MacBook Pro Price Reduced

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I just noticed that the price of MacBook Pro has been reduced. The new MacBook Pro comes with more options to choose with lower prices and better battery life. This is awesome!! I always dream to get one of MacBook Pro, but the price is always ridiculously expensive. Now, it looks like more affordable. The 13″ MacBook Pro looks nice!! 7-hours battery life sounds so GREAT!

 

For college students, Apple offers a free iPod Touch if you get a Mac too. What a deal!

 

Six Flags Filing for Bankruptcy

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Theme-park chain Six Flags announced Saturday that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 🙁  What a sad news!! I went to Six Flags in CA like many many years ago and I loved it. I remembered that there were a lot of long-ride roller coasters which were fun fun fun. I had a great time there. It was too sad that I’ve been there only once. I never really had a chance to Six Flags again even though they have it in New Orleans and Atlanta which are the city that I have visited the most.

 

 

However, the filing will not affect the operation of the company’s 20 parks in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  So, I guess Six Flags company may struggle with financial problems and they are trying to survive from economic crisis situation. They cannot afford to lose the parks yet. Cool!

 

Source: CNN

iPhone 3G S

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The new iPhone came out sooner than I thought. Here it comes – iPhone 3G S (S represents SPEED!). The iPhone 3GS has a new processor built-in. Apple claims that it is up to two times faster than the previous generation: Launching messages is 2.1 faster, load the NY Times in Safari: 2.9 times faster. It also consumes less, which has an impact on the improved battery life. Camera is improved – 3 megapixels sensor, special macro and low light modes, auto focus, auto exposure, and auto white balance, etc. (Check out for more detail from Gizmodo’s feature guide)

 

 

MSNBC reported about its price that

AT&T customers who are new to the carrier, or whose two-year contracts expire just in time to get Apple’s new iPhone 3GS, will pay $199 for the 16-gigabyte version and $299 for the 32 GB model with a new contract. But existing AT&T customers who are in mid-contract and want to upgrade may have to pay $200 more. Yuckkkk!!

 

iPhone 3GS will be available on June 19 with the price of $199/$299 for only new and qualifying AT&T customers with (of course) 2-year contract. However,

AT&T also lists pricing for customers who do not want to sign a contract with AT&T. It is $699 for the 32 GB iPhone 3GS, $599 for the 16 GB version, $549 for the 16 GB iPhone 3G and $499 for the 8GB iPhone 3G.

Apple has Monday it has sold more than 40 million iPhones and iPod touches since the devices were first released nearly two years ago.

 

Source: MSNBC

National Doughnut Day

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Today is not only the Earth day, but also National Doughnut day. So.. get free Doughnut on June 5th from Krispy Kreme. This promotional offer is good for one doughnut of choice per customer.

 

Nokia N97 is Coming

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The latest Nokia cell phone in N series is coming soon. The N97 will pack with ton of features. This model is a bit different from others in the same series. The N97 can slide on the side! Take a look at the preview.

 

 

 PC World reported that

the N97 will cost$699. Nokia did not confirm an official launch date for the U.S.. However, in the U.K. the phone will be available on June 19 at the company’s flagship stores, so it is safe to assume that the New York and Chicago Nokia stores will carry the phone around the same time.

 

Also, you can pre-order an N97 as of today from Nokia’s website, in either black or white.

 

The N97 features a 5-megapixel camera, 32GB of on-board storage (expandable with up to 16GB via microSD), GPS, and a full QWERTY keyboard. The N97 is set to battle-it-out this summer with the Palm Pre (coming on June 6) and Apple’s new iPhone.

 

Source: PC World

Bing

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I believe that Hotmail is one of the most popular free email account. I’m also a fan of Hotmail. Although I have a Live email account, i tend to check MSN or Hotmail email account more often. One easy way to go to your Inbox is to visit Live.com, but last week Microsoft has launched a new project called Bing. If you visit Live.com, it will redirect you to Bing.com instead. Microsoft has claimed that Bing is their new search engine that is more efficient than the Live search. However, some reviewers doubt that Bing will beat Google (one of the most popular search engine).

Source: TechTree

 

 

You will be the judge!!

Unthink KFC

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Brandon just gave me a coupon that I can use get 2 piece meal from KFC. It comes with two pieces of grilled chicken, two individual sides, and a biscuit. Whoo hoo.. thanks to Oprah Winfrey Show!!

 

This coupon is good until May 19, but not valid on Mother’s day (May 10). You can download the KFC coupon from this website – unthinkkfc.com. You can print up to 4 coupons per computer. Photocopy is not valid. Enjoy!

 

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Skype Unlimited Country

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Skype offers 25% off discount when you sign up a 12-month subscription for the unlimited country plan. This is a great deal. Normally, Skype will charge you 5.95 per month for this plan and 12.95 for the Unlimited World. There is a small difference between the Unlimited Country and Unlimited World. For the Unlimited Country plan  you will have to select only one country for the unlimited call. If you have the Unlimited World, you can have unlimited call to any country (that Skype offers a service).

 

For some countries, Skype allows you to make a phone call to a cell phone with no additional charge. So, you can either call a land-line or cell phone from either Unlimited World or Unlimited Country plan. However, only Unlimited Country subscription that is on SALE now. It ends TODAY!!

 

Especially, it works out great for me because I call Thailand a lot. Now, Skype offers unlimited calls for both land-lines and cell phones for Thailand. The quality of service is way better than my phonecard purchased from BanKhaNom Thai.

 

Skype even adds couple bonuses. You can get a Skype ToGo number which allows you to make a local phone call to connect to the Skype Hub/Sever before connecting to the destination. But, of course you will lose your air time if you use your cellphone to make a phone call. However, it allows you to make a phone call anytime and anywhere you want without using a computer with the Internet connection. How convenient!! In addition, you can get a free Voice Mail service too.

 

This is the best deal ever!

WHO had declared a phase 5 outbreak

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In addition to declare a phase 5 outbreak, WHO had renamed “Swine Flu” to original, technical term of influenza A (H1N1). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and officials in several states have confirmed at least 120 cases. They are in New York, Texas, California, South Carolina, Delaware and scattered cases in Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Minnesota, Colorado, Georgia and Maine.

 

Source: News

Surprise! Surprise! It’s a brick and rocks!

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I found two different news happened in two places, but they share the same kind of trick. Yesterday, I read news about a lady from Florida purchased a new Nintendo DSi for $138 from Walmart. She bought it as a birthday present for her son. When her son opened the box, they both were shocked because there was NO DSi in the box. Instead, the box filled with rocks wrapped in the latest Chinese newspaper.She went back to Walmart and complained about the shocking incident. Wal-Mart initially refused to take the rocks back, deferring to Nintendo, which did the same. Ultimately, Wal-Mart gave in when it was discovered that not only was the box full of rocks, it was full of rocks that had already been returned to the store by a previous customer. The store ended up giving her a refund and a gift certificate for $20. I guess Walmart wants her to buy a planter or vase to fill up those rocks.. hahaha!

Another news I read today was similar to the Walmart incident, but it happened at Best Buy. A customer purchased a MacBook Pro for $2164.89, and when he got home, he learned that it was only a red brick packed with bubble wrap inside the box. He went back to the Best Buy store and talked to the manager who was not willing to help at all. In addition, the manager claimed that Apple sealed the box and there was nothing to do with Best Buy. Therefore, Best Buy will not be responsible for this incident.

 

Source: BoingBoing 

 OMG… it’s pretty obvious that Best Bust looks guilty!!  So.. people.. please remember to check your laptop, notebook, MacBook, etc at the Best Buy store before you leave to make sure there was no brick in there!!