After watching this video, I had one question… can I come over and play too?! They’re calling it a war, but to me it looks more like a battle, and so let’s hope there are more battles left to be fought. May I suggest aliens as the next protagonist? And lasers… add more lasers!
Toshiba’s Thrive is the newest Android 10.1″ tablet to hit the market. Noticeable differences separating it from the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tab and other recent Honeycomb 3.0/3.1 tablets is a user-replaceable battery, an HDMI port, 2 USB ports, and an SD/SDHD/SDXD card slot. As you can probably imagine, all of those added connectivity options lead to […]
I added Kick-Ass to my Netflix queue a long, long time ago, so when it arrived last weekend I didn’t know what to expect. I knew it had something to do with an amateur super hero teen and Nicolas Cage was a Batman-wannabee, but that’s about it. Kick-Ass is rated R for its profanities, blood, […]
Samsung’s new Galaxy 10.1 Tab tablet is the latest in a series of recent Android tablets that include the Motorola Xoom, Asus Transformer, and Acer Iconia. Despite a similar spec-sheet, the Galaxy 10.1 Tab is a bit thinner and is also running the newest version of Android’s Honeycomb OS.
Brought upon by a terrible movie review and Giant Cypress’s shared epiphany about how creative writers, art majors, and “write about anything” journalists are plastering the web with non-informative tool “articles”, I feel the need to rant.
While awaiting departure from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, I saw something I’ve never seen before in the restroom. Toilet seats with automatically changed hygienic toilet seat liners. I can’t find much info about these seats online, but Scrub Inc. was listed on the how-to wall diagram, and I believe the seats were branded Seat-One. I […]
If you looked total badass up in the dictionary, Duke Nukem’s face is what you’d see. After ~14 years, which feels like forever, especially with regard to video games, a sequel is FINALLY being released. Duke Nukem Forever features the namesake first person shooter action here, and the requisite alien pig invasion. The game is […]
The USDA has food pyramid that many of us are familiar with has been trashed for good, being replaced by the Nutrition Plate. Featuring seemingly arbitrarily sized quarter-plate portions, the Nutrition Plate found at ChooseMyPlate.gov recommends helping portions of vegetables, fruits, grains, protein, and a noticeably smaller serving of dairy. What about sweets? Oils? Fats? […]
Over here on the east coast, the first wild Alaskan salmon catch of the year has arrived! Copper River Alaskan Sockeye Salmon first hit the fish counter at my local supermarket (Wegmans) last weekend, and we’ve already had a taste. If you enjoy salmon, you MUST find a way to try some wild Alaskan salmon. […]
A while back I talked a little about Panasonic’s TS2 toughened digital camera, and how it looks perfect for jobsite use. When looking to pick one up for myself, I found that the new TS3 had come out. Like the TS2, the TS3 is shockproof, waterproof (down to 12m/40ft), dustproof, and freezeproof. Looking at its IP6x […]
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a zombie apocalypse preparation guide. While the original posting is currently down, you can find the full guide over at the CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response site. This is actually a pretty brilliant idea, to teach Americans about emergency preparedness by appealing to our […]
I have always been a fan of Pilot’s G2 gel pens, especially the fine 0.5mm version. A “limited edition” metallic-barrel design has been available for some time now, but I’ve never had the urge to give those a try.
This is just a reminder that if you haven’t inspected your windshield wipers recently, consider doing so soon. After noticing that my wipers weren’t performing all that well anymore, I took a quick look. All three of the front and rear wipers were torn and in terrible shape. So much for OEM quality. My usual […]
It recently just hit me that I don’t have a good general purpose knife for slicing meats, fruits, and vegetables. I have a stamped steel Faberware knife and an awkward to use utility knife that came with my Chicago Cutlery Metropolitan knife set, both from my college days. We have a few Santoku knives, but […]
Kohler’s new NUMI toilet is a new advanced toilet choc-full of modern features. The NUMI has a motion-activated lid, bidet functionality, an integrated air dryer, built-in deodorizing charcoal filter, a heated seat, feet warming hot air vents, illuminated panels for a “soft, inviting glow”, and built-in speakers. A digital touch screen remote control allows for […]