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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
May112019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - 5/11/19 - Rick in Concord NC / Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County is located just 20 minutes north of Charlotte, North Carolina. Comprised of Kannapolis, Midland, Mount Pleasant, Concord and Harrisburg, N.C. They are home to Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway, The Dirt Track, and 90 percent of the race teams in the area, truly making us “Where Racing Lives.”
Rick visited Concord two weeks ago. He saw a little of everything, sports, tech and racing!

Have a listen:



1.  Visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway - Rick took the tour and did some laps

NASCAR All-Star Race Weekend – May 17-18

Epic motorsports excitement kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the NC Education Lottery 200 and the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race! See the stars of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series take on Charlotte Motor Speedway under the lights, then see NASCAR Cup Series greats battle it out during the biggest All-Star event in sports!
 


2.  NASCAR Race Shops like Hendrick


In 1984, Rick Hendrick started Hendrick Motorsports with an unsponsored car, five employees and just 5,000 square feet of space.  Over twenty years later, the organization has evolved into one of NASCAR’s top teams with ten championships and over 200 Cup Series victories.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
#9 Chase Elliott
#24 William Byron
#48 Jimmie Johnson
#88 Alex Bowman

The Hendrick Motorsports Museum is a must-stop for all stock car racing fans. Inside the museum, see Hendrick Motorsports’ most famous stock car and championship trophy displays. Watch a dissected Chevrolet SS car as the body is raised and lowered onto the Chassis.
 

3. Visit to the Mustang Owner’s Museum – Opened May 3

Officially opened to the public on May 3, 2019, the Mustang Owner’s Museum welcomes enthusiasts from around the world to the only museum solely dedicated to the iconic American car. The museum houses over 50 Ford Mustangs and exhibits showcasing the vehicle’s history and heritage including the 1964 NY World’s Fair Mustang.

After 55 years, the Mustang World now has a dedicated Museum located in Concord, North Carolina.  The 40,000 sq. ft. building will showcase between 55 to 60 Mustangs.  These Mustangs will include classics, modified, racing and a few crazy versions.  The goal is to show the automotive world the many reasons why the Mustang is one of the most popular "pony cars", as you can make the Mustang the vehicle you want.
 

4. zMAX Dragway - 4 - wide drag racing

Extreme entertainment on the zMAX Dragway.  Drive experiences start with a half-day course where you can take the wheel of a dragster or let one of the professional instructors take you for the ride of your life in a newly designed two-seat S&W Big Block Chevy powered dragster…smokey burnouts included with all packages! Perfect for corporate events and groups. The NHRA was also just in town...


 

5.  Lionel Retail Store at Concord Mills

Lionel, the producer of iconic model trains and die-cast race cars, recently opened a flagship retail location at Concord Mills – the destination shopping center in Cabarrus County, N.C.

The 118-year-old American toy company, which is based in Concord, N.C., will use its new Concord Mills space to entertain, educate, and excite customers by creating a shopping experience that is truly unique.
 

6. Mother's Day weekend

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday
Nov102018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Tissot with Trae Young and What Arrived at Rick's This Week

This week, Rick and Sully take a look at what has arrived at Rick's doorstep in the last week or so.

Rick also had the chance this past weekend go attend an event with Atlanta Hawks rookie star, Trae Young.

It was for the watch company Tissot. - Affordable and elegant watches.

Trae Young, the top draft pick of the Atlanta Hawks has been everything Hawks and NBA had hoped he would be as the NBA season is just about three weeks old. He’s also looking for specifics when he’s in the market for a new watch. So a partnership with Tissot was something he had his eye on, even before the NBA Draft. So much so, that Young spent the better part of Sunday afternoon shopping in front of media and greeting fans in the Tissot area of Dillard’s at Perimeter Mall.

Tissot offers distinguished and accessible Swiss watches using special materials, advanced functionality and meticulous design detail to create precise and stylish pieces. As it continues to create pioneering creations, Tissot stands by its signature, “Innovators by Tradition.” In addition to other designations, Tissot is the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the NBA at us.tissotshop.com. Take a look at the Tissot watches and their prices.

They are affordable and make great holiday gifts.

See Rick's GAFollowers piece here: http://www.gafollowers.com/trae-young-goes-watch-shopping-at-perimeter-mall/
 


Have a listen to Rick and Sully and see what has arrived at Rick's office:



1.  Wonder Bag - Slow Cooker
https://www.wonderbagworld.com/
$40 - $60 depending on size

The ingenious non-electric slow cooker uses heat-retention to make the most perfect chili, eggplant parmesan, biriyani, korma, poached salmon, fall off the bone lamb curry, puddings, french toast and more - the Wonderbag has inspired so many delicious recipes, some by celebrity Chefs like Marcus Samuelson, that they have their own cookbook! Savvy chefs can pop a dish from the stove into their Wonderbag, place it in the trunk, and open a perfectly slow-cooked hot meal when they arrive at their campsite, the slopes or their family gathering.

The Wonderbag isn't just an ingenious cooking innovation, it is a catalyst for change. The South African invention, one of gifts Meghan and Harry received for their wedding, is saving lives from smoke inhalation, combating deforestation, providing time women to work and for children to go to school and decreasing the incidents of rape (82% of rapes happen while women and girls are gathering firewood). Wonderbag has also proven to be an unrivaled economic stimulant. In rural African communities the intervention of a Wonderbag can help a family go from 20 cents a day income to $2 a day
 


2. The C64 Mini

https://thec64.com/
$79.99

Any old Commodore 64 fans out there?

Retro Games Ltd. and Solutions 2 GO has brought the THEC64® Mini to North America.  THEC64® Mini, a 50% replica of the of the world’s bestselling home computer that launched in 1982, comes pre-loaded with 64 classic games and THEC64® Joystick. Originally designed with fans of the original machine in mind, THEC64® Mini is also attractive to kids and families thanks to its simple plug and play action. Aspiring gamers of yesteryear can revisit the past and program their own games – just add a keyboard, and THEC64® Mini becomes a fully functional home computer complete with C64 BASIC.

THEC64® Mini comes with 64 classic titles already installed, including: California Games, Winter Games, Impossible Mission II, Boulder Dash, Jumpman, Pitstop II, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe, Street Sports Baseball, Summer Games II, Temple of Apshai Trilogy, Uridium and more.
 


3. Kijaro Kubie

www.kijaro.com/kubie

Now that it's fall, the Kubie is the ultimate solution for anything and everything outdoors. Whether needing to bundle near the campfire or keep warm at the outdoor sporting events, Kubie can be used as an insulated poncho with hood, ground cover, sleeping bag, pillow and even more! Can be configured into several uses including an insulated poncho, ground cover, sleeping bag, pillow, shade canopy and more! The Kubie is comfortable and made of durable nylon ripstop fabric. It has a water-resistant coating and a fleece-lined hood. It converts into a hammock, has double zipper pulls and as a bonus, turns into its own carry pouch. This is one $80 blanket that covers all the bases, literally!
 



4.  Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker: $99.95

www.cuisinart.com

Cold brew is all the rage in coffee, so Cuisinart's Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker introduces a new way to make authentic cold brew coffee – in as little as 25 minutes and at a cost we all can afford. 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. Makes great cold brew at a fraction of the price.

5.  Tree Hugger  - No not some leftover voter from the election

A new hack for your artificial Christmas Tree

Make Your Fake Tree Look More Real

Love the ease of a fake Christmas tree, but hate seeing the bare pole at the bottom? Introducing the Christmas Tree Hugger! Don't let an ugly tree pole detract from your masterpiece.
Huggers come in classic brown bark and white birch. Both reverse to a candy cane design. Adjust the height with the small velcro tabs, then wrap the Hugger around the pole and slide it up to where the pole meets the branches. Bring a tree skirt up to the bottom of the Hugger, and your tree has a seamless look - like a real tree.

Each Hugger has the ability to go from classy to festive by offering two designs in one. Purchase online: https://thechristmastreehugger.com

Saturday
Sep082018

Limpert Tech for 6/30/18 on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Drones and InterDrone

Rick is at the InterDrone Show in Las Vegas this week. The topic of course, is everything drones!

Industry figures show that the global commercial drone market is projected to reach 7 trillion won ($6.2 billion) in 2025 amid growing demand in diverse sectors such as construction and agriculture as well as infrastructure management such as solar and wind power facility management, forestry disease and insect pest and forest fire monitoring, and long-distance emergency items transportation. The market is expected to expand further amid growing demand for commercial drones in the logistics sector in the United States and China.

What did he see and hear?
 

Have a listen to Rick and Sully



1.   Grand Opening Keynote featuring FAA Administrator, Dan Elwell

How much should the FAA be monitoring and regulating the drone industry? Safety is a major concern.
 During his speech, Elwell reiterated that “the FAA is open for business.”
“Drones are going to do for aviation, what the internet did for information.”

2. Skysense Demonstrate Automated Drone Charging at Interdrone

Unique charging solution from this startup

3. Drone Insurance

AirMap, the world's leading airspace management platform for drones, and DroneInsurance.com, a digital drone insurance portal, are announcing a collaboration that will allow U.S.-based1 drone operators to purchase insurance from DroneInsurance.com within the AirMap for Drones mobile app. The app is available today and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

The integrated ability to purchase insurance is made possible through REIN's recently launched digital portal DroneInsurance.com, which aims to provide a smart and paperless drone insurance experience that offers dynamic policy options to address the unique risks, pain points and insurance needs of commercial drone operators. By providing the option to add insurance coverage as an easy, seamless part of AirMap's pre-flight planning workflow through the AirMap for Drones iOS and Android mobile app, AirMap is improving the daily flying experience for drone operators.

4. News from Parrot

eBee X: the fixed-wing drone that allows operators to map without limits

The senseFly eBee X fixed-wing drone is designed to boost the quality, efficiency and safety of geospatial professionals’ data collection. This enterprise-grade solution offers a camera to suit every job, the accuracy and coverage capabilities to meet the requirements of even the most demanding projects and is durable enough to work virtually every site.

MULTI-PURPOSE
One tool, multiple cameras, for every job

The eBee X includes a range of revolutionary new camera options to suit every mapping job—from land surveying and topographic mapping to urban planning, crop mapping, thermal mapping, environmental monitoring and many more. These cameras include:
The senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D: a unique drone photogrammetry camera with a one-inch sensor, which changes orientation during flight to capture three images (two oblique, one nadir) every time, instead of just one, for a much wider field of view. The result is stunning digital 3D reconstructions in vertically-focused environments—such as urban areas, open pit mines and coastlines—over larger areas than quadcopter drones can achieve. senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D is optimised for quick, robust image processing with Pix4Dmapper software.
The senseFly Aeria X: a compact drone photogrammetry camera with APS-C sensor. This rugged innovation offers an ideal blend of size, weight and DSLR-like image quality. Thanks in part to its built-in Smart Exposure technology, it provides outstanding image detail and clarity, in virtually all light conditions, allowing operators to map for more hours per day than ever before.
The senseFly Duet T: a dual-camera thermal mapping rig, which lets mapping professionals create geo-accurate thermal maps and digital surface models quickly and easily. The Duet T includes both a high-resolution (640 x 512 px) thermal infrared camera and a senseFly S.O.D.A. RGB camera with one-inch sensor. Both image sources can be accessed as required, while the rig’s built-in Camera Position Synchronisation feature works in sync with Pix4Dmapper photogrammetry software (optional) to simplify the map reconstruction process.

The eBee X is also compatible with the Parrot Sequoia+ multispectral camera for agriculture, the senseFly S.O.D.A. drone photogrammetry camera and senseFly Corridor for simple linear mapping.
Parrot, the leading European drone group, offers business solutions spanning drones, software, sensors and services, mainly focusing on 3 major verticals:
Agriculture
3D mapping, surveying and inspection
Public safety

Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, the Parrot Group designs and engineers its products in Europe, mainly in France and Switzerland. Headquartered in Paris, Parrot has been listed since 2006 on Euronext Paris (FR0004038263 - PARRO). For more information: www.parrot.com
 
5. Doosan showcases drone fuel cell powerpack in Las Vegas

The company said it is easy to refill fuel of its newly developed powerpack by simply replacing a detachable hydrogen container in the powerpack with a new one. A single charge of the hydrogen container also keeps drones flying for two hours, which is significantly longer than 20 to 30 minutes powered by existing drone batteries.

6. Where does the future lie for drones?

Saturday
Aug252018

Limpert Tech for 6/30/18 on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Tailgating Tech

Football season is here. It doesn't matter if you follow high school, college or the pros, it's still tailgating season!

Rick and Sully discuss some new tailgating gadgets and tech.
 

Have a listen:



1. Uuni 3 Wood Fire Pizza Oven - Cooks and entire pizza in 60 seconds
www.uuni.net

This unique oven was first developed and perfected in 2011. The Uuni 3 provides the perfect cooking conditions for pizza and so much more – roast meat, fish and vegetable dishes. Did I mention how fast the Uuni 3 is when it comes to pizza? The portable wood-fired pizza unit heats up to 932°F in just 10 minutes. Uuni 3 cooks delicious 13" pizzas in an incredible 60 seconds, and they taste fantastic! The Uuni is safe and reliable for your party. Before Uuni there wasn’t a portable wood-fired pizza oven on the market. Now they have partnerships with the likes of Williams Sonoma and ACE Hardware. Also available starting at $299 at www.uuni.net.
 

2. YETI Tundra Haul
www.yeti.com

All your perishable goods and drinks will be rolling through your tailgate this fall on the latest from YETI. YETI's legendary toughness and unmatched insulation always go the extra mile with the Tundra Haul. Nothing was sacrificed in the making of this cold-holding powerhouse, ensuring the Haul™ lives up to the Tundra name. The Tundra Haul is the toughest cooler on two wheels and available at www.yeti.com for $399.99.
 

3. Bubba's Fine Food Snacks
www.bubbasfoods.com

Perfect for individual snacking before, during and after the game!

Bubba's Fine Foods are a quick, easy, and healthy snack for the entire family. Delivering an addictive crunch and taste, simple real-food ingredients, and no refined sweeteners!

Bubba’s Single Serve Packets satisfy the pickiest eaters, provide balanced energy, and manage portion sizes. The packets include three of Bubba’s best-selling products within each product line: Savory Original Snack Mix:  the classic snack mix twist of pecans, cashews and dried green bananas with a buttery blend of olive oil and spice; Blazing Buffalo 'Nana Chips: crunchy low-sugar banana chips flavored with REAL buffalo wing spices; and Bourbon Vanilla UnGranola: non-GMO coconut flakes, cashews, and sliced almonds, kick of Bourbon Vanilla, and a subtle touch of honey. (Top yogurt or ice cream. Boost your smoothie. Eat it as cereal in a bowl or munch right from the bag!)

Bubba’s Fine Foods snacks are proudly made in America in the heart of Loveland, Colorado, and are paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, and free of refined sugars and artificial flavorings.
 


4. DoubleUp Can Cooler
$10

 Holds Two 12oz or 16oz cans!
Perfect For: Tailgates, Parties, Beach, Concerts, Camping, and Festivals
Always have a COLD backup beverage

When you finish the top beverage, simply fold the coozie down to enjoy the bottom beverage

 

5. Waring TG15 Tailgater Blender
Battery/cord Operated Blender  $80

Plugs into a vehicle's cigarette lighter for pre-game and other outdoor parties
14-foot cord stretches to tailgate or picnic table
Basic 1-speed, 6-cup blender crushes ice and mixes drinks, dips, and sauces
Stands 14-1/2 inches high on a 7-inch-diameter base
 

6. Grill Sargeant Apron
www.bigmouthinc.com


Serious grillers want to attack their tailgate with a vegenence. They can do that with the Grill Sargeant Apron. This camo covered apron has pockets and loops to hold all of your essential utensils, and condiments—even a 6-pack of beer. It will keep your clothes from getting those pesky stains and there is even a hidden bottle opener in the apron. A quality apron for $19.99.


 

Tuesday
Aug142018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Getting 'Tech Ready' for Football Season

Rick and Sully have been anticipating the start of football season.

Camps are open and the pre-season games have started in the NFL.

The Super Bowl is even in Atlanta this year!

College student-athletes are reporting and practices are ongoing.

What's new in tech this football season, on the field and off?
 

Have a listen:



1.  The HALO Shirt - may reduce concussions
About $100  - Available in October

Advanced Exoskeletal Systems (AEXOS) is now offering a new technology called HALO that promises to reduce whiplash when you’re playing a high-impact game like football. The technology, which the brothers started developing in 2015, has been endorsed by Safe 4 Sports, an organization that advocates for injury prevention among athletes.

The HALO is, at first blush, a compression shirt that you can wear under your uniform. But it comes with an “impact responsive collar” that sits against the back of your neck to fortify your vertebrae. A silicone-based postural support system is built into the shirt to safeguard major muscle groups along your upper body.
 

2. GPS Technology on the football field

How about a look into how much kids are running in games versus practice to kind of cater towards conditioning and prepare them for the season.

Some teams are partnered up with Sports Performance Track to utilize GPS player tracker technology to capture crucial practice and game information on speed, endurance, intensity and individual athletic exertion.
This is info teams have never has before.

3. Hudl
www.hudl.com

Hudl is software offers tools to edit and share film for coaches, and the ability for players to make recruitment videos for colleges. According to its website, Hudl has more than 160,000 active teams and 4.3 million unique visitors from around the world, including teams in North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
For any football coach, Hudl is a hub and just part of the everyday experience.
 

4. Your Call Football - for fans
www.cantina.co

Your Call Football—known as YCF— combines entertainment, sports innovation, and advanced technology to put fans at the center of live sporting events by letting them control the action on the field. For the first time, fans can impact the game by voting on plays. They can then see how their votes affect the game in real-time.
It's gamifying the football we watch on TV. Now there is a "game within the game."
 

5. LG C8: The best TV for watching sports
www.lg.com


$2000-3000 depending on screen size
The C8 has excellent motion handling due to its fast response time and its ability to clear up blur. The gray uniformity is very good, and the dirty screen effect is not an issue when watching sports. The image remains accurate when viewed from the side, and it's suitable for large rooms unlike similarly premium models like the Samsung Q9FN. The picture quality is great due to the perfect blacks and wide color gamut.
 

6. NFL Mobile App  $99.00 for the entire year $24.99/quarter


The app lets you follow specific teams and news for only that team. It's a little clunky, but nothing too bad. This is also the home of NFL's Game Pass streaming service. It costs $99.99 per year or $24.99 per quarter of a year. You can watch every non-blackout football game. That means you can't watch home team games, but you can watch anything else. There are other options for live streaming, but the content and news is fairly top notch.