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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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March 24, 2015 • News

The X-Files Returns with Six New Episodes!

I will never forget The X-Files. When I was a kid, I used to live for Friday nights so I could watch The X-Files while my parents were out. I’m still terrified of sewers after the Chernobyl worm man episode. So my geeky heart is all aflutter with news of SIX NEW EPISODES!

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March 23, 2015 • Events, Gaming, News

Six Flags’ Magic Mountain Coaster Gets ‘Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’ Treatment

It’s never too early in the year to think about amusement parks. This year Six Flags Entertainment Corporation will partner with Capcom to theme their Magic Mountain park with elements from the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate video game, exclusively available on Nintendo 3DS.

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March 23, 2015 • News

He Does His Own Stunts! Ethan Hunt Is Back in Mission:Impossible 5 Trailer

It looks like Ethan Hunt and the team are back in the new trailer for Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation. Arriving this summer in theaters, the fifth installment of the MI series, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, has a trailer available for view online!

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March 14, 2015 • Events, News

Happy Pi Day from Gear Diary!

Happy Pi Day Everybody! Today is the one day out of the year that you can wake up at 9:26:53AM and eat a whole bunch of pie. If you aren’t a math wiz kid; look up the definition of Pi, it’s described as “the symbol ? denoting the ratio of the circumference of a circle …

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March 13, 2015 • News

The Game of Thrones Catch-Up Machine Gets You Ready for April 12th!

With less than five weeks left until Season 5 of Game of Thrones starts up worldwide, a lot of people who are just catching or are attempting to catch up in a panic. With ten episodes a season, it might be quite a feat.

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March 12, 2015 • News

Walkers on the West Coast: The Walking Dead Spinoff Details

Now that the Walking Dead Spinoff has been greenlit, the internet has been abuzz about its companion series set to take place in Los Angeles. The show has been picked up for two seasons according to Variety.

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March 12, 2015 • News

Rest in Peace, Terry Pratchett

Back when I worked in retail, I didn’t have a lot of downtime. When I did have a rare day off or afternoon free, I spent it reading, and I devoured a big chunk of Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld” series during a particularly stressful time. Terry Pratchett passed away today; it’s a sad day for literature and …

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March 10, 2015 • eBooks

How Up to Date Is “Goodnight iPad”?

My son loves (LOVES) the book “Goodnight iPad“. I’ve read it so many times I have it memorized, so I usually “read” it to him once it is lights-out. Half the time he’s asleep before I finish. Last night I realized some of the book’s technology references are already outdated, and it’s only four years old!

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March 7, 2015 • Editorials, News

Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th! #MakeItHappen

For more than a century International Women’s Day has been held on March 8th. And it is amazing to think of the things that have happened in our country and world for women since that time. The date is derived from the women of Petrograd, Russia holding a “bread and peace” strike in 1917, but …

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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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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 24, 2015 • Gaming, Gear Bits

Marvel Mighty Heroes Game Announcement

More Marvel comic book characters are on the way to iOS and Android phones and tablets! DeNA and Marvel Entertainment have announced Marvel Mighty Heroes, a fighting game with cooperative gameplay in real-time.

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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 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 5, 2015 • Gaming, News

2015 LEGO Game Announcements

LEGO Maniacs have a full slate of video game releases coming this year including a surprising LEGO set announcement decided by fans. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group have set LEGO Jurassic World, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin plus  LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham. The LEGO Movie Videogame iOS versions are available now.

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February 5, 2015 • Editorials, Gaming, News

Games Get First Real Super Bowl Feature, Was it Worth the Money?

Surprisingly based on overlapping demographics, video games have not featured widely in Super Bowl commercials in years past – maybe because the big franchises launch in late summer through the fall, maybe they were unwilling to spend the big money on the ad space, or something? But this year three ‘freemium’ mobile games spent big …

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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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