He is convicted in the 2012 shooting deaths of two people at a Tulsa On Sales store.

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Nexus 7 vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact - Price and Specs Comparison

Google entered the tablet market by introducing Nexus series of tablets.

Nexus 7 is a 7-inch tablet manufactured by Asus. It is considered to be one of the best 7 inch tablets in the market. Sony, a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics has also introduced Xperia range of tablets. The Xperia series have always been compared with Nexus lineup of tablets. By launching Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony has tried to explore a different path. The Xperia Z1 Compact has all characteristics of an Xperia tablet but the compact form makes it’s a smartphone. Let’s compare Nexus 7 with Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and know the technology and features each device has.

Nexus 7

This 7-inch tablet is powered by a Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm having clock speed of 1.5 GHz. The processing power of the device is greatly enhanced by the addition of an Adreno 320 GPU running at a clock speed of 300 MHz. Asus has tried to take performance of Nexus 7 to next level by providing ample RAM (2GB) and internal storage of 16GB/32GB.

The tablet has an array of connectivity features such as dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. If that is not enough, you can also use the device on GSM, HSPA+ and LTE networks by inserting a SIM provided by telecom service provider. The 7.2 inch HD Display in Nexus is packed with 323 pixels per inch allowing you to watch HD content at resolution of 1920 X 1200.

Nexus 7 has two in-built cameras, one 5 MP Rear camera and 1.2 MP camera at front of the device. The 3950 mAh battery can be charged wirelessly and a single recharge gives you talk time of 9 hours. Asus has also provided speakers with surround sound feature in Nexus 7. The Amazon Deal of Nexus mainly depends on the storage capacity of the device. The 16GB model is priced at $199 while you can purchase 32 GB model for $249.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Xperia Z1 Compact is considered to a new breed of device that brings features of tablet, camera in form of compact Smartphone. The 20.7 MP camera is the most talked about feature of Xperia Z1 Compact. The camera’s photo clicking capabilities are further enhanced by G-Lens and BIONZ image processing engine. You can click stunning photos even in low light conditions using Xperia Z1.

The Xperia Z1 Compact 4.3 inch screen is protected from scratches and it has a shatter proof resistant glass. The 4.3 inch display packs 342 pixels per inch. Sony has powered this device with quad core processor from Qualcomm. The performance of the device is greatly improved by a discrete Adreno GPU and 2GB RAM. Sony has tried to improve the device location capability by providing GLONASS and A-GPS support. Despite the small factor, the Xperia Z1 Compact weighs around 137g.

The Smartphone works on wide range of networks such as 2G, 3G and 4G. The phone is loaded with Jelly Bean OS and the company plans to upgrade it to latest KitKat OS. Sony has loaded Xperia Z1 with all latest connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, Wi-Direct, Bluetooth, and NFC. The Xperia Z1 Compact retails at approximately $822.

'Deal of the Day' Campaign Aims to Boost Businesses After a Slow Winter

UPTOWN - Exposed hands and faces aren’t the only things hurting in this frightfully frigid, snowy winter. Small business owners said the extreme weather has hit their bottom lines.

That’s why Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) and commerce officials are partnering with shops across Andersonville, Edgewater and Uptown to launch the “Review" campaign, a promotion featuring one-day discounts and specials at one or more stores each day in March.

Osterman said Thursday he hoped the campaign, a collaboration between the chambers of commerce in Uptown, Andersonville and Edgewater would be a “shot in the arm” for local business.

"This winter’s been brutal," Osterman said. "It’s been brutal on everyone. It’s been very hard on businesses. We’ve heard a lot from local businesses that there’s been a drop off."

Ashley Collier, the manager at Sparkles Fine Jewelry in Andersonville said January has been a bit hard with, as she put it, “people hibernating because of the arctic tundra.”

"I think it’s extremely wonderful that the chambers and the ward is reaching out to the small businesses and trying to make sure that we are getting the attention that we may have missed out on because of the cold," she said.

On March 14, Sparkles is “going to be playing a little game” as part of the Deal of the Day campaign, Collier said.

Collier said her store, at 5405 N. Clark St., will ask patrons to guess how many diamonds are in a piece of jewelry (likely a pendant, she said, although it hasn’t been finalized yet) and the person who guesses closest to the actual amount will win a 14-karat white gold and diamond pendant necklace.

City Olive, which sells special olive oil and gourmet food products at 5644 N. Clark in Andersonville, has experienced its own winter woes, owner Karen Rose said.

"It’s definitely been quieter than normal, for sure," Rose said. "Obviously it’s been a long winter for everybody, whether you’re in retail, restaurants, the service industry; It’s been more difficult for people to get around and want to be out."

On March 25, City Olive is offering 10 percent off and a free mini whisk with the purchase of oil.

Shake Rattle and Read held a four-day sale that kicked off on Valentine’s Day to commemorate the book, record and memorabilia store’s 48th year in Uptown. But the venerable shop raked in “a couple thousand dollars less,” than last year’s anniversary sale did, said owner Ric Addy, who pinned the decrease on the cold and snow.

"This was probably the worst winter we’ve ever had here," Addy said, discussing a drop in sales at his store, 4812 N. Broadway.

Addy is optimistic his fortunes will change with the season.

"I know when spring comes things will start popping around here," he said.

Here are some of the deals available in March:

* On Monday, Cookies and Carnitas, 5757 N. Broadway, is offering customers a buy-one-get-one deal for cookies.

* On March 7, Andersonville’s Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., is offering 20 percent off all Swedish glass, crystal, and children’s books in the museum store.

* On March 19, Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., is giving customers 20 percent off their bill at the restaurant between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

* On March 25, Uptown’s Demera Ethiopian Restaurant, 4801 N. Broadway, will give a 25 percent discount on entrees.

* On March 29 in Andersonville, graphic novels and kids’ comics are 20 percent off at Third Coast Comics, 6234 N. Broadway, on March 29.

For a full schedule of Deal of the Day promotions, click here.

'The Room Two' Coming to iPhone this Week [Update: iPad Version Going Universal]

Best Buyp>If you didn’t own an iPad when the excellent 3D puzzler The Room [$0.99 (HD)] came out in September of 2012, you were out of luck as it originally launched as an iPad-only title. Thankfully, developer Fireproof Games released a pocket-sized version for the iPhone and iPod touch just a few months later, appropriately titled The Room Pocket [ Free], which allowed a broader audience to enjoy a really fantastic game. Well, if you’re still iPad-less then you’re probably aware that the game’s sequel The Room Two [$4.99 (HD)], which launched this past December, was similarly released as an iPad-only title. A sad day for small iOS screens.

However, as Fireproof had previously revealed to us, a pocket-sized release for The Room Two was in the works for “early 2014.” The developer has confirmed to Pocket Gamer today that the official launch date for The Room Two for iPhone will be this Thursday, January 30th. Great news, as that’s only about half the time iPhone and iPod gamers had to wait for the pocket edition of the original game. And, as is evident from our 5 star review, The Room Two is a worthy sequel to the original, and deserves to be played by as many people as possible. Keep an eye out for The Room Two on iPhone later this week.

Update: Fireproof has clarified in the comments below that The Room Two will be coming to iPhone by way of a Universal update rather than a separate “Pocket” edition like the first game. Awesome! So don’t keep an eye out for a new app later this week, but instead for an update to the existing version of The Room Two.

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"It would probably be the best thing I’ve ever done," he said. "I think it’s almost an impossible thing to do and we are just over the halfway mark so there is a long way to go. Just one bad day and that is it.

"So it’s a real test for us to keep them fit and healthy and keep them at their peak both mentally and physically but we are enjoying that challenge."

By the same token, the longer Celtic avoid a setback the more highly-prized their scalp will become for rivals anxious to end their record.

"It’s a great incentive for the opposition and for our players," said Lennon. "It gives an extra edge to each game, which is brilliant.

"You want to keep that competitive edge and we’re playing very well at the minute. The players know what’s at stake.

"We want to build as big a gap as possible between us and the rest and we’ll treat the game with Hibs no differently.

"Then there is the clean sheet record as well [Celtic have not conceded a goal to domestic opposition for 945 minutes and are looking to beat the British record of 1,196 minutes set by Chris Woods of Rangers in 1986/87]. Not that they need any extra motivation but it is there "

Hibernian will, of course, believe that they can thwart both of those ambitions, having held Celtic to a 1-1 draw in Leith three months and beaten them 1-0 in their previous visit last season.

"We may have the bulk of the ball," said Lennon. "Hibs are a difficult team to break down and, under Terry Butcher, they’ve been very solid defensively apart from last week

"So, again, it’s how we approach the game. We can’t be sloppy. The two goals we conceded in those two games were sloppy and lazy on our part.

Thus far Stefan Johansen, the Norway midfielder signed for &;2.2 million from Stromgodset, has been the only arrival at Parkhead during this transfer window.

Lennon, however, is anxious to complete the bulk of his business before the window slams shut on Friday, mindful that this summer will present logistical problems when it comes to signing players and attempting to assimilate them.

The world cup draw rules Cup finals in Brazil will bring certain negotiations to a standstill but Celtic must be in a position to cope with reaching the Champions League proper. As champions elect, Lennon’s team will enter the competition at the second qualifying round on July 15 or 16.

"We have the qualifier in the middle of July: we could be interested in players actually still playing at the World Cup at that time," he said.

"So it’s important that this window we get something fruitful out of [this window], for going forward in the second half of this season and into the summer.

"That doesn’t mean to say we won’t do business in the summer [but] I’d like to bring one or two in between now and next week.

Rangers could face 25-point penalty

Rangers will suffer a 25-point deduction should they be forced into administration this season, even though Hearts were handed only a 15-point penalty last year.

Under new rules introduced last summer when the Scottish Premier League annexed the Scottish Football League to form the Scottish Professional Football League, clubs which suffer more than one insolvency event in the space of five years will be forced to accept a 25-point penalty.

The SPFL board believes that, since Lord Nimmo Smith ruled that the current club was a continuation of the same entity when finding them guilty of not disclosing payments to their players at a hearing last February, Rangers should face the heavier sanction if they go bust between now and February 2017.

Consequently, should the current incarnation at Ibrox also enter administration it will be regarded by the authorities as the second time it has happened to the same club.

The SPFL has taken legal advice on the matter and is convinced the body has a cast-iron case for deducting 25 points.

Rangers are 22 points clear of second-placed Dunfermline at the top of League One following their 3-2 comeback victory over Arbroath but if they suffer another insolvency event before the end of the campaign they may not achieve automatic promotion.

The Championship match between Morton and Queen of the South was abandoned after a fan collapsed and died following a suspected heart attack. With only 10 minutes played, and the score goalless, referee Don Robertson halted proceedings after becoming aware of a problem in the crowd.

Verizon to buy Intel’s online TV unit for about $200 million

Verizon Communications Inc. said it will acquire Intel Corp.’s online television unit in a deal that signals the growing importance of harnessing the Internet to deliver movies and television shows into the home.

The transaction, valued at less than $200 million, would marry Verizon’s FiOS cable TV service with Intel Media’s OnCue Cloud TV technology for streaming television shows online.

Verizon, which has seen growth in its FiOS service, will take charge of Intel’s OnCue, envisioned as a subscription TV service that enables users to watch television shows and movies delivered over the Internet.

The deal, announced Tuesday, suggests that Verizon wants to own online TV technology to hedge its bets as the television industry goes through a period of upheaval, and as more consumers are migrating to the Internet for entertainment, subscribing to services offered by Discount.com-inc.-ORCRP000672.topic”>Amazon.com, Netflix and Hulu.

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The deal also marks a retrenchment for Intel, which three years ago won attention in technology circles for its promise to revolutionize pay TV. Company executives said Intel’s budding TV service would give consumers greater flexibility in programming packages. Initially, the company even talked about offering channels a la carte, in which subscribers would pick and choose the programs they would pay to receive.

Viewers could watch live TV and video-on-demand shows on their TVs or mobile devices. It also boasted a Cloud DVR feature that would enable subscribers to store their video libraries on remote computers. Intel built its own set-top box and even hired a respected BBC executive to help design its service.

Television viewers, hoping to cancel their traditional pay TV subscriptions, rejoiced.

But Intel’s ambition to rewrite the rules of the economics of television was crushed by network executives who saw little value in licensing their valuable programming for less money and lower ad revenues, because the shows would reach smaller audiences.

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In the end, the distribution rights Intel was negotiating for were no different from the content packages that existing cable and satellite distributors offer, according to several people familiar with the matter.

"So, by all accounts, what they were going to launch … would have been a cable look-alike service," said cable industry analyst Craig Moffett of MoffettNathanson Research.

The effort also might have proved too much of a diversion for Intel.

"If you run through the rough math, it’s not much of an opportunity to sell chips," said semiconductor industry analyst Stacy A. Rasgon of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. "It was going to be a wonderful service … but it’s been a distraction."

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The Intel Media unit had enjoyed the support of former Chief Executive Paul Otellini, who resigned in late 2012. But it was deemed nonessential by the company’s current CEO, Brian Krzanich.

Last week, after it reported profit and revenue had fallen for the second consecutive year, the Santa Clara company announced a restructuring, with plans to lay off 5,000 employees, or about 5% of its workforce, this year.

Intel is not the only tech company that has stumbled trying to build a better TV delivery system. Qualcomm Inc. three years ago abandoned its Flo TV service, a subscription-based service designed for smartphones with a 3.5-inch screen. Even giants Apple Inc. and Google Inc. have faced resistance trying to license content produced by major Hollywood studios.

Intel employs more than 300 people in Santa Clara who worked on the Intel TV service. Most are expected to be kept on by Verizon.

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The technology could be a boost to Verizon’s existing television service by giving viewers easier ways to search for programming to watch on their TVs as well as their smartphones and tablets. Verizon’s FiOS has more than 5 million subscribers.

Verizon, in an earnings call Tuesday with investors, said it planned to use OnCue to differentiate its FiOS service from its pay TV rivals. It even plans to integrate it with its Verizon Wireless mobile service.

"The OnCue platform and team will help Verizon bring next-generation video services to audiences who increasingly expect to view content when, where and how they want it," Verizon Chairman and Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said in a statement.

The telecommunications company announced last month that it would acquire Web start-up EdgeCast Networks Inc., a content delivery network in Santa Monica.

"We are positioning ourselves strategically … to compete around the whole mobile-first world and [in] video," said Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo.

dawn.chmielewski@latimes.com Times staff writer Meg James contributed to this report.

Assisting eligible people with Medicare prescription benefits is a service the Area Agency on Aging District 7 provides through the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act grant from the Ohio Department of Aging. This project provides outreach to and enrollment assistance for people who might be eligible for the Low-Income Subsidy or Medicare Savings Program, as well as other Medicare premium assistance programs.

Low Income Subsidy (LIS), or “Extra Help,” is a Discount plan that can lower your prescription co-pays, cover all or part of your Medicare Part D monthly premiums or eliminate the “doughnut hole” of coverage for your medications. Part D is Medicare’s prescription drug coverage and is available to anyone eligible for Medicare Part A or Part B.

Those with Medicare may enroll in Part D coverage through either a stand-alone plan or a Medicare Advantage plan. To be eligible for “Extra Help,” income guidelines and qualifications must be met, and the AAA7 can help determine whether you might be able to benefit from this program, and if so, assist you with the application process.

Each year, our agency conducts outreach to our communities to better identify who might be eligible for the “Extra Help” program. There are many people who are eligible, but they are not receiving the benefit. Just last year, 87 people who called our agency to inquire about the program learned they were eligible. Combined, they were able to save a total of $221,877. that’s an average savings of $2,550 per person.

All of the people we were able to reach out to throughout our communities during the year also were assisted in other ways, including Medicare Part D sign-ups, help with finding a Medicare supplemental insurance, providing other services made available through our agency and references to community organizations that might be able to help. The AAA7 covers Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton counties.

If you would like to find out if you are eligible for “Extra Help” with your Medicare Part D coverage, call us. Contact our agency weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. toll-free at 800-582-7277. We can help you with applying over the phone, or we send you a paper application in the mail that you can complete. We also can assist you with any other Medicare questions.

If your community group or agency has an event coming up that you would like us to participate in, let us know. You can reach us at 800-582-7277 or email info@aaa7.org.