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Gibson Self Tuning Guitar Gets Major Upgrade in Min-ETune – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI am joined by Aljon from Gibson to talk about the newest technologies for the musician. We are surrounded by a wall of Les Paul guitars, basses and more. Aljon shows us the newest version of the tunable guitar system with a big change. About Gibson Min-ETune Before you would lift the knob on the guitar to get the tune. Now the tuning system is based on the neck. The system is called Min-ETune. With the tuning system in the neck the guitarist can look at the neck and strum the strings to get the device. The Min-ETune comes with a rechargeable battery that can tune around 80-100 times. Aljon shows off not only the standard Les Paul but also shows us the Gibson SG model for $999 with Min-ETune. The Gibson Signature T is around $2200 with Min-ETune installed. (www2.gibson.com/min-etune) [cessponsor]


Sonomax eers Do-it Yourself Custom Ear Molds

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI’m a musician and a Podcaster. I would like to get custom earbuds, but the cost is pretty high. Now it’s become more affordable with Sonomax eers. They create do it yourself custom molds. Sonomax makes two kits in single and a dual driver earbuds. In under 10 minutes, you have a custom set of earphones. These earphones will cut down the decibel level significantly. Therefore, if you are doing something in a noisy area, these earbuds will protect. I have yet to try them out while drumming, but I can tell you they are perfect when I had to go outside to shovel the blizzard we had. I could focus on the task and not be distracted by anything else. Prices only start at $199. Custom ear molds from the doctor’s office cost $1000 – $2000. Therefore, this is a pretty...

Crashing Ford’s VIRTTEX Advanced Driving Simulator, Sort of – Ford Tour 3

Crashing Ford’s VIRTTEX Advanced Driving Simulator, Sort of – Ford Tour

As a musician, there have been many late-night drives home in where I should have pulled over and got an hour sleep. Drowsy at the wheel is not a good thing – Sometimes I wonder how I made it home. That’s what Ford tests – Stupid people like me who risk an accident just to sleep on my bed. In our first stop on the Ford tour, we visited the Ford VIRTTEX room. What looks like an attraction at Disneyworld, it’s actually a state-of-the-art system that tests drivers who are tired or become distracted by everyday items; tuning the car stereo or looking at your cell phone. Ford then uses that data to make safer vehicles for better driving. VIRTTEX stands for “Virtual Test Track Experiment”. It’s just like being in a flight simulator, in this case your in a Ford vehicle. The large VIRTTEX dome is ontop...

Brother P-Touch Labelers with Decco Mode for Decorative Labels – CES 2010 0

Brother P-Touch Labelers with Decco Mode for Decorative Labels – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I have used labelers for many jobs. As an IT Admin, I would label a PC with an easy to ready number for my inventory. As a musician, I would label cords so I know they are mine and where they go to. But now Brother has taken it one step farther – labels for the crafters. The Brother P-Touch has the Simply Stylish line of Labelors. PT-90 for school or home labelling. The PT-1290 adds creativity called Decco Mode. Use the labels to decorate, craft and a lot more. Todd Cochrane talks with Linda at Brother about these great products. The PT-90 is $29, the PT-1290 is $39 and a PC connectable for $79 (which is a straight up printer for your PC). Sponsor:  Get GotoAssist Express free for 30 days and complete the IT Toolbox – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content...

Moving – Bitstrips Style 0

Moving – Bitstrips Style

This week it’s all about packing and moving. Got the living room all straightened out. The Kitchen was easy. The bathroom just needs to be cleaned. But what could be left? OH YEAH. The computer stuff. It becomes an interesting ritual of what I am going to keep and what is going to Goodwill. Computers themselves are not accepted there, so I have to find other means for them. Really, the best thing is to strip them and dispose of them in a proper mannor. I thought at one time of turning motherboards into things like art and clocks, but then I realized with all the harmful chemicals on a motherboard, would that be wise? Plus I would have to take time to build clocks and I really don’t want to do that. The most interesting thing is the cables. You know – you needed that one special...

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.


Woman gets i-Limb

Telisa Boston lost her right arm at the age of 16 to a Tumor. Since the amputation, Telisa wore prosthetics to do her everyday tasks. She continued on to become a Public Relations and Sales Professional for a Dental assistant. Now, she might get a newly functional arm – of sorts. Enter Biodesigns, inc., which is a high-performance Southern California prosthetic facility. They specialize in upper and lower extremity care using advance technology. They determined Telisa was a candidate for this “myoelectric” solution. Myoelectrics basically means “muscle electronics”. Biodesigns created a “compression-stabilization system” – which is a way to make the hand close around objects with a more natural movement. While she wont be typing 60 words a minute anytime soon, Telisa will be able to do things that she had to limit to her left hand. Picking up objects, opening doors or bottles or anything of the...