Monthly Archive: June 2012

Bill Ford on Reinvention, Mobility Future, Green Journey: Further with Ford

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn the first night of Further with Ford – a 3 day event hosted by Ford – Author and journalist David Kirkpatrick sat down with Ford chariman Bill Ford to talk about the direction of Ford vehicles and what we should expect in the future. We gathered at Ford Field – the home of the Detroit Lions – to listen to the interview, and ask questions ourselves. David asked the first question: I didn’t realize how committed you have been to a set of ideas throughout your career. I was at Fortune for 25 years, and I have written about so many companies that it’s quite frequent the visionaries get squeezed out. You (Bill) have the name, which must have helped you, but how have you made so much of a change that this company operates – your environmentalism for example is just striking....

Post – HP Discover Comments from Bloggers

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBloggers Justin Vashisht, Chris Wahl and John Obeto join Calvin Zito and myself on this episode of HP Tech Cast. The topic this week: What the bloggers saw at HP Discover. More important, is HP going in the right direction. There were many different things to see at HP Discover. From the expo floor, to the keynotes, and the Blogger lounge that HP puts together (this year with an Espresso machine). We talk about what HP has been doing in the last year, and how the Enterprise division has been really stepping forward to lead the way. The guys also talk about how they got to see some behind the scenes action for a bit. What it takes for this event to happen. A great conversation with some of the bloggers that write about...


Sony Wireless Camera Microphone UWPV6 for Professional Interviews

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS You are stepping up your game as a video blogger, newscaster, interviewer, or just want something that doesn’t have a wire attached to it. The answer – a wireless camera microphone that you can use in any situation. There are many out there, but in this case, going cheap may mean not having the best sound or the interview at all. If you are in a expo hall, there may be several wireless systems competing with yours. That is why I bought the Sony UWPV6 (3032) wireless microphone system. It’s a handset mic and a wireless lavaliere when you need it. Most important, it’s a microphone that adds a professional look to your interviews. I bought it from my friends over at B&H Photo. It’s a great place to go for all your audio, video, and photo gear. Located on...

Did Microsoft Hit a Home Run with Surface Tablet?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSContinuing on with new logos for the shows. iPad365 got updated last night. More updates coming. There is a little more Geek news than Tech, but the big news of Surface tablet takes over the last part of the conversation. Citrix are giving away some 3rd Gen iPads this month. Like them on Facebook to win! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) 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 228 Tech News:


Zoom H1 On-Camera Audio Kit Adds Better Audio to Your DSLR Camera

As an old-time photographer I have always enjoyed the Nikon/Canon battle that seems to last longer than the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys. However, I’ve also had a keen interest in audio as well. I became enthralled with the performance of Shure microphones which I first became aware of their killer performance when the audio engineer mis-adjusted the gain during an outdoor performance in Woodstock, New York. I noticed that Shure SM 58 microphones were so durable stagehands could make them do double duty as hammers. Throughout my lifetime that became my microphone of choice, until the digital age brought me face-to-face with an audio version of the Canon/Nikon battle. While it is true I am old, I am not an old fart (set in my ways). Slowly I moved away from my veritable analog mic selection and began purchasing digital microphones such as the Samson...

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MyFord Mobile: App Brings Faster Charge, Route Planning for Focus Electric

Ford has been advancing the game in the technology realm. Leading the pack in turning the car into a mobile hotspot, bringing hands-free systems into the car with SYNC, and even working on giving customers value in their older cars with free updates to software. Today, Ford announce MyFord Mobile for the Focus Electric vehicles. This is a dedicated app that can link up to their cars and provide remote communication, so they can maximize utility while minimizing operating costs. More over, the app makes sure you know what is going on with your car. The new iPhone app allows owners locate charging stations, check on the charging status, and learn how to operate their new electric car better. By going to the website (, owners can learn more about their cars, and how to recharge their vehicles in half the time of the Nissan Leaf. The website also...

If Apple Doesn’t Build a Mac Pro, Let Someone Else Do It, Plus: iPad Giveaway!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNEW LOGO! NEW CONTEST! Our friends at Citrix are giving away some 3rd Gen iPads this month.  Find out how you can win one. Refer a friend, and if they win, you win, too! It’s going to be a fun month of June – I have some more announcements coming soon. I also talk about the name change of BlogWorld to New Media Expo (NMX), and their event in January. You can learn how to win lifetime passes to that event! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) 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 227 Tech News:

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Why I Cancelled Netflix and Switched to Amazon Prime

It’s really simple. I was tired of not seeing anything new. I was frustrated in looking at the new releases section on my Roku, and seeing Rescue Me there for the last 6 months. I was annoyed at playing the game “Find a movie I really want to watch”. Fact is, I stopped going to Netflix 3 weeks ago. has more variety than Netflix, and it’s free! I was watching more of my HuluPlus subscription, also. It became very apparent to me that I didn’t watch this service anymore. So I finally ditched it.

10 Things I Learned From BlogWorld & New Media Expo New York 2012

The event is over. I am sitting in the Yotel, a very interesting hotel on the corner of 10th and 42nd street in Hell’s Kitchen part of Manhattan, New York. After 3 days of solid work, a ton of video taken, and a lot of new people I met, I have a few minutes to sit and reflect about this whole experience. It’s amazing how an event like this can really bring you closer to the people you hear about online. Because of this, I thought I would go through a top ten list of the things I learned not only being at the show, but also being a part of the show (even more than I was back in 2010). There were a lot of new faces.I polled each session I introduced, and in every session, 80% said this was their first BlogWorld & New Media Expo. It...

Canon VIXIA: R30, R20 side-by-side

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor the last couple months, I had a Canon VIXIA R30 to use and review. I’ve gone through all the settings, recorded many videos, including some episodes of iPad365, and even used it in 2 camera shoots. This newer version to my VIXIA R20 added WiFi and MP4 support, which help me post video to Facebook and YouTube faster. Canon VIXIA R30 – The Good This version of the Canon VIXIA line has a 2.07 Megapixel sensor, giving you the ability to create 1080p video.The R30 has a .85 inch CMOS RGB color filter.In AVCHD mode, you can record up to 24 MBps in 30 or 60 fps, and with MP4 mode, you can record 4 MBps or 9 Mbps in 24 or 30 fps. Switching between MP4 and AVCHD modes is right through the interface. You can switch back and...

HP Discover Announcement StoreOnce, Data Protector 7, VC Direct Attach

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn this episode of HP Tech Cast, Brad Parks, Gagan Bhatia and Jay Levins join myself, Calvin Zito, and a host of bloggers that included Ilja Coolen, Howard Marks, Herman Montano, and others. They talked about the announcement of the new deduplication solutions for the HP StoreOnce Backup family at HP Discover. This is a way to enable organizations to manage risk as they deal with explosive data growth by protecting more data in less time. The new solutions are the first to deliver backup performance of up to 100 terabytes (TB) per hour and data recovery of up to 40 TB per hour in a single system. This is up to 3-5 times faster than the closest competitor. The group talks about how this becomes part of the infrastructure, as well as the reduced recovery time, increased...