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

Geek Tech Live Ep 52!

 

Geek Tech Live

 

 

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Ok on to the Show!

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 Mashable.com


 

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.

 

localeats

 

 Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) January 21, 2010 — LocalEats, a leading iPhone and BlackBerry Storm dining application and creator of popular website WhereTheLocalsEat.com, 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 Zoodak.com 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, Zoodak.com’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 Zoodak.com, 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 thestream.tv 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 Filmthreat.com fame and DVDDuesday on Attack of the show all  live and uncensored…Awesome!!

Check them out at http://radnerd.com

as well as on the http://thestream.tv site Live PST at 10pm http://www.thestream.tv/series.php?s=56

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

Beau Ryan | Host/Producer
beau@radnerd.com | twitter: @BeauRyan
facebook.com/beauryan

Leo Camacho | Host/Creative Director
leo@radnerd.com | twitter: @LeoZombie
facebook.com/leocamacho

Amra “Flitz” Ricketts | Guest Host/Co-Producer/Video Editor
flitz@radnerd.com | twitter: @Flitz
facebook.com/flitz

Damian Beurer | Guest Host/Co-Producer
damian@radnerd.com | twitter: @DJBeurer
facebook.com/damian.beurer

 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://geektechlive.com or friend me up at Geektechlive on facebook

ok see you all real soon!

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Geek Tech Live Ep 48 Nook Fail Steve Jobs Islate foursquare and Gowzilla plus viewer mail


Welcome to the post Christmas Geek Tech live Spectacular! Episode 48 for December 26th!

Barnes and Noble Nook EPIC FAIL!!!

Barnes and Noble Nook

So Lets start out with our Epic Fail of the Week the  Barnes and Noble Nook.  I am not a media Mogul, obviously since I am not on network TV nor am I even working for the hallowed Revision3 or G4tv or mashable.com. being that as it may I still know one or two things not to do when creating something new and giving it out to customers…. makes sure it can handle the traffic if it becomes an overnight sensation. You only get one shot at this especially when you are talking about going up against the kindle. but it appears a surge of download requests over the 25th jammed the B&N net tubes and left Nook users high and dry with nothing to read… All attempts at downloading an ebook on the 25th  , even by those who got their Nook early,  were greeted with a “Queued: Will complete shortly” message. Not cool. Barnes and Noble.. Hear this well. consumers arrant going to stand for this. in this economy of 5 seconds of fame and rapid fire news and information. people are not going to be “ok” with this level of service. I was almost going to get a Nook…. now I am going to wait and see if Barnes and Noble can not only rectify this sufficiently but also keep things on a steadily improving course.  On Christmas Day you don’t want your precious new Gadget to not work. especially if its not a lack of batteries but a lack of servers at the manufacturers that are able to send you your 1’s and 0’s so you can read your book.  wow…. Epic fail at an Epic Date ( at least in the states ).

ISlate, ITablet… I Claudius?!?!?

Steve Jobs Islate Itablet apple

Lets move on to a more happier moment in time… say January 26th? are you free? I hope you are because we all have a date with Destiny! the Apple tablet, or cure for cancer or something even cooler will be announced by apple January 26th!  Steve Jobs is soo excited and happy he only took a salary of one US dollar. ok we all know that this is just a nicety as he is making a lot more cash by just being Steve Jobs but if you listen to the song being played I would say we are coming to the bridge and its going to be a solo of Epic proportions… and not in a Fail way.

The big rumor right now is this whole new Domain name that cropped up called Islate.com that was bought by Apple in october. rumor has it the tablet is the slate and the slate is the tablet… and the worm is the spice of course! what this all means to you and me is apple is again working the smoke and mirrors machine and is going to try to use misdirection again to in the end show us exactly what they are planning. either way even if you know whats coming it will be pretty cool to see it unveiled …finally.  the Media event as I said will be held on January 26th at the San Francisco  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  rumors again here but Apple rented a stage at the Gardens and is expected to use this venue to announce a new product.  of course Apple and the Yerba Buena Gardens failed to comment on those rumors.  Wouldn’t you be surprised if they said..  “oh that? yeah we are going to showcase a new device the Islate… we bought that URL and then the Jobman is going to walk on water..  its gonna be a great party..” yeah… I don’t think they are going to be anything less than tight lipped about this until it happens. My only complaint is that I am stuck in the Midwest with no way of getting to the event… of course I also have not been invited either but that is just a small hurdle to jump.

FastMall.com

FastMall.com

From epic Fail to Epic possible Win and now to an Iphone app for cruising the mall…. FastMall. This little app came across my attention lasers  while perusing Prweb.com.  the Tagline for this iapp is the following … and I quote

” For millions of mall shoppers finding a desired store, restaurant or restroom from a directory kiosk can be nearly impossible and terribly frustrating. Multiple levels, ever-changing retailers and crowds of people can all add up to making mall shopping much more difficult than it’s worth. ”

Now I don’t know about you but I don’t really get lost in malls that often… of course I don’t go to the Mall of Merica either and that mall I bet I could get lost in. Fastmall has over 30,00 unique stores and more than 250,000 stores overall. the database holds approximately 1250 Malls currently as news ones are being added on a weekly basis. you an even request a mall to be added by emailing fastmall.com via email. Now I guess there are times you may need this. but here is where my interest fails on this app… the app itself is free but the maps range from 99 cents to 2.99. this just doesn’t seem like a good pricing scheme as for me personally i know the malls I live near pretty well and if I just take the time to walk them once I will uncover any new shops that open with very little effort. This app isn’t for me but if what I said sounds interesting take a gander at the app store or For more information, visit www.FastMall.com Or go directly to iTunes and download FastMall now: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fastmall/id340656157?mt=8

Foursquare vs Gowalla!

Foursquare or Gowalla, isn’t that the eternal question? well now mashable.com has chimed in on the location based game,social network, game app. these apps allow you to find and connect with friends and then shout out locations via the app to show where you have been and garner prizes like badges or pins for accomplishing stuff. create to-do lists for friends. Mashable.com has a great article doing a face to face drag down, no holds barred tag team cage match to show you the differences and which you should choose.
And for me I chose Foursquare since I had seen some recent tweets that were geotagged and were from people using foursquare in my city. Alas, if you are like me. non of my friends on my address book or on face book or following me on twitter were actually using foursquare. so for me the app is a bust as it doesn’t help me in the slightest. now if you have a group of people using either of these apps the possibilities are endless.  I will post a link to the foursquare vs Gowalla image breakdown list in the show notes. but if you are interested… find the one that your friends do and join in the fun!

Foursquare vs Gowalla features

Listener Email!

So we have an actual email from a listener slash fan of the show!!  Mark  F. Kofwards of Maryland writes:

” I have been a loyal listener for a while now, how do you get your reviews and can I request stuff to talk about or review?”

Mark,

First of all thanks for writing in!! you are number one extra awesome first writer! that aside. if you have any tech you would like reviewed or if you are in a PR firm or know someone who can get me a lead on any technology revews please just email me at review@geektechlive.com . Even if you just want to drop me a note and request something to get on the show I will air your letters as well as answer them!

Thanks for the question!  I am actually toying with a discussion board for geek tech live.  I am currently  on Facebook.com at http://www.facebook.com/Geektechlive . join me there for all my tweets and be my friend… wont you be my friend? please?

I am of course on Twitter as well! Follow me @geektechlive

This brings us to the end of another Geek Tech Live show! I would like to thank all the loyal listeners for making 2009 a great year… Year of the Geek! My next  Show will be coming from the Future! January 2010 ! see you then everyone! bye for now!

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AT&T Iphone and app store bumbles and a review of the polycom cx5000

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Todays episode is # 38 discussing the following topics:

  • News of an Iphone app that steals your number for the upsell makes it to app store?

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  • Federal government going to windows 7. wish them luck and read more here

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