Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wind-Down Wednesday Summer Mix tape 2013

If you can dream it you can do it! Sure, many people will say that this is one of those sayings that is misleading and only builds up a false sense of hope among people. I am a believer in the dream, do, be mentality and here is why. Years ago we moved to the UAE where I took up a position as a professor, associate professor today, at Zayed University. In the time between 2000 and 2013 I got into radio as a producer/presenter, only to hear CBC like radio in the UAE. I did not have any formal broadcast experience and here I am today a producer/presenter on Dubai Eye. Fast forward to 2013 and a radio program called Wind-Down Wednesday with Paul Kelly of Triplew.me. Wind-Down Wednesday is a forum, open mic if you like, to regional indie music talent. We have been playing indie music from the region on the show and several weeks ago wondered if we could pull together a mix tape of our favorite songs from the season. How hard would it be to get 12 artists to give us the rights to create a free download of their music? Really hard. How hard would it be to create a CD cover that looks good and has all the relevant information? Hard. How hard would it be to put the package together and make it sound great? DOes anyone have the time? If you can dream it you can do it! Paul did all the hard work and made the mix tape happen, you can get the download below or give it a listen.
FrontCover_SummerMix2013 Cover
 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

TechTalk Show Notes JUNE 25/2013


James Piecowye #nightlinedxb


Joined by
Andrew Thomas
Managing Director of NEXA
www.digitalnexa.com
Driving on the digital media highway developing engaging platforms for brands, companies and individuals alike
Twitter @digigeekster






GEEK DROOL

Using a Kensington Bluetooth Keyboard with my Note2, cool!


The glove phone!


Imagine clothing that changed its look if you are looking at it!




REVIEW

THESE ARE GREAT SOUND AND GREAT VALUE 2 THUMBS UP!

  • SONY MDR-XB920 599DHS

  • good value for the price
  • http://www.sony-asia.com/product/mdr-xb920
Interesting ear cups, pressure-relieving cushions
impedance 24 ohm
(below 25 requires less power for good sound 25+ more power for good audio levels)
frequency 3-28000hz
The audible bandwidth for most human ears is 20 Hz - 20kHz anything out of that range is for super heroes. Ultra-low frequencies less than 20Hz are more felt than heard. So, don't even consider buying anything with 16Hz - 20kHz - it is basically a marketing gimmick to get your money. You generally assume the wider the range - the better, right? not likely!!! Beware of claims like this. Anything less than 20Hz is simply not worth it..
WHAT WE LOOKED AT TLAST WEEK.


SENN’s Momentum Last week
Impedance
18 Ω
Frequency response
16 - 22000 Hz
Sound pressure level (SPL)
110 dB
THD, total harmonic distortion
< 0.5 %
Sennheiser Momentum Black cans
-awesome leather finish
-minimalist


Ear coupling
Circumaural
Transducer principle
Dynamic, closed
Weight
approx. 190 g
Load rating
200 mW





NEWS

1. Time to start thinking about the mobile devices people are consuming content on, not really thought of that much actually. Well here is a great start with music!
the app


2. More apps, instgram adds video #instavine ;) - mixed reviews


http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/23/video-killed-the-instagram-star/






3. So do you have recourse if those pics you post on facebook are used?
Maybe!


4. talking about alienware last week look at this from Razer - handheld gaming at a new level




5. starwars geekfest - very useful here!




6. SONY has a new 6.4 inch phone, even I wonder if anyone will buy it as a phone.





7. Android and Apple devices can make use of the BlackBerry personal/work space service! Will we buy in?




8. Just Odd!


9. Intel & Toshiba make an ongoing web film that has audience participation. Alex wakes up every day as a different person but records the person on his laptop!
The Beauty inside!
http://www.thebeautyinsidefilm.com/

Monday, June 24, 2013

CarTalk

Weekly the guys from MotoringME.com join me in studio to talk cars.

Funny, to the point, no holds barred this is a great conversation about anything on 4 wheels.

Here is the link to the show.


GetFit Radio

Marcus Smith from www.innerfight.com joins me on a weekly basis and here is the link tot he podcast!

The Link.

Share your motivation with us.

Customer Service p12

Once again we talk customer service with some good and some bad stories.

Here is the link.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

TechTalk June 18

Here are the show notes from the June 18th TechTalk Show.


GEEK DROOL


Light meter for smartphone

The geekiest parents of all time

We all want one of these! The new Alienware

GetBulb.com ok this is a cool idea, check the video!

Smartphone notifications via a coloured bracelet! Cool.






REVIEW

Sennheiser Momentum Black cans
-awesome leather finish
-minimalist
-nice case for storage of jacks
-can use with your smartphone
-the red wire sends us back to the roots
  • -2 year warranty

Impedance
18 Ω
Frequency response
16 - 22000 Hz
Sound pressure level (SPL)
110 dB
THD, total harmonic distortion
< 0.5 %


Ear coupling
Circumaural
Transducer principle
Dynamic, closed
Weight
approx. 190 g
Load rating
200 mW






NEWS


Is instagram video coming?
Rumours are emerging that Facebook-owned Instagram may reveal a new video service. Facebook is holding a press event at its San Francisco, California, headquarters on 20 June and so far rumours have emerged about a potential news feed to plug the glaring gap left by Google Reader and now video coming to Instagram.
http://instagram.com/press/

Twitter making it easier for us to use the tweets to monetize services!

What’s App! WOW, I was slow to join the use of this but do like it.

I think Apple is losing the plot is there is any truth to the rumours, and we know that there is often some... Maybe they need to watch their own ads?

China has fastest supercomputer... Again


With this timemachine feature FourSquare could be interesting...


Pingdom News








Tech History


June 20, 1975: Jaws was released

June 10, 1977: Apple II ships

June 11, 1980: Stever Ballmer joins Microsoft

June 15, 1667: First human blood transfusion (used sheep’s blood)