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2014 Ford Mustang First Drive

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:38 — 170.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS While I was in Tucson, AZ I got to drive the 2014 Ford Mustang V6. I was joined by Todd Cochrane where we both got to drive the car and give our points of view. The Mustang V6 is a 3.5 liter, 2 door coupe. While this is the introductory model Mustang, there are still 305 horses under the hood. Put the pedal to the floor and you can see how you can pass the slow cars easily. The 2014 Mustang V6 has an...

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The Satellite Has Changed: Interview with Peter Platzer – NanoSatisfi

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:05 — 160.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS If I was to ask you to draw a picture of a satellite, would you draw a big bulky device with solar wings? If I was to ask you how much a satellite costs, would you say billions of dollars? Now let me tell you that is all about to change… I got the opportunity to talk with Peter Platzer of NanoSatisfi.com. They are making satellites a little larger than the size of a Rubik cube. Hundreds of these satellites get launched into...

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Podcast Microphones: Audio Technica ATR2100 vs. ATR2500

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:13 — 159.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The coolest thing about microphone technology is for under $100 you can get a decent microphone for video recording, podcasting or music. A lot of podcasters have been using the Audio-Technica ATR2100, which I reviewed here. But I just got the ATR2500 model and I am truely impressed with the sound it gives. Therefore, this video is a comparison of these two microphones. Audio-Technica ATR2100 This is a handheld dynamic microphone. The mic is meant to be used by musicians, comedians or anyone...

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Geekazine 6th Anniversary Episode: FAA Changes Rules: Keep Your Device On

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:11 — 35.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Six years ago, I started a website called Geekazine. It’s six years later and I am still going! Spoke at UW Platteville on Google Glass. Was an awesome time learning about the entrepreneur program there. Last nights TWIGG was phenomenal with Chris Pick and seeing Glass v.2. We tried to figure out the differences, but they must all be inside. iPad365 was nominated for a PodcastAward. Please go vote for the show! Did you see the Habitat for Humanity Ford F150 video? Speaking of...

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Habitat for Humanity with Ford F150

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:22 — 357.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I got to drive some Ford F-150 trucks across Detroit and do it for a cause. Habitat for Humanity builds and repairs houses for those who need a place to live. Being in Detroit, there are a lot of run down areas. We got to visit a couple of them while we were there. Boarded up windows, broken concrete and grass that hasn’t been mowed for a while. I was joined by Judie of Gear Diary as we took our Ford F-150 Lariat across...

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iStopMotion by Boinx – Create Stop Motion Videos

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:51 — 79.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Stop motion is an art that some excel in. Claymation and LEGO motion are both types of Stop motion video. Movies like Wallace and Grommet and Chicken Run use this technique. Now you can, too! A couple weeks ago, Boinx software sent me the iStopMotion software to play with on my Mac and iPad. I am not a stop motion expert by any means, but this software made is easy to create my own videos and animated GIFs. Advantages of iStopMotion The ghost...

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Hey! A New iPad Air! Apple Event Brings Mavericks, Mac Pro

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:03 — 28.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I got my 5th pair of Google Glass last week, but they didn’t come from San Francisco. I talk about it all on TWIGG as Luke shows off the Texas state fair. Got a Fitbug Orb in the mail, so I’ll be testing out my health for the next couple weeks. Crowdfund has taken a lot of free time – iPad365 has been on hiatus until now (because I probably should talk about the new iPad, right?) I’ll be speaking next week on Google...

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Netflix courts Cable. Roku, Apple TV Should do the Same?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Monday was a long but productive day. At Midnight, we launched the TPN at CES crowdfund – a crowdfund project for our trip out to CES. I talk about why we need it. Last night on TWIGG.TV we talked with Kathi Browne about Google Glass and Healthcare. It was a great hour worth of content about what the medical profession is planning for Glass. I’m also in the hunt for a new computer. Its time to get a newer processor so video can be processed faster....

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Twitter’s IPO: Is it Facebook IPO all Over Again? Geek Smack! 6th Anniversary Episode

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:09 — 28.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS 6th anniversary of the podcast is upon us! I started this show back in 2007 – named “The Show”. Fourth pair of Google Glass is going back to Google. This time, the camera died. I talk about it on TWIGG. My EmpireAvenue account is at 112 but more interesting is the numbers watching and listening increased. Crowdfund for CES is looking great – we’re planning T-shirts for backer levels. Getting closer to launching the new website to bring more validation to podcasts. I’ve...

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Why Apple, Google Bested Coca-Cola as Top Global Brand

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:59 — 31.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Was proud of iPad365 – not only on “New and Noteworthy”, but also on “What’s Hot” in Technology. I broke down and joined Empire Avenue. My stock jumped to $58.51 in the first two days. Does that mean I’m rich?  Spent the weekend relaxing – on Sunday we did Tandem Kayaking on Lake Monona. Not an easy task at times. Last night’s TWIGG we talked on XE10 and the upcoming GDK for Google Glass. I also tried Google Hangouts with Q&A. While I...

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Monoprice 615808 – 8-Channel Mixer for Podcasters, Musicians

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:28 — 132.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Today’s item I have for review is the Monoprice 615808 8-Channel mixer. This is a sub-$100 mixer that is perfect for 2-4 vocals, or 2-3 musicians. About the Monoprice 615808 Mixer This mixer has 4-XLR inputs, 4-line in inputs and 4 auxiliary inputs. You can also plug in a CD or RCA stereo jack and send out via the 2 track mains or RCA jacks. The mixer also has a USB port (playback only) and aux send if you choose to add effects...

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Facebook Wants to Give Your Credit Cards to 3rd Party Apps

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:43 — 31.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS It’s grilling season for me – inherited a gas grill that needed a little bit of TLC. The end result is I am grilling everything. No TWIGG this week, next week Kathi Browne will be joining us. I will be trying out Google Hangouts Live Q&A to see how this will play into future recordings. I’m using a new mixer for this episode of Geek Smack. The Monoprice 615808 pro audio 8-channel mixer. Tell me what you think of the sound. Hotline –...