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KOPI Charging Strips, USB Chargers – CES 2012

Samuel from Kopi joined us for the CES TPN Live coverage. Kopi focuses are on live charging with three different products. The flagship product is the K_Bar, which is a power strip with USB plugs. These plugs will determine what type of device is being plugged into the unit, so it can send the maximum charge. The strip also has a kill switch, to make sure no phantom power runs through the device. Kopi also showed off their Kar charger, and the USB battery charger that charges four batteries in parallel. Samuel called it the “Bittorrent of charging”. KOPI also...

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BitTorrent Plus: New Services, Streaming Video – #CES 2012

Of course, when you say “BitTorrent”, people get images of hackers and illegal downloaders. But Torrents do have many positives to them. If an item is in public domain – for example – then you would be able to download and consume that content without issue. BitTorrent has been working on bettering their reputation. BitTorrent Plus has been created to give the users a better experience. You can use it to share larger files over the internet in an efficient manner. Their new service is called Share. It’s in Alpha right now, but the app is intended to send non-copyright...

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GWP 2011-06-15 #189: The LAST Geekazine Weekly Podcast

Well, it’s been a fun run, but it’s time to change up the show schedule. After some thought, I decided to say goodbye to the Geekazine Weekly Podcast (sort of). In two weeks, the show will be re-branded with a new direction. So I ask you – the listener. What do you want to hear on the show? Don’t forget about Geekazine’s small survey. Next week I’ll be out in Detroit for a Ford event. Video from HP Discover is also being uploaded all this week. Finally, Thanks to Engadget and WebOSRoundup for the link love! Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup –...

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File-Sharing Phishing Scam

The BBC reports that a phishing scam involving torrents has been uncovered. Their headline implies that it targets Twitter. It doesn’t, not specifically. Twitter seems to have been responsible for revealing it. The way it worked was really quite clever. After “doing some digging” the firm (Twitter) found a network of compromised torrent sites that had been set up with the sole aim of stealing logon information. “It appears that for a number of years, a person has been creating torrent sites that require a login and password as well as creating forums set up for torrent site usage and...

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The Pirate Bay Verdict, Reprise

While listening to a story about the Pirate Bay verdict yesterday evening, I started to wonder where the entertainment industry gets its estimates of “lost revenue due to file sharing.” One of the witnesses for the recording industry testifying in the Pirate Bay case said that file sharing costs the recording industry “billions.” I am certain that the number is inflated. More than that, I would bet two of my computers that there is a knowingly flawed assumption behind it. Why? It is to the entertainment industry’s PR interest to make itself out to be the poor victims here, even...

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Episode 40 7-02-08

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It’s the End of the DVD As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

That’s great, it started with video tapes, movies in the home at 8, Lenny Bruce is still not afraid. I remember when we got our first VCR. It was a Betamax and we had some of the coolest movies. Of course, the Beta went the way of the do do bird. Then it was VHS. Come and almost gone. Now it’s the DVDs turn. Earlier in the year the big question was “Who was going to replace DVD’s: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?” Now we know that answer – but does it matter? Blu-Ray players really haven’t been selling like hotcakes...