Satechi RideMate Bike Lights

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Satechi RideMate series now offers the RideMate front bicycle light ($59.99 direct) and the Ride Mate taillight ($29.99 direct) to go with its line of smartphone bike mounts. +Continue Reading

Will the Real ‘Sabotage’ Please Stand Up?

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Sabotage (out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital), was supposed to be the movie that jump-started Arnold Schwarzenegger’s late-career resurgence. Arnold took a Skip Woods screenplay and sought out director David Ayer (End of Watch, the upcoming Fury) to rewrite the script and bring his eye for detail to the drug raids at the center of the picture. Unfortunately, Sabotage was DOA at the box office and not particularly loved by most critics. Arnold’s probably done as a leading man and that’s a shame. +Continue Reading

A Radical Change for Captain America

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Army and World War II veteran Steve Rodgers has passed on his shield and title to one of his closest allies: African-American veteran Sam Wilson, also known as Falcon. With the super-soldier serum (the juice that gives him his powers) sucked out of his body by the Iron Nail, Rodgers is left elderly and incapable of laying the vibranium smackdown on his foes. This news arrived first from the Colbert Report, and comes hot off the heels of Marvel’s announcement that the new comic-book version of Thor will be a woman. +Continue Reading

Noriega Sues ‘Call of Duty’

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Raise your hand if you remembered that former Panamanian dictator (and object of 1989’s Operation Just Cause) Manuel Noriega was still alive? President Bush launched the invasion to take down our former ally after his drug-dealing ways became too embarrassing for the United States.

After Navy SEALs destroyed Noriega’s boat and jet in Operation Nifty Package, the “Panamanian Strongman” hid out in the Vatican embassy and the U.S.A. either embarked on a psy-ops terror campaign to smoke him out by turning giant speakers towards his hideout and playing Van Halen’s “Panama” on an endless loop or just shared normal Armed Forces radio programming with Noriega.

The dictator surrendered after a couple of weeks, got hauled back to the United States and tried for drug dealing. He’s since served time here and been extradited to France where he was tried and served time for money laundering. In 2011, Noriega was shipped back to Panama and got locked up for human rights violations. +Continue Reading

Controversy Erupts Over Spouse’s Comparison to Terrorist

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A West Virginia mother and military wife recently came under fire for tweeting a string of pictures in which she proudly displays her conservative ideals. Holly Fisher and her husband were recently eating Chick-fil-A near a Hobby Lobby building while Fisher wore a pro-life shirt. The couple decided to take a picture and post it online. Fisher’s tweet came with this warning: “ATTENTION LIBERALS: do NOT look at this picture. Your head will most likely explode.” Their actions came soon after a ruling allowing companies to refuse certain types of contraceptives in insurance plans due to religious beliefs. +Continue Reading

Noah: ‘The Least Biblical Movie Ever Made’

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The headline quote is from director Darren Aronofsky, who’s made exactly the movie that interested him, one that doesn’t have much in common with the Old Testament story as it’s taught in most all churches today. Noah (out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital) has more in common with a movie like Thor than it does The Ten Commandments. It’s a pretty good action picture if you’re not going to get hung up on its lack of fidelity to the Bible. +Continue Reading

Outdoor Tech Privates: Headphones to Match Your Fatigues

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The Outdoor Tech Privates Headphones cost $99, offer full Bluetooth cordless connectivity, have a comfortable canvas headband and come in four colors, including a green that makes for a reasonably good match with standard-issue fatigues. +Continue Reading

Archie Takes a Bullet for a Gay Veteran

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In the latest issue of Life With Archie, Archie Andrews dies when he steps in front of a bullet intended for his best friend Kevin Keller, the gay veteran and gun control advocated who’s launched a political career after his husband is the victim of a mall shooting.

Let’s pause a moment to let everyone who hasn’t seen an Archie comic since the 1970s to catch their breath. +Continue Reading

Review: 808 Hex SL Speaker

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The 808 Hex SL Bluetooth speaker has many things going for it, starting with the fact that it’s made of metal instead of plastic. Its tube design and the directional cone that’s visible through a honeycomb grille is sure to provoke conversation when you pull it out of your bag. +Continue Reading

Creating Digital Leads in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in theaters this weekend. Both this sequel and the Rise of the Planet of the Apes reboot that preceded it manage to pay tribute to the original series while at the same time abandoning the prosthetic makeup effects that were one of those movies’ most beloved and defining features. The apes in the new movies are some of Hollywood’s most impressive digital creations to date. +Continue Reading