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Sharp’s RoBoHon Robot Is Now More Affordable

All of the cool robots, like the rest of the coolest toys, are super expensive. Well, if you’ve been waiting for a price drop for Sharp’s cute robot phone, your wait is almost over. As of October 6th, you can get a RoBoHon for just 138,000 yen (about $1,230). That’s a 60,000 yen drop(or $530) from the original price. Sure, that’s still pricey, but we are talking about an honest to God robot here people. There is one small catch that you may or may not care about: It doesn’t come with cellular function. Aside from that, this WiFi-only RoBoHon is identical to its LTE counterpart. It still has the same Snapdragon 400 chipset, Android 5.0 OS, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera (with 720p video recording), a 720p pico projector in the head, a 1,700 mAh battery and a 2-inch QVGA touchscreen in back....

Netgear Nighthawk X4S Wireless Router Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS200 GB for Netflix. That is the data usage estimate for those who watch 13 hours of TV per week in HD. If you have Ultra HD (4k), that number will more than double. Add to that Internet security cameras, IoT devices like lights and thermostats and you have to not only worry about how much bandwidth you have, but if your home router can handle that information. The Netgear Nighthawk X4S is a wireless router that can keep up with the ever growing mobile devices in your house. Gaming and Video are the two big reasons to get this device. Pair two together and you can have full coverage of almost any home. Let’s start with the specs, then go over all the pros and cons. The Nighthawk X4S Router is a Dual Band Quad Stream Gigabit router. Using MU-MIMO...

Sony Updates the 4K Handycam in FDR-AX53

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI am an avid user of the Sony Handcam cameras. Last year Sony came out with their first 4K Handycam and they improved on it this year with the FDR-AX53 4K Handycam. I got to talk with Christine while I was at CES 2016 about the features to this new model. The AX53 Handycam added some new features from last year, including the newest in Carl Zeiss technology and a new Exmor R CMOS sensor. The ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens has a 26.8 mm wide angle with a focal length of 24-70 mm and an aperture range of f/2.8 – f/22. One of my favorite features is the Intelligent Active mode. A 5-axis stabilizer that reduces camera shake even while running. They had several cameras set up on shaking platforms and a stable shot on screen. The internal wireless feature allows...

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HP Multifunction Color Laser Printer: HP MFP-M177fw

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday I take a look at a sun $300 color laser printer that is also a scanner, fax, copier, built in apps, and more. The HP MFP M177fw is a multifunction color laser for the small to medium business. I took this printer through its paces. HP ePrinter Apps The M177fw comes with an app store. An MSNBC app prints out daily news and coupons. Not bad, but a tablet could do the same thing. Other apps allow you to print crossword puzzles, comics, planner information, coupons, and games for the kids to play. Out of all, the greeting card app seems to be the one to use most. Everything else can be done on tablet. Get the HP MFP M177fw at Amazon The Good: HP MFP M177fw The quad-toner color laser printer sends high-quality prints from your computer, tablet or...

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PressReader: Electronic Newspapers – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Relocating the Newspaper sector into the electronic world is an obstacle around the world. The tablet computer visitor is possibly the most effective thing that has happened to newspapers – and this new solution called PressReader permits you to aggregate over 2300 newspapers from around the world – reproductions of thousands of newspapers for a reduced charge of $30 per month. The conventional business design is no longer sustainable – but on the internet variations of papers in websites form is not kept up. The type factor of the tablet and availability of WiFi has altered the physical delivery of material along with the method of usage. With a natural-feeling reading procedure, the tablet computer makes it much more newspaper-like and creates a whole startup group of consumers. (www.pressreader.com) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Jaime Davis, The MedicCast Podmedic....

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Combat Creatures WiFi Remote Control Robots – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJust like the Battlebots of old except today’s remote control robots have a lot of new technology it can utilize. Biggest advancement is the use of Wifi to control the robots. Combat Creatures introduced WiFi controllable robots in Attacknids . Combat Creatures have been featured on Letterman and Fox News. Built your bot with ping pong balls, nerf missles and more. When ready challenge your friends. [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews  

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Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Got sick over the weekend. Been a long time since I was last sick. Didn’t have much rest as I had to get 11 videos out for a client. Podcast Awards started Monday. Asking everyone to nominate “Day in Tech History” in the Education section. I also talk about 5 years of Geekazine and look at season 6. Get 20% off with code “Geekazine” at Zagg Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe to the podcast via: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine –  Geekazine Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 238 Tech News: Samsung Sues iPhone5 -Not sure on what patents it infringes. Maybe Samsung has a “5” phone out there already… Wikileaks raided – 4 servers were taken by Swedish police Google Bests Microsoft – Google is now the...

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10 Things I Learned From BlogWorld & New Media Expo New York 2012

The event is over. I am sitting in the Yotel, a very interesting hotel on the corner of 10th and 42nd street in Hell’s Kitchen part of Manhattan, New York. After 3 days of solid work, a ton of video taken, and a lot of new people I met, I have a few minutes to sit and reflect about this whole experience. It’s amazing how an event like this can really bring you closer to the people you hear about online. Because of this, I thought I would go through a top ten list of the things I learned not only being at the show, but also being a part of the show (even more than I was back in 2010). There were a lot of new faces.I polled each session I introduced, and in every session, 80% said this was their first BlogWorld & New Media Expo. It...

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GoToMyPC by Citrix: Remote Connect to PC, iPad, iPhone with 3G

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOf course, GoToMyPC is a sponsor of Geekazine. But I do love this product. I am actually excited for all the Citrix lines of software – GoToMeeting, GoToAssist, GoToWebinar, and of course, GoToMyPC. It’s what powered our backend at CES. I ran the Back Channel video through my PC at home. I used GoToMyPC to connect to my machine and organize the videos for you to watch. The video enclosed, I show you how easy it is to install and run on PC, iPad and iPhone with a 3G connection. Thanks to GotoMyPC sponsorship of this episode! The Advantages to GoToMyPC The best part is you don’t have to take a computer with you. You could leave the desktop or laptop at home. Turn it on, load up the desktop client (you will need to install Java Runtime), then configure. You...

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Armour Q2 Internet Radio: Turn Device to Change Station – CES 2012

While on the TPN CES Live Action, we learned about Q2 Internet Radio. Armour, a UK based company, is coming to the US with the Qubec2 (Q2). Q2 is a WiFi internet radio with motion control. Lift the device and it will turn on. Turn the device and the station will change. To configure, load the software, then connect to the device and make the changes. There is a USB connector into your host computer (Windows or Mac). To turn off the music, flip it to it’s base position, and it will turn off. Q2 is expected at $110. You will be able to get at different retailers. Interview by Andy McCaskey and Courtney Wallin of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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InTouch Health: RP 7 Mobile Robot – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIT Health company InTouch Health along with Verizon showed off RP Express – a mobile device for an individual to carry in the field. With the RP 7 Mobile Robot, they can do tasks the doctor directs. Both devices allow you to plug in medical instruments including EKGs, Ultrasound equipment and other devices directly into the machine allowing doctors to take and read vital signs from anywhere in the world. The video and audio are in real time and work over the Verizon 4G network, or wifi. FDA approved, and Wifi accepted (4G approval in the future), there is a possiblity a doctor can go on vacation, and still tend to their patients. Interview by Jamie Davis of The Pod Medic and the Tech Podcast Network [cessponsor]

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Sony Bloggie Live WiFi – Unboxing

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central unboxes the Sony Bloggie Live with WiFi connectivity at the Sony Event on January 9th. The Bloggie Live is available on the 10th starting at $249.

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Sony Bloggie Live: Wifi Compatible with Streaming to Qik [Video]

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSony came out with the Bloggie a few years ago, which was a great handheld device that can let you create live video. This year, the next itteration is the ability to forgo the computer and directly upload video via WiFi. The Bloggie Live itself is an update of last years Bloggie Touch. You do have a nice big touchpanel on it. You have a 12 MP still image capture and 1080p /30 and 720p/60i. You can also do video and stills at the same time (but not while streaming). “We keep the Bloggie very simple and easy to use,” says Amy. “The large red button remains, your power button and photo button are the other two. It is fully PC and Mac compatible.” The fun comes in after you shoot. You can live stream into Qik (which needs to be...

Geek Smack! #191: Google+ vs Facebook – Fight of the Century 0

Geek Smack! #191: Google+ vs Facebook – Fight of the Century

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS www.thegeeksmack.com – This week’s episode of Geek Smack! Happy post- 4th of July all. Hope you had your share of burgers and blowin stuff up. It’s been a thin weekend of news because everyone has been salivating over a new Social Network. Still, we have a full show of Smack for you, so here it is. Do you like the new format? Take my small survey and let me know! Geek Smack Sponsor board! Backup with Mozy, use code “Geek” for 15% off! Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month Sticher: Sign up, download and you could win $100 The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry...

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Xirrus WiFi Array – Interop 2011

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS WiFi is getting more complex. We want to connect wirelessly anywhere, anytime. Only problem is if you are in a room full of people who want to do the same thing, it makes the connection a little tougher. That is where Xirrus comes in. They make WiFi access points only. In what look like little UFO’s, these discs can extend wireless to a conference or classroom. Jeffrey Powers talks with Brian Mason and Dariann Lucarelli on Xirrus and what it takes to connect a conference. Sponsor: GoToMeeting makes it easy to collaborate online with anyone, anywhere. Try it free (use promo code Podcast).

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Android Cloud Communicator with NEC Dual Screen LT-W

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWith a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, this tablet is set more like a book. Light in weight – only 530 grams – this dual screen tablet lets you read on one side and watch video, or have another reference on the other. This tablet hasn’t been released in the US yet, but in Japan you can get one for 44,000 yen (appx $529 US). The LT-W runs Android 2.2 and connects with Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G. The LT-W does have a USB port and headphone jack. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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Verizon LTE 4G Announces HTC Thunderbolt

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe got to talk with Verizon at CES this year. They announced 10 new devices on the 4G LTE system, including the HTC Thunderbolt. This is an Android phone with 1 GHz processor, 32 GB RAM (through microSD card), 8 MP camera (1.3 MP front face) and 4G LTE connection technology. The phone is also the first with integrated video Skype mobile, so you can Video Skype with no WiFi needed. It even has a kick-stand if you want to talk or watch hands-free. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Gammatech Durabook U12C Resists Drops, Spills 0

Gammatech Durabook U12C Resists Drops, Spills

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPaul Kim, VP of Marketing from GammaTech came on the TPN Live CES coverage. GammaTech deals in Rough case computers, including the GammaTech Durabook. It’s a Mag Alloy Case, it can survive a military grade drop (3 foot), this is also a waterproof computer. In fact, if you spill something on it, the laptop has it’s own drain to let the liquid escape. The Durabook runs on the i5 processor. WiFi and expansion modules let you install a CD drive. Two battery ports means a longer work time. The Durabook is rated as military A10F – up to a 3 foot drop and spill resistant up to one-cup.  It runs Windows Embedded or Windows 7.  The Mag-Alloy case is 20 times stronger. Paul You can put in 2 batteries. There are multiple expansion modules, so if you needed a CD drive,...

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Dia PARROT Transparent WIFI Photo Frames

The design looks pretty space-aged. However, the fact you can see a picture from either side is pretty cool. That is the Dia Parrot photo frame. The Parrot is a 10.4″ WiFi enabled device that runs 4:3 800×600 and stores 200 MB in pictures. Therefore, you can take a picture from your smartphone and instantly push it to the Parrot without connecting a wire. However, you can also connect via USB port if you choose so. Dia Parrot also has a host of applications, like FrameChannel, Picasa and Flickr so you can get your Facebook photos or current weather and more. 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

Verizon LTE 4G Announces HTC Thunderbolt 0

Verizon LTE 4G Announces HTC Thunderbolt

We got to talk with Verizon at CES this year. They announced 10 new devices on the 4G LTE system, including the HTC Thunderbolt. This is an Android phone with 1 GHz processor, 32 GB RAM (through microSD card), 8 MP camera (1.3 MP front face) and 4G LTE connection technology. The phone is also the first with integrated video Skype mobile, so you can Video Skype with no WiFi needed. It even has a kick-stand if you want to talk or watch hands-free.

Android Cloud Communicator with NEC Dual Screen LT-W 0

Android Cloud Communicator with NEC Dual Screen LT-W

With a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, this tablet is set more like a book. Light in weight – only 530 grams – this dual screen tablet lets you read on one side and watch video, or have another reference on the other. This tablet hasn’t been released in the US yet, but in Japan you can get one for 44,000 yen (appx $529 US). The LT-W runs Android 2.2 and connects with Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G. The LT-W does have a USB port and headphone jack. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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Samsung Galaxy Tab on Sprint Network – 4G World

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe walked upstairs to the Sprint booth where we ran into Meleah. She was showing off several Sprint products, including the Galaxy Tab – a 7 inch tablet. It runs a 1 GHz Hummingbird ARM processor and the Android OS. The tablet has front and back facing cameras and comes in 16 and 32 GB models. The Galaxy Tab only does WiFi and 3G, but with the Sprint Overdrive, you can get access wherever there is service. The Overdrive serves as a mobile 4G hotspot for your tablet, laptop and other devices. Meleah didn’t mention prices, but there will be a subsidized price with purchase of a mobile plan. With a 7 inch tablet, you could put the device into a shirt or Blazer pocket. You can have it on your person but it doesn’t have to be in your hands....

The Sling Touch Remote Control Device For Sling Players – CES 2010 0

The Sling Touch Remote Control Device For Sling Players – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Interactive guides are nice, but they can take up a screen. It would be great if you could have the guide show up on a remote, then when you select a show it will appear on the screen. That is what Sling is working on with the Sling Touch Remote. The Sling Touch is a powerful remote with wireless capabilities. If you are in the basement and the game is starting, you just connect to the WiFi and set the SlingBox or another device. The guide will be there to help you through so you don’t need to run upstairs to make sure the record light is flashing. Todd Cochrane talks with Anthony about this great new product from Sling. It’s also a universal remote and could be part of a bundled package, such as Dish network. Sponsor:  Get GotoAssist...

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