Geek Tech Live 85 IDAPT i4, Comic-Con 2010, Podcast Madness and CrackDown 2

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live where “you get a serving of Geek Twice a week!”
In this episode :
•    IDAPT i4 Charger can charge the world!
•    Comic-Con loads up list of Exclusive items.
•    Podcast Madness continues in July. I can tell you how you can win.
•    Crackdown 2 will be coming July 7 and I cant wait!

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IDAPT i4 Charger can charge the world!

You have heard charger makers state they will charge every device. Some get pretty close and some fall well short of those goals. It looks Like the IDAPT i4 gets high marks for being able to charge everything except electric cars. Based on the plethora of gadgets, phones, hand-held gaming platforms,kazoos,refrigerators and wombats that this thing can charge I wouldn’t put it past being able to charge almost anything short of that. The IDAPT i4 can charge a long list of devices. I don’t have the inclination to list them all but the number currently sits at 4000 devices. No, i did not accidentally forget to proofread this sentence…  the IDAPT i4 will charge a confirmed 4000 devices. Among those devices are the following: The iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, Nintendo DS, PSP, PS3 controller, GPS systems, digital cameras, and Bluetooth products.
The IDAPT i4 features an interchangeable tip system making it completely customizable.  It has 3 charging points and an additional USB charging point, allowing users to charge their electronics without the mess of tangled cords or the need for more than one outlet. MSRP of the IDAPT i4 is set at $60 for a pack of 6 interchangeable tips or $50 for a pack of four tips you can choose yourself.  The IDAPT i4 will be available in August so order one now and get on the list! For more information head on over to IDAPTS website at : http://www.idaptweb.com/US/idapt/idapt_i4/overview.html

Comic-Con loads up list of Exclusive items.

Oh yes people we are in the final countdown to Comic-Con 2010. I bought tickets last year when they went on sale. Tickets were sold out very fast and I have been counting the months and weeks until I could start saying I was counting the days. On Comic-Con’s website at http://www.comic-con.org they now have a list of Exclusive only at Comic-Con 2010 merchandise.  Some things from the list that I think look cool are Star wars bookends for $60

Comic Book Guy #1/Futurama Comics #50, Gears of War Action figures, Signed Autographs and much much more. Even a Domo  only found at Comic -Con

Podcast Madness continues in July. I can tell you how you can win.

It’s the summer of Podcasts in July and Podcast Madness has changed the game a bit.  Every week in July a different set of Shows will have codes that will be given out. Its a win-win situation for everyone. You get to find some new and awesome shows and you know which shows to listen to for your special code words each week.  So without Further Ado here is the full show list and links to the Shows themselves:

Now-July 7

TPN Weekly Podcast <http://blogs.techpodcasts.com>
Midwest Wasteland <http://mww.libsyn.com>
Totally Cool Tech Podcast <http://www.totallycooltech.com>
Meet The Talkers <http://meetthetalkers.libsyn.com/>
The CaffiNation Podcast <http://www.caffination.com>
Video Game News Radio <http://www.VideoGameNews.com>
SDRNews <http://sdrnews.com>
Tech TalkSvenska! <http://mrnetcast.com/ttps>
Kevin’s Oblast Radio <http://oblast.libsyn.com>

July 8-14

Practical Amateur Radio Podcast <http://www.myamateurradio.com>
Geek Tech Live <http://geektechlive.com>
Mike Tech Show <http://miketechshow.com>
Sports Unleashed <http://www.wavesoftech.com/sports-unleashed/>
Tech Rage News <http://www.pcrtech.com/podcast>
Indie Radio Chattanooga <http://www.indieradiochattanooga.com>
Mobileocity.net Radio <http://www.mobileocity.net>
Technorama <http://www.chuckchat.com>
Geekazine <http://www.geekazine.com>

July 15-21

CS Techcast <http://cstechcast.com>
Moxie Mo Show <http://www.moxiemoshow.com>
Cleveland Sports Radio <http://www.ClevelandSportsRadio.net>
The Force Field <http://www.theforcefield.net>
Geek Of The North <http://www.geekofthenorth.com>
What Now? Tech Netcast! <http://mrnetcast.com>
Jesus Geek <http://jesusgeek.info>
Cross Driven Radio <http://www.crossdrivenradio.com>
Mike Dell’s World <http://www.mikedell.com>

July 22-28

Flash Past <http://www.wavesoftech.com/flash-past/>
Day in Tech History <http://www.dayintechhistory.com>
The iPad Show <http://www.ipadshow.com>
Waves of Tech <http://www.wavesoftech.com>
The Spirit Blade Underground Pod <http://www.spiritblade.net/podcast>
BitnappingTV <http://www.bitnapping.tv>
The School of Podcasting’s Morning <http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com>
UC Radio <http://www.ucradiopodshow.com>
PhotoWalkthrough <http://www.photowalkthrough.com>

Go to  Podcastmadness.com and use the secret word to enter yourself in the drawing to win some great prizes!

Crackdown 2 will be coming July 7 and I cant wait!

I have been playing the Demo of Crackdown 2 for a while now and I am just as hooked on this game as I was with the original Crackdown. Crackdown 2 seems to bring all the same fun but in a bigger and in some cases cooler package. The fact you will be able to do a four person coop mode is a beautiful thing for sure. The environments are bigger and the things you can do are bigger and badder too. The cool things I have seen from the demo was that you can do a coop mission, sighting the target is spot on and any in demo achievements you accomplish will be transferred to the real game  once you purchase it.  I was addicted to crackdown the first time and Crackdown 2 looks to be just the same fix I have been waiting for. Crackdown 2 will be available July 7th.

To thank you for listening to the show I can offer you some great Promotions from Godaddy.com . Are you looking to buy yourself a new Domain name? Look no further than Godaddy.com for your Domain Name answers.  Use my Godaddy promo code GTL3 to buyor renew all the .Com domain names you want for only $7.49! And the Savings don’t stop there either. Type in my Coupon code GTL2 for instantly saving 5 dollars off any order of 30 bucks or more at Go Daddy.com

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 84 AT-AT Day Afternoon, Roller-coaster Ride with Iphone and Podcast Madness

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live where “you get a serving of Geek Twice a week!”

in this episode :

  • What an AT-AT Afternoon looks like.
  • Roller-coaster Ride with the Iphone 4
  • Podcast Madness continues with prize code word. Win some cool prizes and listen to great shows!

Grab a Coffee, Jump on that Treadmill and turn up the volume! Its time for Geek Tech Live!

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Save a ton of cash and get a 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.

What an AT-AT Afternoon looks like.

With the Iphone 4 issues brewing about the Iphone 4 antenna issues its been pretty quiet as far a new news. Its been raining here … A lot  and I was really very happy to find this as I sifted through my RSS reader and I hope you think so too.  So, if you ever wondered what a baby AT-AT would do as a pet then look no further. I am gonna say a phrase that will all become clear while you watch the video. “Jabba the Poo” that’s all I am gonna say. Just “Jabba the Poo”. This video made me laugh out loud and that isn’t an easy task. so check out AT-AT Day Afternoon .

My take on the Iphone 4

Ok , well if you haven’t been reading my tweets I can tell you that I was one of the people that got the pre-order in on day one. So now that I have been playing with the IPhone for a few days I can say a few things about it for all you people thinking about the upgrade, my take on it and some issues I had.

Upgrade process:

The upgrade process was typical of Apple products. The upgrade was easy, fast and zero blips. I had a IPhone 3G and the move to the Iphone 4.0 meant that the SIM card was would not work as the new IPhone had a micro-Sim card.  I thought that might make the process a little bumpy but it was already set up with my account and just needed to be activated.  The process boiled down to these steps.

  1. Charge the Phone but don’t turn it on.
  2. Activate the new phone with Itunes
  3. Check your old phones Voicemail and write the info down. It wont transfer those.
  4. Go to att.com/activations and activate the phone.
  5. Turn on the new Phone and make a test call
  6. Thats it. Done. The new IPhone is now ready to go .

My personal review of the Iphone 4.0

Its fast. like really fast. The apps start and run faster than my friends 3GS. Overall, the phone is much more responsive and the app switching is nice too. I came from a 3G so the compass was a cool feature. The big new great thing is the Camera. The images this phone takes compared to my 3G. Fantastic…. simply fantastic. I think that is also in part to this Retina display the phone packs. The new icons are simply stunning to look at. The images are razor sharp because of Retina. If you can see one first hand you will be pulled right in. Movies are recorded in 720p but sadly cant be uplaoded to Youtube at 720p via the phone. you have to get them off the phone first and upload via your computer if you want 720p. This is understandable as a 720p movie takes up a fair bit of room and in no time flat you will use up all 2GB of bandwidth you paid so dearly for.

My Issues

Well, I don’t have the Yellow bar or Yellow Dot. I also don’t seem to be able to replicate the Attenuation issue with holding the phone like a lefty or trying to short out the antennas. What I do have is one small but annoying issue with the Iphone 4.0 that will be resolved soon I hope. I was working on call this weekend and I had a Network Tech call me to discuss something I was working on. Typically, I would take the phone into the Computer room and put the guy on speaker phone. That is exactly what I did, only to hear him say he could not hear me.  I tried to yell into the phone and still he couldn’t hear me. If I switched back to normal phone mode it all worked.  I chalked it up to a glitch and figured I would reboot the phone and it would be fixed.  Later I tried to test out the free Facetime number apple set up and I got connected to a rep and we could see each other but she could not hear me.  I then went back to a few Movies I recorded as tests and found all of them without sound.  Interesting eh? So off I go to the Genius bar. The genius person helper guy had me call his cell phone and switch over to speaker and yup. you guessed it. no sound. I hear there are a small number of us with this issue and it basically boils down to the sound cancellation mic overcompensating for background noise and canceling everything out. So I will hopefully get a replacement unit tomorrow as I have a special Genius bar reservation to get this taken care of.  I will keep you all up to date on the status of the issue and what it really ends up being.

Listen for your Podcast Madness prize code. win cool prizes and listen to great shows!

Its the Summer of Podcasts and Podcast Madness is in Full effect! If you go to Podcastmadness.com and use the uber secret contest code word I will only say in the podcast itself and nowhere else. Once you hear me tell you the contest code word for podcast madness I want you to go directly to www.podcastmadness.com and use that code to enter into the drawing to win some fantastic gifts like Amazon gift cards, Tshirts, Newegg Gift cards  and more!  I’m giving away a 25 dollar Gelaskin Gift card!  So listen in for the super secret word and enter to win some fantastic prizes and listen to some great podcasts!

Summer of Podcasts

While you are at Podcastmadness.com and you use the secret word to enter yourself in the drawing why not stick around and listen to some of my podcasting friends like BitnappingTV, Cleveland Sports Radio ,Cross Driven Radio , CS Techcast , Day in Tech History , Flash Past , Geek Of The North and many more!

To thank you for listening to the show I can offer you some great Promotions from Godaddy.com . Are you looking to buy yourself a new Domain name? Look no further than Godaddy.com for your Domain Name answers.  Use my Godaddy promo code GTL3 to buy all the .com domain names you want for only $7.49! and the Savings dont stop there either. Type in my Coupon code GTL2 for for instantly saving 5 dollars off any order of 30 bucks or more at Go Daddy.com

So, are you tired of waiting for me to say the Podcast Madness Code? Really just want to get your name in for the next drawing? Well the I guess i can tell you. but shhh! dont tell anyone else. Whisper{“you are my favorite.”} The PodcastMadness.com Secret Code word is….[Listen to the Show goofball]

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 83 Icurling from Maxnick.com, Podcast Madness and Comic Con 2010 plans

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live where “you get a serving of Geek Twice a week!”

in this episode :

  • Icurling from MaxNick.com review
  • Podcast Madness continues with prize code word. Win some cool prizes and listen to great shows!
  • Ramp up for Comic Con in San Diego

Grab a Coffee, Jump on that Treadmill and turn up the volume! Its time for Geek Tech Live!

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Icurling from MaxNick.com review

I just recently tweeted that I liked the sport of Curling and I do. I’m not lying. There are two sports I will stop my channel surfing for and one of them is Cricket and the other is Curling. So, when I got followed by Maxnick.com and asked if i would like to demo and review their new iCurling app for the IPhone I couldn’t resist.

The Game itself is pretty straightforward. Get the closest to “home” with your big shiny granite rock.  Now I know what you are thinking… ” he loves curling, so he is going to biased” . Not so! while I love the Game I have seen some good and bad implementations of such a simple game. Here is the break down:

PROS:
Controls Strightforward
Clean design
Bright colors
Lots of Gaming for very little price

CONS:
Only one setting for computer opponent
Background music gets old fast
Not a huge amount of settings

Now here is where the majority of those cons goes away. The game is only .99 cents! even though at times the computer opponent doesn’t make great choices I found myself addicted to playing this game. It even looks good on the Ipad. At the time of this writing I also just tested it on the new IPhone 4.0 and iCurling looks somehow even cleaner than on my old 3G.

The game is played in “turns” where you choose the power of your throw and also the rotation “curl” of the stone.  Sometimes the most simple games are the most satisfying to play.  Hard Core curling enthusiasts, you will find the game lacking a bit but I did not get tired of it.

I give it 4 out of 5 Geek Thumbs up. Find out more at MaxNick.com or download the game from the Itunes app store right now for only .99 cents.

Listen for your Podcast Madness prize code. win cool prizes and listen to great shows!

Its the Summer of Podcasts and Podcast Madness is in Full effect! If you go to Podcastmadness.com and use the uber secret contest code word I will only say in the podcast itself and nowhere else. Once you hear me tell you the contest code word for podcast madness I want you to go directly to www.podcastmadness.com and use that code to enter into the drawing to win some fantastic gifts like Amazon gift cards, Tshirts, Newegg Gift cards  and more!  I’m giving away a 25 dollar Gelaskin Gift card!  So listen in for the super secret word and enter to win some fantastic prizes and listen to some great podcasts!

Summer of Podcasts

While you are at Podcastmadness.com and you use the secret word to enter yourself in the drawing why not stick around and listen to some of my podcasting friends like BitnappingTV, Cleveland Sports Radio ,Cross Driven Radio , CS Techcast , Day in Tech History , Flash Past , Geek Of The North and many more!

To thank you for listening to the show I can offer you some great Promotions from Godaddy.com . Are you looking to buy yourself a new Domain name? Look no further than Godaddy.com for your Domain Name answers.  Use my Godaddy promo code GTL3 to buy all the .com domain names you want for only $7.49! and the Savings dont stop there either. Type in my Coupon code GTL2 for for instantly saving 5 dollars off any order of 30 bucks or more at Go Daddy.com

Ramp up for Comic Con in San Diego

So, ask you may have heard me state a few times I am going to be in San Diego for Comic Con 2010 from July 21st Thru 26th. I have the preview night tickets as well. I will be trying to Podcast from San Diego Comic Con and I have been prepping what I will be using.  The new IPhone 4.0 with 720p video will help for some documentation. I will be doing a review of my new Camera the Canon 7D very soon. I am getting my bearings again on a full manual DSLR again after a few years.

So, are you going to Comic Con? Do you have any favorite panels? Favorite places to eat? Email me at ComicCon2010 (at) geektechlive (d_o_t) com and let me know! This is my first trip to San Diego and my first trip to Comic Con. I am looking for any advice. Maybe we will even bump into each other at the Con.

So, are you tired of waiting for me to say the Podcast Madness Code? Really just want to get your name in for the next drawing? Well the I guess i can tell you. but shhh! dont tell anyone else. Whisper{“you are my favorite.”} The PodcastMadness.com Secret Code word is….[Listen to the Show goofball]

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 82 Podcast Madness, PS3 Plus, Shareyourlove.com, My Two E3 Game picks

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live where “you get a serving of Geek Twice a week!”

in this episode :

  • Listen for your Podcast Madness prize code. Win some cool prizes and listen to great shows!
  • Launch of PlayStation Plus… does it add?
  • Cameras – The New Weapons In Fighting Poverty.
  • Two Games I am looking forward to from E3

Grab a Coffee, Jump on that Treadmill and turn up the volume! Its time for Geek Tech Live!

Geek Tech live is a paid affiliate of Zazzle.com and Godaddy.com

Save a ton of cash and get a 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.

Listen for your Podcast Madness prize code. win cool prizes and listen to great shows!

Its the Summer of Podcasts and Podcast Madness is in Full effect! If you go to Podcastmadness.com and use the uber secret contest code word I will only say in the podcast itself and nowhere else. Once you hear me tell you the contest code word for podcast madness I want you to go directly to www.podcastmadness.com and use that code to enter into the drawing to win some fantastic gifts like Amazon gift cards, Tshirts, Newegg Gift cards  and more!  I’m giving away a 25 dollar Gelaskin Gift card!  So listen in for the super secret word and enter to win some fantastic prizes and listen to some great podcasts!

Summer of Podcasts

While you are at Podcastmadness.com and you use the secret word to enter yourself in the drawing why not stick around and listen to some of my podcasting friends like BitnappingTV, Cleveland Sports Radio ,Cross Driven Radio , CS Techcast , Day in Tech History , Flash Past , Geek Of The North and many more!

Launch of PlayStation Plus… but does it truly add?

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) announced that it will offer PlayStation Plus, a new subscription service package on PlayStation Network. In addition to the current free to use existing features and services, PlayStation Plus brings value-added offerings including exclusive services and content worldwide on June 29.

Well, what does the value add really mean to you and me?

  • PS+ (http://uk.playstation.com/playstationplus/ ) members will be able to play the full version of designated PS3 downloadable and PlayStation Network titles including PS one Archives and minis (excluding Japan) with no limit of time as long as membership is effective. These games will become available for PlayStation Plus members at no extra cost.
  • Content such as avatars and dynamic themes, many of which are exclusive, will become available, as will early access to designated new game beta trials, game demos and video content prior to public distribution – both available within subscription fee.
  • Members will have access to exclusive discounts on designated PlayStation Store titles. Titles will vary every month on PlayStation Store.
  • Members can also access full game trial where they will have access to full versions of designated PS3 and PlayStation Network titles. The titles on offer will be available for download on PlayStation Store for a stated period and change every month. After the trial period expires (expiration dates will vary by content), users will be able to continue playing the game by purchasing the game on-line**.
  • PS3 will automatically download and install designated game demos and game updates and also download the system software update data (requires user agreement to install). PS3 will automatically start up at a designated time to download content and will turn off after the download has completed.

So it looks like there is some interesting additions for a price but is the price set well? Prices I found were all in British pounds at 11.99 as a starting price. We will just have to see what it has in store for us.

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Cameras – The New Weapons In Fighting Poverty.

ShareYourLove.com is unlike many charity initiatives. Instead of asking for your credit card or spare coins they ask for photos of what you love. Users view peoples’ loves from around the world and advertising on the site raises much needed funds for the global water charity WaterAid.

This is a really cool idea if you ask me. Everyone seems to win here. You get your photos posted online to share, that raises funds for charity and Shareyourlove.com stays in business. Its a trifecta of awesome.

ShareYourLove.com founder David Smerdon, 35, from Brisbane Australia says, “Most people want to do good but don’t have the time or money to regularly contribute. ShareYourLove.com is a daily celebration of what we love, to help the 884 million people worldwide who don’t have access to clean water and sanitation. The site always has interesting content and visitors are intrigued by what the world loves.”

ShareYourLove.com was founded in February 2010 by David Smerdon. After 15 years working in advertising agencies he wanted to use his powers for good. Contact David for further information or an interview at dave(at)shareyourlove(dot)com. Any images can be used from shareyourlove.com

So, are you tired of waiting for me to say the Podcast Madness Code? Really just want to get your name in for the next drawing? Well the I guess i can tell you. but shhh! dont tell anyone else. Whisper{“you are my favorite.”} The PodcastMadness.com Secret Code word is….[Listen to the Show goofball]

Two Games I am looking forward to from E3

There were two games I was looking forward to hear more about at E3.  Portal 2 and my new favorite Bulletstorm.

You probably are already at least a bit familiar with Portal 2 as it took the gaming world by storm a few years ago. Portal 2 is set in the future and from what I saw online its going to definitely push the envelope of thought provoking game play.  A new Coop mode and all new challenges await. And from what heard, portal 2 will have a lot of game testing under its belt before it goes on sale so it will definitely be a fully fleshed out game and should appeal to almost any gamer level.

The other game that really caught my attention is Bulletstorm. This game looks really interesting to me. Its got some new game play and a good merging of a few great game styles. Lots of interaction in the game world as most everything can be used to destroy the enemy. It really looks interesting to me. Check out G4tv’s preview of BulletStorm and tell me what you think.

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.