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Alan Danzis is a lifelong technology and TV enthusiast. He's an early adopter: he had the first generation Sony TiVo and had to buy a special device just to plug the analog DVR into his digital phone line in college, further showcasing his nerdiness. He currently lives in Hoboken, N.J., where he tries not let his TiVo get too full. You can follow him on @adanzis.

9 Teases For Tonight's Season Premiere Of 'Suits'

7/16/2013 10:31am EDT
Season two of Suits elevated the USA legal drama from guilty pleasure to one of the best written shows on television thanks to its focus on internal struggles, as opposed to outside forces.

Now, in season three, the show looks to tackle both at the same time, as internal problems are caused by, instigated by and pushed forward by an outside force—with a British accent.

We’ve seen the season premiere and here are nine teases for tonight’s first new episode in a few months:

1. Two days have passed since the last episode.

2. Someone contemplates quitting the firm, while someone else wants ...

Interview With Director Behind 'Back To The Future' Documentary Kickstarter Project

7/15/2013 7:30pm EDT
Back in Time
Back to the Future is one of those rare films that becomes even more beloved every year that goes by. As it inches towards its 30th anniversary in 2015, there’s now a documentary looking to chronicle its cultural impact and the community that has started around the film.

Back in Time, that documentary, is about halfway to their goal of $33,000+ on Kickstarter with 29 days to go. I recently spoke with the director, Jason Aron, over email to learn about what the film means to him, what we can expect in the documentary and more.

Here’s what we discussed:

What is the Back in Time film all ab...

Watching Live TV on Your Phone with Aereo or the Hauppauge Broadway

6/27/2013 10:30am EDT
There’s more quality TV on this summer than ever before. But if you’ve decided to venture outdoors to enjoy the excellent weather, you might miss some of your favorite shows. That’s why this summer, I’ll be spending time looking at some great apps and gadgets to help you enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies from your phone (or tablet).

First, there’s the Aereo, a browser-based application that lets you access live broadcast TV from your phone or tablet. You’re actually renting a real antenna to capture the signals for FOX, NBC and others for playback on your device. You can even use a D...

They May Not Look Like Mice—But You’d Be Surprised How Good the M.O.U.S.9 and Penclic mouse Can Be as Replacements

6/26/2013 10:30am EDT
Penclic mouse
I take my computer mouse very, very seriously. I have many to choose from in my apartment and in the office. But getting me to switch brands from my trusty Logitech mice has been challenging and most other brands have never come close. But one did recently after I tested two that couldn’t look less like a typical mouse.

The Penclic mouse doesn’t even look like a mouse—it almost looks like a pen. Instead of moving an entire mouse around, you subtly and slowly “write” with the device to guide the cursor to where it needs to go. It was extraordinary precise, but felt a bit heavy in my hands w...

MONEUAL RYDIS Robot Vacuum [REVIEW]: A Worthy Roomba Competitor

6/25/2013 10:30am EDT
Picking a robot vacuum for your home for the first time can be challenging—naming him or her is even harder.

But Bishop (the robot from the Alien franchise) has become a well-respected and critical family member in my apartment in Hoboken, NJ over the last few weeks. Bishop is a MONEUAL RYDIS Robot Vacuum.

Roomba, you’re familiar with. MONEUAL… most likely not. But it’s a worthy competitor with seven different cleaning modes—none of which I really tried.

For me, using a robot vacuum needed to be all about simplicity. Can I use a remote control, turn the thing on and when I come home I fi...

The Creator of ‘Prince of Persia’ On Writing for the Silver Screen and the Current State of Gaming

6/24/2013 10:30am EDT
Jordan Mechner
Movies based on video games often aren’t seen as creative successes—mostly because the creators behind those games aren’t involved in the slightest.

Jordan Mechner bucked that trend being the creator of Prince of Persia, as well as the screenwriter behind the eventual film some decades late. He’s now out with a new book, an original graphic novel Templar, on July 9.

He and I recently spoke via email about his background in gaming and what he thinks about current trends.

What was the first game you ever created? I know it wasn't Prince of Persia…

In college, I made a karate-fighting game...

Mayim Bialik's Theory on How Superman Shaves (Sponsored)

6/12/2013 11:20am EDT
Mayim Bialik
Superman/Clark Kent looks a bit different than you might expect in the upcoming Man of Steel movie. In many of the trailers – and there have been a lot of them – you’ll notice that Clark Kent is sporting a beard in many clips.

But if he’s truly a Man of Steel—how does he shave?

Gillette wondered the same things and launched to post theories from ordinary people and some of the best authorities on the planet, including comic-book extraordinaire Kevin Smith, as well as PhD holder and Amy on The Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik.

I recently spoke with Bialik to discuss her th...

Royal Pains Season 5 Preview: Brothers Re-Strengthen Bond As They Face New Threats

6/11/2013 10:30pm EDT
Paulo Costanzo as Evan Lawson, Mark Feuerstein as Dr. Hank Lawso
A great deal of season four of Royal Pains was about putting the brothers Lawson back together and after HankMed seemingly broke apart over Evan’s desire to grow the company.

But at the beginning of season five, that brother relationship is stronger than ever even while HankMed continues to grow with its own, yes, Hankies. Six months after his neurosurgery, Hank is only now returning to work full-time – which may still be way too early if hints that Hank is not altogether with it just yet – and Evan had to hire quite a few new doctors to help out, especially with local emergency room shut ...

Jim Beaver Talks 'Justified,' Leaving 'Supernatural' And Whether He’ll Be Back On 'Breaking Bad'

6/11/2013 10:30am EDT
Jim Beaver on 'Justified'
There’s not many offers to interview celebrities that come in my inbox that get me as excited as the one I received a few weeks ago. You might not even know his name, but odds are, you know some of his roles.

Jim Beaver is an actor I’ve followed for years, mostly because he’s had memorable roles in some of my favorite shows in the world ranging from Breaking Bad to Supernatural to Justified.

We covered all of his big roles in a recent interview. If you’re not caught up on all of those shows, you may want to steer clear of spoilers.

Jim, first, I have to say, as the huge TV watcher I am, ...

'Burn Notice' Preview: An Incredible Return In Its Final Season

6/5/2013 8:30pm EDT
Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen
It's the final season for one of USA’s signature shows: Burn Notice. When long-running shows begin their final episodes, we typically get a focus on the main character and how they became who they are now. Instead, the team behind Burn Notice is smartly taking us back to who Michael was before the show even began.

When the season premiere, "New Deal," begins, Michael is in deep cover in the Dominican Republic, 9 months after accepting a role at the CIA again in order to protect his friends. Jack Coleman (HRG from Heroes) plays Andrew Strong, his new handler who happened to be "in the marke...