Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The guys over at iolo were nice enough to sponsor a giveaway of their famous system mechanic computer maintenance program! This program is by far the absolute best all-in-one pc maintenance program out there, there loads of advanced features including a registry compactor, startup manager, and even a boot defragmenter.
HERE'S HOW TO ENTER!
1: Make sure you're following my blog!
2: Just leave a comment below!
3: If you have a youtube account please like the video (Optional)
4: Check out the guys at iolo @ www.iolo.com
I will pick the winner using a random number generator in a few days
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
BOINC is a program that leverages the computing power of ordinary computers to help different organizations such as Rosetta@home which uses your computers idle processing power to help find cures to diseases. I previously did a post about BOINC but recently the network has become extremely powerful. Combined BOINC has over 2.4 million users and 6.2 petaflops of computing power! For a comparison the worlds most powerful supercomputer is 10.5 petaflops. Of course the 6.2 petaflops is divided amongst many different organizations like I mentioned earlier such as Rosetta, SETI, Einstein, and many others. I currently participate in Rosetta, Seti and Einstein. Seti sends out data collected from the Arecibo satelite - the largest satellite in the world- in search of extraterrestrial life, and Einstein searches for Pulsars or black holes. So far seti hasn't found much of anything but Einstein and Rosetta frequently make discoveries, last year someones home computer running Einstein found a black hole!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The new Fisker Atlantic is a high performance mid size electric plug-in coupe featuring an electric engine around 300HP. The expected pricing of this new car is expected to be roughly 50-60k. With all the financial difficulty Fisker is currently having hopefully this lower priced coupe (compared to Karma) will do well.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Today I visited the 2012 Andrews air show, there was some really neat planes including the B-52 (first pic) and the gigantic C-5 Galaxy (Second pic) of course the Blue Angles were there as well as some F-22's. The giant planes are always my favorite, anyway just thought I'd share some pics.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Supreme commander 2 is a popular RTS style PC game. The theme of SC2 is mainly futuristic warfare where your main goal is to build up an economy while you balance your energy and mass and built up your offence. Compared to the original supreme commander SC2 has a much easier learning curve and the battles tend to not be as large but nonetheless they can still get to be pretty large with 8 players and 1000 units per player in the largest game type. Overall I would give sc2 a 8/10 for great gameplay, but the graphics and the economy system are a bit lacking.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Soccer moms are raving over the the new Dagger GT is an all American 2700HP car with a top speed of 315MPH. The previous speed king was the Bugatti Veyron with 1000hp. Surprisingly this car is going to cost less then the Veyron at only $850,000.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Windows 8 is right around the corner and with it's highly tablet optimized design I'm not sure it's even worth upgrading. While most windows upgrades in the past have cost around $100 usd windows 8 upgrade is only supposed to be $15. But unlike other windows releases I would hesitate to call this an upgrade. You get a strange new tablet like interface called metro and you loose a few basic features like playing a dvd.. I do like the general UI upgrades but unless I'm on a tablet I don't want to be using a clunky tablet start menu.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The long awaited OLED Televisions are finally starting to show up in the consumer market. Samsung has been a pioneer in this new technology as many of their smartphones feature OLED displays. The advantages of OLED displays over LCD and plasma is first of all much lower power consumption because unlike plasma and LCD in dark scenes the pixels can literally shut off producing a pure crisp black. The visual quality of these new displays is also extremely good, sadly this new technology doesn't come cheap but once the prices come down I can't wait to snag one!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The first set of laptops sporting Intel's new Ivy-Bridge Cpus are right around the corner, some are already up for preorder including Asus's G55VW-DS71. While Ivy bridge features a very similar architecture to sandybridge the 22nm die shrink reduced the power consumption and the thermal output of the cpu's allowing for high clock speeds in the desktop and laptop cpus. Samsung also recently unveiled their new 17" series 7 chronos laptop. Anyone in the market for a new laptop or even a desktop should look for products featuring the third generation core I series cpu's.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A few rumors recently surfaced involving the upcoming Ipad Mini. The new mini Ipad is supposed to be priced at around $200 but with only 8gb of memory, which is fine for most people who stream instead download movies on their devices. Apple is also likely to include a high PPI display or what apple calls their "Retina display".
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Battlefield 3 is a relatively smooth playing game which is expected considering the game cost hundreds of thousands to produce. However today I was driving the anti -air LAV and after going over a few hills trying to get to a vantage point the thing started picking up speed like crazy and as soon as I hit the water the LAV went airborne and flew across the map. Pretty funny glitch especially when the other players start talking in chat.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Toyota teamed up with Tesla- the company known for making some of the first electric sports cars- to create an electric version of Toyotas Rav4 called the Rav4 EV. Hopefully if this car is priced right electric vehicles will become more popular.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Today Apple released a minor update for IOS mainly targeted to fix bugs and battery life. Apple also fixed a bug that prevented the Ipad from switching from a 2g network to a 3g network. There was also a few hints in the software that suggests the next Iphone may support 4g LTE.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Some possible specs for the Iphone 5 released today from several sources indicating the phone will have a larger 4" screen and be 2mm thinner than the previous generation Iphone. The screen will either be made of "Liquid metal" or Corning Gorilla glass 2. Ironically these details released the same day as the Galaxy S3.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
About 4 months ago I decided to try out the famous sanyo eneloop batteries to see if they lived up to their hype and I'm glad to say they do. I've been using these batteries on a regular basis in remotes and cameras and the capacity and reliability of these AA's are great! They are advertised to hold their charge for 1500 cycles I've probably gone through atleast 20 cycles and they are still going strong. Anyway the reason I decided to bring these up again is mainly because I'm working on a review for the charger I use to charge these should have it up tomorrow.