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Bitcoin Just passed $17,000. Here's Why It's On Its Way To At Least $100,000 And Why You Need To Buy Some Now.

1. Goldman Sachs has been hiring 'Blockchain' and 'Crypto' Experts and is widely rumored to be working on a 'crypto exchange' that will open sometime in mid-2018.

2. Morgan Stanley has backtracked from its previous skepticism and is now calling Bitcoin 'Digital Gold', saying cryptocurrencies are a new asset class

3. Futures Trading has been approved by both CME, the world's largest options exchange as well as the (CBOE) Chicago Board Options Exchanges.

4. Japan has ruled that Bitcoin is a legal currency and futures trading is being planned for the Tokyo Financial Exchange.

5. Amazon is rumored to be considering accepting Bitcoin as payment for its products, following competitor Overstock.com which already accepts Bitcoin as well as Square, which enables users to pay with Bitcoin.

6. Bitcoin adoption has reached 'critical mass' with the general public and many mainstream institutions accepting it as 'legit'. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ETFs are now being offered and mainstream publications such as Forbes, Fortune and Time are featuring cover stories on it.

7. The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry is experiencing tremendous job growth and features higher pay and better benefits than comparable positions in other industries

8. There will only ever be 21 million Bitcoins.  The Bitcoin protocol doesn't allow for any more.  Overwhelming demand meeting this very limited supply is causing and will continue to cause the price of Bitcoin to explode.  Some are forecasting it could hit $100,000 and world famous investors are predicting it will go even higher such as Mark Yusko ($400,000) and John McAfee and James Altucher ($1,000,000) within 5 years.

9. Tom Lee of Fundstrat advisors says - If bitcoin captures "5 percent of just the gold market, it's $25,000," Lee added. "But 5 percent seems like an awfully small number. Let's say it's 10 or 15. Then bitcoin could easily be in the $100,000 range."  We think this is on the low end. 

10. Bitcoin allows you to be in control of your wealth.  Instead of putting it in savings or checking accounts, allowing bankers to then use your money to make high risk investments that WE have to bail them out of (like in 2008) when they don't work out, owning Bitcoin allows you to keep possession of your wealth without the risk of someone else's decisions.  And by its very nature Bitcoin is a deflationary currency rather than inflationary.  This means it will GAIN value as time goes on rather than LOSE value like the US dollar where the Fed can print as much as it wants deflating the price.  Bitcoin is a better option for your savings.

Coinbase, the largest and most trusted Bitcoin exchange has added well over 100,000 new accounts in the past 30 days alone due to the exploding value of Bitcoin.   This is something you don't want to miss out on.

The time to buy Bitcoin is NOW.  You don't have to buy an entire Bitcoin.  Even a hundred dollars worth could be worth a nice chunk of cash if Bitcoin keeps increasing in value dramatically.   

Coinbase is the world's most popular Bitcoin account and easiest way to buy Bitcoin, especially in the beginning.  Do it now and get $10 in Free Bitcoin when opening an account using the referral link below.

Slate 7 General Discussions / Re: screen replacement
« Last post by LesleyTar on October 01, 2017, 03:22:31 AM »
I recently broke my screen too. Also not found a replacement. Anyone had better luck with this?
(Hint, it's much more than just digital money)

Up until a few months ago, like a lot of people I'd heard of 'Bitcoin' and 'cryptocurrency' but frankly while it seemed mildly interesting, I didn't feel any overwhelming urge to figure out how to get some or use it.  It sounded like a less secure, new fangled, roundabout way of paying for things 'electronically' and since so few places accept them for payment vs. the dollar...I didn't see the point. Why bother, right?

Wrong. Boy was I wrong. Because what I didn't understand...and most of you reading this probably don't either...is that many of these new 'cryptocurrencies' that we see in the news are not 'currencies' at all...they are actually a new technology utilizing a structure called the blockchain that are creating the next version of the internet, an internet 3.0 right now...and the vast majority of people have no idea this is going on.  How is that you ask?  Because many of these digital 'coins' are actually more like programming languages that let you build decentralized applications.  What the heck is that you ask?  Let me explain.

Let's say you want to buy a product off of Ebay, or Amazon like a pair of shoes.  Or perhaps you want to rent a room for a weekend through Airbnb, or get a car ride to the airport through Uber.  All of these businesses utilize a middleman that you have to pay a fee to for their service.  Think about it. You buy something from Ebay or Amazon and they take their little cut out of the seller's gross.  You book a room through airbnb or a car from uber and again...they take a little cut out of the seller's piece or charge a fee to the buyer...either way there's a middleman.

But what if you could get rid of the middle man?  What if there was some kind of company that did each of these things...sold goods..rented homes...drove you around....and there was no middle man?   What if transactions were peer to peer...you to the seller direct...without the middle man's fee?  Well that is exactly what the blockchain allows programmers to do.  Create decentralized applications, businesses, markets, etc.  It does this by utilizing the blockchain as a way of keeping everyone honest.  How?  Well, this video does a nice job of explaining it. 

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6WG7D47tGb0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/6WG7D47tGb0</a>

But the important thing to realize is that what we are looking at here is basically the dawn of a brand new internet.  Just like in 1992-94 nobody could have predicted that Amazon or Uber or Facebook or Google could become the behemoths we see today.  Twenty years from now people are going to look back and say the same thing about decentralized, blockchain based companies that will be just as big...or bigger.

It's very likely we'll have decentralized search engines without advertising, we'll have decentralized selling with brand new 'amazons' or 'ebays'. We'll have decentralized banking without the bank taking fees and we'll have virtually every kind of business you can imagine from insurance to education to manufacturing to distribution and it will be done through decentralized applications and companies that basically 'live' on the internet and don't require a middle man taking a fee.

Once you understand this concept the next thing to understand is that the cryptocurrencies that we see today...and the new ones being introduced...are all representative of different kinds of decentralized  businesses and these digital 'coins' are being used to fund the development of these businesses. Now there are some like Bitcoin and Litecoin that are still just digital money.   But others like Ethereum, Golem, Stratis, EOS, Factom and others each represent a new type of decentralized company or platform that are part of this new internet 3.0.  And in order to use any of these companies or platforms you'll have to know how to use these new 'digital currencies'.

Some of these new kinds of decentralized companies are already in operation.  For instance http://steemit.com is a hybrid of reddit and facebook where you use Steem coins as a way of rewarding content.  Instead of Zuckerberg and staff at FB choosing what to show you...it's more democratic and the use of Steem coin rewards content makers.

So how do I begin getting into this world?  What's the first baby step I can take? Open a Coinbase account.   

Coinbase is the oldest and most reliable and safe of the online wallets to start buying your first digital 'coins' with.  You can buy a bit of Bitcoin or Ethereum or Litecoin...the three coins they currently support...and begin to learn how to use them.   For example, you can purchase some 'Steem' at Steemit.com by opening an account there and sending some Bitcoin to yourself from Coinbase to Steemit.  Then you'll convert that Bitcoin to Steem to use.

As you become more comfortable with these currencies you might want to open a trading account on a site like Poloniex...which just like a stockmarket trading site allows you to buy, sell or just watch all kinds of digital coins and see their values fluctuate just like a stock.

But frankly the very first step you should take, just so you can get started and start to explore is to open a Coinbase account.

Right now Coinbase has a promotion where they're offering $10 in free Bitcoin to you* if you open an account with just $100, which is exactly what I did to start.  Then you can start playing with it. 

Want to learn even more and become a cryptocurrency expert?  Start reading sites like Cointelegraph.com and Coindesk.com and TheMerkle.com to learn more about all these new currencies and what they do. 

Look, I know it seems intimidating at first.  But trust me, this is not just the future of money, it's the future of the internet being built right in front of our eyes.  This is an amazing opportunity.  Don't miss out like you did the last time.  Just think how many times you've told yourself 'if i had just invested in Facebook or Netflix or Amazon back in 199x...well this is your next chance...because the next version of the internet...the decentralized internet is happening right now, today.  Open your Coinbase account and take your first step into that world today.  You'll thank me later.

*I get a referral bonus but you get your $10 in free Bitcoin and it's the place I recommend to start on your journey to learn about this brand new internet 3.0
New Member Introductions / New to the Slate 7 Forum, but not to Android
« Last post by DMcCunney on October 01, 2016, 01:20:56 PM »
New to the HP Slate forums, but not to Android.  I have several other Android tablets.

The most recent addition to the family is an HP Slate Plus 4200 model.  My local MicroCenter outlet had refurb 4200 units on sale for $50, and one came home with me.

The selling points were the 5MP rear facing camera and the Tegra powered 1280x800 screen.  Essentially, I got a digital camera that happenes to be an Android tablet for $50.

The main drawback was Android 4.2.2 Jellybean, when Marshmallow is current, and Nougat is rolling out.  That's not a deal breaker here, and very little I have elsewhere fails to run under Jellybean.  (The two that don't work offhand are the Termux terminal emulator and the Taskbar start menu, which require 4.4 KitKat or better.  I can live without them.)

The device was simple to root: Kingo Root from Windows connected via USB cable did it on the first try.

I did have to exchange the one I got - it suddenly decided it didn't see a microUSB port.  It wouldn't charge, recognize an external USB keyboard, or connect to the desktop via USB.  When I powered it off, it would not power on again.  A replacement is plugged in and charging as I type.

Poking around elsewhere reveals a custom ROM for the Slate offered on XDA Developers.  That's of interest but I'm proceeding with caution.

Most of the bundled software is likely to go away, and preference is given to open source in what I install.  There are good open source packages available from the F-Droid repository for most of my needs.

Looking forward to talking to other Slate owners.

Mod/ROM will not work.  Your best bet for the HP Slate 7 2800 is to do the following.

Install Wondershare Mobile Go on your PC and use the free 5 day trial

Root your tablet with this program.  It is very good just make sure the super user app that it install, make sure you grant permissions.   If you have trouble with the root...just watch your screen when it says Grant Access and say yes.  Later I go into  Super User and allow automatic access without the prompts.

Install ClockworkMod 6.03 by putting it on the SD card in your tablet but activating it on your PC by going into my computer and clicking on the program application.

Then install Uninstall app from google play (Root) and it will help suggest certain bloatware programs to get rid off.

If you see some kind of china application (not written in english) ..get rid of it. 

As far as going to KitKat...forget it.  Or Lollipop...all those MOD and Programs are full of a malware.  Do not use any programs from China.  There are no MODS or ROMS...all those links on google are fake.

At least you have a rooted device.

Office Depot has the HP Laserjet M125nw usually $179.99 for only $69.99 here: http://bit.ly/1me27zj

Wireless connectivity lets you keep your small business going from almost anywhere
Built-in wireless (802.11b/g/n) connection lets you print from almost anywhere.  HP ePrint and AirPrint technologies allow you to print documents from compatible smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. USB 2.0 and Ethernet connectivity provide additional connection options.
Prints up to 21 pages per minute in black.  First page out in as little as 9.5 seconds.
Up to 600 x 600 dpi resolution for crisp text.
Makes up to 20 copies per minute in black.  Copy resolution up to 400 x 600 dpi in color and up to 300 x 300 dpi in black.
Flatbed scanner with 24-bit color and Contact Image Sensor (CIS) technology can scan documents up to 8.5" x 11.7".  Scan resolution up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. Scan items directly to an e-mail account, application or file using the included software.
Scan speeds up to 7 ppm in black and up to 5 ppm in color.
Compatible with a variety of media, including plain and LaserJet paper, envelopes, transparencies, labels and postcards.
150-sheet input tray can handle complex print jobs without requiring frequent reloading.
8,000-sheet monthly volume.
Built-in 2-line LCD screen provides easy use.
128MB of built-in memory for improved print, scan and copy speeds.
Compatible with most Windows®-based PCs and Mac computers.

As we approach the holidays, many major retailers are holding their annual 'Cyber Week' deals and specials for online shoppers especially for anything related to technology but also for non-tech categories as well such as household items, clothes and more.  For those too busy to take advantage of the Black Friday sales of last week this is your 'next best' chance to order discounted gifts for the holiday season and take advantage of the sales to stock up or buy that item you've been waiting for.  We've included links below to some of the most well-known large 'Cyber Week' participants so use these links to check out the great deals and enjoy saving some cash!. 

Slate 7 General Discussions / screen replacement
« Last post by shareinfo888@yahoo.co.uk on November 16, 2015, 09:53:35 AM »
hi all, i have had my voicetab 6100ea (im in UK) , for 16months , pretty happy with it all but last wk i broke the screen . look EVERYWHERE inc ebay / alibaba etc

any ideas where ? oh , i have called HP helpline and its Beyond Economical Repair ! i really would like to get it repair if poss.  btw , everything still works - if i rotate the screen to press the correct icons :O)

'Cyber Monday' is typically known as the day Amazon and other tech retailers pull out all the stops to drop prices and get customers to empty their pockets.  This year, Amazon is starting their tech deals earlier than usual with some deals already appearing on the site over a week early.  We've provided a link below so you can browse all the Amazon tech deals and we'll be updating it daily all the all the way through Cyber Monday and throughout Cyber Week.  We'll be highlighting particularly cool deals for Slate 7 and Android lovers as we find them and if you discover one first please post a direct link and a comment in the comments section below.  Happy shopping everyone as holiday season approaches and we all start buying presents for both our loved ones...and ourselves. :)

I have an HP Slate 7 (actually, it's a "Slate 7 HD 3400US",
but I'll assume this will apply to almost any HP tablet).

I'm aware that the rechargeable battery has a finite lifetime.
That means that after a while, not only will the battery retain
less and less of a charge (meaning that you get fewer hours of use
after each subsequent recharge), but that there will come a time
when it won't hold a charge at all. And there's a possibility
that at that point, the tablet might refuse to work at all,
even with the charger plugged in.
By the time that happens, a replacement battery may be unavailable
because the manufacturer may have discontinued making them.

Therefore, I'm trying to conserve the longevity of the battery
by finding a way to disconnect it when using the tablet at home
or places where an AC outlet is available.

When I opened the back of the tablet, I discovered that the battery
connector is not a simple 2-wire (+/-) connection.
Instead, it's actually a small ribbon-cable consisting of seven wires!
The wire colors are ... Black, Black, Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, Red.

I haven't tried it yet, but I'm willing to bet that if I were to
disconnect the battery ribbon-cable and then either plug the charger
into the micro-USB port or apply an external power source
(probably 3.8 volts) to the Red and Black contacts of the ribbon-cable
socket, it would probably *NOT* work.
Chances are that the circuitry of the tablet is looking for something
on the contacts corresponding to the Blue Yellow and Green wires
and will refuse to start if something is "missing".
Is my assumption correct?
If yes, is there a way to "fool" it into thinking the battery is in place?

Has anyone successfully run their tablet from an external power source
WITHOUT the battery in place?

Thanks for your help.

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