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"jason heiner" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"Well, if you're young, he says, if you're young, your immune system's good, you shouldn't get the vaccine. You don't need to get the vaccine. And somebody who's leaning that way anyway, that's just all they need to say, yeah, that's good. I didn't want it anyway. I don't think he's convincing people. Yeah. Confirmation of existing biases. That's exactly right. Yes. Yeah, I just don't want to see I don't want to see censorship. Because I just put myself in that what if all of a sudden all of these companies said, we don't like people advocating masks and vaccines. We're going to keep you off the early. I would be upset. And rightly so, right? Of course. Yeah. So I don't know if so I can see myself in the other other side of this one. I have a feeling it's not the last you're going to hear about it. Denise hell is here. It's great to see you. How's the business going? The tell me the name of it again. Fits with fits. It's with fit. Is a secondhand clothing experiment that I was dabbling in. I don't know that I'm going to continue dabbling in it. I don't know. I'm trying to I'm at a juncture Leo where my kid is about to graduate from high school. What? And I'm doing a lot of self assessment and what? What's next kind of stuff? He's going to be moving out soon Denise. Yeah, yeah. Empty nest. I can't believe your son is ready to graduate from high school. He was this tall. It was just a little guy. I know. Look at Henry. My daughter turns 30 in a couple of months. That's crazy. I can't believe that these 30 that's incredible. Insane. Well, I love the idea and I love your style, so I hope you keep doing something with style. I look a bit like a Irish fisherman today. I know. Thanks a lot. But no, apparently that's the sweater. Do you know about that? The sweater? No, I don't know about the sweater. Oh, well, I'm trying to remember what show it was. Where he's wearing a ratty old sweater, but it became like the thing was an Irish fisherman's sweater. And it was some of the young people we have on the show told me about the sweater. I think it was Christina Warren. I can't remember this story, but anyway. It's good to have you and your sweater on the show. Thank you. Apologize. We're a package. And thank you for being here always great to see you. And of course good to be here. To the new editor chief of CD net, big shot, Jason heiner. Great, great to have all three of you. I showed today brought to you by. I love this. I don't know if you've tried this. It's so cool, imperfect foods. This was a company that was started on I think a premise that I really like, which is that a lot of the U.S. food supply just gets thrown out or fed to animals because it doesn't fit our conception of a perfect food. You know, an apple that's perfect and bread and or a pomegranate, the size of your head or a carrot that doesn't look like Richard Nixon. But that's good food. In perfect foods, was started to eliminate all that food waste that's going on. I didn't know this. 35%. More than a third of the food supply in the U.S. goes unsold or uneaten..
"jason heiner" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"Time for Twitter this week at tech, show we get together every week I look forward to it all week long to talk about the latest tech news. I have assembled a cast of all stars. Wonderful people starting with Denise Howell longtime host of our show this week in law. At Denise held info, my favorite Internet lawyer. Hello Denise. The web's large department at your service. The web's law department. Do you answer the phone like that? Well, my department. Yes. I'm sure we'll find some legal questions for you. Actually, there's a big question about Spotify. I want to ask all of our panel. Jason heiner is also here brand new job for Jason, editor in chief of ZD net, big shot. You go in places, that's nice. Congratulations. Thanks Leo. Great to be here. And yeah, thrilled to be back with the team. ZD net, my second tour of duty there and big things planned for 2022. Do you get to write any more? Are you just all management now? I do. I do. And perhaps I'll have a little bit more time to write for the last three years. I've been working at CNET and driving a lot of change, transformation. And didn't always have as much time to write as I would like more editing and guiding coverage. And so I might have a little bit more time to see. Yeah. Well, that's great to see you. And it's always nice to see the nice guys win. So that's great. Congratulations. Thanks. Also, Harry, mccracken, the technologize, or from fast company is here. Hello, Harry. Hey Leo, it's great to be here. Always good to see you. Harry, writing about a whole bunch of stuff these days, not so much of the history, though, that you were doing before. I hope you get to keep doing your Internet history and travels down memory lane and all that stuff. I actually, my jobs have all been a little bit too and I expect to be able to write more. Good. This year and to devote some of that time to history stuff. Good. I love that. There's nobody, no better observer of this, because you like me. We've been there. It's not. It's not history for us. But it is for most everybody else. So I think we probably should kick off with Spotify, Joe Rogan, and what's going on there. So Spotify under a little bit of heat last week, 270 physicians epidemiologists, scientists, wrote an open letter saying, you gotta, you gotta do something about Joe Rogan. Joe, of course, hosts the Joe Rogan experience. Probably the most likely the most listened to podcast in the world. He claims 11 million listeners a week. I don't know if it's that many. It's easy to claim big numbers like that. That's a lot of people. A lot of young people especially young men listen to Joe. On December 31st, Rogan had a guest on who claimed to have invented the mRNA vaccine. The face of all evidence to the contrary. And furthermore said, it doesn't work. And you're being hypnotized into using it. That's stimulated the letter from the physicians and the scientists. Spotify declined to respond. They didn't do anything about Joe Rogan. They've taken others of his episodes down, but they said that did not meet their threshold for a takedown. So the response from other artists has been strong Neil Young at first said, take my music down if you're not going to take Joe down. Joni Mitchell followed nils lofgren others when Neil Young said take my music down. I think Spotify thought was final, man. Go ahead. Who cares? But the stock market did the company lost $4 billion in market value and stock price tumbled 12%. We'll see what happens on Monday that might not that might not hold for very long. But the real question I have for all the three of you is let's start with you because you're an editor in chief. It's eating it. What is Spotify's responsibility? They hired rogue and they spent reportedly a $100 million to get exclusive access to his podcast. So they're his employer, I guess. If we're just a show, if we're a show like ours, Spotify, I wouldn't have any more responsibility over it than anybody else would. Although I have to say Spotify, apple and others have pulled down other podcasts. I think Alex Jones famously is hard to find a platform for him. What is Spotify's responsibility, Jason? Yeah, there's really two fundamental issues and we'll start with maybe the first one getting back to the base principles of this. What's your responsibility as a platform to have a certain level of freedom of expression, right? So that you are, are you the arbiter of taste of what of truth, because truth is somewhat malleable. Or because when you do that, then you open yourself up to claims of bias. So this goes back to the beginning of Twitter, Twitter originally stated, we're just the platform, whatever people put on here is up to them and the merits of it or the ability to publish things that not everybody likes is okay. Because you have to put up with that in order to allow everyone to have a platform. Well, we see how that worked out for them. Eventually, they came under a lot of pressure in a number of different ways because of things that were done on their platform that then became even dangerous or destructive in some way to society. It's the same with Spotify. So they are going to be under continuing pressure. And I think there was a certain sense that if this was just Neil Young, who is a bit of can be a bit iconoclastic, right? He is a person who likes to take stands and vocal. Yeah. Exactly, very vocal. If it was just Neil Simon, I think Spotify might have said, you know, we're still going to stick to our guns on the platform angle. But once it elevated from there to others and spread and the idea of this, well, now it's sort of a bigger problem where there's more societal backlash against this and there's a lot more pressure. So that's the first piece is this platform issue. The second is the fact that their strategy, their podcast strategy has not really worked out as well as they thought. Well, that's clear. Huge $1 million for Joe Rogan is a lot of money and they bought call her daddy for 60 million reportedly. They spent half a $1 billion on acquisitions of gimlet media and anchor FM. They have a lot invested and from what I can't remember exactly how much of this they have announced publicly. But the understanding is in the industry that Joe Rogan is by far their most popular podcast. I think he ranks high number one on their list. And so this is where it starts to get tricky from a business standpoint. It's a business. He's the only probably the biggest hit and maybe the only real hit that they've got. And so now they have also a very difficult question that's going to hit them in the pocketbook where a strategy that's already struggling and that they're looking at maybe do we have to reboot this or pivot it and now their biggest money maker is under a lot of heat. And so it's a twofold question for them and they're in a difficult spot and we hope that they figure out a way to find a good path forward. Broadcaster brene Brown has said, I don't want my shows on Spotify. Meghan Markle and prince Harry, who were reportedly working on a show for Spotify and paid a lot of money to do it. Now are expressing concerns..
"jason heiner" Discussed on The 3:59
"So what made the cut on roger Chang? This is your daily charge. Was me to run through some of the best products of the year is Jason heiner, head of CNET's tech advice team. Welcome Jason. Thanks roger always a pleasure to come and chat it up with you. Yeah, and so before we get into specific products, can you spell out what the year has been like for consumer tech because between supply chain, the continued pandemic, it's been another strange year, right? Yeah, chip shortages, all kinds of challenges, right? So yeah, well, the interesting thing is it's certainly impacted the number of products that came out, undoubtedly. And I think there's ones that were planned or that could have come out and didn't the most maybe the most prominent of that is they were supposed to be this big redesigned version of the Apple watch and what we got was this very incremental one that felt like maybe at the last minute they had to ditch their more ambitious plans and maybe we'll get that next year. But there are probably a number of things like that that maybe flew under the radar. That said, there were still a lot of terrific products. Some of them were harder to get ahold of than others. And the tech, the tech innovation trains didn't stop running. And so we did see a lot of good products. We saw some nice incremental continued improvements in a lot of things. And so we found plenty of products to like and recommend. Great. And how exactly does CNN deliberate and figure out the best products? If you could just give us a bit of a peek, maybe a bit under the hood of how all this stuff gets hashed out. Yeah. So we don't review we never put a review tag on a product and especially not an editor's choice, badge, which all of these were on products that we don't spend a lot of time with. Hands on and really looking at kicking the tires, comparing it with other products. And so we have 5 main teams that are working on these things in tech. So home entertainment computing. So laptops, mobile, smartphones, software and services, smart home..
Super Bowl is here. What TV should you get and what are mini-LEDs
"So let's start with some practical advice and talk about the super bowl which the sunday think actually haven't been really watching the nfl myself but let's most it's all right but for folks who actually do care and wanna watch the big game on a big tv. What are some of the top televisions you recommend. So you mentioned the biggest sharpest. Tv at the top all start by saying unlike last year the super bowl is not going to be in four this year out so fox went out and went full pulled out all the stops in in two thousand twenty for leicester super bowl and they had a four k truck they did all this great streaming and four k this year Cbs's handling it. They said we asked them. Like why. why aren't you guys doing four k. This year back the answer is with everything. Else is covert related. Apparently you know it's an issue to get everybody together and extra staff and everything to to make the fourcade production work so right off the bat. We're intended ep. Land which is fine. Still expect a four k tv So right right now again with kobe. We've had some weird things happening with the tv a inventory for example my favorite tv of the year. The tesol six series is kind of hard to find right now so my top pick for the money at the sixty five inch and larger size because hey for football you wanna go. Big is a video m series so that thing is about six hundred bucks right now. It's on sale one hundred Less than normal for the sixty five inch size A great television for the money and again at that price. It's it's pretty hard to pass up. There's really nothing that inexpensive the forms. That well i know i've got a video believes in series on your recommendation. I'm more than happy with it. So you're in good hands with cats his advice now if you had a limitless budget and let's just say hypothetically he was broadcasting this in four k or heck even eight k even further sir what was sort of what would be the the the top tier high intelligence to buy right now so that's continues to the lead roger. The oh led tv's from lg. You're my favorite the ten. Looks like when you see it printed out online that. Tv's actually on sale right now a little bit. They saved the lowest price of the year. It's actually hundred dollars more than it was in black friday but still on sale compared to regular price Sixty five inch for a two thousand dollars again. That's the best. Td on the market. If you just want to pull out all the stops that's a great television and then if you wanna go crazy this seventy seven inch size is down to its lowest price yet at thirty three hundred again again. Crazy amount of money for television. You can definitely get an eighty five inch seventy five inch. Lcd for thousands less but it's not going to perform as well as a led technology. It just has great black levels. Superb picture quality no issues with angles. Yada yada yada. It just looks great for football and everything else afterwards. That's spending Ludicrous amount of money on televisions Is a good segue to the other part of our discussion. And that's still look at this new type of television technology called many led. And i know. I had jason heiner on couple of weeks ago and he kind of gave us a kind of a quick run through but For those who weren't listened to that that episode nine on why you weren't but For for those of us who don't know what many led can certainly give us a quick definition what it is where it stands in. The hierarchy of different led televisions so many led. The first thing. I'll do is not to be confused with micro. Led so people. Make the mistake that you know many. Led mike really do the same thing. They're not annoyingly their sound. Pretty similar but micro led is very different. It's the really really crazy when you might have heard of. The samsung tv called the wall. Two hundred inches plus Samsung just announced that the latest version of it which is one hundred ten inches off and they priced it in korea. Two hundred fifty six thousand dollars in case you're interested so that's crazy crazy crazy. Expensive brand new. Tv technology really promising but a few years down the road before anybody can afford it. Many led is kind of an evolution of standard lcd tv technology so it uses smaller led back lights and tcl who i mentioned before makers of my my favorite tv right now. The tcl six series that television uses many led and it's very affordable. So what happened is is that samsung and lg pretty big names in the tv industry announced that they're also going to be selling many led's tv's so in twenty twenty one we're going to start to see an influx of competition for those televisions.
"jason heiner" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"People continue to buy smart speakers for their home, and especially the ones that include a display you have the Amazon Echo Show eight on your Best gift list. What stands out about that one? Yeah. You know, the Echo Show eight and the other smart displays are a nice, um, step up if you're already using that the echo, um or the Google what used to be called Google home and is now called the Nest audio. Kind of confusingly. Um, you know these take what you do and what you're used to doing on these devices to the next level so you can see video You conceived visuals. To go with what? You're what you're looking at, so you could see the weather and I just hear the weather You can see when there's news that you're watching you get from pictures that pop up If you already have something like you know, with the echo, Show it If you have something like a ring doorbell, then the rings doorbell can When When somebody rings your door, The video can pop up there. On the actual show it so there's some nice features to this. That brings some some really additional functionality that if you're already using these devices, if you're used to using an echo can can be a nice Addition to what you're what you're already doing, So I think you know, this one also has a camera in it. You can do like video calling with it. The nice thing about it is it has a little button where you could close a shutter where you can close that off. So if you're not Making a call. You've got a little bit of privacy as well. Of course, it's no surprise that one of the hottest items this holiday season is the iPhone 12. There's a couple different options for everyone to what did all of you it's seen it like about the new line of iPhones. There is this is also compared to what Apple has done in the past many times or little more than ever. There's there's a phone for everybody, one of the ones that we have really been impressed by and feel good about the iPhone. 12 Minnie That's the 5.4 inch iPhone. That is a throwback to some of the earlier iPhones much smaller screen, you can use it with one hand very easily. It's 6 99. So in the pandemic where you know people are more budget conscious, that's a good fit is well, It's a good It's the starting place now, but it has all the functionality of the latest iPhone. So it's got the um virtually indestructible screen Now that you conundrum pit and we did from drop tests on it. And really had a hard time trying to break that glass on the screen, and we were really trying, so that's a great thing It's got, you know good cameras in it. The latest technology and cameras so really good. And if you want on the whole other end, then there are a couple mid range. You know, around six inch iPhones a little bit bigger. There's just the regular iPhone and then the pro. The pro has. Again. Better cameras a little bit more refined design on then the math is the new 6.7 Inch. Sorry 6.6 point. Yes, it's seven. It is Really everything in the kitchen sink is in there. He's got a better zoom camera. It's got some other functionality, and it's got that huge screen that if you're using it kind of like Mini iPad to read a lot and or maybe you have Ah, you know, hard times seen small text. It's going to really help you out and be just a great device that can kind of do everything. I had knife own eight and I'm always hesitant to do the big upgrade, but I felt like this line of iPhones. It was time and so I have the regular iPhone, 12 and I'm gonna tell you. I love it. It works really well, and I like the size of it. Everything about it. I'm very happy with it. So I think the iPhone 12 is gonna be very popular this holiday season. Jason Heiner, editorial director at C net with the hottest tech gifts for 2020, Jason, thanks so much for joining us have a great Thanksgiving. My pleasure. You two all right, coming up Next. Everyone has their own unique take on Thanksgiving dinner, But we're gonna turn to a top chef to talk about the best and worst Thanksgiving side dishes. We're gonna get all of that.
"jason heiner" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"So it's got the um virtually indestructible screen now that you condemn it, and we did some drop tests on it and really had a hard time trying to break that glass on the screen, and we were really trying So that's a great thing. It's got good cameras in it that the latest technology and cameras so really good. And if you want on the whole other end, then there are a couple mid range. You know, around six inch iPhones a little bit bigger. There's just the regular iPhone and then the pro. The pro has. Again. Better cameras a little bit more refined design on then the Mass is the new 6.7 Inch. Sorry, six points. Explain. Yes, it's my 17 minutes back is Really everything in the kitchen sink is in there. He's got a better zoom camera. It's got some other functionality, and it's got that huge screen that if we were using it kind of like Mini iPad to read a lot And or maybe you have Ah, you know, hard time seen small text. It's going to really help you out and be just a great device that can kind of do everything. I had knife own eight. And I'm always hesitant to do the big upgrade, but I felt like this line of iPhones. It was time and so I have the regular iPhone 12 and I gotta tell you, I love it. It works really well, and I like the size of it Everything about it. I'm very happy with it. So I think the iPhone 12 is gonna be very popular this holiday season. Jason Heiner, editorial director at C net with the hottest tech gifts for 2020, Jason, Thanks so much for joining us have a great Thanksgiving. My pleasure. You two all right, coming up Next. Everyone has their own unique take on Thanksgiving dinner, But we're gonna turn to a top chef to talk about the best and worst Thanksgiving side dishes. We're gonna get all of that in a moment. Hang on. Let's be honest.
"jason heiner" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Friends from seeing that this morning, it's Jason Heiner is in foreign Carson. He is editorial director for seeing that and see that dark comedy Follow me on Twitter, by the way that Jason Heiner H I n d. E. R. Jason pronouncing that correctly. That's right. Yes. Die Cool. A apple had another really reveal event yesterday, a Mac book pro max care of many But more talking about the new chip that they're using. Tell us about this. Yes. For the past decade, apples been quietly building some of the fastest, most powerful ship in the world for the iPhone and the iPad, So everybody was Considering that it was just about our time before they did this for for the max to the chips got powerful enough and we're at that point. And so they now are in In their most popular device, the matchbook air burst when they talked about yesterday They introduce the new M one chip, which is, you know, the first generation Mac processor, and the great thing about this from Apple perspective is one. They have a lot more control over when product they're released. Bacon. They don't have to wait for new processors from anybody else. Like Intel are, um, which is the previous partner, But they also have much better integration with the software because of that, because they make the software and the hardware they can men do some really Great optimization that make these things run almost instantaneously so that you're not waiting for things the load or to refresh When you open the computer, it automatically will on is what they're saying and then it also allows in with software to be some interesting things like Your iPhone and iPad app will be able to run on a Mac two, which is also interesting, and then they have the ability to In the great really closely with the bass part of the system that kind of murky for saying that you can customize how your Mack runs. In a lot cooler ways to those who are really into that, and they're gonna make a lot more money to when they control of it. My goodness, there's no doubt that they just launched Xbox. Siri's X will be high and many gamers Holiday list. What makes this council stand out? Are they going to be hard to find? They will be hard to find. They are hard to find. There's a lot of demand. The interesting thing about this console is it really takes is a completely new design. It's kind of like this giant. It looks like a little mini power, and it is An eight K console. So you know most people are still aren't even doing four K yet, And there's not always a ton of confidence for for K, although it's getting a lot better, but eight K is the next Big leak and then this has caught 120 Hertz refresh rate, which means that it's you know, motion is really smooth on that. So for games It really takes you into the action, right? That's the whole idea is to draw you into the experience in a bigger way. So the expert experience that's $500 console the new sort of Like shit company. But they also offering the Xbox series, which is four more casual gamers. That's only $300. And that one is not for K. It's up to 14 40, which is a good quality. Lots of people are are going to be perfectly happy with that, and yeah, at that place. I think it's going really well. That Challenges. Both of these are very hard to get Xbox, unlike PlayStation is only available online experts is available in stores as well in retail. If you can find it on the search is going to be on both online and retail for for lots of folks, People are staying home and playing games. More more box. Yeah. Xbox series X A Jason, Thanks so much for your time. This one. We appreciate it. We talked again too soon. I hope Take care now. My pleasure. Thanks. That's a Jason Heiner from sina sina dot com Any out of sports headlines Jimmy Marlins Skipper Don Mattingly's the National League manager of the year guided the fish to a 31 29 season despite early covert issues.
"jason heiner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"To go ahead and get started with C. net editorial director Jason Heiner hi Jason hello fantastic to have yeah of course this week a lot of news on Wall Street it took notice of the the apple warning that it wouldn't need to its revenue targets because of delays and it's the iPhone protection in China what do you been hearing about I phone production yes so apple with it just being a guidance from earlier this year where it it really didn't expect the corona virus to have this big of an impact they had projected really a really strong guidance for it March quarter longer than expected analysts expected like sixty two billion they say we're gonna have sixty seven well now they've come back to say yeah it's not going to be that strong because the two things one demand for products in China because you know people are so concerned and focused on the corona virus there left focused on buying phones and also fewer people are are at work rain and fewer people are you know out shopping because a lot of shops have been closed including a lot of apple stores in China and in the other is that they actually make a lot of their products in China so there is an expected they didn't confirm or deny this but there is an expected smaller iPhone coming out all too right yeah so this is likely a sort of four hundred dollar kind of iPhone so the cheapest one right now is is seven hundred dollars of new model they still sell some of the old model for less than that but yeah it's a big deal and this is likely to have an effect on that okay a good to know let's stick with apple products Jason do you own a pair of air pods I do I own a couple pairs actually I know their insanely popular I don't own a pair and terrified that I'm gonna lose them and I'm particularly fascinated by my friends who are parents who have bought air pods for their children you know who are pre teens and early teens I always think how do they keep up with them because I have a hard time but really how much do air pods cost normally yeah and I also would not give them to a teenager or a preteen because they yeah they're very reasonable they cost so the new air pods hello our two hundred and fifty dollars and the the most recent one the their pods the sort of the original air pods you know they start at about one fifty nine to one sixty and then if you get this or that in a wireless charging case across a little bit more but so we're talking about a hundred and fifty to two hundred fifty dollars for a pair of these right so it's not a it's not a cheap purchase that's the other reason to sort of be careful what you are so your your caution is is is well noted so there may be a air pods pro competitor that's on sale right now so it's not the actual full retail price of the sale four hundred twelve dollars can you tell us about it is it worth the purchase yes to the these new air pods competitors pod pro competitors really from aki enough spelled a U. K. E. Y. aki is a brand a Chinese brand that makes some of these competitive products they make a lot of great charging products very popular among apple users and these are this is a very unfriendly name it's the T. one eight and see if he for consumer after catchy yeah exactly the T. one eight and see please but they do have active noise cancelling which is really that the kind of a killer feature on the air pod pro so noise canceling so if you're on a plane or you're on the subway or even just from place no easy you can turn it on and it helps to kind of block out the sound and and make it so you don't have to turn these things up which can really damage your hearing so it has this and the price of these right now all of the you know the sale that's going on is a hundred and twelve dollars for the still less than half the price of their pod pro and we have not reviewed the scene it hasn't reviewed these yet we will but we've given our key products up pretty good reviews in the past they make some solid products I thank you understand that you know they're not as flashy and they don't have a you know the call name of the apple logo on it but they can do you know they're about eighty to ninety percent is good this might be you know a really good option for a lot less adjacent Heiner editorial director theknot says they haven't reviewed this air pod pro competitor made by aqui a U. K. E. Y. this set of air pod competitors is that set at a hundred twelve dollars right now because there is a twenty percent off coupon so just Google aki T. one eight and see active noise cancelling true wireless Bluetooth five point oh dear bye I'm not we're coming up with with that Jason but let's check in with deeper transfer look at the weather it's cold day today sunny with after on twenty five degrees eleven the low tonight twenty three right now though here on Wall Street the Dow was down a hundred sixty five points the nasdaq down ninety seven and the S. and P. five hundred down twenty seven and if you close your eyes to be aware of on the west side Lawndale is closed between Harrison and Ferdinand because of an earlier fire and in north Chicago the southbound side of US forty one is closed between route one thirty seven begin because of an earlier vehicle fire also red line trains are currently stopped at Chicago because of police activity more laughter WGN traffic's that want to thank the mayor of this great city mayor Bloomberg for his extraordinary leadership prime one Washington as a Biden in old ideological.
"jason heiner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Suki starting off we're gonna start off with Jason Heiner who's the editorial director at the net he's got some information about the new Samsung galaxy to flip this is one of those cell phones that has the glass face and it actually folds which is pretty awesome also he's gonna be sharing with us how your phone talks about you behind your back US collecting data about you and also sharing it with other companies as well and uber is doing something it's throwback Thursday right uber is actually getting old school and old fashioned and it's letting you call for a cab so kind of defeats the purpose of the app but we're gonna go over all of these stories hi Jason how are you I've always okay Samsung galaxy to flip coming out tonight are you excited we've been following what phones Willie closely over the past year there's been a lot of interest from users looking at like what the future of their phone might look like in and wondering is this something that they want and I'd be not to use this new one on June day and I have to say usable one that we've seen yet comedian this was the first one that I thought that they okay I can actually do this every day and pretty happy extolled up you know one it shall so if you were to get phone today it looks just like that if you took the top half of it and pulled it over the bottom straight it's a little board meeting in the pocket and into bags and the and the things that so I think that there are a lot of people are gonna like what this phone does what they're not being a light is the price tag which is about thirteen hundred dollars thank goodness I feel a little suspicious that the glass screen isn't that secure but I'll take your word for it and really quickly how does should our phone performance talk behind our backs yes story from the outside eighteen and she had working with researchers on the fact that these researchers had previously with the blood browsers and we've heard a lot of the web browsers are digging to track you even like each book another flight when you meet their side cookies and the information I have worked our tracking you will now be turned back on to your phone and out look at the date at the traffic the beach from the loss in reading them can doubt that what they're doing what they're tracking and allowed you gas fortunately even your grief here is that okay I don't want you track by location you know I think okay when I'm using the app well what this new rooms are discounted that even when you say that they're still tracking you even beyond what you've given corporate permission we wanna once they found.
"jason heiner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The editorial director at scene that we're gonna check in on some tech news with Jason hi Jason Hey how are you fantastic okay so there's some Twitter news happening right now its earnings were better than expected and they've made a decision about political ads yeah they are essentially banning political ads which is interesting because as you know they're in the an election year political advertising is so huge so much money is spent on it billions and to not have them is is definitely leaving money on the table but of course Facebook famously has had its challenges with these and and the heyday of the what's fax and what is truth Facebook is a sort of taking a pass on that same we're gonna let we're not going to get in that business will just you know let anybody say anything and and Twitter is going in the opposite direction of just saying look we're going to not play in the game by not taking political ads at all and more fallout from the corona virus in terms of manufacturing delays including test slot and also Nintendo what do you have for us yeah both of them you know Nintendo I have to confirm that that said the corona viruses delayed switch production their animal crossing model the the pre orders for that are getting pushed back because of yet because of the situation in in China you know there's lots of people that are essentially staying home you know plants being closed in some cases so that's having a big effect there and then you know it has is essentially you know shutting down their their factory there Chinese viewed the factory wall the this outbreak is still in the process of being contained so they had just opened this you know terrible of famously made most of their cars throughout history in the U. S. in California mostly and so on this was a big deal that they open this plan China but for for now it's going to be on hold yes sixty million people living under lockdown in China the auto industry's particularly exposed because the virus originated one of China's motor cities Jason thank you so much for being with us really appreciate it Jason Heiner he's the editorial director at scene that you can read all these stories on scene at dot com thanks Jason with you next week thanks some great Steven right now let's check in with Steve Bertrand.
"jason heiner" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"To a smaller version of the Boston public market at fan you'll hall I just like the hustle bustle and human interchange of a market place to me is the essence of civilization Kim Tunnicliffe WBZ Boston's newsradio seven twenty seven the president of the group that puts on the groundhog day celebration each year and punks a twenty Pennsylvania says he's willing to talk but doesn't think Peter has all the facts the group is calling for a robot to be used on groundhog day to predict how winter will go saying the rodents don't like being pulled out in front of large screaming crowds bill Deeley as president of the groundhog club how can you criticize us for things we do when you haven't came we have never come in and sort of what we do do come and see what we do and if we do disapprove of things that you can that you think we should then we'll try to correct it groundhog day is this Sunday February second Facebook finally launchers it's clear history button but seeing that editorial director Jason Heiner says its effectiveness is unproven we don't know exactly what it deletes or how much or what what that all the details are but in twenty eighteen mark Zuckerberg C. E. O. Facebook promised that they were gonna at all for this and the idea is that it lets you delete information that Facebook is track to not on Facebook but throughout the web and I think for people that are tech savvy they may look at this and go hide it no Facebook was tracking me when I went to other sites yep in fact they are and have been for a long time and this is gonna let you if your user say no I don't want you to do that but also to clear the information that you have in the past the app is part of a new section on Facebook called off Facebook activity coming up at seven thirty the Senate votes on witnesses it is seven twenty nine the world.
"jason heiner" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Bowl fifty four between the Niners in the Kansas City Chiefs kicks off Sunday night at six thirty conspiracy theories on Facebook been swirling will now face book says it will remove it in a blog post Facebook says any misinformation about the Wolong corona virus will be taken down Google and Twitter also making similar commitments prior to Facebook course Facebook was widely criticized for spreading misinformation specifically the anti backs movement and Facebook finally launches its clear history button but seen at editorial director Jason Heiner says we don't know if it's going to work we don't know exactly what it deletes or how much or what what that all the details are but in twenty eighteen mark Zuckerberg C. E. O. Facebook promised that they were gonna at all for this and the idea is that it lets you delete information that Facebook is tracked and not on Facebook but throughout the web and I think for people that are tech savvy they may look at this and go but I did know Facebook was tracking me when I went to other sites yep in fact they are and have been for a long time and this is gonna let you if your user say no I don't want you to do that but also to clear the information that you have in the past the app is part of the news section on Facebook it's called off Facebook activity Wall Street was way off today corona fears sparking a above real selloff I mean nobody was immune from this the Dow Jones was down six hundred three points closing at twenty eight thousand to fifty six what happened at twenty nine thousand that's fine nasdaq plummeting a hundred forty eight points that's about one and a half percent SMP down nearly two percent six twenty seven and coming up we have a a live update on the vote to block witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial Ben Parker has you covered coming out do you know that mortgage rates a plan and into a three year low inter nearing his store close at the same time home that is gonna abruptly fifty percent in the last several years however they seem to be peaking now maybe.
"jason heiner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Make sure it's all ready for the big game this Sunday with Jason Heiner editorial director of scene at but Jeez and before we talk about the Super Bowl let's talk about this lamp this is a floor or a table lamp but it cost six hundred and fifty dollars it does so think of this is like the lamp of the future you know in in many ways so it's it's you know days in its foundation and they don't make anything very inexpensive but this is a it's interesting product that yeah maybe give us a peek at the future so just a little bit about it because the life cycle more on it looks like it's just a a steel pole with a like an arm on the top of it but the arm folds out kind of like you would like a Luxo lamp or something and you can point the the head in multiple different direction that that it doesn't have a a big sort of cone on it like the lex Olympic just like really tiny like about the size of a quarter of the light is but you can point in lots of different directions and then also that that whole that we talked about that sort of in the middle it actually has small holes in it and you can turn it on and it becomes an ambient light in and of itself so it it sort of looks like a poll when it's off when it turned on it almost looks like a just like this laid up you know orange yellow kind of Dick glowsticks sort of in the middle of the year room or wherever you have it so it's really interesting it lasted as you said sixty years it's also a smart lady so it it will automatically adjust to the the light temperature in your room at night it make sure that it's not admitting blue light so it's not gonna mess with your circadian rhythm and get you sleepin get get your sleeping patterns off so and it's got a a place to plug in your your your phone or you know device to charge it phone or tablet on there so pretty interesting very expensive maybe a little bit of a peek at the future so is the most advanced to later that supposedly ever been engineered it sounds like something I'd have to include in my well to make sure that they could that passes on to the right person it sounds the light bulb I guess there's not a traditional bald and that never need address changed that's exactly right so it uses little you know LEDs even late fall that have LEDs just tons of these little L. E. D. you know the light in them and that's with the uses to so there's no bald it's just these little tiny lots of these little tiny LED kind of what you know late cells in it and so yeah I really interesting stuff will get two of them right yeah I am proud of the six hundred fifty dollars laying around and you want a really yet lamp and somebody can passed down for generations and it sounds like Tyson has the lamp that you need and it's called the more the light yeah more in the O. R. P. H. okay well this is something I think maybe we could all use some it tips on how to make sure that our televisions are ready to go for the game and I also was hearing that a lot of folks use the excuse of the Superbowl to buy new televisions to yeah I mean Americans don't need too many excuses to buy a new television but this one of the most popular ones especially if you you know you're having guests over you're having a party is a very popular time to get a new a new TV to buy a new TV but if you're not going to buy a new a whole new TV there are some things to make sure that your TV you know if you bought a TV in the last few years it's likely a really good TV it might even have four K. but you you know should make sure your signal in your TV set up correctly to really maximize the performance so you know if your TV has four K. and it's going to the cable box there you know tear signal where you're getting the game from you make sure you haven't a new a newer HDMI cords so that it's it's Irene the highest quality version of the game on the TV itself that's a good tip also the fact that the game starts at three thirty PM west coast time means that you know you might be in a bright room so making sure the brightness settings at the start of the game are turned up a little bit so that you're gonna be able to get to the full experience of the T. V. you can also a lot of these have some automatic brightness control so you can always turn it up and then put the automatic brightness on and that will be radically adjusted as the room darkened over time you could also just you know do that once it once the sun goes down and then you know one of the things about football is the game moves pretty fast you know setting up a lot of these TV is now have settings that have like motion and motion blur settings a lot of the TV's call them different things you can see some of the examples in our on our story on scene it but like things like auto motion plus is one of the.
"jason heiner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Afternoon appreciate you staying with WGN radio and joining me G. on the win trust business lunch hope you're keeping your spirits up during this long stretch of gray whether hearing there will be a sunshine this weekend so we can look forward to that also there's the Super Bowl as well hopefully you're going to a great party or hosting one at your home we've got a lot of expert advice on how to get your TV ready did you know that a lot of people use a super ball as an excuse to buy a brand new television but in case you're sticking with your existing model we're gonna have some great advice from Jason Heiner editorial director I've seen that on exactly how to make sure that everything is ready to go for the big game but first we're gonna talk to Jason a little bit about Facebook hi Jason how are yeah glad to be here I'm great how are you fantastic hopefully you're getting a little more sunshine where you are it's pretty gray here Louisville Kentucky today okay so you've got some Facebook news I know that Facebook is taking a lot of hits and there's been a lot of controversy over its privacy settings and they've made a some advancements yes of the there they've promised this clear history button for a couple years and it is finally available the interesting thing is it's not just your history in this case it's not your history on Facebook it's all of the information that Facebook is gathered on you when you visit other site and in some cases it's those other sites that speeding the information about you to Facebook so if you're not technically savvy then you may not realize that Facebook has been doing this for a long time and it's a lot of how they are able to Taylor information and advertising to people so in such a targeted way which is what drives their profits and by the way they reported recently you know record profits from their advertising but a lot of people haven't realized that they were getting tracked so much by Facebook so Facebook once this came to light they are like okay will give you the option to not have a you know pull in all that information for you and let you clear the information that we have on you so far so that's a good step in it is something that'll let you it clear out for that going forward advertisers can't track you as well if you'd prefer not to be tracked but it doesn't fix the fact that there's a lot of data out there you know you can't put the genie back in the bottle on this one because a lot of these advertisers and Facebook itself already knows so much about you so you have to keep that my cities and this was a relatively slow rollout from what I was reading it now available for most Facebook users and is it easy to find an easy to use well when it comes to settings in Facebook I wouldn't really call anything easy to use or easy to find and I you know that there's a cynical part of you that it's been like this for so long that you know they're not and send it to make it easier for you to make their business worse right because the more you hide from them the worst they can track you the worst that their data is in the works that their business is so I I wouldn't say it's easy but it is available you can find it you know in your settings it's the you know new clear history button and again you can also set it up so that you don't want to be tracked outside of Facebook going forward in in the same setting and a fantastic article on the it's seen at home page about that Facebook and how entitled one social network keeps getting singled out by voters before the Iowa caucus I recommend that everybody read that as well this is a fantastic article also to add to what Jason is saying does Facebook owe you money in fact the the company has agreed to a five hundred and fifty million dollar settlement in a class action suit over a facial recognition technology and this is for Illinois users other class suit includes people who lived in Illinois and used Facebook between around it twenty eleven to mid twenty fifteen so this is about this five hundred fifty million represents the largest cash the settlement for a privacy related lawsuit it's still needs approval from a district court and it could maybe equal up to two hundred dollars for some people so stay tuned you don't have to do anything right now if you think you're somebody if you think you're a member of the class action lawsuit so you only do anything but just stay tuned so that something locally that's going on with Facebook and Illinois chase and then I thought you might find interesting yeah I know it's it's a little unclear what this is Facebook did on this other in the century they were using probably like we were just talking about some information off site and pulling it in Facebook or three facial recognition technology in this case so will be interesting to see what that was about yeah Justin Heiner editorial director of Senad he's gonna be telling us how to make sure that your existing TV is ready for the big game along with that you know some interesting car commercial that you might be seeing as well during the game and some really cool technology including a lamp that will last sixty years that lamps gonna love lasts longer than me I think all that coming up but right now let's check up with day as Steve birch ran with a look at the weather in the markets yeah cloudy skies today tonight and tomorrow in the hot temperatures gonna hold fairly steady word thirty four right now that's the projected high for the day thirty low tonight in thirty six the high tomorrow on Wall Street the Dow's down hundred sixty points the nasdaq down seventy and the S. and P. five hundred down twenty one in a few accidents to be aware of there's one and what's worth at US forty one en route one seventy three another in front in hell's that Milwaukee and grace park way and one in Glen Ellyn at route fifty three am Butterfield also there's a question was one and I've been in casts and another in Lombard 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"jason heiner" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"Them delivering packages to you right there in the information delivering bits and atoms and making a profit off of every one of them. Let's take a little break. There's so much more there's we were just we haven't even really gotten into. CAS Mother Roberts got a lot of stuff. I brought something back. We uh-huh and has some stuff talk more about. CAS Jason Heiner from Now can I still say techrepublic or just editorial director. CBS This interactive. Is that really so so yes so I'm not at techrepublic anymore. K it'll detweiler's editor in chief. I guess we had this conversation. You our editorial director for seen it. That's right that's the title which is CBS interactive best rates still at CBS interactive. Just run in a different site different. Brian Ryan Yeah and we saw a lot of people from for you had how many ninety people home I kept running into his former colleague. It was so awesome like blobby and it was great. It was walked up and greeted me and hug me remember. He is so oh my gosh. You're that guy where's aren. Uh what one of the best hires I ever made aunt pruitt. Oh yes very. Glad he's working for our show today brought to you by stamps. Dot Com if you mail stuff and who doesn't mail stuff whether you're an NC ebay Amazon seller If you send out bills or brochures you mail stuff if you're a realtor and you're sending out little brochures you mail stuff but.
"jason heiner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Part of vixs picks and then we'll have straight out of context make the show spies and bludgeoned Friday of course you big dummy all coming up in the news is next from the northwestern medicine news for okay Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas always a big deal debuting a bunch of new tack and crazy gadgets and things like that Jason Heiner editorial director at scene at dot com is with us and Jason welcome back yeah glad to be here all right so some of the weird tack in the how about the neon Samsung's artificial human tell us about that so this is another one that you know nobody really saw come in transaction is it and to be honest this is from a company star labs that is a research company that's wholly owned by Samsung and it's run by the CEO is also as junior vice president at Jones junction which not Sam sung but but it really and Johnson neon neon interesting because tensing the company that's amazing it hardware great day make prosecutors and memory chips and of course the big TV use and phones and they're great at that software is never been a strike so that and so hi there is a I they had this little assistant you may have heard of are probably getting her hair of called sixty with their version of like a lecture yeah and is never been very good most people turn it off never use it it was a surprise when it VS this year they announced a piece of software which was their artificial human which is essentially please they made all these personas that are almost like photo realistic it almost looks like they took pictures of people and then it kind of animated them with CG graphics okay so that's a little weird by itself but then they may be staying so that they're really like virtual chat bot and so we were like okay so this is like a replacement for breaks we know that if they say no not bad nothing to do with big speech these things are your virtual friends they are your they're they're like made to show emotions like that's one of the things that some of the stuff is kind of impressive although we did him wrong with it and it didn't really work cool rainy but there were some interesting things about it which is this idea that they're trying to sort of show emotion show empathy and one of the ideas that they said that this could be is to be like a journal thank you talk to this virtual friend can you tell it things in it and it's sort of like keeping a journal that you left a lot of this kind of scratching our heads the little yeah you we were taking okay this makes the most sense of it's like I mean I have one of the thing then it's going to be like the chat box that you when you have like technical support you need I'm writing it says like high Disney Jello how can I help you we know most of the time you know it this is not a human right this is just take a database that has service some similar right questions yeah I'll give you answers when you have something common okay this could be like a personal yeah that may be but they're really to give it like a consumer product that you have a potentially with this virtual brown so it's a little bit of a head scratcher I think it's interesting and and again ambitious and wanted to put it very soon yeah it's like you see a lot of the things that she has now it's like we're gonna throw something out there try to like really but you get used to that where we can meet a lot of resources all right all right now here's one that I saw Stephen Cole bear talk about a couple nights ago on the show the Sherman the Sherman role bot hello everybody so how about this one you got it so this is all being one of the world's great problems which is what do you do when you get into the bathroom and you discover too late your application yeah you know this internet this number pretty well well the German roll by it uses Bluetooth it has this little socially two wheels on it and that a wall on there and if you have an emergency in there no I've got modern you know case you this thing will will find you can bring your wall now it's really interesting little idea at least one even heard okay but this you got such a this got such a big reaction that she asked that I would really be surprised if they didn't bring the stock market because they got a lot of attention the best in the world it's pretty funny yeah it's so if you're out of toilet paper and it you know give view forgot to look to see if you are out of toilet paper and you're in the bathroom this robot will bring you a roll of toilet paper that's the it will not there's a practical legally do you think about this too much to think like okay well where do you see this thing right not in a closet so we can get out and bring you on you know does it like knock on the door or do the right thing you take the like okay I'm outside the door now open the door let me yet there's some tactical parts of this bad are you be still need a little bit of thinking but but I don't know as as an idea I think people are excited about it but it is does she because of some problems when you think about it yeah I think it's very strange I am right now what about this dog harness that to read your dogs heart rate and can tell how your dog is feeling and you can track your dog's mood what's going on with that fifty so this is one of those interesting things sort of reminds me of that movie up where does the dog yeah it was like verbalize yeah the dog was thank maybe even doctors you know science fiction inspire science a lot but yeah this is that such a harness like you said that you put on your dog and when your dog it read your dogs heart rate essentially not too complicated each week really translate that now your dog is feeling you know stressed he cited chatter out so it turns colors based on that and then in the apt it shows you and record it it it says here's others dealing and then over time it also tracks you know how much how your dog was going over time if your dog was really stressed for the day if they weren't yadda yadda yadda select interesting yeah kind of kind of fun and yeah interesting better there's more and more Hey check it showing up it she asked yeah so so that was interesting okay our Jason listen thank you very much for joining us appreciate it yeah my pleasure okay well beyond a recent Heiner by the way who is executive our editorial director at scene at dot com with the latest in tech gadgets we're gonna talk about retro gadgets retro tech gadgets after the news if you have some old tech lying around we'd love to hear from you our tax line by the way our text line is down right now until probably around twelve thirty so if you want to participate you gonna have to call in so it's three one two nine eight one seven two or three one two nine eight one seven two are we'll get the text up and running and in just a bit so old tech if you got it call it a living your lives.
"jason heiner" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"If we have is dominated than competitors might will find it very difficult to enter the space. And capitalism and competition, which is a part of a modern society, then get stifled. And that's why I think it's important. I think I overestimated the average of the supreme court. I think it's actually thanks to Brett cavenaugh replacing Justice Roberts somewhere around sixty four now. So it's a little better than it was. But imagine the difficulty it's bad enough explaining a lower court with an API is and why this is an issue. Imagine the difficulty explaining the supreme court. What this all me? Yes. They have some smart clerks. Right. That understand. I That's think. a good point. I'm sure the clerks do. Yeah. We'll watch that. I think that's going to be an important case. I thank you for watching twit this week. What a what a show, Greg pharaoh packet pushers network. You're on fire. You always do that. You always light a fire on us and make us think is important. That's important. Yes. To Portland opinions. Loosely held. That's his motto. Thank you, Greg. Always a pleasure you stayed up late tonight. And we we were very glad you did. As a privilege to be with you. Thank you Jason Heiner from the beautiful techrepublic in Louisville Kentucky. I'll see in may excellence. I love that before let me know if you come will will I mint juleps on me, but you could buy the mud pie. Derby pie. That's good. By derby pie, and it's Brian McCullough. He's the host of the tech me. My ride home are historian for the day was good to have it. A historian here. Well, thank you. Yeah. I put on the history hat now. And again that necessary, and I think that's really helpful actually because it's you know, as I get older, I think it gets. I I understand better the importance of context and all that stuff because we you know, we're like in the middle of it, all and no. But that's the point. Leo is that if you live long enough, all the stuff, you remember is history that you gotta tell the young is about to bed. I don't remember anything. Thank you. Great to have you Brian. We.
"jason heiner" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"As Dynevor twit this week in tech, the show we cover the week's tech news each week, we assemble this a one show we do where it's different animal every week. But I like the variety, and but what's good is. We always bring back with people. We liked the most. And we've got some of them on right now, clothing, the fabulous. Greg pharaoh from the packet pushers network L all Greg as a gallon, everybody cereal mind on the Twitter. And in our chair today to see you you're in you're in Oxford. I'm in the middle of England in a town called Cheltenham jumping. Yep. Just next to Gloucester monthly which nobody knows where either of those is don't even know what? Shelters. Right. There's the closer. Yeah. We're headed Luma. That's right next to Katadi. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Stop the ride from San Francisco. That's what I usually say. In fact, when we're traveling and people say, we're we're from we almost always say San Francisco the bay area. Nobody knows pedal Jason Heiner. He's from a little town called Louisville Kentucky. Hello jason. Hey, editor in chief of the techrepublic. Always a pleasure. My pleasure. Thanks for. Having me always always fun. Watching a great documentary called seven days the premise is the seven days before a big event, and they did the Kentucky Derby, and we both said we gotta call. Jason gotta go low over the Kentucky Derby, I would love to do that you go you go year. Right. I don't go every year. But obviously I have been during the dotcom boom tech Republic had one of the biggest boots on millionaire's row when money was cheap in the dot com era. You mean, you don't any more? No. We haven't for years. I mean now, we might get one of those little, you know, scroungy boxes or something. Times change times. Our times have changed big time. So many more people that want to be at the Kentucky Derby now. Right. Like, it's right. It's everybody wants to be there. So you're competing with Tom Brady. And with everybody else. Michael, Jordan, all these people. They're buying out the big expensive box harder to get there. It's become famous. This is the way of the world. Unfortunately by the time, I find out about it. It's too late. Anyway, great great to have you Jason CBS interactive. And all the way to my left, Brian McCullough. He is the host the technique. Rhyme tech mean, ride, home podcast and internet historian. Your book is great, by the way. Thank you, sir. How's it doing quite well, and actually it's funny? I was gonna hit with some history. The only thing I know about Gloucester Richard the third right? By a horse horse. My kingdom for the horse. Right, greg. He doesn't know. All right..