Katie Linendoll chats with Richard Clompus, VP of Communications & Consumer Interaction at PogoCam. The Company created the world’s smallest wearable camera, which attaches to chic eyewear. PogoCam will be hitting the market in 2017. Sam Roberts of Sirius XM also joins Katie to provide a holiday public service announcement. Katie also shares the cutting edge gadget of the week.
Shigeri Miyamoto is a video game legend - he is the creator and producer of Super Mario, Zelda, Pikmin and other Nintendo classics. In an exclusive interview with Katie Linendoll, Mr. Miyamoto speaks about his love for bluegrass music, the Nintendo characters he wishes had become more popular, and the brand new Super Mario run on iOS. Austin Creed (also known as WWE Superstar Xavier Woods), host of UpUpDownDown on Youtube, joins the podcast to discuss his top holiday gaming picks and his geeking out over Mr. Miyamoto.
Miguel Valenzuela doesn’t need to make his kids pancakes - he invented a robot to do that. The idea began as a Lego creation, which Miguel turned into a working prototype. He then landed himself half a million dollars on Kickstarter to follow his dream. After whipping up some printed pancakes of her own, Katie chats with Miguel about his amazing invention.
Haben Girma, who has been blind and deaf since birth, is a graduate of Harvard Law School, a White House Champion of Change, a Forbes 30 Under 30 (Law and Policy) and a TED speaker. Oh, and she also surfs, salsa dances, and travels the world.
Never heard of LeEco? Well, this rising brand plans to be just about everywhere starting, uh, now. The booming Chinese company has entered the U.S. market with hopes to be your go-to tech supplier from TVs to smartphones to commuter bikes and headphones. Their keystones are good quality at very low prices. Katie chats with Kenny Mathers, General Manger, Global Product Marketing, at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Silicon Valley.
Katie interviews the cast and crew of the iconic FX show Archer at New York Comic Con for Decider.com. They dish on insights into the upcoming season 8, share which celeb guests they hope are part of the season (even members of the cast don't know yet!) and.....LANA!!!! (Don't get it? You're missing out - tune in to Archer!)
As New York Comic Con's official correspondent (on behalf of Decider.com), Katie Linendoll interviews Mark Robben, Director of Marketing at Funko, the pop culture collectible manufacturer. They chat about the hottest Pop Vinyls, Funko's booming success, and how the Golden Girls action figure set became the event's hottest toy.
Katie chats with Nintendo's JC Rodrigo, a manger of product marketing for Nintendo, about the new NES Classic Edition (out Nov 11th) which includes 30 of the most iconic Nintendo games, from Mega Man to Donkey Kong to Excitebike.
Katie chats with Sam Roberts about Monday's debate which is expected to see sky high ratings upwards of 100 million+ viewers. They also recap funniez from the campaign season.
After traveling to Cupertino for the Apple launch and showcasing the devices on the TODAY Show, Katie shares her thoughts on the new iPhones, series two Apple Watch and Airpods. Katie also chats the Batcole Foundation and Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.
Princeton graduate and Olympic rower Sara Hendershot shares the ups and downs of living the four year Olympic cycle, the joys and pain of hardcore training and why an ambulance stopped her in Boston the other day.
Katie chats with Chris Pirillo, founder and CEO of LockerGnome, Inc., and a diehard Star Wars fan, about the new "Star Wars Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" trailer that was recently unveiled. Katie and Chris also dish on iPhone 7 rumors. Katie discusses the gadget of the week.
Katie meets with Lil Bub and her owner, Mike Bridavsky, in Bloomington, Indiana. Lil Bub is one of the internet’s most famous cats. She has used technology to secure millions of social media fans and a new app funded on Kickstarter. Lil Bub has also raised over half a million dollars for charity. And, in the midst of playing a cameo part in the new film, “Nine Lives,” Bub took some time out to take part in a new genome sequencing project. Bub’s owner Mike talks about Bub's current adventures and what's up next.
Katie speaks with technologist and futurist Kevin Surace on what sparked the craze of Pokémon Go and if the November election could indeed be hacked.
Sitting on a literal hotbed of active and inactive volcanoes, Iceland capitalizes on its natural resources to provide renewable electricity to its citizens. Katie speaks with Hordur Arnarson, CEO of Landsvirkjun, which produces 73% of all Iceland's electricity via geothermal energy. Hordur further discusses future plans for an undersea pipeline from Iceland to the UK of hydro and geothermal-generated electricity.
Dreamfuel, founded by Emily White, assists Olympic hopefuls and their families with travel to the games. Such financial help is critical as many athletes only make $15k a year, or less.
Embark on an adventure to the environmental wonderland of Iceland and you will be able to discover and enjoy the islands’ focus on eco-tourism. The Blue Lagoon, a favorite spot for tourists, is located in a lava field in the southwest part of the island. This amazing warm water lagoon harnesses geothermal energy to create a unique, and for many, transformative experience.
Buck Sexton served as a former intelligence officer for the CIA and also worked with the NYPD intelligence division on counterterrorism issues. He is host of The Buck Sexton Show on TheBlaze TV and TheBlaze Radio. Buck breaks down the Clinton email verdict for us and also gives the inside scoop on how he keeps on top of the intelligence scene.
Kegan Schouwenburg, named one of Inc. magazine's 30 under 30, founded SOLS, which brings custom 3D printing technologies to footwear. SOLS recently announced its cutting edge 3D printed custom orthotics, which offer comfort and stability. Simply download the SOLS app, snap a few pics of your feet and in less than six days and $99, SOLS sends you a pair of customized insoles to your door.
One of the trendiest interactive mystery games, "Escape the Room," partners with Ford Escape to create a limited time only 35,000 square foot experience: “Can You Escape NYC?” With the clock ticking, Sam and Katie join forces to make it through six rooms, solving puzzles while using new in-vehicle technologies. An inside look at building a customized brand experience.
Food Ready to Eat or Ready to Grow - Nikhil Arora, Co-Founder of Back to the Roots, is "undoing food” and connecting us back to where it comes from. Nikhil shares his journey, and how it all started with an obsession with mushrooms (the legal kind).
David Pritchard and Tai Crosby, co-founders of SilVR Thread, which is a cutting edge company delivering virtual reality experiences, discuss developing immersive first-person virtual reality with their proprietary cameras.
On May 24th, the USX team summited Mt. Everest amidst 100mph winds and treacherous conditions. The team included the first active duty soldier and second combat wounded veteran to summit. I will be speaking with the USX team co-founder, Command Sergeant Major Todd Burnett, regarding the team's amazing climb and their efforts to raise awareness for mental health challenges that soldiers face.
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Harrison and Alex Chen are brothers who played ping pong with each other growing up in Taiwan. They ultimately moved in separate directions and their solution to continue to play together was to build an app connected smart robot, they called "Trainerbot." Now they can play ping pong against each other anywhere and anytime via Trainerbot. The app, together with the robot, is now showcased and sold on Kickstarter. I played it and have to say it's kinda intense and it kicked my ass. Sam Roberts also weighs in.