Saturday, January 21, 2012

Random Thought: Why do we say bless you when someone sneezes?

Hello Readers,
Even though my blog is mostly about technology, we all know that one set topic can get a bit boring after a while. So today, I would like to introduce something that has puzzled me for a while now: Why do we say, "Bless You," when someone sneezes?

When I asked my friend he said,"Sneezing is usually a sign of sickness, so when someone is saying bless you, they are hoping you have long life."

When I asked my brother, he said,"When a person sneezes, their heart skips a beat, which is why we say bless you."

After I researched, I summarized that the heart doesn't when you sneeze. My friends theory seemed like the correct one.

I visited a few more websites and found out that, "bless you," is linked to the Bubonic Plague.
When a person sneezed at the time, it was considered that they had the bubonic plague. A person would say,"bless you," to wish the sneezer a long life.

Do you think there are any other reasons for saying, "bless you"? Tell me in the comments below.



Saturday, January 14, 2012

Almost Finalized Gaming PC Parts.


Today I will be laying out my plan for my new build. This blog serves two purposes. The first one is for me to collect ideas for parts from my readers, the second purpose is for this post is to educate those looking for a amazing budget PC.
Let's Begin:

Ram: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2x4) DDR3 ($47.99) 

Power Supply: Apevia Java Blue LED PSU 650 watts ($29.99 After Mail-In rebate)

Case: NZXT M59 ($49.99)

Graphics Card: XFX Radeon 6790 ($119.99 After-Rebate)

Motherboard: AsRock 880g ($54.99)

CPU: AMD FX- 4100 ($109.99)

Hard Drive: WD 500 GB ($139.99)


Total: $570.94 w/o tax or shipping
Closing Notes:
A similar store bought computer could run you up to $1000. Here you have it, it may cost you 570 dollars, but I will do anything you throw at it for at least the next 3 years.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Plans for my Blog

This post will serve as an closed forum.

I plan to create some tutorials, some reviews, and a news page. What to do you think I should add to my blog?

Look at this Case!

This is the case I hope to purchase for my new gaming PC. It is amazingly priced, and looks like a PC from the future. What are your opinions on this case? This case is the Xion CyborGx.

Time for a new gaming PC...

Today, my gaming PC began to fail. I bought it as a Gateway DX4300. Underwhelmed by the GPU, I upgraded to a XFX Radeon 6790. I also bought an Apevia Java 650 watt power supply to accommodate the beefier graphics card. As of today, my computer will run for around 5 minutes, and shut down. The fan sounds like a B-52 bomber. I think I will replacing everything except for the GPU and the PSU. If you have any ideas on what my parts should be, please tell me in the comments.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Do your screened-devices need a screen protector?

The answer to that question is a Yes & No.
It depends on material of LCD screen on the device that you are buying. Most devices such as the iPhone screen, and many new Android devices, are made of Corning Wares' GorrillaGlass. This glass does not shatter, and is highly resistant to scratches.  I noticed that Plastic screens and regular glass are VERY easy to scratch. My old iPod nano and my old Samsung Solstice has countless scratches on it's plastic screen, but my HTC Inspire never had any scratches on it's Gorrilla Glass 4.3" LCD. In my real-world tests, smart-phones have never needed screen-protecters, except if you put them in the same pocket as keys (may leave hairline scratches on smartphone).
Unless the phone belongs to a 7-year old or to a construction worker, no smartphone will need a screen protector, but you may need an anti-glare cover. Plastic screen smartphones, very low-end phones, and iPods, probably will be needing a screen protecter, my glasses and Samsung Solstice were in the same BAG with my glasses and manged to scratch each other.


Motorola Atrix 2: Review and a Comparison with the Galaxy SII

Through this article, The Moto Atrix 2 will be represented as A, and the Galaxy SII as G.

       This weekend I went to San Jose, I hopes of picking up my first Dual- Core phone. One sleeper-phone that caught my eye was the Motorola Atrix 2.

It was very modestly priced, at $19.99 with a 2-year contract on ATT. Stealing all the attention from the Atrix 2, was the Samsung Galaxy S2. I compared the specifications, the only advantage was the Galaxy S2's faster processor, only by .2 Gigahertz. I thought to myself, is .2 Ghz worth my extra $179.99?
Price had become a main selling point with the Atrix 2.

Score: A-1 G-0

The Atrix 2 has a Texas Instruments Dual Core processor clocked at 1.0 GHz. The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a nVidia Tegra 2 Chipset running at 1.2~1.5 GHz (depends on which carrier.

Score: A-1 G-1

Operating System:
They also seemed to be running the same version of Android OS, 2.3.5. 

Score: A-1 G-1

Form Factor:
The Galaxy SII is thinner, but feels unnatural to the hand. The rubberized and curved contours on the Atrix 2 make for a much more ergonomic using experience.

Score: A-2 G-1

Both phones have similar camera specs, but the Galaxy SII takes better pictures at night.

Score: A-2 G-2

Motorola has upped it's game with the redesigned Motoblur UI. In my opinion, this beats Samsung's Fisherprice UI.

Score: A-2 G-2

Altough the Galaxy SII uses a Super Amoled Plus display, which has a very nice contrast, the Atrix 2 is no slacker. The Atrix 2 is using a qHD display which has a 20% resolution advantage on the Galaxy SII.

Galaxy SII (Left) Atrix (Right)

Score: A-3 G-2

Winner: Motorola Atrix 2
Both phones were a hair away from being superior, but the Atrix 2 delivers the most potent formula for it's price point.

When should you upgrade Mac?

Many Apple Computer owners ask themselves: When should I upgrade?

 My stand-point: I personally own a Early 2007 15" Macbook Pro. It is running 3GB of Ram, and a Core2Duo processor. When I got it, this Macbook pro costed around $2000. Now in 2012, an average Macbook Pro is running a Quad-Core i7 Processor, And around 6 GB of DDR3 Ram. Am I willing, as a consumer, to pay $2000, for a PC only used for browsing the web? Short Answer: No.

My advice to all you Mac Users thinking about upgrading your system: What are you using your Mac for? Are you video editing? Are you gaming? The sad reality is that most softwares (other than Apple's) are usually is not optimized for more than one core.

What is your side on the topic? Let me know in the comments :)


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Welcome to Magikaltech

Hello, and Welcome! This blog was made to take a more simple and approach to your tech news.
On this blog, we will be covering news in the ever-changing land of tech, reviews for products, and a questions about upcoming or current technology. I will try to write atleast twice a week.

Upcoming Posts: Macs, When Should you Upgrade? I will also be doing a Motorola Atrix 2 review.

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