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Zuta Portable Mini Robotic Printer from ZutaLabs – SXSW 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWhile 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 and a blue light comes on. It’s now ready to print. This is a black monochrome printer that pulls the image from the phone and prints out. While photos might not come out too well, you could print out tickets, emails and other things you want a paper copy for. Don’t expect this to be a fast printer –...

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2015 Ford Edge First Drive

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSFord 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 and sleek with a lot of great additions. The 2 liter Ecoboost engine had a lot of power to it with a six-speed transmission and paddle capabilities to get this guy running through the city pretty quick. For those who need more power, the V6 would be the better alternative as it really can punch on the hills if...

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New HP Color LaserJets are 33 Percent Smaller, 40 Percent Faster

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIf you ever had to change toner in a printer, if you ever had to wait five minutes for the first print of the day, HP Small Business has some new answers in a faster, smaller color Laserjet. I am in New York City at the HP press event to check out these sleek new printers. New, Smaller HP LaserJet Color Printers The new series of printers include the Color LaserJet Pro M252, LaserJet Pro MFP M277 and the HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M552 and M553. Each of these printers is geared toward everything from the small business to the Enterprise workplace. The best part is they are smaller than their predecessor. The M252 is 33 percent smaller itself. The size now allows you to put the printer in new areas – maybe even in a cabinet under the desk. Wake Up Call for...

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Popular Wearable Tech Trends for 2015?

Would you buy a wristband that continuously purifies the air while you are running? If you like gadgets like this, you are going to love the following ideas. A few of these gadget ideas could possibly make an appearance in the future, so keep your eye out for them. However, some of these devices are already on the market. A Wristband Unlike Any Other Alexandr Kostin, an inventor, designed an air purifier that can be worn on your wrist all day long. You can wear this device while running, or use it while taking a stroll through the mall. The technology behind this wristband is similar to a regular air purifier. It vacuums up the polluted air within its range, and releases the freshly filtered air back into the area. Alexandr’s design comes with a refillable carbon filter and a rechargeable battery. An Anklet to Track Your Running...

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Gibson ES Les Paul, Epiphone Gary Clark jr. Casino “Blak and Blu” Guitars

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSThere was a lot to see at the Gibson booth for CES 2015. Aljon Go and I talked about the 2015 Les Paul line, now its time to continue to the holobody and acoustic guitars. ES-Les Paul 2015 Aljon first showed us the ES Les Paul guitars. Manufactured in Memphis, TN, this holobody has all the great features of a Les Paul with that deep-wood sound. Humbucker pickups, low profile frets and rolled neck bindings, this guitar will give you a sound and feel no matter what type of music your playing. Epiphone Gary Clark Jr Casino Model Gary Clark Jr has a blues sound that brings old and new blues together. He has been playing Epiphone holobody Casino guitars for years – so Gibson decided to honor the artist with his own “Casino” model. The Epiphone Gary Clark Jr. Casino Black and Blu...

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Gibson Guitars Celebrates Les Paul’s 100th Birthday with Innovation

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSThis year, Gibson is celelbrating innovation and the centenial of Les Paul with an improved series featuring the creator of so many items musical. I sat down with Aljon Go at the International CES 2015 to find out more about these great guitars. The new series of Les Paul 2015 models – including the Les Paul Junior Single Cut, Double Cutaway, Les Paul Plus, Les Paul Classic and many more – are all hand crafted and will contain features that every guitar player should use – from beginner to advanced. G-Force Min etune The Min etune is Gibson’s self-tuning system. We go over how the Min etune works and how you can get it. This is also an after market item so you can retro-fit your older guitars with this great self-tuning system. Get yourself one of my favorite Les Paul models on Amazon....

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New YouTube Product Placement Rules: How to Create Content Going Forward

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSNote: This is an interpretation of YouTube’s rules and could change at any time.  This is NOT AN OFFICIAL video of the rules. For more information on Product Placement, check out YouTube’s help page Youtube has made a major change that has many content creators up in arms. Yet they may have been working on flawed business models to begin with. We’ll look at this more in-depth on this 5 minute Smack! The Updated YouTube Rule on Product Placement Abigail Van Buren said “water may be free, but when they pipe it to you you’ve got to help pay for piping. And the Piper!” This week, the Piper YouTube had silently changed some of its legal-ease for those who run paid product placement within their videos. The new verbage states: You may include paid product placements in your video content. All product placements will...

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Gibson’s Neat Microphones: King Bee – Stylish and Powerful

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSI sat down and talked with Skipper Wise at International CES 2015 while at the Gibson booth. Skipper was part of Blue Microphones until they sold it in 2013. He took some time off, but Gibson wanted him to bring out a line of microphones for their brand. So he came out of retirement to create something pretty sweet. Its called Neat Microphones, and their concept is around the “Bee” line. From Beestro to Beehive, Bumblebee to King Bee. I got to see the Worker and King Bee mics in action when Ryan Whyte Maloney recorded in their Gibson studio. Even the microphones get their own XLR Beeline cables and the shockmounts are open-faced to allow the microphone’s look to pass through. A line for studio recording, a line for home recording and podcasting. Best part – the USB desktop microphones will record in...

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iRig Mic Field Improves iPhone, iPad Audio from IK Multimedia – CES 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIK Multimedia showed off a stereo/mono audio device for your iOS device that allows for cleaner audio in the iRig Mic Field. Perfect when capturing that song you love at a concert or even when capturing video of your kids playing outside. The iRig Mic Field connects to the lightning jack of your iOS device. With the iRig Recorder, you can capture and edit your audio easily. Turn the Field to a landscape mode and record in stereo. Flip it the other way for a mono recording. The lighting plug allows for digital recording of up to 24-bit with a 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate. The mic contains two condenser capsules that have a 115 dB SPL rating and built in low-noise preamp. This will help keep the live recordings sounding a lot clearer than from your iOS microphone. iRig Mic Field is available for $99....

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Western Digital SATA Express Dual-Drive with 4TB HD and 128 GB SSD

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSRight before the International CES 2015, Storage Visions holds a small conference about the state of storage. While there, I talked with the folks at Western Digital (WD) to learn about a new prototype dual-drive. This drive is a standard 4 TB hard drive but also has a 128 GB SSD inside. I caught up with Fleming Doreng of Western Digital to find out more about this hard drive. About the Dual Drive Prototype by WD The drive utilizes the PCIe 2.0 x2 interface using a special cable. If you do not have the interface, you will need to get an adapter cable for power, and 2 SATA cables for the drives. The drives can work as one or be separate drives. The SSD is like short-term memory and the HD is long-term. With this system and two SATA Express drives at RAID 0, you...