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How the NFL is Using Microsoft Surface for Games – CES 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSYou might have seen the lot of tablets on the sidelines. Microsoft Surfaces in not only coaches but also players hands. That is how the teams are reviewing plays – getting away from the printouts. I talked with Beth at CES Unveiled about how Microsoft Surface was being used. They have created a cart system that allows the surface devices to be stored and charged along with kept cool or warm in extreme temperatures. The cases are built to be waterproof and can take a beating if a Quarterback or coach didn’t like the plays on the screen. A hand strap is on the bottom for ease of use and when returned to the cart, they connect to the charger to stay at 100%. The system takes two stills – before the play and after – to show what happened and maybe...

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Top 5 Videos of Geekazine in 2014

Its been a fun ride creating videos this last year. I made some major changes with shows, which really paid off in the end. Geek Smack! got a major overhaul to something more manageable. Here are the top videos you watched: Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Roku Throwdown You guys were very interested in Over the Top Television (OTT) and set top boxes. This video had audio issues but you watched it. I even made another version which corrected the audio issues but you still watched this one. That is the power of Social media! Netflix, Amazon or Hulu – the Throwdown It makes sense this would be the 2nd most watched in 2014. You purchased your set top box, you want to know about the programs you can get for it. I talk over each streaming service and which one you might be interested in putting your...

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Motrr Galileo Robotic Gimbal with GoPro Mount Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhen I create content – especially as a one person crew – I’m always looking for ways to make my cameras do more. When I saw the Motrr Galelieo last year I thought this would be a great way to do that. But not living in an iPhone world, it wasn’t a device I could use. Now, Motrr has come out with the GoPro mount to the Galelio. This compliments my video as I can now put the GoPro on a table or up on a tripod to pan audiences or get a timelapse of an event. Get the Motrr Galileo Bluetooth at Amazon About the Motrr Galileo Lets look at the unit itself. The Motrr comes white or black and looks like a hockey puck. The Motrr can rotate clockwise or counter and its top can be twisted vertical so you can...

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HP Stream 11, Stream 360 Cloud Laptop for Under $200

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCloud based laptops seem to be a great hybrid between tablet and computer. HP has come out with a great sub-$200 laptop in the HP Stream 11 – an 11 or 13 inch laptop running Windows software and internal hard drive of only 32 GB. However, with the free 1 TB OneDrive and Office365 (for 1 year), you can run what you need and get things done. HP Stream 11 x360 I got to talk with Bianamarie Carniel about the Stream 11 line of cloud-based computers. The first one was the Stream 11 x360. This laptop can become a clamshell, flip to become a tablet, then open to be its own stand or tent for watching video on a table or in bed. The Stream x360 comes in blue or magenta and you can even get a 13 inch model with 4G...

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Gallery Hotel, Barcelona Spain – Hotel Walkthrough

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIt was my first time in Barcelona and I cannot express how memorized I was with the experience. The capitol of Catalonia, this urban area is a mixture of old Roman buildings, designs by Antoni Gaudi and some pretty impressive graffiti. But my focus is on a hotel in the heart of Barcelona – the Gallery Hotel. Going in December means an average high of 55-60 degrees (12-14 Celsius) but a lot of rain. In the week I was there it was only sunny 2 of the days. Coming from a wintery area, the rain smelled more like spring to me and I was fine with that. About the Gallery Hotel The Gallery Hotel is found down the street of one of the major shopping areas in Barcelona on Carrer del Rosselló and only a block from the subway (Metro Station). This six-story...

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How HP Helped “Share a Coke”

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis year, Coca-Cola had a very popular campaign in “Share a Coke”. So who did they get to help print all the names on the sides of the bottles? HP had that honor. I talked with Doris Brown-McNally from HP’s Graphics Solutions Business about the campaign at HP Discover, the new artwork campaign starting and what that could lead to for businesses. The Target of “Share a Coke” Coke did a survey and found the “Tweeners” (between 8-18 years of age) did not know if they have tried a Coke before. They wanted to tailor a campaign around bringing that demographic in. Coke wanted the bottle to “Visually speak to them”. This campaign did just that. The results of that campaign – According to the Wall Street Journal, Coke’s volumes in the US rose .4% for the summer months whereas sales rose...

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HP Elitebook Folio 1020 with Core M Fanless Ultrabook

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI have and use an Elitebook. Its a great travel machine to work and even create video and more. Yesterday, HP announced the newest version of Elitebook in the Folio 1020. Using the new Intel Core M processor, this laptop is the thinnest because it is fanless. We joked on the video – as thin as a cookie. There are two versions of the Elitebook Folio 1020 with the additional Folio 1020 Special Edition. The Core M-5Y51 or Core M-5Y71 with max turbo can take the processor up to a 2.9 GHz speed. Memory is 8 GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM. Storage options are SSD – 128 to 256. You can also get a self-encrypting drive Opal 2 of 180 or 256 GB. Graphics inside inlude Intel HD 5300.The Folio can come with a QHD (Touch) screen (standard on the Special Edition). 2...

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HP Omen Gaming Laptop with Beats Audio

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI got to check out the HP Omen gaming laptop while at HP Discover. This is a lightweight laptop with 15 inch screen and Beats Audio inside. This premium gaming laptop comes with a fourth generation Core i7 processor and NVidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics inside. Many great features for gamers include programmable buttons for quick reactions and a back-lit keyboard that is also programmable to different LED colors. Get the HP Omen From Amazon The Omen is also designed with all USB and display ports in the back of the laptop. That way a gamer can put down gaming mice and not have cables get in the way. Further, the fan also comes out the back so hot air does not blow out onto the hands. The HP Omen also can have 8 or 16 GB inside, along with SSD of 128...

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HP Digital Context Aware: Connecting Wearable Technology to Enterprise – HP Discover

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhile at HP Discover Barcelona, I got to talk with Dave Gibson and Cliff Wilke – both Chief Technologists at HP. They are spearheading the next wave in Enterprise with Wearable Technology in what they call Digital Context Aware (DCA). DCA is the ability to work cross-platform on all wearable devices with an API to attach to their program so they can send information on the go. The program checks to see if a device is available, then sends information. If one devices is not available, it will move to the next item. A smartphone, smartwatch, Glass, or other content-aware wearable. A service person could get directions to a job, then instructions on performing duties. A first responder could get to the scene of an accident faster and possibly be able to connect with a doctor if the situation is beyond their...

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Daigo and Justin Wong Re-create Evo Moment 37

For the first part of this article, I want to take you back to a gaming tournament called Evolution 2004. At the time, a gamer called Daigo was facing off against Justin Wong in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike. It was a top-8 match where the winner could only advance to the next round if they won two out of 3 games. However, it was during this first game that Daigo create what has now become known as Evo Moment 37. Take a look at this amazing footage of this moment in action. As you will see from the grainy footage, it was hands down one of the most amazing things to happen in the history of fighting game tournaments. More importantly, Daigo was able to pull off a solid execution to take that first game. However, he went on to take 2nd place. Fast forward to a...

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