Monthly Archives: May 2014

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.

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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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Fargo: Episode Seven

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Just three episodes left.

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R.I.P. Writer Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86

University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

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Onda V975i Gets A Review

The review is at IMP3Net [Google Translate].

The Onda V975i is an iPad Air clone with a 9.7-inch Retina-class screen, a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3735D CPU with a typical frequency of 1.3GHz and a peak frequency of 1.8GHz, 2GBs of RAM, 32GBs of internal storage, microSD card slot, micro-HDMI-out, 2MP front and 5MP back camera. It doesn’t have 3G.

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Tell Me Again About Government Waste

We Got A Look Inside The 45-Day Planning Process That Goes Into Creating A Single Corporate Tweet

In April, the brand would be continuing its “Art of Cheese” campaign, which provides its 100 Twitter followers and 220 Facebook fans with tips on how to best enjoy its products.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

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A Puzzling Photo

Commenter Eric pointed me to an alleged pre-sale listing for the iFive Mini 4. I think the listing is sketchy as hell. But it contains this odd thing:

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I’ve studied that carefully and it sure does look a hell of a lot like an iFive Mini-series tablet. With Rockchip MultiWindow Android 2.0!

But where was this shown? The iFive Mini 4 at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair didn’t have working WiFi — and this photo shows several live browser tabs open.

Same-day update: And the source of the photo — along with confirmation that it is the iFive Mini 4 — is cngadget. From a Comment here:

I made that photo and opened the tabs, there was no internet access on the tab, the google.com pages is cached. They also removed my watermark.

Previously here:

iFive Mini 4: New Information
Rockchip 3288-Based Retina-Class iFive Mini 3! [Updated: Mini 4!]

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Chuwi VX3 + AnTuTu X = Still Unbelievable

Both PadNews [Google Translate] and IMP3Net [Google Translate] have unboxing reports of the Chuwi VX3. Both present AnTuTu scores that I still find unbelievable — especially the one from AnTuTu X.

What makes both reports suspect is that they share some photos. Like this one:

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IMP3Net at least lets us know the source of the report is Chuwi itself(!).

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Ouch! Allwinner A80 AnTuTu = 23,000-Range

Wow, this is not good news for Allwinner, even if it’s just a preliminary score for an unoptimized system. A leaked AntuTu score shows it running in just the 23,000-range [Google Translate].

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That’s pretty pathetic for an octa-core CPU. The octa-core MediaTek 6592 (1.7GHz) is in the 27,000-range. A quad-core Rockchip 3188 can hit 20,000-range, unoverclocked.

If Allwinner has pinned all their hopes on this CPU, it looks like they’ve lost their bet.

Same-day update: Let’s do math! If the touted 40,000-range AnTuTu score is at 2.0GHz, then the reading above of 1.2GHz is three-fifths of that. So the 23,000-range is three-fifths of the max AnTuTu score. So yeah, it could reach 40,000-range if the A80 runs at full 2.0GHz. But is that ever likely to happen? See this post. If 2.0GHz requires a honking huge heatsink and fan, no wonder the A80 is running at just 1.2GHz in this AnTuTu test — because that’s how it’ll likely be inside an actual tablet.

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Orphan Black: Season 2, Episode 6

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Just four episodes left to this second season …

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cngadget Fixes iFive Mini 3GS Lag Problem

iFive mini 3GS lag fix (video)

Nice work!

Video after the break.

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