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Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac priced and dated for Mountain Lion and Windows 8

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac priced and dated for Mountain Lion and Windows 8

This week Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac has been revealed with the power to integrate OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8 like a boss. With features that take into account the most integral features of both systems, you'll be working on the Mac computer of your choice with all the greatness of the most advanced operating systems from both Apple and Microsoft. Both Parallels Desktop 8 Switch to Mac Edition and standard Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac are ready to make your next-generation operating system cross-use easy as pie.

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Google live election hub streams DNC and RNC action

Google live election hub streams DNC and RNC action

If you're ready for 2012 Election Day here in the United States, you're more than likely fooling yourself - that's why Google has prepared a lovely online voter guide for us all. This guide takes us back to the original presidential nomination convention in 1832 and brings the original sense of democracy back to the common online citizen with a history lesson that eventually leads to your understanding of how to get in on the fun. Google is also providing both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention with live video streams and social networking so you can stay involved from start to finish.

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Windows 8 final build leaks instantly: should we have simply expected it?

Windows 8 final build leaks instantly: should we have simply expected it?

It's a scene right out of Tron: right upon the release of the final version of Microsoft's new operating system Windows 8, it's leaked to the web. Is it a sign of the times that an illegal download of one of the most widely anticipated operating systems in recent memory is available almost as quickly as someone could have accessed and uploaded it? Or should we be dismayed that in an age where information security is as much a hot topic as sharing is that we've got an immediate break?

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Mountain Lion renews Apple’s vertical integration commitment

Mountain Lion renews Apple’s vertical integration commitment

This week it's the Apple product users working with a Mac, an iPad, and an iPhone that will profit most from the desktop operating system upgrade OS X Mountain Lion. A large cross-section of features included in the operating system made exclusively for Mac computers makes this the most well-integrated system that Apple's ever made, connecting the desktop environment with the mobile in several ways that'll have users of non-Apple hardware wishing they'd thought twice about picking up their Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry. With this move Apple has once again stuck the question in people's minds: should I buy an iPad and/or an iPhone? What am I waiting for?

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Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch and new iMac tipped for September

Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch and new iMac tipped for September

The month of September may very well be one of some blockbuster releases for Apple, with a brand new iMac and the 13-inch version of the Retina MacBook Pro prepped for release alongside rumored mobile devices galore. This tip comes from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who speaks with Appleinsider on how two benchmarks as well as predictions linked to previous launch times of Mac products leads him to trust that the two mentioned computers will be popping up very soon. Apple has just this week begun to reduce the shipping time for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display after weeks of it being on the market - time to ramp up sales once again!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 20, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 20, 2012

This morning it's time to continue the epic saga that is the Parisian McDonalds wearable camera incident - with Steve Mann continuing his quest to make AR a reality for the universe. Yahoo is pleading with their staff to "please don't stop" - an odd battle cry if ever have we heard one. Those of you waiting for Jelly Bean on your Android phones might want to turn to Nokia - yes Nokia - to find it: Android 4.1 has been ported to the N9.

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AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

Intel continues to dominate the desktop processor market, and it looks like its reign may continue for a while if the latest report from Digitimes is to be believed. The publication reports that AMD will be delaying the launch of its new Trinitydesktop processors from August to October in order to make changes to the platform. Motherboard manufacturers will also be affected by the sudden change, with companies scrambling to accommodate the new designs in time for a launch in the second half of the year.

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Acer Predator AG3620-UR21P gaming desktop Review

Acer Predator AG3620-UR21P gaming desktop Review

This week we've got our hands on the orange and black beast of a gaming desktop computer known as the Acer Predator AG3620-UR21P. The build we've got comes with a beastly set of hardware, starting with the new Third Generation Intel Core i7-3770 processor, 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.9GHz. This tower also comes with NVIDIA graphics, a 128GB SSD drive, and so many ports on the top and back that you wont know what to do with all of them.

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Acer Aspire 5600U AiO features Ivy Bridge and multitouch

Acer Aspire 5600U AiO features Ivy Bridge and multitouch

Acer has today announced the introduction of its Aspire 5600U All-in-One PC. The company says the slim chassis is around 35mm thick, with the machine featuring a 23-inch screen with a 1920x1080 resolution, a 5ms response time, 250 nits of brightness, and 10 point multitouch. The PC is powered by Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors, and there’s a discrete NVIDIA GPU too.

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HP Z220 SFF Workstation Review

HP Z220 SFF Workstation Review

This week we've got our hands on the latest member of HP's workstation family in the HP Z220 SFF, and inside this box we've found what must be the easiest to modify computer on the planet. Not only can you plug and play everything you've come to expect from an HP whose case side literally has a giant hand-sized hinge made for opening, but you've got screw-less entry basically everywhere as well. Power of the machine that results aside, this is one fabulously presto change-o computing magician if ever have we seen one.

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