Very interesting slide show. I have a Kindle Fire and definitely enjoy the package. I have about 40 or so books downloaded. The first week I had the device I dropped it down a flight of steps. My first impression was I'm in trouble here and a great Christmas present was trashed. To my surprise, there was no real damage at all and certainly none to the operation of the unit. Very fortunate here. I am amazed at the compact nature of these devices. Excellent effort in engineering.
It was an interesting teardown and the chip numbers help to understand the complexity a bit. I do wonder about the cable that was dispensed with early in the process, what did it do and how was it connected, and I also wonder if thisunit was ever returned to functionality. That would be an accomplishment to brag about. And it is much more fun to see a tear down with somebody else's device, not one that I paid for.
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With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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