Daniel Boone: The Complete Series (50th Anniversary Edition) has just been released on DVD and contains all 165 episodes of the NBC series that ran from 1964–1970 and all through the ‘70s in after-school reruns. Fess Parker starred as the pioneer legend, with pop singer Ed Ames as his Native American sidekick Mingo. +Continue Reading
I had a chance to meet with Noel Lee, the founder and head engineer at Monster Audio for a preview of some upcoming projects that I’m not supposed to talk about yet. Noel built a massive business from scratch, starting with the idea that a good audio setup requires higher quality cables. He later gave Dr. Dre his start in the audio business as the original manufacturer of Beats by Dre headphones.
Since Beats left Monster, it seems like Lee’s been on a mission to compete on both fronts. Monster makes several lines of lifestyle headphones that out-bling almost anything on the market, but they’ve also put out the DNA line that can compete with any headphones at their price point and the excellent iSport workout earbuds. Let’s just say that some of the new products sound even better.
I’ll be reviewing the new products once they’re released, but, in the meantime, I’ve spent some time with the Monster Superstar portable wireless speaker and the Monster Powercard portable backup battery. +Continue Reading
As anyone associated with the military knows, lying about service is not something to be taken lightly. Veterans will immediately spot falsehoods and call them out. What may be even worse than a civilian faker is a former service member who lies about what he accomplished. Such may be the case with Joseph Teti, a former Marine and Army special operator. Most know him as one of the stars of Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival, a show about outdoor survival. However, to many veterans and former operators, Teti is a veteran who has dishonored the brotherhood. +Continue Reading
Bradley Cooper acquired the move rights to legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s bestselling memoir American Sniper shortly before Kyle was killed by a fellow veteran in February 2013. After a false start with Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood stepped in to direct the film and the first trailer just debuted online. +Continue Reading
Fury, the long-awaited World War II tank movie starring Brad Pitt, opens on Friday October 17. Our set visit last fall suggests that the filmmakers are aiming for a level of accurate detail that we haven’t seen before in a WWII movie.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been running a series of infographics about the real tanks used by Allied and Axis powers during the war and today we’ve got all eight tanks in a full-size slideshow with images large enough to use as wallpaper on most laptops.
Set in the final days of the European conflict in April 1945, the film follows a Sherman tank and her crew on a mission behind enemy lines and stars Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal as the tank’s crew. Director David Ayer wrote and directed the acclaimed LAPD movie End of Watch, directed Sabotage and wrote the screenplay for Training Day.
I took the ECOROX and ECOSTONE wireless speakers to the beach and threw them in the ocean and threw them in the pool. Repeatedly. They held up with no issues and floated effortless to the surface every time. If you’re looking for wireless tunes to use at the lake or the beach or even around the pool at home, these speakers are going to handle whatever intentional or accidental water-related abuse you might hurl at them. +Continue Reading
Sniper: Legacy bring’s back Tom Berenger’s legendary Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Beckett character and reunites him with his sniper son Brandon in a new movie that ties their stories together and suggests that we may see more sequels in the future. The movie is out now on DVD and Digital.
Dennis Haysbert plays a mysterious character known only as The Colonel and Chad Michael Collins plays Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Beckett. Both of them talked with Military.com about their roles in the new film. +Continue Reading
Transformers: Age of Extinction is out today on Blu-ray combo pack DVD, 3D Blu-ray combo pack and Digital. Paramount pictures hosted a press day in Las Vegas at Exotics Racing. Peter Cullen (legendary voice of Optimus Prime) and Sli Lewis (stunt driver and military veteran) were there for interviews and guests got a chance to drive some of the cars featured in the film.
No waffling: I really love the Wharfedale Diamond 10.2 bookshelf speakers. They’re not cheap ($449/pair) but they both look and sound like speakers costing more than twice the price.
These are interesting times in the home audio world. There are a lot of good or very good options for $500 or less, options that are of far better quality than we could buy for those prices in the ‘90s or early 2000s. Still, very few of those improved options really approach the advantages of true audiophile gear. These Wharfedales may not quite match the quality of $2500 pairs, but they manage to suggest that experience for a fraction of the price.
It’s disrespectful, it’s disgraceful, and it’s unprofessional. At least, that’s what many critics of Obama are claiming regarding his one-handed caffeine-enhanced salute. No more than three days ago on September 23rd, a video was posted on the White House official Instagram of President Obama stepping off of Marine One and saluting the awaiting service members with a beverage in his right hand. Whether it was coffee, tea, or hot chocolate is beside the point: a lot of folks are upset with this allegedly brazen display of disrespect. +Continue Reading