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iRetrofone: A classic phone dock for iPhone

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Accessories, Apple, Cell Phones,


Who says that we have to sacrifice tradition with technology? All versions of the will dock to the iRetrofone base, turning your smartphone into a traditional corded phone like the one in your grandma’s kitchen. In addition to being a functioning phone in its own right, the iRetrofone also syncs and charges your iPhone in retro style. The iRetrofone comes in a variety of different styles and colors, such as pink, red, green, purple, and clear.

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Mario and Luigi Stud Earrings

Posted by Jenny Lewis Categories: Accessories, Wearables, Design, Video Games,

mario-luigi-earringsEver feel the need to project your geek status in a less-than-obvious manner? Conversely, maybe you need that little extra something to put your geeky appearance over the top? Etsy seller CharlieCarter has just the thing for you. Her jewelry brings classic gaming superstars like Super Mario, Pokemon, and Pac Man and some favorite 80’s characters closer to you than they’ve ever been before. All handmade from polymer clay, the pieces are available as studs, dangle earrings, zipper pulls, charms, and even stitch markers for you knitting geeks. Everything in the shop is $25 or under, so there’s no need to worry about breaking the bank.

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Blue Mikey iPod Recorder

MikeyBlue has introduced its latest iPod recorder that they have dubbed Mikey, meant for those who would rather not take notes when attending lectures or business meetings. Compatible with iPod nano 2/3/4G; classic and 5G, and most iPod cases, the head contains stereo condenser capsules, can swivel up to 180º and can be tuned with 3-position gain settings. Mikey needs no software to run, can hold up to 4 hours of content and comes with a price of $79.99.

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A Shameless Plug for My Sis-in-law To Be

Posted by Monica Edwards Categories: Business, Family,

AestheticI have not updated my site for a long while-I have many excuses and some you may think are great ones, but for the most part, I have just been lazy/unmotivated/indifferent. There have been many developments in my life since my last post but with this particular post I am going to use to shamelessly plug my sister-in-law to be, Irulan's new business venture with her mother. I am giving them a shout-out because they are both beautiful women with wonderful talents that led them down the road to becoming partners in their chosen venture. Also, because like my husband, they have decided to turn their passion into a business they can nurture into a way of living--financially, and most importantly personally, because it allows the both of them to work as their own bosses and set their own schedules while channeling their artistic energies into discovering rare antique jewelry and keepsakes or crafting their own one-of-a-kind pieces. I love the passion of an entrepreneur's heart--go figure--so can only wish them the best of luck and hope that my post will help get their brand out to the masses.😊 They have developed a site, Aesthetic Collection, in which they can sell their items--and I ask everyone with a love of eclectic, classic, and contemporary vintage items and jewelry to check it out. You will be sure to find something that you must have.

Nightmare Before Christmas Director Provides Sneak Peek Into Coraline

Coraline hits theaters this Christmas season!Fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Sandman graphic novel will have much to celebrate for come this December with Coraline.

The director of the Disney classic, Henry Selick, as well as Beowulf writer Neil Gaiman have teamed up for the upcoming stop-motion film, which follows a young girl named Coraline who walks through a door that ultimately takes her to an alternate version of her life.

Judging by the behind-the-scenes clip (seen after the jump), the look and feel of the movie are sure to please fans of both collaborators. Watching the painstaking task of stop-motion animation, I now have a newfound appreciation for the art.

The film stars Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, and Jennifer Saunders (Shrek 2).

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Neoneco iPod Swing Speaker

Swing SpeakerWe love our iPod, but cannot find a decent pair of earbuds that are comfortable, functional, and affordable. Now that many companies are creating speakers, they are finally being priced less. The Korean company Neoneco has launched its Swing Speaker. For use with 3 different iPods, the battery powered add-on will run for about 10 hours. Choose between styles for nano ($29.00,) classic ($32.00,) and touch ($36.00.)

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TBS Makes a Hit…or Mistake?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Games, Reality, ABC, Cable, CBS, NBC, Editorial,


Get Smart. Indiana Jones. Re-making old classics is the latest trend on movies…so why can’t the same technique be applied to TV? I’ll admit - I’m a huge fan. Any game, any time, I play along and I usually do quite well. True TV game-players know where the best action can be found: GSN. But in this age of old-is-new, where past ideas are suddenly no longer passé, the classics come alive. In this case, it’s Match Game.

A show with a long history that just got a little bit longer. Match Game originally hit the air in 1962 on NBC, running for seven seasons before cancellation. This is not the most famous version of the show. Match Game didn’t hit its real stride until it found a home on CBS in 1973. The episodes have resulted in some of the most popular programming GSN has ever ran, and for good reason.

I can summon this up for you in just two words: Richard Dawson.

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Hollywood Reporter

Five Great You and Your Dad Movies

DadTired of neckties, engraved key chains and the obligatory new wallet as Dad Day gifts? Give your dad the best gift of all this Father’s Day - a little bit of your time. Instead of stuffing him with dinner or dropping off a quick card, treat your dad to one of the best you-and-your-dad movies from film days gone by. One trip to the rental store, and you can give him one memorable Sunday.

Back to the Future
Enjoy family fun for two generations with this 1980s hit. You can both remember your childhood at the same time while poking fun at decades-old fashion and music.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Even non-Trekkies can delight in this memorable film from the Star Trek franchise. Don’t know the back story? No problem - just remember that Klingons are the bad guys and has to carry the day.

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American Film Institute

King Kong’s 75th Anniversary

King Kong, Fay WrayTo celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original King Kong, three television networks will be teaming up to honor the classic film.

On April 7th, Turner Classic Movies will broadcast the 1933 movie starring screen legend Fay Wray as Ann Darrow.  This black-and-white RKO production, which debuted during the height of the Depression era, earned more than $1.7 million during its run.

Four days later, TNT, TBS and TCM will simulcast an airing of the 2005 version with in the lead role.  Although a remake featuring Jessica Lange hit theaters in 1976, ‘s update is considered truer to the original.

Immediately after April 7’s showing, Turner Classic Movies will air four other films hitting their diamond anniversaries:  Dinner at Eight, Little Women, 42nd Street and Queen Christina.

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We Love Our New Tinbot!

tinbotWe just received a tinbot and couldn’t be happier. Designed by artist Christopher Lee, it fit perfectly with our iPod classic. Everything is quite snug inside and we think that it gives our music player quite a bit of class. We figure for all our clumsiness that this case, with tin on the outside and neoprene inside, is perfect for travel and a lot classier than our basic iPod case. We definitely recommend them for the terminally clumsy who have an iPod video 30/60/80GB or a classic 80/160GB at the MSRP of $29.95. Although it is not waterproof, the tinbot is certainly water-resistant to a spring rain. A very kewl gift for others, too, especially if you want to decorate it yourself, as they have one you can customize for $10.00 less.

(Thanks, Julian)

Check out more shots after the jump.

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