Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hulu to charge customers for viewing video?

Well news is coming in from everywhere that Hulu is going to start charging customers to view at least some of the content on the website. Jonathan Miller spoke about this to the Hollywood reporter last week, we are not sure when Hulu might start to do this but It is most probably going to happen soon. So a heads up not to get too attached to all the free High-def content on Hulu. 
Well of course its too late for a lot of people who love Hulu for free content on there online TV shows. I personally think they should not do this because they are sure to loose a lot of business because people will start to hate Hulu for doing that.
The question:
Would you pay for the content on Hulu?

Which web browser suits you?

If you are still confused about which web browser is the simplest and best to use this article just might help you out! These are the three most used web browsers than I recommend you download if you don't have them yet.
lets start with the web browser I prefer to use: Firefox
I prefer to use Firefox because it has a lot of features that you can download to make your experience on the web the most comfortable. This browser works on all types of computers Mac, PC or whatever! Don’t like the way your browser looks? You don’t have to worry about that because in Firefox you can download themes that fit your life style. With over 5000 Add-ons for free on Firefox’s website its really cool and convenient.

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What about Safari?
Safari 4 from apple is very… good? it has a really sleek design and looks and feels comfortable to use. Like Firefox Safari has add-ons too but a lot less more like 150 features. More over Safari is a safe browser you can set up parental controls easily and a lot more. Click here to view all the features on Safari. What I don’t like about Safari is that apple concentrates more on Apple customers than people who just downloaded the browser for free, they have more features recommended to Mac owners than the rest of the population.


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Internet Explorer:
Internet Explorer is my least recommended browser it does not have a lot of features and with out the right protection you could get a virus or spyware on your computer before you know. Microsoft obviously did not spend much time on creating Internet Explorer and until they sit down and concentrate on the browser its at the bottom of the food chain. I am not going to completely put down the browser it still has a lot of features that come with it that make it a good browser which is really easy to use.



Safari 4.0
Internet Explorer 8
Note: All of these browsers include at least some personalization when downloaded such as customizing the font, security etc.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mac VS. PC?

Well this debate has been going on for a while, and the question is who is the best? tell me what you think but so you don’t have to run out and do a bunch of research I did some for you baiscly on lap tops but I have some information on a base computer too enjoy!
MAC: Comes with a state of the art graphics for the gamers(the name of the chip is called the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M). One-hundred and sixty GB’s of storage, comes standard with a 2GB RAM. Comes with a powerful 2.13GHz intel Core 2 Duo, and provides a fast 1066MHz and 3MB of shared L2 cache so you are set to get the job done in a few seconds! With a 802.11 wireless capabilities you will not be having any WI-FI problems anytime soon. That's all of the “advanced” software built in to the MAC now for the hardware: 2 USB ports, Audio Jacks(in and out), Mini-DVI port to extend your Mac Book desktop by connecting an external display, Mag safe power adapter( which is very useful its just a magnetic connection rather than a physical one so if you trip over your cable it wont make your Mac Book flying across the room but just slipping cleanly off the adapter not damaging the cable or the system), a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a convenient Kingston Lock Slot. The Mac Book also comes with a built in iSight camera, you can use this for iChat and video sharing is a piece of cake. And the Disk Drive which is standard on every laptop and base computer.
The features you get with a standard Mac are important too and there are a lot of them, such as the Mac has iTunes built in to the laptop, there is more software for people who have a lot of features like the face recognition program, every new Mac has a iSight camera so you can chat with people instantly, a state of the art GPS system is also built in to the system, and a lot more features like this(yes there are so many that this post would take up a lot more space to write about them). whymac_macosx_4_20090608
Lets not forget the price of the system which right now in best buy is $1,000 dollars for a standard one and a pro costs $1,199.99 and then the Aluminum Pro costs $1,699.99(the color makes the difference). The new Mac Book Air costs about $1,800 and the small but efficient Mac mini costs $600.
Now the PC: There are many PC’s in this world, a lot of companies base there whole product industry on Microsoft’s operating system, DELL, Gateway, and a lot, lot more! A PC has about the same features as a Mac it just depends on which company you are buying the PC from. HP is a good company to buy a PC from they have a lot more features built in to the system, PC’s range from about 200$ and up. Every PC has a windows Vista operating system (unless you still have the older version, Not saying that's bad XP has more features than Vista!), windows Vista has not gotten really good results because there were a lot of problems with it such as it asks too man questions and so on and so forth. OK back to the subject a standard PC laptop doesn't have anything too fancy, two USB ports a disk drive, an up to date video card, efficient RAM, 14-image19 inches in screen size, and a wireless card. 
Lets not forget that the majority of laptop owners in the United States have PC’s (like me) and this is because the PC’s come in a cheaper price and they get the job done. Especially in this recession PC sales have been up and Mac sales are down.
Tell me what you think about my research and which system you would prefer[Mac or PC?].

Playstation Go- the review

The PSP GO is a small computer that fits in you pocket. I say this because of the features:
  • 16 GB flash memory built in.
  • The best games you can get on a portable device(well the one with the best graphics).
  • Games, Music, Movies, an MP3 MP4 players, with an internet browser and more!
  • 3.8 inch LCD screen
  • Adaptable to TiVo TOGO or Location Free TV or Skype
  • Parental controls
  • Bluetooth compatible

    The PSP GO comes in two colors pearl white and piano black:

It a slide to open system so when you are watching a movie you can close the screen for a better look! The PSP Go is not like a normal portable gaming system you can customize your own background with templates that you get off the internet browser on your PSP(or you can make your own background if you have a PS3). Now the Internet browser is really good in fact you have a lot of features on the internet you can choose from(I know there are better internet browsers on the Iphone or other phones but this is a gaming system with a really good internet browser). If you want to know why I say it is a really good game player well here it is: if you are looking in to graphics on the go this is the system for you, games you get on the PS3 or the Xbox 360 are on the PSP(Gran Turismo, Madden NFL 2010 and more!). Great online game player too.

The official price of the PSP is two-hundred and fifty dollars, I personally disagree with the price because it cant do much more than what the other PSP systems could other than the flip screen and that's about it. Would you buy this or would you buy some thing like the iPod touch which is a lot cheaper? and most importantly do you like the new gadget?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Optical Illusions that boggle you mind

I found eight optical illusions that really mess with your mind I don't know what it is but these pictures seem to move when they really are not…

image                                       A photo from Flickr if you look at the almond shaped objects

they seem to move.


A photo from Flickr, Look at the center of the picture if you stair at this one long enough you will notice a fast pulsing multi-colored vortex.



Another photo from Flickr, the blue almond shaped objects look as if they are passing over each other.


A photo from Flickr, stare at the middle of the square it almost feels like it is bulging out at you.


Brought to you by Flickr, there is no real way to explain what this picture I would say it kind of looks like a kaleidoscope.


Courtesy of Paco Calvino, the black and white lines make it look like there are various depths in the image showing a bunch of different entry ways to the center of the picture.


Photo courtesy of Toad A. Carpenter, stare at the center of the picture it feels like the rings on the outside are moving.


Brought to you by Angie Armstrong, these purple green and white stars feel as if they are moving… don’t stare at them too long or you might get a little nauseated.