Tagged: satellite

Orbi AC3000 First Look (RBK50)

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAt CES, I got to talk with Netgear about the popular Orbi satellite system. Since then, Netgear has sent an Orbi AC3000 for review, which I’ve been checking out for the last few weeks. I have been using similar “Bridge” networking options by Netgear so my Wifi signal covers my whole house. What is Orbi AC3000 Satellite System? This is also called “Mesh Networking”, the initial RBS50 device is the router, with 4 – 1GB LAN ports, and a USB 2.0 port for external storage. The router itself has 6 antennas, and an Internet speed of over 150 Mbps (if available by your service provider). Add the Satellite Router (RBRS50) While the router can give you 2,500 square feet of coverage, adding a single repeater can double that coverage. The satellite also has 4 – 1GB LAN ports, and 1 USB...

The Satellite Has Changed: Interview with Peter Platzer – NanoSatisfi

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf I was to ask you to draw a picture of a satellite, would you draw a big bulky device with solar wings? If I was to ask you how much a satellite costs, would you say billions of dollars? Now let me tell you that is all about to change… I got the opportunity to talk with Peter Platzer of NanoSatisfi.com. They are making satellites a little larger than the size of a Rubik cube. Hundreds of these satellites get launched into space and hover over earth without being seen by the naked eye. Best part – they will be able to cover the planet a lot easier than that billion dollar dish. These Satellites are already in space. They keep their orbit, transmitting data back and forth. When they die, the device simply falls back to earth and disintegrated...

Online Video Streaming on the Rise According to Nielsen

Online Video Streaming on the Rise According to Nielsen

Nielson’s Q2 2011 report came out showing the continued rise of Online streaming, time-shifted TV (DVR) is rising over conventional viewing of TV.

My Flight to Vegas: via GeoNova

My Flight to Vegas: via GeoNova

Last year I flew in my first plane that had this feature. It was a Geotracking system that let me see where I exactly was. No more guessing if I was over the Rockies, Mount Rushmore, or the Grand Canyon. No more being afraid that the plane is going the wrong direction… Well, maybe not the last part… On this Frontier plane, they had little TV’s that you can watch 25 satellite channels. One channel was called GeoNova. I could track where we were specifically. Not exactly handy when over Dubuque, IA, but cool when we are going over the Rockies. I could better gauge where I was so I knew if it was worth pulling out the laptop, or just sitting back and relaxing. The channel let me know the altitude and that we were flying at 460 mph. Pretty cool how technology has gotten us 25 on-air channels...

Day 2: Don’t Have to Pull Anything Out of my Pockets – Ford SYNC

Day 2: Don’t Have to Pull Anything Out of my Pockets – Ford SYNC

So I walk to the car, press a button and open the door. I press the brake and push the start button – The car starts. Pretty cool. As long as I have that FAB, I feel like I don’t have to lock the car. Maybe I can get a car that looks like an orange Charger where I can weld the doors shut… So anyway, I’m driving down the road and I get a call from my brother. I answer the phone via the dash and have a good 5 min conversation with him. When were done, the music on the iPod kicks back in. The best part about this story? I didn’t have to take a thing out of my pocket. With my vehicle, if I wanted to do that, I had to take the phone out and plug it into the audio cable. I still...

An Ultimate Digital Media Center and Agregator in the ZAGGbox by ZAGG – CES 2010

An Ultimate Digital Media Center and Agregator in the ZAGGbox by ZAGG – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS At first this looked like another IPTV box. But as Todd Cochrane started talking to Chris Zagg, we found out the ZAGGbox was a lot more than that. It is a media box with a 1TB hard drive. However, it’s also a component controller. If you have a satellite, you connect it through the box and let the ZAGGbox control your DirectTV or Dish signal. If you want to record a show, you use the ZAGGbox to take care of that. The remote control pretty much replaces all your other controls. The on-screen controls help you with what you want to watch. It is also a streaming device, so you can watch media on your internet devices including iPhone. You can also connect more hard drives for more storage. Sponsor:  Get GotoAssist Express free for 30 days and complete the IT...

. . . and I Just Got a GPS

. . . and I Just Got a GPS

Just my luck. The Guardian reports that the GPS satellite system is developing cracks in the foundation. The satellites are aging and may start to fail before they can be replaced. The full story is here. Now, I don’t care all that much. I like maps. I bought the GPS with credit card rewards points as a toy. But what are all the kids who can’t read maps and can’t plot a course going to do? An excerpt is below the fold.

CES – Day 2

CES – Day 2

This time we decided to take the Bus. Things looked a little busier today as we took the show to the South Hall. We started with the 3M exhibit, then I broke free of the group to get some walk around shots. Started at Sure where I played with the new USB mics. I found the Creative Game Show “Are you Smarter than a Technophile”, then M-Audio’s Break Dance exhibit. There were a lot of other great booths, too. Caught up with the rest of the crew for the afternoon, where we went into the car show. G4 was doing live segments, then we talked with Flir, a cool way to look for deer and find your kids. Andy Brown found a couple cars he would like, so he posed for them.

This Week in Tech History – 8-25-08 – The Sunmobile

This Week in Tech History – 8-25-08 – The Sunmobile

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen do you think the first Solar powered vehicle was created? Well the reality is that a lot of you (even I) was not born yet. It took twelve selenium photoelectric cells and powered a small electric motor that turned the driveshaft. That, the first Coca-cola, the Satellite Act, Michael Vick’s dogfighting, Blu-ray Disc Association and a whole ton more is in this weeks’ episode of “This Week in Tech History”. So take a listen – you might just learn something new. Or old – however you want to look at it. Brought to you by Gotomeeting/techpodcasts – 30 day free trial, no CC required.

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