Monthly Archive: November 2008

When Streaming TV and Movies Go Mobile – Joost and iPhone 1

When Streaming TV and Movies Go Mobile – Joost and iPhone

As a kid I had this really cool TV. it was a Bentley with a 5″ Black and White screen and ran on AC power or 9 “D” batteries. It went all the way up to Channel 83, so if I hooked it up to the cable today, I would get the Big 10 network, MTV, and Disney. Yeah, Black and White, but sometimes you have to go old school. Joost is no Bentley, but they might have finally pulled into a niche here. Last week they made an iPhone app for the Joost service. It’s not the best thing in the world, but it’s better than nothing.

Double Review – WarmMe Mouse AND Video Streaming. 0

Double Review – WarmMe Mouse AND Video Streaming.

Sometimes it’s cool if you can work the 7-10 split. That is what we are doing tonight with the review of the WarmMe Mouse. It’s a mouse that warms up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. However, I also wanted to review some of the Video streaming sites out there. Therefore, I took the review of the WarmMe mouse and did 4 different versions. I took 1 take on each site and will be reviewing the results of: Stickam YouTube Mogulus uStream We will start with Stickam’s video:

Special Thanksgiving LIVE Show!! 11-27-08 0

Special Thanksgiving LIVE Show!! 11-27-08

We had a special episode of the LIVE Show tonight as we talked about Black Friday and a bunch more stuff. Was only an hour tonight, but we still had some good conversation.

Happy Thanksgiving – Bitstrips 0

Happy Thanksgiving – Bitstrips

Trying to get work done today so I can sleep in and eat Turkey tomorrow. In the meantime, here is a small Bitstrip I created to wish everyone a Happy Turkey Day. I know that some of you don’t celebrate, but nonetheless, you should take some time out and think about what you are thankful for. I would like to thank the following people: Fred D. – CareerSaver Todd Cochrane – Geek News Central Andy McCaskey – SDR News Norbert Davis – Totally Cool Tech Podcast Mike Smith – Mike Tech Show Bwana McCall – Bwana.tv Art and Mike – Two Guys Podcast Dustin Williams – Epic Online Paul Rj Muller – Caffination Cal Mazzara – PC/Mac Smackdown Cali Lewis – Geek Brief TV Cliff Ravenscraft – GSPN Brett Hiley – Hiweb Steven Heywood – The Tech Buzz There are so many more I could thank including all...

Geekazine Podcast Ep 61 11-26-08 – Short Show 0

Geekazine Podcast Ep 61 11-26-08 – Short Show

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI am under the weather, so we are going to make this as short of a show as possible. Another project – CES Swag – Printer Giveaway – Interviews and Reviews Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Give to the Salvation Army All Show Notes are also on Delicious

LIVE SHOW – 11-24-08 – Blackberry Storm 0

LIVE SHOW – 11-24-08 – Blackberry Storm

This week on the LIVE Show, we talk about the new Blackberry Storm. It came out this last weekend in the US and it brings up the discussion of Smartphones all over again. We talk about contracts, other phones and availability. We do touch a bit on Justin.tv, but I point everyone to the article I did earlier in the week. We also talked a little about Windows 7, CES and a lot more. Hour 1

Week In Tech History – 11-24-08 – When Cell Batteries Attack 0

Week In Tech History – 11-24-08 – When Cell Batteries Attack

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotomeeting. Go to Gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for an Unlimited free trial. Last year we had one of the weirdest news stories come out. A man was thought to be killed by his LG phone battery when it exploded in his shirt pocket. There was a lot of controversy over this issue at the time – whether an item that is pretty volitile should be regulated and monitored more closely. It was then discovered…. well, you’ll have to listen to the Quickcast to find out what happened next. Also, Microsoft is first spoken of, Fortran 2003 is released, Ken Jennings looses, Roxio buys Napster and so much more on the Quickcast.

Suicide of Abraham Biggs on Justin.tv 0

Suicide of Abraham Biggs on Justin.tv

Abraham Biggs was a troubled teenager – at least that is what the news stories out there state. Abraham had attempted suicide before. But now he had an International audience – And a cheering section. It’s a travesty. Some of the viewers might have at first thought it was a joke, but it became all too real. In a first-hand account, he thought it was a joke. When the viewer realized it was less a joke and more reality, he tried to contact authorities. After multiple attempts and a couple hours later, the Broward County Police enter the home of Abraham. Jaws drop here.

Ramblings – 11-22-08 – But I’d Rather Play Guitar… 0

Ramblings – 11-22-08 – But I’d Rather Play Guitar…

I have to admit, I sat down to get ready to write and I looked over at my lonely Sigma Guitar. It starred back at me like a puppy dog wanting to be petted. So I picked it up and started playing. For those of you who don’t know, I am a musician and an avid FAWMer – February Album Writing Month. It’s a challenge to write 14 songs in 28 days. I did so for a couple years now. So a lot of the music I did tonight was from my personal songs. I did do a song called “MySpace Friends” which you can find up on www.myspace.com/jeffreypowers. You can hear a few of the songs I’ve written there.

Smartphones Killed the PDA Star (and more) 0

Smartphones Killed the PDA Star (and more)

I saw you back in Comdex in 83 – You were a exciting new technology – a marvel to me with a touchscreen. Ohhhh, ohhh But times have changed and you are now put to the side – the integration with the phone makes it real nice – and you get tossed in the scrap pile to die. Ohhh, ohhh I used your applications ohhh, ohhh And all your revelations…. I did have a PDA. I had a few of them. Palm, iPaq, Axim and a host of others. However, 2 years ago I got my first Smartphone. That pretty much put my last PDA to the side. Earlier in the week I read the article “5 things the Smartphone Killed“. While I am not in total agreeance of the list just yet, I do agree on a lot of their items and I can see the Smartphone...

Hi Im A Mac – Bitstrips 0

Hi Im A Mac – Bitstrips

This week I thought I’d start poking fun at the Mac – PC ads. Yeah, they’ve been overdone like next weeks Thanksgiving turkey over at your uncle Sams. Hopefully this one won’t be filled with tryptophan and put your to sleep.

Podcast Ep 60 – 11-19-08 – Yahoo CEO Edition 0

Podcast Ep 60 – 11-19-08 – Yahoo CEO Edition

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAnother New Video Camera – CES with TechPodcasts – Thoughts to Geek News Central Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Give to the Salvation Army

LIVE Show 11-17-08 – i7, Martin Sargent for Yugo CEO and hackers 0

LIVE Show 11-17-08 – i7, Martin Sargent for Yugo CEO and hackers

Tonights show was another great one! We had a lot of friends show up and a bunch of new ones! Brokenshovel was getting a new motherboard, so we talked about the i7 that just came out. We also talked about Apple’s cores and AMD’s struggles. Someone came on the show concerned they were hacked. We talked about what an IP address does and what the person should do to be more secure. Finally, in hour #2 we found out that Jerry Yang, CEO of Yahoo! has decided to step down. We talked about who the successor should be. Larry Ellison from Oracle was suggested. I think the best person for the role is Martin Sargent. He has a lot of contacts and can make Yugo a young company again. All this and a lot more on the LIVE Show. Hour 1

Week In Tech History – Nov 17th – 20th – Pentium 4 Debuts 0

Week In Tech History – Nov 17th – 20th – Pentium 4 Debuts

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotomeeting. Go to Gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for an Unlimited free trial. On November 20th. 2000, Intel introduced their newest line, and Seventh generation of Pentium core processors. Code named “Willamette”, it became the Pentium 4 processor upon launch. The first processors were in speeds of 1.4 and 1.5 GHz and a new technology called “NetBurst”, which was suppose to carry processors to 10 GHz, until they found an issue that made the processor plateau at 4 GHz. The processor had it’s problems – transistor power leakages and cooling issues. However the processor has been used in machines up until 2008 when it retired at 3.8 GHz. Add in Hyperthreading and the system could run more efficiantly. Other notes of the week – Windows 1.0 debuts, the first experiments of the transistor is run, the first Sunday Comics section is printed...

Spam Bust Brings Spam Down – Is That A Good Thing? 0

Spam Bust Brings Spam Down – Is That A Good Thing?

No, I am not an advocate of Spam. I am an advocate of controlled email. If you ask for it, you should get it, but it doesn’t mean you should get your email shared for so called “3rd party” affiliates. For if they are no longer and affiliate, do they still have your email address? Last week McColo, a webserver known for trafficking of Spam, was taken down. The result was an instant drop of unsolicited email. IronPort – An E-mail security firm, said the problematic email dropped from 153 billion messages to 64 billion: A drop of over 60%. Other sites also reported a down spike in messaging. But is that a good thing?

Ramblings 11-15-08 Media and CES 0

Ramblings 11-15-08 Media and CES

Well, this week was the one for 2 main things – getting all the Podcast media Back up and running and starting the plans for the Consumer Electronics Show – CES. It will be my first trip to LV and I will get there – by hook or by crook. Hopefully not the latter. I spent the week getting a good video camera that is portable and will work well. I did a couple reviews and will send them out next week. Once I have that done, we will begin reviewing more items. Let me know if you have a geek toy you want to review.

Major Website Updates – Bitstrips 0

Major Website Updates – Bitstrips

OK. It’s 4:51 AM and I am still up in front of the computer. I spent a lot of time on the site today doing major fixes and finishing the move of all the media. At 4 AM this morning, I completed the task. All 153 Podcasts are now on a new server. You should be able to get to any of the content over the last year. Since I was up, I decided to commemerate with a Bitstrip. I call it an esoteric look at re-coding. Now I am going to sleep. Good night. ZZZZZ……….

Podcast Ep 59 11-12-08 New Media Location 0

Podcast Ep 59 11-12-08 New Media Location

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe have a New Media Location! – New Video Camera – CES – Congrats Podcast Winners Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Give to the Salvation Army

LIVE Show 11-10-08 – Who should Buy Yahoo? 0

LIVE Show 11-10-08 – Who should Buy Yahoo?

Another show in the books. Thanks to all that participated. We talked about many different items including the iPhone, Circuit City and a lot more. The main topic was what should happen to Yugo (Yahoo). Hour 1 Hour 2

Week In Tech History 11-10-08- The First Make Money Scam 1

Week In Tech History 11-10-08- The First Make Money Scam

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotomeeting. Go to Gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for an Unlimited free trial. *NOTE* We’re running from the new media location. Please let me know if you cannot get to the Quickcast – 608-205-4378, Thanks. “Make Money Fast” was uttered for the first time on a Usenet in 1989. The message had the name “Dave Rhodes” attached, but it was suspected to be a pseudonym. The words “Make Money Fast” and “Scam” become synonymous. This week we also talk about the Windows/IBM announcements, the first use of the WWW, Atari STacy and so much more.

Ramblings 11-08-08 – Media Mad Dash 0

Ramblings 11-08-08 – Media Mad Dash

As you know, my media has been down for a while. I have kept Quickcasts relavant, but the first 52 Podcasts have been taken down until the hunt for a new media server has been found. It was a hard decision, but it had to be done. Well I am happy to announce I have all the media loaded up to the new server and am ready to reactivate it. I am taking this 1 step at at time because when I do it, the other podcasts might get affected. Therefore, I will be making plans tomorrow and hopefully by Monday this issue will be in the past. Because of the Media move, I have registered a new Domain: JMPEnterprise.com. It’s my parent website. You will mostly be going to that site to get media and to inquire about my services.

New Website and Media Move – JMPEnterprise.com 0

New Website and Media Move – JMPEnterprise.com

If you’ve listened to the podcasts, you will hear the tag line: …copyright Geekazine, and JMPEnterprise. Well, in light of all the media moves, I have started a new website which will host all the media. It is called JMPEnterprise.com. I will be moving the audio this weekend as well as the main contact information for those interested in website design, graphic design and more. The new website is www.jmpenterprise.com.

Geekazine 1 year Anniversary 0

Geekazine 1 year Anniversary

Well, it was 366 days ago that the first posts for Geekazine surfaced (Leap Year, ya know). It’s been a little longer for the podcasts. Nonetheless, this site went live on November 7th 2007. Since then we’ve had over 175 podcasts and video casts, over 400 posts, a few posts and some people got some great swag. We’ve talked with some great names in the last year – from Bryce Whittey from Technibble, Josh Chandler, to Jeri Ellsworth. I would first like to thank everyone for a great first year. I would like to thank the sponsors: Gotomeeting.com, Careersaver.com are the two main ones. I would also like to thank all who have sent donations to the site. Thanks to Norbert Davis from TCTPodcast.com for all the Cool Tech Corner episodes. Thanks to the cast at Techpodcasts, Blubrry and Raw Voice for making a great community. Thank you...

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