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 George Ou

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George Ou was a network engineer, CISSP security expert. He has been a technology writer for over ten years and recently worked in Washington DC as a think tank expert.
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posted in August 2012

ARM Battery Life Advantage Myth Lives On

8/17/2012
For many years the only mobile devices that had decent battery life were based on ARM chips. But this is no longer the case--no matter what you might read or hear. ARM's monopoly on long battery life is coming to an end.

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Fall Tablet Pricing Rumor Roundup

8/17/2012
The impending price war among tablet makers will be bloody and fierce, but many of the rumors circulating right now about the iPad Mini, Android, Windows RT, and Windows 8 x86 tablets just don't make sense. Many are based on false assumptions, such as that Intel cannot compete on price. Let's run them through the BS detector.

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Windows 8, RT Hardware Will Run For Weeks

8/14/2012
Windows RT tablets are on the way from Dell, Lenovo, Samsung and Asus, according to Microsoft, as well as Microsoft's own Surface RT. But the really big news? RT and Windows 8 devices will be always on--no more boot up, shutdown, or suspend. In the meantime, beware imitations that claim to be always connected but aren't.

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USB Poised To End Power Brick Hell

8/9/2012
The new USB Power Deliver (USB-PD) standard and several associated standards put USB on a path to being the universal electronics connector, replacing even the power adapter for notebooks. A greater variety of power levels allow it to control and power many more devices, including HDTV, than current standard connectors.

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