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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Route 29 Batman is a Great Guy After All

Once in awhile, there is a story that kinda makes your heart melt, and you realize that in this world of 24/7 always-on information overload there are good guys out there, amongst the millions of scary stories you hear all the time.

Did you see the photo of the guy in the Lambo that was pulled over by the cops dressed as Batman? Well it turns out that he is a decent guy, so decent that the Washington Post did a piece on him. Turns out his a self-made wealthy business man that has a Lambo, has a $5,000 Batman suit that was professionally made for him, and wait for it: he does all of this for kids at a children's hospital.

Talk about awesome. Hit up the source link to read the whole story. It might bring some perspective in your life.

Source: Washington Post

Sunday, March 25, 2012

How to Sign In to More Than One Google Account on the Same Page

Recently I came across a problem, I am tied to more than one Google account now. Normally, I could just sign into Chrome with my @gmail credentials, and I could get my Google Docs, Gmail and Google Talk, Google Plus and other services without having to sign in and out of each service. However, my blogging email and editing are starting to become more and more demanding, and I have three accounts that I am switching back and forth between pretty regularly now. My old solution was to keep each account signed into a different browser, personal account in Chrome, another one in Firefox, and the other one in Safari. Problem there is that I hate all browsers that don't start in Chro- and end in -me.

Maybe the solution has been there the whole time, or maybe it was just a hot new feature that I stumbled upon, but Google allows multiple accounts to sign in under one browser. Here's how:

  1. Locate your name in the upper right hand corner of most Google websites.
  2. Look for "Sign In to Another Account"
  3. Enter info 
  4. ???
  5. Profit

There are still inconstant menu choices across Google Services, for instance on, there isn't a "Sign In to Another Account" link. Your best bet is or

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Battlefield 3 Patch "Soon"

Battlefield 3, ahh how I love to hate thee. This is by far the only game that I have spent time in that rivals my obsession with World of Warcraft. To date I have logged 321 hours in the game, and can tell you that after playing it that long, I know just about every issue with the game firsthand. 

The last update for the game was back when the DLC dropped, and it's been too long coming. The patch is announced in the official Dice blog as March 27 for PS3, and PC and 360 "coming soon." For a full list of changes, click through the break.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Angry Birds: Space A BDay Gift to You

Angry Birds received a new game today, and just in time for my birthday! It takes place in space and the big draw here is gravity, or the lack of it.

It's free on the Play Store for Android 

$2.99 in the Apple iTunes Store.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

[Reblogged] A Logical Breakdown of Why the Mass Effect 3 Ending Makes No Sense

I am stating right away that I have not written any of what follows this paragraph, it is entirely the work of  another person, who's email address is listed at the bottom. I highly encourage anyone that has any kind of investment in the Mass Effect universe to read and add to the document below. I am simply copy and pasting in an effort to get as many people to read this as possible. Having said that, your comments are welcome here as well. There are of course, MAJOR SPOILERS. As stated in the last paragraph, the author is encouraging reblogging of her/his work.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Verizon, Motorola Deploy Diagnostic Software

There was quite an uprising over the while Carrier IQ deal, and carriers quickly learned that people don't like the idea of their every keystroke and swipe on their devices was being recorded. While that may not be the absolute truth as to what was really going on, that's pretty much how the community perceived Carrier IQ and it went quickly into damage control mode and hired a PR firm to educate and inform the public as to what it actually does. 

Now it seems like there is a slow move to push software on your phone that will allow remote access to your phone. Both Verizon and Motorola have programs in place to allow a customer service agent to quickly get into your phone and fix any problems remotely. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

First Impressions with the New iPad

Talk about lucky. My wife took note of my recent obsession with the new iPad and somehow came up with the money to buy me a new iPad. Even though my birthday isn't until Thursday, Amy went ahead and got me a 16 GB white wifi model. I've never had a tablet before so I wanted to share my initial thoughts both as a new iPad user and as an Android power user.

First of all, your mileage will vary, but at the Best Buy that I bought the iPad at, there were plenty of iPads to go around. This confirms what I was reading in various blogs, and the Best Buy employee I talked to said the launch wasn't as big as he thought it would be. So what I am saying is that there should be enough iPads to go around, so don't worry too much about running all around town looking for one.

Monday, March 12, 2012

*Updated $8 Galaxy Nexus Extended Battery, Free Shipping

Looks like the deal is over, the site doesn't have any trace of the deal anywhere, but the battery is sell for less than $15. Click the link below to buy it. I will review it when it comes in.

It is hard to turn down a deal. When looking at the $70 extended battery, and then seeing it for $8, it is a no-brainer to put the virtual cash down on the digital countertop (Google Checkout in this case), and roll the dice. Make no mistake, this is a dice roll. These cheap generic batteries are notorious for being total crapshoots, you might get a decent battery or you might get a nice paperweight.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Game Review: Osmos

Some levels have you in orbit
Can’t help but feel a bit left out when it comes to gaming on the Android platform. There are a ton of  great games out there, but there is still a bit of spit and polish that is missing from our games. So when a truly great game comes along, it is a welcome departure, and one that deserves some attention.
Looking at Osmos doesn’t quite do it justice. While the graphics are simple, they are very detailed and simply pop on Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The game looks like it is taking place on a petri dish in Bernadette Rostenkowski‘s micro biology lab. However, once you are in the game, you can’t help but notice the outstanding framerate, and animation. There was tremendous amount of work that went into making sure the details are right. This is one good looking game.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Super Mario Brothers Meets Portal in this Free Game

Super Mario Bros, with a portal gun. Need I say more? This is a game created from scratch, takes Mario and up to THREE of your friends in co-op into a world where portal guns exists. Simply amazing and the download links are here! 

  • Complete recreation of SMB
  • Elements from Portal
  • Portal gun that shoots portals
  • 4-player simultaneaous coop
  • Level Editor that was used to create the levels in the game
  • 33 different hats
  • Downloadable Mappacks
  • Game modifiers for extra fun

Friday, March 2, 2012

Where Did the $90 Nexus Pogo Dock Go?

Earlier in the week, I posted that the Galaxy Nexus finally had a pogo dock available, and outlined the $90 price and the fact that the dock was backordered. The guys over at Android Central did a hands on and there is still some debate as to if the price is too high, but there is no denying the demand is there.

There were problems with the placement of the power button. Basically when you place the phone in your new shiny dock, you can't get to the power button, so you can't turn off the screen. Is this the reason that the dock is not available anymore from the Samsung website? Or is the dock heading to Verizon now and Big Red asked Samsung not to sell the dock through their own website?

Considering that all the other accessories are sold by Verizon and Samsung, that wouldn't really seem to be case here, but there is something up.

If Samsung responds to my email, I will update this post with more information.

*Looks like the dock is pulled until the 4.0.4 update is official for the GNex. The update fixes the issues that most people are having with the dock. Sounds like this is a little bit of miscommunication between Google and Samsung. 

Source: Samsung

{NSFW} Vaginas in World of Warcraft

Don't take the title as a metaphor, I am talking about the real deal here. After playing this game since 2007, I have come across my fair share of dongs in WoW. There's no denying the phallic nature of many items in the game, not to mention the whole city of Dalaran is a tower of dong.

So I have gone through my wow screenshot folder and pulled three good examples of vagina in World of Warcraft. While the game is cartoony, and the photos are not at all graphic, I don't want to offend anyone. Please don't click through if you may be offended. Photos after the break.

Kid Friendly Tablet $129

If you have a child in your house, then you know the appeal that our little devices hold for children. My toddler is constantly grabbing my Galaxy Nexus, in fact he watches me and jumps all over it the second that I put it down and walk away. Kids and a $600 electronic device are not the best match in the world, no matter how closely you watch over them. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012