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Windows 8 coming in at least 4 versions

Microsoft will make at least four different versions of Windows 8 for devices with ARM processors, but you won't be running older Windows apps on any them, according to an Intel executive. Renee James, Intel's senior vice president and general manage...

Amazon quad-core tablet rumoured for 2011

Amazon plans to release two new Android tablets before the end of 2011, including one with NVIDIA's forthcoming mobile quad-core chip, according to online rumors. Amazon is purportedly planning an entry-level tablet, codenamed "Coyote," with a dual-c...

Osama Bin Laden's hideout gets Google Maps treatment

Google Maps fans have been in full satire mode writing reviews for what might be the site where American forces killed Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Shortly after President Obama spoke to the nation on Sunday, people scoured Google's satel...

Internet survives Royal Wedding, scammers still lurking

The royal wedding went off without a hitch Friday morning, and the Internet appeared to survive the event as well. Web traffic was high during the nuptials, but YouTube was able to stream the event live to millions around the world without choking (m...

YouTube Spending $100M to Compete with Broadcast TV

This just might be the year you finally say "Goodbye, cable box" and "Hello, YouTube, Hulu and Netflix," if the latest online rumors are correct. Google's YouTube is reportedly hoping to launch about 20 different "channels," each featuring several ho...

Google Wants You to 'Like' +1: But Will You?

Google is excited about its new <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/223790/google_search_1_is_shorthand_for_this_is_pretty_cool.html#tk.hp_fv">social recommendation service '+1</a>,' but will you feel the same way? I'm not so sure. The +1 feature...

Internet Explorer 9 Downloaded Over 2 Million Times

Microsoft <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/222154/internet_explorer_9_a_getting_started_guide.html">Internet Explorer 9</a> fans downloaded the stable version of the new browser 2.35 million times in its first 24 hours after launching late Mon...

iPad 2 Sold Out: Newbies Go on Buying Spree

Weekend sales of Apple's iPad 2 were stellar with as many as 500,000 tablets sold to mostly new tablet owners, according to Piper Jaffray, an independent market research firm. Sales of the iPad 2 were up 67 percent compared to the launch of to origin...

Google Chrome 10: A feature breakdown

Google recently launched a new version of Chrome that includes a new password sync feature, synced data encryption, an improved settings interface, and promises 66 per cent faster JavaScript speeds. The new version has also beefed up security by impr...

iTunes Freedom Coming Soon?

Apple's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/204807/apple_the_king_of_digital_music.html">iTunes Store</a> may soon offer unlimited downloads of your music purchases to any device you own, according to rumors. Apple is reportedly in talks with Uni...

Penthouse Magazine Launches 3D Channel

How do you know when a technology has gone from gimmick to cutting edge? When the <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/155745-2/thank_you_porn_12_ways_the_sex_trade_has_changed_the_web.html">porn industry adopts it</a>, of course. Penthouse Maga...

Windows Phone 7 glitch affects 1 in 10 upgrades

Microsoft said a "technical issue" is to blame for the recent Windows Phone 7 software update problems that have bricked about 10 percent of devices trying to upgrade. The update snafu mostly appears to be affecting Samsung devices. Microsoft hasn't...

Rumored MacBooks Pros coming: What shoppers need to know

If you were planning on heading to the Apple Store this President's Day to go shopping for a new MacBook Pro, you might want to hold off on until at least Thursday. Apple is expected to announce a MacBook Pro refresh this week featuring machines that...

New MacBooks, iPads and iPhones: An Apple Rumor Round-Up

You can tell it's almost time for a round of Apple product announcements, because the rumors are getting hot and heavy about new MacBooks, iPads and iPhones. The Cupertino, California-based company is expected to unleash a new line of MacBook Pros be...

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