Technology

24Nov
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Is Google Glass coming to Greece?

Greece may be one of the first European countries to welcome Google Glass. Or maybe not, since Glass’ European release is allegedly years away. Yet, rumor has it that Google may have found a partner in Greece for their Glass product.

A partner that is rumored to be supported by American and other very well known investors. Read More »

11May
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Windows 8 desktop PC with four monitors. Does it work?

Since upgrading my Windows 7 desktop PC, I decided to go with Windows 8.

The negative reviews and comments suggested I should steer away from the latest version of the Microsoft’s operating system, especially when deciding to install Windows 8 on a desktop computer with no touch-screen monitors. On the other hand, I didn’t want to setup (and buy) Windows 7 on the brand new motherboard, which is expected to last 3 to 5 years. So, I opted for a fresh install of Windows 8 on my quad monitor desktop PC. Read More »

27Mar
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Logitech mouse not working; how much for a Logitech G600 mouse?

My Logitech mouse is not working perfectly lately and I have decided to replace it with a new Logitech G600 mouse. The old mouse is a Logitech G500 with symptoms of the so-called “double click problem”. In brief, the mouse responds with a double-click each time you single-click. Well, maybe not every time, but I estimate half of the clicks are regarded as double-clicks. That can be disastrous and may cost dearly when playing poker or even worse when investing in my case. It’s also quite annoying when surfing the internet, highlighting text, capturing screen shots, playing games (like building in the wrong places at SimCity) and clicking all sorts of buttons. For all these reasons I opted for a Logitech G600 replacement mouse, which won’t break the bank. Read More »

26Mar
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Build a gambling city with Sim City 2013: Learn from the best!

One of my favorite video games has always been SimCity. The latest installment, SimCity 5 or Sim City 2013, allows players to build a gambling city, and by that I mean a city that focuses on gambling. The city’s main revenue is expected to be coming from casinos that players build. The feature is called “specialization” and it includes 5 more areas of expertise, like mining, drilling, trading, electronics and culture. As I am quite familiar with gambling in the real world, it would be fun to try my skills and actually manage an entire gambling city in the digital world! Read More »

16Mar
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Blogging and Investing with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I pulled the trigger and bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in Christmas time. After 3 months of using the Samsung phone I am more than convinced that I made the right choice. Although the Note 2 is considered a mobile phone, I mostly use it for managing my blogs and taking care of my investments while away from office. Blogging from a friend’s house or investing in the stock market and betting on sports when travelling is now just a couple of… swipes away! Read More »

16Oct
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Price Comparison at Amazon: France is cheaper than UK or Germany

Ordering the Samsung new mobile phone, Galaxy Note 2, from French Amazon marketplace is a lot cheaper that ordering the phablet either from German or English Amazon website! The quick price comparison I completed among the various Amazon websites revealed that delivering the new Samsung Note to Greece is 30 euros cheaper when purchasing from France compared to Germany, and a hundred euros cheaper than UK! Read More »

16Oct
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Replacing my Sony Ericsson mobile phone

Although replacing my mobile phone wasn’t in my immediate plans, the new phablet by Samsung, Galaxy Note 2, is quite tempting. The term “phablet” comes from combining the words “tablet” with “phone” and by reading the various Note 2 online reviews, it seems that the latest technology by Samsung will dominate the mobile market for quite some time. So, why do I consider the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to be one of the best mobile phones for an active blogger and investor like me? Read More »

21Dec
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Make Money in Poker? Invest in Multi Monitor Computer Setup

It amazes when successful poker players post their computer setups, which are full of monitors of different display sizes along with a couple of laptops! If you are making money playing poker, invest some of the winnings to buy a proper multi monitor setup for God’s sake! Bragging about recent online poker tournament wins and how you made thousands of dollars this year, but at the same time showing a desk full of monitors ranging from 11-inch to 27-inch displays is truly priceless. Next time you win a couple of thousands, spend some of that to buy at least a proper dual monitor setup or more if you need it. But please stop playing online poker and spending thousands on tournaments’ buy-ins at cheap and old displays just because they were lying around your house and can’t find the time to learn how to setup a multi monitor setup!

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21Aug
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Flight and Racing Simulation on ATI Eyefinity

I have always been a PC gamer but never a huge fan of flight simulations or racing games. Owning a multi-screen setup and watching some Youtube videos made me realize the gaming potential of a triple monitor setup, which up to now has been used only for work. Although the PC is not a high-end machine, it gets the job done easily. An ATI HD5770 powers and extends the desktop workspace on 3 Dell 24’’ monitors, allowing ATI Eyefinity technology to push screen resolution up to 5760×1200. Up to now I got hooked to Wings of Prey and iRacing.com simulators both of which are very addictive games! Read More »

16Oct
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Fujitsu T900 Tablet PC: My Best Buy!

I have been using my new Fujitsu T900 for 2 days now, surprised by the multi touch capabilities and the excellent computer power of this tablet laptop PC. Before buying the Fujitsu tablet, I researched about laptops online as my previous Fujitsu P7120 died a week ago. My main target laptop would be a tablet as their technology seems to have matured and they offer more capabilities than normal laptops. I was looking primarily to Asus T91MT and Lenovo S10-3T, both at €500 price tag, then moved up to Fujitsu T5010 for €350, to end up with the Fujitsu T900 for the cheapest price I could find worldwide! Admittedly the price, the computer parts in it and the fact I regard the Fujitsu brand one of the best laptop makers led me to this purchase. Read More »