Support me! (Vine video)
So I decided to branch out and give other social media outlets a try. I came across vine and felt like it was something I could begin to utilize as a promotional tool. Seeing that I’m still a bit new to the blogging world I wanted a way to attract more readers and gain more followers. My baby cousin decided to jump in to assist. Please excuse the low quality. She was so into doing the video that I couldn’t say no. The message on the video reads ” Search digitalhelix1 on wordpress.com! It’s great I promise!”
The purpose of the video outside of it being cute is to start getting people on to my page. A simple [Call to Action] if you will. My blog is built for all ages and serves as a guide to all things electronic and technology. This will be the start of many videos I hope to upload at least once or twice every week. At the end of the day, the goal is very simple. Support me and visit my blog! /(^_^)/
To tweet or not to tweet?
So after thinking about it for few days, I’ve decided to expand my network and join the world of Twitter. Now I know what you must be thinking, its 2014 and he’s just joining Twitter. Well to that I say it was all about the timing. In an age where social media is dominant, not everyone is ready to jump on any platform that is out there. I decided to expand to Twitter because it just felt right. If you are on the go and want to catch up with any breaking news in the world of technology, I would rather you go to my Twitter first before coming to my blog. It’s very convenient and works out in the end. So consider this my formal introduction to you all. If you have a Twitter account, please follow me. You can find my live feed embedded in my blog.
Are we ready to see a price drop for a next generation system come so soon?
As a consumer there’s no news or rumor more joyful then one about a price drop, especially a price drop on something still relevant and new as the Xbox One. Releasing nationwide on November 22, 2013 with a hefty price tag of $500 dollars, the Xbox One game system came with a basic unit a controller and a Kinect monitor. Understanding that the ONE was a next generation console, consumers and myself seemed to be fine with the pricing. I know the people I spoke to personally on Black Friday wanted to price to be a bit lower. In a time where the economy is still recovering, it’s interesting to see that Microsoft was going to charge the consumer such a huge price to buy a piece of hardware not that different then the current generation system Xbox 360. So you could imagine my surprise when I heard that there was a price drop for the system coming. Reported by IGN earlier last week, there was speculation that the XBOX ONE will be releasing a $400 unit possibly without a disk drive. What does this mean? Well to start things off, this would imply that we would have to now download all of our games straight from the Xbox marketplace. This brings up another point. Why not get rid of the Kinect unit entirely and drop the price to around $350-$400? Essentially we’re paying an extra $100 bucks for a piece of hardware that still needs to be fixed and updated. At the end of the day, if any of this is true, consumers and myself could expect to see the new $400 dollar version of the Xbox one hitting stores sometime this year. So what do you think about the price dropping news/rumors? What ever it is, please write your thoughts below and let me know. See you all next time.
Google glass has no place at the movies
There are many ways one could get in trouble at the movies. However could you get in trouble for wearing glasses to the movies? You could if they happen to be Google glasses. According to Clevvermovies, a man in Ohio was pulled out of a AMC theater after he was caught wearing his prescription Google glasses. The authorities questioned him for hours regarding the issue of movie piracy. Federal authorities were even brought in to question the man. For anyone who is not familiar with Google glass, it’s part of a new technology that allows it’s users to do gain access to the internet, and among it’s many functions is a video recording feature. While this new technology is indeed innovative, the movies is no place to wear it. I mean if you are watching a movie and the person next to you has a red glowing dot sticking out of their shirt, you would want to question them. This piece of technology is way ahead of it’s time but again, prescription or not, it has no place at the movies. This gentlemen happened to learn the hard way. The police ended up letting the man go after realizing he was telling the truth. This goes to show that technology does have a long ways to go in our society.
I would like to close out this blog by asking you the reader a question, what’s your favorite piece of technology? & Is the movie theater a place to bring your technology to? I mean I get yelled t by people just for simply texting. Let me know and leave any comments or suggestions for topics you want me to cover in next weeks blog. Until next time. -Son