I need a battery case for my S4, I pretty much abuse the hell out of with every form of communication possible. At this stage a phone lasting more then 12 hours is a miracle with any phone, so this battery case was meant to do both jobs, I haven’t found the Mophie Case for the S4 yet, surprisingly they made one for the HTC One as soon as it was out which is pretty good.
When I’m connected to the net my phone suffers immense abuse at my hands. My usage is summed up by the details below:
Initially the battery was ok, it did the job and helped it last more then 12 hours. After two weeks of use it started degrading in quality but at this stage it has gone down the drain. This is the battery case made by Spice Technologies, I know the name should have been an indication to the quality but I thought why not, but now I know. I saw on Amazon some other Generic battery cases with the same look, if you see it don’t bother with it, they are crap.
Not just failing at charge my S4, it failed to protect it, a few days ago the phone fell with the case due to the fall it cracked the screen the phone fell out of the protection which was even worse since it came out on impact. This case was a piece of crash and luckily as of writing this review the Mophie case just came out, so I’m purchasing that and hopefully I will be able to fix my screen.
Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.
The tech savy age of Google, we use it as a verb at this stage of our lives, it is an integral part of it and seeing the insides of Google is always fun, and from the perspective of Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn I knew it would be hilarious. Vince Vaughn is still my favorite from Old School, that movie is comedy gold, and I was hoping for the same from this one but it wasn’t exactly the same. I find Owen Wilson slightly annoying trying to play the sensitive guy all the time. It was a fun movie and you get in a good amount of laughs with their antics but not comedy legend, something you would watch again, a good comedy if your looking for a laugh but not over the top hilarity that I was hoping for.
Somewhere in Southern California, in a drug raid run by the US government, a beachfront property was seized and turned into a residence for undercover cops. They are all top agents of the DEA, FBI, and Customs and they are living in this house unofficially known as “Graceland”. “Graceland” is a place full of secrets, and bad, good, and blurred moments too. The only idyllic thing is its outside look, but the lives of its residents are nothing like it. The lies which are in the base of their undercover work, are formed a web of lies that pervades everything. Coming of a new graduating at the top of his class, FBI rookie, Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit), could make the life of a legendary FBI agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) and the others, more complicated or it could reveal the truth. It is based upon actual events.
This show took a bit of getting used to, several different law agencies under the same house in an undercover situation running different or same ops. The characters of the show were interesting and the best of the bunch is Paul Briggs, is he a bad guy or a good guy, or good guy doing bad things to beat the bad guys. Then you have Mike Warren the best of the best out of Quantico, top of his class and meant to investigate Briggs. The whole house is filled with a bunch of characters and the story takes some interesting twists and turns over the 13 episode season, pretty impressive and I’m looking forward to the second season. It was a hell of an ending but left just enough of it unanswered so I don’t know where this will go next. For a cop show this is a different kind of show but short and sweet.
Four Latina maids with ambition and dreams of their own work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
A 13 episode twister turned out to be a very exciting show, honestly much better then I expected I watched it episode to episode, I couldn’t wait to watch it. Eva Langoria is the executive producer of the show and she has a hit on her hands. Maids of the rich and famous of Beverly Hills is bound to have some comedy and drama thrown into the mix, and I loved the characters portrayed.
The core of the story revolves around the maids and the one maid who was killed, and who was the killer. The antics that take place in these people’s houses is hilarious. A summer hit in my opinion and kept me watching until the end, with the perfect twist for next season, which will be next summer, it was short but sweet. I’m 100% sure every woman that watched this show loved it.
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by enclosing themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of giants. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind.
Every once in a while there is an anime which will rock your world, and Attack On Titan is that anime for this year. I couldn’t wait for the next episode to air, its been a while since this has happened in my case. The protagonist in the story was so intense and yet he was taken out so early on with a twist that I don’t want to ruin for a person who hasn’t watched it. Eren was the main character, but then Mikasa, Armin, & Levi were also very deeply developed characters who really took the story forward with so many cliffhangers keeping people on their seats, and you can tell the fandom behind some of the different characters. You can tell the story is excellent when the audience are fans of different people. There are times when this show left me hanging and pissed, but it is only like that because I get so invested with the show and there are a lot of questions left. The best part is that I am satisfied with the show but there are a lot of hints towards a second season which I can’t wait to see how they develop, the tides have turned and they will now Attack the Titans!
Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
I honestly didn’t know what to expect in the movie, except that it is a dramatic science fiction movie starring Matt Damon. I liked the trailer so I jumped right in, this is about Earth going to crap and the elite moving to an earth station orbiting around earth in the perfect world. The robots in this movie were cool and realistic, and people were going to extremes to get to Elysium. The surprise for me wasn’t just the story, it was the other star of this movie who played the bad guy perfectly, Sharlto Copley (From District 9). He made the movie insane and thrilling, above and beyond what I was initially expecting and that made it that much better.
I have been a huge fan of the Transformers series since the 80s, and I loved the cartoons they did in the late 90s and early 00s. The movies came out to a kid who grew up loving this show and wanting them to be real more then anything else, I will never stop thinking one day that we will meat a sentient robotic being from outer space and one that sounds and acts like Optimus Prime. From the original series, to the Beast Masters, to Armada, I loved seeing all the forms of the autobots.
When Transformers Prime came out I was happy it had it’s own story different then the movie and it had a mature audience in mind. They really did jump into the story line of the Transformers Universe, and one the best parts of the show is that Peter Cullen played Optimus Prime who was the original from the 80s show and played Optimus in the Movies. This show pulls any fan in and I wasn’t too keen on 3D animation but they did this tastefully, and I loved how all the characters were introduced as the story progressed. This show ended 3 Seasons and they ended it on a perfect note, it wasn’t always a happy ending and you do get pulled into the story, but this was probably one of the best and most evil Megatrons I have seen.
Each season was more Epic then the next, and the story developed perfectly, it only annoys me that there were only so many episodes to watch but this could be only described as short and sweet. I am a fan, a huge fan in fact and my love for the Transformers spawned from the 80s and grew more as I grew older and this series did make me happy every moment I watch it. There is an hour long Transformers Prime movie which I am looking forward to watching. I just hope there is more in the coming future because there are a lot of people out there that just love the Autobots & Decepticons.
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past.
Going back to the original Riddick, this is similar to the first movie Pitch Black. It’s Riddick versus the monsters and only with his skills are they able to survive, and no mercenary group or two can even think to take him on. I enjoyed the way it played out and as usual Vin Diesel is a bad ass in this movie. If you loved Pitch Black you will love this movie.
The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
You could tell these guys wanted this movie, they wanted to make it, Steve Jobs is just that much of a legend that people wanted to get his story across, especially Ashton Kutcher. The similarity between him and Steve Jobs is uncanny, its honestly frightening how similar he looked. But even with all the things they tried to get right as Steve Jobs grew from being in College and rejoining Apple at the later stage the story felt like it was missing. For most people they would enjoy the movie, but a lot of us are very familiar with history of Apple for the past 10 years and reading a few books after his passing brought more of his story to light. This movie didn’t do him justice as Steve Jobs more of the story or a different part of it could have been told to bring it across better.
This riveting account reveals the secret corners of our supposedly flat world: black markets where governments are never seen but still spend outrageous amounts of money. Journalist Matt Potter tells the story of Yuri and his crew, a gang of Russian military men who, after the collapse of the Soviet Union found themselves without work or prospects. So they bought a decommissioned Soviet plane-at liquidation prices, straight from the Russian government-and started a shipping business. It wasn’t long before Yuri, and many pilots like him, found themselves an unlikely (and ethically dubious) hub of global trading. Men like these are paid by the U.S., the Taliban, and blue-chip multinational companies to bring supplies- some legal, some not-across dangerous borders.
Under the Radar and on the Black Market with the World’s Most Dangerous Smugglers
I picked up this book thinking its going to be a crazy story about a bunch of commands gone bad, but turns out to be a book about the grey market of private aviation, they are neither bad guys nor good guys, just depends on the contract that they have at hand. It is one very interesting book as to how the Soviet Military broke down since they ran out of money and the Air Force turned out into the most efficient and decentralized private aviation industry known to man, no one boss, no accountability, with the powers and resources of the cold war at their hands. Where paperwork can be altered, these guys would be based and they would go, they go where they are needed with their Antonovs and Ilyushins. The book is a very interesting read, a view into the Russian mind set and to my surprise Sharjah was a major hub for Drug Smuggling, Money Laundering and more, didn’t know it was like that for so long but it was the gateway into the Middle East and Europe from Asia and Russia. Matt Potter did a fantastic job of going into the depth of this story, but the book gets a bit repetitive, it could have been about 1/3 shorter then it was, then it would have been a perfect book, but it was a very interesting read and an eye opener.