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Wii Games and Wii Accessories

Wii games are loaded with hours of fun for anyone, you can be a child at play or an elder with time to explore, this package has a game for you. The console doesn’t take up much space its slim frame allows you to place it almost any where you desire. The Wii console is rugged enough to travel, even so, you don’t have to.

With this game can you interact with friends across the world over the internet. You to go online through your computer to compete world wide with other players online. You can download other Wii games, music, movies and more, a rainy day has a different meaning when you have a game system.

The Wii remote has a built in speaker to add sound to your motions, just a flick of the wrist and the remote will sound off the motion. When playing baseball, the Wii remote will sound off your swinging motion, in golf you’ll hear all of your strokes, and the remote acts as a racket when you’re playing tennis, the remote will keep the excitement in all your gaming actions.

Nintendo games are endless, you have so many options to choose from starting with Golf, Bowling, Boxing, Sonic Wii, Mario Cart Wii, Wii Sport, Wii Fit, not to mention that men, women and children can keep in shape the fun way with Wii Fit balance board in the Wii bundle pack, you also have Rock band Wii, and for the girly girls, Wii even thought about them when they added the Pom Poms to Wii Holiday accessories, not to mention every girls dream of becoming a star like Hannah Montana. Remember as a child we all thought we were rock stars, now you can be part of the action with Beatles Rock Band.

The accessories are endless, you have the Nunchuk, steering wheel, boxing glove and so much more, it seems there’s a never ending supply of games and accessories to keep you busy forever.

When electronic games we’re first introduced to the public, we were amazed at the technology of interacting on the screen, at the time, we didn’t mind that the motions were limited and the player weren’t life like, instead, we had little dots moving across the screen. With today’s technology, computer games have real life images you can relate to, you have life like images, speakers sounding off to motion while watching your process on your TV, playing a Wii game would be the next best thing to actually being there, with Wii, you’re the star, it’s your stadium and the crowd came to see you.

Smell Features and Computer Hardware

Imagine computer hardware that put out a smell while you watched DVD, online movie, music video, or played a video game? All that is now possible and it is on its way as we speak, perhaps hitting the shelves by 2012 for those personal tech leading edge early adopters. Who knows maybe you are one, and this is intriguing to you. Well then, let’s discuss this new technology and some of its implications.

There was an interesting article recently in PC World in the Geek Tech section titled; “Smell-O-Vision Wafts Closer With New Research Project” by Elizabeth Fish published on June 20, 2011. The article said;

“Forget 3D HDTV; here comes smell-o-vision! Maybe. Researchers from the UCSD & Samsung’s (SAIT) have developed a smell-o-vision concept device, which could add another aspect of realism to what you watch on TV. In a proof of concept paper, researchers showed it is possible for 1,000s of smells using a ‘compact device’ that attached to the back of a screen or built into a cellphone. The team built the device in such a way that keeps costs and circuitry down to produce around 10,000 scents.”

That is rather interesting isn’t it? Yes, it is and recently I was discussing all this with a fellow think tanker, Troy LaClaire, and I laughed and said; okay, but then you’d need special smell-neutralizing kits to de-smell your house each month. He agreed and suggested that we invest in a home smell air-cleaning system and get on board for the great wave in a new industry? Well, that makes sense, may as well hedge your bet, and make even more money that’s funny.

Troy had suggested that the system would have to use smells that would dissipate quickly, and possibly include an “air neutralizer” cartridge that would work in tandem, that way you could clear out smells, so that they don’t overlap too much. Yes, that is a great point, and yes that’s a big problem with chemicals accumulating, and then there is the whole issue with the human immune system and smells, and accumulated combining chemicals.

Troy mentioned another challenge which could cause lawsuits for a computer hardware smell system, namely that there would be the possibility of the units causing seizure, as some can be set off by specific smells so you do not want it to be something that might cause a seizure, while on the flip side some are preceded by specific smell ‘auras’ – so you do not want to freak someone out.

Yes, this is a real issue, it’s something that must be considered, there are folks that have Real Problems with this. Maybe there could be a list of scents one could block-out, kind of like not accepting peanuts on an airliner if you are allergic. It appears there are still a few bugs to work out on this technology, but it will be our future. Please consider all this.

Gaming And Graphic Design Computer Monitor Solutions

CRT screens are fast moving towards obsolescence and are now almost the preserve of Graphic designers, gamers and photographic professionals. In effect their large, bulky size has resulted in them being consigned forever to the recycling bin. Even so, their abilities far outstrip even the most modestly priced LCD or flat panel display. Why? Well, the refresh rate, color saturation, even-ness of brightness and ability to multi-sync (have more than one native resolution) means that they can still meet the requirements of high end digital users. Only a LCD displays offer true multisync and these are significantly more expensive than any CRT screen, either new or refurbished. So where do LCD displays beat the traditional CRT? I’ve already noted than they take up less desk space, but they don’t flicker either and the glare is much less. As a result of this, eye strain is reduced significantly.

Liquid crystals were discovered in 1971 and comprise a liquid chemical compound that can be aligned precisely when subjected to an electric field. By placing rows of liquid crystals in between 2 polarizing filters (the same filters used in sun glasses) no light can pass through. Upon applying a charge to the liquid crystals, they are excited which causes them to align with the polarizing filter. If a light is shone through the layers, only those crystals that have been excited will allow the photons to pass through and align then up with the second filter. This is in effect how a monochrome screen was produced (basically black and white or on and off). Backlights, that produce the light source are cold sodium cathode tubes similar to ceiling strip lights.

In a color LCD screen, three liquid crystal cells make up each pixel. Each of those three cells has in front of it either a red, green, or blue filter. Light passing through the filtered cells creates the colors you see on the LCD. Nearly all modern color LCDs use a thin-film transistor (TFT), also known as an active matrix, to activate each cell. The process of manufacturing a TFT is similar to the process used to manufacture a silicon integrated circuit or silicon chip. Extremely thin insulators, conductors and transistors must be laid into a glass substrate, which becomes the lower glass of the LCD. TFT LCDs create sharp, bright images. Previous LCD technologies were slower, less efficient, and provided lower contrast. The oldest of the matrix technologies, passive-matrix, offers sharp text but leaves ghost images on the screen. This is because the electric field was not delivered directly to the liquid crystal because the TFT layer was not present.

Because LCDs address each pixel individually, they can create sharper text than CRTs, which, when badly focused, blur the distinct pixels that make up the screen image. But the high contrast of LCDs can cause problems when you want to display graphics. CRTs soften the edges of graphics as well as text, and while this can make it hard to read text at very small resolutions, it also means CRTs can blend and convey subtleties in photographs better than LCDs. Also, LCDs have only one “native” resolution, limited by the number of pixels physically built into the display. If you buy a modern 15 inch TFT, it’s native resolution will be 1024×768. Emulating 800 x 600 on this screen will cause it to produce a picture where everything displayed looks to have fuzzy edges. A further note is that Many people claim that TFTs are crisper, but at close working distances the pixel structure is visible on a TFT. This is not the case on modern CRT screens, where the dot pitch is at or below 0.25mm.

Basically, what we’re saying in this article is stick to a CRT screen if you’re a gamer, artist or graphic designer. LCD TFT (active matrix) monitors are still the preserve of those looking for a small desktop solution for every day work such as word processing and surfing the web.