Archive for October, 2010

Credit Karma Tidbit #3: 10 Credit Myths Debunked!

by on October 31st, 2010

Don’t believe everything you hear, especially when it comes to money.

 It’s a shame that financial literacy wasn’t a required class back in school; it may have saved some consumers from being burdened with the national average of $7,526 in credit card debt and a whopping $28,425 in student loans, according to recent Credit Karma data. Most of us figured out how to handle money and juggle our finances thanks to a combination of parent’s advice, friends’ habits, and learning from our own mistakes.

 Along the bumpy learning curve of financial literacy, consumers pick up some misinformed advice and bad habits when it comes to money. Did you ever hear someone tell you that you should keep a balance on your credit card? How about the myth that you’ll hurt your credit score if you check it? Credit Karma is debunking these myths and setting a few facts straight about credit, so you can learn the right way to establish a good financial foundation. Continue Reading…

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WD TV Live Hub

by on October 30th, 2010

So being a cutegeek living on my own,  I try to keep my apartment tech’ed out. Waiting for my own house, I can already envision the kind of REAL media center I would have in my living room that would definitely include a 60″+ TV (or a drop down projection screen) with surround sound in the walls and WD TV Live Hub.
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Girls Out Loud Episode 16: Where Farmville Makes us Depressed and Tongue Tied

by on October 29th, 2010

No farmville! This week on Girls Out Loud, Maya and Cristina marvel over several things in both positive and negative ways; we marvel positively that Google is offering personal servants as a perk to its employees, about some awesome apps in GoogleTV, and what big news Facebook Places Deals are, if they are real. Some very un-positive marveling comes at the mention of the horrifying story of the Zynga obsessed young mom who killed her baby for interrupting Farmville, and Digg’s ironic use of its own platform to fake-Digg news items. Continue Reading…

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Girls Out Loud Episode 15: Twitter Infamy and No Money Back Guarantees

by on October 20th, 2010

In Episode 15, Maya and Cristina discuss the earnings calls of the largest public tech companies including Google, Yahoo and most interestingly, Apple. While Steve Jobs contributed to the never-ending Google-Apple pissing match, the Apple stock suffered by consequence. The girls also discuss their never-ending Facebook obsession with the latest privacy breach and our endless Twitter shouts that seem to go ignored. In addition, we discuss the legal market and one student’s quest to get a refund for a degree that is not about to pay dividends.

Steve Jobs’ earnings call rant attracts more ire

Boston College 3L Asks for His Money Back; Hilarity Ensues

Fear and Loathing at the Wall Street Journal

It’s Not Just You: 71 Percent of Tweets Are Ignored

Let us know your thoughts and tweet at us – @papayamaya and @cristinacordova!

*image by Flickr user tveskov

Download Here: Girls Out Loud Episode 15

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USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0

by on October 16th, 2010

It’s all about speed and oh my do I see the difference. I can never part ways with my Kingston DT Ultimate 32 GB that Kingston announced last month. “That is a monster”, one of my friends shouted out when she saw this hooked up to my laptop. Being a teacher and a tech student and just a tech lover, I go through A LOT of different programs throughout the day and thanks to this “monster”, saving files and transferring files is not slowing me down. And truth be told, I love the fact that it is big and bright because with losing something like this, I would cry (it’s the girl in me).
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Breaking my CuteGeek Virginity

by on October 16th, 2010

HHHEEELLLLOOOO Cute Geekers! (and non-Cute Geekers, too)

I am Zenia Duran and I was graciously invited by mama cutegeeker to come on board on this amazing project of increasing the volume of the female’s voice in the tech world. I love being a female and I love technology, therefore, I just couldn’t resist so here I am.
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Girls Out Loud Episode 14: Self-Driven, Promiscuous Cars with Sensors

by on October 14th, 2010

In Episode 14, Maya and Cristina get caught up in the wonders of the amazing technological advances being made daily by the smartest folks on earth, including Google and the development and reveal of self-driven cars (140,000 miles already driven, people!) and a world where everything was monitored by extremely sensitive sensors that would be aware of things…way before we could ever be. In addition, Cristina and Maya debate the implications of promiscuous Duke alumna Karen Owens faux-thesis, as well as discuss this weeks Facebook outlining of it’s Bing partnership. Continue Reading…

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Review: HTC EVO for Sprint

by on October 13th, 2010

When I first heard about the EVO launching – I thought “Oh I’m definitely getting it.”. Then, I ended up having to get a Blackberry Tour, about a month before, due to some technical difficulties with life. Either way, had I waited – I would’ve never gotten one.

Want to know why?? Because even as a loyal Sprint customer (for over 10 years), and even as the Editor In Chief of CuteGeek.com with contacts at Sprint Corporate – it didn’t matter because demand was that HIGH. The EVO was sold out before it arrived at its stores. Even with hookups (you know how that goes) it was impossible to find – but, I did find a friend of mine who did…let me introduce our guest blogger for this review – Mr…yes, he’s a man…Domingo (yes – that means Sunday in Spanish) Espinal Jr.
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Microsoft Open House | Windows Phone 7

by on October 11th, 2010

I stand tall and proud next to my HTC Touch Pro 2 – it’s not the thinnest, sexiest, nor the newest on the market but it has Windows and that’s all I need. My first smart phone was the HTC Mogul – way back in 2007, and since then I haven’t been able to fall for another phone.

I tried catching on to the blackberry tour that was spreading like wild fire amongst my Facebook friends, as they all posted their BBMs on their statuses, but there was just something about the 5+ minute startups that just did it to me. It drove me nuts and it didn’t last more than 2 months in my possession. It did take nice pictures though – my current phone doesn’t have flash – which makes no sense considering how expensive it initially was. Continue Reading…

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Microsoft Open House | Dance Central Demo

by on October 11th, 2010

At Microsofts Open House I tried out some of their Xbox Kinect games and Michael, from HardwareGeeks.com, captured me playing Dance Central (available November 4th), a game from MTV/Harmonics – so – you can start laughing now. There’s just something about coordinated dancing that just turns me into a rhythm-less fool…I have no shame in my game though, if ya’ll ever catch me in a club, I will be far from being the best dancer, but I will probably be having the most fun. (I can bet money on that). Just an FYI Microsoft made us limit the video time due to licensing issues.



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