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Daily Round-up: Microsoft making own tablet, Samsung Galaxy S3 engineers tell their story & bargain Kodak printer is reviewed

Is Microsoft gearing up to release its very own tablet? Some reports suggest so. The tech-giant is set to hold a press event on Monday when a "major" announcement is expected, and a bold foray into the tablet arena may well be what we're reporting officially next week.

The MacBook Air and MacBook pro remain two of the most sought-after consumer electronics out there, but they have a few more rivals to beat off now as Vizio has launched three laptops that look like forces to reckoned with. The 14-inch Thin + Light, the 15-inch Thin + Light and a 15-inch notebook come with Ivy Bridge processors and Windows 7 OS - all starting at just under £600.

Talking of sought-after, I think it's safe to say the Samsung Galaxy S3 falls into that category, and today we heard the intriguing tales of the phone's engineering team, who toiled on three concurrent prototypes in top secrecy up to its May release. The poor Koreans even had to lie to their families while working on the project; such was the mystique Samsung wanted to keep around the product.

As you'll be well aware by now, ITProPortal covers all the technological bases, which is why we reported news of card-free cash withdrawals, as the RBS Group updates its smartphone apps. Thanks to the roll-out, RBS and NatWest customers can now withdraw up to £100 at a time, simply by punching a 6-digit code into an ATM one they are sent the unique code.

Finally, we take you in-depth with this review of the Kodak ESP C310 All In One printer - which is available for under £50 online. Find out if it's the perfect bargain for your study, or a low-quality product you should avoid.