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AMD hopes to squeeze Carrizo into more laptops with a plug-and-play board design

AMD's barely present in the laptop market right now, but the company plans to change that with a new chip and components strategy

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Amazon's three top-selling computers for the holidays were... Chromebooks

What shoppers seem to want is a cheap, sub-$300 laptop. Chromebooks fit the bill, but supercheap Windows PCs like HP's Stream are also selling very well.

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Your new PC needs these 22 free, excellent programs

Start off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.

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Purism discovered how to make open-source software laptops even more open

Purism, the creator of the freedom-obsessed Librem 15 laptop, says it has figured out way to get new Intel CPUs to play nice without proprietary firmware.

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OnePlus turns one, celebrates with battery pack accessory, ROM-naming contest

The company is also throwing a contest to name its newest custom ROM.

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Tokyo court hears lawsuit against Apple over laptop charger pins

Supplier Shimano Manufacturing wants a sales injunction and US$8.4 million for patent infringement

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Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark, burn risk

Nearly half a million Lenovo devices in the U.S. need to swap out their power cord ASAP after Lenovo recalls the LS-15 AC adapter.

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Samsung starts selling $200 Gear VR 'Innovator Edition'

Got a Galaxy Note 4? For an extra $200, you can take part in virtual reality experiments from Samsung and Oculus.

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Are HP's new EliteBooks too cool to be corporate?

The latest generation includes carbon-fiber chassis designs, SSDs, versatile displays, and tantalizing hints of future Intel CPUs.

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Android bloatware alert: DT Ignite automated app installer spotted on T-Mobile, Verizon phones

Some Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 owners on these carriers have reported the uninvited appearance of the installer and some apps--and worse, the apps can be difficult to uninstall.

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Hands-on with HP's Stream 11, the $200 Windows laptop that wants to kill Chromebooks

HP and Microsoft have created a Windows laptop that's as small and cheap as a Chromebook. Is that an accomplishment? Mark Hachman dives in to find out.

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Android Lollipop's default encryption devastates storage performance, tests show

Is your new Nexus 6 not as snappy as it should be? The default encryption feature may be to blame.

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Dirt-cheap laptops might be this year's stocking stuffer

Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise commodity-priced laptops and tablets, while the biggest-ticket items may be in the smallest packages: smartphones.