Sunday, April 19, 2015

Editorial - Goodbye Google+

Goodbye Google+

It has been months. Months of struggling. And here we are. I want to love you Google+, I really do. I've been your strongest advocate amongst my friends and family. Extolling your virtues over the other guys. We've been together for years, but now I have to let you go.

Why? It is simple. I need a better social network. I need a social network that works for me. Is there for me whenever I want it. Easy to use. Ready to go. And you just aren't it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Synology Releases The DS1515 And RS815!

If you are in the market for a NAS for home or small business, Synology has you covered today. The 5-bay DS1515 and 4-bay 1U rack mountable RS815 are now available for purchase.

Running DSM 5.1 (5.2 is in beta), the DS1515 features 4 Gigabit ethernet ports and a quad core, Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 1.4GHz CPU and 2GB ram. The RS815 runs on a Marvell Armada XP MV78230 Dual Core 1.33 GHz CPU with 1GB of ram.

You can read the full press release after the break

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review - CHAPPiE

Chappie has the rare distinction of being a movie that I both love and hate. I love it for its violence, humor, and subject matter. I hate it for its violence, humor and subject matter. I went in to Chappie expecting one type of movie, and I got a completely different type of movie. Both are the types of movies that I like, but one wasn’t the type of movie I was wanting to see.

If that sounds confusing, don’t worry, I’ll elaborate.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

PlayStation Vue, Is It Worth The Effort??

So, Sony's attempt to grab cord cutter is out today. PlayStation Vue has launched in 3 US regions today. What starts as a great idea, streaming live TV with dvr features, quickly turns sour when you see the pricing. For $49-69, depending on the plan you want, gets you the equivalent of basic cable for the same price or more!!! At $30, it would be a perfect compliment to Netflix, Hulu and others, but the prices sony want for a service that ONLY works on the PS3 and PS3 right now seems like a project destined to fail. Where I am, $60 a month would net me a basic cable package with HD that includes more channels. Others may be able to snag basic WITH a premium channel for around the same or less! While the idea is sound, pricing kills it!

What do you think??

Source: Sony

Editorial - A Google Lover's Lament

First, a confession. I am a Google whore. If there is one company whose products and services I completely swoon over, it’s Google. From Search to Google+, I use them all. I love the tight integration across apps and services. And all for my favorite price...FREE.

I also adore Android. What a great OS! So well woven into all of Google’s services and apps that I can’t imagine using any other OS for my phone. I’ve had a slew of Android phones and tablets. All of which have done everything I could hope for at the time except for one glaring detail...

I am an artist. I love to draw. At home, I had a standard desktop computer and a Wacom Cintiq 12wx drawing tablet. As an artist, there was nothing better than being able to create right in my computer. Except being able to create wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted. It’s because of this desire that I said goodbye to my Cintiq 12wx, my Nexus 7 tablet and invested heavily in a Surface Pro 2. As an artist, this device has been invaluable to my art. But this isn’t a Surface Pro review. And I promise that I’m coming to a point.

Friday, March 13, 2015

It's Friday The 13th, So Jason Voorhees Returns to Do What He Does Best!

Well, it's official, the Crystal Lake Slasher and nightmare of all teens by a lake at night, Jason Voorhees, will make his video game return doing what he does best. Brutally killing all in sight! Today it was announced that Jason will be joining the Mortal Kombat X cast. How appropriate for the announcement to be made on Friday the 13th! On the downside, last gen players will have to suffer with a delay.

Source: Shoryuken

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Synology's DSM 5.2 Beta Now Available!

As the title didn't give it away, Synology has released the latest beta for its DiskStation Manager this morning. DSM 5.2 hits public beta with new features like AppArmor, SMB 3 Encryption, Docker integration and more! We personally haven't had issues with previous beta releases and can't wait to try this out!

Read the full press release after the break

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mad Catz And Capcom Announce Street Fighter V Controllers!

Last week Mad Catz announced it's coming back with Rock Band instruments, and this week we are going back to the streets! Mad Catz announced this morning that they will be bringing Street Fighter V FighSticks and FightPads to the PS4 as well as being a Premiere Sponsor for the Capcom Pro Tour!

Now, with Street Fighter V speculated to drop Spring 2016, that's a long wait for both SFV and these controllers!

Read the full press release after the break

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HyperDimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 PC Impressions

HyperDimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 is the third iteration of this game released in the US. First on the PlayStation 3 by NIS, the "Re;Birthed"  on the Vita and now the PC by Idea Factory International. With that said, instead of doing a review of the game that has been reviewed multiple times on 2 other platforms, we figured giving our impressions on the PC version would be more appropriate.

So, what did we think?? Read after the break!