Category: Technology

Let the Summer Entertaining Begin With the SunBriteTV Veranda Series Available at Best Buy!

 

 

Headed out this weekend to pick up some summer entertainment essentials?  There’s no time like the present to transform your outdoor space into a beautiful extension of your home, ready to greet all of your friends and family.  This summer, take your outdoor entertaining space from drab to FAB with a SunBrite Veranda Series TV at the center of your outdoor home theater.

 

 

Did you know that the SunBriteTV Veranda series is a family of weatherproof televisions designed for full-shade applications?  That’s right!  Veranda outdoor TVs provide durability and safety for the shaded locations you’ll be frequenting most this summer, like covered patios and screened-in porches.  The SunBrite Veranda comes standard with a premium direct-lit 4K UHD screen which is brighter than typical indoor televisions and includes built-in down-firing speakers…perfect for those elevated install areas!

 

Ready to learn more and take your outdoor entertaining space to the next level?

SunBrite Veranda features:

  • Outdoor TV engineered for use in different climates – allows for operation in low temperatures from -24°F and high temperatures up to 104°F.
  • Large weatherproof media bay – plenty of storage room for many popular media players and cables.
  • Up to 30% brighter than indoor TV’s – for improved viewing in brighter outdoor environments.
  • Premium 4K UHD screen with direct LED backlight – performs well in all lighting conditions. It also delivers plasma-like deep blacks and rich colors.
  • Powder-coated rust-proof aluminum exterior – protects internal components from rain, snow, dust, insects, humidity, and salt air.
  • 55″ screen – large enough to provide an immersive experience for everyone in the room.
  • 2160p resolution for breathtaking HD images – watch 4K movies and TV shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD, and upscale your current HD content to gorgeous, Ultra HD-level picture quality.
  • Watch high dynamic range (HDR) content on your TV – with an HDR-compatible 4K TV, you can enjoy HDR movies and TV shows, in addition to all your current content.
  • Advanced TV sound – built-in 20W down-firing speakers for an all-in-one sound solution.
  • 4 HDMI inputs for the best home theater connection – high-speed HDMI delivers up to 2160p picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable. HDMI cable not included.
  • Supports HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 – ensuring compatibility with the latest 4K sources and streaming services.
  • Enjoy the picture from anywhere in your outdoor entertaining space – 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles provide a clear picture for viewers seated near the side of the screen.
  • 2 USB inputs – easily connect your digital camera or other USB device to view compatible JPEG files.

 

With the help of Best Buy, you’ll be able to save a little cash while prepping your summer entertainment area!  Say goodbye to the added cost of a new TV mount with an incredible offer from Best Buy…get a free: outdoor weatherproof tilt mount with the purchase of your new SunBriteTV Veranda Series 55″ Outdoor Full Shade TV!!  With an offer like that, how can you say no?!

 

Make sure you head out to your local Best Buy location this weekend and check out the SunBriteTV Veranda series.  Let the summer fun and entertaining begin!!

 

***The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free***

Artificial Intelligence and Video Games

 

First and foremost, a super huge thanks to my sponsor Andrew Charlton for making this post possible.

 

If you have ever played a video game, no matter what era you played it in, you have interacted with artificial intelligence.  Regardless of whether you prefer race-car games like Gran Turismo, strategy games like God Of War, or shooting games like Call Of Duty, you will always find elements controlled by AI.  Even things that you don’t think would be AI controlled, are!  AIs are often behind the characters you typically don’t pay much attention to, such as enemy creeps, neutral merchants, or even animals and other background characters.

 

 

When it comes to video games, artificial intelligence has grown leaps and bounds, allowing us to have some of the most realistic gameplay experiences yet.  Video game AI’s have come a long, LONG way from Pong on Atari and Goombas in popular Nintendo games marching along a set path.  Video games are now able to carry out complex commands, and artificial intelligence is the key behind it all.  AI developers are now able to create AIs that can actually think, learn, and even develop their own personalities.  AI not only affects how we interact with and play video games, but it affects almost every aspect of our life (whether you realize it or not).

 

Artificial intelligence isn’t just being used to make games better, it’s actually learning to develop games!  You read that right, AI can recreate a game, just by watching it!  Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are developing an AI that can recreate a game engine simply by watching gameplay.  This technology is being created in an effort to aid video game developers to speed up game development and experiment with different styles of play.  During the researchers’ most recent experiments, the AI they’re developing watched two minutes of Super Mario Bros. gameplay, and then was able to build its own version of the game by studying frames and predicting future events.

 

 

Video games have always been at the forefront of experimentation with artificial intelligence systems and the gameplay has become more engaging and entertaining along the way.  Rather than getting stuck in a frustrating loop with a partially intelligent NPC (non-player character), these background characters will also learn and evolve so when you play the same level more than one time, it won’t be the same allowing a unique experience each time you play the game.  Imagine playing Super Mario Bros. where the Goombas and other characters can actually change path and move in ways that they never could before.  Imagine your opponents learning your strategy and making you think outside the box to change the pattern and beat the AIs.  Imagine possibly being able to play your favorite games like Super Mario Bros. in virtual reality, stomping Goombas in real life!  I’m super excited about where AI and video games are headed, and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

 

I hope you’re all ready to see where AI and video games are going next!  Thanks again to Andrew Charlton for sponsoring the fun content 🙂