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3DTV or Not to 3DTV, is that the Question? October 8, 2010

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3D or Not to 3D, is that the Question?

Originally I had little to no interest in 3D TVs. I had never got around to seeing a movie at the cinema, in 3D, and so my initial exposure was a very brief demo of an early prototype,  and it left me wondering what all the fuss was about. As the demo was trying to show this pre-production prototype 3DTV to as many people as possible, I only got to view about 20 seconds of a 3D game. It suffered from whats known as cross talk(where the stereo images don’t align) making it fuzzy and blurred, and this also diminished the 3D effect. Not a good way to start.

Nothing had leaped out of the screen at me, and I walked away thinking *meh* why bother. My next exposure to 3D was on a proper production model, and it was a Revelation. All the crosstalk was gone and the image was razor sharp and in full 3D effect. Now I was thinking maybe there is something to this 3D thing. I think the industry hasn’t done itself any favors, by always  having things coming out of the TV (in advertising), when in reality, whats really cool about 3D is how deep into the TV the image goes. Sure you do get some things coming out of the TV screen, but what 3D does really well is the sense of depth you get into the TV screen.

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Some Very Cool New Kicks (FEIT) August 28, 2010

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FEIT MOC MID BLACK

Sometimes in life you come across something that is just a little bit special. You might nsot be sure how you found it, or why it entered your life, but you know without doubt that your life is that little bit better, now you have found it.  For me finding a small Australian Shoe company FEIT was just such an occasion.


My MOC MID Black FEIT Sneaker

FEIT do things a little differently to other shoe companies, and that is reflected in the products they produce. Rather than making cheap mass produced shoes like so many other companies, FEIT source the finest materials, and then hand make shoes using traditional, labour intensive methods, to produce quality products in very limited numbers.

Tull and Josh Price have created a company with a vision. After  reading about their vision and how they go about things, I decided to invest some of my hard earned, and make a purchase, and find out for myself just how well their vision comes to fruition in their final product. I was not disappointed, so much so that I  have now pre-ordered anotherpair of shoes from them(Superclean Elk Blue).

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SONY Z128-The Holy Grail of Laptops ? June 2, 2010

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The Holy Grail of Laptops ?

SONY VAIO VPCZ128GGX (Australian model)(Now Z138)

Sony VAIO Z128 laptop

I have been selling computers for many years and its always been the case that what users wanted was a fast, powerful, light weight, laptop with great battery life. This has always been a contradiction as you could have great battery life but had to give up performance or you could have great performance at the cost of lightness and battery life. Well the Sony Z128 may have actually done the impossible and produced a laptop that is light weight, powerful and fast, and has awesome battery life.

SONY has delved deep into the exotic parts bin to do this, and that is reflected in the price. The Sony Z128 isn’t cheap, but that’s to be expected when you have components like Solid State drives, intels high end I7 processor, 8GB of fast DDR3 ram, and carbon composite/precision billet aluminium construction. The LED backlit LCD display is a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. The Sony VAIO Z128 design makes me think of a formula 1 car, as no part of the design has been compromised, and exotic parts are used when there is a benefit. This results in the Sony VAIO Z128 delivering in spades, in all areas of performance.

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Wordpress app for iPhone April 28, 2010

Posted by kewlhunter in Apple, cell phone, cool, gadget, Iphone, kewl, mobile phone, tech, Technology, Utilities.
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I have just added this app and so naturally I had to do a post from my iPhone. I am not that keen on typing a big post this way, as the iPhone just isn’t ideal for that. The app is free which is always a good thing and was very easy to set up and start blogging with.

I guess this is a test run so I will add to this once I have played around with it some more…ok, I am now back on my netbook but the first part was posted from my iPhone. The lack of a spell check is one feature that I missed straight away but that just means you will have to put up with some typo’s when I post from my iPhone until I can get on here via my PC and fix them…sorry in advance 🙂  Feels a little like I am gorilla blogging< note I just coined this term 🙂 (28 April 2010)

Creating a new post is very easy, as this post proves. The app saves post as an initial draft. I struggled a little to post at first but once I found that ticking published(in status option) by touching it, I had my first from my iPhone post. The app obviously isn’t as comprehensive as publishing from a PC, but looks like all you need to get job done. I will no doubt post then log in later to clean up anything I post this way, like I am now.

The app looks great as far as navigating a blog goes and the interface is clean and simple. I think it will prove very handy as I can take pics when I am out and about and add them with a post quite easily. I will hold off rating this app as I have had too little time to evaluate it yet, but so far, it’s all good

SONY XEL-1 OLED Digital TV April 28, 2010

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SONY XEL-1 OLED TV

Sony XEL-1 OLED Digital TV

Sony XEL-1 OLED Digital TV

I recently purchased this amazing little digital TV, and yes it is a small TV, with a screen that is 11.1 inch , butas it is for use on my bedside table, the size isn’t an issue. It is arguably the coolest TV on the planet and is the worlds first OLED TV.  This Digital TV uses OLED technology for the display. OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. OLED screens use organic materials that emit light when an electrical current is passed through them. This has several advantages over the more common LCD panels, most of us have as a TV or computer monitor. LCD screens rely on a backlight to generate the picture. This means the screens are lit from behind and can suffer from light leaking through and so they have trouble displaying a true deep black. OLED screens can turn off individual pixels to produce stunning blacks and brilliant contrast that no other display technology can match. It is also extremely energy efficient.

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Alpine eX-10 Ipod/Iphone Hands free kit, with screen February 3, 2010

Posted by kewlhunter in Alpine, Apple, cell phone, cool, Driving, gadget, Hands Free Kit, Iphone, kewl, mobile phone, Music, sound, tech, Technology.
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Alpine eX-10

I have just installed the Alpine eX-10 into my car. This unit was originally several hundred dollars but is now discontinued and can be found much cheaper. Amazon have it for $US44.95 Click here. I paid a little more as I saw it online cheap and didn’t do any research. At this price its an absolute bargain and there is nothing that comes close at the price or even at 4 times the price IMO. Display screen image

The Alpine eX-10 is a combination of devices. Its a Bluetooth handsfree kit for your mobile phone. Its an Ipod/Iphone interface for your stereo, and it is also a display for both, that can be mounted so you don’t have to take your eyes too far off the road to use it.

The Alpine eX-10 comes with a control box that can be mounted out of sight, a 2.4 inch display, that can be easily mounted to your dash. It also comes with a microphone for the hands free function, and a remote control, to drive it all. Some may wonder about using a remote control while driving, but as this remote allows you to feel your way around it with a series of bumps on the buttons, it is actually a lot safer than using the phone  or MP3 player whilst driving, as it doesn’t require you to look at the buttons. read full article here

MICROSOFT GIVING AWAY FREE STUFF ? January 8, 2010

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Microsoft Giving Away Free Stuff ?

Microsoft aren’t really famous for free software but they have some cool stuff that is totally free. I have rounded up all I can find and am posting it here. There is everything from cool themes for your Windows 7 machine to Virtual PCs to run older operating systems on your Windows Computer. read full article here

Logitech G 27 Racing Wheel January 7, 2010

Posted by kewlhunter in Computer, cool, G 27, Gaming, kewl, logitech, Playstation 3, Steering wheel, tech, Technology.
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LOGITECH G27 RACING WHEEL for PS3 and PC

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel for PC and PS3

I love racing games and although I am happy to use a standard joy-pad controller for most games, its just not right for driving games. A proper wheel with pedals is the only way to go. When you drive a real car, you don’t have a button that’s on or off for an accelerator or brake, you have a pedal that you can be held at 70% through a corner, and then planted at the apex. You can modulate the brake when your on dirt to prevent lock up. A switch just doesn’t give you that control. read full article here

Samsung 32″ Series 6 LED LCD TV December 28, 2009

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Samsung 32″ Series 6 LED LCD TV

Amazon.com Buy Samsung 32-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV

Well my old TEAC CRT TV was giving up the ghost. It took about 20 attempts to get it turned on and then you couldn’t change channels for at least 2 minutes or it would shut down again. Clearly it was time for a new TV. I decided that due to space I have and the distance I sit from the TV, I couldn’t go bigger than a 32″. Unfortunately most brands only have their better technology in 40″ and above. This is a real pity as I am very fussy about picture quality, having sold TVs for over 15 years, I was quite happy to pay for a decent picture. read full article here

Moon Landings not Faked!!! December 21, 2009

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Moon Landings not Faked!!!

As someone who was around when man first landed on the Moon, I have always been annoyed by claims it was faked. At the time we went out side at night and watched the space craft fly across the night sky, just as NASA told us it would. As we had far less light pollution then it was easy to see the moving satellite in the night sky and I always wondered how NASA could have put a satellite into orbit, then made it disappear and then reappear(just like it had gone to the Moon and back). Turns out they didn’t, they just sent men to the Moon instead. Faking may have been cheaper but much harder to co-ordinate IMO. read full article here