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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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Saturday
Jul012017

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

Atlanta and cycling.

Although Atlanta has historically been a city defined by the automobile, its increasingly compact urban form and mild climate are encouraging residents to cycle to work, shopping, and recreational destination.

Stats:

Miles of bike lanes in the city of Atlanta: 45.2
Miles of bike lanes proposed under the city's official transportation plan: 226

In 2013, Mayor Kasim Reed announced plans for Atlanta to become a top-10 cycling city—a goal that seemed a tad ambitious when he gave it a timeline of three years. But now that the 2016 deadline is here, the wheels are finally in motion: The Atlanta Regional Commission has approved a $1 billion plan to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

This will be the first time the city has developed a comprehensive trail plan that seeks to connect communities and the big multi-use paths—like the Silver Comet trail to Alabama, and the 22-mile Beltline around the city's core.
 

- Have a listen to Rick and Sully

1. City Bikes are back like... the Linus Pronto

Linus Pronto

The brand is already well-known for its collection of classy, vintage-inspired town bikes.  The Pronto is a range-expander bike—it’s meant as a graduation from occasional rides into more frequent, longer trips. The frame is aluminum, and the entire bike is eight pounds lighter than the brand’s Roadster. Positioning is a little more aggressive for nimble handling than the other models in the brand, and the 1x8 drivetrain provides range for climbing. The bike retails for $669; fenders come stock.
 

2. Lightweight disc brakes come to Bikes

 
Are disc breaks going from our cars to our bikes?

Disc brakes are becoming more and more popular. Bike companies are even beginning to release wholly re-designed bikes, purposely built to accommodate the additional braking power.

Now, with the recent proclamation by the UCI that they’ll give the brakes a second go in the WorldTour we reckon we’re about to see plenty of race bikes released with some lightweight stoppers.
 
3. Wind Blox

www.wind-blox.com

Improves safety for cyclists
 #1 Most Effective Wind Noise Blocker: Stops up to 80% of Wind Noise
Made of Technical Materials Cyclists Require
Easy Installation and Care
Reduce Windchill on Ears
Wind Noise Reduction for Bicycling

The quick bi-directional Velcro closure takes seconds to mount to either side of your helmet. You don't have to disassemble your helmet straps to install. They are durable, easy wash and dry, they don't come unglued, fray or matt.
 

4. Pedego Electric Bikes

www.pedegoelectricbikes.com

Pedego Electric Bikes make riding more fun. An electric bike is just like a regular bicycle - only better. You can pedal normally (or not), and get power when you want it. You have the freedom to go farther and faster, without getting too sweaty. You're empowered to conquer hills and headwinds with ease. There are plenty of reasons to ride an electric bike, and the best reason is simple - it's fun. And who doesn't like to have fun?
Pedego is the market leader. Prices start around $2,000
 

5. Linka Smartlock

-No ordinary bike lock
This is no run of the mill chain - it’s essentially a SWAT team for your bike. It’ll send you push notifications if it senses someone attempting to hack it off, deafening them with a 100 dB alarm. In the case of a thief succeeding in cycling off, the lock has a geolocator to help you catch up with them

Have a great 4th of July weekend!

Sunday
Jun112017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Dad's Day Gift Ideas

It's time to reward and honor Dad.  June 18 is Father's Day and it's the perfect time to introduce some new tech and gadgets into Dad's life.


He may say he doesn't really want or need anything, but he really does.

Have a listen:

Bass Pro Shops Free Kids' Fishing Weekends - Rick was out at Bass Pro Shops this week for their big announcements
June 10,11  June 17,18
 

Rick and Sully discuss some Dad's Day Tech



1.  Columbia Golf and Sportswear

Golfers want to fish; anglers want to play a round of golf. Why not do both in Columbia Sportswear? The PFG collections allows one to go from golf course to fishing boat with the Tamiami II or Bahama II shirts. These shirts "breathe" and are designed to shield the sun, while being cool and comfortable. Also check out Columbia shorts, rainwear, 1/4 zips and vests at www.columbia.com
 

2. Beltology - versatile belts

www.beltology.com

Beltology is a digitally native belt brand that designs and manufactures modern, expressive belts interwoven with flex, allowing for maximum comfort and flexibility, whether you’re at work or playing golf. Beltology styles are researched and tested; they meld style and science, giving serious players the perfect stretch for the perfect backswing. They also don’t have set holes, allowing adjustability after the 19th hole as well.
In recent years, golfers and non-golfers alike have flocked to Beltology for its versatile styles, all-day comfort and modern materials. We even have some PGA Tour players who wear the belt on and off the golf course.
Each belt features premium (and often unexpected) materials and thoughtful details: a classic woven strap, leather trimming, and a custom buckle — all meticulously hatched with function in mind. The Litmus -- a stretch full-leather belt in a range of neutrals -- encapsulates Beltology meticulous attention to detail, craftsmanship and premium materials. By melding unmatched performance and unparalleled style, Beltology presents a superior golf belt. &60-$85
 

3. Orbit Wallet

Orbit Wallet (MSRP $109.99), is the world’s most high-tech wallet.  The Orbit Wallet offers RFID blocking for credit card security, has a built-in Orbit device for locating when lost. Orbit Wallet owners will never be left without power, with its built-in 2500mAh battery, allowing at least one full recharge, and a micro-USB and lightning adapter for compatibility with a wide range of smartphones.
 

4. Samsung Galaxy S8 - Android Phone - AT&T

- Getting 5-star reviews across the board
The Samsung Galaxy S8. It unlocks with a look, communicates with you, connects to your home, can handle a splash(11), and can pretty much take you anywherStream DIRECTV1 data-free on the world's first Infinity Screen.
The Galaxy S8 is an HDR certified smartphone, so you can watch shows and films the way they were meant to be seen. The big screen has room for multiple windows, so you can watch a video and text at the same time.e with Gear VR. And meet Bixby, the assistant that learns from you to help you do more.
- Samsung's best camera, now even smarter
- Facial recognition or iris scanner features. Unlock your phone and its contents with a glance from you.
- Better Battery
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835
This phone does it all.
 

Gent's Golf and Fashionable Hats

Don't just buy a golf hat, but a hat that will last and make a statement from Gent's. Gent's Golf and Sports Performance caps are made with lightweight material that features moisture wicking, quick-dry performance fabric and adjustable strap-backs that complement an active lifestyle. Gent's caps are perfect for your morning run, multiple rounds of golf, and walk on a beach against a picturesque sunset. See at: www.gentsco.com
 BB&T Atlanta Open Tickets:

Makes a great Father's Day gift. Sully asked me for an update. It's time to get your tickets now at www.bbtatlantaopen.com.

Saturday
Jun032017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - SVG College Sports Summit

Thursday and Friday, the SVG College Sports Summit was in town at the OMNI CNN Center and Rick is an attendee every year. The Summit focuses on everything tech-related that colleges around the country use to broadcast their athletic events.

See more at www.svgcollege.com

And here is what he saw:



1. Storytelling

Branding and telling your story is the job of these college broadcast teams when it comes to sports teams. Fans want more, sponsors want exposure and the teams want to win.
 

2. Social Streamng and a The Facebook Video Boot Camp

Facebook has completely changed the game for sports video production and distribution and its only at the SVG College Sports Summit where you can sit down with Facebook minds and industry colleagues to take your work on this exciting platform to new heights.
 

3. The Largest Technology Showcase In the Summit’s History
- and the theme here is the tech is becoming more affordable.

A chance to check out some of the coolest sports-production technology bult just for your needs? You will want to make sure to spend some time among the 48 tabletop exhibits that will feature all kinds of goodies for all parts of the sports video production ecosystem.

This year’s exhibitors are AJT Systems, AT&T, Avid, Blackmagic Design, BlueFrame Technology, Calrec/DiGiCo, Canon, ChyronHego, Clear-Com, Comrex, Convergent Design, Creative Dimersions, Digicaster/Digital Comm Link, Evertz, EVS, FX Design Group, Globecomm, Grass Vallet, Harman, Ikegami, Imagine Communications, Integrated Microwave Technologies, Joseph Electronics, JVCKENWOOD, LiveU, LTN Global Communications, Markertek, Multidyne, Neutrik, NewTek, Niles Media Group, Panasonic, Quantum, Riedel Communications, Ross Video, SimplyLive, Sony, SportZcast, Telescope, Telos Alliance, Teradek, TV Graphics, TVU Networks, Vizrt, Wave Central/CP Communications, and Wesco.


4. Camera and Lens Technology

4k cameras are becoming more the norm, while sometimes lenses are kept for years and years.

5. Videoboards.... not Scoreboards

The new age of digital may be shaking up the college sports media world but the one area that has remained strong and constant for collegiate sports video production professionals over the years is fan engagement in venue. At the SVG College Sports Summit, attendees will be treated to a panel conversation and a special workshop track dedicated to everything in-venue video and the marketing goals behind it.

Boards and I mean, multiple displays around the stadium or arena are doing a lot more than showing the score.


*** Don't forget!  Hurricane Season Started this Week

June 1 marks the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which continues through November 30. In an average season, based on data from 1981 to 2010, 12 named tropical cyclones should be expected, with 6 of these reaching hurricane intensity, and 3 developing into major hurricanes.

“This outlook is a general guide to the expected overall activity during the upcoming hurricane season,” the National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Prediction Center says. “It is not a seasonal hurricane landfall forecast, and it does not predict levels of activity for any particular location.”

The official NOAA 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook indicates a 45% probability of an above-normal season, a 35% probability of a near-normal season, and a 20% probability of a below-normal season. This outlook calls for between 11 and 17 named storms. This already includes the pre-season Tropical Storm Arlene, which occurred in April. Of these named storms, between five and nine of them could reach hurricane intensity, with between two and four of these becoming major hurricanes — Category 3 or above.
Download the FEMA App - iOS or Android, also in Spanish
https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app

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
Apr152017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Go Big with Monitors and TVs

The bigger the display, the better.

When it comes to computer monitors, TVs etc..
 
Rick and Sully discuss. What to look for in your next monitor or TV purchase.



1.  Go big or go home

Like TVs, display screens have seen a growth spurt. Just a few years ago, the 19-inch display was the benchmark. Many flat-panel displays are now 22-inches or larger, while curved displays increase your field of vision and make the most of all available screen space. These larger displays allow you to view multiple windows and documents at once, replacing the need for multiple monitors at one desk. That way, you get more screen real estate and more desk space to boot.

2.  Higher Resolution

The increased pixel density in 4k and 5k resolution displays allow us to work with more detail (good for coders), sharper image quality (good for photo editors), and high-definition video (good for streamers), while also reducing eye strain (good for all of us).
 

3.  Wider Aspect Ratio

Displays can be measured several ways, one of which is aspect ratio. The aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of the width of the image to its height. The square 4:3 aspect ratio used to be the desktop display standard; and while the widescreen 16:9 has been the norm for several years, curved 21:9 formats are now on the market. Benefits of wider aspect ratio include a high degree of image detail for graphics editing, and a unique immersive gaming experience, to name two.

4. More Versatile

And Improved collaboration: We share with local and global colleagues more than ever before, so staying connected requires evolving how we collaborate. Whether you're conferencing at your desk or in a huddle room, displays like the Skype for Business-certified HP EliteDisplay E240c and HP EliteDisplay S340c Curved Monitor make meetings more manageable and productive.

5. Easier on your body

If your head and neck aren't comfortable while working in front of a PC, chances are you're not doing your best work. New displays are designed with your well-being in mind. Pivot rotation allows you to configure multiple displays to best fit the shape of your workstation. Pro tip: For eye comfort, position your display 18"–28" away, adjust it to the right height, and take visual breaks.
 

6. Our new montors and TVs today have more options...


Today's displays include a diverse assortment of ports—VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C. These added connectors help us do more, from supporting our video and audio needs to fast power delivery over USB connections.

Have a great Easter!