Google’s Nexus 7 makes Apple look rotten

Google Nexus 7 tabletSince the late 2012 release of Apple’s iPad Mini, many have praised the 7 inch tablet as the one to beat. As we approach the fall of 2013, Google’s new Nexus 7  makes it look beaten. While Samsung has emerged as Apples’ fierce competitor…Google stepped it up and could quite possibly leave both in the dust with the birth of this 16GB Wi Fi only model with a price difference of $100. Now who wouldn’t want an extra “buck” in their pocket?

While many believe that the price tag on the iPad mini is well deserved due to its offerings…a side by side comparison of Google’s New Nexus 7 and the iPad tells a different story. Both models offer 16GB Wi-Fi and although the cost difference is an advantage for the Nexus, it still has Apple beat in the following:

Display

Although various iGadgets sport high resolution displays…the Apple ipad isn’t one of them.
The new Nexus 7 rubs the iPad Mini’s biggest weakness offering a 7.02-inch display with 1920 x 1200 resolution at 323 ppi compared to the ipads appalling 1024×768 resolution at 163ppi. While it might be challenging to see the difference between the iPad Mini’s display and, say, the one on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3, the new Nexus 7 clearly stands apart.

Guts

Apple rests its entire platform on the A5 chip (which clocks in at 1 GHz) with 512 MB of ram while the Nexus 7 uses a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and has 2GB. Another added bonus is that All Nexus 7 models have GPS capabilities built in while the entry-level iPad Mini relies on Wi-Fi to get location data. The only common thread in both gadgets is that they sport 5-megapixel cameras in the rear and 1.2-megapixel cameras in the front.

Size
the Nexus 7 has the iPad Mini beat in the weight category as well (its 0.04 pounds lighter), but the iPad Mini is a bit thinner (by 1.45 millimeters). The two gadgets share the same height at 7.87 inches but the Nexus 7 is narrower, making the Nexus 7 incredibly comfortable to hold, even with one hand spread out across its back.

Other little things
The Nexus 7 supports wireless charging and has SlimPort capabilities. (Unlike the iPad Mini, where there aren’t any proprietary Lightning connectors involved.) And the Battery life is almost identical with maybe a one hour difference between the two.

Until now, Apple managed to keep the competition at bay, but the Nexus 7 leaps above and beyond the iPad Mini. And for all you Apple loyalist that cry “there is redemption coming!” it is rumored that there will be a lack of significant upgrades on iPad Mini until sometime 2014. With all the competition in the 7-8 inch market and the upcoming holiday season wish lists pointing to a new tablet King…the sitting Apple mini may go rotten.

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Rich Gang

On Tuesday,  YMCMB released their first compilation album. Some would question what took so long for the labels that have been dropping #1 Hits for the last three years to put something together.  Well the wait is over and Rich Gang will surely provide the radio with a few hits and the clubs in every part of the country will have some party bangers to blast off like Million Dollar and the already #1 Hit Tapout. The album has some other heavy hitters besides the YMCMB crew like: Rick Ross, Chris Brown French Montana and Future.

If you are looking for some new music to get you through the summer jump over to iTunes and download Rich Gang https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rich-gang-deluxe-version/id674764875

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Jamie Fox becomes pure Evil

 The excitement for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been building and with tons of new characters introduced in the sequel coming in May of 2014, there’s plenty of paths the series could take as far as villains go. Though we’ve seen a photo of Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon before he becomes the villain Electro, the first official image of Foxx fully electrified has surfaced, and he looks bad ass. The actor teasingly tweeted back in November that he went as Electro for Halloween and it wasn’t long before the star was confirmed as Max Dillon, whose evil alter-ego can control electricity.

While we wait to see what the Comic-Con panel for “The Amazing Spider-Man” sequel will bring us, we’ll bide our time with this clip of Jamie Foxx as Electro.

What do you think Spider-Man fans? Is this teaser a promising taste of what’s to come?

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“ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK”

Have you checked it out yet???

Orange Is the New Black is a Netflix original comedy-drama series, from the creator of “Weeds”. It is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. The series premiered on July 11, 2013 and due to great reviews Netflix has already signed on for a second season.

Orange Is the New Black revolves around Piper Chapman (Schilling), a woman from Connecticut with a wild past, living in New York City. She is sent to the women’s Litchfield, NY federal prison for possessing a suitcase full of drug money for Alex Vause (Prepon), an international drug smuggler and Chapman’s one-time lover. Sentenced to serve a fifteen-month sentence, Chapman must survive the hardships of prison life, and she may have to be a different person to do so. Check out how she finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.

You can check out all 13 episodes of Season One now on Netflix. No waiting for the new episode to air – which works for us!

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Amsterdam…why you should visit.

Thinking about where to go this year for your annual vacation? I’m sure a lush tropical island comes to mind…like the Bahamas, Jamaica or Hawaii…but why not go against the norm and take a trip to Amsterdam? Sure…you’ve seen movies like “Hostel” that would make you think twice about visiting this European city most known for its red light district, However….Amsterdam truly has an amazing history just waiting to be discovered.

A city afloat: One of the most beautiful things about Amsterdam is well…Amsterdam! Amsterdam consist of 90 islands connected by 1,281 bridges. Many tourists find that you have not lived…unless you’ve taken a canal cruise to view the magic this city possesses.

 

A city lost in time: Amsterdam boasts the largest historical inner city in Europe. Outside of the distinguishing architectural features of the city’s canals…it also has more than 6,800 houses and buildings protected as monuments dating from the 16th-20th century when wealthy merchants built elegant homes and warehouses during the Golden Age. This allows you to experience history left untouched and unscathed by time.

World Class Museums: Holland was home to famous painters like Rembrandt and Van Gogh. You can visit museums created in their honor that displays artwork from famous Dutch artists as well as personal artifacts that gives insight into their lives during that period.

The Red Light District: Situated in a rough triangle formed by the Central Station, it’s the oldest part of the city. But its historical significance has been largely obscured by the popularity of window-shopping in the area. Said to be the most famous and most controversial attraction of this city….The red light district allows liberal and free spirited individuals to truly enjoy themselves without the legalities. But of course…you’d only be a voyeur right?

There are a host of other cool things you can do in this great little city that many have yet to discover…beautiful gardens, cute little pubs, the Anne Frank Museum and much more…so instead of leaving Amsterdam for your bucket list…why not vacation there this year?

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Women get naked for Fiat

We’ve all seen Peta ads that would make anyone’s Grandma blush…but Fiat took it one step further with their latest ad that appeared in the recent “Body Issue”of ESPN The Magazine( The issue we all look forward to each year). Fiat posted behind-the-scenes video on YouTube that answers the big question: Just how did a dozen female contortionists and acrobats do it? The segment has collected hundreds of thousands of hits since it was posted July 8. (Apparently, women and cars tend to draw a crowd.) Check it out!

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Magna Sales…HOLY GRAIL!

It’s been exactly one week and a half since Jay Z dropped his latest album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” and he hasn’t wasted any time breaking records.The numbers are in, and Magna Carta clocked 14 million full album streams in the U.S. alone, easily topping recent record-setting releases from Mumford & Sons (8 million) and Daft Punk (9.5 million). It’s not that we didn’t know he would shatter sales…after all Samsung did decide to buy 1 million copies of his album upfront. While some may say that’s an unfair advantage…Spotify begs to differ in that  Jay Z presumptuously earned over 1 million in royalties via their listeners alone( low 6 figures if you consider the unpaid tiers). If you hated his boasting on his last album, now the rapper can boast another best: the most first-week streams of any album in Spotify’s history. After having such a great year in music with ”Watch the Throne” and producing the amazing track list for “The Great Gatsby”, Jay Z has definitely set the bar immeasurably high! Are you listening to M.C.H.G?

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21 AND OLDER! … Where to go to enjoy your beer.

Face it – a lot of people love beer. It’s cheap, easily available, and hopefully tastes good. According to the Beer Institute, 99 million Americans like to blow the froth off a refreshing brew. In celebration of a 1.5 percent rise in beer consumption overall last year, the Institute has taken the time to make a list of those happy states most inclined to crack open a cold one.

North Dakota was the best place to be with over-21s cheering to a total of 45.8 gallons in 2012, followed by a thirsty New Hampshire, a staggering Montana, a cheerfully drunk South Dakota and a tipsy Wisconsin. Utah, not surprisingly, drank the least, with Connecticut coming in second last. Now what do they do on Thirsty Thursdays?

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