Ultra-portable PCs top 12 percent of notebook PC market in 2013

An estimated 12.3% (22.5 million) of the Notebook PC shipments in 2013 (182.7 million) fit into the ultra-portable segment, with year-on-year growth (of ultra-portables) reaching 100% from 2012 to 2013.

Oculus Rift may be headed to smartphones

Oculus Rift, which made its Kickstarter debut last summer, can best be described as a high field of view (FOV), low-latency, consumer-priced virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD).

Leef Bridge - a USB flash drive for smartphones and PCs

Who amongst us hasn't used the stalwart USB stick to transport files or music - and perhaps even run apps? Probably 99%, give or take a percent.

Lenovo bucks PC trend

Lenovo has pulled it off again. Although most PC peddlers are in the red, the company reported record PC shipments, annual sales, global market share and annual pre-tax income. 

Intel says Haswell will save its X86 bacon

The PC will be saved from its much predicted doom by the glorious power-saving ability of the Haswell chip, at least according to the prophecy of Intel's chief technology officer Justin Rattner.

Dell down, but far from out

Dell's quarterly net profit has slipped 79 percent as the company endures the struggle to see who will carve up the majority share and in which direction it will be taken.

Windows 8 to become cheaper

The PC market is in the middle of its worst slump ever, but there might be some light at the end of the tunnel. PC makers believe prices of Windows 8 devices will fall dramatically in the not so distant future. 

SSDs weather the PC storm

Although the PC market has seen better days, shipments of solid state drives are expected to grow more than 600 percent by 2017, according to the latest figures released by IHS.

Blue Scream of Death hits Microsoft upgrade

In a blast from the past, software giant Microsoft has had to replace a security update that had crashed customers' PCs and crippled the machines with endless reboots.

Intel in All-in-One PC push

Intel is reportedly pushing a new all-in-one PC concept in an effort to boost sales and finally make AIOs mainstream. 

Cops call for Tor to be switched off

Japanese authorities are approaching ISPs in a bid to get them to switch off the Tor network.

Dell stands by Windows RT

Although Windows RT is starting to look like a massive flop, Dell doesn’t appear to be ready to jump ship just yet. The company is still working on future generations of Windows RT gear, namely its XPS 10 tablet.

More gloom drifts across PC skies

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has slashed its PC shipments forecast for 2013, citing weak demand in all four corners of the globe.

PCs continue to lose out to tablets

A report from analyst company Gartner said that the traditional PC market will slip in 2013 by 7.6 percent as people open their wallets to spend on tablets and smartphones instead.

Phablets are a passing phase

More than a billion smartphones and tablets are in use around the world, and research outfit Flurry has detected more than 2,000 unique device models so far. 

Chip revenues falter

Worldwide semiconductor revenue declined in 2012, figures from Gartner have shown.

Acer rejigs product line, pushes tablets

Acer is apparently planning to revamp its product line in an effort to revive sales and growth momentum.

Intel carries on taking the tablets

While Steve Jobs claimed that any tablet smaller than nine inches was doomed to fail, Intel's PC business chief doesn't see much of a future for big stand-alone tablets.

Acer aims to be a force in worldwide tablet market

Although Acer is still one of the world’s leading PC makers, it hasn’t had much luck in the tablet market.

Microsoft eyes price breaks to spur Windows 8 adoption

Adoption of Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 operating system has been less-than-stellar thus far.