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Today’s article: The Best Tech!
Purchasing gadgets is confusing. There are so many options and so many models of phones, laptops, tablets, and cameras that it’s hard to find the right one. Here are the top tech picks for teens, based on affordability, usability, and performance.
Best Laptop: Asus U56E-BBL5
Price: MRSP $629.99
Laptops come in all shapes and sizes, however it is hard to separate the strong from the weak. However, the Asus U56E-BBL5 is the perfect laptop for all your needs, featuring the latest and greatest WiFi connectivity protocols and USB 3.0, an ultrafast transport medium. The screen is a roomy 15 inches and bright while still maintaining an excellent battery life, perfect for school and home!
Best Tablet: Archos 80
Price: MRSP $299
It’s an interesting world in the consumer mobile section as fresh, quick, tablets are to be released for the end of the year. At the moment, it’s best to wait for the Tegra 3 processors, flaunting four cores of power. However, if you need one tomorrow, then get an Archos 80 G9. Despite it’s ugly exterior, it has ports galore, including HDMI for your TV and micro SD for added storage. The processor inside is a dual core 1GHZ OMAP 4430 which can run future versions of Android unlike it’s Tegra 2 counterparts. It cost a mere $299 which is an excellent deal for a tablet. If you must have those sleek edges, than go for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10 which price has dropped considerably in view of upcoming tablets. It’s very sleek and has similar features to the aforementioned Archos.
Sprint, Verizon AT&T: iPhone 4S, MRSP $199 (16GB) with contract
AT&T: Atrix II, Price: MRSP $99 with contract
TMobile: HTC Sensation XL, MRSP $199 with contract
Sprint: Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G
Though the new iPhone 4S has just started to flaunt it is powerful game playing capabilities and Siri voice command, it still doesn’t feature 4G unlike it’s Android counterparts. Furthermore, because of the prestige of the Apple brand, it’s cheaper to switch carriers than to upgrade to the iPhone 4S on AT&T, which is now also on Sprint and Verizon. Be forewarned though, some features such as talk and data are only on AT&T. If money is no object, then the iPhone 4S is an excellent purchase. If audio is your thing and you’re on TMobile, get a HTC Sensation XL, which has Beats branded audio and a blazing fast 1.5 GHZ processor, the speed of some netbooks. But for $100 you can land yourself a sweet Motorola Atrix II on AT&T. It has two cameras, Gingerbread 2.3; the latest version of Android, and a middle of the road 1 GHZ processor.
Best Point and Shoot Camera: Canon Powershot A3300
Price: MRSP $140
Canon cameras have always been reveled for their image quality and the fusion of automatic and manual controls. This camera is no exception, offering wide angle images and 720p high definition video. It has a whopping 16 megapixel CCD sensor and 5x zoom. It’s truly a well rounded and inexpensive choice.
Best Video Camera: Kodak Playful HD
Price: MRSP $70
If you think Kodak go broke selling a camera for so cheap, you’re right. Kodak has been teetering on the verge of bankruptcy for months and shares are plummeting. But until then put your $70, to good use and score a full HD camera which is perfect for those closeup videos and lowlight times. It even can take photos at 5MP. It has the ability to be hooked up to a television to watch and comes with a full range of fun special effects. The only disadvantage is it has no zoom.
I’m not posting anything Wednesday unless someone comments on this.
A Personal Plea To Spammers
Would you please take the time to give my blog custom spam?
The stuff you post is often random and doesn’t relate at all to my posts. Alejandro Torres, is this a Comedy Central?! No! There’s a conservation essay below this! There is no skits here. Would it really have hurt if you went to Google Translate one more time and typed in ”这个博客是最好!” which translates to “This blog is the best!” (I only speak a little Chinese, sorry trolls) I mean I might be slightly more inclined to click on the link to your crappy website.
On top of which, I’d recommend learning English because you are missing out by not reading this blog. There’s some amazing stuff here, so learn English, come back in three years, and bask in all my awesome posts. At the moment, the only words you know in English are “cheap” and “Viagra” so better get working at it.
Finally, stop posting here because there’s only other spammers here and we already know they’re too lazy to run something through Google, so good luck selling your Air Jordans here.
The evidence is below gentlemen.
See?! No one here but Grand Palace and iPhone 5. I’m not here to tell you how to post your spam, I’m here to bemoan your awful grammar and the websites you post as links. Seriously, is this 1995? At least try!
Hell, if you ask me really nicely, I might show you how to post good spam. So please, come back on Wednesday for a guide to get some customers.
Just wanted to apologize, I meant to publish this on Wednesday but I put in the wrong date. So without further ado here is my super awesome APEC essay.
Hawaii is one of the most isolated land masses in the world. In the middle of the Pacific ocean, it serves as a nexus to the United States and Asia. With Oahu alone having over one million residents, sustainability is key. Energy, food, and resources are all shipped across the ocean on huge freight liners bringing in fossil fuels and the stuff our island runs on. Within Hawaii it important to conserve what we have due to our geography and isolation. To find the answers to Hawaii’s energy crisis one has to look no further than Hawaii’s past. In the 1700’s Hawaii’s population was the same as it is now, approximately 1 million people. However the people of yesterday never knew of huge metal container ships or gas guzzling cars. In the 1700’s all food was grown on the island, yet now with the same population, why is 85% of our food shipped in?
The answers lie largely within Hawaii’s infrastructure. In the 20th century many of us moved from farming to desk jobs. The times in which Hawaii was an ideal farming location for crops such as sugar had washed away and was replaced by the tourism industry in the mid 20th century. Since then, Hawaii has changed it’s fields of bountiful harvest and replaced it single family homes and travel destinations.
With no farms, Hawaii’s only choice is to import from the contiguous United States. This may not seem like a problem but with 9,000 heat records broken in the United States this year alone, farming is becoming increasingly difficult. The environmental factor combined with the astonishing cost of fuel and what meager crops farmers actually managed to produce make food very expensive and even more so when it’s shipped off to our island chain. It’s so expensive that many of Hawaii’s native residents have moved to the mainland.
Food is only part of the sustainability puzzle. Despite Hawaii’s small size, we have the second worst congestion in the United States and the largest dependence of foreign oil in the United States. Hawaii has tried without much success in recent years to break it’s dependence of foreign fuels. But it wasn’t until 2008 that the Clean Energy Initiative was signed into law. The innovation calls for a 70% clean energy economy which is using renewable resources for power within a generation, around 2030. Supply is not a problem in terms of alternative energy, but the jump from fossil fuels to other energy sources is a stretch. Automobiles, industries, and Hawaii’s very infrastructure would need to be changed in order to meet these guidelines and hence would cost millions to implement.
The transition may have started slowly but progress is being made. The first EV station has opened in the state capital and wind farms have sprouted along the scenic hills of Oahu’s North Shore. Not only is the government pressing toward change, but non profit organizations are as well. Blue Planet Foundation is one of them. They’re committed to ending the use of fossil fuels on Earth, starting with Hawaii and they have stuck by that goal, winning the hearts of the community and the wallets of the private sector. With all participants striving for greener and cheaper energy. They’ve started small with swapping light bulbs and have grown to helping businesses explore their green side.
Changing the very heart of Hawaii’s community and infrastructure will take time, it will undoubtably affect all of us, bringing in cheaper food and more efficient commerce. Perhaps make living affordable to native Hawaiians. As an American, it’s easy to expect the light with the flick of a switch or food with a quick run to the grocery store. However we forget all of our resources come from somewhere and there isn’t an infinite amount. Until then $4 bucks a gallon.
Humans are social creatures. They require companionship as the lone wanders died out long ago. We yearn to be loved, respected, and feel we have a place in the world. For a teenager such as myself, an adolescent with no real friendship. I need an animal more than most. Here’s why:
No. 4: He’s Not Human
Humans expect you to fit into the world. You have to be powdered, puffed, and prepared for interacting with others. Social graces, handsome faces; it’s hard to keep up with everyone and you always need to make a good impression. Yet animals don’t care if you’re in a tuxedo or your underwear decorated with Cheetos. They just want to be held and loved, to be held in a warm embrace. Give a little to your pet and they give a lot back. They’re also easier to be with which lead me to…
No. 3: They’re Low Maintenance
Take a look at this kitten.
Now look at this girl. They have a lot in common. They’re both cute and lovable. You want to hold them and love them (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) But who’s love would it be easier to earn? Let’s look at the diagram below for an in depth analysis.
So there you have it, girls are a lot more work than cats (which of course you knew already) and hence cats are more flexible and willing to endure your hectic work schedule. Both cats and girls are easy to love but girls are hard to maintain and keep happy.
No. 2: Stress Relief
Cats are mysterious creatures. They slip through small crevices into our hearts despite their midnight serenades. One of the most surprising features of the feline sentiment is they’re ability to put up with your crap.
You come home in a sour mood after several fiascoes and a failed geometry test you arrive from school and…
Your heart melts as he greets you, rubbing up against your ankles. You proceed to pet him, and perhaps mash your face into his fuzzy belly and then presumably discuss philosophy. (I’m not the only one right?)
No. 1: The Little Things They Do
I always liked it when my cat asks for attention (A.K.A. he sits on what I’m working on) because it means he loves attention and I won’t be getting any homework done tonight.
Cats aren’t as social as dogs, they’re solitary, the lone wanders of the cul-de-sac. However when we bring them into our lives another part of their heart becomes alive, asking for love and continuous back rubs. It’s that, those little things, I love about cats. The gentle purring, the early wake ups, the snoozing in shady patch of sun. The little things in the long run really add up.
I am under a lot of pressure from school right now, so I won’t be online for the next week. To make it up to you, I’ll replace this post with something new on Monday. Sorry that you don’t have any awesome reading material this week.
The One Man Band for BookofSam
P.S. I will most likely post a new article from my school’s paper. Well at least one of them that was considered to dangerous to print.
Update: Look for Monday’s article: Four Reasons Why I Need A Cat.
Happy Labor Day. That’s is all.
The gate outside
Has many muddy paw prints
Yet no cat is seen
Inane happy laugh
Fills the hallways with blind joy
Then goes quietly
There’s a pretty girl
Who thinks she knows everything
She just failed her test
Classes can fly by
But math drags on forever
I don’t write Haikus
I just want to laugh and live
All through my writing