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Five Stages Of Your Digital Detox To Become Refreshed, Connected & Balanced

February 3rd, 2016 by Christen

From the beginning of smartphones and apps we’ve learned the digital doctrine of ABC’s (Always Be Connected.)  Now with the help of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – we’re obsessed with starring at our phones 50, 100 and even up to 300 times a day.  Many people choose to dedicate the beginning of the year to fresh new year’s resolutions for fitness, finances and even digital health and wellness.  I personally decided to refresh by going on a much needed digital detox.

 

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There are plenty of benefits & a few setbacks that a digital detox can bring in your life – discover the five stages of a digital detox and how starting healthier digital habits can leave your refreshed and connectedly balanced for the new year below.

 

Preparation:

Preparing for a break from digital devices and social media takes determination and having a complete goal in mind.  Whether it’s spending time working on interpersonal relationships or just taking a break from feeding the social media beast preparing for your digital detox takes time.

Benefits – Whether going on a digital diet and minimizing your time on your smartphone, tablet or other electronics or slowing up your social media intake on Facebook or Instagram, taking the right approach on how far to take your digital detox will only work out if you determine what you want to get out of your detox in the long run. 

 

Anxiety:

You’re bound to get anxious once you determine to take the leap into a detox like this but remember though this confrontation can be difficult at first, the pay off is significant. Many detoxers find a real world connectedness that enriches and enhances our lives in a way no Wi-Fi connection can.

Benefits – Some of the changes you should anticipate after a digital detox are more balanced and calmer calmer feeling in your life due to periodically stopping the continual digital exposure throughout your day. You’ll feel more rested, more aware, more present, more productive and less overwhelmed and stressed out. You’ll also feel more connected to your work, love relationships, family, friends and yourself.

 

Relief:

After taking the leap and going through with your digital detox, to your relief you’ll find that it’s actually easier than you thought it would be.  After all, you’ve lived a life before gadgets and social media so surely you’ll be able to conquer what life is like without it.

Benefits:  You can be so preoccupied with your digital devices that it’s all too easy to inadvertently sacrifice time, relationships, sleep, focus, productivity and balance in your life. Many people are not even aware of the toll their extensive usage of digital devices costs them until they have suffered a loss or upset because of this.  The relief you’ll experience during the digital detoxification process is just the beginning to a life of balance and how happy you’re truly feel once you complete your challenge.

 

Transparency:

Once you reach a level of contentment with your digital detox, you’ll find yourself breathing a sigh of relief and coming to terms with just how dependent you were on “likes”, “shares”, “comments” and “checkins”. The digital age has changed the levels of transparency that we expect from ourselves and others.  Keep it real with yourself about your addiction and what you’d like to gain from your detox and instantly feel the weight of the world wide web off your shoulders and the freedom to live your life the way you want to live.

Benefits:  There’s a saying “The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist.” (-Zig Ziglar) The moment you become transparent with yourself, you’re able to recognize what areas in life that you’d like to improve.  When you have a digital detox you feel more rested and less stressed. Who wouldn’t want to feel less stressed?

 

Maverick:

Reaching the final stage of your digital detoxification is where you begin to feel all the benefits in a euphoric way.  You’ll begin to feel more rested, more aware, more present, more productive and less overwhelmed and stressed out. You’ll also feel more connected to work, love relationships, family, friends and to yourself. This time of self awareness will empower you to rebel against the norm of social media use and will make you feel like a maverick and true trendsetter of creating a balanced life.

Benefits:  Creating a life lived on your terms will empower you to own your happiness and create long-term, meaningful connections with coworkers, friends, family and more.  The biggest benefit of them all, you’ll live a happier and healthier life!

 

After completing my digital detox for the month of January, I feel more relaxed and have a new perspective on how I use social media.  After all, isn’t social media supposed to be used to facilitate connections?  If FOMO (fear of missing out) is a little too strong in your life, maybe a digital detox is just what you need to jumpstart your new year.

Have you tried a digital detox yet? What was the biggest benefit for you?

DivasandDorks.com Talks What’s Trending In Tech On TVOne

January 11th, 2016 by Christen

 

CES 2016 wrapped last week as the most successful technology trade shows to date, breaking records across the board launching unique and exciting innovations to the world.  CES (also known as the Consumer Electronics Show) is the super bowl of the tech world for the New Year. From gadgets to make your home smarter, to personal robotic butlers and more, discover what’s trending from the best of CES 2016 below.

For The Home

 

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Samsung Smart Fridge Family Hub

Could you imagine a home appliance that multitasks, organizes groceries and provides super cool entertainment too?  The Samsung Smart Fridge provides all that AND MORE!  Efficiently manage grocery shopping and keep tabs on grocery expiration dates every time you open the refrigerator door.  The 21.5″ full HD LCD screen display not only looks good on the outside, but there’s a camera on the inside that captures a snapshot and will let you know when it’s time to pick up more eggs, milk or other grocery essentials.  This smart home addition isn’t cheap, if you want to upgrade your home with the refrigerator of the future, be prepared to spend some major “dough”.

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[Price: $5,000]

 


 

 

 

 

 

Flic Smart Home Button

What if you could order a pizza, set movie night ambiance or instantly call a taxi from a click of smart button?  The Flic Smart Home button revolutionizes the way you create a connected home and is so easy, even a kid could do it.  Flic is a small wireless button that you can stick anywhere to automate practically any home gadget powered by electricity.  Triggered by a click, double click and hold you can activate simple home solutions that’ll save you time and money.  With the Flic Smart home button safety is a click away. With Flic you can alert your friends and family with your exact GPS-location if you’re ever in trouble. Flic integrates with your phone’s GPS functionality to keep you safe no matter what.

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[Price: $34]

 


Must Read:  Time Inc Honors Women Who Spark In STEM And Tech At CES


 

 

For You

 

 

 

INTEL HOVERBOARD BUTLER ROBOT

 

Intel Hoverboard Butler (Segway Robot)

If you’ve been waiting for a real-life version of “Rosie The Robot” from the popular 80’s cartoon, The Jetsons you’d be happy to discover that Intel showcased the multitasking, ridable robot named the Segway Robot.  Not only is this  personal transportation device aka a hoverboard, but the display screen allows the robot to make cute faces, mobile arms move around making it the best front door greeter anyone could own. Although it won’t be available until next year, we’re sure that it’ll be loaded with amazing updates to make this personal hoverboard robot the must have cyborg for the holidays.

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ShareRoller E-Power For Bikes

Introducing ShareRoller. The world’s first removable, portable, multi-platform electric drive that powers regular bikes, share bikes, folding bikes, and even kick scooters If you’ve ever needed a boost while riding your bike across town or up a hill, the ShareRoller is for you!  The petite electrical attachment will transform any regular bike to an electric bike, fueling it up to 750 watts of power.  With ShareRoller, you can propel yourself effortlessly at 20mph+ without pedaling for 14 to 20 miles of range, even garner extended range of up to 36 miles.

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[Price: $649]


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Parrot Disco Drone

Parrot has introduced a different kind of drone and it’s the Parrot Disco.  The Disco is the first-ever wing-shaped drone that you can fly – no experience necessary.  The take off is automatic, you simply launch the Disco into the air (as you would a paper airplane).  It gains altitude and waits for your control via RC controller or wifi Skycontroller.  This isn’t your ordinary drone, reaching speeds close to 50mph the Parrot Disco (when paired with in-App Flight Plan) makes flying on autopilot easy and offers a flight time of 45 minutes.

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Must Read: Tech-Savvy Secrets To SuperSize Your 52-Week Money Savings Challenge


 

For Life

 

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VR Headsets

For gamers, Virtual Reality is huge and there are a few VR headsets making waves on the CES show floor.  From Samsung’s Gear VR (which consumers can buy in stores today) to HTC’s Vive headset which integrates a camera, which will help show the “real” world around you – this trend of immersive entertainment is becoming highly popular, but it’ll cost you.  The VR headsets range from $59 to $600 each.

 


 

 

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Ripple Maker Machine + App

The Ripple Maker has been wowing coffee lovers in NYC with its ability to produce high-res Ripples onto lattes, cappuccinos, or any foam-topped drink in a matter of seconds. Now the Coffee Ripples App empowers anyone with a smartphone to turn ordinary beverages into extraordinary experiences by creating inspiring Ripples from any image, photo or message they choose or create.

 

 

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These are just a few innovations shared today on News One Now, but if you want to discover more innovation and technology from CES 2016, visit DivasandDorks.com all week long and get social with us on TwitterFacebookYouTube and more!

This One Tech Tip Will Speed Up Your iPhone For Good

October 21st, 2015 by Tech Staff

We at Divas and Dorks have a thing for empowering our readers with tips and tricks to make your digital life easier. From the best camera tips to tricks that’ll help you get the most out of your smartphone – tech tips are what we do!

Did you know that twice a year, there’s a way to optimize your smartphone and tablet speeds? Hey iPhone users, have you been noticing that your iPhone is running a little sluggishly lately? It’s highly possible your speeds are getting bogged down with unnecessary things in your storage — like your Safari cache.  Some may argue that your Safari cache actually helps you load pages faster, and that’s true… but the trade-off is you may find that your phone has slowed down. It’s also possible that due to an bulky cache that hasn’t been cleared since the beginning of TIME, you phone gets confused and your pages don’t load correctly.

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How To Increase Your iPhone Speed 

Simply go to Settings > Safari and scroll down to “Clear History and Website Data.” When you tap on that, a pop-up notification will alert you that “Clearing will remove history, cookies, and other browsing data.”

To translate this into layman’s terms: It erases documentation of all the sites you’ve surfed on your browser. It also deletes cookies, which are essentially messages that go from an Internet server to your web browser that help identify you (i.e. provides your login info or customize your pages). Also, it gets rid of other data like the time you visited, page titles, etc.

Just confirm you want to clear all that out and voilà! You’ve made your iPhone/iPad just a tad faster.

Need a little more speed? Try it out and let us know in the comments how well it works for you!

Back To School Gift Guide [Kids] – Ten Essentials Every Kid Needs Before Heading Back To School

August 31st, 2015 by Tech Staff

Tech For Kids Back To School Guide 2015 Kids

 

 

Long gone are the days of notebooks and #2 pencils making the top ranks of school syllabus sheets – now it’s all about going digital and going green (without costing you a lot of green.)  We’ve polled our favorite back-to-school kids of all ages for approved essentials that every kid needs! From elementary accessories to high tech computing – you’ll find the best gifts in our Back-To-School Gift Guide: Kids Edition below!

 

LG G Stylo

LG G Stylo

Forgot your laptop or notebook? No sweat. The LG G Stylo‘s built-in stylus and large, 5.7-inch screen give you room to write. It sells on T-Mobile, Sprint and Boost Mobile for between $200 and $300 and you can find a deal from Walmart Family Mobile with unlimited talk, data and web for $29.88/month.

 

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Hynes Eagle Cute Emoji Backpack

Ok, so it’s not technically classified as tech for kids, but anything Emoji-related is just too cool not to include for back to school!  Why not send your kids back to school with personal style! It’s a designer backpack will let everyone’s eyes light up.

 

For The Home:

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Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast is a cheap and easy video streamer is arguably the best technology you can get for your home right now. These are small boxes or “sticks” you plug into any free HDMI port on a TV. The most affordable one at $35 or less is the Google Chromecast. It delivers most of the key streaming services (Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Pandora, YouTube, Watch ESPN and many others), but the main caveat is that you need to use your smartphone or tablet as the remote

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Sol Republic Punk

Sol Republic Punk: Looking for a more rugged wireless speaker? The Sol Republic Punk is water-resistant, so it’s great for the kids by the pool, beach or early morning back to school showers. Originally priced at $70, it can now be found for about $50 bucks.

 

For The Classroom

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

Students, grab your pens and pencils. This Lenovo tablet features AnyPen technology which mean, well, you can essentially use any pen as a stylus. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with AnyPen is ultra-compact, sitting at 8-inches, and it has a built-in kickstand to make using it in class easy. You can write an essay while it’s propped up on your lap or comfortably grip it by its chunky rounded edge while reading or surfing the Web.

 

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Fire HD 6 Kids Edition, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case

A full-featured Fire HD 6 or Fire HD 7 tablet that includes a beautiful HD display and Dolby Audio that’s perfect for watching movies like Finding Nemo, plus a fast quad-core processor that ensures quick app launch times and smooth games and video. Fire HD Kids Edition has a 2MP rear-facing camera that allows for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, and a front-facing camera that’s perfect for when you want to set up video calls between kids and grandparents.

 

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For Play

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PlayStati0n 4

Back to school time is hard work, and kids of all ages can appreciate a reward like a new gaming console.  The time is now to buy a new-generation console and you can’t go wrong with a PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 system opens the door to an incredible journey through immersive new gaming worlds and a deeply connected gaming community. PS4 puts gamers first with an astounding launch lineup and over 180 games in development. Play amazing top-tier blockbusters and innovative indie hits on PS4.

 

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VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

Perfect for young photographers, this durable smartwatch makes it easy to take photos and record videos on the go. They can also use the touch screen to explore their creativity with fun photo effects, frames and filters. The splash-proof smartwatch has four learning games, a voice recorder with 5 voice changing effects and a micro USB cable, which can be used to upload photos and videos as well as recharge the battery.

 

Looking for a few ideas for the college co-eds in your life?  Check out our picks for back to school college essentials below!

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Back To School Gift Guide 2015 – College Essentials CoEds Needs Before Heading To Campus

 

 

Just in case you’re looking for more options, check out Best Buy’s Deal of the Day for the latest tech deals and unbelievable prices! Shop Online at BestBuy.com

 

Now that you have a list of tech deals perfect for you or your favorite student this year, which of these amazing back to school deals are you going to take advantage of this week?  Share your back to school shopping plans in the comment section below!

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Back To School Gift Guide 2015 – College Essentials CoEds Needs Before Heading To Campus

August 21st, 2015 by Christen

 

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Long gone are the days of notebooks and #2 pencils making the top ranks of school syllabus sheets – now it’s all about going digital and going green (without costing you a lot of green.)  We’ve polled our favorite college bound freshmen and super seasoned seniors for approved back to school essentials that every collegiate needs! From dorm rooms to first time apartments – you’ll find the best gifts in our Back-To-School Gift Guide: College Edition below!

 

 

For The Dorm

Vizio TV

Vizio E Series TV

Why your student will love it: First off, it’s a new Vizio TV. Second, it’s a new TV. That’s probably all he cares about. You’ll appreciate that it’s a great value for the money and available in scads of sizes. The VIZIO 32″ Class LED HDTV is shattering the mold in a way only VIZIO can, with high-quality design and picture at the best value. ($203)

 

 Nikon D3300 bujndle

Nikon D3300

If you’d like to give your student a camera that’s a satisfactory step up from point-and-shoots, the Nikon – Bundle D3300 DSLR 24.2 MP HD 1080p Camera w/ 18-55mm & 70-300mm Bundle is an affordable choice and a great first dSLR. Bundle Includes D3300 DSLR 24.2 MP HD 1080p Camera – Black AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II DX Lens 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DI LD Macro f/ Nikon AF w/ Built-in Motor Digital Camera and Camcorder LCD Screen Protector 3 Pack EN-EL14A Rechargable Li-ion Battery 32GB SDHC/SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 R40 Memory Card Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag Flexible Mini Table-top Tripod JumpStart Training Guide on DVD for Digital SLR Photography High Speed mini-HDMI to HDMI A/V Cable – 6 Feet 52mm Multicoated UV Protective Filter 62mm Multicoated UV Protective Filter Micro Fiber Cloth Creating beautiful photos and videos has never been more fun.Life is full of surprising, joyful moments – moments worth remembering. Looking for other budget friendly camera options? Shop Online at BestBuy.com

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Roku 2

Roku 2: Whether they’re cord-cutters or “cord nevers,” many younger people aren’t signing up for expensive cable TV subscriptions — which makes mini streaming boxes like the $70 Roku 2 a perfect gift. It leaves off the headphone jack and voice-control option on the included Wi-Fi remote, but otherwise performs as well the step-up Roku 3, which is why we call the Roku 2 the best Roku for the money. It still streams great services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Amazon Instant, Watch ESPN, Vudu, YouTube, Sling TV, and literally hundreds of other channels — most of which, of course, require separate subscriptions or fees. The Wi-Fi remote — which doesn’t require “line of sight” to the player — also includes a headphone jack for private listening.

 

For The Classroom

Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3, which also comes in a less powerful, less expensive version, is the Cadillac of tablet-hybrids. Its keyboard cover is one of the best we’ve ever seen and it can handle anything your regular PC can. Perfect for taking notes in class or tackling a midterm research paper, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 can ultimately handle it all this school year and starting at $769 – it’s a great deal for your wallet too!

 

 

Looking to help your favorite college co-ed upgrade his or her app game?  Discover these must have apps that every college student needs in their arsenal and gift them with the gift of education this school year below!

 

 

Logitech Solar Keyboard

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard

The Logitech – Keyboard – Silver is perfect for idealistic millennials who want their tech to be eco-friendly. Thin, wireless keyboard is powered by any light – low light and lamp light, indoors and outdoors – so no battery hassles. Fully charged, the Solar Keyboard K750 works for at least three months – even in total darkness. They can use it with a Mac, iPad or iPhone, and never worry about recharging the battery.

 

 

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For Play

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Parrot Bebop Drone

The Bebop is small and light enough to slip into a backpack, but it still has big features. And since it can be completely controlled with an Android, iOS or Windows mobile device there’s no need to drag around separate controller to easily grab the fantastic aerial shots you want on or off campus.

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Jawbone Up24

Jawbone Up24: The $100 Jawbone Up24 lacks a screen, but who cares? Co-eds interact with the step and sleep tracking through its best-in-class Android and iOS apps, and it’s more stylish than most competing health trackers. Want to help new students fight the bulge and battle the freshman fifteen? Slip them a Jawbone Up24 fitness tracker.  Just in case you’re looking for more options, check out Best Buy’s Deal of the Day for the latest tech deals and unbelievable prices!

 

 

Tylt

Tylt Energi 2K

The Tylt Energi 2K does double duty as a standard USB charger (with fold-away prongs) and external battery pack. That’s because there’s a rechargeable 2,200mAh battery built into the unit, which comes in three different colors (blue, black, lime green).

When plugged into the wall, the Energi 2K charges your device first, then its internal battery. When on the go, it should almost double the battery the life of your phone.No charging cable is included, but you simply connect a Micro-USB or Lightning cable and you’re ready to charge whatever phone you want, whether it runs Android, iOS or Windows.

 

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STM Dux Rugged Case Surface Pro 3

This exoskeleton case protects the Surface Pro 3 from minor falls (approximately three feet, according to STM). It’s made from Polycarbonate, TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane), and Aluminum, and locks down with a couple of hex screws.

 

 

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Now that you have a list of tech deals perfect for you or your favorite co-ed this year, which of these amazing back to school deals are you going to take advantage of this weekend?  Share your back to school shopping plans in the comment section below!

These Smart Jeans Aren’t Just Stylish, They’ll Charge Your Smartphone Too!

August 5th, 2015 by Christen

“Hey! Are those iPhone charging jeans you’re wearing?” Sure it doesn’t roll off the tongue quite like those Bugle Boy jeans commercials from back in the day, but these new smart jeans may just be the newest addition that you’ll want to add to your closet asap.

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A new denim line from Joe’s Jeans, called the #Hello jean, tries to solve both the problem of charging your iPhone and stylish jeans that’ll fit your iPhone at once. The jeans, which don’t come cheap for $189, have a special opening above the traditional back pocket for a battery pack, which charges your iPhone 5, 5S or 6 in another special pocket alongside the charger opening.

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The charging pocket works with the help of a USB cord hidden along the seams and connects to a small portable battery pack, which is an additional $49. Meanwhile, the iPhone fits into the back pocket and can fuel up on battery power (hopefully, without someone noticing — or snatching it away). Just remember to remove both components before throwing the jeans in the wash.

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Although the premise is a nice idea, don’t think you’ll get to leave your chunky portable chargers at home ladies.  The charger with the new #Hello jean will barely charge the iPhone 5 and 5S up to 85%, and charges the iPhone 6 up to 70%.

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What do you think?  Is rocking a new pair of phone charging smart jeans for $189 in your immediate future? Share in the comments section below!

SEEK Provides Free Summer Engineering Programs For Kids #STEM

May 6th, 2015 by Tech Staff

The National Society of Black Engineers has announced the dates and locations for its 2015 Summer Engineering Experience for Kids program, or SEEK. Founded in 2007, SEEK is the nation’s largest summer engineering program geared toward African American pre-college students.

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SEEK participants engage in team-based, competitive engineering design activities and learn science, technology, engineering and math concepts under the guidance of SEEK mentors: NSBE college student members from across the U.S. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the number of college engineering students and engineering professionals among African Americans, a community starkly underrepresented in this field.

Neville Green, NSBE’s national chair, said in a release that “Increasing the STEM proficiency of black students in grades 4 through 8 is a must for NSBE to achieve its primary goal, which is to produce 10,000 black engineers annually in the U.S. by 2025.” Green is a chemical engineering senior at the City University of New York. “Expansion of SEEK is a major part of our plan to reach that number.”

The program is expanding into four new cities: Birmingham, Alabama; Boston; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Los Angeles.

The summer 2015 SEEK program has been announced as follows:

Current Cities 
Atlanta, Ga. June 8
Birmingham, Ala. June 15
Boston, Mass. July 13
Chicago, Ill. July 6
Denver, Colo. (Site 1) July 13
Denver, Colo. (Site 2) June 15 July 3
Detroit, Mich. July 20
Harrisburg, Pa June 8
Houston, Texas June 8
Jackson, Miss. June 8
Los Angeles, Calif. July 13
New Orleans, La. June 8
Oakland, Calif. June 22
Philadelphia, Pa. July 20
San Diego, Calif. June 29
Thibodaux, La. July 13
Washington, D.C. July 13

More information about SEEK is available at www.nsbe.org/seek. To learn more about NSBE, visit www.nsbe.org.

 

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Get The Intel Experience Only At Best Buy Stores Nationwide

November 6th, 2014 by Christen

Are you looking for a pressure-free shopping experience to experience the latest in computing, tech and accessories?  While most (79%) of Americans are excited about the chance to learn and try out new technologies, half are frustrated by the lack of access to them beyond what they read or see in the media, according to a new study by Intel and Toluna. That’s why Intel and Best Buy are now teaming up to bring new Intel Technology Experience zones to 50 Best Buy stores in major markets across the U.S.

 

Intel Experience

 

 

The Intel Technology Experience lets customers – from tech enthusiasts to technophobes – play, explore, and be inspired by the power of technology with hands-on activities like 3D printing and virtual reality games. For many, this is the first opportunity to see, touch, and play with exciting new technologies they’ve only heard about.

 

 

Intel Experience

 

 

Averaging 240 square feet, the Intel Technology Experience will show customers the power of Intel: the technology behind these new, innovative activities is the same power behind the devices like tablets and laptops we love and rely on every day. Customers can build and print their own 3D robot, show off their racing skills on Mars in an augmented reality world, master beats and remix tracks by Ne-Yo as a digital DJ, and check out the latest PC and tablet devices powered by Intel processors.

 

 

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Intel Experience

 

 

Intel Experience

 

The area is be staffed by specially trained Best Buy Blue Shirts to answer questions and help customers make the most of each area within the experience. Each season, Intel will refresh the venues with a new array of technology experiences.

For more information about the Intel Technology Experience areas, including a list of stores, visit www.bestbuy.com/intel.

 

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Disclaimer:  DivasandDorks.com has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

How To Capture All The Holiday Action With GoPro and @BestBuy #GoProatBestBuy

October 13th, 2014 by Christen

Can you believe that we’re only 7 short weeks away from Thanksgiving and 11 weeks away from Christmas! *FAINTS*  That’s right, the holidays will be here before you know it!  Am I the only one feeling like the first day of summer was just moments ago?  Where has the time gone?!?

 

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Summer family fun with the Rochons was just moments ago and now it’s time to get ready for the holidays…

Now that you’ve been warned, what are you going to do to capture all the fun moments that the holidays bring?  Smartphone photos can be hit or miss and if you want to get all the action, then you’ll need a camera that can move without fumbling over buttons and settings.  There’s no better time to capture best moments than during big family gatherings over the holiday season with action cameras from Best Buy.

Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

 

 

GoPro HERO

Go Pro

GoPro HERO: Featuring high-quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.  Whether you’re heading out for an action-packed Hawaiian vacation over the holidays or taking in the wintery sights during a snow-filled session skiing down the slopes.  GoPro camera are known for the versatility to capture in-the-moment photos and video to help you relieve every exciting moment for years to come.

 

GoPro HERO4 Black

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GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award?winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.

 

GoPro HERO4 Silver

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GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.

 

For pricing and availability and to learn more, check out www.bestbuy.com/GoPro or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person today.

Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  All opinions shared is reviewer’s own.

Save Money On The Spot With The Walgreens App And Paperless Coupons #WalgreensPaperless

August 11th, 2014 by Christen


Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

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I love saving money and I love saving it with as little planning as possible.  So when Walgreen’s asked me to share my experience saving money on the spot with the Walgreen’s App and paperless coupons, I was ecstatic to share – because I know you’ll be excited once you see how you can save money instantly too!

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Remember the extreme couponing craze from years ago?  I’ve never been a big coupon clipper but I am jealous when I see pantries filled with groceries and cleaners on a five dollar budget!  Now, the art of couponing has been revolutionized on a smartphone app, so that people like you and I can save money too!  Since I don’t do much pre-planning when it comes to last-minute shopping at Walgreen’s – I like to scroll through the app while shopping in the aisles in order to catch a money saving coupon for items I’m currently shopping for in-store.

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What is the Walgreen’s App and paperless coupons all about?  The Walgreens paperless coupons are basically manufacturer eCoupons that can be ‘clipped’ to your own Balance Rewards account and redeemed when you purchase to product. That means, no more reading through Sunday’s paper for coupons or sifting through the in-store circular to find the best deals.  Simply download the Walgreen’s app, add your Balance Rewards number and discover your eCoupons right there on your smartphone.  To redeem simply scan your Balance Rewards Card (via the App on your phone, the actual card or by punching in your phone number) at checkout and it automatically is applied. Say goodbye to Sunday paper scissor sessions cutting up coupons or remembering to bring them to the store.

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Be sure to sync your Balance Rewards membership to the Mobile App to get started. Each paperless coupon can only be used once. Once it is redeemed it will be deleted from your coupon list.  Just by using my Walgreen’s App and paperless coupons I saved close to $20 during my most recent visit shopping for items like Body wash, shampoo, mouth wash, vitamins, and laundry detergent!  As if you needed another reason to love saving money at Walgreen’s, when you use your Balance Rewards card you can earn cash towards your purchases too!  That’s even more money saved!  That’s money that can be used to invest towards my next vacation, to buy anew pair of stylish shoes or more!  I can’t wait to see how much I save on my next visit.

How much do you hope to save using the Walgreen’s app and paperless coupons this week?

 

 

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Disclosure:  I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Walgreens. #WalgreensPaperless #CollectiveBias #cbias #SocialFabric.  To find additional  deals using your Walgreen’s app and paperless coupons at your closest Walgreens, check out their store locator online. The team behind @Walgreens on Twitter and Facebook are always helpful, learn more about the Walgreen’s app and paperless coupons visit Walgreens.com.

 

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