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Samsung's Confusing Note 20 Series - Earthquake detection, Pixel 4a First Look, Android TV update
"I'm Jason Al.. And I'm Ron Richards. And I'm Florence Ion. Yeah. Hello to the two of you and actually opening it up here because we do have the Brady Bunch on the screen to the three of you because welcoming to the show for the first time Damian wild video producer at night if five, Google also host of the night if I've daily Podcast, amy, I'm a big Fan. It's great to have you on the show. Thank you. Yeah. So. It's been a long time coming to come. See me previously vote. Funny. Even though this time zone differences but yeah, could be here. Yeah. I know for that. I had to apologize we often have guests on this show who are not you know over here in the you know the three time zones that we exist in here in the US or the four times rather So as a result, you are up at one am in the morning joining us him for that Oh i deeply thank you anyone who has to get up and sacrifice their sleep for this show. Thank you so much. No problem that is dedication. That's amazing. Thank you. Donnie award for staying up. On not to make it a race or competition or anything wind Matteo. Comes on it's usually like three or four PM. So his appearances happened to be like the absolute worst time but apparently, it doesn't seem to faze him that much. But anyone that has the sacrifice their sleep for a podcast like I don't know if I would do that. Well, actually I do know that I wouldn't because my podcast studios in our master bedroom. So, that would mean my wife would have to sleep in a different room and I'm not gonna put her through that just for. A race but I did do for am when I was in Romania that one time or four. jetlagged and that was my first night in Romania. So that was. Hard also works in the other direction because Jason didn't cover the Samsung of it last week. Yes. Yeah. What was that that seven am which is A sacrificing. And I was watching and solidarity because I was there with the kid watching you and listening to you Leo kind of. The show because you have a young one. So let's be real. You're probably up at least two hours prior to that anyways. So It's true. anyways. David it's really great to get you on I've I've follow nine to five Google. So closely, as you'll see in today's rundown, we have so many nine to five Google stories in here also partially because you're on and we'd like to. Work and everybody at your sites work when we bring you as on. So thanks for hopping on. We have a lot of interesting stuff to talk about. So let's jump in with some news. I can show you five new things that I can do. While now and curious not. All. Work. So cool. Thanks for that. I miss her so much I Miss Studio so much I'm not GonNa like it was definitely. It was a constant in my week that I really S. Well. anyways. While I'm missing the twit HQ, we can talk about five new things coming your android phone as was the big reveal this morning from Google. WE'RE GONNA quickly run through the five little things and then you know kind of talk a little bit about it afterwards. So the first thing is emergency location services are now available. For Eight hundred million people in twenty nine different countries, and this is actually a pretty big deal. So emergency location services, or E. L.. As they're known some places, it doesn't require hardware and he downloads or updates, and this particular ability is built into Google play services and will work for any phone running android four point one and up, which is great Some of the benefits of this include faster response times for emergency calls and better accuracy for location data. So if happened to need assistance, it'll be a little more precise than just relying on you know standard old location data. Second big new feature or earthquake alerts. Now you might be thinking, why do I care I don't live where you guys live in California, but might I remind you last week North Carolina had a random earthquake. So this probably is very well timed Now, android phones that can detect earthquakes with the android earthquakes alerts system. So it has its own name it will run an Android Pfeiffer, no devices, and above, and if you're in California receive earthquake alerts powered by shake alert, which is kind of the West Coast is program for announcing earthquakes I. Guess split-second before they happen basically duck and cover. TAP weight. Onto a little more at lighter updates to the ANDROID Speier android auto is getting a couple of new refreshed features so. Little more contextual information especially for calendar entries. So like smart displays, android auto will give us insight into the daily schedule calendar events and directions where you need to go based on those calendar events. You can also manage the preferences in the settings APP, which he didn't have much control over before. So now if you don't WanNa be bothered while you're driving, you don't have to or you can have all the alerts come out you because you're just a busy bee with places to be.
Fresh update on "aaa" discussed on All About Android
"For that price for thousand dollars. You're getting the plastic back design and I know there are always those people out there that are like, yeah. But I, still plastic and everything but it seems like most phones in this price category our last back I'm not saying it's right or wrong just pointing out a fact and then and then a ten eighty p display on a thousand dollar. Devise I. Don't know there's something weird without price and some of these features does anyone else agree tell me why I'm wrong I agree that's that's why I got very sorry to jump in before everybody but it's just like it's really. Frustrates me that we're at this price point and that. The idea of mid range would come to your mind to. To to categorize it because you know I've been looking at low lower price gadgets. Last couple of weeks because of some of the work I've been doing and the there's a reason that it's price the way that it is and this is just You might as well, just say Samsung this premium line they should just say that. Might. And it really is although now these foldable seem to be different category premium but Damian Ron like like how do you feel about these phones Damian where you were you following along with? Are you a note. Van. Walsum. Found widely hot everyone up until the not employees last year and I just think the the convergence of the s line and the note line meant that it just makes it really difficult bind decision. I. Think the pricing is well the pricing structure. This time around is. I mean. The more think about the thousand dollar all the thousand euro thousand pound price in. It seems ridiculous on. Face value obviously given the s twenty, the standard note, twenty specifications but I think if you gonNA use a device Potentially. I'm not sure what the the inequities average consumer does. Not Happy to keep a device for two three years, you go top of the line. Then five hundred dollars a year. For instance, on a fifteen, hundred dollar phone is probably. Putting not far off. It's probably not that drastic by like say the stickers sticker prices always going to be putting people off. A do not know what the strategy with the note twenty the just seems. Just seems really convoluted. Even, more so than it was last year with the s ten and then the the notes on Do you want Not Stick to the s twenty line. I don't really know where else to go from from that. Something's been a bit confusing this time around the I'm GonNa hold for Zad fold for as Europeans is that full two zero two looks phenomenal it feels like learn more from the mistakes with the original but then just made the same mistakes with the twenty so. Sunday. They're only human. They're not perfect right? I mean Samsung, right? We're GONNA it..
AAA: Partially automated driving systems don't always work
"That beep when you cross over the White line, and since the distance between you and the next guy were meant to make driving easier now, a new study says partially automated driving systems may have a few glitches research from triple A shows. Most of the problems are with the systems that keep the cars in their lanes. Others had trouble spotting broken down vehicles in their path. The study tested systems from five manufacturers over 4000 miles and said they had issues every eight miles. They recommend car companies. That they use in their models. Lisa
Fresh update on "aaa" discussed on All About Android
"Where life meets legal and we thank them for their support of all about android. We don't need a bumper for this because we've got more hardware spilling over here and say, okay. All right. Fine. Fine. Burke wants to hardware bumper. Burke gets the hardware bumper. He's got his finger on the button flow. What do you think about Samsung's phone announcements last week? She's GonNa. Say Burke was buying me time because I was still chewing my Roba from that Ad. Listen just being real here Hey. So Samsung had a big event last week some of US got up super early for it. Some of US didn't have to so good for you if that was you and there was a lot of stuff that was announced at that event. Quite overwhelming amount of staff, but we're going to focus on our the phones. So I got the Samsung Galaxy Note Twenty and the note twenty. Now both of these phones have snapdragon, eight, sixty, five plus processors, and both of them support a five G. Network near you hurry. Leno Twenty will retail for about a thousand dollars starting price. It will have a plastic back in a metal chassis as well as a six point seven, inch ten, eighty P amyloid display and a pretty sizable forty three, hundred Mil Milan Battery Pack Not Twenty Ultra goes up in price about three hundred dollars. So it starts at thirteen hundred dollars. Very similar to the Galaxy s twenty. Oltra. But it has the SPN. So the SPN has also been kind of supercharged. The input latency has been reduced to nine milliseconds for lifelike for. And from what I've been reading about this thing and what I've been seeing from fellow colleagues I. AM hearing that it really does feel a little different from the last couple of generations. So I'd be very curious of Jason You get one of these in your hand. See. What you think about that?.
Google's Nearby Share goes live
"I'm Jason. Howell. And I'm Ron Richards. And I'm a very flustered, Florence I on today's. Days in it. Street. They're not only in the android world, but just like in life. It has been a three time and honestly I do feel like after a couple of weeks of like slow Android News, all of a sudden, the past two days like I could not keep the plates spinning. I, was like Whoa and this and this. and. It's not because tomorrow. Me and James Nafta to get up early. Wait this way me and Jason have to get up early. It's going to be regular time for you. There's a Samsung, event. Yeah. It's GonNa be nuts like seven am and mind you like as I've said, many times at this point, he probably sick appearing me say my podcast studio station is in our bedroom. So it's basically like kicking failure, the roof before had so that I can make sure that I'm up at ready for seven. Am Call to follow Samsung News which there's going to be a lot. So I'm definitely looking forward to, but what a week from Samsung to Pixel, which we'll talk about later. This is a big. I mean. We've got so much phone news happening right now. It's kind of ridiculous. I mean, it's really weird after what has been a quiet summer like it is just like it went from zero to sixty late yesterday after job total. Good. which is Kinda normal riot. Usually, it seems like about the time of the the note event is win this next phase of the phone season kicks in, and then at this point, we don't hear from Google until like Tober, but this time that's different. Anyway, we're. We're spoiling the the the ending here or at least the middle. Before, we get there. We've got some news to talk about taking us to the news. please. We have a week purchased doesn't even violence? Say it. I don't blame them at all. I, don't blame me at all burke. Let's get into the news like we said it's been head-spinning these past couple of days. We'll get to the pixel stuff in the hardware blocks of stay tuned. We haven't forgotten about that but I off. One of the hotly anticipated things all summer in the world of android. In fact, a couple of weeks ago. When Dave Burke from android. From Google and Android was on the show, he teased that nearby share file sharing aspect of android would be rolling out soon, and soon is today how about that? So, basically, if you're familiar with IOS airdrop this airdrop for android. It's file share between ANDROID devices. You can share files, images, links, etc. Through fast transfer process. You can select your visibility determine who can see you and share with WHO and who can't It does work off line, which is fascinating. Transfers by either Bluetooth, Bluetooth L. E. Web RTC, or peer to peer Wifi, whichever is fast as and you can check out hands on android episode twenty, one for deep dive into the new feature, which I'm sure we'll get you as Jason goes deep into file sharing with nearby sharing. Jason. What is your experience in nearby sharing? Is it? What is it living up to the hype? I. Think, Yeah. I think in in my experience with it and try and I should I should stay that really I've only used it around the time when I was creating the hands on android episode. So I haven't found myself in a situation since then or like I needed to use nearby sharing to send a file to myself and I certainly haven't found myself in a situation where I'm sharing directly like with my wife like quite frankly we're not going anywhere. So we're just here. Why, don't you just send her files Willy Nilly because think about it. That can be fun. We have nothing going on right now, and you know your everyone's stuck at home and you know. Why not send her random files, sent her gifts in memes through the nearby share and. Response like I. think that's a good idea. I'll ask her to set it up because it would be weird if I just set it up and started dropping are things that suddenly appeared out of nowhere. It up and it'll be it'll be a nice way to kind of lighten the load on weeks such as this one but. was going to say about nearby sharing is in my time playing with it. For that episode hands on Android I tested transferring a good amount of files, large files, small files, and yet it works pretty seamlessly. Just kind have to do the work in advance of setting it up to say, Hey, I, trust this person's device, and then if you happen to have your device near near an that person's device at any given point, you can get a little notification. Notification. That says, Hey. So and so's nearby and it makes it really easy for you just tap and share directly to them because you've all you both already kind of open those gates to say, yes, this is possible.
Fresh update on "aaa" discussed on All About Android
"D Ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire thanks. Hip Recruiter. That was into some hardware. Let's do it. All right last week on the show we talked about the news that the Pixel for a had released or not rather let me back up not release. It'd been announced. It's going to be released on August twentieth I believe. So you still have a little more than a week to wait if you WANNA spend three, hundred fifty dollars on a very mid range device by google. And then I ended up getting a device, the Pixel for a like a day later. So it came a day late to to miss the show unfortunately Sarlis's. I know it's just the way it goes, but I have it. I've been playing around with it. I'm going to be giving this the full review treatment on hands on tech next Monday But I've been I've been playing around with this pixel for a quite a bit. I've got my SIM card loaded in there I've been relying on it and so for her I mean I, feel like the Reviews have been incredibly positive on this as they were to the three last year and as I was I definitely consider three eight one of the best phones in my opinion of last year for a variety of reasons, this phone is is right there as well. I gotTa say, I'm pretty proclaimed like it's just been a a great device and haven't really missed not being on my for excel as a result. So. Just real real quick kind of like I. Look At. It has the plastic unibody design that is really kind of I don't know Dole I suppose you're not buying this for style points. Let's just say it's still kind of has the pixel quality to it, but it is a plastic unibody design I took a camping and got jostled around a few different times and it took a beating and I couldn't really find any marks on it. I thought it was a good kind of endurance test camping to rely on this I was pretty happy with that. Five point eight inch, amyloid, ten, eighty p displays, sixty hertz refresh. So they're not doing anything fancy with like a high refresh rate or anything has the snapdragon seven thirty on the inside six gigs of Ram, for three hundred, fifty.
Abby Wambach: If you're not a good leader on the bench, you cannot call yourself a good leader on the field.
"Hey everyone. This show might sound a bit different today because we're skimming from three different couches. The scam is still working from home for the time being because of covid nineteen. Today, we have a very special guest joining us abby Wambach is here with us on skin from the couch she is a two time Olympic gold medalist, a FIFA World Cup champion, and a member of the national soccer hall of fame. Also, she hasn't slowed down in retirement she is now a New York Times. Author and equal pay activists. We I had the pleasure of meeting abby when we spoke to her wife, Glennon Doyle on the show in March and we dragged her onto the podcast as well, and if you haven't listened to that episode, go check it out. It's a good one abby. Thank you so much for joining us today. Welcome to skin from the catch. Yeah. Thanks for having me. I'm so thrilled and honored to be with you all on three different couches. Thou-. Before. We jump into our first question I have to tell you I was looking at our prep for this and there was one bullet in here. That has really made me laugh as I have to share it, which is that you used to have a special card that got you a free Burrito a day from AAA but it stopped working when you're retired that seems passive aggressive for sure to Poli what the F.. Yeah. So when I first got this card, it was Gosh I must've been ten years ago now and you know like the gold cards portly for life like essentially my name is on it and you guys don't know how I go way back. From the early days and I mean I would get a Burrito. Day You guys we're both creatures of habits. I respect this. Yeah. It was crazy and this is before we really knew how many calories were in each burrito. Bowl that I would make or Burrito early days. and. So then yeah, of course when I retired, I was super excited to still be able to get one free Burrito a week for year, but they never really checked up on it but then I think when I got a family when I married Glenn and attained. That you know fifteen dollar meal. Turned into a sixty five dollar meal or seventy dollars meal for the whole family and pull was like I. Don't know if we're GONNA keep floating this for her so. It was a good run while it lasted I'm sorry that you've struggled with that but I did make me laugh as read. So, we're going to jump into our very first question. We'd like to ask everybody it just skim your resume skin my resume. It's so funny because when you retire, that's like that's essentially what I've had to do over the last four or five years of my life since retiring from playing on the national team, and if people don't really know I played for a long time on our women's national team. So Ski. My life I'm the youngest of seven children I grew up in Rochester New York, and I went to the University of Florida and played soccer there for four seasons where after I was drafted number two by the way just remember this folks you don't get drafted number one. You can still succeed I was drafted number two out of college to go play for a team called The Washington freedom the best player in. The world at the time. Mia. Hamm played on that team and it really changed my life because we were able to develop a connection that then transferred into me getting called into the national team and playing on the national team in scoring goals in the national team, and then I had a pretty long career representing his country won a gold medal. I want a couple of medals actually I won a fee. For Women's World Cup. World. Cup. I should say it doesn't matter if you're a guy or girl that's pretty awesome in my retirement I have kind of taken on this activism role that when I play ironically when I played I was a little bit more like just go and do my job and we were going to show our activism rather than talk about it. But when you quit playing, you gotta actually transfer that. Because I can't play anymore I can't show it in the ways that I used to. So I've transitioned into becoming a public speaker and an activist and apparent and wife, and that is my skin. Has a great skin? What is it like to be really good at something where young 'cause I have? No clue. Yeah I mean it's confidence building you know I felt like. Okay. I know that I'm good at this thing over here but I think you know all of us have our little things right? Like no matter what kind of. Place we grew up or family we grew up in or what kind of trauma we we experienced as a child because we all do some of US feel like we're unlovable my case in particular some of us were neglected. Some of us were over parented like we all have problems inside of our family dynamics that for me really allowed me to and gave me the courage to propel in this kind of an individualistic career. So when I was young I kind of was a very big risk taker. I was a free spirit is what they called me, I think that's what they call children who don't follow the rules as much as their parents want them to and I think that the other side of that coin is I was really trying to get the attention of my parents, right. So the very thing that might have felt trauma or hardship from in my childhood is the very thing that made me successful. So I have to always remember that like as much as I as young as seven children. As much as all of us wanted the attention of our parents, I do think that kind of parent team actually shaped me and and allowed me to explore this competitiveness inside. In this drive and this embiid to go after what I needed and what I wanted. So I give a lot of credit to that form of parenting into that trauma
Fresh update on "aaa" discussed on All About Android
"But yeah, I just I'm really enjoying the the the the full cohesion with all of the little things that we saw throughout the first developer preview phases and now. Excited for the full launch an until stable releases across across the board. Really. Now. It's like we're in that is this is this is a couple of days before Christmas period. You know we're like we're like, you can't get anything from Amazon anymore because you missed the shipping deadline but like it's still very holidays and. You're just waiting and you're waiting and so now we're in the waiting stage. How long do we think until the release happens? What is it NASA at at August? Eleventh You think the APP before September. Rushing is a room at date September eighth believe. Okay. I almost said it would make more sense to do it on the eleventh, but then I stopped myself. Because that would not be very nice but. It's okay. They can do it on my birthday with that. True The good thing that happened on that day. Yeah. There was some sort of a leak or something that happened I know what you're talking about Damian the that seem to point to September eight. So Yeah. Long story short probably not waiting very long, and then what really happens then well, the majority of Pixel devices will get it more Oem's are getting better about bringing these outright away. Of course, essential is really no longer they were good at this, but I think one plus is pretty solid on this as far as getting it out almost immediately. Right? That's pretty much who else. She'll me but I just don't have experience with that because it's very over, it's very out of the US manufacturer Yeah I pretty much only think of one plus at this point one plus in the Pixel is kind of the only devices that I would put in line with that. It's very interesting to just think about how different the launch is GonNa look this year because we're all just like I know that we're all at home..
Not Flying This Summer? Many Americans Are Hitting The Road In RVs
"Flying is not all that attractive these days but with gas prices, low travelers are hitting the road some of them worried about staying in hotels and eating in restaurants have decided to go a different way they're taking an RV, a recreational vehicle for the first time Melanie peoples has more like a lot of people amy holded has never driven anything bigger than an SUV, but she's about to get behind the wheel of a thirty foot long house on wheels. Getting their first look at their home for the next ten days amy her mom Sandra and especially her twelve year old son Duncan are thrilled. Why Goal. Very. It looks plenty big for their trip for Madison Alabama to Cape Cod Massachusetts there's a table, a kitchen, a back bedroom, even a shower and bathroom not to mention walls that slide out to make their living space even bigger. Cheryl Huddle is the owner of the RV. Okay. So normally start at the front door we're just GONNA go around and everything's been cleaned with bleach because of covid you wouldn't think it but it takes two hours for huddled to show hold it everything she needs to know there's all the indoor stuff how the benches turned into bed when to hook up to electricity when to use the generator, how to turn on the generator not to mention all the outside stuff like power cord water hookup right now we get into the Control panel. Air Conditioner where're you headed to this? Wasn't the vacation hold each who works us an esthetician in a salon had planned for her family. They were all supposed to fly to why and sure they could have just put that off for another year. But Amy wanted something for making memories this summer my Dad Alzheimer's, and my mom has a progressive memory loss as well and I knew. I don't know how many trips we have left in us. You know there's a lot of uncertainty right now and I, just kind of went with it just kept thinking about it and kept thinking about it and i. just kind of jumped off the cliff and didn't that is not to say, she doesn't expect challenges. But as she's navigating her new role as a single mom she's discovering learning to overcome them is a good thing and so there was a little bit of uncertainty of of doing it myself. But I've. Always, been able to do it myself before for the most part on you know struggle sometimes but I think I can do it. She doesn't want to look back on this year as the year corona virus ruined everything. Hold it is not alone nationwide three times as many people are renting vs the summer according to the RV renting service RV share CEO. John Gray, says, people are Leery of shared spaces are discovering. What's great about RV's people can bring the bathroom with them. They can bring their kitchen with them, and that premium of control that has always existed in RV travel is even more of a premium. This year prices run from fifty dollars a night for a pop-up Camper two thousand and night depending on size and level of luxury. Despite the Corona Virus Americans certainly aren't sitting at home, the American Automobile Association Aaa Expect six hundred, eighty, three, million, car trips this summer that's only a three percent drop from last year bottom line is Americans plan to travel genetic Kesse is a spokesperson for AAA. One thing different this summer she says is people have to plan ahead you want to plan your trip from eight point. Be Not just to know how you're going to get there. But where and when you're going to stops and that's exactly what hold each has done mapping her out all the way up to Cape. COD making sure she won't have to quarantine along the way speaking of old age. She's gotten her last bid of RV instructions and the family is all inside buckled up and ready to ride. Right regard. She'll be fine. No really. She made a perfect three point turns in reverse after that. And then they were gone. Off on their big adventure. For NPR news. I'm Melanie peoples since Melanie reported that story amy has made it safely to Cape Cod but says, driving an RV through the Lincoln tunnel is not something she would advise.
Fresh update on "aaa" discussed on All About Android
"Android because group Google play services based. or at least the majority of them. So I that's so I assume there's hopefully there's more to come with android eleven. Although I don't know that's probably a pretty good segue to our next story, which is The android eleven Beta three, which is the final release ahead of the official release is out. So if there are any tricks up their sleeves. The final release to unveil them But at least for now, with this latest Beta three, Damian actually covered the biggest features in a video on five Google Service. Go check that out But of course, big features are absent because it is so close to release. So there's nothing GonNa be total game changer in this one is a lot of refinement and tweaks and stuff like that. But there are some last minute features and we'll do a quick rundown and I would love to hear more from Damian about this but. the ability to force ninety hurts on the Pixel four returns that was ejected in Beta to do to screen flickering issues so they seem to fix that. A slightly altered power menu in lockdown mode is enabled. Awesome. That's new the ability to swipe away media that isn't currently playing in the new quick settings, Media Player which is great because this is something that drives me crazy curly on android ten is that media is in the notification pain I can't swipe it away for some reason even though it's not playing some Glam I'm glad to hear about this android Eleven Emoji. which is exciting anytime there's any emojis stuff going on and of course, and I feel like we can take a little credit for this one android eleven Easter Egg. If, you go to the settings and to the about phone version. Then, android eleven, and tap a bunch of times reveals and Jason. This came up in our interview with Dave, and we nudged him in the direction of doing something like this, right I think that we asked a.
Google's Dave Burke Talks Android 11
"Hello welcome to all about android episode, four, hundred, eighty, two, it on Tuesday July. Twenty, first twenty twenty, where your weekly source latest news hardware and APPS for the faithful I'm now. And Ron Richards. And Florence Ion. Hello, hello, three of you joined. With a fourth, actually, we have a fourth person. The Brady box squares joining us today. Return guests to the show. We've now had you on enough time, so we can say you're definitely friend of the show Dave Berg who was the VP of engineering for Google for android. APP. How you doing Dave? Thank you. L. Community back I'm, excited to be here. Absolutely we're always excited to get you on, and we feel like we've kind of like struck gold when we can have needle that works on the ANDROID team on the show, especially this close to the launch of the next big version of android. Of course, android eleven were deep in the in the waters of the Beta right now. I've been running it on my Pixel xl. Flow riding. I'm I have not installed it online, but I'm living vicariously through flow and. Flow and Jason Dave. What is the most exciting point new role out is when the Beta on for the first time you get those first early reviews, or when it's finally rolled out as the final release. The final release all already anticlimax, everything's working, and so we're not too worried about a Beta, the first. Not The first of all reviewed with the first data is the one that I most nervous, because that's when all of the things that meeting working on SORTA. Come together, the narrative comes together and subways loader at that point to make sure we actually added something that makes sense. PASA. Just good, but we all. Right for sure I mean when you're doing a public Beta. You're doing that I beta. It's really kind of a symbol from Google to say hey, we feel confident enough in this. That is not going to totally wreck your phone. You know through some weird random occurrence that happens. It's going to be pretty safe. It's going to be relatively stable. Nothing's perfect of course, but it would be. It would be kind of difficult to release that and realize Oh. Wait a minute. We actually did miss that thing and it's. It's turning your device too much, so let's reverse that so I. Imagine there's lot of nervousness around. Yeah exactly do we always going to be tested? We call it. A lot of Kugler will use the bills early on, but it's never the same as going broadly in others can wifi access points me out and seeing devices. We haven't seen the Turks are absent installed himself getting up. Water Reaches Sube reporting for US getting the feedback from the community is just as critical to to make it all work together. For sure and you've had a little bit of uncertainty obviously everybody has had some uncertainty with this work from home. A little bit might be the wrong choice of words there, but it's kind of played. A had an effect on the schedule a little bit as well. How has that like? How has that been? You had an idea for the roadmap through. Developer previews and into Beta and then he kind of had extended a little bit. Why why the extension and how? How was it navigating through that? Yeah question I think. The biggest challenge isn't the length of time working from worse at the transition from work in the office, working from home, and so you know I think as we all know. It was quite a quite are quite. Our world turned upside down routines. Mess up and it'll be. We're getting up at home to work from home as RB. A lot of work to do on our tooling so that you could use for example, high-powered desktops are on your desk in the office. devices debugging at home, and like making sure plumbing rolls out works remote add and things like that and so. There was kind of a point or lost productivity really over few weeks to get back up, we actually tracking our internal. Sales so changeless Alec the flow of changes are going through. The team probably dropped him at seven eight percent I would say in the work from home shifts. And so that you know that kind of added up And, so we decided schedule back a couple of weeks. I'm actually rivalry keeps going like I I mean I think actually I mean. Everybody TAP to this this. We're all working your own but it was nice. Especially see my team to make out. Adopt adoption and keep things moving along.
"Okay? Let's talk about what we've been playing I know at least seventeen on Ivan playing ghost of Sakina just their view. Our interview a came out this week. got a nine from Mitchell ends. Everybody seems to be really really enjoying it. I know I. Am that also true for both of you? Hands Down like gotta be the most gorgeous game I've ever played. It's very pretty. It's very pretty. I mean there's just there's firefly's everywhere. They're like little butterflies. flapping around the attention to detail is amazing, but like even when you're walking over yellow like yellow leaves from from falling from the trees you can see. They're like sweeping up behind you and they go faster as you run faster. It really is amazing to look at 'EM SALMON I. We're talking about this at some point off. Scoop. and Sam mentioned like it's such a bummer when it's nighttime because you don't get to see all of all of this like loveliness and all its glory. But. Yeah, understand are really cool, but sunny day really really makes things amazing in that game, and then there's these moments where like I I mean they sat when you go into a story, they set the time for that and that's like a trick they're using because sometimes you're like in the the golden forest area, and everything's like autumn looking because y'all. It's like all seasons at once in that game. And and you. The Sun is like as big as the screen is. Gold and everything is silhouetted in, and it's just like it's unbelievable, but it's still an open world game, and that'll just happen. Naturally were moving around. It's like the thing that breath wild did which I thought was really cool. Which says well is the wind like like these Grassy Plains, the wind looks amazing, sweeping through them, and there's giant fields of flowers, and you keep like our. That's probably going to be the most beautiful. Beautiful place in the game and then they went up it with like another field of flowers has cool rocks in it or something, or they have like a swarm of starlings that is the most realistic depiction of a swarm of birds have ever seen in any games in any way just looks incredible analytical. All three of those elements that you mentioned are also gameplay elements. The bird heads the flowers and the wind. The wind actually really liked that. They use the wind to tell you where to go. Yeah although really cool mechanic. Yeah, it's really windy and my Sushi Malvo because I'm just like. Wait. What direction wait am I going the right way? My Hair's total again. Just miserable, be a nice summer fall, maybe autumn or Spring Day, but it's just a little bit chilly because of that wind. I'm playing it coming immediately coming off of last part too, so it's a little bit interesting. compete playing those games one after the other last of his party was really like shooting for the stars and trying to get do something different. Give you an original experience play with the way narratives working games play with your expectations, trying to do all this new stuff or as ghosts of Sushi. Shema I feel like it's just a very traditional open world action game, which isn't a knock against it at all I just feel it's like the AAA open action game refined to perfection. It's honestly the breath of fresh air that I was hoping for following the. Exactly that kind of air. Thank you. Breath of fresh wind. Because I mean aside from all this stuff about like the last of us being this really like dark and brutal world that depicts humanity in such a like depressing perspective go Sushi Shema is pretty much the opposite of that in a lot of ways but I like like I'm going really slowly through the main story beats actually because I. Love The side quests in the site. I'll give you something different. level you up in different ways, or you can get legendary armor and weapons with some of the. Specific side quests so I I just love being in the world and spending as much time as possible searching everywhere like looking for all the little elements of the story that are living in these tiny pockets as opposed to the loss of us, which is just as like grand big cinematic experience, also you use triangle really dominantly in the last of us for like access points like opening doors, or whatever, and then in goes Chima. You are, too, so I have definitely accidentally hacked the hell out of my poor horse, trying to mount it, which which sources you big or jumped off the Horse I. Yeah! I picked the white horse and I named him Nobu for trust. three two three horses that you get to choose from Black Arstan puffy. That's exactly what I have class. Hacking I. Aside from the beauty of the game. I think there's a little bit of like Damon was saying like what? What's an open world RPG going for like it is trying to? It's more like assassins creed in anything else, but I I personally like it better than assassins creed I think it's like a a because I like the sword combat. Now it's been frustrating for a very long time, but now I have like these multiple stances. Stances them switching through. It's really fun. I found the way that I like to play, which is rolling a lot and dodging instead of parrying which I just suck at I'm just so bad at that and a better fighting games, too. I always knew like I. Play Friends. Wednesday got good at blocking and like street fighter two. I'd be like well. I can't play anymore I. Just don't like I'm out
Microsoft Flight Simulator Comes on Ten DVDs on PC
"Flight simulator is coming, and it's it's tiered a by the way I do what it sounds like your place. I. Saw I saw on twitter, so it must be true, but Josh was commenting about obstacle. Media is going to be available with this, which is amazing. Dis! What yeah yeah, it's like twelve. DVD's let me see if I can find the. It's smaller than calms to be. Now, available on Microsoft flight simulator also available on ten discs if you can't download the ninety gigs. So, it's like dual layer DVD. So four point eight nine point six ten desks. Look how they're trying to say that ninety gigs is a big game. Well. That's stranding was dave one. That's not. What's hurts rally. One hundred. Exactly yeah. But if you wait for like the steam sale after hey, I'm not going to buy the hot fresh. Aaa read the gate because there's no way am paying sixty dollars for the game, but a year later when it goes on sale for twenty nine or nineteen dollars, I might pick it up and all the deal. See One hundred gig right there. We'll be on fiber as you want all airports. Why wouldn't hand crafted airports? Individually handcrafted airports. If our. If you will. Did. You see the finally tooled leather. Case those discount Nice. It's. A before we get into the craftsmanship of the the leather case what Xanax? and. What are the races on those tears? The versions or the to more than two and a lot more than two okay. As, it started at nine to eight, nine and one hundred nine is that? Is that correct one, hundred, nineteen or premium? Two Man? He might rewrite hurry cigarettes. The student really freaking expensive. If you get premium two locks. At least you get all you all the stuff in theory, but but why wouldn't there be DLC? It looks phenomenal I when I first heard about this project, I thought. Oh Great! It's going to be bing maps with a three D. planes superimposed over. Better. It looks better than that. Yeah Flight! Sims got a reputation to maintain well you, you'd think that windows has a reputation maintained, but clearly not well it does. I See Is that such a pretty game.
Are Banks Safe?
"Month they had several plus members. Share an article with me. That was published in the Atlantic titled Becoming Bank Collapse. The subtitle was the US. Banking System could be on the cusp of calamity this time. We might not be able to save it. Article was written by Frank Partnoy. He's a law professor at UC Berkeley. That's a pretty ominous title. We WanNa look at the article as well as the state of US banks and banks around the world. Should we be worried given the pandemic is the banking system poised to collapse. I was especially interested in the article, because it came out right after I had increased my allocation to stocks and added a preferred stock et after the money for the rest of US plus model portfolios. The particular preferred stock after us by shares has about twenty six percent allocated to banks and banks are on the cusp of this calamity that does not bode well for preferred stocks. In the article, Partnoy is particularly worried about banks exposures to an esoteric security. A collateralized loan, obligation or see Elo. We Discussed Sea Ellos back in episode two six in May twenty eighteen. collateralized loan obligations are asset backed securities issued by special purpose vehicles or s peeves. The S P V purchases leveraged loans which are non investment grade bank loans that have been syndicated. A, bank will make a loan to a Non Investment Grade Company, a higher risk company and then sell that loan into the marketplace. Many of those purchasers are Clo's is over a trillion dollars of leveraged loans outstanding. and. Most are held as part of these collateralized loan obligation structures. The way it works. Is that s? Cells, debt and equity securities that comprise to see yellow. Those securities are backed or collateralized by the leveraged loans. The CEELO has multiple layers tranches that are sold separately. The debt layers are rated by credit quality, so the senior layer is triple A.. There are lower rated debt layers known as mezzanine layers, and then there's an equity layer which is unrated. The payments on the underlying leverage loans, those payments are pooled together and flow in order. The first payments go to the senior AAA layer then to the lower rated layers, and then finally to the equity layer. That is known as they waterfall. The debt tranches are over collateralized debt ACL Oh might have issued five hundred million dollars in debt securities as part of the L O that are backed by six hundred and twenty five Million Dollars Worth of leveraged loans with the Additional One, hundred, twenty, five million in loans funded from selling the equity trunch. Each Cielo about one hundred and fifty to two hundred and twenty-five loans. And because the leverage loans, themselves are floating rate notes. Their interest rates will fluctuate as short term. Interest rates change the debt tranches within a cll are also floating rate, so there's some protection if interest rates rise. Now because of this waterfall structure, the equity tranches takes the first losses, then the lower rated debt tranches, and finally if it gets to that this senior triple, a. rated debt trench suffered losses. That hasn't happened before. The SNP does a global Cielo report looking at default rates. From Nineteen ninety-six to twenty, eight eighteen overall default rates for CEELO's was zero point five percent. The worst vintage year was sea ellos issued in two thousand eight. there. The default rate was one point seven percent. There have been no defaults in CEELO's issued between two thousand, nine and two thousand eighteen. And from that one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, two thousand eighteen period, there has never been a default for the triple eight trunch, and only one default for the AA trunch. Now as you know, we are in a pandemic and defaults within the High Yield Bond and leveraged loan space is increasing. Fitch estimates the twelve month default on leveraged loans is four percent, and that more than two hundred billion dollars of leveraged loans will default through year end twenty, twenty one. Adequate to a two year cumulative default rate of fifteen percent. Just because leverage loans are defaulting doesn't mean all the different tranches of a coo is experiencing a default. So a report on the wall, Street Journal from mid May that showed about ten percent of Cielo managers have been diverting cash flow away from equity investors and going to the debt tranches, which means there have been default that are starting to impact that junior equity trunch. What is different from this cycle, though is leveraged, loans are more risky and we discussed that in episode to a six. The covenants on these loans are less restrictive. The credit quality is lower. The financials are weaker and so we should expect defaults to increase. Question is will see a low default and other defaults and other loans impact banks to where we should be worried about our savings or investments that we might have in banks. In banks securities. Including their common stock and their preferred stock.
Android 11 Beta Unveiled
"We. We need to ask you to take a seat. It's time. We had a little talk talk. Talk about the show. Yeah. We need to have a talk about the show. We wanted to talk to you about a few things, and you may have felt like you know. We are are my parents. If we're going to talk to me about this Oh, dear, it's happening right now. Yes, we're here to talk to you about the show, so you might notice now. If you're watching the video version of this show, you might notice down in the lower third. We have new artwork down there. Anthony Else and we've been working with. With Anthony at twit to redesign kind of the podcast art, the look and feel we thought the android defy characters were little. Allow dated right like Google hasn't even been updating that APP for how long at this point a couple of years I think so. It seemed right at the right time to make changes. As far as that's concerned, we also had been talking a lot between the three of us about some kind of ideas. We have for the show and kind of goals that we want to satisfy. With the show going forward. We've been doing this show for many years now and the format has stayed pretty much the same throughout that time but we knew we wanted to. Kinda like get the length of the show down a little bit. More. Concise WanNa make it appealing to listeners, because the majority of you are listening. You're not watching so some of the things that we would do on. The show might be difficult to follow along with your listener. We just basically wanted to give the podcast. A visual overhaul which is part of the podcast are kind of Redux that we've done. So, we're making some changes. excuse me to kind of the out in the format of the show but nothing nothing like so major that you're not going to recognize things. Yes, we have news. We still have hardware. We still have APPS, and you are considered the android faithful so welcome. Please walk this line with us Yes, we're still going to have guests on the show. Though we have also decided. We really enjoy just doing the show the three of us as well like it's. It's like a different energy different vibe. Three of us, too, so we're probably GONNA have less guests. We've had guess every single episode for so long with the occasional guest episode. Now I'm kind of feeling like it's maybe going to be more like half-and-half, and I'm okay with that. What what about you too, and I think I think? I think that gives us an opportunity to make sure. The guests were bringing in our good mix of our regulars. The folks that we really liked but then also to try to take a little more time to find newer voices and being new perspectives, and and you know it's always great when we get people who work at Google or or people who are developers or close to that. That and when you're on the weekly grind, a booking as Jason can attest who does who does the lion share of that work You're just looking at villa spot. Right so I I think for us. It'd be better to to when we know there's going to be a guest to make sure it's going to be guest. That's going to really like. Raise the bar of the conversation. Yeah! Yeah, I would say I mean. I would I would definitely. Mentioned that any guests that I'm ever reaching out to on the show. Is I'm usually doing that because I'm familiar with their work. I appreciate the work that they're doing and I want to invite them on I. Love All the guests that we have on I think we've done really job with it, but we. The three of US connects so well that sometimes like it's just fun to do this and we really realized how much we enjoy having these episodes. There's just three of us, so we want a little bit more that. And we are going to take a look at APPS. Dot Dot dot. But we're not going to be doing that in the arena anymore. Because this last week's episode was the last arena that we're going to have in this show. which you could pour went out for the arena. Because literally it's been around since the beginning I episode first official arena was March, Twenty eight twenty eleven. And Think about where we were in the smartphone world in twenty eleven, smartphones were relatively new relic. Only APPS were a really big deal because they were very new. The fact that a developer could just like create something that was missing from your phone and release. It and everybody could hop on that show on that train now it's a little different. I feel like the APP. Landscape is a lot different, and we would hear from people you know from time to time it. It would say and I. Love Your Show, but like the arena there'd be complaints about the arena. Like how do you pick the APPS? However, you still finding APPs to feature there. Are you just choosing them the shows a little long, you know I don't really listen to the arena. You hear that over and over again then we started to kind of look at it ourselves and just realize you know. Maybe maybe it's time. Maybe it's time to out to uranium bed.
AAA: New research shows crash-involved drivers admit to risky driving behaviors
"With with with fewer fewer fewer cars cars cars on on on the roads during the worst of the pandemic some drivers have taken the testing just how fast they could go by their own admission drivers have also been doing other things they know that they shouldn't many of us have seen it for ourselves in the last few months drivers putting the pedal to the metal on area roads but excessive speeding is only part of what's happening a new Tripoli foundation for traffic safety survey finds drivers admitting to other risky behaviors while they perceive distracted driving is dangerous fifty percent of those involved in a recent crash say they've talked on a hand held device while driving and forty three percent say they've been texting while driving and nearly as many of bits or running a red light among all drivers surveyed sixty three percent say while they know what's wrong they have recently been distracted tired aggressive or impaired behind the wheel
Hands-On With the Razer Kishi Gamepad
"All, you're welcome to all about ANDROID. Are you pumped? Are you ready? It's episode one hundred seventy six recording on Tuesday June nine twenty twenty. Can you feel it? The android energy is thick in this room. Oh, yeah, we've got the latest news. We've got the latest hardware and we've got. The latest APPS are Jason, all. And I was not prepared for that sort of Intro I'm Ron Richards. I feel like I was supposed to read an email. That I missed. I just. Excuse. My mouth. Florida yes, end where I stopped the scene and yeah so this. This is why I don't do Improv. Wow, Jason! That's great. I love the energy. Let's keep that energy up throughout the entire show we. Are on I'm telling you android? Now I can't do that. This is GonNa hurt your voice. Yeah, that's. intact. Oh Yeah. It would be equally awkward. If my internet does what it normally does, and just start stuttering and everything then you'd be really confused. Let's go down that road. Let's just have the normal episode out android. Guys. We're GONNA have. been. Good show! Villain Hey, no it from the attention to the man behind the curtain. Leave that was the I of burry audio listeners burke just popped in berks eyebrow popped in for a quick second via camera, not sure where he is. We know what he's doing, but. Got To get on the show now. His. Eyebrow, that's that's good enough. all right well. What do you say we dive into this? Amazing? News Burke. While papers might break. My boots definitely will. That's true a little little twit. Back story here. TWIT! was that was. It? Cas I think yes. In San Francisco Was it in San Francisco. Okay, so maybe like pep, com or something like that and Burke was there with the twit crew and there was a phone. We probably this story on the on the show before there was a phone that was like air quotes, indestructible and Burke wear some boots that apparently destroy indestructible things, because he asked them if he could test that threw it on the ground, and and stamped on it, and for sure he broke the phone, so you do. That's the power of. The Tower of Burke. Burke Cam for what it's. Really disturbing so for audio listeners burqas rarely on camera, and in this particular case as opposed to being on camera. He's chosen to zero in on his. I which is. You kind of see into his soul, so I would encourage you to go to youtube and search for all that android episode four seventy six, and you can see Berkesi. So then you kind of like this to you now subscribe while you're there. please. Yeah, that'd be great. I love that all right flow. You got the top story. Requires all of this energy that we built up with? But nonetheless go for. Well Hey. This is exciting. If you're an android developer, so we may have not had the end eleven Beta event last week, but we are so reaping the benefits from what would have been so yesterday. Hasten. Google posted on medium that the new android studio four point dowse stable release was last week. Andrew Developers. Look forward to a bunch of new features including a motion layout API for creating Ui animations, which this is integrated now into the motion editor. Editor tool which makes it easier, then just adding XML files my hand, so I think of it as little more of a drag and drop approach, versus maybe what you were doing before other features including rewritten layouts inspector tool also a build analyzer to increase the speed of build times by identifying bottlenecks in the build so ultimately. This helps you and this helps those of US using android in the end right gotta make things more efficient. Chet had also mentioned that there will be information soon on a rescheduled Beta launch show so keeping us on our toes, keeping us, waiting for what's next until then there's a couple of new android developer videos that is our posted to the official Youtube Account. They're also embedded on that ender developer's blog post. You can go check those out of your developer. Get excited for what's new and just kind of like. Give yourself a little. Give yourself a little excitement.
UN: Libya's warring sides have agreed to restart peace talks
"The UN says Libya's warring factions have agreed to resume ceasefire talks follows days of heavy fighting in and around the capital Tripoli. Well, let's get more on this now with Mary Fitzgerald. Who is a research on Libya? Welcome back to the briefing Mary. Could you explain to listeners where we've got? Because there's been so many attempts to bring around some reconciliation? We have two warring parties here. The renegade leader, a half Dr who's oddly backed by many regional powers up against the forces in Tripoli, but just explain where we're on why there is potentially an opportunity for change. Well I would be very wary about even that ten am. And certainly there's a lot of skepticism on the ground amongst on radio bands about the these latest s statements from the U N various internationals and skepticism. That is warranted. This! Particular war. It's a war over the capital. Tripoli Started in April last year, when how star at launch offensive to capture at AAA from the. UN recognized a government on the very day that UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez was to try if impetus to the UN political process, that political process is something. Half Star has tried to undermine at every juncture for several years now, and he didn't capture the capital despite. Promising his Libyan supporters and also external backers that he would be able to seize the capital within days or weeks, and with little bloodshed, and here we are over year later with. Thousands, dead, and hundreds of thousands, said displaced as a result of of this conflict, so this latest burst of up talk about negotiations comes as after has experienced a series of losses in recent months. He's lost control of a number of. Small towns in western Libya, but more importantly Anne. He has lost a key asset airbase in Western, Nubia, from which he he used that to to launch attacks. The capital so after is not just. Facing a failing offensive, he's also really am on the back foot and. Some of his forces have have retreated in recent weeks including a whole host of Russian mercenaries who've been finding him, so that's the background to this. Clearly, after feels his his in a corner, his backers, no doubt the UA at primarily also Egypt Saudi, Arabia and Russia and also clearly are in a bit of a pickle in terms of of the way forward here so this To restart talks aimed at reaching a lasting ceasefire. Talks that have been suspended for for the last three months, that was a an earlier burst at the beginning of the year brokered by Russia and Turkey Turkey being back our backer rather of the. The internationally recognized government that hostile his trying to unseat. They basically. Created a momentum earlier this year that led to those initial and talks, but this is very stop start and the reason there is a lot of skepticism on the ground in Libya is Libyans have seen so many times before promises about, and it goes stations to agree a ceasefire, and they ultimately breakdown, and and we're still in the middle of this grinding stalemated war. War A married Tummy. If people. In Tripoli, the capital is is life kind of taking on in an okay way. We know that they have a battle to deal with corona virus as well which is is very difficult to deal with when you're being besieged on your outskirts. How is the city functioning at this time as the city that you know personally very well? Well, my my last trip was in December and at that point that was a lot of trepidation. amongst residents of AAA that the war could move closer and closer to the center of the city while we've seen happened in recent weeks. Is that there has been an increase in targeting off Just at the weekend, seven people were killed. When there was shelling on a popular picnic spot, right in the center of. The U. N. and international human rights organizations subset most of these civilian debts, most of this indiscriminate shelling. Is attributable to to his forces. There is a belief on the ground in Tripoli that. These attacks are being done as a kind of a revenge or out of frustration, because basically run, and his forces are not getting what they want on top of all of that. Yes, covid nineteen has made an appearance in in in Libya. There have been hundreds of cases as been recently been a spurt of cases in southern Libya, but this of course has made things all the more challenging for for ordinary Libyans what we've seen in some. Positive way in in the last couple of days is the return of some of those thousands of people have been displaced over the last year as a result of the war, some of them are returning to their homes, but there returning also to. Some residential areas where landmines have been planted just today Human Rights Watch issued a report basically accusing after his forces of. Planting landmines across territory that they were in around Tripoli. Particularly residential areas are reapproach. Is it a a an amazing update on this story? We need come back to you more clearly on another show, but Mary thank you for joining, and that was the Libya expert. Mary fits General Gerald and you're listening to the briefing monocle. Twenty Four.
No Memorial Day weekend travel forecast as AAA expects many to stay close to home this holiday
"Triple eight has not issued a Memorial Day travel forecast for the first time in twenty years the auto club expects many people simply to stay home we see short term day trips for Floridians this weekend we don't see overnight trips we don't see long distance trips triple a spokesman W. D. Williams has forty three million Americans hit the road over last Memorial Day weekend this year could break the record low of thirty one million set during the Great Recession in two thousand nine
"Gave a little bit of descriptions early in your intros. But I'm really curious. How do you describe? What IS ECOSYSTEM? Engineering NF flakes. So I've my previous role. I was a manager also and interest netflix's have to do a lot of recruiting and I'd have to answer this question a lot. Like what do you do? And what is this an unusually posted by saying you ever go into a store costco someplace and you see the. Tv's for sale and on the box they have netflix on them. Netflix's already pre install on it or if you could buy a Roku already got netflix on their more comcast box you may or may not get it but if it does get loaded somehow. Netflix's getting on all these devices. How does that happen? What happens is there's a team at net flicks that makes the Netflix's player code and we package it up once a year and we call it the de k a software developers kit for the player and we might give it a name but every year we give it out to these partners in these partners are like Samsung L. G. Roku comcast of the world and they have to take it and make it work on their system. And so if you look at all the TV's out there and all the set top boxes you can see that you know they're different chipsets. There's different hardware. They probably have different compilers and compilers settings. They've God's maybe their own libraries that they have to do they have a different os on their TV. Every device out there. Basically a custom made device. And so how do you get those Netflix's player which looks pretty much the same once you start the APP whether it's on a Roku or a Samsung Smart TV or a cable set top box? How is it ended up at experiences? Pretty much universal. I would say in how that happens is there are other teams that work with these partners to make sure that AAA compiles and be that. It's good that doesn't crash We have a suite of tasks and Trevan helps with that that area. The part and my previous manager job was in area too. We don't let net Netflix. Go out or be sold or pre installed on and device unless we know that device is going to have good quality with it. I said it cheers. Cheers cheers cheers and how that happens. Is these partners. Have to run a whole bunch of tests and pass these tests and there's a a Cloud-based tests service that Netflix's made where they can take their device whether they're working in China or whether they're working in Japan or Korea or the US or anywhere in the world they plug it into Internet. They log into this cloud service and they can run tests and we can see these tests if they pass fail and so on so forth and was passed all these tests then it goes out into the field and people can buy them what people have them in their homes or they sign up for cable service and they get this box and they start net flakes. And if it's working great we can see the metrics remotely from here 'cause all these boxes and TV's are sending this logs all the time and if there's a problem we should be able to detect that and try to get it fixed so long story. Short Netflix's works with a whole bunch of other companies to get these apps working and what's out there are jobs not done. We have to make sure that it keeps working. And so that's where he may be a deluded to like. Qe which maybe you could explain. What the Kiwi Patrick. Is that your your teams looking at sure. So Kua we. Quality of experience cheers. Cheers kind of set. You up for that one. They are metrics that deal with how the APP appears to the user. So this would be. Things like is video smooth. Does it look like high. Bit Rate. So it looks like very high quality not just st but also hd for K. buffering a lot. Which hopefully it's not a re buffer is when you're watching in the middle of playback and there's this kind of spinner that appears on the screen where it's trying to load and it's ten percent twenty percent. Seventy five percent. Ninety nine percent starts playing again. It's probably because there's some interference on the network or there's a bug in the buffering on the device we want to keep all that buffering to a minimum so that when you start watching it smooth. There's no interruptions but it's not just limited to that if you have trouble starting the APP or if you're in the middle of the APP crashes or there's like network fluctuations where it goes high quality low quality too much on. These are all things that could be addressed usually on the device side and try to minimize those as much as possible wherever possible. Even things outside of the network that users network or the service provider's network lately. Yeah that's another one. I forgot about that one. The time it takes for you to press the button versus how long it takes to start the actual playback. Hopefully it's around four or five seconds but on some devices we see. It's as long as twenty seconds thirty seconds. That's something that could be fixed on a device. Hopefully I think that's always been something that I've actually been amazed at is just Michael. You paint the picture of the ecosystem of all the different TV devices. But when I think about it too is the Netflix. App is being built for something like a roku stick. It's a lower powered device. And then you have something lake the playstation four or Xbox at you can also play on. It has a lot bigger assessor. I think is really interesting. How you there's large ecosystem of devices that we are supporting and so I can imagine that becomes a lot more challenging in your world to to support all those different variables are those devices and especially when you think that every one of those devices basically a custom made device very few devices. Look or act exactly the same from the code perspective and so it's it's a challenge to make sure that when you start Netflix's whether on a fifteen dollars stick if you bought it on sale the way up to four hundred dollars playstation or even a three thousand dollar four K. SMART TV that the Netflix's experience is pretty universal. On all of them. You still log in the same. You still have your same catalog. He still are able to see and navigate through the you. I pretty much the same. It's pretty familiar despite that range and I think that's pretty
A Rocky Time for Google's Hardware Division
"Know who's not doing great. Google's hardware division. There have been a lot of shakeups and if you have been following along with the news as of last week then you might have heard about some. You might have heard about some t that's been spilled over at mountain view. Hq So as we learned from this very revelatory article published in the information which is a subscription only publication We are actually going to kind of give you the Quick Little T. L. DR points since not everybody can go immediately and read it So I one of the big reveals was that Mark Levin the person who is basically in charge of that wonderful Pixel Algorithm that made photos look so nice He left back in March. So actually since we've been in quarantine probably maybe right before he left who knows So that along with the departure of Pixels Mario Qudos last August which was kind kind of quietly You know snuck under the rug. This wasn't really something that we knew about. I mean we just found out about this last week really Sooner approach I was actually on the latest verge. Cast to Talk Abou this particular report He said that hardware is hard and that Google's playing to continue playing the long game by integrating the Hardware Division with nest absorbing ACC's mobile division and a couple of other little bits. They're just KINDA UNIFY. Those teams versus having them be in kind of their own spaces. He also talked about two to three years for deeper investments to bear fruit. I'm assuming that was you know relating to the Pixel lineup but we are coming upon the what the fourth bill for this one You know this also could possibly tied to the rumors that Google is creating. Its own chipset. And there's a lot of folks out there wondering if that news is something that's going to Kinda herald us into this new age of Pixel devices. What do you guys think or? Do you think this is all just kind of a don't you know? Let's Ya tempest tempest in a teapot. Yes yeah I mean I guess the question is are we worried about where the direction of Pixel phone when you've got the person who's behind arguably the critical key feature of the phones from day one along with another person who's critical to the division as a whole stepping out does does that signal any any warning You know any warnings Well yeah any warning signals around that I'm not sure how much effect this change would have on it. How much of Their DNA is already placed on the Pixel Brand But I mean you know it's also really important too to note that the Pixel devices as a whole hasn't really lived the world on fire. They certainly have done what Google intended for for them to do. I think they probably intended for these. These devices to go toe to toe with with the devices like the iphone and Samsung devices. And they're just not I mean but we are on. I'll I'll take all object to that though based on what though I don't I don't get the sense that Google ever expected this to go toe-to-toe the iphone in any capacity. I think that's I think that's almost a foolish endeavor. I think what I always took away from the from the Pixel. The pixels placement was to create the best in Google class. You know device to show off everything to do with android to really set the bar for Samsung End. A she see end one plus and all the other folks all the other. Oem that are using the the operating system. I think to to try to put out a device that would go toe with the iphone. Would would you know like it's you can after all this time period right? So what you have to do with the lead. By example so in that regard I think the Pixel has been a success. I think I personally never expected pixel sale. I think it would be it would be ignorant. It'd be naive to think that all of a sudden the whole world was going to be using a pixel been you have so many millions of of people who are in the Samsung ecosystem and so many millions of people in Motorola or whatever. It might be so I don't know I and I don't know what their goals are with the program. Who knows. I think if you if you if you create a piece of hardware correctly it. It doesn't have the DNA of just one person it could be said that the fund was Steve Jobs as last big project at has. Dna was all over it. But here we are. You know fifteen years later and that that piece of hardware keeps rolling on. Yeah so I it's. It's the future of the device will be defined by if they can outlive people who come and go and the you know becomes its own entity that other people you know becomes a some the sum total parts of everything every every put into it
AAA Won’t Issue Memorial Day Travel Forecast for First Time in 20 Years
"As as as unemployment unemployment unemployment numbers numbers rise rise a symbolic cancellation for the first time in twenty years triple a motor club will not be issuing a Memorial Day travel forecast triple a motor club says the accuracy of the economic data used to create the forecast has been undetermined by covert nineteen the agency does say fewer people are expected to hit the road compared to years past last year forty three million Americans traveled more than fifty miles from home on Memorial Day weekend the lowest with Memorial Day two thousand nine at the end of the Great Recession triple a is still expected to make travel projections for late summer and fall that is eve states ease travel restrictions and businesses reopen
Google Shows off Its Work on Its Contact Tracing API
"Talked about this a couple of weeks ago. And there's been a lot of discussion around how Google is going to help in the Kobe. Nineteen kind of mess. The world is in by utilizing technology to help Contact tracing and there's a lot of speculation around if it would be something that voluntary or Out of House GonNa work While Google starting to show its work on on this on the contact tracing concept on android. Initially it's GonNa be leveraging play services which will be updated in the background automatically The first phase involves third party apps from public health agencies. That tap into androids newly integrated control. Said there's GonNa be system controls within the settings APP called quote Unquote Kobe. Nineteen exposure notifications. And you'll get the ability to turn it off and links the health the health agency APP on the device It lists the number of exposure checks that have taken place in the past fourteen days. There's an option to delete random. Id's and turn off exposure of Haitians. The future does not use device location which is fascinating. In fact APPS are prohibited from asking for location access however location settings do need to be on in order to detect nearby Bluetooth devices. Google's also released a sample APP release sample APP code to help to help. Health organizations develop their own APPs quickly. So what do we do? We think that this is going to be enough to help. Stem the the. You know the to have a positive impact on keeping people from being exposed or is this going to be. Is Google kind of saying? Hey we're doing everything. Han here Ohio. Hello exertions use it in your own apps and then just kind of washing their hands of it. I think I like what I see. I think I think they're doing it responsibly. In my opinion having it be a blue to sort of connection but per actively prohibiting the the health organization APP that is actually facilitating. You know this this sort of detection prohibiting them from having location access I think it was a long way or at least for a lot of people I think it will in Hopefully calming them down as far as like. Oh but this is tracking. A lot of people aren't going to really understand and know the difference in frankly. A lot of people also aren't GonNa care at all. They're just going to say anything. That's going to protect me from from catching this virus I'm all in whatever here. Take Take my take my permission as far as that's concerned But I I I trust Google in the sense and I think what they're showing with with this information and Definitely what we'll see in the coming weeks as the APPS start to be released and everything I think they're showing some pretty good faith As far as their intentions here which are to help out and they've already also said that this isn't going to last and after you know they're going to remove this after the the viruses thread is passed so I don't know I feel comfortable enough to use it. I'll definitely be checking it out but I also on an android show so maybe it makes me a used case than random people but do you think. Do you think it goes. I think that will work. Does it go far enough for or are they putting those limitations in that Alicia and will those limitations? Limit the effectiveness of it. Oh I don't know I think I mean honestly I think that remains to be seen right like Bluetooth as technology is a pretty near field can technology. If it was too wide then it would almost be unused Like not very useful in and of itself. Let's say if it was location data but somewhere in the range of two hundred fifty feet around you like it would be telling people you cross pass with somebody who had the virus way more that way when in essence. Maybe they didn't need to know. Maybe there was a very low chance that that person actually crossed direct paths. And then you know at the same time this person sneezing or whatever the situation would be that the transmission would happen so you don't WanNa make it too wide either and I think Bluetooth being such a near Field. Kind of communication method makes that better and also strips out the location tracking aspect so it kind of kills two birds one stone. Maybe that was a bad reference Term to use I know that you wrote about this a couple of weeks ago when this was kind of bubbling up. And you ask them questions in your article as far as what we have yet to find out about this. I feel like this kind of answers at least a little bit of what you were writing about. What do you think a little bit? I still have a lot of questions. I think it's a wonderful idea. I'm really glad Google and apple are working together and doing like you. I don't have any qualms or think anybody should realistically have any reservations based on everything. We're hearing it seems like they're approaching it thoughtfully responsibly. And making every taking every precaution possible to assure people at the same time well on a technical with the Bluetooth. I still wonder effectiveness wise. How is this? I mean? It really can't differentiate between say you passing somebody on the street. Who who's phone eventually may get flagged as having it very quickly. Both wearing masks no contact. Maybe like five feet away and somebody's standing over your shoulder without a mask and coughing for thirty seconds is there's no way it can really tell the difference so in that way it's hard to see maybe doing a little bit of either false positive false worry or or false security something you know just kind of giving you the wrong message but my bigger question is just how many people especially in the US are GonNa opt into this despite everything all the assurances everything. Google can say everything that can show about how it's working. It's just hard to imagine. Any massive number of Americans actively agreeing and going out of their way to opt into it both in in principle because they're going to have concerns and just out of kind of inertia and laziness and you know you have to do it and download the APP so without a lot of people signing up and actively participating assistant like. This can't work so I think that's my biggest question is. Is there any chance and of people especially in the US? We're going to do it for it to work with it being so optional so opt in so many steps. You have to take to make it happen. I guess we'll find out. Is there an on boarding process for this? That I'm just not seeing remain remains to be seen because the APPS themselves haven't been released yet so we don't know basically what Google and apple have done is they've said here's our baking this into the system that the API that allows for this. Here's some sample code so that those health organizations that are going to create the APPS that tap into our API so they have a general idea of what they can create and hopefully the sample code makes it easier for them. If they want to use it they don't it's up to them see Jr. I think you're right. I think the big question will be. How much awareness is around? You know people having the ability to install this APP really know what it's all about. There's got to be some sort of messaging campaign to motivate people to do this and it remains to be seen how effective that's going to be once we actually have. Apps to turn to so We will keep you posted. I'll be eager to watch where that goes from
"aaa" Discussed on All About Android
"For the android faithful. I'm Jason Howell and I'm Ron Richards and I'm Florence. I on and guys. It's almost Christmas time of year. It's almost a miracle of Christmas us. I will say I would dare say. It's the most wonderful time of the year almost the most wonderful time next week. We'll have the most wonderful time. We're still like jump. Jump The gun a little bit. But we're we're so close in the mood in the mood in the festival. That's exactly that's right. Good to see you both We've been missing each other on on we've been I'm glad they'd get the gang back together. It's good after Jason. After your long vacation I was out last week. I actually was could make the show because I was having dinner with not good friends aileen and Tom Rivera. Og All of android hosts originally. and Tom Merritt. Yeah so it's a little bit of reunion of sorts in Los Angeles last week so it was very nice That's awesome awesome. I got to see them a couple of months ago. So we're we're all getting that they're the best families is the best that's true Joining us Also the best but the best from different parts of the world and for different reasons from ANDROID AUTHORITY DOT com. Is David David Emily. How you doing David? Hey doing wonderful because I am in Tokyo and Every time I come to Japan I feel very happy. So it's a good. It's a good week so every time you come to Japan. How often have you been to Japan once a year for three years? Yeah Yeah now David. I don't mean to put you on the spot here but I do believe the first time you went to Japan. You went to the pokemon store still you know that. Plus she is still at my mom's house really i. You know what I just going to drive your mom's house tomorrow and get it so I had asked David because he teased me on whatsapp with all these pictures of the Pok Mon cafe and I was like please as please please bring me anything. I don't Care Ruby Napkin but David ended up buying a plush easy. So it's always in the back of my mind is like it's something that I need to bring home. So yeah you gotTa give me your new address so you have a plus you waiting for you. That's three years old at this point. So yes okay. All right taking good care of though I I don't I don't forget about my pokemon even if I oh I don't physically catch them in the ball like I account for them you see. That's the kind of mother that I am one of these days. You'll be reunited or united. Actually not even reunited. You'll just be united and it'll feel so good long lost Pokemon David. It's great to get you on We will. We will just kind in a preface and say that you're in Japan. You're at you're in a hostile right now. So we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA do everything in our power to keep the Internet connection rolling super thrilled that you could take time and also your jackets rub it on the Mike just just to give you a heads up on that house. They'll pull away and we'll be good to go and Victor Victor News time. Oh yeah you can jump into it. It's cool I know you're really wanted but go ahead finish your finisher throw. It's time for the news..
"aaa" Discussed on All About Android
"End of the red hydrogen one Motoji plus a headed south your email and more up next along with Burke bombing the board on all about android the Apple Watch competitor from that his brand google owned by Google and sold in the Google store not an oem solution yes because V it has I just coming into fitbit's mix misfit miss fits it fits misfits it is the name do like knowing what's going on with your body I mean Fitbit is they're actually doing that Google's not there we'll both be brought into the fold so that things like android messages will be compatible with their cs standard is just so backwards from what I think you'll expected to happen which is we did all the by next year apparently that supports this and you know how carrier APPs or just always of the best best law just always so good so yeah what do you guys think GonNa make a joke there but I decided not to just can't we just yet a I'm GonNa win the elegant here we just get an arsia standard that all the carriers and Google and apple all agree used as universal and shared amongst everyone and let the users actually get a win for once and I think the carriers believe that's what this is going to be if they can get Google and Samsung on award which of course they are you know of course Google and Samsung are going to support this then you've got most of most everyone playing on the same same field who still don't in have at this point is apple apple is made no comments whatsoever about support for our cs nor do they really have to because they've got I am Hess so if they got well that would be a huge win but there's no indication that apple's going to support this but at but then what's the what's the difference between this carrier solution in Google Lucien at the end of the day if the standard is a standard it's a great who cares that's a really good point and if Google wants to make google messages APP using our CS adding whatever awesome whistles they had planned to on top of that standard great cool then that's then actually you put it that way that's kind of a win because everybody is playing the same game let's look at the glass half full yeah yeah and if and if the standard if the profile the implementation that the carriers are putting forth still qualifies and satisfies the things that Google wanted out of its own standard wide does it matter it's a really good point I think you've I think you've convinced me Ron forest for the trees now just apple needs to get their head out of the spaceship and play along so this is going to Let's see here of course the overall goal of this is to replace SMS with ours so you get all the benefits things like you know like typing indicators is an high-rise photo sharing and stuff like that still not going to be an end encrypted and that's going to be a huge you know huge gene point for people I messages of course I- encrypted and this would not be encrypted but SMS is also not encrypted so this is a replacement for SMS I guess it's Kinda like the same as far as that's concerned although in this day and age probably want a little bit more why can't they offer and then encryption here like how hard is actually he's twenty nineteen yeah great question I don't know why they can't maybe they just want to they are the carriers that maybe they want access to all that data yeah because one of the things that they're touting here is that this is going to be really good for connecting people businesses so that instead of having to call you can just chat right directly with businesses through this RCN standard. I'm not really sure how this makes hat better than other messaging systems or or what but so maybe they you know they just don't want you to but even when Google was figuring it out for themselves was that businesses are the government will they say businesses I'm just saying conspiracy about it ear I know you're wearing the ears you wear in the conspiracy ears these are my conspiracy cute and they have folk faux diamonds on them it better than aluminum hat I like it I like those years site anyways we'll see I will say though that everyone should check out on nine five Google there is a walk through on if you've got Google messages and you're on a carrier and when you go into settings in messages it has a little chat section you try tap that and if you're a carrier doesn't support it officially it won't show you anything else as unsupported if I google posted this little walk through on how you can force it and you can turn on chat features and I did earlier today now have chat working on my phone whereas it wasn't before four and it was not hard it took me like two minutes and so which begs the question like wolf it's not Dang easy to enable these features like why can't Google we'll just say let's just do it so there's something going on with the with the carriers only works with other android users though or other artists users will yeah yeah everybody's got to be on the same same it's a bummer 'cause all my friends have iphones so I never know when they're typing and then I have two friends have android phones and I'm like yes this is what it's like for all those apple users using their I messages and see and that's the problem though flow that's it right there so everybody on android gets it and going to be amazing but then we at least here in the US I know a ton of people with iphones and I'm not going to get those features when I'm chatting with them and they're going to send me a video and it's going to be this low residence arbitrate piece of crap gosh too low rez videos nuts at the punishment yeah totally punishment minds me of watching a real player video back in the ninety s can you please just send me an instagram because I'm never going to be able to see this you want me to uh-huh just everybody get him whatsapp or telegram signal or something that does anything better I can't we need to move on I'm doing president for being green bubbles I know Yep rival all right well there's nothing better we like hearing all that android other than numbers and last week the android Dev summit if you might remember last week's episode we had Florina Nick on talking about an android the summit and stuff like that Google announced an update on treble there and said this year right before android.
"aaa" Discussed on Science... sort of
"You've get to the point but a lot of times when we're being taught science writing taught that kinda MARTINI glass shape where we start super big picture, and the narrow the focus and narrow narrow. And then your actual research project is the stem at the very end you broaden it back out of the only reason that's great is because it's the shape of MARTINI, glass, and after reading that you need to be drunk, so you don't agree with that as advertising. I know look, I mean, four science, writing four science, writing your writing for your. Supplant. You're writing for your associates, your writing for comprehension between you and people who understand the things that you understand y'all. Right. However you want. That's fine. I have no problem with that. I have no say in that, if you're writing for the public, if you're writing for the purpose of connecting with people, and this goes from communicating of any sort of not just writing you can't start with this huge big background picture. People don't have time in their lives that they just don't. Yeah. And so beyond just like getting to the point and maybe writing with a little bit more clarity. What are some of the other fundamental lessons of journalistic writing that you think scientists ought to think about when writing their own scientific writing or run writing pieces for the publisher, we'll have nothing or working with journalists to help? Yeah. Yeah. So if it can broaden that out a little bit and talk about communication instead of just rienscher one of the things that I think is happening a lot now. And it's not a bad thing, but it's being executed poorly. Is it we're encouraging scientists to all be science communicators? I've noticed this trend as well. This is a good thing, right? We need to have connections between scientists and the public, the problem is, is that we're not explaining to people what science communication actually is. And so what ends up happening is what that means to these people or what means to their advisors to the thesis advisors and they're young professors to their tenure committees is are you blogging lot? Or are you writing a lot of articles in the conversation and these are not bad things necessarily? But that's not the end all the science communication communication is so broad media is so broad, and we started the podcast, just because my coast, Patrick didn't want to start a blog because he was writing his dissertation. And he's like, why would I want to write more? Talk. Yeah. And that's a look. And look that's your strength. Why don't we lead into our strength? So one of the things that I'm doing with my students right now, one of the things that I'm here at the a conference man, that's hard to say usually say, AAA AAA does that. That's what I hear. That's been so much easier just mimicking other people's usage of that. And it's just insane. Aaa perfect. So the triple A s conference, which my wife and I had a very interesting discussion because I wasn't sure if it should be an A or an, an because if you writing the acronym, a s that should be an, an because it's vowel. But if you're pronouncing it when you read it out loud, triple AS, then it's a. Consonant. Hyphen. Oh man. That's hard. I know. Well, she didn't she does exhibit writing for Sony until, like, as a as a person who often has to pull out like books on grammar. That was a good one..
"aaa" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
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"aaa" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
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"aaa" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"You know, I'm not all into the life insurance out of my round. But but we're going to have a special gas with us this year that we tried to get on last year. But we couldn't for. For for many reasons, but from our California office, and we'll get him on. And he has all the wealth of information on life insurance. Maybe we'll do a couple of segments for that. I know that's not the travel side of it of track travel by AAA. And it's part of our part of what we have to offer. Rob. We also have a lot of things going on at triple A. And people ask you've asked numerous times you push us. You're you're part of the triple a family and everything and that is what is the value of the AAA membership. Why why do I why do I pay fifty one dollars for primary classic membership fee or so forth? And the reason being is because everybody the number one reason is because of emergency road service. We all know that. But we also have a lot of other things out there to you know, we talk about saving money on insurance way. We talk about saving money on travel. We talk about free things we talk about free maps free. Tour books for people when they're traveling. There's a lot of free things that don't cost anything for you. One of the things is let me put it to you this way. If you have a family right sixteen eighteen year old children that are in the driving age. Did you know that you can sign them up for free junior associate priceless protection for the teens were promotion, we have going on at this time. So in other words, AAA central members can extend their AAA coverage. Rob to.
"aaa" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"What about? How do you find quality repair facility when you need one before you need one would be the question. Right. Well, that'd be true. But what if you're out traveling around like some people are you develop a car problem? Then what? Then what do you do? That's a great idea actually play website. You can actually look up a are approved automobile association repair facilities that are approved. And you don't even have to be a AAA member. You can just go to their website and put in the zip code and give you the repair proved a repair facilities around the area. And once again, you don't have to be a AAA member to access that through their website. Right. And with that shingle, and that affiliation. It's a great place to start. If you're out of town, and you have no idea who or where you're going or your vehicles being taken to very true. Very true. That's a good start. It is a great start. Good times it done. So for sure. Yeah. That is probably one of the best ways. Or then if you have family in town, you know, in the place, you're traveled to you. If they know somebody they've trusted in us. Sometimes that can be a great way to go about it. That's absolutely if they've been trusted them for a long time and they've been doing a great job for him. Then you know, what they may be the right people for the to help you get your car back on the road. But what we suggest if you're in town where you live find a quality prepare facility for, you know, check out the AAA as far as the AAA approves a great way to start recommendations from friends as far as that goes. Although sometimes I see people that get a recommendation to someplace from a friend and they've been field like they were treated, quite right? And it wasn't the best choice. You know? Once we see the car roll. Whoa. What happened here? Well, my friends sent me over there. He's been going there for forever, right? Well, I'd love to see what your friend's car looks like. So sometimes you gotta be very careful about that. And you know, and so there's a couple of things you can look forward. Number one. What's the warranty on the repairs? Give what do you? How do they.
"aaa" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"This afternoon through tonight will be mainly cloudy and foggy with periods of rain going up to forty eight this afternoon down to thirty nine tonight. Little bit of rain leaguers into tomorrow, especially in the morning, high forty three breaks of sun and chillier on Monday, high thirty thirty-seven for AccuWeather, I'm Bill Deger on NewsRadio ten twenty. Katie k the following program is paid for by triple AAA. We're talking travel with AAA. They Katie k a weekend magazine. The voice of Pittsburgh radio. Katie. All right. One of the things that I just said going to the break. Everybody wants to have that intimate vacation. They don't want a lot of people. But you gotta have a tour guide in some cases. And this is the perfect example of why you want a tour guide. Exactly. And you know, what rob even our passengers that were on board? It was so nice to be there and share it with you and get what their experiences and still have somebody taking care of all of us from AAA member choice vacations, and I will say that it was it was talked about several times that how lucky are little small group of sixteen were to have a guide with us even on the boat or ship because there's a lot of people that just you know, booked and just did the cruise in in that was it and enjoyed it. Enjoyed it immensely as as we did same experience. However, we had are still with us. She added so much to it was very comforting to know. When you're in a foreign land that you have someone even they're they're not with you twenty four seven you do have some free time. But they direct you in the right way. Like when we were in Buenos Aires like, you know, what what neighborhoods to stay in. You know, I'd never felt unsafe. But I followed the directions of of what our tour guide said. And then even on the boat. She added so much to it. She had her little table there. Her hostess table every day, you know, she had some games to play and some trivia and gave some prizes. But it was just comforting to know that there was someone there not only with the language barrier, which wasn't bad on the ship. They always because it's a Norwegian ship. They did most things in English, and then they would transfer them in German. So it was it was nice to have her there. Obviously, she speaks Spanish because she's from Buenos Aires. But just comforting to know that you had someone when you needed something something minor or if. Something God forbid would have happened. We would have had are. So there to to help us through that. And just added so much to it. And people did ask me because I can't believe you would come without being part of a group, whether it's a small group because there was another larger group onboard too, but they had an excellent gentleman that was their tour guide so highly recommend when you're going to a foreign destination far away like Antarctica, Australia, South Africa, lots of those places you wanna talk to your travel agent because it is nice to show me show you because you peaked my interest, and listen, we have people that wanna talk to you as well. But if somebody wants to book this trip trip like this what did they do? Call AAA Morita today. Give me the next boat. And, you know, not every travel agent has been everywhere. But that's the nice thing about triple A usually your travel agent can find another travel agent or someone that has done the experience, especially on an exotic destinations such as in Arctic. So don't be afraid to ask them. They're not offended if they have not been to the destination that you're interested in defined, you know, to see if they have a a coworker, maybe not in their branch. But another brand that has experienced what you're wanting to experience. And actually, there's several of the people that were on my trip that told me marina. If you guys have anybody that they need to talk to somebody and one in L A. Little more information feel free to give my name out. And and get them in contact with show when you're on the boat. You know, you're headed towards your headed toward de kinda look back and go rhino turning back. Now. Are going through the Drake. Right. They call. It. The shaky Drake it's where the Atlantic and the Pacific meet and it is shaky. It's did I mean, I I've knock on wood never have gotten seasick. I did go prepared because I heard about it from an I had the little wrist bands on with the, you know, the pressure points. I did take the ginger. Things that you suck on for your for your stomach. I didn't need anything. I did use the bands on the way down. I was fine. We had a few that weren't fine. You know, if it affects everyone differently and on the way back it was actually on the way down. It was pretty good on the way home. It was it was two days of of rough seas like rolling like fifteen foot swells. And but I mean, it was to me it just rocked me asleep. I did not have a problem with it. But I mean, you do there is a lot that do have even even the crew on board some of them, you know, it may not be Lewis and Clark. But it is a adventure for a pioneer someone going to a new frontier for the first time the Whitecaps the waves, crashing the noise. The birds looking at just endless ice, and you see those waves, Robin. You're thinking you see a whale. And you're like staring at that spot waiting for the spout the come up. But no, it was just. Also, the time you say, I'm glad these people know what they're yes. Yes. Wonderful wonderful, captain. And you mentioned that about the adventure. And. People of all different age groups, no children. I think the youngest person I saw on board was probably eighteen or nineteen. They I think they have an age limit of twelve twelve or older. But there was no children on on board. But the the the exploration staff, and they're always available to it's not like, they're they do they're talking. They're gone. They do a lot of QNA's walking down the hall, and you see then you can ask him a question. And it's it's just it. Can't explain the experience. You gotta just do it. Yeah. So listen pick up the phone say, I was listening to Maria Williams today. And that's what I wanna do..
"aaa" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"They are gangs of the people. You're saying it has not taking control of these what we call invasions. If you live in a house, you have doors, you have gates, and so we do that because we don't want just anybody house, and I consider this country my house on the larger scale, and we do we should control our borders. Donald trump. Okay. That translates to Donald Trump was right? It's an invasion in credible. Eight zero Kansas t eight eight zero five six seven eight I have more on this do not go anywhere more. Unbelievable reaction. It is your morning ritual. Then we'll get to Dan Crenshaw more his soundbites, and we're gonna get to story. Also, by the way, about AAA AAA fired a worker on a bunch of punks showed up at AAA enacted as if we're not going to get served until they paid and that was racist. As a young young black men and women to know just men young black men early twenties. Go to AAA and say give us for they said you have to pay. I what that's racist. It's because they did dining dash several times before to pull in other places. Aaa didn't care this dude put his video and made it seem as if he was being racially discriminated against without even thinking about a AAA fired the manager we'll get to all that don't go anywhere because there's more outlet. This is more to that story morning ritual gear. Lewis Canas teams have ninety two sounds. Most stimulating talk some morning ritual with Garrett Lewis. All right. So Ryan had good old Zerorez at his house on Friday two weeks ago. Getting ready for the holidays. Are they do do? They great tire carpets are clean. They were dry, and like to our isn't that crazy how that happens youthful? They're not crunchy. They don't stink Malik my dogs anymore. Chemicals either. It's unfortunate that happens though. Without with my dogs. I asked the dog he said, no. Honestly, I mean, I've had I've had guys in my house clean their carpets. And they'd be sticky. They'd be they'd get dirty again if you just walk on them after they've drives residue leftover. There's tons of stuff left. Now is your exactly it's it's cleaned. It's fluffy..
"aaa" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Do it on the side of the road and the worst conditions. That's great advice. Wonderful advice. Joe's good he is. He is we'll have to do this again, not wait till next October. Let me just kind of go through this quick checklist. To give you an idea. Why you got into a triple A authorized garage battery charging system battery cables terminals drive Belton engine hoses the type of tread on your car tires, uneven traction, and what it can mean tire pressure air filter. We mentioned coolant levels lights, you gotta check the operation of all your headlights tail lights emergency lights wiper blades. We talked about that washer. Fluid brakes transmission that emergency road kit. This is everything that they do and more show. It definitely page to be a member of AAA Morita. It sure does and in so many ways, and this is one major way with the car care and our auto repair service. Whether it's towing are battery, sir. The auto repair garages like on Joe had mentioned the glass, you know, if you need your windshield on all kinds of that. You know, you're getting a good reputable company or hey, Joe come back again. Okay. I will. Thank you very much for the opportunity. Thanks, joe. That's what you call professional. I just he's got style. Very good. Very good. Remember now for everything that we talk about on this program. If you just said, I missed that. I need information or what's that tripper about Joe call right now one eight hundred three five four seven six one. They're there today you can walk in. If you're driving right now, you see the the triple a central logo simply pull over and stop in. And I guarantee you're going to be able to get the answers you need. And don't forget the biggest thing that I want to leave you with as far as car care month car insurance. You can save hundreds of dollars at triple eight central take a break. We'll come back. We're going to talk about some travel events, and what's going to be happening at some of their offices. And why you need to be a part of these especially if you're thinking about taking that vacation, so stay with us. It is Morita Williams on Katie k radio. Sixty eight.
"aaa" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Monroeville comfort suites with Princess, Cruises and then Tuesday August fourteenth we're trying something new on a couple of our. Events this year. I'm we're trying some morning events in the branches so that If the, evenings don't, work for you you have an option so then on. Tuesday morning at eleven AM and they'll have a little. Bit of refreshments at all of these events but Tuesday August fourteenth at the triple a. and Hermitage, on nine oh that's pretty. Far north but for those folks listening and up that way that's eleven AM at our AAA Hermitage office and then. Tuesday August fourteenth we always have huge crowds at our AAA Greensburg office they can, accommodate, many people in, their office at self they have a a. Large room warehouse type room that they, have their events in. That one's Tuesday August fourteenth at six PM, and, then, we, have, one in. The Butler office and I. Actually think they moved, that, to, the hotel next door but when you are SBP they'll tell you where in Butler one eight, hundred three, five four eight seven six one again for all of these events. The Butler event is on August fifteenth Wednesday at eleven AM And then, the Wexford area this. Covers kind of north hills Wexford and cranberry there's a lovely place there that we use for our vents called the, Chadwick it's, actually right across the street from the Wexford AAA branch. And, that one's on Wednesday, August fifteenth at six, PM and then one more. I know this one's a little bit of ways to but, I think, we have listening area there as well in Morgantown on. August sixteenth we have an eleven AM in the branch. For Princess and then one last Princess one in the pleasant our brand Brian revitalized pleasant hills office, on Thursday August sixteenth at. Six thirty so I.
"aaa" Discussed on All About Android
"Thirty cents it in somebody a fan of the show and i'm not finding a name on it but it says to jason howell need triple eight team a aaa fan and japan and friend of the show wonders if you all could like tearoom assu oreo this is the thirtieth anniversary year of oreo japan i love how excited everybody is which inspired this and other flavors for the record japan is where sony experience phones abound experience models lying carriers just and second only iphone experience has the most stockton and japan's electric shops where the world exists of the experience i think all about android trip can we take a shot of the box again quickly jason the art made out of the chocolate dust yeah there's like show the gold show the gold on camera like oh yeah shiny yeah this is special this is special india's like we saved ourselves a trip to japan but why would we wanna do that because you're awesome see had i known they were individually wrapped i would set you what of these two i suppose i still could i'll save one of these packages and send it to you burke however disagrees these are going to be gone i i don't think they're gonna last very long they look to be thinner than regular variety okay i'll pass those down and cracking is a great sign of it being passed the open by date it's possible okay say these smell like jeremy sue they smell like oh go august eighteen you're you're gonna die smell like rum all right japanese here masuku it does i like terrorists.
"aaa" Discussed on Startups For the Rest of Us
"Ever that happens i have like so like i have my own aaa membership and what they do is they just automatically bill me at that point so they have my credit card on file and they don't even really ask for renewal is just you're on this automatic renewal that works obviously if your credit card is not expired but even if it is dependent on what company you have the is doing your credit card processing it may still work after the fact so if for example stripe i know the in certain situations if a credit card expires it will still bill properly even though the credit card itself has expired so that's something you might want to take a look at the other thing is aaa does send a letter in the mail that basically says hey here's all the the information but again like they already bill me for it and i don't actually have to pay that envoys to just automatically gets paid any way so i feel like it's just a kind of a reminder that hey you know we're we're about to bill you for this so i dunno i mean i think that sending out those renewal email reminders is helpful but the you know definitely taking a look at sending them physical letters is probably a good strategy to go after just because you're you're putting something physically in front of them and if it's not going to the right place it may very well get returns or it will get forward it over verses email email delivery can be hidden mess i'll say especially depending on how many emails you're sending them on a regular basis any way and that's that's kind of the big question i would raise at this point is how many emails are you sending them throughout the course of the year or to begin with and do you know that you're getting into their mailboxes yeah i think the approach i would take or annuity pretend we take is is what you said we aaa 'cause i love as a customer the fact that i set it up once and they notify me they're like hey we're going to rebuild you in a month and i don't have to go law ganor cookie button during the it's just done in.
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"The aaa indoor laugh will be alive there you go the his jon stewart the oh no new window nestling oman which jorgen when the smells i see just post the seven mom rent england way the the the now handed no moscow has roman owen and blamed on now will of the awarding seen god gene no the them dan the thank you no way oh man jio right la la land the the jiffy worked around the hillsborough boulevard in manchester takes this time to say happy new year every wind nancy tracy every.
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"aaa" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Are there is a aaa baseball team here uh but every time i go i drink a lot of beer and i probably watch wanted that i think got pretty much everybody does break while you're well i feel like aaa baseball is basically the it's the same the same mindset goes to attending a game and person is is goes into golfing which is sort of an excuse to get drunk but nobody nobody here's the problem with the drinkers the promethease drinkers is you can drink as much as you want when the sun goes down but if you're drinking while the sun is up now we got a call dr drew and nobody wants that so we have to create activities subsidized the drink and make it i give seventy said what are you doing i just drank nine beers on may sofa with one sock on on a on a saturday right if you just put a period after i guess i just greg nine beers it's three pm no no i was at a minor league i was watching guys i've never heard of foul balls off totally day so it's a it's a great hugh i think you're right i go through governor gray drinking game i think if if you know with guys have been bettered record gulf of your love an old irish golf yeah i love it you can't drink in la racquetball i've tried its nearly impossible i should that be our lasting legacy is that we try and encourage everybody to start trying to play whatever the game they choose drunk and see that could really freshen things up across the sports world it would be interesting about drunk powerlifting that might be i i don't think things get back that way more danger it yeah.
"aaa" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"At representing aaa oregon autosource mike taylor do keep an inventory of car actually we do we usually have a couple dozen cars that come to us either a trade unions from a new cars we help people find were even used cars and there's also some very nice trade instant come in some of the dealers around town and will often get called of it's something really nice thing no real picky but if something really nice comes along we would be interested in handling that car and the courage that we handle preowned we put everything through the same process that say a dealer would put a certified carved through lexus bmw mercedes say they've got a threeyearold car coming off lease in they would put it through a very extensive inspection and service process before offering it to the public as a certified preowned vehicles we do that with every vehicle we handle regardless how old is how many miles around the all go through the same process we don't want somebody to buy a car from us with that tripoli reputation and find out a few weeks served in some cases even a few months after the about the car that all of a sudden need something that maybe we should have taken care of a service or whatever we try to anticipate and take care of everything before it goes to the next daughter speaking of service in the aaa oregon autosource is not a dealership proud to contact one those services are required we know some good locally owned shops and certainly there's a fair amount of aaa approved shops people that are aaa members were already familiar with aaa reputation in tripoli approved facilities those that aren't members and you don't have to be a member by the way to take advantage of our service it's for aaa members of their families and their friend how can they get more information about aaa oregon autosource will the of course can visit our website it's a oregon autosource dot com.