Category: FTW

Rave Or Go Home: Adventure Club & More @ Big Week 2015

20151227_220724This is was a fun outing, despite the fact I was practically deaf a day afterwards. In the pursuit of more lifestyle-oriented posts and general tomfoolery expressed with great photographs, you’ll see me embark on many different adventures on LaptopMemo in 2016.

On the 27th of December 2015, I ventured out to Pier 36 with my right-hand man as well as press/VIP status thanks to some friends at RPM. Why the hassle? Well, the fantastic Canadian EDM duo, Adventure Club was going to be there. In other words, I had to be there to see my long-lost brothers of the bass drop.

Skrillex Getting Spooky At Pier 94 NYC This Halloween, Bringing ‘Marshmello’

skrillexIt’s been rumored that Skrillex would make a return to the grandeur of New York City at some point, but no one expected it to be on Occtober 31st — Halloween, to those of you potentially living under a rock.

It’s not a one-man show however; good old Skrilly is bringing the aptly-named “Marshmello” to the stage at Pier 94 in NYC. It’ll be the sweetly named DJ’s first time ever performing a live show, with the current line-up consisting of Skrillex, Marshmello himself, Sliink, Leikeli47, Jahlil Beats and Vindata.

Naturally, being that EDM and the happenings in this city are of our utmost attention, keep your eyes peeled (and your costumes ready) for a special feature during and after the event at Pier 94 — sorry, the Pier of Fear.

Until then, don’t let the scary sprites bite.

Via: Pier of Fear

Tips on Increasing Security at Your Business

The owning of a small business is no easy job and in order to do it right you will have to invest a lot of money. There are a number of things a business owner has to keep up with and one of the most important is the security of their building. With all of the crime going on all across the country, finding a way to keep your employees and your possessions safe should be a top priority. The following are a few tips to use when trying to increase the security of your business.

It’s Okay To Lust Over The Nvidia Titan X, The World’s Most Advanced GPU

titanxThe Titan X will receive its own conference on March 17-20, but Nvidia is willing to shed some preliminary details on their most powerful, and arguably the world’s most advanced, graphics processing unit (GPU). Pop this into your desktop PC (with a large enough power supply) and you’ll most likely be able to render, draw, game, or visualize anything — and then some.

Featuring a whopping 8 billion transistors (a billion jump from the 7 billion in last year’s Titan Z), the Titan X is powered by new Maxwell architecture, and with it integrates a healthy 12 gigabytes of VRAM (video random access memory).

Pricing yet to be announced, but considering Nvidia’s previous top-of-the-line graphics cards pass the thousand mark, expect the Titan X to break new ground in costs as well.

Via: Nvidia

HTC One M9: The 20MP Camera, 5-Inch Full HD Touting Smartphone


Above, the new HTC One M9. It’s the similar industrial design seen in the M8, and the M7 before it.

HTC’s trademark BoomSound speakers (with Dolby Audio tuning) adorn the top and bottom, a full 1080p HD 5-inch display is your window into its world, and an aluminum unibody design persists, but in four colors: pink, gun metal grey, gold, and two-tone gold silver. HTC Sense 7 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, to the delight of all.

A Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor is helped out by 3GB of RAM. The battery is a whopping 2840mAh, with 32GB of storage (expandable with microSD cards, 21GB of which is usable). Most interesting is the elimination of the UltraPixels on the back, which have been so-so throughout the years in terms of performance. Instead, HTC has used the UltraPixel technology for the front-facing camera, in an attempt to use the larger pixels to attain better night-time selfies. The back 20MP camera however, is your conventional yet top-spec camera sensor with 4K video recording. It’s really an evolutionary upgrade — the One M9

The new One M9 launches in the U.S. in mid-March on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

The Aston Martin Vulcan Is Cooler Than Any Other Aston

VuI_01-newsheroThe Aston Martin Vulcan, the company’s new car built specifically for the race track. Powered by a 7.0-liter V12 engine block, producing over 800 horsepower. All that power is shifted with a mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox.

The body, which is undeniably insane, futuristic and speed-infused is a carbon fiber monocoque, and hopefully predicts the aesthetics of future production models. 24 Vulcans will be built worldwide with full FIA race safety requirements.

All that’s left now is another car fast enough (and a driver) to race it against.

Via: Aston Martin 

Net Neutrality Victory: The FCC Will Propose The Web As A Title II Utility

fcc-tom-wheelerInternet advocacy won. From Reddit, Tumblr, Netflix, Google and many, many others. Today, Tom Wheeler and the FCC brought forward a plan to reclassify ISPs (Internet Service Providers) under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Essentially, making it a public utility.

This is a solid victory for net neutrality, and begins to draw borders with ISPs such as Verizon, Comcast, and Time Warner, who have been attempting to privatize and add privilege to sections of the Internet, even going as far to bringing it into the court of law.

As Tom Wheeler put it: “I am submitting to my colleagues the strongest open internet protections ever proposed by the FCC,” Wheeler wrote. “These enforceable, bright-line rules will ban paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services.”

Even more interesting is the decision to lump wireless networks with wired broadband, so that the tether can be just as strong. Meanwhile, ISPs are mobilizing and beginning legal strategy.

Round two, begins.

Via: Wired, FCC

The Ferrari 488 GTB Is An “Entry-Level” Supercar, Blows Minds

1-ferrari-anteriore-1280x0_2SCHR7Ah, yes. A new Ferrari, named the 488 GTB.

It’s environmentally more sound than its predecessor, the 458 Italia, with 260g/km CO2 emissions. It’s also faster, reaching 0-62mph in 3 seconds flat, and 124mph in just 8.3 seconds total. It’s insane, is the world you’re looking for. Engine-wise, this is possible via a 661bhp 3.9-liter V8 engine with 561lb ft of torque. Oh, and twin turbochargers, just for a “pinch” more of power.

It’s a beautiful sight, with styling from the “XX” division of Ferrari’s somehow-more-insanely-fast track division. More details on the 48 GTB will be released at the Geneva Motor Show, next month.

Via: Ferrari