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AT&T and Starbucks to Share America

Starbucks CoffeeIt seems that coffee isn’t compatible with T-Mobile USA. AT&T will begin to distribute WiFi to 7,000 Starbucks in the U.S. Beginning sometime this spring, if you are an AT&T U-verse customer, you can get unlimited access. Starbucks Card holders get 2 hours a day free of charge. There are subscription and other deals available to allow access to its other 70,000 global “hot spots.” They will also be upgrading Starbucks’ network with a more extensive bandwidth.

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Starbucks Caters at Home with Sirena

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

SirenaNeed your Starbuck’s fix every morning despite the cost? Their Sirena can make you an espresso in the comfort of your own kitchen. At 15-inches tall, it features a back-pressure adaptor that will automatically adjust to the coffee’s grind and a portafilter. The Sirena works with a simple one-touch button and has an LED water tank indicator light. If the highly caffeinated cup of java doesn’t get you motivated enough, the $599.99 price tag certainly should do the trick.

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McDonald’s to Offer Free Wifi

McDonald's WiFi

McDonald’s continues to try to improve its image by competing with higher end coffee bars like Starbucks. First they put out their Premium Coffee and redesigned some of their restaurants with a quieter green and yellow motif. Now they are offering free WiFi service in the U.K. in 1,200 outlets. The service is already available across the pond and in parts of the U.S., but this is the first time it will be a massive freebie. Chief Information Officer Ivan Brooks believes that regular users will save as much as $530.00 per year. That buys a lot of supersized meals, and we’re lovin’ it.


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The Starbucks iTunes WiFi music store reviewed

iTunes Starbucks Music Store

As promised and Starbucks started their rollout of the Starbucks WiFi Music Store in select cities. Gear Live is lucky enough to be in Seattle, the first city to get the special version of the iTunes Music Store in our Starbucks. The service allows laptops, iPhones, and the iPod Touch users to connect for free to the iTunes store while sipping lattes without having to pay for for a T-Mobile Hotspot account. Click through for our full impressions on Apple’s new partnership with the coffee mega-store Starbucks.

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Dropping Dimes Draft Blog: Round 7, Pick 1

Luke Ridnour Round 7, Pick 1: Luke Ridnour, PG, Seattle Supersonics

Two quick notes regarding this pick:

1) I had no choice but to go with another point guard in this situation.  While there are plenty still out there, I could not risk waiting another 23 selections for the draft to get back to this team to address the point guard needs.

2) I made this draft selection prior to the news about Ridnour’s thumb injury, making this pick obviously more risky in present time.

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Dropping Dimes Draft Blog: Round 3, Pick 4

Rashard Lewis Stud?  Check!
Center? Check!

With two picks in the bag, I felt that this selection either needed to address notable weaknesses or simply pick the best player available, and hope for the best on the way back.  Though Kevin Garnett is one of the better passing big-men in the league, the assist category is obviously my weakness at this point.  However, with a couple point guards going off of the board with the most recent picks, I decided to steer away from the run, and go with whom I felt was the best guy out there:

Round 3, Pick 4: Rashard Lewis, SF, Seattle Supersonics

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