NeatConnect Review

By on Nov 18, 2014 in Review, Tech

I hate to admit it but I have boxes upon boxes filled with bills and receipts. I have business cards scattered around my desk. I shutter each and every time I have to look for a bill or a receipt. I needed a solution. I needed something to simplify my life. The NeatConnect® is a desk scanner that transforms paper into digital files. You would then be able to either send the files directly to your computer or wirelessly to the Neat Cloud Service. So, could the NeatConnect end up being the solution I was so desperately looking for? Read on to find out! Ease of Setup From unboxing to scanning, setting up the NeatConnect was relatively simple. If you’re interested in using the NeatConnect exclusively as a wireless scanner, then all you would need to do is simply plug in the scanner, power it on and follow the on-screen prompts to get started. The on-screen prompts help you set-up the...

The Wolf Among us Episodes 4 & 5

By on Nov 15, 2014 in Gaming

This morning I woke up, got my coffee and sat down to run a back-to-back play session with the final two episodes of Wolf Among Us. The scrape-up with Bloody Mary and the Crooked Man at the end of episode 3 has left the Big Bad Wolf battered and broken with a silver bullet in his gut. The question of how to approach the final challenges of the series becomes a central theme, as Bigby is told that he can’t survive taking another silver bullet and needs to tone down his rambunctious nature in solving the case. It may be due to the long stretch in time since I last strapped on my gumshoes as Bigby Wolf, but I found myself having some trouble in keeping track of everything that had happened with the case up to the point of my return. Which Tweedle brother had I slain? What had I done with Crane when I found out about his filthy private affairs? Why do I have an insatiable need to...

Expand NY 2014 Highlights

By on Nov 13, 2014 in Engadget Expand, Engadget Expand NY 2014

  Engadget Expand returned to New York City’s Javitz Center this past weekend and I was amazed at how much new tech I discovered in just one day! In case you missed out on Engadget Expand, it’s an interactive experience for tech enthusiasts. It was a free event where attendees were able to demo and chat with various brands as well as attend live panels and chats. This year the hands-on panels were packed and attendees of all ages were getting in on the action. This year there was an insurgence of children who were excited to experience and play with new tech. There were even a few kids that were helping brands gather new ideas. I was blown away from so many brands this year, that I have broken up the highlights below. They are all press releases from the brands that took the time to chat with me during Engadget Expand this year. Photos were applicable are included as...

Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Review

By on Nov 12, 2014 in Gaming, Review, Tech

The G402 Hyperion Fury is Logitech’s latest entry into the world of gaming mice. Its looks are reminiscent of the G502 Proteus Core mouse which was reviewed a few months back HERE.   I guess you can consider the G402 a lightweight version of the G502 but don’t count this little guy out. It does have less features compared to its older brother but as a no nonsense hardcore gaming mouse, the Hyperion Fury can dish it out. Here are some of the basic specs for the G402 Hyperion Fury: 8 Programmable buttons On-the-fly DPI switching 32-Bit ARM processor 1MS Report Rate Ergonomic Design DPI shift button Up to 4000 DPI Resolution Rated for 20 Million Clicks As I’ve already mentioned, the G402 can be viewed as a scaled back version of the G502. There are no customizable weights. The fancy blue accents are absent. The mouse wheel is rubberized plastic and it has no side scrolling options....

SteelSeries Siberia V3 Gaming Headset Review

By on Nov 10, 2014 in Featured, Gaming, Review, Tech

  The ever-evolving mid-tier of the Siberia family has been revisited again to improve upon what we expect to see in the SteelSeries Siberia standard. Continuing with the standard suspension headband design, the SteelSeries Siberia v3 will feature a retractable mic and noise-reducing memory foam ear cushions for providing passive sound isolation around its new 50 mm drivers. This headset’s cable with have a 3.5 mm jack and will come with a dual-jack extension for facilitating support for PCs, consoles, and mobile devices. They’ve even swapped out the in-line volume control for a mic mute switch. So we were sure to get our hands on the SteelSeries Siberia v3 gaming headset so that we could go a litter deeper in this product review. Tech Specs Cable Length: (m) 1.2 m Cable Length: (ft) 4 ft Driver Size: (mm) 50 mm Headphone Frequency Response: (Hz) 20-20,000 Magnet Type: Neodymium...

Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson’s Final Guest; Metallica Booked for One-Week Residency

By on Nov 7, 2014 in Music, News-events, TV Related Articles

On December 19, Craig Ferguson, along with his gay robot skeleton Geoff Peterson and man-made horse Secretariat, will bid CBS and the Late Late Show adieu after nearly 10 years with a very special guest, former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno. The former late night host, and future CNBC host (“Jay Leno’s Garage”), will help send Ferguson off, along with three weeks filled with some of Ferguson’s all-time, favorite guests and friends like Larry King, The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and Kunal Nayyar, TV host Cat Deeley, former co-worker Drew Carey. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Late Late Show without the ladies. In December, two of his favorite girls, Kristen Bell, who helped Ferguson host the show on location from Paris in 2011 and Mila Kunis, who joined him a year later in Scotland, will also appear on the show. A few record-breakers will...

John Carpenter to Release Debut Solo Album

By on Nov 5, 2014 in Art, CD Review, main, main, Music, News-events

Legendary horror director and composer, John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live), will release his first solo album, Lost Themes, on Brooklyn label Sacred Bones Records, February 3, 2015. The album, a collaboration with Cody Carpenter of the band Ludrium and Daniel Davies, who score I, Frankenstein, falls into Carpenter’s style of repetitive synth splices that reach some terrifically terrifying crescendos. The first track, “Vortex,” has been released along with a video set to clips from different Carpenter films, created by Jesse von Doom of CASH Music, a nonprofit that builds free and open technology for musicians. “Lost Themes was all about having fun,” said Carpenter of the album. “It can be both great and bad to score over images, which is what I’m used to. Here there were no pressures. No actors asking me what they’re supposed to do. No crew waiting. No cutting room to go to....

Happily Halloween: The Damned at Irving Plaza

By on Nov 2, 2014 in Live Review, main, Music

The last time The Damned played Irving Plaza was in 2011, part of their 35th anniversary tour. Opting to play a Halloween show in Anaheim, Calif. instead that year, it was only a matter of time before they would make their way back to New York for the special day. This time around, the punk legends even dedicated a five-night, east coast mini tour called Hallow’s East, centering around a Halloween show in NYC. Covered in a black, priestly habit, Dave Vanian played the wicked clergy about to orchestrate a punk sermon. Costumes rarely a necessity for a band like The Damned, they were still in the spirit. A Guy Fawkes mask planted drummer Andy Pinch’s face, while bassist Stu Teller was covered in a full-body, masochist’s suit to keep with the Halloween theme. Some understated, groovy garb for organist Montyoxymoron Milton with Captain Sensible dressed sensibly punk and topped...

Dum Dum Girls Walk Dead on Halloween Eve

By on Nov 1, 2014 in Live Review, main, Music

Halloween started early Thursday night. Bloody, smeared faces and gaping, flesh wounds on their body, Dee Dee, Jules, Sandy and Malia floated onstage as the undead at Brooklyn Bowl.  The Dum Dum Girls were fully zombified for Halloween Eve with guitarist Jules trickling wine down her chin for full horror effect. Dee Dee Penny was last to step on stage in nothing but a crochet crop top, black g-string and a sheer latex pencil-length skirt barely covering it all. One of the last shows on the Dum Dums’ Too True tour, the band jumped right in to moodier tracks (and nearly all) from their latest, Too True, opening the evening with “Rimbaud Eyes,”  and pouring into “Are You Okay?” “Lost Girls and Boys Club,” “Little Minx,” “Too True to Be Good”—even throwing in “Girls Intuition,” a B-side released on “Rimbaud Eyes” single. A half set down with one more to go, the...

#GetGeeked New York 2014: In Photos

By on Oct 29, 2014 in GetGeeked, Tech

On October 16th techies around New York were treated to a new intimate experience. GetGeeked showcased a bevy of brands and allowed attendees an opportunity to interact directly with two dozen familiar brands like Lenovo, Sling, Boogie Board, Western Digital, and Martian Watches. But GetGeeked wasn’t just simply a exhibition. Tucked away behind a few curtains was a small section for conferences that were also being conducted. This was an opportunity to delve deeper into the various brands on display. Even though the lines might have been long, and the venue was kind of hard to get to—GetGeeked was a unique experience that place brands directly with consumers. Events like that are always hard to find and are sometimes left to an exclusive few. Plus, did I forget to mention that the event was overall FREE to attend? The GetGeeked event is the brainchild of Barry Myers, the...

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