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By: JD Hardin

It’s that time of year again, first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day. In case you weren’t aware, the first Saturday in EVERY May most comic book stores (check with your local retailer to see if they are participating) have FREE comic books to give away (check with participating retailers as most have a limit of 3-5 books per person).  For those in the Houston area, come hang out with us at All Star Comics & Games in Baytown, or Dimensions Comics in Seabrook!!!

Here’s what will be on the racks!!!

FCBD 2017 GOLD COMICS

FCBD 2017 BETTY & VERONICA #1FCBD 2017 BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALLFCBD 2017 BOOM STUDIOS SUMMER BLASTFCBD 2017 DARK HORSE BRIGGS LAND JAMES CAMERON AVATARFCBD 2017 WONDER WOMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION FCBD 2017 DOCTOR WHOFCBD 2017 SECRET #1FCBD 2017 I HATE IMAGE  FCBD 2017 RICK & MORTYFCBD 2017 STAR TREK TNG MIRROR BROKENFCBD 2017 VIZ LEGEND ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS OCARINA TIME FCBD 2017 X-O MANOWAR SPECIAL

FCBD 2017 SILVER COMICS

FCBD 2017 2000 AD SPECIALFCBD 2017 ANIMAL JAMFCBD 2017 ATTACK ON TITANFCBD 2017 BAD MACHINERYFCBD 2017 BARBIEFCBD 2017 CHAPTERHOUSE CAPTAIN CANUCKFCBD 2017 CATALYST PRIME THE EVENTFCBD 2017 COLORFUL MONSTERSFCBD 2017 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SUMMER OLYMPUS PREVIEW FCBD 2017 DARK HORSE ALL AGES BUFFY HIGH SCHOOL & PVZFCBD 2017 ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 FCBD 2017 MIRACULOUS ILLUS TALES LADYBUG & CAT NOIRFCBD 2017 TOKYOPOP DISNEY DESCENDANTS DCOM #1FCBD 2017 VIZ DRAGON BALL SUPER & BORUTOFCBD 2017 BOOM FRESH OFF THE BOATFCBD 2017 GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT TIME SHIFTERSFCBD 2017 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #1FCBD 2017 GUY DELISLE & FINDAKLY TRONDHEIMFCBD 2017 HILDAS BACKFCBD 2017 KEYSER SOZE THE RIFTFCBD 2017 KID SAVAGEFCBD 2017 LADY MECHANIKAFCBD 2017 MALIKA WARRIOR QUEENFCBD 2017 MONSTER HIGHFCBD 2017 RIVERDALE FCBD 2017 SPILL NIGHTFCBD 2017 SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIESFCBD 2017 STEAM WARS STRIKE LEADERFCBD 2017 STREET FIGHTER V WRESTLING SPECIALFCBD 2017 TMNT PRELUDE TO DIMENSION XFCBD 2017 TEX PATAGONIAFCBD 2017 BALLAD OF FRANKLIN BONISTEELFCBD 2017 INCALFCBD 2017 LOOKING GLASS WARS CROSSFIREFCBD 2017 LOUD HOUSEFCBD 2017 THE TICKFCBD 2017 UNDERDOGFCBD 2017 FANTAGRAPHICS WORLDS GREATEST

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Alright, the polls are closed and you have chosen the Best of 2016. Some of these results were really close. We had to bring in a tie breaker on more than a few of these categories. But, 2016 was a great year for nerds and 2017 looks to be an even better one.

Without any more bantering, here’s the results of the Best of 2016 Poll!!!

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By Ricky Ramirez

 

Ten years ago today, Apple unveiled the very first iPhone. A device that boasted a great camera, a built in iPod, and the ability to surf the internet through a mobile browser. In a partnership with the new AT&T, formerly Cingular wireless, Apple stunned the word with a device that was unlike anything seen prior. The biggest shock Steve Jobs delivered, was that the keyboard was on screen and could easily learn typing patterns, and be changed easily with a software update. The biggest competition out at the time was the RIM Blackberry and the Windows based Motorola Q. Both phones featured plastic keyboards, and ran a bit sluggish, but were both well received by the enterprise community. Before being renamed iOS, the Mac OS based operating system for iPhone, was pretty limited. The iPhone shipped with basic phone operations such as text messaging, calling, email, weather, compass, maps (using Google data without turn by turn), notes, and featured a YouTube app for the first time on a smartphone. iPhone, while impressive, was a bit limited at first. It lacked the ability to send and receive picture messages, and couldn’t add any new applications to increase productivity. 


With the dawn of its successor the iPhone 3G on the horizon, Apple updated the OS to work with picture messaging, and integrated The App Store. The App Store allowed developers to create useful applications for iPhone, and users could download the apps straight to iPhone for free, or at a cost to the developer’s chosen price. While all this seems like everyday usage to us now, this one phone started the revolution of mobile devices as we now know it. With the success of iPhone, both software companies and phone manufacturers followed suit with similar phones, and app stores. Google, Microsoft, The Linux Foundation, and several other companies can thank Apple for ushering them into a mobile world. Three of us at The Nerdery use iPhone’s daily for Nerdery-related work. I myself, am currently typing this article on an iPhone 7, and am looking forward to Apple’s ten year anniversary iPhone. I’ve watched every keynote like a fanboy, and have had a great deal of respect for everything Steve Jobs, Jony Ive, and company achieved with iPhone. Happy Anniversary Apple, and thank you very much!


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By: Ricky Ramirez

So it’s been a small amount of time since the release of Apple’s iPhone 7, and Google’s Pixel. Both come in two sizes, have powerful processors, and pack enough RAM to keep their respective OS’s running snappy! We’ve managed to sway from the Windows Vs. Mac battle that began shortly after Apple hiring Bill Gates, to a mobile war between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Truth be told the gap between what a smartphone can do, and what a computer can do it getting much smaller by the minute. So what the big differences between the two flagships? And what makes a person buy one over the other? As a self proclaimed shifter, I have a deep love for both operating systems and the quality of these Image result for iphone 7two phones has me in limbo. On one hand the iPhone 7 packs the best benchmark scores, an amazing camera for both bright and low light, and an OS that barely sips battery life. The Pixel packs Qualcomm’s newest processor, has a beautiful AMOLED display, and features large batteries, with very fast charging. On the downside, both phones have built in batteries, and are not capable of wireless charging. Many have said the latter is for a niche market. I used a Samsung Galaxy S7 for a short time and loved the wireless charging feature. A big difference for me, is how iOS stores files within the apps, while Android allows storage anywhere within the file manager and in a folder just like a PC. I can download a PDF file, and open it in any app that’s able to read it.Image result for google pixel With iOS, I open the file in an app, and save that file to the app. I can read a PDF and save it to iBooks. It’s kind of annoying, but I make due. That’s just a small pain in the neck. The reason I’ve given both pros and cons, is because in my opinion, the perfect smartphone doesn’t exist. I’m completely torn, and would be happy owning, and recommending either phone. These two flagships are wonderful devices, and despite a few nit picky flaws, either one performs to excellent results. While both handsets are more expensive than most, these two are the best of the best. If this is an example of what’s to come in the world of smartphones, I’m excited for the future.