Hot on the heels of HTC confirming a Jelly Bean upgrade for select handsets, ASUS released a statement today assuring tablet owners that all of the company’s new models, at least, will be upgraded to 4.1. So far, the outfit is committing to updating the Transformer Prime, along with the Transformer Pads TF300 and TF700. Though ASUS is careful to say it’s considering other devices, it’s patently not promising to upgrade the original Transformer or the Eee Pad Slider. No word, exactly, on when Android 4.1 will make its way onto those devices, except that it should happen within “the coming months.” Hopefully, of course, that’s just an outside figure: after all, ASUS isn’t known for saddling its tablets with heavily customized skins.
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Our week in the Southeast gave us plenty of memorable moments, but perhaps my favorite of the entire trip was when I stumbled upon the Elf — a pedal-solar electric hybrid vehicle from Organic Transit in Durham, NC. It’s one of those products that — given the right financing and marketing — could be completely disruptive in Urban areas.
The vehicles come in two models currently, The Elf which can hold up to 150lbs, and the TruckIt, which can handle an 800lb payload. Both have solar charged batteries that can last for 30 miles before switching to pedaling mode, and they have turn signals, brake lights and front headlights. They even have side mirrors.
I stole away Rob Cotter, CEO at Organic Transit, to tell us a little more about what I like to call “sunbikes.” He said that Organic Transit vehicles can go anywhere a bike can go (like a bike lane, or bike trail) and “depending on what state you’re in” you can go about 30 mph. The Elf weighs 95 lbs and gets the equivalent of 1,800 miles per gallon.
For insurance purposes, I wasn’t allowed to use the throttle on a prototype, but even pedaling that bad boy around was a pleasure. So if you’re interested, head over to Organic Transit’s website and pre-order. Even at $ 3,900 for the Elf, Cotter reports over 340 orders so far.Related Posts:
This is a video from a submersible surveying underwater cable routes a half-mile beneath the ocean’s surface when it spots Batman. Well, not Batman himself, probably just the latest Bat-Sub that Lucius Fox designed for him. What’s he doing down there? Your guess is as good as mine. Unless you guessed banging mermaids, in which case yours is better (mine was crabbing).
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The BBC’s iPlayer video on demand service has been released on a variety of platforms over the last few months, including iOS and the Xbox 360, and now it’s reportedly set to hit Windows Phone soon. According to The Inquirer, a Nokia representative confirmed that the app will show up in the WIndows Phone Marketplace “in the next few weeks.” Microsoft had previously confirmed that the iPlayer would come to Windows Phone eventually, but now we have at least a rough timeline as to when the app will debut. While a Nokia representative was the one who tipped off The Inquirer to the iPlayer’s impending launch, it doesn’t sound like it’ll be an exclusive to Nokia handsets, unlike a number of other Windows Phone apps the company recently…
In our MWC interview with Stephen Elop, the Nokia CEO told us he’s a huge fan of Microsoft’s “Smoked by Windows Phone” marketing campaign, so it’s no surprise to see his company now recreating it with something it calls “the Lumia Challenge.” The premise is basically the same: a few Nokia reps have taken to the streets of London challenging random users of other smartphones to a race against the Lumia 800. Unlike Microsoft’s generous offer of a whole Windows laptop for any lucky winners, Nokia’s taken the budget option and offered up only £10 to anyone able to outpace the Lumia. There aren’t any winners in the video posted to Nokia’s YouTube account, but the participants did at least get a £50 voucher to go toward the purchase of a new…
This is a stop motion LEGO video about a ninja that has to fight off a whole band of bad guys all by himself because that’s how true heroes do it — ALONE. “You’re just saying that because you don’t have any friends.” Friends? I don’t even have an acquaintance.
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Microsoft is teaming up with Lionsgate this week to promote The Hunger Games. Due to hit theatres on Friday, The Hunger Games tells the tale of a post-apocalyptic world where teenagers are selected from districts of Panem (where North America once existed) to compete in a battle of survival. Microsoft has partnered with Lionsgate to build a special HTML5 version of The Hunger Games. The site incorporates some of the latest HTML5 techniques to produce movie-like effects such as stream, lens flare, and video projections.
Visitors can sign-in using a Twitter or Facebook account to have their friends faces placed on banners and walls throughout the site, providing a somewhat creepy but familiar social experience. Although the site works in…
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It was in 2004 that Peter Jackson completed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, delivering what would eventually, through his extended editions, become over 11 hours of high fantasy storytelling to keep us company instead of women for the next eight years. Now, at long last–following long delays and struggles with director changes, hobbit racism, union demands, and ulcer perforations–Jackson has returned to Middle Earth to deliver a two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and get motion-capture Andy Serkis to hiss “precious” a few hundred more times. As evidence, here’s the first trailer for The Hobbit saga’s opening film, titled An Unexpected Journey. Hey, like puberty!Related Posts: