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My Life In 3D
Last Updated on Friday, 6 July 2012 06:49 Written by Laddie13 Friday, 6 July 2012 07:00
Last year I was in the market for a new tv and since I like being the cool kid on the block who gets all the new things first, I went 3D. Unfortunately it has been difficult and expensive procuring things to watch. My cable provider Time Warner offers a few things in 3D as well as pay per view selections but they always cost more and a Blu-ray 3D DVD will usually cost $35 to $40. Another appealing aspect to home 3D for me was my love of gaming , at least I don’t have to pay more for 3D capable games. Which is not to say all games are great in 3D, I think to some games it was just added as an afterthought.
I understand that some people literally get sick from watching 3D and others are reluctant to spend the extra money for 3D enabled sets since it’s yet to prove itself as the future of home viewing. There’s also the glasses that some people are reluctant to wear not to mention it’s an added cost since they are sold separately. But still I love 3D, the immersion in what you are watching is stunning when it’s done right. My 3D adoption didn’t end with the tv either. I bought Nintendo’s 3DS and this past holiday season I got the Playstation 24″ 3D gaming monitor. I guess I’m pretty hardcore when it comes to 3D!
I’ve recently discovered that HBO On-Demand offers a few 3D selections, sure they are mostly kids movies but at least this gives me hope that it’s gaining acceptance. When it comes to the gaming community kudos to Sony for embracing it full on. Many titles for the PS3 are offered in 3D including a few of their HD reboots of titles such as the God Of War Origins Collection and ICO/Shadow Of The Colossus as well as new blockbusters like Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3. Gaming in 3D is something that takes some getting used to especially when it comes to shooters. The added depth is at first hard to adjust for when aiming but once I played for a while it became easier. Super Stardust HD has probably been one of the best 3D game experiences I’ve had as it seems the game was built with 3D from the start. Uncharted 3 is pretty impressive in 3D as well but gaming seems to strain the eyes slightly more than viewing movies does, I recommend taking breaks to give your eyes a rest. Read more: My Life In 3D
Verizon Wireless scoops up $3.6 Billion of wireless spectrum.
Last Updated on Monday, 5 December 2011 05:33 Written by LoganDX Monday, 5 December 2011 07:00
Verizon keeps chugging along! The wireless section of the telecommunications giant struck a deal to swallow down 122 licenses from SpectrumCo to the tune of $3.6 billion! The deal would give Verizon plenty of advanced wireless spectrum to push their LTE network rollout even further. Verizon’s President and CEO, Dan Mead, had this to say on the matter:
Spectrum is the raw material on which wireless networks are built, and buying the AWS spectrum now solidifies our network leadership into the future, and will enable us to bring even better 4G LTE products and services to our customers
SpectrumCo is a love affair between Comcast, Time Warner and Bright House Networks. If the deal passes FCC approval, the three companies stand to split the pie a little unevenly. Comcast holds the biggest piece at 63.6% which would equate to around $2.3 billion to screw up cable customers with. Time Warner’s slice sits at 31.2%, an amount that should send them $1.1 billion. Bright House squeaks in to eat the remaining 5.2% of the deal, something that leaves them roughly $189 million. All three companies are also going to be able to hawk Verizon products and services in the future. Now we know why the “Can You Hear Me Now” guy got booted, they needed to scrounge up some cash! Hit the jump to check out the full press release.