September 30, 2011

How To Get a Job In Technology

What to know how to land a job in today's technology landscape? The infographic below explains.

September 29, 2011

Facebook Timeline

Facebook's upcoming user profile update called "Timeline" is simply amazing. It's a radical departure from the current look and all other social networks. What I can surmise from the changes, is that the profile page will be the epicenter of the site - pictures, newsfeed and other aspects of the current version will be focused on it. It will act like a hub rather scrolling to other pages. If you want a glimpse check out the official video preview:

Green Lantern DVD/Blu-Ray Details

Beware my power! An extended cut of Green Lantern will light up store shelves on October 14th on both Blu-ray 3D and 2D Combo-Packs. A standalone movie edition Blu-Ray and DVD will also be available. Which version should you buy?

And what about the bonus Batman: Arkham City costume??

September 28, 2011

September 27, 2011

REVIEW: Batman #1

The DCnU relaunch still has a week's worth of books left, but I'm going to go ahead and call it - Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #1 is by far the greatest issue of the New 52, and one of the best comics I've ever read.

Scott Snyder had an AMAZING run on Detective Comics before the DC relaunch, and this issue of Batman is more of the same. After writing Dick Grayson Batman so well, I was honestly a little skeptical if he'd get the Bruce Wayne Batman down, but Snyder doesn't disappoint. He just knows Batman, and Snyder somehow nailed every aspect of the character in ONE ISSUE, and even managed to keep the story current and not alienate new readers.

Seriously, this single issue has it all - Batman takes on Arkham Asylum, does his Bruce Wayne rich-boy spiel, plays detective with Commissioner Gordon (and Harvey Bullock), and sneaks in a new gadget or two. We even get to see Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, and Damian Wayne all in the same room. Wow!

As far as the art of the book, it's amazingly done as well. Greg Capullo's work is beautiful, and I love his take on Batman's new costume. (Sorry, Jim Lee!) Capullo put a lot of effort and attention to details - everything from the Riddler's question-mark shaped mohawk to Damian's red sneakers is just wonderfully done. Although nothing has changed story-wise in the Batman books post-relaunch, all the characters are clearly younger. Bruce is more baby-faced, Dick Grayson is noticeable shorter than Bruce, and Commissioner Gordon's hair is red once again. Capullo's modern redesigns for Batman's rogues gallery is also worth nothing.

There isn't really more that I can say here without spoiling the book. The ending will leave you stupefied, and I can honestly admit that my jaw dropped after the last page. If you're even just the least bit interested in comic books or a casual Batman fan, I strongly urge you to pick this one up.

THE GOOD: EVERYTHING. Snyder just knows Bruce/Batman, and there isn't anything he missed here, from the public persona of Bruce Wayne, the new gadgetry, the detective work, to the Arkham Asylum villains. I especially loved the way he reintroduced us to Dick, Tim, and Damian.

THE BAD: If I really have to complain about anything, I don't like the book's new logo.

THE ART: Simply awesome. Greg Capullo draws an awesome Batman, and I love his take on the new militaristic-styled costume. This is Capullo's FIRST work on any Bat-book, but it's so well done you'd think he was drawing these characters for years.


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Images appear courtesy of DC Comics

First Look - Justice League: Doom

Warner Brothers has unveiled the first promo images for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release.

Apple iPhone Invite

Apple recently sent out it's press invitation for an event to be held at it's Cupertino headquarters on October 4 at 10:00am. Is there a deeper meaning behind the image invitiation though?

Gossip Girl: Season 5 Expectations

With all the twists and turns of the just the first episode of the new season, you can't help but wonder what's in store for Blair Waldorf instead of Serena Van Der Woodsen. Although Serena has always stolen the spotlight from Blair, I believe this season will be mostly "TEAM BLAIR".

September 26, 2011

Wonder Woman No. 1 Review

The fast paced debut of the new Wonder Woman series will leave readers wanting more. In fact, she doesn't appear until the middle of the relaunch. The premiere issue is packed with lots of action and intriguing new characters. If there is one other title that you plan to buy during DC Comics' relaunch and renumbering initiative, this is one issue you don't want to miss.  Furthermore, are readers ready for the fourth volume of the Amazon's adventures though?

September 23, 2011

Farewell R.E.M.

My best friend Martin had turned me on to R.E.M. and they were alternative before the category existed. The first song he played for me was "It's The End of World" which was from their Document CD. Ever since then and until their commercial hits Green and Out of Time. The CD also featured a collaboration with rapper KRS-One on the track "Radio Song".

September 22, 2011

REVIEW: Nightwing #1

No more Dick Grayson Batman? No problem!

Farewell iPhone 4

White iPhone 4
Like many iPhone enthusiasts, it’s a bittersweet time for us. Rumors of the new iPhone model launching soon gets us all tingly and giddy with excitement as well. An increased spec bump with the internal rear camera, up to 8 megapixels, then a processor upgrade and hardware changes similar to a mini-iPad have us anticipating the new look. Although I should reiterate that these are simple rumors and nothing has been substantiated yet.

September 21, 2011

X-Men Anime

Will it ever wind up on the Disney+ streaming service? The X-Men anime show made it's long awaited debut to American audiences on G4 Network. Check out some screenshots as we reminisce.

September 20, 2011

Recession Proof Careers

Check out these 10 recession proof careers that will give you job security through good and bad economic times.

September 19, 2011

X-Men: A Brief History of The Sentinels

The mutant-hunting robots arrived on the big screen in the X-Men First Class sequel Days of Future Past. Here's a brief history of mutant-kind's greatest foes.

September 16, 2011

Why Barbara Gordon as Batgirl Doesn't Work

Quite possibly the most controversial new book to come out of the DC relaunch, Batgirl #1 is somewhat of a letdown. If you haven't read the issue yet, it's decent at best but definitely not one for the buy list and worth a quick skim-through at most. Barbara Gordon is the most recognizable Batgirl, and clearly the most famous to wear the costume. But why doesn't it work?

September 14, 2011

Windows 8 Developer Preview

At Microsoft's BUILD conference, attendees were given developer previews of Windows 8. Check out some of the screens.

September 13, 2011

September 12, 2011

How People Use Twitter Infographic

So how are people using Twitter? This handy infographic provides details.

September 10, 2011

REVIEW: Action Comics #1

Maybe I'm a little biased, but Grant Morrison is probably my favorite comic book writer. I enjoyed his take on Batman (albeit an unfinished epic), and I love that he can make fresh, fun stories and still be able to use the Golden and Silver age source material as subtle plot points. The guy just knows what he's doing. If you're a fan of his work, Action Comics will surely not disappoint.

September 9, 2011

Rob Liefeld Hawk and Dove

No, Hell hasn't actually frozen over but yes indeed, Rob Liefeld has returned to drawing the new Hawk and Dove series for DC Comics.

September 8, 2011

Nike Air Mag aka Marty McFly

Remember the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly in the Back To The Future II movie? Certain shoe collectors have long hunted and prized those sneakers as the missing "Holy Grail" status in their collections. The Nike Air Mag shoes worn by Marty McFly will be exclusively released via auction on eBay with proceeds benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation. KixAndTheCity is reporting that Fox will appear on the David Letterman show tonight to announce details of the special edition sneakers.

More official details and pictures can be found here

Images courtesy KixAndTheCity

REVIEW: Swamp Thing #1

First things first, I've been an avid comic book reader for 22 years but have never read a single page of Swamp Thing and know nothing much about the character, save for a few chats amongst comic book buddies and Wikipedia summaries. I'll admit, this entire DC reboot made it convenient for my curiosity. Being a fan of Scott Snyder (American Vampire) AND Yanick Paquette (Batman Inc.), I figured I had nothing really to lose.

Rage PC Specifications

You'll need to clear some hard drive space if you want to run id Software's upcoming game Rage. Although your system may meet the minimum requirements, I would recommend upgrading certain hardware. Check out the specifications.

September 7, 2011

Playstation3 NINOKUNI Special Edition

Sony Japan has announced another limited edition PS3 system for release only in Japan. The console is quite stunning indeed.

September 6, 2011

Infinity Inc.

In case you missed it, DC Comics reprinted the early issues of Infinity, Inc., in a paperback edition earlier this summer. Infinity, Inc. was another casualty of the company’s need to clean up their muddled continuity from the past. Furthermore, the group has a special connection to DC Comics’ Golden Age of characters.

September 5, 2011

iTunes Streaming

Prior to the release of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new CD, fans were able to stream the entire album for free on iTunes. Is this a hint of future changes in iTunes, allowing for music streaming?

September 2, 2011

Power Girl

UPDATE: DC Comics has announced Power Girl's return in a forthcoming title in May 2012 titled World's Finest.

One casualty of DC Comics’ constant overhauls of it’s continuity is Power Girl. Her origin has been revised so many times, I wonder if they should’ve just left it alone.

As the new era of DC Comics begins with all their titles renumbering back to issue number one, we can’t help but ponder about Power Girl. The character was another Krypton survivor who landed on Earth, or Earth-Two as designated before the Crisis on Infinite Earths miniseries, years later after her cousin Kal-El. The Earth-Two Superman and Lois Lane help Power Girl adapt to life her new home planet. 

A reminder to our readers, the Crisis miniseries was meant to clean up the convoluted continuity of DC’s past stories involving multiple Earths. Earth-Two’s timeline was based during the early 20th century around the time, the original Superman stories were first written. Pre-Crisis, Power Girl later joined the Justice Society and was a founding member of Infinity, Inc, which was formed by the children of the Justice Society.
During the Crisis miniseries, her history was completely erased and given a different origin completely. After all, if her Earth-Two didn’t exist anymore, then who exactly was she and how would she fit into the new Earth created after the miniseries? The answer was to state that she was a descendant of the ancient sorcerer Arion. Furthering her origin was that she was in suspended animation all this time. She later joined the Justice League.

Furthermore, during the Infinite Crisis story line, her convoluted origin came back full circle. Confronting the original Superman, he explains her previous Earth-Two origin. Furthermore, after an encounter with the Earth-Two Lois Lane, memories of her previous life reappear. Her current role in the rebooted DC Universe remains unclear at this time. The early issues of her solo series are available digitally through the DC Comics app.

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September 1, 2011