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Samsung: Introduces Series 9 Notebook – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:38 — 82.3MB) Samsung is showing off their sleek and sexy series 9 notebooks. Todd is in the Samsung booth talking to Andrew about this new notebook. It is the worlds thinnest notebook PC. There is a 31.3″ and 15″ notebook at just a half an inch thick. Extremely portable, lightweight and very useful. 100% aluminum (called Duralumin) – single part chassis. Keyboard backlit and built with Solid State Drive (SSD). One version will have an i5, other with i7. High resolution with 400 nit screen. You can take it outside and...

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eFun’s apen Series: iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry Stylus – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:10 — 92.8MB) There are a few stylus out there so you can use an iPad without having to touch the screen. aPen is a company with a stylus for your use to a tablet. Whether it an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry or other device, you can revert to a stylus within seconds. Get apen on Amazon apen – which was being displayed by eFun – comes in many styles and colors. Most important, it’s shaped like a pen, so you can use it to write like you would in a...

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Belly-Bean: Lap Desktop – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:04 — 146.9MB) Belly-Bean (at www.beancospace.com) is not a surf board, but a stylish lap-desk for your comfort. Place this on your lap, then set your notebook, tablet, mouse, keyboard or other devices on top. Belly Bean is a hard maple on top and EVA (Ethylene vinyl acetate) foam on bottom, to prevent heat transfer. EVA foam is a material used in diving and dry suits. Belly-Bean’s workspace allows for a 17 inch laptop. It is $49.00 and is available through the Belly Bean Web site. It comes in White, Black and Natural. Interview by...

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Geek Smack! #191: Google+ vs Facebook – Fight of the Century

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:39 — 18.2MB) www.thegeeksmack.com – This week’s episode of Geek Smack! Happy post- 4th of July all. Hope you had your share of burgers and blowin stuff up. It’s been a thin weekend of news because everyone has been salivating over a new Social Network. Still, we have a full show of Smack for you, so here it is. Do you like the new format? Take my small survey and let me know! Geek Smack Sponsor board! Backup with Mozy, use code “Geek” for 15% off! Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month Sticher:...

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DisplayLink USB 3.0 Monitor Extenders

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:06 — 144.8MB) If you need another computer monitor – Maybe need to connect a DVI monitor into a Laptop that has only VGA only – then Display Link has the answer. Using Display Link and USB, you can connect a second or third monitor. DisplayLink also announced the USB 3.0 monitor extension. It is backwards compatible to USB 2.0, but with the 3.0 you can power a  23 inch monitor. You also don’t need external power cords. If your desktop or notebook has USB 3.0, then Display Link is a great...

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Worth Avenue Group Insures Digital Devices

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 472.0MB) Worth Avenue Group will insure your devices. Tablet, smartphone, notebook – Whatever you have, you can get it insured. They cover for multiple issues. If your best friend sits on your Kindle, that is insured. If you drop your iPhone, they’ll replace the broken glass. If you have a virus on your computer, they will cover the cleaning cost. They have been supporting and insuring K-12 classes for years now. They even support the peripherals that you use. If your USB drive gets damaged, they’ll cover that. Mouse, keyboard...

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Mobile Edge Eco-Friendly Cases Let you Keep the Laptop in the Bag

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:52 — 409.6MB) Matthew Olivolo joined the TPN CES Live coverage with their lines of laptop bags from Mobile Edge. These bags will let you open the bag and not have to take out the notebook. Best part, it’s a green technology. In LAX alone, 12,000 notebooks are lost or stolen during scanning. By keeping the device in the Mobile Edge bag, you don’t loose or misplace the device while trying to get your shoes back on. Best part is you unfold and let it go through the scanners. Mobile Edge bags are...

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Toshiba SSD vs HDD Shake Transfer Test

Todd was walking through the Toshiba booth when they saw this shake test. Basically the station was shaking a SSD and HDD at the same time. The idea was to show how data works when the hard drive moves. Moreover, how the SSD drive performs better in this situation. If you have a notebook with a HDD, then you should really wait for the computer to fully go to sleep before putting it away. However, with an SSD drive inside, not only do you not have to wait, it even closes down faster. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central...

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DisplayLink USB 3.0 Monitor Extenders

If you need another computer monitor – Maybe need to connect a DVI monitor into a Laptop that has only VGA only – then Display Link has the answer. Using USB, you can connect a second or third monitor. But now, DisplayLink announced the USB 3.0 monitor extension. Display Link USB 3.0 monitor is backwards compatible to USB 2.0, but with the 3.0 you can power a  23 inch monitor. You also don’t need external power cords. If your desktop or notebook has USB 3.0, then the Display Link USB 3.0 is a great add-on. Having an extra monitor to extend...

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Worth Avenue Group Insures Digital Devices

Worth Avenue Group will insure your devices. Tablet, smartphone, notebook – Whatever you have, you can get it insured. They cover for multiple issues. If your best friend sits on your Kindle, that is insured. If you drop your iPhone, they’ll replace the broken glass. If you have a virus on your computer, they will cover the cleaning cost. They have been supporting and insuring K-12 classes for years now. They even support the peripherals that you use. If your USB drive gets damaged, they’ll cover that. Mouse, keyboard and heaphones get smashed? They’ll take care of that, too. Thanks...

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Hands On – Dell Inspiron Duo

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:53 — 21.1MB) While at Dell OEM day, we got to see Scott Hanson’s new Dell Inspiron Duo notebook / tablet. A pretty nice idea – flip the screen and turn the notebook into a touchscreen device. But the question is if it’s a functional device. The machine we looked at had a ATOM Duo 1.4 GHz N550 processor, 320 GB hard drive (SATA, not SSD), 2 GB memory and a 10″ screen. The weight on the machine was 2-3x that of an iPad. We got to play with the DUO for a...

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5 Tech Things #64: Keep Your Man Parts Cool

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:50 — 57.5MB) Well you Weekend Tech Warriors! Here is your 5 Tech Things You Should Know for this week Google Gives Raises. Google Instant View – Are they Stealing Traffic? Ask.com changes – Search Engine is closing (sort of) Han Solo Encased in Legonite How you can Continue to Use Notebook on Lap Without Heating Up Man-Parts The Xi3 Computer is a 4″ AMD Computer for Home Theaters Get the Chinchillin  T-Shirt at SnorgTees Back up Now, Back up Often, Backup Off-site with Mozy Home Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for...