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StickNFind: Bluetooth ID Tagging System – CES2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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...


Wilson Electronics: LTE Cellular Extenders – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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]


Chris Pirillo on AMD: Launching Communities – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSChris Pirillo stops by the TPN CES Live stream at a down time to talk about the AMD booth. He was invited by AMD to talk about their new lines and also promote the Communities in Social networking. (AMD.com) [cessponsor] Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and Scott Ertz of F5 JEFF: Hey, look who’s here. Have a seat, have a seat really quick. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Chris, did you do the earphones? (laughs) Jump up here really quick this’ll take a second. Okay, through there. How you doing Chris? Chris: It’s nice to sit down I’ve been standing for 10 minutes. JEFF: All 10 minutes? CHRIS: Yeah it was brutal. JEFF: Was it on the tram here? CHRIS: No, it was waiting in line for the men’s room. There are lines everywhere. It was funny, there was line here but they said...


Hypershop iUSB Port 2: Wireless USB – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJennifer Lynn of Hypershop joins us on the Live TPN CES action. iUSB Port 2 allows you send items from a USB stick wirelessly. Three versions – A two- USB port connector, the HD (Hard drive inside) and Mini version. Hypershop iUSB [cessponsor] Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and Scott Ertz of F5 Transcript of Episode: JEFF: So tell us what you brought today. JENNIFER: So we actually didn’t bring any batteries. So people probably know us because of the batteries that we do but we actually have a whole new line that does some Wi-Fi capabilities for all of your accessories. For your tablet, for all your usb devices. So what we have right here is the IUSB port 2. The nice thing about it is it has basically a built in battery and then a built in router....

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BeFrugal: Printable Coupons from Your Browser

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSScott Ertz and I are joined by Jon Lal from Befrugal for the Live TPN CES stream. Befrugal is a company that gives you coupon codes from the website. They debuted a browser add-on that helps you find coupons for a purchase. You also can be part of a cash back program of around 7%. Available for Chrome, Firefox and an iOS app coming soon. Befrugal is 100% free. (www.befrugal.com) [cessponsor] Video by Sctott Ertz of F5 Live and Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine

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Worth Avenue Group Protects Your Electronics – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe’ve talked with Worth Avenue Group for the last few years about insurance for mobile devices and other electronics. Everything from your smartphone to that 50″ TV and more. Nick and I am joined on the Live TPN CES action with Quang Ha about what Worth Avenue Group is all about. They cover theft, vandalism, fire and more. Worth Avenue Group is about unlimited incidents which makes it cheaper than Apple care plus. [cessponsor] If your device gets damaged, contact Worth Avenue Group and they will help in finding a local company to fix your devices so you get it back as soon as possible. It only takes one time to break a device and the need to get it fixed as soon as possible. Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live and Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine Watch me smack an iPhone with Worth Avenue Group


TPN Roundtable 03-28-12 iTunes RSS Changes – Royalty Free Music

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSiTunes has changed up their RSS requirements due to the 3rd generation iPad resolutions. Now, you must have 1200×1200 album art, amongst other requirements added to the iTunes tag. Todd Cochrane talk about these new requirements and how you should update your album artwork ASAP. If you listen to podcasts or watch video shows, you probably hear the music in the background. You might be watching another show, and that same music shows up. This is most likely royalty free music – something you purchase to use for video content. It can enhance a podcast and bring a wall of sound, so the listeners enjoy your show a little more. Jeffrey Powers talks about some places you can go to get royalty free music, things to watch out for when you purchase a track, and how your can make your own...


Snoball: Donate to Non-Profit Charities by Setting Triggers – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWesley Faulkner is the Digital Strategist of Snoball. He joined us on the TPN CES Live coverage to talk about this great website. Snoball is a great way to get donations to non-profit organizations. Log on to Snoball and set up a trigger to give money to an organization. Example: You can set a goal, and when you do, you can donate to a cause. So if so many people did this on social network (like on Facebook, checkin on Foursquare, Tweet with a hashtag), I could give X amount of dollars to my charity of choice. This also works with businesses – after so many Twitter follows, a business could donate to their charity. So many Yelp reviews, they donate. And if a Snoball goes viral, you can place a cap on your donations so you don’t give more than you can afford. There...


Kidzvuz: Child Safe Social Media Site – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRebecca Levey from KidzVuz joined the TPN CES Live show to talk about Kidzvuz. This is a safe environment for eight to ten year olds. Rebecca was a mommy blogger. As she reviewed, she thought – why am I reviewing the product? My kids should be doing that. However, young kids shouldn’t be on Facebook or YouTube like that. Therefore, she helped create KidzVuz. This is a completely moderated site where parents have control over what is sent across the network. Kids can then comment and make videos, just like adults do. KidzVuz also can teach parents about how they are sending their kids digital footprint across the internet. With KidzVuz, there is no identifyable information. They worked with Badgeville to put a competitive edge to the site. Kids that love to collect or build get excited about this site. LEGO and other building blocks....


KB Covers: Protect Your Keyboard, Learn Program Shortcuts – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe first met KB Covers at CES last year. Bruce is back on the TPN CES Live show. KB Covers is a protective cover for your PC or Mac, but they also have shorcut keys – perfect for CAD, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, or other programs. There are color coded keyboard covers and language conversion on their keyboard. KB Covers has them for US, European, Italian, Japanese, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Sweedish, Norwegian, and many other languages. There are also all blank keyboards, for those who are learning how to type. Keyboard shortcuts allow you to keep your fingers on the keyboard – for some, using the mouse can be a time killer. If you learn the keystrokes, you might not have to use the mouse at all. Get KB Covers at Amazon The best part is you learn...


ClarityOne: Improving Sound by Repelling EM Interference Fields – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDean Kurnell joins the TPN CES Live coverage with ClarityOne Audio. They were on the show last year talking about their technology. Now, they are ready to bring this set of earphones to market. Any audiophile will tell you that Electro-Magnetic (EM) Interference occurs, which causes speakers to counter-respond. That means you might not get the best sound from a speaker, simply because it’s too close to another electronic device. ClarityOne simply makes an opposing EM field to counter. Not cancel out, but neutralize the incoming EM field. The end result is the speaker can work naturally to deliver quality sound. Some have even said they hear more sound in the music so they can enjoy what is being performed. ClarityOne Audio headphones will be out in the next month. It is priced starting at $109, but for something that adds this much quality, it will...


Breffo Spider Podium: Unique Tablet, Smartphone Mount – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNick McMahon from Breffo joined us at the TPN CES Live coverage. Breffo Spider Podium is a bendable tablet / smart phone mount. You can wrap this around your device, then wrap a couple arms around another item like the back of a seat, or a place where you need to be hands-free. Breffo has a one year warranty as the flex cycles are tested to over 100. I talk about it on iPad365 – the best part is the rubber legs hold a device in place, so uneven surfaces are no problem for Breffo. returns with a new improved version of the 2011 CES Innovation Award winning “SpiderPodium” mounting system for mobile devices that looks like a nightmare sized spider. In real life, it’s a practical and novel way to attached tablet or smartphone to almost any structure – vertical, horizontal or...


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...