Things that are fun: writing about (and making fun of) gadgets and tech.
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Backtrace It , Calling The Cyber Pohlice , Stuff That Probably Sounds Cooler Than It Is | Posted on 8:04 AM
File this under "Stuff That Probably Sounds Cooler Than It Is", but apparently the U.S. now has a Cyber Command. A sub-department of the DoD. Their responsibilities? "Directing activities to operate and defend DoD networks." So, um....sweet?
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Four Of The G's , T-Mobile Has Got Some Balls | Posted on 7:45 PM
Not content with annoying pedantic nerds, T-Mobile has decided to go and piss off Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T by claiming they now have the nation's largest 4G network. Verizon and AT&T are stuck retorting with PR statements nobody cares about, since they can't reply with counter-ads since they have no 4G network of their own to advertise yet. Sprint keeps hawking the Evo.
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Apology Letters From Creepy Stalker Exes , Google Buzz | Posted on 4:39 PM
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Mobile Phones , Shut Up Nerd , To G or Not To G | Posted on 7:19 AM
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Friggin' Nook , Nook | Posted on 1:18 PM
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in I don't understand art , Spilled grape juice | Posted on 7:33 AM
I don't think this needs any other commentary.
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Apple Store Trolling | Posted on 1:39 PM
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Maybe PCs Are Undead , Maybe PCs Aren't Dead , PCs are Dead , Zombie Invasions | Posted on 10:17 AM
As you are surely aware, the desktop, the notebook, and the netbook are all dead, baby, dead. The death of a technology proven, of course, by any given chart that contains a negative number, disregarding context. That being said, some new conflicting evidence has cropped up in Canada, contesting these claims of death.
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Microsoft , Old Software , We're Doomed , Windows XP | Posted on 9:19 PM
Engadget reports, grudgingly, that Microsoft has announced they are extending to corporations an upgrade amnesty, saying they will allow corporations to exercise "downgrade rights" for new machines they purchase with Windows 7. For those unfamiliar, "downgrade rights" are defined as "those rights, endowed by one's creator, to rollback to old operating systems like Windows XP, and generally be an old fogey and curmodgeon".
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Hulu , HuluPlus , Netflix , Things That Aren't Funny Being Posted To A Humor Blog | Posted on 5:55 PM
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted on 7:46 PM
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Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Damn Lies , Fox News , iPhone vs. Android | Posted on 12:01 PM
I don't know much about politics. In fact, I think after the last year or so I know far more about politics than I ever cared to. Call it social pressure or just becoming an adult, but suddenly things like foreign policy and economy aren't just empty words. They're empty words rambled about by empty heads. But you know what? Maybe I'm just not educated. So I'll stick to doing what I normally do. Calling out liars for being liars, even if I don't know what the truth is.
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Wii Accessories , Wii Sports , Wiiiiiiiiii | Posted on 12:14 AM
According to CTA this is it. Nevermind the crappy Photoshop job. And nevermind the mildly attractive/intimidating model CTA used to demo the Wii Weighted Gloves. And yes, she is intimidating. But not because she's physically fit or apparently enjoys a good boxing match. But rather because she has the cojones to be photographed wearing the gloves. A fashion statement that simultaneously says "I am a person who enjoys being physically active" and "I am allergic to sunlight."
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Braaaaaaiiiins , They're Breaking Down My Door As We Speak , Zombie Invasions | Posted on 6:02 PM
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Actually Odin Wrote This , Eye Patches , Magical Duplication Machines , Nuns , Piracy , Totally Important Stuff | Posted on 1:39 PM
[Editor's Note: Normally, we don't post stuff this serious. Trifling about with morality and right and wrong? Pshaw. We much prefer to sit back and make fun of people and companies that do silly things, make silly things, say silly things, or are silly things. But Offical-As-Of-Now Guest Writer Odin asked to be reposted. And his article has a picture of a nun with an eye patch. And if you think about it, the old lady with a scarf analogy is kind of funny. I mean imagine her face when some punk runs up and steals her scarf but, WHOAAA! It's still in her hand too! Whahahaha! *ahem* But I digress. Anyways, here's his post, originally published here.]
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Android is the new hotness , dead baby dead , diazian growth principle , holy crap what am i even saying , the iPhone is a crippled old man | Posted on 7:46 PM
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Blackberry , RIM , Wait What | Posted on 8:58 AM
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in I Want My Evo , Just Release The Evo Already , Something About An iPhone , When Can I Get My Evo | Posted on 2:52 PM
Posted by Jasmine | Posted on 11:32 AM
Currently there is some outrage over this week's photoshop contest; "Help Steve Jobs Strike Back". Apparently this is a way of admitting guilt? Or something... But the real thing we should be worrying about is that doesn't it seem suspicious that Frucci would go out of his way to help SJobs out? I'm sure this week has been a stressful one for him, and his creativity is probably a little burnt out. Having people pour in suggestions on the best way to retaliate is exactly what he needs. But how did he acomplish this? Simple. Mind control on Frucci; one of the least likely suspects. If it was Jesus Diaz, we all would have caught on ages ago, but Frucci mainly provides us with Lul'z... ensuring that he slips under the radar when it comes to the deep stuff. We all need to be on guard in these coming days and weeks, who knows what will happen when SJobs reveals himself...
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in disgusting , ewwwww , kfc double down , save us | Posted on 6:30 PM
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Posted by jc | Posted in Don't Let Jesus See This , The Future is Undetermined | Posted on 10:02 PM
Posted by jc | Posted in Steve's favorite pants | Posted on 10:13 AM
Word Of The Day is a new daily feature for Autistic Disdain by modestmouse, highlighting tech-related terms you may or may not have heard of before.
Todays word: Appled |ap-pulled| verb
Definition: Appled similar to Appalled is to be figuratively (and sometimes literally) smothered or crushed by an onslaught of coverage for an Apple product, namely the iPad or iPhone.
Apple products are laced with an extremely potent pheromone that causes technology bloggers to become insatiably aroused. The techno-blogger then courts his or her new iDevice with an intricate and highly ritualized reviewal process, which can often be taboo or disgusting to uninitiated commenters.
This fairly well documented love affair has reached a fever pitch with the release of Apple's new tablet, the iPad. This has lead a large segment of Gizmodo's (a serious technology blog) reader base to become entranced through a process known as imitation or monkey see monkey do.
The other half of Gizmodo's reader base has become outcasts, living on the edge of the internet and foraging for tech news unrelated to Apple. With time it is hoped that things may return to normal, and everyone may once again live in perfect harmony. Until the next iProduct comes out that is.
Example: "Some people on the internet have been Appled almost to the brink of insanity."
If you have any comments, questions, or critiques; please reply with them below.
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Good Night Sweet Prince , I Seriously Hate That Name , Name Changes , Windows Phone 7 Series | Posted on 11:17 AM
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Confessions , iPad , Religion , Seriously WTF | Posted on 10:00 AM
Posted by jc | Posted in Music is my Arrow Plane , The Art of a Nosebleed | Posted on 1:22 PM
Back in 2008 Wired reported that Metallica's own CD recordings are crap compared to Guitar Hero. Since that time audiophiles have noticed that this seems to be true in quite a few recordings, not just for the 'the louder the better' artists. Gamasutra tells us why.
(It's not because you used a female game character with nice tits.) (Although that seems to help.) (However, it is admittedly weird when a chick on the screen bangs like Hetfield.) (By bang I mean play guitar vigorously.)
Posted by jc | Posted in Inglorious Rants , iPad articles require waders | Posted on 11:43 AM
This says it all. Ok, not quite all.
Posted by jc | Posted in Google's not in Kansas anymore , I nearly Schmidt my pants | Posted on 12:46 AM
great April Fools' jokes over the years. This one is cute, but meh.
Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.Nice try,
Posted by jc | Posted in Gamers are Fanboys Too , The Secret of Steel , This Can Hurt You | Posted on 11:27 PM
Not metal - steel. Like the stuff swords and tanks and battleships are made of. Under your mouse and wrist. More after the jump.
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in I Seriously Hate That Name , Microsoft , Windows Phone 7 Series | Posted on 12:43 PM
Microsoft has recently announced their brand new mobile operating system, Windows Cellular Device Mobile Phone Part 7 Series New Not Windows Mobile. Also known as Windows Phone 7 Series for short. And their new phone has an incredible, amazing, fantastic, wonderful new interface: squares.
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in Google Buzz , I'm Actually Still Kind of Excited To See How This Goes , Redundant Services | Posted on 7:51 PM
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in 4chan , dumb moves , this can only end in lols , verizon | Posted on 6:14 AM
During the summer of 2009, it was reported that AT&T was blocking 4chan as part of a defense against a side-effect of a DDoS attack against 4chan. In keeping with their constant back and forth campaign regardless of user opinion, Verizon is now blocking 4chan from their users.
I think it's really childish of these two to keep this up. These two companies need to grow up and be more mature.
STFU. verizon r teh gay.
Posted by OCEntertainment | Posted in geeks , social interaction , sucky advice | Posted on 9:08 AM
Or perhaps more accurately, according to a certain student at Stanford. Wait, shoot! I broke the rules!
Philip Guo has a write-up of rules for the successful social interaction of geeks. Really helpful tips like "Don't be yourself", "Don't get comfortable" and "Temporarily let go of the urge to achieve absolute precision in speaking". In case you were wondering, no. There is not a footnote acknowledging the irony in that last one.