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Worth Avenue Group Protects Your Electronics – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:45 — 250.2MB) 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 finding a local company to...

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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) 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 you are getting into photography...

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OmniMount HDTV Mount Positions TV to You – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:55 — 129.4MB) Gone are the days of a CRT sitting in an entertainment center. We’ve moved to flat screen TVs on walls that are a lot lighter than that old 32″ CRT. So now we can tackle a simple idea like ergonomics in watching TV at home. After all – you have a living room to be comfortable in. You don’t need to crick your head just to see the TV. OmniMount TV Wall Mount OmniMount’s TV arms will let you bring the TV to you. If you are like me,...

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OmniMount Standing Desk to Promote Health – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:48 — 145.8MB) Did you know that standing will help your health? Lower blood pressure, loose fat and build leg muscle so you can lose the fat. For home or office the Desk 65 allows you seemless movement from standing to seated movement. OmniMount Desk Omnimount gives you an outlet to move. By using Postural rotation you can increase circulation. Desk65 comes with accessories such as a display monitor mount so you can move it to your eye level. The Desk65 is a manual raise desk – no hydraulics or electronics that...

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IOGear Wireless 5×2 HD Matrix Send Video to Different TVs – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:56 — 152.1MB) While at CES, IOGear showed off the wireless 5×2 HD matrix. This allows you to connect up to 5 devices – 4 inputs and one output. Additionally, a USB connection allows you to connect a wireless keyboard. You can then control a PS3 or laptop connected to the system. What IOGear 5×2 Matrix does is it lets you have all your Set top Boxes in one place. You can push those devices to a living room TV, bedroom TV, basement or other area with a monitor. A two TV...

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LG Optimus G Connects to TV – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:54 — 125.4MB) I have been testing out a LG Optimus G smartphone for about a month now. It’s a quad-core Snapdragon processor so if you want to text while watching a movie, you can do so. Check out the full review of the Optimus G on Geekazine The big addition is NFC. Push video to a TV wireless using a program like Miracast. All the person has to do is place his or her smartphone on the NFC tag. It’s not limited to sending video to the TV from the smartphone as...

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MyCharge Adds Lightning Connector to Devices – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:01 — 154.2MB) Battery recharging units are a necessity for some. I remember when there were one or two companies – now there are several trying to help charge your smartphone or tablet. Take MyCharge for example: They unveiled a whole new line of portable charging solutions. Different colors and designs to fit your lifestyle. MyCharge has the cords built-in. They also have the ability to charge 3 items at once. Of course Apple changed to the Lightning connector. MyCharge is working to bring that 9-pin version to you, expected around spingtime. Depending on...

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Ford Sync Developer Program – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:55 — 202.9MB) Adding apps for Wall Street Journal, Aha Radio and even Amazon Cloud Player, Ford continues to move forward with their Sync in-car system. About a year and a half ago Ford partnered with our friends at Bug Labs to create a more customized experience. At CES they moved it forward with the Developer program. They encourage programmers to make apps that can help with the drive while keeping the hands on the wheel and the eyes on the road. ( Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast...

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Carbon Audio Zooka Bluetooth Speakers – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:22 — 112.0MB) Zooka speakers by Carbon Audio Inc is a bluetooth speaker system for mobile devices. with two 30 mm speaker drivers, a 30 foot bluetooth range and 8 hour rechargable battery, the Zooka is perfect for picnics, playing in the backyard or wherever you don’t have a power source. With the design you can place it on the ground or slide on top of a laptop. Get Zooka Wireless Speakers at Amazon Now! Zooka is available for $99.00 Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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Yubico YubiKey Neo: Password Dongle with NFC – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:13 — 133.9MB)   Forget your password. Forget that dongle that gives you a number every 30 seconds. Get a Yubico YubiKey. Yubikey is a USB dongle that works with various password managers like Last Pass and Password Safe. That way you don’t have to remember your passwords – the Yubico YubiKey does that. At CES Yubico debuted the NFC dongle (called YubiKey Neo) for mobile devices using Near-Field Communication technology. Simply tap the Neo on the device to get logged into the mobile device.    

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Darim V-Studio for Green Screen Video Production – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:49 — 179.9MB) Planning to ramp up your video production using green screen technology? Check out the Darim V-Studio. You can set up a professional looking studio in an area the size of a cubical (4′ x 3′). This will create a virtual studio so you can get a more professional appearance. Whether making how-to videos for work or creating that new YouTube hit news show – Darim V-Studio could be the way to create a back drop to your show. Darim has multiple products to create multi-view or single view. The VS1000...

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Hercules Holder Turns Cup Holder into Smartphone Stand – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:54 — 78.1MB) I do this all the time; I pull my smartphone out of my pocket and throw it upside-down in the cup holder. When I need to get to the phone it’s always in an odd place. Well the crew at might have the solution. These fit in the cup holders and look like hands that hold on to your smartphone. If you are using it for music, turn-by-turn directions or just trying to charge the phone the Hercules Holder will hold your smartphone for you. Hercules Holder can also sit...

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