by Nina Pena on July 27th, 2015
It seems lately every tech event I go to, especially this year, there are more 3D printers on display. I was contacted by my pals at Dynamism to post a list of the top 10 3D printers that Dynamisim has currently. The list was created by Douglas Krone, CEO of Dynamism. In case you are not familiar with Dynamism it is an exclusive provider of next-generation technology and offers 3D printers that are currently leading the pack.*
Dynamism CEO Douglas Krone says: “3D printing technology is changing the landscape of innovation, design, education and countless other sectors. Dynamism provides expertise coupled with the best 3D printers on the market.”
I personally believe they are still on the pricey side and the chances of me purchasing one would be slim to none until the price point goes down. They are very neat though and I have seen then in action at various tech events. They still are rather large as well and my condo is already maxed out on gadgets and tech toys, so alas I will only get to admire them from afar.
If you have an extra thousand bucks just laying around and want a 3D printer here’s a list of the top 10 3D printers from Douglas Krone, CEO of Dynamism:
- Ultimaker²: $2,499
With printing speeds ranging from 30 to 300 mm/s, the Ultimaker² is designed to give prints an accurate and precise finish. The Ultimaker² has a layer resolution reaching up to 20 microns which helps produce high-quality results. As an industry leading desktop printer, this 3D printer is capable of giving fast and thorough prints, no matter the quantity of prints.
by Nina Pena on July 22nd, 2015
Like the tech geek I am I found out my neighborhood in Austin was getting Google Fiber.
Per its site Google Fiber starts with a connection that’s up to 1,000 megabits per second, instant downloads, TV like no other…and endless possibilities. Considering I curse Time Warner at least once a day with random errors I got Google Fiber.
I registered for it during ACL 2014 to be one of the first people in Austin to get Google Fiber. I was not sure what the experience would be since it’s so new but I was excited to try it out.
At the beginning of April I got Google Fiber installed and I have to say the ascetics of the Google Fiber box installed could be a little sleeker. I know this is the first round of Google Fiber but it’s an eye sore and they didn’t even line it up with my other plugs in the wall next to it. I stare at it daily and starting to consider a new furniture piece because it’s driving me nuts (that’s what sucks about working from home).
Though it has been installed; I won’t know and it won’t work till mid-summer or early fall. Per their site “We can’t bring Fiber to everyone in Austin at once – so we’re building in phases, starting with South and Southeast Austin. More areas will be opening in the coming months.”
To locate where if your neighborhood will become a “Fiberhood” you can find it here.
by Nina Pena on July 14th, 2015
One of the fabulous things about having a birthday in July is all the Christmas in July sales!
Amazon.com, for the first time ever, will have a Prime Day Sale for prime members tomorrow! What’s prime day dare you ask?
Prime Day is a one-day shopping event on July 15, 2015, with more deals than Black Friday. Prime members can shop exclusive deals from electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and much more. Members will find deals starting at midnight PDT, with new deals starting throughout the day, as often as every ten minutes.
I’m an Amazon prime member and I am STOKED for tomorrow’s Prime Day sales! Guess who will be up till midnight tonight waiting for Prime Day?
If you are not a Prime member Try Prime today and get immediate access to deals on July 15.*
by Nina Pena on June 30th, 2015
E3 2015 in LA was a blast and the largest attendance I have seen ever. More than 52,200 video game professionals, analysts, journalists, and enthusiasts, representing 109 countries attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced at the close of E3 2015.
On display at the global video game event were more than 1,600 products from 300 exhibitors. ESA, which owns and produces E3, also revealed that E3 2016 will take place June 14-16 in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
I have attended E3 for cutegeek.com and SF Examiner a couple times and every time I over book myself or wasn’t cool enough. This year I made a change and I only RSVP’d for the events and booths I was interested in. Below are the event’s and booths I attended or attempted due to long lines (in no specific order).
- Xbox Briefing which revealed Xbox One Games and a place to play games like Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Forza Motorsport 6. This event apparently was the only one with Fable Legends and Gears of War, and the only place to play all new EA games before they launch.**
- Thd Rockband 4 event which the “FREESTYLE GUITAR SOLO” GAMEPLAY was revealed. The lines were so long I did not get to play but I did see a bunch of people test it. To see the Rock Band 4: Behind the Scenes with Freestyle Guitar Solos click here. Also pre-order today and get 30 extra bonus songs!***
by Nina Pena on June 11th, 2015
E3 2015 this cutegeek.com girl is taking it by storm!
After 6 years at cutegeek.com I still can’t believe how many tech events we have attended. In 2009 it was my first E3 experience as media with my partner Radiris.
Last year I attended E3 alone as media for the first time and though I missed Radiris I had a blast (Though the Xbox people weren’t very nice and their booth babes were ignorant). I played in a splatoon tournament (pretty sure I lost it for the team but it was fun), I hope they have that this year.
This year I have signed up to attend PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox briefings along with visiting some of my favorite games and accessories. I also got the E3 App which I did not install last year and it’s a huge help for anyone attending E3 2015 (especially the “maps” and “locate me”).
To follow my E3 2015 journey you check me out on twitter @nrpena or on the examiner here.
I hope to see you all attending at E3 2015 and if you want to book quick briefings fill out the below form:
by Nina Pena on June 3rd, 2015
Nintendo was the first gaming consoles we had growing up. My little brother and I mostly played Super Mario Bros. & Legends of Zelda together all the time. We mostly bonded but sometimes we would get into huge fights, especially if he was winning and I pressed reset button. Till this day my brothers are not only family but my best friends who kicked it on gaming!
This year Nintendo will be celebrating National Friends Day on June 8th! Continue Reading…
by Nina Pena on May 19th, 2015
Happy World Wide IBD Day! I’ll never forget my first IBD attack; I was 13 and begging god to make the pain to go away in the fetal position on the bathroom floor helpless. Till this day there is no resolution but only speculation of possibly genetics that causes IBD. I have watched my mom suffer with Crohns since I was a child and the hardest thing is when my doctor told my mom I’m sick with Pan Ulcerative Colitis and Colon Cancer by 35…no mom wants to hear that. Worldwide, five million people live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). World IBD Day is marked on 19 May each year. World IBD Day is led by patient organisation representing 35 countries on four continents from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, 28 European nations through the umbrella organisation EFCCA, Israel, Japan, New Zealand to the United States of America. This year’s efforts center around a global video campaign encouraging anyone impacted by IBD to share their story in a short video with the unifying theme of “United We Stand.” So here is my video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOI33xLkScI
by Nina Pena on May 11th, 2015
I went to the Swatch My Pet and Me with Mrs. Sizzle event in downtown Austin last week at the Swatch store.
Swatch’s quote for the new My Pet and Me line is: “The love of my life is a beastly thing: a feathery, furried, four-legged frog, a cat by day and a dog by night—a creature of my dreams, you see. We’re a happy couple, my beast and me, free to think and free to be.”
I couldn’t agree more as owner to Chloe the Wonder Dog! The new My Pet and Me line is obviously influenced by our best friends…our pets!
It was a great event that allowed dogs to partake in the festivities at the launch of the My Pet and Me collection. There were doggies treats galore and pretzel doggie bone for us humans. Not only was the new collection very cute I met some amazing doggies! One in particular who’s eyes were cut out and he is now blind; fortunately he has good parents who adopted him.
The Swatch new My Pet and Me line included the 1, 2, 3 SOLEIL, TIERGARTEN, CATTITUDE, ANDY BABY, WILD TOTEM, and CHOUPINOU that start at $60.00 and can be purchased here!
Thank you Swatch for the invite; as a dog lover I enjoyed the event and the launch of your new line of My Pet and Me.
by Nina Pena on May 6th, 2015
SXSW each year grows immensely and I think 2015 technology had a huge presence than the past (though the rain sucked).
This year my favorite app was GINX; a new app that former NFL Star Gerome Sapp launched while there.
A year ago I met Gerome Sapp while he was introducing his vision of GINX at SXSW 2014.
For the longest time I thought he must have changed his name to Gerome’s App but that is a HUGE negative. I embarrassing may have asked him that after an adult beverage….but it’s truly is Gerome Sapp (though if he did that would be a hilarious branding concept).
SO What’s GINX?!?!
Glad you asked! Like my day job I created bullet points:
- Every community is focused around the hashtag initiative and its ideas, interests, and passions.
- Like flashmobs, these communities expire after a certain amount of time.
- Participants vote on each other’s images to determine the best represention of the hashtag.
- When the time expires, the participant with the most community votes for their image is crowned STAR of that hashtag and could win big rewards!
- When adding an asterisk in front of your hashtag in Instagram it’s called “Ginx’ing.” (I got to stay current with the social media lingo or this cutegeek will turn into old geek).
If you are still confused on what the GINX app is this video can help guide you on how to utilize GINX with social media:
GINX is available on iPhones and Androids. Start Ginx’ing with me cutegeek fans! While my profile is not fully done on GINX during SXSW I used the asterisks in front of the the hashtag allot to find hot topics.
To check out my Q&A with Gerome Sapp & GINX on examiner.com click here. Happy Ginx’ing cutegeek fans!