Daily Archives: May 29, 2014

TV: Mammon

Mammon is a six-part mystery series from Norway.


In 2008, an anonymous source feeds information to journalist Peter Verås about funds being embezzled from a corporation named Hydro. It’s a corporation run by his brother, Daniel. This leads to a consequence Peter never foresees.

Flash-forward to 2013 and the newspaper he once worked at is being fed tips about financial irregularities at another corporation.

What seems to be two separate incidents separated by five years turns out to be two threads of a very large web that stretches back to the 1980s.

And there’s one word that connects them.

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Pipo P1 Tablet Pre-Sale: Rockchip 3288

There are three listings at Tmall.


This is where things get weird. A 9.7-inch Retina-class tablet around the same price — sometimes less (depending on vendor?) — as a smaller tablet (Teclast P90HD, Xiaomi MiPad)?

I wouldn’t rush to order it. Not with the issues surrounding the Pipo T9. They could be in this tablet too.


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Teclast P90HD: Rockchip 3288 Power

According to a forum post at IMP3Net, Teclast’s latest tablet has been leaked in a pre-sale listing [Google Translate].


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Long Critique Of Xiaomi Design

ZOL has a very long article criticizing the designs coming out from Xiaomi [Google Translate]. It’s probably best read in the original Chinese but I still have to take an issue with it even in the Google English.


Because [Xiaomi] firmly grasp the two people’s psychology – the price and the herd.

This is the same criticism Windows adherents throw at Apple: That Apple buyers are blind cultists who would buy even a pile of dog shit as long as it had an Apple logo on it.

That’s just not true for either Apple or Xiaomi.

Incredibly, what example does the writer give of good tablet design?

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Pipo T9 Tablet Gets Bizarre

The Pipo T9 has an 8.9-inch screen at 1920 x 1200, an octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek 6592 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GBs of internal storage, microSD and 3G card slots, 3MP front and incredible 13MP back camera.


It all sounds good in theory but the realization is problematic.

A review at IMP3Net pointed out a problem addressing internal storage versus microSD card.

And there’s the problem of the included camera software not creating full-13MP images.

Those weren’t the only issues.

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