Sunday, April 8, 2012

AT&T to begin unlocking non-contract iPhones this upcoming Sunday, April 8th

Apparently, starting this Sunday, AT&T will begin to unlock non contract iPhones. Customers with iPhones with accounts in good standing will be able to request a carrier unlock for their device. What this means is that once freed from the AT&T network, any micro SIM card can be inserted into the phone.
AT&T’s official statement
Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones. The only requirements are that a customer’s account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and active term commitment on an AT&T customer account, and they need to have fulfilled their contract term, upgraded under one of our upgrade policies or paid an early termination fee.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mists of Pandaria Press Tour Summary

So much new information being released today by Blizzard regarding the new World of Warcraft expansion that’s coming. Here is a quick summary by MMO-Champion
  • The final patch of Mists of Pandaria will be the Siege of Orgrimmar! Both factions lay siege to the city to bring Garrosh down and end his reign of Warchief.
  • The new LFR loot system will allow everyone to roll individually. The highest few rolls will win an item from the boss. Upon winning a roll, if the boss has an item that you can use, you will win it. If not, you will get some amount of gold. It will only be in LFR to begin with, but can be added to other parts of the game later.
  • An 11th character slot has been added.
  • AoE Looting has been added.
  • There will not be an item squish in Mist of Pandaria.
  • No new race models are ready to be added yet.
  • There will be nine level 90 heroics for players as well as three raids with 14 raid bosses and three difficulties. There will be an additional two world bosses.
  • Scenarios will take place at level 90, in an instance, and reward reputation and Valor points. They don’t need a healer, tank, and DPS, just DPS is fine. Each will take 10 to 30 minutes to complete and five or more will be available for launch.
  • In Challenge Modes, the vast majority of players will most likely earn a bronze medal even if they are a relatively unskilled player. After a player earns all the medals at the Bronze level, they will be rewarded with an achievement and title. Completing all of the Silver medals will earn a set of spectacular gear for transmogrification, and completing all of the gold will earn a unique epic flying mount. Challenge modes will be available for the six new dungeons at launch.
  • Cloud Serpents are the Pandaren’s mount of choice. You can raise your own by doing 20 days of daily quests.
  • The Tillers faction will let you run your own farm! The farmer’s market will provide daily quest to improve your farm every day, you will be able to clear plots of land and plant things like cooking ingredients, herbalism nodes, gifts for NPCs to build your reputation… etc.
  • Warlocks got the most class changes in MoP, along with new pets.
  • There will be more mounts and less color swaps for different rewards.
  • They are adding armor to creatures to give them varied appearances, something other than just simple color changes.
  • There are now seven zones, up from five. This was done to add more content to the game and give players a less linear progression path so that leveling for a second or third time isn’t the exact same.
  • There will be one new arena and two new battlegrounds at launch.
  • PvP pet battles are going to be fun and causal, only tracking the number of wins and not the number of losses. When fighting another player, you cannot see the other players name or communicate with them.
  • Currently, every race except Goblin and Worgen can learn the ways of the monk.
  • The Pre Mists of Pandaria Patch will be roughly two weeks before launch and bring simple rewards. It might involve a scenario with Theramore and the Alliance vs Horde theme. Chen Stormstout might also come to the local cities and get players excited about what is coming.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beta Invites for Guild Wars 2 Came out Today

Congratulation to those that received a beta invite from ArenaNet through email today. If you did not receive one yet, there will be more invitations to come in the next couple days. You'll be able to have access to test out the following with beta invite:
  • 3 Races Starting Zones: Norn, Charr, and Human
  • 8 Professions: Necromancer, Engineer, Thief, Elementalist, Warrior, Guardian, Ranger, and Mesmer
  • World vs World PvP
  • Dungeons
ArenaNet also commented on beta invitations:
"Yes, beta invitations have begun going out. They'll be sent out over the next few days. Please remember that discussing the beta in any way, shape, or form -- including your status in it -- is a breach of NDA. Don't risk your beta access! ~RB2"

Sunday, March 11, 2012

World of Warcraft Scroll of Resurrection

You will be able to earn a free faction mount when you use a Scroll of Resurrection to bring a friend or former guildmate back to World of Warcraft, but this offer will only be available for a limited time. Any active World of Warcraft non-trial player can send a Scroll of Resurrection. To be eligible to receive a Scroll of Resurrection, your friend must have previously purchased at least one month of game time at any point in the past, and your friend’s account must have been inactive since March 4, 2012 or earlier.
Once your friend accepts your scroll and pays for at least 30 days of game, you unlock your choice of the following rewards:
  • A Free Spectral Gryphon for an Alliance character
  • Or a Free Spectral Wind Rider for a Horde character
And, to enable you and your friend to play together in Cataclysm’s newest content, any friend who accepts your Scroll will also receive the following epic benefits:
  • A single character immediately boosted all the way to level 80 – DING!
  • A FREE upgrade to Cataclysm – regardless of your friend’s original box level
  • An optional FREE character move – to your realm and faction so you can play together
  • 7 FREE days of game time – available immediately

Monday, March 5, 2012

Toshiba Excite 10 LE - World's Thinnest Tablet Arrives March 6th

 Toshiba revealed it's 10.1" Excite x10 LE tablet during the Mobile World Congress and at CES 2012. Now it is time for consumers to have a chance to purchase their own if they can afford $529.99 for the 16GB and  $599.99 for the 32GB version.

This super-thin, light and well-equipped 10” Tablet features a slim design, convenient built-in ports, premium features and entertainment-optimized performance for work and play on-the-go.
  • 0.3" thin
  • 1.2lbs
  • 10.1” AutoBrite™ Multi-touch Display
  • Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Powered by Android™
  • Dual-core processor
  • Micro HDMI® port
  • Micro USB port
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Two HD Cameras

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hard Drive Prices Remain Inflated Until 2014

We all know about the flooding in Thailand last year that caused the prices of hard disk drives (HDD) to rise. It is expected that inventories will not be back to normal until the end of this year and prices will stay high until 2014.

The average global price for hard drives increased by 28% at the end of 2011 and experts estimate the prices will decline by 12% every year.

The hard drive industry will have to spend around $1 billion dollars to build new manufacturing plants therefore causes the price to stay inflated.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Diablo 3 - Most Anticipated Game of 2012

According to GameTrailer's User Choice For Most Anticipated Game of 2012, Diablo 3 won the #1 spot with 40,000 votes. Check out the video below for the top 10 most anticipated games.

Currently Diablo 3 is in its beta stage and going through many changes during the beta. At this moment, its beta have gone through 11 patches where Blizzard continue doing fixes to the game.

All we can hope for is a complete well done game when Diablo 3 gets released, hopefully by April.
On other thoughts, i've been playing the Diablo 3 beta a little bit and trying out all different classes.
My favorite and first class to level up when Diablo 3 hits will be the Wizard

Monday, January 30, 2012

Verizon Soon to Introduce Family Data Plan

News leaked that the employee training  material at Verizon Wireless indicates an upcoming new plan that will provide families to share data plan.

So what does this mean? How can us as consumers benefit from this?

For those that are paying $30 to have separate data plans with in your family, the new family share plan will definately save you $10-$30 a month depends on how many separate data users are in your family plan.

Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said that they are currently working out the details so that when they make the plan available, it will be a "win-win situation for both Verizon and their customers".

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Viggle App - Get Paid while you watch TV

The first company to offer a reward system that give their viewers gift cards from racking up points while watching TV on their iPhones and iPads.

This could be a make or break to revolutionizing the way we watch TV. Who would have thought that doing something we enjoy like watching TV, one day can actually earn us rewards?

The idea behind this is to encourage more viewers and increase the size of the audience, therefore shows will earn more money from advertisers.

You can sign up and find out more about this loyalty program at The Viggle Website. There is also a nice article from The Washington Post that may sway you to downloading this app.

In conclusion, it's nice to get rewards for things we already do, so might as well give it a try.
I notice lately there are a lot more of these type of reward programs popping up day after day. Things advertisers and companies do to get viewership for their ads!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Guild Wars 2 - Public Beta

According to ArenaNet, the closed beta of Guild Wars 2 is finally coming to an end.
ArenaNet founder and president, Mike O'Brien, spoke about celebrating the year of the Dragon and was excited to let fans know that the Public Beta will be available soon in march 2012

The long waited MMOG is predicted to launch later this year around June or July.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

1TB SSD on a Swiss Army Knife

It's official folks, the first Swiss Army Knife from Victorinox that contains a 1 Terabyte SSD on it.
It's the only one in the world that connects to eSATA II / III and USB 2.0 / 3.0 with a single connector. 
It's impressive with a read speed of 220MB/s and a write speed of 150MB/s.
It's everything a survivor would want in the new age of technology, right?

Only if you have $3000 for it!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Possible Diabo 3 Release soon!

Millions of gamers out there are waiting for the release of Blizzard's Diablo 3 RPG game!

Even though Blizzard's been hiding and denying the release date of Feb. 1st, 2012, Best Buy is making a really good guess by advertising that Diablo 3 is coming out on Feb 1st and all fans should pre-order their copy now.

If you are fortunate like me that's already paying for a World of Warcraft subscription for a year, you'll be getting your copy of Diablo 3 for free and should be ready to play at midnight of release date.

Meanwhile Blizzard is still working on a console version for Diablo 3, lets cross our fingers that won't delay the release of the PC version.

Lets get our game on!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Random Intro of my Dog

I think my puppy deserves some publicity for this hunt. Lil'Boy, that's what I call him, is my mix Dachshund that is extremely protective, loyal, and fiesty. He usually patrols the backyard every morning after he wakes up, making sure that there are no critters / wild animals in his territory. Lil'Boy thinks he is a soldier on patrol, he think he's at war everyday with any creatures that dare venture into my backyard.

One unlucky rat was happened to crossed the fence into my property got caught and look at what happened to it. LOL

The rat looks like it tried to feign death, but still got owned and died for real. This is how  my puppy shows off to me every day.

He goes hunting and patrolling the property!

2012 International CES Starting today

That's right folks! This year's International CES takes place starting today Jan. 10th through Jan 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It is called the Superbowl of Consumer Technology and Electronics, so if you are not there, you gotta be watching it!

It is a place to get sneak previews of the LATEST gadgets and electronics that will be coming in the future.

I know it's too late now to get tickets for free, but you must notice that if you had register early by August 31, 2011 your ticket is free. Keep that in mind for next year!

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More info at:

Monday, January 9, 2012

World's First Android 4.0 Smart TV

Lenovo 55-inch IdeaTV K91 Smart TV

Lenovo will be coming out with an Android telecision that will have the Snapdragon Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual core 8060 processor. It will be a 55-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology. It will be running the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System that will allow you to access all the Android content. Other features include 16:9 aspect ratio, 240Hz refresh rate, 1,080p res, 3D support, HDMI, USB 2.0 connectivity, SD card slow, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and it supports voice and facial recognition via a 5 MP camera.

This will be a delicious new toy for any tech addicts. Hope you'll have the money for it, price is not determined yet.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

MMO Champion Rage

Before you read anything, please keep in mind this:  A number's worth is relative to what you are comparing it to

Every time Im reading a post from people regarding Blizzard need do to a number crunch on stats, it just make me angry of how people don't under stand the way numbers / stats work.

Average tank right now is around 200k hp, if the boss hits him for 50k a hit, it takes 4 hits to kill the tank without heals.

IF IN Pandaria, a tank has 400k HP, but the boss in Pandaria hits him for 100k a hit, IT STILL TAKES 4 HITS to kill the tank without heals.

THE BOTTOM Line is, doesn't matter HOW Much Health you Have, Damage you do, Healing you do, or stats you have, IT ALL DEPENDS ON OTHER STATS.

That's why NUMBER IS A RELATIVITY thing.

If you have 50 HP or 500k HP as a tank, how OP you are depends on how hard the boss hits, how much healers can do, etc

So, those of you saying you will be shooting a Fireball for lets say 300k damage in expac in PVP, IT DOESNT MATTER if the other PVPer have 900k HP, you wont kill him.

The only argument I can see from people that complains about numbers increasing is their brain don't want to calculate all these digits.

That's why there's a thing call ROUNDING UP or DOWN.  Does it make a difference if you are hitting for 50 damage, or 50k damage? just add a "k" and call it a day.

Not gonna lie, us Americans are relying too much on things to make everything simple so our brains can become lazy.

Why would you want to be lvl 90 and attack for 500 damage, when you can do 500k, even though both can be balanced with the consideration of other numbers

Am I the only one that's thinking this way about all these un-needed complaints to lower HP pool / Damage / Healing / Stats?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

AMD HD 7970 - Next Generation High End GPU

Excitement coming to all AMD fans out there. The new Powerful AMD HD 7970 is almost here!
Unfortunately it's release date of January 9, 2012 has been pushed back to February 2012.
Also, it's not looking so well on the charts either! Make sure you do your research before you buy this card!
According to Tom's Hardware, it's not even on par with the GeForce GTX 590

Lets take a look at the spec that will be packed inside: