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Microsoft teases next-gen HoloLens ahead of February 24 expose

Microsoft teases next-gen HoloLens ahead of February 24 expose

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New HoloLens teaser Microsoft is expected to reveal a new version of its HoloLens headset at Mobile World Congress later this month. The company has an event scheduled for February 24, and that date is being promoted in the rather mysterious video published by HoloLens' creator Alex Kipman. The planned 2019 release of the next-generation…
NASA’s Hubble Area Telescope is back in action after hardware issue

NASA’s Hubble Area Telescope is back in action after hardware issue

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STS-82 Crew/STScI/NASA On Jan. 8, the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA's journeyman telescope Hubble went out of action. A hardware problem had caused the instrument to suspend operations. The latest update from NASA is all good news though: Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 resumed science observations, snapping photos of the distant universe, just after…
Mac mini evaluate– a testimony to Apple’s stubbornness

Mac mini evaluate– a testimony to Apple’s stubbornness

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Enlarge / The 2018 Mac mini. Peter Bright This is probably not the byline you were expecting for a review of some Apple hardware. It comes as a bit of a shock to both of us, to be honest, but here we are: I have a Mac mini on my desk, along with a Magic…
Surface area Opt for incorporated LTE readily available for preorder now, from $679

Surface area Opt for incorporated LTE readily available for preorder now,...

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Last week Microsoft added an extra configuration to the Surface Go lineup. Today it's rounding out the range and filling the final gaps, adding systems with integrated LTE to the product mix. LTE adds $130 to the system price. At $679 is the consumer SKU: 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage, Windows 10 Home, and integrated…
Microsoft’s unique Costco Surface area Go is now readily available to all

Microsoft’s unique Costco Surface area Go is now readily available to...

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Surface Go is Microsoft's cheapest Surface 2-in-1 available: $399 gets you a Surface Go with 4GB RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. But the next step up in specs was a lot more expensive: it takes an extra $150 to double the RAM to 8GB and replace the 64GB eMMC with a 128GB SSD, a…
PC market flat, as Surface area ends up being a top-5 computer system brand name in the United States

PC market flat, as Surface area ends up being a top-5...

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Enlarge / Clockwise, from the top left: Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, Surface Headphones, Surface Pro 6. Microsoft was the fifth-biggest PC maker in the US in the third quarter of this year, according to industry advisory firm Gartner. The top spot in the US belongs to HP, with about 4.5 million machines sold,…
Bloomberg: Super Micro motherboards utilized by Apple, Amazon consisted of Chinese spy chips

Bloomberg: Super Micro motherboards utilized by Apple, Amazon consisted of Chinese...

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Tiny Chinese spy chips were embedded onto Super Micro motherboards that were then sold to companies in the US, including Amazon and Apple,¬†reports Bloomberg. The report has attracted strenuous denials from Amazon, Apple, and Super Micro. Bloomberg claims that the chips were initially and independently discovered by Apple and Amazon in 2015 and that the…
Surface area ‘Phones launched; Earphones, that is

Surface area ‘Phones launched; Earphones, that is

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Enlarge / Surface Headphones. Microsoft has unveiled a new member of the Surface family: the Surface Headphones. The rather surprising addition to the Surface range is a set of noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones. They're large, over-ear headphones with soft, comfortable ear cups. Each ear cup has a spinning dial: one to control the volume, and the…
Surface area Studio 2 has a a lot more fantastic screen, drops the spinning disks

Surface area Studio 2 has a a lot more fantastic screen,...

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The original Surface Studio was one of the strangest, most eye-catching, and enjoyable-to-look-at machines we've used: a giant 28-inch touchscreen with a computer in its base. Today, Microsoft announced Surface Studio 2: the same concept, an even more beautiful screen, and a healthy improvement to the computer specs. The first-generation Surface Studio has a 4500√ó3000…
Surface area Pro 6 and Surface Area Laptop Computer 2: New internals, brand-new color, old ports

Surface area Pro 6 and Surface Area Laptop Computer 2: New...

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Surface Pro 6 in black. Surface Laptop 2 in black. Microsoft I know, dear reader, that some of you do not care. You do not understand the fuss about Thunderbolt 3; you view it as, at best, a nice-to-have feature and not a dealbreaker. But I'm afraid I am going to stick to my guns.…

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