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March 12, 2015 • Music Diary, News

Check Out the ‘808’ Trailer – a Movie About a Drum Machine

I remember the Roland Rhythm Composer TR-808 at music stores in Boston and thinking it was cute and fun but not very ‘drum-like’, which was the prevailing opinion. Then songs like ‘Planet Rock’ and ‘Sexual Healing’ landed and suddenly it was THE sound – and has made a comeback in recent years. Now it gets …

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March 12, 2015 • News

Synology Releases DiskStation Manager 5.2 Beta, Gives out 3 NAS to Testers

Synology, one of my favorite NAS brands, has just released their DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.2 beta software. DSM is Synology’s award-winning NAS operating system software. Along with a host of other features, DSM 5.2 beta is designed to make managing your own private cloud a whole lot easier. Synology is also giving away three DS214se …

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March 9, 2015 • News

Sling TV Service Expands New Channel Offerings/’Hollywood’ Add-On

The Sling TV service adds AMC and IFC to their offerings plus a new “Hollywood Extra” add-on that includes four VOD-capable Epix movie channels (EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3, EPIX Drive-In) and Sundance TV for an additional $5 a month.

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March 7, 2015 • Music Diary, News

Musicless Music Videos Will Be Your New Bizarre Obsession

Over at Buzzfeed there is a post highlighting the videos of Mario Wienerroither, who posts ‘musicless’ videos by stripping the original music and remixing them with either actual or imagined sounds and effects of what might have been going on during the filming video. The results are awkward and embarrassing … but always intriguing!

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March 4, 2015 • Events

‘Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron’ – Omaze Premiere Experience

Robert Downey Jr. (a.k.a. ‘Iron Man’) has become even more of a fan favorite with his recent announcement about a special event for the premiere of upcoming Marvel superhero sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron with all entries benefiting a children’s hospice charity through the Omaze platform.

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March 4, 2015 • Events, Gaming, News

NVIDIA announces Nvidia Shield set-top box entertainment system

The NVIDIA Shield tablet is a solid gaming-centric device that has racked up some solid PC-port games since release. Now NVIDIA has returned at GDC with the announcement of a ‘set top gaming box’ that will be the world’s first 4K Android TV consumer product when it’s released, and also be loaded with great gaming …

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March 2, 2015 • News

VLC for iOS Returns! The Do-All Media Player for All Devices

After being pulled from the App Store in 2011, and a brief return before being removed in 2014, the popular open source media player “VLC for iPhone” is now back! VLC allows you to play nearly every kind of video format you can possibly think of.

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February 27, 2015 • News

Hail to the Chief! – House of Cards Season 3 Premieres on Netflix

The Emmy-winning series House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright has returned to Netflix with all 13 episodes of the third season available to viewers.

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February 27, 2015 • Editorials, News

Parks & Recreation Ends…but the Laughs Continue

The comedy/satire television show Parks and Recreation shot in ‘mockumentary-style’ aired their final episode after seven seasons on NBC, but fans can get plenty more thanks to streaming media options and home video. This unique fan favorite piled on great comedy and community morals to create some memorable television, which lives on through diehard fans.

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February 27, 2015 • News

RIP Leonard Nimoy, AKA Mr Spock

Sad news in the world of science fiction-Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83. He was an icon as Mr Spock, the half-Vulcan science officer on Star Trek, as well as a fixture in various other science fiction shows (like Fringe). His contributions to pop culture cannot be understated, and he will …

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February 27, 2015 • News

March 2015 Movie/Home Video Calendar

Gear up your devices, streaming resources and DVD/Blu-ray players! Here is the current movie/home video calendar for March 2015.

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February 25, 2015 • Reviews

Toshiba Canvio Aerocast WiFi Hard Drive Review: Back It Up and Stream It!

I use my Chromecast nearly every day to watch YouTube videos and more. The one thing that has not been as easy as I would like has been watching my own videos. That has now changed with Toshiba’s new Canvio Aerocast wireless hard drive, which has very good Chromecast support. Now you can watch almost any …

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February 24, 2015 • Gaming, News

Popcornflix Streaming Service Makes Room on the Couch For PS3/4

Popcornflix is now sharing their expanding tub full of movie and TV with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners. The free streaming service is now available on Sony gaming consoles in the U.S and Canada with availability coming very soon to Latin America.

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February 19, 2015 • Gaming, News

‘Insurgent’ Virtual Reality Experience Announcement

Do you want to experience some virtual reality gear? Starting February 27, virtual reality players have several opportunities to try the fully immersive Insurgent – Shatter Reality 360-degree narrative experience using Samsung Gear Virtual Reality (VR) powered by the Galaxy Note 4.

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February 18, 2015 • News

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Early Digital Release

Why wait until March 6 to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1? See it now on several streaming services including Amazon Instant Video as this year shapes up for Part 2 and even a nationwide tour.

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February 16, 2015 • News

Sling TV and EPIX Partner: Adds 2000+ Video-On-Demand Titles to Service

The new Sling streaming video service will feature EPIX content in an add-on package, which includes 2,000 Video-On-Demand titles, plus linear channels with EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3 and EPIX Drive-In. Launch date, package and pricing details will be released soon.

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February 14, 2015 • Reviews

Gear Guide for the ‘Kingsmen: The Secret Service’ Movie

Colin Firth features his action side and Samuel L. Jackson shows his villainous side in the Matthew Vaughn-directed Kingsmen: The Secret Service film that kicks off a spy-filled year at the cinemas.

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February 14, 2015 • Editorials

Mike’s 2015 Oscar Picks and Analysis

This year’s Academy Awards (Oscars) have a satisfying eclectic mix without one clear front-runner. Check out my 2015 Oscar picks and some analysis so you succeed in your office Oscar pool…or have a better idea of what’s going on February 22.

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February 11, 2015 • News

Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday Night Live celebrates 40 years in several ways including a special Sunday February 15 broadcast special on the NBC television network. Funny memories will flow and new ones will be made.

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February 11, 2015 • Gear Bits

The Mother ‘Hood – a Commercial About Judgment That Applies Everywhere

I love keeping track of videos I enjoy, so I can share them with others. This is nothing new, but every now and then you see a commercial and you realize that while it has a direct message and meaning, it also has implications outside of that and perhaps across many areas. Similac’s Mother ‘Hood is that kind …

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February 10, 2015 • News

Check out the Red Band Trailer for NWA’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Movie (NSFW)

No matter how you feel about rap music in general and NWA specifically, the music and band are connected to the late 80s racial unrest in the way that Woodstock is connected to the late 60s Zeitgeist. Songs like ‘F**k tha Police’ made them few friends in the establishment, but they spoke to and for …

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