Geeks Life https://geekslife.com Tech and Lifestyle Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:45:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9 Geeking out over tech and lifestyle topics! <br /> <br /> Are you a geek? Want to be? Well, you don't have to be! Join us to have a good time talking about tech and lifestyle...like food...music...and more! We just love to have fun and want you to join us!<br /> <br /> We are very community focused, and love to hear from you, so if you like watching the recorded stuff here, you can also come over and watch LIVE and join the conversation at https://GeeksLife.com/live. We also have a private slack channel where you can chat with us as well as our community! All you have to do is become a GEEKS+ Member over at https://GeeksLife.com/join. Donate whatever you can. This show is 100% funded by our viewers! So, join us! Geeks Life yes Geeks Life david@geekslife.com david@geekslife.com (Geeks Life) © 2017 Geeks Life | all rights reserved Geeks Life: Tech & Lifestyle Geeks Life https://geekslife.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/gl-podcast.jpg https://geekslife.com d.foster1970@gmail.com Geeking out over tech and lifestyle topics! Are you a geek? Want to be? Well, you don't have to be! Join us to have a good time talking about tech and lifestyle...like food...music...and more! We just love to have fun and want you to join us! We are very community focused, and love to hear from you, so if you like watching the recorded stuff here, you can also come over and watch LIVE and join the conversation at http://GeeksLife.live. We also have a private slack channel where you can chat with us as well as our community! All you have to do is become a GEEKS+ Patron over at https://Patreon.com/GeeksLife. Donate whatever you can. This show is 100% funded by our viewers! So, join us! Yes TV-PG Camas, WA Support this Community DOGS: The More You Know. A public service announcement https://geekslife.com/dogs-the-more-you-know-a-public-service-announcement/ Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:59:21 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96570 Who loves dogs? Well, if you do, then this video is for you! https://youtu.be/_B9l4NyHkzI Do you own a dog? Do you agree? What do you feed your dog? Who loves dogs? Well, if you do, then this video is for you! - https://youtu.be/_B9l4NyHkzI - Do you own a dog? Do you agree? What do you feed your dog?
https://youtu.be/_B9l4NyHkzI

Do you own a dog? Do you agree? What do you feed your dog?]]>
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VLOG: Artificial Intelligence. Is it here to take over the World? https://geekslife.com/vlog-artificial-intelligence-is-it-here-to-take-over-the-world/ Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:21:03 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96559 Artificial Intelligence. It's one of those things that some people really love, and some people really fear. I can see a bit of both sides. I can see it doing great things, but in the wrong hands, like anything else, could go horribly wrong. https://youtu.be/ZIXG-qCIUzk So...tell me what you think! You all for it? Scared? Indifferent? Artificial Intelligence. It's one of those things that some people really love, and some people really fear. I can see a bit of both sides. I can see it doing great things, but in the wrong hands, like anything else, could go horribly wrong. -
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So...tell me what you think! You all for it? Scared? Indifferent?]]>
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REVIEW: The Brio Beardscape https://geekslife.com/review-the-brio-beardscape/ Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:10:13 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96543 Here's my review of this AWESOME beard trimmer. And no, I was not doing what you think I was doing on the toilet...which is singing. https://youtu.be/vQEd3UXhCdE If you want to pick one of these bad boys up, you can grab it right now on Amazon for about $69. http://g33k.co/beardscape Ok, come on over to the group, and post some pics if you have a beard! Facebook.com/groups/geekslife. See you there? Or comment below! Here's my review of this AWESOME beard trimmer. And no, I was not doing what you think I was doing on the toilet...which is singing. - https://youtu.be/vQEd3UXhCdE - If you want to pick one of these bad boys up,
https://youtu.be/vQEd3UXhCdE

If you want to pick one of these bad boys up, you can grab it right now on Amazon for about $69. http://g33k.co/beardscape

Ok, come on over to the group, and post some pics if you have a beard! Facebook.com/groups/geekslife. See you there? Or comment below!]]>
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REVIEW: EGO Energy+ Electric Lawn Mower https://geekslife.com/review-ego-energy-electric-lawn-mower/ Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:50:55 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96518 Today, I reviewed my EGO lawn mower. I have had this thing for over a year now, and I really like it. Check out the review! https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1097235260378404/ Do you use a gas mower? What are your thoughts about this one? Today, I reviewed my EGO lawn mower. I have had this thing for over a year now, and I really like it. Check out the review! - https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1097235260378404/ - Do you use a gas mower? What are your thoughts about this one?
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Do you use a gas mower? What are your thoughts about this one?]]>
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REVIEW: Starbucks Egg Bites https://geekslife.com/review-starbucks-egg-bites/ Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:00:24 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96504 All I have to say is, these things are freaking YUMMY!!! https://youtu.be/qoX6FIL5lnY Have you had a chance to try these things yet? Well, be careful...they may actually not be available in your area...if not, I am SO sorry that I may have tempted you. All I have to say is, these things are freaking YUMMY!!! - https://youtu.be/qoX6FIL5lnY - Have you had a chance to try these things yet? Well, be careful...they may actually not be available in your area...if not,
https://youtu.be/qoX6FIL5lnY

Have you had a chance to try these things yet? Well, be careful...they may actually not be available in your area...if not, I am SO sorry that I may have tempted you.]]>
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UNBOXING: The Panasonic GH5 https://geekslife.com/unboxing-the-panasonic-gh5/ Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:52:50 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96501 Well, it finally happened. I got the new Panasonic GH5 in for review, and I don't think I am going to send it back... https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1091983620903568/ Have you seen any of the last few videos I have done to see the footage from this thing?? Stay tuned for my review! Well, it finally happened. I got the new Panasonic GH5 in for review, and I don't think I am going to send it back... - https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1091983620903568/ - Have you seen any of the last few videos I have done to see the f...
https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1091983620903568/

Have you seen any of the last few videos I have done to see the footage from this thing?? Stay tuned for my review!]]>
David Foster yes 22:56
REACTION: War for the Planet of the Apes https://geekslife.com/reaction-war-for-the-planet-of-the-apes/ Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:00:23 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96495 Ok, hopefully this redeems my last reaction video. :) https://youtu.be/8mUE7XtzQ5M Are YOU a fan of this series? Have you seen this yet, or plan to? Let me know! Ok, hopefully this redeems my last reaction video. :) - https://youtu.be/8mUE7XtzQ5M - Are YOU a fan of this series? Have you seen this yet, or plan to? Let me know!
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Are YOU a fan of this series? Have you seen this yet, or plan to? Let me know!]]>
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REACTION: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets https://geekslife.com/reaction-valerian-and-the-city-of-a-thousand-planets/ Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:50:35 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96490 Ok...I have to say...this is pretty opinionated. :) You've been warned... https://youtu.be/JTcvB3uaBmI So...have you seen it yet? Plan to? If so, what did you think? If not, is my review going to change your mind? :)   Ok...I have to say...this is pretty opinionated. :) You've been warned... - https://youtu.be/JTcvB3uaBmI - So...have you seen it yet? Plan to? If so, what did you think? If not, is my review going to change your mind? :) -  
https://youtu.be/JTcvB3uaBmI

So...have you seen it yet? Plan to? If so, what did you think? If not, is my review going to change your mind? :)

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UNBOXING: The Yi 4K+ Action Camera https://geekslife.com/unboxing-the-yi-4k-action-camera/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:56:54 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96474 Just got and unboxed the Yi 4K Action Camera, and here's the video proof... https://youtu.be/XHDGRNFgguw What do you think about this camera? Have you seen it? Interested in it? Stay tuned for my FULL review! PRICE: $339 Here's everything you see in the video: Yi 4K+: http://g33k.co/yi4k Yi 4K+ Additional Batteries: http://amzn.to/2vGZonf Yi 4K+ Audio Adapter: http://g33k.co/tdbmwBc (Not related) Mavic Pro Phone Holder: http://g33k.co/pTSp Just got and unboxed the Yi 4K Action Camera, and here's the video proof... - https://youtu.be/XHDGRNFgguw - What do you think about this camera? Have you seen it? Interested in it? Stay tuned for my FULL review! - PRICE: $339 -
https://youtu.be/XHDGRNFgguw

What do you think about this camera? Have you seen it? Interested in it? Stay tuned for my FULL review!

PRICE: $339

Here's everything you see in the video:
Yi 4K+: http://g33k.co/yi4k
Yi 4K+ Additional Batteries: http://amzn.to/2vGZonf
Yi 4K+ Audio Adapter: http://g33k.co/tdbmwBc

(Not related) Mavic Pro Phone Holder: http://g33k.co/pTSp]]>
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VLOG #11: Minimum Wage https://geekslife.com/vlog-11-minimum-wage/ Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:00:38 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96458 Today, we are going to talk about Minimum wage...at least how it is in the US.  https://youtu.be/z3IDjHlyT0w What do you think about the Federal Minimum Wage? And if you're not in the US, do you have one? If so, is it a livable wage? Today, we are going to talk about Minimum wage...at least how it is in the US.  - https://youtu.be/z3IDjHlyT0w - What do you think about the Federal Minimum Wage? And if you're not in the US, do you have one? If so, is it a livable wage?
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What do you think about the Federal Minimum Wage? And if you're not in the US, do you have one? If so, is it a livable wage?]]>
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VLOG #10: The Beard Part 2 https://geekslife.com/vlog-10-the-beard-part-2/ Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:44:49 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96418 Here's part two of my bearded adventure! https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1085504588218138/ So...what do you think? Like it? Think I should go down to skin next time? Here's part two of my bearded adventure! - https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1085504588218138/ - So...what do you think? Like it? Think I should go down to skin next time? David Foster yes VLOG #9: The Beard Part 1 https://geekslife.com/vlog-9-the-beard-part-1/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:10:30 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96404 I am on the hunt! I am looking for a barber that can cut my beard AND my hair and do a good job. I have been to several "barbers" and there has only been one, in NY, that has done the job that I expect from a "barber." But now...I need your help. Show me some styles that YOU think would look good on this mug, and I will try some of them! https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1084079151694015/ So...can you help me help you help me? Let me know in the comments below! Oh, and just so you know you CAN add images to the comments! I am on the hunt! I am looking for a barber that can cut my beard AND my hair and do a good job. I have been to several "barbers" and there has only been one, in NY, that has done the job that I expect from a "barber." But now...I need your help. David Foster yes VLOG #8: Kayak Hunting Take 2 https://geekslife.com/vlog-8-kayak-hunting-take-2/ Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:53:24 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96394 Here's part 2 of our kayak hunt. We started looking the weekend before the 4th of July, and found them to be sold out of the one that I initially wanted. But after much looking and discussion, we found one, and made it out to the lake for a nice paddle. https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1083383711763559/ So...what about you? Do you like going out on the water? If so, what is your vessel of choice? Here's part 2 of our kayak hunt. We started looking the weekend before the 4th of July, and found them to be sold out of the one that I initially wanted. But after much looking and discussion, we found one, David Foster yes VLOG #7: The Canon M6 Part 1 https://geekslife.com/vlog-7-the-canon-m6-part-1/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:12:39 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96376 So far, I am loving this camera. So much so that I am already prepping the sony a6500 to sell. There are many things I love about it, one being it's smaller form factor. It is small, yet fits perfectly in the hands. I also have to say, that I didn't think the flip up screen was going to make that much of a difference, but it does. It makes it so much easier to know if I am getting a good shot. I now see what all the fuss is about with daily vloggers. So, this vlog is nowhere near a review. That is coming. I will be playing with it over the weekend to see just how much I REALLY like it, and then next week (Monday) will make my decision. https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1080680255367238/ Are you a camera person? If so, do you use mirrorless, or DSLR's? Let me know in the comments below! Here's the unboxing of the camera... https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1079395755495688 And here's the drone flight where I crashed! https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1078731755562088 So far, I am loving this camera. So much so that I am already prepping the sony a6500 to sell. There are many things I love about it, one being it's smaller form factor. It is small, yet fits perfectly in the hands. - I also have to say, David Foster yes VLOG #5: Workstation Update https://geekslife.com/vlog-5-workstation-update/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 21:52:57 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96320 The workstation is coming along nicely! Still have a few things to do, but I am really enjoying it. Moved my Sonos down here, and can now JAM and work, while not bothering the people upstairs. And by people, I mean Luria and Abbey. :) https://www.facebook.com/GeeksLifeNet/videos/1075487625886501/ Like it? The workstation is coming along nicely! Still have a few things to do, but I am really enjoying it. Moved my Sonos down here, and can now JAM and work, while not bothering the people upstairs. And by people, I mean Luria and Abbey. :) - https://www. David Foster yes UNBOXING: The Samsung Galaxy S8+ https://geekslife.com/unboxing-the-samsung-galaxy-s8/ Fri, 12 May 2017 00:55:51 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=96051 I got a chance to grab one of the Galaxy S8+'s for review, and will be doing that soon. I am putting this thing up against my iPhone 7+ to see which one wins...now...this does not mean that it will win the battle between Android and iOS...this just means it wins for ME. For my needs on a day to day basis...which could be your same needs...so come along on the journey! https://youtu.be/xspuYauCP8I What do you think initially? Like the design? Are you Android or iOS? I got a chance to grab one of the Galaxy S8+'s for review, and will be doing that soon. I am putting this thing up against my iPhone 7+ to see which one wins...now...this does not mean that it will win the battle between Android and iOS... David Foster yes 33:44 LIVE: Amazon Echo VS Google Home, Apple Music VS Spotify, Geeks Life 4K & more! https://geekslife.com/live-amazon-echo-vs-google-home-apple-music-vs-spotify-geeks-life-going-4k-and-more/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:28:48 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95498 https://youtu.be/H-35Aq_ShuM Do you have a voice activated assistant gadget like Amazon Echo or Google Home? I'm testing both of those head to head and we talk about what I'm finding and what I'm using them to do in this episode. Also, weighing Apple Music against Spotify and why our shows may start to look even better on your screens! https://youtu.be/H-35Aq_ShuM - Do you have a voice activated assistant gadget like Amazon Echo or Google Home? I'm testing both of those head to head and we talk about what I'm finding and what I'm using them to do in this episode. Also, David Foster yes 34:45 LIVE: Flying cars, Nintendo Switch, and more! https://geekslife.com/live-flying-cars-nintendo-switch-and-more/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:43:50 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95419 Airbus is getting into the flying car business with an unusual concept showing at the Geneva Motor Show. Volkswagen introduces Sedric, a driverless car with no controls or instruments. And Nintendo's Switch has hit the big wide world - and while some people love it, there are complaints about connectivity and dead pixels. And we've got a whole lot more, all in this week's Geeks Life LIVE! Airbus is getting into the flying car business with an unusual concept showing at the Geneva Motor Show. Volkswagen introduces Sedric, a driverless car with no controls or instruments. And Nintendo's Switch has hit the big wide world - and while some p... Luria Petrucci yes 1:05:35 Review: Writing underwater with AquaNotes https://geekslife.com/review-writing-underwater-with-aquanotes/ Thu, 09 Mar 2017 03:00:32 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95370 https://youtu.be/LlfrUKygSH4 Let’s go underwater! There are two things I LOVE. My pen and paper. And water. Today the two things go hand in hand with the AquaNotes water proof paper notepad! Now, I won’t be taking these AquaNotes with me when I go stand up paddleboarding, but I COULD… These things aren’t new, but they’re probably new to you. It’s a waterproof notepad you can keep in the shower. I use it in the bath. Sometimes when I relax in the tub, my mind starts going crazy with ideas! If I didn’t CAPTURE those ideas, the world just might end! We can’t have that happen, can we? To be honest, I’ve done a lot of research and while the AquaNotes aren’t the only option out there, they do seem to be the only option that works great and has long term success! So, you get a pad with suction cups for securing to a shower wall, and a pencil. It can handle splashes of water. Or being dunked entirely in the bath. Literally - you can write underwater! The pages are perforated so they tear off quite easily. I will say… I tend not to reuse pages. For two reasons. One it does take a little extra work to erase, and I’ve found that erasing while it’s wet seems to work slightly better than when it’s dry. It just doesn’t wipe away as easily as it does with a normal pencil and paper. And I get lazy - not wanting to erase an entire sheet of thoughts. But also, I tend to remove sheets and put them in my office - because I’ve just captured some brilliant thoughts and I need to take action on them! So then they just never make their way back. I love these things. If you ever think in the shower or the bathtub… and you wish for a way to capture ideas. Or if worse… you risk your phone or laptop over the water… these things are for you! They’re $7 per pad. There are a couple options on Amazon from different sellers that cost more - so be sure to follow this link so you don’t pay more than you need to. So tell me - leave a comment below - where do you do some of your best thinking? https://youtu.be/LlfrUKygSH4 - Let’s go underwater! There are two things I LOVE. My pen and paper. And water. Today the two things go hand in hand with the AquaNotes water proof paper notepad! - Now, I won’t be taking these AquaNotes with me when I g... Luria Petrucci yes 2:57 LIVE: Why the internet crashed, the new Prius Prime, YouTube’s new TV service & more! https://geekslife.com/why-the-internet-crashed-the-new-prius-prime-is-here-youtubes-new-tv-service-and-more/ Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:31:18 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95400 https://youtu.be/U3bcUALSkyQ Last week saw a major internet outage on sites that use Amazon Web Services in some way. We'll tell you how that happened, plus a look at YouTube's move into TV (cordcutters - what are your thoughts?), and a look at the teched out Prius Prime we'll be reviewing soon! https://youtu.be/U3bcUALSkyQ - Last week saw a major internet outage on sites that use Amazon Web Services in some way. We'll tell you how that happened, plus a look at YouTube's move into TV (cordcutters - what are your thoughts?), Luria Petrucci yes 1:02:31 Test driving the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced https://geekslife.com/test-driving-the-2017-prius-prime-advanced/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:04:03 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95374 https://youtu.be/16KQuBH_Nyo We're taking a look at the 2017 Prius Prime Advanced Edition. At first we were just going to do a review (Toyota provided us with one to drive for a week to review), but after I started researching this, I just fell in love with it and we wound up trading in our Jeep Cherokee for a beautiful red Prius Prime with white interior! So for the next week, we'll have two to check out. And we're keeping one! We're working on a full review to be coming your way soon, but for now we're taking you on a drive around the neighborhood to give you a feel for what it's like. Quick Specs Range (electric and gas): 640 miles on 1 tank of gas Range (electric only): 25 miles MPGe (electric mode): 133 MPG hybrid mode (city/highway/combined): 55/53/54 Charging time: 5 hours 30 minutes from standard outlet; 2 hours 10 minutes from charging station https://youtu.be/16KQuBH_Nyo - We're taking a look at the 2017 Prius Prime Advanced Edition. At first we were just going to do a review (Toyota provided us with one to drive for a week to review), but after I started researching this, David Foster yes 11:08 LIVE: Robot bees, straws re-engineered, phone-friendly pavement & more! https://geekslife.com/robot-bees-drinking-straws-re-engineered-phone-friendly-pavement-lights-and-more/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:34:46 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95328 https://youtu.be/YIFeMRxVFLY On the latest Geeks Life LIVE we're talking about robot bees, McDonald's new idea for drinking straws, rumors of a 4K Apple TV, pavement lights that help people cross the street more safely even if they're looking at their phones, and lots more! https://youtu.be/YIFeMRxVFLY - On the latest Geeks Life LIVE we're talking about robot bees, McDonald's new idea for drinking straws, rumors of a 4K Apple TV, pavement lights that help people cross the street more safely even if they're looking at the... Luria Petrucci yes 58:59 Explore hidden Netflix categories with this Chrome extension https://geekslife.com/explore-hidden-netflix-categories-with-this-chrome-extension/ Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:00:15 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95301 https://youtu.be/wfrTU9z4QJw Did you know Netflix actually has a whole lotta content you may never see? Netflix is a BIG place, and only getting bigger by the day. When you browse by category in Netflix, you get what looks like a pretty good selection. Until you go through it night after night and soon you feel like you’ve exhausted the content on Netflix. Like you’ve watched EVERYTHING they have. Ever feel like that? For goodness sake, I barely watch Netflix and I FEEL like that sometimes! I look and I’m like… there’s nothing to watch. Just like my closet! There’s nothing to wear! Well, just like my closet, there’s PLENTY to wear… there’s PLENTY to watch on Netflix. In fact, there are over 76,000 options. Just gotta find the right one! There’s a Chrome browser extension called Netflix Categories that brings all those little categories, where you might find some really good movies, to the front and center instead of buried deep. Then you can bookmark your favorite new selection of categories! Over 200 categories. Deekshith, the creator, is always working towards finding and adding more, too! And by the way… when you’re not using it, it’s not taking up precious system resources. Because it doesn’t run in the background. Yay! Have fun browsing! Leave a comment and tell me … what’s your favorite category? https://youtu.be/wfrTU9z4QJw - Did you know Netflix actually has a whole lotta content you may never see? - Netflix is a BIG place, and only getting bigger by the day. When you browse by category in Netflix, Luria Petrucci yes 2:17 LIVE: Android Wear 2.0, Brilliant Control, reMarkable paper tablet & more! https://geekslife.com/geeks-life-live-android-wear-2-0-brilliant-control-remarkable-paper-tablet-and-more/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:00:16 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95311 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL-55.mp4   On the latest Geeks Life LIVE Luria & Petra discussed Android Wear 2.0, a REMARKABLE notepad, whether home automation is FINALLY ready for prime time, and lots more! Join us every Friday Join us for Geeks Life LIVE every Friday at 1:00 PM Pacific Time! http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL-55.mp4 -   - On the latest Geeks Life LIVE Luria & Petra discussed Android Wear 2.0, a REMARKABLE notepad, whether home automation is FINALLY ready for prime time, and lots more! Join us every Friday Luria Petrucci yes 1:03:39 EcoReco Model R Scooter brings turn signals, lighting, navigation and more https://geekslife.com/ecoreco-model-r-brings-turn-signals-lighting-navigation-and-more/ Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:55:09 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95293 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL-54.mp4   Wow, have they improved the EcoReco! The new version of the electric scooter is bad ass! If you’ve been following me for a while, I’m sure you remember the EcoReco. An electric scooter that we tested. And I fell flat on my face driving at CES. Totally my fault! Nothing to do with the scooter itself. I totally got carried away and tried to do some tricks! ANYWAY… they have a new version of the EcoReco and it’s come a LONG way! This electric scooter is in between a skateboard and a bicycle. But it’s more portable than a bike. As the name suggests, it’s eco-friendly. It goes 20 miles per hour for up to 40 miles. It now has a headlight, a taillight, an under carriage light AND turn signals for safety! It weighs 26 pounds and holds 280 pounds. You can use it in two modes. Throttle - which is what I used on previous versions. It now has cruise control, and a boost mode for going uphill. They have an app that lets you configure stuff like top speed and uphill acceleration. Or Kick Assist mode that lets you get a little more exercise and get more range. You manually kick and the smart sensors calculate the power of your kick to push you faster and further with the electric power boost. Lightvigation tells you when you should be turning so you can keep looking at the road instead of dissecting the map on your phone. And as you get closer to your turn, the flashing of the lights speed up. It has collision avoidance for connected cars to detect you’re there so you don’t take them by surprise. And if you do fall or there’s impact, after several seconds of inactivity, it’ll automatically text your emergency contact with your location. Speaking of location - it’s using Tile to keep track of your scooter. If you walk away or if it gets stolen, Tile will show you where it is. But it shouldn’t get stolen, since you can easily lock it up! Their Indiegogo campaign just ended, but you’re definitely going to want to keep an eye on this one! Now, it’s not for everyone. But if you live pretty close to work, or you want to go exploring the town, and you want a more economical way to get around… this is a pretty damn cool way to do it! What do you think? Leave a comment and please share this video! http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL-54.mp4 -   Wow, have they improved the EcoReco! The new version of the electric scooter is bad ass! - If you’ve been following me for a while, I’m sure you remember the EcoReco. Luria Petrucci yes 3:01 Fondoodler Review: Testing the Cheese Gun! https://geekslife.com/fondoodler/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:06:15 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95281 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL-53.mp4 When we heard about the Fondoodler, we had to try it out! It's basically a hot glue gun for cheese! But we tried some other stuff with it, too - like chocolate and marshmallows. How did it work? What food was best when run through the Fondoodler? Check out the video! http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL-53.mp4 When we heard about the Fondoodler, we had to try it out! It's basically a hot glue gun for cheese! But we tried some other stuff with it, too - like chocolate and marshmallows. How did it work? Luria Petrucci yes 7:41 Control everything in your hotel room – from a tablet! https://geekslife.com/control-everything-in-your-hotel-room-from-a-tablet/ Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:00:28 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95224 https://geekslife.cachefly.net/GLADD/CES-06.mp4 You know all the miscellaneous information that you find in hotel rooms? Like room service menus, available services, and stuff like that? Well, at the Aria in Las Vegas, where I was staying during CES, they have all that stuff on a bedside tablet, along with a whole bunch of controls for the room like lights, temperature, drapes… all from the tablet! There are also controls on the walls, for times when that's more convenient than the tablet. Have you ever had a tablet controlling things in your room? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments! https://geekslife.cachefly.net/GLADD/CES-06.mp4 You know all the miscellaneous information that you find in hotel rooms? Like room service menus, available services, and stuff like that? Well, at the Aria in Las Vegas, where I was staying during CES, Luria Petrucci yes 5:27 CES 2017: PogoCam makes glasses-worn cameras more fashionable https://geekslife.com/ces-2017-pogocam-makes-glasses-worn-cameras-more-fashionable/ Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:21:03 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95219 https://geekslife.cachefly.net/CES/CES-05.mp4 With Google Glass and others, we've seen the concept of cameras attached to glasses. But the effect has been a bit clunky up until now. PogoCam brings a small 5MP 720p camera to a pair of normal-looking glasses, attaching to one of the sidebars. And it can be easily removed if you're in a environment where having a camera on the side of your head isn't appropriate. The glasses are available in many styles and really do just look like the kind of glasses anyone would be wearing. Do these interest you more than styles where the camera is always there? Let me know in the comments! https://geekslife.cachefly.net/CES/CES-05.mp4 With Google Glass and others, we've seen the concept of cameras attached to glasses. But the effect has been a bit clunky up until now. PogoCam brings a small 5MP 720p camera to a pair of normal-looking gl... Luria Petrucci yes 2:24 CES 2017: LG Signature OLED TV W is literally video wallpaper! https://geekslife.com/ces-2017-lg-signature-oled-tv-w-is-literally-video-wallpaper/ Fri, 06 Jan 2017 02:35:37 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95211 https://geekslife.cachefly.net/CES/CES-03.mp4 LG's new Signature TV W, or "Wallpaper" as it's being called, is an impressive demonstration of just how thin a video screen can get. This TV is actually thinner than an iPhone, something that's made possible by the fact that a super-thin (1/10 of an inch) video panel is all you hang on the wall. All the other electronics, including the soundbar, sit in a box below the screen. No information yet on availability or pricing. https://geekslife.cachefly.net/CES/CES-03.mp4 LG's new Signature TV W, or "Wallpaper" as it's being called, is an impressive demonstration of just how thin a video screen can get. This TV is actually thinner than an iPhone, Luria Petrucci yes 2:25 CES 2017: LG Hub robot gives Alexa a friendly face https://geekslife.com/ces-2017-lg-hub-robot-gives-alexa-a-friendly-face/ Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:38:09 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95205 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/CES/CES-02.mp4 Like the idea of Amazon's Alexa, but want it in a package with a little more personality than the Echo? Meet LG's Hub robot, which can act as a friendly go-between with other pieces of smart home technology, as well as offer all the services available through Amazon's Echo. The Hub comes in two sizes, one small, one larger. They have touch screen faces and can even learn each family member's face so it will able to greet you uniquely when it sees you. No word yet on availability or pricing, but these are just one more example of the "Alexa everywhere" phenomenon that is a theme at this year's CES. http://geekslife.cachefly.net/CES/CES-02.mp4 Like the idea of Amazon's Alexa, but want it in a package with a little more personality than the Echo? Meet LG's Hub robot, which can act as a friendly go-between with other pieces of smart home technology... Luria Petrucci yes 2:30 CES 2017: Take a drive into 2030 with the Toyota Concept-i https://geekslife.com/ces-2017-take-a-drive-into-2030-with-the-toyota-concept-i/ Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:45:32 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95196 https://geekslife.cachefly.net/CES/CES-01.mp4 Want a glimpse of what you may be driving in the future? Check out Toyota's Concept-i, envisioned as a car for 2030! I love the idea of displays on the outside of the car to allow you to message other drivers, like to thank them for letting you into traffic! A big motivator for Toyota on this car is to lower the number of driving deaths to zero. Driving is actually pretty safe right now considering how many miles are driven, but the AI in Concept-i aims to make things even better. https://geekslife.cachefly.net/CES/CES-01.mp4 Want a glimpse of what you may be driving in the future? Check out Toyota's Concept-i, envisioned as a car for 2030! - I love the idea of displays on the outside of the car to allow you to message other d... Luria Petrucci yes 3:27 Control your Sonos speakers directly from your Spotify app! https://geekslife.com/control-your-sonos-speakers-directly-from-your-spotify-app/ Fri, 16 Dec 2016 23:00:02 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95168 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL49.mp4 Real quick piece of housekeeping before we get to Spotify! In a few days, I’m hitting my 11th year of doing tech videos online. That’s insane!!! It’s because of that, I can count more than 1 BILLION video views under my belt and over 3500 videos created. In 2017, I want to make Geeks Life AWESOME! As you know, I run two brands. Geeks Life and Live Streaming Pros. I can’t do everything I want by myself. So I’m looking for some additional hosts to join me on the Geeks Life network. If that’s something you’re interested in, email me! luria@geekslife.com Okay, so…. If you use both Spotify and Sonos, your life just got a bit more simple. Once you update Spotify, and connect it to your Sonos account, you’ll see a little button in the bottom right corner. Click that, then choose the speaker, or group of speakers, to connect to. It’s super simple, there’s not much to go over in terms of the how. Though there’s one thing you should know. It sees the speakers from Sonos. That means that if you have a group of speakers set on Sonos, it’ll see that GROUP not the individual speakers. You can not control which speakers are grouped or the individual volume of each speaker from Spotify. Spotify sees the group as a SINGLE speaker. Where Sonos sees the group PLUS individual speakers. So there is a bit of limitation, but it’s AWESOME to be able to do this! Here’s my main reason why. I used to do a lot of discovery in Spotify. Browsing around for new artists and looking for new types of music. It’s so easy in Spotify, and much harder in Sonos. So now, I look forward to getting BACK to my discovery processes now! What about you? Are you going to use Spotify to control your Sonos speakers? Let me know in the comments! http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL49.mp4 Real quick piece of housekeeping before we get to Spotify! In a few days, I’m hitting my 11th year of doing tech videos online. That’s insane!!! It’s because of that, Luria Petrucci yes 2:56 Tech in your bed with the Eight Smart Mattress https://geekslife.com/tech-in-your-bed-with-the-eight-smart-mattress/ Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:00:34 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95157 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL48.mp4 Tech in your mattress? It’s been coming for a while, and it’s continuing to move along with a new smart mattress called the Eight Smart Mattress. Will you be getting one? Tech is entering every part of our lives in a big way, even helping us get better sleep at night. There have been tech-filled mattresses for years now, but they’re starting to get interesting. The Eight has 5 layers. A bunch of high density foam and memory foam and supportive transition foam and even reactive foam. And then there’s the technology layer. It tracks your sleep trends. Your breathing. Your body temperature. It can tell when you’ve fallen deep and when you’re tossing and turning. It’ll warm your bed up. And if your partner likes it a different temperature, it can adjust accordingly. Which I freakin’ love! But it is manual - you set the preferred temperature. It doesn’t automatically adjust from what I can tell. Here’s why that would be important. I, like many other people, tend to feel cold when in bed, but in fact radiate heat. Much to our partner’s discomfort! I wonder how this mattress would handle that. If I set it to a lower temperature to accommodate for my heat on the outside, would I feel colder? Or would it help balance out? That would be awesome if that’s possible! It can connect to other smart home products through If this than that. And it has a smart alarm. It’ll sense where you are in your sleep cycle. When you’re in a light sleep stage, it’ll wake you up. Instead of in full REM when it can be a jarring experience and actually put you in a bad mood! So… it’s $950. What do you think? Do you want smart tech in your mattress? Leave a comment below! http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL48.mp4 Tech in your mattress? It’s been coming for a while, and it’s continuing to move along with a new smart mattress called the Eight Smart Mattress. Will you be getting one? - Luria Petrucci yes 2:57 Review: Krups Savoy EC314 and Krups GX5000 Professional Burr Grinder https://geekslife.com/review-krups-savoy-ec314-and-krups-gx5000-professional-burr-grinder/ Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:00:16 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95151 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL47.mp4 Need a coffee maker this holiday, for you or someone else? Here’s the one I suggest! Oh… and a coffee grinder as well! Last week, I gave you my top 5 gadgets I actually used. I totally forgot about my phone… which like… everyone pointed out. Yes, yes! I use my phone all day every day. I ALSO forgot the coffee maker and coffee grinder. I’ll admit, I forgot because I’ve been being lazy and using the other coffee machine with k-cups. But I ran out this weekend and decided to use the actual coffee maker! I love this Krups Savoy. It’s $79. It’s simple with all the right settings. But for a year it’s produced great coffee! It’s been super reliable! You can choose between regular or bold. It has the "hey… I’m only making enough coffee for myself" setting. "Keep warm" will keep the coffee warm for up to 4 hours. And best of all, the auto-on feature lets me make the coffee at night and wake up to the perfect smell! The only thing I wish it had was a water line indicator. Sometimes I forget how many cups of water I just put in so I can match the amount of coffee. If I’m making coffee in the morning, it’s easy to forget quickly… since you know… I haven’t had any coffee yet! I’m not a creature of habit - I make a different amount on different days, depending on if Phillip the Producer is coming over. He drinks a lot! Of coffee! Well… and beer too. But I was talking about coffee. The grinder I think I love even more! It’s a burr grinder that has 9 levels of grind - from coarse to fine. Actually they say 45 settings, divided into 9 steps. The little lip that lets the grinds go into the container actually serves as a perfect scoop sifter to level out the amount of grinds you get. You do have to clean it out from time to time, but I think that’s true of every grinder. It’s $49. So… if you’re looking for a good coffee gift this holiday, I recommend these! What coffee maker do you use? Or do you just go to Starbucks? Leave a comment below! http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL47.mp4 Need a coffee maker this holiday, for you or someone else? Here’s the one I suggest! Oh… and a coffee grinder as well! - Last week, I gave you my top 5 gadgets I actually used. Luria Petrucci yes 3:32 Black Friday be damned! https://geekslife.com/black-friday-be-damned/ Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:45 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95145 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL46.mp4 Okay, I’m about to piss some of you off. Are you ready? Every year I do a gift guide or 15 of ‘em. It’s kinda been my thing, but I gotta be honest, this year I just couldn’t. Every time I sat down to try, I wanted to gag at the amount of “buy, buy, buy”. Shit you don’t need. But want ‘cause it’s cool. Cause it’s the latest and greatest? Cause it makes you look cool. I can’t do it this year. I can’t sit here and tell you the stuff you should buy because I only want you to buy what you really NEED! There are amazing gadgets out there! Technology that really can make a difference in your LIFE! But heck… how many piles do you have of gadgets that didn’t really get used that much before you moved on to the next thing? David and I are about to go on a complete purge and get rid of everything that doesn’t bring us joy… or has some REASON to be in our lives. All the clutter and junk is driving me crazy! So, this year, why don’t you try just buying the things that will mean something to you? Regardless of if it’s a good deal or not! I’ll tell you what tech I have that I LOVE. That makes me happy. That adds value to my life. And I’d like to hear the same from you. Starting with Sonos. We have a Sonos speaker in every room of our house. Music is constantly filling this house with sounds that make me happy. That move me. That calm me when I’m stressed. Or set the mood when needed. I’d say Sonos is the number one gadget in my life that I couldn’t live without. Outside of my Macbook, that is! You know how I feel about the new Macs, so I’m still on on that’s considered ancient now! Tied for third, for me, is Alexa. I love the usefulness, but I really think Google Home will become a more useful device for me as the software develops. The other part to this tie is my iPad Pro and the Smart keyboard combo. I use it every day during our live streams for Live Streaming Pros. And I often take it on the go to keep being productive even when I have to jump in the car or on a plane! Don’t worry… David’s driving in that whole typing while on the move scenario! My Acer HDMI monitor is vital to my daily work life. I HAVE to have a second screen! And then there’s …. I think that’s it. 5 devices. They’re not the newest and shiniest. But they make a difference in my life. And this is Geeks Life after all. So… let’s hear your list! What are the things that you can’t live without? And this holiday season… instead of getting caught up in deals and presents and stuff that doesn’t matter… how about we focus on the people around us, making a difference in other’s lives in ways that are much longer lasting than any gadget? Okay… now you can tell me how pissed off you are about my new take on the holidays… But I do want to hear YOUR list. So leave a comment! http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL46.mp4 Okay, I’m about to piss some of you off. Are you ready? Every year I do a gift guide or 15 of ‘em. - It’s kinda been my thing, but I gotta be honest, this year I just couldn’t. Every time I sat down to try, Luria Petrucci yes 4:25 The new MacBook Pro is here! But is it for you? https://geekslife.com/the-new-macbook-pro-is-here-but-is-it-for-you/ Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:07 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95135 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL45.mp4 Reviews are starting to come out for the new Macbook Pro’s with the Touch Bar. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons! I used to buy every new gadget I could get my hands on. But let me be completely honest here. I don’t anymore. I prefer to spend my money on tech that actually improves my lifestyle… stuff that makes my life better rather than sits on a shelf collecting dust after a month… and help you do the same. That’s why I haven’t bought the new Macbook Pro with the Touch Bar just yet. Because as awesome as it LOOKS… I’m skeptical. Let me explain. Yes, the new Macbook Pro is thinner. Faster. Lighter. All around a better computer. Heck...it’s new. It better be! But when it comes to the touch bar, I was having a real hard time seeing if it would FOR SURE be useful… or just a pretty bar of lights that sits there glowing at me and reminding me daily how much I paid for this thing that I don’t use.. I don’t look at my keypad when I’m typing. I’m looking at the screen. So predictive word suggestions… didn’t really appeal to me because I think I would FORGET to look at them. I don’t use them that often on my phone. Do you? Shortcuts on the Touch Bar… yeah, that’s closer for me. I dug the idea of it. But then I thought… I’m so used to my keyboard shortcuts. I use them without thinking. But maybe it would help with shortcuts I don’t yet know or have a habit of using yet. Creative controls. I don’t edit my videos or do Photoshop. Phillip, our editor and producer, uses keyboard shortcuts primarily for editing video, so not sure if he’d find it useful. Paul Dixon, who does all our graphics, says he isn’t sure if he would use it for Photoshop. And so it’s been going. Around and around in my head. It LOOKS so cool! I WANT to love it. I do love the IDEA of it. But I just keep thinking… am I going to ACTUALLY use it? And as I’ve been looking at the reviews, I’m not persuaded. However, Rene Ritchie from iMore has me almost there with his review: https://youtu.be/YqerYZ3jqbM He makes it look seamless and natural to use. So here’s what I’ve decided. I think it’s all about habits. Something like this would cause me to create NEW habits. Moving my fingers in a different way. Looking at different places while working. Programming my brain and hands to work together towards a new goal. And hey… maybe it’s worth doing that. Maybe I’m just being silly. After all, didn’t the iPhone require new habits? Though to be fair, that felt so damn natural I didn’t FEEL like I was having to create habits. I’m definitely going to be trying it out, but not sure about buying it until I do. So… what do YOU think? Are you excited about it? Skeptical like me? Think I’m being an old fart? Leave a comment below! I’d like to hear. http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL45.mp4 Reviews are starting to come out for the new Macbook Pro’s with the Touch Bar. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons! - I used to buy every new gadget I could get my hands on. Luria Petrucci yes 3:58 Review: Fibbage – A quiz game with a twist! https://geekslife.com/review-fibbage-a-quiz-game-with-a-twist/ Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:00:59 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95094 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL44.mp4 Over the weekend, David and I played a game and I had so much fun I had to share! Now, this isn’t exactly new, but it’s new to me, so it’s bound to be new to many of you! Fibbage is a quiz game from Jackbox you play on your TV. But each participant uses their phones to try and stump their opponents. You can play with two people or up to 8. Find the game on Xbox One, PS3 or PS4. You can even get it on FireTV, Steam, the Mac App Store, AppleTV, and more. It’s $6.99 or $9.99 depending on where you get it and what version. Once it’s pulled up on the TV, you connect your devices - a phone, tablet or computer. Anything with a browser. You’ll get a code. Enter that code and you join the game. One player chooses a category. Then a question is asked. Each player gets a chance to write in their own LIE. Choose something you think will stump the other players! Then all the options are gathered and everyone chooses what they think the TRUTH is. Points are given or taken away based on whether you guess the TRUTH or another player’s lie. And if another player chooses YOUR lie, you win points of course. It’s a fun game, and tests your knowledge of the other person! I love the integration of the mobile devices in conjunction with the TV. Really well done. Lots of laughs and I encourage you to play with your friends! What games do you play? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear! http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL44.mp4 - Over the weekend, David and I played a game and I had so much fun I had to share! - Now, this isn’t exactly new, but it’s new to me, so it’s bound to be new to many of you! - Luria Petrucci yes 3:01 Chair Workouts to keep you fit with Donovan Green https://geekslife.com/donovangreen/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:00:45 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95086 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL43.mp4 We're all spending so much time in chairs, in front of computers, and our health is taking a hit. Standup desks can help, burt they're still a new concept and most people don't have them. What they do have is a chair! Donovan Green, personal trainer to Dr. Oz, joined us to talk about his Chair Workouts. They're a set of exercises anyone can do, while sitting in their chair at home or in the office. Donovan showed us several that are great for stretching muscles and lessening stress and tension. For more from him, check out our interview with him over on Live Streaming Pros, where he shared tips for overcoming the hardships and discouragements that can be a part of life. As Donovan says, "Movement is the purpose of living! So get up and move!" You can check him out out on Facebook, and with his book, “No Excuses Fitness“! http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL43.mp4 We're all spending so much time in chairs, in front of computers, and our health is taking a hit. Standup desks can help, burt they're still a new concept and most people don't have them. Luria Petrucci yes 19:40 Review: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge https://geekslife.com/review-samsung-galaxy-s7-edge/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:43:18 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95074 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL42.mp4 For the past 2 years, I have been in love with my MOTO X Pure Edition, but Motorola, or Lenovo, decided they weren’t going to make them anymore. They decided to go with the MOTO Z, which is modular, and that’s cool and all, but I am not on board... so I decided to move to a new phone... and ended up with the Samsung S7 Edge... The story of my phones… Ok, so going back to 2013, I found and fell in love with the Motorola MOTO X. It had features unlike any phone on the market, and was assembled in the US. That is also important to me. At the time, I was an iPhone user. I had tried several of the Samsung devices, including the non-explosive note... sorry Samsung... and I just hated the operating system. Samsung seems to think I wanted all their crap apps on my phone eating up my already limited storage space. Well, they were wrong. So wrong in fact, that both times I tried to step away from Apple, I came running back like a scared kid watching IT for the first time. This left a very bad taste in my mouth for Samsung, and made me never want to try them again... until I saw an ad for the S4. That phone made me want it. Bad. So again, I went into the store... AT&T at that time... and I got one. At first I was ok with it, but after just a week, I was done. So, I went back to my iPhone, and gave the S4 to my son. And of course he loved it, because it was his first brand new phone. Anyway, fast forward to the day I saw an ad where a guy said to his phone, that was laying on his night stand, Ok MOTO X, set an alarm for 8:00 AM. And the phone did it. Just like that. I had to see this. This is what I needed to take over the world! I mean... sorry... this is what I needed to SAVE the world... So… once they were available, I ordered one... and I loved it. The axe chop to turn on the light...the shake to wake the camera...auto text when I was in meetings...I mean, this thing turned me into an efficient machine. Even more efficient than HAL5000! https://youtu.be/ARJ8cAGm6JE?t=59s In 2015, Motorola, now Lenovo for whatever reason, launched the MOTO X Pure Edition. This was by far one of the coolest looking phones I had ever seen. I just wanted to hold it, and hug it and pet it and name it George... ummmm sorry. I just loved it. I have had this phone and it has been good to me, but it is starting to die. It is not holding a charge as long as it used to. It’s not waking when I say “Avengers Assemble” as well as it used to, and she is just showing her age... and so, I decided I must move on, so the quest began. Could anything replace the MOTO X Pure Edition? First, I looked at MOTO’s new option, the Z. I was curious, as it is modular, and that did pique my interest, but after watching several reviews, I decided that it just wasn’t for me. Camera is very important to me, and this one just does not deliver in that area. Motorola really never has. So, I decided I would look back at the iPhone. The 7 Plus to be exact. This thing looks amazing with it’s dual cameras and cool colors, and with the new iOS 10, so many improvements, that I thought I would be able to make my way back to Apple... I was also looking at the Samsung Note 7. But, for obvious reasons, I decided not to go with that one, and it’s official... Samsung has dropped that phone from the market... but I knew Samsung does VERY well with the camera. I was and AM a huge fan of the Samsung Galaxy Camera... so it just made sense. Enter the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Well, after watching about 50 videos comparing the iPhone with the Samsung S7 Edge, and then finally taking a trip to Willy Wonka's electronic factory... I mean Best Buy... and touching and playing with them and looking at the camera... I found several differences. The iPhone, while it takes GREAT images, just did not have the color and vibrancy the S7 images have. They looked very clear, they just didn’t look as good. http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL42.mp4 - For the past 2 years, I have been in love with my MOTO X Pure Edition, but Motorola, or Lenovo, decided they weren’t going to make them anymore. They decided to go with the MOTO Z, which is modular, David Foster yes 7:34 WHAT?! There’s now a Wonder Woman adult coloring book! https://geekslife.com/what-theres-now-a-wonder-woman-adult-coloring-book/ Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:00:03 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95037 https://youtu.be/TIWk13X6uiY We’re a little obsessed with Adult Coloring Books around here. And I’m a little obsessed with Wonder Woman. So imagine my joy when the two worlds came together. The Wonder Woman Coloring Book has arrived! First off, let’s talk about what an adult coloring book is for those of you thinking a WHAT? It’s a big trend lately, and we got sucked in. Big time. Adult coloring books are just like kid’s coloring books EXCEPT more intricate. More detail. Smaller detail. Some of the pages are pretty damn intense! They’re used for fun, but also for stress relief. For insomnia. To calm the brain. We live in a 24/7 go-go-go world with massive amounts of stimuli. David and I will just take a moment away from the computer. Turn on some music and sit down to silently focus on one task. It’s like a form of meditation, actually. So when I heard that Insight Editions were releasing the Wonder Woman coloring book this week to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman with DC Comics, I said “hell yes” I want that! The pages are from many of the artists from the history of DC and their unique interpretations of Wonder Woman’s adventures. It’s $11. They also have a DC Comics book with all the various characters. And then I started exploring all the comic book coloring books they have on Amazon and had to slowly… step… away… from the computer. It WILL take you awhile to get through a single book, so keep that in mind when you’re buying. Product Pics Wonder Woman on the Geeks Life set Have you jumped into Adult Coloring books? I’d love to see some of your colorings! Leave a link below! https://youtu.be/TIWk13X6uiY - We’re a little obsessed with Adult Coloring Books around here. And I’m a little obsessed with Wonder Woman. So imagine my joy when the two worlds came together. The Wonder Woman Coloring Book has arrived! - First off, Luria Petrucci yes 2:59 The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dead https://geekslife.com/the-samsung-note-7-is-dead/ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:34:16 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95027 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL40.mp4 I really, really, really don’t want to do this episode! This sucks. Samsung’s new and improved Note 7 with perfect and thoroughly tested batteries turns out to be not so perfect after all. MORE reports of exploding batteries from the REPLACEMENT Note 7s have caused major issues, and have stopped production altogether. The Note 7 is dead. Let’s talk about why it happened - new reports give us more information, and what to do if you have a replacement Note 7. On Friday’s LIVE show… which by the way, be sure to join us THIS Friday (and every week) at our BRAND NEW time at 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern geekslife.live for our weekly tech news wrap up show! We love hanging out with you to wrap up the week! But on last Friday’s show, we talked about the first report of Samsung’s new replacement phones that had expanded and smoked and burned a hole in the carpet of an airplane. No injuries. I had REALLY been hoping that was a one-off. Over the weekend, the count was already at 5, and earlier this week Samsung decided to halt production of the NEW Note 7s. Then, a day later, they said.. "We recently readjusted the production volume for thorough investigation and quality control, but putting consumer safety as top priority, we have reached a final decision to halt production of Galaxy Note 7s," Here’s the thing. Bad batteries happen. To everyone. Remember the exploding iPhones? It happens. But this situation Samsung has found itself in is bad. They were too slow to respond and the message to original Note 7 owners didn’t get TO them fast enough or loudly enough. There was more that could have been done to quickly get the recall taken care of and they would have had less issues and outcry than they had. There are preliminary reports that aren’t official yet, but it’s looking like the reason for the issues is that the way it was manufactured, there was pressure placed on plates contained within battery cells. That brought negative and positive poles into contact. The insulation between the two was too thin. If you have one, an original or a replacement - you NEED to return it. All major US carriers at least will exchange the phone and it won’t matter if you’re past the return date policy. You won’t be able to get a new Note 7 so maybe you should consider the S7 which doesn’t have this battery problem, and which David is reviewing this week. Be sure to watch that review! Has this affected you? I’d love to hear your story. Leave a comment! And please share this video with a friend. http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL40.mp4 - I really, really, really don’t want to do this episode! This sucks. Samsung’s new and improved Note 7 with perfect and thoroughly tested batteries turns out to be not so perfect after all. Luria Petrucci yes 3:07 Food of the Gods: The history of chocolate https://geekslife.com/food-of-the-gods-the-history-of-chocolate/ Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:18:07 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=95016 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL33.mp4 We all love chocolate. All of us. Yes, even that guy over there who's trying to deny it. But where did this wonder food come from? What's the real story behind chocolate? And what's so manly about a Yorkie bar? The answers will shock you!   http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL33.mp4 - We all love chocolate. All of us. Yes, even that guy over there who's trying to deny it. But where did this wonder food come from? What's the real story behind chocolate? David Foster yes 53:40 My first time disc golfing! https://geekslife.com/my-first-time-disc-golfing/ Thu, 06 Oct 2016 03:56:08 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=94948 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL35.mp4 I had never gone disc golfing, so we hit the park so I could give it a try. And not just any disc golf, but shield slinging with Captain America discs! But before we got down to serious competition, we had FUN playing with all the cool diversions - a xylophone, an upside down tree, and geese! Thanks to Dynamic Discs for the awesome Cap discs! http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL35.mp4 - I had never gone disc golfing, so we hit the park so I could give it a try. And not just any disc golf, but shield slinging with Captain America discs! - But before we got down to serious competition, Luria Petrucci yes 1:01:33 Snapchat puts a camera in your Spectacles https://geekslife.com/snapchat-puts-a-camera-in-your-spectacles/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:04:45 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=94952 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL32.mp4 Snap (formerly Snapchat) is getting into the glasses business! Their $130 Spectacles will allow you to make a spectacle of yourself as you breeze through your day, posting everything you point your head at to Snapchat. It's like the dream you never knew you had, isn't it? That empty space in your soul is now filled. $130 is certainly a more appealing price point than the $1,500 that it cost people to get a pair of Google Glass, and Spectacles are styled like sunglasses, so they may not attract as much attention. You can decide it that is good or bad. http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL32.mp4 - Snap (formerly Snapchat) is getting into the glasses business! Their $130 Spectacles will allow you to make a spectacle of yourself as you breeze through your day, David Foster yes 51:34 DJI Osmo Mobile first look https://geekslife.com/dji-osmo-mobile-first-look/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:29:09 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=94927 https://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL31.mp4 Holy cow! That is all I am going to say about that! This thing is amazing. So, I have to admit. When we first took the DJI Osmo Mobile out of the box, we were a bit put off. Because it didn't come with a USB outlet for the charger that came with it, and I added the multi charger, which also didn't have a power brick in order to charge the batteries. So, if I didn't have extra USB plugs laying around, or didn't happen to have a DJI Phantom 4 charger, I would be SOL right now. I don't think it would be too much to include all you need in one package to get this thing going...but all that aside, I have to admit, this thing is kinda amazing! So, let's look first at what is actually in the box... Yep! That is about it, aside from the instruction manuals, which are not really clear. Just make sure when you are first setting up the app, you select the correct device like the gif below. This is where I got confused... Just make sure that when you are selecting the OSMO, you select the Mobile. I didn't even realize that was a drop down. Maybe I am slower than most. :) Anyway, this thing is pretty cool. I can't wait to get out and play with it in a real world environment. What do YOU think? Do you plan on trying one? Have you already? Let me know in the comments below! https://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL31.mp4 - Holy cow! That is all I am going to say about that! This thing is amazing. - So, I have to admit. When we first took the DJI Osmo Mobile out of the box, we were a bit put off. David Foster yes 18:27 DJI Phantom 4 Drone fun! https://geekslife.com/28-dji-phantom-4-drone-fun/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:11:51 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=94372 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL28.mp4 Our Mobile Monday gadget today is a DJI Phantom 4 Drone! David shows off the sports mode (fly for 60 mile per hour!), object avoidance, and the ability to take pictures while recording a video! This content is made possible by our GEEKS+ Patrons! You can get even more content, like behind the scenes videos, access to our private Slack chat, private movie nights, your name in the credits and more by becoming a GEEKS+ Patron. Just head over to Patreon.com/GeeksLife and donate what you can. http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL28.mp4 - Our Mobile Monday gadget today is a DJI Phantom 4 Drone! David shows off the sports mode (fly for 60 mile per hour!), object avoidance, and the ability to take pictures while recording a video! - Luria Petrucci yes 25:59 iPhone 7, AirPods & the watch that spits https://geekslife.com/27-iphone7/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 22:26:57 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=94348 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL27.mp4 We were live during the Apple event today for the iPhone 7 (which doesn't have that headphone jack) and the Apple Watch Series 2. This is our 10 minute break down of what everything means! Our Mobile Monday gadget today is a DJI Phantom 4 Drone! David shows off the sports mode (fly for 60 mile per hour!), object avoidance, and the ability to take pictures while recording a video! This content is made possible by our GEEKS+ Patrons! You can get even more content, like behind the scenes videos, access to our private Slack chat, private movie nights, your name in the credits and more by becoming a GEEKS+ Patron. Just head over to Patreon.com/GeeksLife and donate what you can. http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL27.mp4 - We were live during the Apple event today for the iPhone 7 (which doesn't have that headphone jack) and the Apple Watch Series 2. - This is our 10 minute break down of what everything means! - Luria Petrucci yes 10:32 Review: Marley Chant Sport waterproof speaker https://geekslife.com/26-review-marley-chant-sport-waterproof-speaker/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 19:47:38 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=94304 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL26.mp4 For Mobile Monday, David and I headed out to the river to put the Marley Chant Sport, the Exogear Eco Stone and the Hercules Waterproof speakers to the test. We also put the Olympus TG-Tracker waterproof camera to the test. That requires some more testing, and we’ll keep you updated on that. Mobile Monday is the show where you get to watch the review process. Lots of you had questions and thoughts on the speakers, so I’ve worked those into this review. Thank you for your participation! Let’s take a quick look at what we put it up against. While testing, we were at a river. While it’s a beautiful location, there was quite a bit of noise from the water flowing over rocks. But I feel like that really put these things to the test because when you’re outdoors in the water, you often want LOUD sound. Something where you can leave it one place, move downstream, or across the pool, or whatever… but you want to be able to hear it over laughter and screaming and water rushes. Right? Hercules WAE Rush That requirement immediately removed the Hercules. It’s $115. It has good sound, but it wasn’t nearly loud enough. I had to put it up to my ear to hear it over the water. In a quiet environment, you’ll find the highs were blown out. Exogear Eco Stone The Exogear Eco Stone was definitely LOUD! And it’s definitely rugged. It’s a little too big for my taste and at $125, it’s the most expensive of the 3. While it was loud, we found the lows distorted and muffled. And those of you watching on our LIVE show this week during the live demo hands down put it out of the running. Marley Chant Sport Now… the Marley Chant Sport comes in at $99. The lowest price of the three. It’s no surprise, coming from House of Marley, that the sound was near perfect. It was definitely LOUD with no distortion. It was also more rugged than I expected. We dropped it into the water and threw it against a rock, and there’s not a scratch on it. It floats well. You can dunk it and still get sound. However after about 10 seconds of being submerged, the bluetooth connection disconnects. But bring it out of the water, and it immediately reconnects and when you hit play, all is well with the world. It comes with a small carabiner. I like that they thought to include that. Now, it’s not a super tough one, so if you’re going to use and abuse the carabiner connection, you’ll probably want to replace it with a heavier duty one. The speaker sheds water like rain falling on a duck. And when it’s “wet”... it never really feels wet or slippery. It’s made out of regrind silicone rubber, which is a sustainable and eco-friendly material. It’s light weight - 1.2 pounds. And it’s built to fit into the cup holder in your car, which is a really nice feature actually. The design is just plain well thought through and beautiful. And there are none of those heavy duty “waterproof features” like a twist cap to even get into the charging port or the power button. They accomplished waterproof with just a pull up tab. While it doesn’t have a button to answer your phone calls ON the speaker, it does serve as a speakerphone when you answer a call on your phone. You’ll need to transfer the audio on the call to the speaker. Join the LIVE show! Thanks again to all of you who helped with the review during the LIVE show. We are live every week day at 10 AM Pacific at geekslife.live, in addition to the 2 short form episodes we release each week. And thanks for your support of the show. We can’t do this show without you, and really appreciate each and every dollar you’re able to help out with. Get rewards for your support on Patreon. http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL26.mp4 - For Mobile Monday, David and I headed out to the river to put the Marley Chant Sport, the Exogear Eco Stone and the Hercules Waterproof speakers to the test. - Luria Petrucci yes 4:38 Mobile Monday: All Trails app https://geekslife.com/25-all-trails-app/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:40:25 +0000 https://geekslife.com/?p=94197 http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL25.mp4 This is the start of "Mobile Monday", which is all about getting AWAY from our computer screens and enjoying the world around us! Don't worry... you can still use tech to do it! ;) Today we're taking a look at the All Trails app on iOS and Android. It'll help you find trails around you to explore. There are three levels of trails you'll find: Easy Moderate Hard You can filter by all kinds of preferences (which I show you in the video). It's free with in-app purchases. Curious about the #GeekFit Challenge? #GeekFit is a challenge that starts on September 5th to create a healthier lifestyle, and the best part is... you have a built in support system with a community ready to tackle it together! Good days and bad... successes and "failures"... we're here for you! Join the challenge by signing up at GeeksLife.com/Fit - then we'll invite you to the "Challenge App", which is on iOS and Android (and free). You want to be in our "team" so we can all chat and keep each other accountable along the way. We'll be following the 21 Day Fix program. You can EITHER... Join us in doing the 21 Day Fix. It's all about doing something for 21 days to create that habit in your life. (We're coaches and by using this link, you'll get a discount on the program and Shakeology... I can't believe how tasty it is BTW haha!) Do your own thing! Choose your workout and commit to it in the Challenge app. Whatever you decide to do, we'll do it together! http://geekslife.cachefly.net/GL/GL25.mp4 - This is the start of "Mobile Monday", which is all about getting AWAY from our computer screens and enjoying the world around us! Don't worry... you can still use tech to do it! ;) - Luria Petrucci yes 16:51