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Consumer Reports on iPhone 4 – It’s not Recommended (yet).

Consumer Reports, probably the biggest non-profit organization for recommendation of consumer products in the U.S., said today they cannot/will not recommend iPhone 4 due to its antenna flaw.  They are probably right as Consumer Reports is the most unbiased reviewer out there.

For the rest of consumers, don’t buy an iPhone 4 until Apple fixes the Antenna issue or at least provides a “free fix”.

We reached this conclusion after testing all three of our iPhone 4s (purchased at three separate retailers in the New York area) in the controlled environment

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UK Opens its Very First BestBuy Store!)

BestBuy (BBY), the widely popular gadgets/consumer electronics store in America currently, opens its very first BestBuy store in the UK.   Look at all those people!!! (I think more people than at Black Friday)

via engadget

Press Release:

1 May 2010

BEST BUY UK ENDS SUCCESSFUL FIRST DAY

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DealMax – SUPER Deals on Gadgets This Week!

There has been a never better time to spend your money on an iPad but you might want to check out these deals first because you can get so much more for your dollar!

Deals on Gadgets from OnSale.com:

Gateway LT2032u Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz 10.1″ Netbook with 7 hours of battery life (6-cell Li-ion)- 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD ONLY $274.99 – This Gateway netbook is certainly not to be missed, take advantage as it’s almost half the price of an iPad plus it can view FLASH!!!

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Home Buying DIY – How to Get FREE Government Grants/Aids for First-Time Homebuyers in the U.S.!

Last time I showed you how you can get an FHA loan to buy a new home in the U.S. with just 3% down-payment.  Well, there’s also additional free government grants/aids for first-time homebuyers.

For those of you with enough down payment but cannot afford the closing costs, CHDAP can be great for helping you to get that money and it’s a “deferred” loan, meaning you might not have to pay any interests until years later.

These government grant

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Montblanc’s Gandhi Pen Sells for $23,000!

Today’s subject, “Montblanc’s Gandhi Pen”.  Oh Gawd, they are using one of history’s honorable figures as part of their marketing scheme, a pen that sells for $23,000.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Montblanc pens too but not for this pen, it’s simply *disgusting* marketing ploy as far as I can tell.

You know what I think, I think Gandhi would be very very proud. (*sarcastic*)

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FRAUD ALERT FOR BUSINESS OWNERS – Business Filings Division Scam!

There’s a lot of scam companies out there but today I was about to send a $239 check to the State of California and upon closer inspection, found a “clearly” scam/fraud company.

I just wanted to get the word out to other business owners who might receive similar letter from this scam company, they could be literally making millions of dollars from unsuspecting business owners and corporations.

Read more at my business blog here.

Talk about major fraud.  I don’t kno

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DealMax – Hammacher Schlemmer COUPON – FREE SHIPPING This Month!

Hammacher Schlemmer is offering FREE SHIPPING this month on any items over $99.

The new coupon code for October is good for all sales over $99 and is: “HSOCTFS”

This code is valid 10/1/09 until 11/1/09. Free Shipping on orders over $99 at Hammacher Schlemmer with Code: HSOCTFS – Limited Time Offer

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Pool Hack – How to Install a 50-Feet Lap Pool in your Small Yard!

Do you like swimming?  Do you have no space for a 50-feet lap pool in your backyard?  Does it snow where you live?

If you answered yes to any of those questions above, you might be happy to learn that there IS a way to install a 50-feet lap pool in your backyard or even garage!

iPool is such a pool that will let you swim practically forever using the adjustable harness.  This could be a great way to help your kids learn to swim and keep them away from big pools, which could be potentially hazardous to small toddlers.

There’s two versions of the iPool, the

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Bank of America ATMs Wasting Energy, Turn that LCD OFF Please!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT_YdfMU3Ig

Here’s my letter to BofA and any other ATM-owing banks in the world who leave their ATM LCD on all night long:

Dear CEO of BofA and other banks that leave their ATMs on at night:

It’s 3:35AM over here in California, I have not been able to goto sleep tonight so I am working(blogging) in my car again.  Anyways, I parked my car by a local stripmall where I’ve noticed that Bank of America ATM machine LCDs are on as bright as hell.

Suddenly I realized how many BofA ATMs were out there and how much energy

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Outdoor Misting Fan Review!

Do you live in hot weather?  Can’t enjoy the outdoor life because it’s too HOT?

Well, don’t worry, the Outdoor Misting Fan is here to rescue.  The Outdoor Misting Fan features ability to act as a fan with powerful thrust of mist that can come straight from your garden hose.

I just got back from Texas last night for a business trip and I have to say if you live in hot weather areas like Texas, Florida, or many p

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