Entries for January, 2009

pause.com Review: Tomb Raider Underworld (PC)

Tomb Raider Underworld once again casts the player in the role of the world’s most well-endowed treasure hunter, Lara Croft. And when I say “well-endowed” I am, of course, referring to Lara’s massive knowledge of ancient civilizations, relics and the mythology and occult that go along with them. Hit the clicky thingie for the full […]

Episode 3: The pause.com Entertainment Podcast

Episode 3 of The pause.com Entertainment Podcast is live! In this episode: The guys apologize for the late posting of Episode 3 and then intro a new feature: The 60-second game reviews. Tony reviews Pixeljunk Eden and Lou gives you 60 seconds of his opinion on Tomb Raider Underworld. In TV (~12:10) the guys talk American […]

Philips Combats Bad Economy with Hyper-Specialized TV for Elitist CinemaScope Snobs

It seems like odd timing for an odd product like this, but Philips has announced their Cinema 21:9 flat-panel HDTV with an aspect ratio of 2.4:1 that matches CinemaScope movies. With it, you’ll be able to set up a second home theater in  your mansion just to watch things like Close Encounters or Casino Royale […]

Samsung Gives You Yet Another Reason to Go 64-bit with Your OS: 32GB DIMMs

Nuff said*     *Ok, so in actuality, they haven’t released 32GB DIMMs, but they’re coming. The modules will be based on what Samsung did actually announce, which are 4 gigabit memory chips based on a 50-nm manufacturing process. Another benefit to the new chips: 40% less power consumption than typical DDR3 units. Score.

Chrysler + Fiat: Yes, please!

The most exciting thing about the Chrysler / Fiat global alliance to us Americans is the possibility of having cool, funky, little Italian cars zipping around our overly-wide streets. And Fiat certainly has no shortage of those. Ideally, these cars would come over almost completely unchanged, save for maybe some crash reg mods beneath the […]

Warner Brothers to Reboot Lara Croft Film Franchise

Warner Brothers plans to reboot the Lara Croft film (and I use that term loosely) franchise that never actually went anywhere. You remember the first two movies, right? Well, erm, they starred Angelina Jolie, who, I’m guessing, has far better things to do with her time than be in another Lara Croft actioner. Like look […]

USB Spy Pen Poised to Displace Laser Pointer as Annoying Geek Tech de Rigeur

Remember when laser pointers first came out? They were a couple hundred bucks and we thought they were the coolest thing ever, until the price dropped to like $3 and every chucklehead who got drunk before going to the movies had one. Well, prepare for the next great annoying geek tech: This USB spy pen […]

Apple Appoints New Head of iPod and iPhone Development

Mark Papermaster will take the reigns of Apple’s all-important group starting April 24th. He was happy to have beaten out Charlie Rockmaster for the position and admitted in a news conference today that he was secretly thrilled that Tony Scissorsmaster had recently been laid off, so as not to have to go up against him […]

Stop Motion Coolness

Couldn’t pass this up, because it’s just too cool for school. Props to Matt C. for the heads-up!

Government Snickers as it Plans to Delay DTV Transition. Again.

Not only has President Obama not yet fixed the economy (yes, I’m kidding), but now he’s messing with our HDTV by promoting and agreeing to a bill, authored by Senate Commerce Committe Chairman Jay Rockefellar, to push back the DTV transition date from February 17th to June 12th. I’m sorry, but this is ridiculous. If […]