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Xbox One Day One

So you may or may not have heard of the new Microsoft gaming console, but did you know there is an Xbox One Day One Edition?  I bet you didn’t!!!

What is the Xbox One?

Xbox One is Microsoft’s new gaming console, which will be a TV and movie system and a whole lot more. No more need for switching inputs on your TV to play a game or watch a movie. With Xbox One, you can quickly jump from TV to movies to music to a game. Just with the sound of your voice.

What is the Xbox One Day One Edition and what does it include?

  • The special edition console includes a limited edition controller, token code to unlock Day One achievement, premium packaging, and decal.

All of the new Xbox Systems will include:

  • Kinect is included with every Xbox One and Xbox One Day One Edition. Completely reengineered to be more precise, responsive and intuitive with unparalleled voice, vision and motion technology.  The new Kinect will be capable of facial recognition and heart beat monitoring.
  • The console is driven by a powerful combination of CPU, GPU and 8GB of RAM, governed by an innovative OS architecture, to deliver power, speed and agility
  • Only Xbox One unleashes the vast and scalable power of the cloud for your games, entertainment and apps with Xbox Live
  • With Xbox One, you can quickly jump from TV to movies to music to a game.

The Xbox One Day One Edition’s release date is November 30, 2013. If you preorder Xbox One Day One Edition via Amazon they do not charge your credit card until the unit ships.  So there is no major risk to ensuring you have the right Holiday Gift for whomever you are shopping for!!!

Preorder Xbox One Day One Edition via Amazon or the Microsoft Store.



Jaybird BlueBuds X Bluetooth Headpones

I bought the Jaybird BlueBuds X Bluetooth headphones about 2 months ago.  Since that time I have used them every day during my normal commute to ingest content at an even more rapid pace.  Like you I’ve always been annoyed by the entanglements still posed by wired headsets.  I’ve been using the BlueBuds X headset via the Bluetooth for iPhone communication path.  The BlueBuds are a great wireless stereo headset because of the following:In Ear BlueBuds X Bluetooth Headphones

  • Sound Quality – the Jaybird BlueBuds X Bluetooth Headphones have been delivering great audio quality.  The 3 ear bud adapters that come with the BlueBuds provide a perfect range to fit any ear and isolate a significant amount of ambient noise.  
  • Battery Life – I use these an average of three to four hours per day to listen to my favorite content.  The bluetooth headset continually surprises me on how long it is able to last on a single charge.  With this amount of use I normally charge the headset every third day.
  • Low Profile – the Jaybird BlueBuds X Bluetooth Headphones provide a small and comfortable wire strap that connects the two ear buds.  This strap is comfortable and significantly smaller than the larger connectors of other headsets.
  • Sweat Proof – the Jaybird BlueBuds X Bluetooth Headphones are backed by Jaybird’s Sweat Proof guarantee.  Because of this guarantee I feel very comfortable taking the BlueBuds on my many outside and vigorous runs.
  • Ease of Use – the ear buds have a simple and well implemented control panel just below the right ear bud.  It affords easy power, volume control, and other helpful controls.

I’m exceptionally critical of technology that is brought to market and not ready for primetime.  The Jaybird BlueBuds X Bluetooth Headphones are an excellent choice if you are looking to make the move and free yourself from the wired headphone life.  I highly encourage you to take a look at what I consider the Best Bluetooth Headset for Running and much much more!

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Race Against The Machine

Erik Brynjolfsson’s Race Against The Machine

What do you do in your daily and weekly routine to go beyond the usual and continue lifelong  learning?

Below is an aggregation of what I enjoyed through the week to keep me thinking about the bigger picture or to get my mind out of the daily routine of things.  It consists of my usuals (GeekBeat.TV, This Week in Tech (TWiT), MacBreak Weekly (MBW)), my broadening (Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED)), and some things I’m specifically interested in learning (This Week in Photo (TWiP)).  Who knows, maybe I’ll get better at this photography and video thing.

I thought that TED released an interesting pair in the first two videos.  They seemed to compliment each other as one challenged the innovation and growth occurring and what is the true race in competition (against the machines).

For the above reason Erik’s video was the one I most enjoyed this week.  I’ve discovered his book, Race Against the Machine, which discusses the how the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy.  No small set of feats, right?  Anyway – enjoy my wrap up!

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