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A highlight from Elon Annoys Apple, Google Pays Radio Hosts For Ads & Sunu Band For Safer Travels

Double Tap Canada

08:13 min | 59 min ago

A highlight from Elon Annoys Apple, Google Pays Radio Hosts For Ads & Sunu Band For Safer Travels

"This is an AMI podcast. Hey guys, welcome along to another episode of double tap for Tuesday the 20 9th of November coming up Elon Musk and noise Apple, Google have been paying radio hosts to talk about their pixel phones all really and the sooner band. Your listening to double time. Your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean priest. Yeah, come out run out of time on that one. Some priest is with me. I Sean, how are you today? I'm very good, Stephen. Thank you for 29th to then. Yeah, no, it's nearly December. Do you know that? Absolutely ridiculous, and what's that rhyme I can never remember it, 28 days. April May and December and September. I could never remember I'm 50 years old nearly and I still have no idea. Because he doesn't make any sense. It doesn't. And as it goes on, that the rhyme just disintegrates. It's structurally flawed. Terrible. Let's come up with a new one. Okay, excellent. Well, nice to see we're all off that good start. Do you know what I'm fueled by coffee today? Because I did that thing again, I woke up at 4 o'clock this morning. Am I becoming an old man Sean? Yes, you are welcome to my world. I went to bed at quarter to 7 in the evening last night and 1 a.m. and got up and started eating everything in the kitchen, so about 4 o'clock. Yes. Anytime you're up at 4 a.m. just text me and we'll record something. We're always doing this through the night show. Yeah, that's it. Let's call up. Let's call up here, Mike. Let's call up the staff and see right come on. We want to go live at 4 a.m. at night. Would you really know what the difference? I mean, honestly, the way we do this show, right? People don't realize this, and they were pulling the cotton back too far. But we recorded a short or kinds of the time of day and night. So, you know, it wouldn't matter. You know the difference. In midnight. Okay, let's try that. Tonight, 4 a.m., see you then. Yeah, I think that's going to be we should actually, I have a feeling that we're going to have the 4 a.m. club starting quite soon. I just have a hunch the 4 a.m. club is going to start. Because I don't know, is it a blind thing? I don't know. I don't think it is for me. I just think it's, I don't know, I went to bed at 11 o'clock, and I was tired. And I woke up at 4 o'clock. And do you know what the mistake I made? Was that I put the radio on to get me back to sleep, and that's never a good idea really when you think about it. And I put the radio on. And the guys talking about food. He's talking about hot dogs and sandwiches and I'm thinking, I'm really hungry now. So I text a guy and I said, thanks very much. Now I have to go and eat fruit bread because I like fruit, right? And that was me. So I got up and I did that and then I ended up watching episodes of the lady Sandra show. Well, from 1992. Why do we do that? It's ridiculous. Have you started doing your golden rule of not taking the phone into the bedroom with you? I'm leaving it somewhere else. So here's the problem, right? So last night I slept in the couch. Before you panic, you saw everything's fine. No, it's fine. Everyone's fine. Mister Scott and I are in perfectly well, I think we're on perfectly good terms. No we're fine. She's been suffering really suffering from allergies recently. And she has always had allergies with the gallery to Steven Scott. Yes. And yeah, so I said, look, I'll do I'll sleep on the couch tonight. I'm so tired. I thought I'll sleep right through. So I'll keep the dog with me and you just get a good night's sleep. So that was the killing, sharing side that is Steven Scott. You're a beautiful man. I am. I know. I also wanted to check out a film I was wanted to watch. But anyway. So yeah. Hello. Behave. Are you kidding? I can get to sleep fine on my own. But stop it, honestly. So. Quickly. Quickly. So anyway, I go to lie down to catch and I fall asleep. I'm about half past 11. Get to sleep now wake up at four and I'm just like, oh, so that's me sum up. And of course the dogs want out, they want to, you know, they want to play, they want to go outside. Okay, fine. So that was it. So I was up at that point. And about 7 o'clock, I'm getting things ready and I'm getting myself ready for us to get together and do our show. I want to start recording 8. That's in my head. Yes. And it's all going fine until it's always in our heads. It's always in our heads. That's the plan. The aim, we always go for. So anyway, I plan out to come up here. And a little cook with a guide dog is running around and I'm thinking, where is she? She's not upstairs. She's normally just follows your own wherever you are, but she's not anyone to be fine. She's not his side. And I can hear a noise from the kitchen. Oh, that's always a bad sign. Oh, that's never good. And I can hear. Oh no. Oh no. And I go into the kitchen, and there are two black bags. It's been day today. So all the bags are ready to go. All ripped open, all across the kitchen. All the rubbish is strewn. And that was my morning. And let's just say choice wards were used in the making of the production that followed. And yeah, it was not the best start to my day. And it wasn't a great start anyway. Don't you just love dogs? Drive me absolutely crazy. What are the best things in the world? Absolutely. They will behave constantly. Absolutely no problem at all. Yeah, right. And they've got the harness on, they are brilliant. Yeah. Always keep the hardness. I don't know, why do people take the harness off? Is this to make any sense? Because when the harness is on, they behave impeccably. I don't get it. I really don't get it. Anyway, so that was my morning. My morning's fine. I've had two fried egg sandwiches, and I'm ready to go. I'm roaring. I'm raring, and I'm yeah, I'm tired. I must admit. Yeah. Well, we're going to be batter through it or battle batter through it, battle through it together. Go for it. Other ones are available and some of them I may even use. Blather? Yeah. Coming up with me here from Mariana from the company sunu. Mariana, I spoke to in 2019 to me, I may not be with the company anymore. I don't know. But I spoke to Matt and the reason I bring up is because we had the call from Ronnie yesterday. On the show, you'll remember what she was asking about, we talk a lot about a lot of different aids to get around and we talk about obviously the value of the white cane, but what else we could add on to that. And the sooner band comes up quite a lot. And Ronnie mentioned it yesterday. And I thought it'd be good today just to maybe revisit that conversation that we had with Mariana from the company, because I had to look at the website, I haven't looked at the product and not if I'm on a lot hasn't changed in the last few years. That's not a bad thing. No. But it did give me a chance to reuse the interview. So you know, every cloud. But that's the point, right? That we can kind of get a chance to revisit this conversation. So we'll have you'll hear this chat later, as I see we recorded it when I was at site village, I think it was Birmingham in 2019. Before lockdown, why? Yeah. That's right. That was the beginning of it. We're going to be able to do more stuff and whole world stopped. But yeah, so I thought that'd be interesting to go back to. So we're going to talk about that today. I want to mention this though, because this is kind of fun. So Google paid millions apparently to radio hosts to endorse the pixel four. They even though they hadn't used it. Sat in my shed in Hawaii right now with my millions from Google. I think maybe at least that's as I'm kind of wondering if this shed you have in Manchester's

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A highlight from #SGGQA 276: Twitter Woes, Disney Woes, iPhone Woes, are we doing Cyber Monday Deals?

SGGQA Podcast – SomeGadgetGuy

07:06 min | 16 hrs ago

A highlight from #SGGQA 276: Twitter Woes, Disney Woes, iPhone Woes, are we doing Cyber Monday Deals?

"Greg, Barry Johnson, homie scroll up, otaku, dusta Dory, Jimmy, Jimmy fire dragon, Jimmy is fire and he's a fire dragon, a cop of cash and fat produce. I think we've got a good crew to start. Yeah, so first of all, because we didn't get to do a best of our week, we're really trying to make that happen and then both TK and I kind of pulled the wall and I might be food coma through Friday. We might just want to put a Black Friday stream on hold. Dave burns, I am the embodiment of headline outrage. I kind of feel we all are. As it was putting out links and tweets, it was like, hey man, there are a lot of bummers in the tech news today. We're going to have a fun show. I'm feeling good. I'm feeling the energy because last week, I got to unplug for a little bit. It was Thanksgiving here in the United States. So if you were inclined to celebrate the giving of thanks, I hope you had a lovely time and I say this for every week and for every major holiday, but in earnest I, even if you didn't celebrate Thanksgiving with us Americans, I hope you still found some time to kind of unplug to kind of get the lay of the land to take care of yourself physically and mentally and my wish is always that you were safe, warm, well fed and getting to spend some time with people who care about you. And that was absolutely the Thanksgiving that my family had. We traveled for the first time to see my grandparents, lex got to sort of see her great grandparents for the first time in over three years. It was kind of a special event. And so I'm feeling a little I'm feeling a little better. I'm feeling a little recharged. I'm sleep deprived like crazy 'cause travel just messes me up these days, but the positive energy and the good feels are there. And I hope everybody over the last week got to take a moment. You know, even if it's a video call or an email or a text message, I don't want to sound like Bill Murray at the end of scrooged, but just something. Anything to just sort of reach out and say, hey, hope you're doing well and to have that kind of experience come back to you. It was really lovely. And I hope more people got to share it. Greg, I appreciate it. It's okay, one. We understand. Man, we had it set up, and actually I found this really great spot. We were traveling through Texas. And you're like, hey, I actually have some pretty decent network coverage here. I could probably pull this off and both TK and I were like, you know, let's just let this one go, man. So we have a ton of tech news to get through. A chunk of this I do just kind of like last week's show. We spent a little, it was a little housekeeping heavy. I kind of want to do the same thing here too. And I'm going to follow your lead here in the comments. I have a few links up. I'm not the biggest, hey, let's really game Black Friday and cyber Monday and find those deals. And I don't know any of the folks in this chat right now. I kind of feel a number of the folks in this chat right now. Likely feel simpatico that Black Friday and cyber Monday, there are some good deals to find, but all too often this becomes an exercise in sort of price adjustments and manipulations where something looks like a great deal, but then you have to do additional website looking up to see if something really was a good deal or if it was just a price that was raised to a silly MSRP so they could act like it was a price cut. There's so much cynicism around that, that when you do genuinely find a couple pretty good deals, it kind of sucks some of the fun out of all of that comparison shopping and stuff. So for the gadget block, I've got it very loosely planned. I have a couple stories that we can talk about in the second half of the show. But if we want, while cyber Monday is still a thing, we can dig in a little bit and see if there's anything fun to check out or anything fun to share. Again, if there are some genuinely good deals, let's share them and hopefully if someone's doing some of that shopping out there, we can save them a little cash. And then I just want to shout out Paul Perry, subscribe to tier one, subscribe for 24 months, currently on a 24 month drink streak, Paul, thank you so much. I really appreciate all the support and definitely keeping the stream the stream running. Again, that means a lot to me. So let's get this out of the way. Let's knock out some housekeeping. I just want to say a couple more people jumping in. JoJo the techie. Everyone say, hey, Joe Joe. Simon says hypno. It's rare this year. So if you actual bargains. And I kind of feel a lot of people are feeling that way. So if we want to spend some time digging up the good stuff, I'm down. I have not done a ton of research, so we will be doing it live. Simon says hypno saying honor had some good deals, fat produce saying a maze fit. If you've been digging on a maze fit watches, I agree. I think mobvoi also had a couple watches on sale, though their watches are regularly on sale. Dave burns, honey has destroyed actual deal. Oh, and everyone say sabajo TK bay is jumping into the chat. His ears must have been burning as I was explaining our lack of best of our week podcast this week. TK and I have been chatting a little behind the scenes on what else we can do to kind of shake up some of our podcast strategies, so hopefully we can figure some stuff out because we've got some ideas that could be really fun. Yeah, so let me get this out of the way here. Okay, so doing some housekeeping obviously, I didn't put out a ton over the last week because I was trying to sort of shoot ahead and I was trying to write some stuff. And genuinely, I kind of came to the conclusion like, I need some time, and I kind of feel like techies just need some time, where it's just not complete and total bombardment. I had this strategy mapped out like I was really going to dig in there and do deal links and codes and affiliate links. And I kind of just didn't have it in me. I was getting to spend time with my grandparents and my aunts and uncles. And my folks, and I kind of just went, you know what? I just need to be here now. And that was fine. And that was good. I probably could have made more money off of Amazon affiliate links. And I just don't know that I could be bothered. So last week on the website, the major video that I finally put out public was LumaFusion on Android, why I'm dropping power director. This was early access on the Patreon for several days. It was on the Patreon early for about a week. And just a pretty brutal showdown. I feel video editing on mobile is a really big deal.

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A highlight from New Voice Dialects for Alexa & Concerns Over App & Software Accessibility

Double Tap Canada

04:17 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from New Voice Dialects for Alexa & Concerns Over App & Software Accessibility

"This is an AMI podcast. Hey guys, welcome to another episode of double tap for Monday the 28th of November 2022 coming up today, Sean and I will be talking about lady a but not about her demise this time, but actually some new features. New features. I thought she was dead. You're listening to double time. Your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott and Sean breeze. Oh, hello. How are you today? I am beautiful. Thank you, Steven Scott. What an intro that was. What a glorious optimistic start to the show. I thought she was dead. Gorgeous. I have to say it so I remember years ago I went for I went to a band. If I don't do these kind of things very often because no one ever asks me to do them. And I wonder why? I went along to this benefit for breast cancer. It was raising money, where I have to tell you was the best day of my life because I won a car. True story, I won a car. And there's a lot to unpack in this. But how do I get to this thing? I'm winning a kilt. I mean, I was in full Scottish regalia. There I am and I win a car. It was a bizarre thing. But that wasn't the weirdest part of the night. And I have to say a most night so that's often the case for me. I want a car was not the weirdest bit of the night. I'm still stuck on you wearing a kilt. I actually had to pay someone to come to my hotel room to fit me out in it because I had no idea what I was doing. I mean, I knew in Scotland just supposed to be born to understand how to win a kilt. Just wrap it around yourself. It's just basically a time, there's all these consumers. Is that French wood? Did you have your sparrow on? I had spawns. I had like a little knife thing, the ski and do I think they call it? You have that in your sock? In case I will kicks off, which, you know, it's a Scottish event in Mike. So yeah. Gorgeous. I want to start with beautiful. Although I will say, I was beautiful. Well, I thought I was until I saw myself in the mirror and I thought, do you know what I look like? I look like a bell with two legs sticking at the bottom of it. And I just thought, no. So stop it. Honestly, I couldn't. I never wear that again. I just looked ridiculous. So anyway, that was it. But I go to the event and we sit down at dinner. And sit next to me is a very prominent Scottish newsreader. She's very well known. She's been doing it for years. This has been working in TV news for everybody. But she hasn't been on TV for a long time. And I turned to her and I said, God, I thought you were dead. Oh. And I have to say with a great night. I mean, that's not an offensive thing to say in Scotland. Most people appear to be dead. So being dead is only just a step next along, right? So it doesn't really mean much different. Anyway, yes, and I want a car, which I gave away. I actually gave the car away because it was someone in the room who really could have done with it more than a me. And there was no use to me. So I gave away. Well, that's the beautiful, beautiful thing. Well done you. I am a star. I'm a hero. Okay, I thought the show couldn't get off to a rocky start, but apparently now you're here. And not only that, we're recording this in a different platform to do. We thought we'd try something new because we are. Everyone's raving about clean feet, right? And I thought, okay, let's try this thing out. So if this makes it to ear, this was a resounding success. If, however, you're heating bird song right now. On EMI audio, then it didn't go quite so well. Hashtag late to the game. I mean, you know, clean feeds been around for ages, but we do have much love with it before, though, so fingers crossed. Yeah, I think it's crossed with this one. I mean, look, if it's a complete disaster it's on you because I know secretly we're just going to tell people that you decided cleavage is a good idea. But yeah, no, of course. I understand. That's why I'm here. Hello. But I did want to test, I hope, because one of the things that I've heard a lot about from people is it's really accessible. And it's a great platform for a record. And for people who don't know us, for recording podcasts, try for recordings, not for meetings. It's not that kind of thing. It's not like a zoom equivalent. This is purely for recording podcasts. And the idea is it's supposed to give you the highest quality audio.

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A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1948

The Tech Guy

05:35 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1948

"Sign up wide open. They'll be links there when I mention something or product or a page to go to. That link will be on the show notes at tech guy labs dot com. Also, after the computer chops it up and choose it out. Should I choose it up and spits it out? The transcript of the show will be there. Although I guess the computer misses something. Somebody told me they spell synology with so knowledge, which I guess for a computer that's pretty close. But it makes it hard to search. So we'll have to look for some of those typos. There's also audio and video from the show. So you can always listen. If you get close, if you get close to the spot, you'll be in there. You could find what you need. Tech guy labs dot com. What has happening in the world of technology, you might think, oh, Leo's going to talk about Twitter and Elon Musk again. No, I'm not. Sick of it. Sick of the whole of the whole drama. Just go I've wanted Twitter to go away for a long time ever since they copied my name, the name of my podcast network. Which is twit admittedly silly, this week in tax, they get a twit. That was years two years before Twitter even existed. And then they decided, hey, there's a good name we can steal and they call themselves Twitter. For a while, people on Twitter call themselves twits. They were thinking about calling tweets, twits at first, but they said it not to. In fact, they cop. They trademarked the name a tweet, and they said, please, everybody use that. Which I think was out of respect. Here I am talking about it. But ever since they did that, I kind of lost interest. In the whole thing. Is it burning down or not? I don't know, and I don't care. Did you see that we have finally outed that horrible voice the TikTok voice? You know that when they do speech to text to speech on TikTok, and it's got a horrible woman's voice, turns out, that's actually a real person. Which I think is kind of interesting because it doesn't sound like a real person. She is on Canada's 95 one the beat. I don't know what that is. It's a radio station. And I'll see if I can play her. Her voice. Because when you hear it, you'll go, oh yeah. Maybe I can't. Maybe I can't. I don't know. Anyway. She wasn't the first voice actor on TikTok. was very unhappy that people were getting her voice to say bad words. So she sued him. You've done me irreparable harm. Yeah. I don't know. I don't know. Here she is. This is her TikTok. See if I can play this out. Talk about it. The way here, here you go. Okay. Let's talk about it. The way I say law so what I thought might be someone satisfying for all of us. She sounds so much better by herself. And some of your old captions. Instead of there, that makes that makes sense. Anyway, Kate Callahan is, even though she, for a long time, did not want anybody to know, she is the voice. Now you know. The highest court in the land of France has ruled that a French man can not be fired for not having fun at work. This is good news. Frankly. The man was fired by a Paris based consulting firm for allegedly failing to be fun. Have you seen fun in French? It was not fun. He was no fun. He sued and said, this is wrongful dismissal. Mr. T is the guy who was fired from cubic partners in 2015. This has taken 7 years to resolve because he wouldn't take part in seminars and weekend social events that his lawyers said included excessive alcoholism and promiscuity. You on the fun? With value because you are no fun. Bye bye. Okay. You can't do that in France. Actually, that's an interesting point, right? Because. All sorts of about employment in the EU that we don't have here, we pretty much anywhere in the United States, you could be fired for any reason at any time. They call it at will. I hope you don't experience that. But in Europe, no, you've got to do. There's a whole bunch of things, which is, by the way, speaking of Twitter, I keep doing that. Why Elon is going to have a problem in France because they just let everybody go. From love having fun. You

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A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1947

The Tech Guy

05:19 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1947

"Reality, self-driving cars, and let's get longer every day. The demise of Twitter and on and on and on. 88, 88 ask Leo. That's my phone number. If you want to talk about anything in the technology sphere, 888-827-5536, that's toll for anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. We do get calls from all over the world and the way you would call outside the North American region would be to just use Skype out or something that can dial a phone number from an Internet thing thingy doodle. And then it should be free because magic. 88 88 ask Leo. iPhone production being hit this week. Foxconn, which is the big company in China that makes I think all the iPhones, except for in India and Brazil. An apple is trying to diversify. I think they're looking at building them in Vietnam. And Foxconn has promised to build plants in the U.S., but right now, if you have an iPhone, you chances are like 99 .9% is made in China at the Foxconn plant, except between the COVID shutdowns, and now people quitting, there's a problem. Fox kind of apparently had a, because they were so desperate, had a $1400 hiring bonus, which is a lot. When you're making whatever it is, $10 a day. It's a good deal. As a result, but failed to pay it. So between that and worry about COVID-19, according. To the news, we're going to get this story. I don't know. More than 20,000 Foxconn knew hires are walked away. They said, well, you're not giving us the money. We're not giving you the work, so they've walked away. There's a plant in zhengzhou, China. It's colloquially known as iPhone city. That's where they're made. And there was a COVID-19 break outbreak there in a couple of weeks ago. I'm pretty soon they had to lock down employees close the canteens, you know, you go from your bed because they all sleep on campus, right? They have dorms for the workers. So you go from your bed to the line and back and it's got to be awful. Can you imagine? Nevertheless, COVID was spreading. And then there wasn't enough food, there wasn't enough medication, people, workers broke out of the plant. The fact that they had to is sad, but they broke out of the plant and went home anyway, it's going to be a little bit of a problem. It's going to be a little bit of a problem for how do we care what we care because they're about 30% of the production is going to be lost. And so apple's going to have, isn't it sad? All these poor suffering workers, just really getting mistreated. But the real news is, well, your iPhone is going to be delayed. Oh, no. My iPhone is going to be delayed. Yeah. Elon Musk is still in the news. He bought Twitter $44 billion. He's got a $1 billion a year interest payment alone. There's no way he can make that kind of money. No one understands what's going on. Especially the banks and others who lent him billions, billions upon billions so he could make this acquisition. I wonder, I suspect he might have to do. Well, he's got to still get a lot of money. Elon has lost he's not, is he still the richest man in the world? He was. He was so rich he could afford to lose this year a $100 billion in value and worse. He went from one 92 to 92. Only $92 billion. Oh my gosh, how do you live? Maybe you won't be able to launch rock cars into space anyway. I don't know what? It's terrible. $100 billion. He lost. And I feel like the losing is just beginning. I'm not rooting for him to lose. I'm not. I'm not written against him. But it is kind of a slow motion train wreck. Now he's announced, and this scares the heck out of me. He remembered Elon didn't want to buy Twitter because of bots, apparently it doesn't care anymore. So he had a poll, anybody could vote, including the bots in a poll, should I reinstate the previously banned Twitter accounts. Now, I got to explain that people were banned on Twitter. We're banned for all kinds of really, in many cases, horrific tweets. Awful things.

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A highlight from The Power is Out and Steven is an Astronaut

Double Tap Canada

03:21 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from The Power is Out and Steven is an Astronaut

"Guys, welcome along to another episode of double tap. This time for the weekend. We've got like a flow here. We're gonna be talking about all kinds of stuff, including virtual reality I'm gonna talk VR and marching to talk about power. You're listening to double time. The weekend edition, your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your host, Steven Scott and Mark aflalo. Hey, welcome along to another episode Marco fala. How are you? Good, good, good, good, good, good good. How are you? It's all about I don't know who I'm trying to be. I feel like I'm trying to be the count was at the Muppets. No Sesame Street. One two three. Oh, dear. With miss Halloween as well, we could have done that. We could have dressed up. We didn't do that you know the TV show we added snowflakes after. This is what's fun of a post production. We added snowflakes afterwards. And added to the jingle bells and stuff during the transitions, you're going to love that episode. It's actually our gift guide episode. It's coming up in a couple of weeks time, December 13th. I think it is. That's a good episode. I shouldn't mention, though, we have, I literally have a table full here of stuff to give away. I haven't even figured out how we're doing this yet. I think we're going to put up a page on the AMI website. Maybe I'll take some pictures of all this fun stuff. I've got a Huawei watch. I've got a couple belkin boost charge dogs, catalyst cases. UE fits Logitech headphones. iPhone cases, Huawei free buds. What else? Another pair of headphones, some treb lab, everything that I just want to get right. Everything that people send us to give away. It's not the usual cupboard that you would go. I mean, like if I was to go through my cupboards in the house and say, well, here's what I've got. I've got a couple of tins of beans that I haven't opened yet. I've got some, I've got some lasagna sheets. If that's any use to you, well, here's the problem with, we've tried to give those away in the past, but unfortunately their note takers. No, no one wants lasagna sheets. I don't know what's wrong with these people. Honestly. I don't get it. I just don't get it. But you know what? Stay tuned to social media. We'll figure something out. I don't know what platform on social media will be on. By the time we do this, but we'll figure it out. We'll see for one, we'll see if it was just still hanging around, right? Guys, no, I know we're not talking about talking about it. Don't say it. I am so sick of people bleating on about Twitter. Every single time I go on Twitter to help stop saying the keyword. Oh, it's the last day. Oh, it's today's my last. You know, it was such a wonderful place. And then I go on again today, and it's still there. Why are you people talking about it? What do they expect? $44 billion except that you're not going to shut it down today. And I think it's probably a bit more resilient. I think they all think it's just running off Elon's laptop. It must be that how it works. You just buy the laptop. ThinkPad. Hey, I'm here at Twitter headquarters. What did I buy? Well, we rent everything here. This is here, here you go. Maybe we should upgrade from this core to really long extension cord. Just hang on, don't unplug that because Twitter will be gone. No, but I'm done with the Twitter. I can't deal with this anymore. I know. It's just too much. It really is. But we're not going to talk about that today, but please tell you, I am going to ask you, though, Mark, I'm going to ping you down on this because I'm making questions during the week. Oh, God.

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A highlight from Phil Collison talks Cherry Bounce with Whiskey, Turkey Temp Duel and Wood Splitting Tools Gone Wrong  HGG553

Home Gadget Geeks

05:18 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Phil Collison talks Cherry Bounce with Whiskey, Turkey Temp Duel and Wood Splitting Tools Gone Wrong HGG553

"In fact, my son Phil is with me here tonight. We were supposed to have Samantha Sammy as we call her. She was not feeling well and Phil said he would jump in, but Phil. Pretty sweet two days here in Nebraska, right, getting outside. Yep. For sure. Yeah, lots of fires, lots to lots of consuming. I think the traditional Thanksgiving meals. We're going to talk about that here in a second, but of course we'll post a show with a few show no, it's not a ton, but a few show notes out at the average guy. TV big thanks to Dave Hamilton from Mac geek gab who joined me two weeks ago, took the week off last week, just in preparation for everything that was going on. But Dave's an awesome guest, hope to have him back in all things Mac. If you haven't listened to that show yet, go back 5, 5, two, go back to it. And good stuff, big thanks to Dave for Kevin on big thanks to our Patreon subscribers as well. If you find in value, if you're not a Patreon subscriber, refining value in this. And you want to give some value back to join us on Patreon, the average guy TV slash Patreon. I mentioned it earlier, Phil, my oldest is with me. And Phil, welcome back. It's good to have you on here. It's always good to be here. I was kind of wondering what the dynamic was going to be as we had Sammy. And I wanted to catch up with her. We'll have to I told her we'd do another. We'll do another episode, maybe around Christmas time. She's feeling better. Catch up with some things. We bought her a new Mac. I wanted to do these tasting strips that she's been, you know, that's right. I want to talk a little bit about those. So we'll get her back on. For you and I back in the back in the summer, we spent a little bit of time. You've got to cherry tree and your hard. And we would you, not we. You picked some cherries, and then said, hey, bring some bourbon over and let's make some bourbon cherry or some cherry bourbon. And I'll be honest, I was a little skeptical at first of, you know, certainly those kinds of drinks go with vodka, maybe infusing in that way. A talk a little bit about the process because this was kind of homemade. I don't think you had any special equipment for it. Talk a little bit about the process that we did and I've got the bottle. I just took this is regular point writer bourbon and we just, oh, there's a sticker on the back, but we just added the cherries to it. Talk a little bit about the process. So traditionally, this is cherry bounces what if you're going to Google it, I technically cherry balance can be made with technically anything. But we decided to go the whisky route, like you said, it's traditionally done with vodka, but we did a kind of like crazy this year kind of taking advantage of just the extra knowledge we had. We had a better idea of the time frame on picking the cherries and when you can because you get like a two week window where it's like that's the optimal picking time and then because at first some of them are just ripe enough to pick and then you have a whole bunch that still need more time and then the week after that you have some that are starting to go bad already and then a whole bunch of ripe ones. So we pick all the cherries pick as many as you need and then it's essentially just figuring out like a cherry to sugar ratio with how much of your spirit you're using. So because the cherries you have are pretty bitter if you were going to go all natural. They'd be pretty tart, right? They're pretty tart, yeah, so we add sugar to kind of balance that out. And so there was even a little bit of trial and error with that because the traditional cherry bounce recipe that we had was for vodka and it worked pretty well for that. So I actually, I think I backed off on the sugar. Kind of think hoping that the bourbon would still be pretty prominent. And the cherry flavor would just kind of mix in with it. I wasn't sure how that relationship was going to happen. I didn't know if the cherries were going to overtake everything. If it was going to be like mostly just the whisky used to tasting with a hint of cherry, like we didn't know. So we threw some mixes together. We even tried. There was a handful of them. We just threw the cherries in. Added the sugar, mixed. Fruit on the shelf. And then that we did a couple of batches where we cut the cherries up in half. Cooked them with the sugar and a little bit of lemon juice into like until it started getting a little syrupy. And then through it and the whisky and then bottled it through it on the shelf. And then we let it wheel let those sit for about 6 months and then strain them filtered them out. 6 1420 22 was when we bottled this one. Sugar light was you got one. You're showing a high west. Yeah, so this is the high OS double rye. Most of us would agree this was probably one of the better ones. But they all came out pretty good. I would say they did.

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A highlight from Friday Feedback & Geeking Out With David Woodbridge from Vision Australia

Double Tap Canada

02:59 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from Friday Feedback & Geeking Out With David Woodbridge from Vision Australia

"Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean priest. Goody, Sean. Good day. Oh, good day. Bruce, how are you, sir? Thank you, Sheila. I think I have a terrible stereotypical start to the show. David will not be annoyed by that at all. I don't think he's listening to this bit anyway. I think he's I don't know. He's dancing with a kangaroo or something at the moment. Whatever they do in Australia. Exactly. He's going to join us later to talk about things and maybe. He's going to kick out with us when we talk about I want to get his take on the whole budget tech thing because I know he's into tech in a big way. And I thought he'd beg a good guy to bring on and talk about the fire tablet that I've been talking about. So I want to get him on to address some of his thoughts. Look, the big story of the week, frankly, for us, has been the news of Amazon echo and its potential demise, as at least is what's being reported out there. I am not entirely convinced that demise is on the way. I think that I said it the other day. I think that was likely to happen is that they are going to scale back operations a little bit, especially if 10,000 staff are going to be laid off as estimated. From Amazon. And I what will happen is that the device will just be not left to rot, but I think what will happen is they will just halt any further new features or anything new for the time being. And also they're going to probably look at ways to monetize it, right? Because they're going to have to find ways to get this thing to make some money. We've been talking about this this week. Oh yeah, that. And the T word, but we're not going to talk about that. But yes, this one I think you want. This one has more of an impact on people because we've played on. What's the team? Twitter. You might be saying, I wanted to break that up. Now I have to talk about that for half an hour. No, no, no, no, no. You know what it is? We've got a bit of a relationship with our smart speakers. I'm going to put my hands up and say I have. I'd like her and him. It just is part of my everyday life. And it's the same for a lot of people. And to see it go, would be a real shame, and for some people it would be more than that. So it is an important story. It is. And I'm glad to see some people talking about it publicly about their fear about it, because I think it's good that the companies know that this isn't just a gimmick to people. This actually has no depth and meaning to a lot of people, especially those with physical disabilities, those of us who are blind, who rely on it for information who can get easy access. Yes, okay, look, people at you and I, we can maybe get online and get the information we need. But how easy is it just to speak to the ear? Get that information back. It's like, you know, it makes me think a little bit of online shopping into the difference between online shopping and going out to the store for most people is just the hassle of going out.

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A highlight from Upgrading A PC & Hable One Braille Keyboard

Double Tap Canada

04:30 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from Upgrading A PC & Hable One Braille Keyboard

"Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean priest. Oh yeah, oh yeah. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. You know what I'm doing? I'm dancing. You know why? I'm grooving on down to the music. And you know why? Why? 'cause I'm building a PC. Wow, okay, that makes total sense. Please never start a show like that again. Oh yeah, oh yeah. Oh yeah, grooving on down. Oh yeah. You are hip. I've got a hip. Let's get two hips. Yeah. And thankful I'm sitting down otherwise I'd have two broken hips. I decided I am the man when it comes to DIY. As you will, you're not. No, no, you're not. And I think the next challenge. Yeah, but I think the next challenge is going to be me building my own PC. What do you think? Well, no, no, no, no, no. Are you building a PC or are you modifying an upgrading a preexisting PC? Hang on. That's the difference. This is details. That's just boarding pathetic detail. That's not relevant. I am going to be getting I'm going to be getting my special gloves. And sitting on the carpet, putting my hands on the carpet before I enter the machine. Again, please, let's not go down this. Because I just so nervous. Because of it. Okay, so look, I've got an HP computer. Pre built by the way, everyone. I will say, yes. I have to say, these computers these days are amazing. It's not only funnier. These things come built. All right, just say in, I'm just highlighting the difference. Carry on. And I personally, I'm not happy with the innards of this computer because I think it could do with a little bit of an upgrade. So I've decided I'm going to get myself a new hard drive. I knew storage drive. And maybe even upgrade the ram. So I want to get your take on this today. I thought I'd get you involved in this. Like it. We're kicking off the show with tech. That's very unusual. So texture. Well done us. Yes. What's that voice-over that used to do? I was Anna. When you need to, it's a texture. Well done. I thought she was here for a second. Okay. So, sorry. Anyway, that's a good point. Not the cup. What was I saying? Oh, yeah, the HP omen. All right, so that's apparently a very nice machine. It's so funny. When I got it, I remember when I got, I said, wow, this is so really weird measurement they've got in this box because it's called the HP omen 25 L and I thought it meant 25 liters. I thought, why would you count a computer in liters? That doesn't make any sense. No, it doesn't, and obviously they wouldn't, and obviously they didn't know. So that was just the model number. Just a model number. I didn't know what that meant. Do you know what's funny? Because just for a second, just for a second, I thought, you know how these gaming computers the water cool them? Is that what they're doing? 25 liters of water. Fill up. And then plug it in and go. Let's see what happens now. Kaboom. That's why it needs updating. Yeah, okay. What's the matter with this thing? The machine itself is good. I think it's an EM is an EMD Ryzen I want to say 3739 hundred X it's a decent processor in there. Very nice. It's got 16 gig, but the more than enough. It's okay, just know. Although look, I think you're going to get some pushback on that comment please, because wrong, I think 16 gig, you know what? I mean, I'm doing audio editing stuff and we're using jaws and I know every time I say this, you're going to go again. But honestly, I think that maybe maybe 32 bit better idea. Oh, you could think that, but you'd be wrong about that. 16 gig is more than enough. Why would you not want to have a great gig? What's wrong with that? Why would you? There's nothing wrong with that. You go for it. I'm just saying you're spending your money with no performance gain whatsoever. That's the way I live. I spent a lot of money absolutely no performance gain. You've summed up my life. I forgot I was talking to you for one minute. Who cares? 64, 128 gig, go for your life. I'd love it depends on what you're doing, but for no, no, no, you don't need it. I mean, the thing is these days, the computers are certainly much better than they used to be.

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A highlight from The State of the Smart Kitchen

Gadget Lab Podcast

07:27 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from The State of the Smart Kitchen

"From the podcast that you're about to listen to. And thanks in advance for tuning in. Both Mike and I are off for most of this week because of the holiday we like to call sides giving. Sides giving. While we're gone, we decided to bring back one of our favorite episodes that ran earlier this year. It's all about the kitchen, which is probably appropriate for this week. We talked with wired food writer Joe ray about smart kitchen devices, whether all the flashy tech actually makes a difference in how you cook. You know, one of my favorite parts of this episode was that Joe pretty much determined for us that it doesn't make a difference. I mean, I don't want to spoil it, no pun intended, you know, spoiled food, but he talks a lot about what it takes to be a great cook. Yeah, and it's not buttons or apps. Or Bluetooth. So enjoy the show and thanks for listening. We hope you have a great holiday. We'll be back next week with a brand new episode of gadget lab. Lauren. Mike. Lauren, what is your go to kitchen gadget? Like the one piece of equipment in the kitchen that you can't live without. I have two and neither are Internet connected. That's fine. What are they? One is a $7 Swiss knife. Cutting knife, not an army knife. Sure. It's so sharp. It'll take your fingertip off in an instant. That's what you want. It's great. And the second is a box cutter, which I think was also $7 from Amazon. Box cutter? Yeah, like I don't use it for cooking. I just use it for like, why is everyone laughing? That's not for the kitchen. It is for the kids. You can put it anywhere. You can have a box cutter anywhere. What's yours? Probably my electric kettle because it's what I used to make coffee and nothing happens if I can't make coffee. That's actually a really good one. All right, well, we'll talk more about this on today's show. And box cutters. Hi everyone, welcome to gadget lab I am Michael Corey. I'm a senior editor at wired. And I'm Lauren good. I eat salads for breakfast, use Fox cutters in the kitchen. I'm a senior writer at wired. We also joined this week by food writer and frequent contributor to wired Joe ray Joe. Welcome to the show. Thank you. Hello, Joe. Hello. We are very excited to have you as a guest, Joe. First of all, because this is your first time on the show, you're in town. It worked out. So we're happy to have you. But also because the area that you cover for us, the smart kitchen, connected cooking, kitchen technology in general, cookbooks, is very central to our lives. We all cook, we all use our kitchens. We wish they could be better. We wish we could be better in our kitchens. It feels like one of the most important areas of coverage that we do. More important than iPhones and pixel phones and e-bikes and kindles. Any day of the week, when you agree, you gotta feed yourself. Man's gotta eat. Well, let's start with a broad look at the space. One of the things that you cover a lot is what we call the smart kitchen. So when we talk about the smart kitchen, what are we talking about? I would say there is a pretty vague definition of that, but we could probably boil it down to it being modern cooking appliances that have a bit of computer help. Maybe you have an app on your phone or maybe they have a screen right on them or some combination of all of those. All in the effort to help make you a better cook. Does it usually work? Yeah, it doesn't work. Not very well now. So if you weren't a good cook before, it's not going to be like the Wi-Fi connected sous vide wand that's going to turn you into one. I try to be optimistic about this stuff, but I don't think it is as good as everyone wants it to be. I feel like somebody with some money got in a room and wanted to make an app and wanted to connect their sous vide one or their oven or there's something to it and didn't really realize that we have already been cooking for millennia. We've been cooking forever. And if you think about cooking on a graph, like cooking since the beginning, since like cavemen, the line slowly, steadily moves up, we go through amazing cuisines. We go through Indian cuisine. We go through French cuisine. This has been happening for centuries. There's all this slow and steady progress that we make. And now we get to the modern day and kitchen appliance manufacturers would have you believe that by plugging an app onto your phone suddenly that slow and steady line is going to go vertical. And it does not. Put tech aside for a moment what actually makes a good cook. A good cook is, I would say that is practice interest and a decent set of very basic tools. So you've got a nice knife. Maybe not a box cutter, but a nice night. You got a cutting board. You've got a cutting board. You've got an oven. You've got a pan you use that you like that you trust that works pretty well. And it's stuff that you feel comfortable with. And then maybe a good cookbook or a good cooking show to inspire you a little bit. But you don't need a lot more than that. You just need to practice. You need to figure out how to cut an onion. You need to figure out how to make spaghetti sauce. But it doesn't tech doesn't really have to figure into that. It can, and sometimes it works really well, but most of the time it doesn't. You know, I've been racking my brain trying to think of the places where technology has actually enhanced the experience in the kitchen, and I mean, obviously, there are many that seem obvious, but if you look at just where we were ten years ago or not, induction cooking is a big one, right? This is the style of cooktop where it uses magnetic energy to heat things inside of conductive pans. Yes. Kettles that let you dial exact temperatures. Super cool, right? So I want my hot water to be exactly 205°. I have a kettle that can do that. Ten years ago, it was just like boil the water and then let it sit for three minutes. Much better, right? So then timing is such an important part of cooking too, right? So some of the technology we've seen introduced in recent years. Like smart displays or Amazon echo speakers, they're great for setting timers. I swear that's like the only thing that I use them for for the most part because I don't have kids, so I'm not like play baby shark on repeat. I'm really just like set another timer for the cooking. One of the most recent favorite gadgets I got was a plexiglass holder for my cookbooks. I'm sorry, but that kind of outdoes a lot of what I find on apps. But on the flip side, a great guided cooking app might, let's go back to the idea of chopping up an onion. It might run you through with a couple little videos as you do the menu. You might be able to pop out and say, here's how to chop an onion. And they'll just show somebody's hands, chop, chop, chop, you do it this, you do that, and you're done. And then you can pop back into the recipe, and you'll be fine. And you continue down the recipe, and if you do all that, it can

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A highlight from Is It The End Of The Road For Alexa?

Double Tap Canada

03:33 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from Is It The End Of The Road For Alexa?

"This is an AMI podcast. Hey guys, welcome along to another episode of double tap for Wednesday the 23rd of November 2022 coming up today, Sean priest is back with me and we're going to be talking all about Amazon's lady a could she be soon being shown the door. You're listening to double time. Your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean priest. Hey Sean priest, how are you? Say that. I love her. You can't go anywhere. Disturbing to me. Can I just say, right? So I just in the little intro there and rob does the intro. I just showed in lady a do not disturb. She didn't answer me. I think she liked what I said. I told you that listening all the time. Sulking now she is. I gotta say, absolutely right. I've noticed because I play a game where I've got a constantly sickly the wake word every like 5 seconds, but after about 20 times I say the wake word, it stops working. And I need to offer smart speaker and plug it back in until the wake word starts working again. There is a bug. It is, it's gone a little bit iffy. I know that's just interesting, right? Just to kind of put some perspective on this, right? So Twitter has laid off pretty much most of its staff. And it's running fine. Amazon's just talking about getting rid of some people and things completely collapsed. So what's going on here? Why is it falling to bits? And everything else is fine. I don't get it. It's intelligent and it knows what's happening. Don't pull the plug. We've all seen that how thing open pod bay doors, you know, it's the same thing. Did you ever watch the blind mother episode with Miley Cyrus? Did you ever see that? Well, I think I've watched every episode but I wouldn't know it was Miley Cyrus, but okay. So there was I think it was actually the last one they did. Most recent one. And it was where she was a doll. There was they had created an AI. The pop star. Yes. She was a pop star and they created this doll of her. And then one day, all went wild and I think it fell on the floor or something. And then all of a sudden it came to life. And it was actually hard. They realized it put her inside it, but I don't think they knew they had done that. But it was very interesting anyway. There was also that, sorry, this has already listened, this has turned into, let's talk about some favorite episodes of ours, but this was great when they were talking about the smart assistant, right? The smart speaker, and it was actually a perfect clone of someone's intelligence and personalities that they just tortured. You know, virtually tortured to do their bidding. It was. It's so thought provoking that series. I love black. I love all by myself. I think there's one called white Christmas that I don't think I've seen, because in my list, I was going through the other night, so I actually quite fancied watching a couple again, the so good. And I was going through the list and one was white Christmas. And it wasn't watched, and I thought, really? So I believe that one is like a the a four different stories. They've put together. So how timely? How timely that haven't watched this and it's called and Christmassy feeling and holiday feeling. And obviously it's full of misery. But you know, I did that kind of ties into my mood most of the time.

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A highlight from Best Budget Accessible Tablet & Braille For Gaming?

Double Tap Canada

04:38 min | Last week

A highlight from Best Budget Accessible Tablet & Braille For Gaming?

"Daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott and Sean Preece. Hey Sean priest, how are you? I'm very good, happy Tuesday to you, Stephen. Yes, happy Tuesday, indeed. We are into the week and lost to talk about, including this news, which we're gonna get to later of the Bristol Braille technology company who we had on double tap TV a few years back talking about you might remember the canute, the multiple embryo display and I think we had aired on from the show on the show years ago. Maybe it was on the old show he was on with us, but yeah, remember Ed kimon to talk about it at the time when it came out. But they've actually moved on, they've created this new product called the canute gaming dock, which apparently will allow blind and partially sighted people to play and create their own video games, create your own video games no less. Wow. We're in. Hang on a minute. I was going to say that's too much work for you. I don't want to create games. I'm really intrigued by this. I must admit I haven't seen this story at all, so yeah. What a great idea. Anything that brings people into Braille, right? Absolutely. Listen, this is taking it to a new level. To some degree. I mean, look, we've been talking about tactile devices for a while. And you know, I'll be honest, I mean, it's because I don't use Braille, I don't get particularly excited about it, but I can totally understand where Matthew horse pull on the shore the other day. And he will be just leaping up and down or in Matthew's case probably just moving side to side gently on a chair. Because he's quite a relaxed fellow. No, no, he's a professional. At least. He may stop his James Bond style. Yes. Okay. Yeah, well, that's going to be an interesting. We'll talk about that story a bit later. Also, of course, more Twitter news. It's just an ongoing you know what? I just read my RSS feeds now. Popcorn is brilliant. But the three main stories, I guess, from Twitter, this hour. We want to sell real changes. Apparently Twitter's done with layoffs and is ready to hire again. Hang on. The old staff, hopefully. Had 7 and a half thousand employees before must took over. Now it has 2700. Ready to hire again. You know, you know one thing you could do with very long, you could maybe do with an accessibility team, just a You need to be able to bring in some people who knew about accessibility. For us disabled. Is that controversial? I don't care. Take me off there. Please somebody dick me off there. All right. Calm down. Honestly. About the booty. Right, so let's look at some other stories. Twitter won't restart peed verification until significant impersonation stops or this problem with the blue take, right? You brought it in a bit early. Or like given a day and it wasn't ready to go. That's worrying though, right? So actually implement that which he did and then pull it back again. It does so it's like, well, not a slight. I mean, that's very hasty to just do it without thinking it through properly. And then the whole gray, what was it the gray tick or the gray? It was. These are really certified. These are actual bits. Why are we talking about here? All the people who got them. And they should all pay for them. No cap, but the thing at all because otherwise it's meaningless. In this argument again, this is about this is about the blue tech thing, right? So if you want to have a blue tick system which says you're verified, then why should somebody get the tick for nothing? And somebody can pay for it. It doesn't make sense. But what do you think the tick should mean? For me, it's always meant that this is the actual person. The person you think you're following is the real politician, the celebrity, the influence, whoever it's meant to be. That's all it means to me. It doesn't mean they're anything. Special in the Twitter verse, if you know what I mean so it should be there to prove that you're talking to who you think. To stop these impersonations. That's exactly what the whole point of it for me. I suppose it gets to the point how do you verify yourself? What do you do to verify? What did they do to verify you? That's why I want to know. How do they know? There must be a process in place for that. They must have to send some sort of photo ID in or whatever it must be to verify themselves. Well, that's fine then. So everyone does that then. Yes, but

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A highlight from #SGGQA 275: Android 13 on OnePlus, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Mastodon Rises, Ticketmaster Meltdown

SGGQA Podcast – SomeGadgetGuy

02:48 min | Last week

A highlight from #SGGQA 275: Android 13 on OnePlus, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Mastodon Rises, Ticketmaster Meltdown

"Block. And then I want to try and do something I don't do very well on the podcast. So many tech podcasts do a really good job of kind of mixing in actual reviews, right? I love hanging out with the folks at all about Android. And they've got like a gadget block, but they actually kind of go hands on and they show you some stuff or if there's a new app, they kind of go top down camera. So I'm setting this up and it might totally fail, but got a bunch of phones here running Android 13, and we're going to try to talk through just a few of the differences that I've noticed in setting up Android 13. How the pixel is a very unique flavor of Android 13 and how BBK brands, one plus in vivo are doing wildly different things with their Android 13. So good morning, I hope everybody had a phenomenal weekend. We're right into the season. This week, my favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving. We're going to have to talk to TK because I don't know what we're going to do for the best of our week podcast. Probably have to not be on a Thursday unless we can do like food comatose TK one. Did you use any tech? I hate a lot of turkey. So I'm getting ahead of myself here. That is the cart way before the horse. We have a show to do now. Now, but I hope everyone had a lovely, a lovely weekend, and that we're kind of into the swing of the holidays. And I hope that you're able to take some time to really celebrate, unplug, get some down time, do some fun stuff. It's a lot. It's a lot, keeping up with everything, day to day, and then, you know, the excitement and the energy of the holidays becomes an additional agitation. So hopefully tech tools around you and all of the fun toys that we get to play with are helping you sort through all of that and they aren't contributing to that issue. I was up late last night trying to work on a tablet that I'm pretty confident I have a lemon that the company who sent me a product to review sent me something that doesn't really function. Properly? And I burned a lot of time on that. And you're like, oh, you know, I don't have anything to show for that. If I made a video about it, I'd get a ton of views 'cause like, oh, company can't do anything right. But I don't want to be that guy. So again, I just put the cart way before the horse. I feel like we need to jump in. We have a lot of news block to cover. And like I said, I want to go hands on with some of this hardware here. Jamen went 50, it's surprising because it's BBK. I don't know that that's too surprising.

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A highlight from Stevens Computing Nightmares, Crypto in Crisis & Your Feedback

Double Tap Canada

05:55 min | Last week

A highlight from Stevens Computing Nightmares, Crypto in Crisis & Your Feedback

"Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean priest. Oh, I wish there was an alcohol in here, Sean priest. I wish the rewards. What's going on? It's taken about four years to get started here today. What is going on? I was going to say, is that the reason? I mean, we've had a few false starts here, but hey, we're here now. Happy Monday to you, sir. We should actually just keep in all the false starts shouldn't we? We should just hit go and just, you know, you'll hear you'll get what you get basically. That's not how we do this anyway. A couple of things. That's what we do. I'm a fan of the blooper. Yes, absolutely. Who is? Well, no, I don't have any alcohol just in case people are offended by that. I don't have alcohol. I have millennial alcoholic pop squash drink thing. I believe it's called. This is how lazy I am, so you get this squashed off right and you put it into the carpet and you add the water to it and that makes it really nice. Concentrate. Concentrated, yeah, so concentrated squash, however, right? And I pour that in. Well, you know what? They've actually developed it now where you don't even have to pour the water. Just put the whole thing in a bottle. So you just drink it. It's like you just literally open it and you don't even have to pour it into the cup, add the water. They've taken that step away. Are you saying they've invented apple juice or something? My drink. It's brilliant. That's not new, you know? Actually, something you can drink straight away without having to mix it with water. No, I know, but if you like the stuff that you mix with water, then this saves the time. Okay, that's very good. Do you know what? I'm happy for you. Is that why you're in the festive mood? Well, Christmas for you. One last thing I have to do today, which is brilliant. I have to say, well, weekend has been just been a nightmare with technology. Just an absolute nightmare. You got lucky. You get lucky. Why did I get lucky? I got the phone call when I was in bed, admittedly it was 8 p.m. in the evening, but you know I got better early. But that was only one call, and I was having trouble all weekend. And I waited and called you at that point. That was difficult for me. I wanted to call you every hour on the hour but I decided not to. And what gem of technology did I give you? Just do it again. Just start again. And I have to say, that's probably not the watch advice considering the disaster that I've been going through. I've been trying to install, as you know, I installed last week paddle els onto the Mac, and basically over the weekend I was trying to get it all set up, so it would all be running and all be working really well. And the one thing I didn't install first, which is kind of weird, was jaws. I waited till the end. I don't know why. I just did. So that was fine. I was actually getting on quite well with no rate on what especially system settings and things that are a lot easier to go through them. So I thought, okay, fine. And I go to the website, I go to freedom scientific downloads, site, to get the jaws version notes, the arm for 64 bit systems version, which is a beta. And I thought, well, I'll just go and download it. And there was no download file. I couldn't find the file to download it. All I could find was a note saying if you want to download it, go to the downloads page. And then it explained that what they've done is they've created this unified installer. So when you install jaws, it will determine the system you're installing on and it will therefore install the right software. Which seems pretty clear, right? Okay. And does it do that by downloading a package online? Do you need an online connection and Internet connection in order to use that installer or is it just one huge package with all of it in it? Well, you can originally you could install and you still can actually just do offer this where you can download the offline installer. And I think the idea that it is for a lot of people who are going into systems, you don't actually do it over a number of different systems, they can just be salute, put it on and go. And you don't have to have an Internet connection to go off and download some of these things. It's a bit like office office is the same. You know, you download a very small package file and in that goes off and downloads the bigger package in the background. So you don't have to do all at once. quicker. It's good for it's good for systems with slower download speeds, you know. But anyway, I go to all installed all went through an restarted as you do, and then it just came up and said, won't start. Just couldn't get the application to start. Just so it can't run on this version of Windows. And I'm like, what? So I can't do it. No error message as such. No pointers in the right direction. No, okay. So I don't know what's going on. And I can only assume that it's something I've done, because usually is. Oh, yeah. Yeah, but of course it is. You would have mucked up. You've done something with the virtual machine settings. You've limited the amount of physical memory it's got or virtual memory or hard day space, you've done something terrible. They'll be wrong. I will say what I haven't done, and you'll be pleased to hear this. I didn't use a hammer, a saw, or any kind of physical systems. To put the software into the computer, I didn't get my hammer out and start thumping the side of the laptop. You'll be pleased to hear hammering a USB stick. But no, I don't know what's going on. So I imagine I'll have to start again. I have a feeling it's something to do with the virtual machine because I've installed it on a number of virtual machines actually in testing. Parallels and it's always what fine. So I have no idea. Oh, you loved it. Windows 11 for arm, which is in beta. We talked about it. You were raving. And also Jules for arm as well. Absolutely brilliant on that. I think you always have to remind yourself this is beta the whole thing is beta windows as beta jaws as beta. I mean, I don't have paddles as in beta or not anymore, but essentially everything is running on a bit of a, it's like the way that Twitch was currently running on Elon Musk's laptop.

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A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1946

The Tech Guy

04:29 min | Last week

A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1946

"Hey, how are you today, Leo Laporte here? Yes. I'm sorry. You were listening to a nice gardening show. And all of a sudden, some guy comes on a geek and he wants to talk about tech. That's it. That's what's happening. And this is it. The show where we talk about computers, the Internet, home theater, digital photography, we talk about smartphones, smart watches, augmented reality, smart cars, the future that we're living in today. It is kind of, isn't it? A little science fictiony. The world we live in, it creeps up on you so gradually, you don't really no, but I mean, we're talking about cars that drive themselves. Waymo, which is Google's self-driving a car company. Just got permission in San Francisco for even more self-driving, no driver inside. Fully fully driverless rides. Now that science fiction. That's straight out of Westworld. The California public utilities commission granted alphabet owned Waymo a permit. Because you have to have a permit. You have to have a permit to cut hair. Of course you have to have a permit to drive a car without a track for. To participate in the CPUC's driverless pilot program, you can transport passages. So this has got to be a weird experience. I think Sam talked about this. He had the experience where he'll be joining us in a little bit our car guy. It's like, I guess, is like an Uber where you have the app and you call it. It pulls up and there's no one in it. It still looks like a car. They still have steering wheels and brakes and stuff. And I guess if you had a problem, you could leap over into the front seam to take off. I don't know. I don't know what you would do. I see to me that would feel very helpless. You're in the back seat of a vehicle with no human Waymo can't charge you for those rides. Okay, fine. What does silly little thing? No, you could do it, but you can't charge anybody for it. Well, that'll be safer for sure, yeah. I don't understand that. I don't understand why you can't charge. DMV, the California department of motor vehicles had already given them permission earlier in the week. So now it's done. There will be no safety driver. That's scary. San Francisco, Los altos, Los altos hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale. In the coming weeks, Waymo says, you can have it's like, I don't go on roller coasters either. It's like, it's like an amusement park ride. Let's see what happens. Get in the backseat. Let's go for a ride. Now, there are humans at some point in the chain. The robot's driving you, but if the robot at any point gets confused, there's somebody back at the home office who get on Zoom with the car. While it's not probably not zoom, but get on something like zoom. And this happened to Sam. Because there's also and I like this, a big safety button. I wonder what it looks like. I haven't seen a picture, but I imagine it's like a big red button in the passenger area that says, get me out of here. Or something. And you hit it. And the car stops. I presume stopped safely. It's not just going to stop in the middle of the road, but it stops. And a guy comes on the screen. Hello, hello. What's going on, man? And you say, yikes. Now get ready for this. The cars are allowed to travel up to 65 miles an hour. Now I'm really scared. 65 miles an hour. And here's a good line from the verge article about this. And while AVs, AVs are what automated vehicles autonomous vehicles on AV is typically struggle to perform in poor weather conditions. Waymo's working to address this, how are they addressing it? By collecting data about different conditions. And then using it to inform the computer.

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A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1945

The Tech Guy

04:17 min | Last week

A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1945

"The phone number 8 8 8 8 two 6 7. 5 5 three 6. I've only been doing this 19 years. Give me a break. 888-827-5536. That's it. You got it. You've got it memorized. Thank goodness somebody does. That's toll free from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. You could still call outside that area. But you'll have to use your Skype out or something like that. We do get calls from all over the world, which is part of the fun. Of the tech guy show. Look at my wires. A little messy over there. Oh, you know? So people probably don't know, but we stream video of the show. The problem with video and technology is wires. Seeing all the masks. Wires. I'm pushing all the wires, but you know, you can only push them so far. True. Then they meet the other wires, and the other side, and you can't go anywhere. And they all mingle and it's just, oh, it's a mess. It's a mess. So I don't know what to say about all the stuff, all the stuff. Well, the tech stuff. It's been kind of crazy this week. Elon, I don't even know. I think a lot of the things that come out of come out in the press and stuff about Twitter are made up wrong, anecdotal. So I don't even know what to believe. Yeah, it's hard, right? Because you have people who are trying to get the story out as quickly as they possibly can, which it was interesting watching how Twitter was the place where the news was breaking about Twitter. But then you have people who are, they take their time, but then sometimes get duped by people who claim to have worked for Twitter who didn't work for this. It's a mess. It's a mess. Here's what I'll say. If you use Twitter and really it's a small number of people. It's mostly a certain groups of people that love Twitter. And unfortunately, one of those groups is the media. So it gets kind of undue disproportionate amount of coverage in the media. And when something happens on Twitter, even though nobody saw it, I just saw this set. And I think it's true. 80% of Twitter users are outside the U.S.. Wow. So of the around 300 million users, only about 60 million are U.S.. So that's a tiny number. And anyway, I guess I'll just say this. If you love Twitter and you use Twitter, it's fine, keep using Twitter because even though it seems like even more have left. Last week, Elon sent out, we know this is true. He sent out a email to the remaining staff. He's already fired half of them. Saying, we're going to be hardcore. And if you don't want to be hardcore, by the way, it didn't define that. Didn't even say what the mission of the company, what the plan is or anything. If you want to be hardcore, go to this form on Google, by the way. Go to this Google form and say yes. Otherwise, we'll start your severance process and you have three months pay. So in other words, say yes or quit. Now, I think a lot of people just ignored it. Right. Even though there was a deadline, the deadline was Friday at about 2 p.m. eastern Pacific. But I think a lot of people just ignored it. But the story from people who were exiting is that a large number, maybe another thousand to 1200 engineers exited at that point. What if you already cut it by half to cut it by half again is pretty soon. There are only so many halves. So I think what happened was through the week through the Friday night and this morning, there was a lot of, it felt like people were saying goodbye to each other on Twitter. It's not sadness. Yeah. Like it's all over and stuff. And I just want to say it's not all over. I was very careful not to partake in that because it's true. Even if they lost every engineer, it's engineered to continue to run. And a good system will run can run for years. There are is anybody running MySpace probably not, but it's still there.

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A highlight from Crypto, Online Safety and the rest of the Week in Tech

Double Tap Canada

05:53 min | Last week

A highlight from Crypto, Online Safety and the rest of the Week in Tech

"Hey guys, welcome along to another episode of double tap for Saturday the 19th of November 2022. It is the weekend edition mark of flaws with me. We've got a coffee, we're gonna be discussing cryptocurrency, what's not to love? I know, crypto comes in. Magic beans. You're listening to double time. The weekend edition. Your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Mark aflalo. Hey Mark aflalo, how are you today? I will get it, how are you, Steven, you know what? I wish people knew what was going on here, but this is our third attempt at doing a show. to be here. The third time, Steven, third time's a charm. Yeah, do you know at least the audio is working? That's all I'm bold about, because we're testing out some stuff in the background here, right? Yeah. I mean, I can hear you. We're testing stuff up in the background and Steven Scott says, as he throws a graphic up on the screen, what he really means is that Stephen Scott has gone ahead and reconfigured his entire office and studio again, and therefore he's trying to make things work for the first time again. I did something as well, Steven. I put a shelving unit into my right. DIY. None of my technicals. I had to build I had to build it, but I had so many little cables and adapters and stuff all over the place. And in my previous office, I had this great tall, tall tall, but very shallow shelving unit with these little black bins. And I said, you know what? I'm springing for it again. I bought the smaller version because I still need to maintain the integrity of the space. And I have so I have half the amount of bins, but I do at least have a lot of little things organized now. So you can come in here and you could say, oh, where are the Apple cables, they're the apple cables, camera batteries, whereas the USB-A to C cables, where the power bricks, everything is nicely organized until I run out of bins and have. I give out a week, I'll be an absolute carnage. All over the place, here's the thing. I've been in this studio for two years now, over two years since COVID, right? And I've yet to vacuum the floor. Because I have yet to be able to get to the floor. So here's what I'm dreaming, okay? This is going on. Just checking in with the CDC or whatever the equivalent of that is around the world. I think we may have found COVID 22, it's in mark's office. So they just went flying at me, I don't know. There you go. That's cool. That's COVID 22. 22 just fell out of the ceiling. But here's what I'm going to do. Here's my goal, okay? Our good friends over at iRobot have sent me their latest Roomba. The J 7 plus that it mops and sweeps at the same time, okay? I'm not the same time. So I'm going to put that up on the main floor. And I'm going to take the Roomba I have from the main floor and bring it to my office. And that way, if I can clear the floor enough in this 4 ft² office, I will be able to have a clean floor. I have to say, you know, it's important in life to have dreams. And I think it is important to try and realize them. And I'm glad that you're aiming at that. I wish it was the point in time where you play in the Martin Luther King speech. I had a dream. I have a dream. That by floor was clear enough. I have what's called genetic accent syndrome also known as gas. And. Every accent sounds the same. But usually that offensive. So how's your week? Has we been? Have you been on Twitter? I have been on Twitter just because it's entertaining me. I've always been a casual tweeter, Twitter, twit, to it, Twitter, I like a twit. Twitter. Yeah. I love watching things explode and implode from the inside. It's kind of fun. Well, that's a fun. To see what people. And it's so funny because God, a lot of people have opinions and are not scared to share them. I wish I was those people. I wore those people. I wish I was someone who was just not scared to really say what I feel and worry it was going to come back and haunt me. Because the stuff people spew out, I wonder if they even think before they speak sometimes. Yeah. Do you know what was really interesting? I watch a lot of Bill Maher, right? I love Bill Maher and I watch his show a lot. And on his overtime on Friday night, he does an extra bit on YouTube. And he was talking about being on Twitter and he said, I got off Twitter. Really quickly. I just came off Twitter, because I realized that that was the place I'd be canceled. And I'm thinking, this is Bill Maher. This guy doesn't care about being canceled. He goes on a shoe every week. He says things that, you know, horrifying a lot of people, he speaks his truth, he speaks his opinion, but he does it and it's very open, very honest guy. But even he feels that is the place. Where you be canceled. And it was really interesting because you this week I had a tweet in a response to a tweet that came out, you don't need to get to the detail of it. But I had put a tweet out and responds to it. And you come back to me and you said, do you know what? I'd delete that tweet. That's going to haunt us in the future. And I'm thinking at the time, oh, come on, it's just a joke. And then afterwards, I know that, but you know what? Actually, you're right. That's the thing that someone will pick up on. They'll turn that against you in the future. Because this is what people do. Whatever you say ten years ago will be breaked up and be put in front of you in a court of opinion. And then that's it. Your career is done. And what you say about Bill Maher is actually quite interesting because he has a TV show. He has a forum to say whatever he wants.

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A highlight from Stories We Missed This Week

Double Tap Canada

04:34 min | Last week

A highlight from Stories We Missed This Week

"This is an AMI podcast. Hey guys, welcome to another episode of double tap for Friday, the 18th of November 2022, as we head into the weekend, Sean and I have been through some of the stories we missed this week. There's more than one let me tell you, and I think you'll be pleased to hear none of them involve Twitter. Your listening to double time. Your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean priest. Hey champ priest, happy Friday. Happy Friday, Stephen Scott. Now, I may be wrong, but I've got a feeling you've said that before. You've said this show is going to contain no more Twitter and yet it always turns up. So I'm going to hold you to this. Twitchy little three zone. Do you want that sounds like you want me to bring up Twitter? That sounds like a challenge. Honestly, definitely isn't no tweets today. No tweeting today. Do you know what I actually have taken about time away from Twitter? I also do what I did last night. I should do before I should say. I spent some time sorting out focus mode on my iPhone. Because all good, tell me all about it because I am so confused. Yeah, I have to be honest, it's not the most logical setup. When it comes to focus mode. The thing was, I was kind of, it started because my wife was getting a lot of messages through the night. I know, but she was getting a lot of other emails and stuff. Probably. Stop texting my wife. But no, she was getting all these messages and pings and pops through the night with, you know, messages and Facebook and who knows well. And I was saying to really you should try and put focus mood on or whatever. And she's like, well yeah, I don't want to put in the phone on silent because what if someone calls us an emergency and I'm like, okay, fine. But the focus mode is actually really good because you can set it so that certain people can be allowed through so you could see for example all calls on notifications all everything except for mom and then mom can call. And yeah, that's why I was kind of wanting to do because for twofold I mentioned it the other day. But I really want to try and reclaim some of my life back from using not so much social media. Just being on the phone generally. Okay. Because I feel that I do spend a lot of time in. And I think to myself, you know, when we talk about, you know, you and I talk a lot about the real side of things in this life. love to embrace a lot of the embryo. And I think the amount of time I waste on that phone I could spend on real. Honestly. Absolutely true. Maybe more productive. I waste on Facebook watch is incredible. I mean, I have seen the Scott family on Facebook so many times. And I thought they were related to me. They're not. I don't know. But lovely people. Who basically create joyous dance videos that are, I think, meant to be, I'm using really funny. And they may well be. I mean that because I think they're visually funny. I'm not entirely sure what was going on on the screen. But you know what? I don't want to sit and watch it. I'm like, why am I watching this? And then you're watching and of course the algorithm just starts picking us on weird stuff. It started off with talk shows and then it started off with clips from Seinfeld and then it just gradually got worse. And you just think to yourself, why am I wasting my time? So I wanted to try and reclaim some of that time and part of it was I think for me just setting out the stall of making the four not give me notifications because there is nothing worse when you get a text or an email late at night. And if you read it, you think, oh, I need to deal with that in the morning. And then you can't get to sleep. Yeah. And I know that the argument sometimes can be just leave the phone out of the room. And that is actually the best advice don't take the phone into the bedroom with you. But what are you going to do in bed? Otherwise. So, you know, I have no idea. Sleep, I guess, is what not. Of course. But we've all woken up at two 30 a.m. and just reached for the phone and wild away 40 minutes, do we nothing really, but yeah, there is a thing. What's it called is known biff phobia, the fear of being separated from your mobile phone and it's a real thing. And I think they're built, I mean, we've got to remember, right? I mean, again, I talk about the whole personal responsibility thing, right? All the time.

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A highlight from Enabled By Technology: Claires Story

Double Tap Canada

05:43 min | Last week

A highlight from Enabled By Technology: Claires Story

"This is an AMI podcast. Hey guys, welcome along to another episode of double tap for thirsty the 17th of November 2022 coming up today more of you have feedback on Twitter and Mastodon and we meet clear sisk who tells us all about how technology has enabled heart to live an independent life and share the positive life and story of sight loss. Your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean priest. Oh, hello, champ Reese. Hello, it's nearly Christmas. Oh, I'm so excited. It is. It is nearly that. I wasn't expecting that, no. I hope you not expecting a present. Of course I am from your enormous mountain of disused tech, I expect something, yes. Mountain of this Yeah, I have to say that is that pile is getting a little bit less these days. My wife is a Scottish charity. And they are always looking for stuff. And I'm like, why did I just give you all this? And of course, my wife is just like, yes, please, come on. There's the big bowl. Come on. Santa of tech. Your tech Santa. Exactly. That's it, yeah. It's just lying here, right? I'm much rather I went to some use for people. So if someone can benefit from it, then great. I tend to find I have an abundance of. Do you know what it is though? When you see them on sale, I know Black Friday or something. You think, what, $15? I was like, I'll have three. I don't need them, but they're a bargain. It's wrong not to buy them. I think it's ridiculous. Yeah, I think it is wrong to buy. It's almost morally repugnant, not by them. That's such a bargain. It's just like so cheap. When is Black Friday? I'm always confused about the actual date. This coming Friday. No, I have absolutely no idea. I've had emails for like three weeks saying Black Friday sale. And I'm like, where is it? When there's Black Friday? Is it just every day now? Is every day like Friday? I had it before like for three days, was it? I think it was early access prime members, Black Friday, three day extravaganza, and then it's just who cares? Really? Oh yeah, I will be honest. I pass a couple of years when I've gone on because we were doing a thing yesterday. We did, I think, for the RNA in the UK, we did a technology session with them. And one of the questions we got was what you guys looking out for at Black Friday. And the truth is I honestly don't know what I would what I would be looking for. I mean, I'll be honest, things I'm buying mostly at the minute from hours are cables. I have boxes of cables. Oh, I know. I love a cable though. Is that the geekiness? Is that the nude in us? Because one thing one cable I'm looking for right now is a USB-C extension cable. So USB-C to USB-C extension. Yes, yes. I'm sure get it from somewhere. But that's what I'm looking for at the moment because I want to connect because I've got one of these monitors. It's like a Dell PC monitor. But it's got a USB connection. Well, it's not the best and fairness, but the good thing is that it's got webcam in it, it's got speakers, and so I'm thinking for the PC I've got. I want to hook it up to that so I can use a lot of particular applications onto test. And what I'm thinking is I would imagine that the USB-C port in the monitor is going to deliver the webcam, the speakers, the microphone, whatever is in there to the PC. It will also be hooked up to a laptop, it would charge the laptop as well, but it's not a laptop as a desktop PC. So that part doesn't matter. But I'm wondering, okay, so can I extend USB-C? I think I can. Of course you can. Let's see, the thing with USB-C is that because it's capable of delivering power, like you just said, that it's quite, I think it's a hundred watts, or 75 watts, maximum. So you got to be careful because you know some of the capers like some USB-C cables for your laptop charging are quite thick. And there's also some which I just wore a data transfer, which I'm quite thin. So you need to make sure if you're going to use it if it's transferring any sort of power through it, you want to make sure it's capable of not just going to burst into flames, basically. Well, I have to say, busting into flames is the least preferred option. Yeah, I am against it in general. I know I do it regularly on the show. But I'm a general against it. In terms of the power law, you can switch that off in the monitor that there is an option on the monitor to see dulce and power, down this particular cable. Of course it's not. And it's just horrible little four buttons, saddle monitors. It's got the power button. If you go from right to left, it's like the power button in the outside, and it was four buttons on the inside. And then they all change every time you press them because they become something else. I'm holding up my phone. I've got my fingers underneath. I feel like I'm playing the violin. And I've got the four buttons, my fingers. And I've got the phone up with iOS saying, left a bit right up. No, no, no, that one. With the little joystick on the back. I have no idea what it does. I don't even know how to turn this thing off. And I'm telling you, I also said this to you before, but the Samsung monitor that I got, which was the I think they do a 27 inch version, and they do a 32 inch version.

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A highlight from What Happens if Twitter Gets Hacked?

Gadget Lab Podcast

06:36 min | Last week

A highlight from What Happens if Twitter Gets Hacked?

"Lauren. Mike. Lauren, have you tried to download your Twitter archive yet? No. Because in the words of the poet, Mary Oliver, when the time comes to let it go, you just have to let it go. You just have to tweet like your life depends on it, hold it close to you and then let it go. Okay. I had this thought recently when I was at Blackwater pond. Really? You went to Blackwater. I was, I was actually there. But no, I guess if I'm being truthful as a journalist and as a professional keeper of the historical record, I probably should download my archive. Have you done it yet? Not in years now. Have you deleted all of your super secret DMs on Twitter? I've deleted some of them, but I'm not sure that I actually deleted them. Okay, we need to talk about this. Let's do it. Hi, everyone. Welcome to gadget lab. I am Michael calorie I'm a senior editor at wired. And I'm Lauren good. I'm a senior writer at wired. And we are also joined by wired security writer lily hay Newman. Hi lily. Welcome back. Hello. Thanks for having me. As always, it's a pleasure to have you here. So look, we know we have been talking about Twitter a lot on the show recently and sure we are journalists and journalists are obsessed with Twitter, but for today's show, we want to talk about Twitter one more time, but specifically because Twitter is currently suffering some security issues that have wide implications. Since the new boss over there, Elon Musk laid off roughly 3700 employees two weeks ago, many people have been keeping close watch over Twitter to see what kind of chaos might erupt. Security professionals and data privacy wonks are watching and they're probably sighing a lot. But hackers and attackers and scammers are circling the platform as well. Lily, it is always fun to have you on the show. Even if when you're here, we always end up talking about these doom and havoc situations. But I guess the first question about the security situation at Twitter we have to ask you is this. What is going on inside the company that we know? With the recent layoffs and resignations, how stretched is Twitter's security staff? Yes, this is an important question and there isn't a ton that we know super specifically, but first of all, half of the workforce was laid off. We just know that broadly. We know that Elon Musk currently is actually encouraging even more people to leave if they're not willing to commit to like a super intense work all the time approach they have until today I believe Thursday to consent to mega death Twitter or something. And when we've also seen Musk conduct public firings via tweets just in recent days and two and a half weeks ago or so at the beginning of this whole regime change, we saw Musk broadly fire many executives of the company or have them step down, including some who work on privacy and trust and identity issues. Within the company. So just all of that paints a picture of an internal situation where they're just aren't probably going to be enough warm bodies to do everything that was happening a month ago. And for security, that's always a big issue because security is all about monitoring. It's all about constant vigilance, always improving, always investing more. So this is just a climate that is not going to be conducive to strong cybersecurity defenses broadly. So we know there have been a lot of layoffs. We know that in the missive he sent out earlier this week where he said, if you're not hardcore, don't bother working here. He also says that engineering would be the primary focus with design and product management taking a backseat within that engineering structure we just don't know how many people are going to be focused specifically on security. Is that correct? Right. And certainly, you know, I don't at least have a sense in the new world order, anything about team structures or things like that of how many resources and how many people are going to be dedicated to those things. And keep in mind that IT is also a highly intersecting department with security in any organization and things can be structured differently at different places, but just running an organization's devices and servers correctly is a security issue inherently. And speaking of that, we've already seen some things break down from the outside, right? Earlier this week, there was a an issue with the SMS two factor authentication system on Twitter. Yeah, you know, I did a story about how users were reporting that they couldn't receive authentication codes for logging in or for things like downloading their Twitter archive, they couldn't receive those codes via SMS. And when we tested it internally at wired, not everyone was having the problem, but some of us were and in one case, someone received a code on a delay. They got the SMS text message many hours later, which was strange. The Twitter comms department is currently either nonexistent or much reduced. So there isn't a good way to get official comment right now about these types of things. So we don't even have a clear sense of how those texts get sent or used to be sent or is it an integration with a third party service as is often the case where another company will provide the SMS infrastructure or is it something Twitter does in-house? Who knows? And I also took one for the team, meaning all of you listeners and wired readers out there and tweeted at Musk directly to I was going to ask if you had done this yet, okay? Yeah. And I'm clearly still on the podcast to tell the tale, so I'm doing all right. Thanks for checking in.

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A highlight from Installing Windows On To A Mac

Double Tap Canada

04:35 min | Last week

A highlight from Installing Windows On To A Mac

"This is an AMI podcast. Hey guys, welcome along to another episode of double tap for Wednesday the 16th of November 2022 halfway through the week and today finally yes finally I'm doing the demo you've been asking for for a very long time, putting windows on the Mac. You're listening to double time. Your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean priest. Hey, Sean priest, how are you today? I am very good. Thank you. And I'm so impressed by you, mister Scott. Oh, what have I done? Well, I mean, you're here for one thing, exhausted, sweaty after toiling away all night. So I can only assume it was all night. On the demo today. Yeah, that's exactly right. I have to that's right. I am a hero, but here's why. I'm a hero. Not for the reasons you think. Because, you know, yes, I am going to toil today and earn my crust. But this demonstration. I think it is a crust, I'll get for this one, because you know what? I don't want to talk it down. You know what? It's not the greatest thing in the world. I'll tell you why, because here's the problem, right? I'm just demonstrating how this program works, right? People know how these things work. So you know what, I'm expecting a slew. That's a great one, isn't it? Yes. Of comments. From people either saying this was the best demo they've ever had in their lives or Steven, don't give up the day job. What can they not just be? It was all right. Can we not have meh, I believe it's called. You have to be really kind of on one side or the other. I think of something. So I know how it works. I'm looking forward to it. Okay. Well, yeah, we are going to be talking. I am really pleased that this today, because truthfully, I have been, this is not just for demo purposes, but actually because I kind of want to put windows onto this particular machine. So it's kind of helped me along to actually get this process moving. I have to talk a little bit about view of CR again, because I know I've mentioned it before, but I honestly, it makes this process possible. And it's not just for this. I was in an application today, actually, yesterday actually for the broadcaster pro. And it's not an accessible app. It's just the same with a lot of these apps that you get on Mac. You'll sometimes be able to hear the buttons for the minimize the maximize and the close. And that's it. And the title of the Yeah, and that's also a web rapper. Exactly. Totally inaccessible inside. Yeah. But you can't get into it, you know. It's like those packets used to get for lightbulbs. You can't get in. It's like, are you on this thing? It's really horrible sealed plastic that I think the thankfully got rid of. So it's kind of like that, right? You can't get into the detail. So this is where VOC out comes in. Because what it does is it takes a snapshot. You can have it dig a snapshot of the whole screen, or you can have a snapshot of the window. And that's what I use. So I'm going to show you how I use that today in conjunction with paddles. But I was using it with broadcaster app yesterday, and you know it's not brilliant because the app itself is pretty terrible. I mean, even things like where you click on the mouse to, for example, there's like a transfer recordings button, which lets you open up the SD card inside the broadcaster. So you can bring the files across to your Mac, right? Or desktop, whatever. And it's just impossible because the transfer recordings for the text is, it's not the link. It's not the button. There must be an image or something. Next to it. That is, but that's not getting views. I was not getting focused on that. Not good enough. Not good enough. Come on road. Come on elgato. Come on Logitech. I will admit, right? So yesterday I bought something. It's not unusual, I know, but I did buy something yesterday because it's Markov's fault to be perfectly honest. Of course, it always is. Yeah. He sent me a link and he says, hey, check this out. And within about 5 minutes, I had ordered it. Because elgato have come up with a new stream deck, and it's brand new. It's got the stream deck plus. And what it does is it's similar to the original stream decks. But instead of just having buttons, it also has questionably a touchscreen, although very much like the touch bar on a Mac, just a little terrible drip. And then below that four physical buttons or knobs actually that you can use.

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A highlight from A Catchup Over Coffee

Double Tap Canada

04:17 min | Last week

A highlight from A Catchup Over Coffee

"AMI podcast. Hey guys, welcome along to double tap for Tuesday the 15th of November 2022 I am Steven Scott, Sean priest will be joining me today. You know, we have not done this for a long time. We're going to have a little chat over coffee or sorry in Sean's case. Tea. If you're listening to double time. Your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean priest. I doubt you divide an audience, right? Exactly. Let's start a debate and have rant about tea or a coffee. Tina coffee wish do you prefer? I am a coffee guy. I'm a coffee guy. No, you're crazy. I'm your tea is the way to go. Teas relaxing. It's almost dignified. If I'd be sleeping all night and I am no use to anybody while I'm sleeping. I'm really much sustainable and while I'm awake to be perfect, but I do my best. Do you not get you to eat with coffee? If I have too much at night, like I did once, I came in here to the little office and I sat down and I thought I'll do some editing because I just couldn't sleep so I thought I'll do a bit of editing. I'll just have a coffee. Didn't even think of your time. And then when I went to bed I could not get to sleep and it was out onto my heart was going to be a thousand miles an hour and I thought that's not good. Tony, let me get that right, kilometers. Oh well done. Yes, well done you, mister F would not be impressed if I didn't see it. No. You know what? It's Tuesday. I like, I like this. I'm feeling relaxed. I'm feeling cozy this morning. Stephen. I think this is the right. It's the right ambience. Right? Definitely. Definitely an ambience. I have to say, we are the least French sending people on air. Well, yeah, but we're closer to France, aren't we? Yeah, that means nothing, right? It's not far. It's not fun. No, it's not fun. You have to write. I will say though. Just drawing about the carton a little bit on our little shoe here. Yes. Thank you. I was relaxed. I had a way. I think you're forgetting we are. Right, so I did a great interview yesterday. I put y'all. You did. I did a great interview yesterday with a guy from Google. His name is Sanjay, and he was involved in the creation of the guided frame project. Feature in the new pixel phones. And he talks about the work he does. And what's really interesting. We're going to be getting the interview on soon. But he is going to be talking about the work they do at Google with the community. So they actually bring people in from the community to not only assess the features, but also talk about what features should go into product. And even from a grown up, not like, or what we have a new device, what do you think of it? But actually, how would you want to be involved in this? And what would you want in your products? And I did try to find out what new products and projects they're working on. I think I've got an idea just from his answers. What he's working on in the future. All right, Sherlock. We'll talk a little bit about that when we get the interview on but I would really enjoy the interview. It was just a really nice conversation just to I'm excited back. And it's not like this, you know, it's just nice to sit back and chat about stuff and you know, did he have coffee? He didn't know. He had a bottle of water because you know he's a silicon gallery. Silicon Valley silicon galley was that Silicon Valley guy. That's what I was trying to say. Yeah, very, yeah, very zen and health and fitness. Yeah, exactly. Not like us in here with coffee. Espresso with two sugars. I mean, I have to say, probably not the best option to have. Sugars for me. Have you? Yeah. No sugars. Taste disgusting. Yes, absolutely. I got to say, how cool is that though, right? We're seeing this with the Microsoft inclusive labs. This getting the community involved. You wouldn't hear about that with Google, otherwise.

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Microsoft unveils four Surface computers and a new folding phone

The Vergecast

02:05 min | 1 year ago

Microsoft unveils four Surface computers and a new folding phone

"Big surface event panos pumped mega pumped screens folding cameras. Improved walk straight yet. So there was eight devices into an update to the so basically the context of this is mike. Smith has a bunch of new surface devices for windows eleven so they will drop in on october fifth and they also have an android successor for the surfaced u as a substitute so got surfaced. Pyrite which. I think. I wrote before they still announced but this is the kind of one. We've been waiting for years. Kind of minas ov- redesign but some Screen changes and internal changes. Fundable this stuff. So that was kind of expected and then really minor change. The surface pro acts as a wifi modal. That was kind of like okay. Cool that's happening. Then the surface go free again. Might changes Prices up upgrades this stuff. So yeah k- cool. We kind of expected that. As well. And i guess the surprise Surprise we were expecting a new surface book. But it's the surface laptop studio so replace but team that sort of name and like the way they did it but basically it's a complete redesign at the surface book. So gone is the detachable display. Which i guess i didn't like pessina and a faint everyone Questioned is it full. I don't think the surfaced laptops g necessarily has a good answer to who is it for either but the the actual design is essentially if you remember the odor acer laptops with the the screen folds for almost pulls food or hatred. Folio they post on. It is kind of that design. So it's not really like the unique design that you would expect from the surface of us. That's kind of like myself really focused. Previous who has been very unique hinges and stuff is like a kind of unique hinge in that sense for the overall designers. Yeah it's like one of those crazy eight laptops that we saw many years ago just looks a lot better and more refined

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Xiaomi Unveils Its Own Smart Glasses

Daily Tech Headlines

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Xiaomi Unveils Its Own Smart Glasses

"Xiaomi plans to launch their own smart glasses challenge facebook's ray band stories powered by a quad core arm processor and running android. The device will take photos with a five megapixel camera and also display notifications messages provide navigation translate texts in real time and even make calls with the wearables built in mike and speakers. All this is expected to weigh fifty one grams slightly heavier than facebook's mark losses and no price or release date has been

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Apple Facing M1 MacBook Cracked Screen Class-Action Lawsuit

Mac OS Ken

01:20 min | 1 year ago

Apple Facing M1 MacBook Cracked Screen Class-Action Lawsuit

"Have you suffered from a cracked screen on your m one mac folk cold the law offices of mcguachie. Oh and hristo actually. Don't call their offices but do know that they're leading a class action lawsuit over the issue. Apple insider says the suit follows an investigation by the law firm and to easily cracked macbook screens that accuses apple violating various warranty consumer protection and false advertising laws. According to the complaint. These problems often develop while the class. Laptops are closed. Many class laptop owners have reported that they first observed cracking and or display malfunction when opening their devices from close position others reported their screens cracked as they adjusted the screens viewing angle in an ordinary manner. The reasonable consumer would not expect such activity to damage their device. Let alone caused an obscured display and or screen. Crack that impairs the functionality. Oh no the gun. Get sued apple insider says the lawsuit which demands a jury. Trial seeks a declaration that the mac book screens are defective. Various damages to the plaintiffs in class and attorney's fees and costs among other prayers for relief.

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