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Playing the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-709 with Piano Room

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at NAMM2018, I was able to try out the Clavinova CVP-709 digital piano. A fun piano that has many options including the Piano Room – giving you options for sounds and backline for practicing. About the CVP-709 A wood key keyboard gives this digital keyboard a realistic touch response. Being a digital piano, you can choose from many voices on the keyboard. Piano Room This is a dedicated area where a player can go in to play. The new features include 2 world-class CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand pianos, along with many vintage electric pianos. You can also enter into “jam” mode to play with a virtual band. The band allows you to perform and practice with 40 different musical styles. The Yamaha Clavinova CVP-709 starts at $14,499 and is available now. Check out Yamaha for a retailer.

Keyboard Fidget Spinners

I’ll be honest, I find the whole fidget spinner thing to be stupid. Do you really need a toy to fidget with? Are you nervous? Can you not just practice some self control? Anyway, just when you thought that the fidget spinner craze was over, they pull you back in. Notice I said you, not me. Meet the latest in fidgeting technology. keyboard fidget spinners. A company called Hammer has unveiled a series of replaceable fidget spinner key caps for your keyboard. So feel free to fidget the day away as your type and get your work done. Just replace your keycaps with these little helicopters and go to town my friends. These will not be good for those who practice the hunt and peck method of typing since these replacement keys don’t come labeled in any way. However, the rest of you can type, spin your little...

Sampletank 2 for iOS Walkthrough

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday I’m looking at Sampletank 2 – an iOS app that allows you to create grooves and samples for your DJ or acoustic rock shows. With over 1,900 high quality samples, you can create, save and play your works through your iPad or iPhone. Connect up a iRig Keys or iRig Pads for more control. Sampletank can be run in 2 modes – recording (Song) and live. In the live mode, set up your instruments and patterns you plan to play. You can change or mute them upon a touch. You can also adjust pan, volume, EQ, and reverb to get the right sound. Layer mode allows you to assign items to your MIDI controller, then recall by simply hitting a button. In Song mode you can create loops or samples. Create new patterns or choose from the pre-programmed patterns to...

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GDGT Party Part 1 – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn part 1 of this two part video, I talk with: TYLT: cable and accessory maker The COPIA: social e-reading app Texas Instruments: DLP technology Carbon Audio: a Kickstarter called Zooka Connected Data and the Transporter,OBEX Sedio protective cases and covers Logitech: G600 gaming mouse and keyboard, T650 wireless touchpad and the ultra-thin keyboard cover for iPad and iPad mini

CTX Virtual Technologies Laser Projection Keyboard Size of a Key FAB – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS A couple years ago we started seeing laser projected keyboards at CES. Since then we have seen the projector units get smaller and smaller. Now – the size of a key-fab – you could put this in your bag and have a keyboard at the ready. Perfect for the AppleTV which just turned on the bluetooth option.   TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews

KB Covers: Protect Your Keyboard, Learn Program Shortcuts – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe first met KB Covers at CES last year. Bruce is back on the TPN CES Live show. KB Covers is a protective cover for your PC or Mac, but they also have shorcut keys – perfect for CAD, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, or other programs. There are color coded keyboard covers and language conversion on their keyboard. KB Covers has them for US, European, Italian, Japanese, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Sweedish, Norwegian, and many other languages. There are also all blank keyboards, for those who are learning how to type. Keyboard shortcuts allow you to keep your fingers on the keyboard – for some, using the mouse can be a time killer. If you learn the keystrokes, you might not have to use the mouse at all. Get KB Covers at Amazon The best part is you learn...

Boxee: Live TV Tuner USB Dongle – CES 2012

Boxee: Live TV Tuner USB Dongle – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe are back talking with Boxee to see what’s going on with this Over the Top TV solution. They introduced a new way to add local channels to your Boxee. The new Live TV tuner is a USB dongle that you connect to the Boxee. Plug your cable or antenna to the dongle, and watch your shows from the Boxee box. There is also a social network option to this device that will help you find shows your friends are watching. Get Boxee on Amazon The Boxee live TV tuner USB only works on Boxee box. They have put out version 1.5 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, but also announced they will be moving away from those platforms to focus on the Over the Top TV device. Boxee Dongle is $49. The Boxee is available at $179

Mionix: Desciple 60 Rage-Proofs Your Keyboard, NAOS Mouse – CES 2012

Mionix: Desciple 60 Rage-Proofs Your Keyboard, NAOS Mouse – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRage-Proof keyboard? Go ahead and bang on it. It’s designed for it.  That is what Mionix is offering for gamers. The keyboard is the Mionix Disciple 60. The keyboard has mechanical switches and a steel plate on it. Keys can be removed so it can be re-configured for MMO gaming. It lasts 50 million keystrokes. With a thicker cable, it also puts a USB and audio jacks in the back of your keyboard. Get Mionix on Amazon So go ahead and bang on your keyboard. They dropped it out of a 3rd story window. We also got to see a new mouse, with a program called the Surface Quality Analyze Tool. Move around the mouse for 10 seconds. It analyzes the Data loss between the movements. We find out the table might be the problem, so we can get a surface that will...

Samsung: Introduces Series 9 Notebook – CES 2012

Samsung: Introduces Series 9 Notebook – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSamsung is showing off their sleek and sexy series 9 notebooks. Todd is in the Samsung booth talking to Andrew about this new notebook. It is the worlds thinnest notebook PC. There is a 31.3″ and 15″ notebook at just a half an inch thick. Extremely portable, lightweight and very useful. 100% aluminum (called Duralumin) – single part chassis. Keyboard backlit and built with Solid State Drive (SSD). One version will have an i5, other with i7. High resolution with 400 nit screen. You can take it outside and see it in daylight. The Samsung Series 9 notebooks will be available sometime this spring. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

Henge Docks: Docking Station for Apple Notebooks – CES 2012

Henge Docks: Docking Station for Apple Notebooks – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis is a great docking station for those of you who connect a notebook to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. You can keep your cords in your bag, and you won’t have a clutter of wires on your desk. Henge Docks notebook docking station allows you to plug in your  MacBook Pro (13,15,17in) and MacBook Air (11, 13in) into the sleeve. No having to plug in 4-5 items – once you slide the Macbook in, you can start working on the KMM. The docking station has external USB, Firewire, Power, Video ports and more. Henge Docks are on the market now and range from $60-$75. Interview by Steve Lee of Waves of Tech

HP: Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHP unveiled the Envy 14 Spectre at CES, a new 14 inch Ultrabook. The Spectre comes with either Core i5 or Core i7 processor, 128 GB or 256 GB SSD, 4 or 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0, and more. The screen is made of Gorilla Glass to be a durable machine. The Spectre only comes with 64-bit Windows versions, which you choose on setup. With a nine hour battery life for standard jobs, this could be a good road companion. The keyboard contains LEDs behind each key to make them easily visible in low light. Sound by Beats audio. This was a Best of CES winner by Cnet. Spectre starts at $1399. Visit HP for more info. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

Google TV Powered by Sony Bravia – #CES 2012

Google TV Powered by Sony Bravia – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSony introduced a new generation of Google TV at CES 2012. Sony will bring out three products with the new GoogleTV. They include an integrated television (Series BX, EX and HX) – set top box, a Blu-Ray with GoogleTV support ( NSZ-GP9), and a stand alone set top box (NSZ-GS7). GoogleTV runs Android 3.2 with Android Market well-integrated and is full HD capable. The “QWERTY remote” for these items contains a keyboard on the flip side, so you can flip it over to type. By using Sony apps Media Remote and TrackID for Android and iOS mobile devices. you can connect via Android devices. The TV’s have a release date of Q2-2012. Check out the full Sony CES Fact Sheet Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central

10 Ways to Make Google Hangout a Better Experience for All

10 Ways to Make Google Hangout a Better Experience for All

In the last couple days, the invite feature for Google+ has stayed open, which means we could start seeing an influx of people wondering what this new social network is about. We all want to connect with friends. One great way to do that is through Google Hangout. We can talk with up to 9 others on a single session, which is a lot of fun. However, sometimes it can be a painful experience if someone in the group is moving around a lot or not being courteous to others. So how can we all make our hangouts a great experience? Let’s give you 10 ideas. Create a comfortable environment to Hangout in You might be on a hangout for an hour or more. The longest hangout I was on so far was around 3 hours. Therefore, finding a great place to personally hang out is key to...

Jeffrey Powers Interviews Tim Pettitt on HP TouchPad – #HPDiscover 2011

Jeffrey Powers Interviews Tim Pettitt on HP TouchPad – #HPDiscover 2011

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Tim Pettitt joined the live stream to talk a little more about the HP TouchPad – HP’s tablet based on the WebOS file system. The TouchPad, which will be available on July 1st for $499, holds a dual-core 1.6 GHz Snapdragon processor and 1 GB internal memory. There will be versions in 16 GB, 32 GB, 3G and 4G models. “We’ve been taking WebOS, with TouchPad we can take it to a larger canvas.” Says Pettitt. ” One of the neat things on it, we wanted to make it a true multi-tasking environment. When I open up a new email message, it comes out of it’s own card, it allows you to have multipe open, and work how I do on a PC.”. You can organize your open cards at any time. It also has a great on-screen keyboard that...

HP TouchPad, Keyboard, Pre 3, Power Dock – #HPDiscover 2011 Blogger Lounge

HP TouchPad, Keyboard, Pre 3, Power Dock – #HPDiscover 2011 Blogger Lounge

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSUpdate 6-09-11 – HP Announced the TouchPad will be shipping on July 1st for $499 It was the underlying buzz of HP Discover. The tablet known as TouchPad – a WebOS tablet that could match the others. We got to see it… And touch it. Tim Pettitt, HP Project Manager for Palm, gave the Blogger Lounge some special treatment as he came over with the TouchPad, a Pre 3, the charge dock and a Bluetooth keyboard. Watching the demonstration was pretty impressive. First of all, Tim showed how you can use the dock stand to charge. There is no plug per say, so however you place the tablet on the stand, it charges. WIN A HP Proliant Microserver or HP Envy Laptop – Enter here – No email address required. Tim put the Pre 3 up to the tablet. It found...

TechPodcasts NBC Universal Show 2 at CES 2011

TechPodcasts NBC Universal Show 2 at CES 2011

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe second episode of the Techpodcast network from the NBC Universal stage went off without a hitch. Within the hour, we had some great guests from Sphero (a Ball controlled by iPhone), Sifteo (a block game),  Bug Labs (4G modules), Telecare (care of diabetes), Sonomax (self fit custom earphones) and ZAGG (iPad case with keyboard). Join Andy McCaskey and Carissa O’brien as they talk to all guests during this hour.  They have a lot of fun with all the guests as they watch balls run around the stage, getting earphones molded and even have someone throw their iPad on the ground. Yes, we said iPad thrown on the ground. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Icron Extends USB 500 Meters over Ethernet to 40 KM over Fiber

Icron Extends USB 500 Meters over Ethernet to 40 KM over Fiber

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRobert Haefling joins Jeff and Esby on the TPN Live CES coverage. He is from Icron – a company that makes solutions for cabling. KVMs and USB over Networks, Fiber and Wireless. As an IT pro, I have dealth with cables for a long time. When we went to wireless computers, I was ecstatic. Imagine how happy I will be when you can run a USB drive over ethernet. That is what Icron does – they make devices that let you set up a USB camera in one room and run to another room via the network. You can also take a USB monitor, keyboard and mouse, then have a computer in the basement and you are working in the office up in the attic. With USB over network, you can push a device up to 500 meters over Ethernet and 40...

Netgear WNDR4000 Gives Password with Push of a Button

Netgear WNDR4000 Gives Password with Push of a Button

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDavid Henry from Netgear came over to the TPN Live CES coverage to show off the new Netgear WNDR4000.  They make it easier for consumers to set up a Gigabit router. They are thinking about connections to more than computers – like mobile devices and soon, TVs. The WNDR4000 comes with applications such as “Ready Share” remote, allowing you to access storage drives from anywhere in the world. They also want to know when they set it up, they don’t have to think about it. If you are in the attic, you want the signal to be just as strong. Same thing with the passwords. You don’t want to remember passwords, so with a press of the button, you can get reminded of what it is. That way if you have a device doesn’t have a keyboard, a handshake can be set up...

KBCovers: Change Up Keyboards for Games, Production, Language

KBCovers: Change Up Keyboards for Games, Production, Language

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNeed to learn the keystrokes to programs like Final Cut Pro? That is what KBCovers are about. They turn the keys on your keyboard into colorful keys that let you know the functions in the program. Multiple language keyboards, PC, Mac, Dvorak keyboards and more. They also have covers made just to protect the keyboard and blank keys so you can test your proficiency. If you have Photoshop, Tracker Pro, World of Warcraft or whatever, you can get a keyboard cover for it. KBCovers start at $29.99 Interview by Esbjorn Larsen Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

ZAGG mate Keyboard Cases for iPad

ZAGG mate Keyboard Cases for iPad

ZAGG has solutions for carrying keyboards for your iPad. ZAGG mate – A cover with the keyboard in it. The back edge of the cover is a support which you pull up and lean your iPad against it. You can choose ten different angles allowing you to place the iPad as you like it. The high-grade aluminum case will assure you don’t break the screen as you travel. The ZaggMate with keyboardis $99.00, without the keyboard it is $69.00. ZAGG also makes a series of other cases and covers for all your mobile devices. 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 Galaxy 7 with Slide-out Keyboard

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

QMadix: Tablet Portfolio Case with Bluetooth Keyboard

QMadix: Tablet Portfolio Case with Bluetooth Keyboard

We all know one of the big things at CES this year were tablets. Of course, with that you need tablet accessories. That is where the QMadix comes in. Qmadix is showing off a nice portfolio case for your Tablet. Bound in leather, it looks similar to portfolio cases I’ve used in years past. However, this one not only houses the Tablet, but also has a bluetooth keyboard for easier typing. In fact, the HDI Bluetooth keyboard device can connect to other devices like the iPhone. Qmadix also showed off a great eyewear headset. The tablet is available now for $129.95 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

GWP 2010-03-31 #132 Facebook Privacy, Sling for iPad, No More Linux on PS3

GWP 2010-03-31 #132 Facebook Privacy, Sling for iPad, No More Linux on PS3

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA little Spring cold this week, but next week Ford SYNC. Will be doing TPN Weekly this week – Social Networking for your Podcast. Planning a new Panel Show – More details soon… Winner of this weeks’ Diskeeper 2010: mrningronq Sponsor: Backup Now, Backup Often, Backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. HP Road Show; Converged Infrastructure – Win a HP Elitebook 2530p from Geekazine and SDRNews All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 133 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) AT&T 24 Mbps in 22 States Apple Updates Coming Transparent Solar Cells SlingPlayer HD...

Smartfish has the ErgoMotion Keyboard – CES 2010

Smartfish has the ErgoMotion Keyboard – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS If you are dealing with carpel tunnel syndrome, then the Ergomotion Keyboard by Smartfish Technologies is for you. This is a “Continually adjusting” keyboard so your hands dont stay in the same position. Subtle movements over 30 minute periods. Todd Cochrane talks with Jack about these products. $149.99 for the keyboard and $49.99 for the mouse. Sponsor:  Put GoToAssist in your IT Toolbox free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee

Compulab FitPC2 – Smallest PC – CES 2010

Compulab FitPC2 – Smallest PC – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Computers are getting smaller. With a processor like an ATOM Z530 – that needs no fan – and an Intel US15W chipset, you can have a computer in your pocket. Add Video, keyboard and mouse, your computer is set. Todd Cochrane finds a great box in Compulab called the FitPC2. The device runs at 1.6 GHz and can display an image up to 1920×1080. 6 USDB ports and 802.11g wireless among other cool features. Run Windows XP or Windows 7 and even Linux on this machine. Sponsor:  Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee

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