Friday, November 22, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Toward the back of 2008, in a little Cambodian town named Phnom Penh (No idea of the pronunciation) a couple separated following an eighteen -year matrimony. Nothing interesting in that, you may think, but it’s the way in which they did it that had net forums busy.
They reduce their bloody house in half. Seriously, you are able to look it up. We will wait here…
Found it? Mental, right? Now, far be it from us to support our entire sales pitch on an editorial we found on the internet at Cracked.com, nevertheless it actually got us thinking. It got us thinking that if they had a working laptop or computer, say, with all their private files (business, tunes, pictures and etc) then it might have been cut in half too.
Aside from the storage space that hard drives free up, which is probably a hard drives greatest features, hard drives will back up and keep safe all data you have to store. So, whilst the couple’s DVDs were probably a complete catastrophe (I can imagine the husband virulently shouting “What the hell am I gonna do with a partial a copy of ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, you b*tch!?”) the downloaded Seinfeld episodes on his hard drives would probably have escaped detection.
hard drives back stuff up. hard drives keep things secure. hard drives are convenient and fitting, but most of all, they’re notoriously difficult to saw through, mainly if you’ve just taken a hedge trimmer to a coffee table.
A Quandary Halved: Why Hard Drives Are Useful; A superb Example
Sunday, October 27, 2013
A large asteroid was pulled into the White Dwarf star (named ‘GD 61’ by astronomers) and utterly destroyed. This is not an unusual event, as even dead stars still exhibit a very high level of gravity. However, scientists are interested because the chemical signatures left in the star’s atmosphere indicate the presence of water and a rocky surface, both considered to be key building blocks for the creation of life on our planet.
Until this event was observed, water and a rocky surface had never been found together on an object outside our solar system.
The asteroid consisted of the elements magnesium, silicon, iron and oxygen, all of which are usually found in rock minerals, but scientists believe that the abundance of oxygen indicated the heavy presence of H20.
The object was at least 90KM across and as much as 26% of that is thought to have been water. Earth is considered to be just 0.02% water.
This discovery is important because it gives scientists a vindicating glimpse of how inhabitable environments may have been formed, receiving key components (such as water) from outside sources such as meteorites.
It is thought that water first arrived on our planet by similar means and that other planets in the GD 61 system would once have received water this way as well. According to BBC News, scientists consider the presence of rocky planets in the GD system to have been “very likely”.
Scientists have observed over 1,000 planets outside our solar system, but none is thought to contain water.
Closer to home, some planets and heavenly bodies are thought to contain water. Mars is considered by many to once have had liquid water, but if this is still the case, it is a greatly reduced amount.
Elsewhere, Jupiter’s moon Europa raises a tantalizing prospect that there are oceans under its icy surface. This has led to some convincing research into the possible presence of ocean currents there. However, Europa is not alone, its fellow moons Callisto and Ganymede have also been suggested as candidates for liquid water.
In addition, Rhea (moon of Saturn), Titania (moon or Uranus), Oberon (also orbiting Uranus), Triton (moon of Neptune), Pluto (dwarf planet), Eris (dwarf planet), Sedna (possible dwarf planet) and Orcus (another possible dwarf planet) are all speculated to have oceans, some of which may be in contact with the rocky core of the respective body, which would hypothetically result in a steady stream of minerals and salts into the water – an important factor in creating life.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus has geysers, which is seen as proof of the presence of water or at least water vapours. It has even been theorized by some that Neptune contains oceans of liquid diamond.
The heavy presence of water on this asteroid is a vital clue for scientists and their understanding, not only of the cosmos, but also of how our home planet came into being.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
“If I didn’t have to rely on these buttons so damn much” I frequently grumble, “I’d grab that monster and kick it in myself!”
For example: the fat bloke from Pokemon. In every single version of that game, there’s some fat chug blocking your way until you’ve done something he wants you to do. If a fat bloke did that in real life, I know that I for one would be first in line to smack him in the gob. I’m not an especially violent person, but I have things to do, y’know?
Maybe that’s how Team Rocket and that lot get started? Maybe we’ve misjudged them all these years…Maybe they just got sick of fat blokes, people with spurious stomach-aches and Snorlax after bleedin’ Snorlax blocking their progress. Team Rocket are cat lovers, no harm ever came from cat lovers, did it?
Well, with the Kinect, your body is the controller. When you play a boxing sim, the right hook you’ll be using is your own and when you play running games, its your own legs that you flail about pathetically. Today, the Xbox 360 with kinect bundle can give you everything you need to get started in one cut price purchase.
Yes, you read that right, the Xbox 360 with kinect bundle represents the future of gaming. You can, at last, take matters into your own hands. You can at last use your reflexes and natural instincts rather than relying on controllers and other peripherals. The future is now, which puts us only a few centuries away from the development of the first holodeck, yay! (Oh come on, you know you were thinking it!)
We Take a Look at the Latest Xbox one bundle
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Now, Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD is well-matched with outer keyboards, but not with most of them. Which means you’ll possibly be stuck rooting through an extensive list of keyboards (many of which don’t appear to bother letting us distinguish whether they are ‘Kindle friendly’ or not).
The ‘Amazon Basics keyboard’ doesn’t appear to work for every reviewer, either. Some like it, some don’t.
Frustratingly, testimonials are often inconsistent when it comes to Kindle Fire compatibility, with a few claiming that certain products work and others furiously reporting sentiments similar to “do they b******s”.
Though, all isn’t lost, gentle reader. Customers on Amazon.co.uk have claimed that the following models are compatible (to varying levels) with the Kindle Fire HD:
The Advent Bluetooth Keyboard
The Perixx Keyboard
The Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard 6000
The Belkin Android Mobile Bluetooth Keyboard
Visibly, I cannot individually confirm these customer experiences, but online boards are generally a great way to see what’s around and what tablets other people have used without spending any of your money.
As I’ve said in another place about the internet, it really does pay to shop about. I strongly suggest reading the opinions for every of those keyboards prior to you commit your heard-earned wonga to any of them.
On another interesting forum, I found that there is even a little debate as to if Amazon have locked out third party keyboards deliberately. Amazon are well known for their (occasionally) restrictive hardware, so it isn’t really an enormous leap of the imagination to consider the company blocking out exterior keyboards. However, I can find no approved statement from Amazon about this one way or another, so your guess is as good as mine.
If you do decide to perform an internet search in order to discover more, please keep in perspective the Kindle Keyboard may be a kind of eReader that is unrelated to that Kindle Fire or Fire HD. Articles, reviews and forums regarding this product will hinder any investigate containing the terms ‘Amazon+Kindle+Keyboard’. ‘Annoying’ scarcely did it justice.
Update: As it turns out, there is an official Amazon keyboard that works with Kindle Fire HD, but it really does not appear within the UK Amazon site. Personally, I’d suggest getting this one if you’re a US-based customer. If Amazon promises that it’ll work, then it’ll almost certainly work.
Within the UK, well, its in fact frustratingly unclear as to what keyboards will work and what is going to not. Another suggestion is to go down to the local computer store and ask them if you are able to try one out. That typically works.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The company have been able to charge a Samsung mobile by placing the fluid through a surge of microbial fuel cells. With this process, enough energy may be generated to send text messages, browse the Net and even make a short phone call.
According to the scientists responsible, the next stage is to fully power the phone with pee…Presumably washing their hands directly afterwards.
Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has labored for ages with microbial energy cells; he’s thought to be an expert in harnessing power from unusual options. The potential purposes of his work are very interesting from an environmental viewpoint.
Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We are very excited as this is a world first, no-one has harnessed energy from urine to do this so it truly is an exciting finding. Using the ultimate waste product as the source of power to produce electrical power is nearly as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly technology is, seemingly, the good doctor’s main area of appeal.
The microbial cells work as the energy converter, they turn the organic matter straight into electricity, via the metabolism of live microbes. The electricity is the by-product of the microorganism’s natural life phase, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the pee, they generate power the energy that powers the mobile. Now that’s what we call ‘pee as you go’.
Toilet humour aside, the team have engineered a world first, as nothing as large as the mobile battery has ever been charged using this process before.
There are, at present, no plans to promote this tech on a sizable scale, but perhaps someday we can be signing a ‘P’ mobile contract, the trick, as they say, might be pissistance.
PS – I’m sorry about this one. The task and its implications are astonishing. All credit to the UWE team. Though, I continuously needed to do one of those ‘And Finally’ type tales and now I finally get to. Please forgive me, one and all.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Efficiency, business continuity, service recovery, utilisation, safety and security on a massive scale.
Airports have become remarkable places, entire communities, employing tens of thousands of people within their perimeters, and covering areas measured in square miles, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Running an airport can be likened to running a large town, for instance the three hundred companies operating within London Heathrow Airport employ 80,000 people, which is roughly equivalent to the population of Warrington, a large conurbation in the UK. This is hardly surprising when they serve over 65 million passengers arriving at, departing from, or transferring through the airport.
Clear, reliable and effective two-way radio communications of both voice and data between diverse teams in an airport is not just important, it’s mission critical to operational efficiency, business continuity, safety and security.
In the past, different companies within airports operated as separate entities and developed their own two-way radio systems to allow them to communicate with their clients, typically airlines; while in turn, airlines needed to communicate with both their suppliers and their own teams.
This led to a proliferation of isolated communications systems and resulted in huge inefficiencies and the risk to the resident airport community and passengers in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Thankfully, in recent years this situation has changed across the world’s airports with investment in integrated solutions that allow cross communication between individuals and user groups operating at desks, on foot or from vehicles, including:
Flight and cabin crew
Retail and catering
Hotels and Car Parks
Kenwood’s NEXEDGE® digital two-way radio systems including walkie-talkies, in-vehicle units and repeaters, integrated in cost effective and scalable digital trunked systems, have proven themselves in delivering outstanding coverage and reliability in voice and data transmission across a wide range of airport operations, from small airfields to, most recently, one of Europe’s busiest international airports, serving 32 million passengers from its 3.6 square mile site.
Case Study – Turkish Ground Services (TGS): Switch to Digital & Kenwood NEXEDGE
Orgen, the official distributor of Kenwood radio communications systems in Turkey, has recently completed the first phase of building the biggest digital radio communication system in the country, utilising Kenwood Nexedge digital products. Their client, Turkish Ground Services (TGS), was formed on 1st January 2010 in partnership with Turkish Airlines and HAVAS and has already grown to become a major player in the global aviation industry.
For more information on Kenwood NEXEDGE® digital two-way radios, walkie talkies, trunked systems and networks for airport and airline operations,
Source - http://www.nexedgebusiness.co.uk/market_sectors/airports_and_airline
Sunday, October 6, 2013
The incredibly well-liked character Rocky Balboa formerly appeared in the Oscar-winning 1976 film ‘Rocky’ and has been the central hero in no less than 6 movies to date.
MGM films have basically offered the new project, currently identified only as ‘Creed’ to director Ryan Coogler.
The proposed movie is invariably a spin-off as opposed to a direct sequel.
Michael B. Jordan, star of this year’s ‘Fruitville Station’ as well as HBO television drama ‘The Wire’, will play the grandson of returning series character Apollo Creed. The proposed story line would call for the young Creed to enter the world of boxing, with Stallone’s Balboa playing the job of his counselor.
Director Ryan Coogler, who worked with Jordan in the aforementioned ‘Fruitville Station’ movie, is said to be enthusiastic with the idea and is eager to co-create the screenplay.
Apollo Creed, as portrayed by Carl Weathers, was firstly presented as Rocky’s rival. In his original position, Creed (who was supposedly based on a mixture of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Joe Louis) was the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion also like the savvy businessman. When challenged with the deficiency of proper opponents, Creed decided to put his trophy on the line against a local, unknown fighter.
The initial film mostly centred around the chosen fighter Rocky Balboa as he trained for the largest fight of his life. In the later films, Apollo Creed became a mentor plus a close pal to Rocky.
Weathers played Creed in each ‘Rocky’ film until ‘Rocky IV’, where the character was killed in a match with Russian boxer Ivan Drago (portrayed by Dolph Lundgren).
Despite the character’s death, he is significantly mentioned in both follow-up films and remains extremely popular with fans of this series.
The final film in the initial Rocky series, ‘Rocky Balboa’ was released in 2006 to keen critical and profitable reception. In 2010, Sylvester Stallone was inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum for his creation and portrayal of Rocky, as well like the many tributes he has paid to boxers and also the sport of boxing in his profession.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
In fact, Skype (the program frequently used to make such phone calls) is gratis, remarkably easy to set up and saves you a large amount of cash on the phone bill. It will even make International phone calls, just like that! (I just clicked my fingers, but you can’t see it).
Whilst at University, I recall being woken up early approximately each morning by a Taiwanese girl in the room next to me as she got phone calls from her Mum and proceeded to have her sound system on full blast whilst they conversed in Mandarin (once my understanding of basic Mandarin got better, though, they kept it down for concern that I’d eavesdrop). I actually spoke to another friend of mine who was staying in America and was in a position to ‘meet’ her boyfriend’s relatives (oddly, where my use of Mandarin Chinese would once again come in useful) without having to dress and go to the airport.
I even once had a job interview over Skype. That’s the amount people are using video calls these days.
Well, as it is possible to obviously surmise, Skype (and other video call apps) have become downloadable via your Smart TV. This means that you and your friends or family can meet round and converse with other family and friends who might be as far as half a world away. It’s the right strategy to communicate, perform business and engage in long conversations without continuously fretting about your telephone bill.
Skype is a kind of Innovation, much like the mobile phone (and soon maybe the Smart TV) that it’s hard to remember a period without — and I am only 26. I do not think I even got Skype until approximately 2008 or so.
Downloading Skype to your big screen Television will allow you to talk to the friends whilst sat about the couch, it will be exactly like they are visiting you except you do not have to make then tea plus they will not scoff all the Hob Nobs.
Of all the obtainable apps available on Smart TV, this is probably probably the most universal in its charm and, I think, one of the most welcome. Over the course of this succession, we have seen the Smart TV be a device where what you need to watch is actually on, a gaming system so that you’re never bored, a pc, a network that connects you to your family and friends and now it can even take place of a home phone.
Skype is a quick, enjoyable and interactive way to keep in contact with friends and, when connected using your Smart TV, doesn’t even involve getting up to visit the next room. You can’t say fairer than that. In addition, you are able to always telephone your mates and tell them they’re on the telly. You’ll receive kick out of it, even if they do not quite get what you’re on about and why you laugh when they ask ‘what channel?’
Sunday, September 29, 2013
A combined Scottish-Canadian group has confirmed the prehistoric fish leedsichthys problematicus is the largest boned fish yet to travel the seas of the world.
Mounting to lengths of 16.5 m over a projected development era of forty years, the Jurassic-era sea animal would have outgrown even today’s immense whale sharks. In spite of its grand size, though, leedsichthys is believed to have been a filter feeder, akin to baleen whales, basking sharks and whale sharks are these days.
Revealed from the late 19th century and formally named (after English farmer and fossil collector Alfred Leeds) in 1889, remains of leedsichthys have been unearthed right through Europe, and also in South America.
The ‘problematicus’ part of its logical name stems out of the proven fact that leedsichthys fossils are disreputably difficult to identify. This is due to a incontrovertible fact that leedsichthys’ skeleton #was not# made entirely of bone. Large portions #of the# animal’s internal structure were actually #made from# cartilage, just #as a# shark’s bone structure is. Cartilage #does not# mineralize as readily as bone and, as a result, fossil cartilage is somewhat uncommon.
Out of context, the fossilized bones can represent a problem to palaeontologists. Over the years, remains of leedsichthys have even been posited as belonging to bone-plated fossil stegosaurus!
Because leedsichthys vertebrae was cartilaginous, it may be very hard to see how long the fish may have been, with some unconfirmed estimates suggesting that it was as long as 30 m.
Nonetheless, each time a new, more total, fossil was discovered near Peterborough, UK, scientists were finally in a position to acquire an exact measurement. Professor Jeff Liston, of the National Museum of Scotland, said, “We sat down and checked out a good series of specimens, not just at the bones, but their inner growth structures also – just like the expansion rings in plants – to have some ideas about the ages of the animals, in addition to their estimated measurements,”
The team finally determined that a tiny adult leedsichthys would grow to 8 or 9 m after some 20 years and, in an additional two decades; it could achieve about 16.5 metres in length. This is bigger than the whale shark, the biggest bony fish alive now, in spite of persistent and credible reports of whale sharks developing as long as 14 m in length.
This news is thrilling to scientists and natural history fans as it guarantees a functional insight into the alterations in ocean life that occurred up to and during the Jurassic era.
Scientists now think that filter-feeding sea animals started out as quite little animals, before increasing to the massive sizes we all know today. The outstanding size of leedishthys problematicus thus implies that there was a massive surge in the plankton population of that Mesozoic oceans.
The invention also demands a major change to the record books.
Was leedsichthys problematicus the biggest fish ever found?
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
In some ways coming out through the now elapsed ‘Myspace’ and the excess of imitators it left in its wake, Facebook emerged as champion of the social networks, (until the next one comes along, that is). Facebook has occupied the Web using a clever exploitation of these 3 ever-reliable concepts:
1) People love gossiping about others, particularly secretly.
2) People are inordinately fond of and poking their noses into the lives of others.
3) People’s unquenchable self attention, which, when fuelled by Facebook, is egotism on steroids.
Facebook is a remarkable tool and one which has easily tailored itself to smart phones, portable devices and now, even Television. In the end, Myspace was the cumbersome Neanderthal, who, even though being better, smarter and more powerful than Homo Sapiens, succumbed to the retreating ice age somewhat swiftly, failing to adapt to the world he could no longer understand. Facebook, conversely, was the eventual Cro Magnon victor, shivering in the cave throughout Neanderthal’s time, he emerged on the warm plains of the modern-day and, either directly or indirectly, eradicated his rival before moving with the altering technology and times, to the point he could sit at his writing table and update his position numerous times a day.
‘Twitter’ is an extremely limited website that acts like a miniature Facebook. Users have a couple of words to publicize their actions, opinion and/or feelings to a world that mostly does not care unless its worried that it is being cheated on. Yet, while famous people on Facebook tend to not update their own web pages, on Twitter an individual can follow (and sometimes communicate with) the behavior of Hollywood luminaries, celebrities, sports stars and other notable people, who are often surprisingly honest about their daily lives.
Facebook and Twitter are both big ones, but there’s others, greater than I can count that follow the same simple model but specialise in a new area (LinkedIn, for instance, deals with business relationships a lot more than personal ones). Many sites co-exist with Facebook now, feeding off their scraps like remoras on the back of the Tiger Shark. With nearly all online content, there is even an option to ‘Like’ it, thus adding it to the Facebook page (when you look closely at this page, you will almost definitely find one, which serves to spotlight just how all-encompassing Facebook’s presence is.
Smart TV, recognising the ubiquity of such sites and the emphasis that modern online business places on this ubiquity, has Facebook, Twitter (and the other social network sites) available for download. This means that you can have full (or nearly full) access to your Facebook account and update it without even going to a computer. Last night, when I needed to update my very own Facebook to say that I was watching, for what must be the hundredth time, the movie ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin’ I might have easily done it throughout a tea break in the movie itself rather than aiming to do it and ultimately forgetting, as I essentially did.
When you’re wondering how people are doing and you need up-to-the-minute information, Facebook is frequently the place to go. Facebook the site is free to use, could be the Smart TV app at time of writing and is a wonderful comms tool, particularly for people you do not essentially know that well. These days, people change their phone numbers every 0.3 of a second, so Facebook remains one reliable way to ensure you can always keep in touch. I like to think of it as a really badly written newspaper, where the headlines are a little sunnier, a lot less biased and contain individuals I essentially give a damn about.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
In addition to a necessity of practical comms between various layers of administration, universal health and safety considerations and the dedication required to keep an excellent course looking spotless, 2 way radios are vital to golf clubs for keeping personnel connected with each other. They also help to offer security over large spaces and much more besides. Let’s go into all this in a bit more detail, shall we?
2 way radios are easy to utilize, cost effective and supremely trustworthy. A cell phone (or similar gadget) simply wouldn’t be anywhere near as dependable in the same circumstances, particularly when one considers that the majority of a golf course is in the open air and thus subject to climate, atmospheric circumstances and other intangibles.
Two way radios are strong devices, designed for use on a myriad of environments. If the tasks required are largely outdoors, it makes sense to use the same technology that soldiers use in the desert or the police use in the city, doesn’t it?
Two way radios offer a fast and useful response to emergencies of any type. Direct communication is a vital tool when it comes to reporting on a mishap and making sure that assistance arrives A.S.A.P. Two way radios also permit staff to report on the state of the green, relaying participant reaction directly to management, ensuring a swift and expert response to any concerns. This, in turn, can assist to develop player loyalty, providing a great association with legions of dedicated players who will appeal to other customers and thus give the club with steady trade.
But that isn’t all a 2 way radio is good for on the golf course. In general, golf courses need an increased degree of management ability and the key to good management is good communication. Two-way radios help to make sure that the on-course staff are equipped for the player’s particular needs. Two way radios help other amenities of the club (shops, restaurants, toilets etc) to run easily and still offer excessive standards and quality service.
Without two way radios, a golf club would need a number of degrees of management, if only to handle all of the travel between spaces. The management of a good course can represent a logistical nightmare. A long, relaxed round of golf (enjoyed by everybody from Larry David to Alice Cooper) could alternatively stand for a stress-packed, barrier-riddled game that many would surrender on before they ever even teed off.
We have thrown wholly random pop-culture suggestions at you (all from ‘Wacky Races’ to 007 himself) and we’ve (hopefully) had a couple of laughs amongst all the dry facts and data. When you’ve read all of these items thus far, then thanks, we value your time.
OK, so the last item on our list is the Dp 2400 earpiece, which is the costliest earpiece we have viewed thus far, albeit by only £2. The Motorola dp2400 earpiece, then, (for all those among you who have not been keeping count) can be bought from Earpieceonline for £29.75.
To your hard-earned cash, you get a 6-month failure guarantee (always a welcome and appreciated feature), as well as an excellent little device, all things considered.
The Dp 2400 earpiece includes extra-long Kevlar strengthened cabling (though its unlikely the wires will interrupt a bullet, we are just telling you that immediately), also as the rotating sprung clothing clip, which is a real enhancement on the more stationary design (although you probably can’t break out that Sumo suit just yet) and a very good seperate microphone.
The sound feature is very, good and the earpiece itself is generally solid and tough. With this earpiece, you’ll be able to hear any direction clearly and cleanly.
The Dp 2400 earpiece also includes a multipin plug, however the plug is only made to fit the Motorola DP2400 and Dp 2600 series. It’ll not work with the Motorola dp3400 or DP4800 series, which severely limits its appeal in this area, because it renders the Motorola dp2400 earpiece less adaptable than other, cheaper models on the list.
Largely, this is really a very nice earpiece certainly. Performance wise, though, there’s not a lot to select from between any of the earpieces featured on the list, all of them are excellence products and not any will let you down.
The DP2400 earpiece is the genuine, dependable product that does a fantastic job and does not hurt your bank account. What more can you ask for?
…And so our series completes. However, we hope you’ve found this series informative and helpful to you. With much of the importance we place on 2 way radios (across the various outposts of our little multimedia empire), it appeared overdue that we focussed a little bit on the peripherals. Glad you can join us. For further information on the DP2400 earpiece visit www.earpieceonline.co.uk
Friday, September 13, 2013
Developed to be Rockstar’s largest ‘open world’ title thus far, we could require this roguish misadventure to become Enormous. If you happen to took the sprawling artificial worlds of Grand theft auto IV, Grand theft auto: San Andreas and Red Dead Redemption and slapped them all as one, end to end, you would fit them all inside the boundaries of Grand theft auto V’s methodically made virtual stage and you’d very much have space to spare. That is not only us talking either, that is an official statement. Get this, even the sea floor is fully mapped and explored.
There are three protagonists and also you’ll have the capacity to swap between them freely so as to explore various aspects of the story from varying angles. When you decide which player to ‘be’ next, the camera zooms out, (Google Earth style) and deposits you within the current location of the chosen avatar. Amazing.
Do not worry though, there is a lot more than pretty, destroyable scenery and multiple narratives to keep the more murderous players at bay. The world of GTA 5 is chock full of autos, weapons and chances to inflict misery upon unsuspecting civilians, if that occurs as your bag, anyway. You are not #in the# mood for chainsawing innocent people to death (if not, why not?) it is possible to basically ‘flip them off’ and check out a variety of different pre-programmed movement which are player (and area) dependent.
Besides that, the gameplay system has had an entire refit and Grand theft auto V “evolves almost all mechanic” in accordance with ‘Game Informer’s Matt Bertz. The combat system has been re-jigged and also the aiming and shooting controls are entirely re-made.
Overall though, the general feel and also the tone of the title won’t be facing any serious changes. You won’t be driving around delivering flowers or visiting church on Sunday. You’ll be stealing autos and killing people.
A lot of people. Probably in a very variety of mean way.
If you followed the series so far, then trust us, you will choose to be here for the next chapter.
On this respect, GTA 5 is about what GTA has always been about, total and utter carnage. It’s a gangster film that stars you; addictive, shocking and more superior than ever before…
Get Grand theft auto V on the 19th of september now
Saturday, September 7, 2013
The DP3400 earpiece looks excellent, works well and doesn’t cost a lot of money. You really cannot fault it on its merits.
The Motorola dp3400 earpiece includes an HQ PTT that provides amazing clarity and depth of sound. Any order, even if a laryngitis-stricken Muttley delivers it to you from the library anywhere, will be clear, clean and crisp to the ear.
But that’s not all, not by a long shot. The clear tube is almost concealed, designed specially for secrecy and discretion; it even is included with an extra earbud.
It even has (and we swear we’re not making this up) a concealed micro-speaker located at the bottom of the centre of the PTT switch.
Earpieceonline lists this product at £27.50, but that strikes us a absolute bargain. This earpiece is covert, brilliantly created and very high quality. It is also sturdy and hard wearing. Of all the devices we’ve checked out to date, the DP3400 earpiece is certainly the best looking. In terms of performance, it’s also the very best one we have considered so far.
The Motorola dp3400 earpiece is well-suited with Tons of Motorola (and Motorola TRBO radios) including (but not at all limited to): DP, DGP, XPR and XiR Series. XiR-P8200, XiR-P8208, XiR-P8260, XiR-P8268, XPR6300, XPR6350, XPR6500, XPR6550, DGP-4150, DGPTM 4150+, DGPTM 6150, DGPTM 6150+, DP-3400, DP-3401, DP-3600 and DP-3601 and the MTP850s.
Overall, this is a fine earpiece. The DP3400 is a superb earpiece, available at a fairly competitive value, with a awesome, practical design and a great deal going for it. No, this is not the same model the CIA use when guarding Mr. Obama, however it is not 100 million miles removed, either. This earpiece will do a great job, whilst at the same time not breaking the bank.
If you would like more advice on this DP3400 Earpiece visit www.earpieceonline.co.uk in the Next episode, we’ll bid you a sad goodbye as we embark on the last in our group of walkie talkie earpieces. We will be checking out the most expensive item on this list and making some new silly jokes, stick around.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Now, the times of downloading ‘Tekken Vs. Street Fighter’ or the modern ‘Resident Evil’ directly to your Smart tv are a long way away certainly, so you’ll yet need your PS3, Xbox or Wii for the time being. In addition, none of the games available (with the likely exemption of the massively addictive ‘Angry Birds’) will equal the gaming experience already available in your consoles, but that doesn’t signify that the selection of games available in your Smart TV are in any way limited. There are simulation games, puzzle games, card games and plenty more besides. Once again, Smart TV is making huge improvements to the tried and true area of TV (as anyone who ever enjoyed the old ‘Teletext’ games will attest).
Another much-maligned type of entertainment frequently patrolled by the ‘fun police’ is console games (see our first article for particulars). Which began with a simple mistake, one stating that video games were exclusively for kids.
Now, this was not initially accurate but it is not true nowadays, but there is a period where consoles and peripherals were principally geared towards children and young teenagers. Then obviously, the cultural watchdogs backlashed against gaming in much a similar way they did against movies in the 70’s, music by the 60’s and comic books by the 50’s.
For our General gamer knows implicitly that a number of games are created with adults at heart (these tend to be the ones that possess the title spelled out in blood, or the choices to disembowel hookers for extra points) whilst some are made for kids (its a hint if no one really tries to kill you over the sequence of the game and you may finish it in a matter of hours) just like movies, books and everything else you can imagine, most are catered for. The games you will find in your Smart TV are mostly pretty simple plus the great thing about downloadable apps is, if you have any difficulty whatsoever with lurid game content on offer, then simply do not download it.
Right then, let’s have a look at some of the games you can download on your Smart TV (NOTE: Please do be aware that not all games are similar with all models, therefore the games mentioned below are just a selection that I find fascinating. In case you’re after a specific game for your Smart TV, be sure you buy a TV that will be able to play it).
‘Texas Holdem’ is the poker sim that lets you play games of virtual poker, either alongside the computer or your friends. As far as I know, no actual money changes hands in TH, but you might want to double ensure before you bet your mortgage (even if you have a straight flush). One more game that is great fun to play with mates is ‘Dynamic Bowling’. DB is another simulation that allows you to, yep, you guessed it, go bowling. This game could be played alone or with friends. My advice would be to practice in the home and dazzle your pals by bowling an ideal game. ‘Bejewelled 2’ is a sequel to the trendy ‘Bejewelled’ a game title which has enthralled and addicted my own father for about 3 years now. Bejewelled (which I will not break down to initials for obvious reasons!) is addictive, stimulating, challenging and, above all, fun.
So here you go. I’m sure that, when the months and years go on, an incredible many other gaming apps will be added to the Smart TV’s options. Watch this space!
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Both models are, fundamentally, the same as the modern versions of their respective series. However, both are oddly sized additions for their respective families. The iPad Mini is 7.9 Inches therefore is not, accurately speaking, a 7 Inch pc tablet and, to not be defeated, this new Kindle Fire is 8.9″ and so is therefore not, strictly speaking, a ten-inch version of the (typically 7-Inch) Amazon kindle fire hd.
Traditionally, tablet pc’s come in 2 sizes, 10″ and 7″, and both dimensions have their advocates, just as much as both sides have advantages and disadvantages. I confirmed this latest Kindle Fire in an effort to discover if bigger really is better…
Maybe I’d have been more happy comparing the Kindle Fire HD to a Google Nexus instead. The Nexus 7 is, after all, the one pc tablet in Kindle Fire’s price range that matches it for efficiency, specs and reputation.
Initially a 7 Inch tablet pc, the 10″ Nexus model was released to about as tepid a greeting as George Costanza’s wig and sold rather poorly from there. Actually, there are barely around 680,000 Google nexus 10 models presently in use, which looks terrible, especially in comparison to estimated 6.8 million Nexus 7 tablets.
Why is this? The Google nexus 10 was nearly as good a pc tablet the Asus nexus 7 (and also the Nexus 7 is an incredibly, excellent tablet). Though, for some reason, it just didn’t cut the mustard.
Perhaps it is a size thing. Bigger tablet pc’s basically are not as portable (or as inexpensive) as their smaller counterparts. Essentially, it seems that when people go big, they go iPad.
Supposedly, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is identical classy, multinational accessory as the regular Kindle Fire HD, however it’s just a little bit bigger this time about. This means these have a similar duel WiFi antenna, the same astounding array of downloadable apps and content and also the same specifically designed Dolby surround sound system.
The 8.9 version + Kindle Fire HD is a great deal more expensive than the 7″ model. For example, I can buy a 7″ Kindle Fire HD (with free delivery, no less) from Amazon for £160, but the 8.9-Inch version, that’s, barring a few minor modifications, the same tablet, will set me back about £230. That’s quite a bit to think about.
Right now, I have talked (at great duration) about the Kindle Fire HD in various other places, so I will basically summarise here so as to save space and get out of repeating myself.
The Kindle Fire HD is really a stunning success of condensed computing; it offers an easy, likeable user interface, excellent media playback with a fine array of apps to boot. The Kindle Fire HD is an excellent all rounder that offers great value for money is a really sensible choice for that commuter, first-time buyer and/or the casual consumer.
Skilled programmers will probably find the Fire HD restrictive (Amazon are notoriously heavy-handed about what you can and can’t install, for instance) and its not on the level of an iPad or a Surface in terms of processing muscle. Though, it’s an excellent product overall.
The 8.9 Inch version differs in only the one, achingly obvious, way.
The size increase does benefit from a larger display, which is a genuine boon to the visually impaired user, but further than that, it seems slightly superfluous. The increased size makes the Kindle Fire HD feel that much more cumbersome and clumsy, whilst also making it less prone to fit on your bedside, or as snugly into a handbag or rucksack.
The difference in size is not as harsh as the 10 Inch model would have been, but it is certainly noticeable. #On the# one hand, it is nice to have increased options, but on the other…
Fundamentally, the smaller size of the Kindle Fire HD is among its major selling factors. Cheap and cheerful, the 7 Inch Kindle Fire HD was seemingly made for livening up monotonous train journeys, replacing the book on your nightstand and being a perfect journey companion on the last-minute getaway. Conversely, the 8.9 Inch version lacks most of those charms, whilst simultaneously also wanting the processing muscle of the 10″ pc tablet.
This new Kindle Fire HD is still a exceptional tablet, but the size (along with the cost) increase does not seem likely to cause it to many new friends. Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of the series, but I foresee this one sharing the same fate to the Nexus 10.
Friday, August 9, 2013
The Nexus 7 in reality began life as a Asus ME370T (there’s a memorable title if ever I saw one) and was in development by Asus for a sort of ‘no frills’ budget model tablet. The ME370T went through quite a few incarnations, even being unveiled during at least 1 major fair. Then, unexpectedly, Asus finished talking.
According to Sean Hollister of ‘The Verge.com’
“I got the chance to ask Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang if he thought Nvidia’s $199 tablet program and Google’s $199 tablet program might compete. He saw through my bluff: He started saying something about not wanting to speak for Google… but then he paused, smiled, looked me right in the eye, and said: “I do hope their tablet is monumentally successful… because it will be great for Android.””
Sure enough, the ME370T was re-tooled and re-designed into the Nexus 7. “We are able to rebuild it, we possess the technology”, or so at least one engineer said. Probably.
From Hollister’s account, the Nexus 7 is by far the greater device,
“Among other things, it has a brand-new motherboard, a revised Tegra 3 T30L chip, a laminated IPS display, and a revised, grippier textured rear casing. “While the base design and setup was completed in the 370T to meet a certain price point and option list, the efforts required to get that design to $199 meant going back to the drawing board and starting over on just about every aspect of the unit,” an Asus rep told us”.
Essentially, Google saw what Asus were creating and so they wanted in. It is a very good case of Google’s executives thinking out the box. Another corporation might have gotten wind of Asus’ upcoming device, ‘acquired’ certain schematics and improved upon them in order to compete with the Kindle Fire. By pooling their resources with Asus, Google were able to respond swiftly to competition, and do so in style.
According to Nirav Patel from the site ‘TheGadgetMasters.com’, it is important not to forget that the Nexus line has nearly consistantly been built using a partner.
“Google Nexus is a line of mobile devices using the Android operating system, which is produced by Google in conjunction with an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner (Samsung makes the Nexus 10, ASUS makes the Nexus 7, and LG makes the Nexus 4). Nexus devices are designed by Google and available for purchase directly on Google’s Play Store, Nexus devices provide a reference and developer platform to Google’s Android engineers, who then develop the software for Nexus devices with the responsibility of releasing timely updates”.
By functioning with this fashion, I imagine that Google can maximize possible earnings, whilst at the same time minimizing probable risk. With Motorola, not only would there not of been time to combat the Kindle Fire, there would have been a potential loss if the (possibly rushed) product showed to become unpopular. What’s more that, Motorola already has its own brand of tablet pc’s (and company characteristics partnered in that), with the ‘Xoom’ family.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
the apple ipad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini Abrupt Departure Hints apple ipad 5, apple ipad mini 2 Release Time Abrupt departure of apple ipads and apple ipad minis displays a imminent statement of updated editions
Apple’s next generation of tablets iPad 5 and ipad Mini 2 is rumoured to be released sooner than later.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed that no new Apple products will be released before fall 2013. However, the sudden disappearance of previous iPads tells consumers otherwise.
The iPad with Retina Display and iPad Mini suddenly disappeared in some retailers. One major retailer is now sold out of about half its iPad 4 configurations, with the iPad mini vanishing nearly as swiftly. Another is doing better but is also gradually marking more current iPad models as “out of stock” as the month goes on.
Early this month, several websites reported that Apple and retailers offered great discounts on the current iPad models. According to rumours, almost 30 percent being slashed off the price of iPad’s and iPad mini’s, the clearance sale by the retail giants on tablet’s third anniversary is a clear cut indication that Apple is all set to hit the market with a new and updated iPad for the customers.
The price cuts hinted at a move by Apple to clear out inventory ahead of the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 launch, and the subsequent sell-outs of those same models all but confirm it. If the price cuts had merely been to catch up on inventory of laggard selling models, they would not have sold out. This means Apple’s authorized price cuts were meant to clear out the inventory of retiring the iPad 4 in favor of newly introduced models.
Consumers can still purchase the previous models of iPad. In Amazon, iPad 4 is still being sold for around $500-$800.
According to reports, iPad Mini 2 will feature a screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536. This is almost four times the resolution of the present iPad Mini and is equal to the fourth generation iPad which was released along with the iPad Mini last year. AU Optronics has been rumoured to be making displays for the iPad Mini 2. Other specs include a more powerful dual core A7 processor and a 7.9 inch screen. It will also feature a 10-hour battery life, a FaceTime HD camera, and an iSight camera with 1080 pixels HD video recording. Apple is also trying to reduce the thickness of the iPad Mini 2 by using the Sharp’s IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) technology in its screens.
The iPad 5, on the other hand, is rumoured to have no bezels, and the whole form factor has been made sleeker. Horowitz believes this design indicates that Apple will be calling on Sharp’s IGZO screen technology. Sharp, however, according to Horowitz, has been struggling to deliver components on time, which will play a key role in the release of the next iPad.
Source - http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/461536/20130426/ipad-5-mini-2-release-date-rumors.htm#.UXpaj7XYiSo
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
As Led Zeppelin have been telling us since the 70′s, you understand sometimes words have double meanings. In the case of software design and programming, there’s also quite a lot of words that have now been co-opted to be able to denote something, usually only somewhat similar, to what the word actually means. So, applications, or ‘apps’ as we hip, swinging cats refer to them, don’t have anything whatsoever to do with GCSE science and everything to do with innovative consumer tech.
An app is basically a computer program designed to aid the parent device carry out a specific purpose. Apps are like little programs that were initially planned for portable devices like iPods, Smartphones and Pc tablets. Apps range from the sublime, (such like the app that can track migratory whales in real time or the one which shows you the exact position of all the stars and heavenly bodies from any place on the earth) to the totally stupid, but amusing anyways (the app where it is possible to punch a cartoon cat in the face, Angry Birds). Apple consumers alone have access to over 60,000 downloadable applications, most of them are totally free to use.
Smart TV, obviously, has its own set of downloadable apps. I should indicate now that these are not as esoteric as the wide-ranging apps available for the phone or Tablet, yet. So far Smart TV’s list of apps is a typically practical one. Here’s a look at some of the applications you’ll manage to acquire for your Smart TV (NOTE: Different applications are licensed to various manufacturers – so if you’re specifically after a TV because of its apps, it pays to try and do your homework, that is, in its own way, a bit like GCSE science).
Netflix – The extension of the online film rental company (and proud sponsor of our iFanboy comic book discussion show, I hasten to add) can be an app which supplies you the choice to stream ‘rented’ movies over the Web for a small cover fee.
Amazon – From Amazon, you can download content. So when you’d rather buy a movie or Television show, you are able to simply click the link and it’ll be sent straight to your hard drive. It is cheaper than buying discs and much easier to store.
BBC iPlayer – It is a little version of the iPlayer site; there is also a BBC News and sports application.
Youtube – You will also find other video sites available as apps. Dailymotion and Vimeo are now properly accessible from your TV.
Along with these applications, you’ll find Sports applications that’ll record every game and apps for specific channels, making them accessible as individual networks as opposed to part of a cable/satellite package.
Whichever applications you need, be sure they do what you think they do and these are available for that TV you select, before you buy. That way you will avoid disappointment.
Monday, August 5, 2013
The world shipping companies are undergoing a period of substantial growth, with revenues rapidly improving. The emergence of new economies in the market for inexpensively manufactured goods has aided this growth period for the shipping business. Furthermore, the Web has provided today’s consumers access to products and markets within the furthest corners of the world. This might have negatively affected high street shops and shopping centres, but it is a substantial reason in the growth of that shipping business.
Seaports, then, are (as they’ve constantly been) hotbeds of global trade and activity. Port terminal operations are complicated and need an increased degree of administration, as well as a dependable and practical workforce. That is where 2 way radios come in.
Clear communications, health and safety, legal protocols with a high level of security are just a few of our specialist necessities of that modern seaport. Personnel need swift and easy access to management and vice versa. Within the world of shipping, time really is money. As such, you actually cannot put a price about the level of clear, instantaneous communication supplied by modern two way radios.
Seaport radios are sometimes fixed with an analogue/digital diverse mode, which enables the user to connect with any analogue two way radio they may encounter. This is especially useful in the world of shipping. It also allows today’s seaport worker to make the most of the best of digital, without sacrificing reliability.
As anybody who’s ever been at sea or lived close to the ocean will let you know, weather on or around the sea are not always perfect, actually, sometimes they could get quite challenging. Do not worry though; seaport 2 way radios are tough too. Manufactured to be tough in all weathers, the two way radios used in the shipping business can stand a myriad of wear and tear and still go back for work the following day (very similar to the seaport workers themselves).
With an industry as crucial to global trade as shipping is, the world needs a trusted and established technology to help run things smoothly. That’s why they use radio systems and that’s why they perhaps always will.
It is a noteworthy query, actually. The principle disparity between the 2 (as both are largely sedentary, involving gazing at a display for an extended time frame) is that internet browsing is an energetic (or preferably, interactive) activity, whereas TV is really a passive one.
Within the 1990’s, a group of self-appointed cultural watchdogs took it upon themselves to fabricate a variety of pseudoscientific factors that Television, a passive, largely entertaining activity enjoyed by billions around the globe, was an entirely terrible and destructive thing. The only ‘evidence’ even remotely convincing they might provide you with was that frequent exposure to open sex and violence at the young age can warp a child’s conception of our world (like we could not have figured that out for ourselves) and sitting too near to the display knackers your eyes.
Naturally, if a parent lets television bring up their child, the kid will develop to be a moron, but if ever the parent has made this decision of their own preference; it stands to reason that the child was genetically predisposed to moronism in the 1st place.
During the mid 2000s, the exact same band of watchdogs took it upon themselves to disclose just the level of damaging stuff there’s about the Internet. Like we didn’t previously know. Even going as much as to say that children’s active participation in internet gaming could warp a child’s (already fragile from too much TV, you realize) perception of the world. Now, while a number of us let out an frustrated cry of ‘What exactly can people do that’s both beneficial and not boring enough to execute you instantly!’ whilst thinking at what point parental accountability would turn out to be an element on this oh-so tedious ‘debate’, the Television and computer manufacturers did something unprecedented: they developed a TV that lets you browse the Internet.
Somewhere in the last decade roughly, the straightforward family telly became re-fashioned as the ‘entertainment centre’ that’s a part of your living room dedicated to leisure, where the only possibility of tension is unintentionally channel surfing over to the News during the advertisements of Star Trek or finally getting the bill for the blasted thing.
The Smart Television in fact allows you to visit cyberspace, in real time, like you’d do on your laptop. You can download applications, social network (which is a posh way of saying ‘check your Facebook’), watch you tube your friends have uploaded and catch the selective web-only programmes which are putting Television writing, acting and directing within the reach of the common man. Yes, your Television has become both active and passive. The choice is yours. That’s the thing about TV, and maybe the point that our moral guardians find so detestable, TV always gives you a choice, even when that choice to switch it off and go for a walk every once in a while.
So, to go back to our initial scene, our person who can not determine between the two, now does not need to, as he or she can do both, from the same place. Smart TV has advanced the tv into a strong, all encompassing multimedia tool and, for the next five items in this series; I’ll be giving you information on the practical applications and far-reaching usefulness of this newest home entertainment innovation. Stay tuned.
All advised, however, I am going to have to state a laptop might be still the best all-rounder, though I can’t claim how long it’ll stay that way.
As I answer this question, there’s a little red netbook sitting in my kitchen near the microwave, I have it to view internet shows while I’m baking or washing up (Kevin Smith’s ‘Fatman on Batman’ podcast is my present favorite). I’ve used a netbook for a couple of years now and I have found it to be OK. The problem using the netbook is that it tends being slow and not possess a huge quantity of memory or processing muscle. Netbooks were made as bargin, portable alternatives to laptops and, in that sense, they have done fine.
Certainly, tablet pc’s are fine things and the technology is increasing rapidly. Actually, that’s a bit of an issue, really. If you purchase a top of the range tablet pc today, you’re only more likely to receive a year or two out of it before the tech is rendered ‘old hat’ by the relentless march of technical progress.
Furthermore, tablet pc’s suffer from the insufficient memory and a great deal of tablets also possess a comparatively short battery life. On a high-end tablet pc is probably better than a netbook and is definitely the most transportable of the 3, but it’ll not match up to a laptop regarding processing strength, or range of use.
For specialized uses, gaming and just about everything else, a laptop is still your best choice. Although they may be bulky and awkward compared to either netbooks or tablets, the processing strength of a good laptop easily matches a desktop computer and also a top-end laptop is, fundamentally, a portable workspace.
Case in point, my colleague is a contract animator and, by definition, he has to spend countless hours functioning at his computer. However, his macbook pro is possible for him to journey around and stay with mates without ever missing just one deadline. For professional purposes, a laptop is, so far, invincible.
Having said that, tablets are coming up fast. If all you are after is a media player plus a simple communications device, then a tablet pc is going to be cheaper and way more realistic than a laptop.
As I said at the beginning, it will depend on what you’re searching for.
Matt Egan at PC Advisor.co.uk, (a useful source of information on this subject) states,
“In technology, you get what you pay for… most of the time. Right now, however, a certain class of cheap tablets are genuine bargains. Consider this: for the £450 price of a fairly basic 15in Dell or Lenovo laptop you could buy three Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD or Nook HD (comparison review) tablets. So that makes tablets the cheaper option, right? Not quite. The Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD tablets are pure consumption devices. They are great for watching, listening and reading. But you can’t do much with them in terms of productivity”.
For a simple way to check your emails and watch films whilst traveling, get yourself a pc tablet. For a portable desktop, obtain yourself a laptop, it’s that straightforward. Netbooks are fine if you prefer a conventional Computer setup to a more phone-like charms of a pc tablet.
That’s about it, actually.