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Review: The iPad Pro and the power of the Pen(cil)

By | apple inc, Apple Pencil, artist, computing, editor, eraser, fiftythree, Food, Gadgets, Hardware, Intel, ios devices, iPad, iPad Pro, iPads, iPhone, Mac OS X, Microsoft, oled, partner, pencil, RAM, Reviews, Supply chain, surface pro, tablet computers, TC, Technology, Wacom

Laptop users have been focused for a very long time on whether the iPad Pro is going to be forced upon them as a replacement device. Depending on who you believe, Apple included, it has at one point been considered that, or a pure tablet with functions to be decided completely by the app development […]

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Google’s latest hardware innovation: Price

By | Amazon, Apple, apple inc, Assistant, computing, electronics, Gadgets, Google, Google Hardware Event 2018, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Microsoft, oled, PIXEL, RAM, Samsung, smartphone, smartphones, Sony, tablet computers, Technology

With its latest consumer hardware products, Google’s prices are undercutting Apple, Samsung and Amazon. The search giant just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, tablet and smart home device, all available at prices well below their direct competitors. Where Apple and Samsung are pushing prices of its latest products even higher, Google is seemingly happy to […]

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The Xbox Adaptive Controller goes on sale today and is also now part of the V&A museum’s collection

By | accessibility, Diversity, Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, TC, xbox

In an important move for inclusion in the gaming community, the Xbox Adaptive Controller, created for gamers with mobility issues, is now on sale. The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) also announced today that it has acquired the Xbox Adaptive Controller for display in its Rapid Response gallery dedicated to current events and pop culture. […]

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Microsoft no longer taking new enrollments for its Surface Plus financing program

By | Gadgets, Klarna, Microsoft, Surface, Surface Plus, TC

Microsoft has quietly ended its Surface Plus financing program about a year after it launched. In a message on its site, the company said it stopped taking new enrollments on August 31 “after much thought and consideration.” The change does not affect existing customers, however, who will still be covered by their current financing plans. […]

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Microsoft is about to announce Xbox All Access subscription

By | Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, xbox, Xbox All Access, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Xbox One S, xbox one x

Microsoft published a news item announcing Xbox All Access on the Xbox blog and then unpublished it. But multiple news outlets spotted the article before Microsoft could take the post down. So now that the cat is out of the bag, it looks like Microsoft’s new hardware and software subscription is real. (Update: Microsoft has […]

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SmartArm’s AI-powered prosthesis takes the prize at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

By | Artificial Intelligence, Gadgets, Hardware, imagine cup, Microsoft, Prosthetics, Robotics, TC

A pair of Canadian students making a simple, inexpensive prosthetic arm have taken home the grand prize at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global startup competition the company holds yearly. SmartArm will receive $85,000, a mentoring session with CEO Satya Nadella, and some other Microsoft goodies. But they were far from the only worthy team from the dozens that came to Redmond to compete.

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