Archive for July, 2017

Movie Review: Brigsby Bear

The show “Brigsby Bear Adventures” is a children’s television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope. When the series abruptly ends, Pope’s life changes forever as he sets out to finish the story line himself. To do that, he must learn how to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about. Read the rest of this entry




When Atsushi Hashimoto was a kid, he loved role-playing games. He’d settle in front of the television for hours, controller in hand, lost in quests full of magical spells and powerful evils. He was particularly enamored with the works of Squaresoft, now known as Square Enix, the developer behind 16-bit classics like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger. As he grew older, classic-style Japanese RPGs largely went out of fashion, replaced by a combination of big-budget action games and smaller mobile titles. But Hashimoto never forgot about the games that helped define his relationship with the medium. In 2014 he had the chance to bring them back as the director at Square Enix’s Tokyo RPG Factory studio.

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Microsoft first revealed its plans to bring Android and iPhone phones closer to Windows 10 earlier this year, and now the company is letting public testers play with the new features. In a new Windows 10 preview (build 16251) released today, Android users will be able to test a new “Microsoft Apps” application that links a phone to a PC. Microsoft hasn’t revealed when iPhone users will be able to test similar functionality, so it’s Android only for now.  Read the rest of this entry





The shadow of NASA’s P-3 aircraft is seen over an iceberg on a May 8, 2017 flight supporting NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission. IceBridge began its final week of Arctic Spring 2017 surveys with a glacier-packed mission in Greenland, called Southeast Glaciers 01.

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Amazon’s Alexa-everywhere approach to its digital voice assistant means the company has aggressively been pushing its AI companion onto every app and inside every device it can. Starting next week, that ever-growing list will include every Android device, so long as the phone has Amazon’s main shopping app installed. Echo device owners began seeing notifications from Amazon noting the feature rollout, and the company confirmed to TechCrunch today that the feature is indeed coming this week.

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One of the Largest Jigsaw Puzzles in the World Made Harder as Video Game Stop Motion

“Wildlife” is a very big jigsaw puzzle. Clocking in 33,600 pieces, it ranks among the largest manufactured jigsaw puzzles in the world and will set you back almost 400 bucks.

But if you think it’s hard enough to do on its own, imagine turning it into a stop motion movie of classic video games while you assemble it.

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Lenovo just announced some new colors for its Yoga Book 2-in-1 at Lenovo World this year. Now, in addition to the existing black and gold models, you’ll be able to pick up the laptop hybrid in new ruby red and pearl white options.

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My new phone. The Samsung S8 in orchid something.

There was that feeling that my Samsung S6 Edge Plus would be pried from my cold dead hand, then I saw the Samsung S8 Plus commercial. It only took one time seeing the Samsung S8 filming a shark to make my eyes wander.  Let me repeat that, a man in a shark cage recording a shark! It filled my little photographer heart with joy. Who wouldn’t want to be filming inside a shark cage? While being swept up in the excitement of a water proof phone, my husband pointed out that 1. When we were in the Bahamas I was nervous about snorkeling. Sharks would make things a lot scarier. 2. It was a shark, they bite. 3. Sharks, bite. He didn’t mention 4. which would be, that based on my past experiences if  a shark cage failed it would be me inside and the shark would bite me and swallow my new phone. 

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Patton Oswalt engaged to actress Meredith Salenger

Patton Oswalt engaged to actress Meredith Salenger

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Privacy’s a rarity these days, and your beloved social media sites are largely to blame for that. But there are things you are doing on those sites that are making the situation even worse. Read the rest of this entry