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Sunday, November 4th, 2012 news No Comments

We Had Our Best Day Of Kindle Fire HD Sales After Apple Announced The iPad Mini (AAPL, AMZN)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-kindle-fire-sales-after-ipad-mini-2012-10

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Amazon has another chest-thumping, but detail free, proclamation about Kindle sales.

It tells All Things D, “Wednesday was the $199 Kindle Fire HD’s biggest day of sales since launch and up 3x week over week.”

Apple announced the iPad mini on Tuesday, so the clear suggestion is that people waited to see what Apple was releasing. Once they saw it, they opted for Amazon’s less expensive option.

With Amazon, though, we really have no idea what that statement means. It doesn’t provide any details on Kindle unit sales. For all we know, the company sold 200 Kindle Fire HDs on Wednesday.

 

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Saturday, October 27th, 2012 digital No Comments

Amazon Sold the Most Kindle Fire HDs since Launch the Day After the iPad Mini Was Announced

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/vip/~3/0ADzQEBP2l4/amazon-sold-the-most-kindle-fire-hds-the-day-after-the-ipad-mini-was-announced

Amazon Sold the Most Kindle Fire HDs since Launch the Day After the iPad Mini Was AnnouncedIf you’re wondering if the iPad Mini had an effect on its competitors, it did. Just not the one you were thinking. The Kindle Fire HD actually had its biggest day of sales since its launch, the day after the iPad Mini was announced.

In a statement sent to AllThingsD, Amazon said:

“Wednesday was the $199 Kindle Fire HD’s biggest day of sales since launch and up 3x week over week”

The $199 Kindle Fire HD is the 16GB Wi-Fi version with special offers. Seems like instead of killing the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7, the iPad Mini actually legitimized them. Or maybe people were waiting to see what Apple would do with the iPad Mini before they made their decision on buying a smaller tablet (with a lot choosing the cheaper option).

In the bigger picture, we’re not sure exactly what it means since Amazon doesn’t release sales figures but it sure can’t be a bad thing for Amazon. [AllThingsD]

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Saturday, October 27th, 2012 news No Comments

Groupon Deal Strands Customers In Vegas [Social Networks]

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5844103/groupon-deal-strands-customers-in-las-vegas

Groupon Deal Strands Customers In VegasSeveral Internet bargain hunters wanting to visit Vegas on the cheap found out the hard way that some deals are just too good to be true.

Several Groupon and Voice Daily Deals Users users bought round-trip bus tickets from Southern California to Las Vegas for $45. The price was great, but the trip was a mini disaster due to the negligence of LUX Ground Transportation, the bus company that provided the deal.

The problems started right at the beginning with many buses arriving hours later than scheduled or, sometimes, not showing up at all. When the buses did arrive, they brought their passengers safely to Las Vegas, but never returned to bring them home. Oops.

All’s well that ends well, though. A shuttle from another company was called in to rescue these abandoned passengers. And Groupon eventually canceled the deal and refunded customer’s money. LUX didn’t fare as well. It appears the company was operating without a business license and has shuttered its doors now that the world’s eyes are upon it. [MSNBC]


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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 news No Comments

More Kin Dirt Surfaces

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5581704/more-kin-dirt-surfaces

More Kin Dirt SurfacesIf people had talked this much about Kin while it was still alive, it might have stood a chance. Oh well! The battle continues to rage over who gets the write the final chapter in Kin’s history.

Mini-Microsoft has been a prime staging ground for these kinds of comments, with accusations aplenty being flung back and forth by current and former Microsoft employees. A sampling from today’s batch shows that Andy Lees is again a popular target:

All I can say as a former Windows Mobile employee who is now working for a competitor in the phone space is that this is good news for the rest of us. […] Personally I quit because of the frustrating management and autocratic decision style of Terry Myerson and Andrew Lees. The only exec in the team myself and other folks respcted was Tom Gibbons who is now sidelined. Lees and Myerson don’t know consumer products or phones. Gibbons at least knows consumer product development. We often talk about how Andrew Lees still has a job but Microsoft’s loss is a gain for the rest of us.

And that the folks at Danger, acquired by Microsoft to help bring Kin to life, were confounded by the sudden perceived incompetence around them:

You are correct, the remaining Danger team was not professional nor did we show off the amazing stuff we had that made Danger such a great place. But the reason for that was our collective disbelief that we were working in such a screwed up place. Yes, we took long lunches and we sat in conference rooms and went on coffee breaks and the conversations always went something like this…”Can you believe that want us to do this?” Or “Did you hear that IM was cut, YouTube was cut? The App store was cut?” “Can you believe how mismanaged this place is?” “Why is this place to dysfunctional??”

Please understand that we went from being a high functioning, extremely passionate and driven organization to a dysfunctional organization where decisions were made by politics rather than logic.

So: we get it. All is not right with Microsoft’s corporate culture, which may spell trouble for Windows Phone 7. But in the meantime, can’t we just let sleeping Kins lie? [Mini Microsoft]

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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 digital No Comments

When ads invade license plates, you know the end is near

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5568729/california-license-plates-to-become-electronic-billboards

California License Plates Are the Next Electronic BillboardsYou probably paid a bit too much for your car, but you know what would really be the cherry on top of that upgraded paint job? A mini electronic advertisement that’s completely out of your control!

The California Legislature is considering a bill that would begin the research process of digital license plates—license plates that would replace age-old stamped metals. From what we can tell, the system would display your normal license plate number whenever your car was in motion. But stop for four seconds, and the plate switches over to advertise a service or product.

Of course, politicians are quick to remind the public, the ad revenue for a state that’s $19 billion in debt is only a small reason for turning every citizen’s car into a cheesy mobile billboard. Drivers will also be able to further customize the plates with personalized messages and support for their favorite sports teams.

It’ll be a tragedy when California eventually falls into the ocean, but I’ll tell you, the state is really taking proactive steps in shortening the mandatory 3-week mourning period. [MercuryNews]

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Monday, June 21st, 2010 news No Comments

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    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 digital No Comments

    HP Mini 311 Nvidia ION Netbook Hackintosh’ed

    screenshots to come

    Source: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=189621&pid=1296786

    Specifications pertinent to Mac OS X:
    Memory – 1024MB onboard with one open DDR3 SO-DIMM slot for up to 2048MB expansion, giving 3072MB total memory – Postpunk confirmed
    Chipset – STATUSNVIDIA ION LE
    Graphics – STATUSNVIDIA GeForce 9400M based (NVEnabler, LCD, 1366×768, QE/CI) – adachis/supervisa confirmed DSDT may be an option
    HDMI Port – UNKNOWNTESTING NEEDED
    VGA Port – UNKNOWNTESTING NEEDED
    Universal Serial Bus – STATUSNVIDIA ION LE
    Microprocessor – STATUSIntel Atom N270/N280 – Researching better fixes to remove need for NullCPUPowerManagement
    Keyboard – STATUSPS/2 based – ApplePS2Old – adachis confirmed
    Trackpad – STATUSAlps Electric – PS/2 based – ApplePS2Old – adachis confirmed
    Local Storage – STATUSNVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
    Wireless – G-STATUS / N-STATUSBCM4312(G) (adachis confirmed) and BCM943224(N) (PZZ confirmed)
    Network – STATUS10/100 NVIDIA nForce MCP79
    Wireless WAN – UNKNOWNHP un2420 Mobile Broadband (Qualcom2000)
    Bluetooth – STATUSUSB/PCIe Broadcom based – superviza confirmed
    Audio – STATUSNVIDIA HDA (VoodooHDA works large amount of static overlay, try 16-bit – adachis confirmed) DSDT may be an option
    Webcam – STATUSUSB Based HP Webcam-50 – superviza confirmed
    External Optical – STATUSHP External 556s Optical Drive – theproto confirmed

    Feature status:
    Battery Status – STATUS VoodooBattery shows some functions – (adachis confirmed) so does AppleACPIBatteryManager (superviza confirmed)
    Sleep/Hibernate/Suspend – STATUS MORE TESTING NEEDED – Not looking good OOB (superviza confirmed)
    Trackpad Options – STATUS VoodooPS2 not recognizing trackpad – adachis confirmed
    Shutdown/Reboot – STATUS superviza confirmed
    Clamshell Switch – STATUS superviza confirmed
    Power Button – STATUS superviza confirmed
    SpeedStep or P/C-States – STATUS AppleLPC loaded and P/C-States are present –superviza/theproto confirmed

    Status legend:
    VANILLANo fixes needed or DSDT/EFI fixes used only
    EXTRASExtra KEXTs needed but not located in /S/L/E
    MODIFICATIONSModifications or additions to /S/L/E or any other system file
    UNSUPPORTEDNo useable driver exists for the device/chipset
    UNKNOWNInitial status indicating further testing/verification is needed

    For download packages see:

    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=189621&pid=1296786

    Another thread making progress:

    http://myhpmini.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=2402

    source: http://www.liliputing.com/2009/10/hp-mini-311-ram-can-be-upgraded.html

    HP Mini 311 RAM can be upgraded

    hp mini 311 ram upgrade

    The HP Mini 311 (or Compaq Mini 311C in Europe) comes with 1GB of RAM soldered to the motherboard. At first glance, that might make this NVIDIA ION-powered laptop a bit less attractive, since it somewhat limits your upgrade options. But Blogeee reports there’s good news: There is another RAM slot that users can take advantage of to upgrade the RAM.

    All you have to do is pop open the back and slide in a 2GB module to upgrade the memory to 3GB.

    Source: http://www.liliputing.com/2009/10/hp-mini-311-with-ion-graphics-can-run-os-x.html

    HP Mini 311 with ION graphics can run OS X

    311 osx

    Want an 11.6 inch mini-laptop with high performance graphics, and the ability to run OS X? It looks like the HP Mini 311 fits the bill.

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    Source: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=178372&st=0#entry1217787

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