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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
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.

Sunday
Jun182017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - New Home Tech and Gadgets

Time to spruce up your home with the latest tchnology?

Take your home to the next level with any of these gadgets, and pretty good price points, too.
 


Rick and Sully discuss:



1.  Rachio - The most connected smart sprinkler controller
http://www.rachio.com/

Rachio Becomes First Smart Home Company to Earn Prestigious "B Corp" Certification for its Commitment to Sustainability

Rachio surpassed a major milestone: it has helped homeowners save three billion gallons of water in the last three years: that’s two years of drinking water for everyone in NYC!

Rachio is also the first smart home company to earn the prestigious B Corporation certification. B Corp honors companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, and meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.

Rachio is World’s First Smart Sprinkler Controller to Deliver Full Integration with the Google Assistant

Rachio is now compatible with the Google Assistant and SmartThings, in addition to leading platforms like Amazon Alexa, Nest, Xfinity, Control4, Crestron, IFTTT, Nexia and Wink, making Rachio the most connected smart sprinkler on the market.
 

2. Notifi - Video Doorbell Stsyem
https://www.heath-zenith.com/notifi

Heath Zenith's notifi video doorbell system. It's similar to Ring, but two unique features include: it's cordless -- the energy source is the lightbulb, and it's camera is designed so it inconspicuously attaches to your existing light fixture. The Notifi system provides a live-stream of video from the Notifi camera to your mobile device that is viewable at any time.

You can also record and save the video. About $70 on Amazon.
 

3. Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door  - now for $129 and about $30 for extra controllers

Open and close your garage door, even when you aren't at home. Plus, get alerts on your smartphone whenever someone opens or closes the garage door, or simply check to see whether you left it open.
Includes Wi-Fi hub with mounting bracket and 1 door sensor
Wi-Fi hub can be mounted on the included bracket, and the door sensor easily attaches to your garage door.

Also includes power cord, user manual and instructions for free app download.


4. Hisense 35 pint small Home Dehumidifier
www.hisense-usa.com

$149

Control humidity in your home and keep it fresh and dry with the Hisense DH35K1W ENERGY STAR 35-Pint 2-Speed Dehumidifier. It quietly collects water into the slide-out internal bucket or discharges the water if you connect a garden hose (not included) through the side of the cabinet. Reliable and eco-friendly, this dehumidifier can operate at temperatures as low as 38-degrees Fahrenheit. Three operating modes (manual set, continuous and auto dry) and the very low sound level make this a great choice to protect and remain comfortable in your home.

Additional features include a programmable 24-hour on/off timer, adjustable humidistat, and full-tank alert/shutoff.


 

5. Dripo - the cool Coffee Brewer that fits anywhere

www.getdripo.com
$34.95
Meet the simple coffee brewer. Dripo is a 2-in-1 iced-drip coffee device that works as your cold-brew coffee maker and as a portable tumbler, so you can enjoy your fresh cold brew on the go. It's perfect for use at home or on-the-go with its simple design and incredible ease of use. Cold brew has become a popular coffee beverage, but who can afford to spend a fortune at a coffee shop or grocery store? Ready-to-drink cold brew is typically prepared on your own at home at least 24 hours in advance. Making cold brew used to be a messy and frustrating process. Now, you can make single serve cold brew in the same cup you drink it out of with Dripo. Great for anyone that is a coffee drinker.


Wednesday
Jul062016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Xfinity Home and Sprint 5G

Rick ans Sully's segment this week as Rick is launching his very own tech/gadget website...  WirelessWednesday.live

Much of the tech content you would see Rick write for the likes of Examiner.com will now be on WirelessWednesday.live along with videos, contests, guest posts, etc.

Have a listen to Rick and Sully (Both Parts) and the notes are below

 

** Rick today was at the Comcast’s Xfinity Home for the Atlanta Home Tour.

·Gartner estimates 6.4 billion connected devices will be in use in 2016, growing to 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected every day.

·According to new research we just released with August Home, the market for home security and automation is expected to double in the next 12 months to 30 million households.

This is the first time that Comcast has shown all existing home security and automation devices across one easy-to-use platform.

·We’re debuting the new Xfinity Home xCam, which features improved Wi-Fi functionality, indoor/outdoor usage and a 24/7 motion detection monitoring service to keep tabs on your family’s safety.

·During the home tour, you’ll see that Xfinity Home users can control all smart home functions from a single app.

·This includes the ability to receive a notification for situations including, but not limited to: when the door is unlocked to track if the dog walker showed up, check via video if your child returned home from school, turning the lights on because it’s starting to get darker earlier, etc.


***  A couple weeks ago, Rick was in Philadelphia for the Copa America Centanario soccer match between Chile and Panama. But it was also the unveiling of Sprint's 5G wireless demo and Rick was there to give his impressions...  Sprint was a partner with Copa 2016

1.  Sprint 5G is FAST!

Dozens times faster than what we are currently using. Spring is one of the first U.S. carriers to demonstrate 5G at a large scale public event such as Copa America Centenario in Philly this week.
Faster speeds, no latency, fewer dropped calls.  Use in "Internet of Things" Virtual and augmented reality applications.
 
2. Sprint's innovative CEO, Marcelo Claure is a big fan of soccer, helping lead to the partnership

“This is the first time the tournament is being held in the United States,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint president and CEO. “We’re celebrating by giving our customers free access to watch every match of 2016 Copa América Centenario. With fuboTV, customers can use their Sprint smartphone anytime, anywhere on our fastest and most reliable network ever to watch the tournament. Everyone wins with the opportunity to save 50 percent off most AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon standard rate plans when they switch to Sprint. In addition to a world-class network, we are also creating unique experiences for fans to win prizes like a trip to the final match.”
 
3. Live Copa America Games for free with no data charges for Sprint customers

fuboTV, a streaming service that bundles live sports and entertainment channels, will streamed the Spanish-language broadcasts via Univision for all of the Copa América Centenario matches. For a limited time Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA customers will have exclusive free access to a fuboTV subscription on their smartphones to watch Copa América Centenario this June1.

Wrap up....  
Sprint is pointing toward a 5G future even as it looks to reduce spending and lowers prices to get customers to switch.  Sprint admits is all about better service quality to earn additional customers.

Friday
May132016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Memphis and Crazy Summer Gadgets

Rick is in Memphis at the unreal Big Cypress Lodge. A luxury hotel in a Bass Pro Shops. Over 500,000 square feet, 105 rooms and the largest free-standing elevator in the country that takes you to the top for a great view of Memphis.



Crazy Summer Gadgets -  Rick and Sully take a look at some new summer gadgets and tech

Have a listen:




1.  Watermelon Corer & Server by iGenietti

- Just $5.99

 Easily slices into your Watermelon allowing you to scoop and cut out pieces
Get the most out of your watermelon with this handy little utensil
Useful for parties in the Summer!
Stainless Steel - Dishwasher safe
18/10 Stainless Steel Imported from Italy
 
 

2. Magic Water Ballons Filler  Fills up to 110 water balloons in 60 Seconds

Cost: Less than $10

1. Makes 110 Water balloons in 1 minute!
2. Secure pre-packaged attachment to hose and fill!
3. Water balloons have never been this easy!
4. Balloons are made with biodegradable Material. Environmentally friendly
5. Soft and Elastic, Play it with Safe and funny



3. Cool Mist Umbrella

$139.00

The Cool Mist Umbrella provides a constant cooling mist generated from nozzles built into three of its support ribs, providing heat relief in addition to the 95' sq. of shade of its 11' canopy. A built-in flexible conduit runs from each nozzle down the length of the umbrella's powder-coated, rust-resistant 9' aluminum pole and terminates in a threaded universal hose connector at the umbrella's base, allowing you to simply connect the nearest garden hose to generate flow for the mist nozzles.

 
4. Guardian Gear Cooling Pet Coat


Keep your pup from overheating this summer with this coat that stores cold water inside to keep pets comfortable. Made of a heat-releasing, SPF fabric, the vest stays cool for up to six hours. Just $19.99.

 

5.  Trump Nike Cool/Dry Nike Sphere Cap


Show your support for The Donald with a cool and funny Nike baseball hat. If you love how blunt he is and all of his ideas/views and you're a supporter. This is a good quality cap for the summer that will keep your head cool.
$20 at funnyshirts.com

 

Friday
Apr152016

WGST's "The Sully Show" for 4/15/16 - In the Kitchen With Rick and Sully

Rick and Sully head into a spot where they maybe shouldn't be - the Kitchen as they take a look at some of the new and hot kitchen gadgets on the market.

Have a listen:

 

1.  Ankomn Savior  - newest sealed container for your kitchen

Ankomn http://www.ankomn.com Savior, the world’s most powerful non-electric vacuum sealed container made for food storage, is now shipping at Amazon.com, TheGrommet.com and Ankomn.com. Featuring Ankomn’s patented vacuum seal technology, Savior keeps food fresher up to 8 times longer, saving money and waste. Savior keeps food fresh by forcing air out with each twist of the lid, locking out excessive humidity and dry air that makes food stale. Also perfect for marinating meats, Savior keep everything fresher, including nuts, tobacco, coffee, tea, truffles, herbs, fish, meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese, chips, and baked goods.   
 


2. Carve Bars  -  new protien bars

Carve’s first product, the Bar, achieves a previously elusive balance between the right amount of key conscious ingredients that deliver superior taste and purposeful nutrition. The Bar is real food and free from preservatives, sugar alcohols and artificial sweeteners. Which also means that it can be eaten as is, or baked for a healthy and tasty snack. Real food with purpose.
FLAVOR: CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH

-Non GMO / Gluten Free
- Low Sugar / High Protein
-Ingredients: Cashew Butter, Whey Protein Isolate, Chocolate Chips, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Chicory Fiber, Vegetable Glycerin, Cinnamon, MCT Oil, Honey.

 


3. Magic Opener  -   opens anything and is also great for tailgates

Ready to enjoy the game and a cold beverage but struggling to pry open all the different cans and bottles?  Try magicOpener’s small, magnetic, and ergonomically designed, 4-in-1 bottle opener.  Store it on the fridge or take it on the go.  You’ll never have to miss that buzzer-beating basket with magicOpener- the solution to your daily battle with that canned or bottled beverage.

Go to http://www.magicopener.com/


 
4.  Touch Coffee and Beverage Brewers
 
Here are a few ways Touch stands out from the competition and makes a coffee-shop quality cup of coffee at home:
·       Touch brewers are completely open platform – this means you can use any K-Cup OR one of their own XBold cups, which have been designed to hold more up to 30% more coffee and deliver better flavor.
·       The brewer is ready to start brewing in under 20 seconds after being off all night.
·       Makes a piping hot cup of coffee by reaching the ideal temperature for a cup of coffee (195-200 degrees Fahrenheit)
·       The hot water has more contact with the coffee grounds, which ensures that all of the coffee flavor is extracted. Other machines take much longer to warm up and then shoot water through the coffee grounds too quickly, so you end up throwing away untapped flavor with the used capsule. Even with a slower, more deliberate brew, when factoring in the warm-up time, the Touch still turns out a cup of joe in a fraction of the time.
·       Its removable 90-ounce water tank has a greater capacity and is shorter in height than its counterparts, meaning you will be refilling less often, and it will be less awkward when you do.
·       Heats just enough water for the selected  cup size as opposed to the entire tank of water, and the machine turns itself off after using, making it much more energy efficient than its competitors.
The T526S offers 8 Cup Size Options: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 oz. and Carafe (which holds 26 oz coffee)
 


5.  UncommonGreen drinkware

UncommonGreen is the perfect way to show your school spirit while sippin’ on your favorite drink. UncommonGreen's new College Town Maps Drinkware are a unique, but also practical way, for anyone to show off their school pride. UncommonGreen has launched College Town Maps Drinkware with 60 college towns to choose from, ranging from powerhouse schools like UCLA, to smaller, cult favorites like Middlebury. And, if you don't see your favorite school listed as an option, they plan to continue expanding the line in the coming months, so your school could be next.  For more info, go to www.uncommongreen.com

Our founder, Brian Johnson, started theUncommonGreen in 2009 to make everyday products that meld artistry with functionality, practicality with wit, and style with sustainability. Drawing inspiration from his background in mechanical engineering, industrial design, and product development, Brian started looking for ways to incorporate high-performance industrial materials into designs for the home. Among his earliest creations was an end table made with "flotsam", a composite used on the decks of U.S. Navy Destroyers and deep sea applications for buoyancy control. Another was the Pi Bottle Opener, a piece of pure steel that relentlessly cracks open beers while paying homage to our favorite irrational constant. As new designs piled up in his apartment, it became clear that they were ready to be shared, and thus the UCG was born.


 

***Other topics.. .going on this week
The PGA Tour Champions is at TPC Sugarloaf all weekend, featuring all the top senior golfers, many coming from the Masters like Tom Watson and Bernard Langer.

- And Rick Teed it up at "Monday After the Masters" at Reynolds Plantation on Monday with PGA Pros, Stewart Cink and Brian Harman as well as some of the top junior golfers in the world. It was announced that the Rolex Tournament of Champions golf tournament will be coming to the Great Waters Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee at the end of June.