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Meet Qoobo: A Headless Robotic Pillow Pet that Wags its Tail When you Cuddle it

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDo you live alone in a place that doesn’t allow pets? Maybe you grew up with a cat or dog that cuddled up on your lap, wagged it’s tail, and fell asleep – and you miss that interaction. Well fear not, because Qoobo will help you with that. What is Qoobo Qoobo is an animatronic pillow that wags it’s tail when you give it attention. Whether from stroking or patting, Qoobo will react to your movement with it’s own. As Martine Paris talked with Shunsuke Aoki about this pet, we learned it was from Yukai Engineering – the same team that gave people “cat ears” that reacted to brain waves. This is a part in a long line of robotic dolls, hangers that interact, and other unique devices. How to Get Qoobo This is currently a project that you can pre-order...

Panasonic Transmits Data by Touch

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSTrying the dual live stream today on Facebook and YouTube! For the most part it was successful, with a small audio glitch at the beginning. Glitch only happened for a few seconds, so I left it in the video part. Audio was cut. Panasonic created a device that can turn your body into a data transmission device. You can then send information to others, or to devices with a touch. We’ll look more at this. I also talk about week one of Bell’s Palsy – watch the First 48 Hours of Bell’s Palsy video I posted. Finally, the show will be off the next couple weeks as I am on travel. I show off the HP EliteBook x2: Morning Geeks! Episode 23 Show Notes – Hurricane Matthew – Stay safe out there! – New York Comic Con...

LG Styler: Steam Removes Wrinkles, Odors – CES 2012

LG Styler: Steam Removes Wrinkles, Odors – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAt CES, we saw LG Styler. The LG Styler is the size of a refrigerator. You hang the clothes and start the cycle. Your shirts and pants will shake back and forth, as “True steam” penetrates the garments, remove the odors, wrinkles and freshens shirts and slacks up. The process takes about 39 minutes – a lot faster than it takes to wash the clothes. LG Styler is only available in South Korea and Japan. They want to bring it to market correctly, so expect to see it very soon. The price looks to be around $2000, but if you think about how much it costs to wash these clothes on a regular basis, you would end up saving money. The process also takes less water and not much energy. You would still need to dry clean and wash from time to time,...

Android Cloud Communicator with NEC Dual Screen LT-W

Android Cloud Communicator with NEC Dual Screen LT-W

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWith a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, this tablet is set more like a book. Light in weight – only 530 grams – this dual screen tablet lets you read on one side and watch video, or have another reference on the other. This tablet hasn’t been released in the US yet, but in Japan you can get one for 44,000 yen (appx $529 US). The LT-W runs Android 2.2 and connects with Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G. The LT-W does have a USB port and headphone jack. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Android Cloud Communicator with NEC Dual Screen LT-W

Android Cloud Communicator with NEC Dual Screen LT-W

With a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, this tablet is set more like a book. Light in weight – only 530 grams – this dual screen tablet lets you read on one side and watch video, or have another reference on the other. This tablet hasn’t been released in the US yet, but in Japan you can get one for 44,000 yen (appx $529 US). The LT-W runs Android 2.2 and connects with Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G. The LT-W does have a USB port and headphone jack. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

Podcast Ep. 70 – 1-28-09 – Monster Truck SPAM and Windows 7 Edition

Podcast Ep. 70 – 1-28-09 – Monster Truck SPAM and Windows 7 Edition

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1-24-09 – Ramblings – Lots of CES Posts

1-24-09 – Ramblings – Lots of CES Posts

Todd Cochrane is heading to Japan, so he’s putting up as much video he can. Therefore, I’ve been putting up all the videos. Add in the Backchannel posts and I’ve doubled the amount of articles on Geekazine for the next few weeks. Nonetheless, I am willing to sacrifice the time to get these videos up. I also started getting back into the swing of things. Bitstrips, Quickcasts and the Podcast. Of course, there was no LIVE Show on Monday due to a very special day of mine. I ended up spending the day celebrating. Although I took the day off, it turned out I had to get some work done. Oh well – it’s all for the cause, right? I did 2 things I never thought I would – I ate SPAM and installed Windows 7 Beta. Last week I got a laptop up and running that I...

WITH p2 – 101008 – Tom Cruise and Pac Man Fever

WITH p2 – 101008 – Tom Cruise and Pac Man Fever

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFirstly, we are changing the name of the show to Week in Tech History, or WITH.On the Weekend edition of WITH, we got two interesting events. First of all, it’s Pac Man Fever and It’s driving me crazy! 1979, Pac Man was introduced in Japan and in 1980 was introduced in the US. Of course, Pac Man was created by Namco, has over 30 spinoff games and even has a board game version. There are a lot of other cool items in the weekend edition like IBM releases, XP SP1 and it’s officially Tom Cruise day. Brought to you by Gotomeeting – Get a 30 day free trial, no CC required.

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