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Google TV Powered by Sony Bravia – #CES 2012

Google TV Powered by Sony Bravia – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSony introduced a new generation of Google TV at CES 2012. Sony will bring out three products with the new GoogleTV. They include an integrated television (Series BX, EX and HX) – set top box, a Blu-Ray with GoogleTV support ( NSZ-GP9), and a stand alone set top box (NSZ-GS7). GoogleTV runs Android 3.2 with Android Market well-integrated and is full HD capable. The “QWERTY remote” for these items contains a keyboard on the flip side, so you can flip it over to type. By using Sony apps Media Remote and TrackID for Android and iOS mobile devices. you can connect via Android devices. The TV’s have a release date of Q2-2012. Check out the full Sony CES Fact Sheet Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central

Why Blockbuster doesn’t Get It. Get on Roku, Boxee, iPad, Kiosks!

Why Blockbuster doesn’t Get It. Get on Roku, Boxee, iPad, Kiosks!

Yesterday I read that More Blockbuster stores are closing. Blockbuster is falling – with a losing 2010 and not a very great first half of 2011. Yet Netflix and Redbox seem to be doing pretty well. I don’t get it – Doesn’t Blockbuster see the writings on the wall? More important, why are they not on a platforms that work, like Roku or Boxee? I remember when Blockbuster gobbled up local retailer Doorstep Video (they actually delivered movies like pizza), then Video Station. A little company from Texas really put the screws to local video retailers. If you wanted a video, pull that Blockbuster card out of your back pocket. But the movie environment changed. I also remember 2002, I had a Netflix membership for 6 months. Their disk system was horrible – when I did get a new DVD, 2/3 of the time the disk skipped or...

Actiontec Introduces Wireless HDMI

Actiontec Introduces Wireless HDMI

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAnother set of wire standards, another set of wires to be run in the house. Or do you? Actiontec was at CES showing off a new way to send your HDMI 1 signals to your LED TV. Best part is it’s done wirelessly. The company makes a series of routers and Ethernet over Power line technology. Now they have My Wireless TV – a device that can transmit HDMI signal – Even a 3D image – through the air. The transmitters – receivers run on a standard 802.11 wireless signal. They are fully compliant with 1080 / 60 fps televisions. You can have the devices up to 150 feet apart from each other, which means the Blu-Ray can be on the other side of the room and still get a good connection. The product boasts no latency. Therefore you should be...

Skype Partners with Verizon, Acquires Qik

Skype Partners with Verizon, Acquires Qik

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRick Osterlash from Skype joins Todd for the TPN Live CES coverage.  They talk about the new iPhone 2 way calling application. They also announced two items. First of all, they announced their partnership with Verizon. Second, they announced the acquisition of Qik – a video sharing company. Skype launched extended partnerships with TV companies (Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, etc) and certain Blu-Ray devices. They also announced group video calling. Rick also throws out some great numbers. 25% of all long distance calling is through Skype. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

Cavium Networks – HD Wireless

Cavium Networks – HD Wireless

How would you like to pump data from one source to multiple receivers? How would you like to do it and receive zero latency from it? How would you like to see this from a wireless perspective? Andy McCaskey talked with the folks at Cavium Networks to discuss their technology for wireless HD viewing and multi-casting – ultimately eliminating the wires to go from your Blu-ray to your HDTV. Most importantly: Do all this with zero latency and high quality picture. Save 10% on your Godaddy.com order using Promo Code "Pod125" VisitRawvoiceoffers.com and use the Promo code "Cavium" for more info.

This Week in Tech History – 8-25-08 – The Sunmobile

This Week in Tech History – 8-25-08 – The Sunmobile

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen do you think the first Solar powered vehicle was created? Well the reality is that a lot of you (even I) was not born yet. It took twelve selenium photoelectric cells and powered a small electric motor that turned the driveshaft. That, the first Coca-cola, the Satellite Act, Michael Vick’s dogfighting, Blu-ray Disc Association and a whole ton more is in this weeks’ episode of “This Week in Tech History”. So take a listen – you might just learn something new. Or old – however you want to look at it. Brought to you by Gotomeeting/techpodcasts – 30 day free trial, no CC required.

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

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...

This week in Tech History- 4-07-08

This week in Tech History- 4-07-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotomeeting.com. Get your 30 day free trial. Events covered: First Blu-Ray Player IBM 360 First SpaceShuttle Spacewalk Atari Opens it’s doors Synthetic Rubber

episode 26 3-26-08

episode 26 3-26-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLive show on Ustream.tv Mon. 7PM EST, Monday 3-31 –  Fish – Pownce – Washing Machine – Proprietary Computers – commenting (opening up comments) Call the Hotline – 608-205-4378 email -geekazine (at) gmail.com  Skype: Geekazine Download the show– Subscribe via Zune – Subscribe via iTunes Proud Member of techpodcasts. Visit http://www.techpodcasts.com/.

episode 25 3-19-08

episode 25 3-19-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS*Podcast was re-edited on 3-19 at 10:30 AM.  Live show on Ustream.tv Tues. 7PM EST, Monday 3-24 @ 7PM EST –  Fish – Friendfind – Joining Geekazine and Dorkazine – New Video Card – Email or phone – Changes to Podcast – Is Gizmodo/Valleywag going to ever approve my account? Call the Hotline – 608-205-4378 email -geekazine (at) gmail.com  Skype: Geekazine Download the show– Subscribe via Zune – Subscribe via iTunes Proud Member of techpodcasts. Visit http://www.techpodcasts.com/. Part I

Episode 24 3-12-08

Episode 24 3-12-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMore Fish issues – Dorkazine – Moday Live show on Ustream.tv –  Bitstrips – Why does iTunes NOT remember what I check? Call the Hotline – 608-205-4378 email -geekazine (at) gmail.com  Skype: Geekazine Download the show– Subscribe via Zune – Subscribe via iTunes Proud Member of techpodcasts. Visit www.techpodcasts.com. On this Day: 1999 Infosys becomes the first Indian company on NASDAQ Part I

2008 Predictions in Technology by techpodcast members

2008 Predictions in Technology by techpodcast members

“Don’t Tase me, Bro.” is being heralded as the top quote of 2007. Who would have guessed that? Well, some tried to in early 2007. Predicting the future is not just a psychics’ job. Then again, we are not predicting – we are analyzing – Seeing trends in the last year to determine what is coming out next year. I went through some of the predictions of 2007. Some were dead on. Social Networking and Apple devices seemed to top the list in this subject. Other predictions – well, not so much. Now we are fast approaching 2008. There is a lot of technology that was debuted in 2007 and since they are still in their infant stages, we will see them ramp into tools that change the way we compute. 2007 was also a year of rethinking. Going Green is one of the ways we rethought things....

2007 – the Retrospect

2007 – the Retrospect

Everyone puts them out; the best – and worst – of 2007, all in one article. And Geekazine is no different. However, we’re taking a slightly different approach. It’s more of a look back to see what has happened in the last year and maybe some hints for what should be done in 2008. Gets you wondering what items you lived without a year ago and what you can’t live without today. So without further ado…. Let’s start with the beginning of the year. It was good. PS3 came out in the console wars, and it was predicted that it will win out of the 3 game systems. That still has to happen. SSD was introduced at CES, and it was tech that is long overdue. The static drives can reduce heat, battery consumption and wait times loading the machine. The technology is slowly coming down to earth...

Unlocked iPhones, EeePC, Total HD, Smartphone Security 11-26-07

Unlocked iPhones, EeePC, Total HD, Smartphone Security 11-26-07

T-Mobile has turned the tables in Germany by unlocking iPhones so the users can choose which service to use. This was to counter a restraining order by rival Vodaphone. But was that the best idea and more importantly, will that happen anywhere else? Let’s answer the second part first. Don’t expect this to happen anywhere else. And also don’t expect to get a German iPhone shipped to you – unless you are willing to head to Germany and pay $1500 for it.

Episode#8 11-21-07

Episode#8 11-21-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we talk about tons of stuff you can give your geek for the holidays. Also, looking for people to help write and link sites. 608-807-4379 – [email protected] Sponsored by Rhapsody.com. Get your 14 day free trial by selecting this link. Fake Online Friend leads to Girls’ Suicide – CNN 1/2 Million Databases have no Firewall – Network World Firefox 3.0 leaves in over 700 bugs – AppScout First Look at Firefox Beta 1 – ars Technica Vodaphone Gets Restraining Order on TMobile iPhone – CNNMoney On Geek.com PayPal Secure Card AT&T Offers First Napster Phone Patent Lawsuit for SMS messaging 2007 Holiday Gift Guide Ron Paul Collects $4Million Over Internet – LinuxInsider The Whole Internet on this Page – Wordtothewise AMD Spider – Cnet Commodore XX – Lockergnome Sony Slashes PS3 Dev Kit Price – Engadget Don’t want to buy a PS3 for Guitar Hero?...

Geekazine Weekly Podcast #7 11-14-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEpisode #7 – 11-14-07 608-807-4379 – [email protected] $10 Million Dollar Challenge from Google – MSNBC 2500 Marvel Comics Go Online – Mashable OSX 10.5.1 in testing – Apple Insider 64GB Solid State Drive – Engadget 64GB SSD Bootup Time In a MacBook Pro – RyanBlock.com On Geek.com Blu-ray Dominates HD DVD with 71% Disc Sales HTC Launches Touch Cruise Microsoft version of Flickr/YouTube? TiVo Service Pricing Change More News Eye-Fi – Wired The Mac Has Won? – Machinist 100 fastest Growing Companies – CNNMoney Big Brother Watching – Venture Itch Digg.com for Sale? – Valleywag The MySpace Phishing Scam – WCBSTV Macy’s is NOT giving away a $500 shopping card Trend Micro offers Security Service for PS3 – Yahoo Nissan’s Color Changing Paint – DailyTech Wal-Mart $200 PC Sells out – Slashdot First Hybrid Car was 1901 Porsche – ecoGeek Contests: Crestock...

10-17-07 #3

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Show #3 Notes – 10/17/07 [email protected]: Length: 55:47 Microsoft Patenting the iPhone? Microsoft Phone Software iPhone Unlock 1.1.1 Zune for $100 Leopard Release October 26th YouTube Antipiracy Tool Oracle Buyout? Facebook – 13 Reasons Your Account Will Get Disabled HD-DVD outsells Blu-Ray – 4 – to – 1 Panasonic says Blu-Ray will be Victorious by New Years Porno Filters broken Access Hard Drive while Computer is turned off Internet Pioneer Sacked? Zeppelin Albums Go Online 10 Dumb Million Dollar Ideas Trying to catch filesharers more costly than worth? Microsoft Updating your files at will? Internet II – Electric Boogaloo HowStuffworks Acquired By Discovery for $250M -HowStuffWorks.com AOL Cuts 2000 Jobs Anti-snoring Pillow? Tiny Linux PC 10 year Watch WINAMP Update Alert: Ubuntu ‘Gutsy Gibbon’ on Thursday Oracle will push out 51 Patches KDE 3.5.8 VersionTracker Links To Note: Halloween Gadgets Computers are...

Geekazine Weekly Podcast #1 – 10-01-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSShow #1 notes 10/01/07 Length: 44:20 Now on Archive.org Apple introduces the iBrick iPhone sued over price breaks XP Sales extend to June Halo 3 ships Ultima Online turns 10 640gb Solid State Drive Wi-Fi on planes? Office 2008 for Mac Google gets in on Social Network Zingku Lego Scanner Stop Motion Poloroids Blu-Ray recorder 1 Terabyte New Knight Rider

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