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16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick 2

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...

Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs? 0

Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Citrix’ GotoMeeting – Free 30 day trial – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. You’ve been working at your job for years. You’ve made lots of money for the company and are the most loyal employee they know of. Yet, tough times are ahead and the company decides you are one of the 10% they have to let go to stay afloat. It’s a frustrating thing to have happen, but what are you gonna do? Now let’s flip that: You are at your job and survive the cut, but now you are in the position to take up a part of that person who was laid off. As companies like Intel and Google are looking at trimming the fat, it makes the average consumer wonder – what will our customer experience be without 10% of the workforce?

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True? 0

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True?

Wow. It was about a year ago I asked for people to send in thoughts as to what to expect in 2008. I also made some Technology predictions. But the real question was – How far off was I? This is actually part 1 of a 2-part story. This first part reviews the predictions I made last year and how far off I was. Part 2 will have this years predictions, including predictions from CEO’s CTO’s TechPodcasters and even a Psychic. So without any further ado, let’s pick apart my idiocy from last year: OLPC will have some growing pains. The first part of OLPC will be the easiest. Maintaining the machines will be the trick. Microsoft coming onboard will muddy the water, but they might be able to do things like offer a better support network to third world countries.

Review of the Android G1 0

Review of the Android G1

I got to play with a Developer Android G1 on Sunday (Thanks Abraham!). It was an interesting experience and something totally different from the iPhone. Here is what I saw:

Spam Bust Brings Spam Down – Is That A Good Thing? 0

Spam Bust Brings Spam Down – Is That A Good Thing?

No, I am not an advocate of Spam. I am an advocate of controlled email. If you ask for it, you should get it, but it doesn’t mean you should get your email shared for so called “3rd party” affiliates. For if they are no longer and affiliate, do they still have your email address? Last week McColo, a webserver known for trafficking of Spam, was taken down. The result was an instant drop of unsolicited email. IronPort – An E-mail security firm, said the problematic email dropped from 153 billion messages to 64 billion: A drop of over 60%. Other sites also reported a down spike in messaging. But is that a good thing?

This Week In Tech History p1 10-06-08 – The Apple Falls 0

This Week In Tech History p1 10-06-08 – The Apple Falls

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt was Ocober 6th 1997 that CEO Gil Amelio was asked to leave. Many people wanted Steve Jobs to come back, however it was a concern that it wouldn’t be the right move at this time. Michael Dell went on record saying that Apple should shut it’s operation down. Today, even with the stock issue last week, Apple’s market cap is greater than Dell and even Google. Of course we have some great products out of the turnaround and eventual comeback of Jobs. All from a company that could have dissolved back in 1997 Hear about this and a bunch of cool stuff on Part I of This Week in Tech History. Brought to you by Gotomeeting – Get a 30 day free trial, no CC required.

What if Microsoft went Open Source? 0

What if Microsoft went Open Source?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOpen Source seems to be a growing movement. Not everything is part of the “GNU General Public License” though.  Some have even gone as far to make their own Public License standard. Microsoft does have some Open Source to them, but what would happen if they took their Operating System to that standard? Would people accept the Microsoft OS, or would they finally make the switch to Linux? Brought to you by CareerSaver.com – 25% off Training materials if you use code “Geek08”.

I Pity the Fool – Bitstrips Friday 0

I Pity the Fool – Bitstrips Friday

Bein a little lazy this week. It’s really a Geek thing, right? Anyway I started a new series on Bitstrips called “I Pity the Fool”. Here is one of the strips.

Polls

Polls

Polls, Polls, Polls. We’ve been working on adding more and more poll information from you – the reader. Here are a list of past polls and their results. If you would like to see the current poll, go to the front page and check out the bottom right side. [page_polls]

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New Affilliate: Careersaver

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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...

Fakes on the Internet 1

Fakes on the Internet

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Fakes. Throughout time we’ve had to deal with those who want to pass something off as an original. Sometimes we are not fooled. Other times we go years thinking that it’s the real thing until some new technology tells us different. In the last week I’ve seen many fake photos of different items – most notably the Large GPS picture and Windows 7 screenshots. There is even a video out there that supposedly displays Windows 7 functionality. While impressive, it makes me wonder if someone is trying to pass these off to make a quick buck?

It’s the End of the DVD As We Know It (and I Feel Fine) 0

It’s the End of the DVD As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThat’s great, it started with video tapes, movies in the home at 8, Lenny Bruce is still not afraid. I remember when we got our first VCR. It was a Betamax and we had some of the coolest movies. Of course, the Beta went the way of the do do bird. Then it was VHS. Come and almost gone. Now it’s the DVDs turn. Earlier in the year the big question was “Who was going to replace DVD’s: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?” Now we know that answer – but does it matter? Blu-Ray players really haven’t been selling like hotcakes and if you have one, you know that it’s not the fastest thing on the planet. The ultimate irony is that Sony owned Beta and lost to VHS. Now Sony won with Blu-Ray, but will...

The Race for Energy – Can We Lower Gas Prices? 0

The Race for Energy – Can We Lower Gas Prices?

A barrel of Oil is 42 Gallons – but when refined, the amount of oil is 44.77 Gallons. From each barrel, 43.9% is turned into Gasoline (19.65 Gallons). 22.4% goes to Diesel (10.03 Gallons),

Bitstrip Friday with Bob Barker 0

Bitstrip Friday with Bob Barker

The facial features seem to need work from Bitstrips. But we’ll overlook that and post this weeks’ strip. Bob Barker from the Price is Right.

Customer Service – How Social Networking makes the job that much harder. 0

Customer Service – How Social Networking makes the job that much harder.

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS*Updated 03-13 -08. See Below Snafu.  Freedictionary.com defines it as “A chaotic or confused situation”. The word SNAFU is an acronym, in which most of it I cannot decode here, so I’ll fudge it a bit. Situation Normal All Fouled Up. If you were to go through a snafu a few years ago with a company, you would most likely grumble to your friends and family and then move on – Little impact on that. However, in this day and age, a Snafu can really come back to hurt. With Social Networking rising 47 percent year to year (according to Nielsen Netratings), this can really give companies a tough time if problems arise. But still, can social networking cause a company hardship because of a single or series of transactions?

We’re Closed – When Sites and Services like Stage 6 end. 0

We’re Closed – When Sites and Services like Stage 6 end.

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOink, Wikileaks, Stage 6, MisicBrigade and Yahoo Music. What do all of these items have in common, well, they all are or will be shutdown. The internet grows daily – new websites start, and new websites fall.  Sometimes you can pick up the pieces and turn it into a profit, sometimes it’s just a name in the dust. On Monday, DivX Stage 6 – a popular video website and used to pirate a lot of videos, has decided to close it’s doors on Feb 28th. The site let users upload their favorite videos to share. Some of them were legal, home-made videos. Others were pirated movies and television series. You could watch them right there, or you could download them and watch them later – considering if you had installed the DivX codecs. –Hear the...

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Geekazine Giveaway Rules Official Rules The following are standard rules in any Geekazine contest. Unless otherwise stated in the individual contest, these rules will serve as a base. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me @geekazine Geekazine contests do not require a purchase to enter (unless otherwise stated). Eligibility: Geekazine Giveaways are open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) and are 13 years of age or older. Employees of Geekazine are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Agreement to Official Rules: Participant entry constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth...

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About Geekazine Geekazine has been an online podcast and smaller news source since 2007. Geekazine primarily covers consumer technology and music technology, along with Enterprise tech, car tech, geek culture articles, and AR/VR. Most articles contain video, which can also be seen at YouTube.com/Geekazine. Geekazine receives 80,000 monthly unique visitors, with around 50,000 social media views, and over 11,000 YouTube subscribers. About Jeffrey Powers Podcasting & videocasting since 2007, Jeffrey Powers interviews, reviews and discusses with industry leaders. Jeffrey Powers twitter – @geekazine – Geekazine Facebook – Geekazine Google+ Copyright, Other Legal Information Geekazine is copyright 2017, JMP Enterprise. Shows “Morning Geeks!”,  and “Day in Tech History” are trademarks of Geekazine.com and Jeffrey Powers. Contact Information: 5204 Manitowoc Pkwy Madison WI 53705 Additional address information will be sent upon request. Please email geekazine [at] gmail.com or call 608-205-4378 for more information. Interviews: Geekazine will conduct interviews at any time the Interviewee...

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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #2 10-10-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Show #2 Notes – 10/10/07 Length: 41:20 Nobel Prize Awarded for Hard Drive Pioneers Top Ten Strategic Technologies Seagate Hybrid Drive Vista and XP Service Packs Due Out… Next Year… Linux Wants Open BIOS Right Side or Left? NIN dumps Their Label RIAA – 1, Family – 0… Literally. Radios at Work Rhapsody On TiVO LINUX – The Preferred Server of Phishers 10 Years of Slashdot Invisibility Cloak? Stop Snoring Pillow Precision Butter Cutter? Links To Note: http://web.archive.org

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