Category: Podcast

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 blip.tv once it is processed. Show notes for Geekazine Podcasts are found right at www.geekazine.com. Geek Smack is a proud member of the Techpodcast Network – if it’s tech, it’s here.

height=30 width=140 alt="Google Groups">
Subscribe to Geek Smack!
Email:
Visit this group
Pressy 0

Pressy Adds a Programmable Button via Your Smartphone Headphone Jack

A successful Kickstarter campaign, Pressy is a cool button you can program and use when you need it. Whether it takes a photo, turns on the flashlight, or opens up your favorite app, the button can become a helpful gadget. Pressy comes with a keychain holder so you can store when not in use. Download the app from the Play store and insert Pressy. Alert the phone its inserted, then use it for whatever you programmed the button with. For example, I have one press opening the Pressy dashboard. Two presses and it opens up one of my favorite games....

HP-RDX 0

HP RDX Removable Disk Backup Storage for Archiving Data

A few weeks ago I conquered a challenge that a lot of Small to medium businesses don’t do. Backup my data. My friends at HP sent me an RDX unit with 2- 2TB drives to try out. The RDX unit is a external or internal USB 3.0 disk backup storage unit. The key is it can work in place of that tape system you might have or might still be using. The RDX removable backup system works by inserting the disk cartridge into the device. You can then backup the way you want. If it’s a single computer, copy files...

Illegal-YouTube 1

Posting Video of Illegal Activities on YouTube – Should it be Taken Down?

This last week, Daredevil Steven Hoeg posted a video on YouTube of him jumping off the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. This is an illegal stunt that will cost him a fine of $400. However, the video stays on YouTube, which could make him more money and additional fame for just pulling the stunt off. Since Hoeg created a video doing something illegal, should that video be allowed to stay on YouTube? Youtube does have a policy for illegal activities. However, these activities are mostly limited to drug use, acts of violence, bomb making, choking games, dangerous content involving minors,...

HTC-One 0

HTC One M8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5: Smartphone Throwdown Part 2

Last week I showed you the Samsung Galaxy S5 and all its glory. This week, we turn the tables and look at the HTC One M8. These phones are loaners from Verizon, so I thank them for allowing to use for comparison. Next up is the HTC One M8 phone. This device has a definite feel difference since its got a metal back design. You even have color options in gun metal grey, champagne, gold, and now red – which is a Verizon exclusive. The HTC One has added the UltraPixel module for depth of field. So if you are...

smartphones-slowing-us-down 0

Can Smartphones Be Slowing Us Down?

You’ve seen it before – You’re running to get to a destination, maybe get to the next flight, walk the street to your next meeting. You run into that one person looking down at their smartphone, oblivious to the world and slowing everyone down. You would like to curse at them, but you know you do it yourself. Are smartphones slowing us down? I just read an interesting article on Dineability.com. A popular New York restaurant noticed the service to be slow. They decided to bring in a group to see why. This group reviewed the surveillance system and noticed...

Samsung-S5 0

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8: The Throwdown Part 1

In this two part video, I take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 over the HTC One M8 – both are the latest Android phones for their respected manufacturers. Both of these phones are on loan from Verizon. After playing with the Samsung S5, I see why it s one of the top smartphones on the market. Samsung definitely takes the Android software and makes its own. A great camera, powerful battery and even more secure with its own fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone. Let s start with the screen. With a 5.1 inch phone using the AMOLED...

coke-experiment 0

Coke and No Smile: Could “Share a Coke” Social Experiment Backfire?

A couple weeks ago, Coca-Cola created a new social campaign – sharing a coke with a friend. On the side of the bottle, they put different names for you to share a Coke with. But does this social thought work, or backfire for sales of Coca-Cola? Coke is a major soda manufacturer. For years they have been the #1 Worldwide brand. In 2011 that started to change as tech companies Microsoft and Google wedged their way to the top. According to Interbrand, Coke dropped to #3 in 2013. Its looking like Coke will be dropping again this year, too. One...

scoop-spread-that 0

Cut Cold Butter with Spread That, Ice Cream with Scoop That!

The folks at Useful Things sent me two very interesting utensils to try out. Scoop THAT! and Spread THAT! is a knife and ice cream scoop that uses your body heat to keep the end warm and ultimately help you fill your bowl or butter your bread. How Spread THAT and Scoop THAT Work When you hold the handle of either utensil, your body heat transfers to the end of the scoop or knife. This is what makes these items push through a lot easier. Perfect when you are making the kids bowls of ice cream – you don’t have...

OWC-3 8

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

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 to install the OS and other drivers. In this video, I...

holographic-fireworks 0

Could Holographic Fireworks Replace Real Fireworks?

It’s 4th of July, and in the US that means fireworks – and lots of them. In Madison, we celebrate with “Rhythm and Booms”, which is one of the largest shows in the Midwest. However, there are always issues surrounding the event – mainly the cost of a fireworks show. A 45 minute show can cost upwards to 50,000 or more. If you want specialty fireworks, well that’s going to cost a little more. Add to this the environmental impact of Fireworks. A white firework consists of 75 percent potassium nitrate, 15 percent charcoal and 10 percent sulfur – according...

panel-ff 0

Female Frontier Pt 5: Panel Discussion – Further with Ford

In the last part of Further with Ford: Female Frontier, Chantel Lenard, Jenna Wolfe, Jennifer Senior, and John Gerzema come up for a panel discussion on what they talked about earlier. With one billion more women coming into the workforce, and most of them with children, they talk about how the workforce needs to adapt. If you haven’t checked it out, watch the first four parts to this event. The information about women entering the workforce is eye-opening.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:00 — 486.7MB)

john-gerzema-ff 0

Female Frontier pt 4: John Gerzema – Further with Ford

Part 4 in this session called Female Frontier, we listen to John Gerzema – author of the book “Athena Doctrine”. He and Michael D’Antonio went to 13 countries and interviewed 64,000 people to find out new ways of leading. John talks about people like Silvia Lali, who runs the womens’ house in Lima, Peru. She was fighting domestic abuse of women. This is a story about corruption and what she did to fix the problem. John talks more about the feminine values that could be the operating system of the 21st. century. Transcript: It is fabulous. Thank you so much,...