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Stargate Pioneer https://twitter.com/StargatePioneer  from the GonnaGeek network at http://www.gonnageek.com/ joins Jim Collison  https://twitter.com/jcollison and Mike Wieger from http://2980network.com/ for show #264 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com community.

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Processor 1.44 GHz Atom x5 Z8300
RAM 2 GB DDR3
Hard Drive 32 GB
Graphics Coprocessor shared
Card Description Integrated
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1

Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The World’s smallest, personal, powerful portable PC. Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro builds on the benefits of the Kangaroo PC by building on the modularity and expandability of its design architecture. By introducing the Dock Pro which is a combination HDD bay (2.5″ sized laptop drives up to 9.5mm) and additional ports (VGA, HDMI, audio, Ethernet, 2 x USB 2.0, and 1 x USB 3.0), the Kangaroo Pro now has all the standard PC elements. This Kangaroo Pro works with the already selling Kangaroo Dock so you can continue to build on the option to locate the Dock and Dock Pro in multiple locations (classrooms, libraries, office/meeting spaces, bedroom/living room/den). Ideally suited now as a media center PC connected to your large screen TVs, when you install an HDD or SSD of your choosing (sold separately), you will now have all your video/photo content ready for easy viewing. Connect wirelessly or via Ethernet into your home network for media streaming or Xbox game streaming into any room. The OSLinx app introduced for Kangaroo PC continues to work for the Kangaroo Pro and allows you to use an iPad (connected via a Lightning Cable) to interact fully with the Kangaroo PC desktop. Windows 10 Anywhere on Any Screen

Ben will join us next week on Home Gadget Geeks

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The Day in Tech History

June 6, 2009
Palm, Inc. releases the Palm Pre smartphone through Sprint in an attempt to regain marketshare, after their Treo line of smartphones is dwarfed by Apple’s iPhone. Featuring the Linux-based Palm webOS operating system, the Pre receives some praise from technical reviewers, but due to poor marketing and the rapid pace in which Apple dominates the New World of smartphones, Palm’s series of phones and the webOS never really have a chance to gain a foothold. Within the course of one year, Palm is purchased by HP for $1.2 billion. One year later, after just 2 months of abysmal sales of their TouchPad tablets, HP halts production of all webOS-based devices. HP has announced they will release the source code for webOS under an open-source license, but the future of this once-promising mobile operating system looks bleak.

June 8, 1978
Intel introduces the 16-bit 8086 processor with clock speeds of 10, 8, and 5 MHz. The 8086 would become the basis for the series of processors used in “IBM Compatible” PCs and the x86  family (later marketed under the name “Pentium”) would dominate the market in the PC era. Ironically, however, it was the modified 8-bit 8088 processor that was used in the original IBM PC, primarily due to factors that would reduce overall cost. The current line of Intel “Core” processors are still based on the same architecture that was introduced with the 8086.

June 9, 1993
The motion picture Jurassic Park premiers in Washington D.C. The highest grossing film in history at the time, the contributions of Jurassic Park to the field of special effects is perhaps as important as the original Star Wars movie 16 years prior. During the production of the movie, the decision was made to incorporate the use of computer generated imagery (CGI for short) in a large scale. By interweaving the use of CGI and animatronics, the movie’s special effects were of a realism unprecedented at the time (and for many still to this day). Jurassic Park jump started a wave of movies that made heavy use of CGI throughout the rest of the 90’s, and at present, the use of CGI pioneered by the movie is now entirely commonplace.

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