Yearly Archive: 2007

2008 Predictions in Technology by techpodcast members 3

2008 Predictions in Technology by techpodcast members

“Don’t Tase me, Bro.” is being heralded as the top quote of 2007. Who would have guessed that? Well, some tried to in early 2007. Predicting the future is not just a psychics’ job. Then again, we are not predicting – we are analyzing – Seeing trends in the last year to determine what is coming out next year. I went through some of the predictions of 2007. Some were dead on. Social Networking and Apple devices seemed to top the list in this subject. Other predictions – well, not so much. Now we are fast approaching 2008. There is a lot of technology that was debuted in 2007 and since they are still in their infant stages, we will see them ramp into tools that change the way we compute. 2007 was also a year of rethinking. Going Green is one of the ways we rethought things....

2007 – the Retrospect 0

2007 – the Retrospect

Everyone puts them out; the best – and worst – of 2007, all in one article. And Geekazine is no different. However, we’re taking a slightly different approach. It’s more of a look back to see what has happened in the last year and maybe some hints for what should be done in 2008. Gets you wondering what items you lived without a year ago and what you can’t live without today. So without further ado…. Let’s start with the beginning of the year. It was good. PS3 came out in the console wars, and it was predicted that it will win out of the 3 game systems. That still has to happen. SSD was introduced at CES, and it was tech that is long overdue. The static drives can reduce heat, battery consumption and wait times loading the machine. The technology is slowly coming down to earth...

Episode #13 12-26-07 0

Episode #13 12-26-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSComputer Woes, 24 hour Podcast, Guest on Totally Cool Tech Show, Looking for Geeks Twitter – http://twitter.com/geekazine MySpace – http://myspace.com/geekazine Sponsored by Rhapsody.com. Get your 14 day free trial by selecting this link. Sponsored by Buy.com Get $10 off $200 in our Computer store Download the show (MP3) Show Notes: Vista Better than Mac? – ZDNet MCK Authors Arrested – Ars Technica Is Circuit City Next? – Cnet Flying Carpets? – Telegraph.co.uk 20 hour Notebook Power – Tom’s Hardware On Geek.com Android SDK Frustrates Coupons on Cell Phones Trick out Your MacBook Adult Websites Records Comprimised – ICWT Retail Sells Wii on eBay – RealTechNews All-In-One Projector – Gizmodo Apple to Turn Down iPod – Telegraph.co.uk Top 5 Fails of 07 – ValleyWag Foot In Mouth Awards – Wired Top 25 Web Celebs – Forbes How NOT to Mail a Laptop –...

Episode #12 12-19-07 0

Episode #12 12-19-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast minute Shopping, 24 hour Podcast, USB drive giveaway going til Dec. 31st. Twitter – http://twitter.com/geekazine MySpace – http://myspace.com/geekazine Sponsored by Rhapsody.com. Get your 14 day free trial by selecting this link. Sponsored by Buy.com Get $10 off $200 in our Computer store Shop Now at the Apple Store for Holiday Deals My Odeo Channel (odeo/e9728eb8b41c2e72) Download the show (MP3) Knol – Cnet Ribbit? – Digital Trends SSD in your Gadgets? – Cnet USB DRM Restriction? – Wired OpenOffice Online Goes Beta – ArsTechnica Commodore Apple II – Yahoo On Geek.com: Replay TV bought out Playstation Pre-Pay Cards Vista Biggest Tech Dissapointment? Microsoft on Ebay – PCPro Background Check your Credit Card – TheStreet GM Saves Millions on Heat – Network World Match.com on Facebook – New York Times Video Bandwith – ZDNet Sony vs. Activision on Price – 1up RIP Web2.0...

Episode #11 12-12-07 0

Episode #11 12-12-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNew look on site, Shovelling snow, need new computer – this one’s too noisey. Twitter – http://twitter.com/geekazine MySpace – http://myspace.com/geekazine Sponsors: Rhapsody.com. Get your 14 day free trial by selecting this link. Buy.com Get $10 off $200 in our Computer store Shop Now at the Apple Store for Holiday Deals Download the show (MP3) News: Transistor to turn 60 – Gizmodo CompUSA to Close – WSJ ISP Ads? – Techdirt Service Pack Blocker Kit – PC World Office2007SP1 – ActiveNetwork Commodore64 Still Loved – CNN.com VoIP on iPod Touch? – TUAW On the Geek: Cheaper Solar Cells? Top 10 Games of the Year Try a Phone Before you Buy LCD Glut AMD Quad Core Problems Phishing 2.0 – PCWorld NSFW Trademark? – Wired AT&T 40 Gbps – BusinessWeek Hard Drive Won’t Share MP3 – Wired Lost in DRM – BBC OGG! –...

Episode #10 12-05-07 0

Episode #10 12-05-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI really like WordPress. AJAX Rocks! Pictures to come. Lots of news on a Snowy Week. I have to shovel again when this show is done…. 608-807-4379 – [email protected] Twitter – http://twitter.com/geekazine Sponsored by Rhapsody.com. Get your 14 day free trial by selecting this link. Sponsored by Buy.com Get $10 off $200 in our Computer store Shop Now at the Apple Store for Holiday Deals Google Bids 700Mhz – Yahoo German iPhones Relocked – Wired Porn Sites’ New Tactics – ABCNews Geek Squad Porn Ring Busted – The Consumerist Green Employees See Red – NetworkWorld CCTV Could Track Branded Suspects – BBC On The Geek: Facebook Changes, Again. 3.3 Billion Mobile Phone Subscriptions YouTube Still Dominant in US Mobile Phone Did NOT Kill Man MySpace Suicide goes unpunished – Cnet Important FireFox Update – PCWorld Dell Makes 40,000 PCs with Ubuntu –...

VP#3 11-29-07 VNC into your Mac 0

VP#3 11-29-07 VNC into your Mac

If you use a Mac AND a PC, you may need to switch back and forth. VNC might be the best way to do so without cables, extra keyboards and mice. Here is how you do it.

Episode #9 11-28-07 4

Episode #9 11-28-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSShow is now on Zencast. OpenDNS is now active. Assessment tests are a pain. Ubuntu on Virtual PC and a lot more news. 608-807-4379 – [email protected] Links: Opendns Sponsored by Rhapsody.com. Get your 14 day free trial by selecting this link. Band Sues Guitar Hero Over Likeness – USA Today Does EeePC Violate Linux GPL? – iTWire Leopard a Perfect 10?… – Yahoo Maybe not… – Cnet Hidden Terminal Commands in Leopard – Mac OSX Tips On the Geek: Internet Cut off for P2P users Live Documents Facebook Sharing Info Opera Mini hits 1Million Downloads SPAM is Worse than Ever – USA Today XP benchmarks better than Vista – Cnet Verizon Says Bring your Own – New York Times Brookstone Virtual Store – ZDNet Macbook Pro Drive Defect – Engadget Python Updates in 2008 – CIO Playing Desert Bus for Charity –...

Unlocked iPhones, EeePC, Total HD, Smartphone Security 11-26-07 1

Unlocked iPhones, EeePC, Total HD, Smartphone Security 11-26-07

T-Mobile has turned the tables in Germany by unlocking iPhones so the users can choose which service to use. This was to counter a restraining order by rival Vodaphone. But was that the best idea and more importantly, will that happen anywhere else? Let’s answer the second part first. Don’t expect this to happen anywhere else. And also don’t expect to get a German iPhone shipped to you – unless you are willing to head to Germany and pay $1500 for it.

Roundup #3 – Then and Now – 11-24-07 0

Roundup #3 – Then and Now – 11-24-07

I remember the Holidays back in the 70’s and 80’s. It was a different time then. Phones were wired at the house, we all watched TV on a 20” CRT monitor, and video games were on an Atari, NES or SEGA system. Cars ran on Regular (til  the early 80’s) or Unleaded and sometimes Diesel. You spent about 20 minutes outside warming up and scraping off the car. Albums were on CD. And all your Spam came in letter format, through Magazines or TV commercial. Does anyone remember the onslaught of Ronco products, Patsy Cline and Zamfir album commercials? Send only 9.99 plus S&H to the address on your screen? They were only a minute long. Not 30. Remember flipping through 3-4 channels and watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” on all of them Christmas eve?

Episode#8 11-21-07 0

Episode#8 11-21-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we talk about tons of stuff you can give your geek for the holidays. Also, looking for people to help write and link sites. 608-807-4379 – [email protected] Sponsored by Rhapsody.com. Get your 14 day free trial by selecting this link. Fake Online Friend leads to Girls’ Suicide – CNN 1/2 Million Databases have no Firewall – Network World Firefox 3.0 leaves in over 700 bugs – AppScout First Look at Firefox Beta 1 – ars Technica Vodaphone Gets Restraining Order on TMobile iPhone – CNNMoney On Geek.com PayPal Secure Card AT&T Offers First Napster Phone Patent Lawsuit for SMS messaging 2007 Holiday Gift Guide Ron Paul Collects $4Million Over Internet – LinuxInsider The Whole Internet on this Page – Wordtothewise AMD Spider – Cnet Commodore XX – Lockergnome Sony Slashes PS3 Dev Kit Price – Engadget Don’t want to buy a PS3 for Guitar Hero?...

Video Episode #2 – Don’t forget Power Supply 0

Video Episode #2 – Don’t forget Power Supply

Going to upgrade your computer? Don’t forget to update your Power Supply.

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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #7 11-14-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEpisode #7 – 11-14-07 608-807-4379 – [email protected] $10 Million Dollar Challenge from Google – MSNBC 2500 Marvel Comics Go Online – Mashable OSX 10.5.1 in testing – Apple Insider 64GB Solid State Drive – Engadget 64GB SSD Bootup Time In a MacBook Pro – RyanBlock.com On Geek.com Blu-ray Dominates HD DVD with 71% Disc Sales HTC Launches Touch Cruise Microsoft version of Flickr/YouTube? TiVo Service Pricing Change More News Eye-Fi – Wired The Mac Has Won? – Machinist 100 fastest Growing Companies – CNNMoney Big Brother Watching – Venture Itch Digg.com for Sale? – Valleywag The MySpace Phishing Scam – WCBSTV Macy’s is NOT giving away a $500 shopping card Trend Micro offers Security Service for PS3 – Yahoo Nissan’s Color Changing Paint – DailyTech Wal-Mart $200 PC Sells out – Slashdot First Hybrid Car was 1901 Porsche – ecoGeek Contests: Crestock...

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Weekly Focus #1- 11-11-07

Veterans Day. The day where we remember the men and women who have fought for us and subsequently died for our freedom. From the Civil War to today, Americans have given their life for their country. We remember that, and we honor that. Technology and War are two things that go hand in hand. The newest advances will give the advantage swiftly and sometimes without prejudice. Whether it was the first Bomber Planes in WW1, the first use of mobile communications or the nuclear assault on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Each advantage turns War into a new game. Whoever is on top of their technology game can turn a battle to their advantage. Remember the movie “Small Soldiers” (1998)? Action figures with a smart chip embedded in their systems start battling each other once activated. Today we have Robots that do things like disarm bombs and unmanned...

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Weekly Roundup 1 – Will Android beat Godzilla, Mothra?

I am reminded of the old Godzilla movies when I hear “Android”. But in all reality, this is not much different. We just don’t see a cardboard city get demolished by 3 guys dressed in costumes. Google has given themselves not only a humungous undertaking in aquiring Android, but also a new buzzword that has been passed back and forth many times in the last few weeks. Since it’s silent aquisition back in August, the news has been anything but ‘quiet’. Companies getting on the bandwagon, putting in the hours to make this thing a success. But the real question is – Is this something that the massess want, or will this become another piece of diregarded technology. It’s safe to say that everyone wants a phone that can do more than take phone calls. Text messaging has become more viable way of communicating. According to www.cellsigns.com, 79% of the...

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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #6 11-07-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEposode #6 – Length 38:16 [email protected] – 608-807-4379 Android Domination? – eWeek Facebooks’ New Ad System – Wired Microsoft’s First Test of Online – Offline Sync System – ZDNet WSJ.com Hits 1 Million Subscribers – CNet On the Geek: (www.geek.com) Windows Home Server Available Lenovo Will Discontinue IBM Name on Machines by Olympics Blackberry Software to Become Smaller and Cost Friendly USB Mobile Chargers TIME Votes iPhone Invention of the Year PC’s loosing Relevance in Japan – Yahoo Skype doesn’t work on Leopard? – eWeek Mac OSX Trojan – macnn PDF Spam back? – Network World Apple Tablet PC – CNet

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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #5 10-31-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Show #5 Notes – 10/31/07 Apple Leopard News: 2 Million Copies Sold – MacDailyNews Adobe Apps on Leopard: What You Need to Know – John Nack on Adobe Blog Mac BSOD? – CNet Holes in Max OS – builder.au Hack to run Leopard on a PC – Information Week On the Geek: Seagate Offers 5% refunds on Storage Products – Geek.com NEC SX-9 Fastest Computer Ever? – Geek.com Hitachi Bringing Ultri-Thin LCD HDTVs – Geek.com Samsung 30nm 128 GB Memory Cards – Geek.com Cool Geek Stuff: Computer Repair Utility Kit – Technibble More News:

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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #4 10-24-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSShow #4 Notes – 10/24/0 Whats New with Mac OS X Server IPods and IPhones Help in Mac Sales? Windows MINWIN Wireless SD Card Half CD, Half Vinyl Comcast BlocksBit Torrent Traffic Dot ComFever Part II A New Napster Make Office 2007 Look Like 2003 Law Firm Uses Copyright Claim to Deny Use of Source Code SanDisk Lets you Take TV With You WEP Hacked The Incredible Shrinking Radio Worlds Smallest Mini-Tornado Singles on USB Canada Taxes Music Downloads Google 4 GB of gmail Storage Worst Gadget Invented The Tracking Jacket Links To Note: 32 Things You Can Do with Beer Apple in 2015 MakeYour Own Smartphone?

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10-17-07 #3

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Show #3 Notes – 10/17/07 [email protected]: Length: 55:47 Microsoft Patenting the iPhone? Microsoft Phone Software iPhone Unlock 1.1.1 Zune for $100 Leopard Release October 26th YouTube Antipiracy Tool Oracle Buyout? Facebook – 13 Reasons Your Account Will Get Disabled HD-DVD outsells Blu-Ray – 4 – to – 1 Panasonic says Blu-Ray will be Victorious by New Years Porno Filters broken Access Hard Drive while Computer is turned off Internet Pioneer Sacked? Zeppelin Albums Go Online 10 Dumb Million Dollar Ideas Trying to catch filesharers more costly than worth? Microsoft Updating your files at will? Internet II – Electric Boogaloo HowStuffworks Acquired By Discovery for $250M -HowStuffWorks.com AOL Cuts 2000 Jobs Anti-snoring Pillow? Tiny Linux PC 10 year Watch WINAMP Update Alert: Ubuntu ‘Gutsy Gibbon’ on Thursday Oracle will push out 51 Patches KDE 3.5.8 VersionTracker Links To Note: Halloween Gadgets Computers are...

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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #2 10-10-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Show #2 Notes – 10/10/07 Length: 41:20 Nobel Prize Awarded for Hard Drive Pioneers Top Ten Strategic Technologies Seagate Hybrid Drive Vista and XP Service Packs Due Out… Next Year… Linux Wants Open BIOS Right Side or Left? NIN dumps Their Label RIAA – 1, Family – 0… Literally. Radios at Work Rhapsody On TiVO LINUX – The Preferred Server of Phishers 10 Years of Slashdot Invisibility Cloak? Stop Snoring Pillow Precision Butter Cutter? Links To Note: http://web.archive.org

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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #1 – 10-01-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSShow #1 notes 10/01/07 Length: 44:20 Now on Archive.org Apple introduces the iBrick iPhone sued over price breaks XP Sales extend to June Halo 3 ships Ultima Online turns 10 640gb Solid State Drive Wi-Fi on planes? Office 2008 for Mac Google gets in on Social Network Zingku Lego Scanner Stop Motion Poloroids Blu-Ray recorder 1 Terabyte New Knight Rider

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