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Dick DeBartolo, MAD's Maddest Writer, and co-host of The Giz Wiz at GizWiz.TV, The Giz Wiz on ABC's World News Now, and on Tech Guy Labs with Leo Laporte on TWiT.tv. But wait, there's More »

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    Friday
    Nov162018

    The Giz Wiz Show 1701, November 16th 2018 Independent Show #184

    The Giz Wiz Show is far into it's 13th year of production, and the fourth year of Independent Production! (The very first show was February 20th, 2006.) Thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters we continue on! If it wasn't for them, the Giz Wiz Show would be gone. If you'd like to support OMGchad & DickDe in our independent venture (we pay for everything ourselves, including travel) just click the Patreon link at the top of our show web page: http://www.gizwiz.tv.  You can also contribute just once via the PayPal link that's there too. And thank you for doing that! Our show wouldn't exist without our viewer's support, but a bit more support would be a big help. Thanks from OMGchad & DickDe!)

    This week we check out three new, unique gadgets from CES 2019 Unveiled --- a preview of things we'll see at CES Las Vegas January, 2019.

     

    Wash your dishes, clean your hats, cook your dinner --- all in one really small appliance! Yep, that's what the company says.

     

    The Heatworks Tetra, an internet-connected compact countertop dishwasher requires no plumbing and can be placed and used anywhere with a standard electrical outlet. With a smaller capacity than the average dishwasher Tetra holds two full place settings or 10 plates or 12 pint glasses. There are no faucet connections required and water is loaded by hand so users know exactly how much water is being used - about a half a gallon per load. Tetra is transparent so you can see exactly where in the dishwashing cycle it is. It's powered by Heatworks' patented Ohmic Array Technology. It does not use traditional metal heating elements that can rust and scale over time. Instead, through graphite electrodes and advanced electronic controls, the naturally occurring minerals in water are excited, directly and efficiently heating the water. But wait, there's a LOT more! The company says because of the precise temperature control you can easily use the Tetra to sanitize baby products, wash plastic storage containers without melting, cook seafood, clean fruit, or run a load of wine glasses on a gentler cycle. All this in just 10 minutes a load. Now one of their press releases says Tetra will cost under $300 and will be available for purchase in late 2018.Well it is late 2018, and at CES Unveiled 2019 we learned we would see a working model at CES 2019. So it seems the 'on sale' date is still far away.

     

    Company video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4UgIijI0Z0

     

    Compay website: http://www.myheatworks.com/  

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1701 

    Friday
    Nov162018

    Make Drinking Water Out Of Air!

    At CES Unveiled 2019, which place November 8, 2018 in NYC,I drank clear, cool water from a machine that made it by magic. Well, not really magic, but it did make the drinking water out of air! The new technology, developed by Watergen, an Israel-based tech company, is currently being showcased in Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi. Here's they explain what happens inside their Watergen device. The atmospheric water generator called Genny, takes in ambient air through a filter, and cools at its dew point, extracting water through condensation. The water is then purified, mineralized, and is ready and safe to drink. The spokesperson told me the prototype unit was producing five gallons of clean drinking water per day, but the company expected the final production unit would produce eight gallons a day. It comes with a built-in reservoir and a water treatment system. Large scale units are designed to provide water to approximately 2500 people per day, and can be installed on a rooftop and connected directly to the building’s water grid. The machines only need electric to operate and can be installed anywhere. A mobile water generator could provide drinking water on the go anywhere at any time. The company also points out that the use of atmospheric water generators could drastically reduce plastic waste. The home unit price has not be set, but it's expected to be less than $1500. 

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/izbYeCaVNpE 

     

    Company website:  http://www.watergen.com/

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1701  

    Friday
    Nov162018

    Kano's Harry Potter Coding Kit 

    This tech toy has won a lot of awards. It got a Best of Innovation Honorees for CES 2019 -- Picked as one of TIME magazine’s Best Inventions of 2018! - And it is also on the list as one of the Best Tech Toys of the year....... Here's how it works. First you build your wand, which Chad said should take a very short time judging from the photos. The wand combines a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer to track your hand movement and recognize the motions of signature spells. Once assembled, download the Kano app to start unlocking challenges across six iconic Wizarding World settings including Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade and The Forbidden Forest. Kano says the creative challenges teach fundamentals of coding and introduce basic concepts of real-world programming thanks to a block-based interface and a JavaScript inspector, guided by simple steps. The wand works wirelessly with iOS or Android tablets as well as Windows or Mac computers. You can also share your creations on Kano World, a free, creative community where anyone can make, share, and play with art, music and games, and tweak it to make it their own.

    Company video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRWub7BY-I0

     

    Company website: https://kano.me/store/us/products/coding-wand?source=offlinemedia

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1701

    Friday
    Nov162018

    Chad's Crappy Corner & Another Gadget For His November Theme!

    Chad polled our loyal Patreon members and asked them to vote on his 'cheap gadget theme' for November. And the winner was “Cheap Breakfast Gadgets”! Chad's third cheap kitchen gadget is: Cereal On The Go Cups.

     

    From Amazon: Perfect for delicious meals at work, office, school or university. Whether fruit, cereals, flakes, snacks with yogurt or milk - with the Cereal On the Go Cups, your food stays crispier and fresher longer. Top lid closes securely and opens easily. Includes a small foldable spoon. Chilled cereal-to-go; Cereal Cup: 10 fl. oz and Milk Cup: 5 fl. oz. Freezer gel keeps milk fresh and cold for hours. Available in 3 colors. $5.50

     

    And Chad's take? Chad thought this gadget was so-so. He liked that the milk didn't leak out and that you can put it in the freezer to harden the gel which will help keep the milk cold. But he thought it didn't hold enough cereal, and that the included folding spoon was poor made and hard to use. Watch the show to see his full review.

     

    It's here on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2FkW5M6

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1701

    Friday
    Nov162018

    Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How to Submit Your Viewer Video.

    This week's video viewer is a second one from Angela Newhook. Here's here short email:

    Hey Dickydee,

     

    Here's the link to my gadget: https://youtu.be/Q_-vgT_ci4o.  

     

    I couldn't find it anywhere online & I don't remember exactly how much I paid but I remember it was a 3 digit price. I loved the show last night. I love it when u guys chat about ur pets.

     

    Ang

     

    There are several of these Grace units available on ebay. Just search for Grace Tape2 USB.

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1701

     

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    We need more viewer videos! We’d love to include your video in an upcoming Giz Wiz Show, so here's what we're looking for! Your home shot video – 2 to 3 minutes long, in any of the following categories:

     

    I bought a piece of crap: Did you buy something you ended up hating? We won't get you a refund, but we might be able to give a platform to vent your disappointment. Remember, "family friendly" language applies.

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    I invented this! Did you invent something? (Or did a friend or relative invent something.) We can't market it for you, but we can help get the word out. Show us what it is, and how it works. Even if it's a prototype, you can get our (and the audience) reactions. No professional ads please.

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    My Gadget Warehouse: Okay, so you don't have a warehouse. It doesn't matter. Just tell us about your favorite old gadget(s). When and where you bought it, and why you're still hanging on to it.

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    My Favorite Gadget (favorite old, or favorite new): Show us what it is, tell us what it does and why you love, or loved it! It can be a new gadget you just bought too.

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    Post them on YouTube and send us the link! We'll do the rest. (Or possibly nothing, but that's unlikely.) Remember, videos should be just 2 to 3 minutes long! Low production value is fine, but we should be able to hear you and see you! If we select and show your video on The Giz Wiz you’ll earn a tiny amount of fame (hopefully). And if you live in the US, you'll also get an autographed 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture and a MAD surprise (most likely the current issue of MAD.) But no matter where you live, I canemail an autographed to you Alfred E. Neuman photo if we show your video. Just print it out, frame it, or just hang it up and no one will know it's a copy. We've tested it out and fans say they look terrific!

     

    All show submissions go to mail@gizwiz.tv

     

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    Letter of the week:

     

    From: Steve Davison with a Foldimate update!

     

    I am now back to The Best of 2017 episode #1657. You two discussed Foldimate on here & showed it at CES 2018 together (you two MUST do more together videos). I just now went to their website & here is the update: Target Price: $980 ? First Shipment: Late 2019

     

    https://foldimate.com/  

     

    Late 2019? Are you kidding me? What a joke of a company.