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Interview with Downtown Podcast – Bringing in the Community

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSSome podcasters have a microphone and computer in a closet to create their shows. Others use a webcam and Google Hangouts. But what if you had a live audience you can play to – and also bring that audience into the show? That is what Downtown Podcast does. I had a great opportunity to speak with a group of podcasters that are not only putting on a great show, they are doing it with the downtown Las Vegas community behind them. The Downtown Podcast is a show recorded live every Thursday night at the Ogden in downtown Las Vegas. The podcast is about the new startup scene being created in the old part of town. Entrepreneurs from all areas are creating this new community that actually is one. People helping people succeed. The crew are creators themselves. Dylan Jorgensen (Ticket Cake), Susan Hinton (Syn...

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World View Experience: Travel 100,000 feet, See Earth’s Skyline

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSLast year, Felix Baumgartner travelled 125,000 feet into the air for his record free-fall jump. As the pictures show, you can get a great view of the Earth this way without actually travelling in space. Well, the folks at World View want to give you that similar experience – 100,000 feet in the air with a lot slower decent. At Tech Cocktail startup event in Las Vegas, I got to find out more about this plan to send groups in a 5 hour tour. The process includes a 2 hour ascent to 100,000 feet via balloon, a one-hour stationary period, and finally a 2 hour decent using a ParaWing. I also found out that Astronaut Mark Kelly will serve as “Director of Crew Operations” for the trip. This trip will not come cheap, though. Each passenger will be paying $75,000 for their seat. But don’t worry...

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JobHive Alerts you on Job Status

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIf you have ever put a resume online, you know that can sit there and you don’t know if anyone has seriously looked at it. Further, you just don’t know if those jobs you did apply for with your online resume still have you in their consideration process. Well JobHive plans to change all of that with a better alert system of when your resume is reviewed and if you are taken out of contention for a job. Jobhive is going to be re-launching next month with a more comprehensive system to keep you in the loop of job prospects. You will know when your resume is looked at, if they viewed your online videos or other social media information. The idea – the hive – is implemented so you can stay informed. If something on your resume is not performing, you will be able...

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Travel Macho – Travel Planning from Door to Door

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWhile at Tech Cocktail week, I got to talk with Macho – a service that works with companies to give you a full travel itinerary. From door to door service like a travel agent used to do. They will help you figure out taxis, buses, and other services. Which is cheaper and which is faster to get you to your destination. Macho is launching on Feb 24. For more information, check out travelmacho.com

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Quiker Creates App to Control All Ads – Tech Cocktail

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSI got to talk with the folks at Quiker while at Tech Cocktail week in Las Vegas. Quiker allows you to control your Adsense, Facebook, and other social network ads all through one interface. This is perfect for if you want to send a viral ad. Simply pull out your phone, put the ad together, set your prices, and send off.  

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Do The Keyboard and Mouse Matter In The Age Of Tablets and Smartphones

A lot more people doing some gaming on their tablet or smartphone. However, does PC gaming with a keyboard and mouse really matter? Games such as Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Trackmania Canyon are all games, that are on PC and can be played very easily with a keyboard and mouse.  A lot of people that I have been talking to actually prefer to play on a keyboard and mouse. On the other hand, there are games which require the use of a specialised controller.  For example, a lot of fighting games on require a special arcade-style joystick.  For example, Razer have the Atrox Arcade Stick which is a customizable fight stick that can be used with the XBox 360 and the PC. Mad Catz also make a lot of different fight sticks specifically for different games. Fighting games require arcade sticks like the Razer...

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Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu Plus – the Throwdown

This week, Amazon mentioned they may be raising the yearly fee by up to $40. This would make the Amazon Prime service $120 a year, or about $10 a month. Netflix and Hulu Plus have their service for $8 a month. While Amazon offers more to their Prime service, is it worth keeping with the price increase. Better yet, if you only had $10 / month to spend on a service, which one would you buy? The Good and Bad of Netflix Netflix has a streaming service and a DVD rental service. They used to be one entity, but were split into two, with hopes to sell the DVD rental side. Once Qwikster fell apart, the company focused on the streaming — especially TV shows. Netflix is great for TV enthusiasts and kids. There are a ton of shows they can watch over and over again. I have...

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Gibson 2014 Lineup – 120th Anniversary Guitars at CES 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSAljon and I go way back when it comes to CES. It was great to see what he and Gibson are up to for 2014. Of course its the 120th anniversary of Gibson, so we get treated to a special line of guitars with a lot of great tech that’s been added! Gibson’s tent at CES was not only filled with great guitars, but all the Gibson staff were dressed up in Sci-fi attire. Aljon was dressed as Dr. Evil. Earlier in the week they parked the Delorean in the front of the tent and Doc Brown jumped out yelling “Great Scott!” Which brings up the question: Did Marty McFly Play a Gibson in Back to the Future: According to Aljon: YES! Michael J. Fox played a 1958 Gibson ES 345 custom. He went back to 58 to get the guitar and played at...

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Time for a New Credit Card System?

Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Getting ready to head back to Vegas for Tech Cocktail. The folks at Veeam have stepped up to help with airfare. Now I have to plan the week of getting some startup interviews and more. Just as the CES live broadcast videos have been wrapped up. Welcoming a new blogger on Geekazine. Adi from MHF Tech will be posting about games on Geekazine. Of course, I’ll be highlighting his articles on the show.  Last night’s TWIGG had Libby Chang from Wearables Weekly on the show. We had a great event talking about Luke Wallace’s new Glass frames. I am waiting for my v.2 Glass to return from Google. It’s FAWM – February Album Writing Month. While I don’t usually do 14 songs anymore, I am going to try my best to do as many as possible. Some of them might just become part of my...