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Luxli Viola is an RGBW LED Light with iOS App

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLuxli set up a backpack at NAB to show off Viola – a portable LED light that can change color and temperature. RGB + 3,400-10,000 white light. The Viola is Bluetooth connected, so you can put the light up into the rafters, then adjust at needed. Link lights together to go from a soft light to a Discotheque. The 5 inch Viola can be attached on a light and use a standard Panasonic battery. You can also add a diffuser for a softbox need. The Luxli can be used for remote video, in-studio lighting, or even if the electricity goes out in a storm.

GoalZero: Portable Solar Technology 0

GoalZero: Portable Solar Technology

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGoalZero is Portable Power Solution. You can colect power to charge your items. GoalZero is debuting a 7 Watt Solar panel. You can then store to the Guide 10 charging unit. Todd talks with Joe about this solar option. The Panel is 6×9, but when folded out comes to 19×9 inches. The price is $99.99, with the storage battery at $249.99. They also have larger charging options, too. If you are the weekend hiker, or planning to conquer a summit, GoalZero has a charging system for you. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Samsung Super AMOLED Screens 0

Samsung Super AMOLED Screens

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSScreens inside phones like Samsung Galaxy S, are called “Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED)”. These flat screens give you a high quality in such a small device. The screen is so thin, it can be bent – if needed. At CES we saw the Super AMOLED screens outside the devices. You can touch, flick and especially bend them. When they are in your smartphone, the brighter picture will bring a 20% longer battery life. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

NBC Universal Show #1: From the Bravo Stage 0

NBC Universal Show #1: From the Bravo Stage

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNBC Universal set up two stages this year. The first one was the stage we used last year and the second one was a big ping-pong ball shaped area that you would stand in the middle of. That is the stage we ended up using for show #1 – And it was pretty cool. Since the first show was on Friday, we had to wait until the folks at Bravo were done. A couple snafus and things were running a tad late on the main stage. We ended up using the 2nd stage where Todd Cochrane, Jeffrey Powers and Tom Newman interviewed folks from Ford, iRobot, Red, Anti Sleep Pilot and Clickfree. Even though there were time constraints, we still pulled off the quality shows you know us to do. We were even a little under the clock, for the batteries...

Celestron Sky Prodigy: Affordable Self Aligning Telescope 0

Celestron Sky Prodigy: Affordable Self Aligning Telescope

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS 3 minutes. Have this telescope up and running within that time. With a 4,000 object database, the Celestron digital telescope will point you in the right direction. The telescope will come in 133 mm, 70 mm and 90 mm models. The instant gratification of knowing what you are looking at in 3 minutes is an added bonus to this great telescope. If you are a casual star observer, then Celestron has a series of digital telescopes for you. This is a CES 2011 Innovation award winner Features include: Automatic Alignment Procedure & Computerized Altazimuth Mount Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy CD-ROM “The SkyX” First Light Edition Astronomy Software 30 Hour battery pack Database of over 4,000 Celestial Objects Proprietary StarSense Technology Provides a Completely Automatic Alignment Process with No User Intervention Required Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software...

Boogie Board Erases with Touch of a Button 0

Boogie Board Erases with Touch of a Button

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRemember those Black Static Erase boards that you lifted the plastic and your words and doodles disappeared? Well let’s chalk one up to technology as the Boogie Board is now here! It does the same thing, however, instead of lifting the sheet, you just push a button and the image erases. This is a green technology that only uses a watch battery when you erase. This is perfect for the kitchen or a student that wants to draw or write notes. Even those people that write down “Back in 5”. Boogie Board is only $39. You can get it on Amazon or Brookstone. You can also get it on their website. Most important, you can become a kid again… …Also check out the Skinflick, a color changing iPhone case with the flick of a finger. Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV...

Barnes & Noble Nook Color for Books, Magazines, Papers 0

Barnes & Noble Nook Color for Books, Magazines, Papers

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAndy talks with Barnes & Noble on the next generation of Nook. This is a color version of the popular reader. The reason why they wanted to go to this level is because people read more than books on their device. Magazines, comic books, papers and more. The nook has a great battery life. It also has a great plan with Barnes & Noble so you can read more. Along with their “Lend Me” technology, you can borrow a book for 14 days. The Nook and more is available at Barnes and Noble stores. Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Technocel Power Battery Pack Charges Phone, Battery at same Time 0

Technocel Power Battery Pack Charges Phone, Battery at same Time

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSInstead of a charger, why not have a power pack charger? That is what Andy found at Technocel. You use their phone charger plug to charge your phone, but it also charges their pack so you can recharge your device when no wall socket is available. It doesn’t matter if it’s Micro USB or Mini USB. There is a connector for that. You also get connectors for other devices from Samsung, Casio, Nokia, LG and more. The charger is $39.99 and available now. Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Yale Locks show InTouch Locks that speaks Z-wave 0

Yale Locks show InTouch Locks that speaks Z-wave

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPeter Williams joined Todd at the TPN Live CES coverage. Peter is from Yale Locks. It’s their first year at CES and they are showing Smart locks. Running off 4- AA batteries, the touchscreen is incorporated to open deadbolts. Not only will it unlock the door, you will get notification as to when and what is unlocked. Each person can have their own code. With integration of Z-Wave, you can get these locks integrated into a security system. Being Z-Wave compliant means you can get a better hold on who is coming and going. Also, if something is not right, you can get notified and video can be recorded. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks...

ECTACO JetBook is an Affordable E-Reader 0

ECTACO JetBook is an Affordable E-Reader

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJerry Cimadomo and Greg Stetson join Todd and Tom with the TPN Live CES coverage. They are from ECTACO – a company that makes electronic dictionaries, translators and now – e-book readers. The JetBook is a light and versatile e-book reader that runs on 4 – AAA batteries. It lasts up to 90 hours of reading. You can get ebooks from different sources, or convert using their software. There is an SD card reader, so you can store more books into your reader. Prices start at $99, with an advanced reader at $250. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Interview by Tom Newman of Fogview Podcast TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

XpanD X102 Universal 3D Glasses 0

XpanD X102 Universal 3D Glasses

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMichael Williams joined Andy on the TPN Live CES coverage to show Xpand. These are 3D glasses that work with different standards in 3D today. There are multiple 3D formats and no universal standard. XpanD designed the glasses to work on many different formats of TV. On the bottom is a button that changes the glasses. Using a CR 2032 watch battery, you continue to push the button down until the 3D works. After a certain time, the glasses will turn themselves off. Xpand even gives you 3 batteries in the package, along with additional nose pieces. XpanD Universal 3D glasses are available at Sears, CompUSA, Fry’s and more starting at $119.00 Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting...

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Portable Power Using Hydrogen 1

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Portable Power Using Hydrogen

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHorizon Fuel Cell Technologies showed off HydroFILL at CES. This is a small-scale home hydrogen station which allows consumers to refill solid state canisters using water and electricity. You create hydrogen by plugging the water filled HydroSTIK in a wall socket. The mini packs can charge many different electronics. From LED flashlights to full tablets. In fact, there was a tablet on display using hydrogen cells. Each pack saves people money. To put in perspective, 100 AA batteries recharged 100 times is equivilent to a miniPAK charged once. Therefore, longer durations means that flashlight in the cupboard will work when needed. Interview by Tom Newman of Fogview Podcast TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Casio Epic CG10 Prism Full Color Graphing Calculator 0

Casio Epic CG10 Prism Full Color Graphing Calculator

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMike Reiners joins the TPN live CES coverage. He brings something that I never expected in today’s Consumer Electronics Show – A Calculator. Still, I found out that this idea is also striding on technology and now it’s in full color ! The Casio Graphing calculator CG10 line has been upgraded and introduced at CES 2011 is a sure winner. Mike Reiners notes that Casio was the innovator of the graphing calculator over 25 years ago. Mike is a full time teacher in Minnesota, and comes up with some novel ideas to challenge his students, using the capabilities of the graphing calculator. The secret to the long battery power of the unit gives you over 140 hours of capacity on 4 AAA batteries. Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net Interview by Tom Newman of Fogview Podcast TPN CES 2011 Live...

Liquid Image Sports Camera Masks 0

Liquid Image Sports Camera Masks

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLiquid Image has shown off their underwater eyewear cameras for a few years now, each year we stop by and see what the advances are. This year, of course, is no different. There are 3 types, scuba, BMX and Summit Series (Skiers).  High definition cameras with endurance and protection. The camera is fixed-focus between your eyes. It can focus from 6 inches away. It records to an SD card as avi files. The lithium rechargeable batteries (scuba takes AA) give you 3-4 hours of recording. Starting at $300, but the 1080p will start at $400. Interview by Tom Newman of Fogview Podcast Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Solar Powered iPod, iPhone Boombox with Eton 1

Solar Powered iPod, iPhone Boombox with Eton

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWant to recreate the scene from High Fidelity, but don’t have an oversized boom box or 16 D- Batteries it takes to run it? Well that is where Eton steps in. They can not only convert your iPod or iPhone into a full size boombox, but also will help with charging, as this is also a solar powered device. Eton has some great charging solar solutions. The SoulRa XL has a commercial grade solar panel and has a level of water resistance to protect from elements. Indoor or outdoor, you can create 5 hours charging. But of course, it makes for a great charger if in a pinch. And of course, recreating John Cusak movies… Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Samsung Galaxy 7 with Slide-out Keyboard 1

Samsung Galaxy 7 with Slide-out Keyboard

Samsung debuts the Samsung Galaxy 7 Tablet. It’s a Windows Home 7 Premium Tablet that does have a slide-out keyboard. It also has a multi-touch (16 point) polyphony screen, which means you can use more than one finger to write or work. It is still a 7″ tablet, but that idea of a sliding keyboard for something that weighs only 2.2 lbs is pretty interesting. An 8.5 hour battery life. No mention on the processor, but I am guessing it’s the same Cortex A8 1.2 GHz as in the Galaxy Tab. This is due out sometime Q3-4. No price range. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

GoalZero: Portable Solar Technology 0

GoalZero: Portable Solar Technology

GoalZero is Portable Power Solution. You can colect power to charge your items. GoalZero is debuting a 7 Watt Solar panel. You can then store to the Guide 10 charging unit. Todd talks with Joe about this solar option. The Panel is 6×9, but when folded out comes to 19×9 inches. The price is $99.99, with the storage battery at $249.99. They also have larger charging options, too. If you are the weekend hiker, or planning to conquer a summit, GoalZero has a charging system for you. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Samsung Super AMOLED Screens 0

Samsung Super AMOLED Screens

Screens inside phones like Samsung Galaxy S, are called “Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED)”. These flat screens give you a high quality in such a small device. The screen is so thin, it can be bent – if needed. At CES we saw the Super AMOLED screens outside the devices. You can touch, flick and especially bend them. When they are in your smartphone, the brighter picture will bring a 20% longer battery life. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Spot is Growing Up with Spot Connect iPhone 0

Spot is Growing Up with Spot Connect iPhone

Text from anywhere around the globe. That is what Spot is about. They have created devices for those who work outside cell phone signals. Especially in dangerous areas where they could get in trouble. The new Spot Connect iPhone is a portable hotspot that will allow your phone to send a message. If your device is inoperable, then you can send an SOS through the hotspot puck. Best part, it runs on 2 – AA batteries. SPECS Size: 3” x 2.6” x 1.2” (7.6 cm x 6.6 cm x 3.2 cm) Weight: 4.9 oz (w/ batteries) GPS Lat. Lon. datum format: WGS-84 Operating Environment: Operating temperatures: -13°F to +140°F (-25°C to +60°C) Altitude: -328 ft to 21,325 ft (-100 m to +6500 m) IPX7 Waterproof: Up to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes Bluetooth range ~30 feet GPS accuracy: 32.8 ft (10 m) location accuracy Commercial satellites (LEO): 1610-1620 MHz L-band frequency Visibility:...

Energizer Brings Qi (Chee): Wireless Charger for iPhone, Blackbery 8900 1

Energizer Brings Qi (Chee): Wireless Charger for iPhone, Blackbery 8900

In the last two years of going to the Consumer Electronics Show, we have seen our share of charging mats – most notably, Powermat. The idea is simple: place your device on the pad and let it charge. Energizer – in cooperation with the Wireless Power Consordium (WPC) – have developed the Energizer Qi. It is a 2 bay mat to place your devices and let them charge. For it’s release in October, it’s only the iPhone and Blackberry 8900 (with other devices coming soon). You slip on the case and set down the device. Once done charging, you take off the mat. On the mat you will see the Qi symbol. Place the device on the symbol and the device will charge using conduction. First Thoughts The one thing I notice is the case covers the dock. I don’t see a way to charge or sync data...

Lexware Labs Sleep Cycle: Can I Learn, Sleep Better? 0

Lexware Labs Sleep Cycle: Can I Learn, Sleep Better?

Apparently there is a new iPhone application out there that lets me monitor my sleep cycle by simply sleeping with the iPhone at the corner of the bed. The application is called Sleep Cycle by Lexware Labs. It is currently a $0.99 app in the iTunes store as an introductory offer. The application is simple: Set the alarm for your wake time. For me, I don’t usually set an alarm – When I want to get up, I wake up. Nonetheless, I did setup the alarm for testing sake. I set the iPhone on the corner of the bed. They say you need to plug in the device to maintain power, but I am not ready to sleep with 115 Volts sitting by my head just yet. I had the phone charged up, so I left the cable on the computer. It did go through about 50-60% of...

DeLorme Brings Satellite Based Communication in SPOT GPS Messanger – CES 201 1

DeLorme Brings Satellite Based Communication in SPOT GPS Messanger – CES 201

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Last year when Todd talked to John about Spot, we learned that GPS tracking can be vital for those who go off the beaten path. The device has been used in over 500 rescues. This year, they are back with the new SPOT GPS Messanger. Scott talks with Derek about this new version of the GPS tracker. The device sends a geolocation message to check in. If you are in trouble, the device will send an SOS. It will also send an automated tracking mode that can update Googlemaps on a 10 min interval. Real-time data can be sent to friends and family, or to a social network like Facebook or Twitter. The service is $100 per year, and utilizes the SPOT Satellite Network . Height: 3.7″ (9.4 cm) Width: 2.6″ (6.6 cm) Thickness: 1″ (2.5 cm) Weight: 5.2 oz (147.4g)...

Hypershop: External Batteries for Your iPhone and iPad in Hypermac Mini, Micro and Nano – CES 2010 0

Hypershop: External Batteries for Your iPhone and iPad in Hypermac Mini, Micro and Nano – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Running out of battery on your iPhone – and soon iPad – can become a pain. You just want to get that one thing done and – as Scotty would say – “I just don’t have enough power, captain”. If you are in an important college lecture or business meeting, for instance, and forgot to charge the device the night before, this can become a real nightmare. Enter in Hypershop. They have the Hypermac Mini, Hypermac micro and Hypermac nano to charge your different Apple devices. Todd Cochrane talks with Jennifer about these great products. The nano is the smallest and most impressive. With 1800mAh, you should be able to get about 2 charges out of this device that is as small as a lighter. Compared to a Mophie (1200mAh), the Hypermac Nano will charge faster and give you at least one...

3M Adds 1 GB Memory to their Pocket Projector in the 3M MPro150 – CES 2010 0

3M Adds 1 GB Memory to their Pocket Projector in the 3M MPro150 – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Remember when you went on a business trip without a laptop? While that is a little hard to fathom for some nowadays, you might be able to pull it off with the smartphone technologies. But what about going to a business trip with a projector that can keep your laptop and iPhone at home? That is where the 3M MPRO150 comes in. Your business tools in one little device. Best part is it will recognize most formats – Word, Powerpoint, Adobe Reader and a lot more. Todd Cochrane talks with Gabe about this great device. The MSRP is $395, but it is a great addition to any salesperson or businessman out there.  It comes fully equipped with sound, re-chargeable battery, screen size images up to 50” and 15 lumens of brightness. Storage: 1 GB internal memory with 2 GB microSD...

Aluratek is on Digital Revolution with the HD Player with the Aluratek Cinepal – CES 2010 0

Aluratek is on Digital Revolution with the HD Player with the Aluratek Cinepal – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Aluratek has been working on all things Digital. They have the Libre – an e-reader – and the Cinecam – an handheld HD camera. Now they can add the Cinepal to the mix. This personal media viewing device is a lot like a tablet. A 6 hour battery means long trips can be enjoyed with movies. Memory expandable to 36 GB means a personal movie player, digital picture frame, MP3 player and a lot more. Doesn’t even matter the audio or video format – the Cinepal will play it. Todd Cochrane talks with John about this new Personal HD media player. For $149, you should be able to get this very soon. 8.9 inch High Definition LCD Display: 1024 x 600 resolution Support 720p and 1080i full HD video-decoding Support 720p video out to your HD TV Support HD video...

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