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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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Amazon Fire TV Stick vs. Fire TV: A Two TV Solution Under $200

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:17 — 375.8MB) Earlier this year Amazon announced the FireTV – a competitor to the Roku and Apple TV. Doubling the specs of both devices, this became my goto choice for over the top television. Now, Amazon has come out with their lower cost version in the Fire TV Stick – mostly to compete with Chromecast and Roku Stick. This $40 device plugs right into your HDMI port in the TV, with a combined power USB cable which – depending on the TV you own – can be powered right through the...

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Motorola Moto-X 2nd Generation with Bamboo Back

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:18 — 289.3MB) Most of my phones that I’ve owned made mostly of plastic – From the Nokia 910 to the Razr, iPhone and even the Nexus 5 I currently own. If I ever wanted another texture, I would buy the case. But a phone with a wood back – Better yet, a Bamboo back? What a change in experience THAT is… I am taking a look at the 2nd Generation Moto X in Bamboo, which is now available on the Verizon network. This is one of three backing plates for the...

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Taking the Amtrak Train: Walkthrough of the Roomette Sleeper Car

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:47 — 348.6MB) Jennifer and I took a vacation to New York City. Instead of flying out, we did something a little more unorthodox in this day and age – took the train. From Chicago to New York City, we clacked around the Midwest and East coast with the Amtrak Cardinal line, coming home via the Amtrak Lakeshore. An amazing experience that not only let us see the sights but also appreciated the travel. Walkthrough of the Amtrak Roomette Sleeper Car There are three ways to travel via the train – in...

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HERO4 Black from GoPro: Record 4K or 1080p 120fps

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:36 — 344.3MB) It’s been an awesome time here in Vegas – I’ve been covering a conference and during the down time I’ve been playing with this – the GoPro HERO4 Black edition. This is the newest GoPro camera for live action recording. You might have seen skydivers, skateboarders, custom car owners, and other groups create some awesome video and this little device is ususally taking the video. As you can see, its a little larger than a box of Tictacs – with the waterproof case you could easily fit it in...

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Podcast Microphones: Audio-Technica ATR2100 vs. IK Multimedia iRig mic HD

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (439.5MB) We have another podcast microphone showdown as I look at two USB podcast mics that you can use for recording audio. Audio-Technica’s popular ATR2100 USB/XLR hybrid microphone and IK Multimedia’s iRig Mic HD USB/iPad microphone. I have pitted the 2100 against the 2500 but now we’re looking at podcast microphone vs. podcast microphone. You can use these microphones with all iOS, Mac and PC software. These microphones will not work on an Android phone without 3rd party adapters. IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD This is a Condenser microphone only in USB format. The micro...

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The Future of Terrestrial TV with ATSC 3.0 and FUTURECAST

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:14 — 240.0MB) Last night I got to experience something just as amazing as the first television broadcast signal in 1928. Ultra HD content broadcast from a tower only a few miles away. With the new ATSC 3.0 format was a technology developed by LG and Zenith called FUTURECAST. I sat down and talked with industry professionals to find out more about this concept. What is ATSC 3.0 It stands for Advanced Television Systems Commitee. Currently, DTV runs on ATSC 1.0, which pushes a MPEG-2 or H.264 video across airwaves. This is...

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DJI Phantom II Drone: How to Assemble and First Flight

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:13 — 329.4MB) While in Vegas last week I became a proud owner of a DJI Phantom II quadro-copter drone. An amazing and stable flying unit which can be moved around using a remote controller. Today, the weather was nice enough to really take this for a spin. About the DJI Phantom II I have been excited to use one of these ever since I saw it at NAB and talked with Willis from DJI. The Phantom II is a RC copter that can run for 25 minutes on a fully charged...

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Veeam’s Non-Virtualization Tool in EndPoint Backup Free

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:57 — 121.8MB) Veeam announced the release of their newest line in Freeware – the Veeam EndPoint Backup Free. This is software for those businesses whom are not completely virtual but still need to tend to critical machines. This can be anyone’s machine from your Boss to your Mother. Veeam started around 2006 with a tool to backup virtual machines in Veeam Backup Free edition. The freemium model has worked well for them, and along with their other software Veeam continues to innovate. The Veeam EndPoint Backup Free is targeted for laptops...

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Hotel Room Walkthrough: Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:45 — 184.7MB) I go to events year round. During the year I stay in hotels across the country. About two years ago I decided to add a hotel walkthrough videos to my YouTube channel. Today, I am adding them to as well. After all, we all need to get away and find a place to stay. Additionally, I cannot add photos to the channel (yet). So without any further ado, here is the latest Hotel Walkthrough Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas NV. I have a room in the Terrace Studio in...

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Ergotron Workfit-P Sit-Stand Workstation for a Healthier You

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:16 — 289.3MB) I have a Workfit-D desk and I love it. I can adjust the desk at will to my needs and even stand to help stay fit. In a 8 hour work day, we can sit up to 7 hours – not counting lunch. When we stand, we promote positive blood flow and can even lower our blood pressure. Why a sit-stand desk rather than a static desk? You don’t want to stand all the time. Even though it helps with your blood pressure, equal time can help your feet...

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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...