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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: Another Pretty Good Review Of The Chuwi LapBook Air

By Tim

I am a huge fan of the notebook in this review and I will eventually be purchasing one. This review comes to us from Linus on the TechLineHD channel on YouTube.

He seems to be a very honest and straightforward reviewer and does point out the shortcoming of the device as well as all the reasons you might want to get your hands on one of these.

This notebook is still on sale at Banggood for roughly $380 so make sure to visit their site to see current pricing.

Be aware this is not a Dell or HP or Lenovo, but also be aware that the money you would save for a useful notebook over those high-end brands can get you a 256 GB SSD and perhaps a few hundred more in gasoline to fuel your car to get to work each day.

As I always try to do when sharing a video, I recommend this channel and I would highly suggest subscribing if you like this kind of tech info that is darned honest and gets to the point without the frills.

So all of that being said below you will find the video.

That is all for now,

Tim

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New Video: Figuring Out Connection Timed Out Errors, No Joy So Far

By Tim

So for the last few weeks I keep getting blocked from my sites here. At first I thought it was AT&T since that is my only home connection, but lately I am getting the same issue using Mediacom cable at work.

So this is not strictly a DNS or routing issue. The only real cure to get connected again is to either use a VPN which works easily, or reboot either the router at work or the phone at home. Neither of which are a viable alternative.

I honestly do not have a clue as to why this issue is occurring, but it is damned annoying! So below you will find the video I shot to demonstrate this issue and show you exactly what is happening.

Any comments or feedback are appreciated! Just don’t spam the site here with your comments, just leave a tech tip or register and then post a comment. As usual, we are still looking for donations to get cable into the apartment here so I can begin hosting tabletserver.com on a tablet or other local device again! So below is the link to our PayPal donations page, followed by the video!

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That is all for now,

Tim

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Amazon Alexa Ready to Arrive on Windows 10 PCs in Q1 2018

By Radu Iorga

Amazon Alexa is ready to expand and arrive on multiple Windows 10 PCs over Q1 2018, or at least so are claiming sources from ZDNet. Last we heard there was talk about integration between Cortana and Alexa, which was delayed last month. Amazon is dead set on bringing its virtual assistant to the Windows 10 PCs this year.

They announced that at CES 2018, but somehow it flew under the radar. Mary Jo Foley discovered some extra info about the integration via an official support page. Amazon is saying that Alexa for PC should work just like on the Echo devices. This means you can use the digital assistant to set reminders, calendar appointments, read the news (or have them read to you), have ebooks read to you and shop from Amazon. You can ask for definitions, ask it to play tunes and simply search the web for info.

One can also control the smart home via the same assistant. Developers can create new Alexa skills, but there are also limitations, as shown in the chart below. Alexa on PC can’t listen to Spotify, Pandora, or TuneIn Radio and it’ll perform free voice calls to the US, Mexico and Canada. Partnerships include select Windows 10 PCs from Acer, HP and Lenovo and they’ll start from Q1 2018, exclusively for the US market.

The digital assistant doesn’t need extra microphones or speakers to work, so that’s a plus. If you’re interested, you can sign up here to be notified on new information about Alexa for PC.

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Chuwi Hi9 is Probably the Best 8 inch Gaming Tablet You Can Buy for Less Than $200

By Radu Iorga

Remember when the 7 inch or 8 inch tablets ruled? They were excellent gaming devices, but the whole tablet segment seems to have shifted towards convertibles and huge devices. Luckily gaming still happens on a smaller scale, that’s why an 8 inch tablet still feels tempting. A device of the sort is the Chuwi Hi9, which is being sold by Banggood for an excellent price, below $200.

Chuwi Hi9 is a gaming tablet with an 8.4 inch display and it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It comes with a quad core MediaTek MT8173 processor and the resolution is pretty generous, at 2560 x 1600 pixels. There’s 4 GB of RAM inside, 64 GB of storage and a PowerVR GX6250 GPU takes care of the gaming aspect. The whole thing measures 7.9 mm, which by the way was the waistline of the Galaxy S7.

It’s got 2.4 and 5G dual band WiFi and the screen is sourced by JDI, with OGS and good looking 2.5D panel. Improved grip is important for long gaming sessions and that’s also offered here. A microSD card slot also makes the cut, plus a front 2 MP camera and a main 5 MP shooter, with HDR capabilities. Bluetooth 4.0 is on the list as well, plus a microUSB port, audio jack and a 4500 mAh battery.

 

Another piece of good news is that the device’s bundle includes a glass screen protector. The device has been with 1 meter drop tests and 100.000 times key tests, plus 23 general performance tests. If you want to get the good deal for it on Banggood, you can find it here.

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Google Fuchsia OS Gets Detailed Demo; This May Replace Android in the Future (Video)

By Radu Iorga

I don’t want to get into “memberries”, but remember when Google was prepping fresh new OSes for the future? They were coming up with Andromeda and Fuchsia, with plenty of leaks over the past 2 years. Now Fuchsia OS registered a big time leak, as it’s been demoed in the video below.

Last we heard about it was in May last year, when a series of screenshots from its UI were leaked online. Back then it ran on tablets and mobile and now it’s seen on a Pixelbook, courtesy of Ars Technica. The call it the “experimental, top secret OS” from Google. In May last year it was pretty barebones and many features were lacking, but now it seems to have evolved.

The Fuchsia system UI was written with a cross platform SDK dubbed “Flutter” and over the past year had shut down the compatible iOS and Android builds. Fuchsia comes with a Vulkan-based graphics stack and no emulator can support the new graphics API. It was only supported on the Intel NUC PCs from 2015 and the Acer Switch Alpha 12 laptop. But then recently the Google Pixelbook was added as a supported device.

Ars Technica ran the OS on that exact device, as sort of an app on top of Android. The only things that work are a guest mode used to log in, a bunch of apps and the simulation of the UI. The Internet browser can’t load full pages and the music app doesn’t work. At least you can explore its functioning modes, like smartphone, tablet and laptop.

There’s also a Quick Settings shade, multitasking UI with a variety of split screen modes for apps, probably the best thing about this release. The home screen is the “Armadillo” user shell that was loaded on Android by tinkerers months ago. This time a lot of things work instead of being placeholders. At the center of the screen there’s a status readout showing the date and time, Fuchsia button and connectivity, plus battery.

There’s a lot of work to be done, but the project is coming along fine, especially in the multitasking. Be sure to watch the Ars Technica demo video below. Expect to see a breakthrough at I/O 2018.

You can see the video at this link.

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