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.
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.
Microsoft has revealed the Surface Pro 3, and the new Windows tablet's main rival is clear: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air. The OS X ultraportable was brought up on-stage during Panos Panay's presentation announcing the Surface Pro 3, and promptly slapped on a scale to show how the two hold up in terms of what you'll feel in your bag.
Today the Surface Pro 3 was introduced officially. This device is an extremely thin tablet with the ability to work with Windows 8 with processing power for everyday tasks along with battery life long enough to last a day. This device works with a 12-inch display (diagonally) with a body that's thinner than its predecessors.
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.
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.
Respawn Entertainment have come forward with a companion app for Titanfall. This app acts as an information guide for those wishing to research weapons, game modes, levels (for the game’s Multiplayer Campaign), as well as expanded universe. You'll also be able to work with in-game guidance with a live map, if you do so desire.
It’s become quite obvious that Ubisoft is not planning on releasing sequels to their games any time soon with the announcement of Far Cry 4. Understanding that Watch Dogs will have a sequel if it does well enough and finding that Assassin’s Creed has its own floor dedicated to only itself in Montreal, the franchise business is in full swing. Now we’re seeing the fourth entry into the main Far Cry series environment.
Insteon is getting shelf-space in Microsoft stores, with new boxed sets for starter smart home fans along with boosted apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8. Three kits will be offered, for a head-start on automating the home or office, as well as individual components like wireless LED bulbs and WiFi security cameras.