Archive for February, 2011

Lovely new Mice from Microsoft & Webcam Too

by on February 23rd, 2011

Many, myself included forget that Microsoft makes more than just software and the Xbox, they also make what Michael from HardwareGeeks.com has told me are some of the best mice on the market. Something I have come to agree with after playing with an Arc Touch Mouse and loving it.

Today Microsoft announced their new Express Mouse. The Express Mouse is a wired mouse that can be used on any surface with out a mouse pad. The new mice also come in five cute colors. Flint Grey and Hibiscus Red will be available in April, Turf Green, Dahlia Pink, Ultramarine Blue and Coast Blue will be available in June for $19.95.

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Favorite Website of the Week: Etsy.com

by on February 21st, 2011

Gift-giving isn’t always the easiest thing, especially when you have a particular person in mind, who has absolutely everything, or something who always says they don’t need something. When that happens, I try to find a gift that I can personalized – 1. so that they can’t re-gift it, and 2. so that they know that it took more than just the swipe of my credit card to purchase, but that i actually put some deep thought into it.

Etsy.com is the perfect site for this…

This site has sellers and buyers, so if you are also a creative lil’ one, you can sell your stuff on this site. Sylwia-the blogger on our site, was the one who told me about it and my favorite part of her experience is that the sellers are usually very open and willing to make sure they meet exactly your needs. So you can get anything you want here – go check it out!

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Web Wednesday: TheBump.com

by on February 16th, 2011

While I personally believe that watching too much television will eat your brain away, I truly feel that having the internet will make you smarter. Thanks to search engines, I am able to find absolutely everything I don’t know, by simply inputting a couple of search words. If you’re using Google.com you don’t even need to put the correct spelling – it’ll know what you mean 🙂

A very special person in my life is currently expecting, and while I am not a parent, or expecting, this wonderful site has come in handy. TheBump.com is also one of the main reasons why I’ve slept so little this week. Talk about there being A LOT to know about babies and such. Sheesh! I’m not even the one expecting and I’m overwhelmed!
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Machine vs Man

by on February 15th, 2011

As a proud IBMer – the things that this company continues to do, never ceases to amaze me. This week I received an email with the following…while many of you are probably aware of this cool event that happened – many aren”t…

“The landmark event with the potential to re-shape the future of computing will be broadcast nationwide on February 14, 15, and 16.  The Watson system, developed by computer scientists at IBM Research, will challenge human champions in the game of Jeopardy!  Win, lose or draw, the IBM team has advanced the state of analytics, optimized systems, and the field of Question-Answer technology in a way that promises to transform industries.
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Web Wednesday: Yipit.com

by on February 9th, 2011

DailyLivingGroupOnSocialCandy…there are too many sites to keep track of. I found another site that actually consolidates what many of the other sites offer – into one quick email per day.

If you live in a major city, signing up for Yipit will guarantee you don’t miss out on all the cool deals going on. Check it out 🙂

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Brilliant Women in Technology: Meet Leslie Sobon

by on February 2nd, 2011

Happy Winter-bury – seems like the whole United States is getting a little extra loving from the Winter Gods! Hope everyone is warm and safe.

Meet our Brilliant Woman of February – Leslie Sobon! Ms. Sobon is the Vice President, Worldwide Product & Outbound Marketing at AMD. While I have never had the pleasure of meeting her personally, Michael Reyes has, and thinks she is brilliant! He even went as far as to say, she’s geekier than him. I find that highly doubtful.

-Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?

I’m a Northeasterner living in Texas. So, I long for seasons, diners, and another Boston Red Sox World Series win. But I adore TexMex food, so thank you Texas!

-How did you get started in technology, or at your current position?

I found technology by accident – not by design – but once I was in it I’ve never wanted to leave. I started my career in marketing, working for high tech magazines like Surface Mount Technology, Printed Circuit Board, and Automated Test and Equipment (ATE) magazines. Let me tell you, once you see an ATE do some wafer testing, you’re hooked. From there I moved to Texas Instruments, Dell, and five years ago to AMD.
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