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Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Hands On, Display & Performance Preview

Earlier today Microsoft announced its 3rd generation Surface Pro device, aptly named the Surface Pro 3. This is the first Surface model to deviate …

Ultra-light and versatile.

Meet the new Surface Pro<p>Ultra-light and versatile, now available with LTE Advanced3<p>Starting at<p>or 1<p>User rating: /<p>Meet the new Surface Pro<p>Ultra-light …

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The Surface Pro 3 From Microsoft May Be Exactly What You Need For Your Next Business Trip

One thing that everyone can agree on is that when it comes to technology these days, it’s all about being the most mobile. There is always a need to …

Acer now eying wearable tech too

The company is just the latest looking at the burgeoning market, according to Pocket-Lint.<p>Acer is looking at wearable technology as its next big opportunity, a high-level executive told tech Web site Pocket-Lint.<p>The wearable technology market could be worth billions of dollars to the industry, ST …

Wearable Tech

Touch: Where Microsoft Went Wrong

Microsoft had a pretty bad week. The software giant announced disastrous earnings, which prompted its stock to tank more than 11 percent the next day. One reason for the bad quarter was the $900 million charge it took against “Surface RT” inventory adjustments, but even without this writedown, its …

HP launches Android-based SlateBook 'PC'

HP's Android 'PC' has arrived. It packs Nvidia's latest Tegra 4 processor and can be used as either a tablet or a laptop.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This story was originally published on July 30, 2013 1:39 PM PDT. It has been updated to include confirmation from HP.<p>The SlateBook x2, Hewlett-Packard's foray …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft’s Surface Tablets ‘Officially a Flop’

Lots more bad news for Microsoft and their Surface tablets this week. Microsoft’s most recent financial results filing (for their fiscal year that ended June 30 of this year) show a total of $853 million in revenue from Surface sales – which some are saying is less than they’ve spent on marketing …

Windows 8.1 to be made available in October

Microsoft is currently testing near-final versions of Windows 8.1, but the company won't release the final update publicly until October. According to sources familiar with Microsoft's plans, the software maker will finalize, or Release to Manufacturing (RTM), Windows 8.1, but the update will not …

Surface Docking Station planned for upcoming Surface Pro 2

Microsoft is currently readying the release of its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets, but the company is also building a number of accessories to match the devices when they debut later this year. Paul Thurrott and <i>Neowin</i> claim that the company is now preparing a Surface Pro docking station. …

Surface RT recovery image released to fix Windows RT 8.1 update issues

Microsoft is releasing a Surface RT recovery image today to address some Windows RT 8.1 update issues. The software maker removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store over the weekend after reports of Surface RT devices failing to boot following its installation. Microsoft hasn’t …

Microsoft Surface 2 review: a second chance for Windows RT?

We get the sense Microsoft wants to distance itself from the original Surface RT. After taking a $900 million hit on unsold inventory, the company held a press event where it saved the Surface 2 for last and billed it as a major redesign. "Surface 2 is not subtle, but a revamp," Panos Panay, …

Surface Pro 2 teardown reveals an especially tricky repair

iFixit wasn't a fan of the original Surface Pro's poor serviceability, and its opinion isn't changing much with the Surface Pro 2. The fix-it-yourself shop has rated Microsoft's newest tablet a 1 out of 10 for repairability after finding that many of the previous model's challenges still exist. The …

Microsoft's Surface dock on sale in limited quantities

If you want a docking station for the Surface tablet, you'd better hurry. The accessory is available in the US in limited quantities and won't be more broadly available until early 2014.<p>When it launched its second-generation Surface tablets and new peripherals, Microsoft told users not to expect …

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We will buy 285 million tablets next year, and almost 400 million in 2017

Mobile keyboards: Know when to fold 'em

Folding Bluetooth keyboards can help restore speedy text input to your mobile device on the go, but be prepared for mushy keys and other compromises.<p>While software keyboards continue to improve and speech recognition becomes a more viable option where it does not create social stigma, text input …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Microsoft pulls Surface Pro 2 update after reports of battery and installation problems

We hope you weren't quick to leap on the Surface Pro 2 update that popped up last week; if you were, you may be regretting it for a while. The company has pulled the upgrade following reports of both failed installations and battery problems, including a reduced capacity and incomplete charges. A …

HP Split x2 Windows 8 hybrid now available on Best Buy for $750

Perhaps the "x2" in Split x2's name indicates that HP worked double-time to bring the device to market before its August release date. A follow up to the Envy x2, the device is a 13-inch Windows 8 hybrid with a 1,366 x 768 detachable screen that houses a 128GB SSD. The other specs are identical to …

A film critic struggles with her aversion to horror movies

In <i>The Washington Post</i>, film critic Stephanie Merry takes on her biggest professional problem: she can't stand horror movies. As films like <i>Insidious</i> and <i>The Conjuring</i> win at the box office, Meyer is left to wonder why the films repel her so powerfully and appeal so much to others. “The going theory …

Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Canelo Alvarez: round-by-round recap

LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. outclassed the younger Saul “Canelo” Alvarez by majority decision Saturday night, out-jabbing, out-working and out-moving the Mexican star.<p>Judge C.J. Ross questionably scored the bout 114-114, but judge Dave Moretti had it 116-112 for Mayweather Jr. and Canadian …

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Best Buy will trade you a free iPhone 5 for your old smartphone

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Credit: Palm<p>Don’t know what to do with your old Palm Pre? If you were thinking about getting an iPhone(s aapl) you can bring …

PayPal unveils Beacon: a USB stick that powers hands-free checkout (video)

PayPal's offered its Here service since last year to simplify buying items in brick-and-mortar shops, and today they've just unveiled their latest crack at in-person shopping: a USB stick dubbed Beacon. Business owners running a compatible Point of Sale system (Booker, Erply, Leaf, Leapset, Micros, …

Samsung beats out Apple for mobile internet usage

<b>Samsung has once again pulled in front of Apple for global internet usage, with its devices accounting for 25.7 per cent of all mobile internet use</b> …

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How to spot if people are lying in texts

A Brigham Young University study offers hope to all those who fear someone is texting them fibs. Lying texters take longer to reply and write shorter texts.<p>"Had a few drinks, went straight home."<p>"Working late."<p>"Let's elope."<p>If you get any of these texts -- and if they're a little longer in coming …

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20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …