Internet, VR World

Watch Obama’s inauguration online

Watch the inauguration of first african-american president of USA online…

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Software Programs, VR World

Dragon Naturally Speaking maker sign a deal with IBM, buys patents

Voice recognition is one of ways of the future. Personally, I view OCZ’s NIA with Brain Fingers technology and Dragon Naturally Speaking as two best possible products to accelerate our interaction with computers, given that the speed of thought is better than our fingers 😉 In that light, seeing that Nuance Communications (developers of Dragon Naturally Speaking) and IBM signed a “licensing and technical services agreement” is a great day for the speech recognition industry. This contract enables Nuance to access whole speech recognition patent portfolio from IBM. Given the fact that IBM was a pioneer in speech recognition technology and used to own Nuance,

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3D, AMD, Business, Companies, Gaming, Graphics, Intel, Internet, Microsoft, Software Programs, VR World

STEAM: Intel, ATI gain users, AMD+Nvidia continue the negative trend

Like a clockwork, Steam released its hardware survey for December 2008. A lot of interesting gains with the biggest winners being Intel processors, ATI graphics cards and Windows Vista operating system.

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Companies, Microsoft, Software Programs, VR World

Microsoft invites everybody to download and try Windows 7 Beta!

Microsoft removes limitations on Windows 7 Beta download, way how to get yourself legal keys to activate the operating system from the future 😉

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VR World

Personal: My grandfather just died, I am offline until further notice

I just learned that a man with a heart and spirit that could turn mountains and river paths (and literally did, given the nature of his former job in Lloyd and Hidroput) died at the age of 76, after undetected cancer spread metastasic tumors around his body. Even with four large tumors in his brain, he didn’t stop living in full speed. The moment he was able to walk, he joked with nurses and doctors… and he proved that even if sickness breaks your body and ultimatively kills you, it is the spirit that is single most important thing in each persons life. With the

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Companies, Internet, Microsoft, Software Programs, VR World

Download Windows 7 today!

It seems that Microsoft Windows 7 in Beta 1 version is more complete operating system than the final version of Vista. Details about the release on Torrent sites.

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Personal: Not a good Christmas

If you wondered what is the reason for lack of updates on this blog, rest assured, the reason is not because I got drunk and am sleeping below a Christmas tree. First of all, I don’t drink, and secondly, I could only wish for such a scenario. On last Friday, my 76-year strong grandpa ended up in the hospital under the assumption of stroke. Sadly, a stroke was best possible option, given the medical nature. I will not disclose the medical diagnose, but let’s say that any doctor in medical shows would say “oh sh…” while reading the CT scan. The situation is not good

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Business, Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, VR World

Christmas “Good Bye” card in Western Digital undermines the future of the company

There is no doubt that the Christmas time of the year is without any doubt, one of most stressful times of the year, especially if the future of your company is not safe. Western Digital Corporation announced that the company fired 2500 of its employees on last Friday. During the weekend and today, I learned a great deal about the situation in the company from the people that were let go, but also from the people that stayed. Overall, there is feeling of dismay and misbelieve in all the errors that management did. I spoke with some engineers and they’re quite literally, have zero confidence

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Internet, VR World

Win an 8.000 USD PC and parts by doing something good

Do something good and win big – participate in Toys for Tots charity auction with the goal of buying toys for the under-privileged kids in North America.

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Hardware, Internet, VR World

Death of a legend: ABIT closes doors on December 31, 2008

End of 2008 will also mark an end of a company that is a direct cause for all those gaming oriented and overclocking oriented motherboards. Back in 1998, two companies released motherboards that were able to overclock the Celeron 300A from 300 MHz to 450 MHz with a simple BIOS tweak. One of companies was Iwill, now part of Flextronics, and the other was ABIT, now part of Universal ABIT group. Sadly for the enthusiasts, ABIT was always known as the “weird” managed company, even by far eastern standards. It was well known that the old owner and CEO was “high on horoscopes as a

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3D, AMD, Business, Companies, Graphics, Hardware, Intel, VR World

Nvidia to launch 55nm GPUs on Tuesday, December 16th?

Nvidia prepares a launch of 55nm parts for 2008 – nope, they’re not going to wait for CES 2009. At least, that’s what I heard from couple of sources…

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3D, Gaming, Graphics, Software Programs, VR World

EA to put PhysX engine in (all) upcoming games

Nvidia’s just scored a major victory – Electronic Arts decided to adopt PhysX technology as a development platform “available to EA’s studios worldwide”. If Nvidia gets a second publisher as large as EA, the company will win the Physics war.

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3D, AMD, Apple, Business, Companies, CPU, Gaming, Graphics, Intel, Software Programs, VR World

GPGPU is the future: Khronos releases OpenCL API

With Khronos group officially launching the OpenCL 1.0 specification, GPGPU computing is now officially covered with a open-source, royalty-free cross-platform API that enables parallel programming on the GPUs, regardless from whom they’re coming from.

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Internet, VR World

Croatian facebookers Protest: 4000 people in Zagreb, police/political disruption in smaller cities

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.

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The First 50.000 – Thanks!

As I was preparing to depart to bed, the magical counter was approaching 50.000 visitors. In record industry of yesteryear, first 25.000 sold records were silver, 50.000 would be a golden platter, and 100.000 would be platinum platter. Well, this blog, with several news a day clocked visitor #50.000 on the day when the team layed a ground foundation for a new website. The domain is registered, we selected hosting provider in the US and now it is up to programmers to make the site come to life (we already have alpha code up). At launch, you’ll be welcomed with articles written by experienced journalists

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Business, Graphics, Hardware, Internet, VR World

Zotac leaks pictures of 55nm GTX260

First leaked news about GeForce cards with the upcoming 55nm GPU.

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Internet, VR World

Vadim switches from computers to wines

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

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Sunday Wrap-up: Congratulations to the Top 500 Team

Waking up on Sunday morning is a good feeling (generally ;-). But waking up, taking a shower, having a nice light breakfast and checking statistics that confirm that your Folding@Home team reached Top 500 spot is priceless, as a known credit card commercial would tell. When I launched this F@H team, the goal was to reach Top 1000 by the end of 2008, and the goal for this blog was to reach 50,000 visitors by the end of very same calendar year. First goal was achieved with ease and the updated goal is reached even before December started – the goal for 2009 is to

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Saturday Light Special: Blast from (Croatian) past

Today was a pretty remarkable day… technologically-challenged friend of mine brought a computer for debugging and after a while, I managed to get to the bottom of it. What made this repair special was the fact that this computer was a part of action made by Croatian Telecom, then known as HThinet. This sales action was impressive – for 24 months, you would pay 50 EUR every month to get 56Kb modem connection and a computer that was maybe 500 EUR worth. Maybe. Anyways, this brought memories of yesteryear and this poster. I will not translate the content, but I know that almost every reader

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Happy Thanksgiving!

After a day break due to mechanical issues over at KakaoStats.com, the PALIT Folding@Home 2008 stats are updated with latest data. The challenge will continue to receive updates on daily basis on every day of the week, unless Kakao goes on strike again. Personally, I feel a bit annihilated after today’s 2-hour visit to the dental office. My sins of the past (on racetracks 😉 finally caught up with me, and fixing them is no walk in the park. It’s 10PM here and I am shutting down – thanksgiving dinner is over and done for me, it was awesome seeing some old friends (Americans that

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