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Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu with Live TV? the Comparison Throwdown 2018

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOne of my top ten videos that still gets watched several times a day, the throwdown of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon is still the most popular of my videos. What’s more amazing is that people still ask “Which one should I get”? Lots of changes since I first did this review, so I thought it was time to update it and see what these services have to offer!   What Platforms Can Access Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime? Before we go forward, let’s get this out of the way – All three services can be used on laptop, desktop, Roku, XBox One, PS4, Fire TV, and finally, Apple TV. You can get all three services on certain Smart TV systems, but keep in mind, this can change at any time depending on contractual agreements. The Good and Bad of Netflix Since...

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....

Red-EHS Dispenses Medication Through Vending Machines: TCDisrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe all want a vending machine in our house. One that is functional and helps with day to day operation. RedEHS vending machine is different because not only will it dispense medication it can dispense remotely via app. Red-EHS is a tablet based system that manages the inventory of medical supplies. A nurse will open the app and check out medications for patients. A code is generated and sent to the machine either through Internet or Intranet. The code will in-turn be used to get the right medication to the patient. The app tracks the staff member and the patient who needs the medication for inventory and accountability. Because RedEHS works with Verizon, the nurse does not even need to be in the building to give a patient their meds. Currently Red-EHS are in living care facilities, correctional facilities, home health agencies,...

Parknav Helps You Find Places to Park – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen we go downtown or even out to another city by car, we want to know there are parking spaces to acquire quickly and within range of the destinations we go. After all – travelling around a city trying to find the right parking can become a time and gas consuming event (not to mention non-environmental friendly). That is where parknav comes in – an app that will help you find the parking spot you need. The app works to map out where all the free and paid spots are so you can concentrate on finding a spot in that area. Currently, they cover Chicago, San Francisco, Munich, and Hannover. The app also has parking garages mapped as well. The app will plan your route to the area of choosing. It won’t reserve a spot – but you might find areas...

DPA d:fine headset microphones

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...

ChefJet – 3D Print Candy, Chocolate – SXSW 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt seems to be the geekiest thing to want to own a 3d printer. Not just any old printer, but one that you can really make useful things with. Like chocolate… While at a SXSW I checked out the ChefJet – a 3D printer that could make chocolate or sugar candies. I talked with Kyle on what it takes to create some 3D confections. The ChefJet can be loaded with two types of cartridges – a sugar/water combination and a chocolate cartridge. Once you find the design you are looking for, simply plot it in the printer and set it to go. Candies can be printed out relatively fast, depending on the complexity of the shape. But who wouldn’t want a chocolate shaped to their name or a candy bride/groom for their cake? The best part is the price of the...

JobHive Alerts you on Job Status

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you have ever put a resume online, you know that can sit there and you don’t know if anyone has seriously looked at it. Further, you just don’t know if those jobs you did apply for with your online resume still have you in their consideration process. Well JobHive plans to change all of that with a better alert system of when your resume is reviewed and if you are taken out of contention for a job. Jobhive is going to be re-launching next month with a more comprehensive system to keep you in the loop of job prospects. You will know when your resume is looked at, if they viewed your online videos or other social media information. The idea – the hive – is implemented so you can stay informed. If something on your resume is not performing, you...

Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu Plus – the Throwdown

This article has been updated! This week, Amazon mentioned they may be raising the yearly fee by up to $40. This would make the Amazon Prime service $120 a year, or about $10 a month. Netflix and Hulu Plus have their service for $8 a month. While Amazon offers more to their Prime service, is it worth keeping with the price increase. Better yet, if you only had $10 / month to spend on a service, which one would you buy? The Good and Bad of Netflix Netflix has a streaming service and a DVD rental service. They used to be one entity, but were split into two, with hopes to sell the DVD rental side. Once Qwikster fell apart, the company focused on the streaming — especially TV shows. Netflix is great for TV enthusiasts and kids. There are a ton of shows they can watch over...

I Quit. Here is My Resignation.

I Quit. Here is My Resignation.

Last night I wrote “I Quit” on my Social Networks. Today I explain my actions and also the resignation.

About.me as a Business Card – emarketingvids.com

About.me as a Business Card – emarketingvids.com

I was on emarketingvids.com today for Apps n Tools Thursday talking about business cards. I still believe the old fashioned card is still important in your everyday meetings. However, if you need to meet with someone virtually, you can use another type of business card. It’s called About.me and you can use it as an online business card. Put your profile together, link to all your sites including LinkedIn and Facebook. There is even a contest going on. If you liked the video, please vote for Geekazine to be the face of About.me on a Times Square billboard: http://about.me/Geekazine   Thanks to emarketingvids.com for posting this. emarketingvids is a video site to learn how to improve your social media experience. From Twitter to Facebook, e-marketing vids shows you programs and how to use them to gain more followers or just put your brand out there better. E Marketing...

CISS: Circle it Simple, Silly – How I use Google Plus Circles

CISS: Circle it Simple, Silly – How I use Google Plus Circles

Jeffrey Powers talks about his process for Circles – CISS: Circle it Simple, Silly!

Les Stuart on the Future of Network Management – #HPDiscover 2011

Les Stuart on the Future of Network Management – #HPDiscover 2011

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS   Jeffrey Powers met Les Stuart a month ago at Interop (and set up his Twitter – @netmanles). There was a great interview with Aaron Paxon at Interop. Now, Les is here to talk about Network Management. Les just got done earlier talking about the newest version of Intelligent Management Center (IMC) and how it just got smarter. “IMC is part of the Converged Infrastructure initiative and it converges management as well.” Les mentions. ” From IMC’s single pane of glass (IMC’s user interface), you can plug in voice functionality, wireless management, VPN management, traffic analysis, SOA, QOS and the list goes on. From a single console, you have management of your Converged Infrastructure in a cost effective and efficient manner.” No more switching from OS to OS, program to program. As Les called it – “meantime to innocence“. When...

Michael Nielsen on HP Flex Networking – #HPDiscover 2011

Michael Nielsen on HP Flex Networking – #HPDiscover 2011

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at Interop, we learned a lot about Flex Networking. Mike Nielsen, director of solutions Marketing at HP Networking talks about how Flex Campus delivers content (including video) across the network. Michael used to work for Cisco. When he got to HP, Michael was astonished on what HP devices were available. So Michael helped bring simplification of the network architecture. “We are now starting to gain a bunch of traction.” Nielson states. ” We are trying to get away from this ‘It’s about the cost of the platform” and really start to talk about ‘It’s the cost of the architecture and the problem we are trying to solve.’” He finishes with “If you are going to design 4 and 5 tier network architectures, it’s going to be more expensive. I don’t care if there are cheap boxes, it’s going to be more...

Patrick Eitenbichler on Converged Application Systems – #HPDiscover 2011

Patrick Eitenbichler on Converged Application Systems – #HPDiscover 2011

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen it comes to having multiple systems in your IT infrastructure, making them talk to each other can be a challenge. Integration is key to running a successful Datacenter. Convergence is key to make your Virtual center talk smoothly. “Converged Infrastructure is a architecture or blueprint of a Datacenter” Eitenbichler states. “That helps customers accelerate the  provisioning of infrastructure and services.” He talks about integrating everything into a interoperable pool that gets provisioned centrally. A stunning fact – 32% of applications are completed. That means 68% are stopped due to either budget, hardware change or simply time. Patrick Eitenbichler talks with Jeffrey Powers about creating a Systems portfolio. The idea is to shorten time to implementation. “What percentage of IT helps the business create innovative ideas?” Eitenbichler asks. This is a three part series. Virtual system, app system and cloud system. These three...

Stu Miniman Talks Wikibon – #HPDiscover 2011

Stu Miniman Talks Wikibon – #HPDiscover 2011

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWikibon is a Wiki for Technology and Business. It’s all about open source sharing in Wikibon. Connect with peers, find whitepapers and other information in your field of expertise. Jeffrey Powers talks with Stu from Wikibon about what HP Discover means to him. Stu talks about what he uses in Wikibon. Best part is since it’s open source, Wikibon is free to join and contribute. “We are the 2.0 of the research firm” Miniman says. “It’s a Wiki – anyone can contribute, anyone can write.” There are many people from around the world that participate in the creation and editing of the articles. In fact, the day before, we heard from Don Tapscott talk about Wikinomics. Wikibon was an idea from that thinking. Starting as a side project, it bloomed into more. “What we really try to do – What Wikipedia...

Sony Kindles Competition (Updated)

Sony Kindles Competition (Updated)

Bloomberg and Reuters report that Sony plans to complete with Amazon’s Kindle. From Bloomberg: The $399 device, called the Daily Edition, will be available in December, Steve Haber, president of Sony’s reader unit, said at an event in New York yesterday. The model will use the third-generation network of AT&T Inc., the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier. Sony, seeking to rebound from two straight quarterly losses, aims to tap growing demand for digital books and electronic publications. The new reader will be able to hold more than 1,000 e-books, compared with as many as 3,500 for the Kindle. I’m old. And cranky. It’s the Old Man Card. After a certain age, I get to play it and nobody can stop me. (One day, you will get to play it, or play the Old Lady Card, yourself. It is, indeed, a lot of fun the reach an age when They...

Ramblings 6-28-09 – Where’d the Week Go?

Ramblings 6-28-09 – Where’d the Week Go?

Busy Week Thanks for coming to the site. We had another great week – busy week. It was a lot of fun and really productive. Post – HPTF Of course, we went to Vegas the week before to cover the HP Technology Forum Expo. Andy McCaskey, Kara Karsten and myself were working hard with interviews, product reviews and more. This week was planning to get some of the videos out to you. So far, we’ve posted the HP POD video on Friday and have a lot more coming soon. Summer of Podcasts – Podcast Carnivale This is what really took up the majority of the week. The last month I have been working hard in getting prizes together. Now it’s time to put a contest together. That is where the Summer of Podcasts comes in. Each week, Podcasters will be giving out codewords during their shows. We will...

Plasma Televisions:  Dying Breed?

Plasma Televisions: Dying Breed?

I don’t have a plasma TV. I do have a nice little LCD. The big news this morning was that Pioneer is laying off persons and getting out of the plasma TV business (story here). Apparently, Vizio is also pulling out of plasma TVs in favor of LCD TVs. Story here.

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True?

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True?

Wow. It was about a year ago I asked for people to send in thoughts as to what to expect in 2008. I also made some Technology predictions. But the real question was – How far off was I? This is actually part 1 of a 2-part story. This first part reviews the predictions I made last year and how far off I was. Part 2 will have this years predictions, including predictions from CEO’s CTO’s TechPodcasters and even a Psychic. So without any further ado, let’s pick apart my idiocy from last year: OLPC will have some growing pains. The first part of OLPC will be the easiest. Maintaining the machines will be the trick. Microsoft coming onboard will muddy the water, but they might be able to do things like offer a better support network to third world countries.

Why Not Make the Move to 64 Bit?

Why Not Make the Move to 64 Bit?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I go out to find a new PC – Many Years from now. Will it be equipped with a floppy drive, 2 gigs of RAM and 1 gig WiFi. Can it process a Terrabyte of data or will it be real slow. Will it be a PC, Intel or AMD, and will it be 64 bit. Windows 7 is just around the corner. It will have something like 20 versions of it. Most important, it will have 32 bit versions as well as 64 bit versions. Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts.

Love or Hate the iPhone – Where Do You Stand?

Love or Hate the iPhone – Where Do You Stand?

It’s been a year and a few months since the first iPhone was sold. Since the release of the 3G model, I’ve been seeing people with iPhones I would have never expected have one. The iPhone has brought up a new way to use the internet, the phone and a computer. Apple is under a lot of scrutiny: AT&T being the sole carrier, the Apps store program take downs and the 3G services being poor. Yet the iPhone still is the 2nd best selling phone behind the Motorola RAZR. Apple itself is set to continue through these tough times. There has been a lot of good and bad said about the iPhone. I have seen a lot of Forum posts, even more twitters and more. I decided to go ahead and ask a small group of people over at Help A Reporter what their thoughts were. I asked...

Interview with LongJump CEO Pankaj Malviya – Quickcast

Interview with LongJump CEO Pankaj Malviya – Quickcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS*All comments will be in a drawing for an iTunes Gift card and pair of LongJump Socks. Contest ends 10-31-08…* Pankaj Malviya is the Founder and CEO of LongJump, a PaaS (Platform as a Service) company that specifically works in Cloud Computing. I sat down with Pankaj and talked about being a tech, the job role split between techie and business Entrepreneur, and how Cloud Computing can help a person or business.

No Nomination, but Still Vote on PodcastAwards

No Nomination, but Still Vote on PodcastAwards

I know a few of you nominated Geekazine Podcasts for the 2008 PodcastAwards – I appreciate it very much. Although we didn’t get a nomination bid, we are still proud to be part of the process. The next step is on Oct 23rd, go vote for your favorite podcasts. There are a lot of them, so choose wisely. I will be making my picks later this week. Also, if you are a business – Why not donate a prize? It is great exposure to your company. You can also talk with them about sponsorship – it’s not too late. So get ready to vote with no debates and no SNL skits attached.

Interview with Bryce Whitty of Technibble.com – Quickcast

Interview with Bryce Whitty of Technibble.com – Quickcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday on the Quickcast, we talk with Bryce Whitty of Technibble.com. In the interview, we discuss the Computer Business Kit: A set of documents that will help any independent computer professional with documentation of any job. We also will be giving away a Computer Business Kit. All you have to do is comment on the interview below. Next week we’ll give away the kit. However, if you would like to buy the kit, just enter code “Geekazine” and get 20% off from now until 29th. Brought to you by CareerSaver – Download Free Certification Tests. *Winner has been chosen. Thanks to all who entered*

BYOC – Personal Computer As a Corporate Machine?

BYOC – Personal Computer As a Corporate Machine?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs a consultant, I use my own equipment all the time. When I get to a specific client, sometimes I am asked to sign a waiver that states I will not take company data. I sign it because I am not going to ruin any relationship by walking out with secrets or customer lists. Data nowadays can be controlled. We at the Quickcast have talked about how that can happen many a time. However, the most important thing in a work environment is to make sure the data stays within the company – even after a person has left. Citrix Systems has given  Employees a bonus payment to buy their own laptop for corporate use. While it does give advantage, could the company lose control of the data? Brought to you by CareerSaver – Download Free Certification Tests.

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