Ali Al Raqbani

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15 of the Best Books for Long Flights That Make the Time Fly By

Call me old fashioned, but I cannot travel without bringing a book along. Sometimes this book is literally old—I brought a vintage edition of <i>The</i> …

Books

This 3D-printed AI construct analyzes by bending light

Machine learning is everywhere these days, but it’s usually more or less invisible: it sits in the background, optimizing audio or picking out faces in images. But this new system is not only visible, but physical: it performs AI-type analysis not by crunching numbers, but by bending light. It’s …

Deep Learning

Six Books that Will Change the Way You Think

Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink have selected the six Spring Finalist books for the Next Big Idea Club.<p>The votes are in! …

Black Lives Matter

Microsoft teases new Surface unveiling for tomorrow

All signs point towards a cheaper and smaller Surface<p>Microsoft appears to be teasing a new Surface device announcement for tomorrow. “Where will Surface go next?” asks the official Twitter account for Surface, with a cryptic image attached. The image shows the current Surface lineup with a date of …

People really want Microsoft to launch a Surface Phone

There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of a Surface Phone (or Project Andromeda), but so far rumors have amounted to very little. …

Microsoft's folding Surface, code-named Andromeda, may be in jeopardy

We've heard whispers about a secret Microsoft project called Andromeda -- a handheld foldable Surface-branded device that blurred the lines between phone, tablet and PC. Although previous rumors claimed that Andromeda was coming out this year, reports are now saying the Andromeda project has been …

Microsoft showcases Surface Book in another American TV Show

Microsoft has never been shy of showing off its hardware in movies and TV Shows. The company has a long history of product placements including NFL, …

Microsoft knocks $360 off a Surface Pro and Platinum Type Cover bundle

A few weeks ago, Microsoft published a store listing for a refurbished Core i5 variant of the Surface Pro, discounted by $170. Now however, there's a …

New Microsoft Surface Phone evidence brings us closer to a 2-in-1 smartphone reality

Microsoft Surface Phone rumors have been dormant, except for a slow drop of leaks every once in a blue moon, but today we’re getting a better idea of …

5 reasons to buy Surface Pro and 2 reasons to pass

Making an argument for and against the Surface Pro.Microsoft's 2-in-1, the Surface Pro, has been refined through five generations into what we now …

Microsoft’s Surface USB-C dongle launches on June 29th for $79.99

Available on Friday for businesses<p>Microsoft’s Surface USB-C dongle will be available to business customers later this week. A Microsoft spokesperson tells <i>The Verge</i> that it’s pricing the dongle at $79.99 for commercial users, and it will be available through typical business purchasing channels on …

New Surface Studio Leak Highlights Microsoft's Exciting Future

With the launch of the Surface Studio, Microsoft’s all-in-one desk-bound masterpiece made a huge play to the design community. It might have been pricey, but the tight integration of the Windows 10 Creators Update with practical peripherals such as the Surface Dial and Surface Pen could be seen as …

New Surface Laptop with a Core i5, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD has the same price as 4GB

Last month, we reported that a new model of the Surface Pro was available. It comes with a Core i5, 8GB RAM, and 128GB of storage, for the same price …

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 Is Priced as Low as $599, Thanks to the Latest Discount

It is the weekend and what better way to enjoy it than to experience a discounted Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 model. The base model used to cost $799 …

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 – Rumors, Specs, Features, Pricing, Release Date and Other Details We Know So Far

News about the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 was just recently shared, revealing that the tech giant has something in store for the masses that could …

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet vs. Microsoft Surface Pro: 2-in-1 showdown

These two laptops have a lot in common, and there's really no clear winner. But there are some key differentiators.Lenovo's refreshed ThinkPad X1 …

New Microsoft Leaks Profile Exciting Future Of Surface

Microsoft continues to push ahead with innovative hardware and advances under its Surface brand. Three models are expected over the next twelve months, each taking on different sectors of the market.<p>The first to arrive is expected be the Surface ‘Libra’. This has been discussed previously on …

More Surface Devices Are Reportedly Coming, and They’ve Got Cool Codenames

An update to Microsoft’s well-received line of Surface devices is no doubt already in the works, but news from Thurrott’s Brad Sams suggests we may …

A cheap Surface computer could help Microsoft win back the education market from Google

Microsoft’s Surface computers are the pinnacle of the PC world, but with the cheapest Surface Pro starting at $800 (sans keyboard or pencil, I should add), they really are bloody expensive.<p>That might soon change, as rumors suggest Redmond is working on a cheaper Surface laptop, which will allow it …

New leaks reveal the future of Xbox and Surface

During Microsoft’s massive Xbox showcase at E3 2018, gaming chief Phil Spencer said that the company is “deep into architecturing the next Xbox consoles.” Now we might know when to expect a new generation of Xbox hardware, as well as what’s coming next for the Surface PC lineup.The next Xbox …

These handy straps are perfect for using a Surface Pro at work

Having your Surface Pro in a strap could make it easier to use for work. Microsoft has done a solid job at making its Surface line of tablet PCs easy …

Surface Pro

A 3D-printed house you can actually live in should be ready by 2019

In The Netherlands, a company called Van Wijnen is working with the city of Eindhoven to build the world's first community of 3D-printed houses. The planned community will have five houses, all printed with concrete. Each subsequent house will build on the ones that came before; the first house …

My Surface Book 2 is sleek, fast, innovative — and I hate it

In addition to reporting about technology as dispassionately as we can, we technology writers are also technology consumers who spend our own …

88 books to enjoy this summer: the TED reading list

<i>Maya Sariahmed</i><p>Whether your weeks ahead contain travel, vacations or just longer and lazier days than usual, our list of recommendations from TED …

Books

Surface Phone comes to life in new design concept

There seems to be some momentum building around a foldable Windows 10 device running on an ARM processor, from other PC OEMs and also possible from …

Scientists Just 3D Printed a Human Cornea Using Stem Cells

These 3d printed artificial corneas could help millions restore their vision.<p>Researchers have created the most advanced artificial cornea ever using 3D printing and human stem cells. The technology, if successfully developed, could help millions of people around the world see a clearer future.<p>The …

This self-driving 3D-printed boat could help ease traffic in cities with waterways

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Lab in the Department of Urban Studies …

Researchers create the first 3D-printed corneas

Researchers at Newcastle University have been able to 3D-print a biocompatible corneal framework using a new gel formulations that “keeps the stem cells alive whilst producing a material which is stiff enough to hold its shape but soft enough to be squeezed out the nozzle of a 3D printer.”<p>There is …

Here are 185 books Bill Gates has read and thinks you should too

Like many prolific business leaders, Bill Gates is a great reader. Gates reads about 50 books per year which means he is going through one per week. …

Books

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books