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NEC drops Lenovo stake; 'no impact' on PC, tablet business

NEC has sold its 281.1 million shares in Lenovo, despite the PC maker's booming success, in a bid to claw back its investment to stay afloat. Lenovo shrugs it off and says there's no impact on its NEC-partnered joint venture.

September 5, 2012

FixYa plots problems with main web TV systems

Web TV has held out the promise of explosive sales success since Steve Perlman launched WebTV in 1996, but a succession of products has achieved modest sales or at worst, like Google TV, flopped. The FixYa website has surveyed current owners to find out what sort of problems they face when using the four main products: Apple TV, Google TV, Boxee and Roku.

March 21, 2012 by

Pinterest is taking off in the UK, says Hitwise

Pinterest, the website where users "pin" things of interest, has now taken off in the UK, following its huge success in the USA. Experian Hitwise says the site enjoyed a growth spurt between December and January, when UK Internet visits jumped by 55 percent to 1.

March 7, 2012 by

Alienware thinks small with new $699 X51 gaming PC

Alienware has been teasing a new system on its website, with a majestic and mysterious monolithic tower as the primary image. So it may come as a surprise that the gaming PC giant has revealed that its new model is a humble small-form-factor desktop.

January 17, 2012 by

BT asked to block the Pirate Bay

The BPI has fired a shot across BT's bows, requesting it to block the Pirate Bay file-sharing website for BT customers, in the wake of a ruling that BT block Newzbin2

November 4, 2011 by

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

HP to speed up decision on PC spinoff

update CEO Meg Whitman to decide by end-October whether to sell off company's PC business. Market analysts welcome move but say success depends on Whitman's ability to control "dysfunctional board".

October 4, 2011 by

Windows 7 converging slowly on Windows XP

Microsoft Windows 7 has now taken 30 percent of the PC operating system market, but it's still a long way behind Windows XP's 52 percent, according to numbers published today on the Netmarketshare website. As the name implies, the market shares are calculated from website traffic, and thus may not precisely reflect the global installed base.

September 1, 2011 by

Why is Acer being 'cautious' about mobile?

Acer's rise in the PC world has been an impressive success story, but news that its CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci resigned over strategic differences with his board clearly illustrates that its ascent has hit some major turbulence.

March 31, 2011 by

Intel readying new 510 series of SSD drives for February release

Intel helped usher in the era of solid state drives for consumer PCs with its X25 lineup, and now the chip giant is readying new SSDs that will easily eclipse the performance of their predecessors.Fudzilla reports that a pair of new drives will be launched next month, and this page on Intel's Website confirms that the new 510 series is designed for the "enthusiast consumer client PC.

January 30, 2011 by

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