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[2 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,697 views]
Week in Review (May 26-June 1)

It’s the start of a new week, so that means it’s time to take a look at what went on last week here at First Arkansas News through our Week in Review series. It would be an outright tragedy if our tens of fans missed a post or two, so we rehash revisit our most resent stories as a matter of convenience. And, oh yes, we covered a lot of ground last week — we did a little something to honor veterans on Memorial Day, paid a visit to the …

Android, Columns and other comments, Features and such, Made in America, Technology »

[30 May 2013 | One Comment | 2,056 views]
Motorola to make smartphone in the U.S.

Motorola announced on Thursday that it will release a new smartphone — the Moto X — in October.
Motorola officials have gone on at length about how advanced the Android-based phone will be. For example, Motorola claims the phone will be contextually aware of its surroundings and act accordingly — it can fire up a camera when pulled out of a pocket, behave differently when in a moving car, etc. It’s to be a high-end smartphone competing with the likes of the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4. However, …

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[22 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,195 views]
Microtel of Arlington — it’s just OK

We wound up running down to Kennedale, Texas, on Thursday for a funeral.
Of course, we made a lot of plans on the fly as one typically does when travel plans are made in a hurry. We’re not Texans, so we wanted a hotel that was near our family members and the church where the funeral was to be held.
My brother picked the Microtel Inns & Suites location in Arlington due to it proximity to all the places we needed to go. We could have made a worse choice, but we …