Episode 347 - FIRST Robotics Competition, Orlando Regional
Hosted by Scott Ertz and Nicholas DiMeo, F5 Live is a livecast covering the worlds of gadgets, gaming, Internet and media.
Show airs Friday Mar 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM Eastern
This week, GameFly gets a beta, Newsweek forces mass Internet hysteria and Marvel brings audio to comics.
This week, Japan, Europe and Barcelona!
Episode 42 - Mobile World Congress 2014
Avram Piltch talks us through some of the innovations he and his team discovered at this year's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain. Drawing from the Best of Mobile World Congress lists from both [url=http://blog.laptopmag.com/best-mwc-2014-awards]LAPTOP Magazine[/url] and sister site [url=http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-of-mwc-2014,news-18381.html]Tom's Guide[/url], he discussed the second-generation YotaPhone, the Samsung Gear and Samsung Gear Fit, the Rambus lensless camera and more.
This week, Netflix tries to fix its lag, Facebook overpays to stay competitive and game devs place bounties on hackers.
Episode 41 - Ethics in Wearable Technology
Avram Piltch discusses the ethical dilemmas created by wearable technology, such as Google Glass. Having [url=http://blog.laptopmag.com/wearable-tech-ethics]spoken with domain experts[/url], such as human cyborg and University of Toronto Professor [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Mann]Steve Mann[/url], Former New York Times Ethicist [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Cohen]Randy Cohen[/url] and About.com Etiquette Expert [url=http://etiquette.about.com/bio/Debby-Mayne-110488.htm]Debby Mayne[/url], Avram brings us a unique view of the dilemmas created by this new technology and how some have begun to deal with them.
This week, Microsoft's valentine might not be the PC, the wireless kill switch could be engaged by Congress and Comcast could become the king of all video things.
Avram Piltch gives us a hands-on with Lenovo's new version of the [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B6TMIRC/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00B6TMIRC&linkCode=as2&tag=pl023-20]X1 Carbon[/url] and gives his, as well as [url=http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-2014.aspx]LAPTOP Magazine[/url]'s impressions of the device. Included is a discussion about the laptop's keyboard, screen and trackpad, plus battery life and, of course, whether or not it is worth the money.
This week, Amazon is seeing double with gaming, Twitter sees red but pretends it's gold and Scott sees that the dark side isn't so great after all.
Episode 39 - 80s Gadgets Today
Avram Piltch, inspired by a review of the capabilities of a modern smartphone compared to an entire RadioShack newspaper ad from the 80s, discusses how to duplicate some of our favorite 80s gadgets today. From the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viewmaster]View-Master[/url] to the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_2600]Atari 2600[/url] - even a full [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS-DOS]MS-DOS PC[/url] - everything is possible on a modern smartphone.
This week, King rules over candy, Gmail has a secret, empty love for Hotmail and Verizon makes FiOS pretty with videos.
Seal Shield Protected Keyboards and Cases [Live]
Aimed at both the healthcare industry, as well as regular technology users, [url=http://www.sealshield.com/]Seal Shield[/url] has a collection of [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001JBVRCY/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001JBVRCY&linkCode=as2&tag=pl023-20]medical grade[/url] and [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002OFH1UQ/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002OFH1UQ&linkCode=as2&tag=pl023-20]washable[/url] keyboards. Everyone who has spent a lot of time in front of their computer knows just how gross they can get. With the ability to easily clean the keyboard, you can help prevent the spread of disease. In addition to these keyboards, we also get to see the new Life Proof Shield for the iPad. This line of products is designed to protect your phone or tablet from the things that life naturally throws at mobile technology. Our resident medical expert, Jamie Davis, has had lots of great things to say about these cases in the past. [ces2014sponsor] Live segment by [tpndonbaine] and [tpntoddcochrane].
Livio Discusses Their In-Vehicle Development Platform [Live]
Livio, a company that is a new property of Ford, stopped by to talk about their in-vehicle development platform. Their new platform is, despite their ownership, will be available in many major vehicle brands, including competitor GM, and allows developers to interact with the capabilities of the vehicle's entertainment system. If this new standard comes to pass, it will streamline the development process for companies looking to get their apps into cars across brands. As it stands now, it is similar to the mobile platforms, where, other than Windows and Windows Phone, you have to completely redevelop your app for each platform. [ces2014sponsor] Live segment by [tpndonbaine] and [tpntoddcochrane].
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