Microsoft plans to discount the price of its Surface Pro tablets by $100 through the end of August. The discounted price affects the 64 and 128 GB models of the software giant?s first in-house ... more 
Microsoft plans to discount the price of its Surface Pro tablets by $100 through the end of August. The discounted price affects the 64 and 128 GB models of the software giant?s first in-house hardware product, cutting the cost to $700 and $800 out of the box, respectively. Iran's new president called on the West to abandon the "language of sanctions" in dealing with the Islamic Republic over its contentious nuclear program, hoping to ease the economic pressures now grinding its people. President Hasan Rouhani spoke after being sworn in as president in an open session of parliament. Egypt's highest security body warned that the clock is ticking for a peaceful end to the standoff over sit-ins by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, suggesting that authorities will break up the vigils unless mediation efforts produce results soon. less 
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