Microsoft Announces Surface Tablet In Los AngelesAn advantage that tablet magazines have over their paper-based relatives is that they can be updated with new content. So, when our writer Josh Ong spoke to Microsoft about how the Surface tablets’ Touch Cover was designed to keep users productive, it was a perfect fit to add to the recently-launched, productivity-themed issue of our SHIFT magazine for iPad.

You can read the story how Steven Bathiche, Microsoft’s Director of Research for its Applied Sciences Group, called on his division’s “innovation filing system” to create the Touch Cover, reworking decade-old research work to create something new.

Yes, there’s a little irony in an article of interest to Surface fans only being available on the iPad, but worry not – we’ll bring the article to TNW in a few weeks’ time.

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