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Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Australian Review

Has Microsoft done it? Has it created a convertible that’s not only brilliant, but can dethrone the MacBook Air as the king of portable productivity? We camped out in our labs for a week with the Surface Pro 3 to find out.


Hands On: HTC's Best Android Phone Is Now The Best Windows Phone

If you were in the market for a premium Android smartphone six months ago, you might have picked a new Samsung handset, a Moto X, or maybe a Nexus 5. But HTC’s One M8 crashed the party in March with improvements on its stunning premium design. And now it’s coming to Windows Phone.


Steve Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft Board

Steve Ballmer has formally stepped down from the board of Microsoft, citing his commitments to the NBA Clippers, teaching and study as his reasons.


HP's Stream 14 Is A $US200 Windows-Powered Chromebook Competitor

In order to combat the continued sales growth of ultra-cheap Chromebooks, Microsoft and PC manufacturers are offering Windows machines at comparable $US200 prices. We knew this was coming, but now a leak of the upcoming HP Stream 14 gives us our first look at what these laptops will actually be.


Pro Hackers Could Be Spying On You Through YouTube

Bad news, dudes and dudettes. It’s getting increasingly straight-forward for deep-pocketed hackers to buy commercial-grade equipment so sophisticated that it can infect your computer with malware when you do something as innocuous as watching cat videos on YouTube. This is why it’s time to encrypt your shit.


The Xbox One Media Player Is Gonna Be Great For Watching Torrents

Microsoft announced its plans for a new standalone media player on Xbox One earlier this week — and it turns out that it will be perfect for watching torrents.


Report: Microsoft Will Drop Windows 9 Preview Next Month

ZDNet reports that Microsoft will release a preview of Windows 9, next month, in advance of of the general release, which is expected in Q2 2015. Which of the the rumoured improvements will Microsoft show off in the early preview?


Microsoft's Newest Trick Turns Ordinary Cameras Into Baby Kinects

Depth cameras aren’t new technology, but shrinking them down to the size of a smartphone so that it can see in 3D the way a Kinect can remains a challenge. New work by researchers at Microsoft illustrates how any old smartphone could be used to sense 3D space.


Windows 9 Might Have Cortana Built Right In

Last week a particular patent submitted by Apple outlined its plan to bring the mobile virtual assistant Siri to the desktop. It looks like Microsoft might be planning the same thing by bringing the Windows 8.1 voice assistant Cortana into Windows 9 proper.


New Microsoft Project Makes Shakey Timelapse Video Watchable

Trying to keep first-person video steady involves skill and the right equipment, but a new Microsoft Research project aims to help the everyday adventurer create hyperlapse creations that won’t induce unintentional nausea.