Reviews & Features

Review: New “Tron” Video Game Looks as Cool as the Movie

Tron: Evolution

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Developer: Propaganda Games
Systems it’s available on: Playstation 3, Xbox 360
ESRB rating: T for Teen
System reviewed on: Xbox 360

If any video game tethered to a feature film faces immense pressure to be a worthwhile experience on it’s own, it’s Tron: Evolution. Not only …

Two Minute Video: Samsung Netbook Tops 10-inchers

Buying a netbook is a tricky proposition. By nature, netbooks are fraught with tradeoffs and shortcomings in order to offset low price points and portability. Samsung’s 10-inch NF310 netbook gets a whole lot right without suffering from too many drawbacks.

While most 10-inch netbooks sport cramped 1024×600 resolution screens, the …

What We’re Looking Forward To In December

‘Tis the season for everything.

Here in Techland we love the cold weather, an excuse for overpriced seasonal drinks and the love/hate we feel for all things “holiday.” Celebrate the end of 2010 along with us in overbearing cheer, or silent hatred – your choice.

Here are our top reasons for the season:

 



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Virtual Book Club: Five Great Social Reading Sites

Book lovers, take note: The best reading buddies might not frequent your local bookstores.

If you’re tired of testing book clubs that somehow always seem to be covers for mindless gossip, take your love of lit to the web. Social reading sites have become the new meeting place for book lovers, as comment threads double as circled …

Of Mice and Mean: Disney’s “Epic Mickey” for Wii Review

Disney Epic Mickey
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Developer: Junction Point
Systems it’s available on: Wii
ESRB rating: E for Everybody
System reviewed on: Wii

I played Disney Epic Mickey as destructively and maliciously as I could. I don’t know why I did it. Maybe it’s because I was always more of a Donald Duck fan. …

5 Online Scams To Avoid This Year

With the beginning of the holiday season comes the cyber scam blitz.

This year, the Better Business Bureau, McAfee and even the FBI have posted their lists of scams to be wary of, and if nothing else, the stories of what people will fall for will terrify you. This year, avoid cybercrooks who will prey on your curiosity, your wallet …

XWave iPhone Headset Promises to Read Your Mind

The $100 XWave headset plugs into the headphone jack of any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and claims to measure your Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma and Theta brainwaves. I have no way of proving or disproving these claims, though I can tell you that it certainly does something while you use it.

The headset features a metal sensor that touches …

10 Fictional Schools To Send Your Children To – To Die

School! It’s where you send your kids when you’ve realized that you don’t love them enough to keep them around all day. But if fiction is to be believed, schools are also magical and exciting places where children learn more than just the basics of geography or math. But with so many schools to choose from, which one offers the most …

NBA Jam Review: Slightly New Look, Same Classic Game

Did you love NBA Jam as a kid? You’ll love this one, plain and simple. The team at EA has done a great job of rebottling the original formula. Aside from some slightly updated graphics and a few new games modes, the physics-defying basketball brouhaha plays just like you remember it.

New game modes include online multiplayer, Boss …

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