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Ivy Bridge System Roundup

Ivy Bridge System Roundup

This morning Intel let loose the final release information for their 3rd Generation Intel Core processors, also known as Ivy Bridge. Since then there've been no lack of PC producers on hand letting the world know that they already have or will have soon their own model computers with the updated Core i5 and/or Core i7 processors onboard. Have a peek at what's being offered today and see if you'll want to go brand new, stick with a proven model with this new update, or create your own with parts of your choosing!

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Acer Ivy Bridge lineup brings all shapes and prices

Acer Ivy Bridge lineup brings all shapes and prices

The folks at Acer are wasting no time at all pushing out several desktop model computers with Intel's newly announced 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors otherwise known as Ivy Bridge. Included in this lineup are several additions to Acer's Predator AG3620 desktop line as well as Gateway DX4860-UR14P. You're about to see power contained in no less than the most wild looking factory-made setups in the history of desktop - believe it!

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Pew’s 6 year top 7 Adult-owned gadgets pumps mobile

Pew’s 6 year top 7 Adult-owned gadgets pumps mobile

The analytics group Pew have done a study with a massive amount of people responding to one question: which gadgets do you own? Over the course of five years, 2006 up to 2012, their respondent gave a cross-section of gadget use which shows the amazing changes in adult (18 years of age or older) owners of gadgets over the past few years. The categories we've got here are cell phones, desktop computers, laptop computers, mp3 players, game consoles, e-book readers, and tablets - can you guess which one has the most clout?

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Adobe Reader iOS, Android app adds free eSignatures

Adobe Reader iOS, Android app adds free eSignatures

The free Adobe Reader app for iOS, Android, and desktop systems is getting updated with some new features that on-the-go business professionals will surely appreciate. The software will now allow users to easily sign PDF documents electronically by hand-drawing on a touchscreen as well as making annotations and filling out forms---all sans printer and paper.

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Apple gaining in corporation use due to ‘time machine’ effect

Apple gaining in corporation use due to ‘time machine’ effect

There's a lot to be said for the satisfaction of workers in this day and age, especially here in the tech industry where Apple is gaining on Windows machines for employee use due to what CBS Interactive CTO Peter Yared implies as a "time machine" effect. In a talk with the Wall Street Journal's CIO Journal, Yared spoke candidly about why he's seeing Apple gain relatively quickly in businesses where employees have Apple computers at home and therefor expect to be able to use the same hardware and software when at work.

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Internet Explorer 10 goes Metro and loses flavor

Internet Explorer 10 goes Metro and loses flavor

Here in the first half of 2012, we're ramping up to use Window 8 after its first consumer preview was released early this Spring, and now Microsoft is delivering Internet Explorer 10 to bring the web to our near-complete experience. Windows 8 offers a new way to work with your computer - or tablet, or odd in-between device - with "Metro" UI. This user interface has "Tiles" not unlike what you may be familiar with in Windows Phone for smartphones - Internet Explorer 10, or IE10 if you prefer, has more than one mode to compensate for this differentiation.

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FTC “Do Not Track” paper parses Mobile Data as well

FTC “Do Not Track” paper parses Mobile Data as well

Today's announcement by the FTC that they're hoping for an expansion on the talks they've already had on a fully functional "Do Not Track" function for web-based data has had coverage focused on the desktop aspects on the whole thus far - but a mobile element looms. What will the FTC do about the undeniable masses of users out there today using the web with their smartphones, tablets, and in-betweens? As it turns out, they've addressed mobile in the same paper, though certainly in brief.

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Google’s Chrome ratings deflate from metric change

Google’s Chrome ratings deflate from metric change

Google's Chrome browser took a small hit in the ratings recently, not due to any decrease in popularity but to an adjustment in the way that usage is measured. Market research firm Net Applications said that the pre-rendering technology used in Chrome had been inflating its usage share. The technology speeds up browsing by pre-loading web pages in the background that it predicts users will visit.

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AMD beefs up FX line of CPUs with quad and six-core options

AMD beefs up FX line of CPUs with quad and six-core options

The whole world might be going nuts for mobile at the moment, but believe it or not, people are still making - and buying! - full-sized desktop computers. Based on that startling fact, AMD has revealed the latest and greatest in its FX line of desktop-class processors, the FX-6200 and FX-4170. The former beefs up capability with six cores, while the latter makes due with "only" four. An AMD representative also said that they're reducing prices on the eight-core FX-8120, but by how much will depend upon what market you're in.

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Lenovo C325 all-in-one review

Lenovo C325 all-in-one review

The all-in-one form factor presents an interesting use case: it required much of the same external setup as a desktop, but uses laptop parts in most cases and has the same resistance to expansion. The most obviously attractive quality of the all-in-one is that it allows for comfortable desktop-style use while being “easy” - just plug in a mouse and keyboard and you're good to go. With the iMac occupying the top end and various HP and Lenovo consumer models grabbing space just below, there's room for a low-cost option: Lenovo's $599 C325.

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