Category: CES

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 SDRNews.com

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 SDRNews.com

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 RCLogger.com TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com

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. (switchlightingco.com) 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 and...

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. (AMD.com) 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 hey...

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 SDRNews.com Also Check out...

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. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com        

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.  (www.formlabs.com) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com

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 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. So...

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.

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

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

LG NFC

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.

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 otterbox.com Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

BodyMedia

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.

Kirk H&J: Wireless Smartphone Charging – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Kirk H&J offers an entire range of Inpofi devices and models that enable wireless charging using a proprietary transfer system called “Electric Transfer” to charge devices by placing them on the charging surface. For the Samsung S3 – you remove the back to install the system.  For the iPhone there are a variety of cases , currently for the iPhone 4 – with the iPhone 5 due in the first quarter of 2013.  Charging times are similar to wired systems, and offer over 90% efficiency. You can mix and match iPhone and Galaxy devices. The units are available presently at OhmTopia.com , and should soon be found in regular big box stores. Estimated price points are $50-$70. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor.

One Laptop Per Child

OLPC: One Laptop Per Child – The Next Generation – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS One Laptop Per Child was an amazing idea a few years ago. The foundation has been pushing forward ever since – bringing new ideas to the OLPC table. OLPC has come up with a new UI which has parental controls, age appropriate profiles and ease of use. OLPC has added a built-in camera for games and creativity. Prices have not been set. Walmart will be the first US retailer to carry the 5th generation OLPC. (XOLearning.org and Laptop.org) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor.

Rokform

RokForm: Solid Mount for iDevices – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS RokForm is a sturdy mounting system for off-road vehicles. If you need to set your mobile device in a dock and not have it fly around when you are trailblazing, then RokForm Rokbed mounts will help you keep the device static. RokForm’s integrated mounting systems can be put in your Hummer, Raptor or other vehichle. The anti-slip backing keeps it on track when not mounted. (www.rokform.com) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor.

Stern Pinball

Stern Pinball: for Home Rec Room – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOur friends at Stern Pinball got great coverage from us! They offer arcade style pinball play with a machine that is a part of the size and half the weight. Stern has been making pinball machines for years and have many titles and licensed titles you can choose from. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor.

vTech Phones

vTech: Optimized Phones for Assisted Living

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Staying in touch with loved ones is important. vTech understands that and wants to help. They offer a wide range of phones for people in assisted living arrangements. All phones have large buttons and picture buttons for one-touch calling. vTech phones are hearing-aid compliant and come with volume boost so you can hear the call. vTech also has a line of pendants so your loved ones can contact you if they cannot get to the phone. (VTech website) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor.

WiEX

zBoost Wi-Ex Increases Signal Reliability with LTE Devices

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Our friends at Wi-Ex are continuing to grow the femtocell and WiFi repeater. They have introduced their newest model – which will repeat LTE signals so your house or business is covered and your phone gets a signal. The zBoost by Wi-Ex comes in different versions of LTE – one for Verizon and one for AT&T. Therefore, you will need the specific WiEX for your carrier. The Wi-EX plugs into a wall and extends an antenna to a high point (mainly on the roof). TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor.

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