Tuesday, March 30, 2010

3D TV's

If you followed the news coverage at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) than you would know that the theme you could say was 3D. Many people are amazed at how 3D works and thought it would be good to bring it to the HDTV's. And because everything these days seems to be in 3D like all the new movies coming out, why not make a TV that can show that content. So of you have ever been to a movie theater that showed a movie in 3D you would know that some of the images seem to pop out at you. But really because all your vision is consumed by the screen it pops,but if you have ever been in the back row it shows more depth that popping images.
So I decided to go to Best Buy and check out these "amazing TV's" and when I got there I saw nothing in 3D or even a TV in 3D. So I asked worker where they were and he lead my to a TV that clearly was not in 3D so he grabbed the remote and switched it to 3D. It was a nice feature to be able to flip between 3D and 2D. So I put on the glasses that cost about $125 a piece! I notice at that second that because my whole vision was not consumed by the screen when things tried to pop out it came at me and instead of looking like it would touch me it seemed to look like I was watching through a window and the image crashed against the glass of the screen. So in a simpler sentence it showed extreme depth but nothing really popped out at me. I really enjoyed it though. It was very cool.
Over all this is a cool concept but I don't think anyone would want to pay $800 more for the 3D function on top of $125 for the glasses. But if you are looking for a new TV I can tell you that if you have some extra cash go for it and buy these 3D TV's

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Xbox 360

I finally bought an Xbox 360 and it is the best.
When I compare the the Xbox 360 graphics to the PS3, its not even a competition. The Xbox 360 graphics are just amazing, and with the 48 shader pipelines for the GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) and can process high detail and sharp textures. While the PS3 has 24 for one type and 6 for another. The place that is the biggest difference is the CPU (Central Processing Unit.) While the Xbox 360 rocks three 3.06 Ghz cores the PS3 has one core but has a cell feature that the core sends information to, to process the code.
Also the online experience of the Xbox 360 just works really good while the PS3 has some work to do.
One thing that the PS3 has is built in wifi and blue ray capabilities. Because of the blue ray the PS3 has less code and video decompression because a blue ray disc can hold 5X more information, but the Xbox 360 does a really good job of reading the code from the disc. I really wish that the Xbox 360 had built in Wifi but I guess Microsoft just forgot this time around. Also I really hate that Xbox Live costs money, because most of the content associated with Live costs money so why charge for the service.
Over all because I have only had the Xbox 360 for a short time I can't really compare yet but from what I can see now it looks better than the PS3. I also have asked some of my friends that have both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, they all said that they play the Xbox 360 more and that the Xbox 360 is more of a game console. While the PS3 is more of a media center because of the blue ray player.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Today (while on spring break) I ate at the best restaurant ever. It was called Benjamin's and it is in Galena, Illinois. It was not only an authentic Irish bar and grill but the food was amazing. If you are ever around the area I completely recommend this place. It was a VERY good eating and socializing experience.

Monday, March 1, 2010


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New Mac Line Up and Upgrades Coming?

I am going to just list what the new Macs should include or at least what most people are expecting. I will start by saying that all the Macs should get a price cut because that is the major reasons some people don't buy Macs. Simply because they are not as affordable. For example the iPad cost about $250 for parts and about $10 dollars for shipping, and yet they retail the device for $500. If that is the case for all Apple products I would be disappointed, even though ever Mac I own has most defiantly been worth every cent. Now for the predictions for the Macs:

Macbook Pro:The first thing I would like to see is a bigger hard drive. At 500GBs at max doesn't seem to cut it (for me.) Next thing that is HIGHLY anticipated is Intel Quad-Core processors. This would be very nice for at LEAST the highest end model but if all models got it that wold be great on Apples part. And finally a nice price cut would be amazing.

Macbook Air: The Air has lost its title for the thinnest laptop and I hope it can regain it. Thought the laptop that beat it the Adalmo XPS is very nice and interesting. Also a needed upgrade is the RAM. It can currently only be upgraded to 2GBs of RAM. That could go up. Next a hard drive boost would be great. But you have to appreciate that it is so thin therefore not a huge deal. Next a price cut. Pretty please Apple! I could finally own that thin laptop if you drop the price!

Mac Mini: Hope to see Quad-Core and a hard drive boost. Not much I can say about this device because it really falls under a new category for computer, therefore you cant say it is lacking because you can compare it to other computers. Its a whole new category. Price cut too just because.

Mac Pro: The power house of the Apple computers. With an 8-Core model and amazing specs! The only 2 improvements could be the Core i9 processor chip or even up to a 12-Core model. A LARGE price cut as well would be amazing and would be GREATLY appreciated.

These computers listed are the Macs that should be updated soon and the regular Macbook and the iMac were updated during the fall so if you need a computer go for the iMac and the Macbook but the others above will be updated soon so wait wait wait because you could buy one and the next day the new model comes out. Be careful Mac buyers because there are amazing things coming but we don't know for sure.

Comments Please with questions and ideas