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By Jeffrey Powers

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Set Up Raspberry Pi As a Zoom Machine

May 22, 2020

Last week, someone talked about how they are taxing their computer with work, plus a constant Zoom call. They wanted to set up another machine for this, but didn’t have a lot of money. That is why I started looking for alternate options. Of course,

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EditShare Introduces EFSv, AirFlow (with Zoom Functions) for Remote Editing, Collaboration

May 20, 2020

Stephen Tallamy, CTO of EditShare, joined the Virtual Conference Coverage 2020 to talk about their new Cloud service called “EFSv”. This allows for remote editing from around the world. Using Terradici, your videos are easily accessible to sort, edit,

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Thinkware x700 Gives Your Car with Rear View Camera, GPS

May 19, 2020

Keeping your vehicle safe, especially in these times, is important. That is why Thinkware has created the x700 dual dash camera. This is a 2 camera system that lets you record what happens in front of your car, and in back. The x700 is a 2.

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Munchpak: Taste Delicious Snacks from Countries Around the World

May 18, 2020

One of the coolest things about travel is the ability to taste the cuisine. From restaurants, to how the fast food looks and tastes different from around the world, to even the snacks you can get from the local bodega (because travel always involves la...

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Canon Turns Your EOS Camera into a Webcam with this Beta Utility

May 13, 2020

Canon last week announced a Beta Utility for EOS cameras so you can use it as a webcam. I take a look at how it installs, and how you can use it for your Zoom, Skype, Hangout, or just as another camera for a multi-camera event.

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Creating my First Adobe Character Animator Puppet from Scratch

May 11, 2020

I’ve been playing with Character Animator on and off for the last couple years. It’s a fun program, but it also takes a little bit of commitment if you want to use it for any video. Nonetheless, one of my goals during this quarantine period is to build...

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Blackmagic Design Updates ATEM Mini Pro, Pocket 6K Camera

May 01, 2020

I was joined by Bob Caniglia from Blackmagic Design to talk about some of the cool updates they have. Blackmagic Design released the ATEM Mini Pro, and also made a price drop on their 6K cinema camera. With these items,

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Kerv Interactive Video Adds Vertical Video to Deep Link Technology

April 28, 2020

If you’ve ever thought “Hey, it would be great if I could tell people where to find that blouse (or camera, or car, etc) on my video”, then Kerv might be of interest to you. Interactive video with powerful technology that can dig down to the pixel leve...

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Use Character Animator, NDI Tools to Enhance Zoom, Skype Teleconference

April 25, 2020

As we start embracing the teleconference apps, we see people who want to do more than show their faces. Some have dirty rooms, so they implement the virtual background – which cuts off parts of their bodies as they move around.

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Blue Microphones Yeticaster, Nano, Raspberry Comparison

April 22, 2020

Last week, I was asked to compare some of my favorite Blue Microphones. I pulled out my 3 favorites, to show you how they sound. The Yeti, Nano, and Raspberry. Each of these microphones have their own use, and work for any podcaster, vlogger,

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LEGO Brickmaster Amy Corbett Talks LEGO Masters, Building Passion

April 08, 2020

Heading up to the final 2 episodes of LEGO Masters on FOX, I sat down with Brickmaster and LEGO Senior Design Manager Amy Corbett. We talked LEGO Masters, The planning it takes to design creations, and some tips when building your own masterpieces.

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iRig Mic Series to Get the Right Audio from Your Phone

April 06, 2020

IK Multimedia has a great line of microphones that can improve your phone’s audio. I’ve used the handheld microphone in conference situations, and know how important it is to condense the ambient noise. Today,

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EROS Scale from INEVIFIT Tracks Weight, BMI, Water, and More

April 03, 2020

During this time of #StayAtHome, being able to keep your health up is a valuable thing. Watching your weight, and making sure your healthy is key to getting through this tough time. EROS is here to help with a scale that tracks more than weight.

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Book a Virtual Interview with Geekazine

April 01, 2020

Part of Geekazine’s business model is to go to events and get product interviews. Of course, with current events, that cannot happen. That is why I have taken this online. Through my Calendly page, you can schedule a time to talk about your product.

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iRig Pro Duo I/O Dual Audio Interface for Recording, Practice

March 26, 2020

Creating music and podcasts has gotten even more portable with the iRig Pro Duo I/O. This interface, by IK Multimedia, allows you to record two tracks of separated audio into a phone or computer. It gives your smartphone a better way to use the microph...

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HP Neverstop 1202w with Low Cost Refill Toner for SMB Review

March 25, 2020

It’s not anything fancy. It will scan. It will print. And with the app, it will fax out. The HP Neverstop 1202w is a USB and Wireless connected printer that will print right out-of-box. 5,000 pages, to be exact.

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How to Prepare Your Area for Video Conferencing Perfection

March 24, 2020

We are all doing it now – in order to work, we need to video conference. Maybe you’re also joining on a podcast or starting your own. I was on a video call where participants used the webcams on their laptops, which pointed up to their faces.

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EZVIZ Home Security Cameras C1C and C6CN PT

March 18, 2020

Building up your home security camera system? EZVIZ has updated their line with USB plug cameras. This includes a Pan-Tilt (PT) offering so you can see the surroundings. EZVIZ C1C This is a static camera in 720 and 1080p versions.

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The One Keyboard Air Teaches You How to Play Piano

March 16, 2020

It is a good time to learn how to play an instrument. Piano is a fun thing to learn, and you can impress your friends by playing a couple favorite songs when it’s sitting in the corner at a party. The One is a keyboard company that makes several keyboa...

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Cheap In-Ear Monitor Showdown: 5 Driver In-Ear Monitors?

March 15, 2020

I compare in-ear monitors from BASN, AS, KZ, and CCA to see if they match the performance from a pro in-ear headphone at a fraction of the price.

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Mevo Start is a Small and Simple Livestreaming Solution

February 06, 2020

At CES 2020, I met up with the folks at Mevo. The company has been through some changes, as CEO Max Haot bought back the camera in April, 2019. Their newest offering is the Mevo Start. I sit with Nathan from Mevo to talk about the camera,

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We.Lock AI.one Smart Lock Targets AirBnB Market

February 05, 2020

At CES 2020, WeLock shows off several wireless locks, including models that help you manage your AirBnB listings. WeLock is one of the top 5 smart locks in the European market. WeLock allows for access using a keypad, smart card access,

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Roland GO:LIVECAST Livestreaming Studio for Phones

February 04, 2020

If you want to live stream using multiple phones, then check out Roland’s new offering, called GO:LIVECAST. I got to check it out at CES 2020, and it looks pretty amazing – perfect for the creator that has limited recording space.

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Hohem iSteady X 3-axis Gimbal for Smartphones

January 31, 2020

At CES 2020, I talked with Hohem Technology Co. about their new 3-axis gimbal camera stabilizers. Using the app, this device connects the joystick to the phone, so you can control from the stabilizer. The iSteady X is the newest of the stabilizers.

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Sure Petcare Helps Your Pet be Independent and Safe

January 30, 2020

Pet Care is more simple than ever with Sure Petcare. Your pet’s microchip can help you not only keep track of your pet, but also help feed them, let them in/out, and more. We look at the primary offerings at Sure Petcare at CES 2020.

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Smart Belt Tells Waist Size and Gives Fall Risk Assessment

January 29, 2020

Seems like everything is smart nowadays. This includes your belt! It doesn’t tighten or loosen after a meal, but it does give you information about your waist size, and if you’re not doing too good. The Smart Belt Pro This is a premium Italian leather ...

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Lenovo Shows Yoga Flex 5G Laptop, Motorola Razr, ThinkReality A6, and More at CES 2020

January 28, 2020

At the Lenovo pop up area at CES 2020, they company showed off several technologies, including the new Yoga Flex 5G laptop Qualcomm showed off during their keynote. The Motorola Razr was also present, along with several other new technologies Lenovo is...

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IOGEAR Announces Upstream Pro, 4K Video Capture and Live Stream Gear

January 25, 2020

IOGEAR has entered into the live stream capture game. New products that will capture cameras, game consoles, and more for your YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook Live video production. At CES 2020, I got a first look at all the cool new gear that will be com...

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SmaCircle is a Compact Foldable Electric Scooter Bike

January 23, 2020

E-bikes are a great way to get around town, but in the past have been too big to really transport. SmaCircle has changed that idea with a fully foldable bike that can get you to work and back. It’s so small, you can fit it in a backpack!

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Huawei Mate Foldable Hands On

January 22, 2020

At CES 2020, I got to check out the Huawei Mate X foldable. This is a continuous screen foldable running on Android. About the Huawei Mate X The Mate X is an outward foldable screen. When collapsed, the screen is over 6 inches (which can be used on eit...

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Roxie Car Karaoke Station Lets You Sing Along

January 21, 2020

We all sing in the car. Why not give you the cool tools to make you sound like you’re at the Karaoke club? Better yet, do some recordings for your Car Karaoke channel. That is where Roxie comes in. I talk with them at CES 2020 about their system.

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ALOGIC Power Bank USB-C Docking Stations For All Your Devices

January 19, 2020

ALOGIC is changing the way the docking station is used – especially nowadays when we can use docking stations with computers, tablets, and phones. These Docks can transfer files, add peripherals, and charge your items in one shot.

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Sensorscall CareAlert Gives Seniors Independence

January 18, 2020

“All you have to do is plug it in”, is what the company says. Sensorscall CareAlert is a monitor for people that want to stay independent as long as possible, but don’t want to deal with technology. The multi-sensor system detect motion, temperature,

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Human Touch Super Novo Gives a Massage Beyond Belief

January 17, 2020

Getting into a massage chair during CES 2020 helps out a lot. But why reserve the spot one day a year, when you can get that same massage all year round? Human Touch is not only showing off their different massage devices,

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Stopskate is an Aftermarket Remote Brake for your Rollerblades

January 16, 2020

According to Statistica, there are 5.3 million people that inline skate. I have my pair in the basement. One reason why it’s there is because I never really liked how it brakes. But Stopskate is working on that with an electronic brake for your Inline ...

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Mixtile IoT System for Smart Home or Business

January 15, 2020

I spent some time with my friends over at Mixtile, to learn about how a more connected home can help in security, ability to control rooms, keep the IoT devices from your home WiFi, and more. All within the Mixtile ecostructure. What is Mixtile?

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MyGekoGear In Dash Cam with LTE, Alexa Support

January 13, 2020

MyGekoGear focuses on in-dash cameras for aftermarket vehicles that want to install these security cameras into their cars. We look at cameras that connect to 4G/LTE, can be controlled by Alexa, and even a dash cam with extension for the back of your t...

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Fake YouTube Websites – How is This Possible?

January 03, 2020

NOTE: As I posted this video, the premiere was able to be seen on their site, as the video showed up shortly afterwards. Every year, I do a web search on Geekazine. I want to know what is out there using it for possible issue.

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iRig Micro Guitar Amp for Practice, Busking

December 28, 2019

I’ve been playing through the iRig Micro Guitar Amp for a few weeks now, and it’s really grown on me. Similar to a Pig Nose Amp, but with added features like iOS and PC/Mac modeling, Aux input, and headphone jack, it’s the next level of guitar amp.

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Video Gear Roundup for CES 2020 and More

December 23, 2019

I still remember the awesome gear I brought to my first CES. It was an off-brand flip camera with adjustable screen. It could do 108p 30fps, and I modded it to accept a external microphone. It wasn’t the prettiest mod I’ve ever done, but it worked.

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ibi is a Personal Cloud for Your Photos and Video

December 19, 2019

Sharing your moments instantly is not only possible in this day and age, it can also be real simple as well. SanDisk has brought out the ibi (ee-bee) Smart Photo Manager, a device that will collect photos and video,

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Robot Battle Land at MIK VIP Asia Awards

December 13, 2019

During the MIK VIP Asia Awards, I met with the creators of Robot Battle Land, and saw the big M01 Exo suit. This is a theme park that is opening in Yeosu, South Korea. The company, SF-EUM, has built several suits,

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Korea Bio Lab Beauty Products from Stem Cells

December 13, 2019

Korea Bio Lab shows off a series of products they will be launching later this year. This includes a hair grow system, and a face mask to help smooth lines. During the event, I try out the mask, and find out all the benefits from it.

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Mokibo iOS/Android/PC/Mac Keyboard-Trackpad at MIK VIP Asia Awards

December 12, 2019

Mikibo is a Bluetooth keyboard that connects to 3 different devices – from PC (Win 8), to Mac (OS9+), iOS (13), and Android (4.3+). The keyboard is unique because it houses a trackpad across the keys. With a press of a button,

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COEX Food Week 2019 Brings Korean Food, Fun, and Startups

December 11, 2019

While I was in Seoul, South Korea, I got to attend COEX Food Week – an event that brings together many different cuisines. I was asked to judge a few of the startup companies and their products. I also got a chance to taste from the wide array of goodi...

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Value Up 2019 at Made in Korea 2019

December 02, 2019

22 startups competed at the Value Up 2019 in November at the Summit Prugio in Seoul South Korea. I was asked to meet with some of the companies, and judge their products to see what new breakout stars are coming from South Korea.

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5 Tech Places to Visit When in Seoul, South Korea

November 22, 2019

It’s no secret that I have gotten some opportunities to travel to South Korea. I would like to thank my friends at Aving.net for the opportunity. I have spent a good amount of time in Seoul, and surrounding provinces.

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G-Fair Korea 2019

November 16, 2019

G-Fair Korea is a  fun event that is held at the Kintex center in Goyang-si, South Korea. This event highlights many different companies, from Home goods, to beauty products, health needs, and technology.  I once again was a guest of Aving News and MIK...

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Are Apple AirPods Pro a Better Headphone? Unbox and First Thoughts

November 15, 2019

I was never a fan of the Apple ear buds. They never fit my ears right. Every 20 minutes, I had to remove to give my ear canal a break. So when the new Airpods Pro came out with rubber tip, I was hoping for a pair of ear buds that would not stretch my […]

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Disney+ First 24 Hours: A Review of the Streaming Service

November 14, 2019

On November 11, 2019, Disney launched their streaming service, called Disney+ (a.k.a Disney Plus) . With it, they added lots of favorite movies and TV shows, along with new series, including the Mandalorian.

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