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JB Hi-Fi Is Selling The Microsoft Surface 2 For Cheap

Love a bargain? You’d better move quickly on this one, then. JB Hi-Fi is dropping the prices on its range of Microsoft Surface 2 convertibles, down from over $500 at launch to just $298 now.


One Year Later, Should You Get An Xbox One Or A PS4?

People ask us all the time whether they should buy a new-gen console? Should they get an Xbox One? A PS4? For a year, we’ve told people to not bother with either. Now, we think you should make the leap, especially if you’re a console-only gamer. But which one to get?


Windows 10 Will Actually Be Windows 10 (Not Windows NT 6.4)

Super-nerds will know that ever since Windows 7 there’s been a curious numbering scheme in Microsoft’s OS that actually meant Windows 8.1 was, under the hood, called Windows NT 6.3. No longer!


How To Use Windows 8.1 Just As Well Without A Touchscreen

Microsoft has courted a fair amount of flack for its decision to stick a touchscreen-friendly interface on the front of its desktop operating system, despite some recent concessions (you can now boot straight to the desktop, for example, of which more below). Don’t worry. You can actually use the software pretty well with a good old keyboard and mouse combination — it’s just a question of knowing the right shortcuts.


The Switcher Diaries: What You Need To Know Before Switching

This week, I made the switch from five years’ worth of Mac use back to Windows with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Here’s what I learned, what I’d do differently, and whether you should do it too.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review: The Ultimate Outdoor Computer?

Need to edit photos and videos in the field? How about the forest or up the side of a mountain in Iceland? All while filing stories as you go? We do, and we’ve been dragging the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 around to get that job done. Here’s how it performs.


The Switcher Diaries: On The Road With The Surface Pro 3

My phone starts to wiggle its way across my desk as the vibration from the call coming in kicks over. It’s Campbell Simpson, the other half of the Gizmodo brain trust on the other end. “Hey man. I’m downstairs in my Tesla Model S, want to come for a ride?” I scoop up my Surface and hit the road: can the push the limits of the future worker by turning a Model S into a mobile office?


The Switcher Diaries: My Week With The Microsoft Surface Pro 3

My name is Luke Hopewell, and I’m a MacBook user. I’ve been a MacBook user since 2008, and have had two new models since then. But this week, I leave it all behind and road test the promise of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Is it really the tablet that can replace my laptop?


Microsoft Band Review: Tracks Your Every Move, Then Breaks Your Heart

When I first strapped on the Microsoft Band a week ago, I felt like I’d been given new power over myself. The company’s first wrist-borne activity tracker packs 10 sensors into a discreet package, and to my hopeful eyes the wristable’s powerful specs added up to potential. I thought, this gadget might really get to know me, and inch me towards a better version of myself. Which is why it’s disappointing that the Band doesn’t meet that goal.


Skype Will Now Work Straight From Your Browser Without Any Software

Skype for Web makes chatting face-to-face with your aunt easier by eliminating the need to download a pesky app. Skype’s wonderfully easy to use provided you’ve already got it on the device you’re using. Skype for Web makes it easier to get your chat on when Skype isn’t already installed. All you’ve got to do is go to Skype.com and login.


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