Portal WiFi Router Review

Have you ever sat there and waited for a browser page to load? We all like to think that we have fast broadband internet, but sometimes its not about the speed of the internet. As we all use WiFi 24/7 with tons of connected devices, the airwaves get clogged. Yes you can manually change the channel that your WiFi router sends its signals, but what if your neighbor changes their router to the same channel a day later?

We need an automated system that handles this issue and that’s where the Portal WiFi Router comes into play. To give you an idea of how well this router works, Portal has received special FCC certification to operate in the entire 5GHz spectrum, unlike other consumer routers. So if you’re playing multiplayer gaming, streaming video, video chatting, and WiFi calling you’ll be able to do it all at the same time without hiccups.

Portal figures out which channel is available and less used than others. It then automatically switches between channels. This allows for faster internet speeds.

Of course many of us have a single router in a home that creates poor coverage due to distance from the router. If you want to extend the range, Portal allows for adaptive auto-mesh enabling multiple PORTALs to be bridged together both wirelessly and wired for extended coverage.

WiFi routers can be intimidating to setup, but with Portal its easy. There’s an app that you can download onto your smartphone to help guide you through what to do.

If you’re having network congestion, do try out the Portal WiFi Router and it should help fix your internet issues with a breeze.

First Impressions: Antichamber

After only hearing about the game a couple of days ago and watching one really well done trailer (see below), I decided that Antichamber was a must buy.  I’ve played for about 45 minutes and so far I have been not only extremely impressed but also extremely intrigued.

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I Am Alive to Become Major Franchise

I Am Alive

With the race for awesome graphics having finally rested, developers are coming up with some really innovative titles at last! Probably spurred by Portal, EA will be doing Mirror’s Edge and Ubisoft will do I Am Alive. What is so innovative about that, you ask? Well, I Am Alive will put you in your own disaster movie as you will have to use real-life skills and techniques to save yourself from an earthquake.

It looks like Ubisoft is all ready to turn the game into a franchise already. This is a pretty weird trend I’ve been noticing lately, with developers starting franchises before the completion of the first game (Mass Effect, Crysis being examples). Well, it’s not bad, so who’s complaining?

It is no genius guess that in the potential sequels, we may have our hero facing other objects of natural fury: floods, tsunamis, tornados, storms, maybe volcanos. In any case, you just know that if I Am Alive‘s style can be used on earthquakes, further iterations are inevitable. Oh well, guess the franchise idea wasn’t that far off either!

Also, the first trailer of the game was rather mysterious in itself. Perhaps the events of I Am Alive aren’t as natural as you think. Of course, we, who have been raised on the X-Files will be first to theorise this being part of some global conspiracy, alien invasion or some test created by our alien benefactors. So Ubisoft is going to have to come up with something more original in the story department.

Another question is if the game will at all work. I’m not saying that non-violent games don’t have a chance, but Portal was a work of utter genius, and I’d be shocked if we get a Portal every year. I Am Alive will focus largely on character interactions and problem-solving. Now that we mention it, I’m starting to think that a zombie survival game along the same vein would be awesome…

Hmm, I hope Ubisoft is listening.