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16 Tech Things in My House


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I was challenged by Lamarr Wilson to showcase 16 “tech things” in my house. Of course, I opted for the most portable items. How many of these do you have (or want)? Here, in order, are the items that I used:

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Nintendo DSi Unboxing and Review


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Here we go – the Nintendo DSi! I unboxed it prior to recording the video, because my live audience couldn’t wait. My first impression is very positive, because I really like the matte finish. It’s nice and light, which means it’s quite portable.

There are two cameras on the Nintendo DSi. I took a very nice picture with the front-facing camera. It’s very Wii-ish… the sounds, the UI and the touch screen.

When I was playing with the camera, I was having a lot of fun. You can play with the image dynamically before you even take the photo, and of course edit it after if need be. You can distort the image in real-time before ever taking the snapshot. You can take pictures using either the inward or outward facing camera and chose from 11 different lenses to customize your shots

I love the sounds and the visuals. The number one reason I would recommend the Nintendo DSi over the regular DS is the simple fact that everything just sounds and looks so great.

You can download exclusive games, clocks and calendars via the Nintendo DSi Shop. If you register online, you get like 1000 points to use, as well as a few free games! Nintendo DSiWare games and applications will be available at a range of values, starting at 200 points.

Overall, I am already in love with my DSi. The UI is great, even if the Internet connectivity isn’t thus far (at least on my connection). Give me your own thoughts on the DSi, or any other gaming system that you prefer.

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I’ve Got Rhythm… on the Nintendo DS


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After practicing a few times, it was time to try playing Rhythm Heaven on my Nintendo DSi. I don’t think I did too bad, considering I have no rhythm. You can tap, flick and slide to the beat – and hopefully do better than I did!

When you hear a catchy tune, you probably find yourself tapping your fingers in rhythm to the beat. If you can do that, you’ll be a natural for Rhythm Heaven. Use your stylus to tap, hold and flick your touch screen while you try to keep beat with more than 50 different songs!

I dare you to try playing this game and not smile while you’re at it. Heck, I’ll even bet you’re tapping your feet along at the same time. It’s fun, it’s easy to play, and it’s guaranteed to brighten up your day.

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