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Outdoor Exchange: Sublet Your Gear to Others – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI used to camp at least one weekend a year. The other 51 weeks the stuff would be sitting in the basement. Now the stuff permanently sits there. So why not rent it out to someone else? That is what the Outdoor Exchange is all about – subscription based lending to sublet your gear. From tents to kayaks, binoculars to fishing rods. Even tech gear such as a GoPro or GPS finder – Outdoor Exchange wants to send it out to you. Right now they are in an Indiegogo campaign – for $100 a year you can sign up for the service. You can check out one item per week (Another $100 per extra item). They ship to you, you use the item, then ship back when done. Founder Dariusz Jamiolkowski and his wife kayaks, but no other friends do. He...

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Mimi Smart Hearing Uses iPhone to Improve Hearing – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEver been in a location where you cannot hear the other person because of the bounce of a room? MIMI has a solution – throw your headphones on and adjust the room sound so you can hear the other people. I personally have a hard time hearing female voices due to the fact I am a drummer. Even the noisy bustle sound at Disrupt and the quieter voice of Eva Maria Zoll made it tough to hear. The best part was I put my headphones on and ran the app – I was able to hear her voice better. The app brings you through a quick hearing test which can tell you where your loss is at. Switch over to the active part and adjust the levels so you can hear the conversation. MIMI is also working on a Bluetooth LE...

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Voycee: Your History Free Social Network – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe easiest way to say it – it’s Snapchat for social networking. Voycee is an incognito social network. You create your post and send it. People read the post then it disappears into the night. I talked with Ilfan Radoncic of Voycee – suited up like the Men in Black – who showed me the network. He states there are certain celebrities and sports stars that want to post something and not have it blow up on social networks. With Voycee, there is no timeline, no archived posts. Nothing to say that post existed. You can say something that people can read in the moment and then let it go in the wind. Voycee is available now for iOS with an Android app coming soon. Sign up, post away. Or DID you? For more information, head to Voycee.me or you can Download Voycee...

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Red-EHS Dispenses Medication Through Vending Machines: TCDisrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe all want a vending machine in our house. One that is functional and helps with day to day operation. RedEHS vending machine is different because not only will it dispense medication it can dispense remotely via app. Red-EHS is a tablet based system that manages the inventory of medical supplies. A nurse will open the app and check out medications for patients. A code is generated and sent to the machine either through Internet or Intranet. The code will in-turn be used to get the right medication to the patient. The app tracks the staff member and the patient who needs the medication for inventory and accountability. Because RedEHS works with Verizon, the nurse does not even need to be in the building to give a patient their meds. Currently Red-EHS are in living care facilities, correctional facilities, home health agencies,...

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Parknav Helps You Find Places to Park – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen we go downtown or even out to another city by car, we want to know there are parking spaces to acquire quickly and within range of the destinations we go. After all – travelling around a city trying to find the right parking can become a time and gas consuming event (not to mention non-environmental friendly). That is where parknav comes in – an app that will help you find the parking spot you need. The app works to map out where all the free and paid spots are so you can concentrate on finding a spot in that area. Currently, they cover Chicago, San Francisco, Munich, and Hannover. The app also has parking garages mapped as well. The app will plan your route to the area of choosing. It won’t reserve a spot – but you might find areas...

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Outski Sets Life Goals Around Your Travel – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEver wished you could go to Fiji? Maybe the Bahamas or possibly just to another city across the country? Outski is a way you can help save for that goal.With Outski you can plan for the travel, socialize with others about the trip, and possibly even save money in your planning. With Outski, you can not only plan for your trip – they also have an area where you can stash away money. Outski is FDIC approved and can come with its own debit card you can use while on travel. Why Outski? Well President Greg Nickolson said its what he used to say when he left a party. “I’m outski!”. Simply log into the website and set your travel plans. Place a date you want to go and figure out the costs for airfare, lodging, food, and more. Sign up...

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ModernShift Helps You Through Divorce – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe divorce rate is 2.4 million in the US alone. That is 4.4 million Americans that need help with not only figuring out their next move, but also need help trying to make an amicable split. Startup Modern Shift is looking to help people un-Fxck the problem. The companies’ website doesn’t say much about them, but the company is about creating a community around those getting a divorce. From changing the names back to helping with custody issues, the website is a marketplace to help bring civility to the process. Founder Kyle Canepa is the founder of Modern Shift. She founded the business after her life was turned upside down. Therefore, in May 2013, she bootstrapped the company. Modern Shift will officially launch on July 4th (Independence Day). For more information, check out ModernShift.com

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Mobilizr – Get Paid for Your Selfie – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI found a great way to make money off my selfie. That is with Mobilizr – a company that helps you promote your favorite brands and get rewarded for it. Lets say you like Geekazine. Simply send a picture through the app to promote it. This is a beta service for use. There are some campaigns up on the site right now which you would download the iOS or Android app to participate with. Earnings on Mobilizr depend on what the campaign offers. You can even set up your own campaign for other people to like. For more information, check out Mobilizr.net  

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Launch.IT – News & Information Management Platform – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you have ever attended a conference you know the mass emails can get really annoying. Everyone wants you to check out their product. Launch.IT tries to curb those mass emails with their Event news and social engagement platform. Launch.IT created a rich news guide from press kits, company overviews, flash drive information and more. Instead of getting a hundred emails or a CD of the company’s information, you simply head to the conference’s launch.it page and pull from there. The front page will even let you know what is new and going on. Groups from CES, CE Week NY, Showstoppers, Social Media Week, NY Business Expo, and more have moved to this platform. A well organized page with all the information you need is right on top. Virtual press centers can be used by anyone. For more information, check out...

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Women’s Hidden Wearable Technology with MEMI – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor men, wearable technology might be the coolest thing and we’re all running out to get some. For women, you might be into technology but those watches and headgear don’t work with your fashion statement. Further, you want something because your phone is in your purse and you cannot feel it vibrate. Enter in MEMI – Hidden wearable technology. At first glance, MEMI looks like a bracelet. What it is: a chic iPhone compatible wearable that will vibrate when you need notification. Connected to Bluetooth LE, when you get a text message, phone call, calendar alert, or more the bracelet will send a vibration through your wrist. You can even set up the vibration pattern for specific messages or people calling. MEMI will be part of a collection so you will have different statements for when you go out. To find...

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Rent this Dress Using Style Lend – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWomen lend clothing all the time. Shirts, pants, and even dresses. Of course if a dress is around $1,000, they probably don’t want to part with it. That is where Style Lend comes in – Rent those expensive dresses for the gala event. Let’s say you want something from Parker, BCBG, Tadashi, Alexander Wang, Sans Souci, Lucca Couture, or anything with a larger price tag. Only thing is you want it for one night – Prom, awards ceremony, or special night on the town. If you can’t afford the high price, you can use StyleLend to rent it out for 10% of the actual price. I talk with Lona Alia Duncan about this disruption to the fashion industry. She noted several women who really needed a dress for one night. One in particular was Miss Hawaii – Moani – who needed...

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Zopaf Salary Negotiation Calculator App – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI remember the first job where I had to negotiate the salary. I was too green to understand how the product worked. If I would have had the Zopaf Salary Negotiation app, I could have gone into the negotiations and possibly have received more. Zopaf app is currently for iOS. The app uses multiple input options to create a graph of where you should be in your negotiations. For example: a Sales representative might have to consider vehicle costs  if no company car is provided. This app also takes out any emotion. If you calculate your costs and they are more than the salary, do you accept the job? If you can walk into a negotiation and state where your costs are, you might just get what you are asking for. You might also decide the job is not worth it and...

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TravAlarm Alerts if Problems Arise – Disrupt NY 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI have officially switched to my phone as an alarm clock (when I need it). Its easy to set and the alarm wakes me up. TravAlarm said that was not enough, so they made a smart alarm system. Imagine your alarm clock goes off a half hour earlier. You look at your phone and read there is a problem on the 101 or your city got 5-6 inches of snow. Now you can make better choices to start your day or just call in and not go to work. TravAlarm also will set alarms for you bus and train riders. If you fall asleep on the ride there, TravAlarm will wake you up with music before you miss your stop. TravAlarm is available for the Android with an iOS app soon. Check out TravAlarm.com for more info.  

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TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Recap

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI got into New York at about 10 AM and headed right to the event. Hackers have been working over the last 24 hours. I am sad I couldn’t get to watch them in action but happy I got to see the end results during the hackathon. The presentation itself was well done. They only had 60 seconds to present and the MCs kept them to that – only giving extra time to technical issues. Some presenters were well oiled machines while others didn’t do that well. A couple presented a pitch but didn’t show a product. In a Hackathon you have to show your work at the end. I heard some tweets where presenters were not allowed to show their hack because of the rating of their presentation. This was to avoid the problems from last year presentations. There are...

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Livestream HD510 Live Production Streaming PC – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this portable world we sometimes have to be ready to move when needed. Sometimes you are recording a hall, the next day you are in a small club getting that new up and coming band. That is why you need a portable solution such as the Livestream HD510. A new sleek design and combination of SDI and HDMI inputs, you will be able to set up a one – or multiple camera shoot. The HD510 also has a built-in 17″ LCD touch screen that flips up for quick use. The Livestream HD510 is built on a Core-i7 3.2GHz processor with 1 TB hard drive and 8 GB RAM. 5 HDMI/SDI inputs and 2 remote cameras give you up to 7 points to shoot from. Add on the optional Studion Surface controller pad for a full production switcher – or just use...

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DPA d:fine Headset Microphones – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI am always looking for a good microphone to create content with. Recently I ditched the big microphone for most of my video content with a headset mic. I might just be switching again as I checked out the DPA Microphones d:fine series. The d:fine headsets have one big advantage over some of the others on the market – the earpiece isn’t a solid piece of metal. In fact, the DPA d:fine has an interesting curly-q design (I was calling a pig tail). The flexible hook allows to go over anybody’s ear comfortably. Get DPA d:fine microphones at Amazon You can get the d:fine series in 4088 directional or 4066 omnidirectional capsules. The boom arm is completely adjustable and removeable from the ear mount and cable. What this does is allows you to easily adjust the boom (even move the boom...

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One Man Crew Camera Slider with Tablet Control – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I set up my home studio I tried to find ways to make my cameras work better for me. I thought a slider would be a fun addition – at the time there were no tablets and anything remote controlled would cost an arm and a leg. When I saw Redrock Micro’s One Man Crew, I knew I found something I could use at a decent price. Keep in mind the slider is still $1,495. If you can afford one it will add movement via the camera so you are not in the same static talking head pattern. Even the slightest movement can really help in the production and storytelling. Get the One Man Crew at B&H Photo This device also allows you to set up some great time-lapses. Set the slider to the slowest movement and hit the record...

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Streambox Video Streaming Service with Google Glass App: NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI checked out Streambox, an alternate live stream service for those looking to stream an event. They have services for everyone from the podcaster to those expecting thousands of views. For simple streaming, Streambox has the iOS and Android app that can turn a phone or iPad into its own camera. Of course you can always use a computer and streaming software to send video to the masses. An embed code will allow you to post on your website or other locations. Streambox also has broadcast production gear including the Avenir Mini 2 – a HD/SD encoder with network bonding. You will be able to connect to Wifi, 3G, 4G, and Ethernet to get the strongest and most reliable signal possible. To help you understand the signal better, Streambox also has a Google Glass app available. This app is for the...

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Sony HandyCam HXR-NX30u Production Camera – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI use the pro-sumer version of the Sony Handycam HXRNX30u in getting interviews for Geekazine. When I heard there was a broadcast level version, I was intrigued. Adding sound options and more made this the next camera on my list. The Sony Handcam HXR series came out in 2011. Their current version – the HXR-NX30u – brings high definition in a small footprint. Add the Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology and you can be holding this in your hand and still get a pretty stable shot. This is because the camera eye moves to keep the shake from happening. Get the Sony HXR-NX30u at B&H For example, I have done some time-lapses in Las Vegas with an older camera. Whether you are in a building or on a bridge you know that after watching the footage there is some shaking or swaying that...

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Omnirax AV and Broadcast Office Furniture – NAB 2014

Podcast (quickcast): EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor some podcasters, working from the living room table works for them. Others want to have an actual room and desk to sit at to run their shows. When I saw Omnirax office furniture I knew this would be perfect for that person who wants more. Omnirax is based out of California but reaches all over the US. They have placed together solutions for radio, studio, conference halls, classrooms, and more. Best part is their solutions can start as little as $500. Get Omnirax furniture Small or large they have a solution for your studio. They even custom build for whatever office you need. The Presto 4 is a top selling model. It houses areas for editors and creators and is designed to be ergonomic. The desk I sat at would fit an office nicely. It contained an area to...

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Digital Jukebox Button Broadcaster for Organizing Audio – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRadio programs use cart software to keep audio files organized. A software solution allows for more than just what a cart can hold and everything at a person’s fingertips. Even with podcasting some people use cart software to organize and keep clips at hand. Digital Jukebox is cart software that does a lot more. I got to talk with Joe over how Button Broadcaster works. Basically, the software allows you to put audio files in a 49 square area. You can organize those from intro music to quick quotes, sound effects, and more. On top is another series of buttons which bring up another set of buttons to use. On the left is the list. Items that you have queued up to play. They can be single items or category list items. Therefore you can play 3 songs and come in to...

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Zoom H6 Handy High Resolution Audio Recording Device – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI got to see some great recording devices for getting that interview or keynote recorded. One in particular – the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder – is a multi-function recorder that I could use to mic a 6 person interview, a room for an event, a 2-3 person band, and more. The H6 is designed for everyone – musicians to journalists – videographers to sound professionals that don’t want to carry the whole studio with them. The H6 has multiple attachments along with the 4 XLR/TRS inputs. The Zoom H6 can track 6 channels for many different options. At the top is an attachment for a XY microphone, boom mic (with dead cat) or a mid/size capsule for up-close interviews. The unit is fairly small for what it can do. Weighing in at less than 10 ounces you will be able to...

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Sony a7s Mirrorless DSLR with 35mm sensor for Low Light 4K – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSony showed off their new Alpha 7s (A7s) DSLR camera at NAB. This camera contains a 35mm sensor in it allowing for a lower resolution and pixels that can capture better even in low light situations. The camera is mirrorless. The a7scan adapt to become a full cinematic movie camera. What else do you need? The s stands for sensitivity. It supports an ISO range of 50 to 409,600. A down-scaled 4k (2,840×2,160) is achieved through this 12.2 megapixel sensor. You won’t be able to record 4K video directly on the camera but you will be able to make some great video in full 1080p with a XAVC S-format class 10 video card. And it’s still a camera, too. The camera can shoot at 5 fps. with shutter speeds up to 1/8000. The 35mm CMOS sensor can give you some great...

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LiveU Streaming Packs LU400, LU500, Smart Grip Stick – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSVideo streaming is a great way to get a show out to the public right now. LiveU has been giving us ways to stream video to a streaming service or back to the station for live coverage. Using packs that have multiple wireless endpoints working in tandem, if one carrier cannot send the signal another one can help out. I talked with Avi Cohen, COO of LiveU about the newest versions of streaming devices. Avi showed us the LU500, a smaller backpack solution that has 6-8 4G cards inside to get the action. The LU500 is only 2.2 lbs and with the backpack allows for a cameraperson to be on the go. The LU500 battery will run for around 3 hours – depending on how you use the pack. You can connect a camera, computer, or used the quick editing feature inside...

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HP Z27x DreamColor Monitor for 4K Video – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMovies such as Frozen, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and upcoming Shrek – the Final Chapter all have either used or will be using this technology to make the color pop and the movies shine. All because of a computer monitor. I met up with Dan Bennet this year at NAB 2014. Dan knows his stuff when it comes with high-quality HP computers – like the Z1 G2 – and also HP’s monitors in the HP DreamColor Z27x and Z24x. We focused mainly on the Z27x because of everything it had to offer. The HP DreamColor Z27x features a 4k input support screen, 10 bit color, and an integrated calibration engine to color correct the screen when needed. Dan showed me two calibration devices that could be used and could be calibrated to multiple color formats....

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