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November 5th, 2007 Hardware none Comments

For a while i was looking for a new upgrade for my “old” nVidia 7900GTX with 512MB, hoping my PC will face with bravery the avalanche of DirectX 10 titles. While the price for 8800GTX 768MB or 8800Ultra was a little too high for me, an 8800GTS with 512MB looked like a good sollution. Well, not anymore. The new 8800GT just got released, and seems like it is the best deal ever in the GPU market. In performance, it’s almost like an 8800GTX in almost every benchmark (maximum 15% below in a few rare cases), but it’s now a single slot sollution thx to the new G92 CPU which is manufactured at 65nm. That means less power required, lower noise from fans as the temperature is much lower. But, the best things over all these, is the price. The 8800GT 512MB price is arround 200 EUR (while 8800GTX is still arround 400-450 EUR). So, for the same price, you can go for SLI and still be able to use your PCI slots. My advice: Go for it ! It’s a great bang for those bucks !
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November 4th, 2007 Console, PS3, Xbox360 none Comments

… at Guitar Hero III ? Well, check out this video, and you’ll see it’s anything else but easy. Specially on the Expert dificulty level. Grats to Georgia.

November 4th, 2007 Phones 9 Comments

We all know about the many expectations we had for Nokia N95. And we all lived through the frustration, the problems, the tech support from Nokia trying to save something that couldn’t be saved. Unfortunatelly, what was supposed “the phone that has it all” was a mess. Bad/poor quality slider, low memory problems and a weak battery (maximum one day usage) killed N95. But now, Nokia listened to the users, and prepared something that seems to fix all problems. For start, it has a larger screen. It’s not much (from 2.6″ to 2.8″) but it’s impressive and uses almost all the frame. Then, we lose the memory slot, but we have now 8GB inside (enough for everyone). And then, we have an improved battery (from 950 mAh to 1200 mAh) and some improved power consumption. Over that, one of the most important things, we have 128MB RAM instead of 64MB RAM. For a Symbian phone, that’s a killer feature. After booting, that means you will get 95MB of FREE RAM for unlimited apps to be opened. Plus, now it’s a Black Beauty, instead of common silver. Unfortunatelly, because of the bigger battery, we lose the lens covers, but i think that’s something we can live with. Another change would be noticed in smaller shortcut area (because of larger screen), in the multimedia keys that are now small bumped buttons, and an improved sliding mechanism. Well, that beeing said, this will be my new phone ! Read more for more pics and specs.

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November 4th, 2007 Gizmos none Comments

Din categoria “Ce s-a mai inventat pe USB ?”, va prezint noul tip de bricheta (fara flacara), ce se incarca pe USB. In plus, arata super bine, si mai detine si ceva extra memorie flash. Din pacate, pe pagina producatorului (o puteti gasi aici) nu este specificat si cata memorie este disponibila. Dar, ce mai conteaza memoria pt. fumatori ?

November 4th, 2007 Hardware, HiFi none Comments

Again, Toshiba amazes me with strange ideeas. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not strange to want a double resolution than 1920 x 1200. It’s strange willing to do that on a 22″ LCD Monitor. I mean, come on, wasn’t supposed even for FullHD (1920 x 1080p) to get at least 46″ to realise the difference between 720p and 1080p ? And now, they want to do 3840 x 2400 on an 22″ LCD ?  Some engineers over Toshiba must have so little free time for themselves… Ah, the price will be arround 12.000 EUR. Not bad for a starter. I think i will wait though. I want to get for myself the first FullHD 2.8″ LCD on my mobile phone… Just kidding…

November 4th, 2007 Gizmos, Hardware none Comments

Well, Saitek did it again. As a prod owner of Saitek Eclipse, i must say i’m shocked about how things develop over Saitek labs. They’ve just started a Saitek Cyborg Range, and the first product is the keyboard from the picture below. They feature multi-colour backlighting, touch-sensitive dashboard, 12 programable keys, gold plated connectors, and so on. Get full details over here.

November 4th, 2007 Funny none Comments

OMG. Din ciclul “Ce mai faci cand ai prea multi bani” sau “Pimp my plane”, tocmai ce mi-au sarit ochii din orbite vazand pe eBay cum se vinde un Boeing 727 Jet Limo, transformat intr-o limuzina. Se pare ca s-a facut asta pe un cadru de Mercedes. Pretul actual este de 274100 USD (nu prea mult daca ma intrebati pe mine, am vazut masini de 10 ori mai mici care costau de 10 ori mai mult). Intrebarea este, unde Dzeu o va parca ?!? Il puteti viziona pe eBay aici, iar in caz ca se termina licitatia, voi salva pagina pt. eternitate. Astept urmatoarea emisiune “Pimp my rocket !”.

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October 30th, 2007 Funny none Comments

Hehe. Initial clipul mi-a dat un feeling de post-apocaliptic howto video. Fallout style. Dupa care mi-am dat seama ca nu e doar funny, ci denota stilul Gugal (gugal fiind in opinia mea cel mai bun prieten al omului). So, watch and… beware the spam !

October 30th, 2007 Funny none Comments

As promised, the seccond funny part as a bonus (the guilt is still there, unfortunatelly).

October 30th, 2007 Funny none Comments

Because i was so busy lately, i wasn’t able to update the website. So, with this guilt feeling over me, i will try to wash my “sins” by posting two funny posts at a time. For now, number 7. Enjoy !

October 7th, 2007 HiFi none Comments

Well, sunt un maniac al HiFi-ului, si cred ca e vremea ca “vechiul” meu NAD sa fie inlocuit. Desi nu eram un fan Sony in ceea ce priveste fidelitatea sunetului (in special la speakers si receivers), seria ES m-a tentat dintotdeauna. Dupa ce am trecut in revista cam tot ce s-a lansat mai recent de catre Danon, Yamaha, Onkyo, Pioneer, NAD, Harman Kardon, Marantz si Sony, m-am decis sa fac pasul catre noul model din gama ES de la Sony. Avand un raport pret/calitate imbatabil, Sony STR-DA5300ES mi se pare alegerea perfecta. Read more for specs, pictures and links.

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October 7th, 2007 Console, PC Games, PS3, Wii, Xbox360 8 Comments

This article could be easier named “The Console War”. But if it would be as i wish, it would be a war with no winner. Actually, the winner would be the player, the daily gamer that could get the best out of all worlds. And we have in here the PC world, getting more and more expensive each 3-4 months, when a new GPU or CPU is released. Then we have the Playstation world, which Sony feeds on like a frenzy beast. PSx, PS2, PSP, PS3 are all shortcuts to a world that every gamer should know about. Then we have the new player, Microsoft. If it is an old player on PC world, on the consoles they’ve started recently with their Xbox console. And now they claim “world domination” with their Xbox 360 console. And finnally, we have the “oldest” player in the house: Nintendo. Who in the world doesn’t know what a NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube or Wii is ? Who will win ? Which one is now the recommended choice for a player ? Which one is worth investing in ? Well, read on and we shall see.

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October 3rd, 2007 Gizmos, Hardware, PS3, Wii 1 Comments

Well, it’s a statement almost true. There is no such thing as Wiimote for PS3, but this time Logitech almost made it possible. I am talking about Logitech MX Air. It looks like it was crafted from a piece of Playstation 3 (actually, the same black shiny dust atractive material), it works both as a mouse or pointer (wiimote style). It’s wireless of course, and it’s so easy you ask the same you did on PS3 gamepad: “Is this thing really working on a battery or is it alien technology ?”. Installing it on PC was a snap. And the bonus is, is working also with your old mouse. Now i am really happy, i can use my Logitech G5 while working on PC with intensive graphics, and when i move on my secondary screen (nVidia DualView setup on a plasma 42PV600), i can use MX Air with no trouble.

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September 19th, 2007 Console, PS3 3 Comments

Am asteptat cu nerabdare sa apara roscata magnifica si pe meleagurile noastre, sa vad intr-un final ce poate aceasta jucarie numita PS3. Well, finnaly a venit roscata, si-a inceput nebunia. Am jucat initial pana pe la 5:00 dimineata or so (de pe la 21:00) si cred ca am ajuns pe la capitolul 4. Jocul este demential. Are feeling, un story super, Nariko bate la ei de le sar capacele, dar, pt. mine mirarea a fost de cat de mult mi-a placut sa joc cu Kai, prietena “nebuna” a lui Nariko. E prima oara cand vad SixAxis-ul folosit atat de eficient. Mini game-urile prin care controlezi sagetile lui Kai sunt bestiale pur si simplu. La fel cele prin care Nariko controleaza o imensa “bazooka” sau catapultele. Pur si simplu tu devii glontul, sau sageata, si controlezi miscarea cu ajutorul SixAxis (misti de controller, aplecat in stanga/dreapta/sus/jos).

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August 25th, 2007 Funny 4 Comments

This guy is simply an amazing dancer. And funny. Had to link it on the website, for eternity. Extra (if you click read more) you’ll see Einstein in action (the smartest parrot in the world i guess). Enjoy !

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