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So Today is the Start of Tim’s Annual Review of Cool Tech Stuff! Or as I call it IRS-Xmas!

IRS-X is finally here!
IRS-X is finally here!

So this year we have had CES and MWC, but often overlooked is the annual orgy of tech known as IRS-X, where the tax returns allow Tim to test out new and exciting stuff that you probably won’t see on the big sites!

Obviously you won’t ever see of a review of an Apple product here, nor  a Samsung, because to get your hands on one of those items involves spending 3 times what my normal  total purchases cost during IRS-X!

So what will I test out first? More than likely the super cool BLU Studio Energy 2 phone along with the 32 gb microSD card that it will be getting from the soon to be sold, ME572C tablet.  The new Asus tablet is getting a 64gb EVO microSD.  I don’t expect much from the new phone other than never having to worry about battery power since it has a HUGE 5000 mAh battery and a very bright Super Amoled display. Although I do understand the rear camera/software is a bit better and it scores well on geekbench 3. It will also become the new super duper backup server for this site when charging for the Dragon Touch X10 is in order.

The big news this weekend will be a full test on the Asus Z580CA tablet with the 64gb on tablet storage and the super high def display (2048 x 1536) and WiFi b/g/n/ac.  That combined with the new TP-Link Archer C5 Gigabit router with dual band should make for some fun web surfing on the new tablet!

Incidentally, the faster router should speed up my entire network here allowing for faster response times from the Virtual servers and the tablet server.

IRS-X is always the best show of the year, although the audience is limited to myself and those who read the articles and watch the videos I post.

Incidentally I have an ME572C and a BLU Studio X phone for sale in western Kentucky…just thought I would point that out.

Tim

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Tax returns have arrived and it is time to spend on tech of course!

BLU Energy2
BLU Energy2

So I thought it appropriate to post my yearly choices of new tech toys on the actual tablet powered website.
Writing articles on the net everyday and keeping track of the latest in tech doesn’t make me any money, but it certainly provides for a viable, legal slew of tax deductions so I can buy more tech, test it, use it and write about it!

So without further introduction here are the items that some of my tax return will be going for. As usual, you won’t see me buying the latest bleeding edge crap, but rather the useful, mid-low range stuff that can get the job done at less than half the price.

  • blue-studio-wht2First on my list is the BLU Studio Energy 2 phone. Why the low end phone you may ask, point of fact here, name me another phone with a 5000 mA hr battery and a 5 inch Super AMOLED display. Since I prefer to use a phone for messages/text and phone calls, I really don’t need a huge display. As for videos, well, the next item on my list will cover that.
  • asus-z580caNext item on the list, the tablet I have been lusting after since it was introduced back in July. That little item is the Asus Z580CA with 64-gb on tablet storage, 4-gb of ram and a 2048 x 1536  8 inch display. It will be a great replacement for my Asus ME572C!
  • samsung-evo-64Next item is a Samsung Evo 64-gb microSD card for the Asus Z580CA, thereby increasing capacity to a total of 128gb storage.
  • Now of course since the Asus tablet has a USB C type port I picked up a 5 ft cable for charging from the PC or in the car.
  • tplink-C5Last on the list is a TP-LINK Archer C5 AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5Ghz 867Mbps, 2 USB Ports, IPv6, Version 2.

 

All of these items should arrive in short order and cost a whopping $470 including tax/shipping! Yes folks it does pay to be patient and do a bit of shopping!

Reviews shall follow soon! And yes the old phone/tablet and router will be on sale!

Tim

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There is no doubt about it…If you write about stuff that is low priced it takes roughly 3 days before ruining my plans and raising prices!

cartman_angry_animated_gifSo I have been waiting on my tax return, in order to purchase cool stuff to write about and the day I am notified that the return has been deposited, you guessed it! Yeah, both items I was waiting to order went up in price!

I have but one word for the folks on Amazon and Newegg…. “UP YOURS!”

Yes I know that is 2 words, uh right now I am so angry that I could say even more…so I won’t and I shall wait and watch for both the Blue Energy 2 Android phone and the  Asus Z580CA to drop back to a reasonable level.

In the meantime I shall shop for alternatives. Who knows, maybe the Chinese websites have cool stuff? It is all made over there anyway…

Tim

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So the REAL purpose of this site is to Show Folks That a Tablet can Run a Web Server.

web-serverSo many of the posts on this site are about the Dragon Touch X10 and yes it is a great tablet, maybe the best buy on earth, now the real purpose of this site it to demonstrate the fact that a tablet can run a server.

This site is basically a site similar to my old Tablet server that server which ran for months on an Asus MEMo  Pad HD 7, eventually got moved onto a virtual Linux server, it now has a variety of articles, primarily about tablets, but on various other tech subjects.

Obviously the addiction to showing people that you can run as small site on something as simple as a Tablet never went away. Call it an addiction, but if you are getting a few dozen to perhaps even 100 visits per day it can be done with a dirt cheap Android Tablet. It is absolutely perfect as a demo site for any sort of business!

As always, stay tuned for the latest news in tablet-based servers and various and random other posts…

Another note here, the server backup for this tablet is an Android phone. Yeah, that’s pretty cool isn’t it?

Tim

 

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Why a backup is so damned important!

updraftPlus1So today I got home and turned this server back on and decided it might be time to clean some junk up. Unfortunately I used an app with a built in cleaner that promptly wiped out the web server files!

But since I had a backup on my phone I simply uninstalled KSWeb and re-installed it again, then setup the host/database and ran the WordPress setup.

I followed that up with installing the UpdraftPlus plugin and then restoring from the backup from last night. Seems to work just dandy!

Run backups ya’ll!

Tim

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