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Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop

Maria Lokke/WIRED Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop says nothing about the future of technology. The team in Redmond didn’t concern itself with the way things will be in 2025—which ports users will want, what kind of device they’ll use, how they’ll feel about bezels. Instead, Microsoft built a laptop optimized for ...

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Cloud Produces Sunny Earnings at Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet

SEATTLE — The moneymaking machines at the core of Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, are notably different. But the respective kings of online retailing, software and internet search should all credit a relatively new line of business for lifting their financial results. In their quarterly earnings ...

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Review: Microsoft Surface Studio

Not long after Satya Nadella took over Microsoft, he laid out his plan for the company. “We want to move from people needing Windows, to choosing Windows, to loving Windows,” he said. recommends 2017 Microsoft Surface Studio 8/10 Wired As good-looking a desktop as you’ll find. Everything about this screen is ...

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Review: Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base

For years, consumer hardware has increasingly differentiated with design. And while Microsoft’s latest Surface Book hybrid features the premium materials, sleek looks, and lighter and thinner body you’d expect, it’s all about incredible engineering at its core. This is the second version of the unique detachable device Microsoft first released ...

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How LinkedIn Drove a Wedge Between Microsoft and Salesforce

This is a story of love lost after a fight over social media. Today, Microsoft and Salesforce are archrivals that recently battled each other to buy the social network LinkedIn — hungry for its troves of highly personalized data about businesspeople. When Microsoft won, Salesforce threw cold water on the ...

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Microsoft Wins Appeal on Overseas Data Searches

By NICK WINGFIELD and CECILIA KANG July 14, 2016 For the last few years, American technology giants have been embroiled in a power struggle with the United States government over when authorities get to see and use the digital data that the companies collect. On Thursday, Microsoft won a surprise victory in one such ...

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Microsoft to Notify Users of Government Hackings

By NICK WINGFIELD December 31, 2015 SEATTLE — Microsoft says it will begin notifying users of its online services if they have been targets of suspected state-sponsored online attacks, joining a growing list of Internet companies stepping up their security policies with similar measures. The company, which announced the change on Wednesday ...

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Review: Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Microsoft has rebooted its popular fitness tracker, bringing us this year’s new Band 2. Packed with 11 sensors, including a heart rate monitor, a UV monitor, and on-board GPS for tracking runs, hikes, and bike rides, it’s one of the most capable wearables on the market. The Band 2 ...

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Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 arrives three years to the day after the launch of the original Surface. Grinding through four major models in three years isn’t exactly something to crow about, but give Redmond points for tenacity. Has it finally gotten the Windows tablet right? Hybrids—slate tablets that can ...

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