Surface

  • Why a tablet with a keyboard cover is a worthy laptop replacement 23-06-2014 11:54 AM

    Winnemucca: It took some travels across the country for me to appreciate a tablet with a keyboard cover. I've long asked, "Why not just get a laptop?" I didn't see any benefits in turning a tablet into something it is not. The device I warmed up to isn't Microsoft's Surface...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review: Works well both as a tablet and a laptop, but with drawbacks 22-05-2014 06:41 AM

    New York: To appreciate Microsoft's latest tablet computer, you need to accept the notion that one device can do it all. The Surface Pro 3 works as a tablet when you want to watch video or read e-books. It works as a laptop when you need to get serious work...
  • Can Microsoft Surface Pro 3 give Apple's iPad and MacBook Air a run for their money? 21-05-2014 12:37 PM

    New York: Microsoft bills its new Surface tablet computer as a laptop replacement - and it means it this time. The Surface Pro 3 will have a screen measuring 12 inches diagonally, up from 10.6 inches in the previous model. The Pro 3 is 32 percent thinner and 12 percent...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 launched: Tech specs, pricing 21-05-2014 10:41 AM

    Microsoft unveiled a larger but lighter version of its Surface Pro tablet on Tuesday, hoping that the company's expertise in business software will help it take on Apple Inc in mobile devices. Microsoft bills its new Surface tablet computer as a laptop replacement - and it means it this time.The...
  • Surface Pro 3: Microsoft unveils new lighter, larger Surface Pro with a 12-inch display at $799 onwards 20-05-2014 09:40 PM

    New Delhi: Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a larger but lighter version of its Surface Pro tablet, Surface Pro 3, as it ramps up efforts to make an impact on the mobile computing market and counter the popularity of Apple's iPad and MacBook Air laptop. The Surface Pro 3, which has...
  • Live blog: Microsoft's Surface event 20-05-2014 05:11 PM

    Microsoft's Surface division has invited journalists to a "small gathering" in New York City on May 20. Best bets are for the unveiling of a Surface Mini tablet, along with a possible Surface Pro 3. The event starts at 8:30 PM IST. Microsoft is expected to unveil the third generation...
  • Satya Nadella risks a rough patch with new Surface tablets 16-05-2014 02:35 PM

    New York: Satya Nadella has enjoyed a fairly smooth ride in his first 100 days as Microsoft chief executive, but he risks hitting a rough patch next week when he unveils the latest models of the tepidly received Surface tablet. Investors have lapped up Nadella's "mobile first, cloud first" strategy...
  • NASA discovers square-shaped hole in Sun 13-05-2014 05:52 PM

    Washington: NASA scientists have discovered a strange coronal hole, almost square in its shape, on the surface of the Sun. The coronal hole is an area where the solar wind is streaming out of the Sun at superfast speeds, researchers said. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has captured a video...
  • Microsoft may unveil 'small' Surface tablet PC on May 20 06-05-2014 12:05 PM

    New Delhi: Microsoft, reportedly, is working on a smaller version of its Surface tablet PC, which it is likely to unveil at its event on May 20. The company has sent out press invitations to its conference on May 20, with the tagline "Join us for a small gathering." Rumours...
  • Microsoft posts bigger-than-expected profits, no word on new CEO 24-01-2014 01:26 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its software and services for businesses, a solid holiday season for its new Xbox game console and Surface tablets, and a slightly lower tax bill. The world's largest software company did not say anything about its...
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile 07-01-2014 10:34 AM

    Balasore: India on Tuesday test-fired its indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile, which is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur near here. The test was carried out as part of a user trial by...
  • DRDO's international coming out party in Seoul features new Pragati tactical missile system

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    India's growing military industrial complex has begun to seriously look towards international markets which could be quite considerable for Indian defence wares if properly cultivated....

  • Nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile test fired from Odisha 07-10-2013 09:56 AM

    Balasore: India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur near here. The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about...
  • Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 review: Lot easier to type on than an iPad 25-09-2013 10:22 AM

    New York: Is Microsoft's Surface a tablet or a laptop? I'm not quite sure, but it is a lot easier to type on than an iPad. The software company unveiled updates to its Surface tablet computers on Monday at an event in New York, where I had a short amount...
  • Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 tablets launched at $449, $899 24-09-2013 12:15 AM

    New York: Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, including a professional model that allows people to use it more like a laptop or a desktop computer. The Redmond, Washington company is trying to boost its tablet business as sales of traditional desktop and laptop computers decline. The Surface Pro 2, unveiled...
  • Surface 2: Microsoft likely to launch new Surface tablet today 23-09-2013 10:41 AM

    New York: Microsoft Corp. is expected to announce new Surface tablet computers, including a version with a smaller screen to compete with Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad Mini. The company has an announcement event scheduled in New York on Monday.It comes about a month before Microsoft releases an update...
  • Microsoft losing money on Surface tablets 31-07-2013 12:17 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's Surface tablets have yet to make any profit as sputtering sales have been eclipsed by advertising costs and an accounting charge, according to the software company's annual report. The two tablet models, introduced in October and February to challenge Apple Inc's popular iPad, have so far brought...
  • Microsoft shares hit by biggest sell-off since 2009 21-07-2013 10:24 AM

    Bangalore: Microsoft Corp shares fell more than 11 per cent on Friday, their biggest plunge in more than four years, a day after the software company posted dismal quarterly results due to weak demand for its latest Windows system and poor sales of its Surface tablet. The stock's selloff, from...
  • Microsoft earnings skid on Surface tablet, Windows 8 19-07-2013 12:09 PM

    Los Angeles: Less than a year after Microsoft entered the tablet computer market with the Surface, the cracks are starting to show. The software giant on Thursday booked a large write-off to its Surface RT business after it slashed prices on the tablets to stimulate demand this week. Its quarterly...
  • Microsoft slashes Surface RT tablet price by $150 16-07-2013 10:24 AM

    Los Angeles: Microsoft is slashing the price of its Surface RT tablet by $150 as it fights to increase its tiny share of the booming tablet market. The cut brings the price of the Surface RT with 32 gigabytes of memory to $349 without a cover, which also acts as...
  • Private firms may travel to lunar surface: NASA report 25-05-2013 05:08 AM

    London: A study of future human missions has indicated corporate researchers could be living on the moon by the time NASA astronauts head off to visit an asteroid in the 2020s. The study by Bigelow Aerospace, commissioned by NASA, shows "a lot of excitement and interest from various companies" for...
  • Meteoroid impact triggers bright flash on lunar surface 19-05-2013 06:53 AM

    Cape Canaveral: An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of an 88-pound (40 kg) rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, NASA scientists said on Friday. The explosion on March 17, 2013 was the biggest seen since NASA began watching the moon for...
  • Microsoft rumoured to unveil second-gen Surface tablet in June 02-05-2013 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: We have been hearing for a long time that Microsoft is working on a 7-inch Surface tablet and now a new report from Digitimes has to say that the company may unveil the next-gen Surface tablets in June at its Build Developer Conference. The second-generation Surface devices reportedly...
  • Tablets with Microsoft's Windows RT see slow sales: Report 02-05-2013 11:23 AM

    New York: Microsoft is seeing slow sales of a version of Windows designed for thin and light tablets, even as the tablet market as a whole is growing, a research firm reported Wednesday. Researchers at IDC said manufacturers shipped 2,00,000 tablets running Windows RT, the special version of Windows for...
  • Odisha: IAF test fires short range missile from Chandipur 24-04-2013 08:10 PM

    Balasore: Indian Air Force on Wednesday conducted the test fire of its short range surface-to-air missile "OSA-AK" from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, 15 km from here. "It was a routine trial carried out by the IAF to train its personnel," said a defence official. On Wednesday, three rounds...
  • Microsoft working on a 7-inch Surface tablet: Report 11-04-2013 12:29 PM

    Bangalore: Microsoft is developing a new lineup of Surface tablets, including a 7-inch version expected to go into mass production later this year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company's plans. Microsoft executives felt they needed to keep pace with the growing popularity of smaller tablets...