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iPad more desirable than Galaxy Tab, survey says

Samsung's Galaxy Tab just can't beat the iPad, with 85 percent of U.S. consumers preferring Apple's tablet to Samsung's, according to a recent consumer survey. The results are based on a study conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray, which surveye...

iPad gains on Kindle in e-reader race, but does it matter?

The race to become the most popular e-reading in the United States is down to Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle, according to a recent survey of 2,800 e-reader users by ChangeWave Research. ChangeWave found that Kindle's market share dropped in Novemb...

Acer unveils tablets to run Windows, Android

Acer executives on Tuesday previewed tablet computers planned for release next year, including three Android-based devices and one that runs Windows. They also detailed plans to introduce a portable computer that has the form factor of a laptop but r...

Microsoft flip-flops on Kinect computer 'hack'

Shortly after Kinect's launch, it was either hacked or "accessed in a way not facilitated by the designer," depending on your definition of the term. Microsoft's response was swift and disapproving, stating it "does not condone the modification of it...

Microsoft: Kinect Topped 1 Million Units in 10 Days

<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/210642/hacker_unlocks_kinects_3d_camera_augmented_reality_next.html"> Kinect</a> seems to be off to a rousing start if Microsoft's math adds up. The company claims its motion sensor for Xbox 360 sold--that's so...

Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn't need to beat iPad sales

Samsung said it will likely sell one million Galaxy Tabs by the end of the year, but what do theoretical sales really mean, especially when Apple has already sold seven million iPads this year? For Samsung, one million units would mean a tidy profit ...

Kinect Launch Goes From Odd to Weird

Microsoft's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/714802/review/microsoft_kinect.html">Kinect motion controller for Xbox 360</a> has been out in the wild for 24 hours and what a bumpy ride it's been so far. Before most stores had even open...

Gaming Skills Become a College Course

Problem-solving skills used in one of -- if not the most -- <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/202278/starcraft_ii_in_review_media_love_player_plaudits.html?tk=rel_news">popular real-time strategy games </a>of all time are not unlike those used ...

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