Wassup! Today – Protecting Your Kids
More and more parents are now getting cell phones for their teen and pre-teens in an effort to protect them and make them safer. For the most part, I do not blame the parents for this rise in cell phone usage by kids. The manner in which the industry is promoting the services is the main culprit. Companies are making cell phones in sizes and colors that appeal to young kids This article on MSNBC covers some of these phones for kids. Another promotional avenue is for cell phone carriers is to provide a family plan and also have special deals on phones like BUY ONE and GET ONE FREE. The ability to interact with TV shows and radio programs geared towards kids via SMS messaging is another way companies can get more kids to use cell phones and generates added revenue.
Wassup! Today – Video editing has suddenly become a huge hobby for many with the popularity of YOUTUBE and other online video sharing websites. I have never been a fan of software that comes packaged with the video hardware equipment. If it was possbile to purchase the hardware only and save a few dollars I would do so. Many professionals use software from a company called Avid which makes the Avid Media Composer 3.5. This is an online and offline editor which allows you to create a low res copy of the original as a working copy and then transfer all the reference data back to the master copy for final rendering. Great piece of software but unfortunately for most of us, the software is just too expensive @ $2500.00 USD and has a high learning curve. This is where a software program like Cyberlink’s PowerDirector 7 comes in.
Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?] MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — March 3, 2009 — Eye-Fi Inc., makers of the world’s first wireless memory card for digital cameras, today announced the release of two new wireless SD memory cards that will upload videos directly from a digital camera to a computer and the Web. Videos are [...]
Wassup! Today – CLOSE ACT PERFORMANCE OUTDOORS IN TORONTO
Saturday night, I had the opportunity to catch a special outdoor performance by an extraordinary troop that came all the way from the Netherlands. The group called the Pi-Leau managed a spectacular show running 1 hour long based on an underwater theme. Divers and mermaids would move across the court yard and interact to music. You can see a small glimp by watching this video below.
Wassup! Today – Head mounted displays or HMD for short have been around for decades in various shapes and sizes. It is only within the last 10 years that we have seen some HMD units that look more like glasses and not like funky foofball helmets. Vuzix has been manufacturing iwear that are light weight and closer to eyeglasses in look and feel. The iWear AV920 allows users to see a video image that compares in size to a 62 inch regular TV. The AV920 is not designed to allow for mobility use while walking. The latest offering to be available sometime this year is the Wrap 920AV.
Wassup! Today – Over a year ago, I mentioned a great video on boreme.com that was created as a parody on the Apple iPod. I wanted to mention it again today since I still feel this video is applicable today as it was when it was first created. I still get a chuckle from it. Enjoy!
Wassup! Today – Yesterday I mentioned briefly about how the United States will be switching completely to digital TV on February 17, 2009. Eventually I will have to replace my old analog SHARP 28 inch TV for a compatible digital TV. Today, I came across one system manufactured by Vuzix called the iwear AV310. The iwear is not something new but the AV310 is the most recent version from Vuzix.
Over the years mobile digital music players have gotten smaller with more power and capabilities. Home stereos on the other hand are still mostly the standard deep dish pizza box size. If you ever take a close look at the inside of most home stereo systems, the circuitry is almost non existent compared to the amount of space available. Consumers have been duped into thinking all stereo components must be a certain size and fit into a standard cabinet. Manufacturers have also used this larger size to an advantage to maximize profit. In the day, when stereo equipment consisted of vacuum tubes, and large capacitors, manufacturers had to produce large amplifiers to maximize the power and sound output. Now companies like Z.VEX have combined the technology of old with the technology of new and produced the “worlds smallest vacuum tube stereo amplifier”.