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Leap Motion Leapfrogs Kinect for Hands-Free PC Control

The Leap device from Leap Motion promises a degree of precision and interactivity that far surpasses what today's Microsoft Kinect is capable of delivering.

Windows Vista Infection Rates Climb, Says Microsoft

Microsoft said that a skew toward more exploits on Windows Vista can be attributed to the demise of support for the operating system's first service pack.

Via Announces $49 PC With Android OS

The price bar for PCs keeps dropping, with chip maker Via on Tuesday announcing a US$49 APC computer with a customized version of Google's Android operating...

Microsoft Renews Free Xbox 360 with Purchase of Windows PC Deal

Microsoft is repeating its buy a Windows PC and get a free Xbox game console deal it offered last fall for students.

Buy a Windows 7 PC, Get an Xbox

Microsoft is reprising last year's promo, offering a free Xbox 360 game console to U.S. back-to-school buyers of Windows systems.

New DDR4 Memory to Boost Tablet, Server Performance

Although the standard for DDR4 memory won't be finalized until summer, several companies are already preparing to ship modules that will boost performance in...


$100 Off Alienware X51 Gaming PC

Use a coupon code to get $100 off a compact Alienware X51 gaming PC at Dell's online store.

Look, Ma! A PC with no Power Plug!

HP has launched a new zero client that uses "one wire" technology to deliver power over Ethernet.

Why Linux Is a Desktop Flop

It's robust, easy to use, and free. So why isn't it more widely adopted?

LG to Launch Cloud for Sharing Content Across Smartphones, TVs and PCs

LG Electronics will launch a beta of its LG Cloud service on Tuesday that will allow users to access content across various electronic devices.

HP Omni 27 All-in-One Core i5 PC, $1000

Use a coupon code at the HP Home & Home Office Store and pay only $1000 for HP's 27-inch all-in-one PC.

Lenovo Expands Recall of ThinkCentre Desktops Due to Fire Hazard

Lenovo is expanding the recall of some ThinkCentre all-in-ones due to a component defect that can cause the PCs to overheat and catch fire, the U.S. Consumer...

13 Quad-Core Intel Ivy Bridge Chips Expected

The first wave of Ivy Bridge chips reportedly include 13 quad-core processors and are designed for desktops. Dual-core processors for Ultrabooks and other hardware will roll out later this spring.

How Five Tech Companies Will Go Green for Earth Day

Long-life light bulbs, eco-friendly smartphones, and easier ways to shop for earth-friendly cars are some of the green projects tech companies will show off this Earth Day.


Samsung Claims Apple Infringed Eight Patents in Reply to Apple Suit

Samsung Electronics alleged in a counterclaim to an Apple patent infringement lawsuit in a federal court in California that the maker of the iPhone and iPad has...