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Beaker & Flask: Restaurant Guide 2010

Food Reviews & Stories
5 pm-midnight Monday-Wednesday, 5 pm-1 am Thursday-Saturday. $$-$$$ Moderate-expensive.[COCKTAILS AND CRITTERS] Our 2009 Restaurant of the Year has no intention of coasting on its accolades, as its kitchen continues to put out exquisite, creative dishes that an attentive, enthusiastic staff proudly    More
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

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

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 afo...   More
Thursday, October 14, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

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

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)...   More
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Microsoft Windows Phone Unveiling on Oct. 11th, AT&T exclusive for now.

Hoping to regain lost market and mindshare in the red-hot smartphone wars, Microsoft is officially rolling out its revamped, Zune-inspired and Xbox-Live aware Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system on Oct. 11. Phones will be hitting retail in November, just in time for the holiday buying season.

The handsets will be provided by LG, Samsung and HTC, and will be initially availab...   More
Friday, October 1, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Nintendo 3DS hits the U.S. in March

Yow. As excited as I am to get my grubby sandwich clamps on Nintendo's newest bit of silicon child pacifier, the prospects of it being priced much higher than what the original DS retailed for is a bit off-putting to say the least.

Last night Nintendo's media dump revealed that the follow-up to the company's ultra-successful DS bows in Japan on Feb. 26 for the eye-popping price ...   More
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN

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Food Cart Reviews
FISH FIND: Eurotrash’s delish deep-fried sardines. IMAGE: chrisryanphoto.comThe food-cart invasion continues with yet another installment: a refurbished parking lot next to Movie Madness on Sout ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Wal-Mart’s Wireless – Not for power users? Not so Fast.

At first glance, it would be easy for a hardcore smartphone junkie to dismiss Wal-Mart's announcement Monday of its Family Mobile service.

While the basic communication price is attractive enough, ($45 a month, no contract, for unlimited talk and text versus $90 at ATT and Verizon), Wal-Mart's data rates are a whopping $40 f...   More
Thursday, September 16, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN


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, September 15, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN


Food Reviews & Stories
5-10 pm daily. $$ Moderate.[SUSTAINABLE SASHIMI] Kristofor Lofgren’s super-sustainable restaurant doesn’t use its Marine Stewardship Council endorsement to prop up a weak kitchen. The dishes coming out of the hot kitchen or from the sushi bar are first and foremost tasty, the question of   More
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Google Instant - Are We Really That Impatient?

Yesterday morning, Google introduced Google Instant.

As far as Google products go, this one seems more of a Google Maps or Voice style success than the failure that was Buzz or Wave. It works, and people will use it.

So what is it?

Google Instant augment...   More
Thursday, September 9, 2010 by BRIAN PANGANIBAN
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