Tagged: consumer electronics show


Motorola Droid Turbo Give Battery Life to Your Phone

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn today’s mobile world, we want one thing from our smartphones – the ability to hold battery life. The Motorola DROID Turbo is the latest in high-end battery smartphones that not only holds charge, but can recharge 30% within 15 minutes. On the Verizon Network it becomes the workhorse you need for when you need it. Now usually I take a week or two to get to know the phone then review. Every now and then I like to slow a review period down to really get to know the phone. Would it become a phone I could use for the next two years? I also took it with me to the biggest battleground I know of. The Consumer Electronics Show. If you’ve ever went to a major event like this, you know two things – at the end of the day...


How the NFL is Using Microsoft Surface for Games – CES 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYou might have seen the lot of tablets on the sidelines. Microsoft Surfaces in not only coaches but also players hands. That is how the teams are reviewing plays – getting away from the printouts. I talked with Beth at CES Unveiled about how Microsoft Surface was being used. They have created a cart system that allows the surface devices to be stored and charged along with kept cool or warm in extreme temperatures. The cases are built to be waterproof and can take a beating if a Quarterback or coach didn’t like the plays on the screen. A hand strap is on the bottom for ease of use and when returned to the cart, they connect to the charger to stay at 100%. The system takes two stills – before the play and after – to show what happened and...


Top 5 Videos of Geekazine in 2014

Its been a fun ride creating videos this last year. I made some major changes with shows, which really paid off in the end. Geek Smack! got a major overhaul to something more manageable. Here are the top videos you watched: Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Roku Throwdown You guys were very interested in Over the Top Television (OTT) and set top boxes. This video had audio issues but you watched it. I even made another version which corrected the audio issues but you still watched this one. That is the power of Social media! Netflix, Amazon or Hulu – the Throwdown It makes sense this would be the 2nd most watched in 2014. You purchased your set top box, you want to know about the programs you can get for it. I talk over each streaming service and which one you might be interested in putting your...


Review: Sony Xperia Z2 with Verizon 4G vs. iPad Air

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS“So slim and light, you forgetting your holding it” touts Sony in this newest tablet in the market. The Sony Xperia Z2 is a LTE-based Android tablet using Sony’s Trilumios technology. What is Triluminos? Its an approach to LED lighting that is different from most screens. Sony uses an uncoated LED inside a thin tube. The tube has what are called “Quantum Dots” of Red and Green. When electricity goes through the tubes, the wavelengths will determine the color. Blue is always the constant – emited via the main LED. The end result is a more vibrant experience. How vibrant? Well, lets put it side by side with the iPad Air to see the difference. Now we got that out of the way lets look at what Sony packs in their tablet. The Sony Xperia has a display area of 10.1...


Satzuma: Alarm Clock – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSatzuma is a toy maker with a lot of fun gadgets for the adult-child. Today they were showing off their new Alarm clock with additions like a 4-port USB hub and mini LED fan for those hot summer nights. Prices were quite reasonable as well, ranging in the $15-20 market. You can grab the goods from Satzuma directly or check them out at retailers like Staples.


GoPro Hero 3: Smaller Camera with 4k sensor – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGoPro, the popular mobile camera that has been used to capture video of everything from spectacular mountain bike crashes to shark encounters under the sea, was at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. GoPro showed off the Hero 3 Black edition, which is 30 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than the previous model. The new Black Edition has a 12 MP sensor and can shoot 4k at 15 FPS. While shooting video users will also be able to tap a button on the camera to grab a quick still image. There are also dual mics and a photo-burst mode. The new version will retail for $399 and include a WiFi remote. The camera is available for purchase now. Interview by Don Baine, the Gadget Professor [cessponsor]

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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...

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...

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Tech Podcasts Network to CES2011 – Big Changes

For the 5th year, Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central, Andy McCaskey of SDRNews and myself will once again decend on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to see what 2011 has in store. However, from the great response of our live stream event at NBC Universal stage, we have been working hard to put together a proposal to actually stream from the floor. The 10×20 booth has been approved. We will be putting together proposals for sponsors and getting gear together to push content as we see it. The floor interviews will still happen. We still have to uphold our quality content and give you an inside look to the coolest new gear. For those that might be working with a company that needs great exposure, let us know and we’ll show you how CES 2011 coverage can work to your advantage.

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Nuu Media Shows their Stuff with The Nuu Player: Streaming, WebKit and More – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe media player of CES this year was Nuu Media’s Nuu Player, not the Boxee Box. Hidden in one of the back corners of the South Hall of the Consumer Electronics Show was the people at Nuu Media with their player that will retail for a bit more than the other media player boxes, but it’ll also do more than the other media player boxes. The Nuu Player from Nuu Media does Boxee, so let’s shelve the comparisons right there. It does Boxee and has a 160 GB internal hard drive, which lets us place aside the Apple TV comparisons. On top of that, it streams media from most places that allow it, like CNN, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook video, last.fm, Netflix, MLB.TV, Comedy Central and Flickr. The press release states it plays “all available codecs in any form – video, music,...

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Mary Somers New Years Resolution is Destroyed because of CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMary Somers – a “Brand ambassador” of NBC Universal – had a New Years resolution to not eat junk food. One that she adheared to; until the Consumer Electronics Show stepped in. Jon Accarrino introduces us to Mary, in which she tells us why CES has ruined her resolution. The NBC Universal trailer was a great place to relax, rehydrate, re-fuel, get a few articles out and get back onto the show floor. They had 2 trailers – one for the tech of NBC, and the other as a “Green Room” for staff. We at Techpodcasts Network would like to thank our friends at NBC Universal for rolling out the “Peacock Carpet”. We truely felt like stars with them. Their hospitality will remain a real highlight in this years’ event.

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PowerTech USB controlled Surge Protector – CES Unveiled 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGreen technology was an important part of the Consumer Electronics Show. One Company is all about Green – PowerTech. Their line of protectors is pretty impressive with new innovations in surge control. Todd Cochrane talks with Tony on these new products, including a USB drive that wirelessly controls the power of the peripherals. When you turn your computer off, the other items plugged into the powerstrip (monitor, external drive, etc) also get turned off as opposed to going into power save mode, which does draw power to stay in that mode. Sponsor: get a 30 day free trial of Gotoassist Express. Support smarter. Other Links SDRNews Geek News Central

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Day 3 Wrapup – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDay three of the Consumer Electronics Show and I am happy of the day. The live show from NBC Universal drew 8500 people. Thanks to all who watched the show and remember – we will be back on the stage Sunday at noon. Andy had a small voice problem, so he did a limited amount of talking. We still went through some great products, but the product of the day was the WavIT – an iPhone remote control system. This device allows you to control any device like a remote for the iPhone. It’s not out yet – should be around in a few months. But when we used it, we created remotes, we used the presentation functions and a lot more. Of course, remember to put the phone in Airport mode when you present the device…

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Consumer Electronics Show in Pictures – CES 2010

The Following page is all the pictures at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for 2010. Todd Cochrane, Andy McCaskey and myself were joined by a cast of 6. The following is the week in pictures. There are also a lot of pictures over at the TechPodcasts Flickr account

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Primary and Backchannel at Geekazine

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in full swing now. We will be making video from here on out. Instead of inundating you with lots of video on the front page right now, we will link to the content. Primary Video – http://primary.geekazine.com Backchannel Video – http://backchannel.geekazine.com Sponsor: Some of the video is brought to you by Gotoassist.com – get a 30 day free trial at gotoassist.com/techpodcasts

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CES 2010 – The preparation begins

So it’s that time of year again. Planning has begun for the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. #CES10 – as they would put it in Twitter – is the event where new tech is revealed. The first CES was held in 1967. Since then, the location and dates have changed, but the idea has not: Show off new technologies. Todd Cochrane, Andy McCaskey and myself are going to make the trip again this year. We will record and produce interviews with vendors, discussions with industry professionals and the “Infamous Backchannel”. Last year we put together over 100 hours of content for your viewing pleasure. This year we plan to do a lot more. I have created a video on the event. Check it out: Remember: Feel free to contact me or any of the team if you want to help out in any way.

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TSO: Twitter Search Optimization and how it can work like SEO

Most have heard of SEO – search engine optimization. It seems to be a common phrase nowadays. Every now and then I even hear ads on the radio that promote SEO because it is a viable thing for anybody’s website. The better it is searched, the more traffic that can come to it. However, there is another trend that has been creeping up. The same ideals, but this time In the microblog field. Something that could easily be known as TSO – or Twitter Search Optimization. Some practice this new ideal and others are even really good at it; but no matter what – if you are ignoring TSO, then you are ignoring a lot of new readers, listeners or viewers. Take a look at this 140 character statement: @geekazine #Twitter #network tool. We are a #blog #podcast and #news site. Check out the #website http://www.geekazine.com (#Geekazine) What...

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CES Coverage

Of course, we are out here at the Consumer Electronics Show getting ready to video all the cool new stuff out here. I have added the Back Channel and Main content feeds below. If you want to see something, twitter me @geekazine, Todd @Geeknews or Andy @axmc and we’ll see if we can get there.

Ramblings – 1-03-08 – Before Vegas 0

Ramblings – 1-03-08 – Before Vegas

Well, it’s 2 days away. I fly out to the Consumer Electronics show. It’s a very interesting time for me and even now I am anxious about the trip. Still looking for Sponsors, so if you have a product you want to promote, let me know and we’ll work out the details. I get into Vegas around 11 AM. Podcast will be done from Vegas (still need to find a good headset mic). The LIVE Show, though is still on. We have 2 great Panelists and will talk some great tech. If you haven’t watched the video from last week with Rob Greenlee from Zune and Gary Leland from Podcast Pickle, then you are missing out. It was a great 2 1/2 hour show.

Ramblings 11-15-08 Media and CES 0

Ramblings 11-15-08 Media and CES

Well, this week was the one for 2 main things – getting all the Podcast media Back up and running and starting the plans for the Consumer Electronics Show – CES. It will be my first trip to LV and I will get there – by hook or by crook. Hopefully not the latter. I spent the week getting a good video camera that is portable and will work well. I did a couple reviews and will send them out next week. Once I have that done, we will begin reviewing more items. Let me know if you have a geek toy you want to review.