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Thanksgiving thanks to tech gadgets
"Happy. Thanksgiving is jefferson graham. You're listening to talking tech and today the thankful episode thankful for some really cool tech that i got to use in twenty twenty beginning with the iphone. Twelve pro. max. Yes awesome camera. Awesome screen biggest iphone ever and Really loving those sunset shots sunset videos. I'm getting results. That i'm thankful for the loom cube video light for videoconferencing. We've been on zoom all year long and we're not looking so great without some lighting. This is a little fifty dollar light attached to your laptop in just the right place. You can adjust the lighting and look a lot better. The dj mini to drone sells around four hundred dollars. It's tiny about the size of a smartphone. it's quieter it flies like a charm. That's the thing. I think i like about it. The most it is so easy to fly and the video looks great. Here's an older product. That i started using this year the amazon fire tv cube. This one hundred. Nineteen dollars device from amazon. Lets you use your voice to control the tv. They say you can do it with The fire stick on the remote control. True if you press the button we're the cube alexa turn off the tv. Turn on the tv play cnn. I love it you know. It sounds so simple but to not have to reach the remote. When you're ready to go to sleep and just say turn off the tv. That's pretty exciting. Photoshop are old friends at adobe. Updated the photoshop application this year and edit a new button to let you add clouds and sunsets to your drab white sky pictures and it looks pretty. Good going back to zoom. We can now meeting on. Facebook's portal portal is facebook's dedicated video chat device which works really nicely for a zoom session. Because they have. This amazing camera underrated camera. That can follow you around the room or go to other people as they're speaking and you don't have to have a camera operator. Their google has something similar in the nest. Hub max and said they were gonna offer zoom meetings this year but never did and amazon also said they would start offering zoom meetings on the echo show but never did so props to facebook for portal another older product. Apple's airpods pro. I don't think i've ever heard better sound from a headphone or earbuds. I live on them. I love them thankful for using them every day.
Google's Opt-in is a sham
"To opt in or not. How real is that opt in offer. You realize what you're opting in four. I'm jefferson graham. I've got some thoughts on this. You're listening to talking tech to plug the new pay app from google. Google is encouraging people to try it out and let google monitor your finances and purchases in exchange for personalize offers that it says you must opt in four so if google knows that you eat at burger king he could hit you up with specific burger king offers as opposed to generic restaurant deals in your neighborhood. But didn't know is that people are wary about giving google yet another license to track our every movement as it already does with maps youtube viewing searches and the like. It knows where you go what you watch who you spend time with what stores you drive to and more now. How do you feel about google tracking your purchases so in announcing the new program. Google said this paper civilization feature was opt in and offered a three month trial to give it a try quote at the end of three months. You can decide if you want to keep it on her off unquote. That's what google says and it sounds great right google's putting the decision in your reality check time. Most people won't even know what they signed up for the lettering as tiny is just another window of user agreements. That people's zip right through the turn on page is just one of many pages. Consumers will see when they download the new app and quickly as they always do to say yes to everything. The first thing. Google s is if could use your phone number as identification to introduce yourself to your friends on the new app which has been registered as part mo part quicken part apple pay of vehicle to tap and pay retail split pizzas with friends and monitor your finances so google needs identification is share with friends. I get it next. Earn rewards when you pay discounts and prizes are always welcome. Then the big one turn on personalization within google pay this is in big type but underneath in very small type you see there are the most relevant offers some stores and get recommendations for ways to save. Now here's the ogden quote. If you turn on personalization within google pay this data and additional info like the location where you made a purchase will also be saved in used to personalize your google experience you can also try the setting only for three months unquote consumers are then told they can go to their google account to turn it back and stop the ads. Once they've accepted good luck finding the place to disconnect so the new google pay app.
How to stage a Zoom Thanksgiving
"Everyone jefferson graham. Here talking tech. If you're like me you're probably going to be doing a virtual thanksgiving Travel plans or a little odd right now during this kobe era. And we're gonna be spending even more time looking at a video screen instead of seeing people in person but that's okay. I'm here to make it a little easier for you in a talk about how to set up your tech what you'll need. Think about zoom. Think about laptops phones tablets. Think about tv. Think about a dedicated video display device. Which is my number one recommendation love or hate facebook but you can't get over the fact that the portal is hands down the best video calling device on the market and nowhere. Would it be more useful than the thanksgiving table. It's a dedicated unit. You do nothing but video chat on it and it's got the best camera it follows you around So that you could have like four people at the table as each person speaks to camera would then zoom in on that person. It's pretty amazing technology. The a portal. Get the small one. Get the eight inch. Cost one hundred and twenty nine dollars. I checked on the facebook website today. They have plenty of units. And if you order now you could have it by this weekend. The tenants version one hundred. Seventy nine dollars. The fifteen inch is two hundred and seventy nine in the great thing about the portal. It works with either facebook messenger or zoom which happens to be the world's most popular video meeting service. Google has its own video. Display unit called the nest hub. Max similar camera. It works with google meet which is not as popular as zoom and amazon's echo show can either connect other echo show devices or any phone or tablet with alexa app. So you guys could see your guests on their phones. Ba fine tablets. I think those are good. Nice big screens. Just make sure to get something to hold a tablet stand. Because you don't wanna put greasy hands all over that shiny ipad ditto for the smartphone. Same tablet stands should be able to hold your smartphone in place. If you don't wanna get the tablets stand. Get inexpensive table top tripod for twenty dollars or so. The laptop is probably what most people are going to be using Stick it at the head of the table and just sort of moving around as the dinner continues. Most important tip is to keep an eye level because usually the webcam is looking up your nose. Making your double chin. Looked like a quadruple chin. Put your device atop a bunch of books and remember to look at the camera not at the screen. You're you're making eye contact with the camera. Otherwise you're looking down. Hey what about using the tv. I've got a tip for you. They're apple has really cool feature called airplay. Which lets you beam images video and the like from iphones ipads and mac computers to other devices. If you can connect your apple tv setup box to your tv via airplay you can bring zoom to the really big screen. Additionally several tv manufacturers also have new sets that work with airplay as well including samsung. Lg sony video. Finally don't forget about the lighting if you're gonna go really dark and light candles. Nobody's going to be able to see so turn on the lights. Get out some extra lamps in have fun meeting online.
HomePod Mini Begins Arriving to Customers
ICYMI: Those superfast new Apple Macs
"It's jefferson graham talking tech. I wanted to fill you in on apple's latest announcement which is three new computers with the new. M one chip as always apple says the new computers will be faster and they'll have better battery performance. Want to hear more. Let me fill you in. So the macbook air the thirteen inch macbook pro. Not to be confused with the sixteen inch which doesn't get the new chip. And the mac mini all the new chip so from what i picked up from the presentation. It's really the mac mini. That will be the most radical because the mac mini has always been a slower computer Aimed at people who just didn't want to spend a lot of money on computers The new one is seven hundred dollars you do. Have you do have to add in a monitor on top of that but it sounds like a pretty nice little thing to have on your desk Apples calling the chip. The emma one. They end basically if you ever get bored when apple in their presentation just tells you over and over again. About how fast these things are you snooze during this presentation because they really went into hardcore geek. I look forward to the increased power. I've not had that much trouble with my macbook pro. It's pretty fast as it is. My main issue is noise. you can get really noisy. The fan Is kinda loud and they said that one of the new computers is not going to have a fan. So i'm excited about that. Beyond that apple said the new operating system which is called big sur will be out on thursday. I look forward to seeing that. But i would recommend that everybody wait to download it to make sure that any of the apps that you're using
Those superfast new Apple Macs
"It's jefferson graham talking tech. I wanted to fill you in on apple's latest announcement which is three new computers with the new. M one chip as always apple says the new computers will be faster and they'll have better battery performance. Want to hear more. Let me fill you in. So the macbook air the thirteen inch macbook pro. Not to be confused with the sixteen inch which doesn't get the new chip. And the mac mini all the new chip so from what i picked up from the presentation. It's really the mac mini. That will be the most radical because the mac mini has always been a slower computer Aimed at people who just didn't want to spend a lot of money on computers The new one is seven hundred dollars you do. Have you do have to add in a monitor on top of that but it sounds like a pretty nice little thing to have on your desk Apples calling the chip. The emma one. They end basically if you ever get bored when apple in their presentation just tells you over and over again. About how fast these things are you snooze during this presentation because they really went into hardcore geek. I look forward to the increased power. I've not had that much trouble with my macbook pro. It's pretty fast as it is. My main issue is noise. you can get really noisy. The fan Is kinda loud and they said that one of the new computers is not going to have a fan. So i'm excited about that. Beyond that apple said the new operating system which is called big sur will be out on thursday. I look forward to seeing that. But i would recommend that everybody wait to download it to make sure that any of the apps that you're
Is Voting by Smartphone a Good Idea?
"Did you know that you could vote by smartphone this year in West Virginia South Carolina and a certain county in Oregon? I'm Jefferson, Graham, ULA sand talking tech I'd love to tell you more. You've heard a lot of talk about voting by mail and voting in the traditional polling place. What you're not hearing a lot about is the whole idea about voting via smartphone. We all have our phones in our pocket. Why are we voting that way I? Mean if Jeff Bezos can figure out how to get money from us on Amazon, if Google and facebook can track everything? We do certainly the technology is there to vote effectively on our phone. It may be there a lot of people aren't ready for it. They're testing it this year began in West Virginia South Carolina and Mattila County Oregon, but it's only for the military and certain disabled The whole idea was sort of spearheaded by tech investor named Bradley Tusk who fit who's willing to put his money where his about this he's investing ten million dollars to make. smartphone voting a reality. He hopes that by twenty twenty, eight more of us will be doing it in the presidential election. But for right now, he'll be satisfied with testing it out with local races. They tested it earlier this year in King County Washington, which includes Seattle for an obscure conservation district election and while they did get more people voting I talked to. The people there and they said that most voters were a little wary about doing it on the smartphone didn't feel that it was secure. There's a lot of critics feel that Internet voting is not secure but Bradley, Tusk is out to prove them wrong. He is investing money and and he's he's he's behind the test right now in West Virginia South Carolina, and Oregon. I think it's a great idea I. think it participation would grow immensely I. Don't know that you could prove it couldn't be hacked, but I'm willing to give it a try love to try it out for city council, and for some of the elections, they get very poor participation.
Hospitals hit badly by ransomware
"After the show to find out how. There's been a very disturbing trend happening in the world of computing and Hatem called ransomware. Have you heard about it? It's where the hacker gets control of your computer network and then hijacks you and says he or she sees a he has control of your network and you can't get the files back until you pay me money like lots and lots of money I'm Jefferson Graham you're listening to talking tech the hardest hit in the world of ransomware is hospitals hair healthcare organizations. This is according to a new study by checkpoint research which found that ransomware attempts jumped fifty percent just in July. August and September twenty, twenty, one. And why it's because in this land of Kobe hospitals are easy. They got all these patients who are desperate for their data and hospitals apparently are not very good about keeping their computer networks up in running and safely. How many versions of Windows XP have you seen at hospitals windows xp expired of course, many years ago. and Microsoft long ago stopped updating security patches. So as equium Ahmed of checkpoint said to me, hospitals are desperate and they're willing to pay, and once they start paying hackers here about it and they become easy prey the University of California in San Francisco recently paid one point one, four, million to ransomware attackers to get their files back in. Germany. A woman died when a hospital under a ransomware
Some sexting advice: don't!
"Working remotely. They've got a special offer for our listeners. So stay tuned after the show for more. Jefferson, Graham. This is talking tech with yet another reminder to people out there listening not to do stupid things because every time some insane politician, let's his or her guard down and says things on texts on emails and phone calls that they shouldn't have. I am here to say wake up world. So now you have a North Carolina senatorial candidate cal Cunningham who according to polls was on the verge of winning a campaign. He may end up winning who knows but he was caught as people always are by cheating on his wife, the racy texts that he was sending to another woman. Inviting her to get together and do a lot of kissing not something that I think Mrs Cunningham would be approving of it's very simple if you wanna do stupid things like this. Don't because you will be caught if you're going to send a text and you think it's private between the two of you, it's not if you're going to send an email and you think it's private, it's not if you're gonNA make a phone call and say these things the call could be recorded it could be shared. Everything is public everything that you do online as public I know that all the talking tech listeners know it but it bears repeating don't do stupid things if you're going to run for Senate. Don't send out insane tax don't send out crazy emails. Don't send out crazy phone calls. I would venture to say that if you even said it, you know hotel room there's a good
"jefferson graham" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"Fluff. Yeah so bad. Thank you. Thank you. Thank I mean I was stunned and so a lot of the people and what live chats I was looking at then it's Jay over at 30 minutes. But thanks for giving me that time back in the day because you know, maybe they had 15 minutes of of you know, although again, it's sort of cuts against it. I mean among this along with having faith in the middle of day it sort of cuts against the idea of a night in when you're done in half an hour. Yeah, maybe so but we'll see. I mean Google is is apt to surprise us coming up with something totally mind-blowing at some point. So maybe we'll have to wait till Google IO. Maybe I'll have to wait till next year for the night out instead of the night in I don't know. We'll call it next year off but generally speaking. I think it's fair to say that the reviews so far from people are not really strong, but we'll see Google's a big player and they certainly have some really dead. It's a really good products and services that people are going to continue use regardless if they regardless of whether they have a fancy launch event. Yeah, and they have a chance to do some counter-programming against Amazon as well. I mean Amazon has their Prime Day is coming up and Google partner with Walmart last year to do some really ridiculous sales, and if they do something similar to this year they could have they could see a page with some interest just from people who want really good devices that really really cheap prices. Yep makes sense Eric. How can the voice but audience keep track of what you're doing? You can find my articles on a spot. And please do follow me on Twitter at Eric Schwartz, and you can find those details also on voice box. Excellent. Thanks Eric. Thank you. All right. Thank you boys by listeners. I hope you liked the quick update on the Google launch event. It was probably about one-third the length of our episode discussing the Amazon event last week, but I was because there so much less than discuss. Maybe we will see more from Google before 2020 comes to an end. There is a developer day coming up shortly. So maybe a bit disappointing for those of us looking for more from Google and their event this week, but they might just blow us away at Google IO and 20/20. We could only hope bye-bye..
"jefferson graham" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"Rolls things out every week. I mean, we just saw the Disney plus integration a couple of weeks ago. That was a very popular story people been waiting for that. But but I think that when our job is to sort of compare like Jack the horse race like Amazon Google Apple and I think I think it was less exciting than the Apple announcement, which really was a very exciting. Yeah, the Apple announcement that you could check your blood levels on the watch and the $300 the $329 iPad has more power than last year's version and that you could subscribe to a whole bunch of stuff off a discount. Right? Well, here's here's one last thing. So Rick osterloh started out and said Google is Northstar remained remains being helpful to people, right? Okay. So bring the people Sundar really late into this 2 and 1/2 years ago at Google IO, you know, obviously that's what they're focused on being dead. Awful, and and if you look at the assistant, it's really Court of that. It's just like all these things that can do whether you're talking to it or not. It can do these things in the background that just you make your day easier, right and he started out with that topic. I was actually sitting here and thinking okay, what did they announce which is being helpful to people today? Right and you know they could have spent ten minutes on all the amazing things the assistant could do for you and how much better it's gotten that's a dude. I couldn't believe it. I like like they could have just done I actually expected them to do demos of things. They already announced but they haven't really demoed any meaningful way because consumers don't know about it. And I think that is that is a specific issue that people have like Google assistant is actually pretty extraordinary and what it can be. I don't think anybody knows about it. I do surveys of consumers all the time and what they're using it for is is really a small percentage of what the assistant can do for them. And may I assume that they're doing to check the weather package to set appointments. Oh and listen to music of course, right? Yeah. Yeah and now and now you can use it to watch TV. Okay. So Jefferson grab this thought was well, this was interesting and maybe not as fun as you talking about flying drones and in home surveillance, but but it is what it is. We saw a couple of new things off. Small incremental Innovation new features really not Innovation. So I guess that's my summary. How can the voice by listeners? Keep track of what you're doing at Jefferson Graham Twitter Instagram and YouTube. My website is Jefferson Graham. You can check Beyond USA Data and have an article up every day and a new podcast as well many of them. You'll hear threat as I guessed. Well, I don't know about Maddie, but I've been out of I've been on more than a couple of times and that's always fun talking Tech podcast one of the best things out there and one other one of the reasons people really like it. You told me from the beginning. It's short right just the opposite of mine. All right. Thanks a lot Jefferson, okay. Okay, Eric Schwartz. We're here to talk about Google's launch night. And the twenty-twenty product launch event for the fall. It's all the new great things. Google is not producing and advance of the holiday shopping season. What do you think? Yeah, I think you know the weren't a lot of surprises generally speaking. I think a lot of people knew what was coming which gave it a different flavor from say the Amazon event. People knew what kind of Hardware was going to be coming out and even had a sense of whether our Google would be focusing. But at the same time, I think there was a lot of disappointments and a sort of sense of being let down, you know, Google spent a lot of time talking about their new Their new smart speaker, which is a really in some ways very impressive piece of Hardware the The Nest audio but they spent so much time talking about its audio Hardware capability and talking to Mark Ronson and and Selena Gomez about it that it's sort of felt like they were aiming at a very narrow audiophile audience rather than the more General users. And I think that there was some disappointment there and there's some disappointment that they that Google didn't really wage hit some of the the highlights that they had at previous events. I mean there was no discussion of a wearable technology and even the the new smart speaker didn't really feel like a a massive leap ahead so much as it did a sort of gradual upgrade of some of the technology dead. And I'd say overall you know for those who are Keen to get a new Google smart speaker or to get a new Chromecast then it was definitely an interesting event. But there's a reason that it was only thirty minutes long and they big part of that was a drum solo. That's right, but the the little kid so okay. And you said there's like this month negative sentiment. So, where are you seeing that give me some examples? So if you look on so certainly Twitter, of course and on some of the the the commentary track there is negative commentary on Twitter. I can't believe it. Yes, the internet had had some negative things to say shockingly on on Twitter on the YouTube comments for some of the videos that page posted in that some of the news networks posted. I think people didn't really get what Google was trying to do. There was several people pointing out that it felt dead. Google was trying to catch up to Amazon and apple when it came to some of their features. It was a weird, you know, some people point out that way it felt like the most interesting elements. We're sort of backward facing where it's like about making the smart speaker a better speaker rather than making it smarter and where the new uh, uh pixel phone may have some nice features but Google seem more interested in in talking about expanding existing features into earlier models of the phone. I think Google assistant and really get a lot of attention and that was disappointed for people who wanted to hear more about what the voice assistant to do and they're they're real sort of a sense of uh, staying in place or moving forward very slowly, you know, the last segment of the birth Right. I mean it was only thirty minutes, but the last segment was a brief video with a twitch start discussing stadia and nothing that they talked about with stadia was particularly new or exciting and it it honestly felt almost like Google had thrown together at the last minute just in response to a month on debuting their own subscription gaming service Luna that they talked about last week. He did he did mention though the Wasabi colored control. Yeah, it felt like they'd given him a lot of what was new and what was new was a new color controller, you know a couple of.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"I have another extra episode for you to discuss the announcements frugals twenty-twenty fall product launch event called launch night in Monona Advanced that we would finally see a replacement for Google home, which was launched four long years ago in October. The next song is that replacement is the flagship smart speaker for the Google product line and we will talk about that other than the nest audio. We were expecting a new pixel smart phone, which we did see and a new Chromecast which also made an appearance with Google Assistant, but there really wasn't much for the forest industry to sink their teeth into in terms of advances. I did want to give you an update though and what we did see an offer the perspective of a couple other event observers 2 a.m. Inconsistency, I also asked Jefferson Graham of USA Today and Eric Schwartz of voice. Baat Nai to join me. They were both on the recent episode focused on the Amazon product launch. So we're getting their hot takes today in contrast to what we saw off Amazon for the Google launch event. So next up Google's launch night in 2020 product launch. Let's get started. Jefferson Graham, welcome back to the voicebot podcast. I think this is like three times and three weeks long time Brett. Okay. So the last couple of times we were talking about a massage. We had a little preview show and then and that was pretty brief and then we had a much longer conversation about the post-show from Amazon. But today today we are not talking about Amazon. We're talking about Google and the launch night in Fall Hardware announcement event it promised every year new products new Innovations. Did they live up to the hype in 2028? Oh, not at all. Not at all. This is a disappointing year. They have a a better sounding speaker like the Amazon Echo Studio that came out a year ago, though. It is half the price of baggage. They have a new Chromecast which it is interesting. It's because it makes them actually competitive with Amazon and Roku for the first time. There's a there's going to be a a menu screen song. And the average consumer will actually be able to use this thing. Then there are two new phones and the better phone is the cheaper one, which is very odd and they're selling 5G big time which you know, have fun. Good luck. But you know, I know what 5G is acts like currently and it's big whoop now, maybe in a year maybe in two years. It'll be pretty cool. But for right now it's not very exciting and and there were some interesting software features the one that jumped out at me and I wonder I wonder if it just hit you was hold for me. So when your down hold the Google Assistant will come back and contact you when that person actually comes to the phone. Okay, that's fun. But if I'm putting the phone down because I don't want to have my the phone in my ear. How do I get contacted by the assistant? How's that going to work? That's right. And this was actually mentioned previously and demonstrated previously. So I didn't really consider that to be new. I think the way they characterized is they're extending it to new phones. Also, it's only pixel phone off but older pixel phones are getting it but they didn't have it before so, okay great. I think that's pretty interesting. I do like the idea of pixel being a Sandbox for what they're doing with Google assistant and all their assist AI features for mobility and that makes a lot of sense that wasn't exactly the type of innovation. I was looking for a given that we didn't have I oh, we've only had a couple of announcements over the summer there is actually Google developer event coming up next week. So we might see some new innovation there, but I'd be surprised at anything that would be consumer-oriented. They really would have demonstrated here. I think. Yeah, and so, I mean they've spent the most time talking about Google TV, which is not the old Google TV that I remember from was it ten years ago bread. I At 1 which was the Sony it's a Sony Google TV, which they no longer support and haven't supported like eight years, right which was their their their their their their takes on how to bring the the, you know, the internet to TV it was you know, Roku basically figured out how to do it. Google couldn't figure how to do it of all people. So now they have a new menu screen on your Chromecast and you'll using my Google Assistant to find programs to open up apps and Google search to find stuff to watch and they're so they're claiming they're going to do a better job than Amazon does on Fire TV or or who does in finding stuff that you really like to see and of course they have an advantage over Roku definitely in that they've been tracking everything you've been doing so they know what kind of music you like if they know what you're searching for. They you know, they should actually do a pretty good job because I know that you know, I've now disconnected YouTube TV because it's too expensive, but I know that they did a really good job. When I had it and even without YouTube TV, if I just go on regular YouTube they know what kind of music I like. They know what kind of TV shows I'm interested in and I think but you know, I'm in love our classic comedy and my wife once said to me when I was watching YouTube, what did you just type in classic comedy snow? They know I liked it. So up and down the surface it for you. Yeah, I think the personalization makes a lot of sense but they should do that better than everybody else. They do also with Chromecast. They they now have the Google Assistant button so that you can just ask for whatever you're looking for as opposed to how you would well before you do it on your phone and then you project it. So so I'll say that that's somewhat interesting. I think the nest audio is you know off for years since the last Google home and that's what every place is. So as a long-overdue update, it looks to me like a smaller Nest hubmax wage. Go home Google home. Max. We'd sold for $300. Let's not forget 2017 to help Max came out for $300. And this one is a hundred right so but doesn't hang out of the size of that. So I'm assuming that the low range isn't as good doesn't have as powerful of a woofer but sure an upgrade over the Google home device which makes a lot of sense. I was just expecting to see some more things like maybe a nest many update certainly a a Google home hub which would now be called The Nest Hub update. I mean they rebranded but those are those devices are getting old. They just did the pixel buds last year. So not required to do an update this year. But what we saw was really a few things around services and entertainment which you know, I think is not. Hey Kristen with this idea of a launch night in I didn't really talk about kovind that much and people being at home and they need more entertainment. But my real question to you, did they spend more time in their interview wage? Mark Ronson and Selena Gomez combined been.
Another Judy pet peeve: texting instead of calling
"My Mom, Judy Graham has a lot of pet peeves. When it comes to tech today, she wants to tell you about her latest I love texting in its place. But when you have to make plans with people and you have lots of questions. And you want to talk to someone and you text them and say, can I call you so that we can discuss it and they say sorry, can't talk now text me I'll answer any question you want. So say you're going to have a meeting and you say, okay, what time do you want to have the meeting the next? The other person says nine thirty and then you say I can't make it at nine thirty I can only make it at ten and then The other person says, okay I can't make it a ten how about eleven now, all this could have been discussed over the phone very easily but back and forth back and forth just doesn't make any sense to me and that is my pet peeve for today many people turned to texting specifically because they say it's easier just to set plans then to pick up the phone. Hi, Judy, how are you? That's good. How's the weather? How's everybody feeling by the way? What time you want? To meet they think that texting is more efficient into that. You say I totally agree I can't stand the phone calls with Hi. Judy? How are you? What's new? How's the weather Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. But when you have a lot of questions, it's much easier to talk on the phone and make plans. That's what I say how often do what are what tell us a little bit about your texting a technique? What is because? You're you're known to test often as well so Why is it? Okay for some of your techs Intel people sort of tests that you like to send to send texts that are one or two words saying hi I'm on my way or I'm here But if there's a lot of questions involved, I do not like texting I love texting for those other reasons but not for that, this may be generational because a lot of young people never make phone calls what he said I say that's absolutely true and again I loved texting. I just don't like texting when we have to make plans and there's like eighty texts back and forth back and forth when it could have all been done in a you know two minutes on the phone. Okay. You heard it here Judy. Graham. With another pet peeve im her son Jefferson Graham I like texting I like email I everything
Google Introduces Several New Products
"Hey It's Jefferson Graham Ula Santa Talking Tech I wanted to fill you in Google introduced a whole bunch of new products today. It's a little confusing what they did because they have two new phones. The cheaper one is the one with the better features the more expensive one not as great. You tell me what just happened the four hundred and ninety nine dollar Pixel for a which is the updated version of the phone that they put out in the summertime. It now connects to the five G. faster wireless networks. And again, five dollars versus seven hundred dollars for the more expensive version. Before has a larger six point two inch screen to the six inch screen on the five. It has a headphone Jack which the five does not have but the five does have a slightly more powerful battery but you tell me five hundred dollars or seven hundred dollars. Meanwhile, I would just get regular pixel for a which cells with three hundred. Fifty dollars five Jesus at least two years away before you're going to see it being really that much faster. Maybe a year I don't know. But what's out there right now is just barely faster than what we're seeing on our other phones. Now, the other big news chrome cast remember chrome cast came out a few years ago. It was a technology that let you plug this device into the back of your TV. And then cast. Media. From your phone or tablet on the TV. Pretty cool. Now, the new version comes with a remote control comes with Google assistant n a menu screen that Google is putting on your TV sets. That is called TV and it will help you navigate it. Find better stuff to watch via Google search will see can't wait to try it out finally remembered the Google home speaker, which was Google's answer to the Amazon Echo. Then they renamed nest this year there is the nest audio hundred dollar higher fidelity speaker competes with Amazon's Echo studio though the echo studios two, hundred dollars this one hundred I just got mine in the mail. And, I will be plugging it in I'll let you know how it sounds. But that is the quick update of what's new in Google land
Cheap TVs for under $300
"For under three hundred dollars. Now I'm Jefferson Graham Ula Santa talking. Tech. If you were to walk into a target best buy or some other big box retailer and you really can't miss them the rows of those large forty, three inch and fifty insets selling for two and a quarter to three hundred dollars. Four K. with built in Roku? SMART TD. Two hundred and twenty five dollars you gotta be kidding me. Well, the sets are usually made by TCL, which has three of the top five on Amazon's TV. Bestseller list or insignia, which is best buys house brand. It has the other two spots on the Amazon Chart, and again, both of them have four K. resolution built in smart TV streaming, and they can showcase programming and HDR which stands for high dynamic range producing brighter richer colors. The best buy sets answer to Alexa while the TCL sets will answer to Alexa or the Google Assistant. So what's the catch? It's minor and it's obvious. The picture quality is not as good as the mid range and more expensive TV's. But I would argue that most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Now if you're sitting right in front of the TV, it's going to look amazing if you're on the left or the right for the far. Away. To look good unless you spend a grand most people don't WanNa, spend a grand they want to spend three hundred dollars that built in streaming player is quite the deal it sounds small, but it's huge. Now, the old way spent twenty five dollars to a hundred dollars for a Roku or Amazon Fire TV stick and connected to an open hd mice slot on the back of the TV. Put Batteries in the road control put the streaming remote control next to the TV remote control. Turn the TV on ADJUSTER HD my settings to streaming. Then pick up the streaming remote access and control the menu. Now the new way
Amazon devices event 2020: What to expect
"Tech writers like Yusa, Today's Jefferson Graham gather in Seattle to be wild by all sorts of alike, said other smart home products This year, it takes the form of a live blogged. But Graham says it'll be full of surprises nonetheless. Last year, it was 75 new products to your report was 90. I mean, it's just it's nonstop in two hours and go on virtual, Graham tells connects, the tech giant will continue capitalizing on our stay at home lifestyle. A lot of new Alexis speakers lot of new talking thing. Last year, it was The talking wall clock. It was the glasses that you talk to Alexa on you before it was two talking Michael wave. I think we'll probably see a new TV from them with built in Zoom. Of course, if you're really what I go big with your online meetings, Microsoft is introduced in 85 inch screen with built in video conferencing, the cost a mere $22,000. Rain pink. Aaah! Next 10 70 news radio. We've been telling you all morning about the closure of the 405 south in the South Bay. Because of this deadly crash
"jefferson graham" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"So they're going to need to do something really cool with that. And you know I, I wanNA see improved video and I want to see your product I wanna see the Webcam built into the television. It seems inevitable to me, but we'll say I will see if they're ready for that yet So certainly next year I would expect to see those maybe this year to. Do Imagine if you had TV with a built in Webcam how that would be it would be I level. and. You wouldn't have to set anything up and you would say a lexical call, Brett, and boom. In a camera would follow you around the room. That's right. Yeah. It sounds like a facebook puerto it sounds like baseball portal which needs to go into the to my, which is separate unit which needs to plug in the wall and a separate remote control and and you're you're you're inviting facebook into your home the minute you know I did a a poll the other day. A. Few months ago and the minute after I did it. They said, you know the person I did it with you should be in contact with that person you should find out what he's doing. Let him hear from you. It was the same facebook nudging. Kidding me I'm, not kidding. Geez. They can't get out of their own way. Yeah. Its up point It's all about optimizing the engagement rate. So I guess they don't want they Jefferson Graham. This has been wonderful. Thank you for the preview for the Amazon Alexa product which is coming. In one week I think it's the twenty, four twenty. Yes it's on Thursday morning the twenty four Thursday morning the twenty, th Thursday morning West Coast time. So yeah hopefully, we'll be able to get back together and DO A. Up to see what actually happened but thank you for your little preview. I. Will Not Be sitting next to you like I was last year but I'll be there in spirit. You wish you were sitting next to me last year because I was front row center and I had the best photos of anybody. Oh, did I sit right behind you at a you're a couple behind me. Well the year before I was next to you. Yes this is this is Joe. Thanks a lot jeff okay bye bye. That was fun to Jefferson's perspective on what to expect from Amazon. This week, you can fall Jefferson Graham on twitter at Jefferson Graham also check out his columns in USA Today and the talking tech podcast, which are typically five minutes long perfect length tidbit of bite sized update on what's going on in tech. Every day I'm reconcile your host the voice by podcasts you can find on the twitter at sell up until next week, join me and reading voice spot data every day I. Hope you enjoyed this extra episode? We might even get a short follow up post event. Stay tuned..
"jefferson graham" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"By nation. This is your host, Brechin Selah and I have an extra episode for you today a couple of days ago. Few journalists were invited to a livestream on September twenty fourth for. Twenty twenty product launch. So Amazon has had a product launch event the past three years in late September in two, thousand, eighteen and twenty thousand nine the opportunity to attend the event in the spheres at Amazon's headquarters both years. It was about ninety minutes long for a nonstop series of announcements. Well, this is twenty twenty and there aren't any in person events anymore, but there will be a livestream the last two years, Jefferson Graham, and I had the opportunity to sit down after the event recorder impressions about the announcements last year there were over seventy of them right after we received the notification this year, just a couple of days ago jeff and. I were speaking about what to expect for twenty twenty. I hit record share the thoughts with you Jefferson. Graham. Is the leading consumer tech journalists in the US has been a technology columnist for USA Today for the past twenty years before that spent several years as tech editor for Hollywood reporter in addition to being a columnist. Jeffords. The weekly talking tech newsletter and more impressively has published more than fifteen hundred episodes of the talking tech podcast which records every day and at its as well. Next up what to expect Amazon's big product launch of that for twenty twenty along with a discussion about how the twenty nineteen products panned out. Let's get started. Okay. I'm excited to be here with Jefferson Graham from USA Today I. Guess This is sort of an annual activity for us or maybe it's by maybe it's biannual we tend to get together at CBS as well. Don't Jefferson we do but. not this January maybe the same way maybe over skype, we'll do it. So what we're talking about today is next Thursday upcoming, which is the I've already forgotten what it is. It's the twenty fourth. We're going to be on a special. Video Circuit with the Amazon Alexa team talking about their annual product launch now is couple of years. We've had really an extraordinary number of announcements. I think two years ago. There were something like forty, three or four. I thought was seventy-five last year was seventy five right I thought seventy five was two years ago Oh seventy dollars wouldn't have maybe last year eighty. There was a lot. Yeah. Cow. Like every little thing as an announcement. So there's A wall plug was in announcement. That's that is a physical device. I'll give them credit for that I. mean that's like something I. Think I think. Something like fifteen ish products have been coming out every year more than ten and then they have all these other services has new features for Alexa the come out. Now, what I WANNA do first before we get into what's coming is I want to take a look back about what we saw last year and let's give it a great. So my recollection is last year you said the echo dot with clock was going to be the breakout success of the show. Because it was the cheapest product. Cheapest I haven't seen a lot of action on it if you. It was actually sold out a lot last Christmas so it was very hard to get. Okay. Speaking of hard to get the other one that that cut a lot of headlines was alexina glasses was the echo frame and they said it was a Beta test and you had to be invited in and I just checked the website and you still have to be invited in a year later. Absolutely. Well, so you're jumping ahead and because I did WANNA talk about the three interesting hardware things were echo buds, echo frames, and Lou. Let's talk about echo frames and echo loop because those were the day one additions I know people that have had They've gone on the waiting list and they've got the Beta product for both of those. I'm not hearing very positive feedback on it I. Think People think it's Maybe, an interesting novelty for a few days but nothing that you would use long-term too many shortcomings. Surprises you know you know they never sent me a review unit because I guess since it wasn't available for folks they didn't want to do that my friend Jeff Fowler at the Washington Post, I guess got got an invite and spent the money and got some glasses and he was not a big Fan. I don't feel the need to to be talking to Alexis. I, walked down the street. I could always talk talk to Siri which I really do so. Every time I've tried to glasses thing it's always been a distraction. Yes I can understand that I don't think they tend to have very good sound quality of the ones that I've tried. I've I've only tried the echo frames for a very brief period of time and a noisy room so I won't I won't say. I was in that same room with you. Thank you. Probably, you're probably right next to me listen to the echo buds or something like that. But the I'm not sure that there's anything special there we saw that Bose is actually stepping back they. They're not getting rid of their frames concept, but are stepping back in terms of how they're going to support it. It's going to be much more of A. Of a mundane just audio only solution that's so much to way I i. think there's a question you bring it up this idea you don't need to be talking to Alexa when you're walking down the street. And when you are talking walking down the street, there might be another assistant that would be worthwhile talking because maybe you WanNa, make a phone call or you want to respond to a text message or you want to open your music APP. I'm not sure that Alexis really well set up for that. Yeah. I mean the only thing you'd really want to do is say what time is it How do I get somewhere? What's the weather and play the song for me and those are all things that Siri or the Google assistant do really well and I I would argue that anybody who had by the frames already has a smartphone you know, right? Imagine not having a smartphone and they could pull that phone out an ask Ed if not, all these nobody's going to see them but the airports. So many people have them in their ear and they could ask way as well. So like the pro better than the old air pods. Air PODGY. Said fit very well, they didn't stay in my ear, but the airports pro do and I think they sound great. Okay Yeah. Do better than any other but I've tried. Okay. Now, have you tried the go budge just at Amazon's product launch or if you've tried them in like a review CAPAC-. No have them here and I thought this sounded good but but the airport pro. Some great. Okay. So I'm interested in talking to you about the Echo Bud since you've spent some time on that one of the things that I noticed I actually I was thinking about picking a pair up because they did not send me a copy of those. but I was a little hesitant because you don't what they have a three point seven star rating on Amazon, which I think is maybe or certainly close to the lowest of the Alexa based products or the Alexa promoted products that they have Does that surprise you that it's only three point seven when a lot of their other products are four and a half to five surprising but I don't put stock into reviews I. Think a lot of people just bent and You know I as I say I think most of I don't WanNA use the word fake but I'm skeptical about a lot a lot of the reviews particularly buds for the last I. Look they're one hundred, twenty dollars. Or. Maybe even less, there's a pretty good price for what you're getting. Yeah I, think they're an excellent price for what you're getting. I would say that the Samsung Galaxy Buds at one thirty I think they're both one twenty nine Samsung Galaxy buds if I looked this up, I think I've got a number here therefore point four, five and the echo buds are a three point seven out of five they both have about ten thousand reviews on Amazon and so the law large numbers would suggest, yes there's a lot of probably ridiculous people in there. But then there's a lot of regular people even more that you know we would want their crowdsourcing opinion. So it seems to me that if they're going to. If they think the echo buds are important that there's a likelihood that this might be one of the new products. We see this week and upgrade because it seems to it doesn't meet their standard because.
Unpacking the Apple Watch/iPad event
"Hey Everyone Jefferson Graham Herr hockey tech. I'm here with my friend Richton Bureau Rich on tech from KTLA. And rich and I have been covering Abbas events for years, there was a new one today it was virtual it was very polished. They went off to show new apple watches new subscription services to new IPADS and Gosh. Rich I felt it was missing so much. Don't fill the excitement that we normally feel how about you well, I think you're right it was it. was rushed. It was very fast and there was something that was missing. I'm not sure what it was but I think that apple knows that everyone really cares about the iphone the most and when it's not iphone, they wanted to sort of downplay the excitement. That's the way I fell. So we got a lot of stuff, but everyone's still wants to know about the IPHONE. Now we got a lot of stuff. They didn't talk about the new iphone because it's delayed until October mid October could be as late as November. So they wanted to talk about the watch and the IPAD and I could give it give you the one hour event in two sentences. It's two new IPADS that are have more powerful chips in there faster than ever. It's a new watch that that can check your blood oxygen and a cheaper watch for two seventy nine. That's in-between the the watch him twenty seventeen, and the the new introduced to new subscription services for fitness and for everything that they do and Iowa's fourteen tomorrow there's an hour. Good I'm impressed but here's the biggest news. So so yes, that is the big headlines, but then you have to unpack everything and that's what takes time going through all the little features that apple mentioned all the things that they said, all the things that they did not say, but to me, I think one of the biggest growth places for apple will be the new. Apple. Watch family setup, which allows you to as a parent. You use your iphone to set up a child's Apple Watch and this is very important Jefferson because apple does not want to set. The Apple Watch free because what would that do? That would enable people to have an Apple Watch with any phone they want and they want to keep people on the apple ecosystem. So this new family setup allows a parent to set up the watch for their child. So you're still SORTA tethered, but they can grow a lot of apple watch sales for parents buying these for their kids. Now, we've sat in the audience and we've enthused and we've had a really good time covering these events for several years. Would we have gotten more out of today if it'd been live? I. Think. So I think we would have I mean number one you get to go hands on with the gadget afterwards that's always a nice plus You know you're in the audience I I don't think it moves quite as fast when it's in person and I'm sitting here in front of at least one, two, three, four screens and it was tough for me to. Keep up with this and it's tough to kind of reference things. They mentioned the IPAD mistakenly said, it was the IPAD seven generation when it's the eighth generation I, mean, how do you keep track of all these things and some of these things are so nuanced like how do you describe what the new IPAD is like I mean it's just faster. I mean. That's really You know I don't know it's like it's tough sometimes to kind of really pinpoint what is better about these devices many of them are evolution at this point. And of course, they've been saying that every every device they come out with this faster for years I never thought the I pat slow, but I don't play a lot of games on it well, and I think that it sometimes the apps do take more I mean my kids are still I look these things do last a long time and when people ask about apple versus other products and they made a big deal today to to pinpoint the ipad being faster than a windows laptop being re much faster than an android. Tablet and way faster than a
Apple debuts discount watch, but no new iPhones ... yet
"Get ready for some new apple products. The tech giant will unveil new versions of some old products on Tuesday and potentially show off some new ones do, but it's going to be the first apple product reveal without its usual audience. Instead, the event will feature prerecorded demos spread out over a couple of hours. There will be new IPADS and Apple Watch additions and possibly air pod over the ear headphones plus Apple's take on a Bluetooth key finder, but there won't be any new. IPHONES. They'll be unveiled next month Jefferson Graham from USA Today's talking tech podcast as more. Let's start with the IPAD basically a higher end better looking newer IPAD air. This is the product that sells for five hundred dollars as opposed to the three hundred and twenty nine dollars entry level or the eight hundred dollar ipad pro analysts expect an edge to edge display minus a home button and something. I'm pretty excited about touch ID, which is where you press the home button instead of using face id but touch ID will be on one of the buttons on the side of the unit I hate face I It never works for me, and of course, anybody with the mask knows it doesn't work for them either. So I think this is pretty cool the Apple Watch series six it's expected to be more about software than hardware with a more powerful processing chip it's expected to be able to detect blood oxygen levels and watch users could get an improved electrocardiogram feature to check heart rate. No that the roster currently is three, ninety nine for the series five and one, ninety, nine for this series three. So I think series three is going to be replaced with a lower end watch and can't wait to see what series six all about otherwise analysts think. We might see some new over the ear headphones Cold Air POD studio along with the long rumored apple tags, which again is apple's clone of the tile. Bluetooth key tractor tile was. Really popular about two years ago and sort of lost its Mojo. So it'll be interesting to see what happens
Apple's September Event: No Crowds and Likely No iPhone
"The show for more. Everyone Jefferson Graham, talking tech, and you know were here in the middle of September and you know what that means. It's time for apple to have event to wow us with new products except this year. The event is not going to feature the IPHONE. The event is going to feature updates on IPADS and Apple Watch editions possibly era pod over the year a headphone an apples take on the tile bluetooth key finder I don't think it's going to have the same sort of pizzazz without the iphone but you know what we're GonNA end up with is to apple events one in. Mid September another in October, which will preview the new iphone which has been delayed due the the pandemic. Let me tell you what analysts expect to see start. Let's start with the IPAD basically a higher end better looking newer IPAD. This is the product that sells for five hundred dollars as opposed to the three hundred, twenty, nine dollars entry level, the eight hundred dollar ipad pro. ANA analysts expect an edge to edge display minus a home button and something that I'm pretty excited about touch ID with where you press the home button instead of using face id but touch ID will be on one of the buttons on the side of the unit I hate face id it never works for me, and of course, anybody with the mask no, it doesn't work for them either so I think this is pretty cool. The Apple Watch series six it's expected to be more about software than hardware with a more powerful processing chip it's expected to be able to detect blood oxygen levels and watch users could get an improved electrode cardiogram feature to check heart rate. Noted the roster currently is three, ninety, nine for the series five and one, ninety, nine for this series three. So I think series three is going to be replaced with a lower
Amazon is hiring 33,000 new employees with an average compensation package worth $150,000
"You looking for work? Well, Amazon is hiring they're looking for thirty three thousand workers for corporate intech roles with average pay of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars sounds pretty good right? I'm Jefferson Graham. You're listening to talking tech. You know that there've been so many casualties from the pandemic but as I found out when I visited the local ups store today, the ups store had so many boxes waiting to be. Picked up and brought away, I'd say about five times more than average Amazon said that its corporate intent jobs will be centered around Amazon's offices around the country including Denver New York, Phoenix, and the hometown headquarters. In Seattle, the new hires work from home at first but you know Amazon they're going to expect you to show up at the office eventually write this down on September Sixteenth Amazon is going to have an online career fair. To collect resumes and give people a chance to talk to a recruiter. So even if you're not looking for work seriously one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, a year is really good money. You can find out more by going to this website www dot amazon career day dot com.
Amazon wants to hire 33K new workers
"Hey. Gang. Are you looking for work? Well, Amazon is hiring they're looking for thirty three thousand workers for corporate intech roles with average pay of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars sounds pretty good. Right? I'm Jefferson, Graham you're listening to talking tech. You know that there've been so many casualties from the pandemic but as I found out when I visited the local ups store today, the ups store had so many boxes waiting to be. Picked up and brought away, I'd say about five times more than average Amazon said that its corporate intent jobs will be centered around Amazon's offices around the country including Denver. New York Phoenix and the hometown headquarters in Seattle. The new hires work from home at first. But you know Amazon they're going to expect you to show up at the office eventually write this down on September Sixteenth Amazon is going to have an online career fair. To collect resumes and give people a chance to talk to a recruiter. So even if you're not looking for work seriously one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, a year is really good money. You can find out more by going to this website www dot Amazon career day dot com
"jefferson graham" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Okay so it's an a day on talkie text chatting red-green is GonNa Grill Jefferson Graham. I'm in Los Angeles and Shannon is in the Washington DC area. That's right we're both quarantining. So Jefferson I've been thinking of you under these quarantine conditions. I just know that you're a person who is constantly out taking video photographs. Interviewing people podcast. How have you been holding up in just about six weeks? Quarantine Rough I. I went out last week And I went to the beach and I photographed and I got a lot of grief from my mother and my wife on it but I really wanted to. Just get out again. The idea was that I started this little video project of just pictures of waves period. Just waves no talking no music nothing but waves and I read the two beaches rope and so I went down and photograph them to mice shock. There were hundreds of people. They're having a good time mid week. So that's not the image that we've been been told but I really missed out there with a camera and I can't wait to do more of it and and sit in a restaurant that's what I want more than anything else. Yeah it's been really difficult for a lot of people and I think it's probably I wanted to know if he felt a little concerned or how you were feeling when you were taking the picture to the people on that really crowded breach. What was it like for you emotionally? It was I thought there it is you know and But I stood far enough away that I wasn't getting very close. The football game through me seeing those about fifteen young boys playing football tackle football on the beach did not seem like the wisest thing in the world to do right gotten into wanting to be attacked journalists. And what was your first assignment but had a huge impact on you in the world attack reporting. So it's a two fold question will first of all remember that when I was thirteen. I got my first camera and my first guitar. So that that set me down the path and I've always been into new technology. I was one of the first to have a VCR so thirteen hundred dollars. I spent for VCR and loved every minute of it because I was a TV fanatic. A Mazer and so I covered td for many years here USA Today before I covered TV. I covered the birth of home video of at the Hollywood reporter. So I I was the cable. Tv video editor and so is in detect. They are on all laser discs in all the new things and so I said I got tired of covering TV. There was a beat open for covering tech. I raised my hand from the first day. I did something. I don't remember what the article was but I knew that was it and that was twenty years ago and you've never looked back. Never looked back some of the highlights was going to interview the founders of Google. At at a time that I was so comfortable in my body that I went to the interview in green shorts in Orange. T shirt something today. That's fantastic worry about your fashion show. I want hear more about your fashion choices in those early years Well there was no video camera. Running Didn't care now. Now it's always a a plane shirts but naps Yup. A t-shirt just doesn't cut it. I think that's right. Yeah I I was on zoom call in time in quarantine where someone was presenting an award to a colleague of Mine and they were wearing sweatshirt and right. Now I'm just wearing a t shirt so I'm not WanNa talk but it is. I think it's still important to dress a certain way. When you're on a zoom call. Yeah I would agree dress for success. Totally totally so Shannon Rate Green Washington D. C. Actually Virginia.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on KXNT NewsRadio 840 AM
"Pac resolutions Jefferson Graham personal technology columnist at USA today has some tips on how to take hold of your digital life in twenty twenty just start with passwords well first of all all the hacker needs is one password to get in and then that's it in most people unfortunately you have the same password every website so it sounds horrible but you need a different password for everywhere you go just to protect yourself if you want to get hacked go to keep on doing one two three four five what you need to change your password different password every website and then you say well I can't remember them see you cry to a password manager which automatically import them for you when you go to the site and then you have to remember one master password at the password manager because they're all encrypted rights if you use like a dash lane or last pass you you enter all your current passwords into that is that what works and then well when you set it up yeah you you do that but then you never have to type the password again once once you've got the set up yeah so for instance you don't want to use what public wifi at a hotel in court because somebody can hack into the into you which means all of it I can't buy anything on Amazon I can't book of hell and ticket well you actually can you can use the wifi with your password manager because you're not actually typing in the information the hot wired or the Amazon it's just yeah this is going through without your typing in the digits so there's no way for the hacker yep I like when your suggestions to hear about video taping interviews with loved ones that's that's not one that normally comes up on some of these you know digital to do lists in the new year with our wide you bring I'm real big on it because my late father I spent the last day of his life interviewing them finally he finally agreed to do it and I drove away and then to everyone's surprise you talk to expect so thought it out it had a you know I've I've got that our and I can play it back and if the if it goes beyond memory but that that you know it's just the easiest thing in the world to do to preserve memories everybody has the phone in the pocket everyone has an amazing camera and you know a ten dollar try to cut a catchment and use your your there yeah that's all you're not not to probe too much did you asked like a like deep questions like funny stuff for June mix what to do with them it was part one of our what I thought was going to be a temp Carter who was just on it on his early career wow that's fascinating reasoning with Jeff Graham personal technology columnist at USA today also host of a podcast called talking tech and he's written a piece entitled you're twenty twenty checklist six steps to a safer digital life which put together with regards to subscriptions well you know we all have more and more subscriptions because that's how internet companies make money and most of us forget what we're subscribing to and we don't even know what we're subscribing to so I would recommend making a list yeah if you're actually looking or using any of the services you check your credit card bills as well as a great way to find out who's being you and then start weaving in and out I heard them I subscribe to Disney plot on the first day to find out if I could actually get a good politically or having problem and as good as the post is I haven't looked at them in there are other people who play looking at all the time but for whatever reason I'm not looking at it there's no reason for me to pay seven dollars a month for the Intel I'm ready to start looking why are why clear out your phone apps they're really huge most people thought they they want that big in the beginning but they have gotten bigger and bigger and bigger but many people listening to your show right now have phones that only have sixteen gigabytes of memory that's what they used to have the newer concepts sixty they started sixty four but with the fifteen giga byte phone your operating system is half of that you're taking high resolution photos videos that you see up your space and then the apps up Facebook could be a gigabyte Hitchcock could be a half a gigabyte go to general settings and look at what you're using and then hi well why do I have to factor in the first place if again like a Christian if I'm not using it let's get rid of it thanks Jeff Jefferson Graham personal technology columnist at USA today thirty minutes.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Is Jefferson Graham personal technology columnist at USA today just start with the basics right give her formal and they're kind of fun you talk to it you ask a question you have the play music you can operate your smart home based on one of the speakers you can operate your TV I I'm fully because all over the place I'm using force more and more and you know there's I believe it I believe the dot with Amazon best selling product in twenty eighteen and I don't see that changing this year either because of her teeth and people are going on with them yeah you have at least three of the smart speakers right I mean I I would do you use certain ones for certain activities well you know I'm a tech reviewer thought got stuff all over the place okay so Google one that I've got I have the best hub map which is a video version and is basically a beautiful digital photo frame ten inch photo frame occasionally I ask questions to play music that is primarily a photo frame in the video your I love that that one sold for two twenty nine go I believe for the holidays support the bill to pick it up to about one seventy five one of my wife lived on the Alexa in the house I'm sorry for that love because a look that just hurt me my wife live on the Amazon echo speaker to play the radio and I also have an Amazon enable television so that is really great you know what that is Amazon turn off turn on the TV Amazon switched eight three of my one of pick a specific show on Netflix those are all great and a third there's you know there's nothing you can really make one after that because you know it just save you some steps nobody knows where the remote control is the nobody knows with all the buttons are so that was pretty cool one you can do your TV too but not not in the same way not as user friendly as Amazon so do you find that these smart speakers make your life I I should ask this from a non tech reviewer stand point for the rest of us do these smart speakers make lives easier or just more entertaining well I think that but the the remote control situation I just gave you that made that makes quite up better that that's easier because we don't know whether motive and if you get to do that and use that that that's a wonderful thing I have a friend who has a full smart home in every night you said you know look to turn off the lights and bowl Merrick does I haven't gone that far yet I played with the spotlight clicking to pretty expensive and not worth the effort yeah well my friend with a good good for let me tell you about the car so I have a little do that called eco auto hours you plug into the cigarette lighter you get the charge two phones at the same time and your great Alexis at the car so I'm driving along and I say well left so late Chaka Khan I want to listen to the great singer or whatever whatever right and now I'm not looking at the phone I'm not I'm not dealing with the bottom just driving along I'm saying like Gordon deal and hopefully it gets it right in the quiet camp that unit is not there yet it to where it should be but that was the that's the product they used more often than anything else this year because I'm in the car right in it and what it doesn't do it doesn't give you voice directions which is bad it should be doing what it can do is say call cordon and it will call Gordon and now I have Bluetooth in the car fifty dollars that was a great thought there's a first time by the way that Shaka Kahn and Gordon deal have been used in the same sentence for the record Jefferson Graham from USA today twelve minutes now in.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"For them to head over to all right so real easy YouTube dot com slash Jefferson Graham a love that one you can go to my blog which is blog dodge Jefferson Graham dot com you can go to my website which Jefferson Graham dot com or dot net either one Levin's Levin easy and of course a link to all those places in the the description for this youtube video as well as in the show notes for the podcast so in there goes my phone right off the desk so I want to switch to the loom ix for my Webcam shots because yours look so crisp and beautiful. Do you like that look at that. That is the yeah that is as long as we're talking cameras. That is a loomis g h four with a what is it the you go ahead on there. I think that's a fifteen. No it's the twelve to thirty five to eight lanes on okay. Are you lit or natural. Oh no I'm Lippman. I am oh you mean the lighting. Oh No is these these are two El Gato key lights so go to El I'm Lippman. I am oh you mean the lighting. Oh No is these these are two El Gato key lights so go to El Gado dot com and check out the key lights. They're amazing so I'm natural window light right now yeah now I I need. I record all times of day and night so I need consistent lighting being all the time and this is a green screen behind me just to see inside baseball. They screen Liga that everything I learned about interviewing. I learned from this new. Course Oh look at that. You'RE GONNA plug my course. I love it. I love it how to interview like you know. What I really like? Is Your your data. That gets sent out is better than than that. Ask questions because I think a lot of people know how to ask questions. It's had a book and and how to set set everything up on time you send out the sheet and you say fill it in name a show. What are we gonNA talk about putting the links? You do all the easy work because I mean I've interviewed so many people that come to the party. They're not sure what they're going to say but if you fill out this form you know what you're GonNa say Yeah Yeah Yeah you got the sky you got. The topic of the interview got all their links everything to do. The interview is ready before you even do the interview. That's that's the point and that comes from the you know just having a lot of interviews to to do right and trying to use technology smartly to automate processes. One of the best little system is the racine and I'd like to copy it from you a please do copy it and asked me if you have any questions. I'm happy to answer so good thank you I mean he's a lot from Jefferson in grab. Yeah there's a lot of trial and error and Banzai work on that system getting things getting things going but I bet you don't have people show up and when you ask them a question about something and they go well and they just they don't know what to say yeah. They've had to write it out. I've already asked them what you want to talk about for the most part and it's just bullets <hes> you know we can go in different directions like we didn't talk about Casper mattresses. You know in the in the pre interview questions but we went in that direction a little bit so before we go. Can I pull the guitar for second yeah. Please go one second. That's not far away all right so this is a this week in photo. I Jefferson Jefferson Graham U._S._A.. Today talking tech and podcast Guy Youtube Youtuber extraordinaire is going to serenade US seemed to be in tune <music> <music> so Frederick e minor yeah <music> burn. I love it. I love that you could just pick up a guitar. E minor in you're going. I love it all right. I'm going to Be Ping you on which guitar to buy something. I want to write and play some blues. <music> plays out key playing we interview regular all Right Ladies Gentlemen. You heard them here first Mister Jefferson Graham jamming.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"On main street and we went around town so it's a road trip. It's a photo walk and it's showing you know we. We showed her hidden spots. which is really some beauts so you you know I think it's a service if you're ever going to go there and if you're not you might watch it and say hey maybe I should go there that that was the the idea as well? I've as I'm sure you have I've driven through Morrow Bay. <hes> stopped for an hour or two this time I was there for two and a half days and I really got into it and when you do that you really find out what the town is all about and hopefully that comes through in the video yeah yeah another friend was telling me the said something similar that you can't really know a place unless you've spent some time there you know so in the he was saying like live there. You have to like literally in order to understand the people in the culture and all that and like you said like most of the places I visited even in California have been hey. I'M GONNA go there for the day and hang out and then I'm in traffic trying to get home at the at the end of that you have you. Have you have to at least stay overnight. 'cause you get your sunset at night and then you have to wake up early in the morning to pick up your time lapse of the of the early morning my favorite time lapse APPs was actually in Santa Barbara. I've done a lot of the water going the sun going the water but Santa Barbara. I did the county courthouses which is one of the great buildings. It's you know hundreds and hundreds of years old and I just sat there watching the light the light go over the building. It wasn't the sun but just the light in. I you know it's great experience and I would recommend it anybody into time lapse. Bring something to read because you'll be there for a long time exactly exactly so okay so let's let's continue that that that train of thought for a minute having done you know dozens and dozens of ease over fifty what are some learnings for for that other than scouting the area and staying overnight what some other learnings that you've picked up on how to deal with locals goals and how to approach them. Do you WANNA approach them so you have a plan in mind like what what are some some ideas for people that are watching this will the first thing I do is I go to the tourism board or anywhere where they sell postcards and I pick up the the literature and I look at their take on the best pictures so where where what are they showing off. So when were they photographed in the usual theme is they're all done in the morning or the all done in the evening period. When we're we were in Madrid? Every shot was done at nighttime. There's nothing done in a day so that gives you a good idea of what what you're up for and I suppose I could.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Longtime journalist. I've been writing for U._S._A.. Day For years multimedia photography I'm also a podcast her so I I do a daily podcast. Call Talking Tech which you've been on thank you Frederick and I covered technology and my passion is photography Yeah Guitar Playing Guitar playing. I used some episodes where you managed to squeeze in your guitar play. Yeah and I have a complete youtube channel. Put on my guitar videos up there as well all right so here's a here's a segue or a non sequitur. If someone wanted to learn how to play guitar what would be their first step knowing that they have never even picked up a guitar but never strummed guitar or wherever they go they would well. There's millions of videos on Youtube of people teaching but you'd WanNa learn some basic chords g would be the easiest court to learn. It doesn't hurt the fingers F. would be the one that hurts <hes> so A. G. C. E. corridas pretty easy in e minor. Chord is real easy because it's two fingers so you just want to start learn. Do you play at all no I don't that's why I'm asking that was my that was the hidden question. I have about eight guitars to the side of me so I'll bring one over before we say goodbye awesome awesome yeah yeah you could play a few bars. That'd be great so let's dive into it so we know who you are. We know you love doing photo walks. Which is why I wanted to talk to you today? Well I wanNA talk to you always catch up but the the photo walk project that you're working on like you said you are basically acting as sort of the advanced team and going out to cool places and scouting out and and so that in recording it so when people travel there they don't have to sort of figure it out from scratch and they know exactly where to go. What was the genesis of this idea? Was it just like an epiphany that you woke up. One Nine said you know I need to do this or was it something else I was in Japan. I made a travel video about Osaka and Kobe and I showed it to my friend and he said good footage but you didn't offer any photo tips. Why didn't you offer any photo tips and I said I know is as well? Don't you think people would like to hear from you on that and I said Okay Billy Sleep. That's how you feel. I'll go out and make one with photo tips. I went to Hollywood Boulevard. I did twenty minutes on how to shoot the various icons that we all go to when we go to Hollywood boulevard. I had a good time and people seem to like it so I kept on going at it. That was about a year and a half ago. I've done over fifty of these since fifty. It's amazing congratulations. That's a buying work and it's it's not easy and with with it being a photo walk and I've watched a couple of these each one out of those fifty or over fifty. There's a crowd of people with you has no no no does it. Is it walking around taking the viewer on a photo walk okay now in some of the episodes I'd done though I've been meeting up with with other photographers in going off with them. So I just was in <hes> Portugal where I met the great local photographer Josie Manual Santos in he showed US hidden Porto. I did Postcard Porto and then met up with him to do the hidden spots. That was fascinating Lotta Fun. We went to places I I didn't I had no idea about so you know he was the show lending his expertise there and then in Morro Bay California which is on the Central California coast. I met up with ginger noon Zeo who was a local. Local photographers got. She has a storefront on main street and we went around town so it's a road trip. It's a photo walk and it's showing you know we. We showed her hidden spots. which is really some beauts so you you know I think it's a service if you're ever going to go there and if you're not you might watch it and say hey maybe I should go there that that was the the idea as well?.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"In this episode I'm interviewing the famous or infamous Mister Jefferson Graham <music> welcome back to their episode of this weekend photo. I am your host Frederik van Johnson today the distinct pleasure of sitting down with my friend. Someone who I can say is a longtime friend Mister Jefferson Graham you may they know him from his many projects photo walks U._S._A.. Today etc etc this guy is all over the place and he is gracing our presence today to talk about photo walks in photography with US Jefferson Graham welcome to the show man how you doing Frederick. Thank thank you so much. Of course we'll have to mention that we go back to being both kicked out of a shoot together. That's how we met you. We have to talk about that right so this is back when I was at adobe. I think I was at adobe back then but you were talking light room yeah we're talking about light room. We came down to your your areas someplace Manhattan beach or someplace yeah Manhattan beach the Shade Hotel Yeah we go to this hotel and tell us what happened. Jefferson we just we were having lunch so we pulled out the tripod and we started setting up an interview and they came over to you can do an interview in our restaurant so we did the interview on a street corner. We showed them and if we looked yet. It came out perfect so it was really fun now. That was good. I totally forgot about that. Yeah that was back with light room. Three three or something are two or somewhere Jeez. I'm aging myself like rings on a tree software releases but we're both still using light room yeah yeah for now. I'm still using room. Let's talk about that a little bit so but before we dive into going to I would really want to dive in get the scoop on the photo walks and stuff that you're doing a lot of buzz around that video series on Youtube where I take people out <hes> I invite them to come with me to great places and show to where the best buds are photograph before they go there so that when they get there it's laid out for them. That's what I want to talk about so well. We're going to dive into that before we do that. They'll tell us give us the the the southern California <hes> party cocktail pitch about who Jefferson Graham is when somebody walks up to you and you're like hey what do you do what he say okay longtime photographer writer videomaker and what I'm not doing that guitarist. That's so right longtime journalist. I've been writing for U._S._A.. Day For years multimedia photography I'm also a podcast her so I I do a daily podcast..
"jefferson graham" Discussed on Talking Tech
"This is jefferson graham of the usa that you're listening to talking tech as you listen i of finally packed my bag for consumer electronics show in las vegas the annual four way into a smorgasbord of the latest gadgets india's most i will be podcasting i will be making videos old he taking photos of writing articles i'll be blocking you name it i'll be doing it i'll be carrying a backpack from seven a m every day until ten or eleven pm at night and i've got to have all mike gear with me all day long the goal this year is to be lighter than last year i had so much stuff on my back i had to go to a chiropractor four six weeks to recover so people always get a kick out of what's in my back so let's go down the list i get a peek designed backpack an everyday pack back it's one of the larger ones will start with the matt book pro can't go anywhere without my laptop it's a fifteen inch laptop we got microphones i got two sony lab microphones that's lapel microphones i've got a samson handheld mike bibby plugs into the iphone wirelessly the a little dude add that goes into the lighting port it's probably my favorite microphone the sound is great now i want to shoot as much video on the iphone as i can this year because it's so much simpler and lighter but the lighting at the las vegas convention center is really pour so the trick is how do you get a light on top of your iphone well i jimmy to a selfie stick a little compact selfie stick with a little cube light this offer eighty dollars uh the the rechargeable via michael usb in a taped it to the top of the selfie stick we'll see how that goes i also have a beautiful new camera a sony a7 are three with a thirty five millimeter to eight lens it's light it's beautiful and i hope to shoot as much as i can on that as well we'll see which one works i've got a portable harddrive i got all.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on Talking Tech
"But you have found dead is amazing new adenine camera inexpensive but bath knitting pv technology that produced the fastest part of bogus like yet to see in the smallest professional grade camera deduct come across in bed news alert the camera cost forty five hundred dollars for starters i know it's pricey but let me tell you about it anyway i'm jefferson graham at usa today and you are listening to talking tech as long time listeners the show no i been enamored with sony's innovation in cameras for many years the company is the distant number three two cannon and nikon but in terms of breakthroughs sony just rolls over them sony's the company that makes the image sensors found on most smartphones including the iphone in samsung galaxy and most dsl ours from cannon and nikon as well the company doesn't lead in audio or television like it once did but in cameras it is found ways to make bodies that are smaller lighter easier to operate and aeges outperformed the competition in low light the a seven astrom 2013 broke the low light barrier now the a9 does it with speed the camera is marketed the sports photographers for its rapid fire twenty frames a second shooting i brought the camera long to a bike race where cyclists were barreling around the corner and with my finger down on the twenty frames a second shudder i was able to get really sharp shots at less than a splitsecond without having to worry about missing anything and that's great prefer me it all comes down to the focus shooting us smartphones is easy everything is always in focus but when you graduate to a professional camera where the image chip is twenty times the size and thus potentially way sharper fast focus can be a challenge it takes a lot of practice and skill the keep up especially at a sporting event where people are moving all over the place.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Today's episode of talking tech is brought to you by zip the company where you can post your job to 100plus job sites with one click zip recruiter has a special offer for talking tech listener so stay tuned to hear all about it here why i emerging one more time kids despite will you just heard alexa kids not all mine one one google home to knock calm i said don't try this next time a thief has invaded your home and has gone your face please i'm jefferson graham at usa today and you're listening to talking tech earlier this week we spoke about the mysterious case of new mexico woman who cried for her amazon elixir personal assistant to save her from a domestic violence situation the sheriff thanked alexa for saving her despite alexa being program not to call 911 due to regulatory issues amazon spoke out informing the sheriff he was dead wrong in many publications followed up including usa today the sheriff gave a press conference to address the controversy on facebook but unfortunately he appears to be technology challenged oon other question on was asked by jefferson graham why he merely alexa call 911 when lesson can't komen one and he tried it we know that the technology itself cannot do me a call we don't know if it's paired with another device or the configuration of iasi's who networth vince possible so we would like to try it after navy of whom have more time but it's a splint.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything the iphone is ten years old this year happy birthday iphone let's face it you have been the most groundbreaking life changing device of our generation i'm jefferson graham with usatoday you're listening to talking tack remember ten years ago when we walked down the street looking ahead baking i contact with each other restaurants in how we left work at the office will were always on now thank you iphone twenty four seven for the good bad and ugly it was on january nine th the old macworld conference where the leach steve jobs announced a new device it was a phone it was internet communicator and it was also an ipod macworld was taking place at the same time as the consumer electronics show it sucked all the air out of the us the iphone was all anyone wanted to talk about i remember because i was there there had been attempts had socalled smartphones by palm with the trail and nokia but all were really clunky and hard to use the iphone released in june two thousand seven was the first one the got it right and consumers responded buying over one billion iphones it now represents over twothirds of apples revenue apple sold over two hundred million iphones last year that compares to say ten million amazon echo speakers were twenty million microsoft xboxes as you can see there is a massive gap the iphones changed dramatically since the beginning its larger thinner less clunky and that whole phone internet ipod thing well that's long been forgotten now it's a phone a camera in a communicator away to be in touch socially it's an app machine the iphone gave birth number ways instagram snapchat in so many of the other apps debt we frankly couldn't live with out.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on Talking Tech
"For the video you're not going to be able to hold the phone steady for an extended period of time it just doesn't happen i i recommend a tripod you can buy a tripod adapter for your phone for about ten dollars you can buy cheap tripod for about twenty five bucks you could buy a selfie stick put the phone in there in rested against allege you course you can also rest the phone against a book but don't have a too far away you won't be close enough to pick up the sound for editing the video cutting out the stops and starts adding transitions that sort of stuff there are many great apps to edit right on the phone like iphones movie and go pro slice if you're lazy and want to hire someone else to do it just ship the footage to the app event mob you can expect to pay around seventy five bucks for the finnish production finally some questions the might wanna ask dad tell me what you remember about the family home you grew up in describe it what was dinner like with your parents what did you talk about what did you eat who was all the table dad who taught you had to drive what kind of car was it what do you remember about that experience when you're done you'll have a big audio filed at won't fit in an email she'll need to share it to a site late drop boxer google drive to get it off your phone you can share from those sites as well for video you can share to youtuber facebook but if you want to share privately with firm with in the family try google photos google driver drop box questions or concerns about your father's project email j grammy euaffiliated affiliate hand look for me on twitter at jefferson graham with feather valid lots of other you've been listening to death by with mark hughes drive show on podcast institure hand if you like what you're hearing lengthly the comment on our have of this page you here with you thanks for listening everyone in unhappy father's day.