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Dyson DC59 Animal – a Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner with Power

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe Dyson DC59 Animal is a versatile vacuum that is lightweight and with an improved battery, it can clean whatever room you need. Like… My house… Dyson believes the DC59 will finally say goodbye to owning the bigger closet space-taking vacuum. With multiple attachments, you can clean the floors, then clean the drapes and finally the couches and chairs. The DC59 also comes with a MAX power button which you can press for those power vacuuming jobs. The V6 motor is 1 1/2 times better than the previous. Without pressing the MAX button, you can get around 26 minutes of cleaning. The charging station can be wall mounted so you have a fully charged vacuum at your fingertips. The wall mount holds the vacuum and attachments, making it a one stop cleaning station. But in all – let’s face it geeks, it...


Craftsman Surelink: Worlds first Internet Connected Garage Door – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSalvatore Parlatore from Craftsman joined us at the TPN CES Live coverage. They have over 6,000 products, and a lot of gear that is improved by technology. Craftsman Surelink is no different – It’s the world’s first internet connected garage door. If you’ve ever left in a hurry, you start to think 5 minutes later if you closed the garage door. Now, with this new device, you can check with your mobile device. It will tell you if it’s open, so you can close the door. Craftsman Surelink app is available for Android and iOS devices. When you log in (password security), you choose the garage door and find out if it’s open or closed. The best part is you don’t need to be around when the repairmen need to come in. You don’t need to hide a key, and you don’t need...

Sony Has New Google TV Blu-Ray, Set Top Box – CES 2012 0

Sony Has New Google TV Blu-Ray, Set Top Box – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSony is coming out with the next generation of set top boxes. Of course, Sony was the first to market with GoogleTV. The new media player and Blu-Ray player are being introduced. The simplified remote control has a touchpad on the front, with the home button. On the back side, there is a full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard is only active when facing upwards. That way, you don’t accidentally hit a button. “It all comes down to getting your content” Said Bill. “You’ve always had that content from your cable or satellite provider and from your disc media. But you also have that content people are looking for from Netflix or on the internet. What this does is bring all of that into one organized area. So you don’t have to switch between devices.” Sony focuses on separate boxes because consumers already purchased a...

LG Styler: Steam Removes Wrinkles, Odors – CES 2012 0

LG Styler: Steam Removes Wrinkles, Odors – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAt CES, we saw LG Styler. The LG Styler is the size of a refrigerator. You hang the clothes and start the cycle. Your shirts and pants will shake back and forth, as “True steam” penetrates the garments, remove the odors, wrinkles and freshens shirts and slacks up. The process takes about 39 minutes – a lot faster than it takes to wash the clothes. LG Styler is only available in South Korea and Japan. They want to bring it to market correctly, so expect to see it very soon. The price looks to be around $2000, but if you think about how much it costs to wash these clothes on a regular basis, you would end up saving money. The process also takes less water and not much energy. You would still need to dry clean and wash from time to time, but...

Setting Up My New Lenovo ThinkCentre M90Z 0

Setting Up My New Lenovo ThinkCentre M90Z

I had been warned that FedEx was on the way. The package arrived yesterday. I waited until both of us were present to open it find a Lenovo ThinkCentre M90Z, from a benefactor (I don’t know whether he wants to be named–I will leave that to him). So I was up until much later than I am used to setting it up. I love setting up a new computer and I had been wondering for some time what strategy to adopt to learn Windows 7 without spending gobs of money, so this was double the fun. I took it up to my computer corner and dug out a hub and couple of cables, since the existing hub was full; the box has built-in wireless, but I prefer cables when I can use them. I moved the printer to another location to make room on the walnut desk I...

ActionTec MyWirelessTV HDMI Adaptors Include Cavium’s PureVu 1

ActionTec MyWirelessTV HDMI Adaptors Include Cavium’s PureVu

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSYou might not know about ActionTec, but you may have their products in your home. They are the leading provider of routers and switches to 3rd party companies. Now they are coming to the consumers with a great product that gives you 1080p wirelessly within 150 feet. ActionTec announced a new line of HDMI products using the Cavium PureVu processor that allow you to push video across a wireless signal. Not only video, but full 1080p video. This can push even a 3D signal across the air to your TV with HDCP 2.0 Encryption. No wires to bury in walls, still have a great picture. Now you won’t need to have a Set Top Box or Blu-Ray player next to a TV. ActionTec HDMI Adaptor will be available soon for $200. You will get one transmitter and one receiver. Interview by Tom...

Moneual: Robotic Air Purifier, Moves Room to Room 0

Moneual: Robotic Air Purifier, Moves Room to Room

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMoneual makes PC cases – Moneual Home Theater PC cases to be exact. However, they were at CES with a new product. A Robotic air purifier that can move room – to – room. They actually had 6 items that all won innovation awards this year at CES. The air purifier – called Rydis H1004 Silvercare – can move room to room to purify. It will enter the room and work until pure, then move to another room. It is also a monitoring system for the elderly. The tablet on top and internet connection could also allow you to Skype someone while it’s purifying the air. A true multifunction device. So it’s like a robotic pet that can purify the air. Interview by Carissa O’Brien Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy....

ASP: Anti Sleep Pilot Keeps Drivers Focused on Road 0

ASP: Anti Sleep Pilot Keeps Drivers Focused on Road

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe’ve all done it. Tried to get home, but our eyes just cannot focus on the road. Need sleep, but also need to get to your bed to do so. If we only had a coach to help us get home safe. That is what ASP is all about. It is the Anti Sleep Pilot that tells you if you are too drowsy to drive. Interestingly enough – There are ways to counter and get you home in one piece. Todd talks with Jesper about this interesting product. You start by taking a simple 2 minute survey. As you drive, this item helps you calculate your drowsiness. Throughout the drive, it will make a sound where you have to touch the device. By doing this, it can determine if you need a break and even refocus you on the road. ASP will...

Wilson Electronics Amplify 4G LTE, WiMAX, AWS with in-Home, Mobile Booster 0

Wilson Electronics Amplify 4G LTE, WiMAX, AWS with in-Home, Mobile Booster

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs a smartphone user, I know that there are great spots to get phone signal and poor spots. Add in the brand new 4G standards (LTE, WiMAX and AWS bands) – You might get frustrated with your signal. Wilson Electronics has a range of in-home and soon mobile boosters that will help you amplify your signal. The mobile boosters will be out later in the year, but if you live in an area that is farther from a 4G signal, this device will help boost. The boosters will allow multiple phones and data cards to be used simultaneously. They also support CDMA, TDMA, GSM, AMPS and 1x and 3x data protocols HSDPA, EVDO and EDGE. Since the booster is installed in your house, there is no need to connect straight to your device. The booster also includes a gain, so you can...

HP Data Vault x510’s Little Brother x310 Home Servers Side by Side Review 2

HP Data Vault x510’s Little Brother x310 Home Servers Side by Side Review

Jeffrey Powers Talks about the Data Vault x310 and compares to the Data Vault x510