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Review: The LEGO Zoo

At one point or another, everyone takes their LEGO bricks and attempts to build an animal or two. Stacking bricks to create legs and a body to create a rudimentary animal is the beginning steps to a bigger world, but what happens when a builder wants to move to the next level? That’s where The LEGO Zoo by Jody Padulano comes in.

Review: Giraffes on Horseback Salad

In 1937, noted surrealist Salvador Dalí visited the United States, and while he was here, he made sure to meet with some of the biggest stars of the period – the Marx Brothers. Dalí and Harpo Marx became fast friends, starting by painting each other and ultimately writing a film together that was never filmed.

Review: Vivitar 786HD Camera

When being active, there are those times we want to record it, either for our own edification or to share with the world. While all of our phones have cameras built in, they are not always the best solution at the time. It’s times like these that it is better to have a small action camera, like the Vivitar 786HD camera.

Review: Altec Lansing True Evo Wireless Earbuds

I’m always looking for good running headphones, and the less wires to get tangled up in, the better. That’s why I’ve become a fan of the current wave of wireless earbuds, and why I took out the Altec Lansing True EVO earbuds for a spin.

Review: Coding iPhone Apps For Kids

We have entered a digital world where everyone carries a smartphone and everything seems to need an app. Every event and every company puts out their own app, so it only makes sense that writing code becomes a skill for all ages to learn. No Starch publishing is doing their part to bring that skill to younger folks with Coding iPhone Apps For Kids.

Review: Ultimate LEGO Star Wars

Ever since I was little, my favorite movie has been Star Wars. When LEGO started releasing Star Wars sets almost 20 years ago, it was the first LEGO sets I had bought since I was a kid. It was a way to relive some of my childhood by building ships from my favorite movie. Now, DK Publishing has released Ultimate LEGO Star Wars compiling all the creations released by the LEGO Group.

Review: Nuheara IQBuds

The more I use wire-free headphones, the more I wonder how I ever used wired ones. The latest pair I had the opportunity to try was the Nuheara IQBuds, a pair of buds that not only fit directly in the ear to play music, but helps enhance voices to help hear better.

Review: Coji by WowWee

I love robots, and anything that can inspire the next generation of developers is something I am a fan of. To this end, WowWee has released their Coji robot, an emoji robot to “learn to code with a smile.”

Review: The LEGO® Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie

When The LEGO Movie came out in 2014, one of the lead characters (that stole the show for some) was Batman. A snarky, ego driven Dark Knight was full of fun and humor while still true to the spirit of the 75 year old character. Now, years later, Batman gets his own movie that not only continues the charming cad from The LEGO Movie, but celebrates the history of every iteration of the character.

Review: Lima Ultra

Everything on the internet these days is about “the cloud.” From hosting servers to files, everything is put up in the cloud, but ultimately it just means you are putting your contents on someone else’s computer somewhere. There are so many services online to host and share files, all of which give basic service for free then charge a monthly fee to get more space. Instead of being chained to a monthly fee with iCloud, Dropbox, Box, etc., there is a simple option to set up your own with the Lima Ultra.