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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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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.
 

Sunday
Nov192017

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

 

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without new technology and Rick and Sully are talking "Turkey Day Tech" this week.
Technology Can Make Thanksgiving Better. It's that time of year again: turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, the presence of friends and family, and a reason to give thanks for all of our good fortune in the last year. And thanks for technology for Thanksgiving.

Have a listen:




1.  Thanksgiving with "Martha Stewart" - order your Thanksgiving meal online
www.marleyspoon.com

If you'd like some help this Thanksgiving from Martha Stewart – the queen of all things entertaining – she'll have all the ingredients and directions for your Thanksgiving meal delivered to your door in time for the big feast.

The Martha & Marley Spoon Thanksgiving meal kit includes all the fresh, quality ingredients you'll need to make a whole turkey with gravy, four sides and an easy dessert. Don't worry. The uncomplicated dishes can be cooked on Thanksgiving Day both by novice or experienced cooks.

The box includes step-by-step recipe cards – with photography for those visual learners – along with a helpful hourly preparation timeline, including which recipes can be prepped the day before.

So, what's in the box? The Thanksgiving Complete Feast box, which will feed 8-10 people, includes brown sugar glazed turkey and gravy, Big Martha's Mashed Potatoes, classic herbed stuffing with dried cherries, green beans with shallots and lemon. roasted root vegetables with brown butter, sage and almonds and a spiced apple oat crisp.

The Thanksgiving Complete Feast Box is $159.99. Or customers can choose Just The Sides for $99.99.

2.  The Ultimate Turkey Rack
$35
www.ultimateturkeyrack.com


The Ultimate Turkey Rack got its start when the inventor wanted to cook his bird upside down so that all the juices would baste into the breast of the turkey. But sitting upside down in a cooking pan would have the breast soak in the drippings and get soggy, and typical roasting racks would leave marks on the breast.
He wanted to be able to suspend the turkey while having an easy time to flip for that golden look, and so the Ultimate Turkey Rack was made. As I say, the design is extremely simple. You slide the skewer through the middle of the turkey, tie the legs on its rods with cooking twine, sit the contraption in a cooking pan and pop it in the oven. At about three quarters of the cooking time done, pull out of the oven and flip the turkey right side-up, then return into the oven to finish cooking.

The Ultimate Turkey Rack has been featured on the Rachael Ray Show, Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen.
 

3. Dry Top
www.drytopproducts.com

Store all those Thanksgiving leftovers with Dry Top.
Re-usable capsules that go in your food storage containers and make your perishable items last longer.
 

4. Traceable Turkeys
www.honeysucklewhite.com

Find out where the Honeysuckle White turkey you put into your shopping cart was raised.
Turkey buyers in select Texas markets will be able to either text or enter on the Honeysuckle White website the code found on the tag on the packaged bird to find out where it was raised and get information about the farm's location, view farm photos and read the farmer's message.




5. Thanksgiving Meal Planning Apps

Sure, Grandma put out a delicious spread for 15 people without relying on so much as a recipe. But in this digital day and age, doesn’t it make more sense to utilize technology when you’re prepping and cooking for three days straight? From shopping and planning list apps like Clear+ to recipe clearinghouses like Butterball Cookbook Plus to menu assistants like Snapguide to project management sorters like KitchenPad Timer to interactive scales and high-tech thermometers, the app store can be your best (and cheapest) friend as you prepare for Thursday’s feast.


6. Sound Oasis Stereo Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System


Get that great night of sleep after the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving

www.soundoasis.com

Sleep more soundly with professional quality sound from the Sound Oasis stereo Bluetooth® sound machine and speaker. High quality aluminum construction ensures a durable experience that will last for many years. Super bass stereo sound from the dual speaker and subwoofer system creates a life like reproduction of music and sounds. The flexibility of this sound machine allows you to play high quality built-in sounds or stream music via Bluetooth® stream music from your Bluetooth enabled device such as a phone, tablet or laptop. Turn your device into the ultimate white noise machine using our white noise App, stream relaxing sleep music from your phone or play high fidelity white noise and nature sounds from the built in sound card for $129.


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!