Archive for Category: "Multimedia"

Air PlayIt Streaming iPhone App Review

Air PlayIt Streaming iPhone App Review

Air PlayIt is a free app for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch which you to stream video and audio libraries to the devices via Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks.

Why I Chose Bose QC15 Over Beats Studio Headphones

Why I Chose Bose QC15 Over Beats Studio Headphones

Both of these headphones compete very well against one another, and each has their own features that may or may not be a deal-breaker for you.

Boxee Box 1.1 Update Fixes and Woes

Boxee Box 1.1 Update Fixes and Woes

I have a strong love/hate relationship with the Boxee Box.  On one hand it is one of the best video appliances that integrates both online media with a great video streamer.  Additionally it integrates well with social media such as Facebook and other online accounts, has Netflix support, and has a great interface. When compared […]

Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs Evil Movie Review

Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs Evil Movie Review

Does anyone remember the original Hoodwinked movie? Nobody else does, either. Blue Yonder Films, the studio that brought you Doogal tries to pull another rabbit out of their hat by releasing a sequel to the twisted fairy-tale movie titled Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil. All of the original voice characters are present from the first […]

Plantronics Gamecom 777 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review

Plantronics Gamecom 777 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review

We originally tested the Gamecom 777 5.1 surround headset last year (read the review here) and performed rather well.  Plantronics has updated their headphones to support 7.1 surround, so today we’re going to look at the updated product, the Gamecom 777 7.1 Gaming Headset. This open-eared headset with 7.1 Dolby Headphone technology gives you an unparalleled […]

Logitech G930 7.1 Surround Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Logitech G930 7.1 Surround Wireless Gaming Headset Review

We’ve reviewed a lot of gaming headphones over the years, and we’ve drawn a conclusion that there just aren’t many good headsets for gamers. There are some really good sets for music listening, but they can cost hundreds of dollars.  PC and console gamers have usually gotten the short end of the stick: a soon as […]

Patriot Box Office Media Player Review

Patriot Box Office Media Player Review

Digital video has been around for many years, but the emergence of the DVD format made digital video commonplace in the average household.  Media Center PCs have been used to fill the need of videos that are just not on DVD.  Whether to save shelf space or just have your library available instantly, people are putting […]

ButtKicker Promises to Shake your Money Maker

ButtKicker Promises to Shake your Money Maker

PC games are becoming more advanced these days, implementing better visuals and audio for a complete entertainment experience. Games are starting to make their way into the living room and the family home theater, as many PC games and consoles feature Dolby Digital and other sound positioning technologies. Many games and DVD movies feature Low […]

WindowBlinds 7 Review

WindowBlinds 7 Review

One of the neatest features of Windows XP was the ability to customize the interface to any theme you could conceive.  You could even do this without special software if you performed a few simple tasks. When Windows Vista was introduced, it touted a new hardware-accelerated desktop, called Aero (which stands for Authentic, Energetic, Reflective […]

Adesso CyberTablet 6400 Tablet

Adesso CyberTablet 6400 Tablet

As a graphic artist, I am familiar with digital graphics tablets.  Most digital artists are familiar with Wacom products, but they tend to be very pricey.  The price point of a tablet has a bit of “snob” factor to it, as professional tablets start around $350 and “lesser” entry-level tablets can be had for under $100.  When I […]

Rosewill RCM-8163 1.3 Megapixel Web Camera Review

Rosewill RCM-8163 1.3 Megapixel Web Camera Review

It is amazing to me that portable webcams with decent picture quality at an affordable price are still hard to find these days. For customers such as traveling business men/women and broke college students; catching up with customers, bosses, significant others, or that hot fling is an essential part of everyday life. The Rosewill RCM-8163 […]

Turtle Beach EarForce p21 Headphones

Turtle Beach EarForce p21 Headphones

There was no shortage of gaming headphone vendors at PAX 09.  Not only were Astro, Dolby and Tritton there, but Turtle Beach was showing off some of their headsets designed for gamers. The one PC headset they had was the EarForce p21.  This headset offers high fidelity and is incredibly lightweight for an “around the […]

Avatar: The Sweet Gentle Skullfrak

Avatar: The Sweet Gentle Skullfrak

Many of us have experienced the violent double-dicked skullfrak that Michael Bay calls Transformers…and some of us have even suffered the terrible Spielbergian ass raping called Indiana Jones 4. Well James Cameron has just made sweet beautiful love to my eye sockets. For 16 glorious minutes on Friday evening James Cameron lovingly cradled the back […]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Review

It has been nearly two years since fans last witnessed Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), battle the evil Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). At long last, J.K. Rowling’s beloved saga continues with “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”. The film picks up a year after the events of the previous film with the evil Death Eaters wreaking havoc […]

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Review

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Review

Scrat and the gang are back, and this time in stunning 3D in the new “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”. The third chapter in the popular series once again follows the adventures of the unusual mix of friends, in their frozen home. As the film opens, Manny (Ray Romano), is a nervous wreck as […]

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Review

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Review

Following up the success of “Transformers” was not easy task, and thankfully Director Michael Bay and the amazing wizards at Industrial Light and Magic are up to the challenge as “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is the rare sequel that outdoes the original in almost every way. The film once again stars Shia LaBeouf as […]

Improving Video Quality with CUDA

Improving Video Quality with CUDA

Technology moves so quickly that almost everyone has analog (tape) and digital video they want to save and enjoy.   Even with today’s low-cost, high quality cameras and ubiquitous camphones is that the results are usually less than great viewing quality.  Unless you’re carrying a bank of photo lights around the video is usually a little on […]

Terminator Salvation Movie Review

Terminator Salvation Movie Review

Following up the legendary first two Terminator films was no easy task. Without series creator, James Cameron. many fans found “Terminator: Rise of the Machines” to be lacking the depth, action, and character of the earlier films. When Director McG was announced to continue the war between humanity and the machines in “Terminator Salvation” fans […]

Star Trek (2009) Movie Review

Star Trek (2009) Movie Review

With declining attendance at conventions and a dwindling audience for recent films and the last Star Trek series, Enterprise, Paramount was desperate to find a way to breathe new life into their franchise. So they pinned their hopes on director J.J. Abrams. Even with a string of hit movies and television series under his belt, […]

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie Review

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie Review

The 2009 summer movie season has arrived with the releases of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, which once again stars Hugh Jackman in the role of the razor clawed Wolverine. The film follows the characters origins in the mid 1800’s and how circumstances forced a young Logan to leave his home and spend the years hiding who […]