Category: Special Article

Guru99 Tutorials

Guru99 is a tutorial site featuring many information technology and programming courses and videos. The site bills itself as a free education hub that strives to make learning free. The lower the barrier to learning. I was contacted by the people behind Guru99 and decided to have a look. The site is well organized into categories with a big presence...

John Wick 2 Brief Thoughts

The shootout scenes in the second chapter of John Wick, aka John Wick 2, border on the absurd, even by Hollywood standards. The way Keanu Reeves kills those after him in the Roman catacombs and elsewhere makes a Steven Seagal action and survival sequence seem believable. Of course Wick is wearing an especially ordered outfit made specifically for a gun...

Five Amazing Space & Astronomy Facts

The Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes launched in 1977 are still calling home. Carrying only cassette tapes and 256KB of memory the two probes have entered the interstellar space – the region beyond our solar system – their weak signal send temperature and other information back to earth. Gravitational waves are ripples in the structure of space that...

Linux Not (Never?) Ready For The Desktop

The idea that Linux is to be an alternative to Windows for the desktop is mentioned every so often. It is said that an average user can cut ties with Microsoft for good and plunge into the world of Linux at home. This has been the subject of 1000s of articles and tutorials. Times have changed and it is of...

End Of An Era: Winamp Shutting Down

One of the must downloads of the early days of the internet, Winamp, is shutting down. End of an era for sure. Personally remember the Windows 98 days of using it and downloading sometimes ugly skins to go with it, it lost its way when it was bought by AOL and became less and less relevant as we entered the...

Nexus 5 Unboxing

The Nexus 5 is here. One of the most anticipated phones of the year. Some of its specs and a quick unboxing below. Android 4.4 KitKat Snapdragon 800, 2.26GHz processor 2GB RAM Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 2G/3G/4G LTE 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm 4.59 ounces (130g) 4.95” 1920×1080 display (445 ppi) 1.3MP front facing camera 8MP rear facing camera with...

PearlMountain Valentine’s Day Promotion

PearlMountain have previously offered giveaways for many of their software here on RGdot. They have a promotion to celebrate Valentine’s Day and asked if I could mention it here: To celebrate the world’s most romantic Valentine’s Day, we’d love to offer ColageIt Pro on Windows and Mac, originally priced at $ 29.90, at 50% off. Besides, anyone buying CollageIt Pro...

Tooth Tunes

Most Bizarre Products Of The Year

Watching TV two items or products have attracted my attention, and not really in a good way. These two items that became available for sale in 2012 surely are some of the most bizarre ever. They are Tooth Tunes and WaxVac. They market themselves as the only toothbrush with music in your mouth technology and the safe & effective way...

(Poll) To review or not to review

I have been contemplating the amount of time and energy it takes to properly review or write about software on a consistent schedule. Please consider voting below and leave a comment too! (* The 4th option might make the site more manageable time-wise.)