Empire States: First Look: Seagate BlackArmor NAS
Posted on Thursday February 2, 2012, 16:50 by Sebastian Williamson in Empire States
For those of you who, like us, have enough DVDs, Blu-rays and, yes, old VHS tapes to happily give Blockbuster a run for their money, the potential demise of physical media is a bitter pill to swallow indeed. Faster Internet connections, cheaper hard drives and the rapid influx of media players (portable and otherwise) have left DVDs in the dust and while Blu-rays still have a solid grip on the HD scene, even they may give way to entirely digital film libraries in the not so distant future.
The various formats – iTunes, Ultraviolet or something in-between – are currently something of a minefield and it’s far from clear which digital format or service will ultimately claim our collections. But even when the dust settles, it would be a film fan with deep pockets indeed who didn’t deeply resent having to re-purchase their entire library yet again. And the good news is that you don’t have to. For those willing to give the digital revolution a try but who already have extens...
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Infinite Lives: Nintendo's 3DS: First Look
Posted on Wednesday March 23, 2011, 17:55 by Sebastian Williamson in Infinite Lives
After the monumental success of the Wii and the original DS, you might consider forgiving the house that Mario built for resting on its laurels as it sat back and bathed in its own sweet success. Not so, because the Japanese gaming superpower has been busy tinkering away on yet another gaming revolution in its headquarters in Kyoto – the Nintendo 3DS. At first glance the naysayer may not be entirely unlikely to brush this one off as just another cheeky tweak on the tried and tested DS formula. Pop the lid, test drive it and you’ll be in for a surprise.
The 3DS is essentially a sleeker, shinier version of its handheld brethren we see plastered all over our telly boxes; same dual screen setup and same touch sensitive control system. The difference, however, is this: the pint-sized powerhouse is capable of beaming full stereoscopic 3D without the need for glasses. 3D is everywhere right now, and its taking over our living rooms too, but at the expensive of zanily priced TVs and goofy, cum...
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