For half a century the civilized world does not think of life without plastic cards. However, having saved us from the need to mess with cash, “plastic” inevitably became a problem itself. Today, the average American carries only six bank cards in his wallet (and that is not counting all sorts of discount, etc.)! It is necessary to remember which and when to use, to pay for the issue and maintenance, to take care not to “light up” the room in a doubtful place. In short, there is a paradox: while remaining the pinnacle of financial and technical thought, the plastic card has simultaneously become a technological brake. Continue reading
If the minute were the minute always and everywhere, then there would be no special concepts related to its duration. What, for example, does “facebook minute” mean?
You can go to the social network for one minute to read the messages. But some of them need to be answered, and new photos are carried away, and funny stories are read avidly, and this is really the evening in the courtyard, and we still have that very minute, which we found in the social network.
However, the phenomenon is not new. If the hostess ran out to the neighbor for a minute, she asked every half hour to stir the borsch. Continue reading
The Nokia 808 PureView smartphone became a real sensation at the February exhibition in Barcelona: a camera, unprecedented in mobile devices, and all this, together with a morally outdated OS, with no small dimensions and weight. The model turned out to be unusual. It may not be a sales hit, but it will enter its name in the history of the development of mobile technology as the first phone with a 41-megapixel sensor.
The smartphone came to us for testing before the start of official sales and only for a couple of days. Due to time constraints, some aspects of the Nokia 808 PureView were left “overboard”: for example, we could not verify the autonomous operation of the device in different modes. Continue reading