Geek Tech Live 97 1TB TARDIS, Loud Prius and Godaddy.com for Sale

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live “Getting My Geek on for 37 Years”

In this episode :

  • How much room is in a TARDIS? about a Terrabyte.
  • The Prius gets louder
  • GoDaddy is up for sale. Everyone pitch in a buck. Lets buy this puppy.

Grab some Coffee and turn up the volume! Its time for Geek Tech Live!

How much room is in a TARDIS? about a Terrabyte.

I found this while surfing though EnGadget. A guy named Max Shanly Took a Toy Tardis and jammed a 1 TB hard drive into it and then plugged it into his Mac. now he really does have a Time Machine! His twitter account looks like he only has 10 followers. I think we can all help that out a bit?

Check out Engadget for the whole article and all the images.

The Prius gets louder.

If you have ever been near a Prius as its motoring along in a city you probably did not even know it was there until it was right next to you.Well, as green as they are, they aren’t that safe for not running into people. So, in Japan right now you can buy a speaker system that get installed under the front grille and will emit a  ‘buzz’ similar to a car engine.  Im not so sure about you but my car’s engine doesnt “buzz” . Anyway, here is the link and more information.  from Physorg.com. and EcoGeek.com

The 12,600 yen ($148) speaker system that goes under the hood of the third-generation Prius sets off a whirring sound designed to be about the same noise level as a regular car engine so that it isn’t annoying, Toyota Motor Corp. said

GoDaddy is up for sale. Everyone pitch in a buck. Lets buy this puppy.

That’s right you heard me Godaddy.com the Monolithic grand daddy of Registrars is up for sale.  in a WSJ article a third party named Qatalyst Partners will shop the company around to some Venture capital firms.

Qatalyst Partners, the boutique firm run by veteran technology banker Frank Quattrone, has been hired to shop the Go Daddy Group Inc., which runs the world’s largest domain name registrar, these people said. Private-equity firms are expected to bid for the company, which currently has more than 43 million domains under management.

Read all the Gory Details at  the WSJ article I linked to above.

What does this mean for people who are hosting at Godaddy? Well, things shouldn’t change much. And if things would change, it will take a while to get a buyer.

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Geek Tech Live 96 Parrot AR.Drone is here, Steampunk Optimus Prime and Google Balls

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live “Being a Geek for Over 37 Yarons”

In this episode :

  • Parrot AR.Drone is for sale! I for one welcome my robot masters.
  • Steampunk Optimus prime from Encline Designs
  • Google gets ballsy on their main search page.

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Parrot AR.Drone is for sale! I for one welcome my robot masters.

I have been drooling for quite some time over the Parrot AR.Drone and eagerly anticipating its arrival. I asked for a demo unit but I think they just assumed I would never give it back ( and they were right) so I still have not gotten to play with one. but if you were near the following Brookstone locations on September 3rd you could not only play with one but buy one as well!

The 12 stores scheduled to receive the AR.Drone represent multiple Brookstone locations in the following cities:
==> New York Tri State Area (Rockefeller Center / NYC; Short Hills Mall, NJ)
==> Los Angeles (Third Street Promenade; Beverly Center; Glendale Galleria)
==>    Boston Area (Copley; Burlington)
==>    Houston (Houston Galleria)
==>    San Francisco (San Francisco CityCenter; Valley Fair / Santa Clara)
==>    Miami (Bayside; Dadeland Mall)

The AR.Drone combines the worlds of video gaming and radio-controlled models, enabling consumers to recreate a large number of single and multi-player video games in the real world.
The AR.Drone-Pilot Academy at www.ardrone.com provides multiple videos and instructions that prepare aspiring AR.Drone pilots for flight. It also connects AR.Drone fans from around the world. More information about the AR.Drone can be found at http://www.parrot.com/facebook or www.twitter.com/ardrone.

It looks like not only Brookstone but Amazon is also selling the device for a meager $299 !! Check out the Amazon page here ( yes its an affiliate link for me ).

via ( PRWeb.com )

Steampunk Optimus prime from Encline Designs

I don’t think you can buy this but I had to share. I came across this by accident and it is just frankly amazing. It is made by a company ( read person ) called Encline Designs. Encline Designs does do commission work according to their website and they probably aren’t cheap but with this level of detail its probably worth it if you have the cash to spend. I have been a closet steampunk fan for a while now and it just continues to grow on you. in this case you need two ingredients and a special mixmaster take equal parts Steampunk (the genre) and Optimus Prime (the character), throw them in a mixmaster and set it on “Awesome” and you get the following:

Image courtesy of Encline Designs by way of a Walyou.com article on Encline Designs. It doesn’t get any  more Epic than this people.

Google gets ballsy on their main search page.

if you are like me you have spent at least 5 minutes on Googles front / main/ search page and made those colored balls whiz and whir around and try to click on them and try to drag them and then devolve into yelling at them to giv up their secrets. Ok, maybe that last part is all me but still google isnt giving out any details except for a cryptic Tweet stating “Boisterous doodle today. Maybe it’s excited about the week ahead…” . Umm ok?something is going on with Google and search or a change in how we can search. I am not sure really but if you have any information please leave a comment at geektechlive.com and let us all know. Either Way it will happen this week so I guess we just have a few more days before the unveiling from Google.

Well, that is it for this episode of Geek Tech Live. I have been Chris and you have been the audience. You can find me on Twitter and on Facebook and while you are at it. Subscribe to my RSS feed or better yet Subscribe to my email updates! I promise no spam just Geeky Goodness!  Just sign up for email alerts via Google Feedburner.  Type in your email address in the box on Geektechlive.com in the right hand pane and click submit! You will be emailed the full Podcast with all the links to the mp3 and news you know and trust from me.

Geek Tech Live 95 RFID at city center Las Vegas,Batman and Robin sneakers and shinylines.com contest

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live “Now with 20% more Geekery”

In this episode :

  • RFID keys being rolled out at a hotel near you!
  • Batman or Robin Hightops, prepare to max out your credit cards.
  • Xbox Live Price hike.
  • Geek Tech Live and Shiny Lines? Geek Tech Meets Geek Jewelry.

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RFID keys being rolled out at a hotel near you!

Going to Vegas soon? Staying at ARIA in the city center? You are going to love this, Las Vegas is always known to push the limits of excess. Always going bigger, brighter.. well you know the drill. This  time what is happening in Vegas isn’t staying in Vegas.  The ARIA resort at City Center Las Vegas is now using RFID technology to power its room keys. From the press release:

That is why CityCenter in Las Vegas took action to make ARIA at CityCenter one of the first Las Vegas resorts to install an RFID guest room locking system with benefits that go far beyond eliminating keycard complaints.

The new RFID system at CityCenter’s ARIA Resort & Casino, Vdara Hotel and Spa and Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is part of the most advanced guestroom technology project in the world. All of the nearly 6,000 guest rooms and suites at CityCenter incorporate hotel door locks using RFID technology, which enables guests to unlock the door by flashing their key over a lock reader. Unlike mag-stripe keys, an RFID key cannot be demagnetized by cell phones or other articles in a guest’s pocket or purse and there is no need to move the key in and out of a slot.
When a guest unlocks his or her room at a CityCenter location, the Saflok RFID system communicates with a wireless network of technologies within the room. CityCenter collaborated with Control4 Corporation to develop an unsurpassed level of personalized guest automation. When a guest first opens their door Saflok sends a message via a Zigbee mesh wireless network to the Control4 in-room controller, which activates a ‘welcome theme’ if it is the guest’s first time in the room. Lights come up; curtains automatically part to showcase the spectacular mountain and city views, and the TV displays controls for guests to personalize.

Pretty cool stuff! Read the whole press release from PRWeb.com .

Batman or Robin High top kicks. Order yours now.

I am sure you have seen some comic book inspired sneakers in the past. Usually, the really great designs never even make it to the store shelves. This time its different though. The price isn’t for the faint of heart and probably is only for the most most hardy of Batman fans. at 500 pounds they don’t come cheap for us Yanks either. There are the retro Batman sneakers and also a retro Robin pair as well.  These wonderously awesome designs are brought to you by Brass Monki.

If you are in the buying mood or just have enough room on your credit card you can buy them at http://brassmonki.wazala.com/

Xbox Live Price hike.

So, I was thinking of what my Third topic for todays podcast was going to be and Microsoft wrote it for me. I opened my email and lo and behold I find that XBL has decided to raise their prices? in this world of discounts and rebates to keep customers I do find it a bit surprising that the powers that be at XBL decided to need more of my money. Granted the 1 year subscription price went up by only ten dollars to $59.00 but really? I used to use that excuse to say how reasonable the price for gaming was. Now the price is just o.k.. so what do you think of this price hike? Read all about it on MajorNelson.com

Geek Tech Live and Shiny Lines? Geek Tech Meets Geek Awesomeness.

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

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live “Now with 20% more Geekery”

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 BestBuy.com 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 www.bestbuy.com/gametradein. Stay connected to Best Buy Gaming via Twitter and Facebook at Twitter.com/RZGamersClub and Facebook.com/BestBuyGaming.

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

Geek Tech Live and Shiny Lines? Geek Tech Meets Geek Jewelry.

You want a Green power ring? Well, now you can win one! If you dont win you can still get one at Shinylines.com though. Shinylines.com teamed up with me to be able to give away 1 prize away every 4 days. We call it the 12 days of geekery. Head on over to my post to find out how to enter to win!

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Save a ton of cash and get an awesome gift to give or keep for yourself. Use my Zazzle.com promo code of GEEKTECHSHOW for 10% off any order $50 or more  and get something really special. My Coupon code of GEEKTECHSHOW is a great way to Save money and still be able to give some great gifts. Grab all my offer codes at  http://meviocoupons.com/zazzle-promo-code/geektech.html

Well, that is it for this episode of Geek Tech Live. I have been Chris and you have been the audience. You can find me on Twitter and on Facebook and while you are at it. Subscribe to my RSS feed or better yet Subscribe to my email updates! I promise no spam just Geeky Goodness!  Just sign up for email alerts via Google Feedburner.  Type in your email address in the box on Geektechlive.com in the right hand pane and click submit! You will be emailed the full Podcast with all the links to the mp3 and news you know and trust from me.