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Kobo Aura HD vs. the competition: A backlit e-reader tale of the tape (chart)

 Kobo Aura HD Kobo has Amazon in the crosshairs with its new Aura HD e-reader, which features a higher-resolution display than the Kindle Paperwhite–albeit at a higher price tag. Kobo dubs the Aura HD a “premium” e-reader, with a 6.8-inch E Ink display sporting a 1440 by 1080 pixels resolution. That’s good for a Kindle […]

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Rain Design mStand 360 review: lifting your MacBook with strength and style

Rain Design mStand 360: Design The post-PC world in which we live isn’t really devoid of PCs of course. The sorry Wintel box is on the endangered list but every personal device that computes is a PC, whether phone, tablet or laptop. And it’s laptops that are now the heavy lifters, carried from home to […]

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Intel Net Down 25% on Decline in PC Demand

Intel Decline in PC Demand Intel Corp.’s (INTC) first-quarter profit fell 25% as the chip maker continued to suffer from declining demand for personal computers. Intel, which supplies chips for most of the world’s PCs, has been grappling with a stark decline in PC sales. Data released last week by two research firms fed pessimism; […]

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The real reason for the PC sales plunge: The era of "good enough" computing

IDC’s PC sales numbers show a dramatic fall, but they’re not the whole story. Before we blame one thing we need to take a much more nuanced view and look at the last decade of the IT world. After all, nothing is ever as simple as it seems. We’re at an interesting inflexion point in […]

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Slideshow: The Week in Mac Accessories: You should see our USBs!

If you’re looking for the latest USB 3.0 technology (including the hubbiest hub ever) look no further than the latest Mac Accessories. Also: cases, key covers, adapter holders, super docks, air filters, and even a backpack. FirmTek FirmTek says its new miniSwap/U3 is a “screaming fast” USB 3.0 enclosure for solid state and hard disk […]

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Microsoft pushes yet another Surface RT update meant to fix Wi-Fi woes

The third time might be the charm for Microsoft, which just released a third update in as many months meant to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues plaguing the Surface RT tablet. Since its release late last year, hundreds of Surface RT users have taken to Microsoft’s support forums to complain about spotty Wi-Fi woes. They reported […]

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PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops

PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it’s starting to look like it will never fully recover as a new generation of mobile devices reshapes the way people use technology. The latest evidence of the PC’s infirmity emerged Wednesday with the release […]

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Windows 8: advanced features

Posted on 10 Apr 2013 at 09:01 The new Windows 8 isn’t only about tablet apps. Darien Graham-Smith looks at some of the technical enhancements in Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 8 is noted for its tile-based interface (formerly known as Metro) and newfound focus on touchscreen input. However, this latest edition of Windows also brings numerous […]

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Microsoft tempts XP laggards with $84 upgrade discount

 Microsoft today kicked off a new promotion aimed at Windows XP customers, who have just one year to ditch the 12-year-old OS before it’s retired from support. Small- and medium-sized businesses still running Windows XP and Office 2003 — the latter also will be retired a year from today, on April 8, 2014 — can […]

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Alienware’s latest gaming PC has Linux on it.

Dell is one of the few PC makers that attempts to cater to Linux users with its computers. The company’s “Project Sputnik” laptop, a developer-centric version of its XPS 13 that comes with Ubuntu, is one such effort. PC gamers can also get in on the fun with the Linux version of Dell’s Alienware X51 […]

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