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How the Surface Pro 3 changed the way I work

How the Surface Pro 3 changed the way I work

For the first time in 20 years, I don't own a conventional clamshell laptop PC. The Surface Pro 3 has taken over all the functions that I used to need a laptop for, and it makes an excellent tablet, too. Here's how I use this device in PC and tablet modes.

published October 28, 2014 by

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Using mind control to talk to machines

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the company's Justin Rattner talks to Emotiv Systems President Tan Le about new interface technologies that are making humans more like machines. In a demo for conference attendees, Le shows a headset Emotiv developed that can track electrical signals in the brain and interact with content on a PC.

published August 21, 2008 by

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What's next for Flash?

How is Adobe's multimedia software dealing with the YouTube effect? CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari talks to Adobe Systems' Mike Downey to find what we should expect from Flash--including reaching beyond the PC.

published August 3, 2006 by

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CEO of MP3tunes explains his business

MP3tunes will let you play your chosen tunes anywhere--car, PC, cell phone, or earphones. And, Robertson has another new business getting started, he tells CNET News.com's Greg Sandoval at Stanford's AlwaysOn Innovation Summit on July 26.

published July 26, 2006 by

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Mashup Makeover

The “Personal Mashup Recorder�?Commendo’s Voyager™ service records for replay on the user’s PC, virtually all standard HTTP delivered content, including mashups or interactivity-enabling software (Flash, AJAX and JavaScript). Replaying mashups on the PC provides significant performance improvements to the user experience, while also making the mashups portable. This hands-on session will show how to use Commendo’s Voyager™ as a “Personal Mashup Recorder�? to record existing mashups, along with techniques and approaches which you can use to create new mashup categories. Three mashup types will be shown and discussed: Entertainment (Videos), Mapping, and Search/RSS. In addition you will learn how using existing debugging tools with recorded mashups can speed up development. Voyager processes mashups in parallel, and is multi-processor enabled, allowing mashups to take full advantage of today’s multi-core PCs. Mashup recording requires no changes to the underlying applications, the mashup code, or content conversion by the user. Download Voyager ™ to your Windows PC prior to the conference at www.commendo.com.

published July 10, 2006 by

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The paradox of choice

At Release 1.0's PC Forum 2006 in Carlsbad, Calif., Barry Schwartz, the author of "The Paradox of Choice," talks about why greater freedom and more choices often make us feel worse.

published March 28, 2006 by

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Wyse CEO proclaims 'perfect storm' for thin clients

John Kish, CEO of Wyse Technology, sits down in a Face-to-Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber. Kish says that with the increase in network bandwidth and the advent of new virtualization technologies, everything running on a PC can be hosted centrally on the network. He believes that thin clients are finally ready for widespread adoption.

published March 9, 2006 by

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Esther Dyson previews PC Forum 2006

CNET's Release 1.0 editor in chief Esther Dyson sits down with ZDNet editor in chief Dan Farber to discuss the upcoming PC Forum conference which takes place on March 12-14, 2006 in Carlsbad, California. The theme of the conference is the rise of the user class, with vendors becoming more responsive to users' demands.

published January 24, 2006 by

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Using BlackMagic to improve searches

Promising fast and efficient PC and network searches is the goal of BlackBall's BlackMagic, especially in the wake of Microsoft postponing the release WinFS until 2009. ZDNet's David Berlind talks with BlackBall Chief Executive Bob Brown.

published May 17, 2004 by

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InFocus BigTouch review

InFocus BigTouch review

The largest and heaviest all-in-one PC we've ever seen, the BigTouch may find a niche in some presentation, classroom or signage situations. However, the price is almost as eye-watering as the system when you try to lift it.

published July 9, 2013 by

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z review

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z review

The ThinkCentre M92z is a good-quality business-grade 23in. all-in-one computer. To get the most out of it, though, you may need a better-specified model than the entry-level system reviewed here.

published October 10, 2012 by

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Dell OptiPlex 9010 AIO review

Dell OptiPlex 9010 AIO review

Dell's business-class 23in. all-in-one desktop has a lot to recommend it, including unfussy design, solid construction, low power consumption and quiet operation. However, its graphics performance is moderate, the screen's viewing angles could be better and it's not cheap.

published September 26, 2012 by

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HP Z1 Workstation review

HP Z1 Workstation review

HP's Z1 Workstation is a well-designed, powerful and upgradable all-in-one PC suitable for a range of professional power users. Although not without its flaws, the Z1 is well worth considering if you want something different from the traditional desktop form factor.

published July 18, 2012 by

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HP Compaq LA2205wg

HP Compaq LA2205wg

Despite a few build and design issues, HP's latest 22-inch monitor punches above its weight and is perfect for users looking for a budget, widescreen solution that is both versatile and sturdy.

published December 15, 2009 by

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Panasonic PT-LW80NTE

Panasonic PT-LW80NTE

Despite suffering from an ugly exterior and lucklustre inputs, the Panasonic PT-LW80NTE projector produces bright and colourful images.

published February 26, 2009 by

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Dell 2209WA

Dell 2209WA

The 2209WA is a monitor with very few flaws. While we'd love to see 1:1 scaling, and the inset screen may cause some users grief, we wouldn't mind two of these sitting on our desk. This is the best 22-inch monitor we've seen.

published January 14, 2009 by

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