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10 Movies to Help You Figure Out What Steampunk Is

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Seeing a lot of top hats with watch gears glued on them on Etsy lately? Wondering why women are walking around in bustle skirts, leather harnesses and brass goggles? You, like many, are confused by steampunk. That’s ok. Steampunk is a weird animal. I’ll describe it for you. Just like The Jetsons represents the 1960s [...]

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Complete Guide to Choosing a Home Theater Projector

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Choosing a home theater projector can be a daunting task. There are plenty of factors to consider and new terms to learn. Getting it right is worth the effort. Projectors offer giant screen size, brilliant colors and high resolution in a small, low-profile package. Per inch of screen size they are generally much less expensive [...]

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How to Set Up a Home Theater in Your Apartment

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You can have a great home theater in your apartment, regardless of square footage. Excellent sound that doesn’t wake the neighbors. A large, flat screen without ripping holes in your walls. Décor and soundproofing without painting. Follow these tips for an apartment-friendly entertainment center. Apartment Audio                                                                                                                                 Scale Down When it comes to audio, bigger [...]

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8 Design Tips for a Perfect Home Theater

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Designing your own home theater? Step 1: toss out everything you know about room design. Interior designers love a room with plenty of windows for lots of natural light, hardwood floors and light paint colors to make a space look larger. All these are completely wrong for theaters, where the primary concern is optimizing acoustics, [...]

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Video Games that Deserve a Big Screen:Part 2

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Here’s the second part of our list of video games worth playing in your home theater. These innovative, artistic games will dazzle on your big, HD screen. The graphics and storytelling make them worthy of your home theater. Bioshock 2 Use of an addictive substance, called ADAM, that grants superpowers while causing insanity has ruined [...]

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Video Games that Deserve a Big Screen: Part 1

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Striking graphics, exhilarating action, masterful storytelling: video games are in the middle of a renaissance. Pretty soon, gamers will have to stop their ranting about video games being a legitimate art form, because everyone will already agree with them. Some of the most creative minds of this generation are hard at work making innovative games. [...]

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Complete Guide to Choosing a Home Theater Sound System

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If you are in the market for a home theater sound system, you may be suffering from audio indecision. Selecting from the enormous variety of available sound technology can be overwhelming. This article will take the mystery out of shopping for a home theater sound system. The Basics Before you can choose the right setup, [...]

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Seven Bizarre Ways to Use Your Ping Pong Table

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Sure, table tennis is tons of fun. But if you’re using your ping pong table just to play games, you’re missing out. Fortunately, we have compiled seven alternative uses, so you can get the most out of your ping pong table. Craft Table Attention, crafters! Are you constantly wishing you had more space for your [...]

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