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Each week, Rick joins his buddy Sully to talk tech on the Limpert Tech "SullyCast on Radio 105.7, formerly TalkRadio 640 WGST

Saturday
Oct142017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Halloween Tech

Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy and costumes this Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the survey’s 11-year history.

U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average of $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34, with more than 171 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities this year.

Rick and Sully scare up the latest Halloween Tech:

 

1.  AtmosFX - Projector and scenes to decorate your house

www.atmosfx.com

A couple years ago, I was excited to feature the AtmosFX projector and Halloween scenes on my Halloween tech TV and Radio segments. (FOX, CBS  and more) The response was overwhelming. When people see the possibilities, they are immediately drawn to what AtmosFX offers. Imagine, no more streamers, plastic pumpkins and tacky fake scarecrows.

Now I'm just as excited to feature what is new and improved for 2017.
Digital Decorating Kit has been updated for 2017, significantly improving an already simple and cost-effective way to digitally decorate. As the highest-quality standard-definition (SD) projector kit on the market, it packs everything you need to create stunningly original displays for Halloween, Christmas, and celebrations year round. It's easier to use, you get better definition and there are new scenes....
Halloween Scenes:

    Rise of the Wraiths, from Phantasms
    Face of Death, from Phantasms
    Dancing Dead, from Bone Chillers
    Gathering Ghouls, from Ghostly Apparitions
    Beckoning Beauty, from Ghostly Apparitions
    Zombie Swarm, from Zombie Invasion!
    Stalking Startlers, from Night Stalkers
    Howl at the Moon, from Tricks and Treats
    He's Alive, from Tricks and Treats
    Vampire's Snack, from Shades of Evil
    Evil Twins 1, from Macabre Manor
    Beyond the Grave, from Macabre Manor
AtmosFX Window Projection Material is made from a woven fabric that provides excellent contrast and light diffusion. It’s easy to set up, store and reuse.
 



2. Pyro Pets

A candle that when the wax melts, a spooky skeleton appears...  about $30

A sinister silhouette starts to emerge. Just a hint. A flickering shadow looming beneath the surface. Then, as the wax begins to melt, a menacing flame-scorched creature rears its demonic head, with sharpened teeth and fire blazing in its eyes.

Slowly but surely the cute geometric kitten exterior is eroded away and all that remains is a haunting metallic skeleton stood ominously in a pool of wax. So why not sit this malevolent moggie up on your mantelpiece and bring a little evil ambiance into your home.
 


3. CHAUVET DJ JAM Pack Emerald LED Strobe Light & Fog Machine Set w/IRC-6 Remote Control

$100 on Amazon

-Your very own strobe and fog machine...
    Package includes a fog machine, a UV wash/strobe combo light, power cord, external power supply adapter, IRC-6 Remote and mounting hardware
    Ready to use right out of the box; just add music
    Compact fog machine emits thick bursts of water-based fog to enhance any party
    Easy wireless control of the UV strobe with the included IRC-6 remote
    Trigger Auto and Sound modes from the IRC-6 remote
 


4.  Heelight


Have some fun, with this sound controlled light

Heelight, a breakthrough in the bulb industry. Heelight is the world’s most intelligent bulb that can hear the environment through a digital sound control. It disposes 30 different modes like Rhythm Mode and Candle Mode. It got 16 million RGB colors that can be used and adjusted according to your preferences. It's easy to use. Just by scanning the QR code you can operate on it remotely without Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or Zigbee like traditional smarts bulbs.

Here is the link of Heelight’s partial fantastic modes on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSXxBD7XPn0&feature=youtu.be
 


5. Pressue Sensitive 'Screaming Doormat'

$12.95

Battery Operated.  Just place under your doormat
 Makes scary sounds when stepped on.
Just place it under your doormat!
Includes 2 "AA" batteries
Overall size 10 in x 14 in.

 

6.  BroBasket

www.thebrobasket.com

Looking for a "manly" gift to bring to that Halloween Party?
The BroBasket
What man would turn down a basket of whiskey samplers, cigars, chocolate… or beer? The founders of TheBroBasket know what men want to unwrap—that’s why their variety of bro-friendly baskets like Viva Tequila, A Bite of Bourbon, and the boozeless The Mini Junk Foodie are destined to paste a grin on any bro’s face.
 

Saturday
Oct072017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Las Vegas and Sleep Tech

***We've all been thinking about the city of Las Vegas this week, but Rick happened to be there the last few days working on some sports tech and travel stories.

What was the vibe?

 

We are also talking sleep this week and for many Las Vegas and sleep don't mix, but Rick ties them together this week in this segment..

New sleep technology:



1.  BedJet

The world’s first rapid cooling, warming and climate control system made just for your bed. BedJet helps you sleep cooler, dryer and better, and solves the age-old problem of couples disagreeing on comfortable sleep temperature. The BedJet is a solution for:
Naturally hot sleepers or anyone who needs relief from night sweats or hot flashes

Partners who have different sleep temperature preferences - the BedJet Dual Zone configuration creates two independent zones for cooling/heating on either side of the bed

Athletes who need deeper, better sleep for recovery after intensive training

Powered ventilation cooling instantly wicks body heat and moisture out of the bed for awesome cooling relief, great solution for hot sleepers, hot-flashes. Special night sweat management mode is proven to remove body moisture from the bed to keep you dry and comfortable.
Heating mode gives an enveloping dry sauna like warmth in just seconds, great therapy for cold feet and cold legs, safer alternative to electric blankets and warms bed 15x faster with air

See more here:
https://goo.gl/yoYtsM
 
 

2. Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc.: Sound+Sleep Suite

http://www.asticorp.com/

Sleep therapy sound machines automatically adjust to the environment’s ambient noise to ensure restful sleep

   Uses naturally recorded sounds that constantly evolve and never loop - a feature unique to the industry
    Patented Adaptive Sound® technology responds to the environment and automatically raises the volume to mask unwanted and disruptive ambient noise
    Sleep timer can be set for gentle turn off in 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes, or left on all night
    Upward-facing speaker for full-room sound
    Line-out for listening to sounds with your own headphones or other speaker systems
    Line-in for connecting devices to play audio through the speakers
    Special Edition (SE) / $149.95
        64 distinct sound profiles scientifically engineered to promote deeper sleep, relaxation and renewal
        Features 2 USB ports for charging devices
        Available in white-silver
    Sound+Sleep / $99.95
        30 distinct sound profiles scientifically engineered to promote deeper sleep and relaxation
        Available in black and white-silver
    Sound+Sleep MINI / $79.95
        48 distinct sound profiles scientifically engineered to promote deeper sleep and relaxation
        Powered by AC, USB or batteries for easy travel use
        Features 2 USB ports for charging devices
        Available in black and white-silver
 

3.  Dreampad Smart Pillow

Music being played right out of your pillow.
Can’t sleep? You’re not alone! While we all know how crucial a lack of shuteye can be, it’s definitely easier said than done. Luckily, Dreampad – the clinically proven, technology-based smart pillow – is here to help you combat sleep problems big and small! Designed to reduce stress and improve your sleep, this therapeutic pillow will make sure you hit the hay feeling well rested and ready to take on the next morning.

More than just a pillow, each unique Dreampad serves as a cue for your body to relax, converting specially-treated music into serene vibrations only you can hear. Helping to regulate anxiety and stress, this healthy headrest brings you down to a tranquil state of rest and relaxation!
Discover the different features of Dreampad:

    Eight different soundscape options, or you can program your own music
    Dreampad FREE music app includes timer, alarm, and range of settings for listening
    Dreampad’s Intrasound Technology™ helps body and mind relax
    Supported by peer-reviewed research
    Safely demonstrated by 4+ years in hundreds of clinics, including pediatric hospitals of Duke, Stanford, and Harvard
    30-day money back guarantee
    Prices ranging from $149-$179
    Available in Bluetooth, iOS/Android, or MP3 Player
 

4.  Snow Cooling Pillow with Shredded Memory Foam Fill ($89.99)

From Protect-A-Bed
https://www.protectabed.com

Premium support and temperature regulation, for unsurpassed nighttime comfort
 

5. Allergen-Free, Dust Mite & Waterproof 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress ($399.99)
Again, from Protect-A-Bed
https://www.protectabed.com

The ultimate in support and comfort, plus dependable protection from spills, allergens, bed bugs and dust mites
 

6.  Rick is looking forward to trying the new... The Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow
www.mediflow.com

Starts at $35.99
The Floating Comfort Pillow is the only pillow clinically proven to improve the quality of sleep. This high-tech gift is sure to bring home the gold every night of the year.
The Floating Comfort Pillow features an exclusive waterbase technology that provides responsive support by adapting to the shape of your head and neck as you move during sleep. No matter which way you lay, your head and neck remain in proper alignment, creating a totally different kind of sleeping experience.
Here’s why The Floating Comfort Pillow is a must-give holiday gift for athletes:
> It’s the only pillow clinically proven to improve the quality of sleep, as noted by a peer-reviewed study conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
> Benefits include deeper sleep (no more waking up to fluff your pillow!) and a reduction in neck pain
> It’s customizable. Choose your preferred filling (fiber, foam and feather) and level of comfort – just fill the pillow with tap water until you reach your desired amount of firmness
> Ranked #1 selling pillow in six countries (USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France and China)
> Over 5 million sold – reaching #1 on global e-commerce platforms including Amazon, Shopify, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Alibaba with consistent 4+ Star reviews
> Reached #1 Bestseller in Amazon Home & Kitchen during July 2017 among 24,163,959 items
We are supposed to spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping
 

Have a great night sleep!

Saturday
Sep302017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Michigan and New Car Gadgets

***Rick was in Northern Michigan this week. The leaves may be starting to change a little, but with temps in the 80s, the weather was perfect for anything outdoors.. golf, fishing relaxing...


 And..

It doesn't matter if your car is old like Sully's or a gas saving maching like Rck's there are always new gadgets hitting the market for your cars.

Here is some of the latest Rick has been trying...

Have a listen:



1.  ZUS Smart Tire Safety Monitor

www.nonda.co

About $100
The nonda ZUS Smart Tire Safety Monitor is actually a series of devices that work in tandem with a powerful app.
Note: 4 in 10 drivers believe they can determine if a tire is under inflated just by looking. In fact, tires can be 50% under inflated and not appear flat.

A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reinforces that advice by determining that vehicles driving on tires underinflated by more than 25 percent are three times more likely to be involved in a crash related to tire problems than vehicles with proper inflation.

Just charge, use Bluetooth and launch the app, install (screw in) the sensors until they are tight on to the valve of your tires.Caps are labeled for the correct tire and you are ready to go and check your tires.
 

2. ZUS Smart Car Charger

https://www.nonda.co/products/zus-smart-car-charger

Another ZUS product, this one is $34.99
- Car battery monitor
- 2X faster charge
- Automatic car finder
 

3.  Brush Hero

www.brushhero.com

The revolutionary detailing tool that harnesses the power of an ordinary garden hose to clean cars, motorcycles and bikes to perfection. Only $34.99

Sure, there are dozens of other cleaning gadgets on the market. But they simply don’t get the job done right. Before Brush Hero, it was difficult to find a tool that had enough power to remove dirt and grime without the damaging delicate surfaces of cars, motorcycles and bikes.

Brush Hero uses water pressure alone to power its turbine and bust the grime in only seconds. It spins with an impressive amount of torque! An awesome gift for the car, motorcycle, or bike enthusiast in your life, it also comes with an array of custom cleaning accessories to tackle every job you can imagine. Men love using Brush Hero to get their BBQs, golf clubs, and even their lawn mowers looking as good as new again. No matter the cleaning project, this tool is the ultimate weapon for men ready to win the war on muck.

 
 
4. Grand Trunk Products

www.grandtrunk.com

Adventure products you can keep in the trunk of your car.
Have an adventurous gentleman on your gift list? Grand Trunk products help make plane, train and automobile portions of the trip more enjoyable! Once your Jacques Cousteau arrives at his destination, he can sleep under the stars in a Grand Trunk hammock! From pillows to tents, gift the gift of traveling in comfort with Grand Trunk’s travel treasures. A variety of products such as their Hooded Travel Pillow and Compression Pack, will ensure your world traveler is able to feel the privacy and comfort he deserves!

 
 

5. BMW to integrate Parkmobile app into cars

Parkmobile, the leading provider of mobile parking and transit solutions in North America, today announced at the 2017 International Parking Institute Annual Conference the availability of its full platform capabilities as an integrated OEM offering in all new BMW vehicles.  Parkmobile currently enables consumers to find, reserve and pay for parking through a single app in over 2,000 locations and 250 cities across the US and Canada. With this launch, in addition to reserving parking directly through the car navigation system or companion ParkNow app, BMW drivers can also initiate and pay for on-street and off-street parking across the Parkmobile Network.  

Leveraging the car navigation system and GPS, when parking on-street or in other Parkmobile enabled locations, BMW cars will prompt drivers to begin a parking session through the dashboard screen seamlessly and without the need to either pay a meter or initiate a session via mobile app.  Similar to the Parkmobile App, the vehicle will prepopulate the zone based on GPS coordinates, enabling 1-touch parking.  The offering supports the capability to preselect the amount of time a driver wants to purchase, with the ability to manage and extend sessions remotely through the companion ParkNow app or Parkmobile app while away from their vehicle.   In addition, where parking rules allow, the platform supports start-stop parking sessions whereby the parking session terminates automatically when the driver returns to the automobile and commences driving.  

Parkmobile’s launch of this innovative new service in BMW cars follows the successful launch last year of in-dash reservations into the BMW 5 Series line.  “We are extremely proud to partner with BMW to deliver this tremendous innovation in the automotive and parking industries alike.” said Jon Ziglar, Parkmobile’s CEO.


Saturday
Sep162017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - PGA Tour Championship and More

Are you ready for some professional golf?

The 30 best golfers come to Atlanta this coming week for the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake. Sept 21-24, but it's an entire week of action.

Be a part of golf's biggest finish and celebrate the TOUR Championship's return to our city!

Tech wise- some of what is going on PGA Tour Championship Week and a favorite gadget of Rick's

Have a listen:

 

1.  Tickets -  Military, Veteran Tickets and Youth

The Birdies for the Brave Patriots' Outpost presented by United Rentals is a private hospitality venue open to military members and their families. The Outpost is located on the 9th green at East Lake Golf Club and will be open Thursday-Sunday from 9 a.m. until the end of play each day with complimentary food and beverage. Military ID is required for entry.

Under 18 admitted free eac hday with an adult
Go to this link to claim tickets... https://birdiesforthebrave2.sheerid.com/tourchampionship-2017/


2. Download the PGA TOUR App

Experience the PGA TOUR like never before on your mobile device with the official PGA TOUR App! Redesigned from the ground up with great new features and functionality, enjoy an enhanced spectator experience while on-site at the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club.
Easy to access leaderboard drawer provides full standings, tee times, and the latest FedExCup rankings
- Push notifications allow you to follow the action even when the app is closed
- All the latest news, videos, and social content from PGATOUR.com
 

3. Fax Experience  highlights

- Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones and the history of golf exhibit. Fans will enter through a new Welcome Pavillion centered around Jones and the history of East Lake.
 


4. Sign Up to get online updates of all the action...


https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/tour-championship/tickets.html#SignUp


 
5. Jordan Spieth Bobblehead Giveaway  Each Day Wed - Sun
FREE

The first 2,000 fans attending the TOUR Championship will receive a complimentary Jordan Spieth Coca-Cola bobblehead each day beginning with Wednesday’s practice round and ending on Sunday’s final round of competition. This is the only time these exclusive bobbleheads will be available.


 

6. FREE Skin Cancer Screening at the Tour Championship

Get a FREE skin cancer screening in the SO Cool Zone Fri. 12-4 & Sat. 10-2, thanks to MD Anderson
 MD Anderson  - @MDAndersonNews on Twitter

The official account of MD Anderson Cancer Center, a leader in cancer care, cancer research and the fight to #endcancer.

One of Rick's favorite new golf gadgets



7.  The Impact Improver
www.fightinggolf.com

A simple practice aid that you need now! Get immediate feedback on where your ball hits the club face. Practice indoors or out. Attach the Strike Shield and start swinging your irons and wedges. The provided ball will actually stick to the face of your club. Extra balls included and the cost is $39.99. Developed by former LPGA player and top-50 women's instructor, Tiffany Faucette.
 

And Sully steps up with a pick of his own, as a history buff..

Meadow Nook.

Lt. Col. Robert Augustus Alston, whose home, known as Meadow Nook, still stands across from the East Lake Golf Course. This antebellum home was built in 1856 for his South Carolina bride, and was occupied during the American Civil War. It is the second-oldest home in the city of Atlanta and was not burned by Union General William T. Sherman and his troops.

Saturday
Sep092017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Hurricanes and High Tech Food

How healthy do you eat?

Rick steps up to the plate this week, with some healthy food and some app tips for following and preparing for the hurricane season...

Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma.  It looks like a busy hurricane season

Rick has two apps here to make sure you are ready.... have a listen:



1. Hurricane by American Red Cross
 
This award-winning, free iOS and Android app not only tracks and forecasts the hurricanes, it also explains how to make and execute an emergency plan and how to use social media, text, or email to tell others you’re safe during and after a storm.



2. NOAA SuperRes Radar US by Shuksan Software

This iOS app is aimed at weather enthusiasts and boasts high resolution graphics four times more detailed than other apps as well as full text warnings from the National Weather Service.
Multiple map styles and different view options make this app a good one for serious trackers.
This third-party app is not an official platform of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the National Weather Service.
As with any app that relies on mapping software, these hurricane trackers should be used sparingly as maps can drain battery power quickly, which could be catastrophic in an emergency situation. Turn off when not in use.
In addition to SuperRes Level 2 radar, NOAA RadarUS+ offers access to 3 km hourly forecast radar and the following features:
- 3 and 6 day precipitation and pressure forecasts from NOAA weather models
- Temperature overlay
- Snow/mixed precipitation display (only on 1km base reflectivity radar layer)
- 7 day forecasts and current conditions -- just press and hold for a second on the radar map.
- Severe weather (flash flood, tornado, and severe thunderstorm) warnings. Tap on a warning box to display the full warning message from the National Weather Service. Note: these are *not* push alerts. The app must be open to view the warnings.
- Cloud cover and satellite imagery for the continental United States
- Advanced radar layers (echo tops, composite reflectivity, and storm total precipitation).
- Play, pause, and step animations
- Fast zoom in and zoom out
- Choice of radar palettes
 

Food you might want to have on hand for an event like a Hurricane....

1. EnergyBits

www.energybits.com

Throw away your energy drinks, gels, bars and supplements. ENERGYbits® are a more effective, nutritionally dense source of mental and physical energy that is all natural and causes no stomach distress. This plant-based fuel will supercharge your workouts, runs and athletic performance! ENERGY bits® increases endurance, mental alertness and energy are just a few of the many benefits you can expect when taking ENERGYbits® before work, work outs or have no time to cook. This high protein snack reduces hunger, cravings and the need for caffeine and is an eco-friendly, sustainable food crop. Feel the difference. Your brain and body will say thank you.  

 
2. Country Archer Meat Protein Bars

www.countryarcher.com

Meat based protein bars are the latest food trend and Country Archer makes brand new bars that are simply a cut above the rest. Perfect for game-time snacking. Country Archer’s Frontier bars are made to satisfy a healthy appetite. Packed with 20g of protein, these hand-crafted bars are made from grass fed beef, no hormone turkey and pork, NON-gmo, very low sugar, gluten free and soy free. Frontier bars come in three decadent flavors including Cayenne, Herb Citrus and Sweet bbq. Toss them in your bag or grab them on the go for a fresh, light and healthy snack.



3. Mio Energy Water Enhancers

www.makeitmio.com

Does not need refrigeration. See bottom for best by date. 1 squeeze (1/2 tsp) per 8 fl oz serving of water. Energy drinks you can take with you in your pocket.  Vitamins, electrolytes, etc

Make your MiO. Flip it. Unlock the flavor. Tip it. Each squeeze into water adds more flavor. Sip it. Your drink, your way. Click it twice to lock it tight
Contains 0g sugar.0% juice. 60mg caffeine/serving for energy
Each bottle makes 18 servings(8 ounce) - Available at your local supermarkets... Under $4
 

4. Instacart expands in Atlanta

www.instacart.com

Get all your favorite food delivered right to you door.  Majoe expansion in Metro Atlanta.
Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing retail delivery service whose shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that it is expanding their service area in Atlanta to serve an additional 495K households beginning August 24, 2017.  Currently, Instacart covers over 1.1 million Atlanta-area households.
The expansion area will allow residents to shop from Publix, Whole Foods Market, Costco, Petco and CVS and have their groceries and everyday essentials delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour.
Instacart is excited to now be delivering to areas including:

Atlanta, Canton, Hapeville, Free Home, Allatoona, Atco, Emerson, Buffington, Avery, Woodstock, Southern Oaks, College Park, Mountain View, Braselton, Flowery Branch, Woodlake, Woodbridge, Chestnut Mountain, Oakwood, Hoschton, Sells, Conyers, Lake Capri, Zingara, Lakeview Estates, Stone Mountain, Pine Lake, Wilshire, Snellville, Centerville, Innsbrook West, Loganville, Youth, Windsor, Walnut Grove, Willow Wind, Lithonia, Redan, Swift Creek, Smoke Rise, Rockbridge, Mountain Park, Arbor Ridge, Austell, Mableton, Lithia Springs, Douglasville, Winston, Austell, Wesley Station, Smyrna, Anneewakee, Fairplay, Woods Valley, Fouts Mill, Doublegate, Bright Star, West Lake, McWhorter, Stewart Woods, Ridgeview Heights, Westwood Heights, Pineview, Walker Place, Kellogg, Ash, Villa Rica, Palmetto, Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn, Union City, Campbellton, Slades Mill, Woodlands, Abide Awhile, West Forest, Panthersville, Snapfinger, Pointe Bleue, Willow Creek, Kings Row, Sheffield Woods, Woodstream, Hampton, Lovejoy, Jonesboro, Stockbridge, weybridge, McDonough, Whitehouse, Ola, Blacksville, Flippen, Forest Park, Morrow, Allendale Heights, Lake City, Ellenwood, Woodfield, Rex, Riverdale, Wexwood, Windhaven Plantation, Woodhaven Estates, Conley, Wishing Well Hills, Woodcrest, Fayetteville, Kenwood, Ashley Park, Westbridge, Winterthur Woods, Porters Ridge, Woolsey, Whitewater, Whipporwill Ridge, Wesley Park, Willow Bend, Irondale, Bonanza, Ansley Pointe, Newnan, East Newnan, Arnco Mills, West Newnan, Sargent, Wilsons Store, Woodsmoke, Yates, White Oak, Raymond, Peachtree City, Sharpsburg, Wood Valley Estates, Tyrone, West Road Acres, windermere Woods, Ashland Estates, Arbor West, Windy Hill Manor, Acworth, White Forest, Braswell, Dallas, Little Creek Farms, Westward Ho, Windmill Creek, Wilbanks Circle, Wood Valley, Westfork, Burnt Hickory Farms, Saddle Up Estates, Hartfield Acres, Arbor Walk, Winndale, Hartfield Estates, Hollyberry, Wildwood, Hiram, Powder Springs, Ashley Acres.