Author Archives: jimmyselix

About jimmyselix

geek, gamer, blogger/writer for tech-recipes.com, social media addict (@the_seamonkey)

Final Post/Blog is moving

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: … Continue reading

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LeapMotion, Chromecast and Gaming Thoughts (podcast)

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. Continue reading

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Post E3, XBOXOne-Eighty, PS4, iOS 7, ReadySet (Podcast)

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! Continue reading

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Gaming: the eve of change? pre-e3 2013 thoughts (podcast)

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. Continue reading

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2013: The beginning of the real future?

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. Continue reading

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my current mobile setup, thoughts…

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. Continue reading

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iPhone 5, NFC: make or break?

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. Continue reading

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Sweets for Geeks: Jellybean on my Galaxy Nexus

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. Continue reading

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A tasty dessert: Galaxy Nexus and ICS

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!). Continue reading

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NFC tags and a quick demo

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. Continue reading

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