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Tech History Pre-Cap: World Wide Web, Werewolves, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – December 19-25 0

Tech History Pre-Cap: World Wide Web, Werewolves, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – December 19-25

Every Week, Jeffrey Powers will give you a Pre-cap of what will the Day in Tech History (www.dayintechhistory.com) will be talking about. Of course, the day in tech history is a daily rundown of technology history – 365 days a year. So there is always a new podcast to listen to! This is also a CC – Share Alike, so use this video for your podcasts or video shows! December 19: 1996– Videogame Music Archive is launched (vgmusic.com) December 20: 1951– EBR-1 turbine generator begins flowing atomic power December 21: 1937– Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuts December 22: 1997– ARIN, RIR are incorporated December 23: 2002– Microsoft is ordered to include Java Runtime Environment in Windows. December 24: Russion folklore states that people born on this day become Werewolves December 25: 1990– The first trial run of the World Wide Web takes place.

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: Apple Files IPO, C# Released, SCORE Satellite Launched Dec 12th-18th 0

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: Apple Files IPO, C# Released, SCORE Satellite Launched Dec 12th-18th

Jeffrey Powers will give you a Pre-cap of what will the Day in Tech History (www.dayintechhistory.com) podcast will contain. This is also a CC – Share Alike, so use this video for your podcasts or video shows as filler!

New Twitter Page, iPhone App: First Look, Keyboard Shortcuts 1

New Twitter Page, iPhone App: First Look, Keyboard Shortcuts

Jeffrey Powers looks at the new twitter redesign, the iPhone app, the Keyboard shortcuts and the new #Discover section

Social Media: Where are Your Eggs? 1

Social Media: Where are Your Eggs?

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Same thing goes with social media sites. We look at the “Web” of sites you might want to be on and which ones to choose.

CES Watch: Keynotes Abound, Innovation Award Honorees, Help With TPN CES Coverage! 1

CES Watch: Keynotes Abound, Innovation Award Honorees, Help With TPN CES Coverage!

CES Keynotes from Microsoft, eBay, Ford, Xerox and more. We look at the CES innovation awards from Lytro, Sony, Basis Band and more.

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: December 5th through 11th 0

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: December 5th through 11th

Pre-Cap of what you will hear on the Day in Tech History podcast, over on www.dayintechhistory.com

Geekazine on WISC-TV Talking Cyber Monday Deals 0

Geekazine on WISC-TV Talking Cyber Monday Deals

This morning I was on WISC-TV 3 for News 3 This Morning. I talked about Cyber Monday deals for a 3 minute segment at 6:20 am. Charolette Deleste interviewed me for this segment. We started out talking about the history of Cyber Monday. Simply put – 10 years ago, with a lot of homes not having a good internet connection, and a big bulky computer in the public area – Not to mention the kids running around so you can’t shop for their gifts – most people reverted to Monday at lunch time to do their shopping. However, this year we saw a jump in sales because retailers used the whole weekend to give deals. Add to that, a 14% increase in people using their mobile devices to make purchases this weekend, they had a great Black Friday weekend. So now Cyber Monday is here. Charolette asked which websites...

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: November 28th through December 4th 0

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: November 28th through December 4th

Pre-Cap of what you will hear on the Day in Tech History podcast, over on www.dayintechhistory.com

New Theme to Geekazine.com 0

New Theme to Geekazine.com

Over the weekend, I put up the new look to Geekazine. This included the new logo, which I’ve been mulling over for the last 3 months. I wanted something that would show what Geekazine is about. Now it’s out. NOTE: I had to take this poll out because there seems to be a glitch in the program. Look to the left side on Geekazine.com and you will see the poll question. Thanks to those who’ve answered!   There are still a couple items to add to the new theme. The idea is to “Brighten up” the site. Last iteration was great, but it also started looking like too many band-aids were getting put up. The new connection bar (Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and more) will be up shortly. Take a look, and if you see any issues, please let me know. ITM – let me know if you...

Ford’s New Mustang with Track Apps for Performance Monitoring 0

Ford’s New Mustang with Track Apps for Performance Monitoring

Two weeks ago, I visited Ford in Dearborn, MI for a super-secret unveiling. We were standing out by a building next to the Ford test track – 8:30 pm. Huddled around in the dark, pushed up to the barrier line. Then, a blast of lights came on that pretty much turned night into day. No sooner could our eyes adjust as the lights went off. We heard a rumbling in the background. Then, the lights came on and five cars sped in front of us. Lead in by a 1965 Ford Mustang, we saw the next generation of Mustang. But before we could study the cars, the lights went off and we were shuttled into the building. I had to hold onto that secret until today. But now, after the LA Auto show, we can talk Mustang. The muscle car of Ford has been updated to match the...

Win a Star Wars Lunchbox – #Contest 0

Win a Star Wars Lunchbox – #Contest

I have these cool lunchboxes of Star Wars with sandwich cutters of tie-fighters and millennium falcons. Since I have a few extra, I thought I would give them away to you. How to enter the Star Wars Lunchbox contest Simply add Geekazine and/or Day in Tech History to your Google+ circles. Do it by November 20th and you will be entered. BONUS – If you Retweet this (Yes, I said retweet), you will get another entry into the contest. – I just entered to win the Star Wars Lunchbox on @geekazine – http://wp.me/p8IcR-4H8 #Geekazinebox You have until November 20th, so good luck! For Everyone that joins Geekazine Google+ Circle On November 21st, I will post my “10 Myths to Social Media” to the circle. It’s a $5 video value. In there, I talk about myths like “It’s a job for my marketing department” or “Email Lists are Yesterday’s News”. My favorite...

New My Ford Touch Interface With Free Upgrade For All Ford Vehicles 0

New My Ford Touch Interface With Free Upgrade For All Ford Vehicles

Ford updates their My Ford Touch Software for better ease of use.

OWLE For iPhone 4S Turns Smartphone into Super Powerful Camera 0

OWLE For iPhone 4S Turns Smartphone into Super Powerful Camera

The OWLE Bubo is an attachment to the device so you can add lenses, lights, tripods and microphones to your smartphone

Ubuntu on Mobile Devices – Do We Really Need Another Flavor of Linux? 0

Ubuntu on Mobile Devices – Do We Really Need Another Flavor of Linux?

Ubuntu may be headed to mobile devices and TV’s (aka “Smartscreens”). That means another derivative of Linux will enter the market. Will Ubuntu disrupt the market?

Yay! HP Keeps PC Division, Focusing on Tablet. What does that Mean to Me? 0

Yay! HP Keeps PC Division, Focusing on Tablet. What does that Mean to Me?

HP did the right thing by bringing the PC market off the for sale list. But how is the group going to fair at this point?

Online Video Streaming on the Rise According to Nielsen 0

Online Video Streaming on the Rise According to Nielsen

Nielson’s Q2 2011 report came out showing the continued rise of Online streaming, time-shifted TV (DVR) is rising over conventional viewing of TV.

One for Anonymous – Child Porn Sites Taken Down Through #OpDarknet 0

One for Anonymous – Child Porn Sites Taken Down Through #OpDarknet

The Pastebin website reports that Operation Darknet (#OpDarknet), an anonymous Tor Onion site that seems to be focusing attention on taking down child pornography.

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap for October 24-30th 0

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap for October 24-30th

Pre-Cap of what you will hear on the Day in Tech History podcast, over on www.dayintechhistory.com

I Quit. Here is My Resignation. 8

I Quit. Here is My Resignation.

Last night I wrote “I Quit” on my Social Networks. Today I explain my actions and also the resignation.

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