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Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus at Samsung Unpacked 2018 in Barcelona this past February. While the phone takes after its predecessor in specs, with some improvements here and there, Samsung went all in on the S9’s camera. The Camera Reimagined theme was prominent in the February showcase as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are touted to feature the best mobile camera to date. The head feature of...

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...

Garbage Tour for ‘Version 2.0’ 20th Anniversary

Garbage is set for a 17-date U.S. tour in support of the release of the 20th anniversary edition of their second album, Version 2.0. The band will perform the 1998 album in its entirety, in addition to several B-sides from the reissue. The tour, which will kick off September 29 in Seattle and close in Brooklyn, NY at King’s Theatre on October 27, also includes earlier stops in the U.K., starting in Edinburgh on Sept....

Deep Purple, Judas Priest Unite for North American Tour

Deep Purple and Judas Priest will embark on a co-headlining North American tour this year kicking off on August 21 in Cincinnati and wrapping up September 30 in Wheatland, CA. On March 8, 2018, Judas Priest released its 18th studio album, Firepower. The 14-track album was co-produced by Tom Allom (Def Leppard, Black Sabbath) and producer, and former Sabbat guitarist, Andy Sneap. Working with Allom for the first time since 1988’s Ram It Down, Firepower debuted...

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review

At CES 2018, Huawei highlighted their latest flagship, the Mate 10 Pro. The Mate 10 Pro sports Huawei’s new Kirin 970 Octa-core processor, complete with a Neural Network Processing Unit (NPU) that touts high-end performance with efficient power usage. It features a Leica Dual Camera with SUMMILUX-H lenses featuring an aperture of f1/6, promising to capture more light with more clarity than ever before. You also have a 6-inch QHD+OLED Huawei FullView Display and a...

Laurie Anderson, Neil Gaiman Talk Muppets, ‘Omens’ and Virtual Reality

“Old Muppets are really scary,” said Neil Gaiman, recalling a 2002 stay at Jim Henson’s old home in Hampstead, England with longtime collaborator Dave McKean (Mirrormask, “The Wolves in the Walls”) that left him forever spooked by the man-made “creatures.” The author found a box of Henson’s old Muppets in the basement, and picked out a sheep. When he tried to move its face, the Muppet’s latex eyelid fell apart. “It was one of the most...

Benatar and Giraldo Get ‘Intimate’ At The Paramount

The Holy 14. Diehard fans of Pat Benatar are exceedingly familiar with the aptly-titled term, which refers to the healthy number of Top-40 hits that the mega-successful crooner has amassed throughout her illustrious, nearly 40-year career. Along with her often overlooked, yet immensely important, songwriting partner – and husband – Neil Giraldo on guitar, Benatar created the tongue-in-cheek list to describe those songs which she feels she must perform a significant percentage of at every...

Kix ‘Blows’ Its ‘Fuse’ At The Space

As difficult as it is to believe, Blow My Fuse, the seminal album recorded by 80s hard rockers Kix, turned 30 this year. And what better way to mark the occasion than to play the album in its entirety, from top to bottom, as part of the Maryland band’s current string of live performances? From the down and dirty licks of top track “Red Lite, Green Lite, TNT” to the epic, MTV-saturated power ballad “Don’t...

"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...

Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam

Logitech is firing on all cylinders with their C922 Pro Stream Webcam!  A great entry for anybody who is currently streaming, or creating videos for Youtube.  

Daisies Are Set To ‘Burn It Down’

They are a part of the genre known collectively as “new classic rock,” according to rhythm guitarist, businessman, and band founder David Lowy. And if The Dead Daisies’ new disc Burn It Down, out April 6, is any indication, the self-appointed label couldn’t be more veracious. From the blazing, opening chords of “Resurrected,” masterfully played by guitar virtuoso and Whitesnake alumni Doug Aldrich, to the record’s rousing title track, a deliciously funky ode to self-destruction,...

Diane Franklin: From 80s Babe to ‘Amityville’

If you were a guy growing up in the 80s, you wanted to date her; and if you were a girl, you wanted to be her. Diane Franklin first lit up the silver screen in 1982 in the Boaz Davidson coming-of-age classic The Last American Virgin, playing conflicted transfer student Karen, whose complicated love triangle with good-hearted Gary and bad boy Rick took audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride all the way through to...