Monthly Archive: May 2012

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Is Facebook Getting a Phone; Bidding for Opera, Face.com

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Time to prep for the trip to New York. Memorial day weekend saw a weekend of rest. I almost took 2 whole days off. But I got a little itchy to get something done, so Todd and I pushed out a Techpodcasts roundtable. I talk about the Cerevo shell, and Todd talked about Powerpress 4.0. Speaking of which, I tried to live stream with the Cerveo, but it wasn’t working. I talk about that in the show. I am also looking for writers to Geekazine. People who can write about the newest gadgets coming out. If interested, please email geekazine at gmail. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe to the podcast via: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine –  Geekazine Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode...

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NuForce Cube is an All in One Mobile Audio Center

NuForce, a high end audio line, introduced a new sound headphone amp for your mobile devices. The NuForce Cube is a portable speaker and USB DAC (Digital to Analog Converter). You can connect up your smartphone, MP3 player or computer to improve your listening experience. The NuForce Cube runs on a rechargeable lithium battery. Per each charge, you can get 8 hours of music, podcasts, listening to Youtube videos, or whatever you listen to. When you want to recharge, plug in the USB cable to the computer (USB plug accessory available). “I’ve never been satisfied with the sound of other portable speakers on the market,” said Jason Lim, CEO of NuForce.  “So we made it our mission to create one that not only sounded great, but looked great.  Plus, we equipped it with an audiophile-grade DAC and headphone amp.  After months of R&D and critical listening, we think Cube provides...

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My 1 Share of Facebook Stock Came Today

Yes, last week, I bought 1 share of Facebook stock. The replica stock came in the mail today. I was pretty happy with the purchase, and I can say I was a first gen Facebook stock buyer. It’s all about novelty, but if this stock does well, novelty can turn to profit. Why I bought 1 share of Facebook Like I said on Geek Smack! last week – I bought it for novelty. I was too young to purchase Apple or Microsoft stock when they issued their IPO. I didn’t buy Yahoo! stock (thank god!) or Google stock when they filed. I didn’t even buy Packer stock yet. So when an event like Facebook has a stock offering, I decided to be a 1st Gen owner. The reality: I can lose $38. Actually, it was more for the replica piece of paper. But still – If this stock...

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HP TechCast Ep 2: Roundtable at ProLiant Gen8 Tech Day [Podcast]

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI was in Houston, TX for HP Gen8 Tech Day and got to sit down with a few of the bloggers and HP Enterprise Gen8 team to talk about the advantages of upgrading to a Gen8 system. We set up a panel, which included: Tim Golden – CTO of ISS americas Brandon Fears – Product Marketing manager Hyperscale Business Unit Steven Schultz – Smart Storage Peter Groth – ISS Server Product Marketing If you are a blogger that would like to be part of this event, email [email protected] or twitter @geekazine or @hpstorageguy

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Seagate Acquires LaCie for $186 Million, Increases Consumer Market Offerings

LaCie and Seagate have done business before. So it’s no surprise that Seagate has scooped up this company. Seagate has offered to purchase 64.5% of the outstanding shares of LaCie. Following approval, Seagate will add a bigger consumer line of portable hard drives to their lineup. “Seagate has a strong commitment to the growing consumer storage market and bringing the most dynamic products to market. LaCie has built an exceptional consumer brand by delivering exciting and innovative high-end products for many years. This transaction would bring a highly complementary set of capabilities to Seagate, significantly expand our consumer product offerings, add a premium-branded direct-attached storage line, strengthen our network-attached storage business line and enhance our capabilities in software development,” said Steve Luczo, Seagate chairman, president and CEO. “We are also excited that Philippe, who is a true visionary and leader in the consumer storage business, would join Seagate...

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Roku Adds DISHWorld Service to Streaming Channels

Today, OTT provider ROKU announced they launched DISH Networks DISHWorld services over the ROKU streaming set top box. This will feature more than 50 international programming channels including Hindi, Arabic, Urdu, Bangla and Brazilian channels. DISHWorld enables DISH to expand its distribution of ethnic channels into markets harder to reach by satellite. “We view Roku’s extensive product distribution and established platform as an excellent match for our international content offerings as we look to develop markets that historically have been difficult for us to reach,” said Chris Kuelling, vice president of international programming at DISH. “Consumers in apartment buildings, condos and dormitories who seek ethnic programming now have an easy way to enjoy their favorite channels without the need for a satellite dish.” ABOUT ROKU:  A simple device that delivers streaming services to various HDTV’s, consoles, and Blue Ray Players. Roku Box LT, XD and XS will allow...

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Why I Bought 1 Share of Facebook Stock

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThese last few weeks have been pretty tough. Last week my back went out, so I did very limited work. This week, I had an anxiety attack – something I was told to expect with a Blood Pressure medication I have been taking. I am now at about 90%. I am hoping to re-start iPad365 on a few episodes a week. But we’ll see once I am done with Geek Smack! for today. BlogWorld & New Media Expo is only a week and a half away! I am putting together video for the show, and looking for people that are going. If you are, let me know and we’ll get on a Google Hangout to talk. I am also looking for writers to Geekazine. People who can write about the newest gadgets coming out. If interested, please email geekazine at gmail. Hotline...

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9 Things You Can Do with Your Internet Connection

Almost everyone nowadays has (at one point or another) utilized their internet. The World Wide Web has truly revolutionized the way things are done. Things can be found easily these days through the aid of an Internet connection. Today, I am going to look at nine things you can do with your internet connection. After all, if you don’t use it, you could be simply missing out on the great opportunities. Booking flights online Gone are the days when people have to go to travel agencies in order to buy their tickets for flights. These days, most airline companies already have their own website where you can purchase flight tickets through your credit cards. The online ordering is hassle free and you don’t have to leave your office just to do it. You can even use sites like Orbitz , Kayak, or Priceline to find a better deal on air and...

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Geek Smack! 224: Yahoo! Looses Another CEO!?! [Video Podcast]

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS On Thursday, I tweeked my back. Ever since, I have been recouping from the event. While my back is still not 100%, it is a lot better than yesterday. Of course, it needs to be – as the band starts their summer tour this Saturday. I also talk about my official role at BlogWorld & New Media Expo, and where to see the video. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com 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:   How to buy 1 Share of Facebook -Give the gift of one share to the ones you love. Lenovo X1 Carbon – The new Thinkpad is only 3.73 lbs and has a carbon fiber roll cage Nokia Calls Apple on Siri – Siri Siri...

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Geek Smack! 223: is Hulu Changing their Service? [Video Podcast]

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Two weeks of solid travel, I have a week off, then another round of events. Only problem – my Macbook Pro drive died. Today, a friend comes back from South Africa as a married man. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com 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:  Facebook Adds Organ Donor Question – Will you let Facebook know you are an Organ donor? Google Wardriving – We may need new laws for data collection Delta Strikes Oil – Will the purchase of their own oil refinery reduce the price of a plane ticket? Next Generation Macbook Pro – Might be getting rid of the optical drive altogether Skype IP Leak – A tool can pull your IP address. DIGG Dugg? – Washington Post...

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