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Willamette Geek: Gifts for the Foodie Geek Part 1




With the holiday shopping season upon us, checking off items to get the gadget-obsessed techno-fiend in your life may seem pretty daunting.

If, however, the geek in question happens to be a huge food enthusiast, you're in luck.

Join us as we review the bits of kit your home culinary mad scientists would love to find in their polypropelene-fiber stockin...   More
 
Monday, November 29, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

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


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.co...   More
 
Saturday, November 20, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Gran Turismo 5 Finally Has Ship Date




While many won't believe the following news about Gran Turismo 5 until the game is spinning in their PlayStation 3s, Sony has announced that the ultimate in home console racing simulators is finall...   More
 
Friday, November 12, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Whither the Withering BlackBerry?


Research In Motion can't seem to catch a break. After suffering a broadside from Steve Jobs during Apple's quarterly report last month, the BlackBerry developer got a one-two punch of major defections from some very prominent clients.    More
 
Saturday, November 6, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Free iPhone App of the Week: iHours

iHours

iHours by informatica@sapienza. Cost: Free

How many times have you rolled up to a store, shopping list in hand, only to find you're increasingly unreliable memory has failed yet again when there's a big, smoking "Closed" sign draped on the door?

iHours seeks to make sure such trauma is a thing of the past by let...   More
 
Saturday, October 30, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: In Like a Lion - Apple Previews its New Operating System




In what I hope is a Reese's-Peanut-Butter-Cup-worthy move, Apple has got some of its iOS in its OS X.

In Wednesday's "Back To The Mac" presser, The Steve, in between showcasing an updated iLife suite and a rejiggered, cheaper MacBook Air, extolled the virtues of the next revision to its oper...   More
 
Friday, October 22, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Apizza Scholls: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
5-9:30 pm Monday-Saturday, 4-8 pm Sunday. $$ Moderate.[NY-NEAPOLITAN PIZZA] East Coasters who pooh-pooh the idea of West Coast pizza are silenced with a trip to this Hawthorne pizzeria—usually because their mouths are full. Who can blame them? Consuming one of the crisp-crusted, foldable slice   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Noble Rot: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
5-11 pm Monday-Thursday, 5 pm-midnight Friday-Saturday, 5-9 pm Sunday.[WINE BAR WITH A VIEW] The rooftop patio in the former Rocket space continues to offer some great views of the city while serving up dishes that are so seasonal, many of them sport ingredients directly from the adjacent garden. Di   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Bamboo Sushi: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
5-10 pm daily. $$ Moderate.   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Metrovino: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
4-10 pm or so nightly. $$$ Expensive.[NEW AMERICAN] If Metrovino is brought up in conversation, more than likely the focus of the discussion will be about the restaurant’s Enomatic wine-dispensing system—which offers single pours from fantastically expensive bottles—and tasting fli   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN
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