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Dell acquires Wyse to extend cloud computing offerings

Dell acquires Wyse to extend cloud computing offerings

While Dell lost some market share last year to Lenovo, they still hold a strong presence in both the desktop and server market. It looks like the company is hoping to make more inroads into the virtualization market, as Dell this morning announced the acquisition of cloud client computing company Wyse Technology.

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Dell kills US smartphone sales

Dell kills US smartphone sales

The news that Dell is pulling out of the US smartphone market will fall on mostly deaf ears. Dell has been very far from a player in the smartphone industry in the United States and the devices are not popular. That means Dell's recent announcement that it is pulling out of the US smartphone business will affect very few people. If you happen to be a fan of Dells Venue or Venue Pro smartphones, this may be bad news to you.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook versus HP Folio 13

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook versus HP Folio 13

Yankees and Red Sox. Edison and Tesla. Dell and HP. Both American PC titans have release shiny new ultrabooks this year, hoping to find a small place in your carry-on bag. The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook is a few weeks newer, but not so much newer that the HP Folio 13 is out of the running: both are slim, stylish notebooks with 13-inch screens, Intel Core processors, SSD drives and the latest version of Windows. So which between the two of them should get your hard-earned dollar? Let's break it down.

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Dell offers improved BIOS and trackpad driver for XPS 13 Ultrabook

Dell offers improved BIOS and trackpad driver for XPS 13 Ultrabook

We had a good long look at Dell's shiny new XPS 13 earlier this month, and came away impressed with the build quality and screen. But two points of contention in our official review were the rather noisy system fan (a rare thing on an ultrabook) and the fidgety touchpad, an all too common occurrence on the trendy new all-in-one designs. Dell followed up with us today to say that they've updates both the system BIOS and the Cypress drivers for the trackpad, neatly addressing both issues. XPS 13 owners can get the BIOS here, and the trackpad drivers here.

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Dell working on business friendly Windows 8 tablet

Dell working on business friendly Windows 8 tablet

Windows 8 is certainly proving popular ahead of its release later this year: the consumer preview release racked up over one million downloads in less than 24 hours last week. While OEMs are almost certainly eyeing up ways to capitalize on the potential success of the operating system across the tablet and desktop space, Dell are hoping to gain an edge in the corporate world over the iPad with a tablet running Windows 8.

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A Dell display is an iPad devs’ best friend

A Dell display is an iPad devs’ best friend

The iOS developer's best friend might not be a new iMac or even a Mac Pro, when looking to create Retina Display apps for the new iPad, but in fact hardware with the far less fashionable Dell logo. Apple's Phil Schiller joked during the new iPad keynote yesterday that the 2048 x 1536 tablet actually had more pixels than the floor to ceiling presentation screen behind him; however, that resolution presents a significant issue for iOS app developers, since none of Apple's own OS X hardware supports the new iPad's full resolution.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultraportable Review

Dell XPS 13 Ultraportable Review

Dell has a reputation, deserved or not, as being a reliable, economical and (not to put too fine a point on it) dull choice when it comes to PCs. There have been many attempts to change rectify this; the first in recent memory was coincidentally titled the XPS 13. Various incarnations of this machine and others like the Adamo line have again and again tried to break this perception, and while admirable efforts, they’ve fallen mostly on deaf ears. Enter the XPS 13 Ultrabook, which utilizes Intel’s vague set of standards to hopefully stand above the crowd.

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Valve Steam Box console challenger tipped in pipeline

Valve Steam Box console challenger tipped in pipeline

Digital game distribution company Valve is working on a "Steam Box" console rival to the Xbox 360 and PS3 along with set-top boxes like the Apple TV, it's reported, an open platform using both standard and custom PC hardware. Rather than an own-built console, the so-called Steam Box would be based on an open spec design with custom Valve software, The Verge's sources suggest, with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and NVIDIA graphics at its core. A proprietary controller - potentially including interchangeable controls, such as analog sticks, new buttons and the like, as illustrated in a patent Valve filed last year - could also be on the cards.

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