Category Archives: Hardware

Video cameras, garage door apps for today’s homeowner – Tucson News Now

Be sure to check out the Video Segment from the Latest KMSB Fox 11 08/25/2014 with TechtalkRadio’s Andy Taylor – It is available on our website at http://www.techtalkradio.com

Photo from Tech Segment on KMSB Fox 11
Segment from 08/25/2014 Looked at Seeing-Cam.Com and Chamberlain

In this weeks segment from 08/25/2014 We take a look at some products for Home Monitoring. First up is the DXG Seeing-Cam.com 110v. This R2D2 Like Camera can rotate a full 360 and tilt 90 degrees and can be controlled via a smartphone, tablet or PC. We also looked at the Chamberlain MyQ Garage for keeping track of and manage your Garage Door Status, Open or Closed? Need it closed? Easy – you can do it remotely from your smart phone.

Read our Column about the products on the Daybreak Website! 

E3 – Not all about the Software!

The SteelSeries Logo
The SteelSeries Logo

I had the chance to talk to some friends from SteelSeries today about some of the products they will be sharing on the show floor when E3 Officially opens tomorrow. The Electronic Entertainment Expo opens its doors to the crowds of industry representatives and the media June 10th and runs through the 13th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

SteelSeries continues to develop accessories for the PC and Console Gamer with everything from Keyboards, Gaming Mice and awesome headsets. One product announced that can help your game play which is different from the traditional products in the company line is the SteelSeries “Sentry” Eye-Tracker

The SteelSeries “Sentry” Eye-Tracker has been developed in conjunction with Tobii Technology.  Gamers benefit with this device with a tracking of eye movements and shares that data with the user as bench-marked and compared to the movements of professional gamers.  The SteelSeries press release explains it easier:

“The SteelSeries Sentry Eye Tracker brings players an entirely new way to train for competitive gaming, by allowing the player to analyze a wide range of statistics based on where and how long a user focused, or fixated, on the screen. Fixations per Minute (FPM) tracks how often a user moves his or her eye gaze and attention around the screen; low values indicate that the gamer is able to process a lot of information. For comparison, FPM in eye tracking is the same type of correlation as APM or the total numbers of actions per minute a player can perform.”  While we could say it’s all in the wrist, obviously from this addition to E3, it’s also in the eyes.

SteelSeries StratusXL Game Controller for iOS
SteelSeries StratusXL Game Controller for iOS

SteelSeries has also continued with its development of products for the mobile gamers and introduced the StratusXL Wireless Game Controller for iOS. Now, users can immerse in the gaming experience on the iPad or iPad Mini and play a game title as they would on the console.

To check out more of these products, take a look at http://www.steelseries.com 

KMSB Fox 11 Video Segment – 05/19/2014

In this Weeks Segment, We took a look at a very cool package from Visioneer! They sent us over the Mobile Organizer set which comes with the companies versatile Road Warrior 3. This handle portable scanner is easy to set up and even easier to use. Insert a receipt into the Road Warrior 3 and it will open up the included Nuance Paperport software program and scan the document.

The file can then be easily filed into a folder, key worded for locating the file and saved. This is a great solution for the Mobile traveler. No Clumsy power cord, the Road Warrior 3 connects via USB.

A Photo from KMSB Fox 11 - Segment featuring Visioneer and Laplink
A Photo from KMSB Fox 11 – Segment featuring Visioneer and Laplink

We also looked at the Laplink PCMover Ultimate. Move your files and applications from one pc to another. No Need to Reinstall or locate serial numbers in many cases. This is a great solution for those wanting to move from Windows XP to Windows 7.

 

 

 

For More Info on the Visioneer Mobile Organizer check out http://www.visioneer.com and for Laplink PCMover check out http://www.laplink.com

 

 

Are You a DVR Hoarder?

A recent article found on the Verizon Website points at trends in use for consumers with DVR Service and discovered there are battles brewing over DVR Hoarding in households.  Let’s face it, DVR’s can only store so much and even though OnDemand services may offer the same programs you recorded – having a full season of a favorite show stored on the DVR’s Storage drive is almost as nice as your DVD Collection on display for all to see.

It takes some of us back to the days of Video Cassette Recorders and trying to find a tape to record a special event or show, trying to make the decision to record over a program already recorded on the Video Cassette. Now fellow family members have to decide which shows to delete when they receive the DVR Storage message. At least with DVR technology, a Wedding Video isn’t getting erased.

Even though Hard Drives in DVR Boxes have gotten larger, Cable and Satellite providers have been feeding on consumers desire to record a multitude of channels and in HD which can rack up some serious storage. The battles will rage on as more is done to increase storage and delivery methods. Check out this very interesting article on the Verizon Website