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CES 2012 - iOnRoad - Safety While You Drive

posted Wednesday Jan 11, 2012 by Scott Ertz

CES 2012 - iOnRoad - Safety While You Drive

I had the opportunity to speak with the guys from iOnRoad about their Android app and boy was I impressed. They have harnessed the power of a phone's camera, gyroscope and accelerometer to create a product that helps you drive better. All you have to do is put the phone in your windshield, like many people do already for their navigation apps, and it will begin watching the road to make sure you are staying in your lane, not speeding and giving yourself enough distance between you and the car in front of you.

The first concern I had was quickly alleviated: iOnRoad can run in the background while you listen to music, have text messages read to you or even continue to use your navigator. When you inevitably get too close to another car, it will alert you and tell you the car in front of you is getting too close or that you no longer have enough stopping time if they were to stop suddenly. It also lets you know if the lane lines have shifted in its viewport, meaning you may be riding the line. This product is perfect for us being in Las Vegas where people don't quite drive the way you would expect, nor are there any rules about driving in a single lane at a time.

While it was refreshing to see an application like this one start on a platform other than iOS, there is no way a company can ignore the size of the iSheeple flock, so the company is currently beta testing an iOS version of the application as well. The application, both on Android and iOS, works really well and truly is an innovative idea, so it is no wonder they won a CES 2012 Innovation Award.

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Digital Mobile TV

posted Saturday Feb 4, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Digital Mobile TV

Siano's Digital Mobile TV Device

Siano is a digital mobile television company that makes a product that allows a user to broadcast television programs on their phones or other mobile devices. Siano's device is small enough to fit in your pocket and plugs directly into an iPad or into a mobile device. Some of the channels on the Siano menu are free and some require a user to pay for them. The product is popular world-wide and is gathering steam in the United States.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.

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Ion iCade Jr - CES [Back Channel]

posted Saturday Feb 4, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Ion iCade Jr - CES [Back Channel]

Another product we saw on the Back Channel was the Ion iCade Jr. The little brother to the iCade, you slip in your iPhone and play games using the Bluetooth joystick. There are additional buttons on the back, so you can hold the iCade Jr.

The iCade jr will be out soon.

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Ion Guitar Apprentice - CES [Back Channel]

posted Saturday Feb 4, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Ion Guitar Apprentice - CES [Back Channel]

Part of the Back Channel, we saw the Ion Guitar apprentice - the world's first teaching device. It works with any guitar app, but they will have a guitar app for the device. We also saw the Piano Apprentice - Plug your iPad into the keyboard. With the app, you can learn how to play piano Price: $99

Also out, is the Drum Master, and Drum Apprentice. $99 for the apprentice, $149 for the Master.

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Pioneer Car Electronics: It's ALL About Connectivity [Live]

posted Saturday Feb 4, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Pioneer Car Electronics: It's ALL About Connectivity [Live]

App Radio Now iOS and Android

With over 20 years of CES experience, Pioneer's Harry Krol's enthusiasm for the show and Pioneer products has been undiminished. For 2012, Pioneer Car Electronics is emphasizing connectivity through technologies like Bluetooth, HD Radio, in dash navigation systems, and connectivity to iPhone or iPod. Selected applications are available on a new in-dash unit on "App Radio" - a much bigger multitouch-capable monitor that replicates an interface that is almost identical to how you interact on your phone. It includes "Find a Parking Spot" apps, and access to your entire media library that is already on your smartphone. App Radio 2, introduced at CES 2012, adds full Android support.

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Savvy: Cure for the Shopping Hangover

posted Saturday Feb 4, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Savvy: Cure for the Shopping Hangover

Simple. Effective.

You take a picture of your receipt, if that item goes on sale you get an alert - so you can claim the better price with the retailer.

In 2010, over $20 Billion in price adjustments were left unclaimed - and retailers everywhere thank you for your inattention. Savvy (an app for iPhone or Android) gives you a way to recover money on your purchases, by letting you know that a price change has occurred and allowing you to claim that better price. Over 200 retailers are in the program.

Interview by Courtney Wallin of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.

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