Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Unlocking your device is legal


As some of you may recall due to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, unlocking your device became illegal, which was a major disappointment to consumers all around the U.S. To some of you out there unlocking your device may not have been the  number one thing on your priority list but I guess it's all about choice right? We want the choice to choose which carrier we want to be with and if that carrier fails to meet our current mobile/networking needs it's simply time to change.
Over a year later since unlocking your device became illegal, we have a clear indication that the petition which was up on the White House's We the People site was proven to be majorly effective. President Obama has signed into the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The White House said that there were over 144,000 signatures in relation to the matter. The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act was approved by the House of Representatives.
The White House said that " As long as their phone is compatible and they have compiled with their contracts, consumers will now be able to enjoy the freedom of taking their mobile service-and a phone they already own-to the carrier that best fits their needs."
Everything seems super awesome so far right? Well there is one more thing. This ruling will be reconsidered a year from now and if all is a good then the ruling will only be reconsidered every three years after that. Have fun unlocking all of your devices and lets hope that unlocking your device will continue to stay legal.
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Source: TechnoBuffalo

Monday, 4 August 2014

My next handheld device


What's up everyone? There comes a time in everybody's life when you simply don't look on your mobile device the same way you used to the first day you got it. You start to focus more on the negatives rather than the positives and you begin to feel like the phone is out to get you. By that I mean the phone would take a really long period of time in order to boot up or that the buttery smooth experience which was once a joy, is no longer present. We've all been there people and I'm starting to feel the very same way about my iPhone 4. Yes I said it, the iPhone 4. I've had the device since it was first released back in 2010 and I have never felt the need to change it annually like other people do.
We are currently in the month of August and a lot of cool devices have been announced so far such as the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy s5 which is an amazing device but there has got to be something better out there, there just has to be. With that idea on my mind I decided to do a little bit more research in terms of the pure android experience and some of my readers probably already know where this is going. If not, here are some hints which will surely get you people going KitKat, stunning display, wireless charging. Yes people my next handheld device of choice is the one and only Nexus 5.
The Nexus series has always taken tech reviewers and people all around the world by surprise mainly due to the fact that the device is an affordable monster. A couple of nights ago I was watching a comparison video between the iPhone 5s and the Nexus 5 and the results which I saw were outstanding. Even though the Nexus may have only been a few seconds quicker than the iPhone its still something right? It just truly shows that you don't need to pay a crap load of money in order to get a top of the range device.
The phone features a beautiful 4.95 inch 1920 by 1080 display, a Snapdragon 800, 2.26GHz processor, its the first phone to have Android's latest software the Android 4.4 KitKat. It has a 1.3MP front facing camera which I'm not overly concerned about and an 8MP rear facing camera with optical image stabilization. The great thing is that the phone is incredibly light weighing in at 4.59 ounces (130g). For those of you who may be concerned about the battery life of this device I have some bad news for you. Due to the fact that the phone is incredibly thin and light it means that there wasn't much room for a huge battery which means that you probably will not be able to go a full day without having to charge the device, especially if you're going to have that LTE network running in the background.
On the bright side the device is available in three colors, Black, White and Red and you can either purchase a 16GB or 32GB  version of the device. By the way for those of you out there who have a colorful personality you can always pick up a nice case which looks cool and protects your device at the same time.
Overall this device is everything I need in order to communicate with all of you out there via Twitter and scoping out the latest pieces of games and tech via the super quick web browser, Google Chrome. Let me know in the comments below if you are also thinking of picking this one up or if you already own this fantastic device and let me know what your overall experience with the device is.
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Source: Nexus 5

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Why a MacBook Pro?


What's up everyone? A few months back during the month of February I suddenly began to find video editing and the whole editing process quite intriguing. I did some research in relation to editing software and I came across Sony Vegas movie studio which was considered as one of the best software's on the market. (I don't use it now, it's another story) Without hesitation I jumped onto Amazon and bought the software. I quickly got the hang of things and everything was exactly the way I had imagined it but I couldn't help to notice that the laptop computer which I was using was terrible.
The laptop was slow and often became unresponsive when the software was running. Whenever I tried to render the finished product it would shut down completely where I would then be welcomed by a nice black start up screen which would ask me if I would like to "Start Windows normally." It was a pain but luckily it got me to where I am today and actually landed me my first editing job for a pretty big company. With the money which I had earned over there I decided to invest it in a custom built PC which is an absolute beast. Video editing is nice and smooth and movies are fully rendered within 5 minutes which is a major improvement from the crappy laptop which would take 2-3 hours to render the same movie. I love my custom beast to death but there's yet another problem which I have encountered.
As a writer, short film maker and a photographer my job consists of me travelling quite a lot. I love to travel don't get me wrong but I have noticed that a lot of my clients want to have a lot of things edited in a very short period of time or even there and then and as you can see I need something which is strong in terms of raw computing power, but which also looks stylish and appealing to look at. That's why I have decided to invest another sum of money towards the 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.
The reason why I have decided to go for this particular laptop is its light and easy to carry around. It looks cool wherever you go and it has a beautiful display which is great when showing photos and videos to potential clients. The Pro is a pretty strong laptop in terms of computing power and will definitely get the job done in a few hours when I'm staying at a hotel room or when I'm flying from A to B. It's also nice knowing that I have a nice and reliable companion by my side when travelling the world.
Here's where I need your help people, for anyone that's a MacBook user let me know what you think of the machine in the comments below and for anyone who is currently editing on a laptop let me know what make and model you have and would you recommend it.
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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Tekken 7 will be powered by unreal engine 4


Whenever Sony launch a new console they only make the console available in one primary color and that is black. As the months go by people always begin to question whether the console will be available in any other color and the answer to that is yes. Sony have been doing the old color add on since the PlayStation 2 and recently in an interview with a gaming site called GameOne Mr. Shuhei Yoshida has announced that a white PlayStation 4 will be available on Sept. 9 as part of the Destiny bundle.

The white PlayStation 4 will also be available for purchase as a standalone without a copy of the game after the bundle is released. Mr. Yoshida explained that the white standalone version of the console will only be available for purchase throughout Europe and did not mention anything about the white standalone version making its way to the United States or Japan.


The white PlayStation 4 looks pretty sweet and it may be enough for me to upgrade from the black. I'm moving out in a month anyway so it would be nice to go from one console to another. Let me know what you think in the comments below and make sure to follow me on Twitter for regular updates and news about the site and if you liked what you have read here be sure to click that follow button for the latest game and tech news.
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Source: IGN

Amazon wants to test drones outdoors


A few months back Amazon have created a flying drone which can deliver a small package to the consumer in less than 30 minutes. The drone is capable of carrying an object which weighs around 5 pounds and can reach a maximum speed of 50 mph. The idea is really cool and if you're ordering something small like a HDMI cable or a keyboard for your computer you would not have to wait a few days for it to arrive. I'm guessing that the drone would appeal to many people especially those who need something urgently.
A few days ago my video editing software refused to function properly and I needed it in order to finish a video for a company. I checked the quick delivery box and even with that delivery method selected it took one day for the new software to arrive. One day may not seem like such a long time but in my case it was. The next morning the company had called me and said that they needed the film in a few hours and I could not be late. I began to worry a little bit but luckily the delivery guy brought my software one hour before the project had to be sent off. These type of situations occur all the time and these delivery drones may be the answer to all of them.
According to LA times Amazon wants an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration which say that businesses can test drones only indoors, saying it needs to conduct research flights for its experimental and not yet functioning delivery system, Amazon Prime Air, in the outdoors.
In the letter which Amazon have sent to the FAA, Amazon says that they want to be subject to the same regulation as hobbyists and manufactures of model aircraft  groups that are allowed to fly outdoors.
In my opinion as long as these drones don't randomly come falling out of the sky or try to attack me I'm fine with the idea and I can't wait to see these drones in action. Let me know what you think people and make sure to follow me on Twitter for regular updates and news about the site. If you liked what you've read here click that follow button for the latest game and tech news.
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Source: latimes

Apple placed order for 68 Million iPhone 6 units


We are halfway through the month of July and this is usually the time when Apple writes their letter to Santa Claus asking for millions of iPhones because they were such a good company all year long. 2014 has been going pretty quick and at this rate September is right around the corner.
According to a report from Taiwan's Business Weekly, Apple had ordered an incredible amount of new handsets for the phones launch which is set for September. This year Apple has ordered twice as many handsets as it did for the iPhone 5. Apple is allegedly coming out with two models of the iPhone a 4.7 inch model for those who don't feel the need to walk around with the 5.5 inch model which will also be available in September.
Considering that this is usually the time when Apple places the order for its handsets it all seems to be going according to plan. The only mystery which remains is whether the company has placed an order for the 4.7 inch unit or the 5.5? I for one can't wait for the launch of the iPhone 6 and allegedly the iPhone 6 is meant to be packing an A8 processor which is a nice upgrade from the A7 processor chip.
Let me know people if you're planning on picking this device up or if you're upgrading to a different phone in general. Follow me on Twitter for regular updates and news about the site and if you like what you have read here be sure to click that follow button for the latest game and tech news.
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Source: TechnoBuffalo

White PS4 part of Destiny bundle


Whenever Sony launch a new console they only make the console available in one primary color and that is black. As the months go by people always begin to question whether the console will be available in any other color and the answer to that is yes. Sony have been doing the old color add on since the PlayStation 2 and recently in an interview with a gaming site called GameOne Mr. Shuhei Yoshida has announced that a white PlayStation 4 will be available on Sept. 9 as part of the Destiny bundle.
The white PlayStation 4 will also be available for purchase as a standalone without a copy of the game after the bundle is released. Mr. Yoshida explained that the white standalone version of the console will only be available for purchase throughout Europe and did not mention anything about the white standalone version making its way to the United States or Japan.
The white PlayStation 4 looks pretty sweet and it may be enough for me to upgrade from the black. I'm moving out in a month anyway so it would be nice to go from one console to another. Let me know what you think in the comments below and make sure to follow me on Twitter for regular updates and news about the site and if you liked what you have read here be sure to click that follow button for the latest game and tech news.
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