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Surface 2 eBayMicrosoft is now selling refurbished Surface  2 devices for just $199 on eBay.

At less than 1.5 pounds and just 8.9 mm thick, Surface 2 lets you carry less while you do more. It runs Windows RT 8.1 and comes preinstalled with Microsoft Office 2013 RT, so you get Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote—right out of the box. Surface 2 ups the ante with a more powerful, always-on processor, so it’s ready to go when you need it. With an up to 10-hour battery that keeps you charged through the day, Surface 2 is powerful, yet ultra-thin and lightweight.



Windows RT 8.1, Microsoft Office 2013 RT


Dimensions: 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.35 in, Weight: 1.49 lbs, Casing: VaporMg, Color: Magnesium, Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Storage & Memory

32GB5, 2GB RAM


Screen: 10.6 inch ClearType Full HD Display, Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (widescreen), Touch: 5-point multi-touch, Durable display

CPU & Wireless

NVIDIA Tegra 4, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology

Battery Life

Up to 10 hours1, 7-15 days idle life, Charges in 2-4 hours with included power supply

Cameras, Video & Audio

Two video cameras on front and back, 3.5 megapixel front-facing camera, 5.0 megapixel rear-facing camera, Two microphones, Dual stereo speakers with Dolby audio and virtualized surround sound


Full-size USB 3.0, microSDXC card reader, Headphone jack, HD video out port, Cover port, MicroSIM card slot (optional)


Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer


1-year limited hardware warranty

In the box

Surface 2 with Windows RT 8.1, 24W power supply, Quickstart guide, Safety and warranty documents, MicroSIM (optional)

Find the deal here from eBay.


One of the first missions that you drive in the new Forsa Horizon you are supposed to finish in the top three to “move on” .  Really fun race and I like that you can choose your favorite car to race before you start racing.  I liked hte previous version of Forza but this… .It is a game that Xbox should have launched with.

The graphics, the driving.. The game it is a stunner… One thing is certain Microsoft has me hooked with this game.


Google Play Now Has a 2 Hour Refund Period

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Back in the good old days you could buy an app from the Android Market, as it was then, and have a whole 24 hours to make your mind up if you wanted to keep it or not. If it turns out that is was actually totally useless you could get a refund. This was deemed a little too long as people could buy a game, get a good amount of play time out of it, then just return it and never have to pay a penny. The powers that be at Google HQ heard the cries and the refund time was bought down to just 15 minutes! Now, I don’t know about you but on one or two occasions it has taken longer than 15 minutes to download the app because it’s come with some enormous additional file! Well now the refund time has been lengthened again. If you buy an app you’ll have two hours to decide if it’s any good, a much more reasonable period of time for you to realise you actually didn’t want the new Angry Birds spin off game…

Source – Google Support

Sony was one of the first manufacturers to really push water-resistant phones in the west with the Xperia active in 2011. However, even now in 2014, the company is careful to apply limitations on what the phone can be exposed to. For example, with the Xperia Z2 Sony says that it “can be kept under 1.5 m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP58“.

However, if you were curious how sturdy they really are, then this story may give some insight. Reports from Swedish press talk of Alexander Maxén from Gothenburg who was on holiday with a friend, enjoying a bit of water-skiing. He left the phone on the seat as he jumped in, causing the mobile phone to bounce into the water. As the sea bed was more than 10 metres deep, he was not in a position to try and recover the phone. 

Once they got back to land, they were able to call the phone, which to their surprise still had reception. Six weeks later, his friend who lives in the region went scuba diving and managed to recover the phone. The Xperia Z2 had sustained some external damage (the back screen was shattered), and the battery had completely discharged. But to their surprise, the phone’s LED indicator lit up when trying to charge the phone. The Xperia Z2 worked completely fine and could even make calls.

We have heard a similar story in the past relating to the Xperia V, however that was only for four days. The Xperia Z2 in this situation was in salt water on the sea bed for six weeks, 10 metres down, so it’s amazing it was still working when it was recovered. Maxén decided not to bother repairing the phone, keeping it in its battered state as a memento of the journey it had been on.

Alexander Maxén snapped these pictures on his Xperia Z2 before it fell into the sea



The Xperia Z2 was in full working order when it was recovered six weeks later, despite suffering some external damage




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