Doomed – Intel’s New Linux Compute Stick

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Apr 082015
 
Doomed - Intel's New Linux Compute Stick

Is it just me or are we all agreed that Intel’s new Linux Compute Stick is a piece of junk that has no hope of success. Touting the Compute Stick in hyperbolic terms as a “New Mini-Computing Paradigm,” Intel describes it as a “pocket-sized computer delivering an entry computer experience by plugging directly into the HDMI input of TVs and monitors.” At first glance, $110 for a computer on a HDMI dongle might seem like a no-brainer (although $11 higher than original price of $99). But let’s look at the Linux Compute Stick’s configuration: * 1GB RAM * 8GB storage […]

Should Average Chutiyas Buy an SSD?

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Apr 082015
 
Should Average Chutiyas Buy an SSD?

You can’t open tech deals sites like Techbargains or Fatwallet these days without seeing notice of further price drops in Solid State Drive (aka SSD) prices. Although SSDs have been around for a few years, they still haven’t caught on with average Chutiyas. Even a gadget obsessed maniac like SI bought the first SSD only in December 2014 (a 250GB Samsung 840 EVO at Best Buy for $99.99). Most PC buyers stick with the mechanical hard disk drives that came with their computers. Back in the old days, I shared a PC with a 20MB HDD but these days 1TB […]

Are Chromebooks Overpriced Junk?

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Apr 012015
 
Are Chromebooks Overpriced Junk?

Try as I might, even a hardcore gadget freak like me finds it impossible to get excited over Chromebooks. Compared to the prospect of using a Chromebook, sitting through a Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan, Allu Arjun or Ajith Kumar movie would be an unending thrill. Just yesterday, a gaggle of journalists fawned over a new series of Chromebooks (from Hisense, Asus and Haier) and Chromebits (Asus). Now tell me why I should get tumescent over a Chromebook that contains less storage than my 16GB iPhone, 16GB USB drive ($8) or 32GB iPad? An average Chromebook claims 16GB of storage but […]

Which Apple Blog Should You Read?

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Oct 172014
 
Which Apple Blog Should You Read?

Your infinite fascination for all things Apple matches mine. Alas, your time is finite. So which Apple blog should you spend more time on for the latest news, reviews and how-tos of Macs, iPhones and iPads. To gauge the popularity of the major Apple blogs, I took a dekko at Alexa rankings (not perfect but all we have) and then added my own observations. BTW, did you know most tech blogs including dedicated Apple news sites get a good chunk of visitors from my two favorites – U.S. and India. This is not surprising considering Apple and most startups are […]

Anonabox – Tor for Dummies a Huge Hit on Kickstarter

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Oct 152014
 
Anonabox - Tor for Dummies a Huge Hit on Kickstarter

Update: Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Privacy Router Project Anonabox has turned out to be a phenomenal success on the crowd funding site Kickstarter. Against a target of $7,500, Anonabox’s promoters have already received commitments for $581,943 from 8,927 contributors (as of 22:06ET on October 15, 2014), just two days after the project went live on Kickstarter. I suppose the huge response for Anonabox is a clear indication that tons of people are concerned about privacy issues. China, India, U.S., Russia, Egypt, Bahrain….it’s hard to find a country that’s not snooping on or censoring Internet usage of average citizens these days. So […]

Sep 112014
 
Media Forever Slurping on Apple's Cum

Source: Macrumors Man Lands on Mars is a story. But iPhone 6 Landing on US Soil….is that really worthy of media coverage, especially about a company already saturated with hype. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m no iPhone hater. I love my iPhone as much as the next guy. I started with the iPhone 3G in 2008, then shifted to iPhone 4 and last year jumped on the iPhone 5S. Some minor complaints aside, I’m happy with the device. Source – iPhone in Canada Media Blowjob But what I don’t get – and don’t like – is the collective blowjob […]