Daily Archives: August 29, 2014

Chuwi VX8 3G Windows 8.1 Flashing Instructions

The photos contained in their prior Weibo might have been from a forum post. I can’t follow all forums.

Anyway, it looks like IMP3Net has republished that entire post. While this is of no real use right now to anybody reading this blog, I thought it’d be worthwhile to link to it out of curiosity [Google Translate].

Remember that Chuwi will be releasing a black-color VX8 3G containing Windows 8.1 with Bing without the need for flashing.


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iFive Mini 4: Firmware Update 1.1.3

Over at the 5Fans forum, a Five Technology staff member has posted instructions for the manual firmware update for the iFive Mini 4: Version 1.1.3 [Google Translate].

It’s probably straightforward when actually done, but reading the on-screen steps seems a bit hair-raising — especially if something hangs or fails and the dialog box is in Chinese!

Why this isn’t pushed out as an Over The Air upgrade is not explained.

No word on rooting yet. Still too early.

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Teclast X98 Air Gets A Review


Over at ZOL [Google Translate].

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Weibo Isn’t Twitter


Yep, Onda’s corporate Weibo sent out that. Can you imagine Apple or Google or Amazon doing that?


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Chuwi Sings A Different Windows Tune

In a Weibo communiqué, Chuwi backtracks a bit on Windows 8.1 with Bing being a bug’s nest:


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I Am So Sick Of Flat Design



August 29, 2014 · 8:42 am

R.I.P. Su Pei, China Computing Pioneer

Pardon me if I have her name reversed. Google Translate has it as “Pei Su” and “Su Pei.”


Sina tech news obituary [Google Translate]

Pei Su life emphasizes the importance of innovation in research work, insist on doing China’s own computer. In 1958, she was responsible for design and development of a universal electronic digital computer 107 machine, which is China’s first self-developed universal electronic digital computer, with facts and actions prove that when the Chinese people have the ability and ambition to design and develop its own computer.

No Western news coverage I can find. No Wikipedia entry I can find.

With all the cries for more women in computing, I would have thought her death would be of some significance even in America.

Well, I note it here at least.

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Internet Archive Book Images On Flickr


Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

It’s amazing. Go here.

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Archos Windows Tablet: US$149


From the Archos PDF press release:

ARCHOS 80 Cesium Tablet – ARCHOS 80 Cesium, the ideal Windows 8.1 tablet, showcases an 8-inch IPS screen with 1280×800 resolution and is run by an Intel Quad Core processor. Available in October for only $149, ARCHOS 80 Cesium perfectly blends quality and affordability, and replicates the user experience of your desktop on the go.

Archos has a new sleek website but hasn’t listed its new IFA devices yet.

At just US$149, I have to think the 80 Cesium is a “1/16” tablet.

If it ever arrives in America, at that price it’ll shake things up.

Previously here:

Archos Eight-Inch Windows Tablet Coming


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