Friday, January 15, 2016

Cheryl's Electronic Wish List

So, Ed already shared pics of his picks from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. (You can also hear his observations about the show on Episode 20: CES2016 & Beyond.) Now, here is what Cheryl added to her list of must-haves:

One of the worst things about ear buds is having to be plugged in to your device. These bluetooth-enabled ear buds solve this problem!

Call it a drone if you want to, but I call it a personal helicopter and I NEED one. I could get to work in three minutes with this thing because the only thing between my house and my workplace is marshland that I currently have drive ALL THE WAY AROUND. How quickly can I get one of these delivered? (This made Ed's list, too, so I hope there will be a buy-one-get-one-free sale!)

Smart glasses aren't quite where I would like them to be yet, but they are getting close. I'm going to need them to be super lite, or they will not be compatible with my terrible sinuses.

The BB8 prototype was on display at the show. I'm fairly certain that I need a BB8--although I'm not quite sure what can do besides help me fly my X-wing, which I'm going to have to get, too. Maybe it comes free with purchase.

A compact, wireless photo printer? Absolutely must have this, and at $109, it seems affordable. Of course, they don't say how much the paper will cost...(Maybe I can get a 3-D printer to make my own paper.)

Let Dr. McCoy and Dr. Crusher know about this: a medical examination device that will allow a doctor to examine you remotely. Take that, tricorder. (Actually, I meant, "I'll take that tricorder.")

Google and Lenovo are teaming up to bringing us positioning software that can self-locate without using GPS. Does this mean we won't be as reliant on satellites to find our way around the planet?

With this solar-powered portable grill, I can finally let Ed cook without worrying about the house burning down.

-- Second Officer Cheryl, Stardate 2016.01.15

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My CES 2016 Wishlist

There were some truly awesome products at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (or CES), which was recently held in Las Vegas. Here are a few of my favorite geeky products I wouldn't mind owning. (See Cheryl's picks here.)

For more information don't forget to listen to our latest podcast episode,  Geek Homeworld Episode 20 CES 2016 and Beyond

Where it all happens with vendors from around the world showing off the future of technology.

The HP Sprout projects a keyboard onto a flat surface including a scanner and everything you could need from a computer.

This is just one of many drones that were displayed at CES 2016. I want mine!

The Fitbit Blaze looks awesome. Now I still need a reason to get up off the couch.

This is the Ehang drone that one person can be transported in from one location to another. How cool is this?

If I had $30,000, then I would love to take home a Chevy Bolt. If I had infinite money I would buy the Faraday FFZERO1 concept car below.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Episode 20: CES 2016 & Beyond

Ed brings you the best of the Consumer Electronics show (CES) 2016 that was recently held in Las Vegas.
From 8K TV, to rollable displays, to virtual reality, to concept cars, we bring you our favorites. Check back on the blog later this week for photos from CES.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Very Geeky Star Wars Christmas

 This Christmas season was very special for me as a life-long Star Wars fan. With the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens in theaters, and the historic success of the film, I thought I would share some of my Star Wars swag I got for Christmas. Here is the big haul:
The Force was with me!
   Here are the individual items...
These are some snazzy Star Wars Christmas tree ornaments.

This glassware set reminds me of the original Empire Strikes Back glass I had back in 1983 that Burger King was giving away when you bought some food. I loved that glass, and can remember begging my parents to take me to Burger King as often as they could so I could collect all of them. Unfortunately, I only remember getting one glass. I think it was Luke Skywalker.

A very cool Santa's Cap, Star Wars style.
Blue Star Wars Santa's Cap!

Hey, how did Captain America get in the middle of my Star Wars  Christmas pictures? I got this cool action figure for Christmas also. This will have to tide me over until Captain America Civil Wars comes out in May.

This photo was taken with the flash on. Cool.

This is a candy dispenser lightsaber. Look betters, in this picture, without using my phone camera flash. It looks more sinister.

A couple of packs of Star Wars figures.

Everyone always gives me Pez-related Star Wars stuff. I never open the packaging or eat the Pez.

BB8 and Vader

Everyone needs bubbles. Star Wars bubbles.

Everyone needs water. Star Wars water is especially cool on Jakku (or Tatooine).

BB8 and C3PO.

I got this cool Darth Vader case that can hold many action figures.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Geek Homeworld Episode 19 Geek Preview 2016

  Ed and Cheryl preview all the exciting geek things coming in 2016. From movies, TV, video games, and tech trends, we have it covered.

 We talk about Disney and Star Wars geek destinations for 2016, as well as what cool geeky gifts I got for Christmas!

 We also want to thank all of our listeners, contributors, guests, and many more who interacted with the podcast making it a smashing success in 2015. We are concentrating on bringing you all the best content for geeks in 2016.

  Thanks for listening,

 SavageTechman aka Ed



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