Archive for January, 2017

January 11th, 2017 Getting the Latest in Visuals

My old PC monitor has been used for 10 years. It was one of the top of the line monitors at the time I bought it, but now it’s pretty outdated. I decided to replace it with a new monitor that could better take advantage of all of the graphical advancements that have happened this decade. The latest monitors are being offered in 4K resolutions, which is a huge bump from the 900p on my old monitor. I saw a 144hz monitor that looked absolutely stunning and I just had to have it.

Games look amazing on my new monitor. I have the graphics settings up to the max and the games look so great that it feels like I’m actually inside of them. Movies look great as well. (more…)

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January 10th, 2017 Hoverboards Are the Gift to Get This Year

I really cannot understand the appeal of them, but what do you do when your kids are wanting hoverboards? I am not even really a fan of the name. They do not really hover, they have wheels. However, I do understand the marketing. I figured that as long as the kids wear the same protective gear they do when they ride their bicycles, then they should be okay. We have a rule in our house. If you do not wear your protective gear, you lose riding privileges. I was looking for a hoverboard price so that we could get three of them. It is tough having triplets who all want the same thing.

We do the sharing route for some things, and it really has helped them bond and be considerate of one another. However, for some things we need to get three of each. Funny thing is that they all like different colors too. You would think being so similar they would also want the same color in everything. I guess that is them exercising their own individuality. (more…)

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