Daily Archives: August 11, 2014

R.I.P. Actor/Comic Genius Robin Williams


This video can’t be embedded, so go to YouTube to see him and his idol, Jonathan Winters, in a classic clip from 60 Minutes.

You made millions laugh. Rest in peace.



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Onda Tablet Battery Balloons

My Onda Tablet is Pregnant!

When I wake up in the morning I found My Onda V711 tablet is splitting!!!!!! And the battery inside is becoming bigger and bigger! I’m not sure if it will explode any time, so I called Onda’s customer services number, and no one is answering!


That is scary. Never leave a charging device unattended and never go to sleep with one charging. Lithium-based batteries can be very finicky and unpredictable.


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Chuwi Touts GPS Of VX8 3G


IMP3Net runs press material from Chuwi boasting of the GPS capabilities of the new VX8 3G tablet [Google Translate].

Previously here:

Chuwi VX8 3G: Windows 8.1 Edition
Chuwi VX8 3G: Intel Inside, Samsung Outside
Chuwi Announces It Will Offer Windows 8.1 Tablets Too

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Teclast Announces A80-Based P98 Air


The Teclast P98 Air has a 9.7-inch Retina-class IPS display, octa-core Allwinner A80 at unknown frequency, 2GBs of LPDDR3 RAM, 32GBs of internal eMMC storage, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, microHDMI-out, microUSB (2.0) port, 2MP front and 13MP back cameras. a 8,000mAh battery, Android 4.4 with Teclast’s tUI over it. There’s’s no GPS or 3G.

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Xiaomi Admits Privacy Breach (But Not All Of It)

The Next Web: Xiaomi makes its cloud messaging service optional for users following security concerns

ZooPDA — a site that’s often very critical of Xiaomi — provides the additional bombshell that the information that was transmitted back to China was done in the open; that is, not encrypted [Google Translate].

This issue blew up in Taiwan due to the political relationship between it and mainland China.

The U.S. government raised security concerns about products from Huawei and ZTE. Is Xiaomi going to be the next company on that list?

Previously here:

Xiaomi’s Bad Week

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A Look At The MIUI 6 Press Invite

Sina Tech revealed via Weibo what the MIUI 6 press invite looks like.


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