Monthly Archive: November 2016

Google Pixel Phone Video Review: Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGoogle nixed their Nexus line to start Pixel – a next generation Android device that focuses on display and VR. But there are a lot of other cool reasons you might get this phone. Our friends at Verizon Wireless have loaned me a phone for review, but I have not been compensated for this review. All opinions are that of Geekazine. Let’s look at the Pros and Cons, Followed by a full review of the phone. There are two types of Pixel phone out there – the 5 inch Pixel, which I have here, or the 5.5 inch Pixel XL. The Pixel contains a 2770 mAh battery, Full HD screen at 441 ppi, talk time of 26 hours, and standby time of 19 days. Both Pixel and XL have a Snapdragon 821 chip-set and Adreno 530 GPU inside. RAM is 4...

Geeky Gift Suggestions for Holiday Shopping

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSThe Holiday season is upon us. With a great thanksgiving holiday next week, it’ll be the mad dash of Black Friday. Since Morning Geeks! is taking a couple weeks off, I came up with some geeky ideas for that geeky loved one of yours. Got some great winter wear from Mission Checking out the Wildly Spectacular Sports Science Book Thanks to the new Patreons Morning Geeks! Episode 27 Show Notes – Carrie Fisher’s love affair – The New Mythbusters – Where are Tori, Grant and Kari? – Dark Justice League trailer – Play Zelda in an Escape Room – Thanos #1  – Snapchat Specticals – Final Fantasy XV  – Disney’s Starbright Holidays – Margot Robbie Geeky Gift Ideas – Clue Star Wars  – Pancake 3D Printer  – Umbra Floating Bookshelf – Echo Dot – LED Shoe Lights...

HP Elite X2 with Wacom Stylus Pros and Cons Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe first thing I ask anyone that is looking for a new laptop is “What are you going to do with it?” This is important because a gamer doesn’t want a business laptop and an executive might not want a laptop geared toward video production. The HP Elite X2 is a Business laptop. Running documents, getting your books in order, and of course email and web functionality. With the Wacom stylus and military grade standard, it can handle the situation. So let’s go through the pros and cons, then we’ll look at the overall specs. PRO – HP Elite X2 The x2 is light weight and no bigger than a standard tablet. The precision-crafted device is meant for funcitonality and style. A high-level enterprise executive will definitely look good with this accessory. Inside is the Intel Core M processor series. From...

Arlo Home Security and Arlo Q Cameras from Netgear

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHome security is growing in the IoT space. You want to keep tabs on your home when you are away, then have anything bad get recorded for police, insurance, and maybe that occasional viral video. The Arlo Security Camera system from Netgear can help. Let’s go over the Pros and Cons, then I’ll give a more in-depth review after. This is a review of the Arlo Security 2 portable camera system with Arlo Q Plus indoor camera. PROs – Arlo Camera System The 2 camera side of this system is portable and weatherproof. The cameras can be set anywhere you choose indoors and out. With an additional magnetic base or ability to place on a tripod mount, you can get video from anywhere and have it sent back to the base-station via WiFi. Once joined to the base station, these cameras...

All Marvel and DC Movies Scheduled Until 2020

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSThere are a lot of superhero movies coming out in the next 4 years. From the continuing Avengers, to the Justice League, sequels of hit movies like Deadpool, to even the Stan Lee Biopic! We look at the schedule to see what’s coming and when. I take a look at the Singlecue Gen 2: I got some more Patreons. You can be one too! Morning Geeks! Episode 26 Show Notes – How is Walking Dead going to end? – Pacific Rim 2 in production – George Takai’s Take – Star Wars Catalyst Novel – Michael Keaton takes the Vulture – NES Classic ALERT  – Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection – Fantastic Beasts 2 – Big Bang Theory Spin-off? **New to This Week** – Arrival – The Love Witch – The Paranormal Action Squad – Underworld: Blood Wars –...

Sense ThermoPeanut Smart Wireless Thermometer

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs we get into the colder months, we make the plans to weatherize and even smart-plan our home. Maybe we got an IoT based thermometer. I just personally bought an Infra-red heat fireplace because this house doesn’t have a fireplace and I miss it. But as we try to keep our homes energy efficiant and warm, we still are looking for the advantage. Maybe the kids say their room is colder than yours at night. Without putting a thermostat in every room, we can only guess if that’s true. Now we can put a thermostat in every room to take the guess out. Last year the folks at Sense came out with the Sense ThermoPeanut. A Bluetooth enabled device that can be placed anywhere and bring back temperature data. SensePeanut data can be sent to any iOS or Android device to...

Problems with Deadpool 2: Who Should Be the New Director?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSDaredevil 2 is in peril. Tim Miller left after differences with him and Ryan Renolds. But this might be the thing that can kick it into high gear. This week I talk about what happened, and throw out a few Directors that could possible replace Miller for a better sequel. Congrats to the Cubbies. Now they will have to wait until 2124 for the next championship. It’s Daylight savings time I look at the Google Pixel: My first two Patreons! Roger Nash and Michael Mitsuda Patreon.com/Geekazine Morning Geeks! Episode 24 Show Notes – James Cameron talks Avatar 2, 3, 4 – The Pivot episode of WestWorld – The Rock as Pinkachu? – PS4 Pro – NOW Avengers #1.1  – New Wonder Woman Trailer – Call of Duty Infinate War – A big straw Godzilla – Season 2 of...

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