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Here’s What It’s Like To Use The Force Touch Trackpad On The New Retina MacBook Pro

By Darrell Etherington

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The new technology was described in detail as a tentpole feature of the upcoming MacBook, which ships on April 10, but its use in the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which is available now, represents both the first opportunity for testing beyond a quick hands-on, and a sign that Apple likely wants to make this the default trackpad tech across its lineup in the future. Video Walkthrough Different,… Read More

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (SM-T715) With 8 Inch Display Shows in Geekbench; The Tablet Measures Only 5.4 mm in Thickness

By Claudiu Sima

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A few days ago, more precisely on March 12, on Zauba.com we saw a new Samsung device imported in India for testing purpose. The name of this device is SM-T715, a 8-inch tablet that will arrive on the market as Galaxy Tab S2 in the upcoming months.

In the same time we get to know that Samsung SM-T715 recently showed up in GeekBench, app that unveiled some of the specs of this device. Once launched this slate will arrive with an octa-core Exynos 5433 processor, the same one found on Galaxy Note 4, 3 GB of RAM memory and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop pre-installed.

 

Even if other official specs are unknown for the moment, through some previous rumours we found out that SM-T715 will pack 32 GB space of internal storage, a 4:3 inch display with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution, a 8-megapixel rear camera and a 3.850 mAh battery. Also, it seems that this slate will measure just 5.4 mm in thickness, the slimmest tablet on the market at the moment.

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Why Cable Companies Really Piss Me Off…

speedtest1I run this site and several others using my cable Inter-web connection and there are times that the service is super good, but by and large, the service stinks.

Below are some recent speed test I have run using my tablet….

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I use a website and an app called SpeedTest to check my speeds, pretty much every day. In some cases I actually get speeds of 20 mbps and an upload speed of between 6 and 9 mbps. But on more than half the tests I find that download speeds barely crest 1.0 mbps.

I am sorry to inform the folks at MediaCom Cable, but if you promise certain speeds and we pay for them, and you deliver less than 10% more than 50% of the time, then your service sucks. There are no excuses, there are no exceptions, there are no, good ,valid reasons, unless you happen to be doing maintenance, which shouldn’t be 50% of the time.

Do NOT sell a product to people and fail to deliver and then expect a happy customer. That ain’t how it works folks. I don’t care if you have to hire 50 extra people and cut your profit margin, because the issue is delivery of a product here and as a customer, I do not accept anything short of of 99.99% up time and speeds as promised.

Of course these are the same people trying to charge me for a router that I do not have, nor would I ever use, because I have my own, very good router.

I know there isn’t much I can do to get this issue fixed, because essentially the local cable companies in the USA have a monopoly due to payoffs and corruption in our government structure. But I do feel the need to piss, bitch and moan /vent and if nothing else I feel a wee bit better after writing this.

Tim


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Xiaomi Mi Pad Debuts in India, Compared to iPad Mini 3 and Nexus 9

By Radu Iorga

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If you really want a hot tablet that’s not 10 inches in diagonal and you’re in India, you may as well start buying the Xiaomi Mi Pad. The product debuted in India today and it will go against the iPad Mini 3 and Nexus 9, at a much lower price.

You can find the device’s review here and what we liked most about it was the battery, good price, quality camera, loud acoustics and powerful hardware. The display was also praised and the minimalistic camera UI was also quite nice. I have to say that the 84 decibels of the speakers get past the iPhone 6 Plus, so that’s a compliment. The CPU inside is an Nvidia Tegra K1 clocked at 2.2 GHz, that scores great in benchmarks.

 

One of the crucial aspects on the Indian market is the price and the Xiaomi Mi Pad goes for $207, while the iPad Mini 3 and Nexus 9 are priced in the range of $460, which is more than double the price of the Mi Pad. The iPad Mini 3 and Mi Pad have similar dimensions, with the Apple tablet being slightly thinner, but the Nexus 9 is certainly the beefiest model, with 20 mm more in length and 18 mm in width.

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Screen resolutions are pretty close and brightness too, while the camera quality battle is most likely won by the iPad Mini 3, in spite of the lower resolution 5 MP shooter compared to 8 MP shooters on Nexus 9 and Mi Pad. The Xiaomi unit is however more equipped for selfies, with a 5 MP shooter, while the others go with 1.2 MP and 1.6 MP.

Finally the battery lives at 10 hours for the Mi Pad, about 11 hours with the iPad Mini 3 and a bit less with the Nexus 9. Which one do you choose?

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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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