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PCs still in decline but may stabilize in 2016, says IDC

PCs still in decline but may stabilize in 2016, says IDC

It may only be lately that analysts are saying that smartphones and especially tablets will soon be on a decline, but that doom and gloom story has been the PCs tale for a couple of years now. At first glance, IDC's evaluation of the PCs performance in the last quarter of 2015 might look the same. It might look even worse from some perspectives. But, somewhat surprisingly, IDC is also offering a pinch of hope for the market, with a stronger forecast for this new year, but sadly more towards the end of 2016.

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Remix OS is now ready to run on your PC (or Mac)

Remix OS is now ready to run on your PC (or Mac)

If you've ever wondered what Android would look and feel like as a regular desktop operating system, now you can give your imagination a break. Chinese company Jide has delivered its promised Remix OS 2.0 for PCs, Macs, and practically anything that runs on an x86 chip, which covers both Intel and AMD. Jide has retrofitted Android into a form that more closely resembles a traditional desktop. And while it does succeed in that to some extent and definitely does better than other similar attempts, Remix OS for PC is still marked as Alpha and will have a bug or two or more hiding in some corners.

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Remix OS to bring desktop-like Android to PCs, Macs on Jan. 12

Remix OS to bring desktop-like Android to PCs, Macs on Jan. 12

You're probably not familiar with the Chinese startup named Jide, but if you're anything of an Android fan, you better take note. The company is close to doing what many have tried but few have succeeded: giving Android a more desktop-friendly experiencece. FIrst there was the Jide Ultra tablet "Surface clone". Then came the Remix Mini mini PC. Starting 12th January, Jide will be embracing everyone and their hardware by releasing Remix OS 2.0 for PCs and Macs, or any Intel or AMD device basically. And for free!

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Razer Lenovo Y900 hands-on: rainbow gaming with Chroma spectrum lighting

Razer Lenovo Y900 hands-on: rainbow gaming with Chroma spectrum lighting

This upcoming pre-built gaming desktop season is going to be an exciting one if Lenovo and Razer have anything to say about it. This week they're showing off a collection of devices that utilize the building power of Lenovo and the gaming smarts of Razer - the best of both worlds, as it were. The main attraction here is the Lenovo Ideacenter Y900, now outfitted with Chroma Full Spectrum Lighting. This means millions of colors ready to roll with customizable changing of colors and reactive formulas - all inside a machine that's built for gaming from the bottom to the top.

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Razer webcam “Stargazer” release to take on streaming industry

Razer webcam “Stargazer” release to take on streaming industry

Razer Stargazer revealed at CES 2016 to take the video game streaming industry out a whole new door. Much in the same way Razer aimed to provide the game streaming environment with a hero microphone with the Seiren and the Razer Seiren Pro, the Razer Stargazer is what the company calls "the world's most advanced webcam." As such, this camera is able to capture and stream video at 720p at 60 frames per second. This camera is tops - if only because it has basically no competition whatsoever.

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Lenovo’s new ideacentre, ideapad devices target gamers and more

Lenovo’s new ideacentre, ideapad devices target gamers and more

Lenovo has introduced a bunch of laptops and tablets as part of its CES 2016 lineup, but if you prefer desktops over the more portable options, the company has a few new models that will meet your needs. The latest ideacentre expansion brings in the gaming-centric Y900 Razer Edition alongside the curved Y27g gaming monitor, as well as the ideacentre 610S home desktop PC and ideacentre all-in-one 510S. Joining those are a few ideapad laptops, too, rounding out the offerings.

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Lenovo YOGA 900S: hands-on with ‘world’s thinnest convertible laptop’

Lenovo YOGA 900S: hands-on with ‘world’s thinnest convertible laptop’

Lenovo has a slew of new products that cover just about every need, but standing chief among them all is its’ latest beauty, the Lenovo YOGA 900S. The laptop’s watchband hinge and golden keys immediately catch attention, but the laptop’s most notable feature is its’ insanely lightweight design -- something made possible in part by the use of carbon fiber. Says Lenovo, this is the “world’s thinnest convertible laptop.”

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Lenovo ushers in CES 2016 with a dozen new devices

Lenovo ushers in CES 2016 with a dozen new devices

Lenovo is getting CES 2016 off to quite a start, taking the wraps off a dozen new devices, most of which are laptops and hybrids. Tossed in among the new PCs is a charging station, though, and a mobile projector, as well as another ThinkVision display described as a “pro monitor.” Lenovo will be rolling out the devices in future months, and ahead of the launch has given us all the details.

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Lenovo’s X1 PC line scores new Thinkpads and more

Lenovo’s X1 PC line scores new Thinkpads and more

Lenovo’s popular X1 product lineup is getting a big expansion in coming weeks, not the least of which is the addition of yet another ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Joining the new Carbon model will be a more flexible alternative, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. For those who prefer more portability, the line is also getting the X1 Tablet, and it is catering to more traditional needs with the ThinkCentre X1 all-in-one desktop and the ThinkVision X1 monitor.

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Lenovo ideapad Y700 Review: a powerful (and heavy) gaming laptop

Lenovo ideapad Y700 Review: a powerful (and heavy) gaming laptop

Lenovo has a new gaming laptop that obviously follows in the footsteps of its Y50 and other past gaming machines, but with updated features and hardware to tackle the industry’s most demanding games. The Lenovo ideapad Y700 gaming laptop features the same red-on-black design and angular mean-looking design elements as the maker's past gaming PCs, not to mention quite a heavy weight. We recently took the Y700 for a spin to see what all it can take; read our full review to see our results!

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‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ drops for PC next month

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ drops for PC next month

The PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider will be arriving some time next month, a new listing has revealed. The date is in line with Square Enix’s previously stated “early 2016” PC release plans, but the company hasn’t confirmed whether the January release is accurate. A specific launch date hasn’t been revealed. This isn’t the first time the PC version of the game has made an appearance, however.

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Fujitsu spins off PC, smartphone businesses

Fujitsu spins off PC, smartphone businesses

In what could be seen as yet another worrying development for the steadily declining PC industry, Fujitsu has announced that it has split its PC, both desktops and notebooks, business and its smartphone business into companies of their own with their own long-winded name. The first part is eerily similar to what fellow Japanese company Sony did with its VAIO business and brand. The second part, on the other hand, could be a portent of things to come for Sony as well as for the Japanese smartphone manufacturing industry as a whole.

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