Author: Conner Flynn

These Smart Beer Labels Interact With You and Not Just When You’re Drunk

Multi-Color Corporation and Talkin’ Things have teamed up to be the first companies to combine Augmented Reality and NFC technology in a smart beer label. Maybe you already interact with your beer label after you’ve had one too many, but this will still be an all-new experience for you. The smart labels for Black Beer have AR facial recognition and can even respond appropriately to your emotions. The label features a skull, which becomes animated and starts a conversation through the screen of your smartphone. This is a great trick to sell more beer, that’s for sure. This project is all about user experience. The NFC label on the bottle’s neck is a proof-of-purchase as well as a customized tool for communicating with beer drinkers. The technology knows when the beer has been opened and delivers a different message to users who are ready to enjoy said beer....

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse and BeoLab 50 in Brass and Smoked Oak

Bang & Olufsen has announced the BeoVision Eclipse and BeoLab 50 in a Brass and Smoked Oak finish. These latest colorways add some extra luxury to two of the best products in the Bang & Olufsen portfolio and fans are going to love looking at them in their home. The BeoVision Eclipse has brass-tone aluminum on the motorized floor stand, and the side and back of the sound center, so now your TV will not only sound beautiful but look beautiful as well. You have to love audio equipment that actually looks lovely in your home because as you know, not all of it does look good. The BeoLab 50 has been anodized in a brass-tone including the motorized acoustic lens, which appears when the loudspeaker is turned on, as well as the unique beam width control, controlling sound dispersion. The BeoLab 50 Brass Tone and Smoked Oak...

PicoBrew Introduces PicoU For Craft Beverages

Updating their craft beer brewing appliance line, PicoBrew has announced PicoU, a universal craft beverage brewing appliance. The PicoU brews a wide range of beverages like coffee, tea, kombucha, milk-based drinks, yerba mate, and more. It will also brew craft beer. It uses PicoBrew’s time, temperature and fluid-flow control to brew a variety of high-quality beverages with a single appliance. Now you have one appliance for almost all of your drinks. This is going to be good. This WiFi-enabled appliance has a sleek design and is the company’s smallest appliance yet. The Kickstarter for the PicoU started earlier today. You can choose between two versions: A basic and a deluxe version. The basic version supports a single-serve coffee configuration, so you can brew pour-over coffee with your own coffee beans and you can also dispense hot water for tea and other beverages. It also brews compostable ?PicoPak Minis?...

Kegtron Keg Monitor

The Kegtron is here to keep an eye on your keg and make sure that the beer keeps flowing, whether it’s a party or just a quiet night of drinking. It works with any smartphone and with any keg. It will sit between the keg and the tap, using an internal flowmeter to measure how much liquid comes out of the keg. The wireless processor sends that information to the companion app. Installation requires only some tubing to feed the keg into the monitor. If you’ve ever run out of beer, you know the disappointment, but that will be a thing of the past. The companion app for the Kegtron can wirelessly track the number of pours left in a keg so that you know ahead of time when you will need to replace it. That’s pretty cool all by itself, but it goes a step further. The...

Cutbox 3-Camera Video Production Studio

If you are a creator, this is going to make your day. Cutbox Studio is an all-in-one, standalone three-camera production studio geared toward social video creators and live streamers. Normally it’s pretty expensive to shoot with multiple cameras, and you probably think that it’s also too technical and a time-sink. Those things used to be true, but not anymore. It doesn’t have to be that way. Cutbox is perfect for creators who work alone or with just one production person. As you already know, shooting with multiple cameras eliminates reshooting the same actions from different angles, and live switching reduces editing time. Like I said, you are going to love Cutbox. It puts everything that you need together in one handy box: cameras, mic, hardware switcher, cables, even a remote control. Just set it up and get going. The three cameras are connected to a base station running...

Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1, 7530 Mobile Workstation First Look

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis year at NAB Dell has unveiled a precision line of workstations and laptops. If you’re a video creator who needs a high-end workstation, Dell has some new desktops and laptops that will let you create video like never before. These are real workhorses and they will get the job done. Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 Laptop The 5530 2 in 1 is a mobile workstation is a convertible with Wacom technology built-in. Its portable, but has the power that you need for big jobs. Some features include quad-core processors, AMD Radiant Pro graphics, Vega graphics card with HDR memory, up to 32 GB of memory, a few TB of storage, built-in IR camera, fingerprint reader and more. It will cost you $1400-$1599 when it becomes available. Dell 7530 Mobile Workstation The 7530 model has even more power. This one will replace...

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K Camera

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMeet the next generation of handheld 4K digital film cameras. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K is making waves at NAB 2018. That’s not an exaggeration. It has all of the features you want and it’s portable, affordable and professional. In fact, it’s packed with features. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4k This 4k camera has a 4/3 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600. You can expect stunning HDR images and amazing low light performance. The external controls give you quick access to essential functions, while the large 5 inch touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots, focus accurately and change the camera settings. It records images onto standard SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards in RAW and ProRes at up to 120 frames per second! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K also has an MFT...

Edelkrone Sliderone Pro App Controlled Camera Slider

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSKnown for its innovative, streamlined, and user-friendly camera motion accessories, Edelkrone has unveiled the SliderONE Pro. This is a more advanced and versatile version of the SliderONE. In many ways, the Pro version is similar to the original, but there are some very worthwhile improvements. You can expect even smoother video effects with the Pro version. SliderOne Pro This version has a built-in motion module. There’s also improved motor speed and integration with the slider. You’ll also get 5cm of extra travel, a more powerful motor with improved position control capability, increased incline capacity, a thinner and lighter body, and improved vertical layout and more app features. The app has a handful of updates that expand and add to the different shooting modes. The update includes a time warper mode, which keeps the motion of the camera steady but changes the...

Sound Devices Partners with Sennheiser AMBEO VR for Binaural Audio Recording

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThese days it’s all about VR, but VR is not just about creating a virtual environment for your eyes, it’s also about sound. Sound Devices has partnered with Sennheiser to offer direct recording and monitoring of 360° spatial audio for VR with its MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T portable recorders. These are the first portable recorders to deliver onboard Sennheiser AMBEO VR to binarual decoding. Check out Sound Devices at SXSW – Jeff Records a song! Sound Devices says that “this allows VR creators to assess and make creative decisions about spatial audio content at time of capture, without needing a post-production workstation.” In other words, it is going to save VR creators a lot of time and headaches during production of their content. Sound Devices is positioning themselves strongly in the emerging VR market. This partnership is a powerful one. You can expect...

PC Building Simulator Game

Man, I used to love building PCs from scratch. In fact, the best PCs are the ones that you build yourself. Being able to choose your own components and installing them, gives you a PC that is right for you. Forget the specs that PC makers want to give you, build it how you want. It’s been way too long since I built a computer from the ground up. I just don’t have the extra time. You know what? I kind of miss it. Some of you know what I’m talking about. And for those people, check out this cool PC Building Simulator Game. It lets you build and assemble PCs virtually. This is also handy for folks who want to build PCs, but lack the knowledge because it will teach you some valuable skills. It’s all here: screwing and unscrewing various nuts and bolts, inserting power supply...

The Walking Dead: Our World Augmented Reality Game

Remember the phenomenon that was Pokemon Go? Pokemon Go was a location-based augmented reality mobile game that had players trying to catch them all in the real world. Everyone was getting out and getting some exercise while catching monsters. Then the craze died down and I haven’t seen crowded streets since then. Well, it could be that the streets are about to get crowded again, but this time they won’t be hunting Pokemon. Instead they will be protecting the world from zombies. The Walking Dead: Our World is a new game that is similar to Pokemon Go, but with an undead twist. Sure, there are plenty of zombie-hunting games that you can play, but zombies in Augmented Reality should be extra terrifying since it offers a new level of realism. Players will encounter zombies in real-world locations after all. It’s the next best thing to VR. The app...

HAL 9000 Replica With Amazon Alexa

I don’t know about you, but 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time. It’s a shame that Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke couldn’t make more movies together. As you know, the HAL 900 AI computer was the highlight of the film. Well, if you’ve ever wanted to have your very own HAL 900, this is as close as you are likely to get in this lifetime. This prop replica from Master Replicas Group includes a real AI. While we don’t have any pricing info yet, we do know that this replica will have working displays, functional voice recognition, and Amazon Alexa integration. That’s right, a real HAL 9000 that you can actually talk to and control with your voice. It can control things in your home, order you a pizza, potentially even refuse to open the pod bay doors. Hopefully,...

Fan Tone Ceiling Fan Cleans And Cools The Air

These days, people are spending the majority of their time indoors, so that means there are more bad things in our air that we need to get out. There’s already an assortment of products to help clean the air in our homes, but they are usually stand-alone devices that look out of place no matter where we put them. The Fan Tone concept design combines air cleaning with something you already have: A ceiling fan. It will save you some space and keep your air clean at the same time. A ceiling fan with a built-in air purifier seems like a great idea since all of the air passes through your fan already. It will keep you feeling cooler, while also passing air through its HEPA filter system. This will make sure that your home is as healthy as possible, without the need for standalone purifiers that likely...

UVify OOri Smart Micro Racing Drone

Remember when the future was full of cool stuff like hover cars everywhere, robots in every home and even robots competing against each other in sports? Well, we may not have hover cars, but robots are slowly entering our homes and guess what? Robots are actually competing against each other in sports like drone racing. I guess some of the future we were promised is coming true. Drone racing has actually become a popular hobby for many users and that means more and more cool drones are being released for the hobby, like the UVify OOri micro racing drone. This drone is capable of reaching speeds of up to 60mph and features a compact palm-sized design. It will perform well against both larger and small competitors. This agile drone is easy to use and will deliver up to six minutes of flying time per charge of its internal...

Dell Latitude CES Updates 5285 and 7490 series Notebooks

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDell has a few surprises in store at this years CES and that includes their latitude line, focusing the 5000 and 7000 series. Jeffrey sat down with Dell to find out the new Latitude products available at CES 2018. Latitude Gets a Touchscreen One thing Dell announced for the 7000 series is the embedded touchscreen which will help to take away that annoying glare and also help reduce waste, since only one pane of glass is needed instead of 2. It will also help from a battery power standpoint as well as making things thinner. You’ll see that on the 12, 13 and 14 inch models. These models also incorporate carbon fiber as well, which is a nice touch. Their new laptops will also have Intels 8th generation processors on board. New WiFi Antenna in Dell Computers There’s also a new...

Sony’s New Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSONY has unveiled its latest wares at CES 2018, including the world’s first truly wireless Noise Cancelling headphones with a splash-proof design. Since more smartphone makers are ditching the headphone jack, it’s a good time to go wireless. The WF-SP700N are the world’s first truly wireless Noise Cancelling headphones with splash-proof and sweat-proof design. These headphones are made for an active lifestyle. Sony tested them extensively with people doing actual workouts, so rest assured that these headphones will stay in your ear while jogging or working out at the gym. They come in a wide variety of colors and not only will they shut out background sound, but they can also withstand rain as well as a sweaty workout. They have an IPX4 rating so they will stand up to your daily grind. If that isn’t enough, Sony says that the...

The Ricoh (Anajet) Ri100 Garment Printer

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAt CES 2018, Ricoh showed off its new Ri100 T-Shirt Printer which is perfect for your small businesses or anyone who is crazy about printing their own shirts. Do you want to print custom T-shirts? Say, with pictures of people’s pets on them or other custom designs? You are going to love what is coming to the US this Spring. Ricoh’s new T-Shirt printer is under $4,500. You could start your very own T-Shirt business with a printer like this. Or add some versatility to an existing business. It works on a variety of fabrics.The printer works about the way you would expect.You load the fabric in the cartridge, stick it in and print your design. After that you remove the cartridge and put it in the heating unit for three minutes. The cost is estimated to be about 50-60 cents...

Ford Ojo PLEV Electric Scooter

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFord’s newest offering a an electric scooter called Ojo or as Ford likes to call refer it, a “Personal light electric vehicle”. You don’t need a license to drive it, or registration, or even insurance. It’s perfect for commuters. This scooter will do 20 MPH and has a 25 mile range, which can be doubled with an add-on battery pack. It offers a smooth ride thanks to a suspension system on both wheels and a rigid aluminum unibody structure. You’ll find a touchscreen on the dashboard and two embedded speakers so you can play music thanks to the Bluetooth connectivity. A built-in power cord plugs into a standard wall outlet for power. You won’t have to carry a heavy battery to and fro. Charging takes about five hours from empty. It has a 500w Hyper-gear motor which provides a lot of...

Linka Leo Smartphone Controlled Bike Lock

Standard bike locks are often heavy and bulky. Not something that’s easy to carry with you while riding a bike. The Linka Leo however, is unlike a your average bike lock. The design is pretty compact compared to most of the locks that are commonly used by bicyclists and it has smarts to boot. The size and design makes it very convenient to use in order to protect your expensive bike. It makes sense to have a smart bike lock when you consider that smart locks have become standard on most cars today. The Linka Leo attaches to the rim above your rear wheel, and looks alot like the old brakes that you used to have that wrap around the top of the wheel. The lock stays there, whether the bike is moving or parked. No need to carry it. When you park it, a steel bar goes...

Sony HT-Z9F Sound Bar is Wireless, 4k HDR 3.1 Sound

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSony showed off the Sony HT-Z9F Sound Bar at CES this year.This sound bar promises total immersion, with exceptional realism, which is exactly what we want in a sound bar. We want to become a part of the movie we are watching and audio is a big part of that. This 3.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X soundbar still has the great horizontal sound engine from previous models, but Sony has added the new Vertical Surround Engine in a soundbar that will fit perfectly in your home. The horizontal engine delivers that virtual sound you already know, while the vertical engine will deliver still richer sounds. Think height, like rain falling, maybe an explosion from up high. This is accomplished with two front speakers facing up. Everything you watch will be in maximum 7.1.2ch sound thanks to digital signal processing that converts any audio...

Orbi WiFi System from Netgear Helps Cover your Whole Home

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNetgear has been working overtime lately to insure that you have internet everywhere. Netgear’s Orbi promised to eliminate Wifi dead zones and give you a super fast internet connection. The new router is called the Orbi Outdoor Satellite and this one extends coverage to the outside of your house by up to 2,500 square feet. It has the same capabilities as Orbi’s Whole Home Wi-Fi System, including a single network name, a dedicated channel for data exchange between the satellite and main router, and a totally separate guest Wi-Fi network. Never be without wifi again, no matter where you are inside or outside of your home. About the Netgear Orbi WiFi System The outdoor unit is weather resistant and is either free standing on its own or it can be mounted on your wall. The device features a night light that...

Skully AR Helmets Makes it Right Again With New Ownership

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It’s been a bit of a wild ride for Skully. If you have been following the troubled saga, you know that they failed to deliver on IndieGoGo crowdfunding promises. There were delays, missed shipping deadlines and hurt backers. For a while many thought that the company was dead. Well, things have been happening behind the scenes and it looks like the company has plenty of life left in it. What Happened at Skully The company has some new owners who are determined to steer things right. Now known as Skully Technologies, the assets of Skully, Inc. have been acquired by Ivan Contreras and Rafael Contreras, who are successful businessmen known for reinvigorating technology companies. This all means that development of its AI-guided, AR-enabled motorcycle helmets resumed. They plan to ship by this summer in fact. It has been a roller...

Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Routers and XS10 Switch with DumaOS

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNetgear has a new router and LAN switch aimed at gamers, along with software to keep you from buffering. Jeffrey Powers talks with Netgear at CES about all the cool new products, including the XR500 gaming router and XS10 Gaming switch. Why a Nighthawk Gaming Router? Because when you are in the middle of a heated battle, you don’t want any connection problems. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router and the Nighthawk SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch help optimize network connections, stabilize ping, reduce lag, and generally make sure that you are ‘always-on’ both on wired and wireless connections while playing online games. Otherwise you may find yourself in a fit of rage when bad things happen just as you are beating that boss monster.  Nighthawk Gaming with Net DumaOS Netgear has partnered up with NetDuma for the DumaOS – software that...

Honor View10 AI Smartphone Introduced At CES 2018

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt was back in December when Huawei’s sub-brand Honor debuted the View10 in Europe and the world got its first look. Now the company has introduced the smartphone in the U.S. at CES 2018. What makes this phone unique? It’s all about the power of AI. The AI features just steal the show. We will likely see it in the U.S. in Q1. About the Honor View10 The View10 has a 5.8-inch IPS LCD display, 18:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution. It is powered by the Kirin 970 chip with a dedicated AI chip that has a neural processor. This allows the smartphone to recognize 13 different photo scenes like pets, text, nature etc. It scans 33 times per second. It also offers real-time translation through the Microsoft Translator app and can unlock the phone with your face. If that...

Monster Clarity Bluetooth Headphones and Earbuds

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMonster unveiled some really amazing headphones at this years CES show. Jeffrey talked with Stephen at CES 2018 about not only the new Headphones and Earbuds, but also about the Joe Perry Sound of Rock Blaster. Monster Clarity HDX Headphones, Earbuds Monster’s Clarity HDX headphones are a breath of fresh air. They are packed with cool features. Let’s start with the Tile tracker circuitry that’s built in. This uses the same technology as the popular keychain finder tags, and you know what that means. It means that if you lose your headphones, you can find them using a smartphone app. How many times have you lost your headphones or earbuds? This is a great feature. Right now that technology is in their headphones and will shortly make its way to the earbuds. They also feature Google Assistant for voice-command features. These...

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