Unit for unit, could Microsoft’s Surface tablet be more profitable than Apple’s iPad? iSuppli certainly thinks so.
Microsoft may be the first company to build a true gaming tablet.
Editor’s Pick After Microsoft pitched the Surface as the perfect no-compromise device of the future, we found that it was anything but.
A new gadget, a new naughty teardown from the repair gurus at iFixit.
The Surface feels like the perfect introduction to everything Microsoft is trying to carry out with Windows 8.
Surface is just the beginning of Microsoft’s hardware efforts, CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed today.
Microsoft’s Surface will be shipping on Friday, and the early reviews are already in. The conclusion: It’s an amazing piece of hardware, with desperately bad flaws in its operating system and app ecosystem.
Microsoft reveals the details behind Xbox SmartGlass and its new Xbox 360 dashboard.
Apple is announcing new tablets and more tomorrow. Microsoft is debuting Windows 8, Surface tablets, and maybe more on Friday. Now Google is getting into the game too, with a rumored Nexus-focused event on October 29 in New York.
Editor’s Pick This week isn’t just about Apple vs. Microsoft. It’s about where technology is going.
Have any questions about Microsoft Surface? You’re in luck!
Still think the leaked iPad Mini pricing was a mistake?
Microsoft’s Surface RT pricing is directly competitive with Apple’s iPad.
The iPad Mini’s potential launch date is no accident.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a letter to investors that hardware is core to Microsoft’s future plans.
You have to hand it to Microsoft — the company knows how to persevere.
Microsoft may soon shake up the Windows Phone market with a Surface phone of its own.
Microsoft is expected to build a little more than 3 million Surface tablets this year, a market researcher IDC has told CNET. That’s a good-sized number and gives us an idea of how ambitious Microsoft is with its new Device. The iPad sold a similar number in its first quarter.
Microsoft may have upset some of its partners with the Surface tablet, but HP doesn’t appear to be concerned.
Guest Post The growing BYOD (“bring your own device”) trend, that’s seeing ever more businesspeople use their iPhones and iPads for work, has left IT managers scrambling to address the resulting security and support issues. But with Microsoft getting ready to launch Windows 8, the OS that will power Windows-based tablets such as Microsoft’s own Surface, that could soon change.
Microsoft exec Don Mattrick says Halo 4 will work with Surface, the company’s upcoming tablet.
There are rumors afloat that Microsoft’s massive re-emergence into the tablet market might be an expensive one. Digitimes is reporting from Taiwan that the cheaper Surface RT will be priced at or above $599, and the Pro could start at $799.
Guest Post For months now, various pundits have been deriding the upcoming Windows 8 as the next Vista. People have made mocking videos showing older people thoroughly confused by Windows 8’s Metro tile interface (VentureBeat even contributed to this genre). Indeed, the Windows 8 Metro interface is radically different than the traditional Windows desktop. It’s a touch interface.
Editor's Pick I’m a Mac user. Have been for 25 years. I have an iPhone, Macbook Air, a couple of iMacs, three or four old iPods, and a massive rat’s nest of old Mac cables and connectors. Love Mac OS X, and iOS. Might not switch to save my life.
Well this is a new one: must-see-Microsoft TV!
Microsoft and Samsung are starting to take preorders for the latest version of the Microsoft Surface touchscreen display. The new multitouch tabletop screen will be known as the Samsung SUR40 Surface 2.0 display.
Microsoft’s Surface touchscreen technology for large displays has shed a lot of bulk in its newest iteration, and in the process it has also given liquid-crystal displays — the ubiquitous screens used in everything from laptops and smartphones to smart TVs — the power to see with its new PixelSense technology.
The comparisons between Microsoft’s Kinect body-gesture motion-control system and the cool gesture-controlled computer in the 2002 sci fi movie Minority Report are getting old, but I can’t help but think of that film when looking at developer Florian Echtler’s multitouch interface hack (see video below) for Kinect.