Author: Dani "GamerGal", Pop Culture Editor

Swell Coffee

“Swell Coffee Co.” is Absolutely Superb (Coffee Review)

Not all coffee is created equal. In NYC, there is a bevy of coffee options. Each and every coffee bar promises a unique blend with varying price points. After discovering the Cafflano® Klassic, I began to appreciate the ability to grind and brew coffee from the comfort of my own home. Now enter Swell Coffee Co., a San Diego specialty coffee roaster that scours the globe for new coffees. They are “passionate about roasting coffee...

"The Real Ghostbusters" PLAYMOBIL Playsets

Take a Peek at New “The Real Ghostbusters” PLAYMOBIL Playsets

During New York City Toy Fair 2018, PLAYMOBIL showcased a few new additions to their Ghostbusters playset line.  Zeddemore, Venkman, Spengler, and Stantz return in new vehicle playsets based on the “The Real Ghostbusters” animated series. Each of playset features weapons that can shoot discs, small bullets or water depending on the type of vehicle. Available now on playmobil.us for only $21.99, these playsets are perfect additions for any Ghostbusters fan or collector. Let’s take a...

Super League Gaming - Minecraft

What is “Super League Gaming”?

A few weeks ago, Super League Gaming (SLG) held an amateur esports event at Samsung 837 where gamers were able to showcase their skills in 1v1 League of Legends play. The event kicked off SLG’s Legends City Champs third season where players compete to make it into their city’s 84-player City Club. We had the chance to chat with Ron Rheingold, Senior Director of Partnerships at Super League Gaming about SLG, esports and it’s future. Royal Flush: For gamers...

Samsung’s First Look in New York Event Recap – New QLED TVs in 2018

Last week we got the chance to take a first look at Samsung’s upcoming QLED TV line for 2018. During CES we managed to see small snippets of what would ultimately become the essence of their home entertainment lineup. Alongside the unveiling of the Wall at CES, Samsung showcased a modular MicroLED 146-inch TV which exemplified how consumers can customize their television sizes and shapes to suit their individual needs. The Wall was able to blend...

Tomb Raider (2018) Movie Review

Who’s ready for a great video game movie featuring one of our favorite heroines–Lara Croft? Well, we are! Lara Croft returns to theaters in Tomb Raider (2018), the latest movie reboot of the highly popular franchise from Square Enix. Lara, played by Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”), is a fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer Lord Richard Croft, Dominic West (“Money Monster,” “300”). Upon coming to grips with the thought that her father might...

#CES2018: crazybaby Air (NANO) First Impressions

During CES 2018, I was introduced to crazybaby™, a company that has an eye-catching sense for personal audio design. Meet crazybaby’s latest release–the Air by crazybaby ⁽ᴺᴬᴺᴼ⁾ which are strikingly colorful true wireless stereo headphones. Available in 10 different colors, the Air by crazybaby ⁽ᴺᴬᴺᴼ⁾ feature HiFi sound, Bluetooth 5.0, an in-ear mic, and a charging pod. During CES 2018, I was given a prototype to take for a spin and have been using them...

Ghostbuster Winston Zeddemore

Introducing PLAYMOBIL Ghostbusters II PLAYMOGRAM 3D Figures

Remember a little while back when I shared a sneak peek at the upcoming Ghostbusters™ II figures from PLAYMOBIL during NYCC 2018? Let me briefly recap for you, in case you missed it. PLAYMOBIL showed off their next wave of Ghostbusters II figures which includes an upgraded trap that displays a holographic ghost when used with their exclusive mobile app. These Ghostbusters II PLAYMOGRAM 3D figures are now available and I must tell you, it’s...

Bandai America’s Tamagotchi Return Nationwide with Brand New Colors

h boy, does this really take me back! The highly popular digital pets known as Tamagotchi from the ’90s and early 2000s are making a comeback. As part of the 20th Anniversary last year, Bandai America decided to re-release the trendy toys in limited edition mini variations.  The miniature Tamagotchi versions feature their familiar egg-shape as well as the pixelated LCD screen where the pet does a majority of it’s roaming. At its core, a Tamagotchi is all about nurturing....

CES 2018: Meet Cauldryn

CES 2018 – Introducing Cauldryn™ Fyre™ + Google Assistant

During CES 2018, I was introduced to Cauldryn™; a beverage bottle that features a modular design which increases its utility.  Available in two different models, the Cauldryn™ Fyre™ and Cauldryn™ Fyre™ Mobile, both offer a 16-ounce, stainless steel, vacuum-insulated bottle with lid and the revolutionary Fyre™ heating element. The Cauldryn™ Fyre™ Mobile model includes Cauldryn’s proprietary rechargeable battery.  The Cauldryn™ is designed to boil or brew liquids as well as maintain them at a YOUR...

CES 2018 – Dell Showcases New PC Innovations and Solutions

This CES 2018, Dell was prepped with a bevy of new consumer products bound to intrigue anyone. Dell introduces new Ultra Thin Monitors, portable Thunderbolt 3 storage devices, and the XPS 13. Additionally, Dell introduces an all-new Alienware Command Center which allows users to personalize their gaming experience. Dell also provides a way to keep in touch with your mobile notifications while keeping your data secure through a point-to-point connection between your smartphone and PC. But Dell...

CES 2018: FOREO UFO

CES 2018 – FOREO Launches New UFO Smart Mask Device

Sheet masks have been all the rage lately for their ease of use and convenience. Simply place the mask on your face and relax for typically 15-20 minutes as the mask does its job. However, for those who don’t have 15-20 minutes to spare for sheet masking, the newly announced FOREO UFO (Ur Future Obsession) might be perfect for you. FOREO is known for their LUNA line of facial cleansing brushes which features a unique silicone design...

CES 2018 – Seagate Unveils New Consumer Products and Expanded Adobe Partnership

Today, SeagateⓇ revealed the upcoming availability for a few new consumer products “designed to equip the world’s increasingly mobile population with solutions that solve key challenges they face when creating, processing and accessing their data on-the-go.”† The announcements include new storage solutions for drone and mobile users that allow easy access to files and file transfers without the need of a laptop or internet connection, an ultra-portable and fast flash drive, a new secure LaCie...