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Sleep Pods to Promote FX new TV Show “The Strain” – SXSW 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:51 — 58.3MB) Walking the streets of Austin for SXSW does two things – it destroys your shoes and it tires you out. That is why I stopped into this building, which promoted rejuvination and relaxation through sleep. I ended up getting to know more about this area and the new FX TV show called “The Strain” (coming in July). In this video, I talk with Raimy of FX Networks, talking about “the Strain Transformation Station”. About the Sleep Pods Within the quiet area were pods which you could crawl into for...

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Is Office for iPad Too Late in the Game?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:22 — 40.1MB) This week it was about getting work done and planning the next moves. Sometimes the moves just come to me. Will be heading to NAB from a last minute sponsor, so making plans for Vegas again. Last night’s TWIGG brought David Esquire to the show. He’s been using Glass for photography. Luke and I try to keep the lid off this episode. But karaoke must be sung! The Absolute LoJack Challenge is over. Congrats to Rust and Wendy as they won 1 year subscriptions to Absolute LoJack. Hotline –...

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Contour Roller Mouse Red for Ergonomic Environment – SXSW 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:41 — 137.3MB) The mouse has been a part of our computers for years. Even though its been replaced by touchscreens and pads, there are still many professions that really need a mouse over a touch device. Creating video or music – for example – or even just doing some blogging and more. Contour has been around since 1995 making a mouse that helps elevate the issues.  From the standard mouse design to this Roller Mouse Red, Contour has continually strives to make the most comfortable mouse out there. Roller Mouse Red...

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Sony Cybershot DSC QX10 Smartphone Add-On Camera – SXSW 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:54 — 47.7MB) While at SXSW, I got to try the Sony Cybershot DSC QX10 camera. This is the camera that wirelessly connects to the smartphone and takes over the camera. The 18 megapixel camera can bring higher quality photos into your camera. The add-on lens is one of 2 in the Sony line (QX100 being the higher-end version). The advantages of this camera are you can use your smartphone to capture, then upload photos using the 3G/4G service. You can also disconnect the lens to hold up high while you watch...

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Roku Streaming Stick, WWE Network at SXSW 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:52 — 130.1MB) I caught up with Roku in their streaming lounge where WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter was going to be there later in the day. The hall was decked out with WWE merchandise and videos of classic matches on each of the Roku machines. I got to talk with Kristin about Roku’s newest device – the streaming media stick. This is an HDMI stick which allows you to watch your favorite channels without having a box under the TV. The stick is similar to the Roku 1 – no...

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Absolute LoJack Challenge & My Stolen iPhone Story

NOTE: This is a post brought to you by Absolute LoJack. The Contest part is over. All opinions on software are those of Geekazine. Last week I announced a contest and talked about going #DigitallyDark for the Absolute LoJack Challenge. I have actually had this happen to me, which is a far better story than any “recreation” I could make. That is when I started thinking about better protecting my devices, especially since  I need them to do my job. Remember: A Laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. That laptop could have your vacation or kids photos, tax or other business documents, or...

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Is Google Hangouts Trying to Get Rid of your Phone Number?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:11 — 34.5MB) What an awesome week in Austin TX for SXSW! Of course, we cannot forget the tragedy that followed the event this year. If that would have happened 24 hours earlier, I might have been part of it. That is how fragile life is. I took NAB off the schedule for now unless I find a last minute sponsor. If you would like to help out, let me know. This weekend, Jennifer and I went to her sister’s house. We watched Frozen for the first time. Its interesting how a...

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OWC CEO Larry O’Connor on New Office in Austin – SXSW 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:52 — 377.8MB) While at SXSW, I got a chance to talk with Other World Computing (OWC). They added a second office in Austin to try and tap the startup potential of the area. CEO Larry O’Connor talked with me about the move, the direction of the Solid State Drive (SSD) and customer support, among other topics. OWC Moves to Austin, TX Larry assured me this is a second office – their main facility in Woodstock, IL will remain and work in tandem with Austin. “Every location has very talented individuals that...

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SXSW 2014 in Pictures

This was my SXSW. I had a lot of fun this year meeting new people and creating new interviews. Of course, this was the year of the selfie for me – Since selfies are suppose to be therapeutic. I got a lot of them with some great superstars My Celebrity SXSW Watch It all started at the Roku streaming lounge when I met one of my all-time favorite wrestlers Sgt. Slaughter. He was getting ready to talk about how the WWE was proud to be on Roku, and was gracious to be a part of the photo as I had to run...

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Charles Yim: Breathometer Talks how Indiegogo Lead to Shark Tank – SXSW 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:07 — 119.0MB) Charles Michael Yim is an entrepreneur. He had that fully validated when he did something no other had – closed a Series Seed funding round on the hit TV show Shark Tank with all 5 sharks. Now, Yim is going for Class A funding. All because of a crowdfund he started for the Breathometer. The Breathometer is a unit you plug into you smartphone. When someone blows into the opening, the device will read their blood alcohol level. But Yim has other plans than just an alcohol detector. “Our...

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Mi World Portable Computing System Will Soon Run Linux Steam OS – SXSW 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:39 — 117.3MB) I sat down with Jim Luke of Myth Innovations to talk about their brand new crowdfund in the Mi World Portable Computing System (PCS). They launched the item on Indiegogo to raise funds to develop and market this item. What is the Mi World PCS? This is a secure and portable supercomputer which can do anything from media server, hot spot, personal cloud, to media streaming solution or even portable computer. You will be able to carry, connect, and share your content from the system you connect to – or even...

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I Play the 3D Printed Steampunk Guitar – SXSW 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:50 — 46.9MB) a few weeks ago I saw this 3d printed steampunk guitar. I thought “man that would be cool to play…” Well, I got my wish. As I was passing by the 3D printing tent, I saw the steampunk beauty sitting I the stand. It was designed by Olaf Diegel of odd?org.nz. He has made a few guitars using 3D printing technology. The guitar featured Seymour Duncan pickups and a Warmoth Pro telecaster neck. I wasn’t able to play it long because the tent didn’t have a music permit, but...