Talks About Tech Weekly 097: NAB 2014

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nab-show-logoOn this episode we talk about Nike discontinuing the Nike+ FuelBand and the highlights from NAB 2014.

 

 

Nike+ FuelBand
A few days ago rumours started about Nike possibly killing the FuelBand. Now it is sort of official. Nike have publicly said that the majority of the 70 person FuelBand team have been let go. The FuelBand was one of my favourite wearable devices because it didn’t just rehash information on your phone. The FuelBand actually added valuable extra functionality. It’s a shame that it’s gone.

Highlights from NAB 2014
I love NAB because it gives insight to what products consumers might be seeing 5 years down the road. This year was full of some really interesting new gear as always. What was most prevalent was 4K. Blackmagic upgraded all of its SDI products to support 4k and made huge improvements to their multi-camera switchers. They also released some new 4k cameras. Skype also announced a new product specially for broadcasters. Although there is no information of pricing or availability yet this is also very exciting.