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Surface smartwatch tipped to clad tweaked-Windows in transparent metal

Surface smartwatch tipped to clad tweaked-Windows in transparent metal

Microsoft's Surface team has taken on development of the company's upcoming smartwatch, it's reported, with the wrist-worn gadget supposedly running a modified version of Windows 8. The Surface smartwatch is being built on an original design by the Xbox team, The Verge's sources claim, which had been tinkering with a "Joule" heart-rate monitor prototype for the Xbox 360.

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Microsoft Surface RT discount official

Microsoft Surface RT discount official

We heard a few days ago that retailers were beginning to discount Microsoft's Surface RT tablet, but it wasn't clear if this was a retailer-focused sale, or if Microsoft was beginning to discount its lower-end tablet line altogether. However, Microsoft officially lowered the price of the Surface RT to a mere $349 in Microsoft Stores.

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Microsoft’s 256GB Surface Pro shows up in the US

Microsoft’s 256GB Surface Pro shows up in the US

First revealed late last month in Japan, the 256GB version of Microsoft's Surface Pro appears to be going on sale in the US, although we haven't heard any word from Microsoft on the matter. A 256GB variant has showed up on CDW's website, which is one of Microsoft's authorized retailers, so we at least know it's legitimate from what we can see.

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Outlook for Windows RT incoming with 8.1; new Surface update detailed

Outlook for Windows RT incoming with 8.1; new Surface update detailed

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows RT tablets will get a full copy of Outlook 2013 RT as of the Windows 8.1 update, helping open a few more enterprise doors for slates like Surface. The app, not currently available for "Windows-on-ARM", has been a frequently requested one, Microsoft conceded, and the company hopes will help shift Windows RT out of the grey area between business and personal use.

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Microsoft’s 256GB Surface Pro shows up in Japan

Microsoft’s 256GB Surface Pro shows up in Japan

A new 256GB version of Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet has been revealed, with the larger-capacity Windows 8 slate showing up in Japan. The new variant - which has not yet been added to Microsoft's US listing for the 10.6-inch tablet - is otherwise identical to the 128GB Surface Pro we reviewed back in February, and will go on sale in Japan alongside the smaller-storage model next month.

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Microsoft Surface to be used on NFL sidelines

Microsoft Surface to be used on NFL sidelines

Yesterday when Microsoft announced the Xbox One, they also announced a partnership with the NFL that would see an immersive NFL experience come to the new console, as well as some Microsoft technology coming to sidelines next season. However, during the keynote, the company didn't specify what exactly would be coming to sidelines, but now we that Surface tablets will hitting the NFL in a big way.

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Microsoft reportedly planning 7-inch line of Surface tablets

Microsoft reportedly planning 7-inch line of Surface tablets

Sources have tipped off The Wall Street Journal about a new line of Surface tablets being produced by Microsoft, these ones measuring in at 7-inches and being slated for production some time towards the end of 2013. Expounding on this was one source who said the 7-inch line of Surface devices is a somewhat knee-jerk reaction by Microsoft, whose plans didn't include them last year, to the popularity of competing 7-inch slates.

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Surface sales appear to fall short with first 1.5 million unit prediction

Surface sales appear to fall short with first 1.5 million unit prediction

It's not that the Microsoft Surface tablet isn't selling as well as the Windows 8 company predicted, but according to three anonymous sources speaking up this week, they certainly aren't selling all that well. Speaking this week with Bloomberg, these three sources claim to have sales numbers before they're made official to the public. According to them, the company has sold a total of about 1.5 million Surface devices since launch.

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Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Warranties have their place, but there's no shortage of techies who prefer to do their own device repair when something goes awry. Unfortunately, no matter how technically inclined you are, some devices seem built specifically to make the task as difficult as possible. The folks over at iFixit have released their Repairability Guide, which shows Dell's XPS 10 as the easiest to repair, and Microsoft's Surface Pro as the worst of the bunch.

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Microsoft accepting orders for 128GB Surface Pro, will ship in 2 – 3 weeks

Microsoft accepting orders for 128GB Surface Pro, will ship in 2 – 3 weeks

On February 9, we reported that Microsoft's Surface Pro 128GB model had sold out soon after becoming available, with both Staples and Best Buy running out of stock in addition to Microsoft's online store. The company responded shortly after, saying that stores could expect more Surface Pros by Saturday. As of today, buyers can order the tablet and will receive it within the next 2 to 3 weeks.

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Microsoft Surface Pro support ending July 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro support ending July 2017

Get ready to toss out your brand-new Surface Pro by mid-2017 because that's when Microsoft is cutting off support for the tablet. According to Microsoft's Product Lifecycle webpage, the Surface Pro will see its "mainstream support" ending on July 10, 2017 -- just four and a half years from now. Granted most people may move on by then, but what about those who want to keep the tablet longer?

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Microsoft Surface Pro ad will make you want to breakdance

Microsoft Surface Pro ad will make you want to breakdance

Microsoft's series of Surface advertisements have been interesting to say the least, and their latest one is no exception. It's the company's first Surface Pro advertisement to air on television, and while we get to see the tablet being thrown around in a room full of break dancers, we're not quite sure if Microsoft hit the mark on this one.

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