Daily Archives: January 6, 2015

Xiaomi: January 15

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While I Sleep: Nokia N1 Introduction

This is the Nokia N1 introduction schedule:

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I have no idea what any of that says except that it begins 1PM local time, Beijing (midnight New York City time).

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Zombie Brand: Palm

Same-day update after the break

Palm makes a comeback! TCL to ‘re-create’ the brand

TCL said on Tuesday that it had acquired the rights to the Palm name and would “re-create” a new company based in Silicon Valley. The company added that it would use input from Palm’s fanbase, touting that it would be the largest crowd-sourced project in the industry.

Bitches, this is what you do or just fuck off:

1) You buy classic Palm OS from HP, ACCESS, or whoever owns it
2) You buy StyleTap
3) You buy Graffiti from ACCESS

I’m not expecting Palm OS hardware — but I do expect a Palm company to put all that above shit into any product to give us Palm OS inside the damn Android we all know you’re going to do on top.

I don’t give a damn what anyone says. The core Palm OS apps still kick the shit out of anything out there for ease of entry, information retrieval, and elegant simplicity. Anything with a Palm name on it must have those. Otherwise, as I said, just go fuck off.

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Core M MacBook Air?!

The next version of USB is the key to Apple’s new MacBook

After USB-C, the second thing Apple would need to pull off this laptop is the processor. Laptop makers are launching laptops with Intel’s latest Broadwell processors this week, but the chip still runs hot enough to need a fan — something a super-thin 12-inch MacBook would probably do without, given the rumored dimensions. Instead, Apple could use the Intel Core M processor to keep things cool and make sure battery life is sufficient, something the company has been investing in with MacBooks for years now. A Core M would mean that this MacBook would be super-thin, light, and small, but perhaps not a very powerful machine. The Core M would be able to power the MacBook’s rumored high-res screen — such screens are standard on most mid-range and even some low-cost laptop this year — but it wouldn’t be a screamer. Instead, it would be a great little machine for browsing, video watching, and anything that involves typing.

Man, all the companies (OK, so far just two: Teclast and CUBE) in China doing Core M tablets would erupt. The marketing that would pit their products against such a MacBook Air would be epic in its effervescence.

As for USB-C, that only makes sense. If Apple were to adopt it, Nokia would start braying too — they used it first in the Nokia N1 tablet (due in a few hours from post time, in China).

Such an Air would also bump right up against the iPad. I’d expect a US$799 price. And I think most people would go for such an Air over an iPad.

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Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is yet another one of those days when I’ve done more than ten posts in a day.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll hit the “Older posts” link.

The first post published today was: Those RCA Walmart Craptabs Were By Emdoor

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First Review: Dell Venue 8 7000/7840

Dell Venue 8 7000 Review: A Thin Tablet With Real Depth

The tablet is fast, even for light multitasking and work. When you connect to a monitor wirelessly using the $79 Dell Cast HDMI dongle, Dell’s multi-window Android desktop launches and gives you the ability to work (quite well) with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. The Android 4.4 operating system is clean, without any obnoxious Samsung-style widgets or interface tweaks. Unfortunately, it won’t get Android 5.0 Lollipop until March.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Whoa. I never heard that mentioned before!

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Dell Venue 8 7000/7840 Released

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The Dell page is now live.

Accessory bundles:

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Finally! The Q Word.

Former White House Official Warns Of Terrifying Cyprus-Style Global Endgame

Let’s look at the facts: The value of global derivatives contracts now exceeds more than one quadrillion dollars. People can’t even understand the magnitude of it. One of the reasons regulators everywhere have been so insistent that banks raise their capital or liquid cash on their balance sheets is to try to be prepared for the next derivatives crisis.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Anyone surprised by that figure wasn’t paying any damned attention back in 2008 when I tried to spread the word.

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Never Buy First

Weibo:

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That’s what I say here constantly. Now there’s PadNews saying it too!

You’re in for nothing but grief if you buy the first production run of a product — especially one from a China brand. Always wait at least a month.

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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun Did A Blog

Weibo:

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It was last updated in 2012.

It’s here (use Chrome for translation) and the specific post he’s pointing to is here (again, use Chrome). Posts move back in time, like here.

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