Media Players

August 30th, 2013

Are you tired of advertising in Tv channels? Me too. Why advertising when you pay for the cable or satellite TV? …it’s not fair. In the 21 century, do you still wait for your show hour? Well, the things are changing. There are some devices that helps you to reproduce media: photos, music, music videos, family videos, movies, and internet content, without advertising, without waiting.
Let’s talk about three of them: WD TV Live, Apple TV and Google Chromecast.
The oldest one is the Western Digital TV Live HD. It’s a tiny grey box, with 2 usb ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 Optical Audio, 1 RGB video port and 1 rca video and audio port (the common red, white and yellow rca connectors) and a RJ45 network port. It can reproduce any kind of video files up to 1080p, music files, even DTS 5.1 music files, photos, and online content like youtube, netflix and facebook, or tune in online radio. You can access the files through your home network, and reproduce it from your shared folder on your PC or Laptop, or you can use some USB device, like a pendrive or external hard drive. There is no hard configuration stuff, just plug and use.
The second one is the Apple TV, the fashion one. Almost the same size of WD TV. The menues and behavior are very nice. It can not reproduce all the files the WD TV can, or 5.1 DTS music, but the ones it reproduces it does it very well and smooth. It have 1 HDMI port, 1 Optical audio port and 1 RJ45 network port. It have a micro-usb port too, but is not to plug a pendrive or external hd, it can not reproduce content from a USB Device. It can reproduce 1080p content from iTunes, but it dont have Netflix. It can reproduce content from Apple devices like an iPhone, iPod or iPad.
The newest one is the Google Chromecast, the cheapest one too. Its the size of a pendrive, and connects directly to your HDMI port on your TV. It uses a WiFi connection to access the media content. It officially supports Youtube, Netflix and Google Play to install Apps. It can reproduce content from your Android phone too. And the cost: only $35. Do you need to think more? Remember, there is VLC for Android, is there any media file VLC can not reproduce? …you can even play Angry Birds or access on your TV.

True Cheaters

April 30th, 2013

Cheating is not only having sex with another person that is not your couple. Cheating is not only play poker with hidden asses. Cheating is not only using special codes in games to reach new levels. There are a lot of ways of cheating. There are real and probed cheats, and there are ones like urban legends, people thinks they are real, but that’s not true, like “the guy at the roulete can make the ball stay on the number he wants”, that’s not true. But there are some cheats that works, like the ones called “martingalas”, or counting cards. Well, there are many more cheats in the online world. We spend all day searching and testing them, and then writing so you can use them too, we are truecheater.

How it started

October 2nd, 2009

We first saw the “History of Programming Languages” diagram, created by Éric Lévénez, while visiting our French office. We were so taken with the level of detail and the visual impact of viewing 50 years of programming history that we wanted to come up with a way to share it more widely. We started big. We printed it out full-size, all 18 feet of it, on our plotter and ran it along a wall at our Mac OS X Conference last fall. So many people came by to make notations on the diagram that we knew there would be a lot more interest and discussion if we could only get it in a more manageable format. With Éric’s permission, we collected comments from our authors, editors, and friends, and rebuilt the file so we could print it at its current dimensions, 39″ x 17″. Éric maintains a site with his original diagram, change logs, an explanation of how he creates his charts, and links to additional resources such as Bill Kinnersley’s Language List of over 2,500 programming languages.

Server plugs into wall socket for small networks

March 1st, 2009

The Marvell plug computer is designed to be left plugged into a wall socket at all times. Marvell said it draws less than five watts under normal operation on average, compared to 25-100 watts for a PC being used as a home server.

The platform is built using Marvell’s Kirkwood series system-on-chip design with a 1.2GHz Marvell Sheeva CPU processor, 512Mbytes of FLASH and 512Mbytes of DRAM.

The plug also features a 2.0 USB port to allow users to run applications that require a hard disk or other peripheral.

It connects to an existing network using Gigabit Ethernet. This type of device eliminates the need for an always-on PC to power the network.

Users can deploy the plug computer for media sharing or for backup services, said Marvell.

Hello world!

March 1st, 2009

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