Went to Best Buy to see if they had the android TV SHIELD. They didn't, not in the section where the Fire TV and other stuff was, and not in the game section the sales man took us to. He said they might get it on Wednesday.
Why doesn't Titanfall lag?
The Elder Scrolls Online does. Might be part of the reason I never play it. Opening it now, so it can update. Seeing as I have a slow connection, it might be a while.
NVIDIA SHIELD streams games from the cloud too
Might not need to upgrade my computer or build a new one, if the game I want to play can be streamed. It's called GRID. I thought that was the local streaming from your computer. Their site doesn't list the games that are on GRID. I think a review on the shield said GRID is free for now.
Is 6 mbps internet fast enough? I can't afford any faster internet.
PlayStation Now is a rip off, if you pay for something, the time is counted as soon as you purchase it. So four hours = four hours after you buy it, not play time. So I barely played any of the game I paid to play, didn't feel like playing it right away. Went to try and play it, and sure enough it expired.
Maybe GRID will have a monthly fee.
The list of GRID games is here.
Should probably switch to Plex for borrowed shows
Twonky doesn't mark stuff as watched, so you might forget which episodes you already watched are. Plex didn't work in linux, wouldn't read my external drive.
I'd still have to use Kodi for live TV, probably recorded TV too. That marks stuff as read I think though.
Looks like Kodi might be able to mark stuff as read, but you have to do it manually. Better then switching to Plex. I'm not a Plex fanboy.
Phone might be slow again
Did disabling all the apps with "AT&T" in it make my phone slower? Maybe one of the AT&T crapware apps is needed. Or maybe Facebook is slowing it down.
I'm not buying a new phone until modular phones come out. So that might be a while.
Smart watch doesn't count steps anymore?
It said 4 minutes when I got back, it didn't sync with my phone yet. Looks like my phone is counting, but my watch isn't.
Either it was syncing more often before the update, or my watch is no longer counting steps. Don't really need it if it isn't going to count my steps. Anyone want to buy it?
Comcast finally lowered my bill
It's $43.15. It'll probably be $49.99 next month. I gave them 50 last month, but I think I only owed around 40. Doesn't seem to say if I have a credit or something.
That's how much battery life I have left. Looks like ZeroLemon is overkill for me. I wonder if the battery my phone came with is defective. A slightly higher capacity slim battery would probably work fine for me. But I like the case the ZeroLemon came with.
Maybe the original battery got destroyed from my Anker two port USB charger. Better not plug phone into it with the new battery. That's hard to believe though. Anker should be a good brand. The only thing different is it might of been charging the phone faster. Maybe the stock battery doesn't like faster charging. Won't risk my ZeroLemon battery then.
Phone is down to 84% now. And back up to 85%.
New Google Photos site is live
Still says I'm using around 40 GB for my pictures. I thought it was unlimited and free for photos now. My camera is 16 MP. Don't know how big all my RAW picture files are.
If you go to settings, you can change it to "high quality" instead of "original". But I don't think it changes existing photos, so you'll have to manually delete everything and re upload.
Make sure you redownload the Photos auto backup program for windows, it's updated to support the new service. I selected high quality in it. So all future uploads won't use my space. Sucks there's no easy way to delete or compress the existing pictures. RAW images might still take up space though. So I guess I'll keep paying two bucks a month for 100 GB.
NVIDIA SHIELD it is
It should be faster then my phone, and it'll have a bigger screen. Don't need a tablet, got one that works good enough.
The game streaming with the SHIELD supports Titanfall. Says it supports The Elder Scrolls Online, but only if you use a keyboard and mouse. It wouldn't be comfortable using a keyboard and mouse on a coffee table. Unless it's a tall coffee table.
Get the NVIDIA SHIELD instead of a tablet?
200 bucks and it comes with a controller, and it works with Logitech universal remotes. It has IR, instead of using bluetooth like the Fire TV.
Only problem is Kodi isn't in the Play Store, no idea how to sideload apps on android TV.
Sideloading might be the same as in Android.
Why would you need the 500 GB version? It has two USB 3.0 ports, so you could get a 1 TB external drive or bigger and plug it in. No need to pay another hundred bucks right away.
Google Photos will be unlimited and free
According to Engadget, Google Photos will offer unlimited space for photos, 16 MP for photos, and 1080p for videos. It'll be standalone from Google+, so the Google+ Photo auto backup program probably won't work anymore. I'll have to upload pictures from Chrome. Not sure if RAW is supported, that might not be free.
ZeroLemon LG G3 9000mAh Extended Battery + Rugged Black Zero Shock Hybrid Case
Battery works. Have to charge it for 12 hours though. Says to only use the charger your phone came with. Sucks can't use my Anker two USB port charger. What happens if I use my Anker charger?
I also turned it on before plugging it in. Plugged it in pretty fast after turning it on though. You'll have to sort of look at the instructions to get the case on. Skip the screen protector part, I already have a screen protector.
Used electric shaver
Wanted to see how much hair it gets off my face. It might of got the two spots that it was missing before. Since I can't see very well without my glasses I missed some hair in other spots, I even went over it again with my regular razor. Looks like you need glasses on to shave. I'll just keep doing half assed shaves.
If it got the spots on my neck, it's because the hair was longer. I've been waiting longer to shave. Battery was blinking red while shaving, it was sitting in the bathroom cabinet unplugged.
ASUS is the winner
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176CX-A1-WH 7-Inch Tablet (White) That's the tablet I'll get, if I get one. The CPU benchmark according to Geekbench, is almost the same as my phone. Just ran another benchmark on my phone, the multicore test is less then the Intel CPU that the ASUS tablet has.
I'm guessing it has the Z3745, based on Best Buy's site.
$120 bucks for a tablet almost as fast as my phone, that's a bargain. Shouldn't of bought phone, should of bought that tablet and use that most of the time. Use the phone for texts and calls, and the tablet for everything else.
Probably wouldn't get the 10" tablet, don't need a screen that big. Maybe the S8, about 170. Should probably just get ASUS or Samsung. Maybe Samsung as it has more RAM then the ASUS. Don't plan on rooting any tablet I get. So there will be crapware on it.
ASUS or Samsung?
The Samsung has 500 MB more of RAM. ASUS has more storage, and will be cheaper, $127 for the tablet and a 8 dollar case.
The ASUS also has a better processor.
The Samsung is $152.98 with a tablet, the bundle they offer.
I think I'll get the ASUS, cheaper, and has more space. More RAM would be nice, but it doesn't matter that much. Might barely use it like the tablet I have anyways. If you root it, 1 GB of RAM is fine, you can remove all the crapware.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7-Inch, White) with Targus Case and Free Stylus
Live TV sort of works on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Was out of sync, looks like it plays better when the menu is displayed. Oh well, I'll buy a tab 4 next month. It should play live TV just fine.
Will probably get the Fire HD 6
You can root it and put Google Play on it if you really want to.
I'll probably get the 16 GB one. Will have to buy it with the special offers and then pay to disable them if I don't want them. You can't buy the blue one without special offers, don't really need to buy it without them, as you use to be able to pay later to remove them. Also you can remove the ads for free if you get adb working. I'd recommend disabling the phoning home crap if you do that though, otherwise Amazon might know.
ASUS has a tablet for 120 or so, but I like Fire OS.
You can't buy the white one with 16 GB of storage, maybe next month.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 has 500 MB more of RAM. But it only comes with 8 GB of storage, and costs more. But I like the Galaxy Tab I have, is it a 2 or 3? Doesn't turn on, probably need to charge it.
It has a micro SD slot. I don't use a lot of apps, mostly just streaming porn via Chrome.
How to speed LG G3 up after lollipop update
Root it and install a custom recovery.
Flash a custom ROM.
Use LG flash tool and flash the stock kitkat tot file.
Root it again.
Update to lollipop.
Problem solved. I wasn't going to upgrade to lollipop but did on accident.