Category: News

News is defined as events reported through an outlet like reporter or other source. News comes in many forms. Newspapers, TV, Podcasts and video. Companies like CNN, Fox News and MSNBC are some news sources. Geekazine News is a little different than that, since our news is about the site. If you want to know more about what is happening at Geekazine, then come over to the news section

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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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You Can Play The New Unreal Tournament Now!

In case if you missed it, the folks over at Epic Games have published the pre-alpha build of the new Unreal Tournament. At the time of publishing, there are no official servers so if you want to host your own, then there will be a lot of work to do if you want to do that. In this build, you get access to a few maps and a lot of weapons. You also get the ability to play against bots. However, there are a few caveats here. As this is a super-early version of the game there are going to...

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Contest: Win an HP RDX Backup Unit and 2 TB Removable Disk

My friends at HP storage have sent me 2 HP RDX backup units to give away. These are disk backup units with a 2 Terabyte cartridge. The HP RDX unit is external USB 3.0 and perfect for backing up whatever you need. Whether a desktop, server, or other item, the RDX unit can be treated like a standard USB drive or – with the software – be able to backup your machines on schedule. Simply insert a disk and let it run overnight. The RDX disks are rugged and withstood drop tests, along with hot, cold and dust tests. These...

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Gaming Fun Comes To Wikimania 2014

Full disclosure: I am in the core organising team for Wikimania. For one evening only at Wikimania 2014, there will be a huge gaming event known as the Wikimania Games Corner. For one night, there will be a dedicated space to play a variety of games. As far as electronic games go, you will expect to find Mario Kart Wii(Nintendo Wii), OpenArena(PC/Linux/Mac) and Streets of Rage(Sega Mega Drive) to name but a few of the games that you can play. If you’re really lucky, you might be able to get your hands on the Elite: Dangerous beta and get a...

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GIVEAWAY: Win an OWC SSD (480 GB), Mac Memory Upgrade and More!

This contest has ended. Thanks to all who participated! In the last couple weeks I have been showing you how I upgraded my Macbook Pro with a new SSD drive, 16 GB of memory, Data Doubler (replacing the optical drive with another hard drive), and putting the DVD drive into its own enclosure. Now, you get a chance to win some of these items from OWC and Geekazine! Contest runs from July 8th @noon – July 29th @noon OWC 480 GB SSD OWC’s Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD can change the speed of any computer – old or new! When...

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Sustainability Blues: Drinking Water Issues Around the World – Further with Ford

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:13:32 — 1,009.6MB) If you live outside the US, you might be very aware of the drinking water issues. Inside the US – you might not know this but in the next 10-20 years you will be faced with a drinking water shortage. While at the Further with Ford conference in Dearborn, MI I learned about how the world deals with getting clean drinking water. The Sustainability Blues also opened my eyes in the fact this resource is getting taxed. There are 7 billion in the world with expectations of hitting 10...

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I Convert My Macbook DVD into a USB Drive with OWC SuperSlim

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:58 — 132.4MB) Since I put the OWC SSD into my system and moved out the DVD drive for another hard drive, I have parts from the Macbook left over – mainly the optical drive and older hard drive. There may be times I’ll still need the DVD, so I want to put it into an enclosure. Best part is I can use the DVD drive for any Mac or PC in the house. Especially since I just got an Ultrabook that doesn’t come with DVD drive, but did come with discs...

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Sale for $4.99 (£2.49)

As part of the Steam Summer Sale, one of the huge deals of the promotion is Skyrim.  The game is normally £9.99 but has been reduced to £2.49($4.99). At the time of publishing, there is only one hour left on this deal. So if you’ve been waiting for a good discount on this game, then now is the best time to jump on it. And jump on it now because this is a great game with a metascore of 94/100. For the record, I never actually played Skyrim. I wanted to do so but could not afford the hefty price...

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Game Sale Alert: Steam’s 2014 Summer Sale is Live

It’s that time of the year again folks. Valve has started it’s annual Steam Summer sale as of today. As of today, a lot of games on the Steam Store are going to be heavily discounted. There will be some daily deals which last for 24 hours, flash deals which last for up to half a day and deals voted for by the steam community. There will be new deals every single day. For me, the best deals to be had on day one are Mirror’s Edge(£2.45), Skyrim(£4.99) and The Witcher 2(£2.99). With new deals every day, it’s important to...

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I Upgrade my Macbook Pro with SSD, 16 GB Memory from OWC

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:55 — 192.3MB) I have a 2011 Macbook Pro which has been on many travels across the country. I use it for streaming, creating video, storing images from the cameras, and more. Since Mavericks was installed, the computer has been a little sluggish. My friends at OWC have noticed my pain, so they sent me a package including SSD drive, memory upgrade, along with the Data Doubler drive and external enclosures to put my old hard drive and DVD player. This is a multi-part video showing you how I upgraded the machine....

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Game Sale Alert: GOG.com’s 2014 Summer Sale

Hot on the heels of E3, GOG.com have started their own summer sale across their library of PC games both old and recent. Best of all, these games are DRM-free, meaning that you can put them on as many computers as you want. To give you an idea, the majority of their catalogue has been discounted by at least 50% and some games have been discounted by as much as 90%. Long story short, there are some great deals to be had right now. There will be some flash deals which will come and go pretty quickly, so if you...

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Sony’s E3 2014 Game Announcements

Sony held their E3 press conference to show off some of the games that are releasing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4. Some are new games, some are new iterations of existing games and some are exclusives. Without further ado, here is a comprehensive list of all the Games that Sony announced at E3 along with release dates. Destiny -available September 9th for PlayStation 4(PS4) with an alpha available Thursday and a beta available 17th July White PlayStation 4 with Destiny on 9th September Entwined – Available right now for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita The Order 1886...