Articles written by Noemi Tasarra-Twigg

Pixels – If Video Games Fought Back

PIXELS by PATRICK JEAN. Uploaded by onemoreprod. – Watch original web videos. My life has revolved around video games ever since I could remember. When I was a kid, I was in competition with Bryan Roda. I had an Atari 2600 which I loved, but sometime after I moved next door to him, he got […]

Outfit Your Office – Lightsaber Nightlight

I’m always looking for cool things for my house. See, as an adult male this pains me to say this, but I’m just gonna go ahead and do it. I watch MTV’s Teen Cribs. I know, that’s retarded. But these kids have crazy houses with crazy stuff in them, and I like to see what […]

Buy Your Capes Online

I grew up outside of Boston, Mass, and when I was little, we lived in this two-story house off of Pleasant Street. It wasn’t much, but it did have a cool patio on the second story, which was pretty neat to me at the time. I was pretty young when we lived in that house, […]

Things I Love – Zero Punctuation

(Video is mildly NSFW) I’m not sure when I first discovered it, but someone introduced me to Zero Punctuation and I’ve been following it ever since. Every Wednesday, Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw posts up a new animated short reviewing a video game. These fall under the “NSFW” category most of the time, but it’s the way […]

Making Movies Real – Building Project Jarvis

Sometimes, normal people do things that just amaze me. Chad Barraford of Brookline, Massachusetts, saw the movie Iron Man and decided that he wanted to turn the fictional Jarvis – the talking computer in charge of Tony Stark’s home, workshop and  Iron Man suit – into reality. To do it, he used a combination of […]

XBox 360 Update Allows USB Hard Drives

When the XBox 360 first came out, the hard drive that came standard – at least on the higher up model – just seemed like it wouldn’t be enough. After all, with all the DLC that Microsoft was planning for the console, there was no way that 20GB would be enough. The upgrades kept coming […]

Monster Unveils Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Red Sox Edition Headphones

I grew up in Framingham, Massachussetts, which is about 30 minutes outside of Downtown Boston off of Route 9. I grew up watching the Red Sox lose again and again, no matter how much talent we had on the field. My first visit to Fenway was a field trip in the 4th grade, and I […]

That Was Quick – iPad Jailbroken

Well now that was quick. MuscleNerd from the iPhone Dev-Team has officially jailbroken the iPad. How’d he do it? Turns out it’s a twist on the “Spirit” jailbreak that’s been used for the most recent version of the iPhone, 3.1.3. Now I don’t know much about the process of jailbreaking – I’m not a programmer, […]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Finale Preview

Anyone watching Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars? I’m a big fan of anything Star Wars, and I could really give a crap about people talking down on the episodes I-III. Sure, they didn’t fit into the canon the way everyone wanted it to, but they were entertaining movies on their own, even if […]

iFixit Tears the iPad a New One

Whenever I need to know how my Mac is put together, I go to the website where they take it apart – iFixit.com. As is to be expected with the release of any major new product, they got one and took it apart, all within a few hours of the iPad’s launch. So what can […]

Dammit. I'm Gonna Have to Get an iPad

Normally I’d write this over at Apple Gazette – your source for excellent Apple news, reviews and commentary – but let’s face it; there’s nothing geekier right now than the iPad. I originally thought that it wasn’t worth my time. There was no reason for me to get an iPad when my laptop and iPhone […]

ClothesHacking: T-Shirt Displays New E-Mail Messages

Oh, the things people do to be different. Take this guy, for example. He went ahead and created one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen, and I highly doubt that anyone anywhere will ever own one of these shirts other than him. Why? Probably because it’s not machine washable, but things with a chipset […]

It's Gonna Be A Good Year: Expendables Trailer Up Now

I’m a geeky guy, there’s no doubt about that. But at the end of the day, I’m still a man and I still really enjoy action movies. That’s why this is going to be an epic summer. So who’s in this movie? I dunno, just a few people. Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason […]

Storage Problem? 1TB Toshiba Canvio Introduced

Got a storage problem? I know I do. That’s why when I first head about these new portable hard drives by Toshiba, I got a little excited. They come in four different flavors: 500GB, 640GB, 750GB, and 1TB, all for under $200. These are USB 2.0 drives, with no eSata or Firewire options. Right now […]

Tecmo Bowl Returns

When I was younger, I was all about Tecmo Bowl. Like any good geek, I wasn’t good at sports. Sure I tried, but it just never happened, no matter how many different sports I suited up for. Because of that, Games such as NHL 95, NBA Jam and  Tecmo Bowl ruled my afternoons. There, in […]

The AT&T/Verizon/Apple Thing

Ever since the iPhone came out, there’s been talk about it moving over to Verizon. Speculation has been going rampant since day 1, and now there’s a new rumor about it coming back up to the surface, but this time it’s from the Wall Street Journal. Apple Inc. plans to begin producing this year a […]

Food Geek: Bacon Flavored Envelopes

You know what I had for lunch yesterday? It was a turkey sandwich on white bread with two slices of provolone and four slices of bacon. I eat a lot of bacon, and thanks to the blessings of genetics, I don’t have high blood pressure or any of the trappings of a bacon fiend. I […]

Learning to Program

A few years back, I was working for my father at his software company, running the shipping department. It got boring over the slow season, so I started asking around about learning how to program. I had dabbled in programming when I was a kid, but now I was in my 20s and more geared […]

Alien Vs Pooh

One of my staples growing up was Winnie the Pooh. I remember my mother reading me stories about Christopher Robin and his buddy Pooh, and their adventures. It was a theme throughout most of my youth, really, with pooh-themed items running in the house for me, then for my sister. We loved that little guy. […]

Open Books Quicker With Lightsaber Bookends

Say what you will about Episodes I-III of the Star Wars series, one thing they did very well was the lightsabers. Right off the bat they were slicing through doors, turning robots into victims of a laser-formed ginsu knife, and let’s not even get started about Darth Maul’s double-sided piece of awesome. It was one […]