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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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Sony Xperia Z3v is a Powerful Android Smartphone

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:38 — 204.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS In the last few weeks I got to use the Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone on the Verizon network. Being a big fan of the Z2 tablet, I was excited to really delve into the cool features of the Z3v phone and use in tandem with the tablet. Lets start with the specs of this device. The Sony Xperia Z3v is a LTE phone running Android KitKat. The phone has a 5.2 inch display on the 5.75 x 2.83 inch enclosure. The 3100 mAh battery allows...

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Interview Microphones: Shure SM58 vs. Audio Technica AT8004L, ATR-2100

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:38 — 628.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I chose to upgrade my podcast Interview microphone to something that actually had a longer handle. In doing the research, I found the Audio-Technica AT8004L had a lot of the features I needed, including the long handle. So when I received the mic, I had to make sure it was going to do as good of a job as my Shure SM58. I also realized that most podcasters also have the Audio-Technica ATR-2100 USB/XLR handheld microphone. I wanted to make sure they were represented as well....

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Kinoma Create: JavaScript-Powered IoT Construction Kit

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:57 — 134.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS While at SXSW, I got a chance to talk with Andy Carle, Ph.D. about Marvell’s Kinoma Create. This is a device that allows you to create and learn hardware and software through the “Internet of Things” (IoT). We stood in front of a Labyrinth as Andy controlled the marble using the Kinoma. This device does a lot more than that. You can learn how to create and setup many different things. We saw a LED light change colors with the interface and a basic Red...

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Saloote is the Best Way to Collaborate with Others Through Your IOS Device

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:42 — 206.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Sometimes musicians just want to jam with others. It gets difficult because there might not be others around. But Saloote might be able to help as it uses your iPhone to record and mash up videos to create your virtual band. Saloote is an app that allows you to sing or play an instrument with your favorite song. You could be all about that Bass, Happy, or just want to stay together. You record your track and look for other instrumentalists to help give you...

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Domainskate Helps You Protect Your Domain’s Intellectual Property

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:59 — 277.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS While at SXSW, I ran into Howard Greenstein, COO of Domainskate. We got a chance to sit down and talk about protecting your domain’s identity on the web and how can help in that. Big name companies have seen this – people try to cash off your idea. For instance, Apple Watch is coming, so there are hundreds trying to get similar domain names so they can try to get some of the massive traffic Apple will see. Therefore, Apple lawyers will be busy...

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Zuta Portable Mini Robotic Printer from ZutaLabs – SXSW 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:44 — 120.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS While at the Paypal lounge at SXSW 2015, I got to hear Sir Mix A Lot talk about the projects he works on. Thats where I first heard about Zuta. This is a personal printer that can fit in a bag and print anything when paired to a phone or other mobile device. Zuta Personal Printer The Zuta printer is a device shaped like a teardrop. The corner allows you to align the Zuta on the page (top-left corner). Pair your device to the Zuta...

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2015 Ford Edge First Drive

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:27 — 246.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Ford has redesigned their Ford Edge CUV for 2015. They invited me to come down to Scottsdale, AZ and take this car through its paces. I got to ride in one last year before production to check out the new park assist features. I also got a first-hand look at the newest version of the in-car computer called Sync3. Now it’s time to get an idea of how the rest of the CUV operates. About the 2015 Ford Edge The Ford Edge Crossover is clean...

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New HP Color LaserJets are 33 Percent Smaller, 40 Percent Faster

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:16 — 244.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS If you ever had to change toner in a printer, if you ever had to wait five minutes for the first print of the day, HP Small Business has some new answers in a faster, smaller color Laserjet. I am in New York City at the HP press event to check out these sleek new printers. New, Smaller HP LaserJet Color Printers The new series of printers include the Color LaserJet Pro M252, LaserJet Pro MFP M277 and the HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M552 and...

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Gibson ES Les Paul, Epiphone Gary Clark jr. Casino “Blak and Blu” Guitars

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:09 — 284.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS There was a lot to see at the Gibson booth for CES 2015. Aljon Go and I talked about the 2015 Les Paul line, now its time to continue to the holobody and acoustic guitars. ES-Les Paul 2015 Aljon first showed us the ES Les Paul guitars. Manufactured in Memphis, TN, this holobody has all the great features of a Les Paul with that deep-wood sound. Humbucker pickups, low profile frets and rolled neck bindings, this guitar will give you a sound and feel no...

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Gibson Guitars Celebrates Les Paul’s 100th Birthday with Innovation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:01 — 280.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS This year, Gibson is celelbrating innovation and the centenial of Les Paul with an improved series featuring the creator of so many items musical. I sat down with Aljon Go at the International CES 2015 to find out more about these great guitars. The new series of Les Paul 2015 models – including the Les Paul Junior Single Cut, Double Cutaway, Les Paul Plus, Les Paul Classic and many more – are all hand crafted and will contain features that every guitar player should use...


New YouTube Product Placement Rules: How to Create Content Going Forward

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:23 — 383.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Note: This is an interpretation of YouTube’s rules and could change at any time.  This is NOT AN OFFICIAL video of the rules. For more information on Product Placement, check out YouTube’s help page Youtube has made a major change that has many content creators up in arms. Yet they may have been working on flawed business models to begin with. We’ll look at this more in-depth on this 5 minute Smack! The Updated YouTube Rule on Product Placement Abigail Van Buren said “water may...

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Gibson’s Neat Microphones: King Bee – Stylish and Powerful

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:27 — 202.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I sat down and talked with Skipper Wise at International CES 2015 while at the Gibson booth. Skipper was part of Blue Microphones until they sold it in 2013. He took some time off, but Gibson wanted him to bring out a line of microphones for their brand. So he came out of retirement to create something pretty sweet. Its called Neat Microphones, and their concept is around the “Bee” line. From Beestro to Beehive, Bumblebee to King Bee. I got to see the Worker...