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Home Gadget Geeks
A highlight from Mike Wieger with Arccos Golf Smart Sensors and an iPhone and Apple Watch Upgrade Conversation HGG567
"This is the average guy network and you have found gadget show number 5 67 with guest Mike Uighur recorded on March 23rd, 2023. Here on home gadget, we cover all the favorite tech gadgets that find the reindeer. News reviews product updates and conversation all for the average tech deck. I'm your host Jim Carlson, broadcasting live from a beautiful belting Nebraska across we post the show. Well, yeah, we'll have a few show notes out there. We'll post those out at the average day. TV, don't forget this episode to sponsor us and espresso. Mike, I've been doing some affiliate sponsors, and I thought, why not do it in espresso, great coffee? You don't have to compromise. You can make it fast. It doesn't have to be keurig. You can land what I say is right in the middle, like nespresso gets you right in the middle. If you use the code MQ U three two 8, you get $40 off your first machine if you want to give it a try. They even send you a little carrier for it as well. Do they have the code for reorders of coffee? 'cause I don't know you had a code. Okay, 'cause I'm a big nespresso guy. But I don't use anyone's link. So I wish maybe at some point three two 8 $40 off a machine if you don't have a machine. And they'll send you a little holder for them as well with that. I'll work, I'll keep working them. I thought I'd give it a try. I did have, I did have one person use the code. And so if you're tired of drinking terrible coffee, it makes really good. Really good coffee. You start drinking espresso and then you go to like Starbucks or whatever and you're like, where's the crema? Yeah. It's got that cream on top. It's like a head on a beer, right? It's so good. Yeah. Super good. We got Mark schedule two coming up for the barbecue show. We've also been, I've also got a meter link.
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from It's All About The Keyboards
"Was that? That wasn't a double top. That was singular. Amount of tasks. What's finally happened? It's fine. We've got your episode. The one that you can indulge in your. I'm gonna use the word fetish that is you know what, Steven Scott. I would like to sit and say no, that's nonsense. What are you talking about? What are you saying? How dare you be a right? You're absolutely right. This is my obsession. Why am I obsessed with keyboards? So we have things to be obsessed by. I think it's partly because it's the kind of thing that okay, don't give it all, you can't do it all the time. But you can sometimes just splodge on a keyboard, can't you just go, do you know what? I'm going to buy a new keyboard. I treat myself. And then kind of regret the decision when you buy one that costs $250 and you think. Why did I do this? No one does that. Of course you did. It's interesting though, right? The keyboard is your computer. It's the way you interact with it. It is. It is your way in. If we need to get deep, let's get philosophical about as I believe the late Olivia and Houston John once said. Yes, let's get physical. She was talking about something else. But what I'm talking about keyboards. Let's get tactile. The keyboard tag. Stop that. Stop it. You ruined it now. You've ruined my flow. I was waiting around my function keys. Right, that's it. Stop it. Look, I've got a better one. Is there an insert key? There you go. Finished. Oh yes. Look, I mean, keyboards are so old. I mean, the way we've always interacted with computers. And yes, we got touch screens now, but it's interesting how, you know, touch screens on laptops and even desktop monitors. They are available, but they're very seldom used. The keyboard is the main way to interface and because of that. There's nothing worse than switching computers and getting a new keyboard with that bit of laptop or whatever. And you just feel so out of place and uncomfortable. Keyboards are your home. They're upset it. Yeah, well, I think you put it very well. Thank you. I will say that. Yeah, well done. I can see someone on Twitter saying that it should almost be a law. That keyboards on laptops specifically. Have the same layout across every design. Because I think I have to say, I think that's a little bit of a blind request, because I agree with that. But I think that's very much something that other people would go, well, hang on a minute, you know, I don't want a functional key, say, or I don't need a number pad or those kind of things. Is that really going to fly? But I do think that it's like with the Lenovo thing. Now I've had a lot of Lenovo laptops in my hands over the years. And with that, every single one I pick up is pretty much identical but never the same. Even in the same brands, so I always tend to go for ThinkPads. And it's because of the build quality, I do me a long time to get into the novel ThinkPad. It kind of was a friend of mine actually got me into it because he had one. And I had never really thought much of them. And then he was telling me about the way these things were built. They were so robust. And they really were the business computer. What to me growing up, it was Dell, really, was the business computer. When I walked, it was all Dale computers. And then before that, it was HP. That's right. That was compaq and it was all these different brands that came along. And I remember thinking that Lenovo, I don't know, maybe I just said a bad experience or maybe only tried like maybe one of the other brands, because you know the yoga, they've got IdeaPad. And those are what I would say consumer devices. I mean, they're not terrible by any stretch, but some of them, the entry point is much lower in terms of cost. And with that, you get sometimes lesser quality processes and you can just build quality, right? Well, the build quality is actually okay. It's not up to the standard of a ThinkPad, but it is decent. I mean, Alicia banging it off a wall, you're throwing it down stairs. And if you're doing that, then well, frankly, you deserve what you get. It is all the time. Well, that's why you buy one of these because then you don't have that. You can drop it down still. It's been tested falling downstairs, and it's fine. But yeah, so there I have, so I've got in front of me right now, I think it's the T 14 I've got. And if an X 13 gen two, which is I think two models back, it was a 2022 model, and these two keyboards are totally different. I mean, in terms of feel and even layout. Now, granted, it's a 13 inch versus a 14 inch laptop, so there's a little bit less room, but even so, even so, there's lots of keys that are missing from it. So for example, on the T 14, the one I really love. It has a dedicated home dedicated end, dedicated insert key. On the other one, it has hormone end and end is the insert key as well. You've got to hold on function to get to insert, which is basically rendering it useless. So you either use sharp keys to swap the insert key, that's the end key to become an insert key. So then you lose home and end. And so you have that game. And you could end up just shift your keyboard all around, which doesn't make sense. I can find, I'm desperately trying to think of an argument against that all keyboard should have the same layout.
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from Today on the show Steven and Shaun discuss the power of artificial intelligence thanks to a demo sent in by listener Kyler.
"Hi Sean priests, happy Friday. Happy Friday to you, sir. I'm glad you do those intros because it reminds me what there is. I'm sorry getting confused. It must be my age, but we have got it wrong from time to time. So it's kind of funny, sometimes when you get a role. And you know, it's funny. People start to doubt themselves. On what it is. Steven said so, so it must be. He said it was Tuesday. Why is it suddenly thirsty? Why did you do that to me? Stephen, why? You're a terrible human being. But today, officially, we are hands on with this device. Well, we are not obviously. We hope to answer with anything. But we have someone with us today. Jason fair. Sorry, am I coffee is catching my throat? There we go. Okay. You either that coffee's catching my throat or my house is on fire. One of the two. Hopefully it's the coffee. Yes. But yeah, so Jason Phillip joining. Play cough. Yes, so. To talk about his recent purchase. He's been buying things. And it's something that a lot of people are really interested in. So yeah, this is going to be a cool one. Yeah, so we're going to get into that today. Also, I thought we'd play in an email, which kind of leads into a very interesting discussion, I think, around artificial intelligence, Kyler has been in touch with us. He's a very creative and smart guy as our Kyler. And he is one of the, I believe they call them the youth oh, is he indeed? Smell something. Yes. Youth is nearby. Here he is. This is his email read, as always, by Laura. Hi, team. It's Kyler. I'm sending this email to let you know that there's been some really crazy crud going on in AI right now. And unless we all want to risk the potential chance that AI could outsmart humanity, you better listen up quick because this is big. First and foremost, we all know that 11 labs cloning feature is bat poop crazy. But now they've come out with a chat GPT style generative AI model that allows anyone to create entirely new artificial voices from scratch simply by entering in a set of parameters and clicking generate. What else is new? The crazy part is that even though these voices haven't been fine tuned by a team of highly trained specialists, these voice personas sound as human as their pre made voices, which just goes to show how far we've come. This also means that, in my opinion, whatever voice you might be using for voice-over is an absolute piece of AI generated malarkey in comparison. Secondly, I wanted to mention that be my eyes just introduced a new feature called virtual volunteer, which is powered by OpenAI's GPT four larger language model. This means that the AI visual assistance chatbot will be able to analyze a picture of the inside of a blind person's refrigerator and not only give a detailed description of what is inside, but also a list of possible recipes that use the ingredients that were listed. Unlike other apps such as seeing AI, a user can interrogate the AI for further information about a given description and receive additional relevant information based on contextual clues. Is this the future? Lastly, for Android users who are fans of the sero proc text to speech engine based in Scotland, you might notice that all of the TTS voices disguised as Google Play apps have disappeared. This is because sero proc has combined all of these voices into a sero play app for Android, which lets you both demo and purchase any Sarah ware or standard voice from their catalog all from the same application. I will say, though, that the welcome splash screen interface is not that accessible on my Braille sense 6, and you might have to do a little bit of extra navigation to get to the main menu. That's all for me guys. I've attached a comedy skit to show you how I created these voices and how they work. Morning, there will be attitude. Thanks, kyla. No, no, I'm intrigued. Okay, do we want to play this? This is attachment that was on his email. Of course we want to play. Move on. Hang on, before we get there. Was this called sero sero play, Sara play? I've never heard of that. I thought he meant settle tech, but that's not Scottish. That's why I picked up on Skype, so I thought Stephen don't know all about this. I actually, yeah, because I live in Scotland, so I knew everyone called jock. Is that how it works? Yes, that's absolutely all Jimmy's and jokes. Jimmy mcdougall. Yeah. I'm just picking up on that. That sounds very much like the acapella app on Android where you can demo the voices and then you purchase them individually. It's not a bad idea. It sounds cool to me. I'm going to check out. Did you know that a capella is actually an Italian ward, meaning where's the band? Yes. Okay, let's see if that's comedy skit. We need some comedy. Oh yeah, that's true. We could do this on actually. Yeah, that's a good point. Okay, this is what kylo attached
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from Hands On With The Optima
"Hey guys, welcome to another episode of double tap. It is Thursday, the 20 3rd of March 2023, and coming up were hands on with the optima from orbit research. Well, sort of, your listening to double time. Your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean preach. Oh, hello champ priests. Hello to you, I like that. I like that intro. I liked how it was. Hands on parentheses. Well, kind of. Clause parenthesis. Yeah. Is it parenthesis or parenthesis? Usually I would just say brackets. I was trying to be sorry, stop that. Yeah, never pay this off. Oh, honestly. So embarrassing blind blunder yesterday. Oh, beautiful. Let's have it. The EBV. Hashtag BB, I love it. Honestly. So I have a Chinese last night, and it was a really nice Chinese. Hang on, let me sit back. I enjoy these so much. I was so embarrassing. So, you know, what happened was a neighbor, one of our lovely neighbors in the street, her child is a little child. The youngest child is doing a sponsored hill climb nearby, right? So she's doing a sponsor hill climb and everyone's done 18 money. And yeah, exactly. And I said, I sent a message and I said, listen, well, my wife and I would like to actually delete some money to this. So how do we do it as a just giving page or what's going on? And she's like, no, no, no, we're just collecting the money because they're just given thing, you know, sometimes there's a fee taken and she said, we just thought we'd start a little charity. The most we can get, you know, we'd rather get in cash. So I was like, okay fine. So she says, hey, listen, just pop over whenever. So I said, okay, actually, I will. I will do that. I'll pop over. I haven't seen them for a while, and you know that way, even though you live beside people, you barely get the chance to see them. And in winter, you see nobody. Absolutely true, yes. And of course, we do it ever leave the house. So most people, when I slipped on the paper and two hours, everyone brought me blankets. It was lovely. When did you move in? 25 years ago. Yes. That kind of thing. Yeah. I know exactly what you mean. So I decided, yeah, okay. We're going to give some money. So my wife, she was out last night, and so I said, okay, fine. I'll pop over with the cash. But then my Chinese arrived, my Chinese meal and as I had my chicken fried rice and I had my prawn crackers in my chips and what was so fries. You don't have that tonight though. And I had it all. And that was fine. And then I thought, right, okay, now I've done that. Now I've had my dinner, I've had my meal, I'll head over to give the cash to the neighbor. So I find the cash. And of course, the first thing you've got to do is make sure that what you're giving is what you think of giving because it's not the first time I've given lottery tickets to people thinking it was cash. Absolutely. Thinking it's folded money, right? So I was like, okay, double check this is the cache. I think it is, yes, it is that's fine. So off we go. So I put my jacket on because it's quite cold and a head over. And that my intention is to go and just give the cash over to the little child and say, good luck with your hill walk and your whole climb. And good night. Yes. Why do you come in? And I'm like, oh, right? Okay, fine. All right, that's nice. Sat down and that was fine. And thankfully, they're very tidy people. All right, so okay. Lovely clean house, very tidy. So you're so good. No obstructions. Nothing. You didn't sit on a child? Didn't sit in a child. They had a dog. Sit on the door guy, that well done. I've done all those things before. I know it's artillery terrifying. But no, incident free, I sat down. And then she says to me, No. If I just said, do you know what I'm fine? I'm all here for a minute anyway, so and I'm actually quite chilly. Then that would have been fine. No, I took off my jacket to reveal a huge gravy stain. All done my top. And she said, oh, you've got a bit of gravy on you. And I could feel this line of gravy going down to my stomach to my belly button. I must have looked like I've been slashed. It's like cut open, you know? Like a horror movie. And of course, that doesn't mention all that gravy arrange your face. Yeah, exactly. Who knows? It's probably everywhere. And so she's like, oh, well, you might, maybe you want to keep your jacket on. And I'm like, oh my God, this is the worst moment in my life. I just want to go home. Please cover your shape. You're making this an awkward experience. He's sitting in my house while you feel utterly embarrassed to be alive and you wish the ground would open if there was an earthquake to happen. This would be the moment to kick in. A runaway train is anything else going on in this village right now. It ended as usual with lots of laughter and no doubt lots of comments about my ability to eat. We've all been there, Steven. And it's fine. Just, you know, stride on hashtag. There we go. Get that going. Let's go. Anyway, yeah. What a laugh. So I think I'm actually wearing that T-shirt today as well. The house who cares, right? This is audio. So who cares? Yeah, exactly. You look stunning to me, Steve. Don't worry about it.
Gadget Lab Podcast
A highlight from The Sacred Mountain of Chip-Making
"Everyone. Welcome to gadget lab. I'm Lauren good. I'm a senior writer at wired. And I am a senior editor at wired. And we're joined by longtime wired contributor, Virginia heffernan. Hey, Virginia. It's great to have you on the show. Hi to both of you. Virginia, we brought you onto the podcast this week because you recently got a look inside one of the most important and most secretive tech manufacturers on the planet. That's TSMC, or Taiwan, semiconductor manufacturing company. Now TSMC is a big deal in the tech world, even if they don't have the name recognition of companies like Apple or Google. And that is somewhat intentional, right? Because TSMC has struck deals with some of these giant tech companies precisely because it emphasizes discretion and trust. TSMC makes semiconductors the little chips that power everything from phones to computers to cars to weapons. The company is also under a lot of pressure, both in the business world and geopolitically. China, which is just to the northeast, has long claimed Taiwan, its territory, partly because it wants to full Taiwan's successful industries, like semiconductors, into its own economy. So tensions between Taiwan and China are high and TSMC is right in the middle of all of that. Now, Virginia, you saw inside TSMC and you titled your story and wired. I saw the face of God in a semiconductor factory. It sounds like an interesting experience to say the least. So why was this something of a religious experience for you? Well, first off, I, the idea for the story came when I was listening to a podcast by Adam tuz ones and twos, one of my favorite podcasts. And in passing, he was talking about the geopolitical importance that you alluded to of the fabricators, which everyone just calls the fabs. But he also wanted to add that there's something even more astonishing about these places. And the fact that we do think these things, he said, at nanoscale means we are up against the face of God. Up against the face of God. You know, he's got like the best ever Oxford accent. And the word fabs was the one that eluded me because if we're going to be up against the face of God, I thought I would hear anchor watt or the Mona Lisa or whatever before, but no, is this word fabs? I called a chip manufacturer buddy of mine. And he said yes, that's where they make these things and he conveyed that the atomic constructions where they quite literally etch on atoms are, in fact, an almost divine religious experience, and that if there were any chance that I could get into a TSMC fab in particular that I would find my mind blown and I did. Well, let's talk a little bit about TSMC. It stands for Taiwan, semiconductor, manufacturing company, right? And I think that's probably like, it does exactly what it says on the tin. How big is the company? Where are they? What do they do exactly? It is the obviously market cap varies, but at last glance, it was something like the tenth most valuable company in the world. It is a giant, incredibly powerful company. It's richer than meta, it's richer than Exxon. They are based in sin Shu, which is to the south of Taipei and Taiwan. And yeah, well, not only are they a factory that makes these chips and they supply 92%, which is market share to beat the band. Like nobody has that kind of market share, right? Of anything else. 92% of all chips around the globe. The most sophisticated chips around the globe come from come from TSMC. So 92% and more than 50% of all the chips. Wow. And they supply chips to Apple, which means if TSMC chips vanished from the face of the earth, your iPad, your iPhone, your MacBook, this conversation would be bricked. And that is that's part of the reason that America and Taiwan have such a close alliance. You know, when Nancy Pelosi controversially went to Taiwan, she met with the president and the CEO of TSMC, the chairman Mark Leo. These things almost speak as one the Taiwanese government and the semiconductor industry and in particular TSMC. Now, TSMC is semi jokingly referred to in the Taiwanese media as the sacred mountain of protection. There are a lot of religious themes going on here. Why is it called that? Tell us about this. So you alluded to in the beginning that, you know, China's interest in the fabs and in TSMC in particular is integral to how it sits in the region and integral to its safety, the so called silicon shield that makes makes the island an artifact of real politic that if you sacked the island, you would be slaying the world's goldenest goose and it would be useless to you, right? So if Ukraine had some extremely sophisticated technology that Russia depended on that couldn't be seized, then it might have stopped Putin from invading Ukraine. And that bet has been made in Taiwan for several decades. This thing can not. No one will seize Taiwan. This incredibly vulnerable island because it has this precious thing that can not operate without Taiwanese supervision and supervision of these highly trained engineers. That's called the silicon shield. On the island, there's a especially among the people Mark Leo calls common people, there's an idea that TSMC is, first of all, the engineering is so sophisticated there and such it is such a masterpiece of civilization. It's monumental what happens there. It's like having any kind of enormous resource or the Italian Renaissance or something. So they like to believe that the fabs themselves represent something so sublime and also so powerful geopolitically and commercially that it means the island could never be hurt. It's like having a blessing of a great deity that protects you. Now at TSMC, they don't like this expression. They say think it puts a target on their back. They think that's way too much for one company to do for a whole island, but they also respect Mark Leo told me that this is something that common Taiwanese who feel vulnerable may like to tell themselves. It's a kind of American like American exceptionalism. So the existence of this theoretically keeps China from invading. If theoretically keeps China from invading, but it also keeps them at a crux in the supply chain that is so important, you know, every country likes to say that the world can't live without them. It's like Italian craft craft work or something. And just as a case of national pride and confidence, the idea that they have this sacred mountain of protection, which is, I think, only a few characters in Chinese. So it's like very short phrase that they have this makes them unique among nations and singularly indispensable. Something else that I
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from Why is Siri so Terrible, New Blackberry Movie & Your Feedback
"You're complaining on Monday. Yes, fleeing again. Yes, yes, well my toothache has got worse. So of course, there's nothing you forget, don't you? I thought, how bad can toothache actually be? And for the entire weekend I never slept and then ah, it's all for I've got a tooth infection. My duel has swollen up to I look like a horse, basically. I look like American Dad. It's ridiculous. Wow. But there's an image. And American Dad, I'm trying to put this together. I was told once that I looked like Peter Griffin from Family Guy. What a pair. Hello, ladies. Yes, well, look, I know that start would make you think, oh, great. He's just going to sit there and mourn and rant all about city for the next hour. I'm not. And even though I know that Jocelyn, who follows us on Twitter, loves a good rant from me. Not today, not today. I'm bringing facts to the equation today. Wow. What's changed? I don't know what's going on in this show. I mean, yesterday we were giving people advice, sort out advice, information. Today I'm bringing you facts. This show is changing. I don't like it. We just made it up as we went along. Yes. Well, it's not totally gone. Come back. This is actually New York Times reporting that John barkey, who was hired by Apple back in 2014 to work on its voice assistant, and you can probably guess no longer works there, told The New York Times that city is built around a huge database of words that it was programmed to understand, and if a word a user says isn't in that database, then study doesn't know how to respond to it. I guess that makes sense, right? That's built around the language. Database of words rather than natural language like cha GBT. Isn't that how all voice recognition works? There's a database of words. And if it doesn't recognize something, it doesn't work. Well, yes, that's not news. It's not news, but I think it does give us a bit of an understanding as to how silly works in comparison to other devices. Now, I don't know. It doesn't see here because it's not compelling, for example, the Amazon echo and the Google Home. It's kind of going straight to this article to chat GPT, which I think is maybe a bit unfair. Yes. Because TPT, that's the one we're so amazed, is because of the way it handles natural language, both in accepting it in your question and its response. It's absolutely amazing. That's the thing that's blowing us away at the minute. So yeah, I think that is a little bit unfair, but let's not forget that Apple bought Siri, Siri was just an app in the App Store. They bought it. They haven't developed it themselves. Obviously, they've developed it since then, since was it the four? Fours. But I did read some other articles here and there about how in response to chat GPT, how they're going to work on it and supersize it and everything. Okay, I think everyone's thinking that at the minute in response to I think every Google themselves are saying, oh, we've left this too late. So yeah, it'd be interesting. There's no doubt that it needs some improvement, right? Well, Berkeley says in The New York Times article that the database made the system very difficult to work on. So seemingly simple updates, like just adding some new phrases to the dataset, which require rebuilding the entire database, which could take up to 6 weeks. Adding more complex features like new search tools could take nearly a year. Now, I have to say, if that's the case, if that is the amount of work it takes just to make a little update to SETI. Then no wonder it hasn't moved forward, and actually it would maybe be better at this point if they just threw out the whole thing. Scrub it and start something new. Like, for example, bringing in chat GPT, right? That would be possibly a good way of doing it. It says, and like you were saying, Apple reportedly working on a more sophisticated voice system, they haven't. Detailed that at this point, many engineers, though, according to The New York Times, including members of the city team have been testing language generating concepts every week. Every week. What does it actually mean? I don't know. Well, 9 to 5 Mac reports, apple is testing new language, natural language generation features for city. These are reportedly being tested already in TV tvOS 16.4 beta and will be eventually expanded to more of apple's operating systems. Right, get your TV out and get the beta on there 'cause I don't know what this is, but that's interesting. I mean, basically the bottom line is apple may be accused of falling asleep at the wheel here. I do think they have. I don't think any of these companies truly have fallen asleep at the wheel. I think Microsoft have got involved with a company that was very far ahead and they've put a lot of investment into that company. They are very, very far ahead in the game. And I think the other companies will catch up. It's interesting. I was listening to an up podcast about this. And there was a lot of talk around what will happen with Apple and the sort of chat GPT world. What will it look like? And the challenge it seems from the experts in the Nora and this is that Apple has a company, are just not ready for this. They don't work at that kind of pace. It's not built in that way. And we know for years that Apple were generally bringing up the rear and a lot of different things. I mean, you could see Apple glass when it finally makes it appearance. It's kind of just coming in at a point when other companies have tried this. And feel granted. But the point is that a lot of features that we see in apple products tend to come later.
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from Looking Good On Camera & More Feedback
"Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean priest. Hello, Sean priest. How are you? I'm very well. That was weird. Hello, I'm very well. How are you sir? Trying to be polite. Well, I'm feeling bad because I watched a movie at the weekend called clean. Yes, you know what? You told me about this and I went straight out as I always do on your recommendation to watch said movie. Yes. $17 to rent it. Yes. It's not even it's not free. Forget it. It's not free yet. Well, I mean, that doesn't sound right. It's not available. Elsewhere, shall we say? There are places you could probably. But yes, but cinema release I'm taking is a cinema release and now of course you can premiere at home with a lot of services. So I think Apple TV, Amazon Prime. It's fantastic. Who wants to go to the cinema design? And Ed audio description, which I was really pleased. I mean, obviously, that's the only reason I really well, not the only reason I bought it. I like the movie. I like the sound of it. I didn't just buy any movie because it has audio. Did you buy it? I did actually. Yes, I did. On Apple, I actually bought it because it was too pounds dealer. More expensive to buy than the rest is to rent. That's how they get you. They've sucked you in. Steven Scott. You're a soccer. I have to thank you. I must say, it's not unusual for Apple to do that. So I wouldn't want it too much about it. Listen, they bring out a new computer. I don't even need F ball one. So I can go more money. $2 or two pounds is not going to make a huge dent in my life. Well, you know, I was looking through it. I must say Apple TV plus has grown on me. It's got so many shorts now. It has, yeah, absolutely. I still go back and watch calls, by the way, I love the fantastic. But I found in my library the other day, frozen. I've never, ever in my life, bought frozen, ever. You see that? How is that in there? I've never seen it. Right. I'm just saying. Oh, someone in someone got access to your account as anyone in the family that could have bought it, because you can get frozen. If it's not Japanese with octopuses in it and tentacles and sci-fi ghosts, they're not interested. Oh yeah, nice study. I'm excited. I can't wait for Squid Game too. I still haven't watched it. Yeah, I know. I'll be honest. I don't want to spoil it for you because I watched it and all I'll see about it is I thought what a brilliant concept for a TV show, just utterly brilliant. But it extraordinarily depressing. Oh, I just watched it with the English overdubbed and thought, oh my God, this is terrible terrible. Yeah. It is a bit. But do you know it's worth it for the story? It's actually one of the few times. And it's starting to notice that on the one that came on the other day, the name escapes me right now. It's a single word, but I think it's a German drama or a Belgian drama, and it's the same thing. The other dubbed it into English with the audio description as well, which I think again is brilliant that Netflix do that. Because we were cut out from so many of these shows. So it's really good to see that. But yes, how did we get to here? You watch planes. I wasn't going to buy it. Next. Was it good? Of course. It seems appropriate with this conversation. But yes, I've watched it. It was very good. I have to say, I enjoyed it. I feel bad about it because Gerard Butler, who is the wonderful and is Scottish actor, my wife didn't believe he was Scottish, because in every film he's only some American, but in this movie he is playing his native scottishness. But that's a man. Yes, indeed, my wife was very impressed by that particular feature of the movie. She quite liked him, yes. She told me that repeatedly during it. I suggested maybe there was a likeness, and she said, well, there is a simple Scottish. And that was it. But yeah, so we watched that. And there was a little bit in it where he kind of made fun of the English, which is rather unfair. Yeah. We're not talking about the Canada trip anymore, where everyone was so stressed. And so this did by my englishness. Let's say it's great in this country that we actually have that kind of we have this kind of between us. And it's funny because it's the same and I'm sure it's the same in Canada. I'm sure there are many cities who do this with each other. I know in Scotland, for example, Glasgow and Edinburgh have our long running feud, which is very light and it's all jokey and all the rest. But what is interesting to me is that in Scotland, for example, with Glasgow, old Glasgow people will happily go to Edinburgh, no one in Edinburgh will ever come to Glasgow. And I don't know why that is. That feud always Manchester and Liverpool. That's right. It's exactly the same. And then you broaden out Scotland, England. You know, it just goes on and on, right? So we love to hate talking to which Twitter. Why can't I go on to Twitter today? So I'm going to play this too. I'll just tell my speech on. So this is what I get when I go into the Twitter app. I've got an options button. So it's an options button and then it says. You must remove text message two factor authentication and then you move on.
Android Central Podcast
A highlight from The Galaxy S23 Ultra Moon Controversy?!
"Good sir. Hey, hey, hey. What's happening? How are you today? I'm okay. How are you? Good. I can hear my dog whimpering in the background because he doesn't want to go for a nap, so if you guys can hear that, I apologize. Hopefully you can't hear it. I've got my good friend Nick et cetera hi, Nick. Hey, hey. One of my hens is singing the egg song, so, you know, that may be. What's the egg? What's the egg song? They effectively squawk and sing while they're laying an egg and sometimes they do it afterwards too, 'cause they're proud of it. We like to attribute that as humans. So we'll just go with it. I should out loud one time. I wonder why they make that so much noise in there late in an egg. And my wife looked at me and said, look at the egg, then look at the size of where it comes from. Shut up. Oh my God. And I'm like, oh, okay. I have one that carries on. I swear for 20 minutes. Oh my God. That's every time she lays. Oh my gosh. Well, well, I hope that they're doing okay. And on that note, I'm going to introduce you all to an amazing writer, her name is namara salad fat meat. Did I say that correctly in the mirror? Yeah, yeah, that's right. Okay, good. So, Nora, you guys, you guys might not, you know, maybe you've seen, I'm sure. What are you laughing for? Why are you laughing? You guys shut up, okay. I don't think he's laughing. I think it's coughing. Oh. Yeah, my mic switch is weird. And it didn't shut the whole way off. Totally thought you were a coughing there. Is everything okay here beeping. That was my alarm clock to remind me that the podcast is at ten 30. We should just, we should just keep all of us in. I think this is hilarious. Okay, anyway. Contacts, yeah. So namira, she is a fantastic writer. She writes for us, but a lot of the things that she writes about are about accessories and we really wanted to get her on the podcast this week because and hopefully for more episodes in the future because we'll first of all, you're a fantastic writer. And secondly, you're a woman in tech and we need more women in town. So how are you today? I'm fine. Thank you. I hope everyone else is also doing good today. Well, we're very excited to have you. And for all of you guys who don't know this namira is actually based in Bangladesh, which is amazing. So, you know, anytime we have her on the pod, we're going to have to record a little bit earlier because time difference is like three in the morning here, y'all. All right. At night here. All right, well let's get started. I have a lot of things I want to talk about and I want to start with a story that kind of hit the news pretty hard in the sense. Well, it came from Reddit. And it was written by Andrew. It's written by Andrew myrick. He wrote the article the title is the title of the article is know your Galaxy S 23 ultra isn't actually taking pictures of the moon and it doesn't matter. Okay, so he starts off the article by saying, you know, over the weekend, there was a post on our Android subreddit on Reddit, which basically exploded across the tech sphere as it attempted to explain how Samsung is, quote unquote, faking claims that you can take pictures of the moon with your Galaxy S ultra. And it really, I don't know, I guess it just rattled everyone up and there's like images that he tried to take and anyways, I think Andrew did an amazing job summarizing this article. If you haven't read it, you should go and read it. But I know Jerry, you have thoughts. And I think you do too Nick, so why don't we just get started there? What do you guys think of this whole debacle? It's nonsense next topic. Okay, yes, it is absolutely. No, you're put your right. You know you're right. And I think everybody knows you're right. This is the stupidest thing in the world to be fighting and worry about. I love the title that Andrew used. I don't like anything past that. Everybody got this wrong. Did Andrew get it wrong? Yes. Oh God, he's gonna listen to me. Everybody. Well, Andrew knows that, you know, you do the best you can and you give your opinion and your opinion is never wrong. Well, you know what I said about you could eat. But if anyway, this is nothing at all like the pixel smoothing pictures of your running child or a car zooming down the highway. This is nothing at all like that. Samsung knows what the moon will look like at your location based on the date and time. And as long as you get an outline that correctly matches what the moon should look like, it puts a fake picture there. Period. This is nothing at all like stitching 60 pictures of your dog together to make it so it's not blurry. And that's where everybody screwed up. This is AI the way it's supposed to be used. So it. Has, it doesn't have anything to do with the AI or. No, this is how AI should be used. Now my other freaking phone is ringing a phone, I'm reviewing sitting on it, so it'll shut up. I don't know how to shut the ringer off. We have a lot of noises today, so good. You know, it's perfect because it's the Samsung ring or two. They're calling you 'cause they don't like your opinion. Don't say that. They'll send the Samsung police and I'll be off to some gulag in Korea. But terrible. This is, this is what AI is. And Samsung is they're not the first to do this. And this isn't the first connections. The Internet has had about it. Remember what when Huawei did this exact same thing? Well, I did the exact same thing. And everybody lost their collective minds. I think
SGGQA Podcast – SomeGadgetGuy
A highlight from #SGGQA 291 Samsung Modem Vulnerability, Google Glass Goodbye, EU Tags Apple USB-C Plans, We Cancelled YouTube TV
"Monday morning tech chat show on the SG GQ 8 podcast channel. I'm Juan Carlos bagnell, AKA some gadget guy. Of this terribly named podcast, but the QA is what we're really here for. Obviously stands for question and answer. We're already getting some great chatter here as we all laugh about how much time zones and time changes are silly and confusing and trying to communicate when you're gonna be doing a live stream. Can be a complicated endeavor, especially now that we're only into our second week of daylight savings time and my body has still not adjusted. It's still so angry. And this is the thing in the modern era that we're doing just because we've always done it. So, everybody, good morning. I hope you had a lovely weekend. I'm seeing some great names here in the chat. Frank Gallo, Arthur Lee svetice farhan, muffin ish, Golan, Jay
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from Hable One Demo & Best Places In Canada To Survive A Zombie Apocolypse
"Happy new week. Happy new week to you, sir. I'm in pain. Ah, what? No. What have you broken now? You've broken something else. I'm not that clumsy, except I just headbutted the mic during the intro there. So yeah, it's a blind thing. I always do that. You see, it's because you've got one of those microphones that sticks out in front of your face. Where should it be? You want it to be pointing downwards. That's why I've got one of those microphones that points down the way. You talk to the mic. Like they have in the movies. And the movies. I see. Sorry, sir. Okay, very good. Can I also say I'm in pain because I've got to think, right? And I've just bought myself an electric toothbrush and I've got to say, amazing, it's the future. I love electric toothbrushes now. I was going to name it, but I won't, because it's not particularly accessible anyway. Just press a button. But the point is, it came with its own charger. And the how you plug it in is a two pronged plug. Now I get over the pond that's absolutely fine. But that's a shaver plug over here, a bathroom socket. Who's got one of them anymore? Nobody, right? So it's not that common overseas either. I was in Canada with mine. I couldn't use it. Remember when we were doing Regina? I couldn't use my shaver because I had that plug on it. And that doesn't work because that's not, I thought that was the same as the plugin can. So did I? But it's not. It was different. Well, trust me. I know because I tried to jam it into a soft, nearly. Well, it just seemed so 70s, a shaver plug, right? So I went straight onto Amazon and got and replaced that toothbrush charger with a USB version. I mean, they are just so rare satire, right? Everything should be charged or powered by USB. I want my kettle, my toaster, everything, to be charged by USB-C. It's the future I'm telling you. How much power can you run through USB-C because you could pretty much run, you can run a laptop through it, you could drop it on a lap. I think the latest version is is it a hundred watts? I think. So you could wear this. Pretty much anything. I mean, the laptops and everything you charge using USB-C. That's a lot of power going into those. Yeah, that's interesting. Well, I will see this too. It was interesting. But I have a question about this electric toothbrush. It doesn't have smart capabilities. No, so I will name it, actually. Oral B pro three 3500. Catchy, I know. And it was one of those where it was on deal of the day. No, no, no, it was, of course, Amazon. Very good. On recommendation of my dentist who said, ugh, look at your teeth, please get a toothbrush and electric one. So I did. And yeah, actually, really good. And yeah, you can use it. There's a couple of lights on it, but who cares about lights? It's fine. Press a button, stick it in your mouth. That is funny, right, because I had to call up either the other day, because I was charging up my ring doorbell battery, and I couldn't walk out if it was charging or doing anything to be I had no idea. And I couldn't remember if I charged it already, so I plugged it in and I called that agent, and she says to me, okay, so what it says on the instructions is that there are two lights and one will go green one will go red when it's charging and then there'll be a solid light when it's finished just one light and I'm sitting there looking at it going there's two lights in this thing. This looks like one light to me. And there's different colors. Okay, all right, I believe you. But we figured out what it was. But again, it's that thing of I have this thing that if it's a battery that needs charged, I kind of just leave it in all light and just maybe even a whole thing. Exactly what I do. I know it's done, right? It's going to be done at some point and it's at least going to be 80 or 90%. So that's fine. 'cause they upset by that. Electricity costs. Well, it's just like things plugged in at night. One of those kind of families. Do you remember the early 80s that used to focus in World War II? And he was like, unplug everything, no lights. When TV stations used to go off at midnight, it used to play the national anthem and then it used to say, don't forget to unplug your set. It was terrifying when it did that. It was like a poltergeist. Make sure you unplug it. It was terrible. And then my dad would go around and plug in everything. It was crazy. Yeah, you don't need to do that anymore. But yes, of course, a lot of people do it because they're also concerned about power consumption, right? You can stand by and would still consumption going on. Phantom power journal. Mister flash the cash over here, he doesn't care. There's nothing. Okay, sorry. You realize you've just become one of those people all of a sudden.
The Tech Guy
A highlight from ATTG 1966: Keep Away From the Hacking! - Bluetooth Pairing, New HomePods, Online Security
"How are you today? It's time. For ask the tech guys, I'm Leo Laporte, and I'm Micah Sargent place a little stuffed up. Oh, yes. Oh, your nose is a little red. Did you get the proper clean axis? It was red nose day. Comic relief to raise money for a variety of charities on Friday. And so it's pretty much in the UK. Nobody does it. Some people do it in the U.S.. But Johnny ive designed these red noses. And several people, I have received now three shipments. Oh, wow. Several people, the fans from the UK, thank you all of you. Sent us red noses. And the good news is that the benefits comic relief red nose day. But we're not going to wear them all day because we said it's hard to hear what we're saying. But well designed, I will say, they collapse in on themselves and carry them around with you. This is a really good Johnny ive example. I mean, that's beautiful, right? It's what we call form over function, though, because it hurts like hell when you wear it. And those foam rubber noses, the traditional ones, you just have a little slit in a ball of foam rubber. They're comfortable. They don't make you talk like that. This is like a designer's idea of a really cool nose, well, pain is beauty that no one wants to put on. Right. Very typical, isn't it? Coming up, Samuel salmon at about half an hour. He's going to talk about cars. He just drove a new, I think it was a Kia, new EV. He's going to give us a review. He was supposed to be here yesterday or last week, and he didn't miss his plane. The plane had a broken light on the exit row, and so they delayed his flight till they could fix the exit row light. As a result, he missed the show. And an entire cascade from there. So for one of a light, a wild with that consumer. So he's coming up, also coming up, Chris Margaret because photo assignment day. Yes. Third Sunday of every month, we do his photos Simon's next week, dick de bartolo will be joining us. He's now a fourth Sunday, and good news, there's one person left from the old radio show that we haven't had on yet. Maybe if I make some rumbling sounds in the background. jet will be here. Next Sunday. But you know who won't be here next Sunday? Wait, is that you? Wait a minute. No, that's not till next time. I'll be here next Saturday. It's not you. I'll be leaving, though, the Sunday after, and you've got some great guest hosts coming on. Yes. First, we've had him on the show before over there in radio corner. Aunt Pruitt will be here. As my guest host, but I also, I'm excited to say, are we revealing this? Scott Wilkinson of home theater geeks will be joining us. As will rosemary Orchard of iOS today. And rosemary is not joining us from England. She's going to be sitting in this seat right here. Actually, you have to decide, do you take the pilot seat and have them be the co-pilot? No, John says no. John says no, because the cameras are set up. It's rosemary. I don't even know. We've never met. Have you met? I mean, person. Yeah, I have. So she tall or short. Maybe you two are the same height. Okay, so she should sit in the seat. And she's beige like you. Somehow I'm managing to be your height in this seat. I don't know how that's happening at all. Don't sit up, whatever you do. So that's going to be fun. We have a number of video calls. Thank you. The way you call in, called TV, do it on your phone that way. The camera and the microphone will work, it'll launch a Zoom meeting and you'll be joining into our Zoom meeting and you'll be in what they call the lobby. And so you'll be able to see everybody else in the lobby and you can raise your hand if you have a question we can pick you up and put you in the know. John shaken his head. They see program. You'll see the show. Got it. Which is even cooler. What else? Call Twitter TV emails to ask the tech guys at twitch.tv. Russell came to me and said, do you want to renew the certificate for tech guy labs dot com? And I said, absolutely. So you can go to tech guy labs dot com and get to our show notes and our website, which is actually part of the twit podcast network site. So you'll be going there.
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from More Feedback & Steven's Twitter Demo
"And surprised. I know, text you honest. It really is. This is us getting ready to do our views. I promise this one last week. And we were intending to well, no, yeah, I promised it last week. And then I said we'd do it this week. But of course, with all the breaking news from sea sun, we didn't get around to it. No, no, you know what? I would give you a hard time, but you're absolutely right. We've had interesting guests on, there's been so much news, so yeah, no, absolutely fine. Let's listen to it today. I really, really enjoyed our news from sisa. But I also really enjoyed our chat about the Mac apps. I think that was the one that really stood up for me this week on the pod. I love that. You were in your element. I mean, I'm Michael and Damascus, we're so. I mean, they know their stuff, right? And it's so interesting. Even me, die hard windows guy. It was so interesting. I don't think you are a die hard windows guy. I just don't think you've played enough with the Mac. I think if you were to get a Mac in your hands and I have problems. That was true. I will send you one. And you plug it in. I don't think you'll turn back. We'll see. I know and look, I get it with the NVDA and jaws and I know because I'm pulled back to the PC all the time. All the time. But you know, I listened to damasi, he's saying he used his Mac for kind of remember how many years it was, but it was a long time. And he just just been using the Mac, nothing else. Yes. I mean, again, it's dependent on the applications as depending on what you're doing if you're doing a lot of any office based tasks. I tend to find doing on the PCs just easier. If you're just using notepad for all your documents, then fine. Or texted or whatever it might be. Then you can get away with it, fine. But I don't know. I kind of like the option. And you know what? I've got both. So I'm not going to cry about it anymore. I'm not going to start feeling guilty. I'm cheating on my Mac. No one's accusing you of anything. I didn't leave you on it. I'm sorry. No, you're right. You are right though. I did enjoy using the mat. In one of the updates to the OS, I had voice-over issues where the volume kept going up and down. And I know that. Lots of people were giving me tips and how to fix it. And none of them worked. And that was just too much for me. I just, that was it. I never went back. So hey, maybe it's changed now. There is a warrant. There is a war when it comes to Mac and voice-over in particular, and that is inconsistency. That is definitely true. One fix for me might not work for you. And that doesn't make sense to me. No, that's right. If a fix works, it works, right? It was just driving me crazy. And it's one of those where it's not really a showstopper. It was just the volume would go down and then the volume would go up. And it's not like it was stopping me working. It was just really annoying me. But well, maybe when you move over to it, you'll fall in love. All over again, maybe. Although I will be demoing an app which is, well, that's available on the Mac. It's available on the PC is available on a Chromebook. In fact, you can use it on anything that's got a keyboard and an operating system in it. Because quite frankly, it is a web based app. It's Twitter. No, of course, Twitter has caused a lot of controversy on this show. So let's talk about it again. But this time from an operational standpoint because, you know, I think we all kind of have the view that accessibility at Twitter is going to falter at some point. It doesn't seem to have happened yet. There are a few question marks around the app as it develops. But overall, things seem to be okay. Thereabouts. Okay. Didn't we lose the real-time captioning for audio spaces? We did lose that, yes. And there also are there's a button that's now unlabeled in the app, which doesn't look like a delivery fixed anytime soon. So yeah, this is how bit by bit. It's like someone used the analogy ages ago on the show. It's not like a house. It's not like, you know, but the team leaving, everything's just going to collapse. If you abandon the house, it wouldn't collapse overnight, but over time, bits will start to fall off. And the problem is no one's there to fix it. So much like my body. You know this firsthand, you really do. But yeah, we're going to get into that today. Twitter app, because it's on the web and what I love about it is because it's a web app. Everything I'm doing in this demo, I'm doing it from the PC, but you can do this on the Mac. You can do it on a Chromebook because the shortcuts and everything apply on the web, not on the device. So that is really, really good. So we'll get into that a bit later. Lots of feedback, though. And I want to kick off with Greg, who likes to kick off in fairness, but at this time he's responding to comments regarding the victory dot stream because of course we did talk about that recently. And David watt, another career episode. That was just this week as well. So yeah, this is Greg responding to that.
Home Gadget Geeks
A highlight from Kevin Schoononver and 2 Future PC Builds with AMD vs Intel HGG566
"Use the code MQ, U three 26, get 40 bucks off that first machine. In springs coming up, Kevin, we have Mark Robson coming here in, I don't know, four or 5, 6 weeks. So we're going to talk barbecuing. We also have an affiliate relationship now with meter. So if you head out to the average guy TV slash meter, and if you haven't tried one of those out, that's just one of those probes you stick in, you get internal, external temp. And for all your grilling stuff, you have big summer grilling plans. You big, you get out there and get some stuff done. Definitely do, but I've been kind of behind the trends with smokers and other things. I'm still mostly a charcoal guy and got a couple little charcoal grills. We keep going, tend to bank things off that way. So it's been pretty good. Thinking about a smoker, hidden head in that direction. Since we got the smoker last May, I have made a ton of beef jerky. Like that has been. I didn't see that coming. But during the summer, I'll make beef jerky once or twice a week. You know, get a lemon broil. I've been finding some reasonable deals on London broils, right? Get a line of broil, slice it up. Soak it in a marinade overnight. Pull it out the next day, throw it on the smoker, it smoked temperature, so like 200. Let it go 6 hours, whatever, to whatever you like. And then I just eat it before it eats even off the grill. Right from the grill. It's pretty great. Have you ever had fresh beef jerky? One of our neighbors does beef jerky. And when you mentioned getting deals on it, we've got two local butcher shops, family run and he's struck up a relationship with the one guy that he gets the text message of, hey, I've got some got to be sold today beef come and get it. So he ends up with some pretty good deals. That's a good, that's a good way to do it. I kind of watched the I've been watching the grocery stores. I can get London broil for like 5 bucks a pound. If you watch for if you watch for the sales, which is a pretty good pricing, I think you could buy it at Costco here in the United States, Costco has some pretty good deals on beef, and so a great way to doing it. Well, if you haven't jumped in on the meter and you want you're thinking about it, maybe the spring, check out the average guy TV slash meter. And then big thanks to Jay Franz, who joined us last week if you didn't catch it all chat GPT. And so if you want to jump in and get that done, of course, they've released chat GPT four this week out and available. And if you want to check that out, we didn't cover that, but that is out. Check it out. Now post it out, the average get out TV. And then of course, big thanks to our Patreon subscribers. If you find in value in this podcast and you want to trade some value for value, we've got some Patreon plans 5 bucks a month. No commitment. You can do it one month or whatever. You want to do. And then we have a bunch of folks that do it every single month. Thanks for your Patreon sponsorship as well. I mentioned a little bit earlier, but Kevin schoonover said, hey, Kevin, welcome back. Thanks. Thanks for having me. Yeah, a little last minute. We moved Uyghur to next week because of some scheduling conflicts, and then you just happened to post and Discord. Hey, I'm thinking of buying some stuff, and of course, in December, I kind of went through this exercise where I kind of took the build through it out there and said, you know, hey, what do you think? You put the part lists out there. Have you gotten much feedback on that? Any thoughts or? A little bit. A couple of kicking her own questions. A couple of messages back and forth. So, and like with anything, I used to feel like I kind of knew where all the sweet spots are and where everything should be. And as of the past couple of years, I've just not followed it as close as I had in the past, and wanted to get a feel, you know, kind of the normal things is I have a ballpark idea of what I'm looking at, but I would hate to, you know, pick a video card and later realize if I'd spent $50 more or a $100 more, it would have been more, you know, it would have been a better fit for VR or better fit for other things. So, and I think some of the things we've been hit with lately is, so kind of configuring up two of them. I'm going to mess up the name here, but my son picked up a game. I think it was red dawn, it'll come to me. It was through steam, but most of what he plays is on steam. So he got red dawn redemption. I knew I'd get it. He got it through steam, but we went to download it and is a 120 gig. And his SSD was saying, now, don't get a 120 gig. So we picked up a crucial one terabyte SSD, copied him over. I'm pleasantly amazed at the latest version of a Cronus that they give away for you to use to copy drives. Did a wonderful job, so we're getting him up to date there and got him playing the game, got him going good.
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from New Aira App & Reviewing CSUN
"Unbelievable. I dragged drag myself out of my sick bed just to help you and what do I get ridiculed, mocked, sir? Not mocked. Praised. There we go. Thank you very much. I should. Yeah, let's see the demo. So what you don't want today? I am demoing because quite quite out of the blue, I know there was a new Ira app. So on my phone right now, I have the Ira original app, which is now called Ira legacy, and a new one called Ira explorer. So I thought I'd go through and see what's new. Okay, looking forward to that. That coming up then. But we did also get a lot of reaction to our comments on the optimum. I think this has caused a lot of excitement in our community. We'll be talking a bit more about that with JG meadow. Today from ET guys, he's also part of the blind bargains podcast, great to have him on the show today, looking forward to heating him talk about what else he has been looking at at sea sun this week of course it continues today. It's the final day, so JJ is here too. I know it's a shame. We could have there. We could have got there just in time. We could have God bless you, mister F? First to the comments from you out there regarding our news that we brought you this week about the optima brill laptop in particular. Here is, listen to Greg. Steven Sean this was Craig from Phoenix, great show today. Fighting stuff with the LGBT and the envisioned glasses and be my eyes. So cool. Also really excited about that. Orbit computer. I have two questions for you. One, does it have a numpad? And one thing that I can't believe, Stephen didn't include was, does it have an insert key? Let us know. Great stuff. Bye. Bye. That's actually a really good point. Yeah, it does have an insert key of course it will. It says it's compatible with jewels now that's not to say you know, essentially need insert key to use yours, but in your case, Steven Scott apparently so. You've only had the beta of B my eyes. I could ask if it has an insert key. I want to keep it normal. We need to get on that pretty quick. Yeah, well, you know what? I'm talking to the bosses at be my eyes. Because they love the show. They've been listening. I think they just want to know what we're saying about them. That's just why they listen. I forgot his name. That doesn't start well. No, that's often a good example. That one. Okay, so yeah, a numpad no, no numpad on it though, that's something because it's that laptop style keyboard. So you don't have an on pad, but you could get a Bluetooth numpad. And you're adding to it, Steven, no, come on, they should have a full sized option surely. Yeah, well, you know what's going to happen though, don't you? This is the problem. And this comes out. People are going to be saying, okay, how modular is this can be attached? A three bedroom semi detached house on the side of this thing. Because everyone will want more into it. think with that kind of at least those options out there, it doesn't have the numpad key out of the numpad options. That is a kind of annoying. I also wonder what size the cost of keys will be because oftentimes on these laptop keyboards, you've got this little half size. There's no need for it to be a compact size. We're not trying to hit a minuscule form factor here, right? Because it's got the 40 cell Braille display in it anyway, it's going to be quite thick. You know, to house all the hardware in it. So why are we making the keyboard a compact keyboard? Probably probably. Yeah, but the kind of probably going for that 15 inch size, laptop footprint. I mean, you probably don't want to get much wider than that. It's not going to fit in people's bags to take it anywhere. Well, I suppose, I mean, the argument is like the insert key, the numpad, can be really useful for screen reader users. Yeah. Okay, well, look, Dan is also intrigued by the optima real laptop. He's been in touch by voicemail. I really enjoyed this edition. Regarding optima or laptop devices, this is going to be interesting who's going to be supplying this in the UK when it comes out. Is it going to be built to order by the sounds of it is some of it? This is going to be a very interesting one to watch. And as regards to the Magna magnifier from orbit, I was surprised they'd gone down this road. Yes, I could see why they would have done it on the others in price terms. And I suppose if they did have a stand built into them as well, then yeah, they could compete with some of the more expensive desktops and some of the smaller ones as well. I see an interesting one. I didn't expect them to go down that road. And I hope that orbit do something for a totally blind people as regards to an OCR device as well. Our low cost because cheapest one I know of at the moment is the sense player OCR that I know about what I would call specialized.
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from Geeking Out on Cool Mac Apps
"Oh, hello, Sean priest. How are you today? I am gorgeous, thank you, Steven Scott. I am feeling so out of place today though. Let me just say that before we start. Well, do you know what I was thinking you would feel that way? Because we're going to talk about the Mac and look, you have not given the Mac much love for a long time. How dare you, sir. I was in love with the Mac for the longest time I've just let it go. I resemble that remark. 5 years ago, since I touched the Mac probably, something like that, yes, and it's all about the Mac. I know it's going to be a Big Mac love fest today, so it is feeling slightly out of it. But that's not the only reason. Well, yes, we'll get to the other region in just a second. You may hear the other reason in just a second when we introduce our guests today. But I am going to get you a Mac mini. I've got an M1 Mac mini just lying here. I actually have two. But let's just move on from that. We've got to, and one of them I want to give to you because I want to get you using it. Well, an M1. Necessarily. I see, right, okay. So that is it. No, that'd be cool. Actually, I would love to go back into the Mac. The one I've got is a 2012. And it won't go to the laser. Little robot behind the scenes. To Apple, and the store, the one that takes them all apart, it'll just be cool. Yeah, Trevor, or something like that. Yeah, it'll take it to bits, and what it will do is it will just pick it up from you and it will just take it and throw it straight in the trash. That is what it is. Fair enough. I'm not using them. Empty recycle bin bun. So it's funny. I think it's called trash in America. This is funny, right? In America on macOS, it's trash as the name of the bin. I know it's called trash over here. I remember the direction the dock. It's trash, yes, it's cold trash in America here it's called Ben. No. They changed that. I'm sure it used to be trapped. It still is called Benton. It's so funny. Well, the proper English way of saying it, yeah. Exactly. That's right. Just to alienate a lot of our listeners, sorry about that. Well, I must have teaching. I think it's educational. That's where the show is. It's educational. Let's find out if that's true by bringing in people who know things. We've got Michael Babcock back with us again. Michael Babcock always good to have you on the show. Thanks for having me. And I messed my region settings up. So right now it calls mine up in as well. There you go. I don't know how beautiful. Was that weird? Did you think, wow, what's that? It caught me off guard, it made me think, huh. That's probably why I have a UK accent. I'm a Siri voice now. Yeah, it's funny though, because you find a lot of people abroad tend to have UK. We always tend to go for an alternative, like here we have a lot of people here to use U.S. voices, Australia, Australian voices. That's right, yeah. Listen, we've also got with this. And this is a brand new voice tour show. You will know this guy's voice. I have to say he probably has the best voice in the world. I thought rob, who did her voiceovers, had the coolest voice. Then this guy comes along the Massey Thomas is with us who's Michael's co host on the podcast. And one of the many podcasts he does. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. Listen to me. Listen to us, nasally. Could you say hello to Sean and Sean, could you respond? Hello, Sean. Hello. How are you? I'm so embarrassed. I know. You two have got the best voices I've ever heard there I've said it. I'm not ashamed. So you have the great accent, though, right? And you have the proper English, too. Although that's true, we do say bin. Yeah, okay. Well done. Some people, some people have got the power in life, some people have got the respect, and other people are just the funny people. I think we're the funny people showing. Yeah, I know. They're just the cool kids. I mean, they just say so cool. It's amazing. Let's not fall over you too much because this will just get a bit weird very quickly. Towards jingles and voiceovers, it's amazing. I know rob is even Robert. Yeah, get rid of rob. Rob's fired. Okay, look, we're going to talk today about the Mac and in particular two applications, although there are actually more we can get into today because Michael and I have been emailing back and forth or what I mean by that is Michael's been emailing me and I usually either send one responses or none. Usually none. Usually none. I am the world's worst emailer. If AI can do anything, it could maybe answer my emails. That would be cool. And it'll happen. Well, let's get in there. It feels that way. But you've been emailing about a lot of different ideas and things to talk about. And that's why I thought we'd wrap it all into this today because Luke is one conversation of many we will have and have had about the Mac over the years. And I don't want to get into the hall how cool is the marker? Where are we with the Mac? Because I think we've done a lot of that. I think let's talk about practical applications. So one is launch bar. And I thought that's a good place to start because it's kind of the beginnings of where you would begin on a computer on a mic, right? So it's an alternative to spotlight. Now, damasi, you've done a big demo of this on your new podcast, right? Yep, on technically working on kind of walk through when I got my M two air because I was trying to be like Stephen, he convinced me to buy dash. I still don't blame me. Man, listen. So nobody knows you, but I'm like, this guy Steven is the one reason that I bought this into MacBook Air. It's kind of his fault. Well, I mean, listen, man, I don't know you. And all you have to do is show up and throw on a very heavy Scottish broke. And they're like, oh, it's James Bond. It's okay then. Oh, thanks. Thomas. Thank you. Very good. I like that. I can't do that. You could pull out your amazing amazing Sopranos accent that also works very well. Hey everybody, you want to coffee? You got a coffee around here? Dancing monkey nose. Now I am, I'm just a toy playing you like a puppet. It's amazing. I feel like ham out of Toy Story. Listen, listen, I listen to the show just for that. But seriously. I'm glad we educate you and help you on this. Let's say that you did buy a computer out of it. So I suppose you've got something out of it. It's actually going to be going back to a laptop because I was on the Mac mini for a while. And it's been great, but yeah, I started everything from scratch on this MacBook Air with the intent of recording content as I set up some of the more kind of general purpose applications like launch bar to record the process and show people my settings because here's the thing I often find. So I'm not going to tell you about this great aptitude using like, oh, this is so amazing. You know, blah, blah, blah. You go download it. And then you're like, well, mine isn't doing what you said. Yours does. How do I get there? So according to settings process of how I configure mine will help you help people get kind of an aspect of looking to why mine works this particular way. And also explaining the settings. So if you're checking a box or unchecking a box, you know why you're doing it. Yeah, that's a really good point, actually. It's funny I downloaded an app recently for the Mac called Vienna, which is an RSS app. And it's like you see, you know, actually when you download it and you play around with the settings. There are a lot of things in there you could change that could make the experience better, but you have to explain that to people. Or like you said, they'll be thinking, well, hang on, mines doesn't work like that. It looks the same.
Gadget Lab Podcast
A highlight from I Love You, I Hate You, Dont Call Me
"What is that? It's a flip phone. It is a Motorola flip phone. One of my first from the 1990s, I don't remember exactly what year, but you hear that creaking? Do you hear that? I do. The hinge. And then the satisfying goodbye. See, now flip and hinge and phone all mean completely different things. They do. I mean, we don't really use these anymore. Some people do. Some people are like, I'm going back to the earth. I'm living in a yurt, and I'm using a flip phone. I'm going to be in green bubbles forever. I don't need any apps. But this is so satisfying. You know what? Also, as I was carrying this into the office this morning, I dropped it, and I had not a fear about its fate. Because you haven't used it in 20 years. Well, yes, I mean, I'm not going to go by. This is true, but it's like a brick. It's like a little who cares. There's no oled display here that I have to worry about. It's just there's some glass. Right. It's just a little flip phone. Right. Well, it is an artifact of the past and may also be an artifact of the future. With the creek and all. That was a good segue. Should we segue into the actual show now? Let's segue into the future. All right. Hi, everyone. Welcome to gadget lab. I am Michael Corey. I'm a senior editor at wired. And I'm Lauren good. I'm a senior writer at wired. Still with her flip phone. We are also joined today by wired senior editor Jason K Jason. Welcome to the show. Oh, thank you. I was promised by you, Lauren. This would be the funnest hour of my entire week. Yeah, and in fact, I lied to you a little bit. In order to get you on the show, I actually told you it was going to be 45 minutes. But we're probably going to take up a little bit more of your time. But we're so thrilled to have you in studio. I'm here. This is your first time here. Is that right? On this podcast, yes, I have been in this room before. What Jason is saying is he gives me eyes right now is that a short while ago, I asked Jason here if he would join me as a permanent co host on another program, TB announced, and Jason politely declined, we had such a we had so much fun taping those pilots and we had such great chemistry and everyone was like, you guys should do a show together. And then this is my favorite part. Jason said, Jason lives this lovely life up in the Berkeley hills, right? He's a bit of a hermit. You're wiser than your years. You like to read. You don't like to socialize unnecessarily and Jason said, you know, I just don't think I want to come into the office that frequently. That's not what I said. It's a flagrant misrepresentation. Then, guess what folks? Here I am. The hammer came down and we are supposed to be back in the office now two to three days a week. That's true. But you've misrepresented me. Okay, what was your reasoning then? Tell me why you rejected me. I don't think people. My thoughts. Are for anyone, but private people. Does that make sense? I don't really have an online presence. Very few photos, not a lot of social media, so I don't want any kind of personality beyond the word on the page. That's fair. You feel a sense of control over how you are represented when you are editing and writing, but podcasting we go off the rails a little bit. Right, I say this. And of course, here I sit on this podcast. I'm helping back into this world that I so as you put it politely to climb oh, I love you, Jason. Okay, let's get this over with. We're glad you're here. But there is a specific reason why you're on the show here because in addition to not being as online as everyone else here and everyone else in our lives, you also have taken a step back from mobile phones, occasionally in your life, and you have a very unique relationship to phones. Yes. And go on. We're going to that is the topic of the day. So that's why we have you here. Well, it's something I, yes, I think I can talk about. We're going to talk about your specific device, too. Sure. At some point. Today, we are in fact talking about smartphones. It's everyone's favorite topic. Jason say mine. Our phones rule our lives. Most of us love them, some of us hate them, but I think that most of us hope that they never go away. However, if recent sales data is to be believed, we are also incredibly bored with smartphones, so board, in fact, that we are buying far fewer of them than we used to. So on today's show, we'll talk about what the future looks like for the smartphone. Lauren, you wrote a story this week where you asked half a dozen or so technology experts to peer into the near future and tell us what is next for the phone. They made some interesting predictions and the three of us will argue over which of those predictions are spot on, and which ones are way off. But first, we should set this up. The reason we are getting all existential about the phone this week is because we've seen some new research showing that we are kind of bored with shiny new devices. Yeah, I think to say that we're getting bored is personalizing it a little bit. But some recent data has shown that people are buying fewer smartphones that smartphone sales are slowing. And this is especially notable because in the fourth quarter of 2022, the holiday season, when people are usually buying lots of things, smartphone shipments declined significantly more than 18% from the same holiday period the year before.
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from Steven's Next Computer & Virtual Assistants
"Some headlines, right? Sometimes the liver is news, and it's usually things like, oh, hey Luke and you're a bit thing that's not quite come out yet. Or whatever it is. And that's fine. But actually, this time around, no one gets some serious headlines that are actually making waves and are actually attached to bigger tech news stories in the wider community, which is very interesting. Exciting times. But look, you know what? We've got to start the show with just a bit of a moment just to reset a little bit after yesterday because it was a bit chaotic here on double tap yesterday. There was a lot to say. I'll say emotional. It was emotional. It was how did I put it on the tweet? I think I said it was passionate. It was raw. Real raw and rough, which is my Twitter profile. But yeah, it was. It was honest. You're right. It was honest. And I think we got a lot of emotions out. And I think that those emotions are felt by a lot of us reflecting on what Julian said yesterday. You know, I think for me, there's we oftentimes we are so frustrated in ourselves. I mean, some people could listen to that and could think sort of an overreaction to a comment about echolocation. But actually when you really dig into the deeper point and only blind people get this, we really are the ones that get this. The frustration we live sometimes. Just trying to get through. And Julian, when he talked, he talked so eloquently. About the challenges he faces, every day, and he just gets on with it. And you know, we're not looking for, he's not looking for anyone to pat them on the head and say, well done. He's not looking for praise. He's not looking for anything. He just wants to live his life like everybody else. And what he doesn't want is someone coming along and saying, well, if you just tried a bit harder, you could achieve this. And I think that's the point. I think that's ultimately the point that I've been trying to get to. I think I feel we've the point. And I think it's time to chill things out. You know, I got an email last night from someone I won't see who because they asked not to have their email read out. And they said, look, I love your show. I love the conversations. But maybe it's time to dial it down a bit. And I don't disagree with that. I think we've made our points. I certainly have, I feel I've made my point. I must admit, you know, I wasn't expecting a colocation to be the conversation. Didn't think that would be it. But I think people have said what they need to sit. And a lovely voicemail from Shannon, who sent this message, and I think before, it would have been before. We had from Julian, but it's a really interesting voicemail because it ties into this whole conversation around being born blind, and the challenges that people face who are born blind versus people who lose slightly on. Shannon got in touch with us for the first time, I think. And this is her comment. Hi, my name is Shannon Carey, and I'm calling because the other evening is the Tuesday show. You mentioned that it's probably very different for a person to be born blind versus a person do have online later in life. And I think the answer is absolutely. Those of us who have been born blind, it's our normal and although we have challenges, we are able to work through those and kind of learn from the very beginning while those are people who have lost their site later on, I can't only imagine the transition that requires in the trying to learn new things and figure things out and really just train your brain to do something different. So to any of you and all of you who have lost sight who are losing sight, you should commend yourselves and be very proud of what you're doing. And don't configure yourself to others. It's just not something that's good for anyone to do. The other thing that I want to comment on is a gentleman called also on the Tuesday show saying that he thought it would be great to actually talk about people who have jobs and who are successful at their jobs at being blind or visually impaired. And I think he's right that we do talk a lot about really needing to have focusing on how people are not employed, but I think we should focus more on people who are employed and who have been successful just to kind of create a balance in the conversation and also to inspire people if possible. I say this as a person who has gone from birth, but as a person who has been working with and or at Microsoft for the past 29 years, very successfully and I hope that others can have the same level of success and that those of us who have been successful can support all of you who might want to create jobs or look to jobs or be employed in different ways as well. So love the show and I will keep listening. Thank you so much, Shannon.
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from Everyone (Shouting At) Everyone All At Once
"Hurry you today. Gorgeous, thank you, Steven. How are you? I'm all right, are you hiding in there? Are you under a duvet? I'm scared. I'm so scared. No, no, talking of this being a tech show. I just, 'cause my little wireless charger here, my MagSafe charger isn't charging my phone, so I unplug the USB cable and just put it in my mouth to see if there is any or well done. And I just thought to myself, actually, was a wise thing to do. No. Let me just say for legal reasons. No, never do that. But for life reasons. If anything, well, I'm assuming it's not putting a lot of power into this MagSafe, but I honestly don't know. So by the way, there is no tingle, so I think it's not plugged in properly. Okay, so what we don't want to find out is what would happen if you did that and it was. And it was plugged. Yeah, okay. I'll do that for the next probably find you'd be blown across the room. No, no, no, it's like when you put your tongue on a 9 Volt battery, isn't it? It's fine. Is it not doing that? You keep licking things. This is where this thing, you're not alone in this. I see people tweeting this all the time. And look at that. And you think it's stop doing that blind people. That's not good, and it will end badly for someone. It's I heard recently of someone who could read using their tongue. Oh, come on. I'm sorry, but it's true. And I used to get my credit card number, using my tongue. You couldn't do it. It depends how pointed your tongue is, I guess. And also, well, it's a bit hard to know what the flat surface of the cards. Yeah, that's true. It did have to be embossed on it. If you can do it with the way the cards are now, then I'm impressed. You should be on the Canada's got talent. Is that thing? I'm sure it is. Let's just imagine it is. Why should we have today? So the title of the show was a kind of play on the big Oscar winner movie, which everyone seems to be excited about. I'm really pleased to see in the UK it's available on Amazon Prime with audio description. Yes, I open it up this morning and it was just there. Free to prime subscribers. Fantastic. Yeah, well everyone is shouting at everything all at once in this show. Not on that film, I don't think. I've never seen this movie. I don't even know what it's about. I knew I was being explained to me. And I still don't understand even chat GPT. Couldn't explain this movie to me in what I understood. But it knows everything. But it just didn't make sense to me what an earth animal was talking about. But anyway, I will watch it because it's one of those things. I have this tendency in life to whenever someone says, oh, you should watch this movie. It's the greatest movie ever, Breaking Bad was the classic actually the TV show. And everyone was like, oh, you got to watch it. You got it as the best thing you have the best thing ever, of course, took ten years to get or do description. But Walking Dead, by the way, still doesn't have audio description on so many streaming services. Well, sort of, it seems to have gone some of the later ones, but I want you to watch it all from the beginning again. First episode, no AD anywhere that I could find. Do you know the thing about The Walking Dead from me was the noises. It was just, that was enough. I couldn't really deal with after. After a while, there's only so much squashing. You can put up with. Squashing. So much squashing. What were you watching? I don't think that was the walk. Okay, fair enough. Fantastic washing sound every so often. It's so important. I actually had to leave. It got to a point where I couldn't I couldn't bear it anymore. Weren't you in your house? No, no, no, no, sorry. And then I left the season. I couldn't watch Walking Dead anymore. And that's leg. It was that. It was The Walking Dead that did it to you. You just couldn't handle it. You walked out. You slipped on the ice and this is where we are. Absolutely right. It was just too gross to watch anymore. Fans will know what I'm talking about. It was the negan episode when he was first introduced. That was it for me. I was like, what season is that? Because I think I only got to be season two or three, and they're like, oh, I don't even know. But I mean, it just goes on and on, doesn't it? It does, just the thing. I was amazed when I saw it was like season 8 or something. And I thought, is that still going? I don't know, but it's all done. I don't know. But a spin offs isn't there? Another world or something. That's the one. Yeah, there's so many of us. I love zombie films, so they are my thing. At some point, it's just going to be a series of just zombies walking around doing really nothing. Just eating all the humans. They've had all the brains and there's nothing left. It's just a bunch of zombies just wandering about the streets. Do you know there's a movie a British movie years ago, which came out which I loved at the time called 28 days later. Oh, amazing. Yeah. And then it was followed up with 28 weeks later. Yes? Where was the months? Where was the years? Yes, 28 months later. Yeah, right. Okay. And then there was another one. Which is coming out. I'm 28 years later. Oh, right. I heard rumors. Oh, very good. No, it was weeks, you're right. 28 days, 28 weeks and 28 years 28 years. So this could be a new one coming out, which I must admit. That was a franchise I actually thought they could have done a lot more with. Because the problem is, I guess, they're all doing it now.
SGGQA Podcast – SomeGadgetGuy
A highlight from #SGGQA 290 Samsungs Fake MOON ZOOM, Pixel Watch Success, SVB Bonuses, WWE Wants to Legalize Betting
"Had in my show lineup. I trimmed a lot. And there were stories that in weeks past, I maybe would have spent like a significant amount of time to detail, well, this is the problem with that and socialism and capitalism and blah blah blah. And that was a story that had to go. So. This podcast this week, just on the news block alone could have been its own two hour show, but I also want to spend a little time chatting about some of the amazing gadgets that we've been playing with and some of the fun that we've been having. And I wanted to leave a little space there in the gadget block too. And we've got to, of course, address the controversy of Samsung's yet again, misrepresenting the performance of their products. So amazing crew. In the chat already, Dave burns is making fun of the new backdrop that we've got here on the video stream. Farhan zal botnik, aditya, tech by germane, McCoy and Ron Guido own Scott Barry, I think I have to get an important, let's ban this user right here. That's good. Okay. Just say Barry Johnson, Maryland, bray gray, owl, Al Sabah, a cup of cash. I'm scrolling up. Raymond did hawks hawks talks. What's up hockey? Yeah, how you doing? Jay man one 50. It's great. I'm already feeling it. This is gonna be a really fun show. I hope everybody had a lovely week last week and a lovely weekend. Surprisingly, got a little emotional during the Academy Awards. It was a really interesting show for folks who came out of entertainment and Hollywood, like my wife and I did. Some really fun moments and some, again, all the kudos and all the celebrations and all the accolades for the directors and producers and performers that want awards last night. Yeah, Jay man, we have 50 node Will Smith this time. There wasn't any big salacious moment for this year's Academy Awards. Which I like better. I think that's better. But it was also just kind of interesting to see a movie like everything everywhere all at once, sort of take its moment in the sun. I am a big old nerd and you're telling me that there's a multiverse sci-fi action comedy and that's the movie that the academy backed this year. And I feel like that's a step in the right direction. It's a mother daughter story set in the backdrop of one of the best alternate reality multi dimensional travel types of movies that even marvel couldn't pull off. And it's silly. The Academy Award went to one of the silliest movies of last year. I don't know, I think we can call that progress. Like it's just a big dumb fun silly movie. And it's got some heart to it. And that's all we needed. That's all we need. Seriously, if we want to have a good time at the movies, I don't need a four hour epic of Dirk and grizzly Doug and here's a childhood icon that we turned into a grisly dark dark, but is it edge dark enough? It's edgy and it's dark. Cool. But you know what? Michelle yo, just like traveling through dimensions and getting ratatouille wrong was really all I needed for a fun film. So I'm good. So yes, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Jumping into some housekeeping, I didn't get a lot shot last week. I'm kind of in production heck on a project right now. And it's sucking up a lot more time than I thought it was going to. Just owing to me being Samsung hater now. I'm working on all these really big project files in the clients. We just want to do a quick backup and get an off site. Awesome. Send me a drive. Let's do that. And I opened the box and it's like, oh no. It's a little portable Samsung drive. Oh God. And it's like, it's a good rugged drive. It's a little mini SSD, but the right speeds are so slow. And I'm like riding the climb back like, hey, I've got a SanDisk over here. It's literally gonna shave three hours off of the transfer time of all of these files. I think I just need to send you my SanDisk. Just like, of course, of course, the Samsung label pops up in my life in a way like, hi, we're Samsung. We're here to make our life more difficult. Oh man, I really have become that guy. Yeah, Michelle Yeoh Michelle Yeoh, absolutely killed it. Stephanie Sue nailed it. It was such a fun evening last night seeing that movie celebrated. And za botnik, absolutely, the magic word was fun. It's not a movie that takes itself too seriously. It wholly embraces an absurd silliness. So you go into this and you're like, oh, but I want my movie to do serious and grounded. And you're like, you're talking about action heroes. Like, practically superheroes based on this cosmic energy that they can sort of tap into. I don't need grounded. I don't need grounded. I want silly, in fact. When I look at my capes and cowls, I'd actually kind of like to see more tick more Adam West Batman, more lighthearted. There are characters that are designed for that, and we're trying to make everything super dark. And I'm an orphan. And you're like, nah, I'm okay. Yeah. So tech by Jermaine, this is the big deal. So tech wise your main says, I haven't seen everything everywhere all at once yet. I only need to check it out for sure. This is an Academy Award winning film. It is not traditional Oscar bait. Do not go into this movie expecting marvel. Do not go into this movie expecting dark, grounded series edgelord, you know, oh, we're going to take this concept super seriously. It is silly. And if you're going into the movie, I want to see sci-fi absurdity. It's almost got like, oh, what's not Terry? Oh, shoot time bandits. Who is the name of the director, he likes really mixing in a lot of kind of hyper real and over the top kind of silly pieces. Almost kind of like a money python. Yeah, it's over the top. And it takes the premise and then it goes, okay, well, this is kind of a ridiculous premise. How far how far can we push that? And that's what you're in for. So definitely when you're in the mood that you need like just something to take the edge off, you know, pour a libation of your choosing, sit back, pop some popcorn and just kind of be ready for silly. I really love that we can embrace something fun. Jumping into some housekeeping. Yeah, it does to Dory. It's the best example of silly with heart, beautifully shot, brilliantly acted, and also I was really excited that it won the Academy Award for editing. Putting all the pieces of a multiverse story together in a meaningful way that helps each scene kind of helps empower the ridiculousness of the situation. Must have been a monumental task. And there are only a couple of moments that I feel like, oh, okay, so this may be wasn't a transition or this isn't something that I'm trying to speak very generally here without ruining the movie. But that one, I was like, if everything everywhere all at once doesn't win for best editing, I'm gonna be crazy. I'm gonna go nuts. Because it is also one of the best pieced together films for how ridiculous it actually gets. So now, let's get to housekeeping because there's not a lot. Let me screen share here.
Double Tap Canada
A highlight from Reviewing The Victor Reader Stream 3rd Generation
"Sean priest, how are you today? I am gorgeous, so how are you? Do you not quite enough? Because we do have time for this today. We've got to get we honestly we have got so much to talk about with our guests today. I am just going to dive right in. We'll dispense with the usual yeah, I don't know if we can. You know as we can, I don't even own either terrible weekend that you could have done. And it's all perfect. No small talk, straight to it. Okay. I like it. Okay, so straight into a guest today because we have with us Adam linson, a regular listener to the show he got in touch with us. Also, we have David ward with us. You've had David before here on the program. He does the echo tips podcast at both are also access technology instructors as well. So they both come to this with an interesting perspective. We're going to be getting them on today to talk all about the victory to stream. Adam from the perspective of buying the device, David from the perspective of maybe buying the device. Maybe, I mean, victory to stream, you know, I'm yet to be convinced. Listen, great to have you both here, because we're talking today about the Victor rider stream and Aaron, you got in touch with me very kindly to offer to come on and talk about this when you actually got hands on with the device. So you've got it. No, first off, why did you buy it? Because obviously the victory the second one, hang on. No, no, that's a fair question. Why buy this thing? Because you've got the second gen, it's good. It's obviously functional has got a lot to it, so what made you take the plunge and splurge on a new third gen. Actually, now think about it. Anyway, carry on. You know, neither do I but you know what set is said. At this point. So but I think one of the biggest reasons is this product has been out for the longest time. And it's been ten years since the upgrade to the news generation. And one of the biggest things about it was a new look on the face and more tactile buttons. And honestly, the addition of a USB-C port. Now, if only a certain company that we're not going to name on the show would move one of their devices to USB-C, we would be all good. And everything would be right in the world. Oh, you mean Apple? You said it. Hello, Apple. We know they listen. Now they won't. Yeah. And then the addition of I've got a 256 gigabyte SD card in my second generation. And it was kind of a figuring out of which bringing to use because some would work and somewhat. But this one, the third generation actually, you can hold up to a terabyte worth of information on it, which is ridiculous. I remember in high school when we thought moving from 256 megabytes all the way up to one gig, was a big yes. I remember that when I got my first gigabyte hard drive, wow. Yeah. And so it's come a long way. That's a lot of storage, a terabyte of storage. What would you feel that with? What are you using this for? Is this your audiobook layer, your media player? So it's kind of both. One and the same. Because I've found that while I do like my iPhone and I believe that there is a place for it, there's sometimes that buttons and just simple navigation are the best and most productive and effective way to go about a routine, whether that's getting a book, or using a GPS device to get around. For me, as a musician, what I like is the ability to learning a song is to have and to know where the pause and rewind buttons are. I know where they're at, they're going to be there all the time. And I'm not going to have to be done on software that might break. That might change a button layout. That might go scroll with a new device hardware device or a new software page. I don't have to worry about any about that. I know what I'm getting with the Victor's stream automatically know how to use it. Yeah, it is a solid device for sure. And I want to get to that as well because the build quality is something with these devices. We are going to be using them for a long time. That is important. The second gen was pretty robust. Third gen so far, your thoughts. It's pretty robust. You know, there's been a couple of podcasts where the team aware has said they've dropped it downstairs and it's completely fine. I tend to believe them on that. Although I'm not going to no, you don't want to try. Drop test. Come on, that's why we got you. All right, no, no, no, no. It's really lightweight, honestly. You know, I stick it in my pocket and along with my keys, my phone, or whatever. And I really don't feel it. So honestly, they removed this sort of concave that they had with the second gen, I really don't see a need to get a case for this device. Now, David, the reason we brought you in here is because I know you are interested in this. And I've been following your tweets and I know that Twitter's some people's minds are legal for me to be on. So I apologize again for living my best life. That's not you. Well, David, I've been following your tweets on this. And you are keen on this, aren't you? You're quite keen on the device. And I thought it would be good to get you on just to ask Adam from his point of view. He's got one. What you might want to ask him. Oh, I get to ask questions. Wow. Well, I mean, obviously, I'm an AT instructor. That's my day job. So I have gobs of students that have loved the Victor reader Aaron, a time of memorial. I look back at the original and that came out, I think, that almost the same year as the iPhone or right before, so that was pretty cutting edge stuff. A text to speech in your pocket that you walked around with and you could wear headphones and stuff. So man, a terabyte of so are you also using it to record musical sessions
Android Central Podcast
A highlight from Pixel Fold Spotted In The Wild?
"You doing? You know, I'm here so often, let's just stop calling me a guest. Let's call me like the house plant or something. Oh yeah, that's kind of cute. You're a permanent fixture. You are. You are as are you Nick Cedric, hello, hello, good sir. How are you? I go on vacation every now and then, so. I'm going to say that you and Jerry are my monstera and orchid plants. I don't know. You guys, you guys are the cute plans. I like it. I'm good with being a plant. That's fine. This is acceptable. Oh, and I am welcoming back Derek Lee. He was on the pod last week, and we're really happy to have you on again. I know you are. You're welcome. Okay, we've got a lot of fun topics to talk about this week. I want to start off with two topics. I mean, the first is a news article that was published yesterday by you, Derek. Actually, it's called the pixel fold may have just been spotted in the wild, and I also want to talk about Michael's editorial if I can find it. Google has a pixel fold problem, and he wrote that a week ago. So I kind of want to talk about both of these because I think, you know, obviously there's so much talk about, you know, is there going to be a Google folder. That's a really hard thing to say. Google foldable, Google. Anyways, okay. I think there's been a lot of conversation around. You know, will there be a pixel fold? Will it happen? And so in Derek's news article, he wrote, you know, Google has been rumored to have a foldable pixel phone in the works. A Reddit user claims to have spotted the pixel fold on a train in New York City. The images show the device while closed and in landscape orientation. So, you know, okay, you know, it's possible maybe it is. And when you look at the image of the user, he's almost like, it kind of looks like you know, people from seeing what the phone could look like, but I mean, it's also really hard to tell as well. But let's talk about briefly about this and then let's talk about Michael's article about how Google has a pixel fold problem. What do you guys think about this Reddit user's claims? I mean, when I first saw it, I was like, what are we looking at? Because they're very, the pictures are very blurry. And in most of them, you can barely even see the phone. And then there's one where you get a good sort of good look at the display, but the thing is like the phone isn't even open, so you have to really you can't even tell. Yeah, you have to really squint to even suggest that it's the pixel. And also, like, okay, let's look at this image. I mean, obviously, if you haven't seen it, you definitely should go see it. But okay, if you folded this device, it looks like it would be the size of a credit card. And to me, I feel like that is not what a pixel fold would look like. I don't know. The display definitely looks like wider than Samsung's tall. On the fold, which I actually prefer the wider. I don't like Samsung's extra tall external display. A little careful Nick's on the left. Well, 'cause you know, for work purposes, whenever Nick sends me a screenshot, it's super long, and I'm like, how am I gonna fit this in an article? But. The direction that other foldables are going are going by having a wider external display. And I like that this is the pixel fold. I like that it's going this route. Again, in the image, you have to really squint. And put like a side by side to one of the leaked whatever renders. From the pixel fold and if you squint and look at the top, you can see like, you know, I guess where the bezel ends and where the hinge begins. And it looks similar to the render that we got like a month or two ago. Right. So I'm thinking, okay, at first I was like, I don't know. I don't know if this is really the pixel four.
The Tech Guy
A highlight from ATTG 1965: Wet and Funky - Silicon Valley Bank, Google Photos, Rode NT1
"We got an extra app. We got an hour less of sleep, because we set our clocks forward. When will this madness end? Mexico, this year is for the first time not going to switch. I have a feeling that this is going to be sweeping the globe eventually because it's a nutty idea to change the clock. Absolutely. And we've got a bill waiting. Marco Rubio put a bill in, now there's some debate. Should we, like my wife says, let's stay on daylight saving time. Oh, which one to do? So California already had an initiative a ballot initiative in which we'd say we said we want to change. But the way it works, the federal government has to say yes, because you're effectively changing your time zone. Right. Your time zone is standard time. And you can't change your time zone unilaterally as a state or an individual, although I very tempted just to say, I'm going to stay on saving time. I don't care what all the rest of you all can change anything. Arizona, Hawaii. They don't do it. Except for the Navajo Nation. They do it. It's a very confusing thing. Anyway, for those of you who are watching right now, congratulations. Your computer figured out how to change the clock or your phone. I have there's three clocks in my house. I have to go around and manually change the microwave. The oven, same, and the clock in the gym. Okay. So not too much. Because I mostly buy clocks that. You sync up. Your cuckoo clock too. Oh, I had to change that too. You're right. Four clocks. Why does he know that? I was there to get a projector, remember? He noted my cuckoo clock. Actually, we're being there's a lot of levity, but there shouldn't be, because a very serious thing happened in the United States this week, very abruptly, the Silicon Valley bank collapsed. Should I play the, there's two different clips we could play, both of which will get us taken down from YouTube immediately. One is Bart Simpson creating a run on the bank. And the other is, of course, from Jimmy Stewart and it's a wonderful life. Well, your money's not here, mister Potter. It's over in Harry's house. She built Harry's house and so you remember just imagine them in your imagine if you will. Bart created a run of the bank by just going to the banking. Makes out of money. Oh, no. And everybody runs. And this is what a run in the bank is. It's a panic. Yeah, and that's what this story is, right? It was improper communication, right? For the most part. It's complicated. We're going to get some financial experts and financial wizards. I know you later in the week we'll have some on tech news weekly. Here's Twitter was full of hot takes all weekend. Many of which were probably misguided. But here's my understanding from talking to experts of what actually happened. So Silicon Valley bank, which is a regular every day bank number 18 bank in the nation, billions on deposits, but it also catered to startups. And Silicon Valley, because of the name and the cachet. But they had a problem other banks don't have, which is the way startups work, they get a pile of money in the beginning from venture capital. They have to put that in the bank because they're going to spend it over time. The way a normal bank would work, you, Mike a sergeant, would open a checking account and dribble your
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
Daily Tech Headlines
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
Mac OS Ken
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.