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Global PC shipments keep declining, according to Gartner

In news that should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who’s been following the industry even peripherally, Gartner notes in a new study that global PC shipments have continued to decline for

Nvidia’s GeForce Now puts a gaming PC in the cloud

Nvidia today announced the launch of its GeForce Now platform for PCs during its CES keynote tonight. As the company’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang noted during today’s keynote, the majority of PC

Forge locks down $4.5M Series A to help gamers capture awesomeness

Sometimes entrepreneurship is about starting battles and other times it's about finishing them. Jared Kim has been on a mission to cut the frustration out of sharing gameplay with friends since he was

Lenovo admits its Motorola business ‘has not met expectations’

Lenovo has admitted that it has failed to build on its acquisition of Motorola. The Chinese firm acquired the phone-maker from Google for $2.91 billion in late 2014 and, in its end-of-year earnings re

Windows Ink, Cortana improvements and more arrive in the latest Windows 10 build out now

It’s going to be a good Friday for those testing the latest releases of the Windows 10 operating system, as Microsoft is today rolling out a new build of its PC and mobile OS, which will allow

Skype To Upgrade Its Touch App Users To Windows Desktop App Next Month

Skype says this morning that it will next month discontinue its Windows “modern” application and instead make the Windows desktop application the main Skype app for Windows users. In case

PC Shipments Are Slowly Recovering, Says Gartner

Over the past two years, the growing popularity of mobile devices has eaten into PC sales. A new report by Gartner, however, shows that shipments may continue to enjoy a very slow but steady uptick th

Alienware Alpha Review: A Gaming PC In A Tiny Package

Curious to see what life was like with an affordable Windows gaming PC in the form factor of a console, I bought the $799 Alienware Alpha early last week.

CoolChip Technologies Is Redesigning The Humble Computer Fan

CoolChip Technologies is a startup working to redesign fans to be less of a nuisance. While there are alternatives (like liquid cooling) for those who simply cannot stand the presence of fans, CoolChi

TC GameCast Episode 1: Jumping Into World Of Warcraft And Wreaking Havoc In Far Cry 4

On our premiere episode of the TechCrunch GameCast, I was joined by PR guy (and former games journalist) Ed Zitron to talk about two of our favorite games that came out in November: World of Warcraft:

The PC Market Has Its Strongest Quarter In Recent Memory

Personal computers, long an ailing member of the larger technology market, had a strong second quarter. After consistent quarters of decline, the worldwide PC market was either up 0.1 percent, or down

Microsoft’s Project Spark Game Creation Tool Will Come Out Of Beta In Early October

Microsoft today announced that the retail version of its Project Spark game-creation tool for PC and Xbox One will be available in October. It'll go on sale in the Americas on October 7, in Asia-Pacif

Watch Dogs Launch Day Uplay Disaster Is A Reminder That PC Game Sales Are Broken

Today I made a mistake: I bought a PC game. I’ve been good – I haven’t bought one in a while, since Just Cause 2 probably. But I was looking at graphics comparisons of Watch Dogs on Xbox

Sony To Exit PC Business By Selling VAIO

Sony will sell off its lackluster PC division and focus on spinning off its TV business into a standalone entity by June. The company’s announcement confirms a report yesterday that Japan Indust

Asia Pacific PC Shipments Fell 10% In 2013, IDC Says

PC shipments in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) fell by 10% in 2013 to 108 million units, marking the region’s first ever double digit decline in recent years, according to IDC . While Lenovo ret

Toshiba’s 5-in-1 Computing Device Concept Looks Like What Windows 8 Is Meant For

One of the best parts of CES are the devices that companies show off that are more or less conceptual, and may or may not ever even get made. One such gadget is the Toshiba 5-in-1 tablet, notebook, me

New Report Shows That Most Of China’s Gamers Are Still Playing On PCs, Not Mobile

A new report from China's GPC (link via Google Translate), an industry group for game publishers, shows that China's video game industry is now worth 83.17 billion RMB (or $13 billion), a 40% increase

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says The Windows/Mac Comparison To Android/iOS Doesn’t Fit

In a new interview published by Businessweek this morning, wherein Sam Grobart sits down with Apple CEO Tim Cook, and SVPs Craig Federighi and Jony Ive, Cook comments on a number of things, including

What Games Are: The March Of The Muggles

It's easy to consign tablet and mobile gaming to the lamestream and feel that there's a detente between that and the more core gaming platforms. However this is both shortsighted and naive. There's a

Put Away The Eulogy, The PC Is Alive And Well

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <em>Chester Ng is co-founder and CMO of <a target="_blank" href="http://sweetlabs.com/">SweetLabs</a>, makers of <a target="_blank" href="http://pokki.com/">Pokki</a>, a mod
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