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PhotoFast: Grab Photos or Video – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThese days everyone has a camera in their pocket at all times. Heck, it is not even just smartphones these days — as annoying as it sometimes seems, there are even people in front of you at events who are holding up iPads and snapping images. PhotoFast has a solution to the problem of saving those precious pictures, but it is only for iOS devices at this point. In fact, PhotoFast has the only officially licensed Apple iOS flash drive on the market at this time. You can then plug the device right into your PC or Mac to grab the images or videos. It goes both ways too — you can also move images and videos from a computer to the iPad or iPhone. In addition, there is a dedicated app, AirPlay support, security and contact backup. Sizes start at 8GB...

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Compact Canon Powershot N Changes Button Design, adds WiFi – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI talked with Ben Thomas once again about Canon and their Powershot point and shoot line. He shows us the Powershot N – a new compact camera that changes more than just the specs. [cessponsor] Canon Powershot N The Canon Powershot N has the picture button and zoom right on the front. The back of the camera (view-finder) flips up so you can take a picture then flip the camera 180 degrees to take another picture. This will allow you to take photos up high and down low whiles still looking through the view-finder.  You can also take photos by tapping the touch-screen just like with a smartphone. The Canon Powershot N also has WiFi built-in so you can view and take pictures, then send to your favorite sites (email, Facebook, Twitter) or send to Canon’s Image Gateway. When you get a...

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LG Optimus G (Sprint) – Quad-Core Android with 32 GB Storage [Review]

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAbout a month ago I got to use the LG Optimus G on the Sprint network. Optimus G is a newer Android phone that has power and storage to rival the future designs of the smartphone. A phone with enough power to not only get work done or the ability to do two things at once but the battery power to stay functional for the day. The Good – LG Optimus G Let’s start with the processor – a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor. This processor will let you not only record video and pull up your favorite apps but will also allow you to do two things at once. Send a text while a video plays – Email someone while you are in mid-game – then come back to where you were. You can even record a video and snap a...

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iPhone 5 Unboxing – Comparison to Nokia Lumia, HTC, 3GS

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI got the new iPhone this morning, so I went on a Google Hangout to show it off. I grabbed my previous smartphones to make comparison – the HTC 8125 (my first smartphone), the iPhone 3GS and Nokia Lumia 900 (which I had over the summer). I compare how I used the smartphone then and now. Unboxing the iPhone5 I first unbox the iPhone 5, then compare to the older phones. This one is longer and thinner than the HTC, but compared in thinness to the iPhone 3GS and Nokia Lumia. Pretty interesting. The phone is comparably lighter than all 3. Accessories to the iPhone 5 The iPhone 5 comes with the new style earbuds and Lightning charger cable. I didn’t get any extra cables or converters. Overall of the iPhone 5 I will definitely be putting it to the task. One...

Motorla MOTOACTV: A Fitness Training Watch – CES 2012 0

Motorla MOTOACTV: A Fitness Training Watch – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSStopping by the Motorola booth, we saw a bunch of people riding bikes, running on treadmills and more. The reason why? Motorola announced the MOTOACTV. A new Smart watch. Jeffrey from Motorola showed off the world’s first GPS fitness tracker and smart music player. You can wear on your wrist, or connect to a bike. It will keep track of the calories, steps, and more. You can hook it up to a Bluetooth heart rate monitor and be able to track your results, which you can download to the computer and put up on the Motorola MOTOACTV website (which you can share with your friends). Get MOTOACTV on Amazon The built-in MP3 player also can determine which songs affect your exercise. The performance playlist will help you power through. You can also set a “Fit song”, which could help you when you...

HomeGrid Forum: Innovations in Power over Ethernet (PoE), G.hn – CES 2012 0

HomeGrid Forum: Innovations in Power over Ethernet (PoE), G.hn – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS HomeGrid Forum is a group of members from around the globe. It was developed to support G.hn technology. This is a standard to use the existing wiring in the home. They work with AT&T, Best Buy, Marvell Semiconductor, and more. For instance, you can plug a box into your plug outlets, and turn that outlet into a 1 GB network for internet, home theater,and more. Of course, if you have an older home, your wiring may introduce signal loss. HomeGrid has accounted for that and allows for relaying – if there is a connection issue between two nodes in the house, they can use a 3rd node as a “relay” to get the data from basement to bedroom. HomeGrid Forum has been working hard to keep up with your digital life. Like mentioned before, 1GB Power over Ethernet (PoE) networks through electrical...

ContourROAM: Hands-free HD Camcorder, 360 Degree Helmet Mount – CES 2012 0

ContourROAM: Hands-free HD Camcorder, 360 Degree Helmet Mount – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHigh end, high performance consumer cameras. That is what Contour has. Now, the new cameras are under $200. Lightweight cameras for the action-enthusiast or hunter. There are different cameras for different activities. ContourRoam is perfect for those who want to catch the action. The ContourROAM has memory, and has a professional lens, wide angle lens and is waterproof (up to 1 meter). So you can get 2-3 hours of recording time. One switch – turns on and starts to record. One correction from the video – Andy asked if there was a card, which I think Mary thought he was asking if one was included. The camera is microSD Compatible up to 32 GB. ContourROAM on Amazon They also showed off the 360° helmet mount. You can attach it to almost anywhere and get video from places you never would expect. The mount just...

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Toshiba: Debut FlashAir SD WiFi Cards, TransMemory-EX 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToshiba showed off two new items at CES. Called TransMemory-EX series, the new USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Thumb Drive) will be available in 32 and 64GB sizes. The drives read at 94MBps and write at 220MBps. The drive will be able to  transfer 25GB of video content in approximately five minutes Get TransMemory USB Drives at Amazon The SD WiFi card – called FlashAir – is a 2-way Wifi card. Since some cameras edit photos and video internally, you can now bring files in wirelessly from other cameras or a computer to make the final creation. The card will do 802.1 b/g/n and come in 8GB. The TransMemory-EX series starts at $100 and the FlashAir is rumored to be $70 when released in February. [cessponsor]

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HP: Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHP unveiled the Envy 14 Spectre at CES, a new 14 inch Ultrabook. The Spectre comes with either Core i5 or Core i7 processor, 128 GB or 256 GB SSD, 4 or 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0, and more. The screen is made of Gorilla Glass to be a durable machine. The Spectre only comes with 64-bit Windows versions, which you choose on setup. With a nine hour battery life for standard jobs, this could be a good road companion. The keyboard contains LEDs behind each key to make them easily visible in low light. Sound by Beats audio. This was a Best of CES winner by Cnet. Spectre starts at $1399. Visit HP for more info. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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Fisher Price Kid Friendly Kid-Tough DVR Hands On – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA handheld DVR on the go? Yes. One for kids? Absolutely – and one tough enough for kids. This might be something you want to get for the kids so they don’t miss their favorite shows. Fisher Price was at CES to debut and talk about their Kid-Tough DVR. This is a rugged DVR that can hold their favorite shows in the unit. The 3.5 inch touchscreen has interactive menus so the kids can find their shows, or pause, stop, and forward through playback. To add content on the DVR, all a parent has to do is connect it to the TV, then program show recordings up to 24 hours in advance. The Kid-Tough DVR is expected to be out in June for around $150. The unit will come with charger and dock (rechargeable battery brings 4-6 hours of play time). You...

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