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OK, glowing pink ooze would worry us, too

Flashback to the 1980s, when this Australian organization finally eases into computerization -- and is trying to do it right, ergonomically speaking....

Just like it says on the screen

This company has rolled out thin clients for its users, and mostly that's worked fine -- but for one power user it's a problem....


Windows 8 user share, August 2014

Windows 8's uptake climbs but still trails Vista's

Windows 8's uptake shoved into a forward gear last month for the first time since May, but the OS trailed Windows Vista's tempo of six years ago....

AMD's new eight-core FX chips are based on aging Piledriver architecture

Advanced Micro Devices is targeting mid-range desktops with its latest high-end FX chips based on the Piledriver architecture....

Chromebook Pixel Revisited 18 Months

Chromebook Pixel revisited: 18 months with Google's luxury laptop

Is it crazy to pay $1300 for a Chromebook? Some reflections after a year and a half of living with Google's luxurious Pixel....

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Apple makes Sept. 9 event official, hints at more than iPhone 6

Apple confirmed today it will host an event Sept. 9 in Cupertino, Calif. to unveil its newest iPhone and perhaps other new hardware....

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Intel is shipping its fastest PC processor yet

Intel is now shipping the Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition chip, its fastest PC processor to date and its first with eight cores....

Mac, Chromebook gains soften PC industry decline

While forecasts for PC shipments have brightened, much of the improvement is likely because Chromebooks and Macs will make up a larger part of this year's market....

Free, fast Windows updates are the future -- and they could hurt PC sales

Microsoft has accelerated Windows' release schedule, which could bode ill for PC makers hoping to goose sales....

here comes the apple vs. samsung smartwatch showdown

Here comes the Apple vs. Samsung smartwatch showdown

Samsung's aggressively trying to steal some Apple glory, announcing its new 3G Gear S smartwatch just hours after Re/Code revealed Apple's plans to announce its own "iWatch" on September 9, with iPhone 6....

Microsoft reissues patch that crippled Windows PCs

Microsoft today re-released a security update it pulled two weeks ago after users packed the company's support discussion forum with reports of crippled computers....

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Server sales have turned a corner

Intel's Grantley Xeon chip and the end of support for Windows Server 2003 should keep server makers busy for a while...

HP recalls 6M laptop power cords that can pose fire hazards

There have already been almost 30 reports of power cords overheating and melting....

15 insanely stupid Apple predictions

The years have not been kind to Apple's critics. Here are fifteen laughable predictions that show how Apple has been going out of business since 1984. [ABOVE: Image c/o The Trad. Special Apple-themed clothes from the '80's. I...

Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Dell for the first time is using an Intel processor in its Wyse thin clients, which are used as alternatives to enterprise PCs....

10 things we know about Apple's new iPhone 6 A8 chip

Apple's iPhone 6 appears on schedule for its public reveal in September, when they begin churning off the production line into the pockets of tens of millions of customers. The smartphone will use new Apple-designed chips, here's...

Round smartwatches arrive, but users still waiting for Apple to join fray

LG's new video teaser showing off a round-faced smartwatch to debut next week at the IFA show begs a central question: What do users want in a smartwatch?...

Two Galileo GPS satellites launched in wrong orbit

Two satellites that are intended to form part of the European Galileo satellite navigation system went astray from their intended orbit after their launch from French Guiana on Friday...

Inexpensive Windows PCs hit the market with help from Microsoft

Microsoft is helping hardware makers build low-priced Windows PCs to combat Chromebooks, and the early results of that effort are hitting the market....

ThinkPad Yoga 11e review: A hidden Chromebook gem

With its exceptional build quality and outstanding (and flexible) display, Lenovo's new ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook is a meaningful notch above the rest....

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