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T1100 Is Back

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No, the T1100 is not a Terminator. That was actually the very first laptop in history made by Toshiba. Can you believe it? The first laptop has thirty candles on its birthday cake. That is really something. Unfortunately, things in this field are more or less the same. What is that supposed to mean?

Well, the T1100 was able to give you up to eight hours of cable-free experience, which is still respectable according to the modern standards. Right? On the other side, when you translate a thirty-year-old price in accordance with the today’s financial criteria, you get around $4,000. Acceptable?

Can we ask Toshiba was it worth it? Where are we thirty years later with our laptop story? Honestly speaking, somehow we have this funny feeling that the mobile youngsters, such as smartphones themselves, have ruined the party for laptops. Can you make an easy choice between these two?

Either way, the cable-free revolution started with the very first Toshiba’s laptops. In the meantime, lots of things have changed in the territories cyber universe. The newest and most successful cyber-baby-boom generation of smartphones owes so much to laptops. No birthday wishes for a laptop?!

50 Cents Facebook

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For the Wall Street Journal the greatest unpaid labor force in our history is nothing more than a nice euphemism for the Facebook itself. What is Facebook for you? And, most importantly, what is it worth to you? Believe it or not, you can actually put a price tag on your relationship with Facebook.
Here is a rough price list. As soon as you register, you allow Facebook to earn hundred bucks, give it or take. Each of your Facebook is worth fifty cents, more or less. Every time you like something or someone, you do it for a couple cents, no more. That gives an estimated value for your profile between $1,500 and $2,000.

In other words, you and your friends allow Facebook to earn at least one million dollars every single day. Is this a fair deal? What do you get in return? Well, you know the answer to this question, don’t you? There is no better platform, which allows you to stay in touch with your loved ones.

We know that the information is the key. However, we could not possibly dream that it can be worth the most craziest fortune you can imagine. So, how much Facebook owes us in return? Everything and nothing. We have given up our privacy for free. For a couple of pictures saved online. Fair?

A Rice-Sized Computer

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This post you should read without any prejudices. Why? Because, the smallest computer in the world known to men is a rice-sized. This does not necessarily mean that is made in China. The origin of this latest state of the art computer is Michigan, US. Have you noticed a fly on post’s picture?

This is a very illustrative comparison, when it comes to the Michigan Micro Mote. So, what are we supposed to do with this little fellow? Well, the very first thing that crosses our mind is related to the possible health related applications. Imagine a computer ofnthis size in your body? That is not a bad news.

As a matter of fact, this is the best health issues detector you can possibly get. On the other side, the oil industry has one of its numerous business eyes on this intriguing invention. The rice-sized computers are the perfect match for the hostile and inaccessible profitable oil pockets under the ground.

One thing is sure here. The smallest computer in the world has the biggest chances for the long and rich life of almost endless fruitful applications. Therefore, our hats off to the busy little bees in Michigan. There is one question left, though. Can you make it to be even smaller than this? Just asking.

#2 Made In China

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The busy little cyber bees from China are up to something serious. First, we had an epic battle for the number two position at the very top of the smartphone empire, which is very likely to be won by the so-called Chinese Apple Xiaomi. Now, the silver medal among search engines goes to China.

It is official, Baidu is the second most popular search engine in the world. Although, Google is still the indisputable ruler with more than 60% of the market share, Bing is no longer number two. Baidu is reaching for the significant 20% ratio. The 20% leftovers, more or less, are reserved for Bing and Yahoo.

What is this supposed to mean? Made in China will rule the cyber-world. We used to say, it is only a matter of time. Well, the time has come. The time is now. Hollywood has already moved to China. No need for the major IT players to hesitate, when it comes to picking a new terrain. Any word of advice?

You should learn some Chinese. You know, some basic vocabulary. It will definitely come in handy. The next thing you know, you will be holding a Xiaomi smartphone and you will googling something in Baidu. Does it really matter, as long as it gives you what you really want? How do you say hello in Chinese?

Mi Fan – Mi Win

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For quite some time the co-called Chinese Apple literally breathes down the neck of both the original US Apple and his biggest competition the so-called South Korean Apple. Yes, it is a tricky game between Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi. So, who is the most likely game changer in the new 2015?

Well, we have a new world record breaker. It is really hard to believe, but Xiaomi was able to sell almost 2,4 million devices in less than 24 hours. You do the math, how many is that devices per hour, minute, or a single second. The previous year had seen more than 60 million Xiaomi devices in the market.

This time, Xiaomi is aiming high with an ambitious plan to sell more than 100 million smartphones with its logo. We dare to say that the smartphone empire is very likely to have a new silver medal winner in 2015. We do not know, who is going to be the number one, but we certainly know, who is already the number two.

Well done Xiaomi. You certainly deserve it. Now, let us see how far can you really go. There is some poetic justice in a fact that the most popular smartphone in the world has a Made-In-China label on it. The tectonic plates of the smartphone market are shifting, for real. Happy new 2015!

Mi Fan – Mi Win

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For quite some time the co-called Chinese Apple literally breathes down the neck of both the original US Apple and his biggest competition the so-called South Korean Apple. Yes, it is a tricky game between Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi. So, who is the most likely game changer in the new 2015?

Well, we have a new world record breaker. It is really hard to believe, but Xiaomi was able to sell almost 2,4 million devices in less than 24 hours. You do the math, how many is that devices per hour, minute, or a single second. The previous year had seen more than 60 million Xiaomi devices in the market.

This time, Xiaomi is aiming high with an ambitious plan to sell more than 100 million smartphones with its logo. We dare to say that the smartphone empire is very likely to have a new silver medal winner in 2015. We do not know, who is going to be the number one, but we certainly know, who is already the number two.

Well done Xiaomi. You certainly deserve it. Now, let us see how far can you really go. There is some poetic justice in a fact that the most popular smartphone in the world has a Made-In-China label on it. The tectonic plates of the smartphone market are shifting, for real. Happy new 2015!

One Apple Day = One Android Year

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OK. Here it goes. A little bit over 700,000 smartwatches which run the Android Wear OS found new owners in 2014. On the other side, Apple is reaching one million iWatch devices at the beginning of 2015. For what is worth, this fascinating number is not a final one nor accurate, as well.

We are talking about pre-orders, orders, and actual sales. Either way, it is impressive. Without any exaggeration we can say that Apple fights an epic fight for all smartwatches of the world. In a quite an unusual way this unprecedented success of an iWatch can launch a collateral wave for Android.

How? Well, Apple is improving the smartwache’s shaken and damages reputation and image. Our expectations were unreasonably high, while the business results were a huge disappointment. This way, someone my say after hearing about the latest iWatch success, let me give a smartwatch one more try.

One page is missing from this optimistic book. Dear cyber boys and girls, we are still talking about the hundreds of thousands of devices. What happened with the millions which is the case with the older cousin smartphone? We are delighted and surprised to see one million iWatches. Oh dear…