Amazon Fire TV Review

Streaming set-top boxes are no longer about media consumption. The newest entrants—from Apple, Amazon, and Google—fit into a larger lexicon of connected digital lifestyles. Think intelligent television for the information-obsessed and for visual voyeurs demanding the highest-quality video that is commercially available. On Oct. 1, 2015, I started testing the new Amazon Fire TV, which…

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‘Bold. Brilliant. Brutal.’

Documentary “Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine” is in theaters and on-demand, starting today. Tagline “Bold. Brilliant. Brutal.” snatched by attention, because it’s so evocative of Apple marketing style under the cofounder’s leadership. I doubted that iTunes Store would carry this one, but it’s there. I instead rented from Amazon, which gives 48-hour rental rather the…

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‘Wild’ and ‘Wonderful’

It’s funny the people you see, and also recognize, in movies. I am watching “Wild”, starring Reese Witherspoon and see the guy with the glasses. He looks like Art Alexakis, lead singer for Everclear. I search IMDB. He is! Playing a tattoo artist. YouTube wasn’t always with us, even though too few people remember, or…

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Survivor

Frak the critics. I really enjoyed Survivor, which released to theatres yesterday. Or not. The official reviews are dated May 28 or 29, 2015, but I can’t find the movie playing on the big screen anywhere locally. I streamed from Google Play, which has the film for rental or purchase, last evning. I didn’t read…

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Comic-Con Heroes: The Departure

They say the end is only the beginning. Today’s installment ends serialization of my ebook Comic-Con Heroes: The Fans Who Make the Greatest Show on Earth. On July 8, 2015, after my current commitment with Amazon KDP Select ends, the tome’s release into the public domain begins—as promised. I plan to make copies available here, from…

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