Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category

The Final Stand

Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by Vince No Comments




The internet’s been running for about 40 years. That being said, it’s had a grueling past, but none as grudging as this. The government, of all systems, is making the attempt to take away our second amendment. They are sneaking their way past the Constitution to put past a bill to deliver them more power and access into your lives. This is quite a problem and may come out shocking to most, as this bill is not in favor by most of the American people. This bill, proposed last year and this year as CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) is a bill that causes more harm than good. This monstrosity has been going for over a year now, and it’s taking it’s toll as it’s passing is quite a struggle. The fine line that it stands between is a decision battle between the U.S. Senate and Congress. It’s quite a mess, and I may quit the internet if this proposed bill passes. This entanglement, if you will, is quite larger than the name reveals. The name only contradicts the internal intentions of said proposed bills. We’ll keep you updated as we get more news on it. Stay tuned on this topic. Thanks.

1 person likes this post.


I love coding and re-visioning the web. Designing it and redesigning it. Pixel by pixel. And technology and news rule my life. Check out my stories here and you shall truly see what I mean.

Windows 8, a leap into a new market

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012 by Vince No Comments

The much anticipated software for tablets will be hitting shelves across the world next friday as Microsoft launches Windows 8, a new os on a new market.  The software is built for both desktop and tablet interface, with both multitouch and mouse support.  But will it sell?  That’s the market Microsoft’s about to enter as it intends for users not only to use this for tablets, but also on desktops.  But the problem is that the multitouch desktops and touchsmarts have a small market, and most of the market is desktop.  And with a desktop world being introduced to apps and scrollbars for tiles, this might not end well for the desktop users.  As for new tablet owners, the effect will be evolutionary.  It’s a step up from the average tablet software, offering the ease the Ipad never gave you.  The speed up at start up and shut down is incredible.  Check out the commercials below, and this had better be your new tablet.

Commercial #1:

Commercial #2

Commercial #3


Be the first to like.


I love coding and re-visioning the web. Designing it and redesigning it. Pixel by pixel. And technology and news rule my life. Check out my stories here and you shall truly see what I mean.

Huawei Bringing In Disrespect For America

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 by Vince No Comments


I know I’ve been slow on news recently, but I’ve been really busy.

Recently, Huawei appeared as a huge headline and debate over 60 Minutes on building our next telecommunications system.  You could say that’s not a bad thing, if you haven’t heard the whole story.  The company, Huawei, if you didn’t know incorporated some of the first 4G systems into their company.  Now, that isn’t the worst part.  The worst part is that the they are a Chinese company.  And with a Chinese company building your country’s bridge to the future leads to further problems.  Not only does this seem like a government scam, but also a threat to the United States.  And why can’t we build our own telecommunications towers?  Well, this probably is some money the company slid under the table to the government.  This is deep concern because not only is there thought on the Chinese hacking into our telecom wires and tapping into devices, and such, but also the fact that the government doesn’t even trust a U.S. company to set up the telecommunication towers.  The facts spill straight out and there is no need for foreign technology to build up our country.  I mean, we invented the computer, it seems a little suspicious that the government would let a Chinese company build on american soil.  ZTE, another Chinese company, is also said to be involved in the build.  Congress has brought up concern, too, such as:


Feel free to leave your opinion below, but personally, I think we should all be concerned if this plan goes underway.


Be the first to like.


I love coding and re-visioning the web. Designing it and redesigning it. Pixel by pixel. And technology and news rule my life. Check out my stories here and you shall truly see what I mean.

A new crisp flame emerges

Posted on: September 11th, 2012 by Vince No Comments

Image credit: TheVerge

Just recently were announced the new Kindle Fires: The HD versions. There are major changes that can easily outmatch the Ipad. These features outfit the new Amazon very well as they take a different approach. And no, it’s not against Apple. And they aren’t looking for competition. They are looking for innovation, and innovation they have made. The new tablets they have created are more of a tablet and are loaded with plenty of rich new features. The new tablets both have sleeker, curved edges, designed for a better feel when you are using the devices. The devices also both include Dolby Digital Audio. That includes crystal clear audio protruding from the speakers and out for beautiful movie watching/music listening. Next is the dual-band wi-fi. This means wherever you lay your hands on the device, it will pick up wi-fi. No more worry about losing wi-fi signal. Next is the new X-ray. Now this might seem like multitasking, but it’s a new type of multitasking. It’s an overlay of IMDB you can use while you’re watching your favorite movie, just in case you have to look up the actor, etc. Now onto Freetime. Have you ever wanted your kids to use your tablet, but safe, and just with games? Well, that’s where Freetime comes in. It has an essential list of games on the Kindles, preloaded, for your child’s gaming needs. If you’re ever reading a book, and need to go cook dinner, or are just lazy, you can use the new Whispersync and switch to the audiobook for the ebook you are reading. This also works in games and movies. The new Kindles also come with a video camera for all of your Skyping needs in crystal clear HD. Social also comes into play where  you can check your feeds in one integrated system. There are two versions: The HD 1280×800 dual band wi-fi resolution screen, for $199-249, and a 4G  LTE dual band wi-fi version for $299-499. If you’re looking for a great all-around tablet for everything an Ipad can do for a cheaper price (depending) then the new Kindle Fire HD lineup is the best choice for you.

Check out the TV Ad:

Sources: Amazon


1 person likes this post.


I love coding and re-visioning the web. Designing it and redesigning it. Pixel by pixel. And technology and news rule my life. Check out my stories here and you shall truly see what I mean.

A SOPA For The Wicked

Posted on: January 20th, 2012 by Vince 1 Comment


I come from a position that once used to be a web for all to share. Copyright content was non talked about, until a resent tragedy that left us all nervous and wallowing in fear. This was the start of an evil opponent to the internet. Many of us take it in some views, and others in another perspective, but I believe this bill should be put to rest. The uprising of many protesters has not been pretty, and more may come if this demon of a bill breaks through this coming Tuesday.

What Is SOPA?

SOPA is a bill that stands for “Stop Online Piracy Act”. Now, you must be thinking, “This will be amazing!”. Though, let it’s somewhat ironic name not be to deceive you. This bill does more than stop censorship, and from what I’m seeing, it promotes it. The bill also does the following:

  • Cuts off ads from foreign sites, losing site money
  • All copyrighted infringing sites may be down, including:
  1. Youtube.
  2. Reddit.
  3. Wikipedia.
  4. And many others.

More Discussion and Reasoning

This bill, proposed to pass, may, in fact, not be all that it says. It holds truth, also, to cutting off sites IMMEDIATELY. So, say you have a song, maybe on your site. It could be anything infringing. You may not know it, but Comcast could immediately take your site off their IPS. That is incredibly bad in a way that they can actually take you to court. This is an immediate threat that many of us on here have never come to. Having to pay to use pictures, video, or music? That’s insane. Many of you, i’m sure, have heard of Blogger. They’re huge Google company, but SOPA could force them out of business. Blogs currently hosted on there have copyrighted content. So, Google and ISPs would block that. But, I know what you’re thinking. What about my site? If it’s on a domain name, you may be lucky to get the IP address in the box and head to the site while in affect.

The Global Catastrophe

Global perspective could bring down the internet usage worldwide. And you may be wondering why? This is because foreign targets are suspected as copyright violators. While you may be able to view your site from that country, if you live there, and it contains copyrighted material, you won’t see it here in the U.S. The bill also puts pressure on ads. Many companies rely on ads, Google being one of them. When ads are taken away, so is that company. And the fact that SOPA is doing this is not going to help anyone in this situation. The ads from the infringing site, global sites included, are found on Google now, they will no longer be found later. This is a big regime to keep the money coming to the media companies. Hey, my blog is awesome, let’s put up an ad. Oh, wait. You have a photo, maybe from Engadget or Huffington Post, on your site. Now, your site is shut down, and no ad for you. This may infuriate users, but I see a globally hacking spree coming. Anonymous, the world-famous group, hacked a few sites recently in opposition of MegaUpload shutting down. FBI arrests of MegaUpload’s founders were made, and not much good will come out. And censored search results will come into play. Money is lost and money is gained, and this will not be an easy task to tackle through.

Startups With SOPA

SOPA will also make building a startup harder. New regulations put into place will most likely bring less innovation. And less innovation almost falls to a monopoly, or oligarchy of the internet. These rules will weaken the internet indescribably. Say goodbye to Grooveshark and many other free services you use, as building another one will be made even more complicated than the first. Going through domain names is another subject. You may want to go foreign on domains, if SOPA passes, seeing as you may not have copyright issues there.

Conclusion, But Still To Worry

Much has gone through the past 4 months now. Fear and nervousness wretch through your bodies as you anxiously await the gruesome fate of the internet as it lies towards it’s bed of disease. This never-ending virus will push you off from where you started. Anger and rage will soon flourish after this passes (hopefully not). Anonymous has helped by taking sites down today, and many others may be able to bypass SOPA. Other’s will find it difficult and may give up. Vote No at, and write to him today. Before the fate of the internet’s hands is left beside the devil himself.

Be the first to like.


I love coding and re-visioning the web. Designing it and redesigning it. Pixel by pixel. And technology and news rule my life. Check out my stories here and you shall truly see what I mean.