The Commodore 64 is Back…

CommodoreUSA is about to re-release the Commodore 64 onto an unsuspecting world.

With more come-backs than rock’n rollers KISS, the Commodore brand has risen from the ashes of its past. The first product will be released the end of April with the revamped Commodore 64. CommodoreUSA is this rock bands latest tour and it looks like a killer. Established by Barry Altman in April of 2010 CommodoreUSA quickly brought the rights to the Commodore and Amiga names – August 2010. By December C64 prototypes were photographed and hopefully by the end of April we will have real product.

First released January 1982 by Commodore International the Commodore 64 was a ground breaking machine ahead of its time. By the time Commodore declared bankruptcy in 1994 nearly 30 million C64′s had been sold.

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Chevrolet Sheep Do Dream, Mi-Ray…

Chevrolet has looked to the future and created their vision. The Mi-Ray was developed at the GM Advanced Design Studio in Seoul and is a departure for Chevrolet, this is a risky gamble.

The car will earn a lot of fans for its sharp edgy design. It’s one of those cars that looks like its speeding even when at a stand still. Cue’s have been taken from modern jet fighters, from the sculptured interior to the wing like doors the aircraft inspiration is revealed in.

With a full wrap around cock pit style interior, more of an artist impression of a jet fighter than it is an old war bird, the show car nature of the Mi-Ray is apparent. It is very well executed but it is a show car, a technology demonstrator and style changer.

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Free 2 Play, The Gathering Storm…

The world of computer gaming is going through a quiet revolution. Free2Play games – F2P – are taking over the spare time of people everywhere. It’s not just for the boys either, girls are spending enough time on Facebook F2P games that their X-Box addicted boyfriends are complaining.

You may think that as the name suggests these are free games, sadly no. While there is still a wide selection of free and fun games out there, it’s the new entrants to the market – micro-payment games – that are most interesting. Unlike traditional games you don’t pay to join or install a copy of the game. It’s very clever, since you only pay little bits, its small enough that you don’t even think about it. Generally the payment is tied to something within the game making it just blend into the action. F2P is no longer just an alternative, don’t underestimate this new sales model – revolution.

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Nike+ SportsWatch, Just Plain Cool…

The Nike+ Sports Watch is by far the slickest pace of gadgetry yet from Nike. With a TomTom GPS inboard this watch will always know where you are, even if you don’t. Will this watch shake up the exercise world ?

While the watch is definitely a watch for people who play sports and generally get up and out, there are a myriad of other purposes for a GPS watch. If for example you suffer a lot of drunken black outs then with the Nike+ watch you could re-trace your steps the next day, still no guarantee of memories but you could retrace your steps.

As a sports watch it not only looks cool but performs all the functions with a slick and simple interface. The screen can be tapped to mark laps, along with side buttons for start / stop and functions. If required the watch will store you personal bests, lap history, heart rate monitor, calories burned, it even reminds you to run then couches you. Add a heart monitor band to the mix for full calorie burn calculations, heart rate trending, all of you personal monitoring needs in one spot.

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How2: Upgrading Your Computers Memory…

Memory magic brings machines back from the brink

Does the term chugging along ring true when describing your computer? Do you need to squeeze a bit more life out of your old beast, maybe consider upgrading the memory in your computer. Upgrading a computers memory is the easiest upgrade off all. Computer RAM is sort of like your brains short term memory, when your brain is adding numbers together, listening to people talk it is all going on in you short term memory. Computer memory is the same, it’s a computers working space, it’s the computers scratch pad to keep track of whats going on. Just like an alcoholic with no short term memory a computer without enough memory wont be at it’s best, the computer wont be able to do many things at once, things will be a little slow to get going, and things will stumble and fall every now and then, just like an alcoholic.

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