Jan 07

NAIAS 2017 Detroit North American International Auto Show
NAIAS 2017 in Detroit North American International Auto Show

Chris Rauschnot @24k will be live posting and engaging his following during his trip to Detroit via Las Vegas, Nevada over the next three days. Ford, which is sponsoring his travel and accommodations, has invited Chris to cover the North American International Auto Show and announcements by the mobility company. He has not been compensated for his social media coverage and all thoughts are his own.

Mark Fields President and CEO Ford Motor Company CES 2017 NAIAS 2017
Mark Fields President and CEO Ford Motor Company at CES 2017

The Ford Motor Company is a top worldwide automaker and provider of mobility solutions. Fresh from his visit to CES and Ford’s booth, the buzz this year surrounds their newer Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle, GT, electrified vehicles and more. Continue reading Chris Rauschnot @24k Invited to Go Further With Ford at NAIAS 2017

Nov 17

Chris @24k Invited To Tokyo for HuaweiChris @24k Invited To Tokyo for Huawei's Mobile Is The Future Conference

Chris Rauschnot @24k will be live posting and engaging his following during his trip to Tokyo, Japan via Las Vegas, Nevada. Chris has been invited and is sponsored by Huawei to attend their Mobile Is The Future Conference. In addition, he will be touring parts of the World’s Largest City.

Huawei communications technology is utilized by a third of the world’s population. In 2014, they ranked third in the world in mobile phone shipments. Manufacturing and design facilities, luxury travel experiences and points of interest in each city will be explored. Huawei is all about, “A better connected world.” I look forward to finding out more about what they are working on in the mobile space, design and see a 5G wireless demonstration. Continue reading Chris @24k Invited To Tokyo for Huawei's Mobile Is The Future Conference

Oct 17

Linksys WRT3200ACM MU MIMO Gigabit WiFi Router
Linksys WRT3200ACM MU MIMO Gigabit WiFi Router Review

Gamers are always looking for the fastest connection and a wireless router that can handle multiple connections anywhere in the home. Linksys has been producing reliable wireless connectivity hardware for more than 15 years. So when Best Buy gave me the chance to try out their new open source firmware enabled WRT3200ACM WiFi router, I said, “Yes please.”

Overview
The Linksys WRT3200ACM WiFi Router is an easy to setup, yet highly powerful router. From unboxing to connecting computers, smartphones and gaming systems to the router’s wireless signal should take no more 15 minutes. Continue reading New Linksys WRT3200ACM WiFi Router Is a Gamer's Delight

Oct 08

HomeAway Stage Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016
HomeAway Stage Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 by Chris Heuer

Chris Rauschnot @24k spent the last weekend of September in Austin, Texas covering the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Chris was invited and sponsored by HomeAway to live in one of their rented condos in Downtown Austin, where all of the action is during ACL. The condo was conveniently located about six blocks away from the ACL shuttle stop and a few blocks away from the Four Seasons Austin. To get to Austin, Chris flew nonstop from Las Vegas via a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 airplane.


The Austin City Limits Music Festival is in its 15th year and entertains about 450,000 people over three days and two weekends. There are many stages setup around Zilker Park, which is across the river from Downtown Austin. One thing to note about Austin is that it does not have Uber or Lyft. They have multiple ride-sharing options however and the one Chris choose to travel with happened to have helpful and fun drivers. Continue reading Austin Becomes My HomeAway From Home At The 2016 ACL Music Festival

Sep 27

ZTE Spro 2 AT&T Smart Projector Hotspot
ZTE Spro 2 AT&T Smart Projector Hotspot

Finding a feature-rich and portable projector to travel with can be difficult with so many options out there. ZTE’s Spro 2 takes most of the guesswork out of the decision making process by combining three great features in one small package. It puts you in control with an integrated AT&T 4G LTE hotspot and enough dual-band wireless signal to share that up to ten WiFi devices. It operates on Android 4.4 KitKat with access to the Google Play App Store and is a decent personal projector, for about $299.99, a qualifying data plan required for this model.

The ZTE Smart Projector has a 5” LCD display touch panel on top that is very responsive to finger taps, switching apps and setting up its projector functions. It comes with a micro SD card slot, a SIM slot, an HDMI port, power adapter port, USB ports and a headphone port. Continue reading Review: ZTE's Spro 2 Streams Videos & Is A Fast 4G LTE Hotspot

Sep 22

Fitbit BLAZE Fitness Trackers
Fitbit BLAZE Fitness Tracker Review

Fitness and activity tracking wearables continue to be a hot topic several years into their development. Refinements, added functionality, apps and accessories have expanded the market even further. I have tested several devices from Withings, Nike and Motorola. I wanted to try something new for several upcoming trips and I saw that the BLAZE looked cooler than their Charge HR. The Fitbit BLAZE is my first experience with the brand. I picked up an XL from a local AT&T Store. Continue reading Review: Fitbit BLAZE Fitness Tracker & Smartwatch