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Surface Pro 2 Will not boot up

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 will not boot up

I found the other day that the Surface Pro 2 decided it would no longer turn on!!

It appears the device had gone into some kind of deep hibernation state, whether to avoid overcharging or due to an Application altering the system I’m not sure, anyway this is how to get it back to normal:-

On the Volume key on the left side press the increase volume rocker whilst you press the Surface Pro 2 power button…This can take 20 seconds…. when you see the Surface logo appear let go of the buttons. Then press the Power button as normal. This should allow the device to boot normally.

 

 

 

SmartWatch The Android Compatible Watch From Sony

 

I have been using the Sony SmartWatch for a few months now coupled with a Sony Xperia S phone. I must say so far I have been quite impressed with the
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Microsoft Surfaces With New Tablet

This week Microsoft unveiled Surface it’s own version of the Tablet. Microsoft moving into the hardware market should make it interesting, especially as they may be competing against other hardware manufacturers using the Windows OS!

Hardware and Software by the same company that sounds familiar!

Microsoft Surface Tablet

 

There will be a choice of either Intel or ARM-Based processors.The Intel devices will be powered by Surface for Windows 8 Pro Operating System. The ARM-Based device will be powered by Windows RT (the Run-Time Metro only version of Windows 8). I assume Microsoft will hope to break the hold that Apple has on this market, albeit a bit late. But as the Tablet Market increases there is hopefully enough room for new and exciting Tablets. The following statistic is no doubt of interest to Microsoft!

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Nike Fuel Band Checks Your Fitness Wherever You Are

Nike recently released another fitness accessory to ensure that your are always maintaining peek fitness and achieving daily goals. Or alternatively you just use it as  cute designer fashion accessory!

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Is This The Desk Of The Future

Is his the desk of the future? if so I’d like one. With Windows 8 Metro style arriving soon this could be the natural evolution of Tablet computing. At least you won’t get such tired arms whilst using this touch interface, a problem I mentioned in my post on Windows 8.

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Picture Source: “Tableg” concept by Wunderman Design

Google Maps..Google Streets now Google Drive

Cloud storage is a popular topic at the moment with online storage options coming from, among others, Apple, Microsoft, DropBox, Samsung and Amazon.  This week a new option arrived on the scene, Google Drive.  If you sign in with your Google account you can request notification when your Drive is ready to use.

 

 

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The App that forces you to Get out Of Bed (GOOB)

 

All smart phones have various types of alarms on them and there are more and more Apps available with different methods of waking you up. Before I used the standard App on my phone I tried all sorts of alarms from ones you throw at wall to ones that try and hide themselves, from Apps that make it look like the sun is rising to Apps that wake you at the optimum time in your sleep cycle.

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Windows 8 …… A Users View

 

I have been using Windows 8 for a month or so and can’t decide if I like it or not.

I ran a clean install initially of Windows 8 but I could not find some of the drivers required for the integrated devices, so I installed a vanilla version of Windows 7 and then upgraded to Windows 8 Consumer version and all devices are now successfully installed.

Apple iPAD 3.. Overhyped or just Overheating…

Following on from the post on the Apple iPAD 3, reports are surfacing from some of the early buyers of problems with heat. On the Apple discussion boards, people commented on how hot the device got in the lower left hand corner.  One user described it as “scorching hot” after playing Real Racing 2.

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This is a Parrot worth listening to… ZIK Bluetooth Headphones by Starck

I’ve always liked Bluetooth headphones just for the convenience of having no wires! This new set due out in 2012 caught my eye. They are by Parrot a company well known for wireless connectivity. They are called ZIK and designed by Phillipe Starck

 

 

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