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Twitter
is a website dedicated to sending short bursts of information. Founded in 2006
by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams and Biz Stone,
the company has grown to $140 million. It’s famous line: "What are you doing in
140 characters" is a mainstay for years.

Fact – @Geekazine,
@dayintechhist
and
@podcastmadness
are
twitter handles of Geekazine.

Famebit: Adam Hendle Talks Sponsorship, Google (Youtube) Acquisition, and Site Changes

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFamebit is a great way for YouTube creators, Twitter, Instagram channels, and more to make extra sponsorship dollars. Simply browse the listings and send proposals to those companies looking to promote their products. I sat down with Adam Hendle, General Manager at Famebit, at Vidcon. We talked about the Google (YouTube) acquisition, and if that affected how Famebit conducts business. The service is going through some changes, including a new website, iOS, Android, and a more pro-active sponsor search service. Adam also talks about the extensive community this service has around it. Creators collaborate, help out, and embrace the group. I can tell you first-hand that is true, for I have used Famebit to get sponsors myself. For more information, check out Famebit.com

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Can Smartphones Be Slowing Us Down?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYou’ve seen it before – You’re running to get to a destination, maybe get to the next flight, walk the street to your next meeting. You run into that one person looking down at their smartphone, oblivious to the world and slowing everyone down. You would like to curse at them, but you know you do it yourself. Are smartphones slowing us down? I just read an interesting article on Dineability.com. A popular New York restaurant noticed the service to be slow. They decided to bring in a group to see why. This group reviewed the surveillance system and noticed a trend that not made the servers slower, but the customer. The group had the restaurant pull up tapes from 10 years prior to figure out the problem. What they found was that the customer was slowing the process down because...

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AirSig Password Wallet: Write in the Air to Authenticate, Open apps

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I pull out my phone I have to run the unlock code, find the app I want and open it up. AirSig has a better idea – Press a button and write Facebook in the air to open Facebook up. Air signature to even unlock the phone. Stating that everyone has a different writing style, AirSign uses the accelerometer to map out your writing style. After all – you sign your name different than others do. If the phone recognizes your signature then it can open up. Here is how it works – the user holds the phone similar to a pen. They push a button and air-write their name to unlock the phone. Different commands could open different apps. If you write Twitter in the air it will open up the social network. I got to see how it...

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Voycee: Your History Free Social Network – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe easiest way to say it – it’s Snapchat for social networking. Voycee is an incognito social network. You create your post and send it. People read the post then it disappears into the night. I talked with Ilfan Radoncic of Voycee – suited up like the Men in Black – who showed me the network. He states there are certain celebrities and sports stars that want to post something and not have it blow up on social networks. With Voycee, there is no timeline, no archived posts. Nothing to say that post existed. You can say something that people can read in the moment and then let it go in the wind. Voycee is available now for iOS with an Android app coming soon. Sign up, post away. Or DID you? For more information, head to Voycee.me or you can Download Voycee...

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Mobilizr – Get Paid for Your Selfie – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI found a great way to make money off my selfie. That is with Mobilizr – a company that helps you promote your favorite brands and get rewarded for it. Lets say you like Geekazine. Simply send a picture through the app to promote it. This is a beta service for use. There are some campaigns up on the site right now which you would download the iOS or Android app to participate with. Earnings on Mobilizr depend on what the campaign offers. You can even set up your own campaign for other people to like. For more information, check out Mobilizr.net  

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From Austin, TX and SXSW

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I got to Austin early because travel prices were a lot cheaper. Sitting at a Red Roof Inn off Hwy 35. This last week was simply just getting things ready for this trip. Lots of video and Day in Tech History episodes set up for release. TWIGG last night was a blast. We debuted a new segment called “Glass Miami”. We also answered some live questions. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 – This Week in Google Glass Geek Smack! episode 292 Tech News:

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#GeekOut

What is #GeekOut ? What is a Hashtag? In this world of Twitter, Facebook and Google+, hashtags are used to give your voice some clarity. For instance, if I was talking about basket weaving, I would use #BasketWeaving for a hashtag. When someone is searching, those keywords could lead them to you, and ultimately, a friend in basket weaving. I have been thinking of many different hashtags that I could use to promote myself. In the last 7 years, I adopted two tag lines – For the Geek in all of us, and Geek Out! The first one – #ForTheGeekInAllOfUs – seemed a bit too long. #GeekOut on the other hand seemed to be to the point and really summed me up in two words. Therefore, #GeekOut was chosen. Do you Have the Rights to #GeekOut? No, nor does anyone else. It’s a tag only. However, its use...

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Twitter’s IPO: Is it Facebook IPO all Over Again? Geek Smack! 6th Anniversary Episode

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS 6th anniversary of the podcast is upon us! I started this show back in 2007 – named “The Show”. Fourth pair of Google Glass is going back to Google. This time, the camera died. I talk about it on TWIGG. My EmpireAvenue account is at 112 but more interesting is the numbers watching and listening increased. Crowdfund for CES is looking great – we’re planning T-shirts for backer levels. Getting closer to launching the new website to bring more validation to podcasts. I’ve been trying out StreetJelly in the last week – a website where you can listen to musicians playing live. You can even tip them tokens. I spent about 10 hours over the weekend working on my acoustic show once again. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes –...

Could Kevin Rose make a good CEO at Microsoft? 4

Why Kevin Rose Should be the Next CEO of Microsoft

Today, Steve Ballmer announced he will be retiring in 12 months. This was set to a lot of mixed emotion. In this world of high technology, CEOs seem to have a good exit plan – Bill Gates had Ballmer in mind when he retired and Steve Jobs had Tim Cook. Ballmer has no one in mind (that we know of). This could start people worrying about Microsoft’s direction. What Microsoft needs is s thinker. An innovator. Someone that will understand the corporate and consumer ends of technology. That is why I think Kevin Rose should be the next CEO of Microsoft. Why Kevin Rose as CEO of Microsoft? Kevin started early – creating Revision 3, Digg, Pownce and Milk. He has invested in ventures such as Gowalla, Twitter, Foursquare, OMGPOP, Square, Facebook, Chomp and Formspring. Rose took his company Milk and pretty much turned it into Google Ventures where he gets 300 million a year...

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Dyn: DNS for Consumers, SMB and Enterprise – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at SXSW I stopped by the DYN party. They had an extensive line-up of Americana, folk and roots rock bands, headed up by feature artist: The Dawes. While at the event, I got to speak with Matt Toy – VP of client services. He works with all customers, from free to Enterprise customers. For the last couple months I have been talking about Dyn for Enterprise, but with the home users version, you can do simple consumer items. For example, if you want to connect your DVR or a webcam to your DNS so you can log on and watch, you can do it. Twitter started on Dyn’s $30 service. They grew from there. Small mom and pop shops can also utilize Dyn’s lower-priced features to get their business running on the internet. You can find out more by going to...

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Shaq on Twitter, Beam Personal Assistant – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s the last day of my SXSW coverage. I started the day with breakfast tacos 16 floors above Austin. We learned about an analytics took that included Tumblr. From there I stopped by the blogger lounge where I found my friend Calvin won a Samsung camera. What was really funny was the fact he took a few pictures with it, someone from Samsung saw it and awarded him a Galaxy Tab 2. Congrats, Calvin! I stopped in another session – this one asking if Podcasting needed a reboot. The show had Colin Anderson, Roman Mars, Jesse Thorn and Helen Zaltzman. The group talked monitization, if Listeners are plateauing, Challenges and opportunities and What a podcast reboot looks like. Then it was back to the Blogger lounge as Shaquille O’Neil stopped by. He talked about how he got on Twitter and how he remembers when SXSW was music only....

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From PCs to Tablets and Google Glass

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS This last weekend was full of birthdays and car work. Catching up this week and having a hard time doing so. Next week is SXSW so I have to get the final plans put together. Also got another GoinSXSW and HP TechCast episodes up. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! Part I: Goodbye Cookies How Firefox wants to reject 3rd party cookies Windows 7 Gets IE10 Microsoft lets Windows 7 users get the latest version of Internet Explorer Real Tingline Spidey Suit Outfit that uses ultrasonic reflections to make a suit ‘tingle’ $132 Twitter Client Falcon Pro Android app...

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Revenge Porn: Is it Legal? How Far is Too Far?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS This week I’ll be tearing down the studio so a friend can stay over. Also thinking about re-arranging the studio a bit. The websites are getting some changes too as Multisite is running. Dorkazine switched over the weekend. Lots of learning curve involved. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 253 Tech News: 4K TVs to Ship Half million 4K TVs are expected to be purchased this year Windows Blue Coming A yearly update for your OS. Would you do it? LEGO X-Wing Fighter 1,500 pieces to build this Star Wars model Gates Lashes Self Did Microsoft drop the...

Geek Smack #250: How NewEgg Killed a Patent Troll 0

How NewEgg Shut Down the Shopping Cart Patent Troll

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Quiet week as I am putting together CES video and planning for the next trip. Last night’s thunderstorms were simply awesome but in the next 24 hours we go from record highs to seasonal lows and SNOW. That is why I am thinking SXSW which is right around the corner – which is why I started a new podcast called “GoinSXSW“. Planning some big guests coming on soon Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 250 Tech News: Google+ Bests Twitter The social network hits #2 over Twitter and YouTube Apple Goes 128 Apple announces 128 GB iPad. I...

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Compact Canon Powershot N Changes Button Design, adds WiFi – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI talked with Ben Thomas once again about Canon and their Powershot point and shoot line. He shows us the Powershot N – a new compact camera that changes more than just the specs. [cessponsor] Canon Powershot N The Canon Powershot N has the picture button and zoom right on the front. The back of the camera (view-finder) flips up so you can take a picture then flip the camera 180 degrees to take another picture. This will allow you to take photos up high and down low whiles still looking through the view-finder.  You can also take photos by tapping the touch-screen just like with a smartphone. The Canon Powershot N also has WiFi built-in so you can view and take pictures, then send to your favorite sites (email, Facebook, Twitter) or send to Canon’s Image Gateway. When you get...

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Are 3D Printer Gun Models A Menace?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Happy 12/12/12 day! Did some work in the studio this last week to spruce up the look. Also doing lots of recordings getting ready for the holiday season. Started the new Google+ Community for Podcasters – Thanks to everyone that has joined in! Tonight I’ll be chatting on Twitter with Mignon Fogarty – Be a part of future Podchats! Only 3 weeks away from the CES action! Head to TPN.TV for the live stream! Please Fill out the Geek Smack! Survey Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 247 Tech News: Apple Update on the Way Apple TV will add...

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Chrome, Mozilla for iOS – Will Apple Open Up the Browser Spot?

Wow. It’s a hot one. Early show this week to celebrate July 4th without doing much work. Happy Independence week, it’s a great time to reflect on what your forefathers did to give you the freedoms you have. It’s also a week to be and stay safe – don’t drink and drive, and certainly don’t drink and light off large fireworks. Also back from a big week at Ford. Lots of video coming soon! This week’s show is Ad-Free. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe to the podcast via: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine –  Geekazine Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 229 Tech News:

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Post – HP Discover Comments from Bloggers

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBloggers Justin Vashisht, Chris Wahl and John Obeto join Calvin Zito and myself on this episode of HP Tech Cast. The topic this week: What the bloggers saw at HP Discover. More important, is HP going in the right direction. There were many different things to see at HP Discover. From the expo floor, to the keynotes, and the Blogger lounge that HP puts together (this year with an Espresso machine). We talk about what HP has been doing in the last year, and how the Enterprise division has been really stepping forward to lead the way. The guys also talk about how they got to see some behind the scenes action for a bit. What it takes for this event to happen. A great conversation with some of the bloggers that write about...

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HP Discover Announcement StoreOnce, Data Protector 7, VC Direct Attach

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn this episode of HP Tech Cast, Brad Parks, Gagan Bhatia and Jay Levins join myself, Calvin Zito, and a host of bloggers that included Ilja Coolen, Howard Marks, Herman Montano, and others. They talked about the announcement of the new deduplication solutions for the HP StoreOnce Backup family at HP Discover. This is a way to enable organizations to manage risk as they deal with explosive data growth by protecting more data in less time. The new solutions are the first to deliver backup performance of up to 100 terabytes (TB) per hour and data recovery of up to 40 TB per hour in a single system. This is up to 3-5 times faster than the closest competitor. The group talks about how this becomes part of the infrastructure, as well as the reduced recovery time, increased...

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HP TechCast Ep 2: Roundtable at ProLiant Gen8 Tech Day [Podcast]

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI was in Houston, TX for HP Gen8 Tech Day and got to sit down with a few of the bloggers and HP Enterprise Gen8 team to talk about the advantages of upgrading to a Gen8 system. We set up a panel, which included: Tim Golden – CTO of ISS americas Brandon Fears – Product Marketing manager Hyperscale Business Unit Steven Schultz – Smart Storage Peter Groth – ISS Server Product Marketing If you are a blogger that would like to be part of this event, email [email protected] or twitter @geekazine or @hpstorageguy

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HP TechCast Ep 1: Tornadoes Above SNW [Podcast]

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn the inaugural podcast of HP TechCast, Calvin Zito talks with: Ray Lucchesi – Silverton Consulting Howard Marks – Deep storage test lab Calvin Zito – HP Storage Guy Rick Vanover – IT Pro Blogger at Rickatron They talk about the Storage Networking World (SNW) in Dallas, TX. The group discusses the changing storage area, how hard drives are not going away anytime soon, and more. All while tornadoes pass right above them! That’s dedication! HP TechCast is a podcast where Enterprise professionals meet with Bloggers to talk about trends in IT. The bloggers have a chance to get questions answered and learn a little more about the new technologies coming out. If you are a blogger that would like to be part of this event, email [email protected] or twitter @geekazine or @hpstorageguy

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Geek Smack! 219: Most inspiring Video on the Internet [Video]

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS What a week it’s been! Only problem is I have been mentally drained ever since I got back from Portland. SXSW was an awesome experience, and the Ford Mustang drive was better than anyone would have expected. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter –  Facebook Group – About.Me – Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! Tech News:   Apple iPad Sale -iPad 2 hit 15.4 million. Will 3rd Gen iPad surpass? Apple Responds on Heat Issues – 3rd Gen iPad runs up to 13 degrees hotter. Perfect for arthritis. HP Joining PC Group, Printers – Reorg happening at HP Windows8 on ARM – Not that many ARM devices will be available New York Times Chokes Free Content – Paywall getting larger for NYT content Browser for your Past -Lifebrowser...

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Snoball: Donate to Non-Profit Charities by Setting Triggers – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWesley Faulkner is the Digital Strategist of Snoball. He joined us on the TPN CES Live coverage to talk about this great website. Snoball is a great way to get donations to non-profit organizations. Log on to Snoball and set up a trigger to give money to an organization. Example: You can set a goal, and when you do, you can donate to a cause. So if so many people did this on social network (like on Facebook, checkin on Foursquare, Tweet with a hashtag), I could give X amount of dollars to my charity of choice. This also works with businesses – after so many Twitter follows, a business could donate to their charity. So many Yelp reviews, they donate. And if a Snoball goes viral, you can place a cap on your donations so you don’t give more than you can afford. There...

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Nvidia: New Tablets at Quad Core, Windows 8 (Re-imagining Windows) – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAt the Nvidia booth, we got to see the new Windows 8 tablets. Using touch-centric perspective, it’s going to be fast, fluid, and intuitive. The tablets are running on ARM processors. Thin devices and and performance. The Tegra 3 will be the only Quad-Core processor. We see the other tablets showing off the HD video, connected to a large screen. 720 and 1080p. The last tablet we see is the difference that Windows 8 does. A multi-tasking scenario is running. With a video on one side, you can see stocks or Twitter on the other. You can do a lot of different things on these tablets. The Quad-core tablets will be out later in the year. [cessponsor]

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