Whiteclouds is a company that will print virtually any 3D object you can think up. You can even scratch out an idea on a napkin and send it to them. Their designers will turn it into a 3D rendering and then print out the “real-life” version for you. Now 3D printing is available to anyone who dreams up a design for something. Whether you’re a tabletop gamer, an inventor, a mechanic or a housewife, you can be a 3D designer with the help of Whiteclouds.com.
Gibson Guitars stopped by the Tech Podcast Network booth at the International CES show in Las Vegas to be one of the first honorees to receive the TPN.tv Pick Award for Innovation at CES. Their Guitars are truly changing the way we make music with auto tuning, custom tuning, and other fantastic features. Aljon Go from Gibson joined Geekazine host Jeffrey Powers and Geek News Central host Todd Cochrane on the final day at CES 2014 to get the award.
The new Gibson guitars are not just another electric guitar. They combine the class of a master crafted musical instrument with the innovation of the latest technologies in digital music creation. The Min-ETune auto tuner is a compact, battery-powered robot tuner that tunes your guitar in seconds—and delivers 80-100 tunings on one charge. Adjust the tuning pegs manually, turn on the Min-ETune to tune all six strings to perfect pitch automatically, or select any of 12 popular alternate tunings (including six you can program yourself). You can even adjust your guitar’s tunings to match other instruments.
I remember watching the TPN team in 2008 thinking “I have to do that next year”. So I did. Since then, I have been going to the Consumer Electronics Show to interview, review products, and have fun learning about whats out there.
Geekazine has been covering new technology and startup technology for over 6 years. I am always excited to head out to events such as CES to get the scoop on what’s happening in technology.
What We Will See in 2014 – Wearable Technology
4k televisions will be a major draw at CES. Especially with Netflix and YouTube testing the 4k streaming market. I also am expecting the tablet and smartphone market to continue with new apps and accessories to make home living even easier.
But more important, I am expecting wearable technology to be a big impact. So much that I will be wearing my Google Glass throughout CES 2014. When I’m not on camera, you will get a host of pictures and video at events and on the show floor.
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I expect the tablet and smartphone imitative will be crazy. Everyone will have an app for these devices or an accessory to connect to these devices. I expect 3D will still be making strides and TV screens will get bigger and thinner.
LTE is being rolled out but it doesn’t mean the next version of wireless is not going to rear it’s head. Your home wireless is going to pass 802.11n (with 802.11ac) and you will soon pass a Gbps mark.
TPN Live Stream of CES
With the booth move to North hall, I expect our live stream will be off the charts. There will be a lot of traffic where we are so our exposure will increase ten-fold.
Never before have I been this excited about CES. With CES being the largest show floor I am hoping to see a lot of innovative technologies and great new gadgets.
Then there are the after parties. Lots of great events where you can meet the cast and characters that cover CES year after year.
This is the cant-miss show of the year and I am excited to be part of it.
Here is the presentation in the video if you would like to follow along:
Video content creators, listen up. Canon has upgraded their VIXIA series to include some great new features. These cameras run high end – up to 24MB on AVCHD. They can also be switched to MP4 mode, so you don’t have to convert a video before uploading to YouTube.
Jeffrey Powers talks to Ben Thomas about the VIXIA R-32 and VIXIA HFM-52. These are two-of-six models upgraded to get you better images, and WiFi capability.
The WiFi can also be tethered to an iPhone (via app), so you can push content up on various hosting platforms.
The R-32 is the low end consumer model. They upgraded the stabilization to a four-mode system. You can turn on or off, and when you place on a tripod, it turns off automatically.
The higher end HFM-32 has a LUX rating of 1.2 and a shutter speed of 1/30th of a second. This is great for low-light situations.
Canon also makes a waterproof case for divers to go 100 meters below water.
The R series starts at $349. The HFM-52 costs between $549-$749
There are many smartphone-tablet holders out there. CastIV is one of them, but they look to add a little more than just a stand.
Geared toward the musician, the CastIV sidekick allows you to put your iPhone or iPod in eyeshot so you can practice your tunes. Even a Korg guitar tuner fits well in the sidekick. Just place the belt on the strings, push together and clip with the mount.
If you would rather have the iPod, Android device or iPhone on your microphone stand, well, they make an interchangable clip so you can cuff it on the stand, put the device in place and start playing.
For those iPad or other tablet owners out there, you can also get the Tab station – a mount for your iPad that connects to a tripod or microphone stand.
The Guitar Sidekick and smart station are $24.99, with the Tab station for $34.99
Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and TechPodcasts
Jeffrey Powers from Geekazine here. Once again, I hope you all are having a great holiday season. But it gives way to my favorite time of year – TPN’s CES coverage. Once again, we’re packing up the gear and getting ready to head to Las Vegas for a week of hard work, video collection, and lots of networking.
The excitement is building. We hope to see and hear from you as we build up the CES 2011 action!