Monthly archives: February, 2009

DVR reminder: Tomorrow is Conan’s last night… on Late Night

After 15 hilarious years as the host of NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, tomorrow night’s show will be Conan’s last before handing the reins over to SNL alum Jimmy Fallon.

O’Brien is set to takeover for Jay Leno (thank god!) on NBC’s The Tonight Show on June 1, 2009.  Although a welcome change (again, later …

Charm City Cakes celebrates LOST’s 100th episode

Talk about combining two of my favorite things… The Charm City Cake guys and gals (stars of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes TV show) baked Jorge Garcia (aka Hurley/Hugo) and Co. a LOST themed cake in celebration of the show’s upcoming 100th episode.

Thanks to Jorge’s blog (where you can see more photos), we all …

Blu-ray coming to a car near you, maybe

Mitsubishi Electric (a sibling of Mitsubishi Motors) has announced a single-DIN sized Blu-ray player for automobiles.  The unit is roughly 1/3 the size of a “normal” Blu-ray deck and will fit right in your dashboard. According to Tech On, “The new BD player is expected to be used in combination with Mitsubishi Electric’s car navigation …

Happy (originally scheduled) DTV transition day!

Congress may have officially delayed the digital TV transition until June 12, but that didn’t stop a whopping 641 stations (see: 36% of all full-power stations nationwide) from pulling the plug on their respective analog signals as of today, the originally scheduled deadline.1 (pdf)

In other words, there is a greater than 1 in 3 chance …

Happy President’s Day! from Marvel?

Following on the heels of its recent super successful issue of Spider-Man featuring President Obama (already in its fifth printing), Marvel has released a special online-only Spider-Man comic featuring Abe Lincoln in honor of our 16th President’s 200th birthday. It’s appropriately titled “The Amazing Spider-Man: Gettysburg Distress!”

If you ask me, Abe looks pretty damn good …

Tonight, tonight: The Simpsons go HD, debut new main title

As previously mentioned, the first high definition episode of The Simpsons – “Take My Life, Please” – airs tonight on Fox.

But wait, there’s more. Tonight’s HD Simpsons will also feature the premiere of The Simpsons’ first new main title since the original permanent opening sequence debuted in the second season of the beloved animated …

Nate Robinson leaps over Howard to win 2009 Slam Dunk Contest

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Review: Dell Studio XPS 435MT gets the job done

Update: I’ve posted a new review of the Dell Studio XPS 435MT running Windows 7 Professional. For a review of the actual machine itself, please continue reading below.

Update: BIOS 1.1.2 (which greatly reduces fan noise) is now available.

After using my new Dell

February 12, 1809: What a day (to be born)!

On this day, 200 years ago, two boys were born, an ocean apart, who would forever alter the course of the world.

Just think about it for a second.  Both the man who (is not nearly as perfect as many politicians like to remember – see: Emancipation Proclamation) paved the way to free (most) slaves in …

Marvel Motion Comics coming to an iPod touch near you

Marvel announced plans to bring its new Motion Comics to iTunes at this year’s New York Comic Con.

Remaining true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking graphics, sensational soundscapes and, of course, the explosiveness of the Mighty Marvel Universe, here comes the all-new, all-awesome Marvel Motion!

But really, what is a Motion Comic? According …