Upgrade your TV to LG OLED at Best Buy

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If you are anything like me, you are excited for the holidays. More specifically, Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

This is the time of year I’ve been saving all of dough for and with the leak of some Black Friday ads over the past few weeks, I’m excited to see some non-advertised deals right in my inbox.

Now I have a question for you. . . When’s the last time you upgraded your television?

Don’t be ashamed.

Are you still staring at that 780p HD TV that you bought on sale FIVE Black Fridays ago because you stood in line? Well, I’m here to tell you that it is time to upgrade your options!

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Ask CGGD: Best Ultrabook for me + Top 5 Ultrabooks!

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With the holidays on the horizon, I pulled this question on Ultrabooks out of the mail bag to help out a fellow reader.

Dear CGGD,

The holidays are on the horizon and I really need a great lightweight laptop for the new year and the options are endless between the MacBook air the Samsung brand, I have no idea what to choose I’m looking for the greatest bang for my buck. Help!

Signed,
Lost In Bytes

Well “Lost In Bytes” with Black Friday just a week away and plenty of computer deals on the horizon for the holidays,  I’ll give you some great suggestions on some lightweight laptops or “Ultrabooks” by some of my favorite companies.

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This Week In Tech: Amazon Echo and more!

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In this week’s edition of This Week In Tech, we take a look at the latest and greatest that you surely missed out (or want to forget) this week.

 

First up, Amazon Echo!

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Amazon drooped a doozy on us late this week in a form of a voice controlled speaker named Amazon Echo.

Amazon Echo can play music, set important alarms, and give you up to date information about news and weather. It can even answer questions and is hands-free so you can move it from room to room.

Of course, the internet NEVER fails to create a quick parody. This time, its at Amazon’s expense.

Check it out below (NSFW).

The device costs $199 or $99 for Prime members, but, you need to request an invitation to get it. Stay tuned for more on the Echo as it develops!

 

FitBit…Gone?

Fitbit, a major player in the wearable technology space has been removed from its online stores and is in the process of being removed from the physical stores as well. Conspiracy? MacRumors seems to think it’s the Apple Watch to blame.

 

Just a quick read on what you missed this week! Stay tuned for next weeek!

Ada Lovelace Day: Paying Homage to #STEMSheroes

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Ada Lovelace was a BOSS and I don’t think she gets as much credit as she should. This “Enchantress of Numbers” published her own notes on the analytical engine and helped inspire the first modern day computer. Does Alan Touring ring a bell?

But you already knew that, you read last year’s post.

This year, I’m doing things a little differently…

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Happy Blogaversary to Me!

Hey There,

Yesterday was my Blogaversary! Did you get a chance to read the Ask CGGD topic?

I am so excited to have the opportunity to write about technology, lifestyle and all the geekery that comes along for the last three years.

Having this blog has opened up so many doors. I’ve traveled across the country in the name of tech, I’ve created new friendships, and connected with people all over the world that I’ve never had the opportunity to do without this avenue.

So I’m doing something different this year…

Instead of a giveaway on the actual day or even the week, I’ll be celebrating all month!

I’ll be bringing original content twice a week on topics that I really think you’ll love and launching something BRAND NEW(caps means it’s real) in November!

Speaking of you, I love this space and it’s not just about me. My voice speaks for various communities and populations. I’d like to think that I write about topics that I would hope you would be interested in as well.

Whether I’m writing about Baltimore tech culture or geeky Dr. Who things, I want to make sure I don’t leave you hanging. I’ll definitely keep the hot topic/news articles in the mix but I definitely want to bring some long form/storytelling perspective posts to City Girl Goes Digital.

I also know that it is important to give and receive feedback. I’ve been writing on the web for a long time and not a word goes by without another person’s eyes on it(S/O to the editors of the world…you’re the real MVP). Because of this, I’ve attached the survey to this post and would love if you could fill it out. I’ll have it open and ongoing all month.

Thank you for the love, e-mails, e-hugs and tweets. I can’t want to bring you the best content ever!

xoxo,

Keisha

Ask CGGD: Should I ditch my cable?

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ask cggd ditch cable Everyone knows that I am huge supporter of the cord-cutter movement. I barely watch television anymore (unless I’m a season behind or its network TV). I should be the face of the cordless movement. BUT, I know that sometimes its hard. I’ll cover all the reasons why you should or shouldn’t ditch your cable and some resources to keep you sane. [Read more…]

Digital Girl’s Guide to Moving: The Hunt

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Confession: Up until about 5 years ago, I moved every year. My friends joked that I couldn’t stay in one place and they were tired of lugging my stuff around Baltimore. In my defense, each move happened for one reason or another but each time I’d use the same process.

1. Pick an area
2. Determine wants vs. needs
3. Pick a move-in date

This time, I decided to do things different. Here’s my Digital Girl’s Guide to Moving!

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5 Things You NEED For Back To School

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It’s that time of the year again.

From mad dashes through Wal-Mart for the best deals to printing out class schedules to get educational discounts on new computers ( you know that’s a THING, right?).

Now this post won’t cover what computer  to buy or what classes you need to take. It’s an overview of the things people tend to forget when prepping for college.

Don’t worry, I got ya covered!

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Net Neutrality 101: What You Need To Know

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To be honest, I’ve been meaning to write this post for 6 months but I wanted to make sure I fully understood what Net Neutrality was and how it would affect everyone. As we see ruling being pushed and data STILL being throttled in 2014, I figured I’d sit down and give a quick Net Neutrality 101.

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Let’s dig into it!

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Review: 808 Audio Canz Wireless Speaker

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Anyone who knows me, knows I love a good bluetooth speaker. Long gone are the days when you had to be tethered to a speaker via an auxiliary cord or even putting together an epic mix via CD (remember those?). I’ve had a variety of bluetooth capable speakers of the reviews and for one reason or another just didn’t work out.

Well, Problem solved! Introducing the 808 Audio Canz Wireless Speaker by AudioVoxx!

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Kickstarter Spotlight: Hello Ruby #codelikeagirl

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As you may or may not know, I’ve been on the learn to code journey (consistently) for almost a year! On June 13, I attended a RailsGirlsDC workshop and fell head over heels in love with the language. I connected with so many great women and coaches and I’ve been working hard to get my app to market since then.

Anyway, I ran across an Kickstarter for children called ‘Hello Ruby’ by Linda Liukas (who is AWESOME!) and I immediately wanted to know more about this project.

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The January Monthly Blog Roundup!

This month has been a joy ride for me. I brought in the new year with good friends and food and I’ve been constantly building my brand on and offline.

It’s also been a great month for all things  geeky. From food tech to streaming, I’ve come across some great reads that I hope that you all love as well. Check out the January edition of the monthly blog roundup!

Science:

Shareef Jackson- #CES2014: Gaming, Printing, Exercising

Finance:

Brothatech: Tech Tools To Get Your Money Right In 2014

Food:

Black Girl Nerds: BGN HEALTHY EATING SERIES: 30 GREAT RECIPES FOR A HEALTHY 2014

Kickstarter:

Hello Ruby

Streaming:

Nerdgasm Noire- CINEMOSITY 35 – OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN AND STUFF

Spotlight:

FOCUS100: Blog Your Way To FOCUS100

Is there something that I missed? I’m always looking for a great read for the weekend. Let me know!

Bitcoin 101: Why You Need To Pay Attention

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In the news and all over the web, people have been chatting away about the latest in online currency, Bitcoin. If you are anything like me, you’ve been wondering what in the world is this thing?

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Well…wonder no more. Check out my musings on the elusive currency and why you need to pay attention.

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Are You Ready For Winter Travel?

Are You Ready For Winter Travel?

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Happy New Year! 2013 was an amazing and eye-opening year for myself and CGGD and I know that there is more great things to come. Stay tuned :)

We all love a good vacation…I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who doesn’t enjoy bundling up and hitting the road and traveling to a distance land. Or down to Mom’s house to snag a good meal. Right now as most of the country is riding through the Polar Vortex, travel may not be the first thing on everyone’s mind. Have you seen the temps across the country?

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Although I don’t have any major travel plans for the next few weeks, I am always prepared for a random road trip as long as I have a place to lay my head. (Can I get a witness?) Here are some old and new must haves for your winter travel.

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One Hit Wonders: Technology Flops

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I loved the 90’s. Even though I was born in the late 80’s, everything about me was cultivated in the 90’s. Who could forget this gems:

 

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UPN (Home of Girlfriends, Moesha and the latter years of Buffy) 

 

Just as UPN didn’t last past the late 90’s/early 00’s, there are a few technology flops that need to be recognized in the history of fails.

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