74 minutes | Aug 1, 2015
The SouthGeek Show 15: Cyborgs and Windows
In this episode, Sam and I discuss the launch of Windows 10. Sam hasn't taken the plunge yet, but I upgraded my company laptop. How was it? I tell you my experiences in the episode. Is Google+ on the way out? Google announced this week that they were separating Google+ profiles from their other services, particularly YouTube. The Ashley Madison hack and why we don't feel sorry for the users. Speaking of Windows 10 and the previously mentioned forced updates - there's a tool for that. We have a great discussion on new media versus old media (Top Gear style show coming to Amazon!) and I complain about my power company's redesigned website - that uses flash. Flash!?! Really!?! Enjoy! Creative Team: Donovan Adkisson, Sam Lewis Produced By: Adkisson Digital Email: southgeekshow AT gmail.com Voicemail: 313-718-2557 Facebook Page
83 minutes | Jul 18, 2015
The SouthGeek Show 14: Absurd Creatures
My good friend Sam Lewis joins me for the relaunch of the show. It's been awhile since Sam and I had a chance to chat about geeky and nerdy things, so we waste no time getting to it. Sam's ability to connect has greatly improved since the last time we spoke as his Internet has finally been upgraded to cable broadband (he had satellite Internet before). The cleaner, lower latency connection was a welcomed change! We talk about Marvel's latest movie, Ant-Man and how it'll stand up against the other Marvel movies. We also discuss the latest trailers of the movies Suicide Squad, Batman vs. Superman, and The Fantastic Four. Sam makes my hair stand up by telling the story of the Tarantula Hawk, and then I made the mistake of googling it to see what it looks like. If you don't like spiders or bugs in general, be prepared to be grossed out by this story. Other topics we discuss: A proper sendoff for Windows Server 2003 - into space; the Reddit debacle; MIT is ditching RAM in favor of lower cost Flash memory; Windows 10 will force updates on users and more! Join us! Sources: http://sourcefed.com/reddit-ceo-ellen-pao-steps-down/ http://www.wired.com/2015/07/absurd-creature-of-the-week-tarantula-hawk/ http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/07/windows-10-updates-to-be-automatic-and-mandatory-for-home-users/ http://betanews.com/2015/07/09/windows-2003-gets-a-proper-send-off-launching-into-space/ http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/12/mit-flash-only-supercomputers/ Creative Team: Donovan Adkisson, Samuel Lewis Produced By: Adkisson Digital Email: southgeekshow AT gmail.com Voicemail: 313-718-2557 Facebook Page
59 minutes | Feb 24, 2015
The SouthGeek Show 13: Uber of X? The Sharing Economy.
Donovan, Tyler and Oliver discuss exploding kittens, the sharing economy such as Magic, Roadie and other strange but interesting start up ideas along with Lenovo's mess with Superfish. Creative Team: Donovan Adkisson, Oliver Banta, Tyler Adkisson Produced By: Adkisson Digital Email: southgeekshow AT gmail.com Voicemail: 313-718-2557 Facebook Page Sources Exploding Kittens Card Game on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens How Exploding Kittens Raised $8.7 Million and Broke A Kickstarter Record http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/19/how-exploding-kittens-raised-8-7-million-and-broke-a-kickstarter-record.html Lenovo users lawyer up over hole-filled, HTTPS-breaking Superfish adware http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/02/lenovo-users-lawyer-up-over-hole-filled-https-breaking-superfish-adware/ Superfish-like software is more common than you might think http://mashable.com/2015/02/24/superfish-like-spyware-common/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly Now Waffle House wants a piece of the sharing economy pie — er, waffle http://mashable.com/2015/02/24/waffle-house-roadie/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly Roadie https://www.roadie.com/ We've just reached the logical extreme of the 'Uber for X' economy http://mashable.com/2015/02/23/magic/?utm_cid=hp-hh-sec?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link http://www.getmagicnow.com/
14 minutes | Feb 10, 2015
The SouthGeek Show 12: Do I Win a Prize?
Oliver's schedule didn't conveniently allow him to be on the show today, so instead of not putting something out there this week, I decided to go it solo. In this solo episode, I cover three interesting technology news stories. Samsung's Smart TV is possibly spying on you, Amazon is now making it very easy to create and run prize giveaways, and the atheist that made over $100k selling Bibles...well, a Spanish Bible app for the iPhone. Sources: Your Samsung SmartTV Is Spying on You, Basically Amazon launches giveaway service He’s Making More Than $100,000 Selling Bibles — but He Just Revealed a Major Personal Detail That Might Shock Some People Subscribe via RSS Creative Team: Donovan Adkisson, Oliver Banta Produced By: Adkisson Digital Email: southgeekshow AT gmail.com Voicemail: 313-718-2557 Facebook Page .
78 minutes | Feb 4, 2015
The SouthGeek Show 11: The Amazon Shack
In this episode, Oliver and Donovan discuss the possibility of Amazon buying Radio Shack - or at least some of their stores. The topic of Tom Wheeler's announcement of the FCC possibly putting broadband (and mobile broadband) under Title II came up along with the interesting idea of over 9,000 computers connected via WiFi and Ethernet in Cuba to create a private "citizens" network. YouTube is now defaulting their video player to HTML5 and the duo get a little off topic finishing up the show talking about the X-Men TV Show, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, social media, podcasting, live streaming and making it easier for your listeners and viewers to find you. Topic Sources: CUBAN YOUTH BUILD SECRET COMPUTER NETWORK DESPITE WI-FI BAN FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality Amazon in talks to buy Radio Shack stores Now on Twitter: group Direct Messages and mobile video camera Fox confirms negotiations on an X-Men TV series Dave Jackson Spreaker YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default The Not So Hidden Truth of Net Neutrality Subscribe via RSS Creative Team: Donovan Adkisson, Oliver Banta Produced By: Adkisson Digital Email: southgeekshow AT gmail.com Voicemail: 313-718-2557 Facebook Page
76 minutes | Jan 21, 2015
The SouthGeek Show 10: How Fast Is That Radio Frequency In the Window?
Join Donovan and Oliver as they discuss NBC Universal streaming the Superbowl, how a man helped to save his wife's life using 3D printing and imaging technology, watch out for rogue USB chargers in your office, Google is backing SpaceX to put satellites in space for world-wide Internet (not to mention Mars) and what will become of Radio Shack - are its best days behind it? Sources NBC to offer free Super Bowl stream, no login required http://mashable.com/2015/01/20/super-bowl-free-live-stream/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly How a man used 3D printing to help treat his wife's brain tumor http://mashable.com/2015/01/14/3d-printing-tumor/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly Report: RadioShack may file for bankruptcy next month http://mashable.com/2015/01/15/radioshack-bankruptcy-february/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly This USB wall charger secretly logs keystrokes from Microsoft wireless keyboards nearby http://venturebeat.com/2015/01/12/this-usb-wall-charger-secretly-logs-keystrokes-from-microsoft-wireless-keyboards-nearby/ Google might pour money into SpaceX, really wants satellite Internet http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/01/google-might-pour-money-into-spacex-really-wants-satellite-internet/ Satellite Internet: meet the hip new investment for Richard Branson, Elon Musk http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/01/satellite-internet-meet-the-hip-new-investment-for-richard-branson-elon-musk/ Subscribe via RSS Creative Team: Donovan Adkisson, Oliver Banta Produced By: Adkisson Digital Email: southgeekshow AT gmail.com Voicemail: 313-718-2557 Facebook Page .
52 minutes | Nov 22, 2014
The SouthGeek Show 9: Geek Insurance
Oliver and Donovan talk about their childhood computer experiences, clothes, etc. Oliver brings up his favorite movie - Unforgiven. Donovan says his is Braveheart. They talk about beer, computers, movies - basically whatever comes to mind. Oh yeah, Donovan bought Samsung Galaxy S5 phones for his oldest son and his wife. More to report on later how the move to the smartphone went with his wife who has never owned one before. Subscribe via RSS Creative Team: Donovan Adkisson, Oliver Banta Produced By: Adkisson Digital Email: southgeekshow AT gmail.com Voicemail: 313-718-2557 Facebook Page
92 minutes | Oct 19, 2014
The SouthGeek Show 8: Taking Donations for the iMac 5K!
Oliver starts the show by talking about the scare he received when he first learned that Dropbox possibly had been hacked. Fortunately, later reports show that wasn't exactly the case, but he changed his password anyway. Oliver mentions that just a few days before that Snowden had warned people to stop using services like Dropbox and Google if they wanted their information to be safe. Before moving on to talking about wireless, Donovan explains what he learned earlier in the morning when he attempted to make pancakes from scratch. After they both got a good laugh from the pancake story, Donovan talks about Samsung's latest endeavor into wireless by utilizing the 60Ghz band. Though it has some inherit problems (wall penetration being one of them), Samsung feels they can overcome those obstacles to providing faster wireless speeds than ever before. It just won't be this year. Before moving on to the big Apple announcement, Donovan and Oliver talk about cord cutting, specifically about CBS and HBO's announcements this week. HBO plans to offer a streaming option next year while CBS launched their streaming option this week. Apple announced new iPads, a new iMac and a new Mac Mini. Both SouthGeekers believe that Apple is wrong by introducing two new iPads, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 while also leaving the iPad Air, iPad Mini 2 and the original iPad Mini on the store. It's just too many options. They both love the new iMac 27" 5K. Oliver tries to justify the purchase of a new one, but Donovan points out that his iMac is a mid-2007 model, so he definitely needs to upgrade. They round out the show with their SouthGeek Tech Tips. Oliver talks about two-factor authentication and Donovan points to a Kickstarter for a simple, but genius design for a wallet. Sources Dropbox hacked? Accounts and passwords released on reddit Dropbox not hacked. Dropbox response Just two days prior, Snowden interview released where he recommends dropping Dropbox Samsung's futuristic Wi-Fi tech is 5 times faster than today's wireless networks CBS Launches Digital Subscription Service Apple announces new iPads and iMac Retina SouthGeek Tech Tips Oliver: Two Factor Authentication Donovan: BASICS Wallet Subscribe via RSS Creative Team: Donovan Adkisson, Oliver Banta Produced By: Adkisson Digital Email: southgeekshow AT gmail.com Voicemail: 313-718-2557 Facebook Page The SouthGeek Show by Donovan Adkisson is licen
81 minutes | Oct 11, 2014
The SouthGeek Show 7: Hairgate Brings the RoomAlive
In this episode, Oliver revisits the BadUSB exploit with some additional information along with his own thoughts of Windows 10 after playing with it for a little while. Donovan discusses #Hairgate, which may or may not be a thing. Microsoft is bringing the "RoomAlive" which uses HD projectors and Kinect to create an entry level "holodeck". Have a Belkin router? Donovan and Oliver discuss the outage of Belkin's cloud service that took down many users' routers and block Internet access for them. White spaces (RF), Meerkats in the UK and more. The dynamic duo finish up the show with their SouthGeek Tech Tips. Oliver's tech tip: Watchtower for 1Password Donovan's tech tip: Lastpass An old favorite returns to the show, much to Oliver's surprise. Sources: USB exploit and Here #Hairgate strikes as Apple’s iPhone 6 starts plucking beards Not really a thing? RoomAlive Can Turn Any Room Into a Holodeck Belkin Explains Why Its Routers Stopped Working The UK is using white space spectrum to livestream meerkats, as it prepares for wider use in 2015 iOS 8 Adoption slower than usual Subscribe via RSS Creative Team: Donovan Adkisson, Oliver Banta Produced By: Adkisson Digital Email: southgeekshow AT gmail.com Voicemail: 313-718-2557 Facebook Page The SouthGeek Show by Donovan Adkisson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://www.southgeek.net. Related articles The iPhone 6 'Hairgate' Is Not a Thing Microsoft's "RoomAlive" Transforms Any Room Into a Giant Xbox Game RoomAlive - Magical Experiences Enabled by Scalable, Adaptive Projector-Camera Units iPhone 6 faces new #hairgate criticism: Users' hair gets stuck in phone How to know if you have been infected with Mac.Backdoor.iWorm
96 minutes | Oct 5, 2014
The SouthGeek Show 6: Seven Eight Nine?
Donovan and Oliver discuss Microsoft's technical preview release this week of Windows 10. What happened to Windows 9? Good question...one better left to scholars and technologists that really care. :) Donovan provides his initial impressions of Windows 10 after he went through the process of installing it in a virtual machine under Hyper-V on his Windows 8.1 workstation. He states the start menu/start button is a welcome comeback, marrying the tile ideology that many people didn't like with Windows 8 and giving the people back their start button! Otherwise, he tells Oliver that he hopes the real juice is under the hood because the look and feel of Windows 10 is, well, pretty much like Windows 8. Nothing special here...move along. Oliver sidetracks Donovan a bit when he asks him about Wirecast 5 which Donovan recently upgraded to from Wirecast 4. Donovan explains, for those that might not know, that Wirecast is video switching, encoding and streaming software, much like other software programs such as XSplit and Open Broadcaster, but more for the professional. XSplit and Open Broadcaster (OBS) are typically used to capture and stream video games to services like Twitch.tv. Speaking of Twitch.tv, the duo discuss new policies at Twitch and Steam. Twitch partners must be transparent in so far if they are sponsored or paid by a video game company, hardware company, etc. Steam has introduced a similar policy. When's the last time you saw much less used a payphone? Exactly. In England, those boxes are being put to good use - as solar powered charging stations for your cell phone. Nifty idea. Do we have any phone booths left in America to even do that with? Donovan brings up the latest on the BadUSB malware issue, but Oliver plans to do more research on the issue and report back on the next show. Lukewarm responses about social media network Ello. They wrap up the show talking about their technology tips of the week. Oliver points to Vagrant and Donovan brings out the top 19 things you probably didn't know your iPhone could do. The SouthGeek Show 6: Uncut video Sources: Under the hood of Windows 10 The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose Social Media Site Ello Twitch, Steam now require disclosure of sponsored content from users Phone boxes turn green to charge mobiles Vagrant 19 iPhone Tricks And Tips Apple Doesn't Want You To Know Subscribe via RSS Creative Team: Donovan Adkisson, O