Archive for October, 2009

The Beatles Rockband- Abbey Road DLC now available!!

by on October 20th, 2009

Beatles Rockband Majesty

Its that time again folks! I opened my cutegeek email to find out that as of Oct 22 I will be able to download Abbey Road for PS3! We all know that I am a Rockband junkie so needless to say this made my day!  Check out the below press release and video trailer.
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Love Vibes iPhone App

by on October 20th, 2009

I got an email last week asking that I check out this new iPhone app, with a redeem code for iTunes. My reaction? Sweet! Now I get to be added to the ranks of other such internet celebrities that have checked the app out and wrote about it, like Fake Steve Jobs, who wrote a funny little sentence about it possibly being a hoax.

Is the app, Love Vibes, a hoax? I don’t think it is. Does it have any more utility to you than a hoax would? It doesn’t.
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Review: Samsung’s SC-MX20EL Shoot & Share Memory Camcorder

by on October 14th, 2009

samsungGeeks.com provided CuteGeek/HardwareGeeks.com with one of their best refurbished camcorders to try and when I received it, this is the first thing that came to mind…it was almost like a commercial, like a man’s voice said this, as angels played their harps in the background…just imagine it…

There are moments in our life that come and go, when we wish we could just turn back the hands of time and do things a tad bit differently, maybe change a decision, take back words…

If only…

If only I could go back to the day of my undergraduate graduation. Prior to graduation I struggled and struggled, as I attempted to learn how to use my friend’s Sony camcorder. I twisted and turned, clicked and pressed, cursed and shrugged, switched batteries, mini-discs, charged it again – and yet, nothing. I couldn’t figure out how to use the damn thing.
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HTC Hero (from an iPhone devotee)

by on October 13th, 2009

The HTC Hero is an attractive phone, with a large clear screen and a small panel for buttons. While it is an Android phone, it is interestingly not marketed as a Google phone, as the MyTouch is or the first TMobile G1 that came out. What this may mean in terms of how the phone operates is not completely clear to me, the operating system remains the operating system, its running Android Cupcake (yum!) just like the other Android phones (although 1.6,Donut is arriving soon…so. Hmm.)

Image from Slashgear post

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(Pre)Review: Sprint’s HTC Hero

by on October 11th, 2009

APA6277KT_LPI[1]Sprint launched a new phone today, the latest iPhone competitor – the HTC Hero.

The HTC Hero (loaned to us by Sprint) is a great alternative for those that yearn for something iPhone-ish, but that do not want to switch from having Sprint as their cell phone service provider. Initially, I ooh-ed and ahhh-ed, but once I actually started using it those pleasant sounds turned into grunts, and sighs of exasperation.

The phone is very light weight, very thin, and the screen’s resolution is up to par (if not exceeds) the top phones on the market right now, but when I tried clicking on something on the screen I got nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Thanks to the precedent set by the iPhone, the HTC Hero now has a capacitive touch screen which means by lovely stabs at its screen meant nothing. It only measures or registers electricity from fingertips, so I had to angle my fingers in such a way that it would actually get the phone to respond. Doesn’t sound that difficult right – yea – think again. Think about having a lovely French manicure, on hands that are not a mechanics, and that actually have lengthy nails. It’s a nightmare.
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SO wanted right now:

by on October 8th, 2009

How cute is this?

My friend sent it to me in an email knowing I’d love it.

Romantic!

Romantic!

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To Tweet, or not to Tweet

by on October 7th, 2009

Do you Twitter?

At this point, with all the hubbub about Twitter all over the news and mainstream media in general, everybody and their mom knows what Twitter is. But do they use it? While there are over 25 million users of the service already, 80% of accounts have fewer than 10 followers which implies that the majority of such users are only followers, and not Twitter “leaders.” Couple this with the fact that many folks hop onto Twitter to see what all the fuss is about, don’t get into the groove of “leading” a social stream in this manner, and go inactive, and you get the picture. Maybe it’s not as wildfire as everybody makes it out to be?
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Google Wave, or, the revolution?

by on October 7th, 2009

Last week, I was among the lucky folks who got a promotion got lucky won the lottery got a Google Voice invite. (It sure felt like winning the lottery, though!) Since then, I’ve done my fair share of playing around with it, and so far, what I’ve seen has been very promising. While it’s not a completely intuitive interface, I feel that this can be allowed given that what Google is going for is a communications revolution.  It’s not immediately obvious how to reply to “Waves,” the usual commands are a little over-reactive while being under-reactive at the same time. Allow me to explain: Google Wave, as it exists now, is not ready for complete public consumption, and the private invite-only beta is more of a use “experience.” In fact, it’s even branded as the Google Wave preview right now. As such, this experience is usually pretty slow. Which makes it really a little frustrating to press ENTER to try and reply to a Wave, have nothing happen, press it again, maybe double click a few times, maybe hit reply– only to watch 15 “Wave-lettes,” as I would like to call the Wave responses, appear on the screen, all blank.
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Oh hai! Maya reporting for duty, usually in LOLspeak.

by on October 7th, 2009

Greetings! My name is Maya, and I am a super geek.  I’m not sure that you would be able to tell immediately that this is the case– I look and act normal (…uh, I’ve been told) and I don’t have a CS degree or a technical background. But here it is, in one sentence (with a colon, because I never do things the simple way)–

There are three things I love: my family, my boyfriend, and the interwebz.
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Playing DJ Hero!!!

by on October 7th, 2009

Hi everyone, today I attended the Microsoft Open House and I got to check out a bunch of cool stuff. Like Windows 7, Windows Phone and Zune HD. I even got a phone and a Zune HD to keep!

While at the Open House I stumbled upon a game that I immediately fell in love with. DJ Hero its perfect for the club goer (sp) who always wondered what it be like to DJ.

Michael from HardwareGeeks made a video of me testing it out, hope you guys like it 🙂

The Game comes out on October 27th 2009 and I believe it will retail for $119 – $150. Don’t remember the exact price.

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