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Computing

Raspberry Pi 2 Project Beginnings

A quick post today to update our visitors that I’ve ordered and received a Raspberry Pi 2 kit in the mail from NewEgg recently.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5YB34Y2087 *It was on sale via their http://flash.newegg.com/ site (great area of NewEgg by the way)

I’m not sure what project I’ll attack but I’ve seen a couple of really cool ones out there that peaked my interest, yet I think I’ll take my own unique approach to his and keep everyone updated once I get the ball rolling.

  1. http://michaelteeuw.nl/post/80391333672/magic-mirror-part-i-the-idea-the-mirror
  2. https://www.pwnieexpress.com/raspberry-pwn-pentesting-release-raspberry-pi/
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Gaming PC

Origin Accounts to be Renamed EA Accounts

Here’s a new one for you gamers out there that love Origin and all things digital download from EA.

EA is going to make their naming convention even easier and wipe clean the slate of their doomed digital platform by transitioning all Origin accounts over to EA accounts.

Little is say behind the reasoning for this change outside of having an easier time to identify with EA content and we’ll just have to sit and wait for this transition to occur without complaining.

I’ll have to say that I do really enjoy using Origin for its support they provide but I do not enjoy having to use another digital platform to manage my games. I’ll go as far as to say that Origin is miles ahead of UPlay. UPlay really needs to be shot into space and never spoken of again.

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Computing Desktop PC

Windows 10 Launching on 29th July 2015!

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After long last, we have an official update from Windows 8 and not just the lazy additions that 8.1 brought to the table but a full fledged upgrade to the Windows operating system in the form of Windows 10.

Don’t let the lack of a Windows 9 operating system weight too heavy on your mind for the time being, that is something that will be answered around the same time that Dre drops Detox so, it should be real soon that we’ll come to understand why Microsoft went from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.

For those users who have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 the upgrade to Windows 10 is free and you should have already received an alert informing you that you are eligible for an update! For those users with illegitimate copies, you know damn well that you ain’t gonna receive no update message bitches. Anyone still on Windows 8, the upgrade to Windows 8.1 is free and you should have already done so quite some time ago which is why there isn’t any details on upgrade process for Windows 8 users because y’all are already on Windows 8.1…

I for sure will welcome this upgrade and build on the Windows ecosystem minus the gaming console; I’m a Playstation fan and having two consoles with two subscriptions doesn’t seem financially sound to me, maybe a Wii U.

Well, that’s all for this post, sit tight for the next great operating system that will take gaming and productivity to the next level!!!!

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Gaming PS4

Playstation Music featuring Spotify on PS4

For music fans and audio heads (I won’t go so far as audiophiles), Sony’s PS4 has now introduced a new app called Playstation Music that features the first music streaming entry as Spotify.

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Gaming PS4

10% Discount for PSN Subscribers on Playstation Store

Playstation Store currently has a 10% discount on total purchases in your shopping cart for PSN subscribers.

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Gaming

Raptr stomping out console support on its gaming platform

Raptr has recently announced (read: I received the email today for a post on their site on Monday) that they are phasing out console support for XBL Achievements tracking and PSN Trophy tracking.

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Gaming PS4

PS4 MVP Closed Beta Update 2.50beta

I recently received a notification on my PS4 regarding an MVP software closed beta update. The update has performed well and introduces a couple of good features that I’d like to share such as Rest Mode and the ability to delete trophies with 0% completion.

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Miscellaneous

Chat with Friends – Waynes World, Keebler Elf, and more…

I would like to introduce a series that highlights some chats I have with my long-time best friend Adam. Below begins the journey.

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Cellular

Samsung Galaxy S5 VS HTC One M8. What I Choose and Why.

Hey Hey.

Well it was that time again for an upgrade. My upgrade would be going from the HTC Evo Design 4G to either the Galaxy S5 or One M8. My first thought was the One M8 since my previous 2 phones were the HTC Hero and then the HTC Evo Design 4G all from Sprint. I enjoyed the HTC phones and didn’t have much of an issue, despite the horrible battery issues, I like the UI and simple features. Before I went and picked up the M8 I wanted to do my research on it plus I really was curious about the Galaxy S5. So I wanted to compare and then make my decision at the store.

From my research I found that both phones are pretty close in comparison to speed and performance. I did read that the One M8 had some really great speaker sound AND it was mounted on the front. Now that’s just awesome right? I mean your playing games and watching videos and you would expect the sound to come at you right? Excellent decision in mounting them speakers in the front. So everyone says. Well I think it was cool to have but to be honest, I dont give a shit. I usually have my headphones on anyways. Plus why do I want loud speakers on my phone? There is no reason for this. If I wanted to play my music loud I will play it on my entertainment system, not on my phone. It would also get very annoying hearing that in public.

The camera seemed to be better with the Galaxy S5, but I am not a selfie addict. I don’t care about taking the best damn pictures just as long as what I do take comes out to my standards. So this didn’t really have any push for me in the Galaxy S5.

But wait, the Galaxy S5 has an awesome heart rate monitor and exercise routine tracker. Meeeh, I don’t care about that. I much prefer an accurate heart rate watch instead of pulling out my phone, opening the app and waiting for it to read my pulse.

The One M8 and Galaxy S5 cost about the same(with contract) but you would get double the space on the One M8. Thats 32GB storage vs the 16gb storage from the Galaxy. I didn’t understand this part at all.

Now here is what did it for me. I was going to get the One M8 simply cause I always enjoyed the HTC phones and I read that the battery issue is much better. So much better its non-removable!! Screw that. Every HTC phone I had(2 of them) I always had to get a new battery. Now if it goes out or doesn’t hold a charge I would either: attempt to change it risking breaking those small ribbon cables or pay out the ass for someone to dissemble and change the battery. Why would they do that? To make up for the front speakers? I am sure it all comes down to money, but they lost out on a customer because of that. Horrible decision HTC. Imagine trying to sell your phone when its time to upgrade but you have to tell the customer,”Oh you will need to purchase a new battery as well”. Yea, that’ll be easy to re-sell.

Well I got the Galaxy S5 and I am happy. I love my phone and the battery is just overwhelming! I never had a phone that could last the entire day even texting and playing games on 1 charge. Holy Crap is this how all Galaxy phones are? There are a few issues however, and the major one is bloatware. There is a ton of it. I had to disable a bunch of apps that are pointless to me. Disabling and uninstalling a bunch of these useless apps definitely helped the battery charge even more. I may make a future post on all the apps I disabled that didnt give me any issues running the phone. Sometimes you can disable something and cause problems, but so far so good!

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Miscellaneous

Talent Exchange Closure

I recently received an email from the Talent Exchange network that I had my resume details posted to for earlier career searches that states the closure of the service. I haven’t used the service in quite some time so this comes as a surprise.

For those interested take a look at the message from Talent Exchange of the closure