Category: CES

Netatmo: Urban Weather Station Monitors Air Quality Monitor – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAir quality continues to be an ongoing issue. As long as our cities grow and people are living closer together we will continue to breathe in the toxins that we and the others are making. NetAtmo is working to fix those problems. They have designed a micro air sensor that is controlled through iOS or Android device. NetAtmo’s air quality monitor can give you a picture of what the atmosphere is like and how its changing throughout the day. Inside and outside the home. [cessponsor] NetAmo air quality links to your mobile device via Bluetooth. It monitors air quality, pollution, humidity, air pressure and more. SENSORS AND MEASUREMENTS Temperature (indoor):  0°C to 50°C / 32°F to 122°F Temperature (outdoor): -40°C to 65°C / -40°F to 150°F Humidity (indoor and outdoor): 0 to 100% Barometer: 260 to 1260 mbar / 7.7 to 37.2 inHg CO2 meter (indoor): 0...

Lowes Iris: Modular Home Security – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe smartphone is changing security monitoring and home automation  – with consumers demanding the ease of use of app based display and control. Smartphone connectivity and apps permit Lowe’s to offer packages like the Smart Kit and Safe and Secure are basic security systems in a box.  In addition to hardware  such as plant monitors, smoke detectors, instrusion alarms, medical alert or area coverage monitors, Lowes now offers a variety of monitoring services that that can trigger alert or safety alarms. Integration of pet doors, sprinkler systems and other sensors all combine to observe the daily routine of seniors and alert via SMS is less than $15 per month. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of [cessponsor]

Hisense Smart Fridge: Powered by Android – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Hisense shows off their Android powered LCD control panels at CES. The HiSense Smart Refrigerator integrates the tablet so not only can you get that shopping list sent to your phone but also use it to communicate with the family. The concept includes a bar code scanner that enables real-time inventory awareness  and the tablet can communicate shopping lists directly to smart phones and keep track of the freshness status of the items in the fridge. The tablet allows you to leave notes, take photos, and communicate to smartphones. Recipe favorites can be incorporated into the inventory planning, as well as keeping track of specific diets and nutrition. This unit is being introduced into China, and should be in the US in the next 12-18 months. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of [cessponsor]

Tripad Traveller: Roll Aboard Laptop Desk – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS If you’ve ever traveled and had to work on a laptop, you know sitting in an airport seat is not the most comfortable thing to do. Sometimes you move your rollerbag over to set your laptop on but it’s not that stable. That is what Tripad Traveler is for. You lift the handle and place this table on to hold your laptop. Can handle 15 inch or 17 inch laptops. There are wings that stabilize on the carryon. Tripad is also available for videographers as this attaches to a video Tripod so you can see what you are shooting. It’s an extra table with accessories on the sides (like a cupholder). The $39 Tripad Traveler allows you to turn those layovers where you have no Airline Club membership into a productive layover. It is lightweight and slips easily into the traveler’s suitcase outer pocket....

MVB Disk: File Management without Computer – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Want to exchange files with someone without pulling out a computer? That is what MVB Disk does. MVB Disk  is the First File Management on the Go System. Pull out the MVB drive and grab their USB drive. Press a couple buttons and you can pull the file off that USB drive. Then when you get back to your computer you can get the file. In addition, it’s an FM radio and mp3 player. MVB Disk runs for $35 TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of [cessponsor]

Urban Hello: Home Smart Phone and Conference Phone – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA phone you just set on the table and it turns into a speakerphone. That is what Urban Hello is about. Already a Innovations winner, Urban Hello started a Kickstarter 3 hours before this interview. Urban Hello has been recognized by the IEEE Spectrum as the first product to  recognize HD voice calls. Smartphones have replaced many home landline connections – but there have been some compromises along the way in sound quality and the ability to set up a round-table conversation. Incorporating much of the commercial speakerphone technology, this Kickstarter project is compatible with DECT phone systems connected to landline or VoIP unit. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of [cessponsor]

Whirlpool: How the Fridge and Stove May Change – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The home appliance doesn’t seem to be left out when technology is concerned. Whirlpool has been working on new concepts around items hot and cold. From better food storage to that perfect roast. Maybe instead of a range have a table (like a fireplace) that uses light to cook food. Creating ambiance while cooking food through conductive measures. If you place a cold drink on the smart table the glass will be kept cold. If you set a warm item on the table the dish will stay warm. Andy also looks at how the Fridge might change in the next few years. That is why Whirlpool is working on micro-environments to keep items cold at certain temperatures. Fresh bags can keep items hot or cold. From vegetables to meats. Even your Herbs can be kept growing on the Fresh shelf....

USB-Cloud: Media Distribution – CES 2013

USB-Cloud: Media Distribution – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS This service might offer a digital content producer a more effective way to keep content fresh for subscribers without the overhead of e-commerce, shopping carts or elaborate back end system , yet maintain and extend the relationship for follow on order. It is a great way to keep your production and inventory costs under control. USB-Cloud is a plug in key that maps the physical device – sold or given to a subscriber. When  it is plugged into a Windows or Mac computer’s USB port, it will automatically connect to a cloud based digial asset whenever. Each customer can be connected to a common content distribution point, or to a distribution point that has been created only for the person that has that one key ID. There is no log-in, username, password, or similar requirement. Physical possession of the key...

Wilson Electronics: LTE Cellular Extenders – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGetting through a dead zone with signal. That is all you want to do. Wilson Electronics is working on products to help you prevent dropped calls. Range extenders from Wilson Electronics try to solve the problem with ‘Quint Band’ products. This includes spectrum for LTE devices.  AWS, Channel 13 and Channel 12 (on 700 Mhz band) plus 2G and 3G. It is adjustable to 65 db. (Wilson Electronics) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of [cessponsor]

MagicCook: Cook without Fire – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCooking without flame. You think it would be close to impossible, but with magiccook, they use a heat process pouch to heat up within 60 seconds. Then put in your noodles or other items you want to warm up. From rice to meat and eggs. Use the container to heat up and then cook up whatever you need. magiccook small set is $35, including ten heating pouches. including the container. Replacement is $15 for a pack of ten. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of [cessponsor]

RCLogger: Radio Controller Quadcopter – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRC Logger introduces the RCI-1, an affordable quadcopter. The RCI-1 has a learning mode to allow you to start slowly. Flight times are about 7-8 minutes. The unit will go about 20 mph and with a 915 Mhz system you could easily run it out of sight before it will  run out of range. It recharges from a USB in about 20 minutes. RC Logger is available for $79 and even comes with extra parts if you crash the copter.More details at TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of [cessponsor]

Switch Lighting: LED Light that can go Upside Down – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSwitch Lighting has been working with LED lighting for years. At CES TPN Live coverage Gary Rosenfield shows us a LED lightbulb that can be used upside down (which other LED bulbs cannot do for they can be a fire hazzard). These are liquid cooled with silicone. ( [cessponsor] Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and Scott Ertz of F5 Full Transcript Alright, so we have Gary Rosenfeld, field, Rosenfield the vice president of marketing with switch lighting. So welcome to the show. Gary: Thank you, glad to be here. Jeff: How’s your time here at CES? Gary: It’s been exciting because we won an award for one of our newest light bulbs. Scott: Nice. Jeff: Oh, congratulations. Gary: We make led light bulbs to replace the traditional lead that is in light bulbs. Jeff: Sure. Gary: That have been around for 100 years...

Chris Pirillo on AMD: Launching Communities – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSChris Pirillo stops by the TPN CES Live stream at a down time to talk about the AMD booth. He was invited by AMD to talk about their new lines and also promote the Communities in Social networking. ( [cessponsor] Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and Scott Ertz of F5 JEFF: Hey, look who’s here. Have a seat, have a seat really quick. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Chris, did you do the earphones? (laughs) Jump up here really quick this’ll take a second. Okay, through there. How you doing Chris? Chris: It’s nice to sit down I’ve been standing for 10 minutes. JEFF: All 10 minutes? CHRIS: Yeah it was brutal. JEFF: Was it on the tram here? CHRIS: No, it was waiting in line for the men’s room. There are lines everywhere. It was funny, there was line here but they said...

Roku MHL Ready

Roku Stick: Now on Available for MHL Compliant TVs – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMobile High-Definition Link. That is what an MHL port is. It looks like an HDMI port but MHL does more. For example, it can power small devices like the Roku Streaming Stick. An MHL port in a MHL compliant TV is indicated with a purple enclosure. Roku has utilized this port to take the Set top box out of the equation. No more cables and the stick gets powered through the TV. You do get the power of Roku’s 700 channels, games and more through this small stick. When TV shopping, look for the “Roku compliant” or “MHL Ready” stickers. You can then shop between those models. Best part of Roku – Price point is still $100. It comes with remote or you can use the iOS Roku app to change channels.   TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of [cessponsor] Also Check...

Steelcase Mediascape

Steelcase Skype Cubicle: Office Furniture for Video Conferencing – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWork has changed. From the computers we use to the furniture we work on.  Steelcase is helping create better learning and working environments. Steelcase Mediascape Mini is a box that contains all the connectors so you can collaborate. Just connect the laptop or iPad and show your classmates or workmates what you are talking about. Steelcase also has a solution for video conferencing. They have created a booth that contains dedicated lighting, sound conditioning and more. On the other side is a monitor with camera that is set eye-to-eye. You can collaborate with other colleagues from different locations. Check out the Steelcase MediaScape line of furniture that has connected devices that feature one touch connection to the system in work or school. [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of        

FormLabs Form 1: 3D Printing With Higher Resolution – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS You may have heard about this 3D printer a few months ago when they were a part of a Kickstarter project. Formlabs prides itself on taking 3D printing to the next level. The idea is to make products that can be used right away. When it comes to fine detail in a 3D printer, the process left the model a little jagged and raw. FormLabs 3D printer makes items much sharper with their process. The idea for FormLabs Form 1 3D printer is to make a thinner layer so it can dry faster. Form 1 can make a layer at 25 microns. Perfect for the engineer or designer, the stereolithography technology helps you make your models right the first time.  ( [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of

Hypershop iUSB Port 2: Wireless USB – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJennifer Lynn of Hypershop joins us on the Live TPN CES action. iUSB Port 2 allows you send items from a USB stick wirelessly. Three versions – A two- USB port connector, the HD (Hard drive inside) and Mini version. Hypershop iUSB [cessponsor] Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and Scott Ertz of F5 Transcript of Episode: JEFF: So tell us what you brought today. JENNIFER: So we actually didn’t bring any batteries. So people probably know us because of the batteries that we do but we actually have a whole new line that does some Wi-Fi capabilities for all of your accessories. For your tablet, for all your usb devices. So what we have right here is the IUSB port 2. The nice thing about it is it has basically a built in battery and then a built in router....

Pure Jongo: Multi-room Music System – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Pure launched a new multi-room music system in Jongo. Pure states it’s the world’s most affordable (and colourful) multi-room music system. Jongo wireless speakers can be put anywhere – shelf, table and more. They can also move where you are. So if you are watching something on Hulu (for example) and have to go in the kitchen to make a sandwich, you can take the video AND sound with you. If you are listening to Pandora and want to sit outside, you just have to take the speaker with you. The S340B speaker will be available soon Pre-Order at Amazon for $229 The stereo speaker (T640B) and the hi-fi adaptor (A140B) will be on-sale in the summer with MSRPs of $329 and $119, respectively. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

Satzuma: Alarm Clock – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSatzuma is a toy maker with a lot of fun gadgets for the adult-child. Today they were showing off their new Alarm clock with additions like a 4-port USB hub and mini LED fan for those hot summer nights. Prices were quite reasonable as well, ranging in the $15-20 market. You can grab the goods from Satzuma directly or check them out at retailers like Staples.

PhotoFast: Grab Photos or Video – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThese days everyone has a camera in their pocket at all times. Heck, it is not even just smartphones these days — as annoying as it sometimes seems, there are even people in front of you at events who are holding up iPads and snapping images. PhotoFast has a solution to the problem of saving those precious pictures, but it is only for iOS devices at this point. In fact, PhotoFast has the only officially licensed Apple iOS flash drive on the market at this time. You can then plug the device right into your PC or Mac to grab the images or videos. It goes both ways too — you can also move images and videos from a computer to the iPad or iPhone. In addition, there is a dedicated app, AirPlay support, security and contact backup. Sizes start at...

Thinkpad Ultrabook Helix

Lenovo Thinkpad Helix Ultrabook – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLenovo shows off their Ultrabooks at CES in the Thinkpad Helix. This is an 11.6 inch notebook with i7 processor. Helix also has 8 GB RAM, 1080p display and 256 GB SSD. The Ultrabook Helix is also a tablet. Detach the keyboard and go mobile. In notebook mode Lenovo Thinkpad Helix has 4 hours of battery life and 6 hours in tablet mode. Prices start at $1499 and the Thinkpad Helix will be available in the first quarter of this year. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central [cessponsor]

GoPro Hero 3: Smaller Camera with 4k sensor – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGoPro, the popular mobile camera that has been used to capture video of everything from spectacular mountain bike crashes to shark encounters under the sea, was at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. GoPro showed off the Hero 3 Black edition, which is 30 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than the previous model. The new Black Edition has a 12 MP sensor and can shoot 4k at 15 FPS. While shooting video users will also be able to tap a button on the camera to grab a quick still image. There are also dual mics and a photo-burst mode. The new version will retail for $399 and include a WiFi remote. The camera is available for purchase now. Interview by Don Baine, the Gadget Professor [cessponsor]


LG NFC: Connect Smartphones to TVs and Vise-Versa – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Todd talks with LG about how NFC is being used to send smartphone signals to TVs. With this technology you can pair your TV with mobile device for an eaiser connection. NFC eliminates wires needed so you can be across the room with your phone controlling the video, audio or game. Best part of LG NFC technology is it’s reversible – Watch video from TV on the smartphone. (LG ) Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central. [cessponsor]

Otterbox defender

Otterbox Defender: iPhone 5 Charging Cases – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Otterbox has some great cases for those who use their mobile devices in industrial jobs. Otterbox debuted their line of iPhone5 defender cases to Todd. The new defender series double battery life and gives estimation of when you have to charge. Otterbox Defender case contains a micro-USB connector so you don’t need to take the lightning cable with you. Otterbox Defender cases for iPhone 5 will be available soon as approved by Apple. The MSRP is $129. For more information, check out [cessponsor] Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.


BodyMedia: Smaller Wearable Body Monitors – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBody Media is back with a new multi-sensor technology. This makes the armband smaller and more comfortable. With a patented technology the Bodymedia pack can store data for up to 10 days. The BodyMedia unit has an accelerometer, galvanic response skin conductivity monitor, skin temp and heat flow. The BodyMedia monitors can download via bluetooth to your mobile device. It can report weight loss, activity and more. In conjunction with IBM, Body Media is initiating recommendations based on the data to help subscribers become more active. There are commercially oriented applications as well. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor. [cessponsor]