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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

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Sunday
May222016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - OKC and RiverSport Rapids

Rick is in Oklahoma City for the opening of the new RiverSport Rapids...  Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center. Geared for both family fun and elite athlete training, the 11-acre RIVERSPORT Rapids whitewater center was completed as part of MAPS 3, the one-cent sales tax initiative dedicated to metro area projects.

Recirculating channels pumping treated water create class II-IV rapids and offer a range of experiences for whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking and canoeing.

The lower flow channel offers great family rafting and tubing experiences – no previous experience necessary.
High-octane Class IV rapids on the Olympic style course will challenge elite athletes from around the world for both training and competition.

The course is being used to qualify for the U.S. Olympic canoe/kayak slalom team.
And follow @VisitOKC on Twitter and have a listen:



http://boathousedistrict.org/adventures/
 


Rick and Sully also talk about some other new Olympic technology to be on the lookout before and during the Rio 2016 Games.

1.  The High Tech Suits the US Track and Field Team will be Wearing from Nike

Nike has consulted with its athletes and designers and tested its products in labs to provide the best performance results possible with the hopes of its athletes bringing home medals at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

From Nike: "The uniforms are not smooth. It has texture, too. It’s kind of the same approach where we create mini turbulences and air channels to propel the athlete forward. At the fastest moving parts of the body—the forearms and legs—you’ll see the highest concentration of those aeroblades.”

 

2. NBC to Stream more than 6000 hours of content from the Games

The cable and media giant will relay 1,500 hours of content on 11 of NBCUniversal's television networks such as Bravo and NBC, in addition to 4,500 hours online on its NBC Sports Live Extra mobile app and website, which will also be made available on in its X1 video service.

Due to the short time zone difference between Brazil and the United States, the Rio games will feature more live events such as track and field and swimming than the games in London, over 17 consecutive nights in August.
 

3. Snapchat and the Olympics

The Olympics are coming to Snapchat. The app scored a deal with Comcast Corp.’s NBC to show highlights from the 2016 Summer Games, the first time the U.S. network has agreed to share video of the sporting contest.

Snapchat Inc. will set up a dedicated channel on the mobile app for the games in Rio De Janeiro. Media company BuzzFeed will curate short clips and behind-the-scenes content into a Discover channel on the app for two weeks, while Snapchat creates daily “live stories” using content from NBC, athletes and sports fans at the scene.



4. Google to Offer Enhanced Maps of Olympic Venues

Besides plenty of local visitors, the International Olympic Committee predicts at least half a million people from overseas will descend on Rio de Janeiro for the Games in August.

No doubt lots of them will be carrying smartphones, probably loaded with Google Maps, an app certain to be indispensable in the new and busy surroundings.

Google is keen to make its maps offering as useful as possible for those heading to the Olympics, this week rolling out updated maps for 25 official indoor venues as well as enhanced maps for 12 official outdoor venues for the Games. The new content comes just a few weeks after the app introduced real-time transit information for the Brazilian host city.

To access the new content, open Google Maps on your computer or mobile device, search for an Olympic venue, zoom into it and then click or tap on it.
 

- Rick continues his excursion to Oklahoma City, he will be going down the rapids, and ie heading to Micky Mantle's Steakhouse and a Oklahoma City Dodgers minor leage baseball game tonight.

Sunday
May082016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Mother's Day Gadgets

If you haven't started or completed your Mother's Day shopping, Rick is here to help with some tech and gadgets for the "Mobile Mom"


Have a listen as Rick and Sully have moved across the dial to Radio 105.7. 



1.  Acer Iconia 10 tablet- a high performance, full featured Android tablet for $149

Enjoy superb videos, browsing and games on a great 10.1" screen. Everything happens quickly and smoothly thanks to a powerful octa-core1 processor. Plus, this tablet's enhanced touchscreen sensitivity lets you tap, sketch and write with awesome precision.

Preloaded Iconia Suite apps make everything easier. For example, the EZ Tasking app makes the most of the 10.1" screen by letting you view and use two apps at the same time. Write an email while watching a video, or update your calendar while using Google Maps.

All for a price that is a fraction of an iPad!
www.acer.com
 

2. LG G5 smartphone from Sprint  - the latest LG Android smartphone and a great deal from Sprint

$0 down $24 a month for the phone. Sprint is also offering a trade-in credit when bringing in your old phone.
The LG G5 is more than just a smartphone, it's your new best friend. Select Auto Shot on the front-facing 8MP camera, strike a pose and let your phone take the selfie for you. Thanks to the slide-out removable battery, you can swap batteries and power up in virtually no time. Choose one of the LG Friends to connect to your LG G5, like the LG 360 VR and experience virtual reality like never before.
 

3. Beats By Dr Dre Solo2 Luxe Collection

A luxury line of over-the-ear headphones that sounds great and is under $200
Available in 4 sleek color options: Blue, Red, Black and Silver

Has a more dynamic, wider range of sound with a clarity that brings you closer to what the artist intended you to hear

Framed for a custom-fit feeling with earcups ergonomically angled for a natural fit and optimal comfort + sound delivery
 

4. Brrr.  Coolwrap and clutch - from an Atlanta-based company (A cool combo)

With hot weather on tap, Mom will love the cool wrap from Brrr and the accompanying clutch.
It's a permantly cool wrap, not as cold as ice, but like a cool breeze. Put clutch in your freezer overnight and it will keep your wrap icy and fresh cool.  $69 on QVC for this exclusive.
 

5. Davek Alert - the world's first smart umbrella

The world's first smart umbrella offers quality and technology
The Davel Alert and it's sister, the Davek Alert Mini are well made umbrellas that sync to your smartphone and will never be lost or misplaced. Once your umbrella is connected ot your phone, it can send an alert when you leave it behind.

The whole process of syncing your phone and umbrella is simple. Once you have your Davek Alert, download the free iOS or Android app and place your umbrella near your phone for about 60 seconds. Your two gadgets will pair and you are set. Users have the option to turn the "alert mode" on or off for the day. The app comes with a sleek weather module that gives your weather forecast.

You will be alerted when you are separated from your Davek umbrella.