This weekend I volunteered on a panel for the 2014 demo day of an organization called Kidpreneur. In their own words “Kidpreneur empowers tweens to bring their ideas to life with hands-on training in entrepreneurship, web design, robotics, coding and the latest technology.”
Tomorrow Microsoft and Electronic Arts launch what is arguably the first must-have title for the 5 month old Xbox One gaming system. Titanfall is exclusive to the Xbox one gaming system. The game is a first person shooter where teams of players battle for dominance on foot and in giant robots called Titans.
This week marks the launch of a new console generation. This has been the longest period ever between subsequent generations of video game consoles. The Xbox 360 launched in November 2005 and the Playstation 3 launched a year later in November 2006. It’s hard to believe it – but these systems are 8 and 7 years old respectively. In terms of technology they are effectively fossils.
Last year I couldn’t recommend the original Microsoft Surface RT. The device had great potential – but was hampered by performance issues, software issues, horrible marketing, and a ridiculous price point. (I should also note that the pro model had horrendous battery life) Microsoft has addressed many of these issues in the latest iteration of the tablets and for the past two weeks I’ve been putting the New Surface Pro 2 (8GB Ram/256GB Storage) through it’s paces. I must say this is one of the best computing devices that I’ve ever owned. Microsoft has truly built a device that is without compromise.
I hadn’t used my professional camera equipment since leaving the Emerald City for the Motor City. The stress of the relocation combined with two experiences with Bridezillas made me a bit camera shy. However I decided that rediscovering photography would be a great stress reliever. This time instead of focusing on developing a photography business – I am going to focus on photography as a hobby only. And under no circumstances will I photograph a wedding again.