Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSScott Ertz and I are joined by Jon Lal from Befrugal for the Live TPN CES stream. Befrugal is a company that gives you coupon codes from the website. They debuted a browser add-on that helps you find coupons for a purchase. You also can be part of a cash back program of around 7%. Available for Chrome, Firefox and an iOS app coming soon. Befrugal is 100% free. (www.befrugal.com) Video by Sctott Ertz of F5 Live and Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe’ve talked with Worth Avenue Group for the last few years about insurance for mobile devices and other electronics. Everything from your smartphone to that 50″ TV and more. Nick and I am joined on the Live TPN CES action with Quang Ha about what Worth Avenue Group is all about. They cover theft, vandalism, fire and more. Worth Avenue Group is about unlimited incidents which makes it cheaper than Apple care plus. If your device gets damaged, contact Worth Avenue Group and they will help in finding a local company to fix your devices so you get it back as soon as possible. It only takes one time to break a device and the need to get it fixed as soon as possible. Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live and Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine Watch me smack an iPhone with Worth Avenue Group
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Nikon introduced 2 new adapters that allow a camera to connect to a smartphone via wireless. The adaptors – WU–1a and WU–1b – can be used with new models of Nikon cameras. Nikon D5200 Nikon’s newest line of camera is the Nikon D5200; a 24.1 megapixel single lens reflex digital camera with 14 bit RAW, JPEG at 1:4, 1:8 or 1:16 compression. ISO sensitivity range is 100 to 6400. The D5200 interchangable lenses can find you the right shot anytime. Nikon starts at $796 – body only. If you are getting into photography then Nikon 1 S1 ($499) mirrorless camera and Nikon J3 ($599) mirrorless might be your style. Interview by Don Baine, the Gadget Professor.
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGone are the days of a CRT sitting in an entertainment center. We’ve moved to flat screen TVs on walls that are a lot lighter than that old 32″ CRT. So now we can tackle a simple idea like ergonomics in watching TV at home. After all – you have a living room to be comfortable in. You don’t need to crick your head just to see the TV. OmniMount TV Wall Mount OmniMount’s TV arms will let you bring the TV to you. If you are like me, you have a treadmill in the living room. With OmniMount, I can adjust the TV so I can easily watch it while working out. If the kids are watching a cartoon lying on the floor – the OmniMount can bring the TV down so they don’t hurt their necks. The mount can...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDid you know that standing will help your health? Lower blood pressure, loose fat and build leg muscle so you can lose the fat. For home or office the Desk 65 allows you seemless movement from standing to seated movement. OmniMount Desk Omnimount gives you an outlet to move. By using Postural rotation you can increase circulation. Desk65 comes with accessories such as a display monitor mount so you can move it to your eye level. The Desk65 is a manual raise desk – no hydraulics or electronics that could break down. OmniMount has a cam-spring technology that brings better functionality and longer lasting technology. JustStand.org If you would like to see OmniMount, just look for OTIS (the trailer) in your home town. They are part of the cause JustStand.org which teaches you the benefits of standing more. Desk65 is available through...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at CES, IOGear showed off the wireless 5×2 HD matrix. This allows you to connect up to 5 devices – 4 inputs and one output. Additionally, a USB connection allows you to connect a wireless keyboard. You can then control a PS3 or laptop connected to the system. What IOGear 5×2 Matrix does is it lets you have all your Set top Boxes in one place. You can push those devices to a living room TV, bedroom TV, basement or other area with a monitor. A two TV setup will run you $399. Matrix 5×2 will be available at the end of March. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network
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.
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
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) Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.
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.
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.
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. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com
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. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews
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. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews
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. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews
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. Video of Chris Montera by special arrangement with Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).
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. Video of Chris Montera by special arrangement with Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).
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. Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).
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. Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).
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. Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).
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. 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).
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. Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).
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...
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.
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)...