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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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February 7, 2015 • News

Big Hero 6 Early Digital Release

Why wait until February 24 to see Big Hero 6 on home video? The digital release on the Disney Movies Anywhere app with other services lets audiences everywhere experience this unique Disney animated adventure based on the Marvel comic series now.

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February 3, 2015 • Music Diary, News

Spotify Predicts the Grammy Award Winners — with No Taylor Swift!

Each year Spotify has sent out predictions of the Grammy Award winners based on their streaming patterns. This year is no exception, though the absence of Taylor Swift – who famously pulled her catalog from the streaming service – makes the predictions a little less credible this year! Read on and see what you think!

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January 28, 2015 • News

The Ghostbusters Reboot Gets the Best Cast Ever!

I’m on the fence about constantly rebooting classic movies, but the more I hear about the new Ghostbusters reboot the more excited I get. The latest news from the AV Club is pointing to a dream cast; Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon!

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January 21, 2015 • News

NBC to Stream NFL Super Bowl XLIX on iPad and Android tablets for Free!

One of the problems for cord-cutters is just how many external services and network sites require a cable subscription to view. So it was great to see the announcement today from NBCUniversal that they are featuring a “Super Stream Sunday” promotion that will allow US viewers to watch a full 11 hours of NFL Super …

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January 14, 2015 • News

Mike’s Oscar Nom Picks Before Thursday Jan. 15 Announcement

Get your Academy Award nomination (and win) picks ready for all those Oscar contests and office pools. Here are my picks for this year’s Oscars (a.k.a. Academy Awards) for films released in 2014. Look for prominent first-time nominees, possible double nominations, and a long-time cinematography nod. Nominations will officially announce all 24 categories live on …

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