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Google Chrome web browser updated to reflect mobile release

Google Chrome web browser updated to reflect mobile release

Yesterday we saw the dropping of the first Android-based Chrome browser, made specifically to work with Android devices with version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and higher working on them. Today we're seeing an update of Chrome for desktop computers (the web browser, not the operating system) which integrates the functionality of the mobile release perfectly, including the pre-loading of content amongst many other tinier changes. It's time to adopt Chrome for all your platforms all over again!

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Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview announced for MWC 2012

Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview announced for MWC 2012

The consumer version of Microsoft's newest hero system Windows 8 will be previewed this year in Spain at Mobile World Congress 2012. We've been invited to the event, it taking place on the 29th of February at 3PM local time and will be bringing you all the action we can capture as it happens. This Consumer preview will likely let us know exactly what we'll be looking at in the release for Windows 8 to the broader market early this year, hopefully inside the end of February or soon after.

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As desktop PC sales decline, multiple monitor use is on the rise

As desktop PC sales decline, multiple monitor use is on the rise

Multiple monitor setups have long been an essential tool for computer power users and hardcore multitaskers, but it looks like the practice is rising significantly even as sales of traditional desktop PCs decline. The New York Times reports that while only 130 million desktop computers were sold in 2011, 179 million monitors were sold in the same period, with the 49 million unit discrepancy pointing towards a rapid expansion in multiple monitor use. Laptops aren't left out in the cold, since most include at least one monitor-out port, allowing for an almost instant dual-monitor setup.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre AIOs and desktops revealed

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIOs and desktops revealed

Lenovo has revealed its latest IdeaCentre touchscreen All-in-One PCs, along with a new K430 tower desktop and a compact H520s half-sized desktop, at CES 2012 today. The Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 and B340 offer 23- and 21.5-inch Full HD displays along with Intel Core processors and touch support, with the B540 having a distinctive bezel-free design and being VESA mountable.

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HP Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix performance PC outed

HP Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix performance PC outed

HP's second PC of the morning is the Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix, a glossy performance desktop which the company says is its fastest to-date. Toting a choice of Intel X79 or AMD 8-core processors, along with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics, the HPE h9 Phoenix also debuts an imposing tower case design with faux armor-plating and highlight lighting.

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Vivitar DVR 790HD lets you record 3D for under $100

Vivitar DVR 790HD lets you record 3D for under $100

Having the right gadgets to take 3D photos and videos doesn't have to be expensive, especially with Vivitar's new digital camera and camcorder offerings. The company is releasing an incredibly budget-friendly camcorder called the DVR 790HD along with a budget HD digital camera called the ViviCam VT135 that both pack a dual-camera array for 3D stills and video capture.

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Acer reveals Veriton Z2620G and Veriton Z2610G slim all-in-one PCs

Acer reveals Veriton Z2620G and Veriton Z2610G slim all-in-one PCs

In addition to the all-in-one PCs revealed earlier this morning in the Z series, Acer is presenting this week their first official glimpse of two all-in-one PCs under the Veriton name, Z2620G and Z2610G. While the Z series devices released this morning are mostly for entertainment it would seem, the Veriton duo here looks to be set for business. Ideal for "anywhere that space conservation and presentation are a priority" says Acer's Commercial Systems Business Manager Leila Axelle Robert, and with a 20-inch display on each of these units with a slim display cutting down on bulk, they certainly are that.

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