Archive | August, 2008

Maury Povich Guest Angel, 9th Grader Out of Control

If you were around when the Jerry Springer craze dropped in the mid-90s and are familiar with trash televisions, then you have probably seen one of the Maury Povich episodes where he would have on insanely young girls that have sex, do drugs, swear every other word and usually hate their parents to some insane [...]

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First Google Android Phone: T-Mobile's HTC Dream

After the first crap-blurry video of the HTC Dream, Google’s first commercial Android-based phone getting close to release, we have been waiting with baited breath to see what the device will actually look and feel like. It looks like T-Mobile will be the first to roll out the phone this Fall along side the BlackBerry [...]

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Canon Files for Fuel Cell-Powered Camera Patent

Just a heads up for the photographers out there, looks like Canon has filed for a patent for fuel-cell powered cameras (DSLRs based on the diagrams) where all auxillary components would be powered off the singular camera fuel cell, no need to have each component bring it’s own power to the picture. If you are [...]

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Spruce up the Desktop Java Experience with Native Objects

The DJ Project is a cool project that allows native objects to be integrated into Swing applications. You want to add a web browser to your java app? No problem. How about a flash player, or html editor? Done. The site may not look like much, but you can tell the creator has been very [...]

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Are T.A.P.S. and The Ghost Hunters full of S.H.I.T?

*Author’s note:  When I wrote this article nearly two years ago, I – admittedly, and through the benefit of hindsight – was really having a chronic case of “sour grapes.”  My opinion of paranormal research has been evolving as I have started to realize that, ultimately, they’re just people trying to be successful at what [...]

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Reports of All NVIDIA Cards Being Bad (65nm and 55nm Parts)

Just after news leaking out (unconfirmed by NVIDIA) that all G84 and G86-based GPUs from NVIDIA were fundamentally flawed, it looks like the news continues to get worse as apparently all G92s and G92b-based cards (8800 series, 9600 series, etc.) are suffering the same fate. The realization that there was an epic problem across the [...]

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New Gears of War 2 Screenshots

As we inch our way closer and closer to November, the need for Gears of War 2 grows… here are 5 more screenshots to whet our appetites: Thanks VE3D!

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Indie Game of the Week: Choke on my Groundhog, YOU BASTARD ROBOTS

Welcome to the first of many installments of ‘Indie Game of the Week’.  Every week we’ll pick one of our favorite  indie games to showcase for all you readers out there. The games may range from downloadable titles to very well made flash games that can be play in your browser. This week we’d like [...]

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Comcast Officially Capping Internet Use

Comcast has announced on their website today that all Comcast internet plans will be getting an official cap on the amount of data subscribers can download and upload each month. Starting October 1st, the cable juggernaut will update their user agreement to say that users will be allowed 250 GB of traffic per month (that [...]

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The 3,000 Hit Club Conspiracy

The 3,000 Hit and 500 Home Run Clubs in Major League Baseball used to be pretty darn exclusive. But something happened. The old Veterans Committee, or the mob, whoever keeps tabs on baseball, have lost their collective touch. They’ll let just about anyone make it there now. You used to have some great players call [...]

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Steve Jobs Obit Accidentally Published then Redacted

Todd Swarthout just sent this interesting bit in, it looks Bloomberg News goofed a publication this morning when they accidentally sent the obituary for Steve Jobs (who is fine BTW) out to their external wire of subscribers (instead of to the internal wire only). The story was pulled 30 seconds later. As it turns out, [...]

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A Little Dose of LOL for the Weekend

We know you had a long week… that’s why we are here to make it seem shorter… or if you hate us, it will seem longer, but no one hates adorable animal pictures, so here you go:

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Quick Reference: Things to Say During Sex

Incase you find yourself out of ideas in the bedroom, or out of ways to get your partner to call the police on you, Marc Chung just sent in a quick reference that we can print out and leave next to the bed: (Click for a bigger version)

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"…But it's a DRY heat!"

I’d like to know what Einstein came up with the idea of tubing through the Arizona desert in the middle of August. I mean, who says, “Hey! It’s 124 degrees outside, we have no trees so we have no shade…I know! Let’s go get some black rubber inner tubes, dehydrate our bodies further with as [...]

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New Releases for The Week of 8/24 – 8/30

Xbox 360 Tales of Vesperia (Aug 26) Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (Aug 26) Castle Crashers (Aug 27) PC GTR Evolution (Aug 26) Sims 2 Apartment Life (Aug 26) Nintendo Wii Mario Super Sluggers (Aug 25) Nintendo DS Garfield’s Fun Fest (Aug 29) Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness (Aug 25) Commando: Steel Disaster (Aug 25) [...]

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Are You a Badass Mofo (BAMF)?

I was reading through the internet (I do that from time to time… read the internet, it’s like what Neo could do in the Matrix) and ran across this post by Benjamin Smith. Apparently Ben likes to rock climb, for fun. Looking through some of his Flickr shots I have to assume that he likes [...]

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'Lich King' Content to Come Early

Over at the official World of Warcraft forums,  Blizzard has announced that in the next few weeks a patch will be released containing some of the content annouced for the release of Wrath of the Lich King. Some of the big features in this update include Barbershops in capital cities, New class spells and talents [...]

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PS3 2.5 Firmware Adding Screenshot Capability

CVG is reporting that the 2.5 firmware update for the PS3 (coming somewhat soon, weeks? months?) will add the ability to grab screenshots of whatever you are playing. I imagine this will need to be some magic set of keystrokes to do so, because right now not every game pauses the action when you hit [...]

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Handling Self Doubt and Battling Inactivity

About a month ago I wrote a piece about “Chronic Underachievement” and yesterday the CEO of OpenRain wrote an article about “Handling Self Doubt” that touched on 3 excellent points I skipped over completely and still struggle with today, more specifically: Criticism is a good thing (it means people care) Self-Doubt can cause you to [...]

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Clitter – Turning Your Dumpy Old Pants-Friend into a Rockstar!

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How to get More Ink Out of 'Empty' Printer Catridges

We wrote about the Class Action lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard over printer-ink monopoly pricing and false “empty catridge” warnings that force customers to guy buy more ink long before the cartridge is really empty. What made today important was a story over on Yahoo about a guy named Farhad Manjoo that was not going to take [...]

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360 Version of Team Fortress 2 Still Getting Updates

Kotaku Reports that owners of Team Fortress 2 on the Xbox 360 will be receiving all the updates released on the PC by the end of the year.  The update will include all the new maps, unlockable weapons and class specific achievements, already seen on the PC. Valve marketing director Doug Lombardi, confirmed at Leipzig [...]

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That 50s Diner Feel

I despise cigarette smoke. Unless I’m at a casino. Then it just feels right. Breathing that shit in. Mmm. Where’s that 70-year-old cocktail lady with my Scotch? If a gambler sits next to me at the slots with a Lucky Strike or a Chesterfield lit up, I turn to him or her and say, “Welcome, [...]

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Star Wars: Force Unleashed Developer Walkthroughs

This is one of those games that just seems to look better and better the more you see it.  The technology behind the game looks great as always, especially the Digital Molecular Matter.  Hopefully this is like The Dark Knight and can actually live up to the hype. Also, if you stuck a green hat, [...]

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