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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

Entries in Halloween (4)

Sunday
Oct142018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Halloween Gadgets and Tech

Halloween is about two weeks away.

Each year, Rick takes a look at some new fun gadgetes and tech for Halloween.


Have a listen to Rick and Sully talking Halloween Tech!


1. 3D Printing of Your Next Costume

- Can't find the perfect or exact costume you want to wear?

A 3D printer might be able to get you exactly what you want
 Fire up that printer and check out our list of 3D-printable masks and costume pieces to get all geared up for this year’s spooking.

You can make masks, crowns, horns other accessories

Some great ideas for your 3D printing can be found here: https://techentourage.net/?p=21832

 

2.  AtmosFX digital decoration kit
www.atmosfx.com

Back again, is one of Rick's favorites, the ability to digitally decorate with AtmosFX

Create your own haunted house or haunted display.
Digital decorating brings your haunted Halloween home to life. This year, AtmosFX has 4 new Digital Decorations to wow your neighbors and leave trick-or-treaters and party goers delighted. Set them up with an AtmosFX projection kit or any TV monitor and get ghoulish!

1. Halloween Zombie Bash
A cast of zany zombies dance, jam, and haunt their way into your heart — and if you're not careful, into your brain. Includes three lively dance routines, a five piece undead band playing a macabre tune, and two sets of playful scares.

2. Terrors from Beyond
The barrier between planes is perilously thin and now a group of demonic creatures are trying to smash their way into our world. Woe unto us all if they succeed! This collection includes four terrifying scenes that are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

3. Sinister Shadows
Mobs of threatening shadows are up to deeds most foul — lurking, lunging, slinking, and stalking! A gravedigger is working late. Armed figures lumber through the night with murderous intent and even the dead are not resting in peace. These four sinister decorations will transform your display into a uniquely creepy environment.

4. Halloween Monster Bash
Sure to become a party favorite, Halloween Monster Bash includes all the classic movie monsters of the silver screen: Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Werewolf, Mummy, and a Witch — all getting their grooves on in four dance routines. These include the Chiller Moonwalk, the Boogieman-woogie, the Twisted Twist, and the Halloween Hootenanny. Halloween Monster Bash also includes both spooky and silly scares. (Halloween Monster Bash to be released at the end of September).

Additional Halloween Digital Decorations and gear can be purchased on AtmosFX’s website and don’t worry about putting these away after Halloween. AtmosFX makes Digital Decorations for year-round celebrations!

Hot Digital Decorating Trends for Halloween:

• Haunted graveyard in your front yard!
Anyone can build a tombstone graveyard in their front yard, but why not bring yours to life with Sinister Shadows and a phantom gravedigger shadow that roams among the dead?
https://atmosfx.com/collections/decorations/products/sinister-shadows
 

3. Colorful Art Co. Face Paint Kit For Kids
$24
Amazon

16 different colors. You can blend them together to create new colors. Paints are water-based, so they wash right off.
 



4.  CardFool.com

The leaders in hilarious eCards and traditional greeting cards, have designed a collection of cards. For just $3.99, you can add your own personalized message and mail directly to anyone in the U.S. This can all be done right on your smartphone by downloading the CardFool app.
 

5.   DAVIDsTEA Halloween Collection
https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/

This will make you stand out! These teas are just the right amount of freaky and fun, and sure to satisfy any party-goer who ring that door bell.
From Peanut Butter Cup or Monster Mash to Pumpkin Pie Matcha, you don't need a magic wand to cast an eerie spell over your house for Halloween. See below for more info.

DAVIDsTEA Magic Potion Brewing Kit: The box opens like a spell book and includes a potion recipe. Clear printed glass infusers-less nordic mug with juicer lid. 50g of Magic Potion loose tea in printed tin. 10 pack of filters in cello.   
DAVIDsTEA Color Changing Nordic Mug: Comes with a fine stainless steel infuser and a lid that doubles as a saucer. Plus the design is heat-sensitive, so when you poor in your hot tea, the pattern changes color. Like you need another excuse to refill your cup again!

DAVIDsTEA Stainless Steel Bottle - Special Edition: Sleek, stylish and practical, this in-house special edition designed leakproof tea bottle is a real winner. It’s got a powerhouse insulator that keeps tea hot or cold for hours. The double-walled stainless steel construction helps protect your hands from heat and condensation. And if you want to make an iced tea, the bottom unscrews so you can add ice. It’s a real steel.
DAVIDsTEA Twist Tumbler: When it comes to sipping on the move, this handsome ceramic and stainless steel tumbler is your new best friend. You’ll love its splashproof lid designed to open and close with one smooth twist. Plus it’s got a double-walled core to keep your tea hot or iced for hours – who can say no to that? With its fun-to-hold texture, it’s the classiest way to enjoy your favourite brew on the go. Just twist and sip!
DAVIDsTEA Perfect Spoon: It’s small, but has great powers. By helping you measure your loose-leaf tea correctly, it will ensure a perfect brew every time. Not too strong, not too weak. You’ll love it. Just the high-quality heft of the stainless steel is enough to make us want to buy another.
DAVIDsTEA does Halloween like no other and that's we’re excited to share everything that DAVIDsTEA has to offer. For purchases please visit DAVIDsTEA.com and DAVIDsTEA stores. @davidstea.
 
 6. CASE Relay
Uninterruptible Power for Your Camera for $99

www.micronovelty.com
Continually power your camera with USB battery packs
Case Relay Camera Power System (CPS) lets you power your camera continually with an external battery pack or wall power, providing peace of mind knowing you have an uninterrupted power source for your camera.
With Case Relay, you’ll never run out of power and never need to stress about forgetting your camera batteries. If you’re shooting and get low on battery power, simply swap out external batteries throughout your shoot. Case Relay’s internal UPS battery will keep your camera powered while you exchange external batteries.
Hot swap batteries mid-shooting with no downtime
No need to purchase multiple camera batteries
Compatibile wiht most Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, Blackmagic and Olympus cameras and many Sony NP-F L-Series video monitors and lights
Can be adapted to work with D-Tap batteries with D-Tap to USB Power Converter
More cost effective than purchasing multiple proprietary camera batteries
Power sources are non-proprietary. Power your camera with the same 5V battery you use to charge phones or tablets.

Never need to charge camera batteries again. And never run out power.

Compatible with most Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, and Olympus cameras. Check to confirm your camera model is supported.
 

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.
 

Friday
Oct282016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Halloween Tech Safety Tips

While Halloween is an exciting time for kids, it can be a nerve-racking time for parents, with safety being their top priority. Gone are the days of turning your children loose in the neighborhood to go door-to-door without a safety plan in place.

Some tech safety tips for Halloween

Have a listen:

 

1.  Don't Let Kids Go Alone and Carry Flashlights

Children under the age of 12 should never be turned loose to go door-to-door without adult supervision.  It’s always best to go out in groups and stay in the neighborhoods you are most familiar with using the sidewalk and remaining on well lit streets as you navigate the neighborhood.
Kids should carry flashlights with fresh batteries or glow sticks so they are visible to cars and motorcycles.  Include reflector tape on the bottoms of shoes for added protection.
 

2.  RedPanicButton.com

Are you in distress? Do you feel threatened? Don’t panic!
Just push THE RED PANIC BUTTON!

The app will immediately send an SMS and an E-MAIL containing your GPS coordinates in a Google Maps link to all your emergency contacts! Get out of trouble, find your child or help others with only ONE button push on your phone screensaver!

 



3.  If You Need to Check Out Your Neighbors

Make sure you know the neighborhood and who lives there. You can do a quick search on BeenVerified.com to see if your new neighbors have any skeletons in their closet.

The most popular times to trick-or-treat are 5:30-9:30pm. There is safety in numbers, so it is best to stick to these times when canvasing the neighborhood.



4.  Be Mindful of Dogs and Carry Dog Treats to Make 4-legged Friends

- Dogs don't like Halloween and Halloween Costumes.

Beware of dogs you don’t know and advise kids not to pet dogs you meet along the trick-or-treat route. Dogs can be nervous around little kids, especially ones dressed like ghouls and goblins. Have someone in your group carry dog treats to make friends.
 

5.  Dcorate your Kids’ Costumes and Candy Bags with Reflective Tape

One type is

3M Scotchlite Reflective Tape, Silver, 1-Inch by 36-Inch
 
You should decorate your kids’ costumes and candy bags with reflective tape to make them more visible on the dark streets.

Friday
Oct302015

WGST's "The Sully Show" for 10/30/15 - Macon and Halloween Apps

Rick is in Macon, GA all this week once again. He is the media coordinator for the Tennis Classic of Macon, a women's professional tennis tournament- think of it as the Triple-A of the tennis circuit. It's a stone's throw away from the big tennis tours. You find young players, former college All-Americans and come veteran pros working their way up the rankings. Rick is there for all 9 days of the play and the action is taking place at the tennis center at Mercer University.


 
But also with Halloween here this weekend, there are a number of apps that can keep you and your family safe while trick-or-treating.

Remember that Halloween is all about having fun, but in the world we live in, one must take safety precautions. Here are some "app" ideas that AT&T is kind enough to provide.

Have a listen:



1.  iHandy Flashlight app

Download any free Flashlight app, like iHandy Flashlight app so you and your child’s device can be used as a bright light or beacon for easy navigation. The app allows some customization of the light, so users have some options.
 

2.   RedPanic Button App

You may also want to try the RedPanic Button app. Put to your child’s device not only for added peace-of-mind, but for the very fact that they can send out a text message with their exact coordinates that comes through on Google Maps to family members. The distress signal can also be posted on Facebook or Twitter. RedPanic offers quite a bit for a free app.
 

3.  AT&T's Family Map

Also, be able to track your little trick-or-treater with a location-based service, like FamilyMap from AT&T. This powerful app lets you see and track the location of your child’s device on an interactive and real-time map from your smartphone, PC or tablet.
 

4.   Life360

Life360 is a free app that allows users to create private groups, and communicate via group chat. It also sends notifications when members check into places and users can even set boundary limits.
 

5. Amazon is celebrating Halloween with $70 worth of apps and games for free (Thru Oct 31)


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If your Android phone or tablet seems boring with the same old apps, then today is a good day to give it a boost with some new apps and games. Amazon is hosting a “Scary Good Deals” sale to celebrate Halloween. There are 33 apps and games valued at over $70.

Some of the notable apps include Runtastic Pro (reg $5), Splashtop Remote Desktop (reg $5), and AVG AntiVirus Pro (reg $12). Gamers will also love the selection which includes Lego Star Wars Microfighters (reg $1), Airport Mania 2 (reg $5), and Huebrix (reg $1).

Since these apps and games are from the Amazon Appstore (not Google Play), you will need the Amazon Appstore app on your device. It’s already pre-installed on the Fire Phone as well as Fire tablets. All other Android users will need to download the Amazon App store app, which you can find here.

6.  Facebook

If you maybe have a teenager making the rounds to various friend's houses on Halloween, Facebook can be an asset if you have then "check in" at the locations they hit.