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Windows 8.1 won't rescue PC market this year, IDC says

The Windows 8 OS and high prices of PCs are reasons why people are looking at attractively priced tablets instead says one analyst.

Resurrect your old PC as a public kiosk for fun and profit

Give your old hardware a second life: Build a PC with the right tools and software to provide safe, secure public access in a small business or public setting.

Why Lenovo's surging mobile sales shouldn't freak out the PC faithful

The world's top PC maker sells more mobile devices than traditional computers—but traditional computers have been completely redefined.

Windows 8 comes to open-source PCs with GizmoSphere board

The Gizmo is compatible with Windows 8 and older versions of the OS, including Windows 7 and XP, making it a possible PC replacement.

China preparing stimulus program to possibly spark PC, handset sales

China will soon roll out a plan to stimulate sales of IT products, which could help revive PC shipments in the nation, and further stimulate purchases of smartphones.

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Top 4 open-source PCs

Single board or "open-source" PCs have open designs that can be replicated by other hardware companies and are inexpensive to manufacture and fun to use.

Deep inside Razer's design lab, home to gaming hardware that shouldn't actually exist

We invade the offices of Razer USA to learn how this PC upstart designs and builds some of the best gaming hardware on the market.

Behind the scenes at Razer!

Alex Wawro goes deep inside the design lab at Razer to check out the company's prototyping process.

The future is 'ultramobile:' Intel makes the PC persona non grata

"You're dead to me." Intel's new chief executive, Brian Krzanich, didn't use that phrase when describing Intel's relationship with the PC—but he may as well have.

The PC fights back: U.S. sales decline is slowing

PC sales continue to decline, but a closer look at the numbers shows that U.S. sales are stabilizing, though worldwide sales trends remain grim.

Samsung denies ditching its desktop PC business

The Korea Times says Samsung is killing its desktop PC business. Samsung says it's not.