Digital video recorders (DVRs) are commonplace but usually they’re integrated with a cable decoder. Tablo’s offering records OTA (over the air) HD broadcasts that are transmitted from local TV stations, free of charge. Still not excited? The Tablo can stream both live and record programmes to any connected device including Android and Apple devices, and set-top boxes like the Roku or AppleTV. Now that’s cool.
The Tablo contains two tuners (with a four tuner option), so can record two broadcasts at once. There’s no built-in storage but there are 2 USB ports for external HDD units to provide whatever space is needed. It’s perfect for cord-cutters. I’d love to see this come to the UK too.
The Tablo is on pre-order for US$219 and will be available in February 2014.
Celebrating 120 years of Gibson, Aljon Go shows Jeffrey and Todd the superb Anniversary Edition of the Les Paul Standard. It’s stunning both in the Ocean Water Perimeter finish, the level of detail and the technology built-in. The sound of the guitar can be changed to mimic the tone of your rock’n’roll hero and Min-ETune will tune the guitar automatically. Amazing – watch the video to see the guitar adjust the keys by itself.
There’s no doubt that this is a premium product – the price for the guitar on show is $2999 – but it’s hand-crafted in the US, taking 30 days produce. Every one is a collector’s item. Sweet.
(Is it not a little bit worrying that Jeffrey’s Google Glasses match the Les Paul finish?)
Truck driver fitness expert Siphiwe Baleka used to be a truck driver. His experience with driving a truck and trying to stay fit is what drove him to come up with a digital health fitness program for truckers. He gained 15 pounds in the first few months driving and he knew that was no good. National statistics say that 86% of truck drivers are overweight and 57% of them are obese. These over-the-road drivers are in great need of ways to get their health and fitness back under control. Siphiwe came up with a solution for his employer, New Prime Trucking.
In his digital health solution, Siphiwe used digital communication over mobile devices to help the drivers track their health and fitness while giving them information on small, incremental changes that offer them the ability to change their lives. The American Medical Association declared obesity a disease earlier this year meaning that these truck drivers need treatment for their disease to get healthy again. This program has made such an impact that Siphiwe and Prime Trucking won a EveryDayHealth.com Digital Health Award as Healthiest Company for their program that allowed their drivers to lose more than 25 pounds on average.