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Amazon announces the $230 Echo Show, an Echo with a screen for call screening, shipping June 28

Today Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device — similar to the Alexa-powered Echo family of home hubs that plays media and responds to voice commands –with a seven-inch screen that you can use to make, screen and take video calls.  The Echo Show, which comes in black and white versions, will cost $229.99 and will be shipped on June 28 in the US, and pre-orders are available now. It appears that it will be available in the US first, and other countries and territories will get access at a later date. Continue reading Amazon announces the $230 Echo Show, an Echo with a screen for call screening, shipping June 28


Hyperkin’s Game Gear/Master System/Master System Card Adapter for the Retron 5 to be released February 28th!

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I love my Retron 5. At its core, the Hyperkin-made system is able to play video game cartridges for the NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. Essentially, the Retron 5 plays an emulated ROM dumped from the original cartridge on a HD television via HD-friendly visual filters to select from. PLUS, you can save your game, take screenshots and add language translations for imports as patches! SCORE. But it seems Hyperkin isn’t settling with the Retron 5 being a 9-in-one system (or 10 if you have a Master System converter of some type), as this next announcement instantly caught my attention. Continue reading Hyperkin’s Game Gear/Master System/Master System Card Adapter for the Retron 5 to be released February 28th!

Plywood OnePlus New/Old Twins – WIRed #120

It’s time for Episode 120 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a house that predominantly showcases plywood, how you can get a OnePlus One phone, how one game is really TWO games, and the reveal of the Brothers Hebner in WWF! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Plywood OnePlus New/Old Twins – WIRed #120

Did You Get Your OnePlus One Android Phone Yet?

You Can Buy a OnePlus One Starting Next MonthIf you’ve a smartphone aficionado who’s been browsing the world wide interwebz lately, you’re aware that the OnePlus One is a fantastic Android (through CyanogenMod) phone with a fantastic price tag. But, like with many awesome things, the One Plus One is pretty darn near impossible to find one to buy. Why, because you needed an invitation (which ranged from impossible requirements to straight-up near-sexist marketing tactics; i.e. the “ladies-only selfie contest”) to buy a OnePlus One, but that is about to end, because THIS MONTH you’ll be able to just go ahead and buy one, if you’re quick enough. Continue reading Did You Get Your OnePlus One Android Phone Yet?

Mechs in a Hospital, Walking Tank, & Transformers; but not Wrestling – WIRed #6

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD is full of mechs getting into architecture (a Mobile Hospital unit), technology (the Kuratas Mobile Suit), videogames (G1 Optimus Prime in “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron”), but misses pro wrestling (Shawn Michaels vs. Buddy Landell, Smokey Mountain Wrestling).

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PlayStation Vita Out In Japan Two Weeks Ago; Pre-Order Made!!

Dang, February 22nd, 2012 can’t come soon enough…

Well, the PlayStation Vita is out and about in Japan as of December 17th, and there are quite a few unboxing and gameplay video out accross the internet (mostly in other languages, but the video is good enough).  I’m so pumped for the Vita, I went to my closest Best Buy on the 18th (which I may consider changing to GameStop due to some Christmas gift cards and some trade-in/membership card value…) and put some cash down for my reservation (but like I previously said, I may switch to GameStop; my backlog of games is too great to get MORE games*).

The PlayStation Vita is the successor to the PlayStation Portable (PSP), and has a bunch of new features including: dual-analog sticks, 5″ OLED touch screen, rear touch pad, front and back 640×480 VGA cameras, WiFi/3G/GPS support, backward compatible with PSP games, motion sensors, and much more.  I pre-ordered my $250 WiFi-only version, and I can’t wait to finally pick it up.  This is the first system that I ever pre-ordered/plan to purchase on the release date, breaking my personal rule of waiting a year until after the console launches to purchase it.  This system was just way too good to pass up. Here’s to you PSVita!
*NOTE: I also noticed that bit of irony/contradiction in the last sentence of the second paragraph; I’m aware that a new system would result in MORE games in my backlog.  “Woe is me,” but this is still AWESOME!