Entertainment Reviews

NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) Review: Android TV meets AI upscaling magic

NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) Review: Android TV meets AI upscaling magic

For something intended to be hidden out of sight, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) sure is a funny shape. Then again, after four years solidifying its reputation as the go-to Android TV box, perhaps NVIDIA's brand new SHIELD TV is allowed to step outside the lines a little. One thing's for sure: with a new AI-powered upscaler, lower sticker price, and brand new remote, there's more to this 2019 model than just a fresh shape.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Pasaana Speeder LEGO Review

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Pasaana Speeder LEGO Review

The LEGO set we're looking at today is from the first collection of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. This set goes by the name of "Pasaana Speeder Chase" with set number 75250. This set features a radical bit of action from the 9th film in the Skywalker Saga, and includes minifigures of Rey, a First Order Jet Trooper, a First Order Treadspeeder Driver (or you could just call them both stormtroopers if you did so wish), and a BB-8!

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Parrot ANAFI FPV Review : All-In-One Pack for 4K drone pilots

Parrot ANAFI FPV Review : All-In-One Pack for 4K drone pilots

The folks at Parrot just released their new Parrot ANAFI FPV All-In-One Pack, and we've been giving it the once-over for the past couple of weeks. The Parrot ANAFI FPV All-In-One Pack is basically the ANAFI drone with FPV accessories and a handy all-in-one backpack. Parrot's aim with this pack is to provide an easy-to-use yet professional drone experience for every sort of user - newbies and veterans alike.

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Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 LEGO Review, with Graveyard Mystery

Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 LEGO Review, with Graveyard Mystery

Today we're taking a peek at a couple of new LEGO sets in the company's newest line: Hidden Side. This new LEGO line Hidden Side stars with some spooky setups and enhances play with a smartphone app. The sets themselves are akin to past releases with monsters, haunted houses, and Halloween in mind. Given their release of this series here so far in advance of Autumn, we must assume that the ghoulish attraction of the month of October is spread beyond its Roman Calendar confines at last!

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SunBriteTV Veranda 55-inch Outdoor TV (2019) Review

SunBriteTV Veranda 55-inch Outdoor TV (2019) Review

SunBriteTV makes televisions that are meant to be used outdoors. Not out in the jungle or on a camping trip, but in environments where a person might want to see a TV screen while eating a meal or having a party - places that usually have chairs. The SunBriteTV set we're reviewing today was made for the least extreme of three categories of outdoor-friendly TV, complete with a weather-sealed body for protection from the weather and wildlife.

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Hopsy SUB Compact Tap Review: Mini beer keg machine in effect

Hopsy SUB Compact Tap Review: Mini beer keg machine in effect

Over the last couple weeks we've had a Hopsy SUB Compact Tap on the review bench, and it's been pouring. This machine is a "compact home draft appliance", a machine that pours beer from miniature kegs. The kegs are delivered each month, and I would (if I'd actually subscribed) be sent six Mini-Kegs per month at approximately $15 USD a unit.

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Amazon Kindle 2019 Review: A brighter ereader

Amazon Kindle 2019 Review: A brighter ereader

Amazon's $90 Kindle is out to eat the Kindle Paperwhite's lunch. Adding front lighting for the first time on the entry-level ereader, the new 10th-generation Kindle 2019 snags one of the most common reasons buyers had for opting for the more expensive model. Read on for our full review.

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Welcome to Apocalypseburg LEGO Review: Epic Ape!

Welcome to Apocalypseburg LEGO Review: Epic Ape!

Today we're looking at The LEGO MOVIE 2: The Second Part LEGO set 70840 "Welcome to Apocalypseburg!" This is easily one of the most massive LEGO sets we've put together and certainly the most extravagant in the minifigure universe. This set is a whopping 3,178 pieces large, and it's not for the feeble of heart. It's a doozy and a half, of that you can be sure.

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TiVo Bolt OTA 4K DVR Review: Designed for cord-cutters

TiVo Bolt OTA 4K DVR Review: Designed for cord-cutters

TiVo is a household name that feels increasingly obsolete. In a world where thousands of movies and TV shows are available to stream on-demand, where live television is available over the Internet, and where DVRs exist in the cloud, one is justified in questioning whether any physical DVR can serve a purpose for modern consumers. With TiVo's Bolt OTA 4K, the answer is yes.

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Amazon Fire TV Recast Review: Easy cord-cutting

Amazon Fire TV Recast Review: Easy cord-cutting

Amazon's Fire TV Recast isn't just a DVR for cord-cutters, it actually cuts any physical connection between the set-top box and your TV itself. Instead, the newest addition to the Fire TV line offers up a wealth of free, over-the-air channels and the storage to record them, then beams that wirelessly to your TVs, smartphones, and Echo smart displays, complete with a splash of Alexa convenience. Sounds good, but has the Fire TV Recast missed the boat in this age of on-demand entertainment?

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Sony aibo Review (2018): Robot pup charm

Sony aibo Review (2018): Robot pup charm

Sony's aibo is back, and after more than a decade the robotic dog is smarter, more talented, and generally more adorable than ever. Now promising to be more lifelike and to tap into the potential of the cloud, aibo's 2018 return is a long way from the original, faintly-Terminator-esque robots that first introduced the name back in 1999. What hasn't changed, though, is the premium price tag, or indeed the suspension of disbelief required to truly understand the aibo experience.

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App-Controlled Batmobile LEGO Review : One Powered Up Dark Knight

App-Controlled Batmobile LEGO Review : One Powered Up Dark Knight

The LEGO remote controlled Batmobile is an exercise in beastly looks, battery-powered rumbling motor action, and a new Batman. For some, the new Batman minifig for August of 2018 is enough incentive to own. Even without that Batman - even if this set came with a super old Batman - this set remains a pretty tight box of LEGO bricks and elements.

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