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Absolute LoJack Challenge & My Stolen iPhone Story

NOTE: This is a post brought to you by Absolute LoJack. The Contest part is over. All opinions on software are those of Geekazine. Last week I announced a contest and talked about going #DigitallyDark for the Absolute LoJack Challenge. I have actually had this happen to me, which is a far better story than any “recreation” I could make. That is when I started thinking about better protecting my devices, especially since  I need them to do my job. Remember: A Laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. That laptop could have your vacation or kids photos, tax or other business documents, or...

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Ubisurfer: One Year Free 3G Access with Purchase of Netbook, Tablet

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 21.4MB) Internet access is becoming a necessity. However, if you cannot afford a large data plan with caps, then maybe you should try Ubisurfer. Buy a netbook, get the internet for free for a year. Ubisurfer is a standard netbook with Windows CE or Linux. They will have a 10″ netbook and Android Tablet version soon. The netbook has an SD card slot and 3 USB connectors. For the $250 price tag, you will have 3G Internet for one year. No word if it will be 3G, CDMA, GSM or...

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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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Mobile Broadband: Wave Of Our Future?

Despite the drool-inducing new tech from such phone-makers as LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson, mobile broadband was the star of the show at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, which was held in Barcelona from February 15th to the 18th. At a press conference, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg boldly declared that the era of mobile broadband is upon us. “Mobile broadband has had its breakthrough,” said Vestberg, “and we believe that we will see three billion new mobile broadband subscriptions in the next five years.” Vestberg’s estimates may seem a bit optimistic, but there is no doubt that the growth...

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Asus EeePC Touch Netbook Could Rival the iPad – CES 2010

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.9MB) Did you want a Netbook with a Touch screen? The Asus EeePC Touch Netbook will be for you. Last year we stopped at the ASUS booth and became impressed with their touch screen technologies in smaller computers. Well, this netbook will definitely continue the trend. The Touch Netbook has an ATOM z520 – 1.33 GHz processor, 512MB L2 Cache, 533 MHz Front Side Bus, DDR2 memory, 32MB  SSD and 500 GB Web Storage. It also comes with USB ports, audio jacks and a RJ-45 connector.  Price point will be around $470 –...

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Nvidia – ION Graphics for Netbooks – CES 2010

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (29.6MB) A Netbook to run Streaming video? A Netbook to push that video to a larger screen? That’s impossible – Or maybe not. Nvidia Ion might have the solution for you. We saw the ION at CES 2009 and were impressed with it’s small form factor. Now we’re seeing a new generation as the ION is entering into a Netbook. Speed and convenience with a low priced machine. Todd Cochrane talks with Ken (last year Andy talked with Ken) over how the ION has changed and how it works not only in Netbooks,...

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5 Tech Things – Twitter 101

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) This Week Skype Sold Sold to ebay in 2005 for 2.6 billion – Meg Whitman – sore issue 1.9 Billion was sold – 2.75 Billion overall – eBay keeps 35% Silver Lake Partners with venture-capital firms Index Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz, as well as the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Joltid Ltd.  Skype co-founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, retained the rights to the peer to peer software when they sold the company. Snow Leopard Freezes Spinning circle Press the C key iPhone to get MMS September 25th. Software update G-Screen Dual...

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Geekazine Podcast Ep. 99 Tech Podcasts – Floating on the Internet

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:50 — 21.9MB) 1 away from 100 – Madison Non Profit Day – Thanks to all on Summer of Podcasts. Winners will be contacted soon – Other giveaways – The Newest Podcast in Geekazine: the Day in Tech History – The New Computer is Ordered and Coming. It includes: ASUS M4A78t-e with Phenom II X4 – 945 Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Save 15% on all orders at Eastbay with code AFZINE15 & 20% on orders $75 or more at Eastbay...

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Geekazine Podcast Ep 97 – 7-29-09 – More Codes in SOP Contest

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:50 — 23.7MB) Challenge to Notebook / Netbook Makers. The Podcast Machine back up and running… – Final Days – Summer of Podcasts & announcement on Podcast Carnivale – Three more to Show 100 (August 19th). Thoughts out to Andy McCaskey. Looking for some supplemental income. Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones Save 15% on all orders at Eastbay with code AFZINE15 & 20% on orders $75 or more at Eastbay with code AFZINE20...

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Geekazine Stance on “Rumor Mills”

I might be shooting myself in the foot, but you know, I am not a big fan of the Rumor mill. Especially when it comes to Apple products. In the last 6 months, we have seen and heard about products that don’t materialize. The Apple Mini iPhone and Netbooks come to mind. While I DO believe that Apple is making a Tablet, I don’t want to get caught up in the hype. That way we won’t have to turn around and say it didn’t happen. We’ll leave the rumor mill to TechCrunch who will tell you about the $800 Netbook...

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Geekazine Podcast Ep 94 -7-08-09 – Winner of Summer of Geekazine Contest

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:14 — 21.2MB) July 4th was a Blast – Summer of Podcasts Week 2 – Summer of Geekazine Winner – Michael – The Paypal issue – Studio almost done – The Green Screen Video – CES 2010 Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones Save 15% on all orders at Eastbay with code AFZINE15 & 20% on orders $75 or more at Eastbay with code AFZINE20 All Show Notes are also on Delicious Hotline –...

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Podcast Ep 88 – 5-27-09 – Last Week Here

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:10 — 21.1MB) Last week in this place. I ate a lot of Brats this last weekend. Goodbye to friend ‘Supergirl’. Show Prep on Google Docs. Still need an iPhone App developer. Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on http://delicious.com/geekazine/88 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Lenovo S12 on...