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

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.



Saturday
Sep022017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Hotels.com, New Smartphone Accessories and More

Rick is in Dallas, TX this week, working the Florida vs. Michigan, AdvoCare Classic, college football game at AT&T Stadium...

All of Rick's travel arrangments this weekend were made with Hotels.com.
Air, hotel, car, and more..

Hotels.com is unleashing the power of Pepper at the game.. and of course, Captain Obvious was there too...


Meet Pepper - the Winning Experience

Pepper®, the humanoid robot from SoftBank Robotics, joined Hotels.com at AT&T Stadium for the game to surprise and delight Michigan and Florida fans. Hotels.com is harnessing the power of robotics by leveraging the new Pepper Promoter application. Pepper will bring an engaging and interactive experience to the fan zone by promoting Hotels.com® Rewards and deals, highlight the newest Hotels.com game day commercial and encourage fans to enter into a sweepstakes. At the end of the interaction, fans can pose with Pepper for a selfie and then tag their team for a fresh social experience.  

What a game and great tech from Hotels.com and Saftbank.

Also...
If you though every possible smartphone accessory has hit the market... you were wrong!
This week, Rick and Sully take a look at some new innovative accessories for your devices...




1. Windblocker

www.windblocker.com

Windblocker is a small portable cover for your smartphone’s microphone.

It let’s you have crystal clear audio outdoors. For instance during an important call or shooting a video. The new generation of Windblocker includes on that fits in your ear. They really work for under $10
 

2. mycharge AdventureUltra

www.mycharge.com

You will always have a charge with mycharge products. The AdventureUltra features a USB-C and two USB-A ports to charge awide range of devices. The powerful charger also has an AC power port for running and charging items such as laptops and even TVs for tailgating. All for just $129.99. The myCharge Adventure Ultra charger utilizes safe-cell, ensuring your safety while charging your phone.
 

3. Toast Customized Smartphone Cases
www.toastmade.com

You need a gadget cover that is 100% your own.  Trust us, we get it.  If you want to promote your business, give a unique gift, or just show off how badass you are, let your Toast do the talking.  Send us your artwork or logo and we'll hook you up.  Prepare to be flooded with compliments.  Nice one, you maverick-y maverick, you!
 

4. Lilgadgets - Headphones and earbuds with a volume limit for kids

www.lilgadgets.com

LilGadgets high-quality, high-performance headphones and earbuds delivers a bold and beautiful design that distinguish away from the typical children's product. While manufacturing a product that is kid safe, LilGadgets headphones incorporates a volume limit of 93db, a passive noise reduction, durable design and complies with the standards set by the CPSC Toy Compliant and ASTM International Standards. With their SharePort® feature, children can connect multiple headphones to one device and reinventing the "buddy system."
The Connect+ Pro are a beautifully designed, high-quality, wired children’s headphone for children aged 6 and up, featuring the integrated SharePort to make sharing a little easier between kiddos. Each pair comes with a high quality microfiber travel pouch and a four foot premium nylon braided 3.5mm audio cable with an inline microphone. The Connect+ Pro is foldable and durably constructed out of a high quality polycarbonate, reinforced with metal extenders for variable sizing, and covered with comfortable SoftTouch Fabric. Volume Limited with Adult Worthy, Quality Audio: The max volume is set at 93db with internal 40mm drivers and a range of 20Hz to 20kHz. $29.95
 

5.  Arccos Driver Tuning and 360 - for golfers
www.arccosgolf.com

Golfers will love pairing their smartphones with Arccos products.
They will make you a better golfer.
Driver Tuning is offered exclusively for COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos users with Cobra KING F7 and F7+ drivers. It considers a player’s current settings and on-course performance during a three-round window. Harnessing machine learning, the system then recommends weight and loft adjustments based on recognized patterns. This removes the guesswork, making it easy for golfers of all skill levels to maximize their distance and accuracy.
Arccos 360 -  second-generation system features 14 sensors – one for every club in your bag. It automatically records and analyzes every shot you hit, combining Live Shot Tracking, GPS 2.0 and Tour Analytics to help any player make smarter decisions to shoot lower scores.
User benefits:
    Know your exact distance to any point on the course
    Learn precisely which club to use in every situation
    Identify your actual strengths and weaknesses

System features:
    Ultralight, low-profile sensors
    Battery designed to last 5 years
    Power saving mode
    Enhanced shot-detection algorithm
 


6.  Tip ‘n Split  - not really a smartphone accessory.. but
www.tipnsplit.com

Read the menu, calculate tips, and split the check with this handy gadget. You know the drill. You’re having a tasty dinner in a dimly lit restaurant when the menu comes. Squinting and lowering your head closer and closer to the tiny print of the menu, it’s time to get some help. You may also need extra light. Appearing on QVC and The Today Show, the solution lies in Tip ‘n Split® – the innovative LED magnifying tool that not only helps you read the menu, it can calculate both tips and splits for each member of your group. Easy to use for all, keep dinner in fun mode with a gadget that takes the stress out of paying the bill – plus it keeps your smartphone away from the table! Great price at $26.95
Features:

    Magnifier
    Light
    Tip Calculator
    Bill Splitter
 

Saturday
Aug262017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - New Tailgating Tech

Go team!

Before the big game, you need to "Win the Tailgate"


Rick and Sully discuss how that is done as football season is here!
 
Have a listen:


 


1. BBQ Guru

www.bbqguru.com

The most advanced high-tech BBQ accessory to hit the market. The CyberQ Cloud is the newest must-have temperature control device that is going to give you the ultimate barbecue experience and will be your new secret weapon for cooking delicious meals every time, especially at tailgates. You can get distracted at tailgates, so CyberQ Cloud’s cutting-edge technology makes outdoor cooking easier than ever before. BBQ Guru’s high-tech control helps solve the two most common problems of cooking outdoors by automatically controlling your cooking temperature and consistently tracking your food temperatures. With built-in food ready alarms, voice control activation, and automatic oven-like control for your smoker, the CyberQ Cloud does the work for you and eliminates the guesswork of knowing when your food is done. Hook up your CyberQ Cloud to your grill, set your desired temperature, and, almost like magic, it consistently maintains your target temperature. This means you and your fellow football fans can finally say goodbye to tough, chewy, and dried out meat. Also with "Alexa" integration. Available for most grills starting around $200.
 

2. OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

www.owcdigital.com

Keep everything charged and all your devices connected at your tailgate with an amazing 13 ports, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock brings exceptional connectivity to Thunderbolt 3 laptops and computers through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, delivering unprecedented power and speed to laptops and other devices. Stay connected at your tailgate with this monster dock. Also invaluable for your home or office for $299. Remember, more ports equals more fun!


3. The Curious Creamery

www.thecuriouscreamery.com

Fresh "boozy" ice cream, right at your tailgate. The Curious Creamery allows you to make delicious, gourmet ice cream on the fly without using an ice cream maker. You start with a $1.99 starter pack of your choice and in minutes you have a tasty treat that's gluten free, lactose free, preservative free, high fructose corn syrup free and more. Choose from the Ice Cream Mix, the Ice Cream Cake Mix, or the Alcoholic Ice Cream Mix. Try all the flavors!
 

4. Copper Chef Grill Mats

www.copperchefgrillmat.com

We've previously talked about Copper Chef pots and pans... now the grill mats
I've talked about Copper Chef pots and pans in the past, but their Grill Mats are a tailgater's best friend. at 15.75" x 13", these reversible and reusable grill mats reduce burning flare ups. Your marinade or baste will stay on your food and nothing sticks to the mat. You also get perfect grill marks and they clean with ease. The food event tastes better. A no-brainer at $20.
 

5. ZizzyBee’s Washable Bags

www.zizzybeebags.com

They come in bright colors and stylish patterns that make organizing so fun, your fellow tailgaters will be amazed. They’re made in several sizes to hold everything that needs holding. Need to organize your utensils, matches, spices and condiments? ZizzyBee bags will do it.
They come in:
    Mix 3-pack - This popular pack comes with 2 large bags 12” by 12” bags and 1 small 9” by 9” bag. It’s not only great for busy parents, but for teachers so they can organize their classrooms. Buy some for your teacher and you might get extra credit!
    Large 3-pack - This set of 3, 12” by 12” bags is perfect for organizing all your school supplies: crayons, pens, art supplies, paper. You can pick 3 matching bags or 3 different colors.
    Dirty Laundry Bag – Perfect for dirty tailgate clothes. So lightweight (maybe too lightweight) they can bring a change of clothes anywhere.


6. iFork Interlocking Tableware

www.iFork.com

The people at iFork know technology and now they have "outkicked their coverage" with the new iCup and iPlate, as they are intelligently designed to securely fit together. The utensils click into place on either side of the plate and the cup slides in underneath, leaving diners a free hand to eat, wave, or "high-five" with others. Sets start at $20.
 


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Friday
Aug182017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Solar Eclipse Tech

For a few moments on Monday, we will experience the first total solar eclipse in over 40 years.
Some tech and tips for the solar eclipse.

Have a listen:




Remember, the shadow of the moon will first touch Georgia at 2:34 p.m. on Aug. 21 and leave the state at 2:40 p.m. The shadow of the moon passes by quickly, at about 1,800 miles per hour, according to NASA.
Never view the Sun with the naked eye or by looking through optical devices such as binoculars or telescopes!
Rick and Sully discuss, and don't look directly at the eclipse

1. Solar Eclipse Glasses


Solar Eclipse glasses resemble 3-D movie glasses and sell for as little as $2. They are sold at Best Buys, Kirkland’s and Lowe’s stores. Many stores are sold out and won't be getting more inventory, so look around and don't look directly at the solar eclipse.
Reputable vendors  https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters


 
2. Make your own viewing device here...   starting with just a long box or long tube

https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/how-to-view-eclipse

3. Starbound Astronomy Viewing Chair

A $159  comfortable sturdy heavy-duty Chair designed for Sky Observing that folds flat for easy storage. The Chair is adjustable from 9" to 32". This allows for instant adjustment of the padded seat to whatever height you need for observing with your telescope. The chair has extra-thick padding and a heavily plated steel frame The Viewing Chair is available in two powder coated colors, White or Black (this version Black).
 


4. A Solar Filter for any Eclipse Photography
 

Black polymer is the most common filtering material for observing sunspots and granulation, through telescopes and binoculars.

These sheets are a quality product of Thousand Oaks Optical, Arizona, a manufacturer of safe solar filters for over 30 years. "Stronger than Mylar with the filtering properties protected within the substrate. Guaranteed five years."

Make a filter on your own for any telescope / binoculars / camera, and for a fraction of what factory made filters cost.

The sun will appear in a natural orange color when viewed through your telescope using this filter.
WARNING: ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE FILTER IS WELL ATTACHED TO THE TELESCOPE/BINOCULARS, USING STICKY TAPE, TO KEEP IT FROM FALLING WHILE OBSERVING!
 

5.  Apps for the Solar Eclipse


 - NASA Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Countdown: NASA has created this website, https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/, to guide you through the eclipse. You will find a live stream of the eclipse, an interactive eclipse map, a list of official eclipse events across the country,  eclipse science and education activities, such as making a solar viewing projector or a 3D printable pinhole projector, eclipse art projects and much more.
- Total Solar Eclipse 2017: This free app from Exploratorium gives you access to Exploratorium’s live video streams of the total solar eclipse. You can tune in to 5 simultaneous video streams: live coverage hosted by Exploratorium educators and NASA scientists; live coverage in Spanish; a non-narrated, 3-hour live telescope view of the full eclipse as seen from Oregon; a non-narrated, 3-hour live telescope view of the full eclipse as seen from Wyoming; and a live telescope view with live musical sonification and accompaniment by the Kronos Quartet.