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First Look at Wirecast 7 from Telestream

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSTelestream released version 7 of their popular video software switcher Wirecast today. Along with a new logo, they redesigned some of the basic features to streamline the product. They also improved the software so it will work better on a PC or Mac. I take you though a first look at the new version. What is Wirecast? Wirecast is a video software switcher and layer system. With this software, you can set up scenes to record or stream to your favorite platform (e.g. Facebook or YouTube, Livestream, UStream, etc). You can layer a video with graphics, photos, other videos or one-on-one conversations via Skype or Google Hangouts. There are two versions. Wirecast and Wirecast Pro. The software starts at $495 and you can get Wirecast Here. Changing of the Source Settings   The biggest change is how you set up scenes. The 2nd window...

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HPE Discover 2016 Blogger Coffee Talks – 4K 360 Video

This year at HPE Discover, I decided to put my Kodak PixPro SP360 to some major use. The task was to record the Blogger Coffee talks at the event. Each one is filled with lots of great content and I wanted to not only capture the speakers, but also the people asking the questions. Architect of future IT infrastructure with vish, Gary, Milan, Gary & Patrick #hpediscover #geekout #coffeetalk A photo posted by Jeffrey Powers (@geekazine) on Jun 8, 2016 at 3:40pm PDT Paul Muller on Digital Disruption VP of HPE Strategic Marketing Paul Muller has a style all his own. He disrupts corporate look and feel. So he works very well in Strategic Marketing and Disruption. He answered bloggers questions and how HPE is looking at “how to build a better mouse trap”. After all, HPE is focusing on “The Machine“, which is expected out next year....

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Canon Unreal Bowling Makes the Game New Again

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSI remember biking to my local bowling alley for 10 frames of fun and frustration. I was even on a league where I couldn’t figure out how to break 200. Nowadays, bowling is a sport that is losing interest as alleys are closing down. But can something like Unreal Bowling bring the excitement back? While at Infocomm 2016, I got to check out the “Unreal Bowling” by Canon and Crunchy Logistics. Using sensors and their Canon REALiS Projectors, they were able to give the lanes an interactive upgrade. Flip through the menus to choose what you want to do on the lane. You can attack Pumpkins, run the ball across a piano, see Fireworks and much more. This can even turn one game into many to bring excitement to the weekend-bowler. This is not a cheap investment as a simple lane like this starts...

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Remove the iPhone Headphone Jack Already!

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSThis week we focus on the iPhone Headphone Jack. Here is why this technology really doesn’t matter anymore. Using the Monoprice 600801 USB Microphone which I got in for review. Morning Geeks! Episode 9 Show Notes – Goodbye to Anton Yelchin and shame to Jeep. Get your car checked for recalls! – Rogue One Details on the cast – Justice League movie synopsis and villian – New Transformer: Squeek – Super Awesome Nerf Gun – MISSED: Wah Shoe – Mark Zuckerberg Tapes His Webcam – Burger King’s Mac and Cheetos – Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters – Westworld on HBO – Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children – Seinfeld Doom Level – Kung Fu Panda 3 on DVD Tuesday

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What is HPE Labs “The Machine” at HPE Discover

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIf someone was to ask you to draw a computer, you would probably draw an opaque box with a monitor, keyboard and mouse. In the last few years, the vision changed ever so slightly with some possibly drawing a laptop or tablet. But a computer is so much more and it’s starting to lose it’s physical body. Just like with the “Star Trek” theme we saw all that week at HPE Discover. I got to talk with Martina Trucco about what Hewlett Packard Enterprise Labs (HPE) saw as “The Machine”. They created an interactive sculpture where you could go inside and see the interactions from the items we use everyday (and might not even know it). From the cell phone in our pockets, to the towers that replicate and push out those signals, and finally, the destination of your communications – whether to one...

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Send Naked Selfies for Your Next Loan?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWould you send a naked selfie to get your next loan? It’s a thing in China and some people are getting caught up in it. Also talk about Orlando, my trip to Las Vegas, LG Urbane, and the hot coffee that came from the fridge. Morning Geeks! Episode 8 Show Notes: – E3 Gaming news from Microsoft, Playstation – WWDC and news of iOS 10 – Weird Al’s upcoming box set – Finding Dory – The CGI Carl’s Jr. Burger – Star Trek: Bridge Crew – Pete’s Dragon first look – Superman comes to Supergirl – Superman is the best equipped superhero

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The State of Adult-Themed Superhero Movies

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSThis week: Deadpool showed us we can have a successful adult themed hero movie. I explore how we can expand that idea. Morning Geeks! Ep. 7: – Real Life Half-Life City Scanner Drone – 4 Year Old Knocks over LEGO Sculpture – ASUS GX800 Water Cooled Laptop – Robert Kirkman calls out HBO and Game of Thrones – Can the Blind See Like Neo or Daredevil? – This Taiwanese has long Toes. No, Really! – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Simon Kinberg on the State of Fantastic Four – Transformers: Earth Wars – Zootopia DVD release – The Martian Blu Ray Release Also check out my trip to San Francisco and the Musee Mechanique!

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360 Video Driving over Golden Gate Bridge in San Francsico, California

Last week Jennifer and I took a trip to San Francisco for a wedding / pseudo holiday. It was also Jennifer’s first time in San Fran, so we spent the week checking out the sites and being more touristy than I ever though I could be.  Didn’t mean I couldn’t be geeky, too. The first 4 days we were in Sonoma Valley and Petaluma, CA. We toured the Kunde Winery, had oysters along the Pacific Coast Highway, and did a lot of driving on roads that were narrow and curvy. What a great way to spend Memorial Day weekend! Our car was a Fiat 500x for the week we got from Enterprise rental. We got a weekly deal at $165, which was great for being a holiday weekend. The 2015 Fiat was fun to drive and the 180 horsepower engine could handle the hilly and winding roads of...

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Konami Replaces a Gamer’s Arm

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSThis week: A gamer looses his arm to a rail accident. Konami comes back with the best response – by making you a new arm. Episode 6 show notes: – Atari working on Centipede, Missle Command movies – When you die at the job you love – Own Count Dracula Castle – Kevin the Cat who is Always Surprised – Angry Birds – Red Nose Day – Fall Preview Trailers from CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and CW – Transformers Teaser – Google I/O announcements – Big Ben gets LEGO – Ford’s Co2-based seat padding

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Netgear Nighthawk X4S Wireless Router Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS200 GB for Netflix. That is the data usage estimate for those who watch 13 hours of TV per week in HD. If you have Ultra HD (4k), that number will more than double. Add to that Internet security cameras, IoT devices like lights and thermostats and you have to not only worry about how much bandwidth you have, but if your home router can handle that information. The Netgear Nighthawk X4S is a wireless router that can keep up with the ever growing mobile devices in your house. Gaming and Video are the two big reasons to get this device. Pair two together and you can have full coverage of almost any home. Let’s start with the specs, then go over all the pros and cons. The Nighthawk X4S Router is a Dual Band Quad Stream Gigabit router. Using MU-MIMO technology, the device...