Kickstart my Heart: Portland Man "Embarrasses Apple"

Raises $165,000 in 24 Hours

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Kickstart my Heart is a semi-regular blog series on Portland Kickstarter projects we don't hate.Portland designer Casey Hopkins has just created the fastest-growing Kickstarter project to date: he hit his goal of $75,000 in eight hours, raised $165,350 in 24 hours, and is now sitting at $373,714—and he still has 52 more days of fundraising to go.His "Elevation Dock" project isn't especially mind ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Portland Police Advise iPhone Users Not To Stare, Zombielike, At Their Devices

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Portland police yesterday announced that they'd caught that most elusive brand of criminal, the smartphone thief. Three recent Apple-related robberies are being blamed on an unnamed 16-year-old from East Portland, and police say they expect to make more arrests.This should give Portland police bragging rights over their counterparts in Berkely, Calif., where 10 officers on overtime failed to locate ...   More
 
Friday, May 25, 2012 COREY PEIN

Willamette Geek: Free iPhone App of the Week: CHOW Thanksgiving Dinner Coach


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CHOW Thanksgiving Dinner Coach by CBS Interactive. Cost: Free Rather than participate in the annual "Who the heck was supposed to handle the cranberries this year!?" melee with your family, take charge of the whole endeavor with a fabulously focused app from CHOW.com. Its Thanksgiving Dinner Coach App is a comprehensive guide to streamlining the Thanksgiving dinner, including planning the menu, ...   More
 
Saturday, November 20, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: A Verizon iPhone... Is it Finally Happening? WSJ Says Yes.


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Since the launch of Apple's iPhone in 2007, the single biggest on dit in constant circulation has been its inevitable debut on Big Red. Rumors until now have repeatedly culminated in a smoking pile of nothing, but as of late the chatter has been almost deafening. While many will be skeptical until they have an actual shipping device in their hand (hopefully it won't matter how it's held), the Wall ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Verizon Finally Carrying Apple... iPads??


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While not the smoking gun guaranteeing the Apple iPhone's imminent arrival at Verizon, the announcement that the wireless carrier will carry the hit media consumption device starting Oct. 28 (along with perennial rival AT&T) is another huge sign something is afoot. And before you ask, no, there's no CDMA version of the iPad. Big Red will only be carrying Wi-Fi iPads. But they will be bundled ...   More
 
Thursday, October 14, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Crapshoot! (Vol. 2, Issue 3)


Music
It's my weekly column! Crapshoot! Your life just got so much worse! Discussed this week: Heron (the band), Video game maps, war comics, and (only briefly, I swear) the iPhone 4. MUSIC! I'm obsessed by this song. I want to curl up and live in this song. It was on a Nuggets compilation somewhere that wound up playing in the office, probably six months ago. I keep coming back to it. The disc, Heron's ...   More
 
Friday, July 16, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Gamevania: Your Week in Video Games


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Its a tough life, playing video games for all hours of the day then writing about them. Few understand the level of commitment it takes. The hand cramps, the eye strain, the deadly “gamer stigmata” towards girls. Okay, so it's actually pretty awesome, but it does lead to some awkward moments, like having to go to my local rental store and avoid eye contact while putting down Hannah Montana ...   More
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009 Ryan Fleming

Beer Signal: When You Just Don't Want to Call


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Want to meet up with some friends for beer, but too lazy (or drunk) to call or text them a complete sentence? Use an iPhone App to alert them for you! Beer Signal, brought to you by the local beer fan-site Taplister.com, is a new application that uses Twitter or Shizzow to message your friends with a time and place to meet for drinks. This app stands out from other beer-related iPhone programs because ...   More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 Katie Litvin

Open Source Bridge: Geoloqi Will Let Everyone Know Where You Are—If You Want...


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[We asked local tech and culture writer Ron Knox to check out Portland's Open Source Bridge, "the conference for open source citizens" this week. Here's his latest blog dispatch. —WW] What do you mean when you say you'll be somewhere in five minutes? Are you actually five minutes away? Ten minutes? Still in the shower? "Five minutes could be any amount of time," says Amber Case, a cyborg ...   More
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010 Ron Knox

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