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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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Saturday
Feb232019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - 2/23/19 - New NASCAR Tech

On Sunday, February 24, the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race rounds out the weekend’s NASCAR action as this series picks up where it left off at the exciting Daytona 500.

Tickets for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 weekend can be purchased by calling 877-9-AMS-TIX or by visiting www.atlantamotorspeedway.com

Rick and Sully talk about some new NASCAR tech as the races come to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend
 



1.  NASCAR Back in Atlanta this weekend.
Three big races. The only NASCAR races in Atlanta each year.


2.  Kennesaw’s Ultimate Tailgating to Sponsor AMS Truck Series Race this Weekend

Kennesaw, Georgia-based Ultimate Tailgating will sponsor the February 23 Ultimate Tailgating 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

“I can’t think of a better pairing than NASCAR and tailgating,” said Michael Bailey, CEO of Ultimate Tailgating. “We are excited to be on board with the Gander Outdoor Truck Series and there’s no better place than Atlanta Motor Speedway because that’s where we call home.”

Ultimate Tailgating is the nation’s premier event rental company specializing in all-inclusive tailgating, corporate, marketing and hospitality rentals. From concerts to football games and, of course, NASCAR, Ultimate Tailgating can elevate your tailgate. The company has eight locations that serve 40 states. NASCAR fans are familiar with Ultimate Tailgating on many levels. The fact that it is local to Metro Atlanta is the icing on the cake.


3. iRacing Gaining in Popularity
www.iracing.com

iRacing, an online simulation of the real deal each week in Nascar. The paint schemes on stock cars, the cockpit view of thick traffic, the detail of the tracks down to each tunnel turn, bridge and banking, are all so realistic it’s like watching a Nascar race from an in-car camera on broadcast TV.  

iRacing is the ultimate global racing portal. Whether you want to experience a NASCAR Cup car, a World of Outlaws Sprint car, an open-wheel IndyCar, an Australian V-8 Supercar, an IMSA Prototype or Touring Car, or the ultimate: an FIA Grand Prix car, iRacing’s online racing simulations offer them all. All you need is a computer equipped with one or more USB ports, and a digital wheel/pedal, or gamepad backed by a high-speed Internet connection. iRacing does the work for you by organizing and managing more than 40 official series, or you can choose to race in more than 400 private leagues or launch your own hosted events.
 

4. The new "NASCAR DRIVE"

Nascar Drive, a 360-degree camera feed, and communications between drivers and their crew chiefs. Nascar Drive will be available not only in the Nascar Mobile app but also on desktop and the mobile web. For the Daytona 500, fans will get the 360 view for Bubba Wallace’s No. 43 car. And with daily fantasy sports continuing to grow as an industry, Nascar has revamped its Nascar Fantasy Live game, which generated a 74 percent increase in players year over year and a 100 percent increase in total game entries.
 

5. NASCAR's New Marketing Strategy


Nascar is ushering in a new era of marketing, and not just because of the new generation of drivers. Nascar has suffered some of the largest declines across major American sports during the last two years. In 2016, Monster Energy Cup races averaged about 4.5 million viewers, but that number fell to 4.1 million viewers in 2017 and just 3.3 million viewers last year. All but a few individual races saw viewership declines, year over year.

In addition to the dropping ratings, some individual tracks have had trouble filling seats. Notably, fan favorites like Charlotte, Daytona and Richmond have torn out tens of thousands of seats to avoid mostly empty grandstands.

Despite falling viewership and attendance numbers, Nascar’s top marketers tracked its brand health through a number of key markets from 2017 to 2018, which experienced a “big bump,” according to Nascar vp of brand marketing Pete Jung. Heading into the 2019 season, Nascar plans to leverage its crop of young phenoms—who he called the greatest influx of new talent the sport may have ever seen—in its marketing, tap new technology and improve the in-person racing experience to boost fan interest in the sport.
Marketing a new generation

Nasacar faces a unique problem. When a fan’s favorite driver retires, who does the fan now root for? The racing circuit hopes to answer that by marketing its new class of rising stars.

The sport has worked with partners like 77 Ventures and VaynerMedia to create unscripted, driver-centric content for drivers to share on social media. Using their stories, Nascar “can take that creative to the next step and create a deeper dive into some of these young stars like Chase Elliot, Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace,” Gregory said, adding, “We use digital and social content to let fans have a chance to get to know them better and more quickly.”

Nascar also developed a 24-hour content studio in its Charlotte newsroom where video can be shot and cut whenever a driver visits.

Teaming with media agency Crossmedia, Jung said Nascar has developed a proprietary database that has allowed it to become more sophisticated in its marketing across a number of media, from national spots to strategic investments in 30 markets, as well as buys on streaming services like Pandora and Spotify. Nascar has also improved its programmatic and out-of-home buys.

As fans interact with content on digital, Nascar builds a profile that identifies the style and personality of a driver the fan might relate to. So when a driver like Tony Stewart retires, Nascar can target fans with content about Kyle Busch because they gravitate toward a driver who’s rebellious and surly.

6. NASCAR plans 2021 introduction for new Generation 7 Cup series car

Road-relevance and controlled costs are two of the targets for the next generation of NASCAR machinery.
NASCAR's new-for-2019 aerodynamic package for the existing Generation 6 cars is a bridge to the Generation 7 car.

"I think it's important to note that the reason we headed in this direction with the 2019 rules package was really to line us up for where we wanted to go in the future from a racing standpoint, both on track from a car's look and feel and then under the hood from an engine perspective," said NASCAR's executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O'Donnell.

"If you look at a lot of the dialogue we've had with our existing OEMs, potential OEMs, there's a lot of interest to do some things differently in terms of making the cars look even more like they do on the street, making sure that we can evolve some of our engine technology as well.

"So what we've done is spent the better part of a year putting together a Gen-7 model.

"We're in process now of going out and talking to OEMs, talking in the industry and getting their feedback on what they like and what they may want to see tweaked, but the goal for us is to roll this out fairly quickly with an accelerated timeline to 2021."

Saturday
Feb092019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Valentine's Day Tech

Axel is in for Sully this week as he is up in the Northeast celebrating a Patriots Super Bowl victory.



It's just days until Valentine's Day, and tech or gadgets of various types always make great gifts.
 
Rick and Axel look at some of the possibilities:



1.   SodaStream Fizzi One Touch - $129.99
www.sodastream.com


Eco-friendly and great tasting!
SodaStream prevents more than 3,700 single-use plastic bottles and cans from entering the waste stream to begin with. SodaStream presents a unique gifting experience for couples who love sparkling water but don’t like the space and money copious bottled waters take up.

With the SodaStream Fizzi One Touch, saving the world from plastic pollution has never been so easy – stylish – or refreshing. The sleek Fizzi One Touch is SodaStream’s newest model and carbonates tap water at the touch of a button. With three levels of automatic carbonation, you can perfectly customize your sparkling water and there’s no worry of accidentally fizzing all over yourself.
Try for 30 days... 2 year warranty
 

2. HEY Bracelet

www.heybracelet.com

With HEY you can send and receive a real human touch, no matter where you are. I saw this unique item at CES 2019 in Las Vegas and immediately thought of Valentine’s Day. The HEY bracelet lets you feel your loved one, no matter the distance. You get two bracelets, one for you and one for your sweetie! HEY bracelet is the first haptic bracelet that can send and receive a real human touch. Receiving a touch feels like a little ‘squeeze’ around the wrist and is comforting, instantly making you feel loved and closer to the person who sent it, no matter where they are. HEY incorporates advanced technology that communicates through Bluetooth with your smartphone. Your touch is transferred directly to the HEY app on your phone, and from there to the paired HEY bracelet anywhere in the world. The recipient will feel the touch as a gentle squeeze around their wrist. It’s a unique sensation, that can’t be compared to anything else. There is also a new HEY Touch coming out as well, that will let you stay “in touch” with even more friends. Order your pair of HEY bracelets for $115.
 


3. Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker: $99.95
https://www.cuisinart.com/prod ucts/coffee_makers/dcb-10/

Coffee the easy way!

Cuisinart's Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker introduces a new way to make authentic cold brew coffee – in as little as 25 minutes! Like traditional cold brewers, the Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker saturates coffee grounds in cool water, never exposing them to the high temperatures that release oils, which can create an acidic taste. Cuisinart utilizes a unique spin technology to circulate coffee through water for total flavor extraction in a fraction of the time manual brewers require, meaning that coffee is naturally smoother and sweeter.
 

4. Loudmouth Golf
https://us.loudmouthgolf.com/

- Shorts, pants, skirts and more.
Great colors and designs
This year-round best seller is BACK IN STOCK! For all you Good Time Charlies, “Happy Hour” is a retro design featuring high-ball, Manhattan and martini glasses - garnished Loudmouth style. Wear these for any occasion including weddings, bachelor parties, vacation, dinner parties, and of course golf... We promise you'll have even more FUN!
 


 

5. Crosley Radio (Vintage Look) with Bluetooth
www.crosleyradio.com

Believe it or not, radios and cassette players are back in style. Radios never went away, even in this age of the internet and satellite radios. Get behind the wheel of your musical road trip with the Corsair radio from Crosley. Remember when the power goes out and the internet goes down, a radio can be you lifeline and information source. Look under the hood to pop in a CD, or tune the AM/FM radio in bright colors with a chrome chassis. Get on the road on time with a built-in alarm clock with dual alarms. The dynamic stereo speakers under the grill are enough to get anyone’s wheels spinning in the morning!  There is also a headphone jack. All for $89.95.
 

6. Solo Vestry 15.6 Inch Laptop Bucket Tote
https://solo-ny.com/

Great bag for the woman on the go...  $79.99  less on some other sites if you can find
17.72" high
9.84" wide
17.72" high and 9.84" wide
Vinyl body with leopard pattern interior lining
Fully-padded laptop compartment fits most MacBooks and laptops up to 15.6"
Interior organizer section with leopard interior lining
Top zippered closure
Metal feet to protect bottom of bag
Rear Ride Along feature for consolidated travel
Solo's Unstoppable 5-Year Guarantee
 

Saturday
Feb022019

Limpert Tech on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 2/2/19 - Rick's Big Game Tech

It's the Rams and the Patriots!
The Super Bowl is in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but it's such a big event, it takes over the whole downtown area.
A big event likes this means new gadgets, new tech and tech news!
 
What's going on with Tech at the Super Bowl?
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Rick and Sully discuss:
1.   NFL's 1st and Future Competition
The National Football League (NFL) has teamed up with Arrow Electronics and Georgia Institute of Technology for the 4th annual 1st and Future competition. The event is the NFL’s annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in player health, safety and performance. Two competitive categories were featured for this year’s event with the “NFL Punt Analytics Competition” and “Innovations to Advance Athlete Health and Safety Competition”. 
It's a Shark Tank like competition.
 
2. How to Stream the Super Bowl from Anywhere
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If you are watching the Super Bowl on CBS in the United States, fans can access the game for free over the air or through cable TV with a subscription. The game will be available online at CBSSports.com and on the CBS Sports app, and through the CBS All Access subscription service.
Other ways:
YouTube TV: $40/mont (There’s a 14-day free trial available)
To watch:  Go to YouTube TV and sign up. Then sign up for ExpressVPN and connect to a U.S. server location.
DirecTV Now: $40/month (There’s a 7-day free trial available)
To watch: Go to DirecTV and sign up. Then sign up for ExpressVPN and connect to a U.S. server location.
Hulu: $40/month (There’s a 7-day free trial available.)
To watch: Go to Hulu and select a plan. Then sign up for ExpressVPN and connect to a U.S. server location.
PlayStation Vue: $45/month (There’s a 7-day free trial available)
To watch: PlayStation Vue bundles and select your plan. Then sign up for ExpressVPN and connect to a U.S. server location.
NFL Game Pass International (not US Version): $115/year for all games (There’s a 7-day free trial available)
To watch: Go to https://gamepass.nfl.com/ and sign up for Season Plus (for all games). Then sign up for ExpressVPN and connect to a non-U.S. location where all games are available.
3. Hyundai Shopper Assurance
Hyundai Shopper Assurance has transformed the car buying process, providing customers with a frictionless, efficient and transparent experience. Roughly one year after the program was rolled out to Hyundai dealers nationwide, and after receiving positive feedback from customers and dealers, Hyundai is starting national advertising for the program.
Hyundai's 60-second first-quarter Super Bowl ad will star Jason Bateman and show how much better car buying can be with Shopper Assurance. Jason Bateman, the award-winning actor, director and producer, will bring his comedic savvy to the ad in a way only he can.
Shopper Assurance consists of four elements that make the process of purchasing a car easier, faster and worry-free. Since the start of its national availability in February 2018, 632 of Hyundai's dealers now offer the voluntary program, representing more than 77 percent of Hyundai's sales volume. Customers who have purchased a Hyundai vehicle through the program have responded very favorably.:
 
4. HyperX Brings Videogaming to the Super Bowl
The HyperX truck is onsite
HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced that the HyperX Esports Truck – North America’s first mobile competitive gaming arena – will host four days of free football gaming competition at the Super Tailgate Party located just one block from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The HyperX Esports Truck is owned and operated by Allied Esports, a global esports entertainment company. Proceeds from the sale of food and beverages will support the NFL Retired Players Association.
Bigger than four full-sized food trucks, the two-level HyperX Esports Truck will bring a unique esports experience to Atlanta. The state-of-the-art, 18-wheel, 35-ton semi-trailer unfolds with a push of a button revealing a self-contained mobile esports arena.
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Fans are invited to join the free gaming experience to compete against other football fans and local gamers on HyperX’s pro gaming stage. Attendees will have the chance to test their gaming skills using the latest HyperX gaming gear as they battle fellow gamers for the chance to win HyperX award-winning gaming gear including gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, and mousepads. Raffles are planned during competition hours. All attendees are encouraged to share photos using #HyperXTailgate online for a chance to win HyperX gaming accessories and prizes.
 
5. Breaking Data Usage Records in Atlanta
The newest, most state-of-the-art NFL stadium is ready to host the matchup on Super Bowl Sunday, and the expectation is that fans will once again break data usage records.
Every year the data usage numbers go up, and the same is expected at Super Bowl 53. Last year's Super Bowl 52 game between the Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles was the fifth year in a row that data usage broke records. Fans consumed 16.31 terabytes of data over Wi-Fi that year, and cell usage increased, too. There were 18.8 TB of data going over the Verizon network inside the stadium on game day last year, and AT&T reported 7.2 TB of data going over its network inside the stadium. Sprint combined numbers from both inside and immediately around the stadium, for a total of 9.7 TB on its networks during Super Bowl 52.
 
6. Comcast/Xfinity Offering Free Wi-Fi at Spots Downtown
Comcast is offering free public Wi-Fi during the week of January 27 at eight MARTA transit stations, parts of the downtown Atlanta entertainment district - which includes Centennial Olympic Park - and at State Farm Arena, SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta. With tens of thousands of football fans preparing to visit Atlanta, Comcast is opening more than 5,300 Xfinity WiFi hotspots at the following locations: 
State Farm Arena: Jan. 31 - Feb. 3
Downtown Entertainment District: Jan. 26 - Feb. 2
Coca-Cola Roxy: Feb. 1
SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta: Feb 1 – 3
Eight MARTA stations: Five Points, Garnett, North Avenue, Dome, Arts Center, Civic Center, Midtown, Peachtree Center: Jan. 26 – Feb. 2

 

*Enjoy the game!

Monday
Jan072019

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
Robots
Automotive companies
Apparel companies
Adult oriented companies

 

Saturday
Dec222018

LimpertTech with Sully on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Last Minute Gadget and Tech Ideas

You are among the millions of Americans that have waited until the last minute to either start or finish your holiday shopping!
If you've waiting and are stick, Rick and Sully are here to help. Have a listen:
 
Last Minute Gadget Gift Ideas
1.  Cases for your devices
Catalyst makes great cases for all of your devices like smartphones, tablets, etc.
Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of protective waterproof cases, announced the 100% waterproof case for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max are available today, in time for the Holidays.  Waterproof cases for iPhone XR are available for and will be ready to ship after the New Year. The case offers the same industry-leading waterproof rating as the Catalyst case for the iPhone X, which boasts up to 33ft (10m) waterproof protection and 6.6ft (2m) drop protection.
They are also making cases for your AirPods.
 
2. Notebooks like Rocketbooks or Blu Notebooks
Reusable notebooks from Rocketbook
Blu Notebooks - notebooks that have a unique look of Blueprints
 
3. Wearables
Pick up a wearable deivice for that hard to buy for person on their list and let them have some fun with it. There are wearables from Fitbit, Misfit, Nike etc.
Also good for those looking to improve their fitness in the new year.
 
4. Chargers -  Solpro Helios Smart Solar Charger - it’s 40% off, only $35
HELIOS SMART™ - Meet the solar powered smart charger that goes wherever you go. The Helios Smart can charge up your smartphone after just 90 minutes soaking up the sun’s rays. It’s all possible thanks to the tri-fold solar panel array and three high-efficiency solar panels.
Plus, with two USB outputs and one USB input, it can take a charge from your laptop, desktop, or wall outlet. Get Helios Smart and get off the grid. All this lightweight booster needs to keep your devices charged is a quick suntan.
Fast Facts
In direct sunlight, Helios Smart collects enough solar energy for a 3X charge in 5 to 6 hours.
The dual USB ports let you charge two devices at once.
Maximum Power Point Tracking Technology (MPPT) boosts charging performance even in less-than-ideal conditions.
Charges: Smartphones, Tablets, Music Players, Handheld Video Game Systems, Cameras
 
5.  For Smartphone Camera Photographers - LitraTorch  $79

Tiny. Powerful. Rechargeable. Waterproof. Bright as a coastal lighthouse at full power. The LITRA LitraTorch Photo and Video light packs 800 lumens of light—that is 4x more light than my super-bright cycling headlight—in a tiny little package that can slip directly from your holiday stocking into your camera bag and easily satisfy dozens of artificial-illumination needs.
 
6. Coffee or Coffeeshop Gift Cards
There may be no more appreciated gift by those that love coffee, than coffee itself or a coffeeshop gift card... think Starbucks, Scooter's or your local coffee haven.
Maybe it's individual coffees like Grass Fed Coffee
 
Or Coffee companies that give back, like Fire Dept. Coffee
If there’s one thing we learned during our years in the military and fire service, it’s that a good cup of coffee and a well-timed jolt of caffeine are essential for long nights and high-octane lifestyles.
We also discovered that we had a true passion for roasting high-quality coffee beans, so we made it our mission to make great-tasting, easy-drinking coffee for hard working people everywhere.
It’s received the stamp of approval from firehouses, job sites, and offices all across the country.
We guarantee quality, so every batch of Fire Department Coffee is fresh roasted. You order. 
We roast. We deliver. It’s that simple.
** 10% of proceeds from every order goes towards supporting ill or injured firefighters and first responders. It’s great coffee for a great cause. Together, we’re helping take care of our nation’s heroes, one cup at a time.