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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Official Trailer #2

The exciting part of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Official Trailer #2 is that it gives us more insight into the backstory of Rogue One's main heroine, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). We learn that her father, Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), is the primary architect of the Empire's Death Star. Rogue One also has a new villain in Imperial Director Orson Krennic. Darth Vader is in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but not the overbearing presence that we're used to in previous Star Wars movies. He's more of a behind the scenes enforcer at this point in the timeline which takes places approximately 19 years after Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader at the end of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. This is all about the team that stole the plans for the Death Star that is so important to the Rebel Alliance in Episode IV - A New Hope. read more

Stranger Things on Netflix is an Awesome 80’s Lovefest

I just finished watching the first season of one of the best shows of the year. Maybe it's because I grew up smack dab in the middle of the 80's. I'm also naturally biased towards loving most things from the 80's. Either way, I think Stranger Things on Netflix is an Awesome 80's Lovefest. Everything about the show just screamed, "this was the real 80's". And I loved every minute of it. read more

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has a similar storyline as the X-Men without the superhero angle. Kids with special abilities that are outcasts from regular society. One strong adult with special powers that takes care of the children. They all live in a mansion that seems perilously close to getting blown-up frequently. It even includes a group of villains with similar powers seeking to destroy the kids and use their powers for their own nefarious purposes. This movie is a lot of fun with a few intense monster scenes to be aware of if you have young kids. My kids and I had a great time watching it! read more

How to Cancel Comcast Xfinity Cable

Normally if anybody would ask me how to cancel cable TV services, I would say something like you get more bees with honey than vinegar. It's generally better to be nice in anything you do as a rule of thumb. This, however, is how to cancel Comcast Xfinity Cable TV service. That's an entirely different animal. Unfortunately, Comcast is known for its legendary horrible customer service. I'm not kidding when I say legendary. It's not fun, but it is necessary if you're planning on cutting the cord and canceling cable TV service. read more

Satellite TV is Not a Money Saver

Satellite TV is not a money saver. Why? Well, it's kind of a big deal. They don't have internet service. Yep, they don't even talk about it. They figure you're a smart customer so you'll figure that part out on your own. Problem is when you do figure it out it makes the Satellite part more expensive than cable. You're better off to just cut the cord and cancel cable services. read more

Upgrade Your Broadband Internet Before Canceling Cable TV

When I decided to cut the cord and cancel cable, I knew that all entertainment in my house would be dependent on our broadband internet. Broadband is the pipeline that your internet travels over to go in and out of your home. Obviously, the larger the pipeline the faster the speed. This is the theory anyway. Either way, it's best to have the fastest internet speed that you can afford to avoid issues. I knew that I needed to upgrade broadband internet before canceling cable TV service. This How To gives you the best ways to upgrade your internet service before you cancel your cable TV service. read more

Cut The Cord and Cancel Cable

For many years I wanted to cut the cord and cancel cable television service. The problem? It was more theoretical than practical. Meaning it was fun to talk about but when it came to actually pulling the trigger I just couldn't do it. Sure, you could just go cold turkey and shut off everything. Then again you could also give up technology and go live in a cave or start a farm. Like the Amish. Or Ted Kasinski (that uni-bomber guy that hated technology). Cable companies enjoyed making fun of people that were thinking about joining the cut the cord and cancel cable movement. They compared them to druids, living a dreary black and white existence. read more

Girls Rock Science Weekend at Carnegie Science Center

So what are you doing this weekend? If you have daughters like I do, then you should be at the Girls Rock Science Weekend at Carnegie Science Center. It's this weekend September 24th and 25th. As a parent, I'm always looking for ways to get my kids more interested in technology. I've never had any problems getting my son excited about science and technology. My oldest daughter (9-years-old) takes a little more motivating at times. That's why events like this are so awesome for parents of girls. read more

Educational Value in Gaming for Kids

Most of the gaming we see our kids doing is limited to shooting things, building blocks or driving recklessly. That's why it usually gets a bad rep with most parents. There's actually an educational value in gaming for kids that happens when they're specifically playing with their friends. That's the part I'm talking about here. Left to their own devices in these environments, kids actually learn valuable life lessons like strategy, organization, conflict resolution, leadership and more. read more

Good Parenting Competition

It's the Good Parenting Competition in all its glory. Social Media has created an environment where otherwise normal parents have developed an almost pathological need to be liked. So they post anything and everything. They exaggerate seemingly small details. They create drama where there is none. All in a sad, desperate attempt… to be liked. It's time to simplify your life, go back to the basics and give your kids more of you. Parenting isn't a competition and your kids don't care what other people think of you. read more

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