Apple TV 4K
August 1, 2018
Have you been looking for a great way to stream movies, TV shows, and even music? Well, look no further than the Apple TV 4K! With a sleek black design, it stands 1.4 inches (35mm) tall and is a square 3.9 inches (98mm) wide. It was released on September 22, 2017 and boasts many incredible features. It comes with 32 GB of internal storage for $179.99 and 64 GB of internal storage for $199.99. But, the best feature is that it allows users to watch their favorite movies and TV shows in ultra high definition resolution. Another great feature is that it supports both Dolby vision and HDR10. This technology enables users to see brighter colors and clearer pictures on televisions that support HDR. This is something that needs to be seen in person to really appreciate. The Apple TV 4K includes the powerful new A10X fusion processor, which means it is twice as fast as the previous model. This allows for smooth playback of 4K content up to 60 frames per second. It comes with a touch surface remote that enables you to easily navigate and search through menus in any direction with just your thumb. The remote also has a microphone for users to access Siri. This means you can ask your Apple TV to pause, rewind, fast forwards, and more with your voice.
With the release of the Apple TV, Apple now competes with companies like Amazon, Roku, and Google, who already have streaming devices with 4K capabilities. One advantage that Apple has over its competitors is its simple, user-friendly interface, which we have all come to know and love. It allows even beginners new to the Apple ecosystem to just pick up and play. Another great thing about Apple is that if you have already purchased HD movies from the Apple iTunes store, Apple is now upgrading any eligible movies to 4K HDR at no cost to the customer. Speaking of movies, if you happen to be a Netflix subscriber, you can stream Netflix in 4K through the Apple TV 4K. Imagine watching your favorite TV shows and movies like House of Cards or Stranger Things in a brilliantly clear picture and color.
Personally, as an owner of the Apple TV 4K, I find myself enjoying my TV and home movie experience much more now. Even my wife has commented on the stunning difference and she never notices that kind of thing. When the grandparents come over to see pictures of their grandkids, we can display the photos from our iPhones on our 65 inch TV screen using Apple TV 4K. If you are an owner of the previous generation Apple TV, I highly recommend making the upgrade to the Apple TV 4k. You won’t be disappointed. TV shows and movies are just not the same without 4K. Once you go 4K, you’ll never go back!
Coocheer Balancing Scooter
June 27, 2018
Are you currently in the market to buy a hoverboard? A lot of people in that same situation are leaning towards the Coocheer Balancing Scooter. This board is specifically designed to have excellent performance as well as exceptional safety. I will be discussing the pros and cons and give my final recommendation on the product.
The Coocheer Balancing Scooter comes equipped with dual motors which gives it a good amount of power but not too powerful where it could potentially injure the rider. The board is also about 30% larger than most on the market, therefore, provides more stability and user-friendly experience. It also adapts to many different kinds of surfaces. The wheels are made to safely ride on dirt, gravel, grass and many other hard to ride areas. And most importantly, this board provides a smooth enough ride where even a child can easily catch on and learn to enjoy his/her time on a hoverboard.
As far as safety is concerned, the Coocheer Balancing Scooter passes all safety requirements and standards to ensure an injury-free ride. It also comes with a battery, when fully charged, can run up to two hours. The board also has a feature where it will not heat up when in fast charge mode. When it senses that the temperature is reaching a dangerous level, the mechanism will gradually shut itself off to avoid overcharging. The board is also water resistant which means you can ride it out in the rain without worrying about the longevity of the board. Another great feature the hoverboard has is that it contains a temperature control system which automatically shuts off the board when it reaches a certain high temperature avoiding any unsafe conditions.
There are some downsides to the Coocheer Balancing Scooter. One negative about the hoverboard is that the maximum speed is higher than others you may see on the market. Therefore, parents of children who own or are looking to buy this hoverboard tend to worry and avoid this model. To alleviate some concerns, Coocheer placed an alert on the hoverboard to signal that the rider may be going at speeds that may be hazardous.
Another negative about this board is that the tires may lessen in traction when going on rough roads. If the person riding the board stays on smooth surfaces at all times, then you will not have to worry about tread conditions but for those who like to go on rougher surfaces, this may be a reason not to get this board.
In closing, my recommendation is that if you are just learning to ride the hoverboard or would like to one day learn, this may be the perfect one to start out with. The bigger board with increased stability will make it a user-friendly experience. For the novice rider, the Coocheer Balancing Scooter is for you.
The future is here.
June 7, 2018
Hoverboards come up in conversations when talking about the future. That’s years down the line but for some reason in 2018, we have yet to encounter any. But when someone mentions a hoverboard to me, I instantly think of the trilogy of Back To The Future. For those that do not know, Back To The Future is a classic movie that came out in 1985. It was centered around a high school boy named Marty McFly and his strange friend Dr. Emmitt Brown also known as “Doc”. Doc created the first time machine out of a DeLorean sports car. The whole premise around the movie was to go back in time to fix certain events that may have been messed in the current state of time. For example, Doc gets murdered in the first movie and Marty uses the time machine to prevent his friend from getting killed. I enjoyed the entire trilogy but in particular, the second movie is the one that I liked the most. And that is where we will see the hoverboard be used.
The second movie takes place in the future where Doc and Marty go to prevent Marty’s father from being killed by the town bully Biff Buchanan. We see a lot of futuristic things like flying cars, self-walking dog collars, Nike tennis shoes that can lace themselves, and 3D sharks that come out of buildings to promote movies. But this is where we get to see our first glance at the hoverboard. Marty loved using his skateboard in the first movie and that translated over to the second one with him riding around on this board that could fly. We got a glimpse of the speed of the board along with the versatility of it as well. There was a scene where Marty was running away from some bullies where he tried to ride over water but the bullies mocked him because he did not know that hoverboards could not function over water. We see later in the movie that the hoverboard becomes crucial in the different situations that Marty is put in.
I have seen people make different videos on YouTube that try to recreate the hoverboard. Lexus actually came out with a hoverboard that consisted of magnets, superconductors and liquid nitrogen. Apparently, it could only hover a few inches off the ground but you have to be on a surface of the metal to do so. Regardless, I am definitely interested in seeing one in action one day and possible riding one in the future.
Another company by the name of Arca Space Corporation is working on a product called the ArcaBoard where it uses fans to make the board levitate and it could hold up to 240 lbs of weight. It also can reach up to 20 centimeters. But if you’re going to get it, make sure you have deep pockets because you are going to have to shell out $20,000. Unfortunately, on a single charge, you will only be able to ride about six minutes.
We have seen different examples of hoverboards. Some promising and some not so promising. But with that said, we know that it will eventually happen. It’s just a matter of time.