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HP Announcements from VMWorld 2015 San Francisco

This week I have been asked to live-stream from the HP booth at VMWorld. New announcements from HP regarding virtualization, thin clients, storage, and more. Virtualization is a key component in today’s workforce. From being able to access everything you need via the Internet ( mainly a corporate cloud), to giving you a machine that will protect the corporate data if stolen or poached. Even being able to deliver large amounts of data without having to restart because one small piece got lost. Streaming from the HP booth started on Monday, but the main streaming will happen this Tuesday at 2 PM PST (5 PM EST). 15 minute sessions from each area of HP will commence. You can watch it all here on Geekazine below. Feel free to watch the sessions already recorded.

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Is Microsoft Lumia 735 the Selfie Smartphone?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSThe Windows Lumia 735 is a light-weight phone running Windows 8.1 and upgradable to Windows 10 when available. Our friends at Verizon Wireless have loaned me one for the last few weeks to use. The phone comes with multiple color back options to fit your personality. And if you are a fan of the selfie, this phone will help with not only photos, but also video, vines, and whatever your life requires. Microsoft Lumia 735 Specs The phone itself contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and Quad-core Cortex-A7 running at 1.2 GHz. The GPU is Adreno 305 and can handle everyday video and camera use very well. Snap off the back panel to reveal the removable battery, nano SIM card and micro-SD slot (for up to 128 GB cards). Internally, the phone has 8 GB of RAM. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protects from...

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ASUS MG279q WQHD Gaming Display with AMD FreeSync

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSCheck out the latest in WQHD monitors with this ASUS MG279q 27 inch FreeSync gaming monitor. It’s part of their growing line of gaming gear, but could this also become a great part of your home entertainment gear? On my desktop I run 2 monitors – one in portrait mode for reading and the other with productivity software on it. However, just like when the tech industry introduced 16:9 monitors over 4:3, I could see a lot of 2-screen users switch back to a single screen simply because of the content you can put on this monitor. Specs – ASUS MG279q 4K Monitor with FreeSync First of all, let’s take a look at the specs of the ASUS MG279q. This is a 27 inch WQHD monitor with a planned maximum resolution of 2560×1440 – otherwise known at 1440p in 90 Hz. Put four of...

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Audio Technica 8004L vs. Sennheiser MD 46 Long Handled Interview Microphones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSThis video was created with no audio changes. The idea is for you to hear the raw version of each microphone and make your own decision. A few months ago, I compared this Audio Technica vs the SM58 and AT2100 microphones for use in interviews. I got a comment on the YouTube video from CapWKidd asking “What about the Sennheiser MD 46 microphone?” I turned around and tweeted SennheiserUSA, who actually got back to me within 24 hours. They sent me the MD46 long handle microphone. These are two different types of microphones that you can use for getting interviews, capturing speeches or podium announcements, and more. As always, I’ll review each microphone while talking through the microphone. For my receiver, I’ll be using my Sony UWPV6 wireless camera microphone capsule for each, as if I was at a live event. Audio Technica AT8004L...

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Switching out Computer Heat Sink with Cooler Master Hyper T2

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS About a month after setting up this new computer, my processor fan started sounding like a single prop airplane. I couldn’t record any video without that noise getting in the way. I tried several ways to pad, but it just made better sense to get a more powerful heat sink. Which is why I bought the Cooler-Master Hyper T2. Why didn’t I go liquid cool? I really didn’t want to have that hassle in my computer at this time. Further, if I have to take my machine on travel, this way works a lot better. Installing the Cooler-Master Hyper T2 The process is pretty simple. This video will explain everything. More than I can. The key takeaways: properly ground yourself turn on the computer for a few minutes to let the thermal paste warm up Generously apply Thermal Paste and make sure it...

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Geekazine and the Blip.tv Channel – Blip Closing on August 20, 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIf you haven’t heard, Blip.tv will be closing its doors on August 20,2015. I have used Blip to host video since 2009, so I have to find a new home for over 900 videos. In the meantime, I put together a little video on what’s going on and what you can expect in the next couple weeks. Will Geekazine become a part of MaxMakers? I have not made that decision yet. They ask for a 2 year commitment, which I get a little weary on. I have put in a request to meet with them, we’ll see what happens. What is Happening to the Videos You Posted? I have to download all 900+ videos and find a new home for them. Yes – Find a new home. Some will be archived at Archive.org. I am still working on a CDN option. Will there be...

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ZAGG Speaker Case for iPhone 6, Also a Battery Charger

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSZAGG has outdone itself with a new type of iPhone case. The ZAGG Speaker Case is not only that, but also a backup battery that gives you up to 8 hours of charge. About the ZAGG Speaker Case The case itself is technically a bumper you put around the phone. However, there is a detachable speaker you can put on at any time. It just snaps into place and you are off on your adventure. The bluetooth speaker is solid, with 4 different buttons on back. A power/bluetooth discover button, a play/pause button and a mute button. The speaker is on the bottom and is covered by a grate pattern. The microphone on top allows for you to turn this into a conference call – all while the phone might be sitting on its charger across the room. I did say four buttons, right...

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Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens Attachment, Case for iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSI have worked with lens adapters for phones and handheld cameras for a few years. Some work well while others fall short. Olloclip is one of those devices that work very well for your iPhone. With the iPhone 6 and 6 plus, they have recreated the clip not only for easy connection, but also for easy storage. The Olloclip is a 4-in-1 lens adapter for your main camera and front-facing camera. The design allows you to flip it around and use how you need it. There are two lenses – a Telephoto and a Fish-Eye lens. The Telephoto lets you get close up without sticking the device in someone’s face. The Fish-Eye captures a larger area in a convex picture. Perfect for group shots or capturing larger buildings. The lens does cause a little distortion, but most photo and video programs can adjust that out...

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V-Moda Crossfade M-100, V-Moda XS Headphone Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWhen it comes to headphones, we want functional and we want it to look good. Especially when you have an over-the-ear set of headphones. Portability is a key functionality in these types of headphones. That is where the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 comes in. Foldable, adaptable, comfortable. Those are three things I use to describe these headphones. If you owned the M-80 headphones, these are definitely a step up. So let’s look at the specs of this, and I also have a pair of the XS headphones. About the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Headphones V-moda headphones have been a favorite for DJs for years. The Crossfade M-100 headphones contain a 50 mm dual-diaphragm driver. This patent pending process allows the Bass to stay separate from the mids and highs via an inner and outer ring system. This is a corded headphone only, but with the detachable...

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Affordable Studio and Video LED Light Solution from Neewer

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSI have been a fan of these camera lights for a few years now. I own several Neewer CN-126 and CN-160 camera lights. Some I use for my video shoots, a couple in the studio and one even illuminates me during my solo-acoustic shows. But did you know you can get add-ons that will turn this light into a great studio light? No batteries needed! The Neewer CN-160 Let’s start with this small camera LED light. The dimmable LED comes with 2 filters – diffusion and 3200K light for a warmer look. Take the filters off and you have 5700k lights to brighten any situation. The CN-160 LED can throw over 600 Lumens up to 20 feet. In my 10-12 foot studio (a.k.a. the second bedroom), two of these lights would be more than enough. I am adding a third to get a backlight...