Feb 15

Arlo Smart Home VMS3230 Wireless Camera System
Arlo Smart Home VMS3230 Wireless Camera System

Every so often, a smart camera will come onto the home security market with a promise of cloud connectivity, continuous operations and free apps to control everything. There has only been one real option from Nest as the Dropcam Pro, but it required a wired power adapter, so that is not 100% wireless. That is why I was excited to learn of the Arlo Smart Home wireless security camera system from Netgear, while at CES. Continue reading Arlo Smart Home Security System Keeps An Eye On Your Home Day & Night

Jan 28

Sony Xperia Z3v Verizon Smartphone
Sony Z3v Xperia Smartphone for Verizon

January is a very busy time for major conventions and events like the Consumer Electronics Show and North American International Auto Show. I needed a device that could keep up with me through a week plus of near constant use. The Sony Xperia Z3v from Verizon ended up becoming my go to device.

Sony Xperia Z3v Smartphone PS4 Gaming
Sony Z3v Xperia Smartphone PlayStation 4 Game Streaming

Continue reading Sony's Z3v Smartphone Helped Me To Cover CES & NAIAS 2015

Jan 15

Behind The Blue Oval Ford NAIAS 2015
Behind The Blue Oval - Ford Motor Company - North American International Auto Show 2015

Getting the email to cover the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, NAIAS, is one of the most exciting things to have happened to me in 2014. It is the largest automobile event to happen all year. It is so big that it takes over the Joe Louis Arena, where the Red Wings play and the Cobo Center, the multiple level convention space located next door.

Angie Kozleski Introduces The Ford NAIAS 2015 Event
Angie Kozleski Introduces The Ford NAIAS 2015 Event

Continue reading Ford Intros Their Next Big Things At NAIAS 2015 In Detroit

Jan 11

International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 Las Vegas
International Consumer Electronics Show 2015

The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year was the biggest one yet. CEA mentioned in an email that there were more than 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space and 3,600+ exhibitors. The amount of startups at CES this year was record breaking as well. 170,000 plus industry pros were in attendance with 45,000 of them from outside of the USA. ShowStoppers at the Wynn Las Vegas had many of the coolest startups and products that are due out this and next year. The Sands Convention Center hosted a nice set of exhibitors that reinvigorated my excitement for the show overall. Then there was the growing number of major car brands showcasing their version of the connected car. Everything combined to be one of my favorite shows in recent memory.
Continue reading CES 2015 Recap With The Connected Car, Consumer Electronics & IoT

Dec 20

Super Saturday holiday shopping is upon us. Look no further than this holiday gift guide for a few great ideas. There is still time to shop before the end of 2014, so let us get to it.

Sony Xperia Z3v Verizon Smartphone
Sony Xperia Z3v Smartphone PS4 Gaming

Android Smartphone: Sony Z3v from Verizon $99 with 2 year contract- Smartphone upgrades are usually the number one thing people are looking for during the holidays. Sony’s Z3v is waterproof and shoots 4k video with its excellent 20MP+ camera. You can feel the build quality on this Android smartphone right away. Take high quality photos and videos during holiday travels. Sony has been known to supply their camera technology to other brands because they produce great images. Coupled with Qi wireless charging technology, it helps to keep the phone watertight. Blaze videos up to YouTube with Verizon’s 4G XLTE next gen service. If that was not enough, the Z3v supports RemotePlay via home WiFi or use the smartphone for a second-screen gaming experience.

Sony’s Z3 Product Lineup
Continue reading Super Saturday Last Minute 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 12

Ford Mustang 2016 Welcome
Welcome - Ford Mustang - Ford Motor Company

The Ford Motor Company of 2014 has gone through many positive changes over the last year. Sales continue to rise in all regions, The One Ford initiative is unfolding worldwide, its SYNC 3 technology was unveiled and it joined with TechStars Detroit to incubator promising startups.

Ford Motor Company 2014 Recap and What’s Coming in 2015. Mark Fields, Ford’s CEO and Bill Ford talk about One Ford.

Continue reading Ford Trends & North American International Auto Show 2015 Preview

Dec 09

Grand Canyon Sunset Picnic Helicopter Flight With Bill Chris

Flying in airplanes has been the most exciting experience ever since I can remember. The moment of liftoff, seeing the city below and knowing that in a few hours, I would be at a totally new place for adventures. Sundance Helicopters provided me with an even more intimate and personal experience in Las Vegas, to the Grand Canyon, than an airplane ever has. Continue reading Grand Canyon Sunset Picnic Trip Of A Lifetime With Sundance Helicopters

Nov 13

Verizon Wireless North Las Vegas Smart Store
Verizon Wireless Smart Store in North Las Vegas

Verizon Wireless opened their newest Smart Store in Las Vegas, today. What is a Smart Store? I found that out after visiting their Destination Store at the Mall of America. I was intrigued to see what this store had to offer yesterday during a pre-opening tour. What I found was a combination of helpful people and cool tech in multiple zones.

I have been a part of the Verizon Wireless Buzz Group for more than a year. In that time, I have seen first hand what the carrier is doing to stay ahead of retail trends and service with the rollout of XLTE. Continue reading Verizon Wireless Smart Store Opening North Las Vegas VZWBuzz 11-13-14

Oct 27

BackBeat FIT Plantronics Wireless Bluetooth Headset
BackBeat FIT Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones have recently made a nice leap forward in battery life and wearability. That is what the BackBeat FIT, a pair of Bluetooth enabled headphones, from Plantronics had in abundance. They are likely the best I have used to date for many reasons.

The headphones are manufactured from a brightly colored rubberized material that comes in green and blue with black streaks. That material helped them to stay in my ears and remain dry during daily activities. A single strand of the materiel connects both sides of the headphones and wraps around behind the head.

BackBeat FIT Headphones Unboxing

Continue reading Wireless Plantronics Headphones Helps Me To Stream Tunes All Day

Sep 19

Apple iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus CNET
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Photo from CNET

Today, Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, to its initial wave of countries. The USA is lucky enough to be in that list. People have been lining up at Apple Stores around the world, including Australia, for weeks.

I was lucky enough to go hands-on with both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus to check out their design, usability and iOS 8.

iPhone 6 with iOS 8 Hands-On by Chris Rauschnot @24k

iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8 Hands-On by Chris Rauschnot @24k

Continue reading iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.1 USA Release From Apple