The Orion Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle or MPCV is going to be the new deep space travel vehicle as the retiring Space Shuttle cannot leave Earth’s lower orbit.
The Space Shuttle was great at delivering modules, supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station but now NASA is looking at doing some deep space travel to further explore our universe.
Check out the video below for a some great information about Orion MPCV from NASA, and for even more information click HERE for a direct link to NASA’s website page about Orion.
UrtheCast is the first Planet Earth HD Streaming Video feed that is set to launch very soon. This should be interesting as it will give everyone on Earth the opportunity to view that Earth from such a rare view that only privileged Nasa Astronauts have seen.
My older brother has been fascinated with a website that tracks all the satellites in Earth’s orbit called www.n2yo.com and I thought that was cool, but this is a whole other story.
If you wish to track the International Space Station’s orbit click Here and to go to the UrtheCast website click Here, or just enjoy the movie below.
The new Windows 8 is scheduled to be release in 2012 which is not that far away but I know a lot of people are just getting use to the new look of Windows 7 so this is gonna be a big change. I recently read on a blog somewhere that Windows 7 has finally surpassed the number of licensees loaded with Windows XP and is now the top used Microsoft OS.
The new look of Windows 8 is very interesting and future driven, the one thing that I was scared about was would it run old applications and the answer is yes. It looks like it will still run current non-touch screen applications just like before but with more versatility, and mouse and touch pads are still gonna be supported. As you may notice its based on tiles but still has the bottom Start Bar if needed.
Well with no further blabbing by me, check out he video below and judge for yourself. This Video was released June 1st so it will surely change a before release in 2012 but its nice to see the new concept now.
Intel has some new SSD Hard Drives on the block, called the 510 Series with speeds up to 500 MB/s Reads and 315 MB/s Writes. There are two sizes available 120GB and 250GB, the 120GB is a bit slower but stills packs a punch.
Today’s price is around $300 Canadian for the 120GB and $600 Canadian for the 250GB
I can just imagine how fast two Intel 510 Series 250GB SSD’s would be when using them with Raid 0. Right now I am running two Seagate 500GB Baracuda’s with Raid 0 and I get around 120 MB/s read speed so this would be more then 8 times faster at around 1000 MB/s. This would be great for a gamer PC or overall faster Windows 7.
Did you see the New Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS coming to new Tablets in the next few months, it looks awesome. It allows you to do so much more. Check out this LINK for more info and also check out the videos below. Enjoy.
Over the last few weeks I had a chance to try out the Terk Directional Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna and for my location in the lower mainland of Vancouver it was a bit bleak. I managed to get 2 digital channels but only 480i resolution and 4 analog channels but those were very snowy.
My brother on the other hand who is about 15km away and over a hill, received 4 digital HD 1080i channels and 4 analog ones with the same antenna. I guess his location and better signal strength made the difference. This antenna also came with an inline powered signal booster that really made the difference so make sure you use this if you buy this product. Esthetically the antenna is clean and pleasant looking so it doesn’t cause an eye soar on a shelf.
So overall its a decent antenna as long as your in a good reception area; this would normally depend on how far you are from the local TV Station Antenna and if you have a lot of interference from power lines.
Directional UHF element reduces signal interference
Optimized for HDTV reception
UHF and VHF elements for reception of all available broadcasts (Channels 2- 69)
I’ve been really eager to roll out more video’s for my YouTube channel Wonderbartdotcom, but I wanted to do it right and produce HD 720p videos. So after months of deliberation I finally went out and purchased the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Cam.
Kodak Zi8 Specifications:
Sensor type: 1 / 2.5-type 5 MP CMOS Lens: 6.3 mm, f/2.8, fixed focus 35 mm equivalent: 61 mm (1080p), 46 mm (720p/60 fps, 720p, WVGA), 42 mm (still) Zoom: 4X digital Display size: 2.5 in. Storage: 128 MB internal memory, SD/SDHC card expansion slot Focus modes: normal and macro Focus range: normal: 100 cm–infinity, macro: 15 cm White balance: auto File formats: video – H.264 (MOV), AAC LC, still – JPEG Capture modes: 1080p/30 fps, 720p/60 fps, 720p/30 fps, WVGA 848 × 480 / 30 fps or Still 5.3 MP, 16:9 wide screen Microphone: yes (monoaural) Speaker: yes Connectivity: USB 2.0, AV out, HDMI, DC in, external mono or stereo microphone jack Tripod mount: 1/4 in. standard Power: KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery KLIC-7004, AC adapter Dimensions: 2.4 × 4.5 × 0.9 in. Weight: 110 g (3.9 oz) without batteries
Check out my unboxing video that I filmed with my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 phone below.
Well its official were out of IP Version 4 IP address’s, this means that IPV6 needs implementation asap. Windows 7 is all ready for this switch so don’t freak out its all under control.. GULP….. I hope so…
The long weekend was very busy for me so I didn’t have time to write some new content so here’s some updates.
After seeing Grown Ups at the theater, the next day I rented Hot Tub Time Machine and then the following day I saw a horror called The Crazies. Hot Tub Time Machine was pretty funny and i give it a 7.5/10 and Crazies was decent so I rank it 6.5/10
On Monday I cleaned my LOOOOONG overdue xp4 filters which were embarrassingly very dirty. I replaced the Bio-Chem Zorb and floss pads in both filters but the bottom foam only in one filter that needed it. I also change some of the water in the tank as it was very dirty. I will watch my ammonia in the next few days toward the weekend and possibly change some more water if the ammonia gets too high.
I also upgraded my Phone from an iPhone 3G to a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 as I got a super deal from my cell phone carrier. Rogers also sent me one of those 3G Internet Rocket Sticks which I still need to test out. Soon as I have some time to play with both I’ll do a review on them.
Tonight I created a new D16Z6 Exhaust video on Youtube and added it to my right side column so check it out when you get a chance.