Boosting STEM Education, Facebook Starts Christmas Early With Laptops for Schools

The social giant doles out hardware to Bay Area schools in need of tech help.

Five Tips for Getting Started With Windows 8.1

If you recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 or bought a new Windows PC or tablet, here are a few tips for getting around the new operating system.

Latest Asus Hybrid Blends Power, Stamina for Bargain Price

The Asus Transformer Book T100 doesn’t look that much different from other Windows PC convertibles, but there are several reasons why it stands out.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Apple Freshens Up & Pinterest and Snapchat See Dollar Signs

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

HP SlateBook x2: Two Devices in One, Master of None

The Android-based HP SlateBook x2 hybrid gets some things right, but it’s no laptop-tablet replacement.

Asus Pulling Back on Windows RT, Chairman Says

Jonney Shih says that consumers still wan’t classic Windows apps. Future Windows focus will be on Intel-based machines, Shih said.

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Best Buy Cuts MacBook Pro Price by $200 for Back-to-School Season

It’s only the middle of July, but Best Buy is already kicking off back-to-school season by reducing the price of two of its best-selling MacBook Pro models by $200. The 13.1-inch MacBook Pro with a 500 gigabyte hard drive and 4GB of memory now costs $1,000, while the 13.1-inch model with a 750GB hard drive and 8GB of memory is $1,300. Students who register on Best Buy’s Student Deals site with their “.edu” email address will get an additional $100 in savings. The MacBook promotion starts today, and will end July 27.

Sony’s Vaio Pro 13 Takes on MacBook Air, and Mostly Delivers

The Sony Vaio Pro 13 is a great Ultrabook for Windows users, but overall, the MacBook Air is better.

Apple Shares Held Hostage and Oracle’s Mystery News — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!

Can’t Decide Between Windows or Android? Samsung’s ATIV Q Convertible Does Both.

The company also introduced the ATIV Tab 3 Windows 8 tablet.

A Genius Prank? (Comic)