Thursday, November 16, 2006

PlayStation 3 vs Nintendo Wii

There will always, regardless of our time in space in the span of human history, be an open competition between those who believe in the old school and those who side with the new school. In other words, those that believe that there needs to be some traditional guidelines for how to be a success and those who believe you have to change all of the rules. While Nintendo has certainly been at the forefront of the gaming industry since its inception, few would argue that they have, “kept up with the Joneses” so to speak.

Nintendo is trying to change this fact with the introduction of their latest competitor in the video game industry, Nintendo Wii. However, those who are “new school” in the video gaming world will tell you that Sony has far surpassed Nintendo in the gaming industry to a point that the talk of a “competition” is almost comical. Regardless of where you stand on this argument it is always a good idea to know what everybody has to offer and in that spirit here is a small comparison of PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii.

  • PlayStation 3 has introduced perhaps the most powerful processor in the history of gaming with their Cell Broadband Engine that will allow for awesome game play to jump start this edition of the PlayStation Empire. Nintendo Wii has a very good “PowerPC” that they have nicknamed “Broadway” that will allow for a good gaming experience. Nintendo stepped out and solicited the help of IBM for the production of the Wii processor, meaning that they are seriously looking to re-enter the video game wars.
  • One feature of both the Nintendo Wii and the PlayStation 3 that will both impress and excite gamers is the fact that both are backwards compatible, meaning that you don’t have to throw away your favorite games from the previous console. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to play games from both the previous PlayStation consoles, while Nintendo Wii owners will be able to play Nintendo Game Cube games whenever they want.
  • Both consoles are “always on” which means that any communication needed to get updates or make changes to your system will happen without you worrying about being logged on or retrieving important codes. Both use wireless router technology and are able to connect whether you are at home or even logged on.
  • Perhaps the most exciting aspect of each console is the advent of new controller technology in both the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii. The Wii will introduce a long and skinny remote that has motion sensors to pick up your movements and use them within the game. PlayStation 3 will be introducing the same type of technology to allow a more real and sophisticated experience for every user.

Victor Vargo is the editor of the PS3 Price Shopper Resource Guide which provides the latest Sony Play Station 3 news as well as in-depth comparisons of the PS3 vs Wii and the Xbox 360 vs PS3. Learn more at

Surf The Internet For New Ink Cartridges

We can't conceive today's life without our computer. It eases our work every day, it relaxes us when we get home and it helps us to communicate with people all over the world. All accessories must be included, for getting the best out of our computer: audio devices, modems and of course, printers. Printers added for sure some colour in our lives: we can put on paper the most beautiful memories in our lives and print the pictures we want, we can personalize our greeting cards for each and every person we want to send them to, we can scan documents and magazines, even old pictures and store them into our computers if we have a multifunctional printer.

All the members of your family love to print all kind of things and you will soon find that the ink cartridges do not last forever. Don't let the sadness get to you, it's not the end of the world and you can still use your printer. Your computer might once again help you in this situation. Surfing the Internet will get you the best providers of ink cartridges, the prices and the methods of shipping. It is easy to find the right manufacturer for your ink computer ink cartridge and the most advantageous prices are the ones of recycled ink cartridges.

But why should you choose a recycled cartridge instead of buying a new one? Just think about how many pages you will print in the near future: your wife wants to print the latest news on beauty products, you have to print that huge report for work and the kids just had a new school project and must print it. This might give you a hint about how long will last the new cartridge. If you will choose the local providers you will get for a recycled computer ink cartridge a 30 to 40 percent discount. Therefore, find the right type of re-filled computer ink cartridge and order it on the Internet. The company will ship you the package and you will pay when you will receive it. How easy is that?

In conclusion, you can give a good example to your kids and buy recycled computer ink cartridges: you can save the planet from waste that is not biodegradable and save some money too.

There is much more to consider when determining what to do with an empty ink cartridge. To get extensive information on ink and cartridges why not check out For comprehensive and time saving advice on everything related to ink.

Hardware is the Core

Without Hardware or computer equipment there can not be a network. You can have the most efficient wiring structure and exceptional color coding but that does not make up the network.

It will always boil down to the switches/hubs, routers, firewalls, servers and user computers.

So what's the big deal?

To be effective you will need to know virtually everything about what connects to this network. Not necessarily how they work like a user would but you need to know the connectivity aspects.

For instance, I used to have a user that had a very expensive and highly complicated instrument and it ran OS/2 as the operating system. Well I knew OS/2 and how to connect it to the network but that was it. I could not tell you how the equipment ran.

The first step is tracking down all of the physical devices. You will need to track down every piece. Ask co-workers and managers. But track them down. Be diligent about it.

Lastly, know your inventory so that maintaining or administering can be done easily. It is better to know about it ahead of time and be prepared rather than be surprised to find a piece of hardware that the company has had for two years.

You should be identifying the equipment now and documenting. So learn while you are doing it. Ask questions.

* What is the Operating System

* How much Memory does it have?

* What is the CPU speed?

* How fast is the network card?

* What is the IP address?

* Does it require special configuration settings?

You get the point now.

Copyright (c) 2006 Buddy Shearer

Buddy Shearer is not a sought-after Internet marketer but rather a regular guy trying to make a living. He can be found building up Network Management Consultant and other useful information.

Should You Use Refilled Cartridges In Your Printer?

There are both pros and cons to using refilled cartridges in your inkjet printer, no matter what brand you own. If you listen to the manufacturers, refilled cartridges can damage your printer and void your warranty.

If you listen to the refill companies, on the other hand, the cartridges will work as well as the originals, at a much lower cost.

The truth is somewhere in the middle - here are some of the pros and cons of refill ink.


The biggest advantage of refill ink is the lower cost. They cost less than half the price of a new cartridge, and this can really add up over the life of a printer.

And no only do you save money, but you're also recycling the ink cartridge, which is better for the environment.

Another advantage of refill ink is the availability. If you keep a refill kit on hand, it won't matter when your cartridge runs out - you can just refill it. This is especially helpful if you run out of ink in the middle of the night or you use a printer like Dell, whose ink is not available anywhere except by ordering from Dell (and waiting for it to be shipped).


One of the biggest cons of refilled ink cartridges is they can be tricky to refill. The printer manufacturers are making it harder and harder to refill their cartridges, and if you're not careful you can have problems after filling them.

Air bubbles can form in the ink which can translate to splotchy printing. The refill process can also be messy, with spilled ink being a common problem. Ink stains are next to impossible to remove so you want to be sure you're not wearing good clothes or working over carpet when refilling your cartridge.

And finally, using refilled ink can void your warranty in some cases. If you have a problem and it's determined to be caused by the aftermarket ink, your printer warranty won't apply. You have to weigh the cost of ink versus the cost of replacing your printer and make your own call on this point.

Frank Bolsom writes about refill inkjet cartridges and other related topics for the Inketeria website. For more money-saving printer tips, visit