One of the biggest problems plaguing the first world is dead cellphone batteries. Nothing is worse than being out for a night on the town and seeing that low battery warning. Now you’ve gotta hunt down an outlet, and that’s assuming you even have your charger with you. Otherwise you’re stuck with a useless phone and nobody wants that.
Make no mistake about it, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is official an is every bit of the camera it is advertised to be. Nokia is definitely betting the farm on the belief that consumers are looking to replace their cameras with their phones and with the Lumia 1020, you’d definitely have something that can make your current cheap-o point-and-shoot seem obsolete. The Lumia 1020 is … Continue reading NOKIA Lumia 1020 First Impressions
Over the last few months I’ve found myself completely overwhelmed by the rigors of managing two websites, freelance work, and carving out personal time to deal with the important things. Up until recently I scoffed at the idea of using to-do lists and apps for keeping it all together – possibly out of some misguide pride on my part. After trying to keep it all … Continue reading Noisestash: Three apps that help organize my life
Today’s news about the forthcoming Xbox One’s reported limitations on their “license” and how it’ll affect consumers is a bit troubling. The short version of this is that Microsoft has created a system that can potentially kill the trade-and-resell market for video games but has deferred the actual pulling of the proverbial trigger to publishers. It’s a half-ass stance that is not unlike Microsoft’s current business culture … Continue reading Xbox One, Licensing vs. Ownership, and Voting With Your Wallet
The ability to tell a story in film without words is almost a lost art, though, there are moments that carry-on the traditions of the original great directors like Charlie Chaplin, Paperman, which recently won an Oscar for Best Animated Short film in 2013, and Cargo, which is a finalist in this year’s Australian Tropfest short film festival, just to name two.
In Cargo, it is a post-apocalyptic world besieged by a zombie infestation, where a father struggles to survive long enough to see his most precious gift to safety, his infant daughter.
Directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke and clocking in at 7:05, Cargo is one of the most emotionally powerful films you will watch all year. Continue reading “The Emotionally Powerful ‘Cargo’ is a Must See Short Film”
First things first, unboxing and initial impressions. Packaging was very straightforward, giving you everything you’d expect; the Chromebook, a charging cable, and paperwork along with a Chrome logo sticker. Upon first startup we were asked to first choose a wifi network, and then login to a Gmail account. After logging in a new tab page opens with a brief walkthrough of the Chromebook and how … Continue reading Samsung Series 3 Chromebook Review
I have been on a break from comics, life happens. A little over a year ago, I started following DC again monthly, especially after their new 52 launch, and I have really wanted to get back into my other two main companies, Dark Horse and Marvel. Throughout the 90’s, I bought a lot of of Dark Horse, it didn’t hurt they had the licenses for … Continue reading Returning to Dark Horse Comics, December 5th, 2012’s releases
Tawnie is a girl geek that has been obsessed with technology since 1982. When not obsessing over technology she is raising a future engineer and wrangling cats in her basement. Expect to see more from her soon. The iPhone 5 was announced today but they have a design problem, it’s too big. Yes, that’s what she said. It’s true in this case as many women will … Continue reading Apple has a size problem
Day 1 I played with Pinterest at work, mainly working my way around it for the first article. I went to lunch at my favorite pub and tried to fiddle with it more via my phone’s app, Pinspiration, but I couldn’t really do what I wanted because I hadn’t set it up right yet. It’s like joining Reddit and the default subreddits being knitting, … Continue reading Chris on Pinterest.
Pinterest just opened it’s doors to everyone, and because Ray hates it so much, I’m going to try it. Yes, I’m going to try Pinterest. I’ll give it a week for sure, then write some more about it. For now, I’ll give my initial impressions on what it can offer me, a 27 year old former Marine with a love for tech, cars, motorcycles and … Continue reading The Masculine Side of Pinterest: an experiment
Friends of The Noisecast Today’s guest post comes from Anthony Berry, avid guitar player, full-fledged grown up AND a smoking chimp (his words I assure you). You can find him on Twitter @Twanzio What do you get when you cross Siri with an overly excited dude that works at Blockbuster? Apparently, you get “Max”. Max is a new feature on the PS3 version of Netflix … Continue reading Netflix introduces Max
A lot of people are really comfortable with electronics. They’re arguably the most pervasive group of products in our lives, with mobile phone usage almost tripling from 2000 to 2010, home PC use increasing from 42.1% to 68% and a total PC ownership increasing from an estimated 113,774,408 to 209,946,966 (or an 84% increase) from 1998 to 2010. In that time, the internet has spawned … Continue reading The soon-to-be bygone era of self repair
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