Tuesday, December 30, 2014

TTG - Situational Awareness


Today in this podcast we discuss ARES/RACES and situational awareness. Being prepared for situations even if they are not life threatening. Understanding and knowing your surroundings and tips for situational awareness. We give you tips on situational awareness, discuss situational awareness conditions and colors. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • New Membership Option Coming To The Technology Geek
  • 2 new podcast networks
  • Situational Awareness
  • Sony Hack
  • New Language Features in Visual Basic 14
  • Amazon Instant Video now streams in 4K
  • Yahoo launches its own mobile developer conference
  • CBS returns to Dish after 12-hour blackout
  • Mozilla makes Firefox for iOS a priority again
  • The Pirate Bay Raided By Police, Site Down
  • Spotify now lets you find out the top tracks amongst your friends
  • Instagram tops 300 million active users, likely bigger than Twitter
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • What do you think CM Punk in UFC?
  • Did you get your Apple ringtones back?
  • Which is better Chromecast or Apple TV?
  • I watch your twitter are a yoga instructor?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

TTG - Elenco Variable Voltage Power Supply Kits


Today in this podcast we discuss Elenco Variable Voltage Power Supply Kits. The Elenco Variable Voltage Power Supply Kit is a decent practical starter kit and is overall good quality. This is more than just a “Insert Part A in location B1″ type kit as it actually teaches what each part of the circuit does educating you on electronic components.  We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • Star Wars Trailer
  • Google Fiber comes to Austin, Texas
  • Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default
  • FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools’ iPad Documents
  • Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market
  • CoreOS Announces Competitor To Docker
  • Microsoft’s Age-Old Image Library ‘Clip Art’ Is No More
  • Bing and Yahoo address European customers requests for removal of search results
  • Netflix CEO say broadcast TV will be dead by 2030
  • New “super WiFi” would have a far wider range than existing WiFi networks
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • What is a good tablet for a senior?
  • What speaker would be best for home theater and music?
  • Should I buy an extended warranty with a plasma TV?
  • When will Netflix replace Silverlight with HTML5?
  • Why does Keychain Access keep popping up on my Mac?
  • Is Blackberry email encrypted?
  • How can I add a Roku with no available HDMI port?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

TTG - SOL Republic HeadPhones

Today in this podcast we discuss SOL Republic HeadPhones. SOL Republic, is hoping to change that with a line of headphones that deliver very good sound and durability for a more affordable price. The company is positioning itself as high-quality and fashionable like Beats, but with affordable models in its lineup. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • Google to launch Time Square’s largest interactive billboard ever
  • Netflix scoops up Tina Fey’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Livestream iOS App Now Broadcasts Your GoPro Shenanigans
  • WeMail makes email more like instant messaging
  • Now e-cigarettes can give you malware
  • Virgin Galactic looks to resume tests in 2015
  • Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion
  • BlackBerry will pay you to dump your iPhone for a Passport
  • You can now edit Microsoft Office documents from within Dropbox
  • Google Chrome Will Block All NPAPI Plugins By Default In January
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • How do I adjust playback settings in netflix to reduce data usage?
  • What alternatives do I have to 4G internet in rural areas?
  • What VPN router should I buy?
  • Should I buy a security cam system with or without dvr?
  • Should I run IP V6 on my web server?

Friday, November 21, 2014

TTG - Bob Heil

Today in this podcast we discuss our conversation with the great Bob Heil as he talks audio quality in music and ham radio. Bob mentions the way we hear out of our ears and microphone quality and development. Bob gives us his backgroud from The Eagles to the Grateful Dead. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • Amazon Fire tablet owners get a deal on Bezos’ Washington Post
  • Tony Hawk Rides a Real Hoverboard, Lives to Skate Another Day
  • Walmart will match Amazon’s prices in all stores
  • Xbox One Finally Gets HBO Go
  • 81% of Tor Users Can Be De-anonymized By Analysing Router Information
  • FreeBSD 10.1 Released
  • Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows
  • Amazon to launch travel service in January
  • Yahoo Set to Become Default Search on Firefox Browser
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • Do I need to buy Photoshop anymore?
  • How do I encrypt my Carbonite data?
  • How can I stream concerts online to my TV?
  • What’s the best password vault?
  • What are the alternatives to iTunes?
  • What kind DVR should I buy?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Street Fighter Mame Cabinet

A friend of mine pointed out that he had just built a Street Fighter Mame gaming cabinet with a 42 inch screen and 2 controllers his goal was to create the ultimate Street Fighter rig to relive his child hood.  For those of you who are like me that had no clue what a Mame Cabinet is I have seen it and I am going to eventually make some time to build one but just to give you an idea of what I am talking about.
I never realized how elaborate you can get with this some people have the trackballs 4 controllers just over the top type cabinets.  My friend dropped a computer inside of his cabinet so he could play multiple roms.  Very cool and good luck to my friend Andrew.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TTG - Microsoft buys Minecraft

Today in this podcast we discuss Larry Ellison leaving Oracle. We talk about iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6.Microsoft buys Minecraft. FCC turns down petition to create a 4 meter band in the US and ARRL Simulated Emergency Test set for October 4-5 weekend. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • Larry Ellson Steps Down CEO Of Oracle
  • Apple Shutting Down Beats
  • iOS 8
  • New iPhone 6
  • Microsoft buys Minecraft
  • FCC Turns Down Petition to Create a 4 Meter Band in the US
  • ARRL Simulated Emergency Test Set for October 4-5 Weekend
  • Microsoft Courts iOS 8 Users With OneDrive Free Space Promotion
  • Google+ accounts no longer needed for new Gmail users
  • SwiftKey Vs. Swype
  • Adobe Acquires Photo-Editing Platform Aviary
  • Skype Gets An iOS 8-Friendly Update With Interactive Notifications
  • Avira Vulnerability Puts Users’ Online Backup Data At Risk
  • Adobe Releases Critical Security Updates for Acrobat and Reader
  • Malicious Kindle Ebook Let Hackers Take Over Your Amazon Account
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • What series do you watch on Netflix?
  • How can I Keep Your Data Secure in the Cloud?
  • Are iOS 8 alternative keyboards secure?
  • What streaming box should I buy?
  • How can I restore my backup quickly from Carbonite?
  • How can I bookmark my audiobooks in iTunes?
  • What website host should I use?

Monday, September 15, 2014

TTG - Office 365


Today in this podcast we discuss and review Office 365 and talk about lots of security news. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • Google Chrome 64-bit Browser Finally Released As a Stable Version
  • TwitPic Going Out Of Business
  • Apple iCloud hack
  • Home Depot Data Breach
  • Dairy Queen Data Breach
  • Firefox 32 Debuts With Public-Key Pinning, Several Security Fixes
  • Microsoft Fixes Broken Security Patch MS14-045
  • PlayStation Network Back Online Following DDoS
  • UPS Admits 51 Stores Hit With Malware For Five Months
  • Fake Flappy Bird App Planted by Hackers to Steal Photos from Device
  • MSN New Look
  • Fake Cell Phone Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • What’s the best phone for someone losing their sight?
  • How can I do a live podcast with a dozen of my friends?
  • Can I use bluetooth with old flip phone?
  • Why is there no metro app for firefox on windows 8.1?
  • Should I buy a Chromebook for school?
  • What should I buy for my first ham radio?
  • Who do you think has better original programing Amazon Prime or Netflix?
  • With winamp gone from android whats go app for mp3?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Monday, September 8, 2014

About Me


Brandon Lipani born May 17, 1985 is a blogger, podcaster, and entrepreneur. As a teenager Brandon was involved in computer votech and pursue college in Information Technology. After graduating college summa cum laude he went on to start his first computer business which became a success then later reincorporated and branched out into advanced systems architecture including linux and windows server infrastructure, routing and security.

Now after the success of his business Brandon has decided to pursue a career in broadcasting. In college Brandon took many classes in speaking which help encourage his pursuit of broadcasting and in 2011 his original podcast was launched The Technology Geek.

The Technology Geek started as a technology podcast but has now branched out into other topics that's how The Brandon Lipani Show Started. Brandon is a model for people to create their own media encouraging viewers and listeners to make copies of his work to increase distribution and get the word out.

Brandon still listens to many radio broadcasters he grew up listening to including Art Bell, Anthony Cumia and Leo Leport.

Brandon’s personal interests are a little scattered.   Brandon enjoys reading great educational books one his favorite authors is Kevin Mitnick his books are always eye openers.  He has read Warren Buffets and Donald Trumps books both men are very intelligent and have great wisdom and ideas.  Brandon enjoys a good novel when he can Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, any of Star Wars Books and good spy mysteries are always good way to spend some reading time.

Brandon is very involved in Ham Radio.Brandon mentions ham radio on many podcasts.

Some other things he enjoy are music, yoga, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and spending time with his wife, daughter and small but yet great group of friends.


Friday, August 15, 2014

TTG - Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

Today in this podcast we discuss podcasting, Barnes and Nobels same day delivery, Amazon Unlimited, Adam Carolla Lawsuit and much more. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet, Black 7-Inch 8GB
  • Adam Carolla Lawsuit
  • Windows 9 start menu return
  • Amazon Unlimited
  • Google and Barnes and Nobels same day delivery
  • Microsoft’s  Raspberry Pi-style mini-PC running Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft readies three new Office 365 plans for small and mid-size businesses
  • Cisco To Slash Up To 6,000 Jobs
  • T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P
  • Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools
  • Amazon Launches a Mobile Card Reader to Undercut Square
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • Home shipping network says roku comes with 4,000 movies?
  • What is great opensource imaging software?
  • Tool to manage google business console?
  • Great opensource platform for hardware design?
  • What is a cryptophone?
  • Why is there no firefox metro app windows 8.1?
  • Can I buy a new phone and keep my unlimited data plan?
  • What is most secure way to do video conferencing?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

J-pole Antenna

I purchased this J-pole Antenna and decided to mount the antenna on a pole outside my house.  I give this pole a lot of credit I am able to get great distance and range on the 2 meter band.  This antenna was defiantly worth the purchase which was reasonable at $35.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

TTG - Comic Con and Field Day 2014


Today in this podcast we discuss Comic Con and Field Day 2014. Were talking about education using Google Docs vs. Microsoft Sky Services. We talk about ebooks and author signings. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • Oracle Buys Micros
  • Comic Con
  • Field Day 2014
  • Microsoft Android Phone
  • Blackberry Bring 200,000 Amazon Apps Phone
  • Amazon Music Service and Google Music Service
  • Microsoft Office vs Google Docs
  • Spotify Adds Whatsapp Support
  • Netflix Gets 31 Emmy Nominations
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • How can I monitor my daughter’s web use?
  • How can I get rid of ads in Yahoo Mail?
  • Is OpenOffice a good office suite?
  • How can I extend my Wi-Fi signal?
  • How can I get control of my domain name?
  • What’s the easiest way to find an Internet Radio Station?
  • Do you like digital mode or cw better?
  • What shows have you been watching on WWE Network?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Truck Antenna

I wanted an external truck antenna for better distance and reception.  Plus I like the look of it.  I got great antenna at Hamfest On Saturday June 2 not a bad magnetic external for $20.00.  I find my reception and range are way better then the rubber ducky I was using that came with my handheld.  Then I bought an adapter “SMA” to “PL-259″ Adapter Cable from a guy at the ham fest selling adapters.  I like to keep my business local if I can.  But amazon does sell them if need be
And that was about it my next post I will show you my new radio that I have been using it’s a great starter radio that I have been using to learn before I start building my rig in my ham shack.



Saturday, April 12, 2014

TTG - WWE Network


Today in this podcast we discuss this being our second live podcast and The Technology Geek Radio Network. Were talking about the WWE Network and the pay per view industry changing. We talk about the Chromecast SDK and Windows XP End Date April 8th. Schools Using iPads for students that cant read and we talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • WWE Network and the pay per view industry
  • Chromecast SDK
  • Windows XP End Date April 8th
  • Schools Using iPads for students that cant read
  • Disabling ‘Find My iPhone’ on iOS 7 without any Password
  • More Countries Give Hams Access to 60 Meters
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger
  • Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware
  • Netflix begins 4K streams
  • Weather Channel Agrees to Alter Program Lineup to Return to DirecTV
  • Game of thrones premiere takes down HBOGO
  • Vine Cofounder Colin Kroll Is Stepping Down
  • OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks
  • Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear family hits AT&T on April 11
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • What do you think about Radioshack closing?
  • Was the Mozilla CEO kicked out due to being gay?
  • Canada freezing online income tax due to heartbleed bug? What should I do to protect myself?
  • What is the Zues banking trojan?
  • Is Bitcoin investable?
  • What scanner should I get?
  • Can I use a VPN to get around ISPs throttling Netflix?
  • Can I run Windows on a Mac?
  • What bluetooth should I get with my iPhone?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

TTG - Adam Carolla Podcast Lawsuit

Today in this podcast we discuss this being our first live podcast and The Technology Geek Radio Network. Were talking about Adam Carolla Podcast Lawsuit, Researchers explained How ANGRY BIRDS Sharing Your Personal Data and Ad Block controversy. Amazon Finally Introduces Fire TV and we talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • Adam Carolla Podcast Lawsuit
  • Office for iOS released
  • U.S. Won’t Let Google Trademark ‘Glass’ for Its Glass-Less Eyewear
  • Researchers explained How ANGRY BIRDS Sharing Your Personal Data
  • Amazon Finally Introduces Fire TV
  • Ad blockers get ad-group exec’s blood boiling
  • Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer
  • YAHOO! Now Encrypts Everything Encrypted Yahoo Messenger Coming Soon
  • Roku adds Qello Concerts channel
  • Apple proposes earbuds that react to your voice
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • What do you think about Microsoft Reading Employee’s Personal Email?
  • What do you think a wire antenna or vertical?
  • I bought one note can I get my money back now that it’s free?
  • Can I get arrested for downloading music from BitTorrent?
  • Can I have an XP machine safely in my network if I don’t allow it online?
  • Have you heard ham radio operators in space?
  • What do you think about use of robots do they save lives or take jobs?
  • What do you think of using cell phones instead of FM and TV for Amber Alerts?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

TTG - The Cuckoo’s Egg

Today in this podcast we discuss Facebooks purchase of the WhatsApp and there plans for the company. We discussed Cliff Stoll book The Cuckoo’s Egg and security in the 1980’s compared to todays standards. We discuss Google’s plans for Google Fiber and how to get interest in your community. Microsoft officially rebrands Skydrive and Office Web Apps to make things less confusing for there users and customers.  Apple bringing the iTunes Festival stateside for the first time and we talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • Facebooks purchase of the WhatsApp
  • Cliff Stoll book The Cuckoo’s Egg
  • Google’s plans for Google Fiber
  • Microsoft officially rebrands Skydrive and Office Web Apps
  • Apple bringing the iTunes Festival stateside for the first time
  • Reddit Finds Owner of Decrepit GoPro That Washed Up on a Beach
  • Facebook’s Paper Falls Out of Apple’s Top 100 Free Apps
  • Two Ubuntu Phones Coming In 2014
  • Former Second Largest Linux Distributor Red Flag Software Has Shut Down
  • Google Acquires Israeli Security Startup SlickLogin
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • How can I protect my computer after Microsoft ends Windows XP support?
  • Why does my hbogo buffer so much on my cable internet?
  • Will Microsoft stop supporting Windows Vista?
  • How can I install apps on my Android SD card?

Saturday, February 15, 2014

TTG - Microsofts Cloud Strategy


Today in this podcast we discuss Microsofts cloud strategy and how it’s different from Google’s and Apple’s strategy. There new CEO and board changes that affect both Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Microsoft making most of there money on enterprise software. Apple making most of there money on iPhone and iPad. We discuss Apple’s earnings report and talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…
  • Microsoft’s cloud strategy and enterprise software
  • Microsoft’s new board chairman and Bill Gates
  • Apple’s earnings report
  • House of cards Season 2
  • Tech News Of The Week
Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions…
  • Will I continue to get Android updates with Lenovo owning Motorola?
  • Why doesn’t wireless charging work on my Galaxy Note 2?
  • What Windows tablet should I give as a Valentine’s gift?
  • How can I back up my text messages from my iPhone?
  • Is there a mod that prevents Google from spying on me?