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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a trade show expo and conference that is put on by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CES normally happens the first weekend of January. It is one of the biggest expo shows that happens in Las Vegas, NV. CES is where new products will be shown off, but is also a place for products and companies looking for funding or partnerships.

Geekazine Fact about CES:

The TechPodcast Network has been covering CES for 6 years. Geekazine joined Todd Cochrane and Andy McCaskey in 2009. In 2011, Techpodcasts Live streamed CES at our booth. We created over 270 in-booth and remote interviews for the week.

Kodak Orbit 360 VR Camera and other concept VR cameras from PixPro

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSKodak is getting into the VR space in a big way their new Kodak Orbit 360 VR 4K Camera. This camera takes Kodak’s existing technology for making VR images and the camera itself puts it all together for you. You won’t have to get on the computer and do it yourself if you don’t want to. It is capable of doing it automatically right out of the box. This makes it even easier to share these images across social media. And you know you want to share all of those cool images with your friends. About Kodak PixPro Orbit The camera has two modes. You can get a square image and have it do all of the internal stitching, or you can get a circular image and use external software to stitch it up yourself. So no matter which way you...

Netgear Arlo Pro 2 and Smart HD Baby Monitors at CES 2018

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI’m a big fan of Arlo cameras. Last year, it gave police a good view of the 2 people that broke into my house. A single camera can add a feeling of comfort. 2 or 3 in key places can really add to your families’ safety. That is where Arlo comes in. About the Netgear Arlo Pro 2 The Netgear Arlo Pro 2 is all about keeping your home safe. It will let you see everything that goes on at your home in 1080p HD. If you ever do encounter an intruder when using the Arlo 2, you are going to have no trouble identifying them. This home surveillance device is all about flexibility and can go wire-free thanks a rechargeable battery, or you can stay plugged in. It fits whatever your needs are and as your needs shift, the design...

Check Out Omnicharge With USB-C Charging, and A Powerful Power Bank for Coffee Shops, Universities

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSStartup Omnicharge was at CES to show off the Omni 20 USB-C. This portable power USB-C bank can output up to 100 watts of power for charging all of your larger devices. This version keeps all of the good hardware from the original Omnicharge and adds the USB-C ports. It has four ports, two USB-C and two USB-A, and a powerful 20,100 mAh battery cell that you will find handy for for charging up laptops, smartphones, drones, digital cameras and basically anything else you carry with you. About Omnicharge with USB-C Power Bank This new device is geared toward the future and perfect for devices like the new MacBook Pro for instance. Everyone is switching to USB-C, so with Omnicharge, you are good to go and ready for these new gadgets. The Omni 20 USB-C doesn’t have the wattage limitation of...

The Hive View Indoor Camera For Your Smart Home

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHive is the UK’s largest smart home provider, and they launched in the states last year. Their latest offering is the Hive View, which lets you keep on eye on all of the goings on in your home. This is not only a stylish indoor camera, but it also comes packed with some very cool features like HD live streaming and person detection. You can also set it to ignore your pets, making it all the more handy. It will live stream to your Hive app in 1080p HD, or playback videos from the last 24 hours if you need to review something. About Hive View The Hive View starts recording when it detects motion or sound, and sends a notification to your smartphone so you can check it out. Was it just a family member coming home unexpectedly or do...

Meet Kevin: Your Noisy New Roommate

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS? Sometimes you come across a good idea and a young entrepreneur that is thinking outside the box. Step in Julius from Mitipi, and his roommate, Kevin. What is Kevin? Kevin is a theft deterrent. Most thieves don’t want to bother a home if they think someone is inside. Kevin allows you to simulate that with a simple device that sits on your table. You control Kevin with your smartphone to simulate lights, a TV running, and more. Add in sounds like people talking in the kitchen, doors closing, footsteps, and more to the speaker making it sound like people are home. This crowdfund will start soon. For more information, check out Mitipi.com

CES 2018 Show Guide

CES 2018 Show Guide

The Consumer Electronics Show 2018 begins tomorrow Sunday, January 7 for the press, and on Tuesday, January 9 for the trade, and this year it will be a daunting task to navigate the more than 2.7 million square feet of exhibit space sprawling across the Las Vegas Strip as it is the largest show floor ever in CES history. Simply put, you’re going to need a guide. To plan your visit, try to focus on just one venue per day. There are three main areas: Tech East, Tech West and Tech South. To help get oriented, here is a map overview and here is the floor plan where you can map your show. Below is a preview of what you will find in each area. If you find yourself needing to head to another venue, do it in style! Head to the LVCC Gold Lot for a self-driving robo-taxi from Aptiv/Lyft. Free autonomous...

IOGEAR GTD733 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Docking Station

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMaking a more versitile computer can mean creating a workstation so you have monitors to view projects, places to put mice and keyboards, and more. Docking your laptop to a device like the IOGear GTD733 also gives you more functionality through the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port. The IOGEAR Docking station gives you 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C plugs, DisplayPort, audio, and USB-A plug. The power delivery system allows you to charge devices. A 85W power delivery will be out later this year. IOGEAR also debuted a full range of docking stations, including USB-C for Macbook Pro.

Earin M-2 Wireless Earbud Headphones for iPhone, Android

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs we move away from wired headsets, we look for devices that will not only deliver great sound, but also stay in our ears. Last year, Earin came on the scene with a wireless earbud and power capsule to go with your new iPhone 7 or Lenovo Moto Z (both devices without headphone jack). The folks at Earin came on the scene last year with their M-1 earbuds. Bluetooth earbuds with a charging case for up to 9 hours of listening pleasure. This year at CES 2017 Bluetooth Conference, Earin shows off the new M-2 earbuds. These headphones now include a microphone technology so you can take calls, talk to Siri or Android Assistant, or record audio for podcasts or voice messages. The microphone drivers include a proprietary noise removal algorithm technology so you can have a phone conversation in a...

Belkin Debuts Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBelkin showed off their Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock at CES 2017. The dock boast all the features that Thunderbolt 3 USB-C offers – Two 4K monitor support, 40 GB pass-through to other devices with Thunderbolt 3, and of course, an all-in-one station so you can turn your laptop into a powerhouse. What this Express Dock HD also offers is 170W power supply to charge your devices including that 85W laptop power need. This will give you enough power to also plug in hard drives, video accessories, and phones. On the Express Dock you will get 3 USB-A 3.0 jacks (one on front), audio out on front and back, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort, and 170W power socket. There is no pricing as of yet and shipping is “Soon”. Check out Belkin for more information.  

Roost Water and Freeze Detector Detects Leaks

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you’ve ever had a leaking or frozen pipe, you know that is not a fun thing to deal with. being able to detect it before the problem gets out of hand is important. That is what Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector strives to do. We talk with David Henry of Roost at CES 2017 to find out more. Roost is a Wifi enabled product that is placed in an area under the pipes where water pooling could occur. If the device detects any type of precipitation, it will alert you via app to the issue. It will also alert you if the area is too cold or too humid so you can take action. Put the Roost Smart Leak detector by the water heater, under a sink or toilet, or wherever you could expect a water event to happen....

Razer Project Valerie Laptop With up to Five 4K screens Using Thunderbolt 3

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt made news at CES 2017, first as the prototype 3-monitor laptop, then as the demo that got taken at the show. Razer is offering a $25,000 reward for information that will capture the culprit. In the meantime, the laptop is still continuing it’s move forward. The Razer Project Valerie is a triple 17 inch monitor laptop that deploys upon command. This allows for a wrap around experience in your gaming. The machine is currently running a Nvidia GTX 1080. Not much other specs are available for Valerie at this time, as this is a prototype. But we do know one additional spec that really sets this laptop above and beyond… Thunderbolt 3 on Razer Project Valerie By adding the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, you can add another dual 4K monitor setup to your home use. This gives you five 4K...

Dell XPS 13 inch 2-in-1 with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Dell XPS laptop series continues to impress. Dell keeps innovating and learning what the customer wants, then puts out a laptop that can deliver. The XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop they debuted at CES 2017 is no different. About the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop “We made the product a little thinner, a little bit more mobile”, said Randall Heaton, Product manager for XPS notebooks at Dell. “We also changed our ports on the product a little bit”. The XPS 13 inch 2-in-1 convertible has a 7th generation Intel Core i5 (upgrade to i7), Windows 10, 4GB RAM and 128 GB SSD drive (upgrade to 16 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD). The “edge to edge” 13 inch screen is touch enabled and comes with Windows 10. USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Inside The Dell XPS also has 2 USB-C ports – one...

Turn Your Light Into a Computer with Beam Labs

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYou might think “Why would I want to turn my light into a computer?” I was thinking that, too, until I saw what the folks at Beam Labs are up to. This is a ingenious bulb that has a full Android OS inside. Simply screw in the Edison bulb, turn it on and use the lamp as a projector. The first application I thought of was for a restaurant. You could  easily have a menu project onto a table. When you don’t want to see the menu anymore, flip the switch and it’s a regular light bulb. With the app, you could also turn that menu-light into an Internet Connected game system or video watching system. While the family waits for breakfast, they could be watching the latest news projected on the table from the overhead lamp. Most portable lamps could be...

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...

Sony Handycam PJ710 Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI had the opportunity to play with the Sony Handycam PJ710 over the summer. I saw these Sony cameras at CES and was really excited to add this to my video arsenal. This is a camera that is also a video projector. Great for showing off those videos you just took of the kids, the parents or whatever you recorded. The camera is part of the PJ7xx series. PJ710 and PJ790. The main difference between the two is the PJ790 comes with 96 GB internal flash memory – perfect for a few hours of recording. I also have the Sony Handycam XR260 – a previous model with internal HD that records up to 24 hours in 1080p. Advantages of Sony Handycam PJ710 The best advantage was the stabilization system. The balanced optical SteadyShot is a device that will actually stabilize the...

Plantronics Voyager Legend UC Bluetooth Headset

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA few weeks ago I got to talk with the folks at Plantronics. They showed me this neat Bluetooth headset in the Voyager Legend UC. It has the ability to connect up to your computer, smartphone or tablet. Best part – you can have the device connected to two computers at the same time. About the Plantronics Voyager Legend UC The Voyager Legend UC is an earpiece Bluetooth headset that is also a smart headset. you can press a button and speak a command. You can also activate your smartphone’s voice commands, speak to text and more. A CES Innovations award winner, the UC headset can be paired with your smartphone, tablet or PC. For those computers without Bluetooth, the UC also comes with a USB dongle. The UC Legend also comes with 7 hour talk time battery and 11 days...

Geekazine Teams Up with Red Touch Media for SXSW Coverage!

Geekazine Teams Up with Red Touch Media for SXSW Coverage!

I am proud to announce that Red Touch Media will be sponsoring my trip out to SXSW. Of course, SXSW is a yearly festival for music, film and Interactive (social media) to get together and network with each other. Last year, I went to SXSW as a N00b. This year I am going to really take the cameras out and have some fun! About Red Touch Media Red Touch Media is a content connection hub. Their services help you not only reduce your paper costs, but also give you and understanding of what people read, watch and listen to. There are three levels to Red Touch Media – Red Touch Bridge, Red Touch Connect and Red Touch Express. Find out more at www.redtouchmedia.com/geekazine Geekazine’s Coverage of SXSW – March 8th – 12th. I will be out at SXSW for the Interactive portion of the event. This consists of...

Monoprice: High quality cables – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMonoprice CEO Ajay Kumar participated in the Tech Podcast Crew at CES to provide understanding into the business that has actually made a significant supplement to podcasting by offering high quality cable television equipment and add-ons at very affordable prices. The eager feedback from CES attendees displays just how essential Monoprice worth can be to fledgling and developed firms alike. The company has more than 250 workers and $125 million in revenues and is expanding incredibly swiftly. Feedback from customers helps them with the decision to include categories and items. Their objective is to cover a great experience, and to that end their employees are constantly checking their new product additions. Expert Sound items have actually simply been included, sure to be exceptionally eye-catching to podcasters and various other new media manufacturers. New product locations in house automation, action cams and...

Displair: Play with Air and Screen – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAmong the most fascinating and special technologies we saw at Eureka Playground at CES arised from Displair. This business is the creator of the very first interactive airborne show, by the same label, full with multi-touch support. This is perfect for any person doing marketing, promotional projects or anything else that requires the “neat” element. The best thing about Displair is that the picture keeps entirely penetrable for physical objects. For example, we reached see a trial of Fruit Ninja and had the ability to slash those fruits in to nonexistence by slicing with the screen. This is a really wonderful item that you’ve merely reached see to obtain it. (www.displair.com) [cessponsor] Video by Nakia Mann of F5 Live.

Jhoombox Set Top Box with Karaoke – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJhoombox is a streaming set top box that lets you find the karaoke versions of songs which you can sing, record then upload to Facebook or YouTube. Jhoombox also lets you stream movies and music like any other set top box in your home entertainment system. Jhoombox also has a games and a web browser. They have a full list of games and social apps – from Angry Birds, SoundCloud, Blogger to Netflix, Skype, Shazam and more. Jhoombox will be available later this year. It comes in black or white and with a microphone and keyboard-style remote. To find out more visit www.jhoombox.tv [cessponsor] Video by Nakia Mann of F5 Live.

R360UND: Collects G-Force, GPS, Speed, Orientation of Your Run – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSR360und is actually pronounced “Rebound”. This is a small rugged device that will map your location, the G-Forces you hit to the orientation of how you land. All this information is transferred via Bluetooth for you to see in an action video. It’s important to note that this is not a camera. R360und is a sensor that models your activity so you can find out what you did and how it looked. R3b0und works well with an action camera so you can record the journey and get the full stats, too! R360und is expected to be out by this summer. In the meantime, check out their website at www.r360und.com [cessponsor] Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live.

Accidentally Extraordinary: Touch-Sensitive Controls to Headphones – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAccidentally Extraordinary is a company that will change the headphone controller. Changing it to a touch-sensitive cord, you don’t have a little nub on your headphones to get in the way. Sliding your finger up and down the cord will change the volume. Tap to take calls or pause music. Whatever the mobile device sets for those functions. Headphones are not out yet – look for it at www.accidentallyextraordinary.com [cessponsor] Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live.

Freer Logic Body Wave: Brainwaves through Bluetooth – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBody Wave is a product that helps you increase mental capacity by using your mind in a different way. Brainwaves go through Bluetooth to control your devices. The crew at F5 Live had a fun interactive time at the BodyWave booth as they got to wear the device – which is no bigger than an iPhone (along with the sensors taped to your back). If you focused on specific items you could get them to move. If you were distracted you could even unintentionally move items. This is more of a concept piece, Freer Logic is looking to reduce the device so you can strap on and go.  (www.freerlogic.com) [cessponsor] Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live.

Viotech Communications eHome: Multi-Play in Your Home – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe are getting to an age where a central hub pushes video and more from one device to another. Viotch Communications is one of those companies working on new ideas in this field. Viotech eHome is a set top box that will push content from one device to another and even another. With Viotech’s HomeB box, you can send to a TV, computer, tablet or smartphone and even send to more than one device at a time. That way Mom can watch her shows in one room, the kids can grab the tablet and watch in the play room and Dad can be in the Garage watching from his computer. (Viotech.net) [cessponsor] Video by Scott Ertz of F5 Live.

Thinkware FXD700: A DVR for Your Car – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSImagine a camera in your car with a DVR system. You can use it for sight seeing, accident awareness, making sure junior doesn’t speed and more. Thinkware has come out with the FXD700 – a device recorder that picks up images, speed and starts recording upon motion. Therefore its also a theft recording device. Thinkware FXD700 can continuously record up to 8 hours on 8 GB card (Add a 32 GB to get longer recordings). FXD700 has a 140 degree camera lens and records in 1080p. The FXD attaches to the 12+ volt system in your car and can shut off to not drain battery. (Thinkwareglobal.com)   [cessponsor] Video by Scott Ertz of F5 Live.