Ramos May 29 Announcement

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New Onda Eight-Inch 4:3 Windows Tablet

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More Troubling Signs

ReCode To Vox

Walt Mossberg, one of America’s two most famous tech columnists, shot himself in the foot. He left the “Wall Street Journal.” They’re finding out in news what we already know in music, you can go it alone, the internet allows you to do this, but in a chaotic world he with the established presence wins, the major record labels figured out the internet and the big news sites still rule.

And:

And then you’ve got David Pogue, Mossberg’s nemesis, who left the “Times” for Yahoo and was promptly buried in the tsunami of bogus information on that site. He went from being one of the two experts to a nobody.

And:

Bottom line… ReCode had the best tech news in the business. Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher built a team of experts. But nobody cared, nobody went to the site, they thought their minions would follow them but it turned out they were aligned more with the “Wall Street Journal,” their former home, than the writers themselves.

He didn’t even mention Katie Couric, who is supposed to have gone to Yahoo too (did she? Bueller? Bueller?).

I should have seen all of this coming. When the two biggest mouths of book publishing — who touted self-publishing — quickly sold themselves out to Amazon, that was the warning sign.

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Mr. Robot: The Leaked Pilot

Update: It can be seen legally on YouTube.

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Mainstream TV is pushing hard for viewers. Just like the “leaked” Supergirl pilot, I’m sure this is an official “unofficial leak” too.

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ChromeOS Vs. Windows 8.1: Fight!

After testing this at Best Buy …

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… I came across this:

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That threw me for a loop. I had no idea a mainstream company had any kind of Windows hardware at that size for that price. And it’s all in an appealing blue color too!

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Google Books PDF Test: Samsung Chromebook

Whoa.

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Chromebook Test Post

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I just want to see if it’s possible to do the kind of post I usually do, with a screensnap. Apparently so. On an Acer Chromebook at Best Buy. Next to it is a Samsung one that I’m tormenting with a massive Google Books PDF that has yet to open.

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R.I.P. Writer Tanith Lee

RIP Tanith Lee

Lee was the author of over 90 books and 300 short stories, as well as four BBC Radio plays, and two highly-regarded episodes of the BBC’s SF series Blake’s 7 (Sand and Sarcophagus). She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton in 2013 and the Horror Writers Lifetime Achievement Award this year, which joined her British Fantasy Award from 1980 for Death’s Master, and her World Fantasy Award for her short story “The Gorgon”.

Rest in peace.

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MiPad 2?

Lei Jun says Xiaomi Mi Pad will NOT be discontinued

Unlike that site, I can’t find Lei Jun’s original Weibo. It’s not on his home page. But I found this.

Weibo:

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To confuse matters, a rabid Xiaomi fanboi said …

Weibo:

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Same-day update: Contrary to Current Rumors, Xiaomi Isn’t Killing Off Its Tablet Division

Previously here:

Xiaomi MiPad Is One Year Old Today

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Ramos Seven-Inch Windows Phone

At the Shanghai CES, Ramos showed a device they haven’t formally announced.

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