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Dear Microsoft, Please Give Us a Powerful Surface Studio

Today Microsoft announced a new Surface Studio -- the third in the lineup and first since 2018 -- and while it’s great to see the company continuing this product line, creative professionals are still waiting for the powerhouse Apple-killer we were promised in 2016.

The Best Laptops for Photographers and Photo Editing in 2024

Seasoned photographers know that the search for the right laptop comes down to far more than a list of individually impressive specs. The perfect laptop for photo editing will not always be the one with the most bells and whistles, because perfection here is about so much more: usability, ease, intuition -- all the things that combine to create not just powerful imagery, but a powerful workflow as well.

Microsoft’s New Image Captioning AI is More Accurate than Humans

AI researchers at Microsoft reached a major milestone this week: they managed to create a new "artificial intelligence system" that is, in many cases, actually better than a human at describing the contents of a photo. This could be a huge boon for blind and sight-impaired individuals who rely on screen readers and "alt text" when viewing images online.

Microsoft’s New AI ‘Authenticator’ Spots Manipulated Photos and Videos

Earlier today, Microsoft announced two new tools that will help identify manipulated photos and videos. The first is a metadata-based system, and the second is a "Video Authenticator" that will analyze photos and videos and provide a "confidence score" that tells you whether or not the media has been altered by AI.

Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review: A Great Laptop, Flawed by Design

I like the Microsoft Surface Book 3. In fact, I like it a lot. The build quality is great, and the design is both useful and pretty much unique right now. But it's also flawed... critically flawed by the selfsame design that makes it a unique product, which is why I can't recommend it to most working photographers.

Photographer Sues Microsoft for Millions Over Copyright Infringement

Photographer Matilde Gattoni is suing Microsoft corporation for millions of dollars in damages after she discovered that company-owned publication MSN used several of her images in an article about "the women leading China's wine revolution" without paying to license them or asking for permission.

Microsoft Unveils the Surface Book 3: Its ‘Most Powerful Laptop Ever’

Microsoft went on an announcement spree today, unveiling a new Surface Go, Surface Headphones, Surface Earbuds, and even a Surface Dock. But the coup de grâce, at least for photographers, is definitely the Surface Book 3: a powerful new high-end laptop targeted at designers and content creators.

Your Photos Could One Day Be Stored for 10,000 Years on Glass

All digital data storage decays in one way or another. Depending on if your storage media, your digital photos may last just years or decades before "bit rot" destroys it. But Microsoft is working on something called Project Silica that could one day allow you to store your precious memories safely for 10,000 years by etching the data into glass.

Microsoft Takes on the iPad Pro with the New Surface Pro X

During today's Surface event, Microsoft unveiled a slew of gadgets, dual-screen concepts, and even a lighter operating system. But for photographers who have been eyeing the iPad Pro as a great way to take their work on the go, the most interesting product is the new Surface Pro X.