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Something new is coming to the PC industry

Oct
13

There's something new coming in the PC market: growth! Sales volumes have hit bottom, and will start to pick up from next year, say analysts at Gartner.

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Why Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds prefers x86 over ARM

Oct
13

The same can't be said about ARM. From hardware vendor perspective, that leads to a fragmented market, Torvalds said.

"Being compatible just wasn't as big of a deal for the ARM ecosystem as it has been traditionally for the x86 ecosystem," Torvalds said during a fireside chat with ARM developers listening on.

ARM dominates the mobile-device market, and a majority of devices use Android, which is based on the Linux kernel. But there are a lot of fragmentation in the ARM ecosystem, and that's caused support and device issues.

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Both Apple and Microsoft take tumble in Gartner's latest device forecast

Oct
13

Shipments of devices powered by Apple's and Microsoft's operating systems will end 2016 down from the year before. But Apple's will recover next year, while Microsoft's will continue to struggle toward growth, research firm Gartner said this week.

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The Microsoft fleshes out seismic change to Windows patching

Oct
13

Microsoft has elaborated on the new patching policy for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that takes effect Tuesday.

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Apple Mac shipments take a beating in Q3 as PC shipments decline

Oct
13

Sales of Windows PCs fared better than Apple Macs during the third quarter this year.

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9 ways to bend Windows 10 to your will

Customize Windows 10 to your liking, not theirs.

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Google Plasters Its Name on a New Hardware Collection

Oct
13

Google on Tuesday unveiled a new smartphone and home hub that squarely aim at products from market leaders Apple and Amazon.

The company's new branded smartphone, called "Pixel," marks a departure from past efforts. Up to now, Google's Nexus phones were made by a variety of manufacturers that sold them under their brands.

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All The Systems Go for Andromeda

Oct
13

Although Google didn't drop any new details on the progress of Andromeda at its big Pixel event last week, that doesn't suggest any tempering of enthusiasm for the new operating system.

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The Intel's Kaby Lake Chip Promises Deeper Internet Immersion

Sep
23

Facing a shrinking market for personal computers and a stalled market for tablets, Intel on Tuesday unveiled its 7th-generation processors, code-named "Kaby Lake," which deliver more speed and power than its 6th-generation chipsets, while improving battery efficiency.

Intel has positioned the new Kaby Lake chipsets as ideal for the immersive Internet. Their 14 nm+ technology delivers 12 percent increases in productivity and 19 percent faster Web performance, compared to year-ago processors.

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The Apple Hopes iPhone 7 Extras Will Make Up for Missing Headphone Jack

Sep
22

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday officially unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus, confirming a rumor that has evoked widespread dread: The company has ditched its traditional headphone jacks.

The new iPhones are sleeker than their predecessors, though, as well as water resistant. Their biggest plus might be the advanced camera lenses that create what Apple touts as the most sophisticated smartphone camera in the world.

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The Oracle Does the Cloud Dance

Sep
22

Sunday keynotes at Oracle OpenWorld were good -- especially when compared with prior years -- but they still suffered from the perennial problem of trying to stuff too much content into a two-hour event.

Oracle Does the Cloud Dance

Diane Bryant, SVP at Intel and a big Oracle partner, spent an hour covering a very broad landscape and she did it with verve.

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