stories about Computers

Power a mini PC with two AA batteries

Mini PCs shot out of the gate in May 2012 and their numbers have swelled in the last 12 months as more and more models take advantage of chip designer ARM’s low-power consumption. However, while most of the available models take on the TV stick form factor, powering them has generally required either a USB […]

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Gigabyte gaining on ASUS in motherboard sales

Gigabyte is said to be picking up the pace on motherboard sales, according to a news report from The Taiwanese PC component giant is said to have sold 4.9million motherboards during the first three months of 2013, just fractionally behind the five million sold by chief rival ASUS. Digitimes says both vendors shipped a […]

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Dell takes pre-orders on XPS 18 Touch AIO tablet/PC

Okay, we’ll bite – is this thing an all-in-one (AIO) PC or a massive oversized tablet? Whatever it is, Dell has begun taking pre-orders for the touchscreen device on Dell’s US website. There are three different configurations with the cheapest starting at $900. For that money, you get a 1.8GHz Intel Pentium U2117 dual-core Ivy […]

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Next-gen Nexus 7 tablet to ship 12 million units in 2013: report

The second-generation of Google’s popular little seven-inch tablet is expected to ship some 12 million units in just seven months. Taiwanese news site is reporting from sources in the Google-designed ASUS-manufactured tablet’s supply chain that the device will go on sale in June or July. Sources say as many as one million units in […]

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YouTube goes all VHS with new player mode

In one of the more unusual features we’ve seen on the online video giant, YouTube has quietly integrated a new VHS filter into its player controls, although just why is anyone’s guess. The filter appears to be available on any video and turns any clip into a pseudo-VHS view, complete with what it thinks is […]

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