Hardware


IDC Projects Stagnant PC Market Through 2018

The worldwide PC market is expected to remain mostly flat over the next four years after suffering a large decrease in 2013.

Hackers Target More Than 30,000 Routers in DNS Attack Campaign

Many of the compromised devices were breached using simple brute force techniques to obtain the routers' passwords.

Microsoft Triples the Number of Windows Phone OEMs

Microsoft announced that a number of new partners, including Foxconn, are joining the Windows Phone hardware scene.

VMware and Google Deal Will Enable Windows on Chromebooks

Partnership could make Chromebooks an upgrade consideration for organizations.

Dell Supports Storage Spaces on Windows Server 2012 R2

Dell today announced hardware product support for Microsoft's "storage spaces" feature of Windows Server 2012 R2.

HP Changing Policy on Free ProLiant Server Firmware Updates

HP plans to do away with providing some free firmware updates and service packs to its ProLiant Server customers, starting on Feb. 19.

Sony Departs PC Sales Market

Sony announced today that the Japan-based consumer electronic corporation is exiting the PC market with plans to sell its line of VAIO PCs.

Microsoft Broadens Windows Device Discounts to U.S. Schools

Microsoft announced an expansion of its U.S. school device discount program today.

Lenovo Buying Motorola Mobility from Google

Lenovo will pay approximately $2.91 billion for the Motorola Mobility smartphone business owned by Google.

BlackBerry Not Out Yet as Nokia Disappoints

The mobile platform race showed a bit of traction for BlackBerry this week.

Microsoft Issues Fix for Surface Pro 2 Sleep Problem

Microsoft released a January update to its Surface 2 Pro machines late last week that purportedly remedies an update that the company pulled in December.

Microsoft Allegedly Paying OEMs To Make Windows Phones

Microsoft may be throwing big money toward its smartphone hardware partners.

PC Market Showed 'Record Drop' in 2013

The year 2013 wasn't the best one for PC shipments, according to analyst firms.

My Predictions for 2014: Apple's Popularity Drops, Microsoft Continues Transformation

Also watch for network virtualization to continue to grow and Office 365 to undergo a makeover in the coming year.

A Look Back at My 2013 Predictions

Which trends did Brien successfully predict and which ones was he off the mark on?

Surface Pro 2 December Update Pulled by Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it pulled a Surface Pro 2 firmware update that was released earlier this month.

Windows 8.1 Hybrid Laptop-Tablet Roundup

With new processors and Windows 8.1 now available, PC makers are offering the widest assortment of systems to date.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2: A Costly Improvement

Microsoft's latest Surface model running the full desktop version of Windows 8.1 is a definite upgrade over last year's model. But, at its steep price, will you be ditching your laptop for it?

PC and Tablet Markets Showing Declines in 2013

The PC and tablet markets are ending 2013 on down notes, according to IDC.

UPDATED: DoJ, EU Approves Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Microsoft has received federal antitrust regulator approval for its proposed $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business.

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