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If you saw our review of the 11.6-inch Taichi 21, you’ll know that its unusual dual-screen design had a pretty bad impact on battery life. ASUS is taking another crack at the whip, however, this time with the 13.3-inch Taichi that is finally shipping after a major hold-up and promises a big boost to stamina — a max of seven hours of use rather than five. If this claim stands scrutiny, then the Ultrabook’s other advantages should come back into play: namely the presence of pen or multi-touch input on the outer screen, excellent viewing angles and speakers, and a range of configurations based on either a Core i5 or i7 with SSD storage. We have no idea how pricing will compare to the $ 1,300 base of the 11-incher and the Taichi 31 hasn’t appeared at any major retailers yet — i.e., it still isn’t quite as “available” as ASUS claims — but we’ll bring you an update when that changes.
Foursquare, the social, location-based check-in app that has been pivoting into becoming a more of platform for local search, has finally closed its Series D round of funding. Foursquare tells TechCrunch that it is $ 41 million, led by Silver Lake Partners in the form of a multi-year loan from the Silver Lake Waterman growth debt fund; and convertible debt from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, and Spark Capital. It takes the total raised in the company to an eye-watering $ 112.4 million.
NASA and its commercial allies are on track to launch astronauts into space from U.S. soil by 2017, unless the government’s sequester delays their efforts.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have asked for more time to consider Softbank's proposed takeover of Sprint Nextel, a move that may signal a rough road ahead for the US$ 20 billion deal.
A long-awaited article on a Coptic papyrus fragment believed to reference the wife of Jesus has been left out of the Harvard Theological Review, furthering doubts about the artifact’s authenticity.
The launch of the Wii U is exciting for any Nintendo fan, but one thing that’s bumming owners out is the delay of Nintendo TVii. We found out just before launch that Nintendo TVii won’t be arriving until sometime in December, when before that announcement, Nintendo had been saying that the service would be patched
Because of the high-definition graphics of the Wii U and the 854×480 resolution of the Wii U GamePad’s screen, a lot of people have been guessing that the lag time would be incredibly high. However, Ubisoft’s Rayman Legends developer Michel Ancel has confirmed that the GamePad’s screen only has a delay of 1/60 of a
Isis, the mobile payment service that is the result of a Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile team-up, was supposed to enter into its first round of trial runs later this month. Instead, CNET reports that its developers have hit a few roadblocks, and have now pushed the launch of that first trial run back a bit.
The iPhone 5 could end up in short supply, with word that Sharp has apparently experienced delays in mass producing displays for the much-anticipated iOS smartphone. Sharp had intended to begin large scale production and shipping of the new LCD panels in August, an insider whispered to the WSJ, but unspecified manufacturing problems have supposedly scuppered that
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the finalization of a rule that will delay by one year the deadline for healthcare providers to implement the ICD-10 medical coding system.
hypnosec writes “Ex-Lulzsec-head and hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur a.k.a. Sabu has managed to get his court case delayed by six months – thanks to his cooperation with the US Federal authorities in getting other Lulzsec members behind bars. This news came to light after a court document appeared online, which was filed by the US Government as a request to the US district Attorney. The US Gov put forward an adjournment request “in light of the defendant’s ongoing cooperation with the Government.” The request has been accepted and now the case has been adjourned till 22 February, 2013.”
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Pegasus Global Holdings’ surprise announcement that it was pulling out of plans to build a $ 1 billion scientific ghost town in eastern New Mexico is stirring skepticism of the private firm’s grandiose plans for transforming 15 square miles of this largely rural state into a next-generation research center.
ValveTime has dug through the Source Filmmaker code to reveal references to “Source 2,” reportedly a next-generation revamp of Valve’s famous game engine. Given that the three major consoles are all due a refresh, it’s unsurprising to see preparations being made. That said, however, the second (and major) launch title for the original Source was Half Life 2, so we’re gonna be getting a complaint letter ready if we don’t get some more time with Gordon, Alyx and Dog in a beautifully rendered future dystopia.
If you were paying attention to Twitter today, you were probably met with two conflicting sides of the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony this afternoon. On the one hand, you had those who were on the ground (or who had access to the live stream somehow — more on that later), and those who were bitching about not being able to watch the ceremony live. The whole kerfuffle came about because NBC decided that, rather than broadcast or stream the ceremony live to those who might wish to see it, it would run the thing on a tape delay.
While most of the rest of the world — or at least Europe — was watching the ceremony live, U.S. audiences were held hostage by NBC, which holds the rights to the games here. Rather than broadcasting the biggest event of the Games live as it happened, NBC decided it would air the ceremony on a tape delay, to capture a larger overall audience.
Research in Motion’s stock price plunged 19% early Friday following RIM’s announcement late yesterday of a $ 518 million first quarter loss and that its BlackBerry 10 smartphone has been further delayed.
Samsung has finally stumped up a statement on the Galaxy S III Pebble Blue delay, admitting that quality control issues around the “newly invented” color and special coating will indeed result in 2-3 week shortages. “In order to meet the highest internal quality standards and to provide the best quality Galaxy SIII to customers,” Samsung
2K Games announced yesterday that its anticipated game Xcom: Enemy Unknown, a re-envisioning of the 1994 classic X-Com: UFO Defense, would be released this October. However, in that same day, the company made a huge about-face and said the title would be delayed. And we’re not just talking about a couple months here. We might even
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched a probe of Facebook's proposed acquisition of Instagram that could delay the closing of the deal, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
Facebook’s $ 1bn acquisition of camera app Instagram could be delayed, insiders have suggested, with the US government investigation into the deal potentially causing the social network to miss its Q2 2012 deadline. Although a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) probe into any deal of this size is standard, two people familiar with the investigation tell the Financial Times that
Availability for the new iPad continues to improve, with delivery estimates for online sales in Europe halved and buyers now left with merely a week’s wait before they get their new iOS toy. Listed with a 1-2 week delivery delay in the UK, France, Germany and other European locations for the past few months, the
judgecorp writes “After many delays, the Raspberry Pi computer has arrived in Britain, but has been stopped by the need for a CE approval sticker to say it meets European regulations. The Raspberry Pi Foundation expects the sticker to be a formality, and says it failed to apply because it thought the Pi did not qualify as a ‘finished end product.’”
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Apple’s new iPad will launch using only LG Display and Samsung Retina Display panels this Friday, it’s claimed, with Sharp’s LCD production unable to meet the Cupertino company’s demand. In fact, according to the WSJ‘s source, Sharp is yet to deliver a single panel to Apple’s third-gen iPad production lines, after encountering unforeseen problems meeting the
Mozilla on Monday announced it was postponing the release of Firefox 11, but changed its mind today, saying that the browser upgrade would go out on schedule.
Bad news, would be archaeologists-slash-aerobics enthusiasts: those of you with Android phones and tablets will be waiting a while longer to play iOS smash hit Temple Run. While previously indicating that the game would be available sometime this month, developer Imangi posted on their Facebook page that they’re still in the final stages of development. The [...]
Every once in a while something comes along that’s worth a wait, and I think the Samsung Galaxy S III will be one of those things. We’ve all been expecting Samsung’s next flagship to show its face at MWC in February, but according to the Verge, Samsung may have other plans.
Anonymous sources who spoke with the Verge claim that the SGSIII will still be available “before summer,” but that Mobile World Congress in Barcelona may not be the most beneficial launch venue.
Late last night rumors hit the street that the ASUS Transformer Prime had been delayed and I’m sure a few were saddened by such news. After almost every online retails has sold out of the new quad-core slate we were quick to reach out to ASUS for an official response and have good news to [...]
We suppose it’s good news / bad news for Blockbuster. The good news is that after going through bankruptcy and being sold, Warner Bros. has decided it’s healthy enough to take on the competition on even ground. The bad news, is that Warner has decided to give Blockbuster the same month long delay the studio loves so much before new movies can be rented out as its competitors, Redbox and Netflix. While Blockbuster has had delays at its kiosks already, being first to get new flicks in stores has been a part of its marketing for a while. The LA Times reports Blockbuster so far is turning to simply buying the copies it needs at retail to rent them out immediately, but we’ll see how long that lasts. If you enjoy your discs via kiosk or mail don’t think you’re out of the woods either, as the paper mentions Warner wants to delay new flicks to those outlets even longer when their deals are renegotiated.
Smartphone sales in the third quarter slid for the first time in the US. According to Morgan Keegan analyst Tim McCourt, the slump may have been caused by the delay of the iPhone 4S launch. Effects on iPhone sales by consumers holding out for the next-gen device were expected, but the wait also affected Android, [...]
The book delves into Jobs’ decision to delay surgery for nine months after learning in October 2003 that he had a neuroendocrine tumor — a relatively rare type of pancreatic cancer that normally grows more slowly and is therefore more treatable.
A new smartphone app developed by scientists in Tel Aviv could delay the need for reading glasses in older people by training the mind to process blurred images, researchers said Thursday.
Like the Droid Bionic of the guitar world, the Firebird X was announced almost a year ago, packed with piles of impressive technology, and delayed so many times that practically everyone forgot it existed. Well, on September 30th the Firebird X will finally start filtering into retail channels for the rather excessive price of $ 5,570, in your choice of either Redolution of Bluevolution finishes. On board are a boatload of effects as well as an automated tuner, which we’ve come to expect from the so-called “robot guitar” series. The Pure-Analog sound processing engine is also open to developers, allowing owners to add on new effects and sounds down the road. But, enough with our ramblings. You know the drill, gallery below and PR after the break.
Gallery: Gibson Firebird X