Category: Podcast

Anglr Tracker Records Your Favorite Fishing Spots

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMany fishermen take their hobby very serious. They love to keep track of bait, spots to fish, conditions of the water and surroundings, and much more. Some have notebooks full of data they have to go back to and review every year. Anglr Labs has helped by putting that into a device you attach to your phone. I caught up with Anglr at the Bluetooth Summit at CES 2017 and found out more. About the Anglr Labs Tracker This is a Bluetooth device that sits on your rod and simply collects data. Information like casts and catches are sent to your phone. You can then call up the app and pin spots where the fish bite the most. If you are on a boat, the app also collects GPS data and how fast you were trolling along. Review Your Data on...

Roost Water and Freeze Detector Detects Leaks

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you’ve ever had a leaking or frozen pipe, you know that is not a fun thing to deal with. being able to detect it before the problem gets out of hand is important. That is what Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector strives to do. We talk with David Henry of Roost at CES 2017 to find out more. Roost is a Wifi enabled product that is placed in an area under the pipes where water pooling could occur. If the device detects any type of precipitation, it will alert you via app to the issue. It will also alert you if the area is too cold or too humid so you can take action. Put the Roost Smart Leak detector by the water heater, under a sink or toilet, or wherever you could expect a water event to happen....

VOX NBX150H Amp with NuTube Technology and Starstream Guitar

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn the last year, VOX has been coming out with great amplifiers with their new NuTube technology. Tubes that take up less space and power while adding great functionality to your sound. While at NAMM 2017, I got to check out the newest prototypes of amp head in the NBX150H. Vox NBX150H The NBX150H is a Prototype amp head that can go all the way down to 5 Watts. The head gives you a high gain amplifier that also gives you the sounds you might need. Inside is the NuTube technology – a flat tube that takes up 30% of a standard tube. It gives you the same drive at 2% power. This design came from the Noritake Company who manufactures high-end televisions. Vox acquired the technology to improve the amp. Vox Starstream Guitar The Starstream provides a wide range of guitar sounds...

Tascam Track Factory is an All in One Box System

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are not tech savvy and still need to set up a small recording studio, then Tascam has a solution for you. Track Factory is an all-in-one solution for you to start recording your songs and more. Jeff Laity of Tascam talks more about it. About Tascam Track Factory Track Factory contains an Intel NUC core i5 computer with Windows 10 and their Cakewalk SONAR professional DAW software. The NUC contains 8 GB RAM, 3 GB cache, a 256 GB SSD, USB 3.0 ports for keyboard, mouse, and other devices, Mini Display 1.2 port, Mini HDMI 1.4a port and both Ethernet and Wifi inside. This is a system in a box from @tascampro including computer for $1299 #audiorecording #namm #geekout pic.twitter.com/n77kBfQqDy — geekazine (@geekazine) January 19, 2017 The box is rounded up with Bluetooth 4.2, although it’s probably not best to...

AMD on Thunderbolt 3, Vega, Linux Crimson Drivers

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAMD has some awesome stuff coming up in 2017. I got to talk with Jason Megit of AMD about their use of Thunderbolt 3 in their systems, but we also talked about Linux use and their newest line of video graphics cards in AMD Vega. AMD and Thunderbolt 3 Even though Thunderbolt is an Intel technology, it’s also a standard for all to use. That is why you will see Thunderbolt 3 in AMD laptops as well. After all, everyone needs the 40 GB data transfer, ability to connect dual 4K monitors and even a way to power the laptop. AMD with Linux on Thunderbolt 3 A lot of Linux systems and STEAM game systems also will benefit from the use of Thunderbolt 3. With the use of AMD’s Crimson drivers, you will be able to utilize your machine and the...

Razer Project Valerie Laptop With up to Five 4K screens Using Thunderbolt 3

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt made news at CES 2017, first as the prototype 3-monitor laptop, then as the demo that got taken at the show. Razer is offering a $25,000 reward for information that will capture the culprit. In the meantime, the laptop is still continuing it’s move forward. The Razer Project Valerie is a triple 17 inch monitor laptop that deploys upon command. This allows for a wrap around experience in your gaming. The machine is currently running a Nvidia GTX 1080. Not much other specs are available for Valerie at this time, as this is a prototype. But we do know one additional spec that really sets this laptop above and beyond… Thunderbolt 3 on Razer Project Valerie By adding the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, you can add another dual 4K monitor setup to your home use. This gives you five 4K...

Kensington Thunderbolt 3 USB-C laptop dock, Fingerprint Dongle Unveiled at CES

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSKensington displayed their newest products at CES 2017, including a Thunderbolt 3 docking station, fingerprint reader and new laptop lock station for thinner laptops. Kensington SD5000T Docking with Thunderbolt 3 The new dock will allow for any laptop using Thunderbolt 3 technology to connect to the Internet via Ethernet, connect 2 – USB-A and 2 – USB-C devices, headphones and even an 85w power supply for your laptop including Macbook Pro models. With Thunderbolt 3 technology inside the USB-C, you will be able to run a dual-4k monitor setup without issue. Kensington Fingerprint USB Dongle Another great addition to the Kensington line-up allows for you to add fingerprint functionality to your Windows 10 laptop. The USB-A dongle connects with the protocol already installed in Windows 10 to set up a fingerprint password from a laptop or desktop. With adding a biometric...

LaCie D2, Rugged Mini Drives with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhat is so impressive is how LaCie has one of the most noticeable hard drives our there and they’ve been making it for over 10 years. Now, the Rugged Mini is getting a new upgrade to the fast transfer USB-C Thunderbolt 3. Along with a desktop HD model in the D2, you will be able to transfer files at lightning speed. I talk with Lance Ohara, senior direct product Manager at LaCie/Seagate About the LaCie D2 Hard Drive LaCie D2 is a Hard Drive caddy that can hold up to 10GB drives – with 6 and 8 TB models also available. The D2 also allows for daisy-chaining other USB-C devices, such as other D2 drives. It will not RAID the drive, but if you need more than 10 TB, or just want to plug your Rugged Mini in for transfer,  the...

Dell XPS 13 inch 2-in-1 with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Dell XPS laptop series continues to impress. Dell keeps innovating and learning what the customer wants, then puts out a laptop that can deliver. The XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop they debuted at CES 2017 is no different. About the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop “We made the product a little thinner, a little bit more mobile”, said Randall Heaton, Product manager for XPS notebooks at Dell. “We also changed our ports on the product a little bit”. The XPS 13 inch 2-in-1 convertible has a 7th generation Intel Core i5 (upgrade to i7), Windows 10, 4GB RAM and 128 GB SSD drive (upgrade to 16 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD). The “edge to edge” 13 inch screen is touch enabled and comes with Windows 10. USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Inside The Dell XPS also has 2 USB-C ports – one...

Roli Blocks Makes Modular Music in Multiple Ways ???

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast year Roli came out with a keyboard that disrupted the musical instrument. This year, Roli doesn’t disappoint with Roli Blocks, a modular pad system that allows you to create beats, play loops, or even solo on songs. It’s an easy way to make music on your iOS device. Downloading the Roli App Noise is the first step in this system. The app is free and you can start working the pads right on the screen. Adding the modular pads will bring more functionality, turning the iPhone or iPad into another screen for multi-touch use. You can also connect the pads up to your favorite software for more functionality. At CES Unveiled, they were playing saxophone solos right from the pads. Roli Blocks main pad starts at $179, and additional blocks start at $79. You can get Blocks at your local Apple...

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017 Wrap Up

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS My friends at Ford Automotive brought me to Detroit to check out the Auto show and report on the announcements Ford and other car companies made. The day started pretty quick as we were part of the Ford press conference. We learned they were bringing the Bronco back, along with seeing the new F-150, and what they were doing with Chariot – a ride-sharing system they bought in 2016. I got to walk the expo floor, seeing new cars from many auto companies. VW announced the ID Buzz, which brought back the micro-bus as an electric car. Kia announced the Stinger – their new sports sedan which will be released at the end of 2017.

Toyota Concept I Autonomous Car with Yui is a Thing of Beauty

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToyota showed off a concept car at CES 2017 using the Yui artificial intelligence software. This auto will be tested in Japan in the next year as the innovations will be moved to other Toyota vehicles. The car, which looks like R2D2 and C3P0 had an offspring, is meant to learn to your needs and habits. Ultimately making this a better driving experience.

PicoBrew Homebrew Beer Appliance

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMaking beer like you would coffee? Yes, please. The PicoBrew beer appliance allows you to make your own beer within 5-7 days. Perfect for home brewing enthusiasts. The PicoBrew system uses PicoPak to hold the ingredients for your brew. Simply add the ingredients into the brewer, and then put it into the fermentation keg. Within the week, you’ll have a great beer to enjoy. Picobrew has over 150 partner beers that let you create their favorite brews. The Picobrew starts at $799 and is available now.

Blue Raspberry USB Microphone is Small and Powerful

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are a podcaster or a music maker that wants to record on the go, the Blue Microphones Raspberry USB is a great microphone to have in your bag. It’s small, portable, and looks good if you have it set up in your shot. And it packs some technology you can only get through Blue Microphones. This USB condenser microphone has it all for the on-the-go recorder. The size is not an issue and it comes with it’s own microphone stand which can be placed upright or in low-profile mode. The Raspberry comes with a micro-USB to iOS Lightning cable and a micro-USB to USB cable. You can easily connect it to PC, Mac or iOS devices. Specs of the Blue Raspberry The Raspberry has a range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. That covers a lot of vocal ranges,...

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...

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...

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...

Rosewill SP 7260 Computer Speakers for Movies, Music, Gaming

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are looking for a sub-$100 set of stereo speakers for gaming, movies, or music, the Rosewill SP-7260 speakers will fit the job. These 60 Watt speakers have a range of 60 Hz – 20 kHz to capture a full range of sound. I tested these speakers in multiple capacities – as the replacement speakers at the TV and in the studio for music and podcasting. My results were a decent 4 ohm speaker for your listening needs. One issue I found with the speaker was the “wood case”. Inside I saw press board, over an oak board they had in the graphic. While pressboard does also give a fuller sound over plastic casing, I was a little disappointing over this feature that Rosewill mentioned. Another issue was the 6 foot 4-pin cable used to patch speakers together. While it...

Disneyland Packing: Tech Gear You Can Take With You

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGoing to Disneyland is an experience, so keeping the positive vibe is key. You will be taking lots of photos and video, along with running around the park all day. No placed to charge, no places to really relax for after the hour or more wait, you have a 10 minute ride and it’s off to the next attraction. Having some key tech gear to keep you going really helps. I brought a few items with me to Disneyland that kept me going all day. Here are what I recommend you should have. Tough Tested Rugged Weatherproof Charger With 8000 mAh inside, a fully charged Tough Tested USB charger is a great addition to your gear. It might be a little bulky, but it’s worth it’s weight at 10 AM when you need to charge your phone back up for the...

Rowkin Bit Charge Wireless Headphones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWith the iPhone 7’s loss of headphone jack, you might be looking at wireless headphones for your music or movie listening needs. While I was on travel last week, I checked out the Rowkin Bit Charge. This is a Bluetooth headset that will give you about 2 hours of music and recharge in an hour. I can even use this for phone calls and as a headset microphone. While the latency won’t let you create music in Garageband, it will let you listen to music and watch TV or movies without issue. Pairing the headset is easy and it can pair with multiple items. The headset also has a microphone, so it can be used to answer phone calls, talk to Siri, or even record on Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope and more. I recorded a couple Instagram stories using the headset...

Magix Vegas Pro 14: Comparing with Sony Vegas Pro 13

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn May 2016, Sony sold audio products ACID, SpectralLayers Pro, Audio Master Suite, and Sound Forge. They also sold video products DVD Architect, VEGAS Movie Studio, and VEGAS Pro software. In September, Magix released their updated version of VEGAS Pro 14. Since I use VEGAS on the majority of projects, I updated to the new version. Being a $250 upgrade ($599 purchase outright), I wanted to find out how Magix improved the software. Also Check Out: Vegas Pro 14 vs. Movie Studio Platinum 14 Three Versions of VEGAS Pro 14 64-bit There are three versions of the new software. Pro Edit, Pro, and Pro Suite. Each version supports 4K, 2D and 3D rendering, and capture from SD or HD-SDI devices, multi-track audio and video. VEGAS Pro adds image stabilization (through Mercalli V4), Titler Pro Express (NewBlueFX), and DVD and Blu-Ray disc...

Bell’s Palsy and my First 48 hours: The Important Facts

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI had a life-defining moment this weekend. It affects my lifestyle, it affects my job, it affects everything. I developed a case of Bell’s Palsy. And although statistics are on my side for recovery, it doesn’t always mean I will fully heal or not have a re-lapse down the road. I’m just glad it wasn’t a stroke. Ok. Can you see what the issue is? MRI on the way! #hospital #geekout A photo posted by Jeffrey Powers (@geekazine) on Oct 1, 2016 at 12:48pm PDT The first 24 hours In hind-sight, I guess it all happened around 11 AM on Friday, September 30, 2016. I came home from a couple clubs where I play and work. I had a weird taste in my mouth – described best as when you burn your tongue. I thought it was the sugary soda I...

What is DealDash.com? How to and Tips on this Online Auction

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI spent some time on DealDash.com to try and understand what’s going on. I spent a Sunday working the site to find ways to win. I got my money back with a couple bids, but it definitely took some work. Let’s find out how it works and some tips and tricks I found so you can win. What is DealDash? DealDash is a website where you can bid on items or buy them outright. Here’s the catch – each bid you put down costs money on it’s own. Anywhere from 10-60 cents a bid, which is set by DealDash when you purchase bid packs. Currently it’s at about 12.5 cents per bid. Once you purchase your bid pack, you go into the auction area. You can start to bid on any item that is new and under $5 in the bidding...

How to Facebook Live Through iOS Using Wirecast Go, Teradek Live Solo

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFacebook Live is a great way to run video, but you have no options for a lower 3rd, overlay graphics, watermark or anything else. There are two iOS apps out there that allow you to do that from Wirecast and Teradek. I show you what you have to do to set up the Live from your profile, and then each app. What You Need for iOS Setup The common RTMP url is: rtmp://rtmp-api.facebook.com:80/rtmp/ Set up the RTMP security key, if you streaming from a Facebook Page, go to Publishing Tools (top of page) -> Video Library (left of page) -> “+Live” Button (top of page). If you are trying to stream from your own profile, you will need help with the setup. iag.me set up a button. Get the LINK here. iOS Apps to accomplish extra options like lower 3rds Get Wirecast Go...

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