How to Stay Safe While Being Targeted by Fireworks!

John P on GeekBeat Episode 897

A homemade suit that will keep you safe from fireworks, the most amazing motorcycle helmet ever, a heads-up display for using your phone in your car, connecting easily to the internet of things, what sleep trackers tell us about earthquakes, and a lightbulb that changes color based on your choice of movies!

BitTorrent Sync 1.4 – Sync Your Phone or Tablet with OSX, Windows or Linux for FREE!

BitTorrent Sync Blog Image Today the good folks behind BitTorrent released Sync version 1.4, and I gotta tell you – it’s a fantastic way to sync your phone with a desktop computer. For example, if you have a Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note or anything else that normally uses Samsung’s proprietary Kies application, you can dump it immediately […]

David Tennant is in the Geek House

David Tennant We have a lot of cool stuff hanging on the walls in the Geek House. Our friend Steve Thompson (laser harpist extraordinaire!) wanted to bring something special to add to our collection, so he went above and beyond in scaring up this autographed photo of 10th Doctor David Tennant, personalized to Cali and me. […]

Brightening the World on Cue with DMX512

John P and Cali Lewis on GeekBeat Episode 891 What is DMX512? DMX512 is a standard to let devices talk to each other, and let one event trigger another. The DMX stands for Digital Multiplex, and 512 is the number of devices that can be addressed through a single wire. We got a walkthrough of the DMX512 world and the elements that make […]

Hide Your Kids! Back to School with John P.

GBTV--0890-Thumb 2 Holy mama! It’s almost back to school time! That can only mean one thing! Back to School Gadgets and Apps. I’m John P. Welcome to Geek Beat. Before we even get started with this big ol list of stuff, I’ll point out that although Apple routinely pisses me off, you should still get a […]