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Geek Smack! – A weekly Podcast that is the flagship for Geekazine. It stars your host – Jeffrey Powers. This is a weekly podcast and Video Podcast that discusses technology news, geek news, reviews items and much more. Formerly the Geekazine Weekly Podcast, Geek Smack  is recorded live on uStream every Tuesday at 3 PM EST. Audio is posted soon after the show and the video is posted on once it is processed. Show notes for Geekazine Podcasts are found right at Geek Smack is a proud member of the Techpodcast Network – if it’s tech, it’s here.

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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...


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...


What is How to and Tips on this Online Auction

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSI spent some time on to try and understand what’s going on. I spent a Sunday working the site to find ways to win. I got my money back with a couple bids, but it definitely took some work. Let’s find out how it works and some tips and tricks I found so you can win. What is DealDash? DealDash is a website where you can bid on items or buy them outright. Here’s the catch – each bid you put down costs money on it’s own. Anywhere from 10-60 cents a bid, which is set by DealDash when you purchase bid packs. Currently it’s at about 12.5 cents per bid. Once you purchase your bid pack, you go into the auction area. You can start to bid on any item that is new and under $5 in the bidding process. Placing a...


How to Facebook Live Through iOS Using Wirecast Go, Teradek Live Solo

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSFacebook Live is a great way to run video, but you have no options for a lower 3rd, overlay graphics, watermark or anything else. There are two iOS apps out there that allow you to do that from Wirecast and Teradek. I show you what you have to do to set up the Live from your profile, and then each app. What You Need for iOS Setup The common RTMP url is: rtmp:// Set up the RTMP security key, if you streaming from a Facebook Page, go to Publishing Tools (top of page) -> Video Library (left of page) -> “+Live” Button (top of page). If you are trying to stream from your own profile, you will need help with the setup. set up a button. Get the LINK here. iOS Apps to accomplish extra options like lower 3rds Get Wirecast Go Get Teradek Live:Solo...


Sampletank 2 for iOS Walkthrough

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSToday I’m looking at Sampletank 2 – an iOS app that allows you to create grooves and samples for your DJ or acoustic rock shows. With over 1,900 high quality samples, you can create, save and play your works through your iPad or iPhone. Connect up a iRig Keys or iRig Pads for more control. Sampletank can be run in 2 modes – recording (Song) and live. In the live mode, set up your instruments and patterns you plan to play. You can change or mute them upon a touch. You can also adjust pan, volume, EQ, and reverb to get the right sound. Layer mode allows you to assign items to your MIDI controller, then recall by simply hitting a button. In Song mode you can create loops or samples. Create new patterns or choose from the pre-programmed patterns to spruce things up....


Moto-Z Force Droid with Insta-Share Moto Mods

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIt’s been a while since a phone had a cool addition that one can get behind. The New Moto Z Force Droid has magnetic modular add-ons including a speaker, battery and the item we’re going to look at – the Moto insta-share projector. Next. My thanks to Verizon for supplying me with this device. This is a review model, so I do not keep product. All Opinions are my own. Read about it over at About the Moto-Z There are Two Versions of the phone: Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid. We will be looking at the Force Droid, which is the more powerful of the two. The difference is the internal battery – 2600 mAh vs. 3500 mAh, both with a turbo charge option – and the Rear Camera – 13 MP vs. 21 MP. Get Moto-Z Accessories Moto-Z Pros...


Superhero Motorcycles by Marvel and Harley-Davidson

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS Subscribe: RSSMorning Geeks! Episode 17 show notes -Stardate 306367.99 – Happy National Aviation Day – Happy World Humanitarian Day – Happy Birthday to John Stamos, Matthew Perry, President Bill Clinton, and Orville Wright – Batman Adam West Burt Ward return sort of – Hulu snags Marvel Runaways show – Gawker to Close Shop – iPhone rumors and release date – Cancelled Star Wars games – Get the The The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit in a box set – Zendaya is the next Mary Jane Watson – Marvel and Harley-Davidson Team up to make motorcycles – Fan trailer of Obi Wan Kenobi – Super Mario Brothers in a whole new way **New to This Week** – Kubo and the Two Strings – Ben-Hur – Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV – Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World DVD – Ratchet...


HP Pavilion x360 4 in 1 Laptop Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSToday I look at the Pavilion x360 13 inch 4 in 1 laptop, which you can purchase here. This converts to a laptop, tablet, tent and stand for use in different situations. PRO The Pavillion x360 comes in multiple varieties. This is great because you can get the machine that will fit your need – whether it is a faster processor, more memory or larger hard drive. This one is the 6th generation Core i5 mobile processor with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. PRO The x360 is a laptop, tablet, tent and stand. With touchscreen capabilities, you can use this device your way. PRO Battery Life on the x360 is very good. Up to 8 hours production time and a couple days in standby. CON The tablet and stand mode does keep the keyboard exposed. This means you might get more table...


Large Diaphragm Microphones: Monoprice 600801 vs iRig Mic Studio

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIf you are planning to do some podcasting or music recording, you might be in the market for a USB microphone. Large Diaphragm microphones are great for capturing a full sound of a vocal or instrument. They can also be placed to capture an area rather than right at your mouth. We’re looking at two Large Diaphragm USB microphones – The Monoprice 600801 and the IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio. I am recording straight from these microphones with no post-processing. Levels will be different but you should be able to hear the results each microphone gives. BTW – I did get product from both Monoprice and IK Multimedia but opinions are my own. Monoprice 600801 USB Mic We’ll start with the Monoprice 600801 USB mic. This is a 6-micron sputtered diaphragm with a 22 mm capsule. The microphone records 16-bit 44.1 kHz/48 kHz audio....


Why Does BlackPanther Want to Sue Suicide Squad

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS Subscribe: RSSReddit user BlackPanther has stated he is planning to sue over Suicide Squad. The trailers had scenes of Jared Leto #Joker that were not in the movie. Can he win a lawsuit like this? Checking out Ram Mount Tablet Holder Also trying an audio version of Morning Geeks! iTunes and Google Play links shortly… Morning Geeks! Episode 16 show notes – The Transformers: The Movie 30 Year anniversary – Barry Jenner passes – Nintendo takes down the Power – Burger King and the #Whopperito? – NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration images of #Mars? – Pokémon Sun and Moon – Spider-Man Homecoming – #Prime Airplane – Gotham debuts #?MadHatter? – Why the Rio 2016 pools are green – An Android #Bug found? **New to This Week** – Sausage Party Movie – Pete’s Dragon – Ghost Team Full Movie – The...