GNC-2010-01-21 #545 Tornado Warning Excitement Today!

Excitement in Florida today with Tornado Warnings and all. Lots of great Technology News and Information. Lots of hints on some upcoming videos that I will be releasing in coming days.

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Verizon Shutting down P2P Users!
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Link or Paywall for NYT!
Gravity Shaking Asteroids!
Ares 1 Passes Safety Panel.
Dyson Vacuum for Studios.
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Whitehouse iPhone Application
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Bing Food Recipe Section!
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GNC-2009-11-07 #525 New Studio Lights

New Studio lights are installed and it makes a big difference to the video quality. Baby Steps but this was like learning to walk. Story on the show.. Big huge thank you to Pat over at LitePanels.com and his expertise in the placement of the LED LitePanels. Lots of tech to chat about tonight as always and for those of you Comcast subscribers you will want to tune in for sure.

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Computer Failure Chaos in MD
Don’t answer text book questions online!
FCC to let MPAA break your TV and DVR
File Sharing goes Underground!
ISP Safe Harbor Provisions in Jeopardy!
RIAA Penalty payment strategy!
Smart Eye Glasses.
Stream Live Birth of Child?
RoboForm for iPhone!
Data Breach Legislation in work!
Critical Windows Security Patches!
Ford Announces rear airbags!
Windows 7 lets Malware bypass UAC!
Six iPhones Disasters!
Hackintosh users catch a break!
Adobe may cause your machine to become infected!
100,000 iPhone Applications!
I have a bridge I want to sell you!
Comcast to throttle users that use to much of their alloted bandwidth!
Windows 7 Sales Exploding!
Twitter Phone (I don’t get it)?
Vudu Labs rolling out some cool features!
Toshiba HD of 1.8 inches holds 320 gigs!
Verizon to penalize you big time for canceling your phone!
Sourceforge is now GeekNet?
Space Elevator challenge Achieved!
HD Media Player battle!
Facebook integrating AIM, Yahoo, MSN IM chat?
Congratulations Geeks we are not Hermits as Accused!
Microsoft Courier want one!
WordPress now RSSCloud capable.
New Twitter ReTweet Feature!
SSL can be Hacked Emergence meeting to fix!

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GNC-2009-09-25 #514 Get the show while its Hot!

This is a hot one folks fresh off the hard drive! As usual I have lot of fun in the show and cover a wide swath of tech. The question today is when will the AT&T network crash as the MMS services are turned on. Have you watched the Video of the show? If not I have a link for you in the show notes.

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New Fonera Web Device available in US.
Intel 10gbs Home Network.
Blue Mikey!
How much Broadband is enough?
Twitter a 1 Billion dollar evaluation?
Google Apps and Trust.
Scoble how to route around TechCrunch.
Congrats To Scobles on New Baby!
Baby Center!
What is it Freezing or Melting?
Injury Under Reporting?
India Tech Sector hurting as well.
AT&T MMS Crash Coming?
See how Malware sites suck you in.
Windows 7 Easy Upgrade!
Safer Lithium Batteries
** HD Video from Edge of Space!
Google forced to close Gmail Account?
No Source protection for Bloggers!
Sidewiki Useful or Evil?
Intel gets chips to 22nm.
Will you be Killed by Electric Car?
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Dish Network Rewards New customers. What about us?

I am not going to cry over Dish Network offering HD only packages to new customers. In other words if you don’t like watching crappy Standard def channels on your big screen you now have a choice to get only the high quality HD channels starting at $30 per month with local channels. I understand that is their business model to give “free” equipment to get you hooked when you start out. My understanding when I signed up for service was that it is a once per lifetime deal. You can’t stop service then start again when you see a better deal. You can use a spouse to get another deal started I guess. I do feel slighted that being a customer in good standing, I can’t get the same options as a new customer who has not spent one dollar with Dish yet. I think the worry on their part is that too many folks will jump to the lower priced HD package and they will lose significant dollars. The word is that early next year current customers can jump to HD only so I am fine with that. I’d rather wait while Dish gets their plan together than have them lose a ton of money then go out of business 5 years from now because of dumb decisions.

I will definitely go HD only as soon as possible since I do not watch SD anymore. I am an HD elitist I suppose. When my buddy first got HD he said that he often watched a less interesting football game in HD instead of a better game in SD. I thought he was exaggerating but now I do the same thing. But now it is harder to find an SD game, which is a good thing. If not for sports and ESPN more specifically HD programming might not be as expanded as it is now. Football is the most watched sport in the USA so the fact that HD games have increased has only created demand for Hi Def in more programming.

HD Content No Good Online?

I love watching videos online when I have time especially High Definition content. Even though it takes longer to load (better off downloading) it looks so much better than Standard Definition. Mark Cuban has often dogged online HD as “not really HD” since the same content would not be HD on a big screen HDTV. I don’t know if that is true in every case but he should know since he owns HDNET. But the fact that the HD content online looks like Hi Def while viewing on a computer screen is all that matters. Perception is reality especially to the average non geek person. If it looks great to them they are not going to compare 10 different videos to see how much worse one looks than the other. Some content will never be viewed on a TV anyway. Stupid people falling down, ala youtube, only takes a minute to watch online at work or while waiting on an email. That stuff is not worth sitting down in the living room to watch. That said, it would still be better in Hi Def. I do some videos of my kids’ sports, my nephew’s sports, and local high school football with my Sony HD camera (consumer model). I share these online where family members can watch at work or while checking email. The best part of family or local content is that it can be easily shared. Watching a DVD of your child’s football game then waiting to see your sister to give her the DVD is a bit more time consuming than sending an email with the video in it. I normally do SD instead of HD just because of loading times and I know most people want to watch right then instead of downloading it.

There are a few sites that offer HD content: blip.tv, Vimeo, & Vuze. I like blip.tv since it is easy to use and I always get a human response to an emailed question. While content like major movies are much better in HD on TV that does not mean there is no room online for HD media. The right venue for the right content is the key. The phrase, “good enough for who it is for” also fits. Your Aunt Peggy in Florida will love your HD footage of your vacation. She won’t be comparing your media to a George Lucas production.

GNC-2008-01-04 #330

First show of 2008 back in the saddle and ready to head to Vegas. Lots to cover tonight and I appreciate your iTunes Reviews of the show!

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Bypass Disabled IE
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Banned for Life for taking Picture
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Om Malik Best Wishes
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GNC-2007-08-31 #298 Abridged Show Notes

I talk about Hawaii Road Runner Turbo RR plus some upcoming thoughts for show 300 and some other milestones I will hit on that show.

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Getting off the Grid not Always the Best
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Zune 2
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Be Safe Surfing at Starbucks
AutoPatcher Service smashed by Microsoft
Power2Charge
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Apple Good Cop – AT&T Bad Cop
HP Delays MediaSmart Home Server!
Cell Carrier Sprint-Nextel Fined
IBM NANO Technology Media Storage
Fair Use Group Formed Supported by Microsoft, Google
What’s Killing your companies Bandwidth?
Too Many Small Parts
Windows Genuine Advantage Concerns
7 Great Blogging Tips
Facebook Friend Wheel
DEMO becomes Free
RIAA accused of being a Illegal Cartel
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The Time is!!

GNC-2007-08-14 #293

I discuss a very disturbing email I received and also cover some of the hurricane preparations here in Hawaii along with all of the usual Tech News

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ISP Throttling
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Best of July
China Toy Recall Boss no More
File Sharing Kids
AACS DRM Tentacles
Skype on iPhone
Fallen Astronaut
Death Valley Od Things
iPhone Bill
Broadband ISP Fear
Pligg the Open Source Clone
Podcast NYC
Cool Way to take a Picture
Google Traffic Loss?
Multiple Windows Patches coming Tuesday
Alexa Junk Data
SCO Stock Dives
Walk and Make Money with Google
Search Engine Privacy
ISS and Shuttle News
Hotmail Storage Boost
Linux Command Line Tips
Sony Mini HD Camera
Google Gmail Storage
China Astronaut

GNC-2007-06-08 #274

Monster show with a lot of great articles. Lots of great commentary from the audience as well at the end of the show. Thanks for being part of the Ohana! Missed on key Article Watch blog today

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ASUS Sub 200 Laptop
ISS Shields
AV Package Comparison
Ham Radio vs BPL
Congress Strong Arm Universities
Child Locator
Sound Exchange Admin Fees
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MovableType Version 4.0 Beta
DreamHost Issues
Adobe Acrobat 8.1
YouTube Player
Akamai Real Time Web Monitor
Firefox v3 Protections
Hyperword Firefox Plugin!!
E7Pro IE7 Plugin
20 Google Tips
TowerStream
Three Screen Laptop
MacBook External Battery Charger
HDMI Cable Showdown
Parallels 3.0 !!!!!
Pinnacle PCTV HD USB
Cool Lamp
Falcon Fragbook
ZFS On Leopard
Vector Physics !!!
Book Publisher Google Stunt
Apple TV Cost
Mars Deep Hole
Internet Advertising
Joost Set-Top-Box
Wheel Chair – Semi Ride
Star Image
Divx.com
Windows Vista Under the Hood
This is Just Wrong!
US RPG
Solar Shield

Sony HVRDR60 Hard Disk Recording Unit

SonyhdrI have been ramping up the video production equipment here in preparation for CES and I found some new hardware that Sony is coming out with, which would be awesome to have with at CES!

This unit connect to the iLink connection on a Sony Pro Video Camera and as you are recording to tape this unit will record the same video straight to the hard drive. The editing time savings in post production is worth the hefty price tag. Sadly the units are not due out until the middle of January but someone has to have some demo units.

If anyone has any connections to get one of these units early drop me a line geeknews[at]gmail.com [Sony]