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GNC-2011-11-20 #723 Headed Out

Posted by geeknews at 12:16 AM on November 21, 2011

Rare Sunday night show, my wife’s father is really in bad shape, so my wife left for Okinawa with the boys today, and I head out with my daughter in the morning. next show will be from Salt Lake next week. No Thursday show. I cover all the developments on the show today..

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Carbyn – An HTML5 OS

Posted by Andrew at 2:19 PM on September 20, 2011

There’s been a great deal of speculation in the blogosphere regarding a new entrant into the apps-that-run-anywhere competition. Called Carbyn, it seems to be an HTML5-based OS and app store. If you are struggling to see how this is a good thing, most modern browsers support HTML5, so you can setup and use Carbyn from almost any computer or tablet that has an Internet connection. No worrying about Windows, OS X, Linux…you just get on and do what you want to do.

The London, Ontario-based company is holding its cards fairly close to its chest and is using social media to spread the word. TechCrunch managed to get a sneak peak and point out that while comparisons with Google’s Chrome app store are inevitable, it’s different in that Carbyn is an OS. Chrome apps run within the browser, Carbyn HTML5 apps run within the Carbyn desktop which runs within the browser.  Facebook is also expected to get in the HTML5 app action with its Project Spartan, so it’s an interesting space to watch.

Carbyn is using social media and word-of-mouth to good advantage. While you can sign up for an invite to join Carbyn on their website, you’ll get your invite faster, if you get your friends to also sign up for an invite. So if you are interested, please use this Carbyn link to boost my standing. I’m shameless and I’ve fallen for their cheap trick…

And yes, Carbyn appears to have Angry Birds….

Kindle Cloud Reader

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 8:28 AM on August 12, 2011

Kindle in the CloudRecently Apple began to enforce it’s in app purchase policies which prevents ebook readers such as the Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook from linking out to their own stores and so avoid paying Apple 30% of the purchase. If you had the Kindle app downloaded from the iTunes on your iPad and did the latest update you will have noticed that you can no longer purchase a book from within the app. You actually have to go out of the app and into Safari to purchase a book. This was not something that would work for either the consumer or Amazon in the long run.

So this week Amazon announced that they were offering the Kindle in the Cloud. It is a web page created using HTML5 once you sign in to it using your Amazon account information, You will see a pop up that recommend that you create a bookmark and add it to your Home screen. When you click on the bookmark you will see a beautiful rendition of your Kindle library and in the right top hand corner an icon that will take you directly to the Kindle store. Any book you buy will show up immediately in your library. You library is organized so the book you are reading now is first. Your most recent books are automatically downloaded and available for offline reading.
While reading a book using the HTML5 app I did run into what for me is a glaring weakness, the inability to add notes or bookmarks. You can view them but you can’t add them. I have a regular Kindle and the one thing that the app on the iPad had over it (besides the beautiful screen) is the ability to easily add notes. Adding notes on a Kindle is rather awkward, at least for me. If I am a student and use my iPad as my sole E-reader, then the ability to add notes is a must. Hopefully this is something that can be fixed in an update.

As an end user I am not directly effected by the controversy over the Apple’s in app purchase policy at least not immediately. There is a part of me that says that Apple has the right to have any policy they want it is their store. However I do understand if I was a developer giving away 30% of what I earn to Apple would drive me crazy, therefore I am glad that HTML5 gives developers an option. Some people have complain that HTML5 is great for sites like Amazon who are already well establish, but smaller and newer developer’s depend on the app store to publicize their apps. There are more then 450000 apps, 100000 of them for iPad in the Apple app store, so if you are depending on being in the app store to promote your app, maybe you should rethink your marketing strategy. I like the Kindle in the Cloud, but to be honest since I have a actual Kindle I probably will not use it much.

Preview: Adobe Edge Creates HTML5, Javascript, CSS3

Posted by J Powers at 9:04 AM on August 1, 2011
Adobe Edge

Adobe Edge

This morning, Adobe released Edge – a preview version of their new software to create HTML5, Javascript and CSS3 scripts. If you have used Adobe Flash to create web content before, then the switch to Edge will be straightforward. With the similar interface, the switch over to HTML5 might just be an easy transition for some.

The Preview version is (of course) not a full version. There is no mention when the program will be released. This is a pretty easy to use program to save you time in making banners and custom scripts.

Adobe Edge Interface

Adobe Edge Interface

Upon first opening, I watched some of the tutorials and script examples – including a banner with a ferris wheel and roller coaster running. I then got into the meat and potatoes by creating my own banner.

The timeline is where you can take your text, images and other items into the program and make adjustments. Resize, fade in and out, move, rotate, and more. Move the cursor in the timeline to adjust the item for your script.

Since it’s a preview version, there are some things you cannot do yet. Importing video, making buttons or hotspots, or converting Flash scripts to Edge are some examples. Still, if you want to make a simple banner to spruce up a website, Edge preview is available to work from.

This is pretty impressive for what it is. I definitely want more from this program and cannot wait to try more features from this program. It could even replace Flash altogether – which would end the debate for iOS users in getting content.

GNC-2010-12-23 #637 Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Posted by geeknews at 12:30 AM on December 24, 2010

I want to wish all of the Ohana a Merry Christmas and of course a safe and Happy Holidays. As a family we are dealing with several things that are really making us reflect, thankfully my daughter is here for the holidays and it has been entirely to long since she has spent any time with us. I hope as you spend time with your Ohana that you cherish each moment with them. I will have a regular show on Monday and a slightly abbreviated show next Thursday.

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Show Notes:
Norad Tracking Santa!
Dell Streak.
Paradigm shifting to Google?
Windows Expander.
20 Programs for Windows.
Net Neutrality #1
Net Neutrality #2
Net Neutrality #3
Chevy Explains 2 MPG Charts.
Google buys a Whole Block in NYC.
Vudu 2.0
BBC iPlayer.
Comcast + NBCU – Good to Go?
Netflix Versus Apple in HTML5 Streaming.
500 – 1k Christmas Presents.
Revision 3 signs another show.
Your Bathroom May need this!
BYTE coming back?
Pocket Router.
Skype Status.
SPOT gets into Security!
Android Market Ready.
Mars Movie.
Space Junk getting Worse.
Interbreeding?
Watch Snow on your Monitor.
Airplay working on PC.
IE9 Best for Malware Protection.
Idiot of the Month.
0 Day IE Exploit.
BOA Loosing Battle.
New Zealand opens up UFO records.
Indie Music wants to Seize Domains of Promoters.
More Copyright Cops.
My Advice Sleep.
One Smart Dog.
Navy Engineering.
Get Stuck in a Airport here’s the place to eat.
SXSW Thoughts.

GNC-2010-10-29 #622 Feel Like a Ping Pong Ball :)

Posted by geeknews at 1:00 AM on October 29, 2010

Just a couple of more days here in Hawaii before I start my extended road trip. Just as my body is getting back on schedule gonna throw it into Jet Lag again. Lots to share tonight, plus a special offer.. Big thank you to all of our Sponsors for supporting the show in October, hope you have had a chance to show your appreciation by trying or buying one of their products or services. Lots in the Tech hopper tonight along with your favorite geek acting like a rookie.

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Verizon FIOS Field Trial
Limewire RIP
Foursquare Astronaut Badge.
Android Accessibility?

Show Links:
Flash to HTML5 Tool.
Discovery Team arrives at Cape.
Roku – Netgear Announced.
Watch a Rover get Built.
Electric Car goes 375 Miles at 55mph.
Record Audio and Video within Browser.
Adobe Flash Bug.
Register Blog with DMCA.
Cord Cutter Impacting Comcast.
University of Honolulu Security Breach.
Progress to ISS.
P2P on The Social Network.
Pirate gets $41.40 Fine.
Limewire Replacements.
Mark Cuban on Age and Media Consumption.
Verizon Mobile Plans Pricing Change.
Pacemaker size of Penny.
$25.00 LED Light Bulb.
Microsoft brings in the Cash.
Macbook Air and TSA.
Gimmic Alarm Clock.
Mars Rover Update.
Turntable RIP.
Nintendo first loss in 7 years.
Gmail Mobile looks like an App.
Ultimate Router Battle.
Macbook Air Complaints.
YouTube Hurley steps down.
iPad on sale at Verizon.
Did the Chinese steal this as well?
100 mbps only $75.00
Classic Mario for the Wii.

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GNC-2010-09-28 #614 Giveaways Galore

Posted by geeknews at 1:01 AM on September 28, 2010

This weekend simply crushed me and it hit me like a ton of bricks during the show tonight. Nevertheless the show has to go on. Details in the show and some cool pictures at the bottom of the show notes. Saw the F22 Raptor perform at an airshow this weekend and what an amazing airplane. Two new contest started on tonights show listen to win.

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XMarks RIP
Google HTML 5 Cheat Sheet
How does this stay online?

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What Tablet is on Your Radar?
Gen 2 Apple iPad.
Amazon joins App Party.
Twitter Pay to Follow.
Hulu coming to Roku!
Sony Internet TV?
Live Spaces to WordPress.com
Alien or no Alien Conspiracy on Nukes?
GoDaddy Business Solutions.
Millions and Millions Served.
The Morning Tech Show #3
P2P + Wikipedia + HTML5 = Winner!
Pirate Bay Appeal Tomorrow.
Top 10 Torrents.
Administration wants to Wiretap your Pencil!
Windows Phone Podcast Coming Soon.
False Rumor on Alien Ambassador.
Mars news.
Soyuz on Deck.
DMCA Abuse #1
Are we next?
How the Adult Industry will cash in.
Not good for Sales.
Segway Injury rates.
AMD Fights Back.
Do not Click Linked In Invites.
Privacy Win.
Read The Article again Todd! :(
DMCA Abuse #2
Very Smart Criminals.
AOL to purchase TechCrunch.

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A couple of Pictures from the 2010 Kaneohe Bay Hawaii Air Show on Saturday!
F22 Raptor = UNBELIEVABLE!

The Best Flight Demo Team in the World! The Blue Angels!

GNC-2010-08-26 #605 Hotel Broadband SUCKS!

Posted by geeknews at 7:27 PM on August 26, 2010

Hotels in Large part do not care about their guest and over the past couple of years bandwidth has continued to decline at every place I stay it is quite discouraging. Start complaining loudly where ever you stay and hopefully we can reverse the trend. Headed for Honolulu on Saturday ready for a few days at home.

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v-moda upgrade.
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IPvX: Better than IPv6?
Boxee TV Update.
Fake YouTube Sites.

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FCC Gets Authority Yanked.
Movie prices on the Rise.
Netflix on iPhone and iPod Touch.
iTunes getting Social.
1 Million Gmail Calls.
Uploading Sync via Wi-Fi.
1-4 USB Devices contains Malware.
Cannon EOS 60d.
Apple Movie Rentals .99 cents?
H.264 License.
Planets on the Move.
Cell Phone bills drop 50%?
Artificial Cornea Replacement.
IE9 Quick look.
Garmin Recall.
Video Half Million Asteroids.
Legal Threat on TechDirt.
BMI continues being Greedy.
Classic Music Initiative.
Scanning Cars with Radar.
Mili iPhone4 Charger.
Moon Rover.
Human Rocket.
GPS Tracking.
Groupon
Monthly Wireless Cards.
Google RealTime Search.
Investment Advice.

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GNC-2010-08-02 #598 Additional Stream on Justin.TV

Posted by geeknews at 1:04 AM on August 3, 2010

Yes you heard me correctly 100 Terabytes if you think that is crazy wait till we ad some more devices to the mix, never in my wildest dreams would I have thought we would move that much video traffic in a month. Tonight, I introduce a second stream, we are on both Ustream.tv and Justin.TV see links below, will work the bugs out over next few shows.

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Future Fuel: Using food crop residues (as opposed to food).
Great review of an app that streams video to iPhones/iPads
Google Apps Implementation in LA.

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Abuse of New Media Creators!
Kindle with Microphone?
Overpaying for iPad Data Plans!
FaceTime over 3G.
Sensors to correct blurred Images.
100 Million dollar Cyber Army.
Heat Water with Water.
Are you a woodworker?
Office 2011 for Mac Pricing.
Facebook doubles Data Center Size.
Samsung Captivate.
Where do you spend your time online?
Android Overtakes iPhone Sales!
Clearwire race to 4G
IE regains ground!
Should we Green Card the Brightest?
Time-Warner Wideband Blasted.
Ustream Turns over User Data.
Wired and the Web is Dead?
Data Collection on you and I.
Botnet has treasure trove!
RFID Sniffing.
Is the Rover Spirit Finished?
NASA cash on Hold!
NYC Subway Cell Covergae soon!
Verizon Lobbyist Expenditures.
LHC to re-write Science.
Trillian 5 Beta.
Google Maps to catch Permit Cheats!
Fridge Dock for your iPad.
Get Videos at your Local Library.
Solar Tsunami Today!
200 Billion on counterfeit Goods?
Go To Jail #1
Needs to go to Jail #2
Is your Browser HTML5 Ready?
Rock, Paper, Scissors.
No E-Book Allowed.

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GNC-2010-06-29 #588 Announce Show Support Initiative

Posted by geeknews at 1:07 AM on June 29, 2010

I talk more about the studio upgrade initiative and hope that you will be inclined to support the podcast. The goals is to raise $10,000.00 in the next 30 days a hundred dollars or more at a time. This is to help finance the planned studio upgrades. Support is completely voluntary details on the Geek News Central Insider page. Congrats to Brian and Sam for winning our contest for the month of June. More details are in the show.

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HD Video of Ballon Flight.
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Hotmail and Yahoo Stats.

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Windows 8 Leak!
20 Million VOIP Subscribers.
500 mhz for all my friends!
Admin backs FCC Broadband Plan.
iPhone 4 1.7 Million Units!
Earth Gravity in HD!
Whats that Gadget Really Cost?
Pay by PayPal with no Account.
Google Chrome OS Lead to Facebook.
Google Moves Encrypted Search.
Chrome #3 Passes Safari.
Are AT&T Upgrades helping?
Admin Space Policy?
10 Tech Campaigns that Failed!
Pulsar gives you DVR for Sirius and XM.
Google Me to battle Facebook?
Firefox Caves to Update over Farmville!
Adult Industry to go HTML5 ASAP.
Dutch ISP do Battle.
*Wired – You don’t wan’t your ISP to Innovate.
One man Education Machine.
ASCAP Members speak out!
Did your Credit Card get scammed?
HD Webcam Review.
Cellphone Jammer for your Car.
Banner Advertising out of Control.
We have always used tech based Social Networks.
Want to sell me your iPhone 3GS?
Only in Japan.
Would you hit yourself every day or what?
Light bulb Labels.
TechCrunch.TV
iPad update in November.
iAds for your iPhone coming soon.

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