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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Microsoft's cancelled AndromedaOS

 The other day Windows Central published a look at Microsoft's canceled mobile operating system, codenamed Andromeda. This was going to be the next iteration of Windows Mobile, which bit the dust.  It's too bad, because I think that Microsoft had something there with the whole Metro UI, and they could have bankrolled the OS until it caught on, but the janky transition from WM7 to WM8 to WM10
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Vintage Tech - HTC Blue Angel, Universal, HD Mini, and Moto Mpx

Windows Mobile. So much promise...So much frustration ;-)After a hiatus from Windows Mobile (after mu iPaq), I had decided to try windows mobile again.  At the time HTC seemed to be the golden child of the industry when it came to windows phones.  They made reference designs that other companies could use or rebrand.  One such design, which caught my eye, was the HTC Blue Angel which
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Vintage Tech - iPaq

Back when I started my graduate studies, I decided to leave the Apple Newton behind (I know, sacrilege, eh?) and get a more "modern" PDA.  While my Newton did support unicode (probably the first platform to do so natively, I think), the unicode was not implemented, so typing in Greek was a pain. I had to either use Greeklish, or use the Symbol font to display contacts (which made my non-Greek
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MIcrosoft Surface Duo

It seems like the idea behind the folding screen device isn't dead yet. Last week microsoft announced a few new devices, including a folding android-based device (which they claim is not a phone, but it is most clearly a phone).  It reminds me a lot of the knowledge navigator concept that Apple put together all those years ago (you know, when Apple was sort of out there and tried new things). 
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Love notes to Newton

Now I wish I had known about this crowdfunding campaign a while back (I don't often visit indiegogo, but I do keep an eye out on kickstarter from time to time).  This is a documentary, that luckily was partially funded about one of the most awesome mobile platforms in computing history: the Apple Newton.    I can't wait for this to come out :-) Love Notes to Newton (Preview) from
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Vintage tech - Psion PDAs

Back for another installment of Vintage Technology! This time I thought I'd write a little bit about the Psion series of Personal Digital Assistants.  Psion didn't really hit my radar until around 2001, but by that time I think that the company had already started switching directions.Original Psion 3Back in 1995(ish) I am pretty sure that I remember seeing the Psion series 3, series 3a, and
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From the archive: the Apple iWalk

I love being reminded of rumors from yesteryear :-)  Back in the early 2000s there was a site called SpyMac which, as the name suggest, was a website that posted rumors about upcoming Apple products. I think that it also encouraged people to submit spyshots of new products, and hence potentially break their NDA.  The site no longer exists, but we still have some interesting fakes around
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Vintage Tech - Sony Magic Link

What the Dedham Lechmere looked like, not in my time thoughHey there!  Remember Lechmere? Well, chances are that if you did not grow up in New England you probably don't know what the heck it is, but around here it seemed like a big deal. The chain of stores went out of business in 1997, and a BJ's wholesale store was erected in the former Lechmere locationWhen I moved back to the US (oh yes,
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Vintage Tech - Sharp Zaurus

I wasn't quite sure if I should write this post in English or in Greek.  I've been focusing my #metanastis posts in Greek as I have been recalling my experiences as a reverse immigrant back to the US.  Most things deal with acculturation, school, things that were different, new, or peculiar to me at the time.  One of the things that I really liked was gadgets...however I tend to write
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Too late to buy an iPad2?

One day before classes start again! I was at the Salem Target the other day getting some necessary supplies (read: paper towels) when I did my obligatory sweep of the electronics section to see if there are any (interesting) xbox games on sale. Here I noticed that iPads are actually in stock at most (if not all) locations and all immediate demand has been satisfies apparently to allow stores to keep
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