Video game fun with Wolfram|Alpha

Ready to get your geek ALL THE WAY on for this holiday weekend (in the States)? Go to Wolfram|Alpha and type any of the following:

graph Mario curve
graph Donkey Kong curve
graph Wario curve
graph Waluigi curve
graph Koopa curve
graph Goomba curve
graph Bowser curve
graph Sonic curve
graph Eggman curve (OR graph Robotnik curve).

Leave a comment if you find more characters to draw!

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 specs, pricing, and details


Microsoft just wrapped up their Surface event, and they announced the Surface Pro 3. Me? I’m a geek. So here is the stuff that matters!

General Surface Pro 3 specs:

What would you pay for a Microsoft Subscription?

Yesterday, Microsoft officially announced Office for iPad. The app will allow anyone who downloads it to view read-only versions of their documents stored in OneDrive. However, to modify your documents, you must be a paying Office 365 subscriber. Also, I have recently been considering signing up for an Xbox Music Pass. Not only that, but I have an ongoing Xbox Live Gold Member subscription.

This got me thinking. Imagine some sort of “Microsoft Subscription” that enabled access to the works? Xbox Live, Office 365, let’s say 50 or 100GB of bonus OneDrive storage, Xbox Music Pass… everything! What would you pay? If the MSRP of Office 365’s base package is $60 for one year. A year of Xbox Live Gold is $59.99, and Xbox Music, if paid up front, is $99.99. You’re looking at $220 worth of products, if you pay in advance. Paying month by month brings both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Music to $120/year, each. So, what would you pay for a “Microsoft Subscription” to unlock it all? $150? $200? What other products would you want out of your subscription fee? If it were $250 and included a downloadable desktop version of Office to install your PC? A Windows license that always allowed you to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Windows?

More importantly, do you believe something like this will happen in the future? Feel free to comment below.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs (Snapdragon & Exynos)

Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Size: 142 x 72.5 x 8.1
Weight: 145g
2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU*
2GB of RAM
16/32GB storage capacity
microSD support up to 64GB
5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080)
16-megapixel camera with UHD 4K video recording at 30fps
2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps)
USB 3.0
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80 MIMO (2×2) Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0 BLE/ANT
NFC
IR Transceiver
2800mAh battery
IP67 Dust and Water Resistant (est. 30 minutes under 3 ft. of water)
Fingerprint scanner
Heart rate sensor

*It has already been suggested the later version of the S5 (“Standard” vs. “Prime” are rumored names I have seen) will be released with an Exynos 2.1 Ghz Octa-Core CPU, allowing even higher on screen resolutions and better game performance, among other performance gains.