Personal computer

Workers at the Target Technology Innovation Center office in San Francisco. Target Corp. is among a growing number of old-line retailers opening  technology hubs in recent months in high-tech colonies, particularly in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Shopping-Tech Mash-Up: Retailers take on Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the […]

11/15/2013

Dell laptop buyers make a stink over cat smell

NEW YORK (AP) — A noxious feline odor has some Dell customers caterwauling. People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine. […]

10/31/2013

Microsoft Windows 8 screenshot

Microsoft touching up Windows 8 to address gripes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is retooling the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales. The tune up […]

05/07/2013

Google maps App demonstrated on an Apple iPad. (AP Photo)

Research firm: PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops

NEW YORK (AP) — Global shipments of PCs fell 14% this year, the sharpest plunge since research firm IDC started tracking the industry in 1994. Tablets and smartphones pull money away from PCs, but the latest version of Windows also shares the blame.

04/10/2013

Michael Dell

Dell’s founder strikes deal to turn it around

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s easy to forget now, but Michael Dell was the Mark Zuckerberg of his day. Hailed as a young genius, he created the inexpensive, made-to-order personal computer in his dorm room and sold it straight to the public.

02/05/2013

(AP Photo)

Lenovo to release giant 27-inch ‘coffee table PC’

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dismayed that family members are spread out over the house, each with a separate PC or tablet? Lenovo has something it believes will get them back together: a PC the size […]

01/06/2013

Microsoft releases IE 10 browser for Windows 7

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The latest version of Microsoft’s Web browser is now available to the vast audience using personal computers running on the Windows 7 operating system. The redesigned browser, Internet Explorer 10, made […]

11/13/2012

Windows 8 could pose challenge (video)

Consumers are in for a shock when Microsoft releases the Windows 8 operating system later this week. The interface changes are the most widespread the OS maker has undertaken since the release of Windows 95.

10/22/2012

Analysts, PC industry cool on Windows 8

NEW YORK (AP) – While Microsoft is touting next week’s launch of Windows 8 as the savior of the computer industry, PC makers and analysts are increasingly skeptical that the new operating system will lure […]

10/17/2012

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