Monthly Archive: August 2012

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VMWorld 2012: LSI Technologies Using Flash Drives as Cache

While at VMWorld, I talk with Tony from LSI. We talk about their new technology that uses flash drives to create a cache in MySQL databases. When databases get taxed, the software will use the flash drive to cache data so the database does not slow down. The dynamic operation will make the move seemless. Although you have a cached version, you are still technically working on the main database to keep validity. When done, the cache with dump and the next bit of data will get queued. This is a write-through model.

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Winners of the iPad365 / ZAGG Package contest

At the beginning of August, we ran a contest giving away a ZAGG Sparq, Folio and InvisibleShield. Many entered and we drew 3 winners. Congratulations to John, Patricia and Brian – winners of the package valued over $200. If you didn’t win, you can still go to ZAGG and use “Geekazine” at checkout for 20% off a ZAGG Sparq. Keep watching for more contests on Geekazine. If you want to know about upcoming contests, sign up for the iPad365 newsletter.

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2013 C-MAX First Drive – Ford Hybrid Bests Toyota Prius

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s not a Mustang, but this 188 horsepower hybrid vehicle can handle the streets of L.A. Engulfed in Toyota Prius (cabs, cars), the Ford C-MAX is a mid-size car that does a better job as a hybrid. Over 500 patents are issued to the Ford C-MAX in energi, hybrid and other areas. The car will also be the most affordable at $25,995 – $1,300 less than the Toyota Prius and it still gets better gas milage: EPA certified at 47 mpg. Exterior of the Ford C-MAX The 104.3 inch wheelbase gives you a stable, yet comfortable car. Front suspension uses independant short-and long-arm (SLA) stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is an independent multilink twist blade with stabilizer bar. Ford C-MAX is a five-door vehicle with driver/passenger blind spot mirrors, rear spoiler, satin crhrome center grille, and 17 inch machine aluminum wheels....

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The Biggest Lie: Changing the Terms of Service (TOS)

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Quiet week before I have to make the run to California. In the Geek News section, I talk about Paul and Norbert of Caffination and Totally cool tech. They both have decided to end their shows after years of podcasts. It’s a sad week on that, and I wish them well. I don’t think it’s the last time I see either of those two. I raise my glass and go “Huzzah”! Get 20% off with code “Geekazine” at Zagg 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 235 Tech News: Google+ Vanity URL – Rolling out to limited verified accounts for now. Companies Building Surface Tablets – 3 new companies...

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Apple Pulls Google from iOS6

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Back in for another Geek Smack. Changes in the Geek Bar as I decided to replace the LED lights for a computer monitor. I am also working on old episodes – putting them up in the public domain. I will then archive my existing audio so I can make room for more audio. First 100 videos are at Archive.org. iPad365 has an active contest going. You can win a ZAGGFolio, Sparq and Invisibleshield. I am giving away 3 of these packages, valued over $200. Get 20% off with code “Geekazine” at Zagg 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 234Tech News: RUMORS iPhone 6 They can throw the rumors,...

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FCC Attacks Verizon Tether Charge – Why AT&T is Not Next

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Last Thursday I went to update to Mountain Lion and the whole computer crashed. Since it’s under warranty, I sent it in. 5 days later I got it back. Hopefully, all daemons have been expelled from this machine. Nonetheless, periodic backups are now in order. I also got a new recliner. It’s been a while since I had one, and hopefully I’ll get a lot more work done in comfort. I decided to fall asleep in the chair (to test it out), which is why the show is late. Finally – we have the winner of the Roku2 contest. Congrats to Gary Kirk – winner of the Roku 2! 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...

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