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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Lenovo reveals the Flex laptop series, a pair of new Yogas, and the Flex 20 all-in-one PC

Each of Lenovo's new PCs will feature a Haswell processor and a touchscreen display.

Asus Zenbook UX301 Ultrabook

Asus demos two new Zenbooks, three Transformers, and an ultraportable laptop at IFA

New proudcts include Ultrabooks with Gorilla Glass lids, Windows/Android hybrids, and a budget-oriented ultraportable.

Sony's new VAIOs include Flip convertible laptops, Tap 11 hybrid, Tap 21 all-in-one

Highlight: The VAIO Flip 15 sports a 15-inch IPS panel with a native resolution of 2660 by 1620 pixels, and it can drive an external HDMI monitor at 4K resolution (3820 by 2160 pixels).

How a legendary PC mod inspired the most outrageous computer desk ever created

Red Harbinger's Cross desk blurs the line between office furniture and an enthusiast-grade PC case. Actually, make that 'cases'.

Mac Pro and Bride of Frankenmac

Bride of Frankenmac: The illicit PC that runs OS X faster than a Mac Pro

What happens when Macworld Lab takes some spare PC parts and puts together a computer that runs Mac OS X? The results are impressive, but also illegal.

Windows XP's user share nose-dives

Maybe people are listening to Microsoft's demand that they ditch Windows XP.

Intel's Bay Trail chip could find its way into intelligent systems, set-top boxes

The embedded chips can be used for in-car entertainment systems, digital signage, and a wide variety of other equipment that needs to access services from the Internet.

A New Generation of Desktops for a New Generation of Students

Unlike the bulky, beige boxes that cluttered tabletops in the past, today’s desktops are stylish and compact. Here are some of the key points to consider before you buy.

Behind the scenes at Razer!

Alex Wawro goes deep inside the design lab at Razer to check out the company's prototyping process.

Dell OKs new plan for shareholder vote on raised offer from Michael Dell

The Special Committee overseeing Dell's buyout proposal has reached an agreement with company founder Michael Dell and his associates, Silver Lake Partners, on a proposed purchase in which shareholders will get US$13.75 per share and a special dividend of $0.13.

Ultimate goal for Ubuntu Edge phone may go beyond crowdfunding campaign

Pledges for the Ubuntu Edge -- the smartphone that doubles as a desktop -- flew hot and heavy over the first few days, and now Canonical has introduced lower pricing tiers. Even so, more than $27 million is left to be raised. What's the true goal here?

Michael Dell raises buyout offer for Dell by $0.10 per share, with new voting conditions

Michael Dell has raised his offer to take Dell private by US$0.10 per share, to about $24.7 billion, after the company was forced to delay a vote because stockholders seemed inclined to reject the bid.

Tune in or tune out: How does Windows 8 stack up on a home theater PC?

Windows 8's modern interface translates surprisingly well to the TV screen, but some key software omissions could hurt HTPC buffs.

Intel gestures toward the future with Omek buy

Intel has snapped up Omek, a company specializing in gesture recognition. It's part of Intel's effort to popularize perceptual computing, in which we interact with PCs and other devices using hand gestures, voice commands, and facial tracking.