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Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast – the Throwdown II

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:57 — 197.2MB) Last year when the Chromecast came out, I wanted to highlight the pros and cons of the top set top box devices. That included the Apple TV and Roku. What I called the Throwdown. Yesterday, Amazon announced their entry into the streaming box market. Their set top box made a big splash with the community. Faster than the other media boxes, the Fire TV also plans to compete with the gaming market and an additional wireless controller system. Therefore, I had to bring the competitors back for… The Set...

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Amazon Fire TV: What This Streaming Device Needs to Win

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:51 — 33.6MB) Did you get fooled today? Lots of April Fools jokes out there, so make sure you read through the whole article before you buy into it. Finished all the SXSW videos this last week except for one (and there is a reason why – more later). Now it’s time to get ready for NAB! I’ll be heading out on Friday. Last night was a laid back one for TWIGG. Luke and I talked about Android Wearables and how that affects Google Glass. We also debuted Chroma-key shirt, and debuted...

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Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu Plus – the Throwdown

This week, Amazon mentioned they may be raising the yearly fee by up to $40. This would make the Amazon Prime service $120 a year, or about $10 a month. Netflix and Hulu Plus have their service for $8 a month. While Amazon offers more to their Prime service, is it worth keeping with the price increase. Better yet, if you only had $10 / month to spend on a service, which one would you buy? The Good and Bad of Netflix Netflix has a streaming service and a DVD rental service. They used to be one entity, but were...

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Facebook Wants to Give Your Credit Cards to 3rd Party Apps

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:43 — 31.5MB) It’s grilling season for me – inherited a gas grill that needed a little bit of TLC. The end result is I am grilling everything. No TWIGG this week, next week Kathi Browne will be joining us. I will be trying out Google Hangouts Live Q&A to see how this will play into future recordings. I’m using a new mixer for this episode of Geek Smack. The Monoprice 615808 pro audio 8-channel mixer. Tell me what you think of the sound. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download...

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Apple iPhone 5S/5C Event: Which Phone is Worth It?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:47 — 28.1MB) On Monday, I helped my brothers rebuild the back porch and access ramp so my Dad can come home from the nursing home. Of course we decided to do it on one of the hottest days in the summer. Today, I hurt! I did record TWIGG last night but was too exhausted to post, so I’ll probably post during the Apple announcement. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter...

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Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Chromecast – It’s a Throwdown!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:23 — 207.8MB) A few weeks ago, Google came out with their newest streaming media device in Chromecast. An HDMI dongle that plugs into the back of your TV to watch applications such as Netflix, YouTube and more. In the meantime, the Parks Associates just released a report stating Roku has 37% share to Apple TVs 24% in the market. So which one do you want to get? Today, I am going to show you these three set top boxes along with their advantages and disadvantages.Then you can make an informed decision...

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Texting and Driving Leading Cause of Teen Automobile Deaths

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:02 — 26.9MB) Two weeks done on the 10,000 step challenge. Today is going to hit the 80’s so I’m racing to get this episode done and enjoy the warmer weather. Thanks to all who have been watching! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 262 Tech News: Samsung Powers...

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Is Tim Cook on the Way Out of Apple?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:13 — 20.8MB) I’m on the road for the last day of CAWorld. I talk about coming to Vegas twice in one month and the tolls it takes on you. Lots of great tech news and geek news too. Since I’m on the road, I decided to try out this Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB/XLR Microphone. It did a pretty decent job in capture – although I had to go in and do some post production for volume. What do you think about it? Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version...

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Basic Cable Gets Encrypted

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:32 — 27.8MB) Thoughts and prayers go out to those affected in the Boston Marathon attack. Back from NAB – Lots of announcements dealing with streams and a new show (Kind of). Watch for the Special Media videos on NAB. Of course I am going back to Vegas next week for CAWorld. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History –...

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Google Pays 1 billion to Apple, Mountain Dew for Breakfast, Justin Bieber Crashes

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:10 — 18.8MB) OK – so I thought Monday was Presidents Day and I took part of the day off. Guess that is next week. CES videos are just kickin my butt. Also got some contract work so this last week has been pretty busy. I am bringing back the Summer of Podcasts contest – Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in...

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Are 3D Printer Gun Models A Menace?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:16 — 19.0MB) Happy 12/12/12 day! Did some work in the studio this last week to spruce up the look. Also doing lots of recordings getting ready for the holiday season. Started the new Google+ Community for Podcasters – Thanks to everyone that has joined in! Tonight I’ll be chatting on Twitter with Mignon Fogarty – Be a part of future Podchats! Only 3 weeks away from the CES action! Head to TPN.TV for the live stream! Please Fill out the Geek Smack! Survey Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the...

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The Daily Dies – Were they Set to Fail?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:49 — 20.1MB) Taking some time to look at the studio set and video shots. Needs a little upgrading so I will be moving things around. Don’t forget we’re only 4 weeks away from the CES action! Head to TPN.TV for the live stream! Please Fill out the Geek Smack! Survey Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special...