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  • Microsoft’s Ocean Plastic Mouse focuses on sustainability, not DPI  The VergeRecycling ocean plastic to help clean up our oceans.  Microsoft SurfaceMicrosoft made a wireless mouse out of recycled ocean plastic  EngadgetMicrosoft looks to make a splash with its Ocean Plastic Mouse made with recycled material  Windows CentralView Full Coverage on Google News
  • Microsoft Surface Go 3 gets new Intel processors (and that’s about it)  The VergeThe new Surface Duo 2. Two screens, limitless possibilities.  Microsoft SurfaceThe new 'Surface Slim Pen 2' supports haptic feedback when writing or drawing  Windows CentralMicrosoft Surface Laptop Studio: what the what?  The VergeSurface Duo 2 gets proper cameras and dual 90Hz displays  EngadgetView Full Coverage on Google […]
  • Tim Cook says employees who leak memos do not belong at Apple, according to leaked memo  The VergeApple CEO Tim Cook in Leaked Memo: 'We Are Doing Everything in Our Power' to Identify Leakers  MacRumorsLeaked memo: Tim Cook says Apple is cracking down on leakers  9to5MacIn leaked memo, Tim Cook says leakers do not belong inside Apple  AppleInsiderApple CEO […]
  • Nintendo Direct  NintendoNintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow, Focusing on Games Coming This Winter  IGNNintendo Announces Surprise 40-Minute Direct For Thursday  KotakuNintendo Direct To Air Tomorrow, 23rd September  Nintendo LifeNintendo Direct September announced and will "mainly focus" on Switch games  GamesradarView Full Coverage on Google News
  • Facebook stock drops after company warns Apple’s privacy changes to have bigger Q3 impact  TechCrunchFacebook says it underreported ad performance due to Apple's iPhone privacy update  CNBCFacebook says Apple’s ad changes are hurting its business  AxiosFacebook warns it is 'underreporting' iOS ad results amid Apple privacy changes  Yahoo FinanceFacebook says privacy changes in iOS continue to impact its ad […]



  • GM will soon allow OnStar subscribers to contact emergency services through Alexa smart speakers. The company is bringing the OnStar Guardian Alexa skill to Amazon devices in the coming months. If you need emergency assistance, you're an OnStar member and the skill is active, you can say “Alexa, call for help.” OnStar emergency-certified advisors can then […]
  • The next Nintendo Direct will take place on September 23rd. Nintendo says the stream will last around 40 minutes and will focus on games coming to Switch this winter. So, if you're looking for fresh games to play on a brand-new OLED Switch, it's probably worth tuning in to the third proper Direct of 2021. Tune […]
  • Microsoft announced a deluge of new Surface gadgets today and most of them are already available for pre-order. Key among them are the Surface Duo 2, Microsoft's second-gen version of its dual-screen, tablet-smartphone hybrid that now has a formidable triple-camera array, and the Surface Pro 8, a powerful update to the Pro 7 that adds […]
  • Alongside a fresh lineup of Surface systems, Microsoft announced a new mouse at its fall hardware event. The name gives away the reason why it's interesting. It's called the Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse.The shell is made with 20 percent recycled ocean plastic, which is created from waste that has been recovered from oceans and waterways […]
  • At its annual hardware event today, Microsoft unveiled a new family of Surface devices ahead of Windows 11’s launch on October 5th. Refreshes of the Surface Pro and Surface Go aren’t surprising, and the company did show off the latest in both of those series. But the Surface Laptop Studio is the most intriguing. It’s […]

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  • Microsoft’s hotly-anticipated Surface product event took place on Wednesday, and we have tons of information to share. The company topped off the event by debuting a fancy new Surface Laptop Studio, a unique Surface Duo 2 folding phone, and more.Read This Article on Review Geek ›
  • This week Microsoft took the stage to announce all sorts of exciting new Surface products. From a revamped Surface tablet lineup, a new Surface Duo 2, the Laptop Studio, and a slew of neat accessories. Here, we’ll be going over the latest Surface Slim Pen 2, Microsoft’s ingenious new Adaptive Kit add-on, and its Earth-friendly […]
  • Last year, Microsoft launched the Surace Duo phone, a unique take on the foldable that felt like putting a laptop in your pocket. But it needed work to fill out missing features and enhance durability. The new Surface Duo 2 promises all that, sometimes with solutions you wouldn’t expect.Read This Article on Review Geek ›
  • It might be hard to remember, what with desktop, laptop, and phone options now, but the Surface lineup started as a humble 2-in-1 tablet category. But Microsoft hasn’t forgotten, as it unveiled new Surface Pro 8, Pro X, and Go 3 tablets this morning.Read This Article on Review Geek ›
  • Of all the devices announced during today’s Surface event, Microsoft’s new flagship 2-in-1 is by far the most unexpected and bizarre. The Surface Laptop Studio features a unique floating display that you can perch behind its trackpad for an immersive gaming or streaming experience or fold into tablet mode for drawing and note-taking.Read This Article […]

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  • The funny thing about Netflix’s original streaming content: All of it basically ceases to exist roughly one week after it drops on the service.Read more…
  • If you, like me, have an oven with a convection setting, there’s a good chance you may not know exactly how it works, what it’s for, or how to actually use it. In conventional ovens, the heat comes from heating units placed at the top and bottom, while a convection oven has a fan and […]
  • Ever tapped on a link from a Google search on your phone and found the results a little… off? Tapping the top of your screen won’t scroll you to the top, scrolling in general seems janky, and the URL bar shows “” instead of the name of the site you’re trying to visit. These are all […]
  • So you never got around to “finishing” your basement, but that doesn’t mean it should go unused. If you have a lot of space down there to enjoy, but not enough time or money for a complete overhaul, here are some tips to make it cozier, even when it’s not finished.Read more…
  • Many PCs don’t meet Windows 11’s stringent hardware requirements. And while you could try installing the OS on unsupported hardware, there’s another option: Make Windows 10 more like Windows 11. All it takes is a few free apps, a custom desktop theme, and enabling a select of enhanced security options to do the trick.Read more…




  • Lithuania's Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities. From a report: Flagship phones sold in Europe by China's smartphone giant Xiaomi have a built-in ability to detect and censor terms […]
  • Microsoft is announcing the Surface Laptop Studio today, a successor to the Surface Book line of powerful laptops. It presents a total redesign for Microsoft's flagship laptop, ditching the removable display in favor of one that pulls forward to transform from laptop into tablet (or what Microsoft calls studio mode). From a report: "Surface Laptop […]
  • Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Pro 8. Engadget: Microsoft's new Surface Pro 8 tablet can actually go toe-to-toe with most ultraportables. It features a 13-inch PixelSense screen, a significant upgrade from the previous 12.3-inch display. Even better, it's one of the first non-gaming notebooks we've seen that supports a 120Hz refresh rate, which makes scrolling […]
  • Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, has signed off on an effort to show users pro-Facebook stories and to distance himself from scandals. From a report: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, signed off last month on a new initiative code-named Project Amplify. The effort, which was hatched at an internal meeting in January, had a specific […]
  • Repeated human errors made for years were to blame for a scandal which led to more than 1bn pound of state pensions not being paid, a report has concluded. BBC: The National Audit Office (NAO) said 134,000 pensioners, mostly women, were underpaid pensions because outdated computer systems led to mistakes. Among them was 74-year-old Irene […]

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