Everybody might be working for the weekend, but let’s face it: we’re all working for the summer too. There’s nothing quite like hanging out on a patio, sipping on a cold drink, and enjoying a nice sunny day. And that’s more or less the focus of this week’s roundup.

First up, Beth shows off the GSI Outdoor Wireless Underwater Floating Speaker. Do you want to have some awesome tunes with you when you’re by the pool, but you’re not exactly a fan of getting electrocuted? This floating speaker can hang out in the pool with you, connecting wirelessly to your audio device of choice. That’s pretty sweet and it’s even on sale for $20 off.

Maybe your idea of a good summer has less to do with the beach and pools, and more to do with finally having some time to get down to some crazy gaming business. Maybe you’re more interested in big prizes and big competitions. If that’s your kind of thing, then James has a story for you.

The fine folks at Zotac kicked off the StarCraft II Cup for North America, teaming up with Kingston and Cooler Master to give you an opportunity show off your crazy RTS skills. And in doing so, you have the chance to win new GPUs, SSDs, RAM kits, and cold hard cash. All for doing something that you love to do anyway.

The great thing is that Zotac has always been a strong supporter of the PC gaming community, having hosted these kinds of tournaments since 2007. If you’ve got what it takes to be the best at StarCraft II, here’s your chance to win something awesome.

Maybe summer evenings mean huddling down with a good DVD or Blu-ray? Dylan takes a look at several science fiction TV shows that saw their demise much too early. He says that they were great shows and had a lot of promise, but they didn’t quite have enough of a fan following to keep the shows on the air.

If you’ve never watched Firefly or Journeyman, you might be able to find them in optical disc format at your local stores. They could also be available for streaming through services like Netflix or for download through places like iTunes. Look around. These real gems of the sci-fi genre deserve your attention. Who knows? They might resurrect them with enough support!

Last but not least, I take you back out under the glare of the sun with another useful gadget. The Eton Soulra XL Solar iPhone Boombox is exactly what you think it is: it’s a boombox for the iPhone and iPod that also happens to have a huge solar panel attached to the top of it.

What this means is that when you’re out enjoying the sun with your friends and loved ones, you don’t have to worry about running out of batteries and, thus, you don’t have to worry about running out of some great summertime tunes too. You’ve got to keep the music going!

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