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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

First Look at Wirecast 7 from Telestream

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTelestream released version 7 of their popular video software switcher Wirecast today. Along with a new logo, they redesigned some of the basic features to streamline the product. They also improved the software so it will work better on a PC or Mac. I take you though a first look at the new version. What is Wirecast? Wirecast is a video software switcher and layer system. With this software, you can set up scenes to record or stream to your favorite platform (e.g. Facebook or YouTube, Livestream, UStream, etc). You can layer a video with graphics, photos, other videos or one-on-one conversations via Skype or Google Hangouts. There are two versions. Wirecast and Wirecast Pro. The software starts at $495 and you can get Wirecast Here. Changing of the Source Settings   The biggest change is how you set up scenes....

HPE Discover 2016 Blogger Coffee Talks – 4K 360 Video

This year at HPE Discover, I decided to put my Kodak PixPro SP360 to some major use. The task was to record the Blogger Coffee talks at the event. Each one is filled with lots of great content and I wanted to not only capture the speakers, but also the people asking the questions. Architect of future IT infrastructure with vish, Gary, Milan, Gary & Patrick #hpediscover #geekout #coffeetalk A photo posted by Jeffrey Powers (@geekazine) on Jun 8, 2016 at 3:40pm PDT Paul Muller on Digital Disruption VP of HPE Strategic Marketing Paul Muller has a style all his own. He disrupts corporate look and feel. So he works very well in Strategic Marketing and Disruption. He answered bloggers questions and how HPE is looking at “how to build a better mouse trap”. After all, HPE is focusing on “The Machine“, which is expected out next year....

Canon Unreal Bowling Makes the Game New Again

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI remember biking to my local bowling alley for 10 frames of fun and frustration. I was even on a league where I couldn’t figure out how to break 200. Nowadays, bowling is a sport that is losing interest as alleys are closing down. But can something like Unreal Bowling bring the excitement back? While at Infocomm 2016, I got to check out the “Unreal Bowling” by Canon and Crunchy Logistics. Using sensors and their Canon REALiS Projectors, they were able to give the lanes an interactive upgrade. Flip through the menus to choose what you want to do on the lane. You can attack Pumpkins, run the ball across a piano, see Fireworks and much more. This can even turn one game into many to bring excitement to the weekend-bowler. This is not a cheap investment as a simple lane...

Remove the iPhone Headphone Jack Already!

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we focus on the iPhone Headphone Jack. Here is why this technology really doesn’t matter anymore. Using the Monoprice 600801 USB Microphone which I got in for review. Morning Geeks! Episode 9 Show Notes – Goodbye to Anton Yelchin and shame to Jeep. Get your car checked for recalls! – Rogue One Details on the cast – Justice League movie synopsis and villian – New Transformer: Squeek – Super Awesome Nerf Gun – MISSED: Wah Shoe – Mark Zuckerberg Tapes His Webcam – Burger King’s Mac and Cheetos – Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters – Westworld on HBO – Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children – Seinfeld Doom Level – Kung Fu Panda 3 on DVD Tuesday

What is HPE Labs “The Machine” at HPE Discover

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf someone was to ask you to draw a computer, you would probably draw an opaque box with a monitor, keyboard and mouse. In the last few years, the vision changed ever so slightly with some possibly drawing a laptop or tablet. But a computer is so much more and it’s starting to lose it’s physical body. Just like with the “Star Trek” theme we saw all that week at HPE Discover. I got to talk with Martina Trucco about what Hewlett Packard Enterprise Labs (HPE) saw as “The Machine”. They created an interactive sculpture where you could go inside and see the interactions from the items we use everyday (and might not even know it). From the cell phone in our pockets, to the towers that replicate and push out those signals, and finally, the destination of your communications –...

Send Naked Selfies for Your Next Loan?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWould you send a naked selfie to get your next loan? It’s a thing in China and some people are getting caught up in it. Also talk about Orlando, my trip to Las Vegas, LG Urbane, and the hot coffee that came from the fridge. Morning Geeks! Episode 8 Show Notes: – E3 Gaming news from Microsoft, Playstation – WWDC and news of iOS 10 – Weird Al’s upcoming box set – Finding Dory – The CGI Carl’s Jr. Burger – Star Trek: Bridge Crew – Pete’s Dragon first look – Superman comes to Supergirl – Superman is the best equipped superhero

The State of Adult-Themed Superhero Movies

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week: Deadpool showed us we can have a successful adult themed hero movie. I explore how we can expand that idea. Morning Geeks! Ep. 7: – Real Life Half-Life City Scanner Drone – 4 Year Old Knocks over LEGO Sculpture – ASUS GX800 Water Cooled Laptop – Robert Kirkman calls out HBO and Game of Thrones – Can the Blind See Like Neo or Daredevil? – This Taiwanese has long Toes. No, Really! – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Simon Kinberg on the State of Fantastic Four – Transformers: Earth Wars – Zootopia DVD release – The Martian Blu Ray Release Also check out my trip to San Francisco and the Musee Mechanique!

360 Video Driving over Golden Gate Bridge in San Francsico, California

Last week Jennifer and I took a trip to San Francisco for a wedding / pseudo holiday. It was also Jennifer’s first time in San Fran, so we spent the week checking out the sites and being more touristy than I ever though I could be.  Didn’t mean I couldn’t be geeky, too. The first 4 days we were in Sonoma Valley and Petaluma, CA. We toured the Kunde Winery, had oysters along the Pacific Coast Highway, and did a lot of driving on roads that were narrow and curvy. What a great way to spend Memorial Day weekend! Our car was a Fiat 500x for the week we got from Enterprise rental. We got a weekly deal at $165, which was great for being a holiday weekend. The 2015 Fiat was fun to drive and the 180 horsepower engine could handle the hilly and winding roads of...

Konami Replaces a Gamer’s Arm

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week: A gamer looses his arm to a rail accident. Konami comes back with the best response – by making you a new arm. Episode 6 show notes: – Atari working on Centipede, Missle Command movies – When you die at the job you love – Own Count Dracula Castle – Kevin the Cat who is Always Surprised – Angry Birds – Red Nose Day – Fall Preview Trailers from CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and CW – Transformers Teaser – Google I/O announcements – Big Ben gets LEGO – Ford’s Co2-based seat padding

Netgear Nighthawk X4S Wireless Router Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS200 GB for Netflix. That is the data usage estimate for those who watch 13 hours of TV per week in HD. If you have Ultra HD (4k), that number will more than double. Add to that Internet security cameras, IoT devices like lights and thermostats and you have to not only worry about how much bandwidth you have, but if your home router can handle that information. The Netgear Nighthawk X4S is a wireless router that can keep up with the ever growing mobile devices in your house. Gaming and Video are the two big reasons to get this device. Pair two together and you can have full coverage of almost any home. Let’s start with the specs, then go over all the pros and cons. The Nighthawk X4S Router is a Dual Band Quad Stream Gigabit router. Using MU-MIMO...

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSamsung makes solid phones – period. That definitely goes for the Galaxy S7. Whether the S7 or the S7 Edge, you can’t go wrong with a Samsung Android – especially if you are going to use it for your VR experience. The folks at Verizon have given me this device to play with. I took it to Vegas with me for a major conference, so let’s start with the specs, then get into the pros and cons. Keep in mind the S7 and the S7 edge are almost exactly the same phone. The big difference is the bevelled edge that can also give you a display ticker on the side. I am personally not a fan of the Edge phone, so the S7 is perfect for my needs. The phone is a 5.1 inch display screen at at resolution of 2560×1440...

Case Logic Kontrast DSLR Camera Case Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I travel with my camera gear, I look for a backpack that can hold everything I need for the plane, then have easy access when it comes to shooting. In my production, I don’t use DSLRs – I have prosumer cameras. Therefore, I need a slightly different organization over what a camera person would. The Kontrast Pro by Case Logic is a simple backpack that can hold all camera gear, a laptop and tablet easily. The nylon case with plastic base allows the case to never fold in on itself. Inside is a velcro compartment area that you can change to your needs. Perfect for a camera and around 9 different lenses. Overall, the size is 12.2 inches wide by 9.4 inches deep by 18.5 inches high. It will easily pass as a carry-on and even fit easily in some...

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