Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Logitech Gamepad F310 Short Review

The Logitech Gamepad F310 is a new model out this year 2013. The gamepad is actually no much different than previous Logitech models, but the look has changed a bit. For instance, the 4 buttons located at the right-hand side of the remote now come in 4 colors: blue, green, red, yellow. The layout of the remote is similar to the layout of the Playstation 3 remote and the control can be customized to play games that are sold for the PC.

To reiterate the design of the Logitech Gamepad F310 does not change in design from previous models, it is also a wired remote with a cord of about 6 feet in length. In all, it is a basic remote with an updated list of software for someone who is not looking for too many features.

Logitech Gamepad F310 Review

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Short Review on the Retina MacBook Pro

Based on tests performed between the Retina MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air laptop models, the Retina MacBook Pro got a higher score in performance related tests conducted at Macworld Labs. From the table below the Retina MacBook Pro score's have increased as to the latest 2013 models.

This scoring system is called Speedmark 8 used by An explanation of the scoring system can be found at Measure Mac Performance with Speedmark 8. The original article can be found at the link below.

Review: Upgrades Make Retina MacBook Pro a Better Bargain

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Short Review: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Google has released a new version of the Android operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This release has many improvements over Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Android 3.0 Honeycomb was a release aimed towards tablets, so with the release of Android 4.0 many smartphones are seeing much improvements with user interactivity.

The interface is slicker and easier to navigate. Some of the more obvious changes are on the layout of the interface and there is a noticeable difference in the way to navigate around the screen. The other noticeable change is in the unlocking of the phone by simply dragging the phone to your face.

The other noticeable feature would have to be in the browser. The built-in browser now includes tabbed browsing which means that it is possible to navigate through open internet pages by scrolling live thumbnails.

To check out other features of the Android 4.0 operating system, the link below offers more in-depth content.

Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich Review

Monday, November 12, 2012

Phone Radiation

It is a concern but it has been shown not to be a cause for too much concern. Cell phones emit radiation, but the radiation levels have not been proven to cause permanent damage with normal use. At C|NET there is an interesting article with a long list of phones and their radiation levels on a chart. As the article mentions, the potential for phone radiation to be dangerous for human use has not proven to be conclusive. It is advised though that people always take precautions. It is mentioned that people should not sleep with an active phone next to their heads and whenever possible to use a headset instead when making phone calls. More information along with a list of phones and their radiation levels at the link below.

C|NET - Cell Phone Radiation Levels

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Role Playing Game for Android

An RPG (Role Playing Game) is an action-adventure game which will also involve an immerse storyline and characters to keep the players entertained and involved in the game. An RPG will include various types of subsystems within the game. These subsystems would involved things such as a combat system, equipment and inventory and experience/level. These subsystems require certain programming concepts within the game. There is an RPG for Android devices called Andors-Trail and it has an interesting explanation for it's combat system in that it seems easy to implement in other similar games.

The games combat system is explained and an algorithm is presented for 'Attack Action' and 'Chance to Hit.' This algorithm can then be ported to a programming language, it does not have to involve Java which is the language used by the Android operating system.

Andors Trail - Roguelike RPG on Android

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Short Review: Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Google has recently released a new version of their Android operating system, aimed at tablets. The new operating system, Android 3.0 Honeycomb debuted on the Motorola XOOM and it offered a fresher look and user experience.

The user interface would have to be the most notable feature. At first glance, the layout offers a cleaner and wider open space for a more efficient workspace. The home screen allows for horizontal scrolling of up to 5 windows with the tap or sliding of your finger. There is also support for HTML5 and Flash. In all, the new operating system is aimed towards tablets running Android and it is not foreseeable yet if there will be a version of Honeycomb released for smartphones. Please check the link below for a more in-depth guide and review for the Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Review | SlashGear

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Logitech Revue with Google TV

There is a new gadget for the living room by Logitech called the Logitech Revue. The device features Google TV and it comes with many interesting features. The device allows users to access all online media and to browse the web. Some of it's features include:
  • IR emitters
  • Google search bar
  • Built-in Chrome browser
  • Flash and HTML5 support
  • Music/Video streaming
  • Access photos from PC/Laptop or DLNA device
  • Android Marketplace
For more info, the link to C|NET Logitech Revue review is provided below. All the details are explained on the article below. One thing about the article is that the review is based on the experience of the author so the setup might go worse or smoother for someone else.

Logitech Revue with Google TV