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The vanishing PC: Race to the bottom accelerates

The demand for more performance and features has traditionally kept the PC from falling too far, too fast. Those days may now be ending, hastened by cheap tablets. The industry is responding with new platforms for low-cost laptops and tablets running Windows 8 and Android.

April 30, 2013

Growing pains evident on first PC Thunderbolt-enabled motherboard

According to a first-look review at AnandTech of the first Thunderbolt-enabled PC desktop motherboard heading to market, there are some driver issues that need to be sorted out as well as features that are missing from Thunderbolt implementation on the Mac. Fixes are in the works, Intel reportedly says.

May 13, 2012

vmProtect 7: Even better virtual backup

With the (electronic) ink barely dry on our review of vmProtect 6, backup specialist Acronis has released version 7 of its vSphere backup and disaster recovery tool, adding yet more features to this already very capable product.Like its predecessor, vmProtect 7 is designed to work with all versions of vSphere from 4.

April 3, 2012

Lost your Windows discs? How to get replacement media, legally

Did your most recent Windows PC come with reinstallation media? Many do, some don't. But contrary to what you might have read, creating replacement Windows discs is easy, and every major PC maker will supply backup discs, sometimes for free. I have details.

January 5, 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire vs. Apple iPhone 4S: New platforms for gamification?

There most common gamification platform may be your standard PC web browser, typically accessed via a laptop or desktop computer, but every new piece of personal tech hardware has the potential to open up new avenues. For example, mobile phones and tablets such as the iPad have had some gamification success, especially when it comes to GPS-powered location-specific game features, such as check-ins at a specific place.

October 12, 2011 by

Building a barebones budget gaming PC for under $550

One of the most requested features here on Hardware 2.0 is for a 'Best Bang for the Buck' budget gaming PC. Cash is tight and people want to get the best hardware possible for their hard-earned dollars.So let's take a look at what what you bucks can buy!

June 19, 2011

Build-Your-Own 'Ultimate' Photoshop PC guide

Probably one of the most of the most-requested features here on Hardware 2.0 is for a 'Build-Your-Own PC' plan for the 'Ultimate' Photoshop system. Why Photoshop? Because it's a big, heavy application that when pushed hard can really tax a system. The better your hardware, the better your Photoshop experience will be.Well, here is is - my 'Ultimate' Photoshop rig guide.

May 12, 2011

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