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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.


Windows 8 Hits Its Next Milestone -- Release Preview Is out Now

Microsoft has released the latest test version of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system, which is now officially in what the company calls its "final phase".

10 Coolest Tech Devices to Bring to Work

While smartphones and tablets have stirred the bring-your-own-device crowd to action lately, employees have been bringing their own tech gadgets to work for years. Here's a look at some of the coolest BYOD tech, past and present.

Samsung Refreshes Series 5 Chromebook, Announces Chromebox Desktop PC

Samsung has refreshed its Series 5 Chromebook and announced the Chromebox, a desktop PC that runs Google's Chrome OS.

Samsung Preps Two New Chromebooks as Google Updates Chrome OS, Apps

Samsung will launch this week two new Chrome OS-based computers, a laptop and desktop that have been designed to be significantly faster and more versatile than...

Dell Introduces Three New All-in-One PCs

The XPS One 27 and Inspiron One 23 and 20 include Ivy Bridge third-generation Intel Core processors, loads of RAM and hard drive space and huge screens.

Rare Working Apple-1 Computer to Be Auctioned by Sotheby's

Sotheby's will put some Apple history on the block next month, including one of only six working Apple-1 personal computers.

Six Piping Hot Raspberry Pi Alternatives

The appetizing Raspberry Pi isn't the only option in single-board computing. Here are some tasty alternatives.

Siri 'Lite' May Surface in Mountain Lion

A voice dictation feature is planned for the next update of Apple's iOS, effectively bringing some features of the iPhone's Siri to Macs.

Massive Layoffs at HP Make for IT Outsourcing Identity Crisis

The direction HP is taking with its outsourcing business remains unclear three years after its EDS acquisition.

Windows 8 Puts End to Endless Reboots

Microsoft yesterday promised that a feature it's added to Windows 8 will put a stop to endless reboots.