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Wednesday, 5 April 2006
Netflix Takes on Blockbuster: Netflix Sues Blockbuster
Topic: Technology News

Blockbuster Sued for Alleged for Patent-infringement by Dallas-based Netflix

What goes around comes around. Blockbuster used to make millions from charging its own consumers late fees. Before Netflix, the online DVD rental service, consumers had to put up with the greed managed by Blockbuster. If you are late to return the video, you are going to pay some fees. That was Blockbuster's deal.

Enters Netflix Inc. The online company rents a DVD for an unlimited time without incurring late fees. For seven years, it has been like this with Netflix.com. Consumers embraced this business move which gave it a competitive edge over Blockbuster. In front of the record profit made by Netflix, Blockbuster decided to drop the late fees. Now Netflix is charging Blockbuster illegally copied its ideas. So it filed a lawsuit in U.S. district court in San Francisco. Netflix accuses Blockbuster of stealing the idea of renting a DVD for an unlimited time without incurring a fee. Netflix thinks it is a patent-infringement case.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 11:31 PM PDT
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Sunday, 2 April 2006
Skin Care issues: Take Care of Your Skin for your Prom & Quincenera Celebrations
Topic: Dark/Latin/Asian SkinCare

There is nothing that says that dark skin is tougher than white skin. Darker skin may have more melanin which helps protect it against sun and slower the aging process. It also makes the skin more sensitive and vulnerable to injury. It is prone to scarring and hyperpigmentation. So be careful about what you apply to your skin in this search for perfection. People who are of Latin, Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, Caribbean and African American descent should require special care. It is not uncommon to see dark skinned people suffer from acne. Acne and ahir removal should be done with care.

Keep in mind that many common cosmetic procedures were geared toward lighter skinned people. In the past, scientists did not use to test devices, cosmetics and medications on people of different colors. Now that the country's ethnic population has grown up, there is an inclination to do that. Now the FDA is requiring companies and scientists to make sure that their clinical trials include Latinos, Chicanos, Hispanics, African, African-American, Indian and Asian people. After all, kids from various ethnic groups go to Sephora, Macy's, JCPenney, Gottschalks and other stores.

Some side effects to consider are hyper or hypopigmentation. Dark or light skin spots that result from any type of trauma. It could be a cut, burn, acne or eczema. In dark skin, popular fillers such as Restylane and collagen and even piercings and tattoos can cause keloids or raised scar tissue that should be surgically removed. Otherwise, they tend to grow back. Laser hair remove can burn, blister and scab the skin if the laser is too strong. Dar skinned people should use chemical-based sunblocks in the sun. Use SPF of 15 on the face and SPF30 on the body. Use those that have zing and titanium. Sunscreen helps out a lot.

Botanica Skin Care: Asian, Mediterranean, Italian, Latino, African American, Caribbean Skin Care




Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 8:44 AM PST
Updated: Sunday, 2 April 2006 8:49 AM PST
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Saturday, 1 April 2006
Shakira's
Topic: Music News

What do you get when you have Wyclef Jean and Shakira on a video? You get a hit. Well, that's what we call the countless search that has been going one for this music video. Thanks to the Internet and broadband, music videos have found a new platform. VH1 and MTV are so passe. Now we have youtube, yahoo Music, google Music, clipshack and countless others. A new genre is created. And fans want to stay close to their music. They want it on their ipods. They want to travel with it.

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Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 8:31 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 1 April 2006 8:34 PM PST
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Wednesday, 29 March 2006
Immigration Issues: Homebuilding, Agricultural Work, Insulation and More
Topic: Immigration/Travel Issues

Illegal immigrants are found in all sectors of the national industry. From the high-tech industries to the agricultural industries, illegal immigrants can be found toiling to keep our economy going. According to the Pew research, they are mostly concentrated in construction, agriculture and cleaning jobs. They are taking jobs that Americans won't take. Even poor Americans and those who are on welfare stay away from these jobs. Who will harvest the beautiful, fresh nectarines, prunes, plums, peaches from the orchards of the San Joaquin Valley? Who will pick the tomatos from the large fields of Florida? Who will harvest the apples from the apple orchards of Washington State? Who will work on our homes as insulation workers? Who will work as agricultural workers? It is estimated that illegal workers make 5% of the U.S. labor force.

In the meantime, we are seeking to sell our houses built by the hands and sweat of immigrants. We are worried because there is a cool down. We see our neighbors who are trying to beat each other to place their homes on the market first. Everywhere you turn, you see a for sale sign. Houses are taking longer to sell. More worry sets in. The house has been on the market for many weeks. The agents have long stopped bringing interested customers. Yet, he or she is still in the picture because of the contract. The weather does not want to warm up yet. Everybody is waiting for Spring, the high season of home shopping. Home prices in the Central San Joaquin Valley are half the state median. That provides many families with incentives to relocate to the Greater Valley areas. From Sacramento and nearby cities to Fresno-Clovis areas, more and more new faces are buying homes. Farmers are selling out. The money is hot. They want to leave behind the unpredictability that comes with agriculture. They want to take the money investors and developers are rubbing on their face, a large sum per acre. There is reason to worry. Interest rates are going up. Prices of existing homes in some key communities are going down. And the number of building permits for residential housing in the Valley is going down. Many industry insiders are saying that it is time that prices settle down a bit.

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Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 11:46 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 1 April 2006 8:33 PM PST
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Tuesday, 28 March 2006
Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom Digital Camera:
Topic: Electronics Gadgets

I have just solved one of the family's camera problems. No more complaints from my wife about not having access to my [Kodak] camera! I found this Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom Digital Camera that I could not pass on. It was a great present idea for my wife. In fact, it's the right kind of camera she needed on the road. I knew for sure she would be attracted to this 5-megapixel resolution, stylish, all-metal frame camera. After using it on a few occasions, I personally have come to fall in love with some of its features. I like the fact that it comes with a battery charger which comes handy on the road. Besides, its rechargeable Lithium LI-10B battery can last a long time.

Another great Olympus camera is the Camedia C4000. Read about its features.

What are some of the attractive points of the C-50?

Right off the bat, I will admit that this camera, however small it be, comes equipped with lots of features that may not remind you of the great point-and-shoot feature found in most other cameras. That does not diminish it either. For the few occasions my wife let me use it, I will say that I have left in the default mode and just proceed to take my shots. I did not have to mess around with its menu structure and other parameters. While talking about the features of the C-50, it's worth noting that you can shoot in full auto, full manual, aperture, or shutter priority, or six program modes plus one user-defined mode.

I was amazed by the length of time I could shoot without having to recharge. The battery life was good for more than 2 and a half hours. I took about 325 shots.

The C-50 camera comes with the following features: *five-mode flash, *auto and manual white balance plus four presets, *auto and 80 to 320 ISO equivalency, *two-stop exposure compensation, *sharpening and brightness adjustments.

With 5 MP, you can expect the high quality of the images you shoot. This little camera has nothing to worry about its competitors ranging from the Konica KD-500Z and Canon PowersShot S45 in terms of image quality and feature set. For the small price I had to pay, I can say that the C-50 delivers on the images.

Other important features that can be found in the C-50 Zoom Digital Camera

Just take a deep look at the C-50 camera, you will notice that its zoom lens is protected with a sliding metal shutter that doubles as the power switch. Turn it around and you will find out that on its back is the well-known ten-position select/mode dial, a four-way jog button, and a Quick View button. As you press the Quick View button, you will be able to see the display of the last captured image. By pressing it twice, it will go between shooting and playback. I have fallen in love with the high-resolution 1.5-inch LCD viewfinder which is bright and sharp.

With this camera, you can also shoot videos at 320-by-240 or 160-by-120 at 15 fps, but the camera has no audio capability. At least, you can have a 16-second worth of movie.

Shutter speed 1/2-1/1000 sec

Weight .43 lb

Height 2.3 in
Width 3.9 in
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom 4x
Lens 35 mm equivalent

The C-50 camera comes bundled with a battery charger, wireless remote control, and a small 32 MB xD Picture Card memory card.
What are my closing thoughts?
If you want a sharp, small camera to take on the road with you, you should invest in the C-50. So far, my wife and I have loved it. ---------------------------------




Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 11:39 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 28 March 2006 11:43 PM PST
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The South Beach Diet
Topic: Book News

With the ongoing epidemics of obesity that our nation is going through, it's time that somebody, a renowned cardiologist who has seen the ravages of heart attacks, cholesterol and insulins step up to the plate. Step up, he did! Dr. Arthur Agatston is the right MD to bring us an easy-to-follow, no-nonsense book on dieting. It's not just one more book that comes on top of the hundreds of thousands diet books claiming to have the magic cure-all touch. Dr. Agatston was already known and liked among his peers. After all, he had developed a cardiac imaging device that helps predict future heart attacks. After seeing the misery and fumbles of his patients, he decided to help them with The South Beach Diet, a breakthrough book on dieting.

Why the South Beach Diet Title?

A glitzy title that is different from other diet books

For one thing, images sell a lot. If you have never been to Miami's South Beach, you may not know how profiles, great food from various ethnic cuisines, fashion, hard bodies mix together to create this exotic group of people who have no problems displaying their assets. South Beach is the place to people watch and get seen. It's the new Venice Beach in its heyday. This is not to diminish the continuing popularity of Venice Beach on this side of the country. As I am at it, I should mention Santa Monica Beach which is my favorite hangout. Any way, most of the people you see on South Beach count themselves as followers of this cardiologist, Dr. Arthur Agatston. The South Beach Diet is his way of saying to this group of "hotbods" to maintain their great physique. And to those who are his patients, he is saying, "come along, let me show you the way." What should you expect to get out of the South Beach Diet?

If you forget everything that is said and written about this book, just remember that this book is not a low-carb and low-fat one. The South Beach Diet rather teaches you to mix the right carbs and the right fats--that is to say--the good ones- with the bad carbs and bad fats. A clear example would be Dr Agatston's push to combine the good with the bad as found in dipping whole wheat bread into olive oil instead of using butter. After all, what contributes to the book's appeals and enthusiasm are its earthy and conversational tones. It's like one of these old family doctors' visits. There is nothing in the book that will scare anybody away. In the South Beach Diet, you will find lots of meal plans and simple recipes that you can easily apply to your own meal preparations.

After going through the book, I realized what some nutritionists and psychologists have long suspected. Making appeal to the dieter's cognitive realms will get things done faster. Dieting starts in the brain.

Furthermore, based on his expansive experience at Miami Beach's Mt Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Arthur Agatston has long realized that despite their popularity, the currently available diet programs were not meeting all of his patients' dieting needs. In some of them, he found dangerously high levels of blood sugar and cholesterol. He was touched by the non-stop recurring battles of his patients with the monster of weight gain.

The South Beach Diet's Proposed Solutions To Obesity

Get started. Get healthy by losing weight with the 3 phases mentioned in the book

Phase 1: Banish all your cravings. It's very restrictive, but hang in there. During phase 1, you will eat normal-size helpings of meat, chicken, turkey, fish, and shellfish. You will have plenty of vegetables, eggs, cheese and nuts. You'll have salads with real olive oil in the dressing. You will have three balanced meals a day. It will be up to you to eat to satisfy your hunger.

Stay away from these food items for the first 14 days:

Say no to bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, baked goods. No fruit. No candy, cake, cookies, ice cream or sugar. No beer or alcohol of any kind. Keep in mind that you will be able to consume them after phase 1. For a few seconds, I was thinking that a regular guy's meals and beverages were taken away!

Phase 2: Re-introducing Carbs: (great news!) Banished Foods Get back into your life while still on diet.

By now, you'll have noticed some weight loss largely due to the fact that you have limited some of the foods that caused old bad urges. They tended to make you gain and store fats. After losing up to 13 pounds in Phase 1 over a 14-day period, you will decide however long you want to say in phase 2 by the number of pounds you want to lose. Bear in mind that in this phase, you have been allowed to re-introduce either bread, pasta, rice or potatoes etc. It all depends on your taste.

Phase 3: A Diet For Life

By now, you will have been feeling so great about yourself. Your friends, family members and co-workers will have congratulated you on conquering your personal urges. You will become a new "hardbod." You will be glad of your new status. You will be glad to change your wardrobe. You'll be able to do things you'd never dreamed of. It comes without any pain that you want to apply these dieting techniques to your life for ever.

As you have discovered the key and secret to modifying your physical attributes, you will have let your mind control the matter.

Congratulations to you! You have conquered yourself! Just know that you have just added many happy and healthy years to your heart.

Good carbs (vegetable, fruit, grains, olive and granola oils, salmon, tuna) to you and your family!

Consume the following in phase 2: fruits, berries, some bread, pasta, whole wheat bread with selected carbs.




Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 11:31 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 28 March 2006 11:33 PM PST
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Nissan Murano
Topic: Hot Car & Autorecalls

Nissan has a way of giving the American consumers what they want. The automotive company's engineers have hit it big with this year's Nissan Murano. On the freeways as well as in cities all over America, the SUV is a real head-turner. I can clearly remember the winks and hellos that were coming from other drivers in a hip section of the Central Valley where I took it for my test driving. This crossover SUV is a giant beast on the road. In fact, it is a much superior vehicle that is enhanced in all ways possible. The Murano was introduced in 2003 to great consumer reviews. The 2004 Murano comes with a 245-hp, 3.5-liter, dohc V6 which allows great acceleration. This SUV is also the first North American application of Nissan's advanced Xtronic continuously Variable Transmission.

During my test-driving, the SUV responded to all my commands with great satisfaction. In fact, it is what I have come to expect from it. It was not only responsive, but also quiet, functional and comfortable. As a parent, I was looking at the space that it comes with. Parents always need to either shop or carry strollers and you name it. It provides a smooth drive on the freeway. What I like about the vehicle is its distinction. It does not resemble any of the clones that have been rolling out of manufacturing companies lately. If Nissan wanted to make an impression on the psyche of the American buyer, I can say that the company has greatly succeeded.

What are some of the key features of this SUV?

Great acceleration and handling

Let's look at what hits your eyes first. There is no doubt that this vehicle has the best sculpted exterior I have ever seen. It goes well with the Nissan's "sculpture in motion" theme. Looking at the SUV leads you to realize its three-dimensional fee. But wait until you get inside to see the equipment it sports. In addition, it's worth noting that the Murano has borrowed a few things from the very popular Nissan Altima. Think about the FF-L, front engine, front-drive, platform. What the FF-L does is that it pushes the wheels out to the corners. This results in a much longer wheelbase. Take a look at its grille and D-pillar and you'll feel that you are standing in front of a car that conjures high quality and value.

Most young guys enjoy the contemporary looks

Nissan zones in on this important feature by equipping the Murano with standard 18-inch wheels and tires, advanced vertical stack headlights with xenon bulbs. So much more can be written about the exterior of this superb SUV. Just like most parents and buyers, I was more interested in its interior. I have enjoyed the clear visibility and storage compartments that most Nissan vehicles are equipped with. The Murano is not an exception to the rules. It has great storage and cargo capacity while allowing first class seating from two to 5 passengers. Yes, it does have great luggage space too. The rear cargo area has enough space to accommodate suitcases and other cargo.

Safety features

Having been an owner of the Nissan Quest for sometime, I can share with you that the company places neat safety features in its vehicles. The Murano has a two-tiered lockable center console storage box with room to hold a purse, a laptop computer and other materials. It comes fully loaded with many safety gadgets such as the dual-stage supplemental front airbags with seat belt sensors, front-seat side-impact supplemental airbags and fron and rear seat curtain side-impact supplemental airbags, Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones that throw away the crash energy from the passenger compartment. Now all of thse nifty features are designed to protect you.

My final words

The Murano is a great vehicle it price is not an issue. If you intend to spend a major part of your time behind the wheels, they'd better be the Murano's. Everything on the vehicle appears to be effortless. A smooth ride is a guarantee.




Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 11:26 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 28 March 2006 11:34 PM PST
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The Big Charbroil Starts The Grilling Season!
Topic: home&garden

The Spring and Summer rituals are with us once again. Daylight Savings time. The birds are chirping and nesting. The heat waves are striking us. They make us think about the heat assaults of the upcoming Summer months. The kids want to stay out longer to enjoy the daylight. The neighbors have already started to dust and clean their garage. A few houses down the block, smoke is rising in the back yards and the kids are blasting their music some heavy metal while joking with their buddies.

As for me, there wouldn't be any Spring and Summer without the joy of grilling and open-air cooking or B-B-Q-centered get-togethers. It's the time of the year when I get to use various grills as the men of my church, work and club tend to throw a barbecue almost every other week-end. Any occasion is good enough to throw a party. We are not counting normal occurring events such as birthday parties.

What makes me think that this Big Easy All-in-One is one of the best grills out there

Just this past week-end, I had the opportunity of using this Char-Broil at one of my buddies' house. After officiating at a local Field & Track meet, we decided to have a small party in the back yard of his new residence. The plan was for me to take pictures of the back before he starts transforming it. He also wanted to give me a demo of his woodworking skills. He had a project he was working for one of his clients. After taking the pictures, it was time for us to eat lunch. The chicken and patties had been out of the freezer for a long time. His wife called him to go pick up one of the kids who did not want to stay with the grandparents any longer. It was my opportunity to prepare lunch. Using this Char-Broil was a blast. After connecting the propane tank, I made sure to read the directions as to which way to open and close the thank. It was not brain surgery at all. The arrows were there to guide me. As by a measure of precaution, I made sure to turn the cap all the way until I could not turn it any longer. That was to open it. I lifted up my head and looked at the front area of the grill. I turned the button to the start area and press on the push button igniter. In a matter of seconds, I heard the roaring of the flame. I increased it to High. Then, I turned to the next button on the right to make sure that both burners were one. I wanted to wait until the grill/smoker heats up. I kept my eyes on the temperature gauge to wait for the needle to set right in the middle. In the meantime, I was busy turning my chicken meat, hot links and beef paddies in the bowls. Lunch was just around the corner. After about 4 minutes, I grabbed the handle to open the cast aluminum to check the heat. Since the grill/smoker was in the path of wind, there was a sudden escalation of fire and smoke. I quickly moved to turn down the heat. Managing all this fire was important. By then, I was ready to throw a few pieces of meat onto the grill. The hot links followed. The fat from the chicken was causing the fire to jump. Besides the wind gust was too hard to bear. I had to find a protected area to hide the grill.

How easy is it to grill on this Char-broil?

No need to wait for a long time to prepare lunch! Both men and women can use it with great satisfaction. I found the side burner to be very useful in that other items can be prepared. Depending on where you are grilling, placing an empty can of soda will collect all the juice from the meat. This Char-Broil offers decent space to place big bowls.

Cleaning was a breeze. With a wire brush, I proceeded to clean the grill before entering the house. It took me about 10 minutes to clean the whole grill. Anybody can use this grill without any complication. Before leaving, I made sure to turn it off and closing the liquid propane thank. For more safety, the tank comes with a retainer. I will tell you that depending the size of the tank, it may not fit. That's what I realized with the model that I have at my own residence. After exchanging it at Wal-Mart, the new tank fits in the hole but the retainer did not fit.

Do I recommend this Char-Broil?

If you are looking for a decent grill/smoker that will get your job done, I'll encourage you to purchase this one. If you are cooking at any event and see this brand, I'll advise you to select it.

All in all, this is a great purchase.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 11:23 PM PST
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Thermos Grill2Go Fire+Ice
Topic: Hot Real Estate Shopping

The Mixture of Fire and Ice Made Possible by the Thermos� Grill2Go

This is a great gas grill for anybody who likes barbecuing on the beach, at campgrounds and parties. How about finding your own little corner of the soccer or football fields to start grilling while cheering for your team? With the Thermos� Grill2Go, all of these things are possible. Right by you, you will have access to two most precious commodities: A nicely burger and a cold one. That's what a few friends of mine did a few weeks ago when we went hiking the Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. After our climb was over, we came down to commune and enjoy some great food together. Besides the other ice chests that most of us brought, the hike organizer brought his Thermos Grill2Go to showcase and prepare some meals for us. No other burgers have tasted this good! It must be the idea of eating in the wilderness which was our base camp. Yes, we were also hungry, but nothing tasted better than these grilled pieces of chicken and beef paddies.

What to know about the Thermos Grill2Go Fire+Ice:

Here is what you'll get if you decide to purchase one of these neat machines: 3 Years (Aluminized Top and Bottom , Stainless Steel Burner), 1 Year (Cooler and Lift Mechanism), 1 Year Limited All Other Parts. In addition, you'll get lots of B-B-Q joy from this gas grill. The cooking surface is non-stick grate/griddle. The burner is stainless. What you need to remember is that the cooking area is 310 Sq.in.

A few things to keep in mind when shopping for a grill:

The cooking area consists of length versus width of the primary cooking area and the warning rack. You have to decide whether you want to grill a meal for a small family of two or three or prepare an extended family feast. The cooking areas can range from 310 sq. in. to 896 sq.in.

How about the cooking surface? The grills have either porcelain wire, porcelain cast iron or stainless cooking surfaces. As in this thermos Grill2Go, you'll be happy to know that best cooking performance comes from a grill with either a porcelain cast iron or stainless cooking surface.

Furthermore, when it comes to the burners, you will realize that the best grills have either stainless cast iron or cast brass burners which usually give outstanding cooking performance. If you should purchase a grill with cast brass burners, you'll find out that they offer lifetime warranties.

BTU: The higher the BTU, the better searing you'll get

Well, let's quickly add that in the absence of elemental conditions, this thermos will give a pretty consistent searing of your meals. BTU is the abbreviated form of British Thermal Unit which is a measurement of how much heat your grill will generate. If you want to get into higher BTUs, you may want to look at the 53,000 BTU Char-Broil Keepers of the Flame Commercial series, 36,000 BTU Weber, 40,000 +12,000 BTU side burner Brinkman etc.

Final thoughts

As a portable system, the Thermos Grill2Go is a very decent gas grill which will keep your burger hot and beverages cold at the same time.


Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 11:14 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 28 March 2006 11:16 PM PST
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2004, 2005, 2006 Nissan Titan: Nissan Armada Platform
Topic: Hot Car & Autorecalls

Do you want to go for the XE, SE or LE? Whichever type you choose, you can only be a happy truck owner. Consider the following: Four (4) real doors in a car-like truck which comes with all the sturdiness and roughness of any truck on the road!

Are you wondering about whether you should trade in your current vehicle to be able to afford this new Nissan Titan Crew? Are you on the market for a new vehicle? Whatever your reasons to look at this great truck, once you've read this review, you may not hesitate to purchase one. I have long been a fan of the Nissan vehicles. Part of my loyalty to this brand comes from my childhood years. The Datsun brand was folded into Nissan. And I continue to like Nissan cars. When my wife bought her van a few years ago, I was there to cheer her on. If we could wait a few years, I would be more than willing to put that money toward a this all-new V-8 engine Titan. While we are still satisfied with the performance of our Nissan Quest, we may be asking whether the time to trade it in is just around the corner. So, it did not bother me to go car-testing this past week-end. My eyes converged on gray 2004 Titan parked right in front of the local dealership. After doing the essential walking around and asking a few questions, it was time for my wife, kids and me to explore the secrets of this great piece of moving technology.

What are some of the features that attracted me to this workhorse truck?

Specs and Features: This 4-door 4WD full-size crew cab can seat 6 passengers easily. It can tow 9,400 pounds, way more than most half-ton extended or crew cab can. (The competitors can't stand this heat right here!) It can haul up to 1,850 pounds. this 5-foot, 7-inch truck bed has a to-die-for tie-down system that provides comfort, flexibility as well as convenience in hauling cargo. You don't have to worry about your products, cargo being squeezed to the point of destruction.

This crew cab has an all-new V-8 engine with aluminum cylinder heads and block. Keep in mind that it's a 5.6 liter engine which can produce 305 horsepower and 379 lbs.-ft of torque. The truck sits high above the ground. Take it off-road and you will realize how easy it is on practically all types of terrain. What else does it come equipped with? Its five-speed automatic transmission is geared toward heavy-duty truck use and towing.

Gas-guzzler or what?

One of my main concerns had to do with its fuel economy. It's always the issue with a V-8 engine. I was somewhat relieved to find out that the crew cab does 14 mpg in the city and 18 on the highway. Actually, this is better than I expected for such a powerful truck. Who does not feel concerned by the recent high costs of gas. It's unfortunate that these vehicles are known to be gas-guzzlers. More and more, such vehicle types as the GMC Yukon XL, Yukon XI Denali and Chevrolet Suburban, F 150 are becoming very common on the road. We have to tell the truth about this vehicle here.

All throughout my testing, what I enjoyed the most was the smoothness and acceleration of the truck. The handling and performance were what I expected. As I am keen on safety features, I quickly checked them out in the booklet. The list of safety features is pretty long. It has front seat side-impact and curtain supplemental airbags with adjustable upper anchors. My wife quickly pointed to the LATCH child seat anchor system. My kids were kept busy by the movie they wanted to watch on the DVD Mobile Theatre System with fold-down 7-inch monitor and 350-watt 10-speaker Rockford Fosgage-powered sound system.

What else should be noted in the truck?

Remote keyless entry, remote down windows, tilt steering column, speed-sensitive wipers, front captain chair, six cup holders and bottle holders.

It's a great truck that you'll be proud to show to your friends. -----------------------------------------

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Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 11:09 PM PST
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