iRobot's Roomba 690 vacuum offers lots of functionality for the price, including control via smartphone and support for voice commands through smart home devices. I finally had my wood floors down and I wanted something that could clean them every day.  We try out the Roomba 960 and the affordable 690 and go through our test.  These are Amazons best pick for vacuums.   irobot5.jpg

  • Clean and schedule from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App; compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
  • Patented 3-Stage Cleaning System and Dual Multi-Surface Brushes pick up everything from small particles to large debris
  • Dirt Detect sensors alert Roomba to work harder on concentrated areas of dirt, such as high-traffic zones of your home
  • Full suite of intelligent sensors guide the robot under and around furniture to help thoroughly clean your floors. Filters captures fine dust and debris
  • Auto-Adjust Cleaning Head automatically adapts its height to effectively clean carpets and hard floors
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Chaz and I welcome our special guest and Millennial Justin Fontenot.  A cyber security manager that came from humble beginnings to overcome those obstacles and began achieving his goals with a well structured plan to be successful.  Alicia joins us to add color and her perspective to the IT issues occurring now. An amazing story that will inspire many

 

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As I improved my backyard and prepared for the summer.  I decided I needed some added security to monitor the area.  My personal options were "Arlo", "Canary"and "Ring".  Since I already had Ring and Canary devices.  I decided what the best choice was between the two and what was the best options as well.  Here's the review.

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Protect and monitor your home with Spotlight Cam Wired, a plugged-in HD security camera that lets you see, hear and speak to anyone on your property from your phone, tablet and PC.
Spotlight Cam Wired plugs into standard power outlets to give you non-stop power, so you’ll never need to charge a battery. It also comes with everything you need to get your Cam setup in just minutes

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On our part two of our interview with Chaz, He goes into some of the procedures he went through to prepare, evaluate and execute his plans to move his career forward.  Insightful suggestions and real life scenarios that people can relate to that will keep you ready for your next move to a new job or career.   

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The first of a two part series of millennials that went through different hardships during their younger years to get to a point in their life to make a decision about their future. Financial and academically.

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April 12, 2018

Apple HomePod Review

I've had the Homepod for about a month,  so I'm a little used to having it and using it.  I decided its about time i give my opinion on this new addition to the Apple family.  I'm reviewing it from a sound, look and functionality perspective. I give my opinion on the pluses and minuses of the Homepod and what I hope Apple would be doing next with the product.

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HomePod is a powerful speaker that sounds amazing and adapts to wherever it's playing. It's the ultimate music authority, bringing together Apple Music and Siri to learn your taste in music. It's also an intelligent home assistant, capable of handling everyday tasks — and controlling your smart home.

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Alicia and I start to jump into our Summer movies by checking out Spielberg's movie, video game virtual reality extravaganza.  The big hype is the visuals and the iconic images from the past showing up in the movie but we see if this was just another Hunger games technical upgrade. 

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From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger

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Alicia attended the Anita Borg institute Grace Hopper Christmas party and decided to ask the women there about 2017.  The two questions were.  What was your thoughts about what happen to women and what women did this year?  Also as women what was accomplishments or what was this year like for you personally?  Alicia had plenty of diverse views as well as very personal stories. 

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This week Chaz and I go over the struggle of conservative spending when buying a new smart phone while ensuring your security and privacy is intact.  Chaz makes a choice with what phone he buys but he still seems like he is questioning being included into the Matrix.  

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