On Gear Live: ZTE Tempo X Smartphone Giveaway!

Latest Gear Live Videos

Obama’s Tax Plan Similar To 2001 Failed Plan

Posted by Sal Traina Categories: Editorials, History, US Economy,

obamabush

After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the US’s economy took a big hit. At the time, then President George Bush thought a stimulus(tax rebate) would help the economy recover. After two years of analysis, the government decided that their plan to “inject” money to the economy did nothing to help it’s condition. It didn’t help.

Click to continue reading Obama’s Tax Plan Similar To 2001 Failed Plan

Read More |

Advertisement

Vote For Best Apps

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Sales, Site Announcements,

Best App Banner

The 2008 Best App Ever Awards is the first for iPhone OS Applications. The goal of the competition is supposed to be to draw attention to the best available from the App Store, but it certainly won’t hurt sales. Although the nominations are over, you can still vote in 34 categories with 10 apps in each this week.The winners of the achievement awards will be announced January 7 at the 2009 MacWorld Expo.

 

Read More | Best App Ever

Top 20 VIP Breakdown stories of 2008

Let’s face it, 2008 was a wild year for all the personalities from show business that we love (and despise.) We’ve published a bunch of news, rumors, and opinions here on VIP Breakdown over the past year, and we felt it would only be right to recap the top 20 most read articles for the entire year. So that is just what we’ve done, so you’ll find that below. Oh, and by the way, what the heck, y’all? We published an article at the end of 2008 about Robert Pattinson getting a hair cut, and it leapfrogged everything else we did for the entire year, becoming the most read, in a matter of a week? What gives? Anyhoo, here we go:

Top 20 most read posts in 2008:

  1. Robert Pattinson Shears His Shaggy Locks
  2. Taylor Swift Loses Joe Jonas to Camilla Belle
  3. Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson Now Engaged
  4. Cynthia Nixon Talks About Her Lesbian Relationship
  5. More Sexy Photos of Miley Cyrus
  6. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens’ Sexy Photo Spread
  7. Tyra Banks Threatens to Sue Cancer Survivor
  8. Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff: DWTS’ Latest Couple
  9. Does Miley Cyrus Have Her Own Set of Sexy Photos?
  10. Lindsay Lohan’s Nude Photo Spread
  11. Hulk Hogan’s Uncomfortable Moment with Daughter Brooke
  12. Ali Lohan: She’s Supposed to Be 14
  13. Angelina Jolie’s W Photo Spread
  14. DWTS’ Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough a Real-Life Couple
  15. Divorce News: Pink and Carey Hart
  16. Shia LaBeouf Involved in DUI Accident
  17. Emma Watson Becomes a Lady
  18. Does Lindsay Lohan Have a Sex Tape?
  19. Why Men Should Feel Better About Jude Law
  20. Nicole Richie’s Come a Long Way

So, what do you think? We miss anything? Should there have been a story up there that was left out? Sound off.


The World According to Todd: Best of 2008

Laura Vandervoort

Figure Caption: You gotta love Supergirl!

It’s that time of year again when we look back at the year and see what lived up to our expectations and what fell flat on its face. So without further ado…here is MY Best of 2008.

Book of the Year: Captain America
When my friends ask me what the best comic out there is, this is my answer. Every month, Brubaker mixes social commentary, superhero history, and pulse pounding action into a symphony of awesomeness. As icing on the cake there is always a new twist or a new piece of character development that makes aspiring writers (like myself) bang their heads on a table wishing they thought of it. Damn you, Ed. Steve Epting’s artwork continues to be realistic and energetic with fun homages to great artists like Steranko.

Worst Book: Countdown to Final Crisis
Wasted time.  Countdown to Final Crisis was an over-hyped highlight reel of the DC Universe that promised to set the stage for Final Crisis. Not only did it not set the stage for Final Crisis, it didn’t do much of anything except steal minutes from my life I’ll never get back. That and about $156 from my wallet. 

Click to continue reading The World According to Todd: Best of 2008


We Will Be Back In Strength

Posted by Sal Traina Categories: Editorials, Elections,

Huckabee

Former Governor of Arkasas, Republican Mike Huckabee, couldn’t have said it better. I agree with him in his open letter on redstate.com.

My thoughts are like his, but I’m also hoping that the next four years are not like the last four. Our country has been so divided, and in my opinion, made worse by the mainstream media. I feel that conservatives have a lot more humility than liberals. They can disagree with their leader without disrespecting our nation’s highest office, or stating publicly like some have about our current president, George W. Bush, wishing for his death.

Click to continue reading We Will Be Back In Strength


Bleeding Edge TV 290: HP Fall 08 notebook lineup, HDX featured

just unleashed a couple of new notebooks earlier today, including their new 16- and 18-inch units, just in time for the holiday season. We were able to spend some time with HP’s Kevin Wentzel to get a look at the entire consumer notebook lineup for this holiday season. It features the aforementioned HDX, a new HP Imprint finish for the dv5 and dv7 Pavilions, and their tablet as well. These things are affordable, and some are even powerful enough to replace your desktop at this point. In fact, we also have a look at HP’s notebook docking station as well, which fits right in with that line of thinking.

Hit the video for the full scoop on everything, and try not to droll over those hot-looking HDXs, mkay?


Post-Strike Television Schedule

Now that we have come to the end of the , it’s time to once again update our television programming schedules.

Mid-season replacements have had seen their debuts shuffled (e.g. New Amsterdam), some programs are coming back with new episodes (e.g. Scrubs, 30 Rock) while other shows aren’t slated to return until next year (Pushing Daisies).

Here you can find a

compilation of the 2008 post-strike schedules

for the five major networks.  I would highly recommend printing this out since there are major changes across the board.

Two notes:

  1. This is the updated schedule as of May 6.  Be prepared to see more changes and settling in the weeks to come.
  2. The list consists of premieres and dates for new episodes.
  3. If a particular time slot/network is not mentioned, either nothing has changed or no specific announcement has been made yet.
How I Met Your Mother

MONDAY


8pm:

  • Dancing With the Stars, ABC
  • My Dad is Better Than Your Dad, NBC
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • Bones, FOX (new as of 4/14)
  • Gossip Girl, CW (new as of 4/21)

8:30pm:

  • How I Met Your Mother, CBS

9pm:

  • Two and a Half Men, CBS
  • House, FOX (new as of 4/28)
  • One Tree Hill, CW (new as of 4/14)

9:30pm:

  • Samantha Who?, ABC (new as of 4/7)
  • Rules of Engagement, CBS (returns 4/14)

10pm:

  • The Bachelor, ABC
  • CSI: Miami, CBS

Click to continue reading Post-Strike Television Schedule


CES 2008: Monster announces Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones

Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones

Monster Cable has announced Beats, a new line of high-end headphones coming this summer. The headphones are promising to provide audiophile quality sound in a stylish set of cans. The $399 headphones have been made in partnership with Dr. Dre and other big names in the music industry, and are aiming to bring the sound of completely un-portable $5,000 sound systems to the mobile and iPhone user on the go. Check out our Beats by Dr. Dre gallery.

Beats headphones are fully iPhone compatible - they feature a longer headphone jack to slip into the , and a microphone to allow users to make and receive phone calls without the hassle doffing their headphones. is hoping to bring out a whole range of high-bitrate fans by providing iPhone compatible headphones capable of reproducing every nuance (or artifact in low bitrate audio) of the music people love.

Read More | Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones Gallery

Gallery:


Welcome to the Year of the Rat

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Misc. Tech, PC / Laptop,

Year of Rat WidgetAs of February 7, it will officially be the Year of the Rat, according to the Chinese Calendar. If your birthday year is divisible by 12 into 2008, then it is your year, too. We will respectfully refrain from political cracks, but in honor of the event, we have found a Yahoo widget so that you can countdown to the year of the Ox, which begins January 26. Included with it is an analog clock and picture frame. Rats are known to have excellent taste, be charming, and have good luck in monetary dealings. They are also said to be loyal and very protective and generous to their friends. This is a good thing, being a Rat.

Read More | Yahoo Widgets

Proposed New Year’s Resolutions for Movie Studio Executives

New Year's Clock



A quintessential holiday morsel:

‘Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la … la la la la

And there must be no shortage of jolliness for big-name film studios as we enter the last days of the year—2007 has been one of the most lucrative in film history. But after the holiday parties end, and the final box-office spreadsheets have been tucked under the pillow (or thrown on the fire), the time comes for rebirth and renewal. After all, the target demographic will be looking for something new, and the critics certainly weren’t impressed with much of this year’s fare. Perhaps everyone can be happy in 2008, as the medium returns to its glory days of content-rich, engaging filmmaking.

Alright, you people aren’t buyin’ it.

Click to continue reading Proposed New Year’s Resolutions for Movie Studio Executives


Advertisement