Origins: Eli Roth, the “Hostel” Guy

The Hostel director and Inglourious Basterds co-star talks to TIME contributing nerd Gilbert Cruz about his creative influences.

At NYU film school in the early ’90′s, Eli Roth decorated his entire dorm floor as a shrine to Reservoir Dogs. “I thought it was the most important American film to come along in 50 years, the movie that …

Eye-Fi Unveils A Smarter 8GB Pro X2 Wi-Fi SD Memory Card

Rarely, if ever, do I find memory cards exciting, but then again, not all memory card manufacturers are doing what Eye-Fi are currently doing. Makers of the first Wi-Fi SD cards have revealed the 8GB Pro X2 this morning. It’s $150, which is a heck of a lot for an SD card, but this one might actually be worth it.

It not only boasts …

Comics on Our Pull List – 1/6/10

Well it’s day 13 of no comics and I’m finally managing to keep food down. It was a tough winter break but I’m ready for my fix. Marvel is coming strong with Siege #1 and the event could not get here fast enough. I’ve had just about all I can take of that miserable Iron Patriot armor. The creators of Powers continue their new title God …

First ARM-based Snapdragon Smartbook Is Lenovo’s Skylight

Out of Lenovo’s entire crop of CES laptop offerings, the Skylight might be the neatest of the bunch. Wait. Did I just say that about a netbook? I did! The ARM-based 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon smartbook features a 10.1-inch display, full keyboard, up to 10 hours of battery life, weighs less than 2 lbs. and has built-in Wi-Fi and 3G. …

Is That Your TV Ringing? Skype Comes To Your Flat Screen

Another TV development drops in a week that promises to be chalk full of ‘em.

Skype announced that it’s bringing its service to HDTVs in 2010 with the help of partners Panasonic and LG. Skype software will come already embedded into Panasonic’s 2010 VIERA CAST-enabled HDTVs and LG’s new line of LCD and plasma HDTVs with NetCast …

The 3D Soccer Match No One Will See In 3D

ESPN just announced its plan to implement a 3D TV station – not a surprising move as the countdown toward this year’s “3D Polooza” themed CES is upon us.

The station will kick off with an inaugural broadcast of The South Africa-Mexico World Cup match on June 11, but now the big question is: Who will watch? I’m not sure sports …

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