Geek Smack! #195: iCloud, LEGO Dragon Lighters, Deep Vein Thrombosis


Geek Smack! – Had to take the second half of last week off due to a personal issue. But all is better and we are back with a big show for you! Let me know what you think of the new segments “Into the Cloud” and “ Crap!”.

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Geek Smack! Tech News:

Android Trojan Horse Found
– Saves voice calls to SD card.
Apple iCloud Beta Released
– I have more spaces to put stuff into the cloud. YAY!
Wireless Signals Could Stretch 60 Miles with new Protocol
– Let the “It can cause Cancer” claims begin.
AT&T Throttles Heavy Data Users
– Before your undies get in a bundie, this is an issue only for a very limited audience.
Klout adds YouTube to Scoring
-Your Klout score just went down a little… or DID it?
New FCC Rule Keeps Underdog Channels On
– This channel will disappear from the lineup… oh wait… Government protection! YAY!
Foxconn Going Robotic
– With Foxconn’s safety record, this is either going to be a good idea, or the start of Skynet
Google Estimate 900,000 Servers
-OK, OK. This may be the Skynet, not Foxconn…
Wearable Tech Coming Soon
– You will never have to take your phone out of your pocket again.

Geek Smack Crap!

Get Meowtron to hang on your wall and keep all villians away. Wrap some gifts, then solve the Wrapping Paper Puzzle makes me wonder if you will try to wrap the gift correctly. Make Waffles into computer Keyboards with this Waffle Iron and watch out for the person with Brass Knuckles Grocery Bag Handle.

Geek Smack! Geek News:

– Flame from LEGO Dragon
Zombie – Baltimore’s 5K Zombie Run.
Glass – 3M Million Dollar “Break the Glass” ad
Cactus – Cable Tie Cacti
Action Figure – Get your Face on Action Figure

Geek Smack! Topic of the Week: Gaming can Kill You – Avoid problems like Deep Vein Thrombosiss

Remember the commercial with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) talking about Deep vein Thrombosis? Well you can get it for sitting too long. Blood clots form, then when you stand they travel up and block your heart. You could be dead in minutes.

A gamer by the name of Chris Stanifoth died after a 20 hour XBox Marathon. But the cool thing is you don’t have to be scared of doing the same thing. You just have to stand a little, sit ergonomically and do some simple stretches to keep blood flowing.

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