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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review on PlayStation 4

Now that this LEGO game series has connected the Dark Knight and Boy Wonder to their DC superhero counterparts, developers TT (Traveller’s Tales) expand LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham‘s gameplay with even more action, content, and extras plus the first ever Season Pass for a LEGO game to nab all the substantial downloadable content (DLC) and extras nicely coinciding with Batman’s …

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Marshall Headphones iPhone 5S Case Review

The name Marshall is usually held in high regards with most musicians. The iconic amplifier and headphone brand has been cranking out epic sound as long as instruments have been electrified. They currently offer an iPhone 5S case for just $20. You can now wrap your iPhone in the look and feel of the famous Marshall amps. Let’s take a …

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Good Just Got Better

Volkswagen’s best-selling car in North America just got better. The Jetta, which received a major redux in 2011, has been updated for MY2015, and the car receives some styling updates along with new technologies, making it both smarter and safer. And when mated with the new clean diesel TDI powertrain the new Jetta is a vehicle shoppers need not overlook. …

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Soldak Entertainment Announces Zombasite Coming in 2015!

Soldak Entertainment Announces Zombasite Coming in 2015!

Soldak Entertainment is an indie developer making great games, mostly in the RPG genre. From the incredible Depths of Peril, the never-old Din’s Curse, light-but-fun Kivi’s Underworld to the sprawling space adventure Drox Operative. Now for their next game they are dipping into the undead with Zombasite, a post-apocalyptic fantasy action RPG coming in 2015 to Windows, Mac, and Linux. …

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Review on PlayStation 3

Fun fighting action from the Japanese action-RPG game series continues a strong showing here in the States as players get eight new characters and several new scenarios set in the fictional rural Japanese town of Inaba in the Persona 4 Arena Ultimax video game. This direct sequel to 2012 game Persona 4 Arena that expands several character elements and features online (with exclusive online …

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Jason Parker Quartet ‘Homegrown': A New Delight

Back in 2010, I reviewed Jason Parker’s ‘No More, No Less’ declaring it “a recording that is filled with great tunes, wonderful improvisation, and insightful interplay from start to finish.”. His Nick Drake tribute was one of my top 2011 albums, and now the Jason Parker Quartet is back with an album of compositions by local Seattle composers. Musical Genre: Mainstream …

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Download a FREE Copy of Linux for Dummies!

It’s okay if you’ve no clue what people are talking about when they start spouting words like “Ubuntu” (hint – it’s not an African city), “gOS”(not textspeak for goes), or “Fedora” (it’s not just a hat!), because it is confusing! But you can get a FREE download of the Linux for Dummies eBook for a limited time and educate yourself! Written in …

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Gear Diary Reviews the OtterBox Alpha Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus-014

OtterBox Alpha Glass Privacy Screen Protector Review: No More Nosey-Rosies!

Have you ever sat on a plane catching up on email, Facebooking (yay inflight WiFi!), or watching a movie, only to realize that the guy sitting next to you was stealing glances at your screen? If you believe that the items on your phone are meant for your eyes only, then you need an OtterBox Alpha Glass Privacy Screen Protector. Everything you need to keep inquiring …

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Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fineline for iPad Review

I have tested a few different styluses for my iPad, and none of them have impressed me. I was skeptical as to whether the Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fineline would be any different, but it pleasantly surprised me with it’s features and ease of use. Read on to learn what makes the Bamboo Stylus so different! iOS isn’t built for pen …

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Nintendo Amiibo Character Update

Nintendo’s recently released Amiibo interactive figures used in popular Wii U games like Super Smash Bros. are already causing a collectible frenzy with short supply of certain figures after an initial November 21 release. These now rare figures include Marth, Villager, the Wii Fit Trainer, and my personal favorite Little Mac from Punch-Out. Other now rare Amiibo figures in various stores including Amazon …

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Tackform Car and Bike Mount Giveaway!

Over the weekend we took a look at a few of Tackform‘s car and bike mount options, and today you have the chance to win one for yourself! These are quality mounts and are perfect for that long bike ride or road trip, so read on for how to enter this giveaway! We have three mounts available: -Ultra Grip Universal …

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AudioEngine B2 Bluetooth Speaker Initial Impressions

There are Bluetooth speakers, and then there are Bluetooth speakers. Wow, is the AudioEngine B2 Bluetooth speaker ever an amazing Bluetooth speaker. Not only is the walnut cabinet on the speaker absolutely gorgeous, but it puts out a whopping 60W of sound. More importantly, the sound it puts out is fantastic. And… it is under $300! I’ll be using it quite …

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Tackform Bike and Car Phone Mounts Review

It’s hard to find anyone these days with a smartphone who doesn’t use it for navigation in the car. In order to do that safely, though, you need a solid car mount to keep your device at a viewable level. Today we’re looking at two phone mounts from Tackform, as well as a bike mount! First up is the Ultra Grip Universal Phone …

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Thoughts on the Orion Spacecraft Launch from a Space Shuttle Fan

I truly mourned the space shuttle’s demise.  You see, Challenger, the second space shuttle, first launched on my birthday.  Unfortunately, not long after that launch we lost Challenger. Then many years later we lost Columbia. This week’s launch of the Orion spacecraft signals a return to the capsules of old and in many ways a return to what works. The year …

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D-Link Is Giving Away WiFi Smart Plugs for the Holidays

As everyone prepares for the holidays, one thing that many of us like to do is put lights. Something that would be smart to add to those preparations is a way to help control those lights as well as measure how much energy they take. Well, D-Link aims to make your holiday light display safer and greener with their giveaway. D-Link’s WiFi smart plugs help you control your …

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