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Week in pictures: PCs around the world

roundup Hunting for a new Linux-based home PC. Also: Low-cost PCs, Google, Yahoo, bird flu, deer's-eye view and Windows Live, too.

CNET News staff
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Hunting for a new Linux-based home PC. Also: Low-cost PCs, Google, Yahoo, bird flu, deer's-eye view and Windows Live, too.

Looking for a Linux PC
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Looking for a Linux PC

Installing Linux on a home PC is easy enough. It's buying a Linux-based box that's the trickier part.
November 2, 2005

Low-cost PCs
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Low-cost PCs around the world

Companies from AMD to India's PicoPeta Simputers are offering computers meant for rock-bottom budgets.
November 3, 2005

Live and kicking
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Windows Live and kicking

Microsoft shows off its forthcoming Web-based consumer tools.
November 3, 2005


Yahoo Maps Beta
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Yahoo Maps--a new world

Yahoo overhauls its mapping service with new features and also makes it easier for developers to use.
November 3, 2005

Google Sidebar
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Google's Sidebar

Sidebar is a floating tool palette that offers personalized news and other information based on a person's habits.
November 4, 2005

Battling the avian flu
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Battling the bird flu

From China to France to Romania, researchers are working to prevent the avian influenza from spreading.
November 2, 2005

As the seasons change
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Spying the seasons from space

NASA releases a collection of striking images showing how the Earth changes throughout the seasons.
November 2, 2005

Kevin Mitnick
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Mitnick on the job

Reformed hacker Kevin Mitnick takes stock of today's hackers and the current state of software security.
November 4, 2005

Ford's mobile office
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Mobile office 'built Ford tough'

A new option for Ford's Super Duty F-250 trucks is a touch-screen computer with a printer and wireless broadband.
November 1, 2005

View of a deer
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A deer's-eye view

Researchers have mounted wireless video cameras on white-tailed deer to get a better idea of how the animals see their world.
November 1, 2005

BlackBerry 8700c
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Intel inside RIM's BlackBerry

Research In Motion introduces the BlackBerry 8700c, the first RIM device to be produced in partnership with Intel.
November 1, 2005

Honda's FCX
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Hydrogen hits the road

Honda's FCX, a car powered by a hydrogen fuel cells, takes to the road in a grandiose experiment.
November 2, 2005

Smart-drive technology
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Dongles and other smart-drive devices

Smart-drive technology, which uses flash-memory chips to store information, is finding its way into many consumer products.
November 2, 2005

Nokia N92
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Nokia's phones twist, slide and shoot

Nokia newest smart phones are trying to be all-media devices, by offering TV, music, video, camera, radio and Internet.
November 3, 2005

Digital pen
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Digital pens at work

A number of public-sector organizations in the U.K. have been experimenting with digital pen-and-paper technology.
November 3, 2005

High-tech gourd
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A pumpkin PC

Not satisfied with a candle-powered jack-o-lantern? Neither were some tech folks at the University of Arkansas.
October 31, 2005