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How to Configure the Mozy Backup

How to Configure the Mozy Backup

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn the last couple months, we have been talking about online backup through Mozy.com. It is a great way to take your pictures and audio off-site. That way if you have a fire or theft, you do not loose your data. It’s not the fastest thing in the world – but the more data you have, the longer the initial backup will take. Also, it is dependant on your internet connection – The initial upload took 4 days for me. They counter it by compressing the file before uploading. It encodes, then uploads the file using 128 bit Encryption. The Data Centers are SAS70 and ISO certified. You can change how fast or slow the update can take by moving the slider during backup. One thing I would love to see on the program would be a “Pause” button. While I...

Lexware Labs Sleep Cycle: Can I Learn, Sleep Better?

Lexware Labs Sleep Cycle: Can I Learn, Sleep Better?

Apparently there is a new iPhone application out there that lets me monitor my sleep cycle by simply sleeping with the iPhone at the corner of the bed. The application is called Sleep Cycle by Lexware Labs. It is currently a $0.99 app in the iTunes store as an introductory offer. The application is simple: Set the alarm for your wake time. For me, I don’t usually set an alarm – When I want to get up, I wake up. Nonetheless, I did setup the alarm for testing sake. I set the iPhone on the corner of the bed. They say you need to plug in the device to maintain power, but I am not ready to sleep with 115 Volts sitting by my head just yet. I had the phone charged up, so I left the cable on the computer. It did go through about 50-60% of...

HP StorageWorks x510 Data Vault Perfect for Any Home or Office

HP StorageWorks x510 Data Vault Perfect for Any Home or Office

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEditors Disclaimer: This StorageWorks x510 Data Vault is a review unit sent to me from HP. They asked me to test and report my findings. Although the Data Vault is a review model, my review is based on honest observations. Any questions – please refer to the review policy page for more information When I first pulled this device out of the box, I thought to myself – Wow. It’s not like my last Data Storage device. The last one was 3x the size, held 5 SCSI drives that didn’t even go to 100 GB, had two power supplies and weighed about 100 lbs. I looked like one of those guys in the Worlds Strongest Man Competition trying to haul that puppy up and downstairs when I moved it. All right — Let’s start with the basics. The X510 case doesn’t...

The Jabra Stone – Fashion to the Bluetooth Headset

The Jabra Stone – Fashion to the Bluetooth Headset

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe world of Bluetooth headsets has evolved. My first headset seemed like a monster compared to today. Still, there is a level of geekiness that supersedes the functionality the headset can give. That is why Jabra put out the Jabra Stone – a fashion – oriented earpiece for those who don’t like having a microphone stick from their face. The stone touts one big feature – no visible microphone. The headset is designed for fashion over functionality. All black with no visible buttons. The stone is Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR compliant. It works with Bluetooth 1.1 or better. Once charged, the device has an 8 hour talk and 12 day standby time. The headset can answer calls, do voice dialing and last number redial and can change in volume. In the review section, I go through and talk about the functionality of...

Unboxing the Epson Artisan 810

Unboxing the Epson Artisan 810

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe pull out and set up the Epson Artisan 810 All in one Printer. This is a fully functional copier / printer / scanner / Fax. We set up the printer to the network and make a couple print samples. **Before we start, I have to say that this device was sent to me by Epson and does not influence my review of the product. It is part of the giveaway on Podcast Madness this month. The Epson Artisan 810 has a few great features to it. The 3.5″ LCD touch panel allows you to move around easily. The 700 didn’t have the touch screen, which was frustrating. This one is a lot easier to handle. The Artisan 810 runs on the Claria ink system. That means the six toners give high-quality reproductions. The ink system is said to help reduce...

Star Trek Review

Star Trek Review

Not too many movies can get away with rewriting the franchises’ history without people grumbling left and right. JJ Abrams did just that. And best part – it made sense. I didn’t go to the IMAX . I decided that it was best just to see it in the theater. I wasn’t dissapointed. Yeah, at first I was getting a little preturbed as to how they were trompling over the timeline like a mad rush to a 50% off sale. Once the story started to unfold, it all made sense. It also made sense why Leonard Nimoy was in this movie and William Shatner was not. Story was about the beginnings of the crew – Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura and Chekov. In the first 5 minutes we witness the birth of James Tiberius Kirk and introduce the Romulan “Nero”. The Romulans were in search for Spock...

Castgrabber – Geekazine Video Review

Castgrabber – Geekazine Video Review

This week’s review is for the CastGrabber – an internet appliance that takes valid RSS feeds and uploads podcasts to your MP3 player. This video shows you a little about how the CastGrabber works. I also talk about the good and the bad – well, more of a wishlist to this Standalone Podcast downloader. One great feature of the CastGrabber is the fact you can connect most any type of MP3 player and get your podcasts. I connected an iPod, then a couple different generic MP3 players. Even my 64 Meg Creative MP3 player from 2002 worked like a champ! Price tag may be a bit much and I wished it had not only wireless, but some other items I talk about in the video. Nonetheless, it’s a great “Set it and forget it” type of item. Here is the video review for the Cast Grabber.

Review of the Android G1

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:

Free Quicken Online Service

Free Quicken Online Service

I know. I should use Quicken. My friends use it and it’s a great program to keep financial in line. Anything that can help me with my finances would be a big help – Then again, winning the lottery would do that, too. Intuit today announced that they have a free online service called “Quicken Online”. The idea of this site is simple: To anticipate your bills. When you sign up, you put in all your financial information. I was able to put in my bank info and my PayPal account. It then created a transaction history between the two. I could add more accounts like a second bank account, AlertPay account and a lot more.

Video Review – XShot 2.0 Camera Arm

Video Review – XShot 2.0 Camera Arm

In the 2nd installment of the Video Review, we take a look at the XShot – a cool little telescoping arm that allows you to take a picture of yourself or you and your friends. The Xshot is a small item so it can fit in a camera bag easily. It extends out 37 inches – Over 3 feet! To find out more about this item, check out the Video Review:

Double Review – WarmMe Mouse AND Video Streaming.

Double Review – WarmMe Mouse AND Video Streaming.

Sometimes it’s cool if you can work the 7-10 split. That is what we are doing tonight with the review of the WarmMe Mouse. It’s a mouse that warms up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. However, I also wanted to review some of the Video streaming sites out there. Therefore, I took the review of the WarmMe mouse and did 4 different versions. I took 1 take on each site and will be reviewing the results of: Stickam YouTube Mogulus uStream We will start with Stickam’s video:

Woopra – There it is.

Woopra – There it is.

In the last week I have been playing with this new program I saw last week on Cali Lewis’ Geekbrief.tv . I loaded up the program and tried it out.So far I’ve been somewhat impressed with it’s features. Woopra is a web site statistical analysis program. It gives you real time information as well as a timeline of who has been to your site, what pages they were looking at and how long they were there. You can put the code on more than one site and have all the data collected in one API.

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