Latest Articles for Author: Jessica Bene

Lunch with Lyndie Greenwood

The Facts During my Comic-Con adventure in San Diego, I had the pleasure of having lunch and chatting with Lyndie Greenwood, thanks to the awesome folks over at Arch Enemy Entertainment. Lyndie is an actress originally from Toronto, Canada. She plays Jenny Mills, sister of Lieutenant Abbie Mills in the TV series Sleepy Hollow on…

Will youtube trolls come back thanks to google+ name policy change?

Will YouTube Trolls Come Back Thanks to Google+ Name Policy Change?

The recent change in the name policy for Google+ has sparked a great deal of controversy in relation to trolls and anonymity. According to Google’s announcement from July 15th of the changes, they took place because of all of the feedback they have received about how unclear and disliked the previous name policies have been,…

Kickstarters of the week: coolest cooler and ssssspeaker

Kickstarters of the Week: Coolest Cooler and SSSSSpeaker

Coolest Cooler If you’ve been looking for the most tricked out cooler that still embodies a sleek and sophisticated design, then the Coolest Cooler is right up your alley. It comes complete with a weatherproof Bluetooth speaker, battery rechargeable blender, USB charger for devices on the go, LED light inside the lid (which opens in…

Kickstarters of the week: hando & hexo+

Kickstarters of the Week: Hando & Hexo+

Hando Robotic Stabilizer Hando is a stabilizing arm made to fit smartphones and GoPro cameras for optimal stabilization while taking photos and videos. It stabilizes the camera in both the roll and pitch axes, and has a trigger to let the user toggle the camera up or down while still stabilized. Hando uses complex algorithms…

Game of thrones: war, dragons, sex, and feminism?

Game of Thrones: War, Dragons, Sex, and Feminism?

Game of Thrones has been widely popular series on HBO since the first season aired in 2011. Recently, there has been debate about the feminism (or lack thereof) present on the show. Diverse female characters offer an opportunity to look at the growth and change in these women’s lives. Comparing the fourth season to the…

Kickstarters of the week: moment smartwatch & oort

Kickstarters of the Week: Moment Smartwatch & oort

Moment Smartwatch The Moment Smartwatch is designed to be sleek and fashionable- yet it has a full QWERTY keyboard to quickly respond to texts, capability for games, camera control, music control, and call display. By turning the wrist with the watch side up, the watch face appears on the top of the Moment. Turning the…

Kickstarters of the week: tango & kor-fx vest

Kickstarters of the Week: Tango & KOR-FX Vest

Tango Super PC The Tango Super PC is a complete PC tower in a package the size of a typical external hard drive. It is meant to be used as a portable computer and gaming system in one- allowing work and home computers, along with gaming consoles can be all in one place and easy…

Behind the scenes: comics with rashad doucet

Behind the Scenes: Comics with Rashad Doucet

Last month, Jey Odin, creator of Chicken Fighter  from Antarctic Press, drew Burrito about me as ‘Apocalypse Jessie’ and had it published on USA Today as a surprise birthday present. I started thinking about what it takes an idea stemming from things like a conversation, daydream, or random thought and developing it into a marketable story….

Kickstarters of the week: pressy & ifind

Kickstarters of the Week: Pressy & iFind

Pressy Are you tired of your Android phone overcomplicating things like snapping a selfie, calling a favorite contact, or turning your flashlight on? Pressy is a small physical button that will plug in to the headphone jack of any Android phone and allow the user to program simple click sequences to personalized tasks. The Pressy…

6 geeky father’s day gifts your dad will love

6 Geeky Father’s Day Gifts Your Dad Will Love

Looking for just the right Father’s Day gift for your geeky dad? Fear no more, we’re here with a few geeky gift ideas dad will love. 1. Pebble Smartwatch ($249) With the Pebble smartwatch, dad can sync his favorite fitness apps, reminders, and control his music through a bluetooth connection without even touching his phone….

6 movies about our present & near future…from the past

6 Movies About Our Present & Near Future…From the Past

How accurate were these flicks at predicting our technology, government conspiracies, and entertainment? 1. Back to the Future Part II (1989) We all know this one: by 2015 we should be dressing like the kids from the Disney channel Xenon movies—spandex is becoming suspiciously popular on college girls. We should also have hover boards and street…

Blizzard releases alpha testing for wow: warlords of draenor

Blizzard Releases Alpha Testing For WoW: Warlords of Draenor

The Warlords of Draenor expansion Alpha testing began on Wednesday, June 5th for select players. The fifth expansion pack for WoW, this is the first to primarily function before the main timeline of the game, and also is part of a timeline that moves away from the original. Features Among the new features, the stat…

Fiction: why do we love it?

Fiction: Why Do We Love It?

The Thrill Ah, the alternate universe. We fiction fans don’t want to be entertained with a story of morning coffee, a day at work, and then sleep. But throw superpowers, an apocalypse, a murder mystery, or some kind of zombie monsters in the mix and we’re in! Our lives are consistent, regular…usually boring compared to…

Joss Whedon: Fandom Inspiring Character Development

Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies are notorious for inspiring intense fandoms. Shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse, and movies like The Avengers are all in part a product of Whedon’s unique approach to dialog and character development. For his accomplishments, Wesleyan University gave him an honorary Doctorate of Letters, a…

Quicksilver: gone too soon?

Quicksilver: Gone Too Soon?

For those of you who have seen X-Men: Days of Future Past, you may have been shocked at Quicksilver’s wonderful portrayal. Most fans seemed skeptical after the release of his character’s feature cover. For those of you who haven’t this article is full of spoilers. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. The Look Peter Maximoff’s…