There is a new POS terminal in design to be available to software developers December 2014 which will comply with EMV rules effective in 2015. The hardware is available for cost $335.16 from Poynt and a developer kit is available for $552.66.
ADB No Devices
Best instructions to fix the problem http://ktnr74.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-most-comprehensive-write-up-on-how.html when using adb to control android in ubuntu / debian You can install the SDK with ADB under Mint / Mate with apt-get install android-tools-adb but before you can use the Android Studio you must have Oracle Java JDK (not JRE) installed. The OpenJDK automagically installed doesn’t suffice. So you…
Shout out to Addictive Tips for the write up on customizing Android! http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/how-to-change-customize-create-android-boot-animation-guide/
Mainstream Tablet Prices Dropping to $149
I have said for some time the primary and secondary price points for the glut of tablets that will become available this fall will be $149 and $249 with a distant tertiary point at $400. Here is another manufacturer who is adjusting their SRP to become salable. There is nothing wrong with the Nook Color:…
Microsoft on target this time
Refer to http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/microsoft-surface-fuels-fear-and-loathing-in-pc-land-199671 Microsoft is moving forward with it’s Surface series of tablets, which will change with the way businesses are already changing: in other words, I feel that Microsoft is getting back in touch with reality and adapting. However, most other manufacturers are refusing to change, which is likely to kill them. This is the same hubris…