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Popular Kuerig Kold Makes Coke, Sodas, Tea and Mixers

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWhile at CES 2016, I got to try out the new Keurig Kold, the cold drink version of the popular Keurig coffee system. While it doesn’t make coffee, it does make some great cold drinks, such as craft sodas, Coke products, tea, sparkling water and even mixers – just add the alcohol or drink it as-is. The Keurig Kold makes a drink in a couple minutes. The pods are different than a standard K-cup. Inside contains compartments to the soda and the carbonation; a series of beads that react to the water. You can watch as your drink is created through the 1-2 minute process. Just like with the coffee system, you simply have to add water and your favorite flavor cup to the system. Then sit back and enjoy a nice tea, sparkling water and more. No coffee drinks yet, but that is...


Play Keyboard in a Different Way with Roli Seaboard Rise

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIf you are a keyboard player, you’re going to love this. A 2 1/2 octave keyboard that does a lot more than you’re old stand up piano ever did. The Roli Seaboard keyboard allows you to bend, vibrato and even change instrument by how you touch the keys. The tactile unit can connect to iOS, Mac, Windows through an app. The keyboard reacts by how you touch the keys. Start Leggero then crescendo to Maestoso. You can even Glissando to a new note by sliding the finger across the board. The Roli Seaboard is more than just the physical keyboard. The free app on iOS allows you to do the same things on the go. If you have an iPhone 6s (Plus) you can utilize the touch sensitivity to match what you would do on the unit. Roli Seaboard Rise is available for around $800. For...


Cook on Patio Anytime with GoSun Solar Cooker

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSCheck out the GoSun – a solar cooker that you can use indoors or out. The solar panels can get this cooker up to 500 degrees on a sunny day. All you need is sun to make food. Even cook on cloudy days with the battery charge unit. The GoSun works using a thermal tube. The food is put in one of two trays while the drip pan holds grease. You can cook anything from vegetables to burgers in 20 minutes. GoSun is debuting a charging unit for those cloudy days where the battery is not charged. Multiple versions of the GoSun are available. Prices start at $249. Get the GoSun Solar Here


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Kodak CFH-V10 Home Video Monitor Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWhile I was slightly under 4,000 miles away, I could still keep great tabs on my home using this Kodak CFH-V10 Video Monitor from Kodak. This is a small IP camera that not only allows me to monitor what’s going on at home, it can also record events for my review. The CFH-V10 is an HD camera you can watch or listen to at any time via smartphone or computer. Simply install the iSecurity app or go to and login with your credentials. Setup is fairly easy – turn the camera into setup mode, then add your info including home Wifi connection for remote viewing. Get the Kodak CFH-V10 The fish-eye lens captures a great deal of a room. If you need more, such as pan/tilt, you can get a CFH-V15. The camera can detect noise or a person moving throughout the room....


Easybulb Plus WiFi Light Bulb Video Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWhile away from home, I usually set lights on timers to simulate someone at home. This year I used the Easybulb to do that – a 9 Watt bulb that not only can connect to my WiFi for control on my iOS or Android device, but also set timers to turn on and off. This system consists of two parts: the WiFi receiver which communicates between bulb and Internet, and the bulb itself which screws into any standard Edison lamp design. I plugged the WiFi box into the back of my cable box, which was in direct view of the bulb. I can also get a home remote if I don’t want to use my smartphone. The bulb itself is an RGBW – so I can set a mood with color, turn to white and dim it down. Perfect for setting up the room...


Droid Turbo 2, Verizon International Plan

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSEarlier this month I got to go to London for a conference. The folks at Verizon supplied me with the Droid Turbo 2 phone with shatterless screen and an International plan while I was there. The best part – it was really a great phone to take to London with me. Let’s start with all the deets on this device. This is a Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor at 2.0 GHz. The GPU is an Adreno 430 at 600 MHz. It has 3 MB of RAM and either 32 or 64 GB internal, with a microSD card support of up to 2 TB. The AMOLED Display is 5.4″ and produces a 1440p Quad HD screen, or 2560×1440. The screen is called ShatterShield and many have dropped, ran over, hammered and done other items to the screen. Since this is a loaner model from Verizon,...

The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) inside the Mercado Hotel Lobby in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.

New Image of Ghostbusters Female Cast Released

If you are like me, you are anxiously awaiting the release of the next generation of Ghostbusters. Thirty years after the original film, the reboot offers your kids the same excitement it offered you at that age. The new version looks to pass the Bechdel test and show that Geeks are more than the stereotypical males such as found in Big Bang Theory. Produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Paul Feig and Katie Dippold. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the paranormal fighting quartet. Ghostbusters release is planned July of 2016.


HP Special Edition Star Wars Core i5-i7 Laptop

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWhile at HPEDiscover this last week, I got to check out the HP Special Edition Star Wars Laptop. This is a 15.6 inch notebook decked out with Star Wars logos. Inside is a Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 16 GB RAM, up to 2 TB hard drive and GeForce 940 M Graphics processor. Loaded with Windows 10 Home, the PC also comes with a DVD burner, and a 7 hour battery. The laptop is also decked out with images, movie cells, storyboards and videos from the previous 6 movies. You can choose multiple sound effects for Windows events. Over 1,100 images, trailers for the new movie, and the Aurebesh font not only engraved on the laptop, but also as a font inside. Show how geeky you are by writing in Aurebesh! The base price is $699 and is only the laptop with...


7 Inch $50 Tablet Throwdown: Amazon Fire, RCA Voyager, ProScan 7

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSGood tablets are getting more affordable and very useful. Amazon launched the Fire 7 inch tablet in their line of Fire products. While a great tablet, I had to wonder how this stacked up to other $50 7 inch tablets. Therefore I found two tablets you might see during your holiday shopping. The RCA Voyager tablet from Walmart and the ProScan tablet which you can find in many different stores. Keep in mind these are not HD resolution tablets and will show slower results than a Fire HD or iPad Air. Nonetheless, these affordable tablets could become second tablets for some and replace laptops for others. Amazon Fire 7 Inch Tablet The Fire 7 inch has a screen resolution of 1024×600 (also known as WSVGA). The Fire is a Quad-Core ARM Cortex A7 processor at 1.3 GHz, and a Mali-450 GPU. Two cameras with...