Analyst: Microsoft faces uphill tablet battle



Redmond may have high hopes for its Surface tablet, but analysts at ABI Research believe Microsoft is likely to face an uphill battle as it attempts to challenge Apple's wildly popular iPad. 



Can Microsoft's Surface tablet compete with iOS and Android?


Microsoft's Surface tablet is one sleek looking device. But can it take on Apple's wildly popular iPad and the plethora of Android tablets already on the market?

Microsoft showcases Windows 8 Surface tablets



Microsoft showcased a new lineup of slick Windows 8 powered "Surface" tablets at an event today in Hollywood, California.

Life on Mars? Not on the surface

Mars may have been an arid planet for over 600 million years, making it too hostile for any life to survive on the planet's surface.

Microsoft Surface gets a bit more accessible

Companies wanting to get in on Microsoft's futuristic tabletop computer system can now put their orders in more a slightly more accessible price point than the tens of thousands of dollars it used to cost.

Messenger probe reveals Mercury surprises

Mercury's a bit weird, say NASA scientists, with a different surface composition and magnetic field to other planets.

Kinect takes Chevy's Volt for a virtual spin

Want to take Chevy's Volt for a virtual spin? Well, now you can - with Microsoft's Kinect for the Xbox 360. 

Japanese probe sets sail to Venus

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is poised to launch a probe on a two-year mission to study the weather and explore the enigmatic surface of cloud-shrouded Venus.

Microsoft touts Windows 7 Touch Pack

Microsoft has debuted its Windows 7 Touch Pack for the eager PC masses.