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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 longer welcome. I was also sick during the launch and the audio was not going my way. I took the negative focus and put it in positive articles on Geekazine. Adding the Focus section and the video (pic 1*) which I talked about tech how-to. I also started...

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HP Tech Cast #6: Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Subscribe: iTunes | RSSOn Tuesday, Microsoft officially launched Server 2012 to the public. This was a low key launch with a landing page with keynote videos. After, we got on HP Tech Cast with a few bloggers to talk about the “Cloud OS”. Calvin Zito joins me with bloggers John Obeto, Jason Lopez and Hans Vredevoort. We talk about Virtualization capabilities, storage, and the new ReFS file system.

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FCC Attacks Verizon Tether Charge – Why AT&T is Not Next

Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Last Thursday I went to update to Mountain Lion and the whole computer crashed. Since it’s under warranty, I sent it in. 5 days later I got it back. Hopefully, all daemons have been expelled from this machine. Nonetheless, periodic backups are now in order. I also got a new recliner. It’s been a while since I had one, and hopefully I’ll get a lot more work done in comfort. I decided to fall asleep in the chair (to test it out), which is why the show is late. Finally – we have the winner of the Roku2 contest. Congrats to Gary Kirk – winner of the Roku 2! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe to the podcast via: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine –  Geekazine Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed –...

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PrivacyStar: Block Phone Numbers from Calling – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSPrivacy Star blocks your phone numbers from any type of solicitors, including pollsters. The PrivacyStar app will control and monitor your mobile device. Smart Block will crowdsource the top 25 numbers, then block those numbers for the week. They also have a caller ID function, which will tell you who is calling. With the Do Not Disturb mode, all unblocked numbers will be forwarded to a custom text message. Most important, you can file a complaint if the caller is harassing you, right from the phone. This app is for Android or Blackberry users. iPhone launch will be Q2. They are also looking at VoIP solutions. Seven day free trial, $2.99 a month after (credit card or direct charge on phone). Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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In-Car Innovation with Toyota In Tune Multimedia

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSToyota will be bringing applications like I Heart Radio, Pandora, Bing search, movie tickets and more. Toyota In-Tune is the name of the program. They are still in prototype, so check with your Toyota dealer for more information. The launch will show what Toyota USA will bring to market. Of course, Toyota has been around for a number of years, working in everything from cars, to robotics. Toyota also owns Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors. These Sponsors made CES 2011 coverage possible your support of them is appreciated! Get your 14 day Free Trial of AudibleGold! GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Contest over: Announcing HP Data Vault Giveaway: 7 Chances to Win a HP Data Vault X510 10

Contest over: Announcing HP Data Vault Giveaway: 7 Chances to Win a HP Data Vault X510

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSThis contest is over. Thanks to all who participated. Over the last few  months, I’ve reviewed and talked about the HP X510 Data Vault. It is a stand alone server that you can use as a home or business backup, or a full multimedia server at home or on the web. Well now you can have your own, as we are announcing the HP Data Vault giveaway! You can win one of 7 HP X510 Data Vault machines! Each web site will run contests their own way. At the end of their week, they will give away the X510 StorageWorks Data Vault. Head over to the following sites to find out more information: (See Below for Geekazine’s contest rules) Site name Contest Launch date Winner Announcement date Neowin 11-Apr 18-Apr MediaBlab 18-Apr 25-Apr Hardwaresphere 25-Apr 2-May Slashgear 2-May 9-May Geekazine 9-May 16-May Absolutely Windows 16-May 23-May...

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Ford SYNC – Debut of Their New System – CES Showstoppers 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSFord Motors made a lot of announcements during CES. The big one is called “My Ford Touch” – Being able to use an organized button system, along with a voice activated system. They had a major launch a few months ago within 12 models, and the line continues on. Todd Cochrane talks with Jim from Ford about this new phone – car sync system, along with their partners: Stitcher, Pandora, Nuance, THX, Flir, MapQuest, Microsoft and many more. OpenBeak allows you to Twitter, and you can connect with your phone via the car.

Week In Tech History – 6-15-09 – FireFox 3 Debuts 0

Week In Tech History – 6-15-09 – FireFox 3 Debuts

Subscribe: iTunes | RSSBrought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get your 30 Day free trial Mozilla broke free and created Firefox back in 2004. Since then, they have been growing in browser popularity. Being the major browser in Linux, but also downloadable for Windows and Mac helps a lot. The ability to install Add-ons also makes this browser very flexable. On June 17th, 2008, Mozilla released version 3.0 of the browser (with version 1.9 of the Gecko engine). They wanted to put a big dent into the Internet Explorer market, so they created a “Download party”. The idea was to get a record number of downloads for the launch – a Guiness World record, that is. They created Download Day to promote the record. However, the day of the launch was not good to Mozilla. They got ready to push out the browser, but a website glitch...

Podcast Ep. 66 – 12-31-08 – The LAST Episode… 1

Podcast Ep. 66 – 12-31-08 – The LAST Episode…

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Week In Tech History – Nov 17th – 20th – Pentium 4 Debuts 0

Week In Tech History – Nov 17th – 20th – Pentium 4 Debuts

Subscribe: iTunes | RSSBrought to you by Gotomeeting. Go to Gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for an Unlimited free trial. On November 20th. 2000, Intel introduced their newest line, and Seventh generation of Pentium core processors. Code named “Willamette”, it became the Pentium 4 processor upon launch. The first processors were in speeds of 1.4 and 1.5 GHz and a new technology called “NetBurst”, which was suppose to carry processors to 10 GHz, until they found an issue that made the processor plateau at 4 GHz. The processor had it’s problems – transistor power leakages and cooling issues. However the processor has been used in machines up until 2008 when it retired at 3.8 GHz. Add in Hyperthreading and the system could run more efficiantly. Other notes of the week – Windows 1.0 debuts, the first experiments of the transistor is run, the first Sunday Comics section is printed and Calvin and...