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New Year's Eve!, Time Square's New Year's Ball


So, today is New Year's Eve and i actually don't have much to talk about, but i'm really bored. Today, i woke up at around 2 p.m. after winning the bet between me and my girlfriend last night. She ended up sleeping at around 6:45 a.m. and, since i won, i made her say, "You are the king of nocturnal-ness." Lol, well, yes so i won, just like i predicted. Anyways, i've been awake for just over 3 hours now and, as i said earlier, i am bored. I was playing Hot Shots Golf Fore! a little bit earlier, but i can't play right now because i won't finish my tournament, since i have to leave in about 5 minutes for church (Yes, on New Year's Eve).

I don't really have much to talk about, so i figured i might as well talk about the New Year's ball. Tonight's New Year's ball that drops in Times Square will have 3 times more LED's than last year's ball and will still somehow manage to be 20% more energy efficient. As you can see in the timeline above, these are the transformations that the Times Square New Year's ball has gone through in the last 100 years. Gizmodo.com states that, "To celebrate the century-old tradition, the new ball will stay on display all year long in Times Square." So, yup, that's my short blog today. I'm, most likely, off to Aldric's house later, so i will be back New Year's Day =D.

Happy New Year's Everyone!

New Year's Ball (and picture): http://gizmodo.com/5121451/the-times-square-new-years-ball-timeline

New Year's Eve, LG's 480Hz TV, 7-9 inch iPod Touch?

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Today's is December 31st 2008, New Year's Eve. I will, hopefully, be spending the last quarter of my day at my cousin, Aldric / Cathleen's, house. If we get there early enough, i might even get to play Rock Band or Playstation Home tonight, i'm psyched. This is all resting on-the-fact that my mom even wants to go to their place. Now that me and my mom are talking, i was nice enough to shovel the snow this morning just about a half hour ago, 5:15 a.m. You might be reading this and ask, Why are you awake this early? Because, i haven't slept yet. Nikki and her brother were 'teasing' me Tuesday night about how i always sleep early. They said that the past 2 day's i've been sleeping kind of early, compared to what time they slept at. I told them that i had to wake up early on Monday and Tuesday, so that was the reason why i slept early. Anyways, i took this as a challenge, so, i'm going to sleep later than both of them, which will actually be kind of tough because they are both working on a puzzle. Nikki finally got her Christmas gift from her parents, which was a huge puzzle, she got 2. One consisted of 1000 pieces and the other one is 2000 pieces. They've been working on it for around 7 hours, but it looks to me as if they're both getting tired. I'll definitely win.

So, at next year's CES (2009) LG will be revealing many things to the world. The one we'll talk about today is LG's 480Hz TV. Before reading this article on techtree.com, i actually knew nothing about what "480Hz TV" meant. But, it actually is kind of neat once you know a couple of things. So, Hz stands for Hertz and the number of Hertz relates to the images per second displayed on the TV. So, these 480 Hz TV's dubbed the name "TruMotion 480" are actually quite impressive. Why? Because LCD TV's nowadays are only running about 120Hz so these TV's will actually quadruple the amount of images per second (since 480Hz / 120 Hz = 4). Therefore, this basically means crystal sharp images on these bad-boys. These TV's are "expected to make its commercial debut in late 2009."

A new rumour has surfaced about Apple and it's new iPod Touch hitting our markets. A quote from techcrunch.com states that, "expect a large screen iPod touch device to be released in the Fall of '09, with a 7 or 9 inch screen. Prototypes have been seen and handled by one of our sources, and Apple is talking to OEMs in Asia now about mass production." That is a lot of good, juicy information. It also sounds like very good news. I hope that Apple can also find a way to lengthen the battery life on these devices. By the time these come out, maybe i'll have a job at either Best Buy or Future Shop and i can actually buy one of these. Until then, let's all cross our fingers for both: me getting a job and, of course, that these iPod Touch rumours are true.

LG's 480Hz TV (and picture): http://www.techtree.com/India/News/LGs_480Hz_TV_to_Appear_at_CES_09/551-97211-893.html
iPod Touch (and picture): http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/12/30/large-form-ipod-touch-to-launch-in-fall-09/