Tech Toy Tuesday 03/26/13
3/26/2013 5:20:00 AM
New music today a pair of live albums. On DVD Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band 2012: Ringo At The Ryman which is of course, last year's show at the Ryman in Nashville. Also out today is Iron Maiden's Maiden England which gets relased on CD and Blu Ray, this is a first time ever offical release from the 1988 "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son World Tour." Maiden fans will love it.
Most of the big Oscar films are already out on DVD and Blu Ray, but Lincoln wasn't, that changes today. By now you probably know if you want to own this or not, here's your chance, or not.
Major Video Game releases usually come out in the fall, that's when you get your new Call of Duty title, that's when most new systems come out, today is a big exception though. BioShock Infinite is out. This is the true sequel to 2007's BioShock, set in the early 20th century on the floating city of Columbia, which is an allusion to the 1893 Columbian Exposition, AKA that worlds fair in Chicago. The game deals with racism, eugenics, the dangers of American Exceptionallism and Theocratic movements. Hey wait a minute, PLAY SOME FLOYD, well don't worry, you still get to shoot and blow stuff up like there's no tomorrow, but there's a purpose to it.
Tech Toy of the week is the Roku 3:
So you want to get rid of cable TV and just go with something like Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime or all three? Or maybe you're keeping cable but you have those services and you just want an easy way to watch them on your big fancy Tee Vee? How do you do that? Roku 3 is the answer.
The Roku is about the size of a hockey puck. You plug it into the wall, you plug an ethernet cable into it or have it find your wifi, and you plug it into your TV, give it your subscription information and you're good to go. It really is as simple as any of these set top boxes get and Roku 3 has a brand new interface that's easier to navigate.
In addition to being able to watch all of your subscription services on it, you'll get another 700 or so channels from Roku themselves, most of which is free.
It outputs in 1080p, you get a headphone jack on your remote which you can carry around your house and use to listen to your music, like everything else today you can use your phone to interface with it. The entire thing can be had for $100.