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Otterbox Defender: iPhone 5 Charging Cases – CES 2013


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:41 — 145.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Otterbox has some great cases for those who use their mobile devices in industrial jobs. Otterbox debuted their line of iPhone5 defender cases to Todd. The new defender series double battery life and gives estimation of when you have to charge. Otterbox Defender case contains a micro-USB connector so you don’t need to take the lightning cable with you. Otterbox Defender cases for iPhone 5 will be available soon as approved by Apple. The MSRP is $129. For more information, check out Interview...

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BodyMedia: Smaller Wearable Body Monitors – CES 2013 Live


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:26 — 208.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Body Media is back with a new multi-sensor technology. This makes the armband smaller and more comfortable. With a patented technology the Bodymedia pack can store data for up to 10 days. The BodyMedia unit has an accelerometer, galvanic response skin conductivity monitor, skin temp and heat flow. The BodyMedia monitors can download via bluetooth to your mobile device. It can report weight loss, activity and more. In conjunction with IBM, Body Media is initiating recommendations based on the data to help subscribers become more...

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Kirk H&J: Wireless Smartphone Charging – CES 2013 Live


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:36 — 212.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Kirk H&J offers an entire range of Inpofi devices and models that enable wireless charging using a proprietary transfer system called “Electric Transfer” to charge devices by placing them on the charging surface. For the Samsung S3 – you remove the back to install the system.  For the iPhone there are a variety of cases , currently for the iPhone 4 – with the iPhone 5 due in the first quarter of 2013.  Charging times are similar to wired systems, and offer over 90%...

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OLPC: One Laptop Per Child – The Next Generation – CES 2013 Live


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:47 — 238.4MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS One Laptop Per Child was an amazing idea a few years ago. The foundation has been pushing forward ever since – bringing new ideas to the OLPC table. OLPC has come up with a new UI which has parental controls, age appropriate profiles and ease of use. OLPC has added a built-in camera for games and creativity. Prices have not been set. Walmart will be the first US retailer to carry the 5th generation OLPC. ( and TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and...

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RokForm: Solid Mount for iDevices – CES 2013 Live


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:42 — 192.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS RokForm is a sturdy mounting system for off-road vehicles. If you need to set your mobile device in a dock and not have it fly around when you are trailblazing, then RokForm Rokbed mounts will help you keep the device static. RokForm’s integrated mounting systems can be put in your Hummer, Raptor or other vehichle. The anti-slip backing keeps it on track when not mounted. ( TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor.

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Stern Pinball: for Home Rec Room – CES 2013 Live


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:05 — 196.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Our friends at Stern Pinball got great coverage from us! They offer arcade style pinball play with a machine that is a part of the size and half the weight. Stern has been making pinball machines for years and have many titles and licensed titles you can choose from. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor.

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vTech: Optimized Phones for Assisted Living


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:48 — 305.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Staying in touch with loved ones is important. vTech understands that and wants to help. They offer a wide range of phones for people in assisted living arrangements. All phones have large buttons and picture buttons for one-touch calling. vTech phones are hearing-aid compliant and come with volume boost so you can hear the call. vTech also has a line of pendants so your loved ones can contact you if they cannot get to the phone. (VTech website) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and...

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zBoost Wi-Ex Increases Signal Reliability with LTE Devices


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:17 — 271.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Our friends at Wi-Ex are continuing to grow the femtocell and WiFi repeater. They have introduced their newest model – which will repeat LTE signals so your house or business is covered and your phone gets a signal. The zBoost by Wi-Ex comes in different versions of LTE – one for Verizon and one for AT&T. Therefore, you will need the specific WiEX for your carrier. The Wi-EX plugs into a wall and extends an antenna to a high point (mainly on the roof). TPN Interview...

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CNet Drops the Ball, Looses CES, Credibility


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:13 — 19.4MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I was on the Podcasters Roundtable the other night. We were talking about “What do you owe your audience?” So I bring the question to you – Are you getting everything from Geek Smack!? This week I will be recording an HP Tech Cast with Calvin Zito on Thursday. Also the flood of CES videos are coming in. Please check out the Special Media Feed for all the CES action. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) Download the audio version Subscribe to the...

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BeFrugal: Printable Coupons from Your Browser


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:38 — 131.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Scott Ertz and I are joined by Jon Lal from Befrugal for the Live TPN CES stream. Befrugal is a company that gives you coupon codes from the website. They debuted a browser add-on that helps you find coupons for a purchase. You also can be part of a cash back program of around 7%. Available for Chrome, Firefox and an iOS app coming soon. Befrugal is 100% free. ( Video by Sctott Ertz of F5 Live and Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine

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Worth Avenue Group Protects Your Electronics – CES 2013


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:45 — 250.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS We’ve talked with Worth Avenue Group for the last few years about insurance for mobile devices and other electronics. Everything from your smartphone to that 50″ TV and more. Nick and I am joined on the Live TPN CES action with Quang Ha about what Worth Avenue Group is all about. They cover theft, vandalism, fire and more. Worth Avenue Group is about unlimited incidents which makes it cheaper than Apple care plus. If your device gets damaged, contact Worth Avenue Group and they will help in...

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Nikon D5200, Wireless Adapters WU-1a, WU-1b Connect to Smartphone


  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:21 — 163.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Nikon introduced 2 new adapters that allow a camera to connect to a smartphone via wireless. The adaptors – WU–1a and WU–1b – can be used with new models of Nikon cameras. Nikon D5200 Nikon’s newest line of camera is the Nikon D5200; a 24.1 megapixel single lens reflex digital camera with 14 bit RAW, JPEG at 1:4, 1:8 or 1:16 compression. ISO sensitivity range is 100 to 6400. The D5200 interchangable lenses can find you the right shot anytime. Nikon starts at $796 – body only. If...