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Sphero Robotic Ball

Sphero is a ball that is controlled via the iPad app. Use a joystick on the tablet and Sphero moves around. The Sphero company made an open source application that anyone can attach to the API. Sphero will be available for under $100 by end of 2011 Interview by Scott Elliot TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:11 — 63.5MB)

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Frequency Androiter Merges Medical, Android Together

Thermometers, Blood pressure cuffs and more. All connected to your Android system. That is what Frequency Androiter is. The idea of Androiter is to take your vitals and report via the mobile or another computer. Your doctor can then monitor and prescribe properly. This is a new system – they are looking for companies to manufacture for. Interview by Carissa O’Brien Interview by Scott Elliot TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring Podcast: Play in new window | Download...

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GE Healthcare Reader, Capture Station, Quietcare Helps Patient from Home

Scott from GE Care Innovations demonstrates multiple devices in the GE Healthcare area. A Healthcare reader, the Capture Station and the Quietcare. These are all technologies that can help with In-Home management for those who need it. The Capture Station has a text-to-speech reader.  This is for those who are vision impaired to be able and read a document. The process time is about 15 seconds. GE Quietcare is for medical staff to monitor and alert when someone is not doing their normal pattern. That way they don’t need to have a visit on a daily basis and the person can feel a...

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GE Southwest Windpower Skystream: Put a Wind Turbine in Back Yard

You may think it’s silly, but most back yards could have a Wind Turbine installed. Of course, you have to watch out for power and cable lines, nonetheless, you might be able to not only save on yearly power costs, but also make a little $$ as well. That is Where GE comes in with the GE Southwest Skystream 600. It is a wind turbine that needs a half acre of land. With tax credits, the Skystream 600 could start paying for itself in only a couple years. Best part, your household will start to be more green. Interview by...

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Zeo Teaches How to Sleep

Studying sleep patterns can be a key to learning how to sleep better. That is what Zeo is all about. Last year (then called MyZeo) we interviewed them and found out about the system. This year they are back with a stronger direction. Zeo is a personal sleep coach. The best way to do it is find out how you sleep. While you sleep, a headband tracks your brainwaves. Zeo will then record and report that to get a score. REM is the best type of sleep. Therefore, learning how you sleep is how you work towards better sleep. This...

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MiSee TX Projects Computer, Keyboard from a Small Box

CTX Virtual Technologies was at CES showing off the MiSee TX – a computer the size of a 2×4 inch box. However, this cube was really all you needed if you wanted to do some computing, for it had a built in monitor and keyboard. The MiSee TX starts by projecting the screen via Pico Projector. A full 1080i at 1280×800 with a throw to make a 60 inch viewable screen. Therefore, you can use this box to watch a movie without issue. The keyboard – mouse of the MiSee TX is replicated by it’s own projector. A red laser...

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Nanda Home: Clocky Alarm Clock Runs Around so you Wake Up

If you have a hard time getting up in the morning, then check out Clocky – a product from Nanda. This is a clock that will literally run away from you. The Follow-up to Clocky is Tocky, another clock that will run away from you. However, this one will also let you upload your voice or MP3s to play when the alarm goes off. Clocky retails for $39 Interview by Scott Elliot TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring Podcast: Play...

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Ecovacs Robotic Window Cleaner Scale Glass to Clean

If you own a building – especially one that has multiple floors – it can get hard and dangerous to clean windows. But not anymore as Ecovacs are here. Ecovacs is a Chinese company that produces cleaning products for multiple use. Now one that cleans the windows. Winbot is an interesting cleaner. It works on the same magnetic connection as some name badges you see have. The two halves separate, then adjoin back together on a window pane. One moves around and both of them clean the window in a pattern that will not leave streaks. You would have to be...

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Yale Locks show InTouch Locks that speaks Z-wave

Peter Williams joined Todd at the TPN Live CES coverage. Peter is from Yale Locks. It’s their first year at CES and they are showing Smart locks. Running off 4- AA batteries, the touchscreen is incorporated to open deadbolts. Not only will it unlock the door, you will get notification as to when and what is unlocked. Each person can have their own code. With integration of Z-Wave, you can get these locks integrated into a security system. Being Z-Wave compliant means you can get a better hold on who is coming and going. Also, if something is not right,...

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Archerfish Solo Outdoor/Indoor Smart Video Surveillance

Debbie Shuey from Archerfish Solo joined Andy on the TPN Live CES coverage. Archerfish is a video surveillance system that can learn. You program it to watch for certain events, maybe when the car pulls in at 5 PM on Monday-Friday to understand someone is coming home from work. Once it realizes there is a problem, the camera really goes into work. Archerfish Solo then sends events to phones, email or whatever you want. However, if the neighborhood dog walks through the yard by accident, or if a branch falls down, solo can learn to ignore those. The video is stored...

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Gracenote on Tagging in a Multiscreen environment

Steven White from Gracenote joins Todd at the TPN Live CES coverage. They do media recognition and playlisting of music. They were the originators of the CDDB database. They power your desktops, TV’s, in car stereos, computers, laptops and more. Todd sits down and talks about Multiscreen – Homes, computers and autos. The primary screen and the child screens like a mobile device to get information. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor...

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ARIN Says We’ll Run out of IPv4 Addresses This Year

Richard Jimmerson joined Todd on the TPN Live CES coverage. He is from American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). It’s about IPV4 space. We are going to run out of numbers in 2011. ARIN will only be there to let big companies know that there is no more space. This affects new Internet subscribers. You IPV4 might be shared with up to 20 other households. Not a big deal if you are only checking email. If you VPN into work (for example) that could get affected. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors:...