Categories AndroidFeaturedHardware

Welcoming the Moto 360

When Samsung put out their first smart watch last year, I had no desire to get one. It was square and seemed stuck in the smartphone form factor (like the new Apple Watch). I couldn’t think of a need for a smart watch at the time. Then, earlier this year, Motorola started teasing the Moto […]

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Categories HardwareReview

Chromecast Review

  With the release of the Chromecast, Google made an unexpected (for me at least) move on the home entertainment front, an area where they undoubtedly have struggled with previous efforts (Google TV). Reaction so far has been pretty positive (or at least as far as I have read) and it’s not surprising. The Chromecast […]

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Categories FeaturedHardwareUbuntu

Chromecast and Ubuntu

My Google Chromecast arrived yesterday and although I still need to write up a proper review (tonight or tomorrow), the one piece I wanted to mention right away concerns the Chromecast and Ubuntu. Initially, I feared there would be limitations to systems other than PC and Mac since those were the only ones I saw […]

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Categories Hardware

Chromecast In The Mail

Most of you visiting Tall Tech Tales have undoubtedly hear of Google’s Chromecast. For those you that haven’t, the review of the Chromecast by TechCrunch summarizes the Chromecast in a paragraph: The Chromecast is deceptively simple: you plug it into your TV, then stream video and music to it from apps running on your iPhone, […]

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Categories AndroidHardware

Upgrading The ASUS Transformer TF101 to Jelly Bean

It’s getting close to years since the ASUS Transformer Android Tablet launched.  Since then, various iterations have been released and the series continues to be sold today. The Transformer was at the time one of the best Android tablets on the market. Thanks to the frequent software upgrades, the original Transformer eventually even received a […]

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