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25
Mar

Fright Night (2011) Movie Review

The first time I saw a horror movie I was four years old and it was The Shining on TV.  It was in the midst of a family gathering, with a lot of relatives in the room, but they were too wrapped up with each other to notice what I was watching.  For three years I had nightmares that those two girls were chasing me around that grand hotel.  The first horror movie I watched by purposeful choice, was the fifth installment of Nightmare on Elm Street, entitled, The Dream Child.  I was eight.  I went on a horror-movie-watching binge shortly after that up until I was 12.  I was obsessed, and I watched a lot of bizarre, poorly-made crap.  I became very desensitized, and it became very hard to scare me, especially since a lot of horror movies seemed to be spoofing and parodying themselves.  They quickly became a joke to me at a very young age. Read moreRead more

2
Mar

What is Wrong With The Toronto Maple Leafs?


Months back, I wrote an article begging Brian Burke not to re sign Ron Wilson until the team actually took a step forward under his tutelage and made the Stanley Cup Playoffs. You can view that article here I wasn’t delusional. I didn’t say “wait for them to WIN the Cup”, I only asked that they’d qualify for the playoffs for the first time in a team record seven years. Don’t mistake me for a hater. I am a Toronto boy, I am a Leafs fan. All I want is to have a team to cheer for, to have pride in, and that will have some success. The Leafs haven’t had any success in years. They haven’t qualified for the playoffs. They haven’t drafted any up and coming superstars. Their mediocrity has begun to swallow Leafs nation whole. The Air Canada Center is always full of Leaf fans. Constant sell outs, and now the die hard fans who empty their wallets on over priced tickets are finally losing faith in their club, and there is good reason for it. Read moreRead more

9
Aug

Nissan LEAF Launch & Review

On Thursday, July 28, PowerStream and Nissan Canada joined to celebrate the automaker’s first Canadian delivery of the Nissan LEAF. The Nissan LEAF is the world’s first zero emission, all-electric car. Read moreRead more

11
Jul

Derek Jeter Joins the 3000 Hit Club

The wait is finally over. Derek Jeter, the captain of the Yankees finally joined the 3000 hit club, and did so in style. The New York Yankees were facing the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday July 9th, 2011. Derek Jeter was going into the game two hits short of 3000. In the first inning leading off, Jeter singled. The next time he came up in the third inning everyone in the stadium stood up as they knew magic might be happening. Read moreRead more

4
Jul

Brad Richards Signs with the New York Rangers

The most coveted free agent on the market, Brad Richards, finally made his decision this past Saturday. Richards decided to sign with the New York Rangers for a nine year deal worth $60 million dollars. Some teams came down to Toronto to make presentations to Brad Richards while others sent there offers in to his agent and hoped for the best. It wasn’t a big surprise that Richards decided to sign with the Rangers. Take a look who is currently coaching the Rangers, John Tortorella, and you can recall that the two have had great success together from their days in Tampa. Richards must have felt that by reuniting with his old coach, he could join a talented young team and take the Rangers to the next level. Read moreRead more

3
Jul

Leafs Make Splash in Free Agency and Sign Tim Connolly

Leafs fans have been waiting and wondering when the Leafs would finally make a splash into the free agent market and sign a player that could help the Leafs out.  Yesterday afternoon after the Leafs found out that Brad Richards signed with the New York Rangers, so they focused their attention on center Tim Connolly of the Buffalo Sabres. The Leafs offered him a two year deal worth $9.5 million dollars, which comes out to $5.5 million in the first year and then $4 million in the second year of the deal. Read moreRead more

4
Jun

Tweaking Your Android for Maximum Performance

I have owned Android handsets since the release of the very first model the T-Mobile G1. As the Google Operating System has evolved over the past couple of years there have been major improvements in both features and performance. However there seems to be one area where there are consistent complaints and that is battery life.

While most Smartphones of today pack huge horsepower under the hood and bright power hungry screens there are some underlying aspects of Androids operation that need to be understood. When you know how Android works deep inside your phone you will have a better idea of how to squeeze every last drop of juice out of it. Read moreRead more

25
May

HTC Flyer Google Android Gingerbread Tablet

This reviewer can barely contain his excitement. Just this morning Fedex delivered the long awaited (Since CES January 2011) HTC Flyer Google Android Gingerbread Tablet.
I could barely wait to open the box and get my hands on what is one of the first 1.5Ghz Android Tablets on the market. The first thing you notice when you pick up the tablet is its comfortable weight (14.8 ounces) and the way it fits so nicely in your hand. One could almost call it a larger cousin of the HTC Inspire or the Desire HD. The aesthetics of the design are identical to some of the flagship Smartphones in the HTC lineup. However what is most suprising is how nicely the device fits into your hand. The solid aluminium unibody construction with solid plastic caps on the top and bottom back add an extra grip. This is one fabulous device!!! Considering that we have not even fired up the device yet that is a bold statement but not lost on the millions of satisfied users of HTC products worldwide. These people listen to their customers and its evident in their products. Read moreRead more

17
Feb

New Honda Civic Si Concept Coupe Debuts at the Canadian International Auto Show!

The Honda Civic Si Concept Coupe made its Canadian debut at the Canadian International Auto Show today, providing a glimpse at the styling direction of the all-new, ninth-generation 2012 model set to go on sale this spring. Read moreRead more

13
Jan

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PS3) Review

Humanity as we know it has been destroyed in a great war. Those who have survived the war scrounge for food, and spend their time hiding from the “Slavers” and their hideous mechs who roam what is left of the greatest cities on Earth. That is the premise of Bandai Namco’s new adventure game, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. It is a 3rd person action adventure game that features amazing graphics, voice acting, a gripping storyline and some unique game play. Read moreRead more