Dragon Blogger Technology http://www.dragonblogger.com Gadgets, Video Games, Blogging Tips, Technology and Giveaways Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:00:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Vtech InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet Review http://www.dragonblogger.com/vtech-innotab-3-baby-tablet-review/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/vtech-innotab-3-baby-tablet-review/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44439 I recently got a chance to try out the Innotab 3 tablet by VTech. I had no idea what was to expect but boy were my kids excited when it got here.

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I recently got a chance to try out the InnoTab 3 tablet by VTech. I had no idea what was to expect but boy were my kids excited when it got here.

The InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet comes filled with lots of fun activities, games and videos as well as 1 free downloadable game that help teach shapes, numbers, an e-reader and more. The tablet comes with a protective case that helps protect it against the abuse a younger child can do to it and it is chunky and easy to grab and perfect for babies. As the child grows you can then remove the case and you are left with a thin tablet. This has been perfect as my 3 year old can damage pretty much everything and trust me, this tablet has been under some massive abuse and it still looks brand new and works great.

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The tablet features a high quality 4.3″ color touch screen and it comes with a chunky stylus attached to the outer case that is great for little hands and it wont get lost. There is also a small stylus inside the tablet itself for when they are older.  The camera has a 180-degree rotating 2.0 MP camera/video recorder in the tablet.  My kids love taking selfies and sneaking pictures of their stuffed animals and make movies. It also comes with a comes with an MP3 player and 12 build-in songs. There are 18 total apps including some fun drawing ones that both my boys love playing with.  My 5 year old loves the math app the most as this is what he has been doing the most in school. 

The tables uses 4 AA batteries (not included). I highly suggest purchasing a good set of rechargeable batteries to save money, as your child may never want to put this down.  The VTech InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet is however compatible with AC adapter that you can purchase separately.  I also love the covers for the batteries. Some things make you unscrew tint screws or other awkward things but this one allows you to just push a button and pull the cover off at the same time. So it is both easy for the adult and child proof. 

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One of the best features is that you can personalize and track progress online. Even though there is a 2GB memory included, you can download and save pictures and movies your children make. Just because there is the word baby in the title, this tablet is great for older children as well. You can purchase games online or through stores like Walmart. They have downloadable games or cartridges.

For more information check out their site HERE

  • Tablet designed to grow with your child
  • Baby-safe case protects against drops, dribbles & drool
  • 180 degree rotating camera with over 55 fun photo effects
  • Includes the InnoTab 3 tablet inside the protective case
  • Teaches Baby Sign language, shapes, language arts, math, creative play, reading and more!
  • 18 apps included (17 apps for French)

 

All photos used are my own.

 

 

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MPOW MBOX Bluetooth Speaker Review http://www.dragonblogger.com/mpow-mbox4-0-bluetooth-speaker-review/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/mpow-mbox4-0-bluetooth-speaker-review/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:00:22 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44453 I had the honor to test and review the MPOW MBOX . This little  speaker was something  different that I have never used before . To be honest I wasn’t expecting much from this based on other Bluetooth speakers that I have seen in stores but I was pleasantly surprised as a result of testing it. [...]

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I had the honor to test and review the MPOW MBOX . This little  speaker was something  different that I have never used before . To be honest I wasn’t expecting much from this based on other Bluetooth speakers that I have seen in stores but I was pleasantly surprised as a result of testing it.

When it showed up I was thinking how cool it was that this was my first time testing out a Bluetooth speaker, I had been used to reviewing keyboards, mice, and other peripherals, but Bluetooth speaker is a first. I open the pack and see this plain white box with a blue strips and  a small picture with some labeling on it .  This was a no thrills type off packaging to me.

This company definitely didn’t put the product in an oversized box, the speaker was a tight fit for the box itself no waste of cardboard here as you can tell from the pictures.

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So as I open this package I find in it  the normal stuff a line in cord and a USB charging cord. I also find an instruction Manual . The thing that blows me away is the modern look of the speaker . The aluminum alloy housing and sleek look that it has, most will be plastic square or rectangle speakers, typically black with no discernible style. But this speaker, reminded me of a place I visited the other day with some modern light fixtures that I wanted for my house . This look was a big plus in my book for the speaker that is for sure, but we know a Bluetooth speaker is about sound quality first, but hey how it looks sitting on a desk, table or on a piece of furniture has to count for something too.

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So as I pressed on and I started to read the instructions and hook the speaker up . For those who are familiar with Bluetooth speakers it is pretty standard, for those who aren’t just know that it was easy to use . I even had my 12 year old kid try  it and see if it was easy for kids to use.  Yes it was that easy to use and pair with a device which was even better.  As many of you know you buy stuff and yours kids end up with it half  the time. So no need to help them with this they can get it with no issue . I tried the speaker out playing song after song and was like why is it so quiet? . I just thought I was right at first that it was like the rest if the speakers I seen in store low volume and no thrills . Well I was wrong it was my phone settings as I adjusted the settings  this little speaker got better and better . You can hear the  treble and bass . The lows and highs with ease . So I decide to test the distance  to see how far you can move away from this speaker with your phone . In my house with walls I would say 25 feet . In straight lines a good 30 feet before it started to break up from my testing. This in my book was a good distance, and not many people will have it that far away anyways or else it would mean you are trying to listen to your tunes from a completely different room!

On the back of the Mpow Mbox you have the power, USB and line-in slots and button . On the top of the device you have the play and forward and reverse. Which also functions as volume and bluetooth pairing.

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You can also check out my Mpow Mbox review unboxing video  here:

So as the night went on, I keep using this speaker for even calls and it works better then I even thought it would. The wife even got in on this and started using it to my amazement also since it was a Star Trek night . She thought this speaker would be great for a picnic at the park or the beach.  When all is said and done the Mpow Mbox is a nice Bluetooth speaker well worth the price. I would give this speaker a solid 4.5  stars for the look and a half start for ease of use and function. If your in the market  this would be a nice choice to get.

 

Disclaimer:  Mpow sent us one of the Mbox Bluetooth speakers so that we could do an honest and accurate review of the product, all opinions are 100% mine and mine alone.

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Top 5 PC Horror Games To Play on Halloween http://www.dragonblogger.com/top-5-pc-horror-games-play-halloween/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/top-5-pc-horror-games-play-halloween/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:00:31 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44301 With just about 2 months to go for Halloween, what time is going to be better than right now to give you a short list of some of the best Horror Games you can play on the PC right now! Horror games basically come in two types. Jump scares and those ones which make you feel disturbed and [...]

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With just about 2 months to go for Halloween, what time is going to be better than right now to give you a short list of some of the best Horror Games you can play on the PC right now!

Horror games basically come in two types. Jump scares and those ones which make you feel disturbed and creepy. Both of these types have been combined and added in our list. Feel free to read and select the one which suits you to play for now. Lets begin with a casual one, with no jumpscares.

5. Limbo

Limbo is the only game on this list which is a 2D plat former + horror game. Though some people might say that Limbo is not a true horror game, but many find it to be a horror game, at least of some kind. In Limbo, you get no story and no instruction, you wake up in a jungle and must run. There are people and creatures who’re trying to kill you.

4. Among the Sleep

Among the sleep is a first person horror game where you play as a 2 year old baby. You see the world from his eyes and everything has been filtered through his imagination before you get to see it. Overall the game is superb and a unique experience. You should definitely play it if you’re a fan of horror games. It is available right now on Steam fro both Macs and PC’s.

Looks set to be the creepiest game of the year

-The Guardian

3. The Forest

The Forest is a first person game where you play as a survivor of a plane crash and must survive in a, well, forest. There are natives on this unknown island who do not seem to like your presence. You must now try to find food and fend of these natives to stay alive. You can get this game on Steam right now for $15.

2. Outlast

Outlast is one of the scariest game you’ll ever play. With its bizarre setting and environment, you’ll feel alone and desperate for cover, especially when you’re being chased by creatures who want to torture and even kill you. In Outlast, you must stay alive until the next morning and find a path out of this abandoned asylum.

1. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia is simply one of the best horror games ever made. Some may believe that Outlast should be on the top, and thats there opinion. Personally, the world of Amnesia feels bigger and less claustrophobic. It is also a first person game where you are suffering from Amnesia and slowly discover your past, you remember being in that place, but back then, it was not like right now. The world is infested with jump scares and exciting chases. Amnesia is a game, you do not want to miss.

 

This is my top 5 horror games list, which is your favorite horror game and why?

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Go Anonymous With TOR – Enter The Darknet! http://www.dragonblogger.com/go-anonymous-tor-enter-darknet/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/go-anonymous-tor-enter-darknet/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:00:31 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44401 TOR browser gives you access to the dark net, or the deep internet and makes you anonymous while browsing. Hide from your preying eyes and attackers.

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Hi, I'm Ahmed Kazim and I've been a gaming freak since like 7-8. I'm also a geek-o-nerd who keeps looking around for latest development in hardware/tech/gadget industries so expect some quick news from me. I'm also interested in anime (Japanese animation) and can't stand a day without music and gaming.

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Today one of the most important things online is one’s anonymity and their privacy. The internet may seems a safe place to some, and the websites they use regularly may even feel safer, but almost every website isn’t as safe as they would look like. One of the most common social media places you would be familiar with is Facebook, where even if you de-activate your account, all the Data (messages, pictures) would remain in their database.  But this is just your data being stored and never truly purged, which is secondary to the real concern some would have.  This is what’s is being monitored by Google, ISP’s, NSA and other intelligence agencies.

Whereas Google usually keep track of your interest for their targeted advertisement, ISPs have almost everything you do online, from your search queries to your username and passwords, and when it comes to the NSA it’s a whole other level of surveillance. You surely have heard about “Edward Snowden” and the various tidbits of information he has leaked already right? He was a former CIA agent and a ex-contractor of NSA (National Security Agency), this guy shocked the mind of more than millions when he exposed that US government is spying on their own people in ways you couldn’t even imagine.

Tor: The Best Tool For Anonymity

When there are those big giant eyes over us, is there any way to secure our identity? Or do we simply live on like this with no care for our personal information? Well there certainly is an option, and that way itself was originally a concept by US Naval Research Laboratory. TOR which stands for The Onion Router is a Mozilla Firefox-type browser, but don’t go on the looks of these two browsers as they have got their own differences under the hood. TOR browser uses OR (Onion Routing), in easy words this means it uses an anonymous network, where the message (outgoing) is highly encrypted in numerous layers, which is then bounced off numerous routers before reaching the recipient (destination) making it hard for tracking to know

The concept of TOR/OR as mentioned was created by the US Naval Research Agency to provide the US Navy a high level of security for their online communication and was adopted in 1998. Later it became public and in 2004 TOR started providing location hidden services (anonymity) to public. Since then it has further been improved by Tor Project Inc.

How to set up TOR:

You can download the TOR browser from this link. After downloading, just like any other browser or program, the installation is simple. You select the language, installation directory and the setup would do its work.

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Once installed, a new window would open, where you could just click on the “Connect” and it will launch the TOR browser or for advanced networking users, click on “Configure” and define your network(s), opened/closed port(s) etc.

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When you are done configuring TOR browser or just clicked the Connect button right away, the TOR Browser will launch, which looks almost similar to regular firefox, but is rather running on TOR network.

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Though keep it mind, running TOR browser doesn’t means your whole system is running on TOR network, it is the browser only that is on onion routing. Now you just browse or do whatever you want, as an anonymous person. Your IP will keep changing after a few minutes, which makes it quite impossible for attackers or prying eyes detect your location.

For running your whole system on onion routing, Tor Project has their own OS named Tails which you can download from this link, and we might be covering this in a while also.

Enter The Darknet!

TOR since providing total anonymity to anyone who uses it gave a boost to many researchers/journalists/activist/traders/organizations and other services in their work who don’t want to disclose themselves. It also gives access to locally blocked websites by governments, like YouTube, which has been blocked for a few months in Pakistan now (that’s where I am from). And most of all, TOR gives you access to the deep-web/deep-net or hidden internet space which is even called the Darknet by most (Yes, it does exist!). Not even once you might have seen a .onion or at least a working .onion domain in your life right? That’s because even if you came across one, you wouldn’t be able to access it, because these type of websites are run over TOR networks only, thus only accessible via TOR browser. One of the biggest example would be the Silk Road, which was all over the news a few months ago as one of the biggest drug dealing websites on Darknet. Even with your searches for the website you might not have found the working link, cause it was also on the TOR network only.

Is Darknet A Safe Place?

Even if TOR gives access to Darknet, does it means accessing Darknet is safe? Well that depends on how you use it, and for what purpose. For those who want to make a living by illegal activities, TOR might be a heaven on earth for them. I’ve been on TOR for numerous times for research purpose, and the things I’ve seen, you may not believe. There are numerous marketplaces as huge as eBay on TOR, dealing from drugs to firearms, from pornographic content to child sales and equipment I’ve never seen before.

How well is this going if you may ask? Well there is even a hitman website for hiring, who would kill anyone for around $8000 in US/UK/Canada, and there only rule was no child under 16 and no top 10 politicians. If I remember correctly, US President Barack Obama was no. 1 on the hit list. Whereas the payment is concerned, Bitcoin is their ultimate ally.

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TOR’s Drawback For Regulars

There was a quote that said something like in order to gain something, you have to lose something, that applies here also. A drawback of TOR would be, you can’t surf the web like you used to. You will keep getting plugin alerts on regular websites (for your own good) because most of the addons/plugins are usually disabled on TOR for your anonymity. Secondly, if you try to login to your Facebook/Gmail/Ymail account, your ID might get blocked for security reasons because the IP address you would be trying to login with wouldn’t be in the system’s friend list, and the IP keeps changing after a few minutes, so it might even be an IP address from the other side of the world, or maybe even from outer space after a while (Pun intended)? And when it comes to Darknet websites, users don’t find them quite the attractive, as they are used to the fancy themes and widgets or third party plugins etc, because most of them are usually just plain background with some images and texts and tabs for other pages.

So all and all, if you want to do some work or research, hidden from your social network or friends and family or even the local government which might have ban on certain sites that matter, TOR is the way to go, and if you are on the darkside of the darknet, I don’t think I have any suggestions for you.

Keep in mind, that TOR maybe the best option for anonymity, but it doesn’t not mean you are 100% secure, if you want to increase your anonymity/security, head over here to read official guides. Need any help or need to inform us with something, feel free to mention in comments and don’t forgot to share it with your friends who needs anonymity.

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Free Call and Messaging Apps http://www.dragonblogger.com/free-call-messaging-apps/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/free-call-messaging-apps/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:00:22 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44322 The development of calling and messaging apps is one the verge.....Here are the top 3 unfamiliar messaging/call applications :....Kik Messenger..

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The development of calling and messaging apps is not new but people are turning to them in higher numbers than ever before not only because they can be compatible with many services at the same time, but also the can save a lot of money if you are fixed minute plans with cell phones.  People prefer these apps which are mostly free rather than pay the SMS (Short Message Service) and MMS (Multimedia Message Service) charges. These apps are mostly developed and published by independent developers.

Here are the top 3 unfamiliar messaging/call applications

1.) Kik Messenger


Kik Messenger is an instant messaging application for mobile devices. The application is cross-platform which means it is available for Android, iOS and the Windows smartphones. The app is based and inspired by Blackberry Messenger (BBM). Kik Interactive released Kik Messenger on October 19, 2010.
Kik Interactive is the work of a group of students from the University of Waterloo who wished to create new technologies to be used on mobile smartphones.
The app takes the smartphone’s data plan or Wi-Fi to transmit and receive messages. Kik also allows users to share photos, sketches, mobile webpages, and other content. Kik Messenger requires users to register a username.  Surprisingly, within 15 days of it’s release, the app reached 1 million user registrations, with Twitter being the main source of traffic and download through the Kik Messenger app.
The bad side to this app is that automated spam bots have been used to distribute explicit images and text over Kik Messenger, so clearly more filtering and spam control is still needed.

2.) Nimbuzz


Nimbuzz is an instant messaging application for smartphones, tablets and personal computers developed by Nimbuzz B.V. Nimbuzz and boasts over 150 million users in 200 countries.
The Nimbuzz application enables users to enjoy free calls, instant messaging, social games, file sharing, and social networking on their mobile device. In addition, Nimbuzz offers discounted calling rates to most countries in the world. Nimbuzz caters more than 210,000 new registrations per day and Nimbuzz was founded in 2006 by Evert Jaap Lugt.
Nimbuzz is available for Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, Windows Phone and specially Java ME mobile operating systems. Nimbuzz users can send XMPP based instant messages, images, and share their location. Group chat is supported. Voice-over-Internet Protocol calls between most Nimbuzz clients is supported and there is a VoIP-to-PSTN (landline/cellular) service branded as “NimbuzzOut”. Nimbuzz can be set up with any valid SIP (VoIP) account.
It’s funny though, but Nimbuzz has its own application store or world with the name N-World where you can buy games etc with a currency named NimBuckz.

3.) Line


Line is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones. Line was first launched in Japan in March 2011 and it reaches almost 100 million users with in 18 months of its development.
Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conference on iOS smartphones. The service has since expanded. 

Line was originally developed as a mobile application for Android to BlackBerry, Nokia Asha, Windows Phone , and Firefox OS. The application also exists in versions for laptop and desktop computers using the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS platforms. It was developed by a group of engineers in Japan during their work hours.
Line features a Sticker Shop where users are able to purchase virtual stickers depicting original and well-known characters. The stickers are used during chat sessions between users and act as large sized emoticons.
Among the above mentioned applications “Line” is the versatile application.

Do you have a favorite VOIP or Instant Messenger app?  Share it with us below.

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Blast From The Past: 4 Revolutionary Games in their Time http://www.dragonblogger.com/blast-past-4-revolutionary-games-time/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/blast-past-4-revolutionary-games-time/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:00:00 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44255 4 games that were revolutionary games in their time and hit popularity that many other games tried to emulate.

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Revolution only comes when someone brings something new and different from others, something unique and becomes popular.
When it comes to games, there are only a few worthy to be mentioned that brought the revolution in gaming and started something distinctive. For instance, Pong, probably the first arcade video game for true gaming.
Therefore, we have brought what may be considered the top 4 revolutionary games, though obviously this is one editors opinion and I welcome you to share what you consider your top 4 revolutionary games!

1.) Pong

Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games. It was developed by Atari Inc. and was released in 1972. Pong was one of the first video games to reach mainstream popularity.
It is a tennis sports game featuring 2 player opposed against each other in two-dimension graphics. The player with the high score wins the match. The player controls an in-game paddle by moving it vertically across the left side of the screen, and can compete against either a computer-controlled opponent or another player controlling a second paddle on the opposing side. Players use the paddles to hit a ball back and forth. The aim is for each player to reach eleven points before the opponent; points are earned when one fails to return the ball to the other.

Honestly, the game was very well planned and executed for gaming in those times.


2.) Doom

Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It was released for a number of platforms and had many publishers. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry and created awareness about first-person shooter (FPS) games.
Doom e is divided into 3, nine-level episodes, however there was a fourth episode released in 1995 as an extension. The objective of each level is simply to locate the exit room that leads to the next area, marked with an exit sign and/or a special kind of door, while surviving all hazards on the way. Among the obstacles are demonic monsters, pits of toxic or radioactive slime, ceilings that lower and crush anything below them, and locked doors which require a keycard, skull-shaped key device, or a remote switch to be located. There are also collectibles included among which health and ammo upgrades are the most common.
Apart from being the first FPS, the game included 3D graphics and the funny side to the game is that although after carrying the heavy weapons, the character still runs on and on.



3.) Counter-Strike 

Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation. It was initially developed and released as a Half-Life modification in 1999. Counter-Strike was first released by Valve on the Microsoft Windows platform in 2000. The game later spawned a franchise, and is the first installment in the Counter-Strike series. The game came up with something and that was the revolution in FPS games and their multiplayers. The game is still played a lot and has received positive feedback everywhere. This is why there are new installments coming, the latest of them being Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter in which players join either the terrorist team, the counter-terrorist team, or become spectators. Each team attempts to complete their mission objective and/or eliminate the opposing team. Each round starts with the two teams spawning simultaneously.
The objectives vary depending on the type of map, and these are the most usual ones:
Bomb Maps: In this mode of the game the players are divided into 2 teams as said before. The terrorists have to plant the bomb at point A or B and protect the bomb from being diffused until the time runs out. The counter-terrorists have to diffuse the bomb.


Hostage Maps: In this mode the terrorists have made hostiles and the counter-terrorists have to free the hostages.


VIP Maps: One of the counter-terrorists is chosen to act as a VIP and the team must escort this player to a designated spot on the map to win the game. The terrorists win if the VIP is killed or if the time runs out with no conclusion.


In regard to multiplayer, the game is pitched as a death-match between the Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists and once the player dies he can’t respawn until the new round starts. The game gives some time as ‘freeze time’ in the start of the round to buy their equipments and guns etc.



4.) Mario Bros.

Mario Bros. is a platform game published and developed for arcades by Nintendo in 1983. It is the first-side scroller in the world of games. Mario has featured in more than 200 games.
The objective of the game is to defeat all of the enemies in each phase. The mechanics of Mario Bros. involve only running and jumping. Unlike future Mario games, players cannot jump on enemies and squash them, unless they were already turned on their back. Each phase is a series of platforms with pipes at each corner of the screen, along with an object called a “POW” block in the center. Both sides of every phase feature a mechanism that allows the player to go off-screen to the left and appear on the right and vice versa.
Modestly successful in Japan arcades, the Mario game series is the most-selling game series with having sold more than 200 million units. The game features the 2 brothers, Mario and Luigi.

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My Thoughts on Amazon Purchasing Twitch for $970 Million. http://www.dragonblogger.com/thoughts-amazon-purchasing-twitch-970-million/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/thoughts-amazon-purchasing-twitch-970-million/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:59:50 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44412     As of this writing Amazon has purchased Twitch for a reported $970 million in a move that I honestly never saw coming. It was reported back in July that Google was the front runner in buying Twitch which, to be quite honest, made a lot of sense. With YouTube and Twitch combining forces [...]

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As of this writing Amazon has purchased Twitch for a reported $970 million in a move that I honestly never saw coming. It was reported back in July that Google was the front runner in buying Twitch which, to be quite honest, made a lot of sense. With YouTube and Twitch combining forces I honestly didn’t know what to expect. However, a lot of Twitch users, myself included, were a bit afraid of  Google buying Twitch due to all of the harsh copyright policies that are being enforced on YouTube not to mention the fact the Google was going to edit out copyrighted content on Twitch users archived streams.

However the one thing I don’t think any of us saw coming happened and that is the purchasing of Twitch. Now when I first read about this last night on my Facebook I was pretty surprised that of all companies that Amazon would be even interested in purchasing the game streaming giant, but when you think about it Amazon has evolved quite a bit since they first started out as the biggest online marketplace.

It all started with Amazon coming out with the Kindle back in 2007 which drastically ended up changing the way everyone around the world would read books. I remember back when the Kindle came out I was pretty surprised that of all companies a company that didn’t even specialize in books was coming out with a product which would make book reading a lot easier and the buying of books even more easier. Then Amazon stepped up their game and ventured forth in the tablet market by releasing the Kindle Fire in 2011 which now the Kindle Fire has become one of the most successful tablets right alongside the Apple iPad on the market today.

Amazon further shook up the tech world when they announced and released the Amazon Fire Phone back in July of this year. Amazon has done some pretty amazing things in the past seven years and they continue to shock people with the acquisition of Twitch. Although I am not sure what Amazon has planned for Twitch, but I will say that I do hope that Amazon does implement some kind of Prime integration when it comes to Twitch. Maybe give Amazon Prime users some upgrades to their Twitch experience. Maybe integrate the ability to stream tablet games right from the Kindle Fire or who knows maybe even give users the ability to stream mobile games right from the new Fire Phone.

So I’m sure you’re wondering if I think this is going to be a good thing for Twitch. Well the answer is yes. I believe that with Amazon at the helm with their already proven record with what they’ve accomplished in a mere seven year’s the possibilities are endless for Twitch and I cannot wait to see where things go from here.

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Flagship Games for Gaming Enterprises in 2014 http://www.dragonblogger.com/flagship-games-gaming-enterprises-2014/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/flagship-games-gaming-enterprises-2014/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:00:13 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44010 A number of companies have their own flagship games. These games depend on the popularity of the game that comes with the developer's name.

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A number of companies have their own flagship games. These are the games that reflect the ideas of the company. They are the games by which the company is recognized and the game is recognized by the company. Only the games that are developed through a long stage of hard work and dedication have what it takes to be known as the flagship game.
Here are the flagship games of leading and popular gaming enterprises for 2014:

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity



A noticable name in the list of a number of games that is ever-populated. 
Assassin’s Creed Unity sets the stage for the French Revolution, a period of turmoil for France in the late 1700s. It’s a time of radical upheaval that will end in the abolition of the French monarchy and the brutal deaths of tens of thousands of people.  The game takes you back into the past. The game’s appeal was so much that none could resist it. It is said that around 66 million copies of the game were sold back in 2007. This one is said to be the most popular pre-release Assassin’s Creed.The game is made by the people of different faiths i.e you will find a person of every religion in the production team as it is said in the start of every Assassin’s Creed game.The gameplay, graphics, story line and time period changes in every Assassin’s Creed game taking you almost further 1 century in the next game.

Assassin’s Creed franchise spreads into multiple games(excluding DLCs),

  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Assassin’s Creed 2
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
  • Assassin’s Creed: Unity (Upcoming)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
  • Assassin’s Creed: Unity is set to come on October 28, 2014.


EA’s FIFA 15



EA is known for its bugs/glitches rather than its acknowledgeable games like FIFA and Need For Speed. As Need For Speed is not releasing any of its games in 2014, according to EA. It was only justice to nominate FIFA 15 as the flagship product.
FIFA started way back in 1993 and is known to be one of the best sellers at that time.
FIFA 15, as said by the company and people, is the first next-gen FIFA. As the gaming world is going through a phase change or more likely an evolution, it was rumored that it would be next-gen and here it is. All 20 Barclays Premier League stadiums and over 200 new player head scans now feature in FIFA 15. FIFA 15 is said to come with more than 600-new emotions. The cheers, chants and sounds of more than 20 Premier League matches were also recorded. FIFA 15 will have realistic audio to goal reactions, misses, whistles and over two hours of crowd-specific songs.
The history of FIFA expands way back to 1993 and it would be fair to say that this one is going to take the spotlight from September 23, 2014.


Activision’s Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare



You might see a lot of memes related to Activision and Call of Duty that they have nothing that works except for the Call Of Duty franchise, but this is the one game that made Activision so popular.
Call of Duty started in 2003 and it started all the way back. The game reportedly sold around 120 million copies.
In the game, players take on the role of tier 1 operators in the year 2054. These high-tech future soldiers wear jump-jet enabled exoskeletons that give them amazing strength and an array of abilities. They can climb walls with magnetic gloves and a grapple line, turn essentially invisible with cloaking, throw enemy soldiers across a field and, most notably, double jump and hover in short bursts.
The game is set to come on November 4, 2014.

Obviously there are other flagship games and many are considering that Destiny may end up being a new Flagship game for Bungie and Activision, what are you most looking forward to in 2014?

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System updates with Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) http://www.dragonblogger.com/system-updates-secunia-personal-software-inspector-psi/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/system-updates-secunia-personal-software-inspector-psi/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:00:07 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44247 If you think that you're system is up to date and everything is safe .. There's a simple program.....Secunia Personal Software Inspector is a free.

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If you think that you’re system is up to date and everything is safe and sound then, think again! There’s a simple program that can keep your computer from being compromised.
Secunia Personal Software Inspector is a free, all-in-one program to help discover security vulnerabilities on your computer and solve them quickly, saving you from possible viruses and infections in the future. It also scans for outdated software and vulnerable programs like Java and Adobe Flash Player etc.

Setting Up PSI


Step 1: First download the program from this link: https://secunia.com/PSI2Setup.exe and save it to any folder or on your desktop.


Step 2 : After the download is complete, double click the PSISetup.exe file and follow the installation manual.


Step 3 : After the installation is complete, run the program from the desktop shortcut or from the all programs section in the start menu. Once you open it will welcome you with a ‘Scanning for Outdated Programs’ screen.

The Security Personal Software Inspector (PSI) is a free software that has a plain and intrusive interface, however the it comes in 2 versions-simple and advanced.

PROS and CONS

PROS+ : Easy and simple to use
                   Provides download to the 
                    latest versions.
CONS- : Can put the PC to risk if isn’t 
                   properly used.

Secunia Personal Software Inspector makes a great addition to any user’s security plan providing necessary software security updates to keep your system secure and up to date. It is a must have tool and is free. Most freebies don’t result this kind of performance.

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems (32 & 64 bit):
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP 1 or later
  • Microsoft Windows XP – SP 3
Privileges

To install and run the Secunia PSI you require administrative privileges.

Connectivity

Access to Secunia’s encrypted servers via SSL (https://psi.secunia.com:443/) and access to Microsoft Windows Update servers.

Software Requirements

Windows UpdateThe latest version of Microsoft Update. You can determine whether or not you are running the latest version by visiting

update.microsoft.com

with Microsoft Internet Explorer, while logged in as the Administrator. If you are able to check your system for missing updates through this tool, your system should function properly with the Secunia PSI.

Hardware Requirements:

There are no additional hardware requirements. If your computer runs any of the above mentioned Operating Systems, then Secunia PSI should work.

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6 Game-Developers Every Game Developer Envies http://www.dragonblogger.com/6-game-developers-every-game-developer-envies/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/6-game-developers-every-game-developer-envies/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44145 It isn’t easy being recognized as a game developer. Either you have to become a small part for huge organizations or start your own little group of game developers. Either way, there’s a very large chance that you’re going to fail or not be remembered. However that should not stop you from doing what you [...]

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It isn’t easy being recognized as a game developer. Either you have to become a small part for huge organizations or start your own little group of game developers. Either way, there’s a very large chance that you’re going to fail or not be remembered. However that should not stop you from doing what you love, since that is the most important thing which leads to success.

6. Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development

Not only is Nintendo being mentioned because of all the great times it gave us back in the day with Super Mario Bros. but, the fact that Nintendo is still thriving and competing for the top spot in the gaming market. Every year we get great games for the whole family, and Nintendo is the only company on our list which has its own consoles. However, it is that exact fact which holds Nintendo back, while other developers port their games to every possible platform and rake in the profits, Nintendo sits in the sidelines and delivers to only those people who have bought Nintendo’s consoles.

5. Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog made this list thanks to two games only, The Last of Us and Uncharted. They also made a really good move, in my opinion, porting the Last of Us to the Playstation 4 and they already have a strong fan base from the Uncharted series.

4. Bethesda Studios

Bethesda is most famous for the epic Singleplayer RPG The Elder Scrolls. They have had five different games, and one online only game appropriately named The Elder Scrolls Online. The latest entry, the fifth, in their singleplayer series was Skyrim. It received mainly positive reviews and was praised for its replay-ability value.

3. Ubisoft

Ubisoft is known for a lot of games. The most successful series from them has to be Assassin’s Creed, which has had more than a dozen games in it. Other popular games from Ubisoft are Watch_Dogs and Far Cry.

2. Valve Software

Valve is one of my personal favorite developers. Valve created the World’s most popular and largest games platform, Steam in 2002. As of July 2014, there are 3,400 different games available on Steam. They have also released their own consecutive successful games like, Half Life, Counter Strike, Portal, Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress. All of them are still widely appreciated and even played.

Honorable Mentions before #1

Developer Best Known For
Electronic Arts Battlefield
id Software Wolfenstein
Game Freak Pokemon
Blizzard Entertainment World of Warcraft
Mojang Minecraft

 

1. Rockstar Games

Rockstar games takes the number 1 spot on our list this time, due to several huge successful franchises in the recent decades, like Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne. After the pitiful port that was GTA IV, PC gamers started losing faith in the company until the port for Max Payne 3 was marvelously optimized. This helped the PC gaming fan base to regain their hopes for the not-so-long-ago announced GTA V for next gen and PC. Hence, Rockstar is the leading game developer at this time.

We hope you enjoyed out list of best game developers. IF you didn’t see your favorite one listed, then let us know in the comments! 

 

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How to Recover Deleted Data with MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition http://www.dragonblogger.com/recover-deleted-data-minitool-power-data-recovery-free-edition/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/recover-deleted-data-minitool-power-data-recovery-free-edition/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:00:58 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44394   Data Recovery software is more abundant and reachable than ever, and even people without IT technical experience have the ability to recover lost data files, so data recovery is not limited to professionals only. Here, we mainly introduce the free data recovery software MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition and how to use this [...]

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Data Recovery software is more abundant and reachable than ever, and even people without IT technical experience have the ability to recover lost data files, so data recovery is not limited to professionals only. Here, we mainly introduce the free data recovery software MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition and how to use this specific free data recovery software to recover some files you may have deleted and want to recover. (Not just send to Recycle Bin, but post Empty of the Recycle Bin)

Main Functions of MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

Power Data Recovery Free Edition is able to recover deleted files, recover lost data from deleted/lost partitions, recover data from logically damaged partitions or portable storage devices (including formatted/reformatted/inaccessible/raw drive and the drive Windows asks to format), recover digital media files from different kinds of storage devices, and recover data from CD/DVD. Next, we will take recovering deleted data and recovering lost data from a logically damaged drive for example to show users how to use this free data recovery software.

Steps to Recover Deleted Data with MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

Before attempting to do data recovery, we should confirm the program has been installed (for sake of convenience, create a desktop shortcut during the installation is suggested). Then, double click the shortcut icon to load the app. Note: the data recovery program should not be downloaded and installed to the partition or drive where data loss appears, because any write-in operation may overwrite lost data.

After you load the MiniTool Power Data Recovery software, take the following steps:

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1. Choose the functional module “Undelete Recovery” since it can recover deleted files and folders. Different modules are used under different data loss situations, which can save a lot of time as well as increase success rate.

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2. Select the partition or drive which is suffering data loss or has deleted data and click on the “Recover” button to scan it. and then just wait for the scanning results.

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After scanning, all deleted files will be listed as the above interface shows. Here, 3 time-saving features are available.

File Preview”: allow users to preview a single file smaller than 20MB. Just select the target file and click on “File Preview” to preview it. Double clicking on the file can get the same effect.

Find file”: make it possible to locate the target file via file name. Just input file name and click on “Find Next”. Nevertheless, it requires users to rememberthe  file name.

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Advanced Filter”: filter files by file name/extension, file size, creating time, etc.

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For example, if we just want to recover some jpg files and tif files, we can choose “*jpg, *gif, *png, *psd, *tif” to filter out needless files.

3. Check all needed data and click on “Save Files” to set save path for recovered data.

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4. Appoint a specified location to save recovered data.

Note: Saving recovered files to the original location will overwrite deleted data, thus making lost data lost forever. So you should use a drive or partition other than the one you are attempting to recover data from.

After save, and OK you are off to inspect your recovered files.

How to Recover Data from Damaged Drive with MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

To recover data from logically damaged drive, we need to choose the module “Damaged Partition Recovery” in the main interface to get the following window:

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Here, we can see another time-saving feature, namely “Advanced Setting”. With it, users can specify file systems and file types to scan.

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Then, select the damaged partition and click on “Open” or “Full Scan”. “Open” feature just opens the selected drive directly, and users may not find needed data. “Full Scan” deep and fully scans the device so as to have the best chance to find lost data, but it will take much more time. So please wait patiently while the operation does a full disk scan. After scanning, the interface below will appear:

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Now, please choose the partition with the most suggested value (in general situations, it is the first partition) and click “Show Files” to display all found files.

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Next, check all needed data and click on “Save Files” to set save path. Note: there are also 3 time-saving features which are the same as those in “Undelete Recovery”. Make use of them to save time and enhance success rate.

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At last, select a safe location to save recovered data remember to not choose a partition or drive where you are trying to recover data.

After these operations to recover data from logically damaged drive is done you should be able to view your recovered files.  Other data recovery functions can also be realized easily, and users can have a try of all features for free with MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition which just has a limit to recover 1GB of data for free, anything over and you need a premium version.

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Aukey Quad-Port USB Car Charger http://www.dragonblogger.com/aukey-quad-port-usb-car-charger/ http://www.dragonblogger.com/aukey-quad-port-usb-car-charger/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:24:43 +0000 http://www.dragonblogger.com/?p=44351 Welcome back to the Aukey Quad-Port Car Charger review and unboxing.  Once again we are back looking at a USB charger, this time out of the comfort of your home into your car, your car gets the special treatment now.  This little guy charges up to 4 USB devices at once, let’s check out the [...]

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Welcome back to the Aukey Quad-Port Car Charger review and unboxing.  Once again we are back looking at a USB charger, this time out of the comfort of your home into your car, your car gets the special treatment now.  This little guy charges up to 4 USB devices at once, let’s check out the specifications.

Specifications

  • 4 USB ports at 2.4amps, totaling to 9.6Amps/48Watts
  • Charge most USB tablets, phones, portable battery chargers, GPS’ and many other devices
  • Very small size, 3.41inches long and 1.77 inches wide.
  • USB Ports light blue when powered
  • Overheating, Over Current and Over charging protection with the Texas Instruments microchip

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Check out the unboxing video


Plain little box, no frills no thrills, this helps keep the pricing down

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This seems like it might be too good to be true, I get to charge 4 devices while I drive, just about any devices?  Most tablets require 2.1Amps to charge, this will provide you 2.4Amps per port, so this can charge 4 tablets and I did plug in the Asus Nexus 7 (First Gen), EVGA Tegra Note 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HD (First Gen) and the Tablet Express A1 and they all charged, so it does what it says it does.  You don’t have to charge 4 tablets though, you can charge 3 tablets and an iPhone, or 2 tablets and 2 iPhone, you can charge just about anything.

I had the chance to go to the beach with my family and with that, I had the chance to test this out.  I tested it with the 2 tablets and 2 iPhones.  1 of the tablets was the EVGA Tegra Note 7 and the other was the Amazon Kindle Fire HD (First Gen) and 2 iPhones (my iPhone is a 4S and my wifes iPhone is a 4) and the charger did its job well.

I invite you to go along a trip with my family

So yeah, it kind of Zombifies them, but it helps keep my sanity, what little I have of it anyway.

The video didn’t show you how it looked plugged in with the car on, I was in a hurry to leave but here is a picture of how it looks

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That is what it looks like with power running through it, and here is what it looks like with no power.

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A very tiny device, but it does what it’s supposed to do.  They come in Black or White, obviously what I reviewed was in Black, but you have a choice of tones.  Not as important for me, but sometimes you gotta match.

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Now, for the geek in me and for some of you readers, their logo on the device is really cool.

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The A and I are pretty basic, but the O is a power button logo, pretty cool.  Also, this portion of the device tells you the Output and Input this device can handle, just in case you forget.

Very short review, but I think it hits home for everyone, it is something we can all relate to.  We spend a lot of time in the car and don’t always have enough ways to charge the billions of USB devices we own and we take with us but now you can…. at least 4 of those billion devices at a time at least and on top of it all and a very low price.  At the time of this review it was only $20, it might be cheaper when you check it out, click on the pictures to see the current price on Amazon.  My wife wants one too now, haha.

What do you guys think?

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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, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, Asus and more. Gaming and new and old technologies are what drives my interests and passion.

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