Monthly Archives: August 2014

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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September 2014 Tech Calendar

Sticky post. Scroll down one for new posts.

1st – Ramos tablets Ramos Announces Three Tablets

2nd – Meizu tablet Meizu: New Phone, No Tablet

3rd – Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Video: Samsung Galaxy Note 4

4th – Lenovo No post; nothing of interest to me

5th-7th – IFA trade show (various) Zzzzz … nada.

9th – Apple iPhone 6 Plus: A Screen That’s Not Magical, Apple Watch: I Don’t Care

10th – T-Mobile Uncarrier 7.0 T-Mobile Is Badass

16th- ZTE ZTE Announces US$250 5.7-Inch Phone

Will add others as needed.

Being listed here doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll do a post.


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Chuwi VX8 3G, Pipo W2 Get Reviews

Yesky: Chuwi VX8 3G [Google Translate]. This suspiciously reads like it was done by a marketing person.

Yesky: Pipo W2 [Google Translate].

PC Online: Pipo W2 [Google Translate].

Previously here:

Chuwi VX8 3G Shown Doing Windows 8.1
Chuwi Touts GPS Of VX8 3G
Chuwi VX8 3G: Windows 8.1 Edition
Chuwi Announces It Will Offer Windows 8.1 Tablets Too
Chuwi VX8 3G: Intel Inside, Samsung Outside
Pipo Work-W2 Unboxed, Benchmarked
Pipo Work-W2 “2/32″ Windows 8.1 Tablet Released
Pipo W2 Tablet Goes On Pre-Sale
Pipo Announces Windows Tablet, Rewrites Entire Market

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The Big Tech War In China Right Now

Ever since Smartisan announced its T1 phone, a controversy has exploded.

I haven’t been reading about any of it but I can’t help but catch glimpses of the ongoing war as I hop from one Chinese tech site to another.

This has gotten very ugly, with war even breaking out on Weibo. One guy, yesterday, ended his anti-Smartisan CEO Weibo with, “I despise you!” That’s how bad it’s become.

Google Translate renders this into gibberish, but I’m still plopping it in here because I might need to return to it at a future date [Google Translate].

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Book About Xiaomi: 180,000 In Print

According to a Weibo communiqué, the book about Xiaomi (which is not, in fact, written by Lei Jun — he did just the preface) has 180,000 copies in print.


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