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GNC #670 Chrome OS Arrives

Posted by geeknews at 1:02 AM on May 13, 2011

Geek News Central Podcast I am sure you have noticed the new strategy with the show content and I hope you like the tighter format. The goal is more insight on the important stuff while at the same time getting you a nice sampling of what you may have missed. This may mean longer rants on some sections of the show and barely a gloss over on other segments. All of this is part of the process I am using to take the show to the next level. Your feedback is welcome. Enjoy todays show! Next show will be road show.. Listen for details.

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Show Notes:
Chrome Notebooks
Ultimate Family Computer?
Our OS are Torturing us?
Google TV and the Master Plan.
Google I/O Recap.
DIY Chrome Book.
Senate Censorship Bill!
The 6 Billion dollar roll of the Dice.
Apple Walled Garden Kills Another Company.
Netflix comes out Guns Blazing!
Microsoft + Skype = I do not Understand.
FBI Statements Typical!
The ACTA Treaty!
Corruption at the highest Level!
Sneaker Net email.
TwitPic shame on You!
Comcast fixes Pirate Bay?
iMac Drives Proprietary.
Lime Wire 105 Million to RIAA Partners.
Sony Messed with wrong Hackers.
Facebook PR Team BLOWS It.
National Jukebox 1900 Music.
Caffeine Buzz via your Soap.
Black Holes = Earlier Universes?
Target Asteroid Acquired.
30 Supernova a Second?
Endeavor Team back at KSC.
Wrong Place, Wrong IP, Wrong Time.
Battle Lines Drawn over Net Rentals!
Cox brings TV to Net.
Adobe Sues Wowza over Patents.
Femtocell to Save the Day!
Making your own Coupons = Jail Time.
Google Music Dance over Money.
iPad Wifi Issue is Back.
Amazon Tablet on the Way.
Australian Key loggers for Gov’t employees.
Nuclear Meltdown Confirmed in Japan.

Samsung Wi-Fi Camera SH100

Posted by geeknews at 10:47 PM on January 17, 2011
Samsung SH100

Samsung SH100

I have been wanting a Wi-Fi enabled camera for a very long time, we know you have been able to get SD card with Wi-Fi built in. But we have been way overdue on getting a camera with Wi-Fi onboard.

Now Samsung has a camera that had built-in WiFi that does even more than I expected.

The SH100 wi-fi enabled camera has a 14.2 MegaPixel sensor with 5x zoom, but more important – Once you take a picture, you can send it to your favorite place. A hard drive, Facebook, Twitter, iPad or where ever.

What I really was surprised about was the fact you could use your Smartphone as a proxy viewfinder. If you need to hold the camera up in the air, the camera will send the video to your Smartphone so you can see what you are taking.

The SH100 will be available for $199.99 in March.

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Eye-Fi Direct Mode at CES 2011

Posted by geeknews at 10:40 AM on January 15, 2011

Eye-Fi has introduced Direct Mode at CES 2011 which allows you to send pictures directly to another device like a mobile phone or base station from the eye-fi, wi-fi, sd enabled memory stick. While it is a minor upgrade to their service it is handy that you will be able to send pictures to your mobile device which then you could sms or email to someone.

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GNC-2010-11-22 #629 Headed Home

Posted by geeknews at 10:04 PM on November 22, 2010

I have had a very productive trip here in Albuquerque but I am more than ready to head home. Lots of work to do in the studio and not a lot of time to do it. PLus my honey do list is a mile long. I expect to do a Saturday Morning Tech Show if the Studio is ready. Sunday we announce the Slate for 2010 Podcast Awards so it has to be ready. :) Have a great Thanks Giving and be Safe.

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Shorts for your trips to the Airport.
Discovery ready to go.
The final frontier.
Maybe the Big Bang was not so Big after all.
Shop smart these holidays.
Bogus TSA Info.
Use S3 for Hosting?
Twitter GAG.
Google TV ok to wait on.
Big Sat punched into Orbit.
Wi-Fi is killing Trees?
AT&T boast big Speed advantage.
FCC not Happy with Verizon on Net Neturality.
You wonder why we have Back Scatter Scanners?
911 Update Overdue.
Viacomm blocking Google TV.

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Buffalo Adds To AirStation Wireless-N Range

Posted by Andrew at 1:00 AM on October 22, 2010

Buffalo Technology has added three new wireless-n (802.11n) products to its AirStation range, including the N-Technology USB 2.0 Adapter, N-Technology 150Mbps router and the Nfiniti Dual-Band Wireless-N Ethernet Converter.

Starting with the AirStation N-Technology USB2 adapter, this is the smallest wireless-n adaptor I’ve seen – it’s more like the little Bluetooth or wireless mouse transmitters – but still manages 150 Mb/s.  It would be perfect if you’ve already got a laptop that only has 11g wi-fi and you want to upgrade.  At just £19.99, it’s a bargain!

And if you want to upgrade your whole wireless network, then you’ll need to take a look at the complementary router, the AirStation N-Technology 150 Mb/s router (RRP £29.99).  Finished in fashionable white, it draws design cues from the Link- and DriveStation range.  There are four 100 Mb/s LAN ethernet ports round the back for hard-wiring.  There’s a further single port for the WAN so note that this is a pure router – there is no modem; ADSL, cable or otherwise.  DHCP, NAT and SPI firewall features are built-in.

Finally, for those devices that have ethernet ports but don’t have wireless-n, then check out the Nfiniti Dual-Band Wireless-N Ethernet Converter. This plugs straight into a power socket and incorporates two ethernet ports for connections to games consoles, DVRs, Blu-ray players and so on.  Unlike the other devices, this converter can transfer data at 300 Mb/s and given that it’s likely to be used for streaming media, this is a good thing.  You’ll be able to pick this up for £39.99.

All the devices above use Buffalo’s AOSS (AirStation One Touch Secure System) which simplifies the process of wirelessly connecting them together.

With luck, GNC will be able to bring you a hands-on review of these in the next few weeks.

Buffalo have also released an application called “WebAccess i” for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that allows owners of the Tera- and LinkStation NAS devices to download and upload files across the internet.  It’s available from the iTunes store.  (I’m told that it’s “really cool”, but I haven’t yet been able to test it.)

GNC-2010-07-26 #596 Gamma Ray Findings Not Good

Posted by geeknews at 5:24 PM on July 26, 2010

Gamma Ray Findings not good whats that all about? Listen to learn more. Lots of tech news rare daytime recording was pretty nice. Lots of great feedback on the last show. The hotline is now open for your comments on todays show at 619-342-7365. You PR people are getting sneaky out their, they almost got a comment through during the show today unchecked.

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CNN Host have lost their Minds!
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HP Windows 7 Slates.
Nook for Android.
Compact Camera Shoot Out.
DSLR Shooting Tips.

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Walmart RFID Tags Privacy Concerns.
Meego coming to a car near you.
More info on Consumer 3d Camera.
CTIA goes after Cell Phone Radiation Law.
Changing face of Journalism.
Do Regular People understand Public Lives were Living?
Cloud Perspectives.
What Planet is CNN reporting on?
** Walk Across America.
Laser Show destroys DSLR!
iPad Stand.
Lightning slowed down x300.
Cell Phone rules at your Work?
Devices and more Devices become Net Aware.
T-Mobile iPhone Expectations.
Telcos loosing Broadband Customers.
Inception Good or Bad?
Mobilize your Blog.
Facebook Delete Button.
Google Music.
EFF Scores Big Win!
Facebook Like feature Enhanced.
YouTube API Fantastic News.
Google Apps for Government?
New Mars Rover takes first Roll.
AT&T fixing Network with Cheaper Wi-FI?
UFC to go after PPV streamers.
Citi says mobile app banking Security Issue.
Sniffing for those Paralyzed.
Southwest says Mechanical issue = Act of God?
All Colliders idle in 2012?
Copyright Insanity.
Camera wizardry at it’s best!
Gamma Ray Burst will be Ugly!

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GNC-2010-06-14 #584 Live in the North East

Posted by geeknews at 7:42 PM on June 14, 2010

Really enjoying Rochester really pretty here. Had a heck of a time getting here as the storms on Saturday delayed my arrival.. I have a full week but looking forward to meeting up with Ohana on Friday for dinner.

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iPhone 4 Pre-Ordering!
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Video Kinect.
Facebook Videos and iPhone 4.
AT&T Were Sorry!
5 iPad Apps that will change your mind.
Apple Mobile Browser share drops.
Who is your Trip Advisor?
CitizenTube.
Starbucks free Wi-Fi on 7-1-10
New Server company shocks Industry!
Hacker did the right thing!
No Sentencing yet!
Twitter Outages.
Is At&T Lying?
More Water on Moon!
Do you know your Hand?
XP Updates Ending!

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GNC-2010-06-07 #582 Iphone 4 Plus a Lot More!

Posted by geeknews at 8:29 PM on June 7, 2010

I announce a couple of contest and a new initiative that I hope will help some Ohana get started with some new projects. Today’s news was dominated by the iPhone but I dug around and found the rest of the stories out there. To all of you that faithfully listen thanks for being part of the Ohana. Todd..

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Zero Day Adobe Exploit Bad One!
More Pay Raises for Foxconn employees.
SP1 for Windows 7 Soon!
Artificial Cornea Approved.
HP Printers to come with email address.
Casinos covering losses by saying bad code!
Has the RIAA succeeded?
Link Forwarding can be considered Liable again!
Face in Space.
Demo Hiccups Plague Jobs.
Whats new iPhone ver 4.
Upgrade Early to iPhone 4
720P HD for iPhone 4.
iPhone 4 Pixel Density.
Bing on iPhone 4
Why Wi-Fi only for Facetime?
WWDC what was Missing?
AT&T Conspiracy Theory.
FCC going after Spectrum.
Steve Rubel and Scoble Fav iPad Apps.
Website Prototyping.

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GNC-2010-06-04 #581 I Flat out Go Off on AT&T!

Posted by geeknews at 1:01 AM on June 4, 2010

Are you as mad as I am over the latest AT&T announcement I get on the GNC Soapbox and stay there for a bit. Last show in Hawaii for two weeks, I head out to Texas and NY over the next 4 shows. Join me live at more civilized times. Listen to show for details. Looking for some feedback on the Insider Video on how you liked it..

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520 Day Mars Mission in Moscow.
Ballmer on Google.
Skype Rdio?
FTC Spanks Key Logger.
Don’t be this Stupid!
Verizon bringing 4g to Country?
Windows iPad.
Will Paywall Fail?
Google gives up Wi-Fi data to Germany.
81 Iridium Birds Ordered.
Coal to Elephant Grass.
Urine to Power your Car?
Falcon 9 Launch for Today.
More Water Proof for Mars.
Nuke for Oil Leak off the Table.
Eyeball Tickets in Columbus.
App Rejection Criteria for Apple App Store.
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Police do not want to be Filmed?
Border Guards can take your Laptop.
EFF Helping Time Warner.
Product Placement Questions.
Google Biggest Looser?
Stinky Helmets.
Zoom H1 $99.00.
Apple’s Slave Labor?
Sony Betamax and what’s Left.
Nikon Lense Thermos.

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GNC-2010-05-18 #576 Not Firing on all Cylinders

Posted by geeknews at 1:12 AM on May 18, 2010

Every once in a while I have a off night, and today during the show I just wasn’t hitting on all cylinders. Weird how that happens once in a while despite all best intentions. Things have been crazy here probably a lack of sleep. Next show is from Michigan after I spend the day at Ford Motor Company. For those wanting to meet, there will be a meet-up on 5-22 @ 6pm EST at Applebees in Coldwater Michigan please RSVP. Special version of Geek News Central Insider coming be a Insider!

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