35 Burst results for "Hertz"
Razer Says Its New Mechanical Keyboards Have ‘Near-Zero’ Input Latency
"Are you a razor keyboard band. Unlike the razer keyboards. I i do. I've got one in the office. I don't game just like the tactile feel of those particular keyboards. Any become the closest to matching the tactile. Feel keyboards that. I've used for years from hp All those keyboards of mine have basically died on the vine but razor says this new mechanical keyboards have a near zero input. Latency for gamers. The huntsman be to his option has optical switches and an eight thousand hertz polling rate so Again if you're if you're game or you probably like these a lot But i do like the razer keyboards you do. Pay a heavy price for them. They're very expensive. And what is this gonna cost. One hundred eighty nine dollars is what it's gonna cost for that keyboard so not in inexpensive investment but for gamers out there any competitive advantage with a little bit faster. Click will definitely Will pay off the
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review
"All right so Galaxies z fold. Three it is University forgotten like all the stuff about eighteen hundred dollars rate. Eighteen hundred dollars for this bad boy. Seventeen seventeen ninety nine. Okay so seventy-nine for this bad boy All the specs. I don't think we're missing anything in here. They added water resistance. The front display is under twenty hertz. Now by the way the the front display on this thing for some reason to me just look smoother than any display of ever used in my life like the inside. One is one hundred twenty and it looks great but the cover display on this thing just seems stupid smooth i i don't i don't know what it is about. There's something about the way it looks to my. So we got one hundred twenty hertz. Everywhere we got water resistance. We gots after eight eighty eight. We ought to fifty six gigs storage. On the base model. We got triple cameras. We got one. Ui three to one zero one. The latest there. Although that's role others you get the side fingerprint reader I believe it's supposed to be lighter than last year's fold too. But i can tell you if it is still heavy. Clunky ass phone you know there's What is there to say. As far as like those improvements again the the cover displays one of those things we wanted last year the water resistance gives you a little more comfort there and just setting it down places although there's no dust resistant so definitely still. Don't take it to the beach or whatever. I can't imagine people taking a foldable to the beach way but definitely still though do that or drop it in a sandbox. Whatever but there's some water resistance
Domestic Symphony - The Evolution of Digital Audio Technology
"For a new home appliance. Let's say a new washing machine or dryer or a dishwasher. We ask ourselves a lot of questions things. Like how much does it cost. Does it come in different colors. What features does it have. What did the review say. Does a refrigerator crisper actually do anything with so much to think about. It could be easy to overlook what the product sounds like For decades thoughtful sound design and music was limited to the world of entertainment specifically movies tv and gains over in the world of manufacturing. Sound design was almost nonexistent. As long as the product worked in looked okay. That was good enough. Sound was an afterthought if it was even considered at all recently though that's all started to change in the last twenty years as smartphones laptops and tablets became more common. Our home started chirping with carefully. Designed sounds but for the most part are home appliances. Still just made noise in decades past devices were limited a cacophony of noise. That's audrey are beanie. I'm the ceo founder and executive producer of audio brain. We are a sonic branding firm. When audrey i started working in sound design nobody was thinking much about the sounds of household products. Nobody really paid too much attention to those alarms. And those buzzers That's what that world was about. It was really not much intention to the sounds. Your heard within your home but these days appliance makers are paying a lot more attention to how their products sound and they're asking sound designers to help them make new sounds. We're looking for sounds that add value not sounds that ed noise but that enrich that experience and make people feel really good
Ready for More Phones With Folding Screens?
"Samson is leading the way when it comes to devices with foldable screens and it has some new ones on the way to right mike. That's right Samsung has just unveiled his two newest foldable smartphones. The first is the galaxy z. Full three g which starts at basically eighteen hundred dollars. It has to amyloid screens that are both brighter and more responsive than those on the previous full too which was released last september. Now it has a six point two inch cover screen that you use when it's closed so that case the full three looks like a normal smartphone but then you can unfold it to its tablet size shape or form and that amounts to about seven point six inches. I went unfolded about the size of a small paperback book. Samsung continues this an ideal smartphone for multi-taskers and expect some businesses to use them for employees. The other new foldable devices the galaxy z. Flipped three five g which starts at about a thousand dollars. Now it when you open it up. It has a six point seven inch amyloid display when you close it. The covers is play as is about one point nine inches. That's larger than the originals e flip device that came out in february twenty twenty and i guess these are going to be for influencers because has some cool things on it for instance like it'll automatically take selfie videos of you when it's sitting you know when it's an it's half open shape and it aims at you and to watch whoever's doing movements Both these devices are coming out. August twenty seventh but you can pre-order them now and i mentioned those prices but you can get a discount when you preorder and also you can bring the prices down the device in in fact you can train up to four devices and earn up to eight hundred dollars credit on the full three and up to six hundred fifty dollars on the flip three out. Samsung is touting the durability of these new devices i both were made with armor aluminum the strongest ever used on its smartphones. The company says in egypt protected by gorilla glass victis with screens that are eighty percent more durable than the z. Full to screen both both adaptive one twenty hertz refresh rates for smooth scrolling and apps for instance and they're both water resistant to
TCL Announces New 6-Series and 5-Series TVs That Come With Google
"Will release updated versions of its five and six series. Tv's with the same software running on google. Twenty twenty chrome cast tcl says. Don't worry we're not transitioning to google tv off of rokuro ask it just wants to offer consumers. The choice of both the six series with google tv will be capable of four k. Two hundred twenty hertz. Plus for if you've got a ps five and our xbox and also comes with two hd two point one ports one of which is e arc and two additional hdmi two point zero ports topping out at thirteen hundred bucks. Tcl's google tv's will also come with an always listening microphone for google assistant voice commands. But you do have the ability to disable that if you would rather just use the remote
Afterpay & Square Say Buy-Now-Pay-Later for EVERYTHING
"This week's episode. We'll talk about the buy now. Pay later craze especially the square after pay deal will revisit. Some surprising advertising spend numbers released from fang talk a bit about canadian startup. Who has an interesting take on consumer health tech unless they try to get more context on how. Amd fits into the narrative of vehicle chip shortages here in canada. So regarding this. On the morning of tuesday august third joel. What have you been paying attention to markets last week while bad news at a china continues to kinda hit markets. They called the video game. Is i can't remember what the exact quote is but effectively. It's cancer for your brain. So they decided that they're going to regulate video game makers for those under the age of eighteen which obviously hertz one of my favorite positions ten cent they are. I mean they are the synonymous with metaverse in video games themselves. They have experts of epic which fortnight they own a ton of the video game ecosystem in the in southeast asia and the stock got smashed little seven percent or eight percent today back down to its low from last week. I do think long term that when you allow for a massive conglomerate like ten cents to have better clarity around regulation and then you create rules and then allow them to continue to operate within those rules that is insanely bullish for the incumbent because it now makes it that much harder for businesses to enter the space and participate because when you massive regulatory hurdles to get into the business will the economics are now more expensive so now in order to compete with the big boys it's that much harder and it just cements them even further
Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Mark New Smartphone Era for Google
"Yesterday unveiled the pixel six with a six point. Four inch ninety hurts display and the pixel six pro with a six point seven inch one hundred twenty hertz display and four x optical zoom coming in the fall. It's sort of what you'd expect from the new pixel. There's the usual playful colors. There's the bolt design choices. There's a full on camera band on the back. Check the pictures to see what i mean. And that band houses three cameras a wide angle main sensor ultra-wide and a four x optical zoom folded telephoto lens. But there are two interesting things here. I remember how google had been positioning the pixel lineup as the best mid range phone you could buy well. No more quoting dealer at the verge if the final versions are anything. Like the prototypes. I saw last week. They will be the first pixel phones that don't feel like they're sandbagging when it comes to build quality. We knew we didn't have what it took to be in the ultra high end in the past. Rick osterloh of google admitted quote and this is the first time where we feel like we really have it and quote both versions of the pixel are glass sandwiches with fit and finish that are finally in the same league as wet samsung highway. An apple have to offer quote. We've definitely not been in the flagship tier here. For the past couple of years this will be different says osterloh. He also admits that quote. It will certainly be a premium priced product. Which i take to mean north of one thousand dollars and quote but the other really interesting thing about the new pixels are that they have a google designed tensor system on a chip inside them. This is the first time google exclusive. Silicon has made. Its way to a phone. That probably accounts for those flagship ambitions. Quoting the verge again. Tensor is the system on a chip with a mix of components that google itself has designed and others that it has licensed. Google is not sharing. Who designed the cpu and gp nor is it sharing benchmarks on their performance. Though osterloh says that it should be market
Economist Noreena Hertz Says Loneliness Is Bad for Our Health and Wealth
"And your book. You make an interesting argument. You say that woman is not annoying is not only initiative mental health. There's also Economics and politics involved in this. You know what do you estimate is the The four extent of this problem even beyond the mental health issue. So you know as as you know all too well that leninist is bad for mental health and that there is a link between loneliness anxiety and loneliness and depression and even leninists and suicide. Wilson know that lenses Physical health Manifesting in high blood pressure high levels of court could sell stress hormones in our body pulse rates all if these essentially not good for our body to be in a state of for protracted periods as loneliness often as many Which is why loneliness can even reduce our life expectancy by as much as Make our risk of dying prematurely Is much is said. He percent higher than if you're lonely so It is. It's not just health effects. Leninist is also bad for our wealth bad for our wealth collectively in part because if the cost the health k. bud healthcare bird and That lameness puts public health systems but also because leninists is bad for the workplace. Lonely work is less efficient s mandated less productive and more likely to quit company. The work as want that the single biggest determinant for whether somebody will remain at compute note is whether they have a friend at work so leninist really significant business program as well and also as i found in my research Inexorably linked to the rise of right wing populism in recent years. I'm not saying that everyone who's lonely. The populists of the right. Of course they don't but a significant katri if those who do lonely lonely in the sense of have more limited social networks much week support systems. We ca- ties with friends. Fewer acquaintances even fewer people to rely upon and times. If need but also langley in the sense of failing
Acer Says It 'Can Only Fill 50% of the Worldwide Demand'
"Intel announced two new eleventh gen use series processors at compu- tech's the core. I seven one. One nine five g seven and the i five one five five g seven both have four cores and threads plus z graphics with ninety six execution units for the i seven and eighty execution units for the i five the i seven is the first use series chip able to hit five gigahertz in a single court. Turbo boost with the base clock of two point nine gigahertz. Today is june. First the editorial board of daily tech news show regrets the air acer. Co-ceo tiffany wang said. The company can only fulfil fifty percent of demand on average due to the shortage. Saying the situation won't change until up to q two of two thousand twenty two at compacts intel ceo pat gelsinger said. The chip shortage will quote. Take a couple of years for the ecosystem to address shortages. A foundry capacity substrates and components and gardner issued a report. Saying it believes. This is the most serious point. In the shortage and estimates it will continue until q. Two twenty twenty two alienware announced that the x fifteen gaming laptop will start at two thousand dollars and the seventeen gaming laptop starting at two thousand one hundred dollars. The x fifteen fifteen point nine millimeter thick in some configurations offering up c. Two hundred forty hertz refresh rate screen while the seventeen offers up to eight three hundred sixty hertz refresh rate both offer offer eleven th gen intel core processors and support up to an rtx thirty eighty graphics card uber announced thirty. Three thousand drivers joined it's us platform during the week of may seventeenth increasing active driver hours. Four point four percent over the previous week and marking a new record for drivers since the start of two thousand twenty one who did not say how that number compared to pre pandemic times. My guess is because it didn't compare it very well. Crypto currency exchange quaint base announced that its users can use money from their new coin base cards through apple. Pay and google payne gwen. Baseball automatically convert all crypto to. Us dollars when adding to a customer's queen base card that can then be used for purchases and then received crypto rewards for shopping.
Do You Know Your Sonic Brands?
"Gives us the first one donald donald donald all right was kind of the modern gold standard. I'm lebanon it for mcdonald's we're as i mentioned we're gonna be talking to dallas taylor from twenty thousand hertz. they didn't entire episode about strongly. Recommended is listening because that episode. We'll give you the deep dive into the bizarrely complicated. Backstory that jingle And just how huge stakes it was but it really did bring together the global marketing of mcdonald's which had always been scattershot and there really was nothing consistent except the golden arches All right so we're all primed warm. Nick gives an excellent flex net. Flex that flakes. Has anyone made it through the last year without hearing that seventeen times. So yes the netflix. But also has its own episode on twenty thousand hertz. Where i think they were the first to hear the back story of how that was made and how was originally or at one point was going to feature a goat get to the end and then like like that almost made the cut. But it didn't quite. I part of me misses the go that we never knew. And yes brianna mentioned in the in the chat here as we talk that It's also kind of law and order which boiler law and orders not here but like the two great bottoms and there's some weird stat right. That like the law and order is seventeen sounds mash together. It's like jail doors clanging it's a gavel. It's like all of a sudden. I that's that's another.
What's in PS5's First Big Update
"The. Ps five has gotten its first big update. There have been. I think since launch a lot of requests for a lot of different features Obviously the ps vue is completely different from the ps four. You i and there's been a lot of changes both some that i think have been more well received than others but just to quickly run down. The the update is available right now. It changes some things like you are able to finally download. Ps five games to external usb. Drive you can't play them off there but you can at least actually download them to there's that have just deleting and re downloading there are now new social social features. Excuse me so you can actually do. Share play cross generation. So technically don't need a ps five to play a ps five game. You just need a friend who has a. Ps five to share play with you there. Ps five games and then in addition to that there's been some changes to the game base Some other pre download and game library customisation options. Some slight changes to the trophy settings and then today as it went up they had an announced it in the initial playstation blog. Post but there have been some slight changes that include some different. Hdr support and support for one hundred and twenty hertz monitor so if you're someone who plays your ps five on a pc monitor that sports that you can now use those monitors differently. Are there will also some updates to be playstation app which. I'm actually have a user of and that. I i like some of these changes because they include actually having the ability to manage your ps five console storage so you can now not just download games but actually deal with what's on your ps five remotely. Which is something. The xbox app has allowed you to do previously.
A Review Of The New OnePlus 9 Phone
"Okay so One plus announced the phones. This week they've been teasing these for a long time. I mean one plus the king of not spending a dollar on advertising and just using the power of their voice on the internet to To let you know about everything so the one nine series is the oneplus nine. The oneplus nine pro. You guys know that For for prices we have seven twenty nine starting price for the oneplus nine and then it tops out at eight twenty nine hundred bucks more That gets you eight gig ram and one hundred twenty gigs storage at seven twenty nine and then for another hundred bucks you could ask for more gig rams so twelve gram double the storage certificate six for the nine pro. Which is this guy starts at nine sixty nine. And that's also the eight gig one twenty eight gig combo and then this model i actually have is fully specked out so another hundred bucks which takes us over the thousand dollar price point to one thousand sixty nine twelve gig to fifty six storage. It's kind of what they've done for a couple years so it makes sense but we are at another increase the The eight pro last year started eight ninety nine and then topped out. I think right at ninety nine ninety nine I can't remember offhand with the eight price. Was the april five ninety nine. Six hundred ninety six ninety nine seven ninety nine have been six nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine. Yeah because we're up to seventy nine so kind of a thirty dollar increase in a seventy dollar look. They packed a lot of specs. And we'll get to that so anyway if you want the top of the line one plus nine pro we are whoa well over a thousand but were over thousand bucks now so were ridiculous as far as specs go you know oneplus. Didn't really hold back. They kind of gave us everything and everything you would expect from a modern phone. You know they they haven't done headphone jacks for awhile. And s d cards i. I don't know that they've ever really done those in there. Really cheap phone so i. I'm not gonna waste time complaining about those. But they added the newest of the new. Obviously the cameras going to be a big focus with the with the hassle blah partnership But like this nine pro has hd one hundred twenty hertz. tim's lower lesser of a phone much Ten eighty p but also still hundred twenty hertz. They both have staff in eight eighty eight. I talked about the ram and storage configurations On the camera this has a quad camera. Yours has triple camera. Believe so the big thing. There is the hospital vlade partnership so. This camera is the sony. I m x seven eight nine. Which most people doesn't mean anything. But it's just sort of the newest sony sensor. They said they they developed it in custom with with sony. And so you've got that. And then it has a fifty megapixel wide angle lens.
The Black Shark 4 Smartphone Rises From The Deep
"All right so this article comes to us from the android police. Apparently gaming phones are getting more and more popular. I wonder why could it be. People want more power in a smaller screen. The post who. I don't know if powerful computer the complete of video games honor or like a consul. It's it seems to me like it's smartphones. Time to rise and while zombie is keeping up the pace with black shark series. The latest iteration the black sharp for an for pro have popped up in a chinese you can pre-order one. Today with the phones set release to china on thursday. The twenty fifth and international release date has not been set yet. But what what are you looking at stat. Wise here while the black shark. Four pro uses a snapdragon eight processor. Qualcomm's biggest and bad available. It's paired to either eight gigs or twelve. Gigs of ultraviolet fast. Lpddr five ram with two hundred fifty six gigs of storage both models. But those aren't exactly hard to find these days. The more obvious give way that this is giving phone are the dedicated mechanical shoulder buttons on the side flight. The locks away to them pop up like two shoulder buttons on a black shark three they can be bound to touch areas on screen for integration with really more or less any game but if you want the mechanical shoulder buttons you now have that option. The four pro is six point. Six seven inch a. m. o. l. e. the ten eighty p screen with a maximum refresh rate of one. Hundred forty four hertz. Beating most phones it also has to zones of pressure sensitivity as a nema pressure applied. Not just touch sensitive allowing for further integration into games that can support it. It's battery as a forty five hundred m h typical for phone this size but supports fast charging at a completely bonkers. Honored twani watts with a charger included in the box. Family says it can charge ninety percent of the battery in a little more than half an hour. It looks like the video that goes along with two well in terms of cameras on the pro. They have a sixty four megapixel main shooter. Eight megapixel ultra wide five megapixel macro with a twenty megapixel centered. Front camera terms of style to flat. Black version actually looks fairly down. Nice to notice the side buttons. Led triangle logo on the back stays on lit. You'd have a hard time telling its gaming phone. Of course that goes out the window to get the so empty version of its auto translated by the way unsure of the official name. It's layered semi transparent glass shifts around as you look at it and much more flashy but not unappealing way. The phones a chunky and nine point nine meters. But that's enough to include a headphone jack in sight mounted fingerprint reader. The dual sim. Radio works with five g for absolutely intense sessions. You can't quick bond the sold separately cooling module at cedar black shark four pro a starts at four thousand. I'm trying to remember the exact It can't be the chinese currency that they have. But if you're talking about us dollars be black shark for pro is at six hundred fifteen dollars and six hundred ninety dollars respectively as the non. It's it's kind of slightly scaled down version Looks pretty interesting In terms of the i it drops one of the cameras. It keeps the shoulder buttons most of the rest of the hardware and it's slightly cheaper. Probably not a five hundred dollar range for a gaming smartphone. That's unheard of clean. We're sitting here looking at foods. The latest and greatest thousand plus in in north china pop out gaming smartphones that are packed full of hardware intact for like seven hundred between five and seven hundred eighty s manageable. It off but yeah. If you're looking for gaming phone well you might just have to wait for this to be released internationally. But if you're in china Details in terms of prices and such and selections and preorders are available in a show notes for today's episode. So looks pretty cool all right. Moving on to an article begat from techcrunch facebook's clubhouse rival looks a lot like clubhouse right now in and because facebook is a clubhouse rival reported on net like all the way back in february in new york times. Didn't a bunch of other people did but what that product look like or how it will work have been questioned that have remained unanswered however new screenshots of a facebook audio product still under development shows what appears to be a live audio broadcasts experience. It's more of an extension of facebook's existing messenger rooms rather than a standalone app experience. Facebook confirmed with techcrunch. The images are indeed examples of the companies exploratory efforts because they don't represent alive product at this time but the gamut we all know the company said also that detailing what product look like based on these images would be inaccurate ob tech crush said screw. Were pushing him anyway. But keep in mind. It is in development features. That are very different in anything and everything could still change drastically between now and then but images at least help. Face their demonstrate. How facebook is thinking about live audio. Where such a social experience. Good fit within facebook's existing and that's worth considering considering that i don't think facebook wants to make another app i think they just want everybody to be on one app and use that so we do have some pictures that go along with it. Looks like they have like button. It says choose the room type where it's like live audio broadcasts in audio only room to listeners audio where you can start a private audio room with friends. A video button reconstructive private video room with friends in an you can also add people in but it looks very much like Like clubhouse that. I'm still trying to get used to somebody interfaces of the room so it's it's kind of interesting Speak are shown to tap the room. What a represented with a larger circular profile picks room listeners appear below is also a followed by speaker section leads the audience section again much like clubhouse but obviously subject to change the way it's being developed that would allow for rooms that anyone on facebook join Rooms could be accessible from facebook itself. Meaning you would not have to switch to messenger to join the room. When not expanded to full screen room with displays title number speakers in total listeners. He can get an idea of the rooms popularity. So Yeah lebron even looking at it tested it out. Don't secret facebook. Ceo mark zuckerberg is both on audio. Of course in fact he's already appeared on clubhouse. A couple of times recently spoke about the product. Chris social audio in clubhouse room hosted last week by former techcrunch editor josh casino investor at signal fire
The long wait for a true Poco F1 successor is finally over
"Smartphone maker poco revealed the f. Three a rebrand of the redmi k forty with a snapdragon eight seventy five g modem six point six seven inch one hundred twenty hertz. Amyloid display and thirty-three watt fast charging lodging march twenty seventh for three hundred forty nine euros. The company also announced the x three pro which features qualcomm's new snapdragon eight sixty s. Oc and lt modem a six point six seven inch one hundred twenty hertz lcd display and a large five thousand one hundred sixty million our battery lodging march twenty fourth for two hundred forty nine euros.
Corsair's K65 RGB Mini Gaming Keyboard Is for People Who Think Less Is More
"It looks like corsair is brought out a very small keyboard. Colic duckie keyboards. That are out there that you can actually build yourself. This is along the lines of that. It's the case sixty five. It's basically a sixty percent keyboard so it's very very small way smaller than what i have. But i also have a wireless keyboard instead but it looks very interesting. It has done to make pre ki- rgb backlash for advanced tw- twenty layer onboard lighting effects with clue control because of corsairs. The one that bras. Rgb everything because that's what they did and that's what people liked. I guess in some way. It's just a really interesting thing about that. But it's very interesting because it's still uses the mex- keys which is also has the red silent our speed silver variants to have that as well also onboard profile storage of fifty profiles also full and key rollover basic means that. There's no anti ghosting so you don't. It will actually understand when you double click something. Click multiple buttons will also recognize up so anti ghosting. Only a few of the keys. Now enki rollover is the full keyboard. So there is a difference between that and also has the corsair annex hyper processing technology. With eight thousand hertz. Polling and detachable one point eight mill millimeter braided. Usb desi cable also weighs about one is Excuse me weighs about zero point. Eight five kilograms of very lightweight. If you're looking for something very small. But it's not a duckie keyboards more mainstream keyboards. This is something you should actually look for. It looks nice. It looks very very small. Looks like almost like a travel worthy keyboard. If you're looking for a very small keyboard this is it for you or if you just have a very small space for you as
Oppo find x3 pro review
"Embargo for the for the find x three pro lifted this morning this is okposo latest and greatest opo and oneplus share parent company. Bb case so there will be some overlap in what we talk about We don't know a lot about the oneplus series but what we know about the finance three pro. I think will dovetail nicely into the rumors for the oneplus nine. So let's start with you. Miriam you have this phone. It's oboe is not a brand name and north america yet. But i think it's becoming a bit more ubiquitous in europe where alex is you've reviewed one pl- or oboe phones for years now and you're you're among the first people to bring kind of these. Chinese brand opal vivo. Walkway into the purview of us audiences. So when you take a look at the x three pro. What's your first impression. Is this a phone that was made for a worldwide audience or is this more a phone that was made for a chinese audience. That is them being sort of adapted for the west. I think we're at the point now. Where i wanna odd xiaomi to your last i think yeah okay. I think we're the point. Where really these global launches of these phones the me levin from shami recently of course the oppo phoenix three pro and financial three series our global phones through and through. And i think that that's very exciting to me. Now we get the short end of the stick in north america. You're in canada. I'm in the us. Because we still don't get full five g support for our weird bands. And that means that i hesitate to recommend this phone to folks live on the north american continent of this time. I haven't tested the oppo yet on five g. here i'm hoping that as qualcomm becomes more omnipresent not that it isn't already but i mean in terms of its Band support for five g. sub. Six that we get eventually to a point where even buying global phone will just work on some bands in us. Kind of like four g. Lt. foams do and in canada. So i think these phones feel like truly global phones to me. I think that the biggest challenge the biggest obstacle that existed in the pass with these two years ago three years ago. If you imported one was the software. Felt very chinese in the sense that it was. It's like it's hard to explain. But there's a certain flavor to chinese phones if you've ever used one that doesn't have google services on it and that's changed radically. I think caller west which is what apple runs which is an on top of android is even closer now to oxygen. Which is what one plus has which makes sense. Bbq groups same company but in the past. That wasn't always the case. And i think xiaomi's done a very good job as well as an improving it appears to be more you know more universal to the global markets to customers in different countries. So i really have no qualms with this phone i think. It's it's a solid all-round flagship. It brings to the table some things we've never seen before and it on top of that. You know short of the five g support from north. America is a truly global phone so alex. You're the only person among the four of us that uses this phone. Where in the markets intended give us your overview of how fits into the uk european market. And what your first impressions are so whether fit into the market. Whether hoping to the mock i think is in the gap. The is currently in the process of being vacated by wa so there is a a room for another major player in europe and the uk. And i think that's that's where they plan to slow us into already seeing that taking advantage of always current challenges in china whether the now the the number one manufacturer but yeah i think in terms of just the quality the phone. It's it builds on what we saw in the next two pro in little ways last year But the my money this is a little bit of a one. Step forward one step back. Sort of a situation They're all the things. I really enjoyed about the findings to pro- And it it just seemed to have every angle sort of covered in terms of photography and a big part of that is super zoom telephoto in it. Yeah oddly something that a lot of brands of moving away from this year with the exception of while way sometime maybe xiaomi That's something i really miss. Unfor- photography scented phone that seems like a big emission. Especially when you have this weird microscope thing which is fun to play around with but is not going to have anywhere near the practical value In terms like dealer photography assume would get you So that's one sort of disappointments. That i have with it Made worse by the fact that. I'm not a massive found. The microscope The other side air you. i know this is. This is a one. A one point of conflicts on this phone denialism massive out of the microscope. But just before we get to that. The other thing is Find extra prolapsed yet no wireless charging is kind of becoming a table. Stakes feature ever since apple introduced is Now we finally have that but the battery life is just null. Great unstaffed That's the problem right When you getting in the region of twelve to thirteen hours In its its fooling over after about three and a half hours screen on you know especially for me coming from pixel five and show. I've been spoiled a little bit by that phone but Yeah it's haunted. Described the boundary line for this thing is anything but just a big disappointment for me. I would agree with that in the week or so that i've used it especially coming from the galaxy s twenty one pixel five. This is a big battery. that just doesn't perform like a big battery but were still a month out from launch and miriam. I know you haven't spent a ton of time with it but what's your impression of. I wanna come back to the camera. Because i think the the cameras a sort of a question mark for me. Every time i've spoken to one. Plus they give me different answers for why they made the decisions they did around the load out but the phone. Form factor right. They made a big deal about this single piece of glass on the back and how they machine did and you know burned it in killing at seven hundred degrees and puts a magic spell on it to keep its shape and all that. What's your impression of the form of this device. It's really interesting. And i think it's something that a lot of people it's pretty arresting to somebody who's looking at it from the back for the first time. Yeah i love the design. I think it's really unique. A middle worried that you know. It's like form over function in some way. Because i mean at this price point. What's the price anyway. Do we know eleven hundred pounds or twelve hundred years this price. That's fine but i like so gonna be a thousand like it's about the same as the next to last year pros last year. But he's a little bit cheaper but yeah that over thousand dollar price point. I'm okay with the crazy. You know wizards type approach to making the thing with thousands of hours of manufacturing time. Whatever it might be. I think it looks really cool. I've got the kind of grayish color. One agree dark rate lack. I don't know what color that is. But it's looking at a mirror. The whole thing is one piece. It's very cool. My my thing is that i'm really happy. They added wireless charging. That was the thing that i wanted to make a final to pro my daily driver austere and it up with of course oneplus eight pro which is count like again you know the oneplus nine pro is going to be a dead ringer of this phone. So no surprise there like in many ways so the reason i couldn't do it because what trudging was missing. Now that's been remedied by battery life. I haven't tested yet. So i don't know but it might be a result of trying to run everything at one twenty hertz and quad hd. I feel that. If i have to compromise somewhere it's resolution usually my eight pro oneplus a prior run at ten eighty p right and probably run the oneplus nine pro and switched to it at ten pm. Pretty convinced. i'm going to switch to it so wait you're of all the phones that you've used including the galaxy s twenty one. You're still using the eight pro. Is your daily driver. Oh yeah no. Don't i don't want to switch to off and i have so many ops to reinstall and set up a one once a year thing and i have to pick wisely right last year. I decided that i was going to wait. For the pixel five and so i hung hoed with the pixel forty or whatever four acceler my pocket for a while and then i realized that the pixel five was giving giving me what i want and the four or five g was actually the better form but didn't have wireless charging in my opinion so then i went said. I need to make a decision. So i went eight pro and the reason for that is i want i want wanna pixel essentially but i wanna flagship right. So what's the closest you can get to that. You can't get a flagship from google anymore. Anyway i digress but back to the quickey unfortunately have just to go as soon but i feel that for me. What surprised me. The most is the telephone okay. I couldn't get numbers on this. Is it three x two x two x optical and switch to x optical with five x figs. Zoom whatever hybrid. That's hybrid probably looks okay at five x hybrid but probably know better than one hundred eight megapixel. That's trying to do five x kinda like the eleven right. Yeah these over the past It's just fine. I is is fine of five but go beyond five. It's a bit yeah. We had a paris copa. Like five x right. That was different from the oneplus. Eight pro which only had like three x telephoto. So i think the teleph- the the lack of the telephoto disappearing from almost everyone's phones except for you know an iphone doesn't really count because there's only two axe to me. Anything that's to excellence doesn't count. It has to be three more. And ideally it needs to have two of them like the s twenty one ultra or the. We p forty pro plus. Which was my darling camera phone last year. Despite the lack of gm's so you see. That's the reason. Part of the reason daniel that i went with the pro because i knew that if i needed a better camera just pull out a weiwei. P forty plus and carry that with me right and so so then. I guess the party question that i would ask is what would it take for the financial three pro to be your daily driver over the nine. The oneplus nine pro. Because they are so similar to things. And i want that i feel. Actually this might take away from this. Phone is that oppo is holding back for an ultra version. Yes that was my conspiracy theories. Well i feel like we're like because everybody's doing more than a pro. Now i feel that apple is exploring that ultra premium end. And he's gonna come out with a special edition of this phone. That will have a proper periscope telephoto. But what would make me switch would be more see right now. Could live with a two x telephoto. If it's any good. I don't know off to try it but i think for me. It's five g support simply. Because i'm on t. mobile in the us and it's actually beneficial in terms of network coverage for me it's not really beneficial terms of speed by re does give me slightly better performance in some fringe situations and that would be my big. My big request bought the other thing. That i'm interested intrigued. Bob because i haven't really had chance to tessies. Cameras yet. Is their choice of using the two identical fifty megapixel. I am seven six six sensors on the ultrawide and the main to get perfect color. Matching 'cause how's that worked out for you guys so interesting thing. That is the you in theory. That is what happens. But then you have the ai thing that's turned on. Which can you run. I'm not sure by default but if you use it You know it's very useful things in some situations but if you use it then you can get radically different looking switching between the two lenses if you don't have the tent on yet is obviously much closer as a parting thought. I have a feeling that while last year's apple finds pro would have been my choice for that time period of the year that first half of the year until the no twenty ultra came out. Which was my darling phone of the fall. But i switched to it because i was lazy. And of course he has twenty ultra. now is a pretty solid choice for photography. I think until until then until the eight pro last year the findings to pro choice other than wireless charging and five jeep but this year. I'm much more convinced that all want the oneplus nine pro. That's your segue as i'm leaving because for me. The one plus nine pro. F- i don't know all of the details yet but that hassle partnership has me intrigued and more importantly i know it's going to support all the bands properly in the us. And it's going to have wireless charging which i need and it's going to be a slightly smaller phone. I think this year which. I'm very happy about because the eight cross a freaking monster of a beast. It's too big for me over there. So i think the x three profiles held back to me somehow. Apple is i can know what apple can do and be group and this is very good by this. This aversion to telephoto in chinese phones right now xiaomi's doing it too is driving me nuts. I don't get it i want all of it. I don't care about microscope. it's cool. I don't care about a macro because an ultra wide can do macro like it is on this phone. It is on one plus pro phones
Man Sues Hertz Over Receipt That Cleared Him of Murder
"Eye. Michigan man who spent five years in prison for murder that he did not commit, is now suing Hertz rental cars for failing to provide the receipt that would have cleared his name before he was convicted. 2015 Herbert Alford was convicted in the 2011 murders murder of 23 year old Michael Adams, even though he swore that he was picking up a rental car at the time. However, the Hertz corporation they ignored and disobeyed numerous court orders requiring them to abuse that produced the documentation and that would have exonerated him. That's according to his attorneys now hurts eventually did come up with the receipt five years later. Precipitating operates released in February of last year. Alfred is now suing hurts for $25,000. I don't think he's suing for enough For their part hurts. Officials claim that they did their best to find the much needed evidence Now, while they were unable to find the historic rental record of 2011 When it was requested in 2015, he continued. They say they continue their good faith efforts to locate it. Now, with advances in data search in the recent years following, they were able to locate that riddle record in 2018, and then they promptly provided
Hertz sued for not producing receipt that cleared man of murder
"A man Long Philly convicted of murder is suing a car rental company for failing to produce a crucial receipt in a timely manner. ABC is Chuck Secrets and tells the tale pervert. Alford from Detroit, was convicted for a 2011 murder. A receipt from Hertz Car Rental was finally released in 2018, leading to exoneration last year, but Alford spent nearly five Years in prison and jail. The Hertz receipt shows that Alfred was renting a car and Lansing area airport around the time of the shooting hurts, says it's deeply saddened about what happened to offered. Company says it found the record after advances in data search, the suit alleges hurts ignored to subpoenas and three court orders demanding the
"hertz" Discussed on Twenty Thousand Hertz
"I in our modern lives. We spend so much time thinking about what things look like that. We tend to forget about our incredible sense of hearing. That's where we come in. I'm dallas taylor. And i'm the host of twenty thousand hertz. A podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds in each episode. Chase down the hidden backstory behind a famous sound or sonic phenomenon. We followed sound designer. Ben burtt on his hunt for the sound effects of star wars. He was hiking and his backpack caught on a a guy. Wire that was leading up to a radio tower and he heard what sounded like a blaster sound. We found out that dinosaurs probably didn't sound anything like jurassic park. We were around when t rex was round. We might feel these sounds of the largest dinosaurs more than we would hear them through our years. We've tracked down the origins of a drum sample. That's been used in hundreds of hip hop and electronic songs. During that time everybody has drum brakes and we had been doing some grad ladies drumbeat. We've explored the challenges of interplanetary communication. Pretty amazing to think that could be on mars. And say and i'll be forty minutes before they get back and say what's up and we revealed how the netflix audio logo almost included the sound of a goat for a while we were stuck on the good sound. I thought that would be good time this year. On twenty thousand hertz will uncover the origins of even more i- conic sounds art dog. We'll also hear from a few surprise guests in this daffy he's not the greedy money that's mine me we're bringing back to the You know we are all time travelers going one way. Subscribe to twenty thousand hertz. Wherever you get your podcasts. That's twenty thousand. Hertz spelled out without any numbers once you see our swirly purple icon. You'll know you're in the right place. And if you're already a fan of the show tap the share button on your podcast player and post this trailer on facebook or twitter or text it to someone directly who you think would love this show..
"hertz" Discussed on Twenty Thousand Hertz
"When was the last time? You thought about the things you hear? Sound. Surrounds us but we rarely take the time to appreciate what we're actually hearing. I'm Dallas Taylor host of twenty thousand Hertz a lovingly crafted podcast that tells the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds and every episode we explore sounds that you've heard but probably never really thought much about. Anybody who heard that in the fifties or sixties would instantly know was NBC. For animal roars under edges, growls it really kind of brings a beautiful life but Jesus very high comes out of the nose and has this weird British thing. But if I take the scratch out of it and then naked nod as British, then I've got like this guy named juncture who's like this totally Dorky guy. This is actual FEM-, and it's icon sound as I everyone knows that coin pickup sound is. We also go inside our brains to figure out exactly how sound can move us so deeply. Let's say we're having a conversation and I stop in the middle of. Your you really want me to finish that phrase or that sentence it feels unresolved and the same thing happens musically the sound of a broken stick means that something's walking towards you a creaking floors like a broken stick. It's a cue that someone else's out there, and if someone else is out there, you're gonNA look around pay attention to that. I love the knowledge that an audience has no idea what is that I've done to get them to feel a certain way or get them to experience a moment in the way we've crafted because we've done our job so quietly. The mission of Twenty Thousand Hertz is to open up your sense of hearing. When you open up your ears, you'll discover a whole new way to experience the world around you. Music and sound I think had this ability to sort of tweak you emotionally in a way that visuals can't you know they say a picture is worth a thousand words. I, would say a sounds thousand pictures. My favorite sound is the sound of you tapping your subscribe button. So subscribe to twenty thousand Hertz now, and if you're already a fan of the show tap share in your podcast player and send it to someone, you know will love it..
"hertz" Discussed on The Journal.
"Hurts was successful, but in the early two thousands something happened to the company that left significant pile of debt, got bought by a group of private equity firms in two thousand and five, it was a publicly listed company, and it was acquired by a private equity firm that private equity firm paid around like five six billion dollars for it, and a lot of that was borrowed. Money and debt stayed on hurts as bound sheep. It stayed on hurts his balance sheet. Because when a private equity firm buys a company like Hertz and needs to borrow money to do. It is the company that gets bought that stuck with dead, not the private equity firm, and then the purpose of that is to presumably make the company more efficient, and then it like three to five years down the road for much more than the private equity firm paid for it. Private equity firm walks away. The company usually has a lot more dead on it, and that's what happened to hurts. When he got bought by private equity, it got saddled with at least four billion dollars in debt. It was far from the only company in this situation J. Crew Neiman Marcus, which both went bankrupt in May carry debt for years from private equity buyouts, so that alone didn't make hurts a risky company. But then as hurts entered the two thousand ten's executives realized they had a problem. Hurts realizes through this period that it is kind of the boat on a new customer, and that's low-cost customer. Expedia has happened travelocity all these technologies that allow consumers to shop around, so you have a lot more of these leisure customers. They're shopping for discounts and hurts it always been kind of a premier rental company. They didn't have a low cost offering so hurts decided to make a big move. It decided to acquire one of his rivals. The low budget car rental company dollar thrifty. So in two thousand ten. They realize okay. We think the dollar thrifty is a good by. This is going to be a good match for us. We'll get economies of scale out of it, and it'll be relatively rapid way for us to expand into the budget market. They offer in two thousand ten to pay one point three billion for the company, and then they get into bidding more with. With Avis and this this could be the pivot point for hurts a lot of the analysts that I spoke to. You said it was basically if they had bought the company for one point three billion and they had raised that to do that. Things might have ended up okay, but instead they did in this bidding more, and they end up hanged twice as much as they initially offered. Hurts had to borrow about two billion dollars to buy dollar thrifty. It entered the deal with about four billion dollars of debt. You would leave with six billion. They increase their debt by half roughly overnight like that, so their interest expense also went up significantly carrying that debt load financially is much more expensive, but the other issue is that they had kind of maxed out credit card at that point. Was it like they weren't going to be able to go back to investors anymore because they were already too risky, six billion dollars was kind of like the limit was what hurts was doing an outlier, or were they just one company among many that was piling on debt. Yeah I don't think they were an outlier. You know like two thousand twelve time period like the markets are starting to regain their animal spirits. The Fed has continued to keep interest rates low, and while there are some rumblings of concern about growth of debt and the junk debt market. It's kind of like everybody's doing it like when debt is this cheap? If you're a CFO, you should be borrowing, but by this point after the private equity deal after its decision to buy dollar thrifty hurts had borrowed pretty much all the money could. Stop taking on debt. It just had to find more creative way to do it..
"hertz" Discussed on Twenty Thousand Hertz
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"hertz" Discussed on Twenty Thousand Hertz
"It wouldn't be this big of a deal. If music wasn't so integral to our culture and the way we interact with each other and the way we process our feelings and our thoughts about the world. The idea that someone is putting in secret messages to hijack the way that we interact with. Our music is so scary. Because it's so important to us the facts say the satanic panic over back. Masking was much ado about nothing. The devil worshipping messages were unintentional. And ineffective I mean. How many people do you know that listened to led Zeppelin or Judas priest that now actively worship the devil all the time it was really only the rise of CDs that stopped the back masking outrage but with that in mind now that I think about it? Has anyone ever really thoroughly gone through all of the songs of the past twenty years of digital music at least check backwards messages? We have a lot to sort through. Maybe all of the backwards message. We haven't found yet have been controlling our every thought and feeling whole Mitchell with twenty thousand. Hertz is hosted by me Dallas Taylor and produced at the studios of defacto sound the sound design team dedicated to making television film and game. Sound incredible. Find out more at defacto. Sound DOT com. This episode was written and produced by James Inter Casio then me Dallas Taylor with help from Sam Cibelli. It was sound designed and mixed by Soren Beige San and Knicks Bradley. Thanks to Brian Gardner. And Ashley Hamer. Ashley is the managing editor of curiosity dot com the CO host of the award-winning curiosity daily. Podcast which comes out every weekday. She also plays saxophone with the band fuzz. That's F. U. Z. If you'd like to find him on apple or spotify you're actually listening to their song hang time right now. Finally I want you to go out and find back masked messages in popular songs in. Send it to me find a track. Play it backwards in tweet. What you hear at Oregon twitter if it's funny and relatively clean already tweet it. Let's start a panic instant alert..
"hertz" Discussed on Switched On Pop
"And i'm musicologist nate sloan so i wanted to tell you about this cool thing that i have gotten into who are you and what have you done with with charlie harding i don't know what you're talking about who's who's this charlie harding person i seem to recall that i use i used to host the show with char char songwriter yes songwriter charlie harding wait a minute dallas taylor is coming back to me now we your dallas taylor host of the awesome podcast twenty thousand hertz and since you're here is there anything you want to talk about about well i guess i can always kind of working on something anyway so here's something that i've been thinking about a lot but i i want to start with an example so i want you to tell tell me which one of these two examples sound better to you so here's one so that's the first one so now take a listen to the second can't version of this let me know what you think okay do you have any overall thoughts you hear any differences between the two you know dallas my initial reaction is that and i'm i'm not going to necessarily have the vocabulary here but the second example you played sounds lake juicier it sounds thicker it sounds deeper it makes my head nod with that much more intensity what's going on here so nothing is different other than turn the second one up oh but all of what you said said is exactly the phenomenon that is totally appropriate or ears are weird and they react to things in different ways so everything that you you said is absolutely accurate red let's run that back one more time because that's blowing my mind okay 'cause we listen to the first example again let's do it and the second that's wild it kind of sounds like i'm listening to a different sign but you're telling me that all that's changes that you've upped the volume of the second example yeah the second example is two decibels louder so what musical phenomenon are we dealing dealing with right now that's a little example of how our ears hear the world slightly differently what it means that our ears don't necessarily hear everything exactly as the world presents them you know we kind of know that dogs can hear really high pitches that are are hearing kind of gets the top end of our hearing kind of goes away stay with age but we can't hear super low frequencies but there's slopes in there too and so by turning it up just a little bit you hear a little bit more base here a little bit more trouble it sounds a little little bit more full years a little bit that's not necessarily what i'm here for i'm here to demystify the art of mastering and that's been a lot of the motivation for for how mastering has been approached for a while and for for a lot of different reasons i am so glad that dallas my my longtime co host here is bringing this topic to the table because it's sort of a scarlet letter that i wear as musicologist i don't really know what mastering is i hear this term all the time i see it on you know liner notes for a record mastered by so and so but man man i would be lying if i said i really understood this dark art you're referring to so i'm excited to dig into this topic me too and i guess the first question that i always have have about this is what is the difference between mixing and mastering so there's a big difference the mix is you know after you compile all the recordings and you know all the takes from the drums vocals all these things you compile all together mixing is taking all of those elements yes you're mixing the individual instruments you're mixing in the voices you're kind of doing panning you're adding effects volume compression eq- auto tune all that stuff so there's a ton to it i mean the vast majority of the creative process that's all happening like in the mix a lot of times especially with really big artists rests they may be mixing and working with different engineers and different cities in different time periods and all this stuff and eventually all these things have to kind of be put together next next to each other and if you just hold them together as they are straight in the mix it can kinda sound wonky is it like carpentry you put your table together and all the different elements go into place in our joined properly with all the the right nails and fasteners listeners but then at the very end you need to like stain the thing you need to finish it you need to give it a glossy sheen or like furniture picking gang you see they all have to work together in the end it might be an awesome piece but this other a piece might be an awesome piece but they totally clash and so that sometimes happens even with great mixes to to begin with okay so you've just described mixing and honestly it kind of seems like that's everything it's like how loud instruments are relative to one another it's it's affects what is left what what is what is mastering add to that final mix will there's so many different places that that music is going to go it could go at least traditionally into a cassette or an eight track vinyl record nowadays streaming it's gonna be a youtube it's going to go to these different places so they all have slightly elite different constraints or benefits and so the mastering process is is a bit of like what is it going toward and and how can we maximize everything in the sonically to kind of get us there but the real trick here is that like it's extraordinarily hard to find any pre mastered tracks out there usually artist keep that super close to the vest and they just don't share the pre masters because it's pretty much like sharing unfinished work gotcha but but with a lot of google searching i did find one track that i thought was pretty cool that was unmastered this heartless by kanye west in the nine.
"hertz" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
"Good this is washing on the charts Richard hertz this is kiss. I mean. back in in. in. one of two point seven K. seven or.
"hertz" Discussed on Twenty Thousand Hertz
"Twenty Thousand Hertz is made possible by the support of our amazing listeners. We want to keep this. Show free for everyone but we do rely on donations to keep this podcast going so if this show is important to you and you have the means. Please consider setting up a recurring monthly donation at the Link Twenty Twenty K. dot org slash donate if you do that from the device you're listening on right now. I'll immediately send you a link to an ad free feet as a thank you again had to twenty k. dot org slash donate or click the link in the show description. Thanks you're listening to twenty thousand Hertz. I'm Dallas Taylor. Sonic branding is the process of creating short iconic sound. That's designed to be an audio representation of a company when they're done unwell. They can represent a brand away. Visuals just can't now it might seem like making a sound so short would be easy right but that couldn't be further from the truth. The process can take months and sound design and music companies make through hundreds of ideas to finally land on one short sound and keep in mind that all of these approvals have to pass through countless layers of corporate red tape boardrooms and the personal taste of business people. It's an intense hence process where millions and millions of dollars could hang in the balance. The fabulous podcast household name takes us through the process of creating one of these iconic audio logos and if you live in the U._S.. I'm sure you'll recognize it. I won't give it away but you you want to stick around to hear it. Here's host Dan Bobkov. Can you.
"hertz" Discussed on Twenty Thousand Hertz
"Hello. You're listening to twenty thousand Hertz. I'm Dallas Taylor. The sound of a number being dialed on telephone is instantly recognisable. But nowadays, how often do you really hear those sounds when we call friend? We just scroll down to their contact when we call a business Dougal it tap, the phone number and tapped to call or we just ask our phone to call it for us calling music millennium up until pretty recently every call you made dialing all ten digits of a phone number one button at a time, and that meant hearing those tones over and over if there was a phone number that you dialed a lot like your best friend or your parents you'd eventually memorize what their number sounded like strung together, the tones would start to sound almost musical like jingle. You couldn't forget even if you tried. But before we can jump into the push button phones that most of us are familiar with we need to go back to the very beginning. There's still some debate. As to who exactly deserves credit for the invention of the telephone. But we do know that Alexander Graham Bell was the first to patent patented that was back in eighteen seventy six the year later bell and his father in law formed the bell telephone company over time, the bell company evolved into the American Telephone and telegraph company or AT and T as we know it today. Quick sidebar the distinction between bell AT and T gets pretty convoluted and you'll hear them being used interchangeably throughout the episode. Faraway. Give them a call right away. It became clear that AT and T had a monopoly on the new telephone industry. Meaning they could charge whatever they wanted for phone service. This was especially bad news for anyone who lived outside of the city since it was expensive to run miles of phone lines out to just a few houses. So to convince regulators that they should be allowed to operate AT. And T did the most obvious thing a major corporation could do they struck a deal with the federal government? Would promise to provide phone service throughout all of the United States candidate to that's Annabelle DOD, professor consultant and author of the essential guide to telecommunications than in return AT and T would not only provide the phone service, but would provide universal service where people in rural areas weren't charged anything higher than people in urban areas. So that there was comparable prices throughout the United States with the signing of that deal. The of the telephone had begun soon. Telephone lines were installed all across the country, but calling someone back then was very very different than we know it today. early years are very interesting at the time in the early nineteen hundreds late eighteen hundreds United States was largely agrarian rural country people had phone service. But they didn't have a dial on the phone. They pick up the handset and reach the operator, and they would direct the call to whomever that person requested and that telephone operator knew everything that was going on in the town who is talking to home as you might imagine being the gatekeeper for every phone call made in your town gave these operations quite a bit of power in Kansas City. There wasn't undertaker his last name Stroger S T R W G R. That's Jim heaven. He worked in the telephone industry for over forty years and now volunteers with telecommunications history group, and he was wondering why he wasn't getting as much businesses. His competitor. Until he realized that his competitors wife was switchboard operator in Kansas City. And so if someone asked for an undertaker, his competitor got the business stroll realized that if people could call each other directly without an operator he could stop his rival from stealing his business. So using a hatbox some mechanical equipment, he designed what would become known as the Stroger. Switch. Didn't have dial. At the time initially, you might have three buttons on your phone pick up the phone, and that one button would be labeled hundreds another one would be labeled tens and another one would be labeled units. And if you were supposed to dial one five three you'd press the hundreds button once and it would cause the switch central office to jump up one level and connect to another switch, then you press, hundreds key five times. Click click. Click click, and it would go five. And then you press it units digit three times. Click click click and go over three and it would ring their phone. Destroyer? Switch was eventually replaced by the type of phone. We all know from the old movies the rotary dial phone. Today. A number on a rotary phone. You put your finger in the corresponding slot spin, it clockwise all the way to the right then pull your finger out while the dial spins back into place for examples. Oppose you want to dial two
"hertz" Discussed on Twenty Thousand Hertz
"You're listening to twenty thousand Hertz. I'm Dallas Taylor. One of my biggest pet peeves is overly loud. Places. For some reason. Our society has confused loud places as fun places. They're not I'm usually the first person to leave a party when it gets too loud, in my opinion. Nothing productive happens. When you have to start yelling at each other. Just to be heard sadly this perception of louder is better stretches across all of our society, concerts, parties restaurants, clothing stores, and even churches have jumped on the bandwagon of uncomfortably loud music. Ironically, though, public restrooms are way too, quiet. Honestly, that's the one place. I wouldn't mind a little death metal. For the longest time. I felt like it was just me a ninety year olds who cared about this. Well, that was until I met Kate. I'm name is Kate Wagner in architecture and design critic based in Baltimore, Maryland, you might know of K through MC mansion hell, which is our website. It deconstructs some of the Crecy in modern suburban house design. However, her other intense passion is sound I was working as a recording engineer and was a music student as well. And it was very concerned about hearing loss paranoid more like it. I was always a frayed that one day would wake up and not be able to hear. I was developing these oral skills to be able to listen to sound at very specific frequencies to be able to hear things like the overtone series and whatnot and all of the sort of ear training. You do when you work in recording. And I was afraid that if I listen to music too loud, or if I went to a bar, and it was too loud that I wouldn't be able to do that anymore that I would lose those skills. And that was like scary for me. Because at the time that's what I wanted to make a career out of. Became hyper sensitive to the loud sounds that could damage your hearing and actively tried to avoid them. But that's easier said than done, especially if you wanna live a little. I think that since the dawn of electro-acoustics probably it's been cool to be loud. It was just about the raw visceral power of electronic sound. And I think that that's translated to some extent into rock and roll rock and roll hip hop. Pop almost all genres, there's this sort of culture of if it's too loud. You're too old. And I think that there's a point of proud. It's like it's attributed to youth in the Rokkas -ness of youth the untamed unwieldiness of adolescence and whatnot. It's cool to listen to music really loud in your car. It's cool to listen to music really loud. When you're a teenager in your parents house. It's cool to listen to music really loud when you're in a rock concert, or when you're at band, practice, etc. We all know what she means. Some music just isn't meant to be played at anything less than eleven. But sometimes we don't get a choice about the loud noises assaulting are eardrums when the sound is unwanted then it becomes more irritable. Loud music is about this weird like sort of sublime pleasure in sort of SADO, masochistic pain pleasure thing with music, but loud, noise, I think is different than that. I think it's just irritating. And then you start to sort of worry. And then you start to think about what about my health or it's just like God, I wished the bulldozer would stop bulldozing at seven in the morning. I think the unwanted characteristic is a key qualifier there. There are so many sources of sound in the world today that we have no control over. And once you start to notice them, they can really get under your skin some like, the busy background home of a coffee. Shop seemed to blend together to create a white noise that a lot of people like and will actively seek out. But other sounds regardless of setting. We're time of day are always unwelcome. I think that part of the reason why people listen to music so loud on headphones ear buds, especially is because they're trying to drown out. The other types of environmental noise. Sounds like the bus, for example, people listening to podcasts and music on the bus. It's like the bus sounds are irritating. The other people are irritating. The air brakes irritating. But what they're listening to even though. It's too loud. Maybe a comfortably so is somehow less irritating than the sort of ambient sounds around them. On busy streets on public transit and in public spaces. You can see the truth. In cates. Words, more and more people are turning to the music and podcasts in their headphones. Just drown out the otherwise, inescapable noise. But there are places where headphone listening can't say this places that can be louder than construction sites. But that we choose to go to on a regular basis restaurants. If you haven't noticed it before, I'm sorry. But you'll almost certainly notice that now, actually I'm not sorry. More people need to be angry about it. I've got a serious problem with it. And so does Kate. I personally have a beef with it because you know, eating out is a lot of fun, right? It's social you get to eat delicious food, but you don't have to cook. You could have delicious drinks, and desserts and eating out is a good time. But the fact that it's so loud makes it much less of a good time. There's no getting away from it. Today's restaurants are loud. It's hard to hear yourself think. Not to mention have a conversation. There's music thumping the clatter of machines cutlery glassware, and people shouting just be heard over well, all of the other people. So we ask ourselves. Why restaurants so loud allowed restaurant seems like it's more popular like it's more funky. That's why restaurant tears in the nineties and two thousand started pumping loud music in their restaurants, even though no one was there. And that's just now a big good. It's like you can't go anywhere without like a loud restaurant like the bagel shop. I go to in the morning. They're just playing like riana like in basin. It's like eight AM, and I'm just like Mike God. Do we need to play club music at eight AM at the bagel store.
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"You're listening to twenty thousand Hertz. I'm Dallas Taylor. One of the most common questions. I get is. What is my favorite episode of twenty thousand Hertz and after a little thinking, I always come back to the space episode not necessarily for its sound design or production value, but rather for the subtext of the show, and what we were trying to communicate. This episode was written to help illustrate that we're all humans and were tied to this earth. And our sense of hearing is proof. We're United under this razor thin blanket of atmosphere on a space rock flying through the universe. Essentially. Despite all the noise here on earth. We're all in this together because our whole team loved this episode so much we've decided to not only just replay it, but we've completely rewritten. It we've also re edited renarrowed and even changed out much of the music for lack of a better term. This episode is a remixed and remastered of one of our earliest and favourite episodes. If you remember it you'll love this fresh new take. And if you've never heard the original episode, you're in for a real. Treat. Okay, here we go. The best marketing tagline in movie history may have been from the Ridley Scott film alien and space. No one can hear you scream freezes true and not only because of the distance from earth that has to do with how sound travels you don't have found in space because sound requires molecules. That's Dr Lori glaze from NASA Goddard spaceflight center, Laurie overseas about three hundred scientists study all the planets and small bodies of our solar system. You have to be able to move the molecules with the sound waves and without the molecules. They're the sound just doesn't move. You can try use your lungs to push the sound out of your mouth, but it won't travel anywhere. That tug on from alien. I mentioned earlier no-one actually heard that either as it was never read as voice over in the trailer. It was just text silent. Text perhaps meant to imitate the specific science that explains how sound travels or how it doesn't travel. Name is Keith mill. I'm the chief of the planetary systems lab got its base late center. I think I've studied almost every planet or satellite in this only system that has an atmosphere sound as we think about it could be vastly different and other places in our solar system, Keith has some ideas on how other planets might sound our years. What is it's the vibrations of molecules in the air. It's a it's a pressure wave. But of course, sound can be transmitted through any kind of physical medium. So if you are in a swimming pool, you can still hear sound that's being transmitted. The water earthquakes are essentially sound waves being transmitted through the solider. Sound takes on many forms. But the kind that we're most familiar with his pressure waves moving through gas. The most common example of how different gases affect your vocal chords is the old party trick of breathing in a helium balloon as the gas is you're pushing it back out of your lungs of your vocal chords. Your voice sounds high pitched just like this because the density is lower the vibration, frequencies and up being higher. And that's why you sound like Mickey Mouse. Let's go from planet to planet in our solar system to find out what each surface would sound like to our years to be clear, though, you've pretty much die instantly everywhere except for here. But for these examples, we're gonna pretend to have superhuman powers that will keep us alive. So with that disclaimer out of the way, let's start closest to the sun places. Like mercury in these rocky bodies with no atmospheres or would be similar to being in space. There would not be much sound if any mercury's an airless body so back to listening for mercury quakes essentially that would be really the only source of sound. And you could only hear these mercury quakes if your head was pressed up against the rock because there's no atmosphere for traditional sound to travel through. next up Venus in my mind. What sound would be like on the surface because you have this really dense atmosphere much denser than earth's the sound would be more like or ten toward what things sound like when you're underwater. If you could imagine something inbetween, air and water that kind of density. You're running your hands through that. And you would feel that.
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"Dot t. l. slash not. Creepy will also put a link in the show description. Forty years ago, the profession of background sound acting was invented in a garage since then actors and directors have elevated the practice into an art form. While flora was reporting on the story. One name was brought up over and over again. It was the name of a master in the art of looping. Here's flora. You know, when we were on this when we were meeting this loop group in New York, just naturally in conversation the loopers we were talking to started sort of talking in these hushed reverent tones. You know where I'm going with this. About one director, one creator, who is so meticulous that he scripts the looping. Yeah, David, Simon. So it's not apocryphal. No, unfortunately, it's true. This is will Roulston will has been the supervising sound editor for many of David Simon's projects. We know we started this process on the wire. That was the first show that I was involved with the David worked on just like Steven Spielberg will says that David Simon's attention to looping is about this obsession with anticipate. He writes all the lines and on the wire. He hired non actors for the loopers parts people from the neighborhoods where the story was set. I think all of this is really ultimately born of his lack of embrace of score. He doesn't. He doesn't like to hear music in his story towing. That's interesting, which I think is just kind of comes from his journalistic background. It's he's not, you know, none of us are harboring the allusion that we're creating a documentary per se. But there's something about a score that says, we're trying to manipulate you now, and this is how you should feel in this is, you know, this is the energy we're going for. He'd rather kind of build that world with offscreen sound. Can looping act like a score totally. I mean, not not just looping, but all of all of sound can really do that. I mean, like if you go going back to the wire, especially like the hamster damn stuff. I mean, creating that whole world like an open air drug market. Everybody's talking at once, but you have to find a way to make them all kind of breeze and and have their moment. They're all like instruments, and you're just trying to build this the symphony. That's really a cacophony of don't open your Judd market. Are there particular sounds or ways that you can make me feel something with looping are with background on? Yeah. I mean, just for an example, if you're if you're watching a character, walk down the street and it's dark if you want that person to feel lonely, put some people in the background somewhere off camera, having a good time 'cause they're having a good time without our character. You know, he spill separated from it. If you want that person to feel danger, put a distant siren or somebody, you know a couple of people having an argument just around the corner so that you know there's this sense of tension that there's something going wrong in the world. We don't have to see it if we can hear it, we're going to kind of tribute the emotion that were feeling to the person we're looking at on camera. This seems like subliminal, storytelling l. totally totally. The thing is with. Sound you're only doing a good job if nobody notices that you've done anything. Well, spoiled that after listening to this deal, always notice if you want to. It's it's kind of like the the old adage about sausage, you know you you like sausage, but you don't wanna see it made like like every magic trick. You don't want to know exactly how it's done. So you immerse you, you surrender to the experience and you know, people who don't surrender to the experience. I think our word for them as nerds or obsessive because they're, they're looking at the elements of the peace, not not the whole piece. I wonder if we could be both. Maybe you can be both a nerd and then surrender if he wants. Yeah, exactly. For everyday life. What are tips that people can take away from looping. Listening. One thing we learned talk wall to wall ad nauseam by constant when no Briggs to take breaks. Listen, have some. When you're in a conversation, like don't feel the need to drive all the time, like sit back. Listen for a second intake that information and they give it back. You know time. Twenty thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios
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"You're listening to twenty thousand Hertz, the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds. I'm Dallas Taylor. Imagine you're watching a movie. It's a busy seen in some major downtown city, but there's people in the background walking, talking laughing in generally going about their normal day. The city is alive with sound. However, on the film set, the background actors are actually completely silent. That's right. None of those background sounds are actually happening. The actors in the background are told to appear like they're talking laughing and yelling, but not to actually make any noise while doing it. The film set is kept as quiet as possible to get a clean recording of the lead actors performances. This also goes for scenes in loud places like concerts or a club. The actors may be yelling but onset. There's nothing else being heard. So eventually all of that background chatter has to be recreated recently floor Lichtman from the fantastic podcast. Every little thing talked with some of the talented people who make those voices. And if you like twenty thousand Hertz, I think you'll really like every little thing. It's about the small stuff that makes a big difference. Here's their report. Yeah. So do do a bed of just people in the police station one, two, three. Had no idea that this type of work even existed..
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"You're listening to twenty thousand hertz the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds i'm dallas taylor this is the story of the thx deep no partout that's somewhat ominous sound you just heard is the thx audio logo known as the deep note at first it seems to go everywhere and nowhere and then comes together at the end for a larger than life resolution the deep note is an announcement that's been played during the trailers and movie theaters for decades it started way back in nineteen eightythree it let audiences know that they were in a thx certified theater and that their audio experience would be phenomenal do you check certification was pioneered by george lucas it made sure that return of the jet i would be experienced with the best sound theaters could provide in the last episode we explored how andy moore used cutting edge computer technology to make it we also found out that everyone at lucasfilm loved it but before it could be used in theaters they lost the only recording of it we'll get to that in a moment but first let's your west sound people think when they hear the thx deep note our producer kevin ed's took a roll around our studios here defacto sound to hear what our staff thinks i think at some point in my life it did feel uncomfortable and actually like the thing reminds me the most of is at the very very beginning of two thousand one a space odyssey one is just black and there's just this very distant creeping score and there's just no visual with at all and it kinda reminds me of that that it's interesting feeling why does this make me uncomfortable and then so quickly it changes from that she's just feeling like this big epic thing it's awesome that makes me really excited for the movies and just gives you chills and it's a sound i always have a physical reaction to the hair my arm always raises up it sounds like some court it sounds like some alien thing something like an orchestra tuning up but like so other worldly and so out there i guess whenever i hear that and i feel the power of the system because they only play that on systems that are rated for it you feel the power that system you know you're in for something good i can imagine seeing this for the first time and you hear these kind of weird sounds like what in the world is happening this thx low comes on you like they're just like this full frequency range spectrum like tada moment comes in the i can imagine that i definitely has really funky and weird you know it's not like if i was designing a sound like this and trying to show off my sound i wouldn't necessarily go for creepy but now it's just so iconic and the way it comes together is this really impactful i think oh i love it it's more of just as sound effect and you're just like oh my god is socalled is about to happen man it sounds so eighties.