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Samsung reveals 11.6-inch, 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 Series notebooks from $320

In the market for a new notebook but you're light on the green? If your computing needs are light, you might want to take a look at the Chromebook 2 Series, which Samsung just announced. Learn more here,
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Windows XP and 8.1 desktop OS share rises, while Windows 7’s falls very slightly

Windows 8.1 gets a bit more popular, but so does Windows XP. Meanwhile, despite Windows 7's continued dominance, its share dipped ever so slightly last month. Learn more here.
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Fear the upgrade? Microsoft’s free Windows XP migration tool aims to make the move easy

If you're still on XP and decide to budge at some point, this tool, which will be provided to users for free as a result of a partnership between Redmond and Laplink, could make the transition easier.
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Microsoft to berate Windows XP users about end of support date with popups

Redmond plans to notify XP users about the April 8 end of support date using a tried and true method that we're all quite familiar with. Learn more about what Microsoft's plans are here.
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Tor has plans for an anonymous instant messenger

Worried that the powers-that-be could be snooping on your IM conversations? Don't panic — the Tor Project has published plans to create a new secure app for anonymous instant messaging.
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Shady downloads pushed by Google, Microsoft are turning people away from PCs

Google, though, has no real reason to stop purchased links from shoveling nefarious software—as long as the software isn’t overtly loaded with viruses. Google makes money from any operating system connected to the Web, so long as it…
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Dell XPS 13 (2014) Review

Dell XPS 13 (2014) review.
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How to Convert MKV to AVI

MKV files may offer robust metadata in the form of subtitles, menu screens, and chapter points, but they're not the best when it comes to compatibility. Make incompatibility issues a thing of the past and check out our simple guide on how…
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Acer reveals 27-inch 2560×1440 display for $450, available now

Acer just announced a sub-$500 27-inch high resolution display, which could be a great fit for buyers on a budget. Learn more about the company's new K272HUL monitor here.
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Google’s Maps Gallery maps out everything from minefields to congressional districts

Maps can be a great way to present and digest data. Apparently, Google agrees, and so they've put together something called Google Maps Gallery, a collection of maps that contain and present a wide variety of fascinating data sets.
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Is Microsoft looking into making Windows 8.1 free for all?

Wzor.net, a Russian site that previously leaked images of what appeared to be the first significant Windows 8.1 update, has also leaked shots of something called "Windows 8.1 with Bing." Could this be Microsoft's stab at making the OS…
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Google adds voice search to latest Chrome beta for Windows, Mac, Linux

Google added what it calls "hands-free voice search" to its latest version of the Chrome beta. Learn more about the latest feature to hit Google's desktop Web browser here.