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TGP #146 360 Electrical Power Curve Surge Protector

Posted by Gadget at 9:13 PM on February 27, 2014

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  • 360 degree rotating outlets for flexibility with giant plugs – just fully insert the plug and turn to fit
  • Two USB outlets to charge smartphones, iPods, iPads, tablets, etc. with 5V and 10W total output
  • Advanced surge protection of 306 Joules and a maximum spike current of 36000A
  • Green grounded light lets you know if the outlet you’re using is grounded, blue light indicates that your device is properly protected
  • Easy fold plug lays flat for travel convenience and no bulk in a backpack, briefcase or carry-on

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Robot Underpants: 02.26.14 (142)

Posted by Langley at 1:11 AM on February 27, 2014

Mat “Langley” Luschek is back from Ohio, joined by Eric Rice with less sickness, and “Starman” Michael Gaines with a bunch of new planets! This week’s discussion covers Harold Ramis, the future of Ghostbusters 3, More Spider-man, Heroes reborn, “Stripped” with Bill Watterson, Godzilla, Steve Jobs movie remake, and a woman who got beat up because of Google Glass.

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Brinno – Looking through the Peephole

Posted by Andrew at 1:16 PM on February 25, 2014

Brinno LogoDon looks through the peephole with Chris Adams from Brinno at their latest home security cameras. Brinno are known for their time-lapse and motion detecting digital cameras and this is the latest addition to their PeepHole Viewer range.

The PeepHole Viewer digital camera is designed to fit over standard door peepholes to record activity on the outside of the door, either as short videos or else as still photos on a micro SD card. Connecting the camera to the peephole is very straightforward and a new peephole is included with the camera just in case the existing peephole is damaged or dirty. Footage can be reviewed on the camera itself or else transferred to a laptop or PC using the memory card to look at visitors in more detail.

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Beam introduces video chat robot

Posted by Alan at 1:10 PM on February 25, 2014

beamVideo chat has become common in today’s world, especially in the workplace. Robotics, though, still has a tendency to sound a bit futuristic. Beam, however, has found a way to combine the two, with a robot that sports a video display, allowing for both face-to-face chat and mobility.

All of this functionality is controlled by the person seen on the screen, who controls the robot from a desktop or laptop computer. This is done by an app the company provides to the buyer for installation on any computer. The Beam, which comes from Suitable Technologies, is available right now. It’s geared towards corporate use, as the price comes in at $16,000, but that includes setup and support.

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YurBuds introduces Inspire Limited Edition Wireless earbuds

Posted by Alan at 1:08 PM on February 25, 2014

yurbudsEarbuds have become commonplace in today’s world — we have grown accustomed to seeing people on the street and on public transit using them. But they can also be a major nuisance. How many times have you moved only to have them ripped out of your ears by the ridiculously long cords which tend to catch on everything?

Wireless is the obvious answer and YurBuds recently showed off its latest model. These are actually meant for exercise, but they will work just fine in your home as well. The design is such that the earbuds stay in, regardless of activity — even a gymnast could use them, the company claims. YurBuds also claims the Bluetooth connectivity is good to up to 100 feet, and that water and sweat repulsion is no problem. Retail is $169.95 and they device is available now.

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GNC-2014-02-24 #929 On the Road!

Posted by geeknews at 8:11 PM on February 24, 2014

Brought my boots to DC to avoid all the BS that is flows here ;). No honestly had to hit the ground running today after spending 2 hours on the beltway in a traffic jam. Hold on to your hat as this show moves along quickly.

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Fitbit Recalls Fitbit Force After Allergic Reactions

Posted by JenThorpe at 8:56 PM on February 23, 2014

Fitbit logoThose of you who are currently using the Fitbit Force need to be aware of a voluntary recall on it. Fitbit chose to recall the product after learning that some people are having allergic reactions to it. More specifically, some people are experiencing allergic contact dermatitis after using Fitbit Force.

Only 1.7% have reported any type allergic reaction. Even so, Fitbit has issued an apology to anyone who has been affected. As a person who has severe allergies (including some that result in allergic contact dermatitis) I applaud Fitbit’s willingness to empathize with people who had an allergic reaction to one of their products.

I do not currently use any of Fitbit’s products. If, later on, I decide I want a wearable activity tracker, I will consider Fitbit over other companies who sell similar devices. Personally, it feels like the products from Fitbit could be more “allergy-friendly” than the products from competitors.

How did the allergic reactions occur? Fitbit hired independent medical experts to investigate. It appears that the allergic contact dermatitis that some people are experiencing is a reaction to either the nickel present in the surgical grade stainless steel that is used in the Fitbit Force. Or, it could be a reaction to the materials used in the strap or the adhesives used to put the product together.

So, Fitbit offered an apology and did a voluntary recall of Fitbit Force. They also took things two steps further. Not only have they stopped selling Fitbit Force, but they also are offering a refund directly to customers for the full retail price of their Fitbit Force. I think Fitbit made excellent decisions after learning that some customers were experiencing skin irritation from Fitbit Force.

New Media Show #37 with Mark Ramsey

Posted by geeknews at 9:34 PM on February 22, 2014

In this episode we talk with Mark Ramsey from MarkRamseyMedia.com on the future of radio and the interaction of podcasting and where do we go from here. This one gets pretty deep folks get you pen and paper ready.

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GNC-2014-02-20 #928 Time Warner Buckles!

Posted by geeknews at 1:12 AM on February 21, 2014

Headed to the DC area, info on that in the show hoping to take some warm weather with me. There is a great stack of news tonight so I pack it all in.

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TGP #145 SNAP-on LED Worklight/Luminus 23W Dimmable LED Retrofit Kit

Posted by Gadget at 7:52 PM on February 20, 2014

Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #145 hosted by Don Baine, produced by Mike Baine.

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SNAP-ON LED Worklight -LED Worklight – is well built.
1600 Lumens, Aluminum face frame, 6′ power cord
Only uses 30 Watts, Cool to the touch, Integrated LED bulb never needs replacing, Ergonomic padded carry handle,
Adjustable angle knobs, Sealed on/off switch, For Indoor/Outdoor DRY locations, 120 Volt, 6500 Kelvin

Luminus LED Dimmable Retrofit Light Kit, 120 V. 3000K Bright white.
Easily installed, Trim included, Mercury-free, 90-degree beam angle Flood lamp.

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