Nerds With Kids Podcast – Ep 5: SomeGadgetGuy and Growing up with Tech!

Raising a kid in the internet age is a really heady challenge. My wife and I have long conversations about how to bring up a daughter. When should we introduce tech? How should we bring our daughter into social media conversations?

I was really happy to join the Nerds With Kids podcast to chat about some of these challenges, our early attempts at potty training, and showing off some cool kid books and gadgets.

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360VLOG: Why your movie review probably isn’t Fair Use…

I’ve been threatening to shoot a video on this topic for a while. What better way to have a long boring chat about intellectual property than while dodging terrible traffic in Los Angeles? Here’s why your podcast or movie review probably isn’t really fair use.

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CyberLink PowerDirector for Android App Review: FINALLY! Real Video Editing!

We finally have a real option for video editing on Android! How does CyberLink’s solution stack up to the competition? Let’s take a look!

PowerDirector on Google Play:

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“USB” is NOT a Type of Microphone: A Guide for Podcasting and Home Recording

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all “nice microphone“. There are different types of mics for different types of recording jobs. If you’re looking at podcasting, spoken word, interviews, or voice over recording, here’s a quick primer on some of the microphones you might want to consider!

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Review: Sennheiser Urbanite XL Headphones- Sophisticated Design, Impeccable Build Quality

Sennheiser impressed last year with the high end Momentum headphones, and now they’re positioning the Urbanite line as their mid-range audio experience. A unique blend of modern design and incredible build quality, do these cans have what it takes to stand up to more established “FashionPhones” brands? Let’s take a listen!

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Your Podcast Audio SUCKS! Here are some pro tips to make it a little better…

I work in voice over and spoken word recording, and it’s kinda killing me how many people are still pumping out bad audio for their podcasts.

With all of the radical improvements in our technology, it really does drive home the point that nicer equipment doesn’t guarantee better results. If you’re wanting to produce more professional sounding audio, you’re still going to have to learn the basics of how recording works.

So, in true internet geek fashion, allow me to insult you for a bit while we take a look at some tips to improve your home recording.

Using the Surface RT 2 for Podcasting and Voice Over Recording (RT not Pro)

surface 2 audio recording mobile home sound USB microphone Zoom h4n somegadgetguyIf you’re into mobile audio, field recording, voice over, or podcasting, it’s been the dream for a while. The ability to use our consumer tablets as recording solutions.

It still hasn’t come to Android. Plug a USB mic into an Android tablet, and it’ll likely power up, but Android wont know what to do with it. Microsoft might have the hardware to offer up a solution for us mobile audio junkies. Let’s take a look at how recording works on a Surface 2, and what happens to the files you create after you’re done editing.

Review: Blue Microphone’s Yeti Pro USB Microphone

Screenshot (88)An oldie, but a goodie.

Let’s take a look back at one of the best USB microphones currently on the market. The Yeti Pro is still chugging along as a great solution for those wanting to improve their home recording or podcasting capabilities.

Time to go hands on with this multi-pattern wunder-mic!