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Just One More Day in the Driver’s Seat by Nanci Rainey

Just One More Day in the Driver’s Seat by Nanci Rainey

Just One More Day in the Driver’s Seat:My Son’s Journey through DSRCT is a book by author Nanci Rainey. The book is based upon a journal that Nanci kept through her son’s Billy’s battle with a rare form of cancer, DSRCT (Desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor). The story is very powerful. The struggle of a battle against cancer & the love and faith the family had pulling together throughout the 23 month ordeal is awe inspiring. An absolute MUST READ.

Taken from the website (http://nancirainey.tateauthor.com/):

“Mom, do I have cancer?’

‘Well, that’s what they are trying to figure out. Some cancers are treatable with chemo or radiation, and then you’re fine. With other cancers, they might have to operate and remove the tumor, and that’s all. First, we have to find out what it is we are dealing with. It might not be a malignant tumor.’

May 14, 2012 0 comments Read More
New Apple Info from Gadget Lab Twitter Feed

New Apple Info from Gadget Lab Twitter Feed

I’m watching the Gadget Lab Twitter Feed as they are watching the Apple annoucements today.  Some interesting news for those waiting to hear what all the Apple excitement is about:
I’ll update if more interesting items come out.

Apple TV

  • The new Apple TV supports 1080p with iCloud now supporting 1080p movies and TV shows for the iTunes store.
  • Apple TV available next week for $99. You can pre-order today.

IPad

  • The new iPad features Retina display.
  • The iPad Retina display is 2048 x 1536 with over 3.1million pixels and 264 pixels per inch.
  • the iPad is powered by Apple’s new quad-core A5x chip. According to Apple it’s twice as powerful as the A5.
  • New iSight camera on the back of the iPad. 5MP, 1080p video recording. The same optics system used in the iPhone 4S.
  • iPad will be 4G LTE
  • The iPad will feature 4G LTE with potential 73Mbps connection. Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Bell and Telus will be first carriers.
  • Available on March 16 starting at $499. Preorders start today.
  • The iPad 2 is getting a price cut to $399 for 16GB Wi-Fi, $529 for Wi-Fi 3G.

 Apps

  • iWork will be updated to support Retina display. $9.99 each. free update for current users.
  • iPhoto for iPad introduced.
  • iPhoto for iOS is available today for $4.99 for iPad and iPhone.
March 7, 2012 0 comments Read More
Dark Horse Graphic Novels Now Available on NOOK® by Barnes & Noble

Dark Horse Graphic Novels Now Available on NOOK® by Barnes & Noble

MILWAUKIE, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Just under a year after the launch of Dark Horse’s digital initiative, it is announced today that the company has expanded the number of platforms on which comics fans can access their favorite Dark Horse titles! After an incredibly successful first year of Dark Horse’s proprietary iOS app and digital storefront, Dark Horse is proud to partner with Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, to make a library of titles available on Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™.

Dark Horse digital graphic novels are now available for purchase in the NOOK Comics™ store, featuring over 100 of the company’s top titles, like Mass Effect, Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Sin City and more! …

March 7, 2012 0 comments Read More
NVIDIA Delivers Quad-Core Performance in New HTC One X

NVIDIA Delivers Quad-Core Performance in New HTC One X

BARCELONA, SPAIN, Feb 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –NVIDIA today announced that its NVIDIA(R) Tegra(R) 3 mobile processor, the world’s only 4-PLUS-1(TM) quad-core processor, is powering the new HTC One(TM) X unveiled at Mobile World Congress. The smartphone represents the first collaboration between the two companies.

The NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor features a unique 4-PLUS-1 quad-core architecture that delivers outstanding performance and exceptional battery life. It does this by progressively powering on each of its four main CPU cores as they’re needed for increasingly more demanding tasks, and relying on its fifth battery saver core for less demanding tasks and active standby mode. Tegra 3’s 12-core GPU enables consumers to enjoy console-quality gaming, as well as 1080p HD video capabilities unlike anything seen before on a smartphone.

“The HTC One X with Tegra 3 provides an experience that consumers will absolutely love,” said Kouji Kodera, Chief Product Officer at HTC. “We knew our next super phone had to be fantastic. That’s why we chose to work with NVIDIA.”

“HTC has quickly become one of the world’s most innovative makers of mobile devices,” said Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. “The HTC One X exemplifies what we’ve come to expect from one of the world’s top phone makers.”

February 29, 2012 0 comments Read More
NVIDIA Joins Forces with HP to Free the Workstation from its Tower

NVIDIA Joins Forces with HP to Free the Workstation from its Tower

World’s First 27-Inch All-in-One Workstation Delivers Sleek, Space-saving Design and Uncompromised Graphics Performance to Millions of Professionals
SANTA CLARA, CA, Feb 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –The traditional workstation is being liberated for the first time from the bulky confines of its traditional tower, with the launch of the HP Z1 Workstation — which combines the world’s first all-in-one workstation with the high performance graphics and computing processing capabilities of NVIDIA(R) Quadro(R) professional graphics.

The HP Z1 features a 27-inch diagonal display that snaps open, like the hood of a car, so users can easily swap out parts and make upgrades without any tools required(1). The elegant space-saving design doesn’t compromise the ability to run the powerful 3D graphic applications required by designers, engineers and digital media and entertainment professionals.

February 16, 2012 0 comments Read More
MURDER AND MUSIC ON THE BAYOU!

MURDER AND MUSIC ON THE BAYOU!

 

DÍAZ CANALES AND GUARNIDO’S

BLACKSAD IS BACK!

February 2, MILWAUKIE, OR—Eisner and Harvey Award–winning duo Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido are back with another incredible tale to shock and awe crime-fiction fans and comics-art aficionados alike!

Detective John Blacksad returns, with a new case that takes him to a 1950s New Orleans filled with hot jazz and cold-blooded murder! Hired to discover the fate of a celebrated pianist, Blacksad finds his most dangerous mystery yet in the midst of drugs, voodoo, the rollicking atmosphere of Mardi Gras, and the dark underbelly that it hides!

Dark Horse’s Blacksad collection is already in its fourth printing, with 20,000 copies sold. Artist Juanjo Guarnido was voted the winner of the 2011 Eisner Award for Best Painter, and Blacksad Volume 1 won the Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material.

“A lovingly crafted homage to the Hammett-Chandler chestnuts of old . . . and Guarnido’s watercolor panels feel like the unearthed film-noir storyboards of a master…A.”—Entertainment Weekly

Blacksad: A Silent Hell features an extensive making-of section, with tons of prelim sketches and watercolor studies, written by artist Juanjo Guarnido! This volume also includes two never-before-collected Blacksad short stories!

Blacksad: A Silent Hell is on sale July 11, 2012.

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the Barbarian, Mass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

February 3, 2012 0 comments Read More
DARK HORSE COLLECTS MIKE NORTON’S BATTLEPUG! 

DARK HORSE COLLECTS MIKE NORTON’S BATTLEPUG! 

 

February 1, MILWAUKIE, OR—The epic tale of blood and drool begins here! Keeping the tradition of its creator-owned mentality, Dark Horse Comics is pleased to announce its newest venture with Mike Norton—Battlepug!

 “I was really happy when people first reacted to the comic. It’s hard to predict if the public needs another‘Giant Pug Epic Fantasy’ story. I mean, we all know those are a dime a dozen, right? Luckily, the story of a barbarian’s quest for revenge with the aid of our favorite four-legged freak seems to have legs,” said Norton. “When I first made the Battlepug T-shirt, people kept asking when the comic was coming out. So, I put out the webcomic and now everybody wants to know when the book is coming out! I guess now people will want to know when the movie is happening?”

 This volume collects the first year of Mike Norton’s Battlepug—the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the fan-favorite webcomic by Mike Norton, Allen Passalaqua, and Crank!

 Join Moll and her dogs Mingo and Colfax, as she recounts the legend of “The Warrior and the Battlepug”—a tale of a fearless barbarian, his trusty and freakishly large pug, and evil baby harp seals.

“I’m a huge fan of Dark Horse and couldn’t be more excited to have Battlepug published by them.Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Buffy, Star Wars—they put out some of the best comics currently being made and it’s humbling to even be on the same shelf with that kind of product! I’m super excited for people to read it and look forward to much more in the future!” stated Norton.

 Mike Norton’s Battlepug Volume 1 is on sale July 4, 2012!

 About Mike Norton

Mike Norton has been working in comics for ten years now, gaining recognition for projects such as The Waiting Place and Jason and the Argobots. In 2001, he became art director for Devil’s Due Publishing, where he drew the first Voltron miniseries. In 2005, he went freelance and has since made a name for himself working on books like Queen and Country, Gravity, Runaways, The All-New Atom, and Green Arrow/Black Canary. He is also very, very tall.

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the Barbarian, Mass Effect, Serenity, and Domo.Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

February 2, 2012 0 comments Read More
MAINGEAR and the new AMD Radeon HD 7950 Graphics card

MAINGEAR and the new AMD Radeon HD 7950 Graphics card

THE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN WITH MAINGEAR AND THE NEW AMD RADEON™ HD 7950 GRAPHICS

-MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks and workstations has just added AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 graphics card solution to their award winning up desktop offerings.

Similar to the AMD Radeon HD 7970 graphics, the AMD Radeon HD 7950 series graphics takes your game to new levels for the no-compromise gamer at a more affordable price point. With AMD Radeon 7900 series graphics, the gaming experience is perfected with the new GCN Architecture engineered to deliver jaw-dropping performance and unprecedented image quality. For those gamers looking to get an added advantage, they can add up to six displays with AMD Eyefinity technology and enable unrivalled HD video quality to see every move and make the kill. Those who are not so much into gaming will appreciate the astonishing performance in everyday applications with AMD App Acceleration that allows for faster video encoding, transcoding and decoding.

Combined with MAINGEAR’s EPIC performance enhancements such as the EPIC 180 liquid cooling solution and the EPIC Audio Engine, MAINGEAR offers a one of a kind gaming experience that is complemented with the AMD Radeon™ HD 7950’s performance with the highest visual quality in the latest and most demanding DirectX®11 games at a more affordable price.

“High performance PC users looking for a No-Compromise solution need to look no further than a MAINGEAR system equipped with our custom EPIC solutions and an AMD RADEON™HD 7900 series graphics card,” said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR.

All MAINGEAR custom build PC products are supported with lifetime labor and phone support with one to three year hardware warranty. For more information about MAINGEAR’s desktops with the new AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 Click here

About MAINGEAR

MAINGEAR is an innovative high performance PC system builder that offers custom desktops, notebooks and workstations. Each system is hand crafted for precision performance and uncompromised quality, and has won multiple Editors’ Choice awards from publications such as PC Gamer, Hot Hardware, PC World, Maximum PC, Computer Shopper and more. With a passion to build the best high performance computers, MAINGEAR will continue to set the standard among system builders. MAINGEAR’s expert team custom builds and supports all products in the United States. For more information visit:http://www.maingear.com/

 

January 31, 2012 0 comments Read More
NEW AMD RADEON™ HD 7970 GRAPHICS CARD

NEW AMD RADEON™ HD 7970 GRAPHICS CARD

MAINGEAR launches the new AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 video card in their award-winning desktops for gamers looking for an incredible gaming experience on the latest and most demanding titles.
MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder of custom desktops, notebooks, and workstations, gives PC enthusiasts a reason to grin by offering the new AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 and AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics solutions on their award-winning desktop systems.
January 9, 2012 0 comments Read More
VELOCOMP INTRODUCES IBIKE POWERHOUSE FOR IPHONE/IPOD TOUCH AT CES

VELOCOMP INTRODUCES IBIKE POWERHOUSE FOR IPHONE/IPOD TOUCH AT CES

World’s First Intelligent Cycling Computer that Automatically Adjusts to Your Exercise Goals

 

Featuring Fitness Plans “iSlim,” “Kid Fit,” “Brazilian Butt,” & More

Designed by Hunter Allen, the Foremost Power-Cycling Coach in the World

 

January 3, 2012 – Boca Raton, FL – Velocomp www.ibikesports.com, a leading sports technology company and creator of the iBike Dash CC Cycling Computer, introduced today iBike® POWERHOUSETM, the world’s first intelligent cycling computer that automatically adjusts

to your exercise goals.  Based on periodic assessments of your fitness improvements, the revolutionary iBike POWERHOUSE works with your iPhone and iPod touch to measure, guide and motivate you to achieve important health, appearance, and fitness goals. The POWERHOUSE method maximizes the benefit of each ride and shortens the time needed to achieve results.

 

To be introduced on January 10th at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2012) in Las Vegas, NV, Booth #3430, iBike POWERHOUSE combines iBike’s patented power measurement and analysis technologies with automatically-adjusting, goal-oriented cycling plans — all delivered through the incredible display and computing power of the iPhone/iPod touch. 

 

Choose Your Goal-Based Plan – iBike POWERHOUSE Guides You Step-by-Step

 

Working out with iBike POWERHOUSE is easy.  Select a goal-based plan, from “iSlim,” “Express Fitness,” “Brazilian Butt,” “Kid Fit,” “Weekend Warrior,” “Zero to 50 miles in 3 weeks,” and “Healthy Heart” — just some of the plans available through in-app purchases.  Then, over a period of 4-6 weeks, iBike POWERHOUSE guides you through a series of 45-90 minute bike rides.  During each ride, you are directed to pedal at specific levels of effort (power), customized to the plan’s goals and your measured fitness level.  So, a “couch potato” will start out at a challenging but lower level of effort, whereas a fitter cyclist will start the same plan at a significantly higher level of effort.  

 

Fitness Plans Designed by Power-Cycling Coach Hunter Allen

 

iBike POWERHOUSE’s fitness plans are designed by Hunter Allen, the world’s foremost power-cycling coach.  Allen’s plans have been proven over nearly 20 years of coaching cyclists at all levels — from beginner to world class.  And, in addition to the structured ride information for each plan, videos are included with tips from Allen for getting the most out of your cycling.  

 

iBike POWERHOUSE is a complete system, including:

 

  • ·        A water/shock resistant case for the iPhone/iPod touch.
  • ·        Patented electronics that perform all cycling measurements, including power.
  • ·        An app that interacts with iBike’s electronics.
  • ·        A wireless speed/cadence sensor.
  • ·        Universal mounting system.
  • ·        The ability to listen to music or take phone calls while cycling

 

“The iBike POWERHOUSE is the only product that creates cycling plans customized to your fitness level and goals, and that automatically adjusts as you improve”, said John Hamann, CEO, Velocomp.  “iBike POWERHOUSE is a must for anyone who owns a bike and who wants to achieve measurable improvement towards health and fitness goals.”

 

Priced at $269 MSRP, iBike POWERHOUSE includes the case, electronics, POWERHOUSE app, speed/cadence sensor, iSlim Plan, and mounting system. Additional fitness plans are available in-app, priced at $9.99 each.  iBike POWERHOUSE is fully compatible with all bicycle ANT+ HR sensors.   For more information, see www.ibikesports.com.

January 5, 2012 0 comments Read More
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