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Your 2013 holiday gift guide

See cool gift ideas for family, friends -- and yourself.


Malibal Nine X7200

What can you say about a laptop that ships with a 300W power supply and weighs more than 14 pounds? The Malibal Nine X7200 is an exercise in extremes: it's big, heavy, and gets loud under heavy use, but it's very, very fast on games...

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Tablet roundup

All the information you need about available tablets: price, display size, weight, links to reviews and more.

Hitachi unveils 2.5-in. 320GB notebook hard drive

Hitachi today is set to unveil a 2.5-in, 320GB hard drive for notebook computers, gaming systems, blade servers and video surveillance systems.

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Apple earnings story

Video: Check out the uBot-5 robot

Two University of Massachusetts graduate students are building a robot they hope can one day be used as a companion for elderly and handicapped people.

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Making the Case for Paid Media in Your Marketing Strategy

Earned, owned, and paid media are the trifecta of a successful media strategy. Incorporating all three into a converged media strategy will increase your marketing returns better than just using one. So, is there a case for using one...

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How to buy PCs for your enterprise

IT has several judgments to make in deciding which Windows PCs — and other business computers like Macs and Chromebooks — should make up its computing fleet. Most aren’t about the PCs themselves.

Fred Brooks is gone, but his IT management lessons will live forever

The author of the classic software management book, "The Mythical Man-Month," passed away recently. To honor his memory, we should finally start applying his lessons.

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Apple finally adds encryption to iCloud backups

Apple has rolled out a number of security features that will now offer end-to-end encryption to protect data, including backups, contacts, notes, photos, and wallet passes. The company also announced hardware Security Keys for Apple...

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US Congress rolls back proposal to restrict use of Chinese chips

After business groups argued that proposed legislation to curb use of Chinese-made semiconductors would hurt national security, lawmakers amended it—but a final vote and the president's approval of the proposed National Defense...

ChromeOS Virtual Desks

A new Chromebook productivity feature worth finding

Give yourself the gift of efficiency with this 20-second ChromeOS upgrade.

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Buyer’s guide: How to choose the right business laptops

Business-ready notebooks come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. Here’s how to pick the best laptops for all your users, whether you’re leasing or buying outright.

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3 quick tricks for smarter Android sharing

This just in: Moving stuff between your Android phone and computer doesn't have to be a hassle — no matter what desktop platform you're using.

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REFRESH TEST STORY: Buyer's guide to business laptops

Business-ready notebooks come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. Here’s how to pick the best laptops for all your users, whether you’re leasing or buying outright.

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HP to cut up to 6,000 staff in plan to mitigate PC market softness

Posting an 11.2% decline in quarterly revenue as the PC market continues to experience a downturn, HP said it would cut staff, joining other manufacturers that are resorting to job cuts to navigate the financial challenges this year.

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Is ChromeOS right for you? A 4-question quiz to find out

Chromebooks aren't like regular computers — so are they right for your needs? These four questions will help you find the answer.

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