This is a surprise.
Google English: There are pictures and the truth 699 spike V88 popular version of this one day only
That’s an advertorial that Google Translate munches into bits of nonsense that are difficult to reassemble into plain English.
But from the photos and some text, Chuwi has:
1) Flattened the edges
2) Added a plastic strip on the back
3) Redesigned the sound output
4) Created a Smart Cover
Photos after the break.
I neglected to check the B&N site this morning, so Paid Content got the news first: Not a good sign: Barnes & Noble just keeps slashing Nook tablet prices
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On May 13th, in How The Windows RT Nook Will Happen And Its Price, I wrote:
One thing to watch for: A fire sale price cut on the Nook HD and Nook HD+ to clear out all remaining stocks as soon as possible. This would likely happen before an announcement of Microsoft acquiring Nook Media and signal that such an acquisition will happen. The fire sale could happen within a few weeks with the acquisition announced late June.
And so here we are.
The Color Nook Death Sale.
This is one of the hazards of being on the cutting edge and ordering any Chinese tablet:
When I wanted to charge it for the first time, the charger explode. Now with a new charger, the battery does not charge and I think the video card and battery got fried with the incident. It works fine for a minute or so but then I get this distorted image.
See the video after the break.
Filed under Android, Video
I took time out today to watch the Apple WWDC Keynote. This wasn’t possible until I could borrow a more powerful computer (which is actually a lower-end Windows 7 notebook).
I understand what they’re up to now.
This is really a huge break in philosophy from prior versions of iOS.
Seeing it being used live, even via video on a notebook, is different from trying to parse it out from screensnaps — even when using the screensnaps just to critique design decisions.
Gruber is right: ‘This Is Our Signature’: iOS 7
Jobs left Apple to everyone else. His time came to end.
iOS 7 is the beginning of their time. And they’ve signed it.
Those seeking an alternative to the Chuwi V88 might want to look at the ICOO Fatty 2, which shares many design elements and is also based on the powerful Rockchip 3188 platform.
Google English: Ai Kou fat Ding 2 Reviews 7.9 inch Quad-Core Tablet PC RK3188 chubby Ding big life
After the break, the significant points from the review.
Filed under Android, Video
vandalism revamp of the Steve Jobs/Scott Forstall original iOS design can best be summed up by comparing two icons:
Ive hated the textures and real-life mimicry in iOS.
Yet he went retro for the Camera icon?
I can imagine all the young kids with an iDevice later this year asking Mommy and Daddy WTF that weird black shape is. Because it looks nothing like the camera of the iDevice itself.
Jon Ive should be restricted to hardware design.
A Comparison Of iOS 7 Icons Vs. iOS 6 Icons [Infographic]
Apple Reveals iOS 7
The rumors of “black and white and flat” were all true.
In the worst possible ways.
What was the internal codename for iOS 7 — “Anorexia”? Some of that, um, design looks starved.
After the break, some Twitter reaction that I agree with.
Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance
Snowden uses the phrase, “the normal state of business.” It’s not in the text, it’s in the video at the above link.
And now this …