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Watch straps for the LG G Watch

The LG G Watch is far from beautiful. The watch is a sea of cheap feeling plastic and paired with a generic looking square face, it doesn’t really stand out. Thankfully, it’s possible to change out the stock gray rubber strap. I had a bunch of 22mm watch straps laying around and decided to experiment with them to see what… Read more →

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GrimmSpeed master cylinder brace review for Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S

A master cylinder brace (MCB) is one of cheapest and noticeable modifications you can install on your car. But what is it and how exactly does it work? Basically, a MCB prevents the firewall from flexing and moving the master cylinder under hard braking. The master cylinder is responsible for changing your foot pressure into hydraulic pressure used to activate your… Read more →

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Music Spotlight: mr. carmack

When I’m working, I can’t listen to music with lyrics because it’s distracting. Electronic, beats, and trap music are perfect for getting me through the day and that’s how I stumbled upon mr. carmack. Aaron Carmack is a Honolulu-based DJ and producer with four full-length albums that are all very good. His beats vary from deep trap to soothing melodic wanderings…. Read more →

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How I ended up with a Subaru BRZ

I purchased my Subaru BRZ back in August of 2013 and I haven’t written much about it. I’ve been driving it so much I haven’t had the time to put my thoughts down about the car. After ten months of ownership, I can say I’m still as in love with the car as I was the when I drove it… Read more →

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The BRZ and FR-S don’t need more power

A recently published report says that sales of the GT86 have been disappointing in Europe. According to Toyota’s European Vice President of Research and Development, Gerald Killman, this is what’s holding back the evolution of the GT86 and FR-S in the States. Jalopnik editor, Doug Demuro, thinks the only way for the car to sell better is to give it more… Read more →

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Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘I Want to See Pulaski at Night’

If you like Andrew Bird’s music, you’re going to love I Want to See Pulaski at Night. The latest EP from Bird is a beautifully structured mini-album filled with swooning violin riffs and endless loops. The opening track, “Ethio Invention no. 1″ sounds like there’s a whole orchestra behind him but if you know Bird, you’ll know it’s just him with… Read more →

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Review: LEGO Technic 42011 ‘Race Car’

To celebrate the opening weekend of The LEGO Movie, I am reviewing a LEGO set I recently picked up. Everyone’s familiar with the more traditional mini-figure and block LEGO sets but the LEGO Technic line of models provides a different, more active experience. What I mean by active is that this model moves! The LEGO Technic 42011 “Race Car” features a… Read more →

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Opinion: There are no great PC racing games

After I built a kick-ass gaming PC last year, I vowed never to go back to a console again but one genre of games has given me second thoughts: racing simulators. While there are plenty of PC racing games, they just don’t appeal to me. You have your hyper-simulators like Simraceway to your arcade racers like Need for Speed: Rivals but neither… Read more →

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Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘Break It Yourself’ Deluxe Vinyl Box Set (896/1000)

I am a lucky man to possess this box set. Only 1000 people got their hands on this amazing package of music, stationary, and other goodies. I have to thank my girlfriend, Anne, for picking this up for me for our five year anniversary. So what comes in the package? Two 180g LPs pressed perfectly and dead center (I can’t… Read more →