CES 2016: NASA’s Space Launch System

Steve Sheridan makes his debut in FRONT of the camera as he interviews Trey Cate from NASA’s Marshal Space Flight Center about the Space Launch System (SLS). The SLS will be the most powerful rocket NASA has ever built and will enable astronauts in the Orion spacecraft to travel deeper into the solar system. When completed, SLS will enable astronauts to begin their journey to explore destinations far into the solar system. The first launch and test flight of the SLS is scheduled for June/July 2018. The setting is the CES show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Learn more at https://nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls

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CES 2016: Canary Home Security System

Of everything I saw at CES, this is one of the very few things I could really see myself buying.

Allison interviews Nicole Kruse about Canary’s home security system. Canary is an all-in-one home security system that lets you see what’s happening in your home and take action. From HD video to motion-activated alerts to a 90+ decibel siren, Canary gives you everything you need to keep your home safe. The Canary system is shipping now. The setting is the CES ShowStoppers show floor in the Wynn Hotel.

Learn more at https://canary.is

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Three Camera Shoot for ScreenCasts Online

3 cameras screenflowI’ve mentioned before that I do video screencasts for Don McAllister’s ScreenCasts Online subscription podcast. He lets me pick the topic (with veto powers) but this time he probably should have talked me out of it.

Video screencasting is tough work but it’s made easier by the fantastic application Screenflow from Telestream. It captures your desktop video and audio source(s) and has a fantastic editor. Like I said, it’s really hard work but it’s fun.

Applications I Demonstrated

This week I thought it would be interesting to demonstrate two apps that allow you to use your iOS devices as accessories for your Mac. Duet Display allows your iPhone or iPad to work as a secondary display. This is wicked cool, especially when you’re away on travel and don’t have your dual monitor setup (if you’re that spoiled). I’ve used the iPad Pro as a second monitor to the 12″ MacBook and it’s glorious.
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