Tag Archive: android

An android is a robot or synthetic organism designed to look and act like a human. Although "android" is used almost universally to refer to both sexes, and those of no particular sex, "Android" technically refers to the male form, while "Gynoid" is the feminine form. Until recently, androids have largely remained within the domain of science fiction, frequently seen in film and television. The word was coined from the Greek root ????- 'man' and the suffix -oid 'having the form or likeness of'. The Oxford English Dictionary traces the earliest use (as "Androides") to Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia, in reference to an automaton that St. Albertus Magnus allegedly created. The word was popularized by the French writer Villiers in his 1886 novel L'Ève future. The term "android" appears in US patents as early as 1863 in reference to miniature human-like toy automatons. The term "droid", coined by George Lucas for the original Star Wars film and now used widely within science fiction,...

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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Apr 07 2014

Leaving Roku for Android TV

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The Verge reported over the weekend that Google is getting ready to release Android TV; a replacement to Google TV. The interesting thing about this move for Google is that it’s not really a move at all, they just embracing what’s already out there in the market and focusing on the high points of streaming …

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Feb 10 2014

Save Your Battery- Stop Using The Facebook App On Your Phone

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Over the past week,  I did a little experiment  with my android phone and its battery life.  I have been running into some issues with my android phone and the amount of battery life that I was getting.  My phone wasn’t lasting whole day without charge,  and this wasn’t acceptable considering that I don’t use  …

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Nov 20 2013

Format Text Using Nuance’s Swype On Your Android

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On my android smartphone, I tend to to try to use voice recognition for text input wherever possible. The two main choices for voice recognition on smartphones [android/iPhone]; using Nuance or using Google. On my PC at home, I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking and that application has the ability to do some basic commands as your …

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Sep 13 2013

Apple Customer’s Confidence In The Brand-name Is Breaking Down

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I heard something other day from a friend of mine that absolutely floored me. He’s been using Apple products for years and has been a diehard iPhone user since the very beginning. I’ve had many conversations over the comparisons between android and the iPhone, but it wasn’t until the other day that I heard a …

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Aug 24 2013

RedboxInstant video streaming service has a long way to go

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About a week ago, I signed up for my free trial of RedBoxInstant. the free trial is extended to new subscribers to RedBoxInstant and being a person that still rents DVDs from time to time, RedBox is the perfect option. It’s low cost and your ability to go online and reserve the movies that you …

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Aug 14 2013

Techie Review: iRulu 10” Android tablet

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I have been throwing around the idea of buying a low-end android tablet to play with as a toy. To go so far as to think that I might take a cheap android tablet, strap some sticky magnets to the back of it and mount it to my refrigerator. The idea of having a android …

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Aug 09 2013

Have people really had enough of Windows?

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I know, seems like a silly question right? It’s not. The Windows operating system is strongly established itself in the corporate working environment. If you work in an office, most likely the chances of you working with any other operating system besides Windows is unlikely. While Microsoft’s revenue is up, they’re still having a very …

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Jul 04 2013

Microsoft/Skype don’t want you to go off-line

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If you have Skype loaded on your smartphone, you may have noticed an update to the user interface. It’s a little bit more sleeker and has a slightly different look, but one of the things you may have also noticed is that you can’t find the option to log out of Skype. Personally, I’ve noticed …

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