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OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview now available for download

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software,

Mountain Lion 12A128p download

This morning Apple announced OS X Mountain Lion, and alongside the announcement they've also made available the first Mountain Lion Developer Preview. Anyone with a Developer Account can log into Apple's Dev portal to download the first build (12A128p) of OS X 10.8, which will be available to all later this summer.

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HTC Sensation 4G for T-Mobile: Hands On

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Features, Handhelds,

HTC Sensation 4G

HTC's beautiful new smartphone for T-Mobile, the HTC Sensation 4G, has a great-looking case, a super-sharp screen, a dual-core processor, and the latest version of Android, dressed up with some terrific HTC enhancements. It's all enough that you can overlook the one big thing it doesn't have: 4G.

As we mentioned earlier, the Sensation is HTC's follow-up to the excellent MyTouch 4G, and it looks like a more professional model than the somewhat cute-and-cuddly MyTouch. It's a gray slab phone with a gray, cosmetic stripe up the middle of the back. The Sensation is comfortable to hold, and it's similar in size to Verizon's HTC Thunderbolt, although it's thinner.

All of the Sensation's specs have been boosted from the previous model, except one. The phone has a super-sharp, super 4.3-inch 960-by-540 LCD screen and a Qualcomm dual-core 1.2-Ghz Snapdragon processor. It runs Android Gingerbread 2.4, and has an 8-megapixel camera on the back capable of recording 1920-by-1080 video at 30 frames per second. There's a VGA front-facing camera for video chat, an HDMI output port, 1GB of built-in storage along with a MicroSD card slot, and a very strong 1520 mAh battery keeping it all running. It will be very interesting to compare this to the somewhat similar LG G2x, another high-end, dual-core Android phone arriving on T-Mobile soon.

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HTC Sensation 4G: 1.2 GHz dual-core SnapDragon, qHD display

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds,

HTC Sensation 4G

This morning HTC announced the Sensation 4G smartphone. This one sports a 4.3-inch Super LCD display, dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, and ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the HTC Sense 3.0 UI. It's very similar to the HTC EVO 3D, but usurps it with an 8 megapixel rear camera, dual LED flash, and records video at 1080p at 30 frames per second. This is an HSPA+ device that will be coming to T-Mobile, sporting download speeds up to 14.4 Mbps. We'll have hands-on impressions in a few.


SNL’s Jay Pharoah Impersonates Jay-Z, Drake, Biggie Smalls

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Videos, Hip-Hop & Rap,


He's already proven he can master Denzel Washington and Kanye West, but Jay Pharoah has a number of impressions still waiting to be heard.

On last night's Saturday Night Live broadcast, the NBC freshman introduced new Thankgiving songs he wrote specifically for Jay-Z, Drake and Biggie Smalls.

After listening to his impersonations, let us know what you think. Did Pharoah nail them?

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VIDEO: Matt Damon Loses Bet, Imitates McConaughey

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Late Night, Talk Shows, CBS, Video,


Whether or not you care for the game, there’s one good thing that comes out of football season. No - not the : the bets.

During his appearance last night on Letterman, Oscar nominee - who is a huge New England Patriots fan - explained why he was sporting a New Orleans Saints jersey for his visit. (And we thought Anthony Mackie had it bad in The Hurt Locker.)

To cap off the hilarious chat, the Invictus star gave us something even better than his South African accent—the !

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LEGO Rock Band hands-on

Posted by Alex Lifschitz Categories: E3, Music, PlayStation 3, Reviews, Xbox 360,

Lego Rock Band

God, what a lonely-looking stand they had this game set up on. Look at that. Really?

When it comes down to brass tacks, at least to me, and go together like peanut butter and chitin. After being revealed to discerning eyes during Dan Teasdale’s GDC talk, the game has garnered some attention from puzzled, clueless journos like myself. LEGO Rock Band is a game for the little’uns, principally, tooled to a younger age demographic and given a fresh coat of paint to keep the drooling cretins jamming away on modern pop hits. So if you’re coming in looking for some Pantera, you’ll be disappointed. But I digress.

Hit the jump for some impressions of LEGO: Rock Band.

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E3 2009 Idle Speculation: Bayonetta

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Bayonetta

Bayonetta had been making a few waves even before rolled around this year, what with the tight fitting clothing and the guns in the shoes. But at the conference, the game ended up being the critical darling of many of the journalists that waited patiently in line to play the demo. It’s unusual for a new IP to make such headway on its own merits, but Bayonetta managed to prove itself to us in the best way possible.

Also, breasts. Let’s get that out of the way.

Hit the jump for our breakdown of Bayonetta.

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E3 2009: EA Active Impressions

Posted by Drea Avellan Categories: Casual, E3, Electronic Arts, Reviews, Sports, Wii,

EA Active review

I want to workout without going to the gym – much like the millions of people that have purchased Wiifit. However, I’m not a huge fan of the game. Having to stop every time after a small workout was very time consuming and lead me not to want to “play”.  EA Sports Active does not only look like a lot of fun but it also gives you a real workout feeling.  Giving you the option to customize your routines and what parts of the body you want to work out, it gives you the variety you need to keep going. It also offers levels from easy to hard so everyone one can accomplish the routine they set out to do.

For those looking for more motivation, they can opt to the 30-day challenge. It’ll keep track of your workouts, nutrition, give you the historic graphs of your progress and will give you tips for relieving stress, eating healthier, and motivation to keep your challenge going.

EA Active is a gym, personal trainer and nutritionist all in one game-like experience.  Tons of workout modes, exercises and abilities to customize your sessions, your workouts are sure to never get repetitive and keep you going.  It’s a great substitution for anyone that feels WiiFit does not give them a real workout experience.


E3 2009: Evil Controllers hands-on impressions

Evil Controllers Xbox 360

I am usually not one to go for third-party controllers. It is all about familiarity and once I am accustomed to something – I don’t want it to be changed.  Because of this, I was skeptical at first as I walked by the Evil Controllers booth at ; but Gears of War 2 was the game they were using to demo the game. How could I resist?

The controllers are a base model of the rapid fire controllers for the . The mod is operated by pressing and holding the modded button on the underside of the controller. 

The analog sticks or “Evil Sticks” feel incredibly smooth and can feel how this would improve your gameplay in First-Person Shooter game. Evil controllers also give you the option to customize the controller lights to blue or red, if you really want to fancy it up.

Although pricey, they are an upgrade to a official Xbox 360 controller.  If you are serious about your shooters, I would recommend giving these controllers a try. Evil Controllers run from $109.99-$169.99 and you can buy the “Evil Sticks” alone for $69.99.


E3 2009: DiRT 2 impressions

DiRT 2 e3 2009 impressions

As a big fan of DiRT and having put in many hours into the game, I was extremely excited to get my hands on the demo at the Microsoft booth at this years .  DiRT 2 looks and feels like DiRT, but with a kick. Powered by the third generation of the EGO Engine’s racing game technology, DiRT 2 offers tuned-up car-handling and new damage engine effects.

It’s all about details and that’s what makes the difference. Depending on your car, tuning or even what type of road you are on, every vehicle will feel different. Find a car you love?  You are able to use your favorite vehicle and tune it with add-ons. With seven vehicle classes and a large collection of officially licensed rally cars and off-roads vehicles, I doubt you will have any problem in finding the best vehicle.

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