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E Ink and Sonostar pair up for Mobius flexible-display smartwatch, we go hands-on at Computex

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Earlier this week, E Ink announced its Mobius flexible display, a 1.73-inch touch-enabled panel for smartwatches. Now, the new screen has made its way onto the Computex exhibition floor in Taipei. Sonostar, a local manufacturer, has integrated the 320 x 240 grayscale panel within its new wearable, which the...
E Ink and Sonostar pair up for Mobius flexible-display smartwatch, we go hands-on at Computex

30M Asus computers to run Android apps thanks to Bluestacks

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Bluestacks, makers of PC software that can run Android apps, scored a big partnership with Asus. On Monday, at the yearly Computex show in Taipei, the company will announce that 30 million Asus computers will include the Bluestacks app player software, bringing Android mobile apps to Windows PCs. The convergence...
30M Asus computers to run Android apps thanks to Bluestacks

How, exactly, do Apple's iPhone sales 'disappoint'?

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A Reuters headline has some Apple watchers scratching their heads FORTUNE -- A Taipei-datelined Reuters story getting widely picked up Wednesday uses "disappointing" twice in six paragraphs to describe sales of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone. "Disappointing demand" for the iPhone between January and March is blamed for the 19% drop in the first-quarter...
How, exactly, do Apple's iPhone sales 'disappoint'?

Taiwan: How About A Taipei Mini-Meetup?

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I’m going to be heading over to Taipei next week and I’d love to connect with entrepreneurs, programmers, nerds, hackers, fun people, and/or sourpusses. To that end, I’d like to propose a small meet-up, very informal on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at about 8pm. I know nothing about Taipei so...
Taiwan: How About A Taipei Mini-Meetup?

Sharp mortgages itself to the hilt just to keep going

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Sharp has mortgaged its offices and factory buildings in order to raise the cash it needs to stay in business, according to Reuters. It's cut a deal with banks for nearly $2 billion in short-term credit secured on its assets -- including the factory that reportedly produces displays for...
Sharp mortgages itself to the hilt just to keep going

Gigabyte shows ultra-light carbon fiber laptop

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Taiwan's Gigabyte Technologies is showing what it claims is the "world's lightest" laptop at the Computex trade show in Taipei this week....
Gigabyte shows ultra-light carbon fiber laptop

HTC Cancels Plans For New Windows Phone Because The Operating System Isn't Powerful Enough (MSFT)

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Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- HTC Corp. scrapped plans to produce a large-screen smartphone using Microsoft Corp.'s operating system because the screen would have had lower resolution than competing models, according to a person familiar with the project. The Windows software doesn't support resolutions as high as that on Google Inc.'s...
HTC Cancels Plans For New Windows Phone Because The Operating System Isn't Powerful Enough (MSFT)

Microsoft to include Outlook app with update to Windows 8 RT

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Microsoft is bringing its Outlook email program to Windows 8 RT in a bid to expand the availability of Windows tablets based on low-power ARM processors.Outlook will be included with version 8.1 of Windows RT, previously dubbed Windows Blue, Microsoft announced at the Computex trade show in Taipei on...
Microsoft to include Outlook app with update to Windows 8 RT

Reminder: The Taipei Mini-Meetup Is On At 8pm At OnTap Bar

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Just a quick reminder that the Teipei Mini-Meetup is Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at about 8pm in OnTap Taipei at No 21, Alley 11, Lane 216, Zhongxiao East Road. I’ll be there – just look for the sweating American guy – as will Richard Lai of Engadget who graciously agreed...
Reminder: The Taipei Mini-Meetup Is On At 8pm At OnTap Bar
Asus readying cloud computing solution to be unveiled in June
The Verge is live from Computex 2013

Cyber Security Startup Lucent Sky's CLEAR Makes Securing Web Sites A Breeze

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One of the most nervewracking and tedious parts of developing a Web site is making sure that it is safe from data theft and other security breaches. Taipei-based startup Lucent Sky‘s mission is to make cyber security easier for developers. The company says its software CLEAR is the first commercially...
Cyber Security Startup Lucent Sky's CLEAR Makes Securing Web Sites A Breeze

Qualcomm Demos Next-gen 802.11ac Wi-Fi in Taipei

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Chipsets that integrate the upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard and Bluetooth 4.0 are being demonstrated by Qualcomm Atheros at the Computex show in Taipei this......
Qualcomm Demos Next-gen 802.11ac Wi-Fi in Taipei

Bsquare revenues fall 15% as Asian expansion continues

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Revenues at Bsquare tumbled 15 percent during the fourth quarter after the Bellevue company’s third party software sales were hurt by the loss of a significant Microsoft Windows Embedded licensing customer and lower purchasing volumes from several other customers. Bsquare, which helps mobile device makers test their equipment, reported revenues of $23.3...
Bsquare revenues fall 15% as Asian expansion continues

Asus covers new Zenbook in scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass

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Asustek Computer is extending its Zenbook family of ultrabooks with a new model with a cover made from Gorilla Glass to make it resistant to scratches.The 13.3-inch Zenbook will go on sale in the third quarter with a choice of Windows 8 or the upcoming Windows 8.1, known as...
Asus covers new Zenbook in scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass

Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)

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We interrupt our wall-to-wall laptop and Windows 8 coverage to bring you some news about... chips. Specifically, Intel's latest ultra low voltage chips, and new features they'll bring to Ultrabooks, in particular. Here at Chipzilla's Computex keynote, we just got a demo of a new security feature that causes...
Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)

Computex 2013 wrap-up: Windows 8, tablets, Haswell, high-res displays, smartphones, earthquakes and more!

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This year's Computex certainly didn't come and go quietly. From a 6.5-magnitude earthquake shortly after landing in Taipei to tons of tablets, smartphones, Haswell systems and more peripherals than you can shake a Taiwan dollar at, this has been one whirlwind week of hot and humid adventure. Unlike other...
Computex 2013 wrap-up: Windows 8, tablets, Haswell, high-res displays, smartphones, earthquakes and more!

The $10m Kickstarter Pebble Smartwatch hits a snag as first shipment is delayed

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The Pebble E-Paper Watch is a Kickstarter record breaker and Web phenomenon after raising more than $10 million in crowdsourced donations, but the ambitious project has hit a snag after it postponed the first shipment of the much sought after ‘smartwatch’. Despite the huge haul in funding and significant weight...
The $10m Kickstarter Pebble Smartwatch hits a snag as first shipment is delayed

Hands on with Asus Tablet 810 running Intel Clover Trail chip

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While Windows 8 devices are dominating this year's Computex show in Taipei, also present is Intel's newest mobile processor, codenamed Clover Trail, which is set to arrive later this year and could pave the pay for the U.S. chip maker to break into the tablet market....
Hands on with Asus Tablet 810 running Intel Clover Trail chip

Windows 8, ultrabooks to get top billing at giant trade show

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Windows 8 and ultrabooks are expected to take center stage at the Computex trade show in Taipei next week, as industry giants Microsoft and Intel try to develop products that can compete better against Apple's iPad....
Windows 8, ultrabooks to get top billing at giant trade show

Intel says tablets with Bay Trail processors will start at under $199

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Intel expects tablets containing its upcoming Atom processor code-named Bay Trail will cost under US$200, a company executive said Wednesday."We believe we can push it well below the $199 price point," said Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, during a news conference...
Intel says tablets with Bay Trail processors will start at under $199
Acer introduces S7 touchscreen Windows 8 ultrabooks

Foxconn Profit Down As Scrutiny Forces Corporate Changes

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Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn saw its profits fall to $509 million from $1.19 billion last quarter. Chairman Terry Gou said this quarter was particularly affected by Foxconn’s recent image problem. Improvements in wages, worker benefits, and education accounted for some of the loss although new iPad and iPhone 4S manufacturing...
Foxconn Profit Down As Scrutiny Forces Corporate Changes
Foxconn joining Firefox OS alliance as it tries to compensate for Apple slowdown

Qualcomm demos next-gen 802.11ac Wi-Fi in Taipei

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Chipsets that integrate the upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard and Bluetooth 4.0 are being demonstrated by Qualcomm Atheros at the Computex show in Taipei this week....
Qualcomm demos next-gen 802.11ac Wi-Fi in Taipei

Lower license costs alone won't save Windows RT from extinction

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Windows RT has struggled to gain adoption for months. Samsung and Acer are among the companies abandoning RT devices, while Toshiba, Hewlett Packard, and HTC won't touch it. So Microsoft's latest effort to boost Windows RT is apparently to cut the licensing costs device makers pay to use the...
Lower license costs alone won't save Windows RT from extinction

Engadget Mobile Podcast 140 - 06.02.2012

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As Myriam stuffs an unearthly spaghetti of cables into her duffle on the way to Taipei, she sneaks in two more hours of stateside Engadget Mobile Podcast with Brad. Listen intently as they discuss, fireside-chat style, the lowest of the mobile lowdowns before they even bubble up to the...
Engadget Mobile Podcast 140 - 06.02.2012
Lenovo 'Miix 8' is an 8-inch Windows tablet with 3G and a stylus

Apple expecting 'iPad mini' to sell big, report says

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Apple has reportedly ordered up 10 million panels for its as-yet unannounced and unconfirmed iPad mini, a rumored 7.8(ish)-inch tablet. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported from Taipei that unnamed Apple suppliers have received the large orders for the tablet screen - approximately twice what Amazon placed for the...
Apple expecting 'iPad mini' to sell big, report says

ASUS outs dockable Windows 8 Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT

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It looks like IFA will be where many Windows 8 devices shown back at Computex get (more) official. Exhibit A is ASUS, which today pulled the curtains on the Vivo Tab and the Vivo Tab RT, previously known as the ASUS Tablet 810 and the ASUS Tablet 600, respectively....
ASUS outs dockable Windows 8 Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT
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