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The top tech products of 2013 (so far)

It's all here: New chips, great phones, innovative hardware. And the year's far from over yet.

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.

Scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass NBT displays coming for touchscreen laptops

After cornering the market on premium mobile displays, Corning has turned its attention to touchscreen PCs.

Tablet shipments expected to at least double those of laptops and ultra-slim PCs in 2014

Tablet sales continue to increase as sales of laptops and other PCs decline.

on techhive.com

Toshiba announces Satellite E series notebooks

Ultra-thin notebooks will feature Intel or AMD processors and 10-point touchscreens.

Asus Chairman Jonney Shih: Nexus 7 'almost broke us'

In an interview with PCWorld and TechHive, Shih riffs on Nexus 7 development, Windows 8 woes, and Asus's smartphone aspirations.

Google Chromecast: A $35, cross-platform answer to Apple TV and AirPlay

This $35 dongle from Google will connect to your HDTV via HDMI and stream video from the Web to the TV at your instruction.

on techhive.com

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.

Sony to sell 'world's first' SD card-based backup for PCs

Sony wants to simplify laptop backups.

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.

Samsung is taking pre-orders on its Ativ Book 9 Lite

New notebook features a custom quad-core CPU from AMD.

Have some frugal fun with these 11 free Windows 8 games

Games can come cheap in the Microsoft Windows 8 store. In fact, a lot of the best stuff is free. Check out these 11 titles that won't cost you a dime but will keep you entertained for hours.

Windows 8.1 isn't just an OS, it's a lesson in course correction

Microsoft demonstrated a renewed willingness to listen to its customers, delivering a ton of new features. That's worth cheering for.

Now that LTE speeds for data are here, what's next?

In the continuing war between Verizon and AT&T, the battle has come down to LTE network size vs. LTE network speed. But new LTE technology isn't far over the horizon.

Apple's 802.11ac Wi-Fi problems: They're for real

OS X could be holding back the new AirPort Extreme's wireless throughput.