The Curious Case of the Crossover Caper – Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

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Like any fan, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the North American release of Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney ever since it made its Japanese debut in 2012. Both series, which masterfully combine the niche visual novel format with the (slightly) more accepted form of the themed adventure puzzler, were standouts on the Nintendo DS, and the thought of seeing them all mashed-up on my current favorite handheld, the 3DS, made me positively giddy. Continue reading

Back to School With Thermos Brand

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It’s a new school year, and that means acquiring new gear for both my children. Sure, in most cases they could keep their previous backpacks and lunchboxes, but picking out new stuff for the upcoming educational journey is part of our annual ritual. (Also, I won’t discount the theory that my kids have inherited my predilection for accessories.) Continue reading

Gadget Review: ThinOptics Glasses

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Do you wear reading glasses? In my new “old age,” I am finding it difficult to see small things, such as fine print, and I have noticed that this is especially problematic at restaurants with menus. Because of this, in addition to all my other daily carry items, I have added a small pair of reading glasses. Continue reading

Active Listening: SMS, Polk Audio’s New Headphones Move With You

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Like many of you, I work at a desk eight hours a day. This means that I have to keep a keen eye on my activity level for the good of my overall health and wellbeing. I try to walk to meetings whenever it’s feasible and take the stairs instead of the elevator, but my real exercise takes place outside of business hours – and nothing motivates me to move more than enjoying a little music. Continue reading