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At the Movies: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review

By  •  7 months ago

Time dulls the mind. For a while, I thought it might dull my love for all things Harry Potter. Turns out, I was just waiting for the right movie. I enjoyed Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald far more than any other movie in the franchise.
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Ear Force XO Four Headset Review
8
5 years ago

Ear Force XO Four Headset Review

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Video gaming, is a strange hobby. All at once there’s this almost primitive urge to save as much money as you possible can so that you might be able to pour it into purchasing more exclusive titles. At that same time, to enjoy gaming you must have the basics, accessories that you need to get the most out of your play experience. With the Xbox One, like very other game console before it, users won’t to be immersed in the experience and that’s why the spend money that they’d normally be saving for games on headphones like Turtle Beach’s Ear For XO Four headset for Microsoft’s Xbox One console.
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Review: Titanfall for Xbox One
7.6
5 years ago

Review: Titanfall for Xbox One

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Titanfall is the best game you can play on the Xbox One right now. No, how about Titanfall is the best multiplayer experience that can be had on any console?
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Review: Madden NFL 25
7
5 years ago

Review: Madden NFL 25

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It’s not that I don’t like sports games. Sure, I’ve always thought that sports watchers learning the first and last name of the entire league’s roster is a bit much. On the other hand, I respect the nature of sports-based video game franchises. I’ve always had an appreciation for the dedication it takes to deliver a hard-core sports fans experience, year after year. So when Madden NFL 25 blitzed our review timeline I had to volunteer.
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Review: Xbox One – Gaming
6.3
6 years ago

Review: Xbox One – Gaming

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Emboldened by usage statistics for its Xbox 360 console, Microsoft set out to make the Xbox One the ultimate entertainment system for all types of media. Did it forget about gamers in the process?
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Review: Xbox One – Hardware
6
6 years ago

Review: Xbox One – Hardware

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Forget what you’ve heard. The world isn’t sitting on the edge of the next generation of entertainment. It’s already gone over the cliff. Today, gaming systems don’t exist in some perfect vacuum of functionality and anyone who tells you such things is abusing spirits the United States’ now repealed Prohibition laws were meant to curtail the usage of.
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Review: Xbox Video for Windows 8.1
5.8
6 years ago

Review: Xbox Video for Windows 8.1

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Although Microsoft’s Xbox Music client for Windows 8 took a beating for prioritizing Microsoft’s content store instead of user’s content, that same criticism wasn’t leveled at the company’s Xbox Video client. Truth be told, Xbox Video for Windows 8 was just as bad as its music playing counterpart. It focused too heavily on selling users content and relegated their personal collection to a pane all the way to the right.
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Review: Xbox Music on Windows 8.1
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6 years ago

Review: Xbox Music on Windows 8.1

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So how does this new version of Xbox Music stack up against the Microsoft media clients of yore?
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Review: Dell XPS 10
6 years ago

Review: Dell XPS 10

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Dell’s XPS 10 is an enigma. Inside its shell sits one of the most powerful mobile processors currently available with Windows RT, Microsoft’s latest attempt at providing Windows OEMs with a tablet operating system.
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Review: Polk SurroundBar 5000
6.7
6 years ago

Review: Polk SurroundBar 5000

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Most people center their entire living area on the television. It’s their go to, their place of refuge, their one big splurge in a sea of couches and other things that just aren’t important to the vast majority of users. I say this not to diminish the important of decent furniture or to put more focus on the television. Instead, I offer this insight to put Polk Audio’s SorroundBar 5000 into perspective.
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Review: Nokia Wireless Charging Plate
6 years ago

Review: Nokia Wireless Charging Plate

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Wireless charging is one of those innovations that fly under the radar. The technology is a misnomer. Being able to avoid having to charge your phone using a USB port is about as mundane as it gets. Don’t get me wrong, when you think about it deeply, it’s genius. No cables and all that!

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Review: NeoTV Max
6 years ago

Review: NeoTV Max

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You’d think there wouldn’t be much room for a Netgear built set-top box in a world where users have the option of picking up an Xbox 360 or an Apple TV. Yet, there I was, actually considering picking up a Netgear NeoTV Max for my new office.
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Review: PinBits for Windows Phone 8
6 years ago

Review: PinBits for Windows Phone 8

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Windows Phone 8’s Metro design language is legendary. It’s merrily flipping Live Tiles are considered by most to be an evolution in the concept of mobile notifications. Its Start Screen is distinctive and easy to use. Unfortunately, after three years of looking at matching colored squares and rectangles, it’s also a bit boring. Never fear though, e-knock labs’ Pinbits is on the case.

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Review: Windows Phone 8X by HTC
6 years ago

Review: Windows Phone 8X by HTC

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The weaker contenders have bowed out of the Windows Phone device race –but let’s be honest Dell and LG were never really in it to win gold. No, this was always going to be an epic battle between HTC and Nokia and if you thought the latter’s status as premiere Windows Phone partner was going to dampen HTC’s drive, you’re mistaken, the HTC 8X is proof of that.
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Review: Mail for Windows 8
6.6
7 years ago

Review: Mail for Windows 8

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At this point, I’ve been using Windows 8 as my main operating system for almost a month. One of the integrated components of the new operating system is a whole new email client. I’ve been testing Windows 8 Mail as my main email client since I started using Windows 8, and I’m ready to share my thoughts.
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Review: Xbox Music on Windows 8
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7 years ago

Review: Xbox Music on Windows 8

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The wait is finally over, the Zune Software has officially taken its rightful place as the default media player in Microsoft’s Windows Operating system. Sure, the Zune Software as we know it had to be broken up into media types, stripped of its podcast compatibility and rebranded as Xbox Music but it’s the destination the matters to us in Zune’s case. Microsoft seems to finally have taken it seriously, users rejoice. You could also cry, -it depends on your point of view.
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