Google releases Google phones launch teaser

So today Google decided to release a teaser to the up coming Google Phones, supposedly they are going to go under the “Pixel” brand and not “Nexus” brand anyone.

It seems that the launch date for these phones is going to be 10th of October, so only a few weeks away, and to tease us they have released an ad.

Earlier this week Google Nest ad leaked the new phones briefly, so I guess someone at Google really likes teasing us.

Go check out the ad over at Google YouTube account.


Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Review

So after many years of using a Dell E6220 as my go to travel/work laptop, I acquired a Macbook Air Mid 2012 why, you may ask? Well because it was lighter, had a better screen and a better battery .
It’s now 2016 and we are on the 3rd quarter, so after both laptops being older than some of my other tech in the house, I decided it was time to upgrade the laptop. I’ve been on the lookout for a Ultrabook, with great battery stamina and also a good build quality,  but I needed the laptop to meet certain criteria, as following:

  • Great battery life
  • Great build quality
  • Good performance
  • Lightweight, less than 1.5Kg
  • Upgradability/Connectivity

Well the wait is now over, I’ve acquired recently a Lenovo ThinkPad X260, and it meets the vast majority of my criteria with some shortfalls which I’ll explain later. Some may ask why I got a business laptop, the simple reason it fits the bill for obvious reasons it is made for business travellers, light and powerful enough for business applications on the go.

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Specification:

Processor Intel Core i5-6300U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 3.00GHz)
Display Type 12.5″ HD (1366 x 768) TN, anti-glare, non-touch
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 520
Hard Drive 256GB Solid State Drive,
Memory 8GB DDR4-2133 SODIMM
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64
Rear Battery 3 Cell Li-Ion Rear Battery (23.2Wh)
Wireless Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (2×2 Wi-Fi, 11ac) with Bluetooth 4.1

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WizzAir problem with National ID without an Issue Date

Plane wing

Flying high above the sky.

So I was going to do a long post about this issue, but seeing as I found the solution I thought it might be beneficial to just post the solution.

So if you have a National ID or Citizen Card and your ID does not have a start/issue date, you won’t be able to check-in through WizzAir website, the start/issue date is a requirement and is not optional. So as an example, if you happen to have a Portuguese “Cartão do Cidadão” Citizen Card, it does not have a issue date only an expiry date, you will be prevented from performing check-in on their website as the Issue Date entry will drop-down a calendar for you to choose a date and won’t let you save the details until that has been entered.

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A blast from the past

Recently I had a bout of nostalgia and wanted to relieve the 90s, thankfully this was limited to playing games.

My options were a Sega Saturn which I’ve had in storage for a few good years, when I last felt nostalgic, or a Sega Master System. I decided on taking out the Sega Saturn instead, so I could play games like Dragon Force, Shining Force 3, Street Fighter Zero 3, Sega Rally just to name a few.

Sega Saturn games console

Sega Saturn with games collection sample

Having had the console in storage for a while, there was some nerve racking moments after plugging it to my Plasma TV, there wasn’t video output, thankfully I had a spare TV and worked out the issue was my Plasma TV ext scart connection and not the console.

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