Author Archives: mikecane

Bletchley’s Forgotten Gordon Welchman

This is a wonderful documentary that shouldn’t be missed. Alan Turning gets all the praise, but Welchman was right up at Turing’s level.

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Orison Swett Marden: Pushing To The Front, A Brilliant Chapter

On Twitter, I’m counter-programming the dispiriting Trumpage by posting excerpts from Pushing to the Front, a timeless book by Orison Swett Marden that can be had free at Google Books. (See #PushingToTheFront on Twitter.) One chapter — just over six … Continue reading

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Chinese OZO VR Camera After All?

Previously, March 22, 2016: Nokia’s Damn Expensive OZO VR Camera Bugs Me If Nokia doesn’t jump on this, another company will — there are probably many in Shenzhen ramping up to do so — and they’ll find themselves competing in … Continue reading

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Tim Cook’s Augmented Reality Nightmare

Twitter: Cook: “Wait! No! That’s not what I meant!”

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Overpriced iPad Mini Clone: The JDtab

I learned about this one at TechTablets: JDTab J01 Now Listed On Banggood.com It’s seriously overpriced at US$286.00. Especially since it doesn’t even have a card slot! Even moreso since it’s 1,499 yuan, which at post time is US$218. The … Continue reading

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Samsung: No Tab S3 8.0 In 2017

Galaxy Tab S3 with S Pen leaks in new photo The new report, supplied by Roland Quandt, says that Samsung will not release an 8-inch model this year […] I’m not a fan of the Tab’s AMOLED screen. My eyes … Continue reading

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Inexpensive VR Headset With Remote Control

When Coby was last heard from, it was bankrupt back in 2014. Now the brand name has been revived: Click photos to enlarge.

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iFive Mini 4s: Nothing Really New

Five Technology revealed a new iPad Mini clone within the past few weeks, the iFive Mini 4s. The full specs are now out and some retailers are selling it.

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WordPress Android App Problem

When a Draft that has been waiting is published, it seems not to update the timestamp. To see my newest post — about the Asus ZenPad S3 10 — scroll down or use this link.

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Asus ZenPad S3 10: Google Books PDF Test

The Asus ZenPad S3 10 is a new 9.7-inch iPad clone from Asus. It has a hexacore MediaTek CPU, slim design, light weight, and build quality that is world-class. I stopped by B&H Photo last week to see something else … Continue reading

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