Monthly Archive: February 2011

Installing Fedora in Virtual Box #4:  A Short Tour of Fedora 0

Installing Fedora in Virtual Box #4: A Short Tour of Fedora

Part one is here; part two is here; part three is here. I am not going to spend much time talking about the programs included with Fedora, it’s a fairly standard assortment. Instead, I will look at some of the workings of Fedora. I will note that, when I said in the third post of this series that an office suite is included, I goofed. It may be included in the DVD version–I had trouble finding a list–but was not in the CD version I installed. By default, Fedora comes with the Gnome desktop environment. Any other Linux desktop or window manager may be installed along side Gnome and used at any time. The Gnome menu resides on the top panel is divided into three parts and rests at the top of the screen, though it may be moved to the bottom or either side. This picture shows...

ActionTec MyWirelessTV HDMI Adaptors Include Cavium’s PureVu 1

ActionTec MyWirelessTV HDMI Adaptors Include Cavium’s PureVu

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYou might not know about ActionTec, but you may have their products in your home. They are the leading provider of routers and switches to 3rd party companies. Now they are coming to the consumers with a great product that gives you 1080p wirelessly within 150 feet. ActionTec announced a new line of HDMI products using the Cavium PureVu processor that allow you to push video across a wireless signal. Not only video, but full 1080p video. This can push even a 3D signal across the air to your TV with HDCP 2.0 Encryption. No wires to bury in walls, still have a great picture. Now you won’t need to have a Set Top Box or Blu-Ray player next to a TV. ActionTec HDMI Adaptor will be available soon for $200. You will get one transmitter and one receiver. Interview by...

ZAGG mate Keyboard Cases for iPad 0

ZAGG mate Keyboard Cases for iPad

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSZAGG has solutions for carrying keyboards for your iPad. ZAGG mate – A cover with the keyboard in it. The back edge of the cover is a support which you pull up and lean your iPad against it. You can choose ten different angles allowing you to place the iPad as you like it. The high-grade aluminum case will assure you don’t break the screen as you travel. The ZaggMate with keyboardis $99.00, without the keyboard it is $69.00. ZAGG also makes a series of other cases and covers for all your mobile devices. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Sony Consumer 3D Camera TD10, Sony Bloggie 0

Sony Consumer 3D Camera TD10, Sony Bloggie

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSony is coming out with a Consumer 3D cameras. The TD10 is like having 2 cameras in one. The Sony Bloggie – a handheld digital – is also coming in 3D Double full HD – It has two processors and two lenses. HD 1080p 60fps. It’s in pure 3D with convergence. For those with 2D TV’s, the video will show up in 2D. Photos will also show up in 2D at 3072×1728. 10X optical zoom and it supports Dolby 5.1 surround and has noise reduction mics built in. The TD10 will cost $1500, but the Bloggie 3D is only $249. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Video Name Tag Brings Flair to New Level 0

Video Name Tag Brings Flair to New Level

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDo you have 34 pieces of flair on? Maybe now you just need one. That one can be a video screen with different things running. A small digital screen, it holds 2 GB of video. Whatever format you use, it will convert to a proprietary video on the badge. However, you could have your logo animated, you waiving to the group or a host of other ideas. You can put it on your lapel, or connect to a lanyard. You can even put it on a wrist like a watch. The device retails for $198 and comes with charger, lanyard, magnetic clip and more. Specs: 320×240 resolution 2.8″ OLED screen 180 degree viewing angle 6-10 hours continuous play Playlists USB charging Portrait or Landscape Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save...

Canon Line of Pro HD Cameras, XF105 0

Canon Line of Pro HD Cameras, XF105

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Canon showed off their pro line of cameras at CES 2011. We saw the Mini XA10, XF100 and the Canon XF105, which will retail for about $4300. It will feature SDI out and storage space for two compact flash cards that will be capable of dual-recording. That’s a bargain price for this powerful of a device. The new products that Canon unveiled on the video side should all be on the market in the near future, if they aren’t already. The prices we listed are estimated MSRP, but shop around and you may do even better. You can get a close-up look at all three of these new cameras in the video below. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for...

RCA TV Running Android OS 0

RCA TV Running Android OS

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRCA unveiled a TV with Android in the set. Not Google, but Android. It’s a 42″ TV with full HD capability. Android 2.2 is running on the device and the best part is it’s an open system – anyone that wants to write applications for it can. While it’s an open idea system, the real question is if it’s something that will confuse the mainstream consumer. Do they need the confines of a GoogleTV? No price on this one and it’s expected to come out Fall of 2011. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Samsung 950 Series 3D TV 0

Samsung 950 Series 3D TV

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSUltra-thin, aluminum chassis and a sleek new look is the Samsung 950 TV series. Great for 3D and 2D TVs. This is an LED panel that will come as a monitor and an HDTV. This TV is expected to have full 1080p at 240Hz,  built-in WiFi, Internet Apps and a touchscreen remote. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Installing Fedora in Virtual Box #3:  Completing the Installation and Starting the New System.

Installing Fedora in Virtual Box #3: Completing the Installation and Starting the New System.

Part one is here; part two is here. After formatting the hard drive, Fedora begins the base install. Once that’s done, it asks what type of installation you want: Any one or all of these items can be installed later: Graphical Desktop installs GUI along with a standard package of software, including an office suite (whoops!), browsers, file managers, media players, and the like. Software Development installs programming and testing tools and libraries. Webserver installs Apache, PHP, PERL, MySQL, and server utilties pre-configured to work together. Minimal is just that, mimimal: a command line environment with no GUI. I selected “Graphical Desktop.” The “Repositories” list at the bottom of the screen points to where on the internet Fedora will go to get additional software. The “Installation Repo” will be sufficient for almost everyone. Once I made my selections, I wandered away and did something else until Fedora prompted...

Toshiba SSD vs HDD Shake Transfer Test 0

Toshiba SSD vs HDD Shake Transfer Test

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTodd was walking through the Toshiba booth when they saw this shake test. Basically the station was shaking a Toshiba SSD and HDD at the same time. The idea was to show how data works when the hard drive moves. Moreover, how the SSD drive performs better in this situation. If you have a notebook with a HDD, then you should really wait for the computer to fully go to sleep before putting it away. However, with an SSD drive inside, not only do you not have to wait, it even closes down faster. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Dia PARROT Transparent WIFI Photo Frames 0

Dia PARROT Transparent WIFI Photo Frames

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe design looks pretty space-aged. However, the fact you can see a picture from either side is pretty cool. That is the Dia Parrot photo frame. The Parrot Wifi is a 10.4″ WiFi enabled device that runs 4:3 800×600 and stores 200 MB in pictures. Therefore, you can take a picture from your smartphone and instantly push it to the Parrot without connecting a wire. However, you can also connect via USB port if you choose so. Dia Parrot also has a host of applications, like FrameChannel, Picasa and Flickr so you can get your Facebook photos or current weather and more. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

QMadix: Tablet Portfolio Case with Bluetooth Keyboard 0

QMadix: Tablet Portfolio Case with Bluetooth Keyboard

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe all know one of the big things at CES this year were tablets. Of course, with that you need tablet accessories. That is where the QMadix comes in. Qmadix is showing off a nice portfolio case for your Tablet. Bound in leather, it looks similar to portfolio cases I’ve used in years past. However, this one not only houses the Tablet, but also has a bluetooth keyboard for easier typing. In fact, the HDI Bluetooth keyboard device can connect to other devices like the iPhone. Qmadix also showed off a great eyewear headset. The tablet is available now for $129.95 Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Moneual: Robotic Air Purifier, Moves Room to Room 0

Moneual: Robotic Air Purifier, Moves Room to Room

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMoneual makes PC cases – Moneual Home Theater PC cases to be exact. However, they were at CES with a new product. A Robotic air purifier that can move room – to – room. They actually had 6 items that all won innovation awards this year at CES. The air purifier – called Rydis H1004 Silvercare – can move room to room to purify. It will enter the room and work until pure, then move to another room. It is also a monitoring system for the elderly. The tablet on top and internet connection could also allow you to Skype someone while it’s purifying the air. A true multifunction device. So it’s like a robotic pet that can purify the air. Interview by Carissa O’Brien Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at...

LensPen Cleans Fingerprints from Smartphone, Tablet, Touchscreen 0

LensPen Cleans Fingerprints from Smartphone, Tablet, Touchscreen

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you have a device with a touchscreen, you know that fingerprints can sometimes be tough to get off the screen. The oil from our hands can start to stick – especially on commercial touchscreen devices. That is where LensPen came in. They have been making cleaning solutions for professionals from DSLR lens cleaners to universal screen cleaners. Now they have one for your smartphone and tablet. The LensPen uses old technology to clean new technology. The carbon in the pad takes up fingerprint oil, making the screen look clean and clear. Touchscreens that have looked disgusting can be revitalized with this remarkable pen. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Kenmore Connect Knows How Many Times Fridge Door gets Opened 0

Kenmore Connect Knows How Many Times Fridge Door gets Opened

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe all knew that appliances will start to get smart. The question is: How smart do they need to be? Maybe smart enough to tell you that junior is in the fridge? Possibly smart enough to let you know that it’s time for some service on your appliance? That is what Kenmore Connect is all about. Kenmore has been working hard at getting a control panel that you can work with. It gives you a ton of statistics, like how many times the fridge door has been opened. It helps you get a handle on your energy bill. If there is a problem, you will notice when you look at the stats. You then can make corrections and keep costs low. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25%...

Iomega TV, NAS Devices Run Boxee 1

Iomega TV, NAS Devices Run Boxee

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIomega has announced they have Boxee inside. Iomega has been working with Boxee to build a TV with the Set Top Box built in. Therefore, not only do you have a Boxee, you also have a NAS connected via DLNA. You can get a TV, or external device. The devices will be available in February, and start at $229, $299 (1 TB drive), $349 (2 TB drive). Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Backup Mobile Device with Iomega Super Hero 0

Backup Mobile Device with Iomega Super Hero

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRecharge and Backup. That is what we do with our iPhones. However, sometimes when we don’t connect them up to the primary computer, we pay by loosing data as the phone crashes. However, Iomega has a solution. The SuperHero is a new item from Iomega that will back up Pictures and Contacts while it’s recharging in a stand alone base. The phone backs up to a 4 GB SD card that can be changed out. Therefore, you could make several backups if needed. When the phone crashes, just get back to a point, then choose to restore from the SuperHero. Price will be $69 at the end of the month. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

ASP: Anti Sleep Pilot Keeps Drivers Focused on Road 0

ASP: Anti Sleep Pilot Keeps Drivers Focused on Road

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe’ve all done it. Tried to get home, but our eyes just cannot focus on the road. Need sleep, but also need to get to your bed to do so. If we only had a coach to help us get home safe. That is what ASP is all about. It is the Anti Sleep Pilot that tells you if you are too drowsy to drive. Interestingly enough – There are ways to counter and get you home in one piece. Todd talks with Jesper about this interesting product. You start by taking a simple 2 minute survey. As you drive, this item helps you calculate your drowsiness. Throughout the drive, it will make a sound where you have to touch the device. By doing this, it can determine if you need a break and even refocus you on the road. ASP...

Flir Pocket Night Vision Scope 0

Flir Pocket Night Vision Scope

Flir comes out with some great Infra-red and night vision products. This year, Flir is focusing on Sportsman. They are coming out with the Flir Pocket Night Vision Scope and camera for hunters. Lighter, cheaper, smaller. Available in April, the Pocket Night Vision Scope will debut for $19.99. While it’s not military quality, it does have a clean, crisp image. The Flir Night Vision Scope will have a 5 hour rechargable battery. Great for those night activities. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

iRobot Scooba Cleaning Bathrooms Around the World 0

iRobot Scooba Cleaning Bathrooms Around the World

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSiRobot has come to CES with a whole host of new cleaners. However, Scooba is the newest iRobot that is designed to clean your bathroom floors. Todd talks with Nancy with Scooba 230. The Scooba has removable floor plates so you can clean the bathroom, then switch plates and clean the kitchen. You have reservoirs that hold water, cleaning solution and then dirty water. Do a sweep (or use Roomba), then Scooba and your floors will be clean! Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Refill Ink Cartridges, Be Green with SiloInk 0

Refill Ink Cartridges, Be Green with SiloInk

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOf course, we’ve seen Ink refill systems. However, SiloInk has a system that gets you green and saves you money to boot. The quality of ink that SiloInk uses has been tested in labs to give you the best copies possible. The system actually looks like you are modding your printer to hold more ink. Well, that is what you are doing! SiloInk works with HP, Brother and Epson printers. You attach the cable to your cartridges in the printer and connect to the Ink Silos. SiloInk states you can use your printer ink cartridge 15 times longer. The Silo costs $152 and each color ink $15. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Monitor Extenders 1

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Monitor Extenders

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you need another computer monitor – Maybe need to connect a DVI monitor into a Laptop that has only VGA only – then Display Link has the answer. Using Display Link and USB, you can connect a second or third monitor. DisplayLink also announced the USB 3.0 monitor extension. It is backwards compatible to USB 2.0, but with the 3.0 you can power a  23 inch monitor. You also don’t need external power cords. If your desktop or notebook has USB 3.0, then Display Link is a great add-on. Having an extra monitor to extend a desktop or mirror a station can sometimes increase productivity. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

GoalZero: Portable Solar Technology 0

GoalZero: Portable Solar Technology

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGoalZero is Portable Power Solution. You can colect power to charge your items. GoalZero is debuting a 7 Watt Solar panel. You can then store to the Guide 10 charging unit. Todd talks with Joe about this solar option. The Panel is 6×9, but when folded out comes to 19×9 inches. The price is $99.99, with the storage battery at $249.99. They also have larger charging options, too. If you are the weekend hiker, or planning to conquer a summit, GoalZero has a charging system for you. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Roku Sells 1 Million Units, What’s Next? USB Feature On! 0

Roku Sells 1 Million Units, What’s Next? USB Feature On!

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTodd Cochrane stops and talks with Chuck from Roku about what is next. They just achieved the millionth unit milestone and Roku is working with new partners as they go. The best news is that the USB feature is to be turned on. Along with all the other features like NHL, MLB, UFC and more. And with Roku entering into the Consumer stores like Best Buy, they expect to bring more fans to the Roku. With the first OTT channel – WealthTV – and a lot more, Roku is one of the leading Set Top Box providers out there. The price is the lowest of any and the channel quality is awesome. Not to mention watching the standards – Netflix and Hulu. “We got a lot of major content partners joining Roku,” Chuck mentions. “We are also turning on the USB...

Worth Avenue Group Insures Digital Devices 0

Worth Avenue Group Insures Digital Devices

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWorth Avenue Group will insure your devices. Tablet, smartphone, notebook – Whatever you have, you can get it insured. They cover for multiple issues. If your best friend sits on your Kindle, that is insured. If you drop your iPhone, they’ll replace the broken glass. If you have a virus on your computer, they will cover the cleaning cost. They have been supporting and insuring K-12 classes for years now. They even support the peripherals that you use. If your USB drive gets damaged, they’ll cover that. Mouse, keyboard and heaphones get smashed? They’ll take care of that, too. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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