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Microsoft Surface Windows RT confirmed with NVIDIA’s Tegra processor

Microsoft Surface Windows RT confirmed with NVIDIA’s Tegra processor

While Microsoft announced two new Surface PC tablets today at their event in LA, one thing they didn't make clear was the processor under the hood powering one of their new slates. The Windows 8 Pro model will be significantly thicker and run an Intel Ivy Bridge 22nm processor but the thin 9.3mm device we got hands-on with will be powered by an ARM chipset. NVIDIA has just confirmed it will be running their Tegra chipset.

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Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro revealed

Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro revealed

This week it appears that Microsoft is bringing on more than one new tablet to their own hardware lineup with not just the Microsoft Surface for Windows RT, but a Surface for Windows 8 Pro as well. This next-generation device is made for professionals, so Microsoft's Michael Anguilo says, and is less than 2 pounds, less than 14mm thick, and comes with a high-resolution ClearType display.

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Microsoft’s Surface Heading Into the Home as a Cheap Entertainment Product in 3 Years

Microsoft’s Surface Heading Into the Home as a Cheap Entertainment Product in 3 Years

Over the last couple of weeks, Microsoft's Surface has been shown off just as much as what researchers were really trying to show off, like virtual joysticks or commanding robots remotely. That's because Surface is a very cool idea, and a lot of fun to actually use. The unfortunate part comes in the fact that it's not everywhere, and not a lot of people have ever been able to get their fingers on it. And right now, it doesn't look like that's going to change. But, Microsoft does have plans to change it in the future.

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Microsoft Surface SP1 released; promise of Windows 7 & WM7 integration

Microsoft Surface SP1 released; promise of Windows 7 & WM7 integration

Microsoft have released Service Pack 1 for users of their Surface multitouch table, and while that may not affect many readers of SlashGear it comes with some news that likely will.  The Surface team have been tasked with developing a set of standardized gestures and motion controls, that will be used not only on their own multitouch computer but in Windows 7 and Windows Mobile 7; that means better integration between Surface, gestures, multitouch and touch across all of Microsoft's platforms.

Video demo of the new features after the cut

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DIY Multitouch table project offers low-cost alternative to Microsoft Surface

DIY Multitouch table project offers low-cost alternative to Microsoft Surface

Eyebeam are looking to bring DIY multitouch to the masses with their open-source Cubit project.  Promising a touchscreen table in the style of Microsoft's Surface, only with a far smaller $500-1,000 build cost, Eyebeam have made the hardware schematics and software source code available for anyone to download.  They also sell a kit that includes the table, frosted surface and most of the electronics, with builders only needing to supply the computer, a simple projector and a webcam.

 

Check out the video of the Eyebeam Cubit in action after the cut

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Microsoft Build 2014 is here: What to expect

Microsoft Build 2014 is here: What to expect

Microsoft's Build 2014 opens tomorrow, April 2nd, a chance for new CEO Satya Nadella to not only convince developers and the industry that his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy makes sense, but that Microsoft has the skills to deliver on it. After impressing with the Office for iPad launch, Nadella has a far bigger audience to preach The Windows Way to at Build, though there are plenty of balls in the air that he still needs to keep moving.

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