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Josh Kelly Talks ‘Jarhead 2: Field of Fire’

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Josh Kelly is a veteran who served three tours as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. He’s also the star of Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, a new movie (out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital) that’s a sequel-of-sorts to the 2005 movie that’s grown in popularity since its initial release.

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The Gravitas Dock Gets a Lot Better

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We really liked the Henge Gravitas iPhone/iPad Dock in our May review but lamented the fact that it wouldn’t work if you used a case for your iPhone. Henge has released an iPhone case compatible insert that sells for $9. They’ve also dropped the price on the dock itself and now the Lightning connector version sells for $69 and the 30-pin version goes for $49. +Continue Reading

Wharfedale Adds the Bluetooth Option

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Older readers will remember Wharfedale speakers from hifi audio magazines in the ‘70s and ‘80s. The British speaker manufacturer enjoyed an sterling reputation among audiophiles but younger shoppers aren’t going to be as familiar with their wares. The company has enjoyed something of a comeback lately with their pretty spectacular designed-in-the-UK/made-in-China Diamond series bookshelf speakers (more to come on those soon).

They’ve also decided to get into the wireless audio game with the Wharfedale Cobalt, a Bluetooth speaker that retails for $399 but Music Direct currently offers for the bargain price of $199.  +Continue Reading

Kristen Stewart Goes to Gitmo

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Kristen Stewart’s next move in her quest to move her acting career beyond Twilight will be Camp X-Ray, coming to theaters on October 17. Stewart plays Army Pvt. Amy Cole, a small-town girl who joins the military to expand her horizons. She ends up as a guard a Guantanamo Bay and strikes up an unlikely connection with one of the prisoners detainees. +Continue Reading

Turtles of 9/11

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Children of the 1980’s and 90’s will fondly remember the smack-talking, pizza-eating, Shredder-beating action of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Originally a comic, the Turtles gained widespread fame in the 1987 cartoon of the same name. It’s been nearly three decades since their conception and the Turtles are going strong with a new movie directed by Michael Bay. While everyone hops on the nostalgia train (or inwardly groans about Michael Bay tackling another 80’s franchise), advertising for the movie produced an image that many call insensitive. +Continue Reading

Remembering Robin Williams

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Robin Williams, found dead in California in an apparent suicide, made generations laugh in dozens of roles but his movie career really took off with his Oscar-nominated performance in Good Morning, Vietnam. +Continue Reading

Review: Braven BRV-Bank Backup Battery

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There are so many smartphone backup batteries on the market that it’s getting difficult to stand out from the rest. The Braven BRV-Bank introduces a lot of surprising features to create a device that’s not like anything else on the market. The 6000 mAh battery can charge two devices at once and gets a sturdy, rubberized case that offers IPX5 water protection. +Continue Reading

Review: OGIO All Elements Backpack

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The Ogio All Elements Backpack is a top quality waterproof backpack that will carry both a 15″ laptop and a tablet computer at the same time. It’s roll top enclosure keeps the water out and your gear safe. The pack retails for $125 on the Ogio website, but new customers can get a 20% discount if they sign up for the email list. There’s also free shipping. +Continue Reading

Tweak Your Battery Life With Power Practical

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Power Practical Electronics makes the Powerpot V, an innovative and lightweight camping cook pot that also converts heat to electricity to charge your smartphone. They didn’t send us one of those, but we did get a chance to check out their Lithium 4400 Battery Bank and Practical Meter. +Continue Reading

Get LOUD With Wicked Audio Evac Headphones

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Wicked Audio’s Evac Headphones are just the accessory for a Special Ops/skatepark/secret rockstar lifestyle. They even have the “Wicked Special Forces” logo right there on the box. +Continue Reading