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I’m William Amyot and I am an avid Photographer and Film nutter. I Shoot a Canon 5D mkIII with a crazy mish-mash of lenses and equipment- Equipment that I’ll be reviewing and posting here.

For now, stay tuned- much more to come!

-William

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DolFin Releases a New Gaming Notebook!

As most of you know already, I am the owner and CEO of DolFin MicroDevices, a small computer company in Hastings Nebraska. I won’t use this blog to plug my brand and I will do my absolute best to keep my investment in DolFin from reducing the quality of my reviews. However, I do want to post the fact that we’ve released a new desktop replacement notebook. To avoid being accused of favoritism I will only post the raw data on this page. Just the specs pictures and other basic information and I will let you guys decide for yourselves weather it is good or not.

Today around 8:00PM DolFin MicroDevices Co. quietly updated it’s website www.dolfinmd.com with a new product that is much different from previous products on the site. The new DolFin RX1 appeared for $3999 and is touted as a desktop replacement gaming notebook. Here are the specs posted on the website:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2720QM @2.2GHz
# of Cores: 4
TDP: 45w
Cooling system TDP: 55w
Cooler type: Copper plate phase change heat pipe.
GPU: NVIDIA® Geforce GTX560M, 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM
GPU Cooler: Same as CPU
RAM: 16Gb Dual channel 4x4Gb @1333MHz
Display: 15.6″ LED-backlit LCD
Display Resolution: Full 1080p (1920 x 1080)
Storage: x2 256Gb Sata 6Gb/s SSD units
Optical Drive: SuperMulti DVDRW
Wireless: Bigfoot Killer™ Wireless-N 1103
Ports:
Monitor ( VGA ): 15 pin D-Sub x 1
HDMI: 1
USB 3.0: 2
USB 2.0: 2
eSATA: 1
Mic.-in: 1
Headphone-out: 1
Speakers: 2 Speakers: 2W x 2 + 1 Subwoofer

…and there you have it. That’s all I can say on this site. Let me know if you like it. Your opinions will be taken into consideration when I go to build the RX2 or whatever succeeds this one.

Tech News Update for 9/8/11

Google buys Zagat
The first story in the news today is that Google has agreed to buy Zagat, the online guide to restaurants around the country. Zagat has provided online localized restaurant search for some time, and the employees and former owners of Zagat seem to be very satisfied with the merger. The price on the transaction has not been disclosed yet but will presumably be disclosed to shareholders future.

Twitter is Growing?

Despite everyone hating twitter for the fact that their service is just so much less good than Facebook, Twitter’s user base is still growing. Twitter said Thursday that it now boasts 100 million active users, half of which tweet to the site on a daily basis. This is a mere shadow in the face of Facebook’s 500 million users, or what ever is now… It seems though that twitters me use your base is from mobile device users as over 55% of the active users contribute tweets from phone.

Google Sells Patents to HTC, HTC Sues Apple.

The web search giant Google, yeah we are back to Google News now, has sold nine key patents to iPhone competitor HTC allowing the Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer to sue Apple for infringement of intellectual property. Apple has already been in dispute with HTC regarding the number of alleged breaches of Apple patents and android handsets on Thursday HTC countersued against Apple in two courts in the US. This is just more fuel to the fire as Apple and Google along with other mobile device manufacturers are in constant legal battle with each other around their respective smart phones. As a sidenote Apple has succeeded in getting an injunction on Samsung galaxy at 10.1 in Germany which was removed from the IFA trade show in Berlin.

More Good News!

To add to the fire of the lawsuits against AT&T and T-Mobile’s merger, Sprint has now filed its lawsuit to block them now not only must AT&T dispute claims from the US Department of Justice but also dispute claims from Sprint and possibly other companies as well. More good news for the everyday consumer. Things continue to look up.

More 3Tb Compatability and New Benchmarks.

Now to move onto an issue that has been kind close to my business, which is the issue of 3 TB hard drives and their compatibility, or lack thereof, with current motherboards. Right now there are four major players in 3 TB hard drive market. Those being, Western Digital, Seagate and Hitachi. As more UEFI equipped motherboards come trickling on the market to handle the increased storage capacity, the battle continues to heat up. The benchmark enthusiasts over at hothardware.com decided now would be fine time to pit a few of them against each other. So they naturally picked the three main manufacturers. They ran a battery of 28 test on each of the hard drives and found that the Seagate Barracuda XT outperforms the other two by a notable margin. The Seagate Barracuda XT is also tied for most expensive drive in the line up with the Hitachi, at $179.

Tech News Update for 9/7/11

Motorola Droid Bionic!

The Droid Bionic is finally out after eight months of delays. The starting price is $300 with two-year contract and I haven’t got my hands on it yet, but I’m told by the massive media on the Internet that it is a very good phone. I’m going to refrain from passing judgment on it until I can actually see the phone, but if you would like to read some reviews I have found a good news article whose link is right here.

AT&T Sucks!
AT&T still plans to merge with T-Mobile however the Department of Justice is suing to block the merger and the hearing is set for September 21. AT&T keeps saying that there are quote enormous benefits on quote of this merger, I would like to see what those benefits are.  In my view there seem to be no benefits whatsoever for AT&T to merge with anyone. Click here to read the article.

nVidia Sells Lots of Graphics Cards.
Nvidia’s sales are higher than expected and has raised its fiscal outlook for the quarter, which is good news for anyone who’s interested in any video or anyone who just loves Nvidia as I do I think they make some of the best graphics processors.

MORE PORN!
Here’s something that our most of our readers should be very interested in. The domain name service registry has begun has begun limited registration 4.XXX domain names for pornographers. I’m not sure why this was necessary to do. Don’t the.com domain names work perfectly fine for pornography?

Amazon looks weird.
Amazon.com the worlds most popular shopping website has launched a look. The redesigned version of this website is a bit more minimalist than the old one. I can’t find the date on which they plan to begin using this new layout but there is a picture of the new layout in the PCWorld.com article that is linked to below this blurb. It does seem that Amazon.com still has the old layout right now.

AMD get 12-core chips out soon.
AMD or Advanced Micro Devices is poised to released its new generation of quote bulldozer unquote processors and only shipping in major OEM vendor configurations. The list price on the 12 core 1.8 GHz off to wrong is only $873. For me I think 873 is rather high price for an AMD CPU, however, it’s not high price for 12 core processor. I personally use on the Intel processors in my own computers, because I find that they last longer and have more potential for overclocking if you buy the unlocked version of the Intel core I seven processor’s. I do take note that the 12 core 1.8 GHz operon should perform better than the current maximum on Intel being eight cores, but AMD does not support hyperthreading.
That is pretty much all that was in the news today that I really cared about. So I hope you enjoyed it and please feel free to let me know what you think in the comments and if you would like to e-mail me at DEO LF I NMD@Gmail.com, you can tell me what you think should be in tomorrow’s post. You can also tell me what you think should have been in today’s post and I left out.

The New News Office

It has been noted that this site has essentially shut down for the past year. I have gotten busy and have been unable to continue posting entries on a regular basis, but now I have decided to reboot the new site and attempt to bring all of it’s readers back. I have set up a new news office with one of my older DolFin laptops. At the moment it’s a bit messy.

This program will still be sponsored by DolFin MicroDevices and we will begin to post some small advertisements at the bottom of each post. They will be Google advertisements so they will be minimally invasive . I have also decided to do daily news updates that will include all of the technology news items of the day that I thought were cool or interesting in some way. I will also try to do product reviews of every major new item that comes out such as Apple iPods and new laptops of any kind and even gaming desktops and such like that.

You’ve also probably noticed the new layout that is the new minimalist design on the WordPress blogging system. We think this design is more conducive to an effective news blog. It seems to me that it looks like the New York Times website or some other large and well respected news site. It also will make sure that the page loads very quickly because there won’t be a whole lot of extra things to load other than the graphics in the articles themselves. I think this new reboot of the site will be very good for me and good for all of the sites viewers. It should be no to that the sites daily viewership has gone from an average of 300 views per day to about four. Our goal is to get up to 1000 by the end of the year. I look forward to writing the articles and viewing the feedback for this new reboot and I hope you guys all enjoy it .

New Fractal Wallpapers!

Here are three different colors of a fractal that I call “Rings of Saturn” These are in pretty high definition but if you want even higher resolution you can email me at dolfinmd@gmail.com and ask for the torrent of the really big ones! You can also email me to get other colors. I only posted the three primary colors for now but if someone wants others I’ll make them.

Please do not use these images for anything other than personal use as desktop pictures. Unauthorized distribution of these images will be considered theft of intellectual property unless permission is obtained from the copyright owner and citation is posted. Don’t be afraid to email me requesting rights. I will be glad to grant them nine times out of ten.

Cars are technology too!!!

I was at a car show earlier today taking pictures. I decided to post the pictures on this site because after all cars are technology too! 😛

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Corvettes that the engines go in! 😛

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A nice black Camaro! 🙂

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and finally a Nissan 350Z that has been tune quite nicely it has an exposed carbon fiber hood and dual HUGE exhaust pipes! not sure what all is under the hood but you can guess it matches the rest.

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See what I mean by huge exhaust? these look like they belong on a bus!

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