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Miss Virtual Reality

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Make Money Online By Giving Shopping Advice?

I joined a site called IMshopping.com and I love it. They have asked us members who have been picked as guides to share this info.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Holiday Flower Decorations?




With the holidays getting closer, you may want to have a beautiful center piece for your dining table or give a wonder gift that is in season? Well then you may be surprised to know that even during the winter and fall that you can still buy fresh flowers from stores and people.

That’s right, you can still have something natural and colorful during the cold weather. Companies still grow and maintain flowering plants even during the harsh seasons that are often less colorful. Make this years Thanksgiving and Christmas more colorful with a great spring/summer like gift or center piece to brighten up the day.

Here are some ideas for using flowers during the holidays-
Reds, oranges and browns are great for fall based festivals. Red or white are lovely for holiday parties and dinners.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Flowers All Year Long!




It's late summer, and we all know that is coming closer than we wished. However, that's all the more reason why to keep flowers around all summer long. Life without them isn't as sweet or beautiful as life is with them. That is one of the reasons why so many do not like winter or fall-is the lack of something so simple yet sweet.

One company that comes to my mind that delivers fresh flowers all year long is 1-800-flowers. So you can keep feeling summer like even in the fall or winter. They also offer same-day delivery which is nice for many people. They also offer flowers for under $30.00, so even on a tight budget you can get great flowers.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Home

I am happy to now say that I have moved this site here. So go and check it out and please update bookmarks and feeds.

See you there!

xoxo-
mvr

Friday, May 22, 2009

Dell's Della:Dell's Marketing For Women




Since one of my readers asked my opinion of the Dell Della's, I figured why not make a post about it? So here it is!

As many of you may or may not know, I love computers. Take me to a computer store and I could spend hours there. But when I first read about the Della site, I thought hmm...are they trying to make us women seem prissy? Which I suppose to a degree, we all can be-but can't we women also be tech savvy? Like what woman really needs software to count calories? Hello! Dell needed to get a clue.

Well thanks to their backlash, they got a clue! They edited their marketing plan and it is a bit more friendly. Now on to my favorite part-the techie stuff!

These cute Dell's Inspiron Mini(or netbooks, as I call them)are colorful and fun! They are slim, which is great for us ladies. They offer 3 options, though I would choose the Mini 10(more hard drive space and a bit bigger screen for the same price as the Mini 12). They all are pretty standard for netbooks and maybe even a bit more pricey than your other models.

As a total, I do feel that the Dell's Della site is still a bit too forward in their marketing for us women. As for their netbooks(or Mini's as they call them), they sound like a great computer.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Tomorrrow You Can Download The Almost Finished Windows 7



Starting tomorrow(May 5 2009), normal users can start downloading the almost full version of Windows 7. It will function until June of 2010, that's when they will needed to upgrade to a paid version of Windows 7.

The full version could be released as early as this Fall, if they follow the plan they had for Vista's release.

Are any of you planning on downloading it and trying it? Also when they do release the final product, will you upgrade ASAP?

For me, my answer is no to both. I am never one to upgrade ASAP, nor am I one to download an OS. I may have high speed Internet, but that file is likely over 40GB! So I will wait for when I will need to buy a new PC for me to try it out.

How about you, my dear readers?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Who Says The Old Can't Come Back?


Dreamcast may be getting a second chance after the last version was released 10 years ago! Thinkgeek.com(I love the name!) has started selling brand spanking totally new and complete(yes, all the cords and even a modem is included) Dreamcast consoles for a whopping total of $99.00?! That is so much cheaper than the newer console(like Wii), and they are not even used. Now granted, it maybe hard to find games for your Dreamcast-though I have seen a bunch of sites that do sell them used still.

I guess Nintendo better start sweating even more!

My question is, due to this revival of Dreamcast-I wonder if Sega will start producing new games for it?

Your thoughts?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Flowers For Mothers Day


Just because this is a tech blog, it doesn't mean we cannot talk about flowers! Every women loves flowers, and with Mother's day coming up-what could be the perfect gift? Flowers mothers day is perfect gift for any mother. They are beautiful and smell lovely, they are the perfect gift to give.

If you want to buy flowers for mothers day, 1-800-flowers is a great option to buy them from. They can ship them anywhere you need them to go and they are always so fresh. So be nice to your mother this mothers day and make it a flowers mothers day instead of a plain Mother's day.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Channelgoods.co.uk Press Release

As some of you know I write for UK gadget and video game store Channelgoods.co.uk, well I am happy to say they just released their press release this week. You can read it here.

Enjoy and check outChannelgoods.co.uk(they do offer international shipping!) for your video game and gadget needs.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Dear Microsoft....



Dear Microsoft,

Would you please let the public buy this cute black and blue Xbox 360? I think it is soooo cute! You might even sell more, or at least release a pink and black Xbox 360! You might get more girl gamers that way.

I think that would expand your customer base, and I am sure you could use more customers. It's no secret that Nintendo's Wii is ruling console sales. So please at least consider it.

Thanks for reading.

XOXO,
Miss Virtual Reality(Microsoft Fan)

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Have you seen this black and blue Xbox 360? Sadly, they only released it to game developers and not to the public. Which sucks in my opinion, I see this thing selling like hot cakes. They could release a whole color series, like pink and black; red and black; green and black; blue and black. They do not have to add the double hard drives, unless they want to!

How do you feel about this?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

For My Dear Readers...

I am so sorry that I haven't updated this blog with a real tech post in a while. I am been uber busy and just haven't had time to write a real post :( But I am hoping that tomorrow, I will have a real one.

For today, I am sharing a video I love



Enjoy!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Meet Nigeria's Favorite Former President-Mohammed Babangida

Mohammed Babangida was the president of the Armed Forces from 1985-1993 in his homeland Nigeria. He was and still is beloved by the people of his country. Though he has high popularity, he also has had his foes.

During Mohammed Babangida term as being president in Nigeria, he wanted to eliminate poverty. He worked hard to do so, via grassroots ways. His work has done a lot for the people of Nigeria. His motto “Live and Let’s Live”, will likely echo through out the rest of Nigeria's history.

Mohammed Babangida is currently a Retired Five Star General, who is now living out of his country's spotlight.

Property Management Guru Tim Arel

Tim Arel has many years in property management experience, is a specialists within that job. He studied economics and once he got done with getting his degree in economics, he went on to study law.

After a few short years of practicing law, Tim Arel decided to change career paths. He got hired as a executive for a grounds maintenance company. While working that job, he went back to school and got certified for Association Management and Community Associations .

He went to further go on in his career in property management, and joined a handful of local boards and committees. Tim Arel is now currently Director of Property Management, for the North Point Property Management.

Linus Gitahi, CEO of Nation Media Group

The CEO of Nation Media Group, Linus Gitahi used to work for global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. During his work at GlaxoSmithKline, he was the head for Africa marketing, then got promoted General Manager for the Africa and Indian Ocean areas.

He now over sees Africas largest media group, which produces both print electronic media in Africa. NMG publishes 9 news papers and has teamed up with TNT Worldwide Express to help exspaned their marketing. Linus Gitahi is also a member of Director of Equity Bank, Ltd Afrika Investment Bank and Federation of Kenya Employers.

Linus Gitahi is married to Pauline Gitahi, they have to daughters Julie and Sheila-where they all live together in Nairobi, Kenya.

Meet Nachshon Draiman

Future Associates was created by Nachshon Draiman and works with other companies, such as geriatric care centers and real estate(commercial & residential). They go in and change the way the management works and makes it more efficient.

Nachshon Draiman is a entrepreneur and real estate developer, based from Chicago. He has studied psychology and social work, and used his knowledge to change how us Americans lifestyle patterns was. He took the American way of business and changed what he thought should be changed and applied it to several companies and has had a successful results. For his real estate business, he runs Multiut. Which they negotiates with gas and electricity providers. Though he works with real estate, his real goal and passion is in long-term care & geriatric care.

Nachshon Draiman is also a active fundraiser with many charities and he sits on the board for Illinois Council for Long Term Care.

Who Is Frank J. Hanna?

Frank J. Hanna is a semi-famous merchant banker and business owner from Atlanta. He wrote "What Your Money Means" and is a speaker for Philanthropy Roundtable. He is also the director for CompuCredit Corporation.

Frank J. Hanna is also a founder for Solidarity Foundation, which recently found the oldest known copies of Gospels of Luke and John and then donated them to the Vatican. He has very much been involved in education as well, he co-found 3 Catholic schools within the Atlanta area. He was co-chair for former President George W. Bush's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans board. He used to be a corporate attorney for Troutman Sanders of Atlanta.

They also named Frank J. Hanna as Knight of the Grand Cross in the Order of St. Gregory, Knight of Malta, board member of the Papal Foundation, a board member of the St. John Vianney Seminary, and a board member of the University of Sacramento and Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. He went to University of Georgia for his BBA & JD degrees.

Amos Tamam Created A Gadget That Might Just Save Taxi Driver's Lives

Amos Tamam is the CEO of Verifone Transportation Systems, Inc which is a smaller division of Verifone Corporation which is a leader in technology for taxi cab fleets. Their biggest advancement is a technology that allows taxis to take credit card payments wirelessly and therefore cuts down on being robbed.

With Amos Tamam once being a cab driver, he knows just how important it is for taxi driver safety and he has kept that in mind. He first came to US in the 1980s and he started his life here as being a taxi driver. Through the years, he has made many career changes. Though his biggest and best career change, was starting Taxitonic, Inc(which has been bought up by Verifone Corp.)

After being partnered up with Verifone, they have been busy contracting the devices to NYC and Philadelphia(with hopes that soon, other cities will be able to gain this advancement). Amos Tamam has been hard at work, trying to make sure that other cities will be able to use this advance device.

What Is K-Designers

K-Designers makes older modeled homes look brand new, so while the housing market may be doing bad-you do not have to settle living an a home that doesn't live up to ones standards. You can still make your own, the home of your dreams with their help.

They have locations west of the Mississippi river, including Denver, Phoenix, L.A. and Seattle are just a few to name. K-Designers can do Vinyl Siding, Windows and help you re-design parts of your house. They even have 3 awards for their business.

If you would like to find out more about the job opportunities with on K-Designers, and find out about their job openings.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Facts About United American Insurance Company

United American Insurance Company is nationwide insurance coverage company. They offer SCHIP coverage to states that offer it to residents. They also offer other health insurance and life insurance as well on top of offering SCHIP.

They have been in the business of helping people since 1947, and offer coverage to most states minus New York state. United American Insurance Company offer 3 types of lines:Health, Long Term Care, and Life to clients including Cancer insurance.

If you like to work for long standing company, that has can allow you to live almost anywhereto live and work then find out more about how to apply with United American Insurance Company

Thursday, March 26, 2009

April 1st Might Kill Your Computer-No Joke Here About Conficker C

Start to preparing your computer, next Wednesday you might not know that you computer could be infected with one of the worse worms in computer history.

This worm is Conficker.c and is set to be sent to major computer servers on April 1, 2009 and has many computer security experts worried. Though we do not know for a fact that Conficker C will spread or destroy a lot of systems, it should be seen as a rel threat.

So here are some simple steps to take and keep in mind during the next few weeks.

1-Update Windows via Windows Update. They have issued a vital patch that could protect you.

2-Update your anti-malware

3-Back up and keep a backup/boot cdrom for you computer if the worse is to happen.

4-Make sure your windows update and anti-malware isn't disabled, this is a sign of Conficker.

5-Try to avoid being on the net for prolonged periods of time on April first.

6-Keep your firewall on during all times.

If you have any more safety tips, list them in comments.

Happy safe web-surfing.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Germany To Ban Violent Video Games

Germany wants to ban violent video games after 2 school shootings.

It seems like to me that they just want one more thing to control. I highly doubt that video games cause people to kill people. Even before video games ever exist, people killed people. What it comes down to to is good vs evil, not video game players vs non-gamers. We have thousands of kids playing violent video games and maybe one in every 10,000 will go out and kill people.

I wonder if next they will ban violent movies and TV shows?

Do you think video games cause people to kill?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Playstation Rumors-PSP & PS3 Prices To Soon Drop


Sony's PlayStation 3 and PSP have dropped in prices before, but retailers have hinted that Sony has told them that they will slash the price yet again!

Though Sony hasn't confirmed this yet, nor has a date been issued-it is likely to be true. PlayStation 3 and PSP haven't been selling as well the Nintendo Wii or Microsoft Xbox have been.

As the story goes, that the price will drop from $399 to $300- sometime by next week or in May as some said that has been hinted at.

Others think instead of a price drop, that Sony will bundle the PlayStation 3 with 2 games and sell it at $399 at Target. Again, no confirmation as been said about either.

Do you have any clues or insights on these two rumors?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Freelance Writer Series-Interview With Paul Lima

As a freelance writer myself, I get asked question often and I thought why don't I just start posting some info on here? So this is the first post in the series and I hope that you find it useful.
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Paul Lima is a business writer, who has been writing for 25 years. Here is my interview with him.

MVR:Tell us about your self and career?

Lima:I've been a professional writer for over 25 years and a freelance writer and
writing trainer for about 15 years. I voluntarily chose to become a
freelancer - in other words, I was not downsized!

MVR:What made you decide to go into freelance writing?

Lima:I am an English major but while in college, I wrote some articles for my
university newspaper. I thought about going into journalism, but the allure
(and money) of copywriting called to me. After working in advertising and
marketing for a decade, I decided to try my hand a journalism. I left my
job, hung out my "freelance writer shingle" and started to land gigs. I also
did a little training to supplement my writing income. I earned the bulk of
my income writing for newspapers and magazines for about a decade, but my
freelance career evolved. I still write for a few periodicals, but I also do
corporate writing and conduct business writing seminars for corporate
clients. In addition, I've written several books on the business of
freelance writing, creative writing and writing promotional copy. I find I
really enjoy the mix.

MVR:How did you get your start in it?

Lima:I started writing for community newspapers at 10-cents per word. The first
two years were a struggle; I had been used to a steady pay check. However, I
worked on developing article ideas and pitched better paying publications,
and my writing business grew. To succeed in this business, you have to have
desire - you have to want to do it. You also have to dedicate time to
developing ideas, pitching, following up or, if you want to do corporate
writing, to pitching your services to potential clients. And you have to
dedicate your time in a disciplined manner. If you give up after a couple of
weeks or a couple of months, you will have difficulty making it. This is
true of any small business.

MVR:What do you know now about freelance writing, that you wished you knew
when you started?

Lima:I wish I knew that freelance writing was a business. Like most businesses,
you have to determine what it is you are selling and you have to figure out
who you should be selling it to. Then you have to market yourself and your
services or article ideas. In other words, you can declare yourself a
freelance and hope manna falls from the heavens, or you can declare yourself
a freelance and work at making your own bread.

MVR:Any tips for people just starting their freelance careers?

Lima:Start with a business vision. Who are you? What do you do, what types of
article or writing services do you sell? Who do you sell it to? Why do you
want to do this? When and where do you do it? (I like to work from home,
and I take December off to work on my books, so I would not accept a
contract that required me to commute to work every day, and I don't do much
marketing in November because I want to do my own thing in December.) You
need to sort all that out before you can start to think of the how, as in
"how do I make this happen?" So business vision first; marketing plan second
-- to make your vision real.

MVR:Any thing you want to add?(you can use this one to advertise or whatever
you'd like)

Lima:My breakthrough came after I took a freelance writing continuing education
course. I thought the course would focus on writing. It did, in part, but it
also paid a lot of attention to the business side of freelancing. Since
then, I have been a firm believer in professional development. I've taught
workshops on freelance writing, written several books, conduct e-courses for
aspiring writers, and write a blog on the business of freelance writing
(www.paullima.com/blog). It is so important to create a firm foundation of
knowledge before you build your business, so if you are getting started
learn about the business you are venturing into. Knowledge can really reduce
the learning curve.

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You can contact him at his site PaulLima.com

Why You Need Online Reputation Management

Any site owner, writer or online business owner knows that your reputation is everything! Without it, you'd be lost and have no customers. So if somebody went out of their way to ruin your reputation online, what is one supposed to do then? You go to a Online Reputation Management company.

They go above and beyond their call of duty to bring your business back from the brink of death. Using a company to help your Online Reputation, can help your business grow and stay standing in a good reputation, even after they clean your reputation up after it's been damaged. They work with their clients and make sure that each client gets the best service they can get.

Do not wait to get your reputation cleaned up, you should look intoReputation Management right away. The quicker it gets cleaned up, the better. You can save your business, if you get to it quickly enough.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Computer Users Deaths Leave Friends In Dark/Contest


This should be no shocker, when people die they leave their online friends in the dark.

Yahoo has an article about it, you can view it here.

One man even left his son a usb drive with his online contacts to notify them, once he passed on. How creepy! They even have sites that are made for that exact purpose.

How do you feel about this? I find that creepy, but I do see the need for it. Would you spend money on a service that would tell all of your online buddies?

By the way, the Channelgoods contest will end this tuesday, so be sure that you enter.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pimp Your IPhone For Free/ChannelGoods.com Giveaway


I am the new Gadget writer/blogger for ChannelGoods.com(awesome site, I highly recommend checking it out) and being the new writer, I was able to talk to the owners into doing a contest for my fans and readers.

What is the prize? Three(3) lucky winners each will win one(1)Silver Pane Pattern IPhone sticker/decal. Thats right, 3 winners!

*note:These only fits the older model, not the 3G model. So please keep that in mind!

Here are the rules and disclaimer

1:All ages and countries can enter.
2:You agree by entering that you will recive marketing newsletter from ChannelGoods.com
3:This contest ends March 17 2009 at 12:00 pm EST.


Simple enough, right?

You can enter here.

Good luck and be sure to spread the word around!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's More Than Just An Mp3 Player!-A Review Of The Coby MP200-1G MP3 Player


This one is pretty nifty if I have to say so myself! This Coby flash mp3 player has a built in USB drive(no need for those pesky cords that get tangled and lost-thats my kind of an mp3 players ;), and has up to 1 GB(you can also get a 2 GB one) of storage(it will depend on each model though and for of those of you who don't get tech talk, thats equals to one million bytes). It can store data and mp3/wma files(meaning it plays those mp3s/wma files). Though it has no LCD screen, it is super mobile and handy to charge.

Here are the specs for my friends ;)

Color: Black: 1G, 2G
Memory Capacity: 1GB, 2GB
Media Support: Integrated Flash
Format Support: Audio: MP3, WMA
OS Support: Windows Vista/XP/2000
Audio Output: 3.5mm Headphone
PC Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Power: 1 x "AAA" Battery
Battery Life: Audio Play Time: 8hr
Unit Dimension (WHD): 3.58" x 1.1" x 0.75"
Package Dimension (WHD): 5.5" x 8" x 1.75"
Carton (inner, master): 1, 10
UPC: 1G BLK: 7 16829 72003 5; 2G BLK: 7 16829 72004 2
Certifications: FCC, CE


So as you can tell for its price which is $13.94, it is very useful and works like a charm. It's great for those of you who do not need a lot of tech trouble or for kids who are just dying for an mp3 player.

You can buy it here for $13.94.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Kingdom Of Sims


We all know that EA is famous and doing well thanks to its games from the Sims series. So when MySims came out for the DS, myself being a huge Sims fan I just had to have it! So I bought it and played it, and I enjoyed it. It may not be exactly like the Sims you play on the computer, but I still enjoyed it.

So MySims must of been a hit, because it has had follow up games, and one is the fairly new released MySims Kingdom!

On MySims Kingdome, you must help King Roland who is in dire need of help for his Kingdom, and it's up to you to help him! You will run into some of your old pals that you know from the previous games and meet new quirky characters that you will adore or hate. You will roam new lands, have harder challenges and even build devices during your quest.

And yes, like with the first MySims you can also make your self look however you want, after all it wouldn't be Sims without it!



Some of the new and old characters you'll meet are-
Chazz McFreely-he's a little extreme, but hey if you want to be a legend sometimes you have to be extreme!
Marlon-He isn't up to his best Magic there for pops up and disappears often.
Leaf-A rocker wannabe who happens to also be an elf!
Buddy-Not bright, but is loyal
King Roland-Kind of the casle he is, and make sure he has plenty of cupcakes
Chef Gino-Mr. Gossip is back!
and many more characters also.

You can buy MySims Kingdom DS for $19.99 and MySims Kingdom WII for $27.99

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Apple Never Learns

Apple introduces new Mac Mini & iPod Hi-Fi
Tsk tsk, Apple! You want to compete with the likes of Dell, Compaq HP, Acer ect. But you just don't seem to realize that even they have cheaper computers than you still!

Did ya hear? Apple is "lowering" their price for the new Mac Minis. Indeed, so they say. They are selling their new version of the Man Mini staring at a shocking $600.00(for the starter) and $200.00 or more for a fancier version of it.

Hmm, so let me get this right Steve Jobs-you expect me to buy a $600.00 tiny computer tower-minus the screen/keyboard/mouse ect and do so smiling? When I can get a total desktop or a laptop computer for that much or less? Hahaha! Get real Mr. Jobs!

I think they must be hurting and will still be hurting unless they take a good look at who their competitors are!

Would you spend that much on just the tower?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mircrosoft Releases Improvement List For Windows 7

We all know that Windows Vista bombed(though I personally liked it), and the public has high hopes for Windows 7-which should come out sometime this year. And they released today the list of improvements that Windows 7 will have. Here are a few-

1-Windows Flip with Aero Peek
A simple way to switch and see all the programs you have open at the time.

2-New short cuts
Make it easier for you to open whatever you want to open

3-New Window Alert
We all know that when a new window shows up, it flashes only 3 times-but now it will flash 7 times and with a very bright orange color. Ooh lala!

4-New Taskbar
It will have a "open with" option

5-Scaling of Taskbar
You can now can do taskbar scaling, so you have more room

And you can read the rest here

Are you looking forward to Windows 7 and are you planning on switching asap? Leave your thoughts here.

Personally, I like Vista for the most part. My only issue with it is the downloads, they make it very hard to download through iTunes,ect. Other than that, I love it. I will not be looking to replace it, when I need a new computer then will I get Windows 7.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hire Me To Write For You

I am a freelance blogger/writer who is always up a good writing assigment. If you want a guest post or to hire me for whatever reason. You can email me or message me at twitter.

I look forward to us working together.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

About Miss Virtual Reality

Who is Miss Virtual Reality? And what is this site/blog about? Those are good question to ask and wonder. And that's what this post will be about.

*ahem*

I am Miss Virtual Reality(or mvr as a shortend version). I am a writer/blogger who loves all things technology and gadgets. This blog is all about that, a way for me to post about the things that I love and all. I also share news,tips and all things tech. But with a slight twist! From a womans point of view! As you may know, that most people assume that the only fans of technology is men, which is not true! So I am trying to spread the word to the world wide web that, yes we women can love and adore technology and gadgets just as much as men do-maybe even more!

I also run a political blog and write for a handful of sites. More info to come on those and with links. So enjoy your stay and keep checking back on this page for more exciting news!

You can email me at s_peel00@yahoo.com or contact me viw twitter @mvr00.

xoxo
MVR

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Netbooks-The New Type Of Laptop

We all know that technology is always changing, right? Cell phones, TVs, Computer Monitors have all become smaller and slim-which is fine, because they aren't really needed for work, ect. But what about computers?

The newest craze for laptop/notebooks are Mini Notebooks. Acer, Dell, HP and the like have all started coming out with these thinner notebooks, called Netbooks.

And today, we will be taking a closer look at them!


Asus Eee PC- It has earned a good rating by the PCW Rating. This netbook comes with either Windows XP or Linux.

Specs For XP Version-
Operating system: Windows XP Home
Internal memory: 160 GB hard disk drive (HDD)
RAM: 1 GB DDR2
Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom
Memory expansion: Slot for MMC/SD(SDHC) cards
Screen: 10 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels, LED backlight
Networking: 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), 10/100 Fast Ethernet
Bluetooth connectivity: No
Peripheral connectivity: Three USB 2.0
External video: One VGA
External audio: One headphone and one microphone port
Web camera: Yes, 1.3 megapixels
Battery: 6 cells (6600 mAh), up to 7 hours
Weight: 3.19 pounds (51 ounces)
Dimensions: 10.5 × 7.5 × 1.5 inches

Specs For Linux Version-
Internal memory: 20 GB solid state disk
Memory expansion: Slot for MMC/SD(SDHC) cards
RAM: 1 GB DDR2
Processor: 900 MHz Intel Mobile CPU
Operating system: Linux (supports Windows XP)
LCD: 8.9 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels
Networking: 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), 10/100 Fast Ethernet
Peripheral connectivity: Three USB 2.0
External video: One VGA
External audio: One headphone and one microphone port
Web camera: Yes, 1.3 megapixels
Battery life: up to 3.5 hours
Weight: 2 pounds (32 ounces)
Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.7 x 1.33 inches

Xp Version $349.99
Linux Version $299.99


HP 2133 MiniNote-This was one the first netbooks produced from a major PC maker. Again it comes with either Linux or Windows(Vista though you can downgrade to Xp).

Specs-
Processor-1.2 GHz-VIA C7-M ULV
Hard Drive-120 GB SATA
Memory-1 GB is installed, but it can hold up another 1GB)
DVD/CD Drive-None
Screen-8.9 inch
Wi-Fi-Intel 3945ABG wireless LAN
other-2 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
1 ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
1 Secure Digital memory card slot
1 headphone/line-out and 1 microphone
1 VGA monitor port
1 RJ-45 for 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity

HP 2133 $489.00


Acer Aspire One-This is Acers first attempt at netbooks. Again it comes with either Windows(XP) or Linux.

Specs-
Processor-Intel 1.6 GHz Atom N270
Hard Drive-160 GB SATA
Memory-1GB Ram
DVD/CD-None
WiFi-integrated 54g wireless LAN
Screen-8.9 inch
Other-3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
Secure Digital (SD) card reader, also compatible with MultiMedia cards (MMCs)
Multi-in-one card reader supports SD, MMC, Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO, and XD Picture Cards
1 VGA monitor port
1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
RJ-45 port for 10/100 Fast Ethernet connection

Acer Aspire One $347.80


MSI Wind NB U100-A lesser known PC maker. It has one of biggest screen sizes for a netbook. Comes only with XP

Specs-
Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Core Solo
RAM: 1000 MB
Hard Drive: 80 GB
Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Modem Module, Built-in 802.11b/g WLAN Card / Bluetooth Supported
CD/DVD-None

MSI Wind $349.99


Dell Inspiron Mini 9-A lot like Acer.

Specs-
Black , Intel® Atom Processor® N270 1.6 Ghz
1 GB DDR2 at 533MHz, 8GB Solid State Drive, EXTERNAL Portable CD/DVD-RW
Glossy 8.9 inch LED display (1024X600), Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Wireless 802.11g Mini Card, Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

Hardware Platform: PC
Processor: 1.6 Intel Pentium M
Number of Processors: 1
RAM: 1 GB
RAM Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive

Size: 8 GB
Type: Serial ATA
Cases and Expandability

Size (LWH): 9.13 inches, 6.77 inches, 1.06 inches
Weight: 2.42 pounds

Dell Inspiron Mini $649.00



Lenovo IdeaPad S10-It just came out here in US in October, comes with XP only.

Specs-
Ultra mobility, only 1.04inch and 2.4lbs, easy to take anywhere
10.2 inch size LED back light screen, comfortable and green
Peace of mind, Reliable, affordable and easy to use
Power by Intel Atom processor, powerful and long battery life together
Battery:3 Cell Lithium-Ion
Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

Hardware Platform: PC
Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Core Solo
System Bus Speed: 533
Number of Processors: 1
RAM: 1000 MB
RAM Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive

Size: 160 GB
Manufacturer: Portable
Type: Serial ATA
Ports and Connectivity

Modem: None
Cases and Expandability

Size (LWH): 7.2 inches, 9.85 inches, 1.08 inches
Weight: 2.76 pounds
Power

Rated Charge (normal use): 2.5 hours

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 $349.99

Those are some models of the netbook. Should they replace laptop/notebooks? I don't think so, as you can tell by their specs that they do lack a lot that regular desktops and notebooks have. They are perfect for travel and just surfing the net, but they are not built for work or school.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Interview With A Semi-Famous Blogger

Today is an interview with a sorta famous beauty & shopping blogger-my good friend Shop In Chic.

MVR-Okay Shop In Chic(will be known as SIC from now on during this interview), tell us what made you decide to make a blog and let alone a blog about beauty & fashion?

SIC- For the longest time, I wanted to create a fashion magazine. But unless you live in New York City, you’re out of luck. I was researching about starting up a fashion website, and I soon discovered beauty and fashion blogging. I did a little more researched and launched it about a year ago. I haven’t looked back since.

MVR-Tell us about your love for fashion and beauty and how you fell in love with it?

SIC- I’ve always been fascinated with the finer things in life. As a child, I would sit on the couch for hours and look through catalogs, dreaming of all the fantastic clothes and accessories! So it’s only natural that I write about what I’m passionate about.

MVR-How did you come across beauty blogs?

SIC- I read articles about how beauty blogging was becoming a niche, and they talked about notable beauty bloggers and gave out there links. Really I find most links through other blogs.

MVR-Tell us about the name?

SIC- I had a hard time coming up with a clever and original name. I thought about what it was about, which is shopping and looking chic. Shop In Chic, you’re shopping and looking chic at the same time.

MVR-Any advice on how to get semi-famous?

SIC- Thank you, thank you. I wouldn’t say that I’m even “semi-famous”, and I’m not just being modest!

MVR-What did you use as blog promotion?

SIC- I’ve heard of 101 ways to promote, but for me the best way to promote is by regularly commenting on other blogs of the same niche. How else are they going to find you in a sea of a billion blogs?

MVR-What is your favorite brands and designers?

SIC- Ooooh, I could go on forever! Dooney & Bourke, Juicy Couture, BCBG, Diane von Furstenberg, Betsey Johnson, and I won’t bore you any more!

MVR-What do you wish you knew about blogging when you first started?

SIC- I wish I knew that it really does take time. Heck, I’m not even wear I want to be yet.

MVR-What are you goals for Shop In Chic?

SIC- To become bigger and get more readers, of course. I pride myself in being a blog that really tries to be a little more diverse when it comes to important things like style. What I mean is that I don’t talk exclusively bargains or exclusively designer, I talk about everything.

MVR-What were your hopes, goals, and dreams for Shop In Chic when you first started?

SIC- I wanted to create the best fashion and beauty blog.

MVR-Any last famous words?

SIC- Dream big and always think positive!
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Last notes-don't forget to check out her blog. And if you want to be feauterd in my interview series, feel free to contact me. Click the contact me buttom at the top of the page.

Friday, February 13, 2009

DTV Switch This Upcoming Week!

I believe on Tuesday(Feb 17 2009)some analog broadcast will be turned off for good, but by June 12 all will be shut down. So are you prepared for it?

If you have cable or satalite, don't worry.

If you have analog but have the converter box, you're set.

If you have neither, go out and buy one now! They cost around $40.00 at K-Mart. Also buy a new antenna for DHTV(VHF & UHF).

So don't wait until its too late, if you want to wait until June 12, get the coupon at dtv2009.gov.

So hurry up before you're TV goes out!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Technology Predictions For 2009

Since I have been busy for almost a week and I haven't updated it in a while, I am posting an article that I posted originally on articles base(written by me, of course!) here since I have zero time to write a new article for this blog this week. Feel free to read and comment on it.

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Like everything else that changes and has trends, so does technology. In a sense, that makes it no different from fashion, cars or anything else that comes and goes. Yet unlike those things, technology is always evolving. Newer and better all the time, smaller, faster, higher capability and capacity than the last. Here I will list what is predicted to be hot sellers for 2009 in the ever changing world of technology, while everybody’s pocketbooks/wallets are hurting.

This year, it has been predicted to have booming PC sales, and if its anything like last year-laptops will also have a rising sales. With more and more people trying to have their own small businesses during these tough economic times, they will seek out the latest and fastest PCs. They also will seek out all in one printers to help complete their new at home offices and to save space. We’re likely to see prices drop though, as stores will be forced to lower them in order to survive. It will be a good year for the buyer and bad for the stores.

With the DTV switch coming up and analog going out, we can expect to see Digital TVs prices dropping as well. Like all technology, once it comes main stream, prices drop. Also cable company’s may lose even more customers as more stations and sub-stations will be popping up.

Smart phones and PDA’s may flop, with issues from Blackberry and Iphones people may get turned off. Also with their high prices for services don’t help the wallet.

Mp3 players becoming more mainstream, Ipods might lose the lead. With their high prices and issues known with the newer models, might help lesser known brands gain in sales.

Video Game consoles will likely do well, Xbox and Playstation both have lowered their prices and Wiis are selling very well. Also two new consoles are coming out this year from lesser known GP2X and Zeebo.

Microsoft’s Windows new OS, Windows 7 is in BETA stage and might come out as soon as this year.

Open source software and freeware will be more in demand as people don’t have the money to splurge on pricey software.

Social Networks will still be popping up with no end in sight, the companies who run them can make good money on it.

Blogging and citizen journalism will be growing and making a larger splash in the media world. Perhaps even hurting TV, newspaper and radio in news.



And that’s the prediction for the trends of technology this year 2009. Nobody knows for sure what this year will hold, but we sure can hope for the best.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Craigslist or Criminalslist?

We all know what craigslist.org is, or if you don't-you lived under a rock for years! But its a neat site that has helped millions of people, thanks to it we all have a chance at free ads. But that also makes it perfect for scammers and criminals alike.

We all have seen scams on craiglist or have heard of them on it. But criminals have also been using craigslist to lure their next victims.

Now don't get me wrong, I have used craigslist and I still do. Not everybody who post ads on it are looking to scam you or anything. But you should use it with caution.

Have you had bad luck or good luck with craigslist?

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Google Not So Perfect:Human Error Today


When I first got on today and used Google to on my daily sites that I always go on, I saw they flagged every single site on their search engines. Now I knew this was wrong, so I did a search on 2 other sites and got the exact same error as I did prior. So I used Yahoo instead, no problem....

Well, while doing my research today for this blog, I found out that it wasn't just me who had this issue. Google has released a statement about it on their official blog today. They say they will work hard to find out the cause and to make sure it never happens again.

I doubt they can prevent "human error", every time. Will I use Google less? I don't know! If it keeps happening, I will use it less. But for now, that its fixed, I will still use it.

Were you affected by this?

Read about it here at BBC News

New Blog Roll

I just added a blog roll to my side bar, feel free to join and/or read the blogs on it. Thanks!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

How To Add Meta Tags In Blogger-step by step

As promised, I am going to show you how to do this. Remember that Meta tags are important for SEO. So here it goes-

Step 1-
Go on to your blogger dashboard and click on the word layout under the blog you wish to place these tags. See picture below if you need help.


Step 2-
Click on edit html on the layout page


Step 3-
Place these following tags
meta content='DESCRIPTION HERE' name='description'
meta content='KEYWORDS HERE' name='keywords'
meta content='AUTHOR NAME HERE' name='author'under this tag b include data='blog' name='all-head content'. Make sure you add "<" infront of meta and after the tag ends to place "/>" View picture below if you need help


Step 4-
Once your done, it should look like the picture below


Remember to make sure that the content and name, other wise blogger will see an error. Good luck and feel free to leave comments.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Meta Tags For Blogger? At Last!

Yes, I have been searching forever on how to put those precious mete tags that help ones blog get read by search engines. It's so very important for SEO! Well I have yet to do it for this blog(which I will soon), but I placed them in my other blog thus far. And let me tell you, it was HARD to do. You wouldn't think it is, but like with all programming(CSS,XHMTL,Java,HTML,ect), it has to be perfect. So I had to keep editing and re-editing it until it got accepetd. I'll show you how to place meta tags on blogger tomorrow with pictures.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Apple Changes iTunes


So, I guess Steve Jobs isn't making enough money in his opinion. Apple Inc, is lowering the prices on some songs to $0.69 cents and all tracks now have zero copy protection. Meaning that people like me, who have an mp3 player that isn't in Ipod can move the songs onto them without any issues. Yippe!

Songs will come in 3 tiers of price levels, 0.69, 0.99 and $1.29(that is pricey).

I guess even apple is suffering. I wonder how Zune and Microsoft is doing?.....

Are you happy about this?