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It’s over 9 years since I posted the first set of articles on the Carrypad blog…which became Origamiportal….which became UMPCPortal. I wanted to relay some thoughts on my personal need for a mobile internet device I called the Carrypad. I wrote about…
It's over 9 years since I posted the first set of articles on the Carrypad blog...which became Origamiportal....which became UMPCPortal. I wanted to relay
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No #mobilegeddon  for me...yet.
I don't have a responsive or mobile site so i'm expecting a penalty soon.

The dip in the middle was a server problem. Yesterday was a good day for mobile search!
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Glad to hear it. Do all your competitors on Google Search have responsive layout?
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The 11-12 inch screen size is perfect for mobile productivity and with processing power on the rise and design slimming down it gets more interesting every week. Intel’s Core M has a lot to do with the amount of activity in the sector and it might just be…
The 11-12 inch screen size is perfect for mobile productivity and with processing power on the rise and design slimming down it gets more interesting every
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Surface Pro 3 vs Surface 3. Which one suits you?

I've put together some words, some performance test results and evaluated the two platforms. You can use the evaluations to find out which one is more suitable for your needs. Latest pricing also included.

http://www.umpcportal.com/microsoft-surface-pro-3-vs-microsoft-surface-3/ 

#surface3   #surfacepro3  
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At €39 the Amazon Fire TV Stick is very interesting. For Prime customers it’s a must-buy but for those of us with Miracast-enabled devices it means that the Miracast feature (Screen Mirroring) also brings extra value. Early firmware builds for the Fire…
At €39 the Amazon Fire TV Stick is very interesting. For Prime customers it's a must-buy but for those of us with Miracast-enabled devices it means that the
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I got one for $19 on launch day and am very impressed. It has a very easy setup guide that makes it perfect for less technical people.
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Amazon FireTV stick with Display Mirroring from a Lumia 830 taking a picture of the camera viewfinder.

#firetvstick   #lumia830   
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A 15-inch laptop for $199. The Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-531) was announced yesterday and we’ve already put it into our database. It’s a basic specification (we expect that it’s re-using a mainboard from another Acer Chromebook) but the price is very, very…
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7-inch touchscreen tablet running Linux. It features a back-lit keyboard!

Take a look at some of the specs. http://j.mp/pepperpad3

2006 was a great year for tablet experimentation.  Nokia, Flybook, OQO, DualCor, Tabletkiosk, Sony, Samsung, ASUS, Sharp. 
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2000-2006 was a good time for design experimentation in general. But then everyone went gaga over the Apple slab of glass (i still wonder how much it "helped" that even the non-tech press felt they had to cover that device in some way)...
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Acer have just launched updated Aspire Switch 10 dockable tablets with  one starting at just $279. The high-end version has a full HD screen, digitizer pen support and gets a Gorilla Glass lid.
Acer have just launched updated Aspire Switch 10 dockable tablets with one starting at just $279. The high-end version has a full HD screen, digitizer pen
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ConsoleOS is a tailored build of Android (AOS) for X86 PCs. It’s optimized with features for keyboard and mouse, an anti-virus package and then it’s tailored for use with an expanding list of devices. The company that makes it is about to market ConsoleOS…
ConsoleOS is a tailored build of Android (AOS) for X86 PCs. It's optimized with features for keyboard and mouse, an anti-virus package and then it's tailored
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Surface Pro 3 with Miracast wireless display to FireTV Stick. Using OneNote and the pen could spice up your presentation and give you the ability to walk into your audience to check they're not playing games!
#firetvstick     #surfacepro3   #miracast  
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Cheaper than what I had paid for a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter! I might have to look into it.

I teach Math with my SP3.
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I got a FireTV Stick in Germany. Unboxing was a pleasure. UI is fast (until you get to the apps.)

Miracast worked out of the box with a Windows 8.1 tablet but it was very laggy as both devices are two walls away from the hotspot. I'll test again after a firmware update and when in the same room as the WiFi hotspot.

I love the standalone aspect of this HDMI stick. Chromecast feels awkward in comparison because it needs an extra device to drive it. FireTV Stick simply comes with a remote. 

Content testing is another matter. I'm an Englishman in Germany. Let's see how capable the FireTV Stick is of delivering original-language content to me. So far I've seen, in searches, about 20 Amazon movies and TV series in original language from here in Germany. Maybe i'll drop back the Netflix app which (mostly) has the original language content available in Germany. 

For the time being though it's great to be able to listen to the  BBC Radio 6 stream via the TuneIn app.
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Yes. It seems to be a direct connection. WiFi direct perhaps. I'm not sure why my experience was so bad in testing yesterday then. Today, in my coworking space, it's much better. Lumia, Surface Pro3 and Mixx 2 8 tested. Report coming on @umpcportal
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Owner - Carrypad web network. I'm a Mobile Computing researcher and reporter and run Chromebookworld, Ultrabooknews, UMPCPortal and I developed the product database that sits behind them.
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Steve 'Chippy' Paine has been in the Internet business since 1988 and worked through roles such as system management, network design, security management and now, online journalism, research and publishing. Main interests: Mobile computing, netbooks, tablets, mobile internet, chromeos, connected photography, social networking, cycle touring, camping, energy
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Earliest reference on Google:1989 First email address 1987. Yes i'm bragging that i'm old!
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Buying Advisor V2
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Configured by Ultrabooknews editors, the Ultrabook and ultrathin buying advisor takes your input and chooses an appropriate list of prouduct

The Weather Channel
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Open camping on the lakeside. Have checked out quite a few campsites in NRW and RP and this is one of the nicest. Family of four, tent. Perfect weather helps though. Would like to come back and try an overnight stay in the wine barrel. (For real!)
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Queuing to order food, picking it up yourself, eating with local Telekom staff at lunchtime. This 'new concept' style is somewhat over-rated in my opinion. Clean and smart location and food good though.
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Average quality hotel is clean and friendly. Value for money is good although don't expect the buffet breakfast to run room smoothly in high season. Hotel building 2 has no reception and is situated across from a car park that can be noisy from early to late. Great position for exploring the area though. Nearby restaurants suitable for all tastes.
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One of my favorite bars in Bonn. Its busy though so although the food is reliable, it isn't the most relaxing of places to eat.
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You know a hotel is honest when they only charge €5 for 7 days internet usage. Clean, tidy, modern rooms. Good location.
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Make sure you board the steam-powered ride. There's a diesel locomotive that's not half as interesting as the smelly steam locomotive! 8 minutes at about 10km/h is worth it. Take a look a the cabin classes and imagine. . .
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