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Archive for July 2008

Pic of the Week

July 23, 2008


Joker Plays the Wild Card in Dazzling Dark Knight

July 17, 2008

The summer’s last superhero movie is also its best. Kicked off with a head-rattling heist and clown-masked brutality, The Dark Knight thrills as a comic book adaptation for grown-ups. Unlike its well-respected 2005 predecessor, Batman Begins, this sequel is pushed beyond the confines of a well-made action drama by director Christopher Nolan and by the […]

Pic of the Week

July 16, 2008

Socom: Quarantine & Kasbah

July 11, 2008

Quarantine wavers between being claustrophobic and wide open. The interiors tend to be segmented in such a way that you can easily turn a corner and happen upon a nest of enemies. It isn’t so much that there are nooks and crannies as there are areas with sharp turns or alcoves. It adds a frantic […]

Review: Samsung’s Bicephalous Monitor

July 9, 2008

  Samsung SyncMaster 2263DX We all need a little extra screen real estate from time to time. So when widgets, windows and various other digital ephemera start to metastasize, there are generally two common fixes: Upgrade to a more spacious 24 or 30-inch monitor, or shell out a little extra scrilla for a second screen […]

Pic of the Week

July 9, 2008

The above-pictured bovine is not only fashion-forward, he is helping to save the world. The pink plastic bag strapped on its back is attached to a hose that catches flatulence. It’s part of a study to determine the effect of cow-produced methane on greenhouse gasses, but we just think it’s awesome. And yes, I’ve designed […]

GTA 4 New Biker Character For 360 DLC?

July 9, 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV’s first batch of DLC content for the Xbox 360 is already rumored to introduce a brand new biker character, according to EGM’s Quartermann section this month. No updates yet on any PS3 content, but again, the 360 update is just the latest rumor, nothing’s been confirmed yet. Hit the jump for […]

World’s Largest Fire Extinguisher – July 4th Flyby

July 7, 2008

No, this is not a Photoshop. It was taken on the 4th of July by Spencer Weiner of the LA Times, showing a firefighting airtanker dropping state-of-the-art fire retardant on wildfires in southern California. {more}

Pic of the Week

July 2, 2008

Bosses Delete Outspoken Army Blog

July 2, 2008

An outspoken soldier who wrote one of the most brutally honest blogs ever to come out of Iraq has been forced to shut down his site, after criticizing his superior officers one time too often.  In Iraq since December, 2007, the pseudonymous “LT [Lieutenant] G,” described firefights and combat patrols and tribal meetings and the […]