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Toshiba Is Getting Out Of The Consumer PC Racket In Some Regions

Earlier this year, Sony walked away from laptops when it sold off its Vaio business. Now Toshiba is following suit. Nothing’s getting sold this time around, but the Japanese company has said it’s shying away from consumer PCs in certain low-profit regions in favour of beefing up business offerings.


Acer R13 And R14: Overhauled Convertibles That Look Oddly Familiar

Acer has just announced two heavily redesigned convertibles at IFA: the R13 whose screen swings around in its bezel, and the R14, whose screen hinges a full 360 degrees. Oh, and another cheap Windows tablet.


Crucial MX100: Australian Review

Switching your PC or laptop’s hard drive from a traditional spinning disk to an SSD massively improves its responsiveness, but you don’t have to splash your cash on the absolute best of the best to get there. Crucial’s MX100 SSD services the mainstream PC upgrader that wants the speed of an SSD, but doesn’t want to spend an excessive amount of money to get there.


IBM's New Brain-Like Chip Squeezes One Million Neurons Onto A Stamp

Cognitive computing has been one of our most exciting frontiers for years. It’s enticing to think that we can someday build a computer that’s as powerful and as efficient as a brain. IBM’s latest miracle chip just got us closer than ever.


What Is The Perfect Size For A Computer Monitor?

Picking the right monitor for your PC is crucial; alongside your keyboard and mouse it’s one of the pieces of computer hardware you use every day, but it’s also one of the most neglected purchases. You don’t have to spend a lot to get a good quality monitor, but how do you pick the right size to look for?


AMD Has New, Low-Power APUs For You To Tinker With

AMD has a couple of new accelerated processing units (APUs, natch) for your consumption. They’re interesting mainly because they have some of the most powerful integrated graphics chipsets you’ll find in a CPU, and they can be tweaked for lower power consumption and heat output.


A Nest Of Copper Foam Lets This Tiny PC Run Silently Without Fans

You eventually tune it out, but the constant whir of a desktop computer’s cooling fans can take a toll on your psyche. It’s like a buzzing mosquito that never strikes, and never stops. So the folks at a German company called Silent Power have created a compact desktop PC that trades noisy fans for a block of exposed copper foam that dissipates heat so effectively no fans are required.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Has One Of The Best Displays Yet

The key element for a great tablet has always been a truly innovative and top performing display, and the best leading edge tablets have always flaunted their beautiful high tech displays.


This Is Microsoft's New Raspberry Pi-Style Tiny Windows PC

The Raspberry Pi has proved a massive success with developers and students alike — and now Microsoft has decided to get in on the act with an Atom-powered Windows board. But it fails to compete on one of the most important features: price.


New Super Software Tracks Every Cell In An Organism As It Develops

Imagine if we could track every single cell in an organism as it develops. The sheer volume of information about how life forms and works would be invaluable for scientific research. The only problem is the startling amount to computational power it would take to crunch that much data. At least until now it was.


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