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PC Shipments for Q1 Drop 13.9%, Steepest Drop in IDC’s PC Tracking History

hile PC sales have been declining for a while, new IDC estimates show that for the first quarter of 2013, the market fell a whole 13.9 percent.
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High Resolution Nexus 7 Update Coming in July?

Sources close to Google and Asus claim the updated, high resolution Nexus 7 tablet will feature an iPad Mini-like design and could launch in July.

Apple Patent Suggest Future MacBook Convertible Design

A new patent describes a convertible MacBook design with a touch-sensitive screen, with the guts of the PC still residing in the 'base' of the laptop.

Save $200 on ViewSonic TD2420 24-Inch Multitouch LED Monitor

So, you've decided to upgrade your computer to Windows 8 and now you're finding that you really want to have a touchscreen to take advantage of all those gestures. There are plenty of laptops and tablets out there with touchscreens, but what about your desktop? Thankfully, there are touchscreen monitors too and they can be quite reasonably priced.

Tizen vs Firefox OS vs Ubuntu: Battle for Fourth Place

Ubuntu, Firefox OS and Tizen are all receiving quite a bit of attention, but how do they stand in terms of support and current tech demonstrations?
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Mozilla Firefox OS is Here, Should You Care?

is there room for Firefox OS is the crowded mobile world? Join us for a look at what Firefox OS is and decide for yourself if you should care or not.

Surface RT Update Fixes Wi-Fi Issues

Yesterday Microsoft started rolling out a Surface RT update that fixes the Wi-Fi issues and brings several other performance improvements into the mix.

Microsoft Surface Pro Now on Retail in US and Canada

Despite the snowstorm, Microsoft managed to successfully launch their new tablet yesterday, which starts at $899 for the base 64GB model.
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Microsoft Surface Pro Reviews Hit the Net, Opinions Seem Mixed So Far

Considering the Microsoft Surface Pro? The first reviews are in from a variety of tech sites. What's the verdict? Things certainly look pretty mixed.
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iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Officially Released

As expected, the evasi0n jailbreak tool has now officially been released today! The new tool includes support for all iOS 6.x devices, new and old.

Designer Creates Microsoft Surface Ultrabook Concept

Late last year, Microsoft introduced the Windows RT-based Microsoft Surface tablet.  Would it be out of the realm of possibility for Microsoft to create an Ultrabook...

New Panasonic Electronic Touch Pen Allows Drawing on the Big Screen

The new Electronic Touch Pen allows you to digitally draw on Panasonic compatible TVs via Bluetooth.

Rumor: Next iPad Just Around the Corner, Will Take Design Cues from the Mini

When Apple finally unveiled the iPad Mini, few to none of us were surprised. That said, we were more than a little stunned to see Apple turn around and release a 4th generation iPad only about a half year after the release of the 3rd gen model. Despite some complaints, iPads are still selling strong. So was this aggressive and short cycle for the iPad a bad move for Apple? They don't seem to think so, if rumors are to be believed.

iOS Smartphone Market Share Breaks 50% in US

Despite Microsoft's efforts with Windows Phone, the two biggest players in the smartphone game continue to be Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Just when we thought that Android was on the rise, it appears that the iOS smartphone market share is actually growing, breaking the 50% mark in the United States.

12 Awesome Last Minute Gadget Deals You’ll Still Get by Christmas

Believe it or not, there are still some great last minute gadget deals online that you can score before Christmas. In the spirit of the 12 days of Christmas, here are 12 deals on tech that you can put under your tree in time for Christmas morning.

Top Mobile Technology Innovations of 2012

The year 2012 is almost over, and with that in mind we take a look back at just some of the most innovative mobile technologies making their way into the mainstream this year.

Microsoft Surface RT Coming to More Retail Stores “Within Days”

With the Microsoft Surface tablet out on the market for over a month now, one can only wonder how many Surface's were sold. Reports for Q4 range from under 500,000 to over 1 million. These numbers are minuscule compared to the iPad (1 million in the first 28 days) and still tiny compared to the Nexus 7 (around 1 million sold per month).

Foxconn to Build the Microsoft Surface phone?

With Nokia Lumia 920 selling rather strong so far, it seems that Windows Phone 8 is already starting to look like an early success story. Of course it hasn't all been perfect. There have also been reports of rebooting issues, battery life and heating problems. It isn't just the Lumia 920, almost every Windows Phone 8 handset has had a few problems.

Microsoft SmartGlass App now Arrives on iOS as well

Looking to make the most out of your Xbox multimedia experience? With Xbox SmartGlass you can control your Xbox through the tablet for many functions, including selecting movies, rewinding and a whole lot more. Best of all, the control app is now out for iOS devices as well.

Google Nexus 10 versus Microsoft Surface RT: Which is Right for You?

The 10-inch tablet market just is really started to get crowded with tons of new Windows 8/RT devices popping up beside existing Android tablets and the iPad. Even more important is the introduction of new flagship tablets from Google and Microsoft.
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Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the Most Commonly Attacked OS, Claims Kaspersky Labs

A new report from Kaspersky Labs has now surfaced suggesting that if you are still stuck on the aging Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you might want to watch your back carefully when it comes to malware.

Apple Mac Computers May Eventually Use ARM Processors, Rumor Suggests

In 2006 the first Intel-based consumer-level Mac computers starting rolling out, and Apple hasn't looked back-- or have they? Apparently Apple is considering yet another architecture move, this time over to ARM.
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Interested in Microsoft Surface? Should you get Surface RT or Surface PRO?

There has probably never been a better time to get a tablet than now, thanks to the shear amount of great choices on the market today. From the iPad to the Nexus 10, there is plenty of options out there, that much is clear. What if you are considering the Microsoft Surface? Should you get the Surface RT or wait for the Surface PRO?

Samsung Nexus 10 versus Apple iPad: Which is right for you?

When it comes to 10-inch tablets, most consumers certainly think of iPad as the most powerful option out there. Sure, there are other high-end 10-inch tablets that are running on Android or Windows 8/RT, but they don't have the display power of the Retina and probably aren't as cutting-edge in processing and graphics as the newest 4th generation Apple iPad. This dynamic is now crashing down thanks to the newly announced Samsung Nexus 10.

Microsoft SmartGlass app comes to Android

Xbox Smartglass is a way to bring a tablet screen into the Xbox living room media center experience. Basically the app works by connecting your tablet or smartphone up to the screen for pausing, rewinding and even possibly some games going forward. Think of this as a Wii U-type of experience, although not nearly as widely adapted or supported by games-- instead its focus is clearly on movies and other multimedia playback between the two devices.

Comparing the iPad Mini vs. New iPad 4

Pre-orders for both the iPad Mini and the 4th-generation Apple iPad started on Friday, but what if you still haven't decided which iPad is for you? Let's have a look at some of the most important specs so you can choose the right one for you.

What Should You Buy? Microsoft Surface RT vs. Apple iPad 4

I still think that the starting price on the Microsoft Surface should have been closer to $299, but in the $499 range, it competes directly against the recently announced fourth-generation iPad rather than the also recently announced iPad Mini. So, how does it compare?

Ubuntu running on Nexus 7, Canonical says it is the Perfect Reference Device

It seems that the Nexus 7 is now up and running with Ubuntu 13.04.

Google’s Big October 29th Product Event: Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and More

Google is gearing up for a special press event on October 29th that could see the unveiling on Android 4.2, the Nexus 4, an update to the Nexus 7 line, and even a high-end 10-inch Nexus tablet.

Is the Microsoft Surface’s Display as Good (or Better) Than the New iPad?

According to Microsoft, their display is supposed to be sharper than the Apple's retina display. Considering the Surface has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 (which isn't all that high by today's standard), how is that possible?

iPad Mini plans to beat the Surface to the Punch?

The Microsoft Surface preorders are already starting to go pretty well. If you were Apple, how would you possibly slow the Surface down? Announce the iPad Mini, that's how. Apparently rumors now suggest that Apple will release its new smaller tablet on October 23rd. For those who don't know, that's three days before the Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface release event.

Microsoft Surface 32GB Base-Model Already Sold First Batch of Shipments?

While the preorder information for the 32GB Surface originally read “delivered by 10/26th” it is now pushed back by several weeks.

Microsoft Surface RT Pricing is Official, Starts at $499

Ahead of their October 26th launch event, Microsoft has now released its Surface RT tablet for pre-ordering. This means we finally have pricing information. Those who were crossing their fingers about the rumors of a $200 starting price for the Surface might be more than a little disappointed.

Microsoft Surface Hits FCC, Launches On Oct. 26th

Microsoft's Surface is preparing for a special release event on Oct. 25th, with a midnight launch at select Microsoft Stores on the 26th. With that in mind, it has hit the FCC. We now know everything there is to know about the Surface-- except for the price tag.

HP ‘Bender’ Android Smartphone Surfaces, Thanks to GLBenchmark Sighting

It seems that a new HP device has shown up under the code-name Bender with HP branding as well. This device is a Qualcomm S4 dual-core Android smartphone.

Rumor: HTC Desire 4G LTE Coming to Verizon, but what is it?

HTC isn't nearly the market leader it was at one time, but that doesn't seem to be stopping the company from attempting to bring new products to the market. A new rumor suggests HTC will be bringing a new smartphone to the Verizon Network, the HTC Desire 4G LTE.

Kindle e-reader gets even better, Introducing Kindle PaperWhite

Love your Kindle? The Amazon Kindle is a great e-reader, but today the Kindle is getting even better. Amazon's press event showed off several new members to the Kindle Fire family, but that's not all. They even found a way to make e-readers exciting again.

Kindle Fire Just became a Whole Lot Better, Introducing the Fire HD

The Kindle Fire's successors are here. There are three flavors to choose from, the first of which is an entry model at $169. Essentially, the $169 Fire is the same as the OG Fire except it has double the RAM and a slightly faster processor.

New Kindle Fire, gets twice the memory and drops to just $159

The Kindle Fire finally has a successor, the Kindle Fire. That's right, a second generation Kindle Fire is here. What's new? It has double the RAM over the first Fire and has a somewhat faster processor. According to Amazon, that means a 40% bump in power.

Daily Deal: Belkin Four-Port USB 2.0 Ultra-Mini Hub for $5.99

Do you find that you're lacking in USB ports on your tablet or notebook? Check out this sweet deal on a USB hub from the fine folks at Belkin. It's only six bucks.

To Good to be True? Microsoft Surface RT may be priced at just $199

Microsoft Surface is getting a fair amount of attention this week. First we had rumors of 8-13 hour battery life and lighter-than-iPad designs. Now we have a rumor that suggests the base RT model will launch at just $199, in stark contrast to the earlier suggestions that the cheapest Surface RT tablet might be as expensive as $1000.

Rumor: Microsoft Surface RT will be lighter than iPad, with 13hrs battery life

When the Microsoft Surface tablet was first announced, there was a heck of a lot of hype generated, despite the fact that a lot of the details weren't actually revealed. Now it seems that we are finally learning a bit more about Microsoft's upcoming tablet. According to the unofficial information about the tablet, it seems that the ARM-based version, called the Surface RT, is aiming to be lighter than the iPad and will have the ability to play HD video for 13 hours consecutively.

Microsoft’s Newest Version Of Office Adds Many New Features Including Skype And Yammer Integration

Today, Microsoft officially unveiled the next iteration of Office and even is allowing consumers to try it out for free through a “Consumer Preview” before it hits store shelves.

Microsoft Gettin’ Cocky: Scoffs at Post PC Era, We’re In PC+ Era

The Apple viewpoint, which has been continued by Tim Cook, is that the "tablet and the PC are different." Turner's viewpoint, on the other hand, is that "we think that's completely incorrect."

New iPad Mini Engineering Sample Photos Leaked?

According to rumors, the above picture (and all of the following) are engineer samples that give us a look at the size and dimensions of the rumored iPad Mini.

Nokia Leaks Six New Mobile Phone Names

The six devices are the Nokia 510, Nokia Belle 805, Nokia Lumia 910, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 950, and Nokia Lumia 1001.

Asus Taichi Laptop Has Dual Screens

Do you want more than a glowing piece of produce on the back of your laptop? Asus sure thinks so and it has just introduced the Asus Taichi to the world. It has a second display that covers the entire back cover.

ZTE Android 4.0 Smartphones Will Have 3D UI and Homescreen

ZTE has now licensed the Rightware Kanzi UI solution, which offers a 3D homescreen that helps ZTE's new phones really stand out.

AAXA Technologies P4 WiFi and P4-X Pico Projectors

Continuing to move forward, AAXA Technologies has now introduced two new additions to its pico projector family: the P4 WiFi and the P4-X.

Rumored iPad Mini May Feature G/F2 Thin-Film Technology

It seems that rumors regarding the 7.85-inch iPad continue to persist, with a new one claiming that it will use “G/F2” Thin-film touch technology when it releases in the 4th quarter of this year. The rumor comes from industry sources, according to DigiTimes.

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These are the Wrong Arguments Against Net Neutrality

The past few months have been quite crucial, and sometimes filled with bitter dissent, because of the proposed removal of the FCC’s net neutrality...

Why Government Intelligence Services Won’t Share Discovered Software Bugs

It’s been more than a week since the WannaCry ransomware attacks began ripping across the world, affecting more than 200,000 people and 10,000 organizations in 150...

As Facebook Grows It Needs to Continually Scale Up Its Efforts...

On Sunday, Facebook showed off its internal rules on moderating graphic content to some media outlets. Their purpose was to show that the social...

Game Review: Hands-on with Bungie’s Big Sequel, Destiny 2

Destiny 2 on PC plays like a completely different game for any player who has clocked really serious hours on the PlayStation 4 version. The...

Majority of Victims of the WannaCry Malware were Using Windows 7

More than a week after it first hit, the WannaCry ransomware is still spreading quickly, though it has now been checked and controlled, and...

UploadVR is Being Charged in Court for Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

UploadVR is a San Francisco, California-based virtual reality startup company. It is being sued by a former employee alleging that the company engaged in...

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R.I.P. MP3: But the MP3 is Still Alive and Will Be Just Fine

People on the internet seem to be spilling a lot of pixels over the fact that the MP3 has been declared dead by its inventors...

People Don’t Buy Tablets Anymore and the Device Trend is Dying

You may be part of the dying breed if you own a tablet. Customers are buying fewer tablets so keep that in good condition...

5 Amazing Travel Gadgets That May Come in Handy on Your Next Trip

Sometimes you just need to get away. Go far away from the city and leave all the stress behind. However, there are times when...

Toddlers that Play with Touchscreens Get Less Sleep

A scientific study has discovered that toddlers and younger children that constantly play or use devices with touchscreens such as tablets have less sleeping...

Gaming Laptop Review: Razer Blade is the Ultimate in Gaming Laptops

The Razer Blade is actually a slim gaming laptop and is in the middle of a range sandwiched between the 14-inch Blade, bracketed by...

The New Leica Thalia Line is Every Cinematographer’s Dream

Memories are treasured moments that bring a smile on our faces each time we look back on them. Since the pleasure and happiness we...