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Microsoft announces that its upgraded Surface Pro device will be available in 2013

Weekend roundup: Microsoft announces Surface Pro, McAfee captured, Finnish police drop piracy case, Web returns to Syria

We take a look at what happened in the world of technology news over the weekend.

Microsoft announces Surface Pro release

The US firm has revealed that it will release the upgraded version of its Surface device in January 2013.

Priced at $899 for the 64GB version, and $999 for the larger 128GB edition, the device will still ship minus the tablet’s touch keyboard, which will cost potential buyers an additional $129.99.

However, the upgraded device offers a significant upgrade over its predecessor, boasting an Intel i5 processor and 4GB of RAM.

John McAfee reportedly captured

The fugitive anti-virus founder has reportedly been captured whilst attempting to cross the border from Belize into Mexico.

However, the blog post remains unconfirmed as representatives of McAfee state that while they haven’t heard from him personally, the Belize police have stated that they have no reports of capturing him.

Finnish authorities drop piracy case against nine year old girl

After raiding the young girl and her family’s home, Finnish police have dropped charges of piracy.

PCR reported last week that authorities raided the home after the girl was found to have illegally downloaded an album from the file-sharing site using her Winnie the Pooh laptop.

However, the girl failed in her attempts to download the album and her parents took her to purchase the album the following day.

Web returning to Syria

After a two-day blackout over the weekend, reports out of the country indicate that web access is returning in some areas.

However, fierce fighting rages on in the country, particularly in Damascus where "heavy fighting on the main road to the airport" has been reported by a BBC correspondent on the ground.

The U.S. State Department believes that the Syrian government caused the web outage as an act of desperation following months of military and social pressure.

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