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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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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
Dec152018

Limpert Tech on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio for 12/15/18 - Holiday Home Tech and Gadgets

Some of the great holiday gifts are gifts for your home.
Sometimes overlooked, these are great for the "hard to buy for" person on your list.
 
Rick and Sully discuss:
1.  WORX Jawhorse Portable Clamping Work Station   $99
Also available at Home Depot, Lowe's etc
Perfect for your garage or workshop as this durable WORX Jawhorse is a multi-purpose, heavy duty workstation with powerful clamping up to 2200 lbs. 
 
2. Temperature-regulating sheets from Goodful, priced at $75-130 and available at Macy's stores and online.
If you, your sleeping partner or your kid's keep repeating the refrain, "it's too hot, it's too cold and I can't sleep," this might be the one sleep aid they need for that restful night.
Meet the breathable and moisture-wicking sheets and pillow covers that actually regulate temperature as it touches your body. Now you can get that cooler feel in the summer and a little more comfortable in the winter, so you can sleep comfortable all year long. This isn't just lip service as you won't want to get out of bed while wrapped in a blanket and spread out on these sheets. Forget those pesky silk sheets and in the winter, those thick flannel sheets.
Fabric: 100% Hygro Cotton Thread Count: 300
Sets include: flat sheet, fitted sheet and one or two pillowcases
Fits mattresses up to 16"
Temperature Regulating Hygrocotton ® , keep cool in summer and warm in winter, Moisture wicking
Select specific item for details
MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® M1NMNPUW4 Hohenstein
 
3. Kenu Airframe & Airbase Wireless  - Actually for your car...
Qi-enabled wireless charging car vent mount
Comes in Black
Equipped with a Universal Push-Button Vent Clip and expandable grip with stainless steel rods
Compatible with Qi-enabled devices including Apple, Samsung, Google, Huawei, LG, Nokia, Motorola, Blackberry and Sony
Includes fan-less ventilation and overheat protection
360 degree Pivot Joint movement allows for seamless change from Portrait to Landscape
Fast charging up to 10W
Includes QC3.0 dual USB car charger and Type C cable
Charge your Qi-enabled phone using this compact, easy air vent attachment
Available at: Amazon and Kenu.com
Price: $59.95
 

4.  Animo Activity Tracker for Dogs
Worn on a dog’s collar, the $79.99 Animo tracker comes with three different sized attachment bands, making it suitable for dogs of all sizes. Weighing just 22g, Animo is lightweight, comfortable and waterproof. It sits flat against the collar and its “twist and lock” fitting not only makes it easy to attach and detach, but also holds the unit firmly in place. It operates using a standard coin cell battery which lasts for six months, preventing the need for regular charging.
Animo connects to the Sure Petcare – Animo app via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), where owners can set and monitor daily activity goals for their pet, as well as view their pet’s activity and behavior reports by day, week, month or year. The app also provides an hour-by-hour sleep report.
 
5. Korbel Champagne and Mini Bottles
Bubbly is a holiday celebration essential. From gifting to sipping, the season is not complete without a little sparkle. 
- Korbel Tiny Bubbles
Korbel 187ml mini bottles make the perfect stocking stuffer or party favor. Korbel offers a range of small-size varietals to please any taste preference, including Brut, Brut Rosé and Sweet Cuvée. Korbel mini bottles can be purchased in a four-pack in select markets for a suggested retail price of $12.99, or consumers can visit Korbel’s online shop to customize shipments of small-size sparklers.
- Korbel Natural
For an extra special gift, reach for Korbel Natural, a dry and delicate California champagne – and a true representation of Korbel’s fruit-forward “house” style. Made from the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown in the Russian River Valley, Korbel Natural features notes of apple, orange, lime and raspberry. Korbel Natural can be purchased in select markets for a suggested retail price of $15.99, or consumers can visit Korbel’s online shop to customize bottle shipments.
 
6. The Northwest
Northwest continuously produces new, innovative and exciting products for the majority of the worlds’ most recognized and loved brands in sports, Entertainment and lifestyle. Take your fandom to a new level as Northwest offers pillows, throws, duffels, lunchboxes, ponchos and more with official logos of all your favorite college and professional teams. Great price points, too! Order as they have free and fast shipping.
 

Some of the great holiday gifts are gifts for you home.Sometimes overlooked, these are great for the "hard to buy for" person on your list.
 

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.
 

Sunday
Sep302018

Limpert Tech for ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 9/29/18 New Tech for the Home Office

If you are like Rick and Sully, you spend a lot of time in your home office.

And Rick is in Delray Beach, FL this weekend checking out all that's new at one of the best resorts in the country - The Seagate Hotel and Beach Sap
https://www.theseagatehotel.com/


1 out of every 2 Americans say they spend some time in a home office.
There's a ton of new tech out there, but what stands out to Rick that would not only look good, but function in his home office.
Take notes!


Have a listen to Rick and Sully talking about the "home office"




1.   What's New in "Amazon Alexa"

Alexa has found its way to be a staple of the home office.

Amazon is doubling down on its Alexa-powered devices, with plans to release at least 8 new voice-controlled hardware devices before the end of the year.
Control an amplifier or even your microwave.

The amplifier, for example, can be used as the central audio panel to control multiple speakers that are set up across the home. The microwave can make Alexa a key part of the kitchen.
 

2. Understands Customizable Computer Stands
https://understands.com/collections/welcome-to-your-new-desk-2

These desk stands are customizable - so if you have two monitors, or a computer setup that isn't standard, the Bolt can be made just for you.

 As a part of their Artistic Plywood Collection, the Bolt is made with premium baltic plywood. What makes this computer stand unique is the option to customize the size of the stand. So if you have two monitors, or a computer setup that isn't standard, the Bolt can be made just for you.

All stands are 9" deep. Width options: 9", 30", 36" and 42". Height options: 3", 4" and 5". Inquire about custom sizes.
 


3.  Viotek NB24C Gaming Monitor Review: Curved
https://viotek.com/viotek-nb24c-24-ultra-thin-75hz-1920x1080p-curved-monitor-w-speakers/

Enjoy pixel perfection at a price that can’t be beat with the NB24C 24-inch curved monitor, bridging the gap between office displays and gaming screens.

    ULTRA-THIN, BEZEL-LESS – Immerse yourself in a frameless 1800R curved 16:9 widescreen display that delivers pixel-perfect HD clarity with a 75Hz refresh rate.
    AMD FREESYNC-READY – Dramatically reduce input lag and image ghosting, tearing and stutter during gaming.
    GAMEPLUS, FPS/RTS – Calibrated for gaming precision and accuracy with integrated crosshair functionality.
    MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS – VGA and HDMI 1.4 ports give the freedom and flexibility of high-speed connectivity whenever you need it. (HDMI cable included.)
    VESA MOUNTABLE – Set up the perfect home or office station exactly how you need it. Use the included 75×75 VESA adapter and build the perfect rig.


 
4. AZIO Retro Compact Keyboard
On Indigogo $130


AZIO Corporation, (www.aziocorp.com), a purveyor of premium tech gear since 2009, announced the release of their latest design, the Retro Compact Keyboard (RCK). This innovation from AZIO is being released through a flex Indiegogo campaign today so backers can receive the best pricing and early availability of this mechanical keyboard. The compact design is made of the finest materials and combines usability with two interface options for users to choose from, USB or Bluetooth. The RCK is compatible with Windows, Macs, tablets and is available in four styles – Gunmetal Black, Artisan Copper, Posh White, and Walnut Elwood.
Interested backers of this campaign can purchase the RCK early for $130 USD plus shipping—40 percent off of the retail price of $219. With a flex goal of $10,000, AZIO plans to use the campaign funds to customize international layouts for overseas distribution and secure the finest raw materials to meet the highest quality standards. Characterized as one of the most robust and solid keyboards, the RCK is made of premium alloy and opulent leather/wood, creating a timeless piece that adds a level of luxurious distinction to any work space. AZIO’s Indiegogo campaign for their previous design of the Retro Classic Keyboard raised 1,833 percent of their goal.

“Our aim is to create a timeless design that blurs the line between modern and retro, form and function. Striking a harmonious balance between these elements, the Retro Compact keyboard was designed to inspire and deliver joy with every press of a key. Its compact form and versatility lets you conveniently take it from your home to a café, office or anywhere in the world,” said Sam Li, VP design at AZIO Corp.    

As most keyboards are created with fragile plastic material, AZIO released this version to stand out among the more traditional offerings on the market today. Aesthetically, users will be delighted to find that behind every key is a backlit mechanical switch that not only delivers a subtle click but also illuminates the entire keyboard. Powering it all is a massive built-in 5,000-mAh rechargeable battery which enables months of use on a single charge. In addition, a matching palm rest and two sets of pillar-style feet are included to conform to the ideal ergonomics of the user’s wrist position. Lastly, the RCK is available with a full line of accessories, including an ambidextrous leather mouse and matching mouse pad, with the same distinct look as the vintage, but modern, compact boards. Both are available in a variety of color combinations to adapt to many different styles and environments.
 

5. Sidewinder
https://fusereel.com/
$29.99

The Side Winder, a MacBook charger winder that winds up & protects your charger in seconds! Last year it raised $300,000 on Kickstarter & are now shipping live on website and Amazon.
The Side Winder keeps the cables organized from 12 inches to 12 feet.
 

6. Wood Blinds

Wood blinds in a home office can increase productivity.
“People spend a lot of time at work and their environment definitely affects them,” says Chanuki IllushkaSeresinhe, of the Warwick Business School Data Science Lab. “So if pleasant scenery makes people feel better, there’s a good case that the scenicness of their working environment will have a similar effect.”

It just makes sense. A visually pleasing office puts you at ease and allows you to focus on your work – boosting both morale and productivity. “Just make your space reflect who you are,” advises Mark Montgomery, founder of FLOthinkery.

Recommendation: Wood Blinds remain one of the most popular choices for any room – especially a home office. Wood blinds “add a feeling of warmth and coziness to the atmosphere in the room."
 

Saturday
Sep012018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Labor Day Weekend and Football Watching

They say that baseball is our National Pastime, but really it's watching all sports that has become the most popular thing to do in this country.

This is the first big weekend of college football, chances are that you will be watching some on TV.

Rick and Sully discuss some new tech that enhances our watching of football.

 

1.  SlingTV and College Football - cord cutters can still enjoy college football
www.sling.com

With a Sling Orange subscription for only $25 per month, customers can get access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ACC Network Extra. By adding Sports Extra to Sling Orange for an extra $5 per month, customers can also watch games on SEC Network, SEC Network+, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Goal Line and Stadium. And, Sling Orange’s Sports Extra offers all six Pac-12 Networks, making Sling the most affordable option for Pac-12 fans to watch every single conference game.

Sling TV + OTA: By pairing Sling TV with an OTA antenna, customers can access football games on local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations in HD at no cost. For more information on special antenna offers from Sling TV, visit our OTA blog.

Sling Orange + Sling Blue: For even more football, customers who subscribe to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue services for $40 per month (a $10 discount), can watch Big 12, Pac-12 and more conference games on FS1, FS2, FOX (select markets) and NBC (select markets), plus NFL games.

Visit “Sports on Sling This Week”
Want to see the full schedule of football on Sling TV this week? Visit Sports on Sling This Week on the Sling TV blog to see a full schedule of games, including date, time, channel and necessary Sling TV subscriptions.
 

2. Pace of Play said to improve

So don't spend too much time in the kitchen or bathroom
 
The college rules committee continues to try to reduce the overall length of games by gaining efficiency during "dead" times. This year, the rules have changed to shorten the time between the touchdown and the extra point, and between the kickoff return and the first play from scrimmage. In both cases, the 40-second play clock will start as soon as the ball is dead. Instead of pausing for one minute between the touchdown and the extra point, the 40-second play clock will begin counting down as soon as the touchdown is scored. Similarly, when the ball becomes dead after the kickoff the 40-second play clock will start. This should have a significant impact on the amount of time it takes to "manage" a touchdown and the ensuing kickoff
 

3. More "Virtual Advertising"

This is a technology that virtually substitutes the advertising on perimeter boards around the edge of the field or stadium.  For the first time, the technology is available on LED perimeter boards.

While the technology makes no difference to what fans see in the stadium, virtual advertising images digitally inserted on pitchside advertising boards will be unique to their city or region.  
This allows teams to change advertising that is most relevant to the respective TV audience, whether they are watching from their armchair in Los Angeles, Beijing, Sydney or any other market.
 

4. The Wait for 5G - maybe in 2019...

5G networks are expected to be commercially available in 2019, delivering faster speeds, greater capacity and ultra-low latency. This will mean better connectivity for fans in a soccer stadium in the future as well as new experiences.
 

5. Terra Kids Binoculars
Give the kids a Bird’s Eye View!


$19.99 at  http://www.habausa.com/terra-kids-binoculars-with-bag/
Seats a little, well, up there? Terra Kids Binoculars with Bag from HABA for the win! The binoculars are an essential piece to any exploration adventure or sporting event! The plastic casing is sturdily designed to withstand outdoor play, and the shoulder strap with security fastener will keep them close by your young sports fan. The neoprene shoulder bag has snap fasteners and an aluminum carabiner. Includes knowledge cards for even further learning! Magnify x4 with these cool binoculars. Recommended for ages 6 years and up. Materials: Binoculars made of ABS (hard plastic), polyester-elastomeric (soft plastic) and polymethyl acrylate (lenses).
 
Rick's Tip: 6.  Stay up late for the Hawaii Game

Whatever happens, Saturday usually doesn’t end until Hawaii’s done.
The team that’s indirectly responsible for weird green uniforms is also directly responsible for keeping college football fans across the country on their couches for about 15 straight hours.
Thank you, Rainbow Warriors.