Monday, July 22, 2013

The 2013 Youtube Techie Awards are here!

My Top Two Nominees for the 2013 Youtube Techie Awards are.........

The envelope is in my hands and I'm shaking with excitement. I am about to announce my two favorite Tech Channels on far.  I say 'so far' simply because Youtube is growing and changing so friggin' fast, that and the fact that new talent is only getting better and better. So let's get through this announcement quickly before someone else out there breaks the mold. 

                                     Tek Syndicate Youtube Channel
                         (nominated for Best Supporting Tech Channel)

   Tek Syndicate is a channel that was always supposed to exist, imagine the channel as a vital necessity like water or oxygen. This tech channel loves anything that involves a desktop. Tek Syndicate was previously known as razethew0rld, that changed quickly though. Why the change? Well simply because Logan figured the name was a little too extreme if he wanted to deal with major tech distributors.
   As a former host of Tiger Direct (another tech distributor and youtube tech channel), Logan decided it was time to leave his employer and join up with his genius clan Wendell and Ian to revamp the small channel and reintroduce it to the world as the new 'Tek Syndicate' channel. Not too long after the name change, Logan uploaded a couple of videos which tested Apple fanboys with some real questions about Apple's so called 'patents'. Logan instantly drafted an army of dedicated followers and the Tek Syndicate became an overnight success story. With Logan at the helm, Ian managing the fuel reserves and Wendell fine tuning the fusion powered engines, this Youtube ship took off straight into space.
   Tek Syndicate has a weekly episode called 'The Tek' which covers very important issues like drinking mailed in coffee or viewer sent beer, after that we get to the latest tech news. Occasionally Logan will touch base with issues that might be plaguing the internet or reveal recent technological breakthroughs that might actually help make our world a better place to live in. I feel that Logan also screams out the big question "Are you using the internet or is it using you?" but he's also here to help you answer that question. This channel wants what most of us want, the freedom and right to surf on a 'not so supervised or controlled' internet and he has a funny way of doing it. What I mean is he IS really funny.
  Another weekly episode they do is the 'Inbox', a segment that answers a variety of questions posted by forum members of the TekSyndicate website. I do recommend you join. Tek Syndicate also does great tech product reviews, price varied pc builds and finally gives great pc tech advice with a few hands on demostrations. As for pc games, check out Logan's second channel called... ...wait for it...... 'beergamesbeer' .......a gaming channel hosted by young Pistol, a very fresh addition to the group.
  Logan and his powerhouse team are smart, very informative and very fun to watch. Tek Syndicate has my vote any day of the week. They definitely get a Youtube Techie Award for 'Best Supporting Tech Channel' and are on my list of must watch Youtube tech channels.  Go George Washington!

 Linus Tech Tips Youtube Channel (nominated for Best Tech Channel)

  NCIX Canada's plan was to introduce their tech products on Youtube and to provide tips and guides to tech enthusiasts and geeks everywhere. Something Tiger Direct and Newegg had already had a handle on. So the Vancouver based company introduced the 'NCIXcom' Youtube channel, hosted by the tech savvy Linus Sebastien. Although his education level wasn't top tier, Linus (being a pro tech geek) was out to prove himself. Soon enough he quickly managed to stand out above the rest. With a constant stream of informative videos, NCIX channel kept the Youtube world informed on the latest tech advancements and newly released products that the tech industry had to offer. The channel quickly gained viewers and soon enough caught up with the 'big boys'. Linus and NCIX were doing things right.
  Sometime later, Linus took it upon himself to give 'unboxings' a more personal touch. So with a ton of cables, a couple of cameras, and a few short circuits later, the 'Linus Tech Tips' channel was born! Linus Tech Tips quickly advanced to being one of the most viewed tech channels on Youtube surpassing even NCIX! Linus Sebastien is bar none the fastest and most professional unboxer out there. He delivers a variety of content, besides unboxings, like reviews, overclocking procedures, benchmarks, comparisons, durability tests and much much more. His lightning speed commentary, unwavering wit, and a relentless drive to succeed is what keeps him in the forefront. Oh ya, his tech quickie tips are on the ball also!
  Let's skip to the now. Now a former employee but still associate of NCIX Canada, Linus is on a new venture called 'Linus Media Group' which includes a small team of experts with nicknames like Slick, B-Roll and Dezel. Linus Media Group has already delivered some very professional ads to major players in the tech field. The group is also partnered with Twitch TV and provides viewers cool new weekly episodes of the new WAN show or Weekly Analysis & News show which covers everything 'tech' under the sun. It is usually followed by the 'After Party' show where anything goes like taking live callers or answering twitter questions thru the live stream while playing random video games. This after party deal can sometimes get weird. I've already witnessed Linus and Slick eating food that was delivered and even mailed to them! This mixture of geekyness and professionalism has drawn me in and amassed a huge fan base. They also have a very successful forum called Linus Tech Tips.
  I like the fact that Linus Tech Tips channel is always changing and adapting to the viewer's needs but one thing will always stay unchanged, Linus Tech Tips is the geekiest and most informative channel on Youtube. That's 'Techtertainment'! I love it. I wish the whole team continued success. This Youtube tech channel wins the 'Best Tech Channel' award in my 2013 Youtube Techie Awards Ceremony. Go Canucks!

Written by Jimmy Dali

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