SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)

2 September 2009

Superspeed USB logo

Can you feel the excitement? We can. USB 3.0 is inching closer and closer to reality, which means your current PC is inching closer and closer to being a token of yesteryear. USB 2.0 has been around for years now, and by and large, it has been sufficient. Transfer rates are fairly quick, and industry support couldn’t be higher.

But hey, this industry is all about progress, and we aren”t about to complain about newfound speed. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) today announced the availability of the USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) Compliance and Certification Program, which basically means that companies can have their products tested to receive the SuperSpeed USB logo/certification.

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Apple iPod annual event 2009

2 September 2009

iPods heart

And there it comes. The time for those iPod fans to get out of their caves and check what”s coming new from Apple.

The annual Apple iPod event is to happen in San Francisco on September 9th. The event will have the theme “It”s only rock and roll, but we like it”. It”s  a bit weird, it reminds me of Guitar Hero. This means it will probably have new iPod versions to show off which we always enjoy, including the new ones with a 3.2MP camera.

Read a bit more about this on Apple sets iPod launch day for September 9 | News | TechRadar UK

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Opera 10 released

2 September 2009

Opera 10

Yes, that”s right, a new version of the Opera browser is now available for download. If you use Opera to navigate the World Wide Web open a new tab and go to to get the new flashy version.

The Opera Turbo is basically a new feature that enables faster browsing on slower connections.

Opera has been redesigned and version 10 has a complete new interface with a fancy tabbed browsing feature; it shows thumbnails of the open tabs.

If you dig on their website you can find that they are already advertising a new version (10.10) which will include Opera Unite. Opera Unite is a new service that you can use which optimises the way you use the web. You will have Web server functionalities and it increases sharing of information even further.

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Canon has announced a new mid range digital SLR; the EOS 7D. This is a very needed camera to complement the range. It comes with 18MP resolution, a new Autofocus system (19-point), new Metering System and also Full HD video recording (upto 30fps) which is now expected to see in new cameras. This camera will support an ISO range from 100 to 12,800 and its Dual DIGIC 4 Imaging Processors will allow it to capture upto 8 fps.

It also has some changes on the body itself. It has better grip and two new buttons; a Quick Control button to access camera settings and a RAW/JPEG toggle button.

Also, Canon announced its first lens with Hybrid Image Stabilization. The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. It can compensate both angle and shift camera shake to four speed steps. It will be available by the end of the month.

Check out the full article on HotHardware.

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Opera 10 browser review

2 September 2009


Opera 10 is the new version of that popular browser used mostly in mobile devices. In this article I will talk about the desktop/PC version. Will it have enough gimmicks to beat the most popular browsers? I”ve made a few tests and used this browser for a few hours and you can now read my thoughts on it. Besides Opera 10.0, I have installed in my laptop Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2, Internet Explorer 8.0.7100.0, Google Chrome and Safari 4.0.530.17. I am running Windows 7 RC 64bit, have 4GB of RAM and have some other applications running in the background while using those browsers. This review is not a thorough one nor it replaces a proper review from one of the big dedicated sites out there. This is simply my opinion on this browser compared with the other ones I have.

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I’m not sure if you ever heard of them. I remember reading something about bulk low-light photography with lights but was a long time ago.

Now, I’ve found a website that dedicates to this kind of photography which is called Light Art Performance Photography. The images are breathtaking. You feel like grabbing your camera and wait for the evening so that you can go out there and try to do something similar. It’s simply amazing. Check out their website on

Some examples of their work after the break . . .

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Yes, I’ve just taken a deep breath and I am starting to update I will, once again, start to post articles about stuff I find interesting.
Let’s hope I will have time to continue posting. I do enjoy seeing up-to-date.
As you can see, the site looks different. I thought it would be better to apply a new theme and work from there. The other theme was already a thing of the past and since I updated the engine (wordpress) I thought a new theme would also be a good move.
This theme I applied was created by Blog Design Studio and I already started to change it so that it fits properly.

Well, I hope you enjoy the resurrection… happy bloggin’!!

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Upgrading RAM to 4GB

29 September 2008

Warhammer Online + 2 RAM

Today I just wanted to share my experience of upgrading the RAM of my gaming laptop, the XPS M1710 from DELL.
I’ve been wondering if it would be worth changing my 2x1GB of RAM for 2x2GB. Would I run applications faster? Do I really need those extra 2GB of RAM? I searched the web for some signs of wisdom which could lead me to the right path. Well, it was very insightful and I got the idea that yes, it is worth it.

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Canon 5D Mark II almost here

20 September 2008

Canon 5D Mark II

Canon 5D Mark II is almost here. Don’t bother rushing to the stores yet (if you have the money for it), it will only be available this November.

This is a fantastic camera that will replace the already-becoming-old-but-still-great Canon 5D. The most amazing features for the Mark II are:

  • 21.1MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4 processor
  • ISO range expandable to 25600
  • Full HD (1080, 30fps) movie recording
  • High-res 3.0” VGA LCD with Live View
  • 3.9fps JPEG shooting up to card capacity
  • 9-point AF + 6 Assist AF points
  • Magnesium alloy body

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CERN’s LHC First Beam

8 September 2008


 “The Large Hadron Collider is the largest and most complex scientific instrument ever built and the highest energy particle accelerator in the world. The accelerator is located 100 m underground and runs through both French and Swiss territory.”

The LHC is a huge (and I mean HUGE) machine built to be part of CERN’s scientific complex. The size of this particle accelerator is 26659 meters (circumference) with a total of 9300 magnets inside which will be pre-cooled to 80 Kelvin (-193.2 degrees Celsius) using more the 10 thousand tonnes of liquid nitrogen. These will also be filled with about 60 tonnes of liquid helium so that they can reach the temperature of 1.9 K (-271.3 degrees Celsius). That’s less than 2 degrees above absolute zero.

After 20 years of hard work LHC is ready to fire the first beam this Wednesday (10 September 2008) after passing the final test of its synchronization systems.You can watch this event online through

For more information about the largest particle collision ever built you can visit CERN’s website.

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