Tagged: laptop

Dell Latitude CES Updates 5285 and 7490 series Notebooks

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDell has a few surprises in store at this years CES and that includes their latitude line, focusing the 5000 and 7000 series. Jeffrey sat down with Dell to find out the new Latitude products available at CES 2018. Latitude Gets a Touchscreen One thing Dell announced for the 7000 series is the embedded touchscreen which will help to take away that annoying glare and also help reduce waste, since only one pane of glass is needed instead of 2. It will also help from a battery power standpoint as well as making things thinner. You’ll see that on the 12, 13 and 14 inch models. These models also incorporate carbon fiber as well, which is a nice touch. Their new laptops will also have Intels 8th generation processors on board. New WiFi Antenna in Dell Computers There’s also a new...

Belkin Debuts Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBelkin showed off their Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock at CES 2017. The dock boast all the features that Thunderbolt 3 USB-C offers – Two 4K monitor support, 40 GB pass-through to other devices with Thunderbolt 3, and of course, an all-in-one station so you can turn your laptop into a powerhouse. What this Express Dock HD also offers is 170W power supply to charge your devices including that 85W laptop power need. This will give you enough power to also plug in hard drives, video accessories, and phones. On the Express Dock you will get 3 USB-A 3.0 jacks (one on front), audio out on front and back, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort, and 170W power socket. There is no pricing as of yet and shipping is “Soon”. Check out Belkin for more information.  

Razer Project Valerie Laptop With up to Five 4K screens Using Thunderbolt 3

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt made news at CES 2017, first as the prototype 3-monitor laptop, then as the demo that got taken at the show. Razer is offering a $25,000 reward for information that will capture the culprit. In the meantime, the laptop is still continuing it’s move forward. The Razer Project Valerie is a triple 17 inch monitor laptop that deploys upon command. This allows for a wrap around experience in your gaming. The machine is currently running a Nvidia GTX 1080. Not much other specs are available for Valerie at this time, as this is a prototype. But we do know one additional spec that really sets this laptop above and beyond… Thunderbolt 3 on Razer Project Valerie By adding the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, you can add another dual 4K monitor setup to your home use. This gives you five 4K...

Kensington Thunderbolt 3 USB-C laptop dock, Fingerprint Dongle Unveiled at CES

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSKensington displayed their newest products at CES 2017, including a Thunderbolt 3 docking station, fingerprint reader and new laptop lock station for thinner laptops. Kensington SD5000T Docking with Thunderbolt 3 The new dock will allow for any laptop using Thunderbolt 3 technology to connect to the Internet via Ethernet, connect 2 – USB-A and 2 – USB-C devices, headphones and even an 85w power supply for your laptop including Macbook Pro models. With Thunderbolt 3 technology inside the USB-C, you will be able to run a dual-4k monitor setup without issue. Kensington Fingerprint USB Dongle Another great addition to the Kensington line-up allows for you to add fingerprint functionality to your Windows 10 laptop. The USB-A dongle connects with the protocol already installed in Windows 10 to set up a fingerprint password from a laptop or desktop. With adding a biometric...

LaCie D2, Rugged Mini Drives with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhat is so impressive is how LaCie has one of the most noticeable hard drives our there and they’ve been making it for over 10 years. Now, the Rugged Mini is getting a new upgrade to the fast transfer USB-C Thunderbolt 3. Along with a desktop HD model in the D2, you will be able to transfer files at lightning speed. I talk with Lance Ohara, senior direct product Manager at LaCie/Seagate About the LaCie D2 Hard Drive LaCie D2 is a Hard Drive caddy that can hold up to 10GB drives – with 6 and 8 TB models also available. The D2 also allows for daisy-chaining other USB-C devices, such as other D2 drives. It will not RAID the drive, but if you need more than 10 TB, or just want to plug your Rugged Mini in for transfer,  the...

Remove the iPhone Headphone Jack Already!

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week we focus on the iPhone Headphone Jack. Here is why this technology really doesn’t matter anymore. Using the Monoprice 600801 USB Microphone which I got in for review. Morning Geeks! Episode 9 Show Notes – Goodbye to Anton Yelchin and shame to Jeep. Get your car checked for recalls! – Rogue One Details on the cast – Justice League movie synopsis and villian – New Transformer: Squeek – Super Awesome Nerf Gun – MISSED: Wah Shoe – Mark Zuckerberg Tapes His Webcam – Burger King’s Mac and Cheetos – Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters – Westworld on HBO – Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children – Seinfeld Doom Level – Kung Fu Panda 3 on DVD Tuesday

Case Logic Kontrast DSLR Camera Case Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I travel with my camera gear, I look for a backpack that can hold everything I need for the plane, then have easy access when it comes to shooting. In my production, I don’t use DSLRs – I have prosumer cameras. Therefore, I need a slightly different organization over what a camera person would. The Kontrast Pro by Case Logic is a simple backpack that can hold all camera gear, a laptop and tablet easily. The nylon case with plastic base allows the case to never fold in on itself. Inside is a velcro compartment area that you can change to your needs. Perfect for a camera and around 9 different lenses. Overall, the size is 12.2 inches wide by 9.4 inches deep by 18.5 inches high. It will easily pass as a carry-on and even fit easily in some...

HP Special Edition Star Wars Core i5-i7 Laptop

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at HPEDiscover this last week, I got to check out the HP Special Edition Star Wars Laptop. This is a 15.6 inch notebook decked out with Star Wars logos. Inside is a Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 16 GB RAM, up to 2 TB hard drive and GeForce 940 M Graphics processor. Loaded with Windows 10 Home, the PC also comes with a DVD burner, and a 7 hour battery. The laptop is also decked out with images, movie cells, storyboards and videos from the previous 6 movies. You can choose multiple sound effects for Windows events. Over 1,100 images, trailers for the new movie, and the Aurebesh font not only engraved on the laptop, but also as a font inside. Show how geeky you are by writing in Aurebesh! The base price is $699 and is only...

ZAGG Pocket Wireless Keyboard: Foldable Keyboard for your Smartphone

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMobile devices have become more powerful, but sometimes their size makes it harder to do things like type up notes, messages and more. ZAGG is helping those who need to use their phones in more of a laptop setting with the ZAGG Pocket foldable keyboard. I have used ZAGG products for a few years now. The Folio on my iPad has turned that tablet into a more powerful machine and I don’t have to bring my laptop to everything. That is where the Pocket comes in even handier – all you need is a pocket to put the keyboard into. About the ZAGG Pocket Foldable Keyboard The Pocket folds up into the size of a pencil case. Unfold it to reveal a slightly smaller keyboard, stand for your phone, and kickstand to hold it at an angle. Bluetooth connection to the...

Zolt Charger Plus: Alternate Power Brick for Your Laptop – CES 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOur laptops are getting smaller and smaller. Yet the power brick you use to charge up the battery seems to stay the same large device. The folks at Zolt want to change that with the Zolt Power charger – a laptop charger that is a fraction of the size. The Zolt power charger looks similar to any tablet or smartphone charging wart. Four times smaller than your laptop charger, this could fit into your bag easy. Best part – your laptop charger can stay at home on the desk. Zolt Charges More than Laptops Zolt is for 60 or 70 Watt laptop chargers. Best part – there are two more USB ports for your smartphone or tablet. It can only charge one laptop at a time, but with the interchangable plugs, you can charge your HP laptop, then switch it up...

WorkSpace Wall Organizer by OmniMount for Any Room

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIts your tech medicine cabinet for any room. The WorkSpace wall organizer by Ergotron / Omnimount is a mountable cabinet that flips down to be a standing desk to put your laptop on, store tech to charge or even keep it away from the kids. The WorkSpace allows you to have a desk in any room. Office, living room, kitchen, garage or wherever. Best part is this desktop can become something different. In the kitchen you could have a tablet that holds recipes, store utensils, and have a workspace while you are making a meal. In the living room maybe the tech remote could be charging, you could have pens and notepaper at the ready or just make it a charging station. Even out in the garage you could have a small workstation to place your laptop when working on projects...

HP Stream 11, Stream 360 Cloud Laptop for Under $200

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCloud based laptops seem to be a great hybrid between tablet and computer. HP has come out with a great sub-$200 laptop in the HP Stream 11 – an 11 or 13 inch laptop running Windows software and internal hard drive of only 32 GB. However, with the free 1 TB OneDrive and Office365 (for 1 year), you can run what you need and get things done. HP Stream 11 x360 I got to talk with Bianamarie Carniel about the Stream 11 line of cloud-based computers. The first one was the Stream 11 x360. This laptop can become a clamshell, flip to become a tablet, then open to be its own stand or tent for watching video on a table or in bed. The Stream x360 comes in blue or magenta and you can even get a 13 inch model with...

HP Elitebook Folio 1020 with Core M Fanless Ultrabook

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI have and use an Elitebook. Its a great travel machine to work and even create video and more. Yesterday, HP announced the newest version of Elitebook in the Folio 1020. Using the new Intel Core M processor, this laptop is the thinnest because it is fanless. We joked on the video – as thin as a cookie. There are two versions of the Elitebook Folio 1020 with the additional Folio 1020 Special Edition. The Core M-5Y51 or Core M-5Y71 with max turbo can take the processor up to a 2.9 GHz speed. Memory is 8 GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM. Storage options are SSD – 128 to 256. You can also get a self-encrypting drive Opal 2 of 180 or 256 GB. Graphics inside inlude Intel HD 5300.The Folio can come with a QHD (Touch) screen (standard on the Special Edition)....

HP Omen Gaming Laptop with Beats Audio

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI got to check out the HP Omen gaming laptop while at HP Discover. This is a lightweight laptop with 15 inch screen and Beats Audio inside. This premium gaming laptop comes with a fourth generation Core i7 processor and NVidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics inside. Many great features for gamers include programmable buttons for quick reactions and a back-lit keyboard that is also programmable to different LED colors. Get the HP Omen From Amazon The Omen is also designed with all USB and display ports in the back of the laptop. That way a gamer can put down gaming mice and not have cables get in the way. Further, the fan also comes out the back so hot air does not blow out onto the hands. The HP Omen also can have 8 or 16 GB inside, along with SSD of...

HP Elitebook 1040 Folio G1 Ultrabook: Durable, Secure, Powerful

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS“Thinner than a dime”, HP’s EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 is the company’s latest answer to business professionals seeking a lightweight and secure laptop. But this laptop has a lot of great hidden features. You can even watch me dump water on the machine and throw it down! I am no stranger to HP laptops. I’ve had a few in my lifetime, including this G-60 that now sits behind me. Of course that was the day of laptops. Today, we live in the world of Ultrabooks – machines smaller and more powerful than ever before. Is it the best business laptop? HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Ultrabook – Thinner than a Dime Measuring a maximum 1.59 cm at its widest, the G1 truly is thinner vertically than the diameter of a U.S dime. The scarcity of its profile is complemented by the...

Absolute Lo-Jack Challenge

Absolute LoJack Challenge & My Stolen iPhone Story

NOTE: This is a post brought to you by Absolute LoJack. The Contest part is over. All opinions on software are those of Geekazine. Last week I announced a contest and talked about going #DigitallyDark for the Absolute LoJack Challenge. I have actually had this happen to me, which is a far better story than any “recreation” I could make. That is when I started thinking about better protecting my devices, especially since  I need them to do my job. Remember: A Laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. That laptop could have your vacation or kids photos, tax or other business documents, or even a list of all your passcodes for home and work. Worse yet, Consumer Reports states that 1.6 million smart phones were stolen. 100 devices stolen in 60 seconds! Some of them were NOT from cherry pickers (those who grab phones sitting on a table or bar). Some...

Mi World Portable Computing System Will Soon Run Linux Steam OS – SXSW 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI sat down with Jim Luke of Myth Innovations to talk about their brand new crowdfund in the Mi World Portable Computing System (PCS). They launched the item on Indiegogo to raise funds to develop and market this item. What is the Mi World PCS? This is a secure and portable supercomputer which can do anything from media server, hot spot, personal cloud, to media streaming solution or even portable computer. You will be able to carry, connect, and share your content from the system you connect to – or even the internet. Mi World is a 2.4 GHz quad-core computer. It will have 2 GB of DDR3 memory, USB 3.0, Multiple SD card input and 802.11ac wireless. The first version will be running Android, but within a few months they will be transitioning to a full Linux OS (most likely Steam OS)....

Absolute Lo-Jack Challenge

I’m Taking the Absolute LoJack Challenge

We are at an age where if we lose our connected devices, we feel lost or even violated. Not only is this a gateway to our friends and family through social apps, but it also contains our pictures, documents, lives – all on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Last July I had my iPhone stolen (also known as “Cherry picked”), which put me in a loop. I technically went through this challenge back then unwittingly. I ended up getting a $15 “burner” phone while I was on a 2 day trip, then replaced with an old smartphone to save money. Of course we know that a laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. The price of any iPhone on the black market is a couple hundred bucks – while you spend over $600 to replace it yourself. You might have insurance through renters or home owners insurance, but the...

Steelcase Mediascape

Steelcase Skype Cubicle: Office Furniture for Video Conferencing – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWork has changed. From the computers we use to the furniture we work on.  Steelcase is helping create better learning and working environments. Steelcase Mediascape Mini is a box that contains all the connectors so you can collaborate. Just connect the laptop or iPad and show your classmates or workmates what you are talking about. Steelcase also has a solution for video conferencing. They have created a booth that contains dedicated lighting, sound conditioning and more. On the other side is a monitor with camera that is set eye-to-eye. You can collaborate with other colleagues from different locations. Check out the Steelcase MediaScape line of furniture that has connected devices that feature one touch connection to the system in work or school. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com        

IOGear 5x2 Matrix

IOGear Wireless 5×2 HD Matrix Send Video to Different TVs – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at CES, IOGear showed off the wireless 5×2 HD matrix. This allows you to connect up to 5 devices – 4 inputs and one output. Additionally, a USB connection allows you to connect a wireless keyboard. You can then control a PS3 or laptop connected to the system. What IOGear 5×2 Matrix does is it lets you have all your Set top Boxes in one place. You can push those devices to a living room TV, bedroom TV, basement or other area with a monitor. A two TV setup will run you $399. Matrix 5×2 will be available at the end of March. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network

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Carbon Audio Zooka Bluetooth Speakers – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSZooka speakers by Carbon Audio Inc is a bluetooth speaker system for mobile devices. with two 30 mm speaker drivers, a 30 foot bluetooth range and 8 hour rechargable battery, the Zooka is perfect for picnics, playing in the backyard or wherever you don’t have a power source. With the design you can place it on the ground or slide on top of a laptop. Get Zooka Wireless Speakers at Amazon Now! Zooka is available for $99.00 Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

GoToMyPC by Citrix: Remote Connect to PC, iPad, iPhone with 3G

GoToMyPC by Citrix: Remote Connect to PC, iPad, iPhone with 3G

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOf course, GoToMyPC is a sponsor of Geekazine. But I do love this product. I am actually excited for all the Citrix lines of software – GoToMeeting, GoToAssist, GoToWebinar, and of course, GoToMyPC. It’s what powered our backend at CES. I ran the Back Channel video through my PC at home. I used GoToMyPC to connect to my machine and organize the videos for you to watch. The video enclosed, I show you how easy it is to install and run on PC, iPad and iPhone with a 3G connection. Thanks to GotoMyPC sponsorship of this episode! The Advantages to GoToMyPC The best part is you don’t have to take a computer with you. You could leave the desktop or laptop at home. Turn it on, load up the desktop client (you will need to install Java Runtime), then configure. You...

Belly-Bean: Lap Desktop – CES 2012

Belly-Bean: Lap Desktop – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBelly-Bean (at www.beancospace.com) is not a surf board, but a stylish lap-desk for your comfort. Place this on your lap, then set your notebook, tablet, mouse, keyboard or other devices on top. Belly Bean is a hard maple on top and EVA (Ethylene vinyl acetate) foam on bottom, to prevent heat transfer. EVA foam is a material used in diving and dry suits. Belly-Bean’s workspace allows for a 17 inch laptop. It is $49.00 and is available through the Belly Bean Web site. It comes in White, Black and Natural. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central

J5 Create Wormhole Station: Control Mac, PC from one Keyboard, Mouse – #CES 2012

J5 Create Wormhole Station: Control Mac, PC from one Keyboard, Mouse – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMost of us are starting to have a mixed environment. The fact that more Macs enter into a home means that households will most likely have both a PC and Mac, which they use in abundance. That is where J5Create is stepping in. Those Apple users know about this company, as they announce a new product, called the Wormhole Station. This J5 Wormhole Station – combined with a Wormhole cable – makes a mini KM (keyboard and mouse) switch. This allows the user to control a Mac, and a PC. The Wormhole station moves files seamlessly from one computer to the other. JUC100 J5 Create Wormhole KM Switch on Amazon A great feature of the Wormhole station – is a setting, which if you move the mouse cursor off one side of Mac screen, it transfers the cursor to the PC screen. The J5 Wormhole...

10 Ways to Make Google Hangout a Better Experience for All

10 Ways to Make Google Hangout a Better Experience for All

In the last couple days, the invite feature for Google+ has stayed open, which means we could start seeing an influx of people wondering what this new social network is about. We all want to connect with friends. One great way to do that is through Google Hangout. We can talk with up to 9 others on a single session, which is a lot of fun. However, sometimes it can be a painful experience if someone in the group is moving around a lot or not being courteous to others. So how can we all make our hangouts a great experience? Let’s give you 10 ideas. Create a comfortable environment to Hangout in You might be on a hangout for an hour or more. The longest hangout I was on so far was around 3 hours. Therefore, finding a great place to personally hang out is key to...

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