So this is interesting.

Popular Mechanics, the popular technology periodical/magazine/website has given Microsoft a huge award. This for products that haven’t even been released.

They gave Windows 8 and the Surface Tablet a Top 10 Tech Breakthrough award. Good work from Microsoft PR/Marketing…

Here’s the description from their site…

Microsoft Surface + Windows 8

The most radical redesign of Windows since 1995, Windows 8 erases the distinction between tablets and full-fledged PCs. The new operating system embraces touchscreen gesture control while retaining mouse and keyboard inputs. The default presentation looks like a mobile interface: Tiles displaying snippets of information replace icons, and the static desktop becomes a moving flow of websites and apps. (Users can access a traditional desktop if they prefer.) This reinvention of the OS is a platform for a reinvention of the PC as well. Microsoft’s new Surface series of tablets have keyboards built into their protective covers, and the Pro model offers the full versatility of a laptop.

Source: The Top 10 Tech Breakthroughs of 2012 – Breakthrough Awards 2012 – Popular Mechanics

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  • philnolan3d

    I don’t get why 123D is in there when it came out in 2010 just named differently as Project Photofly. I’d comment there but for some reason the Add a comment link doesn’t do anything. awesome to see the Leap in there though. I think that will sell big time for people using Win8.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Yeah, the Leap looks pretty amazing…