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Affordable Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 Processors Coming in Late June

By the time back-to-school shopping begins, we should have our pick of budget Ivy Bridge laptops and desktops.


Apple Adds iPad to Back-to-School Promotion

Apple is offering $100 gift cards to customers who buy a qualifying Mac and $50 to those who purchase a third-generation iPad.

Microsoft Extends Visual Studio Express 2012 to Desktop Apps

Developers were unhappy with the lack of desktop application support.

2012’s 25 Geekiest 25th Anniversaries

Here's a look back at the most memorable events and products from 1987.

WWDC 2012 Preview: What to Expect from Apple

Apple's WWDC 2012 will include purported refreshes to almost the entire Mac lineup, Facebook integration for iOS, Siri integration for the iPad, as well as sneak peeks at iOS 6.

Is It a Laptop? A Tablet? Whatever, PC Makers Just Hope You'll Buy It

One thing apparent at Computex this week is that computer makers really aren't sure what consumers want in a PC, and they're throwing everything at the wall to...

Hard Drive Prices to Remain High Until 2014

A new report from IHS iSuppli states that drive prices that skyrocketed after flooding in Thailand will remain high for the next couple of years.

TechHive: Doing the E3 Shuffle

It’s the smaller meetings and the chance encounters that really make the show worth seeing. Here is one reporter's journey.

Microsoft Says, Buy a New PC Now, Pay $14.99 for Windows 8 Upgrade

Consumers who buy a new PC between now and Jan. 31 can pay US$14.99 for an upgrade to Windows 8, the next version of Microsoft's PC operating.

Google to Warn Users About Being the Victim of Nation-State Cyber Attacks

If a nation-state targets your PC, Google will let you know.


Windows 8 Test Drive: Hardware Is a Challenge

Hardware will remain a key to satisfaction in Windows 8.

Acer Plans to Launch Windows RT Devices in Q1 2013

Acer plans to release ARM-based devices running Windows RT during next year's first quarter and expects rivals Dell and HP to eventually exit the PC industry...

Apple's iPad Will Be More Popular Than PCs in 2020

Piper Jaffray analysts think that in the long run any cannibalizing of Mac sales by iPads will pay off.