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More than 2 billion gadgets are forecast to ship in 2013

Almost 2.4 billion computers, tablets and cellphones will ship this year, according to estimates from Gartner.


Filmmaker turns to Kickstarter for a journey into the brain

Researchers seek to raise $25,000 by May 14 to produce a dome-format movie made with real 3D images of the brain that will search for the biological reasons we need to go where no one has gone before.


Torment kills it on Kickstarter as top-funded game ever

InXile raised more than $4.1 million on Kickstarter to complete development of Torment: Tides of Numenera, a science fiction role-playing game, and setting a record for game financing on the crowdfunding site.

Tablets will take over in three years, Gartner estimates

Three years from now, tablet computers will outsell traditional Windows PCs, and do so by a whopping 72 percent, according to the latest projections from Gartner. In between, PC shipments drop at ever faster rates.


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Global tech spending forecast to hit $3.8 trillion in 2013

Worldwide spending on IT products and services will grow 4.1 percent this year to roughly $3.8 trillion, according to new forecast figures released by analyst firm Gartner.

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ICANN's CEO sees crucial times in efforts for a free Internet

U.S. advocates for a free global Internet need to reach out to other nations to encourage their participation in open governance bodies like the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization's president and CEO said.

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Japan quake and tsunami put social networks on stage

The 2011 earthquake and tsunami are forever linked with social media in Japan. In the chaotic days and weeks that followed, with the northeast coast in shambles and hundreds of thousands in shelters with no phone service, many turned to services like Twitter and Facebook to post personal news or keep in touch.

The NSRL and Stanford Libraries are cataloging vintage software.

Vintage software, including games, find a home in archives

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Stanford University have partnered to save for posterity over 15,000 software programs created in the early days of microcomputing.


30 years of PCWorld, 30 pivotal moments in PC history

PCWorld celebrates its 30th birthday this month—and the technological progress we’ve seen since 1983 has been remarkable. Join us on a walk through history as we revisit some of the PC platform’s greatest moments.

PC epicenter shifts to Asia as Dell, HP and others regroup

Asia is fast becoming the epicenter of the PC market as Chinese and Taiwanese companies challenge the turf occupied for more than a decade by prominent U.S. PC makers Hewlett-Packard and Dell, whose laptop and desktop shipments are stumbling.