FedEx’s “Switch from DHL” ads are a joke

With the troubles express carriers experienced recently, an all-out war between FedEx and DHL started to happen in front of our eyes. In the past week, I received several “reminder” e-mails from both FedEx and DHL about just how great their service is, with FedEx leading the way in showing its cheeky face. That cheeky face was there for a reason, since DHL stopped all of its inter-US flight operations. By the looks of it, it also seems that DHL will have to fire 9500 of its staffers. The company was hit hard by economical turmoil, and it looks like Lufthansa and UPS will take


Companies, Hardware, Microsoft

Avoid Microsoft keyboards – “bug” or a “feature”?

I’ve just received word from Eran Badit of NGOHQ.Com fame, who encountered an interesting experience with Microsoft keyboards. Acorrding to Eran, keyboards to avoid are following: –    Wireless Keyboard 6000 –    Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 –    Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 It seems that the keyboards are suffering from some sort of keystroke lock, which is pretty bad if you are a gamer or multi-tasker (I can imagine more than one scenario in Photoshop where I am pressing more than 3 keys at the same time). You can follow this developing story here.


3D, AMD, Companies, Graphics, Hardware

Nvidia officially unveils civil “CX” and FX5800 monster

Last week, I did a short piece about the way how Nvidia is trying to bridge the 32-/64-bit divide, and today, the company officially unveiled Quadro FX 4800 and FX 5800. Quadro FX 4800 shares a lot of similarities with Adobe-oriented CX, but features 216 shaders (yes, GTX-260 brother here, if my sources were correct) and 1.5 GB of GDDR3 memory. But the star of the today’s launch is FX 5800, the new flagship of Quadro fleet. In a way, we already know everything about FX 5800, since Nvidia demonstrated the product back in August at Siggraph 2008, followed by Nvision 08 – so, specs