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Solid-Cordz Gold Plated HDMI Cable Supports up to 4K Resolution

Solid-Cordz Gold Plated HDMI Cable Supports up to 4K Resolution

Solid-Cordz sent me their Gold Plated HDMI Cable for review on my geek dad blog. I’ve been using the cable for about a week now and have not had any problems. The picture quality on my 1080 HD TV looks outstanding. The cable is well made and feels very durable. I don’t have a 4K resolution TV, but according to the product literature, the Solid-Cordz HDMI cable features 4K support. As advertised, the cable connectors are gold plated. The Solid-Cordz Gold Plated HDMI Cable comes in a set of two. The pair of 6′ HDMI cables are priced at $35 on Amazon (plus free shipping).

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Video Game Review: Angry Birds Trilogy for the Xbox Kinect

Angry Birds Trilogy for the Xbox Kinect - Activision

Angry Birds (Activision) is now available on the Xbox 360, Sony Playstation, and Nintendo 3DS. I saw the Xbox Kinect version at the library and checked it out last week. I’ve only played the iPod version a couple of times, but I like the Xbox version better. The video game has been optimized for high-resolution screens. As a result, Angry Birds looks more impressive on our TV than on my little iPod. My kids love the new version too. The Xbox version of the Angry Birds Trilogy retails for $39.99.

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Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Video Game Review

I loved the Ghostbusters movies when they came out and was happy when Atari recently released the Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime video game. I was even happier when they sent me a review code for the Xbox (game also supports PlayStation and PCs). Nice! I’ve only played one level of the game so far. I think there are twelve levels in this arcade style game. In short: the game is a lot of fun and well worth the $10 price tag.

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime screenshot

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The Technology Behind the Microsoft xBox Kinect Motion Control System

Wow, I am impressed with the technology behind Microsoft’s xBox Kinect motion control system. When I first heard that Microsoft was making the user the controller of their xBox 360 video game console, I thought they meant simple hand gestures. I didn’t realize their system would be able to track the entire body. Normally, a full-body tracking system requires the user to wear a body suit with sensors. Instead, Kinect uses 3D-sensing technology from PrimeSense to track movement.

PrimeSense light coding process

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