NC #572 Apple did not Admit to Planned Obsolescence, PRC & Hardcore History

This show is guest-hosted by Bart Busschots. The show starts with a little rant about how Apple did not accidentally admit to practicing Planned Obsolescence, no matter what the tabloid press (or Irish radio) say. Allison teleports in from the past with an interview with PRC from CES 2016, Bart recommends the Hardcore History podcast, and finally, Bart does a solo Security Bits.


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CES 2016: New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer

Allison interviews Steve Schell from New Matter about their new affordable MOD-t 3D Printer. The MOD-t is one of the most competitively priced 3D printers on the market today at $399 US. The unit is very quiet and is designed for DIY makers, families, educators, and many others. MOD-t is available for purchase now. The setting is the CES Pepcom Digital Experience show floor in the Mirage hotel.

Learn more at http://newmatter.com

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CES 2016: Bixi Touchfree Device Control

Allison interviews Vijay Narayanan from Bluemint Labs about their Bixi sensor and app for touch-free control of smart devices and apps. The Bixi sensor seamlessly connects with your favorite devices and thousands of connected apps to make your smart home even smarter. The Bixi App works across all iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems. As of CES 2016, Bixi was pursuing crowd funding to complete its development. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Learn more at http://bixi.io

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CES 2016: MagTarget iPhone Mount/Charger

Allison interviews Jean-Michel Thiers from MagTarget about their new combination mount/charger for the iPhone. The MagTarget mount has a strong magnetic pull that keeps your iPhone secure while being safe for GPS, compass, and other electronics. It also charges and syncs the iPhone through its Lightning connector. The MagTarget is designed for one-handed installation and removal and it easily rotates from portrait to landscape. You can install the mount on a bare phone or over your case. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Learn more at http://magtarget.com

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CES 2016: Arkamys 360° Audio for Immersive Video

Allison interviews Frédéric Amadu from Arkamys about their new system for recording 360° audio for use with 360° video. Arkamys’ 360° sound creates an immersive and interactive virtual experience by mixing 3D sound and 360° virtual reality video. The solution includes both the 360° recording capability and real time audio rendering and positioning adaptation. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Learn more at http://arkamys.com

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CES 2016: Link Portable Data Storage & Streaming

Allison interviews Luke Malpass from Falsetto about their new Link portable data storage and streaming device. Link is a tiny (4 oz), durable SSD storage platform with offline streaming capabilities. Link can store up to 2TB with read and write speeds of up to 2500 MB/s and 1500 MB/s respectively. Link will be available in 4Q 2016. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Learn more at http://fasetto.link

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CES 2016: Kanex Portable Charger for Apple Watch

Allison interviews Richard Liang from Kanex about their new portable charger for the Apple Watch, iPhone and other devices. The charger has an Apple Watch inductive charger built into it and it contains a battery with 4000 mAh of charge. The Apple Watch charger will be available at the end of Q1 2016. The setting is the CES 2016 show floor in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Learn more at http://kanex.com

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CES 2016: Solos Cyclist Smart Eyewear

Allison interviews Ernesto Villalpando from Solos about their new smart eyewear for cycling. Solos are designed for elite cyclists, trainers and coaches to maximize real-time data without compromising the human mechanics of riding. Solos combines the power of mobile devices and state-of-the-art lightweight smart glasses so that riders can tap their full potential. Solos will be available by June, 2016. The setting is the CES Pepcom Digital Experience show floor in the Mirage hotel.

Learn more at http://solos-wearables.com

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CES 2016: Urbanears Sports Headphones

Allison interviews Sabrina Krim from Urbanears about their new colorful sports headphones. Sabrina shows Allison their Hellas model that are over-ear headphones with Bluetooth connectivity to your mobile device. Hellas headphones have a detachable headband and detachable ear cups to make them easy to wash for the active wearer. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Learn more at http://urbanears.com

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CES 2016: Belty Good Vibes Wellness Belt

Allison interviews Carine Coulm from Belty about their new line of Good Vibes belts. Belty Good Vibes communicates through vibrations that help you take immediate actions in real-time to improve your wellness. Suggested activities include increasing your walking pace, drinking more water and even taking a power nap along with several others. Belty is equipped with a mobile app that provides daily feedback. The app allows you to customize activities based on your preferences. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Learn more at http://wearbelty.com

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