Archive for September, 2011

Brilliant Women in Technology Lauren Harich

by on September 30th, 2011

IMG_7016I met Lauren Harich at an HP calculator event, an event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 12c calculator.

While the 12c calculator may not seem HIGH TECH it is the longest selling calculator and rumor has it that the competition coughTexas Instrumentscough even uses it to verify that their calculators are giving the right answer. 

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RIM Announces “BBM Generation” Program for Youth

by on September 30th, 2011

bbmgenerationToday Research in Motion the makers of the Blackberry has launched a new program for youth called “BBM Generation”.

BBM Generation is an online hub that will offer our youth access to contest and promotions designed for them and help promote collaboration and achievement among themselves. The first contest will revolve around fashion, music, film, sports, pop culture and entrepreneurship.

The contest will be judged by the BBM Challenge Council which include Whitney Port, Greyson Chance, Michelle Trachtenberg, Hope Solo, Jared Eng, and Lauren Berger. Continue Reading…

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Video: Unboxing Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet

by on September 28th, 2011

It has the body of a tablet and a head for business…sa-weet!

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Video: Transformation Nation

by on September 28th, 2011

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Toshiba Thrive 7

by on September 27th, 2011

Today Toshiba announced an Android powered tablet with a 7” screen available in December. The Thrive 7 will have a similar look and feel as the 10” Thrive, although it will not have a full size USB, HDMI or SD port, only mini for HDMI and USB and micro SD.

We had a chance to play with one earlier today and I must admit, I think it would make a great eBook reader for those of us who are on the NY City subway system often. The NVIDIA Tegra chip makes it great for gaming as well.

Pricing not available yet but it will be sub $400. There will also be an optional dock available.
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VITAband – the future of medical bracelets

by on September 27th, 2011

VITAband – The future for medical ID bracelets.  

As an extreme sports enthusiast, (or so I claim to be ;-)), I’m really excited about the VITAband. The VITAband is essentially a new-age medical ID bracelet. How? Well each bracelet comes with an imprinted personal identification number (VITAnumber). So, should anything happen to you a first-responder can call the VITAband number to access your personal information.

On the VITA website you can set up your profile to include medications, allergies, and emergency contacts. But wait, theres MORE…the VITAband also features Visa payWave (contact-less payment). It’s a prepaid card so you don’t have to worry about someone running off with your fortune.

The VITAband is great for anyone into hiking, cycling, running (marathon training..whoa!) and lastly climbing (or you can wear it because it’s sweet).

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Sony Video Unlimited Headed to PS3

by on September 27th, 2011

PS3-BraviaTV_TAM_SO[1]Sony today has announced PlayStation 3 users can download the Video Unlimited app starting October 11th, which will allow them to discover video and related content in a whole new cool and sexy way.

I checked out a video of the Video Unlimited app and I will be honest I now want a PS3! Check out the video over at http://blog.us.playstation.com

Users can download a Preview of the App starting today, from the PlayStation Store.  For more information visit: www.VUPreview.com.

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Unboxing the Galaxy Tab

by on September 26th, 2011

Today Michael Reyes and I from HardwareGeeks.com were able to check out the brand new Galaxy Tab 8.9 from Samsung. The device which features a dual core processor, gorilla glass, and 16 or 32 GB of storage is the thinnest tablet on the market.

Check out my unboxing video and check back soon for my full review!

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Samsung Expands Galaxy Line

by on September 26th, 2011

Today at 6 pm Samsung held a press conference introducing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and two players, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is extremely thin – that is the first thing that you notice.  It has a nice metallic finish and while I’ve handled many tablets this one fit perfectly in my hands – like absolutely perfect, as if it were made for my hand.

It was funny hearing the product manager speak about it because they said ‘One size does not fit all’ and all I could think was – ‘You’re damn right!’.

The Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 are entertainment focused devices – bringing you everything but a phone call (games, media, and services).  Taking a quick glance will make you think it’s an iPod Touch – I’m not going to lie – but its not, and its very nice.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be available on October 2nd for $469 (16GB) and $568 (32GB).

The Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 will be available on October 16th for $229 and $269 respectively. 

Check out our pictures on twitter http://www.twitter.com/cutegeek

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Favorite Website of the Week: DoctorOz.Sharecare.com (Transformation Nation)

by on September 26th, 2011

Have you heard of Transformation Nation – or Dr.Oz’s goal of transforming all Americans from 7 different aspects of our lives?

Well if you haven’t, I urge you to go check out his website because this is a big deal and if you are the winner of this transformation nation project, you can win a million bucks!!

Dr.Oz is known for many things – in my eyes he is the Oprah of health. Anything that comes out of his mouth is taken with very high regard, and he instantly makes skeptics his followers. I’ve been watching and listening to his advice for years and am very excited to be a part of this program.

Check out DoctorOz.Sharecare.com for more details and be sure to tell your friends.

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