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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,...

Rogue One Special and My Trip to Hogwarts!

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSA special episode of Morning Geeks! as we look at what got us to this new chapter in the Star Wars movies. It’s new, yet it’s old. Don’t worry. It’s spoiler free because I want to be surprised, too. I also talk about my trip to London, United Kingdom, Stonehenge, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and much more! Morning Geeks! Episode 28 Show Notes: – Alan Tudyk is taking his K-2S0 Role Seriously – Photos from the Premiere last week – Comic of the Week: Amazing Spider-Man Revew Your Vows #2 – Amazon.com sends the first drone delivery – Mario on iOS in Super Mario: Run – Kevin Lee Co Plead steals $1 million for his Game of War profile Special video: Visiting Harry Potter Warner Bros Studios **New to This Week** – Rogue One: A Star...

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...

Geeky Gift Suggestions for Holiday Shopping

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSThe Holiday season is upon us. With a great thanksgiving holiday next week, it’ll be the mad dash of Black Friday. Since Morning Geeks! is taking a couple weeks off, I came up with some geeky ideas for that geeky loved one of yours. Got some great winter wear from Mission Checking out the Wildly Spectacular Sports Science Book Thanks to the new Patreons Morning Geeks! Episode 27 Show Notes – Carrie Fisher’s love affair – The New Mythbusters – Where are Tori, Grant and Kari? – Dark Justice League trailer – Play Zelda in an Escape Room – Thanos #1  – Snapchat Specticals – Final Fantasy XV  – Disney’s Starbright Holidays – Margot Robbie Geeky Gift Ideas – Clue Star Wars  – Pancake 3D Printer  – Umbra Floating Bookshelf – Echo Dot – LED Shoe Lights...

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...

All Marvel and DC Movies Scheduled Until 2020

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSThere are a lot of superhero movies coming out in the next 4 years. From the continuing Avengers, to the Justice League, sequels of hit movies like Deadpool, to even the Stan Lee Biopic! We look at the schedule to see what’s coming and when. I take a look at the Singlecue Gen 2: I got some more Patreons. You can be one too! Morning Geeks! Episode 26 Show Notes – How is Walking Dead going to end? – Pacific Rim 2 in production – George Takai’s Take – Star Wars Catalyst Novel – Michael Keaton takes the Vulture – NES Classic ALERT  – Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection – Fantastic Beasts 2 – Big Bang Theory Spin-off? **New to This Week** – Arrival – The Love Witch – The Paranormal Action Squad – Underworld: Blood Wars –...

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...

Problems with Deadpool 2: Who Should Be the New Director?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSDaredevil 2 is in peril. Tim Miller left after differences with him and Ryan Renolds. But this might be the thing that can kick it into high gear. This week I talk about what happened, and throw out a few Directors that could possible replace Miller for a better sequel. Congrats to the Cubbies. Now they will have to wait until 2124 for the next championship. It’s Daylight savings time I look at the Google Pixel: My first two Patreons! Roger Nash and Michael Mitsuda Patreon.com/Geekazine Morning Geeks! Episode 24 Show Notes – James Cameron talks Avatar 2, 3, 4 – The Pivot episode of WestWorld – The Rock as Pinkachu? – PS4 Pro – NOW Avengers #1.1  – New Wonder Woman Trailer – Call of Duty Infinate War – A big straw Godzilla – Season 2 of...

Did the Walking Dead Go Too Far? Was it Too Violent?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSThe season premiere of Walking Dead brought a violent episode. More violent than any Game of Thrones, Dexter and most movies. Now the Parent’s Television Council has deemed it the most graphically violent show they’ve seen on TV. How will that shape the future of Walking Dead? Did this episode bring more viewers, or shy away fans? New items include New Glasses! New Computer Keyboard: Blue Microphones Raspberry: TC Helicon VoiceLive 3: My Patreon page suffered some down time this week. It’s back up. I’ll tell you what happened. But feel free to join the Sconnie Geek Nation here: https://Patreon.com/geekazine Morning Geeks! Episode 24 Show Notes – Geeky Halloween Costumes – Richard Sherman as Harry Potter – Wearable Tech Watches on Decline – Otto the self Driving Beer Truck – Nintendo Switch – Comic Book of the...

Taking the Gillette Sensor 3 Challenge by Shaving my Head

Gillette asked me to try out the Sensor 3 disposable razor They wanted to show me how this 3 blade disposable is better than a 2 blade razor. With the proglide strip, I can do a dry shave without nicks, cuts or razor rash. The Sensor 3 is great for travel. I like to keep a small grooming kit in my car just in case, and it will contain the Sensor 3. The best part about the razor is the cleaning ability. With a few swipes in the glass of water, I was able to clean the blades so I can continue on shaving. During this shave I covered my face and head. Since the video was created, I used this razor for another 2 weeks. That is shaving both face (6 times a week) and head (3 times a week). Get the Gillette Sensor 3 and try...

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...

HPE Tech Day Live Stream: The Future of IT Infrastructure 10-11-2016

Geekazine will be streaming LIVE at the HPE Tech Day in Anaheim, CA. The topic: Future of IT Infrastructure. All Times PST 9 AM: Building Up a Hyperconverged Stack – From Infrastructure to Management to Cloud – Said Syed 11 AM: Economics of All-Flash in the Data Center (3PAR) – Phill Gilbert 12:45 PM: Composable Data Fabric for Hyper Converged & Composable Infrastructure – Patrick Osborne,Wayland Jeong 1:45 PM: How Can My Data Center be as Efficient as a Cloud Giant – Gary Thome, Paul Durzan 3:30 PM: Where HPE is Taking Software-defined & Cloud – Ric Lewis 4:30 PM: A Snapshot Into the Future on where the Data Center is Heading – Paul Durzan

Cadaver Dans at Disney California Adventure Hotel

This week I’m at Disneyland for a conference. It’s also the beginning of Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween. So a lot of cool images and video might be coming through the channel. Including this one. The Barbershop sounds of the Cadaver Dans.

Panasonic Transmits Data by Touch

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSTrying the dual live stream today on Facebook and YouTube! For the most part it was successful, with a small audio glitch at the beginning. Glitch only happened for a few seconds, so I left it in the video part. Audio was cut. Panasonic created a device that can turn your body into a data transmission device. You can then send information to others, or to devices with a touch. We’ll look more at this. I also talk about week one of Bell’s Palsy – watch the First 48 Hours of Bell’s Palsy video I posted. Finally, the show will be off the next couple weeks as I am on travel. I show off the HP EliteBook x2: Morning Geeks! Episode 23 Show Notes – Hurricane Matthew – Stay safe out there! – New York Comic Con...

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...

Wonder Woman is Bi-Sexual?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSThis week we’ll discuss Wonder Woman and her sexuality. For some reason, they need to identify her as bi-sexual. What does it really matter? The show started a little late today because of a Windows Update. Not happy with how Microsoft is handling updates nowadays. I was in Vegas for a conference. Check out some of the geeky pictures on the show. Checking out Rosewill Gaming Speakers: Checking out Deadpool – Drawing the Merc with a Mouth Morning Geeks Episode 22 Show Notes – Black Moon tonight – SCOTTeVEST OTG – Last Pokémon Master Book – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director revealed? (No spoilers) – Hulu goes Postal – Margo Robbie host’s SNL – Adventure Time cancelled – A Commodore USA 64C still running – Samsung US Washing machines Blow Up **New to This Week** – Miss Peregrine’s...

Who’s Ready for a 5G World?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSI’m ready for a 5G World. Better connection and more bandwidth. But when will it happen? I’ll go over what we know about 5G and when it might get implemented Checking out the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740: Checking out the Kodo II UAV: Winner of the Book and new contest HP Roar Enter for free here: or Become a Patreon for instant Entry: Episode 21 Show Notes – Brangelina, or Joane – National Comic Book Day – Jumanji (2017) – Real TRANSFORMERS from Letrons – GNOME 3.22 – Power Rangers Movie News including Bill Hader – Yahoo News Email Breech – Joss Whedon video – Note 7 is back – LEGO UAV **New to This Week** – The Magnificent Seven – Beauty and the Beast (France) – Storks Movie – Chicken People – Warcraft on DVD

Reviewing the Geek Fall TV Lineup

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSThe fall lineup is here. Next week the new “Freshman” shows will be making their way to network TV. Some of them Geeky, some of them not. Looking at the Sense Peanut thermometer: Looking at the Rowkin wireless earbuds Geekazine Patreon and First Giveaway of Jungle – a Photicular Book! Episode 20 Show Notes – I address Last week’s show about “EmDrive” – Ghost Rider Coming to Agents of SHIELD? – Bioshock: The Collection Remastered Bundle – Stan Lee is Getting His Own Movie – Star Trek Discovery Delay – No iPhone 7 Plus for You **New to This Week** – Snowden – Blair Witch Remake – Operation Avalanche – Silicon Cowboys – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

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