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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.


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.