Sunday, September 25, 2016

Best Buy Tech Home @North Point


Best Buy has brought to life the latest in home technology at their Tech Home in the Mall of America where customers can touch and try the latest technology products in a homelike environment.
Customers have the opportunity to learn about the latest in CE and Connected Home by touring the Tech Home with an expert Blue Shirt or Geek Squad Agent.
Customers also have the opportunity to schedule a free In-Home Consultation with an In-Home Advisor, a new service from Best Buy in the Atlanta market.

Best Buy carries the latest and greatest in connected home technology products and their knowledgeable Blue Shirts can help customers you find the solution to fit your needs.



The Samsung SmartThings Hub is the brain of your smart home.
It connects wirelessly with hundreds of compatible smart devices such as smart locks, lights, outlets, thermostats and more, allowing you to monitor, control and secure your home from anywhere, from your smartphone with the SmartThings app.
Once you have the Samsung SmartThings Hub and free SmartThings app, you can add as many devices as you want to customize your smart home. Compatible with ZigBee, Z-Wave, and IP-connected devices. Works with the following brands: Samsung, Honeywell, Schlage, Yale, First alert, D-Link, OSRAM LIGHTIFY, Leviton, Bose, Cree, and others.

Here are a couple I thought was very useful:

SKU 4470700 Samsung SmartThings Arrival Sensor
By placing the sensor in a child's bag, around a pet's collar or in your car, you can stay connected to loved ones as they enter or leave your home.
Receive a notification on your phone when your child arrives home from school, or a pet leaves the house
Trigger different actions to take place when you arrive or leave home, such as automatically turn the lights on or off, or unlock or lock the door.

SKU 4481806 Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor
This sensor detects both movement and temperature in your home and sends you alerts if there's unexpected activity when you are away.
Receive alerts if there is unexpected movement while you're away or asleep, set connected lights to turn on and off as people come and go, or set your heating and cooling to adjust based on temperature or motion.

SKU 4481809 Samsung SmartThings Multi-Purpose Sensor
This sensor can tell you whether doors, windows, cabinets or your garage are open or closed.
Receive an alert if doors or windows open unexpectedly, or check whether the front door, window or garage are closed.
The Mulitpurpose Sensor can also detect vibration and temperature.

Many of the above individual Samsung SmartThings products come in a convenient Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit (SKU 4481802). Included in this kit are the the Hub, motion sensor, 2 multipurpose sensors and a smart outlet
The easiest way to turn your home into a smart home.
Add smartness to your home with the SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit. Contains a SmartThings Hub, two Multipurpose Sensors, a Motion Sensor, and an Outlet.
Once you have the Samsung SmartThings Hub and free SmartThings app, you can add as many devices as you want to customize your smart home. Compatible with ZigBee, Z-Wave, and IP-connected devices. Works with the following brands: Samsung, Honeywell, Schlage, Yale, First alert, D-Link, OSRAM LIGHTIFY, Leviton, Bose, Cree, and others.
Additionally, Samsung is also featuring Appliances in the kitchen of the Tech Home.



Come experience how Canon technologies can help create inspired connections that allow you and your families to focus on moments that matter.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens:
24.2MP CMOS sensor can capture high resolution, crisp and natural looking photographs
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC allows for easy sharing of all of your photos and videos


Canon Connect Station CS100:
Up to 1TB of wirelessly accessible storage for approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content
Just simple tapping NFC-equipped Canon camera or camcorder to transfer your photos and videos to CS100


Canon PIXMA MX922 Network Ready All-In-One Printer
Print, copy, scan, and fax documents and create borderless photos with this all-in-one printer
My Image Garden software provides fun filters and automatic layout suggestions for customizing your prints, calendar organization, facial recognition and more.




Sweepstakes Information - There are 2 sweepstakes opportunities at Tech Home:
Come and visit Tech Home at the North Point Mall to learn how you could win a $10,000 Best Buy Gift Card, a Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Collection, Samsung Dream Kitchen, and a Samsung 55” SUHD 4K TV and more.  
Be one of the first 250 to visit the Tech Home at the North Point Mall each day from 9/27-10/14 and you could win one of many prizes made with Qualcomm technologies including Sonos Play:1 speakers, Samsung Gear S2, and more. 



I received a best buy gift card in exchange for this post. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Six Flags over Georgia Fright Fest



“We are committed to making Fright Fest the premier Halloween attraction in Georgia with our world-class roller coasters and topnotch frightening attractions,” said Six Flags Atlanta Properties Park President Dale Kaetzel. “Combined with the all-new Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality Roller Coaster, we guarantee that our guests will be screaming louder than ever before this fall.”

In Rage of the Gargoyles, riders wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets will become pilots of an Apache-style helicopter, transported into a futuristic battle against blood-thirsty gargoyles on Dare Devil Dive and experience:

·         The incredibly immersive world of virtual reality – straight up nearly 100 feet as the gargoyles pound on the copter’s windshield;
·         Flying down a 95 degree launch off the edge of a building - beyond vertical;
·         Darting between a devastated cityscape with battered skyscrapers, hazardous bridges, and falling debris; 
·         Daring aerobatic maneuvers through three inversions and zero-gravity hills; and
·         A fully interactive gaming battle through 2,100 feet of track to destroy the vicious master gargoyle.

The petrifying Fright Fest event will also feature four new unnerving additions:

·         Mummy’s Curse, a new pitch-black haunted maze, where the old curse of the Six Flags Over Georgia mummies are lurking, looking for their next victim;
·         The Witching Hour, a new scare zone, where all of the dead zombies and monsters will haunt you before the night ends at the park exit;
·         CarnEvil, a live show, with the scariest of all creepy clowns you’ve ever come to see, that will become part of your worst nightmare; and
·         Demon District, a new haunted scare zone, where a chilling mob of infected zombies and monsters are ominously taking over the streets of the park, holding no bias.

The event’s signature attractions are also back this year including Terror Train, ZX-1 and the award-winning Dr. Fright’s Dead Man’s Partyat the Crystal Pistol Music Hall, along with all of the guest-favorite rides including Goliath, BATMAN: The Ride, SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight and more. Fright Fest begins each night with The Uprising, where bloodthirsty monsters are released into the dark of night.  

During the day, the park is filled with tamerThrills by Day Halloween activities for families to enjoy together, including a harvest festival, arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, spooky stories and more. Children 12 and under are encouraged to wear a family-friendly costume to the park and take part in a costume contest with their favorite Looney Tunes friends.  





Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia runs September 24 through Halloween night October 31 on select days. A Haunted Attractions Pass is required for all mazes. For more information, please visit Fright Fest 2016.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 55 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visitwww.sixflags.com.

Monday, September 12, 2016

The *NEW* Quilted Monkey Mat

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