Rumors of Apple's work on a larger iPad have existed for about a year, as have rumors of a new multitasking feature in iOS for its tablet line, and a report by 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman claims they could be revealed as soon as in June. The report cautions that plans could change, however, and the multitasking feature may not even be revealed at the Worldwide Apple Developer Conference in June if it's not polished enough.

If the feature is revealed, it will work similar to Microsoft's multitasking capabilities for tablets that have been available since Windows 8.

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Back in late 2013, Panasonic unveiled the Toughpad 4K, a gigantic 20-inch tablet with ruggedized construction, impressive specs and an ultra-high resolution display. The company has now rolled out a new version of the Windows 8.1 Pro tablet with some welcome spec bumps, including a new Intel Broadwell processor.

The new entry-level Toughpad 4K features an Intel Core i5 vPro, along with a HDMI 2.0 input for the first time, allowing you to connect 4K sources to watch them on the device's display. Key specs of the Toughpad 4K Standard include:

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Microsoft will undoubtedly announce a remake for the original "Gears of War" soon, thanks to information leaked online by some users testing the game. Unfortunately for those exact people, however, they won't be able to use their Xbox One consoles for an temporary period of time, as Microsoft has made them "entirely unusable."

According to an email obtained by Kotaku, Microsoft and VMC Games, a company that provides testing services with contractors, sent messages to users who leaked information about the upcoming remake informing them that they are banned from Xbox Live and their consoles are now unusable.

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Back in January, Microsoft confirmed that production of its Surface 2 tablet had ended - hardly a surprise, given that the device was first unveiled back in September 2013. Rumors in late 2014 that a 'Surface 3' was on the way ultimately amounted to nothing - but a report published today claims that a new Surface tablet is actually in development.

WinBeta claims that the new device will be launched "soon", and calls it "a successor to the Surface 2", despite not being based upon Windows RT as its implied predecessors were.

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A few days ago, Microsoft confirmed what - deep down - we all knew already: Windows Media Center is dead. That's left a big hole in the hearts of the faithful few that still rely on it - and who were still clinging to the hope that it might live on in Windows 10 - but one of its most useful features may be heading to the Xbox One.

Microsoft has done its best to position the Xbox One as a true home entertainment hub, as well as a top-notch games console, and TV has become a big part of that commitment. The Xbox One currently supports live TV in some markets, with an integrated program guide, and even allows users to pause and rewind TV broadcasts.

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Earlier this month, Apple announced a price reduction on its multimedia set-top box, slashing the cost of the Apple TV by almost a third to just $69. That's a pretty appealing price for a device that already had plenty to offer when it was priced at $99, but the next-generation model looks set to be even better.

According to BuzzFeed - which has been speaking with the oft-cited (but perennially unnamed) "sources familiar with the company's plans" - Apple will unveil the new box at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

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Microsoft’s shares have rallied despite a mixed financial quarter for the company and continued uncertainty in some of its key businesses.

Late last week, Microsoft announced its financial results for the company’s third fiscal quarter  (the first quarter of the calendar year) and although the results beat analysts’ predictions, they weren’t overwhelmingly positive.

While year over year performance was generally positive, with revenue growing by 6%, and gross margins up by 1%, looking at recent quarters sequentially Microsoft has seen some sharp declines.

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To the casual tech enthusiast, it might seem like USB Type-C has suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Two of the world's tech giants both unveiled their latest flagship notebooks this week - Apple, with its new 12-inch MacBook; and Google, which revealed its second-gen Chromebook Pixel - and both companies were quick to talk up the merits of the brand new Type-C connector on their devices.

Indeed, the USB Type-C connector is a relatively new development, but it is based on the USB 3.1 specification, which was finalized almost two years ago.

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Two weeks ago, Microsoft announced the Surface 3 - a slightly smaller, more affordable (and less well-equipped) version of its premium Surface Pro 3 tablet. The new device has a lot to offer - but if you've still got your heart set on its bigger brother, you may be able to buy it with a significant discount over in the US.

When you trade in another working tablet at Best Buy, the retailer will give you a store gift card, worth at least $50 - but potentially worth a great deal more, depending on the exact tablet that you trade in, and its condition. Additionally, Best Buy will give you a coupon entitling you to a further $150 off a Surface Pro 3.

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Apple is currently holding it's "Spring Forward" event in San Francisco today and unveiled a new 12-inch MacBook, which comes in gold and is much thinner than previous versions.

Although we didn't see a new Apple TV make its debut at Apple's "Spring Forward" event, we did see a huge price cut and lucrative partnership with HBO.

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