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Netflix DVD’s Are Due Today as Prices Change, Will They Charge for non-Returned? 0

Netflix DVD’s Are Due Today as Prices Change, Will They Charge for non-Returned?

Update 6:18 EST: Twitter users report Netflix is asking $14 per title if disc(s) are not returned. Update 6:28 pm EST: Starz announces they will cease content distribution through Netflix starting Feb 28, 2012. Today is the day. Did you make the change on your Netflix account? Are you going to pay $16 or more for DVD’s you don’t watch? Are you going with the streaming option? Two months ago, Netflix made the announcement they were upping the prices. If you joined at that time, you were given a choice – $7.99 for streaming and $7.99 for 1 DVD with a combo package of $15.98. If you were already a subscriber, then you could hold off until September 1st to make the changes. Well, September 1st is here. So now it’s time to put up or move on. Will you do streaming only? Will you do DVD’s only?...

Geek Smack! #199: Win a Roku 2, Steve Jobs Dad, Mario with Portals? 0

Geek Smack! #199: Win a Roku 2, Steve Jobs Dad, Mario with Portals?

www.thegeeksmack.com – Weekly Show of Technology news and Geek news. Segments like Geek Smack Crap and Into the Cloud.

Should You Abandon Your Blog, Website for Posting Articles on Google Plus? 1

Should You Abandon Your Blog, Website for Posting Articles on Google Plus?

Jeffrey Powers looks at Google Plus and asks if you should turn it into your personal blog, or continue with a brand you might have spent years building.

Geek Smack! #198: R2D2 Helmets, Android Malware is Up, Fox wants Hulu to Wait 0

Geek Smack! #198: R2D2 Helmets, Android Malware is Up, Fox wants Hulu to Wait

www.thegeeksmack.com – Weekly Show of Technology news and Geek news. Segments like Geek Smack Crap and Into the Cloud.

Are You Addicted to Google+ (Google Plus)? 2

Are You Addicted to Google+ (Google Plus)?

Hi. I’m Jeffrey Powers and I’m a Google+ addict. I was in a hangout last night that was going pretty well. We were talking about developing in different program languages. But there was a point where I stopped talking and listened (I guess I was getting tired). After 20 minutes of listening, I knew that it was time to turn off from the computer altogether. But I didn’t. Instead, a new friend jumped on and I stayed another hour. When I finally did get off hangout, I got up and noticed that those pesky dishes didn’t get done. I remembered that I filled the sink with soap and water, then filled the pans to soak. I grabbed a quick snack and sat down, looking at my email. Since it was GMail, I noticed the alerts (someone either friended me or responded to posts). That is what sucked me...

Why did Google+ Allow Animated GIF (aka Please stop the Animated GIF) 1

Why did Google+ Allow Animated GIF (aka Please stop the Animated GIF)

The animated GIF has been around for years. In early days, it was a way to send moving images in a low resolution format. Sites like Geocities would have tons of animated blinking signs and moving photos. However, it’s 2011 and the animated GIF pretty much looks like a bad picture. So why did Google+ choose to allow animated GIF files on their social network? Better yet, can I stop these things from loading up? Definition of animated GIF: GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. Compuserve introduced it in 1987 that supports up to 8 bits per pixel, therefore creating 256 colors. There are two types 87a (images) and 89a (supporting animation). If you want to read more on GIF, check Wikipedia. How Big is that Animated GIF? Let’s address the first problem with an animated GIF. They can be larger in size. Whereas a jpg is compressed...

Drawing Lines in the Sand: Google+ is Not Facebook. At Least Not Just YET… 1

Drawing Lines in the Sand: Google+ is Not Facebook. At Least Not Just YET…

There are a lot of people that snapped up the Google+ invite when they had the chance. It’s right now mostly made up of Tech-savvy and Social Mediates.  Since it’s introduction last week, there has been a lot of Buzz about it (no, not Google Buzz) – Some have even made the statement that they are moving to Google+ from Facebook. That may not be the best move right now and we’ll talk about why. The Google+ Project Google+ was created to compete with Facebook. Who are you and what are you doing with audio, pictures and video. Google+ is (right now) a social network. People sharing items back and forth with others, people commenting and giving a “+1” (compared to the Facebook Like button). Google+ big difference is how you catalog your friends. You can put them into circles, from the 4 categories they give you (Family, Friends, Acquaintances and...

Social Media Breakfast Madison 4-20-11: Jacob Harlow, Century House 0

Social Media Breakfast Madison 4-20-11: Jacob Harlow, Century House

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn the first half of the Social Media House – Madison, Jacob Harlow from Century House talks about how his business uses social media. He talks about making the experience personal and not being a “bot” on your Twitter or Facebook. Don’t worry about getting lots of followers, just the ones that give or bring you business. During the video, you will see shots of the Century House showroom. Social Media Breakfast is a non-profit organization with focus on educating people on networking. More than just social networking, it’s a morning meeting (usually around 7:30 am) to talk about how you can increase business using different social means. The video was shot looking at a window, which doesn’t always make for best picture.  

Dropbox Turns into Social Network with Frenzy for Mac 0

Dropbox Turns into Social Network with Frenzy for Mac

Dropbox is a Cloud service that allows you to place and retrieve files wherever you are. Since it’s inception in 2008, Dropbox has been a great way to share pictures, documents and more. But I never expected it to become a Social Network, too. Frenzy is an application for Mac OS X (what, no Windows?) that sits in the menubar and monitors the Dropbox shares. You add your friends to your lists. When you share a file, they can get notified. When they share or update a file, you can get notified. You can even update statuses and find out what is going on with the friends or colleagues in your network. Frenzy is a great option for those Small businesses that need to share files and communicate, but don’t want to do that through Facebook or Twitter. The Reality is: Frenzy will be a great way for...

GWP 2011-03-16 #181: Internet Up, Website Down, AT&T Buys T-Mobile 1

GWP 2011-03-16 #181: Internet Up, Website Down, AT&T Buys T-Mobile

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSApparently whilst doing the podcast, GoDaddy had 2 Legacy servers go down. Live.geekazine.com was down the whole time I did the show. Seems to be the norm last couple weeks – last week was the internet.  I’ll be heading to the Midwest Gaming Classic this weekend. Working on a Business plan for Geekazine. Also looking for 1 person to report on mobile devices. This will be a pay position. Check out the local reality music show Project M. Finally, I installed the Wibya Toolbar as a test. What do you think of it? Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening GoDaddy services saves you lot’s of money. Check out Geekazine GoDaddy codes Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month The video portion of this show...

GWP 2011-03-16 #180: My Most Challenging Show Yet 1

GWP 2011-03-16 #180: My Most Challenging Show Yet

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt all started with a long day at the proverbial office. One meeting turned into 6 and I didn’t get out until 8 PM. No biggie – I’ll just do a late show. Only problem was when I got home, there was no internet. An area outtage was reported by Charter. With no internet, I couldn’t put a show together, let alone record. I talk about what I did to make this show happen. I do have to apologize to the neighbor that I pilfered his/her internet to at least get this uploaded. Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening GoDaddy services saves you lot’s of money. Check out Geekazine GoDaddy codes Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month The video portion of this show is...

GWP 2011-03-09 #179: I Got Tigerblood, Facebook Puppies 1

GWP 2011-03-09 #179: I Got Tigerblood, Facebook Puppies

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPretty set back week here in Madison, WI. Nose to the grind, got a lot done. Working on some video reviews. Announcing plans for Summer of Podcasts contest this July – August. Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening GoDaddy services saves you lot’s of money. Check out Geekazine GoDaddy codes Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Snorg Tees: Choose from a wide selection of cool Tees! Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk Geekazine Myspace page –...

GWP 2011-02-23 #178: Will iPad2, iPhone5 Have Thunderbolt (Light Peak)? 1

GWP 2011-02-23 #178: Will iPad2, iPhone5 Have Thunderbolt (Light Peak)?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week I talk about what to expect on the Apple event on Wed. I suggest two items to the event – Thunderbolt on an iPad and iPhone5 and a way to tether the two. Will this change your thoughts to purchasing an iPad 2 and iPhone 5? Will Verizon have a bigger role in the phone and tablet? Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Snorg Tees: Choose from a wide selection of cool Tees! Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk Geekazine Myspace page – About.Me Page Be a part of the Geekazine Facebook Group Day...

GWP 2011-02-23 #177: A little about Wisconsin… 1

GWP 2011-02-23 #177: A little about Wisconsin…

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI take a minute to talk about the issues in Wisconsin right now. It’s been a powerful week where a lot of people could be loosing jobs. After that I get into the weekly content. The response from the OTT was pretty good – now it’s time to build on that. Not sure about SXSW yet. Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month 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 show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk Geekazine...

GWP 2011-02-16 #176: Scooby Doo Van 0

GWP 2011-02-16 #176: Scooby Doo Van

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHalfway through the show, I break out in Scooby laughs (don’t ask why). 720p test was a success, so we continue forward. Check out the new show in the Geekazine lineup – The OTT. The CES Rewind is coming next week – if you missed any video, this is your chance to check it out again. Call for old Huffington Post Bloggers – Check out the Pay model if Geekazine gets bought out. Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month 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 show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune...

GWP 2011-02-09 #175: Video Now in 720p 0

GWP 2011-02-09 #175: Video Now in 720p

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhat a monsterous 30 days. Almost done with CES videos, have to stop for the podcast. Working with Alteva on a SMB system and Unified communications 605-205-4731. Still working on going to SXSW. Truck broke in the snow. Heading down to Iowa this weekend, too. Video in 720p to test out. Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month 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 show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk Geekazine Myspace page – About.Me Page...

GWP 2011-02-02 #174: Geek Blizzard 2011 0

GWP 2011-02-02 #174: Geek Blizzard 2011

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe week has been a long one. Started with a local theft issues. Now we are on Geek Blizzard 2011. Closing a local website forum I’ve run for 5 years. Getting ready for the Packers in Superbowl 45.Happy Groundhog day. My first song for February Album Writing Month (FAWM) is called Punxsutawney Phil where did you go? Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month 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 show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk...

GWP 2011-01-26 #173: No Rest for the Weary 0

GWP 2011-01-26 #173: No Rest for the Weary

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI wanted to do so much this week, but there are 255 CES Videos to post. New videos coming hourly.Still working on New look to the Geek Bar. Looking for SXSW sponsors. New Charter Modem – Better performance? Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month 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 show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk Geekazine Myspace page – About.Me Page Be a part of the Geekazine Facebook Group Day in Tech History –...

GWP 2011-01-19 #172: Back From My Vacation (Sort of) 0

GWP 2011-01-19 #172: Back From My Vacation (Sort of)

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCES was a blast. Then I had to head to Dallas, which was also a blast. Now I have to put up tons of video… Not so much. This two week off thing is the first since Geekazine started. But now we’ve changed some things up. If you haven’t seen the video before, check it out with the new improvements! Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month 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 show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on...

GWP 2010-12-29 #171: Last one of the Year 0

GWP 2010-12-29 #171: Last one of the Year

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhat a show we have for you today! Boxes packed, 5 days to CES 2011. Interview spots still available for CES. Then it’s off to Dallas for 2 days. Because of this, I may not record a podcast next week. But I do want to wish you all a great and safe new year. Don’t forget to be responsible in partying this weekend. Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month 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 show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can...

GWP 2010-12-22 #170: Let’s Have a National Change Your Password Day – Dec 28th! 1

GWP 2010-12-22 #170: Let’s Have a National Change Your Password Day – Dec 28th!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS We had 2 things happen this week at Geekazine – First, a caller tried to give me a credit card number for help over the phone. I appreciate it, but this is not a help line like that. Second, we talk about Passwords. We have a national “Talk like a Pirate” day, why not a national “Change your passwords” day? Therefore, I put the challenge out to you – December 28th. If you haven’t changed your password in over a year, then it’s time to do so. Also on the show,  Happy Holidays from everyone at Geekazine! CES is only 2 weeks away and big changes are afoot. More snow in the Midwest and I’ve been shovelling. What are you going to get for the holidays? Finally, thanks to all the viewers of last week’s 5 Tech things. It was the...

GWP 2010-12-15 #169: Back from Austin, Dell OEM 0

GWP 2010-12-15 #169: Back from Austin, Dell OEM

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTwo hours back from Austin TX. I’ll be talking for a few minutes on what OEM is and why you might be interested in what Dell is doing. Also talk about the snow and the winter schedule for Geekazine Podcasts. CES is fast approaching and this 3 weeks will soon be gone. Finally, I will be on the 24 hour podcast this Saturday. Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Backup Now, backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Code “Geek” for 10% off! 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 show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk Geekazine Myspace page Be a...

GWP 2010-12-08 #168: A Listener Needs Your Help! 1

GWP 2010-12-08 #168: A Listener Needs Your Help!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAt the end of the show, I read an email where the listener asks for help getting a disabled friend a used computer. I think we can pull resources together and get him a new machine. What do you think? I also installed Wirecast 4 for 16:9 video, but the problems continue in the program. The audio did not process right. If you watch the video I recorded on uStream, you will hear the same problem. Luckily, I record audio separately, so I can merge the two together.  I also talk about the trip to Austin and CES. Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Visit gotomeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast. Sponsor: Backup Now, backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Code “Geek” for 10% off! Check...

Want to Co-Host a Show? Looking to Start New Content 0

Want to Co-Host a Show? Looking to Start New Content

If you have a computer, a webcam and headphones with Microphone and a desire to be part of a weekly show, Geekazine would love to talk to you. We are looking for 2 people that would like to do a weekly show. They would have to be available on Tuesdays for a half hour. Your show would be whatever you would like to talk about. You will have to agree to be available every week at your specific time for 6-8 weeks. If you are interested, contact me @geekazine on twitter, or geekazine at gmail dot com. Send me your concept idea of what your show would entail.

GWP 2010-12-01 #167: OW My Eye! 1

GWP 2010-12-01 #167: OW My Eye!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI put new contacts in this morning, and my right eye decided to have a fit. Therefore, you might notice the eye is a little red – Not to mention the mass amounts of blinking in the episode. First sponsor announced for CES. Luxor Hotel and Suites. Making plans to head to Austin, TX on December 13-15. Sponsor: Visit gotomeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast. Sponsor: Backup Now, backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Code “Geek” for 10% off! 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 show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk Geekazine Myspace...

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