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CNET Update: Google next up against Microsoft Surface

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CNET Update: Google next up against Microsoft Surface

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Microsoft's Surface tablet brings a new tension to the tablet wars, and Google is expected to make the next strike.

Hyun is just a perfect time her backyard barbecues lemonade and tablet warfare -- scary and this is CNET update. If you want -- tablet that can compete against the iPad yet got to build it yourself. That's the philosophy of Microsoft which just showed off its first tablet called circuits. And makes -- who was gonna have its own tablet to. The word is that Google has worked with -- to build its own tablet. We're expecting to see more on that next week at its -- developers conference. Folks we're in a new age of tablet wars where the system makers have to get their hands in the next to create and meaningful the -- And Microsoft is not happy with the tablets coming from its partners -- -- there so here comes the circuits. It's got solid hardware from what we can tell it comes with a sixteen and the biggest take away. A comfort that sister as a keyboard it comes in two flavors a late version -- likely be priced somewhere around 500 dollars. And a pro version that could be powerful enough. To be a laptop replacement. Of course that all depends on a few factors like how much we love that -- We don't know press we don't know when it'll go on sale. But he did you know that Microsoft hopes to avoid the same mistakes of failed laptops like -- It's all about apps and how the surface will play along with -- other gadgets. Microsoft says nothing about higher late will be better knocking about how it could be tied in with an Xbox nothing about bounce would be -- that's what's next. There's an event for Windows Phone developers that begins Wednesday and we'll get a look at the next generation windows. In other news the mobile card reader square is adding customer -- punch cards to its apps. Merchants can use -- to encourage customers to return -- collect points. I'm happy carry around an actual cart that keeps track -- that for you. Air -- -- is getting more popular more than ten million people have booked overnight stays. With the rental by -- service the site helps travelers find places to stay in people's homes and currently has 200000 room listings. FaceBook will soon be customizing ads you see. Based on your location as a query to report from Bloomberg the GPS your phone lookup Facebook's and customize ads about places that are nearby. The Spotify app is becoming more like pandora and has added a free streaming radio feature in happy for Apple devices. Users in the United States can treatment -- streaming radio stations or seeing their tracks they hear on the radio to their -- -- playlist. This feature was added to the desktop version last month. Thank you tech -- update we're safe for more in a story Tuesday show is at cnet.com slash update from our studios in New York -- here.
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