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Swissvoice: ePure Land Line VoIP, iPhone, Android Dock – CES 2012

Company Swissvoice has been around in Switzerland since 1893. They are bringing some of that technology to the US with the ePure. It’s a series of phones – a land-line version, but also a iPhone and Android version. The iPhone dock phone lets you put your phone in to charge, but then you can use the handset to answer phone calls. If you turn the receiver on the side, you can use it as a bluetooth speaker. The ePure also has a multi-phone solution. This is for your Android phone, or another smart phone. Once again, you can use the receiver as...

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DeLORME: In-Reach Keeps You Connected – CES 2012

DeLORME has been a regular at CES for years. Each year, they come out with new and exciting mapping and Communications. This year, DeLORME showed their award-winning Delorme In-Reach, which allows you to stay reliably connected wherever you go. Even while out of cell phone range, you can receive cell phone messages. This is especially important if you go out of cell range frequently – whether in rock climbing, hiking or other extreme tasks. With this services, you get confirmation of message delivery. You can send Interactive 2-way SOS in a real emergency situations. DeLORME In-Reach cost $250, but is a great...

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Midwest Gaming Classic pt 1: Wandcrafters

Midwest Gaming Classic While down at the Midwest Gaming Classic, I started on the vendor floor to see all the cool items you can purchase. Video games, Pinball machines, parts for machines, game consoles and more. Old consoles, game swag and more. I ran into Carol, from Wandcrafters. They make wizard’s wands. Using a lathe, Carol has expanded the process to keychains, magnifying glasses and more. They even had some pens made from cell phone boards. Wandcrafters has also created wands out of antlers that were shed. She sticks mostly to wood for her designs. This is the 10th anniversary for the...

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WellDoc: Smartphone Application to Monitor Health

Anand Lyer and Chris Bergstrom came on to the Live CES show to talk about WellDoc. This is the next generation of technology solutions supporting chronic disease management. Using the cell phone to monitor and coach them. WellDoc is a company who’s software will record and report. By giving your doctor a timeline of what you have been doing, they will be able to treat better. Think of WellDoc as a personal coach. It lets you know what you need to do. For diabetics, if your blood sugar is low, it will let you know how much sugar you really...

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ATSC mobile with iMovee

Maxel Rapheal joins Andy and Esby for the TPN Live CES coverage. He is showing off iMovee – a device that will let the kids watch TV while you are driving highway speeds. The technology is called Advances Television System Commitee (ATSC) mobile. This is the standards for digital TV, satellite and cable networks. The device is about the size of a cell phone. It will cost $149, but will come with $150 in free credit. See the Floor Video of iMovee with Andy Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net Interview by Esbjorn Larsen TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors:...

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Panavise Mobile Mounts for Cameras, GPS, Phones

Sometimes we need someone just to hold the camera. However, with Panvise, we can get that camera shot without having someone around. Panavise makes many types of mounts. Mostly for industrial need, holding items while you work on them. However, they have developed the 809 suction cup mount that can stick. In fact, it has been placed on the exterior of race cars going at top speeds. The standard mounts mean you can connect a GPS, a camera, cell phone or other device on your windshield. Heck, you could attach it on the outside of the car and not worry...

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Spot is Growing Up with Spot Connect iPhone

Text from anywhere around the globe. That is what Spot is about. They have created devices for those who work outside cell phone signals. Especially in dangerous areas where they could get in trouble. The new Spot Connect iPhone is a portable hotspot that will allow your phone to send a message. If your device is inoperable, then you can send an SOS through the hotspot puck. Best part, it runs on 2 – AA batteries. SPECS Size: 3” x 2.6” x 1.2” (7.6 cm x 6.6 cm x 3.2 cm) Weight: 4.9 oz (w/ batteries) GPS Lat. Lon. datum format: WGS-84 Operating Environment: Operating...

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5 Tech Things: Contest Codes, Ford Sync, Office 2010

This week on the 5 Tech Things you Should Know: Data Vault Code inside FCC helping out with cell phone overages 40 Million EOS Rebel – 20 Million DSLR 2 Ford SYNC cars driving to Maker Faire on American Journey 2.0 Lime Wire lost. Time to pay for music and movies is at hand? Office 2010 – Competing with Google Docs? Sponsor: Back up Now, Back up Often, Backup Off-site with Mozy Home Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! Get 5 Tech Things You Should Know through iTunes or through Zune , or add the RSS – Check out...

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Opera Mini 5 for Android G1

Over the last two and a half weeks, I have packed up and cleaned out my old house and finished the move to Virginia Beach, Va., where spring is well under way. I’m ready to start paying attention to tech again. Yesterday, I was mucking about in the Android Marketplace and discovered that Opera Mini 5 Beta was available for download, so I downloaded it immediately. It is much better that Opera Mini 4 for Android, which I understand from the Opera newsgroups was as much a proof-of-concept version as anything else. The new version includes tabbed browsing (which Opera...

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GWP Ep 130: Fifth Take is Charm, Happy St. Patty’s Day!

uStream Producer issues – Won’t talk with Logitech. California trip was a success. Thanks to the HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure crew! The Flight home, however, wasn’t too great. Cool new happening with Ford next week? Winner of this weeks’ Diskeeper 2010: Offit Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month!Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. Download Great Books with Audible – audiblepodcast.com/geekazine All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 131 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune...

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Wired Wireless: “Wireless Backhaul”

Ultimately, wires will be involved with your wireless devices. Bloomberg reports Time-Warner wants to provide some of them: Time Warner Cable Inc., the biggest pay-television provider in New York City, is pitching phone companies including AT&T and Verizon Wireless on a service that uses its underground cables to carry mobile calls and Web downloads — easing the congestion spurred by data-hungry users of smartphones like the iPhone. The service, known in the industry as wireless backhaul, has become Time Warner Cable’s fastest-growing business after revenue tripled last year, said Craig Collins, senior vice president of business services. Across the cable...

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Upgrade your Telo with a DECT 6.0 with CAT IQ and PureVoice from Ooma – CES 2010

Like I said before, every year we talk with Ooma. This year, we talked with them twice. While the first video is very informative, this one seems to push things a little further. CAT-IQ is the new term for DECT adding a data channel to the DECT 6.0 protocol. The base station can then stream real time answering machine screening to the CAT-IQ handset. Also, if you set down your cell phone by the Telo and have the Bluetooth connected, any call from the phone will automatically forward to your Land Line. Ooma extends the home phone to Google voice....