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Transform a Windows tablet into a full-fledged Windows PC

With some accessories and handy-dandy software tweaks, a portable Windows tablet can become the heart of a potent PC workstation.

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.

Build this killer AMD-based Windows 8.1 PC for less than $1000

Forget about Intel; this powerful PC build packs AMD hardware under the hood.

Cyber Monday deals: 15 more decent PC buys from the seedy discount jungle

Black Friday may be gone, but the deals keep coming, particularly for PC users.

Minecraft's Notch revealed in behind-the-scenes tale

The wildly popular game "Minecraft" is a lot like its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson: modest in style and origin and apparently still true to its roots despite phenomenal success.

Windows 8 buying guide: How to buy the best laptop, desktop, tablet, or hybrid

Windows 8 works on them all. Here's how to buy the best one for you.

The little computer that could: Raspberry Pi passes 2 million mark

As it turns out, millions of people have a sweet tooth for the deliciously affordable Raspberry Pi.

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Flame graph shows computer system performance in a new light

A visualization technique called a flame graph can be effective for charting how system resources such as CPUs and memory are used.

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Do-or-die time for Acer as it hunts for winning strategy

With consumers flocking to tablets and smartphones, Acer’s once-thriving PC business has been left in the dust.

Of punchcards, platters, and wooden mice: The PC's origin story

As the computing world splinters into diverse niches and form factors, let's remember that all these devices share the same background.