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Fingerprint Validation Technology with Validity

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:15 — 316.7MB) Mariel van Tatenhove, the VP of Marketing came by the live booth to show off Validity. It’s the fingerprint swipe technology on certain laptops and touchscreens. Validity is different from other fingerprint swipe technologies for they separate the sendor from the silicon. The end result is the sensor is not broken. The best part is the newer versions can change color to let you know if it worked or not. Interview with Tom Newman of Fogview Podcast Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25%...

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Toshiba Glasses Free 3D TV

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:42 — 41.0MB) Toshiba was showing off their glasses-Free 3D televisions. They had a regular 3D TV next to the glasses free option. Each Toshiba 3D TV comes with green engineering, powerful sound and application support. Netflix, Pandora and more. Laptops, TV’s and more is what will be available for this first-generation product. While it’s not fully the same as if you had glasses on, it definitely shows a direction and even the possibility this could be a cool product in their 3rd or 4th gen TV sets. Interview by Tom Newman...

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Fingerprint Validation Technology with Validity

Mariel van Tatenhove, the VP of Marketing came by the live booth to show off Validity. It’s the fingerprint swipe technology on certain laptops and touchscreens. Validity is different from other fingerprint swipe technologies for they separate the sendor from the silicon. The end result is the sensor is not broken. The best part is the newer versions can change color to let you know if it worked or not. Interview with Tom Newman of Fogview Podcast Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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4G World 2010 – Highlighting Wireless 3G/4G Technologies

Last week I was asked by Roger Bindl of Viodi to come down to Chicago IL and help create content for 4G World – a convention coordinated by the Yankee Group. The week long event highlights the wireless world we are living in. With new products from many companies you may and may not know. We learned about products that can help you detect dead spots in your area. We learned about how to send large amounts of data over the air. We ran into old friends, like Bug Labs – who debuted a new 4G module to their mobile...

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Is the Netbook Dead?

No. In eclipse maybe, but not dead. From the San Jose Mercury-News: Tablet computers will outsell netbooks in the United States by 2012, according to a report issued Thursday by Forrester Research, which also predicted that nearly one in four personal computers sold to U.S. consumers will be tablets by 2015. The report echoes earlier projections from other leading research firms, which have suggested that sales are beginning to slow for netbooks, also known as mini-notebooks or mini-notes. Meanwhile, Apple has reported selling 2 million iPads in the first two months since the product was introduced. Apple seems to have...

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LoJack with Computrace and Intel Can Brick a Lost or Stolen Device – CES 2010

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (46.0MB) As an IT administrator in a previous life, I know that keeping data safe is key #1. It would have been nice to have this product on all the notebooks in the office. Especially one instance where the employee found a legal way around keeping their machine with all of our data on it. LoJack for Laptops / Computrace creates a partnership with Intel for Anti-Theft Technology – Think of it like a Kill switch if your machine gets lost, stolen, or taken in any way possible. The laptop will be rendered...

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Cyberlink – 3D Blu-Ray on a Laptop – CES 2010

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (44.1MB) Are you ready to get 3-D on your Laptop? Well Cyberlink is working on it. Not only will it be in 3-D, but also Blu-Ray Disc. All in their PowerDVD program. Andy McCaskey talks with Tom about 3-D Blu-Ray. Tom shows a pre-release version of the new drives. The best part is you can get 3-D in the shutter technology and the color displacement technology (red – blue glasses). It will be available on many newer laptops and desktops to get Blu-Ray – especially with 3-D video. Sponsor:  Try GoToAssist free for...

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Notebook, Netbook or Smartphone – Which will replace the desktop?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:09 — 3.7MB) Brought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get a free 30 day trial 10 years ago, if you had a computer, it was most likely a desktop. Notebooks – then called Laptops – were pretty expensive, but were also beginning to show that they could start to replace a desktop model. Fast forward to today: Event the Notebooks have been threatened as of late by Netbooks and smartphones. It leaves you to the question: What should your next purchase be? My first Laptop was a Zenith Data Systems 386...

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Morning Coffee: Then and Now – Bitstrips

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a Bitstrips. Today I was inspired. Me and my brother really enjoy going to breakfast every now and then. What was better – there was a restaurant that actually had Wi-Fi access. Therefore, we both would take our laptops and surf while eating. That was two weeks ago. Now we have smartphones that have wireless access. Of course, I have the iPhone 3GS and he has the Blackberry 8330. So why do we need the Notebooks? Heck – we can go to any place that serves breakfast because the Wi-Fi access selling...

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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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“Battery Died”

David Pogue discusses manufacturer’s claims of the longevity of laptop batteries in the New York Times. The post is here. It’s worth a read. He discusses how the “tests” of laptop battery life are in no way connected to how persons use laptops. A sample: Another problem: Unlike CIPA’s camera tests, the MobileMark test protocol doesn’t reflect real-world use. Consider, for example, the screen. It’s the most power-hungry component of a laptop, so specifying how bright it is during your test is extremely important. Well, the MobileMark test specifies that you have the screen set to 60 nits (a brightness...

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Geekazine Podcast – Ep 73 – 2-18-09 – Mobile Phone Edition

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.8MB) Good Luck Dan – FAWM – CES Video – Small Site issue – Turn A Blog to a Podcast Episode – Show Sponsors If you like the CES Coverage, please support the site. Use Pod125 at GoDaddy.com Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geek08″ 877-654-2265 Put Your Financial life in order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on Delicious