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Kristen’s 2020 Sportage

Kristen’s 2020 Sportage

Kristen’s heading to Houston Baptist University in 2 months. We decided to finally retire the 2006 Sportage in our family (thank you Mom) and get her a new Kia Sportage with the latest collision avoidance safety features standard in the Sportage 2020. Doesn’t look too bad either!

2020 Kia Sportage

NYU Medical School offers free tuition

NYU Medical School offers free tuition

One of the best stories I’ve heard. Hopefully more medical schools will follow. I believe it has a huge potential to solve what’s wrong with our medical system in America.

60-Minutes coverage

New Your Coverage: Surprise Gift: Free Tuition for All N.Y.U. Medical Students

There is room for improving on the program:

CNBC: Why NYU’s tuition-free medical school offer may not live up to its hype

“In the field of medicine, schools have become worried that students saddled with steep debt are increasingly pursuing top-paying specialties rather than careers in family medicine, pediatrics and research. “

Phone wallet case

Phone wallet case

I use a wallet case for my phones. It holds my driver’s license, a few cards and some bills. Don’t have to keep track of a wallet and I think it offers some of the best protection for a phone. This new case with a strapless design does a sufficient job of keeping the cover closed. On the way home from Dallas during the Cleveland Cincinnati game I found this terrific use of the case. I was able to secure it by folding the cover and pinching the vanity cover on my passenger visor! It held strong the entire trip and offered a glare-free convenient position to watch the game on the road! Probably helped that my newest phone, the Motorola G6 is on the smaller size. So far it’s been a great phone!

Moto G6

Moto G6

I was set to get a new Google Pixel 3 phone $150 off $800 during Thanksgiving.  Then I came across the G6 I could get for $189 at Costco ($50 off).  You can get it on Amazon for $200.   I decided to give it a try and so far, I’m pretty happy with it.  My Google Nexus 6 phone was starting to have issues and no longer allowed Android Auto to work in my car.

The phone is slightly thinner but taller with a 18:9 ratio rather than the standard 16:9. It has tons of features which I’m still discovering.  This is the first phone I’ve owned with a fingerprint scanner and I really like how convenient and quick it is to unlock the phone.  I can define motion actions as shortcuts to various functions. For example shaking it twice will turn on the flashlight!

It has a 12m front facing dual-camera.  Judging from the 1st photo I shot on our back porch, it is plenty nice!

I could buy a phone like this EVERY year at this price and in 4 years I would have spent as much as an iPhone!

CNET Review

TechRadar Review

Solid State External Drive

Solid State External Drive

I want to move all my external storage to solid state drives.  I get nervous that my disk-based external drives will eventually stop working.

This Samsung  T5 SSD 500GB USB 3.1/USB-C  is my first SSD purchase.
It’s tiny and fast!  Love it.  Bought it back in May for $160.  Amazon now has it for $124.
When I fill it up, hopefully prices of the 1TB model will fall and I’ll buy my second.