Daily Archives: March 13, 2015

iLevon: Phone Buying Advice, USB-C

Weibo:

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It’s interesting that he — a Xiaomi employee who works on MIUI — suggests brands other than Xiaomi in his list. And the iPhone 6 (Plus) comes out on top of all of them, under “Synthesis.”

As for not buying an older phone, I’m not so sure. I’ve been looking at both the ZTE Zmax and the Sony T2 Ultra, both of which are essentially the same with Snapdragon 400 guts. For their price, there’s nothing “modern” to compete with the screen sizes they offer.

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Xiaomi Counterfeiters Raided

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Lei Jun Denies Xiaomi Will Do US$64 Phone

Note that it was once US$65, but the currency exchange rate has since changed.

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Teclast Teases: Router? TV Box? Smartwatch?

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Thunderbirds Are Go: The Trailer

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So it’s finally happened.

They’ve released an actual trailer showing the CGI characters and some action clips.

A lot of it goes by very quickly in the trailer. I’ve extracted over sixty snaps of some of that.

See those and the trailer after the break.

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The Knowledge Aristocracy

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One of the greatest adversities I faced are what are called scientific paywalls. And, you see, ninety percent of all scientific articles are locked tightly behind these paywalls. And that means when you want to read them, you have to cough up thirty-five dollars. And it might not even have to do with your research.

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