AgNerd Giveaway

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time for an AgNerd Giveaway. This one is for a QiPack, wireless charger for your gadget. I purchased it via the initial Kickstarter campaign to fund the project. Mine includes an iPhone 5/5S case and Qi coil. This allows your iPhone 5/5S to wirelessly charge just by placing it on top of the QiPack. Qi enabled gadgets don’t need …

AgNerd

What’s Going on with ZimmGlass

Chuck Zimmerman

With the recent surprising announcement from Google regarding their Glass project I thought it was an appropriate time to write an update on my own ZimmGlass Project. What did Google announce? Here’s the message those of us in the Glass Explorers program received: It’s been an exciting ride. Since we first met, interest in wearables has exploded and today it’s …

AgNerd, Glass

AgNerd Cloud – John Deere App Center

Chuck Zimmerman

AgNerd Cloud alert! I was just feeling appy this morning so I thought this week’s program could focus on Apps. As in the new John Deere App Center. To learn all about it I talked with Nathan Greuel, John Deere Mobile Technician. The John Deere App Center provides users the ability to search and find apps most useful to their …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, John Deere

AgNerd Giveaways

Chuck Zimmerman

The AgriBlogger wants to get more serious about his AgNerd giveaways. I’ve done several just via social media mentions and the response has been great. Here’s the latest results. I offered a new Touchfire Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad (1,2,3). It’s just a random drawing of those who responded via Twitter or Facebook. The lucky person to win this gadget helper …

AgNerd, Gadgets

Consumer Electronics Offer Glimpse into Ag Tech

Chuck Zimmerman

This ZimmCast is going to be another focus on the AgNerd Cloud. It’s just been working that way lately. I did not attend the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but via Twitter I met John Shutske, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach Programs in the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who was attending. John …

AgNerd, Apps, Audio, Education, Internet, Precision Agriculture, Science, Technology, ZimmCast

Satechi Comfort Gadget – USB Humidifier

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t know about you but during the winter months I need some humidity, especially in hotels where the heat is always on and it gets so dry. I’ve even tried packing a large warm air humidifier that you have to add salt and water to. Always too big and a hassle to deal with. But Satechi has a new …

AgNerd, Gadgets

Farm Podcaster Tool

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t have one but think I’ll get one. I like Samson USB mics and travel with a Go Mic. This looks like a nice desktop/travel mic to add to the bag though. Might even replace my Blue Microphones Yeti. I’ll test it out and let you know what I think. Samson’s Meteorite is the universal solution for capturing high-quality …

AgNerd, Media, Podcasts

The AgNerd Cloud

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcome to a new regular column I will be publishing on all things AgNerdish. I’m calling it the Cloud since the cloud covers everything and is one of the hottest things developing in the AgNerd world. This week’s ZimmCast gets things started with a discussion I had with Willie Vogt, Editorial Director, Penton Farm Progress. Like me, he loves new …

AgNerd, Audio, Media, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Iteris Announces ClearAg Prime

Chuck Zimmerman

Intelligence. It’s vitally important to national security and your crop’s security. Iteris has just released ClearAg Prime, which they call “Next Level of Intelligent Agriculture Decision Support.” To learn more about it I visited by phone with Tom Blair, Senior Vice President, Iteris. He says that ClearAg Prime is the latest in a series of API’s that customers can readily …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Audio, Iteris

AgNerd Monday – BudStraps

Chuck Zimmerman

I brought BudStraps to your attention recently and have now had a chance to try ’em out. When I’m traveling or working out I use Bose QC 20i headphones. BTW, I love them. But getting on/off planes, trying to talk with someone at the counter or just wanting to give my ears a rest I need to take them out. …

AgNerd, Gadgets