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Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast – the Throwdown II

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:57 — 197.2MB) Last year when the Chromecast came out, I wanted to highlight the pros and cons of the top set top box devices. That included the Apple TV and Roku. What I called the Throwdown. Yesterday, Amazon announced their entry into the streaming box market. Their set top box made a big splash with the community. Faster than the other media boxes, the Fire TV also plans to compete with the gaming market and an additional wireless controller system. Therefore, I had to bring the competitors back for… The Set...

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Amazon Fire TV: What This Streaming Device Needs to Win

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:51 — 33.6MB) Did you get fooled today? Lots of April Fools jokes out there, so make sure you read through the whole article before you buy into it. Finished all the SXSW videos this last week except for one (and there is a reason why – more later). Now it’s time to get ready for NAB! I’ll be heading out on Friday. Last night was a laid back one for TWIGG. Luke and I talked about Android Wearables and how that affects Google Glass. We also debuted Chroma-key shirt, and debuted...

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WallE5 V.2 – Camera Rig for NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:19 — 325.6MB) When I go to most shows, I fly solo. CES and NAB are bigger, which means its a lot better when 2 people are there. But this year I decided to fly solo to the event. It will make things a bit tougher, especially if there is an inattentive patron that could possibly walk right into the camera rig. So I have to make a rig where people notice it as much as the cool new items around. Introducing #WallE5 v.2 Thanks to the modern tools to make cool...

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Contest: AMD Radeon R7-250 Video Card

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:12 — 113.6MB) Today, I am taking a look at the AMD Radeon R7-250 video card. This is a sub $100 card perfect for those getting into gaming, or just want to extend their desktop computers for another year. Enter below for a chance to win the R7-250 card The MSI R7 250 video card is a PCI-E slot card running Direct X 11.2. The card needs 65 watts of power, so you might not have to upgrade the power supply. The card has a DVI-D, HDMI and VGA interface, but can...

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Atlas Wearables Fitness Tracker Watch – SXSW 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:48 — 76.0MB) While I was heading to another interview, I ran into Peter from Atlas Wearables – a device that will track and identify your activities at the gym. More than steps and more than sleep. The Atlas wearables system will identify if you are doing a pushup, a pullup, a butterfly or other item, and keep reps going for you. It will even help you keep track of strokes in the pool. By keeping track of your reps, they can calculate true calories burned. It also can track your activity...

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Absolute LoJack Challenge Winners

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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...