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UbuTab is a 1 TB Ubuntu Tablet Originating From Indiegogo; Prices Start at $329 (Video)

By James A.

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There are lots of good Ubuntu-related projects lately and many of them have something to do with mobile devices. There’s also a tablet out there called UbuTab, that started off as an IndieGogo campaign and sounded like a good idea, but it ended before the whole funding was in.

Still you can buy an UbuTab for $329 and up from the UbuTabShop. The product ships in April and the basic version offers a 10.1 inch 1920 x 1200 pixel screen, 64 GB of storage and Android or Ubuntu OS, depending on your choice. There’s also 3 years of warranty in the mix. You can also go with a 1 TB version of the device, with the same screen, plus the same offer of Android or Ubuntu and the same long warranty.

 

These models are priced at $439 for the 1 TB HDD model and $659 for the 1 TB SSD unit. Other specs include a quad core 1.5 GHz Intel Z3775D processor, 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel HD graphics. There’s also WiFi, Bluetooth, a mini HDMI out and microUSB OTG, as well as a microSD card slot and a 5 MP back camera. The tablet comes with stereo speakers and its battery is an impressive 11.000 mAh unit. Who wants one?

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Tonight’s Conundrum, Sendgrid is blocked?

1Newspapers1Like about 8 bazillion other sites I use Sendgrid.com for email delivery. It has worked rather well as an smtp host for several years.

But tonight it caused me to think my virtual server was hacked. My admin control panel would not fire up and it wasn’t until I read the Apache logs that I found the 28 quintillion errors all referring to my sendgrid-api plugin.

So after deleting said plugin, I was rewarded with a website that I can again edit….while that is super neat, there is the issue of the Sendgrid site being blocked by my local DNS server for phishing? Yeah, not god, but OpenDNS is blocking them and was perhaps the cause of my entire 3 hr search for the reason my local sites were non-accessible for admin.

The bottom line here is that if you happen to run a WordPress site and use the Sendgrid API plugin….you will have the same issues I was/am currently having, those being no Dashboard access.  I have temporarily switched to the WP Sendgrid Plug-in and it is semi-functional.

Now on the other hand this could be an OpenDNS issue. So if you are not seeing errors using your crappy ISP’s local DNS, let me know so I can switch back to MediaCrap…err..com.

Google officially announces Android 5.1

1Newspapers1By Ron Amadeo

After prematurely launching an Android One site with tons of references to Android 5.1, Google has finally announced Android 5.1 via its official Android blog. It looks to be a minor update, with Google saying it “improves stability and performance” over 5.0.

The update isn’t all bugfixes though. Android 5.1 adds support for multiple SIM slots and HD voice. There’s also a new security feature called “Device Protection,” which will lock a lost or stolen device until the user signs in with their Google account—the lockout even survives a factory reset.

We’ll dive in as soon as we get a copy. Google has only said it is “rolling out” 5.1; the company didn’t say where. We’d imagine it will hit AOSP and Nexus devices soon.

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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is so Light It Can be Carried Away by Balloons (Video)

By Radu Iorga

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There’s a fresh Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet ad, one that seems focused on just how light this device is. The product is very similar to the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet and it was announced at MWC 2015, with upgraded specs.

The thing is that the slate is very light and slim, at 6.1 mm in waistline and 392 grams. The ad is based on showing the tablet being lifted in the air by a few Helium balloons. The promo video was filmed around the Fira Montjuic in Barcelona, so it was close to WMC 2015. The newcomer is 50 grams lighter than the Xperia Z2 Tablet and much lighter than the 467 gram 10.5 inch Galaxy Tab S from Samsung.

I guess nobody can see such a low weight as a bad thing, but you wouldn’t want a tablet to feel flimsy, would you? Anyway, the product also has other advantages, like being water and dust resistant and packing the Snapdragon 810 CPU and 3 GB of RAM. It also runs Lollipop and has a solid 8 megapixel camera and surprisingly good 5 MP selfie camera.

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Okay…bottom line here…if anyone can hook me up to one of these at a super low price you will be my friend forever in addition to being the person I let run all my websites and I will occasionally let you use my car/airplane.

Tim


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Vido W11X Is a New 11.6 inch Tablet that Brings 4 GB of RAM and Intel Core M processor

By Claudiu Sima

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Recently, the Chinese producer Vido announced the launch of a new tablet that can be easily transformed into a notebook device thanks to a dedicated keyboard. The name of this new slate is Vido W11X, and among its main specs we get a 11.6-inch panel (1.366 x 768 pixels), and an Intel Core M 5Y10C processor clocked at 2.0 GHz.

There’s also Intel HD Graphics 5300, 4 GB of LPDDR3 RAM memory, 128 GB SSD hard-drive, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and HDMI output. Vido W11X runs Windows 8.1 operating system and on the connectivity side we have a USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and TF card expansion slot.

 

We get to know that the USB 3.0 port will allow us to connect some accessories to the tablet, like a wired mouse, a keyboard or any other compatible device. From the pictures above, we notice a pretty similar keyboard to that found on Asus notebooks, a nice feature after all. The price is yet to be announced.

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