Talking Your Tech: Actress Zoe Saldana

Dominican actress Zoe Saldana co-starred in the biggest-grossing film ever, Avatar, as well as Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and indie favorite Colombiana. Her latest film, The Words, kicks off at the Sundance Festival in January, and in 2012 she’ll begin production on Star Trek 2. She sat down for a chat about technology with Jefferson Graham of USA Today.

Off screen, Saldana co-founded the MyFDB fashion information website with former fiancé Keith Britton, which she describes as a fashion version of the popular IMDB movie website.

She’s also a huge tech fan, carrying two smartphones and piping digital music into many rooms of her home, including the bathroom.

We caught up with Saldana at a recent Hollywood movie premiere, where she sat down with us to discuss her website and tech fix.

“There’s very little we know about fashion, besides just editorial and brands and bling. We don’t know the backgrounds of stylists and which designer started in what fashion house and moved to the other.” MyFDB provides that information, she says.

A MyFDB perk

Consumers can see models and celebrities on magazine covers, click on their images and get redirected to buy the attire worn online.

Digital music

Pandora online radio is piped into her kitchen and bathroom through her Sonos music system, which picks up streams from the computer. “As a woman, you spend so much time either cooking or getting ready to go somewhere. I like to have music when I’m doing either of these things. Music is a very big participant in everything I do, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed. ”

Her Pandora picks

She arises every morning to a Pandora Disney mix. “You wake up so light-spirited and happy,” she says. While in the kitchen, it’s classic jazz and soul with Nina Simone and Otis Redding. Her other Pandora stations feature Drake, Adele, Juan Luis Guerra, Reggaeton, Jarabe De Palo, Robyn, Rodriguez, and The Shirelles.

She likes creating personal stations based on her likes that “give me a masala of so many artists … and Pandora does just that.”

Two phones

“The BlackBerry is more of a work phone, and the iPhone is a pleasure (phone). You can download tons of games; I have all my photos and music there.”

Favorite apps

MyFDB, IMDB, Yelp, game Plants vs.Zombies.

For the original report go to http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/talkingyourtech/story/2011-12-10/actress-zoe-saldana/51816888/1

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