Short re-cap of Croatian Facebook protests and a gallery of pictures that lead to protests happening in major Croatian cities… where those meetings were allowed – City of Dubrovnik refused to allow the protest, while a small Croatian city had police force threatening to attack the protesters. Still, the goal was reached.
OCZ is the only company that experimented with alternative interfaces for flash drives such as FireWire 800. Today, the company launched eSATA flash drive. Under the name Throttle eSATA, this “eStick” is offering fantastic performance, 90 MB/s read and 30 MB/s write.
First leaked news about GeForce cards with the upcoming 55nm GPU.
Few weeks ago, I wrote about the fragility of the new iPhone 3G …or just its lack of scratchproof coating (e.g. nano-paint). My Blackberry 9000 Bold also suffered the same fate, but at least it wasn’t a scratch caused by expensive protective case bought in Apple store. Just in case you wondered, the protective case that scratched the back of iPhone 3G can was a $35 purchase under the name Incase Slider for iPhone 3G. The phone was scratched while protected by the case – Incase Slider made too much pressure on the back side of the phone and scratched the logo. After the
Catalyst 8.12 drivers are set to debut next week, and as you probably know, this is no ordinary update. AMD GPG is bringing its STREAM middleware platform and updated libraries to every user of their GPGPU-enabled products (R520 “Fudo” chip aka Radeon 1800 and newer). As a part of AMD STREAM, ATI will release its own video transcoder for free. Given the limitations and performance that Badaboom has, I wonder did ATI decided to do something more in “formats supported” area. 😉 On the Folding@Home front, there are great expectations from this upcoming driver, especially if you own Radeon 4800 series product. ATI worked hard
I just received news from Vadim Chobanu, formerly of Vadim Computers and Blastflow fame. Ever since Vadim Computers went “into administration”, Vadim worked on his Plan B. Sadly for computer enthusiasts, Vadim’s Plan B does not involve computers at all. Exquisite Wine is an e-store featuring fine selection of wines coming from undiscovered countries such as Vadim’s own home country of Moldova. Vadim plans to expand its wine collection featuring many small and exclusive wineries from central and eastern Europe, including Croatia. Vadim assembled a crew of well-known wine specialists such as Dr. Caroline Gilby, and already organizing wine-tasting events lead by Clive Barlow in
ASUS debuted its beautiful Bamboo-clad notebooks at CeBIT 2007 in Han(g)over, Germany. Roughly 21 months later, these notebooks are finally starting to ship worldwide, starting in Taiwan. Bamboo is probably the most ecological piece of material to create IT products from, followed by carbon fiber and aluminum (due to recycling capabilities, with carbon fiber being almost the definite answer, with infinite amount of cycles), and the bamboo tree is the fastest growing grass/tree on planet Earth (roughly 1.2m per 24 hours or 5cm/h or 8mm/min). Bambook is known as ASUS U6V features Core 2 Duo processor, Centrino “1 “(actually, v4.5 but who counts since Intel
Now, the title of their press release really got me wondering – how in the world can you launch “interference-resistant AP” when AP themselves are the creators of interferences in the RF spectrum? Well, I heard back from AirLive and the company is stating that their “Clear Signal Technology” is the key feature that produces clear signal transmission. But that’s not all. WH-5420CPE and WL-5470POE feature no less than eight operation modes with power output reaching 26 dBm. That is the highest power output in the industry (at this moment). Clear Signal Tech combines this high output with advanced filtering methods of cancelling out signal
Earlier this week, Google released several enhancements to its Gmail and Gtalk services. The company rolled out several “Google Labs” features, such as video functionality to their IM client, or the latest – themes for Gmail/Googlemail service. This brought life into old Gmail interface, and I have to say, I am still undecided on what team is the best. I went with Planets, even though Summer Ocean has its good sides. Unlike Facebook’s revamp (that yielded a lot of controversy), you can simply choose to ignore the themes, or try to find something for yourself.
iPhone debuted in Croatia today, and became an instant hit with more than 7000 devices sold in first 8 hours of being on the street. Now, if you had any perception about Croatia being a “country in development”, “emerging market”, “people eat food from cans” (quite popular assumption from my former british colleagues… even though their cuisine was pretty pathetic), think again. Prices for the iPhone 3G range from 25 cents to over $800, depending on your subscription model. Yes, you can buy the iPhone 3G for measily 25 cents, not a typo. But, only if you want to pay monthly subscription of $100, that
In a period of 24 hours, I managed to scratch my Blackberry Bold, while a friend of mine scratched is iPhone 3G. In the case of Bold, it was give-or-take my fault: Vodafone did not provide protective carrying case in the box, nor it was available for buying – thus, I had a relatively unprotected device filled with “shiny parts”. Given the fact that I was moving my things from Mountain House to Frisco, one can judge that it was my own fault. But in the case of iPhone… the scratched part was actually discovered when a good friend of mine removed the protective case
Cloud computing firm laughs off Microsoft’s announcement of an announcement Just as news from PDC 2008 are coming in, the companies are reacting. I’ve received word from Rodrigo from Zoho, a company that deals with cloud computing productivity. In his blurb, Rodrigo welcomed “Microsoft’s announced that they will be announcing a web-based version of Office suite”. In his comments, Rodrigo welcomes Microsoft’s surrender and abandoning the FUD that the company’s reps were spreading around in regards to cloud computing and SaaS market. Head of Zoho also laughed off “the dinosauric” business model of Office, and mentioned CAL licensing in more way than one. All in
Back in May 2008, Nvidia’s Editors Day hosted a presentation by young guys from Elemental Technologies Inc (ETI). The demonstrated software was Badaboom, CUDA-powered video transcoder that demolished Intel’s Core 2 Quad processor when used in conjuction with GeForce 8800GTS. Months have passed, and guys worked hard on developing Badaboom in order to be ready for August release. But, their second project, RapiHD encoder for Premiere CS4 Pro needed some engineering help. So, the guys pushed back the release of Badaboom and Badaboom Pro until after the launch of CS4. It was a tough call, but with the release of Adobe Creative Studio 4 over
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Recently, I received a report from TXP Corporation about the growth of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) market in the North America. According to their report, US now has 3.3 million households that have access to the fastest Internet connection (25, 50 Mbps) in the North America. In the report, it states that the number of installed FTTH households grew by 33% between Q4’07 and Q1’08, with continuous growth between Q1’08 and Q2’08, and same pattern even increasing in Q3. Well, it was about time. I’ve checked these claims with my friends over at Verizon and who’d knew, US is actually moving to become a