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personal computer (PC)

a small COMPUTER used as a desktop data processing facility in business and for personal use. In the office, PCs and desk-top workstations are often linked together in LOCAL AREA NETWORKS enabling them to share data and peripherals such as printers, fax machines, scanners etc. For many tasks the PC has replaced the large mainframe computer (see DOWNSIZING). See INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.
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"The growth will be further augmented by the launch of new wearable products in the clothing, eyewear [and] earwear categories, among others," said Fouad Rafiq Charakla, senior research manager for personal computing, systems and infrastructure solutions at IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey.
"Stiff competition in the slate tablets arena has forced several vendors to cut their margins in order to remain competitive, keeping prices very attractive to end users," added Fouad Rafiq Charakla, program manager for personal computing, systems, and infrastructure solutions at IDC.
Me and Tyler are both 23, and we talked about how kids our age grew up alongside the personal computing wave.
"The high volume of devices seen entering this sub-region came as parallel imports through second- and third-tier resellers," said Fouad Rafiq Charakla, research manager for personal computing, systems, and infrastructure solutions at IDC Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
That machine was hailed as a major breakthrough that helped bring personal computing to the masses.
"New products like Chromebooks, and reimagined items like Windows tablets, are now supplementing the revitalization that iPads started in personal computing devices," said analyst Stephen Baker.
The US Patent and Trademark granted the patent called "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition" to the tech giant that envisions a method to access iPhone and other devices based on facial recognition.
Their topics include technology and the individualization of consumption: the development of personal computing, the cultural implications of the consumption of information and communication technologies for development, changing perspectives on the radio spectrum from public good to private gain, and young people as risk in Britain signaling the neoliberal shift from compassion to repression.
HP is a technology company that brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems.
Its products, by bringing personal computing to phones, have sharply increased their capabilities and value.
In a way, it is a platform for Microsoft, which controls a dominant bulk of the market for personal computing, to show the world what the future of technology holds.
Apple reinvented personal computing by introducing a product that was portable, cheap, and most of all, user-friendly.

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