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  • CEO Dion Weisler says the company is looking to bring expenses in line with a declining market while driving innovation to boost sales.

  • Something happened during the first quarter of this year that didn't get much attention: Google's hardware partners sold more Chromebooks than Apple sold Macs. The findings, which were limited to the U.S. market, were confirmed by research firm IDC to eWEEK and marked the first time Google's notebooks topped Apple Macs in quarterly shipments. The Chromebook's success story is due in part to how well Chrome OS devices have attracted both education and enterprise customers. It also explains why so many companies are building computers running Google's cloud operating system. But now with dozens of Chrome OS devices on the market, it can be difficult to determine which model is best for the individual customer. After all, in addition to Chromebooks, Google's partners sell hybrids, desktops and even minicomputers. In the following slides, we'll highlight 10 of the most interesting Chrome OS devices to help prospective customers cut through the market clutter and find the Chrome OS system that best fits their needs.

  • Microsoft is breathing new life into Kinect by enabling support for the motion-sensing peripheral in upcoming Universal Windows Platform apps.

  • Intel is the only company will all the hardware and software assets needed for the new cloud- and IoT-centric world, the ex-Qualcomm official says.

  • HP Tech Ventures is looking for early stage companies that are working in a broad range of technology areas, including AI and robotics.

  • The market research firm found that in the first quarter 101 million PCs—which includes tablets—were shipped, a number not seen since Q2 2011.

  • Despite surprisingly disappointing results for the first quarter, when Macintosh unit sales slipped 12 percent and revenue fell 9 percent year-over-year, Apple argues that its Mac business is still strong and people are increasingly choosing its computers over competing Windows-based PCs. Apple's view is borne out by recent research.  According to research firm IDC, Apple's PC market share in the first quarter rose to 7.4 percent worldwide, up from 6.7 percent last year. The research firm added that despite declining shipments, Apple was able to "outperform" its competitors. So, what has attracted so many PC users to Macs? It could be Apple's strong brand or the company's knack for delivering nice designs. It might also be the breadth of options it offers. Whatever the case, both the enterprise and consumer buyers see value in Apple's Macs. So this slide show will take a look at Apple's Mac line and suggest what prospective buyers should consider before they decide which Mac model to select.

  • HP on May 3 unveiled a new line of computers designed for both the enterprise and consumer markets. Chief among those announcements was the HP Pavilion x360, an affordably priced—and highly portable—two-in-one hybrid. The announcement wasn't a surprising one. HP has promised to improve and extend its computer line, and if the latest market data from research firm IDC can be relied on, two-in-one hybrids, which can be used either as a notebook or a tablet, are one of the few PC types that are selling impressively well right now. HP is simply trying to catch that wave. But by doing so, it's also offering an attractive computer featuring a thin design, outstanding battery life and enough accessory ports for users to transfer data, add external displays and be more productive. Best of all, the HP Pavilion x360 comes in three screen sizes to appeal to different sets of customers. This slide show takes a closer look at the Pavilion x360 and why HP believes it could the most popular model in its latest mobile computer product line. Read on to learn more.

  • HP's new x360 portables come in three screen sizes each, while its latest all-in-one desktop model gets a micro-edge display option.

     

  • Company officials say the 14nm graphics technology that features a FinFET design will help drive AMD further into such areas as gaming and virtual reality.

  • In yet another move to attract enterprise customers to its Chrome OS platform, Google on April 28 announced that it has partnered with HP on the Chromebook 13. The HP Chromebook 13, like many of the recent Chrome OS-based devices, is specifically designed with corporate customers in mind. The device comes with a durable, all-metal finish, high-end processing power courtesy of Intel and support for accessories that HP says will provide "pumped-up productivity." The Chromebook 13 is also affordable, and since it's designed for enterprise customers, it comes with the tools and security features IT professionals expect to get for their money. Of course, Chrome OS is no threat to Windows in the enterprise just yet, but the Chromebook 13 is an attractive device that could coax more enterprise IT professionals into taking a closer look at Google's cloud OS. This slide show examines the Chromebook 13 and discusses why companies seeking alternatives to traditional Windows-based notebooks should check out HP's latest Chrome OS notebook model.

  • In an unusual move by a candidate so far behind in the delegate count, Cruz taps Fiorina in hopes of making it to a contested GOP convention.

  • A week after the chip maker announced 12,000 job cuts, CEO Brian Krzanich cited Intel's opportunities and the continued strength of Moore's Law.

  • At an event last week, CEO Brian Krzanich said there has been pushback from some employees to Intel's program for hiring more women and minorities.

  • Apple Mac users can multitask between native Mac OS apps and Windows or Linux workstation applications through HP RGS.

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