Surface

  • Why a tablet with a keyboard cover is a worthy laptop replacement June 23, 2014

    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 tablet,...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review: Works well both as a tablet and a laptop, but with drawbacks May 22, 2014

    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 done....
  • Can Microsoft Surface Pro 3 give Apple's iPad and MacBook Air a run for their money? May 21, 2014

    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 lighter...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 launched: Tech specs, pricing May 21, 2014

    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 May 20, 2014

    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 a...
  • Live blog: Microsoft's Surface event May 20, 2014

    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 of its...
  • Satya Nadella risks a rough patch with new Surface tablets May 16, 2014

    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 to...
  • NASA discovers square-shaped hole in Sun May 13, 2014

    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 of...
  • Microsoft may unveil 'small' Surface tablet PC on May 20 May 6, 2014

    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 are...
  • Microsoft posts bigger-than-expected profits, no word on new CEO January 24, 2014

    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 five-month...
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile January 7, 2014

    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 the...
  • Nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile test fired from Odisha October 7, 2013

    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 9.14...
  • Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 review: Lot easier to type on than an iPad September 25, 2013

    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 September 24, 2013

    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 at an...
  • Surface 2: Microsoft likely to launch new Surface tablet today September 23, 2013

    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 to...
  • Microsoft losing money on Surface tablets July 31, 2013

    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 in...
  • Microsoft shares hit by biggest sell-off since 2009 July 21, 2013

    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 five-year...
  • Microsoft earnings skid on Surface tablet, Windows 8 July 19, 2013

    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 earnings...
  • Microsoft slashes Surface RT tablet price by $150 July 16, 2013

    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 a...
  • Private firms may travel to lunar surface: NASA report May 25, 2013

    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 May 19, 2013

    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 meteoroid...
  • Microsoft rumoured to unveil second-gen Surface tablet in June May 2, 2013

    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 May 2, 2013

    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 iPad-style...
  • Odisha: IAF test fires short range missile from Chandipur April 24, 2013

    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 of...
  • Microsoft working on a 7-inch Surface tablet: Report April 11, 2013

    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 like...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro reviews: A compromised device February 6, 2013

    Seattle: US tech writers have given Microsoft Corp's new Surface tablet-laptop hybrid largely negative reviews, casting a shadow over the software group's hopes to take a bite out of sales of Apple Inc's iPad and MacBook Air. The latest Surface runs on an Intel Corp chip and features the full Windows...