My reading summary for 2017 (with recommendations)

My reading summary for 2017 (with recommendations)

TL;DR No TL;DR today :) You either are interested in the recommendations or not really. I've promised not to make a typical year's summary, but I thought you guys may be interested in some book recommendations - frankly speaking I'm very happy with my book selection last year as it has turned out to be near to optimal: there were just few books I didn't rate positively & very few ones I didn't finish (just 2: "In Search of Certainty", "Hombres Buenos"). It may be a bit suprising, but ... there are no purely technical books…

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Best books I've read in 2016

Best books I've read in 2016

Libromancer. Serial reader. Page devourer. Lego ergo sum. Yupp, I love reading & I there's no point in denying. In my case reading doesn't mean just grabbing whatever lies within reach - I'm very picky (& proud of that), so there's always a thorough pre-selection & research ritual involved :). Finishing a book ain't that simple either - I catalog bookmarks, excerpts, notes (for future reference) & ALWAYS write a book review (on Goodreads). This last thing is quite important, because learning something from a book is great, but sharing it with others who may be also interested is far, far…

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Androids on steroids: joint Lollipop + Wear review - part II

Part I can be found here. The CLOCK If you ask me, Moto 360 is by FAR the best looking wearable tech clock present on the market today. This was my impression when I saw first photos, release videos by Motorola have convinced me even more & when I got the item on my wrist, there could be no doubt anymore - it looks as good live as it did on pictures. PROS high quality of materials & high precision of production awesome display universal, minimalistic design satisfactory battery life (easily enough for 1 day) replaceable straps connector-less charging (you…

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Androids on steroids: joint Lollipop + Wear review - part I

I took my time, but I didn't want to rush things too much: reviewing OSes takes some time & it's quite easy to state a premature opinion that may not reflect the reality. Anyway, I'M READY to share with you my opinion on two latest Google's OSes: Android 5.0 (Lollipop) - phone version Android Wear I've used them both altogether on paired devices, so this review will cover this integration & synergy between devices as well. Let's rumble. Toys Google Nexus 5 & Motorola Moto 360. I have N5 for almost a year & it's clearly the best phone…

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Yes, I've got another Kindle... Fire HDX 7 Review

Approx. 2 months ago I’ve received a new Kindle. Yes, again. And it was not because I am unhappy with my Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Gen (it’s awesome), but because I wanted 7 inch tablet (with nice storage capacity) to read non-mobi content and HDX 7’s value-to-price ratio seemed pretty amazing. Two months have passed, so I feel like I’m ready to share some thoughts about it. Kindle Fire HDX 7 as an e-book reader It does its job very well - of course keeping in mind that it’s not an…

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