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‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’ Blu-ray collection finally hits shelves

April 2, 2013 |

It’s been a long time waiting since Marvel’s Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection – Avengers Assembled was delayed due to a lawsuit over a briefcase, consequently missing the slated Sept. 25th, 2012 street date. Now, the collection has finally hit shelves … Read More

Comcast doubling internet speed in Oregon, SW Washington, Washington State

March 30, 2013 |

xfinity-logo-300pxHere’s some good news for XFINITY internet subscribers in Oregon, SW Washington, D.C., and Washington State areas. Comcast has announced an increase in download and upload speeds for customers with Blast!, Extreme 50 and Performance service plans. This means faster internet, file downloads, online video game play, and improvements in streaming video quality. Read More

New on Blu-ray, Digital & UltraViolet this week

March 26, 2013 |

What’s new on Blu-ray, Digital, and UltraViolet this week? Let’s start with Lincoln starring Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis. The film is available from Dreamworks in a Two-Disc or Four-Disc Combo Pack. The Two-Disc edition includes both Blu-ray and DVD, while the Four-Disc edition also includes 60 minutes of bonus material and a Digital Copy of the film. Universal Studios has released Jurassic Park in a Two-Disc combo pack that includes Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and UltraViolet Copy. 20th Century Fox’s Parental Guidance is now available in a Two-Disc combo pack that includes Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and UltraViolet Copy. There’s also the 20th Anniversary Edition edition of The Sandlot (1993). Read More

Time Warner Cable offers ‘The Hobbit’ 3D On Demand

March 22, 2013 |

Time Warner Cable is offering a new collection of On Demand titles that fall under the “Epic Fantasy” category, and among them is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — the first film in Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ trilogyThe movie is offered … Read More

HBO releases third trailer for Game of Thrones Season 3

March 18, 2013 |

HBO has released a third trailer for Game of Thrones Season 3 leading up to the premiere on Sunday, March 31. The 1-minute trailer titled “The Beast” teases you with some footage of Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), Jon Snow … Read More

USA vs. Canada World Baseball Classic breaks MLB Network history

March 12, 2013 |

The World Baseball Classic Round 1 elimination game between the USA and Canada last Sunday became the most-watched non-Postseason game in MLB Network history. Peaking at 1.25 million viewers in the final innings, the game was highlighted by a … Read More

The End of ‘The Office’ — final 1-hour 200th episode announced

February 7, 2013 |

NBC has announced The Office final episode will be Thursday, May 16, 2013. The finale of the long-running series will be a one-hour special that ends in the show’s 200th episode after nine-seasons on air.

So far we haven’t heard … Read More

Amazon offers $20 promo credit for upcoming EA games

January 25, 2013 |

Amazon is currently offering a $20 promotional credit for those who pre-order select upcoming video games from Electronic Arts. The games listed in the offer include Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, SimCity – Limited Edition, and Army of Two: The … Read More

Roku adds FrightPIX horror film channel

January 22, 2013 |

roku-xs-streaming-media-playerIf you’re a horror film fan with a Roku media player you’ll be happy to know the newly launched channel FrightPIX is now available to stream free-of-charge. The ad-supported channel (the second from Screen Media Ventures) features over 100 horror genre films at launch, with about 30 new films planned to be added every month. FrightPIX’s app for Roku is available to download from the Roku Channel Store. Read More

GLORY 4 Tokyo kickboxing battle on CBS Sports Network

December 27, 2012 |

If you’re a kickboxing fan you might want to check out CBS’s broadcast of Air GLORY 4 Tokyo on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The New Years Eve single-elimination bout will feature sixteen heavyweight KO fighters who will compete for a grand prize of $400k. The winning fighter will have to defeat four competitors to be the last man standing. Glory Sports says they have improved the rules to make the fights even more “fast, furious and explosive.” Read More

Download the ‘Dead Space 3’ demo in January

December 27, 2012 |

Electronic Arts/Visceral Games have announced the Dead Space 3 demo will be available for public download starting on Jan. 22, 2013 for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Even earlier access can be granted to Xbox 360 owners who register … Read More

Best Buy 2-Day pre-Black Friday deals

November 16, 2012 |

Best Buy is running a two-day pre-Black Friday sale starting today, Nov. 16 running through Sat. Nov. 17. Among the deals is a 32″ LG LED HDTV for just $269 (a savings of $60). They also have a 55″ Insignia LED for $499 (a $100 savings). The sale isn’t limited to home theater electronics, Best Buy is also selling a 15″ Toshiba laptop with 4GB Memory and 500GB Hard Drive for $399. You can also get an HP 14″ laptop with the same RAM and HD configuration for $379. Check out a few sale items we picked out and find the link to Special Sale below. Read More

DIRECTV’s Genie: Does it grant all your wishes?

October 25, 2012 | 4

DIRECTV recently announced its latest whole-home solution, the Genie HD DVR. The Genie is an upgraded version of DIRECTV’s HR34 DVR with a major software upgrade to include a feature called Genie Recommends. The Genie Recommends service automatically records programming based on your current viewing habits. The new hardware from DIRECTV looks to be a direct competitor to Dish Network’s Hopper DVR. Let’s take a deeper look into the Genie HD DVR. Read More

‘The Hobbit’ trailer 2 released by Warner Bros.

September 19, 2012 |

Warner Bros. has released a second trailer for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” slated to hit theaters on December 14, 2012. The 2:32 trailer contains some amazing looking new footage including battles with Goblins, Orcs, and Wargs, and of … Read More

Apple iPhone 5 highlights from SF

September 12, 2012 |

Just minutes ago Apple officially announced the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco. So what are the highlights? iPhone 5 is constructed of aluminum and glass, with a sapphire lens cover. The display, as expected, is 4-inches tall (guess early Reuters sources were correct). Measurements include 7.6 Depth (mm), 112 Weight (g), and 3.31 Volume (in³). iOS 6 will be released Sept. 16 with maps that include turn-by-turn directions. What’s more, the upgrade to iOS 6 will run on iPhone 3GS. The Apple iPhone 5 will available in 3 configurations: 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299 and 64GB for $399. The iPhone 5 will ship starting Sept. 21 to US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, and Australia. What will happen to previous iPhone models? The iPhone 4S will reduce to $99, and the iPhone 4 will be free, with service plans. Pre-orders for iPhone 5 start Sept. 14.  Read More

Google TV: Vizio Co-Star & Sony Internet Player compared

September 6, 2012 | 1

Have you tried Google TV yet? This week guest writer Justin Ruiz compares two new set top boxes: the Sony Internet Player and the Vizio Co-Star. With support for full 1080p HD video, 3D content, and built-in WiFi, both STBs also run on Android 3.2, opening the doors for app integration on your TV set.  Here’s a side-by-side look at two new set top boxes. Read More

Shedding Light on Google Fiber Internet

August 3, 2012 |

The Age of Google Fiber has arrived. Sounds momentous, doesn’t it? Well, if you’re old enough to remember the difference between the days of dial-up and the coming of broadband, you should have some idea of the difference between so-called “high-speed Internet” and Google Fiber. If you’re not old enough for that, maybe you can remember when you upgraded from your 1 Mbit/s DSL connection to a 10 Mbit/s cable ISP. Multiply that difference ten times, and you might start to see what we’re talking about. Read More

HBO GO on Xbox Live for Comcast customers – Time Warner still lags

April 11, 2012 |

The arrival of HBO GO on the Xbox 360 was mostly met with cheers, although Comcast customers were upset when the initial HBO GO launch on the 360 didn’t support their cable providers. Now (after the official launch on Monday), Xfinity subscribers can enjoy the service as well. But what took so long and why are Time Warner subscribers still left in the cold? Read More

How to boost your internet speed

November 22, 2011 |

Regardless of whether Internet service is wired, wireless, or a mobile broadband, there are numerous reasons why it might not perform as well as it should. You can use services online to perform a broadband speed test to see if your connection is as fast as it should be; if it’s not, there are a number of things you can do to improve it. If you are actually using a computer to access the Internet (instead of a mobile device), one of the first things to do is to “clean up” your computer, for instance by making sure there is no malware running (viruses, adware, trojans, etc.), de-fragmenting the hard drive, and deleting old or unneeded files and applications. Read More

MAG open beta coming January 4th

December 21, 2009 |

mag thumb2Zipper Interactive, the developer of the upcoming title MAG for the Playstation 3, has announced an open beta for the shooter starting January 4th. To celebrate MAG achieving gold status and being on schedule for its January 26th launch in North American and Asia, January 28 launch in Japan, and January 29 release in Korea, players worldwide will be able to participate in a free open beta for the game. Read More