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Amazon Resistance Radio Headquarters

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAmazon Prime Video is a great service for cord cutters because they offer not only movies and TV shows to watch, they also create their own award-winning content. Shows like “The Man in the High Castle” or “American Playboy”. Amazon Prime Video is also creating documentaries like “Long Strange Trip” as well as bringing back favorite shows such as “Twin Peaks”. The Resistance Radio took over the Market & Tap room in Downtown Austin, TX during SXSW Interactive. With it’s own secrets, the Market & Tap room is the perfect place to hold challenges to get into the secret room. 5 different levels for different tasks. When you registered and got your wristband, you could enter and start the challenges – starting with a phone booth task. But don’t worry. The tasks were not difficult to do (e.g. who was the...

Earin M-2 Wireless Earbud Headphones for iPhone, Android

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs we move away from wired headsets, we look for devices that will not only deliver great sound, but also stay in our ears. Last year, Earin came on the scene with a wireless earbud and power capsule to go with your new iPhone 7 or Lenovo Moto Z (both devices without headphone jack). The folks at Earin came on the scene last year with their M-1 earbuds. Bluetooth earbuds with a charging case for up to 9 hours of listening pleasure. This year at CES 2017 Bluetooth Conference, Earin shows off the new M-2 earbuds. These headphones now include a microphone technology so you can take calls, talk to Siri or Android Assistant, or record audio for podcasts or voice messages. The microphone drivers include a proprietary noise removal algorithm technology so you can have a phone conversation in a...

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...

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...

7 Inch $50 Tablet Throwdown: Amazon Fire, RCA Voyager, ProScan 7

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGood tablets are getting more affordable and very useful. Amazon launched the Fire 7 inch tablet in their line of Fire products. While a great tablet, I had to wonder how this stacked up to other $50 7 inch tablets. Therefore I found two tablets you might see during your holiday shopping. The RCA Voyager tablet from Walmart and the ProScan tablet which you can find in many different stores. Keep in mind these are not HD resolution tablets and will show slower results than a Fire HD or iPad Air. Nonetheless, these affordable tablets could become second tablets for some and replace laptops for others. Amazon Fire 7 Inch Tablet The Fire 7 inch has a screen resolution of 1024×600 (also known as WSVGA). The Fire is a Quad-Core ARM Cortex A7 processor at 1.3 GHz, and a Mali-450 GPU....

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A More In-Depth Look at Amazon FireTV

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Lots of great stuff this week as I prepare for NYC and TechCrunch Disrupt. Finishing up the NAB videos this week. Also catching up on some products I had in the wings for a couple months. The studio is getting a spring cleaning so it may look a little different. My office is a mess with boxes and gear I set to the side. I can barely walk through the room anymore! Still waiting on the Aereo vs ABC supreme court ruling. I’ll keep you updated if anything changes. TWIGG was awesome last night but I am having a hard time trying to really understand Google Hangouts. The service took my microphone sound and clipped it. Since I can’t hear my own voice, I had no idea until it posted. I’ll have it fixed by next show. Thanks to all that...

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DPA d:fine Headset Microphones – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI am always looking for a good microphone to create content with. Recently I ditched the big microphone for most of my video content with a headset mic. I might just be switching again as I checked out the DPA Microphones d:fine series. The d:fine headsets have one big advantage over some of the others on the market – the earpiece isn’t a solid piece of metal. In fact, the DPA d:fine has an interesting curly-q design (I was calling a pig tail). The flexible hook allows to go over anybody’s ear comfortably. Get DPA d:fine microphones at Amazon You can get the d:fine series in 4088 directional or 4066 omnidirectional capsules. The boom arm is completely adjustable and removeable from the ear mount and cable. What this does is allows you to easily adjust the boom (even move the boom...

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Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast – the Throwdown II

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast year when the Chromecast came out, I wanted to highlight the pros and cons of the top set top box devices. That included the Apple TV and Roku. What I called the Throwdown. Yesterday, Amazon announced their entry into the streaming box market. Their set top box made a big splash with the community. Faster than the other media boxes, the Fire TV also plans to compete with the gaming market and an additional wireless controller system. Therefore, I had to bring the competitors back for… The Set Top Box Throwdown II Amazon Fire TV If you have an Amazon Prime account and want to use it more, this box is for you. The Fire TV is  the larger of the four – at 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches. Inside the box is a Snapdragon quad-core processor – just like...

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Is an Amazon Drone Even Possible?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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 and help me get free usage. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 284 Tech News:

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HDMI 2.0: What You Need to Know

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Laid back week this week. Finally tested out my Google Glass with the band – the packing tape over the power button seems to be working! We’ll see what happens over the next couple weeks, although its getting colder here (a actually had to pull out a jacket today!) Last nights’ TWIGG was an awesome show – next week we will be bringing on a guest and talk about Glass in healthcare. Day in Tech History’s 1,500th episode went out today. 365 episodes a day since Aug 10, 2009. Also continued to be attacked by brute force attackers. Had to increase security. A new website is in the works for podcasters. Something I have been thinking about since June. It will help bring a little more validity to shows. More info coming soon… Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download...

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Is Yahoo Pulling Out of China?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Last week I was on a one-day contract. I’m back this week with another great show! You might notice a small difference on the video as I decided after 3 years to change up the beard. Let me know what you think! Day in Tech History had a brute force attack over the weekend. It was annoying – the attacker tried 525,000 times before giving up. Hope you all had a great Labor Day – I spent it playing with the band, relaxing and having fun. Now its time to switch gears and get out of Summer mode. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media...

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20 Percent of American Adults Don’t Use the Internet

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I put together a panel for SXSW on podcasting. I need your help in getting it accepted. Please vote here. New TWIGG this week as we talk about cops wearing glass and referees wearing glass. Band played twice on Saturday, which really makes for a fun Sunday. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 271 Tech News: It’s not everyday I go off-tech for a story, but this one disturbs me. Teenagers in Oklahoma killed a person “just for the fun of it”. The result, Christopher Lane was killed in what seemed to be a game. They even quoted: ‘We...

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Android Getting Ready to Overtake iOS as Most Popular App Store

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Thanks for all who downloaded Ep 1 of This Week in Google Glass. I got the repercussion of a popular show on the Internet with a large bill from Amazon. Wow! It’s not going to deter the show, though. Numbers have settled a little. Also completed the 10,000 steps challenge for May. Actually, I hit over 350,000 when it was all said and done. Now this month is about changing some eating habits. No more soda for now. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 265 Tech News: Skype Virus It happened mostly in Latin America – within a few days,...

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Texting and Driving Leading Cause of Teen Automobile Deaths

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Two weeks done on the 10,000 step challenge. Today is going to hit the 80’s so I’m racing to get this episode done and enjoy the warmer weather. Thanks to all who have been watching! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 262 Tech News: Samsung Powers Up Getting ready for 5G speeds with a new tower HTC First Gone Facebook phone on AT&T was nixed Amazon Coin Kindle Fire users getting new ways to purchase apps and more. Google, Microsoft Drives Both increase their free services for more storage 75% Android 3 out of 4 smartphones run Android....

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MP3’s Cannot Be Resold – Is that A Good Thing?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The website has finally calmed down as Geekazine and other websites have been moved to a new server. As of 3 AM the errors stopped. Thanks to all who sent messages letting me know of the downtime. Next week I head to NAB and MMS – Two conferences in the same week! Crazy! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 257 Tech News: Were You Fooled? Some of April Fools Jokes around the web. Amazon Cloud Drive Upgrades Amazon competes with Dropbox with their new File Sync update Facebook Android HTC launching a Facebook phone, but Samsung also may...

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Spotify’s Wants to Add Video Service, HBO-Go Wants to Cut Cable

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS This week I address the PyCon issue and my friend Adria’s stance. Also an update on the GoDaddy issues I had in the last 4 weeks. All SXSW video will be out by end of week. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 256 Tech News: Amazon-CIA CIA works deal with Amazon to build Cloud Infrastructure – Tax free. Saudi Skye Ban Saudi Arabia contemplating a ban on Skype, Viber and WhatsApp because these programs offer encrypted access Don’t Laser Planes Man given 30 months for pointing a laser at pilots in-air NASA Commercial Crowdfund Group raising money to...

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Pure Jongo: Multi-room Music System – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Pure launched a new multi-room music system in Jongo. Pure states it’s the world’s most affordable (and colourful) multi-room music system. Jongo wireless speakers can be put anywhere – shelf, table and more. They can also move where you are. So if you are watching something on Hulu (for example) and have to go in the kitchen to make a sandwich, you can take the video AND sound with you. If you are listening to Pandora and want to sit outside, you just have to take the speaker with you. The S340B speaker will be available soon Pre-Order at Amazon for $229 The stereo speaker (T640B) and the hi-fi adaptor (A140B) will be on-sale in the summer with MSRPs of $329 and $119, respectively. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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PhotoFast: Grab Photos or Video – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThese days everyone has a camera in their pocket at all times. Heck, it is not even just smartphones these days — as annoying as it sometimes seems, there are even people in front of you at events who are holding up iPads and snapping images. PhotoFast has a solution to the problem of saving those precious pictures, but it is only for iOS devices at this point. In fact, PhotoFast has the only officially licensed Apple iOS flash drive on the market at this time. You can then plug the device right into your PC or Mac to grab the images or videos. It goes both ways too — you can also move images and videos from a computer to the iPad or iPhone. In addition, there is a dedicated app, AirPlay support, security and contact backup. Sizes start at...

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Ford Sync Developer Program – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAdding apps for Wall Street Journal, Aha Radio and even Amazon Cloud Player, Ford continues to move forward with their Sync in-car system. About a year and a half ago Ford partnered with our friends at Bug Labs to create a more customized experience. At CES they moved it forward with the Developer program. They encourage programmers to make apps that can help with the drive while keeping the hands on the wheel and the eyes on the road. (www.ford.com) [cessponsor] Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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Carbon Audio Zooka Bluetooth Speakers – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSZooka speakers by Carbon Audio Inc is a bluetooth speaker system for mobile devices. with two 30 mm speaker drivers, a 30 foot bluetooth range and 8 hour rechargable battery, the Zooka is perfect for picnics, playing in the backyard or wherever you don’t have a power source. With the design you can place it on the ground or slide on top of a laptop. Get Zooka Wireless Speakers at Amazon Now! Zooka is available for $99.00 Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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Atari Files Bankruptcy to Save Themselves?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Welcome back after the Winter Hiatus! CES was fun and the North American International Auto Show was short but I still got a lot of great video. The bug decided to wait until I got back which hasn’t put me out but has slowed things down. Nonetheless there is a show to do and four weeks of news to catch up on. So let’s go for it! Thanks for everyone that joined the Podcasters Community. 900 podcasters and growing stronger daily! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 248 Tech News: AT&T Switches to AllTel -AT&T purchases $780 million...

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When Government Gets Breached: the South Carolina Cyber Attack

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Thinking about all my friends in the NY area. The rain is over and snow is not too far behind. It’s almost like the Day after Tomorrow is happening to the East coast. Also, not only did Day in Tech History get nominated for Podcast Awards, Geekazine got nominated for best produced! Voting starts November 1st. Please Fill out the Geek Smack! Survey Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine –  Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 242 Tech News: Sandy Takes out Websites New York based websites Huffpo and Gawker were among many that went silent during Hurricane Sandy Amazon Attacks Apple How the Kindle is a better and cheaper tablet to the mini Scott Forstall Out at Apple...

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iPad Mini Released Plus we Say Goodbye to CeeFax

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Week 2 of late night podcasting due to the roofers. The show must go on, right? Especially when the water comes down into the house. Otherwise a pretty laid back week with watching the Apple press release today. Please Fill out the Geek Smack! Survey Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine –  Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 241 Tech News: The Apple iPad Mini Event More than just an iPad Mini. Amazon Problems Foursquare, Reddit, other services were majorly effected yesterday Rubber Band Patent Invalid Good case of a silly patent taken down. This is the technology that ‘snaps back’ the webpage when you pull down to refresh. AMD FX Update 8 cores, 4GHz base clock for $195...

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Why is Microsoft Ignoring Podcasts?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Thanks to everyone that nominated Day in Tech History on Podcast Awards. Now we sit and wait for the nominations to come out. This week the roof on the house will be worked on so I have to get this show out ASAP. Might have to find an alternate location if it doesn’t get done by next week. Once again I am running a survey on Geekazine. Please Fill out Survey Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine –  Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 240 Tech News:   NBA to Get Better Stats  – SAP will be using the SAP HANA platform to put together statistical analysis of a basketball game. Google Updates Main Google Bar – You can now search...

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Ba-Zynga: Getting Zynga Back on Track

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Podcast Awards are happening now. Please nominate “Day in Tech History” for “Education”. More changes to the Geek Studio – camera mounts and lighting. I have been polling the podcast audience as to what turns them off from podcasts. Because of that, I will be setting up a survey for Geek Smack! 10 question survey asking about the show (and optional information) – Fill out Survey Get 20% off with code “Geekazine” at Zagg Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine –  Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 239 Tech News:   Skype Worm – Don’t download any ZIP files of your profile pic. Microsoft Digits – Hand gesture sensor bracelet creates 3-d models of your hand. Next remote...

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