Microsoft’s Panos Panay On Surface Pro’s First Five Years

The tablet/laptop combo started as a bold gambit to shake up the PC industry—and established a new class of device that turned out to have staying power.

FC: You mentioned Microsoft changing. Obviously, it was quite a different company five years ago. How has Surface been part of that change, and how has that change influenced where Surface is going?

PP: The evolution of how we make Surface, why we make Surface, has grown with the company and its change. It also has been one of the catalysts to inspire how we make products across the company. I think you see that in the latest products. The idea that this device sits in the middle of the table across all teams. The Microsoft culture that Satya [Nadella] talks about in “One Microsoft,” this is the epitome of that: where you put the product in the middle of the table, metaphorically—but maybe not even metaphorically, we physically do it—and cross-company, teams sit in a room, inspired by the direction we want to take the products with a collection of hardware and software.

The importance of that feeling that the customer gets when they get a complete product is so critical.

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Microsoft Surface Book Entry-Level Edition Available With A Limited Time Only Discount

Surface Book Pro entry-level variant is now available on Microsoft Stores for a limited-time discounted offer of $200 off. Does this most basic, but ultimate, laptop sporting a 6th-gen Intel Core Skylake Processor already powerful enough to feed technopiles’ laptop needs? Let us find out here for more details.

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The Wait is finaly over… we call it, the iPad.” It’s official.

After months of rumors Apple announced their new Apple iPad PC – from what Ive seen it, even though it lacks ink functionality it seems to have everything else you could want in a 1.5 pound package.   I look forward to getting my hands on one to review for all of you.

New Apple iPad

And we call it, the iPad.” It’s official.

9.7-inch IPS display, “It’s half an inch thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds

the iPad pricing starts, not at $999, but at $499.”

teve Jobs Live from the Launch event:“As you know, Apple builds the same multitouch sensors in the world.” And it has multitouch on this. It’s powered by a 1GHz Apple A4 chip, and has 16GB to 64GB of flash storage “And it screams.”

802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. 30-pin connector, speaker, microphone, accelerometer and compass.

“And it’s got battery. What is the battery life of this remarkable new device?” 10 hours of battery life.

“A few other things…I’d like to talk about iTunes.” It syncs like an iPhone with your Mac or PC over the 30-pin cable. You sync everything: photos, music, movies, TV shows, contacts, calendars, bookmarks and applications, like the iPhone. Even backups.

And now, wireless networking. It has Wi-Fi, but there are models with 3G.

What does it cost for the data plans? In the US, companies charge $60 for a data plan for laptops. But, “we’ve got a real breakthrough here. We’ve got two awesome plans for iPad owners.” The first is 250MB data a month for $15.

And if you want unlimited data for $30 a month.

all iPad 3G models are unlocked, and they use GSM micro SIMs, so if your carrier offers micro SIMs, “they’ll just work.”

Technology & Fashion Merging Together on Project Runway

HP Computers Usher in New Levels of Design Innovation on Season Seven of Lifetime Television’s Hit Series “Project Runway”

Fusing the worlds of fashion and technology, HP today announced with Intel a product integration with Lifetime Television’s hit show “Project Runway” that makes HP’s touch-enabled PCs and notebooks an integral part of the Project Runway Logocreative process throughout the show’s new season.

Contestants will, for the first time in the history of the series, have the option to use computers to sketch designs and inspire their work. “Project Runway” season seven will premiere Jan. 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.

“Technology is what’s next in fashion design. Forward-thinking designers are exploring new ways to use technology in the design process,” said Barbara Schneeweiss, vice president of Production and Development for TV and Feature Film at The Weinstein Company.

Technology on the show HP TouchSmart tm2 Tablet PC with Pen

The “Project Runway” designers will have the opportunity to unleash their creativity using HP TouchSmart PCs and HP TouchSmart tm2 notebooks, both powered with Intel processors. The screen of the tm2 can be rotated around and converted to slate mode, morphing it into a sketchpad with digital pen. This allows the designers to draw, sketch and take notes with near limitless options for colors, brushes and effects.

The winning designer of season seven will receive a $50,000 prize package from HP and Intel to create, design and run his or her own business.

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