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Microsoft Will Announce The Surface 2 On September 23

Microsoft just sent out invitations for an event in New York City on Monday, September 23, two weeks from today. It will be showing off the new Surface, which is to say it’s going to be showing us the future of Microsoft.

7 Worst Battery Life-Guzzling Gadgets

There is a disturbing trend in the gadget world, and it’s that laptop, tablet and phone makers aren’t taking battery life seriously enough. Yes, having touch on a Windows 8 notebook is great, but not if the computer lasts an hour and a half less than one without that capability. And what good is a smartphone with an HD display and superfast processor if you have to plug it in around lunchtime?

The Oprah Benchmarks Are In For Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface has just received its most important endorsement—a spot on Oprah’s Favourite Things 2012. Here’s Oprah’s>stellar review:

Inside Surface: Microsoft's Insane Quest For Gadget Perfection

Surface, the sorta-tablet-sorta-laptop that shouts the future, goes on sale today. We got to peek (and touch, a little bit!) behind the scenes, with access to Microsoft’s secret labs never granted to anyone else before. So, should you buy a Surface? Very possibly — the thing seems pretty fantastic.

Watch Giz Editor Luke Hopewell Talk iPad Mini On Ten Breakfast

The iPad Mini. Does it exist? Are we really going to see it on October 23, and if so, what’s it likely to be sporting? Gizmodo Australia’s fearless editor Luke Hopewell went down to Ten Breakfast this morning to talk all things tablet.

Why A Keyboard Is The Only Way To Beat Apple

The killer (or be killed) feature of the new Microsoft Surface for Windows RT is its keyboard. The tablet itself is a wonderful device. It’s got a great body and a (seemingly) fast processor, but input is everything.

Microsoft Surface Just Made The MacBook Air And The iPad Look Obsolete

Microsoft has guts. It’s what you get when you’re the underdog. Either that or you curl into an RIM-shaped ball and die. Microsoft is the underdog because no matter how many hundreds of millions of people use its software, the cool and the future belong to Apple. Or belonged, perhaps. After yesterday’s Surface event — assuming they don’t fumble the execution — Gates’s children may have found the weapon to stop the heirs of Jobs and turn the tide.

Watch Microsoft's Surface Tablet Unveiling In 90 Seconds

Microsoft had one of the biggest product announcements in the company’s history last night: the pair of Surface tablets that will take on the iPad and the MacBook Air simultaneously. But since only a handful of tech journalists were invited — and since we’re guessing you don’t have an hour to watch the full thing — we’ve chopped a video of the whole thing down to just the good bits.

Hands On: Microsoft Surface For Windows RT

Microsoft’s event today was long on promise and short on specs. RAM? We dunno. Processor speed? We dunno. Price? We dunno. Release date? We dunno. But even a very brief hands-on made something abundantly clear: it’s a super solid device and if Microsoft can deliver what it demoed, the iPad finally has a real competitor and Android has a big problem.

Microsoft Surface Questions That Need Answers

Microsoft threw one hell of a party today; its pair of Microsoft Surface devices could be one of the biggest jumps forward in product design in recent memory. Could, because there’s still so much we don’t know. And Microsoft’s not sharing.

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