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Gogo Inflight Internet is Improving Your Connections – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:44 — 173.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS While at the International CES show, I got to talk with Steve Nolan of Gogo inflight Internet. We learned about how their planes have the 2nd generation technology which tripled the bandwidth. Gogo is working on their third generation satellite system which will improve the speeds up to 20 times more. “The technology that helps us bring more bandwidth has to do with the type of antenna we use. Its a very low-profile phased array antenna. We actually used two – one for...

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Brio Home Safety Plugs Keep Children Safe – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:27 — 205.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Sticking a knife in a plug socket is a fear every parent has to deal with. Thousands of children go to the hospital for this simple curiosity. This is something Brio wants to end. The Brio Home Safety Smart Outlet Plug is the worlds safest power outlet. It can identify what is being plugged in and stop electricity from entering into a knife, wire, or other non-plug item. Roger from Brio also plugged in a light socket, then put his finger in the...

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Ford Unveils F150 Raptor, Mustang Shelby GT350R, Ford GT

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:16 — 1.3GB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS While at the North American International Auto Show, Ford unveiled a bunch of items. They officially introduced Sync 3.0 – the newest version of their in-car computer system. But it was more about the cars, and Ford didn’t disappoint. First off was the Ford F-150 Raptor. This all-terrain truck with 3.5L EcoBoost V8 delivers 411 horsepower and over 400 ft. of torque. The Raptor is a little wider than the F-150 for stability. The best part is this truck will be built right in...

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SleepPhones is a Headband with Headphones – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:11 — 243.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Sometimes I put in earbuds to fall asleep to. They are uncomfortable and harder to get in a relaxing position. Big headphones are also bulky and hard to work with. That is where SleepPhones comes in. Dubbed “Pajamas for your ears”, SleepPhones are a headband with headphones inside. They don’t go in the ear and they are not big and bulky. You simply put the headband on, turn on the music and sleep. Or run. Or take it on the plane with you....

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How the NFL is Using Microsoft Surface for Games – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:21 — 195.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS You might have seen the lot of tablets on the sidelines. Microsoft Surfaces in not only coaches but also players hands. That is how the teams are reviewing plays – getting away from the printouts. I talked with Beth at CES Unveiled about how Microsoft Surface was being used. They have created a cart system that allows the surface devices to be stored and charged along with kept cool or warm in extreme temperatures. The cases are built to be waterproof and can...

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Top 5 Videos of Geekazine in 2014

Its been a fun ride creating videos this last year. I made some major changes with shows, which really paid off in the end. Geek Smack! got a major overhaul to something more manageable. Here are the top videos you watched: Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Roku Throwdown You guys were very interested in Over the Top Television (OTT) and set top boxes. This video had audio issues but you watched it. I even made another version which corrected the audio issues but you still watched this one. That is the power of Social media! Netflix, Amazon or Hulu –...

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Motrr Galileo Robotic Gimbal with GoPro Mount Review

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:29 — 346.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS When I create content – especially as a one person crew – I’m always looking for ways to make my cameras do more. When I saw the Motrr Galelieo last year I thought this would be a great way to do that. But not living in an iPhone world, it wasn’t a device I could use. Now, Motrr has come out with the GoPro mount to the Galelio. This compliments my video as I can now put the GoPro on a table or...

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HP Stream 11, Stream 360 Cloud Laptop for Under $200

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:21 — 106.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Cloud based laptops seem to be a great hybrid between tablet and computer. HP has come out with a great sub-$200 laptop in the HP Stream 11 – an 11 or 13 inch laptop running Windows software and internal hard drive of only 32 GB. However, with the free 1 TB OneDrive and Office365 (for 1 year), you can run what you need and get things done. HP Stream 11 x360 I got to talk with Bianamarie Carniel about the Stream 11 line...

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Gallery Hotel, Barcelona Spain – Hotel Walkthrough

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:13 — 928.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS It was my first time in Barcelona and I cannot express how memorized I was with the experience. The capitol of Catalonia, this urban area is a mixture of old Roman buildings, designs by Antoni Gaudi and some pretty impressive graffiti. But my focus is on a hotel in the heart of Barcelona – the Gallery Hotel. Going in December means an average high of 55-60 degrees (12-14 Celsius) but a lot of rain. In the week I was there it was only sunny...

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How HP Helped “Share a Coke”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:05 — 327.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS This year, Coca-Cola had a very popular campaign in “Share a Coke”. So who did they get to help print all the names on the sides of the bottles? HP had that honor. I talked with Doris Brown-McNally from HP’s Graphics Solutions Business about the campaign at HP Discover, the new artwork campaign starting and what that could lead to for businesses. The Target of “Share a Coke” Coke did a survey and found the “Tweeners” (between 8-18 years of age) did not...

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HP Elitebook Folio 1020 with Core M Fanless Ultrabook

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:57 — 286.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I have and use an Elitebook. Its a great travel machine to work and even create video and more. Yesterday, HP announced the newest version of Elitebook in the Folio 1020. Using the new Intel Core M processor, this laptop is the thinnest because it is fanless. We joked on the video – as thin as a cookie. There are two versions of the Elitebook Folio 1020 with the additional Folio 1020 Special Edition. The Core M-5Y51 or Core M-5Y71 with max turbo...

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HP Omen Gaming Laptop with Beats Audio

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:06 — 297.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I got to check out the HP Omen gaming laptop while at HP Discover. This is a lightweight laptop with 15 inch screen and Beats Audio inside. This premium gaming laptop comes with a fourth generation Core i7 processor and NVidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics inside. Many great features for gamers include programmable buttons for quick reactions and a back-lit keyboard that is also programmable to different LED colors. Get the HP Omen From Amazon The Omen is also designed with all USB and...