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Build this killer AMD-based Windows 8.1 PC for less than $1000

Forget about Intel; this powerful PC build packs AMD hardware under the hood.

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Cyber Monday deals: 15 more decent PC buys from the seedy discount jungle

Black Friday may be gone, but the deals keep coming, particularly for PC users.

The little computer that could: Raspberry Pi passes 2 million mark

As it turns out, millions of people have a sweet tooth for the deliciously affordable Raspberry Pi.

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The PC makers' battle against Microsoft's Surface, in their own words

HP CEO Meg Whitman is just the latest to publicly lament Microsoft's decision to compete against its partners with the Surface tablet.

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Two Seconds Makes All the Difference

It may seem inconvenient, but the time it takes to enter a passcode to unlock your mobile device provides some peace of mind that the sensitive data it contains is safe.

PC sales continue to plunge, but the drop is less steep

IDC and Gartner report that the PC market continued downhill during the third quarter, although IDC, at least, reported sales were better than expected.

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Lockdown: How to secure your PC without going crazy

Digital privacy is within your grasp with this practical beginner's guide to encryption.

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Avoid common PC building mistakes

A few key details can trip up even seasoned geeks when assembling their own PC. Here's a handy guide to mistakes you can easily avoid.

Nvidia's outrageously high-end 'Battlebox' PCs focus on compromise-free 4K gaming

Nvidia's Battleboxes are the polar opposites of Valve's Steam Machines: big, bulky, and unabashedly high-end.

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In a World of Multiple Devices, Security Must be Universal

Security isn't just for Windows computers anymore. At least it shouldn't be. Because these days we’re using a wide variety of devices and operating systems. And if you think that the criminals writing and using malware haven't noticed that, think again.

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A tale of two Lenovos: How the company thrives in China

Consumers outside of China don't think of Lenovo much beyond laptops, but in that country the company has a wide reach. Explore the hidden—and larger—side of Lenovo.

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