Archive | September, 2010


OtterBox iPhone 4 Defender Series Case Review

Introduction OtterBox has been in the phone case-making business for a while, producing a case fit for just about any phone out there (Samsung, Dell, Google, HTC, LG, Motorola… you name it). Today we are looking at the “Defender Series” case for the iPhone 4. NOTE: My appologies for the iPhone 2G in the shots […]

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PlayStation Move Review (including Video Review)

Introduction The PlayStation Move is Sony’s move in the “motion controller” arena going up against the entrenched Nintendo Wii and the upcoming camera-only based Kinect from Microsoft for the Xbox 360. We’ve put the PlayStation Move through it’s paces, making sure to try and focus on the controller’s functionality and not so much the video […]

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Amazon AWS Team Announces Official “Amazon Linux” AMIs

The Amazon Web Services team has announced the release of the first officially maintained “Amazon Linux” OS images (AMI) for their EC2 virtual compute platform. The images are actively maintained by the Amazon AWS team and are modified versions a CentOS or Fedora core (unspecified) that are bare-bones and specifically optimized to run on AWS. […]

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Emails From an A**hole Book Review

Emails from an Asshole: Real People Being Stupid is the book form of the hilariously ingenious (and simple) website by John Lindsay: I only became aware of Emails from an Asshole (I will refer to this as EFAA from now on) after completing my read-through of Sh*t My Dad Says and enjoying it quite […]

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FourSquare Mayor Checkin Program w/ Source Code

Update #2: This application now has an official software product page with all the links for download, usage and source code. If you just want to download the program and run it, scroll down the Download section below. Thanks! Background A few weeks ago we wrote about Mayank Lahiri’s working FourSquare checkin hack that allowed […]

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Nintendo 3DS Has Some Decent 3D Chops

Nintendo recently leaked some 3DS screenshots to Japanese media in preparation for the upcoming launch of the 3DS in Japan (in the US we will have to wait until likely March timeframe). While you cannot experience any of the awesomeness that is the 3D effect on the 3DS, you can get an idea of the […]

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T-Mobile myTouch HD - Dual Core, Android 2.2, Video Chat on "Largest" 4G Network

T-Mobile myTouch HD – Dual Core, Android 2.2, Video Chat on “Largest” 4G Network

TMoNews scooped a marketing flyer from T-Mobile extolling the virtues of the upcoming “myTouch HD“, a phone so spec’ed out on paper that we want to either marry it, or be seriously concerned about it’s battery life. Highlights include: HSPA+ (4G) Support “Screen Share” (Possibly referring to mini-HDMI out?) “Driving Mode”, Phone will read out […]

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Grace (2009) Movie Review

Summary Grace is dark, moody, subtle, intelligent and above all, horrifying. Paul Solet has managed to put together a horror movie with a cast so talented and characters so well acted in this soup of subtle, magnetic misery that this film’s “horror” doesn’t come from overt use of gore, but rather disturbing imagery that is […]

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Mafia II (Xbox 360) Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Giveaway Complete – Congrats to GJ for Winning a Free copy of Mafia 2! Free Mafia II (Xbox 360) Giveaway That’s right, we are giving away a free copy of Mafia II for the Xbox 360! If you’d like to try and win it, here’s how: Leave a comment below explaining why you should win […]

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IMDB, What’s Going on With Your Scores?

This post has been brewing in me for 3 years; the first time I noticed a guaranteed-bad movie on release weekend with an above-8.0 score on IMDB and hundreds of votes. I thought to myself at first “No way… how is that possible?” then I thought “Shit… I guess that movie is better than I […]

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AreWeFastYet – Popular JavaScript Engine Performance Compared

I recently became aware of the site AreWeFastYet via a tweet from jQuery’s creator, John Resig. The site is a Mozilla-maintained property that benchmarks the most popular JavaScript engines against each other using both the WebKit SunSpider and Google’s v8bench JavaScript benchmarks every day. The JavaScript engines benchmarked are: Mozilla’s JavaScript Engine (black – labelled “moz […]

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NETGEAR Powerline AV 200 (XAVB2001) Ethernet Adapter Kit Review

NETGEAR’s Powerline AV 200 (XAV2001) adapters turns in strong numbers for a home network when compared to an existing Wireless-N solution; particularly over long, multi-room spans, even with noisy appliances in the way. In this review we measure the performance of the NETGEAR Powerline AV 200 adapters in increasing distances from our base station and compare […]

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Gran Turismo 5 Damage Model Details

For those of you familiar with Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, the for-pay demo for the incredible long-dev-cycle Gran Turismo 5, you remember that there was no damage model in that snapshot of the game; as beautiful as it was. Fortunately, Polyphony Digital never intended to leave out an extensive damage model from the Gran Turismo […]

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