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HP Elite X2 with Wacom Stylus Pros and Cons Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe first thing I ask anyone that is looking for a new laptop is “What are you going to do with it?” This is important because a gamer doesn’t want a business laptop and an executive might not want a laptop geared toward video production. The HP Elite X2 is a Business laptop. Running documents, getting your books in order, and of course email and web functionality. With the Wacom stylus and military grade standard, it can handle the situation. So let’s go through the pros and cons, then we’ll look at the overall specs. PRO – HP Elite X2 The x2 is light weight and no bigger than a standard tablet. The precision-crafted device is meant for funcitonality and style. A high-level enterprise executive will definitely look good with this accessory. Inside is the Intel Core M processor series. From the...

HP Pavilion x360 4 in 1 Laptop Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday I look at the Pavilion x360 13 inch 4 in 1 laptop, which you can purchase here. This converts to a laptop, tablet, tent and stand for use in different situations. PRO The Pavillion x360 comes in multiple varieties. This is great because you can get the machine that will fit your need – whether it is a faster processor, more memory or larger hard drive. This one is the 6th generation Core i5 mobile processor with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. PRO The x360 is a laptop, tablet, tent and stand. With touchscreen capabilities, you can use this device your way. PRO Battery Life on the x360 is very good. Up to 8 hours production time and a couple days in standby. CON The tablet and stand mode does keep the keyboard exposed. This means you might get...

Samsung: Introduces Series 9 Notebook – CES 2012 0

Samsung: Introduces Series 9 Notebook – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSamsung is showing off their sleek and sexy series 9 notebooks. Todd is in the Samsung booth talking to Andrew about this new notebook. It is the worlds thinnest notebook PC. There is a 31.3″ and 15″ notebook at just a half an inch thick. Extremely portable, lightweight and very useful. 100% aluminum (called Duralumin) – single part chassis. Keyboard backlit and built with Solid State Drive (SSD). One version will have an i5, other with i7. High resolution with 400 nit screen. You can take it outside and see it in daylight. The Samsung Series 9 notebooks will be available sometime this spring. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

eFun’s apen Series: iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry Stylus – CES 2012 0

eFun’s apen Series: iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry Stylus – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere are a few stylus out there so you can use an iPad without having to touch the screen. aPen is a company with a stylus for your use to a tablet. Whether it an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry or other device, you can revert to a stylus within seconds. Get apen on Amazon apen – which was being displayed by eFun – comes in many styles and colors. Most important, it’s shaped like a pen, so you can use it to write like you would in a notebook. It’s stylus like these that could help people start to use tablets more frequently, simply because they don’t feel like they are using a tablet. apen is available now. A1 and A2 ($79.99) are for PC, A3 ($129) is for Blackberry and Android, and A4 ($129) is for iOS devices Interview by...

Belly-Bean: Lap Desktop – CES 2012 0

Belly-Bean: Lap Desktop – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | 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 [cessponsor]

Geek Smack! #191: Google+ vs Facebook – Fight of the Century 0

Geek Smack! #191: Google+ vs Facebook – Fight of the Century

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS www.thegeeksmack.com – This week’s episode of Geek Smack! Happy post- 4th of July all. Hope you had your share of burgers and blowin stuff up. It’s been a thin weekend of news because everyone has been salivating over a new Social Network. Still, we have a full show of Smack for you, so here it is. Do you like the new format? Take my small survey and let me know! Geek Smack Sponsor board! Backup with Mozy, use code “Geek” for 15% off! Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month Sticher: Sign up, download and you could win $100 The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry –...

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Monitor Extenders 1

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Monitor Extenders

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you need another computer monitor – Maybe need to connect a DVI monitor into a Laptop that has only VGA only – then Display Link has the answer. Using Display Link and USB, you can connect a second or third monitor. DisplayLink also announced the USB 3.0 monitor extension. It is backwards compatible to USB 2.0, but with the 3.0 you can power a  23 inch monitor. You also don’t need external power cords. If your desktop or notebook has USB 3.0, then Display Link is a great add-on. Having an extra monitor to extend a desktop or mirror a station can sometimes increase productivity. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Worth Avenue Group Insures Digital Devices 0

Worth Avenue Group Insures Digital Devices

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWorth Avenue Group will insure your devices. Tablet, smartphone, notebook – Whatever you have, you can get it insured. They cover for multiple issues. If your best friend sits on your Kindle, that is insured. If you drop your iPhone, they’ll replace the broken glass. If you have a virus on your computer, they will cover the cleaning cost. They have been supporting and insuring K-12 classes for years now. They even support the peripherals that you use. If your USB drive gets damaged, they’ll cover that. Mouse, keyboard and heaphones get smashed? They’ll take care of that, too. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Mobile Edge Eco-Friendly Cases Let you Keep the Laptop in the Bag 0

Mobile Edge Eco-Friendly Cases Let you Keep the Laptop in the Bag

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMatthew Olivolo joined the TPN CES Live coverage with their lines of laptop bags from Mobile Edge. These bags will let you open the bag and not have to take out the notebook. Best part, it’s a green technology. In LAX alone, 12,000 notebooks are lost or stolen during scanning. By keeping the device in the Mobile Edge bag, you don’t loose or misplace the device while trying to get your shoes back on. Best part is you unfold and let it go through the scanners. Mobile Edge bags are also eco-friendly. It is made from corn stalks, so this bag reduced emissions in creation. Interview by Tom Newman of Fogview Podcast Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Toshiba SSD vs HDD Shake Transfer Test 0

Toshiba SSD vs HDD Shake Transfer Test

Todd was walking through the Toshiba booth when they saw this shake test. Basically the station was shaking a SSD and HDD at the same time. The idea was to show how data works when the hard drive moves. Moreover, how the SSD drive performs better in this situation. If you have a notebook with a HDD, then you should really wait for the computer to fully go to sleep before putting it away. However, with an SSD drive inside, not only do you not have to wait, it even closes down faster. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Monitor Extenders 0

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Monitor Extenders

If you need another computer monitor – Maybe need to connect a DVI monitor into a Laptop that has only VGA only – then Display Link has the answer. Using USB, you can connect a second or third monitor. But now, DisplayLink announced the USB 3.0 monitor extension. Display Link USB 3.0 monitor is backwards compatible to USB 2.0, but with the 3.0 you can power a  23 inch monitor. You also don’t need external power cords. If your desktop or notebook has USB 3.0, then the Display Link USB 3.0 is a great add-on. Having an extra monitor to extend a desktop or mirror a station can sometimes increase productivity. Display Link has been working in the space for years to perfect USB monitors. Display Link USB 3.0 interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central at CES 2011 in Las Vegas Nevada Interview by Andy McCaskey of RV News...

Worth Avenue Group Insures Digital Devices 0

Worth Avenue Group Insures Digital Devices

Worth Avenue Group will insure your devices. Tablet, smartphone, notebook – Whatever you have, you can get it insured. They cover for multiple issues. If your best friend sits on your Kindle, that is insured. If you drop your iPhone, they’ll replace the broken glass. If you have a virus on your computer, they will cover the cleaning cost. They have been supporting and insuring K-12 classes for years now. They even support the peripherals that you use. If your USB drive gets damaged, they’ll cover that. Mouse, keyboard and heaphones get smashed? They’ll take care of that, too. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Hands On – Dell Inspiron Duo 2

Hands On – Dell Inspiron Duo

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhile at Dell OEM day, we got to see Scott Hanson’s new Dell Inspiron Duo notebook / tablet. A pretty nice idea – flip the screen and turn the notebook into a touchscreen device. But the question is if it’s a functional device. The machine we looked at had a ATOM Duo 1.4 GHz N550 processor, 320 GB hard drive (SATA, not SSD), 2 GB memory and a 10″ screen. The weight on the machine was 2-3x that of an iPad. We got to play with the DUO for a short time, but I wasn’t really impressed with the machine. To begin with, I am not a big fan of the ATOM processor. It doesn’t seem to work as well, even as a dual core. I always seem to be waiting if I am multi-tasking. The flip to tablet form takes a while...

Congratulations to Nancy Jones, Winner – HP 2530p Notebook 0

Congratulations to Nancy Jones, Winner – HP 2530p Notebook

First of all Andy and I would like to thank everyone for participating. We had a good list of entries, which we randomized to separate names (some people entered all the codes at once). Andy drew the number and I picked the name from the list: Congratulations to Nancy Jones Nancy entered multiple times on SDRNews to win. Her multiple entries paid off as she won the HP 2530p Notebook from HP , Ivy Worldwide, SDRNews and Geekazine. Thanks to all who participated. We will have more contests in the future.

Win HP Elite 2530p Notebook from HP – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure 15

Win HP Elite 2530p Notebook from HP – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure

THIS CONTEST IS OVER. Thanks to all who participated. Within the next few days on Geekazine and SDRNews.com, you will be seeing some great videos on Converged Infrastructure. A new way of thinking in Datacenters and Server management. From redesigning the blades, virtualizing the network, to even monitoring and adjusting the network bandwidth. 6 – 30 minute presentations, and 6 – 8 minute one-on0one discussions with the presenters. The best part is that if you watch the videos, you will see codewords. Go over to Geekazine (right side panel), or SDRNews and you can enter those codewords in the form for a chance to win! What are we giving away? Well, it’s an HP Elite 2530p Notebook. It’s a Intel Core 2 Duo ULV at 1.2 GHz and a 3 MB L2 cache. It contains DDR2 800 MHZ memory, a SATA hard drive, DVD-RW, Mobile Intel GMA X4500...

Geekazine Adds an Easy Way to Get the Website on Your Mobile Phone 1

Geekazine Adds an Easy Way to Get the Website on Your Mobile Phone

You might have seen this picture on different websites. It’s a barcode. Just like with a magazine, this barcode is a unique identifier to the world. While it looks pretty, it’s function is simple: Get you to Geekazine.com Now if your already on Geekazine.com, why would you worry about this? Well this isn’t as much for your computer, as it is for your mobile phone. Let’s say you are on your Notebook and would like to get the site on your mobile phone. Instead of typing in the URL, just point the camera to this symbol and let it do the work. The best part is each page will have it’s own symbol. If you are looking at the Day in Tech History content, for example, then your mobile phone will go directly to the page in question. To use this interesting feature, all you have to do...

PureEnergy is Changing the Way You Power Your World Pt 1 – CES 2010 1

PureEnergy is Changing the Way You Power Your World Pt 1 – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS What is funny about having 2 teams on the floor is that content could be duplicated. While we kept a good lid on that happening, we still got a few duplicate interviews. But the best part about that is we also got two perspectives on the same products. Take this case – PureEnergy is a company that produces solutions for quick charging. While at Digital Experience, I talked to George about their mat charging systems. Andy McCaskey then talked to George at CES. So what do you do? I say – run them both. Therefore, in Part I, Jeffrey Powers talks to Pure Energy about their line of power chargers for all types of devices. Whether it be your iPhone, iPod, MP3 player, Kindle, netbook, notebook or even a few rechargable batteries – You have a one – stop shop to connect and...

Dell Buzz on Possible Phone? 0

Dell Buzz on Possible Phone?

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGigaOM’s OM Malik talked with Michael Dell about the company a couple weeks back. Michael made some statements whose predictions at times were no easier than determining Nostradamus’ writings. Yet other websites interpreted it in saying that Dell is hinting on making a phone to rival iPhone. While it’s not an impossibility, will Dell get into the market or are they playing on the media to ilicit a response from the public? The Quickcast is brought to you by Gotomeeting. Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days at GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. No credit card needed.

Can your Laptop Battery Really Explode? 6

Can your Laptop Battery Really Explode?

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Galaxy Note 7’s? The story of Exploding laptops is not a new one. The Lithium battery in your notebook expands to the point where it breaks the encasement. Dell, Sony and IBM ended up recalling a series of batteries to prevent computer loss. Today scientists announced they had made a solid, non-flammable polymer to replace the liquid electrolyte that is used to make the batteries. The science is new, and wont see the light of the public eye for 3 to 5 years, mainly because the polymer needs work to hold a longer charge. However, will this help the laptop not explode? A few years ago I dealt with an issue in desktops where they would either start acting quirky or stop working altogether. The result was what they called “Exploding Caps” – the Capacitors in the machines would expand due to...

Episode #13 12-26-07 0

Episode #13 12-26-07

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