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Surface Pro 3 pricing detailed

Surface Pro 3 pricing detailed

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 kicks off at $799, the company has confirmed, with preorders kicking off tomorrow. The entry level model has a Core i3 processor, 64GB of storage, and 4GB of memory; however, there'll also be Core i5 and Core i7 versions. You can find full pricing - as well as for the new accessories - after the cut.

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Surface Pro 3 Type Cover, 150-deg hinge and 4K Dock detailed

Surface Pro 3 Type Cover, 150-deg hinge and 4K Dock detailed

Microsoft is talking up the new friction hinge of its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and how it works with the new Type Cover that has been redesigned for better lap use and more. The Surface Pro 3 can now be adjusted to lie nearly flat, at up to 150-degrees back, which Microsoft's Panos Panay describes as a very "intentful" angle for art and such. There's also a new docking station for the Windows tablet.

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Surface Pro 3 demoes Photoshop optimized for touch

Surface Pro 3 demoes Photoshop optimized for touch

Michael Gough, Vice President of Experience Design at Adobe took the stage this week at the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 event. There he showed off a new version of Photoshop for Windows 8. This version of Photoshop for Windows 8 was optimized for touch - and made ready for working with the Surface Pro 3 right out of the box.

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Windows 8 banned from China government PCs

Windows 8 banned from China government PCs

China has banned the use of Windows 8 on new government computers, citing concerns around support ending for Windows XP and the ongoing project to build its own OS as justification for the block. Although Windows XP is thirteen years old, it's still the dominant platform on Chinese PCs; however, the Central Government Procurement Center is seemingly concerned about buying into Windows 8 and Microsoft then ending support for that down the line.

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Hitman 2014 tipped for reveal in May, demo at E3

Hitman 2014 tipped for reveal in May, demo at E3

Earlier this year it was suggested by IO Interactive that they’d be delivering a new Hitman game - likely within the year. This is a new "AAA Hitman game for PC and next-gen consoles," not the game "Hitman GO" released for mobile devices. It’s been tipped by an anonymous "insider" that this new game will be revealed - at least in part - by the end of May.

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Touch interface for Office possibly leaked

Touch interface for Office possibly leaked

Office, Microsoft’s powerhouse enterprise solution, is likely getting a touch interface soon. Microsoft Research recently released (then retracted) documents showing a new interface for all Office utilities. It’s not clear just when we’ll see this on our various Windows powered devices, but it’s another step in Microsoft’s aim to provide a single experience across all devices.

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Ubisoft teams with Internet Explorer for Assassin’s Creed race

Ubisoft teams with Internet Explorer for Assassin’s Creed race

Supposing you’re all about sailing a pirate ship in your internet browser without having to buy Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, today might be your day. The folks at Ubisoft have teamed with the folks responsible for keeping Internet Explorer popular have released a game called Assassin’s Creed Pirates Race, a free endeavor for the average buccaneer.

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Kinect Sports Rivals flops, Rare lays off workers

Kinect Sports Rivals flops, Rare lays off workers

If you have a game that’s so extremely important to the future of your developer group that it’ll make or break said group, you might be Rare. This week it’s being suggested that in light of the less-than-stellar sales of Kinect Sports Rivals, its developers are having to change their game plan.

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Xbox One external drive support tipped

Xbox One external drive support tipped

This week there would appear to be more than one Xbox One update incoming. While we’re seeing an External Drive Ready marker on a "leaked" homescreen this morning, there’s word that it won’t be coming immediately, if at all. The Xbox One software update coming this month, instead, has a number of audio upgrades and options.

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