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Microsoft covers every base with 8 new Surface accessories

From battery boosts to portable productivity to, um, music mixing, the slew of new Surface accessories covers most everyone's needs.

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.

Microsoft invites trade-ins for Windows phones, Surface

Microsoft has expanded a buyback program to boost sales of Windows smartphones and tablets, and will pay up to $350 for a variety of rival hardware running Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

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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.

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Clockwise Podcast: Subsidies, Apple's fitness sensor, iPhone lines, and Surface 2

The messed-up world of phone subsidies, the M7 processor on the iPhone 5s, the wisdom of waiting in lines, and what Surface 2 needs to do to succeed. With guests Serenity Caldwell and Brad Chacos.

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Microsoft dangles $200 gift cards to coax iPad owners to swap for a Surface

But don't forget: The second generation of Surface tablets is coming soon.

Unlock your Surface RT tablet's hidden superpowers

The Surface RT might seem limited, but smart use of its connectivity and apps can make it an able sidekick for your computing needs.

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.

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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.