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    As "Special Correspondent" - once a month, for a full hour, I join Craig Crossman and Co-Host Ben Crossman on Computer America - America's longest running nationally syndicated radio talk show about computers. But when I'm on the show we talk about every kind of gadget! To hear the show, or to go to the archives (which now covers the past two years) click below www.computeramerica.com

    Sunday
    Jul232017

    Turn your non-touch computer into a touch screen computer for under $100.

    It's the AirBar Sensor by Neonode. As you'll see in the video, AirBar gives your PC and MacBook Air touchscreen capabilities. The sleek, lightweight device emits an invisible light field over a laptop screen that senses touch from any finger, stylus, paintbrush, etc. AirBar enables touch for most PC laptops running Windows® 10, as well as the MacBook Air 13”.

    The sleek matte black (PC) or brushed aluminum (Mac) bar attaches to the bottom of a display with magnets and connects instantly through a USB port. No software installation for the PC-compatible device, and only a quick software installation for the Mac-compatible device is required. The device is available in three different sizes to fit a variety of PC screens: 13.3”, 14” and 15.6”, as well as a Mac-compatible version that fits the MacBook Air 13”.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/3Fx7-EGSgm0 

    Company videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6VdbZxBoac

     

    Company website: http://www.air.bar/

     

    3 PC Versions Are Here on Amazon, all under $70:http://amzn.to/2t4Wc4O

    Sunday
    Jul232017

    Meet The Meem Smart Phone Charging-Memory Cable.

    MEEM is a fresh new take on smartphone back up. It's a phone charger cable that automatically backs up personal data on a smartphone to the cable. And it does that every time the phone is charged. With people using phones more and more for high quality photos and video and quick text communications, a phone’s storage fills up quickly with precious content and the more personal information stored, the higher the anxiety of losing or having that data stolen is. With MEEM, backing up your smartphone is a simple solution that fits into a daily routine. Just plug in your MEEM (either for an Android or iPhone device) choose and confirm a four-digit PIN and back up of your personal data starts immediately. MEEM keeps personal data safe in your hands, under your physical control, and inaccessible to anyone else. MEEM is available to purchase in the UK, Europe and North America direct through the manufacturer or on Amazon. Prices start at $49.99 (on Amazon as of 6/29/17) and will depend on if it's for iOS or Android and the amount of memory inside.

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/cKRgpnxY4LM

     Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2s4qgMx

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

    Sunday
    Jul232017

    An Innovative Personal Transport.

    I like that the Immotor GO stands on three wheels, because that means it's easily balanced even while at a stop. There is no learning curve and the company says you will be enjoying the ride within seconds of stepping on. After a ride it can be collapsed into its sleek self-contained case which can be pulled like a small suitcase. The proprietary battery features its own ecosystem of compatible accessories – flashlight, lamp, AC/DC charger, USB charger, etc…It weighs in at a lean 27 lbs (12 kg) with 2 batteries installed. The speed is fully variable and comes in three pre-programmed speed modes – from a walking pace up to 20 MPH. Use a key fob or the Immotor App as a digital key to unlock the GO. It also allows you to grant access to friends that wish to use it via their smartphone app. You can set a geo-fence for their ride. Range is up to 20 miles on a single charge depending on battery configuration and use. It uses a charger that plugs into any standard 120-220 volt wall outlet and fully recharges in 3 to 4 hours. $1499.00.

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

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

     Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2sjPM4M

    Saturday
    Jun242017

    And now a look at three new tech gadgets from Pepcom's Digital Experience, New York City, June 15th, 2017. 

    Carry four cameras recording video with you wherever you go! Meet Occly.

     

    Here's info from the company, (edited a bit): Occly Blinc is an advanced wearable personal safety system designed to help keep users safe and protected while on-the-go, traveling, on-the-job, or at home. Specifically designed to be a visual deterrent, it can be worn on the body or clipped to an accessory. Occly Blinc is armed with a panic button, four always-on cameras and microphone, sirens, LED lighting, wireless capabilities, and a number of automatic alarm sensors. It’s companion mobile app provides real-time access to the Occly Safety Network for prevention, while its alarm initiates the Occly Rescue Protocol, which offers real-time access to the Occly Emergency Response Center and ultimately an emergency dispatch to local law enforcement. Occly Blinc also doubles as a home security system, with real-time audio and video recording inside your home (or hotel room). It offers access to the Occly Rescue Protocol when activated by the included sound, motion or impact sensors. Price is $199.99, after the introductory $50 off offer.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/KtyaadTWuu4

     

    Company website: www.occly.com

    Saturday
    Jun242017

    The Monoprice feature packed MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2.

    The folks at Monoprice say that too often, getting a low-cost 3D printer can mean getting a box of ill-fitted parts with poorly written and incomplete documentation. You end up spending hours on the internet, searching forums and asking for help to get the printer assembled and operating properly. Monoprice operates differently and their MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2 is a perfect example! This 2nd generation model printer not only comes fully assembled, it has already been calibrated at the factory. All you have to do is perform a quick check to verify that the print bed is still leveled, in case it shifted during shipping, then load the included microSD card, load some filament, and start printing the preloaded model. Nowhere else will you find a 3D printer ready to print out of the box at such a low price! Other features include Insulated and heated built plate with pre-installed build mat, Nozzle cooling fan and main board cooling fan, and accessory kit with all-metal nozzle, Wi-Fi, microSD card, USB connectivity, and 3.7" IPS color screen. Tech Specs: 4.7" x 4.7" x 4.7" Build Area / Resolution: 100 microns (0.1mm) / Filament Diameter 1.75mm /Speed 55mm/sec / Connectivity Wi-Fi, microSD™ card, USB / Printable Materials ABS & PLA / Windows and Mac compatible. Compatible with Cura, Repetier, and other software $219.99. Watch the video of this week's show to learn a little about an even lower-priced 3-D Printer model coming August, 2017.  

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/yENZJQ8d-ks

     

    Company website page: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=21711