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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
Feb252017

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

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

Some of it he has seen firsthand.

Have a listen:



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

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

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

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

 
2. Tecnifibre Stringing Machines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Golf and Body in NYC

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

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

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

 

4. Kicker Bullfrog Speaker (BF 400)

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

Saturday
Dec172016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Eyes, Ears and Nose

Rick and Sully talk about your eyes, ears and nose this week... or at least gadgets for your eyes, earns and nose.....

Have a listen:

Eyes:

1.  Oakley Green Fade and Octane Eyewear

Protect your eyes

Oakley is going back to its roots with an exclusive one-time eyewear collection that its athletes are wearing in 2016. Each unit in the Green Fade Collection is hand painted in its iconic green color. Each style including the Radar Lock Path model comes with Oakley Prizm lens technology and a unique travel/carry pouch. www.oakley.com

 
2.  Elvis eyewear cases and cloths

www.spoontiques.com and other retailers $10-15

Always make sure you keep you sunglasses or eyewer in a protective case and keep a claening cloth handy.
For Elvis Presley fans, these eyewear cases come with a matching cleaning cloth.
 

Ears:

3.  Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear Wireless Headphones

www.libratone.com

Libratone's first on-ear wireless headphones – a stylish, adaptable and highly versatile continuation of the company’s legacy of on-the-go audio products.

The new headphones will allow listeners to tailor their music experience by letting them choose precisely how much external noise to let in, allowing them to safely hear a siren or car horn, or to instantly halt the music with a wave of the hand over the ear cups. (The Libratone technology uses the external microphones and an internal DSP to mix the desired amount of outside noise with the music being played.)  Five radio station presets, four built-in microphones, and full phone connectivity are among its numerous features.

Q Adapt In-Ear earbuds that connect to the iPhone via Apple’s Lightning connector port
Headphones are available in Cloudy White or Stormy Black for $249, and can be pre-ordered at www.libratone.com shipping now.
 
4.  Panasonic 125 ErgoFit  for just $14 -  Great for travelers

For an awesome cheap option, either for a main set or a backup pair), check out the Panasonic 125 ErgoFit.


Nose:

5. LED, Flameless or Battery Operated Candles

Safer for your home, last a long time and still smell good!
 

 

Friday
Nov042016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Home Safety Tech

Keeping things safe around the home is of paramount importance.

Have a listen:




1. Logitech Home Security Camera

$149 on sale

Watch over home from anywhere with Circle’s innovative security features. Enjoy unlimited 1080p HD video with night vision, advanced motion filtering with smart alerts, and multi-camera connectivity. Plus, with free 24-hour and subscription cloud storage solutions, you can access surveillance footage wherever you are.
Engage in live two-way conversations and download fun and memorable moments directly from the app. Circle is portable too, so you can follow the fun wherever it goes.

 


2.  Winix Wi-Fi Air Purifier


The WINIX HR1000 Air Purifier combines advanced air cleaning technologies with user centric elegant design, to create an elite member of the Winix family; best used in any area of the home. Sporting a 5-Stage air purification system with Washable Pre-Filter, Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Filter, Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter and WINIX PlasmaWave Technology.The HR1000 is one of our premier Wi-Fi enabled products; compatible with the WINIX SMART app.
Features 5-stage filtration:

    Washable pre-filter - removes large particles
    Carbon filter - removes odors and gases
    HEPA filter - removes microscopic airborne particles
    Anti-microbial HEPA coating - prevent mold and bacteria growth
    Winix PlasmaWave Technology - reduces odors, gases and chemicals

Easy-to-use digital controls
Child lock prevents tampering
Built-in handles for easy transport
An air quality indicator informs you about the current quality of your indoor air with 3 color readings. Quality levels include good (blue), fair (amber), and poor (red).
An Auto Mode automatically adjusted based on indoor air quality readings
There are four fan speeds
Sleep Mode runs the fan on its lowest speed and disables the air quality light for easy nighttime sleeping
A timer allow operation of 1 hour, 4 hours, or 8 hours
 

3. Roqos Router

$19.99 and then a monthly subscription
Roqos, the first-ever cloud-based Wi-Fi router service that provides enterprise-grade cybersecurity and parental control features has some tips for anyone who uses a home Wi-Fi router, especially some parental technology support.

While you enjoy fast Internet access through Roqos Core Wi-Fi router, your home will be safe from inappropriate content, malware, viruses and attacks.
Roqos Core Wi-Fi router is available in three attractive colors.
 


4.  Fireplace Safety Screen

Fireplaces and other hearth products are beautiful, functional additions to any home, but they can pose a risk when not used and attended to with proper vigilance.

Ensure that a safety screen is securely in place when your hearth is in operation to reduce the risk of potential burns, especially when children are present.
 

5.  Carbon Monoxide Monitor

* Home Alert makes one for $44

Carbon monoxide detectors are a lot like smoke detectors, but instead of looking for signs of fire, they detect levels of carbon monoxide. Depending on the brand, detectors operate in one of three ways: with a biomimetic sensor, metal oxide semiconductor, or electrochemical sensor.
Biometric sensors use gels that change color after absorbing a certain amount of carbon monoxide. Metal oxide semiconductors have silica chips that send electrical signals to trigger an alarm. Electrochemical sensors are considered to be the best in the industry. They use chemical solutions and electrodes that release currents to sound an alarm.

You'll want to install carbon monoxide detectors like smoke detectors—on every level of your home. For areas with more carbon monoxide producing appliances, like your kitchen, garage, and basement, you should install multiple detectors.
 

6.  Screentime App

www.screentimelabs.com

The Screen Time app—built for parents by parents and born out of one father’s struggle witnessing his eldest son develop an unhealthy attachment to technology—is designed to help people manage their kids’ screen time to ensure they are enjoying the benefits of tech in balance with offline socialization, activities and adventures.
Yet many parents have not considered what impact the new devices will have on their children’s lifestyle balance. While technology has benefits—from developing language skills to learning enhancements—too much of it can have adverse effects on kids, contributing to behavioral issues, obesity, sleep irregularity and more.
American Academy of Pediatrics Screen Time Recommendations: only video-chatting for children under 18 months; only high-quality programming for toddlers 18-24 months with parental co-viewing; no more than one hour of supervised screen time per day for kids ages 2 to 5; and consistent limits for youth over age 6—and yet many children are logging up to seven hours of screen time per day, including TV, tablets, smart phones, computers and other devices (read more here and here).