Day: May 11, 2017

Sony's PlayStation 3 120GB Slim Console

The Sony PS3 Slim is finally here. Having undergone a diet, the once "fat" video game console has emerged as a slimmer, trimmer cooler version of its original self and is not too different from the original version.

The Slim is smaller in size, a lower price tag and has a 120GB HDD this is up from the original's 80GB. It has the same features as the original PS3 yet consumes 34 percent less power. It also takes up about 32 percent less space. A matted finish replace the glossy black finish of the original. This is an added bonus for those who worry about fingerprints and dust. However; If you like shiny things, all is not loss. There is still some gloss on the side panels and on the disc drive. A new PS3 logo has been etched on the side.

The hard drive has been moved from the side of the system to front for better accessibility. If you do so choose, you can replace the hard drive without voiding the warranty. Unscrew two screws, and you are on your way.

The Slim measures 11.42 x 2.56 x 11.42 in relation to 12.75 x 3.86 x 10.8 in the older PS3 measures.
The Slim weighs 7lbs whereas the original game console weighed at at 11lbs. This decrease in size and weight makes it more haulable from room to room or place to place. The touch- sensitive on / off and disc -eject buttons have been replaced with real buttons which light up when the console is on.

The Slim has a smaller and more energy efficient 45nm version of the cell processor. The original had a 60nm cell processor. This has cut energy consumption by two thirds and has made fan noise ever quieter than before. The ps3 slim has built-in Wi-Fi and two USB ports. The Slim also has a blu-ray drive. The blu-ray drive can be used for movies as well as, games. It has a free online gaming service and a built-in web browser.

The new system has Bravia Sync on it. If you have a Sony TV, this will be an added bonus because it will allow direct control of your console with your television remote control. For those who do not own a Sony TV, this update will not be too important.

The Slim meets backward compatibility with PlayStation 1 games but just like the original there is no backwards compatibility for PS2 games. Meaning you can not play PS2 games on the Slim. Sony says this feature is off the table entirely. To some, this is disappointing. Gamers who still enjoy their PS2 games will have to continue with on using two systems.

There is no longer the option to install an alternative operating system. The slim does not have infrared port. Which means non-Bluetooth universal remotes are not compatible with PS3 Slim.

The Slim can stand vertically or horizontally. The Slim tend to become less stable when spinning a disk. You …

Read more

Wrongful Death Law in California, a Basic Understandng

In the state of California, the law relating to claims for the loss resulting from wrongful death is a creature of statute and it may often be found complicated or even unfounded. You need to understand your rights and those of others when someone you love dies due to others’ actions.

If the death was caused by negligence or intentional misconduct of another person, it is considered wrongful death. This also includes malpractice by a doctor who fails to treat a curable condition in time, or performs a surgery carelessly that results in death. The deceased’s loved ones often have a valid claim after car accidents, slips, trips and falls that lead to unexpected deaths. The same rights follow in the event that an intentional act, like assault and battery, directly results in death.

One of the most conflicting decisions to make in law regarding wrongful death is determining who is allowed, or has standing, to bring a lawsuit. The standing is the right to bring a wrongful death action and that depends on statutes that deal with the order in which the surviving people are entitled to the belongings of the dead. For instance, usually in a wrongful death action the ones with standing are the husband or wife and the kids. Typically, siblings, parents, and other family members of the victim lack standing to bring a suit, but there are complex rules with some exceptions to determine who is able to recover damages that can sometimes allow those people to have standing.

Such instances could be if there are no children or spouse, then the domestic partner may bring suit. In cases where the immediate family is not alive, then it would go to next surviving relative which would be the grandchildren if there were any.

It is correct even if the parents of the deceased are alive, unless either of them or both were supported by the dead. Complicating matters even further the surviving spouse of a void or voidable marriage who’s found by the court to have believed in good faith the marriage to the decedent was valid may have a viable suit.

Damages can be addressed only after standing has been determined. Never forget that damages in these and other personal injury actions can be generally classified as economic or non-economic. Economic damages are intended to cover funeral expenses, burial expenses, and lost support. Damages not affecting economy include the loss of relationship between surviving loved ones and the deceased.

Detailed Economic Damages:

1. Financial support contributed by the decedent to the family during either the life expectancy before his/her death or the life expectancy of surviving loved one, whichever one is shorter;

2. The shortfall of gifts or other such benefits that are anticipated to be received by the loved person from the deceased;

3. Cost of funeral and burial;

4. An estimate of the household services that the decedent would have offered.

In the case of non-economic damages, law to the following limits …

Read more