All posts by Chris Miller

SxSW 2014 – securing your Social Identity (video replay)

Chris Miller presented Social Identity: Public, Personal & Private at South by Southwest 2014. This session investigates how we expose our social identity, not content, and how to build personas to protect them.

In this recorded session I walk through the definition of social identity and how to split it into personas. I show where we have all made the worst mistakes along the way and how to get out of exposing our social identity.

With the amount of private identity data we share accidentally across the social sites and the amount of public data we use in our private site we open ourselves to security risks. With no tangible benefit in the sharing. Explore this topic with me in the session below.

See the video for the entire recorded presentation.

AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic headphones review – CES 2014

From AcousticSheep comes SleepPhones, the “pajamas for your ears”. These are headphones designed as a sleek and soft headband to be worn at night and while you fall sleep.

I review the AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic model above, but they are available in a Bluetooth wireless model. The SleepPhones are made from a majority of recycled plastics to be environmental friendly and have flat speakers that slip easily in and out of the headband. This allows you to remove them for easy washing of the headband or replacing of the flat speakers.

The sound quality was good and the fit was very comfortable, even after hours of wearing it. Your forehead and ears can get warm wearing it for long times, but not from the speakers, just from the soft material they use. You can get  AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic in a few colors and styles as I mention in the video.

I toss them into my luggage for travel and even use them on international flights for more comfort. Check out their selection on Amazon right here http://idonot.es/sleepphone and see the video for more of my thoughts.

Their website even offers hours of downloadable sounds for relaxation, extension cables, splitters and one of their real stuffed sheep. Also a runner model

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Pioneer WeGo2 portable DJ Controller review – CES 2014

I was able to review with the Pioneer WeGo2 DJ Controller while at CES 2014. This compact four pound device contains all the controls you need to make that party portable.

I was impressed with the the functionality, connection options and flexibility of this Pioneer WeGo2 portable DJ device as we walked through the features.

The Pioneer WeGo2 comes in three colors (white, black and red) and has Lightening connector for the new iPad and iPhones. The Jog FX allows DJs to combine multiple effects and use them together.

Weighing in at 4 pounds the Pioneer WeGo2 is easily portable for every level of DJ skill. There is also free DJ software bundled called Virtual DJ LE to get you started.

Check out the Pioneer WeGo2 Portable DJ Controller and other Pioneer DJ gear on Amazon.

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Interview with Geonaute 360 Degree Camera – CES 2014

I had the opportunity to interview the Geonaute 360 Camera product manager, Justin Schneller, at CES 2014. We talk about the Geonaute capabilities including the three 8 megapixel cameras, their custom software and how they fit mounts from GoPro cameras.

The Geonaute 360 Camera compact design has a micro-Sd card slot, video resolution 2048×1024 at 25 fps. The camera can do 360 degree shots in video, photo, burst and timelapse, helmet mounts, tripod mounts and more are available. The entire size is 1.65″ by 2.83″ and is light enough for even helmet mounts.

The GEONAUTE is designed to be subjected to extreme conditions. It is robust and IPX7 rated, can be submerged in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Dongle included you can use the device, even in the most extreme conditions

The ability to interact with Geonaute 360 Camera videos on a tablet, using their software, gives you full 360 degree control using either your fingers or the gyroscope to move around the view. You can also flatten the video and upload to sites like YouTube. We got to play with the viewing software in the above video review. You can even zoom in and out, pan and flatten.  It was amazing and they have a great demo video on their website.

A unique ability to shoot the GEONAUTE 360 records a standard MP4 video format. The files are ready to be viewed directly after downloading using the free Geonaute Studio.There is no need to post-recording editing!

Pre order now at http://www.geonaute.com/ while they are offering discounted prices.

Make sure to subscribe on YouTube to keep up with all of the CES 2014 videos just like the Geonaute 360 Camera interview.