Thanks to "Fortnite" and esports, computers are almost cool again

Nov 22, 2018
There's a minor resurgence in the PC market, a CNET editor says.
Gamers play “Fortnite” against Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler Blevins during Ninja Vegas 18 at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in April.
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Dude, Dell's going private

Feb 5, 2013
Computer maker Dell plans to de-list from the stock market in a $24 billion private equity buyout. It's the biggest such deal in five years.
Computer maker Dell plans to de-list from the stock market in a $24 billion private equity buyout. It's the biggest such deal in five years.
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PC sales for Dell, Hewlett-Packard pressured by tablets

Nov 19, 2012
Last week, Dell's profits proved to be disappointing. Hewlett-Packard is next up to announce their earnings, as big personal computer makers feel the heat from tablets and smartphones.

Yes, Mac users, you can get malware and it's on the rise

Apr 6, 2012
The Flashback Trojan has infected over 600,000 Mac computers around the world, most of them in the United States, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Plus, a new driving game where you are the road.

What's a couple percentage points?

Sep 28, 2011
Big bucks, if you're a retailer trying to peddle your goods online. And a new Forrester Research report shows that shoppers using tablets are more...

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Remember PCs? Ah, those were the days.

Sep 8, 2011
Research firm Gartner predicts global PC sales will only rise 3.8 percent this year. The economy plays a big part, especially in the U.S., where...

HP wants to spin off PC business

Aug 30, 2011
Look inside your PC. See any money in there? Neither does HP. That's why the company wants to spin the PC business off into its own company as...

Spotify is coming to America

Jul 7, 2011
That's a headline we could have written a year ago, possibly with a question mark at the end of it. The new wrinkle now is that the web music...