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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:22 — 149.3MB) Salvatore 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...

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:36 — 98.0MB) Sony 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...

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LG Styler: Steam Removes Wrinkles, Odors – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:05 — 69.9MB) At 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...

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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...

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ActionTec MyWirelessTV HDMI Adaptors Include Cavium’s PureVu

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:59 — 270.4MB) You 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...

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Moneual: Robotic Air Purifier, Moves Room to Room

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:51 — 134.9MB) Moneual 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...

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ASP: Anti Sleep Pilot Keeps Drivers Focused on Road

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:57 — 176.7MB) We’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...

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:49 — 137.9MB) As 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...

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HP StorageWorks x510 Data Vault Perfect for Any Home or Office

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (116.7MB) Editors Disclaimer: This StorageWorks x510 Data Vault is a review unit sent to me from HP. They asked me to test and report my findings. Although the Data Vault is a review model, my review is based on honest observations. Any questions – please refer to the review policy page for more information When I first pulled this device out of the box, I thought to myself – Wow. It’s not like my last Data Storage device. The last one was 3x the size, held 5 SCSI drives that didn’t even go...

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16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link...

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Ramblings 6-28-09 – Where’d the Week Go?

Busy Week Thanks for coming to the site. We had another great week – busy week. It was a lot of fun and really productive. Post – HPTF Of course, we went to Vegas the week before to cover the HP Technology Forum Expo. Andy McCaskey, Kara Karsten and myself were working hard with interviews, product reviews and more. This week was planning to get some of the videos out to you. So far, we’ve posted the HP POD video on Friday and have a lot more coming soon. Summer of Podcasts – Podcast Carnivale This is what really took...