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  • Battle Of The Podcasting Geek Chicks

    A long weekend usually means less news, but for those looking for a new and quite often attractive take on news, the ongoing battle for geek chick supremacy offers a bountiful choice. Webb Alert http://p.castfire.com/cHNHf/video/9013/webbalert_2008-03-21-023917.flv Michael discribed Morgan Webb’s daily tech show as “a winner” and even stays up till 2am to catch new episodes. Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #313

    http://podshow.com/mc/videos/flash/player/fleapit.swf?conf=http%3A%2F%2Fpodshow.com%2Fmc%2Fvideos%2Fscripts%2FmplayerXML2.php%3Fguid%3D29c8dd0a567caa95fd9008cb67fc1a5f XamBox may be the single best intermediary device between analog and digital I’ve ever seen. Paper documents, receipts and business cards are scanned in and dropped in a box. Software converts the paper to PDFs and catalogs… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #302

    We’ve made our way through most of our Macworld footage and now we’re back with fresh news about gadgets and tech. Nokia is planning to purchase Trolltech, a software company that could presumably extend the utility of Nokia hardware. PMA is the annual show dedicated to cool photo gear. One of the early announcements from PMA is that Lensbaby Lenses are now available for motion… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #294

    I’ve had the opportunity to talk with some of the top talkers in the tech world. My all time favorite has to be Patrick Norton. I like him because he talks fast and because he’s got that compelling X-factor quality that can’t be easily explained or understood. I met up with him at the xTrain.com booth to talk about what to me seems like irrational disappointment in this… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #292

    At the risk of turning off my Windows and Linux friends, I’m over the moon excited about my first Macworld and Steve Jobs keynote. I asked Mr. Keynote attendee, David Pogue for advice. This is our conversation. Sorry Windows people…this next week is probably going to be annoying, unless you want to switch…and I know you do. Go ahead. Let’s get her done. Then we can all… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #290

    Speculation about why Brief 289 ended so abruptly is worthy of a contest. I’m giving away something from my gadget closet to the most creative commenter on that episode. Sean Carruthers from The Lab with Leo Laporte and Lab Rats helped me out with some CES coverage. In Brief 290, he showed us a new iOmega Ego Drive, the Powermid, a Bluetooth headset for motor cycle helmets and the… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #288

    I started Brief 288 talking about Rovio, a home exploration and telepresence robot, but the photo we showed, we think is called “Mr. Personality.” Samsung had a couple cool announcements. The HT-X715 5.1 home theater-in-a-box includes Bluetooth for streaming audio from a phone or other Bluetooth audio source. The SyncMaster 2263DX is the perfect monitor for Adobe users. Oh Gizmo… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #287

    CES has started so I’m working on a Sunday. I start Brief 287 with my thoughts about Warner Bros. breaking up with HD DVD. The USB Missile Launcher has been updated with a Webcam, so if you’re needing someone shoot foam missiles at you, Brando’s making it possible. I’m looking forward to CrunchGear’s live coverage of the Bill Gates keynote. They have a… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #276

    Veronica Belmont confirmed for me that playing a Wii does not make me a gamer, so I think it’s probably right that I’m more excited about ZCam’s potential as an interface device for everyday computing than for it’s potential to replace the Wiimote. The Jabra BT3030 dogtag is almost the Bluetooth connection I’m looking for, but not entirely. Sony has a handheld… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #274

    Since I started the holiday season, I’ve wanted to do a robot Brief, but I’m disappointed in robotics right now. There are some fun robots available and there are some practical robots available, but it seems like we’re a long, long way from the robots of our dreams. I’ve had a Roomba for more than a year. On hardwood floors it works pretty well. On carpet… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #269

    We’re swinging into holiday gadget giving season by leaving our comfort zone and talking about cool tools for this year’s yule. The first one I saw on, of all things, a TV commercial. It’s called the Accu Mark Gecko Grip Level and it’s designed to help us hang art and shelving straight without a hassle. Then we move on to one that could work as a stocking stuffer. Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #268


    A PR agency contacted me and offered to send some products from a gadget company they represent. All of the gadgets are fun USB toys, so I thought it would make a great stocking stuffer show. If you’re going to stuff a stocking with a USB gadget, I think you have to stick some kind of iPod in it. My recomendation this year is the Nano. On this brief, I also talk about Brando’s… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #262

    Lately I’ve been typing out my shownotes in a google friendly format. On Brief #262 I review the Amazon Kindle eBook reader. It’s all about the good, the bad, and the ugly, also known as the function, the feel and the look. I have lots of criticism for the hardware, and a little bit about the software, but I love reading on the Kindle. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being a… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #261

    The announcement of the Amazon Kindle wasn’t exactly a surprise. News has been trickling out for awhile now. What we didn’t know until Steven Levy’s Newsweek piece are the details. The Kindle was announced at an event this morning and as it was announced the Amazon.com homepage displayed an open letter from Jeff Bezos. On Brief 261, I talk about the specs and… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #260

    Evolve Wireless Speakers are in the house and this is an unboxing and a review. I’ve been wanting? No! I’ve been begging for a speaker system like this for almost three years because it fits the way Neal and I want to consume audio content…specifically podcasts like Daily Source Code, This Week in Tech and The Dawn and Drew Show. Those are three shows we like to listen to… Read More

  • GBTV #0256 | GeekBrief.TV

    I love gadget news, but gadget reviews…not so much. With the news, I get to talk about what’s exciting to me in the world of tech and consumer electronics. With reviews, I get a product shipped to the G.I.A. HQ where we unbox it with the sad knowledge that we’ll be re-boxing it and sending it back. I tend to only review stuff I like enough to buy, but on this Brief I make… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #243

    In Nashville, I got to visit Griffin Technology HQ and try out their Evolve wireless speaker system. On Brief 243, I talk about Evolve and contrast what Griffin is doing with what SonyEricsson just announced. The concept behind the MBS-100 Bluetooth speaker is solid. It’s just funny looking. I also talk about a Web site called microPledge that bridges the gap between ideas and the… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #242

    We were just in Nashville interviewing Dave Ramsey from The Dave Ramsey Show. We hung out with a guy called Sampson. He maintains computers for a lot of the major Country and Christian artists who live there. He has the most impressive car PC setup I’ve encountered. It includes a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC, a Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router and an Adesso Smartcat USB Touchpad. Mainly he… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #240

    On GeekBrief.TV #240 (I didn’t post #239 on CG because it was just an overview of Zune 2 specs), I talk about Jeff Hann’s Multi-Touch Display finally being for sale starting at $100,000. I also talk about the Rivet Mobile Stereo Headset I’ve been trying out. Monster Cable sent me six of their fashion-forward LRG iPhone cases. I’m giving four away and keeping two. … Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #238

    We love Cali Lewis. All of us. Collectively. Even her allergic reaction to plastic doesn’t freak us out. That’s why we invited her to post her latest briefs on CrunchGear so all of you folks can learn to love her as much as we do. She’ll be posting here irregularly and informing us whenever she posts a brief. Enjoy! On GeekBrief.TV #238 I talk about dishwashing my keyboard… Read More