May 13, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 on Nov. 8, 2011

mw3 sandman splash 01 Modern Warfare 3 on Nov. 8, 2011 has released a nice little write up on “the biggest game of 2011″. You should head over and check it out.


May 13, 2011

AIM Has A New Video Chat Service

AIMAV AIM Has A New Video Chat Service

AIM has a new video chat service in its beta stage. It’s very simple and straight forward to use. You are given a URL to give to up to three friends and you are good to go. No downloads, screen names or accounts. And even better, no randoms showing you their penis. Gross.

Check it out here.

May 13, 2011

Foldable Displays Straight Out Of Sciences Fiction

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Samsung has come up with a foldable AMOLED screen. The screen consists of silicone rubber, two protective glass panels and a pair of AMOLED displays.

“The magic in this equation lies in the silicone rubber which is hyper-elastic and lets you fold it 180 degrees with a hinge less than 1mm. The researchers were able to fold the display over 100,000 times with minimal effect on the optical quality of the AMOLED (just a 6 percent brightness loss at the crease) or the elasticity of the rubber.”

Pretty cool when you think about folding up your laptop and putting it in your back pocket. This sounds like something straight out of sciences fiction movies.


May 11, 2011

Chromebook Takes To The Cloud

Google announced their release date for the Chromebook today. June 15th. Personally, I’m stoked. Just about everything that we do with our mobile devices is connected to the internet. So why not just use the internet platform? Why do I need to have apps and operating systems and this and that locally if I am just going to interact with it on the internet anyways? We are paying for operating systems, hardware and storage that we don’t even need.

We still have a long ways to go until we can wholly rely on the internet platform, but this is a HUGE step in that direction. It’s going to take some time to get use to only relying on our browser, but in the long run this is better for mobile devices (let it be a laptop, tablet, or cellphone). Major improvements I see with this shift are with compatibility issues and programs across devices, ease of use, power consumption, weight, reliability, and cost. And that’s just to name a few.

For the public sector, the first two companies to make available the Chromebook will be Samsung and Acer. Samsung will release a Wi-Fi model for $429 and a 3G model for $499. Both will include a 12-inch screen and a battery life of 8 hours. Acer is set to release their 11.6-inch screen model with a 6.5 battery life for $349. All three will be available starting on June 15th.

Chrome OS is going to get us off the ground and let us test our wings. We are now entering the age of the cloud.

Update: Today they also released Angry Birds for free on Chrome to show the power of WebGL.
Check it out.

May 10, 2011

Possible Delay For SWTOR Release

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“EA also announced this week that the launch of “Star Wars: The Old Republic” may be delayed until January 2012. ”

If this happens, I will cry. I want to play this game so bad…

This was announced this week while discussing SWTOR investment financials. Looks like $80 Million has been sunk into SWTOR. That is a huge chunk of change to get this MMORPG off the ground… Looks like it is paying off though. There are very high expectations from the community and from the ones that have gotten their hands on it, they are raving. Even if this games release is delayed, it will be the best late Christmas present EVER!


May 10, 2011

Google I/O 2011

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Google I/O 2011 is about to start. Excited to see what’s going on with Android. Maybe they will announce a new Google phone? Rumor also has it that Google will be announcing a new cloud music service. Watch it live here.

UPDATE: Request an invite to Google Music Beta here.

May 9, 2011

Diablo 3 Beta Targeted For Q3 2011

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I have been waiting years to get my hands on this game and it’s finally within arms reach. Today during the Activision Blizzard First Quarter Calendar 2011 Results Conference Call, Mike Morhaime announced that Diablo 3 Beta testing is targeted to start Q3 2011. Soon enough I will be spamming Whirlwind and watching the ghouls fly!

May 9, 2011

Nvidia Takes Step Toward Cellphone Market

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Today Nvidia announced their purchase of a company that produces wireless baseband processors with RF components. For a cool $367 million, Icera will soon be owned by Nvidia. This is one more step Nvidia is taking to prepare it’s self to compete with the big boys in the wireless handset industry. Watch out Apple!

To read a full article on this subject, head over to Tom’s Hardware.
[Tom's Hardware]

May 9, 2011

FBI Tracker Looks Like A Pipe Bomb

 FBI Tracker Looks Like A Pipe Bomb

iFixit posted an interesting teardown of a FBI tracker. If I found this sucker underneath my car, no way in HELL I would be tampering with it. Check it out over at iFixit.


May 9, 2011

Welcome To JoltMonkey!

Welcome to JoltMonkey!

Hello and welcome to the JoltMonkey technology/gadget/science/game blog! My name is Eddie La Lone and I am the Admin of JoltMonkey.

I have become fed up with sites like that post article after article with subjects that have nothing to do with gadgets, science or technology. After reading countless technology blogs on the daily, I have decided it is time to take action and start my own blog (like there aren’t enough already, right?). My goal here at JoltMonkey is to deliver short, easy to read articles that relate to your interests.

I would really appreciate it if you would take a look around and leave me some feed back on the comments below this post.

Thank you very much.

-Eddie La Lone