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3D Printers: A Thing of the Future?

I always believed that casting a glance at small companies' stand at large conferences and events is more lucrative and interesting than the detailed analysis of another big name product presentation.

CES 2012 has proved that there's something in that point of view. The last Microsoft appearance on... (read more)


Poachers' Protection

The Poachers are bad. They make harm to the enviornment, killing defenseless animals, standing on th verge of extinction and thus contribute to the overall deterioration of the ecological conditions we live in.

But there's one area of life where poaching is regarded as a highly positive thing and e... (read more)


Good Syncing

Just a day after a global blackout of a bunch of the most popular web-sites, one of the biggest Web file storages, Megaupload, was closed down by FBI due to the allegations in copyright infingement.

Megaupload was basically one of those sites on the Web, where you could trouble-free get a couple of nice freebie late... (read more)


No News from Microsoft

Know what I've noticed recently? There's no big news from Microsoft. No, not that there is no news from Redmond at all, but it's all small stuff: 'We're planning this and that… Windows 8 will be out around October… We're having some new interesting perspectives in sight...'

But it's nothing interes... (read more)


The Battery Life

One of the most enraging things in the world is when your smart-, mobile or cell phone gets dead just a few hours after you charged it.

Here's a cellphone which seems to do away with this problem forever. What I mean with 'do away forever' is that the standby time of ShareOne is, according to Xpal Power,... (read more)


Wikipedia Prevails

This week saw one more proof that Wikipedia is one of the most important sources of information in the modern world, as the Press Department of the Holy See disgraced themselves.

The reason for their epic fail was the appointment of 22 new cardinals by the Pope. According to a long-established trad... (read more)


To Spam or Not to Spam?

A massive wave of outrage was caused by a recent New York Times mail to its subscribers that has become a hot topic on Tweeter.

Here's the text of the email:

'Dear Home Delivery Subscriber,

Our records indicate that you recently requested to cancel your home delivery subscription. Please keep in mind when your deliver ... (read more)

We do hope you’ll reconsider.

As a valued Times reader we invite you to continue your current subscription at an exclusive rate of 50% off for 16 weeks. This is a limited-time offer and will no longer be valid once your current subscription ends.*

Continue your subscription and you’ll keep your free, unlimited digital access, a benefit available only for our home delivery subscribers. You’ll receive unlimited access to on any device, full access to our smartphone and iPad® apps, plus you can now share your unlimited access with a family member.†

To continue your subscription call 1-877-698-0025 and mention code 38H9H (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. E.D.T.).'

Well, when I get such emails, they usually land in my trash bin, along with offers to enlarge some highly private pa... (read more)


The Facebook Faces

The very emoticon concept will never be the same after the changes in the emoticon system the administration of Facebook introduced this Christmas.

The idea is just super simple: from now on you can use any user or event profile picture as an emoticon.

In order to do it, you should

1) copy the u... (read more)


Firefox will Stay Here till 2014

Google has pondered it would be too much to take the risk of turning off the money tap for Firefox. Just imagine, what would have happened, if Page had taken the decision to bring down Mozilla: gazillions of angry Firefox fans from all over the globe would have accused the Mountain View corporation ... (read more)


Spotify Is Too Mainstream for Hipsters

About 200 smaller music labels have recently decided to leave the Swedish online streaming media Spotify and its rivals like Rdio, Napster and Simfy. The reason for this is that their share in profits is tiny in comparison with the money the web services get using the music material of these labels.... (read more)