Daily Archives: April 23, 2013

AnTuTu Antics With Chinese Phones

You would think that given two phones of identical hardware — 1GB of RAM, MediaTek 6589 quad-core CPU and PowerVR SGX544MP GPU — you’d wind up with identical AnTuTu scores.


You would think!

But no.

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Associated Press Twitter Hacked, Suspended

Within minutes of tweeting a false bombing attack at the White House, The Associated Press Twitter account has been suspended.

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Kobo Glo eReader Can Be Hacked To Increase Storage

An adventurous guy in Italy opened up his Kobo Glo and discovered everything resides on an internal 2GB microSD card!

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He provides detailed instructions on how to swap out that microSD card with one of larger capacity. It’s not an operation most people will try. It will also likely void the device’s warranty.

The internal card trick was also used in the first generation Nook.

This makes me wonder if the Kobo Aura HD has the same thing.

Italian: Kobo Glo – Smontaggio e aumento memoria interna
Google English: Kobo Glo – Disassembly and increased internal memory

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iPad Mini Clone Chuwi V88 Benchmarked


And so here we are, finally with a video of the much-anticipated Chuwi V88.

Let’s review the original specs:

201mm x 136.6mm x 7.2mm, 305g, Rockchip 3188 Cortex A9 quad-core CPU at 1.8GHz, unknown eight-core 533MHz GPU, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 8/16 GBs storage, WiFi, microUSB 2.0 OnTheGo, microHDMI-out, microSD slot up to 32GB, cameras 2MP front and 5MP back, no Bluetooth.

Chuwi talked big on its website about the speed of the Rockchip 3188 quad-core CPU in the V88.


Note to begin with that the CPU is now 1.6GHz, not 1.8GHz as originally claimed.

So was that brag justified?

Let’s see.

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