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Thanks, Netgear! Now I’ve Got My Own Personal, Portable Cloud

Do you ever stop and wonder, "Who owns the Internet?" Like, really. Someone pays a hosting company, who must pay someone else for access to the Web, and so on. But who's at the very top? And for that matter, what exactly is "The Cloud"? It's a virtual warehouse for storage really. But again, where is it? And don't clouds eventually dissipate and go away for good? I honestly don't know the answer to any of that, but they're questions Allie and I always bring up. Regardless, I'm just happy that we do have an Internet and that storage and sharing information thanks to the Cloud has gotten a zillion times easier ...

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I Bet Captain Picard Used a Norelco 7700 to Shave

  Only once in my life have I tried an electric razor before. I was in college and my roommate Dave always used it. He'd walk around the house talking to us while buzzing away at his face, pretty much anytime of the day. It just looked so crazy convenient, I had to try it. After all, it's not like I love using a straight razor everyday, what with the regular nicks and razor burn. So I tried it. And I hated it. It seemed to take three times as long to shave my whole face. I had to press down really hard to get a closer cut. And the thing got hot. Like really hot. ...

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LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Actually Makes the Prequels Enjoyable

It's no secret I love LEGO. But what is a secret is that LEGO is so amazingly good at what they do, they can make me like just about anything in the world. Next to LEGO and Captain America, I'd say Star Wars is right up there as one of my favoritest things in the world. When it comes to the Star Wars Prequels, however, not so much. I know a lot of kids like them, but at this point in my life, I find it easier to pretend that Episodes I-III just never existed. Except... I'm totally fine with them in the LEGO Universe. Heck, I'm more than fine with them ...

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Free 1-Year Jet Membership ($49.99 value)

  No, this post is not talking about the Sonic Boom Tails' Jet that I'm giving away. Instead, I"m talking about the brand-new e-commerce site Jet.com. Jet just launched last month and has a real unique take on shopping. It's a club subscription service ($49.99 annual membership) with some real low prices. And the more you buy, the more you save. They basically tack on savings in a zillion different ways. They also take the standard club warehouse method of buying in massive bulk (like bathtub-sized containers of mayo) and turn it on its ear. Instead of buying large products to save, you can save with large shopping carts. The more you buy ...

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Win a Sonic Boom Tails’ Plane from TOMY (Ends 8/17)

While my kids are addicted to Nintendo, that doesn't necessarily mean that our house is overflowing with Mario toys everywhere. Okay, fine, so it is. But they do like other characters as well, including that blue-furred hedgehog Sonic! We've got a slew of Sonic action figures and stuffed animals all around the house and when TOMY asked if I was interested in reviewing their new line of Sonic Boom toys, I couldn't run fast enough to tell my boys. I was sent Tails' Plane, which comes complete with an adorable articulated 3" Tails figure. And they were nice enough to toss in a Sonic 3" figure too. (He's normally sold separately.) The plane's pretty ...

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Watch Your Step – Here’s 10 Reasons You Need to See Marvel’s Ant-Man Now!

Marvel's Ant-Man | Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) | Photo Credit: Film Frame |© Marvel 2015 I can't believe there's an Ant-Man movie out. I can't believe there's an Ant-Man movie out and it doesn't stink. I can't believe there's an Ant-Man movie out and it doesn't stink; it rocks! Yeah, I've been a life-long fan of the Avengers comics. Granted, I'm still a little hurt that Captain America didn't become an official Avenger until Avengers #4, but still, I've always loved the team. And most of you may be surprised to know that Ant-Man was a founding member. Kind of. See, in the comics (just like the movie), the original Ant-Man was Hank Pym. But unlike ...

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