Author: Richard Cartwright

So do we get to use the four pins on the side of the Nexus 7?

Nexus 7 owners were quick to scope out what Google describes in the manual as the “4-pin connector”. Alas, up to now we have only had rumors of what the 4 pins were designed to connect to. Report are surfacing from Japan that the 4 pins connect to an audio dock from the maker of the Nexus 7 Asus. The Google translation of the page is here. The dock itself  appears to be a chunk of plastic that looks like  it is designed to hold up the Nexus 7 in landscape mode, which makes sense considering that the pins are...

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New iPhone in August?

Rumors are flying that Apple will release its next generation iPhone as early as August 7, 2012.  Conventional tech wisdom would favor a late September/October release, but Apple has not really been that consistent about iPhone release dates. Apple announced the first generation iPhone in Janurary, 2007 and released it at the end of June of that year, Since then, Apple has moved the announcement and release date to later in the yearfor each succeding generation.  Apple has tended to spread out new and refreshed product announcement in order to maximize sales and publicity while minimizing the “Osborne Effect” of killing sales of existing...

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Nexus 7 16 GB sales on hiatus

Google’s wildly popular Android Jelly Bean powered Nexus 7  16 GB tablet has so far out stripped sales projections that the company has halted sales for now. One can apparently still get on a waiting list, but apparently it will be some time before any more orders for the 16 GB model can be fulfilled either in the United Kingdom or the United States.  That is not to say that a Nexus 7 tablet is unobtainable. Google Play is more than happy to sell you the 8 GB version for £159. Sources indicate that Google has plenty of those  on hand. Apparently Google thought...

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A Slice of Raspberry Pi Hardware

Time for another slice of Raspberry Pi. I had hoped to be able to provide a hands on hardware review, but alas I am still on backorder. The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s offering to encourage both stodents and hobbyists to get hands on with coding and hardware come in two types, the Model A and the Model B. The Model A has 256 MB of onboard memory, aone USB port and that is it. The Model B adds an additional USB port for a total of two and an Ethernet port as well. Both devices come with an HDMI and a RCA...

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Microsoft Surface poised to take a bite out of Apple iPad and Air?

Microsoft proved that it could keep a secret and turned the tech community on its head Monday afternoon in  Los Angeles, California with the unveiling of its Surface line of tablets. This was easily the most speculated on ( and shortest noticed) tech announcement in years and most of the speculation was wrong. In essence Balmer and his crew designed what could be game changing, cutting edge tablets; one to run Windows 8 RT and one to run Windows 8 that could stall the mad rush to the iPad, Macbook Air and the Apple operating system generally. However, note I said...

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