This Week in Tech: the iPhone 5 & how Jay-Z came to my party!

This week was crazy if you follow the tech scene! On Wednesday, Tim Cook and his team at Apple took the stage in California to announce the iPhone 5 to the world. And then later that night I teamed up with Socialcam and Duracell Powermat to throw a party in NYC that was such a big deal that Jay-Z came!

iPhone 5: Yay or Nay?

This morning on the TODAY show, Savannah Guthrie and I discussed what an inconvenience the new iPhone 5 dock connector is going to be, and offered some tips to people who are thinking about upgrading. If you’re considering the new iPhone, this is a must watch.

You can check out that segment on my site here:

Party at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club

As I mentioned in my intro to this update, we threw a huge party in New York City this week—#PowerHouse4040!

We partnered up with mobile video app Socialcam and wireless charging giant Duracell Powermat to put together an amazing panel featuring the Backstreet Boy’s AJ McLean, Facebook’s Kevin Knight, Mashable’s Andrea Smith, Socialcam’s Michael Seibel, and Duracell Powermat CEO Ron Rabinowitz.

Needless to say, the party was a huge success! We had an amazing discussion about the value of social media, the place was packed, and everyone was shooting tons pictures and videos!

Jay-Z even swung by, and for a brief moment there was total chaos in the club!

Exclusive Deal for Mario Armstrong readers and Socialcam Users!

But the party doesn’t have to end quite yet—Duracell Powermat is extending their generosity to our followers with a first-ever discount on their 24-Hour Power System.

This is literally the first and only time they’ve EVER discounted their product, so we’re incredibly excited to be able to help everyone get this tech at a lower price. Just add the 24-Hour Power System to your cart and add in the promo code powerhouse4040 and BAM! $20 off right there.