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Highs and Lows of 2013

During this time of year, you'll usually see bloggers reflect and look back at the past year and predict what will happen in the upcoming year. This year has been a roller coaster for me and my family and we've experienced our highest highs and our lowest lows, all in 2013. This is my version [...]

By | November 26th, 2013|Bryan, Personal|

XBox One First Impressions

I am now the proud owner of a Day One XBox One gaming console! I had it on pre-order over the summer and picked it up on launch day (after the launch party). I got my unit from the Microsoft Store at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL. The sales guy said the launch party was [...]

By | November 25th, 2013|Gaming|

In Loving Memory Of Bryan Andrew Russell

This has been the hardest and longest week of my life, and yet, I'm not ready to move on from it. Last Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, I got the most horrific phone call that any parent could get. My son, who was only 6 1/2, passed away in his sleep. I couldn't believe it, I [...]

By | November 10th, 2013|Bryan, Personal|

Personal Fitness 2013

About 8 years ago, I had an eye-opening experience. I weighed almost 300 pounds and was diagnosed with hypoglycemia. I was told if I didn't do something about my weight, that it could turn into diabetes. I'm about 6'5" tall, so I didn't look extremely obese, but my BMI was in the obese category. Over [...]

By | June 21st, 2013|Fitness|

Sony PS4 Announcements At E3

Back in February, Sony revealed their specs for the upcoming Playstation 4. Last night at E3, they released pricing and availability (after Microsoft announced their plans for the Xbox One). Sony announced their pricing, release date, online gaming information, and the new PlayStation Plus subscription. Pricing & Availability For a basic unit, Sony will sell [...]

By | June 11th, 2013|Gaming|

Apple Announces iOS7

"The biggest change to iOS since the induction of the iPhone" is what Apple is calling iOS7. It'll feature a clean, fresh look with new fonts, new icons and new translucent bars. Since iOS7 is almost all about a redesign, I'll have to supply some pictures, right? Here you go, hot off the press! Apple's [...]

By | June 10th, 2013|Mobile, Smartphone|

Microsoft XBox Announcements At E3

Microsoft has a few announcements today at the E3 2013 gaming conference, Microsoft has announced changes to its Xbox Live subscriptions, doing away with the Microsoft Points, and a new Xbox 360. They've also just announced pricing and availability of the new Xbox One. Xbox One The new Xbox One will be released this November [...]

By | June 10th, 2013|Gaming|

Microsoft Reveals XBox One

Microsoft's big XBox Reveal event was held today as they announced the new XBox One (previously rumored to be the XBox 720) gaming console. Microsoft is targeting the XBox One as "the ultimate all in one entertainment system - one system for a new generation". Unfortunately, there was no mention of an actual release date, [...]

By | May 21st, 2013|Gaming|

Editorial: The Future Of Personal Computing Revisited

Back in October, I wrote an editorial on the future of personal computing, right around the time Windows 8 was launched. I want to revisit some of my thoughts today, about 6 months later, and see how accurate I was in my assumptions. There have been quite a few articles on the internet recently about the decline in the PC market, and most point their fingers to Windows 8, but is it really to blame?

By | April 10th, 2013|Technology|

Sony Reveals Playstation 4 Specs

Today was Sony's big day for announcements as they revealed the Playstation 4 which is coming this holiday season. Many people were disappointed that they didn't get to see an actual PS4 on display, but so far the specs don't disappoint. We can expect it to have an 8-core 64-bit x86 "Jaguar" CPU built by [...]

By | February 21st, 2013|Gaming|
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