Monthly Archive: July 2012

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One Week with the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

It is difficult to do a one-size-fits-all review of the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G. Without getting into a huge amount of technical minutia, which can actually be misleading will call this drive “middle of the road” in terms of performance. Whether it is the right drive for you, or not depends on factors outlined next. When I got this drive, I installed it in a few different notebooks, including my Macbook Pro, my older HP G60, and a Dell Lattitude. I even gave it to a friend to use it in some special equipment. Each test brought pretty nice results. The OS would load about 10-20% faster (depending on the machine), the performance would improve (as best it could in an older machine), and I could get work done faster. Pricing the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Based solely on the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP),...

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WIN a ROKU 2 XS – Also, Should We Worry about Getting Guns through the Internet?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS So it’s been a quiet week here in WI as we started to get Rain again and the yellow grass is slowly turning green. I suppose that means I have to start mowing the lawn again. Check out the new website – How to Record Podcasts (www.howtorecordpodcasts.com) a new website with information and how-to articles. Once again, we continue the Win a Roku 2 contest. This is the last week you can enter. You have until Friday. Watch the show to find out how to enter! 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 231 Tech News:   How to Prep for Mountain Lion – Apple Mountain Lion software coming...

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LISTEN AND WIN – Roku 2 XS – Yahoo! Tries One More Time at this Internet Thing…

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS So we are being hit with another 100+ degree week in the midwest. It seems to take a lot out when trying to record a show. Therefore, I decided to sneak one in Monday night. I said I was going to give something away, and I did not lie. I’m giving away a Roku2 XS. The rules are simple, but you have to watch the show to find out how to win. This contest will be run this week and next week. You will have 5 chances to win – But you gotta watch the show. I’ll draw a winner on July 31st show. 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!...

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HP’s Patrick Harr Talks Cloud and Hybrid Delivery

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI went to the HP Roadshow in San Francisco, where I got to listen to many industry professionals talk about HP Gen8 servers. Of course, the new direction to IT infrastructure is “Cloud” based. Unfortunately, that term is thrown around like an old shoe. Patrick Harr – HP’s Vice President of Converged Cloud Sales – came in to explain the Cloud a little more. In his discussion (Master the Cloud – Traditional IT to convergence and from convergence to cloud), he talked about how the mindset has changed, especially in the last ten years. “What has changed in the 1999-2000 timeframe is really multitendency virtualization. But just as important, the business mindset has changed. We’ve always been searching for how we drive more efficiency. More agility, more speed.”  “How many apps do you have on your iPad or iPhone? If you really think...

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Is Twitter Changing for the Bad?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Back from a brief Juicing fest. I don’t know if I feel better or not, but I am glad not to be drinking all those juice concoctions. Thanks to everyone that has been coming to the YouTube channel. Numbers are really showing! Starting a new YouTube segment – 5 Questions with. The first one is up with Tom Giarrosso. 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 230Tech News:   Windows 8 Gets a Date – Microsoft outlines what they are planning for the upcoming months. Will it be an Apple killer? Galaxy S III Combustion a Hoax – Only thing that combusted was the user. Google+ iPad App Now...

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Making of a Legend – Canon EOS 7D

In the days of Clark Kent (Superman) the young photographer Jimmy Olsen got by with a low-cost 35mm camera. It looks like an Argus C3. The more senior photographers ran about with a Speed Graphics and a pocket full of M3 flashbulbs. Subsequently World War II came and the Japanese pilots in their Zeros plied their trade of war craft using Nikon optics. The revenge against Nikon came from within its own nation-state, with Canon. When the 1970s came around ‘old school’ professional photographers used Nikon. The upstart photographers went with Canon. The civil war within professional photographers was and, to this day still is based on the kilo buck expenses (investment) in distorting glass (lenses). The price point of a high-end camera such as the Canon EOS 7D actually becomes almost nothing when you consider the lifetime investment a photographer makes in glass. This begets religious wars....

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Windows Phone 7 on Ford’s Microsoft SYNC – Go Further

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI got the opportunity to talk with Chris Elliott – Senior marketing communications manager at Microsoft – about SYNC and Windows Phone 7. Of course, there are many models of Windows Phone, including the Nokia Lumina 900. Chris talks about how SYNC works with all phones – including that old flip phone you might still have. You could be on your phone before you get in your car. As soon as you turn on the car, it transfers the call to the car. You never have to pair it more than once. If your wife has a phone, you can pair a bunch of phones, you can have your favorite, but if they get in the car, they should be able to use it themselves. We also talk about the life cycle of the phone as opposed to the life cycle...

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Visit to Henry Ford Museum

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast week I visited the Henry Ford Museum. I posted this up on Day in Tech History, (Read the post here). We look at some of the vehicles we drove in the 20th century, some of the generators used at the turn of the century, and tractors that changed the way we farmed. It was a fun trip, and I only got to see a small fraction of the entire museum.

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Offroad: 2012 Ford F150 Raptor SVT – Go Further

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEquipped with a Balaclava on my head (I thought that was a greek dessert? At least Mike Perlman thinks so…) I headed out to the offroad track to ride the dinosaur. Well, the Ford F150 Raptor SVT. Of course, they didn’t accept my “Professional driver” certificate of authenticity (which I drew up in the bathroom), so Matt was my driver for this ride. And what a ride it was… Not too many opportunities in a offroad vehicle for me, this was a blast! We learned about how the Raptor can handle terrain with the Electronic locking rear differential. The axle lock (called helical gearset) delivers the torque to the other side, so there is no loss in traction. There is a camera in the grill, so when you are on steep grades and cannot see the ground from the windshield, you can see it...

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Adrian Grenier Talks Sustainable Product Website SHFT.com

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at Go Further with Ford, we learned about sustainable products. Adrian Grenier (Vincent Chase: Entourage) joined the panel talking about options for consumers – fuel economy, biodegradable and recyclable parts, etc. Adrian also talked about his website SHFT.com, which gives people making sustainable products a place to promote themselves. For instance, on the website, they show a park bench that was made from salvaged shipping pallets. SHFT also talks about Robert Moses Joyce and what a vision quest looks like, and many other products and visions of those giving back to the environment. SHFT is co-founded by Peter Glatzer, who was also at the event. The site contains some top talent, including Arianna Huffington and Richard Branson on the Board of Directors, and backed by Ford, Aol, Virgin America, Marvell, and more. It was a great discussion with Adrian, and...

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Playing On Detroit’s Ford Field – Go Further

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast week I got to run around Ford Field on day one of Go Further – an event which shows the direction Ford motor company is taking. We got to Ford Field and had cocktails and hors d’oeuvre. Then, we sat and heard from Bill Ford. He talked about the direction of Ford Motor company and how they are re-inventing themselves. Then, we went down to the field to get a first hand look at how Ford is helping local economy thrive. They set up kicking stations, where we could learn how to kick a field goal. Some people were passing around the football, while others were talking and learning about this field. Facts About an Ford Field We were on the practice turf. They change the grass to the game-day field, and another grass for other events. Before Ford Field,...

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Jason Falls interviews Keenan Cahill – YouTube Sensation

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf there is anyone that has felt the success of YouTube, it’s Keenan Cahill. This 17 year old has been lip-syncing songs for 4 years. His videos are seen by millions ever since he covered Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”. Of course, growing up as Keenan hasn’t been the best. Suffering from a genetic disorder called “Mucopolysaccaridosis” (MPS-6), where his bones and cartilage did not get proper carbohydrates to grow. Still, his adversity gives him uniqueness, and since, YouTube stardom. Jason Falls sits down and talks with Keenan at the Overblog Booth at BlogWorld & New Media Expo in New York City. Keenan shares his wisdom of how to become a YouTube sensation. For instance – he mentions that he doesn’t refer to his audience as “Fans”. He addresses them as “guys”. Keenan is moving away from lip-syncing and planning to start...

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Chrome, Mozilla for iOS – Will Apple Open Up the Browser Spot?

Wow. It’s a hot one. Early show this week to celebrate July 4th without doing much work. Happy Independence week, it’s a great time to reflect on what your forefathers did to give you the freedoms you have. It’s also a week to be and stay safe – don’t drink and drive, and certainly don’t drink and light off large fireworks. Also back from a big week at Ford. Lots of video coming soon! This week’s show is Ad-Free. 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 229 Tech News:

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Mark Hatch, Alan Mulally on TechShop – Go Further with Ford

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCreativity. It’s what gives us new products and time saving ideas. Sometimes, those ideas need to be helped along. A place like TechShop is one of those places. Letting you create prototype so it can get the chance to go to market. That is why Ford has helped Techshop thrive in Detroit. On evening 2 of Further with Ford, we travelled to Techshop to learn a little more about the facility, and also see the ideas in action. In a great night of discovery, we got to play this ground by learning about screen printing, molding puter jewelry, learning about the maker bot, screen printing and frosting glass. Before we got to play, we heard from two great people. First, Mark Hatch, CEO of Techshop talked about how they are cultivating tomorrows entrepreneurs. Mark talked about people who did use Techshop...

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