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Howard Holton

Howard Holton

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Retro handset for the iPad is fashion-forward, techno-backward

Apr 15th 2010 4:56PM I DID get the bluetooth one and I would not recommend it. Poor battery life, no range, terrible connection. Cool looking though.

What's On Tonight: Orange Bowl, NCIS, Dirty Jobs, The Forgotten

Jan 6th 2010 12:30AM Scrubs - completely ruined. How the great have fallen.

S#!% just got real in the Time Warner/Fox price fixing fight

Jan 1st 2010 3:04AM Midnight - Jan 1st. FOX not dropped from TW. Do not know if that means anything, guess only time will tell.

Let's Make Theater Hopping Legal!

Oct 6th 2009 12:29AM There has been more than one occasion when I was told I was welcome to theater hop by an employee happy that I was there at a daytime showing and buying from the snack bar. I have been saying that an annual pass for the theater is a great idea. I would buy one and have no problem with blackouts of any movie with a line. It seems to work for Disneyland and every other theme park so I do not see why it would not work for a fixed cost enterprise like a movie theater - the theory being the cost per showing of a film with filled only 10% is the same as the cost of a showing that is 100% full, so they would increase traffic thereby making all movies seeming better (nothing more disheartening than an empty theater for a movie you've been looking forward to.) Additionally the associated income from the snack crap would make it more than a win for the theater.

Review: Surrogates

Sep 28th 2009 2:09AM I saw the movie opening day and have a few issues with it as well:

1. No decent public transportation. Since all the "people" on the street are surrogates you would think that a decent public transportation system would have been invented, or at least an "autodrive" system. Seems like in the future you never leave your house, yet the commute to work still sucks.

2. The only time you see kids is in the "reservation". At no point do children appear, though a reference is made. You would think there would have been a few in the street scenes, if surrogates has caused a population drop the legal argument would have gone out the window, no government can survive without future generations.

3. In reality it is a silly idea. I may not like having to go into the office, but if I was to go there virtually, why bother making it in reality - why not a virtual world that does not need to conform to the laws of physics? I guess if you work in manufacturing or research, but even then, manufacturing would be replaced by robotics to save costs and I do not think that hardware prototyping would be more than 10% of the time.

Overall the movie was fun, but in no way did I feel like I could suspend my disbelief. The Matrix felt more possible.

Imagine a World Where Christopher Walken Has a Cooking Show

Sep 23rd 2009 12:17AM Jeff, I actually find it sweet that he has a kitchen much like mine...having money does not mean it must be spent, if his house and kitchen are enough for him, why waste the money.

Engadget's back to school giveaway, part 3!

Sep 14th 2009 11:17AM I'd love to win, as always. Finally going back to school. CS degree - I can almost taste it....

Engadget's back to school giveaway, part one!

Aug 31st 2009 3:02PM ME ME ME ME,oh pleasepleasepleaseplease.

Cool Contest.

BlizzCon 2009: A look at the BlizzCon store

Aug 28th 2009 10:08PM The Starcraft Bag is awesome and I cannot wait to get the Zerg bag when Razer releases it. Very high quality, the only thing missing is a lumbar strap.

The poker set is nice, but the chips are the weak point. The cards are great.

The wallet (for the Horde) is really quite nice. Worth the cash.

Engadget's recession antidote: win a Joby Gorillapod SLR!

Jul 11th 2009 12:59AM Gobble Gobble....

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