Tagged: YouTube

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

Panasonic Transmits Data by Touch

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSTrying the dual live stream today on Facebook and YouTube! For the most part it was successful, with a small audio glitch at the beginning. Glitch only happened for a few seconds, so I left it in the video part. Audio was cut. Panasonic created a device that can turn your body into a data transmission device. You can then send information to others, or to devices with a touch. We’ll look more at this. I also talk about week one of Bell’s Palsy – watch the First 48 Hours of Bell’s Palsy video I posted. Finally, the show will be off the next couple weeks as I am on travel. I show off the HP EliteBook x2: Morning Geeks! Episode 23 Show Notes – Hurricane Matthew – Stay safe out there! – New York Comic Con...

Send Naked Selfies for Your Next Loan?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWould you send a naked selfie to get your next loan? It’s a thing in China and some people are getting caught up in it. Also talk about Orlando, my trip to Las Vegas, LG Urbane, and the hot coffee that came from the fridge. Morning Geeks! Episode 8 Show Notes: – E3 Gaming news from Microsoft, Playstation – WWDC and news of iOS 10 – Weird Al’s upcoming box set – Finding Dory – The CGI Carl’s Jr. Burger – Star Trek: Bridge Crew – Pete’s Dragon first look – Superman comes to Supergirl – Superman is the best equipped superhero

Is Snapchat Liable for this Car Accident?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Morning Geeks! Episode 3: – New Lara Croft for Upcoming Tomb Raider – Nintendo NX First Look – Is our Future Blue? – Playstation Lamp – Support the Spaceballs LEGO campaign – New Dr. Who Companion Announced – Nathan Fillion Heading to Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – New Shows on Netflix – Coming out this week: Keanu, Ratchet & Clank, IMAX A Beautiful Planet and the 20th Anniversary edition of Independence Day – Is a Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man 4 Possible? – This Weevel Beetle is called “Chewbacca”. Find out why! – A Star Trek Coffee Table Pinball Machine. The best Geek gift you could get me!   Finally, we look at how a Snapchat filter caused a wreck at 100 MPH. Should Snapchat be held responsible?


Cachefly: A Little About Geekazine’s CDN for Video, Podcasts

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt doesn’t matter if you are a podcaster, video content creator, app developer or gamer – you need a solid CDN to deliver images, audio and video across your program. The content needs to deliver fast and reliably so your customers don’t move to another website, show or game. When I lost my CDN in August, I did a lot of shopping for a new location. I had over 900 videos that needed a new home and a lot of work changing file names just to get back on track. I have looked at Cachefly in the past and was pretty impressed with their track record. So I moved over to the service. Why Do Podcasters, Video Creators Need a CDN like Cachefly? Sure, you can put all your videos up on YouTube and that can be pretty sufficient. However, some...


Geekazine and the Blip.tv Channel – Blip Closing on August 20, 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you haven’t heard, Blip.tv will be closing its doors on August 20,2015. I have used Blip to host video since 2009, so I have to find a new home for over 900 videos. In the meantime, I put together a little video on what’s going on and what you can expect in the next couple weeks. Will Geekazine become a part of MaxMakers? I have not made that decision yet. They ask for a 2 year commitment, which I get a little weary on. I have put in a request to meet with them, we’ll see what happens. What is Happening to the Videos You Posted? I have to download all 900+ videos and find a new home for them. Yes – Find a new home. Some will be archived at Archive.org. I am still working on a CDN option....


Google Hangouts, Photos and the Direction of Google Plus

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGoogle has separated Hangouts from Google+ and is planning to do the same with photos. Will YouTube be the next in this Exodus? Where does this leave the social Network Google+? In June of 2011, Vic Gundotra and crew debuted Google+ and the Google Hangout. A video conference service for up to 10 people to “Hang Out”. As a beta user and original Hangout member, we used to spend a lot of late night hours bouncing from one hangout to another. Since then, the Hangout feature has vastly improved. They switched to their own VP8 codec, giving an HD quality to the service. Bringing in an open API, many have built some great apps around the video service such as lower 3rds, cameraman, and more. Google has also changed the way Hangouts initiates. They created an IM environment which takes over...


Posting Video of Illegal Activities on YouTube – Should it be Taken Down?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis last week, Daredevil Steven Hoeg posted a video on YouTube of him jumping off the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. This is an illegal stunt that will cost him a fine of $400. However, the video stays on YouTube, which could make him more money and additional fame for just pulling the stunt off. Since Hoeg created a video doing something illegal, should that video be allowed to stay on YouTube? Youtube does have a policy for illegal activities. However, these activities are mostly limited to drug use, acts of violence, bomb making, choking games, dangerous content involving minors, or other acts where serious injury could result. This puts Hoeg in a grey area. It is dangerous but no injury happened. If Steven would have said “I dare you to try this”, YouTube would take this video down. Yet it...


Epic Games Releases The First Gameplay Footage For The New Unreal Tournament

The folks at Epic Games have been hard at work and now, they have finally put together a YouTube video. In it, they show off the very first deathmatch in the new version of Unreal Tournament. As you can see it is a very early version of the game. However, it’s enough to give you a glimpse of all the basic mechanics. At the time of publishing, I have just watched it and impressed with how good this looks already.  In the video, we got an early glimpse of the Weapon system in the new game, we also got a look at how moving around works.  Additionally, we saw a very early test map being used with a bunch of greyscale cubes and a greyscale map. Again, this was a really early version of the game that we are looking at here. However, if this is anything to...


Deja Lets You Turn Your Face Into Personal Emoji – TCDisrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNormally when I send a text I get a smiley face or a kitten frown from someone. Imagine if those Emoji would be of your face. That is what Deja is all about – turning your face into its own Emoji. With Deja you simply download the app, take a picture, align the facial features, then let the app do the work. It creates different icons for happy, sad, angry, confused, and other Emojis. Deja is available for iPhone, Android, Symbain, J2me, and even Blackberry devices. An API is available for companies to add those personalized icons in their app. Otherwise, use Deja’ chat to display your pictures. The app is free. Another interesting feature is these icons can be animated. The following is Kitty Purry (Katy Perry) on Deja with ROAR (above) by KatyPerry’sNo.1Fan on Youtube. For more information, check...


Apple Beats: What is Tim Cook-ing up at Apple?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Last week I was in New York for TechCrunch Disrupt. I got some great videos and tons of awesome footage of Times Square. However, when I returned my back decided to rebel from carrying 40 lbs throughout the city. Its been a tough weekend of recouping. Before the back siezed up I was able to hit some Friday garage sales with my brother. We hit an ultimate score – 2 totes full of in-box Spawn and Star Wars figures. We got it for a deal and are figuring out the next steps. If anyone wants to buy some, let me know. Last night’s TWIGG had a lot of great news. The Glass teardown found the device cost $150 to make – $200-250 with software and R&D. We had to ask why Glass was still $1,500. HP sent me 2 new devices...


A More In-Depth Look at Amazon FireTV

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Lots of great stuff this week as I prepare for NYC and TechCrunch Disrupt. Finishing up the NAB videos this week. Also catching up on some products I had in the wings for a couple months. The studio is getting a spring cleaning so it may look a little different. My office is a mess with boxes and gear I set to the side. I can barely walk through the room anymore! Still waiting on the Aereo vs ABC supreme court ruling. I’ll keep you updated if anything changes. TWIGG was awesome last night but I am having a hard time trying to really understand Google Hangouts. The service took my microphone sound and clipped it. Since I can’t hear my own voice, I had no idea until it posted. I’ll have it fixed by next show. Thanks to all that...


WeVideo Cloud Based Video Editor – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWeVideo is a great way for someone like me to really get video out to my Blip and YouTube services. The Cloud based video editor allows me to not have to carry a computer while I am on the floor interviewing people. All I have to do is upload the video to the service then do the editing on a tablet, phone or even a press machine. I tell it where to post and then send it off while I go do another interview. I talk with Krishna of WeVideo about the service. The big question is about uploading the video and using the service on hotel Wifi. Krishna eludes to the fact you might not want to upload RAW content – first set it to a reasonable MP4 bitrate. Once the files are up on the service the system brings...


The Changing YouTube – Trolls Beware!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I am officially a Google Helpouts mentor. You can ask me questions not only about Podcasting, but also help with Wirecast. Last night’s TWIGG was awesome collection of news. We talked about XE11, surgeons on Glass and more. I have officially moved TWIGG to its own YouTube channel – you can now find at youtube.com/thisweekinglass . Was in Tucson last week for Techonomy13. Awesome sessions from many people. Tony Hsiesh was the most prolific, as he talked about moving the company into Vegas and the change from shoes to much more. TPN Crowdfund is still going. T-shirts are great stocking stuffers! 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...


Why Apple, Google Bested Coca-Cola as Top Global Brand

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Was proud of iPad365 – not only on “New and Noteworthy”, but also on “What’s Hot” in Technology. I broke down and joined Empire Avenue. My stock jumped to $58.51 in the first two days. Does that mean I’m rich?  Spent the weekend relaxing – on Sunday we did Tandem Kayaking on Lake Monona. Not an easy task at times. Last night’s TWIGG we talked on XE10 and the upcoming GDK for Google Glass. I also tried Google Hangouts with Q&A. While I liked how it worked, in the end the quality wasn’t there. Not sure if the problem wasn’t as much Google as it was my Macbook Pro. I really need to find a way to upgrade my computer so that doesn’t happen again. CES planning is underway. This year – we’re doing a Crowdfund! Expect it to start Oct...


HDMI 2.0: What You Need to Know

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Laid back week this week. Finally tested out my Google Glass with the band – the packing tape over the power button seems to be working! We’ll see what happens over the next couple weeks, although its getting colder here (a actually had to pull out a jacket today!) Last nights’ TWIGG was an awesome show – next week we will be bringing on a guest and talk about Glass in healthcare. Day in Tech History’s 1,500th episode went out today. 365 episodes a day since Aug 10, 2009. Also continued to be attacked by brute force attackers. Had to increase security. A new website is in the works for podcasters. Something I have been thinking about since June. It will help bring a little more validity to shows. More info coming soon… Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download...

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Maker Studios Acquires Blip.tv

This actually happened last week, but I finally got the email this morning stating that Blip will be acquired by Maker Studios – on of the largest YouTube MCNs, with over 4 billion views monthly through 60,000 channels. The announcement went as follows: I’m excited to announce that Blip has been acquired by Maker Studios, a next-generation media company and the world’s largest multi-channel network of online video content. This means exciting things for the future of Blip and our community of talented independent producers. Your passion for creating entertaining, informative, and engaging video is part of Blip’s DNA. We want that collaborative relationship to continue. A few things that are important to clarify: the core Blip toolset (producer dashboard, video player and monetization tools) will remain the same; Blip.com will continue to operate as a robust entertainment destination; and the industry-leading Blip sales team will be ramping up their sales game....


Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Chromecast – It’s a Throwdown!

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA few weeks ago, Google came out with their newest streaming media device in Chromecast. An HDMI dongle that plugs into the back of your TV to watch applications such as Netflix, YouTube and more. In the meantime, the Parks Associates just released a report stating Roku has 37% share to Apple TVs 24% in the market. So which one do you want to get? Today, I am going to show you these three set top boxes along with their advantages and disadvantages.Then you can make an informed decision to purchase the set top box of your choice. Other Streaming Media First of all I want to state there are many other set top boxes out there. From Boxee, Western Digital and Sony to even gaming systems PS4, XBox One and Nintendo Wii. Certain DVD and Blu-Ray players also come with...


How to Embed Instagram Video on Your Blog, Upload to YouTube

Watch the Video on How to Put Instagram Video on Your Blog, Upload to YouTube Last night I recorded 15 seconds of my band on Instagram Video. A fun little project, but now I want to take these videos and put them in with others I created with the band. Further, I would like to embed the video up on the band’s website. Well Instagram Video makes it easy to do. Let’s show you both ways. Embed an Instagram Video: For this, you will use Chrome or Firefox. Navigate to your Instagram Video you want to embed. You can do this in Facebook, or from the Instagram page.  Secondary Click (aka Right-Click) on the Video Choose “Inspect Element”. A frame will appear on the lower half of the screen. This is a sandbox area for web developers to test out ideas. Secondary Click the highlighted line This will be the...


Who Will Buy Hulu – Will Hulu Even Sell?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Geek Smack! also running Live on YouTube – if you want to see the extra content, go to YouTube.com/geekazine Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. It was cold and rainy Sunday and Monday, so local event BratFest didn’t hit any record sales. Sad day as a friend passed away over the weekend. This Week in Google Glass Episode #3 is now out – Watch myself and Luke Wallace talk about the new technology. 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 264 Tech News: US Weapons Hacked Chinese group accessed weapons designs including the F-35 (the controversial air...


How to Set Up Your YouTube Live Events

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe just found out last week that if you have a YouTube account in good standing and 1,000 or more subscribers, you can get YouTube Live Events. Basically a way to stream to your Youtube account. In this video, I show you what you need to get approved for streaming, the process of setting up an event and of course streaming it. I use Wirecast for the software host (Get Wirecast Here). You can use other software, especially if you are setting up more than one camera. Also check out all the other tutorials on How to Record Podcasts including this video.


Darim V-Studio for Green Screen Video Production – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Planning to ramp up your video production using green screen technology? Check out the Darim V-Studio. You can set up a professional looking studio in an area the size of a cubical (4′ x 3′). This will create a virtual studio so you can get a more professional appearance. Whether making how-to videos for work or creating that new YouTube hit news show – Darim V-Studio could be the way to create a back drop to your show. Darim has multiple products to create multi-view or single view. The VS1000 and VS2000 are appliances that can do 2D or 3D background components. [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com

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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...


WIN a ROKU 2 XS – Also, Should We Worry about Getting Guns through the Internet?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS So it’s been a quiet week here in WI as we started to get Rain again and the yellow grass is slowly turning green. I suppose that means I have to start mowing the lawn again. Check out the new website – How to Record Podcasts (www.howtorecordpodcasts.com) a new website with information and how-to articles. Once again, we continue the Win a Roku 2 contest. This is the last week you can enter. You have until Friday. Watch the show to find out how to enter! 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 231 Tech News:   How to Prep for Mountain Lion – Apple Mountain Lion software coming...