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Tesla CTO Talks Model S, Batteries and In-car Linux

For most people who identify themselves as techies, Tesla's Model S is something of a dream car. The all-electric vehicle accelerates fast, can maintain a high...

Dreaming of a Linux Ultrabook? Meet the New ZaReason UltraLap 430

With Intel HD 4000 graphics, third-generation Ivy Bridge technology, and rapid boot times, this new device offers a choice of Linux operating systems.

SUSE Linux Outlines Its Plans for Windows 8 Secure Boot

Based on Fedora's strategy, this new approach to Windows 8's restrictions adds new flexibility to the mix.

Apple's iOS 6: What We Know

A peek at the latest beta reveals new connectivity features and interface updates in the refresh to Apple's mobile operating system.

GNOME Announces a Brand-New OS Coming in 2014

Tablet-focused touch capabilities, meanwhile, are now on the way to the GNOME desktop.

Windows 8: What We've Learned Lately

We already know about the major changes that Windows 8 will incorporate. Here's a look at the little things that Microsoft has filled in the blanks about.


'Damn Small Linux' Returns with a Brand-New Release Candidate

Targeting older PCs, this tiny Linux distribution weighs in at just 50MB.

Six Key Improvements in Bodhi Linux 2.0.1

Now based on Ubuntu Linux 12.04, this free OS is available in both 32- and 64-bit versions.

Adafruit Wants to Help You Hack Your Raspberry Pi With This Linux Distro

Getting to your first Raspberry Pi hack? Adafruit’s first Educational Linux Distro might help.


Nvidia Releases New Unix Driver to Fix High-risk Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Graphics chip maker Nvidia released a new version of its Unix driver on Friday in order to address a high-risk vulnerability that can be exploited by local users...

Sony 'Actively Investigating' Jelly Bean Upgrades

Xperia S and other handsets will still get Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades while Sony evaluates Android 4.1 for use on its phones.

Windows RTMs, PCWorld Lab Testing and Mechwarrior Tactics

PCWorld Editors discuss the Windows 8 final release, important Windows 8 dates and how the PCWorld Labs tests gear. We also talk about some gaming news, including Mechwarrior Tactics and Star Wars: The Old Republic going free to play.


Windows 8 Leaked in Final Form

Microsoft froze the code for its revamped operating system on Wednesday, and by Thursday an apparently pirated version was found online.