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Rosewill SP 7260 Computer Speakers for Movies, Music, Gaming

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIf you are looking for a sub-$100 set of stereo speakers for gaming, movies, or music, the Rosewill SP-7260 speakers will fit the job. These 60 Watt speakers have a range of 60 Hz – 20 kHz to capture a full range of sound. I tested these speakers in multiple capacities – as the replacement speakers at the TV and in the studio for music and podcasting. My results were a decent 4 ohm speaker for your listening needs. One issue I found with the speaker was the “wood case”. Inside I saw press board, over an oak board they had in the graphic. While pressboard does also give a fuller sound over plastic casing, I was a little disappointing over this feature that Rosewill mentioned. Another issue was the 6 foot 4-pin cable used to patch speakers together. While it worked for me,...


Disneyland Packing: Tech Gear You Can Take With You

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSGoing to Disneyland is an experience, so keeping the positive vibe is key. You will be taking lots of photos and video, along with running around the park all day. No placed to charge, no places to really relax for after the hour or more wait, you have a 10 minute ride and it’s off to the next attraction. Having some key tech gear to keep you going really helps. I brought a few items with me to Disneyland that kept me going all day. Here are what I recommend you should have. Tough Tested Rugged Weatherproof Charger With 8000 mAh inside, a fully charged Tough Tested USB charger is a great addition to your gear. It might be a little bulky, but it’s worth it’s weight at 10 AM when you need to charge your phone back up for the first time today....


Rowkin Bit Charge Wireless Headphones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWith the iPhone 7’s loss of headphone jack, you might be looking at wireless headphones for your music or movie listening needs. While I was on travel last week, I checked out the Rowkin Bit Charge. This is a Bluetooth headset that will give you about 2 hours of music and recharge in an hour. I can even use this for phone calls and as a headset microphone. While the latency won’t let you create music in Garageband, it will let you listen to music and watch TV or movies without issue. Pairing the headset is easy and it can pair with multiple items. The headset also has a microphone, so it can be used to answer phone calls, talk to Siri, or even record on Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope and more. I recorded a couple Instagram stories using the headset in a noisy...


Magix Vegas Pro 14: Comparing with Sony Vegas Pro 13

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIn May 2016, Sony sold audio products ACID, SpectralLayers Pro, Audio Master Suite, and Sound Forge. They also sold video products DVD Architect, VEGAS Movie Studio, and VEGAS Pro software. In September, Magix released their updated version of VEGAS Pro 14. Since I use VEGAS on the majority of projects, I updated to the new version. Being a $250 upgrade ($599 purchase outright), I wanted to find out how Magix improved the software. Three Versions of VEGAS Pro 14 64-bit There are three versions of the new software. Pro Edit, Pro, and Pro Suite. Each version supports 4K, 2D and 3D rendering, and capture from SD or HD-SDI devices, multi-track audio and video. VEGAS Pro adds image stabilization (through Mercalli V4), Titler Pro Express (NewBlueFX), and DVD and Blu-Ray disc authoring. VEGAS Pro Suite includes Boris FX BCC Match Move, Boris FX Key and...


HPE Tech Day Live Stream: The Future of IT Infrastructure 10-11-2016

Geekazine will be streaming LIVE at the HPE Tech Day in Anaheim, CA. The topic: Future of IT Infrastructure. All Times PST 9 AM: Building Up a Hyperconverged Stack – From Infrastructure to Management to Cloud – Said Syed 11 AM: Economics of All-Flash in the Data Center (3PAR) – Phill Gilbert 12:45 PM: Composable Data Fabric for Hyper Converged & Composable Infrastructure – Patrick Osborne,Wayland Jeong 1:45 PM: How Can My Data Center be as Efficient as a Cloud Giant – Gary Thome, Paul Durzan 3:30 PM: Where HPE is Taking Software-defined & Cloud – Ric Lewis 4:30 PM: A Snapshot Into the Future on where the Data Center is Heading – Paul Durzan


Cadaver Dans at Disney California Adventure Hotel

This week I’m at Disneyland for a conference. It’s also the beginning of Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween. So a lot of cool images and video might be coming through the channel. Including this one. The Barbershop sounds of the Cadaver Dans.


Panasonic Transmits Data by Touch

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS Subscribe: 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 – Dwayne The Rock Johnson...


Bell’s Palsy and my First 48 hours: The Important Facts

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSI had a life-defining moment this weekend. It affects my lifestyle, it affects my job, it affects everything. I developed a case of Bell’s Palsy. And although statistics are on my side for recovery, it doesn’t always mean I will fully heal or not have a re-lapse down the road. I’m just glad it wasn’t a stroke. Ok. Can you see what the issue is? MRI on the way! #hospital #geekout A photo posted by Jeffrey Powers (@geekazine) on Oct 1, 2016 at 12:48pm PDT The first 24 hours In hind-sight, I guess it all happened around 11 AM on Friday, September 30, 2016. I came home from a couple clubs where I play and work. I had a weird taste in my mouth – described best as when you burn your tongue. I thought it was the sugary soda I have from time...


Wonder Woman is Bi-Sexual?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS Subscribe: RSSThis week we’ll discuss Wonder Woman and her sexuality. For some reason, they need to identify her as bi-sexual. What does it really matter? The show started a little late today because of a Windows Update. Not happy with how Microsoft is handling updates nowadays. I was in Vegas for a conference. Check out some of the geeky pictures on the show. Checking out Rosewill Gaming Speakers: Checking out Deadpool – Drawing the Merc with a Mouth Morning Geeks Episode 22 Show Notes – Black Moon tonight – SCOTTeVEST OTG – Last Pokémon Master Book – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director revealed? (No spoilers) – Hulu goes Postal – Margo Robbie host’s SNL – Adventure Time cancelled – A Commodore USA 64C still running – Samsung US Washing machines Blow Up **New to This Week** – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children –...


Who’s Ready for a 5G World?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS Subscribe: RSSI’m ready for a 5G World. Better connection and more bandwidth. But when will it happen? I’ll go over what we know about 5G and when it might get implemented Checking out the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740: Checking out the Kodo II UAV: Winner of the Book and new contest HP Roar Enter for free here: or Become a Patreon for instant Entry: Episode 21 Show Notes – Brangelina, or Joane – National Comic Book Day – Jumanji (2017) – Real TRANSFORMERS from Letrons – GNOME 3.22 – Power Rangers Movie News including Bill Hader – Yahoo News Email Breech – Joss Whedon video – Note 7 is back – LEGO UAV **New to This Week** – The Magnificent Seven – Beauty and the Beast (France) – Storks Movie – Chicken People – Warcraft on DVD