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RoomAlive Converts Any Room into a Video Game Hologram

Oct 31, 2014 in Tech. 0 Comment

RoomAlive Converts Any Room into a Video Game Hologram

The newest creation from Microsoft can turn an entire room into an interactive gaming environment. RoomAlive uses multiple LCD projectors along with a Kinetic motion tracking system to turn the walls of almost any room into an active 3-D mapping grid that senses a user’s motions and instantly interacts with the game. 

Motion sensors in video consoles are not new; the Wii gaming system uses them. But with the RoomAlive system, instead of a television screen, all four walls and the floor are used to create an experience that puts users inside the action. This takes virtual reality to a whole new level.

How it Works

The cameras and sensors are mounted to the ceiling, so no bulky glasses or headgear is needed. The key to this system’s uniqueness is the projector depth-camera unit, also known as a ProcamBy using six Procam units to project maps, you can animate every square inch of a room.

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Dealing with Issues When You Live in a Homeowner’s Association

Oct 29, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Dealing with Issues When You Live in a Homeowner’s Association

Living in a community as part of a homeowner’s association has distinctive advantages. HOA fees help with regular maintenance of common areas like pools, lawns, elevators, roofing and other necessities and amenities. However, there are also some issues that arise from time to time. Take a look at these common scenarios to learn how to make sure you and your HOA are a good fit.

Potential Conflicts

It’s a good idea to get acquainted with your HOA board processes to see how it handles various matters. Board positions are typically filled by volunteers. Check out the minutes from the most recent board meeting, and if possible, sit in on one before you buy. Petty squabbles and power struggles are warning signs. Meetings should be conducted in a professional and courteous manner.

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Best Halloween Attractions in the U.S.

Oct 27, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

Best Halloween Attractions in the U.S.

Next to candy and other special treats, one of the things you’re sure to associate with Halloween is the best haunted house attraction in your area. Of course, some of them take scaring visitors to a whole new level. Everyone loves a good thrill, and these creepy locations across the U.S. are definitely terrifying and twisted. 

Bates Motel

The Bates Motel is synonymous with the ultimate fright for most people. The movie Psycho has created the perfect backdrop as a prerequisite to visiting this hotel. Watch the movie before you go to ensure you’re prepared for the story behind the horror that is sure to follow. You will find this adventure tucked away in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. 

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Longest Running TV Game Shows

Oct 24, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

Longest Running TV Game Shows

Television game shows have been entertaining America and challenging minds for decades. With cash, prizes and trips on offer, it’s no surprise that viewers tune in day after day to see who might win big. 

Jeopardy

If you have questions, then Jeopardy will provide the answers. This show has been awarded 27 Daytime Television Emmys and its viewers are in the millions. Host Alex Trebek has been at the forefront of this successful game show, giving the answers to contestants who buzz in to give the quickest question response. 

Jeopardy allows the winner to continue playing until they are defeated. It was Ken Jennings in 2004 that had everyone wondering just how far he would go in the game. The answer was 74 wins with over $2.5 million in winnings. The show has been on air since 1984 and there is no end in sight.

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When and How to Refinance Your Mortgage

Oct 22, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

When and How to Refinance Your Mortgage

Many homeowners choose to refinance to lock in a fixed interest rate or reduce their monthly payment. However, a lower payment doesn’t always mean you’ll save money. Knowing the right time and process for refinancing goes a long way toward making a wise decision.

Refinancing Pros and Cons

There are several pros to refinancing.

-Lower interest rates can significantly reduce your monthly payment and the overall amount you pay.

-Shortening the length of your mortgage term increases your monthly payment, but saves you much more in the long run. However, be aware that you may do just as well by paying a little extra each month under your current terms.

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