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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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Friday
Aug182017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Solar Eclipse Tech

For a few moments on Monday, we will experience the first total solar eclipse in over 40 years.
Some tech and tips for the solar eclipse.

Have a listen:




Remember, the shadow of the moon will first touch Georgia at 2:34 p.m. on Aug. 21 and leave the state at 2:40 p.m. The shadow of the moon passes by quickly, at about 1,800 miles per hour, according to NASA.
Never view the Sun with the naked eye or by looking through optical devices such as binoculars or telescopes!
Rick and Sully discuss, and don't look directly at the eclipse

1. Solar Eclipse Glasses


Solar Eclipse glasses resemble 3-D movie glasses and sell for as little as $2. They are sold at Best Buys, Kirkland’s and Lowe’s stores. Many stores are sold out and won't be getting more inventory, so look around and don't look directly at the solar eclipse.
Reputable vendors  https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters


 
2. Make your own viewing device here...   starting with just a long box or long tube

https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/how-to-view-eclipse

3. Starbound Astronomy Viewing Chair

A $159  comfortable sturdy heavy-duty Chair designed for Sky Observing that folds flat for easy storage. The Chair is adjustable from 9" to 32". This allows for instant adjustment of the padded seat to whatever height you need for observing with your telescope. The chair has extra-thick padding and a heavily plated steel frame The Viewing Chair is available in two powder coated colors, White or Black (this version Black).
 


4. A Solar Filter for any Eclipse Photography
 

Black polymer is the most common filtering material for observing sunspots and granulation, through telescopes and binoculars.

These sheets are a quality product of Thousand Oaks Optical, Arizona, a manufacturer of safe solar filters for over 30 years. "Stronger than Mylar with the filtering properties protected within the substrate. Guaranteed five years."

Make a filter on your own for any telescope / binoculars / camera, and for a fraction of what factory made filters cost.

The sun will appear in a natural orange color when viewed through your telescope using this filter.
WARNING: ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE FILTER IS WELL ATTACHED TO THE TELESCOPE/BINOCULARS, USING STICKY TAPE, TO KEEP IT FROM FALLING WHILE OBSERVING!
 

5.  Apps for the Solar Eclipse


 - NASA Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Countdown: NASA has created this website, https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/, to guide you through the eclipse. You will find a live stream of the eclipse, an interactive eclipse map, a list of official eclipse events across the country,  eclipse science and education activities, such as making a solar viewing projector or a 3D printable pinhole projector, eclipse art projects and much more.
- Total Solar Eclipse 2017: This free app from Exploratorium gives you access to Exploratorium’s live video streams of the total solar eclipse. You can tune in to 5 simultaneous video streams: live coverage hosted by Exploratorium educators and NASA scientists; live coverage in Spanish; a non-narrated, 3-hour live telescope view of the full eclipse as seen from Oregon; a non-narrated, 3-hour live telescope view of the full eclipse as seen from Wyoming; and a live telescope view with live musical sonification and accompaniment by the Kronos Quartet.

Saturday
Jun242017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Miami Tech

Rick has been in Miami this week - always looking at the latest tech and for tech stories in and out of the world of sports

Rick and Sully talk Miami and a lot more...

1.  Miami as a "Tech Hub"

Miami is now the second most entrepreneurial city in the U.S., with the highest startup density in the country at 247.6 startups per 100,000 people, according to the Kauffman Index. Its privileged proximity to both New York and Silicon Valley will allow this emerging ecosystem to consolidate its position as an entrepreneurial hub with the arrival of accelerators and VC funds.

Rather than trying to be the next Silicon Valley, Miami is following the lead of emerging tech hubs like Austin and Boulder, and is focusing on its strengths.

Miami is a city of many traits. Historically recognized for the sun, beach and tourists of South Beach, it has now become much more than that. With one of the most diverse populations in the country, Miami is the strategic capital of the Americas, binding Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America (LatAm) to the U.S. market.

2. A New Miami Tech Scene Came About Seven Years Ago

(Much like the current Atlanta tech scene, it involves people working together...
When “some of today’s most relevant players started forming and getting together,” as The Miami Herald’s Nancy Dhalberg put it. Florida International University hosted its first Americas Venture Capital Conference (2010), Susan Amat co-founded The Launch Pad at University of Miami (2008) and soon after she started Venture Hive, Miami’s most iconic incubator.

But is was in 2012 when, inspired by Dave McClure’s Geeks on a Plane stop in the city, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation decided Miami had a great shot at becoming a startup capital. Since then, the foundation started accelerating and funding different local initiatives, bringing new players to the scene and becoming instrumental in Endeavor, Venture for America, LaunchCode, Emerge, IME, The Idea Center, The LAB and 500 Startups, among others, landing in the city.
 

3. Marlins Park Retractable Roof  - Keeps fans cool and comfortable on hot and humid days


    Three panels elevated over the playing field and ballpark canopy.
    560 foot span, track to track - just short of two football fields in length.
    338,000 square feet of roof surface areas, or 7.76 acres.
    13-minute operation time from fully closed to fully open position.
    Roof panels can be operated independently to produce micro shading effects.
    Fifth retractable roof built over a ballpark in the U.S.

The retractable roof consists of three metal decked operable panels: one upper panel and two lower panels. The East and West panels are at a lower elevation over the stands and the center panel is at the highest elevation with 200 feet clear over second base to allow for "pop-flies". The retractable roof mechanization system is supported by two horizontal concrete track beams approximately 548 feet apart and 750 feet long.

When open, the Center Panel retracts to the west main entrance plaza and the East and West panels will retract underneath the Center panel.

The challenge is to move a combined 19 million pounds within 13 minutes, traveling at a speed of 39 feet per minute.



4. Everything Points to Miami's hosting of the MLB All Star Game in a few weeks

- No city does a sports party like Miami.
Improvements being made all over the city as it hosts the 2017 MLB All Star Game
New ridesharing pickup point at Marlins Park

The game and related activities, being produced by Major League Baseball and the Miami Marlins, are expected to generate about $70 million in economic impact and attract thousands of visitors, including television and radio crews from 57 countries. The event is broadcast to 100 million homes worldwide.

The downtown authority allocated $50,000 earlier this year to help support several events. Among them is Play Ball Park, a program that provides sports and educational activities for youth baseball and softball players and their families. Held at Bayfront Park, Play Ball Park will be open July 7 through 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, as well as July 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
The Electric Run, being billed as the “Major League Baseball All Star 5K,” is also partially funded by the authority. On July 8 at 8 p.m., participants will cross the PortMiami bridge to reach Bayfront Park.

On Sunday, July 9, the authority will be a sponsor of All-Star Zumba in Bayfront Park at 9:30 a.m. and the All-Star Gala at the Pérez Art Museum Miami from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. It is also a sponsor of the Red Carpet Show and Parade on July 11 at 12:30 p.m. The parade will kick off at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel and continue to the AmericanAirlines Arena.

By July 1, the authority expects to have furnished to 18 host hotels, 15 of which are downtown, brochures to guide visitors to restaurants, shopping, museums and other attractions. They are to be placed in each guest room and at the concierge counter.

The Downtown Ambassadors will also be on the streets daily to help provide directions and answer any questions visitors may have, an authority spokesperson said.
 

5. Miami Science Barge

http://www.miamisciencebarge.org/

The Science Barge is a floating marine laboratory and public environmental education center by the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science that catalyzes the local effort to build a sustainable Miami. It was conceived and designed by Ted Caplow and Nathalie Manzano as a floating environmental innovation lab, and opened to the  public in 2016. The Science Barge became part of Frost Science a year later to continue the mission  of science education and sustainability. Located on Biscayne Bay, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park, the barge hosts a variety of living systems and marine experiments that display cutting-edge science and engage the public with their environment.

On board there are hydroponic systems, solar panels and more. The platform is designed to be a major focal point for STEM education and sustainability initiatives in Miami by showcasing Miami’s unique ecology and providing the forum to discuss the city’s future.

The Barge has passenger capacity up to 140 people.

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!

Saturday
Jan282017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - PGA Golf Show

 

Rick and Sully talk about Rick's week in Orlando at the PGA Merchandise Show..

Have a listen:

 

Built by The PGA of America, the Association’s most successful members and the industry’s foremost experts on the business of the game, the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show, the “Major of Golf Business,” is the ultimate resource for industry leaders, top manufacturers, PGA Professionals and golf organizations to drive forward business, participation and interest in golf.


64th PGA Merchandise Show:

More than 1,000 leading golf companies and brands within nearly 10 miles of Show aisles.
    One million square feet of interactive exhibit, product demonstration and industry presentation space.
    More than 40,000 influential PGA Professionals, manufacturing executives, VIP retailers, international industry leaders and top decision-makers.


 1. Outdoor Demo Day

PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day, Tuesday, Jan. 24: Open exclusively to PGA Professionals and invited retailers, the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day features nearly 100 top golf companies within 200+ hitting bays, practice greens and the vendor village of the 42-acre Orange County National Golf Center. Additionally, PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day Instructional Workshops featuring leading PGA Professional teachers provide insight into becoming a world class teacher, instructor, and coach to today’s consumers (pre-registration required). The PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day is open to PGA Professionals and media
 


2.  Wilson Driver vs. Driver

Wilson's reality show where people designers drivers that aired on Golf Channel.
Eric Sillies, winner of Golf Channel's reality program where contestants built drivers was on hand to talk about the show and the fact that his driver will be put in play soon on the PGA Tour.
 

3. OnCore Golf Balls

Introducing a new "Tour Ball" called Elixr.  
New 30 second commercial spot to air during the Masters.
 

4. Golf Pride   -  new grips with an alignment strip "Align"
 

5. Geltees

Made from 100% pharmaceutical grade gelatin, GelTees are biodegrade within days of being left in the elements.
www.geltees.com

Rick and Sully are getting ready for the Super Bowl.
A book to be your guide for eating and cooking for the Big Game
 

Fangating™” (game day revelry) authority and celebrity cook Daina Falk of the Hungry Fan® (and daughter of famed sports agent David Falk of Michael Jordan fame). As author of the acclaimed "The Hungry Fan’s® Game Day Cookbook,” she has some incredibly tasty homegating and tailgating recipes and party ideas  your audience would love, with themes like these:

    Healthy Fangating Dishes Sure to Score (3 pictured right)
    Fast Fangating: 15-Minute Finger Foods (see 5 dish ideas below in yellow highlight)
    How to Warm ‘Em Up on a Winter Game Day
    Enviro-Friendly Fangating: How to Throw a Green Game Day Gathering
    No-Fuss Crock-Pot Fangating Favorites
    Game Day Gourmet: Elevated Fangating Fare for Discriminating Game Day Guests
    Insane Game Day Desserts for a Sweet Fangating Gathering
    Diet-Driven Fangating Fare: Tasty Gluten-Free Dishes that All Guests Will Enjoy

"The Hungry Fan’s® Game Day Cookbook” includes a whopping 165 Fangating™ recipes—including 40 that she collected from Olympians and professional athletes like LeBron James, Boomer Esiason, Michael Jordan and Andre Agassi!

Friday
Oct212016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - The 'Eyes' Have It

Saving and protecting our eyes. Rick and Sully talk new types of glasses and eyewear at great price points.  Sully wears glasses, let's see what he thinks...

Have a listen and the show notes are below:

 

1.  Dharma Co. Eyewear: The Majestic Glasses That Just Stepped on the Scene

Dharma Co., inspired by world travelers, visionaries, and citizens of the world, Dharma Co. features high-quality, ethically-crafted products that radiate easy, cool and subtle sophistication. The company aims to make a positive impact on both the eyewear industry and the world using glasses: the accessory that never goes out of style!

The mission of Dharma Co. is to create eclectic, high-quality, ethically-crafted products that uphold the company's "Dharma" - their duty - to make a positive impact on both the eyewear industry and society. Dharma Co. hopes to inspire their customers to explore new perspectives, to live more sustainably, and to care for their fellow human beings.

Driven by this passion to humanize the industry's landscape founder of Dharma Co., Dhruv Jagasia, was practically raised in the eyewear industry. After years of observing certain patterns of sameness - overpriced, poorly-made products, purely profit-driven brand philosophies and a total lack of transparency - he decided in 2014 that he needed to shake things up. Dhruv set out to build a community of people who loved exploring and sharing, and whose insatiable curiosity led them to discoveries about both the world and their inner selves.
For Fall 2016, the Introductory Collections Include:

·      METAL: These sleek and sophisticated metal frames, crafted from ion-plated metal and high-grade acetate, are both smart and sexy.

·      OPTICAL CLASSICS: Built on decades of influential style, the Optical Classics are timeless and universally-attering.
No more $600 frames now they are $149
 



2. Popticals Sunglasses

Popticals are high-performance sports sunglasses that extend from a portable size for the active outdoor lifestyle. Popticals are a line of compact, ultra-convenient sports sunglasses that pop-out from a small size, offering portability and performance for the active outdoor lifestyle.

You will be interested to learn about the Popticals patented design: they extend from a compact, portable size to a pair of high-quality wrap-around sunglasses in one easy movement. Popticals are made in Italy and feature polarized ZEISS lenses that provide 100% UV protection as well as shatter and scratch resistance. They were designed with portability and performance in mind and are perfect for on and off the green.  Popticals™ Wrap-Around Sports Sunglasses Feature Patented Frame Technology that Transforms to Fit in the Palm of Your Hand.

The Popticals Introductory line will be available in 5 styles and 25 SKUs, with an MSRP starting at $169. Retail packaging includes a compact hard storage case, lens cleaning cloth, and case carabiner.
Popticals will make their debut on retailer shelves in 2016.
 
 

3. Peltor Sport shooting glasses

Anti-fog
Low-profile, flexible temples are ideal for use with hearing protection. Contemporary, lightweight and wraparound lens design provides excellent coverage and good field of vision. Provides 99.9% UV protection. The lens is constructed of a polycarbonate, gray lens with anti-fog coating. Meets ANSI Z87.1-2010
$10-15
 


4. Nectar

Armed to take on the screen and save your eyes Nectar has launched strain reducing computer glasses you're addicted to your devices according to science. Sporting 4 styles - the Hibro, Round, Vegas and Wayfarer.

Digital eye strain is the physical discomfort felt after two or more hours in front of a digital screen and is associated with the close to mid-range distance of digital screens, including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, e-readers and smartphones.

Prolonged periods of use appear to exacerbate symptoms of eye strain as 96 percent of Americans who experience digital eye strain spend two or more hours each day using devices. A combination of factors foster the onset of digital eye strain, including the proximity of the screen, the frequency and duration of use and the degree of exposure to high-energy visible (HEV) or blue light emitted by video screens.

• BLUE FILTER = MORE SLEEP - Strain Cutters reflect blue light that strains your eyes and disturbs your sleep cycle.
• IMPROVE YOUR WORLDLY VISION - Our Strain Cutters improve color contrast between objects to make your world more vibrant.
• PROTECTIVE COATINGS PROTECT YOUR SHADES - Anti-glare, anti-scratch coating, and 100% UV protection.

Product Link: https://www.nectarsunglasses.com/collections/computer-glasses
 
There is also a model called "The Sully"
 

5. Julbo Eyewear

For skiers
The Aerospace goggle is your one-lensed solution to clarity on the hill. Whether riding the chairlift or carving a groomer, this goggle’s newly developed SuperFlow system allows the NXT lens to be pulled away from the rider’s face, ensuring maximum ventilation and zero fog.

The Vermont glasses are quintessential Julbo collector’s item, featuring a Spectron 4 Polycarbonate lens, leather nose piece, and side shields to keep the brightest sunshine away from your eyes. Made for the rockstar, the mountaineer, and everyone in between, these sunnies embody timeless design with modern capabilities.