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Agents of Mayhem is basically Saints Row 5 [Trailer 2]

Agents of Mayhem is basically Saints Row 5 [Trailer 2]

One viewing of the gameplay trailer for Agents of Mayhem will make a Saints Row fan understand: this is basically SR with a different title. Volition and Deep Silver are making no effort to disguise the fact that this game exists in the Saints Row universe. They've just called it something else - just so we don't expect any gang-based action.

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Don’t expect Surface Pro 5 anytime soon

Don’t expect Surface Pro 5 anytime soon

With the Surface Pro 4 launching way back in October 2015, there are some who are ready to see a follow up wait a Surface Pro 5. Ahead of Microsoft's education event last week, there were plenty of rumors about such a device, but the event came and went without any official announcements. Instead, Microsoft introduced us to the new Surface Laptop, a premium notebook aimed at college students who usually opt for the more expensive MacBook.

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This is how future Surface tablets and pens should work

This is how future Surface tablets and pens should work

Microsoft's Surface tablets and its Surface Pen appealed to artists and creatives but it was lacking in one aspect that these class of people were used to. It left one hand, the non-pen hand, idle and practically useless. Microsoft addressed that with the Surface Dial, but it was yet another accessory that you could drop, break, or lose. Microsoft Researchers,however, have come up with ways to give that hand something to do, by allowing both pen and finger to be used as the same time, with the finger driving some special UI and actions at the side.

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Surface Laptop: The 5 things you really need to know

Surface Laptop: The 5 things you really need to know

There are a few different things users will need to know before they purchase - or once they've already purchased - the Microsoft Surface Laptop. In this device is Microsoft's newest best hope to take on their biggest competitor's main notebook - the MacBook. At the same time, this device is the headliner for a software suite that's not necessarily going to work all that well for all the people who plan on purchasing the hardware.

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Microsoft has a big Surface surprise in Shanghai

Microsoft has a big Surface surprise in Shanghai

Consumers and geeks who were disappointed by Microsoft's latest product announcements had good reason to be. Windows 10 S is not something end consumers would want to buy and the Surface Laptop is a beautiful but overpriced laptop. Where are the Surface Pros? Where are the Surface Phones? While Microsoft might not exactly have answers to those, especially the latter, it does have something prepared. You'll have to wait later this month and turn your gaze Eastward to find out.

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Microsoft’s Nadella: next phones might not be like today’s phones

Microsoft’s Nadella: next phones might not be like today’s phones

With Microsoft's announcement of Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop, there were two big questions in fans' minds. What of the Surface Pro and, perhaps more importantly, what of the Windows phones. Exhibiting perfect PR craftsmanship, Nadella's answer to the latter is, to be blunt, a non-answer. According to the CEO, the company will still be making phones. But those phones may not even resemble the form, or even the idea, of phones we have today. Cue the speculations.

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Windows 10 S gotchas you need to know

Windows 10 S gotchas you need to know

Microsoft just made an aggressive and rather daring attempt to reclaim its spot in the education sector. A new class of laptops, with prices ranging from $189 to $2,199, was born, and at the heart of it is Windows 10 S. Call it Secure, Streamlined, or Stunted, this new flavor of Windows 10 S is designed to sing to educators and system administrators. But, almost like a siren's song, it comes at a cost. So before you set your eyes and your heart on it, here are a few hidden traps in Windows 10 S you might want to be aware of.

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This is the Surface Arc Mouse Microsoft didn’t talk about

This is the Surface Arc Mouse Microsoft didn’t talk about

The student-friendly Windows 10 S and the not so student-friendly Surface Laptop were, of course, the stars of Microsoft's education-centric show. But in the flurry of announcements, Microsoft ran out of time to introduce something that featured prominently in its PR images and videos. Never fear, Microsoft at least didn't forget to put up a product page for it. The Surface Arc Mouse, basically a redesigned Arc Touch mouse, will be ready to match your Surface Laptop's style when they both launch next month.

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Acer’s first Windows 10 S notebook is the TravelMate Spin B1

Acer’s first Windows 10 S notebook is the TravelMate Spin B1

Windows 10 S is barely out of the gate in terms of its reveal earlier today, but hardware manufacturers are wasting no time in announcing new hardware that will support the operating system. One of the first to make such an announcement is Acer, which has just unveiled its new TravelMate Spin B1 convertible. Not only does this have the distinction of being Acer's first Windows 10 S machine, but it's also the first TravelMate convertible.

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop tech specs released in full

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop tech specs released in full

This morning Microsoft took an unexpected turn and released a traditional notebook computer called Surface Laptop. This machine is traditional in several respects - it doesn't have a detachable display, it's not meant to be used without its keyboard, it runs full Windows - but it's also unique. This Surface Laptop has a Signature Alcantara covered keyboard and palm rest, Dolby Audio Premium "Omnisonic Speakers", and has a touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect it.

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Surface Laptop release date and pre-order details prepare for June

Surface Laptop release date and pre-order details prepare for June

If you've decided you need to have a Surface Laptop, which was unveiled earlier during Microsoft's education event, then good news: the company says that the notebook will go up for pre-order later today. It's going to be a relatively short period of time between reveal and release too, with Microsoft announcing a June release date for the Surface Laptop.

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The Surface Laptop is a laser-focused attack on Apple’s MacBook

The Surface Laptop is a laser-focused attack on Apple’s MacBook

"This is the laptop that starts to reset the category," Microsoft's Panos Panay says of the new Surface Laptop, and it's abundantly clear he has Apple in his sights. The brand new Windows 10 S notebook was unveiled in New York City this morning, as part of the MicrosoftEDU event. While Panay wasn't shy about talking up the new notebook's abilities, he also didn't hold back when it came to MacBook comparisons.

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