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Can Microsoft Surface Studio one-up the iMac? (The 3:59, Ep. 130)

We also talk about Apple's ho-hum earnings and upcoming Mac event.


Testing out the Surface Studio desktop computer, with its new dial controller.

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The big splash at Microsoft's product showcase on Wednesday was a bit of a throwback. It wasn't a new tablet or fitness band or even a laptop. It was an all-in-one desktop computer.

While desktops lost the computing crown to smartphones years ago, Microsoft sought to remake its own all-in-one, called the Surface Studio, as a touchscreen-enabled hub for artistry and design.

We also discuss tech companies' efforts to increase accessibility to their devices for the disabled, as well as Apple's soft quarterly earnings (granted, they're still making tons of money) and its MacBook press event Thursday.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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Can Microsoft Surface Studio one-up the iMac? (The 3:59, Ep. 130)


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