Gene Simmons Is A Moron

KISS My Ass – Washed Up Rocker Tells The Poor To Worship His Money

You don’t remember the last poor person who gave you a job? That would be your audience at your last arena show. That would be the person who just paid $1.29 to download “I Was Made For Lovin You” on iTunes. That is the poor person who gave you a job.

All of the fortunes in entertainment are built on the foundation of customers who are poor. People who are poor need the fuel entertainment provides more than any self-absorbed one-percenter jetting around the world in first class or a private jet.

Never forget that.

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The Onda V989 Factory

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Charbax of ARM Devices.net gets the goods again.

Screensnaps and the video after the break.

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Xiaomi MiBand Laser Etching

The Xiaomi MiBand can have words laser etched on it.

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Given how Xiaomi is all about letting users customize their devices, they’re missing an opportunity here. They let users make money by creating themes for MIUI. Why not let users make money creating designs that can be etched on the MiBand too? That area is far larger than icon-sized and people can be very creative with it.

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Gerry Anderson Is Go!

Here’s the poster for the highly-anticipated documentary, Filmed in Supermarionation:

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Follow it on Twitter and Facebook, and director Stephen La Rivière on Twitter.

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“Nervous Cat” Game

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Via a Weibo communique from Bigertech (which seems to tweet more about things other than its own damn products, to both my frustration and amusement) comes news of a simple online game in China that was developed by one guy in thirty-six hours and has since been played over ten million times!

[Interview] @ river nerve sprouting cat tiger team “surrounded by nerve cat” developed in just a day and a half, art one person, one program. Since it is such a game on-line 48 hours, PV reached 10.26 million, IP reached 2.41 million, more than surprise, pen Ge technology to its production team interviewed, but saying that, you can at least surrounded by only a few nerve cats? More: http://t.cn/RPZV4Ah

An interview with the developer [Google Translate].

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Onda V989: iambillbil Evaluation

iambillbil is well-known in Chinese tablet circles, especially at the IMP3Net forum where he tends to post very long, multi-part/thread evaluations of tablets. These posts are very detailed and are, for the most part, comprehensive.

He’s recently done a series on the Onda V989 but I’ve held off mentioning them here because things were changing quickly with that tablet — two firmware updates in a short period of time — and his benchmarks were quickly becoming obsolete. Since this is a tablet still categorized as being “beta,” this is to be expected.

Well now he’s done a post with tests based on the version 1.0.2 firmware (the latest, at post time) and this is worth reading because I think we finally get a real sense of what this tablet using the octa-core Allwinner A80 CPU is like [Google Translate].

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WordPress Stiffs Desktop Users For Mobile

They made a drastic, dramatic, and absolutely brain-dead stupid change to the posting area in WordPressdotcom yesterday.

Another WordPress user illustrates it:

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Onda V975w: Windows Graphics Memory Adjustment

The graphics card of the Onda V975w — as well as Teclast X98 3G, Teclast X98 Air, and Windows tablets coming out of China from Ramos, Colorfly, Pipo, and others — shares a part of the internal memory. On tablets with 2GBs of RAM, 512MBs are allocated for graphics.

For those users who don’t plan to run large games, that allocation is a waste and could lead to situations where the tablet crashes due to insufficient RAM.

The following instructions to recover more RAM for programs was adapted from a post at ZOL [Google Translate].

Anyone in the market for a Windows tablet from China would do well to Bookmark this post for future reference.

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Onda V975w: It Crashes A Lot?

I don’t know how well Onda moderates its BBS or if these reports are even true, but I pass them along as reference material until we have owner reports at other forums.

User xiangxb reports HDMI not working properly after a V975i is flashed to Windows 8.1 [Google Translate].

User litongbao [Google Translate]:

There are problems in order to stabilize the machine out first large sale Yeah, this old machine crashes, instability ah

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Onda V989 Press Material Laundered

And this time PadNews is caught laundering press material from Onda about the V989 tablet.

IMP3Net lead image:

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PadNews lead image:

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