Monthly Archive: January 2013

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LG Optimus G Connects to TV – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I have been testing out a LG Optimus G smartphone for about a month now. It’s a quad-core Snapdragon processor so if you want to text while watching a movie, you can do so. Check out the full review of the Optimus G on Geekazine The big addition is NFC. Push video to a TV wireless using a program like Miracast. All the person has to do is place his or her smartphone on the NFC tag. It’s not limited to sending video to the TV from the smartphone as the reverse is also possible: they can view what’s on the smart TV on their smartphone. Watch the video to see it in action – it’s very cool. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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MyCharge Adds Lightning Connector to Devices – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBattery recharging units are a necessity for some. I remember when there were one or two companies – now there are several trying to help charge your smartphone or tablet. Take MyCharge for example: They unveiled a whole new line of portable charging solutions. Different colors and designs to fit your lifestyle. MyCharge has the cords built-in. They also have the ability to charge 3 items at once. Of course Apple changed to the Lightning connector. MyCharge is working to bring that 9-pin version to you, expected around spingtime. Depending on the charger you decide on, the price can range from $39 to $129. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network [cessponsor]

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Ford Sync Developer Program – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAdding apps for Wall Street Journal, Aha Radio and even Amazon Cloud Player, Ford continues to move forward with their Sync in-car system. About a year and a half ago Ford partnered with our friends at Bug Labs to create a more customized experience. At CES they moved it forward with the Developer program. They encourage programmers to make apps that can help with the drive while keeping the hands on the wheel and the eyes on the road. (www.ford.com) [cessponsor] Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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Carbon Audio Zooka Bluetooth Speakers – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSZooka speakers by Carbon Audio Inc is a bluetooth speaker system for mobile devices. with two 30 mm speaker drivers, a 30 foot bluetooth range and 8 hour rechargable battery, the Zooka is perfect for picnics, playing in the backyard or wherever you don’t have a power source. With the design you can place it on the ground or slide on top of a laptop. Get Zooka Wireless Speakers at Amazon Now! Zooka is available for $99.00 Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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Yubico YubiKey Neo: Password Dongle with NFC – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS  Forget your password. Forget that dongle that gives you a number every 30 seconds. Get a Yubico YubiKey. Yubikey is a USB dongle that works with various password managers like Last Pass and Password Safe. That way you don’t have to remember your passwords – the Yubico YubiKey does that. At CES Yubico debuted the NFC dongle (called YubiKey Neo) for mobile devices using Near-Field Communication technology. Simply tap the Neo on the device to get logged into the mobile device. [cessponsor]    

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Darim V-Studio for Green Screen Video Production – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Planning to ramp up your video production using green screen technology? Check out the Darim V-Studio. You can set up a professional looking studio in an area the size of a cubical (4′ x 3′). This will create a virtual studio so you can get a more professional appearance. Whether making how-to videos for work or creating that new YouTube hit news show – Darim V-Studio could be the way to create a back drop to your show. Darim has multiple products to create multi-view or single view. The VS1000 and VS2000 are appliances that can do 2D or 3D background components. [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com

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Hercules Holder Turns Cup Holder into Smartphone Stand – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I do this all the time; I pull my smartphone out of my pocket and throw it upside-down in the cup holder. When I need to get to the phone it’s always in an odd place. Well the crew at HerculesHolder.com might have the solution. These fit in the cup holders and look like hands that hold on to your smartphone. If you are using it for music, turn-by-turn directions or just trying to charge the phone the Hercules Holder will hold your smartphone for you. Hercules Holder can also sit on a desk to keep your phone upright. It works in any type of cupholder so the kids can use it to play games or watch videos. [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews  

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Combat Creatures WiFi Remote Control Robots – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJust like the Battlebots of old except today’s remote control robots have a lot of new technology it can utilize. Biggest advancement is the use of Wifi to control the robots. Combat Creatures introduced WiFi controllable robots in Attacknids . Combat Creatures have been featured on Letterman and Fox News. Built your bot with ping pong balls, nerf missles and more. When ready challenge your friends. [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews  

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CTX Virtual Technologies Laser Projection Keyboard Size of a Key FAB – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS A couple years ago we started seeing laser projected keyboards at CES. Since then we have seen the projector units get smaller and smaller. Now – the size of a key-fab – you could put this in your bag and have a keyboard at the ready. Perfect for the AppleTV which just turned on the bluetooth option.   [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews

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Grandcare Systems Gives Elderly More Freedom – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGrandcare Systems created a health monitoring device that will help socialize with elderly while collecting health and medical data. The communication between the patient and the caregiver can increase. [cessponsor] Video of Chris Montera by special arrangement with Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).

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Dakin Brain Fitness System Strengthens Brain – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDakim Brain Fitness is a way for older adults to keep their brain in it’s fittest of conditions. Brain fitness like this can help someone keep independent and help keep back those un-treatable conditions such as Alzheimer disease. [cessponsor] Video of Chris Montera by special arrangement with Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).

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United Healthcare Combats Child Obesity – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrian Landwehr for United Healthcare joins Jamie Davis about the latest initiative to combat childhood obesity from United Healthcare. They are funding a pilot program for multiplayer, school based versions of the popular dancing video game, Dance, Dance Revolution. It’s already changing lives for the better. [cessponsor] Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).

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Omron Monitors Heart Rate from Wrist – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWith the Omron Healthcare Heartrate Monitor you can monitor your heart rate anywhere you go. Randy Kellogg from Omron took a few moments to talk with Jamie Davis, the Podmedic at CES 2013 in the Digital Health Pavilion. [cessponsor] Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).

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iHealth Measures Blood Pressure – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe iHealth Blood Pressure monitor is part of a series of app connected tools that improve a person’s health awareness. Adam from iHealth talks to Jamie Davis, the Podmedic about these home health devices. [cessponsor] Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).

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Ideal Life Wireless for Monitoring Health – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMonitor vitals from anywhere with wireless health assessment tools from Ideal Life. Steve Wheeler from Ideal Life talks with Jamie Davis, the Podmedic about wireless biometric monitoring devices at CES 2013. [cessponsor] The wireless monitors are available now via prescription from a patient’s health care provider as part of a home care follow-up plan. Direct to consumer options will be available soon through ADT. Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).

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Heart Math Measures Heart Balance – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis app helps you find your inner balance by measuring heart rate. Jamie attached a clip sensor to the ear to gain his inner balance. [cessponsor] Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).

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How NewEgg Shut Down the Shopping Cart Patent Troll

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Quiet week as I am putting together CES video and planning for the next trip. Last night’s thunderstorms were simply awesome but in the next 24 hours we go from record highs to seasonal lows and SNOW. That is why I am thinking SXSW which is right around the corner – which is why I started a new podcast called “GoinSXSW“. Planning some big guests coming on soon Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 250 Tech News: Google+ Bests Twitter The social network hits #2 over Twitter and YouTube Apple Goes 128 Apple announces 128 GB iPad. I...

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HAPIfork: Eat Healthier by Eating Slower

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOne of the more interesting products that stole the show at CES was a device that you use everyday. It’s an item that you put in your mouth time and time again. It’s the one piece of silverware that I run out of first in the drawer.That is the Fork. With that fork you shovel in food like eggs, steak, salad, asparagus and chocolate cake. But with that we find that eating has become easier and so we do treat it like a shovel. HAPIfork Shows you How to Eat Slower. What HAPIfork does is help you break those habits that hurt your digestive system and possibly keep you overweight. By eating slower you digest your food properly and even eat less because your stomach has a chance to fill and not over-fill. Like a pedometer for your mouth, the fork...

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Levo Tablet Mounts Hold iPad, Nook, Kindle and More – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThere are many reasons to have a tablet mount. Watch video while sitting on the couch or even lying in bed. You can configure the Levo to hold the tablet over your head. Levo Tablet Stands  can take many different types of items from tablets to books, pictures, Etch-a-Sketch, smaller box items and more. The elastic band wraps around the item and secures it to the back panel. you can then move the panel around to where you need it. Levo tablet stands are found in most Hammacher-Schlemmer magazines. Available in clamp-mounted or floor mounted with wheels for optimal use. [cessponsor]

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FourSevens Flashlight MAELSTROM XM18 at 15,000 Lumens! CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYou might wonder why you would need a light running at 15,000 lumens. It’s great for a portable spotlight, but can also be a valuable life saver if you have it in your gear. FourSevens is a company that makes flashlights. From the small pen lights to larger industrial lights. The Maelstrom XM18 is a brainchild of the engineering department (when they let them do whatever they wanted to). The light is portable so you can use it for everything from lighting a stage to looking for a lost item. The XM18 has multiple light settings. 600 lumens, 3,0000 lumens and 15,000 lumens. There is even a strobe feature for emergency or dancing. The XM18 is battery driven. 26 – 18650 cells with fan cooling and aluminum heat sink. The FourSevens XM18 Maelstrom costs $2,399. Other flashlights start at $23.99 (www.foursevens.com)...

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Audi RS5 with Google Earth Embedded in MMI Navigation Plus – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLooking for a new car? How about an Audi RS5? We take a look at the 420 HP V8 engine. With the Audi MMI navigation plussystem, the RS5 will give you a QNX system with an embedded Google Earth client on top of their navigation system. This is all the Audi cars – Q7 – A6 – A8 – A5 and A3 (at the end of the year). Audi is working on bringing 4G into the car. There is already 3G embedded through T-Mobile. 4G will be with AT&T and T-Mobile. RS5 Cabriolet covertable is available now. Audi RS5 will start at $69,700 [cessponsor]

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Verizon 4G LTE LiveStream Broadcaster box – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor those of us who want to stream events rather than record and upload later, Verizon has come out with some great news at CES this year. Earlier in 2012 Livestream debuted the LiveStream Broadcaster – a box that will let you stream from your video camera straight to LiveStream’s broadcasting studio. Verizon has partnered with LiveStream to announce the first box using Verizon’s 4G LTE network. With this addition you will not have to find an internet source to stream your video. The Livestream Broadcaster LTE will have a built-in battery pack and run off the 5.4 GHz WiFi range. No pricing details yet as the box comes out in Q2. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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Atari Files Bankruptcy to Save Themselves?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Welcome back after the Winter Hiatus! CES was fun and the North American International Auto Show was short but I still got a lot of great video. The bug decided to wait until I got back which hasn’t put me out but has slowed things down. Nonetheless there is a show to do and four weeks of news to catch up on. So let’s go for it! Thanks for everyone that joined the Podcasters Community. 900 podcasters and growing stronger daily! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 248 Tech News: AT&T Switches to AllTel -AT&T purchases $780 million...

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Red Touch Media Kiosks Bring Media Files, Documents to You – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe best way I can explain this company in a few words – secured peer to peer media and document management. I sat down with Wayne Scoles to talk about Red Touch Media and what it means to you. [cessponsor] Three Products on Red Touch Media (www.redtouchmedia.com) Red Touch Bridge Red Touch Express Red Touch Connect Red Touch Bridge Red Touch Bridge gets rid of the paper that some companies think they need. By digitizing the paper not only can you get a document when you want it but also get it anywhere in the world. Wayne mentioned that Red Touch bridge saved a studio 6.75 million in hard costs. Further, Red Touch Bridge creates a stats tracker to find out what the user does with the media. Did they pass through a section? Did they watch a trailer? It creates...

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Gibson Self Tuning Guitar Gets Major Upgrade in Min-ETune – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI am joined by Aljon from Gibson to talk about the newest technologies for the musician. We are surrounded by a wall of Les Paul guitars, basses and more. Aljon shows us the newest version of the tunable guitar system with a big change. About Gibson Min-ETune Before you would lift the knob on the guitar to get the tune. Now the tuning system is based on the neck. The system is called Min-ETune. With the tuning system in the neck the guitarist can look at the neck and strum the strings to get the device. The Min-ETune comes with a rechargeable battery that can tune around 80-100 times. Aljon shows off not only the standard Les Paul but also shows us the Gibson SG model for $999 with Min-ETune. The Gibson Signature T is around $2200 with Min-ETune installed. (www2.gibson.com/min-etune) [cessponsor]

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