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April 15, 2016 • News

MRE and other Ration Reviews Are a Thing

Since the invention of YouTube Red, I’ve been sucked in to various YouTube channels and themes throughout YouTube. One that I find really interesting is MRE or Meals Ready to Eat Reviews. There are also YouTubers that review the former Meal, Combat Individual ration otherwise known as the C ration and those are by far …

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April 8, 2016 • Travel

Questions About Sweden? You Can Call a Random Swede and Ask Them Anything!

I’ve always wanted to visit Sweden. The country is beautiful, socially progressive, and whether it’s just a stereotype or not — I have it in my head that the people there are generally very friendly. The Swedish Number, a new project where you can call and speak to a random Swede about anything, just reinforces that …

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March 29, 2016 • News

Drop Everything and Watch this “Orange is the New Black”/”Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

If you have a Netflix subscription and haven’t watched “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Orange is the New Black”, please head off to binge both immediately. We’ll wait here. If you’re back, keep reading, because the tribute video of your dreams was released by Netflix yesterday, where the ladies of Litchfield celebrate the upcoming Kimmy Schmidt …

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March 24, 2016 • Editorials

Seaworld Announces an End to Orca Shows, Calls Us All Killers for Wanting to Free Willy

Seaworld has been under a great deal of pressure since the release of the documentary “Blackfish“. The film focused on an orca at Seaworld, and why it’s a bad idea to raise and keep killer whales in captivity. It led to a groundswell of pressure on Seaworld, and they’ve finally announced an end to the …

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December 30, 2015 • eBooks, Editorials, Gaming

5 Biggest Letdowns from the Star Wars Canon “Purge of 2015”

Like millions of others I have seen and LOVED Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As a long time fan of films and games and books, I loved seeing things from or derived from the ‘Expanded Universe’ that were immediately familiar. In fact, everything about this great new entry was awesome … but since then I …

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November 3, 2015 • News

Disney Dodges Spoilers by Releasing “The Force Awakens” as an E-Book Only!

I remember being a kid and getting books that were “novelizations” of movies. In fact, I’m 99% sure I had the entire Star Wars trilogy in novel form as well as the (now not-canon) Timothy Zahn trilogy. Disney is continuing the tradition for “The Force Awakens”, but they apparently don’t trust bookstores, because the novel will be …

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October 21, 2015 • News

Cyboard Self-Balancing Scooters Will Be Hot for the Holidays!

You’ve seen those self-balancing scooters that all the celebrities are riding, right? They’re like mini-Segways with only two wheels and they’ve got LED lights and they make you look like you’re gliding down the street. Now, you can have one of your very own in one of five colors for only $500 from our friends …

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October 8, 2015 • News

The X-Files: It’s Almost Time to Get the Complete Collector’s Set on Blu-Ray

On January 24, 2016, there will be a run of six brand new X-Files episodes. If all you remember is the flukeman from the second episode of the second season (didn’t everyone see that and shudder?), then you’ll want to brush up on the series — in Blu-Ray — before the new shows air.

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October 6, 2015 • eBooks

Good News, the Twilight Reboot You Never Wanted Is Here!

Twilight has been rebooted by Stephenie Meyer. This is not a drill. Head to your nearest bookstore immediately, because for the 10th anniversary of Twilight, there’s a new version of the story out. Where the vampire is a girl and her object of obsession/stalkery affection is a boy. And yes, it’s really by Meyer, and …

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August 27, 2015 • News

‘The Martian’ Is Setting a High Bar with Amazing Trailers

There’s a slew of awesome science fiction movies coming out this fall, but “The Martian” looks to be one of the most interesting. The basic premise is that we send a mission to Mars, and in the course of an emergency one of the astronauts is left stranded on the surface, scrounging to survive while …

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August 25, 2015 • Reviews

CustomUSB Makes Flash Drives for the Game of Thrones (and Other Shows) Fan in You

If you are a Game of Thrones fan (as I am), then you might want to take a look at CustomUSB’s flash drives. They also have drives that may appeal to fans of True Blood and Firefly. CustomUSB sent me an assortment, so let’s take a look!

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July 22, 2015 • News

Get Excited for the Return of the Muppets!

Who doesn’t love The Muppets? There’s something timeless and endearing about the whole gang, from Kermit and Miss Piggy to Gonzo and Fozzie Bear. ABC is launching an adult-aimed sitcom starring The Muppets this fall; it looks like a send-up of “The Office”, with maybe a shade of 30 Rock for good measure, and it looks …

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July 14, 2015 • Editorials, Rants and Raves

Reddit, aka ‘The He-Man Woman Hater’s Club’, Currently Under Fire

This isn’t your typical Gear Diary post, but more so a personal vent of mine. As a huge fan, and recent user of Reddit, the recent turn of events in the past few days have actually surprised me so much that I’ve gone ahead and deleted my daily reddit driver completely from all of my devices.

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July 14, 2015 • Gear Bits

Here’s the History of the Internet in One Infographic

Do you think you know your Internet history? This infographic just landed in my inbox. See if there is anything on here that Vivint missed.

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July 13, 2015 • Editorials

The New “Heroes Reborn” Trailer ALMOST Makes up for the Heroes Series

Heroes was a really good show, at first. It followed pretty familiar comic/sci-fi territory of people developing superhuman abilities, and the various conspiracies designed to stop and control them. Plus bad guys, pretty people, and of course, some mind-bending twists. We won’t discuss how quickly later seasons managed to squander the goodwill of that first …

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April 16, 2015 • News

Check Out Star Wars The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer #2!

Its hard to believe we’re so close to getting another glimpse into the Star Wars universe, as Star Wars The Force Awakens is set to arrive this Christmas. And to get all of us even MORE excited, as part of Star Wars Celebrations we get a new teaser trailer with a Luke voice-over, and a …

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April 14, 2015 • News

Paul Rudd Stands off with Yellowjacket in New Ant-Man Trailer

Marvel and Disney’s relationship is an odd one that I’m pretty much on the fence about. But I’m appreciative of films like Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy so I was super excited when they announced Ant-Man would show up on the silver screen. And we now have a trailer to go with it.

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April 3, 2015 • Gaming, News

Rock Band 4 Coming to Next-Gen Gaming Consoles

Game Developer Harmonix has announced the next installment in their long-running Rock Band music/rhythm game series for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (no plans for a Wii U release) with more details in May and a late 2015 targeted release date.

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April 1, 2015 • News

April 2015 Movie Release Calendar: Lots to See!

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

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March 28, 2015 • News

Block Buster Saturdays: Movie Trailers You May Have Missed This Week

It looks like we’re headed to a Block Buster year at the movies! We started the week with a movie trailer for Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation, and it seems as if 2015 is going to be a GOOD year to grab yourself some popcorn and enjoy the silver screen.

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March 27, 2015 • Events, News

#SeedShare Is Not Only a Hashtag, It’s Now a Legal Movement in D.C.

Well, it may be one thing that a lot of people dislike, but they have had to learn to accept in the last month: Marijuana in Washington D.C. is legal, and #SeedShare is now a thing.

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