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7 Amazing Sci Fi Movies You Can Watch On Your Lunch Break (For Free!)

March 18th, 2014 4:30pm EDT
7 Amazing Sci Fi Movies You Can Watch On Your Lunch Break (For F
Science Fiction has long been a cherished Hollywood tradition - telling stories of aliens on far off planets, peppered with special effects that truly made you believe you were in a galaxy far, far away. Science fiction has been somewhat monopolized by big budget producers, since bringing a believable world to life has typically required considerable amounts of cash. From the forests of Endor to the streets of Neo Tokyo, crafting a realistic setting complete with aliens and androids, has always been an expensive affair.

However, in the recent years with the advent of high powered personal...
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10 Hidden Gems You Can Dig Up On Netflix

February 27th, 2014 4:00pm EST
10 Hidden Gems You Can Dig Up On Netflix
Whether you’re binge watching Frank Underwood’s murderous political tendencies in “House of Cards” or outraging over Orca injustice in “Blackfish”, it’s hard to deny the zenith of quality films and programming available on Netflix. But with so many titles available to watch at any moment on the streaming service, many quality films and shows been lost in obscurity without any search or genre algorithm to bring them back to light. It may take years to watch every morsel of their programming, but here are 10 hidden Netflix treasures guaranteed to add some much needed diversity to your queue. ...
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Seth Laderman Takes Us Inside The Nerdist Channel

February 24th, 2014 4:20pm EST
Seth Laderman Takes Us Inside The Nerdist Channel
How is The Nerdist Channel so jam-packed with fun, unique videos? BFTV recently chatted with TNC's head of programming, Seth Laderman, to get some insight into the web channel that brings us the likes of Math Bites with Danica McKellar, CM Punk's Grammar Slam, and COPS: Skyrim.

What exactly does it mean to be the head of programming? "People will come and pitch us ideas and want to develop ideas for us. I take part in the first meetings, trying to decide whether or not this is something that will be able to live on Nerdist," Seth explained. "After that, I will communicate with Chris Hardwi...
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Jessica Chobot Talks Anchoring 'Nerdist News'

February 24th, 2014 2:10pm EST
Nerdist News
The ever-awesome Nerdist brand has spread out to The Nerdist Channel, a YouTube home for nerd-worthy video content. Case in point, Nerdist has recruited the fabulous Jessica Chobot to host Nerdist News, its five-times-a-week news show. Jessica recently joined BFTV to chat about the launch of Nerdist News and the many things that she nerds out about.

What does she believe sets TNC apart from the vast expanse of YouTube pop-culture channels? "Honestly, I think it's the personality and the quality of the video we're producing," she said, telling us, "A lot of the people on the team, they're a...
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Michal Sinnott Talks Being 'Grand Theft Auto's' Tracey De Santa

December 7th, 2013 4:10pm EST
Michal Sinnott
Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V was one of this year's most highly anticipated video games. But can you imagine actually being a part of the phenomenon? That's what happened to actress Michal Sinnott, who's the woman behind GTA5 character Tracey De Santa. BFTV recently chatted with Michal about the process of playing Tracey, and what effect the Grand Theft Auto franchise has had on her career since the game's release.

You might be surprised to know that Michal wasn't initially aware of what she was working on, even though she spent years on the project. "I obviously knew it was for Rock...
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AOC E1659FWU [REVIEW]: An Instant Buy for Anyone Lusting After a Second Screen

September 17th, 2013 10:30am EDT
AOC-E
We’ve all wished of having dual monitors—but do you really want to pay the price that often comes with it?

That’s where the AOC E1659FWU comes in. Ignore the terrible name and focus on how it’s a near 16-inch monitor for only $139.

This isn’t a monitor that should live on its own. You’ll want to plug it into your desktop computer, as I did, and “extend” your computer area to it so you can use it for other windows and programs while you keep the main stuff on your existing computer screen. Or you’ll want to plug it into your laptop to use as a separate presentation screen.

You could eve...
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Digital Storm Bolt [REVIEW]: A Gaming PC You Might Want to Install In Your Living Room

September 10th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Digital Storm Bolt
I review a ton of gadgets for Starpulse and often a gadget will sit on my floor for weeks before I even open it, let alone test it so I can review it. Reasons why I take so long vary from I’m just swamped to I’m not sure if I’m even going to test it in the first place.

The Digital Storm Bolt PC gaming computer, however, sat plugged into my TV for more than two months before I tested it for the sole reason that it scared me.

How on Earth would someone like me, raised the last few years on game consoles, know the first thing about testing a gaming computer? Sure, I grew up on PC gaming, but...
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Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 [REVIEW]: Great Keyboard, But So Not For Me

August 23rd, 2013 10:30am EDT
Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820
I want to get this out of the way up front: I highly recommend the Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820, but I will never, ever use it again.

The new keyboard from practically my favorite peripheral company on the planet combines both a keyboard and touchpad in one device. The resulting size, believe it or not, is roughly the same as a normal keyboard—like the Logitech keyboard I’m currently typing this on.

The touchpad is ideal for folks using Windows 8 on a computer without a touchscreen monitor—like me. You can perform up to 13 Windows 8-specific multi-touch gestures.

Like all ...
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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 [REVIEW]: Perfect for the Last Remaining Summer BBQs and Parties

August 21st, 2013 10:30am EDT
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500
There’s certain tech products that can only be reviewed by certain people that live in certain places. I, for one, shouldn’t test subwoofers since my floors and walls are paper thin and my neighbors would probably get very angry, very quickly.

I am, however, uniquely equipped to test a projector outside because my apartment building in Hoboken, NJ has an amazingly empty, large wall to project on.

(Power, however, is an issue, but we apartment residents have made due with one 50 foot extension cord and a second 25 foot one.)

All summer, I’ve been testing the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 50...
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Theatrics Powers 'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries' Sequel 'Welcome to Sanditon'

July 2nd, 2013 2:20pm EDT
Nick DeMartino
Fans of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries now have a chance to be part of that universe with Welcome to Sanditon, the interactive multiplatform adaptation of Jane Austen's unfinished novel Sanditon. You can create your own character and post video content for everyone to interact with. Making that possible are the folks at Theatrics, who have lent their video storytelling tools to all kinds of projects. To get the lowdown on how this fun technology works, BFTV chatted with Theatrics exec Nick DeMartino, who explained it all to us.

"What's interesting is the platform and the capability of letting a...
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