How To Fix USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Slow Speed

My brand new 5 Terabytes 3.0 USB Seagate Expansion Desktop external hard drive was transferring data at 15MB/s, and this is super super slow for 3.0 USB external hard drive.  At first, I thought the hard drive was bad even though it is new.  After tinkering with the hard drive and Windows, I finally found the solution to the problem.  It was a Windows’ hard drive policy that prevented this drive from transferring data at the correct speed.  After fixing up the problem, this drive is now transferring at 150 – 200 MB/s data speed.  In the video right after the break, I show you how to speed up your slow external hard drive.  Enjoy!!!

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Lily Camera Is A Futuristic Camera For Everyday People

I see drones!  Oops, I mean camera.  Check out a YouTube video which promotes a new type of camera known as Lily Camera in the bottom of this blog post.  Don’t forget to let me know how exciting you are about the technology in the comment section, OK?

This is not your typical camera in which you have to actively take snapshots and videos.  In fact, it’s not your typical camera at all, because you don’t even have to pay attention to what it is doing.  It seems the video suggests that Lily Camera will just automatically follow you around and take snapshots and videos as how you have instructed it to do so.  In fact, Lily Camera is a waterproof drone in which you throw it in the air and let it be free.  Free to follow you.  Free to take snapshots of you.  Free to take crazy video moments of you.

The specs for this camera/drone are 20 minutes flight time, 2 hours charge time, waterproof, video resolution of 1080p at 60 frames per second, video resolution of 720p at 120 frames per second, photo resolution of 12 Megapixels, front-facing camera, bottom-facing camera, and a whole lot more features such as GPS.

I think once you order this thing you also get a tracking device that you can wear on your wrist.  This is to control the camera/drone’s flight path and whatnot.  According to the article “Lily Camera Is A Drone That Automatically Follows You (link) on Buzzfeed.com, Lily Camera would also record the audio from the wrist’s tracking device so it can add the audio to the video which records by the drone’s cameras.

According to the Buzzfeed.com article that I just mentioned, this neat gadget will be released for the mass in February 2016 for $999, but you can pay for less, roughly around $499, if you are going to preorder Lily Camera now.

It’s cool to have Lily Camera follows you around and takes pictures and videos of you, but I’m worrying about the safety of this device for the owner and the bystanders.  Of course, I think the maker of Lily Camera is also looking at addressing all safety concerns in relation to this gadget before the release, and I do hope the maker of Lily Camera will address all safety issues before Lily Camera gets sold to the mass.

For an example, I’m worrying that something can go really wrong to the bystanders when the battery runs out completely while Lily Camera is still in flight.  Will the drone allot itself enough time to land before the battery would be completely drained?  Another worry of mine about Lily Camera is that you never know the drone can get glitchy and injure the owner’s hand as it lands badly onto the owner’s hand.  Of course, my concerns are not based on facts since nothing like what I have described has yet to occur.  I think Lily Camera is awesome, and I do hope that the maker of this gadget will be able to address all safety issues before the device goes phenomenal.

By the way, 20 minutes flight time is not long enough in my opinion.  I prefer to have a camera drone that is at least 3 hours or more flight time.  The longer the flight time, the better it is in my opinion.

OnePlus One Personal Experience After Using It For 3 Days (Ultra HD)

Just adding a video on YouTube to describe how I felt personally about using OnePlus One after 3 days.  The video is shaky since I’d rarely ever used a smartphone for recording videos, and so I didn’t anticipate for the footage to be so shaky.  The footage I’d taken with OnePlus One is raw; meaning I didn’t use Photoshop or any other video quality enhancement feature to make the footage looks better.  I want the footage to be pristine  just like how it got captured without being edited, showing the real quality of the hardware that I used to capture the footage.  Nonetheless, since the video is way too shaky for normal viewing, and so I had to use a stabilizer feature which came with my video editing software to somewhat stabilize the shaky footage.  In the future, if I’m ever going to do another video recording session with a smartphone, I’ll definitely put more effort in anchoring myself so the footage won’t be too shaky.  Anyhow, check out the video right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

OnePlus One Review (Mobile – Smartphone)

I just got my hands on OnePlus One smartphone from OnePlus, and I’m a very happy man.  Basically, I’d pre-ordered OnePlus One smartphone like a week and half ago, and now I got it.  Check out the short review video I’d made for this awesome smartphone right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Wanting to know how to apply a screen protector to your smartphone such as OnePlus One?  Check out the YouTube video I found on YouTube which shows you how to do just this right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Oneplus.net Is Crashing As Too Many People Are Trying To Pre-Order

Apparently, Oneplus.net is down as it crashes when so many people are hitting Oneplus.net at the same time to pre-order Oneplus One smartphone.  Oneplus.net tweets (link) that its people are working on to bring the server back up for pre-ordering.  As I’m writing this right now, I can’t really pre-oder the phone since Oneplus.net won’t allow my web browser to load it.  Anyhow, let’s hope Oneplus.net will be OK soon so people can begin to pre-order Oneplus One.  I had the feeling that this would happen, because Oneplus One is a hot smartphone.  I didn’t know I was so damn right about that I wouldn’t get to load Oneplus.net correctly on time for pre-ordering. Sigh…  Are you pre-ordering Oneplus One too?

The Reddit’s Oneplus One Pre-order conversation is here (link).

Update:  I finally got through the Oneplus.net’s Pre-order hiccup and ordered 2 Oneplus Ones.  One for my sister, and the other one is for me.  Nonetheless, at the moment, I’m still seeing my payment to Oneplus.net through Paypal is being pending.  Crossing my fingers and hoping that nothing will go wrong.  If nothing will go wrong, I’ll receive Oneplus One in 4 to 5 weeks wait time.  The wait time is suck, but I hope the phone will be great!

Oneplus One Pre-order Count Down – 1 Day, 13 Hours, 36 Minutes, And 56 Seconds To Go

Oneplus Screenshot 01Oneplus’ one day pre-order is counting down as we speak.  As I’m writing this right now, it seems there is only 1 day, 13 hours, 36 minutes, and 56 seconds left before time runs out, and when time does run out you cannot order the Oneplus One smartphone until when I don’t really know.  You only have one hour to finalize the pre-order of Oneplus One when it’s time to do so.  Miss the hour, then you won’t be able to finalize the pre-order and get the Oneplus One ships to you.

I’m exciting about this Oneplus One smartphone.  I haven’t switched to any other smartphone since HTX 8x, but I’m pre-ordering the Oneplus One as we speak.  Hopefully, I won’t be occupied on the hour when the finalizing process is suppose to be taken for Oneplus One pre-order to go through.  If I’m going to get my hand on this beast, I’ll probably write a thing or two about my personal experience with it.  Until then, I guess…

Additional Information:  As standing, you don’t need to subscribe to any mobile contract, and yet Oneplus One is fully unlocked.  With amazing hardware and capabilities, and yet Oneplus One is half the price of most elite smartphones out there.  As we speak, I can pre-order Oneplus One 64GB Sandstone black model for $349.  Certain carriers may not work with Oneplus One, and so if you want this phone badly you may have to do some research to see if your carrier is OK with Oneplus One.  I know AT&T is OK with Oneplus One.