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The real reasons to blame Windows 8 for plummeting PC sales

PC sales are dropping like a rock, and Windows 8 may be to blame—but not for the reasons you might assume.

Oracle-HP court battle over Itanium delayed indefinitely

Oracle and Hewlett-Packard's ongoing legal battle over software for Itanium has run into another delay, and this time there's no telling how long it will last.

Prepare now to survive the end of Windows XP

A year from now, Microsoft will stop supporting the archaic Windows XP operating system. Make haste in migrating to another OS.

New Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 may be a tough sell at $399

The Galaxy Note 8.0, which launches April 11, is Samsung's stylus-equipped answer to the iPad Mini, but it may be a tough sell at $399.

HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down amid discontent over Autonomy

Hewlett-Packard's Ray Lane is giving up his role as chairman amid ongoing shareholder disapproval of HP's troubled Autonomy acquisition.

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Microsoft slashes prices on Windows 8 hybrids and tablets

The Microsoft Store's reduced prices apply to standalone tablets, hybrid PCs with detachable keyboards, and convertibles with built-in keyboards.

China slams U.S. for discriminating against nation's tech vendors

China has slammed a new U.S. funding law that will tighten scrutiny of information technology purchases from the country, and said it could severely damage the mutual trust between the two nations.

Microsoft aims high with the Surface's corporate ambitions

Microsoft designed the Surface series of tablets with consumers in mind, but the division's head says a renewed business focus is coming soon.

U.S. to scrutinize IT system purchases with ties to China

Certain U.S. federal agencies could be hindered from buying information technology systems made by companies with links to the Chinese government under the new funding law signed by President Barack Obama earlier this week.

BlackBerry sells roughly 1 million Z10s in move to profit

Research In Motion Limited, now doing business as BlackBerry, shipped about 1 million BlackBerry Z10 smartphones during its fiscal fourth quarter.

Microsoft collects 13 design patents for Surface, keyboard covers

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office yesterday awarded Microsoft 13 design patents for its Surface line of tablets, including the innovative Touch keyboards/covers, according to published documents.

Tablets may eclipse laptops in 2014, but there's no post-PC future on the horizon

A new IDC report on connected devices says tablets will outsell both desktops and laptops in the coming years, but diving into the data reveals a less ominous future for traditional computing.

Blackstone proposes counterbid for Dell, reports say

Blackstone Group has reportedly sent a preliminary counterbid to buy out Dell, which would rival the current proposed offer of US$24.4 billion from Silver Lake Partners and Michael Dell made in early February.