Author: Jeffrey Powers - @geekazine

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AmpRidge Mighty Mic S: iPhone, Android Boom Microphone

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:54 — 270.2MB) Today I am looking at the AmpRidge Mighty Mic S. This is a boom style microphone which you can use for your iOS or Andriod device – anything with a 3-pole headset. The microphone is small so it can fit in your pocket. A windscreen is provided to help keep wind noise down and a case is also provided so it doesn’t get pocket lint. The mic also has a headphone jack so you can monitor the recording. AmpRidge doesn’t give any specs to this microphone, but within testing...

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Tablift Tablet Stand Holds iPad, Kindle, Surface, Xperia in Bed

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:25 — 243.9MB) Sometimes as an entrepreneur, my work at home life can allow me to do a lot of cool things – no pants days, no commute work week and especially work from bed days. Whats cool is when I have some neat products to review that keep me in bed such as Tablift. What is Tablift This is an adjustable leg device that allows you to enjoy your tablet or phone hands free. Whether watching a movie, surfing through Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, or any website, you can lie in bed...

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Win Jabra Solemate Max Wireless Speaker – Contest

This is not just any wireless bluetooth speaker, its the geekiest one out there! With NFC connection, mobile device charging and 14 hour battery for music this is the king of the sound bars. You can win one here! All you have to do is enter below! Contest runs until September 30th, 2014. Check the terms and conditions for rules. a Rafflecopter giveaway Watch the video here:

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Jabra Solemate Max: More than a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker-Review

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:57 — 271.2MB) It’s tailgate time! You have your grill, you have your mini-bar. But do you have an awesome audio system to run the music through? Today, I’m going to show you the Jabra Soulmate Max – a speaker system for whatever you need. The Solemate Max is the largest of the solemate series. This 6.6 pound brick is set to blast some sound for long periods of time. This is also a great speaker system for all devices – mobile to laptop and even works well as a TV bar....

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Ninja Professional (BL660) with Nutra Ninja Cups – Unbox

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:47 — 358.8MB) I got a chance to surprise Jennifer. She is into smoothies and healthier eating, but never cared to much for our blender. The pitcher broke a couple months back and so that started the search for a newer – more powerful blender. About the Ninja BL660 This is a higher powered blender which helps in the chopping of harder items (such as ice) to make for better blending. The BL660 comes with a 72 ounce pitcher for big jobs and two single serve cups which convert to on-the-go drink cups....

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Dyson DC59 Animal – a Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner with Power

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:14 — 281.9MB) The Dyson DC59 Animal is a versatile vacuum that is lightweight and with an improved battery, it can clean whatever room you need. Like… My house… Dyson believes the DC59 will finally say goodbye to owning the bigger closet space-taking vacuum. With multiple attachments, you can clean the floors, then clean the drapes and finally the couches and chairs. The DC59 also comes with a MAX power button which you can press for those power vacuuming jobs. The V6 motor is 1 1/2 times better than the previous. Without...

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Comparison: GeForce GTX 760 vs. AMD R9 280 Video Graphics Card

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:01 — 412.2MB) I have a desktop computer that is approaching 5 years now. Yes – 5 years. I remember how I never had a machine for over 18 months. I now have 3 laptops and two tablets that I also use. Add to that the desktop really isn’t as obsolete in power as it would have been in 2004. So I’ve upgraded the machine during the five years to keep it working as best it can. New memory, new hard drives and even the upgrade of the video card. Over the...

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iPhone 6 Rumors Dissected – Why is it Called iPhone 6 Anyway?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:13 — 287.3MB) September 9th, 2014. That is the date of the upcoming iPhone event. The quintessential reset to the world of smartphone technology. But what are we going to see? Will a watch be part of it? “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” That...

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Canon EOS Rebel XSi is My Newest Toy

Long before I did video work and music and computer work, I was a photographer. Very amateur photographer. I ran the darkroom in High school and when I wasn’t playing in bands, I used to take my Fuji digital and snap pictures of other local bands around town. I never got into DSLRs because I was trying to work more with video. Even though DSLR cameras became more flexible, I always went with the pro-sumer models. It was important to get the right shot and the DSLR still needed an operator to focus as subjects moved. Last week I was...

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A Goodbye Letter to Foursquare – I Don’t Need another Yelp

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:19 — 83.7MB) Dear Foursquare. I know this may sting a little, but its time to say goodbye. I really enjoyed being the mayor in a few places, but now since I can’t check in – and I already use Yelp – I find your service redundant. Thanks for the memories. -Geekazine. It was John F. Kennedy who said “Change is the law of life. Those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” That is what Foursquare did – change. But did they change for...

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Review: Sony Xperia Z2 with Verizon 4G vs. iPad Air

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:05 — 374.7MB) “So slim and light, you forgetting your holding it” touts Sony in this newest tablet in the market. The Sony Xperia Z2 is a LTE-based Android tablet using Sony’s Trilumios technology. What is Triluminos? Its an approach to LED lighting that is different from most screens. Sony uses an uncoated LED inside a thin tube. The tube has what are called “Quantum Dots” of Red and Green. When electricity goes through the tubes, the wavelengths will determine the color. Blue is always the constant – emited via the main...

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Portman Wills Talks Big Data from Mobile Gaming – GSNGames.com

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:21 — 531.7MB) Portman Wills is the head data monger at GSNgames.com (Game Show Network). Brought in via acquisition in 2011, Portman’s job is to collect data to make the games better. GSN games is a more laid back game that caters to an older female audience. Portman talks about how they work different than games like Farmville or Angry Birds. They have famous games like  Steve Meretzky who leads a team of designers that come up with the next cool game. GSNgames is a support organization behind it. If they have...