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A highlight from #SGGQA 252: Sony XPERIA 1IV, Apple Testing USB-C iPhone, Social Media Catastrophe in Texas

SGGQA Podcast – SomeGadgetGuy

05:32 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from #SGGQA 252: Sony XPERIA 1IV, Apple Testing USB-C iPhone, Social Media Catastrophe in Texas

"To another episode of the Monday morning tech chat show on the SDG QA podcast channel. I'm Juan Carlos bagnell, AKA some gadget guy, the of this terribly named podcast, but the QA is the important part. Question and answer. We like to make this an interactive conversation about the top tech news stories that are hitting the web. It's why I like to hold my show on a Monday, sort out our feels, maybe some news broke over the weekend. We've got some pretty big politics news to get through this week, but I'm still gonna try and keep the news block a little bit more efficient. I don't know. People tell me in the chat right now. I feel like the last couple of weeks, I've been on a pretty good flow kind of squishing all of our links just a little bit, still trying to point out stories I think we should keep track of. But spending a little bit more time at the end of the podcast for our gadget block and getting to talk about some really cool fun toys, like the couple of weeks that I've spent with the Xperia one Mark four before I literally put it in a box today to send it back to Sony. It's like I'm purposely stretching this just through this morning so I can hold up the one Mark four is a prop on the video version of the podcast. I'm already seeing an amazing group of folks here in the live chat. Here in the live chat, my voice is already getting shaky. That's a little twitchy already. I'm seeing otaku, gabo letta, my tech review JMX warrior, farhan, Gary, the fireman. What's up, Gary? He's saying hey geeks. Dust adore Dave burns, TED Talks tech. Twin folk tech Ben pye so Kauai grounded tech Dan. Gorm lord, fat produce. Everyone say, hey, Andrew, good morning, Andrew. I mean, this is a good crew. I'm loving this. This is going to be awesome. Farhan 88 93. If the 5 mark four is not coming, then the one mark four is definitely in my wish list. And what up, Gary, how have you been? Love to see Gary the fireman in the chat. Oh taku, don't say tech news. Linus will show up in sue us. I don't know. I don't think you can like trademark tech news. I feel like I've been producing tech news a while. I think we're safe. But folks, oh, everyone say Gary the fireman, a huge congratulations, Gary writes my daughter got married last weekend. It's been a crazy few months. Congratulations. I'm so excited to hear that. And happy well wishes to both families as you've made your family larger. I hope everything went well during the ceremony and reception. That's amazing. So congratulations. That's truly awesome. So here let me get this out of the way there. So I mean, Gary, obviously had a great weekend. But I hope everyone else had a lovely weekend too. I had to post on the Patreon. I did sort of a little BTS production diary entry just I have been, I've been burning the candle at both ends. And there's been some really cool stuff coming out, like these are videos and projects and write ups and collaborations that I'm really excited to be working on. But man, I mean, I think you could see it. If you caught last Thursday's best of our week, where TK and I just look like we're whooped. We just look tired. And don't get me wrong, I'm old, so I always look kind of tired, but I look like I looked like tired for my age. So starting this week, this is the Monday, I'm excited to hit the ground running. We've got a great crew of people to jump in and chat with. We've got a lot of news to get through. I feel like this is going to be a really, really a really strong week. I've got some really exciting stuff coming out. So I don't want to kind of burn too much time here. We do have some housekeeping, some links to talk about. Some of these projects that are, like, I've been sitting on some of this stuff for a while. It's been killing me, not being able to tell people everything I want to tell them about the Xperia about the one more earbuds, which are now not sitting right in front of me. Why don't we jump through some housekeeping? I haven't done an over under in a while. It's 9 O four in the a.m.. I think I can finish before 9 14. I think I can finish some gadget guy housekeeping in ten minutes or less. So let's get to it. Here, let me get this back. We're going to screen share now and here's a better picture. This is the one more Evo review true wireless earbuds with ANC. They're real good. I'm really excited to spend some time with one more. They're one of my favorite true wireless and Bluetooth audio companies. I've been using their neck band like crazy for years now, and the Evo are a nice continuation of the one more mission. So there's a full review on true wireless with ANC, their dual driver, earbuds, and now they support ldac. This is a nice premium tier audio listening experience.

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A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1894

The Tech Guy

05:30 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1894

"To talk computers, and the Internet and home theater and digital photography. Smartphones, smart watches, you know, all the stuff the digital technology stuff that's making life both interesting and difficult at the same time. 88 88 ask Leo is my phone number. If you want to talk about it, 888-827-5536 toll free from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada outside that area, you can call the same number using Skype out and it should be free, I think. I'm pretty sure, because it's toll free here, so, you know? 888-827-5536. There's a website. Yes, there is. The website is tech guy labs dot com, and that's where you can get links to the things I mentioned. You can get a transcript of the show audio and video the show after the fact. It's all there. Tech guy labs dot com. Just look for episode 1894. Let's see, on this day, in 18 94, I wonder if anything important happened. Something not probably in technology. Japanese. Well, maybe. Maybe Japanese scientists, Shaba Sabu, kita Sato, discovers the infectious agent of the Bubonic plague and publishes his findings in the lancet. No, that's it. The motion picture, motion, you have film and TV, 1894. What happened in film and TV? A couple of things. William KL Dixon captured Fred OT sneeze. As a motion picture at Thomas Edison's black Maria studio in west orange, New Jersey. The first sneeze caught on film on this, but wasn't this day, but in this roughly, this time frame in 1894. April 14th, the first public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope, first public movies began in this year in 1894. So there, yeah? First college basketball game. University of Chicago beat the Chicago YMCA 19 11. Games were lower scoring. In those days, the horse racing starting gate was invented in 1894. The International Olympic Committee was founded in 1894. And the United States golf association formed. So it was a very good year. And that's the episode number 1894 this week. In more modern times, Google had its developers conference, they called Google IO. It's off to work I go Wednesday and Thursday of this week. They announced, as I had expected, a pixel 6 a phone, they have a kind of a stagger step, TikTok, product release cadence, they do in the fall, they do the high end. In this case, it was the pixel 6 and the pixel 6 pro. That was came out in October. And then middle of the year, they do a refresh of that high end for about half the cost. In this case, 450 bucks for the pixel 6 a, which is, I think, in many respects, a very good, very comparable phone. It has the same chip, which is interesting. They're not putting a slower chip in there that Google designed tensor chip. And that empowers a lot of artificial intelligence on the phone. Camera, it's just one, I think it's just one lens. It doesn't have as good a screen. You have to make some sacrifices to get the price down, but not bad. And people often are asking, I don't want to spend a thousand, 1200 bucks on the phone. What's a good phone for half that? And I always say the a series pixel, phones, last year's 5 a the year before is four a this year's 6 a now. That's the good news. Bad news is you can't order it till July 21st. Two months from now, more than. And it won't arrive till July 28th. Holy Kim moley. Holy cow. That's got to be the supply chain. This thing is just a mess. Just a mess. You know, it's a variety of different things. It's COVID. It's factory shutting down. It's a problems in the United States with, I guess, a lack of truckers, it's a mess. Chips aren't being made. It's a mess. It's also some of it's not COVID. Some of it is increased demand. We're buying more computers, we're buying more doodads and doohickeys. So they can't keep up with the demand. They're building now. What you know what will happen, right? They'll build a bunch of factories. They won't go online till 2025. In fact, that's what Intel is saying right now. Yeah, maybe in a couple of years, things will be better. Maybe even three, what is this? 2022, 2025, three years. It's going to all be better because they're building a bunch of factories that will be ready in two or three years, so they're going to start cranking out chips.

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A highlight from Googley, Googles, Googler, Google I/O

Android Central Podcast

04:34 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Googley, Googles, Googler, Google I/O

"Hello everyone and welcome back to the Android central podcast we're sorry we took a little bit of a break last week, but we are back in full swing. My name is shruti shaker. I am a writer at Android central, and I've got my lovely guest today. Jerry Hale and brand, hi. Hi, I just realized I'm out of smokes. Oh my God. Well, we're gonna have a fun episode today. All right, and I've got Nicholas such trick. I think that's the first time I've said Nicholas as opposed to Nick. Hi, Nick. Yeah, I mean, I guess that's what it says in Skype. So whatever. It's all good. And I've got Andrew myrick, hi Andrew. Hi, shruti. Okay. So our episode today is, I mean, you can kind of guess from the headline that I gave at Google Google's Googler Google IO, we're going to be talking about everything that came out of yesterday's presentation developers conference from Google. And yeah, I'm just going to throw it out there and kind of start it off. What were your initial thoughts about the entire presentation? I mean, we have a section about hardware and how they presented that. And I don't want to get too much into it, but just in general, what were your thoughts who wants to go first? I'm digging through this ashtray for a long cigarette but someone else can go first. Are we talking IO like the entire thing? The entire thing on one. All right. Entire thing in general, what were your thoughts? I was pretty happy with it. I think they did a good job presenting most of the stuff this year. For once and we'll get into this later. I feel like their announcements for just general software updates and platform updates and that sort of thing were more exciting than the hardware updates, which is kind of ironic 'cause I'm pretty sure they've never announced this much hardware on IO. Yeah, and again, yeah, we will talk about that. Yeah, it's kind of interesting how, because I also would agree with you, Nick on that. I was, I found that their software updates were a lot more exciting and the way they presented the software updates were definitely exciting. I want to start off actually before we get to that Andrew and Jerry, what were your initial thoughts about the overall IO presentation? I'm a software guy. I don't get excited over hardware. So I thought this was a better Because I don't know, they seem more excited about some software changes. And usually when the developers are excited to changes are going to be pretty cool. Kind of like when we're writing, you know, if you're excited about a topic that you're writing about, it just comes across a lot nicer. So I feel you. Like if a developer is excited about something, it's going to come across well in the way consumers experience that, right? Right. Andrew, any thoughts? Other than it feeling like it took forever. I was pretty happy with it overall. There's a lot of a lot of neat stuff coming out, even though I'm not a more geared towards hardware as opposed to Jerry, but yeah. Neanderthal. You know me. All right, well, let's get into some of that software stuff because I want to, I want to leave some of the hardware stuff in a second, but you know, yeah, and what everyone had said so far, they did come up with some really cool software things like one of the first things. And I think Nick, you were super excited about this inner group chat that we kind of set up while we were watching the whole thing. But this whole immersive, better immersive feature with maps. You can now explore rooms. This ability to allow people to experience things and places that they've never been to. And you were particularly excited about that. Tell me tell me your thoughts on that. Yeah, so I'm for one curious how many of these types of places we're going to see on maps because I think Google was starting out with 5 or 6 cities. I had to go look back at the article, whatever. But later this year, it's launching in a handful of cities. We'll go with that. And you know, of course, they're all big cities, Tokyo, New York, et cetera.

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A highlight from Erin Lawrence with a Robot Vacuum Cleaner Showdown and What is the Right Monitor for You  HGG534

Home Gadget Geeks

07:12 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Erin Lawrence with a Robot Vacuum Cleaner Showdown and What is the Right Monitor for You HGG534

"We've got some thunderstorms rolling through, but I've got Aaron Lawrence with me here tonight. Aaron, how's it looking, you're a Canadian and you're used to maybe questionable weather are we going to be okay as the storm is rolling through? What do you think? I sure hope you are because I don't know if I can take the reins if we lose power and lose you and how long that could last for. So hopefully it's going to blow out on you and you won't have to worry about it too much. I think we'll be okay. Ryan kirshner is in the is in the chat. He says storm season. He's down in Kansas. And they get it first, and then it comes to us. So he's still there, I think we're going to be okay. So of course, we post the show with world class show now sat at the average guy. TV, big thanks to Paul bran, who joined us last week, always great to have Paul on and a wealth of information. If you haven't gone back and listened to 5 33, you should a little bit extra long, but you know, Paula wish brings great content. So Paul, thanks for coming on last week. And then big, big, big, big thanks. And this is going to tie into the show. Chris, Colin sent me some more island coffee. We'll talk a little bit about this. You know, this is the coffee that powers the podcast coach on Saturday mornings. This is what I drink, Aaron. Island coffee, EIL, and these are that up there. Out of Richardson, Texas. Chris sent me green room, which is just my absolute favorite. And then he also sent me espresso delicato. I don't know if I'm pronouncing that, right? That's beautiful packaging. Is it a great color, nice wrap, looks good. Whole beans. Coffee by the wrapper, I'd buy it. They do a nice job. Listen, if you're kind of a coffee snob, these guys are doing some of the best. They're not paying me to do this. Chris is just out of the goodness of his heart, sent me the coffee, right? You should try them out. And the island coffee, Richardson, Texas. They'll ship. I get it shipped here. And I get a couple pounds at a time. Chris, thanks for sending that coffee over. Aaron, you're a big coffee drinker, right? And recently you did a review that didn't go so well around coffee. Can you talk a little bit about that? This may be the worst review in tech gadgets. It's Canada history. Well, wait a minute. Are you saying, do you ever get you said it's a dud? That's hard for reviewers. It's hard to review to give it bad review. So when it is bad, it's really bad, right? It was really bad. And the big problem with this device is it didn't make coffee. So it's an espresso machine. This is, we're talking about the Mila CM 6, also known as the 63 60. And it's a super automatic espresso machine. So what these are supposed to do is you pop the beans in a hopper in the top, you fill up the tank with water, you press a button and out comes your espresso and this one had a milk jug, I guess, and it would also feed the milk in if you like the espresso based drinks with milks like lattes and stuff. Trouble is I did not get even one single ounce of espresso out of this device. So I had read when I bought it. I bought it off Amazon. And there was a couple of reviewers just folks average people that said, I couldn't make this work. There was something it got into some kind of loop and it just wouldn't work. And I thought, come on. These are folks. They're not tech bloggers. They don't know what I know. I can get anything to work. So I got at home, unpacked it, and go through the setup sequence, which you usually have to do. You choose your language, you put it on Wi-Fi, so you can make remote espresso from your smartphone. Of course, you're sitting in the living room. You want a coffee? By the time you get up, it's there. This is possible, supposedly possible with this machine. And in the setup sequence, there is a place you get to, where if you touch the wrong button or the wrong selection in the menu, it puts you into this descaling sequence. So, and what it wants to do is clean the machine. So it wants you to add a cleaning tablet, refill the tank, run this cleaning sequence, and then it's supposed to pick up where it left off. So I thought again, I'm a tech blogger I can figure this out. I would run this D scaling sequence, and it'll be fine. Except it's not. So it went through the descaling sequence about four times. There was absolutely no way to exit the sequence. So again, I think, well, this is simple. I'll call Mila customer service and they will just tell me what to do to get it out of this sequence. Except they can't. So the very nice customer service agent, I will say they were quite kind, but admitted there was nothing they could do. There's nothing I can do. There's no ability to reset this on the device or to exit this sequence. So the only options available to me were to ship the machine back and try ordering a new one or take it myself to an authorized Mila service dealer, which at that point was two hours away from my location. So I was kind of flabbergasted. I've never been in a position where an hour out of the box, the device doesn't even do the thing, the only thing that it's supposed to do. So I was pretty frustrated with that, Jim, and I'll honestly, that's probably one of the worst review experiences I've had. And you're just stuck. And I really pity the folks that get a couple months into this, but you know, maybe they don't touch that wrong button in the setup sequence. And they get three or 6 months down the road. Or they opt to skip the D scaling when it comes up and they just keep making coffee and then eventually they have to do it, and it's out of warranty. And then they're stuck. That's a $2000 machine, right? I paid $2200 for it. And fortunately, and I give a huge shout out to Amazon on this, they took it back, no questions asked, refunded my money right away. And I put it out to my YouTube audience and my social media audience. And I said, you know, should I try again? Based on the other reviews, this is not an uncommon problem. This is a known issue that Mila hasn't dealt with. So should I just roll the dice and try again, or should I throw in the towel? And pretty much universally everybody said,

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A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1893

The Tech Guy

03:38 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1893

"Hey, hey. How are you today, Leo Laporte here? They attack a guy. It's time to do the tech guy show. What is that? Well, it's where my casar and I talk tech. Computers, the Internet, home theater digital photography smartphones, smart watches, augmented reality virtual reality, we brought Micah in because we needed a young person to explain TikTok. I'm talking TikTok tech and the SnapChat. Old folks have to explain to you Facebook, right? Yeah. What does that tell me about this thing? Is that funny? That's become now your parents, social network, parents, social media, yeah. The young people seem to like SnapChat still. I thought SnapChat might get superseded. But TikTok is really the king. And I say that because my son, who's roughly your age, is all over the TikTok. Yeah. All over the TikTok. So I guess that's the next big thing. He went over to visit a major TikTokers $7 million house the other day. Wow. She has sent me pictures of the guys garage, which features 8 or 9 Jay Leno style classic cars. I said, he didn't make all that at TikTok. He said, yes, he did. How is it advertisement? I guess TikTok is starting now, finally, to share ad revenue with the creators they didn't do that before. We live in a world. This is what's interesting. First of all, times are tough, right? We've got an imminent recession. We've got massive inflation, there's no more baby formula. Thank God I stopped using that a while ago. Yeah. There's self off. Bitcoin is under $30,000. NFTs are collapsing. So we live in kind of economically hard times, right? But there is power and the power these days is with the young people who won't work at bad jobs anymore. They just say, no, you know, you could pay me 7 25 an hour. I don't think so. And creators who now thanks to YouTube, TikTok, places like that. Have a lot of juice. And everybody, I think everybody under 25 wants to be greater. I asked my son, I said, don't become famous. It's not good. It's not all it's cracked up to be. Famous people go crazy. Just look at Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Famous people, it's not Elon Musk. Just look, it's not good. He said, dad, in the future, everybody will be famous. I said, oh, okay. said, my whole generation is going to be famous. You know, my younger brother has that mentality. When I was a kid, you know, everybody thought they were going to be an NBA player or an NFL player baseball player, right? Sports. I'm going to be rich in sports. Now, SnapChat and TikTok and things like that. And only fans. And you have to think about the dopamine involvement there. If you do start to get those likes, you start to have that dopamine cycle. What happens when you end up losing people afterwards? Where do you find that dopamine? No. I know. And really, where do you find it? You can't go anywhere else. Nothing else will give that same kind of cycle. You can get in a radio. Yeah. No, never mind. Elon Musk on Friday. In the morning early, he was up early. You might get up early.

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A highlight from Return of a Tweeting Trump, Remembering the iPod & Double Tap Goes on the Road

Double Tap Canada

08:04 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from Return of a Tweeting Trump, Remembering the iPod & Double Tap Goes on the Road

"Welcome to double tap Canada, the show where blind people talk tech. Have your say, call us, text us up to 8 four four 9 7 one 1999. That's 8 four four 9 7 one 1999. Tweet us at double tap Canada and find us on Facebook. Just search for double tap Canada. Now here's your favorite double tappers. Oh, hello. Hello, hello. Welcome to double tap Canada. It is I in a very echoey room. Sean priest is with me in person. What is going on Sean priest? I know, I don't like it, Steven. I'll be honest with you, I like it when there's a degree of separation between us and now we're in the same room. It's weird. Do you know why this is? We tell our lovely listeners why this is. Sorry, let me for legal reasons I have to redo that. Our lovely listener. Thank you. Why we're here today. It is because we are in a lovely London. I should say London, England. Yes, right? With the whole world has been turned upside down here at double tap candidate this week because we are on the move. We're on the road. This is the first time you and I have been out of our respective on your case shed shared in my case mansion for several years. How does it feel to be back on the move again? Do you know what? I was a little bit anxious about it, but no, it's good. It is good. It feels nice again to get to get back together, doesn't it? It does. It does feel nice to get back on the road again. And you know, the weird thing about this is we're sitting here doing this and sitting to my right. Is the man. I'm scared. The myth. The legend. Not Mark half a la la la lo. Because he's too cheap to fly to the UK. But we do have mister F he's here. Mister Frank. I ordered the one who provides money when we ask for it. That's nice. Yeah, and I hope you provide me that introduction that I could use it maybe at my funeral. You want that music, do you? How are you? I'm wonderful. Thank you. It's great to be here. It's great to be with you in person. Yeah, welcome to the UK. Thank you. Thank you. It's been beautiful so far. Yeah, it's great to be here. So you've been here for a couple of days now. I have, yes, yes to hang out with what I call AMI audio's British division. This is the British divinity. The British are coming. And a nice Canadian came over to visit the Brits. That's right. It's like an Agatha Christie story, isn't it? Without the modder and detention. Well, not yet. It's great to have you here. And yeah, you've decided to come along to, of course, do all your meetings and know your very important business. We just came for the free food into London. That's basically how a watch, right? It was. Of course, if Andy's pain, I'm having that pizza and that star and that pudding. It was top notch. We didn't have a stunt hang on. Did you ever start her? Well, no, but I could have done. That's what I'm saying. It's mister F I'm slightly scared of him. So I played it safe and just had a tiny piece like that. That's very good anyway. Yeah, but yeah, so it's interesting because obviously sanctioned this program. And I think it's important people realize this is a sanctioned program. We don't just turn up on every week. Although I think some people do think that. So just to confirm this, I just want this on record here. You approve this program. There is a thick contract with all kinds of provisions in there to protect AMI from you, Steven. So yes. If you want to call it sanctioning, justify yourself. That's a good word for us that sanctioned English. It's going to says it all from the program. So what's your story with tech? What made you want to text you on the network and what's your own sort of story with it? Well, I was back in the day when personal computers and the Internet first came out. I was really interested. I had one of those dial up modems and I created a website in 1994. I was in the hospitality business in those days, and it was a menu for my restaurant. And I thought, you know, the civil servants in Ottawa where I was working across from across the street, they would happily log into their Internet into their computers, to see what they'd order from my restaurant. The only problem was nobody knew how to use the Internet yet. You were way ahead of the game. And I was both on netscape and the other one. What was the other one? Was it Oprah? Explorer? Navigator. I don't remember that one. Right. That was my first one. That was my first website. It was on that. That's amazing, yeah. And I've had every flip phone in every other phone and everything along the way. So yeah, I'm interested in it. I'm not nerdy about it, but I'm interested in it. And then I find it fascinating. And I find the evolution of tech in what is done for the community that we serve at AMI, incredible. And it's about the most important thing we talk about on a consistent day to today basis on this channel is what's new in tech because people who have adopted tech have I think made some strides. It's funny because I know from my own point of view and shon does this only too well, but I was always passionate about making mainstream tech understandable that blind people could use that. And that was only really in what the past 15 years that's been possible. Yeah, really? I mean, let's be honest, it was the iPhone to put that to the forefront. As soon as we got voice-over on the iPhone, that made all the difference to mainstream and specialist tech, the vision just sort of blurred even more. So yeah, absolutely. I think it's interesting to say that it's not. Because you still say and I exactly the same, I still say geeky or nerdy when it comes to technology, but that just isn't the case really. Of course, you can go that far. But technology is so mainstream now in every day. It's sort of it's an everyday topic, like Andy said. Yeah, it does. But I think it's because of the fact that technology is simple. I mean, you remember the days when you get a VCR, remember those days when you have VCR and you get like a 500 page destruction manual that came with it. Now you get an iPhone that can basically do as much as that machine that took Neil Armstrong to the moon. And you get nothing with it. You got better paper and an apple sticker. And you think, that's just wild, right? It's made for mister F it's made from mister F, yes. That has to happen. Every time. This is one of these right. So we've got this little mix and desk thing to come with the road with us. And it's got all these daft sound effects built into it. But that one is yours. You're getting that one, man. I've been waiting all my life. I don't have anything for Sean. Sorry. Come on. I don't have anything for you on this. You say daf sound effects like the ones we usually play are sensors. Listen, we also talk about today. Are you going to hang around for a bit with us? I want to talk about this. And besides what else am I going to do here in London by myself? And no one's up in Canada, but this point. So you can chill. This is a great thing about being in the UK and working with Canada is that you get the whole morning to chill out. You can lie in. Yes. It's where you get the call at 10 o'clock at night. That's less appealing. But you know, it's great. But I just want to say from us and I mean this sincerely. We have such a great time doing this show. This isn't a picture of season the next season. But it kind of is. But honestly, we love doing this show. We love doing it, and we know the audience love it as well. Some of them. And we just adore it. And I just want to thank you for your support and all of this seriously, because we just love it. And I know we would probably still talk and talk and talk. But we just be talking to ourselves. Yeah. And it's nice to talk to other people. It's a true honor to have you on the channel. Our listener really loves you. And whoever they are. We love having you and you're a huge part of the family at AMI and you're on TV or on audio, you're everywhere podcasts, you name it.

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Talk to the wrist: Alexa is the best smartwatch assistant

Gadget Lab Podcast

00:39 sec | 6 d ago

Talk to the wrist: Alexa is the best smartwatch assistant

"Sure. Is that really the best use of my time? Oh, I'm sorry. I thought I was talking to my Google Assistant. You do have an assistant on your pixel phone there, don't you? Yeah, and that's all I use it for, setting timers. Just timers. Pretty much. Alarms. Sometimes. What's the weather? Never. Do you ever call it Siri by accident? Never. That's probably better. Well, the assistance getting much better. This is what we hear. And we heard about that today this week at Google IO, along with a bunch of other things. Yeah, like a lot of stuff. And we're going to talk about all of it on this week's show. Let's do it.

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A highlight from #SGGQA 251: Net Neutrality for California, Apple Sales Slump, Google I/O Expectations

SGGQA Podcast – SomeGadgetGuy

07:31 min | Last week

A highlight from #SGGQA 251: Net Neutrality for California, Apple Sales Slump, Google I/O Expectations

"Bagnell, AKA some gadget guy, the SG G of this horribly named podcast series, but I'm sticking to it. 'cause the important part, especially getting into the second bit, the QA is what we're really looking for. So we want to make this an interactive conversation, kind of breaking down some of the top tech news stories that we've been following, keeping an eye on. Also just so we can sort out our feels. I like to hold my show on a Monday so we can kind of get through the week, maybe some news broke over the weekend. We can kind of come back fresh, start the week off right. And I'm already seeing an amazing group of techies, tech love and mama, jumping in right from the beginning. We've got Dave burns. We've got Barry Johnson, Ron Guido, twin folk tech, otaku, JMX warrior bull pup. Yeah, I said uh taku, gaba letta, nice legs, M 9, nice. Fat, 88, 93, aditya Anil. We got a great crew already. This is going to be a fun conversation. See, I was about to say the word conversation. And then I saw that coppa cache just jumped in to say good day and asked as a saying happy Monday. Well, happy Monday to you too, Dez. I'm glad you could drop by. So we've got, we've got a bunch to jump in. Oh, I actually got a highlight. That was Dez's first comment. I just got the first time chat highlight. And Trey, I'm here ish. Hey, everyone. Hey Trey, what's up, guys? So I got to say just to jump right off the bat. I did something silly. Some of the guys I'm a Discord. Whenever good deals pop up, people might share links and stuff. And Ted, I don't know if Ted's in the chat right now, but Ted Ted popped into the audio gear category on my Discord. It was like, hey guys, there's a deal going on for these earbuds. And I'm like, yeah, like I don't have enough earbuds. I'm going to screen share this. It's only going for today. It ends, you've got 12 hours on this deal. So if you're catching the replay or if you're hitting the audio version of this, this deal will be over. But I bought some more earbuds because I'm kind of a sucker for a good neck band, and we haven't gotten a lot of wireless neckband earbuds. These are the out sounds AU flex, noise canceling wireless in ear headphones. They were originally $200, and now you can buy them just for today for 29 95 dual driver and not just dynamic driver. This is a dynamic driver and a planar magnetic driver, which support ldac. So these are a little older. I think they were originally launched back in 2019, maybe early 2020. So they've been around for a little while, but they originally launched a $200 neck band 22 hours of playback, active noise canceling with a planar magnetic driver to drive the mids and the highs and a dynamic driver just to give you a little extra base. So I pulled the trigger on them. I do not need more headphones, but oh, do I not have them on? Yeah, of course I've got them on my desk. I really do need to do a better job of talking about like, well, these are the things that I really use because these are my one more dual driver neck bands. Still, some of the first sport buds that I'll reach for, even for some of the incredible true wireless that I've been reviewing lately. I'm a big fan of just neck band, not another thing that goes in my pocket. I don't have to worry about them falling out. I don't have to worry about putting them in a case. So I'm still a really, really big fan of neck bands. And to get a planar magnetic driver, I'm very curious what that's going to sound like. A dynamic driver for the lows and a Planer for the mids instead of a balanced arm. So if you want, I'll drop a link, hold on, let me see if I can drop a link here. I don't know how this is going, because I'm doing the chat on restream. So let me know if that link shows up proper. I don't even have my Twitch chat up. Oh, I'm real good at the streaming guys. Oh, I'm super awesome. But so I think they're currently on sale on Amazon for like 60 bucks, but this is like, you know, kind of a fire sale price on B and H so 29 95, yeah. That's impulse buy territory for me to add yet another pair of earbuds to my collection. Oh, my corcoran. Okay, McCormick says, oh, I own these, you know, drop a comment or are they pretty decent? I remember when they came out and I was just like, oh man, I wish I could pick up a pair of these. I don't think I can drop 200 bucks on a pair of earbuds right now. And then I kind of forgot about them. But at 30 bucks, yeah, I feel like even if they're just pretty good, 30 bucks should be, you know, real nice. Oh, and asked as says the link works fine. Excellent. So I don't normally do. You're like, hey, big deal, shout outs. But when minutes before I'm about to start a podcast and I see in my Discord that there's this crazy kind of audio gear sale. And I literally just pulled the trigger on it. I kind of felt like that was worth mentioning. So we'll just see. J next warrior just bought them too. I am in an enabler. Oh, McCourt says, I love them at 200. They were great, and I bought a second pair when the price dropped to 50. Awesome. They have ldac, amazing IEM shape. I was telling anyone, I was telling anyone could. I could to buy them. Excellent. Excellent excellent good. So just sharing a little acoustic joy, you know, the mission is always treat your ears better and fingers crossed. These come in at 30 bucks, 30 bucks for seeing that's also what's kind of exciting is there are a couple little tech bullet points, right? Ldac, noise cancellation, dual driver, I kind of feel like you're in a good safety window there if you're looking at something that's got kind of like a more premium approach to the sound quality because audio stuff doesn't cycle the same way as like camera and display tech. So I've been rocking my one mores these are now two or three years old and from here they're the revisions of the neck band sport neck band that I was using before, which I think now that's getting on like four years old. You can kind of ride that stuff out and you find something that you like. So let me just kind of get comfy and kind of settle in here and take a quick sip of coffee. Tech level mama. I'm gonna get two for my boys. Yay. Congratulations, your boys are gonna love them. I mean, I hope.

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A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1892

The Tech Guy

05:55 min | Last week

A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1892

"The Internet home theater, digital photography. We got your smartphones. We've got your smart watches, all that jazz, 88, 88 aspect of the phone number 8 8 8 8 two 7 5 5 three 6 toll free from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, I am in Northern California, but Google for some reason thinks I'm in Wilkes Barre PA. All I wanted to do was watch The Kentucky Derby. Boy, you know, Google's really gone downhill. Am I wrong? Google has really gone downhill. The search engine is still okay. It's gotten worse. There's a lot more junk in it. And a lot more greed. And it's certainly clear that Google is under no obligation to protect our privacy anymore. And in fact, it's actively seeking to prevent us from doing the same for ourselves. But I subscribed foolishly perhaps to YouTube TV. It was kind of a cable substitute. 65 bucks a month, that's cable TV. Territory. But I got the locals and all of that. And then foolishly, when the Olympics were on last winter, I spent another 20 bucks a month for four K, even though there's very limited four K content on there, mostly the Olympics. But that's 85 bucks a month. Now we're really talking some money. And I should have paid more attention because about two months ago, Google started to say, hey, you're in Wilkes Barre again. No, I'm not in Wilkes Barre. But there was no seem to be no way to tell it otherwise. I don't know why it thought I was. It had something to do with locations permissions or something. I don't know. Probably, I'm thinking, had something to do with all the stuff I run for my privacy like VPNs and you block origin and next DNS and all that stuff, stuff to protect me from advertisers snooping on everything I'm doing. I don't think Google likes that so much. I kept saying you're in Wilkes Barre PA, I said, no, I know I'm here in the Bay Area. No one ever urine Wilkes bar PA. Well, finally, today I wanted to, like I said, I wanted to watch The Kentucky Derby and it said, no, you can't watch anymore because you're in Wilkes Barre PA and or you're supposed to be your home is in Wilkes Barre PA. But you seem to keep being in this Bay Area. Well, yeah, because when I signed up, that's where I was. I have never left. In fact, the last two years I haven't spent a lot of time traveling. And I've never been to Wilkes Barre PA. Ever. So I thought, well, no problem. I'll go to tech support. You know where this is going. If you have any issue, it says there's a link on the page, contact us. I click that link. It takes you to a bunch of useless suggestions. And there is no other way to contact them. Now, I understand, if you're not paying Google for a service like Gmail or Google search, you can't really expect them to offer much support. It's expensive. But I'm giving them 85 bucks a month. I think I should get at least a little bit. I mean, as much as I would get from Comcast, nothing. Then I tried to cancel. Oh, good luck. It seems to have decided that since I am insisting on being in the Bay Area, even though I clearly live in Wilkes Barre PA, it's not going to let me cancel. Wow. Wow. Wow. I've been for a long time I've been mentioned when we talk about email. Oh, yeah, use Gmail. It's free. But and you know, every once in a while, we'll get the calls. Remember, very nice person who called and said she went to Google's offices in Irvine and banged on the door because they'd taken away her account and she couldn't find it. There was no way to talk to a human. She nobody came to the door and Irvine. Maybe there's somebody in there, maybe not, I don't know. But they sure as heck aren't going to the door if somebody's banging on it. Yeah. Yeah. I think Google has, I don't know what's the wheels are coming off, aren't they? My friend, Mike Elgin, who's been a Google watcher and like me a Google fan in the sense the early years he was a big promoter of a Google+, which is Google's failed social network. He was all in on that. I think as he learned a lesson. He says, the problem is the CEO, the guy at the top of alphabet, Sundar Pichai, is terrible. And I said, well, come on, cow bad could be. But here's a company that really should own the world at this point. And instead, the wheels just seem to be. Falling off. Falling off. It's too bad. I'm going to have to stop recommending YouTube TV. And Gmail. I guess, what are you going to do? You could use DuckDuckGo that's another search engine. It probably will start using that. It's kind of hard to get out of the Google verse though. People have tried. Was it Kashmir hill who a couple of years ago did a New York Times piece on trying to get big tech out of her life, including Google and failing miserably? This is probably cause for concern. They're so tightly embedded in everything we do that it's almost like you can't get out

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A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1891

The Tech Guy

03:46 min | Last week

A highlight from Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1891

"One 8 9 one for a may 7th, 2022. So you can go right there and there'll be links to all the things that talk about. In fact, sometimes it takes a little while, maybe a day or two afterwards audio and video from the show will show up. On Sundays, we put all of the links to the music, our musical director, professor Laura, take a bow. If she was with her baton, she puts on the show, so because I know people always want to know, what was that great song you played? That's all there. Audio video. What else one other thing when relatively new thing? We've added transcripts. They're written by a computer, so they may not be perfect, but they give you an idea. Transcripts, and that way, in fact, they have a time code. So once the audio and video get up there, and you've got the transcripts up there, you can easily jump to the part of the show you want to reiterate, regurgitate, repeat, 88, 88 ask Leo. Okay, somebody in the chat room saying, but what we want Star Trek in Star Wars. It's on my mind because they have a new Star Trek show. And I haven't watched it yet, but everybody's going crazy about it. So that's why it's on my mind. It's the prequel, the captain pike prequel. See, I did. I talked about Star Trek. I didn't mean to. Sorry about that. You know, us nerds. We can't, we can't not. Frontier when I say the name frontier, a chill goes down the spine of many people who have many of them in the southland of California because frontier took over for the local phone company and caused I remember when that happened a few years ago and man, we got the calls the nightmares. Federal Trade Commission sued them in May of last year and on Thursday, frontier agreed to a settlement with the FTC and district attorneys in Los Angeles County and riverside county representing the people of California. Frontier must pay, says the FTC 8 and a half $1 million to California. For investigation and little litigation costs. No, you don't get any of that. That's to California. You get $250,000 distributed to frontier customers. In other words, you're going to get buck 25. Sorry. But you do get the satisfaction of knowing that frontier has been mildly spanked. Just a tap. Just a little tap. Frontier must also make changes such as letting customers cancel service at no charge, always bugs me when the cable companies do this. They charge you to cancel service. They charge you. It's like, well, you can't leave us unless you pay, I can't believe that's would even be legal. What if you decided to, you know, I don't want to use a dry cleaner at the street. I want to use the one across the street, and they charge you. It will be $80 to quit. What? But that's what the cable companies often do. Anyway, frontier can't do it anymore. They also must discount the bills of California customers could be you. Who is, well, not if you're not in California, but who have not been notified that they are receiving, and this was one of the big complaints DSL service that is much slower than the advertised speed. That's the FTC talking. It was much slower. Frontier lied, said Sam Levine FTC bureau of consumer protection. Director. Frontier lied about its speeds and ripped off customers by charging high speed prices

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A highlight from Paul Braren with an Insteon Departure, the EV Decider and Heat Pumps for the Win  HGG533

Home Gadget Geeks

02:15 min | Last week

A highlight from Paul Braren with an Insteon Departure, the EV Decider and Heat Pumps for the Win HGG533

"Spring and is almost here. We're supposed to see some 70° and sunny weather tomorrow of course we'll post a show now. They got Paul brear tonight. He always does great show notes. So I always say world class shown us, but tonight we'll have some in mind, Paul will always heat Paul does the best show notes for someone who's not the podcaster that I've ever seen. So Paul, thank you for the work that you do. Your show notes are incredible, Paul. Thanks. First of all, Paul, welcome and thanks for all that you do. Thank you so much for having me here. And I appreciate the shout out on the show notes though. It takes some time, but glad that I can type pretty quickly. I know you do. I am always, I'm always stunned, I think in some of the early days, maybe it wasn't as much, but you've refined it as you've gone along. And I want to say about starting about 6 or 7 years ago, like at the end of the show, you'd have the evening or the next day, you'd kind of have a recap out that was like a million times better than anything I ever did. And I was like, jeez, thank you, Paul. So I appreciate your talent, you're certainly using it. You've always been a tech guy that's had the incredible ability to document for folks who don't know if you're a new listener to a home gadget geeks. You should head out to Paul site tinker try tin ka TRY. It'll be all over the show notes. Tinker tri dot com. And Paul just has the most comprehensive posts of anybody that I know. If I ever, if I ever need help with anything, I'm going to go to Paul site first to see if he's written on it. Because Paul, one of the things you do, one of the things I appreciate about, appreciate about you and the way you do your site is if you don't just write it once and you're done. Like you write it and then maybe something changes. So you go back in and correct it or maybe you get an update because you did something and or you got an update like in the ring days. You got an update from the manufacturer, right? And then you went in and add that information to it. So your posts are super comprehensive. How often do you think you go back and revise update, edit a post that you put out there? It seems like you keep them you keep them pretty up to date. What do you think? Yeah,

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A highlight from Terrible TTS, Virtual Coffee & Accessible Coconuts

Double Tap Canada

08:15 min | Last week

A highlight from Terrible TTS, Virtual Coffee & Accessible Coconuts

"This is an AMI podcast. When it comes to romance, dating can be tough. When I meet new people, it is something I think about, you know, like, are they going to judge me? Are they going to think it's weird? Access a variety of relationship advice and love stories. If there was just more exposure of disabilities in the community, it would have been so much easier for me to not have all these questions and concerns. Into you, new podcast episodes drop every first Thursday. Welcome to double tap Canada. The show where blind people talk tech. Have your say, call us, text us up to 8 four four 9 7 one 1999. That's 8 four four 9 7 one 1999. Tweet us at double tap Canada and find us on Facebook. Just search for double tap Canada. Now here's your favorite double tappers. Oh, hello, hello, hello, welcome to double tap Canada. It is I Steven Scott back with you once again for another hour of deliciously beautiful technology talk. And yes, we are actually going to talk about technology this week. What we do every week. With mark up a la la la la. You're right over there. I'm here in spirit. Oh, I see. Okay, what you buying now? I don't know what you're talking about. Click Amazon clothes. Check the basket, check the delivery address, payment methods. As champ Reese is also here, hello, I'm pretty sure you're buying anything on Amazon, of course you're not. Of course not, you know me. It's funny, isn't it? It's just, you can always tell when someone's not listening to you properly, though. I don't know what it is. You just know that Mark was just somewhere else. He wasn't here. And right here, he's always somewhere else. He's a busy guy. He's busy. Does he? And then there's here. Anyway, good to have you with us. In spirit or otherwise. Yeah, we're here for another week of the thing that we call double tap Canada. And you know, I want to start off guys with an unknown announcement. Uh oh. This just in I'm gonna let music finish. Yeah, we're all waiting for the bed to be. Hear you. It's so long for that to stop. Honestly, could someone fix that? Okay, so here's the thing. I think everybody should buy an Apple Mac. There I said, I've just said an you're going to shoot at me. Isn't it tiring? How much of a fan boy he is? We're going to ignore the sound that just happened. Who's at the door Stephen? 'cause someone just cut my front door. Well, I quickly unplug my arms. I turn on do not disturb on my videos. I'm sure I did. Anyway. Stop K do the subject, Stephen. It's exhausting, Mark. I'll be honest. We've lost the track already. The answer to every question from Stephen is, oh, just get an Apple Mac. Just get a MacBook, just get an M1. Yeah, I know. I've gone ahead and units Steven right now, so you can't even speak. You've got the value. Not even that I have the power. It's just that I know that it will take them at least 5 to 6 seconds to find the mute button with the screen reader. I have the advantage. He's on camera here. We have the microphone. Let's turn him back on. Hello. I'm glad you did because I would never have found that mute button. To turn the bed down. Interactive, quick nav mode of your beautiful Apple Mac to find the mute button, or maybe even the item picker. With the spin of Graham cooker on a PC. Well, here's the thing, right? If it just says button, it doesn't mean anything. So, you know, that's the problem with on this thing. The mute button is just button. The good news is I figured that out. So at least I know that when it says button, it's a mic mute. So, you know, every cloud. Anyway, yes, I do think that people should buy Macs. And I'll tell you why, because here's the thing, right? I am loving the market. And here's why, because now I found item chooser, control option I, VOI, if you're a voice-over user, the best thing in the world ever. Then as long as you know what you're looking for, or you've got a rough idea you're looking for, you can navigate websites, you can navigate the system. It's so much quicker, you know, yesterday shown than I were on here, I think. And we were trying to do something. And hitting him, tabbed and tab tab. 14 hours. And I'm just like, wouldn't there go? I'm there. And seconds. No, no, no, no, no, no. Item chooser has been there since the very beginning. We'll admit it's incredibly useful. But it's not the answer to everything. You still need, look, it's just makes up the no, it makes up for the awful voice-over model of interacting and the VO left and right. It's awful. And the item chooser is just like a slight silver lining in the, I'm going to say dog droppings that he's voice-over on the things. I've said it. Sorry, narrator and Windows, which is of course the glorious delight, which means everyone's canceled their jaws contract and oh, I've just heard freedom scientific in the sparrow have gone bust. Oh no, hang on, that's not the case. I'm not pushing narrator as a, it's better or worse, actually. I'm not, no, NVDA is the king for me, but I'm just saying, voice-over isn't fit for purpose. I've got a question. But it's a billing option. The voices on these screen readers got any smarter with the use of AI. The reason I ask this is because I've been using a new service to play with what they call synthetic voices. They sound pretty pretty damn good. This is just ridiculous, Steven. What was that? Thanks, grandad. That's great. Is that great? His name is his name is Arthur. This is just ridiculous, Steven. I was terrible. Do you want to hear a natural voice here from narrator? My name is not granddad. Okay, here we go. Oh, fun with TTS. I love my wife and I used to do this in computers back in the 90s. We used to stick a little phones in our MacBook and I was power books back then, and we'd make it say really rude things in the class. It was very funny. As Sean playing as audio, are we just going to say here for the next time? I'm sorry. The next hour I'll just wait. Riverside dot FM studio, double tap Canada studio personal. Search window. What if that was at normal speed? Because I know you've sped that up intentionally. I just spent the time to slow that down. Okay, right, okay. For the model in the room, let's slow it down even more. That's offensive, isn't it? Riverside dot FM studio. Start window, search, search box, edit, type here to search Cinco de Mayo. How's that? It's nice. Wow. That is nice. I am not a muggle. Here's where this gets creepy guys. Okay, this is a kid. Take a listen to this one. Wow. I am not a muggle. That sounds pretty scary. Yeah. Do you know something? I actually think that sounds quite good. Does it? Well, the voice is good. Yeah, but that's the thing, right? So young kids, not a muggle. That's terrible. Who got a lot of time? We got a lot of work to put into this stuff. But it's interesting, isn't it? Because there you have voices that can suit kids that can suit young adults and even people like Arthur. So that all works out quite nice. And it's interesting because yeah, whoever author is. But I do think it's interesting to see how these voices have developed, yet I will say to your question mark. No, they haven't really developed that much in screen readers. They have on the Microsoft side and kudos to Microsoft on this. They've brought in some fantastic new voices. On the Mac side, they're still using a lot of the old voices. I mean, there's a voice on there called Fred. There is, I guess, the Mac equivalent of eloquence on PC

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A highlight from Kara Swisher's Take on Twitter

Gadget Lab Podcast

06:07 min | Last week

A highlight from Kara Swisher's Take on Twitter

"Mike. Lauren. Mike, now that you've had a little bit of time to get used to the idea that we're all just creating this free content for Elon Musk on Twitter. How are you feeling about it? Apprehensive? Are you going to quit Twitter? I don't think so. I'm still too addicted. Well, then if you quit, you also wouldn't be able to see tweets from other important people like Kara Swisher. Heaven for foe. And she's kind of a big deal. Should we ask her to come on the show? I think we should. Let's do it. Hi, everyone. Welcome to gadget lab. I'm Lauren good. I'm a senior writer at wired. And I'm Michael kalari, I'm a senior editor wired. We're also joined this week by a very special guest, the one and only cares for sure. She's a longtime reporter, media entrepreneur, New York Times columnist, host of the popular sway podcast and co host of the pivot podcast with Scott Galloway. She's also my former boss and former podcast co host and the person who I could say you never want to get into a parking fight with. She joins us from Washington, D.C., hi Kara. It wasn't a fight, but go ahead. That's exactly right. Kara was always going to win that one. Yeah, exactly. All right, so for those of you who might actually remember our old podcast to embarrass to ask, which Karen and I did for the vox media podcast network. In the second half of the show, we're going to revisit that format a little bit and we're going to ask Kara to answer some of the burning questions that you sent to us on the Internet. But first, we really wanted to bring you on camera because we wanted to talk to you about Twitter and Elon Musk. You have interviewed Elon, at least a few times before, on stage, a coat, conference, and on your sway podcast. So you have a lot of insight not only into his business dealings, but like who he is as a person and what makes him tick. So what has changed? It seems like he's changed a little bit. He sort of moved over to the and recent side of the equation or that way. He's been sort of palette around with the right right now. Say more about that. What do you mean? Well, it's interesting because I find Elon to be if someone who's already funny, he's sort of unexpected. He tends to surprise you. You never know where he's going to come down on anything. And he's sort of in virtual signaling to the right or the right of definitely sure the right of Silicon Valley and the right itself sort of retweeting them, being sort of growing it up with them. You know, they're thrilled because they are permanently aggrieved and so therefore anyone cool that's sort of looks their way is just, you can feel the excitement, drip off them, sweating, sweating. And so I think, you know, he's surprising me that he's doing this much, you know, conspiracy theory and today was there was a story in the daily mail about this group that it seems like they're just like against Elon Musk and they're making it into a he's trying to play it like it's a conspiracy theory. It's very typical group of people on the left are pushing back on what he's saying and so he's turning them into some global George Soros conspiracy theory. Obviously one of George Soros's foundations is involved so that makes it easy. So I think we've gotten a little more, I don't know what he's doing. I don't know if it's an actual change or he's just doing it just to piss people off, which is also one of his favorite things to do. I think what you're describing is really a broader political climate Silicon Valley. Because there is this perception and perhaps misperception that Silicon Valley is very liberal. But it's a different kind of climate, actually. I don't ever think it was a climate years ago. I said this. I said, silicon Yale is not liberal. I don't know what you mean by liberal. I think they're very selfish. I think they're interested in money. I think they're interested in themselves. I think they're narcissistic. I think they're very much more Republican in traditional Republican than you think. There were some obvious Republicans like Meg Whitman or John chambers who were very declared. You know what I mean? Who talked about it? And they're more traditional Republicans. And in fact, the magnitudes of the world are sort of allied with Democrats now, which is, you know, which is interesting. And then there's this whole strain of I used to call it libertarian light that was sort of represented by Peter Thiel or Keith rabois and others, and they've certainly moved further. I don't know where they've moved. I don't even know what to call. It's called the new right, but I don't even know what to call it. You know, JD Vance, who was a tech person also for an investor venture person. Who just want to know Ohio. And so it's more of a, you know, the governments at the same old same old, which is the government is incompetent. We are the masters of the universe. We know what's good for everybody. Listen to us. We make money and therefore you should listen to us. They have a whole bunch of tropes. It's a little bit disappointing to see and not really caring about women or people of color or gay people, not really caring to comment on these things. You've heard crickets around the abortion thing, for example, from leaders. Just caring about their own little slice of the world, which I always thought they were like this, so here they are. Being like this. So if that's the if that's the worldview of the elite, the people who run the companies. What about the rank and file? Have you talked to people at Twitter and gotten their reaction on the sale? Yeah, they're more liberal, obviously. They're more, I would say, none of them are like super liberal. That's the thing. It's really funny. They definitely give to Democrats. I would say there's very socially liberal and very open minded in that regard. But I think probably a lot of people at Twitter are upset. They don't just don't know what to expect and that company's been like a goat rodeo since it was founded. So it's been one big emotional roller coaster for everybody's work there. And so it's just another one and this guy seems, you know, can seem like a bully, the things he did around vijaya, which were very clever the way he did it. You know, he sort of pointed to her, but didn't point to her by name. He left it to others to figure it out. And then was like, you know, what me worry, Alfred E Newman. Like, what are you talking about? I didn't point to her. And supporters did, and he didn't to be fair. So Elon Musk, for those of you who aren't familiar, Elon Musk pointing to one of the top executives,

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Microsoft unveils four Surface computers and a new folding phone

The Vergecast

02:05 min | 8 months 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 | 8 months 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 | 8 months 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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Razer Says Its New Mechanical Keyboards Have ‘Near-Zero’ Input Latency

Geek News Central

01:08 min | 8 months ago

Razer Says Its New Mechanical Keyboards Have ‘Near-Zero’ Input Latency

"Are you a razor keyboard band. Unlike the razer keyboards. I i do. I've got one in the office. I don't game just like the tactile feel of those particular keyboards. Any become the closest to matching the tactile. Feel keyboards that. I've used for years from hp All those keyboards of mine have basically died on the vine but razor says this new mechanical keyboards have a near zero input. Latency for gamers. The huntsman be to his option has optical switches and an eight thousand hertz polling rate so Again if you're if you're game or you probably like these a lot But i do like the razer keyboards you do. Pay a heavy price for them. They're very expensive. And what is this gonna cost. One hundred eighty nine dollars is what it's gonna cost for that keyboard so not in inexpensive investment but for gamers out there any competitive advantage with a little bit faster. Click will definitely Will pay off the

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GoPro Unveils the Hero10 Black

Daily Tech News Show

00:24 sec | 8 months ago

GoPro Unveils the Hero10 Black

"Launched the hero ten black action camera able to shoot up to five point three k at sixty frames per second as well as four k. Up to one hundred twenty frames per second and super slow mo two hundred forty frames per second at two point. Seven k with a fifty dollar a year ago pro subscription users can upload videos directly from the camera to the cloud while charging the hero ten blackhawks four hundred ninety nine dollars or three hundred ninety nine dollars with a go pro

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The Apple Watch Series 7 Is Here

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01:55 min | 8 months ago

The Apple Watch Series 7 Is Here

"Joining us is our resident wearable guru scott stein. Welcome scott. hey thanks router so. The apple watch com got buried underneath the attached for the new iphone thirteen. And that's natural. Most folks are going to gravitate towards the phone. But it's notable because it actually got a redesign. How is the series. Seven different from previous innovations. Well it's weird because all the rumors have been pointing towards something really big in terms of the design. And what we got was not a big redesign. It looks mainly got a larger screen. Which happened with the series four. So it's another bump up in reducing the basil's it curves a little around the edges which is interesting for apple because they don't really play with that much but we've seen things like that and other devices otherwise it looks exactly the same and then all the claims after that are about things like durability in faster charging what were your initial impressions It doesn't seem like you were that impressed. No i totally was not impressed. I was pretty letdown for me. It's that it looks like apple. Knows they have a successful product and they are kind of sitting a little still with it and to. I miss the days. When wearables experimented more. I think that the landscape right now is is looking at a lot of new Health tech and sensors samsung's galaxy watch for the pit sense. Admittedly a lot of these may fall flat. And you know they're weird body analysis. I don't need that The stress sensor. But i also think apple's behind on things like sleeps sleep tracking Being able to maybe pull more with the optical heart rate sensor temperature which could be used potentially for competitors do things like wellness readings and readiness scores. So yeah let down

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Apple Fitness+ Is Coming to 15 New Countries With New Types of Workouts

Mac OS Ken

00:51 sec | 8 months ago

Apple Fitness+ Is Coming to 15 New Countries With New Types of Workouts

"I said yesterday that today. We had some of apple's other tuesday announcements you know the things they announced both our services related i. The company has adding workouts functionality. And more countries to apple plus a piece from tech crunch runs us through that on the new workouts. The p. says apple is adding pilot as a collection of workouts. Meant to get folks ready for snow season than winter sports. And they're adding guided. Meditation every day says tech. Crunch fitness plus will add guided meditations that focus on gratitude. Mindfulness and calming these experiences will be available in both video and audio form and could pose competition to apps like head. Space and call

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Will Facebook's Ray-Ban Smart Glasses Make People Uncomfortable?

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

02:01 min | 8 months ago

Will Facebook's Ray-Ban Smart Glasses Make People Uncomfortable?

"Look so good in these ray vans and you could catch the envious stares of people who can't believe how good you look because these glasses are built through a partnership with facebook. They allow you to take photos and share video via cameras in the frame. It's the latest attempt by silicon valley to reap bundles of money by using tech to make classes more than glasses. Google and snap have also attempted it. We here at marketplace tech are a camera shy group and the prospect of many more cameras makes us nervous. Susan landau is a professor of cyber security and policy at tufts university. She says there's a reason we'd be uncomfortable. We're always different when we know we're being recorded if i'm walking down the street with a good male friend of mine i might have them on the back. I might even put my arm around them or they might do that to me. Sort of thing that were completely comfortable with. I wouldn't be uncomfortable with my husband knowing it but getting recorded about it. I i would feel edgy. I was a behavior that i just one do. Could this potentially be useful. I mean i have a co worker. Who says that She's bad with remembering faces and was wondering if this might help you know her. Keep track of that. Of course that would be useful I'm also that with remembering faces and and of course it would be useful to have. I have one colleague whose partner would a whisper tour. That so-and-so and That seems more friendly way to do it. So yeah there's certain instances where it would undoubtedly be useful but in any tool that collects data You have to ask. Is the benefit worth the cost. Facebook says the glasses have been built with privacy in mind. The glass of have an led light that lets people know when you're taking a photo or video and the company actually has like a responsible users guidebook saying things like don't record in places like a public restroom.

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The iPhone 13 Is Here and These Are the Specs

Talking Tech

02:06 min | 8 months ago

The iPhone 13 Is Here and These Are the Specs

"So let's start with some of the nuts and bolts around iphone thirteen. There's going to be four versions of this. You've got the standard model which has a six point one inch display. You have the mini model. Which comes back from last year. That's got a five point four inch screen. And they're of course are the pro and the pro max models which have the much larger screens of the pro should have a six point. One inch display and the pro. Max has about a six point. Seven inch display. All for these devices will be available to preorder on friday september seventeenth and the launch one week later on september twenty fourth now price-wise the iphone thirteenth starts at six ninety nine for the mini. Going all the way up to the pro. Max which starts at ten ninety nine if you're looking at the totality of all the iphones at apple offers is a pretty wide range of selection that you have there You have the se which starts at three ninety nine. They're still going to have the eleven in the twelve which are much cheaper than the thirteen. And then you work your way up to the thirteen at six ninety nine and then the pro at ninety nine so really i mean. There's there's a lot of different options there depending on the type of iphone. They you're looking for. We're gonna talk about that a lot more in the coming days. So what does the six ninety nine ninety nine. What does all that money. Get you in the iphone. Thirteen Obviously one of the big things is you get some new colors. Now you get read you get this new color called starlight which is kind of a whitish color you also have midnight which is kind of their version of black and then you also have blue and pink i feel like with iphone. Thirteen a lot of these upgrades are more. Subtle there really. Isn't that one feature that sticks out that makes a jump out so if you're someone that's owning an iphone twelve or even maybe an iphone eleven and you're looking at this phone it doesn't feel that much different Some of the other subtle touches that the iphone thirteen has the camera. Lenses are placed on the back of the smartphone in diagonal position. If you'll notice on your iphones. Now they're basically vertical. You have one on top of the other Along with a lot of the typical upgrades you'd expect a new chip a fifteen again. They tweaked the display. So it's brighter Obviously battery life's better. I think they talked about roughly one and a half to two hours

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Apple Security Update Closes Spyware Flaw in iPhones, Macs and iWatches

Daily Tech Headlines

00:19 sec | 8 months ago

Apple Security Update Closes Spyware Flaw in iPhones, Macs and iWatches

"Apple release security updates for every mac apple. Watch iphone and ipad apple credits. Researchers the university of toronto citizen lab for finding zero click vulnerability. And i message that was allegedly used by nso group to place pegasus by where on an activists phone. Please patrick devices. If you haven't already

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Apple to Hold It’s Yearly New Technology Event Today

WSJ What's News

00:31 sec | 8 months ago

Apple to Hold It’s Yearly New Technology Event Today

"Slated to hear from apple ceo. Tim cook today. When the tech giant is set to unveil its newest phones and smartwatch during a livestream event the company is expected to stay with the same small medium and large sizes of its phones and offer improvements to cameras and batteries. That's according to a person familiar with the matter. The arrival caps a dramatic year for apple seen record profit but it also faced battles over the power it holds over third party software operating on its mobile

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Here's What You Can Do With Your Old Smartphone

Talking Tech

02:03 min | 8 months ago

Here's What You Can Do With Your Old Smartphone

"Welcome back to talking tech co host. Mike snyder is off today. So as you were aware because of course you listen. Everyday to this podcast. And you've heard me talk about this on several episodes. There's an apple event coming up. Although apple hasn't formally confirmed what they'll showcase on. Tuesday all signs are pointing to the next iphone of course whenever you're in the market for a new device whether it's the upcoming iphone thirteen or an older model smartphone. There's always the question of what to do with your old device if you don't play in a trade it in and you want to keep it. There are several things you can do as tech columnist. Jennifer jolly explains in her new. Pc you can read on tech dot usa today dot com so she breaks down eight different ways. You can use your old phone. We're going to focus on three here. The first is as a mobile hotspot. So basically what you can do is go through a mobile virtual network operator which is basically a carrier. That doesn't have its own wireless network. So for example mint mobile cricket wireless red pocket or some examples many of those services according to jennifer offer less expensive annual plants. And what she can do is sign up for those plans and you can turn your phone into a mobile hotspot. So if you ever need wi fi or any kind of internet access anywhere you can bring that older phone with you and use that to get online another purpose that you can put your smartphone toward is as a home security camera or home. Baby monitor It's it's a very affordable way. Some of those monitors cameras could be a little pricy. And but you can take your old smartphone and you can basically use that as your own monitor a one app the jennifer recommends as alfred home security camera of the premium version of that costs about thirty dollars a year. But she can watch everything that's going on. It's got to talk and he can also use it at night as well so Definitely a multipurpose tool there. One other Way you can use your old phone is as a universal remote so you can

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