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  • Adobe Reader Adds Free eSignatures Capability

    SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) today announced it is making eSignatures available to hundreds of millions of Adobe® Reader® users, adding greater...

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  • Forrester Projects Tablets Will Outsell Netbooks By 2012, Desktops By 2013

    Forrester Projects Tablets Will Outsell Netbooks By 2012, Desktops By 2013

    The tablet era has just begun, but Forrester Research is already predicting tablet sales in the U.S. will overtake netbook sales by 2012, and desktop sales by 2015. At the Untethered conference today in New York City, Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps laid out her projections comparing tablet sales to netbooks, laptops, and desktops. She expects 3.5 million tablets (including the iPad and other tablets) to be sold this year, growing to 20.4 million in 2015. Meanwhile, she expects desktop sales to drop from 18.7 million units in 2010 to 15.7 million units in 2015. As a percentage of overall PC sales, tablets will grow from 6 percent this year to 18 percent in 2012 (when netbooks are estimated to account for 17 percent of sales. The next year, in 2013, tablet sales are projected to outstrip desktop unit sales, 21 percent to 20 percent. By 2015, tablets will make up 23 percent of PC sales in the U.S., while desktops will be 18 percent and netbooks will be 17 percent. Only laptops will sell more in the U.S., with a 42 percent market share.

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  • A quick look at Lenovo’s ThinkCentre M90z desktop

    A quick look at Lenovo’s ThinkCentre M90z desktop

    Ready for your daily dose of viral marketing? This Lenovo video is just that, but it's also an interesting look at the development of Lenovo's upcoming ThinkCentre M90z all-in-one workstation. These folks know all-in-one desktops and the M90z looks to be the best yet. Launch data and specs should drop soon. Hopefully.

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  • Nvidia commits to simultaneous desktop-laptop driver releases

    Nvidia commits to simultaneous desktop-laptop driver releases

    Nvidia wants to help out you laptop gamers. How nice of them. From now on, the company will release both desktop and mobile drivers at the same time. This isn't such a big deal for desktop users, what with their fancy GTX 480s, but laptop users won't have to wait for the Dells and HPs of the world to release updated drivers. Nvidia's got you covered.

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  • Consumer Reports says Apple has the best tech support, Acer/Gateway/eMachines the worst

    Consumer Reports says Apple has the best tech support, Acer/Gateway/eMachines the worst

    Consumer Reports has a new report on which computer company has the best tech support. Apple wins! That's what happens when the same company controls the hardware as well as the operating system (and several of the most prominent pieces of software). The highest ranking PC manufacturer is Dell for desktops and Lenovo for laptops.

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  • PC shipments up 15 percent last quarter (but none of those are the Apple tablet so whatever)

    PC shipments up 15 percent last quarter (but none of those are the Apple tablet so whatever)

    There was plenty of talk ever since Lehman Brothers exploded in mid-2008 about how would consumers cope. Would they keep buying widgets in the face of insane job cuts? Would they keep buying, but only at a fraction of what they had in the past? Let's take PC sales, a pretty good barometer of where the average person is. (It's a big purchase, but not like buying a car or house.) Shipments of new PCs jumped 15 percent in the fourth quarter of last year. That's worldwide, by the way, and much higher than the people who expect things expected. This is good news.

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  • NewerTech USB 2.0 Display Adapter supports up to 6 extra monitors

    NewerTech USB 2.0 Display Adapter supports up to 6 extra monitors

    Adding an external display to most modern laptops isn't a big deal; and many desktops natively support dual displays. But adding a third, or even a fourth, display can be a challenge. The NewerTech USB 2.0 Display Adapter aims to make adding extra monitors as easy as plugging in a USB gadget. Macs can add up to 4 monitors, while PCs can add up to six!

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  • Dolphin browser for Android adds multitouch support on Droid

    Dolphin browser for Android adds multitouch support on Droid

    We've already seen that the Droid is perfectly capable of implementing multitouch gestures in third-party apps, and the most high-profile (if not the most important, period) implementation of that is in a good web browser where non-stop zooming is a way of life -- especially when browsing sites designed for desktops. Dolphin -- which has been kicking around for a couple months in the Market -- has just added multitouch support on the Droid, which automatically makes it an interesting alternative to Android's mediocre (well, mediocre by WebKit standards, anyhow) built-in fare. Follow the break for a video overview -- or better yet, if you're running Android and you've got a couple fingers to spare, just check it out yourself.

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    Dolphin browser for Android adds multitouch support on Droid originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Sun, 29 Nov 2009 18:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Leaked: Alienware has new M15x and desktop gaming rigs for TGS

    Leaked: Alienware has new M15x and desktop gaming rigs for TGS

    Well, that’s no fun. We just posted the Alienware teaser this morning that states the company was going to introduce new kits at the Tokyo Game Show and the systems have already leaked. According to an Engadget tipster, Alienware has a new Area-51 m15x and four Aurora / Area-51 ALX systems at the show. All we [...]

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  • Microsoft Buys Interactive Supercomputing, Kills Its Product Line

    Microsoft Buys Interactive Supercomputing, Kills Its Product Line

    peHUB yesterday caught wind of Microsoft’s supposed acquisition of Interactive Supercomputing, a company specialized in bringing the power of parallel computing to desktops, but was declined an official comment to the news following a request for confirmation. Redmond has this morning officially announced the acquisition by means of a blog post on the Windows Server Division Weblog and an information website, detailing that it has picked up the technology assets of ISC and that the latter’s employees – including CEO Bill Blake – will be joining the Microsoft team at the New England Research & Development Center in Cambridge, MA. Microsoft says it will not continue developing Star-P (ISC’s flagship product) beyond version 2.8 which was released earlier this year, and that version 2.9 that was released to a few customers in Beta will not be released for production use by customers. Active Star-P customers who are using earlier versions of Star P were granted the right to upgrade to 2.8 by ISC prior to the close of the transaction. Microsoft did not acquire the customer contracts between ISC and their customers but says it will provide technical support to active customers through the longer of their existing support contracts or 12/31/2010.

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  • PC Sales to Suffer First Decline in Eight Years

    PC Sales to Suffer First Decline in Eight Years

    PC sales worldwide are expected to fall 4 percent this year as businesses cut back on IT spending and consumers, as they move towards more mobile devices, buy fewer desktops says research firm iSuppli. And not since the dot-com bust of 2001 are PC sales expected to be so slow, says the firm. “An annual [...]

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  • ASUS preparing NVIDIA Ion-based Eee Box B1006?

    ASUS preparing NVIDIA Ion-based Eee Box B1006?

    In a brief snippet of a rumor, DigiTimes is reporting that ASUS is planning an Ion-based Eee Box B1006 for Q3 of 2009. Ion's a good start, but if they shackle it to an Intel Atom 230 processor and once again bludgeon our dreams of a low-cost home theater PC capable of handling full-screen Flash video, well, somebody's going to get hurt. Ion-based Eee PC netbooks are coming too, but those don't have a production schedule yet according to the Taiwanese tattle-rag.

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    ASUS preparing NVIDIA Ion-based Eee Box B1006? originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 01 Jun 2009 07:34:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Microsoft confirms: no three app limit in Windows 7 Starter

    Microsoft confirms: no three app limit in Windows 7 Starter

    We'd heard it through the grapevine that Microsoft was gearing up to right the wrong and nix that ludicrous three application limit for Windows 7 Starter Edition, and sure enough, it did just that via The Windows Blog. The company admitted that it was removing the three application at-a-time limit previously slated for inclusion in Win7 Starter "based on the feedback it has received from partners and customers." (Psst... thanks for yelling, people!) That said, the OS is still severely gimped, with no multi-monitor support, DVD playback, Windows Media Center, remote media streaming, XP Mode or network connectivity. Just kidding on that last one... we think.

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    Microsoft confirms: no three app limit in Windows 7 Starter originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 30 May 2009 15:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • G4 Cube given wheels, automation, the will to race Woz’s Segway

    G4 Cube given wheels, automation, the will to race Woz’s Segway


    Not wanting the Allspark to beat them to the punch, the gang at thinkingbricks has given life to an Apple G4 Cube, complete with LEGO Mindstorms NXT-borne retractable wheels, a Bluetooth controller, automation via sensors, and a creepy red LED. That transparent base really makes the wheel deployment much more dramatic, a nice touch if we do say so ourselves. There aren't any step-by-step instructions, but there should be plenty of information at the page if you're thiking of making your own as a weekend project. Either way, be sure to check it out on video, located after the break.

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    G4 Cube given wheels, automation, the will to race Woz's Segway originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 30 May 2009 07:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • ECS plans a trio of netbooks, duo of all-in-one PCs for Computex

    ECS plans a trio of netbooks, duo of all-in-one PCs for Computex


    Oh look, it's nearly time for Computex, which means it's finally time for ECS to come out to play again. For whatever reason, it seems the aforesaid PC maker only pulls out the stakes for Taiwan's biggest consumer electronics show, and with the doors opening early next week, we're getting a sneak peek at what it'll be bringing to the mix. Not surprisingly, three of the five new machines are said to be of the netbook variety, with the other two being all-in-one desktops. 'Course, the whole lot will be humming along on Intel's all-too-modest Atom, though we are led to believe that at least one rig will get equipped with NVIDIA's promising Ion technology. The T10IL (shown left) is apt to steal most of the attention, boasting a thin-and-light frame that'll look awfully similar to ASUS' Eee PC 1008HA. The V10IL (shown right) is expected to be more of a vanilla type machine in terms of both design and specification, and the other guys are slated to be revealed at the show. You're tense with anticipation, aren't you?

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    ECS plans a trio of netbooks, duo of all-in-one PCs for Computex originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 May 2009 14:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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