Saturday, December 31, 2011

Microsoft Windows 8

Windows 7 is great but Microsoft is still thriving to release its successor windows 8. The main difference is that it is more tablet optimized and is based off a different system kernel (no not popcorn) so the performance should be a bit better. Overall not much is different in all the current milestone builds the menu system is the same but windows taskmanager finally got revamped.

I don't think this is a worthwhile upgrade for standard users but for gamers and powerusers this i'm surely will be a must.

Friday, December 30, 2011

PC Tune up Tutorial PART 2


Here is part 2: The program featured in this post is called defraggler and like its name suggests it de-fragments your harddrive. Windows already has a built in defragmentation tool but its not a very effective one. This program will organize the files on your harddrive so that when you access them next they will load quicker because the harddrive head does not have to seek as much.

Download link: http://tinyurl.com/88wuruh

This program is made by the same people as CCleaner so its a quality program!

Really easy program just click defrag and do a boot time defrag!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Favorite game of 2011?


Leave a comment! What was your favorite game of 2011? For me I'd have to pick Battlefield 3 although shooters aren't my favorite there wasn't many other game releases this year that really caught my attention.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

PC Tune up Tutorial PART 1

We all know computer get slow over time and in order to get a PC running like it was new again only require a few programs that do all the work for you! Best buy / office depot will do the same thing if you bring your computer in saying its getting slow so this should help out computer performance quite a bit!

Ok so first download a program called Ccleaner-  http://tinyurl.com/blc5uts

Next just run the cleaner!




Then run the registry cleaner!




Profit!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Beautiful new AMD HD 7970 Graphics card

AMD finally releases their brand new 7970 graphics card boasting a brand new architecture and a 28nm design. This will not only lower wattage but also make this card massively over-clockabale!  This new card will help out not only distributed computing groups but gamers all around because of its blazing performance (Most powerful single gpu card). I know I wont be getting this card because of its $450 price tag but the lower models are also 28nm so a great budget card is most likely going to be the 7870. Currently I own the 6870 and it's been working great so far but its always nice to upgrade.

Well have to see how Nvidia's 680 does but that's still months away.

Monday, December 26, 2011

BEST rechargeable AA batteries!

So during the holidays I'm sure allot of us blow through packs of AA's from taking pictures to power toys. I know my experiences with rechargeable batteries is that they just don't last. Sanyo's eneloop rechargeable AA's are supposed to last to 1500 charges! I just picked up a pack of these off amazon they received high remarks in the reviews so hopefully they live up to their reviews :)

Hapyy holidays!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Television / Computer monitor market scams

There are alot of scams these days when it comes to technology here are a few of the useless specs that companies love.

Refresh rate- 120hz does help a little but anything more is completely useless especially since almost all HD Boxes and gaming consoles only output at 60hz.

Response time- This used to be a huge deal when LCDs first came out and the response time was 15-25ms but now most modern PC monitors range from 1-8ms. Most IPS professional displays will have a higher response time but their image quality is much better.

Dynamic contrast- Dont even look at this spec its an utterly useless measurement of how much the display can dim its back light in dark scenes. I own two monitors a Samsung XL-2370 and a Dell U2311h the dell only has a 10k:1 contrast while the samsung has 5Million:1 and since the dell is an IPS panel display it has a much better image quality and produces much better darks.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Pocket HD cameras becoming obsolete?

With the huge market focus on implementing high definition cameras in cell phones the hand held pocket cameras are starting to become less popular. I do own a HD pocket camera myself but more than often I find my self recording whatever with my droid since it records in 720p and I have the convenience of showing my friends the video later.  What do you think?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

USB 3.0 flash drives

With USB 3.0 finding its way into everyday devices several companies are now offering USB 3.0 flash drives which are great in general for storing files but with USB 3.0 now you can stream HD movies right off your flash drive without having to put it on your Harddrive first.

Chromium OS future of net books / Cloud based PC's

Google has been working on a new project called Chromium OS, a netbook centered operating system that boots up into a web browser. Yes no desktop, no icons, just imagine you open up google chrome on your computer and put it in full screen mode.  Google has many cloud based tools including word processors which make the “Browser Only” operating system useful. Besides the lesser functionality of a Windows PC this OS would be great for anyone frequently needing to hop on and off the internet quickly.  Personally this isn’t a game changer for me but It’s an interesting concept but I will stick with Windows 7 and the new windows 8 beta builds.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

SURVEY: Sour cream and onion or Salt & Vinegar?

Yes I know it's not tech related but I've always wondered which people preferred!!!

Please leave a comment!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Quad core android tablets to compete with I-pad

Asus recently released the Asus transformer prime the first quad core tablet on the market. This massive computing power will allow for quick web browsing and  mobile gaming. Unfortunately android doesn't have any quality video editing suits out yet but with devices becoming increasingly more powerful we should see one in the near future!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cameras! Getting Better

Recently Cannon released their first cameras with the new DIGIC 5 Image processor. This new camera processor will greatly advanced the HD video recording and raw image processing in new cameras. Check out the new Canon S100 if you're interested!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Rc Cars 100MPH or 160KMH


A fairly unknown/ uncommon hobby is the Hobby grade Radio controlled cars. The vehicle shown in the picture comes out of the box ready to go 100+ MPH or 160KMH. Of course things like this never come cheap, you can get your hands on one of these for just around $600 USD

Happy holidays and thank you for following!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Best Christmas Tech Gifts

At only $200 the Kindle fire is a real steal featuring a dual core cpu a 7" touch screen and I'm sure there will be many custom operating software for this device!

Cool computer cases

Whats your favourite kind of computer case? Or do you like macs?