Tagged: touchscreen

HP Pavilion x360 4 in 1 Laptop Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday I look at the Pavilion x360 13 inch 4 in 1 laptop, which you can purchase here. This converts to a laptop, tablet, tent and stand for use in different situations. PRO The Pavillion x360 comes in multiple varieties. This is great because you can get the machine that will fit your need – whether it is a faster processor, more memory or larger hard drive. This one is the 6th generation Core i5 mobile processor with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. PRO The x360 is a laptop, tablet, tent and stand. With touchscreen capabilities, you can use this device your way. PRO Battery Life on the x360 is very good. Up to 8 hours production time and a couple days in standby. CON The tablet and stand mode does keep the keyboard exposed. This means you might...

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Kinoma Create: JavaScript-Powered IoT Construction Kit

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at SXSW, I got a chance to talk with Andy Carle, Ph.D. about Marvell’s Kinoma Create. This is a device that allows you to create and learn hardware and software through the “Internet of Things” (IoT). We stood in front of a Labyrinth as Andy controlled the marble using the Kinoma. This device does a lot more than that. You can learn how to create and setup many different things. We saw a LED light change colors with the interface and a basic Red Blue Green toggle. Another Kinoma was set up to unlock a door. Sensors attached to another Kinoma could tell the temperature and time. The Kinoma create comes with a capacitive touchscreen, Wifi, Bluetooth, speaker and microphone unit, USB, micro SD card, battery compartment (AA Batteries) and a serial console port. Projects are found through Kinoma, or...

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HP Omen Gaming Laptop with Beats Audio

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI got to check out the HP Omen gaming laptop while at HP Discover. This is a lightweight laptop with 15 inch screen and Beats Audio inside. This premium gaming laptop comes with a fourth generation Core i7 processor and NVidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics inside. Many great features for gamers include programmable buttons for quick reactions and a back-lit keyboard that is also programmable to different LED colors. Get the HP Omen From Amazon The Omen is also designed with all USB and display ports in the back of the laptop. That way a gamer can put down gaming mice and not have cables get in the way. Further, the fan also comes out the back so hot air does not blow out onto the hands. The HP Omen also can have 8 or 16 GB inside, along with SSD of...

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Contour Roller Mouse Red for Ergonomic Environment – SXSW 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe mouse has been a part of our computers for years. Even though its been replaced by touchscreens and pads, there are still many professions that really need a mouse over a touch device. Creating video or music – for example – or even just doing some blogging and more. Contour has been around since 1995 making a mouse that helps elevate the issues.  From the standard mouse design to this Roller Mouse Red, Contour has continually strives to make the most comfortable mouse out there. Roller Mouse Red is a sliding scroll bar rather than a conventional mouse. Your hands stay static as your fingers move the bar left and right while rolling up and down. James notes this mouse is used in a lot of different medical professions, along with Oil rig companies. Check out the Contour Mouse Red...

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Canon VIXIA: R30, R20 side-by-side

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor the last couple months, I had a Canon VIXIA R30 to use and review. I’ve gone through all the settings, recorded many videos, including some episodes of iPad365, and even used it in 2 camera shoots. This newer version to my VIXIA R20 added WiFi and MP4 support, which help me post video to Facebook and YouTube faster. Canon VIXIA R30 – The Good This version of the Canon VIXIA line has a 2.07 Megapixel sensor, giving you the ability to create 1080p video.The R30 has a .85 inch CMOS RGB color filter.In AVCHD mode, you can record up to 24 MBps in 30 or 60 fps, and with MP4 mode, you can record 4 MBps or 9 Mbps in 24 or 30 fps. Switching between MP4 and AVCHD modes is right through the interface. You can switch back and...

Fisher Price Kid Friendly Kid-Tough DVR Hands On – #CES 2012 0

Fisher Price Kid Friendly Kid-Tough DVR Hands On – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA handheld DVR on the go? Yes. One for kids? Absolutely – and one tough enough for kids. This might be something you want to get for the kids so they don’t miss their favorite shows. Fisher Price was at CES to debut and talk about their Kid-Tough DVR. This is a rugged DVR that can hold their favorite shows in the unit. The 3.5 inch touchscreen has interactive menus so the kids can find their shows, or pause, stop, and forward through playback. To add content on the DVR, all a parent has to do is connect it to the TV, then program show recordings up to 24 hours in advance. The Kid-Tough DVR is expected to be out in June for around $150. The unit will come with charger and dock (rechargeable battery brings 4-6 hours of play time)....

Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies 0

Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMost people want to have a tactile feel while reaching for a button. Touch-screens are nice, but you get distracted for a second trying to find that virtual button. But can’t both technologies work in harmony? Visteon thinks it can. They work in figuring out how car dashes can be changed so you reach over and touch a button without taking your eyes off the road. Tactile, touchscreen and swipe technology that can work together. They have also created buttons that are not buttons. If you were to press them, they would feel like buttons. Move a slider and feel the slider move with you. Touch a button and get a response. This technology is not just for cars. Remote controls, Tablets, control displays and more. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy....

Yale Locks show InTouch Locks that speaks Z-wave 0

Yale Locks show InTouch Locks that speaks Z-wave

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPeter Williams joined Todd at the TPN Live CES coverage. Peter is from Yale Locks. It’s their first year at CES and they are showing Smart locks. Running off 4- AA batteries, the touchscreen is incorporated to open deadbolts. Not only will it unlock the door, you will get notification as to when and what is unlocked. Each person can have their own code. With integration of Z-Wave, you can get these locks integrated into a security system. Being Z-Wave compliant means you can get a better hold on who is coming and going. Also, if something is not right, you can get notified and video can be recorded. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks...

LensPen Cleans Fingerprints from Smartphone, Tablet, Touchscreen 1

LensPen Cleans Fingerprints from Smartphone, Tablet, Touchscreen

If you have a device with a touchscreen, you know that fingerprints can sometimes be tough to get off the screen. The oil from our hands can start to stick – especially on commercial touchscreen devices. That is where LensPen came in. They have been making cleaning solutions for professionals from DSLR lens cleaners to universal screen cleaners. Now they have one for your smartphone and tablet. The LensPen uses old technology to clean new technology. The carbon in the pad takes up fingerprint oil, making the screen look clean and clear. Touchscreens that have looked disgusting can be revitalized with this remarkable pen. 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

Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies 0

Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies

Most people want to have a tactile feel while reaching for a button. Touch-screens are nice, but you get distracted for a second trying to find that virtual button. But can’t both technologies work in harmony? Visteon thinks it can. They work in figuring out how car dashes can be changed so you reach over and touch a button without taking your eyes off the road. Tactile, touchscreen and swipe technology that can work together. They have also created buttons that are not buttons. If you were to press them, they would feel like buttons. Move a slider and feel the slider move with you. Touch a button and get a response. This technology is not just for cars. Remote controls, Tablets, control displays and more. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Power of Woot: How Woot Drove Traffic to Geekazine 1

Power of Woot: How Woot Drove Traffic to Geekazine

Geekazine has modest, but good traffic to the site. With the help of CES video and what the writers do in this space, I bring a good number to the board. But today, something happened that blew me away. Over 10x my normal traffic – and still going. All because of a Forum Post. So I got home at about 12:30 A.M. from a calm night. After an hour of preparing podcasts, I got up on Geekazine to check yesterday’s numbers. What was interesting was I hit my daily average for today only an hour and a half from Day’s start. I noticed the post was for a video we did at CES 2009 – the Hantech Tablo. It’s a device you connect to your laptop and turn into a touchscreen. I was happy I hit my numbers for the day and then went to bed. However, it...

Sony Comes out with Personal Internet Viewer in the Sony Dash – CES 2010 0

Sony Comes out with Personal Internet Viewer in the Sony Dash – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS A couple years ago we saw stand alone items like the Chumby at CES where you can have an internet portal by your bed, next to a couch or in the kitchen. The item would display photos, show video and get email. Well Sony has really stepped up the game this year with a great product in the Sony Dash. Todd Cochrane talks with Ali from Sony about this Personal Internet Viewer. With over 1,500 free apps and Wi-Fi connection, it really gives you the content you want. As long as there is a wireless signal, you will be able to get sports scores, stocks, weather or whatever you desire. The Sony Dash is planned to be out by April at a price point of $199. It’s a 7″ touchscreen with USB 2.0 interface. You will also be able to connect to...

Nvidia Tegra Processor in a ICD Ultra Tablet at Nvidia – CES 2010 0

Nvidia Tegra Processor in a ICD Ultra Tablet at Nvidia – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Tegra is a processor built by Nvidia . A single chip for processor and video means smaller devices. While it’s not at blazing fast speeds, it is something that gets you on the web, checks email and load up your pictures. However, Nvidia is known for their graphics processors. Therefore, don’t be surprised to see high quality pictures. You can also pull streams and watch video in 1080p. Todd Cochrane talks with guys at Nvidia on a tablet built by Innovative Converge Devices (ICD). This is called the ICD Ultra. Check these specs out – If you are looking at Apple tablets, this might be something better to get: 7″ Touchscreen with Android 2.0 Eclair NVIDIA TegraT20 1 GHZ 512 DDR / 512 NAND / 4GB Internal SD (non removable) / Micro SD Expansion 1.3 MP Web Cam Bluetooth 2.1 / Wireless 802.11...

Geekazine Stance on “Rumor Mills” 0

Geekazine Stance on “Rumor Mills”

I might be shooting myself in the foot, but you know, I am not a big fan of the Rumor mill. Especially when it comes to Apple products. In the last 6 months, we have seen and heard about products that don’t materialize. The Apple Mini iPhone and Netbooks come to mind. While I DO believe that Apple is making a Tablet, I don’t want to get caught up in the hype. That way we won’t have to turn around and say it didn’t happen. We’ll leave the rumor mill to TechCrunch who will tell you about the $800 Netbook and Touchscreen trackpad. Even Patents cannot tell a whole story. Remember the rumor about an iPhone Flip? The iPod was suppose to get a facelift with buttons all around the device. Personally, I feel stunts like this are no different than “Pump and Dump” scams. From now on,...

ASDF  JKL – QWERTY Keyboards on Cell Phones 0

ASDF JKL – QWERTY Keyboards on Cell Phones

Any touch typist recognizes the sequence in the title. They are the “home-row keys,” the ones you rest your fingers before typing, the ones you come back to after typing. They are taking over the cell phone world. According to an AP story in today’s Norfolk Virginian Pilot, cell phones with QWERTY keyboards are the coming thing in the cellular world. Most of the new cell phones, whether phones or PDA’s, at last week’s trade show in Las Vegas, had full keyboards, either physical or touch screen. Read the story here.

Smartphones Killed the PDA Star (and more) 0

Smartphones Killed the PDA Star (and more)

I saw you back in Comdex in 83 – You were a exciting new technology – a marvel to me with a touchscreen. Ohhhh, ohhh But times have changed and you are now put to the side – the integration with the phone makes it real nice – and you get tossed in the scrap pile to die. Ohhh, ohhh I used your applications ohhh, ohhh And all your revelations…. I did have a PDA. I had a few of them. Palm, iPaq, Axim and a host of others. However, 2 years ago I got my first Smartphone. That pretty much put my last PDA to the side. Earlier in the week I read the article “5 things the Smartphone Killed“. While I am not in total agreeance of the list just yet, I do agree on a lot of their items and I can see the Smartphone...

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