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If you're an AVG user having trouble booting into Windows 7, you have our condolences. Perhaps it might come as a small consolation that you're not alone, and chances are you did nothing wrong. The culprit, AVG says, is that the latest virus database -- 271.1.1/3292 (432/3292) -- released earlier this week is bricking systems with a STOP code.... Read more...
Thanksgiving Break may be just hours away, but that doesn't mean everyone is shutting down just yet. Acer had a huge event today in New York City, where they unveiled a bunch of new hardware. The company has thus far abstained from getting involved with tablets. Tablets are obviously a huge market, and just about... Read more...
It's an argument that has been around for almost as long as Macs have been rivaling PCs. And despite the fact that so much has changed over the past few decades, the argument still arises almost every time Apple introduces a new computer. No, it's not the argument of "PC versus Mac" from a software and compatibility standpoint; that's an entirely... Read more...
It's an argument that has been around for almost as long as Macs have been rivaling PCs. And despite the fact that so much has changed over the past few decades, the argument still arises almost every time Apple introduces a new computer. No, it's not the argument of "PC versus Mac" from a software and compatibility standpoint;... Read more...
Ah, IE6. Over the past decade it's transitioned from its position as Microsoft's Playmate to Microsoft's ancient, wheezing, colostomy-bag-holding mother-in-law. The decrepit browser's grip on the corporate sector is so strong that Redmond has found itself in the embarrassing position of having to beg ask its customers... Read more...
Start-up Fluid Computer Systems sure has chutzpah. On Tuesday it declared that it would not only have 1,000 Windows 7, 10.1-inch multi-touch tablets ready for Christmas, but that it would take out the iPad in the process. The first statement seems true enough, the second, highly unlikely. The Fluid Stream, a... Read more...
A major birthday was celebrated this week in the consumer electronics industry. On October 22nd of last year, Microsoft put Windows 7 on sale in America. That means that the company's newest desktop operating system is now one year old, and it's always telling to see how many copies were sold in the opening year... Read more...
CTL has been a name thrown around from time to time in the tablet universe, but the rumors are giving way to an official announcement this week on the 2goPad. The new 2goPad SL10 is a 10" device with a multi-touch display, Intel Atom N450 CPU (1.66GHz), 2GB of memory, Windows 7 and a rather sleek design. It's one of the first Windows tablet... Read more...
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout or do anything else that will land you on Santa's 'Naughty' list this year. If you do, forget about finding a Windows 7-based slate stuffed into your oversized Christmas stocking this December, assuming you put one on your holiday wish list in the first... Read more...
The Steam Hardware Survey for August 2010 has been out for a bit, but it's always interesting to see what trends are influencing PC gamers over a period of months. There's a great deal of data available; we'll break down some of the more pertinent and interesting categories. Video Cards:DX11 Ramping Well The first... Read more...
Can you tell that companies are ramping up for the holidays yet? The flood of new machines has definitely begun, with Asus holding a mega media event last week, ViewSonic introducing the G Tablet and Samsung bringing the Galaxy Tab to all four major U.S. carriers. But today, Hewlett-Packard is stealing the show with a... Read more...
CTL. Ever heard of 'em. Probably not, but these days, it's not surprising to hear that a company you've never known existed is making a tablet to compete with the iPad. Everyone's trying it at this point, and it looks as if Samsung's Galaxy Tab has been dubbed the main competition thanks to deals with four U.S... Read more...
Much of the discussion on the iPad's purported disruptive effect on the computer industry has focused on devices like Amazon's Kindle. A recent announcement from Asus, however, indicates the iPad has hit the netbook industry hard. This news tops off a rather wretched Q2 for the company—total sales revenue was $2.29 billion, down 6.6... Read more...
Someone inform the grim reaper that he can officially stop ringing the death knell for Windows 7-based tablets. Admittedly, things weren't looking so hot when HP seemingly abandoned plans to release its Windows 7 "Slate," and even Microsoft gave us cause for concern when the Redmond outfit dumped its dual-screen Courier tablet into the Recycle... Read more...
It should really come as no huge surprise, but Microsoft isn't just waiting around for Apple to rule the tablet PC market all by their lonesome. The company has been somewhat slow in responding to the iPad, which has sold over 3 million units to date and has clearly struck a nerve with consumers. In recent days... Read more...
Life is good for Microsoft, the world's largest software maker who showed up Wall Street by posting better-than-expected revenue for the fourth quarter. We're talking about $16.04 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, a 22 percent increase from the same quarter one year ago. "This quarter's record revenue reflects the breadth of our... Read more...
And with that, the mystery is solved. Well, at least we think the mystery is solved. This story goes a long way back, all the way to CES 2010. At that show, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer came out onto a stage with an HP-branded tablet PC, which was simply called the "HP Slate" at the time. But then, no one saw or heard... Read more...
When the first Service Pack shipped for Windows Vista, it was a pretty big deal. After all, it took several performance and reliability updates to turn what debuted as a buggy OS into a serviceable platform, all of which were rolled into SP1, and then some. Windows 7 has gotten off to a much smoother start, but hey... Read more...
Finally, a legitimate response that the world can circle and hone in on with regard to Microsoft's response to the iPad. Up until now, Microsoft has been rather quiet on the whole "How will you rival the iPad?" front. There have been a number of Windows-based tablet PCs announced, but so far, none have materialized. Basically, it has been... Read more...
It's no huge secret that Windows 7 is a massive success story. It's hard to say if people were excited about Win7's features or just happy to leave Vista, but either way, Microsoft has managed to move a lot of licenses since the product's launch last year. This week, Microsoft crossed the 150 million mark, with a 150... Read more...
Whenever we hear "world's first," we generally have a bit of skepticism. But when it comes to the 25th Anniversary Edition Portégé R700, we tend to believe exactly what Toshiba is touting. The company has revealed a handful of new notebooks today, one of which is the super small, super light 13.3" R700... Read more...
Microsoft launched the latest version of Office today, with a new series of features and capabilities, including an entirely new basic flavor (dubbed Office 2010 Starter Edition) that replaces the long-reviled Microsoft Works. The chief advantage to the switch, from a consumer's perspective, is that it eliminates the... Read more...
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