Category Archives: Video

R.I.P. Writer George Clayton Johnson

Logan’s Run author George Clayton Johnson dies at 86

George Clayton Johnson, Who Penned the First Star Trek Episode, Dies at 86

Rest in peace.

After the break, the writer himself speaks.

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Second Video: Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 With OMA ROM

bobb has generously uploaded a second YouTube video of the OMA ROM on his Insignia Flex Elite 7.85.

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And there’s a mini Google Books PDF Test in it too.

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Video: Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 With OMA ROM

Briefly, from an Apple Store iPad…

bobb has worked a miracle.

Key questions:

Is there full access to the microSD card now?

Do videos from Amazon and Netflix still work?

Additional details are at the ARCTablet forum, starting here.

Will be back to the blog sometime next week. I bloody well hope…

Previously here:

Prior Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 posts

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Video: MiPad 2 PDF Test

Well, it’s not the official Google Books PDF Test — it lacks SmartQ Reader — but it’s in line with my expectations.

See the video TECHTablets kindly did after the break.

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Polaroid, Edwin Land: Gone In An Instant

Over the weekend, I listened to an MP3 conversion of a talk at Google by Christopher Bonanos.

He wrote Instant: The Story of Polaroid.

It’s difficult to imagine such a massive company hitting the rocks and sinking so quickly.

But consumer videotape was the rock that sunk Polaroid like a corporate Titanic.

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Videos: MiPad 2 16GB Android Version Detailed Review, Windows 10 Hyped

Over at TECHTablets: Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Unboxing And First Impressions.

But there’s a separate long video review. See it after the break.

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BLU Life One X

I forget what it was that made me pay attention to this phone. Usually I ignore BLU phone unless they mention a six-inch screen.

This one has a 5.2-inch screen. And when it was introduced, it was at a special (and temporary) US$99 price. It’s now at US$149.

I have to say this is the first phone with a small screen that I find very tempting.

The back camera is apparently kick-ass killer is why. Aside from the screen also being full 1920 x 1080 HD, bright, with great contrast.

Same-day update after the break at end of post.

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Scandinavian Crime TV From Ken Bruen!

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Song: The Magic Of Believing

One of those weird things that pop up on the Internet that I would otherwise never know about.

Liberace was a huge fan of the Claude M. Bristol book, The Magic of Believing. He claimed it was responsible for his success.

So imagine my surprise when this popped up on YouTube …

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London Spy: All Five Episodes

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Reader Bette emailed me and asked:

wondering: have you seen London Spy via BBC… if so, what do you think?

I just watched it and I’m blown away. sexy… mysterious… dangerous? I’ll be watching. you?

This is a mini-series of five episodes that have already run on the BBC in England.

I told her I hadn’t watched it.

My reason for avoiding it now seems very foolish. Because it was!

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