Olympus Digital Camera Review - Picture-Perfect Olympus SP-500 UZ


The Olympus digital camera is preferred by many photographers specifically for image quality, even though it may be lacking in some features found in other cameras in a similar price range.

Such is the case with the Olympus Digital Camera SP-500 Ultra Zoom.

Some who have tried this Olympus digital camera with its excellent 10X zoom lens have complained about the lack of an image stabilizer, but it seems all is forgiven when you take the broader picture (so to speak!) into account.

This Olympus digital camera is no mere point-and-shoot - even though the excellent price might lead you to believe that it is nothing special......


It is a true prosumer camera, with a range of powerful features to satisfy even serious photographers, as pointed out in a number of Olympus digital camera reviews.

Starting with the basics, the Olympus SP-500 UZ works with normal AA batteries, so you're hardly ever likely to be completely out of battery options. The camera is reasonably conservative as far as power consumption goes, sparing you from having to carry a whole bag of backups with you on your next field trip.

This Olympus digital camera has a solid grip and feel, much more like an SLR than like it's little consumer cousins, and as an aspiring or even expert photographer, you needn't feel self-conscious in public...

The versatility of this camera is accentuated in Olympus digital camera reviews. The Olympus SP-500 offers you enough manual control to do a lot of experimenting, which is what digital cameras are about! On the other hand, if you're still learning the ropes - or are just in a rush - it has at least 21 pre-set modes to help you out in a variety of situations.

In situations where the excellent autofocus system can't be expected to cope fully, you have the option of using the software-controlled manual focus. This is easy to set by navigating on your LCD screen.

Many photographers prefer to be able to manipulate and process the images on their computers afterwards, instead of relying on the camera's onboard processor. The Olympus Digital Camera SP-500 doesn't let you down in that respect. You can shoot in either RAW or JPEG format, or in a combination of the two.

A host of other features will enhance your digital photography experience. The Olympus digital camera allows you to edit images inside the camera, including red-eye removal and cropping. A number of external lenses can be attached to the Olympus SP-500 UZ, to expand the telephoto and wide angle abilities of the camera.

The generous 2.5 inch LCD screen helps a lot when composing and reviewing your pictures. Another plus is that the Olympus SP-500 uses the newer 1GB xD cards that facilitates storing of many more of your creatively captured images.

Anyone who enjoys photography as a hobby, and can invest some time getting familiar with new features, will find that a camera worth its price is the SP-500 UZ Olympus Digital Camera!

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Do Video Games Breed Violent People?

You hear it on the news, you read about it in magazines and papers, and it's the accepted word on the street - our society is becoming increasingly violent, and this is largely due to video games. People often point at the selection of wear related, or violence related video games and in one fell swoop, tarnish all video games as causing nothing but a decrease in the moral standard of our society, and with the same sweep, tarnish all young people who play these games as either actual or potential thugs, who will do little more than hang around on street corners mugging people, or causing other distressful crimes.

Although at first glance it would appear that statistics offered by these people appear to bear testimony to what they say, on closer examination it becomes very quickly apparent that the truth is much farther from this portrayal of it......


It is a fact that the accident and emergency wards of hospitals see a good number of young people who have been admitted as a result of violent crime. In fact, the actual number of such cases has fallen quite dramatically in recent years, although no such decrease has been seen in the number of video games being played, or in their popularity. It is also a fact that the vast majority of these young people who have been involved in violent crime are regular players of video games.

But this statistic is woefully misleading. Since ninety percent of young boys play video games, it is always going to be the case that any random selection of boys will result in the vast majority of them being regular players of video games. It would make as much sense to identify all the young boys who volunteer for charity work occasionally, or take part in fundraising, and then identify how many of them play video games regularly. Since ninety percent of all boys play video games regularly, then these fundraising charity volunteers are going to mostly be gamers - but this is not to suggest that playing video games make you more charitable, in just the same way that playing video games doesn't make you a violent thug.

Forty percent of girls play video games, which is to say nearly half, so again, if nearly half of all girls admitted into hospital after being involved in a violent crime are branded as being there because of video games, it makes as much sense to suggest that by not playing video games, half the girls have ended up in hospital.

These are the statistics that those who have a deep mistrust of video games like to publicise, but upon closer inspection, these claims are wildly unfounded, based on hopelessly meaningless figures and provided as only half the truth. In fact, there is no evidence to suggest that playing video games makes a person become violent. The home life and upbringing has far more influence on a person's social and moral attitudes that a computer game.

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PS3 Vs Xbox 360 - Which Console To Use For Playing NCAA 09 Football


For all you gridiron fans out there, life just got sweeter thanks to the release of NCAA 09 Football. Other than McFadden on the cover, there are also plenty of new drool-worthy features on this version, available for Playstation, Xbox, Wii, DS and PC. Just imagine this: wider spaces, bigger holes, directional pump, play bluffs, enhanced passing control, open receivers and cutback lanes. You could also manipulate the ambience, with better customization controls and better-looking fields. And yes, enjoy the dynamic crowd in the sidelines with cheerleaders, mascots and more players getting in on the action. When there's so many of these waiting for your shaky hands to handle, where do you play? The PS3 or Xbox 360? We examine the pros and cons:

Play with PS3

Okay, so you probably weren't too happy with NCAA 08 playing on your Playstation. After all, you got into the action at just 30 fps (frames per second). Xbox players had it better - at 60 fps. Sony has heard your cry and answered your prayers. NCAA 09 can now be played on the PS3 at a faster, smoother 60 fps......

And if you want to be part of the Blu-ray DVD wave of the future, this is an excellent console to get. After all, there are other games out there that you want to immerse yourself in. Playing control and manipulation on the NCAA 09 is also much improved, so that's probably something you can perform deftly with the PS3. If you don't mind the occasional less-than-perfect color, images and graphics, go ahead and choose the PS3.

Play with Xbox 360

If it's graphics you're after, go with the Xbox. Per pound of muscle, Xbox 360 easily trumps PS3, even if Sony's release papers say otherwise. Its GPU is simply much more powerful, allowing you to enjoy the stadium views in all its pixilated glory. Vertex processing is also well worth it.

If you're talking high def, Xbox can deliver, something than PS3 can't, since its anti-aliasing technique is a wee bit backward than that of Xbox. Since you'll probably want to take pleasure in scoring that touchdown without feeling like you've been blinking the whole time, get your NCAA 09 Football game on the Xbox. After all, your hands may do all the work but your eyes are the ones doing the navigating. Give them a good treat.

Which one to use to play NCAA 09 Football with?

If price matters to you, get the Xbox 360. For one, the PS3 is more expensive, although you'll need to shell out additional cash to get HD-DVD on your Xbox. But with the faster rate of running NCAA 09 Football, there shouldn't be a lot of complaints on your part if you choose the PS3.

However, for the money and the sheer enjoyment of a great-looking game at its spiffiest, you might want to try the Xbox 360. NCAA 09 Football's latest enhancement suit this gaming system. But again, it still depends on your own inclinations.

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World Golf Systems


You may have been lucky enough to play on a virtual golf game such as TopGolf, TopPutt or TopChip, each of these games has been created by World Golf Systems (WGS). Each of these games is based around an ID Ball System, which sees microchips incorporated into golf balls.

Established in 1997 was especially created in the UK to focus on the use of technology to bring golf to a wider audience. The initial idea was for TopGolf, which saw World Golf Systems work with the US Maxfli golf company to create a golf ball capable of being tracked without affecting the flight of the ball. This ultimately led to the game as it is today.....

With World Golf Systems's TopGolf there is no need to walk around a golf course and is a points driven game of golf that can be played indoors from within a specialised bay. What happens is that micro chipped balls are hit from a tee using real clubs, and the aim is to hit targets on the virtual landscape. These targets can range from 20 to 240 yards, and there is an instant visual recognition of how far and how accurate the shot was.

World Golf Systems have designed a game for five players that incorporates four different target based games; TopShot (hitting in order); TopBreak (creating snooker like breaks); TopPressure (short game practice); and TopPractice (distance and accuracy practice). There is though no game that mirrors a full round of golf.

World Golf Systems have launched three game centres to host TopGolf, one in Essex, one in Surrey and one in Watford. At these venues a game costs from £2.40 and £4.80 depending on day of the week and time when the game is played. These centres normally have about fifty bays where 5 people can play at one time, making it great for corporate events, birthday bashes and social occasions. These venues are great for golfers and non-golfers and there are instructors to give pointers if required.

World Golf Systems have followed the initial success of Top Golf with the launch of Top Putt and Top Chip. These other games are simpler versions revolving around putting and chipping, which have made them easier to place in amusement arcades and places like bowling alleys.

All in all World Golf Systems are well on their way to achieving their dream of creating a whole new leisure form.

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Digital SLR Camera Settings Tips For The Beginner Using A Digital SLR Camera


Shooting your photos digitally can be fun and easy but to get constant and consistent results you will need to learn how to sett up your camera properly. If you just starting out in with digital slr cameras we suggest starting out with a used digital slr camera, the cost to entry is more less and you get a better options than your traditional point and shoot digital camera. Every digital SLR camera is different but they all have camera setting as a menu items. We have created eight general tips that should help you start towards to road of constant and consistent results with your photography. So if you want great shots out of your used digital camera learn these seven tips backwards and forwards......

  • Adjust white balance manually to account for lighting conditions (especially fluorescent light)
  • Carry a small gray or white card with you to help you set the white balance.
  • Use a higher ISO rating to account for lower light conditions (Be careful not to go to high because the higher the ISO the higher/more the noise/grain)
  • Use Aperture and Shutter Priority modes to keep backgrounds in focus (aperture mode) or freeze fast-moving action shots (shutter priority)
  • Use Full Manual Mode to set both aperture and shutter modes together (though this can get complicated, use your histogram to judge the sweet spot)
  • Try burst mode to capture a bunch of shots, rapid-fire
  • Use histogram displays to quickly check if you have overexposed a shot
  • Use exposure bracketing to try the same shot at different exposure levels to find the one that ultimately looks best.

These tips will take some time to master. Be patient, persistent, and experiment you will be happy that you did.

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Casio EX-Z750 - Digital Camera - Cheapest Camera, Best Camera, What To Buy


If you're reading this right now your probably considering purchasing a digital camera right now but aren't quite sure which one to purchase. Some questions you may want to consider when purchasing a new camera are:

1.How much does the camera cost?

2.How long does the battery last?

3.How much is a replacement / spare battery?

4.How many mega pixels is the camera?

5.How much optical zoom is on the camera?

6.How big is the LCD screen on the camera?

These, along with many others, are some important questions you will need to ask your self when looking at different digital cameras to purchase. I have reviewed the Casio EX-Z750 digital camera and have been very impressed with the results and have, therefore, been so inclined to write this review about it.

1. How much does the camera cost? - A nice digital camera can get fairly pricey these days so it is important that you do some research and make sure you are buying the camera you need and want. For instance if you don't need a 12 Mega-Pixel camera, then don't buy it. The images will be larger and you won't receive any benefit for it since you don't need it. I would recommend a good online store such as http://www.shipanddrop.com - They carry only a few Digital Cameras but if they have the one you need their price is cheap and the quality is great. The link above points to the Casio EX-Z750 camera and is a steal at only $235.88.....


2. How long does the battery last? - A very important question to ask yourself when purchasing a new camera; How would you like to be taking pictures of that special moment when your daughter is on stage and go to snap a picture and suddenly your camera automatically turns of?. I can tell you from similar experience that when your digital camera dies when you need the most is not an enjoyable experience. The Casio EX-Z750 digital camera has a very high battery life - It comes with an NP-40 lithium battery that will take over 320 shots before going needing a recharge! That's nearly twice the amount of many other leading cameras, thats why I love this camera so much.

3. How much is a replacement / spare battery? - It is always good to have a backup battery with you in case you have an emergency when you forgot to recharge your battery or it is dead for whatever reason. Since most cameras don't come with a spare battery you may want to consider purchasing a second one. The cost of battery replacement is the main drawback I've seen to the Casio EX-Z750 at about $40 or more for a new battery. Again I would suggest http://www.shipanddrop.com for any camera accessories since they are very cheap for gifts.

4. How many mega pixels is the camera? - This can be an important feature, however, it depends on what purpose you need the camera. If you are planning on getting paid for your pictures or want extremely high quality pictures you may want to ensure the camera you purchase has a high number of mega pixels. The Casio EX-Z750 takes pictures at 7.2 mega pixels which is definitely a high quality picture. I wouldn't recommend anything over 8 mega pixels unless you have a specific purpose for it.

5. How much optical zoom is on the camera? - An important feature of each camera is how much optical zoom is on it, some companies put digital zoom on their cameras at high amounts like 10x or more, however, it is good to note that the quality of the digital zoom is very poor that is why it is important that you make sure the camera has a good amount of optical zoom on it. A fair and mostly standard amount of optical zoom on digital cameras today is 3x zoom. The Casio EX-Z750 camera has 3x optical zoom on it, although it doesn't exceed in this field it is sufficient. I would not suggest purchasing a camera with less than 3x optical zoom.

6. How big is the LCD screen on the camera? - Although this feature is not critical to the quality of pictures, it is just plain nice to have a big LCD screen to view your pictures. It does help, however, to view the quality of your pictures (make sure everyone is smiling) since you can see the image more clearly. Going back to the Casio EX-Z750 it has a nice big 2.5" LCD screen.

It is important to note that there are other features of a digital camera that are important, however, these are the ones I have found the most important. Overall the Casio EX-Z750 is a great digital camera in my opinion and I would suggest it to the average consumer. I hope this article was helpful to you in your new digital camera purchase.

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Digital Camera Comparison - Why Choose A Full Size Digital Camera

Many people would wonder why anyone would choose a full size digital camera over a nice sleek compact model. The answer is simple, picture quality. A full size digital camera allows you to take more complicated shots as well as pictures with greater clarity. They may be larger, but the picture quality is outstanding. Digital camera reviews on full size cameras can vary, but here are a few of the top rated digital camera models.

Sony DSC H9/B


This is a great full size digital camera with lots of extras. The consumer digital camera reviews were outstanding. This camera offers 8.1 megapixels and an amazing 15x optical zoom with 25x digital zoom. It has a NightShot infrared system that allows you to take pictures in the dark. It has a large 3" color LCD that tilts to allow you access from many angles. It has image stabilization and face detection for perfect pictures. There are 9 auto focus modes, 9 white balance settings and 7 scene modes. In camera editing allows you to touch up your pictures right on the camera. There are also three movie modes with sound. This amazing camera costs $480.....


Canon Powershot S5


The Canon Powershot S5 offers 12x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom. There is image stabilization and face detection capability. It has 8 megapixels and a 2.5" color LCD. You can choose from 22 different scene modes and 8 white balance settings. There are 4 movie modes with sound and it is PictBridge compatible. You can choose to store your images on a SD or MMC card. This is a very popular full size digital camera. It has great digital camera ratings and costs around $350.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8


The Panasonic Lumix offers 7.2 megapixels for clarity and 12x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom for close up shots. There is a 2.5" color LCD as well as a viewfinder for greater options. This full size digital camera features Intelligent ISO Control to minimize hand shake for clear pictures. There are several different focus modes that allow you to focus on objects as close as 5 cm.

You can choose from 20 different scene modes as well as a movie mode. There is 27MB of internal memory and is compatible with SD cards. It comes with lots of software to allow you to customize your photos. It also comes with several different accessories. This great camera will run you around $270.

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Buying a Laptop or Notebook? Choosing the Right Laptop for You!


Buying a laptop may at first seem Herculean task with the many different models and brands on the market. By doing little online research for suitable pricing and features makes this task as easier as possible to choose exactly the machine you’re looking for. If you’re going to read this laptop guide article, you must be shopping for one to. So, let’s cut to the chase and get to it right?

The common reasons for looking into cheap laptop include corporate purchasing for their employees, laptop for your teens who breaks anything he or she touches, and tight budget. The key to choosing the perfect one for you depends on how you plan to use your laptop. Once you decided your need before you go shopping made the process of purchasing the right machine becomes much easier.

The common factors that guide you to select a laptop are:

Price
Network connections
Memory
Hard drive
Size......


Price

The first and foremost thing you should research online is the cost of your appliances. Nowadays there are plenty of laptops to be available for under $1000 whereas a few years ago, it is hard-pressed to get one for under $2500.

You can select a lower budget laptop if you only want to do word processing, browse the web and access your e-mail. The main secret for fixing price of a machine is – the more features your laptop has, the more costly it will be.

Network Connections

You will end up in a profit side if you buy a laptop, which includes built-in network connections to connect them all. The common network connections required in a laptop are online service, home network, wireless network, corporate network, and Internet connection.

Today Laptops include 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45) and 56Kbps modem (RJ-11) connections as standard features. Some feature wireless technology for connecting your mobiles, PDA devices, and printers includes Infrared port, and Blue tooth.

Memory

Selection of memory of your laptop mainly depends on your usage. If your need concentrate on word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, etc- 256 MB of RAM is more than enough. Since it is a normal configuration of most of the laptops, there is no need to spend your extra penny on the RAM.

If you do want to upload your digital pictures in your notebook, the RAM size should be more than normal for which you need to spend extra money. Search through e-bay shopping malls for bundles extras such as more RAM.

Hard drive

The hard drive is the center of program control and provides the long-term storage. Size of the hard drive can be fixed by the utility of the laptop. If you’re using your notebook as primary computer, you should go for bigger hard drive of 60 GB or more. Whereas your laptop replaced as a supplementary to your desktop system, you may be able to manage with a 20-30 GB hard drive.

Size

Size definitely plays a vital role in choosing your laptop. Portability and display size are the two key elements, which determine the size of your laptop. If you will use the computer only for a short spell of a time in a day, you can go for ultra weight.

On the other hand, if you’re going to spend hours together in front of your system, then wide screen computers of extra-large is always preferred to comfort your eyes. The only thing is that these systems of 17 inches are three times heavier than the Ultra weight models of laptops.

This quick laptop guide will cost you nothing other than saving some dollars. Good luck for your happy laptop shopping!

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The Differences Between A Digital Camera And A Traditional Camera - Digital Camera Inner Workings


Digital Cameras use lenses and a shutter to capture light inside the body of the camera just like traditional film cameras, but that is where the similarity ends.

Instead of using film to capture an image as the traditional cameras do, the digital camera captures the image using an image sensor.

These sensors are completely electronic in their operation. They have various internal electronic devices to measure light intensity and a host of other duties.

The complexity of the image sensor determines its rating, measured in MegaPixels. The higher the number of megapixels that a digital camera offers, the greater the clarity and quality of the resulting picture. Also the higher the megapixel rating of the digital camera, the higher the cost of the camera.

Digital cameras function by converting light into an electrical signal that is, in turn, converted into binary (1's and 0's) so they can be processed through the digital camera's on-board computer. After the binary numbers are processed they are stored on the digital memory card or floppy disk......


The digital camera processes the light in such a way that the light is converted into the primary colors of Red, Green and Blue using internal filters. The photographs must be further refined by computer processing to produce the full color photograph. This process is called Demosaicing.

Many cameras offer photo sharpening to make the digital photographs clearer; usually, there are controls on the digital camera to adjust brightness, contrast, and color saturation.

After all this is done -- inside the digital camera -- the last step is to compress the image and then store it on the memory card.

To load images from a digital camera onto a computer and give you the ability to process the digital picture manually, requires a digital camera that offers this cability. If you would like this feature you should ask if the camera you are considering includes it before making your purchase.

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Save Money On A PS3 - Learn How To Buy A Playstation 3 For Cheap


The Playstation 3 (also known as the PS3) is Sony's latest game system following the success of the first two Playstations. The system was released on November 11, 2006. The PS3 competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii. Although the system is theoretically the most powerful of the three, it is behind the Xbox 360 and the Wii in sales with a little more then five million sold. This is slightly less the half of the other systems sales. Typically this has been attributed to the price of the system. The Playstation 3 usually retails for almost double the price of a Wii at $499.

Regardless, I opted to get a Playstation 3 for myself instead of any of the other systems. Unlike the Xbox 360 and Wii the PS3 offers high definition Blu-ray movie playback out of the box. Simply put watching movies on Blu-ray is stunning. The picture and sound is incredible. The Xbox 360 supports HD-DVD, but you have to buy an extra add on player for this function to work! High definition on the Wii? Forget it, it's not available! I wanted to play games and have the next generation of video playback......


After hearing about the capabilities of the PS3 I started to shop around. Like most people, paying $499 for a game system was just too much. I tried many of the big retailers; Best Buy, Comp USA, Circuit City, and so on. Basically what I learned was that retailers such as these agree to set the price that Sony wants. You just won't find it priced lower then this at any of these stores.

So now I will let you in on how I got a PS3 for $327 dollars. One word: eBay. Let me say this, there are some incredible deals on that site. Now I know a lot of people don't like the hassle of dealing with eBay, but I found a few sites that help out with process. Basically there are many sites that list all the best deals on eBay, so it takes a lot of work out of shopping There, and try a Google search. Did I mention these sites also have games and accessories listed? Buy your PS3 today and save money, give eBay a try!

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How The New Wireless Xbox Racing Wheel Is Exciting Xbox Fans


The Racing Wheel - A New Addition for the Xbox Crowd

People who enjoy racing games on their Xbox 360s will love what we are about to say , Xbox has came out with a new wireless racing wheel that you can use when playing racing games. All you need to do is go out and buy them racing wheel and start playing. Even though it may be expensive it will be worth it to play with a new racing wheel that is wireless.

All gamers will love the new racing wheel when they see it. You can play any type of racing game now and you do not have to use a joystick anymore when you play. All you need to do is go out and buy your new racing wheel and you are set to go. Any gamers who have used racing wheels before will think that they are useless and don't really work. This new racing wheel is different it is wireless which gives you the advantage to sit as close to the TV or as far away from the TV as you want and still be able to play the game flawlessly. So if you are a gamer that loves to race then you should go out and buy a new Xbox 360 racing wheel it will be all worth the money and time to go out and buy it......


After you buy your new racing wheel you will be able to either race with it on the ground on top of your lap or you will be able to mount it on a table top and be able to race and use it without it falling off your lap. This new racing wheel can turn up to 270 degrees and that is pretty good for an Xbox racing wheel. Where as other racing wheel just turned a little bit they were not as life like. With this new racing wheel you don't have to worry about it falling off your lap either it was made so that you could either play with it on your lap or on a table top. Once it is on your lap you don't have to worry about falling off and losing your race.

If you had played racing games in the past you probably know how bad those racing wheels are from the past. All the flimsy foot pedals that slide around are over with the new Xbox racing wheel its different you don't have to worry about anything sliding around. The new racing wheel is made so that when you play with it, it doesn't slide around on you or where you are playing with it. So if you don't have one and you own an Xbox 360 you need to go out and buy yourself a new racing wheel because it will make you feel like you are actually in the race. So if you like to race and you own an Xbox 360 you need to go out and get yourself one of these wireless racing wheels.

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Playing Xbox Games In Mac OSX Using Xbox Emulator Software


Xbox, developed by Microsoft, has emerged as one of the most popular gaming console available in the market today. Xbox deliver quality entertainment by providing stunning graphics and tremendous sound effects.

But, what if you want to play Xbox games but you don't want to purchase Xbox for the reason of you already have a home computer such as Mac OSX machine and you are only interested of playing certain common Xbox games. So, how you would be able to play the many Xbox game titles that aren't available for your Mac OSX?

The answer is simple, what you need is a software emulator, or to be exact, an Xbox emulator for your Mac OSX. These emulators for Xbox can be developed on your own, provided you have enough knowledge and skills computer programming. Or, the second option is by downloading the various kinds of working Xbox emulator available in the internet......


However, before you download any Xbox emulator software available in the internet, you must consider checking the reviews first and finding out if there is any positive or negative feedback from the current users. By doing this, you also have taken a steps of avoiding downloading a computer virus instead.

Xbox emulators are great software and can be utilize to play Xbox games using your Mac OSX machine. By right, you don't have to purchase the Xbox console itself. Simply say, just download and install the approved working Xbox emulator into your computer, you are on the way of playing your favorite Xbox games.

Please remember, one of the main limitations when you use Xbox emulators for your Mac OSX is the compatibility of the Xbox games to the emulator. Certain emulators can only play a limited amount of Xbox games in your Mac OSX. In other words, you will never able to play all the different game titles available in Xbox. Therefore, make certain to download the emulator that can support the Xbox game you want to play in your Mac OSX.

Therefore, if you have an interest in playing Xbox games but not really into buying yourself the Xbox console, or if you are only after one game or a few games of Xbox you can opt to use the Xbox emulator by download the software form the internet for your Mac OSX machine. On the other hand, if you want to play and experience Xbox to the fullest and use all features available, consider yourself to purchase the actual Xbox itself.

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How to Connect Your Playstation Portable to Your Playstation 3


Connecting your Playstation Portable (PSP) to your Playstation 3 (PS3) will allow you to play your PS3 games running on your console in your home from your PSP outside your home, using your PS3s’ wireless remote connection feature. In this article I will explain the benefits of establishing this connection.

In the resource box at the bottom of this article you will find a link to a video explaining how a PS3 and a PSP can be connected. The operation should go pretty smooth if you follow the guidelines in the tutorial video. You will find a video link at the end of this page.

Being separated from your new PS3 for a longer period of time can be hard. Imagine how hard it will be when new games like the new Grand Theft Auto get released. Connecting your PSP to your Playstation 3 will allow you to play your PS3 games even when you are outside your home......


You can play your Playstation 3 games from your office when you have a couple of minutes available, at your grandmothers’ birthday party, at the train or on the subway. With the wireless connection in your PS3 combined with the pretty high quality screen on your PSP this is not a bad option at all.

In addition to playing games from your PSP you are also able to watch movies from the Blue-ray/ DVD player on your PS3. Even though it is very possible to install videos on a PSP it is also a benefit to be able to watch DVD’s on it. I bet you have more DVD’s than you have PSP movies. At least I have.

If you have music installed on your Playstation 3 these are also available to play using your PSP if you have built a connection between the two. This is a handsome feature that can come in handy in a lot of situations.

Still I believe the most powerful feature of building a PSP-PS3 connection is the ability to play games. The quality is more than good enough and the ability to play my PS3 games from my sunny garden chair with a lemon ice tea is nothing to complain about.

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Phone Game Downloads Review - How To Find An Iphone Games Download Review


Do you know how to find an 'iphone games review' site? trying to find an iphone game download review can be a hassle especially if you don't know where to look. There are so many sites on the web and that could get confusing. by reading this iphone games review you will have some understanding on where to look and what is the best out there. This will save you so much time and so much money.

You shouldn't have to spend as much as you did for the iphone just for games.

Here are some tips when searching for iPhone games review sites.

iPhone games Review Tip #1

Don't download from p2p or torrent sites. There are many people who will tell you that it's OK to do this. They have never had a problem, but you might want to ask them again in a month or two. If they haven't had anyone knocking on their door yet with a subpoena (these sites are illegal) asked them if their computer has crashed. These sites are hacker's playgrounds because they are open servers. You can damage your iPhone or computer if you download the wrong file and you won't know until it's too late......


iPhone Games Review Tip #2

Trying a search engine is a good way to go, but many times you are just going to get to scam sites or places that are just looking to advertise. However, there will be a few reputable sites you will come across. Some of these sites have java games, which means you can play the game right in the Internet browser. This doesn't require any download, but it does require service. If you are out of range for the iPhone, you won't be able to play these games.

iPhone Games Review Tip #3

Don't be afraid to actually pay for quality. We aren't talking about shelling out tons of money just to get a few games. There are some really good sites across the Internet that are offering unlimited downloads for just an initial membership fee. These sites cost around $50, sometimes less, and allow you to download anything, anytime you want. Many of these sites aren't just for iPhone games either. There are tons of media files that will keep you busy. You will get your money's worth in plenty of time and then some.

Having an iPhone shouldn't be a chore. It should be fun, entertaining and revolutionary. Just be safe when looking for free iPhone games. You should be able to play games on your iPhone for little or no money. Anyone who tells you otherwise hasn't arrived into the 21st century yet.

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Bluetooth iPhone Accessories - Bluetooth iPhone Wireless Headset Review

When you look at the iPhone, it's hard to argue with the notion that it's really ahead of all the other smartphones when it comes to style, functionality and looks. Yes, the iPhone is in a category all by itself and therefore you've also got to find a great looking Bluetooth headset that compliments your phone perfectly.

When it comes to buying Bluetooth accessories for the iPhone, a quality headset is essential to how well you'll be able to enjoy using your new smartphone. Fortunately, there are several top-notch wireless headsets that will fit your needs.

VXI BlueParrott B100 Wireless Headset



The VXI BlueParrott is a professional headset that is ergonomically designed for comfort. It has a noise canceling microphone, which you'll appreciate if you're going to be using your iPhone in an office environment. It has a 75 foot range, but that seems to vary a bit depending on the area. The clarity is pretty good, but you may sound a little muffled to some callers. This headset is also compatible with standard desk phones......


Plantronics Voyager 510 Wireless Headset



The Plantronics Voyager is truly a new age headset. It can switch back and forth between your iPhone, your PDA or laptop. This is really a smart headset that can detect which device you are using at the time, pretty cool, huh?

It's comfortable and has excellent sound clarity on both ends. If you're looking for great style, unfortunately, this headset doesn't have it, in fact, it looks pretty basic, plus it's a bit bulky, but if you love functionality, this is one you should really consider.

Jawbone Noise Shield Wireless Headset



If you love style, the Jawbone is your kind of headset. It has a very modern, futuristic design that will make you look cool when wearing it. It's noise canceling system works like a charm to block out surrounding noise. It can also be worn in either ear.

That sleek design comes at a price. The control buttons are hidden on the back, something you'll get used to once you use these for a day or so. Also, it's a little bigger than some other headsets, but it's also very lightweight. A major problem seems to be trying to get a proper fit that's comfortable. It's recommended that you try all of the earbuds and hooks that come with the unit until it fits properly.

Gomadic Wireless Headset



Gomadic claims that this is the best iPhone wireless headset around. Indeed, it has a nice, sleek design and digital noise reduction. The talk time is 12 hours. However, these are not specially made for the iPhone, since they are compatible with other phones, as well. The scoop is that Gomadic is attaching itself to the iPhone for marketing reasons. Therefore, don't buy these because Gomadic claims they're the best, compare these with all the other models and make up your own mind.

As you can see, there are lots of great wireless headsets that are a good fit with your new iPhone. When choosing one, it'll come down to your own personal preferences for size, style and functionality. It's quite possible that you'll choose more than one headset. Whichever you buy, make sure you're getting your money's worth - your iPhone deserves it.

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Finding Cheap Nintendo Wii Consoles and Games for Sale - 5 Tips For Success


If you've ever done shopping for the Nintendo Wii gaming console then you know how much of rarity it really is. Finding a cheap nintendo wii console is even harder. When it comes down to it, its about smart shopping and being tactful in your purchasing endevour. By doing so you can guarantee getting your hands a gaming system and games that fit your needs perfectly. Below are 5 tips for success when finding them and games for sale at the lowest possible price while still buying a working product.

1. Consider the source - If you are looking for a Nintendo Wii Sale from a local vendor, your likelyhood is next to nil. The benefit of buying from a local dealer is that you can usually assume that the product is new, but you are going to pay for it. Buying retail means that you are also paying for labor wages, their electric bill, taxes and probably somewhere around a twenty percent mark-up if not more for the item. Needless to say, you pay more, but for a new product.

2. Buying online is another method that may be useful, however again, consider the source. When buying online for a Wii console or cheap games, read the fine print (if any), check for notations about scratches, improper functionality, etc. Be thorough in this process......


3. Buy bundled and save! Buying a cheap nintendo wii bundle with games is a great way to get both games, accessories and the console at a single low price. Be aware though, sometimes bundles are a way of really jacking up the price. Always do price comparisons with the games and accessories to see how much of a deal you are really getting.

4. Buying second hand online can be fruitful! Buying second hand online is a great way to save big. often times people just didn't like their gaming system, or they got two for christmas, or they wanted a playstation 3, whatever the case always make sure to protect yourself. Buy insurance when applicable, ask about return policy, get all the answers befor you click (buy now). By proceeding with caution you can help ensure that you are getting a great product at a low price.

5. When buying a cheap Nintendo Wii console and games, find out why they are so cheap. Not to say you should be paranoid by any means, but do atleast bring up the question.

Simply stated when buying a cheap Nintendo Wii console for sale, you don't ask, you don't get. Finding an sale on a Nintendo Wii is very easy to do when you are both analytical and frugal. Stay sharp, ask questions, and when you see a good deal, act.

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The Perfect Digital Camcorder Buyers Guide


Digital camcorders are coming down in price. You don't have to break the bank to get good video. Digital camcorders are becoming more plentiful, lower priced, and more versatile. And digital editing comes in for lots of attention.

If you are on the market for a digital camcorder, know that one of your best resources is going to be a digital camcorder buyers guide. Especially if you are new to the world of electronics or simply find yourself overwhelmed by the multitude of options that are available to you, a digital camcorder buyers guide is going to help you get through and find the best digital camcorder for you and your needs.

Getting Started

This digital camcorder buyers guide is going to start off by offering some information about the different brands that are out there. Panasonic, Samsung, JVC, Fujifilm and Sony, these are just a few of the many top names that you can choose from for a digital camcorder.

Among the different models and formats of camcorders in the market, some models and formats are better than others. This is because as new technology is developed, camcorders are equipped with a number of features that allow for better recording, better resolution and easier editing......


Features

You also need to be aware of the different features that are available on digital camcorders these days as well to be able to make the best decision here. Zooming is one of the most significant considerations if you need high quality and professional looking video output. Be wary of camcorders claiming very high magnification capability because the quality of picture will sometime suffer.

If you plan on shooting out in the field, battery life is a major consideration. Lithium is lighter than the others, and therefore becoming the standard, but the key point is that some camcorders will only use one type. There are rechargeable options available for camcorders.You also want to see what sort of progressive scan the camcorder has to offer, but remember that this is a feature that is nice but not absolutely necessary.

Image stabilization is very important unless you will only use the camcorder on a tripod. The performance under low light conditions is also an important feature you need to check out. Camcorders come in a wide range of different recording formats. The digital camcorder that records directly to PC data format will provide the best for storage, transfer and editing. Probably the most significant feature when choosing a digital camera is the number of megapixels. Choose too few for your needs, and your images will suffer.[

Price

Next to be discussed in this digital camcorder buyers guide is price. It is important to set out at least some sort of budget for yourself before heading out to make any purchases, because some camcorders can get to be quite pricey and you do not want to go overboard with your spending.

This digital camcorder buyers guide should have at least helped you out enough to get you started, give you an idea of what is out there, and set you on your way to buying your own digital camcorder, one that is going to offer you the features and components that you are looking for.

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How A Wireless Headphone Review Can Help You Make Your Purchase


When it comes to purchasing any new product that you're not familiar with, you want to make sure that you gather information about that product before spending a dime. Why? There are a number of reasons that you should take your time and do your research, the most important reason being that money doesn't grow on trees. There are tons of products on the market with a price tag comparable to the whole tree and all the money on it, so when you're shopping it is a good idea to make sure that you buy is well worth any amount you spend. This same principle goes for purchasing a new headset to listen to your music. There are tons of new ones that offer lots of the latest technology, including wire-free Bluetooth capabilities, so before you go out and spend your money on a new headset, be sure to visit at least one wireless headphone review.

Why Do the Research

Once upon a time, doing research could be equated to eating liver for dinner - it was unappetizing. However, as you grow older, you begin to realize that doing research is not just some painstaking task meant to punish those who participate in it; it is a process that enables you to learn. This is why it is important to read at least one wireless headphone review before going to purchase one. Because if you pay bills and know the value of a dollar then you certainly don't want to waste one on a headset that doesn't offer any of the features you thought that you were paying for......


Where to Get a Wireless Headphone Review

Lucky for you, conducting research on a new headset is not as boring as researching the events of the War of 1812. And even though you will need to do a little reading to learn the facts from experts and consumers, you can finish with a fun field trip. First let's look at where you can find reviews on this product.

Online - The Internet is a great place to locate information on a new wire-free headset. There are plenty of websites like CNet.com, ConsumerSearch.com, and PCMagazine.com that cater to individuals like you who are looking for reputable information on the best headsets on the market. Each website has its own way of presenting the information, but you can bet that you will leave each one feeling more knowledgeable then when you arrived. And when you're done getting expert reviews, take time to visit Amazon.com. You can look up specific headsets for sale on that site then scroll to the bottom for customer reviews. These are just as reputable in some cases because the consumers will honestly tell you of any mishaps that have occurred after purchase.

In Magazines - If you like subscribing to magazines then you might want to consider ordering Stereophile Magazine. It offers great information on different electronics that are for sale, how much they cost, best buys and more. This is a great starting place to help you narrow down what are viewed as good headsets.

In Person - After you have found at least one good wireless headphone review, and think you are beginning to narrow down your search, it is always recommended that you go to your local electronics retailer to visits some headsets in person. It is here that you will be able to test the sound quality, feel them out for comfort, and ask probing questions to the sales representative. If you find a headset that you like but you're not crazy about the price you can always go back home to find a good discount price online.

A Few Headsets for Sale

Now that we've looked at some ways that you can locate a good wireless headphone review, let's take a brief look at a few good headsets on the market. Two that have great reputations are the Bose Quiet Comfort 2 and 3 headsets. Quiet Comfort 2 is an on-the-ear set that offers superior ear comfort and comes with noise canceling technology for a superior sound quality. Quiet Comfort 3 also comes with noise canceling technology, but is over-the-ear and offers noise reduction that blocks out annoying noises outside of your headset. There are many sets on the market that have great reputations but these are two of the best.

A wireless headphone review is a great way to get started on your search for the perfect headset. The next step however is to keep looking at reviews and also do the legwork to test them out in person. You don't want to solely rely on one wireless headphone review to give you all of the information you need about a headset. If you do, you might find yourself disappointed in what you buy.

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Will DirectX 10 Be Good For Gaming?



DirectX 10 is the current talk of the town in PC gaming. The promises that DX10 have made has breathed new life into PC gaming that routinely called a dying breed. It is touted as bringing a new era to PC gaming. Is all this buzz really worth getting excited about? Let's take a look...

With any brand new technology that is introduced, there is always a period where the rest of the industry needs to play catch up. It takes time before it is fully taken advantage of the way it was planned. But how long to PC gamers truly have to wait until DX10 comes into full fruition?

How long will it take before DX10 can bring gamers those amazing graphics they drool over in screenshots and videos to their own PC's in their own homes? To the layman, all of it can be very confusing. New buzz words and terms come out every year and getting a grip on what they all mean can be very demanding......


First off, what exactly is DirectX? It is a development tool made by Microsoft that lets developers make games with higher performance. Anthing from the graphics, sound, and even network functionality is developed through DirectX. There have been many revisions of DirectX, each bring about new techniques for eye candy and better performance. And now with Vista, we have DX10. Each interation brings us closer to having true gaming realism.

Within DirectX are what are called API's. This stands for application programming interface. They act as a bridge that allows the software and hardware to communicate with each other. They are what allow our games to bring us the graphics and sound we know and love.

Hardware makers like nVidia are now creating GPU's with tons more capability and power than we've seen in the past. Video cards like the GeForce 8800 provide better image quality and can even process video for Blu-ray playback. So DirectX 10 is not just for gamers, being able to process Blu-ray videos will give any entertainment enthusiast something to cheer about.

Gaming computer makers are also now creating computers that come with these DirectX 10 capable cards.Companies like Alienware, Dell, and Vigor are now in full swing in carrying a fleet of DirectX 10 capable computers.

But all this hardware isn't any good without the games to run on all of it. But don't worry. There is a whole slew of DirectX 10 capable games out now and even more are scheduled to come out in the next year. Some of the biggest games of 2007 were DX10 capable. Crysis and World in Conflict to name a couple award winners.

One of the biggest advantages that DX10 provides is power it gives to developers to develop better games easier and faster. This is good for the gamer as we'll be seeing a much wider variation in games and more to choose from all of which provide a better experience.

So is DirectX 10 still worth all of the buzz in the end? Absolutely. But, it will definitely take some time before the gaming industry catches on and us gamers see the results were are looking for. With all new technology, it takes time before you see the results that the original designers had envisioned. But, rest assured we'll be there soon!

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Who Was the First Person to Make a Video Game?


The absolute earliest and first game to be played on some type of a cathode ray tube, and use some type of computer, was a missile simulator type game played on circular screen that looked much like the old radar screens used during World War II. This game was created by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann in 1947. The creation of this game was significant because it marks the beginning of a new age of cathode ray tube and what they can be used for. Up until this point any display like this was simply used as something to be seen. With this game a player could look at it and make changes to what happened on it. It was interactive!

In 1952, what many consider to be the first graphical game was created by A.S.Douglas and it was a tic-tac-toe game called OXO. Over the course of the next two decades between the 1950's and 1960's a variety of other rudimentary games started to make appearances with the use of large computers that were tube based. One of the most notable was the game Tennis for two which was created by William Higinbotham in 1958. This game was played on an oscilloscope display......


Video games start to become more sophisticated and take on more realism in the 60's and the first game to do this was a game called Space War. It was created for a Digital Equipment Corporation computer and it was two spaceships (players) that engaged in a shootout on a starry background. One of the significant things about this game was that the ships were in a gravity well that affected how they moved and how the player had to operate them. This game has been recreated and copied in many different arcade and home versions like Galaxy Wars and in variations like Asteroids.

The First Publicly Released Game

The first game released to the mass public was called Computer Space. It was based on the Space War game and it was a coin operated arcade style game created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was released in 1971. And in 1972 they released the arcade game Pong which was a big success. These games were the beginnings of the Atari Company.

Video Games Move onto the home Television Set

The very first console video game system that could be played on a television set at home was the Magnavox Odyssey. It was designed by Ralph Baer and it was first released to the public in 1972 and It only met with limited success. In 1975 the real revolution in video games for the home began with the release of the home version of Pong by Atari. Atari landed an exclusive contract for 175,000 units with Sears who would market it and sell It in their stores. The game was a smash success for the 1975 Christmas season. One of little thought about revolutions about this game was that all the discrete wiring was designed into a single chip which was the most advanced consumer electronics chip ever made until then. This opened up a whole new world of computer games.

Video games have had an interesting history with a lot of different people contributing to their success. They have come a long way and there are no doubt many more interesting and exciting developments to come.

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Is iPod Content Transferable Onto Multiple PCs Or Computers?


Do you own an iPod? If so, you are not the only one, by any means. In fact, almost everyone owns an iPod these days. They have become incredibly popular in recent years. After all, iPods provide high quality entertainment any time you want wherever you go. They are small, convenient and fun. The latest iPod technology even allows you to play games and watch full-length movies on your iPod, making them a fully operational traveling entertainment center, not just a music player anymore. Your iPod is more of a companion than a machine.

If you own an iPod, you are probably curious about whether or not you can transfer your iPod content onto more than one PC. After all, wouldn't it be convenient to share your favorite music with friends and family? Well, the answer is yes, you can. In fact, transferring your iPod content onto multiple PCs is easy to do. All you need to do is make sure that the PCs in question have iTunes or a similar software program installed on them. Without the proper software, you will be unable to access your iPod content on another PC, let alone download it to that PC......


Once you've made sure that the PC that you want to transfer your iPod content to does have iTunes, or a similar program, installed on it, you can begin the transfer process. It is easy to transfer the content of your iPod. To begin, just synchronize your iPod with the PC that you want to transfer iPod content to. You can choose to transfer all of the content of your iPod but, more than likely, you'll only want to transfer certain parts of it. If that's the case, simply select the iPod content you want to transfer over and drag it to the PC library to copy it. That's all there is to it. Once you've done that, just disconnect your iPod from the PC. Then you will be ready to repeat the iPod content copying process on the next PC you choose, as long as it has the proper software installed.

So, with your new found knowledge, you will be able to share your iPod content with anyone you want, as long as they have iTunes on their computer. The next time your friends or family want copies, just have them install iTunes and you'll be all set. Enjoy transferring your iPod content to multiple PCs. After all, everything is more fun when you can share it with a friend.

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The Final Windows XP Service Pack Update Ever - XP Service Pack 3


The beta version of Service Pack 3 [SP3] for XP is out now. The official release date for XP SP3 is rumoured to be made available via Windows Update on April 29 2008. This final service pack update for XP will offer security updates rather than anything else. There will be no cosmetic changes although a slight increase in the operating speed of up to 10% has been reported.

You can download SP3 now if you wish. Visit Microsoft's homepage and follow the links to XP Service Pack 3. I don't recommend this way of getting Service Pack 3. I'd suggest waiting for the service pack update to be made available via Windows Update on 29th April 2008 [tbc]. This update will have been tested more vigorously than the beta version.

Windows XP Service Pack 3 won't include any major new features. However it will include four new features that will improve the operating system's reliability and security......


They are:

Network Access Protection compatibility. This feature allows Windows XP machines to interact with the NAP feature in Windows Server 2008. This functionality is built into the RTM version of Windows Vista as well.

Product Key-less install option. As with Windows Vista, new XP with SP3 installs can proceed without entering a product key during Setup.

Kernel Mode Cryptographics Module. A new kernel module that "encapsulates several different cryptographic algorithms," according to Microsoft.

"Black hole" router detection algorithm. XP gains the ability to ignore network routers that incorrectly drop certain kinds of network packets. This, too, is a feature of Windows Vista.

It has been four years since Windows XP Service Pack 2 was released, so this final service pack update is overdue. Windows XP, in general will not be supported past the middle part of 2009, so there is hope that the Service Pack 1 release for Vista works out well and irons most of the issues with Vista.

To install XP SP3 you must be running XP with service pack 1 at least and ideally XP service pack 2. There are a reported total of 1,073 fixes in XP SP3.

A lot of users have become used to Windows XP as service pack two did correct most of the issues within XP, and the thought of upgrading to Vista in its current incarnation and reported problems and issues has put a fair amount of people off from upgrading to Vista, me included.

When Windows 98 was no longer supported I was still using Windows 98 as Windows XP was in the similar position to how Vista is now. So I presume being patient and waiting for Microsoft to 'fix' Vista will be case of déjà vu and Vista will be in a much more stable position when Microsoft finally stops supporting Windows XP.

If you are using Windows XP then installing/updating to Service Pack 3 is highly advised as this will be the last service pack update for XP from Microsoft.

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