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Black Friday and Foursquare

The day after Thanksgiving in the United States has been dubbed Black Friday and is considered the first day of the holiday shopping season. Although the stores begin selling their holiday wares as soon as Halloween ends, many sales are centered around this popular shopping day and there were two such deals on the location based social media network Foursquare.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

As I continue to blog twice a week, I realize that no matter what I write, it will mostly go unread in the second half of this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, so I thought I would just wish everyone a happy, healthy Thanksgiving filled with friends, family and lots of food! And let’s not forget the leftovers the next day.

Sears Automotive Messed Up My Car. Again.

After the adventures of the Dude, My Car trilogy, I thought it might be a good idea to do some maintenance on it. An oil change and car wash seemed to be the order of the day. Unfortunately, it was my choice of vendors was not quite on the same par as the thought itself.

Review: Motorola Finiti

Each year, the technology advances and the companies release the next iteration of their technology. With the driving laws requiring headsets when driving, it’s important to have a good bluetooth headset. The Finiti is the latest bluetooth headset from Motorola, which incorporates the latest in Motorola’s Motospeak and CrystalTalk technologies.

Apple, Lala and The Beatles

On Monday, Apple changed the frontpage of their website to announce their next big thing. “Tomorrow is just another day. That you will never forget.” teased the “exciting announcement” on their website along with clocks citing world times – 10 am in New York and 7 am in California for those of us in the United States – and at that time came the most anti-climactic announcement since Steve Jobs returned to Apple, the Beatles have come to the iTunes store.

One Click Rooting, Screenshots and Free Wifi Tethering for the Droid

I previously wrote about how to root the Droid, but since then, there have been updates to the Android operating system, which would require you to install updates, which may have caused the Droid to be unrooted or simply a new phone which was not rooted back then. Since that time, it has become a very simple, one click process to root the phone and add features not normally part of the Android OS.

Lego + Android = MINDdroid

The MINDdroid app is a remote control app for Lego Mindstorms. ┬áBased on the way the phone is held, the car will move forward, backward and turn by working two motors. By pressing a button on-screen, a third motor can be triggered to perform an action, like firing a weapon or working an arm. The […]

I Will Be Speaking at Meat and Tweet on Monday

This coming Monday, November 8, 2010 at 6pm, I will be speaking at the Meat and Tweet networking event at Morton’s Steakhouse in White Plains. I will be talking about Social Media for Small Business, where I will be telling people about how to use things like Facebook and Twitter to promote their businesses.

The Lego TARDIS Is On Display in NYC

As a member and co-founder of the New York based Lego User’s Group known as I LUG NY, I have the opportunity to to display my Lego sculptures at many events, including First Robotics conventions and the World Maker Faire. The Lego Group is reintroducing their community windows in their stores, and when I LUG NY volunteered to do the windows in the New York and New Jersey stores, I jumped at the chance to display in Lego’s flagship store in Rockefeller Center.

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