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The Microsoft Surface tables we’ve seen so far are a little hefty to put it mildly but principal researcher Bill Buxton says we’ll see a radically thinner version headed for our homes within the next three years. Are you ready for a camera-packing Microsoft Surface with image recognition skills built in to your dining table?

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The iPad hit the UK almost two months ago and we’re still waiting for a real rival to break cover. Android tablets have their fans – the Dell Streak has captured the heart of the tinkering types – but the much-whispered about Google Chrome OS tablets are still lost in the cloud, the Blackberry tablet sounds uninspiring and the wave of Windows 7 slates is set to disappoint. As much as I’d love to see a compelling iPad rival soon, the army of alternatives will only let us down…

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iPad rivals are starting to look a little thin on the ground from Microsoft with rumours that the HP Slate won’t be packing Windows and the Microsoft Courier canned. But Bill Gates has come out swinging with stylus in hand to reassure us that there’s plenty of Microsoft tablets planned…

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Microsoft Courier cancelled

The Microsoft Courier is dead. The snazzy iPad rival that wowed us in concept videos has been canned by Microsoft executives. Does Microsoft have other plans or did it just think the Microsoft Courier was doomed to play second fiddle to the iPad?

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Microsoft Courier, Microsoft’s iPad battling tablet, has long seemed like just a concept but an official Microsoft jobs blog seems to have briefly made it more official. Was the Microsoft Courier reference a screw up by an HR droid or Microsoft teasing us once again with the prospect of the Microsoft Courier becoming a reality?

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Fisher-Price iXL: iPad for Kids

Fisher-Price has clearly been looking to Steve Jobs and Apple for inspiration. Its latest invention is the Fisher-Price iXL, a tiny touchscreen computer which runs apps and looks like an Apple iPad for infants…

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Don’t fancy popping outside for a snowball fight? Stay in with a hot bowl of soup and this big flurry of ice cool tech news as we present your daily Lunchtime Lowdown…
First up today, we looked at rumours that the Microsoft Courier Tablet could be launched during Microsoft’s CES 2010 keynote speech later today. Will the dual touchscreen Microsoft Courier arrive ahead of Apple’s Tablet? It looks likely.
And while Apple (allegedly) continues to labour on the Apple Tablet, it’s slapped down a serious hunk of change to buy mobile advertising firm Quattro Wireless. We wondered how it relates to the future of iPhone, the Tablet and the iTunes App Store.
Finally, Facebook’s new privacy settings caused plenty of controversy when they were announced, now it seems they’ve also opened up a major loophole. Read the original story to find out how someone could grab all your private profile details.
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Lunchtime LowdownDon’t fancy popping outside for a snowball fight? Stay in with a hot bowl of soup and this big flurry of ice cool tech news as we present your daily Lunchtime Lowdown…

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Microsoft CourierMicrosoft’s Courier tablet device could break cover officially today during Steve Ballmer’s keynote CES address  tomorrow. The tablet is reportedly built by HP and could hit the shelves by mid-2010.

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