Apr 03

Gearbest has Affordable Drones for All

If you have been wanting to try your hand at flying RC Quadcopter drones then you can look no further than Gearbest which has a sizable amount of RC Quadcopters for really great prices, click here for more products.  I personally have always been wanting a drone with a camera because I live near the beach now and I wanted to take video of a drone soaring over the ocean waves and sands, as well as the cliffs near where I walk down to the beach.  I think a drone camera is really cool to have and can take some great scenery video.  Gearbest has a wide selection of drones, and while they have drones ranging from $15 to over $200, and there are plenty of drones with HD Cameras on them to choose from, this particular drone caught my eye.

 

This is the Cheerson CX-20 which has a 10 to 15 minute fly time, as well as GPS built in and some auto-navigation and return so the drone will automatically return to it’s source location.  It has some cool features like auto stabilize and return home if it loses signal from the controller as well.

The drone has a mounting place for a camera, but does not come with a camera.  Still this is a drone that is a cut above the rest.

If you want a drone with the HD Camera built in that can stream video live, you can also look at the Sky Hawkeye.

Upside down in this picture to show you the camera, the Sky Hawkeye HM1315 has a screen on top of the controller as well as an SD Card so you can watch in real time and record what the drone sees as it sees it.  Navigate by flight and see some impressive things from a point of view that only a drone can get to.  Seriously check ou tthe Sky Hawkeye Product Page and see some of the pics and video of this drone!

The JJ-600 also has a camera though not live video mode, and is a lower priced model, this one can charge via USB cable and is easy to fly as well.

The JJ-600 6 Axis Quad Copter is only $46.27 on Gearbest at the time of this writing which is a fantastic deal for a quadcopter that comes with a camera.

So if you are interested in an RC Quadcopter you can take a look at them on Gearbest in their RC Copter category and see which one you want to take for a test flight.  Take a look and tell us what drone you would buy or are doing to by and I would love to see some comments and pictures of your drones!

Mar 26

Use Movavi Screen Capture To Conveniently Record Online Screen Activities

The virtual zone comes up with several streaming videos and presentations every now and then. There are tutorials in the form of how-to videos, streaming music sessions, educational or business webinars and so on. Now, the online streaming video websites do not usually permit download features and hence it becomes a problem when you can’t catch the online streaming programs at their scheduled time. However, not to worry as today you have Movavi Screen Capture Studio that works to capture video from screen and the save them in a computer so that you can check them whenever you are free to. Below is a short review on Movavi Screen Capture Studio.

Most complete screen recorder

The Movavi Screen Capture Studio is the most complete computer screen recording software program across the contemporary tech market. The state of the art software is not only able to capture online streaming videos, how-to video tutorials but can also record your memorable Skype calls.

Adjustable recording parameters

The Movavi Screen Capture Studio allows customized screen recording facilities. With Movavi, users can easily record streaming videos according to his or her preferred recording area and frame rate.

Captures sound from any source

The Movavi program is able to record audio from any source- be it microphones or audio set or headphones or the musical instruments linked to your PC. It can record audio from output & input devices simultaneously.

Records on its own

This is one of the major reasons behind the high popularity of Movavi Screen Capture Studio today. You would be able to set your preferred recording duration with the help of the in-built software timer and the Movavi program would continue to record on its own- it would stop automatically when the timer stops.

Editing facilities

The Movavi software enables the users to edit the recorded videos in several ways. You would be able to crop, trim or split the video, add background music, special effects and so on. The Movavi program also allows the users to enhance the visual quality of the recorded video.

Compatibility with 180+ media formats

The Movavi Screen Capture Studio is compatible with more than 180 audio & video formats. It’s also compatible with all major mobile phone file formats.

Saves recordings in a flash

The Movavi Screen Capture Studio is designed with SuperSpeed mode that allows it to save recording in just a flash.

Mar 20

Decided to Give InMotion Hosting a Try

As it stands now InMotion Hosting contacted me and asked me to see if I wanted to test and compare their hosting plans with my existing hosting plans that I have been using for several years and they hit me up at a good time.  I was having some frustrating experiences with HostMonster support and so much email back and forth that I have been considering switching anyway.

Hence I am now in the process of some of my smaller blogs to InMotion Web Hosting and if all goes well, then I will transition and cut over all my smaller sites to InMotion Hosting.

Here are some of the things that I considered that were key points.

  • SSD Drives for all hosting accounts

All hosting plans including their $5.99 per month launch plan now include SSD drives which have lightning fast performance for disk based IO operations. In theory this means if you set your W3 Total Cache or caching plugins to cache to disk you should be seeing much better performance, logs write faster and there should be noticeable improvement in pageload speeds based on IO operations to disk. I am going to see if there is noticeable improvement after I cut my sites over.

  • Free Data Backups

No need to mess around with plugins and configure them, the plan will just setup backups on a scheduled basis for free.

  • Unlimited Disk Space and Unlimited Data Transfer

What this means is you don’t have to worry about filling up your assigned disk space or reaching a data transfer cap or having to pay more, even the budget plan has unlimited disk and data transfers.

  • CPanel

For those who are like me and prefer CPanel to access their services/applications, they have CPanel on all hosting accounts.

  • SSH Access

This is another good one, for those who want SSH access instead of being limited to only FTP access.

I figure I should have one of my smaller sites cutover by Friday night, with others to follow on the weekend.  I haven’t had a review and certainly haven’t tested their support yet, but so far I am liking what I see in InMotion hosting and willing to give them a try as once again I have been disappointed lately with HostMonster support.

Plans start at $5.99 per month to host 2 sites.

 

 

Mar 19

Purchased the 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons Set

Yep, so after playing a little more of the starter edition of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition with the boys I decided to take the plunge and purchase the 3 core rulebooks for 5th Edition Dungeons and dragons.  These are probably the only books I will use for a while and I am liking some of the features of the new edition from the starter pack, most noteably though is how powered mages and clerics can be with level 1 spells doing up to 24+ damage on a single spell in a 1st level spell slot.  There is little chance a 3.5 edition 1st level character could match a 5th edition 1st level character based on some of the improvements to spell damage and effects in 5th edition.  Though warriors seem to be on par, again, don’t have full rule books yet so just basing on the small list of things I see in the starter pack.

The kids want to get more involved with drawing and making maps, towns and dungeons and we shall make this a whole family affair.  My oldest son is loving the Dwarven Cleric and my youngest is a human fighter both have their own play style, my youngest is more loyal and honest, truly lives up to the Lawful Good alignment while my oldest is quick to turn to profit in game and between the two of them constantly wanting to follow different paths I can see my DM challenges ahead of me with turn based approaches and trying to keep missions and storyline that appeals to both players at the same time or else it will end up being one person’s turn then another without an actually party traveling together.

 

 

Mar 16

HyperX Fury Pro Gaming Mousepad

So randomly in the mail HyperX sent us one of their Fury Pro Gaming Mouse pads, and this thing was a BEAST in size even though it is one of their smaller size options!

So 360mmx300mm was so huge, it easily bested the size of both my other desktop mousepads combined.

My mouse has so much room to scroll in all directions I never have to worry about my mouse reaching the edge of the pad.  The surface is nicely textured and the mouse tracks perfectly, but of course I have to say that the edges are laser cut and not braided, this means they probably are prone to separation over time but I won’t say for certain as I haven’t used the mousepad long enough.  I tend to prefer mousepads with braided edges because I rest my entire arm on the mousepad most of the time and I have frayed the edges of many a mouse pad before.

This one is a simple no-nonsense beauty and is ideal if you just want a solid mousepad that is large and your mouse will track well on.  Black faced mousepads still do best for red laser mice when tracking and I recommend them over getting one with a fancy graphic art if you just want something for pure gaming performance.

 

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