Daily Archives: May 26, 2015

ChromeOS Vs. Windows 8.1: Fight!

After testing this at Best Buy …

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… I came across this:

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That threw me for a loop. I had no idea a mainstream company had any kind of Windows hardware at that size for that price. And it’s all in an appealing blue color too!

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Google Books PDF Test: Samsung Chromebook

Whoa.

Screenshot 2015-05-26 at 3.07.50 PM

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Chromebook Test Post

Screenshot 2015-05-26 at 3.58.20 PM
I just want to see if it’s possible to do the kind of post I usually do, with a screensnap. Apparently so. On an Acer Chromebook at Best Buy. Next to it is a Samsung one that I’m tormenting with a massive Google Books PDF that has yet to open.

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R.I.P. Writer Tanith Lee

RIP Tanith Lee

Lee was the author of over 90 books and 300 short stories, as well as four BBC Radio plays, and two highly-regarded episodes of the BBC’s SF series Blake’s 7 (Sand and Sarcophagus). She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton in 2013 and the Horror Writers Lifetime Achievement Award this year, which joined her British Fantasy Award from 1980 for Death’s Master, and her World Fantasy Award for her short story “The Gorgon”.

Rest in peace.

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MiPad 2?

Lei Jun says Xiaomi Mi Pad will NOT be discontinued

Unlike that site, I can’t find Lei Jun’s original Weibo. It’s not on his home page. But I found this.

Weibo:

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To confuse matters, a rabid Xiaomi fanboi said …

Weibo:

MouthMiPad2Weibo

Same-day update: Contrary to Current Rumors, Xiaomi Isn’t Killing Off Its Tablet Division

Previously here:

Xiaomi MiPad Is One Year Old Today

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Ramos Seven-Inch Windows Phone

At the Shanghai CES, Ramos showed a device they haven’t formally announced.

Weibo:

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