Geek Tech Live 98 Halo : Reach, UberDorkCafe.com , Facbook Phone and C64 comes back to app store

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live “Getting geekier by the year”

In this episode :

  • Halo : Reach is candy for my eyeballs.
  • don’t forget about Uberdorkcafe.com
  • Facebook is making a cell phone.
  • Apple takes a chill pill, allows C64 emulator

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Halo : Reach is candy for my eyeballs.

I’m not the biggest fan of what I and a few others will call the Pew… Pew… Jump game franchise. I freely admit that. Granted I am much more a Crackdown or Call of Duty fan but I cant help but really love the newest edition to the Halo world.  I have only played a few parts of the campaign with friends. The Multiplayer  aspect is actually pretty tight too. There are the glitches that I have seen like AI just being a dumbass and not following or getting caught on the wrong side of doors or not getting into the vehicles. And my biggest gripe is the matchmaking. It seems to only work a few times in a row and then you end up having to leave and rejoin to search for more players or sit in limbo for quite some time.  Are you playing Halo : Reach? whats your gamertag? Mine is Xanaduguy . I am also on Raptr.com under the Guise of Geektechlive . Send me a friend request and lets get to shooting!

@UberDorkCafe needs your love. Buy cookies and support @UberdorkGirlie

Everyone, Lets not forget that we as geeks,nerds,dorks and whatnot need to stand behind this great idea! go to uberdorkcafe.com and buy cookies or find out how to donate to get Uberdorkcafe on its way to becoming bigger than Starbucks but with more UberDorkyness

Facebook is making a cell phone.

A Techcrunch article by way of techmeme stated that Facebook, just like Google did  is fixing to release a Mobile phone. It seems two of its brain trust, Joe Hewitt and Matthew Papakipos are working on this project but in a more black ops sort of fashion. Other than this rumor that has leaked out albeit on  “accident” there is not much to say. Tech crunch goes into a dissertation of who Mr. Hewet and Mr. Papakipos are and were and what they worked on. I would say that they are more than qualified to do the job. One thing I can say for certain is that if Facebook does release a cell phone, Farmville is gonna run smooth as silk on it.

Apple takes a chill pill, allows C64 emulator.

Apple recently stated it was relaxing its app store rules. I took this with a grain of salt as Apple’s version of relaxation is usually the equivalent of how Mr Woolsey on Stargate Atlantis stated hie relaxed. In one scene in Season 5 Mr Woolsey after being named head of the Atlantis Expedition states he will change into something a bit more comfy and try to relax in his room. Later on you see him “relaxing” in a full suit and tie. Much of how Apple does business can fall into this category.

A few days later after this “relaxation” announcement I noticed that there was suddenly a Google Voice app in the app store. Now, I think we are moving in a different direction. a kinder maybe gentler direction for Apple. The C64 Emulator is finally back! A quick Google of the terms C64 emulator and IPhone turned up a few articles to confirm I wasn’t seeing things.  Daring Fireball, Engadget and yes confirmation by the app store itself shows the C64 emulator and BASIC programming interface is back! The price is only $4.99 unless you already bought it before Apple pulled it the first time, if so true believers… you don’t have to pay again.

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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.

You want your choice of an awesomely cool geeky tshirt with Geekitude? 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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