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Ford Edge Drive Keynote Part 2 – Elaine Bannon on History of Ford Edge 0

Ford Edge Drive Keynote Part 2 – Elaine Bannon on History of Ford Edge

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSPart 2 of the keynote brought up Elaine Bannon. She discussed the changes between the 2010 and 2011 Ford Edge. She also went into some interesting facts about the interior sound of the vehicle. Interesting to note the strides Ford made on the Interior quietness and the full design changes, implementing Sony’s sound system into the car. Elaine brings out some great information on this new design and how new items like the improved PowerTran system are implemented. This is part of the Geekazine Special Media Feed – Feel free to subscribe to this RSS for great special events.

Ford Edge Drive Keynote Part 1 – Frank Davis 1

Ford Edge Drive Keynote Part 1 – Frank Davis

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSNashville, TN – A group of reporters decended to Nashville to drive the new Ford Edge. I was one of those people. And while I cannot tell you how the car drives (we are under Embargo until Monday, Aug. 23rd), I can report about the rest of the 1 day event. I got in about 10 AM, in which I met other reporting crew. We piled into a Ford (no surprise, there) and headed to the Factory – an event Hall in Nashville. This was a floor with 5 stations so we could learn about this car’s partners: Nuance, Sony and Telenav. The main Keynote consisted of 4 Speakers: Frank Davis, Elaine Bannon, John Schneider and Amy Marentic. We split the session up into 4 parts. In this first video, you will listen to Frank Davis talk about the growing popularity of Ford Cars,...

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick 2

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 Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

Not Quite Dead Yet – Bitstrips 0

Not Quite Dead Yet – Bitstrips

Something happened to me yesterday that not only took me by surprise, it threw my whole day off. My laptop stopped working. I closed the case to get ready to go to the coffee shop and the hard drive started clicking. When I turned the computer off then back on, the hard drive wouldn’t initialize. I took the drive out of the laptop and ran diagnostics on it. No problems. I ran a full CHKDSK and fixed some bad sectors. I then proceeded in full backup and cleanup mode (removing files, defragmenting, etc). When I popped the drive back in there was no issues. I went on with my life. Not all computers are lucky like that. While I am still not sure what happened, I am lucky it wasn’t broken. The best I can figure is the hard drive might have unseated from the laptop. I am...

Is Comcast Trying to Be the Next AOL? 0

Is Comcast Trying to Be the Next AOL?

Subscribe: iTunes | RSSAudio Podcast Brought to you by CareerSaver.com – Special discount on Training materials if you use code “Geek08”. 1-877-654-2265. Comcast has been riddled in the news lately. Bandwidth caps, overage fees all for simply surfing the internet. However they simultaneously opened Fancast – a Video Download site which won’t go against that cap. They also have Comcast.net, Disney Connection and Rhapsody Player Plus – All within their community. There was another company that tried to keep their members contained within their virtual fence. That company was AOL.  However, AOL has been opening up for all to use. Still, I have to ask the question: Is Comcast becoming the next AOL?

Webware 100 Winners – Who won, and what’s new. 0

Webware 100 Winners – Who won, and what’s new.

Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | RSSWeb Apps.  Can we live without them anymore? What did we ever do without them? Webware put out it’s top 100 and we’re going to go through them and see what was good, what was bad, and what was… well, you know.. Webware is a site dedicated to watching what is popping up out on the internet. Any application that a web developer puts out will be checked out and reported on by this organization. It’s a good thing, too. There are so many out there, it’s tough to keep up. On April 21st, Webware put out the list of the top 100 apps. There were ten categories, each with ten winners. There were 5000 nominees, and 300 apps were chosen as finalists. Over 1.9 million votes were cast to dwindle this list down to 100. According to Webware, most of...