Category Archives: Other Hardware

Microsoft Builds The iMac Apple Never Did

Screensnaps from a borrowed Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 because my Win 7 notebook kept getting the video stalled. Oh, irony! Dahyummmmm.

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New Xiaomi Camera Is Not For VR After All

Just one lens. It achieves 360 degrees by rotating. Not designed — or even suitable (it’s just 1080p resolution) — for VR. It’s more for home monitoring. Xiaomi announces the 360° Mi White Smart Camera for 399 Yuan ($60) Previously … Continue reading

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China Has An NPU Chip

China unveils first embedded neural network processing unit The VC0758 NPU, developed by China’s leading video technology supplier Vimicro is based on a data driven parallel computing model, which can greatly improve the smart chip’s computational ability at a lower … Continue reading

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Amazon Echo: The VR Connection

Trying to find VR via the UI of the Samsung Gear VR is a miserable experience. It’s probably not much better on the Rift and Vive. And then there’s trying to find VR to see that’s not in the Oculus … Continue reading

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The Return Of (Arm’s-Length) Nokia

Nokia signs strategic brand and intellectual property licensing agreement enabling HMD global to create new generation of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets Nokia has announced plans that will see the Nokia brand return to the mobile phone and tablet markets … Continue reading

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Xiaomi To Announce At Google I/O

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Intel’s Big China Bet Fails

Intel’s Changing Future: Smartphone SoCs Broxton & SoFIA Officially Cancelled This is no surprise. After spending a ton of money in China to woo undeserving tablet makers, Intel finds out it was all wasted money. And it’s not just that … Continue reading

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Xiaomi Products On Sale In America At B&H Photo

If you think Xiaomi’s mi.com site is the only place in America to buy a Xiaomi product, you’d be wrong. Yesterday I was at B&H Photo to check out their new offerings. And to specifically see the Ricoh Theta S … Continue reading

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Steve “Chippy” Paine: Ten Years Of Mobile Computing Blogging

When Microsoft teased Project Origami, he Believed. And he’s gone on Believing for a decade now.

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Mediatek’s Helio X10 & X20 CPU Problems

IMP3Net: Mediatek acknowledges there’s a WiFi disconnection problem with the Helio X10 CPU but insists it can be fixed by vendors via software [Google Translate]. This is the CPU in the BLU Pure XL. Over at PadNews, they say Mediatek’s … Continue reading

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