The whole Internet is swarming with Back to the Future related videos, articles and all other kinds of contents. Toyota has decided to join in to, just like Lexus's hoverboard previously. I guess anything for marketing sake. Anyhow - check this video out now if you're a Back to the future fan!
The Apple Magic mouse sucks (battery) as I have previously reported here therefore rechargeable batteries is a must otherwise you'll be chewing through standard AA batteries real quick. Not good for the environment or your wallet.
I started off using Duracell rechargeable's, eventually moved to Energizer ones. However I'm always on a look out for better and higher capacity AA, which led me to use the Ansmann 2850mAh ones. They are great. Fairly long lasting but the Magic Mouse still manages to deplete the battery within 2-3 weeks - which is absolutely ridiculous. I simply cannot comprehend why it would drain so much energy versus any other mouse on the market or the Logitech M545 mouse which I still haven't replaced the battery once since buying it last April (2014).
There's no denying that I love BMW M cars, gaming and of course - the racing game genre. Please check out this awesome NFS trailer featuring "in game footage" - the graphics now days are simply incredible. I vividly remember the original NFS Underground trailer which was pretty epic at the time as well and got me all excited. I may have to seriously consider building a gaming rig and return to Windows once again.
For those who know's what I'm talking about, here's the 2003 NFS Underground trailer - the nostalgia.
REMUS Racing Tubes BMW E90/92/93 M3
Racing "X" Tubes instead of the middle muffler.
Remus Part # 089207 1000
Just a quick sound check, engine's cold, neighbours too old, therefore only small rev at the end. Other sound clips to follow soon.
Did a recording for my new exhaust, whilst editing I noticed how much the backbox / muffler (or the whole exhaust) expands in the short space of time from a dead cold start to the end of the cold cycle, within 1 minute or so.
Weird eh? I'm sure it'll extend even more once it's fully hot after some run, but that was right after the cold start. You might be wondering what exhaust I got this time. It'll be revealed soon. Currently uploading on to YouTube - stay frosty.
What is wrong with Polyphony Digital, is the question that I have been asking since the 1st Gran Turismo game. Their engine, tyre and crash sound effects all sound terrible. The tyre squeal is comical, crashing a car at 150mph sound like you bumped a card board box with your foot. The engine. I have a fetish about car engine / exhaust sounds and I'm all mighty picky about it. It sounds nothing, I mean nothing like the real car. And I think I should know, I have the real car to compare with! This annoying stupid whining (not me in this case) sounds like a vacuum cleaner and all the cars sound the same? Forza, Need For Speed etc. all manage to capture the essence of each car. Even Need For Speed on my iPhone sounds better than this! I love cars and love racing games so I still play GT, but honestly, the handling, the sound and graphic glitches is really annoying. Rant over, for today.
Nothing is impossible if you wait long enough! 13 years 9 months 11 days since Shenmue 2 was launched back in 2001. Today Shenmue 3 has been announced through a new Kickstarter campaign. Almost immediately it hit its target of $2,000,000 and going strong still. Currently $2,792,362 and counting.
I never backed anything before, but I immediately signed up and backed this project! I can't wait! I will have to build a new gaming PC or buy a PS4 in the meantime until the est. release date of Dec 2017.
2+ years wait starting right now....!
More info here (if you can read Japanese) - http://shenmue.link/
PS. If you are curious, I went for the $60.00 USD / ~£38 GBP pledge which will give me a PHYSICAL COPY - PC in an exclusive, backer-only case (PC only). Only problem? I don't even have a gaming PC rig!
It's never too late, right? Finally managed to edit something together from last years holiday trip to Hong Kong. It was smelly, tiring, hot, exciting, amazing, itchy. But it was well worth it! Hope you guys enjoy this small video I put together.
Just wanted to apologise for the lack of activity on this blog lately, as I have been busy with offline activities. Same reason why it took me over a year to edit this holiday video together. I have been working on it bit by bit. We filmed way too much stuff where each family member had more than one camera.
I've been using a none branded generic USB 2.0 4GB flash drive for some time now. Not only is the size not enough for my needs, but it was atrociously slow for whatever reason. I picked up this SanDisk drive at my local Argos shop for around £12 which was on par with online prices so I bought one on the spot rather than wasting time with delivery etc. Find out in my latest video to see if the branded stuff actually makes it a difference and in particular - the USB 3.0 interface as you can buy even cheaper USB 2.0 versions from SanDisk.
As some of you may know, YouTube recently started supporting 60fps videos at 1080p and 4K at 3820 x 2160) aka. UHD, not DCI 4K (Digital Cinema Initiatives) which runs at 4096 x 2160. It may sound complicated but just think of it as when HD first came out. There was HD-ready which was 720p only and there was Full HD, which as we all know, means the full fat 1080p HD. So that's the basic difference between UHD and DCI 4K. Understood? Good. If not, Google is your best friend.
Anyway, YouTube has supported UHD 4K for a while now, but we have recently just discovered the support for 60 fps 4K. It's pretty insane as you need a beefy machine, Internet and 4K monitor to watch it properly. If you have all the requirements, then go and check out the 3 examples I have picked out. Assuming that your computer is fast enough, has enough Internet bandwidth and a 4K screen that supports 60Hz. Then go ahead, enjoy the future tech, today!