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Special guest HeadHardHat returns for the twenty-sixth beta show to talk about the gear we personally use in our caching. Before that discussion we talked about an interesting conversation on Google+ about the Microsoft Surface and the potential of the Google Nexus 7for Geocachers. Below are links to the gear currently used by our panel:


The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube.

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Direct download: GGHbeta.26.mp3
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Listen to our intervew with geekbilly out of Georgia. geekbilly started geocaching in September 2010 as an activity to do with his kids. He likes caches that are historical, and make you think. He started with an HP Palm Pre, but now uses a Garmin Oregon 450, and an Apple iPhone.

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Date Recorded: June 23, 2012
Recorded by: DarrylW4
Show Notes: debaere
Direct download: CAMC004geekbilly.mp3
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This week we talked about several smaller topics on the twenty-fifth beta show. We started with talk about the new Apple iOS and Google Maps. Then we got into the news of new Surface tablets from Microsoft. Finally we discussed some new battery and charging options (including the Portable Energy Station, Mophie, Monoprice, nPower PEG, and tPOD1).

The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube.

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Direct download: GGHbeta.25.mp3
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We're back with a Google+ Hangout On Air for the twenty-fourth beta show with HeadHardHatto talk about gear for caching with your recreational vehicle. Some links mentioned on this episode were:



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Direct download: GGHbeta.24.mp3
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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 tackle some of the accessories for bicycling cachers on the twenty-third beta episode. Of course handlebar mounts and cases are a must. RAM Mountshas options for most devices and vehicles. Some options discussed for smartphones were:

We also talked a little about Herchenroder's questions on charging via the bike's motion. Some of the dynamo hub options mentioned were Biologic's Joule II Dynamo Hub 20" Wheel Set and ReeCharge Power Pack, the Bike2Power, and the Schmidt Maschinenbau products. An interesting posting titled "Bicycle iPhone and USB Charging" is an interesting read for those interested in converting their bike.

This show was our second test of the Google+ Hangouts On Air feature.

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Direct download: GGHbeta.23.mp3
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For the twenty-second beta episode we performed our first test of the Google+ Hangouts On Air with special guest ACFever. He works for the Bloomington Illinois Police and is a member of the Central Illinois Geocaching Association and joined us to talk about safety considerations when using social media. Some of the links mentioned in the show or are useful references are:


We also heard from Nighthawk700 about the "ICE: In Case of Emergency" app he uses on his Droid.

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Direct download: GGHbeta.22.mp3
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