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Monopoly – Who’s next? Google? Microsoft? 0

Monopoly – Who’s next? Google? Microsoft?

On April 3rd in 2000, Microsoft was found to have an “Oppressive Thumb” on their competitors and violated Anti-trust laws. In other words, Microsoft was a Monopoly. After further Appeals and litigation, Microsoft was ordered to share some of it’s application program interfaces for the next 5 years. It is impressive to see a company get to the point where they could be considered a Monopoly. I suppose you don’t have to be as humongous as Microsoft, or AT&T in the late 70’s when they violated the antitrust laws – but it does help.  And of course when you get to that level, you get attacked at so many different angles.

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.

IE, Mozilla, Safari or Opera 3

IE, Mozilla, Safari or Opera

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWeb browsers are just as debated as Operating Systems and Political affiliations. The Web Browser is the program that allows you to browse the web, so you want the best experience possible. And Just like Operating Systems you can also choose the web browser that you use. So which one is it? IE or Firefox. Maybe Safari? Maybe even Opera?

Memory Appliance – Violin 1010 1

Memory Appliance – Violin 1010

I remember the first time I bought RAM. I got 8 – 1 MB chips of memory for $40 a meg. Ah those were the days. Where’s the Pianer? Nowadays everything is getting “Farmed” – where the item is not directly attached to a single computer. A Hard drive farm allows scaling the size of your shared folders or whatnot with a few clicks of the mouse. If Microsoft and Intel get the Parallel systems running, then processors will also be Farmed out. So it only goes to say that memory is the next thing to go. Enter in Violin and the 1010 – an appliance that farms out memory. Using the Violin Intelligent Memory Modules (VIMMs), the DRAM based chips will send out memory to where it’s needed. You can use DRAM, NAND Flash or both, and the machine will support up to 504 GB of RAM.

This week in Tech History- 3-17-08 0

This week in Tech History- 3-17-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMonday brings This Week in Tech History – a look at what happened this week for geek.   Some Highlights of the week St Patty’s Day! DVD Players MIR Microsoft DOS BLEEM

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?

Episode 24 3-12-08 0

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

5 minute – This week in Tech History – 3-10-08 0

5 minute – This week in Tech History – 3-10-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLots of tech history all bundled up in 5 minutes. Of course, you can see the full outtakes on ustream.tv through the videos on Geekazine – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/geekazine Some of the History we go through A lot of discoveries with Uranus and Pluto. And a Trifecta Syzygy. Patents galore Microsoft Trials MacOSX server Palm PI Day “Watson! Come here! I need you!”

A look back to 1998 – Geek from 10 years ago. 0

A look back to 1998 – Geek from 10 years ago.

Ten years ago. What were we doing? Where were we going? I know I was working in a Call center on a popular accounting package that is now owned by Microsoft. I was living on the East Side of Madison, WI and I had just switched over from my 56k modem to a broadband connection (768 kbps, I believe) on my Pentium 75mHz machine. I also got my first Cell Phone. Let’s take a look back on where we were 10 years ago and see how that has changed….

Someone is always Challenging Someone – Apple iPhone vs. Blackberry 0

Someone is always Challenging Someone – Apple iPhone vs. Blackberry

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday in the Gym I was watching a report that Apple iPhone was challenging Blackberry for market share in the corporate world. I agreed with the report – Apple has a better user interface than the Blackberry, Blackberry is too expensive in their messaging systems and an iPhone looks a lot better than a Blackberry device. But then I got to thinking about it. Is this really news? I mean, yeah – we’ve got one company trying for a niche that another company has. However what company hasn’t tried to emulate or compete with another company’s corner-hold before?

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This week in Tech History- 3-03-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFound a few good resources, so this episode is jam packed with information. Check it out. This week: WWW introduced Modem AT Command Patents IBM XT8088 announced Apple Patents iPod Silly Putty Introduced

If GeoCities became a Social Network Site….. 0

If GeoCities became a Social Network Site…..

Last night I was on System Showdown talking about tech. They asked my thoughts on the Microsoft/Yahoo merger. I basically shot from the hip and said that Yahoo should stop “Dropping Landmines” and focus on not being bought out by restructuring.  It got me to thinking again on what Yahoo could change. I remembered that some time ago, I talked about what Yahoo could do to turn things around. One of the things I mentioned was if Yahoo Geocities became more of a Social Networking Hybrid.

Episode 22 2-27-08 0

Episode 22 2-27-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFeb Challenges almost over – My poor fish – adjustments on podcast board – Wish list for podcast and ustream.tv channel – Reading again – Win and iPod or Zune from Geekazine. Twitter – http://twitter.com/geekazine MySpace – http://myspace.com/geekazine Pownce – http://www.pownce.com/geekazine ustream – http://ustream.tv/channel/geekazine Digg the Podcast -http://digg.com/podcasts/www_Geekazine_com_Podcast_2 http://www.digg.com/podcasts/www_Geekazine_com_5minpod_2 Call the Hotline – 608-205-4378 email -geekazine (at) gmail.com  Skype: Geekazine Proud member of TechPodcasts – www.techpodcast.com Download the show– Subscribe via Zune – Subscribe via iTunes

Episode 20 2-13-08 0

Episode 20 2-13-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBorn Again Mac User Podcast -http://feeds.thedigitalmediadude.com/BornAgainMacUserShow – The Weather and my 4×4. Cheesy Pop up Ads. Switching Browsers? Twitter – http://twitter.com/geekazine MySpace – http://myspace.com/geekazine Pownce – http://www.pownce.com/geekazine ustream – http://ustream.tv/channel/geekazine Call the Hotline – 608-205-4378 email -geekazine (at) gmail.com Skype: Geekazine Download the show

Episode 19 2-06-08 0

Episode 19 2-06-08

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Yahoo, Google, Geekazine and OpenID. 0

Yahoo, Google, Geekazine and OpenID.

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s a new day at Geekazine as today we implemented a new system called OpenID. On Jan 30th, Yahoo will also be implementing OpenID. There are many different sites out there with OpenID signatures. What is it and how is it going to affect your web browsing habits. OpenID is a new ideal to bring Web 2.0 sites together. When the pre-cursor to web 2.0 started, you had to create a profile on each blog or forum to participate in the site. This can mean many hassles – remembering passwords (especially since some sites wanted more characters than others, or had other special requirements), emails back and forth to get your password back, CAPTCHA, and most annoyingly, filling out all the forms just to set up a profile.

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...

Episode #12 12-19-07 0

Episode #12 12-19-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast minute Shopping, 24 hour Podcast, USB drive giveaway going til Dec. 31st. Twitter – http://twitter.com/geekazine MySpace – http://myspace.com/geekazine Sponsored by Rhapsody.com. Get your 14 day free trial by selecting this link. Sponsored by Buy.com Get $10 off $200 in our Computer store Shop Now at the Apple Store for Holiday Deals My Odeo Channel (odeo/e9728eb8b41c2e72) Download the show (MP3) Knol – Cnet Ribbit? – Digital Trends SSD in your Gadgets? – Cnet USB DRM Restriction? – Wired OpenOffice Online Goes Beta – ArsTechnica Commodore Apple II – Yahoo On Geek.com: Replay TV bought out Playstation Pre-Pay Cards Vista Biggest Tech Dissapointment? Microsoft on Ebay – PCPro Background Check your Credit Card – TheStreet GM Saves Millions on Heat – Network World Match.com on Facebook – New York Times Video Bandwith – ZDNet Sony vs. Activision on Price – 1up RIP Web2.0...

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Weekly Focus #1- 11-11-07

Veterans Day. The day where we remember the men and women who have fought for us and subsequently died for our freedom. From the Civil War to today, Americans have given their life for their country. We remember that, and we honor that. Technology and War are two things that go hand in hand. The newest advances will give the advantage swiftly and sometimes without prejudice. Whether it was the first Bomber Planes in WW1, the first use of mobile communications or the nuclear assault on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Each advantage turns War into a new game. Whoever is on top of their technology game can turn a battle to their advantage. Remember the movie “Small Soldiers” (1998)? Action figures with a smart chip embedded in their systems start battling each other once activated. Today we have Robots that do things like disarm bombs and unmanned...

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Weekly Roundup 1 – Will Android beat Godzilla, Mothra?

I am reminded of the old Godzilla movies when I hear “Android”. But in all reality, this is not much different. We just don’t see a cardboard city get demolished by 3 guys dressed in costumes. Google has given themselves not only a humungous undertaking in aquiring Android, but also a new buzzword that has been passed back and forth many times in the last few weeks. Since it’s silent aquisition back in August, the news has been anything but ‘quiet’. Companies getting on the bandwagon, putting in the hours to make this thing a success. But the real question is – Is this something that the massess want, or will this become another piece of diregarded technology. It’s safe to say that everyone wants a phone that can do more than take phone calls. Text messaging has become more viable way of communicating. According to www.cellsigns.com, 79% of the...

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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #6 11-07-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEposode #6 – Length 38:16 [email protected] – 608-807-4379 Android Domination? – eWeek Facebooks’ New Ad System – Wired Microsoft’s First Test of Online – Offline Sync System – ZDNet WSJ.com Hits 1 Million Subscribers – CNet On the Geek: (www.geek.com) Windows Home Server Available Lenovo Will Discontinue IBM Name on Machines by Olympics Blackberry Software to Become Smaller and Cost Friendly USB Mobile Chargers TIME Votes iPhone Invention of the Year PC’s loosing Relevance in Japan – Yahoo Skype doesn’t work on Leopard? – eWeek Mac OSX Trojan – macnn PDF Spam back? – Network World Apple Tablet PC – CNet

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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...

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