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Thursday, March 31, 2011

3DS or 3Disease?

    Nintendo had a big release on Sunday, the 3DS. What made this portable gaming console special is that it was 3D, but there was more... NO GLASSES! Thats right, no pesky 3D glasses to get in the way. This device is revolutionary in the sense of brining 3D gaming to portable consoles and to do so without glasses. It is simply incredible. Surprisingly, the crowd that gathered at the release site in New York was big, but not as large as previous console releases. Why was this? Some people guess the games. Through time, Nintendo fans stick with the classics. For lack of a better example the Wii, it was released with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. We all now how big the Wii was when it came out. Nintendo didn't go down that path this time. Nintendo released the 3DS with games like "Super Monkey Ball 3D," "Asphalt 3D," "Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition", and "Lego Star Wars III." Now don't get me wrong, those aren't bad games, but are those the games people want to see on the release date? 

    Others argue it isn't about the games but about the Headaches the 3D can bring. Nintendo specifically recommends holding the 3DS in a 10-14 inch range from your face to create the best possible 3D representation. The positioning is do-able, but is the 3D? The 3D has reportedly given headaches and nausea. Its also been said to be straining on the eyes (more-so than other systems) and can possibly make you feel cross-eyed. I don't know about you, but I think I'll stick with my 2DS for now.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You dun' been key logged.

A link to the official story can be found at the bottom of the post.

I didn't originally plan on posting today, but there was some news I thought I should share. There has been a whole lot of news going around about key loggers on Samsung laptops. The story sprung from a security researcher who discovered key logging software installed on two brand-new Samsung laptops. Obviously you can see why this would be problematic. There have been other reports of key logging software on new models from multiple other sources. The most famous being Mohamed Hassan. At first, Samsung denied having put key logging software on the computers and refereed customers to Microsoft who quotes: "All Samsung did was manufacture the hardware". After reviewing the story from multiple sources I can honestly say I'm disappointed in Samsung and Microsoft. I think to monitor customers without their consent is an infringement on rights and should not go unnoticed. What do you think?


Here I am

A few friends told me to try out this whole blogging thing so here it is! This is my first blog post here on "The Teck" and I plan to make more. Expect more soon.