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ZAGG Pocket Wireless Keyboard: Foldable Keyboard for your Smartphone

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:30 — 161.4MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Mobile devices have become more powerful, but sometimes their size makes it harder to do things like type up notes, messages and more. ZAGG is helping those who need to use their phones in more of a laptop setting with the ZAGG Pocket foldable keyboard. I have used ZAGG products for a few years now. The Folio on my iPad has turned that tablet into a more powerful machine and I don’t have to bring my laptop to everything. That is where the Pocket comes...

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Roland Video Mixers VR-50HD and VR-3EX at NAB 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:18 — 194.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Those of us moving to streaming or recording video are always looking for a good switching unit. While at NAB 2015, I checked with Roland and their VR-50HD and VR-3X mixers. Roland VR-3EX The VR-3EX is a four-channel SD video mixer. This mixer will send a 480i signal through the USB 2.0 port, or upscaled 1080p through HDMI. The 3EX includes 4-HDMI input support, RGB/Component in support, HDCP support, 4 channel audio, and can be controlled through the LCD touchscreen control center. Roland VR-50HD If...

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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is Small and Customizable

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:26 — 293.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Video cameras are getting smaller and more functional for that cinematic look in whatever you do. That is the case for the Blackmagic Micro Cinema camera. The best part – it’s a fully open and customizable camera. The Cinema camera is only 2.57 inches high by 3.25 inches wide and 2.74 inches deep. With a weight of only 10 ounces, this camera can be placed on a helmet, drone, or just held in your hand. The Super 16 sensor allows up to 1080p to 60...

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HP Z1 G2 All-In-One Workstations for Powerful Editing

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:51 — 127.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS While at NAB 2015, I checked out the powerful Z desktops and the Z1 G2 All-in-one workstation. This is a 27-inch touchscreen all-in-one. Inside is an Intel – i3,i5, i7 or Xeon E3 processor – DDR3 non-ECC RAM at 1866 MHz, Intel or NVidia graphics and more. The HP Z1 G2 is easy to open to fix or replace parts. Simply slide it down, and open the top up from the latches in the front. The hydraulic arms keep the unit from crashing down. Green...

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Sony Xperia Z3v is a Powerful Android Smartphone

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:38 — 204.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS In the last few weeks I got to use the Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone on the Verizon network. Being a big fan of the Z2 tablet, I was excited to really delve into the cool features of the Z3v phone and use in tandem with the tablet. Lets start with the specs of this device. The Sony Xperia Z3v is a LTE phone running Android KitKat. The phone has a 5.2 inch display on the 5.75 x 2.83 inch enclosure. The 3100 mAh battery allows...

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Interview Microphones: Shure SM58 vs. Audio Technica AT8004L, ATR-2100

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:38 — 628.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I chose to upgrade my podcast Interview microphone to something that actually had a longer handle. In doing the research, I found the Audio-Technica AT8004L had a lot of the features I needed, including the long handle. So when I received the mic, I had to make sure it was going to do as good of a job as my Shure SM58. I also realized that most podcasters also have the Audio-Technica ATR-2100 USB/XLR handheld microphone. I wanted to make sure they were represented as well....

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Kinoma Create: JavaScript-Powered IoT Construction Kit

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:57 — 134.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS While 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...

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Saloote is the Best Way to Collaborate with Others Through Your IOS Device

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:42 — 206.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Sometimes musicians just want to jam with others. It gets difficult because there might not be others around. But Saloote might be able to help as it uses your iPhone to record and mash up videos to create your virtual band. Saloote is an app that allows you to sing or play an instrument with your favorite song. You could be all about that Bass, Happy, or just want to stay together. You record your track and look for other instrumentalists to help give you...

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GigSalad Helps Find Musicians, Speakers and More

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:26 — 153.4MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I am not only a videographer, I am also a musician. My band plays regularly and its always difficult to find the right gig. That is where GigSalad comes in. While at SXSW, I got to talk with Steve Tetrault about GigSalad and how it works for not only a perfomer, but also people looking for those performers. GigSalad is not just for bands. Magicians, Clowns, Face painting and even motivational speakers are on this service. As an artist you can sign up and get...

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Domainskate Helps You Protect Your Domain’s Intellectual Property

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:59 — 277.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS While at SXSW, I ran into Howard Greenstein, COO of Domainskate. We got a chance to sit down and talk about protecting your domain’s identity on the web and how Domainskate.com can help in that. Big name companies have seen this – people try to cash off your idea. For instance, Apple Watch is coming, so there are hundreds trying to get similar domain names so they can try to get some of the massive traffic Apple will see. Therefore, Apple lawyers will be busy...

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Zuta Portable Mini Robotic Printer from ZutaLabs – SXSW 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:44 — 120.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS While at the Paypal lounge at SXSW 2015, I got to hear Sir Mix A Lot talk about the projects he works on. Thats where I first heard about Zuta. This is a personal printer that can fit in a bag and print anything when paired to a phone or other mobile device. Zuta Personal Printer The Zuta printer is a device shaped like a teardrop. The corner allows you to align the Zuta on the page (top-left corner). Pair your device to the Zuta...

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2015 Ford Edge First Drive

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:27 — 246.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Ford has redesigned their Ford Edge CUV for 2015. They invited me to come down to Scottsdale, AZ and take this car through its paces. I got to ride in one last year before production to check out the new park assist features. I also got a first-hand look at the newest version of the in-car computer called Sync3. Now it’s time to get an idea of how the rest of the CUV operates. About the 2015 Ford Edge The Ford Edge Crossover is clean...