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Can Best Buy beat Amazon at its own game with price matching?

Best Buy will reportedly match Amazon's prices this holiday season to convince buyers to purchase in stores rather than online. Can it work?
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Dell now taking pre-orders on Windows 8 PCs

Dell is now taking pre-orders on Dell Inspirion and XPS products loaded with Microsoft Windows 8, including the screen-flipping XPS 12.
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Windows 8 Marketplace won’t sell games like Grand Theft Auto in the UK, but what about the US?

Microsoft bars games with the PEGI 18+ rating like Grand Theft Auto IV from the Windows 8 Marketplace in the UK. What will happen in the US?
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Microsoft’s Kinect continues to expand its role in modern medicine

Researchers and health care companies continue to find new ways to use Microsoft's motion-sensing Kinect.
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Acer joins the Windows 8 party with touchscreen Aspire notebooks and ultrabooks

Acer has announced a range of new Aspire V5 and M5 Windows 8 machines, including touchscreen notebooks and ultrabooks.
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Vizio embraces Windows 8 with new ultrabooks and all-in-one touchscreen PCs

Vizio has announced its range of Windows 8 computers, including ultrabooks, a 15.6-inch notebook and several touchcreen all-in-one PCs.
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Microsoft Points are out on Windows 8, here to stay on Xbox 360

In clarifying the future of its virtual currency, Microsoft confirms that Microsoft Points will be used on Xbox 360 but not Windows 8.
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Lenovo shows off new Windows 8 convertible tablets with a Twist

Lenovo has shown off its Windows 8 launch lineup, including the IdeaPad Yoga and several new laptop tablet hybrids like the ThinkPad Twist.
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First impressions of the Windows 8 Acer W510 tablet

Acer announces the new W510 tablet PC, complete with a Bluetooth keyboard dock, 10-point capacitive touch for Windows 8, and a carrying case.
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Microsoft Points out, real money in with Windows 8 launch

No more Microsoft Points! Microsoft's unpopular virtual currency system will be phased out in favor of real money prices on Windows 8.
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10 essential features for every travel laptop

All laptops are portable, but not all are built for long-distance travel. Here are 10 important factors to consider when shopping for a laptop that's bound for the road.