Geek News Central Special Media

Geek News Central Special Media

Todd Cochrane

Description: Geek News Central Special Media Blog. Media from Events Like the Consumer Electronics Show, South by Southwest (SXSW) and other National events will be highlighted here.

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Sphero Meets Sharky the Beaver

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GNC first saw Sphero at CES last year and it’s a really cool toy: a rugged waterproof ball controlled from a smartphone or tablet. So what has Sphero been up to in the past year…Todd and Don find out from Ian Bernstein, CTO Founder. While the  hardware is unchanged from last year, Sphero has gr...

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

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Remote control vehicles are fun and remote control aircraft doubly so. Imagine then how much fun a remote control quadricopter is, especially when it’s controlled by wifi from your smartphone. Todd takes flying lessons from Parrot’s Julian. The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is an update of the original AR...

LG Uses NFC to Connect Smartphones to TVs

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NFC has been a solution looking for a problem for some time, but products using NFC to solve real world issues are finally beginning to appear. Todd speaks with Brad from LG about how NFC is helping get video off smartphones and onto TVs. Most people wanting to show video from their smartphone on th...

LG Optimus G Android Smartphone

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Regular listeners of GNC will know that Todd has been rocking an LG Optimus G Android smartphone (on loan from LG). Impressed with this device, he finds out more from Amy. The LG Optimus G is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor which takes everything in its stride, with super smooth graph...

Pure Jongo at CES Unveiled

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At this year's CES, Pure launched Jongo, the world's most affordable (and colourful) multi-room music system. Vicky tells Todd all about it.

The Jongo range will shortly include a couple of wireless speakers and a hi-fi adaptor, all with both Bluetooth and wi-fi built-in. Music can be streamed using...

Aurasma Augments Adverts

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At Gadget Show Live, Aurasma were showing-off their impressive portfolio of augmented reality advertising campaigns. The list of clients is long and illustrious, including BBC, Sky, Bentley, Dunhill, Marks & Spencer, ebay and Stella Artois...

WD TV Live at The Gadget Show Live

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Western Digital's TV Live series of media players has been around for a couple of years and they've gained a sizeable following with over 3.5 million devices sold. The 3rd generation WD TV Live has been released recently and Daniel Mauerhofer was kind enough to give me an interview at The Gadget Sho...

BubbleScope Takes 360° Pictures and Video at The Gadget Show

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The BubbleScope is an optical attachment for smartphones that takes 360° pictures and video called "Bubbles". The BubblePix smartphone app is used to capture, view and share online the Bubbles, which can be hosted free at bubblepix.com. The pictures below gives you a feel of wraparound nature of a...

Metaio Augmented Reality at The Gadget Show

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There's no doubt that augmented reality (AR) is hot area at the moment, with several exhibitors at Gadget Show Live showing off products and software. Metaio is one such company and it provides AR software for Vuzix's high-tech glasses...

3M’s Personal Projectors at The Gadget Show

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Powerpoint and data projectors have become synonymous with business presentations and I dread to think how many people I have bored over the years. As with almost any technology, the data projectors have got smaller and cheaper, but this was the first time I'd seen how small personal projectors had...

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