Monthly Archive: March 2010

Bleem! Re-Emerges with Bleem! 360 and Bleem! PS3 Emulators for PC, Mac and iPad 1

Bleem! Re-Emerges with Bleem! 360 and Bleem! PS3 Emulators for PC, Mac and iPad

Edititor’s Note 4-01-2010 20:48:00: **This story is not true. It was part of Geekazine’s Annual April Fools Joke 2010** I have to admit, back in 1999, I had a copy of Bleem! With a quick burn of a Playstation disc and my trusty PS – USB controller, I could play a lot of Playstation games from my computer, which worked well if someone else was watching TV. When the company went bankrupt, I was saddened, but moved on with my life. Now that has all changed. According to an undisclosed source, new contracts have been created and Bleem! will begin producing once again for not only the Bleem! for Playstation, PS2 and PS3, but also for the Bleem! for XBOX 360! Further, contract negotiations for Nintendo Wii are expected to be complete by July 1. The new emulator also has a new twist: It will be available for not...

New Sponsor: WireCast 0

New Sponsor: WireCast

Geekazine is proud to announce we have partnered up with Telestream to promote and use their products. One major product Geekazine will be using is the Wirecast Video producer. This is a great way to create video using multiple cameras and other sources like screenshots, remote desktop connections and pre-recorded video and sound. We have been using a version of it in the Geekazine Podcast with the uStream Producer program. However, this version will be more robust and will allow us many more options. Because of this, we will be able to create more shows in a high quality. Wirecast is a great deal at $449 and has versions for PC and Mac. Buy Wirecast for Mac OS X – $449 Buy Wirecast for Windows 2000/XP/Vista– $449 Buy Flip4Mac WMV Studio Pro – $99 Buy HDV Plug-in for Wirecast Mac OS X – $99 Buy Videocue – $89

TPN Weekly Episode 49 5 Ways to Let Social Networking Work for You 0

TPN Weekly Episode 49 5 Ways to Let Social Networking Work for You

This week I hosted TPN Weekly. On the show, I talked about increasing the traffic to your Podcast through Social Networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. I talk about how posting to these networks can really show credibility. I also talk about how making friends admins on your Facebook fan page can help and how your should treat your RSS like Gold. To check out the episode: TPN Weekly 2010-03-30 #49 5 Way to let Social Networking Work for Your Podcast

GWP 2010-03-31 #132 Facebook Privacy, Sling for iPad, No More Linux on PS3 2

GWP 2010-03-31 #132 Facebook Privacy, Sling for iPad, No More Linux on PS3

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA little Spring cold this week, but next week Ford SYNC. Will be doing TPN Weekly this week – Social Networking for your Podcast. Planning a new Panel Show – More details soon… Winner of this weeks’ Diskeeper 2010: mrningronq Sponsor: Backup Now, Backup Often, Backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. HP Road Show; Converged Infrastructure – Win a HP Elitebook 2530p from Geekazine and SDRNews All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 133 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) AT&T 24 Mbps in 22 States Apple Updates Coming Transparent Solar Cells SlingPlayer HD...

One on One: Ute Albert – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure 2

One on One: Ute Albert – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure

Jeffrey Powers sits with Ute Albert to talk about her demonstration of the Converged Infrastructure system. We talk about how easy it has become to fix any issue remotely and get things up and running. Gone are the “old fashioned” ideals of driving to a site to fix a problem. Versatility is the key to get application up within hours. We also talk about how that can help a small companies, as well as the larger enterprises.

Ute Albert on Shared Services – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure 1

Ute Albert on Shared Services – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure

We’ve talked about how redesigning your Datacenter or Server room can save money and power. Ute Albert, at the HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure, shows us how straightforward this process can be and how you can easily administer this new system. Ute talks about the HP Blade System Matrix by example: Stein Mart needed help maintain 200 stores with a bare-bone IT staff. They wanted to adapt to economic changes and simplify their processes, like application rollouts. Ute explains how they are able to go to live application within 3 hours, and have lowered cost for deployment and upgrade. Viewing time: 36:27 – Video By Andy McCaskey and Jeffrey Powers

Win HP Elite 2530p Notebook from HP – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure 15

Win HP Elite 2530p Notebook from HP – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure

THIS CONTEST IS OVER. Thanks to all who participated. Within the next few days on Geekazine and SDRNews.com, you will be seeing some great videos on Converged Infrastructure. A new way of thinking in Datacenters and Server management. From redesigning the blades, virtualizing the network, to even monitoring and adjusting the network bandwidth. 6 – 30 minute presentations, and 6 – 8 minute one-on0one discussions with the presenters. The best part is that if you watch the videos, you will see codewords. Go over to Geekazine (right side panel), or SDRNews and you can enter those codewords in the form for a chance to win! What are we giving away? Well, it’s an HP Elite 2530p Notebook. It’s a Intel Core 2 Duo ULV at 1.2 GHz and a 3 MB L2 cache. It contains DDR2 800 MHZ memory, a SATA hard drive, DVD-RW, Mobile Intel GMA X4500...

One on One: Duncan Campbell – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure 2

One on One: Duncan Campbell – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure

Jeffrey Powers sits with Duncan Campbell about his Keynote discussion at HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure. Duncan talks about how IT can break their chains and save money doing it. Unleash the potential is the term Duncan uses during the discussion. With Virtual connect, you can wire once and scale later. Add a blade when it’s needed and not have to redesign your Datacenter. We also talk about how an IT Administrator can become a versatile admin.

A Window of Opportunity: Duncan Campbell – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure 0

A Window of Opportunity: Duncan Campbell – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure

Do you need to improve your computing ability so you can simply be more productive? Datacenters are trying to shrink but be more powerful. Add to it a host of systems you inherit from mergers and buyouts. Legacy systems without agility and how we are caught in “Silos” are the big concerns. Customers want to know how they can break out of those cycles and have a scalable system that can converge and convert at a moments notice. Duncan Campbell talks at the HP Road Show Converged infrastructure on how HP’s strategy to building the future of Datacenters. From Storage, Servers, Power, Scaling, Management, to Networks. In the heart is the resources and processes that can adopt and respond. Video by Andy McCaskey and Jeffrey Powers. Later today, we will do a one-on-one video with Duncan about what he discussed in this video.

One on One: Dave Peterson – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure 2

One on One: Dave Peterson – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure

Earlier today we showed the presentation of Dave Peterson talking about how much money you would save by upgrading your machines, even if they are still under warranty. We go more into detail about the 11:1 computer ratio, the “Sea of Sensors” to properly cool the machine and the Virtual Connect technology.

5 Ways for Responsible fourSquare-ing, Gowilla-ing 0

5 Ways for Responsible fourSquare-ing, Gowilla-ing

I am using the foursquare application on my iPhone. Been doing that for a couple weeks now. I am the mayor of a few locations and know where my friends are. But then again, I know where my friends are. In this world of connection, we need to look at this data overflow and who gets to see it. You never want to walk in the house and find out the TV, computer and other valuables are gone. Yet, these new fandangled items really can let theives know when it’s time to strike. If someone knows you are at the restaurant, friends can find you, but so can others. Therefore, I offer 5 simple ways to make sure you are safer and still use these fun programs like foursquare or Gowilla – as well as the upcoming Facebook application that will also divulge your location. Delay your post You...

Dave Peterson on Proliant G6 – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure 2

Dave Peterson on Proliant G6 – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure

Rethinking your server. Last year we saw how HP was working on redesigning servers to be more Energy-efficient with enough power to grow a Datacenter, but not need any more room than what you currently have. Now it’s time to talk numbers: How upgrading your Servers can reduce cost in power, heat and even software license. Dave Peterson talks at the HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure about the top reasons why people won’t upgrade a machine. Dave continues to show why those reasons are really not saving you money. Dave shows that within 12 months, you could payback your IT infrastructure by upgrading to G6. This video is the discussion on the new economic truths. Why you should give up that old Pentium III running in the corner for a machine that can run 11 machines in one. Some of the myths that will be dispelled in this...

GoDaddy Fail Brings Geekazine Down for Day 0

GoDaddy Fail Brings Geekazine Down for Day

At 10:30 A.M, it was brought to my attention that Geekazine.com wasn’t resolving correctly. It would bring up a 403: Forbidden error. After giving it a half hour, I knew it wasn’t correcting itself. I then called GoDaddy support in where I was told that their internal process seemed to have corrupted the permissions on my sites. I was assured that it would be resolved in a couple hours. I told the support agent of the urgency, especially since this is a podcast day. A couple hours passed and no resolution to the hosting had been made. I went ahead with the show anyway, but come 4 PM, nothing had changed. I called GoDaddy up again, in which I was told the same thing and that this call was to be escalated. Being on a tight schedule as it was, I decided to head out and hope things would...

GWP #131: Site Goes Down for Day, Tech Buzz Panel, Testing Ford Taurus SHO for SYNC 0

GWP #131: Site Goes Down for Day, Tech Buzz Panel, Testing Ford Taurus SHO for SYNC

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGetting ready for the show, web site goes down. I was on the Tech Buzz Friday Free for All. Did some slight audio tweaking. Social Media Club Tonight, Google will be showing up. Will be driving a Taurus SHO on April 7th to test out the SYNC system. Winner of this weeks’ Diskeeper 2010: Galliosi Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. Download Great Books with Audible – audiblepodcast.com/geekazine All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 132 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Justin.tv iPhone Application CTIA This Week – Mobile Phones Galore! AT&T to Sell Palm, Dell...

HP DataVault X510 Warranty Extended to 3 Years 2

HP DataVault X510 Warranty Extended to 3 Years

I got some great news from HP today. Apparently, if you purchase a HP Data Vault X510, you now have some great warranty options. Here is the official Press release: HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault Warranty Extended to 3 years PALO ALTO, Calif., March 20, 2010 Hewlett-Packard announced today that the HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault, a small business server designed to securely store, share and protect their important information, has extended the warranty duration. The warranty duration for the HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault has been extended to 3 years, which includes a 3 year limited warranty on hardware and a 3 year technical support warranty on software.  This extension of the warranty includes HP Data Vaults currently in use by customer today. Affected products 1 TB (Q2050A), 2 TB (Q2051A), 3 TB (Q2052A) No other changes to Limited Warranty and Technical Support Statement All other terms...

The Pennsylvania School Laptop Spying Suit 0

The Pennsylvania School Laptop Spying Suit

The story of the Lower Merion School District’s surreptitiously using webcams to spy on students has made a big ripple in the Tech-o-Sphere. The school district issued Macs to all high school students and failed to disclose that it could remotely activate the webcams over the internet. It got caught and has claimed that it has used the power only when a laptop was reported stolen. Some parents question that. For anyone interested in following the story, the Philadelphia Inquirer has a detailed analysis of events to date. Lower Merion is within seven miles of Center City (that’s Philly speak for “downtown”) Philadelphia and is one of the wealthiest jurisdictions in Pennsylvania. Heck, most school districts would love to be able to assign netbooks to all their students, and Lower Merion is assigning Macs. One revealing passage quotes a school district IS guy: Network technician Michael Perbix, in...

Geekazine on Tech Buzz Friday Free for All: Android, 12 Core Mac Pro and FBI Spying 0

Geekazine on Tech Buzz Friday Free for All: Android, 12 Core Mac Pro and FBI Spying

Friday Free For All Episode 18 from The Tech Buzz on Vimeo.Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGeekazine was on the Tech Buzz, a Technology Roundtable with Stephen Heywood and Brian Wolken of VonWolken.com. This was Episode 18 of Friday Free for all, a weekly rundown of tech. Some of the topics we covered: Android 2.1 release did not happen. Apple 12 core Mac Pro and 27 inch LED Cinema Display HP Slate, Marvell Moby Tablet and Nvidia Tegra Tablet Jeff saw at CES NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 Specs Google out of China Nexus One Trademark FBI Spying in on Social Networks

Status Update:  “Busted”–FBI Uses Social Networking 0

Status Update: “Busted”–FBI Uses Social Networking

This really should come as no surprise: the Guardian reports that FBI agents have been going undercover on Facebook and other social networking sites looking for criminals. And they’ve been finding them. This doesn’t refer to persons promoting bogus FB apps designed to steal identities. They are finding criminals who maintain profiles, sometimes public profiles, under their real names with photographs of their real faces: Law enforcement agencies have long used internet chatrooms to lure child pornography traffickers and suspected sex predators and with a warrant, can seize suspects and defendants’ email records. But Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites provide a wealth of additional information, in photographs, status updates and friend lists. In many cases, the information is publicly accessible. In a section entitled “utility in criminal cases”, the document says agents can scan suspects’ profiles to establish motives, determine a person’s location, and tap into...

GWP Ep 130: Fifth Take is Charm, Happy St. Patty’s Day! 1

GWP Ep 130: Fifth Take is Charm, Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSuStream Producer issues – Won’t talk with Logitech. California trip was a success. Thanks to the HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure crew! The Flight home, however, wasn’t too great. Cool new happening with Ford next week? Winner of this weeks’ Diskeeper 2010: Offit Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month!Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. Download Great Books with Audible – audiblepodcast.com/geekazine All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 131 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) JooJoo Refunds? Facebook QR Codes Early April Fools, Conan, Revision 3 – Or is it? Is Alex Worth it? Broadband Problems in the US Email and the Fourth...

Things to Do in Denver Airport When You Miss Your Flight: A Geekazine Short 3

Things to Do in Denver Airport When You Miss Your Flight: A Geekazine Short

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSo you may have heard the story from my Facebook page. On Friday, March 12, I missed a connection flight and had to stay in the Denver Airport for the night. I made the best of it and created a little video. Although it worked itself out, I still have to wonder if this could have been avoided? Here is the story: Flight itinerary was 3:50 PM take off from San Fransisco Airport to Denver. Arrive at 7:15, then board the next flight at 8:17 to Madison. Arrive in Madison, WI at 11:30 P.M. The first plane was arriving from Reno. The weather in San Fransisco was rain, so there were slight delays – which pushed back the first flight to 4:17. United Airlines didn’t push back the new take off time until 4:15. We finally boarded the plane and took off around...

FCC Asking Users To Test Their Broadband Connections 0

FCC Asking Users To Test Their Broadband Connections

The FCC is offering a broadband speed test as part of its efforts to encourage better broadband service. United States broadband users can participate in the test by going to Broadband dot gov. From the website: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. The FCC is currently working in coordination with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to perform the FCC’s role under the Recovery Act. Specifically, in conjunction with the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program established by the Act, the FCC has been tasked with creating a National Broadband Plan by February 17, 2010. The Recovery Act states that the National Broadband Plan shall seek to ensure all people of the United States have access to broadband capability and shall establish benchmarks for meeting that goal. I think we should help them gather...

HP Road Show: Converged Infrastructure – March 11, 2010 Live Feed 0

HP Road Show: Converged Infrastructure – March 11, 2010 Live Feed

This is the live feed of the HP Converged Infrastructure Road Show in Palo Alto, CA. Andy McCaskey from SDR News and myself will be spending all day Thursday, March 11th, interviewing and recording video. Show has concluded. Videos from event will be up shortly.

GWP #129: Now the Googleazine Weekly Podcast: Bring Madison Fiber 1

GWP #129: Now the Googleazine Weekly Podcast: Bring Madison Fiber

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWelcome to Googlazine! Bring Fiber to Madison, WI Heading to California to cover an event – Videos will be made. SXSW might be out of the question, unless I get a Sugar Mama. I also had a small run-in with a person at a Bar who didn’t think too much of my profession. Winner of this weeks’ Diskeeper 2010: cgcreality Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Day Pass $9.95 $69/Month – $660/Year Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month!Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 130 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Betty White to Host...

Wired Wireless:  “Wireless Backhaul” 0

Wired Wireless: “Wireless Backhaul”

Ultimately, wires will be involved with your wireless devices. Bloomberg reports Time-Warner wants to provide some of them: Time Warner Cable Inc., the biggest pay-television provider in New York City, is pitching phone companies including AT&T and Verizon Wireless on a service that uses its underground cables to carry mobile calls and Web downloads — easing the congestion spurred by data-hungry users of smartphones like the iPhone. The service, known in the industry as wireless backhaul, has become Time Warner Cable’s fastest-growing business after revenue tripled last year, said Craig Collins, senior vice president of business services. Across the cable industry, sales from wireless carriers may reach about $3.6 billion in 2012, according to researcher GeoResults Inc. The story goes on to say, without quoting any statistics, that iPhones use twice the capacity of other smartphone (I wonder how an iPhone compares to my Android) and that backhaul...

Going to California with an HP in my heart – HP Converged Infrastructure, HP Road Show 0

Going to California with an HP in my heart – HP Converged Infrastructure, HP Road Show

This last couple days was a pretty eventful one. Andy McCaskey called me and said – Hey, your going to California. Funny, I wasn’t shootin at no food. The event is the HP Converged Infrastructure Road Show. It was a 2 day event in multiple cities that ends in San Fransisco – More specifically, Palo Alto – At the heart of IT. Unfortunately, it also happens opening weekend of SXSW, but ya know, it happens. I am actually not only honored to go, but very excited. As an IT professional in the former life, I still love to keep my hands in the infrastructure and administration. That, and it’s the first time I get to go to the sunshine state. Not the Dairy state – That is my home. Andy and I will be heading down with one goal in mind – Video. We will be interviewing multiple people...

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