Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAndy McCaskey talked with Lauren Offers from Aurasma at NAB 2013 about the newest mobile Augmented reality platform. Adding a visual search, you can point your phone at an item and get video, audio and more. You can even create your own Auras to bridge the physical world with the digital. For example, you could point your mobile device as Carrie Underwood and you could easily download and purchase video and music. Same thing with Spiderman – pointing to the picture pulls up a game you can even play offline. Get Aurasma on iOS – Get Aurasma on Android Also check out my episode of iPad365 on Aurasma
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSRyan Brown is a filmmaker who was an Apple fan. Within the last year he decided that Apple prodcuts are not for him – especially in creating video. He needed scalability, he needed upgradability and most important, he needed reliability. That is why he switched to HP. Ryan tells his story to Andy McCaskey at NAB and how the HP Z1 workstations can overpower what any apple computer can do.
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIt’s just about unheard of for a crowdfunding project on IndyGoGo to increase 10 TIMES the objective – however StickNFind has actually set the record with thousands of thrilled people hanging around to obtain their hands on the item. It’s easy to see why. The system is founded on a mobile phone app that takes a “James Bond” style radar view for any item that has a Stick N Locate tag fastened to it, and beeps as you acquire closer and closer to the item. The system is Bluetooth based, providing an array of a couple of hundred feet – yet the smart phone application could adjust to a lot of use circumstances. If a pet dog or kid goes out of the range, it can promptly set an alarm system. If a things comes into range (for instance, travel luggage on an airline...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Relocating the Newspaper sector into the electronic world is an obstacle around the world. The tablet computer visitor is possibly the most effective thing that has happened to newspapers – and this new solution called PressReader permits you to aggregate over 2300 newspapers from around the world – reproductions of thousands of newspapers for a reduced charge of $30 per month. The conventional business design is no longer sustainable – but on the internet variations of papers in websites form is not kept up. The type factor of the tablet and availability of WiFi has altered the physical delivery of material along with the method of usage. With a natural-feeling reading procedure, the tablet computer makes it much more newspaper-like and creates a whole startup group of consumers. (www.pressreader.com) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Jaime Davis, The MedicCast Podmedic. [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | 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 tracking...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Energenie makes Energy saving devices. From remote controlled sockets to portable chargers. Energenie was at CES showing the ChargeGenie – a universal microUSB charger. The ChargeGenie is a 1400 mAh or 2000 mAh power pack. A sticky surface on the ChargeGenie allows you to stick it right on the device – Blackberry, Android or even an old flip phone with a microUSB connector. When done charging, retract the cable back and keep the charger on your phone – or just put the charger away. (Energenie UK site) [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Jaime Davis, The MedicCast Podmedic.
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Bodyguardz is a company that makes protective glass. Their ScreenGuardz Pure Premium glass offers smudge-resistance, shock resistance and protection to a smartphones surface. This self-install shield is demonstrated by Philip Chipping. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Jaime Davis, The MedicCast Podmedic. [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAir quality continues to be an ongoing issue. As long as our cities grow and people are living closer together we will continue to breathe in the toxins that we and the others are making. NetAtmo is working to fix those problems. They have designed a micro air sensor that is controlled through iOS or Android device. NetAtmo’s air quality monitor can give you a picture of what the atmosphere is like and how its changing throughout the day. Inside and outside the home. [cessponsor] NetAmo air quality links to your mobile device via Bluetooth. It monitors air quality, pollution, humidity, air pressure and more. SENSORS AND MEASUREMENTS Temperature (indoor): 0°C to 50°C / 32°F to 122°F Temperature (outdoor): -40°C to 65°C / -40°F to 150°F Humidity (indoor and outdoor): 0 to 100% Barometer: 260 to 1260 mbar / 7.7 to 37.2 inHg CO2 meter (indoor): 0 to...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe smartphone is changing security monitoring and home automation – with consumers demanding the ease of use of app based display and control. Smartphone connectivity and apps permit Lowe’s to offer packages like the Smart Kit and Safe and Secure are basic security systems in a box. In addition to hardware such as plant monitors, smoke detectors, instrusion alarms, medical alert or area coverage monitors, Lowes now offers a variety of monitoring services that that can trigger alert or safety alarms. Integration of pet doors, sprinkler systems and other sensors all combine to observe the daily routine of seniors and alert via SMS is less than $15 per month. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Hisense shows off their Android powered LCD control panels at CES. The HiSense Smart Refrigerator integrates the tablet so not only can you get that shopping list sent to your phone but also use it to communicate with the family. The concept includes a bar code scanner that enables real-time inventory awareness and the tablet can communicate shopping lists directly to smart phones and keep track of the freshness status of the items in the fridge. The tablet allows you to leave notes, take photos, and communicate to smartphones. Recipe favorites can be incorporated into the inventory planning, as well as keeping track of specific diets and nutrition. This unit is being introduced into China, and should be in the US in the next 12-18 months. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS If you’ve ever traveled and had to work on a laptop, you know sitting in an airport seat is not the most comfortable thing to do. Sometimes you move your rollerbag over to set your laptop on but it’s not that stable. That is what Tripad Traveler is for. You lift the handle and place this table on to hold your laptop. Can handle 15 inch or 17 inch laptops. There are wings that stabilize on the carryon. Tripad is also available for videographers as this attaches to a video Tripod so you can see what you are shooting. It’s an extra table with accessories on the sides (like a cupholder). The $39 Tripad Traveler allows you to turn those layovers where you have no Airline Club membership into a productive layover. It is lightweight and slips easily into the traveler’s suitcase outer pocket. The...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Want to exchange files with someone without pulling out a computer? That is what MVB Disk does. MVB Disk is the First File Management on the Go System. Pull out the MVB drive and grab their USB drive. Press a couple buttons and you can pull the file off that USB drive. Then when you get back to your computer you can get the file. In addition, it’s an FM radio and mp3 player. MVB Disk runs for $35 TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA phone you just set on the table and it turns into a speakerphone. That is what Urban Hello is about. Already a Innovations winner, Urban Hello started a Kickstarter 3 hours before this interview. Urban Hello has been recognized by the IEEE Spectrum as the first product to recognize HD voice calls. Smartphones have replaced many home landline connections – but there have been some compromises along the way in sound quality and the ability to set up a round-table conversation. Incorporating much of the commercial speakerphone technology, this Kickstarter project is compatible with DECT phone systems connected to landline or VoIP unit. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The home appliance doesn’t seem to be left out when technology is concerned. Whirlpool has been working on new concepts around items hot and cold. From better food storage to that perfect roast. Maybe instead of a range have a table (like a fireplace) that uses light to cook food. Creating ambiance while cooking food through conductive measures. If you place a cold drink on the smart table the glass will be kept cold. If you set a warm item on the table the dish will stay warm. Andy also looks at how the Fridge might change in the next few years. That is why Whirlpool is working on micro-environments to keep items cold at certain temperatures. Fresh bags can keep items hot or cold. From vegetables to meats. Even your Herbs can be kept growing on the Fresh shelf. (www.whirlpoolcorp.com)...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS This service might offer a digital content producer a more effective way to keep content fresh for subscribers without the overhead of e-commerce, shopping carts or elaborate back end system , yet maintain and extend the relationship for follow on order. It is a great way to keep your production and inventory costs under control. USB-Cloud is a plug in key that maps the physical device – sold or given to a subscriber. When it is plugged into a Windows or Mac computer’s USB port, it will automatically connect to a cloud based digial asset whenever. Each customer can be connected to a common content distribution point, or to a distribution point that has been created only for the person that has that one key ID. There is no log-in, username, password, or similar requirement. Physical possession of the key is...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGetting through a dead zone with signal. That is all you want to do. Wilson Electronics is working on products to help you prevent dropped calls. Range extenders from Wilson Electronics try to solve the problem with ‘Quint Band’ products. This includes spectrum for LTE devices. AWS, Channel 13 and Channel 12 (on 700 Mhz band) plus 2G and 3G. It is adjustable to 65 db. (Wilson Electronics) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCooking without flame. You think it would be close to impossible, but with magiccook, they use a heat process pouch to heat up within 60 seconds. Then put in your noodles or other items you want to warm up. From rice to meat and eggs. Use the container to heat up and then cook up whatever you need. magiccook small set is $35, including ten heating pouches. including the container. Replacement is $15 for a pack of ten. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSRC Logger introduces the RCI-1, an affordable quadcopter. The RCI-1 has a learning mode to allow you to start slowly. Flight times are about 7-8 minutes. The unit will go about 20 mph and with a 915 Mhz system you could easily run it out of sight before it will run out of range. It recharges from a USB in about 20 minutes. RC Logger is available for $79 and even comes with extra parts if you crash the copter.More details at RCLogger.com TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMobile High-Definition Link. That is what an MHL port is. It looks like an HDMI port but MHL does more. For example, it can power small devices like the Roku Streaming Stick. An MHL port in a MHL compliant TV is indicated with a purple enclosure. Roku has utilized this port to take the Set top box out of the equation. No more cables and the stick gets powered through the TV. You do get the power of Roku’s 700 channels, games and more through this small stick. When TV shopping, look for the “Roku compliant” or “MHL Ready” stickers. You can then shop between those models. Best part of Roku – Price point is still $100. It comes with remote or you can use the iOS Roku app to change channels. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com [cessponsor] Also Check out...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWork has changed. From the computers we use to the furniture we work on. Steelcase is helping create better learning and working environments. Steelcase Mediascape Mini is a box that contains all the connectors so you can collaborate. Just connect the laptop or iPad and show your classmates or workmates what you are talking about. Steelcase also has a solution for video conferencing. They have created a booth that contains dedicated lighting, sound conditioning and more. On the other side is a monitor with camera that is set eye-to-eye. You can collaborate with other colleagues from different locations. Check out the Steelcase MediaScape line of furniture that has connected devices that feature one touch connection to the system in work or school. [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS You may have heard about this 3D printer a few months ago when they were a part of a Kickstarter project. Formlabs prides itself on taking 3D printing to the next level. The idea is to make products that can be used right away. When it comes to fine detail in a 3D printer, the process left the model a little jagged and raw. FormLabs 3D printer makes items much sharper with their process. The idea for FormLabs Form 1 3D printer is to make a thinner layer so it can dry faster. Form 1 can make a layer at 25 microns. Perfect for the engineer or designer, the stereolithography technology helps you make your models right the first time. (www.formlabs.com) [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBody Media is back with a new multi-sensor technology. This makes the armband smaller and more comfortable. With a patented technology the Bodymedia pack can store data for up to 10 days. The BodyMedia unit has an accelerometer, galvanic response skin conductivity monitor, skin temp and heat flow. The BodyMedia monitors can download via bluetooth to your mobile device. It can report weight loss, activity and more. In conjunction with IBM, Body Media is initiating recommendations based on the data to help subscribers become more active. There are commercially oriented applications as well. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor. [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Kirk H&J offers an entire range of Inpofi devices and models that enable wireless charging using a proprietary transfer system called “Electric Transfer” to charge devices by placing them on the charging surface. For the Samsung S3 – you remove the back to install the system. For the iPhone there are a variety of cases , currently for the iPhone 4 – with the iPhone 5 due in the first quarter of 2013. Charging times are similar to wired systems, and offer over 90% efficiency. You can mix and match iPhone and Galaxy devices. The units are available presently at OhmTopia.com , and should soon be found in regular big box stores. Estimated price points are $50-$70. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor. [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS One Laptop Per Child was an amazing idea a few years ago. The foundation has been pushing forward ever since – bringing new ideas to the OLPC table. OLPC has come up with a new UI which has parental controls, age appropriate profiles and ease of use. OLPC has added a built-in camera for games and creativity. Prices have not been set. Walmart will be the first US retailer to carry the 5th generation OLPC. (XOLearning.org and Laptop.org) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor. [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS RokForm is a sturdy mounting system for off-road vehicles. If you need to set your mobile device in a dock and not have it fly around when you are trailblazing, then RokForm Rokbed mounts will help you keep the device static. RokForm’s integrated mounting systems can be put in your Hummer, Raptor or other vehichle. The anti-slip backing keeps it on track when not mounted. (www.rokform.com) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor. [cessponsor]