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Bringing Back Old School 0

Bringing Back Old School

Remember the Commodore 64? Most of us feel very fond and nostalgic towards it. If the Commodore was reborn in 2010, it will probably look like Commodore USA’s Phoenix. The Commodore Phoenix looks like how a Commodore should: a thick PC-in-a-keyboard, not that it isn’t attractive. I deeply desire it. The keyboard all-in-one form factor has been missing from the market for some time and Commodore USA is a nice throwback to the brand. No, this isn’t the same company that made the Commodore back in the day. They’re licensing the Commodore name from Commodore Gaming, but as far as we’re concerned, the spirit lives on. Their entry level model will run $695 with an E7500 2.93GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB or RAM, a 160 GB hard drive and Ubuntu, though you can just pop in a Windows disk and get that installed. Then, there’s the Asus...

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Week in Tech History – 7-06-09 – Major DNS issues 0

Week in Tech History – 7-06-09 – Major DNS issues

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBrought to you by Citrix GotoAssist Express – Get a 30 day free trial at gotoassist.com/techpodcasts July 8th: In 2007, developer Dan Kaminsky found a flaw in the addressing of the Domain Name System, or DNS. DNS is found on home to commercial routers around the world. The issue was so severe, that they were not divulging the issue until a patch could be implemented on a wide scale. On March 31st, Kaminsky – along with 16 other developers – gathered at Microsoft to work on a massive patch and synchronize the release so all details could be released as well. Today was the day that patch was released. Microsoft also released patch MS08-037 on the Windows side to counter the issues. Cisco, Sun and BIND fixes would come out shortly after. Other historical notes: The first Sundae was created (Ok, geeky note)....

Week in Tech History – Proxy Battle On; Microsoft’s Last Bid 0

Week in Tech History – Proxy Battle On; Microsoft’s Last Bid

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get a 30 day free trial. – www.gotoassist.com/techpodcasts. This was a pivitol week on the Yahoo Proxy battle as everything was approved to go. Carl Icahn was given the green light to lobby shareholders and possibly win control to ready for a new Yahoo. The previous week, we saw all the reports of Carl Icahn making the statement: Jerry Yang must go. This week was no different. In the meantime, Microsoft made one more offer. This time it wasn’t for the whole company – it was only for the search engine. $35 a share for Yahoo Search. This was significant because this was the same bid Microsoft did back in February for the whole company. Other great items in the Week in Tech History Quickcast – TI/99 restructures, Jacques Cousteau was born. We also saw Commodore,...

Week in Tech History – 3-23-09 – Gateway Buys Amiga 0

Week in Tech History – 3-23-09 – Gateway Buys Amiga

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe Amiga has been sort of an enigma in the computer industry. It started in 1982 as the Amiga corporation, then Commodore purchased the line to put in their family of computers. The computer was held high for video production – with a video toaster, the system could do as much as a mac or PC, but for less price. Commodore of course folded up, but the Amiga line still tried to thrive. On March 27th 1997, Gateway 2000 decided to take over the reigns and be the home to this great machine. We have since seen Gateway come and go. Other historical notes for this week – the EU lands a fine on Microsoft, Microsoft splits into 5 while Motorola splits into 2. Seagate gets bought by Veritas and Kevin Mitnik pleads guilty to wire fraud. Finally we see Excel 4.0 introduced,...

Week In Tech History – 1-26-09 – Tim McVey Day and MicroYugo 0

Week In Tech History – 1-26-09 – Tim McVey Day and MicroYugo

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. It was a year ago Sunday that started what I called the soap opera “As the MicroYugo turns”. Microsoft put on a bid for Yahoo of $31 a share – 44.6 Billion in cash and stock. Of course the news went on til August as Yahoo said no, then Carl Icahn stepped up, Yahoo gave him a board seat, Jerry Yang stepped down as CEO and finally in January of 2009 Yahoo replaced him with Carol Bartz. However, did you know that the day before the announcement, former CEO Terry Semel broke all ties with Yahoo? Some other items of note you’ll hear on the Podcast – It’s Timothy McVey day! The LaMaccia Loophole, Craigslist hitman and Yahoo buys Geocities. The first version of Tetris is...

Week in Tech History – 1-12-09 – Hello Dave 0

Week in Tech History – 1-12-09 – Hello Dave

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Interesting note about Jan 12th in 1997 – It’s a fictional fact – The HAL 9000 computer Production number 3 became operational on that day. It doesn’t go without controversy, as the movie decided to move the date of the computers’ being to 1992. Nonetheless, we can say Good Morning Dave. Other events Dave are Jack Tramiel steps down from Commodore, Apple’s Market capitalization surpasses Dell, Ralph Baer invents the Video game and Macbook Air debuts.

Week In Tech History – 1-05-09 – CES and MacWorld 0

Week In Tech History – 1-05-09 – CES and MacWorld

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. MacWorld and CES have been in competition on this week for many years. With that, we have had a lot of great announcements come out of thise week. G4, Mac Mini, the Lisa computer and a lot more on the Apple side, where CES announced everything from new computers from Commodore (did you know there was a 264 and 364 computer?), Atari, IBM, Gateway and many other companies. We also saw Jobs and Woz reunite again at the MacWorld Expo, Time Inc and Warner communications merge to Time-Warner, then AOL buy it to form AOL Time-Warner. There is a whole lot of History this week, so check out the Podcast and get your fix on information.

LIVE SHOW 10-20-2008 – Chat with Jeri Ellsworth 0

LIVE SHOW 10-20-2008 – Chat with Jeri Ellsworth

The coolest thing about the LIVE SHOW is you never know who is going to show up. This week started slow, but that all changed when Jeri Ellsworth showed up. Jeri created the Commodore 64 joystick – 30 C64 games on one joystick controller. We talked about Pinball machines and Video Arcade systems. Jeri was also building a new studio, so we talked about ways to make the room less noisey. Jeri even talked about creating a new video capture system. We also had Art from twoguystech.com, as well as Brokenshovel and husker_fan. All in all another great show. Hour 1

The Computers in My Life 1

The Computers in My Life

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIt was a Commodore Vic 20. We were up North at our Grandma’s house for Christmas in 1981. Our cousins had a Vic20 and we played some cool games. When we got home at the end of the week, we opened our presents and low and behold, we had a Vic 20. I swear I got up early every day of Winter break to play on this new machine. I did have to fight for use with the rest of my family, but I think I got some good time on it.

Episode 17 1-23-08 0

Episode 17 1-23-08

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSoundcard Woes – More Snow – Techpodcasts Roundtable Twitter – http://twitter.com/geekazine MySpace – http://myspace.com/geekazine 608-807-4379 [email protected] Download the show Time Warner Usage Pricing – AP College Filtering of ISP – Ars Technica Open Minded Mac Buyers – Toms Hardware Buyback option – CNN MySpace fixes Voyeur bug – Wired HBO to Go – Cnet On The Geek: Navigate a Jailbroken iPhone with voice Bug Labs Opens Doors Defeat Yahoo’s CAPTCHA Mobile Phones cause Sleep Problems? – BBC Yahoo Layoffs Comming – Cnet Crunchies – Dan Farber Javascript Worm – ArsTechnica Outsource the Inbox – fourhourworkweek Saas to improve Government – ZDNet Rock Star Coder – Computerworld Vishing – ArsTechnica Microsoft to Give Money – Yahoo Pownce on it – TechCrunch Of Note: The Wootable Awards Mac 10.5.2 Screenshots Mac vs…. Commodore? Lightsaber Lamps 90 Computers from the Past Batcave Home Theatre LED Cellphone...

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