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Weekend of April 4th, 2014 – Hour 1

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Tech News & Commentary

John in Columbia, Missouri listening via TuneIn and calling in via the App calling in from the app asks us: “I’m a teacher at a STEM school and I need a camera with a really high frame rate. The kids do experiments and they need to be able to look at it frame by frame. I probably need one that does 7,000 – 10,000 frames per second. But any one that does more than 3,000 is better than I have. Do you know of anything that’s not too expensive?”

 

John, We discovered that there are wide variety of camera ranging from 60 frames per second to 2 million frames per second. Now when looking for a camera with higher frames per second, you need to consider a much higher price tag, which may not be in your price range. intotomorrow_logoThose cameras will cost you about $10,000 to $20,000, or more!

If money isn’t an issue, we would suggest you consider checking out the Olympus i-Speed TR, Photron has the FASTCAM SA-X2 (Model 480k), and Motion Capture Technologies  MC-2 model, these companies have more industrial cameras for high speed capturing.

Now for those consumers looking for good high speed cameras that are slightly easier on your wallet, we would recommend checking out Sony FDR-AX100/B, Arri ALEXA XT, and the Canon Digital SLR Camera EOS- 1DX. These cameras could run you between $3,500 to $7,500 dollars.

For more information tune in to Hour 1 of our podcast.

Consumer Reports Feature With James McQueen

If you’re a big fan of the Microsoft Xbox One or Sony Playstation 4 or Nintendo Wii U, you might be wondering what the best TV is for playing games. Consumer Reports has some advice. Their Electronics spokesman James McQueen is here with the details.

The “Into Tomorrow” team discussed the latest apps that they have been playing with recently.

• Listener Dean in Camas, Washington recommends:Shush! and MightyText, FREE

 

      “Shush! turns your ringer off while playing movies, and MightyText allows you to text other Android users for free”

 

What are your favorite Apps? Let us know at 800-899-INTO and we’ll feature them in this segment!

Tune in to Hour 1 of our podcast for more details

Guest Segment:

Jason Glassberg, Co-Founder – Casaba
cybersecurity design, development and testing experience from people who understand your business strategy.

Lester in Purvis, Mississippi listening on SuperTalk asked us: “I’ve been using Real Player for a long time and have had pretty good satisfaction with it, and I was wondering now what is the best free Real Player type download that we can use?”

 

Lester, A great alternative to Real Player that you can use is VLC media player. It can play almost any type of format and is also free.

It doesn’t require any codec compared to other media players. GOM media player is another great free media player, and supports all major formats. GOM media player gives you the option to skin your player.

 

For more information tune in to Hour 1 of our podcast.

 

Major Bess Tyner of the SC National Guard listening via the Internet calling in asked us: “My husband has a Mac that is running 10.7 i think. He bought it used because it had some software on it he wanted. Our son was messing with this, and when a message popped up asking to update the software. He clicked yes, but we don’t have the first owners password!! When the machine was turned on again, there was basically nothing. As the software was gone!!!!!! I heard my husband giving our son the “what were you thinking” along other things in Afghanistan! He has the little usb drive with the system in which we did on ebay. Is there any way to get this fixed? The software lost would cost 1500 to 2000. If you can help i will offer you all some huge hugs and eternal thanks.”

 

Major, This is a tough one… there’s no reason for the software to go away, unless the software company that made it thought it was pirated and removed it or disabled it during the update. If you don’t have the password and it’s asking for it, there’s a decent chance that the old version of the software was removed to make room for the new version, and the installer is actually asking for the product key to go forward with the new installation.

Whatever the case, if it’s gone, getting it back won’t be easy, do you have a backup from before your son tried to update your computer? If you do, you may be able to roll things back to the way they were before then. Mac OS X allows you to reinstall the OS and restore from a Time Machine backup, so if you can do that your missing software may come back.

What’s on your USB drive that you got with the computer? If it’s just a recovery drive for the OS, then it may only be useful to you if you need to leave the computer in the state it was in when it shipped from the factory: brand new OS and nothing else on it, but it likely won’t bring back the expensive program that disappeared.

If it’s a backup from the time the old owner sold the computer, that’s a different story, it may bring back the program and leave everything in the state the computer was in when you bought it.

For more information tune in to Hour 1 of our podcast on the right.

“Wireless Update” Weekly Feature with Michelle Sutton

After such a harsh winter, spring sports fans are going to be hustling out to the courts, courses and more. Verizon’s Michelle Sutton has some tech tips to the rescue.

Cliff in Chattanooga, Tennessee listens via the App calling in asked us: “What contacts program/app do you recommend that works with most emails, outlook and social media. Thanks for the advice. Right now I’m using “Contacts+” it seems to work well except I don’t see how to get it on my laptop as well.”

 

Cliff, This is actually a pretty tough question, there aren’t many products that meet your requirements.

The best mix we have been able to find would be to continue using Contacts+ on your phone, and to use Apowersoft’s Android Manager on your computer.

Android Manager, allows you to sync contacts with Outlook and manage your phone’s contacts from your computer.

Between both of those, you should be able to get what you want, but unfortunately, unless you can do it through an email provider (and all of the major free ones will let you sync contacts), you won’t find a much easier way to keep everything synced.

For more information tune in to Hour 1 of our podcast on the right.

This Week’s Prizes for Our Listeners

Intuit: Activation codes for TurboTax Premier –   File your taxes easily (This version includes investments and Rental property)

PhoneHalo: StickR TrackR — find any object you attach it to with your smartphone

Noizy: Kameleon Series Bluetooth earbuds

PURE: Jongo Wireless Adapters — Allows you to stream all your music wirelessly to your home audio system.

“Into Tomorrow”: Microfiber Screen Cleaning Cloths with Dave’s cartoon on them, for all your smartphones, tablets, TVs, camera lenses and computer screens!

 

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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