Yearly Archive: 2008

Podcast Ep. 66 – 12-31-08 – The LAST Episode… 1

Podcast Ep. 66 – 12-31-08 – The LAST Episode…

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…For 2008 that is… Finally feeling Normal – Las Vegas – New Years – More Panelists on the LIVE Show Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geek08” 877-654-2265 All Show Notes are also on Delicious

LIVE Show – 12-29-08 – Rob Greenlee from Zune, Gary Leland from PodcastPickle 0

LIVE Show – 12-29-08 – Rob Greenlee from Zune, Gary Leland from PodcastPickle

Wow. What a great LIVE Show to end out the year. We had 2 great guests that are both in the Podcast range, therefore we talked a lot about Podcasting. Rob Greenlee is the Podcast Content Director at Zune, and Gary Leland runs the website PodcastPickle.com. We talked a lot about Podcasting, how Zune is running podcasts, associations of Podcasts to iTunes, if MP3 players are stepping aside for Smartphones, if a Zune Phone will be out and a lot more. We also talked about Twitter, Microsoft Home Server, Vista, Quad-core Laptops and a lot more. Hour 1 Hour 2

Week in Tech History – Happy New Year! 0

Week in Tech History – Happy New Year!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. This week we had a lot of “Sold to this Date” stories on the 31st. Of course it makes sense – you have to show some justification or brag about how many Vic-20’s you sold to date. I know I would. It doesn’t mean there is a lot of Good History here. Bill Gates Anniversary, Jobs and Wozniak form Apple, Coleco sells the Adam line. I could go on and on, but then you would have no reason to catch the Quickcast. Therefore, here is the audio of the show.

Ramblings – It’s Official – Geekazine Ready to go to CES 0

Ramblings – It’s Official – Geekazine Ready to go to CES

Well, I finally scraped up my quarters and nickels to get the plane ticket and Hotel reservations for VEGAS BABY!! This will be my first ever trip to Vegas. It’s a little nerve racking, but also extremely exciting. I will be staying at the Monte Carlo. I am arriving at 11 AM PST on January 6th 2009. Will be there until 6:30 AM on January 12th. Hopefully there will be no snow in Vegas. This will be an Awesome week with Todd Cochrane and Andy McCaskey. We will be running Back Channel, High def content and a lot more on the TechPodcasts Channel. In addition I will be pushing out photos and Blogs throughout the weekend.

Geekazine and Friends 2009 Predictions 0

Geekazine and Friends 2009 Predictions

If you like this article, please DIGG it. Thanks! In Part 1, we looked at last years predictions. The numbers weren’t too shabby. This year, we’ve expanded the list to anyone that wanted to contribute. And Contributions I did get. 250 of them. I spent most of Friday night and subsequent morning filtering the list to a couple pages worth of information. We have CEO’s, CTO’s, Marketers, Podcasters and even a Psychic helping us with this years list. Of course at the end of the list I will be adding my 2 cents worth for 2009 on Page 2.  So without any further ado, let’s get started.

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True? 0

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True?

Wow. It was about a year ago I asked for people to send in thoughts as to what to expect in 2008. I also made some Technology predictions. But the real question was – How far off was I? This is actually part 1 of a 2-part story. This first part reviews the predictions I made last year and how far off I was. Part 2 will have this years predictions, including predictions from CEO’s CTO’s TechPodcasters and even a Psychic. So without any further ado, let’s pick apart my idiocy from last year: OLPC will have some growing pains. The first part of OLPC will be the easiest. Maintaining the machines will be the trick. Microsoft coming onboard will muddy the water, but they might be able to do things like offer a better support network to third world countries.

Should there be An Apple Adult App Store? 5

Should there be An Apple Adult App Store?

*Personal Note: If you like this article, Please DIGG it. Thanks! There have already been Apps refused on the Apple iPhone store simply because of questionable content. Last week, a new App – iBoob – was the latest application to get axed. The program was simple. Shake the iPhone and watch the chest shake. While this app really is no different than watching an 80’s movie on Comedy Central, Apple has pretty much set the guidelines for their store that, if you don’t follow, you get booted. Then again, they pretty much said they will nix ANY application without explanation. Nonetheless, these apps will still try to find their niche in the Store. They will get booted – which in turn – Apple will continue to get bad press. Then Android’s store will come along and although they have a kill switch too, they might just be a...

The Day After – Christmas – Bitstrips 0

The Day After – Christmas – Bitstrips

We all love getting the gifts. But when that one gift is just not what you wanted, you have to go to the store and get something to replace it. We all seem to want to go to the store the day after the holiday to do that.

Holidays – The Gift that Keeps on Giving 0

Holidays – The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s a special episode of the Quickcast. Happy Holidays to all It’s 8 am on Christmas Day. You wake up and anxiously await going downstairs to take in the spectacular view of the tree and all its gratuities. The kids are running around, the dog is at your feet. You just stand there with the first cup of coffee of the day wondering “Am I getting a tie or a sweater this year”. But your family (and Santa) surprise you this year. They get you a 40″ flat screen TV and DVR. They get you an Apple iPhone. They get you a new laptop or desktop computer. It’s a Techmas for you and for your whole family.

Happy Holidays from Alex the Dog and Geekazine 0

Happy Holidays from Alex the Dog and Geekazine

Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Everything. Geekazine wishes everyone a safe and fun Holiday season. Check out Alex’s other poses on Flickr

Geekazine Podcast Ep 65 12-24-08 – Holiday Edition 0

Geekazine Podcast Ep 65 12-24-08 – Holiday Edition

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHTML clipboardPlugged Ears – 24 Hour Podcast – CES – More Snow – New Blog – A little annoyed with iTunes – Site move to 2.7 Give to the Salvation Army Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geek08” 877-654-2265 Find all Bookmarks on Delicious Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Week in Tech History – 12-22-08 – PC is Man of the Year 0

Week in Tech History – 12-22-08 – PC is Man of the Year

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Of course, with the Holiday season, Technology news slows down a little. We still have a great list of history though. Including this article – On December 26th 1982, TIME Magazine does the unthinkable. They award the “Man of the Year” award for the first time to a non-human being. The PC received the honor this year. It was called the “greatest influence for good or evil.” Other items in History – Hackers, Hackers, Hackers. The Transistor is demonstrated for the first time. Charles Darwin embarks on his famous voyage aboard the HMS Beagle and SELinux is released to the Open Source Community. I also realized after the podcast that this marks the 100th Geekazine Quickcast.

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Woman gets i-Limb

Telisa Boston lost her right arm at the age of 16 to a Tumor. Since the amputation, Telisa wore prosthetics to do her everyday tasks. She continued on to become a Public Relations and Sales Professional for a Dental assistant. Now, she might get a newly functional arm – of sorts. Enter Biodesigns, inc., which is a high-performance Southern California prosthetic facility. They specialize in upper and lower extremity care using advance technology. They determined Telisa was a candidate for this “myoelectric” solution. Myoelectrics basically means “muscle electronics”. Biodesigns created a “compression-stabilization system” – which is a way to make the hand close around objects with a more natural movement. While she wont be typing 60 words a minute anytime soon, Telisa will be able to do things that she had to limit to her left hand. Picking up objects, opening doors or bottles or anything of the...

Ramblings 12-20-08 0

Ramblings 12-20-08

I am writing this while watching and listening to the 24 hour podcast. This is the 2nd annual show where Todd stays up a full 24 hours talking with others. I have already been on the show with questions throughout the day. I will be with Andy McCaskey talking CES at about 8 PM EST. This week I broke down and went to the Doctor. We found out that it was Bronchitis and I got the appropriate medication to resolve the cough. Everything has gotten a lot better except for the hearing. The ears are so plugged up I figure I have about 25-30% loss. The Doctor says it will subside.

24 Hour Podcast 2008 0

24 Hour Podcast 2008

You can watch the whole 24 Hour Podcast live on Dec. 20th 2008. Show starts at 11 AM EST, 10 AM CST, 6 AM HST. I will be on with Andy McCaskey at 8 PM EST, 7 PM CST, 3 PM HST. We’ll be talking CES and what we’ll be doing there. The whole day will be awesome to watch. You can watch it all here, or go to 24hrpodcast.com

MacWorld Should Slap Apple in the Face and Get A New Keynote Presenter 1

MacWorld Should Slap Apple in the Face and Get A New Keynote Presenter

On Tuesday, Apple did what it said they were going to do for the last 2 years – pull out of MacWorld. Of course, Apple will attend this years’ event, but they really dropped the ball by stating Steve Jobs will not be doing the Keynote address. So now MacWorld is left with the senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phillip Schiller. MacWorld Should Say to Apple “We’re Mad As Hell and we’re not going to take this anymore…”

iPhone vs. Android vs…. Blackberry Storm? Bitstrips 0

iPhone vs. Android vs…. Blackberry Storm? Bitstrips

Last Sunday I was at a dinner of local geeks. The big thing was Abrahams’ new Developer G1. Besides the iPhone and the G1, I was the only one with a Windows PC Smartphone. So I actually made that comment and it actually went down this way. Don’t worry. I am not buying a Blackberry Storm.

Online Ads – Crossing the Line? 1

Online Ads – Crossing the Line?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAds. They’ve been part of our lives for years now. Web ads have evolved since the web became commercial. From Text ads to popups, overlays, javascript and cool little flash pages. Ads are all over sites and can be either non-obtrusive, or very annoying. Last week I wrote an article about a Match.com advertisement where a girl who didn’t really look 18 was supposedly looking at her computer screen. It bothered me that I had to see that. Then, as I entered into MySpace, I found a lot more questionable, concerning ads. It really made me wonder – What is really crossing the line when it comes to advertising? Brought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts.

Am I Drunk? Where’s My iPod? 0

Am I Drunk? Where’s My iPod?

I have seen and heard of many devices that will tell you what your Blood Alcohol Level is. From the machine you have sitting next to the gumballs at the front of the bar asking for 50 cents to tell you, to small keychain devices that work off a watch battery. Breathe and hope you are not past the limit. Now you can add your iPod to that. David Steele Enterprises announced they are shipping the iBreath – a device that attaches to your iPod or iPhone and tells you if you are over the legal limit to drive. And that’s not all! The device also doubles as a FM Radio Transmitter, so you can push your iPod music to your car stereo.

Geekazine Podcast 12-17-08 – Cold and Snow Edition 0

Geekazine Podcast 12-17-08 – Cold and Snow Edition

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI didn’t know I liked Tea – COLD – Full Moon – Who really needs to Shop? I will be on the 24 Hour Podcast this Saturday. Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Give to the Salvation Army All Show Notes are also on Delicious

Review of the Android G1 0

Review of the Android G1

I got to play with a Developer Android G1 on Sunday (Thanks Abraham!). It was an interesting experience and something totally different from the iPhone. Here is what I saw:

LIVE Show – 12-15-08 – With Peter Radizeski and Jaki Levy 0

LIVE Show – 12-15-08 – With Peter Radizeski and Jaki Levy

This week’s LIVE Show, we invite Peter Radizeski – http://www.rad-info.net/ and Jaki Levy- http://www.arrowrootmedia.com/. We talked about cell phones, the data on them, elections, Yahoo email, the Palm Nova and a whole lot more. About 10 minutes into the show, the ustream connection reset. Therefore the 1st video is introductions, while the 2nd video is the show.

Week In Tech History – 12-15-08 – Kevin Mitnick is Charged 0

Week In Tech History – 12-15-08 – Kevin Mitnick is Charged

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotomeeting. Go to Gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for an Unlimited free trial. We are back on the wagon, it was a tough WITH to produce because of this cough.Nonetheless, we found some great history and are reporting to you. December 16th 1988, Kevin Mitnick is charged for breaking into and stealing software from DEC. He also gained control of MCI codes in England and LA. Mitnick became a martr for some computer geeks as he bucked the system in ways people were unsuseptable to .  My personal favorite is how he got free pizza. Other events that happened this week – Suspenders were patented by Mark Twain. Microsoft stops supporting IE for the Mac. The Altair 8800 kit is first released, Symantec and Veritas merge and a lot more. Of course to get all the events, you’ll have to listen to...

Comcast to Roll D3 in Chicago, Atlanta, Ft. Wayne and Baltimore 0

Comcast to Roll D3 in Chicago, Atlanta, Ft. Wayne and Baltimore

Customers in Chicago IL, Atlanta GA, Ft. Wayne IN. and Baltimore MD. are going to get a boost from a technology called “DOCSIS 3.0″as Comcast is rolling it out to those areas. It is part of a 10 city initiative which will also include the Twin Cities MN, Boston (Metro) MA, parts of southern NH, Philly (Metro) PA, NJ, Portland OR, Seattle, Spokane and Eugene WA. DOCSIS stands for “Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification”. It was developed by CableLabs, and includes contributions from companies like ARRIS, BigBand Networks, Broadcom, Cisco, Conexant, Correlant, Harmonic, Intel, Motorola, Netgear, Terayon, and Texas Instruments. DOCSIS uses a Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial cable to push data through at 343 Mbit/s per 8 channels.

A Personal Apology to All… 0

A Personal Apology to All…

I am now closing a 3rd week of being sick. The interesting part is it’s not the same symptoms as when first got sick 3 weeks ago. This last week has been a lot of coughing – otherwise, I feel drained, but fine. Although I am not a doctor (nor play one on TV), I do believe it’s Acute Bronchitis, in which the results would be to drink liquids, vaporize and let mother nature do the rest. I have upped my vitamin intake, too. Anywho, this illness has stopped me from doing a lot of things, like last weeks “Week in Tech History” and this weeks Video review section. I know it’s starting so subside (I can actually lie down to sleep now), so I believe it’s taking it’s natural course. I looked back at all the articles I wrote in the last couple weeks and it really...

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