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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

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Sunday
May282017

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

Memorial Day Weekend\



The annual kick off for summer.  Some tech you might need this summer.

Rick and Sully discuss:



1. Wag! Dogwalking App

You may be planning that summer getaway or just caught up with being busy. Don't forgt about Fido!
Wag! – the app that provides users with reliable, on-demand dog services has finally arrived in Atlanta. Keeping dogs healthy and a happy is a top priority for Wag!, as well as helping dog owners stay stress free even when in a pinch. Wag! is a great solution that satisfies both busy owners and playful pups, and the first walk is on Wag!.

Wag! is a mobile app that allows dog parents to order a bonded and insured walk with the push of a button. Walks can be scheduled regularly, or on demand in as little as 30-minutes. Users can watch the walk’s progress in real time through the app’s GPS and when the walk is completed, users receive a full report card detailing distance walked, bathroom breaks and a photo or video of their happy pooch.
 

2.  Droplet XL Bag - The Perfect Wet/Dry Bag for Summer

www.matadorup.com

Droplet XL is a serious ultralight dry bag built from 100% waterproof material. Hypalon® rolltop closure, YKK® buckle, and taped seams round out this gear essential. Droplet XL comes with an absurdly awesome silicone droplet storage case and aluminum carabiner. Clip it on your beach bag, tether to your kayak, or pack it along on treks. Perfect for keeping any gear dry, or storing a wetsuit after surfing. The 20 Liter capacity fits lots of gear but still packs down to fit in the palm of your hand.  You'll love the durability and minimalist design. $40.

 
3. RCA Silver Compact Ice Maker

$100

You can never have enough ice in the summer.  
-Compact Ice Maker in Silver
-Enjoy a batch of ice in as little as 6 minutes
-Produces 26lbs of ice per day in choice of 2 ice sizes
-Stores up to 1.5 lbs of ice at a time
-2.3 Quart Reservoir with Electronic LED Controls  - available on Amazon

 

4.  JBL Extreme Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Many to choose from. Last week we talked about the Kicker Bullfrog, but that was pretty big. JBL makes the same durable, waterproff, dustproof speakers, but a but smaller. Different sizes and features available.


5.  A $10 Bug Zapper - ZapMaster 2-In-1 LED Light Bulb and Bug Zapper

Who isn't entertained by those bug zappers. This one is inexpensive, looks and acts like a lightbulb.
    LED light bulb with bug zapper function
    Designed to kill flying insects
    Can be used outdoors or indoors
    Easy to operate and install
    Features a flame-retardant cover
    Grid protects the user from being zapped
    110V, 9 Watt LED
    920 Lumens bulb
    40,000-hour lifetime
    Condition: new
    Product dimensions: 3” x 3” x 7.25”
 

Have a great Memorial Day!

Saturday
Feb252017

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

Rick has just returned home from a whirlwind week at MLB Spring Training and the Delray Beach Open tennis tournament in Florida. So it's time to look at what's new in Sport Tech.

Some of it he has seen firsthand.

Have a listen:



1.  The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros sharing a new Spring Training site in West Palm Beach, FL that was built on an old landfill.

The 160-acre facility, built over an old landfill south of 45th Street and west of Interstate 95, is just about done. While both teams hold practice sessions over the first two weeks of camp, work will continue in the main stadium up until the first game on Feb. 28 when the Nationals host the Astros.

The Astros’ six practice fields are on the on northeast and east side of the complex. The Nationals’ fields are on the southeast and south corner of the complex. Four practice fields abut Military Trail, bordered by protective netting to prevent baseballs from hitting traffic on the road.

Of all 12 practice fields, two have the same configurations as Nationals Park in Washington and Minute Maid Park in Houston.
 

 
2. Tecnifibre Stringing Machines

- In use this week at the men's ATP World Tour events in Marseille and Delray Beach
The Ergo One -  very portable, but still a professional stringing machine. Also will string Racketball and Squash
More efficiency for your everyday work
Simplified functions which make your work incredibly easy and efficient

Graphic display
Easy to use interface.
Simplified access to all features : 18 buttons.

Fits all frames
Possibility to string all frames: Tennis, squash, badminton et racketball

Detachable machine in 3 blocks
Machine built in 3 detachable blocks (motor, turntable and girder) for a compact and easy
transportation.
Possibility to complete with a special designed bag for a safe and comfortable transportation.

DLC Treatment (Diamond Like Carbon)
Improves resistance and reduces friction.
Treatment used on glide rails, clamps and pulling bit.

Professional equipement
Overtension system for stringing knots - Undertension system for the crosses
- Pre-stretch system - 3 pulling speeds - Possibility to equip with hydraulic stand
Perfect balance of precision and reliability

Exclusive Flat Frame Setting
Flat frame setting: “Reduces torsion during stringing”
Positioning : 6 polyurethane fixing points.
Optimum stability thanks to the two semi-frames under the racket.

Double action clamps
Separate blocking (and unblocking) of the clamps and the base (2 actions).
Appreciated by well-experienced stringers who look for a progressive
clamp system (for optimal string support).

Specific mechanism of the pulling bit
No need for re-calibration : extremely reliable sensor.
Very reliable potentiometer tested upon 5 million pulls.
 

3. Golf and Body in NYC

It may be called Golf & Body, but maybe it should be called "Golf & Body and Tech."
Located in the heart of Manhattan, a couple bagel shops from the epicenter of sports in New York City, Madison Square Garden, Golf & Body is a golf, fitness and technology oasis right in the middle of New York City.
Once through the doors, members can use as little, or as much of Golf & Body's resources as they wish.

Members fill out a questionnaire that helps the staff pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, areas where you might need improvement and mutually agreed upon goals that serve as a road map for your time at Golf & Body.

See Rick's feature here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/golf-body-tech-nyc-rick-limpert

 

4. Kicker Bullfrog Speaker (BF 400)

- This wireless Bluetooth speaker will blow you away... literally
 Weatherproof, made for camping, hiking, tailgating, farm, work outdoors, etc
-100 ft Bluetooth range
- FM radio for local stations (local sports)
- 20 hrs of battery life
- USB charging and AUX-input
- phone app that handles most every Bullfrog function/feature
Get it dirty. Get it wet. Get it sandy. The Bullfrog is IP66 certified
to take it all and keep on pumping out the tunes.

• Pair a pair of Bullfrogs! With Double Kick and the KICKER Connect
app, join two speakers - or connect directly via a standard
3.5mm AUX cable. Now everyone will hear the music anywhere the
party goes!

• 100 foot Bluetooth® range lets you walk everywhere around the
party without losing a note of your music.
 


5. AT&T Beefs Up Wireless Coverage for Racing Fans at Daytona 500


There isn’t much that can keep up with the drivers at Daytona 500—except for maybe AT&T’s network speeds.
At the Daytona International Speedway, we recently upgraded our mobile coverage with a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS). The DAS will boost LTE capacity for fans by nearly 30% compared to previous years. So when fans grab their smartphones to share the most exciting moments on social media, they’ll enjoy a faster, more reliable connection.

A DAS is made of numerous, small antennas that distribute AT&T wireless network coverage to provide extra cellular capacity and shorten the distance a call or text must travel. Simply put—calls, texts and posts are less likely to get stuck in a cellular “traffic jam.”

With the sudden surge in popularity of streaming video on social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram, we expect mobile data usage to continue to rise. We continue to see increased data usage across our mobile network, especially at crowded entertainment venues and high-traffic buildings. In fact, data on our mobile network has increased about 250,000% since 2007, and the majority of that traffic is video.
 

Saturday
Feb042017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Super Bowl Party Tech

Rick and Sully talk tech for your Super Bowl party

There is technology on the football field, but also off the field in our living rooms, home theaters and man caves.

Have a listen:

 

1. NIMA Football Helmet Bluetooth Speaker

NIMA Helmet is a leap forward in technology and design. It's been engineered from the ground up for pure performance. Available in 3 sizes, NIMA Sport's Football Helmet Bluetooth speaker delivers clear, organic natural sound with deeper bass than other speakers. It connects wirelessly and its premium material design - months in the making - coupled with its customizable high-gloss finish, adds a new level of team pride for any fan looking for a complete audio experience. It allows you to enjoy exceptionally clear acoustics whether you're cheering on your favorite team at home, in the shower, at a tailgate or at a BBQ - as loud as you like.
In designing these speakers, sports fanatic and designer Nima Saati decided to do whatever was necessary, however unconventional, to make the best form loudspeaker anyone had ever heard. Every component, from drive unit to cabinet enclosure, was re-invented.

The NIMA speaker was truly built with the fan in mind and they have packed an unbelievable amount of volume into such a small package. Visit www.nimausa.com.

2. MyCharge power
www.mycharge.com

Don't let your power run out on your phones and tablets during the big game!

RazorPlatinum from MyCharge
$99.99

Crafted from anodized aluminum, the 13400mAh RazorPlatinum is not only the most powerful portable charger in the myCharge lineup but also the only charger capable of powering a laptop. The USB-C port delivers a 36W output and is able to fully charge a MacBook in 100 minutes. Charge any tablet, smartphone or other device via the RazorPlatinum's standard USB-A port. Recharge the RazorPlatinum via the MacBook 29 watt adaptor in just 2 hours.

Battery Capacity: 13400mAh

Recharges Via: USB-C cable

Compatibility: MacBook, Tablets, Smartphones, USB-C & USB-A Devices
 

3.Altec Lansing Mini Life Jacket 3 ($99.99; avail Best Buy and Target)

For that pre-game playlist, or maybe to listen to the game...  this Bluetooth speaker that comes in Falcons red and Patriots blue can pump up the tunes and withstand all the PBR, ketchup, and literal punches you throw at it -- or you can go bigger with the monster Super Life Jacket speaker ($299.99; avail Best Buy)  It's waterproof, it floats and has 10 hours of battery life, so it will last through the post game celebration.
 

4. Polaroid Cube+ HD Action Video Cam (+ Shot glass mount!) ($149.95 + $14.99 shot glass; avail Amazon)

Compatible with Android and iOS, the Cube+ will capture your best party minutes -- even the Fireball shots you take -- on its companion app over wifi. And it’s water-resistant, for any spills and thrills.
Compact design; 6.0MP CMOS image sensor; 1080p image resolution; digital image stabilization; rechargeable lithium-ion battery; shockproof; coldproof
 


5.  HelloTech

www.hellotech.com

HelloTech -- a leading on-demand, in-home technology support startup -- specializes in TV mounting and installation, and has compiled tips to avoid the “Top 5 Most Common TV Mounting Fails” just in time for next week’s game. These tips are foolproof in guiding your readers in optimizing their TV viewing parties while also helping them reduce stress when preparing their surround sound, streaming and more.

FAIL #1: Choosing the Wrong Mount
Before anything else, you need to choose the TV mount right for you. Most important of all, double check the load-bearing capacity of the mount. One that supports 33 pounds is only good for small 15-inch TVs, not for your 55-inch smart TV. HelloTech urges you to choose wisely because watching your expensive television falling and shattering right in the middle of your Super Bowl party would be rather embarrassing (not to mention gut-wrenching).

FAIL #2: Thinking You Can Go It Alone
TV mounting is a two-person job they are wide and heavy and  can hit 50 lbs! That's why HelloTech recommends that at least one person helps you out. An extra pair of hands will certainly be needed to lift and hold brackets in place while you figure out which screws go where.

FAIL #3: Ignoring Those Wall Studs
HelloTech recommends that you be extra sure that you have indeed found the right studs before you start drilling. That way, you don’t have to suffer through having any wrong holes repaired. Additionally, make sure you use the right drill bit. Otherwise, the drilled holes might just be too small or too big for the screws.

FAIL #4: Hammering Near the TV
If during the installation process you need to hammer nails, don’t do so until you have transferred the TV to somewhere safe. This precaution is necessary because any nail that slips from your fingers could hit the TV screen, rendering it useless.

FAIL #5: Buying the Wrong Cables and Wires
HelloTech advises that you carefully plan where all of the cables will go so that they won’t look cluttered and won’t be peeking from behind the TV. Unfortunately, some people can take the organizing too far, so they end up with cables not reaching their intended ports if this happens, never force the cables. Don’t try to bend the TV just to make things connect. These actions can damage  the screen, the ports, the cables, or the wall.


 Enjoy the game!

Friday
Jan132017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on iHeartRadio Radio 105.7 - CES 2017

Happy New Year and as 2017 begins, Rick was at CES in Las Vegas along with 200,000 other people looking at the latest in gadgets tech and getting a glimpse at what's coming in the future. Here, he and Sully have fun talking about Rick's adventures at CES.

Have a listen:

1.  New Phones

LG, Samsung, Burnerphone,  other smaller brands that fit a need.


2. LG's Levitating Speaker

LG plans to mesmerize visitors to the next CES with its new futuristic PJ9 bluetooth speaker, whose levitation is achieved through the use of electromagnets. The PJ9 combines its original design with high-quality sound that can be delivered indoors and outdoors.

The speaker has a battery life of about ten hours and when it is running low on power, it automatically descends onto its "levitation station" where it will recharge wirelessly without any intervention from the listener. As an added bonus, it also complies with the IPX7 norm, meaning that it will not be damaged by dust or immersion in water at depths of less than a meter, which makes it useful both indoors and outdoors.

LG has yet to communicate either the availability or the price tag for this surprising product.


 
3.  Sleep Number 360 smart bed

The bed that learns and reacts

Sleep Number’s 360 smart bed will forever transform the way people sleep. The new integrated design includes a proprietary algorithm (powered by SleepIQ technology) and machine learning to intuitively sense and automatically adjust all night for an effortless and optimized sleep experience.

 https://www.sleepnumber.com/



4.  ShadeCraft's Sunflower Smart Patio Umbrella

 Shadecraft, the pioneer of intelligent, autonomous outdoor living solutions, launches its premiere product, SUNFLOWER, the world’s first artificial intelligence-controlled, solar-powered, robotic patio shade.

SUNFLOWER uses artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT) connectivity to track and tap the sun for optimal shade and energy collection. SUNFLOWER’s integrated security cameras provide consumers with added protection outside their homes through an autonomous robot. The robotic shade’s sensors provide real-time weather data, including UV radiation levels, humidity, air quality, and temperature, and detect wind and obstructions to ensure consumer safety.


5. Showerheads

- Moen - Moen’s new shower system lets you pre-heat the water from your smartphone. U by Moen is a controller that's installed in the shower to deliver more personalization (and hopefully save some time in the morning).
The device allows users to create preset settings for water temperature, so the shower can automatically warm up to the ideal temperature, and allows multiple users to program their own specific settings.

- Hydrao  - The new HYDRAO Loop and First smart showerheads and HYDRAO Drop smart shower light bring innovation, color, enjoyment – and now French design chic – to the bathroom. They are designed to increase awareness of water usage and encourage reduced water and energy consumption.
HYDRAO First will be the first product to become available internationally – starting tomorrow.
The designs of HYDRAO Loop and Drop have already won two new CES Innovation Awards:
HYDRAO Loop in the Smart Home category and HYDRAO Drop in Tech for a Better World.

Friday
Nov112016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Surviving that Middle Seat or Flight From Hell

It's the holiday season and that not only means "Merry Christmas" and Mistletoe, it means the dreaded holiday travel season and that means delayed and packed flight and everything involved with flying testing your patience.

You might even have to deal with an oversold flight or a middle seat on a 737.  

Rick and Sully talk a little travel this week...

What to do if you find yourself in 18B, which is probably a middle seat? Let's take a look and listen...

 

1. Sleep and that Neck Pillow

Sleeping upright can be a possibility—even in the middle seat. Make sure you have the right neck or travel pillow for your body, whether that's a standard neck pillow, a shoulder-wrapping Travelrest Pillow, or even a jacket that converts into a pillow. Though they may not be as cuddly as their foam-filled counterparts, consider blow-up travel pillows for their space-saving qualities. For more convenience, there are now blow up travel pillows.
 

 
2. Noise-Canceling Headphones

Ask any road warrior what to look for in a pair of headphones, and they will say noise-canceling. For just a few hours, a pair of good headphones can be a middle-seat passenger's best friend. The right set tuned to a good movie or music can take your mind off the otherwise muscle-contorting rigors of the middle seat.

Samples: Bose, Beats by Dre BiGR.
 
3. Airline Apps

Make sure you have the app of the airline you are flying downloaded on your phone or tablet. If you get delayed or if there are weather problems, sometimes you can get info and make changes easier on your app, rather than dealing with a gate agent.
 

4. The Airhook

Give your airline seat, especially a middle seat a comfort upgrade. The Airhook is a legroom-saving airline travel accessory that holds your beverage and electronic device. Available here for $22.45.
 

5.  Best "In Air" apps

Tripit published some suggestions here: https://www.tripit.com/blog/2015/02/best-apps-for-inflight-entertainment.html

Conde Nast published some Flight Tracker apps which help pass the time: http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2013-10-16/best-apps-for-tracking-flights