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Give Mom a challenge for Mother’s Day

This double-sided puzzle is a great gift for people who love Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, jigsaw puzzles, or who just love a challenge.  The puzzle features a photo of Wright’s Fallingwater as it soars over the waterfall on one side and the building’s blueprint on the other side.  To help make it a little easier …

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Celebrating the life and humor of Stephen Hawking – see the Quantum Chess showdown with Paul Rudd

Stephen Hawking, a renowned theoretical physicist, and well-known author passed away on March 14, 2018. He may have been one of the more famous and brilliant scientists of our time, but isn’t it wonderful to know that he had a fabulous sense of humor? It makes him a bit more human to the rest of us. I …

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Before rescuing your next damsel in distress, you’ll need a license

“Dragons are a childhood fancy, right up to the moment that one rips your best suit coat.”  –  Louis Baston, Secretary of the Bureau of Dragons For all you dragonslayers, you’ll need to get yourself a license to slay dragons before your next trip there and back again or next outing to rescue damsels.  The …

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Sinemia, a less restrictive, tech-savvy monthly movie ticket subscription service, has officially launched in the U.S.

If you watch a lot of movies in theaters, you know how expensive tickets are.  Sinemia is a subscription service that can help you save money while still enjoying trips to the theater.  You won’t be restricted to only certain theaters,  date/times, or movie.  You can watch any format – from 2D  to 3D, IMAX, …

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Build your own VW Van before summer

The VW Bus T1 Campervan 3D puzzle from Ravensburger won’t be big enough to drive to the beach this summer, but it will decorate a bookshelf nicely.  It’s designed after the Samba, in the United States also known as Sunroof Deluxe, which Ravensburger says was the most luxurious version of the T1.  The puzzle is …

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Boats-To-Go MP3 Boombox Review

Back in 1984 (geesh, I’m old) I received a wonderful Christmas present.  It was my very first boom box, and it had dual tape decks and a radio, and a line-in jack to plug up a microphone.  I didn’t want one of those single tape deck boom boxes, no sir. I wanted to be big …

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13 Things to Consider Before Buying a Digital Media Storage System

In today’s connected home we take pictures digitally, listen to digital audio on our MP3 players, and download and watch digital movies on our HD TV’s.  All of these digital media files take up a copious amount of space and the growth of these files is outpacing our ability to store and protect them.  Thankfully, …

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Watch Movies Anywhere with mSpot Movies

mSpot Movies lets you download and watch movies on your computer or on certain phones from the following carriers:  AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile.  You can watch movie trailers for free, rent a single movie for as little as $2.99, or get up to four movies for $9.99 if you join the Movie Club.  …

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Cirago TV Platinum CMC2000 Network Multimedia Center Review

It seems like there’s a new media center/player introduced every week, so there must be some interest out there.  I had the opportunity to try out the Cirago CMC2000 TV Platinum unit, one of the latest offerings from this Company.  If you want to record video, stream music and photos or listen to Internet radio, this could be …

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Seagate FreeAgent Theater Review

With all the entries on the media player market, a device has to distinguish itself to rise above the pack.  Seagate’s FreeAgent Theater does what the others do and then some.  If you’ve found shortcomings with other devices, this might be your choice.  I’ll take it through its paces and point out what I believe to be the …

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Vtech IS9181 Wi-Fi Internet Radio Review

I recently moved to a new home that is in a communications dead zone.  There’s no cell access, OTA TV and most troublesome, I cannot receive antenna born FM radio.  Thankfully, VTECH, the cordless phone people have introduced the IS9181 Wi-Fi Internet Radio which gives me a choice of over 11,000 Internet radio stations, plus …

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PopCap Games Pack 1 – Palm OS Game Review

Astraware is one of my favorite software places but I admit that I have not popped by much recently. On my last visit, I noticed they had tweaked their prices, updated their PopCap Games Pack 1 to version 2.61 back in August, and are selling it for $19.95. This collection of popular Web games was a lot of fun when I first got it, so I decided to try it again- especially since my old registration code still works for them!