Wait. What Happened?

17 01 2011
CES 2011 - Consumer Electronics Show - Las Veg...

Image by David Berkowitz via Flickr


Tom went to CES is what happened.  While he was there, he battled a cold to travel into the deepest depths of the North and South Halls.  This week, we have our first show coming out of the event. Check out the SHOW PAGE for the entire scoop.

Where was the producer all weekend?  I spent the weekend at Nashville GiveCamp – an event sponsored by Microsoft.  Read more about that on the national GiveCamp site or the local site for the event I attended.

We are excited to have Gabe Goldberg back on January 23 to talk about ‘Buying Tech at the Sweet Spot’ – be sure to put that on your calendar.


Social Media Demystification & Tech-etiquette

5 08 2010
Nazca Lines, Peru

from NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr - used under Creative Commons License.

This week’s show ‘Developing a Social Media Strategy’ with Bill Seaver will put your company on the right path in the social media market.  Is social media for all companies? Should we have a plan? How do we put it all together? Bill answers these questions and helps you decide if social media is right for your company and the next step to take.

Our Week In Review will clue you in on Google’s new joint investment, and we Wave goodbye to a good idea with little adoption.  With all the big kids touting their cloud services, we’ll tell you about CloudSleuth – the radar gun of cloud services.  Those along with cheap PCs at a NYC tech bazaar (check the box before you leave) and more.

As tea time approaches, we remind you to check your Tech-etiquette.   Geoffrey Webb‘s “10 Rules of Tech-etiquette” article piles all your pet peeves into one place …or provides a point ripe for self-reflection and intervention about your annoying tech taboos.  How many of these do you do?  Will it make you think the next time you are about to check your BlackBerry on impulse?

May 10 – Week In Review & More

7 05 2009

It was great to have Michael Cocanower from itSynergy our May 10th show. Michael’s experience as a Microsoft MVP has helped both him and his business along with opening up opportunities to work directly with Microsoft on the very solutions his company implements.

We also hope you enjoyed our guest spot from Gabe Goldberg of www.tiplet.com on User Groups. Check out tiplet for more tech tips from Gabe and others. Here are all the links from our Week In Review and interview with Michael.

Week In Review Links

Links from the interview

Microsoft MVP Program Blog – find out more about the MVP program; where you can find help; or where you can go to show off your IT expertise with Microsoft products

itSynergy – Michael’s Phoenix based IT Consulting, Solutions & Support

Event Links/Info

INTEROP comes to Las Vegas – Tuesday-Thursday, May 19-21

Attend the Interop Conference for a comprehensive, integrated view of technologies that will give your business a competitive edge. Learn how the recent surge of IT innovation can help you cut costs, get closer to your customers and increase revenue.Cloud Computing, Data Center, Enterprise Wireless, Green IT, Virtualization, Unified Communications & Wireless Technology tracks and many others are available for attendees

Amy Wohl will be back on the show this Sunday with Computing in the Cloud.

TechTalk Product Review – WildCharge: Stay in Charge of Your Battery

19 12 2008

We first saw the WildCharge in an article from David Pogue at the NY Times (and a video).

This intrigued us to try it for ourselves.

As seen below and on the WildCharge site, the WildCharge comes with a pad adorned with metallic strips. When the phone (with the adapter) is placed on the mat, the 4 small posts on the back of the case make contact with the mat and begin the charge.

Picture from WildCharge Products page.

The mat is smart enough to detect human fingers. No electroshock therapy here. If a person touches multiple strips, the device shuts off.

Our use proved to be …well, just as expected. We did not run scientific stopwatch tests , but the WildCarge charged our BlackBerry’s in around the same time it takes the wall charger. We did not notice any difference in the length of time the phone stayed charged.

As of now, there are a few cases for phones. Motorola Rzrs (some models. see site for details), BlackBerry Curve & Pearl are the only models with cases available now. iPhone cases are planned for the first part of 2009 and WildCharge is also planning to expand their offerings to video games as well.

We’ll let you make the call on this. If you already have a case you like or don’t want a case in general, this may not be for you. If you are always running out of battery because you forget to plug in your phone, then you may have found your soul mat.

The mat will run you around $65 and each case comes in at around $35