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Taser C2 Personal Protection Device

Posted by tomwiles at 2:41 PM on February 9, 2011

Carissa O’Brien interviews Doug from Taser and demonstrates the use of the Taser C2. We tried talking Carissa into getting tazzed but she was not up for it this year.

The Taser C2 packages start at $379 and up.

Interview by Carissa O’Brien of Geek News Central.

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GE Southwest Skystream 600 Wind Turbine

Posted by tomwiles at 10:14 PM on February 8, 2011

Andy Cruise from GE Southwest Windpower discusses the GE Southwest Skystream 600 Wind Turbine. It is designed for consumers who have at least an extra half acre of land and of course, wind !!!

Interview by Scott Elliot of Geek News Central.

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Recom Technologies Programmable LCD Video Name Tags

Posted by tomwiles at 9:36 PM on February 8, 2011

Sean and Lynn from Recom Technologies demonstrate the programmable LCD video name tags. The name tags use OLED screens and have two gigabytes of internal memory that can be accessed via USB. The video name tag sells for $198 and can be purchased from their website.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDR News and Esbjorn Larsen of MrNetCast.com.

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Altorr Automated Door Opener

Posted by tomwiles at 3:07 PM on February 8, 2011

Bradford Clough discusses the Altorr Automated Door Opener along with a number of other products that incorporates voice control to assist those with heavy physical challenges such as quadriplegics.

Altorr makes a variety of devices that can enable those with extreme physical challenges to live a more independent lifestyle. Their products include a device that can interface with infrared remote controlled devices along with Zigby home networked devices for an extensive array of voice commands, such as turning lights and fans on and off, setting temperatures, controlling televisions, etc.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDR News and Esbjorn Larsen of MrNetCast.com.

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USB 3.0 On It’s Way

Posted by tomwiles at 2:58 PM on February 8, 2011

Jeff Ravencraft from the USB Implementers Forum discusses the deployment of USB hardware interface standards, including USB 3.0 as well as wireless USB. So-called “Superspeed” USB, or USB 3.0, can operate up to 10 times faster than current USB 2.0 connections. USB 3.0 ports can supply up to twice as much power as USB 2.0 ports, which is important for charging many of today’s portable devices more quickly.

Mr. Ravencraft also discusses the certification process that USB devices and device manufacturers must go through in order to be able to legally display the respective official USB logos.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDR News and Esbjorn Larsen of MrNetCast.com.

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Smyle Social Collaboration App

Posted by tomwiles at 9:34 AM on February 8, 2011

James Sim and Ilya Braude discuss the debut of a new social collaboration app for Android and the web called Smyle, enabling users to form collaborative groups. Features include chat, location sharing, white boarding and image exchange.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central and Tom Newman of The Fogview Podcast.

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TPN.TV CES 2011 Booth Tour

Posted by tomwiles at 9:27 AM on February 8, 2011

Esby Larsen and Andy McCaskey show the Tech Podcast Network interview booth at CES 2011 showing and talking about the video and computer equipment including the TriCaster HD.

Interview by Esbjorn Larsen of MrNetCast.com and Andy McCaskey of RV News Network.

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Dish Network TV Everywhere

Posted by tomwiles at 9:02 AM on February 8, 2011

Francie Bauer from Dish Network describes Dish Network devices that are enabled via Sling technology to allow consumers to watch their programming content from anywhere in the world via the Internet on computers and other mobile devices.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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Google Mobile App For iOS

Posted by tomwiles at 11:52 PM on February 5, 2011

There’s a free Google Mobile App that I found in the iPod/iPhone app store that I decided to give a try.

On loading it for the first time, I immediately noticed the “Voice Search” button I’m used to on my Android smartphone. In Android, the “Voice Search” is incredibly useful. Google’s voice recognition works by making a short recording of a verbal search query and then immediately sending the data to Google’s voice recognition servers, which do an amazing job with voice to text. The recognized text is immediately sent back to your device, and the device responds appropriately.

The Google Mobile App also includes quick access to many other Google services, such as Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Talk, Reader, etc. The app includes a number of other settings such as privacy, the ability to do push email notifications, setting the level of safe search or turning safe search off completely, etc.

Google’s voice recognition is astoundingly good. It’s worth loading the Google Mobile App on an iPod, iPhone or iPad just for the purpose of wowing others with it.

Fanny Wang Fashionable Headphones

Posted by tomwiles at 10:27 AM on February 4, 2011

Debbie Park and Mariel Mendosa from the Fanny Wang Headphone Company present fashionable headphones designed to appeal to young female consumers.

Interview by Esbjorn Larsen of MrNetCast.com and Andy McCaskey of RV News Network.

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