new color scheme for

Decided to make GeekTechlive a bit easier on the eyes….. hopefully.  hope you all like the toned down color scheme. I noticed a comment someone made on Twitter saying.. it was a bit Overly green. my initial design idea was to replicate the green and grey of a circuit board but alas it backfired I think. hopefully this new design is a bit better.

What do you think? leave me a comment below.

Geek Tech Live 54 Apple IPad chat

Geek Tech Live 54

In this episode of Geek Tech Live can I escape the tractor beam pull of the IPad unveiling and subsequent take over of all things internet news related? Will the IPad end global suffering? Eliminate the National Debit? Create new jobs? Lets find out.

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All right, So how much IPad Goodness do you think could be out right about now? It was only Last week that we were talking about the unveiling of the apple Tablet. Geek Tech Live is recorded on the weekends (except Special programs like last weeks RadNerd Interview). So this is a few days after the unveil and the mass effect of pandemonium it has done to the world. Did we survive? yah we did… was a it a game changer? I think a little yes and a little no. The Ipad wasn’t some magical device like we were hearing. It isn’t made from unicorns and creates its own rainbows. It does however have some very cool aspects of the device that make me want it. Lets see if I can explain in a bit more detail.  About 6 months ago I was almost going to buy a kindle. The  rumored Ipad, Islate, Itablet, etc… was seeming to be a long way off and well I just wanted to get a good e-reader to take with me to work for lunch time reading and when i am on vacation , etc. I did the research and almost did it. The kindle did everything I wanted it to do at the time and my Iphone was able to fill in the gaps quite well for anything else i wanted to do.  I am really glad I had second thoughts and waited for the apple Tablet unveiling.

There have been a lot of people all whining about the Ipad and as the week progressed you also found out more rumors concerning next years possible Ipad additions like front facing video cameras, video calls, etc… I really don’t care so much about those rumors since it is apples job in my mind to continue to innovate. if they stop doing that then there will not be anything more than what we have today in technology. you cant fault them for holding back a few extra goodies for the revision two of the Ipad that is just goo business if you ask me, even if it still annoys the hell out of me.
So what do we know about the current Revision 1 of the IPad.  here are the basic specs for the Ipad courtesy of the Apple websites:

Ipad Image

Size and weight
Height:  9.56 inches (242.8 mm)

Width:   7.47 inches (189.7 mm)

Depth:   0.5 inch (13.4 mm)

Weight:   1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;
    1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

    •    9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
    •    1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
    •    Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
    •    Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

    •    16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive

    •    1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

    •    Accelerometer
    •    Ambient light sensor

Battery and power
    •    Built-in 25 Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
    •    Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
    •    Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Ok, so if you ask me based on these specs it definitely fits the bill be being better than an IPhone and still not as good as a full on laptop. Yes, its a niche market. but if you look at how the Ipad is being marketed its not supposed to eliminate laptops. It does however give the Kindle and Nook a run for its money.  The Three top things it seems the Ipad does very well are Web browsing, Email and Ibook reading. Those three right there are exactly the right niche market if you ask me. I can see the Ipad being taken to college classes and textbooks handed out electronically. With Wifi you can keep in touch with the integrated email and OF course you get full screen browsing of websites ( sans flash) . The fourth and last big thing I like about the Ipad is the video capabilities. I can watch my movies and not worry about running out of juice.  the screen looks fantastic if you ask me. 

So 3G or just Wifi? I agree with Leo Laporte’s take on this. Leo stated in a Revision 3 Tekzilla episode that he isn’t going to wait as all he needs is wifi. what I mean is get the wifi version and then if you need to  get a Mifi from Verizon and now you have your very own personal hotspot. Easy peasy lemon squezey. Either way you are going tohave to pay for the 3G coverage so why not get the MiFi and now anything in your car or office or beach etc… can get a signal to the Internet. I like how he thinks. Especially since I was saying this to my friends about a day before his interview aired on Tekzilla.

Love it or Hate it the Ipad is here and here to stay.  There were a lot of nay sayers when the Iphone came out and now its the standard phone all new smartphones are compared to.  My only issue with the keynote address by Steve Jobs was no mention of any Iphone 4G or anything.  my contract is coming up for renewal and I don’t want to pounce on a 3GS if a bit of prudence on part can end me up with a new 4G model that IS made out of Unicorns and rainbows.

Well, thats it for this episode of Geek Tech Live. Happy February 1st everyone! You can find me on Twitter @geektechlive or Facebook at . Subscribe to my RSS feed at :   for my Podcasts and for my Blog postings.

Talk to you all in about 6 days!! 

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Geek Tech Live 53 The hosts of The RadNerd Show Beau Ryan and Leo Camacho drop by to chat

Geek Tech Live 53 , I get to chat with the Hosts of The RadNerd Show, Beau Ryan and Leo Camacho!


Beau Ryan and Leo Camacho



Welcome to a special Edition of Geek Tech Live and boy do I have a goodie for you! I am not sure how I was able to pull this off, but hosts Beau Ryan and Leo Camacho from The RadNerd Show were gracious enough to  drop by and talk about their show as well as games, movies, IPhone apps you name it.  In a word it was awesome! 

You can find Beau and Leo online at the following Twitter and Facebook addresses:

Beau Ryan | Host/Producer | twitter: @BeauRyan

Leo Camacho | Host/Creative Director | twitter: @LeoZombie

The RadNerd Show Airs on every Tuesday night at 10pm PST. If you cant make it to their LIVE and interactive show you can always watch the recorded versions. They are up for a streamy Award for best new series as well. 

I would like to state that, as you all well know by now I am by no means adept at interviewing (or even having guests on Geek Tech Live). Beau and Leo were my first guests via a skype call and although i did my homework and research i was definitely nervous conducting the chat.

For the record both Beau and Leo were very easy to talk to and were very very very intelligent and professional guests with a wealth of Nerdy, Geeky knnowledge. I could not have asked for a better first interview of Internet Celebrities on Geek Tech Live. I am looking forward to maybe even more inerviewing splendor if my luck continues.

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Geek Tech Live 52 Nexus one Censor Twitpic of TCC worker fail zoodak localEats Haiti relief and RadNerd

Geek Tech Live Ep 52!


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Lets talk about  an Epic fail for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) .

A lone TwitPic of a sleeping ticket collector has created a huge argument from citizens and media on the price hikes of the TCC fares and then to have a sleeping transit worker.. eek! not good.


TCC napping worker



  this photo made it to Twitter and TwitPic on the 21st and its brought enough media attention that the TCC is now in firefight mode.  Read more about the Pic and the outrage at


Skynet.. ahem.. Google Nexus One censors your Speech to text.

really? I dont have a lot of problems with accidentally recording myself talking to text and then firing out hundreds of emails to my co-workers. alas google is just “keeping you safe” thanks! Skynet!


Google Nexus One Censorship



Reuters discovered that the innovative voice recognition feature converts swear words into a string of # symbols when rendered into text.

Read more on  What the ###: Google’s NExus ONe Censors Your Curse words.  Are we F###  doomed? find out at the above link.

 Top Smartphone App LocalEats Donating 100 Percent of App Revenue to Haiti Relief Until March 1

 Top-selling smartphone dining application LocalEats announced yesterday that it is donating 100% of all its mobile app revenue, starting today and until March 1, to the American Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund.




 Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) January 21, 2010 — LocalEats, a leading iPhone and BlackBerry Storm dining application and creator of popular website, announced yesterday that it has released its LocalEats app for the Android platform and that it is donating 100% of all its mobile app revenue, until March 1, to the American Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund.

Awesome Job Guys! and to you guys reading this or listening to the podcast… go and donate now!

 Zoodak is First to Release A Facebook Application for A Fantasy Stock Market Game

 San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2010 — Zoodak has just released the first Facebook application that allows users to play fantasy stock trading within Facebook. Zoodak’s Facebook application features all of the gaming and social networking that has; players can make predictions, create a portfolio, and apply knowledge all without having to leave Facebook or complete a registration. Using a web-mail address book or Facebook account, users can customize invitations and invite friends to play with them.

 “Zoodak combines the concept of virtual stock trading, market analysis, gaming and social networking in one easy-to-use and fun environment,” said Zoodak’s Chief Marketing Officer, Adrian Peña. ZooStreet,’s social networking feature is one of Zoodak’s biggest advantages over other stock market games. Players can access this, along with all of the the other features on, including the game, through the application on Zoodak’s Facebook page. Zoodak’s Facebook application is the first online stock market game that automatically logs players on to the site and allows them to engage with the game directly from within Facebook. Instead of having to fill in information on a registration page, the automatic registration gets users immediately signed in, playing the game, and on their way to winning cash prizes in tournaments.”

 Found a Great new Internet Television Show and its Live! Cool! or should I say … RAD!


Rad Nerd



 I was surfing the net and came across on this internet Tv network I found a really cool show called The RadNerd Show . The hosts are Beau Ryan, Leo Camacho, as well as manning the chat room is Amra “Flitz” Ricketts and dont forget Damian Beurer who does the Comic book reviews etc..

Since this is Internet Television there is no filter so be warned. The nexus one wont be Hashing out the swear words on this show! The previous guest was Chris Gore of fame and DVDDuesday on Attack of the show all  live and uncensored…Awesome!!

Check them out at

as well as on the site Live PST at 10pm

If you want to read up on the hosts here is some links on contacting  them.

Beau Ryan | Host/Producer | twitter: @BeauRyan

Leo Camacho | Host/Creative Director | twitter: @LeoZombie

Amra “Flitz” Ricketts | Guest Host/Co-Producer/Video Editor | twitter: @Flitz

Damian Beurer | Guest Host/Co-Producer | twitter: @DJBeurer

 Ok, well thats it for GTL episode 52. You can reach me at twitter at @Geektechlive send me an email or subscribe to my RSS feeds at Http:// or friend me up at Geektechlive on facebook

ok see you all real soon!

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