Originally posted last September 23, 2010.
Last week, I was able to get my grubby little hands on the last few pieces of the PlayStation Move bundle from Datablitz. At the get-go, I was already worried about the set up because of the small space I had to work with - both the room and the shelf space. Sometimes, I hate being right.
I had trouble figuring out where to put the PS Eye because I had a bunch of figures cluttering up my workstation and because I have a freakishly thin monitor. Good thing I came up with a pretty simple solution that might help anyone else who may think they’ve got too small an area to have motion control games. It’s in the following video, along with the unboxing and initial set-up.
The PS Vita isn't really new. It was announced last June 16, 2011, at E3. Since then, details have been slowly revealed. Thing is, I've never been a fan of handheld gaming, even when the smartphone explosion happened. I have a couple games on my phone, sure, but they're more of time-killers than anything else. I really hate having to put my fingers on my display; always found that interface retarded beyond belief. However, the PS Vita's sheer awesomeness is making me change my mind about handhelds. Yay commercialism!
Let's talk about its features for a little bit, shall we? Essentially, this tiny thing is your PS3. Yes, all that hardware in what used to look like a fucking George Foreman grill is now in that little package (well almost). That's the heart and soul of it right there. Unless you're packing Alienware, this thing is more powerful than your fucking laptop. Sure, it's got a lot of gimmicky shit like a rear and front camera that'll be used for shitty augmented reality games, and a touchpad at the back, but it all boils down to the fact that this thing is a powerhouse.
- Category: Geek Gear
- Created on Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:29
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But one ups everyone else.
They've recently surprised everyone by announcing the Kindle Fire, a full-fledged tablet that runs Android OS on a dual core processor and implements cloud storage. It also focuses on your basic multimedia needs- web browsing, checking e-mail, watching videos, listening to music, playing Angry Birds games and of course, reading e-books. How awesome does that sound? Pretty darn.
Kindle Fire ($199) Come up with a tablet that features what everyone wants, offer it for really cheap, and give it a cool name. That's how to one up everybody else.
And it gets better.The Kindle Fire will come with a price tag of only USD199. That's less than half of what most tablets cost these days. Granted, it will have limited capabilities, but really, the Kindle Fire has pretty much everything you need in a tablet.
|The new Kindle ($79)||The Kindle Touch ($99)|
Besides the Kindle Fire, Amazon is also releasing improved versions of the most popular e-book reader- the (new) Kindle and the Kindle Touch. The new Kindle is basically like the old one, but lighter and faster. The Kindle Touch will do without a keyboard and feature a touch screen.
These new toys will sell like pancakes as soon as they're out. Get them now, they're all available for pre-order on the Amazon website, but only if you have a US shipping address.
Bim's note: If you don't have a US shipping address, Johnny Air it!
Finally! FINALLY! IT IS FINALLY MINE! BWAHAHA!
Okay, before we get to the review, let me tell you how I got it. So, for a couple weeks now, I've been checking out Datablitz and signing reservations in multiple branches. Thing is, the line for this thing is so looooooong. On a whim, I decided to Google iTech numbers just to ask if they had it in stock. Glorietta 3 had 1 left so I reserved it and got it immediately after work.
- Category: Geek Gear
- Created on Saturday, 17 September 2011 18:52
- Written by Ramil Ventus
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Gone are the days when people make use of plastic folders, photo albums, file drawers, and underneath the bed to stow important documents and family pictures. Nowadays your files are most probably being stored as bits of 1’s and 0’s and are securely backed up in stacks of DVDs and terabytes of hard drives.
But then there is the concern of backing up your current back up.
I got my favorite MP3 single backed up and zipped three times for good measure.
Fortunately, there are several free storage sites that offer up to 25 GB of free space. Besides backup, online storage are best used for sharing large files to several people, collaboration, as file host for blogs and websites, or if you just need instant access to your data anywhere. Below are famous data storage websites that I had the chance to use.