Have you ever searched for a fun cat image, only to find the same image come back up again and again? You might think that cat image is popular, on multiple websites. But no – it’s the same image because the search algorithm is resetting, therefore, changing your search results. The folks at NGD Systems […]
Microsoft is a company started by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975. Founded in Albuquerque, NM, the company moved to Redmond WA. Microsoft is a publicly traded company. Steve Ballmer is the CEO, while Gates is enjoying semi-retirement. Microsoft started by creating MS-DOS for IBM. After some legal issues, Microsoft incorporated and became it’s own company. They filed IPO on March13, 1986. Microsoft products include Windows (including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 7), Office 10, XBox 360, along with several business programs. Hotmail for email and MSN for internet networks.
Little known fact about Geekazine and Microsoft: Jeffrey Powers was part of the Windows 95 support team.
Most thermostats aren’t much to look at, but Johnson Controls and Microsoft have teamed up to build a beautiful smart thermostat called GLAS. This one will look great in your home. The device features a translucent touchscreen display. It was unveiled last year, but now it is ready for prime time. In fact, Microsoft has […]
It is no secret that Sony’s PS4 console has generally outsold the Xbox One ever since they both came out back in 2013. In fact the PS4 has been in the lead the whole time, even though some months have seen the Xbox One outsell the PlayStation 4 in the United States. And now, the […]
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The Windows Lumia 735 is a light-weight phone running Windows 8.1 and upgradable to Windows 10 when available. Our friends at Verizon Wireless have loaned me one for the last few weeks to use. The phone comes with multiple color back options to fit your personality. And if you are a fan of the selfie, […]
While at the International CES 2015 Gibson Booth, I got a chance to sit and talk with Carlo Libertini about Cakewalk Sonar. Carlo is a musician and songwriter, Grammy award winner and Melodyne specialist. Here, I learned a little bit about the Sonar software and the upcoming new version of Cakewalk Sonar Artist, Professional and […]
Cloud based laptops seem to be a great hybrid between tablet and computer. HP has come out with a great sub-$200 laptop in the HP Stream 11 – an 11 or 13 inch laptop running Windows software and internal hard drive of only 32 GB. However, with the free 1 TB OneDrive and Office365 (for […]
If you are a musician that has tried to collaborate over the Internet, you know latency of a signal can kill the session. There are a few companies working on reducing latency – Source Elements is one of those companies. While you cannot do a live jam session without issue, you can do some pretty […]
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This week it was about getting work done and planning the next moves. Sometimes the moves just come to me. Will be heading to NAB from a last minute sponsor, so making plans for Vegas again. Last night’s TWIGG brought David Esquire to the show. He’s been using Glass for photography. Luke and I try […]
It’s a big day for some coders as they are creating the next big thing at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon. Hundreds of geeks on their macbooks and notebooks coding for APIs from the sponsors. Microsoft, Google, Amazon are all at this event, along with some unknowns: dotCloud, Pearson , Twilio, OpenTok, GREE and many […]
On Tuesday, Microsoft officially launched Server 2012 to the public. This was a low key launch with a landing page with keynote videos. After, we got on HP Tech Cast with a few bloggers to talk about the “Cloud OS”. Calvin Zito joins me with bloggers John Obeto, Jason Lopez and Hans Vredevoort. We talk […]
I got the opportunity to talk with Chris Elliott – Senior marketing communications manager at Microsoft – about SYNC and Windows Phone 7. Of course, there are many models of Windows Phone, including the Nokia Lumina 900. Chris talks about how SYNC works with all phones – including that old flip phone you might still […]
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www.thegeeksmack.com – Happy New Year! As we start 2012, I get ready to do what I normally do. Head to Las Vegas, baby! Geek Smack! will be taking a 2-3 week hiatus as I put together the CES goodies. However, the Day in Tech History and the new show – iPad365 – will still be in […]
www.thegeeksmack.com – Last show of 2011, there are a lot of things we’re gonna talk about. Find out how I completely deleted Geekazine over the weekend. DOH! The status of my truck is not that great. iPad365 is ramping up with 3 episodes this week. Also, we are two weeks away from CES! Remember, we still […]
www.thegeeksmack.com – This last week after the trip to Detroit, had a very interesting week. Got sick, truck died. But I got through it. Jeffrey also talks about the holiday schedule and the trip to Las Vegas and CES in 3 weeks. Support CES 2012 Staff $25, $50, $100, Your Choice Geek Smack Sponsor board! Get a Roku – Prices start […]
Every Week, Jeffrey Powers will give you a Pre-cap of what will the Day in Tech History (www.dayintechhistory.com) will be talking about. Of course, the day in tech history is a daily rundown of technology history – 365 days a year. So there is always a new podcast to listen to! This is also a […]
Jeffrey Powers will give you a Pre-cap of what will the Day in Tech History (www.dayintechhistory.com) podcast will contain. This is also a CC – Share Alike, so use this video for your podcasts or video shows as filler!
This week on Geek Smack! XBox is updating their software for voice and gesture, plus getting ready to be your alternative to Over the Top Television.
CES Keynotes from Microsoft, eBay, Ford, Xerox and more. We look at the CES innovation awards from Lytro, Sony, Basis Band and more.
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This week on Geek Smack! Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales went really well. But with everyone occupying, where does this leave us?
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This week on Geek Smack! Spotify is announcing a “New Direction”. What could it be? Also Windows 8 might be downloadable and Pizza sleeping bags.
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This week on Geek Smack! With the Kindle Fire and nook Color coming out, will the iPad cut it’s prices? Goldman Sachs believes so.
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This week on Geek Smack! Daniel Loeb, a shareholder of Yahoo! calls Jerry Yang out
Ubuntu may be headed to mobile devices and TV’s (aka “Smartscreens”). That means another derivative of Linux will enter the market. Will Ubuntu disrupt the market?
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This week on Geek Smack! Microsoft might just make $444 million off of Android devices. Also, Steve Jobs book is out, Netflix drops shares, Rubik cube juggling and Pixar lamp costume