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Intel to show Windows 8 tablets, ultrabooks at Build

Intel to show Windows 8 tablets, ultrabooks at Build

Intel may be showing off some tablets and ultrabooks running Windows 8 at both the Intel Developer Forum and at Microsoft's Build developer conference, which kicks off tomorrow. We'll be covering the Build event live, so make sure to check back for all the developments. It's believed that Microsoft could be giving away a Windows 8 tablet from Samsung, so there should be some good Windows 8 hardware to see this week.

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IDC: tablets, smartphones to surpass PCs in internet use by 2015

IDC: tablets, smartphones to surpass PCs in internet use by 2015

According to a new report from market research firm IDC, mobile internet usage on smartphones and tablets will surpass internet usage on PCs by 2015. The firm predicts that devices like the iPad, iPhone, and Android phones and tablets would grow at an average of 16.6 percent annually, while PC use would eventually decline as the tablet market picks up.

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Intel Reports Q1 Results Exceed Expectations Thanks To Enterprise Strength

Intel Reports Q1 Results Exceed Expectations Thanks To Enterprise Strength

Industry folks have been anticipating the report of Intel's Q1 results and it will be fully unleashed today after the market closes at 5:30pm ET. Why do we care? Well, analysts will tell you this is important stuff partially because Intel's earnings results are a health indicator of the PC market, given the trend towards tablets and Intel's lack of participation in tablets.

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How Tablets Can Connect the Disconnected

How Tablets Can Connect the Disconnected

Many of us have heard stories about tablets being more accessible for those who have trouble dealing with PCs. Grandmothers, for example, who have never used a computer, get hold of an iPad and start tapping away like an old pro. What is it about tablets that make them so engaging, and make them so much more appealing than using a PC for some people? Let's face it, PCs can be complicated. If you know nothing about using one, setting up a PC could be an insurmountable task. You have software to install, inexplicable error messages, antivirus notifications always popping up...

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Will the Playstation Move go open source?

Will the Playstation Move go open source?

It's no secret that Sony's much heralded wireless controller, the Playstation Move, was destroyed in sales by the Microsoft Kinect, a sensor device which reads body language, rather than use controller inputs.  But Sony hopes to get it's mojo back by following Kinect into the PC world.  Only they may do it by going open source.

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Smartphones Outsell PCs for the First Time

Smartphones Outsell PCs for the First Time

The popularity of smartphones is exploding as the IDC reports a total of 100.9 million smartphones were shipped worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2010. The number represents an 87.2% jump from last year’s fourth quarter number of 53.9 million. Yearly totals jumped as well from 173.5 million smartphones in 2009 to 302.6 million, a 74.4% increase. It also is the first time that smartphones have outsold PCs in history.

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Lenovo and NEC team up for PCs and smartphones

Lenovo and NEC team up for PCs and smartphones

During a news conference earlier today, Lenovo CEO announced that they are forming a joint venture with NEC to focus on increasing sales of personal computers in Japan. With the market focused on mobile products, the joint venture has expressed interest in pursuing developments in that arena as well.

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Stealth LPC-100 Unveiled for $999, Available Now

Stealth LPC-100 Unveiled for $999, Available Now

Having all of the options that used to come in a giant tower, shoved into a tiny box that you can use to hold your iPhone is a pretty cool thing. And we can see why plenty of people out there would want the smaller form-factor, rather than the hulking tower. But of course, with a smaller body and all of the same features, the price tag can generally spike up. And, although the Steal Computer Mini PC isn't cheap, you can be the judge whether or not it's worth it.

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