Yoshi, Disney, Pokémon Bring Cuteness to the 3DS

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Spring brings with it longer days, warmer night and the first hints of the summer video game doldrums. With all the big holiday releases now firmly behind us and the new generation of consoles at last becoming the current generation of consoles, things are beginning to quiet down on the new release front. Nintendo’s portable, however, seems to be bucking the trend with a trio of adorable new titles to keep you preoccupied in this new season of pollen and short pants. Continue reading

Sweet Simplicity — Playing Card Wars IRL

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When I reviewed Card Wars, the latest iOS game to spring to wonderful life from the delightfully demented world of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, some of you seemed equally interested in hearing my take on the real-world equivalent. This was, of course, all the prodding I needed to beg Cryptozoic Entertainment for a copy of their already hard-to-find Finn vs. Jake Collector’s Pack. Continue reading

Rockabye Baby! Takes on The Clash

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As a guy whose friends routinely release songs about Pokémon and My Little Pony, I know I’m lucky to regularly find tunes that my whole family can enjoy. Still, there are times when my choice of a drive-time soundtrack is inappropriate or just plain unappealing to the kids. That’s why I found the latest Rockabye Baby! collection so intriguing. Continue reading

Win Transformers: Armada — The Complete Series

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Armada stands out as a particularly interesting point in the Transformers franchise’s history. In the early 2000s this series marked a total reboot to Transformers continuity, and, along with sequels Energon and Cybertron, made up the first portion of what is known as the Unicron Trilogy. Continue reading

Mysteries, Monkeys, Music and More: A Nintendo Review Round-up

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With new entries in the Professor Layton and Donkey Kong Country series and interesting new innovations on both the Wii U and 3DS front, Nintendo is currently monopolizing my daily game time! Continue reading

iLoud Bluetooth Speaker Is Clearly Great

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The iLoud, by IK Multimedia, isn’t exactly like most bluetooth speakers. It’s a portable studio monitor that doubles as a guitar amp. Because when a company that specializes in hardware for musicians and audiophiles makes a bluetooth speaker, it’s going to be a little different. Continue reading

8 Tricks for Getting Out of Bed in the Morning

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I’m not a morning person. I’ve tried. Really. But I stay up too late and I’d sleep in every morning if I had the chance. But there aren’t enough hours in the day for kids, hobbies, work, and sleep, but life’s far too short to spend it all in a drowsy haze. So here are 10 tips I use for getting up early every morning. Continue reading

Level Up Your Wireless Network With Netgear

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I can scarcely remember a time when I didn’t own a Netgear wireless router. It’s not that I’m brand-loyal, mind you, but rather because Netgear always seemed to have a solid enough product in my usually meager price range. So suffice it to say that when I was offered a chance to check out their new Nighthawk AC1900 – a dual-band gigabit router that retails for around $250 – as a part of the recently launched Netgear Ambassador Program, I was intrigued but skeptical. Continue reading

Satechi’s 12-Port USB Hub Handles All Your Gear

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Sadly 7 ports hasn’t been enough to handle all the gadgets on my desk, especially once I add in the family’s assortment of phones and tablets that sometimes need connecting. Satechi sent me their 12 Port USB Hub with Power Adapter 1 & 2 Control Switches though, and that dazzled me enough to make the switch. Having 12 gives me room to spare, without needing to dance the USB cord shuffle. Continue reading