Microsoft’s next Surface Book could steal a popular Apple ‘Magic’ trick

Microsoft may bring the iPad keyboard’s floating screen feature to its next Surface device

Microsoft published a new patent detailing a similar Apple Magic Keyboard feature that allows a compatible iPad Air or iPad Pro to appear like a floating screen. The next Surface device could use the same trick.

Spotted by Windows Latest, the patent describes a cantilever hinge mechanic attached to a stand that allows a display to be positioned at different angles.

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HP welcomes Windows 11 with a new Spectre, an Arm laptop, and a tablet with a swiveling camera
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Windows 11 Photos app update — these are the 3 biggest changes
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Windows 10 just got an awesome new feature for Xbox owners
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Brace yourselves: Windows 11 may have more popups
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Windows 11 won’t support Apple’s M1 Macs, but you might be able to run it
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Parallels has said that Windows 11 on M1 Macs will be supported the day that Windows 11 launches. Windows 11 Read more

Xbox cloud streaming and remote play are now available on Windows PCs
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Android 12 could bring one of the best Windows features to Chromebooks
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Microsoft says running Windows 11 on a M1 Mac VM is “not a supported scenario”
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Windows 11 will act as an ‘on-ramp’ for Microsoft’s cloud
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Windows 11 TPM requirements — Microsoft finally clears up confusion
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You still need a TPM, but Microsoft is being a little more transparent about it The announcement of Windows 11’s Read more