Tagged: interface

Using an iPad, Tonebridge, Tabs, and iRig Stomp when Playing Your Guitar

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you’ve played guitar, you’ve seen other’s guitar pedal rigs. A big box filled with pedals and power cords so they can get the right sound for a song. But what if you could jam that all into one pedal? What if I said you can with an iPad, two apps, and a single pedal? You can then play your guitar and make it sound as close to the actual artist as possible. My guitar setup Simply put, I have an iPad Pro 10.5 (2017 model). Inside are two apps: Tonebridge, and Tabs. Both of these apps are made by Ultimate Guitar. Tonebridge App A simple app that turns the tone of a song into a simple pedal. Want to play “Stairway to Heaven”? Maybe some “Back in Black”, or “Purple Rain”? Just choose the pedal from the list. Each pedal...

Tascam Track Factory is an All in One Box System

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are not tech savvy and still need to set up a small recording studio, then Tascam has a solution for you. Track Factory is an all-in-one solution for you to start recording your songs and more. Jeff Laity of Tascam talks more about it. About Tascam Track Factory Track Factory contains an Intel NUC core i5 computer with Windows 10 and their Cakewalk SONAR professional DAW software. The NUC contains 8 GB RAM, 3 GB cache, a 256 GB SSD, USB 3.0 ports for keyboard, mouse, and other devices, Mini Display 1.2 port, Mini HDMI 1.4a port and both Ethernet and Wifi inside. This is a system in a box from @tascampro including computer for $1299 #audiorecording #namm #geekout pic.twitter.com/n77kBfQqDy — geekazine (@geekazine) January 19, 2017 The box is rounded up with Bluetooth 4.2, although it’s probably not best to...


PBS, PBS Kids Now on Roku 3 – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNot only did I get to see and play with the Roku 3 at SXSW, I also found out about PBS and PBS Kids coming to the Roku! With over 750 channels, Roku is definitely the best set top box for Internet television. About Roku 3 Roku 3 is the newest version of the Roku player. It replaces the Roku 2 XS, which was the $99 set top box. Roku 3 has some new features including a new interface with integrated channel store and settings. Roku 3 also features a new remote with privacy feature. Plug in your headphones to listen to your show and not bother others in the room. Roku 3 is available for purchase. Please support Geekazine by purchasing the Roku 3 through us! About PBS and PBS Kids Apps I talked with Eric on the PBS apps...


Canon VIXIA: R30, R20 side-by-side

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor the last couple months, I had a Canon VIXIA R30 to use and review. I’ve gone through all the settings, recorded many videos, including some episodes of iPad365, and even used it in 2 camera shoots. This newer version to my VIXIA R20 added WiFi and MP4 support, which help me post video to Facebook and YouTube faster. Canon VIXIA R30 – The Good This version of the Canon VIXIA line has a 2.07 Megapixel sensor, giving you the ability to create 1080p video.The R30 has a .85 inch CMOS RGB color filter.In AVCHD mode, you can record up to 24 MBps in 30 or 60 fps, and with MP4 mode, you can record 4 MBps or 9 Mbps in 24 or 30 fps. Switching between MP4 and AVCHD modes is right through the interface. You can switch back and...

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Nexia Home Intelligence: Full Home Automation from Schlage – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSScott talks with Ann Mathias, Brand director for Schlage. They are introducing a new product: Nexia Home Intelligence. Schlage will be bringing in companies like Pella and Trane to bring new features in home automation. Using C-Wave technology, they can turn on lights, open shades,  and more. A great example – You are away on a business trip. You forgot to turn down the thermostat. Using the interface, you can easily do that. You can also set automation to look like you are home. Also, if your neighbor comes over because they see something wrong in your house, they can call you to unlock the door. You go to the interface, and unlock the front door for the neighbor. When they are done, just lock your house back up. Perfect item for those of us who double check things when we leave. The more smart items in...

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Pioneer App Radio Connect Your Car with a Cool Stereo, Aha Radio – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS At the TPN CES Live show, Harry Kroll from Pioneer Car Electronics joined Andy and Courtney. Harry talked about their new App Radio 2, which connects to iOS, and now Android devices. In dash car CD players with HD Radio, CD players and more. In-dash navigation systems, and of course, App Radio. A capacitive touch screen, with full function of your apps on a much bigger screen. Think of it like an emulator or a second screen for your smartphone. The interface will be almost identical to your device. A little bit of difference, but it’s your account, happening through your device – only amplified through the phone. Of course, you can’t open every app to App Radio. Pioneer works with certain companies to make the apps that you need to work with App Radio. There is an SDK available from Pioneer, so you...

I’m Watch : Worlds First Smart Watch – CES 2012 0

I’m Watch : Worlds First Smart Watch – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile we were at the Venetian, we ran into I’m Watch. They have the world’s first smart watch. Not an enclosure of an iPod, but an actual watch. This is a small, ergonomic watch, with a similar interface to a smart phone. In multiple colors, you can get a watch to match your fashion. You can make a call from the watch (paired to Bluetooth). You can do the “Dick Tracey” method, as there is a speaker and microphone on the match. The watch is a 240×240 on 1.54 inch screen. The watch has 64 MB or 128 MB of memory. You can store contact information, songs, or other programs. Battery life is around a day. I’m Watch was a CES Innovation award winner. I’m Watch starts at $329 (pre-order). There is an online market for apps, with an SDK already...

Invoxia NVX 610 Handset Uses iPhone, iPad – #CES 2012 0

Invoxia NVX 610 Handset Uses iPhone, iPad – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are a business that looks for inventive ways to stay connected, then check out this new phone by Invoxia. Invoxia introduced a VoIP handset phone (Which won a showcase engineering award from CES), that connects to the smartphone interface. The NVX 610 uses Skype or a SIP telephony provider. Control of the desktop phone is via an app on the iPhone which uses Bluetooth to communicate with the dock. The magnetic smart holder keeps the handset in position when not in use. You can get the smart holder in multiple colors. The NVX created In Vivo Acoustic technology – 8 microphones and 8 speakers inside the device to “feel” the room. voices can be projected through different speakers so you can differenciate and hear the voices better. The NVX 610 is available now for $599. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast...

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Firestarter Firewall for Linux–First Run

This is the first of two posts on the Firestarter firewall for Linux. See the note at the end of this post for information about getting Firestarter. Firestarter is the easiest Linux firewall front-end I’ve found. I’ve used it off-and-on since I loaded my first Linux box almost six years ago. Unlike many Windows firewall programs I’ve used, it doesn’t nag; doesn’t display useless messages; and, being free and open source, doesn’t ask for money for upgrades. It just sits there and works. I use the term “front-end” because firewall capability is built directly into the Linux kernel; it’s called “iptables.” Linux “firewall” programs do not run the firewall. Instead, they configure the already-existing capability, including setting it to start automatically; the kernel actually “runs” the firewall. When you first run Firestarter, a wizard starts. After a welcome screen, it asks you to select your network connection (generally,...

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AutoLinq Android Car Interface

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe have seen car navigation systems before, but not running Android. AutoLinq has the interface for that. AutoLinq allows you to download applications for how you use your car. It is running Android 1.5 right now, but plans to upgrade are in the works. This is just a concept right now, so no price point yet. Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Firesheep:  Security Exploit as Firefox Plugin

Firesheep: Security Exploit as Firefox Plugin

Now anyone can have L33t HaX0r skilz. A Firefox extension called “Firesheep” automates hacking your wi-fi connection if you are using public wi-fi. Here’s an excerpt from the Guardian’s report: Firesheep, though, has an easy-to-use interface and, perhaps most importantly, a cute name. Surely this can’t be a “cracking tool”? It wasn’t released by someone going by a name like ‘dEvILSp0RN42’. It doesn’t feature white text on a black background. It has well-thought-out and literate documentation. To use it, you simply install it into Firefox and click a few buttons. One minor additional step, installing WinPcap, is required for Windows users. You can watch a demo on YouTube (I was unable to embed the video).

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Sony Comes out with Personal Internet Viewer in the Sony Dash – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS A couple years ago we saw stand alone items like the Chumby at CES where you can have an internet portal by your bed, next to a couch or in the kitchen. The item would display photos, show video and get email. Well Sony has really stepped up the game this year with a great product in the Sony Dash. Todd Cochrane talks with Ali from Sony about this Personal Internet Viewer. With over 1,500 free apps and Wi-Fi connection, it really gives you the content you want. As long as there is a wireless signal, you will be able to get sports scores, stocks, weather or whatever you desire. The Sony Dash is planned to be out by April at a price point of $199. It’s a 7″ touchscreen with USB 2.0 interface. You will also be able to connect to...

iGuGu – PC Game and Remote Controllers – CES Unveiled 2010 0

iGuGu – PC Game and Remote Controllers – CES Unveiled 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are a PC gamer, you know that having a wireless controller is an important key to gaming. Sitting in front of a T.V. with a keyboard and mouse doesn’t work as well. That is where the iGuGu Gamecore comes in. It’s a game controller, a QWERTY keyboard all in one. With a motion sensing control, you can really get into your PC gaming. Add to it the iGuGu Internetv, and you have a remote for all your entertainment. The software acts as a simple interface for collecting your media. Both items are $79.00 each. Jeffrey Powers talks with Issac about this great product. Sponsor:  Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts.

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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...

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Debian Linux Desktop Tour

Here’s a quick tour of the default Debian desktop. This is the Debian 4 v 5 desktop, but I looked at some screenshots of Debian 5, which just came out, and it doesn’t seem to have changed much. This is not a HOWTO. It’s the highlights of WHATIS. For a detailed description of the contents of Debian, you can go here. If you have never tried Linux, what I hope you will conclude after looking at the rest of the post is, “This isn’t so different from what I’m used to after all.”