Tagged: environment

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Sustainability Blues: Drinking Water Issues Around the World – Further with Ford

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:13:32 — 1,009.6MB) If you live outside the US, you might be very aware of the drinking water issues. Inside the US – you might not know this but in the next 10-20 years you will be faced with a drinking water shortage. While at the Further with Ford conference in Dearborn, MI I learned about how the world deals with getting clean drinking water. The Sustainability Blues also opened my eyes in the fact this resource is getting taxed. There are 7 billion in the world with expectations of hitting 10...

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SunOyster Systems brings Concentrated Solar Power – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:04 — 74.2MB) The biggest issue with solar power is those large panels you have to place on the house to get enough power to be worth it. Concentrated solar could help and SunOyster Systems is working on doubling the power in less time. Using a reflexive surface the light concentrates to efficiently consume the cell. The setup of the system looks a lot different than a solar panel. Curved reflective surfaces point to the cell in a way it doesn’t reflect back (like to a pilot passing overhead) and can capture...

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The Mobile Payment: Is It Safer than the Credit Card?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:48 — 34.9MB) Hope you had an awesome Easter weekend. The temperatures took a swift kick and spring all of a sudden was here. Bought a firepit to enjoy in the backyard – along with some new found bicycling trails around the area here. Catching up on everything – the NAB videos are starting to wrap as I have some new products to review. TWIGG was a laid back show last night as we talked news of Google Glass.   Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe...

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Nest Smoke Alarm Demonstration – SXSW 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:25 — 55.7MB) I stopped by the Nest tent at SXSW to see the nest thermostat and smoke alarm in action. Nest makes home automation devices which can be controlled via smarphone or by hand. The Nest thermostat can help you adjust your heat or air, while the smoke alarm can detect smoke or carbon dioxide. The Nest fire truck was on hand to give the smoke demonstration. Notice how unnoticeable the smoke is when the alarm goes off. I have done this many times – I cook something which trips the...

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The Satellite Has Changed: Interview with Peter Platzer – NanoSatisfi

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:05 — 160.9MB) 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 space and hover over earth without...

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) 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. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at)...

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Booting Knoppix: A Short Photo Tour

In my post on Tasting Linux, I mentioned Live CDs as a way of sticking your toe in the Linux pool to see whether it might be fun to dive in. I thought it would be fun to show some pictures of what a Knoppix Live CD boot looks like. This is just an intro, not a detailed HOWTO.

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Geekazine and Friends 2009 Predictions

If you like this article, please DIGG it. Thanks! In Part 1, we looked at last years predictions. The numbers weren’t too shabby. This year, we’ve expanded the list to anyone that wanted to contribute. And Contributions I did get. 250 of them. I spent most of Friday night and subsequent morning filtering the list to a couple pages worth of information. We have CEO’s, CTO’s, Marketers, Podcasters and even a Psychic helping us with this years list. Of course at the end of the list I will be adding my 2 cents worth for 2009 on Page 2.  So...

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Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True?

Wow. It was about a year ago I asked for people to send in thoughts as to what to expect in 2008. I also made some Technology predictions. But the real question was – How far off was I? This is actually part 1 of a 2-part story. This first part reviews the predictions I made last year and how far off I was. Part 2 will have this years predictions, including predictions from CEO’s CTO’s TechPodcasters and even a Psychic. So without any further ado, let’s pick apart my idiocy from last year: OLPC will have some growing pains....

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Week in Tech History – 12-01-08 – QuickTime Launches

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (6.1MB) Brought to you by Gotomeeting. Go to Gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for an Unlimited free trial. It was Dec. 2nd 1991 and Apple had thoughts of pushing video content on machines as they launched the Quicktime Application. Since then it’s gone through regular updates, including Quicktime 4, where it was introduced into the Windows environment. The newest version of Quicktime X (or Quicktime ten) will be coming out first quarter of 2009. Other events that happened this week – the applications for ability to bid on the 700 mHz spectrum ended. AMD was told they...