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Microsoft developing Kinect-like controller that uses sound waves

SoundWave utilizes the existing speakers and microphone built into a PC or notebook to detect gestures.

AMD rumored to be preparing Radeon HD 7970 'GHz Edition'

An official Radeon HD 7970 ‘GHz Edition’ card would allow AMD to once again trump NVIDIA, allowing it to retake the fastest GPU crown.

Best Android-powered tablets

While I firmly believe that the iPad is the best tablet out there, there are some fantastic Android tablets on offer.

No Windows 8 DVD playback will mean increased costs, and consumer confusion

While Apple has a streamlined one-size-fits-all OS X edition that contains everything users needs, Microsoft is once again juggling features in order to make one edition of Windows more superior and desirable than another.

LG to launch Google TV sets in U.S. later this month

Production of the new TVs is set to begin at LG’s Mexico plant on May 17, and the first products will be available for purchase as early as May 21.

iPhone touch panel shipments to fall 15-20 percent in Q2 2012

Sources estimate that the overall shipments of touch panels during the second half of 2012 will equal one-third of the shipments seen during in the first half of the year.

Best earphones for your iPhone and iPad

All the earphones listed are fully compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, and all iPad models.

Why you may never see Windows Phone on the Nook

It’s possible that Microsoft has a vision for a unified ecosystem at some point down the line, but right now, it makes more sense for the company to stick with Android.

Jailbroken iPads can now multitask apps

The Quasar windows manager allows standard iOS apps to be run in separate windows. They can also be moved, resized and manipulated in all the ways that you might play with windows on a Windows or Mac system.

Build your own "Ivy Bridge" desktop PC

An Ivy Bridge PC for under $600, built around Intel’s next-generation processor.

Windows 8: How to touch-enable your existing PC without breaking the bank

It’s easy to touch-enable your existing PC without breaking the bank. Here’s one recommendation, but there is one downside to note.

Building a budget PC for under $360

A budget PC for under $360 built around AMD excellent A8 Llano APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

Is the 17-inch MacBook Pro headed for extinction?

17-inch systems may very well be a throwback from a by-gone era.

Apple sells 645,000 devices a day during Q2

Apple sold an incredible 58.6 million devices every day over the 91 days of the financial quarter.

What Liquidmetal is used for: gallery

Let’s take a look at some of the uses that this fascinating material has been put to.

Build-Your-Own "Ultimate" Adobe Photoshop CS6 PC

Photoshop is a big, heavy application that, when pushed hard, can bring even a high-end system to its knees. For hardcore graphics designers, a dedicated piece of kit is essential.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview vs. Windows 7: Benchmarked

Can Microsoft’s upcoming operating system keep up with — or even beat — Windows 7, or does Microsoft still have work to do?

MacBook Pro 2012 could feature Liquidmetal technology

But there are potential obstacles to constructing a notebook chassis from Liquidmetal, the primary being how the material handles heat.

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