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Last Minute Cyber Monday Deals Part Deux

by on November 28th, 2016

Cyber Monday is half way in the day but there are still last minute deals that I am still receiving. To help all you last minute shoppers here are some of the tech Cyber Monday deals that are currently going on.









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Hope this helps all of you cyber shoppers today!



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Fantastic Last Minute Black Friday, Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday Deals

by on November 25th, 2016

Today is one of the most epic shopping days of the year. I was even bold enough to go to Best Buy in hopes of getting the new Mini Nintendo Classic Edition late last night. Not only were there lines that seemed to run as long as the great wall of China they did not have the new Mini Nintendo Classic Edition yet. The word on the streets is that most retailers do not have Mini Nintendo Classic Edition in stock. I left defeated but that doesn’t mean you will have the same luck especially with some of these apps and deals for a successful Cyber Weekend.

The Flipp App makes shopping easy by providing the most weekly digital circulars and coupons from over 800 local retailers. The Flipp App also lets you create shopping lists as well as a clipping feature so you can save the coupons you want to use for your future shopping. You can find out more and how to get the Flipp App by clicking here.

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New Spark Labs in Bryant Park Just Opened

by on November 10th, 2016

spark-signThe rate of start-ups and people who work from home increases annually as more new technology becomes available. Most start-ups I have consulted for and with my own business there are times when a conference room is needed. For small business owners, start-ups and those who work from home that is a bit of a challenge since they only need a conference room every now and then. Currently in Austin I have seen how quickly co-working communities and work spaces are needed given we are in a technology boom.

Today, Spark Labs announced the opening of a second location in the heart of NYC’s “Silicon Alley” and the backing of UMW Holdings, a Malaysian Corporation with a $3.5B revenue in 2015. For those who aren’t familiar with Spark Labs they are one of NY’s fastest growing co-working communities. Spark Labs brand new space, opened on November 1st, is 20,000-square-feet, comprising an entire floor at 25 W. 39 St. in Bryant Park. Continue Reading…

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day 2016 Gift Guide

by on February 12th, 2016

It’s less than 2 days away from Valentine’s day and you still don’t have a gift or a good idea for a gift for that special someone. Don’t panic! Below is a list of cool gift ideas for Valentine’s Day or for any other special occasion if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s day.

Love Board

Velleman MK101 Flashing Led Sweetheart is for the true geek couple gift. The user installs the 28 brilliant red LED lights on to the heart-shaped circuit board and watch as they light up and flash. It is currently available on Amazon and is under $10.00 If you are an average Amazon user you may not get this till Monday however if you have Amazon Prime you should get it in time! This is so geeky I adore it!

Shine vday

If you have a healthy geek or your special someone likes working out Shine from Misfit has some great products. They have gift-ready box sets, bundles, accessories and are all 30% to 40% off through February 14th. I have been a huge fan of Shine since day one and have reviewed a few units. What I love about Shine is that it is cross functional by giving you more option to wear it besides just on your wrist.

Uncommon Goods

If you have a little more time than 2 days for your Valentine’s Day Date check out for unique gifts. I personally love celebrating NOT on the 14th when everyone and their momma is eating out. I have found this is trending as a lot of my friends do the same. So Uncommon Goods is a good option for the late celebrators plus they have some VERY unique Valentine’s Day gifts.


How many times is your special someone always running out of a charge on their smart phone? I know all the excuses (my phone is running out of a charge, I left my charger at home and yada yada) because I use to use them all the time until my new iPhone 6S and portable charger. Recently launched, the new Puku Light is a lightweight powerful portable charger featuring a 5000 mAh battery. The Puku Light is compatible with smartphones, tablets, mobile and hand-held USB-charged devices. The Puku Light is available in four different colors and comes with a two-year warranty that guarantees a defect-free, quality product.

Dudes gifts

I think this is the coolest idea for man gifts and not just for Valentine’s Day is Man Crates. Within the crate your man will find snacks, gadgets, gear and video games for men. They then ship them with a crowbar for him to open up his crate. I have never heard of a company with this unique of an option to open your gift but I think this is awesome. They have 24 hour shipping before noon. To learn more about the Man Crates or would like to shop the Man Crates site click here.

Of course if you’re a traditionalist and want to go with flowers or candy these three sites offer same day shipping: Shari’s Berries, Cookies by Design, or FTD.

I hope this helps you guys! If you need a Valentine’s Day Beauty Guide for your Valentine’s day date click here for my article on Hi-Tech Chic.

Everyone have a lovely Valentine’s weekend and happy early Presidents day!

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My Interview with E.G. Daily

by on October 30th, 2015

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I had the unique opportunity to interview one of my favorite 80’s iconic cult classic actresses, E.G. Daily (Elizabeth Daily). Can I just say this; when I spoke to her for the first time her voice was and is exactly the same plus she is humble, sweet and hilarious!

If you live under a rock and don’t know of E.G. Daily her long list of accomplishments would make any one blush. E.G. has crossed over all lines of the entertainment business and now in the tech world with her Amazon downloadable seminar.  E.G. is an iconic actress from her roles in Valley Girl, Better off Dead and Pee-wee’s Big Adventure as Dottie to her voice over career as Tommy Pickles in Rugrats to most recently her beautiful rendition of Faith Hill’s “Breathe” on the reality show the Voice…and that is only the Clift notes of her career.

My first question I asked was how does she look younger than she did in the 80’s and how does she maintains a very fit body. To which E.G. said she has always been into fitness and taking care of her body by maintaining a nutritious diet. She also said (unlike so many other 80’s actors) that she realized early on that excessive drinking and drug use can take a toll on your body. It’s no wonder she has a slamming body and looks ageless.

This year marked the 30th anniversary to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure so my big question to E.G was what did the cast do for the big occasion? She celebrated it with Damon Martin (Chip), Diane Salinger (Simone) and Lou Cutell (Amazing Larry) and of course Paul Reuben (Pee-wee Herman) where they screened the cult classic at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with their 4-5K fans that attended for the screening.

For those who didn’t know of E.G. epic voiceover career she is the voice of your favorite character Tommy Pickles in Rugrats , Buttercup in The Powerpuff Girls, the voice of Babe: Pig in the City and the voice Baby Mumble from Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2.

But did you know this…

E.G didn’t just start her career in the early-mid 80’s she was actually in Laverne & ShirleyCHiPs, Fame, and video for Rod Stewart‘s song “Young Turks” as Patti.

AND it doesn’t end there…

She also has had a thriving career in the music industry starting with her 1986 hit “Say It, Say It” that made No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the No. 1 spot on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. I think this is cooler because who doesn’t love Scarface? She actually had two songs, “Shake It Up” and “I’m Hot Tonight,” included in the soundtrack to the film Scarface. She continues to record till this day because as she said in the interview music has always been her passion.

E.G. continued her music career and released a song titled “Changing Faces” in 2003 which was the song was used on the end credits of Rugrats Go Wild. In 2008 she released another single titled “Beautiful” which she made available through iTunes.

Bravely in the fall of 2013 Daily surprised us all by re-entering the music world as a contestant on the The Voice when she did a blind audition and sang “Breathe” from Faith Hill. During her time on the Voice E.G. chose to be on Team Blake. E.G. proceeded to win her battle in the shows battle rounds singing the song “Something to Talk About” but unfortunately lost in the Knockout Rounds, with a performance of Bonnie Raitt‘s, “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” If I was a judge that wouldn’t had happened, as you can tell in the performance below her voice is like Tripendicular!

Recently E.G. was casted for Rob Zombie‘s 31 to portray Sex-Head that should be released in early 2016. When I spoke with E.G. about her role she is very excited about it, thinks the movie is intense (in a good way) and loved playing such a unique character as Sex-Head. This will be her second Rob Zombie film as her first was as Candy in Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects.”

WhiskeyAs if E.G isn’t busy enough she has an Up Close and Personal Voice-Over Acting Seminar that you can download on Amazon here that just came out. She is also an active advocate for Wildlife Waystation and Last Chance for Animals organizations.

If you’re dying to see E.G. live (like I am) she is performing at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood and the show will feature Lee Miles of Super Naked. The show is on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM PST and per E.G. it will probably be a sold out show so get your tickets now here.

By the end of the call with E.G. I was on a personal high and also sad the interview ended because she was so amazing to talk to. It was almost like talking to your best friend when chatting with her. So like for sure definitely check out her in 31 releasing early next year and her performance at Whisky A Go Go, like totally.

E.G. will also be Hi-Tech Chic’s 1st woman of the month so stay tuned for that post.




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Press Release: Zuna’s Innovative Cell Case Protects Phones & Promotes Safer Driving

by on September 18th, 2015

phone caseIn most states now you are not allowed to text or use your cell phone while driving as a preventive measure. Sadly a majority of the US still do text and use their cell phone without using any hands-free accessory. In fact The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year, nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving and 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.

Food for thought; is that text or call important enough to potentially get in a wreck or possibly injure yourself or another person? has designed a cell phone case that doubles as an effective car mount for safe hands-free cell use while driving. Zuna drive connects to your AC in your car with a small hook located on the case that locks itself in once attached. This is much easier than using other hands free mounts where you have to mount it then securing it which doesn’t always take the first time.Zuna

The Zuna Drive will make using your phone in the car a much easier experience and lets not forget it’s rugged case for your phone as well. The Zuna Drive sells for $39.99 and is available online at: Bestbuy, Fry’s Electronics stores or, and on

If you want more information on this innovative product below is the official Press Release:

(Santa Barbara, California) — It is the only cell phone case on the market that is designed to protect both the phone AND motorists who use their phones for navigation while driving. The clever design of the Zuna Drive combines a sturdy, impact-absorbing phone case with a unique built-in mounting clip that attaches the phone seamlessly to most horizont al A/C vent of a vehicle with the added feature of a kickstand with the assistance of a business card or credit card.

The Zuna Drive secures the phone in place for navigation without a bulky cell phone mounting appliance that can block a driver’s view or additional mounting devices for your case. The patented design helps ensure that the phone stays in line of sight allowing drivers to navigate via GPS, or easily and quickly accept a hands-free call. The product helps prevents against distracted driving by keeping the eyes of the driver on the road ahead and keep their hands on the wheel not on their phone. Unlike bulky mounting devices that are attached on the dashboard or windshields mounts which is illegal in most states, Zuna Drive is easily removable and can travel with the user from vehicle to vehicle.

The added features Zuna Drive include a durable impact resistant case that protects your phone from most accidental drops onto hard services. With use of a business card or credit card you can also use the case as a kickstand for viewing pleasure.

The Zuna Drive is available for iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6/6s Plus, iPhone 5/5s and later this year the Samsung Galaxy. The product weighs just a few ounces and comes in three colors: black, blue, orange.

The Zuna Drive sells for $39.99 and is available online at:, Fry’s Electronics stores or, and


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Amazon’s Prime Day- 7/15/2015

by on July 14th, 2015

One of the fabulous things about having a birthday in July is all the Christmas in July sales!, for the first time ever, will have a Prime Day Sale for prime members tomorrow! What’s prime day dare you ask?

Prime Day is a one-day shopping event on July 15, 2015, with more deals than Black Friday. Prime members can shop exclusive deals from electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and much more. Members will find deals starting at midnight PDT, with new deals starting throughout the day, as often as every ten minutes.

I’m an Amazon prime member and I am STOKED for tomorrow’s Prime Day sales! Guess who will be up till midnight tonight waiting for Prime Day?

If you are not a Prime member Try Prime today and get immediate access to deals on July 15.*

Happy shopping!


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Self-Defense Products for the Cutegeek

by on October 20th, 2014

A couple weeIzonks ago I was walking home at night; after telling a bum I have no money I began to be followed home. As I realized the situation I began to do my “cops with dogs” run home and quickly bolted the door. Though I moved to Austin vs. DT San Francisco I need to be aware of my surroundings; crime happens everywhere.

After that scare I went on an iPhone app and shopping spree of self-defense items and found a few items every lady should have. I also looked into video surveillance and realized I had it right in my back pocket…the izone 2.0 I was sent to review for the examiner!Send help

The izone WiFi camera features noise + motion alerts, mobile app controlled, free izon video playbacks, and secure real time video. It has a magnetic stand but also mountable so I now have the marvelous idea to mount it over my door to heighten security but one problem remains…the power cord (this is still out for debate)! I do absolutely love being able to view the real time video on my phone before knowing who is on the other side of the door.

There are two iPhone apps that I find mandatory for any lady for self-defense; My Panic Alarm and SEND HELP. With My Panic Alarm the user taps the alarm button and the iPhone will sound the alarm and also flashes colors on the iPhone screen to grab the attention of others. When using the SEND HELP app a user has one large button on their iPhone that send emergency SMS and emails during an emergency. Guard Dog

I bought a lip stick stun gun while I lived in San Francisco since I lived in an interesting neighborhood but in the move it got lost. In my amazon shopping spree frenzy I found the Guard Dog Security Electra Concealed Lipstick Stun Gun with 100-Lumen Flashlight in pink! The 100-Lumen flashlight is used to detour the attacker before utilizing the stun gun and also visible from yards away. There is no visible stun probes and the crackling sound of the Electra stun gun is very apparent to scare the attacker further. This product is available here for $24.17; I get my new one tomorrow!!

Though one would think a stun gun is enough to protect yourself there is always the chance of it being taken away from you by the attacker or you drop it. I recommend in your second hand carrying the one of the below items:Pepper

The Sabre Red compact police strength pepper spray is in a pink case (in honor of breast cancer awareness month) with the quick release key ring. The Sabre Red Pepper Spray has the max protection at 25 bursts or 10 x one second bursts. When buying this product you are also supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation; as of this year they have donated over 1 million in the fight. The Sabre Red Pepper Spray is currently available for $9.99 on amazon. Kitty guard

The Pink Metal Cat Personal Protection Self Defense Keychain Keyring is a ladies take on brass knuckles but for our personal protection (not to fight). This is perfect to have if you have a long walk in a parking lot or in general at night. There are plastic ones on the market but this metal one is legit. It’s on sale right now on amazon for $2.99.

If you don’t have an iPhone and want a personal siren/ alarm the SABRE Personal Alarm in Pink (in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation) is a 110 dB dual siren alarm which can be heard up to 300 feet – 100 meters. It’s the size of a memory stick and also a key chain for easy access to the alarm. The Sabre personal alarm in pink is available here and priced at $9.50 (don’t forget buying this product supports breast cancer).alarm

I know some of this may be over the top and I wouldn’t recommend going as over the top as I did but you never know when you may need one of these. Self-awareness is so important when you are alone especially at night and even in the safest neighborhoods. I use to wear my earbuds and listen to music at the loudest possible volume but now I keep the volume low so I can hear my surro undings. To all my cutegeeks I hope this makes you aware and also helps you find your own personal self-defense device or app.

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Audiosynq Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds with Mic

by on August 29th, 2013

I have been searching for an affordable pair of bluetooth wireless earbuds with mic for about a year and audioshadn’t really found a reasonable pair. OK I admit, I developed a small problem; they make it way to easy with pay pal. I did a search on small wireless earbuds with mic and after going through all the one’s that were way out of my price range (anything over $75.00 is just too much for ear buds since I tend to break most) I found these Audiosynq earbuds for just under $29.99.

Maybe my vision is off but I was not expecting them to be as bulky and they sucked the life out of my iPhone battery for my 30 minute walk to the office…

I digress back to wired earbuds (thanks chicbudsSmile) till there are wireless/ bluetooth earbuds that fit my simple requirement…just work.

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Stun Master 950,000 Volt Rechargeable Lipstick Stun Gun with Flashlight

by on January 28th, 2013

Stun gunI recently got the Stun Master 950,000 volt rechargeable lip stick stun gun but I will not be testing it based on its performance since I haven’t used it yet…yet that it.

I live in DT San Francisco and my street is not the safest place to live here especially after the sun sets.  I recently had a stalker issue and it freaked me out to a point I bought mace and this lip stick stun gun.

The only problem I had with mace is that it may take longer if you are under attack to unlock it.  I definitely needed a more effective solution! Lets face it I have never thrown a punch in my entire life and I can imagine it would look pretty comical if I did.

One of my good girl friends in Oakland told me about the Lip Stick Stun Gun after I told her my stalker story. She said I must get this product because it’s perfect and easy to use (wait she already had to use it?).

Sure enough I went to and found the Stun Master 950,000 Volt Rechargeable Lipstick Stun Gun with Flashlight

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