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The best VR headsets for smartphones

posted Sep 14, 2017, 3:46 AM by Bennett J Kireker New York   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 3:47 AM ]

There are two types of virtual reality (VR) headsets for gaming: mobile and tethered. The technology that has captured the fancy of most people is the tethered VR because it connects to gaming consoles, therefore it provides more gameplay opportunities. Mobile VR, on the other hand, is best used with smartphone devices. 

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Below are the best mobile VR headset available in the market: 

Samsung Gear VR 

The earlier models of Samsung’s VR gears encountered a myriad of issues that turned off many consumers. However, the latest model is much comfortable to wear, has a vent that prevents screen fog, and can come with a controller that can be used for navigation and gaming. Unfortunately, the VR headset is only compatible with Samsung’s smartphone models. 

Google Daydream View 

The Google Daydream View is easily the most comfortable among all VR headsets. Made of soft, lightweight materials, most of its owners concur that when they use it, it does not feel that they have a device hanging on their head. The Daydream View also includes a hand-tracking controller which is easier to use than that of the Samsung Gear VR. Furthermore, this mobile VR headset is compatible with many Android-powered smartphones from different manufacturers.

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Hi! I am Bennett J. Kireker, a New York-native. I currently live in Pismo Beach, CA where I work as an agricultural equipment salesman, selling farming machines to farm owners and milk harvesting and processing equipment to dairy farms. I am also a man of many hobbies, which include playing VR games. Learn more about what I do here.

What To Expect From The Fourth Season Of 'The Last Man On Earth'

posted Jul 20, 2017, 3:59 AM by Bennett J Kireker New York   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 4:00 AM ]

The producers of “The Last Man on Earth” probably saw the insane irony in the term “post-apocalyptic comedy” and banked on it to propel this series. And, so far so good. The fourth season of the sci-fi show has been confirmed and is hitting the TV screens in October.

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While not as popular as its more-serious contemporaries like “Westworld” or “Game of Thrones,” this dystopian imagining of Earth in the nearby future commands a great number of loyal followers. And deservingly so, with TLMOE’s amazing ability to sustain the power of its initial narrative. While some critics may think that the show is playing it safe and afraid to increase its set and cast, this non-isometric take and lack of more expansive tropes stay true to the ambitions of main character Phil Miller.

Phil is the last man, the only survivor of a deadly virus that swept across the planet. Or so he thought, as we encountered other endearing characters these past three seasons to complicate things. Still, at its heart, the series is a story of myopia. It cannot venture too far from its main characters’ concerns, particularly Phil’s and Carol’s. It plays up the fundamental anxieties of men struggling to survive in a world with fewer people, just like another hit series, “The Walking Dead.”

There’s no word yet on what the upcoming season has in store for the show’s heroes and its fans. But the diesel-powered, cliffhanger extravaganza that was the season-three finale should get viewers pumped up. Plus, a new baby named Dawn is surely a good sign for the future of this future-centered series.

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Bennett J. Kirekerworks in the agricultural equipment dealership business in California. The New York Jets fan lists ‘The Last Man on Earth’ as one of his favorite shows. Check out his blogfor similar reads.

Great Hang Gliding Destinations In The Us

posted Jul 18, 2017, 4:11 AM by Bennett J Kireker New York

Hang gliding is a thrill-seeker hobby that leaves one exhilarated and wanting for more. The sport has become the safest it can be, given the latest technology, support of trained professionals, and meticulous inspection that come with each adventure.
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If your sense of one-of-a-kind fun is swooping down vast terrains and examining the world’s beauty like a hawk, hang gliding is for you. There has been an increasing number of places in the U.S. that offer hang gliding services. Hereunder are some must-visit destinations for that literal hang gliding high.

San Francisco, California: Nothing beats seeing and marveling at the San Francisco bridge via a hang glider. Lots of packages offered in the area to choose from.

Colorado Springs, Colorado: Want that Rocky Mountain high? This is the place to be. Packages include thorough training and practice sessions in the bunny hills.

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Oregon: Located in Pacific City, this natural park offers scenic hiking trips to complement the hang gliding experience. Awe-inspiring views of Cape Meares, Nestucca Bay, and Cape Lookout await the wanderer.

Davenport, Florida: Davenport is home to the Wallaby Ranch, the largest and pioneering aerotow hang gliding park in the world. A must-visit for any glider.


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San Diego, California: We can’t help but add our second California entry, as San Diego gliding packages offer a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean.

My name is Bennett J. Kireker, from Pismo Beach, California. My line of work is farm and agricultural sales, offering products that mostly come from Japan and designed to help farmers get the most out of their land through state-of-the-art agricultural equipment. My hobbies include hang gliding and playing virtual reality games. I’m also a huge New York Jets fan. Check out some of my posts here.

Analyzing The 2017 Draft Picks Of The New York Jets

posted Jun 6, 2017, 1:31 AM by Bennett J Kireker New York   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 1:32 AM ]

For most NFL teams, the rookie draft is a great way for them to improve their roster in the short-term and the long run by filling immediate needs or getting players who have potential to grow into solid or great athletes in the future.

The New York Jets is a franchise that is in dire need of help from all kinds of sources. Since losing two straight conference championships from 2009 to 2010, the team has not yet been back to the playoffs.

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Before the 2017 draft, they had a number of roster holes they needed to address.

One such weakness is their rotation of safeties, which included Calvin Pryor, the Jets’ first round pick in 2014 who had been disappointing for much of the past three seasons. With the sixth overall pick this year, the Jets made an excellent move in picking Jamal Adams, the runaway best safety of this year’s rookie class. The Jets were even surprised because everyone assumed that Adams would be selected anywhere between the second and the fifth pick.

Another glaring weakness on the Jets’ roster is their lack of a quality quarterback. However, the team management decided to choose another safety, Marcus Maye, in the second round, and two wide receivers, ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen, in the next two rounds. It seems that the team is intent on developing two raw quarterbacks that are already on the roster, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.

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This year, expectations are still tempered, because the team is not exactly built to contend for the Super Bowl yet.

Hi, my name is Bennett J. Kireker. I work in the agricultural equipment dealership business in California. However, I support New York sports teams, with the Jets being my favorite among them all. Read more about the team here.

Four Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Watch 'Shark Tank'

posted Apr 28, 2017, 3:21 AM by Bennett J Kireker New York   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 3:21 AM ]

If you’re an entrepreneur and haven’t watched “Shark Tank,” then you are missing a lot. The show, in fact, has done wonders for small business operators and has dispensed great advice for entrepreneurs.

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A little background. “Shark Tank” is a show that features a group of self-made multi-millionaires and billionaires referred to as “sharks,” who invest in small businesses and help owners chase their dreams.

Here are four reasons you should start tuning into “Shark Tank” right now.

1. Mr. Wonderful is savagely honest

You’ll love the cast of the show for their characters, but watching Kevin O’Leary, a.k.a Mr. Wonderful is just entertaining. He is probably the rudest out of them, and he knows it, and a lot of times, what he says totally makes sense. He doesn’t hold anything back so when he says something, you’ll know it’ll go through.

2. Negotiations can be a learning experience

People come to into the tank expecting to cash in big but not offering enough equity in the company, according to the sharks. The sharks won’t think twice telling people they are asking for too much money. The best is when the sharks turn this into a teaching moment.

3. You get to know a lot of useful products

The main idea of the show is to present new products that the sharks will invest into. You get to know what else is out there whether the sharks invest in them or not.

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4. You get to see the sharks fight

One of the best elements of the show is that it’s unexpected. Just when you think an entrepreneur is about to close a deal with one shark, another one swoops in and offers a better deal. The entrepreneur will almost always take it.

Bennett J. Kireker here, an agricultural salesman who roots for the New York Jets. For similar reads, click here.

PS4 Games To Try In VR

posted Mar 23, 2017, 9:51 PM by Bennett J Kireker New York   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 9:52 PM ]

After a long wait, the PS VR is finally here. With its arrival came the release of a number of highly anticipated games. Check out these games to try in PSVR:

1. Resident Evil 7

If you’re a fan of horror series, then Capcom just upped the game by releasing the next entry in their long-running series in glorious VR. The game can be played in its 18-hour entirety in VR. You’ll need a lot of courage to make it through the game this way, but go ahead, and you’ll be rewarded with one of the finest horror games of this generation.

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2. Star Wars: Battlefront - X-Wing VR Mission

It comes free if you already own the game. It may only last 20 minutes but fantastic nonetheless. This is a perfect example of what VR gaming is, putting you right in an x-wing fighter cockpit and transporting you directly into the Star Wars Universe.

3. Batman: Arkham VR

It is probably the best introduction to PS VR as a platform. While there isn’t a ton of gameplay involved, it’s a fantastic visual showcase that demonstrates the capability of VR gaming. There’s nothing scarier than looking the Joker in his bright green eyes or standing inches away from killer croc. It’s scarier than playing Resident Evil actually.

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Hi there, Bennett  J.  Kireker here, massive fan of the New York Jets and VR gaming. Follow my blog for more VR updates.

The New York Jets A Legacy Of Excellence

posted Feb 26, 2017, 11:14 PM by Bennett J Kireker New York   [ updated Feb 26, 2017, 11:15 PM ]

The New York Jets has been a force in the National Football League, particularly the American Football Conference East Division. The team’s headquarters can be found in Florham Park, New Jersey. They share their home, the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with another New York football team, the Giants.

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Back in its first years, the Jets were called the Titans and were one of the first teams in the American Football League. Their first home was the Polo Grounds, which they played in back in 1960. They became the Jets in ’63 and moved to play in the Shea Stadium the following year. They became part of the new league that formed when the AFL and NFL merged in 1970. In 1984, the team then moved to the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

Glory first came in 1968, when the team entered the playoffs for the first time, and garnered much success by making it all the way to the third Super Bowl. There they met and beat the Baltimore Colts in a historic match wherein an AFL team defeated and NFL franchise in an AFL-NFL World Championship Game for the first time.

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Since winning the Super Bowl, the Jets have made the playoffs 13 times and played for the AFC Championship four times. Their most recent appearance was in 2010 where they fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They never made it to the Super Bowl again, although fans remain optimistic.

Bennett J. Kireker here, an active supporter of New York-based sports teams (I LOVE THE JETS), even if I had already moved to California. Find out more about what I do by visiting this blog.

Virtual Reality On Film

posted Jan 30, 2017, 1:29 AM by Bennett J Kireker New York   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 1:29 AM ]

Virtual reality was only a dream once. People thought they could live in an artificial world inside a computer system. But through the advancement and evolution of technology, virtual reality has gotten more real than ever. Even in film, the topic of virtual reality still suggests man’s longing for a world better than the one we have now. Here are some of the landmark films that touch on the topic of virtual reality.


The Lawnmower Man (1992)

The Lawnmower Man was a short story written by horror maestro Stephen King. It was adapted and made into a film that portrayed two men whose lives were changed by virtual reality forever. One was a simple-minded gardener, while the other was a researcher who experimented on him, creating a monster in virtual space.

The 13th Floor (1999)

The reason this movie flew under the radar was that it was released the same year as the next entry on this list. Though not as explosive and stylish as that one, The 13th Floor was as compelling as a sci-fi movie can get. The virtual world here is a lot like the United States in the 30s, and the people in it are as real as anyone we know. Great twists and turns make this film a must-see in the VR genre.

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The Matrix (1999)

Arguably the most stylish action film ever produced, the Wachowski’s masterpiece, The Matrix stands on top of a hill where it will remain for a long time. The film’s unique spin on the virtual world had audiences philosophizing for months after its release. This is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, and if you haven’t seen it, then what are you waiting for?

Hi! I’m Bennett J. Kireker. I used to live in New York City, but I’ve moved to Pismo Beach, CA, where I’ve established my career in agribusiness. For more on VR, visit this blog site.

How Hang Gliding Was Invented

posted Nov 3, 2016, 11:31 PM by Bennett J Kireker New York   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 11:31 PM ]

Hang gliding is a recreational activity which has developed a solid following throughout the years. Before the hang glider as we know it turned into the sophisticated contraption that is is now, it had to go through many years of evolution. Here is a bit of history about hang gliding.

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In the interest of building a machine that made flight humanly possible, a man named Engineer Otto Lilienthal, made the first move towards this goal. Even if he did not become successful, his research was the point by which other innovators took off from, making him considered to be one of the forefathers of aviation. His design is now referred to as the hang glider.

In the 1920, further research was done in Europe, Australia, and the United States, as designers tested several wing concepts and the 'pendulum weight-shift control system'.

By 1948, the hang glider technology made a turn for the better when aeronautical engineer Francis Rogallo invented a self-inflating wing known as the flexwing or the Rogallo Wing. Although this was found to have been more useful by agencies such as NASA, the technology went noticed elsewhere.

Several proponents recognized this as an opportunity for the old hang glider’s distinct airframes and control systems to be adapted to a Rogallo wing and be flown with weight-shifting.

From there, the hang glider technology made continuous shifts in design, as the ensuing models turned out to be more light, more durable, and easier to maneuver. While hobbyists are enjoying them today, improvements are continually being made on the legendary craft.

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Hi. I am Bennett J. Kireker, an agricultural equipment salesman. The products I sell mostly come from Japan and are designed to help farmers get the most out of their land through state-of-the-art agricultural equipment. When I’m not working, I sometimes go hang gliding. For more updates, follow me on this blog.

The Greatest New York Jets In NFL History

posted Oct 20, 2016, 6:52 AM by Bennett J Kireker New York   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 10:14 PM ]

The New York Jets have quite a history. They won the third Super Bowl in 1968, besting the Baltimore Colts, and becoming the first AFL team to beat and NFL side on a world championship stage. They have entered the playoffs 13 times and the AFC Championship four times. A big part of the Jets’ success can be attributed to the superb talent that has donned their colors throughout the years. Here are some of the greatest Jets players of all-time.

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Joe Namath

As the quarterback of the Jets from 1965 to 1976, he was the star acquisition that boosted both New York Football and the AFL. His run in Super Bowl III only added to his legend. He was a Pro Bowler five times, and a Pro Football Hall of Famer.

Curtis Martin

Curtis Martin was the Jets’ star running back for seven years, from 1998 to 2005. He was signed as a restricted free agent from the New England Patriots, and the acquisition turned the franchise around. Martin rushed over a thousand yards a year until he began experiencing knee problems.

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Joe Klecko

Joe Klecko was an unbelievably versatile lineman. He was part of the Pro Bowl four times. He was an All-Pro first team lineman, twice. He was so multi-talented that he was the first NFL footballer to be voted into the Pro Bowl for three different positions. It was this versatility that made him an invaluable member of the team.

Bennett J. Kireker moved to Pismo Beach, CA from New York to pursue his passion in agribusiness. He is a huge New York Jets fan. Read more on football and the Jets by subscribing to this Twitter account.

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