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Google set for tablet battle with Amazon: report

A modified version of Google's Android OS powers Amazon's popular Kindle Fire tablet, but being able to take some credit for the Fire's OS apparently isn't enough for the search giant.

Google reportedly believes that it needs a tablet of its own and it could start a fierce battle with Amazon as early as May when it releases an inexpensive 7-inch tablet to take on the Kindle Fire.

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2011 was a bad year for the PC

Q4, which includes the holiday shopping season, was good to many industries last year - but the PC industry wasn't one of them.

According to IDC, some of the biggest PC manufacturers, including HP, Dell and Acer, recorded declines in sales.

Performance was so bad that IDC described 2011 as "the second-worst year in history" for PCs, as total sales declined 5% from 2010.

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CES promises plenty of tablet action

The International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES as it's widely referred to as, begins tomorrow.

While it may be losing its "clout", it's still one of the biggest venues for companies to launch their new products at - and CES 2012 will be no different.

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Lack of demand for Acer's Android netbook: a sign of things to come for Chrome OS?

There was a considerable amount of excitement when Google announced Chrome OS. Many felt that it was a significant development that would not only have an impact on Google's future, but on Microsoft's future.

But the fate of one Android-based netbook may be a sign of things to come for Google's OS efforts.

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What does rising netbook popularity mean for web designers?

Netbooks are on the rise. The bare-bones laptops, which typically cost under $500 and are designed for web surfing and email, are increasingly the focus of major PC makers looking for growth.

And for good reason.

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