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    Samsung is doing something right. They've reportedly sold 10 million Galaxy Notes worldwide. That's pretty noteworthy, if you'll pardon the pun. Earlier today Michael Fisher gave us a hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and it's shaping up to be quite a formidable device! Exynos quad-core 1.4? Check! 2GB RAM? Check! Infrared port: Check! Wait, what?! Didn't we just talk about IrDA? Isn't infrared dead? IR transfers are slow, unpredictable, and very limited by distance. We often reminisce about how you could really frustrate someone by simply bumping the table during an IR ...

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    Have you ever wondered why it's so difficult to transfer something from one phone or tablet to another using NFC? Isn't NFC supposed to make everything easier? I've got the answer to that question, along with a look back at another "transport mechanism" in this week's episode of the Android Guy Weekly. In the days before NFC we had IrDA Long, long ago (okay, not that long ago) we had something called IrDA that literally let you transfer stuff at the speed of light! Infrared light, to be precise... Who knew the speed of light was so slow! IrDA transfers took a long time, but with them you ...

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