Archive for September, 2010

Girls Out Loud Show Episode 12: Oh, the Ranting!

by on September 23rd, 2010

Episode 12 brought us to an ending with a hefty rant. Before we went wild, we talked about the super angel collusion madness reported by Techcrunch’s Michael Arrington along with Dave McClure and Fred Wilson’s responses. We then returned to a topic favorite, Facebook, to discuss the impending Facebook Phone and Zuckerberg’s $100M donation to New Jersey public schools. After discussing the Cuil failure, we finish off with a tirade on a University of Chicago Law School professor whining about having to live on $450K/year. Take a listen!

So a Blogger Walks Into a Bar

Fire in the Valley, Fire in My Belly… And Yes, Mike, I Have Stopped Beating My Wife

Interview With Mark Zuckerberg On The “Facebook Phone”

Friended for $100 Million

Cuil Goes Down, And We Hear It’s Down For Good

Pity the Poor Couple Who Make $450,000 Per Year (Yet Another Failure of Our ‘Elite’ Educational System)

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Girls Out Loud Episode 12

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Review: iLuv Flexi-Clear Case with stand for the iPad

by on September 23rd, 2010

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Unfortunately I do not have an iPad though I have tested accessories on my friend’s and demo’d them in the store (I live 4 blocks away from the Apple Store…how can a city girl resist). Admittedly I am an accessories junkie; send me anything that makes my user experience better and more personable the better.

A while ago I received the iLuv Flexi-Clear Case with stand for the iPad in the pink color. The casing has a dot wave shape design and comes in black, blue, pink, and clear. It is tear proof and damage resistant made with a light-weight flexible material. I tried it out on my pal’s iPad and it was pretty simple to put on. The ports were pretty easy to access and and the case seems durable. I intend on doing a second review once I get an iPad since I will be buying the different patterns of the iLuv Flexi-Clear Case with stand for the iPad. The only thing I don’t think I would utilize is the stand that comes with it; simply because it’s not made to compute on…merely just a stand for your iPad.

This product is perfect for consumers like me that are extremely hard on their products. The iLuv Flexi-Clear Case with stand for your iPad retails for 29.99 and you can purchase is here.

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Review: HP SW450 Digital Camera

by on September 20th, 2010

This weekend I reviewed the HP SW450 Digital Camera. The HP camera features 12 megapixels and a 4X optical zoom. The SW450 included a blink detector, which would notify you if a person in the photo blinked and prompt you to retake it. There’s also a smile detector which will automatically take a photo when a subject is smiling.

The specs of the HP compare quite well to my current camera, the Nikon Coolpix S570 so I took a few photos with my Nikon and the HP camera to see which camera takes better quality photos. Both cameras were left on auto both times (mostly because I hate clicking extra settings buttons). Click to enlarge the photos for better inspection.

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Back to school review: chicboom Keychain Speaker by chicBuds

by on September 16th, 2010

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Since it’s back to school time it got me thinking how different things were back in my day. This may date me but when I was in high school we didn’t have MP3 players or cell phones…just beepers and the discman/ walkman. If you wanted your friend to listen to your mix tape (yeah I said it) or CD at school you had this awkward moment of ear cooties with your friend…and forget about portable speakers because back then I wouldn’t say they were exactly that portable (at least the affordable ones). Who wants to put that in your backpack on top of all the books we had to carry (b/c we didn’t have kindle back in 98′)?

Leap forward to 2010…I was sitting in my condo and I got a package from chicBuds which is a company that specializes in fashion forward electronics. The first little thing that stood out was the chicboom Keychain Speaker and immediately thought teenagers + back to school = genius ( AND why didn’t we have this when I was in HS school?!). In a world consumed of portable devices this seems like it would be ideal for any girl and it’s a key chain…how convenient and cool is that?!  Continue Reading…

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Girls Out Loud Show Episode 11: Everyone Wants to be a Ninja

by on September 16th, 2010

You know, I really want to think through what we talked about– I know we discussed IBM v. HP and now Oracle, the brand spankin new Twitter design, and a really interesting study about how children use the internet…but honestly, I am too distracted with flying ninja stars and dresses made out of meat. Wouldn’t you be, too?

Twitter!

http://www.fastcompany.com/1689058/new-twitter-gives-you-a-good-reason-to-tweet-from-the-web

IBM v. Everyone

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20016427-92.html

Kids on the Web

http://gigaom.com/2010/09/13/usability-study-shows-kids-dont-search/

Flying Ninja Stars!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-14/steve-jobs-stopped-at-japan-airport-over-ninja-stars-spa-says.html?cmpid=yhoo

Oh god…the Meat Dress

http://www.examiner.com/celebrity-fitness-and-health-in-national/lady-gaga-meat-dress-debacle-i-meant-no-disrespect-to-anyone-that-is-vegan-or-vegetarian-video

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Girls Out Loud Episode 11

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Guess who’s back? NINA the OG Cutegeeker (besides Radiris of Course)

by on September 16th, 2010

IAM BACK AGAIN! I got an iPhone and iPad and want to know what accessories and cases I should get. Cutegeek Fans give me your advise and tell me what has worked best for your products?!IMG_2569 XO Neeners

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Review: LG-E2350V 23” 1080p Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor

by on September 15th, 2010

Although space is everything when you live in a big city, I didn’t think connecting a separate LED would make such a difference to my PC use at home. While I’m on the road I use a Lenovo T60 (not by choice, by obligation) – at home I have a Toshiba Satellite, and while the two are similar (they’re both laptops), I’m very much accustomed to using XP on my Lenovo and not Windows 7.

At home I use my personal PC to blog, to mess around with my plethora of pictures, Facebook and sometimes music. What I just described is the life of a multitasking social networker. Connecting the LG LED to my laptop made my life seem a whole lot cooler – the colors are vivid and more vibrant due to the innovative LED back-lighting (5,000,000:1 Digital Contrast Ratio).
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Back to School: HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All-in-One Printer Review

by on September 7th, 2010

As back to school is upon us once again, I know many folks are going to be on the market for new supplies and gear. When I needed my own printer to take to college with me, I lucked out in that when I bought a laptop, the back to school special at the electronics retailer I hit up got me my little Canon printer for free! However, if you’re on the market to actually pay cash money for a machine, I reviewed a unit from HP that I wanted to share.

The HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All-in-One is certainly a mouthful. Here are some key things to know: it is in fact, a true all in one device– it can print, scan, copy, and fax. It is modeled with an upper tray paper feed and a regular one, which makes it look a lot more like a “professional” printer than a regular home model. It has wireless capabilities, so you can hook it up to your home network and send documents to print without beng hardwired, which to me is always a plus. It’s quite pretty, aesthetically. Finally, it only costs about $95, depending on where you purchase it (that quote came from Amazon).  For the price, even if some of the “all-in-one” functionality were broken, you’d have a solid printer purchase!

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Back to School: HP Photosmart e-All-in-One Printer

by on September 7th, 2010

HP went and did it again. Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly keep packing funky new features into printers, they figured out a way to do it with the Photosmart e-All-in-One. I have seen printers with their own web apps (from HP), touchscreens (from HP again), and now, a whole e-printing functionality that assigns you and your printer a special email– that way, you can send things straight to your printer at home by emailing that address no matter where you are, whenever!

The functionality is called ePrint, and I can think of nothing handier when you’re studying in a library and use a foreign machine to look up some research. If you find something handy, you can email it straight to your printer! You can even send email with attachments (like .jpgs, .pdfs, etc) straight to the dedicated address you get when you sign up for ePrint, and boom– its all set and in your feeder tray when you need it.
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Girls Out Loud Show Episode 10: Women in Tech… We Will Conquer That in Time Too

by on September 6th, 2010

In Episode 10 of the Girls out Loud Show, Maya and Cristina talk about the issue that we’ve tried to avoid long enough on the show – the lack of women in the tech industry. There isn’t just one answer to the question ‘Why aren’t there more women in the tech industry?’ and we give you our complicated thoughts on the matter. We also talk about the ex-Paypal talent all throughout the tech industry, the possible Sykpe acquisition, and the ever looming death of Myspace (just to end it on a positive note). Take a listen!

Too Few Women In Tech? Stop Blaming The Men.

My Challenge to Michael Arrington & TechCrunch (Hint: it’s Not Hard)

Women in Tech: How Anonymity Contributes to the Problem

O’Brien: Considering The PayPal Mafia’s place in Silicon Valley history

Why Skype is perfect for Cisco

MySpace finally plugs into Facebook

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Girls Out Loud Episode 10

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