Daily Archives: April 14, 2015

R.I.P Artist Herb Trimpe

“Incredible Hulk,” “G.I. Joe” Artist Herb Trimpe Passes Away at Age 75

With a career that spanned more than 45 years, Trimpe worked on a wide variety of the comic industry’s most recognizable characters, notably an era-defining seven-year run on “The Incredible Hulk” in the 1970s. That run included “The Incredible Hulk” #181, which marked the debut of Wolverine; plus the first appearances of Hulk supporting characters including Jim Wilson and Doc Samson, both of whom Trimpe co-created with writer Roy Thomas. In 2014, a page of original art from “The Incredible Hulk” #180, depicting the first cameo appearance of Wolverine, sold for a record-tying $657,250 at auction.

Back in my day, Herb Trimpe = Hulk.

Rest in peace.

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The End Of 4:3 Chinese Tablets Is Coming

Via PadNews are four reports from the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (HKEF) [Google Translate, Google Translate, Google Translate, Google Translate].

And there’s not a single tablet shown that interests me.

99.9% of them are widescreen and the typical seven, eight, and ten inches that have dominated Android tablets.

The Intel/Rockchip SOFIA stuff puts me to sleep. That’s more about Intel trying to save itself than creating something I’d want. Besides, they’ve brought a 3G knife to a 4G gunfight. Here in America, 4G is now available even via pre-pay services such as Metro PCS. So who’d want to get 3G?

With China seemingly ending production of iPad-like tablets, my interest in what goes on over there will quickly diminish.

As it is, I’ve already made a tentative decision about what tablet I want to buy: One of the new high-end 4:3 tablets Samsung is rumored to be releasing soon. I can’t resist their gorgeous Super-AMOLED screen.

iPad? I don’t like what iOS 8 looks like and the more I read of Android — and the more I fondle it in stores — the more I like the flexibility it offers over iOS. Apple’s tablet thinking is becoming fossilized.

Anyway, those of you who bought a 4:3 tablet from China — you’d better enjoy it because there likely won’t be any replacement by the end of this year if the HKEF trend holds.

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CUBE i7: Three OSes?

Weibo:

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I think what it means is that the new CUBE i7 tablet can be ordered with Ubuntu or dual-OS Windows/Android.

And CUBE is doing Windows/Android in a vastly different way than Onda and Teclast.

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iLevon Leaks Mi iPhone?

Weibo:

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R.I.P. Singer Percy Sledge

R&B singer Percy Sledge dies at 73

Ah, what a song.

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