Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Get your (GO) GROOVE on!

GOgroove BlueSYNC SRC Portable Bluetooth Speaker & Receiver with Hands-free Calling for Tablets, MP3 Players, and SmartphonesSuper Bowl XLVII (that is 47 for all you non-Roman numerals reading people out there) is headed our way in less than a week! We've got fans of the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens - and network execs who will be making millions of dollars on those 30-second ads - going crazy! What better way to get the Super Bowl pre-party going than with Accessory Genie's GOgroove BlueSYNC SRC?

This speaker is like Inspector Gadget's gadgets: it can do everything! It is a bluetooth speaker and receiver.  "What does this mean?" you ask. Not only can you stream 6-8 hours of  audio from your home theater, smartphone, tablet or MP3 player, but you can also make hands-free calls! Yes, you read that right: HANDS-FREE CALLS! It also has a built-in microphone, so the person on the other end can hear you well.

The best part: it is only $29.99 until February 4th if you use GROOVESRC at checkout. This will give you enough time to enjoy your tunes, hang out with your friends and eat some good food. Even if your team doesn't win on Sunday, you can at least walk away with an awesome speaker!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

What more does Lance Armstrong have to lose?

A LOT. The disgraced seven-time Tour de France and Olympic medal winner Lance Armstrong confessed that he did use performance-enhancing drugs during his recent interview with Oprah Winfrey after years of denying the allegations.  He was stripped of his medals in June 2012 after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) charged him with using performance-enhancing drugs, as well as all titles that he won since August 1998 and received a lifetime ban from any cycling competition. But it does not end there. Armstrong also lost his endorsement with Nike and has been asked to repay prize money that he won.

Some say his apology was insincere. Some say he did the interview with Oprah to stay in the limelight. Whatever his reasons are the fact still remains that after years of lying, he finally told the truth. But is it too late?  While he cannot be prosecuted for perjury after lying under oath in a 2006 deposition due to the statute of limitations, Armstrong will have legal battles forthcoming.
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Years of lying has and will continue to cost him. The Sunday Times in London is now suing the cyclist for $1.5 million. Why? Because Armstrong sued them for libel in 2004 after it published claims that Armstrong used prohibited drugs. I guess I can't blame the guy; he had to make his story believable, right? Interestingly, they settled with Armstrong for half a million dollars. So if Armstrong does lose this suit, it will cost him three times more than what he was awarded!

The US Attorney's office in Los Angeles has reopened his its investigation on him and the Department of Justice may join the whistleblower suit that was filed by Armstrong's teammate Floyd Landis in 2010. As this story continues to unfold, I am pretty sure more lawsuits, "exclusive interviews" and pictures will be released.

Now what does all of this have to do with today's blog? Blatantly said, Armstrong will not have the chance to use this awesome GPS handlebar mount during his next race.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Having a Mouse in your House isn't all that Bad

Seeing that the holidays are over and "real life" has started again, I decided to take down all my Christmas decorations. I gathered the artificial tree and wreath, the lights on the outside of the house, the stockings and the ornaments in one pile. Then I went to the garage to put them away.

Now, mind you: I was feeling like a million dollars because I usually wait to do this until mid-February. I put on the garage light and out of the corner of my eye, I see "something" dash behind a box to another box in the corner. "Oh no!" I thought. I have a mouse in my house!

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Mice are the worst - ok, maybe rats are worse - because they breed like crazy! According to Pets World For Kids, these mammals can give birth every three weeks having up to 12 offspring each time!  Do the math: that's over 200 babies per year! Yes, I know, a little more information that you wanted to know about mice, but who knows - you may be able to use this in a science class at some point!

I ran to my roommate and told him there's a mouse and what did he do? He proceeded to make a joke out of it saying, "Of course, we do. We have this really cool wireless mouse that makes using the laptop easier." ....absolutely no help at all!  At least that was my initial thought.

After getting my heart rate back to normal, I decided to use that very Bluetooth Wireless Optical Mouse to go online to see which traps are recommended to catch a mouse. Just because my roommate made a point of talking about the mouse for the laptop, I noticed how useful it is. I feel that I can search items quicker than using the touchpad. Isn't that ironic: using a mouse to get rid of a mouse?

So until my mouse problem is taken care of, I guess my Christmas decorations will stay in my house for a bit longer; hopefully not until mid-February again!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Utilizing your time at CES

For those tech geeks -and, no, it is not a bad thing as technology is the 'IN' thing - I know you are excited: the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas annually is in full swing! The event runs from January 8th to 11th. According to CESweb.org, the show floor is 15 miles long and there are more than 2,000 companies in attendance! With so much technology being unveiled, how can one maximize his or her time at CES?
The first thing to do is study the program like you are cramming for an exam! Know which companies you want to visit, where they are located and formulate a plan to hit them in a consecutive order, so you will not need to back track!

Be sure to take pictures of the interesting booths you see. Some companies have brand ambassadors to capture the attention of the audience. Blatantly said, they are good-looking people passing out flyers or promoting a product. There is also a TabletMan, a man dressed in an all-black one-piece "suit", wearing a dozen tablets on his body. For instances like these, you need to access your camera easily. The FlexARMOR X  Digital Camera Case allows you to keep your camera protected with its durable exterior and scratch-resistant interior, while having it attached to your belt loop or waist band.

Try to take part in a SuperSession. These thought-provoking panels allows you to get the latest tech news from those that are big players in the game. CNET, The Verge and Techonomy are just some popular companies that will be hosting sessions. Remember, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis so be sure to get there early to get a seat.

Enjoy Las Vegas! This town has so much to offer from architecture (you can enter every hotel for free just to see what it looks like!) to nightclubs, show, bars, hiking and, of course, gambling.  "Sin City" was not named the Top Fall 2012 travel destination in the US by Travel Leaders Group for nothing.

Most importantly, bring a bodyguard! With over 150,000 attendees, this bodyguard can be helpful in getting a seat at any of  those SuperSessions!

Have fun!