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Fitbug Orb – Activity Monitor: Track Your Steps, Sleep Patterns

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:02 — 90.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS For the last couple weeks I have been wearing a Fitbug Orb – a device that tracks my steps and sleep patterns. I know a little more and have changed my activities for a more healthy lifestyle. We all know that 20 minutes of heart-raising activity, three times a week will make us healthier. We also know that 6-8 hours of good REM sleep will relieve stress and heart health. But do we know if we’re achieving those goals? A device such as...

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Is an Amazon Drone Even Possible?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:39 — 32.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Today’s the day I get my Google Nexus 5. I also got the new iPad Air from Black Friday, which I went over on iPad365. Had some small audio issues with This Week in Google Glass, but otherwise the show went really well — talking about the Seattle restaurant that banned glass. Our TPN crowdfund is still happening and really needs your help — get a T-shirt! Bought a FreedomPop Mifi puck last night on Cyber Monday deal. You can find out more...

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Black Friday From Underwear? Better Than Doing it on Thursday!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:12 — 18.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The first snow of the season hit Madison Monday. I actually had to break the shovel out – and Google Glass. Since the update to Google Hangouts, I thought I would try TWIGG as a hangout so you can watch live. Man – the problems I had with that… I am now a Helpouts mentor – Get help with Podcasting and Wirecast. Finally, want to take a moment to shout out to my Aunt Pat and Uncle Ed who both passed away in...

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Manga Studio EX5, Wacom Intuos Manga Tablet: Computer to Graphics Station

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:33 — 105.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I was asked to check out the new version of Manga Studio EX5, but I couldn’t do much with only a mouse. Therefore, I got a Intuos Manga pen-tablet to work with it. The one-two punch helped me create some fun anime and other graphics. Manga Studio EX5 Get the Manga Studio EX 5 at Amazon I wish I had this computer drawing software back when I was drawing my comic “Cybeeks”. Manga Studio EX5 is a great way to create graphic novels, storyboards,...

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The Changing YouTube – Trolls Beware!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:52 — 34.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I am officially a Google Helpouts mentor. You can ask me questions not only about Podcasting, but also help with Wirecast. Last night’s TWIGG was awesome collection of news. We talked about XE11, surgeons on Glass and more. I have officially moved TWIGG to its own YouTube channel – you can now find at youtube.com/thisweekinglass . Was in Tucson last week for Techonomy13. Awesome sessions from many people. Tony Hsiesh was the most prolific, as he talked about moving the company into Vegas and...

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2014 Ford Mustang First Drive

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:38 — 170.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS While I was in Tucson, AZ I got to drive the 2014 Ford Mustang V6. I was joined by Todd Cochrane where we both got to drive the car and give our points of view. The Mustang V6 is a 3.5 liter, 2 door coupe. While this is the introductory model Mustang, there are still 305 horses under the hood. Put the pedal to the floor and you can see how you can pass the slow cars easily. The 2014 Mustang V6 has an...

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The Satellite Has Changed: Interview with Peter Platzer – NanoSatisfi

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:05 — 160.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS If I was to ask you to draw a picture of a satellite, would you draw a big bulky device with solar wings? If I was to ask you how much a satellite costs, would you say billions of dollars? Now let me tell you that is all about to change… I got the opportunity to talk with Peter Platzer of NanoSatisfi.com. They are making satellites a little larger than the size of a Rubik cube. Hundreds of these satellites get launched into...

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Podcast Microphones: Audio Technica ATR2100 vs. ATR2500

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:13 — 159.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The coolest thing about microphone technology is for under $100 you can get a decent microphone for video recording, podcasting or music. A lot of podcasters have been using the Audio-Technica ATR2100, which I reviewed here. But I just got the ATR2500 model and I am truely impressed with the sound it gives. Therefore, this video is a comparison of these two microphones. Audio-Technica ATR2100 This is a handheld dynamic microphone. The mic is meant to be used by musicians, comedians or anyone...

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Geekazine 6th Anniversary Episode: FAA Changes Rules: Keep Your Device On

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:11 — 35.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Six years ago, I started a website called Geekazine. It’s six years later and I am still going! Spoke at UW Platteville on Google Glass. Was an awesome time learning about the entrepreneur program there. Last nights TWIGG was phenomenal with Chris Pick and seeing Glass v.2. We tried to figure out the differences, but they must all be inside. iPad365 was nominated for a PodcastAward. Please go vote for the show! Did you see the Habitat for Humanity Ford F150 video? Speaking of...

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Habitat for Humanity with Ford F150

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:22 — 357.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I got to drive some Ford F-150 trucks across Detroit and do it for a cause. Habitat for Humanity builds and repairs houses for those who need a place to live. Being in Detroit, there are a lot of run down areas. We got to visit a couple of them while we were there. Boarded up windows, broken concrete and grass that hasn’t been mowed for a while. I was joined by Judie of Gear Diary as we took our Ford F-150 Lariat across...

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iStopMotion by Boinx – Create Stop Motion Videos

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:51 — 79.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Stop motion is an art that some excel in. Claymation and LEGO motion are both types of Stop motion video. Movies like Wallace and Grommet and Chicken Run use this technique. Now you can, too! A couple weeks ago, Boinx software sent me the iStopMotion software to play with on my Mac and iPad. I am not a stop motion expert by any means, but this software made is easy to create my own videos and animated GIFs. Advantages of iStopMotion The ghost...

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Hey! A New iPad Air! Apple Event Brings Mavericks, Mac Pro

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:03 — 28.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I got my 5th pair of Google Glass last week, but they didn’t come from San Francisco. I talk about it all on TWIGG as Luke shows off the Texas state fair. Got a Fitbug Orb in the mail, so I’ll be testing out my health for the next couple weeks. Crowdfund has taken a lot of free time – iPad365 has been on hiatus until now (because I probably should talk about the new iPad, right?) I’ll be speaking next week on Google...