There is no doubt that GoPro have forever changed the face of home videos. In fact they’ve revolutionised the face of filming to such an extent that you can film anything, anywhere, whenever you like. In HD. Gone are the days of scratchy, out of focus films limited to your back garden because the power cord only has a 2m reach. For the dudes at GoPro the world constituted more than just their backyards and they wanted to film it. Whether in the air, on the ground or under the water, the new GoPro HERO 4 will film anything from leisure to extreme activities in supreme quality. Check out the promo video for it.
The one moment in any wipe out which I derive the greatest amount of satisfaction from is most certainly the one after the fact. The person’s reaction is priceless and their attempt to deal with the fast approaching pain is pure entertainment to me. Some lie in their heap of misery and wail to themselves whilst others prefer to hide their face in shame as they cuss at the group of friends who are laughing at them. My favourites are those who spring to their feet immediately and run around as if nothing has happened. Jeez it fills me with glee! There are a couple of those guys in this compilation.
Let me categorically state that I did not sit through the entirety of J-Lo’s latest music video – titled ‘Booty’ – because of the quality of music. In fact I tend to throw things against walls when I hear a J-Lo song playing. The only reason I sat through this music video was because it was an opportunity to watch Jennifer Lopez selling her soul to the devil of twerking and booty-shaking. I mean fuck me! It’s basically an admittance that your music will not sell you records, but your ass will. Pathetic! But erotic at the same time. Jeez, I am confused.
Dropping your phone is inevitable and there is no point in fighting it. It WILL eventually happen and you better pray that luck is on your side when it does because a cracked screen replacement is no joke. That shit is expensive. You can of course buy safety covers, screen protection sleeves and whatnot, which will essentially give you a couple more opportunities to drop the phone before the screen is totally screwed, but inevitably your screen will need replacement at some stage. Deal with it. Apple have punted the fact that the new devices they launched a few weeks ago are flatter, thinner and sleeker (check out their specs here), which is great, but the question on everyone’s lips is what happens when I drop it? Does flat, thin and sleek equate to weak, flimsy and soft?
Apple have had an interesting two weeks. Firstly they launched the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (read about it here) and then they launched their Apple Watch (read about it here), which looks awesome! Late last week they made their new operating system – iOS 8 – available for download and I am busy downloading it as I type this. On the surface, the new operating system is very similar to its predecessor except – as expected – Apple have ironed out a few kinks which existed with iOS 7 and have added some cool new features. New operating system’s usually spell the end of your phone’s battery life, so I am quite interested to see what happens once this iOS 8 has downloaded and I have installed it. Here is a great video from Tech Smartt, reviewing what is new with the new iOS 8.
My third week of completing various tasks using the Samsung Smart Microwave Oven in the #MissionSamsung Blogger Challenge is drawing to a close and the fine people at Samsung have asked me to review the product. My understanding of this task is that I need to give their product one last punt on The Noblest Rogue in the hope that I say the right things and convince them to make me the winner of their third challenge and award me the Samsung Smart Microwave Oven as a prize. I am usually averse to such blatant exploitation however I have grown to enjoy my Samsung Smart Microwave Oven and would like to hold onto it and so will acquiesce their request for a product punt.
I’m not one to beat around the bush here at The Noblest Rogue and when I get given a task – or a mission in this instance – I go all out and do my best to hash out the biggest and best. Mission 2 of the #MissionSamsung Challenge I’m participation in had two options which I had to choose from. The first was cooking up some delicious veggies by making use of the Microwave Oven’s Slim Fry function and the second was baking something – anything – using its Auto Cook function. I decided to do both. My reasoning was that I’d need to have the veggies for dinner at some stage during the week and who really needs a reason to bake some munchies? Here follows a tale of baking a really large choc chip cookie.