Geek Tech Live 82 Podcast Madness, PS3 Plus, Shareyourlove.com, My Two E3 Game picks

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  • Launch of PlayStation Plus… does it add?
  • Cameras – The New Weapons In Fighting Poverty.
  • Two Games I am looking forward to from E3

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Launch of PlayStation Plus… but does it truly add?

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) announced that it will offer PlayStation Plus, a new subscription service package on PlayStation Network. In addition to the current free to use existing features and services, PlayStation Plus brings value-added offerings including exclusive services and content worldwide on June 29.

Well, what does the value add really mean to you and me?

  • PS+ (http://uk.playstation.com/playstationplus/ ) members will be able to play the full version of designated PS3 downloadable and PlayStation Network titles including PS one Archives and minis (excluding Japan) with no limit of time as long as membership is effective. These games will become available for PlayStation Plus members at no extra cost.
  • Content such as avatars and dynamic themes, many of which are exclusive, will become available, as will early access to designated new game beta trials, game demos and video content prior to public distribution – both available within subscription fee.
  • Members will have access to exclusive discounts on designated PlayStation Store titles. Titles will vary every month on PlayStation Store.
  • Members can also access full game trial where they will have access to full versions of designated PS3 and PlayStation Network titles. The titles on offer will be available for download on PlayStation Store for a stated period and change every month. After the trial period expires (expiration dates will vary by content), users will be able to continue playing the game by purchasing the game on-line**.
  • PS3 will automatically download and install designated game demos and game updates and also download the system software update data (requires user agreement to install). PS3 will automatically start up at a designated time to download content and will turn off after the download has completed.

So it looks like there is some interesting additions for a price but is the price set well? Prices I found were all in British pounds at 11.99 as a starting price. We will just have to see what it has in store for us.

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Cameras – The New Weapons In Fighting Poverty.

ShareYourLove.com is unlike many charity initiatives. Instead of asking for your credit card or spare coins they ask for photos of what you love. Users view peoples’ loves from around the world and advertising on the site raises much needed funds for the global water charity WaterAid.

This is a really cool idea if you ask me. Everyone seems to win here. You get your photos posted online to share, that raises funds for charity and Shareyourlove.com stays in business. Its a trifecta of awesome.

ShareYourLove.com founder David Smerdon, 35, from Brisbane Australia says, “Most people want to do good but don’t have the time or money to regularly contribute. ShareYourLove.com is a daily celebration of what we love, to help the 884 million people worldwide who don’t have access to clean water and sanitation. The site always has interesting content and visitors are intrigued by what the world loves.”

ShareYourLove.com was founded in February 2010 by David Smerdon. After 15 years working in advertising agencies he wanted to use his powers for good. Contact David for further information or an interview at dave(at)shareyourlove(dot)com. Any images can be used from shareyourlove.com

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Two Games I am looking forward to from E3

There were two games I was looking forward to hear more about at E3.  Portal 2 and my new favorite Bulletstorm.

You probably are already at least a bit familiar with Portal 2 as it took the gaming world by storm a few years ago. Portal 2 is set in the future and from what I saw online its going to definitely push the envelope of thought provoking game play.  A new Coop mode and all new challenges await. And from what heard, portal 2 will have a lot of game testing under its belt before it goes on sale so it will definitely be a fully fleshed out game and should appeal to almost any gamer level.

The other game that really caught my attention is Bulletstorm. This game looks really interesting to me. Its got some new game play and a good merging of a few great game styles. Lots of interaction in the game world as most everything can be used to destroy the enemy. It really looks interesting to me. Check out G4tv’s preview of BulletStorm and tell me what you think.

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Nikon P100 price cant be beat for features offered

NIKON P100 Camera thoughts.

So, looking for a new Camera cant decide between Nikon or Canon?  Even though I prefer Canon over Nikon, which is just a personal choice  really. no harm no foul. There does seem like recently like there has been a lot of searches for Nikon P100. If you are new to reading this the Nikon P100 is new and pretty cool. I touched a little bit on it  in Episode 58 when is was being unveiled. If you are looking for a great entry level consumer camera the Nikon P100 cant really be beat. You will be getting some cool features that up until recently you could not get without spending a lot more cash.

The Nikon P100 comes with some very cool specs.

  • 10.3 Megapixels
  • Extraordinary 26x Optical Wide-Angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens
  • New backside illumination CMOS sensor optimized with Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED image processing concept
    • High-speed 10 fps
    • Sports Continuous shooting with pre-shooting cache option
    • Advanced Night Landscape mode combines a series of consecutive shots taken at a fast shutter speed into a single, clearer image when taking handheld shots at night
    • Backlit Scene HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Incredible, Bright 3.0-inch vari-angle high resolution HVGA (460,000-dot) Clear Color Display
  • New Full HD movie with stereo sound and HDMI output
  • 5-way VR Image Stabilization System
    • Optical VR Image Stabilization by sensor shift minimizes the effect of camera shake
    • New Hybrid VR Image Stabilization by combining sensor shift and electronic stabilization minimizes the effect of camera shake
    • Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement
    • High ISO up to 3200 at full resolution capability helps give you better results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects.
    • Nikon’s original Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is pressed and saves the sharpest image
  • Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Exposure modes
  • Smart Portrait System includes:
    • Smile Timer and Blink Proof
    • Blink Warning
    • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™
    • Face-Priority AF
    • Skin Softening
  • Subject Tracking
  • Quick Retouch
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • D-Lighting
  • Active D-Lighting
  • 17 Scene Modes
  • Macro shooting
  • 5-way VR Image Stabilization System

Geek Tech Live Ep 60 Courier Wonderland Cameras and Portal 2 Talk

Geek Tech Live Ep 60

Welcome one and all to episode 60 of Geek Tech Live. Today I want to talk to you about a few things going on. First off is Panasonic’s g2 and g10 cameras, then Portal 2 is coming are you ready?, Motorola Backflip phones are released on AT&T, Microsoft fires back at the IPad with the Courier and Alice in Wonderland has record breaking opening day.

So Without Further ado lets roll!

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Panasonic releases new G2 and G10 cameras.

And they are beauties arent they? the G2 and G10 cameras use the Micro Four Thirds format. They are both 12.1 megapixel and have a 3″ LCD screen viewfinder. they record video in 720p and have the ability to interchange lenses. the basic package will come with a 14 – 42mm F3.5 – 5.6 lens. the G2 adds a touchscreen that folds out and twists to allow for better viewing. the G10 is the more basic of the model geared to the beginner enthusiast. no prices yet but the press release states more technical details such as:

Other features of the LUMIX G2 include: • Dust Reduction System: If dust or other foreign matter gets inside the camera when you’re changing lenses, it could cling to the image sensor and show up as a spot in your photos. The Dust Reduction System in the G2 helps eliminate this possibility by placing a supersonic wave filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating vertically around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles effectively. • Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition makes it possible to sort and organize photos. Videos can be uploaded directly to YouTube using the built-in YouTube uploader – even in HD quality. It also lets you create a 360-degree rotation panorama file in .MOV files. The software is compatible with the Windows 7. The Panasonic LUMIX G2 will come equipped as part of its kit, with the newly announced LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. The new lens offers a versatile zoom range of 14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-84mm), making it suitable for a wide variety of scenes, everything from dynamic landscape to portrait. Additionally, the LUMIX G2 is compatible with all Micro Four Thirds System lenses, allowing users even higher levels of performance in a digital interchangeable lens camera.

To read the whole press release and even more info drop on over to Crunchgear.com

via Crunchgear.com

Portal 2 is coming to you soon

Photo courtesy of http://loot-ninja.com/

For those of you who really fell in love with the game Portal your wait for a sequel will be over soon. Valve is going to be releasing Portal 2 and this time its a full game. Portal 2 will be released this fall and it is gonna rock! There was a quote that was awesome while I was reading thru the internet articles on this. “portal was a test bed. Portal 2 is a game” AWESOME! more info coming soon!

via Crunchgear.com

Motorola Backflip review

I came across this today in fact and had to link to this article. Gizmodo did a fantastic review of the Backflip AT&T’s first Android phone. The Review isn’t pretty as this phone is not for the early adopters of new and exciting tech. The hardware is a bit outdated and really isnt any better than the Cliq. in the nuts and bolts of it.. its being sold as a budget smart-phone for the masses and it knows it. So, If you normally would not buy a smart-phone but still want to have smart-phone capabilities and are not looking for a rocket of a machine then this may be your ticket to the show. the breakdown of the phone is as follows:

pros

  • It’s more functional than the messaging/feature phones it’s attacking
  • The backwards folding mechanism is surprisingly functional
  • Android 2.1 to come
  • Spacious keyboard

neutrals

  • Launch price too high, though it will probably fall
  • The rear trackpad: great when the phone’s unfolded, but useless when it’s closed

cons

  • Ships with Android 1.5
  • Resistive screen
  • Underwhelming hardware specs

read more via Gizmodo.com article

Microsoft’s Courier.. Digital journal… Ipad Killer?

Oh My! well you probably saw my blog post I did yesterday when this story broke at Techmeme.com. Well, I have to say that if this Courier actually does what the HD videos and the PIctures I saw over at Engadget.com then we have a serious contender for Ipad early adopters. This Courier has made me stop and think if I truly want to go Ipad or wait and see if Microsoft Delivers. Check out the Article at Engadget.com and read all about it. I am sure we will be seeing some kind of retort from Apple and Mr. Jobs soon about this new device. only downside is there is no date set for release of the Courier.

via Engadget.com

Alice in Wonderland has a record breaking Opening weekend.

I was unable to see it on opening weekend but even without my 12 bucks Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland Drew over 40 Million dollars in box office revenue. This is Burton’s first ever 3D release to boot. Were you able to see it yet? what are your thoughts on the Movie and how was the 3D?

via Mashable.com

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