CES 2018 First Night at CES Unveiled

We started this year’s CES adventure at CES Unveiled.

Tonight I will attend the Pepcom event for the first time.

Personally I have been attending CES for almost 25 years off and on,  and as press since 1/11/11 as Http://www.technewszone.com

XYZ Printing had their Davinci Nano and Full color printers on display

We find their printers to be decent.

A link to the full color Davinci Printer:

Davinci Color Printer

 

 

 

 

We also saw Ricoh and a new and interesting printer that can print on Shirts.

We saw several interesting audio and headphone companies, a few Robotics companies, Faucet companies-Moen and Kohler too.

 

We were impressed by Rylo’s 360 degree action cameras as well as their accessories.

We would love to get one to test and review!
 

We also got to meet the Folks from Mykronoz, who made my cool watch. We had been involved in their kickstarter efforts and are impressed by their awesome smart watches. At the show they are introducing their petite version of their Zetime watch. They offer the first Swiss Smart watch with mechanical hands!

Watch this video on YouTube.

Overall we were impressed by what we saw at CES 2018, Unveiled and will have continuing coverage as well as Youtube videos of products and interviews too!

Manfrotto Fluid video aluminum monopod

We recently had the opportunity to review Manfrotto’s Fluid video aluminum monopod. To put it mildy, we were very impressed.

Fluid video aluminum monopod with plateIt was really easy to use and quite portable as well.

If I could afford one, I would buy one now and use it all of the time.

According to Manfrotto:

DESCRIPTION

The 562B-1 is a compact and high 4-section aluminium fluid monopod equipped with a 357PLV sliding camera plate adapter to adjust the camera’s center of balance. This fluid monopod is ideal for camcorders up to 17.6lb (8kg).

I really like the little feet on the bottom. I have used other monopod’s in the past, but this is the king or monopods, larger, more stable and it is easy to use. I am tall, over 6 feet, so I appreciate a monopod that extends long enough for me to use.

I tested the monopod with a Nikon J1, and it worked perfectly for all of the photo’s I had the chance to take with it. I also used it at CES 2015, and received all kinds of positive comments about the “cool monopod” according to other news folks and bloggers that I ran into at the event.

I also took it hiking and due to its durability it was effective as a walking stick as well on the trail too. I feel that anyone who is into outdoor adventuring, hunting, motorcycling or out door activities would love the Manfrotto  Fluid video aluminum monopod. I was really impressed with its design, durability and utility.

It combined a high level of utility with superb aesthetics and function.

That said, the panning action is smooth, and because it happens at the base, with practice, you have better control over the stability of the monopod while panning since both hands can create that movement, and you’re not having to use one hand to simply keep the monopod still while you pan with the other. You can, and should, use your whole body to make the pan. Tilt control is very nice as well and just as good as say a 701

The ‘bridging’ head is a great hybrid system, allowing quick release that us videographers are used to, plus the ability to click it back in place with quick fore and aft positioning.

The ball at the bottom is nice and stiff enough to let the monopod stand in place without holding on to it (but don’t walk too far away from it with your camera on it 🙂

For more information go to http://www.manfrotto.us/fluid-video-aluminum-monopod-with-plate

I wholeheartedly recommend Manfrotto for your tripod and lighting needs and am a huge fan.

Reaper Of Souls Coming Soon, a Diablo Game by Blizzard.

For those of you into gaming here is an exciting new announcement!!

REAPER OF SOULS™ COMING TO CONSOLE AUGUST 19

Reaper of Souls™ Coming to Console August 19

On August 19, the Angel of Death invades console systems everywhere as Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls™ – Ultimate Evil Edition™ launches on the PS3™, PS4™, Xbox 360®, and Xbox One®. Prepare your living room now, nephalem, because by summer’s end you’ll face off against Death himself—with up to four players banding together on a single TV screen.


 

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition is filled to the brim with fast-paced action, awe-inspiring heroes, and legendary treasure. It features all the content included in the Reaper of Souls expansion set, as well as Acts I through IV of the original Diablo III for those who have yet to vanquish the Lord of Terror on console.

The Ultimate Evil Edition goes on sale August 19 at select retail locations for a suggested retail price of $59.99 USD for the PS4 or Xbox One and $39.99 for the PS3 or Xbox 360. Keep in mind that this announcement is still fresh and some retailers may require several days to get their pre-order pages set up.

Path of Exile Game Announcement and Press Release!

New and exciting looking game just release

Since releasing the Sacrifice of the Vaal expansion in March, we’ve been working hard on our next major update to Path of Exile. Today, we’re proud to announce Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters.

Some say that Dominus exiled the dregs of Oriath to the shores of Wraeclast. No, he exiled anyone who was going to give him trouble, who was going to cause ripples in his progressive theocracy.

Seven men and women, masters in their fields, stood against Dominus’ tyranny. Some with words, others with steel. Seven masters forsaken, sent to die in a corrupted land. Seven masters who lived, learned, and now thrive in Wraeclast. Seven Forsaken Masters who can train you… if you choose to help them.

           

We’ve announced four of the seven Masters and will be revealing the other three over the next few weeks. Along with many unique mission variations, each Master has its own specialised crafting options, a different Hideout tileset and tiers of Hideout decorations to unlock.

Train with the Masters

As you roam the wilderness of Wraeclast, you will sometimes cross paths with the Forsaken Masters. All seven of them have their own unique missions that they either need your help with, or want to train you to handle. Haku asks you to cleanse an ancestral area and recover a lost Karui spirit. Vorici will train you in the art of assassination.

Completing missions for the Masters will increase your reputation with them. As you progress through the eight levels of reputation with each Master, you gain access to more of what they can offer you.

Dozens of Mission Variations

The seven Masters each have their own style of mission and each of these missions has many variations. As you explore deeper into Wraeclast, the pool of available variations increases to challenge you in new ways.

The Master Assassin, Vorici, may task you with aiding him in an assassination against one of a number of well-guarded targets, leaving no survivors. The guards may have powerful mods, or be protected by traps or Rogue Exiles. Or he may want to simply send a message by grievously harming his mark, or incapacitating and robbing him, or leaving a witness to the bloodshed. Perhaps you’ll have to free and rescue a helpless hostage.

All of the Missions and their variations can occur anywhere in the game, including within end-game Maps.

Customise Your Hideout

In their extensive travels throughout Wraeclast, the seven Masters have discovered ideal locations for an Exile to use as their own secret Hideout.

Once you’ve earned a Master’s trust, you may be taken to a Hideout, where you can create your own personalised town. Masters residing in your Hideout offer you daily Missions and train you in advanced crafting options.

Use your Hideout as a quiet place to craft after battle, or expand it and use it as a personalised Guild Hall with hundreds of decorations.

Upgrade Your Crafting Benches

Each master specialises in crafting different types of items. As you gain reputation with your chosen Masters, they train you in their various specialisations. At a Crafting Bench in your Hideout, you can manipulate items in new ways, such as modifying their sockets or crafting special mods.

As you level up your Masters, you gain access to more crafting options and special abilities such as being able to modify the sockets of corrupted items.

New Items and Mods

Not only can the Masters help you craft new mods onto your items, but they also function as vendors that sell you items ranging from Skill Gems to Unique items.

Mods added by Crafting Benches appear in a brighter blue on items (pictured to the right) so that it’s clear which mod will be replaced if you craft another mod onto the item.

At higher levels, each Master also sells Magic items with a specific, new, build-defining mod. These can be used as-is or crafted further with either the new Hideout Crafting Benches or the traditional Orb system to create powerful items based around these mods.

The expansion also includes 16 new Unique Items, some of which are exclusive and may only be found in one or the other of the new Challenge Leagues.

New Support and Skill Gems

Tornado Shot fires a piercing arrow that fires arrows in all directions upon impact.

Herald of Ice and Herald of Ash are self-buff skills that reserve some of your mana pool to add elemental bonuses to your attacks.

We’ve also overhauled many of Path of Exile’s Curses and added some new ones such as Poacher’s Mark.

The new Support Gem, Generosity, increases the effect of your auras on party members but prevents them affecting you.

New Challenge Leagues

With the release of Forsaken Masters, we’re starting a pair of new Challenge Leagues – Rampage and Beyond. These leagues are self-contained economies and provide an opportunity for players to demonstrate their mastery of Path of Exile.

The new leagues contain eight difficult challenges. Players who complete five of these challenges will be rewarded with an exclusive microtransaction effect. Completing all eight challenges rewards you with another, different, exclusive microtransaction effect. The first 50 players to complete all of the challenges will receive a Rampage/Beyond t-shirt.

These challenge leagues last for three months. We’ll be starting a second set of challenge leagues in December.

Rampage Challenge League

Rampage is the upcoming standard Challenge League. Details of the Rampage League have been unveiled on MMORPG.com!

Beyond Challenge League

Beyond is the upcoming hardcore Challenge League. Full details of the Beyond League will be unveiled in the news update on August 15!

Updated Passive Skill Tree

We’ve redesigned large portions of the Passive Skill Tree – mostly focusing on the Witch, Shadow and outer Ranger areas.

We’ve also made extensive balance improvements to the core game that are supported by these changes.

All players will receive an optional one-off passive tree reset so that they can adjust their characters to these changes.

Revamped Existing Content

During the development of Forsaken Masters, we’ve revamped many of the existing boss fights in Path of Exile. Encounters with Merveil, Brutus, Captain Fairgraves and other bosses have been made more intense and surprising.

We’ve also added more lore for you to discover as you explore Wraeclast. Snippets of Wraeclast’s history can be unveiled as you discover lore scattered around the existing acts.

Coming on August 20!

Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters will be released at 3pm on August 20 (US Pacific Time). This is midnight in the CEST timezone and 10am on August 21 in New Zealand.

This article is not the full patch notes for Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters. We’ll be releasing those patch notes a day or two before the expansion is released. There are dozens of other changes included such as a new Quest Tracker, Tutorials and PvP Spectator Mode.

We’re so proud of this expansion and can’t wait to share it with you. There are so many interesting mission variations to explore and powerful new possibilities with crafting. Half of our development team is addicted to building custom Hideouts! Over the next three weeks we’ll be updating this article with reveals of unannounced Masters and other content. Enjoy!

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SYNEK is a draft system that serves any beer, fresh from the tap, anywhere you want it.

 I recently met the folks from Synek, and saw their interesting new beer system that is like a Keurig device for beer.

I am a lover of new and interesting things as well as an aspie tech blogger and I am intrigued by it.

The company, Synek, was recently funded via a Kickstarter Program see–> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1620669801/synek-any-beer-ever-made-fresh-on-your-counter

Here is an overview video as well from the folks at Synek:

 

 

 

 

 

Time Magazine: “…a beer lover’s fantasy.”

Fast Company“…the game-changing part is the flexible packaging.”

ABC“…for anyone who has dreamed of one day [enjoying] a personal pint of beer anywhere imaginable…”

Mashable“…like a Keurig, but for beer”

Engadget: ” …puts your kegerator out to pasture.”

Esquire“What are you waiting for?”

PC Magazine“Calling all beer snobs”

Fox News[Live Video Interview]

Aftonbladet (Swedish Media): “Capsule coffee has received his heir. Now the beer in bag.”

Digital Trends“…solves a number of different problems. First and foremost, it cuts down the price you pay for beer.”

The Daily Dot“…pours you the perfect beer every time.”

Hot Hardware“…it’s incredibly easy to fill…”

Elite Daily“..who wouldn’t want a cold glass of brew at the push of a button right in your own kitchen?”

Total Frat Move: “It’s about damn time…I’m going to buy five of them, because why the $%#@ not?”

Also appearing inEaterThe DrainageUncrateOh GizmoPittsburgh Post GazetteArtful PintNewSchoolBeerBusiness JournalHomebrew FindsBeer on my Shirt, and many more..

It is definitely worth checking out once they launch in 2015.

I know that I would love to give the device a run through.

My recent review of the Powerock’s Magic Cube

I recently had the opportunity to test and review the Powerocks Magic Cube. They are available in 4 colors and 3 capacities. In this day and age of carrying many devices and not always being near a power source, these devices are great to have available. The one I am testing has worked very well. Please check out other reviews from the aspie tech guy, http://technewszone.com

Magic cube

Capacitance:5200mah / 7800mah / 10400mah
Input:5V / 2.1A (max)
Output:Micro USB:5V/1A、USB:5V/1A
Color:dreaming pink, flowery blue, classic black and faddish silver!
Dimension:52.4 * 24 * 86.5mm / 71.6 * 24 * 86.5mm / 90.8 * 24 * 86.5mm
Net weight:150g / 220g / 290g
Certification:MFI、CE、FCC、ROSH
Standard Configuration:One black Micro to 30 pin apple connector、Storage Bag
Applicable products:compatible for most USB charging mobile phones, all digital products and apple products.

Products description:
1.Classic built in USB input and output design makes you free from taking USB cables trouble.
2.Duel outputs, one Micro USB cable output and one USB port output, can charge two devices simultaneously.
3.Standard package includes one Micro to apple 30 pin connector, which could work with all apple products, most USB charging mobiles and electronic devices.
4.High capacity and it takes only 2 hours to fully charge iPhone5.
5.Intelligent charging and discharging protection design and intelligent low self-consuming in dormant status design. It can save the power more than half year without using.
6.4 LED power indicator blinks when charging. Knowing the remaining power by pressing at any time.
7.Green energy product, self-consuming lower than 50uA, recyclable.

Package:Apple authorized professional MFI package ( packages has MFI logo )

I was impressed with the design and ease of use of the Magic Cube. It was able to charge 3 of my devices, 2 smart phones and an Ipad Mini with an adapter that I bought at the electronics store.
The one I tested was the blue colored one, which I found to be a excellent product that was very impressive in its’ simple design and high level of utility as far as its capability to recharge ones electronic devices.
I recommend the Power Rock Magic Cube to anyone who needs to recharge devices on the go.
Here is a brief YouTube video that I did in regards to the device that I had the opportunity to test and evaluate.

For more information on the Power Rock’s Magic Cube and their interesting products go to–>
Your Editor,
David J. Berkowitz

A video overview of the Phazzer Scorpion at The Las Vegas Sportsman’s Expo 3-3-13.

While at the Las Vegas Sportsman’s expo, I had the opportunity to meet John Smith with Phazzer. They are:

PhaZZer® Electronics, Inc. manufactures and distributes Conductive Energy Weapons (CEWs), High Voltage Multi-Function Drive Stun Devices, and Mini-DVR Recording Devices. PhaZZer Conductive Energy Weapons (CEWs) are an industry standard in Global Government Law Enforcement Agencies, Military Divisions, and Operator End Users.

PhaZZer® Enforcer and Dragon CEWs are similar in effectiveness to the Taser X26®, Taser M26®, and Taser M18®, Electronic Control Devices (ECDs). PhaZZer® Ammunition is compatible with all Taser X26®, Taser M26® & Taser M18® ECDs. PhaZZer offers six variations of ammunition cartridges including: Dart Pro 15 foot; Dart Pro 21 foot; PepperBall® 30 foot; Rubber Bullet 30 foot; Paint Ball Mark 30 foot; Multi-Target Pepper Powder 8 foot and Training Cartridge 21 foot.

PhaZZer CEWs use replaceable cartridges containing compressed nitrogen to deploy two small dart probes attached to insulated conductive wires that extend from 15 feet for civilians (4.5 meter) and up to 21 feet (6.4 meter) for LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY. High voltage carries low amperage through the wires into the dart probes. The pulsed electro shock can penetrate up to two cumulative inches of clothing, giving you a safe, convenient, and effective self-defense weapon you can carry with confidence as a less lethal option. The charge transmits between the two probes into the body, interrupting sensory and motor functions to inhibit muscular control. This Neural Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) effect continues in 5 second cycles. Each time you pull the trigger, the cycle begins again, ultimately shutting down after the third trigger application. This new safety feature complies with numerous medical studies from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine advising physicians to consider additional treatment for individuals experiencing a CEW application of 15 seconds or more.

PhaZZer established a CEW Training Facility in Fort Myers, Florida, with the goal of ensuring our end user operators are thoroughly trained according to standard suggested usage. The Operator’s Training Program has been developed in order to instruct the user on proper CEW deployment. Our program features CEW characteristics, capabilities, operational safety principles and procedures. We also provide an Operator’s Training and Certification Manual that covers important information such as health effects, precautions, and equipment maintenance.

Phazzer Brand products are not only on the cutting edge, but are also made of only the highest quality components. Not only have we built in (mA) milli amperes into all our stun products for superior takedown capability, but also top quality Grade A Batteries for better performance. Our handheld stun guns all share an upgraded Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery which provides a substantial advantage over our competitors still using the Nickel Cadmium systems. Our Dragon air stun gun is fitted with a Grade A, Lithium Ion Battery which is the best money can buy. Our Phazzer Dragon out lasts even our toughest competitors.

Each product comes with the ability to be re-charged in the comfort of your own home. We also utilize “circuit disconnect ripcord technology” in most of our products as a STANDARD safety feature. This feature allows added peace of mind knowing that if your Phazzer product is ever taken from you in the event of an attack by an assailant, the unit is deactivated and rendered useless. These are just a few of the reasons Phazzer is the name being sought after by more people each day. Because we know our products are developed with the highest quality components we offer a full one year warranty. If any of our products fail to fulfill your expectations we will replace it with a brand new unit no questions asked.

Phazzer Electronics, Inc

sales@phazzer.com
4089 S. 84th St. #179
Omaha, NE US

 

 

I did a youtube video of the Phazzer Scorpion, a very nice, easy to use personal protection product that they make.–>

For more information on Phazzer and their products go to:–>

http://www.phazzerstore.com

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President William(Bill) Jefferson Clinton Speaks In Las Vegas 10.9.12 to Help President Obama’s Election!!

 

Yesterday, for the first time in my life, as well as the lives of my children, we saw a president and hear him talk at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve on 10.9.2012

Please get out to vote!!

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