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Vlad Bobleanta
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Attended Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara
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Fascinating. 
“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”—David Foster Wallace,…
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Figure out what that is, and you’re halfway to feeling better.
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Good one. 
PASADENA, CA—Upending the conventionally held assumption that the United States must exclusively be moving along a single good or bad path forward, quantum political scientists at the California Institute of Technology published a paper Thursday hypothesizing that the country is, in fact, headed in both the right and wrong directions simultaneously.
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We love to think of ourselves as so progressive and advanced, yet so often leap at the opportunity to intervene and wallow in, and pass judgment on, the private sexual choices of other adults.
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When I watched some security researchers hack into several cars without even touching them, my head exploded a little bit.
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Did you know? 
If you haven't ever played Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts or FreeCell, it's safe to say you're in the minority. These simple Windows games have probably caused more lost worker hours than anything short of a worldwide coffee shortage. Whichever one was your favorite, the temptation to take just ...
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Those who favor Bigfoot, UFOs and ghosts share a thinking style
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Excellent essay. 
As I sit here in a hip Los Angeles coffee shop across from the seemingly never-ending whooshes and rumbles of LA traffic on a busy boulevard just outside t... by David Ruddock in Editorials
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Interesting. 
Cars are going to change a lot in the next few decades. Electricity on one hand and software on the other change what a car is, how it gets made and who might own one.
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Magnets!
Magnets. You already know what they are and everything about them. Or do you? Magnets are crucial to many more emerging technologies than you might expect. The tried-and-true magnet is about to change everything–from how we drive and treat cancer to how we play sports.
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Page thinks innovative companies, not charities, are the best tools for improving the world.
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I used to think that this industry couldn't go any lower. I was wrong. 
Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the largest security companies in the world, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, tried to damage rivals in the marketplace by tricking their antivirus software
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  • Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara
    Jurnalism + Engleza, 2003 - 2007
  • Liceul Teoretic William Shakespeare Timisoara
    1991 - 2003
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Things that interest me

In no particular order, here's the ever-expanding list: tech, mobile, science, the Web, and whatever else showcases human innovation at a given time. Generally anything NEW.

About me

It should go without saying that I very much enjoy talking about the aforementioned subjects, but I'm open to a lot more. Generally, if something doesn't reek of ignorance, I'm game. 

I enjoy learning new things, whatever the domain. In fact, I'd like to know everything. I know I never will, but the more I know, the more I can understand. And understanding represents my intellectual bliss.

How I use Google+ and what I post

Google+ is my main social avenue these days (followed by Twitter and Facebook). 

I very much enjoy the conversations that spring up around here, and I love following interesting people.

That's why I don't auto-follow back. I do try to check out the profile of each person that has added me to their circles, and if they're interesting, I will add them back. This has worked so far because under 1,000 people decided I was interesting enough to follow (it's cool, though!). If the numbers ever shoot up way past that, I can't promise I'll still be able to go through each profile. So the best thing to do if you want to get my attention is make a great, funny, smart comment on one of my posts. :)

Be advised that I may not post anything for a few days, then 'flood' your stream with 10 or so posts at short intervals. Please don't whine about this. Sometimes I feel like sharing stuff, sometimes I don't. That's just it.

Sometimes I post my opinions on things that interest me. After having ignored my personal blogs for a very long time, this is the only place I have left to share my thoughts which don't fit on Unwired View (which is where I blog, by the way).

Mostly though I post links to stories. These are stories I find while browsing the Web or going through my Google Reader feeds.

The stories that I link to
  • I've read them all
  • I consider them (very) interesting
  • I generally agree with the sentiment of the posts I link to. For example, if there's a big story out there, I'll choose the post that best reflects my view on the issue and link to that. However, sometimes I just post stuff because I feel I need to draw your attention to it. Generally when I don't agree with something I link to, that will be made painfully clear in the bit above the link.
The way I post stories

Above the link, you may see one or both of the following:
  • My opinion on the matter (written in normal text, like here)
  • An excerpt from the linked story which I consider most relevant for its contents (this will be in italics, like here)
When both of these items are included in one of my posts, they're always going to be in the order represented above (opinion first, excerpt second).
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  • GSMArena.com
    Writer, 2014 - present
  • UnwiredView.com
    Editor, 2010 - 2014
  • Download Squad
    Blogger, 2010 - 2011
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6 Ways That Magnets Are About to Change Our Lives
gizmodo.com

Magnets. You already know what they are and everything about them. Or do you? Magnets are crucial to many more emerging technologies than yo

Your Car Can Be Hacked. So What Are Auto-Makers Doing About It?
gizmodo.com

When I watched some security researchers hack into several cars without even touching them, my head exploded a little bit.

Pervert uses AirDrop to 'cyber-flash' fellow commuter
www.engadget.com

Ever heard of "cyber-flashing?" Us neither, to be honest, but it's certainly got the police's attention. As the BBC reports, British Transpo

Did Samsung alienate its most loyal fanbase by calling them shallow?
www.androidguys.com

Did Samsung alienate its most loyal fanbase by calling them shallow? For the record my primary device is fully paid for with my own hard ear

How Beats Tricks You Into Thinking It Makes a Premium Product
gizmodo.com

The sneaky designers at Beats by Dre employ a clever trick to make you think that the company’s plastic headphones are durable products wort

The ASUS ZenFone 2 shouldn’t be six phones
pocketnow.com

That's what ASUS calls its ZenFone 2. But it branded the ZE550ML the same thing. And the Z551ML... both of them. What's up with this brandin

The Google I/O 2015 keynote was awfully boring
www.technobuffalo.com

Google's opening, and long, Google I/O 2015 keynote was awfully boring.

Why Is It Called "Rebooting"?
gizmodo.com

You hear the phrase all the time when you’re working with computers, especially on customer service calls: “Please reboot your computer.” Wh

Duracell Will Sell You A Giant Wireless Charging Plug (Yes, You Read Tha...
www.androidpolice.com

Wireless charging is nice. It really is - setting your phone down and picking it back up, without having to plug it in and remove the plug e

Almost All of the World's Top Hotel Chains Use Easily Hackable Hardware
gizmodo.com

Hotel internet is so far from secure--it's downright scary. You should know this by now. However, a new report from cyber security researche

Your brain can be conned into believing you committed a crime
www.engadget.com

How much do you trust your brain? We're asking, because a new study published in Psychological Science provides scientific evidence that it'

The Spectacular Sight of Subway Cars Being Dumped Into the Ocean
reframe.gizmodo.com

Of all the things you'd expect to find at the bottom of the ocean, a small village of old New York subway cars may not cross your mind. But

Four Ideas to Fix Beijing's Smog Airpocalypse, And One That Will Work
gizmodo.com

The worst smog of the year so far swept into Beijing this week, coating the city in a grainy, deep grey murk on par with what the city endur

The Alaskan Town Living Under One Roof
gizmodo.com

An impossibly long, single-lane tunnel is your only way into Whittier, and your only way out. Make it to the other end of those dimly lit mi

Why people use Facebook to avoid facing real life
sploid.gizmodo.com

Doug Hindson's short Dis\connect gives a powerful answer to an important question:Why do we keep sharing our edited lives and avidly connect

This Site Will Send a Glitter Bomb To Your Enemies Anywhere on Earth
gizmodo.com

The only thing worse than all the junk mail stuffed in your mailbox is finding a card that's actually addressed to you, but is covered in mo

Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax - The Legal Battle - XDA Forums
www.xda-developers.com

Looking at the legal wrangles between Cyngn, OnePlus and Micromax - exclusivity deals, terms, and internal emails revealed in court judgemen

Sony Kept Thousands of Passwords in a Document Named "Password"
gizmodo.com

It's been a rough week for Sony execs (million-dollar salaries notwithstanding). And things are only going to get worse. Which would almost

Samsung's commercials are making fun of Apple & they're true!
pocketnow.com

Samsung is arguably Apple's biggest competitor & doesn't have any problem making fun of Apple in commercials. What people hate is that they

Police Can Still Get Data Off Your iOS 8 Device Without Apple's Help
gizmodo.com

Remember that promise Apple made about not turning your data over to police in iOS 8? It's not a lie! But as iPhone security experts point o