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Baron Sekiya
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Gawd, this community is dead. Too bad. Is there a better forum area for Teradek?
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Hey Baron, I would check out our Facebook page. Much more discussion over there. www.facebook.com/teradek
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Been working on assignment for the New York Times, one of the shoots was for a reader favorite feature called ‘What You Get’ which compares properties of similar price tags. How about it folks? Would you rather live in Hawaii, Oklahoma or Maryland?…
Been working on assignment for the New York Times, one of the shoots was for a reader favorite feature called 'What You Get' which compares properties of similar price tags. How about it folks? Wou...
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I'm wondering if there will be a revamped App Store for Pebble. The current store and development platform doesn't seem to be set-up for developers to charge for apps though they can charge for auxiliary services and companion smartphone apps. I like free apps as much as the next person but there needs to be compensation for the hard work developers do.

Related to this is the elephant in the room that I haven't seen addressed via the app store. Copyright. Once Pebble Time comes out a watchface app like the Mickey Mouse watch will be much more usable as it's difficult to read time on it now in black and white. But Disney is rabid about enforcing their intellectual property rights.

Do you folks think creating a full-fledged payment model app store open up Pebble to litigation? I believe that's one of the reasons the Apple App Stores are so locked-down and apps are vetted.
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Pro devs won't target Pebble as long as money won't be big. And even if the apps/watchfaces will only be $1, I don't see many willing to give that much for this kind of content. Devs should continue to get revenue through the regular companion apps and add the Pebble extension for free. I don't think this is the right time to clutter the Pebble store with payment. There are other, more important issues to be addressed right now. 
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Anyone know if the new Pebble Time will have the same sized screen as the current Pebble? I already have a hard enough time seeing tiny lettering on the current screen so I wouldn't want it to be smaller.
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Actually none of those things factored into why I wondered if it was smaller. It was because I didn't see any dimensions or notes about the size. The company also didn't have a side-by-side photo with the original.
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According to the CNet article you can only install one watchface at a time on Pebble Time...BOO. I need to have several on there at a time as I pretty much use a standard watchface, but when getting an emergency notification I switch to a watchface that has multiple time zones displayed. I guess it's possible that additional watchfaces may be 'apps' instead since you can load up to 60. http://www.cnet.com/uk/products/pebble-time/
Everything you need to know about the Pebble Time, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET. - Page 1
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I just want to make sure switching watchfaces is going to be as fast as it is now. If it takes the same amount of time as me taking out my iPhone then I'd rather just use my iPhone. Right now 'most' watchfaces are sandboxed to the watchface section on the watch. I do  use some watchfaces that are 'apps.'

I'm a journalist, I usually have a watchface that has time, weather, date info on it. But when we get an emergency notification (hurricane, tsunami, floods, etc) I need to quickly see time in UTC as alerts and satellite images are tagged with that time standard. So I need to easily flip to that quickly so I can file a report. If it's a hassle then I'd rather just take out my iPhone which will have more info than the Pebble. In that case there would be no need for me to upgrade to the new watch or the new OS.

Plus quickly going through watchfaces is a quick way to show-off the Pebble to non-users.
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Not to be a party-pooper on the JavaPay app but I went ahead and put my Starbucks card number, no spaces, in one of the slots for QR Generator app and it creates the exact same QR code as JavaPay except much bigger as it fills the screen.

I've been to three Starbucks with JavaPay trying to get the scanning to work and it never has, backlight was on and Pebble was held both close to and against the scanner. Just didn't want to work.

I'm hoping the larger QR code will help with the scanning. Plus instead of a dedicated Starbucks app taking up a slot I have several QR codes in the QR Generator app.

Has anyone had good success with JavaPay or maybe if you try QR Generator and report back that would be good.
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Just made a purchase at Starbucks using QR Generator app, had to hold my Pebble about 1/2 inch from the scanner for it to work. Barista was surprised I used my watch. I even got a notification on the Pebble letting me know I paid since I have the Starbucks app on my iPhone.
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A little helicopter trip I took the other day. Always a good time when you get to fly with the doors off and can lean out. http://youtu.be/B0uuIcqPXq4
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FYI: Canon just did a big price drop on their refurbished consumer camcorders. Unfortunately I ordered an HF-R50 a week ago, still waiting for it to arrive, when it was $40 more than it is today. The bargain looks like the R500 which is the same camera but without memory. With SD cards being so cheap these days it looks like a really good deal.

I had used a Canon HF-R50, I bought from Costco, to do some live streaming tests via a Teradek VidiU Mini and it worked well except the audio output for that particular camera was faulty and they ran out of stock which is why I bought the refurb.

The G20 is a good deal too and is the standard camera used in the TWiT studios in Petaluma.
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#hiwx #hi247live test at Honolii Surf Park. High surf advisory in effect for E facing shores. Testing the Canon HF-R50 camcorder and VidiU Mini via Verizon Lte. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZCFQmwEXF0
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I've been working on a few projects using InstaMorph and created a very simple Pebble watch holder/charging hook. It's sized to hold onto the buckle so I can hang the watch next to my bed at night while it charges. The V-slot on the hook allows it to hold the charging cable when not being used. More photos, and info about InstaMorph on my blog here: http://bit.ly/1E1fxmD
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That's some pretty neat stuff.
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VidiU Mini webpage posted at Teradek. Shaves some money, size and battery consumption over the normal VidiU. http://www.teradek.com/pages/vidiumini
Live video streaming has never been easier with the ultra portable VidiU Mini. Go live online to any Web destination or turn your HDMI-equipped camera into a wireless video source with the new Live:Air iPad Production Suite. Whether you're streaming your church's ceremony or sharing your high ...
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YouTube Live Streaming Test. 360p http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVL0MObmwgY
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Visual Journalist, Technology Coach
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  • Hawaii 24/7
    Founder, Publisher, Visual Journalist, 2008 - present
    We are a hyperlocal news site covering Hawai‘i Island and news of interest to our community.
  • Nā Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi Community Television
    Former General Manger, 2013 - 2014
    We run cable channels 53, 54, 55 for the community, government and education. Nā Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi welcomes folks to become one of our producers.
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Hilo, Hawaii
Tiny place inside but there's a table to sit at outside. Only had iced coffee a couple times. They use frozen coffee as ice cubes so your drink won't get watered down as they melt. Nice baristas, casual place.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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