Monthly Archive: April 2012

Looqiloo Helps Monitize Video – DEMO 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you watch Community, you know about Leonard’s lucrative frozen pizza review. Imagine that Leonard did that review, which took you to Amazon to purchase multiple frozen pizzas. Yes –Amazon has Frozen Pizza. Looqiloo is a site that gives your product video review a monetary value. The site is in Beta right now, but you can sign up for the service. You can use any video you create – even if it’s on YouTube. Just upload the video, and let Looqiloo do the rest. For example, we had this Multi Voice Changer by Toysmith: I would create a small video, then post to Looqiloo. They have a direct link to Amazon, so if anyone purchases that toy, you could see a percentage of revenues. Everyone’s videos will appear on the page, you just have to watch how they use it. You...

HP Earth Day Window to the World [LIVE]

I was in Boise, ID for an Earth Day event, brought to you by HP and the University of Idaho. We were at Riverstone school, listening to two people who have taken trips to explore the Antarctic. The following is that presentation.  

Mobile Games on the Rise

Mobile Gaming on the Rise, Big Business for Some [Infographic]

I talk about them on my show iPad365. You might have a few of them on your smartphone or tablet. They might be simple games – sliding a wood block around – to complex games that take you to new worlds to destroy beasts. They could even just connect you with others to show your mental capacities. These are the games of the mobile device. And they are proving to become big business for some. Companies like Zynga grow on the mobile gaming platform. They produce games that are free, and paid games. Usually, the free games come with in-app upgrades. Sometimes to turn off the iAds, other times to add levels, get more power-ups so you can do something a little faster, and more. This has all added up to big dollars for some. Just to the point that more people play games on their device than...

BryteWerks Projector with 11,000 Lumens for $2,995 – DEMO 2012 [Video]

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are a home theater expert, you know a good projector can really make your theater system shine. That is what BryteWerks does – they make movie theater projectors at consumer prices. Bryteworks Model One is an all-in-one PC/Projector. With an internal processor and SSD drive, you can project video right from the machine, or connect another device to project a movie, slideshow, or computer. The 17 inch – square size is compact enough to set into a room without it taking too much space. The initial $2,995 price comes with an ATOM processor, 2 GB memory, 60 GB SSD and more. If you need higher quality, they offer an i7 version with 250 SSD, NVIDIA GForce GTX 570 graphics and more. Subscribe to Geekazine SMF – Also on TechPodcasts SMF – Get on iTunes SMF – Get on Zune SMF

Body Media Patch Monitors for Seven Days – DEMO 2012 [Video]

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe have talked with Body Media at CES. They have an ingenious monitor that you use to track your vitals. Now, they are showing off a patch you wear on your arm for seven days to find out how you are sweating, and how you are sleeping. The new patch looks like the side of a shoe. You adhere it to your triceps, then work, sleep, shower, and whatever you do, for the next seven days. When done, download the information into the computer. This patch will not only monitor your activity levels, it will also monitor the sweat and how you sleep. Of course, that can tell your doctor if you get the right amount of sleep in an evening. Subscribe to Geekazine SMF – Also on TechPodcasts SMF – Get on iTunes SMF – Get on Zune SMF  

TrustGo Scans Mobile Apps for Malware, Mobile Phishing – DEMO 2012 [Video]

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI download apps all the time to review. You might download apps to play games, or just for utilities. But some of those apps might be doing more than just turning your phone into a flashlight. They might be malware, or they could be taking more personal information than you know. That is where TrustGo comes in. They look at the apps, then let you know if this app is safe to download. For Android (working on iOS), you install this app, then let it scan other apps that download. This is technically not anti-virus, because TrustGo does a lot more. In this day and age, malware is only one threat. TrustGo is available now for you to download.

2013 Ford Escape with EcoBoost – First Drive [Video]

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn a sunny day in San Francisco, we joined Ford Motor Company to take a first drive of the 2013 Ford Escape. While it’s not the Ford Mustang first drive, this was a very important drive, for whereas the car enthusiast will get a Mustang, the family will most likely get the Ford Escape. For driving the kids to school, or for towing the camper or boat to a weekend adventure. All in a 4 cylinder vehicle. 2013 Ford Escape 2 Liter EcoBoost We drove the 2 liter Escape on this drive in Northern San Francisco area. The Escape also comes in 1.6 liter, and 2.5 liter. All with EcoBoost – Ford’s technology to direct inject gasoline (wiki on EcoBoost). With new technologies added to this vehicle, you can drive the mountains of northern California (or anywhere) without worrying if you can get up that...

Geek Smack! 222: Facebook Buys Instagram [Video Podcast]

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS One more week, then I’ll be in San Francisco for a Ford Drive, then an HP event. I might even get a chance to stop at DEMO and the Computer History Museum. It will definitely be a long week of great events. ITM, I’m laying low, trying to get all shows ready for next week. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) Download the audio version  Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter –  Facebook Group – About.Me – Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! Tech News:   Netflix Starts a PAC – Is a new SOPA on the way? AOL Sells 800 Patents to Microsoft – Does Microsoft own part of Netscape now? Jack Tramiel Passes Away – Man responsible of Commodore 64 Toshiba 13″ Screen Tablet – Would you buy an XXL tablet Unlocking Old Phones – Does it...

HP TechCast Ep 1: Tornadoes Above SNW [Podcast]

HP TechCast Ep 1: Tornadoes Above SNW [Podcast]

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn the inaugural podcast of HP TechCast, Calvin Zito talks with: Ray Lucchesi – Silverton Consulting Howard Marks – Deep storage test lab Calvin Zito – HP Storage Guy Rick Vanover – IT Pro Blogger at Rickatron They talk about the Storage Networking World (SNW) in Dallas, TX. The group discusses the changing storage area, how hard drives are not going away anytime soon, and more. All while tornadoes pass right above them! That’s dedication! HP TechCast is a podcast where Enterprise professionals meet with Bloggers to talk about trends in IT. The bloggers have a chance to get questions answered and learn a little more about the new technologies coming out. If you are a blogger that would like to be part of this event, email [email protected] or twitter @geekazine or @hpstorageguy

Geek Smack! 221: Apple Stock Soars, Can it Hit $1000?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Well, it happened. I un-cut my cable. But the reality was – there was a Charter special, which only added $2 to my bill. Bad for my Netflix subscription as I am seriously thinking of nixing it. In the episode I really go in-depth in the Geek side. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) Download the audio version  Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter –  Facebook Group – About.Me – Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! Tech News: Goodbye to Cassdroid: 1981-2012 – Fellow TechPodcast Member passed away last week. Mediafly Closes OnAir – Where you can catch your podcasts now Conan O’Brien Takes Over Mashable – Hey, Conan! Why not take over Geekazine!?! iPad Downgraded to “Very Good” – Consumer Reports re-issues rating for iPad Google Wallet to Square – CEO makes a move New Pinterest CEO –...


Waze Travel App Allows for Smarter, Easier Travel

Traveling this weekend like me?  This week is one of the biggest travel weeks of the year with many schools on spring break, plus the Easter holiday.  Last trip, my family was traveling north on I-95 on Saturday from Georgia to South Carolina in route to Hilton Head Island and came to a complete stop. I thought we were going to be stuck there for hours! Fortunately, I had recently downloaded the WAZE app to my iPhone. Waze ( is a free social mobile app for iPhones, iPads, Android and most mobile platforms that aids drivers with live maps, real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation for a local commute or long trip.  It’s powered by user updates showing traffic, accidents, police cars and construction. I was able to scan ahead and see that the traffic jam went on for at least 10 miles. We were within 30 miles...