Reviews
Kiwaka Story

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 17th, 2014

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Smallest Thumbs and I are suckers for a good story. Kiwaka Story, an eBook from international mobile app company LANDKA, tells a tale that can be enjoyed by the whole family. This app, which is designed for iPod, iPhone and iPad, is entertaining and educational.

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Reviews
Snugg iPod Touch 5th Generation
Silicone Rubber Case (Black)

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 16th, 2014

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Owning a smartphone, tablet, or some other smart hand-held device is like wielding a two-edged sword. On one hand, you’re essentially carrying a computer around that can fit in your pocket. On the other, the interface is not bulletproof, and dropping the device can result in disaster. Snugg makes some great cases that are functional and protective. They sent me their Touch 5th Generation Silicone Rubber Case to check out, and while it does not provide absolute protection1, it’s up to Snugg’s usual high standard.

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Reviews
Worms Battlegrounds

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 15th, 2014

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I remember, years ago, firing up Team17′s Worms for the first time on my PC (not too long after a friend had shown me Scorched Earth, actually), and I really enjoyed the never-ending war between those itty-bitty invertebrates. The basic premise of the game has changed little over the years, and now the title has come to the latest generation of consoles. As with practically every iteration before that expanded to a new platform, Worms Battlegrounds for the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 is a most welcome and fun diversion.

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Toys
Transformers Age of Extinction
Generations Deluxe Class Strafe Figure

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 14th, 2014

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As Transformers: Age of Extinction rampages through the box office to mixed reviews, you and your kids can take home the adventures with some action figures from Hasbro. Smallest Thumbs and I recently reviewed the Flip and Change Optimus Prime action figure, with each of us having a differing opinion about the toy. Hasbro has since sent us a Generations Deluxe Class Strafe Figure to check out. When I first took it out of the package, I rejoiced at the old-school transformation mechanics. To my surprise, Smallest Thumbs was also into the flying Dinobot.

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Reviews
Z-Run

By Malcolm Inglis - July 13th, 2014

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Z-Run is a game created in the endless-runner style, featuring zombies (hence the title). It is now available for digital download on the PlayStation Vita. It’s developed by Beatshapers, a name I recognized from some of the ports that they did from mobile games, ports releases on PSN for the PSP and PS3 (including Jetpack Joyride). Unsurprisingly, Z-Run looks and plays a lot like a mobile game, which may not be the kind of experience you would expect given the graphical power and advanced controls on the Vita.

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Reviews
Viewsonic PJD-7820HD

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 12th, 2014

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Projectors are something that I don’t normally get too excited about. My house doesn’t have too many surfaces upon which I could effectively use it, and getting a screen installed would be a pain. Still, the Viewsonic PJD-7820HD that was sent to us to check out gave me pause, causing me to re-think my position on projectors. A relatively affordable offering, The 7820HD packs a lot of value under the hood, especially when you consider that it is supposed to be an entry-level viewing device.

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Upcoming Events
Celebrate Embrace Your Geekness Day

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 11th, 2014

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When I was young, being called a “geek” wasn’t really the most positive thing. These days, though, the definition of the word “geek” seems to have evolved to something a lot more positive. In today’s world, geeks seem to be mostly respected and somewhat admired. Geeks are the ones know how to get the job done thanks to their various knowledge and semi-nerd-based attributes! So why not celebrtate? Well, luckily, July 13 is “Embrace Your Geekness Day” – a day in which we can all celebrate our geekiness. The folks at SingleHop (providers of dedicated servers and cloud hosting) have put forth a questionnaire – and while it’s definitely a plug for their own product, I thought it would be fun to answer.

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