Category Archives: Stupid

Goodbye, J&R


EXCLUSIVE: J&R shutting down New York City electronics store

This is no damned surprise.

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Proof Of HP Slate 8 Pro Review Program In Europe

This screensnap says it all:


A big and bright DEMO sticker on the back of a unit that appears in an unboxing video after the break.

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At HP, Being Delusional Starts At The Top


You can be an arrested development case and pathetically pretend you’re Superman — as long as you don’t want an HP Slate 8 Pro tablet!

If HP, HP Official News, or Meg Whitman herself don’t like this post, they can damn well use their respective Twitter accounts for communication instead of delusional one-way pimpery.

Start by telling us what the hell is going on with the HP Slate 8 Pro.


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HP: Horribly Pathetic

Look what’s now listed at Best Buy:


There’s no indication this is actually available in-store. The Slate 7 Plus — theoretically — is, because that just popped up in the weekend paper flier for Best Buy.

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iambillbil Locks His Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 Review


I am seething.

All this time I’ve been looking forward to the Chinese forum posts about the Retina-class iFive Mini 3 from tablet wonk iambillbil. He tests a lot of tablets so he has a vast knowledge when it comes to writing about them.

Today, his posts appeared at both 5Fans [Google Translate: one, two, three] and IMP3Net [Google Translate: one, two, three].

And they are mostly blocked off to most people!

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When Product Placements Go Bad


Gillian Anderson plays an apparent one-percenter in the first episode of Crisis.

Yet all she can afford is a Blackberry Playbook!

Yes, that’s about how good the show itself is.

So stupid, I bailed after just the first two acts of the first episode.


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With Respect To George Orwell

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot on the foot of a moron at a large corporation stamping on a smart human being’s face — forever.

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Acer Iconia A1-830: The Hipster Tablet

Tech companies are uniformly terrible at promotion. I see it all the time on Twitter. They hardly do any better when it comes to video advertisements.

The latest example of awfulness is from Acer — they of the plummeting sales — who call in hipsters to shill their new tablet.


See the video after the break. If you dare.

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What Is Wrong With Huawei?

So Huawei has announced its new HTC One-like eight-inch tablet, the MediaPad M1:


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Google Changes Android To Kill SD Cards

KitKat will make your SD Card completely useless: per the Android API specification, apps can no longer write files to your SD card.

People have already been complaining on the HP Support Forum that they can’t store apps on a microSD card with the Slate 8 Pro. The Support staff (mostly volunteers) have to keep repeating that it’s Android 4.x doing this, not HP.

And now this.

The entire point of my wanting an Android tablet over an iPad is the card slot.

This move by Google to dissuade hardware makers from including such a slot is just jaw-dropping.

It’s already bad enough that people who want to view multi-GB videos in HD are running up against 4GB file limits with card storage — and this is just pouring salt in the entire wound.

I hope the outcry will be loud enough to make Google change its thinking. Card storage is the ace card that makes many people choose Android over iOS devices.


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