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

Ramen Yamadaya Westwood Review

A few years ago, a Japanese restaurant opened on Westwood boulevard near Wilshire but it went out of business and was replaced by another one, which promptly also closed. Luckily for Westwood, Ramen chain Yamadaya took over the location and is ...

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Japanese Robata Kaba Restaurant Review

The Shin-Sen-Gumi Ramen in downtown has gotten so popular, there’s always a long wait. Not wanting to wait, I decided to cross the street to Robata Kaba next to Johnny Rockets. The first thing I noticed was that all the tables ...

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SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive Review

Although, the purpose for the SanDisk Wireless Flash drive is to give smartphones more storage space, I needed a way to wirelessly transfer data from my computer to a USB flash drive. After looking online, I found the best price ...

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BMW i8 In The Wild

Although the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car was released in 2014, it’s already sold out through 2015. I saw this one in West LA. The MSRP is $135,925 but because it’s so hard to get, it has been sold at auction ...

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Samsung Pay Beta Goes Live

After the last firmware upgrade on my Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, there was an app icon to launch Samsung Pay. However, it just launches a shell app that does nothing. However, I decided to sign up for beta testing on ...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 on Sprint Firmware Update

On August 24, 2015, Sprint pushed out a new update to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (version G925PVPU2BOH1). Here is the official list of updates from Sprint: Samsung Pay Live broadcasting via YouTube High Quality Audio (with Samsung headsets) UI updates ...

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Peeple Is Caller ID For Your Door

In my quest to connect everything to the Internet, I found a crowdfunded device called Peeple that will attach to your existing peephole and send notifications to your smartphone. Here’s how it works. When somebody knocks on your door, it ...

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