Desolation of Smaug: Can’t believe he caught me monologuing

Be warned, spoilers live in this post.  If you haven’t read The Hobbit, or if you haven’t seen the first and second movie, turn back now lest said spoilers blow your mind. Now that that’s out of the way, I’ll get on to my movie review of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.  Click more to keep going–you know you want …

Upgradable smart phones? Sign me up!

No, I’m not talking about your yearly or every-other-year upgrade plan.  I’m talking about upgrading the camera or processor on your existing phone!  You wouldn’t get new-phone-envy halfway through your contract, because you could just upgrade the one you have. Want a better camera? Sure, no problem. Faster processor? More RAM? More powerful battery? Go for it! Motorola just announced …

Wow have I been busy

Sorry!  I’ve had an insanely busy past few weeks, but now I’m returning to the world of blogging. To tide you over while you wait for my next post (should be later tonight), I leave you with this rather AWESOME news:  There is now an official Lego DeLorean set for Doc Brown’s time machine.

Virtuix Omni and Oculus Rift . . . WANT

I believe my geek circuits have just blown a fuse.  What you’re seeing up there is a guy on an omni-directional treadmill called the Virtuix Omni.  The goofy thing on his head is the Oculus Rift, which is a very, very promising virtual reality headset. The two are now available for pre-order from Virtuix in a bundle that costs only …

New Nexus 7 review

My brother and sister in law are currently embroiled in a debate as to what device she’ll be getting to use primarily for reading eBooks.  I may catch a little flack from him on this review, because the new Nexus 7 is definitely the device she should get (he wants her to buy an iPad). A more detailed review can …

How to get the most out of your Android phone or tablet

I was going to make this post about smartphones in general, but decided to focus on Android to give me something more specific to work with.  That being said, a fair amount of the advice that follows applies to ANY smartphone. The first thing you need is to know what you’re working with.  What operating system does your phone use? …

Use your nerdy obsession to drive you

Us nerds and geeks tend to get very into our own worlds.  I know that I can sit down for hours on end playing a tabletop RPG with my brothers and friends.  Hell, I’ll walk away from a long gaming session wanting more every time. The same thing goes for reading (novels, comics, or whatever).  I regularly stay up entirely too …

Humble eBook bundle! Go buy one!

So I’m guessing at least some of you have heard of the Humble Bundle.  It’s a platform for independent game developers to get their games out to the masses.  Customers pay what they want, and get to decide where that money will go. Some of the cash goes to developers, some goes to the Humble Bundle people (to keep things running), …

Living with your lovable Geek – from The Wife

As a woman married to THIS particular geek, I have a few words of my own.  My OWN advice, if you will, on how to live amicably with a geek. First off, the particular geek writing this blog is what I am terming an “ADD Geek”. His attentions are all over the place he finds, in my opinion, too many …

How to be a properly loving geek

Yesterday, I wrote a post designed to help spouses understand their geeks a little bit better.  The basic gist was that, by bearing with your geek a little, it can make him or her a little happier.  A happier geek is more apt to go out of his or her way to make you happy too, so it’s kind of …