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    Talking about making Windows 10 mobile — with a lower-case "m". Instead of NUCs or stick computers, why not have a fully operable interface open up right from your thoroughly stuffed pocket? That's what the GOLE1 looks to provide. The Indiegogo project — put up by ARMdevices.net from Shenzhen — touts the device as the "smallest All-in-One Intel PC in the world". With X and Y measurements comparable to a phablet and a thickness of 2cm, we'd say that if it weren't "the smallest," it'd have to come within a hare's breath. Both Windows 10 Home and Android 5.1 are said to be on the device ...

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    Sony's bolstering its own grand gaming ecosystem with a virtual reality headset and about 50 games purchasable by the end of the year. The company is selling PlayStation 4 consoles like hotcakes, making for grounds ripe for the upselling. But will the company be able to keep up with sales? Sony software design executive Masayasu Ito took the time at this year's Game Developers Conference to pore through some of the trials, tribulations and triumphs that his company has faced, is facing and will face between now and October, when the PlayStation VR goes to market. For Sony, the pricing ...

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    Seriously, why hasn't this happened yet? If you don't know what I mean by an x86 phone, all PCs, Macs, most Linux servers, and Windows tablets run on x86 compatible architectures making it easier for software to evolve over time with lots of backwards compatibility. Most Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices run on ARM compatible architectures which can't run the same software as all of the other PCs of the world. The x86 architecture has grown and been refined over the years to keep up with modern technology since its introduction in 1978. It's time for this architecture to take over on ...

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    HTC Vive sales had a short stumble as its first batch of devices had all been ordered up, leaving the product sold out on the website. While things are back up again and backorder fulfilments are now up through May, the company's still figuring out at how it can extend sales. Dan O'Brien, vice president of planning and product management for HTC Vive, said in an interview with FORTUNE that the company will "have PC bundles with Vive-optimized PCs on our website soon," but he doesn't think that "PC bundles will be a major driver of sales." As a reminder, the major stumbling blocks for any ...

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    So much for a collapse. The PC market may be on the slopes, but with Microsoft making its own (convertible) laptop and Apple totally owning it with its MacBooks, Huawei seems to be puffing up its chest for a major Mate move. That's if the ever-grinding Chinese rumor mill gets its facts right. Swimming around in the muck is news that Intel had given Xiaomi a BOGO deal on chips, reportedly giving the OEM a tablet processor per notebook processor the company bought or possibly vice versa. That tablet processor could be the Atom x5 that we saw on the Mi Pad 2 late last year. We haven't seen a ...

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    You like charts? Tech analyst Horace Dediu likes to craft charts for "idle amusement" on occasion and, based on data from market research firm Gartner, has found that iPhone shipments have surpassed Windows PC shipments in 2015. Furthermore, if we extrapolate current trend lines out to 2027, we might see Mac shipments up above PC shipments. Idle amusement. pic.twitter.com/Kiyj3Vr5Hx — Horace Dediu (@asymco) January 13, 2016 Of course, the PC space has been contracting in favor of smaller or more physically-versatile devices for productivity's sake (at least, the buzzword right now is ...

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    Right now, multi-window Android support is hard to come by. The best you can hope for is some special hacks from various OEMs, and even then, your options are pretty limited. So it's understandable how excited we were when we got to check out Remix OS for PC at CES last week, promising to bring users a functional multi-window Android UI right on their existing PC hardware – just boot a Remix OS flash drive and your old PC turns into an Android workstation. It all sounded pretty cool, and a public release was right around the corner. That day's finally arrived, and if you're willing to ...

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    Just because the PC market's contracting doesn't mean that competition doesn't get colder. At least in Japan, it's actually getting warm enough to the point of a possible three-way merger between the personal computing parts of Toshiba, Fujitsu and VAIO — the latter a spin-off from Sony and resurgent in the high-end market. The three Japanese companies will hash out details and may have a preliminary agreement within the month. Toshiba, Fujitsu and VAIO's controlling investor will have approximately equal, if not equal shares in the operation. It's likely that VAIO will be the ...

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    It's not like Continuum where you plug in your phone and get a quasi-desktop experience. And then there's the lack of practicality of an stationary Android-based console. But there's more than a je ne sais quoi to the Remix Mini that had a whole crowd fund it to over 30 times the original goal pot of $50,000. Jide, a Chinese company that already has an "ultra-tablet" out, has put up a $70 personal computer on Amazon that runs Android. It's more low-end proof of concept than anything else, though: there's a 64-bit quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and a paltry 16GB of storage. ...

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    Google is web search around here. Below all the smartphones and IoT devices and Fiber and that kind of goodness, Alphabet makes money having Google put up advertisements to those who look for things on this here internet. But where that traffic comes from matters and with the introduction of full-scale ad-blocking on iOS 9 (which Google Play has previously shunned), we have some issues to chew over. The big news comes from Amit Singhal, Google SVP of search, at re/code's Code/Mobile conference: // This summer for the first time we are getting more searches on mobile devices than desktop, ...

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    I don't know what you do for a living and I don't know where you do it. But while you might be using your phones and tablets to help you do a part of your work, you likely still have something to do with a computer. A box with a screen attached to it, plus a keyboard and mouse. You know, one of those things. Indeed, white collar work has and will increasingly rely on people not in an office. Okay, sure, that's high-minded and all that, but what I really want to know is whether or not you're going to use your phone for every single thing in your damn life. Is it possible? At some point, ...

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    I've been using Windows since the 3.1 days. Back then my desktop computer cost thousands of dollars. To convince my dad to make the purchase I had to promise that I'd somehow make it last through college -- I wasn't even out of Junior High School at the time. Before you laugh, that was back in the day when such a claim could actually be pulled off. Home computers were generally of the "desktop" variety back then -- they sat on your desk and your huge CRT monitor sat on top of them. A few years later my friend's dad showed me a "luggable" computer. It was essentially a desktop computer with ...

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