Between DaDaRocks.com and LateNightParents.com over the next few weeks you’ll see a few wonderful AT&T Mobility phone giveaways. Thats right I’m this seasons AT&T Phone Fairy! On Black Friday LateNightParents kicked off the giveaways with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play…
Tonight we’re kicking off the LG Thrill 4G Smartphone which also happens to be pretty awesome as its a standalone 3D camera too.
The LG Thrill 4G is a good android device that runs on the AT&T mobility network and has features like two cameras at its rear end and fascinating special effects.
It is not true that the customers are going to spend their hard earned bucks on something that is not valuable and when it comes to the LG Thrill 4G there is something more to it apart from 3D feature without glasses. The fact that this device is being put on major Holiday Specials really talks about how much energy AT&T is putting behind it – right now its just $0.01 on amazon (with new service or renewal).
LG Thrill 4G Hardware
The LG Thrill 4G has dimensions of 5.07 x 2.68 x 0.47 inches and weighs 5.93 ounces. The 4.3 inch display of the smartphone has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and is also equipped with identical layout for the camera, hardware keys and ports just like the previous version of Optimus 3D.
The internals of the LG Thrill 4G include dual core TI OMAP 4430 processing unit clocked at 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, two 5 MP cameras for capturing 3D images, one 1.3 MP frontal camera and a 1500 mAh lithium ion battery. The standard Android keyboard of the device is also accompanied by few tweaks from LG.
LG Thrill 4G Software
Where most of the Android devices flocking the shelves are embedded with Gingerbread this handset has Froyo or Android 2.2 pre-installed in it.
LG Thrill 4G 3D Technology
Instead of a dedicated camera key the LG Thrill 4G is endowed with a 3D key on its right side that acts as a toggle switch between 2D and 3D when you are using the camera and also opens up 3D options and applications on menu screen outside the camera mode. The menu items float above the screen and the idea of incorporating camera, games, gallery, YouTube, apps and 3D guide.
This to me is the coolest part of the phone. I test with taking over 40 minutes of videos and dozens of photos. The photos work great in 3-4 feet worth of depth. The videos work great at 5-10 feet of depth, but the big question came of what can you do with it?! I never figured it out before I whipped the drive – I had the coolest Elmo video from Sesame Place but its certainly something people will be talking about when you show them what your phone can do.
How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. December 5th, 2011.
Leave a comment below with one feature you love about this device and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @LGUSAMobile @ATT @LateNightParent #ATTphoneFairy – http://bit.ly/uGmKj3 and you must also comment with the link to your tweet.
Example: I want to win a @LGUSAMobile Thrill 4G from @dadarocks & the @ATT #ATTphoneFairy – http://bit.ly/uGmKj3 #giveaway
You get 1 extra entry for following @DaDaRocks on twitter –www.twitter.com/dadarocks You must comment that you’re a follower.
You get 1 extra entry for following @ATT on twitter –www.twitter.com/ATT You must comment that you’re a follower.
You get 1 extra entry for becoming our FAN on facebook –www.facebook.com/dadarocks You must comment that you’re a fan.
You get 1 extra entry for becoming their FAN on facebook –www.facebook.com/ATT (and leave a note saying that www.dadarocks.com sent you) You must comment that you’re a fan.
You get 1 extra entry for liking this page on facebook (like button at the top of the post NOTE: you must be signed into facebook for it to work!)
You get 1 extra entry for suggesting and having 5 friends become fans of DaDa Rocks on facebook (and have them leave a note saying you sent them)
You get 1 extra entry for writing about this giveaway on your blog (with a link back to http://dadarocks) you must also comment with the link to your post.
You get 1 extra entry for putting this on reddit, digg, or any other social bookmarking service.
You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
Disclaimer: AT&T Mobility supplied the mobile device for this giveaway. Limited to the USA
No one likes that awkward moment before “Thanks for the tie, honey!” — yahhhh… I’ve been a long time Philips Norelco user (how long one might ask how about 18 years!) I know a think or two about the electric shave and why dads like me want one!
Join us – two dads and a mom – for the #ShaveExperts party with @ShaveExperts from Philips Norelco to chat about gift ideas for the men in your life and men, how to ask for what you really want this holiday season. And with nearly $1500 in prizes, some of you won’t have to buy a gift this holiday season!Bring your spouse and join me at the…
Philips Norelco Gift-Giving Twitter Party
When: Monday, November 21st from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET
A few days ago, I took my family to a screening of The Muppets, thanks to Moms And The City. Disney Studios now controls the property it was excellent to see my childhood favorites on the big screen again – as you know its been a few years since they last were on the big screen. This isnt a remake, its actually a bit sad if you grew up watching the gang. It shows them 20 years later and most of the world having forgot them. It also shows each of the gang doing their own thing. Here’s the official description of the movie…
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With signature celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.
Its a great movie for kids my only issue is that the humor of the muppets isnt there for the adults viewers – its much more corny it’ll work great for the kids but that second level of humor for the adults just isnt in the same league but with that said its Disney and it does a great job of putting the band back together! I’ll be honest I almost felt myself tearing up with the nostalgia of the old game
Blogworld is a great social media conference with some of the best in the business on panels, speakers, or keynotes on top of that they’re also there listening to their peers, networking and connecting with friends, fans and colleagues.
The content is key and if you check out the speakers list you’ll be impressed – but what is this Type-A Parent Track you may wonder?
The Type-A track lineup is:
Just a Mom” is No Excuse – Professionalism and Productivity Count with Heather Solos (@heathersolos) and Angela England (@angengland) – After hearing more than one blogger make the excuse “Oh well, I’m just a mom,” they realized that motherhood is no excuse for lack of professionalism. Nor is it a hindrance to productivity! They will discuss how to maintain a professional demeanor, without sacrificing the reason many of us choose to stay home – our families! Together we’ll also share tips and tricks for maximizing productivity and help bloggers focus their to-do lists to the most important and effective items.
How Dad Blogging Can Bust the Fatherhood Stereotypes with Bruce Sallan (@brucesallan) moderating with Jim Lin of Busy Dad Blog (@busydadblog), Ron Mattocks (@CK_Lunchbox) and Kevin Metzger (@theDadvocate) – Dads often get a bad rap in the media, but dad blogging provides an opportunity to dispel some myths and demonstrate that the modern dad is, in fact, a competent and involved parent.
Creating a Media Kit with Francesca Banducci (@SITSgirls) and Allison Talamantez (@swaygroup and @aztalamantez) – This presentation will cover what a media kit is and why you need one as a blogger, the most common elements of a media kit, examples of media kits to get you started and the five essential elements that all media kits need. Attendees will also get a handout to fill out throughout the presentation, which will serve as a template for them to create their own media kit.
Monetizing Your Parent Blog with Adam Keats (@akeats), Sheila Dowd (@xiaolinmama and @clevergirlscoll), Sarah Pinnix (@reallifesarah) and Leah Segedie (@bookieboo) – Yes, parent blogs can generate cash. This panel will offer tips, examples of successes and warnings of pitfalls when it comes to earning real money through your parent blog.
Exposed! When Blogging Gets Too Personal with Cecily Kellogg (@cecilyk), Anissa Mayhew (@anissamayhew), Michele Chestnut (@chelechestnut) and Erin Kotecki Vest (@queenofspain) – Parent blogs often include sharing details of our personal lives, but what happens when life gets a little too exposed? Four bloggers who have dealt with everything from health issues and trolls to personal and political debates will share tips and takeaways on how to cope, how to set boundaries, and how to deal when blogging gets too close for comfort.
Avoiding Parent Blog Design Mistakes with Melanie Nelson (@chilihead) and Brittany Vanderlinden (@mommywords) – Find out about the most common parent blog design mistakes, with an explanation of why they are mistakes that turn off visitors as well as concrete steps to fix those issues on your own blog. The audience will walk away with clear steps to make their blogs more visually attractive and user friendly.
Podcasting for Parent Bloggers with Maria Bailey (@momtalkradio) and Tamara Walker (@momrn) – Two long-time and established podcasters will share tips on getting started with podcasting, where to broadcast, developing a podcast theme and regular guests and topics, and building an audience.
Reaching the Digital Family: Marketing Strategies with Mom and Dad Influencers with Amy Lupold Bair (@resourcefulmom), Adam Cohen (@dadarocks), Janice Croze (@5minutesformom) and Josh Becker (@dadstreet) – There’s no question that brands and agencies are looking to reach not only the online mom, but the entire digital family. What are the best strategies to connect with this growing market, and how do mom and dad bloggers approach their unique audiences differently when representing companies?
Maintaining Privacy While Living Publicly with Jessica Gottlieb (@jessicagottlieb) – This is a very hands on session where bloggers can learn a lot of tips for how to keep their life private while still maintaining intimacy with their audience. It will cover registering your site, deciding to use your name, privacy via social networks like Facebook and Twitter, safety with location-based services, turning private moments into universal stories and public information found online.
Breaking Into Parent Vlogging with Jenny Ingram (@jennyonthespot) and Clay Nichols (@daddyclay) – If you’ve ever thought about delving into vlogging, but were intimidated by it or just didn’t know how to start, two seasoned parent vloggers will offer this basic session to get started.
(Track Keynote) Parent Bloggers Mean Business: Building Success, Respect, Confidence and Income with Kelby Carr (@typeamom) – Yes, parent bloggers can and should take themselves seriously. After all, if you don’t, who will? This session will cover the importance of putting on your game face as a parent blogger, and earning the respect and finding the confidence to break into success. Attendees will learn how to position themselves and their blog as a business, get tips on dealing with naysayers and the stereotypes that frequently hold bloggers with “mom” and “dad” in their name back, and find out how to leverage their blog’s success to branch out into other endeavors, and ultimately make a real and livable income.
The lineup was sourced from the Blogworld site (here) and I’m sure will be subject to some change based on schedules (we are all parents so when the kids call right?!)
What is Blogworld? BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide conference, tradeshow and media event dedicated to blogging, podcasting, social media, social networking, online video, music, Internet TV and radio. BlogWorld conference attendees enjoy more than 120 cutting-edge educational sessions presented by leading bloggers, podcasters and content creators, while the New Me/dia Expo provides the only industry-wide new media marketplace for networking, online business and marketing resources.
Register at blogworldexpo.com with the promo code DADA20 to save 20% off any conference pass. I should note that prices go up 30% on 9/21 hurry up and go get your pass!!!!
Some of you might not be aware that Microsoft makes its own hardware. We aimto fix that in tomorrow’s #win7tech chat by talking about all the latest and greatest hardware created by the Microsoft Hardware Team. Some of it is really beautiful like the Touch Mouse Artist Edition and some of it is made to be more secure than a maximum security prison. Whatever you penchant, there is something out there to delight your fancy.
This week @msfthardware will be joining us from the Microsoft Hardware Team.
– And, our Facebook page where we routinely feature cool hardware from our friends here at the Microsoft Hardware Team.
Not to mention, we are giving away some great prizes. You’ll be asked to answer 3 questions during the hour to be eligible to win and they will be sent from @windows with Q1, Q2, and Q3 proceeding the tweet.
Note we will only be talking about the outlined topic each week and we will not be answering questions outside those topics. Questions for this week may include: When did Microsoft start making hardware? What’s the best Microsoft webcam? Where can I go to ask questions about Microsoft Hardware?
* No purchase necessary. Open to legal US Residents 18+. Ends 4PM EST 9/6/11. Details and T &Cs will be shared at the start of the chat from @windowsblog
I’m part of the windows champions crew…. considering I’ve been using windows since the days of 3.1.1 its not hard to imagine I’m slightly more then a fan. I’m also a tech lover, so having community chats like this just goes to show you how much microsoft is caring enough to engage.
Now for the giveaway part… It wouldn’t be me not to show off something cool… How about one of the new Microsoft Hardware Explorer Touch Mouse [amazon] (seems pretty cool to me).
How to win it… Contest ends 4:00pm EST. September 6th, 2011.
Tell us your favorite microsoft product (could be hardware or software) is and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this once). Must contain the following information: @windowsblog @msfthardware @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/nmFrK4 and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.
Example: Check out #win7tech by @windowsblog & enter to win a Explorer Touch Mouse from @dadarocks & @msfthardware – http://dad.tc/nmFrK4
Stopping for directions as I said was never one of my strong suits, but enter the age of GPS and now I just need to know a few key pieces of information and I really should get where I’m going. Well what happens when you don’t have those pieces of information like where’s a nearby restaurants that might have a changing table for kiddo, or a nice place to grab a bite to eat, or the best yet where to get gas. Not just gas stations but this little wonder app will show you the cheapest gas prices as well. Over the course of this summer I’ve saved at least 30 dollars, which when you think about the fact this app is $0.99 for the first 30 days. After your first 30 days are up, take advantage of the special summer offer and get 12 months of TeleNav GPS Plus for just $9.99/year. That’s over 50% off the regular $21.99/year price. Or subscribe for just $2.99/month but this is a limited time offer. To get started with the $0.99 – 30 day trial just download the app from iTunes.
Find cheap gas prices nearby – updated daily!
Get clear spoken turn-by-turn directions from people, not robots
Traffic-guided routing helps you avoid traffic jams
Auto rerouting takes you to your destination if you ever miss a turn or take a detour
How easy is it to find the cheap gas… you tap the Search button and then choose Gas By Price in the list of categories. You can then select the type of gas (diesel if need be) you are looking for and TeleNav will find those best prices.
How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. August 31st, 2011.
3 lucky people will be winning the TeleNav GPS Plus for 1 year. Leave a comment below with your favorite feature of the TeleNav GPS Plus and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @TeleNav @dadarocks –http://dad.tc/njM8Xk and you must also comment with the link to your tweet.
Example: I want to win a one year subscription to @TeleNav GPS Plus thanks to #TeleNavDad @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/njM8Xk