The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:



March 7, 2012  1:51 AM

The New iPad

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple A6, casing, CNET, HD, Ipad, iPad 2, iPad 3, Ipad 3 internals, March 7th, new components, quad-core, retina, SHD

Updated March 29th So there you have it, another "successful launch of the "New iPad" Still on the fence about it, or need more information on it before you go and buy it? Want to know how it stacks up against others like the Transformer Pad Infinity? Want more info? Go

January 25, 2011  2:05 PM

Kinect Hacked!

Posted by: Nathan Simon
CNET, hacked, homebrew, iPod touch, Kinect, microsoft, Microsoft SDK, xbox 360

That 150$ piece of equipment could be your portal into the future of all gaming. Microsoft was once opposed to the idea, and they aren't fully comfortable with it yet, but a couple Microsoft...

January 24, 2011  12:16 AM

10,000,000,000th Apple App Store Download

Posted by: Nathan Simon
App Store, Apple, CNET, itunes, Paper Glider

There is a funny story behind Apple hitting an amazing target. After a young British girl downloaded the 10,000,000,000th application, "Paper Glider", they received a phone call from Apple, the mother thinking it was a prank phone call, promptly hung up on the Apple representative. The girls were...

December 27, 2010  11:57 PM

Android and the New Year.

Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, Apple, CNET, HD, iPhone 4, microsoft, Samsung Galaxy S, smartphone

Seems like the Android has finally taken off, with only a few phones at the beginning of the year, now the end of 2010 and we have dozens. Samsung has release one of the better phones, although expensive, the Galaxy S. Android phones are for the guys that refuse to conform to Apple, Blackberry,...

October 9, 2010  4:02 AM

Windows Phone 7

Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, BlackBerry, CNET, curve, google, microsoft, motorola, smartphone, Torch, Windows Phone 7

Well I for one loved the Motorola Q with its Windows Mobile platform, mind you this was about 2 years before the first Blackberry Curve was released. Once I got my Curve though, things definitely changed, I don't think I'd ever go back. But who knows, if I cannot get my hands on a Torch I might...

August 31, 2009  3:04 AM

Mac Os “Snow Leopard”

Posted by: Nathan Simon
CNET, Grand Central, Intel MAC, Mac OS X 10.6, MAcintosh, new mac os, OpenCL, Quicktime 10, Snow Leopard

Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 brings Grand Central, OpenCL, full 64-bit mode, QuickTime X, and Exchange support to Mac users. Snow Leopard may not warrant too much excitement, but it's still worth the $29(US) upgrade price. CNET has a nice little video review about the highly anticipated upgrade, check...

August 10, 2009  12:22 AM

More news on Project Natal for Xbox 360

Posted by: Nathan Simon
CNET, microsoft, project natal, xbox 360, YouTube

CNET got up close and personal with Xbox 360 Project Natal, the CNET editor went to Redmond and got to try out Project Natal himself. Here is an isert from the article... "Although Microsoft demonstrated Natal at this year's E3 trade show, the software maker hasn't said when the technology will...

June 19, 2009  2:00 AM

Google Smart Charging

Posted by: Nathan Simon
cars, CNET, electric, google, smart-charging

Here's a quick insert from CNET... "Google has written software with "vehicle dispatch algorithms" that can decide how to best charge cars, Reicher said. In addition to smoothing out the load on the grid, smart charging makes it easier to take advantage of solar and wind power, which are...

January 5, 2009  1:20 AM

Intel to Produce High-end GPU

Posted by: Nathan Simon
AMD, CNET, GPU, graphics processing unit, Intel, Larrabee, Nvidia

Here is an insert from CNET News... "Intel, never one to shrink from competition, announced that it would enter, by 2010, the market for high-end graphics chips. The chip, code-named Larrabee, would give Nvidia and AMD something...


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