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2015 Nissan Juke NISMO: Fun Elevated

Nissan introduced the Juke compact vehicle several years ago that, for all intents and purposes, is one difficult vehicle to define. I call it a CrossHatch as it is part crossover utility vehicle and part hatchback. Throw some performance mods from Nissan Motorsports into the mix and we have the fun and funky 2015 Juke NISMO.

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Speck CandyShell GRIP for iPhone 6 Plus Review and Giveaway

The Speck CandyShell GRIP line of smartphone cases has long been a hit with anyone seeking to protect their smartphone while also maximizing its usability. The version for the iPhone 6 Plus maintains everything we have come to love about the case in a package that is supersized to fit the uber-big iPhone. We’ve got some to give away!

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Ventev Regen Self-Healing Case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Ventev’s regen case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is like putting on a brand new case everyday with its self-healing micro filling technology that completely removes scratches. This super lightweight snap-on case thoroughly protects the back of your phone while also protecting the sides and corners. You can purchase the Ventev regen case for $24.99.

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Slice Ceramic Box Cutters = Fewer Sliced Fingers

The folks at Slice sent us an assortment of their ceramic bladed cutting tools. Their main products come as Box Cutters or Pen Cutters  in either auto-retractable or 3-position styles. The difference between the styles is you either lock the blade to one of three lengths or use finger pressure to hold the blade out to whatever length you desire.

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Fitbit Update Will Help Track Your Bike Rides

Fitness tracker company Fitbit announced today that their popular Fitbit Surge would be receiving outdoor bike tracking. The multi-sport mode allows users to record their running, cross training, cardio and now their biking workouts, all while automatically syncing wirelessly to the Android & iOS device that you use.

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Playstation Flash Sale This Weekend at the PSN Store!

  While I have really tried to fill up my Playstation Vita with great original games, honestly the content just isn’t there. Fortunately there ARE loads of great games – they just happen to be PSP games and PSOne classics that are compatible. This weekend on the PSN Store you can grab some great games for cheap during the Playstation …

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Weekend PC Game Sales – GoG.com, 2K on Steam, More!

Happy Friday! And as always, weekends mean great deals on games! What are we seeing this weekend? Three of the largest digital storefronts – Steam, GamersGate and GoG.com are all having weekend PC game sales, and for a change they are each focused on different publishers (2K, Square Enix and classic indie games)! Let’s check them all out!

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Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Coming to iOS April 15th

In my Mac/PC review of Avernum 2: Crystal Souls, I said “as you make more and more choices in one direction or the other they add up, your reputation is altered and the world before you subtly shifts. It’s wonderful to have a game so focused on your experience as a gamer.” The iPad version is coming April 15th!

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March into ‘Code Name S.T.E.A.M.’ Debut 3DS Game Tournament!

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. owners the first public tournament titled “Medal March” today until end of Sunday, March 22. This action-packed, turn-based video game has already made a big impression for the historical, eclectic characters led by President Abraham Lincoln in a single-player campaign missions and challenge online battles in versus mode and is exclusive to the handheld Nintendo 3DS console.

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Horror Game Dark Echo Is the App of the Week

This weeks App of the Week in the Apple App Store is RAC7 Games minimalistic yet creative horror game Dark Echo. The premise of Dark Echo puts the player (or victim rather) in a pitch black hallway. Essentially blind, the only way to move around in this world is to rely on your senses, the key one being hearing.

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Pebble Promises to Fund Smartstrap Crowdfunded Startups

One of the new features of Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel, in addition to a color screen, is what Pebble calls “Smartstraps“. Basically, the new Time/Time Steel watches will have connectors near the straps that will allow the straps to add new hardware options like GPS or heart-rate monitors to the watch, making Pebble Time extremely upgradeable and modular.

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