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HTC One S – A Real Contender

For starters you need to consider what I came from (HTC HD2 w/ Winmo 6.5) which was a huge misstep by HTC the hardware was awesome but it was held back by an outdated OS. Fast forward 2 years and now comes the ONE S again top of the line hardware but this time HTC gets it right by pairing it with the latest Android 4.0 ICS.

Things I like about this ONE (pun intended) it’s fast and I mean really FAST. The dual core 1.5GHz Snapdragon will make your head spin, even though its a little handicapped with just 1GB of RAM (should have been 2GB IMO), as a mid range user I’ve seen no lag regardless of what’s running. The screen may not be the best on the market but after doing some comparisons with the naked eye you’d be hard pressed to tell a difference in resolution. The size of the screen however is not on par with where the market seems to be headed, at 4.3″ (what I would have considered the industry standard) it falls behind It’s competitors namely its sister the ONE X (4.7″), and the latest Samsung GSIII (4.8″). I wouldn’t call it a deal breaker because chances are if you really were shopping for or in need of a larger screen you already own a tablet.

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Tribler: the future of file sharing

Tribler is the future of peer-to-peer file sharing as it removes the boundaries of file sharing. BitTorrent is peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used to share files. It works by a user downloading a file that is shared by many other users. The user downloading is actually downloading pieces of the file from multiple users rather then from one specific source. Torrent search engines, like The Pirate Bay, contain torrent files which indexes the file to be downloaded with users sharing the file. This type of file sharing is far from new and neither is Tribler. The difference between current torrent use file sharing and Tribler, is the Tribler does this without a centralized server or torrent search engine. Tribler allows a user to search within the app itself across the users and leave torrent search engines behind. When you’re not relying on a central source of information then there is no central location for the governments or activists to shutdown or threaten with laws. This means as the developers say “The only way to take it down is to take the Internet down.” So, if the governments take down torrent tracking sites Tribler will not be affected. If a government creates a new law, Tribler will be immune. Although it has been around a while the following is still small for now, only a few thousand. Hopefully the word will spread and masses will begin using Tribler. -Greg

Tribler is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux Operating Systems.
http://dl.tribler.org/

TorrentFreak has more details directly from the developers in an article they wrote today.
http://torrentfreak.com/tribler-makes-bittorrent-impossible-to-shut-down-120208/

 

Leisure Suit Larry Returns in HD and he’s mobile!!

Larry Laffer will return in HD and even a mobile format thanks to Replay Games. The Leisure Suit Larry Series was easily one of my favorites on a PC back in the day. Larry was brought back to life in 2003 for a couple new adventures without the help of the original creator Al Lowe. Now once again Larry and the entire series will return with new life. Replay Games obtained the rights to the franchise and plans to re-release the originals in HD and also create new ones. They have also agreed to team up with the original creator Al Lowe, which should make for an added classic Larry touch.
According to EGM “The first project under the agreement will be an HD re-mastered version of the original, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, on every platform Replay can figure out how to port it onto, including: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, XBLA, PSN, On-Live, Steam.”
Needless to say I’m very excited about this and will be first in line to grab the first release. –Greg

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