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Instructables.com Carbon Fiber Acoustic Guitar – SXSW 2013

Its not going to be a Taylor, Martin, Atkins, or Guild acoustic guitar but it is your own. Instructables.com is a website to learn how to do things like upscale an old hard drive into a USB flashdrive or make furniture out of old road signs. Today we found out about an effort to make a guitar. The class was held where people spent 5 nights – 6 hours a night to create their own version of an acoustic guitar. We see the frame, fiberglass backing and his finished creation. I tried to play it - unfortunately it needs some more work....

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Joline from Meeting Maximizer, Nadia from Eyewitness News – SXSW 2013

On the first day I got to do two quick interviews. the first one is with Jolene, whom I met last year at SXSW. She is promoting ways to use your phone as the reporter in the Meeting Maximizer. Jolene was showing off a new program called the Conference reporter. I also got to talk with Nadia – a reporter for Eyewitness news in South Africa. She also writes for other publications. We got to talk about what to expect at SXSW for 2013. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:43 — 94.2MB)

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GoDaddy is Letting Me Down – Geekazine’s Site Downtime Issues

Back from SXSW and I have a lot of video to put together. Getting ready for the next trip to Vegas and NAB in a couple weeks.I talk about the problems at GoDaddy and my website for the last couple weeks. Felt like forever with Geek Smack. Geekazine also got a redesign before the trip – what do you think of it? Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech...

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PBS, PBS Kids Now on Roku 3 – SXSW 2013

Not only did I get to see and play with the Roku 3 at SXSW, I also found out about PBS and PBS Kids coming to the Roku! With over 750 channels, Roku is definitely the best set top box for Internet television. About Roku 3 Roku 3 is the newest version of the Roku player. It replaces the Roku 2 XS, which was the $99 set top box. Roku 3 has some new features including a new interface with integrated channel store and settings. Roku 3 also features a new remote with privacy feature. Plug in your headphones to...

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AMD Shows the Case Mod Still is Alive With Ben Heck Creations – SXSW 2013

During the first night of SXSW I was able to catch the AMD party. Upstairs on Congress avenue we were treated to an old idea reborn. The computer case mod. Modding a computer was something I thought was extinct but AMD showed us otherwise. They had about 10 case mods – mostly from Madison native Ben Heckendorn. We started with Chris Hook from AMD. He showed me an old gas pump turned into an Android controlled MP3 station. The player had screens on both sides of the Texico Fire Chief pump. Complete with the lighted bulb sign on the top....

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Shaq on Twitter, Beam Personal Assistant – SXSW 2013

It’s the last day of my SXSW coverage. I started the day with breakfast tacos 16 floors above Austin. We learned about an analytics took that included Tumblr. From there I stopped by the blogger lounge where I found my friend Calvin won a Samsung camera. What was really funny was the fact he took a few pictures with it, someone from Samsung saw it and awarded him a Galaxy Tab 2. Congrats, Calvin! I stopped in another session – this one asking if Podcasting needed a reboot. The show had Colin Anderson, Roman Mars, Jesse Thorn and Helen Zaltzman. The group...

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Rare Gibson “Lucy” Les Paul in Austin – SXSW 2013

I was told this guitar was the only one available in the US and that not even Gibson employee have not seen it yet. I am talking about the recreation of the famous Lucy Les Paul Guitar. A guitar that has a history just as ragged as any rock star out there. I am joined by Jon Accarrino of Red Touch Media to show off this beautiful guitar. The History of the Gibson “Lucy” This guitar started out as a Les Paul 57-58 Goldtop – a pretty rare guitar to start with. John Sebastian of the Lovin Spoonful eventually was...

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AllHat V, MashBash Parties – SXSW 2013

It was a great Sunday at SXSW as I started at one of my favorite places in Guero’s and AllHat V. It once again was sponsored by Chevy. One thing you need when going to this event is a cowboy hat. My band hat for some reason did not make the trip, so I used the next best thing – the Horse head. I got to talk with some great people and make new connections. It was a fun time. I also learned about Horse Boy – a group that uses horses for children with Autism. They were letting people...

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WWE’s John Cena, Google Shoes – SXSW 2013

I attended a couple sessions today, one being how the WWE is crushing social media. Did you know the WWE trends more than most other sports? Did you know that WWE’s John Cena has more Twitter followers than Kim Kardashian? The panel included Cena, Stephanie McMahon (EVP,Creative Developer), Perkins Miller (EVP of Digital Media) and hosted by Khris Loux of Echo. They talked some impressive numbers on how WWE is not only taking social media to new levels but also creating ways for fans to be fully interactive. Turning to the internet and iPad app when the show is on...

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Rain in Austin, PBS Kids, Innovative Cener – SXSW 2013

Day 1 of SXSW Interactive started out with rain. Everyone piled into the convention center to dry off and attend the first sessions of the event. The Samsung Blogger lounge opened and I met Brian Solis who gave me a copy of #WTF. While going from session to session, I ran into Pete Cashmore of Mashable. We had a brief but great conversation. I got to stop by the Roku – PBS booth where I not only learned about the new Roku 3 but also the 2 new channels from PBS on Roku. You will now be able to watch...

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SXSW Registration, Game of Thrones – SXSW 2013

Today I stopped at the registration booth at SXSW. This is where you get your passes, bag, press tags and even housing information. Within the first day I ran into a bunch of friends including Jeff Cutler, C.C Chapman and Ewan Spence whom I saw while sitting on the Game of Thrones throne. Actually, I got to see more of Ewan Spence than I wanted to. I also walked around the center a bit to talk about merchandise of SXSW and how people get around the event. An amazing day with some great parties in the evening. Podcast: Play in...

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TechShop at SXSW 2013

I got to head to SXSW a little early this year. I stopped in the SXSWedu area where they were building models from LEGO, 3D printer models from a Makerbot and more. TechShop was supplying the materials and equipment to make some cool items. I got to talk with them and also got a dog tag laser etched. Techshop is a place where inventors can get their ideas off the ground. They have the space and tools for you to use. www.techshop.com   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:47 — 115.9MB)