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Cheap Eats 2011: Misto

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If you wander into this shiny new Italian deli-bakery, you should really order the Caesar salad ($6). It’s a testament to how the potential for greatness exists no matter how small the venue. The    More
Monday, March 7, 2011 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Cheap Eats 2011: Pine State Biscuits

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7 am-2 pm Sunday-Thursday, 7 am-2 pm and 6 pm-1 am Friday-Saturday (Alberta location only). Let’s be perfectly clear on one thing: There will be a line for a Pine State Biscuits establishment. If y   More
Monday, March 7, 2011 BRIAN PANGANIBAN


Can Departure’s new chef guide this ship into destination dining status?

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Since opening in 2009, Departure, the sleek, painfully modern Pan-Asian eatery perched atop ultra-luxe hotel the Nines,
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Sony Brings the Heat With New Portable Game Device


At last week's PlayStation Meeting 2011, Sony picked up the silicon gauntlet thrown down by Nintendo with its 3DS by announcing a new handheld gaming device code-named Next Generation Portable.The NGP sports bucket loads of bleeding-edge tech including:A huge 5" OLED touchscreen (that's right, the NGP supports multi-touch).A rear tou...   More
Monday, January 31, 2011 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Confirmation! Nintendo 3DS to Launch in March for $250

Well, the headline pretty much says it all. Giving concrete details to what Nintendo mentioned in September, officials announced this morning that the much anticipated h...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Steve Jobs Goes on Medical Leave Again

Since Apple CEO Steve Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003, he has taken two medical leaves of absence for treatment— once in 2004 and a longer six-month leave in 2009. This morning he announced his third, leaving Apple COO Tim Cook again to handle Jobs' responsibilities.

The big...   More
Monday, January 17, 2011 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Reports that Verizon iPhone Finally Happening

Even though the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas has been raging for days—introducing a flood of smartphones, tablets, underwater 3d cameras and Wi-Fi capable toilet seats (kidding about the last part but honestly, I wouldn't put it past anyone)—it seems the biggest n...   More
Monday, January 10, 2011 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Skype iPhone App Now Allows Video Calls

Just when you thought it was safe to communicate with another person while still in your pajamas, Skype has updated its iPhone App to support video calls (iPhone 4 and 3gs only please).

Unlike Apple's Wi-Fi only Facetime, the updated Skype app app gives you another surefire way to gobble up all of yo...   More
Sunday, January 2, 2011 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Pita Potential

TarBoush tries to carve a niche for itself on Hawthorne.

Food Reviews & Stories
Want to get a measure of a Lebanese restaurant? Order its veggie mezza ($12). The traditional assortment of hummus, baba ghanouj, falafel, grape leaves and tabbouleh is as good a metric as any in determining a kitchen’s acumen.   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: "Whooaa!!" iPhone App of the Week-Word Lens

Word Lens by Quest Visual. Cost: Free (Language Packs Sold Separately)

The internet is abuzz with discussion of this augemented reality app that translates printed text on the fly. This se...   More
Saturday, December 18, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN
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