Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Iron Man Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

What's up everyone today on HeroTechBlog we’re going to look at the official:

Limited Edition Iron Man Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge


Now I have to say this phone is really something different, there aren't many of these in the world, and in fact it was a limited launch that started in Korea to begin with and only 1000 of these phones were being made available to consumers with the release number stamped on the back of the phone. The Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge is more of a collector’s item than a regular every day phone (but it still can be used as an everyday phone). The design of the phone is inspired by Tony Stark's Iron Man suit. It has the same 5.1 inch quad HD dual edge display as the regular S6 Edge coupled with custom internals, 64 gigabytes of storage and a 16 megapixel camera. It is also outfitted with that Iron Man red body and gold accents which are pretty hot and when you pair that with the arc reactor wireless charger, that my friends is a winning combination. It also comes with a pair of headphones, a slick USB cable, a wall charger and some pointless paper and a fancy clear case so you don’t scratch the crap out of your fancy new phone should you decide to use it for everyday life.

I am a little mixed  about the giant Iron Man face smashed  right on the back, I kind of wish it was  a little smaller or actually did  something like have the eyes light up, now that would be all kinds of awesome. It comes sporting a custom Iron Man theme (a variant of the Iron Man theme already in the Samsung Theme Store) with sharp red and gold (instead of silver) and it effects the whole look of the phone right down to the icons such as the dialer, contacts, messages and even the app drawer. You also get a new sound pack and four wallpapers to choose from which is actually three because one is basically a giant ad letting you know that the Avengers is in theatres now. What I thought that might be the biggest shame of this phone is the fact that you don’t actually get Jarvis, you do however still get Google which compared to Siri is a clear second to Jarvis.

Joking aside, it really is a shame Samsung didn't make these more widely available especially with the insane reaction to the launch video, I think they could have killed it especially in the United States and Europe.
With such scarcity of this phone, it has been fetching obscene prices on eBay with one Chinese fan who paid an unbelievable ninety one thousand dollars for this phone, so get ready to shell out the big bucks if you want to purchase this phone. If you are lucky enough to find one on eBay most are going for a price of somewhere between twenty eight to forty five hundred dollars.




Well I hope you enjoyed this post. Tell us what you think in the comments below and I’ll see you in the next post.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Venom

Today on HeroTechBlog we'll explore a brief history of the most famous enemy of Spider-Man:

Venom


Venom is in fact an alien symbiote who requires bonding to a host to survive and its most famous host is Eddie Brock. As with all magazine characters there are typically re-imagined and totally different versions to a characters past, we've chosen to follow one plot that unfolded within the comic books. 
The symbiote in fact, first bonded to Spider-Man and not Eddie Brock after a battle where Spider-Man had damaged his costume. The symbiote bonded to him offering him a new stronger suit, however after Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four encouraged spider-man to research his costume further he learned that the suit was in fact a parasite attempting to bond physically and mentally to him. 
Spider-Man goes to a clock tower hoping the intense sound of the bells would destroy the symbiote freeing him from the costume however it is Spider-Man who succumbs to the noise first. It is then discovered that in its time bonded to Spider-Man the symbiote had learned human emotions and more importantly how to act on them. 
The symbiote sacrifices itself in order to save Spider-Man and slithers away weak and dying into the church below where it finds a suicidal man by the name of Eddie Brock to bond with who had his own ties to Spider-Man. Brock had been a respectable journalist living in New York when investigating a story involving the serial killer named Sin-Eater. Brock finds a man confessing to the crimes and after reporting it, it is discovered that Spider-Man had in fact caught the real Sin-Eater and the man Brock had found and accused turned out to be a compulsive confessor.
Humiliated and discredited for his mistake Brock's wife leaves him and he is fired from his job. Blaming everything on Spider-Man, Brock began a physical training regimen that put his body in peak form, this also help fuel his violent obsession with Spider-Man. Attracted by his great source of emotion and physical form the symbiote costume gave Brock the same abilities as Spider-Man and in many ways made him more powerful. After the symbiote costume divulges to Brock all the information it discovered about Spider-Man including his secret identity. Brock names himself as Venom claiming he is the poison to Peter Parker and Spider-Man. Paranoid that the costume would abandon him for Spider-Man given the chance, Venom vows to kill Spider-Man and his family. 
It is also worth mentioning that the Venom symbiote has an offspring Carnage, but we won’t talk about Carnage here as he will need his own post.

For a more detailed look check out Origin History of Venom.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Batman's Utility Belt

It's been said, there is a tool for every job and that there is no problem out there too big that cannot be fixed without the proper application of the proper tool. But sometimes problems are too complex for just one tool, like when you are the Caped Crusader fighting a never-ending war against crime and villainy you need an entire arsenal and where else would you find it, but in your trusted Utility Belt.


So let’s take a closer look at them and the Utility Belt.


The utility belt is easily one of the oldest and most recognisable pieces of Batman equipment which has been with the hero since day one when he first premiered in the pages of Detective Comics number 27 all the way back in September 1939.



The belt is used for a lot more than just keeping up the Dark Knight pants, it also houses all of his different crime fighting devices. While no one is exactly 100% certain of its contents, most of the time the Caped Crusader tends to change his load out to better fit his current situation, the belt is usually stocked with Batarangs and hold his gas-powered grappling gun.



While perhaps unremarkable looking at first glance the belt has more in common with a "D&D Bag of Holding" and capable of carrying whatever the writer's feel the Dark Knight should need and much, much more. The belt has under gone a number of style changes over the years from just a simple yellow line around the Caped Crusader waist to be a much more bulky commando style set of pouches like in the pages of "Batman: Year One" to being something more in line with a soldier tactical wear like today.



As a fighter Batman's Utility Belt comes complete with all manner of weapons including Batdarts, Grappling Hook, Thermite Grenades, Smoke Grenades and Pellets (for confusing enemies or for making a quick escape) and sometimes even a lone marble for, well,  I'm not exactly sure what that's for but when you're the Dark Knight than you could always find use for a single marble.
Now in his role as a detective and keeping the peace, the Gotham Knight also uses his Utility Belt to help carry around all his CSI tech including but not limited to things like evidence bags, fingerprint dusting kit, BatTracers and sometimes even BatCuffs and those are just the obvious tools of the crime fighting trade. What about some of the more outlandish things that Batman has ever kept in his belt over the years, like some Kryptonite for battling rouge Kryptonians, silver nitrate, anti-fire foam and everyone's favourite Adam West edition Bat-Shark-Repellent, yes the Caped Crusader is indeed always prepared, even for sharks.



Now over the course of his 75 years, the Dark Knights foes have always been very drawn to his Utility Belt as a symbol of the Dark Knights strength. To deter thieves Caped Crusader has in place all manner of security measures including special lock that only he can open as well as powerful stun gases. Writers also use this is a chance to ratchet up tension, oh no Batman lost his utility belt how is he possibly going to get out of this one. The Utility Belt has become such an important piece of the Gotham Knight's crusade on crime and villainy that all of his sidekick and affiliated Bat Family characters have their own variation of the belt. It's like a membership card or something. You become a Robin, you get a Utility Belt.

And that everyone is a little primer on probably what is the most Super Accessory out there in the DC Universe.

Leave a comment below of what you would have in your Bat-Utility Belt if you had one.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

5 FACTS about Superman you probably didn't know

Everyone knows Superman. He's faster than a speeding bullet, can leap tall buildings in a single bound, can shoot lasers out of his eyes, can fly and is super strong, or is he? Today we go over some facts about Superman you probably didn't know.


Number 5: He couldn't always fly.

Superman made his appearance first in 1938 and his bio in the comic only stated that he was exceptionally strong, could withstand anything less than a bursting shell from a tank and was able to leap one-eighth of a mile.

In superman’s radio series it was the first time Superman's flying ability was mentioned finally in 1941 his flying ability was added into the comics and of course there were many more powers to come.


Number 4: Powers.

Speaking of powers there have been a plethora of them that people don't even know Superman possesses aside from super-strength, flight, enhanced hearing, invulnerability and super breath. Superman also has the abilities of microscopic vision, telescopic vision, heat vision, hypnotism, hyper ventriloquism, he can learn different languages quickly along with an ability to make a miniature version of himself and shoot it out of his hand.

Now there are many other powers but I think we're going to stop there.

Number 3: The very first Superman was evil.

Superman is known as an iconic character who was revered among many and I bet you didn't know that he was initially evil.

On January 1933 a short story written by Jerry Siegel called "The Reign of Superman" was published and it featured Superman as a telepathic villainous character, who just happens to look like Lex Luthor, one of Superman's arch nemesis.

Number 2: Kryptonite's birth.

Just like Superman's ability to fly, Kryptonite was incorporated into Superman's radio series in 1943, because his voice actors wanted to take some time off.

Needing to come up with a plausible backstory that would explain superman's absence the creator's came up with Kryptonite. They got away with not using the voice actors by placing Superman in a trap made of Kryptonite, in which he just made odd painful groans.


Number 1: The Gay Kryptonite.

And while we're on the topic of Kryptonite there was an alternate pink version of the material that seemed to possess the ability to turn Superman into a homosexual.

That’s right, Kryptonite that turns Superman gay.


Pink Kryptonite only made one appearance in issue 79 of the Supergirl comics, it's said that it was used to satire the Silver Age comic stories.

Hopefully some of these facts were new to you and give you a little insight on Superman and his history. But tell us, if you were given Superman's powers, what would you do with them? Would you be a hero or villain? Let us know in the comments below.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Batman V Superman: Can a Man Defeat a God?

Batman and Superman are two of the most iconic superheroes in the world and for years fans have debated who would win the battle between them. Today I would suggest that not only can Batman beat Superman but the caped crusader can still win even if he loses that battle.

First, let’s explore the ideology and moral nature of both heroes.




Bruce Wayne was born to Dr. Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha. Thomas and Martha Wayne were two very wealth and charitable socialites of Gotham City. Bruce was brought up in Wayne Manor (a huge mansion on the grounds outside Gotham City) where he led a happy and privileged life until his parents were killed by a criminal while on their way home from the theatre. Witnessing the murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne swore an oath to spend his life fighting crime.



Born on Krypton baby Kal-El was sent to Earth to avoid the destruction of the planet. After crashing on Earth in a Kryptonian Spacecraft, he was found by Jonathan and Martha Kent (an interesting point that both the mothers were named Martha), who adopted and raised him as their own son, Clark Kent.
Clark was raised on the Kent Farm in Smallville, Kansas. While growing up he was taught the values of Love, Generosity, Kindness, Graciousness, Truth, Justice and The American Way. Clark also had to deal with the loss of loved ones and the moral dilemma of not being able to save his father (Jonathan Kent) from death, when it was well within his powers to do so. It is the combination of these experience that make up the unwavering values and moral code of Superman.

For Batman, Superman’s ‘Boy Scout’ and optimistic outlook isn't a strength, it is a sign of naivety and a dangerous liability in the hands of an extra-terrestrial with god like powers. With the loss of his parents Bruce knows it only takes an act of random violence to bring one to the edge of ones sanity. What if Kal-El was driven to madness or became frustrated with humanity and sought to protect the world through dictatorship and acts of intimidation and aggression? This is the kind of worst case scenarios that only an obsessive and pessimistic vigilante like Batman can see coming, so it’s understandable that the Dark Knight would take precautions in order to protect humanity from any potential threat from the Kryptonian.





Almost everyone would conclude (without a moment’s thought) that the victor, in hand-to-hand combat would most definitely be Superman as he battles with raw physicality and superhuman powers, thus should make quick work of a billionaire in a mask and cape. But Bruce Wayne is more than your typical costumed vigilante. He’s a costumed vigilante and genius inventor with access to KRYPTONITE who relies on his athletic prowess, cunning detective skills, tactical savvy and specialised implementation of custom built weaponry. 
Bruce Wayne has used his wealth, intelligence and a secret division in Wayne Enterprises to create some of the most sophisticated tech gadgets in his arsenal to battle superman. The top two 'Counter-Superman-Measures' employed by the Dark Knight are Power Armour and Kryptonite infused tech. 
It is this technology and his renowned Utility Belt which houses everything from smoke bombs to liquid capsules which the Dark Knight has infused with Kryptonite from Superman’s home planet that always gives Batman the edge (or get himself out of trouble) when battling the Man of Steel.



Even with the use of Power Armor and Kryptonite, Batman has never been able to outright defeat Superman physically – but only subdue him, which begs the question: Why would Batman ever fight Superman? The answer in short: To show the world a human with the tenacity, passion and guile can make, even a god-like being bleed and remind Kal-El that, should the Man of Steel ever overstep the line between do-gooder and protector, heroes can and will rise to stop him.


In conclusion a moral, not physical victory is usually the outcome in nearly every battle that Batman and Superman will face (as long as there is no mind controlling factors in place). Given their history and mutual respect for each other, it makes sense that the most important thing Batman may ever do, is keep Superman grounded - even if the Bat has to take a beating in order to secure an ideological victory.


Do you agree with us?

Leave a comment and tell us what you think.


[Source]

Wikipedia (Batman Superman)

DC Guide

Screenrant

DC World

Quora

Injustice: Gods among Us (Full Movie)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Part 1 & 2)

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Justice League: Doom

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox


Thursday, 24 March 2016

10 Benefits of Bluetooth

Below, are 10 benefits and reasons to use Bluetooth technology.


1.  Wireless
As you likely already know, presently there are many benefits and advantages to using wireless devices. Along with increasing safety coupled with removing wires you don't need to have, wireless also provides you a great deal of other advantages. Whenever travelling with your laptop or notebook or other wireless gadgets, you'll no longer have to bother about bringing interconnection cables.





2.  Wireless Bluetooth is cheap and cost effective
The technology of Bluetooth is reasonable and inexpensive for firms to implement, resulting in lower reduced costs for the company.  These savings are then simply passed from the business on to you.


3.  Wireless Bluetooth is automatic

Bluetooth does not require you set up a connection or push any buttons all the time.  When several devices enter a range of up to 20-30 feet of each other, they will automatically commence to communicate without you having to do anything at all. 



4.  Standard protocol
Bluetooth is standardised wireless, which means high level of compatibility and security among devices, is guaranteed.  Bluetooth can hook up devices to each other, even though they are not an equivalent model.


5.  Low interference
Bluetooth devices more often than not avoid interference from other (different) wireless devices.  Bluetooth uses a technique called frequency hopping, and in addition using low power wireless signals.


6.  Low energy consumption

As a result of Bluetooth employing low power signals, the technology requires hardly any energy and will use significantly less battery or electric power as a result. This is an outstanding benefit for mobile equipment, as Bluetooth will not drain the battery.



7.  Sharing voice and data
The standard convention for Bluetooth will enable appropriate devices to talk to each other and share data & voice communications. This is ideal for mobile phones, portable devices and headsets, because Bluetooth simplifies driving and talking on your cellular phone.


8.  Instant PAN (Personal Area Network)
You are able to connect up to seven different Bluetooth devices to one another within a range of up to 20-30 feet, forming a piconet or PAN.  In any single room, you can also established multiple piconets.


9.  Upgradeable
Upgradeable is a standard for Bluetooth.  There are more modern versions of Bluetooth in the works, which offer many new advantages and backward compatible with previous versions.

10.  The technology standard

Wireless Bluetooth technology is a universe standard and is worldwide.  With it being very popular and fashionable, you can count on it being around for many years to come.  Seeing as more and more products begin to make use of Bluetooth technology, more manufacturers will be eager to make many of their products compatible.  A chain reaction will occur, making Bluetooth the norm for innovative wireless technology.