Saturday, December 31, 2011
With 2011 coming to a close, there’s a lot we have planned for our readers in the future. We also have a lot planned for ourselves, too. We thought it’d be neat to give everyone a heads-up of things to come and things we want to come. Take a look at Geek's Goals, our New Year’s Resolutions.
Friday, December 23, 2011
This post brought to you by Snapdragon by Qualcomm. All opinions are 100% mine.
I live right outside of New Orleans, the home of what was once the Superdome. It recently got a name change and is now called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which I guess means it's supposed to be more high-end. It's too bad I don't live in San Diego, because their Qualcomm Stadium is being renamed to Snapdragon Stadium for 11 days! That's much more awesome than Mercedes-Benz anyday!
Starting December 18th for 11 days, Qualcomm Stadium will be named after Qualcomm's most famous processor chips: Snapdragon Stadium. During this time, the stadium will host a Chargers vs. Ravens game and two college games: the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl on Dec. 21 and the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28!
I'm excited for the name change because I feel that this could pave the way of bringing in some "geeky" flair to sports. I heard a lot of "what?"s coming from people when they heard about the Snapdragon name change but others knew about the awesome little processors.
Snapdragon processors by Qualcomm are the digital brains inside mobile devices made specifically for smart phones. Many top manufacturers, such as Samsung, Nokia, HTC, and LG, use these processors to get lightning-fast devices. Over 250 devices contain these processors, such as the new HTC Rezound, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, and the LG DoublePlay.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors are amazing for mobile gaming and multi-tasking, which is why many of these high-end devices use them. I honestly couldn't imagine using my Galaxy Tab without having a Snapdragon processor. It just wouldn't feel right.
What do you think of the name change? What other "geeky"-type products would you like to see a stadium get renamed, if even for a short time?
Have you ever heard of the TV show 21 Jump Street starring Johnny Depp? If not, it was a show about undercover cops who specialize in youth crime because they look young and can blend in. The new movie starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill follows suit and seems to be a little...dirtier. See why after the jump
Christmas is waited for year-round by kids and adults. You know when the time is coming because every company in the world lets you know not even an hour into Thanksgiving (in America.) While many people love the gifts and the spirits, both mentally and drunkenly, some people are in it just for the Christmas food.
This post brought to you by Contest Factory. All opinions are 100% mine.
Do you have a messy, unorganized, or technologically impaired cubicle? Maybe your office space is cluttered with crap and comes across as tacky and dirty? If so, do we have a contest for you: the Pimp My Cube Contest.
All you have to do is make a video explaining why your cube needs to be pimped. Tell us all about how you have an office with one of those huge, bulky desktops and a "clinkety-clank" keyboard. You know the ones we're talking about; beige, loud, and unsightly. After that, you upload your video to the Pimp My Cube website and get to voting!
Get your friends, family, co-workers, co-workers family, co-worker's family's friends and everyone else you can possibly think of to vote for your cubicle. To further increase your odds, vote and comment on other videos and don't forget to invite others to register for the contest. All of this helps get you extra sweepstakes points.
If Contest Factory determines that you have the worst cubicle, they'll Pimp Your Cube! Of course, the judging is based on a number of points, such as worst (or best?) office, most convincing story, and most votes. If I were you, I'd jump at this opportunity because as I'm writing this post, NOBODY has entered! That sh*t cray!
The grand prize is valued at $1200 and consists of the winners choice of either:
- New computer system
- New Furniture and decorations
- Entertainment package (speakers, espresso machine, etc.)
The second sweepstakes prize is a $200 gift card given to a random entrant at the end of the contest.
So get together a funny video and a great story and make yourself a star and a winner. It's really easy to upload videos straight from your phone to the site, so you can even do it on the go if you want! In fact, you could do it with your phone or webcam right now. The contest runs 12/5/11 until 1/31/12 at 12:00 PM.
What are you waiting for? Check out the video below and make it happen!
Why does your office need to be pimped? Let us know!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
We've all had our fair share of sour candy, whether it's a ridiculously sour challenge of seeing how long you can hold something in your mouth or just something to give you a little "shock" to your snack. There's a new sour candy on the market by Toxic Waste Candy. We've tried their newest product, Smog Balls, and we have a lot to say about them!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
It's been a while since we've seen Men In Black or it's sequel, but we're some excited after seeing the trailer for the newest installment in the series, Men In Black 3. If you haven't seen it yet, prepare to be excited, very excited.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
According to MTV, the nomations for 2011 Album of the Year came in on November 30. However, we feel that one album in particular should be Album of the Year, and for a number of reasons. That album is Cee Lo Green's The Lady Killer.
Friday, December 16, 2011
We've got tons of great movies heading our way next year: The Bourne Legacy, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, and so many more that I can't even list them all here. Many of them were filmed right where we're based out of: New Orleans. Especially one in particular, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Check out the posters after the jump.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
This post brought to you by LG DoublePlay™. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you heard about the new LG DoublePlay™ available only to T-Mobile? Well, if you haven't, you're about to get schooled by one of the coolest phones on the market. Are you ready?
Here's some of the perks of the LG DoublePlay that other phones simply don't have:
- Dual Fully-Customizable Touch Screens. A 3.5-inch main screen as well as a smaller 2.0-inch sub-display that can function by itself or with the main screen. Think about how easily you could interact with our Facebook and Twitter with this?
- Multi-tasking like a boss. You can surf the Web and update Facebook through both screens at the same time. This is only possible with the DoublePlay, because it's the only phone with both screens.
- 720p HD Video Recording with a 5MP camera. You can record and take pictures all of your favorite moments in crisp High Defintion and then share them via Facebook at the same time.
- Slide out split QWERTY keyboard with Swype for faster, more accurate typing.
With all these perks, I can use my phone better than ever! I send thousands of text messages each month (well over 2,000.) Using my primarily touchscreen smartphone, it gets time-consuming when I can't use a QWERTY keypad. I would definitely double or even triple those texts because I would be able to text faster, especially considering the split keyboard would help multi-task faster.
The LG DoublePlay™ also uses CloudText to help send group texts faster. When combined with the ultra-fast Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you've got a lightning-fast phone at the tips of your thumbs. Gingerbread also contains the Android Market, which contains thousands of games, apps, movies, and books right in the plam of your hands!
Those dual screens can come in handy easily when you're using your social networks. Since we're constantly talking to our readers and fans on Facebook and Twitter (almost 3-4 hours each day), we'd love to speed things up! We can take a picture, upload it, add comments, and talk with all of you faster than ever before!
We'd love to hear from all of you: how many texts do you send? How much time do you spend on Facebook on your phone and how do you think the LG DoublePlay can speed that up? Let us know in the comments below!
Remember our pun-laden story about how ridiculous it is that people want Ben and Jerry's Schweddy Balls banned from stores? Ben and Jerry's is known for their crazy pun-filled product names and their original combinations of flavors. So how does their newest, limited batch flavor Schweddy Balls stand?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Remember our review of the game Interstellar Defence Troops by Winter Rain Games? Well, for a limited time only, they're having an X-mas sale! 50% off of this great game, bringing the price down to just $5. Let us catch you up on how amazing of a deal this is:
For $5 you'll get:
- Stunning graphics. They are beautiful all-around and it's absolutely mesmerizing when you see them in action.
- Solid, flowing gameplay. This is one of the best tower defense games on the market, and it's even CHEAPER for a limited time.
- Progressively challenging levels. The more you play (and trust me you will play a LOT) the harder it gets. Sometimes, that sh*t cray.
- A well-rounded, fully-immersive game. This game will make you access every part of your brain and then some.
- One of the best indie and tower defense games on the market. There is really no match when comparing Interstellar Defence Troops to another game. IDT tops all other tower defense games out there.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Everyone has played Call of Duty. Yes, even you hardcore Battlefield fans know you have played it at least once. If not, you certainly can't hate on it. The Call of Duty series is arguably the most well-known first-person shooter out there. With millions of individual hours clocked in on a weekly basis, people wonder what draws everyone into the Call of Duty experience. We have an idea: Call of Duty is a Social Network.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Did you get a chance to see The Muppets movie when it was in theaters? If you didn't you sure missed one hell of a movie. It's pretty much flawless. We're serious. Not only did it bring back everything we've ever loved about the Muppets, Jason Segel added his own special flair to it! It was a perfect family movie and had something for everyone. But what is the hidden plot of The Muppets? NOTE: There may be some spoilers ahead.
Monday, November 28, 2011
I'm a normal human being, right? I thought so, up until recently. In case you couldn't tell, I'm pretty into every single piece of entertainment and art out there. Movies, television, video games, books... you name it and I respect (most of) it! Music is one of those outstanding art forms that just carries us on through good times and bad times and is one of my all-time favorite art forms. Except for Christmas music, that is.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Clint Eastwood is known for his amazing works of art: writing, acting, directing, and even whistling. With such classic films such as Mystic River, Dirty Harry, and Gran Torino under his belt, it's truly wonderful to see him continue his beautiful storytelling. J. Edgar is another one of his beautiful stories.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The "Blue Blur" has always been a favorite character of mine. Ever since the days of the Sega Genesis, Sonic the Hedgehog has captured all of our hearts and attention. Since Sonic has evolved from a two-dimensional sprite to a three-dimensional, high definition blue ball of speed, there seems to be no limit to what he can do. That is, until now.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
We've all played dancing games before: Dance Central, Just Dance, and let's not forget Dance Dance Revolution! Then sometimes a dancing game comes along and just turns it into something totally different. This "game" is more of an actual "experience," however. The name of that game is The Black Eyed Peas Experience (BEP.) With all the other dance games out there, are those chickens jackin' their style?
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Have you ever played a tower defense game and wished it was more in space? Well, there's a game out there (and we mean out there) that allows you to control a Command Center and a fleet of different bodies to collect minerals and resources. You can grow as a "space team" and become the best fleet in the universe (literally!) But how does the game do in the universe of strategy games?
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Here it is: our weekly ritual. Beavis and Butthead every Thursday at 10/9c. We usually can catch it with all the work going on and it's a sad night when we don't. The last episode was a huge success, and their latest double episode has some... extra qualities.
We remember October 5, 2011, just barely a month ago, when Steve Jobs, Apple Co-Founder and innovative revolutionary passed away. The man who was kicked out of the company he started, brought a new company up from the rubble, and then came back to save the company he was kicked from in the first place.
Now that a month has passed and the iPhone 4S has been released, and gotten great reviews all around, we wonder: what will the future of Apple look like without Jobs?
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
After the slight misstep that was episode 3, we were hoping that B&B would really pack the punches in the newest episode, Holy Cornholio. Did they kick it up a notch or is this episode another downward fall for Beavis and Butthead?
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
|Screw P. Diddy, we want to wake up in the morning feeling like this guy!|
Remember earlier when we talked about the Future of Gaming? Well, here's what's shaping up to be the
Gaming has come a long way. Some of you may remember, or have played, the original Pong. A classic and a revolution, Pong started what we all call "video gaming" now. Video games have come a long way since then, and what we see now almost seemed impossible then. It almost makes you think: what will the future of gaming be like?
Entertainment has been evolving sevenfold as of the last 5 years. HDTV then turned into 3DTV, which is sure to change in the next couple of years. How will it change, though? Putting you into the movie, show, or game. This is possible with the next level of entertainment, Virtual Eyewear.
Microsoft recently announced their newest invention and technological innovation, the Holodesk. Using the kinect camera and a see-through display, the Holodesk allows you to interact with 3D objects. Pretty soon we'll be living Star Wars, guys!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Have you ever sat there and whittled away hours upon hours playing a game? We've done that numerous times on phones, tablets, consoles -- you name it. There's tons of games out there: puzzle, action, RPG, FPS, but the one we always try (and usually fail at) are those strategy games. In turn, this usually has us backing out at the thought of it. That all changed with this Great Little War Game.
Monday, November 7, 2011
ParaNorman, from Laika, the creators of the hit movie Coraline, is scheduled to be released in August 2012. Featuring the same atmosphere that we saw in Coraline, ParaNorman has a lot to bring to top it off, and it seems the movie will do just that.
Have you ever played a game and realized just how fun it is? We've recently been taken back to our roots with Dungeon Brawl and Dungeon Demon, two games made by Rusty Axe Games. Not only did we nostalgia, but we even got to see an awesome program that lets you create the game. How bad ass is that, right?
Sunday, November 6, 2011
It all started out with board games. Board games have their fair share of casual players and hardcore players. Anyone can see this when it comes to chess and checkers, but did you know Monopoly actually has championship tournaments?
Friday, November 4, 2011
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
This has happened to and been done by everyone reading this (and those who aren't.) You're having a conversation with someone and they spurt out a movie phrase. It might fit the situation, but it gets really annoying after hearing it over and over and over again. We taken 20 of the most overused quotes and put them into one list. This could either be a good or bad thing; we haven't decided yet.