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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
Sep162017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - PGA Tour Championship and More

Are you ready for some professional golf?

The 30 best golfers come to Atlanta this coming week for the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake. Sept 21-24, but it's an entire week of action.

Be a part of golf's biggest finish and celebrate the TOUR Championship's return to our city!

Tech wise- some of what is going on PGA Tour Championship Week and a favorite gadget of Rick's

Have a listen:

 

1.  Tickets -  Military, Veteran Tickets and Youth

The Birdies for the Brave Patriots' Outpost presented by United Rentals is a private hospitality venue open to military members and their families. The Outpost is located on the 9th green at East Lake Golf Club and will be open Thursday-Sunday from 9 a.m. until the end of play each day with complimentary food and beverage. Military ID is required for entry.

Under 18 admitted free eac hday with an adult
Go to this link to claim tickets... https://birdiesforthebrave2.sheerid.com/tourchampionship-2017/


2. Download the PGA TOUR App

Experience the PGA TOUR like never before on your mobile device with the official PGA TOUR App! Redesigned from the ground up with great new features and functionality, enjoy an enhanced spectator experience while on-site at the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club.
Easy to access leaderboard drawer provides full standings, tee times, and the latest FedExCup rankings
- Push notifications allow you to follow the action even when the app is closed
- All the latest news, videos, and social content from PGATOUR.com
 

3. Fax Experience  highlights

- Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones and the history of golf exhibit. Fans will enter through a new Welcome Pavillion centered around Jones and the history of East Lake.
 


4. Sign Up to get online updates of all the action...


https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/tour-championship/tickets.html#SignUp


 
5. Jordan Spieth Bobblehead Giveaway  Each Day Wed - Sun
FREE

The first 2,000 fans attending the TOUR Championship will receive a complimentary Jordan Spieth Coca-Cola bobblehead each day beginning with Wednesday’s practice round and ending on Sunday’s final round of competition. This is the only time these exclusive bobbleheads will be available.


 

6. FREE Skin Cancer Screening at the Tour Championship

Get a FREE skin cancer screening in the SO Cool Zone Fri. 12-4 & Sat. 10-2, thanks to MD Anderson
 MD Anderson  - @MDAndersonNews on Twitter

The official account of MD Anderson Cancer Center, a leader in cancer care, cancer research and the fight to #endcancer.

One of Rick's favorite new golf gadgets



7.  The Impact Improver
www.fightinggolf.com

A simple practice aid that you need now! Get immediate feedback on where your ball hits the club face. Practice indoors or out. Attach the Strike Shield and start swinging your irons and wedges. The provided ball will actually stick to the face of your club. Extra balls included and the cost is $39.99. Developed by former LPGA player and top-50 women's instructor, Tiffany Faucette.
 

And Sully steps up with a pick of his own, as a history buff..

Meadow Nook.

Lt. Col. Robert Augustus Alston, whose home, known as Meadow Nook, still stands across from the East Lake Golf Course. This antebellum home was built in 1856 for his South Carolina bride, and was occupied during the American Civil War. It is the second-oldest home in the city of Atlanta and was not burned by Union General William T. Sherman and his troops.

Saturday
Sep022017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Hotels.com, New Smartphone Accessories and More

Rick is in Dallas, TX this week, working the Florida vs. Michigan, AdvoCare Classic, college football game at AT&T Stadium...

All of Rick's travel arrangments this weekend were made with Hotels.com.
Air, hotel, car, and more..

Hotels.com is unleashing the power of Pepper at the game.. and of course, Captain Obvious was there too...


Meet Pepper - the Winning Experience

Pepper®, the humanoid robot from SoftBank Robotics, joined Hotels.com at AT&T Stadium for the game to surprise and delight Michigan and Florida fans. Hotels.com is harnessing the power of robotics by leveraging the new Pepper Promoter application. Pepper will bring an engaging and interactive experience to the fan zone by promoting Hotels.com® Rewards and deals, highlight the newest Hotels.com game day commercial and encourage fans to enter into a sweepstakes. At the end of the interaction, fans can pose with Pepper for a selfie and then tag their team for a fresh social experience.  

What a game and great tech from Hotels.com and Saftbank.

Also...
If you though every possible smartphone accessory has hit the market... you were wrong!
This week, Rick and Sully take a look at some new innovative accessories for your devices...




1. Windblocker

www.windblocker.com

Windblocker is a small portable cover for your smartphone’s microphone.

It let’s you have crystal clear audio outdoors. For instance during an important call or shooting a video. The new generation of Windblocker includes on that fits in your ear. They really work for under $10
 

2. mycharge AdventureUltra

www.mycharge.com

You will always have a charge with mycharge products. The AdventureUltra features a USB-C and two USB-A ports to charge awide range of devices. The powerful charger also has an AC power port for running and charging items such as laptops and even TVs for tailgating. All for just $129.99. The myCharge Adventure Ultra charger utilizes safe-cell, ensuring your safety while charging your phone.
 

3. Toast Customized Smartphone Cases
www.toastmade.com

You need a gadget cover that is 100% your own.  Trust us, we get it.  If you want to promote your business, give a unique gift, or just show off how badass you are, let your Toast do the talking.  Send us your artwork or logo and we'll hook you up.  Prepare to be flooded with compliments.  Nice one, you maverick-y maverick, you!
 

4. Lilgadgets - Headphones and earbuds with a volume limit for kids

www.lilgadgets.com

LilGadgets high-quality, high-performance headphones and earbuds delivers a bold and beautiful design that distinguish away from the typical children's product. While manufacturing a product that is kid safe, LilGadgets headphones incorporates a volume limit of 93db, a passive noise reduction, durable design and complies with the standards set by the CPSC Toy Compliant and ASTM International Standards. With their SharePort® feature, children can connect multiple headphones to one device and reinventing the "buddy system."
The Connect+ Pro are a beautifully designed, high-quality, wired children’s headphone for children aged 6 and up, featuring the integrated SharePort to make sharing a little easier between kiddos. Each pair comes with a high quality microfiber travel pouch and a four foot premium nylon braided 3.5mm audio cable with an inline microphone. The Connect+ Pro is foldable and durably constructed out of a high quality polycarbonate, reinforced with metal extenders for variable sizing, and covered with comfortable SoftTouch Fabric. Volume Limited with Adult Worthy, Quality Audio: The max volume is set at 93db with internal 40mm drivers and a range of 20Hz to 20kHz. $29.95
 

5.  Arccos Driver Tuning and 360 - for golfers
www.arccosgolf.com

Golfers will love pairing their smartphones with Arccos products.
They will make you a better golfer.
Driver Tuning is offered exclusively for COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos users with Cobra KING F7 and F7+ drivers. It considers a player’s current settings and on-course performance during a three-round window. Harnessing machine learning, the system then recommends weight and loft adjustments based on recognized patterns. This removes the guesswork, making it easy for golfers of all skill levels to maximize their distance and accuracy.
Arccos 360 -  second-generation system features 14 sensors – one for every club in your bag. It automatically records and analyzes every shot you hit, combining Live Shot Tracking, GPS 2.0 and Tour Analytics to help any player make smarter decisions to shoot lower scores.
User benefits:
    Know your exact distance to any point on the course
    Learn precisely which club to use in every situation
    Identify your actual strengths and weaknesses

System features:
    Ultralight, low-profile sensors
    Battery designed to last 5 years
    Power saving mode
    Enhanced shot-detection algorithm
 


6.  Tip ‘n Split  - not really a smartphone accessory.. but
www.tipnsplit.com

Read the menu, calculate tips, and split the check with this handy gadget. You know the drill. You’re having a tasty dinner in a dimly lit restaurant when the menu comes. Squinting and lowering your head closer and closer to the tiny print of the menu, it’s time to get some help. You may also need extra light. Appearing on QVC and The Today Show, the solution lies in Tip ‘n Split® – the innovative LED magnifying tool that not only helps you read the menu, it can calculate both tips and splits for each member of your group. Easy to use for all, keep dinner in fun mode with a gadget that takes the stress out of paying the bill – plus it keeps your smartphone away from the table! Great price at $26.95
Features:

    Magnifier
    Light
    Tip Calculator
    Bill Splitter
 

Saturday
Aug262017

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

Go team!

Before the big game, you need to "Win the Tailgate"


Rick and Sully discuss how that is done as football season is here!
 
Have a listen:


 


1. BBQ Guru

www.bbqguru.com

The most advanced high-tech BBQ accessory to hit the market. The CyberQ Cloud is the newest must-have temperature control device that is going to give you the ultimate barbecue experience and will be your new secret weapon for cooking delicious meals every time, especially at tailgates. You can get distracted at tailgates, so CyberQ Cloud’s cutting-edge technology makes outdoor cooking easier than ever before. BBQ Guru’s high-tech control helps solve the two most common problems of cooking outdoors by automatically controlling your cooking temperature and consistently tracking your food temperatures. With built-in food ready alarms, voice control activation, and automatic oven-like control for your smoker, the CyberQ Cloud does the work for you and eliminates the guesswork of knowing when your food is done. Hook up your CyberQ Cloud to your grill, set your desired temperature, and, almost like magic, it consistently maintains your target temperature. This means you and your fellow football fans can finally say goodbye to tough, chewy, and dried out meat. Also with "Alexa" integration. Available for most grills starting around $200.
 

2. OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

www.owcdigital.com

Keep everything charged and all your devices connected at your tailgate with an amazing 13 ports, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock brings exceptional connectivity to Thunderbolt 3 laptops and computers through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, delivering unprecedented power and speed to laptops and other devices. Stay connected at your tailgate with this monster dock. Also invaluable for your home or office for $299. Remember, more ports equals more fun!


3. The Curious Creamery

www.thecuriouscreamery.com

Fresh "boozy" ice cream, right at your tailgate. The Curious Creamery allows you to make delicious, gourmet ice cream on the fly without using an ice cream maker. You start with a $1.99 starter pack of your choice and in minutes you have a tasty treat that's gluten free, lactose free, preservative free, high fructose corn syrup free and more. Choose from the Ice Cream Mix, the Ice Cream Cake Mix, or the Alcoholic Ice Cream Mix. Try all the flavors!
 

4. Copper Chef Grill Mats

www.copperchefgrillmat.com

We've previously talked about Copper Chef pots and pans... now the grill mats
I've talked about Copper Chef pots and pans in the past, but their Grill Mats are a tailgater's best friend. at 15.75" x 13", these reversible and reusable grill mats reduce burning flare ups. Your marinade or baste will stay on your food and nothing sticks to the mat. You also get perfect grill marks and they clean with ease. The food event tastes better. A no-brainer at $20.
 

5. ZizzyBee’s Washable Bags

www.zizzybeebags.com

They come in bright colors and stylish patterns that make organizing so fun, your fellow tailgaters will be amazed. They’re made in several sizes to hold everything that needs holding. Need to organize your utensils, matches, spices and condiments? ZizzyBee bags will do it.
They come in:
    Mix 3-pack - This popular pack comes with 2 large bags 12” by 12” bags and 1 small 9” by 9” bag. It’s not only great for busy parents, but for teachers so they can organize their classrooms. Buy some for your teacher and you might get extra credit!
    Large 3-pack - This set of 3, 12” by 12” bags is perfect for organizing all your school supplies: crayons, pens, art supplies, paper. You can pick 3 matching bags or 3 different colors.
    Dirty Laundry Bag – Perfect for dirty tailgate clothes. So lightweight (maybe too lightweight) they can bring a change of clothes anywhere.


6. iFork Interlocking Tableware

www.iFork.com

The people at iFork know technology and now they have "outkicked their coverage" with the new iCup and iPlate, as they are intelligently designed to securely fit together. The utensils click into place on either side of the plate and the cup slides in underneath, leaving diners a free hand to eat, wave, or "high-five" with others. Sets start at $20.
 


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Saturday
Jul222017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Pool Safety Tips and Tech

We've entered the dog days of midsummer. That means some visits to our favorite swimming pools.
It's time to revisit some safety tips and safety tech for our pools as the summer days drag on...


Statistics:

- From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day... many at swimming pools
- About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.
 

Rick and Sully talk about some tech to stay safe at the pool

Tips:
1. Never swim alone and always watch children in and around the water. Designate an “Adult Water Watcher.”
2. Teach kids how to swim. It’s a skill that will last a lifetime.
3. Stay away from drains in the pool. Make sure all drains are covered.
4. Make sure pools you use have a fence, a self-latching gate, alarms, a lifeguard (if a public pool) and is cleaned or covered.

Some New Gadgets and Tech you Can Use in and Around the Pool



1.  Pool Safety Pack

From Twist and Seal, it’s the new Pool Safety Pack.  It keeps water away from electrical cord connections and comes with three safety products – Cord Dome for power strips, Maxx for large cords, and Cord Protect for regular cords. This pack helps keeps the whole family safe by sealing off outside cords. Heavy grade industrial plastic is used, so you know these will be durable products that last.
 
2. Ahhsoles

Before stepping into the sand or walking around the pool, slip on a pair of Ahhsoles and experience incredible comfort with every step you take. It gets slippery poolside and Ahhsoles will give you traction and won’t slip or slide. Ditch that dull, everyday footwear and throw on a pair of Ahhsoles flip-flops! Perfectly named for that “Ahhh!” feeling you experience when taking your shoes off after a long day on your feet, this innovative brand designs an irresistible selection of wild foot bed textures that are “Offensively comfortable”. Ahhsoles also represent a step forward in flip-flop culture by deviating from the traditional idea of flip-flops and experimenting with vibrant textures, colors, and of course our unique name. We believe that our wild textures, styles, and name will become a major trend and fashion accessory rather than simply remaining normal everyday footwear.
 

3. Bio Key Touchlocks

www.bio-key.com

Perfect not only for travel, but keep your valuables safe in your pool locker.
- Bluetooth or fingerproff enabled smartlocks for $40-50
- Open with your smartphone
 


4. Bambino Mio Swim Diapers

Keep the entire pool and pool area safe and clean with swim diapers for the little ones. Bambino Mio is a cloth diaper company offering a range of products designed for the stylish, modern and eco-conscious parent. Bambino Mio diapers are as simple to use as a disposable, easy to put on and easy to wash. They also make swim diapers for the pool or bath and a range of potty training essentials for when it’s time to ditch the diapers.
 

Remember, Rick is at the BB&T Atlanta Open all week.

Sunday
Jul092017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Hotel Technology, The Jefferson

Rick and Sully this week, talk about Rick's fantastic visit to The Jefferson in Richmond, VA and see how they are keeping the traditional feel of the historic hotel and blending it with the technology we all want and use.

Have a listen to Rick and Sully:

Think of all the hotels you've ever stayed in. Some good, some bad, some meh.  The hotel and motel industry has become very competitive. It had to with the advent of AirB&B and the resurgemce of Bed & Breakfasts.

This has forced many old and historic properties to add and introduce new technology and up the ante when it comes to satisfying the current breed of traveler, especially business travelers.

Rick recently had the opportunity to stay at one of the old historic hotels in the country, The Jefferson in Richmond, VA. Also one of the most luxurious and now modern hotels you will find anywhere.
Built in 1895, The Jefferson Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Richmond and is within minutes of the city’s most popular attractions, restaurants and shopping.  It is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resort’s Legend Collection and a charter member of Historic Hotels of America.  Guests of The Jefferson enjoy complimentary downtown transportation, fitness center and indoor pool access, high-speed internet access and evening turndown service.  The Jefferson is also home to Lemaire Restaurant, TJ’s Restaurant, Afternoon Tea at The Jefferson and Richmond’s most famous Sunday Champagne Brunch.  For more information about The Jefferson Hotel, visit www.jeffersonhotel.com.  

Here's what The Jefferson in undergoing and some of their tech
 

1.  The Reconstruction

In March 2013 The Jefferson Hotel began a 3-phase reconstruction project.  The hotel's 262 guest rooms have been quietly rebuilt into 181 spacious new rooms, including 15 suites.  The enlarged floorplans feature entry foyers, dressing areas and luxurious new marbled baths including soaking tubs, walk-in showers and television screens in the vanity mirrors. 
 

2.  Making it New, but Keping the "Old Feel"

Each of the hotel’s magnificent public spaces has received a refresh, including new furnishings in the Rotunda and Palm Court lobbies that convey the residential feel of the guest rooms.  The century-old Rotunda ceiling has been fully restored to preserve it for generations to come.  

“The hotel has long been known for its breathtaking public spaces, exceptional service and beautiful décor.  This project has allowed us to elevate an already  unique travel experience to the next level of luxury,” says Joseph Longo, Managing Director.       

 
3. Ballrooms Get a Tech Upgrade

- Made more suitable for business meetings, events and gatherings
Ballrooms have been redecorated with fresh, new color palates and draperies along with new LED lighting and carpeting. 
* LED light bulbs lasts longer and uses less energy than other types of lighting


4.  Amenities like...

- Nespresso coffee maker and complimentary supplies
- Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and local telephone calls

5. Electronic Doorbell with Digital "Do Not Disturb"

- Inside the room there is a digital pad where you can set your "Do Not Disturb" sign instead of those pesky hanging signs.


 
6. Ginter Suites

- Get a Ginter Suite!
The Ginter Suites are each over 1,000-square feet and named in honor of The Jefferson’s founder, Major Lewis Ginter. A welcoming foyer, with a half bath, leads into the spacious living room with comfortable seating, a large flat screen television, a table for dining and a beautiful kitchenette with mini refrigerator, wine racks, sink and coffee maker. The bedroom features a king bed, comfortable seating and a second flat screen television. A dressing area, providing plenty of storage, is located between the bath and the bedroom area. A connecting room or suite is available for some of the Ginter Suites at an additional charge.  

*Bonus - A Little about Maj. Ginter...

In 1873, Ginter joined John F. Allen to form Allen & Ginter, a partnership selling foreign made tobacco. Shortly after, Ginter thought of manufacturing Virginia made cigarettes to compete with foreign products, and Allen & Ginter released their first line of domestic cigarettes as the "Richmond Gems" in 1875. Early production began in a factory with twenty young ladies who hand-rolled the cigarettes. The domestic cigarettes enjoyed phenomenal success, and Ginter began designs for more brands. Allen & Ginter soon released "Perfection," "Napoleon," "Virginia Pets," and "Old Dominion."