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Microsoft pumps up Surface tablets with faster chips, longer battery life

Microsoft announced its next-generation Surface 2 tablet at an event in New York City and promised improvements in both power and battery life.

Surface RT with Andy Rathbone

Microsoft commits to 'many more' Windows RT tablets

Expect to hear lots more about Windows RT from Microsoft, based on ARM's success in smartphones.

Microsoft ups iPad-for-Surface trade-in deal

Now you can trade in your old iPad and receive up to $350 to use on Microsoft gear, through a rather convoluted partnership with Clover Wireless.

HP's Envy 17 notebook lets you control apps with a wave of your hand

The first computer to feature an embedded Leap Motion controller leads a raft of new product announcements from HP.

Intel IDF 2013

12 of the coolest technologies we spotted at IDF 2013

There was a lot of great new products on display at this year's Intel Developer Forum, including powerful new CPUs, power-sipping SoCs, and PCs in brand-new form factors.

Skaugen keynote IDF

IDF 2013 keynote: Intel announces Bay Trail tablet CPU, slew of Haswell Chromebooks

Ending weeks of anticipation, Intel launched its next-generation Atom chip, Bay Trail, at the Intel Developer Forum on Wednesday.

Hands-on with Bay Trail: Intel's latest, best hope for tablet relevance

Promising faster performance, longer battery life, and cheaper prices, the new chips can run Android or Windows and will power $199 tablets.

What we need to see in a Surface 2 tablet

Deep discounts are helping push the first Surface generation off the shelves, but the next generation's going to have to do better than that. Here's our wish list for the second time around.

Make room for big tablets, all-in-ones at IFA show

Panasonic and Acer believe bigger is better when it comes to tablets and all-in-ones. This video report from the IFA consumer electronics show looks at Panasonic's 20-inch 4K tablet and Acer's 24-inch all-in-one.

Surface 2 invitation

Next-gen Microsoft Surface announcement expected on Sept. 23

Microsoft has begun sending out announcements to a New York launch for new Surface hardware on Sept. 23.

The best of IFA 2013: 15 eye-grabbing laptops, cameras, smartwatches, and more

Most years, the IFA trade show in Berlin is pretty boring. In 2013, it's anything but.

Panasonic 4K tablet has stunning screen and price tag

Bigger is better, at least in the minds of Panasonic and Acer when it comes to tablets and all-in-ones.

Oakley Airwave

Intel hires wearable computing talent, but it's late to the game

Intel has hired away the senior design director for Oakley, who will bring his experience with smartglasses to the "new devices" team within the company.

Aava Mobile's Bay Trail tablet with an 8.3-inch screen (1)

Small-screen Windows 8.1 tablet with Bay Trail chip on tap for IDF

Startup Aava Mobile's white-label tablet has an 8.3-inch screen and is aimed at enterprises