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Vlad Bobleanta
Works at GSMArena.com
Attended Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara
Lives in Timisoara, Romania
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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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We here at Android Authority get a lot of feedback about the devices running our favorite operating system. However, the most negative comments usually have to do with battery life. And it makes sense: there’s nothing more frustrating than having this magical powerhouse of microtechnology suddenly die on you at 5pm, right as you were trying to make dinner plans. Because literally everyone owning a smartphone has experienced this problem, it’s...
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April 1st is the only day that people actually care about fact checking news. Every day should be April 1st IMHO. 
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Amazingly, this is not from The Onion. 
Mumbai police have established 15 ‘no selfie’ zones around the Indian city after an 18-year-old girl drowned just last week while taking a picture of herself.
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Oh my...
Victorians loved to communicate via calling card. It was the proper, dignified way to communicate with other people. But wouldn’t you know, young people just had to mess it up. Check out these oh so risque Victorian flirtation cards.
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A great and fascinating read, this. Oh, and the picture next to the link has nothing to do with the content, I have no idea why G+ chose it.

And the stories the grifter tells aren’t real-world narratives — reality-as-is is dispiriting and boring. They are tales that seem true, but are actually a manipulation of reality. The best confidence artist makes us feel not as if we’re being taken for a ride but as if we are genuinely wonderful human beings who are acting the way wonderful human beings act and getting what we deserve. We like to feel that we are exceptional, and exceptional individuals are not chumps.
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Laughed hard at this one. Sad, but true.
Yesterday, Google announced YouTube Red. Google, blissfully unaware of what goes on in Incognito Mode, apparently thought that this was a good name for a service. It is not the first time that Google has made flagrantly terrible choices in naming stuff.
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Intel didn't take the market for smartphone chips seriously until it was too late.
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Indeed, don't.
If you haven’t heard, virtual reality is finally happening. Like, for real this time. And everyone wants a piece of the action: CNN, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Showtime Boxing, and TED to name a few. All of these companies have recently used VR as a marketing ploy, and quite frankly, the “experiences” they’ve created are all a load of shit.
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Surprise, surprise.
Tinder secretly scores the "desirability" of every user, and it seemingly uses that score to match up people of similar "desirability," according to a report in Fast Company. To put this bluntly,...
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Literally. 
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can we kill these people... i mean literally, not their sort of literally, i mean actually kill them remove them from the gene pool before they can procreate. 
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We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the facts and fiction.
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"OK Google, WTF?!"
The thing about Marshmallow is that it added a lot of granular control over your apps, but it did so in such a confusing and redundant way that it kind of... by Rita El Khoury in Marshmallow 6.0, News
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Don’t Waste Your Time on VR Marketing Ploys
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If you haven’t heard, virtual reality is finally happening. Like, for real this time. And everyone wants a piece of the action: CNN, NBA, Sp

Tinder is secretly ranking how "desirable" you are
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Tinder secretly scores the "desirability" of every user, and it seemingly uses that score to match up people of similar "desirability," acco

Young People Used These Absurd Little Cards to Get Laid in the 19th Century
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Victorians loved to communicate via calling card. It was the proper, dignified way to communicate with other people. But wouldn’t you know,

Google Sucks at Naming Stuff
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PSA: Default Apps For Browser, Phone, SMS, And Assist Action Have Their ...
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An Open Letter To Motorola: Start Promising A Concrete Period Of Update ...
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Last week, Motorola announced its plans in regard to devices it would be upgrading to Android Marshmallow. Missing from that list were the 2

6 Ways That Magnets Are About to Change Our Lives
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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?
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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Google's opening, and long, Google I/O 2015 keynote was awfully boring.

Why Is It Called "Rebooting"?
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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