Daily Archives: October 2, 2014

Filmed In Supermarionation: Stephen La Rivière Q&A

Lovely bit in the video after the break. We’re all very lucky to have someone as appreciative of Gerry & Sylvia’s work as Stephen La Rivière to document all that history!

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Windows 10 On Eight

Good question!



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Thunderbirds Are Go: The Tracy Boys


I say, left-to-right, Virgil, Scott, Alan, Gordon, John.

Errmmmmm … Enthusiasm Level diminishing.

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Voyo A1 Mini Windows 8.1 Tablet Gets A Review

At RetroAndroid:

Windows 8.1 Tablet Review – A1 Mini Voyo [Google Translate; see original for all YouTube videos].

Also there, in English: Voyo A1 Mini – Performance test – HDMI test – intel bay trail z3537d

This is an eight-inch “2/32” tablet with an Intel Z3735D. He hooks it up to a large screen monitor and throws a bunch of stuff at it at once. Video after the break.

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R.I.P. Lynsey de Paul, Singer

Singer Lynsey de Paul dies aged 64

Singer and songwriter Lynsey de Paul has died at the age of 64, following a suspected brain haemorrhage.

De Paul, who represented the UK in the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Rock Bottom, had five top 20 UK chart hits, including 1972’s Sugar Me.

She became the first woman to win an Ivor Novello award for songwriting.

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FNAC In France: It’s Like Time Travel!

Martin Lopez sent me several photos from a trip in France where he visited a FNAC store in Paris.

It’s like going back in time to when New York City had the Virgin MegaStore! Except no American store ever looked this classy.

Images at the size they were sent; click to enlarge.


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China’s National Day Holiday Continues

I’ve checked all the Weibo and tech sites (it took just an hour — I could get used to that!).

The National Day holiday continues and there is no news.

Two items, however:

Ramos tablets have gotten so popular, there are now counterfeits being sold [Google Translate].

An article about the MiBand at Digital Tail [Google Translate].

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