Android TV Box

November 1, 2011

Android Player TV BoxConnect to the internet through Wi-Fi; browse the internet, watch online video. Flexible and intuitive; allow the users to install and uninstall the apps from the Android market place to meet their individual needs. Your Android TV can be controlled by remote control as well as wired or wireless keyboard and mouse. It is convenient, fast and easy to  use. I connected mine with a bluetooth mouse. It works… I surfed the internet websites that requires flash, I played Angry Bird, I watched a full movie using the PPS app yesterday night on my 42″ Sony Bravia. Cheaper than buying a smart TV, a tablet, a smartphone or a netbook, I got mine for SGD230. Does Android market have the smurf village app? 

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A Review: Sony PS3 Slim

September 11, 2009


I bought a Hong Kong imported set for about SGD513 yesterday and put it to the test. Connecting it to the TV is ABC, connecting it to the internet via WiFi is just a password away (as compared to the Wii that i had, PS3 is almost like lego). The bluetooth DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller can be connected at the front USB for charging while I try out the system. A HDMI cable (sold separately) I got from a friend allows my Bravia 40″ to automatically setup the best resolution of 1080i.


All set up in less than 10 mins including unboxing and then I was already online surfing the forum and FaceBook. Then I put in a disc (Metal Gear Solid 4) and it took to about 8mins to download into the system (while I had my dinner).

Without using an instruction manual I tried to play games and surf the internet with basic input of text using the virtual keyboard, and that’s the tough part. The DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller has 16 buttons and it really took me a while to understand it’s functions (I was not a PSone, PS2 or PSP user before) but after getting aquainted for a couple of hours it gets a bit easier. I still can’t input what’s on my mind in FaceBook.. don’t seem to work… and one on one combat always gets me almost killed… but I am learning.

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

September 8, 2009


More affordable at USD299 price; slimmer, more compact design with quieter operation; all games in high definition; easy-to-use interface; doubles as Blu-ray and upscaling DVD player; built-in Wi-Fi; 120GB hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support; no external power supply; built-in Web browser; free global online gaming service.
I am getting one.

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Video gaming is getting really life like. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 “Prestige Edition,” will include a “fully functioning night vision goggles.” No idea how well they work… but this is really amazing. Maybe it’s even cheaper than what the army is using…

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Wii Rayman Raving Rabbids Remote Grip.. haha.. cute… now the grip looks more fun to hold… you got to put your index finger in his mouth too. Available in Amazon for USD14.99.

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Samsung DVD-H1080

January 15, 2009


Samsung’s very pebble-like DVD-H1080 touts the company’s Touch of Color design, weighs just over two pounds and is only marginally bigger than the DVDs it will play. The deck features 1080p upscaling to go along with the USB host function which adds support for DivX, MP3 and JPEG files.

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A History of Game Controllers

December 17, 2008


This is a collection of small multiples of game controllers of the main gaming systems from the past 25 years, spanning from the Atari 2600 to the Nintendo Wii was created by Damien Lopez.
The purpose of the piece is to show the progression of controller design throughout the last quarter-century. The images have been normalized, and the hands are all approximately the same size as each other, and thus the controllers all to scale.
This is a very good illustration and reference for gamepad and controller designers, looking at the ergonomics for gamers. 

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