It all started Monday morning on June 10 under sunny skies at the annual E3 convention in Los Angeles where the video game industry showed off its newest wares. Among the presenters was none other than Sony and its new PS4 video game machine.
As the PlayStation 4 was revealed to the press, Jack Tretton, President of Sony Computer
Entertainment of America, said something that drew enormous cheers and applause from the audience.
He simply stated that there will be no restrictions or hoops to jump through when playing new or used PS4 games, and there would be no requirement to log in every day to Sony servers to play games users already owned. More...
On Wednesday February 20 in New York City, Sony introduced its successor to its PlayStation 3 and from the looks of it, it may help Sony regain some of the lost ground it has given up to Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 video game consoles in the past few years.
For starters those who attended the press conference was told the new PS4 was similar to a “supercharged PC.” These words were not uttered in hyperbole as the PlayStation 4 sports an eight-core processor. That’s right, eight cores.
With this much power, you could probably calculate the next probe launch trajectory to the moon and back. But one thing is certain, that extra power under the hood will definitely mean a boost in performance in processing graphics and other game tasks with ease. More...
Today’s DSLRs offer features and abilities that would have sounded like science fiction 25 years ago. But they are, indeed, electronic marvels that allow photography fans to shoot, manipulate, edit, and enhance their images to produce wonderfully beautiful photos.
If you’re in the market for a DSLR or are thinking about upgrading to one, we’ll help you by listing some of the best entry-level DSLRs money can buy.
First things first
A DSLR or digital single lens reflex camera is a fancy way of just saying that you are seeing what the camera sees by viewing the scene through the lens of the camera. This small engineering feat is done by a mirror which reflects the image into the viewfinder or LCD display screen. It swings out of the way when you take the photo.
DSLRs are known for their ability to use different interchangeable lens to adapt for different shooting situations. If you’re at a sporting event and want to get a close-up of one of the players, a zoom lens is what you’ll use. If you’re in a crowded room and want to get a photo of everyone in the party, you’d switch to a wide angle lens.
This interchangeability of lenses gives the photographer more creative freedom; and there are all sorts of special lenses that will help to do this.
DSLRs are powerful image processing units that can help you to adjust to shooting situations such as low-light, color balance, focusing, quick action, and much more. In addition, DSLRs can also shoot video. More...
By Frank Ling
Whether you’re at the gym, taking a nice walk or just relaxing, listening to your favorite tunes during these times is something that almost everyone likes to do. Today’s MP3 players have come a long way since the introduction of Apple’s iPod in 2001--MP3 players now come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and price ranges.
If you’re in the market for a good MP3 player, we’ll help you try to choose a MP3 player that’s just right for you.
Lots of options
MP3 players have evolved to a state where you can watch videos on them, use them as pedometers, play games, and even surf the Internet. The features for MP3 players range from simple devices that just play music to full-blown miniature multimedia units.
More features are not necessarily better. If your primary goal is to have a simple but reliable MP3 player, these models range in price from $30 to around $60. Basic features should include a display screen and a minimum of 2GB of storage or more.
For MP3 players that have more advanced features such as video playback, and other options, higher end units will cost about $150 and up. More...
By Frank Ling
If you want to see some sparks fly among dedicated gamers and smartphone users, just mention that smartphones are as good as handheld game consoles for gaming---you’ll witness some intense debates on the subject and in some cases, perhaps a bit of yelling, too.
To clear the air, we’ll try to give a general overview of the two types of devices and make a determination on which one wins in terms of being the best portable mobile video game platform.
Handheld game consoles
When it comes to these types of gaming machines, Nintendo rules the pack as far as the selection of different models. They range from the standard versions such as the DS Lite to Nintendo’s crowning achievement, the 3DS, which offers three-dimensional graphics that pop right out of the screen without wearing special glasses.
Sony offers three handheld gaming machines; the Sony PSP ( PlayStation Portable) that allows gamers to play from Sony’s library of old and new games; the PSP Go, a smaller edition of the PSP; and the recently launched Sony Vita that sports a quad-core processor, super-fast performance, 3G connectivity, and other upgrades.More...