If you are interested in advances in technology and how they might effect our precious resources (water, food, land, air, energy, time), relationships, society, explorations (space, ocean, the human body), lifestyles, transportation, education, medicine, health care and fashions, then this web log is for you. It is also for you if, like me, you see technology as a route to growth that is almost without end.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
- Name: Extremetech
- Location: San Diego, California, United States
Don is a Technophile, Gearhead, and an Übergeek, among other things.
He sees technology as "a route to growth that is almost without end".
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Technophile: n., (tek´- no • fyl):
One who has a love of or enthusiasm for technology, especially computers and high technology.
Gearhead: n., (geer´• hed):
A person who is extremely interested and knowledgeable about computers, electronics, technology, and gadgets.
Übergeek: n., (ew´ - bur • geek):
Someone regarded as a paragon of geek achievement and virtue.
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Dan Lelevier is the Consumer Product Advisor for Extreme Technology (ET). Have you ever run across a product or service that you just could not live without ("gotta-haves")? Or a deal so good, you just could not pass it up (extreme consumer value)? Whether it represents an exceptional value, or exceptional usefulness, Dan searches the web for just such products and services to add to our (soon to launch) ET Store! He is proud to offer the following extreme consumer values and "gotta-haves" (Dan's Choices). Check them out, you'll be glad you did!
Dan's Choice: Extreme Cell Phone Deal! "LetsTalk" is an independent reseller of cellular phones and services plans. They activate phones for Alltel, Cingular, Nextel, Sprint, T-mobile, and Verizon. They also offer pre-paid solutions from MetroPCS and Cricket. Their website offers user-friendly features such as find and compare, quick search, and top sellers. You can get a better deal buying your phone through LetsTalk.com than going directly to a carrier. They typically offer phones at $150 to $200 less than the carriers. The bottom line: Same plan, better phone, less out of pocket expense! Get your FREE Motorola RAZR V3 phone now!
Dan's Choice: Extreme Turbo Charge! "Turbo Charge" is an electronic, reusable, portable cell phone charger. This revolutionary product was recently chosen as one of the "Top 5 Products of 2006" at the famed Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Shortly thereafter, the product was picked up by QVC, highlighted on Good Morning America and has captured news headlines across the United States. Turbo Charge can be used anywhere in the World. It is equipped with exclusive Dual AlgorChip technology for extra power, is digitally controlled for a safely regulated charge, and is made of lightweight aluminum. The ultra small device runs on a single "AA" battery and provides up to 3-hours of talk time, and it works with ALL cell phones!
Dan's Choice: Extreme DISH Deal! If you would like to have satellite television in your home, this DISH deal cannot be beat: Up to 4 rooms of equipment for free (a $2,000 value). Free home protection plan. Free Digital Video Recorder. Free lifetime equipment warranty. Three months of movie channels for free. $10 off for the first 10 months. The lowest priced all-digital service in America ($19.95 a month for the basic channels). Free professional installation, and free home theatre system (with a DVD player)! Click on the banner below to get it all from the #1 provider in America (according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index - ACSI):
Dan's Choice: Extreme Ink Cartridge Deals! It doesn't matter what you paid for your printer (or how good a deal you got), you pay for it over and over again by buying over-priced ink cartridges for it. The solution: Compatible Cartridges! Save up to 74% when you buy ink for your printer from "123Inkjets" (instead of the manufacturer) . There is a 1 year guarantee on all orders, and you will receive generous discounts if you buy more than 2 cartridges. In addition, if your order totals more than $55 you will receive $70 worth of gifts, plus 5 entries into their Printer-A-Day giveaway! [The gifts include: 1) Ulead's "My Scrapbook 2â scrap booking software - a $29.99 value, 2) Pinnacle's "Instant PhotoAlbumâ digital photo software - a $29.95 value, and 3) Sepom 4x6 Glossy High Grade photo paper - a $9.95 value.]
Dan's Choice: Extreme Software Prices! Top Selling Software For $9.99 - $4.99! "Just999" sells only the top selling consumer software (titles from brand name publishers like Broderbund, Edmark, The Learning Company, M2K, DK and others) on CD-Rom and they sell everything for only $9.99 or less. Each month they bring in fresh new programs and get rid of the non-sellers. So check back with them (by clicking on the banner below) each and every month. You're wallet will be glad you did!
Dan's Choice: Extreme Internet Answering and Fax Machine! Never miss an important call again! While online, CallWave users SEE the Caller ID of the person calling, and instantly HEAR the caller's message on their PC speakers! And best of all, click a button and talk to the caller on any phone they choose (home, office, or cell). Users can also get a local fax-to-email number that delivers faxes directly to their email inbox where they can read, print, save, or forward them instantly!
Dan's Choice: Extreme Headset Specialists! "Headsets.com" has been providing headset solutions since 1997. The company was founded by Mike Faith, who remains the President and CEO. Whether you are looking for the versatility of the Plantronics products, the support of legacy hardware that GN Netcom provides, or the cost effectiveness of the Headsets.com Executive line, you will find all your headset solutions on their site. They are a young team of headset experts who pride themselves on excellent customer service. In nine years, they have become America's leading headset specialists!
Dan's Choice: 26,000 DVDs for $7.99 (or less)! "Half.com" offers unmatched value and selection for textbooks, books, movies, music, video games, and game systems!
Dan's Choice: Extreme (Free) Computer Lessons! "Video Professor" has been in the computer learning business for over 15 years and offers two great ways to learn computer skills. Access Video Professor lessons instantly anytime, anywhere ONLINE! Over 100 hours of learning to explore with 5 days free access to the complete online library, FREE! Or, order lessons on CD for a free trial! (All that is paid is a small shipping and processing fee).
Dan's Choice: Extreme Electronics Store! Folks, you gotta check this store out! "OnSale" offers more options and lower prices on everything from digital cameras and iPods to computer systems and peripherals. If it's electronic, they've got it, and you will not believe the prices!
Dan's Choice: Extreme Book Store! If Abe Lincoln where alive, he would love this store! "Abebooks" is the world's largest online marketplace for books. Whether itâs new, used, rare, or out-of-print, it can be found through their community of over 13,500 independent booksellers from around the globe. In Abebooksâ inventory of over 80 million books, readers find bestsellers, collectors find rare books, students find textbooks, and bargain hunters find books discounted up to 90%!
Dan's Choice: Extreme Jewelry Store! Folks, this store is incredible (you won't believe the prices)! They offer exquisite fine jewelry, gorgeous watches, and stunning gemstones. "Jewelry Television" is one of the largest retailers of loose gemstones in the world. You will appreciate their excellent selection and LOVE their amazing prices!
Dan's Choice: Extreme Contact Management Tool! Your contacts are important! Why not make it easy to manage them? "CardScan" is a small desktop device that quickly and accurately reads the printed information from business cards into the fields of a powerfully searchable, highly compatible contact database. Rapid scanning, easy operation, and superior interpretive technology makes CardScan the must-have contact management tool! In seconds, CardScan enters more cards than you could type in hours. Then, over 50 powerful software features help you search, sort, and use that contact information more efficiently.
Dan's Choice: Extreme Audio Book Rental Service! "JiggerBug" is the "Netflix" of the Audio Book rental service. They offer unlimited audio rentals and downloads for one low monthly price (and free shipping). JiggerBug was founded to offer the BEST service for audio book listeners, at competitive prices. As the TOP online audio book rental company, with THOUSANDS of audio books, they are growing larger everyday and they want YOU to benefit from it! Sign up for a FREE TRIAL today and try their excellent service!
Dan's Choice: Extremely Fast Life Insurance Policy (No Medical Exam Required)! Traditionally, buying life insurance meant dealing with pushy sales agents, scheduling medical exams and waiting weeks or months to have your policy put âIn-Forceâ. "American Life Direct" has taken the pain out of the process by doing away with the agents and the medical exams. ALD is an "E-Commerce" life insurance site. In less than 10 minutes consumers can apply on-line, pay on-line, and print their "In-Force" policy on-line. It doesn't get much better than that!
Dan's Choice: The Last Ladder You Will Every Buy! This fits in the "Gotta-Have" category. For over 30 years "Little Giant Ladders" have been the #1 choice of homeowners and contractors throughout the world. Only the Little Giant Ladder System offers the convenience and flexiblity of 33 traditional ladders in 1 versatile ladder system!
Dan's Choice: The Best Way To Create A Presence On The Web! With "NetObjects Fusion", anyone can go from concept to a live site quickly and easily (and without any knowledge of HTML code). Whether you are a beginner or an experienced Web developer, "NetObjects Fusion" provides you with all the necessary tools to build, publish and maintain fresh, exciting websites efficiently and effectively. "NetObjects Fusion" is packed with new features that will make you look great on the Web. With "NetObjects Fusion" you can build a site so hot that it will melt your host's servers!