Netflix’s New ‘GLOW’ Series Finally Set A Release Date: June 23rd, 2017!

GLOW, Netflix’s reimagining of the ’80s cult-classic professional wrestling promotion Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling — executive produced by Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan — has finally announced a release date for said series, stating via the above teaser trailer that the ten-episode series debuts on June 23rd, 2017. The show stars Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) as a struggling actress who joins the weekly episodic women’s wrestling television program as her final shot at fame. Continue reading “Netflix’s New ‘GLOW’ Series Finally Set A Release Date: June 23rd, 2017!”

Roku – Geek Me Five #23

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the Roku streaming set-top box.

1) The Official Roku website []
2) “19* Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success,” PC Magazine []
3) The Official Roku Blog [] Continue reading “Roku – Geek Me Five #23”

Netflix made a Free Video Game Featuring Some of its Hit Shows…

Apparently Netflix can’t stand to limit themselves to only commissioning award-winning programming and movies; they just HAD to attempt to dip their fingers into creating an interactive media project, i.e., create a video game.  A dedicated group of Netflix employees used some of their time to building this fun little projects, like the “The Swtich” (NOT THIS ONE) — a button that can automatically dims the lights, turns on your phone’s Do Not Disturb feature for long episodes of binge-streaming — but this one’s all about gaming. The game is called Netflix Infinite Runner, which is exactly as it sounds, is an endless running game that features the most popular characters from four popular Netflix original shows: Narcos, Marco Polo, Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things. Continue reading “Netflix made a Free Video Game Featuring Some of its Hit Shows…”

The Homes from ‘Stranger Things’ Rendered in Beautiful Plans and Sections

Boryana Ilieva

So yeah, the Netflix original series Stranger Things is, in fact, VERY AWESOME; especially for adults like myself who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s. So until a second season the made and released, we can enjoy the next best thing in this new fandom: floor plan and section drawings of two of the show’s main settings from architect Boryana Ilieva.  Known for creating studies of space and light in cinematic architecture, Ilieva produces these lovely interpretation of the primary homesteads from the acclaimed series.  Also, I’m going to attempt to talk about these drawings without spoiling anything, so wish me luck! Continue reading “The Homes from ‘Stranger Things’ Rendered in Beautiful Plans and Sections”

Netflix stuffs its Video Service into an NES cartridge, Because Why Not?

Netflix engineers' DarNES project

Netflix (you know, that thing you use to watch House of Cards) holds an event called Hack Days, which often showcases some wonderful and off-the-wall experiments and projects, but I think this latest project TOTALLY takes the cake, the whole cake, and NOTHING BUT the cake! Engineers Guy Cirino, Carenina Motion and Alex Wolfe have created DarNES, a hack that turns the original Nintendo Entertainment System into a Netflix playback machine. I’ll just let that soak in for a minute…..The retro-gaming console from the mid-1980s remains unchanged, as the true secret lies inside a special 256KB cartridge. While you probably don’t want to watch a blocky, 8-bit graphic marathon of Arrested Development or Orange is the New Black, it’s still pretty cool to know that you could if you really wanted to. Continue reading “Netflix stuffs its Video Service into an NES cartridge, Because Why Not?”

Presenting the $99 Vizio Co-Star Google TV set-top box; Pre-Order NOW!

Look out Boxee Box, Roku, & Apple TV! Vizio is about to give you a run for your money…er…our money…but still, COMPETITION!! Anyway, today Vizio is beginning to take pre-orders for its Co-Star Google TV box, due for an August 14th release. For under $100, this small little box of awesome adds the new, updated Google TV experience to your existing setup, along with its remote that sports a QWERTY keyboard on the underside and an integrated IR blaster. The Co-Star is powered by one of Marvell’s ARM processors, making it ready for the online game-streaming service OnLive, among other entertainment online services.  Man, I sure would LOVE to get my hands on one of these… Continue reading “Presenting the $99 Vizio Co-Star Google TV set-top box; Pre-Order NOW!”

PlayStation Vita to get Skype App Later Today!

I remember using Skype on my PSP-3000 a few times and being impressed with the feature.  As a matter of fact, Skype was one of the reasons I sold my old PSP-1000 model for a PSP-3000 one (that, video-out, and the “Rock Band: Unplugged” bundle; man, that game is fun!)  However, it was limited to voice-based calling, which was fine, but at the time any computer with a built-in or external webcam could utilize the video/voice call option.  I finally got a chance to use the video/voice call option on my Samsung Epic 4G, but ran into some trouble early on in a call with an old college friend of mine (apparently, software now-a-days need something called “updates;” I know, never heard of ’em).

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