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February 5, 2016

Weekend Reading: Microsoft devices news and stories you may have missed (Feb 5)

Microsoft Band 2 gets new features, Surface 3 continues to be a hit in schools, and the Big Game is finally upon us while we imagine what the future of football could look like through the lens of Microsoft HoloLens – here are our pick for this week’s Weekend reading:

New features available for Microsoft Band 2

Earlier this week we announced two new features for the Microsoft Band 2 – GPS power saver and weight tracking – available through the Microsoft Health App. Read and learn more about these new features on our blog post here. And then get out there and have fun!
Microsoft Band power saver mode

The power of Surface Pen and Surface 3 in education

Earlier this week we announced that increasing number of schools are adopting Surface 3 as their 1:1 computing student device, replacing pen and paper in the classroom. Read our story on how different schools are using Surface 3 and Surface Pen, what the latest study says about the power of digital inking, and what Surface offers we have available for Education customers.

Three young students playing and working with Surface 3.

Football today and in the future – it’s a game!

This Sunday it’s time for the Big Game when Carolina Panthers meets Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl 50 – the grand finale of the National Football League (NFL) season in North America. Head over to the Windows Experience blog to find out how you can watch the game live on your Windows 10 device or Xbox. Also check out the NFL season in review, Bing Predicts for the Big Game and game facts over at the Bing blog.

Watch Super Bowl 50 LIVE on the CBS Sports app for Windows 10 and Xbox.

And then finally take a sneak peek at what the future of football could look like shaped by technology such as Microsoft HoloLens.