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A technology journalist, author and broadcast personality. His specialties lie in computers, the Web, video games, digital music and consumer electronics.
Host Image Amber MacArthur
An experienced Web content and usability strategist, Amber is also a tech journalist who specializes in Internet, software, and gadget trends and tips.
Host Image Andy Walker
Gadget expert Andy Walker is one of North America's leading technology journalists. His work has been published around the world and into several languages and he has been read by millions of technology enthusiasts.
Host Image Pay Chen
Watch for well-known TV personality Pay Chen as she takes tech to the streets in her energetic lifestyle segments featuring the coolest in geek culture and extreme tech trends.
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Show Notes: #23
Sunday, February 19, 2006
 

The secrets behind your energy consumption habits, charge your devices without having to find a power outlet, wbsite that reach a broader audience and create a sense of community, and portable power.
 

On this episode, Do you know which appliance sucks up more energy - your kettle or your lamp?, charge your devices without having to find a power outlet, website with something interesting alongside the educational material, and portable power products that will keep you going and going and going.....
 

HIGHLIGHTS

Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak
Do you know which appliance sucks up more energy - your kettle or your lamp? Well Amber stumbled upon a new product at NextFest that will stop you from guessing and actually show you the secrets behind your energy consumption habits.

To find out more about this product, check out:
Interactive Institute Power-Aware Cord


Up Close

Up Close
Many of us travel around with a pile of gadgets. It's hard to leave home without your cell phone, iPod, PDA, or digital camera! But keeping all of them recharged can be a pain. Introducing the Voltaic backpack - it's designed to charge your devices without having to find a power outlet. How can it be? Let me shed some light on this cool travel companion....

In the end, here's what we think:

Pros
- Solar power works
- Comfortable backpack
- Works at night too

Cons
- Takes a few hours to recharge gadgets
- Could have included more connectors
- Doesn't recharge laptops

To find out more about this product, check out:
Voltaic Backpack


Out There

Out There
It's not easy to get teens to check out a Website to learn about the history of where they live. But if you put something interesting alongside the educational material, they just might find themselves entertained and a little wiser. Pay tags along with the creators of a site where music videos made with local artists are put online to reach a broader audience and create a sense of community.

To find out more about this product, check out:
Jane-Finch.com


Hands On

Hands On
There's nothing worse than your battery dying during an important call, or watching your power level slowly drain away while on a long flight across the country. Fortunately, Amber's going to show us some portable power products that will keep you going and going and going.....

To find out more about this product from this segment, check out:
Socket Mobile Power Pack
Compact Power Systems iRecharge
Compact Power Systems Cellboost
Electrovaya Power Pad 300
ICP Solar iSun


Staff Picks Staff Picks
Maurice's audio download choice:
Steven Page: Vanity Project
http://www.vanity-project.com/

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