There are so many options on the market for Home Security Cameras which tie into the users router and an App for monitoring activity. We have seen systems with Wi-Fi capabilities as well as rechargeable or removable batteries such as the Arlo which are nice however it does mean having to climb a ladder in some cases to switch those batteries out.
This past week we were offered the opportunity to look at the ReoLink2 which not only features a rechargeable battery but can also be tied to and inexpensive mini solar panel for power! Below is our Unboxing of the ReoLink2 Camera and Solar Panel provided by Reolink for Review.
We are still catching up on Posting Audio from our Shows! We apologize for the delays! Here is the Latest offering with Episode #112
Episode 112 – The Old Man and the Kid
In this Weeks Show, It’s Age verse beauty as Andy shares info on listeners that stopped by to visit during a broadcast radio remote to extend compliments on Justin’s contribution to the show. Listeners shared how they enjoyed the youth which Justin brings to the show along with his insight on Video Games. Justin shares some of the finer points of Fortnight and why this large multiplayer game has become so popular. PUBG, Player Unknown Battlegrounds, Battle Royale is also a latest trend in gaming that has become super popular. Watching some of these gamers play via Twitch and Facebook Live is also fun to check out. Justin recommends Dr Disrespect and Stone Mountain 64. Should Andy still feel like a Dolt for having Clash of Clans installed on his Smart Phone? The guys share a few dangers of giving your devices or allowing the Young Un’s to play games with In Game Purchases. Just how much money is involved in these games to play and to win? Nintendo has a winner with the Switch and why Nintendo believes there could be a Switch in every household.
The Facebook cycle, how relevant is the Social media network and why have the younger ages begun to move away from the platform. Are the numbers truly representative of where Facebook is in today’s place? Will Snapchat continue to grow or is that platform also a potential victim of disinterest? Justin and Andy talk about the importance of the delivery of the content and why the recent changes to the Facebook platform feed along with the Snapchat overhaul could damage the returning of users. With all of the changes, Instagram could be also changing the notifications with users Screen Capturing photos. In the Social media world, Twitter silently turns a profit after 12 years! Is having a website still important to business? Can having a Unique URL still be possible?
Friend of the show Andy Marken returns with a report about the Sundance Film Festival and the demand for more content from film makers. Many film makers understand the art of delivering documentary and compelling film delivering factual and fictional stories however may not understand the art of distribution. Where does services such as YouTube, Amazon, Hulu and Netflix play into the ability for filmmakers to produce and continue to develop projects. Andy Marken also shares the growth of Virtual Reality and how that will play into the future of media.
For some of us lucky to have experienced DOS, we can appreciate the process of typing in a few lines of “Basic” coding and accomplishing a task. While the coding has become more complex, the ability to handle task can be created easily with the help from Tynker.
The Coding education can take place in a classroom as well as self paced courses with those learning Coding while designing elements of minecraft or other games.
An announced collaboration today between Tynker and Parrot can now expand the learning to code feature to Drones manufactured by Parrot. According to the company those wanted to learn to code through Tynker and Parrot will learn;
Programming a drone’s flight path from takeoff to landing
Building a drone controller to pilot a drone in real time
Programming flips, turns, and other aerial stunts
Integrating loops and variables to make geometric patterns
Coding games such as Flappy Drone and drone racing
Taking an aerial photo and sharing it with friends or classmates
According to the Tynker website, 50 Million children in over 200 countries are experiencing coding through Tynker in educational system . With Parrot Mambo Code, users will be able to create and easily understand the outcome of codes as they apply to a drone.
A Bundle has been put together by Tynker and Parrot which includes a Parrot Mambo minidrone and a six-month premium subscription to Tynker. The minidrone comes complete with a mini-ball launcher, grabber, 50 plastic balls, USB cable, and battery; the Tynker subscription includes eight mobile (iPad) coding courses, 18 online coding courses, over 350 puzzle levels, more than 100 tutorials, and a virtual drone flight simulation course. For More Information visit the Tynker website at http://www.tynker.com or Parrot site at www.parrot.com/minidrones/parrot-mambo-code
Andy Taylor talked with Afternoon Show Host Scott Sands at NewsRadio 1370 WSPD about CES2017. Covered were some of the Technology idea certainly worth saving Pennies for and of course the ideas that had many scratching their heads saying “Why?” As Scott said “Do we really need to be that lazy?” however the answer most likely is “Why Not?”
Some of the Cool Innovations are discussed and some of the high points for this 50th Anniversary of CES put on by the Consumer Technology Association.
The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show has Opened it’s door in Las Vegas once again…although not to the Public, the show will feature the latest in Consumer Electronics and Concepts. A Friend of the Show, Jim Barry visited via Skype to talk about this years show and what to expect