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PC sales may be worse than expected this year

IDC forecasts PC shipments will drop 4.9 percent in 2015, but expects an uptick later in the year as products roll out based on Windows 10


Google's Chromebook Pixel opens USB Type-C to Android, Chrome OS devices

Google adds horsepower to the Chromebook Pixel, and paves the way to faster charging Chrome OS and Android devices

Microsoft slashes backup power costs with lithium-ion batteries

The company designed a system that's five times cheaper than a traditional data center UPS

HP embraces open hardware designs with Cloudline servers

HP adopts specifications from Open Compute Projects for its new line of low-cost cloud servers

One of HP's Cloudline servers

HP creates new server line for cloud computing

HP is joining with Foxconn to create the Cloudline cloud-optimized servers

Apple introduces thinnest and lightest MacBook yet

The new laptop features redesigned components but only two external ports

Hands-on with Cherry Trail: Screaming graphics for tablets

Intel's new Atom X5 and X7 chips don't do a lot for battery life, but graphics are a joy

USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them anytime soon

USB 3.1 chips may be too expensive to start with for flash drive makers to adopt the technology

Lenovo hit with lawsuit over Superfish snafu

A class-action lawsuit charged Lenovo and Superfish of fraudulent business practices, making PCs vulnerable

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Intel: Moore's Law will continue through 7nm chips

Eventually, the conventional ways of manufacturing silicon chips will run out of steam. According to Intel researchers speaking at the ISSCC conference this week, however, we still have headroom.

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Review: HP's Moonshot is flexible, manageable, amazing

HP's cartridge-based, hyperscale computing system brings significant server power and high efficiency to a variety of workloads

Lenovo building its first prototype ARM server

Lenovo's ARM-based NextScale is an effort to build more power-efficient systems for data centers

Sony to release developer edition smart glasses for $840

The price tag is about half of what Google wanted for Glass before it shut down sales

Intel's upcoming 'Skylake' chips to allow thinner Windows tablets

New Core M chips, coming later this year, will enable lighter computers with longer battery life that might compete better against iPad Air

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Windows for $0? Yes, on a $35 Raspberry Pi -- but there's a catch

Microsoft and the Raspberry Pi Foundation team up to offer Windows 10 for developers of the tinkerer-favorite board

Intel wants to banish cables, connectors with new Broadwell chips

Intel's new Core chips with vPro will support technologies for wireless storage and displays

Flying high, Apple readies Watch to ship in April

The only bleak spot in Apple's earnings was iPad sales, which are being 'cannibalized' by other products, Tim Cook said

Enterprises can now use Dell's Kace appliance to manage Chromebooks

The Kace K1000 enterprise asset management software can also keep tabs on many other types of devices

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InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld picks the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

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