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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Goes On Sale In Australia On 28 August

If you’ve been waiting for the Surface Pro 3 to hit Australia, you don’t have to wait too much longer. Microsoft has announced that the new best Windows tablet will be in local stores come August 28.


There's A Surface Mini Case For Sale On Amazon For Some Reason

When Microsoft called the press together for a “small” gathering a month ago, we all thought it was time for a Surface Mini. Instead, we got a Surface Pro 3, which is even better! Turns out nobody told a solemn case manufacturer on Amazon: which is “selling” a $10 Surface Mini cover.


The Surface Mini Totally Existed: Lazy Sub-Editors Reveal Microsoft's Secret Tablet

When Microsoft sent out the invites for a “small gathering” back in May, we all thought that a smaller version of the iconic Surface tablet was slated for release. Instead, we got the Surface Pro 3: an excellent, if unexpected, addition to the Surface family. But Microsoft’s mini-tablet secret would soon be undone: lazy sub-editing in an online user guide shows that the Surface Mini exists.


The Surface Mini Exists! (As A Mistake In A User Guide)

Last month’s announcement of the Surface Pro 3 left a lot of people asking “Hey so where’s that tiny Surface I was hearing about?” Rumour had it that it was cancelled at the last second, and now it seems like that was definitely the case; the Surface Pro 3 User Guide is littered with references to it.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Microsoft’s Surface Pro has sized up, embracing its laptop side in an attempt to unseat the MacBook Air as your computer of choice. Can it succeed?


Inside Redmond: Microsoft's City Of Geeks

Over the last three decades, Microsoft has been working. Quietly. Not just on software, hardware and the ongoing mission of a computer in every home, but on a city inside a city. That city now has a new mayor in the form of CEO Satya Nadella, and as a result, the city is going through a revival as more buildings go up and more staff come on to work for One Microsoft, and it’s quite a site to behold. Here’s how the other half lives.


The Why Of Design: Building The Microsoft Surface Pro 3

It’s easy to think that gadgets, laptops and tablets are disposable these days. They’re all so cheap, and every day there’s a new announcement about some new processor, design, feature or spec. We never stop and appreciate the little things anymore that used to delight us. Mind you, not all of us are Ralf Groene: the guy who designed and built the bigger, brighter and lighter Surface Pro 3. We sat down with him in the hope of getting back in touch with the little things.


Inside Microsoft's Model Shop: Prototyping The Future

It’s a beautiful day in Redmond…and that’s odd. Seattle is widely renowned as the rain capital of the US, with 266 out of the 365 days of the year bringing cloudy skies. But not today: it’s a postcard. But despite the conditions, the residents of Studio B on Microsoft’s sprawling Redmond campus couldn’t care less about the weather: they’re busy inside; printing, sculpting, moulding and lasering all the new products Microsoft is about to release. This is the Model Shop.


50 Lumia 1020s And A Surface Tablet Is All You Need For Bullet Time

There are many ways a company can promote its products, though arguably the best way is to show them in action. In the case of this joint venture between Nokia, Microsoft and filmaker Paul Trillo, we get to see the Lumia 1020 and Surface playing nice with each other, the result being the above video of, uh, art in motion. Oh, and a giant half-ring of many, many smartphones strapped together to form something called the “Arc Of Wonder”.


Report: The Surface Mini Existed But Microsoft Killed It

While all the rumours suggested Microsoft was going to announce a teeny-tiny Surface RT today, but instead we got a big (and promising) Surface Pro 3. What happened to the mini? According to a report by Bloomberg it was a thing, and then Microsoft nixed it.


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