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Microsoft Surface Pro Review: Good But Not Necessarily A Laptop Replacement

Microsoft Surface Pro

I was pretty excited when the Surface Pro arrived about ten days ago, so I could test it ahead of its release on February 9th.  Finally, a tablet that’s also a laptop that also runs a mature operating system (Windows 8) and lets me use all the PC software I know and love. This is the machine I’ve been waiting for.


Dell buyout still on track: source

Talks between Dell Inc and a consortium led by its founder and chief executive Michael Dell to take the world's No.3 PC maker private were still on track on Monday, with negotiations focusing on a price of between $13.50 and $13.75 per share, a person familiar with the matter said.


First Look: ASUS Transformer All-in-One PC Running Android and Windows 8

At CES 2013, ASUS consumed the entire 62nd floor of Trump Tower. Each suite housed unreleased hardware from the company's broad range of displays, motherboards, accessories, gaming peripherals, tablets, and PCs. The jewel of the collection was the dual OS Transformer All-in-One Desktop, a PC and tablet hybrid running both Windows 8 and Android Jellybean.


Ransomware Is Expanding in the United States


Kidnappers used to make ransom notes with letters cut out of magazines. Now, notes simply pop up on your computer screen, except the hostage is your PC.


Windows 8: Make-or-break moment for Microsoft CEO

Steve Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can't afford to be wrong about Windows 8. On Thursday in New York, Microsoft unveiled a dramatic overhaul of its ubiquitous Windows operating system. It will go on sale Friday, fused into more than 1,000 PCs and other devices. If it flops, the failure will reinforce perceptions that Microsoft is falling behind competitors such as Apple, Google and Amazon as its stranglehold on personal computers becomes less relevant in an era of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.


Nokia Says Windows 8 Tablet Coming June 2012

Nokia Says Windows 8 Tablet Coming June 2012

Oops! Nokia will launch a Windows 8-based tablet in June 2012, according to Paul Amsellen, the company’s general manager in France. He disclosed the tidbit in an interview with Les Echos; The Verge picked up on the news.


Study: Gamer Kids are More Creative

Study: Gamer Kids are More Creative

HealthCanal reports that a new study of nearly 500 12 year olds found noticeably increased creativity among those who played video games, while use of cellphones, the Internet and computers (for non-gaming purposes) were unrelated to that particular branch of the imagination.

Senh: It's probably the creative ways they have to use to solve problems while playing video games. Video games, despite what Roger Ebert thinks, does involve a lot of artistic disciplines.


HTC Flyer To Get Price Chop As Tablet Price Collapse Continues

HTC Flyer To Get Price Chop As Tablet Price Collapse Continues

Best Buy will chop the price of HTC's Flyer to $299 from $499 October 1, CrunchGear reported Friday. The move comes after many retailers chopped the price for RIM's PlayBook and Motorola's Xoom to just $299. And, of course, HP has outdone them all, slashing the price of its TouchPad to just $99 on its way ...


ASUS Launches The Eee Pad Slider

ASUS Launches The Eee Pad Slider

The Eee Pad Slider from ASUS is now available. As you may expect from its name, this tablet features a slide-out keyboard to help you be more productive on the go. The Eee Pad Slider is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor and Android 3.2. The tablet also features a front-facing 1.2MP camera and rear-facing 5MP camera. Connectivity...


Apple wins in Germany on Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet ban

Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable technology company, won backing from a German court for a ban on sales of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer in the country. A Dusseldorf court today upheld the temporary sales ban it issued Aug. 9, rejecting Samsung’s bid to overturn it for the most part. The judges won’t ban sales in other European Union countries as Apple had sought, Presiding Judge Johanna Brueckner-Hofmann said when delivering the verdict.


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