Month: January 2021

January 31, 2021 Off

Fortnite’s G.I. Joe Collaboration Includes a Snake Eyes Outfit and a Real-Life Hasbro Action Figure

By tracy

Summary:

Prepare your home base for an onslaught of marauders in Fortnite, a game project created by Epic Games.

Genres:Action, Free-to-Play, Battle Royale

Platforms:Macintosh, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, iPhone, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5

Developers:Epic Games — Poland, Epic Games

Publishers:Epic Games

Features:Cross-Platform Play, Cross-Platform Saves, Online

Release Date:July 25, 2017

January 31, 2021 Off

Razer Blade Stealth 13 (OLED) Review

By tracy
For the second time recently, I’ve spent some time with a variant of the Razer Blade Stealth 13. At the beginning of 2020, I reviewed Razer’s first gaming ultrabook with a GTX 1650 GPU inside, turning the nearly three-pound device into a full-fledged gaming device.Now, a year later, I’ve spent some time using the late 2020 edition of the Blade Stealth 13, boasting Intel’s 11th Gen i7, a GTX 1650 Ti GPU and, my favorite part, a FHD OLED display.

Razer Blade Stealth 13 (OLED) Review

There are certainly some tradeoffs for packing this much power into such a small housing, and I’ll get to that below, but the overall experience has been superb. Let’s dig in.

Razer Blade Stealth 13 – Specs

Here are the specifications of the Razer Blade Stealth 13 (Late 2020) I’ve been testing:

  • Model: Razer Blade Stealth 13 (Late 2020) (RZ09-0327)
  • Display: 13.3-inch FHD OLED (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 2.8GHz (12M cache, 4.7GHz Max Turbo)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti with Max-Q (4GB GDDR6)
  • Memory: 16GB 3733Mhz DDR4
  • OS: Windows 10 Home
  • Storage: 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Webcam: 720p, Windows Hello compliant
  • Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C,
January 30, 2021 Off

One of the Original Apple 1 Computers Built by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak on Sale for $1.5 Million

By tracy

An extremely rare Apple-1 computer, the original 1976 design created by famed engineer Steve Wozniak, has gone up for auction on eBay at an asking price of $1.5 million.

The Apple-1 was Apple’s first product sold to consumers, the result of Wozniak selling a $500 calculator and the late Steve Jobs selling his VW Microbus to fund its development. The Apple-1 was discontinued only a year later in 1977 when the Apple-II released. According to the Apple-1 Registry, only 200 Apple-1 units (plus a few in pre-production) were ever made.

According to the eBay listing and the unit’s Apple-1 Registry page, this Apple-1 computer is one of only six to have an original Byte Shop KOA wood case. The computer is also in working condition with an unmodified NTI motherboard. The seller is also including an original Sony TV-115 monitor with a video modulator. Check out the eBay gallery below.

Apple-1 eBay Auction Gallery

The only parts to have been replaced on this particular unit are its video and keyboard connectors, according to the unit’s Apple-1 Registry page. With a hand-soldered motherboard and a slight difference in the connector pin, current owner Krishna B. Blake conjectured that it

January 30, 2021 Off

The Last Campfire Review – IGN

By tracy
Finding light in the darkness is something we can all relate to — whether it be as simple as discovering the solution to a small puzzle or as grand a notion as searching for one’s purpose in life. The Last Campfire addresses both ends of this spectrum and does so throughout with charm, smarts, and grace. Hello Games’ short-ish adventure hits the mark with cleverly designed puzzles, eye-catching style, and a touching story that left me feeling anything but forlorn.Forlorns, in this world, are lost souls scattered around the colourful land of The Last Campfire; they’ve seemingly abandoned all hope and feel bereft of a purpose. This is in stark contrast to our character, Ember, whose purpose appears more predestined; Ember makes their way through forests, swamps, and caves trying to help as many lost souls as possible, while also questioning what their purpose in the world is. By lighting campfires along the way you’re helping guide the Forlorns on their journey and allowing them to follow in your footsteps. Granted, you never quite know where those footsteps will take them, but by showing the Forlorns that they exist, you allow them to see that there is always light worth
January 29, 2021 Off

FFXIV races guide: All detailed and how to change FF14 race

By tracy

Wondering which FF14 race to pick? There are eight races to choose from and your decision basically comes down to which you find the most pleasing, aesthetically. Each of the races is broken down into two separate clans and these differ slightly in appearance as well as base stats.

When it comes down to choosing the best race for you, most will tell you it doesn’t matter which you choose. Even with the varying starting attributes of each, the difference at max level is minimal. But for the min-maxers out there, I’ve gone ahead and added FFXIV class and job suggestions for each.

So if you’re ready to take a look at the different choices available, here’s a list of the FFXIV races.

FFXIV change race: How to do it

If you’re unhappy with your choice after you’ve created your character, and you’ve played far enough into the story that you don’t want to throw away your progress by making a new one, all is not lost.

You can change your appearance—including race—with the item, Phial of Fantasia. One of these potions is rewarded once you complete the level 50 main story quest, Ultima Weapon. But if you don’t

January 29, 2021 Off

OLED vs QLED vs MicroLED: TV Terminology Explained

By tracy
Inevitably, every year around CES at least one company hypes a new acronym that could be the next big break in TV display technology – or just a proprietary rebranding of existing tech. What it actually means is almost always perplexing. So let’s take a moment to alleviate confusion and clarify what all the different terms, new and old, really mean.

What Are the Different Types of TV Screens?

There are two main types of display technology that dominate the television marketplace – OLED and LED. And now, for those that have won the lottery, there’s MicroLED to be added to the list. While the names look similar, the way they work is quite different and each have their own benefits and drawbacks.

OLED TVs

OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) TVs were introduced by LG back in 2013, and for a while they were the only manufacturer making them. Sony joined the party in 2017 (not including the 11-inch XEL-1 in 2007), and we are now seeing more companies enter the fray. Vizio released its first OLED late in 2020, and Panasonic announced its first at CES 2021 (others are available around the world but haven’t yet entered the US marketplace).