I may be slightly addicted to buying phones. This time my addiction didn't cost me a large part of my pay. Instead it was a small investment in the aftermarket, specifically eBay. My last phone was the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. I actually really like the phone. For an Android based phone I really can't … Continue reading My New Phone… Again!
Xiaomi is a little known company from China that has been making huge strides into the North American market. They are known mostly for mobile devices like smart phones, tablets and notebook pcs. They also produced the recently released Oculus Go VR headset. In the last couple of years Xiaomi has made a name for … Continue reading Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
A couple years ago everyone was excited with the release of the Oculus Rift funded through Kickstarter and HTC's Vive. Both are basically dumb high quality stereo displays with sophisticated sensors on board to detect what position your head and feet are in relation to things in a game. Both the Rift and the Vive … Continue reading Virtual Reality On a Budget – Oculus Go
In the never-ending saga to find the best in value in technology I pounced on something I could not resist. I have a terrible weakness for cheap laptops. Typically, I purchase a new laptop every other year and my old laptop becomes my dad’s new laptop. Almost every purchase is made during the Boxing Week … Continue reading Asus VivoBook E203N
Meet my new gaming system, Zero Point Module (ZPM - THAT's "ZED" PEE EM SILLY AMERICANS). Yes, I am a mad man. Not only did I build a system I certainly did not actually need, I built a, DUN DUN DUN, Intel system! Go ahead and faint. I'll wait. Welcome back. The theory was always … Continue reading Meet Zero Point Module.
Star Trek has been my go to science fiction for a long time. Well at least until I discovered Stargate SG1 and Atlantis. Neither SG1 or Atlantis have the staying power of Star Trek. This year we were given a new high-production mini-series to watch, Star Trek Discovery. Star Trek is near and dear to … Continue reading Star Trek Discovery – First Season Thoughts
You guys know I have a thing for keyboards. Especially mechanical keyboards. And today is no different. Today we are going to take a look at a keyboard I picked up from Amazon during a Black Friday lightning deal. I had been eyeing this keyboard for a long time and finally Amazon said it was up … Continue reading Drevo Gramr Mechanical Keyboard
Like may of us, I made a lot of purchases on Black Friday and my one and only big ticket item was a Nintendo Switch. And yes, I picked up the one with the neon blue and red joycons cuz FUN! Since the terrible handling of the NES Classic edition and the current mishandling of … Continue reading It Turns Out the Nintendo Switch Doesn’t Suck…
Last time we were gathered here together, class, we took a look at the process of picking up the heart of any home theatre system – the receiver. The receiver is so important because that's where all your inputs go into and where those inputs get turned in to audio and video for our consumption. … Continue reading I Built a Home Theatre! Part 2 – Choosing Speakers
For quite some time I have been toying around with the idea of building a home theatre or even just a Hi-Fi that I could connect to my entertainment devices to get some real decent sound. What ultimately spurred me to go ahead with this was my love for Blurays. This is a first in … Continue reading I Built a Home Theatre! Part 1– Choosing a Receiver