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The well-versed expert
Written by: Jiří Vašek
Can't keep up with modern technology? Wondering
if you should buy a digital camera now, or wait a few months for the
next generation? Perhaps paradoxically, the internet can provide some
This site covers the whole spectrum of information technologies,
including mobile networks. Under the term "udělátka" you
will find the latest technological toys, but updated internet
news leads the way. Users can also find the best tariffs
for switched or fixed connections in this country, including
novelties planned by the GSM operators. Separate subsections,
such as hardware and software, are sufficiently informative,
and the link to Windows is interesting, as it reveals advice
and tricks for improving the operating system. A vast archive
of articles and an exchange with supply and demand of the
most varied technologies comes in handy, too.
The most-visited site for mobile phone technologies, from
A to Z. Four new, well-grounded articles are presented daily.
In addition to reviews, detailed evaluations, comparisons
of handsets in terms of parameters, options, and prices,
this site also has links to presentations by mobile manufacturers
and operators. Other hot sections include the advice column
and forum, downloadable manuals, and a dictionary with explanations
of specialized terms. If you register with MobilMania, you
will receive all the news from the field via e-mail.
One of the oldest news sites dealing with mobile communication,
and part of the www.iDnes web site alliance. Although colorful,
with high-quality photographs, it's aimed at the mainstream,
with a poor showing of specialized information. In addition
to tests, reviews, comparisons of individual handsets, and
tips about interesting novelties, this site devotes a surprising
amount of space to the operators and their press releases.
Each month 180,000 people visit this site devoted to market
research in electronics, such as DVD players and digital
cameras. Updated reviews dominate annotations of novelties
arranged according to date of release, and are well balanced
in terms of text and images. The site can also help you choose
a camera; all you have to do is enter the criteria of the
desired model into the table, and if you don't know it, you
can find out the basic groups of digital cameras and the
types of work they're suitable for. A dictionary of terms
will turn you into an expert in a few minutes.
Core content on this site includes original articles and
commentaries that supplement the information service. Additionally,
Lupa will advise you as to where and how to get your own
domain and how to set up a wireless connection using ISDN
technology. Of course you can find information on how to
create web presentations, and many addresses and ideas are
connected with web design, multimedia, programming, and hosting.
In the chat section internet professionals and enthusiasts
share their opinions, while the burial ground section holds
unsuccessful or out-dated projects.
Part of the financial web site penize.cz, offering an extensive
catalog of discount coupons. Once printed, you can use them at
the given shops or for certain services. In other countries, about
30% of internet users avail themselves of this system.
An online folder for digital photos you want to have printed. Just
fill in the questionnaire, and then send the data from your digital
camera. You can track your order over the net, and arrange delivery
by mail or courier.
This on-line recipe book offers 2,710 recipes for salads, dressings,
appetizers, and dishes made with milk or legumes, spreads, desserts,
etc. Many of the recipes come with photos, and the dictionary
of terms is also interesting.
A purely Czech search engine with an English-sounding name, which
not only offers search information but can also decline and conjugate
nouns and verbs, thanks to its unique linguistic module. The
database is updated daily.
|word of the month:
- Wireless communication is today's most frequently repeated catchword.
Bluetooth is leading the crowd of equipment that works together invisibly.
While mobile phones communicate via infraports, which require clear
line-of-sight paths, Bluetooth is transmitted through up to 10 meters
indirectly. This is made possible by a small chip that was cooperatively
developed by Ericsson, Toshiba, IBM, Nokia, and Intel. The chip allows
wireless communication between, say, a printer and a notebook, or
a hands-free earpiece and a mobile phone. Bluetooth is the most widely
used type, but the WiFi standard - considerably faster, but also
more expensive - is hot on its heels.