Category Archive: Hardware

Oct 06 2014

Screencasting competitors: Roku, Matchstick and Chromecast

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Roku, Matchstick and Chromecast have made this past week very interesting for screencasting. Roku announced that Roku 3 and the Roku stick users will be able to mirror broadcasts from your Windows and android phones [oddly leaving out Apple] to your living room TV, but bigger than that was the surprise kick starter of Matchstick. With …

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Oct 01 2014

What’s the difference between a laptop and a tablet?

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Right now, Microsoft has a commercial it’s airing where it compares Microsoft Surface 3 to Apple’s MacBook Air. The commercial, to me, is very interesting because Microsoft wants to make the comparison between Microsoft Surface and basically a standard laptop. This begs the question, so what’s the difference between a laptop and a tablet? The commercial …

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Sep 22 2014

Apple’s iPhone 6 new features are not NEW

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The other day, I was having a discussion with a good friend of mine about the release of the iPhone 6. This discussion wasn’t necessarily about the standard version or the plus version, it was a discussion basically as to why people get so excited about the release of the iPhone in general. The driving …

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Sep 20 2014

Eweat EW902 Android TV Specs Are Impressive

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The pending release of Android TV, really got me thinking about what options were already out there on the market. If you go to eBay right now and type in Android TV, there’s lots of options for dual core and quad core android devices that provide streaming media. Some of these devices are specifically driven towards …

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Sep 12 2014

Review: IRulu U1 Smartphone

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Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been playing with iRulu’s U1 smartphone. Based on information that I have, this is iRulu’s entrance into the smartphone field. The U1 smartphone is a dual 1 ghz core processor android device. The reports I received from iRulu indicate that they have plans to release more smart phones …

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Jul 29 2014

Review: iRulu 10 Inch Android tablet [S/NX1043]

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Roughly 2 weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to review another iRulu 10 inch tablet; it’s the S/NX1043 quad core processor running the latest android operating system [4.2 Jelly Bean]. The iRulu S/NX1043 android tablet has a wider display than your standard tablets. The look and feel of the tablet, with its white case, closely resembles an iPad.

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Jul 16 2014

The argument against buying a Smartwatch

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The argument against Smartwatches seems to be clear. I think that most people would agree that Smartwatches are a novelty item. Smartwatches fulfill that age-old futuristic look of having a communicator on your wrist, like Dick Tracy; but it’s not practical. I might be able to see people using Smartwatches to get notifications or quick text messages, …

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Jul 14 2014

Review: Logitech H600 USB Wireless Headset

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I’m a big user of voice recognition and Dragon NaturallySpeaking, but I also in a person who likes to be able to move around as I’m using speech recognition. Sometimes it’s a more fluid motion to be able to stand up and pace around the room, making discussion and trying to make a point, as opposed to …

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Jun 18 2014

iRulu offers $99 Smartphone and Tough Tablet for active people

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About a year ago, I purchased an iRulu tablet that was a dual core device that had some flaws and didn’t perform very well. A couple of months ago, I was approached by member of iRulu and asked to do a review of one of their newer tablets. Having never been asked to do a review …

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Apr 12 2014

Techie Review: iRulu 9.7″ Android Tablet

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This is a hands-on review of the iRulu 9.7″ Android Tablet [AZ941]. I did an earlier review of another iRulu Tablet about nine months ago. At the time, the purpose was to try to find a low-cost android tablet that met all the requirements I was looking for; nothing really high end, but still very …

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