Thursday, March 31, 2011

Newly released Amazon Cloud Player

For all of you music lovers out there(TheeArteest) I have something amazing. Amazon has just released their Cloud Music Player. If you have never heard of Cloud Computing then please proceed to click that link. I plan to do a more in-depth post on cloud computing at a later date. The one thing I want to say about this Cloud Player is that Amazon continues to deliver on quality products. The setup for this Cloud Player is quite simple. Log into or create an account and you will be greeted with a message informing you of the new Cloud Player. Users will be given 5gb of free storage with any song being downloaded from the Amazon music store not counting against that 5gb maximum. Once uploaded to the cloud you will be able to listen to your music from any computer in the world, and also from your Android mobile device. Amazon as taken the first step toward the future of computing as we know it. Imagine having access to all of your files, photos, music, etc across multiple devices. Now that Amazon has done this you can be sure that other major competitors (Google, Apple) will quickly reveal their plans for cloud computing.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Future: now in 3D

This past week the largest exhibition of mobile technology for the coming year took place: CTIA 2011, and I have to say it was a large step forward for the mobile industry. The link above leads to a recap of the total events of the CTIA convention but I will be focusing on the 3D aspects of the convention in this post. Before we begin our discussion I must issue a disclaimer: I personally am having a hard time understanding why a person would need a 3D phone or television, but I am aware of the growing tread and I can see that 3D will be HUGE. 3D technology has been adopted much faster then LCD, Blue-ray, or Plasma ever were. Two 3D phones were introduced at this convention HTC EVO 3D for sprint, and LG's Thrill 4G for AT&T.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kinect Helps The Blind See

Let me preface this post by dispelling a common misconception about "hackers". Most people think of hackers as people who break into computer networks, and have malicious intentions. Hacker has become synonymous with criminal. However the term hacker has quite a few meanings associated with it. A hacker can be a person "who makes innovative customizations or combinations of retail electronic and computer equipment" (Wikipedia). 

While browsing around for new gadgets and other technological news I happened to stumble across this intriguing story of how an intrepid group of hackers have used a Microsoft Kinect to help the blind see. Yea you read that correctly. This really shows the ingenuity of these hackers, everyday I spend looking at the latest technologies I am amazed at the things people are doing with electronics. Video after the break.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It's Just Business

China is known as the biggest market for knock-offs and fakes in the world. It's usually easy to spot these technological fakes because they have names such as BlockBerry instead of BlackBerry, or Nokla instead of Nokia. But every once in a while the fine engineers of knock-off goods produce such an outstanding replica that I wouldn't be able to blame you for having to look twice. Take this phony HTC Evo 4G, these guys have no qualms with even copying the same Sprint logo and promise of 4G.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Apple iPad2: The Breakdown

Here it is folks the highly anticipated iPad2 :

As you can see it maintains the unique design that Apple has become synonymous with. But what we really want to know is why is this thing worth buying? The iPad2 will be released on Friday, March 11th, with pricing beginning at $499 for 16gb wifi only version and $629 for the wifi+3G version. But if that is not enough to convince you to buy this device then you and I are of one mind. But worry not there is more information on this "magical" device after the break.