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The IBM PS/2: 25 Years of PC History

Here's a fond look back at the Personal System/2 series of PCs, which embarrassed IBM in the late 1980s but shaped the modern PC you know today.

DNSChanger Doomsday Threat Fizzled--Just as It Should Have

You might see the whole DNSChanger ordeal as overblown. On the other hand, the information campaign worked.

Windows 8 Upgrade Offer: $40, Even if Upgrading From Win XP

The promotion runs through January 31, 2013, and applies to purchases made through Windows.com.

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Kinect Brings the Magic to Windows PCs

Earlier this year, Microsoft released Kinect for Windows -- a version of the motion-control Xbox peripheral that works out-of-the-box with a PC running Windows 7...

HP Improves Thin Client Performance With New Tool

Hewlett-Packard's new Velocity software helps IT staff optimize network performance for users who work on its thin or zero clients, the company said on...

Casemod Turns Your Desk Into a PC, Looks Stellar

This clever casemod looks like it costs thousands of dollars to make. It actually only required some plywood and a few extras.

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Windows 8 Supposedly to Be Delivered to Manufacturers in July

Getting Windows 8 to partners by July is important for Microsoft for several reasons.

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Summer Tech Gear Blowout

Here are fifteen of the coolest, most useful, or just really interesting gadgets you can get your hands on now or very soon. We got a peek at a preview CE Week 2012, starting June 25 in New York.

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HP Gives Thin-client Treatment to Passport Internet Monitor

Hewlett-Packard has given a twist to the traditional all-in-one PC design with a new thin client it calls an "Internet monitor" that started shipping on Thursday...

Facebook Buys Face.com; Prepare for Easier Photo Tagging

With the Face.com acquisition and others, it's clear that Facebook is turning a lot more attention to mobile photo-sharing.

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36-Year-Old Apple Computer Sells for $374,500

The vintage Apple-1 keeps growing in value from its original $666.66 price tag; a note from Steve Jobs also drew interest at auction.

TechHive: Vizio's New PCs-- A Scouting Report

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If Vizio gets the usability of these new computers right, they could make big waves in the PC business this fall.

Vizio Enters PC Business, Ships Ivy Bridge Systems Starting at $898

Vizio, known for its TVs, entered the PC business Thursday, announcing new laptops and all-in-ones that all start at the same price, $898.