Thursday, June 27, 2013

History of Aspect Ratio

If you want to waste 15 minutes to learn and enjoy a great history lesson on Cinema and Aspect Ratio, this is worth the time to watch:
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You'll learn how we got 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.

The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio from on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Workspaces, Office, man cave ideas

I haven't been able to post any new gadget blog type posts in a while. I'm finishing up closing a deal on a new house so my attention has been elsewhere. This leads me to this new post.

With a new house, this geek will probably have to shop for new furniture for his workspace(s).

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Intel shows off first Thunderbolt 128GB stick

According to PCWorld, Intel is toying with the idea of a "Thunderbolt Stick."

Here is the world's fastest thumb drive (in prototype form). This is pretty much a Sandisk SSD in a thumb drive form factor versus your typical Flash NAND in USB 3.0 sticks. Yeah, it is kind of ugly but we have to remember this is just a prototype.


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Upcoming reviews

I am anticipating a few new items coming in this summer.
I'm pretty excited about some of the kickstarter projects I've backed.

First is the MiiPC

and Parallela

I'm pretty certain the MiiPC and Parallela ARM based super computer will be coming this summer as promised. MiiPC has already sent out request for shipping. Furthermore, sites like engadgets have already done some hands-on look.

Kickstarter can be interesting and it can be suspense-fully risky. I am still waiting for feedback from ZionEyez. People are pretty much writing it off as a scam. Forbes even wrote a piece on them.

I'll report back if I actually get anything.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Magic Mouse Carbon fiber bling

Who here likes carbon fiber?

Stickerboy has a nice collection of skins for the Apple Magic Mouse. I happen to pick up a carbon fiber skin set.

I need to work out the minor bubbles but it looks pretty good if you are into carbon fiber.