Geek Tech Live Ep 61 SXSW Disney goes Tron crazy a Tetris chair portal 2 and Ipad pre-sale

Geek Tech Live 61

Sunday March 14th edition.

On this episode of GeekTech Live:

  • SXSW …. wish I could have gone sounds like a lot of fun. Texas is always a blast!
  • Tettris chair for your game seating needs.
  • More portal 2 info leaked out
  • Disney Monorail replaced with a Tron Lightcycle?
  • Line up at the trough the IPad preorder begins!

Hi everyone, wow its been a weird week over here, if you have been reading my tweets on twitter at @geektechlive
you have heard me talking about my new fish tank build. well that has
taken a big step forward but took most of the weekend. I am now behind
schedule for the week but trying to catch up fast. If you hear my voice
crackle a bit the fumes from the PVC cement really did a number on me
sneezing and coughing most of today.

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South by Southwest, or SXSW
for all the cool kids is THE event for Music, Movies and
interactive/social media. I have seen tweets from all the major players
in attendance. I think that next year I will be going to Comic-con AND
SXSW. from what I have seen online and heard in the twitstream it
really looks awesome! To quote telling what the gathering is :

after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New
media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide
buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for
audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning,
business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking
opportunities abound. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW®,
where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere.
Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders
continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each
ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.


Tetris Chair

UberGizmo had a cool if not albeit uncomfortable chair in the shape
of Tetris tiles. A Mexican Industrial Designer named Gabriel Canas
designed the chair for all us geeks out there. No price is set on the
chair or if it will be sold at all. but still it IS pretty cool.

Now I just need a Galaga end table and Qbert TV tables and I would be set!


More Portal 2 Info has the scoop on Portal 2 and some more defined details of what the game will be about, where and when it takes place.

To quote

  • The game takes place hundreds of years after the original. Hence why the Aperture centre looks a lot like a jungle possibly.
  • GlaDOS returns as the main villain, with the subject from the last game, Chell, coming back to be the protagonist.
  • The co-op campaign is separate from the main story in the game. It lets you play as two bipedal robots.
  • Those personality cores thrown into the fire at the end of the
    last game? They’ve shut off areas of the Aperture lab and made it their
  • Physics has a bigger role this time, with one demo showing a
    portal could be used from an air vent to suck air from one area to an
  • Reflection cubes will be added to the game for laser-based puzzles.
  • Valve had no idea Portal 1 would be so big.
  • The original Portal was seen as a “test bed”. The sequel will be a fully fledged title.

So there you have it! more info on the Portal 2 Game
soon to become reality. Lets all keep our fingers crossed and hope a
beta test group opens up for us to try it out.


Disney Replaces Monorail with Tron Lightcycles!

Ok not really but still these shots I found at are
truly getting me pumped up for the movie. If Only I could get my own
Lightcycle. If I do ever get one you will be the first to know. Thanks
Steve Weintraub of for posting this shot! Love it!


Ipad Preorders open the floodgates of Early Adopters

I like new tech. I really do. I even will buy some tech on preorder
if I can see or feel a demo unit of it or at least glimpse it behind a
glass box on a pedestal. I have unfortunately not been able to score an
Apple Ipad to review for testing purposes and I cant seem to find a
reasonable demo unit to play with either. Compared to the big boys like
Twit or crunch gear I am just some guy with a mic and a really great
Barry White smooth voice so I dont get the uber-cool gadgets to
review…. yet. to quote Anthony Dinozzo of NCIS ” Working on it Boss!”

All that being said, as I continue to see the early adoption sales peak past 120k according to techmeme
I am even more inclined to wait a bit. I think based on what I am
reading I will be leaning toward the 3G model as your not tied to a
commitment for the 3G. I do believe that there may be some issues with
the first generation Ipad as all new first generation devices are akin
to have. Articles like PC World’s ” Ipad Pre-orders: for Idiots Only”
really got me thinking how I want to spend my Discretionary Gadget
cash. I am not ruling out the fact I want one. but I also want the next
Iphone and I LOVE my Iphone.

So, are you going to pre-order? have you already? which Ipad did you get? c’mon! dish! I really would love to know!

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