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NC #614 Podfeet Redesign, Nebula Projectors, Nonda Connected Car, Crazy Network, C-me Selfie Drone, Braven Flye Earbuds, Backblaze

Announcing a new site design for podfeet – go kick the tires at http://podfeet.com/beta2. My Affinity Photo 1.5 tutorial is up at ScreenCasts Online. We hear from Anker about their new Nebula projected displays, Nonda talks about their connected car devices, I explain more about how cool our network is now that we’ve folded in the TiVos with MoCA. Then we hear about the C-me Selfie Drone, and the Fly Sport Earbuds from Braven. Finally I wrap up by telling you my tales of adventure with offsite backups and why I’ve moved from CrashPlan over to Backblaze.


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CCATP #475 Bart Busschots Explains IPv6

World IPv6 launch badgeI made a deal with Bart when he started his two podcasts Let’s Talk Apple and Let’s Talk Photography that he would never have to be on more than every other week. But this week I tricked him by asking him if he’d come on and explain IPv6 to me. His first answer was that he didn’t understand it well enough to explain it. But of course Bart being Bart, that ear worm I so carefully placed caused him to go out and study it and now he’s here to explain it to us. And of course below you’ll find his excellent show notes.

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Why I Switched to Backblaze from CrashPlan

Backblaze LogoIn March of 2013 I finally got on the bandwagon of doing offsite backups. Backups in general are the kind of task that sounds hard and annoying but if you haven’t tried lately are easy. Once I had CrashPlan running, it ran flawlessly for three and a half years.

One of the features I liked about CrashPlan is that when you get a new machine, they allow you to adopt the previous backup. That means that you don’t have to re-upload all of your data, you just tell CrashPlan to point the old backup to the new machine.

Fast forward to November of last year when I got the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro. I happily installed CrashPlan and told it to adopt the backup of my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro. And that’s when the nightmare started. Read More

CES 2017: Flye Sport Earbuds by Braven

Allison interviews Cody Thomas from Braven about their new line of Flye Sport earbuds. Flye Sport earbuds are bluetooth enabled intended for active use. They come in four models: Flye Sport, Flye Sport Reflect, Flye Sport Power and Flye Sport GLO ranging in price from $50 up to $250. The Flye Sport Power and GLO earbuds also include feature control via a mobile app. The setting is the CES Conference show floor.

Learn more at http://braven.com/ces2017/active-earbuds.html

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CES 2017: C-me Selfie Drone

Allison interviews Gordon Cockburn from Hobbico about their new C-me selfie drone. C-me is a compact flying camera that folds up to fit in your pocket. It comes equipped with a 1080p video camera that also takes 8 Mpix still photos. C-me will share your selfie video or still photos immediately on your social media sites through the C-me app. The drone takes off automatically and positions itself about 2m above ground to take video or photos of you until you direct it to move elsewhere through the app. C-me is available for pre-order now. C-me is available for pre-order now. The setting is the ShowStoppers show floor.

Learn more at http://cmecamera.com

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3 Networks + MoCA + TiVos

barts diagram on taking control from verizon routerBack in August of 2013, Bart helped me figure out how to wrest control from the Verizon Actiontec FiOS router and let my Airport Extreme control my network. It was non-obvious, so he drew a diagram that I turned into a full tutorial per his instructions. The basic idea is to disable WiFi on the Verizon router, and have it simply pass out IP addresses using DHCP and send traffic straight through to the Airport Extreme. We also set the DMZ on the Verizon router to a static IP and passed that right to the Airport. The purpose of that step was to eliminate the requirement to do port forwarding on both routers if I ever needed to access something inside the network.

All of this worked great, I was able to pretty much ignore the Verizon router for the last three years.

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CES 2017: Nonda ZUS Connected Car

Allison interviews David Vespremi from Nonda about their new ZUS Connected Car accessories. ZUS accessories are modular and are based on a smart phone charger which logs the car’s mileage, provides the car’s battery status and remotely guides you back to your car. ZUS accessories also include a smart key finder, backup sensor and tire pressure sensors. ZUS tire sensors can be added to any tire without having to dismount the tire or replace the valve stems. All ZUS accessories are controlled and monitored through the ZUS app available on the iOS App Store and Google Play. The setting is the ShowStoppers show floor.

Learn more at http://nonda.co

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CES 2017: Nebula Projected Displays by Anker

Allison interviews Max Thayer from Anker about their new Nebula projection systems. The Nebula P3 pico projector is a portable, light weight device projecting 2K lumens at 720p. It includes automatic focusing and a 3hr battery life, great for outdoor and on-the-go use. The larger Nebula 100″ Cinema Display projects 1080p video from just 13 inches away from a flat glass screen and it comes with bundled sub-woofer and sound system. The release date of both products will be announced later this year. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience show floor.

Learn more at http://anker.com

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NC #613 Steve Jobs Recording 1983, Fisher Price Smart Cycle, Ziro Robotics Kit, Dashlane Caution, ThinOPTICS, Nite Ize, Security Bits

I hosted Eye Chart Radio with Mike LaPlante. Rush Sherman sent us this link to Steve Jobs giving a talk in 1983 I’ve never heard before. CES interviews with Fisher Price, Ziro, ThinOPTICS and Nite Ize. I’ll give you a caution about Dashlane security manager. Then we’ve got Security Bits with Bart Busschots.


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CCATP #474 Bart Busschots PBS 29 – JS Prototype Revision | Glyph Icons

I don’t want to jinx anything here, but I feel like I’m finally starting to “get” this JavaScript programming thing. In this episode of Programming By Stealth, Bart starts by talking about how we solved the challenges from last week, getting rid of “bad smells” by learning how to reuse our code. Then Bart teaches us about another bad smell, where inadvertently point two variables point the same object and he teaches us about the clone function to eradicate that problem. With that bite-sized JavaScript lesson behind us, he takes us forward into learning about Glyph Icons, a way of having scalable icons on our web pages instead of pixel-based icons. He introduces us to Font Awesome tool to get free access to (awesome) scalable glyph icons. The full tutorial is available at bartbusschots.ie/….

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