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“Sleep with pigs and wake up with mud on your face.”

FuRaiBo (West LA) Quick Review

Even though I’ve come been here several times for many years, I’ve never reviewed this place on my blog because they don’t serve ramen, soba, udon, or sushi. However, they do serve yakitori (see picture – $3.80), so I decided ...

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Tesla Fast Battery Pack Swap Event

Tesla recently had an event where they showed off their 90 second automated battery pack swap system. Using the service will cost the owner extra, but they also will have free “Superchargers” that will give the car 50% charge in ...

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Android Gmail 4.5.2 Puts Delete Back

After removing the delete icon in version 4.5, Google has quickly backpedaled and released yet another update to put back the delete icon. Yes, there are other fixes too but it’s obvious that they figured out they made a big ...

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Nozawa Bar in Beverly Hills Review

Earlier this year, SugarFish opened their 6th branch in Beverly Hills. Since all the branches seem to be able to make the same consistently great sushi, there was no hurry for me to check out this branch.  However, they decided ...

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PaySimple Mobile Payment Service

Unlike Paypal and Square Up, PaySimple is more of a full merchant service and less for a guy getting paid for moving a couch. But it does have a mobile credit card swiping app, just like other services these days. ...

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FreedomPop Eliminates “Active Status Fee”

One of the strange “gotchas” of the FreedomPop “free” mobile WiMax was the “active status fee” of 99 cents. Basically, if you don’t use your account, they charge you 99 cents to keep your account open. It’s counter-intuitive that they ...

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