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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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Nice. 
BMW has put an all-electric, 40-ton truck into regular service on the streets of Germany. The European auto manufacturer partnered with logistics company SCHERM to deploy the vehicle in Munich,...
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How lovely. 
And that's not even the worst thing you've been bathing in.
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Are the “discounts” at luxury outlets a form of consumer fraud? http://qz.com/430680/are-the-discounts-at-luxury-outlets-a-form-of-consumer-fraud/
A California woman claims an artificial $120 original price "enticed" her at a Kors Outlet.
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Yep.
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 branding shell game?
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Oh my. 
“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on tel...
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It's no more scientifically valid than a BuzzFeed quiz.
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Dream phone. 
Following the huge success of the XKCD Phone 1 and XKCD Phone 2, Randall Munroe has announced the XKCD Phone 3.
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Interesting...
The sneaky designers at Beats by Dre employ a clever trick to make you think that the company’s plastic headphones are durable products worth the premium price.
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I don't know what this is, but it's funny. 
Stephen Elop is out at Microsoft. This isn't surprising news — his departure seemed all but assured once Satya Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer as CEO — but it does complete the strangest chapter in...
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Google's opening, and long, Google I/O 2015 keynote was awfully boring.
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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.” Why do we use the word reboot to mean “turn it off and on again”? It all goes back to tech history -- and to one of the most revolutionary aspects of these computing machines.
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The computer re-boots or "pulls itself up by its bootstraps," which refers to the code necessary to bring the system to a working state.  Because it's responsible for executing that code (and you're not doing something like dumping from a tape drive into memory).
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Ninety-five percent of college educated individuals read at a rate between 200-400 words per minute according to extensive research done by University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Dr. Keith Rayner. However, there exists a small, but rather vocal subset of people who insist that they can read several times faster than this using various speed reading techniques.
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The ASUS ZenFone 2 shouldn’t be six phones
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