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CES 2014: Flir One Personal Thermal Imager with IdoNotes

Chris Miller (IdoNotes) took a look at the future of personal thermal imagery devices with the FLIR ONE™ at CES 2014. There are many practical and fun ways to use the Flir One that we explore in the video interview.  First, a quick description of what the Flir One does straight from their website:

FLIR ONE™ is a non-contact device that detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed to produce a thermal image on your phone screen and perform temperature calculations.

The FLIR ONE™ is a case that comes in three colors for your iPhone with the thermal imaging portion easily detachable.  It utilizes it’s own internal battery supply. It weighs in at 3.2 ounces and currently fits the iPhone 5 and 5s only.  Android cases are expected later in 2014.

From using your phone for hide and seek in total darkness to checking your child’s temperature, this looks like an amazingly useful addition to your phone.

Video summary by Chris Miller (IdoNotes) of Spiked Studio.


Better motion-focus for DSLR video with Canon’s EOS 70D

20130702_hiRes_dafTech_frontShooting DSLR video has often had trouble with auto-focusing on moving subjects. But Canon‘s EOS 70D is a game-changing camera with “dual-pixel CMOS AF” for continuous, smooth, auto focus.

With the EOS 70D’s touchscreen LCD screen, you can tap on any visible subject for the lens to maintain focus on the subject, even when the depth changes.

This brings DSLR video production up in line with standard camcorders, which have often been used for better action focusing.

Without “dual-pixel CMOS AF” and Canon’s new Stepping Motor (STM) lenses, a digital SLR would shift focus back and forth on moving subjects (and sometimes even stationary subjects, too). With this new combination from Canon, amateur and professional videographers and podcasters can now get smooth auto focus.

Also don’t forget that the Canon EOS 70D is an amazing DSLR for still photography, too!

The EOS 70D is a cropped-sensor digital SLR that can record up to 30 minutes of 1080p HD video at up to 30 frames per second. The Canon EOS 70D  camera body is priced competitively for professionals at $1,199 ($1,099 on Amazon.com) and is available today.

Interview by Daniel J. Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast.


2015 Ford Mustang Invades CES 2014


50 years of Mustang and Ford has decided to go back to the original drawing board for this upcoming model. Putting the items you expect into the Mustang which upgrading the technology for easy, safe and fun driving.

I talked with Rakesh Patel of Ford Motor Company about the changes to the 2015 Ford Mustang. He walks us through the changes — switches that feel like airplane controls, new look of the dashboard streamlined, everything from the front to the taillights that make you realize a Ford Mustang is coming down the road. Even the “Mating call of the Mustang”. Is included.

New engines of Mustang are available with 2015. The 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine brings 305 horsepower and 300 lb foot torque to your driving style. New rear and front suspension is also a new addition to the Mustang.

Ford wants you to know there is a Mustang without it saying Mustang. Your senses will know — from sight to sound.


More at Ford – www.ford.com

Parrot Jumping Sumo Leaps Into Your Hands

Parrot Jumping Sumo
Parrot Jumping Sumo

Parrot had a lot of different types of remote controlled drones at CES 2014. One of them was called the Jumping Sumo. The Sumo is a small remote-controlled device that can turn on a dime. Controlled with your smartphone or tablet, you can use two finger gestures to turn and control. The camera on the Sumo allows for 1st person view.

The jumping sumo has two large wheels that can push together for better control. It’s big feature, though, is the fact you can push a button and have the sumo jump up in the air — approximately 2-3 feet up.

The sumo can also be controlled up to 160 feet away with the mobile tether. The VGA (320×240) image returns to the device so you can see what it does.

The jumping Sumo is not out yet, but you can watch for it at www.parrot.com/usa/ces/


Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine

CES 2014: Neptune Pine Smartwatch with IdoNotes

Chris Miller (IdoNotes) talked to the CEO of Neptune, Simon Tian, and got some hands on time with the new Neptune Pine Smartwatch at CES 2014.  A new section on smartwatch technology was made at CES 2014 that brought most of the smartwatch exhibitors together in one area. Chris had this area as a mission as part of his CES 2014 coverage.  Chris talked to the CEO of Neptune, Simon Tian, and got some hands on time with the new Neptune Pine.

Chris had previously interviewed ( YouTube interview) the CTO, Aaron Wilkins, to cover all of the Pine Smartwatch technical specifications. This time we see the working devices and talk color, phone networks and numerous capabilities.

Video summary by Chris Miller (IdoNotes) of Spiked Studio.


CES 2014: visit CES Unveiled with IdoNotes

CES 2014 Unveiled is a chance to get an early look at close to 100 exhibitors and what they will be launching as the week of CES continues.  Chris Miller (IdoNotes) visits the show floor and gives you a video summary.

Chris breaks the exhibitors down into what appeared to be five major group areas complete with pictures and commentary. See everything from home automation, phone cases, audio, health to just plain stuff.

Video summary by Chris Miller (IdoNotes) of Spiked Studio.

TPN at CES – Crowdfund Update #4 – F5 Live’s Nicholas DiMeo – The Donald Trump Backer Level!


This week, the crew from F5 Live: Refreshing Technology are the guest bloggers. They cover the games and the geek culture side of CES! Stay tuned for the new Donald Trump Backer Level!


We’re well into the TPN.tv crowdfund program and it’s been great to see the outpouring of support from those who have already backed our team’s coverage of International CES 2014!

Nicholas DiMeo with the Frag Dolls at the Lenovo Party, CES '13
Nicholas DiMeo with the Frag Dolls at the Lenovo Party, CES ’13

I’m Nicholas DiMeo from F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, one of the shows attending CES as part of th Tech Podcast Network. A big shout-out goes out to each and every one of you who have already backed our endeavor this year. For those who are curious and want to know more about what TPN is and what we do each year in Vegas, I hope this update will further clarify our efforts and explains how our coverage increases in popularity with each apssing year.

Co-hosted by my very good friend Scott Ertz, F5 Live is a one-hour weekly broadcast about gadget, Internet, gaming and media news that is relevant to you. We break down the sometimes confusing and fast-paced world of technology to make it easy for anyone to know why a press release or change in policy matters. However, when we hit the floor of CES with our cameras, we’re looking for the most unique, clever and creative products and ideas and do our very best to showcase them to you.

Co-host Scott Ertz, interviewing Nox Audio at CES '11
Co-host Scott Ertz, interviewing Nox Audio at CES ’11

This year is no different as Eureka Park, the start-up section at CES, has expanded to over 200 entrepreneurs and startups and has taken over several halls in the Venetian hotel. Last year we had the most fun covering the up-and-coming products that we’re now seeing launch this holiday season, so it’s only more exciting to us that we’ll have more to look at this time around.

My team and I are also really amped to cover the debut of the Gaming Showcase TechZone in the South Hall. With all of the best press outlets in the world all in one space, the Consumer Electronics Associations has now given gaming manufacturers a permanent place to show off the latest trends, new gaming accessories and ground-breaking peripherals. With over 10,000 square feet dedicated to gaming and with companies like AMD, Logitech, Intel, Nvidia, Sony and Orbotix all in attendence, anyone from the casual gamer to the hardcore enthusiast will not want to miss out on TPN’s coverage this year. This is a new console launch year, which means consumers will need to decide whether to spend money on new hardware, keep what they have, or maybe look at their PC to simply upgrade that instead.

And this is why our CES coverage really is unmatched. A team of 20-plus with varied interests in the many different aspects that reside within the Consumer Electronics Show make up the perfect recipie for you, the consumer and viewer. All of it comes together to make sure you don’t miss a single thing and you’ll be able to make an informed decision to purchase or not by the people that are passionate about the group of products you’re seeing.

Nicholas DiMeo in his element, talking about headphones other sound equipment
Nicholas DiMeo in his element, talking about headphones other sound equipment

That being said, we need your support. With your hard-earned dollars, you’ll become not only a financial backer in our efforts, but an integral part of our team. You’ll help us do what we absolutely love to do, which is covering cool tech products and to tell the world about them. If you’re still unsure about funding our team, I would encourage you to check out all of the updates from our other TPN team members.

You can also help by sharing this campaign with anyone who you might think would want to see the great coverage at TPN.tv. By using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN or even Google+, or by using the hashtags #crowdfund and #CESTPN, you’ll be helping us simply by spreading the word. If you’re already a backer, then I sincerely thank you for your support and I hope you enjoyed my insight into what I’m looking forward to this year at CES 2014. Stay tuned, because there’s more updates from us leading all the way to flying into Vegas.

Our founder of TPN, Todd Cochrane, resides in Hawaii and has always called our listeners and viewers our “Ohana,” Hawaiian for “family.” With this campaign, I look forward to welcoming each and every one of you into our Ohana, and together, TPN can continue our CES coverage for our family to enjoy.

If you prefer a video rendition of this post, albeit condensed, check this out.

Lastly, here’s one of my favorite interviews my team has done and is an excellent demonstration of the work we do here at TPN. You’ll see that down below the backer level update. I again thank you for your support and for reading my update.

Donald Trump TPN at CES Backer Level

We heard that Donald Trump’s team is reviewing all FundAnything projects and helping with some of them. Therefore, we added a special Trump backer level:

Right now we have plans to stay downtown to save a few $$. However, we would be more than happy to not only stay at Trump Towers, but also do some video at the Hotel/Casino. Interviews with staff and possibly yourself during CES.

You will also get hourly ads for Trump Towers (or another property of yours) during the live stream all week. Your ads will also be on post-produced content.

You will get 20 TPN @ CES T-shirts and personal podcast time with Jeffrey Powers and Todd Cochrane.

If you want to inquire about getting a special backer level made, Contact Todd.

Thanks to everyone that has backed our project so far!

TPN at CES Crowdfund Update #2: Jamie Davis on CES Health Pavilion

imabacker-560This is the second update to the TPN.TV crowdfund initiative for TPN @CES. This week, Jamie Davis of Health Tech Weekly talks about the health pavilion at CES. Jamie first joined us as a camera person at CES 2012. We found multiple health related products and the introduction of their health row that year. Since then, Jamie, Chris and Anne head up the healthcare side of TPN.TVs coverage.

Jamie Davis
Jamie Davis

It’s week 2 of our TPN.tv crowdfund!

I’m Jamie Davis, the host of the Health Tech Weekly podcast and I want to thank you all for helping our efforts to bring CES to you. The funding effort is moving along and we are all excited about the response. If you’re following this campaign and wondering what our videos do, I thought you might want an example of how our programs help people buy gifts, save their money, and even stay healthier.

My show Health Tech Weekly at HTWeekly.com is all about new and upcoming technology that helps people stay and get healthy, either through new, innovative medical devices or fitness tools and apps. CES has a growing digital health pavilion that brings the latest in medical and health technology to the CES attendees.

I’m really excited to get there and bring you my reports from the booths in the South Hall at CES 2014.

Jamie asks "Where's the Bathroom?"
Jamie asks “Where’s the Bathroom?”

As a nurse and a journalist, I was encouraged by all of the health tech items at CES 2013. Last year I saw a bunch of wearable fitness products and mobile apps that help remind people to stay fit and healthy as well as track their progress towards fitness goals. There were also several “brain training” programs for the elderly to help improve memory and slow mental decline in progressive dementia patients.

This year (CES 2014) I expect the wearable fitness boom to continue with new products coming out from existing platforms like Fitbit as well as new sensor technology to allow these devices to detect even more about our health and well being while we’re on the go. There are also going to be more technology options looking at helping our growing elderly population keep healthy as well as get better after an injury or medical episode. I’ll be bringing that coverage to all of you right from the show floor in special video segments I shoot this coming year at CES.

All of our video interviews and product reviews from the TPN.tv team give folks the chance to see some of the top, most innovative consumer electronics products before they ever hit the store shelves (or the links online). This advance information gives people the chance to make some intelligent choices about the electronic devices they are buying or thinking of buying. Should you buy now or wait for the next, upcoming innovation in a product line? That’s why I do what I do — to inform people about what’s out there, especially in the health care space.

Jamie Davis
Jamie Davis

Who else is an important part of that equation? You! With your support as a financial backer, you help us get an important job done. I love what I do and I want to thank you for your support!If you’re on the fence and can’t decide whether to support us yet, I urge you to keep coming back and checking in with our updates here at this page.

While you’re at it, share this campaign with folks you know via social media, on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Use the hash tags #crowdfund and #CES when you do and help us out just by spreading the word.If you’ve already contributed, thanks. I look forward to thanking all of our contributors directly before, during and after CES, so stay tuned!

Here’s another video segment, showing one of my past interviews from CES to give you an example of the work I’ve done in the past, helping folks stay healthier with mobile fitness technology. Enjoy!

Dont forget to donate to  TPN @ CES 2014 Livestream Crowdfund!