Apple Bans Screen film …What?

OK, yeah I am a little bit of an Apple fan. I was a blackberry fan and just finally wanted to have more fun over function so I went Iphone and I don’t regret it.

Yes, it is a closed system compared to other operating systems. I know that it is and I am ok with it to get the fun I want to get from the device. now, don’t get me wrong here, I dont like it but I see it as a give and take sort of relationship. Unfortunately, Apple has started to seem more take recently but I kinda chalked it up to normal paranoia. First there was the lawsuits,but then the banning of screen protectors???oh wait… of COURSE banning of screen protectors. I must have forgotten the fact that all iphones are impervious to any nick or scratch by even the hardest tungsten blades. This makes absolutely no sense. It is about as rational a statement as Apple stating that it will only allow multitouch to operate when the index finger and the thumb are used, if not used in such a manner the device will “phone home” and you will be charged $.99 for multitouch infringement.

Apple, I luv ya.. but, what gives?


Geek Tech Live Ep 61 SXSW Disney goes Tron crazy a Tetris chair portal 2 and Ipad pre-sale

Geek Tech Live 61

Sunday March 14th edition.

On this episode of GeekTech Live:

  • SXSW …. wish I could have gone sounds like a lot of fun. Texas is always a blast!
  • Tettris chair for your game seating needs.
  • More portal 2 info leaked out
  • Disney Monorail replaced with a Tron Lightcycle?
  • Line up at the trough the IPad preorder begins!

Hi everyone, wow its been a weird week over here, if you have been reading my tweets on twitter at @geektechlive
you have heard me talking about my new fish tank build. well that has
taken a big step forward but took most of the weekend. I am now behind
schedule for the week but trying to catch up fast. If you hear my voice
crackle a bit the fumes from the PVC cement really did a number on me
sneezing and coughing most of today.

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South by Southwest, or SXSW
for all the cool kids is THE event for Music, Movies and
interactive/social media. I have seen tweets from all the major players
in attendance. I think that next year I will be going to Comic-con AND
SXSW. from what I have seen online and heard in the twitstream it
really looks awesome! To quote telling what the gathering is :

after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New
media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide
buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for
audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning,
business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking
opportunities abound. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW®,
where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere.
Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders
continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each
ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.


Tetris Chair

UberGizmo had a cool if not albeit uncomfortable chair in the shape
of Tetris tiles. A Mexican Industrial Designer named Gabriel Canas
designed the chair for all us geeks out there. No price is set on the
chair or if it will be sold at all. but still it IS pretty cool.

Now I just need a Galaga end table and Qbert TV tables and I would be set!


More Portal 2 Info has the scoop on Portal 2 and some more defined details of what the game will be about, where and when it takes place.

To quote

  • The game takes place hundreds of years after the original. Hence why the Aperture centre looks a lot like a jungle possibly.
  • GlaDOS returns as the main villain, with the subject from the last game, Chell, coming back to be the protagonist.
  • The co-op campaign is separate from the main story in the game. It lets you play as two bipedal robots.
  • Those personality cores thrown into the fire at the end of the
    last game? They’ve shut off areas of the Aperture lab and made it their
  • Physics has a bigger role this time, with one demo showing a
    portal could be used from an air vent to suck air from one area to an
  • Reflection cubes will be added to the game for laser-based puzzles.
  • Valve had no idea Portal 1 would be so big.
  • The original Portal was seen as a “test bed”. The sequel will be a fully fledged title.

So there you have it! more info on the Portal 2 Game
soon to become reality. Lets all keep our fingers crossed and hope a
beta test group opens up for us to try it out.


Disney Replaces Monorail with Tron Lightcycles!

Ok not really but still these shots I found at are
truly getting me pumped up for the movie. If Only I could get my own
Lightcycle. If I do ever get one you will be the first to know. Thanks
Steve Weintraub of for posting this shot! Love it!


Ipad Preorders open the floodgates of Early Adopters

I like new tech. I really do. I even will buy some tech on preorder
if I can see or feel a demo unit of it or at least glimpse it behind a
glass box on a pedestal. I have unfortunately not been able to score an
Apple Ipad to review for testing purposes and I cant seem to find a
reasonable demo unit to play with either. Compared to the big boys like
Twit or crunch gear I am just some guy with a mic and a really great
Barry White smooth voice so I dont get the uber-cool gadgets to
review…. yet. to quote Anthony Dinozzo of NCIS ” Working on it Boss!”

All that being said, as I continue to see the early adoption sales peak past 120k according to techmeme
I am even more inclined to wait a bit. I think based on what I am
reading I will be leaning toward the 3G model as your not tied to a
commitment for the 3G. I do believe that there may be some issues with
the first generation Ipad as all new first generation devices are akin
to have. Articles like PC World’s ” Ipad Pre-orders: for Idiots Only”
really got me thinking how I want to spend my Discretionary Gadget
cash. I am not ruling out the fact I want one. but I also want the next
Iphone and I LOVE my Iphone.

So, are you going to pre-order? have you already? which Ipad did you get? c’mon! dish! I really would love to know!

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Geek Tech Live Ep 60 Courier Wonderland Cameras and Portal 2 Talk

Geek Tech Live Ep 60

Welcome one and all to episode 60 of Geek Tech Live. Today I want to talk to you about a few things going on. First off is Panasonic’s g2 and g10 cameras, then Portal 2 is coming are you ready?, Motorola Backflip phones are released on AT&T, Microsoft fires back at the IPad with the Courier and Alice in Wonderland has record breaking opening day.

So Without Further ado lets roll!

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Panasonic releases new G2 and G10 cameras.

And they are beauties arent they? the G2 and G10 cameras use the Micro Four Thirds format. They are both 12.1 megapixel and have a 3″ LCD screen viewfinder. they record video in 720p and have the ability to interchange lenses. the basic package will come with a 14 – 42mm F3.5 – 5.6 lens. the G2 adds a touchscreen that folds out and twists to allow for better viewing. the G10 is the more basic of the model geared to the beginner enthusiast. no prices yet but the press release states more technical details such as:

Other features of the LUMIX G2 include: • Dust Reduction System: If dust or other foreign matter gets inside the camera when you’re changing lenses, it could cling to the image sensor and show up as a spot in your photos. The Dust Reduction System in the G2 helps eliminate this possibility by placing a supersonic wave filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating vertically around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles effectively. • Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition makes it possible to sort and organize photos. Videos can be uploaded directly to YouTube using the built-in YouTube uploader – even in HD quality. It also lets you create a 360-degree rotation panorama file in .MOV files. The software is compatible with the Windows 7. The Panasonic LUMIX G2 will come equipped as part of its kit, with the newly announced LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. The new lens offers a versatile zoom range of 14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-84mm), making it suitable for a wide variety of scenes, everything from dynamic landscape to portrait. Additionally, the LUMIX G2 is compatible with all Micro Four Thirds System lenses, allowing users even higher levels of performance in a digital interchangeable lens camera.

To read the whole press release and even more info drop on over to


Portal 2 is coming to you soon

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For those of you who really fell in love with the game Portal your wait for a sequel will be over soon. Valve is going to be releasing Portal 2 and this time its a full game. Portal 2 will be released this fall and it is gonna rock! There was a quote that was awesome while I was reading thru the internet articles on this. “portal was a test bed. Portal 2 is a game” AWESOME! more info coming soon!


Motorola Backflip review

I came across this today in fact and had to link to this article. Gizmodo did a fantastic review of the Backflip AT&T’s first Android phone. The Review isn’t pretty as this phone is not for the early adopters of new and exciting tech. The hardware is a bit outdated and really isnt any better than the Cliq. in the nuts and bolts of it.. its being sold as a budget smart-phone for the masses and it knows it. So, If you normally would not buy a smart-phone but still want to have smart-phone capabilities and are not looking for a rocket of a machine then this may be your ticket to the show. the breakdown of the phone is as follows:


  • It’s more functional than the messaging/feature phones it’s attacking
  • The backwards folding mechanism is surprisingly functional
  • Android 2.1 to come
  • Spacious keyboard


  • Launch price too high, though it will probably fall
  • The rear trackpad: great when the phone’s unfolded, but useless when it’s closed


  • Ships with Android 1.5
  • Resistive screen
  • Underwhelming hardware specs

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Microsoft’s Courier.. Digital journal… Ipad Killer?

Oh My! well you probably saw my blog post I did yesterday when this story broke at Well, I have to say that if this Courier actually does what the HD videos and the PIctures I saw over at then we have a serious contender for Ipad early adopters. This Courier has made me stop and think if I truly want to go Ipad or wait and see if Microsoft Delivers. Check out the Article at and read all about it. I am sure we will be seeing some kind of retort from Apple and Mr. Jobs soon about this new device. only downside is there is no date set for release of the Courier.


Alice in Wonderland has a record breaking Opening weekend.

I was unable to see it on opening weekend but even without my 12 bucks Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland Drew over 40 Million dollars in box office revenue. This is Burton’s first ever 3D release to boot. Were you able to see it yet? what are your thoughts on the Movie and how was the 3D?


Well that’s it for Episode 60 of GeekTech Live. Catch me on Twitter at @geektechlive or facebook at , become a fan of this show at facebook as well or just leave me some comments below on the blog.

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