Believed Missing, 7 Injured in Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion
Zuckerberg announces $199 Oculus Go as "sweet spot" standalone headset
Samsung Galaxy J2 2017 Edition gets launched in India
Some Google Home Minis found to be secretly recording everything they hear
Microsoft Seems to Have Stopped Developing Windows 10 Mobile
Consumer Reports no longer recommends Microsoft Surface devices due to reliability concerns
11 August 2017, 12:37 | Jenny Fowler
Consumer Reports pulled its Microsoft Surface tablet and laptop recommendations
Consumer Reports specifically mentioned four laptops in its report - the Surface Laptop (128GB and 256GB versions) and the Surface Book (128GB and 512GB versions) - but said its decision applies to all Microsoft devices with detachable keyboards as well as those with conventional clamshell designs.
The evidence the firm is citing is that they surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners and found that 25% of them had issues with the device within two years.
Microsoft seems hardly alarmed by the recommended rating pull out, believing that the findings do not reflect what actual Surface owners experience.
In May, Microsoft unveiled the fifth version of its Surface Pro, the biggest seller among those devices, with more powerful chips and better battery life, in a bid to reverse declining sales. Regarding the recommendation, Microsoft does not agree with Consumer Reports, stating that consumers provided different and positive experiences after purchasing the product.
"Microsoft Surface Pro is designed and built with performance and reliability in mind".
The mag claims that the differences in estimated breakage rates between the devices of "most other brands" is "statistically significant". But unless there is sufficient evidence to show that the device is unreliable or malfunctioning, consumer buying confidence is unlikely to be affected by it that much.
Gunmen Attack on Church 11 Dead in Nigeria Willy Obiano, the people of Anambra and the families of the victims and the survivors of this bad massacre". An eyewitness, who identified herself as a choir member, said the church was dark as there was no light.
Consumer Reports has announced it's pulling its recommendations on four Surface systems due to extremely high failure rates. "We survey our subscribers every year about numerous products they own". "A few commented that their machines froze or shut down unexpectedly, and several others told CR that the touch screens weren't responsive enough".
In lab tests, though, many Surface products performed well.
As parents and students look for new laptops this back-to-school season, Consumer Reports Magazine is cautioning about one popular brand.
What are your thoughts about Microsoft's Surface lineup?
Microsoft doesn't agree with Consumer Reports, but that doesn't surprise anyone.
Compared to the other companies reviewed by Consumer Reports, including Acer, Apple, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba, Microsoft has been making its own hardware for only a short period of time.
Trump warns NKorea of 'fire and fury'
The president said Kim Jong-un would be met with "fire and fury" should he continued to threaten America with a missile attack. Mr Trump has repeatedly complained about leaks of government information to the press.
Stephen Colbert to Interview Scaramucci Next Week
Colbert made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday evening. "This is just a heads up for our censors to get ready!" he tweeted . He also lampooned The Mooch for his New Yorker interview but said he was a "broken man" when Scaramucci was sacked .
4-Year-Old Shot in the Head During Road Rage Incident
Medical examiners found that none of the bullet fragments that hit his head penetrated all the way through his brain. At the time of the incident, Hill's 7-year-old daughter was also in the auto , but she was not injured.
South African assembly to vote on president by secret ballot
But the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said it was looking forward to its Constitutional Court case against Zuma in September. Demonstrations both for and against Zuma are planned in front of the parliament building before the much-anticipated vote.