Category: Gadgets

  • LG Viper 4G LTE – First Impressions

    LG Viper 4G LTE – First Impressions

    I’ve been fooling around with my new phone for a few days, and it is the LG Viper 4G LTE.  So far, it’s been great – very much like the Optimus S I am giving up, just better in most every way.  Larger screen (4in) but not obnoxious, 1.2ghz dual core processor, tons of room […]

  • Nook Color Running Ice Cream Sandwich!

    I had been meaning to do this since we got it for him, but I put a ‘real’ version of Android on my son’s Nook Color last night.  After checking to see what was currently available for it, I decided to try Android 4.0 – ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’.  I followed the instructions at NookDevs for […]

  • gROM on my LG Optimus S

    I got tired of running out of room for apps on my phone, especially with some of the sweet games I wanted to play.  So I figured I’d go for a custom ROM finally, that gets rid of the pre-loaded Sprint junk and otherwise just works fine.  gROM fits that bill nicely, while adding some nice […]

  • Friday Finds – Diamond Weevils, Firefly and the Commodore 64

    The holiday lull is over, I’ve actually got a few posts to put in here, woohoo! The Three Christmas Movies – Pretty much only three, minus a few classics that don’t fit. Movie Review – The Adventures of Tintin – A very good animated adventure. Old Game Tuesday – Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi […]

  • Friday Finds – Kung Fu and Carmen Sandiego

    Friday Finds – Kung Fu and Carmen Sandiego

    Well, it was a busy week for me, though most of the creative juices were used at the Sabres site I run.  They had a rough week, what can I say?  Still, I got OGT out, and it’s one of my all time favorites, River City Ransom.  Check it out if you haven’t yet.  On […]

  • Friday Finds – War Machine and The Hobbit

    Friday Finds – War Machine and The Hobbit

    Happy Friday, all!  I’m getting back in the swing of things so got some posts down this week.  Not sure how many I’ll manage for next week, though, as I’m planning to fire up River City Ransom for OGT.  Might just nerd-snipe myself into oblivion there, love that game.  Anyway, this week’s posts: Kid Movie […]

  • Freaking AMAZING Lord of the Rings LEGO

    Freaking AMAZING Lord of the Rings LEGO

    Via GeekTyrant (and they saw it at Brothers Brick), a 22,000 brick, 7ft tall, 145lb LotR ‘Battle of Isengard’ set.  The builders, called OneLug, really outdid themselves, including everything from the partially burned Ent, an amazing effect of the dam bursting with the blue and clear stud pieces, Wormtongue hiding behind Saruman…really, reall cool.  Click […]

  • HTC Rhyme – This Really Bothers Me

    HTC Rhyme – This Really Bothers Me

    Take a look at that phone.  It’s got a lot going for it.  Verizon will probably be pricing it low, and it would fit very well at the low to mid-range of Android handsets.  No 4G, but a better processor than my Optimus S, front-facing camera, a dock with speakers.  Color is odd but hey, […]

  • Gingerbread on my LG Optimus S

    Woke up this morning and was quite surprised to see a major update for my phone waiting – Gingerbread!  That’s Android 2.3 for the uninitiated.  I was a bit surprised, as I figured it had been long enough that I probably wasn’t getting it.  I fired up the install and am now running from the […]

  • Friday Finds – Robot Octopi and Arctic Airships

    A light week this week, due to the holidays and not being home much. Raising a Reader – Getting boys to read. But that does leave plenty of room for links! Star Wars:  Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition, a fine gift for the SW geek in your family. A horribly incomplete list of […]

  • Friday Finds – Buffalo Cash Mob

    First, the week in posts: Poll: Best Star Wars Videogame Ever? – currently the votes say TIE Fighter.  Where are you Dark Forces people at?  Rock the Vote! Movie Review – Cowboys and Aliens – Not terrible, had some entertainment value, but pretty forgettable to me.  Leans more towards the Western side of things, so […]

  • Friday Finds – Liquid Breathing and Sand Tiger Sharks

    Friday Finds – Liquid Breathing and Sand Tiger Sharks

    Hope everybody had a great week.  I came home from Virginia Beach, and the weather followed me (in the 90s here in sunny Buffalo).  Of course, it’ll be in the 70s in a few days…anyway, here are last week’s posts: Movie Review:  Transformers: Dark of the Moon – It wasn’t an unholy abomination.  I had […]