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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
Dec012018

Limpert Tech on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 12/1/18 Tech if you are Entertaining

Sully is back!
The Thanksgiving week is over, but you and your family may still be doing some entertaining over the holidays. Whether it be a holiday party or a small family gathering, Rick has some useful tech for those throwing a party.
Have a listen:
Gadgets and items if you will be entertaining over the holidays
1. Intex Airbeds - if you have visitors coming...
Whether visiting family or traveling to your favorite theme park, rest assured Intex luxury airbeds provide the features you need for a restful sleep in a compact and easy-to-inflate format.
Each Intex airbed is manufactured with Fiber-Tech® Technology, constructed with thousands of high-strength polyester fibers across the internal structures, providing durability for years of lasting comfort. Built with 110-120V internal air pumps and stylish carry bags for easy transport, Intex airbeds are uniquely crafted to cater to your needs.
Intex provides a wide array of convenient, compact and comfortable airbeds that are available at retailers nationwide, including:
·         20” PremAire® ThermaLux™ Airbed – Engineered to maintain comfort regardless of external temperature, the PremAire ThermaLux airbed adapts to hot and cold temperatures wherever you are staying. The airbed features a Microcell™ Contour Top, an extra soft tri-layer weave that insulates in cold weather and wicks moisture in warm, humid weather providing true four season comfort. Equipped with a newly modeled pump panel with a firmness control button and USB port, the PremAire ThermaLux Airbed will become a staple for any traveler that desires versatility. (MSRP $145.00)  Available only at WalMart
 
2. Ullo Wine Purifier
www.ullowine.com
Üllo Wine Purifier ($79.99) – Available at Ullowine.com, Amazon.com, CrateandBarrel.com, Bloomingdales.com, Goop.com and more
This stylish wine purifier improves the taste of wine by removing sulfites via Selective Sulfite Capture technology as well as separating out sediment. To purify wine simply place the aerator on top of a wine glass or carafe and pour through. The handsome design features a display base that captures drips and stores neatly.
·         Offers a patented adjustable on/off aerator
·         Dishwasher safe and make from BPA-free materials
·         Comes with Üllo Wine Purifier, Travel Bag, and Soft-touch display base
·         6 Selective Sulfite Capture™ full bottle filters
o   Üllo filters are made in the USA
Üllo is a revolutionary tool for red and white wine drinkers alike. Suffer from wine headaches? Turns out, the loads of preservatives in that glass of wine are causing you pain. Üllo brings the natural flavors out of every glass of wine, providing the ultimate wine experience while allowing consumption without the headaches.
Acting as both a sulfite filter and an aerator, Üllo can conveniently travel with you to happy hour with your friends or date night with your partner. Whether you’re pouring a glass for yourself or a bottle for a group, Üllo is the perfect gift for any food and wine lover!
 

3. Bokksu - Japanese snack boxes
Treat your party guests to some authentic Japanese snacks with an assortment from Bokksu
-We make it our mission to deliver authentic Japanese gourmet experiences worldwide through our curated Japanese snack boxes.
Or these make great party favors to give guests.
From Hokkaido milk cookies to Kyoto hand-ground matcha, Classic Bokksu gives you the experience of tasting authentic Japanese snacks, candies, and teas delivered to your door directly from Japan. 
Treat yourself to a new Bokksu Bento Box just in time for the holidays. This two-tiered bento box in our signature orange is the perfect gift for anyone who loves Japanese food. With plenty of room for your favorite dishes, it’s great for any on-the-go meal.
 
4. iHome Color Changing Portable Speaker Dock for Echo Dot
Bring the party anywhere with your Amazon Echo Dot through this compact portable stereo speaker with bright LEDs and 6 fun color-changing modes for fun, fabulous color effects. Wirelessly stream Bluetooth audio from compatible devices and enjoy enhanced audio from your Amazon Echo Dot anywhere in your home!
- Color Changing
5 color modes to set the mood:
Glow (slow fade), fast, favorite color, pulse to music, and preset pulsing mode
- Bluetooth
Bluetooth wireless audio
Stream digital audio wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled audio device
 
5. DetoxWater - something you might need after your party
www.detoxwater.com
Every bottle contains 350mg of  clinically proven to promote:
Digestive Health
Nutrient Absorption
Skin Elasticity
Immune Health
Great taste and good for you!
 
6. YANTRA skin products can give you body a much needed 'Holiday Boost'
Here's how to have your skin look its best this winter and over the holidays.
Upscale personal care products are hot this holiday season! 82 percent of female U.S. consumers reported using skin care products at least several times a week, while 64 percent of male respondents reported the same. One of my favorite companies, YANTRA is not only following this trend, but helping set the trend now and into the future. YANTRA products make great holiday gifts.
YANTRA selections are the ultimate product for travel as products have multiple uses. "The Bomb" hair balm is a beard moisturizer, cuticle cream, chapstick and hair texturize that can fit in any bag. "Reign Supreme" hair serum is used to moisturize hair, give it shine, great for hair that maybe hasn't been washed in a couple days to make it smell amazing and give it a boost!
"The Bomb" utilizes 3 major moisturizers: Shea butter, Coconut Oil and Beeswax. Shea butter and coconut oil give you the immediate moisture that dry skin, hair and cuticles require. The beeswax creates a barrier that will help to not only absorb moisture from the atmosphere but will help "The Bomb" to remain in place and give you the moisture that you need for just $40.
Alexandrian Laurel oil is used in the serum and is full of lipids. Lipids are fatty acids that have normally only been used in skin care, and for the first time hair in "Reign Supreme". Taking advantage of the Alexandrian Laurel oils natural benefits, this is a serum that not only helps with immediate results but long term hydration the more you use it, and the price point is only $60.
 

Monday
Nov052018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Top Tech Trends

This week, Rick and Sully take a look at a list of the top strategic technology trends that organizations need to explore in 2019.

You need to be familiar with these terms...
 
Have a listen to Rick and Sully:


1.  Immersive experience

Look beyond virtual reality and augmented reality to a future model of immersive user experience, where we connect with the digital world across hundreds of surrounding edge devices. These include traditional computing devices, wearables, cars, environmental sensors and consumer appliances.


2.  Autonomous things

This includes robots, drones and autonomous vehicles that use AI to automate functions previously performed by humans. The next shift is likely to be from standalone intelligent things to swarms of collaborative devices working either independently or with human input. For example, a drone could decide that a field is ready for harvesting, and dispatch a robot harvester. Or in the delivery market, the most effective solution may be to use an autonomous vehicle to move packages to the target area. Robots and drones on board the vehicle could then ensure final delivery of the package."

Some interesting possibilities to watch.
 

3. Augmented analytics

Augmented analytics focuses on the use of machine learning to improve how analytics content is developed and used. Gartner said augmented analytics capabilities will quickly go mainstream as part of data preparation, data management, modern analytics, business process management, process mining and data science platforms. As it automates the process of data preparation, insight generation and insight visualisation, it could eliminate the need for professional data scientists in many scenarios.
 


4.  Data Mining

Data mining is the practice of examining large amounts of data in user databases and websites to find consumer patterns, behaviors, and relationships that can be useful in marketing goods and services online.

 

5. Quantum computing


It's still very early days for quantum computing, which promises to help find answers to problems too complex for traditional computers to solve. Industries including automotive, financial, insurance, pharmaceuticals and the military have the most to gain from advancements in quantum computing, and Gartner said that CIOs should start planning for it by understanding how it can apply to real-world business problems with the aim of using it by 2023 or 2025.

6.  mHealth

An abbreviation for mobile health, the term for all mobile devices and apps that allow patients and providers to monitor health information. It is a rapidly growing sector for both patients and providers.
 

Saturday
Nov032018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Getting Fit Before the Holidays

The No. 1 New Year's Resolution is "Getting Fit in the New Year"

Why not get a jump on all your friends? There are a number of newly released and tried and true gadgets that can help your body and help your plan out your fitness for the New Year.
 
Have a listen to Rick and Sully:




1.  FitBit Charge 3
$149.95
www.fitbit.com

The latest fitness band from FitBit.
Understand your health and take action to improve with Fitbit Charge 3—an advanced fitness tracker that uses 24/7 heart rate & personalized insights to reveal what's below the surface.
7-day battery live, a large, touchscreen and backlit display that automatically adjusts to lighting conditions, it’s easier to see stats, notifications or the time in sunlight or at night.

It also allows users to stay connected with call and calendar alerts, text notifications and quick replies, plus notifications from smartphone apps. Available when your phone is nearby, quick replies coming soon to Android only.
 


2. RAD Roller and line of products
www.radroller.com

Massage/Mobility/Recovery
The RAD Roller and line of products will perfectly bracket your spine and hold its shape so you can dig deeper into the spots that count

Relieves muscle tension, increases mobility and aids in recovery through self myofascial release
Medium density / made of high quality silicone that grips the skin and wipes clean
19 + USES / Designed for upper back, neck and feet. Can also use on rotator cuff, pecs, triceps, PSOAS, glutes, hamstrings, adductors, quads, peroneals, calves and more

IDEAL FOR / pre and post-workout, yoga, travel, body maintenance, muscle tightness, muscle pain (jaw, neck, shoulders, back, hips, legs, hands, feet), personal training, increasing performance, athletes (soccer, tennis, volleyball, running, cycling, hiking, swimming, basketball, football, baseball, weight lifting, body building, etc.), flexibility, crossfit training, health and wellness, etc.
Prices starting at $16
 


3. Babolat Pure Aero (new)
www.babolat.com

Get out on the tennis court this fall and winter!

Developed with Rafael Nadal, the newest iteration confirms the Pure Aero as the racket of reference for spin. For Babolat like any tennis player, tennis is a lot more than just winning. It’s about striving to improve, challenging others, and always getting better by being fueled by fight. The new Pure Aero channels this very same spirit: Babolat took a successful racket, dared to enhance it, and raised the overall performance by increasing control and feel.

Since the launch of the first Aero racket in 2005, Babolat has continued to improve its aerodynamic concept through a series of innovations bringing increased power and spin that have made this racket so successful with a total of 19 Grand Slam wins. Now with added stability and feel that today’s players demand, the new

Pure Aero ushers in the next chapter of Babolat’s success story.
To appreciate the step forward the Pure Aero represents, it’s important to understand the evolution of the modern game, and especially the use of spin by today’s players. Alex Israel, tennis category manager explains,

“Spin has become essential in tennis. Originally used as a defensive tactic to wear out an opponent, players now apply spin as an offensive move to create an advantage within the point. And as the game becomes faster, they are now looking for more precision.”

In developing the optimal spin-friendly innovation, Babolat asked 3500+ testers worldwide an important question: Which racket benefits on a Pure Aero frame are most important to you?
With Chomarat, Babolat engineers developed an innovative solution to maximize stability in the racket. Carbon Ply Stabilizer is a new generation of woven and sewn carbon fibers integrated in the throat of the racket to give the new Pure Aero extraordinary stability. This carbon is more rigid, bringing more stability at impact, which increases control.
 

4. Tifosi Eyewear
ENLIVEN™, NEW COLOR ENHANCING LENS FOR GOLF @ $49.95
www.tifosioptics.com

Enliven™ Color Capture technology adjusts the wavelengths of light that matter most; making greens, blues, and reds pop with definition. Enhanced contrast reveals changes in textures of the greens and maximizes color separation to enhance depth perception. The added contrast makes it easier to track a ball in flight and distinguish it on the fairway.

Enliven lens technology is available in a wide range of already popular Tifosi frame styles including Seek FC, Veloce and the new Alliant, each at $49.95 MSRP.

Tifosi is the word for Super-fan. That is exactly who we are and who we make our eyewear for. Our mission is to provide technically advanced eyewear to enthusiasts of all sports and outdoor activities. We design, test, and torture our product to enhance your sport whether you’re running a 5k, riding your first century or playing 18 holes on Sunday. Tifosi defines us. We are enthusiasts about our product, our sport, and our fun.
 
 

5. Cybershoes
www.cybershoes.io
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cybershoes/cybershoes-step-into-vr

Starting around $200

Play VR games and track your exercise.
With the Cybershoes at your feet, all of your virtual reality moments are controlled by your own physical movement, so you can feel like you’re exploring ancient dwarven ruins or fleeing from a grasping horde of the undead.

Now stepping into your virtual dreamscapes is possible thanks to VR company Cybershoes GmbH, (https://www.cybershoes.io/ ), and their initial product Cybershoes®, an innovative VR auxiliary device capable of transforming your run-of-the-mill VR experience into the most immersive gameplay you’ve ever encountered.

Cybershoes delivers a brand-new immersive user experience thanks to the state-of-the-art VR hardware and software that was designed specifically for VR gaming while remaining the most affordable VR movement accessory on the market.  As you begin your VR journey with the Cybershoes strapped to your feet, in your favorite swivel chair, you can control your in-game character by the simple, physical movement of walking.
After an extremely successful E3 2018 hardware demo, Cybershoes GmbH has launched a Kickstarter campaign, (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cybershoes/cybershoes-step-into-vr), to bring its products to market.
 

6. Vapor Fresh - laundry detergent pods for athletes
www.vaporfresh.com

Strong Enough for Gym Clothes, Gentle Enough for Everything Else, Vapor Fresh is the FIRST and ONLY laundry detergent pod on the market that combines high-performance with green cleaning and is free and clear. Unlike other free and clear or eco-friendly laundry detergents available today, Vapor Fresh doesn’t sacrifice cleaning power.  Vapor Fresh is strong enough to eliminate sweat and odor in the smelliest gym clothes, but is also gentle enough for everyday use on all laundry. Vapor Fresh uses an advanced enzyme blend to allow it to perform well in cold water, which can help lower energy consumption by up to 90% from a warm (or hot) water wash and reduce energy costs by $0.60 per load. Vapor Fresh Laundry Detergent pods can be purchased online at VaporFresh.com, on Amazon.com and at select grocers for $13.99 for 30 pods.
 

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
Jul072018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Community Ride-Share Scooters and Bikes

Community-share scooters, bikes and transports are all the rage!

Rick and Sully seem to mention them every week. But this week, that is the focus and they go more in depth on what you may soon find as "short hop" options on your streets or neighborhoods.

Have a listen to see how you can use these services and how the trend is growing.



1.  Bird
www.bird.co

The Bird system of dockless, electric, lightweight scooters is taking off in Atlanta as a means of travel that link commuters between transit and home—or to anywhere too far to walk, or too close to drive, to. It’s the California-based company’s first foray into the Southeast.

Initially, Atlantans have found Birds in Midtown, Tech Square, downtown, and south of Interstate 20 in West End, but it's speading even more than that as we are now in Summer.

Taking Bird “vehicles” is an app-based endeavor that costs $1 to start each ride, then 15 cents per minute afterwards.

Bird employees begin tracking them down, charging, and storing them overnight at 8 p.m. The scooters are returned to “nests” at 7 a.m. the following day.

Typically, three Birds roost at each nest. Some property owners agree to host more more, however.
Helmets (like drivers licenses) are required by law and are provided by Bird upon request. Each scooter’s scootin’ capabilities are capped at 15 mph, and they’ll fly about 15 miles per charge. Scooting about ATL for anyone under 18 years old is a no-no.

The company has pledged to remit $1 per scooter, per day, to city governments to help build permanent bike lanes, maintain infrastructure, and promote safety. Per Bird’s estimation, 40 percent of U.S. car trips are less than two miles long.
 


2.  Muving
www.muvingusa.com

Muving, an electric scooter company based in Spain, launched 75 scooters in Midtown around June 15. Riders can reserve and use a scooter through the Muving app but must have a drivers license and be at least 18 years old. The scooters can travel up to 45 miles and can reach speeds of 30 MPH.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber helped bring the company to the City of Atlanta, which has been supportive of the project. While the city has not passed any requirements yet dealing with shareable “dockless mobility devices,” they have drafted an ordinance, which Muving is working to follow. Unlike the Bird electric scooters that have taken over the city, Muving’s bikes cannot simply be parked on the street.
Rides cost 35 cents per minute or 15 cents per minute when the scooter is in standby mode. The scooters are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, but if they are well received, they could end up running 24/7.

3. Relay Bike Share
www.relaybikeshare.com

Relay Bike Share has grown to include more than 500 bikes at 60-plus stations spanning from West End to Buckhead’s PATH 400.
The rentable sky-blue bikes have become ubiquitous around Atlanta. Try one!
 


4. Ofo Dockless Bikes
www.ofo.com

Ofo, founded in China in 2014, secured a business license with the city and launched in Midtown, Little Five Points, Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward last Wednesday.

Company representatives said pricing will be $1 to start a ride and an additional $1 for every half hour ridden. Ofo will also be testing out a new drop-off model in Atlanta where the company is partnering with local businesses. Users will be required to start a trip and end a trip on the private property of one of those designated businesses.

 
5.  Uber and Lyft not far behind

Ride-hailing company Uber announced an agreement to acquire JUMP Bikes, “an electronic, dockless bike-sharing service,” giving Uber access to its 12,000 GPS-enabled bikes in 40 cities across six countries.
Lyft - has recently bought one of the one of the biggest bike-sharing companies in the US - Motivate
Motivate accounts for about 80 percent of bike-share trips in the US, also operates networks in Chicago; Boston; Washington, DC; Portland, Oregon; Columbus; and Minneapolis.
 

6. Product to get... to be safe...  for all these bikes and scooters... Morpher Folding Helmet
It folds as you squash it in from both sides – the Morpher packs down far smaller, making it a better option for those who really want to save on space in their bag. Make sure you opt for the version of the Morpher that meets your local safety standards if you order online. a little over $100, buy on morpherhelmet.com