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Desktop PCs aren't bad, but Americans love TVs (and Apple!) the most

The latest American Customer Satisfaction Index report finds that U.S. consumers overwhelmingly love their TVs, Apple, and yes, their comfy old desktop PCs. But America's fascination with computing devices in general is waning a bit.

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Intel's itty-bitty NUC PC prototypes pack Broadwell chips, touch controls

Intel shows off a number of prototype NUCs at the Intel Developer Forum, including models with touch, speech, and its next-generation Broadwell chips. And if Intel's mini PC is too powerful for you, try an Atom-powered "half NUC" design.

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Seagate's monstrous 8TB hard drive is the most spacious storage yet

Shipping this fall to enterprises everywhere: the largest capacity hard drive yet.

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Gigabyte Brix GB-BXi7-4500 review: Pint-sized power at a plus-sized cost

You get a big punch in a borderline unbelievably small chassis, but the machine's price tag and bare-bones internals relegate it to "curious niche" status.

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CyberPowerPC Fang Mini joins the tiny desktop PC party

The mini PC gets a couple new options, with no assembly required.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS plays better with high-res displays, forms Ubuntu's tablet backbone

Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' is here as Canonical's latest LTS release. It's more about stability than new features, but still begins a new era for Ubuntu.

Three essential 'hardware' tools every PC user needs

You won't need them every day, but when you need them you really, really need them.

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Three power user menu options every Windows 8.1 user should know

You may already be using it to shut down your PC, but there's so much more to the power user menu. Here are three options you should be using regularly.

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Intel reinvents desktop PC with new Core chips, portable all-in-one

Intel unveiled four new desktop chips and some new desktop concepts, plus a sneak peek of its Broadwell fifth-generation Core architecture.

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PC market fell hardest in 2013, analyst firm says

Not only did the traditional PC market record the sharpest dip on record for 2014, but the market is expected to shrink through 2018.