Geek Tech Live 94 Netflix Streaming Costs, Best Buy buys used games, Canon 60D and Shinylines giveaway

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In this episode :

  • Netflix would rather stream than mail
  • Best Buy now taking game trade ins.
  • Canon Announces the 60D take better pictures
  • Geek Tech Live and Shiny Lines? Geek Tech Meets Geek Jewelry.

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Netflix would rather stream than mail

Netflix claims that it only costs them 3 cents for standard movies and 5 cents for HD content. That is ten times cheaper than mailing the same physical disks to you via snail mail.  I think from what I have read you are going to see a much more concentrated effort to stream as much content as Netflix can. I also think edgecaching mega giant Akamai will be helping to do the heaving lifting for Netflix as we see them start focusing on Streaming technology and quality of services to their customers.. like me.

via hackingnetflix by way of businesweek

Best Buy now taking game trade ins.

Ditch those old worn out games! If you are like me you probably buy some games that are one trick ponies. I have a good handful of games I probably will be very unlikely to ever start up again since there are always new games coming out to keep me busy.

Below is the full press release for this outstanding choice of how to get your game on. thanks Best Buy

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gaming enthusiasts nationwide now have more reasons to shop Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) as their gaming destination. Launching in close to 600 Best Buy stores this week, with additional stores to soon follow, the new Best Buy Trade-In program offers customers an opportunity to sell pre-owned video games. To celebrate the new offering, customers who trade in their games beginning this Sunday, August 29, will receive an additional $20 Best Buy Gift Card on top of the trade-in value on more than 100 popular titles.

“The expansion of our trade-in program reaffirms our commitment to consistently pursue new ways to bring a better gaming experience to consumers”
“The expansion of our trade-in program reaffirms our commitment to consistently pursue new ways to bring a better gaming experience to consumers,” said Chris Homeister, senior vice president and general manager for the home entertainment group at Best Buy. “Fall marks the launch of several highly-anticipated gaming titles and new technology, and we’re thrilled to provide gamers with innovative ways to connect with the games they love.”

Consumers can now bring their previously played video games into Best Buy and trade them for an instant Best Buy gift card to use for purchasing anything in the store, including any game or gaming accessory. Soon, they will be able to purchase a pre-owned game as well.

Those who take advantage of the new Trade-In program in store can visit the Customer Service desk, or in select locations a dedicated Trade-In desk within the gaming department, to turn in their games. Best Buy will continue to offer a similar program online at that enables customers to get estimates for their games, mail them in for free and receive a Best Buy gift card 7-14 days later. Trade-In prices in-store will match the prices shown online.

For more information on Trade-In at Best Buy and to locate a store currently participating in the program, visit Stay connected to Best Buy Gaming via Twitter and Facebook at and

About Best Buy Co., Inc.

With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Mexico and Turkey, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. The Best Buy family of brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $49 billion in annual revenue and includes brands such as Best Buy; Best Buy Mobile; Audiovisions; The Carphone Warehouse; Future Shop; Geek Squad, Jiangsu Five Star; Magnolia Audio Video; Napster; Pacific Sales; and The Phone House. Approximately 180,000 employees apply their talents to help bring the benefits of these brands to life for customers through retail locations, multiple call centers and Web sites, in-home solutions, product delivery and activities in our communities. Community partnership is central to the way we do business at Best Buy. In fiscal 2010, we donated a combined $25.2 million to improve the vitality of the communities where our employees and customers live and work.

Canon Announces the 60D Oooh Shiny!

Most of you may already know this but I went to art school before I ended up in Information Technology. I originally majored in Photography and Industrial Design. That doesnt make me an expert but it does make me a lover of Photography and the devices that allow me to take photos.

The device itself cant make you a pro, but they can definitely help get you part of the ways. I am a firm believer in “the right tool for the right job” and I will say right now that I do fall in the Canon Camp rather than Nikon so i do harbor a slight bias to this new EOS 60D from Canon.

I currently am the proud owner of a Canon EOS 7D and I love it. Pictures I took at Comic Con 2010 were all shot with my 7D and developed with Lightroom 3.  This newest addition to the Canon lineup is a great Prosumer addition.

The new Canon EOS 60D features an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor that — thanks in part to its DIGIC 4 image processor — can deliver up to 58 large JPEGs (or 16 RAW files) at burst-rates of up to 5.3 frames-per-second. As for HD Video, the EOS 60D is equally adept, and can capture 1080p HD video @ 30f/p/s with sound leveling adjustments, manual focus control, expanded recording, Movie Crop recording in 640×480, and an external IN microphone port for plugging in external mics for improved sound quality.

via PR NewsWire in Association with B&H photo video

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