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Sony Handycam PJ710 Review

I had the opportunity to play with the Sony Handycam PJ710 over the summer. I saw these Sony cameras at CES and was really excited to add this to my video arsenal. This is a camera that is also a video projector. Great for showing off those videos you just took of the kids, the parents or whatever you recorded. The camera is part of the PJ7xx series. PJ710 and PJ790. The main difference between the two is the PJ790 comes with 96 GB internal flash memory – perfect for a few hours of recording. I also have the Sony...

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5 Years of Geekazine.com – The Good, Bad and the Future

Do you remember what you were doing 5 years ago today? I do. I started this website. -Jeffrey Powers, Geekazine.com It was this day in 2007 where I hit the button and started Geekazine.com. The podcast was already running (as I started it a month prior). I launched the website and did the podcast for the day. I felt it was a great launch and an exciting time for me and Geekazine. Then I got laid off from my job. It was literally the day before launch that I was called into a room and told my services were no...

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New York Film Academy – SXSW 2012

If you want to learn more about making film, and are planning to take classes on it, you might want to check out the New York Film Academy. The school helps you learn how to use the video gear so you can take a job in film career path you want. Alumni include Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Nicholas McDonald (the Middle), Zac Wong (Road Runner), and more. Jeffrey talks to Mike from New York Film Academy about the school. Jeffrey also uses the green screen they had set up. Subscribe to Geekazine SMF - Also on TechPodcasts SMF - Get on iTunes SMF - Get...

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GadgetTrak Finds Your Computer, Tablet, Smartphone

If your laptop gets stolen, if you misplace your smartphone or if you just want to know where your kid took your tablet. That is what GadgetTrak is about. GadgetTrak is software you install on the device which can then be tracked via the website. You can use it for recovery or location spotting. Say you want to know where a worker is – just run the program and you can find out if they are at a job site or at home sleeping. GadgetTrak will also take a picture of a would-be thief when they turn the computer on. TPN CES...

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Ecovacs Robotic Window Cleaner Scale Glass to Clean

If you own a building – especially one that has multiple floors – it can get hard and dangerous to clean windows. But not anymore as Ecovacs are here. Ecovacs is a Chinese company that produces cleaning products for multiple use. Now one that cleans the windows. Winbot is an interesting cleaner. It works on the same magnetic connection as some name badges you see have. The two halves separate, then adjoin back together on a window pane. One moves around and both of them clean the window in a pattern that will not leave streaks. You would have to be...

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Corning Puts Tough Glass on Smartphone, Tablet

Hollis James joins the TPN Live CES Coverage. Corning is the company that puts the glass on those devices. Corning puts their “Gorilla Glass” on these devices. That is what is used on Samsung, LG and other devices. From phone to TV – the Gorilla Glass will withstand above average wear and tear. Not only shatter-resistant, but also scratch resistant. They have a group of people in a room that try to break the glass. How fun a job is that? Since Corning is 50% owned by Samsung, it’s safe to say their surfaces are Corning. Interview by Todd Cochrane...

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Ramblings: Hard Drive Woes – July 3rd, 2010

It’s been a while since I did a Ramblings. Here we go… Last night I went to record some of July’s Day in Tech History episodes. The audio was lagging – when I stopped processing, it would sit and think. I was able to save the recording, but it took a good 5 minutes to catch up. I finally got it to work better by putting the cache files on another drive. Uh oh… This is the first time in 15 years of PC computing that I have had a hard drive even start to falter in a production machine. Not...

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When SPARC is Gone: Bill Allen – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure

We all hate the word. It means extra hours and that one thing that hangs up the project until someone goes “Wait, this is how it works” and everything just makes sense. Migration We are coming up to a point where even old software needs to move forward. Legacy is not the way to go in this day and age. Staying on Legacy equipment may mean you are going to pay even more when you don’t have a choice. Bill Allen talks about why it is important to get off the old Legacy and get on a system that will...

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Nuance – Dragon Naturally Speaking v 10 learns your voice – CES Digital Experience 2010

I remember using Dragon in the past. It did the job, but sometimes was a real pain. However, that was 5 years ago, and a lot changed since. Think of a program that will not only understand what you say, but will also scan what you have typed in the past to compile the recognition software. Then when you speak a friends’ name or a word that only you say, it will type it. Nuance (the makers of Dragon Naturally Speaking), also created an iPhone application that you can use while mobile. Todd Cochrane talks with Krisi from Nuance. She...

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16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link...

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Guest Appearance on PC/Mac Smackdown

So Cal and I were having lunch the other day and he says – “Why don’t you come on the show”. I say “Why not?” He says “Yeah, why not.” and I say “Ye… wait. I have to get more Pizza Hut Buffet Pizza.” Then we go get some more Pizza. Nonetheless, that evening we got together and talked on many topics in the PC/Mac Smackdown. We talked about the iLiver, Morro and Netbooks. Cal and Rachel do a great job in this show and it was a lot of fun. There was a lot of items we didn’t talk...