Consumer Reports Refuses To Recommend Microsoft Surface Book 2

Consumer Reports Refuses To Recommend Microsoft Surface Book 2

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[ad_1] An anonymous reader writes: Earlier in the year, the review group said that problems with reliability meant that it was impossible for it to recommend any Microsoft laptop or tablet. Now Consumer Reports says that this extends to the Surface Book 2, meaning that the device will not be recommended. Microsoft is likely to be similarly disappointed with Consumer Reports' statement about the Surface Book 2. Speaking to Benzinga, Consumer Reports' spokesperson James McQueen said: "We will evaluate the performance of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 once we get it into our labs next month for testing, but we will not be able to recommend it. Our decision to withhold our recommendation of all Microsoft laptops and tablets is still in effect."
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Mozilla To Document Cross-Browser Web Dev Standards with Google, Microsoft, Samsung, and W3C

Mozilla To Document Cross-Browser Web Dev Standards with Google, Microsoft, Samsung, and W3C

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[ad_1] Mozilla has announced deeper partnerships with Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and web standards body W3C to create cross-browser documentation on MDN Web Docs, a web development documentation portal created by Mozilla. From a report: MDN Web Docs first came to fruition in 2005, and it has since been known under various names, including the Mozilla Developer Network and Mozilla Developer Center. Today, MDN Web Docs serves as a community and library of sorts covering all things related to web technologies and standards, including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, open web app development, Firefox add-on development, and more. The web constitutes multiple players from across the technology spectrum and, of course, multiple browsers, including Microsoft's Edge, Google's Chrome, Mozilla's Firefox, and the Samsung Internet Browser. To avoid fragmentation and ensure end-users have a…
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Microsoft Employees Can Now Work In Treehouses

Microsoft Employees Can Now Work In Treehouses

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[ad_1] Microsoft's campus now features three outdoor treehouses for its employees. An anonymous reader quotes CNBC: More than 12 feet off the ground, the treehouses feature charred-wood walls, skylights, at least one gas fireplace, Wi-Fi and hidden electrical outlets. Employees can even grab a bite at an outdoor extension of the indoor cafeteria. The "more Hobbit than HQ" treehouses are designed by Pete Nelson of the TV show "Treehouse Masters" and are part of Microsoft's growing "outdoor districts..." The company touts the professional benefits of working in nature -- greater creativity, focus and happiness -- but honestly, the treehouses are just plain cool. Microsoft touts a Harvard physician who believes nature "stimulates reward neurons in your brain. It turns off the stress response, which means you have lower cortisol levels,…
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Microsoft axes Groove Music service

Microsoft axes Groove Music service

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[ad_1] Image copyright Microsoft Microsoft is to close its last remaining music streaming and download service, Groove Music.From 31 December, customers will no longer be able to buy music downloads, and streaming subscriptions will end.People will be prompted to move their music collection to Spotify, while eligible Groove Music Pass subscribers will be offered a 60-day free trial of Spotify's premium tier.Microsoft thanked customers for their "support on this journey".The company has struggled to create a music service to match the popularity of rivals such as Spotify, Google Play Music and Apple's iTunes.Groove Music was its latest attempt, which replaced the Xbox Music service when it was launched in July 2015.It also replaced Microsoft's older Zune music service, left over from its attempt to rival the iPod music player. It…
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