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iRig2 for iOS, Android – Time to Rock on Your Guitar – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:08 — 192.4MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I have been a big fan of IK Multimedia and the iRig. However, since I moved to Android devices, it got tougher to use these great musical additions. At CES 2015, they changed that with the new iRig 2 guitar interface which now supports Android devices. I talked with Derek of IK Multimedia about the new iRig 2 adapter for your guitar. Along with the Amplitude for Android you can now add pedal effects to your guitar for practice or performance. With the additional bluetooth pedal...

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Motorola Droid Turbo Give Battery Life to Your Phone

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:27 — 294.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS In today’s mobile world, we want one thing from our smartphones – the ability to hold battery life. The Motorola DROID Turbo is the latest in high-end battery smartphones that not only holds charge, but can recharge 30% within 15 minutes. On the Verizon Network it becomes the workhorse you need for when you need it. Now usually I take a week or two to get to know the phone then review. Every now and then I like to slow a review period down to...

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Sleep Number Brings SleepIQ Kids Bed with Monster Checking – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:06 — 187.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Monsters? There are no monsters here. How do you know? The SleepIQ Kids bed will keep you safe from monsters and also give your kids a better nights sleep. Taking a cue off the x12 smart bed, the SleepIQ Kids bed from Sleep Number helps children get a better night sleep in a bed that will adjust to their growing needs. Sleep Number announced this new bed at the 2015 International CES show in Las Vegas. We got a first hand look (or more like...

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Zolt Charger Plus: Alternate Power Brick for Your Laptop – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:27 — 111.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Our laptops are getting smaller and smaller. Yet the power brick you use to charge up the battery seems to stay the same large device. The folks at Zolt want to change that with the Zolt Power charger – a laptop charger that is a fraction of the size. The Zolt power charger looks similar to any tablet or smartphone charging wart. Four times smaller than your laptop charger, this could fit into your bag easy. Best part – your laptop charger can stay at...

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Neil Young’s Pono Player Brings Hi-Fi Mobile Music

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:41 — 313.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Back at SXSW, Neil Young talked about a new media compression algorithm that keeps a lot more of the music at a comparable filesize. The Pono music system allows you to listen to music at a higher fidelity than even 320 kbps MP3 files. I got to talk with the folks at Pono while at CES 2015 and check out the player itself. The Pono player itself looks pretty simple but big. Inside is 64 GB for storage with a removable 64 GB card slot...

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WorkSpace Wall Organizer by OmniMount for Any Room

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:38 — 63.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Its your tech medicine cabinet for any room. The WorkSpace wall organizer by Ergotron / Omnimount is a mountable cabinet that flips down to be a standing desk to put your laptop on, store tech to charge or even keep it away from the kids. The WorkSpace allows you to have a desk in any room. Office, living room, kitchen, garage or wherever. Best part is this desktop can become something different. In the kitchen you could have a tablet that holds recipes, store utensils,...

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FlirOne Thermal Imaging for iOS and Android – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 185.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Stopping at the Flir booth at CES, I learned about how Flir has improved on their new FlirOne thermal imaging system for iPhone. They retooled the device and made it an attachment working for all iOS devices. Further, they added an Android version. I talked with Travis Merrill from Flir. Now there is a new iOS platform, they decided to go with a more portable connector – for iOS anything with a Lightning connector, and Android with micro-USB connector. Flir made some enhancements to the...

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Gogo Inflight Internet is Improving Your Connections – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:44 — 173.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS While at the International CES show, I got to talk with Steve Nolan of Gogo inflight Internet. We learned about how their planes have the 2nd generation technology which tripled the bandwidth. Gogo is working on their third generation satellite system which will improve the speeds up to 20 times more. “The technology that helps us bring more bandwidth has to do with the type of antenna we use. Its a very low-profile phased array antenna. We actually used two – one for send and...

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Brio Home Safety Plugs Keep Children Safe – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:27 — 205.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Sticking a knife in a plug socket is a fear every parent has to deal with. Thousands of children go to the hospital for this simple curiosity. This is something Brio wants to end. The Brio Home Safety Smart Outlet Plug is the worlds safest power outlet. It can identify what is being plugged in and stop electricity from entering into a knife, wire, or other non-plug item. Roger from Brio also plugged in a light socket, then put his finger in the socket to...

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Ford Unveils F150 Raptor, Mustang Shelby GT350R, Ford GT

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:16 — 1.3GB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS While at the North American International Auto Show, Ford unveiled a bunch of items. They officially introduced Sync 3.0 – the newest version of their in-car computer system. But it was more about the cars, and Ford didn’t disappoint. First off was the Ford F-150 Raptor. This all-terrain truck with 3.5L EcoBoost V8 delivers 411 horsepower and over 400 ft. of torque. The Raptor is a little wider than the F-150 for stability. The best part is this truck will be built right in the new...

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SleepPhones is a Headband with Headphones – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:11 — 243.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Sometimes I put in earbuds to fall asleep to. They are uncomfortable and harder to get in a relaxing position. Big headphones are also bulky and hard to work with. That is where SleepPhones comes in. Dubbed “Pajamas for your ears”, SleepPhones are a headband with headphones inside. They don’t go in the ear and they are not big and bulky. You simply put the headband on, turn on the music and sleep. Or run. Or take it on the plane with you. SleepPhones come...

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How the NFL is Using Microsoft Surface for Games – CES 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:21 — 195.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS You might have seen the lot of tablets on the sidelines. Microsoft Surfaces in not only coaches but also players hands. That is how the teams are reviewing plays – getting away from the printouts. I talked with Beth at CES Unveiled about how Microsoft Surface was being used. They have created a cart system that allows the surface devices to be stored and charged along with kept cool or warm in extreme temperatures. The cases are built to be waterproof and can take a...

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