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2014 MacWorld/iWorld State of Apple Panel Discussion
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March 28, 2014 10:02 AM PDT
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MacWorld/iWorld 2014 opened yesterday with a panel discussion on the "State of Apple". This discussion was moderated by moderated by IDG’s Jason Snell with a notible panel consisting of
Ben Bajarin of Creative Strategies, Inc., Christina Bonnington of Wired, Rene Ritchie of iMore.com and Dan Moren of MacWorld. The discussion centered around how Apple's product strategy surrounding wearables, Apple's current product mix and their strategies and Will Apple go big screen? Listen to the discussion.

2014 AdTech SF Ryan Holmes Keynote
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March 27, 2014 09:32 AM PDT
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10 Tech Gadgets for Travel
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February 11, 2014 04:08 PM PST
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Travel interrupts our naturally scheduled programming and is an easy scapegoat for not maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as being out of touch with our friends, families and jobs. Gear up for 2014 with these 10 apps and gadgets to help make your travel experiences exciting and productive. We talk with Melissa Thompson, frequent coast-to-coast traveller and CEO of online counseling service - TalkSession, about her top tech ways of make traveling easier for 2014.

2014 Apps World Keynote Interview with Apple's Steve Wozniak
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February 05, 2014 08:11 PM PST
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We were lucky to attend the keynote at the 2014 Apps World North America conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This event features talks in Development of Apps, Droid Apps, Games Development, Mobile Payments and Retail, Mobile Marketing, HTML5 and API Strategies, TV and Mulitscreen and Enterprise. Also, over 200 exhibitors had booths to display their services. The keynote was an interview of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak by Wired's Mat Honan. Listen to see what Steve has to say about innovation, security, and opportunities for app developers.

Rocki - Just Commoditized The Wireless Home Theater
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February 04, 2014 09:21 PM PST
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Nerd Stalker interview Dennis List of Dutch startup Rocki, forgive the video quality we were at the mercy of hotel lobby wifi.

 

 

Rocki has created a very clever small and lightweight device that can jump on wireless networks and execute instructions via the web to play audio to any speaker it's connected to. Want to connect speakers all over your compound? Just connect more Rocki's and your all set. With Rocki you can have more than one phone controlling the music and create a music queue together, think dj battle. The silicon like cover comes in seven different colors and (as of this post) the device is sold for the very less than Sonos price of $49 (plus version) or $89 (play plus version). The device can fit in the palm of your hand and is extremely light.

 

 

Some future plans for Rocki are to solidify some partnerships with as many music providers as possible, think Spotify and the others. Also they say they will eventually release an open API for you developers out there. We love that Rocki has effectively commoditized wireless home theatre systems for the middle class.

Artkick - Make All Your Screens A Museum Exhibit
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January 31, 2014 01:12 PM PST
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Nerd Stalker interviews Sheldon Laube, the current CEO of Artkick [www.artkick.com] -- a new Silicon Valley startup that is bringing digital art to every home in America and thus fully realizing Bill Gates' original vision.

 

Sheldon has been the co-founder of four startups—the first a software consulting firm (CCT) in his college dorm room (with Glenn Ricart). Since then he was the first Chief Information officer of PriceWaterhouse, the Chief Technology Officer of Novell, the co-founder of USWeb, the co-founder of CenterBeam, and the Chief Innovation Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He lives with his wife and a pair of loving beagles in Silicon Valley, California.

 

 

 

Artkick brings endless art streaming free to anyone with an internet connected TV. The images you love appear on your wall easily and instantly. Information and content on the art you view is visible on your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to learn more about art every day.

Robot Turtles - Board Game Teaches Kids To Think Code
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January 30, 2014 09:21 PM PST
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Nerd Stalker interview with Dan Shapiro inventor of Robot Turtles. Robot Turtles is a board game you play with your favorite 3-8 year old kids. It sneakily teaches the fundamentals of programming.



Robot Turtles launched on Kickstarter, where it became the bestselling board game of all time. Which is pretty darn amazing. The Kickstarter campaign is over. 1,500 copies went up on the Make Magazine store and they sold out in 8 hours. Now there are a few copies at http://buy.robotturtles.com. For you Robot Turtle aficionados make sure to get the e-book here.


We must admit that we secretly bought Robot Turtles under a private name so as to experience the whole fulfillment process like a general consumer would. We received it prior to the holidays despite the hot demand for the game. I sprung Robot Turtles on my six year old daughter who was thrilled with the game. In no time she ran through the basics then I quickly had to make the game more elaborate then event more elaborate. Credit to the RT team the game grows with your kid, we were initially very skeptical and not too optimistic as we have heard claims of games like this before that just never worked, this one does.

Watch the interview above for the full story however we are continuing to enjoy and play the game, we recommend the game and give it two thumbs up.

 

The Nerd Stalker Show - Inception Screens
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January 22, 2014 07:24 PM PST
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Picks of the Week:

Biometric headset increases game difficulty for angry players bit.ly/1eooxpr (Stuart Robards | Gizmag)
Amazon Wants to Ship Your Package Before You Buy It on.wsj.com/1cSXD55 via @PSFK (Greg Besinger / WSJD)
Amazon Considering Online Pay-TV Service http://on.wsj.com/1dSIvcm (Sharma, Ramachandra and Clark | WSJ D)
13 Things You Can Actually Buy With #Bitcoin feedly.com/k/1kH6MYq (Kevin Smithg / Complex Tech)
Man Interrogated By FBI For Wearing Prescription Google Glass At The Movies http://read.bi/1cT56RC (Jim Edwards | Business Insider)
Twitter Gets Serious About Social Shopping bit.ly/1cP6THl (Jennifer Elias / Fast Company Labs)

Speed Round:

"70,000 healthcare.gov records hacked" claim turns out to be Google results http://bit.ly/1cSV7Mj (Rob Beschizza | Boing Boing)
Motorola lowers price of bamboo Moto X, more natural finishes coming January 21st bit.ly/1dtZKQ5 viA (Chris Welsh / TheVerge)
LogMeIn discontinues its free remote desktop service http://t.co/auPa97pGm5 (Brad Linder | Lilliputing)
VLC for iOS gets a new UI, Dropbox, Google Drive support, and more bit.ly/1f237PD (Janko Roettgers / GigaOmTech)

Tips of the Week:

GluePrintTurn any mockup into a floating guide, and visually align pixels with ease. http://glueprintapp.com/
Using GIF Brewery: Tip of the Week: Deal With It: the art and science of creating GIFs buff.ly/1dSI6qrI (T.C. Sottek and Thomas Houston / TheVerge)

Events:

1/31-2/2 3D Printer World Expo http://www.3dprinterworldexpo.com/
AppsWorld Feb 5-6 http://www.apps-world.net/northamerica/index.php
3/9-13 - OFC 2014 Conference http://www.ofcconference.org/
Macworld / iWorld 2014 March 27-29 Moscone North SF http://www.macworldiworld.com/
SF New Tech @ MacWorld/iWorld “6 about to break” http://is.gd/XlauLA
DEMO April 3, 2014 Mission Bay Conf. Center, San Francisco http://www.demo.com

3D Printer World Expo Comes to Burbank Jan 31 to Feb 1
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January 16, 2014 08:12 PM PST
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Hey makers, there's another event to satisfy your palettes. The 3D Printer World Expo is coming January 31 through February 1 in Burbank, California. So much happening in the 3D printing world - cells, houses, and Jello. We interview Joe Micallef, Education Director for the first 3D Printer World, on what to expect at the 3D Printer World Expo.

Startup Blog Insights - Top 5 Wrap-up for 2013
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December 31, 2013 06:27 PM PST
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Happy New Year everyone. We wrap a great year of Startup Blog Insights for 2013 with a Best of Startup Blog with Taffy Williams, Examiner.com writer and entrepreneur. We do a deep dive on the top five blogs of 2013. Listen or watch Taffy as he shares some stories around each blog.

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