Tagged: USB

Netgear Nighthawk x10 Smart WiFi Router Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe Netgear Nighthawk router is an 802.11ad router with a lot of power. In the short while I’ve had it, I have been impressed with the connectivity, along with the fact it actually can pull more bandwidth off my Internet modem. Let’s geek out over all the pros and cons. PRO of the Nighthawk x10 The Nighthawk x10 has a WiFi speed of 7.2 Gbps at the 802.11ac and ad levels. You can connect up to 20 devices, along with 6 Ethernet ports connecting up to Gigabit Ethernet, and 1 10 Gbps LAN port. 2 USB 3.0 ports allow for external drives or other device to enhance the router’s storage and power. 4 High-Performance Active Antennas allow for a large splay so you can access the Internet from a good distance. Performance to your Internet connection might see a small boost. I...

LaCie Updates 2big Dock with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLaCie has updated their 2big dock for desktop creators. This device can hold up to 20TB in a RAID or Mirror format. Compact Flash, SD, USB-A, Dual USB-C (TB3 rated), and Display Port connections so you can dock devices for file transfer, viewing, and more. If you need to go backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 2, you will have to get the Apple Adapter ($49). For content creators, this can allow you to hold over 650 hours of 4K video. You can also chain another 2big to add even more storage if needed. The Thunderbolt 3 version of 2big will be out in the next couple months. No price points have been set. For more information, head to LaCie 2big page.

IOGEAR GTD733 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Docking Station

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMaking a more versitile computer can mean creating a workstation so you have monitors to view projects, places to put mice and keyboards, and more. Docking your laptop to a device like the IOGear GTD733 also gives you more functionality through the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port. The IOGEAR Docking station gives you 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C plugs, DisplayPort, audio, and USB-A plug. The power delivery system allows you to charge devices. A 85W power delivery will be out later this year. IOGEAR also debuted a full range of docking stations, including USB-C for Macbook Pro.

Earin M-2 Wireless Earbud Headphones for iPhone, Android

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs we move away from wired headsets, we look for devices that will not only deliver great sound, but also stay in our ears. Last year, Earin came on the scene with a wireless earbud and power capsule to go with your new iPhone 7 or Lenovo Moto Z (both devices without headphone jack). The folks at Earin came on the scene last year with their M-1 earbuds. Bluetooth earbuds with a charging case for up to 9 hours of listening pleasure. This year at CES 2017 Bluetooth Conference, Earin shows off the new M-2 earbuds. These headphones now include a microphone technology so you can take calls, talk to Siri or Android Assistant, or record audio for podcasts or voice messages. The microphone drivers include a proprietary noise removal algorithm technology so you can have a phone conversation in a noisy...

Belkin Debuts Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBelkin showed off their Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock at CES 2017. The dock boast all the features that Thunderbolt 3 USB-C offers – Two 4K monitor support, 40 GB pass-through to other devices with Thunderbolt 3, and of course, an all-in-one station so you can turn your laptop into a powerhouse. What this Express Dock HD also offers is 170W power supply to charge your devices including that 85W laptop power need. This will give you enough power to also plug in hard drives, video accessories, and phones. On the Express Dock you will get 3 USB-A 3.0 jacks (one on front), audio out on front and back, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort, and 170W power socket. There is no pricing as of yet and shipping is “Soon”. Check out Belkin for more information.  

Tascam Track Factory is an All in One Box System

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you are not tech savvy and still need to set up a small recording studio, then Tascam has a solution for you. Track Factory is an all-in-one solution for you to start recording your songs and more. Jeff Laity of Tascam talks more about it. About Tascam Track Factory Track Factory contains an Intel NUC core i5 computer with Windows 10 and their Cakewalk SONAR professional DAW software. The NUC contains 8 GB RAM, 3 GB cache, a 256 GB SSD, USB 3.0 ports for keyboard, mouse, and other devices, Mini Display 1.2 port, Mini HDMI 1.4a port and both Ethernet and Wifi inside. This is a system in a box from @tascampro including computer for $1299 #audiorecording #namm #geekout pic.twitter.com/n77kBfQqDy — geekazine (@geekazine) January 19, 2017 The box is rounded up with Bluetooth 4.2, although it’s probably not best to edit...

LG G Pad 8.3: An Android Tablet with A Full Size USB Plug

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe latest LG G Pad 8.3 for Verizon wireless is ideally designed with 8 inches IPS multi-touch display and full size USB port in data sharing for ultimate tablet performance that you exactly need. It also comes with split screen multitasking through dual WindowTM technology to give you better functionality in the best way possible. LG G Pad 8.3 Specs When it comes to mobile tablet, this model will provide you with rear-facing camera in 5MP and resolution of 2560×19201 for better photo and video quality. The gesture shot will actually help you in taking selfies through simple hand motion. Transitions between preview mode and camera mode in fact automatically work through hand gesture. With this android marshmallow, you get soft light where the screen will perfectly illuminate soft lighting whenever you view photos for more beautiful selfies. The timer will support...

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Streambox Video Streaming Service with Google Glass App: NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI checked out Streambox, an alternate live stream service for those looking to stream an event. They have services for everyone from the podcaster to those expecting thousands of views. For simple streaming, Streambox has the iOS and Android app that can turn a phone or iPad into its own camera. Of course you can always use a computer and streaming software to send video to the masses. An embed code will allow you to post on your website or other locations. Streambox also has broadcast production gear including the Avenir Mini 2 – a HD/SD encoder with network bonding. You will be able to connect to Wifi, 3G, 4G, and Ethernet to get the strongest and most reliable signal possible. To help you understand the signal better, Streambox also has a Google Glass app available. This app is for the cameraman...

TYLT: Chargers, Cables With Fashion, Functionality – CES 2012 0

TYLT: Chargers, Cables With Fashion, Functionality – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBuilt to TYLT. They looked at the car charger cable, and wanted to make it look cool. That is what the TYLT charger is all about. They have cables for all devices, with tangle-free cords. TYLT also has a 1800 mA battery charger for your on-the road charger. Plug in the built-in cable and charge up. The Power Plan is a 5200 mA  plug that can charge an iPad up to 30%. These can replace those wall warts that you plug your USB device into. So you use this like you would plugging your phone or iPad into the wall, but it also charges the internal battery so you can continue to charge while looking for another outlet, or on the go. TYLT also has iPhone cases with a lens cover for your iPhone. The Cush is a designer case. The Power...

iTwin: Connect Two Computers Together Anywhere You Are – CES 2012 0

iTwin: Connect Two Computers Together Anywhere You Are – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSiTwin is a program that will connect two computers up, no matter where you are. As long as you have an internet connection, you can connect to the other computer and get files. iTwin breaks into two pieces, plug the first USB drive into one computer, the other you take with you. When you need to connect, just plug the other USB in, run the configuration, and get your files. Mac or PC, iTwin will connect to both. Get iTwin on Amazon iTwin is available for $100. Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]    

OWC: Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet, GripStand, GripStation – CES 2012 0

OWC: Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet, GripStand, GripStation – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOur friends at OWC were back at CES showing off the only UL-Listed in-wall solution for powering and recharging USB devices. The OWC Power2U wall outlet is a wall plug that contains two USB plugs. Instead of the USB adapters, you can plug the USB device into the drive. Slide the shutter to the side and plug the cord in. The Power2U knows what device it is, therefore, gives the appropriate power. Power2U also eliminates Vampire power – once you take out the USB cord, it stops supplying power to the outlet. OWC is also looking to the enterprise – especially on the iPad. The GripStand Station is a box that stores your iPads, and charges them at the same time. Unlock the padlock, slide up the unlocking bar, pull out the iPad with a GripStand, and your on the go. Get Gripstand on Amazon...

Energizer: Adding Surge Protection to Travel with iSurge – #CES 2012 0

Energizer: Adding Surge Protection to Travel with iSurge – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS while at CES 2012, we stopped by the Energizer booth to find out what they’re working on. We learned about their newest travel charger — called the iSurge. it is an ingenious charger that you can set your iPhone right on top of to charge. The newest charger is specifically made for micro USB powered devices. Equipped with three plugs, and two USB plug ports that share 2.1 amps. the device is surge protected, and the plug rotates 180°. Get Energizer iSurge on Amazon You can get the Isurge with iPhone mount on top, or without (if you have a different type of phone). The iSurge is available now for $59.99. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast network. [cessponsor]

Help Keep the Day in Technology History Podcast Going – Kickstarter Project 0

Help Keep the Day in Technology History Podcast Going – Kickstarter Project

One of the shows I create has been a labor of love. For the last 5 years, I have been putting together a timeline of technology history on posting on first a weekly, then daily basis. The Day in Tech History was first called the “Week in Tech History” when started in January of 2008. In August, I knew it needed to move to a daily show. Since then, I have recorded 7 days a week – 365 days a year going into it’s fourth season. The show had many great sponsors that have helped the Day in Tech History keep running. However – especially in the last year – Sponsors have been spotty. Besides, I never liked putting sponsors in the middle of a show – however, the cost of living pretty much told me I needed to do this. But then I had a revelation. Actually,...

10 Ways to Make Google Hangout a Better Experience for All 4

10 Ways to Make Google Hangout a Better Experience for All

In the last couple days, the invite feature for Google+ has stayed open, which means we could start seeing an influx of people wondering what this new social network is about. We all want to connect with friends. One great way to do that is through Google Hangout. We can talk with up to 9 others on a single session, which is a lot of fun. However, sometimes it can be a painful experience if someone in the group is moving around a lot or not being courteous to others. So how can we all make our hangouts a great experience? Let’s give you 10 ideas. Create a comfortable environment to Hangout in You might be on a hangout for an hour or more. The longest hangout I was on so far was around 3 hours. Therefore, finding a great place to personally hang out is key to...

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Un-Box Me: Warpia StreamHD Wireless USB to HDMI Unboxing – Mac, Windows Install

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Connecting your computer to your TV has never been so easy. Remember the days where you couldn’t even get a simple headphone jack from your CRT TV? Connecting your DVR, Roku, PC and more to the TV is as straightforward as connecting to the HDMI port. Yet the TV is now so thin it sets on your wall and your computer is not even close to it. You don’t want to run a long cable across the room to watch your movies via DVD and control the system. That is why we have wireless USB to HDMI. Using a simple dongle, you connect one machine to the TV. No wires, no hassles. Warpia has created a wireless USB to HDMI controller called StreamHD. Best part – If you have Windows 7 or Mac OSX, you can connect the TV dock to...

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...

Ramblings 6-28-09 – Where’d the Week Go? 0

Ramblings 6-28-09 – Where’d the Week Go?

Busy Week Thanks for coming to the site. We had another great week – busy week. It was a lot of fun and really productive. Post – HPTF Of course, we went to Vegas the week before to cover the HP Technology Forum Expo. Andy McCaskey, Kara Karsten and myself were working hard with interviews, product reviews and more. This week was planning to get some of the videos out to you. So far, we’ve posted the HP POD video on Friday and have a lot more coming soon. Summer of Podcasts – Podcast Carnivale This is what really took up the majority of the week. The last month I have been working hard in getting prizes together. Now it’s time to put a contest together. That is where the Summer of Podcasts comes in. Each week, Podcasters will be giving out codewords during their shows. We will...

Fretlight Guitars – Video Review 1

Fretlight Guitars – Video Review

This week for TVazine, we go through a review that I thought was all but lost. A couple months ago, a hard drive crashed and with it – a few of the video reviews I did early on that were not published yet. However, I do back up systems, and found that this video was saved in a backup I did the month before. It was a copy that I already edited down, so I couldn’t put it into 720 format, but I was able to do a little tweaking on it. I also am playing with some new title intros, so let me know if you like the new intro. In the meantime, we review the Fretlight guitar – a special guitar that connects to the PC via USB, then lights up the fretboard to direct you on how to play certain songs. This guitar is great...

Podcast Ep 88 – 5-27-09 – Last Week Here 0

Podcast Ep 88 – 5-27-09 – Last Week Here

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLast week in this place. I ate a lot of Brats this last weekend. Goodbye to friend ‘Supergirl’. Show Prep on Google Docs. Still need an iPhone App developer. Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on http://delicious.com/geekazine/88 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Lenovo S12 on ION Kumo or Bing – Microsoft in a transition The 10 TB Disc – All your music and movies on a DVD Win 7 Netbook Strategy Rethought iPhone Painting on cover of New Yorker Hulu LIVE – Dave Matthews Concert is the first Aneesh Chopra CTO – Senate approves Apple Accepts Eucalyptus – a...

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Sure Microphones SE-115, USB Microphone X2U, USB PG42, PG27

Todd Cochrane interviews Matt at CES Unveiled about Sure products and Sure Microphones. Included was: Sure SE-115 Single Driver Earphone 2nd Generation Dynamic MicroDrivers Integrated Mic and 3-Button Remote Multiple Eartips Carrying Case Included Shure USB Microphone X2U (Zero Latency Monitoring) $129.00 XLR to USB Adapter Supplies +48V Phantom Power 1/8″ (3.5mm) Headphone Output Microphone Level Adjustment Tri-Color Peak Indicato Shure PG42 USB (Vocals) and Sure PG27 (Instruments) -15dB Pad Voice-Tailored Frequency Response Cardioid Polar Pattern Also, Jeffrey plays with the PG27 and PG42 mics at CES itself on the Backchannel:

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Episode 34 5-21-08

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHTML clipboardNew Webpage design – More work – Need Notebook – Writing more – Winner of iPod/Zune Contest On this day: First Public Aquarium(1853), Star Wars: Ep 5(80), Atari7800(84), OSX Ships(01) Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Buy an iMac – Apple.geekazine.com Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Video Episode #2 – Don’t forget Power Supply 0

Video Episode #2 – Don’t forget Power Supply

Going to upgrade your computer? Don’t forget to update your Power Supply.

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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #6 11-07-07

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSEposode #6 – Length 38:16 geekazine@gmail.com – 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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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #4 10-24-07

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSShow #4 Notes – 10/24/0 Whats New with Mac OS X Server IPods and IPhones Help in Mac Sales? Windows MINWIN Wireless SD Card Half CD, Half Vinyl Comcast BlocksBit Torrent Traffic Dot ComFever Part II A New Napster Make Office 2007 Look Like 2003 Law Firm Uses Copyright Claim to Deny Use of Source Code SanDisk Lets you Take TV With You WEP Hacked The Incredible Shrinking Radio Worlds Smallest Mini-Tornado Singles on USB Canada Taxes Music Downloads Google 4 GB of gmail Storage Worst Gadget Invented The Tracking Jacket Links To Note: 32 Things You Can Do with Beer Apple in 2015 MakeYour Own Smartphone?

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