The Geeks look at the technology that will help to define 2007 and cover some of the Week-in-Geek news: [AACS|Advanced Access Content System] cracked, $1000 HDVD Drive available, gmail loosing email, and Robot Deer take-over.
It’s a full house with geeks Lyle Troxell, Sean Cleveland, John Tracy, Miles Elam, Dedi Hubbard, Drew Meyer, and Alex Sleeis discussing the best and worst tech of 2006.
“Left Behind: Eternal Conflict”, a conservative Christian violent video game, is being sold at Walmart under protest. Photoshop 10 CS3 Beta was released last night. Devices that are powered without wires or batteries. Miles, Sean, Drew, and Lyle cover the Week-In-Geek news segment and take your calls.
Solar cells break the efficiency record, $100 laptops cost $1000, criminals recruit programming students, and the Danish call bunk on cell phone-linked cancer. The Geeks help callers with Firefox crashing, speeding up Windows XP, determining the amount of virus and spyware protection, OS X migration, and wiring a network.
Jon “Hannibal” Stokes, co-founder and Senior CPU Editor of [Ars Technica|http://arstechnica.com/] explains what microprocessors do and how they do it in the new book [Inside the Machine|http://nostarch.com/frameset.php?startat=insidemachine]: An Illustrated Introduction to Microprocessors and Computer Architecture.
Lyle, Sean, John, and Miles are back together to discuss the recent spam epidemics, Creationist museums under construction in Kentucky, and the renewed use of paper as a data backup medium. …and we take your calls too.
Lyle, Drew, and Sean discuss overclocking with SuperPI, Playstation 3 riots, ZUNE vs. iPod, the Windows Fresno alternative, and discuss the week in geek. As always, wackiness ensues.
Chris Donahue, Director of Windows Graphics and Gaming Technologies at Microsoft, will be joining the Geeks to discuss Windows Vista. The Geeks plan to get the latest scoop on Vista features including parental controls, data backup, networking, quick bootup, new 3D Aero Glass interface, DirectX 10 gaming, search and organization, eliminating performance drain, and security.
Managing email and your phone, electronic voting, new Sony laptop are the batteries any good, [TWiT|http://www.twit.tv/] tech podcast, the Web’s effect on Politics – internet blunders and your questions and comments of technology.
Geeks Lyle Troxell, Miles Elam, and Sean Cleveland along with special guest geek Alex Sleeis take your calls and discuss various exciting new products released this week.
[Solar Mike|http://solarmike.net/] joins The Geeks in a discussion on the latest from the solar power field. Also, the zombies — zombie PCs — are here in force, and they’re harder to find than ever before. IE version 7 on the other hand is much easier to find. Find out more about these and other stories on today’s episode of Geek Speak.
Geeks Lyle Troxell, Sean Cleveland, Drew Meyer, and Miles Elam take your calls and talk about the week’s geek news.
What is Algebra good for? Teachers claim students need it for critical thinking and logic skills. Biologists, economists, scientists, engineers, and chemists claim they actually use it—daily. Construction workers claim that higher math is used to calculate angles, to determine the amount of wood required in a project and the volume of cement to be used. Really? Just what is Algebra, where did it come from, and how often is it used by mere mortals?
John Derbyshire, mathematician, linguist, and celebrated author joins the Geeks for a discussion about his new book [Unknown Quantity, A Real And Imaginary History of Algebra|http://www.amazon.com/Quantity-Real-Imaginary-History-Algebra/dp/030909657X].
Exploding batteries, plants that smell, 80-core CPUs, and the NASA Mars rovers (eat your heart out Energizer Bunny!). The Geeks Miles Elam, Lyle Troxell, Sean Cleveland, and Drew Meyer take your calls and cover the news.
Microsoft’s Vista all versions on one disk, browser cache clearing, Hacktivismo anonymous web browsing and much more covered by Sean, Lyle, Drew and Miles.
Geeks Lyle, John, and Sean will be on hand to discuss the week’s news and to take your calls.
Geeks Lyle Troxell, Sean Cleveland, Drew Meyer, and Miles Elam take your calls and prove the age-old adage, “Keep your friends close and your geek friends even closer.”
Geeks Sean, Lyle, and Miles talk about tech, space exploration, laptops for kids, and take your calls.
Geeks Lyle Troxell, Drew Meyer, and Miles Elam discuss the recent Pluto controversy (it’s a “dwarf planet” now) and take your calls with questions and comments of technology.
It’s a full house. Lyle Troxell, John Tracy, Sean Cleveland, Miles Elam, and Drew Meyer take your calls and dish up a heaping bowl of news from the world of geek.
Santa Cruz inventor Michael Herring joins the Geeks for a discussion about [Light Picks|http://www.lightpicks.net/], a guitar pick with a built in metronome.
Learn about the process of invention, the starting of a business, and the sales and makreting behind it.
Tom, a professional gambler for over 30 years, joins the Geeks for a discussion about online gambling. Additionally the Geeks, John Tracy, Sean Cleveland and Miles Elam, join Lyle Troxell for GeeksNews and taking listeners calls and emails.
Keeping you up to date on the week’s news and taking your calls the Geeks, Lyle Troxell, Sean Cleveland, Drew Meyer, and Miles Elam take time to whip out a great show.
Geeks Lyle Troxell, John Tracy, Drew Meyer, and Miles Elam take your calls and keep you up to date on the week’s news in the geek world.
Author Dean Takahashi’s book, [Xbox 360 Uncloaked|http://www.spiderworks.com/xbox360], is an in-depth study of people and stories behind creating this next-generation gaming console the Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
In doing the research on this book Dean talked to a lot of people at Microsoft and in our discussion we cover gaming consoles, what it is like to work for Microsoft and some general talk about being a journalist.
Covering some technical news of the week and answering calls and emails the Geeks, Sean Cleveland, Drew Meyer and Lyle Troxell stay calm and keep things fun in this classic GeekSpeak.
The Geeks give the news and take your calls. It’s a full house in the air room: Lyle Troxell, Sean Cleveland, John Tracy, Miles Elam, Drew Meyer, and guest geek Alex Sleeis.
Make is a magazine for geeks by geeks that contains step-by-step instructions for do-it-yourself technology-based projects.
Mark Frauenfelder, editor-in-chief of Make, joins the Geeks to discuss the latest issue of the magazine.
Ever heard of Digital Radio? It’s available in more and more markets, including the Central Coast’s own KAZU and KSQL. What is it, why is it interesting, and what can we expect from digital radio in the future? Multiple programs on one frequency, time-shifted radio, intelligent integration with car electronics ñ get the jump on whatís coming soon. Join the Geeks and Desmond Fuller, tech guru for iBiquity, Saturday morning at 10am on GeekSpeak.
Visit www.hdradio.com or www.ibiquity.com for more information and a station locator tool.
Learn all about the power behind Web 2.0 from this web development expert.
The [Digital Universe|http://www.digitaluniverse.net/] from special guest Charlie Manske, hijacked computers, the new 24/7 Apple Store in New York City, and much more.
Our NY correspondent, Dedi Hubbard, reports on [E3|Electronic Entertainment Expo]. Learn about the new games and gear announced at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in [LA|El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Poriuncula], CA.
We do the Week in Geek, take some calls, and Miles gets roasted.
The Geeks cover some news (Tech Law, SketchUp free, Digital Festival, USB Drives, Wii, Seagate 750GB, Apple camera-display) and take calls with questions and comments about technology.
The Geeks meet with Jonathan Crow, director of marketing for ThinkFree, Inc. [ThinkFree Online|http://online.thinkfree.com/] is an Internet-based office productivity suite that blends Microsoft Office with the Internet. It is comprised of three applications—ThinkFree Write for word processing, ThinkFree Calc for spreadsheet management and ThinkFree Show for creating presentations—and is targeted at families, students and business professionals. Join the Geeks as they discuss a new way of opening, editing, and creating Office documents with ThinkFree Online.
When your computer is broken and your 9-year-old guru is gone at computer camp, what are you to do? Find a reputable repair shop and cross your fingers! This week on GeekSpeak, the geeks are joined by Timothy P. Marshall, president and [CEO|Chief Executive Officer] of [MC Squared Computers|http://www.mcsquared.org], an Apple and Windows authorized service center located in Soquel, CA., to discuss computer repair.
[iD Tech Camps|http://www.internaldrive.com] offers a wide range of programs through its summer Computer Camp for kids ages 7-17. In their own words, “it is the mission of iD Tech Camps to deliver the finest technology instruction, delivered in a summer camp setting and held at prestigious universities, ultimately igniting the internalDrive in today’s young minds.” Karen Thurm Safran, Vice President of Marketing for iD Tech Camps, joins the geeks to discuss this year’s exciting summer extravaganza.
Listener, do you desire electronic enlightenment? Do you wish to know the most intimate hard and soft parts of your computer? Gain adoration, wealth and power as you conquer the confusion, decimate the digital dichotomies and vanquish the villains of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems. Listen to the Geeks and become imbued with pure and potent knowledge. Master the secrets and complexities of that mysterious electronic box. Witness digital wonders. Amaze your friends with astounding feats. Listen to the Geeks today!
Interested in NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices? If you’ve ever dreamed of a single device large enough to store all of your digital files that was accessible not only from your local computers, but from any computer connected to the Internet around the World, then a NAS may be just the ticket for you. Did we mention that your data would be safe, even from drive failure? Join [Sam Feng | http://geekspeak.org/shows/2005/04/01/], Product Manager at [Infrant Technologies| http://www.infrant.com/], as the geeks learn about the latest in home and small/medium/large business network storage servers. They’re more reasonable than you think!
Plus, as a special bonus, the Geek Speak theme sung the Geeks in all its a capella glory.
Join the Geeks as they discuss DVD and CD archiving. PowerFile join the geeks to discuss the latest in futuristic home DVD carousels and the battle over two next-generation competing standards; Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. If you watch a lot of DVD movies or want to make CD/DVD backups of data or digital pictures more available, then this show is for you!
Industry expert Jim Sherhart, director of Product Management for [PowerFile|http://powerfile.com/], will be available to help answer storage questions and provide his expert opinions.
GeekNews: New terestrial craters found using Google Earth, uninteresting tech from tradeshows including Microsoft’s handheld Oragami project, and the surprising performance of Intel’s next-generation Conroe processor. We also cover [Furry Lobsters|http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4785482.stm], and a wonderful new web tool called [SiteAdvisor|http://www.siteadvisor.com/]. To round out the show, we took calls from listeners.
The Geeks cover weekly news and take calls from listeners.
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Authors Rich Gibson and Schuyler Erle join the Geeks for a discussion of online mapping, specifically their new book, [Google Maps Hacks: Tips & Tools for Geographic Searching and Remixing|http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/googlemapshks/] available by [O’REILLY|http://www.oreilly.com/].
We get excited about cool technology, and nothing is more exciting then technology improvisation and personal creation. Bob Parks has covered the quirky, fascinating personalities behind the latest technologies. His feature articles have apeared in “Make”, “Wired”, “Outside”, and “Business 2.0”. His new book [Makers: All Kinds of People Making Amazing Things in Their Backyard, Basement, and Garage|http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/makers/] available from [O’REILLY|http://www.oreilly.com/], is packed full of people doing their own cool stuff with technology.
Congressman [Sam Farr|http://www.farr.house.gov/] discussing internet privacy, the recent subpoena of Google by the Federal Government and more. Geeks Miles Elam, John Tracy, Sean Cleveland, Lyle Troxell and host Drew Meyer.
Keith Cummings, Toyota Prius Master Diagnostic Technician, joins the Geeks for a detailed discussion of the Toyota Prius.
The Toyota Prius is a top notch hybrid car, in fact it is a top notch car; in 2004 it was named Car of the Year by Motor Trend. And if that isn’t enough endorcement four of the Geeks drive one. Learn all about Toyota’s Hibrid Technology on this episode of GeekSpeak.
Fifteen minutes of GeekNews and then… the most popular spread-sheet program ever; Microsoft Excel. Bob Umlas, author of [This isn’t Excel, It’s Magic!|http://www.iil.com/iil/excelmagic/], joins the geeks for some wonderful tips and tricks on using Excel. Durring the second half of the show you can join us for questions and comments on technology.
Geeks Sean Cleveland, Miles Elam, Chris Dunphy and host Lyle Troxell cover the week in GeekNews which includes 802.11n, NY Subways soon with cell coverage ([BART|http://www.bart.gov/] has it already), [[GSM|Global System for Mobile Communications]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSM] [cell phone tracking|http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/20/world-tracker-turns-anyone-into-a-cellphone-spy/]. Sean leads us on a quick discussion of Intel Core Duo Processor and some general processor details. We cover a quick run-through of Windows on a new Intel Mac – good bye [BIOS|Basic Input/Output System]. Miles then leads us in a discussion of an upstate NY windmill conflict. Durring the second half of the show we take listener calls with questions and comments about technology.
The Geeks cover some issues and concerns about Mac OS X on Intel, problems with finding good free anti-virus like [AVG|http://www.grisoft.com/], some more GeekNews of the week and answer calls from our listeners.
It’s a reunion! The Geeks back all together again at last at our new time, Saturdays at 10am. Topics included GeekNews, Space Update, Online Music/Video, Municipality Technology and Calls from our listeners.