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Microsoft’s Surface Still Works After A 30-Inch Drop Microsoft’s Surface Still Works After A 30-Inch Drop

The Surface YouTube channel has finally started showing signs of activity recently as Microsoft drums up the hype for its entry into the tablet market. The base $499 device has already sold out, but Microsoft still has plenty of hype …

Windows 8 Still Baffling to Non-Geeks Windows 8 Still Baffling to Non-Geeks
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Way back in March of this year, when the Windows 8 consumer preview was released, Chris Pirillo, aka LockerGnome, had his father sit down with the new Windows. What followed was an instructive four minutes in which the man struggled …

Microsoft Details The Surface Design Process Microsoft Details The Surface Design Process

By all accounts, Microsoft’s new Surface tablet is doing incredibly well. The $499 model has already sold out, and the others are probably not far behind. Let’s look beyond the hype though. Let’s check out how Microsoft went about actually …

Microsoft’s Surface Lives A Secret Double Life As A Skateboard Microsoft’s Surface Lives A Secret Double Life As A Skateboard

Microsoft’s Surface, which just sold out this morning, is being billed as an incredibly sturdy device. The outer shell of the device is made with VaporMg, a material that’s meant to feel like a luxury watch while being incredibly thin …

Microsoft’s 32GB Surface Sells Out In Less Than A Day Microsoft’s 32GB Surface Sells Out In Less Than A Day

Microsoft finally revealed the price of the Surface yesterday. Folks can pick up the basic 32GB model without a touch cover for $499.00. I personally thought it was too expensive, but it seems that everybody else did not. If you …

Microsoft Surface Price Leaked: $499 For Basic Model Microsoft Surface Price Leaked: $499 For Basic Model
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We got our first look at the ad campaign for the Microsoft Surface this morning. It was a fine ad, but it still didn’t answer the most pressing question that’s been around since the Surface was first announced – the …

Xbox Music Launches Today, Here Are The Basic Features Xbox Music Launches Today, Here Are The Basic Features
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As previously reported, Xbox Music is available as of October 16. Many consumers want to know more about the offering, and kinds of features it has. For one, every Windows 8 and windows RT tablet and PC will allow users …

Microsoft’s Surface Is Defined By Synchronized Dance Routines Microsoft’s Surface Is Defined By Synchronized Dance Routines

Much of Microsoft’s tablet is still a mystery. We still don’t have a price even though the tablet is set to debut in just a few weeks on October 26. At least Microsoft was nice enough to reveal the first …

Windows 8 Viewed Negatively by Suppliers, Says Analyst Windows 8 Viewed Negatively by Suppliers, Says Analyst
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Though today’s commercial shows a fun and highly usable experience, much criticism has been hurled toward Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 8. As a tablet interface, the OS does look very well-designed. Add a mouse and keyboard, however, and the …

What Does Windows 8 Have To Do With Piñatas? What Does Windows 8 Have To Do With Piñatas?

If you recall, a leak from last week showed the world the first Windows 8 commercials, or so we thought. Turns out that those ads are not going to be the first as Microsoft has finally unveiled the real first …

Microsoft Windows 8 Pre-Orders Now Available Microsoft Windows 8 Pre-Orders Now Available

Microsoft today announced that DVD copies of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade are now available for pre-order at select retailers. The operating system upgrade will cost customers $70, and customers running Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, and Windows …

Microsoft Is Betting $1.5 Billion That You’ll Love Windows 8 Microsoft Is Betting $1.5 Billion That You’ll Love Windows 8

Microsoft has already made it known that they have extremely high hopes for Windows 8. The company has compared the launch of its newest operating system to the launch of Windows 95. It’s going to change everything, or so they …

Xbox on Windows 8 Won’t Sell ‘Mature’ Titles Xbox on Windows 8 Won’t Sell ‘Mature’ Titles
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[UPDATE] As pointed out in the comments, the wording of the requirements implies that MATURE titles will be allowed in the store, though PEGI 18+ titles will not. [ORIGINAL] Microsoft has gotten tons of criticism for Windows 8. Much of …

Microsoft Has Some Pretty Lofty Expectations For Windows 8 Microsoft Has Some Pretty Lofty Expectations For Windows 8
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Windows 8 will be launching later this month to much fanfare from Microsoft. They obviously hope the operating system does well, but what are their expectations? How many apps does Microsoft expect to have in the Windows Store by early …

Leaked Windows 8 Ads Focus On Tablets And Apps Leaked Windows 8 Ads Focus On Tablets And Apps

The countdown to Windows 8 continues as the Microsoft faithful wait for the release of the new operating system on October 26. Microsoft has been playing it rather low key in the few weeks leading up to launch, but there …

Microsoft Updating Built-In Apps Ahead Of Windows 8 Release Microsoft Updating Built-In Apps Ahead Of Windows 8 Release
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After years of waiting, Windows 8 will finally launch later this month on October 26. Microsoft is going to party like its 1995, and show the world that Windows 8 is the company’s most substantial release since Windows 95. To …

This Internet Explorer 9 Commercial Might Be Too Honest This Internet Explorer 9 Commercial Might Be Too Honest
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Microsoft has made some decent commercials for its Internet Explorer 9 browser. The latest was an artsy tour-de-force that featured rave reviews from multiple publications praising the browser’s ease of use and beautiful simplicity. What if all that praise was …

Microsoft Hosting Launch Party For Windows 8, Surface On October 25 Microsoft Hosting Launch Party For Windows 8, Surface On October 25
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For something that’s launching in less than a month, we still know next to nothing about Microsoft’s Surface tablet. We know that it will come in two flavors with the Windows RT ARM-processor based tablet launching alongside Windows 8, and …

Bing Maps SDK Now Available For Windows Store Apps Bing Maps SDK Now Available For Windows Store Apps

Let’s say your building a Windows Store app. You want to be on Windows 8 as soon as it launches later this month. Your app features a lot of map interactivity, or it just pulls info from one of the …

Microsoft Co-Founder Loves Windows 8, But Expresses Some Concern Microsoft Co-Founder Loves Windows 8, But Expresses Some Concern

We’re less than a month from launch, and Windows 8 is still having a rough time. The new OS has been the subject of a survey that found more people preferring its predecessor, while Intel’s CEO said it wasn’t ready. …

Minecraft Dev Tells Microsoft to Stop “Trying to Ruin the PC” Minecraft Dev Tells Microsoft to Stop “Trying to Ruin the PC”
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Putting aside all the criticism Microsoft has been getting on its upcoming Windows 8 operating system regarding its new user interface (and also it not yet being ready for a release), a lot of the harsher criticism the company has …