Michael Hainsworth

CES

How to cover #CES2019 in 2019

There was a time, in the not-too-distant past, that broadcasting live from the floor of the Last Vegas Convention Center required at least $10K in gear, a $250K microwave satellite truck, and a staff of three. The World’s Most Popular Podcast™ is doing it for about $2,000 with just me. Here’s how. The 3 axis gimbal steadycam is Smooth 4 by Zhiyuntech. I had a DJIGlobal Osmo Mobile but it was a buggy disaster of a device and I won’t ever buy a DJI product again. The Smooth 4...

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The Ultimate Geek Guide to Travel Tech 2018

The World’s Most Popular Podcast™ has the gadget guide for anyone looking to make their escape this holiday season. And a quick getaway to somewhere warm doesn’t mean you have to give your tech the cold shoulder. Here’s the Ultimate Geek Guide to Travel Tech 2018: Nintendo Switch The most sought-after video game console of 2018 is clearly the Nintendo Switch. And what’s neat about it is it works both as a home console and one while on-the-go. Dad wants to watch the game on the big screen...

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Ford’s latest innovation at #CES2018: cars that talk to cities

Ford wants to be your delivery guy.   Forget couriers and stressed-out drivers making a few bucks an hour, worried about getting mugged or arriving on time. Ford and Postmates are working together to create the first fleet of self-driving vehicles that will double as a delivery service. Plenty of details still have to be worked out, but it’s an exciting and forward-thinking partnership. Word at CES is that the tests will begin in March and random customers will be selected as trial runs...

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Foldimate wants to help with laundry — but not fitted sheets

Hate folding laundry? There’s a robot for that! For as long as homes and families have existed, so has laundry – and the complaints about folding it. Meet the Foldimate, a small cabinet that promises to eliminate one of the most dreaded and un-fun household chores. Based in Oak Park, California, Folidmate wants to give people back some of their precious time. The Foldimate works by clipping clothes or towels — but not fitted sheets, unmentionables or baby clothes— onto a conveyor belt...