A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure from World War I


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective character is mostly in the public domain now, meaning that anyone should be free to create new tales starring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Novelist George Mann has just published The Spirit Box, a new adventure set in 1915 during the Great War. We’ve got an exclusive excerpt. +Continue Reading

Wharfedale Adds the Bluetooth Option


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


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


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

Soldier Sings Again on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Army soldier Paul Ieti returned to NBC’s America’s Got Talent last night for a live quarterfinals performance of One Direction’s (grammatically incorrect) hit “You & I.” Viewers can vote here until noon ET Wednesday 8/13 and the results show will air Wednesday night.

UPDATE 8/14: America voted Paul through to the semifinals on Wednesday’s program. There’s one more week of quarterfinals and, if we understand how AGT works, Paul will perform in the second semifinal week on September 2nd.

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Watch Our Exclusive Clip From ‘Turtle Power’


Hot on the heels of the commercially successful reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Paramount is releasing Turtle Power: The Definitive History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on DVD, VOD and Digital HD. The documentary, written and directed by Randall Lobb, covers the complete thirty-year history of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael from their comic book origins to their TV show and actions figures to the new Michael Bay-produced movie.

We’ve got an exclusive clip from the documentary that examines how the characters’ popularity blew up after the cartoon debuted on television. +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


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

Don’t Get Stuck With Fix-a-Flat


Fix-a-Flat promise to get you safely back on the road from a flat tire, saving you the time and expense of waiting for a tow truck. The all-in-one Ultimate 1-Step Tire Repair Kit includes both sealant and a 12 volt inflator and can be found for around $25. Fix-a-Flat Pro is a trigger-controlled aerosol option that sells at $14.99. +Continue Reading

Review: OGIO All Elements Backpack


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