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When your computer won't turn on

Your Windows computer no longer boots? Here's what to do about it.

AMD tackles thorny problem of laptop battery life

AMD will improve its chips' power consumption over the next 6 years, hoping for idle battery life in laptops of up to 50 hours.

Intel wants to eliminate PC wires by 2016

The chipmaker is working on wireless technologies that will let you charge, dock, display and transfer data from a computer without any cables.

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Study: Xbox One, PS4 consume ridiculous amounts of unnecessary power

The National Resources Defense Council reports that the Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One consume two to three times the power of their predecessors. And for what?

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Europe embraces common charger rules to end mobile compatibility nightmare

New rules for radio devices are also approved.

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Microsoft disputes tests that suggest Windows 8.1 has a battery life problem

MacBooks continue to outlast PC laptops. But why?

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Microsoft claims IE consumes less power than other browsers

You never even considered that browsers consume differing amounts of power, did you?

How to pick the best PC power supply

Here's everything you need to know about the electric heart beating at your desktop computer's core.