Entries for January, 2009

ThisWay Commuter Bike Concept is Award-Winning Solution in Need of a, um, Solution

Yes, it’s very cool looking. And yes, the bike’s designer, Torkel Dohmer, just won the “commuter bike for the masses” design competition over at the Bicycle Design blog. But am I alone in thinking that you could achieve basically the same results with a Huffy banana-seat bike, an umbrella and some duct tape for approximately […]

Amazon Sells 80GB PS3 for $349.98, Makes it That Much Harder for You To Be a Non-Blu-ray-Owning Loser

How’s that for sales & marketing tactics? $349 for a Blu-ray player so good, Criterion uses it as their reference standard. And oh, lookie, there’s a next-gen gaming system built-in! How thoughtful of Sony. Plus, Tony will be your best friend if you get Little Big Planet and play it online together. Seriously. Amazon

Episode 2: The pause.com Entertainment Podcast

Episode 2 of The pause.com Entertainment Podcast is live! In this episode: The guys start off by talking about the presidential inauguration and announce their new feature, the Best & Worst Entertainment Moments of the Week. Then in Video Games, Lou discusses the beginning of Tomb Raider: Underworld and talks about finding one of his […]

American Idol Hopeful Reveals the Goods for a Cause

Last week, lots of people were talking about American Idol’s “Bikini Girl” Katrina Darrell. Sorry, but my skank detector was going crazy so I had to leave the room. However, I did enjoy watching 20-year-old Casey Carlson from Minnesota sing Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles”. The judges did, too, as they sent her off to […]

Episode 1: The pause.com Entertainment Podcast

Episode 1 of The pause.com Entertainment Podcast is Live! Join Tony and I as we discuss video games, TV, movies and tech. Relax…we consider ourselves “casual gamers”, so if you’re in your 30s or 40s and still enjoy gaming, but a slightly more leisurely pace than your typical Jolt-enhanced 13 year old, check us out! In […]

Holden Commodore’s Aussie Reign Just More Rain on Our Parade (of Crap)

Over at Autoblog, there’s a piece on how the Holden Commodore has retained its status as the #1 selling car in Australia for the 13th straight year, despite nearly the lowest total sales of the past 30 years since the Commodore was first introduced. But the article is just one more thing for us United […]

TiVO Unveils New Search Paradigm

Those of us with DirecTV are still waiting for that glorious day when the marriage of D* and TiVO once again bring happiness to our TV-watching ways. In the meantime, however, TiVO’s already announced the successor to their Swivel Search. The pictures above represent the next evolution of the TiVO search functionality, and look like […]

LG Debuts 55″ LHX LED-Backlit LCD TV at CES

If the acronym bingo in the subject line hasn’t made you flee in terror, keep reading, because this is an interesting piece of tech from LG. Aside from being LED-backlit like a few other high-end LCD TVs these days, the LHX is also just under an inch thin, thanks to LG removing the tuner components, […]

New TRON (TRON 2? TR2N?) Signs Lead Actor

Hollywood Reporter has, uh, reported that the new TRON film (as they’re saying it’s being called, rather than TRON 2 or the amazingly-annoying TR2N) has found a lead actor in Garrett Hedlund. Even more interesting, perhaps, is that the article also confirms that Jeff Bridges is in fact onboard to reprise his role as Flynn, […]