Category: Podcast

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...

Sampletank 2 for iOS Walkthrough

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday I’m looking at Sampletank 2 – an iOS app that allows you to create grooves and samples for your DJ or acoustic rock shows. With over 1,900 high quality samples, you can create, save and play your works through your iPad or iPhone. Connect up a iRig Keys or iRig Pads for more control. Sampletank can be run in 2 modes – recording (Song) and live. In the live mode, set up your instruments and patterns you plan to play. You can change or mute them upon a touch. You can also adjust pan, volume, EQ, and reverb to get the right sound. Layer mode allows you to assign items to your MIDI controller, then recall by simply hitting a button. In Song mode you can create loops or samples. Create new patterns or choose from the pre-programmed patterns to...

Moto-Z Force Droid with Insta-Share Moto Mods

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s been a while since a phone had a cool addition that one can get behind. The New Moto Z Force Droid has magnetic modular add-ons including a speaker, battery and the item we’re going to look at – the Moto insta-share projector. Next. My thanks to Verizon for supplying me with this device. This is a review model, so I do not keep product. All Opinions are my own. Read about it over at Geekazine.com/review About the Moto-Z There are Two Versions of the phone: Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid. We will be looking at the Force Droid, which is the more powerful of the two. The difference is the internal battery – 2600 mAh vs. 3500 mAh, both with a turbo charge option – and the Rear Camera – 13 MP vs. 21 MP. Get Moto-Z...

Superhero Motorcycles by Marvel and Harley-Davidson

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSMorning Geeks! Episode 17 show notes -Stardate 306367.99 – Happy National Aviation Day – Happy World Humanitarian Day – Happy Birthday to John Stamos, Matthew Perry, President Bill Clinton, and Orville Wright – Batman Adam West Burt Ward return sort of – Hulu snags Marvel Runaways show – Gawker to Close Shop – iPhone rumors and release date – Cancelled Star Wars games – Get the The The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit in a box set – Zendaya is the next Mary Jane Watson – Marvel and Harley-Davidson Team up to make motorcycles – Fan trailer of Obi Wan Kenobi – Super Mario Brothers in a whole new way **New to This Week** – Kubo and the Two Strings – Ben-Hur – Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV – Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The...

HP Pavilion x360 4 in 1 Laptop Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday I look at the Pavilion x360 13 inch 4 in 1 laptop, which you can purchase here. This converts to a laptop, tablet, tent and stand for use in different situations. PRO The Pavillion x360 comes in multiple varieties. This is great because you can get the machine that will fit your need – whether it is a faster processor, more memory or larger hard drive. This one is the 6th generation Core i5 mobile processor with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. PRO The x360 is a laptop, tablet, tent and stand. With touchscreen capabilities, you can use this device your way. PRO Battery Life on the x360 is very good. Up to 8 hours production time and a couple days in standby. CON The tablet and stand mode does keep the keyboard exposed. This means you might...

Large Diaphragm Microphones: Monoprice 600801 vs iRig Mic Studio

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are planning to do some podcasting or music recording, you might be in the market for a USB microphone. Large Diaphragm microphones are great for capturing a full sound of a vocal or instrument. They can also be placed to capture an area rather than right at your mouth. We’re looking at two Large Diaphragm USB microphones – The Monoprice 600801 and the IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio. I am recording straight from these microphones with no post-processing. Levels will be different but you should be able to hear the results each microphone gives. BTW – I did get product from both Monoprice and IK Multimedia but opinions are my own. Monoprice 600801 USB Mic We’ll start with the Monoprice 600801 USB mic. This is a 6-micron sputtered diaphragm with a 22 mm capsule. The microphone records 16-bit 44.1...

Why Does BlackPanther Want to Sue Suicide Squad

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSReddit user BlackPanther has stated he is planning to sue over Suicide Squad. The trailers had scenes of Jared Leto #Joker that were not in the movie. Can he win a lawsuit like this? Checking out Ram Mount Tablet Holder Also trying an audio version of Morning Geeks! iTunes and Google Play links shortly… Morning Geeks! Episode 16 show notes – The Transformers: The Movie 30 Year anniversary – Barry Jenner passes – Nintendo takes down the Power – Burger King and the #Whopperito? – NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration images of #Mars? – Pokémon Sun and Moon – Spider-Man Homecoming – Amazon.com #Prime Airplane – Gotham debuts #?MadHatter? – Why the Rio 2016 pools are green – An Android #Bug found? **New to This Week** – Sausage Party Movie – Pete’s Dragon – Ghost...

What is the Suicide Squad?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSSuicide Squad. comes out this Friday. But what is it? Are we going to expect something similar to Guardians of the Galaxy, or is this something completely in the other direction? Finally, why should we go see one of the most anticipated summer movies? Morning Geeks! Episode 15 show notes – The internal Xbox One S Easter Egg – The Rocketeer reboot? – Mark Hamill is The Joker (The Dark Knight) – is the Bat’leth the dumbest weapon out there? – Nintendo Power is back, kinda – NBC Olympics can be streamed **New to This Week** – Suicide Squad – Nine Lives – Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 on DVD – Supergirl on The CW Season 1 on DVD – Storks Movie trailer

How to Get HBO, Showtime, or Starz Without a Cable Contract

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s a new age for watching TV. Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have been growing while premium TV channels like HBO, Showtime, and Starz sat behind cable contracts. Last year the premium channels started to break free and offered TV and movie content without the cable subscription. You can watch on your Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, XBox One, PC, Mac, and other devices, ultimately saving you more and possibly cutting your cable. Let’s look at some ways you can get these services. **Note: prices and offers can change at any time.** HBO Now through the App In order to subscribe, you need a provider. Companies like Roku, Apple, Google Play, XBox Store and Amazon can act as the provider over your cable company. Once you get the HBO Now app, simply choose which method you want to subscribe. Fill out...

5 Awesome iPhone Features You Should Be Aware of

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Apple iPhone can do a lot more than you think. It has to be accessible and usable for many, so there are features that can help you make your iPhone cater to you. From being able to read the screen to usage throughout the day. There are many cool things you can do with your iPhone – I look at 5 different items that help your usage. Check out my Review of the iPhone 6s 5. Change that Passcode You might be using Fingerprint options for the passcode, but some people need something more secure than 4-6 digits. You can change your iPhone to a alpha-numeric style. Simply go to Settings – Touch ID and Passcode (enter passcode) – Change Passcode (enter your passcode) – then choose Passcode Options to set an alpha-numeric code. 4. Set it to the Night...

The 1 Billionth iPhone

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSChecking out the Arlo Smart Security Camera System Also reviewing the Scottevest Featherweight Morning Geeks! Episode 14 show notes: Stardate -306425.37 – CONTEST – Enter to Win an Exploding Kittens Card Game!  – Happy Birthday Wil Wheaton, Martina McBride, Geddy Lee – Sega Portable Genesis – This person built his own mini- Nintendo – Replacing all your photos with Steve Buscemi – Blizzard’s New Warcraft Statue – Oregon Trail: American Settler Card Game – The Fairy Penguin New to This Week 7-29-2016 – Virus – Jason Bourne – The Huntsmen Winter’s War – Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected World – Jerry Doyle Passes Away – Miss Cleo Passes – Go on, Name Your Kid Pokémon – Apple Inc. Celebrates 1 Billion iPhones – Verizon buys Yahoo. Is the Madness finally over?

HP PageWide 577 dw Printer Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCan printers be sexy? Maybe not. But can Ink Jet printers be fast and very functional? You Bet! Let’s Geek Out at the Pros and Cons of this HP PageWide dw 577 Printer! PRO Keep in mind this is not a Laser Printer. It is an ink jet printer with a lot of technology advances from what you might associate an injet to be. PRO The PageWide disrupts the inkjet space. Other printers use an LED system that would move the printer head across the paper on 2 axis. PageWide does just that – a head that doesn’t move – the paper moves as the heads do a more competent job of laying down the ink. This makes the process faster and less ink smudge. PRO With great strides in HP Ink, the old water-based ink printer will smudge and bleed...

How to Run QSC Touchmix App on Windows

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI am a big fan of the QSC Touchmix. Keep in mind, this device really marks the change in Live sound mixing. Sound professionals would haul in a heavy box consisting of a mixer, compressors, gates and EQs to do what this mixer the size of a laptop can. And it can also multi-channel record with only an SSD drive! I do have one problem with the mixer. While I can use iOS and Android to mix channels, there is no Windows app to do it. With a Windows app, I can use the Keyboard, mouse and other USB ports to control the mixer. Most important, I can set up a macro program to change multiple items. But worry not, because there is a way! An Android Emulator on Windows. Get the Touchmix 16 AMIDuOS After reviewing the versions of emulators...

Star Trek Divergence: This Isn’t Your Father’s Star Trek

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we talk about the Divergence in Star Trek and how the franchise grew from it. We also have images from Comic Con from Amanda Blain, Calvin Lee, and more! I also talk about the HP Pavillion x360, ToughTested USB Charger and the issues I had with copyright when trying to do this Facebook Live Video! Morning Geeks! Episode 13 show notes: – Goodbye Gary Marshall We start on a somber note as we pay tribute to a geek of film, Gary Marshall. This man shaped our viewing habits in so many ways. From Dick Van Dyke Show, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Mork and Mindy, to Pretty Woman, the new Odd Couple, and even the upcoming movie called “Mother’s Day”. There is a bad joke out there saying Scott Baio took him over the line after the announcement that...

First Look with Seth Leitman on the BMW i8

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe BMW i8 is a remarkable sports car. The car is a plug-in hybrid that debuted in 2013 at the NAIAS in Detroit. I was there with Green Living Guy Seth Leithman looking over the car. We geeked out over the design and charge-ability. The prototype only had a fuel efficiency of less than 2.5 L/100 km. But it’s real feature was the aluminum frame with carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). Since then, the BMW i8 has gone through some great upgrades. The 2015 i8 holds a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery for 76 mpg and up to 330 miles total. Of course, you can get there pretty fast, as the i8 goes from 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. The striking exterior is an added feature to it’s EfficientDynamic ventilation technology. The BMW i8 will reduce coefficient of drag to improve overall aerodynamics. At the end...

The Fanaticism that is Pokemon Go

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s all about that Pokemon-Go app, isn’t it? Not really, but we will be talking heavily about how this game has changed the mobile rules. If you think it can’t get better / worse, you are grossly mistaken! Morning Geeks! Episode 12 Show Notes: – Check out C.C. Chapman’s instagrams of Mark Hamill at Star Wars Celebration – Looking at the Monoprice 25 Watt Hybrid Tube Amp: – The smallest Nintendo system – Google updates the mobile search – We get to see Kid Flash for the first time – New Live streaming deals on Facebook and Twitter – Daleks can take over your phone? EXTERMINATE! – A mesmerizing string clock – Battle Simulator app – New Movies in Ghostbusters and Phantom Boy – StarWars Rebels – Preview of A Monster Calls

Verizon Jetpack 6620L MiFi Review Video

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I was on travel the last few months, I got to take the Verizon Jetpack 6620L Mifi with me. It’s a great addition to any Itinerant’s tech gear as it saves your phone in so many ways.While I didn’t travel Internationally, I was in some spots where the signal was weak and was still able to keep in communication. The Verizon Jetpack 6620L is a 4G LTE mobile hotspot that can connect up to 15 devices. The 4,000 mAh battery gives a usage time of around 20 hours with an even better standby time. Two USB plug types so you can plug it in different sockets to keep the battery charged. The 6620L also is small enough so it can be put in a bag for travel. The Jetpack will work on LTE, CDMA, EDGE/GSM, and HSPA, so the Mifi...

Cool Things You Should Have During a Power Outage

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSso your summer is going well, but that big storm hits and you lose power in the house. Sometimes it’s for an hour. Other times it could go all night. But fear not, because there are some simple things you can do to get through a hot, sweltering night and still have some creature comforts of home! Most items can be found at the store: http://geekazine.com/stormready USB chargers I get a lot of these at conventions – seems to be the new swag. The idea is to use these things to charge your phone when it’s down to 10%. Some can get you back to 50%, some can fully charge your phone 2-3 times. I have used many chargers. One in particular is the MyCharge Razor. 6000 mAh will allow you to keep a phone charged, and also turn it into...

The State of Cartoons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we look at the State of Cartoons. Are they different from when we were kids? Morning Geeks! Episode 11 Show Notes – Final Fantasy VII for Android – Sulu comes out of the Closet – Alien 5 – Bitstrips Closes – Riri Williams is the new Iron Man – Microscopic Pac Man – Macro Tetris Supercomputer – Walking Dead Disney – Secret Life of Pets – Ash vs. Evil Dead – Pokemon One – Allegiant on DVD

The Issue of Freebooting: What is it and How Can You Stop It?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we talk about Freebooting. What is it and why is it so important to video content creators? Episode 10 Show Notes: – Netflix Reboot of Lost in Space – Final Fantasy Brave Exvius available in the US – Bryan Cranston reprises role as Zordon – Swimming pools full of Coke – Enterprise to the Smithsonian – Android N is now Nougat. – Legend of Tarzan – Trailer to Star Trek Beyond – Trolls trailer – Calvin and Hobbes comic turned 3D – Drum Flash Mobs – The Purge: Election Year

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