Dragon Blogger Technology http://www.dragonblogger.com Gadgets, Video Games, Blogging Tips, Technology and Giveaways Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Enter the PlayStation 4 Giveaway http://www.dragonblogger.com/enter-the-playstation-4-giveaway/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/enter-the-playstation-4-giveaway/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40950 Author information
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When Purple Monster Coupons asked if we would help sponsor a PlayStation 4 giveaway I was quick to jump on board, I have been wanting to try and offer one for the fans for a while the price tag was just too steep for me to fund the prize by my lonesome at the time.

So with partnership from several bloggers, the PlayStation 4 Giveaway is now live and I am hoping that one of the Dragon Blogger fans is the lucky one to take home this fantastic prize.

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The PlayStation 4 is arguably the most powerful and best console out to date, and with ultra-fast customized processors and 8GB of high-performance unified system memory, the PS4™ system is the home to games with rich, high-fidelity graphics and deeply immersive experiences that shatter expectations.

Remote Play between the Vita and the PS4 is awesome (so I am told and have read, haven’t had a chance to test for myself). With the PS Vita system, gamers will be able to play a range of PS4™ titles on the beautiful 5-inch display over Wi-Fi access points in a local area network.

I hear the new Dual Shock 4 controller is better than any previous controller and there are more Indie games on PS4 available than the Xbox One right now.

If you are a Sony or PlayStation fanboy, this is the giveaway to enter.

Enter to Win a Sony PlayStation 4

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Note this giveaway ends on May 2nd, so hurry up and get all your entries in!

*DISCLAIMER- DragonBlogger.com IS NOT responsible for the prize in anyway! We were not compensated to post this post in any way! Only one entry per person per household! Void where prohibited. The winner has 2 days to respond to the email or else a different winner will be chosen. This giveaway has NOTHING to do with facebook, twitter,bloglovin, google, Pinterest or klout in anyway! If you have a question please feel free to email Purplemonstercoupons@live.com if you have any questions, comments or concerns!

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Opening 30 Unidentified Dyes in Guild Wars 2 http://www.dragonblogger.com/opening-30-unidentified-dyes-in-guild-wars-2/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/opening-30-unidentified-dyes-in-guild-wars-2/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:19 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40928 [...]

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The other day I thought I was in luck when I tried my hand at 30 unidentified dyes as I had some laurels to spend and wanted to get as many duplicates as possible for when the Guild Wars 2 feature pack released which would reimburse a ton of unidentified dyes that were duplicated between accounts.

I wanted new dye colors as well as maybe some rare ones to sell as I needed to boost some gold, and you can get some good coin if you are lucky enough to find a very rare dye.  As the new dye system was going to reduce the cost of dyes as they weren’t going to be character bound anymore, I wanted to take advantage of some sales while dye prices were still high for rare ones.

So I got a few rare dyes, made about 5 gold total from the sales which wasn’t so bad and got a ton of new colors.  After the Feature Pack update, I wound up getting another 56 unidentified dyes, opening them all and had a HUGE range of color options for my character armor sets.

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I love now in the new Feature Pack 1 how the skin system works and skins are all account bound and all skins you unlocked can be put on any character at any time, you technically can create a brand new character like I did with my Norn Mesmer and instantly give them an awesome armor skin at level 1.

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Has Chess Evolved From a Square Board Battle to a Frightening New Battle on a Sphere? http://www.dragonblogger.com/has-chess-evolved-from-a-square-board-battle-to-a-frightening-new-battle-on-a-sphere/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/has-chess-evolved-from-a-square-board-battle-to-a-frightening-new-battle-on-a-sphere/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40915 Author information
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PORTLAND, Ore., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — After their historic first battle the couple has been ever more stunned as they continue now to play SphereChess – instead of square board chess.

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“This game takes classic square board chess into a whole new world without borders…into the new age of chess. The power and the possibilities are much higher and the playing styles and winning gambits and amazing strategies have yet to be written. We’re excited to see how this game evolves and how it grows and expands.” – Max Tite www.spherechess.com

SphereChess is pure 64-square chess around a sphere. Because there are no edges on a sphere to restrict the movement of the pieces in any direction, SphereChess players suddenly have insane firepower compared to their square board brethren. http://sphere-hess.freeforums.net/thread/1/play-sphere-chess

Only a handful of officially recorded SphereChess games exist in the newly created archives of the SphereChess Federation website. http://www.spherechess.com/gamesposted.aspx No known or recorded SphereChess tactics, gambits or strategies exist, yet. There are no SphereChess coaches or grandmasters.

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There is no software that can challenge let alone beat a human at SphereChess, yet. The challenge in building true SphereChess AI is staggering, particularly as there simply is no established Opening Book for SphereChess. Yet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_opening_book

In an excerpt from a SphereChess Federation memo to Feng-hsiung Hsu (chief architect of the AI for IBM’s DEEP BLUE supercomputer that trounced Grandmaster Gary Kasparov in the 1980′s – Feng is currently the manager of devices and platforms at Microsoft’s Research and Development headquarter in Beijing):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng-hsiung_Hsu

“A brand new 64-square monster is about to be released to the world, and it is immediately going to stand alongside, and cast a shadow over the square board, as a shatteringly more powerful, infinitely deeper, completely un-explored alternative….perhaps very quickly eclipsing the square board, as the next and all future generations of mankind embrace it. Human imagination and ingenuity still has an edge over brute computing power. We should talk, sir.”

If our kids’ kids will be playing SphereChess, will they still be playing square board chess, as well? With an estimated 200 to 500 million people that play online chess over the Internet right now, and with limitless generations to follow over the next hundreds and thousands of years, how valuable is SphereChess as a copyrighted franchise?

With the advent of global social media such as Facebook constantly seeking new content, SphereChess has a very bright future indeed.

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Google Glass Explorer Program Launches http://www.dragonblogger.com/google-glass-explorer-program-launches/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/google-glass-explorer-program-launches/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:07 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40907 Author information
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Today Google Glass becomes available to the public, and if you are looking to pick up Google Glass here is the website to do so. You can simply sign up to receive news, or actually sign up for a spot to purchase Google Glass and become an explorer.  So far the requirements are that you live in the United States and are 18 years or older, as Google is still testing the waters and feedback is their primary focus as more people start experimenting with Google Glass, testing out applications and providing feedback on the platform.

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The interesting this is obviously visually enhanced displays are the key to the future, and Google Glass which is designed for everyday war or Oculus Rift for Gaming and other features are merely signs that technology to enhance vision and that rests over your eyes is the next phase of integration with our lifestyle and putting more information directly in our line of sight rather than at our fingertips.  Why pick up your phone to look at it, when you have the time, basic info right at the corner of your eye all the time?

I see myself leveraging Google Glass for things like walking on a treadmill and reading news or watching live streaming in real time without having to lug my iPad or iPhone with me and hold it, brace it, it is more fluid and natural to walk even quickly with glasses on.  I was walking in the streets of downtown San Francisco a few months ago, and was using Maps on my iPhone and hated having to keep holding it and looking at it, or pulling it out of the holster to see what streets were up ahead.  I can definitely see how having that info right displayed and overlayed without obstructing your vision would be beneficial.

What other uses can you see for Google Glass, what would you like to do with it and what would you use it for if you had a copy of Google Glass?

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3D Printing Now Easy and Affordable with Makism 3D http://www.dragonblogger.com/3d-printing-now-easy-and-affordable-with-makism-3d/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/3d-printing-now-easy-and-affordable-with-makism-3d/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:22 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40903 Author information
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3D Printing is taking the world for a ride, and today I am going to let you in for that ride.   Hold on because this road is printed in 3D,… but you can’t tell its printed because it is a real road.  Makism 3D Corp is bringing reality to you.

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We are going on this ride with Makism3D and their Wideboy series of 3D printers.  Makism 3D Products bring consumer reliability, flexibility with material selection, printer accuracy and out of the box usability to us and so perfect that they are safe to use by us all.  The prices for these devices are very reasonable for what they are and the long term savings are remarkable.  Professionals, educators and home users can all benefit from their product’s allowing for the average person to create what only factories and large companies could create, right out of your own room or garage, yeah it’s that easy.

3 of the current models Makism 3D produces are the Wideboy, Wideboy Pro and Wideboy Mega.  The Wideboy can print in volumes of (A4) 297 x 210 x 150 allowing you to use the following print materials, PLA and PVA.  The Wideboy Pro steps it up a bit and offers print volumes of (A4) 297 x 210 x 200 allowing you to use ABS, Nylon, PC and HIPS print materials for better builds.  At the top of the Wideboy series is the Wideboy Mega, this bad boy can print up volumes as large as (A4) 297 x 210 x 250 using the same print materials as the Wideboy Pro, top of the line all the way.  These come in at $1,500,.00 USD, $2,500.00USD and $4,000.00 respectively.

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http://www.makism3d.com/products/specifications

When I first read the prices listed on their website (http://www.makism3d.com), I thought, what average person can afford this, but then I thought a little more about it for a minute. I am looking to buy a manufactured computer case that someone else designed, I have to settle for their vision and use, that’s $200, maybe more.  Then there’s this nice guitar I have been looking at, it is $300, but because I just spent that $200, I have to settle for a $100 one.  I have a date next week and need to buy some new clothes and that easily will be $100 for very little, but I just bought that other stuff, let’s see what I have in the closet.  With all this on my mind, I just sat on my glasses, the lenses were $100, and the frames were $400.  Damn, now what?

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In the examples above, on the low side I would have spent $1200, with little to no return on investment and in buying those I couldn’t afford other things I wanted.  It doesn’t have to be that way anymore and Makism 3D Printers can help you, they can help us.  If you noticed above, I listed a computer case, a guitar, clothes, glasses, including the lenses and frames, but what I didn’t mention is that with this series of 3D printers, I can make all of them.

Yeah, you can make frames for glasses (Polycarbonate or ABS), lenses (you would have to do some serious work on design, but it can be done with Polycarbonate).  A guitar (take your pick of materials mentioned), even the strings (Nylon) and a computer case (take your pick of materials mentioned), even with a clear side panel, forget that, the entire case will be clear (Polycarbonate).  Don’t think I forgot about clothes, it can make clothes (Nylon).  The limitation on what you can make with these stops at you and what you can imagine.

You can find out more about these materials here

http://www.makism3d.com/products/materials

So you have these ideas, the printer and the material but now you have to design these things, how and where do you do it?  You can connect Makism3D’s Wideboy printers to any computer with Windows 8.1 using the 3D printing app through WIFI or USB.  You can download the 3D builder for free at the Microsoft appstore.  With this, you can share print templates with your friends or across the internet with people you don’t know, if you like it you can use it.  If you don’t like what they have made, you can build on or design and share your own creations, or keep them all for yourself, it’s up to you.  Some designs included are Lego style bricks, trains, buttons, cookie cutters and more.

For those of us that are more familiar with computers, photo editing or CAD programs, there is a vast array of applications that support 3D printing and their formats.  Programs such as the already mentioned Microsoft 3D Builder, AutoCAD, Maya, Rhino3D, SolidWorks and more will support 3D printing formats such as STL, OBJ, 3MF and more.  Are you starting to see what you can make?

All I have read in the past and looking into these printers from Makism 3D have done nothing but increase my interest in Makism 3D’s Wideboy 3D printers.  I hope to be able to get one soon, then I can make tons of stuff.  Check out Makism 3D at http://www.makism3d.com/

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I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development for Alienware and Dell through their acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new products, technologies and configuration’s with companies such as Microsoft, AMD, NVIDIA, Asus and more. Gaming and new and old technologies are what drives my interests and passion.
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Enter to Win a 7 Port USB 3 Hub from Anker http://www.dragonblogger.com/enter-to-win-a-7-port-usb-3-hub-from-anker/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/enter-to-win-a-7-port-usb-3-hub-from-anker/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:31 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40863 [...]

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This week we kick off our 2nd giveaway in April and this is for an Anker Uspeed 7 port USB 3 hub.  I often run into a situation particularly with laptops where the 2 or 3 USB ports are simply not enough.  You need 1 port for a headset, another for a mouse, another for an USB flash drive or external drive and you need more ports, what about your camera, charging your iPad or Tablet and if you have a separate higher quality USB Webcam?  This is where a USB hub is of value and this 7 port USB 3 hub is flat and accompanies a laptop or a desktop system well.  Many older desktop systems may not have very many USB 3 ports, even my older desktop had 2 USB 3 ports and 6 USB 2 ports, so this hub extends and gives you more USB  3 ports.
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Enter for a Chance to Win a 7 Port USB 3 Hub from Anker


Just do the above entries and the more entries you complete, the better your odds of winning.  Good luck to all who enter.

 

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Moving Apps to SDCard with Android Devices http://www.dragonblogger.com/moving-apps-to-sdcard-with-android-devices/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/moving-apps-to-sdcard-with-android-devices/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40853 Author information
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One of the common questions I saw come to me over the last week was how to move Android applications off of the internal storage to the SDCard for Android tablets that support MicroSD Cards.  In Android 2.2 and later you can go into the application and if the application supports it, you can actually move it so the install location is migrated to the SDCard so it frees up room on your internal storage.

Moving Apps to SDCard in Android

  • First you go into your general Android Settings
  • Then Click on Appsimage

Then one by one select the applications and you should see a “Move to SDCard” button to the left of Clear data.  If the Application supports being moved to the SD Card then you will see this button lit up and you can press it.  Once you press it, it will say moving as in the below image, and you have to wait until it completes.

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After it completes the button will change from a Move to SDCard to a Move to Tablet which basically is if you want to move the application back to the local storage of the tablet so it isn’t on the SDCard anymore.

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In your apps screen, you can scroll through your options to specifically see which applications are downloaded, and which ones are On SD Card.

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Remember, not all applications support being moved to the SDCard but this is a good way to help free up your Android internal storage if you have an Android tablet or phone that supports a MicroSD Card this could help you install more applications, games and store more files without the need to purge and do as much cleanup if you like to have a lot of applications or games installed.

If you have any Android tablet that supports a MicroSD card with 8GB or 4GB of Internal Storage this feature is really one that is needed and you will likely take advantage of.  I just wish my 16GB iPad had MicroSD Card support and I could do this with my iPad as I constantly am running out of room on my older iPad 2.

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Data Backup Techniques Keep Mac Data Safer http://www.dragonblogger.com/data-backup-techniques-keep-mac-data-safer/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/data-backup-techniques-keep-mac-data-safer/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:00:46 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40866 [...]

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Oliver is an enthusiastic contributor at Microsoft Help community and loves exploring everything about Tech. In his spare time, he plays chess, watch movies and go for holidays.
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When you hear someone around you suffered from data loss, you become mindful and take a turn to a secure way. In fact, I appreciate your act of taking the right steps before the disaster strikes your Mac. However, since a disaster may strike anytime and cause data loss to anyone, you cannot consider yourself on the safe side unless you have an updated backup of all the crucial files stored at a location that is safer than your Mac at least.

Many users save their crucial files on external drives in order to have a backup copy of every single crucial file, while many ones prefer uploading them to their mail server. Well, choosing the email server as the backup zone is quite safe and quite frankly even I do it many times, as they are then globally accessible to me. The same concept is used in cloud storage – the best place for data backup.

Data Backup

“The term ‘data backup’ refers to a copy of every single file that is crucial saved at a safe location, and is intended to be used when the original file is not longer available or is lost.”

Well, the definition itself is inspiring and it prompts me to go for data backup, especially because I have seen my friend losing his personal collection of photos due to a missing volume.

The term Data Backup does not enlighten you about keeping backup copies of your crucial files saved on an external storage media (such as a hard drive), but it brings an idea to use some means to do it. In fact, with this I am looking forward to introduce the requirement of data backup software that does the intended task without bothering you in any sense.

Data Backup Software

When it comes to choosing  a smart data backup tool, the most significant option you might find is Time Machine, the Mac OS X inbuilt data backup utility, which implements incremental approach for data backup.

Time Machine enables you back up the entire hard drive or its selected volumes containing crucial data. However, you have to configure or set backup preferences accordingly. Once you are done configuring the Time Machine on Mac, it performs a full backup of the selected drive(s) successfully. After an hour of a successful backup, it repeats the backup process and this time it targets only the recently created or updated files.

In fact, Time Machine executes its backup loop after an interval of an hour after a successful backup. While configuring the Time Machine, the most important thing you must remind of is that it requires a spare drive to save the backup files. Luckily, Time Machine facilitates choosing an internal, external, or a Time Capsule as the backup drive.

Drive Cloning – the Better Alternative to Backup

Data backup techniques might assure you about security of your data; however, backup techniques are trustworthy but not when your Mac is not able to boot. In fact, you cannot be too much reliant on a backup drive because a hard drive may crash anytime and cause a huge loss of data. Besides, if your Mac fails to boot from the primary boot volume, you no longer can restore data from the backup drive.

Drive cloning on the other hand has an upper hand and the technique is reliable as well as productive. The most important thing is that your data remains accessible, no matter if the Mac machine can boot from the Macintosh HD (i.e. the boot volume) or not. Stellar Drive Clone is a commercial tool that is very much easy and reliable to carry out the intended operation with. Thus, I suggest going for drive clone instead of backing up your crucial files individually manually or using a backup tool like Time Machine just to save the money.

Requirements for Cloning

As per the criteria for cloning the Mac drive, you must have a spare hard drive for cloning and make sure the secondary drive is larger or at least equal in size as compared to the Mac drive. Mentioned below are a few other requirements that must meet for cloning:

  • The Partition Map Scheme used for the secondary drive must be same as that of the Mac drive
  • The File System the secondary drive is formatted with must be same as that of the Mac drive

Apart from this, the major criteria that must meet for Mac cloning is a commercial cloning tool. Make sure that the cloning tool you are going to use is reliable, and most importantly, is compatible with your Mac machine.

Cloning Mac Drive

Drive Cloning refers to creating a copy of your Mac drive along with the data on another drive based on certain criteria. In fact, hard drive cloning results in bootable backup of your Mac (i.e. you can directly boot from the clone drive as well). You can also use the clone drive instead of the Mac drive. In other words, you have a portable copy of your Mac as the clone drive.

Once you clone your Mac on an external drive with Stellar Drive Clone, you just need to connect the clone drive to a Mac and hold down the ALT key when it is booting, and then choose clone drive as the bootable drive. In case you clone your Mac, you actually create its portable copy that you can use to access your Mac data at any time.

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Super Kid Cannon Joins Forces with Seeds, Launches FOR FREE Worldwide on Google Play, App Store, and Amazon Kindle! http://www.dragonblogger.com/super-kid-cannon-joins-forces-with-seeds-launches-for-free-worldwide-on-google-play-app-store-and-amazon-kindle/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/super-kid-cannon-joins-forces-with-seeds-launches-for-free-worldwide-on-google-play-app-store-and-amazon-kindle/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40883 Author information
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Super Kid Cannon Launches Worldwide FOR FREE on Google Play, App Store, and Amazon Kindle, and Opts to Contribute 25% of ALL In-App-Purchases Towards Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries via Seeds!

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MIAMI, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Super Kid Cannon has launched FOR FREE, worldwide, on Google Play,App Store, and Amazon Kindle. Additionally, the Skyjoy team is extremely excited to announce their recent partnership with Seeds, an organization which provides microloans from in-app-purchases to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Skyjoy will be contributing 25% of ALL in-app-purchase revenue in Super Kid Cannon to Seeds, effectively making ALL of the in-app-purchases related to the affable red panda socially responsible.

“We’re very excited to release Super Kid Cannon to gamers worldwide, and hope the public takes to this fantastic game,” said Skyjoy Producer Amanda Drewniak.

Skyjoy President Abdulhady “Abboudi” Taher added, “In creating Skyjoy, our underlying goal, besides making great games, was to find a way to stand up for a strong social cause through our games. Now, with Super Kid Cannon and our partnership with Seeds, we can finally do that by giving entrepreneurs throughout the world a chance to be self-sufficient, while giving gamers the gratification associated with giving back to the world.”

Players can now feel socially responsible as they launch Super Kid Cannon on an epic, high-flying adventure through 5 magical worlds consisting of 30 brilliantly diverse levels to save his beloved Justine from the evil snow leopard, Khan. This easy-to-play gaming masterpiece maintains its freshness with an array of beautifully hand-rendered worlds and baddies, diverse and exciting power-ups and skins, as well as breakable blocks, coins, and collectibles to help you soar to a high score. Launch from cannons, sling from windmills, or travel in bubbles, springs, ski lifts, UFOs, and anything else in order to save your precious Justine! Additionally, social integration via Facebook will allow players to compare ratings, scores, and check their friends’ progress in the game via the world map.

So what are you waiting for? You’re not afraid of heights are you? Press download and start the countdown because Super Kid Cannon is ready for blast off on your mobile device or tablet!

For more information on Super Kid Cannon, please visit:

Facebook.com/SuperKidCannon( http://www.facebook.com/SuperKidCannon )Twitter.com/SuperKidCannon(http://www.twitter.com/SuperKidCannon )

http://www.SuperKidCannon.com

SkyJoy Interactive is a Miami-based software development company focused on casual and social games for mobile.

For more about SkyJoy, visit: http://www.skyjoy.com

For more about Seeds, visit: http://www.playseeds.com

Media Contact: George Francis

GeorgeFrancis@Skyjoy.com( mailto:GeorgeFrancis@Skyjoy.com ); +1-305-735-8434

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Single Board Computers: All You Need to Know http://www.dragonblogger.com/single-board-computers-all-you-need-to-know/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/single-board-computers-all-you-need-to-know/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:00:17 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40798 Author information
Ishaan Farooq
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Hi, I am Ishaan Farooq, let me introduce myself. I am a Tech Blogger from Lucknow, India and am a big Techo Freak who loves to Surf Internet the whole day and is a Modding, Programming and Customization Enthusiast.
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 Single Board Computers: All you need to know

There are several Single board computers available today, the common and popular ones like the new Intel based SBC, Raspberry Pi, and several others. Single Board Computer, basically, is a  complete computer mounted on a single small circuit board. A typical setup would consist at least one microprocessor, some RAM, input/output, storage, and are generally fan-less and low-power consuming. SBCs are of varying sizes, from as small as a credit card to a little bigger ones that are used on many Gaming consoles or ATM machines, they’re often integrated into  devices for industrial, medical or robotics. In recent years, they have gained great momentum especially among hobbyists (geeks :P) and educators.

It’s not an overstatement to say these tiny computers have engendered a technological revolution of their own, pushing the limits of computing achievable in the palm of your hands. SBCs are available at very cheap rates  (as low as $10o) today and you can easily get one from many online stores. Similar to how the smartphone changed how we use phones, SBCs are poised to change how we approach embedded systems development.

We can use them for personal use, especially the Raspberry Pi. You can make a home theater system, digital picture frames, a complete desktop computer, and much more! You don’t need to be a tech savvy to use them, at least not for these type of projects, it’s as easy as getting one SBC, setting up the display and input devices, installing a OS on it like you do on your desktop and you are done or just get one with a OS pre installed. There are endless number of tasks you could perform using a SBC, and if you have a kid or someone who has some interest in technology, this is a perfect starter kit for them. If you yourself are into technology, this won’t disappoint you either, you could perform many advanced tasks such as your personal web server, home automation system, coding, and much more.

As I mentioned above, SBCs offer several important advantages, not the least of which is, that they provide the user with a customized and complete solution that’s ready to use, straight out of the box. This can save lots of time if you get it right. It can also prevent many of the issues that can arise from having too many extra connectors and circuits. In short, a SBC can give the you possibly everything you are expecting from it, to your exact specifications, without any of the extras you don’t need.

Over the past several years, technology has given us numerous solutions to our lives better. Computers have undoubtedly revolutionized the way we live and have given us capabilities that were previously out of our reach. The SBCs have also played a vital role in technological advances, creating more efficient and affordable products for people around the world.

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Dragon Touch A97 Android Tablet Benchmarks and Review http://www.dragonblogger.com/dragon-touch-a97-android-tablet-benchmarks-and-review/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/dragon-touch-a97-android-tablet-benchmarks-and-review/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:00:43 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40830 [...]

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So I had been using the DragonTouch A97 Android Tablet from TabletExpress for several weeks and let both of my kids ages 10 and 7 play with it too.  The tablet for a $119 budget Android tablet exceeded expectations for the price and my youngest kid even liked it more than his $229 Kindle Fire HDX though this was because of it’s size being 10.1″ vs the 7″ Kindle Fire HDX and because it had more games available in the full Google Play Store) than the much smaller number of applications in the Amazon Android App store.

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The Dragon Touch A97 Sports Android JellyBean (4.2) and comes with Google Play pre-installed.  It makes a great full access Android tablet and comes with all the ports and inputs you could want including a microHDMI output which does up 2160p output resolution, 2x Micro USB, MicroSD card (up to 32GB), it supports Wireless b/g/n networks and has a front and rear facing camera.

AnTuTu Benchmark Results of the Dragon Touch A97

The Dragon Touch A97 from Tablet Express scored a 12536 which puts it right on par with the first Generation Google Nexus 7 and Asus Transformer TF210 both of which cost $100 or more over the Dragon Touch A97 which means you are getting equivalent value for the price.

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Now, the Dragon Touch A97 does not have Bluetooth, so if you need an external keyboard you will have to rely on a MicroUSB keyboard instead, or an adapter that lets a USB keyboard become a MicroUSB keyboard.  The newer Akaso W100 from Tablet Express has almost the same specs, with slightly higher resolution but also includes Bluetooth 4.0 and I am still working on my review of this tablet model.

It also does have limited storage space, though you can add in an external SD card you can only hold media like images, movies and music files on your external SD card so if you like having a lot of games installed at the same time you may find this an issue, but typically it isn’t if you just need a bunch of applications and a few smaller games for entertainment.

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The Dragon Touch A97 is slightly thicker than a 2nd Generation iPad.

Overall I found the Dragon Touch A97 a very good deal and value for the price of $119.99 on Amazon.com and the only minor thing is that because it is a very specific tablet you are very limited to only 2 case options provided by TabletExpress directly.  Still if you are looking for a 2nd tablet, or a tablet for your kids you really can’t go wrong with the Dragon Touch A97.  My kids preferred the 10.1″ screen to the Kindle Fire HDX, even though the resolution of the Kindle Fire HDX is higher, they were young enough to care more about massively higher amount of game choices in Google Play and the larger screen size rather than it simply not having as sharp a resolution.

Battery Testing the Dragon Touch A97

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The only other area I would consider is that the battery life on the Dragon Touch A97 is a bit below average compared to the Kindle Fire HDX and the Google Nexus 7, in my battery life testing with CPU/GPS/Vibe and Light all stressed out it lost about 30% per hour and made it about 3 hours and 19 minutes.

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Now, during movie tests I got through about 3 hours of full movie playing and around 2.5 hours of heavy gaming testing.  So the device works very well for a couple of hours, but if you want to use it for longer you will want to have an external battery pack like the NewTrent Powerpak which would just about double your battery life.

Overall the Dragon Touch A97 Android Tablet is a great value for the price and at it’s price is a tablet that I consider worth getting.  It isn’t a gaming tablet or performance monster, don’t expect the performance of an iPad Air or the latest generation of Google Nexus tablets, but it performs equally well to my iPad 2 and better than the first generation Kindle Fire’s which still cost about the same amount or more than this brand new Android Tablet which also can play just about anything on Google Play.

In my next Android tablet review I will be testing the Akaso W100 also known as the Kingpad 10.1″ tablet from TabletExpress and this tablet has the same CPU core but it also has Bluetooth 4.0 support and I will be able to test external Bluetooth devices with that tablet as well.

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Working in the IT Industry for over 13 years and specializing in web based technologies. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.
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Etekcity M555 Gaming Mouse Giveaway http://www.dragonblogger.com/etekcity-m555-gaming-mouse-giveaway/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/etekcity-m555-gaming-mouse-giveaway/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=40842 Author information
Justin Germino
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If you haven’t checked out Iggy’s review of the Etekcity M555 Gaming Mouse you should here: http://www.dragonblogger.com/etekcity-m555-gaming-mouse-review/

The Etekcity M555 Gaming Mouse gives you really decent performance for an unbelievable price and is sure to help anyone who is in need for a new mouse or one that has some customization and flexibility with DPI settings.

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The Etekcity M555 2400 DPI Gaming Mouse has the following specs:

  • Interface: USB 2.0/3.0
  • Cable length: 5ft.
  • Sensitivity: 800/1600/2400 DPI
  • Polling rate: 125-1000Hz
  • Size: 129 x 72 x 40mm
  • Keystroke life: =5 million clicks
  • Power: 5V =100mA
  • Color: black

It also includes gaming software to allow you to set 3 modes of macro definition to help automate your actions.

Enter to Win an Etekcity M555 Gaming Mouse


By using the refer entry option and you really can slant the odds in your favor of winning if you share your referral link on social media, forums and more.  Good luck to all who enter, Etekcity themselves will ship the M555 mouse out to the winner after I select and provide them with the winner’s name and mailing address.

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Working in the IT Industry for over 13 years and specializing in web based technologies. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.
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