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Microsoft’s Surface Pro will be $899 for 64GB and $999 for 128GB models, available in January

Microsoft’s Surface Pro will be $899 for 64GB and $999 for 128GB models, available in January

Earlier in the year we brought you the news that Microsoft’s Surface Pro pricing would run in the $999 range. Now, Microsoft has confirmed the pricing in a post by Surface GM Panos Panay. The Surface Pro models will come in two flavors, with a 64GB model running $899 and a 128GB model running $999. Both Surface Pro models ...

Spotify Made You Listen To More Music, WillCall Gets You To Go To More Concerts

Spotify Made You Listen To More Music, WillCall Gets You To Go To More Concerts

In 1996, people in the U.S. bought about 2.3 albums per year. Today, thanks to services like Spotify and Rdio, some of us listen to that many albums a day. Last-minute concert ticket app WillCall wants to make live music just as accessible. This week it released version 1.5 of its iOS app, which delivers push notifications ...

How to Master Instagram Tilt-Shift

How to Master Instagram Tilt-Shift

Instagram’s tilt-shift effect is the finishing touch on a work of smartphone art. It can be a masterstroke or a muddy mess, depending on how you use it. Too often, we’ve seen tilt-shift overused, misappropriated or misunderstood. For the uninitiated, the tilt-shift effect is used by photographers to highlight a plane or ...

The Can’t-Miss Social Media Trends For 2013

The Can’t-Miss Social Media Trends For 2013

Will Facebook continue its reign atop the social hierarchy? Will businesses get better returns on their social media investment? Will your CEO finally learn to tweet? Here’s a look at the biggest social media trends set to unfold in the year ahead. Mobile social media usage continues to soar: In September, Facebook made a ...

Microsoft’s Surface shaping up to be a flop, orders reportedly cut in half

Microsoft’s Surface shaping up to be a flop, orders reportedly cut in half

When just about every other tech site on the planet saw a dud in Microsoft’s Surface with Windows RT tablet, we saw gorgeous hardware and a great deal of potential. Even after using it for a month, we still found a lot to like about Microsoft’s debut Windows slate and said if and when the company irons out Windows ...

Reports: Syria is cut off from the internet and how it may have happened

Reports: Syria is cut off from the internet and how it may have happened

Syria is cut off from the Internet, according to The Renesys blog and other media sites citing Syrian rebels, bringing about an isolation that many feared was coming to the country. The country is engaged in a citizen-led insurgency against the existing government, which was sparked after Syrian President Bashar Assad ...

Microsoft pegs Windows Phone 7.8 update for early 2013 arrival

Microsoft pegs Windows Phone 7.8 update for early 2013 arrival

With all the hubbub surrounding Windows Phone 8, it's easy to forget that Microsoft has another new OS in the pipeline: a refresh known as Windows Phone 7.8. One group hasn't forgotten about the update, however, and that's all the current users of Windows Phone 7.5. Now, Microsoft is issuing a reminder that, yes, the update ...

Alien Hairspray May Help Us Find E.T.

Alien Hairspray May Help Us Find E.T.

Hairspray might one day serve as the sign that aliens have reshaped distant worlds, researchers say. Such research to find signs of alien technology is now open to funding from the public. Science fiction has long imagined that humans could transform hostile alien worlds into livable ones, a procedure known as terraforming. ...

#1reasonwhy: the hashtag that exposed games industry sexism

#1reasonwhy: the hashtag that exposed games industry sexism

The treatment of women in and by the video games industry has been a hot topic for most of the year – and for the last couple of days in particular. Hot on the heels of an Edge feature bemoaning and exploring the gender disparity in the video game industry, yesterday, women took to Twitter to talk about precisely why that ...

In biggest blow yet, Apple to reportedly dump Samsung as chip supplier

In biggest blow yet, Apple to reportedly dump Samsung as chip supplier

Apple’s huge success in the mobile space has benefited Samsung in a number of ways. For one thing, it gave Samsung a step-by-step guide on how to improve its own smartphones, as revealed by an internal document used as evidence in a recent patent trial. It also made Apple the South Korea-based company’s biggest parts ...