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Apple patent hints at touch-screen desktop
— 9:13 AM on August 24, 2010

Is some convergence underway between the iPad and Apple's iMac desktop computers? A patent filing spotted by AppleInsider certainly suggest so. The filing, which...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices

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A tribute to my under-appreciated home file servers
— 11:37 PM on August 19, 2010

I spend an almost embarrassing amount of time in front of my desktop PC. It's my workhorse, and the system that I endeavor to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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Release roundup: An Ion box, fresh enclosures, a clicky keyboard, and more
— 5:27 PM on August 19, 2010

Our sack of press announcements is bursting at the seams this week with news from Adata, BitFenix, Lian Li, Razer, and Shuttle: ...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Systems Input devices

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With McAfee purchase, Intel could become #1 bloatware vendor
— 12:46 PM on August 19, 2010

The news of Intel's $7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee was a bit of a surprise to many of us, and the vague justifications both...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Cases, cooling, SDKs, and more
— 5:13 PM on August 12, 2010

This week in our release roundup, we have news from AMD, Antec, iBuypower, and Lian Li. AMD releases ATI Stream SDK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Systems

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HP CEO resigns suddenly amid harassment allegations
— 9:45 AM on August 9, 2010

Ronald caught this in the Shortbread over the weekend, but the sudden resignation of HP CEO Mark Hurd on Friday deserves some additional attention. ...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Launch roundup: New storage devices, wireless docks, and more
— 4:53 PM on July 29, 2010

We have news from Dell, Source R&D, Super Talent, Toshiba, and NZXT this week. Behold! New enhancements to Dell Precision portfolio...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Systems Input devices

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Acer looks to be nipping at HP's heels in notebooks
— 10:09 AM on July 28, 2010

Earlier this month, IDC and Gartner gave us a glimpse at last quarter's shipment numbers for the entire PC industry. DigiTimes has now posted...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Apple outs new Macs, Cinema Display, and Magic Trackpad
— 11:24 AM on July 27, 2010

Early this morning, Apple's online store went offline for maintenance. It returned with a bounty of new products, including updated iMacs and Mac Pros,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices

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Dell pays SEC fine, neither confirms nor denies Intel payoffs
— 10:25 AM on July 26, 2010

Looks like last month's rumors were true. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Dell was indeed able to pay a fine to the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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IDC says Dell is back ahead of Acer, Gartner disagrees
— 10:55 AM on July 16, 2010

After several quarters of playing third wheel in the global PC industry, Dell is back in the saddle—at least by IDC's count. The market research...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Poll: Do you have a home-theater PC?
— 12:03 PM on July 14, 2010

With the exception of my desktop, the next most often-used PC in my home sits in the living room. I've had one in there for...

Poll Question: • Do you have a home-theater PC?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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Asetek prototype brings liquid cooling to all-in-one PCs
— 11:16 AM on July 2, 2010

In theory, I like the idea of all-in-one PCs like Apple's iMac. By packing everything behind the screen, you end up with a system...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Ye Olde HTPC gets a long-overdue upgrade
— 8:26 AM on July 2, 2010

I built my first proper home-theater PC so long ago that I don't remember exactly when. Five years ago sounds about right, but it...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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Portege R700 sampled briefly
— 10:50 AM on June 30, 2010

Though he might not publicly admit it, I think I could detect some jealousy in Scott's voice when I called to say I was hanging...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Court documents suggest Dell mishandled capacitor plague
— 4:49 PM on June 29, 2010

Remember the capacitor plague early last decade? You know, when capacitors on motherboards spontaneously began bulging and leaking, causing PCs to die like so...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Tiny eMachines nettop pairs Athlon II Neo, GeForce chipset
— 6:00 AM on June 28, 2010

What's this? An eMachines nettop with a bargain-basement price tag, a mobile AMD processor, and Nvidia integrated graphics? As unlikely as that combination might sound,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Launch roundup: Cooler Master, Crucial, Shuttle, Western Digital
— 5:58 PM on June 24, 2010

Welcome to the second iteration of our weekly launch roundup feature. This time, we bring you news of a Cooler Master heatsink, a Crucial SSD,...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Systems

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