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LEGO comes to reality TV on Fox and you can be part of it

NEWS – My guilty pleasure is watching reality TV shows like Ink Master, America’s Got Talent (I’m actually watching it right now), and even Bachelor in Paradise. Hey, don’t judge me, it’s how I like to unwind! Another pleasure of mine is all things LEGO, so imagine my surprise when I learned that there’s going …

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Logitech Harmony Express Universal voice remote review

REVIEW – I own a lot of home entertainment devices, and with that comes a plethora of remote controls. I’ve looked into purchasing a universal remote, but most of them seemed intimidating and hard to use. Then I stumbled upon the Harmony Express Universal voice remote. Can a universal remote really control all my devices …

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IOGear Ultra-Fast 60GHz Wireless 4K UHD Video Extender review

REVIEW – My wife constantly complains about the number of wires I have running in our home. From her perspective, they seem to be everywhere. I have about 7 network switches and connected CAT5 cables running everywhere. I recently decided that I wanted to add projectors to a couple of rooms and she cringed at …

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Polk Audio Commander Soundbar review

REVIEW – I’ve owned or reviewed several soundbars, hoping to more closely approximate my beloved cinema experience. Looking to upgrade, Polk Audio’s Commander Soundbar has entered my living room to tantalize my eardrums. What is it? The Polk Audio Commander Soundbar is a self-contained, wall mountable speaker system with an integrated amplifier, Bluetooth receiver, built-in …

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Get your geek on with NatGeo’s new series Valley of the Boom

NEWS – National Geographic is back with another limited series in the same style as the Mars series I told you about last fall. This time the show isn’t about outer space, it’s about the internet in the 90s when regular people like you and I first started learning about the World Wide Web, @ …

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ScreenBeam Mini2 wireless display adapter review

REVIEW – Have you ever wanted to display content from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop wirelessly to a TV or monitor without bringing your home’s WiFi to its knees? Actiontec has a solution for Windows and Android devices called the ScreenBeam Mini2. Let’s take a look. What is it? The ScreenBeam Mini2 is a wireless display …

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Caavo Control Center universal TV remote & home theater hub review

NEWS – The combination of me being a gadget nerd and a TV junkie means that I have multiple streaming boxes and other such devices all connected in some form or fashion. My main TV only has 2 HDMI inputs, but I have been getting along because my Tablo and AirTV boxes are connected via …

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Nyrius ORION streaming device review

REVIEW – Devices with wireless capability have become an assumed feature in today’s technology word. However, some wireless capabilities present more challenges than others. The ability to transmit audio and video wirelessly from source to a display has usually been offered with a large price tag attached to it. The Nyrius ORION streaming device promises the same capability …

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MARS season 2 premiers tonight on Nat Geo

NEWS – I just finished binge-watching the first season of MARS, a 6-episode docudrama streaming from NatGeo TV. If your eyes just glazed over when you read that MARS is a docudrama, please unglaze them right now because this series is really entertaining if you have any interest in sci-fi, space exploration, science, etc. The …

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Vizio debuts three new Dolby Atmos soundbars starting at $499

NEWS – On Tuesday Vizio announced pricing and availability on its 2018 Dolby Atmos soundbars. The 36-inch 5.1.2 model is the first to hit the market with a price tag of $499.99. The sound system features a total of eight speakers. Five in the soundbar itself (3-front firing and 2-up-firing), two rear satellite speakers, and a wireless …

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The new LG 8K OLED TV is 33,177,600 pixels beautiful

NEWS – At IFA 2018,  LG introduced the world’s first 8K (7680 x 4320) OLED TV. The 88-inch class 8K model demonstrates the unmatched contrast ratio and true blacks that have made OLED TV’s sought after in lower resolutions. LG was the first to mass produce large-screen OLED TVs and is committed to supporting the market for these …

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VIZIO M-Series (M65-F0) 4K HDR Smart TV review

REVIEW – I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a couch potato and next to my smartphone and MacBook, my wall-mounted TV is my most used “gadget”. Jeanne and I enjoy keeping up with our favorite TV shows and every weekend it’s our habit to make popcorn and watch several movies. Since we spend a …

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