Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jawbone Smartphone and Tablet Wrist Band - Track Your Fat

Jawbone Patents Body Fat Percentage Measurement Using Smartphones, Tablets And Wearables

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Device makers are increasingly looking for ways to move the health tracking market forward, and a new patent filing from device maker Jawbone offers a clue to what might come next. Jawbone had a patent application published by the USPTO recently that describes a method for measuring body fat percentage with existing devices, including smartphones and tablets, or a wristband like the UP24, using the sensors said hardware already carries on board.

The patent describes how the system would use things like the display, accelerometer, gyroscopes, microphones, GPS and more to tell the user how best to place the device to measure body fat percentage. It would do this by broadcasting an “impulse” using onboard vibration motors and measuring the response that comes back; put simply, the phone, tablet or other gadget would jiggle your fat and measure the frequency of the jiggles to provide you with an estimate of body fat percentage.

Jawbone’s patent would work in tandem with an app on the device, which could make up part of a comprehensive health tracking app or one made specifically for the purpose of body fat percentage measurement. This would represent a new measure tracked by devices – traditional ways of calculating body fat for mobile health monitoring platforms involves use of a dedicated external device, like the Withings Smart Body Analyzer digital scale, for instance.

The patent is credited to Aza Raskin, the founder of Massive Health, a company Jawbone acquired in 2013 with an eye to bringing on its design-focused talent.


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Technology Jobs in Madison Wisconsin

Job Opportunities in Madison, WI

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POSITION: System Design Consultant/AV Technology Sales Representative 

Established in 1987, J&K is a leading residential and commercial technology solutions provider located in Madison, WI. We design, build, and install the best low voltage systems integration technologies including home automation, lighting control, IT networking, A/V distribution, security, surveillance, and dedicated media rooms. Our 3,000 square foot showroom is second to none in the area, showcasing our commitment to quality and excellence.
We are currently seeking two System Design Consultants to join our team.
Top reasons to work at J&K SmartHome
  1. Work with the most established technology company in the Madison area.
  2. Work in an exciting field growing at over 25% per year.
  3. Join a family-owned business that believes in family values and individual integrity.
What you will be doing
  • Create, identify, track, and cultivate sales opportunities for residential and commercial prospects including custom residential builders, remodelers, architects, interior designers, and other industry professionals.
  • Craft and design systems that exceed client expectations using state-of-the-art technology products.
  • Prepare system design documentation including work scopes and contracts.
  • Execute a proven sales process focused on integrity and high quality customer interactions.
  • Interact with a team including system engineers, installers, programmers, and technicians.

What we need in you
  • Experience with sales and design of control, audio, video, networking, and security systems
o   We prefer some experience in the design and sale of electronic systems, but will consider highly motivated, driven individuals without industry experience.
  • College degree preferred; high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on detail
  • Ability to work in a goal-driven sales environment
  • Positive, can-do attitude; seeking solutions and not problems
  • Willingness to work as a team for the benefit of the organization and our clients
  • Creativity and the desire to make clients happy by providing unique solutions

Job hours are 8:00 – 5:00 Monday through Friday. Some evening and weekends will be required. Overnight travel to attend trainings and trade shows may be required. This position requires a valid state driver’s license.

Compensation: We are offering an attractive package with a base salary plus commission. Vacation, 401(k), dental, long-term disability, and health insurance included. A training and development pay package is also an option for qualified candidates.  

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to be in control of their own destiny. A motivated person will have plenty of opportunity to build a solid income and customer base in a dynamic industry. Our experience shows that talented and motivated System Design Consultants can earn $60K+ in this position.

Please send your resume and cover letter to

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

DAIS Madison Luncheon June 24th at the Concourse Hotel

Support DAIS Madison

Did you know that one quarter of high school girls have experienced physical or sexual abuse at the hands of an intimate partner? J&K Security Solutions is proudly sponsoring the 7th Annual Celebrate Independence! Luncheon to support DAIS, because we believe in supporting survivors of domestic violence! For more information on attending the event, visit

Upcoming Events

Lush Brows Presents: Bradshaw! Fashion/Beauty Night Out

Radisson Hotel
Saturday, June 14th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Lush Brows for a runway fashion show and beauty expo featuring local clothing stores displaying new fashion lines for the upcoming season. Get beauty and style secrets from celebrity stylist, Bradshaw: the renowned stylist of celebrities including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Regina King and the cast of Glee! DAIS will be the beneficiary of ticket sales from this event.

Mid-Summer Night’s Dream: A Ladies Night Out

The Bruce Company, Middleton
Thursday, June 19th
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Join The Bruce Company for a night of food, entertainment, spotlight specials, and raffles. A percentage of all sales during the event will be donated to DAIS.

Teen Dating Violence & Healthy Relationship Workshop

Auditorium at CUNA Mutual Group
Monday, June 23rd
8:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 am – Workshop
Celebrate Independence! Luncheon keynote speaker, Dr. Jill Murray will host a workshop that will focus on the topics of teen dating violence, helping teens develop healthy relationships and the effects of teen relationships on adult relationships. Learn how these topics affect the teens you work with. Registration for this event is now open at

Celebrate Independence! DAIS Luncheon

The Concourse Hotel & Governors Club
Tuesday, June 24th
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Jill Murray. Dr. Murray is the leading is the leading expert on the subject of teen dating violence. Abusive dating relationships are at an epidemic rate with far-reaching implications for further violence both in personal relationships and in society at large. She has appeared on more than 350 television shows – including Oprah, 20/20, and Good Morning America.
Learn more about the Celebrate Independence! Luncheon, including how to sponsor at our luncheon page.

Mallards Baseball Game Suite

Warner Park
Sunday, July 13th
3:05 p.m.
Please join Northside businesses in a game suite at Warner Park.  For more information about tickets please check out their flyer.

Heroes Softball Challenge – Law Enforcement Appreciation Game

Mallards Duck Pond
Sunday, July 27th
3:00 pm
Enjoy a police versus fire fighters softball game followed by the scheduled Mallards game. A portion of the alloted ticket sales will got to DAIS as well as raffle ticket sales. This event will also have safety tables, car seat checks, and law enforcement demonstrations.

The 2nd Annual “Raise for DAIS” Golf Outing

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Nakoma Country Club
Wednesday, September 10th
10:00 am Lunch & Registration
12:00 pm Shotgun (scramble)
Check out the “Raise for DAIS” sponsorship materials.

Save the Date! The 4th Annual Dress for DAIS Fashion Show

Thursday, October 2nd
Main Lobby, The Overture Center for the Arts

Save the Date! Women’s Self-Defense/Self-Protection Seminar

Kicks Unlimited
3170 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562
October 4th
This seminar will teach basic street smart self-defense skills and the techniques taughter are inteded for a person with no martial arts experience.

Host an Event for DAIS!

If you are interested in hosting an event for DAIS please take a look at our event guidelines and contact Jamie at or 608-338-1045.

Sponsored by JK Security and Home Theater of Madison

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Squares New App Lets You Pre-Order Food Before Picking It Up

Squares New Pre-Order App for Smart Phones

Square is one of those apps you may have heard of, but have no idea what it does -- because it mostly sells point-of-sale software and readers to businesses. It has just quietly expanded its consumer presence with Square Order, however, which looks like the customer-based app used in conjunction with Square Pickup for merchants. 

We says "looks like" because the app has quietly slipped into the iOS and Android (Beta) Play stores without any official announcement. Using it seems simple enough: you locate a restaurant, cafe or shop (Whole Foods, for instance) from a list of Square Pickup merchants. Then, you can place a pre-order, pay for it and receive a notification from the app when it's ready. 

That'll put it into competition with apps like PayPal's wallet and GrubHub, though so far Order is only available in New York and San Francisco (more cities are promised soon). We've reached out for more info, but if you're in one of those 'burgs, grab it here.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

CES 2014 Home Theater Systems - Smart Home Solutions

CES 2014's home theater gear is the same, but better, and that's a good thing (wrap-up)

There was a surprising amount of promising home theater tech at CES 2014, focused largely on making existing products better, rather than entirely new product types.

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Living room tech always has a big presence at CES, but progress can often seem frustratingly slow , especially while other product categories make big leaps forward year after year.
CES 2014 was a refreshing change of pace, as I was surprised to find quite a few interesting home audio and video products on the show floor. While nothing was truly groundbreaking, there's lots of solid, incremental progress that should be showing up in home theater gear in 2014. And that's a lot more exciting than "concept" products that never make it to store shelves.

Over-the-air DVRs dominate, Google TV resurrected, and Roku TVs ditch the box
The coolest home video products were dominated by a comparatively old technology: over-the-air TV. While none of it was new for CES 2014, Tablo , Simple.TV 2 and Channel Master's DVR+ were all showing off their latest over-the-air DVRs, which all look vastly improved on the options that were available a year ago. Meanwhile, Aereo's streaming over-the-air TV service raised $34 million in financing and is aiming to expand to 50 cities by 2015, as long as the company can fend off the lawsuits by the broadcast network giants, including CBS (the parent of CNET).

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Also piquing my interest was Hisense's Pulse Pro, an "Android TV" box that looks like what Google TV will morph into. It has a redesigned home page, plus an excellent remote with a built-in mic and gesture control. And if you want your streaming video without a separate box, the new Roku TVs from Hisense and TCL look promising, especially for secondary rooms where you don't want any extra clutter.

Sound bars evolve, and everyone wants to take on Sonos
On the home audio side, sound bars have almost entirely taken over. While there were plenty of traditional sound bars at the show, the big story was pedestal-style sound bars designed to sit under your TV instead of in front of it. Nearly every major manufacturer rolled out a big, flat sound bar this year, encroaching on a space that until recently had only a few competitors, such as Zvox and Bose.

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Sony's TV Sound Base Matthew Moskovciak/CNET
Sony's TV Sound Base may have been the prettiest model I saw, but that wasn't enough to top LG's Sound Plate, which adds a built-in Blu-ray player and wireless subwoofer, making it one of the most interesting sound bar designs at the show. But overall it's great to see more competition in this space, as pedestal-style sound bars have several advantages over traditional models, such as never blocking your TV's remote sensor.

Along similar lines, every manufacturer is also looking to take on Sonos' multiroom wireless audio system in 2014. Panasonic, LG , Samsung , and Pure were just a few of the manufacturers showing off new wireless audio solutions from your home, although I've yet see anything that seems like a serious challenger to Sonos. If you don't need a whole home audio solution, there were also (of course) many, many Bluetooth speakers at CES 2014 , plus Rocki's promising low-cost dongle solution.

The PS4 expands its living room capabilities
And while it's not strictly home-theater tech, the coolest thing I saw at the show was PlayStation Now , Sony's upcoming streaming gaming platform that will work with the PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and some 2014 Sony Bravia TVs. Sony also announced a plan for cloud TV services -- including recorded and live TV -- but there weren't enough details available at the show to determine if it's something worth getting excited about.

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The PS3 and PS4 were included (along with LG TVs) in Dish's Virtual Joey announcement , letting you access content from your Hopper DVR without the need for a separate box.
The PS4 may have lagged behind the Xbox One in living room tech at launch, but it looks like the gap will be shrinking soon.

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Police: 13 gunshots fired in Fitchburg Wisconsin Wednesday

The Fitchburg Police Department said officers responded to Guilford Road for a report of shots fired. Police said approximately 13 shots were fired toward an occupied vehicle.

Nobody was injured, the department said. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a white sedan with out of state license plates, the report noted.

 Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call the department at 608-270-4300.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Home Theater Equipment Madison - Onkyo LS-T10 Review 6.1 Channel 3D Surround Sound

Onkyo LS-T10 3D Surround Sound System – Space Saving Electronics

Onkyo LS-T10 3D Space Saving Home Theater Surround Sound MadisonThe Ultilmate One-Piece Home Theater System….
• As a self-contained space-saving 3D-sound system, the LS-T10 features a six-channel digital amplifier to power the six-driver array, with four full-range drivers on the front, a speaker on each side, and an active subwooferon the underside. AuraSphere digital signal processing manages output levels and equalization to create an all-enveloping 3D soundfield, complete with selectableMovie, Music, and News sound modes to optimize playback of various types of content.

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• The unit also doubles as a powerful home hi-fi system, with Bluetooth wireless streaming technology and a USB port for flash memory storage devices loaded with MP3s. Best of all, installation and operation is easy: just plug in a single cable, use your TV’s remote, sit back & enjoy the LS-T10′s superior audio performance. You will be impressed.
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Panoramic 3D Sound with AuraSphere DSP….
• The LS-T10 is powered by AuraSphere DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology. It works by optimizing driver output to create a 3D surround effect from stereo sources. Unlike other DSP technologies, AuraSphere expands the sweet spot (the area in front of the TV where audio sounds best) to create a 3D soundfield that places the listener in the center of the action, wherever they’re sitting
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Stream Your Audio with Built-In Bluetooth….
• Pair your cellphone, smartphone, tablet, or PC to the LS-B50 and stream wirelessly via the onboard Bluetooth technology. From your smartphone’s music apps (like Spotify, SoundCloud, and other internet radio services) to locally stored libraries, Bluetooth technology streams content quickly and easily, and the LS-T10 reproduces the sound faithfully and powerfully. Your podcast binges will sound amazing!
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Pre-Programmed Sound Modes….
• Movie Mode: Onboard AuraSphere technology applies custom EQ filters to get the most out of movie and game soundtracks. Deeper bass and an open mid-range carry dialog clearly, all enhanced by AuraSphere’s panoramic 3D soundfield

• Music Mode: For music, you want plenty of punchy bass, that doesn’t drown out vocals and strings. AuraSphere manipulates the EQ and sound pressure levels to best suit music playback, while expanding the soundfield so that you enjoy balanced stereo sound no matter where you’re sitting

• News Mode: This sound mode makes dialog more intelligible and maintains clean, balanced response for all types of content, including TV programs, movies, and news. Withthis mode engaged, you won’t have to keep raising the volume to hear what’s going on. The LS-T10 simply makes TV sound clear and rich.
Smart Design, Solid Build, Great Sound… • The LS-T10′s efficient six-channel digital amp, six full-range drivers, and a powerful active subwoofer reproduces audio sources with powerful depth and exquisite realism. Whether airing a Spotify playlist from your phone, storming an enemy position in Call of Duty, or relaxing with a DVD, the LS-T10 takes you deeper into the moment.
High Quality Audio Decoding…
• Dolby Digital is a high quality audio format commonly encoded on DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and in TV broadcasts. Compatible TVs can pass Dolby Digital audio throughto the LS-T10 for richly detailed playback enhanced even further with your choice of AuraSphere sound mode.

Wide Selection of Audio Inputs….
• Audio from your TV (and any media players connected to it) is passed to the LS-T10 via a single coaxial or optical digital audio cable.You can connect otherdevices (such as smartphones, tablets, and MP3 players) via a 1/8″ (3.5 mm) analog audio input. A USB port will play MP3 files stored on USB-compatible smartphones and flash memory drives, and you can use the system remote to selectalbums, playlist, & tracks.

Obeys Your TV’s Remote….
• The LS-T10 comes preprogrammed with IR codes for nine major TV brands (and learning capability for others), which means it switches on automatically with your television and responds to your TV remote volume commands. For everyday use, the LS-T10 is set-and-forget, seamlessly replacing flat-screen sound with immersive TV audio.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

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Green Home Theater System News

Go Green With Your Home Theater System
Using less power is en vogue in all parts of the country and the world of home theater and audiophile products is no exception. Today’s uber-thin HDTVs use many times less power than plasma HDTVs from just a few years ago. Audiophile Class-D switching amps (known as digital amps) use far less power than Class-A audiophile amps from the past. Single ended triode (SET) audiophile electronics are also easy on the power. Lighting control systems help curb the use of AC power in modern home theater media rooms. If you are looking for creative ideas and products to help save power, use less harmful materials and be more kind to the environment – you have come to the right news archive on (more…)

Home Theater Media Server News

Home Theater Media Server News
From Apple TV to Squeezebox to Transporters to Sooloos to Kaleidescape servers – most modern home theater and audiophile systems now run on some form of media server or computer. The developments in this category come fast and furious. If you want to stay on top of the latest trends, news and press releases in the world of MP3, music download, server products, iPod docks, iPads and beyond – then this page here on is for you
Dish Network Delivers Hopper App For PS3/PS4

By Now PS3 and PS4 can control the Dish Network Hopper via a new app. “Virtual Joey” gives users the ability to record and watch live TV on their Sony gaming machines just as easily as those using Dish’s DVR, nicknamed… Read More

Blu-ray Player News – AV Gear Best Performance Tips

Blu-ray players are the king of the hill these days when it comes to home theater components that spin silver discs. Today’s Blu-ray players come with Wi-Fi connectivity, frequent firmware updates, streaming capabilities, BD-Live, 3D playback, HDMI 1.4 connections, RS-232 control and so much more. To keep up on the latest news about the top performing Blu-ray players from the likes of Oppo, Sony, Samsung, Vizio, Yamaha, Denon, NAD, Cambridge Audio, Onkyo and so many other brands.

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New 4K Certification Program From Crestron
By:, February 7, 2014
As 4K looms large in the A/V world, one of the biggest issues faced is deciding on standardized formats and regulations to ensure that the transition is smooth. To that end Crestron has introduced a certification program that will help manufacturers make sure that their products meet the guidelines Crestron has set forth.  (more…)

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The Best In Home Theater News, Equiptment, and Installation At Your Fingertips
Read the latest news about home theater, audiophile, HDTV, 3D and Blu-ray topics on This is a complete list of everything news for topics like AV receivers, AV preamps, bookshelf speakers, floorstanding speakers, LED HDTVs, 3D HDTVs, LED HDTVs, LEC HDTVs, 1080 HD projectors, Front video projectors, 2k video projectors, 4k video projectors, Compact Disc players, DACs, USB DACs, Apple products, AppleTV, in-wall speakers, on-wall speakers, home theater news, AV instruct trade news, record players, vinyl, 24-96 news, HD download news, home theater PCs (HTPCs), home theater forums, 3D glasses, headphones, iPods, iPad reviews, DVD-Audio, SACD, DTS CDs, HDMI and much more.

3D HDTV Updates & News

3D TV To Make A Come Back?
By:, February 22, 2014
Despite most of the big names in television all but abandoning their hopes that 3D would be a driving force behind people’s television purchases, there appears to be some good news on the horizon for stereoscopic fans. A new report by Research and Markets claims the global flat panel market will increase 15.4 percent from 2013-2018. Some of this resurgence seems to be attributed to the rise of 4K technology, which is able to display more convincing and less headache-inducing 3D effects than 1080p was able to. But mainly the rise is attributed to 3D gaming, which has increased in popularity so much that manufacturers have taken notice and begun manufacturing and upgrading 3D TVs to keep up with the trend. (more…)

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House of Cards Now Streaming In 4K
By:, May 1, 2014
Well, the onslaught of 4K Ultra HD TV at CES 2014 is finally starting to bear some fruit. Netflix exclusive (and critical fave) House of Cards is now streaming in 4K. It’s still not perfect, as there are compression artifacts, but it’s still a big boost for the struggling tech as it finally gives people a way to get content outside of Sony’s proprietary player. (more…)

Moviefone update adds TV show listings, streaming search

Though the Internet finally pushed Moviefone’s famous-yet-obsolete call service out of business earlier this year, AOL’s nostalgia-inducing call-in showtime directory hasn’t yet thrown in the flag. This morning, frequenters of the Moviefone website/blog were greeted with a new blue user interface and a post introducing the company’s fresh re-branding effort, which includes updated mobile apps and a new framework that now includes search functions for both movies and TV – episode listings, cast information, air times, and curated Watch Lists are just some of the new offerings.The dedicated page for Scandal has listings for every episode across three seasons. Clicking the “Watch Now” button next to each episode triggers a drop-down menu with availability and pricing across multiple mediums: for Scandal, there are HD, SD, and HD+ versions of the show available on Amazon, Vudu, iTunes, YouTube, and Netflix, with prices ranging from $2 to $3 per episode. Clicking one of the options takes you directly to the streaming service’s page for the respective  movie or episode.
Moviefone’s blog post also included a link to its page for Marvel’s The Avengers as an additional example showing off the new search function. The page included an embedded Rotten Tomatoes score, cast and credits, 10 critic reviews and 150+ fan reviews, related news, trailers and clips, and viewing choices ranging from a free HD version available with an Epix account, to $24 HD and $18 SD purchase options via Best Buy’s Cinema Now service.
According to the blog post, Moviefone’s updated mobile app is good to go for Android, but the iPhone and iPad versions aren’t quite ready yet – the company says it’s “just making sure experience is camera-ready,” and that it “is coming later today.”
Apparently, Moviefone is on the prowl for the new voice to greet film and TV fans alike. If you think you could provide the iconic voice for the new Moviefone, text “STAR” to 265265 for more information.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in Theaters – Madison Showtimes & Reviews

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2, one of comic-books’ most popular and cinematically reliable heroes is back in action. Perhaps a little cynicism has seeped into the franchise, what with it being rebooted so soon after Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire’s perfectly acceptable trilogy, but Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield have maintained the spirit of the character and instilled his universe with intense stakes and emotion. And lots and lots of backstory. And lots and lots of character seeds for future sequels and sidequels. But I digress. (more…)

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in Theaters - Madison Showtimes & Reviews

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With The Amazing Spider-Man 2, one of comic-books’ most popular and cinematically reliable heroes is back in action. Perhaps a little cynicism has seeped into the franchise, what with it being rebooted so soon after Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire’s perfectly acceptable trilogy, but Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield have maintained the spirit of the character and instilled his universe with intense stakes and emotion. And lots and lots of backstory. And lots and lots of character seeds for future sequels and sidequels. But I digress.

This time, Spider-Man faces at least three supervillains, notably the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), Peter Parker’s frenemy and the wealthy heir to the Oscorp fortune. There’s also Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Electro (Jamie Foxx), who’s been showcased extensively in the film’s trailers. Like Peter, Electro is the result of an Oscorp accident, a dweebish scientist named Max who falls into a tank of electric eels. (I hate when that happens.) “He transforms into a cool, glowing blue villain named Electro, who’s like a high-voltage cross between The King of Comedy‘s stalker Rupert Pupkin and Doctor Manhattan from Watchmen,” writes EW’s Chris Nashawaty. “He’s a powerless man who now has more power than he knows what to do with.”

While all current superhero tentpoles now seem bloated, at least the current Spider-Man series can rely on the genre’s truest romance, with real-life couple Garfield and Emma Stone providing believable sparks. At the end of the last film, Peter vowed that he wouldn’t put Gwen Stacy in harm’s way, but as they graduate from high school and their feelings for each other develop and mature, he finds that might be impossible. It’s a solid, human foundation to heap gigabyte over gigabyte of comic-book action.

Read Nashawaty’s entire review, as well as a round-up of other notable critics, below.
Chris Nashawaty (Entertainment Weekly)

“Director Marc Webb’s dizzy, slickly enjoyable sequel gets a ton right. It’s a Marvel spectacle that manages to deftly balance razzle-dazzle, feel-it-in-your-gut slingshot moments of flight and believable human relationships. There’s psychological weight to go with all of the gravity-defying, webslinging weightlessness.”

Ty Burr (Boston Globe)
“I’m still not convinced we needed a new Spider-Man series, but at least this installment is interestingly mediocre instead of actively bad. Andrew Garfield seems more than ever to be channeling the spirit of the late Anthony Perkins … and the idea that Peter Parker might have a little Norman Bates in him is perversely cheering.”

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Madison Wisconsin Theater Showtimes

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Commercial Fire and Smart Systems - Madison Wisconsin

Safety First - Commercial Fire Alarm Systems

JK Security of Madison, WI and Gamewell-FCI offer complete fire systems solutions to meet the fire protection needs for business, schools, medical facilities, and government—from small installations to complex high-rise complexes.

JK Security offers the following commercial fire solutions:


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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Smart Home and Theater Installation Ideas

Smart Home

Affordable, scalable home automation solutions allow you to start with a Home Theater and add more home-control functions when you’re ready. From home security to lighting to temperature control, Control4 technology can integrate every aspect of your home on to one, secure smart home system.

If you can imagine a way that home-control would make your life easier, J&K Security Solutions can make it happen! Don’t imagine it. Do it!

    Home Theater Systems

  • Control4 Technology
  • Smart Lighting
  • Advanced Temperature Control
  • Safety and Security Integration
  • High-Quality Multi-Media Room
  • Window Shades
  • Audio/Visual Solutions
  • USAE Monitoring
  • Wired and Wireless Technology
  • Cable T.V. and Network Wiring
  • Universal Home Control
  • Retrofit LED Lighting
  • Flat Panel Displays and T.V.s

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