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Microsoft Launches Affordable ‘Surface Go’ Tablet

"Surface Go" comes with "Surface Connect" for charging and docking, USB-C 3.1 for data and video transferring, a headphone jack and a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion

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Microsoft on Tuesday launched its most portable and affordable surface tablet — 10-inch “Surface Go” — starting at $399.

The “Go” features integrated kickstand, Windows 10 and a similar design to the Surface Pro.

The device will be available for pre-order in the US, Canada and Australia, starting on July 10. Shipment starts in August.

“The 2-in-1 device, weighing nearly 500 grams, supports inking with the Surface Pen, a 3:2 custom calibrated display, a built-in hinge with full friction and type and mouse input support with Microsoft’s signature type cover,” the company said in a statement.

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The light-weight device with a 4K monitor is powered by the 7th generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, offering a nine hour battery life.

“Our team worked closely with Intel to optimize power, performance and battery for the most critical tasks people perform every day,” Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, Microsoft, wrote in a blog post.

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“Surface Go” comes with “Surface Connect” for charging and docking, USB-C 3.1 for data and video transferring, a headphone jack and a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion.

“Products would begin to hit the shelves on August 2. We’re also happy to share that an LTE model will be arriving late,” Panay added. (IANS)

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Microsoft Interns Make English Learning App

In addition, the app comes with three games that would help the users practice saved words

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Eight interns from Microsoft’s Garage Intern Team have developed an Android app – Read My World – for people willing to learn the English language.

The app requires and allows users to take a photo to identify an object from a library of over 1,500 vocabulary words, the company wrote in a blog-post on Thursday.

Using syllabification and text-to-speech features, the user can hear and see the spelling of the object as a vocabulary word, then add it to a personal dictionary for practice later.

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Logo of Microsoft outside it’s office. Pixabay

The app would let users see the spelling and hear the phonetic pronunciation of identified vocab words.

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Read My World would also give users the option to save photos with corresponding identified word to a personal dictionary for later reference.

In addition, the app comes with three games that would help the users practice saved words. (IANS)