Tag Archives: Web Development

Moving Forward

We live in a world where nothing, absolutely nothing, stands still. This is not merely accounting for the fact that we have around-the-clock businesses and services. This is a certain aspect, sure, but there is a little bit more to it than just that. Change is around us at all times, around us and throughout us all. We change not only as people as time goes on, but witness changes to our environment every single day. Popular fads come and go in the blink of an eye. A tragedy one day evolves into a triumph the next. Sports championships are won and lost and contested and won all over again. Even down to the cellular and atomic levels, there is no such thing as a static moment. It can be argued that the only constant in this life is indeed that it will change at some point. Some changes are radical, some are subtle. Some are necessary while some happen without need or warning. That is just the way things work sometimes.

In the technology field, change is not only a constant but also a great necessity. With the way the world progresses and changes, our technology must keep up. Everything needs to evolve somehow or else it ceases to be relevant, and this is doubly true for the tech world. Take video games, for instance. Every five years or so, we see a shift in the paradigm: new consoles, new titles, and new technology for us to play with. Now, it seems that this shift is starting anew. GameStop, the biggest video game retailer in the world, has announced plans to manufacture a tablet PC in an effort to bring gaming to the tablet world. For more information, please visit IT World.

Advertisements

Behind the Curtain

For those curious souls among us, there is no such thing as enough knowledge. These people are constantly seeking out every little bit of information they can get their hands on. Usually, the quest is in reference to a specific interest or hobby or field of study. These individuals are likely to research and read and absorb all of the information they can get their hands on regarding their given topic of interest. Certain musicians may, for instance, endeavor to learn all they can about their particular instrument. Writers may seek out advice and tips as to how to more effectively tell a story or craft a character of some sort. These people have an insatiable need to know, to find information and apply it to their everyday experience. While the information found at this site may well come in handy for these people, it is also for those casually interested in technology that we write.

We discuss a great deal on this site about gaming. However, since we are also a blog about coding and programming languages, it is apt to sort of connect the two at certain points. We might be familiar with the languages used in web development, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. However, what languages are used to develop video games? Primarily, assembly languages in conjunction with C++ or C lay the basic framework. Artwork and artificial intelligence are developed with languages such as Python and Lua. In-browser Internet games utlized Java and Adobe Flash to a great extent. As well, graphic design programs such as GIMP and Photoshop are commonly used in the game development phase.


Samsung’s 3D Computer Monitors!

Mobile Computing News is reporting that Samsung is forging ahead with their plans for the 3D computer monitors!

For it’s part, Engadget has uncovered the specs behind the Samsung 3D LED monitors range. There are two series of monitors, namely the 750 series and the 950 series. Both series have two monitors, sized at 23 inches and 27 inches. Resolution across all the monitors is 1080p, with two-millisecond response times, 1000:1 contrast ratios, with available inputs being HDMI, D-sub, DVI-DualLink connectivity and DisplayPort.

Furthermore, for those who would like to use the 3D-enabled monitors as televisions, it’s possible to order them with an optional extra in the form of a TV tuner.

The problem is we don’t know how much these Samsung 3D LED monitors will cost. This scares us. This scares us a lot, in fact, given how expensive 3D displays – let alone LED-enabled ones – have been up to this point.

Samsung’s biggest success in recent years has been its ability to build top quality products at very competitive prices. What the company does not get enough credit for is how much their industrial designers have stepped up to the plate. These monitors, with their unusual neck carved into the base and slim bezel look like something fresh out of a very sexy future.


iPad Episode II: Revenge of the Slick?

Although Apple hasn’t officially confirmed or denied it, the ipad 2 is set to hit the shelves in a few weeks, and though the hype is much less than for its predecessor, the reviews & upgrades are no less important.

To wit:

  • A more powerful processor. Experts are predicting that the new processor will be modeled around the ARM Cortex A9 unit — which will double the effort of the popular 1Ghz edition.
  • A top-of-the-line front-facing camera. The gTalk has been a successful staple in the Android tablets, and Apple will be keen to use the iPad 2 as a launching pad for their new video calling capabilities.
  • A rear-facing camera. A rear-facing camera will make Apple on par with some of their rivals, bringing HDR photo skills to the iPad. The potential for the iPad to include Hipstamatic and Camera+ functions is very tempting.

In addition to these notable upgrades, sources are saying that the Apple iPad 2 will include bigger speakers and a 3 axis gyroscope for superior gaming capabilities. A more powerful processor will also be provided, while USB connectivity is also said to be included after Apple conceded to an onslaught of complaints from consumers that transferring data to the slate needed an extra adapter.

While Apple have done their best to keep the iPad 2’s features a secret, many reliable internet sources have come forward boasting of having glimpses what the new tablet has to offer.