Tagged: cell phone

Does the Blackberry PRIV Give You the Blackberry Experience?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBlackberry phones were popular because they were meant for business. Their security features were better than any other phone at the time. Some CEO’s would lose their minds if they didn’t have it. Even President Obama had to have a Blackberry over an iPhone 10 years ago. Fast forward to today. Blackberry broke down and created the Android version called PRIV, hoping it would bring those CEOs back. I got this phone from my friends at Verizon Wireless to find out if they accomplished the job. Let’s look at the specs. This is an Android phone running the Qualcomm 8992 Snapdragon 808 Heza-Core processor at 64-bit. An Adreno 418 GPU at 600 mHz and 32 GB Flash memory, upgradable to 2 TB. The phone runs a display of 2560×1440 – or 1440p. The screen size is 5.4″ and has a 24-bit...

Swissvoice: ePure Land Line VoIP, iPhone, Android Dock – CES 2012 0

Swissvoice: ePure Land Line VoIP, iPhone, Android Dock – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCompany Swissvoice has been around in Switzerland since 1893. They are bringing some of that technology to the US with the ePure. It’s a series of phones – a land-line version, but also a iPhone and Android version. The iPhone dock phone lets you put your phone in to charge, but then you can use the handset to answer phone calls. If you turn the receiver on the side, you can use it as a bluetooth speaker. The ePure also has a multi-phone solution. This is for your Android phone, or another smart phone. Once again, you can use the receiver as a cordless phone, or speakers when set on their side. We finally looked at another device that you connect up to your router, it then will push the call to multiple lines. If you don’t pick up the land line, it...

DeLORME: In-Reach Keeps You Connected – CES 2012 0

DeLORME: In-Reach Keeps You Connected – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDeLORME has been a regular at CES for years. Each year, they come out with new and exciting mapping and Communications. This year, DeLORME showed their award-winning Delorme In-Reach, which allows you to stay reliably connected wherever you go. Even while out of cell phone range, you can receive cell phone messages. This is especially important if you go out of cell range frequently – whether in rock climbing, hiking or other extreme tasks. With this services, you get confirmation of message delivery. You can send Interactive 2-way SOS in a real emergency situations. DeLORME In-Reach cost $250, but is a great device to have if you are in trouble. Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

Midwest Gaming Classic pt 1: Wandcrafters 0

Midwest Gaming Classic pt 1: Wandcrafters

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Midwest Gaming Classic While down at the Midwest Gaming Classic, I started on the vendor floor to see all the cool items you can purchase. Video games, Pinball machines, parts for machines, game consoles and more. Old consoles, game swag and more. I ran into Carol, from Wandcrafters. They make wizard’s wands. Using a lathe, Carol has expanded the process to keychains, magnifying glasses and more. They even had some pens made from cell phone boards. Wandcrafters has also created wands out of antlers that were shed. She sticks mostly to wood for her designs. This is the 10th anniversary for the Midwest Gaming Classic.    

WellDoc: Smartphone Application to Monitor Health 0

WellDoc: Smartphone Application to Monitor Health

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAnand Lyer and Chris Bergstrom came on to the Live CES show to talk about WellDoc. This is the next generation of technology solutions supporting chronic disease management. Using the cell phone to monitor and coach them. WellDoc is a company who’s software will record and report. By giving your doctor a timeline of what you have been doing, they will be able to treat better. Think of WellDoc as a personal coach. It lets you know what you need to do. For diabetics, if your blood sugar is low, it will let you know how much sugar you really need. Interview with 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

ATSC mobile with iMovee 0

ATSC mobile with iMovee

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMaxel Rapheal joins Andy and Esby for the TPN Live CES coverage. He is showing off iMovee – a device that will let the kids watch TV while you are driving highway speeds. The technology is called Advances Television System Commitee (ATSC) mobile. This is the standards for digital TV, satellite and cable networks. The device is about the size of a cell phone. It will cost $149, but will come with $150 in free credit. See the Floor Video of iMovee with Andy Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net Interview by Esbjorn Larsen 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

Panavise Mobile Mounts for Cameras, GPS, Phones 0

Panavise Mobile Mounts for Cameras, GPS, Phones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSometimes we need someone just to hold the camera. However, with Panvise, we can get that camera shot without having someone around. Panavise makes many types of mounts. Mostly for industrial need, holding items while you work on them. However, they have developed the 809 suction cup mount that can stick. In fact, it has been placed on the exterior of race cars going at top speeds. The standard mounts mean you can connect a GPS, a camera, cell phone or other device on your windshield. Heck, you could attach it on the outside of the car and not worry about it falling off! Interview by Esbjorn Larsen 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

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:...

Opera Mini 5 for Android G1 0

Opera Mini 5 for Android G1

Over the last two and a half weeks, I have packed up and cleaned out my old house and finished the move to Virginia Beach, Va., where spring is well under way. I’m ready to start paying attention to tech again. Yesterday, I was mucking about in the Android Marketplace and discovered that Opera Mini 5 Beta was available for download, so I downloaded it immediately. It is much better that Opera Mini 4 for Android, which I understand from the Opera newsgroups was as much a proof-of-concept version as anything else. The new version includes tabbed browsing (which Opera invented) adapted to a mobile device, improved bookmark and settings management as compared to v. 4, and better responsiveness to the touch screen.

GWP Ep 130: Fifth Take is Charm, Happy St. Patty’s Day! 1

GWP Ep 130: Fifth Take is Charm, Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSuStream Producer issues – Won’t talk with Logitech. California trip was a success. Thanks to the HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure crew! The Flight home, however, wasn’t too great. Cool new happening with Ford next week? Winner of this weeks’ Diskeeper 2010: Offit Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month!Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. Download Great Books with Audible – audiblepodcast.com/geekazine All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 131 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) JooJoo Refunds? Facebook QR Codes Early April Fools, Conan, Revision 3 – Or is it? Is Alex Worth it? Broadband Problems in the US Email and the Fourth...

Wired Wireless:  “Wireless Backhaul” 0

Wired Wireless: “Wireless Backhaul”

Ultimately, wires will be involved with your wireless devices. Bloomberg reports Time-Warner wants to provide some of them: Time Warner Cable Inc., the biggest pay-television provider in New York City, is pitching phone companies including AT&T and Verizon Wireless on a service that uses its underground cables to carry mobile calls and Web downloads — easing the congestion spurred by data-hungry users of smartphones like the iPhone. The service, known in the industry as wireless backhaul, has become Time Warner Cable’s fastest-growing business after revenue tripled last year, said Craig Collins, senior vice president of business services. Across the cable industry, sales from wireless carriers may reach about $3.6 billion in 2012, according to researcher GeoResults Inc. The story goes on to say, without quoting any statistics, that iPhones use twice the capacity of other smartphone (I wonder how an iPhone compares to my Android) and that backhaul...

Upgrade your Telo with a DECT 6.0 with CAT IQ and PureVoice from Ooma – CES 2010 0

Upgrade your Telo with a DECT 6.0 with CAT IQ and PureVoice from Ooma – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Like I said before, every year we talk with Ooma. This year, we talked with them twice. While the first video is very informative, this one seems to push things a little further. CAT-IQ is the new term for DECT adding a data channel to the DECT 6.0 protocol. The base station can then stream real time answering machine screening to the CAT-IQ handset. Also, if you set down your cell phone by the Telo and have the Bluetooth connected, any call from the phone will automatically forward to your Land Line. Ooma extends the home phone to Google voice. You can pair the two the same as you would a cell phone. You can also screen calls and use the Google Voice number to call back.

Emergency power to cell phone with YoGen, the Yo Yo Generator – CES 2010 0

Emergency power to cell phone with YoGen, the Yo Yo Generator – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It’s called the Yo Yo Generator for you get a box with a string and a cord to your phone or other device. But this product does more than hours of playtime and a few cool tricks. It allows you to charge the cell phone for emergency use, or if you are close to dead battery and not near a power outlet. Best part is you don’t have to charge anything. Therefore it can sit in your emergency bag for when you really need it. Plug in the device, pull the cord and charge your phone, MP3 player or other device. It charges as fast as a regular charger would, so about 5 minutes of pulling on the cord should get you enough battery to alert someone where you are. In this Video, Jeffrey Powers talks to YoGen and finds...

Sonim – Quest PRO Cellphone – CES 2010 0

Sonim – Quest PRO Cellphone – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS O.K, this is the cell phone that was told to be indestructible, but there is a video out there of a reporter who did bust the phone’s screen. Well, we didn’t have that result, but we did get to see the phone pound a nail into wood. Andy McCaskey talks with Christoph of Sonim on this great phone product. Sponsor:  Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee

Pocket Radar – Consumer Radar – CES 2010 Unveiled 0

Pocket Radar – Consumer Radar – CES 2010 Unveiled

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Do you have a kid in softball and want to know how fast they throw that ball? Do you live in the race pits and want to know how fast your car is going? Maybe measure the speed of a golf swing. Well, check this out. Todd Cochrane found Steve from Pocket Radar. A device that looks like a cell phone, but it can scan the speed of a fastball. It can track a ball, for stats, training or a lot more. The planar antenna is actually in the device and the Conical beam is pretty good. You can get it pre-order for $199, with a $249 retail price. Sponsor:  Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee

MPower – Emergency Illumination – CES 2010 0

MPower – Emergency Illumination – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Sometimes you might need an emergency flashlight. In some cases, you may need emergency power for your cell phone. That is where the MPower Emergency Illuminator comes in. With the flick of a switch, you will have emergency power to charge up your cell, get light to change a tire, or a lot more. Todd Cochrane talks with George on this great product idea from MPower. Sponsor:  Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee

No Music on My Cell Phone 1

No Music on My Cell Phone

England’s The Guardian has a column agonizing over the future of cell phones (“mobiles” in English English) as portable music devices. I’m very happy with my cell phone/PDA, but I wouldn’t use it as a music or podcast player, even though it has those capabilities.

Dude? Where’s My Cell Phone? We don’t leave home without it. 1

Dude? Where’s My Cell Phone? We don’t leave home without it.

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS10 years ago I walked into the local dealer and picked up my first cell phone. I believe it was a Nokia 920. My work cell was a Motorola Clam Shell, then I believe a Nokia 720. I then got a 5100 series, followed by a 6300 series. 2 years ago I purchased the Razr3, and now I have an HTC 8125. 5 cell phones in 10 years. Throughout those times I have called, texted, surfed and played the occasional game of Bubble breaker. My phone has been by my side all this time. So has my wallet and keys. But which one would I want the most if I had to choose one? IDC and Nortel Networks did a study to find out what is more important – your cell phone or your wallet. 38 percent of over 2000 people polled...

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