Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sony’s Z4 Tablet Exists

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet apparently leaks ahead of MWC

Sony outs Xperia Z4 Tablet with 2K screen


But is it the Z4 Tablet Ultra?

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Pebble Time: Insanely Revolutionary

A Pebble in Apple’s Shoe

Migicovsky adds that instead of apps, people will download functions – like travel, sports scores, weather and so on. The data formerly presented within apps will be available to the watch, but will appear only on the proper time. … He describes it as taking away the walls of the app. “You have better things to do in your life than click around your watch to open up new things,” he says.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Apple totally missed that.

Steve Jobs must be screaming from the grave.

The Apple Watch is More Of The Same. A shrunken PDA.

What Pebble has done is rethink everything.

Pebble Time is the first watch that really interests me.


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Thunderbirds Are Go And WTF

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WTF have they done? Thunderbird 1 looks like a toy! It’s supposed to look massive.

Over at the Thunderbirds Are Go fan Tumblr, all of the promo videos that have been stupidly region-locked are available for all to see. No waiting for them to be doled out one-at-a-time on YouTube.

So much looks so wrong I’m not even going to bother to say what.

Previously here:

Prior Thunderbirds Are Go posts

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Chinese New Year, Quiet Tablet Time


There’s been no new tablet introductions of any significance (meaning: of interest to me) during my blog interruption.

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Xiaomi San Francisco Meet

I know this has already been covered, but no one else has shown it via Weibo.

Hugo Barra’s Weibo:


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Dual-OS Onda V919 3G Air Gets A Second Review


Over at ZOL [Google Translate]. No time for me to read the review.

Previously here:

Dual-OS Onda V919 3G Air Gets A Review
Teclast Attacks Onda Again
Onda Counterattacks Teclast
Teclast Goes To War Against Onda, Makes Them Toast
Onda V919 3G Air Gets A Review
Onda V919 3G Air Dual Boot: 64GBs Internal Storage
Onda’s Dual-Boot Announcement
Onda Introduces Dual-Boot Tomorrow
Onda V919 3G Air Dual-Boot Coming
Onda V919 3G Air Gets A Review
Onda Shows Dual-Boot Android-Windows 8.1 Tablet
Onda: Android-Windows 8.1 Dual System Coming

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IRL Complications

A Sticky until the situation changes. Scroll down one for any new posts.

Stuff In Real Life with no end yet in sight is keeping me offline more than usual.

For the past week, I’ve been offline during the evenings.

I was offline all this weekend.

There might be a ramp up that will keep me offline totally for either a few days or up to two weeks.

I’ll try to give a timeframe if I can get on the Net from elsewhere, but don’t be surprised if the blog doesn’t get updated beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, February 10, 2015).

February 10, 2015 update: Blog updating could stop any time. I was able to quickly check China today.

February 14, 2015 update: I had a small bit of time to approve Comments. There is no time for any new posts. I’m not yet at the point where I have to announce an official hiatus for this joint. But it could happen.

February 17, 2015 update: Shit threatens to get even worse. Standby for even fewer updates.

February 18, 2015 update: Sporadic updates that can end at any time.

February 24, 2015 update: Dragged the home notebook — which weighs like a hundred fucking pounds — to a remote location. WiFi is totally unreliable. But I did get to read about the new Pebble Time and do a quick post about it. No other updates yet possible.

February 25, 2015 update: Despite any new updates, don’t expect the old volume of coverage. And don’t expect regularity. And expect it all to cease at any time.


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Two New Xiaomi Note Ads

Hot off the press, so to speak, in China.



These are very strange. See them after the break.

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Paging Magnus


Robot Vacuum ‘Eats’ Sleeping Woman’s Hair

The kicker:

It is not clear whether the woman has retained the robot cleaner’s services.

It broke in to vacuum?!

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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’ll be doing 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: Nokia N1 Disassembled For Real

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