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Is Google Hangouts Trying to Get Rid of your Phone Number?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS What an awesome week in Austin TX for SXSW! Of course, we cannot forget the tragedy that followed the event this year. If that would have happened 24 hours earlier, I might have been part of it. That is how fragile life is. I took NAB off the schedule for now unless I find a last minute sponsor. If you would like to help out, let me know. This weekend, Jennifer and I went to her sister’s house. We watched Frozen for the first time. Its interesting how a good movie can change your mindset. Let it go. Two new products in the review bin – the AMD R7 250 video card and the Blue Mic Nessie (which I am using in this episode). I give my thoughts on these products. Show notes are getting a slight change – moving the...

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Post – HP Discover Comments from Bloggers

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBloggers Justin Vashisht, Chris Wahl and John Obeto join Calvin Zito and myself on this episode of HP Tech Cast. The topic this week: What the bloggers saw at HP Discover. More important, is HP going in the right direction. There were many different things to see at HP Discover. From the expo floor, to the keynotes, and the Blogger lounge that HP puts together (this year with an Espresso machine). We talk about what HP has been doing in the last year, and how the Enterprise division has been really stepping forward to lead the way. The guys also talk about how they got to see some behind the scenes action for a bit. What it takes for this event to happen. A great conversation with some of the bloggers that write about...

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HP Discover Announcement StoreOnce, Data Protector 7, VC Direct Attach

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn this episode of HP Tech Cast, Brad Parks, Gagan Bhatia and Jay Levins join myself, Calvin Zito, and a host of bloggers that included Ilja Coolen, Howard Marks, Herman Montano, and others. They talked about the announcement of the new deduplication solutions for the HP StoreOnce Backup family at HP Discover. This is a way to enable organizations to manage risk as they deal with explosive data growth by protecting more data in less time. The new solutions are the first to deliver backup performance of up to 100 terabytes (TB) per hour and data recovery of up to 40 TB per hour in a single system. This is up to 3-5 times faster than the closest competitor. The group talks about how this becomes part of the infrastructure, as well as the reduced recovery time, increased...

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Is Facebook Getting a Phone; Bidding for Opera, Face.com

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Time to prep for the trip to New York. Memorial day weekend saw a weekend of rest. I almost took 2 whole days off. But I got a little itchy to get something done, so Todd and I pushed out a Techpodcasts roundtable. I talk about the Cerevo shell, and Todd talked about Powerpress 4.0. Speaking of which, I tried to live stream with the Cerveo, but it wasn’t working. I talk about that in the show. I am also looking for writers to Geekazine. People who can write about the newest gadgets coming out. If interested, please email geekazine at gmail. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe to the podcast via: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine –  Geekazine Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode...

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Why I Bought 1 Share of Facebook Stock

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThese last few weeks have been pretty tough. Last week my back went out, so I did very limited work. This week, I had an anxiety attack – something I was told to expect with a Blood Pressure medication I have been taking. I am now at about 90%. I am hoping to re-start iPad365 on a few episodes a week. But we’ll see once I am done with Geek Smack! for today. BlogWorld & New Media Expo is only a week and a half away! I am putting together video for the show, and looking for people that are going. If you are, let me know and we’ll get on a Google Hangout to talk. I am also looking for writers to Geekazine. People who can write about the newest gadgets coming out. If interested, please email geekazine at gmail. Hotline...

Are You Addicted to Google+ (Google Plus)? 2

Are You Addicted to Google+ (Google Plus)?

Hi. I’m Jeffrey Powers and I’m a Google+ addict. I was in a hangout last night that was going pretty well. We were talking about developing in different program languages. But there was a point where I stopped talking and listened (I guess I was getting tired). After 20 minutes of listening, I knew that it was time to turn off from the computer altogether. But I didn’t. Instead, a new friend jumped on and I stayed another hour. When I finally did get off hangout, I got up and noticed that those pesky dishes didn’t get done. I remembered that I filled the sink with soap and water, then filled the pans to soak. I grabbed a quick snack and sat down, looking at my email. Since it was GMail, I noticed the alerts (someone either friended me or responded to posts). That is what sucked me...

Drawing Lines in the Sand: Google+ is Not Facebook. At Least Not Just YET… 1

Drawing Lines in the Sand: Google+ is Not Facebook. At Least Not Just YET…

There are a lot of people that snapped up the Google+ invite when they had the chance. It’s right now mostly made up of Tech-savvy and Social Mediates.  Since it’s introduction last week, there has been a lot of Buzz about it (no, not Google Buzz) – Some have even made the statement that they are moving to Google+ from Facebook. That may not be the best move right now and we’ll talk about why. The Google+ Project Google+ was created to compete with Facebook. Who are you and what are you doing with audio, pictures and video. Google+ is (right now) a social network. People sharing items back and forth with others, people commenting and giving a “+1” (compared to the Facebook Like button). Google+ big difference is how you catalog your friends. You can put them into circles, from the 4 categories they give you (Family, Friends, Acquaintances and...

Facebook’s Email Killer that’s Not an Email Killer 0

Facebook’s Email Killer that’s Not an Email Killer

Today, Mark Zuckerberg announced an expansion of their messaging service. It’s not here to replace email, but to enhance it. However, with opportunity that no one will get any more spam and usability will be easier simply because it’s within Facebook, would you really want to keep your other email account? I personally have more than one email address. That is part of my role. I figure that this will just be another extension to mail collection. Great. The more functionality that gets added, the more people will use it. If there are no privacy issues attached, then expect the masses to gravitate away from their hotmail, yahoo, and gmail accounts. Even businesses might move to the service. Now before you discount that statement: I remember when Gmail started business services and the same thing was said. Now there are companies that ditched their Exchange servers for a Gmail apps...

How the Gcloud Saved My Gbacon (Updated) (Updated Again) 1

How the Gcloud Saved My Gbacon (Updated) (Updated Again)

I have often expressed my skepticism of cloud computing as the answer to life, the universe, and everything. (See Note.) Nevertheless, Google’s cloud saved my bacon today. I felt that it was only fair to tell the story. My Android G1 is broken. Specifically, the touch screen no longer works. I was able to use it with the hardware keyboard, but missed the convenience. So I took it to the local T-Mobile store; the clerk suggested a reset to default. That bricked the phone; the first time it comes on, it displays a message, “Touch the Android to continue.” There is no way to get past that screen with the hardware keyboard. (Stuff breaks; a new phone is being expressed to me and I have a loaner in the meantime.) This morning I got a phone message from someone who has been important in my life; the caller...

Clouds over the Cloud 0

Clouds over the Cloud

Settling on my house sale has turned into an ordeal that has consumed all my psychic energy, with delay following delay on the other end (it’s not the buyer–it’s the lender). It’s tentatively scheduled to be over tomorrow, but I’m still waiting for the fat lady to sing. In the meantime, I’ve been pretty worthless from the waiting. I noticed this item, though, in one of my favorite radio shows. Here’s the synopis: Written in 1986, the Stored Communications Act allows the government to obtain emails hosted on the internet more easily than they would those stored on your computer. Ryan Singel, blogger for wired.com, talks about how this law came to exist, and why it has advocacy groups and mail hosts like Google and Yahoo up-in-arms. Follow the link to listen to the segment. The transcript is not up yet, but it’s scheduled to be up later...

GWP #125: Google Buzz – Giving Away Another Diskeeper 2010 0

GWP #125: Google Buzz – Giving Away Another Diskeeper 2010

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAlmost Didn’t do the show tonight because of another issue that put me in a very bad place. 8-12 inches snow coming down here in the Midwest. Looking for a better Webcam Producer – Webcammax doesn’t get it. We are giving away another copy of Diskeeper 2010. We also go through a correction on information from the 5 Tech Things. Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Day Pass $9.95 $69/Month – $660/Year Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month!Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 126 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher VIDEO SOON UP on www.techpodcasts.tv I – S.U.N. (Straight Up...

Googles’ 5 Year Beta – Should We Regulate Terms? 0

Googles’ 5 Year Beta – Should We Regulate Terms?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotoassist Express – Get a 30 day free trial at http://www.gotoassist.com/techpodcasts Google recently took the Beta label off of Gmail and Google Docs. Gmail has been in beta for over 5 years – with a 3 year private beta. By being in Beta, one could easily write off an issue or even think the accountability and liability might not be theirs. So shouldn’t the ISO put some regulation on this small tag? Google started with Gmail back on April 7th 2004. They were in a Closed Beta – which meant that you had to get an invitation to use it. However, it wasn’t a difficult thing to get an invitation. My entry into Gmail wasn’t until December of that year. 3 years later – Feb 2nd, 2007 to be exact, Gmail removed the restriction. However, the Beta tag...

Week in Tech History – 3-30-09 – Pizza.com Sells for 2.6 Million 0

Week in Tech History – 3-30-09 – Pizza.com Sells for 2.6 Million

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn 1993, Chris Clark purchased Pizza.com. He figured it would be a great domain to have. Boy was he right, but it took him 15 years to realize it. After a couple attempts he decided to squat on the domain for a while – That is until last year. Chris decided after he heard Business.com was sold for 7 Million to try auctioning off his domain. He contracted the domain selling site Sedo.com to help out. The end result: Chris sold the domain for $2.6 Million. Other items on the Quickcast: Week in Tech History include Netscape forming, Netscape forming the Open Source initiative called “Mozilla”. Gmail goes into beta and also incorporates Google Calendar. All this and a lot more tech history in the Podcast. Brought to you by GotoMeeting. www.gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for a 30 day free trial

Podcast Ep 59 11-12-08 New Media Location 0

Podcast Ep 59 11-12-08 New Media Location

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe have a New Media Location! – New Video Camera – CES – Congrats Podcast Winners Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Give to the Salvation Army

Podcast Ep #55 10-15-08 – Legend on the Internet 0

Podcast Ep #55 10-15-08 – Legend on the Internet

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSiTunes Finally Cleaning House? – Interviews with Jamie Miller and Bryce Whitty: Win $25 Gift certificate – Paythefan – Sponsor for CES – Aunt Passing At the end of the Podcast, we play a special song called “Legend on the Internet”, a song produced by local musicans and friends and written by @Sunspot_Mike of the Local Band: SunSpot Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Give to the Salvation Army

Everythings Goin Down – Bitstrips 0

Everythings Goin Down – Bitstrips

Amazon went down. Twitter goes down. Gmail went down. Now Netflix experienced a big outage. Is there anything that won’t stay up? This week, we explore that question.

Episode 46 – 8-13-08 – Call and Win 1

Episode 46 – 8-13-08 – Call and Win

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNo Ouside show  😥 – Mic Cable – Donate old iPhone – PC reload news – Batman Poster – Call and Win! Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – [email protected] Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Episode 41 – 7-09-08 0

Episode 41 – 7-09-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS4th of July – Tons of new PR – Record high visitors – 300 – SPARTANS! – Microphone fix – Firefox and ustream – Follow up on “Welcome to the Mess we call Social Networking” Try GoToMeeting GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts Free for 30 days – No CC needed:. Buy an iMac – Apple.geekazine.com Get IT Certified – Careersavers.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry Please Review Geekazine on iKarma

Geekazine FAQ

Geekazine FAQ

Here is a comprehensive list of questions about Jeffrey Powers and Geekazine.com: 1. Does Geekazine use Mac or PC? Yes. I use Both. Macbook Pro (dual boot), Windows notebook, Windows desktop. 2. What does Geekazine use to get those cool graphics on your screen Photoshop to create the graphics. I use Wirecast for the overlays. For interviews in the field, I usually mix down later using Sony Vegas. 3. What do you use for cameras Canon VIXIA HD camcorder – Logitech c910 and 9000 webcams, Kodak Playtouch (Zi10) handheld 4. What is your Audio Rig? I speak into a EV Blue Raven Microphone for the podcast- running into an Alesis MultiMix 8 Firewire mixer. I run insert into a DBX 266XL and ART 355 EQ before coming back into the computer. The Geek Bar uses a MXL 991. The Mobile Rig is a 2 Channel Behringer mixer with...

Renaming 5 minute show podcast 0

Renaming 5 minute show podcast

Since the 5 minute show sometimes goes over 5 minutes, I have decided to change the name. I am entertaining new names, so if you have any thoughts, please put them in the comments, or send them to me at geekazine at gmail dot com.

Episode 37 – 6-11-08 2

Episode 37 – 6-11-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS$5 G.C. giveaway – New Podcast rig – Playing Out – Job front – Taxes – uStream PC – Bring a Friend to a Podcast Week On this day: Swiss Army Knife(1897), Clash of the Titans (81), 3Com US Robotics (97) Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Buy an iMac – Apple.geekazine.com Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Webware 100 Winners – Who won, and what’s new. 0

Webware 100 Winners – Who won, and what’s new.

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWeb Apps.  Can we live without them anymore? What did we ever do without them? Webware put out it’s top 100 and we’re going to go through them and see what was good, what was bad, and what was… well, you know.. Webware is a site dedicated to watching what is popping up out on the internet. Any application that a web developer puts out will be checked out and reported on by this organization. It’s a good thing, too. There are so many out there, it’s tough to keep up. On April 21st, Webware put out the list of the top 100 apps. There were ten categories, each with ten winners. There were 5000 nominees, and 300 apps were chosen as finalists. Over 1.9 million votes were cast to dwindle this list down to...

This week in Tech History- 3-31-08 – WOZ buys Apple 0

This week in Tech History- 3-31-08 – WOZ buys Apple

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSExperimenting with the time for TWITH. Let me know if you like the longer version. Some topics in History discussed -When Steve Wozniak (aka WOZ) bought Apple… -Coffee, twinkies and velcro -IBM Portables -First Video Game Death -GMail -Mozilla and Netscape.

Free Email – Does it still work? 2

Free Email – Does it still work?

  OK. I have to admit. I have 1 hotmail, 1 Yahoo and 2 Gmail accounts. I also have an email account for each website I own and 1 email for each website I administer. That’s a lot of email….Recently I saw a new site pop up in the area and they were offering “Free email”. It got me to thinking about all the free email plans that we saw so many years ago. I also started to wonder – is a free email a good thing, or just a way to get more spam?

2007 – the Retrospect 0

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...

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