Hello my fellow readers (if there still are any).  Sadly this location for my blog will be going away in the next month or so however I have migrated over to a blogger account now and will be located here:

http://jimmyselix.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting throughout the years and remember to always keep it geeky…

This weeks podcast will focus on Leap Motion’s new input device, Google’s release of Chromecast and of course the usual gaming industry thoughts along w/some of my personal thoughts on wearable pc technology.

I’ve included my Youtube demo video of the Leapmotion controller in action using BetterTouchTool for some gestures on my mac mini.

Today’s podcast will chat about Microsoft’s post E3 reversal of policy on DRM and checkins, the PS4 and how it can win this console war and some random mobile babble regarding iOS7 and Android. Enjoy!

Tomorrow begins gaming’s biggest event of the year, the E3 2013 expo. This year marks the begining of the next gen again. In 2006 it was the overly priced PS3 vs the XBOX 360 vs the blue ocean killer Wii; this time it seems to be more of a 2 console race even more. However the next gen of gaming may have large implications to us gamers as consumers and our rights on our games. I will delve into these thoughts in my first podcast.

today I’ll be recapping a few key announcements that have much larger implications in the overall scope of computing/technology and also do a quick summary of the tech i’m rocking these days.

Tonight’s write up will be a quick summary of my current mobile / on-the-go setup and also a few thoughts on the current crazy mobile world.

Today’s post will center around the beast that is the iPhone 5 and an emerging communication protocol: NFC. I won’t be analyzing all of the rumored features of the iPhone 5 (that will be unveiled tomorrow) but concentrating on one feature and how its inclusion/exclusion could affect it and its adoption.

Google officially announced its latest update to the Android mobile operating system at it’s ‘best’ I/O ever last month. Jellybean, aka Android 4.1.x, builds upon the Halo theme gui that Ice Cream Sandwich introduced and keeps with a consistent theme throughout the OS. Several key new feature have been included in Jellybean including Google Now and a much improved notification system w/actions. I’ll highlight a few of the bigger changes in the OS and my experience using a custom rom build of jellybean for my Google Play Galaxy Nexus.

Today’s post will finally have some pretty geek photos and thoughts on Google’s Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. This last month I broke down and got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus via Google’s Play Store. Its unlocked and works on both AT&T and T-Mobile USA 3G and is of course a pure vanilla Android experience. I’ll chat about the overal ICS experience and also my quick thoughts thus far on my Galaxy Nexus (hint: i love it!).

Well, if you’ve been reading my blog or twitter tweets, you’ll probably notice my latest obsession with NFC (near field communication). I finally received my first batch of NFC tags/stickers from www.tagstand.com and wanted to just showcase a quick demo of using a NFC tag with NFC Task Launcher to check in to foursquare with a tag.

Today’s post is more of a brain dump than post.  I’ve been thinking about the music industry again and thought of a few things I’d love to see happen.  I doubt the industry or RIAA would ever consider it but it’s worth a shot.  The biggest problem I have with the industry is how it deals w/innovative services/sites.

I love HDMI control abilities! HDMI control? HDMI Control is the ability for devices to be controlled over an HDMI connection. This basically allows you to use one remote (in my upcoming example/setup my LG TV remote) to control several devices. Think of it like having a Harmony remote and setting it up to control all devices. Read on for the goodies!

Well, late last year I broke down and finally upgraded to an uber nice 3D HDTV. After a ton of research and asking around and more research, the LG 55LW5600 was at the top of my list. In today’s post, I plan to share my experience with the LG and 3D TV and also post a follow-up post with every tip / hack / secret menu for the TV here too!

As previously noted, I have been using my PS Vita now for about a week and half and thought it would be time to write up a quick initial usage report from a core gamer perspective and also touch on a few other topics such as the ‘phoneblet’ market (ie 5″ phones like the Galaxy Note which I have a loaner of).

It’s official! The PS Vita has launched to everyone in the USA and Europe. I got my pre-order 3G + Wifi version today. Let’s take a look at what we get in the box!

Mid to late 2011, a new buzz word was running rampart in many corporate IT departments: BYOD (bring your own device). Basically what this trend centers around is the idea that users would bring their own device be it a smartphone, tablet or laptop from home and be able to use it within their work’s IT infrastructure and environment. To me this feels like a trend we saw gain popularity but then pull an epic fail. Keep on reading for my reasons on why BYOD is just that, a buzz word.

Tech, The Web, 2012

Feb 12, 2012

After a rather interesting begining to 2012, the blog is back up and online. I apologize for the downtime and lack of updates but hope to start posting more often.  Today I thought I’d post a few thoughts on some upcoming tech launches and events including the PS Vita and the iPad 3/2S/?

I frequently create new projects in symfony; however, I often forget the exact steps that are required. I have referenced my previous workflow a zillion times, but many of the steps have changed with version 1.4.

Here’s a follow up video of me adding a Gobi 3000 pci-e card to my lenovo thinkpad tablet (see the blog post over here). Enjoy!

Its been about a week or so with my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet (TPT) and I must say that I am digging it. The Pen/Stylus works pretty decent minus the lack of apps and Honeycomb is a nice upgrade from using Gingerbread on my previous Android tablet (Galaxy Tab). However, one thing that I really missed on my TthinkPad Tablet when traveling was built-in 3G data. I still believe that mobile internet on tablets is really the killer app. Today, we’ll take a look at the guts of my TthinkPad Tablet and how one can add a 3G to the TthinkPad Tablet. Keep reading for the photos, notes and links!