Mix N27

Any journalist who writes about technology knows that sometimes there are things that settle in a desk drawer forever, and you really need to write about them, then you should write about them, then it turns into “well, when- Someday I'll write about it." And the thing lies calmly further, covered with dust, moss, something else like that. Of course, I also have such things. True, I have a “Mixture” in order to tell at least in a few words about what nothing more will be said about.

For example, the game "Stalker: Clear Sky". I've been with Stalker for a long time, ever since the developers' plans, screenshots and so on were published in the wonderful dead magazine Game.exe, it was a very long time ago. There was a site with descriptions of enemies, weapons, artifacts, anomalies, and so on. And it was so great to dream about what an interesting game it would be. People wrote stories about "Stalkers" for free. This whole thing has been discussed on the forum. Release dates were postponed and postponed.

In the end, when it came time to buy the first "Stalker", I, of course, bought it. Of course, I installed it and played it. Of course, the difference between the imaginary game and what I wanted was so great that I uninstalled it that evening and presented the disk to kind people.

I wanted to write "Gambling" about "Clear Sky", spent five hundred rubles of my money on a disc, installed the game, played a couple of episodes, decided to call the article "Get lost, unclean!" and still write it, despite the urge to vomit. It is clear that I am not the target audience, because here you have to be sixteen years old to seriously imbue the idea of ​​​​a great stalker who is not irradiated, but his nervous system is slowly being destroyed. And for this you need to penetrate somewhere, fighting with two-dimensional creatures. This is exactly the impression that was created when a wild boar ran at me, straight back to the very first Wolf. Well, what can I say? If we talk about Russian games, then there are many titles that are such that you won’t come off. I will not list, you know. What I liked the most was what Nival did, without too much fanfare, slowly, carefully, they made great war strategies that you could play at night, but the most chic for me personally is the Silent Storm series, and if I were a multimillionaire, then I would order a re-release of the entire series with updated graphics. Yes, not everyone liked the turn-based combat, but there was, there was a magical charm in the “body kit” of the characters with weapons and supplies, and then starting a new level. And then the passage for the second time.The search for "Easter eggs": whoever played remembers how it was necessary to pervert in order to launch a robot on a secret level in "Sentinels". Or how to get a fighter named Shadow (that's what he seemed to be called) to your team. That was the game. It was possible to break buildings, it was possible to carefully think over the location of the team members, its composition - two quiet and accurate scouts, two attack aircraft, a doctor, an engineer with a machine gun. Oh, where are you, Silent Storm! Why have you been forgotten. Maybe fate will be favorable, and someone will continue the series? Although, I understand, there is no return to the old, what was, is gone. Yes, and Nival is not the same.

Speaking of games, by the way. I suppose it will be difficult with Igromania for the time being, all the very best titles will appear closer to the New Year, I won’t list it, I’d better say what I personally expect. What would you like to play and what would you like to write about. Of course, this is Red Alert. And Fallout 3. And Far Cry 2. And Gears of War 2. That's about it, although I'd love to know what you, the reader, are waiting for. Although the New Year holidays this year will not be as long as in the past, there will always be an hour “to play”, right?

Oh, I forgot to say, why did I not like Stalker, which is Clear Sky. Iron logic, uninteresting tasks, uninteresting monsters without charisma, crashes, glitches, appearance, and the fact that I paid five hundred rubles for a product that I would still bring and bring to at least some kind of mind. Brr.

And here is one more thing with which not everything is so simple. It is called Nokia 500 Auto Navigation. It turned out funny: I took the gadget back in the fall, it was in a large package. The package is large, because the set includes a powerful holder for a car, a case, a large instruction manual, a cable, a large charger, all sorts of films, fasteners and a bunch of other things. Here is a complete list of what is in the box:

  • Personal Navigation Device PD-14
  • Mobile Holder CR-91
  • Universal Mount HH-12
  • USB Data Cable DKE-2
  • Mobile Charger DC-1001 (USB connector)
  • Memory Card MU-36 (2 GB mini-SD)
  • Memory card adapter to full-size SD
  • Carrying cases
  • DVD-ROM with backup software and user guide
  • Quick Guide

And there was a big package in different places. I carefully rearranged it from place to place, afraid to step up. Then he pulled it out, loaded it, went with his wife to the country once, using the 500th. Then he removed it again. And this week I decided to finish the job, so the device simply does not turn on. Offended, apparently. Well, nothing, the loss is not so great, given the fact that the device will most likely not be sold in our country - it is expensive enough. Or some other reason, I don't know. Despite the short duration of use, I can tell something about the 500th. It is built on the basis of Win CE 5.0, it looks like a regular Nokia inside, all the same icons and so on, the display is touch-sensitive, the diagonal is 4.3 inches, I would not say that the display is just beautiful - grainy enough. You can watch photos by downloading them to a memory card, but this gives little pleasure. By the way, you can also watch videos, but with the same success, I didn’t really like this business. What is the point? The bottom line is that when Nokia is connected to this device, all contacts get into it, you can dial numbers, make calls, that is, Nokia 500 also acts as a speakerphone, in addition to the main task. And the main task is, of course, navigation. Nokia Maps is used, the chip is SiRFStar III, it quickly finds a satellite, shows the way, and so on, everything is typical for a paid phone version, tips, information about objects, and so on. I will give the specifications separately:

  • 2D and 3D views
  • day/night view
  • turn-by-turn instructions including street names (Text-to-Speech; availability may vary by language)
  • split screen with map and trip information (next turn information, current speed, estimated arrival time and distance to destination). Trip information visible in all applications.
  • auto-zoom into road crossings / junctions
  • dynamic navigation via TMC (availability may vary by region)

The memory card slot supports SDHC, which is interesting in the sense that the 500th has an FM transmitter, you can transfer music to the car system, the quality, by the way, seemed quite acceptable to me. ጃክሮስ ሰርቢስ ቤት ያለው ቦታ In general, what happens? It turns out an extremely curious thing that can do a bunch of all sorts of useful things for the owner of a Nokia phone, I would recommend using the 500th with it. It is unlikely that anyone will use the device as a multimedia center, but in a car, when you can watch the road, make calls, and listen to music, it is very interesting. The only thing that I personally didn’t really like was the speed, somehow the navigation through the menu is not very fast, and other things. Well, the price: in the English branded chain store, the little thing costs 239 pounds, I’m even afraid to imagine how much they will ask us. Although I cannot help but note: although I did not pay due attention to the Nokia 500, this thing is very worthy and useful, I liked it. The wife, however, still remained faithful to the navigator of another brand, but this is not the point.

Something like this. Two things that I wanted to talk about in detail, but for various reasons I tell about them here. Perhaps it's for the best. Now let's talk about Sony. Often it turns out that I write something boring about players or laptops, or something else. But this time I want to praise Sony. It seems that quite recently there was an announcement of new laptops, and then I went to SonyStyle - here they are, standing, dear. And new Z, and new FW. In addition, I noticed an extraordinary thing with accessories for MP3 players - there are a lot of them. A lot of covers, I even saw a charger, there are small SRS speakers and so on; heaven and earth compared to last year, when only players were on sale and that's it. Meanwhile, letters from readers asking for help ("sell the cable!", "donate the cable!", "where to find the cable!") continue to arrive. I think very soon the problem will disappear by itself, like a bad dream.

I can't help but tell my impressions of a superficial examination of the FW and Z series laptops. You know, last year somehow passed under the banner of a more mundane design, let's say the absolute record holder in this regard is the FZ series, which was similar to the Vaio only "by the edge of the ear." Now you can see a return to the roots - the cunning forms of FW do not look like anything at all, just space (I'm talking about a protruding backlit loop and the part of the case where the keyboard is located).Neat, clear keyboards with separated keys, rough, hand-cooling surfaces, branded buttons and other switches, corrugation and perforation - the machines look hypnotic. If, apart from them, one can still say that, de, again we are asked to pay for the design, then close up this sentence turns into a strangled “oh-oh-oh-oh!”. I exaggerate, of course, but the impression is something like this. I would like to use these laptops, especially the Z-series, but, alas, the dealership does not issue items for the period that we need (two weeks to test a laptop is just nothing). I hope that there is a journalist who used SZ for at least a year and switched to Z.

I bow out for this. Oops, I forgot something. I came up with a competition here, if it tramples, we will generally hold it all the time. It's called Guess the Button. The photo shows a phone button. This phone is in reviews. You just have to look carefully. Whoever finds it first will get an Iqua BHS-333 Bluetooth headset. You will need to pick up the device in the editorial office, alas, we cannot send this product anywhere. You can find out that the contest has ended in the discussion thread of this article in the forum. In which case I will open it myself. At the same time, I’ll tell you where this button comes from.

Mix N27

Any journalist who writes about technology knows that sometimes there are things that settle in a desk drawer forever, and you really need to write about them, then you should write about them, then it turns into “well, when- Someday I'll write about it." And the thing lies calmly further, covered with dust, moss, something else like that. Of course, I also have such things. True, I have a “Mixture” in order to tell at least in a few words about what nothing more will be said about.

For example, the game "Stalker: Clear Sky". I've been with Stalker for a long time, ever since the developers' plans, screenshots and so on were published in the wonderful dead magazine Game.exe, it was a very long time ago. There was a site with descriptions of enemies, weapons, artifacts, anomalies, and so on. And it was so great to dream about what an interesting game it would be. People wrote stories about "Stalkers" for free. This whole thing has been discussed on the forum. Release dates were postponed and postponed.

In the end, when it came time to buy the first "Stalker", I, of course, bought it. Of course, I installed it and played it. Of course, the difference between the imaginary game and what I wanted was so great that I uninstalled it that evening and presented the disk to kind people.

I wanted to write "Gambling" about "Clear Sky", spent five hundred rubles of my money on a disc, installed the game, played a couple of episodes, decided to call the article "Get lost, unclean!" and still write it, despite the urge to vomit. It is clear that I am not the target audience, because here you have to be sixteen years old to seriously imbue the idea of ​​​​a great stalker who is not irradiated, but his nervous system is slowly being destroyed. And for this you need to penetrate somewhere, fighting with two-dimensional creatures. This is exactly the impression that was created when a wild boar ran at me, straight back to the very first Wolf. Well, what can I say? If we talk about Russian games, then there are many titles that are such that you won’t come off. I will not list, you know.What I liked the most was what Nival did, without too much fanfare, slowly, carefully, they made great war strategies that you could play at night, but the most chic for me personally is the Silent Storm series, and if I were a multimillionaire, then I would order a re-release of the entire series with updated graphics. Yes, not everyone liked the turn-based combat, but there was, there was a magical charm in the “body kit” of the characters with weapons and supplies, and then starting a new level. And then the passage for the second time. The search for "Easter eggs": whoever played remembers how it was necessary to pervert in order to launch a robot on a secret level in "Sentinels". Or how to get a fighter named Shadow (that's what he seemed to be called) to your team. That was the game. It was possible to break buildings, it was possible to carefully think over the location of the team members, its composition - two quiet and accurate scouts, two attack aircraft, a doctor, an engineer with a machine gun. Oh, where are you, Silent Storm! Why have you been forgotten. Maybe fate will be favorable, and someone will continue the series? Although, I understand, there is no return to the old, what was, is gone. Yes, and Nival is not the same.

Speaking of games, by the way. I suppose it will be difficult with Igromania for the time being, all the very best titles will appear closer to the New Year, I won’t list it, I’d better say what I personally expect. What would you like to play and what would you like to write about. Of course, this is Red Alert. And Fallout 3. And Far Cry 2. And Gears of War 2. I guess that's all, although I'd love to know what you, the reader, are waiting for. Although the New Year holidays this year will not be as long as in the past, there will always be an hour “to play”, right?

Oh, I forgot to say, why did I not like Stalker, which is Clear Sky. Iron logic, uninteresting tasks, uninteresting monsters without charisma, crashes, glitches, appearance, and the fact that I paid five hundred rubles for a product that I would still bring and bring to at least some kind of mind. Brr.

And here is another thing that is not so simple. It is called Nokia 500 Auto Navigation. It turned out funny: I took the gadget back in the fall, it was in a large package. The package is large, because the set includes a powerful holder for a car, a case, a large instruction manual, a cable, a large charger, all sorts of films, fasteners and a bunch of other things. Here is a complete list of what is in the box:

  • Personal Navigation Device PD-14
  • Mobile Holder CR-91
  • Universal Mount HH-12
  • USB Data Cable DKE-2
  • Mobile Charger DC-1001 (USB connector)
  • Memory Card MU-36 (2 GB mini-SD)
  • Memory card adapter to full-size SD
  • Carrying cases
  • DVD-ROM with backup software and user guide
  • Quick Guide

And there was a big package in different places. I carefully rearranged it from place to place, afraid to step up. Then he pulled it out, loaded it, went with his wife to the country once, using the 500th. Then he removed it again. And this week I decided to finish the job, so the device simply does not turn on. Offended, apparently. Well, nothing, the loss is not so great, given the fact that the device will most likely not be sold in our country - it is expensive enough. Or some other reason, I don't know. Despite the short duration of use, I can tell something about the 500th. It is built on the basis of Win CE 5.0, it looks like a regular Nokia inside, all the same icons and so on, the display is touch-sensitive, the diagonal is 4.3 inches, I would not say that the display is just beautiful - grainy enough. You can watch photos by downloading them to a memory card, but this gives little pleasure. By the way, you can also watch videos, but with the same success, I didn’t really like this business. What is the point? The bottom line is that when Nokia is connected to this device, all contacts get into it, you can dial numbers, make calls, that is, Nokia 500 also acts as a speakerphone, in addition to the main task. And the main task is, of course, navigation. Nokia Maps is used, the chip is SiRFStar III, it quickly finds a satellite, shows the way, and so on, everything is typical for a paid phone version, tips, information about objects, and so on. I will give the specifications separately:

  • 2D and 3D views
  • day/night view
  • turn-by-turn instructions including street names (Text-to-Speech; availability may vary by language)
  • split screen with map and trip information (next turn information, current speed, estimated arrival time and distance to destination). Trip information visible in all applications.
  • auto-zoom into road crossings / junctions
  • dynamic navigation via TMC (availability may vary by region)

The memory card slot supports SDHC, which is interesting in the sense that the 500th has an FM transmitter, you can transfer music to the car system, the quality, by the way, seemed quite acceptable to me. ጃክሮስ ሰርቢስ ቤት ያለው ቦታ In general, what happens? It turns out an extremely curious thing that can do a bunch of all sorts of useful things for the owner of a Nokia phone, I would recommend using the 500th with it. It is unlikely that anyone will use the device as a multimedia center, but in a car, when you can watch the road, make calls, and listen to music, it is very interesting. The only thing that I personally didn’t really like was the speed, somehow the navigation through the menu is not very fast, and other things. Well, the price: in the English branded chain store, the little thing costs 239 pounds, I’m even afraid to imagine how much they will ask us. Although I cannot help but note: although I did not pay due attention to the Nokia 500, this thing is very worthy and useful, I liked it. The wife, however, still remained faithful to the navigator of another brand, but this is not the point.

Something like this. Two things that I wanted to talk about in detail, but for various reasons I tell about them here. Perhaps it's for the best. Now let's talk about Sony. Often it turns out that I write something boring about players or laptops, or something else. But this time I want to praise Sony. It seems that quite recently there was an announcement of new laptops, and then I went to SonyStyle - here they are, standing, dear. And new Z, and new FW. In addition, I noticed an extraordinary thing with accessories for MP3 players - there are a lot of them. A lot of cases, I even saw a charger, there are small SRS speakers and so on; heaven and earth compared to last year, when only players were on sale and that's it. Meanwhile, letters from readers asking for help ("sell the cable!", "donate the cable!", "where to find the cable!") continue to arrive. I think very soon the problem will disappear by itself, like a bad dream.

I can't help but tell my impressions of a superficial examination of the FW and Z series laptops. You know, last year somehow passed under the banner of a more mundane design, let's say the absolute record holder in this regard is the FZ series, which was similar to the Vaio only "by the edge of the ear." Now you can see a return to the roots - the cunning forms of FW do not look like anything at all, just space (I'm talking about a protruding backlit loop and the part of the case where the keyboard is located).Neat, clear keyboards with separated keys, rough, hand-cooling surfaces, branded buttons and other switches, corrugation and perforation - the machines look hypnotic. If, apart from them, one can still say that, de, again we are asked to pay for the design, then close up this sentence turns into a strangled “oh-oh-oh-oh!”. I exaggerate, of course, but the impression is something like this. I would like to use these laptops, especially the Z-series, but, alas, the dealership does not issue items for the period that we need (two weeks to test a laptop is just nothing). I hope that there is a journalist who used SZ for at least a year and switched to Z.

I bow out for this. Oops, I forgot something. I came up with a competition here, if it tramples, we will generally hold it all the time. It's called Guess the Button. The photo shows a phone button. This phone is in reviews. You just have to look carefully. Whoever finds it first will get an Iqua BHS-333 Bluetooth headset. You will need to pick up the device in the editorial office, alas, we cannot send this product anywhere. You can find out that the contest has ended in the discussion thread of this article in the forum. In which case I will open it myself. At the same time, I’ll tell you where this button comes from.

Mix N27

Any journalist who writes about technology knows that sometimes there are things that settle in a desk drawer forever, and you really need to write about them, then you should write about them, then it turns into “well, when- Someday I'll write about it." And the thing lies calmly further, covered with dust, moss, something else like that. Of course, I also have such things. True, I have a “Mixture” in order to tell at least in a few words about what nothing more will be said about.

For example, the game "Stalker: Clear Sky". I've been with Stalker for a long time, ever since the developers' plans, screenshots and so on were published in the wonderful dead magazine Game.exe, it was a very long time ago. There was a site with descriptions of enemies, weapons, artifacts, anomalies, and so on. And it was so great to dream about what an interesting game it would be. People wrote stories about "Stalkers" for free. All this business was discussed at a forum. Release dates were postponed and postponed.

In the end, when it came time to buy the first "Stalker", I, of course, bought it. Of course, I installed it and played with it. Of course, the difference between the imaginary game and what I wanted was so great that I uninstalled it that evening and presented the disk to kind people.

I wanted to write "Gambling" about "Clear Sky", spent five hundred rubles of my money on a disc, installed the game, played a couple of episodes, decided to call the article "Get lost, unclean!" and still write it, despite the urge to vomit. It is clear that I am not the target audience, because here you have to be sixteen years old to seriously imbue the idea of ​​​​a great stalker who is not irradiated, but his nervous system is slowly being destroyed. And for this you need to penetrate somewhere, fighting with two-dimensional creatures. This is exactly the impression that was created when a wild boar ran at me, straight back to the very first Wolf. Well, what can I say? If we talk about Russian games, then there are many titles that are such that you won’t come off. I will not list, you know.What I liked the most was what Nival did, without too much fanfare, slowly, carefully, they made great war strategies that you could play at night, but the most chic for me personally is the Silent Storm series, and if I were a multimillionaire, then I would order a re-release of the entire series with updated graphics. Yes, not everyone liked the turn-based combat, but there was, there was a magical charm in the “body kit” of the characters with weapons and supplies, and then starting a new level. And then the passage for the second time. The search for "Easter eggs": whoever played remembers how it was necessary to pervert in order to launch a robot on a secret level in "Sentinels". Or how to get a fighter named Shadow (that's what he seemed to be called) to your team. That was the game. It was possible to break buildings, it was possible to carefully think over the location of the team members, its composition - two quiet and accurate scouts, two attack aircraft, a doctor, an engineer with a machine gun. Oh, where are you, Silent Storm! Why have you been forgotten. Maybe fate will be favorable, and someone will continue the series? Although, I understand, there is no return to the old, what was, is gone. Yes, and Nival is not the same.

Speaking of games, by the way. I suppose it will be difficult with Igromania for the time being, all the very best titles will appear closer to the New Year, I won’t list it, I’d better say what I personally expect. What would you like to play and what would you like to write about. Of course, this is Red Alert. And Fallout 3. And Far Cry 2. And Gears of War 2. That's about it, although I'd love to know what you, the reader, are waiting for. Although the New Year holidays this year will not be as long as in the past, there will always be an hour “to play”, right?

Oh, I forgot to say, why did I not like Stalker, which is Clear Sky. Iron logic, uninteresting tasks, uninteresting monsters without charisma, crashes, glitches, appearance, and the fact that I paid five hundred rubles for a product that I would still bring and bring to at least some kind of mind. Brr.

And here is one more thing with which not everything is so simple. It is called Nokia 500 Auto Navigation. It turned out funny: I took the gadget back in the fall, it was in a large package. The package is large, because the set includes a powerful holder for a car, a case, a large instruction manual, a cable, a large charger, all sorts of films, fasteners and a bunch of other things. Here is a complete list of what is in the box:

  • Personal Navigation Device PD-14
  • Mobile Holder CR-91
  • Universal Mount HH-12
  • USB Data Cable DKE-2
  • Mobile Charger DC-1001 (USB connector)
  • Memory Card MU-36 (2 GB mini-SD)
  • Memory card adapter to full-size SD
  • Carrying cases
  • DVD-ROM with backup software and user guide
  • Quick Guide

And there was a big package in different places. I carefully rearranged it from place to place, afraid to step up. Then he pulled it out, loaded it, went with his wife to the country once, using the 500th. Then he removed it again. And this week I decided to finish the job, so the device simply does not turn on. Offended, apparently. Well, nothing, the loss is not so great, given the fact that the device will most likely not be sold in our country - it is expensive enough. Or some other reason, I don't know. Despite the short duration of use, I can tell something about the 500th. It is built on the basis of Win CE 5.0, it looks like a regular Nokia inside, all the same icons and so on, the display is touch-sensitive, the diagonal is 4.3 inches, I would not say that the display is just beautiful - grainy enough. You can watch photos by downloading them to a memory card, but this gives little pleasure. By the way, you can also watch videos, but with the same success, I didn’t really like this business. What is the point? The bottom line is that when Nokia is connected to this device, all contacts get into it, you can dial numbers, make calls, that is, Nokia 500 also acts as a speakerphone, in addition to the main task. And the main task is, of course, navigation. Nokia Maps is used, the chip is SiRFStar III, it quickly finds a satellite, shows the way, and so on, everything is typical for a paid phone version, tips, information about objects, and so on. I will give the specifications separately:

  • 2D and 3D views
  • day/night view
  • turn-by-turn instructions including street names (Text-to-Speech; availability may vary by language)
  • split screen with map and trip information (next turn information, current speed, estimated arrival time and distance to destination). Trip information visible in all applications.
  • auto-zoom into road crossings / junctions
  • dynamic navigation via TMC (availability may vary by region)

The memory card slot supports SDHC, which is interesting in the sense that the 500th has an FM transmitter, you can transfer music to the car system, the quality, by the way, seemed quite acceptable to me. ጃክሮስ ሰርቢስ ቤት ያለው ቦታ In general, what happens? It turns out an extremely curious thing that can do a bunch of all sorts of useful things for the owner of a Nokia phone, I would recommend using the 500th with it. It is unlikely that anyone will use the device as a multimedia center, but in a car, when you can watch the road, make calls, and listen to music, it is very interesting. The only thing that I personally didn’t really like was the speed, somehow the navigation through the menu is not very fast, and other things. Well, the price: in the English branded chain store, the little thing costs 239 pounds, I’m even afraid to imagine how much they will ask us. Although I cannot help but note: although I did not pay due attention to the Nokia 500, this thing is very worthy and useful, I liked it. The wife, however, still remained faithful to the navigator of another brand, but this is not the point.

Something like this. Two things that I wanted to talk about in detail, but for various reasons I tell about them here. Perhaps it's for the best. Now let's talk about Sony. Often it turns out that I write something boring about players or laptops, or something else. But this time I want to praise Sony. It seems that quite recently there was an announcement of new laptops, and then I went to SonyStyle - here they are, standing, dear. And new Z, and new FW. In addition, I noticed an extraordinary thing with accessories for MP3 players - there are a lot of them. A lot of covers, I even saw a charger, there are small SRS speakers and so on; heaven and earth compared to last year, when only players were on sale and that's it. Meanwhile, letters from readers asking for help ("sell the cable!", "donate the cable!", "where to find the cable!") continue to arrive. I think very soon the problem will disappear by itself, like a bad dream.

I can't help but tell my impressions of a superficial examination of the FW and Z series laptops. You know, last year somehow passed under the banner of a more mundane design, let's say the absolute record holder in this regard is the FZ series, which was similar to the Vaio only "by the edge of the ear." Now you can see a return to the roots - the cunning forms of FW do not look like anything at all, just space (I'm talking about a protruding backlit loop and the part of the case where the keyboard is located).Neat, clear keyboards with separated keys, rough, hand-cooling surfaces, branded buttons and other switches, corrugation and perforation - the machines look hypnotic. If, apart from them, one can still say that, de, again we are asked to pay for the design, then close up this sentence turns into a strangled “oh-oh-oh-oh!”. I exaggerate, of course, but the impression is something like this. I would like to use these laptops, especially the Z-series, but, alas, the dealership does not issue items for the period that we need (two weeks to test a laptop is just nothing). I hope that there is a journalist who used SZ for at least a year and switched to Z.

I bow out for this. Oops, I forgot something. I came up with a competition here, if it tramples, we will generally hold it all the time. It's called Guess the Button. The photo shows a phone button. This phone is in reviews. You just have to look carefully. Whoever finds it first will get an Iqua BHS-333 Bluetooth headset. You will need to pick up the device in the editorial office, alas, we cannot send this product anywhere. You can find out that the contest has ended in the discussion thread of this article in the forum. In which case I will open it myself. At the same time, I’ll tell you where this button comes from.

Mix N27

Any journalist who writes about technology knows that sometimes there are things that settle in a desk drawer forever, and you really need to write about them, then you should write about them, then it turns into “well, when- Someday I'll write about it." And the thing lies calmly further, covered with dust, moss, something else like that. Of course, I also have such things. True, I have a “Mixture” in order to tell at least in a few words about what nothing more will be said about.

For example, the game "Stalker: Clear Sky". I've been with Stalker for a long time, ever since the developers' plans, screenshots and so on were published in the wonderful dead magazine Game.exe, it was a very long time ago. There was a site with descriptions of enemies, weapons, artifacts, anomalies, and so on. And it was so great to dream about what an interesting game it would be. People wrote stories about "Stalkers" for free. This whole thing has been discussed on the forum. Release dates were postponed and postponed.

In the end, when it came time to buy the first "Stalker", I, of course, bought it. Of course, I installed it and played it. Of course, the difference between the imaginary game and what I wanted was so great that I uninstalled it that evening and presented the disk to kind people.

I wanted to write "Gambling" about "Clear Sky", spent five hundred rubles of my money on a disc, installed the game, played a couple of episodes, decided to call the article "Get lost, unclean!" and still write it, despite the urge to vomit. It is clear that I am not the target audience, because here you have to be sixteen years old to seriously imbue the idea of ​​​​a great stalker who is not irradiated, but his nervous system is slowly being destroyed. And for this you need to penetrate somewhere, fighting with two-dimensional creatures. This is exactly the impression that was created when a wild boar ran at me, straight back to the very first Wolf. Well, what can I say? If we talk about Russian games, then there are many titles that are such that you won’t come off. I will not list, you know.What I liked the most was what Nival did, without too much fanfare, slowly, carefully, they made great war strategies that you could play at night, but the most chic for me personally is the Silent Storm series, and if I were a multimillionaire, then I would order a re-release of the entire series with updated graphics. Yes, not everyone liked the turn-based combat, but there was, there was a magical charm in the “body kit” of the characters with weapons and supplies, and then starting a new level. And then the passage for the second time. The search for "Easter eggs": whoever played remembers how it was necessary to pervert in order to launch a robot on a secret level in "Sentinels". Or how to get a fighter named Shadow (that's what he seemed to be called) to your team. That was the game. It was possible to break buildings, it was possible to carefully think over the location of the team members, its composition - two quiet and accurate scouts, two attack aircraft, a doctor, an engineer with a machine gun. Oh, where are you, Silent Storm! Why have you been forgotten. Maybe fate will be favorable, and someone will continue the series? Although, I understand, there is no return to the old, what was, is gone. Yes, and Nival is not the same.

Speaking of games, by the way. I suppose it will be difficult with Igromania for the time being, all the very best titles will appear closer to the New Year, I won’t list it, I’d better say what I personally expect. What would you like to play and what would you like to write about. Of course, this is Red Alert. And Fallout 3. And Far Cry 2. And Gears of War 2. That's about it, although I'd love to know what you, the reader, are waiting for. Although the New Year holidays this year will not be as long as in the past, there will always be an hour “to play”, right?

Oh, I forgot to say, why did I not like Stalker, which is Clear Sky. Iron logic, uninteresting tasks, uninteresting monsters without charisma, crashes, glitches, appearance, and the fact that I paid five hundred rubles for a product that I would still bring and bring to at least some kind of mind. Brr.

And here is one more thing with which not everything is so simple. It is called Nokia 500 Auto Navigation. It turned out funny: I took the gadget back in the fall, it was in a large package. The package is large, because the set includes a powerful holder for a car, a case, a large instruction manual, a cable, a large charger, all sorts of films, fasteners and a bunch of other things. Here is a complete list of what is in the box:

  • Personal Navigation Device PD-14
  • Mobile Holder CR-91
  • Universal Mount HH-12
  • USB Data Cable DKE-2
  • Mobile Charger DC-1001 (USB connector)
  • Memory Card MU-36 (2 GB mini-SD)
  • Memory card adapter to full-size SD
  • Carrying cases
  • DVD-ROM with backup software and user guide
  • Quick Guide

And there was a big package in different places. I carefully rearranged it from place to place, afraid to step up. Then he pulled it out, loaded it, went with his wife to the country once, using the 500th. Then he removed it again. And this week I decided to finish the job, so the device simply does not turn on. Offended, apparently. Well, nothing, the loss is not so great, given the fact that the device will most likely not be sold in our country - it is expensive enough. Or some other reason, I don't know. Despite the short duration of use, I can tell something about the 500th. It is built on the basis of Win CE 5.0, it looks like a regular Nokia inside, all the same icons and so on, the display is touch-sensitive, the diagonal is 4.3 inches, I would not say that the display is just beautiful - grainy enough. You can watch photos by downloading them to a memory card, but this gives little pleasure. By the way, you can also watch videos, but with the same success, I didn’t really like this business. What is the point? The bottom line is that when Nokia is connected to this device, all contacts get into it, you can dial numbers, make calls, that is, Nokia 500 also acts as a speakerphone, in addition to the main task. And the main task is, of course, navigation. Nokia Maps is used, the chip is SiRFStar III, it quickly finds a satellite, shows the way, and so on, everything is typical for a paid phone version, tips, information about objects, and so on. I will give the specifications separately:

  • 2D and 3D views
  • day/night view
  • turn-by-turn instructions including street names (Text-to-Speech; availability may vary by language)
  • split screen with map and trip information (next turn information, current speed, estimated arrival time and distance to destination). Trip information visible in all applications.
  • auto-zoom into road crossings / junctions
  • dynamic navigation via TMC (availability may vary by region)

The memory card slot supports SDHC, which is interesting in the sense that the 500th has an FM transmitter, you can transfer music to the car system, the quality, by the way, seemed quite acceptable to me. ጃክሮስ ሰርቢስ ቤት ያለው ቦታ What do you get? It turns out an extremely curious thing that can do a bunch of all sorts of useful things for the owner of a Nokia phone, I would recommend using the 500th with it. It is unlikely that anyone will use the device as a multimedia center, but in a car, when you can watch the road, make calls, and listen to music, it is very interesting. The only thing that I personally didn’t really like was the speed, somehow the navigation through the menu is not very fast, and other things. Well, the price: in the English branded chain store, the little thing costs 239 pounds, I’m even afraid to imagine how much they will ask us. Although I cannot help but note: although I did not pay due attention to the Nokia 500, this thing is very worthy and useful, I liked it. The wife, however, still remained faithful to the navigator of another brand, but this is not the point.

The memory card slot supports SDHC, which is interesting in the sense that the 500th has an FM transmitter, you can transfer music to the car system, the quality, by the way, seemed quite acceptable to me. ጃክሮስ ሰርቢስ ቤት ያለው ቦታ ጃክሮስ ሰርቢስ ቤት ያለው ቦታ In general, what happens? It turns out an extremely curious thing that can do a bunch of all sorts of useful things for the owner of a Nokia phone, I would recommend using the 500th with it. It is unlikely that anyone will use the device as a multimedia center, but in a car, when you can watch the road, make calls, and listen to music, it is very interesting. The only thing that I personally didn’t really like was the speed, somehow the navigation through the menu is not very fast, and other things. Well, the price: in the English branded chain store, the little thing costs 239 pounds, I’m even afraid to imagine how much they will ask us. Although I cannot help but note: although I did not pay due attention to the Nokia 500, this thing is very worthy and useful, I liked it. The wife, however, still remained faithful to the navigator of another brand, but this is not the point.

Something like this. Two things that I wanted to talk about in detail, but for various reasons I tell about them here. Perhaps it's for the best. Now let's talk about Sony. Often it turns out that I write something boring about players or laptops, or something else. But this time I want to praise Sony. It seems that quite recently there was an announcement of new laptops, and then I went to SonyStyle - here they are, standing, dear. And new Z, and new FW. In addition, I noticed an extraordinary thing with accessories for MP3 players - there are a lot of them. A lot of cases, I even saw a charger, there are small SRS speakers and so on; heaven and earth compared to last year, when only players were on sale and that's it. Meanwhile, letters from readers asking for help ("sell the cable!", "donate the cable!", "where to find the cable!") continue to arrive. I think very soon the problem will disappear by itself, like a bad dream.

I can't help but tell my impressions of a superficial examination of the FW and Z series laptops. You know, last year somehow passed under the banner of a more mundane design, let's say the absolute record holder in this regard is the FZ series, which was similar to the Vaio only "by the edge of the ear." Now you can see a return to the roots - the cunning forms of FW do not look like anything at all, just space (I'm talking about a protruding backlit loop and the part of the case where the keyboard is located). Neat, clear keyboards with separated keys, rough, hand-cooling surfaces, branded buttons and other switches, corrugation and perforation - the machines look hypnotic.If, apart from them, one can still say that, de, again we are asked to pay for the design, then close up this sentence turns into a strangled “oh-oh-oh-oh!”. I exaggerate, of course, but the impression is something like this. I would like to use these laptops, especially the Z-series, but, alas, the dealership does not issue items for the period that we need (two weeks to test a laptop is just nothing). I hope that there is a journalist who used SZ for at least a year and switched to Z.

I bow out for this. Oops, I forgot something. I came up with a competition here, if it tramples, we will generally hold it all the time. It's called Guess the Button. The photo shows a phone button. This phone is in reviews. You just have to look carefully. Whoever finds it first will get an Iqua BHS-333 Bluetooth headset. You will need to pick up the device in the editorial office, alas, we cannot send this product anywhere. You can find out that the contest has ended in the discussion thread of this article in the forum. In which case I will open it myself. At the same time, I’ll tell you where this button comes from.