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October 25, 2014 • Events, Yum Log

Domino’s Pizza Blogger Day: A Peek Under the Cheese #DPZBloggerDay14

Little known fact: I was a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver in college. I loved that job, and if it hadn’t put so many miles on my 10-year-old Alfa Romeo Spider, I might have lasted longer. I like Domino’s as a company, and I like their pizza; that’s why I was happy to accept a recent invite to …

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October 16, 2014 • Autos, Events

All-New 2015 Lexus RC 350 and RC F Sport Coupes ‘Bring It’

What do you get when you cross a Lexus GS, IS and IS convertible? The all-new 2015 Lexus RC 350. Toss in a generous helping of IS F and you get the RC F performance coupe from the luxury division of Toyota. Lexus launches its RC line this fall, its first new coupe model in …

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October 3, 2014 • Events

HP Opens Up Its Houston Testing Labs for a Journalist Tour!

Recently Hewlett-Packard invited a group of bloggers into their Houston testing labs. Why do that? That was my question going on the tour – but it was quickly apparent that HP has a lot to be proud of in an area that adds tremendous value to their computers. Let’s take a look with HP at …

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September 4, 2014 • Events

Which New Nokia Would You Rather? The Lumia 830 or the Lumia 735?

This morning at IFA, Microsoft unveiled their new flagship model, the Lumia 830. Running Windows Phone 8.1, with the Lumia Denim update, the 830 has built-in Qi wireless charging, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, a 10 megapixel PureView camera, and a really sleek aluminum body with a colored polycarbonate peel-off back. Best of all? User removable battery …

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September 3, 2014 • Events

Samsung Gear S: Is a 2″ Curved Super AMOLED Screen Too Big?

I got the chance to try on the just announced Samsung Gear S today, and while I love its brilliant 2″ curved Super AMOLED screen, I can’t help but wonder if it’s just a bit too big for me. Bear in mind that I usually wear a men’s full size watch, and yet I think this …

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September 3, 2014 • Events, News

Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge Was the Coolest Thing I Saw Today

It’s not often that I attend a tech event and leave knowing that I’ve seen something that’s going to change the way I expect to use a device that I already own, but that’s what happened after the Samsung event today. The introduction of the Galaxy Note Edge was by far the highlight of my day, and I’m still …

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September 1, 2014 • Events, News

MOTA SmartRing May Be the Most Discreet Wearable Yet

We’ve seen all the different smartwatches that tell their wearers when calls and emails come though, but most of them are bulky and pretty obvious. If you want smart, discreet notifications without giving up your favorite vintage wristwatch, then the MOTA SmartRing may work for you. Once paired, it notifies wearers of incoming calls, texts, calendar notifications, and …

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August 28, 2014 • Events, News

The Sony Xperia Family Is About to Get Bigger… and Smaller #IntelPartner

Judie is headed to Berlin next week as Intel’s guest for IFA; while there, I’m sure she’s going to see a ton of great new kit. I for one am looking forward to reading her posts. Of all of the new products that will be announced, I think we’re both looking forward to the new Sony Xperia …

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June 30, 2014 • Autos, Events

Go Further with Ford 2014, Part Two: The Sessions

The 2014 Go Further with Ford Trend Conference featured discussion sessions and panels consisting of forward thinking and creative individuals, many of whom are not involved in the automotive industry. That is one thing that has perplexed me about this conference is, if Ford’s primary objective is building and selling cars, why bother going to …

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June 27, 2014 • Autos, Events

Global Debut of the 2015 Ford Edge: Go Further with Ford Part One

I am home from the fourth annual Go Further with Ford Trend Conference where the automaker invited some 250 or so members involved in social media of one sort or another. I am going to break down the event into several segments and present them to you in portions that hopefully will be easier to …

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June 13, 2014 • Events, Gaming, News

E3 2014 Games Summary – High Profile Titles, Indy Games, and Reissues

E3 2014 games impressed all audiences as companies concentrated on boosting their next generation game consoles. Video game companies aimed to put everyone in the game realm at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center (June 10 through 12) featured several games coming before the end of the year and …

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June 11, 2014 • Events, Gaming, News

Nintendo E3 2014 – Yoshi, Zelda, and Even the Top Nintendo Execs!

Nintendo E3 2014 included a playful video presentation through Nintendo Direct where Mario games took a break while Yoshi, Zelda, and even the top Nintendo executives got in on the action. It was much less talking and more seeing and doing in this entertaining presentation, which packed an impressive array of enhancements, upcoming games, and …

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June 10, 2014 • Events, Gaming, News

Sony E3 2014 – “It’s All About the Games!”

At Sony E3 2014, the concentration was apparent from the beginning – games! “After all guys,” Shawn Layden, the new head of PlayStation America said near the end of the presentation, “it’s all about the games, isn’t it?” Some serious gear and service announcement where also made including a “glacial white” 500 GB PlayStation 4 bundle …

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June 9, 2014 • Events, Gaming, News

Microsoft E3 2014 – Presentation Summary

Microsoft E3 2014 brought some serious game to consumers! Microsoft devoted this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) presentation (a.k.a. global media briefing) to games, while taking pride in their recent Xbox One console price drop to $399 (without the Kinect sensor). Exclusive Xbox One games were plentiful while HALO fans can look forward to several games by year’s …

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April 24, 2014 • Events, Music Diary

Manchester Orchestra’s Cope Tour – Austin, Texas Setlist and Photos

Manchester Orchestra is currently on tour to support their fourth studio album, Cope, which is described by lead singer Andy Hull as being ‘brutal’, ‘pounding’,  and ‘unapologetically heavy’. That was a fair summation of their April 22nd show at Emo’s, which started strong and wrapped up perfectly.

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February 27, 2014 • Events, Gear Bits

Hands-On With the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ at MWC 2014

Judie spent some hands-on time with the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. The tablet offers a Full HD display, a quad core processor, an 8MP front camera, 2GB of storage and runs Android 4.3. I have the original Yoga tablet and love the design. Check out Judie’s pictures and see if this should be your …

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February 25, 2014 • Events, Gear Bits, Health and Fitness

Heartbeat Analytics by Firstbeat Powers New Samsung Products

One key new feature announced with the Samsung Galaxy S5 was the heartrate sensor. Located below the camera on back, the sensor grabs data from your fingertip and analyzes it to give heartrate feedback. The sensor – also in the Gear Fit, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo – is powered by Heartbeat Analytics by Firstbeat, …

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February 25, 2014 • Events, Gear Bits

Sony Xperia M2 Hands-On

Sony knows not every consumer is on the bleeding edge of technology, but they still want a great smartphone experience. The Sony Xperia M2 is a mid-range Android product with big-time specs, from a 4.8″ screen to an 8 megapixel camera with various Sony apps to perfect every shot. Check out the hands-on video below …

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February 25, 2014 • Events, Gear Bits

Sony Xperia Z2 Smartphone and Tablet Accessories

Sony is showing off the accessories for their new Sony Xperia Z2 Smartphone and Tablet. Among them are a quality XY microphone, a noise canceling headset that uses the smartphone as the brains of the cancellation, a waterproof SmartBand fitness band, and a totally cool tablet remote that doubles as a handset for making calls …

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February 25, 2014 • Events, Gear Bits

The Nokia X, X2 and XL Android Handsets

Nokia may be owned by Microsoft, but they’re looking at every possible angle to gather marketshare, even by trying Android! Their new Nokia X, X2 and XL phones run a modified version of Android with Nokia-specific proprietary software. Check out the video and gallery below for a hands-on of these Android-Nokia mashups!    

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February 25, 2014 • Events

Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear Fit Take Fitness Bands to a Whole New Level

I’ve tried the FitBit Flex, Nike Fuel, and Jawbone UP; while each fitness band had its positive points, there always seems to be something … lacking. At their event last night, Samsung introduced their Gear 2 and Gear Fit watches; one of these may be the all-in-one watch and fitness band combo I’ve been waiting for.

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