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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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Limpert Tech on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 1/5/19 - CES 2019 Preview

The Consumer Electronics Show, CES is the largest tradeshow and convention in the world.
It all happens this coming week in Las Vegas.
CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers.
Rick is here to give a preview of what may be hot at CES 2019, so have a listen:
1.  CES by the numbers... the numbers are staggering

2.  Tech for the Aging Population
Health gadgets aren’t just for the young. The elderly population is a growing business opportunity, and the category of “aging tech” now includes everything from smart hearing aids to connected toolkits for relatives with dementia. It’s an important area with plenty of problems to solve, but some of the biggest problems with caretaking are social, and the highest-tech gadget won’t do a thing if your grandmother refuses to use it.
Everyone grows old, but Americans are growing older more quickly. The number of Americans over 65 will double by 2060, according to a 2016 report by the Population Research Bureau, and the elderly are living longer, too. According to the Society of Actuaries, if a woman on a pension plan lives past 65, she will, on average, live to be 87.6 years; for men, that number is 85.6 years. “There are already risk managers and insurance people telling people out there to plan to live to 95,” says Laurie Orlov, the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch. There is a place for technology here, though perhaps some of these companies haven’t thought through their concepts quite enough.
There will alert products at CES. Products also to prevent falls, medical issues, taking medication and more.

3. 8K TVs
4K and HDR tech are pretty much standard. Smart TVs, always a hot topic at CES, are still a mess of irrelevance since the TV is always secondary to the sticks, dongles, and boxes we connect to them, and creating smarts where it counts. One thing that consumers will always understand, though, is more pixels.
And that's why we're going to hear a lot about 8K at CES 2019. Let's be real: A TV with 7,680 x 4,320 resolution is a visual absurdity — there's no way you'd come close to seeing individual pixels at anything resembling a normal viewing distance.
4. Tech for Improving your Health 
This may be the CES to attend to stay healthy.
Sleep technology, for example, encompasses everything from mattresses to white noise devices to dedicated sleep wearables. Air purifiers are embracing smart tech and new form factors to convince more people to make them part of their lives. Technology for improving your health is changing from specialized medical devices for specific conditions to consumer lifestyle products everyone can benefit from, one category at a time.
5.  5G
5G is already here (Verizon and AT&T both have — extremely limited — active networks), but we're still weeks if not months away from smartphones that can take advantage of them. And even when those phones arrive, the transition isn't as simple as turning on a 5G modem.
Nonetheless, 2019 is poised to become the Year of 5G, and they hype train begins at CES, at least as far as consumers are concerned. If all goes well, CES 2019 will show the world what 5G will do for us besides just giving us faster smartphones. More secure smart-home devices, battery-operated remote sensors, and reliable tele-health apps.
6. Non traditional companies at CES
Insurance companies like Allstate
The Girl Scouts
Automotive companies
Apparel companies
Adult oriented companies



Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - CES Health and Wellness Tech

Rick is still recovering from CES. In between all the consumer tech, Rick was able to check out some health and wellness and even some cosmetic products that were kind of unique and might their way into our lives in the near future.

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week in Las Vegas, included the latest advances in digital health, suggesting promising avenues for treatment, even if many lack fully-fledged medical approval. Tech firms are looking to cash in on a digital health industry estimated at about US$200 billion annually in areas ranging from app-based diagnoses to pain management and telemedicine.

Rick and Sully look at some of the best of the best Health and Wellness

1. Neutrogena Skin360™ and SkinScanner powered by FitSkin™

Neutrogena® debuted a sophisticated skin imaging technology that allows consumers to measure what’s happening above and below their skin’s surface. The Neutrogena Skin360™ app and the accompanying SkinScanner powered by FitSkin™ give users an in depth understanding of their skin’s condition and needs, customized advice to address those needs, plus a clear way to track and assess skin’s progress over time. You will be able to order the right products for you, right off the app.

2. Create Your Own Shampoo with SalonLab

Henkel Beauty Care announced the first end-to-end ecosystem of cutting-edge digital devices that harness the power of IoT, big data, and augmented reality to diagnose hair and create personalized products. Henkel Beauty Care and its leading salon brand Schwarzkopf Professional are propelling hair care into the digital age with the Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab.

Rick received a hair health assessment using their award-winning SalonLab Analyzer, got a personal color consultation in augmented reality from a celebrity stylist, and took home a customized bottle of shampoo made for you on the spot based on your hair health data.
Special thanks to celebrity stylist, Kim Vo, for the help!

3. NOTA NOTA - Custom Perfume and Cologne

Unit now, creating a custom perfume or fragrance was something reserved for big companies or celebrities. Sourcing the raw materials, finding a chemist, all the expense … it’s a massive undertaking! Well all that’s about to change with NOTA NOTA.

NOTA NOTA is a smart perfume mixing machine that lets anyone create custom fragrances right at home.
Unlike other solutions that only mix perfume manually and have limited access to scents, NOTA NOTA takes care of everything. Just slide in one of the unique scent canisters (TOLA), connect NOTA NOTA to your smartphone (via app) and dial in your custom settings and options. NOTA NOTA is also a social platform for users to share creativity and inspire each other with daily fragrances, ideas and design suggestions from all over the world.

At this stage, you will be able to extract your perfume directly from the machine and create a custom product in the form of your own 5ML bottle. It’s an expression of your creativity and who you are with a very personal touch.

4. TouchPoints

TouchPoints, a non-invasive wearable that can reduce stress by 70% in as little as 30 seconds, using neuroscientific technology. It has also been shown to help with sleep, productivity, anxiety, focus and cravings.  
At the TouchPoints booth, they were  will be conducting qEEG brain scans to show your brain activity before and after using TouchPoints to prove their effectiveness. You'll get a one-on-one brain mapping session with the co-founder of TouchPoints, Dr. Amy Serin, as well as a personalized copy of 3-D images of your brain. Would you be interested in trying this out?

Rick got his brain scanned...  and thanks to Dr. Amy Serin for all the time and help.

5.  Sensoria

Some of the same sensor technology being used to help runners track their performance or golfers perfect their swings is now being adapted for medical applications, notably for the elderly.
Sensoria Fitness, a Washington state start-up which has produced wearable tech for runners and soccer players, unveiled a system to use sensors to keep track of old peoples and people in rehabilitation.
By attaching sensors to socks, the system can detect if a patient is taking medication, doing exercises or is in distress.

6. LIVALL "Smart Helmets"

Safety got a stylish and smart makeover at CES with LIVALL’s brand new range of ‘Helmetphone’, which got the name by combining the concept of traditional and safe helmets with the function of a Bluetooth headset. This allows users to take and receive calls on the move or play audio without cutting themselves off from the outside world.

LIVALL is leading in the smart helmet market and today launch two more innovative products. The BH51 range for urban commuter cyclists and the RS1 for skiers will be demonstrated and on display. The RS1 will be presented with the 2018 CES Innovation Award for Wearable Technology and the BH51 M with the Tech for a Better World 2018 CES Innovation Award, which has also won the 2017 Eurobike award and 2017 Sports Device IFA Innovation Award.

Connection and safety like no other.

Ever found yourself lost on the slopes or split up from the cycling group? LIVALL smart helmets help groups stay connected on the road and the slopes with a radio walkie-talkie function and ‘Push to Talk’ button that enables hands-free calling when attached to a smartphone with the LIVALL riding app for iOS and Android.


Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Rick at CES

Rick has been at CES 2018 in Las Vegas for four, jam packed days.

A ton of new tech debuting, a lot of work and some fun.

It's the biggest convention in the world. Over 180,000 people attending from all over the world.
What did Rick see that were his favorites?

Have a listen:

1. Bodyfriend

This is a full-body, and stretching massage chair that puts every other massage chair to shame. Yes, it stretches the right muscles and body parts before training and competition.
Bodyfriend, announced at CES 2018, their Rex-L Plus massage chair. With its smart functionalities, unique massage technology, and futuristic state-of-the-art design, the newest addition to the Bodyfriend family further raises the bar of expectations in the massage chair industry. Bodyfriend’s latest product is not just a massage chair, but a furniture fashion statement for your living room, bedroom or a den. The new relaxation device is yet another step towards Bodyfriend’s mission to help millions of people improve their lifestyle, live longer, peak performance and successfully battle daily health challenges such as stress, insomnia and everyday aches and pains.

Rick spent almost 10 minutes on their Pharaoh model and came with no pain and feeling loose and ready to keep walking the aisles of CES.

2.  "The Wall"
 Samsung launched a 371-centimeter (146-inch) MicroLED receiver called “The Wall.”

3. Rick gets into the Boxing Ring with Floyd Mayweather to try out his new VR Boxing Platform

Mayweather discussed his plans to open up several gyms, as well as that he was planing the launch of a Mayweather Boxing & Fitness VR experience that would, it was said, allow people at home to follow along with Mayweather’s workout routine.

Available at first, exclusively at Mayweather Boxing + Fitness tech-enabled gym locations, the flagship location of which will be opening later this month in Los Angeles, the virtual workout is just one mere session but spans a full twelve week program of sessions which feature Mayweather as your coach. These are in addition to the standard boxing workouts available at the gyms.

Mayweather's likeness is right in front of you giving your tips and encouraging you to burn calories.

4.  Camera for the blind by OrCam

The OrCam MyEye 2.0 device is made for blind people or those with limited eyesight. It is a smart camera about the size of a finger. The device can read out writing or print from any source. It is also equipped with AI tools to recognize faces, products and money in real time.

5. Usain Bolt debuts new earbuds

He is the fastest human of all-time and owns 8 Olympic gold medals. Usain Bolt's real passion is music.
Rick got to spend some time with Usain Bolt as he debuts he new earbuds for 2018.
Philips‘ Bass+ wireless over-ear headphones and true wireless in-ears are what he is endorsing.


WGST's "The Sully Show" for 1/15/16 - Best of CES

Rick is back from CES and Las Vegas, so it's time to talk about some of the great new technology he saw and experienced at the show...

Rick saw less than 25% of what was offered at the show, but he still offers his picks with Sully:



1.  ZeroHour Flashlights

ZeroHour flashlights are a new integration of premium tactical gear with portable power. Our products feature USB ports to power mobile devices, making them a must-have emergency device for light and power needs during outages.

Including the:

ZeroHour Relic XR Flashlight 3400mAh (Pre-Order for March 2016)

COMPACT TACTICAL USB RECHARGEABLE BATTERY BACKUP FLASHLIGHT The ZeroHour Relic XR set is our latest flashlight. It is a compact USB rechargeable tactical flashlight with variable control ring, tail-cap switch, and waterproof battery backup all-in-one. Our first flashlight, ZEROHOUR XD, set new standards for flashlights by offering the ultimate integration of light and power. This flashlight is also designed to be bike and weapon mountable and will work with any standard 1" bike or weapon mount. * Featuring an all-new variable control ring that allows maximum flexibility in choosing brightness from 0 to 1000 lumens, plus the option to click into XR's preset modes (10 lumens, 1000 lumens, Strobe, and SOS).

2.  Fitbit Blaze  - Launched at the show Pre Order now for $199.99
Fitbit leads when it comes to fitness and activity trackers and is looking to take on the Apple Watch.
The Blaze sounds a lot like the Fitbit Surge with a sleeker, more desirable design that's trying to give the Apple Watch a run for its money in the looks department. We called it bold and it's actually a fairly unisex design. Thinks watch, activity tracker, fitness device with heart rate monitor and sleep tracker.

Fitbit is sticking with the same elastomer band though, which for anyone that's suffered the kind of skin irritation issues as many of our Wareable forum users have reported, could be an issue.

Thankfully, there's some room for customisation here with metal, leather and classic bands and stainless steel frames also up for grabs. Bands can be removed using quick release spring bars while the tracker module simply pops out a bit like it does on the TomTom Spark watch.

3.  Kwikset

Smartlocks are hot and they were all over the CES convention floor.
Kwikset is the leading U.S. lock manufacturer and makers of Kevo, the industry-first Bluetooth™-enabled smart lock.

** New Products from Kwikset

-Kevo 2nd Gen
The smart lock you've been waiting for. The 2nd generation lock features a refined user experience, improved design and the latest version of advanced SmartKey® security.

- Kevo Convert
An easy-to-install smart lock conversion kit that enables smart lock features to your existing deadbolt lock.

- Premis
The first Apple HomeKit-compatible smart door lock from Kwikset. Premis offers homeowners convenience of Siri voice control remote locking, unlocking and monitoring, keyless entry, advanced SmartKey security, and Kwikset patented SecureScreen™ Technology.

4. The Boomstick

BoomStick: A $99 device that is basically a clicker to boost your mediocre headphones or earbuds. If you don't feel ready to invest in an expensive pair of cans, this gadget is a great way to improve what you've already got, for less than $100 (which, really nice new headphones will easily out-cost.

It really does work...   at


5.  Ember Tech Smart Coffee Mug - Pre order now for $129

Pour in your coffee or tea and fine-tune your temperature, Ember keeps your beverage just right for hours.



WGST's "The Sully Show" for 1/8/15 - Rick and CES

Rick has been out in Las Vegas all week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

He's fresh off the plane and back home with some recaps and observations.

Rick arrived on Sunday. Monday started with the Storage Visions Conference, a 2-day conference on digital and data storage. Monday night was the CES Unveiled Show, a press only event where some of the new gadgets debut. Tuesday is "Press Day" and it's wall-to-wall press conferences with all the big tech companies. Tuesday night is the Pepcom media event and the actual show begins Wednesday.

Have a listen to Rick and Sully

1. This Show is Massive

CES takes up most of the Las Vegas Strip.  Last year there  were 176,000 people. This year they say around 160,000.  This is one of the largest trade shows in the world and many of the new products shown here won't debut until later in 2016.

2.  Press Events are Important

The show is so large, it would be impossible to see everything. Therefore the press (1000s of them) come in days before for press events and briefings.

Rick attended the Fitbit press conference at 7:30 am on Tues to hear about Fitbits new products which were shown off by former Falcon great, Tony Gonzalez, or attend a breakfast put on by Under Armour to see what new offerings they have.

3.  A "Smart Everything"

Smart watches, smart cars, smart beds, a smart refrigerator an even the debut of a smart spoon this week in Vegas.
New for 2016, Slow Control has a "smart spoon." Of course they do, but the thought here is noble in that a toy makes kids want to try and eat vegetables. It's said this spoon will come out in the first quarter of 2016.

Who would've thought that a spoon could be smart?

4.  Older Brands Trying to Become New Again

Remember RCA, Panasonic, Pioneer, Casio and more...'
These iconic brands all have a big presence at CES and are reinventing themselves in different ways.
***RCA is introducing some new TVs and accessories, working on info for the others...

5.  One of Rick's favorite finds.... a company called Steam CC and their Ripples machine and app

Steam CC, the inventive company aimed at transforming a simple cup of coffee, debuted their latest innovation, the Coffee Ripples App, at CES this week, which connects users to Ripple-enabled coffee establishments. With the Coffee Ripples App, java aficionados can print any picture or message, let's call it a “Ripple” onto a foam-topped latte or cappuccino.

Rick brought the logo of the Green Bay Packers and they transformed it onto the coffee.

CES wraps up this weekend and Rick is glad to be home.