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Microsoft expected to unveil a pair of Lumia smartphones, Surface Pro 4 and Band 2 at October event

Q: Microsoft expected to unveil a pair of Lumia smartphones, Surface Pro 4 and Band 2 at October event

Microsoft is reportedly planning to host a massive hardware-focused media event this fall in which it'll introduce two new Lumia-branded smartphones, the Microsoft Band 2 wearable and the Surface Pro 4.

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A: Microsoft expected to unveil a pair of Lumia smartphones, Surface Pro 4 and Band 2 at October event

I hope they release a updated Type Cover keyboard. That is literally the only gripe I have with the SP3.

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A:Microsoft shows off PC integrated into power plug

They may be handy to a lot and even have very reasonable prices but I can't imagine myself ever wanting any of these.
 

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Hey guys and gals my names Alex I m in the market right now for what to get for myself as far as a mobile pc goes I ve been doing a lot of research on Microsoft Laptop Pro on Surface 3 Opinions or s Surface Pro and honestly I m really happy with the results What I m looking for is pretty much what the SP has mobility but power Now that s just my general needs honestly I could probably do without the SP but I m starting to get into D modelling and along with D modelling a little bit of art I don t and probably won t do it professionally but more-so as something to Opinions on Surface Pro 3 or Laptop do on the side for fun and maybe to help developer buddies of mine looking for models or art of some kind but still mostly for fun By the way the version of the SP I m looking at right now is the i variant with the gb of ram and gb SSD Read and believe it s the best price wise for the uses I ll Opinions on Surface Pro 3 or Laptop be using it for ie d modelling drawing light games Opinions on Surface Pro 3 or Laptop etc Explained more below And I ve read up on the Yoga a little as well and I ve found that it costs about the same as the Pro for just about the same components The pen for the SP looks really good and from what I ve heard works really well with the tablet But besides just being a good tablet I m wanting something that can work as a bit of a laptop I m a big gamer BUT When I m on the road I m not the kinda guy to be interested in playing HEAVY games really When I m on the sail boat or on the road or something I d much rather have lighter less battery required games like Dwarf Fortress or small rogue likes anything that s fun requires thought and can drag me away from the drive unless I m driving So I think the SP would be perfect for Dwarf Fort and other small games I play simply because usually they require more processor and near to no graphics with the occasional exception So I guess really a tablet would be my best option at least personally I really don t want to lose that ability to use a pen in favor of being able to more easily modify and repair a device such as a laptop I guess the next question is is the Surface Pro my best option for tablets So far it s the most highest rated one I ve seen as good for regular consumers go instead of just professionals So I guess my question is does anyone have their own opinions on the SP or other tablets possibly cheaper that are just about as good Please try to avoid being biased or putting a product down due to a defect or something I want good sturdy advice with someone that s had a lot of experience with the SP while doing the same things I do or at least similar Cheers Alex PS Money isn t that much of a problem for me really but being cheap whilst also strong performance wise is a really good thing for me Used to work on a really really slow PC and really don t want to go back in time Also I am pretty good with computers I ve spent a good portion of my life working on them myself and even have built the PC I m using right now myself not that that matters too much but it s more to say that if there are things I have to do to improve performance of the SP or something etc to help that kind of thing nbsp

A:Opinions on Surface Pro 3 or Laptop

I should mention, the main use for this PC is NOT gaming, if you haven't already figured that out. It's meant more for browsing on the side of my main PC, for browsing and other things when I'm on the road, modelling when I'm away from my main PC, etc. NOT gaming.
 

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Much of the lure surrounding Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Mini was the notion that it'd come in at a lower price point compared to its full-sized brother. That project was ultimately scrapped and instead, we got the Surface Pro 3 -...

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A:Microsoft's new Atom-powered Surface 3 starts at $499

This was sounding so promising then I got to 2GB RAM....

Have a look at your PC now - if you are running next to nothing over standard windows services, then you are probably somewhere around 1.2GB. Add an email client, some virus software a few Chrome Tabs and you will already be swapping away to page file as the OS starts to worry about memory and things will start to grind. How much would 2 more MB cost? Shame as otherwise it sounds quite a capable little machine.
 

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In a strange turn of events, Nvidia elected to use Epic Games' media event (instead of its own last night) at the Game Developers Conference to reveal its newest flagship graphics card, the Titan X.

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A:Nvidia crashes Epic Games' media event, announces Titan X graphics card

Soo... What are the chances of a 6GB "980Ti" variant? A bit like the 780Ti was to the Titan Black?
Because it would be better for games and a hell of a lot cheaper

If the rumor mill is to be believed, the price is going to be $1,349, Most people who buy this for gaming will have no use of the double precision floating point prowess of the card, and the few that would probably should have spent a couple hundred extra bucks to get a proper Quadro!
 

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Sir,
plz rate (or give ranks to) the following smartphones :
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- sony xperia z
- htc desire 816
I'm really confused b/w these phones ..
 

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Good day mates! Quick question, what smart phone are you using for gaming? I use a Samsung S Duos and it seems fine to me. Getting rare delays and hangs but works good in my gaming. I play Kingdom of Legend and it runs smoothly in my phone. I can also play other games but I really liked this one because I don't get lags or any internet connections problems. Suggest me any phones and the price so I can budget things out lol.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Games for smartphones? What is your phone?

Samsung GalaxyNote3
 

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Almost all the internet advice suggests the fix is easy. Would the fact I've worked on this for over a month now suggest I am a one-off?!!!

A Google search revealed that there are many people who have had the same problem still unresolved after two years or so - just as often with other Windows Phones rather than Nokia. Can anyone help please?
 

A:Microsoft Zune will not recognize my Nokia Lumia 800...

Any luck with this?
 

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PLEASE HELP? I don't know how to fix this because I don't know what it means.
 

A:Hard drive is reporting a Smart Event error message

It telling you your hard drive is on its way out. You can try running a check disk and see if that helps. But to be on the safe side you should back up your personal files.
 

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When I click, the thing goes away.

Any way to totally delete this annoying feature other than throwing the mouse away and
getting another Logitech?

Thanks!
 

A:Microsoft mouse scrolling so annoying

Wow I know that feeling. I had a MS mouse that did the same thing. Never could figure out how to stop it from doing that. I search over the internet and never found a answer. Even tried its support site. I ended up getting rid of it and going back to a Logitech.
 

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A:Torn between some smartphones

The S4 mini has beaten down specs. If you are not a spec freak, then go for it. Have you thought of the iPhone 5? Or maybe the iPhone 5S coming out next month.
 

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A colleague and myself are the only ones who use this database - it holds 17,000+ files that we have to track. Hers works fine, albeit slowly.

Any help out there with this one? Always appreciated.

Thanks
 

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A:How do cheap clone smartphones compare to the real thing?

I never really go for clones. Go for something cheaper from a big name brand. There are plenty of smartphones here in the US that are cheap ($50USD-$100), some even free.
 

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I am running XP SP 2 on Intel Motherboard DH55TC, Core i5 CPU. UAA High Definition Audio class driver is resulting in high hardware interrupts that uses upto 10 to 12% of CPU. The interrupts goes away if I uninstall UAA Bus driver through Device Manager. But this also disables RealTek audio driver which means I hear sound no more.

I tried updating the UAA driver to Version 1.0a but still the hardware interrupts wont go away. Please help how to fix this issue.
 

A:Microsoft UAA bus driver for High Definition Audio is causing high hardware interrupt

Download the Realtek drivers here Realtek drivers, you want the third one down, Windows 2000, Windows XP/2003(32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file)
 

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I get this error message in my event viewer a couple of time an hour:

Source: ACPI
Event ID: 13

: The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. This may indicate that there is an error in the EC hardware or firmware or that the BIOS is accessing the EC incorrectly. You should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. In some situations, this error may cause the computer to function incorrectly.

Also, when my computer is unplugged from the AC and running on battery power the system lags a lot and after about 15 minutes its turns off without warning.

I feel like this is all connected. Any advice?

Thank you!
 

A:ACPI error Event ID 13

This could be caused by a failing hard drive
 

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A:DNS client event errors

Easiest approach is to delete the host file
\windows\system32\drivers\etc contains hosts

you need ADMIN privileges
First stop the client by getting a cmd prompt and enter net stop "dns client" (exactly as shown)
now cd to \windows\system32\drivers\etc

del hosts
then recreate it using echo "" >hosts
(that is two consecutive double-quotes without anything between)

now you should clear the event viewer log containing the error and follow up with
net start "dns client"
 

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A:Windows 7/Microsoft Lifecam

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If these options are not possible, you may have to purchase a new one.

Please reply back with the model of the webcam.
 

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A:ATIV S or Lumia 920

I'm firmly set on the Lumia 920 right now. I've always had a thing for Nokia handsets, and until Android hit the scene I only ever owned them. Plus, I don't think I'll miss the lack of storage expansion (my SGS3 has 16GB now and I'm only using 1GB of it!), and I think Nokia will be quicker and more supportive with its own apps than Samsung will be.
 

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A:Computer not visible in Microsoft Windows Network

My understanding is that

a given system(A) may be attached to a domain OR
unattached and accessed in a workgroup; mutually exclusive.
That says your request is not possible
 

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http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.235034100/categoryId.54297600

And Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows :

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbo...d-20&ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1322381006&sr=8-3

They both seem pretty good, but have heard very mixed views on razer products...

Which one is better ?
 

A:Razer Onza or Microsoft controller for Windows?

Do you already own a wireless 360 controller? You can use a 360 controller on your PC if you add one of these. I use it and it works fine.
http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Wire...FCT2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331256805&sr=8-1
 

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Just to whet the appetite of the Techspotters who are squirreling away cash ready for the day that 28nm GPU's see the light of day.


8+6 pin PCI-E (with provision for 2 x 8 pin possibly for testing purposes).
12 memory IC's -so presumeably 12 x 32-bit = 384-bit memory bus
Tahiti (HD 7970/7950) production/availability slated for Q1 2012, Pitcairn (HD7870/7850?) in Q2 2012.

[Source : Beyond3D forums]
 

A:AMD Tahiti (HD 7970/7950) pics surface

Some possible info surfacing at OBR (He of the supposed-fake-but-actually-on-the-money-Bulldozer-leaks).
The graphs look off from what I've seen on the intertubes, but the 15% improvement over GTX 580 in 3DMark11 seems on the money, which should translate to ~22-25% better performance than the HD 6970 in gaming. This would tend to add weight to the decision to allow board partners to have custom HD 7950 designs at launch, since it would seem that the 7950 isn't going to be the performance equal of GTX 580/ overclocked 570. Custom SKU's would allow overclocked performance to better match the Nvidia cards -much the same strategy as Nvidia employed with the GTX 560Ti.

PCGH are reporting that the 7970 will hit retail at a ?539-549 price point.
 

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More on Bulldozer Architecture here from WCCF Tech....



http://wccftech.com/amd-slides-detail-bulldozer-zambezifx-am3-platform-architecture/






 

A:Slides surface on Bulldozer innards

G, in the past 8 months we have read a ton of rumor with a ton of supposed genuine slides only to find out so much is bogus. X-Bit Labs website in particular comes to mind

And you understand this a lot better than most people I know. So this NOT directed at you. I just like to know what you think and how reliable is this website?
 

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A:Memory running slower than expected

In order to run your RAM at 1600 on your board the RAM must be overclocked. This is why the motherboard has it set at 1333. See this link and click on the Detail tab: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131398

Great choices on board, memory, and power supply.
 

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DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer MARK-PC.pmc.local using any of the configured protocols.

It has a range of different computer names within the same events. As far as DCOM is configured it's only setup to use TCP-IP.

Server - Windows Server 2008 Standard FE
System type: 64-bit Operating System

Clients:
24 XP Pro
2 Vista Pro
2 Vista Home (should they be using home in an environment like this?)

I have attached the last 256 logs from Application & System as of yesterday evening at around 5pm'ish. I've checked again this morning and looks like the same error has already been re-occurring.

Can anyone give me any suggestion as to where to go with this?

Thanks.
 

A:Event ID: 10009 DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer <computer name>

Extra Info

Sorry I forgot to also mention that the server is acting as a DHCP server and that there router has had DHCP disabled. Client PC'S are set to local static IP'S and are not actually set to obtain if this has any variance.

Thanks, David
 

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Is there any way to make it smoother?
 

A:Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 - making it smoother?

If you haven't already, install the intellipoint driver. Although the mouse will work using the native Windows driver, you will have fuller use of its capabilities if you install the latest driver.
 

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A:RAID errors on large copies and in event viewer

So I went to Q:\ and selected all (highlighting all top-level files and folders, and their subcontents), copied, then went to D:\ and pasted.Click to expand...

Ouch! The technique of copy/paste is more likely to cause issues than anything else, especially on large size transfers.


Empty the Raid target
Select the top-level-folders
drag-n-drop onto the Raid Drive letter

 

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I'm not sure if the PS3 supports USB headsets like a PC does. I also don't know for sure that the USB ports on the console are 2.0, because the only thing I use them for are charging the controllers. I could try my USB headset a little later to test it out... but most USB headsets just convert to regular 3.5mm jacks anyways. If you have an audio receiver you could use optical audio with the PS3 and then connect your headset that way. I actually use my PC's sound card as my receiver and connect my phones through the computer. Of course I need the computer on when I use the PS3 but there are a number of options with any headset.

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A:Can't connect to Internet after reinstalling Microsoft XP

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What did you use to scan your system for virus and spyware infestations?
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A:Green Band Problem

-=Do you download your movies from various sources or from one source?
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1




Right click on My Computer, go to Properties, Hardware Tab, Device Manager. Look for any yellow bubbles next to the devices. If you see any, right click on it and click install driver. Select the option to find the drivers yourself, the next screen should allow you to browse and navigate to that folder. If the drivers still don't install then go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com in IE and get any hardware updates you can get. The MS bus driver might be an update you need to get.Click to expand...

2




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A:Microsoft ACPI compliant system? too many?

That is not a normal thing imo.

In Bios;

Make sure your Advanced setting for Plug and Play OS is set to Yes.

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A:Tcpip Warning in Event Viewer/System

Concurrent Session usually are found in your browser or a Torrent client application.
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Would anyone know if this is a known problem? I have the latest video drivers.

Thanks,

Alex
 

A:Atapi Error Event ID 9 freezes computer

do you have a good driver? Did you update the drivers recently? If so roll back to the previous working driver.
 

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A:ATI Radeon 9200 only works with Microsoft drivers

Fully uninstall the ATI program
You may also use the ATI uninstall program to be very thorough.

Download the most up to date ATI program(drivers) for your card
Re-install and test again.
 

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A:Cannot connect only to Microsoft sites

what operating system did you install?
did you also install a firewall program or any other "freeware" utilities for internet security and stuff?
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please post back
mscrx
 

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A:Event ID 1001: server rebooting from bugcheck

Pls reply asap i need help urgently thanks

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Computer hardware specs please!
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A:TechSpot news: AMD Barcelona Launch Event

Here are a couple more links:

Making progress
Nothing like something from The Inq!
Not a savior?
 

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need more specs

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A:Microsoft Mouse Problems

The "lag" you are referring to is fairly common in lower priced optical mice. what model do you have and what kind of surface are you using it on?
 

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A:Radeon 9800XT not running as expected

it could be a defective card but it could also be the fault of driver cleaner. other people that used it to clean oout nvidia drivers have had problems after using it. it seems to have a tendancy to take out files it shouldnt. like .dll files.

put your XP disk in your rom drive and open a command prompt. type sfc /scannow this will run system file checker and repair or replace any damaged or missing system files.
 

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A:Radeon X1800 XT not what i expected

A pretty good article here:

http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20051006/index.html
 

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PS. works if I boot with old keyboard/mouse and then change over to wireless whilst running but when reboots same old problem

Please please help
 

A:Microsoft Wireless Keyboard Problem

Could be that the PC is too old to accomodate a wireless keyboard.
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A:Another sound card problem! echo event

Hi benz925,
i have exactly the same problem than you with a gina 20 and a Asus P5GD2 premium wireless edition Mobo ...;(
For me , that's not a drivers problem , i have install the Gina with the same drivers on another compute with the same XP pro sp2 and it works fine.
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The more simple is to put the mail i send to echo support ( without any response , not too cool) for explain my problem and all the things i have try to fix it and it will be cool to stay in touch if we find something.
What is the reference of your Mobo please ?
bye

My mail to Echo-support :
Hello Echo, and first sorry for my terrible english, i 'm from France.
I can't make work my gina 20 with my new config and i've try a lot of things and all your latest drivers 6.11, 6.08, 6.05, so perhaps you can help me.
the card still work fine on my olds computers, and also with a more recent config with XP pro sp2 installed by me identically to my compute ( brother's computer )with the 6.11 drivers.
On mine, install is fine with all the drivers versions for W2K/XP and it seems to have no problem on the device manager.
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no sound, or sometimes white noise
software that crash or not read any audio events
no output level in the console or sometimes all in the red

Softs work fine with the cheap sound card integrated with the mobo ( but cheap sound, lot of latency, not a gina

I've reinstall completely XP ,without the plug&play option in the bios to prevent hardware conflicts, so i don't have any other soundcard (disabled in bios also), no wifi, no lan,no drivers of graphic card, nothing ...

Gina appear on IRQ 21 without sharing or conflict and it's always the same problem ;(

So i just describe my config and perhaps you have an idea to something to test, it will be wonderful :

pentim 640 3.2Ghz
mobo asus p5GD2 premium (last bios) with chip sound: c-media9880 (same problem with sound chip enabled in bios and not installed)
GC Gigabyte 6600 GT
1 Go ddr2 533 corsair select
hd hitachi S-ATA
win XP PRO sp2
Antec sonata (alim 380 w)
and .. echo Gina 20

Perhaps my sound card is too old for one of this new components and i have to stop to experienced ? In this case it will be better with a Gina 24 or 3G ?

Thanks a lot by advance for support me, i'm really out of idea to try.

Have a good day, and whatever, thanks for the excellent sound of your products.

Sincerely,
 

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I would take the Crucial Ballistix. After all, you want performance, not some more decorations for your Xmas-tree!
 

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The Windows-built-in standard USB mouse-drivers should let you use scrolling without any problems. No need to install those bloated Intellipoint drivers.
 

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So does anyone else use a wireless keyboard/mouse?
 

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is that many errors normal...........

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A:admin tools/ event viewer???

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