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Sustainability Blues: Drinking Water Issues Around the World – Further with Ford

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you live outside the US, you might be very aware of the drinking water issues. Inside the US – you might not know this but in the next 10-20 years you will be faced with a drinking water shortage. While at the Further with Ford conference in Dearborn, MI I learned about how the world deals with getting clean drinking water. The Sustainability Blues also opened my eyes in the fact this resource is getting taxed. There are 7 billion in the world with expectations of hitting 10 billion people in the next decade. We all need water to survive. This panel features Sheryl Connelly or Ford, Christoph Gorder of CharityWater.org, George McGraw of DigDeep.org, Rob Frederick of Brown Forman, and Todd Walton of Ford as they talk about the environment and the concerns of the water issue.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Sale for $4.99 (£2.49)

As part of the Steam Summer Sale, one of the huge deals of the promotion is Skyrim.  The game is normally £9.99 but has been reduced to £2.49($4.99). At the time of publishing, there is only one hour left on this deal. So if you’ve been waiting for a good discount on this game, then now is the best time to jump on it. And jump on it now because this is a great game with a metascore of 94/100. For the record, I never actually played Skyrim. I wanted to do so but could not afford the hefty price tag when the game came out. However, now that the game is at a superb discount, I have already pulled the trigger. If this metascore rating is anything to go by, then it clearly is a great game and one you should download for PC. In case if...

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Game Sale Alert: Steam’s 2014 Summer Sale is Live

It’s that time of the year again folks. Valve has started it’s annual Steam Summer sale as of today. As of today, a lot of games on the Steam Store are going to be heavily discounted. There will be some daily deals which last for 24 hours, flash deals which last for up to half a day and deals voted for by the steam community. There will be new deals every single day. For me, the best deals to be had on day one are Mirror’s Edge(£2.45), Skyrim(£4.99) and The Witcher 2(£2.99). With new deals every day, it’s important to keep an eye out to see if you find a game you like on sale. If you see game that you like, jump on it! There is a good chance that you won’t see a good deal like this one on steam until around Christmas time. Some these...

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I Upgrade my Macbook Pro with SSD, 16 GB Memory from OWC

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI have a 2011 Macbook Pro which has been on many travels across the country. I use it for streaming, creating video, storing images from the cameras, and more. Since Mavericks was installed, the computer has been a little sluggish. My friends at OWC have noticed my pain, so they sent me a package including SSD drive, memory upgrade, along with the Data Doubler drive and external enclosures to put my old hard drive and DVD player. This is a multi-part video showing you how I upgraded the machine. If you have an older Macbook, you can do the same thing. Get OWC 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD 2.5″ Serial-ATA 9.5mm Solid State Drive Get the 16.0GB OWC Memory Upgrade Kit Speed Increase I ran a reboot test before and after the SSD and memory was installed. It was shocking how...

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Game Sale Alert: GOG.com’s 2014 Summer Sale

Hot on the heels of E3, GOG.com have started their own summer sale across their library of PC games both old and recent. Best of all, these games are DRM-free, meaning that you can put them on as many computers as you want. To give you an idea, the majority of their catalogue has been discounted by at least 50% and some games have been discounted by as much as 90%. Long story short, there are some great deals to be had right now. There will be some flash deals which will come and go pretty quickly, so if you see a game you like at a good price, then jump on it. Personally, I am going to make sure that I buy Unreal Tournament (Game of The Year Edition). I am really into first-person shooters at the moment.  Since the new unreal tournament is being developed, I...

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Sony’s E3 2014 Game Announcements

Sony held their E3 press conference to show off some of the games that are releasing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4. Some are new games, some are new iterations of existing games and some are exclusives. Without further ado, here is a comprehensive list of all the Games that Sony announced at E3 along with release dates. Destiny -available September 9th for PlayStation 4(PS4) with an alpha available Thursday and a beta available 17th July White PlayStation 4 with Destiny on 9th September Entwined – Available right now for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita The Order 1886 – available 20th Februrary 2015 only on PS4 Bloodborne – Only for PS4 LittleBigPlanet 3 – November 2014 for PS4 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – only on PS4 Ratchet and Clank – available first half of 2015 on PS4 inFAMOUS: First Light – coming to PS4 in...

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Nintendo’s E3 2014 List of Announced Games

Rather than doing an E3 press conference in a big hall or cinema, Nintendo opted to do an edited video that they would stream live called “Play Nintendo – Nintendo E3 Digital Event . During this announcement they announced a whole slew of various games. Without further ado, here is an extensive list of the titles that they announced. Super Smash Bros. (coming to Wii U and 3DS in November 2014) Amiibo The Legend of Zelda (coming to Wii U in 2015) Yoshi’s Woolly World (coming to Wii U in 2015) Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (coming to Wii U in the holiday season of 2014) The Legend of Zelda (coming to Wii U in 2015) Bayonetta 2 (coming to Wii U in October 2014) Hyrule Warriors (coming to Wii U 26th September 26th 2014) Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (coming to Wii U in 2015) Xenoblade Chronicles (coming...

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XBox One Controllers Now Work on The PC

If you have an XBox One, then there is some really good news for you. As of today, Microsoft has officially released their own drivers/software for the XBox One controller. You will be able to download and install the drivers, connecting your XBox One controller to the PC and just like that you will be able to play your favourite PC games with the XBox One controller. At this time, we’ve not been able to confirm if any other third party XBox One controllers (like the Mad Catz Killer Instinct FightStick TE2) will also work with these drivers. However, if anyone has been able to test a third party XBox One controller, please leave a comment below. Personally, this is a move that I predicted ever since I first heard that Microsoft were working on the XBox One. I predicted that the controller would be compatible with the...

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Warner Bros Interactive and DC Release Batman: Arkham Knight Footage

We are really close to E3. A lot of the game developers are getting early builds(pre-release versions) of their games ready to show off. As such, the folks at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have officially unveiled the first video of the Batmobile transforming into battle mode in Batman: Arkham Knight. When transformed, the Batmobile has some serious weapons in there including a 60mm cannon(which I presume is cable of causing some serious carnage).   Having seen the video for myself, this car looks like one tough killing machine in Battle Mode.  From what little footage we have to work with, we can see that there is going to be various situations that the weapons could come in handy. For instance, let’s say that you need to take down a lot of bad guys at once then you could do so with the gun. The 60mm...

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Epic Games Releases The First Gameplay Footage For The New Unreal Tournament

The folks at Epic Games have been hard at work and now, they have finally put together a YouTube video. In it, they show off the very first deathmatch in the new version of Unreal Tournament. As you can see it is a very early version of the game. However, it’s enough to give you a glimpse of all the basic mechanics. At the time of publishing, I have just watched it and impressed with how good this looks already.  In the video, we got an early glimpse of the Weapon system in the new game, we also got a look at how moving around works.  Additionally, we saw a very early test map being used with a bunch of greyscale cubes and a greyscale map. Again, this was a really early version of the game that we are looking at here. However, if this is anything to...

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Gaijin Confirms the Release Date for War Thunder on PlayStation 4

The folks at Gaijin Entertainment have confirmed that the PlayStation4 version of War Thunder is going to be available for download on 3rd June 2014 in the USA. Those of you in Europe can get it now. Just like the PC version, the PlayStation 4 version will also be a free-to-play game. On top of that, those of you on the PS4 will also be able to pick up the Ground Forces expansion. This is an expansion pack which adds tanks into the game. In a future addition to the PS4 and PC versions, War Thunder will have cross platform compatibility so that those on PS4 can play online with those on the PC. I have not played War Thunder before. However I have definitely seen enough game play footage and enough screenshots to say that this is a game that looks really exciting. I have always been...

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Free Game Alert: Battlefield 3 Goes Free on PC

Some of you might already know about EA’s “On The House” promotion. This allows you to download full version PC games for free. Now we’re not talking about any rubbish ones, we are talking about some good ones. Previously, they’ve made Dead Space free and they currently have Plants vs Zombies available for free until 16th June 2014(at the time of publishing).  However, the folks at Origin have made Battlefield 3: Standard Edition free. Again, it’s the full version of Battlefield 3 for PC. Battlefield 3 will be On The House until 6th June 2014, so I would highly recommend downloading it for free as soon as you can. I am so excited that they’ve made this game free. I only played the original Battlefield back when it was released. But now I am so glad that this Battlefield 3 is available for free. I am always looking...

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Available Now

Great News! Bethesda announced today that Wolfenstein: The New Order is now available. Wolfenstein is based in Europe 1960 after World War II raged and (in this universe) the Nazis prevailed. Captain BJ. Blazkowicz has to go on a mission against the regime and take out General Wilhelm Strasse (a.k.a. Deathshead). But these are no ordinary Nazis. They are robots and super soldiers ready to take your head off at a moments notice. The game is available on PC, PS3, PS4, XBox One and XBox 360. You can get Wolfenstein: The New Order through Amazon Here are the recommended system requirements: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Intel Core i7 or equivalent AMD 4 GB System RAM 50 GB free hard drive space Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 6850

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I Went to New York with Google Glass. No One Hates Them Here…

You might have heard the hate issues associated with Google Glass. Well I would like to tell you my story of how someone either put me down or caused physical violence – but I can’t. And I went to one of the most populated areas in the world. I thought for sure with my recent trip to New York I would get a hater, an accausting of, or at least a “can you please take those off?” Yet all I got was the same questions people in my city would ask. When I arrived in NYC (and after attending part of a conference I was there for) I stopped into 5 Napkins restaurant. Located at 690 9th street in Hell’s Kitchen, this is one place I highly recommend you have a burger at. I arrived at the restaurant and the first person to notice Glass was the host...

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Epic Confirms a New Unreal Tournament Game (And It Will Be Free)

  Just earlier today, Epic Games (the makers of Infinity Blade, Unreal Tournament and other titles) have announced that they are going to be working on a brand new version of Unreal Tournament(UT).  However, the development process is going to be a lot different than many other games. The way this will work is that they will have a small core team of Unreal Tournament veterans develop the game alongside the Unreal Engine 4 developer community. At this time, there is no release date. However, we do know that the game will be available on PC, Mac and Linux. Additionally, this new iteration of Unreal Tournament is going to be free. Epic Games are not going with the free-to-play model, so there will be no micro-transactions or in-game purchases.  This game is free but you will need to pay a monthly fee of $20 to get access to...

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EA Announces a Live Pre-E3 2014 Broadcast

Ahead of the big E3 Expo (where game developers come to show off their upcoming games), EA have announced that they will be holding an event called “EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview”. During this event, EA will be showing off the upcoming lineup of games for the rest of 2014 and beyond. The event itself will be hosted by EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, USA. You will be able to tune into the live broadcast of the event over at EA’s E3 page. The E3 expo itself will be taking place between June 10th and June 12th.

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Download a Free EA PC Game from Origin’s “On The House”

I know that a lot of you love a freebie, so you are going to like this one! EA have recently started a new promotion on their Origin Store called “On The House”. Essentially, the way this works is that EA make a PC game availalbe for free for a limited time.  At this time, the game that’s currently on offer is Dead Space. As far as I know, there is no catch here. The games in the promotion are not demos or betas. These are the full games. Once you have claimed your game it’s yours to keep. If you have not done so already, then you can create your Origin/EA account, and get your free game. Again, each game will not be free for a long time, so I would recommend jumping on each offer as soon as possible. That said, once claimed it, you can...

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EA Announces the Madden NFL 15 Release Date

Get ready to take to the grid iron! EA has announced that they will be releasing Madden NFL 15 on 29th August. The game will be coming to XBox One, XBox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. You can check out the teaser trailer below.

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Adi’s Weekly Gaming Pick – System Requirements Lab

  After a long time away from the tech world I am back. I took a break so I could clear my head. So for my first article that I wanted to write, I wanted introduce a new thing that I am doing here and that is my weekly gaming pick. This is something in gaming that’s really cool that I recommend checking out. For the first edition, my gaming pick is the System Requirements Lab’s Can You Run It.  This is essentially a website where you can find out if your Windows PC will be able to run the game that you want to buy.  You might need to download some software to make this tool work. However, once you have downloaded said software you just click a button, then it scans to see what hardware you have in your system.They have a whole list of games...

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Omnirax AV and Broadcast Office Furniture – NAB 2014

Podcast (quickcast): EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor some podcasters, working from the living room table works for them. Others want to have an actual room and desk to sit at to run their shows. When I saw Omnirax office furniture I knew this would be perfect for that person who wants more. Omnirax is based out of California but reaches all over the US. They have placed together solutions for radio, studio, conference halls, classrooms, and more. Best part is their solutions can start as little as $500. Get Omnirax furniture Small or large they have a solution for your studio. They even custom build for whatever office you need. The Presto 4 is a top selling model. It houses areas for editors and creators and is designed to be ergonomic. The desk I sat at would fit an office nicely. It contained an area to...

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Livestream Unveils Google Glass App: My Livestream of NAB 2014

This week, Livestream announced their Glass app to stream directly to their services. I talked with Livestream and found that anyone with Glass and a connection to their servers can create video. I had to test it out of course. As I was heading into NAB, I turned on the stream. It was not without issue, though. The process to Livestream from Glass is as follows: Download the software to your Mac or PC Put your Google Glass into Debug mode Plug into the computer and run the Livestream software When complete, unplug Glass and turn debug mode off Go back to the computer and call up to Pair an event It will create a QR code to use Put on Glass and say these commands: OK Glass Livestream Tap to start a new stream Tap to agree Tap one more time Point Glass at the QR code...

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Absolute LoJack Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Rust and Wendy – they were the winners of the 1 year subscription to Absolute LoJack. But you know you can still get in on the deal with the two years of the standard subscription now for the price of one! That is $39 savings for a mobile device and $59 for a laptop! Simply go to absolutelojack.com/challenge for more information on Absolute LoJack products and to redeem this exclusive offer.

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Absolute LoJack Challenge & My Stolen iPhone Story

NOTE: This is a post brought to you by Absolute LoJack. The Contest part is over. All opinions on software are those of Geekazine. Last week I announced a contest and talked about going #DigitallyDark for the Absolute LoJack Challenge. I have actually had this happen to me, which is a far better story than any “recreation” I could make. That is when I started thinking about better protecting my devices, especially since  I need them to do my job. Remember: A Laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. That laptop could have your vacation or kids photos, tax or other business documents, or even a list of all your passcodes for home and work. Worse yet, Consumer Reports states that 1.6 million smart phones were stolen. 100 devices stolen in 60 seconds! Some of them were NOT from cherry pickers (those who grab phones sitting on a table or bar). Some...

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SXSW 2014 in Pictures

This was my SXSW. I had a lot of fun this year meeting new people and creating new interviews. Of course, this was the year of the selfie for me – Since selfies are suppose to be therapeutic. I got a lot of them with some great superstars My Celebrity SXSW Watch It all started at the Roku streaming lounge when I met one of my all-time favorite wrestlers Sgt. Slaughter. He was getting ready to talk about how the WWE was proud to be on Roku, and was gracious to be a part of the photo as I had to run to another interview. While at the Samsung lounge, I was able to get a picture with Dan Harmon (Community). He was singing phallic songs the crew had created. That night, I ran into Ron Pearlman (13 Sins) at an undisclosed location. We met in the bathroom, but I got...

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I’m Taking the Absolute LoJack Challenge

We are at an age where if we lose our connected devices, we feel lost or even violated. Not only is this a gateway to our friends and family through social apps, but it also contains our pictures, documents, lives – all on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Last July I had my iPhone stolen (also known as “Cherry picked”), which put me in a loop. I technically went through this challenge back then unwittingly. I ended up getting a $15 “burner” phone while I was on a 2 day trip, then replaced with an old smartphone to save money. Of course we know that a laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. The price of any iPhone on the black market is a couple hundred bucks – while you spend over $600 to replace it yourself. You might have insurance through renters or home owners insurance, but the...

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