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Intel Splits The Atom

Chip Shot: Introducing Brand Levels for the Intel® Atom™ Processor

Atom x3, x5, x7 branding for next-gen Intel mobile processors.

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Ugh. Everyone prepare to be confused all over again. And to rescore all the tablets when AnTuTu updates to account for these new CPUs.

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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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Paging Magnus

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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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Onda Announces B220: An iMac Clone

Weibo:

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This is a very, very weird move.

Is Onda beginning to pivot to get out of tablets? Or is this a one-off?

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CPU Maker ACTIONS Posts Loss

Weibo:

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This is no surprise. ACTIONS was the first CPU in the first wave of iPad Mini clones. It was third in performance, behind Rockchip and Allwinner. They also cheated at AnTuTu.

It all caught up with them. Not one China tablet I know of has an ACTIONS CPU in it.

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Xiaomi MiBand With Laser-Etched Cats

Weibo:

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CUBE Attacks Xiaomi

Weibo:

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The background to this attack: Apparently yesterday on Weibo, Xiaomi published a map that showed some incorrect Chinese territorial borders (the map might have or might not have also shown Tibet — which is highly forbidden). The map was quickly deleted. But it was noticed and raised hell with some people. CUBE here is taking cheap advantage of that error — in order to pimp their lower-priced game controller that competes with one Xiaomi recently introduced.

Yeah, that’s how the Chinese roll on Weibo.

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“Xiaomi Inside”?

Weibo:

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Could it be the rumor of a Midea air conditioner being sold in the U.S. [Google Translate]? Or: Xiaomi could be entering the U.S but not with a phone and Xiaomi Air Conditioner with Midea in the works!

I don’t think they’d use “Xiaomi Inside.” Maybe “Mi Powered” or “Powered by Mi” or — I like this one — “Mi IQ.”

And I don’t see how this helps their phones enter the American market at all. There’s bound to be both iOS and Android apps available for any phone. This is an odd Trojan Horse strategy.

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Xiaomi TV Plug/Box Diassembled

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I’m not familiar with video devices, so as an ignoramus, I’m impressed by Xiaomi’s new plug-sized streaming video gadget. Is it an original design? If so, it finally shows what Xiaomi’s designers can do when let loose.

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CUBE Announces Keyboard

Weibo:

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