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Nooo! Raspberry Pi Zero sold out at $5: It's Google's fault

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny ARM computer for five bucks. Now there’s a thing to be thankful for, in this world of the Internet of Things. The Pi Foundation is going back to its roots...

And she didn't get mad when you touched them?

Help desk gets a call from a panicky remote user who says her task bar is gone and she can't launch any of her programs to work -- and none of the troubleshooting the techs try over the phone seems to help.

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Raspberry Pi Zero: The $5 computer has arrived

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been working to lower the cost of home computing for years, and now founder Eben Upton says it can go no further: $5 for a fully-fledged computer is as cheap as it can get.

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Lenovo patches serious flaws in PC system update tool

For the third time in less than six months PC manufacturer Lenovo has had to update the System Update tool pre-loaded on some of its products for security reasons.

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Microsoft acknowledges bug led to Windows 10 November upgrade stoppage

Microsoft has restored access to Windows 10's November upgrade from its download center after pulling the upgrade because of a bug.


Looking for a low-cost laptop? Here's what you'll get

PC makers need to strip some features to make laptops affordable. Here are some things you need to be ready to sacrifice if you buy a low-cost laptop.

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Apple’s open sourced Swift could change everything

In future, Android apps could be made with Apple's Swift development language as company defines the digital era.

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After a lapse, Intel looks to catch up with Moore's Law again

For Intel, the temporary inability to keep up with Moore's Law -- the foundation of its business -- was a minor embarrassment, but the company is trying hard to catch up.

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Dell Danger! “Superfish 2.0” blunder: It gets worse

Every Dell desktop and laptop shipped since August has contained three bogus root certificates, including eDellRoot. Not only that, but two certs include their own private keys! It’s like Superfish all over again...

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HP bows out with a 9% drop in sales

It was an inglorious ending: The former Hewlett-Packard Co. logged an 9 percent drop in sales for its last quarter before the split.

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User reviews from 5,000 people tapped for 3D printer buyer's guide

The world's largest online community of 3D printer owners has compiled its annual list of user reviews to create a detailed buyer's guide that uses a simple "1-10" rating system.

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Business wearables a juicy target market for HP Inc.

HP Inc. is shying away from the consumer wearable market, but sees an untapped opportunity in wearables for businesses.

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10 steps to improve Contacts in OS X El Capitan

Your Contacts should be your prized possession, so let’s try to get them under control (and make better use of them).

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Fight for your right to repair

Buyers should have the right to repair equipment they purchase.


Six great gifts for the nerdiest nerds you know

You can't go wrong with Star Trek, Star Wars, or a toolkit with spudgers galore. Check out our top picks, sure to please any super-nerd.


Killer gifts every PC gamer will want

News flash: Gamers want more than Shasta cola and a Rush mix tape. These five killer gifts will make any PC gamer gush

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Intel taps former Qualcomm exec to run PC, IOT and software businesses

Poaching for top executives is common among chip rivals, and Intel has nabbed a top Qualcomm executive to run its PC, mobile, IoT and software businesses.

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Update: Microsoft yanks Windows 10 November upgrade from download site

Microsoft last week stopped offering Windows 10's November upgrade as a disk image, closing down the route many had used to skip the wait as the company slowly rolls out the refresh via Windows Update.

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