Geek Tech Live 72 Sonic Screwdrivers, WOWee Speakers and Healthy Android Apps

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver for 11th Doctor

So, you may have already guessed that I am a little bit of a Doctor Who fan. Well I finally bit the bullet and ordered my very own Sonic Screwdriver from Thinkgeek.com.  I have always wanted my very own Sonic Screwdriver and now I have one. Unfortunately, the screwdriver must be broken as I cant get it to open any locked doors or start up my lawnmower or even loosen some stuck screws.. sigh. Thinkgeek did respond via twitter to me and said they would send someone over in a TARDIS to get me a working model or fix the one I have so I have been waiting as I didnt specify a time to show up and it could be weeks ago or from now before they arrive. If you want one of your own, head on over to Thinkgeek.com and pick one up.

WOWee ONE Adds depth to portable Music

Ok, so you want a little better sound from your portable Music player? Maybe want to add a subwoofer? Well, the Wowee ONE may be your ticket to Subwoofer Nirvana.

The Wowee ONE is being billed as “the most innovative, pocket-sized, rechargeable speaker for mobile devices, iPods, laptops, iPhones, netbooks, iPads and personal game systems.”.

The WOWee One boasts a dynamic response range of 40Hz – 20KHz and reaches 90 decibels yet weighs only 7 ounces. The unit measures just 4.7″ by 2.4″ by 1″, ideal for a pocket, handbag, backpack, or glove compartment, so it’s always handy.

Healthy Android Apps for your Weight loss regime

I found three Top Notch Android apps that will help you lose weight as well as keep track of your fitness goals.

The first is called CardioTrainer + Racing ($2.99)  It combines a racing application to try to beat your own best times with a Motivational feature such as virtual racing simulator. In addition to the racing module you can add in a weight loss app that will set you back an additional $2.99

The Second is called Fast Food Calorie Counter and it shoudl cover you for ALL possible segue’s off your weight loss program.  This app has over 9000 items from 72 fast food restaurants. it will give you calories, carbs, fat, protein and fiber for every item. Very cool.

Teaming up with this app is a full featured app that covers all the rest that the Fast Food Calorie Counter doesnt hit. Its called Calorie Counter by FatSecret and it has it all. Best yet its FREE.

Well thats it for this episode of Geek Tech Live. you can find me on Twitter at @Geektechlive and on FaceBook at Facebook.com/Geektechlive. don’t forget to become a fan of teh show and “like” me on my Fan page.  you can do that right in the upper right corner of the screen!.

Geek Tech Live 71 Gimmie my Boxee Box, Frindie me and Tatmash.com

In this episode I talk about:

  • Boxee.tv brings a box of boxiness.
  • Frindie tells you who is listening to backstreet boys on Twitter.
  • TatMash lets you get that unicorn tat without shame or retribution.

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Boxee Box is Coming!

Boxee BoxOh yes. if you are at all familiar with streaming media over the network from Hulu or Netflix you are gonna love this. Up until now Boxee.tv had just a small download that turned your PC or Mac or even Apple TV into a streamin media magnet. But in Quarter 2 of 2010 Boxee will be unveiling the Boxee Box the single most coolest hardware device since the Roku was made available to the masses a few years ago. I loved my Roku and i still have it and use it today. Boxee box seems to take it to the next level though. Here are the basic specs:

  • HDMI
  • Optical Audio
  • RCA Stereo Audio
  • WiFi (802.11n)
  • Ethernet
  • 2 USB Ports
  • SD Card Slot
  • RF Remote
  • QWERTY Keyboard

The remote with the QWERTY keyboard built in really is cool and the design of the Boxee Box is slick as well. If I can get my hands on a demo model for review I will definitely let you all know what I think. Until that happens we all have to wait for a few more months before we can buy one. No price as far as I can see has been decided on for the Boxee Box. I sure hope its as affordable as it is awesome looking.

TheIndie.biz Launches Frindie, A Social Music Application for everyone

theindie.biz FrindieTheIndie.biz Launched a new Social media experience that will allow you to enhance your music listening by finding out what their friends on major social media networks are listening to or buying to listen to. Facebook,Google,Myspace and Twitter are all covered a well as Yahoo, Bebo and Friendfeed.  The Frindie application is a tool that hooks into these social media avenues and will allow with just one click of a button the ability to view how many and of which of their friends listened to, bought, shared etc.. a particular song.  This spin on this one is that its not a bunch of strangers telling you what they like this is your friends that are letting you into the inside scoop on their listening habits, likes and dislikes.  The cool thing with Frindie is that it allows bands as well as fans to fully maximize the social networking experience. This tool will help people find new and interesting music to listen to. What better way to find music you will like and the likelihood of music you will like if you are getting those listening recommendations from your own circle of friends? I would say you are looking at a definitely cool new tool for finding and expanding your current music likes.  On top of all this sharing Frindie will also let you search for music based on the standard Categories and Groups  as well. Maybe, you will even make some new musical friends along the way and that is never a bad thing. To quote the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation “Share and Enjoy!”.

TatMash.com Allows you to try out the Tat before you buy the ink.

tatmash.comSo, here is an interesting concept.  You think to yourself, man I wish I had a cool Tattoo but what shoudl I get? and If I do choose that  twelve in tall papa Smurf on my chest, what will it really look like? Well, now you can get the ink with no remorse and no retribution from friends by heading over to Tatmash.com. Tatmash.com now has an online tool that will allow you to pick a spot that you would like to have a tattoo on and then choose from a multitude of designs to apply to the area.  All this can be done with no needles no ink and a lot less alcohol, ok well you can still have the alcohol but in the end when you wake up the next day instead of a regret you will have a cool picture of you sporting a tattoo that you luckily didn’t get.  For the rest of you TatMash.com is a great way to plan ahead for your next design. figure out if things look good before you go to the artist and even print out your thoughts to take with you to the shop. All in all its a very cool idea and definitely made me ask “Why didn’t I think of that?!?”. So check out Tatmash.com and give yourself and your loved ones some ink!.

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Geek Tech Live 70 DvdFab 7.x takes on Avatar BD+, Become Iron Man and be my Twiend?

Welcome to Episode 70 of Geek Tech Live! in this episode I am going to chat about:

  • DVDFab 7.x gets released the same day as Avatar and the new BD+ … coincedence? I thinks not!
  • Wanna be Iron Man? well UK Iron Man 2 site will let you
  • Twiends builds twitter communities with some incentives

DVDFab 7.x is released on the same day at Avatar on Blu-ray with stronger BD+ and defeats it!

Avatar was released on April 23rd and on the Same day DVDFab 7.x was released to allow you to back that disk up! DVDFab 7.x will automatically support the newer BD+ security because DVD Fab uses web services to support BD+ on the server side of things so you get the support without having to update the software! everyone wins! Making backups of your movies saves you the cost of having to buy another disk after your dog decides its a great chew toy. trust me on that.

Even if your last name isn’t Stark you can still be Iron Man

The UK Iron Man 2 site has out done themselves this time.  If youc ant wait until the movie comes out or just want to impress your friends and tell them you might be related to Tony Stark from an unknown relative this is the site. After you download a small add on for Mac or PC you turn on your web cam and  Iron Man or War Machine can be your face. I just love these types of sites. its a great way to play around and pretend to be Iron Man or whoever the Augmented Reality persona is. The fact that it is Iron Man just seals the deal for me. The only other cool one I would love to see is a Spider-Man AR website. That would be awesome! and come to think of it. did James Cameron miss out on this? I don’t remember any Avatar Augmented reality websites out there when the movie hit theaters. I cant believe Mr Cameron didn’t want to do this. UberGizmo.com has a great write of the site as well so don’t take my word for it read UberGizmo’s post

Will you be My Twiend?

Yes I said be my “Twiend”. Twiends.com is a Social Media Community building application. its based on the credit and incentive system at its heart. You buy credits and then when people follow you they get a certain number of credits to their name. the more credits they have then means more people will follow them and get those credits passed down to them and so on, and so on. You dont need to buy any credits so don’t put this off because of the nature of my last sentence.  Twiends will give you intros for free but credits will speed up the process. The more credits you have though the more exposure you get on the site and of course that should translate into more followers on twitter. They have a ranking system to tell you if you share interests or share some of the same followers. Its all very intuitive and easy to learn and use. Head on over to Twiends.com and see for yourself. In my opinion this is a neat little idea and definitely will build little communities and build twitter audiences and your reach into the twitterverse.

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Geek Tech Live 69 Iphone Profits, Steve Jobs says theres Porn on Android and Star Wars on Blu Ray yay!

Welcome to the birthday episode! Geek Tech Live 69.


Today will be a short episode as its my birthday today! so lets jump on it to the facts!

  • Apple posts a record I phone sales profit! net 3.07 Billion for the Quarter and 13.50 billion in revenue. that is huge. in fact its so huge that the are stating its the best non-holiday quarter Evah! with those numbers? I cant blame them. I wonder what third world nation Jobs is thinking of buying?
  • Lucasfilm will be releasing an extended extended multi-extended, hyper extended edition of Star Wars in Blu Ray very very soon! thanks LucasFilm for giving me a birthday present!
  • SteveJobs has responded to another email from a customer and it has gotten out to the internet as usual. When asked about the App store “Moral policing” jobs remarked “if you want Porn, Buy an Android phone”. very funny.

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happy birhtday to me and I will talk to you all very soon! thanks for listening!

Chris