Microsoft has confirmed that its Intel-powered Windows 8 Pro Surface tablet will launch on February 9, 2013.
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet may not be a bestseller like the iPad, but it is fairly popular amongst a number of Redmond-friendly devs and those who prefer a Windows tablet over an Android or iOS device.
Microsoft's Intel x86 Windows 8 Surface Pro tablet apparently boasts only half the battery life of the less expensive Surface RT which is powered by Nvidia's power-conscience (ARM) Tegra chip.
Lackluster demand has reportedly prompted Microsoft to slash orders of its Surface RT tablet from 4 million to 2 million units.
Lenovo recently confirmed what the mobile industry has long suspected: ARM-powered tablets running Windows RT will be $200-$300 cheaper than their x86 Windows 8 counterparts.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has finished shooting 12 episodes of "The World Tomorrow," a TV talk show slated to debut this week on Russia's RT news network.