What’s on Cali’s Desk?

Cali Lewis on GeekBeat Episode 1007

http://youtu.be/5GRKLGuFETY I posted a picture of me with my new Scottevest Suzie Qzip shirt (which I love). When people saw the photos, they all wanted to know about my desk and the stuff I have on it, so here we go… Geek Beat Edition Updesk My desk is a Geek Beat Edition UpDesk. We worked […]

Projector Maker Optoma Buys Speaker Company NuForce


Two high-end A/V makers are coming together. Projector company Optoma has purchased speaker company NuForce. The pair will be a one-stop shop for your A/V needs. New NuForce speakers and amplifiers will be designed to operate with Optoma products. The combined company will will show off its latest products at CES 2015. Optoma Unites Great […]

Trapster to Close Down


Trapster users, I have some bad news, at the end of the year the service is shutting down. The company looked at its investment situation and decided it couldn’t continue. For those unfamiliar with the service, Trapster is a mapping platform with crowdsourced data for accidents, red lights, construction, and its speciality, police speed traps. […]

HP to Split Between Enterprise and Consumer Divisions


Apparently two HPs are better than one, at least according to the company’s board. The company has announced plans to split HP into two separate publicly traded units: HP, Inc and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. Let’s take a look at the two new companies and what it means for both the landscape and consumers. The first of […]

3D Robotics Adds Smartwatch Functionality, Richard Branson


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXS-7ntYMe4&feature=youtu.be Last week we saw 3D Robotics announce their awesome Iris+ drone. It didn’t take them long to want to make it even better. The company is looking at integrating the drone with smartwatches. The smartwatch app would allow users to switch modes and activate their Follow Me technology. The company has also announced that […]

Narrative Gets $8 Million in New Funding


Narrative has gotten a significant capital boost, getting another $8 million in funding. The principal investor in this is Khosla Ventures. This will be used to expand Narrative’s sales and retail arms. You might remember this company from their appearance on our #CESlive coverage back in January. It’s a wearable camera that allows users to […]

ANA and Lufthansa Launch Joint Cargo Routes


Our friends at ANA are teaming up with German carrier Lufthansa for some joint cargo routes after approval by regulators in both Europe and Japan. Under the contract, the airlines would jointly handle logistics and business operations on cargo flights between Japan and Europe. This follows similar joint routes in passenger service between the two […]