Preparing for Titanfall: Important News This Week in Technology

Titanfall_box_artThis last week has been filled with tons of different updates to the tech world. Most of them have been about robotics and the potential of cybernetics, but a lot of them are still light hearted. During this week, there will be at least 2 major game releases and a few news stories that you might have missed. If you don’t keep that close of a watch on tech news, then you can check out these most stories from all around the Internet.

Titanfall Crashes Literally

Titanfall is one of the most anticipated games of 2014 and it was finally released this week on North American shores. For Microsoft, this game meant a lot more than just a new franchise. Titanfall was supposed to be the game that boosted Xbox One sales, but as it stands, there are problems. First off, the game seems to crash more on the Xbox. At first, there were widespread issues with connectivity; almost no one could connect to the game servers. Another intermittent problem was the crash while customizing gear from the main menu. Within 6 hours Respawn Entertainment has addressed these issues with a patch. Of course, there are still bug reports popping up every once in a while, so you should watch out.

Dark Souls II Ramps Up the Pain

As if the S&M experience Dark Souls I wasn’t enough, the developer upped and created a sequel to the nearly impossible game. The game has received countless positive scores across the board and the hype doesn’t look like it’s dying down. The combat is tighter and refined, so battles feel more in your control. The trademark painful difficulty is still there, but while it is unreasonable, it does try to teach you lessons.

Tales from the Borderlands

Telltale games has grown quite the reputation over their last few releases. The Wolf Among Us was critically acclaimed and its second episode received no less praise. Not to mention their break out hit The Walking Dead. This take on the Borderlands universe is a little strange and is a departure from Telltale’s usual stuff. In it, you get backstory to the huge universe that is Borderlands and it might actually turn out well. And if you’re looking to keep entertained this weekend, why not jump on the leg for Daniel Tosh tour tickets?

Devices to Carry When Leaving Out of Town

From suitcases to power sockets, international-compatible phones and entertainment, we have collected a list of the best and latest gizmos, gadgets and essentials for any business trip either abroad or domestic. Though your passport is essential too so don’t you ever forget it!

So whether you are just on a road trip or going away for a long-haul, transatlantic flight, you will be needing these essential gadgets to keep you organized, connected, productive, powered up and well entertained.

Kensington Absolute Power

Power is one of the essential things that a lot of us forget when traveling. This gadget will keep your devices, including laptops and USB-powered gizmos charged with up to 100watts of power. It is light, small and comes with detachable adapters that can power up a variety of other gadgets, including iPhones or Android phones, and almost any kind of laptop on the market.

Universal plug adapters

If you are traveling to another country, you will need a number of plug adapters so that any power cords you carry with you will be able to plug-and-play straight away. Buy at least two so that your phone, table or laptop can receive simultaneous charging.

Nokia 301 (international-compatible phone)

Going abroad? You will need a phone that will work with a foreign SIM card so you can text, make phone calls and access data on the practical and cheaper scale. It’s lightweight and simple to use, and quad-band for multi-national use. At the same time the phone can reach speed up to HSPA or 3.5G allowing you with fast and secured mobile on the go.

iPod touch (music device)

The latest fifth-generation iPod touch is lighter, thinner “iPad for your pocket,” It features a four-inch, high-resolution display fit for keeping you company on the journey with a clear audio quality, or entertained on a flight with a crisp and sharp display. You will be able to hear your favorite country singers like Hank Williams, Blake Shelton, or Justin Moore songs (more about Justin Moore bio here) even outside the country, or any other downloaded song of your choice anytime and anywhere not needing the reach of network coverage.

Tips When Traveling to a Concert in a Far Venue

There are a lot of musicians out there who deserve to be followed every time they have a concert. Even if you have seen them perform before, you still get excited seeing them perform every time. This is true especially for rock bands that are as good as Imagine Dragons. Lucky for you, they are set for a concert tour this 2014. Thus, if you are a huge fan and you intend to follow the concert tour, you might have to follow them even if you live several miles away from the venue. If you are driving all the way to reach the concert, here are some tips that you need to remember:

  • Don’t forget to pack all the essentials ahead of time. This includes your personal belongings, gadgets, concert tickets, food, repair kit, cash, and many others. If you are driving for more than 5 hours, you might also need to plan in advance where you will do a stopover to get something to eat or perhaps refuel.
  • Determine key places on the way to the venue just you need to get something. This includes a department store, ATM machine, repair shop, gas station, police station, and calling stations. You might have to stop to these places when needed.
  • Drive to the venue several hours ahead of time. It is better to be way advanced than the original schedule rather than be late. Take note that popular musicians can really stir heavy traffic. Therefore, you need to have a margin of time considering all factors.
  • Upon arrival to the venue, observe the instructions of security staff. Make sure that you know where to go for exit. You also have to park your car on a safe place. If you notice someone doing something illegal or planning something dangerous, you have to report them immediately.

Once you have done these preparations, you are all set for the concert. You can check out imagine dragons 2015 tour for some more ideas.

Blake Shelton Has His Own App

blake-shelton-cc-mia-0912spAlmost all of famous artists have their own app, so why not Blake Shelton? He’s that gorgeous judge in The Voice with the ridiculous height and ridiculously great voice. I remember singing and swaying with his first ever hit single “Austin” which pretty much put him into the spotlight of country music.

Since then he got so many awards. In 2001 he was nominated as the Top New Male Vocalist, but in 2013 he finally bagged the Male Vocalist of the Year. He was so awesome, his album “Based On A True Story” was the Album of the Year in the 2013 American Country Awards.

His team in The Voice won three consecutive times already. He got a lot of accomplishments, including the song he co-wrote with his wife, Miranda Lambert, titled Over You. This was the 2012 CMA Awards Song of the Year. It spoke of Blake’s tragic teenage experience as his brother, Richie, died on a car accident.

All of his awesomeness are captured by his own app, perhaps. The Blake Shelton All Access mobile app lives up to its name. It gives you access to latest happenings, like Shelton’s snide comment to Britney Spears’ performance skills at the ACM Awards just yesterday, April 6. It wasn’t pretty.

You can also see countless photos of Blake with Miranda during every event they go to. You also don’t have to hop on YouTube to watch his music videos; it’s all in his app. You can watch HillBilly Gone any time you want to. It also gives you access to all of his songs and upcoming concerts. Track his whereabouts and schedule of tours to see if he’ll be near your area any time soon. This was how I knew all about Blake Shelton tickets 2015.

You can also check his official Facebook and Twitter account in this app. He regularly updates his profile for song production, music events, collaborations, ticket promos, family life, every day goings on, and more.

The app is compatible with iOS and Android, so you can get it whatever mobile device you have. It’s also free, so all you have to do is install it and overdose yourself with Blake Shelton.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Uterus

girl-by-lake_0All of us came from it, but not a lot knows what the uterus really is and how it functions. Here we take a look at what this organ actually does.


The uterus is a female muscular and hollow organ which houses the fertilized egg (zygote), nourishes it and allows it to develop until it forms into a fully grown fetus ready for delivery. A woman’s uterus is located in the pelvic cavity just in between the bowel and the urinary bladder. It is one of the major reproductive organs of the females. It varies from person to person as to appearance and endometrial linings. The uterus communicates with its uterine tubes on its upper part, one on each side. The bottom part of the uterus opens to the vagina.

Once eggs (ova) are released from the ovaries, they pass through the uterine tube ending their way to the uterine cavity. If an egg gets fertilized by a sperm, it forms into a zygote which would then be imbedded to the uterine wall itself and remains there until it is ripe for delivery. The uterus acts as the source of nourishment for the zygote. It undergoes various changes and muscular development as it conforms to the changes the zygote goes through as it develops into a fetus. However, if the egg is not fertilized, the inner walls of the uterus shed off which results to menstruation in women.

Human uterus measure about 7.5 cm in length, 5 cm in breadth and 2.5 cm in thickness. It weighs anywhere between 30 to 40 grams varying on each person. Midway between the uterine apex and base is a narrow portion called the isthmus (outside). Inside, its corresponding portion is called the internal orifice – a portion that narrows towards the opening of the uterus. Just above the isthmus is the body, and below it is the cervix. We call the part of the uterine body that passes through the points of entrance of the uterine tube as the fundus.



The body actually narrows from the fundus to the isthmus. It is composed of the following:

  • Anterior Surface – this is the portion that lies in apposition with the bladder. It is a flattened surface that is covered with peritoneum.
  • Posterior Surface – this is the portion the converse transversely continuing down to the vagina. Just like the anterior surface, it is also covered with peritoneum.
  • Fundus – is that part that curves in all directions and is completely covered with peritoneum (both is vesical and intestinal surfaces). The sigmoid colon and rectum rest on its coils.


The lower narrow portion of the uterus is called the cervix. It is coned shape with shortened apex that is positioned downward and then backward. The structure of the cervix is wider in its middle portion compared to its upper and lower portions. The cervix opens into the anterior part of the vagina:

  • Supravaginal portion – the supravaginal cervix is covered with peritoneum and this extends to the rectum forming what is known as the rectouterine excavation.
  • Vaginal portion – this extends into the anterior part of the vagina just between its fornices. On its lower portion is an opening called as the external orifice of the uterus – it is where the cervix connects with the vagina.

Interior of the Uterus

Unlike how big the organ actually is, the size of its interior is actually small (6.25 cm – measured from the fundus to the external orifice) and is divided into two parts:

  • Body Cavity – it is triangular in shape with its base formed by the interior part of the fundus and its apex by the interior opening of the uterus through which the cavity of the body connects with the cervical canal.
  • Cervical Canal – as mentioned, the cervix comes with wider middle portion compared to its other parts. Above it through the internal orifice is the lower portion of the body cavity while below it through the external orifice is the opening to the vagina.


There are eight ligaments composing the uterus:

  • 1 Anterior Ligament – from the front of the uterus, the anterior ligament extends to the bladder at the point in between its cervix and its body.
  • 1 Posterior Ligament – this extends from the back of the posterior fornix of the vagina to the front of the rectum.
  • Two Lateral Ligaments – these two ligaments pass from the uterine sides towards the lateral walls of the pelvis.
  • Two Uterosacral Ligaments
  • Two Round Ligaments – these are situated between the lateral ligament layers just below the uterine tubes.


The uterus is one of the organs of the body which keeps changing in form and size depending on what period of life you are in.

  • Fetal Stage. As a baby, the uterus is inside the abdominal cavity and it projects to the superior opening of the pelvis. During this stage, the cervix is still larger than the body of the uterus.
  • Pubertal Stage. As you move on into puberty, the uterus enlarges to about 17 grams. Now it descends into the pelvis just below its position during the fetal stage. When your urinary bladder is empty, the uterus is directed forward. But when your bladder is distended, the fundus of the uterus will be directed backwards.
  • Menstrual Stage. The entire organ is enlarged during menstruation. It becomes more vascular and its surfaces rounder. The inner lining become softer and thicker as it sheds off completely until it stops. Once menstruation stops, a new layer of mucous membrane undergoes the proliferation phase to replace those that were shed off.
  • Pregnant Stage. When you are pregnant, the uterus enlarges to accommodate the growth of the fetus. It does this by creating new muscle fibers. It is during this stage that the uterus is at its largest size.
  • Post-delivery Stage. The uterus then gradually goes back to its normal size but nothing similar to its virgin state. It now comes with a large cavity and muscular layers which are more defined.
  • Late Adult Stage. When you reach old age, every organ of your body atrophies including the uterus.

Linux Runs Smoothly With Different OS

unity4announced-06-19-12-02-1340108319Everyone is going crazy for Windows and Mac OS. But don’t underestimate the power of Linux. Having the know-how on how to run Linux is important. Linux can run many things at home even if you’re not using it as your main OS for your desktop. Here are the things you can gradually learn with Linux if you’re not yet decided to go all the way with this OS.

  1. Linux can turn you into a troubleshooting expert. All you need is a live CD then you can boot a computer to fix them. If you accidentally formatted your hard drive you can use Linux as a rescue disc. You’ll be surprised of the help it will give you to be a troubleshooting expert.
  1. Partnering with Chrome is the gateway to numerous awesome apps. Fortunately you can install Linux combined with Chrome OS then run a conventional desktop with lots of cool apps. Great apps for editing, video, games, images will come in handy.
  1. Easy way to webhosting. You may be shocked on the fact that there are many websites that are run by Linux. If you’re running a business, you need to have your own personal webpage like the Play Safe Dogs. It’s important today because people use the web in finding things like kitchen wares, gadgets and even the best dog foods for puppies. With the help of Linux you can even host your own RSS feed.
  1. Linux restores old, slow PC in your house. Perhaps this is one of the best uses of Linux. If you’re PC is outdated, running Windows is the worst idea. You can try Ubuntu, a lightweight Linux distribution and you’ll see the difference. It’s like your PC has been renewed. It may not be capable of doing what Windows are able to do but it’s better than having an efficient computer at home.

It will give you an opportunity to learn by yourself. If you are not convinced with the benefits that Linux is giving you, then you can just do some DIY experiment on how it works. You will not just be surprised of what you will discover but you will also find your way learning about computer stuffs.

Financial Challenges Faced by Aspiring Singers

There are a lot of challenges that will confront you when you aspire to be a singer. All musicians can relate to this. Before they have gone on to become huge people in the industry. Most of them started out small and eventually became popular. The Florida Georgia Line duo for instance started as individual singers who have barely made ends meet. In just 2 years, they managed to make a name in the business. Though some have become lucky, not everyone has the same fate. In fact, there were those who are still struggling until now. If you are an aspiring singer and you really want to push through with your dream, here are some challenges that you have to prepare for financially:

  • If you are thinking of joining singing competitions, take note that the financial rewards are only for those who make it until the end. In fact, in some shows, it is a winner-take-all system. Imagine the odds of being the lucky one to make it as the winner. Along the way, you have to spend a lot. This includes your plane tickets to the audition venue, accommodation expenses, basic necessities and many others. Take note that while waiting for the results, you cannot have any other job as you might be called back to move on.
  • There are also those who are musicians at night, but have other jobs during the day. They just want to sing and push through with their passion. Though this is a wise move, imagine how stressful this could be. Night gigs could end very late. How many hours do you have left for singing? Gigs in bars are not even that high paying.
  • Some artists who really want to establish a name produce their own album. This is a very big risk. Producing an album costs a lot. The possibility of gaining income is very low. If you wish to take this route, then expect for the worst.

In short, you have to be careful before taking the road to stardom. For now, you might want to check out florida georgia line tour schedule and be inspired by their music.

Avoid the Mistakes That Can Surely Ruin a Weekend Getaway

It has been said that even a short vacation can fully recharge you mentally and physically. I want to add to that. I want to say that you can achieve this by careful planning and learning to avoid simple mistakes that can ruin your weekend holiday. Believe me I have been a victim of these mistakes too, which is why I want to share them with you.

Booking a hotel far away from the attractions

You have very limited time so find a hotel that is very near where you are planning to be. If you look for a cheaper hotel that it outside of the city limits, your time on the road will eat up the time that you should spend enjoying the sights that you came to see.

Checking in your luggage

You actually do not have to bring much for a weekend vacation, so do not bother with a big suitcase that will not fit in the overhead compartment. Pack wisely and only bring the things that are absolutely necessary to fit in an overnight bag. This will allow you to be in and out of the airport real quick, giving you more time to enjoy your stay.

Do not try to see everything

Your goal for the weekend trip is to recharge, so you should be relaxing and not stressing yourself by trying to see everything there is to see. Find the attractions beforehand and decide which ones you would absolutely like to visit. The rest of the time you can spend enjoying the beauty of the city with leisurely walks.

Forgetting time differences

You should prepare for the different times zone as soon as you arrive, going by the new one. This will help you to adjust faster and deal with jet lag. Get plenty of outdoor activities so you will enjoy the sun and fresh air, which will give you energy.

If you are planning to watch one of the legs of the Bruno Mars 2015 tour during your weekend getaway, make sure you check out the date and venue early so you can already book your tickets.