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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

Entries in Super Bowl (4)

Saturday
Feb022019

Limpert Tech on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 2/2/19 - Rick's Big Game Tech

It's the Rams and the Patriots!
The Super Bowl is in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but it's such a big event, it takes over the whole downtown area.
A big event likes this means new gadgets, new tech and tech news!
 
What's going on with Tech at the Super Bowl?
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Rick and Sully discuss:
1.   NFL's 1st and Future Competition
The National Football League (NFL) has teamed up with Arrow Electronics and Georgia Institute of Technology for the 4th annual 1st and Future competition. The event is the NFL’s annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in player health, safety and performance. Two competitive categories were featured for this year’s event with the “NFL Punt Analytics Competition” and “Innovations to Advance Athlete Health and Safety Competition”. 
It's a Shark Tank like competition.
 
2. How to Stream the Super Bowl from Anywhere
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If you are watching the Super Bowl on CBS in the United States, fans can access the game for free over the air or through cable TV with a subscription. The game will be available online at CBSSports.com and on the CBS Sports app, and through the CBS All Access subscription service.
Other ways:
YouTube TV: $40/mont (There’s a 14-day free trial available)
To watch:  Go to YouTube TV and sign up. Then sign up for ExpressVPN and connect to a U.S. server location.
DirecTV Now: $40/month (There’s a 7-day free trial available)
To watch: Go to DirecTV and sign up. Then sign up for ExpressVPN and connect to a U.S. server location.
Hulu: $40/month (There’s a 7-day free trial available.)
To watch: Go to Hulu and select a plan. Then sign up for ExpressVPN and connect to a U.S. server location.
PlayStation Vue: $45/month (There’s a 7-day free trial available)
To watch: PlayStation Vue bundles and select your plan. Then sign up for ExpressVPN and connect to a U.S. server location.
NFL Game Pass International (not US Version): $115/year for all games (There’s a 7-day free trial available)
To watch: Go to https://gamepass.nfl.com/ and sign up for Season Plus (for all games). Then sign up for ExpressVPN and connect to a non-U.S. location where all games are available.
3. Hyundai Shopper Assurance
Hyundai Shopper Assurance has transformed the car buying process, providing customers with a frictionless, efficient and transparent experience. Roughly one year after the program was rolled out to Hyundai dealers nationwide, and after receiving positive feedback from customers and dealers, Hyundai is starting national advertising for the program.
Hyundai's 60-second first-quarter Super Bowl ad will star Jason Bateman and show how much better car buying can be with Shopper Assurance. Jason Bateman, the award-winning actor, director and producer, will bring his comedic savvy to the ad in a way only he can.
Shopper Assurance consists of four elements that make the process of purchasing a car easier, faster and worry-free. Since the start of its national availability in February 2018, 632 of Hyundai's dealers now offer the voluntary program, representing more than 77 percent of Hyundai's sales volume. Customers who have purchased a Hyundai vehicle through the program have responded very favorably.:
 
4. HyperX Brings Videogaming to the Super Bowl
The HyperX truck is onsite
HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced that the HyperX Esports Truck – North America’s first mobile competitive gaming arena – will host four days of free football gaming competition at the Super Tailgate Party located just one block from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The HyperX Esports Truck is owned and operated by Allied Esports, a global esports entertainment company. Proceeds from the sale of food and beverages will support the NFL Retired Players Association.
Bigger than four full-sized food trucks, the two-level HyperX Esports Truck will bring a unique esports experience to Atlanta. The state-of-the-art, 18-wheel, 35-ton semi-trailer unfolds with a push of a button revealing a self-contained mobile esports arena.
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Fans are invited to join the free gaming experience to compete against other football fans and local gamers on HyperX’s pro gaming stage. Attendees will have the chance to test their gaming skills using the latest HyperX gaming gear as they battle fellow gamers for the chance to win HyperX award-winning gaming gear including gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, and mousepads. Raffles are planned during competition hours. All attendees are encouraged to share photos using #HyperXTailgate online for a chance to win HyperX gaming accessories and prizes.
 
5. Breaking Data Usage Records in Atlanta
The newest, most state-of-the-art NFL stadium is ready to host the matchup on Super Bowl Sunday, and the expectation is that fans will once again break data usage records.
Every year the data usage numbers go up, and the same is expected at Super Bowl 53. Last year's Super Bowl 52 game between the Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles was the fifth year in a row that data usage broke records. Fans consumed 16.31 terabytes of data over Wi-Fi that year, and cell usage increased, too. There were 18.8 TB of data going over the Verizon network inside the stadium on game day last year, and AT&T reported 7.2 TB of data going over its network inside the stadium. Sprint combined numbers from both inside and immediately around the stadium, for a total of 9.7 TB on its networks during Super Bowl 52.
 
6. Comcast/Xfinity Offering Free Wi-Fi at Spots Downtown
Comcast is offering free public Wi-Fi during the week of January 27 at eight MARTA transit stations, parts of the downtown Atlanta entertainment district - which includes Centennial Olympic Park - and at State Farm Arena, SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta. With tens of thousands of football fans preparing to visit Atlanta, Comcast is opening more than 5,300 Xfinity WiFi hotspots at the following locations: 
State Farm Arena: Jan. 31 - Feb. 3
Downtown Entertainment District: Jan. 26 - Feb. 2
Coca-Cola Roxy: Feb. 1
SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta: Feb 1 – 3
Eight MARTA stations: Five Points, Garnett, North Avenue, Dome, Arts Center, Civic Center, Midtown, Peachtree Center: Jan. 26 – Feb. 2

 

*Enjoy the game!

Sunday
Jan282018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 - Super Bowl Game Watching Tech

Will you be among the millions and millions of people around the world watching next week's Super Bowl?



If you are, Rick has some fan experience gadgets and tech for the big game!

1. Man Crates
www.mancrates.com

Once you get it open, the Man Crate has all sorts of goodies for Super Bowl enjoyment!
Man Crates has all types of gifts for every type of guy at every price point.

For the Drinker:
Whiskey Appreciation Crate - $150: decanter, bottom rocks glasses, ice molds, nuts and more
Personalized Growler Crate - $80: 64 oz. Personalized Mini-Keg Growler, 2 classic pint glasses, more
Menagerie Wine Pourer - $19.99: Don't know what to give the guy who has everything? Man Crates has the answer; and it turns his boring Bordeaux into a powerful grizzly bear or stag regurgitating it's lifesblood into your finest stemware.

For the Foodie:
Pizza Grilling Crate - $99.99: The Pizza Grilling Crate turns any ordinary grill into a flame-fueled furnace for crisp, smoky pizza that's way better than delivery. The four cordierite baking stones bring the heat to any pizza party!

Morning Glory Crate - $69.99: Sure to pack the whole family into the kitchen Christmas morning and keep the family energized with these protein-packed pancakes and marionberry syrup.
Mount Rubsmore - $19.99: A patriotic box from Man Crates filled with special president-themed spice blends, perfect for that person who's a little bit of a history nerd mixed with a master chef.
For the Sports Fanatic:
NFL Barware Crate - $99: Customized NFL team pint glasses, coasters, snacks
*Man Crates also has similar crates for NBA, NHL, College, NASCAR
Personalized Golf Balls - $65: 30 monogrammed Callaway Warbird 2.0 golf balls

 

2. Amazing products from BigMouth Inc!
http://www.bigmouthinc.com

Fun products to enjoy the game!
- Football Stadium Inflatable Salad Bar ($19.99)
Impress your guests with delicious snacks in this football themed salad bar. This is a great traveling snack station that’s perfect for tailgating, BBQs and picnics.


 
- Drink Kooler – The Red Party Cup ($9.99)
The infamous red party cup is now as a fun shaped drink kooler. Let everyone know you still know how to party!


- The Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron ($14.99)
Get your grill on! Our unique camouflage-grilling apron holds everything a real man could want or need for an afternoon of fun. Holds 6 beverage cans or bottles, comes with a built-in can opener, and more pockets then he could ever need. Made from 100% cotton, one size fits all, fully adjustable length.
 

3. Nobis  - keeping warm if you are going to Minneapolis and the big game
www.us.nobis.com


Whether you're travelling up to Minnesota to watch the game live, or planning a super bowl Sunday bar hopping session with your friends; don't let the freezing temps put a damper in your sporting mood. Cheer on your favorite NFL team whilst keeping warm in nobis.

Ten years in with a presence in over 40 countries, nobis takes performance textiles and technological innovations for outerwear, footwear and accessories, and applies them to timeless silhouettes that can take you anywhere. Move from the mountains to the city streets, exploring the wilderness or trying a new menu.

Walk, drive, cycle or fly anywhere, any time with sophistication and comfort. Wanderlust is encouraged. We want you to embrace your passions and live a dynamic life.
 

4. Raycon  Wireless Sound Bar S2
www.rayconglobal.com

Users can bring the Super Bowl party with them wherever they go with this new bass-powered sound bar. Packing 6 watts of power, the debut Raycon sound bar can connect to multiple music sources via Bluetooth, memory card and AUX. Available in luxurious black, white and gold matte finishes. SRP $49.99
 

5.  Epson’s new Home Cinema LS100 Ultra Short-Throw Laser Display
https://epson.com/For-Home/Projectors/Home-Cinema/Home-Cinema-LS100-Full-HD-3LCD-Ultra-Short-throw-Laser-Projector/p/V11H879520


The battle for league champion is right around the corner, and guests can have the best seat in the house this year with Epson’s new Home Cinema LS100 Ultra Short-Throw Laser Display— providing an immersive viewing experience from any viewpoint in your home.

The Home Cinema LS100 features 4,000 lumens of equal color and white brightness, an extraordinary contrast ratio up to 2,500,000:1, and Full HD picture up to 10 feet diagonal for stunning color and incredible detail, even in a well-lit environment. The Home Cinema LS100 can sit just inches from the wall without any long cables, shadows or glare to disrupt the viewing experience so guests can enjoy the game from any room in the house— all at a fraction of the cost of a 120-inch traditional flat panel display.
 

Saturday
Feb042017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Super Bowl Party Tech

Rick and Sully talk tech for your Super Bowl party

There is technology on the football field, but also off the field in our living rooms, home theaters and man caves.

Have a listen:

 

1. NIMA Football Helmet Bluetooth Speaker

NIMA Helmet is a leap forward in technology and design. It's been engineered from the ground up for pure performance. Available in 3 sizes, NIMA Sport's Football Helmet Bluetooth speaker delivers clear, organic natural sound with deeper bass than other speakers. It connects wirelessly and its premium material design - months in the making - coupled with its customizable high-gloss finish, adds a new level of team pride for any fan looking for a complete audio experience. It allows you to enjoy exceptionally clear acoustics whether you're cheering on your favorite team at home, in the shower, at a tailgate or at a BBQ - as loud as you like.
In designing these speakers, sports fanatic and designer Nima Saati decided to do whatever was necessary, however unconventional, to make the best form loudspeaker anyone had ever heard. Every component, from drive unit to cabinet enclosure, was re-invented.

The NIMA speaker was truly built with the fan in mind and they have packed an unbelievable amount of volume into such a small package. Visit www.nimausa.com.

2. MyCharge power
www.mycharge.com

Don't let your power run out on your phones and tablets during the big game!

RazorPlatinum from MyCharge
$99.99

Crafted from anodized aluminum, the 13400mAh RazorPlatinum is not only the most powerful portable charger in the myCharge lineup but also the only charger capable of powering a laptop. The USB-C port delivers a 36W output and is able to fully charge a MacBook in 100 minutes. Charge any tablet, smartphone or other device via the RazorPlatinum's standard USB-A port. Recharge the RazorPlatinum via the MacBook 29 watt adaptor in just 2 hours.

Battery Capacity: 13400mAh

Recharges Via: USB-C cable

Compatibility: MacBook, Tablets, Smartphones, USB-C & USB-A Devices
 

3.Altec Lansing Mini Life Jacket 3 ($99.99; avail Best Buy and Target)

For that pre-game playlist, or maybe to listen to the game...  this Bluetooth speaker that comes in Falcons red and Patriots blue can pump up the tunes and withstand all the PBR, ketchup, and literal punches you throw at it -- or you can go bigger with the monster Super Life Jacket speaker ($299.99; avail Best Buy)  It's waterproof, it floats and has 10 hours of battery life, so it will last through the post game celebration.
 

4. Polaroid Cube+ HD Action Video Cam (+ Shot glass mount!) ($149.95 + $14.99 shot glass; avail Amazon)

Compatible with Android and iOS, the Cube+ will capture your best party minutes -- even the Fireball shots you take -- on its companion app over wifi. And it’s water-resistant, for any spills and thrills.
Compact design; 6.0MP CMOS image sensor; 1080p image resolution; digital image stabilization; rechargeable lithium-ion battery; shockproof; coldproof
 


5.  HelloTech

www.hellotech.com

HelloTech -- a leading on-demand, in-home technology support startup -- specializes in TV mounting and installation, and has compiled tips to avoid the “Top 5 Most Common TV Mounting Fails” just in time for next week’s game. These tips are foolproof in guiding your readers in optimizing their TV viewing parties while also helping them reduce stress when preparing their surround sound, streaming and more.

FAIL #1: Choosing the Wrong Mount
Before anything else, you need to choose the TV mount right for you. Most important of all, double check the load-bearing capacity of the mount. One that supports 33 pounds is only good for small 15-inch TVs, not for your 55-inch smart TV. HelloTech urges you to choose wisely because watching your expensive television falling and shattering right in the middle of your Super Bowl party would be rather embarrassing (not to mention gut-wrenching).

FAIL #2: Thinking You Can Go It Alone
TV mounting is a two-person job they are wide and heavy and  can hit 50 lbs! That's why HelloTech recommends that at least one person helps you out. An extra pair of hands will certainly be needed to lift and hold brackets in place while you figure out which screws go where.

FAIL #3: Ignoring Those Wall Studs
HelloTech recommends that you be extra sure that you have indeed found the right studs before you start drilling. That way, you don’t have to suffer through having any wrong holes repaired. Additionally, make sure you use the right drill bit. Otherwise, the drilled holes might just be too small or too big for the screws.

FAIL #4: Hammering Near the TV
If during the installation process you need to hammer nails, don’t do so until you have transferred the TV to somewhere safe. This precaution is necessary because any nail that slips from your fingers could hit the TV screen, rendering it useless.

FAIL #5: Buying the Wrong Cables and Wires
HelloTech advises that you carefully plan where all of the cables will go so that they won’t look cluttered and won’t be peeking from behind the TV. Unfortunately, some people can take the organizing too far, so they end up with cables not reaching their intended ports if this happens, never force the cables. Don’t try to bend the TV just to make things connect. These actions can damage  the screen, the ports, the cables, or the wall.


 Enjoy the game!

Friday
Feb052016

WGST's "The Sully Show" for 2/5/16 - The Super Bowl Experience

Super Bowl 50, airs on Sunday, February 7. More than 110 million people will watch on TV, and millions more sports fans will listen to it on the radio, stream it live, or watch online sports commentators and highlight videos.

Millions of people will also be attending Super Bowl parties. If you're having a Super Bowl party, or going to one, here are some tech ideas that you might want to check out.

Don't forget:

Live streaming of the Super Bowl is offered on numerous platforms

This Super Bowl Sunday, you can watch Super Bowl 50 on your local CBS channel. However, you can also stream it live on a range of gadgets using the CBS Sports platform.
If you're going to watch the game on your computer, go to CBSSports.com. You can also watch CBS Sports on streaming devices, including the game console Xbox One and streaming media players Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast.

Have a listen to Rick and Sully:




Tech and gadgets for Super Bowl viewing

1.  HDTVs

One quarter of all TVs sold during the year are sold in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl

Amazon has been running deals on HDTVs leading up to the big game...  look for HDTV special as you search TVS

Example:

Sceptre E505BV-FMQK 50-Inch 1080p LED HDTV
by Sceptre
$369.99
 


2.   Football Sqaures app-   iOS app for running your Super Bowl Squares game
Cost is $2.99 on iTunes


Love playing "Squares" for sports games and other office/party pools? Now you can do all the Squares sheets you want on your iPad! Pick from pre-defined templates or create a custom sheet for everything from football, baseball, hockey, to baby birthday pools and more!

Sheet styles include 10 X 10 and 5 X 5 options and are easily set up with the template picker. You also have templates for 4 quarters, 2 halves, inning groups, and periods. With a custom sheet, you can setup "scoring rounds' to be whatever you like with whatever text you want in each scoring box.

Your friends and family can choose the squares they want by tapping on a square and entering their name/initials (this info is retained in case they want more than 1 square.) You can randomize the score boxes for each row and column, or enter them yourself in the desired order. Participants can quickly highlight all of their squares with the provided filter mechanism. Progress is saved automatically, allowing you to return to the app at any time to continue filling up the sheet.

You can also use the now-included "Picture Squares" Add-On to give each square a picture of the owner! Pictures can come from your photo library, contacts, or the built-in camera if using a camera-equipped iPad.

Need more participants? Create an email invitation from the app, which includes a link to the "Squares Buyer for Football Squares Plus" app, which lets users enter their info and email it back to you for importing into your sheet (these squares are randomly assigned). Users can even take and submit a picture if you are using Picture Squares!

The "Winners" screen lets you select which Score Boxes are winners. The app will highlight all winning squares and also present a "Winners Table" for a list of all winners.

You can lock sheets in 2 modes -- Allowing new entries only, or the entire sheet so no changes can be made. This is great for preventing accidental taps!
 

3.  Perfect Drink   -  app and smart scale

$49-$99 and app is free

www.MakeItPerfectly.com

Have you ever enjoyed a great cocktail in a bar and wondered why you can't make it at home? With Perfect Drink, you can make the perfect cocktail in your own home, every time, regardless of your experience.

The interactive recipe app connects via Bluetooth to the smart scale to guide you step-by-step through each recipe. Measuring ingredients by weight is the most precise way to consistently make a great cocktail so the app will tell you what to pour, and when to stop. Just watch the virtual shaker fill up in real time on your smartphone or tablet.
 
 


4.  Logitech Harmony Elite universal remote control

The ultimate remote for watching sports on TV
 Now, you can impress your friends this Sunday with complete control from the couch. With one-touch activities, gesture controls and integration with connected devices like Philips Hue lights, the only thing you can’t control on game day is the score!
Features:

- Change channels, adjust volume, fast-forward, or rewind using gestures on the bright 2.4” touchscreen.
- Easily find the right button, even in the dark, with motion-activated, backlit controls.
- Keep your eyes on your entertainment, not your remote, with vibration feedback.
- Customize the dedicated media playback, cable/satellite, and DVR controls to your preferences.
- Control and adjust smart home devices with dedicated controls.
- Keep Harmony Elite charged and ready with the convenient charging station..
- The replaceable battery has 20% greater capacity
 



5. Daytoda Finger Caps - for those messy eaters at your Super Bowl party  -especially when it comes to wings.

Daytoda Finger Caps can be a pretentious but useful way to do the job. These are finger-shaped plastic covers that will let you grab food without the possibility of spreading germs and bacteria, while also keeping your fingers clean. They’re made of a soft food-grade plastic, and are safe for hot food, meaning they won’t shrink-wrap onto your fingertips.

While a box of 50 is only going to cost you $7.95, your friends are going to tear through these in no time flat. If we’re going to be honest, only certain people are going to use these unless you specifically ask all of your guests to use them, and it’s usually the people that don’t need them in the first place.