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Apple

Getting ready to cross Ivy Bridge: The layman’s guide to Intel’s latest processors

Intel's latest "Ivy Bridge" processors are coming soon for desktops and laptops. What do you need to know to make a smart buying decision?
Computing

Hasta la vista: Microsoft ends full support for Windows Vista

Windows ended its Mainstream Support for Microsoft's black sheep of operating systems, Windows Vista, which began its Extended Support phase. This means that while Vista users will receive security updates, they're going to have to pay for…
Computing

Google adds a desktop to Chrome OS: Is it innovation or backpedaling?

Google's Chrome OS has always prioritized simplicity, but now Google has added the ability to use multiple resizable windows, just like a normal desktop OS. Does it offer more power, or is it just a blast from the past?
Computing

Best Buy CEO resigns: Struggling retailer begins searching for a savior

Best Buy has announced that its CEO Brian Dunn has resigned. Now, as it hunts for someone new, we wonder just what it might take to turn the electronics retailer around in the age of Amazon.
Computing

Toshiba revamps All-in-One PCs: Windows 8 ready, with fast capacitive touch like your phone

Toshiba has unveiled a revamped All-in-One PC with a 1080p capacitive touchscreen and Windows 8 compatibility. Specs and our impressions.
Computing

Philips creates computer monitor that corrects posture, encourages breaks

Since people are spending more hours in front of computer monitors each year, Philips has developed a new technology designed to encourage healthy behavior while staring at the screen.
Android Army

Don’t like Google? Don’t use it! An unlikely ally speaks up on antitrust allegations

As cries of a Google monopoly grow louder, legal scholar Robert Bork has piped in with an easy answer to Google critics: Stop using Google. Is it really that simple, or is ignoring the Mountain View giant easier said than done?
Computing

New York to replace payphones with 32-inch touchscreens

The city of New York is finally moving ahead with a pilot program to replace 250 of its payphones with "smart" touchscreens that can display useful information to those on the go around the city.
Computing

Department of Homeland Security contract seeks to ‘hack’ game consoles to obtain user data

The Department of Homeland Security has enlisted a San Francisco company to help crack open the encrypted data in consoles, which it claims may hold key evidence in cases ranging from the exploitation of children to terrorism.
Computing

Armageddon-proof backup plans for your irreplaceable files

OK, maybe thermonuclear war will still annihilate your priceless Ramones bootlegs, but a simple and inexpensive 3-2-1 backup plan can ensure your most valuable files survive whatever you do.
Computing

Half-Byte Loader creator talks homebrew and Sony’s fight against pirates on Vita

A prominent member of the PSP homebrew community discusses Vita after Sony pulled games from its network to block hackers and homebrewers alike.
Computing

This is what full Windows 8 Metro applications may look like

While users have been testing out Windows 8 Consumer Preview, XGMedia redesigned Skype to give future users an idea about what Windows 8 apps will look like, and the design principals behind Metro.