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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?


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.


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 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.


In the world of tech, concepts come and go faster than poop through a goose. There are however, some concepts that both innovate and thrill those fortunate enough to experience them.


Believe it or not, that's actually several thousand cheaper than the first iteration of the Surface. This second version is four inches thick and uses Gorilla Glass so it can withstand all manner of finger smears and prods.


Microsoft Surface has largely been an exciting tech demo, with highly original interface concepts limited by the bulky and expensive nature of the device itself. But word from one of the foremost software developers for the Microsoft Surface indicates the next generation is 'imminent' and will make the platform far more versatile