Daily Archives: June 3, 2015

Siri: For Science!


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June 3, 2015 · 1:56 pm

Asus ZenPad S 8.0: Too Many Versions!

Asus has gone a bit insane. There are two versions of the ZenPad S 8.0: The Z580C and the Z580CA.

And within those two versions are variations based on RAM and internal storage.

This is so damn confusing, I’ve cobbled together a chart from this Z580C page and this Z580CA page.

See the chart after the break.

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Another Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Leak

How long must this go on? I really want the announcement, the full specs, prices, and availability!

And the benchmarks!

Previously here:

First Photos: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7: Leaked Back
Samsung Galaxy S2 Tab 9.7 Render, Confirmation
Samsung S2 Tabs: June 2015
Samsung’s New S2 Tablets: Enigmatic Tweet Tease
Samsung’s New S2 Tablets: Bring Them!
Samsung’s New Tablets Get Closer
Samsung Galaxy iPad Mini Tab S2 8.0
Leaks: Samsung’s New Tablets
Rumor: New Samsung Tablets To Be 4:3 Screens


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Guest Post No. 24: Arjun Basu Crosses Canada; Finds The Smiths

Now-writer Arjun Basu’s life was changed by The Smiths. A must-read.


Arjun Basu is the author, most recently, of the much-loved novel “Waiting for the Man.” In 2008, he published “Squishy,” a collection of short stories that was shortlisted for the ReLit Prize. His stories have been published in many literary journals, including Matrixand Joyland. He also writes 140-character short stories he calls Twisters on Twitter (@ArjunBasu), which have won him a Shorty Award, lots of press, and a worldwide following. Arjun lives in Montreal with his wife, son, and dog.

We’d watched the Habs defeat the Flames for the Stanley Cup at a Husky station just outside of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Looking back at that time, I don’t know quite what made us leave Montreal during the finals, but we did, four of us, packed into an overpacked Toyota Tercel, making the summer pilgrimage to Banff, driving cross-country, our version of “On The Road.”

In 1986, we’d just graduated from CEGEP, one of those uniquely Quebec things, kind of…

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Onda Shows V919 Core-M iPad Clone At Computex



Unfortunately, they’re not showing it to us via Weibo.

Both IMP3Net [Google Translate] and PadNews [Google Translate] have the identical Onda press release with no real information. We have to hope some tech site with reporters over there get some photos and details.

Previously here:

Game Changer? Onda Core-M Windows iPad Clone

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