Archive for March, 2009

Review: Logitech Pure-Fi Express Plus

by on March 31st, 2009

When I was going away to college in 2003, I purchased a pair of $20 speakers from Radio Shack. I knew I needed to buy something because I like to do everything with music on – clean, homework, shower, etc. I didn’t test it out in the store but the representative guaranteed they would be good.

They were. They were great actually – the bad part was that they were freaking ugly and had long wires that made them impossible to hide, or blend in with anything in my Winnie the Pooh decorated college dorm.

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Our first PodCast Experience 3-21-09

by on March 31st, 2009

A couple of weeks ago Mike emailed Nina and myself about a potential opportunity to participate in a pod cast. I quickly signed up because I had never done one, but once I found out it was a gaming site I had my doubts. First off, I’m not much of a gamer, nor have I played one in a while. I was also apprehensive because most of the people were out on the west coast, and it was going to take place at 10 pm – NYC time. It conflicted w/ my Saturday nights’ plans!

I almost bailed because I had to get ready to party w/ my mejorcita, but Nina called me to touch base about it. By then it was 8:50 pm. I still hasn’t washed my hair – but I couldn’t leave Nina out w/ the wolves so I downloaded Skype and Audacity and told her I’d be on it.

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Casio Exilim Launches New Camera Line!

by on March 24th, 2009

I’m excited to announce that Casio has just launched a new camera line! I may appear to sound a little biased but I have a good reason.  My first digital camera (ever) was a Casio – it was one of the first cameras to be the size of a credit card – not quite the thickness, but it was tiny! It was 2 megapixels and it captured some of the best moments I had in college.  I received it for Christmas 2002 and used it up until 2006 (I kid you not – it lasted a while).  I still have it but I lost my charging dock so I can’t use it anymore. 

Casio makes really durable cameras so please check out the details of their new line. They are introducing new cutting edge technology, like their patented “High-Speed Burst” technology that breaks down frames per second to 1200 in one shot – you almost have to see it to believe it!

Casio teamed up with iNDELIBLE to show the world the magic it’s cameras can capture; go to http://exilim.casio.com/gallery.shtml to check out some of their funny videos.

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Ada Lovelace Day

by on March 24th, 2009

I recently wrote on a friend’s facebook page (MJ – the first female tech blogger I met) and she then responded by linking me to this site:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603320680#/event.php?eid=47550446005&ref=nf

I have less than an hour to give kudos to a female in technology so I wanted to take this time to write about Jane Poon, of Toshiba.

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Review: HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition

by on March 24th, 2009

minivt-digital-clutch1I have toted the wonderful HP mini VT edition Netbook for the last month or so and in the month it has probably traveled more than most Americans. It ventured to Dallas, to Puerto Rico, back to Dallas, to Orlando, back to Dallas, then back to NYC, back to Dallas one more time, and the last stop was NYC before heading back to the lovely offices of HP’s PR firm.

It sat in my apartment for 2 weeks before I actually unboxed it, and this wasn’t because I didn’t want to play with it – it was because I was out for the count with the flu and bronchitis. Looking back I should’ve taken advantage of it, because I was literally in bed for those two full weeks, but then again who would’ve watched all that reality television on VH1.

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Hauppauge HD PVR- Personal HDTV Recorder

by on March 21st, 2009

Hauppauge HD PVR- Personal HDTV Recorder I recently received the Hauppauge HD PVR– Personal HDTV Recorder and had the privilege of un-boxing it. First off it was a very clean and simple for what seemed to be a complicated product for myself. The product is pretty small and light weight at 1 lb, 3 oz and 19.8cm wide x 17.3 cm deep x 7 cm high.

The small form factor makes it something that can be easily hidden for those who hate showing electronics out in the open, and I am one of those people.

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Nextar Announces MA809 Media Player

by on March 16th, 2009

nextar_ma809_400lsToday Nextar announced an adorable new media player with a big 2.8 inch TFT display (wide screen baby!) that is only .25 inches thick and only weighing 7 ounces.

With a form factor that is so thin us ladies can pretty much take it with us anywhere, and if you are into wearing tight jeans like I am, it would fit perfectly into your pocket. I know Cecilia would be happy about that.

You can use the MA809 as a music player, video player and even photo album. I who enjoy taking pictures (Just visit my facebook page to see) could easily whip the MA809 and tease my co workers with pictures from my trip to Puerto Rico two weekends ago. (I’m a tease I know)

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Get Your Guns Out

by on March 13th, 2009

For the Cute Geeks that are heading to Austin for South By Southwest Interactive, there is a group of fellow Geeks that are taking the convention by storm…and nerf darts.

Andrew McCollum, a co-founder of Facebook, has concocted a plan for an interactive assassin game. Once you receive your target (over direct message, of course) set your fun gun to stun and prepare to embark on your journey. If you see someone you’d like to target instead, send a direct message “d assn target @username”

You can keep tabs on the game by following @assn on Twitter, or at a interface that can be found here which also provides rules, bot commands, and activity.

via [ZDNET]

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Is Google the next best thing gone bad?

by on March 13th, 2009

1_google_logoWe often hear different opinions about what a good thing can do to you. “Too much of a good thing is bad”. “Too much is not enough”. My absolute favorite, which I found on a magnet in Beyond Books Bookstore in Dallas, TX, was “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful” – almost wants to make ya fall in love right? SIKE.

So listen to this, there is now a rumor going around suggesting that Google may be the future’s Big Brother. The NY Daily News had an article this morning on the many special functionality/services Google provides and it also listed some of the dangers that they each entailed.

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In honor of Women’s History Month

by on March 12th, 2009

We’re almost half way into the month and I have to apologize for not ranting earlier about it being Women’s Month! We purposely launched the site this month because of it.

As a chick that usually oozes her feminist ideals, I think we deserve a lil’ more than a month to show our appreciation to all the women who have made ours lives a tad bit easier. I can vote, work the same jobs as men and I don’t have to hide the fact that I’m a women – that’s amazing. I can wear pants and not be arrested, unlike Luisa Capetillo*. This wasn’t always the case though – we need to remember that. We’ve come a long way but there is still so much to do.

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