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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Xbox One and PS4

Microsoft recently had their Xbox One reveal and it was pretty awesome to see how fast it runs, with the cloud service. Instant switching between a game, movie, Skype and even Internet browsing.

Well at least they made it look flawless during the presentation. I wonder how fast their Internet speeds were during that time. Console finally looks more like a box that is for sure, and pretty big. The specs are nice both boosting up memory and power. Even the new camera is very responsive. Plus, Xbox has finally made the move to blu-ray.

PS4 system has not been revealed yet until e3 but the controller was shown and a few demos. Same memory size as Xbox One but faster memory. PS4 controller looks different with a pad in the center. The Xbox One controller just looks like a refined version of the same one.
If you have been following the console news, I find it hard to make a decision right now.

Several questions still remain like:

Will Sony keep PlayStation network free?

Will Xbox live maintain the same annual price?

What does Sony's new system PlayStation 4 look like?

Well either system be backward-compatible?

Will the games still cost the same?

How much will the Xbox one and Playstation 4 cost?

Those are some of the questions that are still left on answered. We will definitely find out at E3 this year.

As for me, I don't pay for cable I watch regular TV and record regular TV shows every now and then. Plus, mostly watch stuff online. Will the Xbox one have a TV tuner instead of just a cable tuner? and DVR capabilities, such as Tivo?

Both systems will integrate with our smart technology such as, iPhones , iPads and other smart devices.

The future looks bright and the war to be part of your living room continues. If you can afford both systems and are a serious gamer, then you probably will just get both, but for many of you one system will be enough.

Which system will be the center of your living room?

Until next time my friends in cyber space. Leave your comments or questions below.

NavasTech

Monday, March 12, 2012

Galaxy Nexus: Houston we have a problem

Recently my brother’s Galaxy Nexus welded itself together while he was charging it. According to Verizon personal at the local store, they told him it was a bad batch. Ouch!

galaxy nexus spark with M

Searched the internet for this problem but nothing came out from searching Galaxy Nexus fusing/welding to charging cable. Nothing besides screen burned or phone getting to hot comes up. I really don’t think this is a first, but if it is then the batteries from that batch must be really not be off good quality. Ok, I did find my USB port fried, wonder if it was just replaced.

For everyone out there in forums and discussing problems with it getting to hot, that should be a concern. At least look into that problem, perhaps exchanging it for a new phone from a different batch. Just in case make sure you keep a smoke detector/fire extinguisher next to your phone as it charges. Ok, that might be taking it to the extremes but what would have happened if my brother was sound asleep and it caught fire and nothing to warn him besides the smell of smoked flesh. I’m just saying.

He was not able to retrieve any of his photos since it is the same port that is used to transfer. Luckily for him, they simply gave him a new phone with accessories needed.

Just informing the tech personal out there on the net, incase you are looking into this phone or already own one. Take caution, I rather not  say, “I told you so.”

Now if you are not experiencing any problems with the phone then congratulations and enjoy the beautiful technology.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

iPad 3: should I upgrade?

     iPad 3 formally rumored to be be called the iPad HD was unveiled today at Apple’s event. iPad 3 did not wow the audience since it’s new improvements are not that great from iPad 2’s specs.

So are you wondering if you should upgrade or jump into the tablet revolution. Well, perhaps I can help by asking yourself three questions.

1. Do I need a higher resolution camera to take pictures?

2. Do I need a faster processor (iPad)?

3. Do I need 4G LTE speeds for work/internet browsing?

Those are the questions that you should be asking yourself if you plan to upgrade. Now, if you are just starting to jump into the the tablet revolution with an iPad, then you should certainly go for it and purchase the new iPad 3. I pretty sure it will not disappoint with it’s new 5 meg. pixel camera that shoots 1080p video at 30fps., new large retina display that some many of iPhone 4 users love, plus new A5X dual core processor that has quad core graphics.

Will I upgrade my iPad 2, I don’t think so. If I had an iPad 1, then I might consider it just so I could run my programs faster and be more efficient. iPad 2 has a dual core processor which works really well. Do I like the retina display on the iPhone 4? Yes, but iPad 1,2 display is not that bad at all.
Back to the questions above, I believe if you answered yes to 2 out of the 3 questions above, then it is certainly time to upgrade. If you only answered yes to 1 question above, then re-consider it. You might be ok to hold on for another year. After all, Apple has keep it rolling with with a new upgraded product every year.

I’m actually awaiting the new iPhone 5 to be released later this year. If rumors are true, it will have a larger screen. Which might make me re-think carrying an iPad around. It might be just what I need to get my gaming on and at the same time update my blog or read something on a much smaller scale.
I sure hope this small post helped you undecided apple shoppers. For more information please visit Apple Website here

Any questions or comments, feel free to write below. Have a great day!
Navastech

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Arctic cooling saved my video card

Check out video post of installation of Artic twin cooling fan heat sink. My video card was acting up, temp was not that good when it ran with load.

Made a huge difference once I installed the new heat-sink.

Evga 250GTS cooling mod installation

Just a quick video of how it came together, instructions where ok to follow


Wait to the end of the video to see specs after installation. Had a 12 degree drop, and no more loud sound from video card under load.

Made a huge difference and now ready for battlefield 3, which beta starts September 29, 2011

NavasTech

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Steve Jobs quits

Steve Jobs has called it quits. He has officially resigned as CEO of apple, due to failing health and his own acknowledged ability to represent Apple as CEO.



Navastech

Friday, August 19, 2011

Detecting crime has become reality

Hello World, I've been absent for a while, my apologies. So what's new in the world today.

EA recently released a new Battlefield 3 trailer that shows us in great detail the cars, planes and helicopters that will be used in the new game. They have a great trailer. Just head over to YouTube and you will be able to see under EAVision channel.

In the news where reality meets fiction. You guys ever watched the movie Minority Report, staring Tom Cruse. If, you haven't, the movie is about being able to predict crimes before they actually are committed. Just like you can weather is predicted these days. In the movie, the detectives would actually be able to see the crime happen in the future and then make an arrest before it actually happened.

In real life something similar is happening. Santa Cruz, California police department have been recently equipped with high tech computers that can predict crime before it happens. Now don't get so excited, it is no Minority Report movie. This is just the beginning, through a very complicated algorithm, it detects potential areas that will be targeted. The interesting thing is that it actually gives the offices the location, time window of crime and what kind of crime.

So far since they started using it, they have arrested several people in the act. Things are moving forward with technology these days. The days of talking to each other over a handheld device is already here, which once was just a science fiction dream from sci-fi movies and T.V. shows.

What are your thoughts on that?



Navastech

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Nintendo Wii: U went the wrong way

E3 Expo has ended and from several sources on the internet, investors are not that excited about Nintendo's Wii U system that has not been unveiled yet. The only thigh that was unveiled at E3 Nintendo conference was the controller which is to be used with the new Wii U system to be brought to light in 2012.

Even after the conference ended, G4 TV's Adam Sessler was confused along with the other hosts watching the press conference live.

I can't say that I blame them. In a way now I know why Steve Jobs did not announce the new iPhone 5 or any details regarding the new phone. It would be weird if he would just show us a phone case and said, " look at how incredible this iPhone 5 cover looks , you guys can only imagine the possibilities that the new iPhone will have."

That is kind of dumb which is what Nintendo did during their press conference. We can't just go by what a controller looks like. Not even details or specs where given on the new Nintendo U coming next year. Making us just speculate on what it will be like. The bad news is that soon after the conference, several online articles where noted saying that the graphic demos used for Nintendo, where actual game demos of games being developed for PS3 and XBOX 360. Not only did Nintendo not show an actual Nintendo U system, but lied of what its games in production look like.

I myself, believe it was a mistake to show what their system was going to be capable of doing. Some quick demos that they showed during the conference still showed the same round miis used in the Wii, just at higher resolution.

This year their where no new major update of the current consoles shown or specs given. Only Sony brought forward the new PSVita which will definitely get some gamers attention with beautiful graphics, front and back touch abilities. In all Sony came up on top with their overall conference, Microsoft , then Nintendo last.