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Felt Audio Modular System: Retractable Bluetooth Ear Buds – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:34 — 141.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Bluetooth earphones are nice but there are no ear buds – Until now. Felt Audio has introduced a Bluetooth earbud (with microphone) system that pairs with your mobile device. The case is also a retractable clip – when you are done listening, the cord will retract the ear buds back into the case. Felt Audio also introduced the world’s smallest speaker system that also runs through Bluetooth. The omni-directional microphone will let you use it like a speakerphone. Felt Audio also makes cases that...

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Belkin Thunderstorm: Your iPad Turned into a Better Media Player -CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:39 — 92.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS If you have ever put the iPad next to the bed or in front of the couch to watch a movie, you’ve probably cupped the speaker to hear it better or tried to wire it up to the home stereo. The folks at Belkin decided to help you with a case that also gives you a better speaker. Belkin Thunderstorm is an enclosure that you can set in front of you and hear the video or audio. Belkin Thunderstorm sets up your audio experience in...

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Noitavonne EGO Series Joystick: Remote Control, Joystick and Hotspot – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:09 — 106.4MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS All in one devices are getting better and better. For instance, take this joystick from Noitavonne. Noitavonne focuses on all types of mobile devices and the technologies that surround. The EGO Series joystick that features a 64 GB drive. Connect via bluetooth to the phone then use it as a remote for tablet or Windows 8 device with voice functions. Connect it with your TV and when a call comes up you can answer right from the remote. Noitavonne Joystick even has a small...

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:25 — 172.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Air 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....

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Lowes Iris: Modular Home Security – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:55 — 138.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The 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...

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Hisense Smart Fridge: Powered by Android – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:19 — 239.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | 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,...

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Tripad Traveller: Roll Aboard Laptop Desk – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:18 — 146.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | 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...

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MVB Disk: File Management without Computer – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:35 — 154.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | 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...

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:44 — 109.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS A 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...

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:51 — 248.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | 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...

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USB-Cloud: Media Distribution – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:15 — 281.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | 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...

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Wilson Electronics: LTE Cellular Extenders – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:58 — 163.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Getting 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