Tagged: mobile device

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...

Sennheiser MK4 and USB Handheld Microphones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSennheiser has been teaming up with Apogee to deliver microphones for your mobile and desktop devices. USB microphones for the podcaster or on the go reporter. In this video we take a look at two of the new microphones in the Sennheiser line. Handheld USB to iOS Dynamic Microphone With a versatile USB turning iPhones and iPads into full video recording devices, Sennheiser has created a dynamic handheld microphone that allows you to become the mobile reporter. This microphone will connect via Lightning cable or USB for PC and Mac computers and allow you to get the interview without too much background noise. We tested out the microphone, which you can hear in the video. This handheld device will be available Summer 2016. No price is set. Sennheiser MK 4 Digital Sennheiser MK 4 Digital is based on the standard MK 4. This...


Zuta Portable Mini Robotic Printer from ZutaLabs – SXSW 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at the Paypal lounge at SXSW 2015, I got to hear Sir Mix A Lot talk about the projects he works on. Thats where I first heard about Zuta. This is a personal printer that can fit in a bag and print anything when paired to a phone or other mobile device. Zuta Personal Printer The Zuta printer is a device shaped like a teardrop. The corner allows you to align the Zuta on the page (top-left corner). Pair your device to the Zuta and a blue light comes on. It’s now ready to print. This is a black monochrome printer that pulls the image from the phone and prints out. While photos might not come out too well, you could print out tickets, emails and other things you want a paper copy for. Don’t expect this to be a...


Apple’s Safari SSL Bug – What You Need to Know to Fix

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS After a couple weeks of travel and lots of great video, I took the week to regroup and make sure everything is posted. Still some CES content that has not gone up. This episode is not live this week due to time constraints. Meetings in the AM pushed things back. But some great stuff coming down the pike because of it! Adi has been doing a fantastic job at the helm of the Gaming side of Geekazine. Thanks for helping out! If you would like to write, simply drop me a line! I got some opportunities this last week, including a chance to go out to the gun range and capture it all on Glass. I talked about it last night on TWIGG with Luke Wallace. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast...


Time for a New Credit Card System?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Getting ready to head back to Vegas for Tech Cocktail. The folks at Veeam have stepped up to help with airfare. Now I have to plan the week of getting some startup interviews and more. Just as the CES live broadcast videos have been wrapped up. Welcoming a new blogger on Geekazine. Adi from MHF Tech will be posting about games on Geekazine. Of course, I’ll be highlighting his articles on the show.  Last night’s TWIGG had Libby Chang from Wearables Weekly on the show. We had a great event talking about Luke Wallace’s new Glass frames. I am waiting for my v.2 Glass to return from Google. It’s FAWM – February Album Writing Month. While I don’t usually do 14 songs anymore, I am going to try my best to do as many as possible. Some of them might just become...


Aurasma: Augmented Reality Through Mobile Devices – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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


Vizrt: Power Graphics Behind the Scenes – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWith products like Viz Engine, Viz Virtual Studio, Viz Media Engine, Viz Dart and more, Vizrt can cover all your broadcast needs. If you see things like bottom tickers on TV channels, it most likely is Vizrt technology that is driving that. Oscar Tenwall of Vizrt was at NAB 2013 to show off their MAM (Media Asset Management) system. This is an enterprise MAM that is scalable and accessible from many desktop or mobile device. Their API allows you to make your own media applications that you need.


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.


Felt Audio Modular System: Retractable Bluetooth Ear Buds – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Bluetooth earphones are nice but there are no ear buds – Until now. Felt Audio has introduced a Bluetooth earbud (with microphone) system that pairs with your mobile device. The case is also a retractable clip – when you are done listening, the cord will retract the ear buds back into the case. Felt Audio also introduced the world’s smallest speaker system that also runs through Bluetooth. The omni-directional microphone will let you use it like a speakerphone. Felt Audio also makes cases that you can attach their devices right on the back. Both the Bluetooth modular system and the speaker will be available in April for $99. (www.feltaudio.com) Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]


Netatmo: Urban Weather Station Monitors Air Quality Monitor – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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...


LG NFC: Connect Smartphones to TVs and Vise-Versa – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Todd talks with LG about how NFC is being used to send smartphone signals to TVs. With this technology you can pair your TV with mobile device for an eaiser connection. NFC eliminates wires needed so you can be across the room with your phone controlling the video, audio or game. Best part of LG NFC technology is it’s reversible – Watch video from TV on the smartphone. (LG ) Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central. [cessponsor]

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BodyMedia: Smaller Wearable Body Monitors – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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]

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RokForm: Solid Mount for iDevices – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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]

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Yubico YubiKey Neo: Password Dongle with NFC – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS  Forget your password. Forget that dongle that gives you a number every 30 seconds. Get a Yubico YubiKey. Yubikey is a USB dongle that works with various password managers like Last Pass and Password Safe. That way you don’t have to remember your passwords – the Yubico YubiKey does that. At CES Yubico debuted the NFC dongle (called YubiKey Neo) for mobile devices using Near-Field Communication technology. Simply tap the Neo on the device to get logged into the mobile device. [cessponsor]    


3M Projector with HML Support

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJust like with the 3M Projector with Roku Streaming Stick, this projector is for the businessperson. It does have a HML support feature so you can connect your mobile device to project the screen. [cessponsor] The HML Projector from 3M also contains 60 lumens and a 2 hour battery.


LifeProof: Protecting Mobile Devices for Medical Professionals

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The smartphone and tablet is a useful device for anyone. If you are a nurse or doctor these devices can be an extension to the practice. So they can also be exposed to bodily fluids. That is where Lifeproof comes in. They protect the device from any fluids that could enter the mobile device. Jamie Davis, the Podmedic chats with LifeProof CEO Gary Rayner. He talks about how LifeProof makes your device waterproof, dirt-proof and even shock-proof. [cessponsor] Find Lifeproof Cases starting at $79.95. Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).

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Mobile Gaming on the Rise, Big Business for Some [Infographic]

I talk about them on my show iPad365. You might have a few of them on your smartphone or tablet. They might be simple games – sliding a wood block around – to complex games that take you to new worlds to destroy beasts. They could even just connect you with others to show your mental capacities. These are the games of the mobile device. And they are proving to become big business for some. Companies like Zynga grow on the mobile gaming platform. They produce games that are free, and paid games. Usually, the free games come with in-app upgrades. Sometimes to turn off the iAds, other times to add levels, get more power-ups so you can do something a little faster, and more. This has all added up to big dollars for some. Just to the point that more people play games on their device than...


Prize Monkey: Un-Kiosk Gives Instant Gratification – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPrize Monkey is about instant gratification. They call him the Un-Kiosk. The idea works like this: you pass by a monitor, and a monkey is jumping around. You connect on your smartphone and interact with the monkey. After a while, you win a prize. Prize Monkey tries to work with companies that help reach consumers. It runs on the iPad (in this case). The redeem from the mobile device drops a prize from the kiosk. It’s all about rewards for connecting and distributing. Interview by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]


Craftsman Surelink: Worlds first Internet Connected Garage Door – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSalvatore Parlatore from Craftsman joined us at the TPN CES Live coverage. They have over 6,000 products, and a lot of gear that is improved by technology. Craftsman Surelink is no different – It’s the world’s first internet connected garage door. If you’ve ever left in a hurry, you start to think 5 minutes later if you closed the garage door. Now, with this new device, you can check with your mobile device. It will tell you if it’s open, so you can close the door. Craftsman Surelink app is available for Android and iOS devices. When you log in (password security), you choose the garage door and find out if it’s open or closed. The best part is you don’t need to be around when the repairmen need to come in. You don’t need to hide a key, and you don’t...

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Vivitek Projectors: Qumi Q5 Projectors with 500 Lumens – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJon talked with Christopher Yang from Vivitek. They have the Qumi projectors on display. The next generation is the Q5. This is a projector with up to 500 lumens, HD resolution and projection up to a 90 inch screen. This Qumi projector line has twice the amount of brightness as the original, projects at 720p, and is a full entertainment projector. Plug in a game console or mobile device, the Qumi can help share information. It is 3D ready, and can produce 30,000 hours of burn time. Get Vivitek Qumi at Amazon – Check out rankings on AboutProjectors With LED technology inside, it has brighter color. Therefore, watching a video will look better than before. The Vivitek Qumi projectors can be used in-home or by a business professionals for presentations. You can get a demonstration in the video, posted below, as well...

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Samsung SmartCam: IP Camera to see Whats Going on When Away – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Samsung has a new type of home surveillance camera (IP camera) The SmartCam IP Camera allows you to see your home while you are away. The SmartCam has an easy setup. Push a button on the camera and it looks for the router information.  The camera activates using motion, and audio-detection. The SmartCam will then send you an alert to your mobile device.  SmartCam records the event and sends to a private YouTube channel. Included features to the SmartCam: night-vision up to 15 feet, free apps for all mobile platforms, and an always-on setting to allow you to view it anytime, even when it hasn’t picked up activity. The Samsung SmartCam will be available this March for $149.99 at Samsung . [cessponsor]

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Ear Force M5, X42, XP500 by Turtle Beach – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI remember my first Turtle Beach sound card. That was over 10 years ago. Since then, Turtle Beach has grown and turned it’s focus to headphones for gaming. Some pretty impressive stuff with customized surround sound, too. Turtle Beach introduced a new line of mobile headphones. Gaming on the Go, is what Ike said. Sleeker, trendier and portable. The M3, for example can fold up for travel. The Turtle Beach M5 headphones have 50 mm drivers. Complete with new logos and inline microphones, so you can take calls on your mobile device. Get Turtle Beach Headsets at Amazon The X-32 (Stereo Wireless) and X42 for XBox . They are dual wireless headsets. They work on 2.4 GHz and 5 Ghz range. Finally, we learned about the XP300, XP400, and XP500. XP300 is stereo wireless, but the XP400 is 5.1 surround. You can...

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Siano: Turning Smartphones, Tablets into Digital Mobile TVs – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGuy Halamish from Siano joined Andy and Don for the TPN CES Live show. Siano is a digital mobile television company. They make products that allows users to get digital television programs on their mobile devices. The Siano’s MDTV device (Multi-Standard MDTV Receiver Chips) plugs directly into an iPad or into a mobile device. It receives over-the-air television stations. So you could watch a show while riding the bus, or on your break. Think of it like those little TV’s that you used to buy to watch your afternoon programming. Your mobile device can become one of those. Some of the channels on the Siano menu are free and some require a user to pay for them.  The product is popular world-wide and is gathering steam in the United States. Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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PrivacyStar: Block Phone Numbers from Calling – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPrivacy Star blocks your phone numbers from any type of solicitors, including pollsters. The PrivacyStar app will control and monitor your mobile device. Smart Block will crowdsource the top 25 numbers, then block those numbers for the week. They also have a caller ID function, which will tell you who is calling. With the Do Not Disturb mode, all unblocked numbers will be forwarded to a custom text message. Most important, you can file a complaint if the caller is harassing you, right from the phone. This app is for Android or Blackberry users. iPhone launch will be Q2. They are also looking at VoIP solutions. Seven day free trial, $2.99 a month after (credit card or direct charge on phone). Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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Mercedes-Benz: Connecting to Your World through C-Class, CLK Series – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSome awesome news from Mercedes-Benz. They are working on a concept car that allows C class or CLK series owners to integrate smart phones directly into the car. The device will become the in-navigation information station. Control the car through the mobile device’s touchscreen. Even software updates to the car will be done over the mobile device. The C-Class is a compact executive car first introduced in 1993, and produced by the Mercedes-Benz division of Daimler AG. It’s what’s known as the “Baby Benz”. The CLK seriesis a mid-size coupe. It has been in production since 1996. This is a concept expected by Q3 of 2013. Right now if you own a SL class from Mercedes-Benz you can access data, make calls and play music on your phone directly thru the mbrace system. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central [cessponsor]