As the battle of the handheld gaming systems hots up, one of the emerging must-haves is proving to be the capability of Wi-Fi gaming. As the term implies, Wi-Fi gaming involves playing games via a Wi-Fi internet connection to other players. The two most popular handheld gaming consoles, the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and the Nintendo DS, both allow Wi-Fi gaming, across the PlayStation Network and the Nintendo Wi-Fi Network, respectively. There’s nothing better than being able to play with your friends who are all hooking up in Airport Madness 4 and getting into a simulation match together.
Wi-Fi gaming allows users to compete against others connected to the internet nearby or even on the other side of the world. Even if you don’t have friends who have an interest in gaming, with 53 million Nintendo DS consoles and 25 million PSP consoles sold worldwide, it is unlikely that there won’t be anyone to play against, regardless of your preferred gaming genre. Wi-Fi networks are accessible within the transmitting range of a wireless access point, or hotspot. In the US, the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has gone as far as to offer free Wi-Fi access to all of its residents.
In the UK, Norwich is pioneering a free city-wide Wi-Fi project, employing 200 antennas to cover the city centre and three sectors of the city. Similar projects are being planned for other major UK cities, such as Manchester, London and Birmingham. For those not lucky enough to live in a city with a comparable scheme there are several free Wi-Fi connections in cafés, pubs and public places such as airports, and Nintendo have even struck a deal with McDonald’s in order to provide designated Wi-Fi access for the Nintendo Wi-Fi Network. In the UK there are currently 7500 branches offering this facility.Read More
I have a job pretty much as an errand boy for a guy who owns and manages apartments here in Winston Salem and High Point. Of course he hired my truck about as much as he hired me. I have an old truck and my Dad has an old landscaper type trailer. I started out doing odd jobs for him on the side. In fact that was probably a better deal for me up to a point. It was just one or two things a week, but he would pay me cash and fill my tank with gas usually as well. He gave me a gas card that I use, but Read more […]Read More
After learning that an old TV network would be revived through a satellite provider, I went to http://www.direct-satellite-tv.com/directv/pennsylvania/ to sign up for their service. The network used to come on regular TV many years ago, but it shut down after ratings became too low and operating costs became too high. It was a shame too, because the network was pretty popular in the old days, but many of the network’s best shows were cancelled. There were rumors of producers making all kinds of terrible decisions, like firring key people. Many other people who worked with the network and weren’t fired decided to leave on their own.
The rights to the network were sold off to someone who had the idea of bringing it back. He had watch the network in his youth, and wanted to see it return to its former glory. He hired many people who used to work at the network in the old days, along with some new people to take the place of those who chose not to return. News of the network coming back spread like wildfire across the Internet and news outlets. People would talk about all of the great shows from before, and speculated what would return.
On the day that the network was relaunched, the first show they aired was an updated version of the first show they aired when they first launched many years ago. Most of the original staff from that show was there, along with some new faces. The show was just as funny as I remember it all those years ago. The ratings for the first day of the network’s return were off the charts. The nostalgia everyone had for the network had carried it into a successful relaunch, and with each passing day, more people are getting satellite to see it.Read More
My cable bill is terrible right now. I just actually looked a the statement for the first time in a few months, and it was enough to make me sick, like literally sick. I do not know how they think it is okay to charge these bills, but I am going to switch my provider, or something. I am looking at cable-tv.com to see if there are other providers that I might be able to switch to in my area, and if so, what their prices look like. I definitely want to get digital cable, because my kids would start Read more […]Read More
If you want to buy a house I have been trying to figure out how exactly you can do it. Of course I mean the fine details of getting it done are sort of eluding me. I realize that there are some basic precepts, for example you definitely need to get the down payment. Of course I pretty much thought that was the big thing you had to do. However if you visit site here you can see them talk about one of the things I did not know, which is that you need to get home insurance before you can even get the bank to make you a loan on a house. The underlying principle is just as simple and plain as it can possibly be, that being that the bank wants you to give them their money back with interest. Obviously they have to protect themselves from al sorts of things which are not all that likely, but which could happen.
Now for example if you borrow a hundred thousand dollars on a house, you probably intend to have the house. However it is possible that the house could catch fire or there could a hurricane or a tornado or something like a flood. After this event the house might be worth ten dollars, in which case you probably do not want to pay ten thousand times what it is worth to the bank. That is why you get insurance if you are a bank. Of course the chances are that you do not have to worry too much about some biblical disaster flattening your house, but as long as there is a chance you have to protect yourself from it. At least if you are a banker and you are in this business you have to do it.Read More
I am a big fan of change. I know a lot of people don’t like it, but that is definitely not me. I know that when things change, that it usually means something has been improved. I am also smart enough to realize that this is not always the case, which is what happened when the operating system that got upgraded on my phone was not to my liking. I wanted to go back to my former operating system until all of the kinks were worked out, so I did an online search to see how to downgrade ios to the previous version.
I knew that there had to be a way to do it, but I had not done anything like that before. I was prepared to spend a few hours to find out how to do it, but it took me just mere minutes to find what I needed to know. The website that I used was extremely informative on how to downgrade my operating system, and it did not take me long at all before I had my phone back to how I liked it. Everything worked perfectly once again, and that is all that mattered to me.
I honestly thought that it was going to take a lot longer to downgrade, but the site I used was both detailed yet simple. I knew exactly what to do because it was not described in extreme technical details. They even had pictures and a video, so someone like my sister, who is not technical at all, would have no problem downgrading her phone either. I will end up using the newer operating system once they have it sorted out, but right now, it just stalls a lot of the apps that I use on a daily basis. Getting my old version back was such a relief so I could use them again!Read More
I used to have straight teeth, but over the years, they have become very crooked. Over time, I became very embarrassed of my teeth as a result. I have always wanted braces, but just did not do it for a variety of reasons. But a friend told me I should look for the best Invisalign braces dentist in the area to see what could be done for my teeth. She said that I would be able to get my teeth straightened without needing traditional metal braces on my teeth.
I had never heard of Invisalign before, so I started out by doing a little research to learn more about what this type of orthodontic treatment is. Unlike other types of braces, you are given aligners that can be taken out of your mouth as needed. And best of all, they are transparent, so most people will not even notice when you have them in your mouth.
Excited about the prospect of treatment that would be hard to notice by other people, I began looking for a great dentist in the area who could do the work for me. I narrowed down my options to one particular dental office located nearby, and I found so many people saying great things about the dentist himself. He was friendly and reassuring with me. I decided to let him do the work, and I am happy to say that after two years, I now loved my teeth and smile!
I really liked that I was not forced to keep the aligners in my mouth at all times. I was able to take them out of mouth anytime that I wanted to eat or had a really special occasion where I simply did not want to wear them. The cost was covered by my insurance, and the whole experience has been rewarding.Read More
Thanks to a condo that I found at http://www.condogallery.com.sg/, I was able to find a place to live, and a woman to love. I moved into the condo after living in a house with 4 other people during my college years. After college, we all went our separate ways in different countries, and I was the only one still living there. I looked for a condo and found the one I currently live in. While living in the condo, I met a girl who was living on the floor below me. We started having casual conversation Read more […]Read More
I bought my wife a pink Selfie Stick as a stocking stuffer. She uses it all the time. She is an amateur photographer who has a nice DSLR, tripod and other gear. However, it is the smartphone that you have with you all of the time. She keeps the Selfie Stick in her purse. It is not that big, and she uses it to grab stills and video of things she finds interesting throughout her day. She has become an expert at using the telescopic tube that her smartphone attaches too to take pictures.
I have seen her use it to take amazing shots outdoors and indoors. She has one of a nest of baby birds that was on a low branch just out of her reach. The video looks like a camera was hidden in the nest. She does crazy stills and video with it too. The perspective of getting the camera out away from your body for selfies is really neat. She has used it to take pictures of the kids and the dogs. The dogs look at it with curiosity, but they are not afraid of it.
It is just a telescoping metal tube with a foam handle covering and a device to attach your smartphone at the end. This one has a Bluetooth shutter remote as well. We use an app to make it work. Some phones probably have Bluetooth remote capability built into their camera application for video and photographs. You need something to be able to activate the shutter button. Some phones have voice capture capability where you say “cheese” or something like that. I think they all have a 10 second timer built in to take pictures or activate video record. That’s how you use your smartphone camera with a Selfie Stick for taking much better looking pictures and video.Read More
I have to do a lot of things now, because I moved out of the dorms and now I am living about a mile from the campus of Johns Hopkins University. I am living with a lacrosse player I met playing pickup basketball games with. He is certifiably insane and I do not think I would want him to be my doctor, but I do not think he is going to stick with pre med either. I like him for this because he has money. For instance we are looking at information on Baltimore high speed internet access and I tell him Read more […]Read More