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Mac Pro availability ramped up to 1-2 week shipping

Mac Pro availability ramped up to 1-2 week shipping

Supposing you’ve seen the newest Mac Pro on the market and you’ve been waiting for shipping times to decrease to realistic timespans, today you’ll be happy. This tube-shaped desktop computer has had its shipping time decreased to between 1-2 weeks for the first time since it was first offered to the public.

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CyberPowerPC Fang Mini is a full Windows 8.1 desktop

CyberPowerPC Fang Mini is a full Windows 8.1 desktop

CyberPowerPC has announced a new miniature PC offering, the FANG Mini series. Unlike some other PCs of this size, the Fang Mini R9 and Fang Mini Pro devices are full-fledged Windows desktop computers, coming with all the trimming needed by the average user.

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LG Chromebase release hits USA for all-in-one Google

LG Chromebase release hits USA for all-in-one Google

There’s an all-in-one with Google’s operating system Chrome OS headed for the United States this week - the LG Chromebase. Launched in secret to several retailers and reiterated at a special Intel-based event, LG’s first desktop computer running Chrome has arrived. This device has been released in Australia, of all places, earlier this year, and is just now ready for the USA.

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HP Z Virtual Workstation comes packing NVIDIA GRID K2 [UPDATE]

HP Z Virtual Workstation comes packing NVIDIA GRID K2 [UPDATE]

This week the folks at HP have teamed with NVIDIA and CITRIX to bring on the HP Z Virtual Workstation. Letting it be entirely clear that they intend on leading the industry with virtualization, HP is bringing their top-notch "Z" brand Workstation Family into the web.

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Bing gets personalized: “cards” work with Cortana data

Bing gets personalized: “cards” work with Cortana data

While Microsoft isn’t quite ready to release Cortana to the desktop world, they’re letting it be known that they’re more than happy to spread the personalization love. With Cortana you get a collection of features aimed directly at you, grown from your recorded interests, contacts, and so forth. With Bing’s new homepage, you’re getting a series of cards with similar information being tapped.

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Lenovo A540 all-in-one desktop arrives in July

Lenovo A540 all-in-one desktop arrives in July

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its latest upcoming all-in-one desktop, the A540. This particular desktop system is being aimed at families, and comes with a well-rounded list of features and specifications that would meet the variety of needs multiple users entail.

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Google icon update incoming: cleaner, flatter

Google icon update incoming: cleaner, flatter

This week there’s word that Android - if not the web as well - will be getting a full makeover by Google in the icon department. Evidence suggests that the icons being added to the world of Android and the web will be flatter, a bit more well organized, and sized relative to one another.

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GameSpy shuts down May 31: will your game be affected?

GameSpy shuts down May 31: will your game be affected?

There’s a brand called GameSpy out there in the gaming technology universe that runs multiplayer and CD key authentication for a wide variety of games. While part of GameSpy was a video game news site, there was also an online matchmaking service - now owned by Glu Mobile - which will be shut down on May 31st, 2014. There are a number of games that will be affected by this shutdown.

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Xbox One to launch Windows Universal Apps eventually

Xbox One to launch Windows Universal Apps eventually

After introducing the idea of Universal apps across all Windows devices earlier in the day, Microsoft let it be known that Xbox One would be participating in the layout in the future as well. With the launch of the latest Windows 8.1 Update, Universal apps will be pushed as well. This means developers will be able to use a lot of the same code for all platforms, be they Windows, Windows Phone, or Xbox One.

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DC Comics Infinite Crisis multiverse Open Beta begins

DC Comics Infinite Crisis multiverse Open Beta begins

If you’re all about the multiple-universe action pushed in the DC Comics Infinite Crisis comic series - or you just like free Open Beta games in general - today there’s a MOBA you’re going to want to peek at. This game goes by the name Infinite Crisis (of course), and has been released by the developers at Turbine and distributed by the folks at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. You’ll be able to play this game - provided you’ve got the prerequisite powerful PC - right after you hit the download button.

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Zotac Zbox E-Series mini-PCs arrive with Haswell

Zotac Zbox E-Series mini-PCs arrive with Haswell

Zotac has announced a new line up in its Zbox mini-PCs, the E-Series. With the E-Series comes Intel Haswell processors up to a 3.2GHz i7 -- the various hardware options are spread across different models. In some configurations, the system could serve as a casual gaming machine.

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CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini keeps tiny gaming alive

CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini keeps tiny gaming alive

Not that the mini-PC market was going anywhere, but CyberPowerPC's entry into the ranks this week just goes to show - there's more than enough room for another super-small gaming desktop machine out there. Here we're seeing the CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini, a tiny tower that still manages to jam in the likes of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 or an AMD R9 290. It'll be coming your way in black with green or red lighting, too!

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