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War of the Worlds

I’ve never read H.G. Wells 1898 novel “War Of The Worlds”, or have even seen anything having to do with the it in any other medium.  When I was younger, my dad told me that during a radio presentation of the story many listeners(who I would presume tuned in after the start of the show) thought that they were listening to an actual live newscast, which in turn caused mass hysteria and widespread panic throughout the listening area.  This amused me.  The thought of a bunch of people getting scared while hearing a work of fiction on the radio was quite funny. Not scary at all.  But I had no idea what they were hearing…

Click to continue reading The Final Cut:  War Of The Worlds Lives Up To The Hype


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Actiontec 54g Game AdapterActiontec provides a third party wireless game adapter at a price less exhorbatant than the first party counterparts. It really functions as an Ethernet to 802.11g bridge, enabling you to get your game system (PS2 or Xbox) or other Ethernet enabled device (TiVo or notebook) online wirelessly. It’s a very cool concept, but unfortunately the Actiontec has a few minor implementation issues. Check out the full review after the jump.

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Bewitched

This week, The Final Cut takes a look at a zombie-lovers’ dream come true, and a movie based on a 1960’s sitcom classic.  Other films out this week include Herbie: Fully Loaded starring Lindsay Lohan; and Rize, a film about “krumping” (a form of dancing, just in case you didn’t know) directed by David LaChapelle. Check out our thoughts after the jump.

Click to continue reading The Final Cut: A Closer Look At Romero’s Land Of The Dead, Bewitched


N-Gage QD AccessoriesDespite being pilloried in both the press and gaming communities, the Nokia N-Gage QD is a great (and most importantly, cheap) smartphone.  At E3, Nokia unveiled some accessories that look to improve the platform, including the problem of having a smartphone platform where the expandable storage and game cards use the same slot.  These new add-ons are all due in the second half of the year.

Unfortunately, each accessory has some strange drawback or flaw, and perhaps shows that the N-Gage just isn’t fully up to the task of being what Nokia envisions the platform as.  Let’s take a look at what they’ve come up with.

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iCarPlay ReviewI recently bought another iPod to replace my Zen Micro and had to find a way to get the music to play through my car stereo. In my previous car I had a line in  installed into the jack, but with my new Volkswagen, there is no easy way to do that without buying an expensive adapter. After doing a fair bit of research I decided to get the Monster iCarPlay iPod wireless transmitter and after a couple of days with it I’m pretty impressed. Check out our full review after the jump!

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DiscHub ReviewOne of the greatest innovations to come to the computing market in years just got a bit better! A little over a year ago DiscHub launched their fantastic disc management system. DiscHub just launched the second version of their product and I have had the pleasure of reviewing the improvements. Check out the full review after the jump.

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Batman Begins

Like some of our readers, I decided to see Batman Begins the day it came out.  When I was a child, Batman was one of my favorite superheros, kind of in the way that Spider-Man or the Hulk is to many young children nowadays.  I loved Tim Burton’s Batman, and I really enjoyed Batman Returns, but when Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever was released I, like many others, lost interest in the Batman series.  I didn’t even bother to see Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, and when I heard that another film would bare the Batman name I was less than enthused.  Once I began to see the previews in theaters and on television, the movie began to peak my interest.  As I looked closer and saw a new director, a new Batman, a plot that would show me how my favorite superhero came to be and also tie into the 1989 Batman film, I began thinking this film would be well worth a look.  I had my Wednesday night planned, and with a package of candy hidden in my pocket, I entered the theater.

Click to continue reading The Final Cut: “Batman Begins” Better Than Previous Attempts To Follow Up The Original


Nyko iTop ReviewThird party accessories for any product are mostly, by default, pretty bad in my opinion. Usually it feels like companies are trying to piggyback on the success of the popularity of the products that manufacturers work hard to come up with and market. That being said, Nyko has recently brought the iTop to the table. The draw here is that you can relocate the iPod’s functions to the top of the unit so that you don’t need to take it out of your pocket to access the click wheel. How does it work? Check out the full review after the jump.

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Razer Cameron Taylor

Razer is in the business of creating highly functional, stylized, and versatile PC gaming peripherals. At eFocus, they were showing off quite a few things, but their Diamondback Plasma 1600 dpi gaming mouse caught our eye. We talked with Cameron Taylor about Razer’s product line, as well as where they are headed in the future. Click here to download the MP3, or you can just subscribe to the Gear Live Podcast feed.

Voices: Andru Edwards, Cameron Taylor - Director of Sales, Razer
Length: 3:26, 3.2 MB

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Google My Search HistoryYou were looking for certain information on the web. After several attempts using different words and phrases with your favorite search engine, you finally have found the required information but, as it happens, forgot to bookmark the pages. In a few days when you needed to check out the same pages again, to your utter dismay, you realized that you couldn’t recall how you searched out those pages. Sounds familiar? If you are like me, you probably face this problem quite frequently! Finding the right page link you are seeking from the browser’s history feature, out of hundreds of pages that you have visited recently, is not easy either! More over, browser’s history page remembers where you have been as you browse the web for a limited time only. Things may be a little easier if you use Google Desktop search or similar tools from other search engines, but again if you don’t always use the same computer, even this might not be of much help.

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