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Review: iPhone 4S

The day before Steve Jobs’ unfortunate passing, Tim Cook took the stage to announce the latest offerring in their iPhone line. While many were disappointed it wasn’t the revolutionary iPhone 5 that had been rumored for the months leading up, the evolutionary iPhone 4S was announced instead and released to the general populace about a […]

Review: Geek Wisdom

In the book Geek Wisdom – The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, authors N. K. Jemisin, Genevieve Valentine, Eric San Juan, and Zaki Hasan and editor Stephen H. Segal take a look at quotes from across the realms of books, movies, television programs and video games and applied them to different philosophies that can be related to the different quotes. From Inigo Montoya to Jareth the Goblin King, they takes quotes attributed to the different characters and expound upon them.

Chevy Unveils the Sonic at New York Comic Con

This past weekend at the Javitz Center in New York City was the New York Comic Con. The annual east coast gathering for geek culture, which pulled 96,000 fans of comic books and pop culture in 2010, pulls in people around the world to meet celebrities, find out the latest about tv, movies and comics, and see the latest technologies. One of those technologies this year was the 2012 Sonic from Chevrolet.

Road To The NY Marathon: Staten Island Half Marathon

As we enter the last quarter of the year, and the 2011 ING NYC Marathon looms closer, I train for the marathon while working on completing races in order to qualify for the 2012 marathon. On my way to completing the requirements for entry into next year’s marathon, I ran the Staten Island Half Marathon.

Netflix Trashes Qwikster

When Netflix announced they were spinning their DVD and Blu-ray shipping off into a separate company, it was met with derision as another bad idea to follow up the raising of prices. It appeared to be an excuse to explain the raised prices by splitting the disc and streaming subscriptions. Yesterday, Netflix dropped the axe and announced they were not creating Qwikster.

RIP Steve Jobs

Genius, visionary, innovator… these adjectives and more have been used to describe Steve Jobs, a man who revolutionized the personal computer market (with Steve Wozniak), animated films, the music industry and the post-personal computer market. On October 5, he finally succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 56, the day after Tim Cook took the stage to introduce the latest iPhone.

Road To The NY Marathon: Norway Run

With the 2011 ING NYC Marathon a mere five weeks away, I continue to train to run 26.2 miles while running races to qualify for a bid into the 2012 marathon. My fourth race in the New York Road Runners 9+1was the 1.7 mile Norway Run.