Monthly Archive: August 2011

Geek Smack! #199: Win a Roku 2, Steve Jobs Dad, Mario with Portals? 0

Geek Smack! #199: Win a Roku 2, Steve Jobs Dad, Mario with Portals?

www.thegeeksmack.com – Weekly Show of Technology news and Geek news. Segments like Geek Smack Crap and Into the Cloud.

OTT #11: More Games on Roku, Boxee on iPad, Hulu Not on TouchPad 0

OTT #11: More Games on Roku, Boxee on iPad, Hulu Not on TouchPad

Show about Over the Top Television – Discussion on Google Hangout with various guests. This week, Roku gets more games, Hulu blocks on TouchPads and Boxee App for the iPad

A Byte Out of Steve Jobs Life: From Apple, to NeXT, iPod to iPad [Infographic] 0

A Byte Out of Steve Jobs Life: From Apple, to NeXT, iPod to iPad [Infographic]

Jeffrey Powers – www.dayintechhistory.com – Has put together a full infographic on the life of Steve Jobs. From Apple to NeXT, Apple to OS X. iPod to iPad.

Geekazine ButYoureaGirl.com Heading to Tech Crunch Disrupt 0

Geekazine ButYoureaGirl.com Heading to Tech Crunch Disrupt

Jeffrey Powers and Adria Richards talk about their trip to TechCrunch Disrupt.

Goodbye, Steve Jobs. Thanks for all the Fish…. 0

Goodbye, Steve Jobs. Thanks for all the Fish….

As you probably heard by now, Steve Jobs – Apple CEO – has stepped down from that role. They initiated an executive order and Tim Cook took over as CEO. Steve instantly became Chairman of the Board. “Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.” – Official Press Release Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak went from 2 guys in a garage to 2,000 employees. The Apple computer was a major part of my life. I remember it being...

Should You Abandon Your Blog, Website for Posting Articles on Google Plus? 1

Should You Abandon Your Blog, Website for Posting Articles on Google Plus?

Jeffrey Powers looks at Google Plus and asks if you should turn it into your personal blog, or continue with a brand you might have spent years building.

Geek Smack! #198: R2D2 Helmets, Android Malware is Up, Fox wants Hulu to Wait 0

Geek Smack! #198: R2D2 Helmets, Android Malware is Up, Fox wants Hulu to Wait

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OTT #10: Could Google Motorola Deal Effect Over the Top TV? 0

OTT #10: Could Google Motorola Deal Effect Over the Top TV?

Show about Over the Top Television – Discussion on Google Hangout with various guests.

Best Buy Denies Customers HP TouchPad 0

Best Buy Denies Customers HP TouchPad

Best Buy refused sale of TouchPad. Employees were told to box up and send back to HP.

Philosophical flash game…. wait what? – GameBreak 1

Philosophical flash game…. wait what? – GameBreak

I came across a game quite recently on my Google+ stream. Someone was talking about a fun, strangely philosophical flash game they had found called The End. So I thought I’d give it a shot. And surprisingly, they were right. This game is cleverly disguised as a cute innocent flash game with platforming elements. However there is something much deeper at work here. And I’m not referring to the mini game you play against a grotesque creature to obtain items. At the end of each level you are asked a very personal philosophical question. How you answer won’t make you win or lose. What it’s meant to do is help pin down your thought process on what they call The Death Dial. This tracks not only where you fall on the scale they have made but you can see where people are located globally, you can connect to...

MAG redefines large scale battles – GameBreak 0

MAG redefines large scale battles – GameBreak

If you’re anything like me, you’ve played games like Halo and Modern Warfare and had wanted them to be bigger. You could switch to more realistic shooters like ARMA or Operation Flashpoint. But, unless you’re into super realistic shooters, where traveling to the destination and waiting for the moment to strike, you might be looking for something faster pace. MAG seems to blend more casual shooting games with large scale battles. And it does it beautifully. MAG doesn’t just up the map size, it also drastically increases the number of players in a single game. I’m not talking about games where they upgrade the players to 32. MAG has several game types that go all the way up to 256 (128v128) real players in a single game. Now granted, that is only one of the game modes and it takes a bit of playing to be able to...

Geek Smack! #197: Firefox 6, PETA.xxx, Cisco Lawsuit on Golden Shield 1

Geek Smack! #197: Firefox 6, PETA.xxx, Cisco Lawsuit on Golden Shield

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Geek Smack! #196: Amazon Goes Down, LEGO CNC Mill, Stocks and Technology 1

Geek Smack! #196: Amazon Goes Down, LEGO CNC Mill, Stocks and Technology

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OTT #9: Roku 2, Google Revue, HBO Go, Comcast 0

OTT #9: Roku 2, Google Revue, HBO Go, Comcast

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe are bringing more people into the OTT for the first Hangout recording. Today, I talked with Gabriel Guzman and Debbie Webb. Best part, Debbie learned all about what OTT is about. It was a very engaging conversation. Roku 2 is here with Angry Birds Google Logitech Revue’s price drop and possible STB failure HBOgo is available for XBOX360 OTT and VOD will be a $31.1 billion industry in 2016 Comcast Q2 is up Subscribe to the OTT- Subscribe to the OTT via iTunes – We are also on Roku and Boxee!

Cowboys and Aliens, what’s not to love? 0

Cowboys and Aliens, what’s not to love?

If the title Cowboys and Aliens doesn’t spark something in you, then your imagination might need some tweaking. Just the idea of it was enough to get me interested from the start, then I saw the trailer and saw the people who was involved and I got really excited. So what happened? The film revolves around Daniel Craig as a cowboy with amnesia and a mysterious weapon attached to his wrist. And it’s not long before the aliens from the title make a appearance and the major conflict begins, bringing together western archetypes together to do what we all came for, kick ass. So with this all going on why was I just entertained by this film and not in love with it? Like to read before you watch? Get the Book Cowboys and Aliens I think it can be summed up in one word; potential. The main problem...

CISS: Circle it Simple, Silly – How I use Google Plus Circles 0

CISS: Circle it Simple, Silly – How I use Google Plus Circles

Jeffrey Powers talks about his process for Circles – CISS: Circle it Simple, Silly!

Geek Smack! #195: iCloud, LEGO Dragon Lighters, Deep Vein Thrombosis 1

Geek Smack! #195: iCloud, LEGO Dragon Lighters, Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Vintage Google Plus Ad Found 0

Vintage Google Plus Ad Found

Was looking through my vintage magazines and found this. OK, not really. But it was something fun to do and burn some time off for a few minutes while computers were updating…

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