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The rise of cloud gaming services such as PlayStation Now may have ushered in a new era of convenience for blasting virtual aliens and monsters to smithereens, but on-demand play brings with it one huge unwanted drawback: the bandwidth required is astronomical. But researchers at Duke University and Microsoft Research think they have a solution that'll let gamers have their on-demand cake and eat it too. They have developed a tool called Kahawai (Hawaiian for stream), which splits the rendering calculations between your device and a remote server rather than offloading them all to the server.

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A comprehensive Microsoft study is offering insights into how living in the digital age is affecting our ability to sustain attention and how our brains are adapting to the constant flow of new stimuli. Although the results confirmed the suspicions that the information overflow is affecting our ability to focus on one task for long periods of time, the news isn't all bad, as it seems we're also training our brains to multitask more effectively.

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Microsoft's first two generations of the Surface 2-in-1 were intriguing enough, but they were also pretty compromised. And though the Surface Pro 3 was a huge leap forward, at nearly US$1,000, it also isn't the cheapest device around. That brings us to Microsoft's lightest and thinnest Surface yet – with a lower price to boot. Read on for Gizmag's Surface 3 review.

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Microsoft has really picked up its Surface game in the last year. First the Surface Pro 3 took a big step forward, and now the Surface 3 brings many of the same principles to a smaller and cheaper device. Read on for Gizmag's Surface 3 early impressions.

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Microsoft today launched Office 2016 Preview, making it available to download for users who want to get an early look at the latest iteration of the company's productivity suite. This new version includes several new features for home and business users, and is designed to work seamlessly across a wide range of devices, including Apple's iPad, Mac OS X, and Android tablets.

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Last week, Microsoft released the latest update of Windows 10 for phones, build 10051, which brings in new features and UI enhancements. Unlike the first Windows 10 for phone preview, which only worked with low-end budget Lumia's, this new build works with all Lumia handsets, except for the Lumia 930 and Lumia Icon. Here's a look at some new features coming to the final version when it's released later this year. Read More
The Microsoft Surface lineup has always been better for work and versatility than at being dedicated tablets (you've never heard us recommend buying one without adding a keyboard cover). That isn't likely to change with the latest model, the Surface 3, but let's see how it stacks up next to the best dedicated tablet, the iPad Air 2. Read More
Apple and Microsoft each have new mobile computing products set to launch soon, both of which might tickle your fancy. Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the new 12-in Retina MacBook and the Surface 3. Read More
Microsoft's new Surface 3 takes many of the qualities that made the Surface Pro 3 great, and puts them in a smaller, cheaper and lower-octane package. Let's see how it compares to Apple's latest 11-in MacBook Air. Read More
Microsoft's new Surface 3 is a return to the lower-end (non-"Pro") Surface, only with a twist. Swapping out ARM-based processors for Intel Atoms, the new machines run full Windows. Let's see how its features and specs compare to the high-end model, the Surface Pro 3. Read More
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