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    The new Mac Pro: Hands on, and what you need to know

    Posted June 11, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    It's a gorgeous piece of hardware, though it does somewhat resemble the wastebasket I have in my bedroom.
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    Raspberry Pi, Cotton Candy, and MK802 II face off in this battle of pint-size PCs

    Posted December 17, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    They're incredibly small and surprisingly powerful: We tell you what these devices are capable of, and how well they perform.
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    Best of 2012: PCs, Ultrabooks, and Hybrids

    Posted November 29, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    We select the best systems—desktops, laptops, and hybrid portables—of 2012.
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    Gunnar glasses: help for eyes chained to a monitor

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:45 am

    If you spend eight or more hours each day staring at a bright computer monitor in a windowless cube lit by fluorescent tubes, eventually your eyes will beg for mercy. Mine did, so I tried a pair of Gunnar glasses, billed as "technology eyewear."
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    Your personal Wikipedia: 9 free apps and services that help you remember

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:21 am

    Computers and smartphones can store and sift through reams of data. With a bit of help, you can harness that power to manage the information you need, whether it's something hidden away in an obscure email message, a search engine result, or a tidbit that you haven't written down at all. The nine services and applications below can help you become more productive and make better use of the technology you already own. Each offers a free version, too. Thanks to these knowledge managers, your next project may be easier to finish than you might think.
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    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Computer, notebook and tablet tech treasures

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:50 am

    We’ve always had a category covering the world of computers in our Cool Yule Tools holiday gift guide. But then computers gave way to notebooks (so we combined the category), and then tablets have entered the scene. With the arrival and success of the iPad and other tablets, many have said that “the PC is dead”, and we’ll admit, our choices of cool computers are fewer than in years past. But there are still some nice systems out there, here are a bunch of desktops, notebooks, and yes, tablets, that we think would make for some good gifts:
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