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ARM fades from Windows PCs and tablets, but grows in Chromebooks

New Chromebook laptops are giving ARM a new lease on life, even as the Windows RT devices they were supposedly targeted toward get phased out.

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Hands on: The $149 Hisense Chromebook succeeds at being incredibly affordable

It would be easy to ding this device for what it doesn't have, but this Chromebook isn't about flashy features. It's about making a PC pretty much anyone could own.

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Meet the Asus Chromebook Flip, a $249 Chrome OS tablet with a 360-degree hinge

Google will be updating Chrome OS to make it easy to use this convertible Chromebook in clamshell or tablet mode, or in between.

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LG teases April 28 reveal for leather-covered G4 flagship

The company is expected to launch its new flagship smartphone, the G4.

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HTC loses second lead designer in less than a year

Either VP Jonah Becker has gone to greener pastures or new CEO Cher Wang is cleaning house.

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HTC One M9 goes on sale tonight, costs $649 unlocked

HTC's One M9 will become available in the US through the company's website on Friday and through carriers on April 10

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Acer adds horsepower to Chromebook with Intel Broadwell chip

Acer has added a Core i5 processor its Chromebook C910, which up to now has run on Core i3 or Celeron chips

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Microsoft's Windows 10 deal with Xiaomi raises eyebrows

Microsoft will preview Windows 10 to select Xiaomi phone users

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Asus G501 offers 4K, new GeForce, PCIe SSD and even Thunderbolt in superthin case

Asus new G501 tries to walk the fine line between being thin while still letting you play games.

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If you hate PC bloatware, here are the vendors to avoid

Bloatware or crapware clogs your PC, slowing it down and gobbling up space. A little research can help you avoid the worst offenders.

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PC sales may be worse than expected this year

IDC revised its forecast for PC shipments in 2015 to a drop of 4.9 percent

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iFixit uncovers the Force Touch trackpad in the 2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

The new MacBook isn't the only Apple laptop to get a fancy new pressure-sensitive trackpad, though it may not be exactly the same model.

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Nvidia outs GeForce GTX 960M and GeForce GTX 950M GPUs for thin gaming laptops

Nvidia filled out its 9-series of mobile GPUs this morning with a pair of parts that it says will allow better gaming in laptops under an inch thick.

World Tech Update - Apple Watch, Chromebook Pixel, NASA rocket

On World Tech Update this week Apple details its Apple Watch and debuts a new, thin Macbook, Sony plans to shutdown PlayStation mobile and NASA tests a rocket booster that will send humans to Mars.

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Sorry, Intel: As Windows XP upgrade cycle wanes, so does company's revenue forecast

Intel lowers its revenue guidance by almost $1 billion as the post-Windows-XP surge in sales peters out.

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Want 32GB of RAM in your laptop or NUC? You can finally do it

If you're the kind of person that's been held back by the pathetic 16GB of RAM in your laptop, I'M Intelligent Memory says its new chips can take you to 32GB even if Intel doesn't approve of it.