Monthly Archives:: May 2010

Qik: $5 will be for “premium” features

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I guess Qik quickly realized what storm that “oh and give us $5 for video chat” thing brought, so now they say that charge will be for some premium feature. Without saying what kind of premium feature it will be. But that basic video chat will be free. So, short of offering a once-a-month chance […]

Sprint EVO Playbook anti-points

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The Sprint HTC EVO’s playbook information is out. And it has specific page about extra $10 they want to squeeze out for the privilege of having the phone. So, let’s review the points: 1. Front and rear cameras, including 8MP camera that records videos in HD. What does having (or not having) camera has to […]

Qik: good luck charging $5 for video chat

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Oh wow, looks like Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G is going to be one of those flagman products that nickels and dimes you to death. In addition to $10 monthly fee for the luxury of having that phone, it turned out that video chat will bring yet another monthly fee. This time it’ll be for Qik’s […]

Ford Fiesta: It’s a VINner!

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Well, it’s been a while since the last status update on my pre-ordered Ford Fiesta. Dealership decided to play AWOL or just hide, as they obviously couldn’t tell anything beyond “Retail Verification will contact you later”. Except later never came. So I broke down and sent a few questions to Sam De La Garza, Ford […]

ATI: still making horrible linux drivers, 5830 included

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All these years I was using nVidia video cards in home computer. Well, lately nVidia has been slacking — no DirectX 11 for a loooong time, and when they finally got one on the market, the price is about the cost of a small vacation in Europe. I mean, it’s almost 80% of the computer […]