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Yesterday, we got some hands-on time with Microsoft's next Surface model; the imaginatively titled Surface 2. While still based on the Windows RT operating system, Microsoft has added a stack of new tech under the hood in a bid to satisfy non-casual users. The result is a versatile tablet/laptop hybrid that genuinely fulfills both criteria. Here are five improvements that arguably make the Suface 2 a worthy laptop replacement.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Microsoft has announced that it will sell Surface RT tablets to Australian education institutions at discounted prices. For a limited time, schools will be able to snap up RT tablets for as little as $219 each -- that's over 50 percent off.

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It's been more than a month since Microsoft started selling the Surface RT. That's enough time for the initial shine to wear off, and time for it to start really mattering. But does it?