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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

Willamette Geek: Gifts for the Foodie Geek Part 3


  The Geek’s series of holiday gift-inating concludes by breaking the virtual bank to spotlight a pair of items that are actually the smaller siblings of some top-shelf kitchen kit. These two items are slightly less expensive then their full-si...   More
 
Saturday, December 11, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Gifts for the Foodie Geek Part 3


The Geek's series of holiday gift-inating concludes by breaking the virtual bank to spotlight a pair of items that are actually the smaller siblings of some top-shelf kitchen kit.

These two items are slightly less expensive then their full-sized brethren but still p...   More
 
Saturday, December 11, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Gifts for the Foodie Geek Part 2


The gearing-up for the holidays continues with Part 2 of Willamette Geek's guide to true kitchen geekdom. In this installment, we focus on another measurement tool and an ingredient that you'll wonder how you got along without:


EatSmart Precision Pro Digital...   More
 
Saturday, December 4, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

The Anti-Jake’s

Fin takes diners through uncharted waters.


Food Reviews & Stories
Outside the perfunctory nod fish is given in most of the finer restaurants in town, Portland diners of a piscatorial bent have been limited to visiting one of the sushi joints scattered around town or ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN
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