Author: Joe Warner

    I'm the senior editor of The CheckOut. I am an aficionado of shiny gadgets and classic Hollywood movies and can also tell you the names of the late '80s Swedish Davis Cup team members.


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    The Deal Dozen: Week of December 12th, 2014

    Welcome to “The Deal Dozen,” where we showcase the 12 best and most popular deals of the week on Ben’s Bargains. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the deals you’d take...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    The Age of Ultrabook: Best Ultrabooks for the Holidays

    What is an Ultrabook laptop? Technically, according to Intel—since they came up with the name—an Ultrabook is a laptop no thicker than 0.9 inches with a solid state drive, unibody chassis, touchscreen, long battery life and, of...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    Amazon Fire TV Stick Review: The Little Stick That Could

    The arrival of Amazon’s shiny new streaming toy, the Fire TV Stick ($39), came at a convenient time for me. My 3rd Gen Apple TV (2012) had suddenly gone on the fritz (stuck on activation after an...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Eye Candy Galore: Five Stunning TVs That Will Make Great Gifts

    Buying an HDTV is often like a buying a car, where you find yourself overwhelmed with choices and confronted by salespeople and/or friends and family trying to steer you this way and that. But if you go...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    The Deal Dozen: Week of November 14th, 2014

    Welcome to “The Deal Dozen,” where we showcase the 12 best and most popular deals of the week on Ben’s Bargains. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the deals you’d take...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Everything is Awesome: The 17 Awesomest Official LEGO Sets

    Back in the 1990s, LEGO was the struggling toy brick company that adults looked back on nostalgically, but couldn’t make a buck. Until 1999, when LEGO started to license the brick out of it. Then things started rocking, and...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    5 Cheap Laptops Under $200 That Will Make Your Wallet Sing

    Whether it’s the economy or the fact that most people don’t really need the most powerful computers to browse the internet, cheap laptops are the biggest growth area in PCs. Now into their 4th year, Chromebooks account...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Required Viewing: Holiday 2014 Movie Trailers

    It’s a cliche now that movie trailers often turn out better than the movie they’re promoting, but in the time between the trailer’s release and the actual movie premiere, there’s always the sweet, sweet hope that, in...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    LG G Pad 7.0 7-inch Android Tablet Review: No Frills

    Swimming in an ever-rising sea of tablets, the LG G Pad 7.0 (V400) 7-inch Android Tablet is an unremarkable slate with an unfortunate name that you’ll unexpectedly find yourself using, especially if you can find it for...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    The Deal Dozen: Week of October 31, 2014

    Welcome to “The Deal Dozen,” where we showcase the 12 best and most popular deals of the week on Ben’s Bargains. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the deals you’d take...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    The Deal Dozen: Week of October 24, 2014

    Welcome to “The Deal Dozen,” where we showcase the 12 best and most popular deals of the week on Ben’s Bargains. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the deals you’d take...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    25 Rare and Revealing Photos from the Original Star Wars Trilogy

    The as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode VII may be the greatest Star Wars movie ever when it debuts in December 2015, but for now the original Star Wars trilogy, aka the “OT” (1977-1983) remains the high-water mark for...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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