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KOPI Charging Strips, USB Chargers – CES 2012 0

KOPI Charging Strips, USB Chargers – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSamuel from Kopi joined us for the CES TPN Live coverage. Kopi focuses are on live charging with three different products. The flagship product is the K_Bar, which is a power strip with USB plugs. These plugs will determine what type of device is being plugged into the unit, so it can send the maximum charge. The strip also has a kill switch, to make sure no phantom power runs through the device. Kopi also showed off their Kar charger, and the USB battery charger that charges four batteries in parallel. Samuel called it the “Bittorrent of charging”. KOPI also has universal USB charging plugs for those that travel around the world. The K_Bar is priced at $60 (aluminum). The other items are not out just yet. [cessponsor]

BitTorrent Plus: New Services, Streaming Video – #CES 2012 0

BitTorrent Plus: New Services, Streaming Video – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOf course, when you say “BitTorrent”, people get images of hackers and illegal downloaders. But Torrents do have many positives to them. If an item is in public domain – for example – then you would be able to download and consume that content without issue. BitTorrent has been working on bettering their reputation. BitTorrent Plus has been created to give the users a better experience. You can use it to share larger files over the internet in an efficient manner. Their new service is called Share. It’s in Alpha right now, but the app is intended to send non-copyright material to friends and family. Things like family photos, videos, and other items. Along with this new service, they are working on a live streaming protocol to let you send movies and pictures to family on their TVs. That way, Grandma...

GWP 2011-06-15 #189: The LAST Geekazine Weekly Podcast 0

GWP 2011-06-15 #189: The LAST Geekazine Weekly Podcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWell, it’s been a fun run, but it’s time to change up the show schedule. After some thought, I decided to say goodbye to the Geekazine Weekly Podcast (sort of). In two weeks, the show will be re-branded with a new direction. So I ask you – the listener. What do you want to hear on the show? Don’t forget about Geekazine’s small survey. Next week I’ll be out in Detroit for a Ford event. Video from HP Discover is also being uploaded all this week. Finally, Thanks to Engadget and WebOSRoundup for the link love! Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month Sticher: Sign up, download and you could win $100 The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the...

File-Sharing Phishing Scam 0

File-Sharing Phishing Scam

The BBC reports that a phishing scam involving torrents has been uncovered. Their headline implies that it targets Twitter. It doesn’t, not specifically. Twitter seems to have been responsible for revealing it. The way it worked was really quite clever. After “doing some digging” the firm (Twitter) found a network of compromised torrent sites that had been set up with the sole aim of stealing logon information. “It appears that for a number of years, a person has been creating torrent sites that require a login and password as well as creating forums set up for torrent site usage and then selling these purportedly well-crafted sites and forums to other people innocently looking to start a download site of their very own,” said the firm. The sites also contained security exploits allowing the person to steal usernames and passwords. After a while, the malware would phone home with...

The Pirate Bay Verdict, Reprise 0

The Pirate Bay Verdict, Reprise

While listening to a story about the Pirate Bay verdict yesterday evening, I started to wonder where the entertainment industry gets its estimates of “lost revenue due to file sharing.” One of the witnesses for the recording industry testifying in the Pirate Bay case said that file sharing costs the recording industry “billions.” I am certain that the number is inflated. More than that, I would bet two of my computers that there is a knowingly flawed assumption behind it. Why? It is to the entertainment industry’s PR interest to make itself out to be the poor victims here, even as they fly to the trials in their private jets.

Episode 40 7-02-08 1

Episode 40 7-02-08

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It’s the End of the DVD As We Know It (and I Feel Fine) 0

It’s the End of the DVD As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThat’s great, it started with video tapes, movies in the home at 8, Lenny Bruce is still not afraid. I remember when we got our first VCR. It was a Betamax and we had some of the coolest movies. Of course, the Beta went the way of the do do bird. Then it was VHS. Come and almost gone. Now it’s the DVDs turn. Earlier in the year the big question was “Who was going to replace DVD’s: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?” Now we know that answer – but does it matter? Blu-Ray players really haven’t been selling like hotcakes and if you have one, you know that it’s not the fastest thing on the planet. The ultimate irony is that Sony owned Beta and lost to VHS. Now Sony won with Blu-Ray, but will...

Downloading software via Bittorrent – From the Live show 0

Downloading software via Bittorrent – From the Live show

User wanted to know if downloading a piece of software with an unlock key from Bittorrent is safe or recommended. We talked about illegal software, antivirus and what downloading can mean in the long run.