Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wow Spray White 90 Teeth Whitening (As Seen on The Doctors Tv Show)

What happens to your teeth after years of smoking, coffee, drinking soda and wine?

Chances are your teeth begin to get stained and colored with plaque buildup even if you brush your teeth regularly. Visits to the dentist may help but they also cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars and may require you to return repeatedly on a regular basis.

One popular alternative solution is do it yourself home whitening kits such as the one seen on today's episode of The Doctors tv show.

Its called the Spray White 90 Teeth Whitening Kit and is available through Wow Oral Care online.

The Wow Spray White 90 Teeth Whitening promises that you can achieve white teeth at several shades with just one 90 second application. It's also recommended as a "a safe and effective tooth whitening product with periodontal health implications."

In my opinion the Wow Spray White 90 Teeth Whitening product seems a much better one than some of the ones I've seen on the market and of course, because it was recommended on The Doctors tv show that helps with its credibility.

If you're feeling like trying something else, Pearlbrites offers a free 14 day trial.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Facebook Will Automatically Index All Your Information on Google?

Actually, Google will automatically index your Facebook profile so that people who search Google can find your Facebook.

All your information isn't indexed however because you would have decided what you want your people who aren't your friends to see. The same info that non-friends see is what Google indexes. Google would not index your phone number or email address if you've managed your settings correctly.

Of course if you don't want Google to index your profile,  the option to do something about this is in your hands.

All you need to do is adjust your privacy settings.

If you don't want Google to automatically index all your Facebook info, just log into your account and:

  1. Go to Settings. 
  2. Click on Privacy Settings or Manage Privacy
  3. Click on Search
  4. Uncheck "Allow indexing"
Furthermore Facebook has this to say:
Worried about privacy? Your information is safe.
There have been misleading rumors recently about Facebook indexing all your information on Google. This is not true. Facebook created public search listings in 2007 to enable people to search for your name and see a link to your Facebook profile.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sony Cybershot DSC W220 Review

I bought a Sony Cybershot DSC W220 digital camera today. Its one of the light blue ones and I was sold on the fact that it was a 12.1 MP camera with 4x optical zoom. Most of the other ones only had 3x optical zoom. 

So far, since I've been playing with it, I think I really like its simplicity and all the features that it has. Here's a review of the Sony Cybershot DSC W220.

The Sony Cybershot DSC W220 is up against some pretty stiff competition. Panasonic, Olympus and Nikon all produce digital cameras that are in direct competition with the Cybershot DSC W220.

This camera is small enough to slip into most pockets. It is mid priced. The design is unfussy and has that typical rectangular look. Sony offers the camera in three different colours: black, silver and light blue.

When looking at the other cameras in this category Sony has added in a fair number of features for the price. These include face detection for better portrait shots and image stabilisation to help compensate for any movements of the camera caused by unsteady hands. The Cybershot DSC W220 is also one of the few small cameras to be able to accept a conversion lens and filters. A conversion lens can increase the length of the lens or increase the wide angle capabilities of the camera. Using filters can add different effects to your photos.

There are resolutions that allow you to take photos that are ideal for printing 6 x 4 inch snapshot photos or for making wide prints or playing back on a widescreen television. For close up work the Cybershot DSC W220 can focus from an impressive 4cm. As well as offering the standard movie modes you are also able to produce High Definition movie clips. This does not make the Cybershot DSC W220 a replacement for your camcorder, but it can come in handy from time to time.

One area that digital cameras struggle with is the dynamic range of a photo. This is how well the camera can bring out detail in the lighter and darker areas of a photograph, especially when there are high levels of contrast in a shot. To try and help the camera Sony has introduced a dynamic range enhancer that can be turned on and off. Other features include being able to boost colours with a vivid colour setting as well as being able to switch to black and white or sepia.

More advanced features include a burst mode that allows you to fire off up to 100 high speed shots. There are also three types of metering at your disposal (Multi Pattern, Centre weighted, Spot).

When it comes to picture quality one of my biggest concerns was that Sony has packed so many pixels onto such a small sensor that some areas of my pictures were prone to show pixilation. This is where pixels start to look jagged and if you blow the picture up to a large size you can start to make out groups of pixels. This can detract from the overall smoothness of a shot. You may find that picture quality actually improves when shooting at lower resolutions.

The 12 megapixels Sony has packed in can come in handy if you are thinking of cropping any photos before printing. Another advantage is that additional zoom becomes available when shooting at lower resolutions.
The 4x zoom lens is a little wider than most digital cameras offer. This helps you when taking wide scenes such as landscape shots.

Picture quality fell below what some direct competitors offer. As well as the pixilation I noticed purple fringing could become an issue. I could see purple lines added to the tops of trees for example or if I was taking close up shots of shiny objects. The sharpness of the pictures was also a little down on what I am used to seeing. In fairness these problems only really become an issue if you are planning to make larger prints. At snapshot size you are unlikely to really notice these imperfections.

Andy writes and reviews digital cameras for See his test shots and ratings for the Sony Cybershot DSC W220

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rihanna 20/20 Full Interview [videos]

On Grammy night, 2009, Rihanna's private life was exposed to the world when her lover, Chris Brown beat her bloody. No one quite knew what happened and Chris Brown's career was put on the line.

Rihanna was criticized for going back to Chris a short time after but eventually chose to leave. Chris Brown was sentenced to 6 months of community service among other things for assaulting the Bajan singer.

For the first time since the altercation between the two young superstars, Rihanna spoke out in a recent interview on ABC's Good Morning America and 20/20.

Rihanna Full Interview Part 1/5

Rihanna Full Interview Part 2/5

Rihanna Full Interview Part 3/5

Rihanna Full Interview Part 4/5

Rihanna Full Interview Part 5/5

Videos may be subject to removal by Youtube due to copyright issues so please watch the interview now because I'm not sure how long they will be up for.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Edge 3 Cd Set w/ Tracklistings (As Seen on Tv)

The other night while watching Comedy Central, I saw an ad for The Edge, a new 3 cd set filled with a lot of rock cuts that you'd instantly recognize.

They're some of the biggest hits of this decade (and the 90s) and The Edge has them on 3 cds. 50 tracks in all. I immediately went looking for the cd online and found it at

The Edge has an incredible tracklist but I think there should be more. Still its a good collection of hits that I like banging out to. You can load this into the Cd changer in the car or pop one in while you work out.

Here's the tracklist for The Edge Cd.

The Edge Disc 1.

01. The Kill (Bury Me) | Thirty Seconds To Mars
02. Are You Gonna Be My Girl | Jet
03. Bring Me To Life | Evanescence
04. Paralyzed | Finger Eleven
05. I Write Sins Not Tragedies | Panic! At The Disco
06. Right Here | Staind
07. Freak On A Leash | Korn
08. Alive | P.O.D.
09. Headstrong | Trapt
10. Send The Pain Below | Chevelle
11. Stupid Girl | Cold
12. Welcome To My Life | Simple Plan
13. Remedy | Seether
14. Just Like You | Three Days Grace
15. Poem | Taproot
16. Take It Off | The Donnas

My favorites on this disc are  Korn's Freak on a leash, The Kill, Evanescence's Bring me Back to Life and Remedy by Seether just to name a few of these awesome songs.

The Edge Disc 2.

01. She Hates Me | Puddle Of Mudd
02. Ocean Avenue | Yellowcard
03. Smooth Criminal | Alien Ant Farm
04. In Too Deep | Sum41
05. Running Away | Hoobastank
06. Awake | Godsmack
07. Downfall | Trust Company
08. Let Me Go | 3 Doors Down
09. The First Time | Lifehouse
10. Flavor Of The Week | American Hi-Fi
11. Heaven | Live
12. Bodies | Drowning Pool
13. Machinehead | Bush
14. Wrong Way | Sublime
15. The Bad Touch | Bloodhound Gang
16. Movies | Alien Ant Farm

Glad to see Awake and The Bad Touch on this disc. All the songs are great but those are special.

The Edge Disc 3

01. With Arms Wide Open | Creed
02. So Far Away | Staind
03. Youth Of The Nation | P.O.D.
04. The Reason | Hoobastank
05. One Thing | Finger Eleven
06. Wonderful | Everclear
07. Malibu | Hole
08. Perfect | Simple Plan
09. Be Like That | 3 Doors Down
10. Clumsy | Our Lady Peace
11. December | Collective Soul
12. Swallowed | Bush
13. Selling The Drama | Live
14. Bad Day | Fuel
15. Don't Look Back In Anger | Oasis
16. Cover Me | Candlebox
17. Round Here | Counting Crows
18. You And Me | Lifehouse

Oasis, Fuel and Counting Crows! Can't get no better (although this disc might actually be the weakest of the three.

You can get The Edge 3 Cd Set at

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pop That Zit? -

Are you easily grossed out?


Want a challenge? was featured on Tyra Banks Show today and is now a huge buzz online. I checked out this site and I couldn't go beyond the thumbnails of some of the nastiest looking videos you could find of people popping their zits.

For instance:

This is not for me but the site does seem to have a lot of users who watch and comment on the videos. Guess I'll have my lunch later.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Your Hip Hop Beat Creator Should Have These 3 Things.

Trying to make some beats for that new demo? Todays article points out 3 important must haves for choosing a beat creator. You could be the next respected hip hop producer like Dr. Dre or DJ Premier.

The production of hip hop beats has advanced tremendously since the old days. Especially with the quality hip hop beat creators out there. Today, it has never been easier to create quality hip hop beats. When your looking for a hip hop beat creator you must make sure it has certain characteristics.

First of all it should have quality midi drum patterns. Good rap beats have different drum patterns playing at the same time that compliment each other. Your beat creator should allow you to do the same. This feature will allow you to separate your beats from the other average ones.

Secondly, your beat creator has got to give you the ability to implement quality basslines into your beat. A rap beat without a strong bassline sounds dead. You have to put some life into your beats and using a basssline is the right way to do so.

Your beat creator should allow you to adjust and tweak your bassline because you want your bassline to sound just right. You don't want your bassline too strong or it will over power your song and you don't want it too weak or you won't even hear it.

Finally, your beat creating software should allow you to use many samples as your heart desires. Your beat maker should also allow you to use a remote storage bank to store as many samples as you need so your limit is endless.

So if you want to produce your next classic rap beat you have to make sure you have a good hip hop beat creator. Your beat maker should also have a few other features as well, but if it has these 3 things then you should have no problems making the best beats possible.

Click Here to take a look at the Best Hip Hop Beat Creator and check out all the resources a producer needs to improve his/her skill level at Programs To Make Beats.

Friday, October 2, 2009

10 Tweets Review: Zombieland

This week's edition of 10 Tweets looks at the new comedy Zombieland which looks like fun because I like movies with zombies and Woody Harrelson. Was the movie actually fun though? Moviegoers on Twitter share their experience but first an overview.

DirectorRuben Fleischer
StarringWoody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin
Runtime: 80 mins.
MPAA Rating: R

SynopsisTwo men have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies. Columbus is a big wuss -- but when you're afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee is an AK-totin', zombie-slayin' badass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth. As they join forces with Wichita and Little Rock, who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.

And now lets see what our Twitter moviegoers are saying:

Wow an overwhelming response to Zombieland! Everyone who saw it loved it. Zombieland gets a rating of 10 out of 10 - a first since we started reviewing movies like this. It was very hard to find anyone on Twitter who didn't like Zombieland. I'm definitely going to check it out and you should too.

And an awesome bonus tweet:

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Why Is Google Spelled Wrong - It has 2 ls

Today, a lot of people are wondering about Google's spelling on it's homepage. The Google logo apparently has two ls where it should only have one.

Its not hard to figure out why this is. Just hover your mouse over the log and you'll see that it says "Google's 11th birthday."

So there it is. This month makes 11 years since Google got online in September 1998. Google usually changes its logo in honor of events such as holidays like Christmas and Halloween and major events such as this one.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

10 Tweets Review: Surrogates

This week we look at the new Bruce Willis sci-fi thriller Surrogates. The movie opens against another sci fi flick, Pandorum and a remake of the 80's dance flick, Fame.  I chose to review Surrogates because its the only one I'm really interested in seeing.

Here's an overview of Surrogates.

Director: Jonathan Mostow
Starring: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Boris Kudjoe, Ving Rhames
Runtime: 88 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Synopsis: In an ideal world where people live from the safety of their homes via robotic surrogates, a murder jolts the utopia and FBI agent Greer (Willis) discovers a conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon.

Movie goers caught Surrogates early and reported via Twitter in this weeks edition of 10 Tweets.

Surrogate got a solid 8.5 out of 10 so it seems movie goers really seem to like this movie a lot. Not bad at all.

Are you going to see Surrogate? Tell us what you think.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Baby Dancing To Beyonce's Single Ladies

Kanye West thinks Beyonce's Single Ladies video is the "greatest video of all time."

So what's better than Beyonce's video you ask? How about a video about a baby dancing to Beyonce's Single Ladies.

This video has become a hit on Youtube this week and was even featured on Good Morning America. The baby does have some moves of its own that you must see.

Check out the video of a baby dancing to Kanye West's favorite video of all time.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jay Z on Oprah [video]

Jay Z kicked it with Oprah today as part of her new season. Jay Z recently released his new album The Blueprint 3.

Check out the videos below.


On Beyonce & Business

About the "N Word"

Dunno how long before Youtube takes them down for copyright infringement from Harpo Inc. so watch them now.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Are Side Effects a Concern With Resveratrol?

Today's guest article is about the effects of Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in grapes and red wine that can help prevent heart disease and slow signs of aging as well as other health benefits. But are there side effects to this naturally occurring wonder?

Resveratrol side effects are a topic of some discussion as this naturally produced chemical has been incorporated into a number of comprehensive dietary supplements. As with any supplement, vitamin or medication, possible complications are a legitimate cause for concern, but the more you can learn about Resveratrol the more you'll be able to ease your mind.

Resveratrol is a plant chemical found in red grapes and grape seeds and the products made from them, including juice and red wine. Resveratrol has been shown to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and cholesterol lowering properties, making it an important addition to any health regimen. With its range of helpful properties it is known to do everything from preventing heart disease and some cancers to lowering cholesterol levels and even slowing the progress of Alzheimer's Disease.

While the inclusion of a comprehensive daily supplement including Resveratrol in your regular routine can be very beneficial, Resveratrol side effects do exist and it is important that you be aware of any potential risks. On the plus side, direct adverse reactions to Resveratrol have yet to be reported, but there are some specific areas of caution which should be heeded.

Since Resveratrol has some estrogen related properties, women with estrogen sensitive conditions should consult a doctor before taking it. Also, Resveratrol can act as a blood thinner, so anyone taking blood thinning medications is strongly urged to consult a doctor before beginning to take a supplement which contains Resveratrol. As with any supplement or medication, nursing or pregnant women and anyone taking prescription medications should also use caution when taking Resveratrol.

While Resveratrol side effects are relatively limited, the benefits of this natural substance have been shown to be wide spread, affecting everything from circulation and joint function to respiratory health. Resveratrol is particularly effective when used in combination with other natural substances as part of a comprehensive dietary supplement.

When combined with the effects of other minerals, amino acids, enzymes and anti-oxidants, Resveratrol can be part of a long term regimen to combat the signs of aging. Dietary supplements containing natural substances such as these can help to bolster the body's natural defenses and even reverse damage caused by environmental irritants.

As part of a healthy lifestyle which includes a balanced diet, proper exercise and adequate hydration, a daily natural supplement can be your best weapon in the fight against aging. Not only can natural supplements leave you feeling energized and strong, they can help to reverse the effects of aging on everything from your internal systems to your skin and hair. Despite possible Resveratrol side effects, this can be the most important step you'll ever take in terms of your overall health.

You should never put anything into your body that you don't trust, but studies show there is no reason not to trust Resveratrol and other natural substances. Just take the time to research and make sure you are using the best possible product for you and you'll be looking and feeling better in no time!

Charles Strong has done extensive research on resveratrol and has more to share at his site Visit it now for more resveratrol research.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

10 Tweets Review: The Informant

Opening this week is the based on a true story comedy, The Informant which stars Matt Damon. This week we check in as always with Twitter for the scoop on whether you should go see the movie or wait for a rainy night to download it online.

But first a little about The Informant.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula
Runtime: 108 mins.
MPAA Rating: R

Synopsis: A rising star in the agricultural industry suddenly turns whistleblower in hopes of gaining a lucrative promotion and becoming a hero of the common people, inadvertently revealing his penchant for helping himself to the corporate coffers and ultimately threatening to derail the very investigation he helped to launch.

Here's what the movie goers on Twitter said in this weeks edition of 10 Tweets.

Wow. I smell a disappointment. Twitter users got The Informant a rating of 3.5 out of 10. Understand that Steven Soderbergh's movies can be a little complicated and hard to get but this might actually reek. Maybe.

Have you seen The Informant? What were your thoughts?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Worst Band in the World - Creed?

It seems that Google can have their own opinion too.

Just ask them by doing a search for "worst band in the world" and they'll tell you to "see results for: Creed".

Well done Google because you also have a sense of humor. I'm not a fan of Creed either and I certainly don't know anyone personally who is.

What do you think of Google suggesting that Creed IS the worst band in the world?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

True Blood Drink - Where to Buy?

Fans of HBO's True Blood can now get a taste minus the blood. They've even got an advertisement for it.

Tru Blood comes in Blood Orange and is O Positive. Its flavor is described as "uniquely carbonated, slightly tart, lightly sweet blood orange drink".

A 4-pack costs just $16.00 plus shipping and handling.

The drink isn't available in stores and I'm not sure if it will come to maybe your local Walmart anytime soon.

So where can you buy this True Blood drink?

You can buy Tru Blood online at HBO's dedicated website for the drink, TruBeverage.

Friday, September 11, 2009

10 Tweets Review: Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself

This week Tyler Perry is back as Madea in his latest offering, I Can Do Bad All By Myself. The movie already has an established fan base as lovers of the Madea series of films would not want to miss this one.

Director: Tyler Perry
Starring: Tyler Perry, Taraji P Henson, Mary J Blige, Gladys Knights, Brian White
Budget: $13 million
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Synopsis: See what happens when a family is torn apart by one sister’s selfishness and another sister’s refusal to let go of the lover of her life. All the while, Madea is in rare form and is determined to get and keep the family together.

Lets take a look at what twitter movie goers are already saying about I Can do Bad All by Myself in 10 random tweets.

Looks like I Can do Bad All By Myself was really good according to Twitter users who overwhelmingly liked what Tyler Perry had to offer. I Can do Bad got an 8 out of 10. I'd say the two guys who hated it were probably forced to go see it with their girlfriends : |

If you're going to see I Can Do Bad All By Myself, its advisable to walk with the Kleenex. Yes, the whole box.