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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), a Look Back
"So the electronic entertainment expo or e three big virtual online video game convention is a rap. But that doesn't mean we're done talking about it yet. I with brent ticket a few well-earned days off. I have just the guy here to help me out mark saltzman. Welcome to the podcast and thanks for taking time to join me you know. I think we likely met for the first time in in the real world. Agony three or maybe a yes I've been more than twenty of them. I think you have to hopefully next year. We'll get see you there in person but nice to see on zoom today. Yeah likewise yeah my i. D three was ninety seven in atlanta. So that's probably about right because you brought me onto usa today to write for the publication in The fall of ninety eight so we probably met around that cool. Well thank you again all. Yeah thanks for all you've done for us and folks you know you can always get marks Regular contributions on tech that usa today dot com and at the bottom of each of the stories. There's ways to see what other stuff has worked in But today we're talking about three in markham interested. What did you think of this year. Virtual e three. I liked it. I wasn't sure going in with an all digital show. Obviously i figured it would be better than not know me three at all. Which is what unfortunately happened last year at the pandemic but enjoy kicking the tires on the new games And actually getting my hands on them. But i was actually really impressed with everything you know i it off youtube lot in a bit twitch and i you know four pack days of announcements and panels and fireside chats and and some of the hosts analysis of it all. I was actually impressed. I think it was a really good job. And i think it sets the stage to what will likely in the future which is a bit of a hybrid. I mean i think we're going to go back to l. a. or somewhere else and we're gonna see some of these games but i think the advantages are also for those. You don't have the industry anybody can attend. It was completely free. And if you missed some of the live events you could just watch it on demand later. I mean it's a win win. i think so. I liked this year. E three including the lineup of games that were
How to Avoid Vaccine Scams
"No secret. Scammers will jump on any topic to get you to part with your money or your personal information from the coronavirus. Stimulus checks the latest target for scam. Now vaccinations joining us now. Is usa today tech columnist mark saltzman to discuss how to avoid these vaccine scans mark. Thanks so much for being here. Pleasure gents thanks for having me. So what are some examples of vaccine scams that are going around right so the fbi and other government agencies like the us department of health and human services there warning that these scammers are trying to get to through telemarketing calls. Whether it's a human or a robo-call text messages social media platforms and even door to door visits. So in some cases people have been asked to pay a fee to get their vaccine. Which you know you should not be paying for any of that or you pay to get early access to a vaccine or to get on a prioritized waiting list maybe closer to you or with the With the vaccine of your choice in other cases people are not just being duped under their money but as you hinted at mike also revealing their personal information which can be used for identity theft and scamming the system. You know government agencies and things like that Medical agency. So yeah no that these scams are out there and please share with your maybe more vulnerable relatives. Who may be less than tech savvy or more naive to believe that these scams are real. They're not the there. There's this is all phony. Vaccination related scams needs to be aware of will be beyond kind of word of mouth Where some steps that listeners can take to to protect themselves and their family or friends or whatever from these scams martin. Yeah so number one again. You'll never be asked to pay for a vaccine or be charged for any admin costs or co pays or co insurance fees or anything like that you will not be denied vaccination if you don't have health insurance coverage or if you're under a shirt
Run out of iPhone storage? Here's what to do
"You know there's nothing more frustrating as a smartphone owner. Especially if you have an iphone and to snap some pictures or download an app or download a movie only to get the prompt that you have run out of storage that typically triggers the process of going to your settings and storage then digging around for all the apps that are taking up all this space that you don't use anymore c. can delete them or just looking through old picks that maybe you save for year two and thinking. I've already back these up. I need to get these off my phone joining us. Now is usa today tech columnist. Mark saltzman to help us free up some space on our iphones and ipads mark. Thanks for being here. and thanks. For having me brent goods chat with you so your new column available on dot. Usa today dot com breaks down your options by good better and best. So let's start with the good. What's the good way to free up storage on your phone sure. It's a good way to do it because it's free and you don't need the internet But it can be a bit cumbersome to do so what i'm referring to is connecting your iphone or ipad to a computer. It could be a pc or a mac with the charging cable that you get in the box and manually dragging and dropping all your photos and videos onto your computer's hard drive so that you can delete it then from your iowa device you can do it wirelessly to with airdrop if you do have a mac. But if i'm sure most of the readers out there are and listeners to talking tech or on a windows just statistically so you would need that cable. The problem is at it. I said it's cumbersome because not only do you have to find the folder within the iphone called d. im which is just like a smartphone cameras like memory card or smartphone or a regular cameras memory card. But you have to. It doesn't always work when you try to copy them over. Sometimes there's stubborn files that won't copy but it is an offline and free way to do it so that once they're backed up you can then delete them off your phone and free up valuable space to download more apps or shoot more four k or a k video and so on and so forth you can do that for android by the way as well but for iphone when you there's no expandable storage not the best way but it is an option and it's free so of course if you don't want to deal with the hassle of plugging in your phone or tablet another computer or you're just out and about and you you're not near your computer. You always have the option to save to the cloud right right so the second way to free up storage on your iphone or ipad is to leverage cloud services. So whether it's wi fi or cellular if you have a healthy data plan is that you can set it up to every time you take a photo or shoot a video at wirelessly backs up a copy to the cloud. So with apple's own icloud for example. It does work very seamlessly but keep in mind. You will have to pay if it is over data if you don't have a great plan And then even if you do it for free over wi fi at home you're still limited to five gigabytes of storage for free and that's going to run out pretty quickly. I suspect if you like to take a lot of photos videos specially videos because they're larger files so you can pay for more You know by buying a couple of gigabytes a month or even a terabyte or two if you like but once just know that like every other subscription service once you stop paying your. You're done you know you won't be able to access all those files. Plus you're going to need the internet access in order to access those cloud stored photos and videos as well so few are on a vacation. And you wanna look at the photos that you just captured in your on an airplane will. You're going to have to pay for wi fi to access your cloud storage photos. So it's not a perfect solution but it's a convenient one and it's also ideal if you wanna share those memories with someone that you're not with physically you can send them a link to download them off icloud so it is convenient and there are other services to dropbox and one drive and so on but it's still a good alternative to a backing up through your computer so of two options. Neither of these are the best option when it comes to looking to offload your photos videos apps to get more storage space. What should listeners consider. Okay so both online and an offline solution is your best bet is to hedge your bets but in my opinion the best way to do it is with these specialty. Thumb drives that are now available that snap into the bottom of your iphone or ipad. It automatically launches an app and then it will copy over everything over to your drive. It looks at what's new So if anything's been changed or new or is brand new to your device than automatically makes a copy off to the thumb drive. There's a couple on the market. There's one that just debuted on the seventeenth and it's called the sandisk. I expand locks l. u. x. e. and on one end of this small little thumb. Drive is a lightning connector. So that will plug into the iphone and some ipads than on the other. End is a usb connector. So that will plug than into a pc a mac or ipad pro ipad air. The new the new ones and it will that way you can transfer back and forth but you by the amount of storage you need in. There's no monthly subscription costs or anything prices. Start at forty nine dollars for sixty four gigs. And then it goes all the way up to eighty nine for two hundred and fifty six gigs. And then there's also a one twenty eight version but the ideas that you can easily back up to the thumb drivers a little loop to keep it on your key chain and not only. Here's one of those sort of lesser known features of these. Little drives is that you can load this up with a with photos a movies. Tv shows and songs and then snap into your ipad or iphone and access them right off the drive itself. So you don't even have to install it on the phone or tablet so it's another sort of convenience secondary feature of these little drives so again Sandisk has one that. I really liked but there are other companies that make them to
Apps to Make This Valentine's Day Your Best One Yet
"Friend and colleague mark saltzman tier and he has some recommendations to have technology. Help solve this. Valentine's day dilemma. Hey jen thanks for having me back on the show so you have a recent column that is appearing on tech dot usa today dot com about valentine's day. What did you find out you know. I know it's a dated expression that there's an app for that but there are so many apps that can help you prep and celebrate valentine's day for this weekend and that includes when you've got a partner already and you just want to spice up the weekend or if you're in search for one so part of the app ground up which we're not going to get to right now is a look at some dating apps like okay. Cupid and what they found with their members that a lot more open to long distance relationships in virtual dating as you might expect to keep up with the times at least to start which which i think is interesting. I wouldn't want to be single during a pandemic. So i feel for those looking for love at the wrong time but the app said i looked at include of course flour so there's a lot of different apps that you can use. Pro flowers for ios and android is one of the more popular because their prices aren't crazy. We all know you pay through the nose for flowers especially around this time of year including delivery and they throw in like a vase or vase depending on where you're listening to this or a pot if you decide to order a plant they throw that in and there's a lot to choose from and you just put in your zip code and they'll tell you how quickly can get teased. May not be too late if you're listening to this before february fourteenth but a good app to your phone anyways because you can be anywhere and within a couple of tops order something to your significant other and it doesn't have to be just valentine's day so pro flowers was one that i recommended acknowledging that we may not be going to restaurants this valentine's day to clink glasses over a restaurant table. You may be ordering in so at least you don't have to cook with services like uber eats and other food delivery services so suggesting to give that one a spin. Your mate may not love getting you know. Pop is or burger king. c may want to look for nicer option not to slam any potential sponsors of talking tech. But you know if you're going to cork some wine you'll you'll you'll even see where the driver is on their way so you can time everything and of course contactless delivery in twenty twenty. One is good. They've got your credit card information on file so they'll just leave it on the step. Notify you when it's available so those were a couple and then one more is to create a sentimental slide show with photo's as as a nice sort of virtual valentine's day card better than something you could buy at retail i'd argue and there are a lot of different apps that will take your photos and videos and auto magically make a slide show for you including narration if you want to add it or a lot music and i'm referring to one actually in the article called quick without the sea so q. u. i k. it's actually owned by gopro and it's a free download for android and it. Lets you select the photos and videos or you can let it do. Its thing and it will create a sentimental slide. Show for you as set to music. There's one hundred and free songs included or you can add your own music if you like and then send it to your a partner or you can do it privately or posted to social media. So that's that's great. Because it does a lot of the heavy lifting for you and exports it in ten eighty quality with sixty frames per second buttery smoothness so those are a couple of apps that i thought were great for valentine's day.
How to get the most out of your Apple Watch
"Hey there listeners. Mike schneider and i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech so bread. I'm driving and apple. Watch for some upcoming coverage we've got coming and i found a very helpful story right here on tech that usa today dot com it trittin buyer pal and colleague mark saltzman about some cool tips and tricks with the apple watch. Yeah it's definitely a good story for myself personally. It's very timely. Because a couple of months ago. I bought an apple watch myself. I had held out from buying one for the longest time and then decided with the price going down and they also introduced the model which ended up picking up. It hit that sweet spot of a good price and a lot of really good features. So i figured alright. I'm diving in so i've dive in. I'm still learning about it. And i've learned quite a bit from marks column one of the recommendations that i've added into my bag of tricks is the ability to adjust the onscreen tech size. Which as you get older a very convenient thing to have so the way you do it is when you're on the apple. Watch home screen. You go to settings and then you scroll down to where it says display in brightness once you get there has an for tech size then what you do is just tap the larger or smaller icon until you get a font size that you like so obviously can use it to decrease it increase the brightness of of the screen as well. Yeah i was test driving to before we started recording i increase. The text is a bit and you can also bold it and that really helped me the other ways. It's helped me is just just like your case. It's a good read for someone who maybe just got an apple watch as a holiday gift. It helps you. Learn the parts of the watch. What they're called. I would not have thought the button on the side is called digital crown. So that helped me because when you're getting advice and suggestions and control things to do with the watch you gotta know what that is or you're to be lost right away one tip. I bet i'll use a lot as a functions to help you find your iphone. You can use your watch. It'll ping your phone so kind like some of those remote controls have with. I think roku has a remote control thing that that you can ping it got your watch. You can't find your phone so you swipe up from the bottom of your main clock to open control center and here you'll see a ping icon. Which looks like an iphone ringing. Just tap this and it prompts. Sure i phoned emitted noise and then you make like tracker and find it s someone who also loses phone a lot. That's actually a nice to have to try that out too. So he also points out to other quick ways that you mute the apple watch which will definitely be handy if you're in a in a zoo meeting or you're doing something where you need to kind of keep the apple watch quiet Basically what you can do is swipe up from the bottom. Just like you do on an iphone to open up the control center where you have different functions that you can get to really quickly like a calculator things like that in this case if you open up the control center on the apple watch you'll tap an icon. That looks like a bell. And when you tap that you'll see it turn red with a slash across the middle. That means that it's now in silent mode so you'll still receive haptic notifications like the vibrations. That will you'll feel on your wrist as opposed to beeps that. Come off the watch but it's just a way to kind of silence the phone if you need to. There's also this really cool covered. Immune option where you basically just hold your hand over the watch face for a few
"mark saltzman" Discussed on Talking Tech
"We're going to discuss repurposing an old tablet or old. Old smartphone that you may have in a drawer in a closet, maybe in a box somewhere? Obviously, it's great if you can hand it down or donate it to a charity or community, center or Church, or what have you, but if you choose to keep it? Maybe you're concerned about your data being exposed. Even if you think you delete everything for whatever your reasons, if you decide to keep it, you can't put it to good use, so I've got six ideas. Ideas on how to repurpose your old tablet or smartphone for free all right. The first thing you can do is turn an old tablet or smartphone into a video surveillance camera. All you need is an APP like presence by a company called. People, power, and then you plug in that old ipod or that all android phone somewhere in your home, maybe near where your kids play, or your pets are, and you install that APP plug into the wall. Point the camera. Camera somewhere and now on the smartphone that you do use, you can install that same APP signed into the same account, and now wherever life takes you, you can keep an eye on your kids or your belongings at home again it's called presence, and that is a fun and free way to turn an old tablet or smartphone into a free video camera just uses your Wifi another good use for your old tablet would be to create a digital photo frame on. A download any number of free APPs one is called. Pick play post, and you can load it up with photos and videos. Plug it into the wall. Place it on a table somewhere on a countertop, or if you're ambitious, enough mounted to the wall like a picture frame and just hide the cables. Buy Fishing it through Drywall, and now you've got a digital photo frame that can cycle through your memories or better yet give it as a gift to maybe an ageing relatives who may not be so tech savvy and have them place it down on a table somewhere, and it can cycle through photos and some of those free apps. Let you remotely update those. Those photos from where you live, so that's a good idea is to turn an old tablet into a digital photo frame. The third idea is alarm clock. A lot of us do bring our smartphones or tablets to our bedside, maybe on table, but why not have one there all the time? You can prop it up with the case from your local dollar store and install one of the many different alarm clock ABS- many will play radio stations through that APP or your favorite music that's stored there or other streaming services something to wake up to, or you can customize the alarm sound, and of course the alarm funds the colors the style. He could play podcast. podcast so turning an old smartphone or tablet into an alarm clock is a practical idea. Fourth idea is to turn an old tablet into a recipe book, so download one of the many different apps that exist where you can adron recipe, or you can just search through them and keep that in the kitchen. Keep it in a pantry. What have you and that will have all your recipes digitally stored with photos and the ability with many of those APPs to change the number of servings? It'll automatically adjust all the measurements for you on the fly. Another idea is a TV remote. If you've got a smart TV, it may support those remote APPs were now. You've. You've got those large buttons that you can use your tablet or smartphone TV remote, and keep it on the coffee table at all times, and that is your big screen TV remote for controlling your Dvr, and all your cable and your streaming services, and all that from that one place, the sixth and final idea for repurposing old smartphone or tablet is for backup storage, so you can plug it into a computer, and it'll show up as a new drive letter on your pc or Mac, and now you just simply take your mouse to drag and drop important files onto that old tablet or smartphone. Put Away for safekeeping so just in case, something happens to your. This is an offline drive. This is like having an external hard drive or a USB stick, but it is stored inside of that smartphone or tablet. Should you need it so
CES 2020 - Best of show
"With hundreds of thousands of new products exhibited at the convention in Las Vegas. What's the best to show as with tradition? We asked our USA the colleagues to weigh in. Have Listen I'm Dalvin Brown for USA Today and my best of show pick for twenty twenty would have to be envisioned body ATI software. It's essentially augmented reality tech that lets you see before and after versions of yourself as you're working out so if you want to built muscle you can see a more muscular version of yourself. If you want to lose weight you can see a slimmer down version of yourself while you're hitting the weights talk about motivation. Hey everyone this. This is Mark Saltzman contributor to USA Today. And here's my pick for best of show. Cas Twenty Twenty for me. It was the Lenovo thinkpad x one unfold billed as the world's first foldable P. C.. I had twenty four hours with this innovative windows device in Las Vegas and I really loved its versatility. It's it's eight thirteen inch alleged device that you can use in a number of ways full screen. Maybe you want to prop it up on a kick stand to watch a movie or play a game with your fingertips or slightly bend it to read any book or you can browse the web on one side of the display while controlling music on the other you can use the included Bluetooth keyboard or stylus. Stylus pen is well for creating content. You get the idea when you want to put it away you just bend or close the two point two pound device and then slip it into a bag it. It should be out by mid year with a hefty price tag. Starting at about twenty four ninety nine says Lenovo but really cool again. That's the thinkpad x one. Fold old. This is Rob Guerrero for USA Today the lure of flying cars really more enticing than at CBS. When one hundred and eighty five thousand plus attendees regularly gridlock block Las Vegas streets Sunday on I put its own air taxi cards on the table by unveiling the s a one a four passenger electric aircraft with eight rotors that? Let it take off vertically that. It's developing with Uber. Hundai urban air mobility hedge. I Want Shinsegae Essay. One with a sixty two mile range on her one hundred fifty miles per hour cruising speed in an eventual autonomous operation would deliver quote an era of liberation from gridlock and the democratization of flight unquote but the touted. Twenty twenty three launching succeeding Optimistic Mystic Aviation Safety Consultant Robert men offered a more conservative prediction via email. Maybe by the twenty twenty eight Olympics most likely beyond that time.
"mark saltzman" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Show. Now, the three big things you need to three else press secretary. Sarah Sanders is out at the end of June. President Trump making that announcement on Twitter, still no replacement at this time. Deleted around forty eight hundred accounts that it believes are linked to Iran as part of its crackdown on government linked misinformation campaign. Plus their license. Love to continue canceling flights at least a month longer than initially expected with still no clear timeline for when the Boeing seven thirty seven max plane will be allowed to return to service. Quiet down on like to read a quick statement. The news ninety six point five WDBO app has made significant improvements. The open Mike is easier to use the three big things you need to know is easier to find and news alerts are now customizable, download or update immediately. And of course, it's still there will be no questions. Thank you. Check it out minute. Mark Saltzman brought to you by easy's so your son or daughter, forgot to walk the dog because they got busy on Instagram sound familiar. Well as more Canadian kids spend more time on their devices. Fan club is an app that actually helps your family communicate and shared goals. Chores and rewards. Jason Bailey is CEO of fan club. You know, this thing is if you can't beat them, join them, right? So why not find a way to use technology to bring families together, and it's not always about you don't make your bed or do the things that kids hate to do by sending family gold time for setting something up on down have to do for the kids, it just makes everybody in the family have a voice and it forces them to sort of work together to accomplish this. You know, I think we've found a way to.
"mark saltzman" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Yes, indeed seventy five years since that fateful day of which are soldiers, the allies soldiers stared evil in the face and, and said, you know what we're gonna pass on that. Right. Paraphrasing. But that's essentially what we did in a way that is crazy. It's amazing. It is amazing. We're talking about this a little bit. But I was just thinking there's a new study out about dodgeball, not the movie but dodgeball, being oppressive, and I thought to myself, really. See this the craziness of the world that we live in dodge balls oppressive. And they did a study. And somebody did a paper about it. Right. Goodness me could you make the same argument safe for chess that the pawn anybody who has a palm? I'll hold on now. You're being silly, dodgeball being oppressive. Well, that's because you pick on the people that are what? What, what are you pick on? Well, there's a person on their can't catch. What do you do? What do you do any more? How do we how do we thrive when dodge balls oppressive? A lady calls the police because they're out of tacos at Taco Bell. Another person tax manager at McDonalds because their orders wrong are we that, you know, we worry about gun control? I worry about a lot of things besides gun control at worry about the fact that we seem that times, have some of these wheels coming off our bus a little bit faster that has nothing to do with reality, and all the do with insanity. Three two three five three eight twenty four twenty three at Chad Benson show is your QA tear. It's a parade for straight people YouTube cracking down. We're gonna talk a bit about that as well. Plus Americans are worried. Why don't we worry about? Three two three five three eight twenty four twenty three at Chad Benson show that there be your Twitter. Kids were also on the Graham kids, call it the Instagram at Chad Benson show. It is the Chad Benson shoes. Chad Benson show. This is tech it out minute. Mark Saltzman raw team by as what's at messenger is a free cross platform. Messaging envoy service owned by Facebook allows text messaging calls, video calls and sending of images and other media documents there are more than three hundred million what's up users. But last week, what's revealed a vulnerability that allowed hackers to access its users, folks, the hackers were able to implant, militias Cho's una victims smartphone by placing voice call to the victim. And the victim's didn't even need to.
"mark saltzman" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
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"mark saltzman" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Idea to mess with the governator. One man at the Arnold classic Africa Sports festival in South Africa learned that the hard way after landing a flying kick into Schwarzenegger's back which I it was so weird. If you've seen it, he's just standing there talking. And next thing you know this, dude, just comes adamant jumps in mid air, like two in kicks him in the back Schwarzenegger later tweeted that he thought he was simply jostled by the crowd until he saw the video later writing. I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt. My Snapchat lucky school. The squeeze your head. Just pop it, and you'll solely would spill out. It's just a terrific. You've not seen each just stand there talking to a bunch of people and this guy just flies kicks him in the back. And you're like what is that about? You have to wonder what goes through somebody's head like this is it. I'm gonna go. See sports Sager day. And I'm taking my chance three two three five three eight twenty four twenty three at Chadbensonshow. Is your Twitter, tweet at us talking texting walking looking at your phone. Would you like a ticket? What? Oh, yeah and millennial man. What are you doing? Chad Benson show. This is your tech it out minute with Mark Saltzman brought to you by with the popularity of smartphone photography. You may forget that it wasn't too long ago that we had photo albums frames and shoe boxes filled with paper photos. So how do you bring those precious memories into the twenty first century to preserve them touch them up and make them instantly? Sharable to tell us all about fast photo. We're joined on the line by David hawks. He is episode America's product manager for scanners. Photo. We have the ability to take all those images. We have in different.
"mark saltzman" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Get to that. It is Thursday. It is one twenty and you know, what that means machines are getting smarter. This is tech talk. Brought to you by sky net. Mark Saltzman joins us tax columnist for USA today and overall tech Google celebrated in Canada and the United States as well and really globally. In that order big in Japan. Yeah. I wayne. Hi, shannon. How you guys do? Hi, how are your yelp reviews? Galactically, though, exactly you guys having fun guy. Sound like it? I know you're while Gary's away the mice will play. That's right. That's exactly right. We don't know if somebody's gonna pull the plug on this Mark this makes for great radio. Love it. Well, why don't you smart us up with our Taqtaq here? Tell us about the new galaxy. Sure, so it's actually a family of products that are available now from Samsung, you probably heard about the galaxy S ten families actually four to choose from because why not confuse everybody. So there's the the main galaxy S ten which is a great all around phone. It's just over six inches for nine hundred bucks. Then there's the galaxy S ten plus which has a few more bells and whistles and extra camera. And that's about one hundred dollars more for those on a tighter budget. There's the s ten e a slightly smaller device with a little bit less horsepower at seven fifty. And then there is a five. Five G version, if you're a T mobile customer, so leveraging these upcoming sort of faster wireless speeds that you may want. So there's a lot to choose from. But the bottom line is that they're really well received critically. And I think there's I've had my hands on them for a few weeks now that the ten plus especially the S ten plus, and it's a it's a heck of a phone. It's got a beautiful screen as I mentioned with no notch. So I know all the apple out there. They make fun of that little notch at the top of the iphone. This has just like a little cutout for the front facing cameras. It's got five cameras. In fact, two two on the front if you've got the ten plus for just one for the other ones, and then three on the back for all kinds of depth sensing wide angle zoom and all that it's got an ink in finger display in screen finger display. I should say so what that means is you don't have a special place to put your thumb you just put on the screen and under the under the glass it will recognize that. It's you and then finally wireless charging reverse wireless charging. So you can drop down another phone on top of. This thing, and it'll charge it up for your buddy. Who maybe is who needs a boost on their device? So all around great devices that probably the best Samsung has ever come out with and again, really awesome cameras for sure is it good enough to leave the apple ecosphere. It's a great question. It's kind of apples and oranges. If you're used to apple and you love the the IOS operating system. The they're easy really easy to use those phones apple iphones are real easy to use in a really great apps store, Android, which is the operating system that drives the Samsung devices and all the other ones they have some other benefits. There's more customization you can do more. If you're a little bit geeky like yours, truly, you can really change the way the entire phone looks and operates. You're not told like, here's your mail. And here's your calendar. It's up for up to you to choose what you want. That's not for everyone. I also like with Andrew you can do split-screen screen early. So you can snap like a web browser open on top of the Samsung phone and on the bottom, you've got a video playing you can't do that on iphone. There's benefits, you know. I'm an Android guy. I'll be honest with you. But it's not it's not for everyone. I would say that out of all the Android phones. The Samsung ones are these easiest to use. But yeah, it's I think it really will give apple a run for their money this year. But if you're if you're a die hard, apple you're part of the sheep if you will. You're not you're not moving. Do you know what they say about your brain? I don't think it's true. But they say you only use ten percent of it or whatever I felt that way when I had an Android. I felt like I was only doing like three percent of what the Android could do. You know? I felt like it was there were so many things I wasn't taking advantage of right that I went back to the being an apple sheep. We'll let me let me ask you something about since you wanna now Throwdown. I guess a little bit. The S ten line in better shape to get updates to Android right away compared to other models of phones because the one downside of Android is you buy Android phone. And then you may not get updates to that operating system. Great question. So it is often tied to your carrier. Unfortunately, there are the gatekeepers and that is one of the issues with Android. Samsung claims that you're going to get with this new platform this new OS new refresh of the Android. You're going to get updates more regularly, and you're gonna want them, and they're going to be pushed out automatically, which is something that that they do need working. It's funny because my wife, and I both have a Samsung device, but different ones and we're on the same carrier. But she got this new update. The software update that I don't have yet. And she's had it for like five days. It's weird. Like, even if you're we're on the same with the same manufact-. Sure on the same carrier. We don't get the same updates. So there does need to be a little bit more streamlining? They're all hands of that. And I call a truce. There you go Wayne there. And then finally Mark looks like our access to retro video games is expanding. And nothing says the I like playing one of the games you played as a kiddo. Right. Like pacman? I liked how you were saying earlier new retro games. That's an oxymoron right like jumbo shrimp. Exactly. Deafening. Silence. There you go. Okay. I'll stop there. But yeah, it is true. There are new ways to get your nostalgic gaming fix. And I wrote about this for USA today. Eight today, please allow myself to introduce myself. So if you're on a.
"mark saltzman" Discussed on WDRC
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"mark saltzman" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"If not move onto somebody who will and another chance next hour during the Johnny go all the way through that first hour of the Conway show where Kevin way thousand dollars so much just happened in that last fifteen twenty seconds. It was amazing number one. You said Tom engine now. Giselle? They're totally having blood. And then Blake spoke to us in our ears. Like he was the adult in the room money off track and we need to come back off track. And it's Knicks fault because he's the one who gave me that scooter. And I've been riding around the office on my scooter, and I almost just ran into Rodney Peete and ended my life. Yes. Like, he he came around the corner, and they're among the scooter, I'm doing like fifteen miles per hour. Maybe I have too much. I've got some speed built up though. And his first reaction was to do the defensive stance. Pam if I didn't stop. We we would be now asking, hey, jus you're sirens. Taqtaq? Oh, thanks Blake. Hey, Mark solutions are getting smarter. This is tech talk. Brought to you by sky net. Mark Saltzman tech tech columnist for USA today. Published author there's really nice sound smarter. Seliger having so much fun. I don't want to interrupt. It's raining outside. So we have to have fun. We're not used to rain way. Yeah. The drivers certainly aren't. Hey, we.
"mark saltzman" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Homers. Home. Brewed beer now. Don't correct. We don't send me any because I'm not asking for samples. I'm just saying home. Brewed beer at least the stuff that. I've tried over. The course of the twenty years that I've been able to do this is horrible. And that's why I think this is genius. Because I tried to make beer with my friends in college. We thought it was a good idea. It was horrible. And it was not an easy process, and you have to clean the things like crazy afterwards. It's not fun. It sounds like a good again. It's not again, your listeners may may challenge on that. But this is where it's it's genius. A little table top machine. You buy the pod, it's biodegradable whatever plastic pod. And then you put it in. And you do have to wait, you're seventeen days. They may want to crack cold when from your while you're waiting, but then you've got the you know, that they'd be your own Ruth you made which is kinda cool. That they haven't set a price yet. Yeah. Then the price coming by bell park. And you're like, what do you think? Oh, I don't know. Maybe I don't know. I have no idea maybe a thousand two thousand and I don't know. I'm just I'm just ballpark. It. We're talking with Mark Saltzman who has a great list out today. Ten tech toys. I totally buy from CAS for this year. We don't have to spend a lot of time on this. But I was looking through some of the computer things that you put on there like the Dell XPS thirteen the mothership. It's been awhile since I've shopped for a computer, I can't imagine how fast they have gotten even from me looking from for two years ago. Yeah. For sure. And if you're a gamer, then, you know, speed is everything. Right. And that's why that mothership computer that I included was so awesome. It's basically a laptop that has desktop performance. The so usually when you buy an Intel chap, it's either core, I three I five or I seven core I nine and you can overclock it. So it's even faster, and it's basically a laptop, but then you can remove the keyboard so junior invited to like a gaming tournaments sort of land party or something you actually bring this laptop GOP prop open the kick stand in the back for ventilation. And then you could remove the keyboard, which has that are cheap either colors underneath each key. And then you can get your game on so. Yeah, the speed on that thing was crazy know price yet announced by a company that makes Republicans gamers, or oh, gee, and that mothership it's getting a lot of buzz here. But yeah, speech are incredibly important and new form factors are trying different things. Right. Hence, this laptop desktop hybrid. All right. Well, Mark, I hope you had fun. I sure did still am. Thank you. Thanks, guys. All the best. You bet Mark Saltzman there and again follow Mark on Twitter with Marc with a c Mark underscore Saltzman. And then we'll throw that up as well. To the article that we've been talking about twenty nine hundred ten tech toys, I totally by. Coming up next mysterious radio signals from deep space where like my phone or you mean out there there. Get your tinfoil. Hat ready to Gary love it as tied Chem trails. Gary channel will continue just a moment. Monica Rix, what's up, President Trump is in Texas where he'll visit the border and take briefings on immigration. Trump told reporters on the White House lawn that he wants to cut a deal with Democrats on border wall funding, but he has another option..
"mark saltzman" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Word sassy and tirade are being called out by culture. Critics a culture critic named Nadia McDonald at the Washington Post or no she called out the Washington Post the New York Times because she says their characterization of tweets by people like Alexandria Cossio Cortes, using the term tirade or sassy is loaded with racial and sexist baggage or it's just a sassy tirade. There's that too now. So the bullying worked, I guess in this story ABC reports that the boy the boy who was bullied because his last name was also Trump changed his name, and then was honored by an anti bullying organization. So he didn't overcome the bullying he was bullied into changing his name. That's not overcoming the bullying, and there are adults who are actually what the rewarding this instead of saying stand your ground stand up to bullies. And the progressive left is a gas that Clarence Thomas wife isn't stained silent in the kitchen making sandwiches. In fact, a piece the hill says Clarence Thomas his wife as a scrutiny for spreading far-right stances on social media. They prefer conservative women's silent. Stay with us. This is your check it out minute with Mark Saltzman. Brought to you by easy's. The shell was putting some tech back into the puck twenty years ago. The NHL lodged FOX tracks puck, a short-lived augmented reality technology that highlighted the Pokka TV screens with a red streak would shot at the net. Well, this time the NHL is testing game park technology with a Thermo critic coating that will change the color of the league's logo from purple to white with the puck temperature rises above freezing. Letting officials know that they should replace it rubber puck slide much better faster on the ice would frozen once in play it's hard for ficials to tell if the puck is thought out. So this tech will alleviate that issue. The Thurber Chromebook pot will be tested in select NHL games in two thousand nine hundred and evaluated for potential league wide rollout. That was your tech. It out minute. Brought to you by e Seuss. Tomorrow on Tony cats..
How to get free audio and e-books from the library
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. With wicks, you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's w. i. x. dot com. And create your professional website today. E books are one of the great joys of being digital. There's so many to choose from, but they can be expensive. Our friend Mark Saltzman who is a USA today columnist end the host of the syndicated radio show and podcast tech it out is with us, but Mark's gonna tell us about how to get e books for free or no little to no cost. Yeah. Sharon are free whether it's e books or audio books, and there's one of two ways to do it. One is to use overdrive which is an app or built into many e-readers like Kobo whereby you just type in your library card inside of the overdrive area of the Kobo e book reader or the app, and you can rent books for free you. It's a borrow books. I should say from your local library just as you would do in person, but you don't have to drive to the library and nor do you have to return it on time or face any overdue charges. But the process is the same. You reserve a book and then digitally you can read it on your Facebook reader. Or on a nap on a tablet or a smartphone or a laptop, and then when it is it, would it does expire. It just stops working unless you renew it. That's one way is to use overdrive Jefferson from the same company. Overdrive is a standalone app called Libby l. i. double b. y. and that's their way to borrow books for free from your local library or audio books. And this would need you just download the free app to your favorite IOS or Android device or windows. You log in again with your library card, and then you allow the app or your device rather to find your local libraries and you just punch in your library card once and then you can borrow books and audiobooks for free, and that also works with kindles. If you do have supported kindle, you can click a button inside Libyan. Have that book pushed that e book pushed to the supported kindle either way you're talking about borrowing books for free so you don't have to pay for them. They do include New York Times bestsellers, and other newer titles, not just the classics. And then when they do expire, you don't have to go. Anywhere pay any overdue fees, it's it's great. What what is the average length of typically sent? Seven? Fourteen days depending on the library depending on the book and often you can renew it before it expires. In other cases, somebody else has requested it. So it's as if it was a physical copy because the library pays for certain number of them, you would probably, you know, for the tech savvy listeners are probably scratching their head thinking, it's just zeros and ones. Why can't you just make an unlimited? Well, that's how they prevent piracy. There is some DRM digital rights management embedded here so that you can't just duplicate these books in freely shared them with the internet or audio book. So they it is a reservation system, but you just don't have to physically go to the library anymore. How is the selection? Because there's there's tons of of of e books, audio books that you can get on Amazon. Now, from authors, you never heard of or stuff this in the public domain. How current is the selection? Yeah, it's decent if there is a, as I mentioned a lot of the. Bestseller lists that you would read in USA today or the New York Times, many of those same books are available and to a lesser extent. Many of those same audio books are available for all the the current bestsellers. If you're willing to read something from year or two ago or a decade ago, but still big names like James, Patterson, Stephen King, or what have you, then you're still gonna find a decent selection. So it's look. It's not like you're walking into a Barnes and noble or a orders or or shopping on Amazon, where you have a huge, huge selection. If you're willing to trade a bit of selection for the convenience of being able to borrow a book without having to physically go to a library, you will not be disappointed. All right. So go to overdrive download the app and then key in your local library. Put in your card in your good. That's basically it either overdrive or the Libby app. And if you do have one of the Cobos that support overdrive built in, then you don't need the app at all. If you wanna read it on your Kobo reader for kindle, it also works with Libby. Already. Mark Saltzman is a USA day columnist. He is the host of the syndicated radio show tech it out, which is also available at a podcast. As a podcast light talking tech on apple and Google podcasts, Institure, or whatever find podcasts are available. How do people find you on Twitter Mark handle is Mark underscore Saltzman. So it's Marc with a c, underscore s. a. l. t. z. may already. I'm at Jefferson, Graham on Twitter. Thanks everyone for listening. Thank you. Mark talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. When you're ready to get your website up and running, you want to be able to do it quickly and efficiently and wicks dot com has got you covered. They developed artificial design intelligence that creates a stunning website for you with wicks. You can create your own professional website, right from your phone, which means you can open your own online store portfolio or blog wherever you are. How's that for efficient. Just go to wicks dot com. 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"mark saltzman" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"The Portuguese educational system used to be really good up until the nineteenth and ever since is just been in decline. You doing that thing where you say it was all fantastic until you lift school. And since then it's been all downhill. Andrew. I didn't leave school in the ninety. S. Sorry to break into you. Every everybody had left school by them, no, but sin, Portugal, there's very simple. We had a dictatorship up until seventy four after that. We'll freedom money for everything finally and then realize actually can't really overspend an indication took the biggest hits and has been ever since and we can't really compare like even when I was in school, which you know it wasn't in the ninety s was way closer to two. Now I can tell the difference of the program today, and I think it's massively what contributes to Portugal's performance on this on this rating and also health, the health system, which it's it's a public health system. We, we don't have a private healthcare as the standard and norm, which is great. But silly, there's a load of various where it could improve Thomas in Canada, your home country, the United Kingdom ranks thirty first Canada ranks eleventh. What do you think Canada's still needs to do to make up those. Ten places on Finland. I think you know lots of the touch points that Marcus disgust for Finland, I think sort of ring true for Canada as well. Obviously, Canada geographically is absolutely enormous. I think you'd have to sort of check me on this, but I think geographically, it's the the largest country in the world. And I think our such, you know, the population does not match that. I think we're about population by thirty five million. Again, someone should fact check that. But I think when you look at sort of the the, the quality of life in terms of being outdoors in terms of sort of, you know, food and drink in the way that kind of sort of filters into sort of people's daily routines that being outside. If you're on the sort of the Pacific coast or if you're here on -tario or if you're in sort of the mountains of Quebec, you know, there's a real huge variety. I'm from a very young age hockey, for example, that sort of sewn into most children kind of going out on a lake or some imprompt you kind of rink somewhere. You know, I think I kinda is growing in credit. Pretty quickly and the the diversity of the population is changing incredibly quickly too. So I wonder how that will sort of impact. Actually the way that notions of quality of life is sort of characterized in this ranking kind of change over the years to come because I think you know, Canada likes to Bill office a collaborative place that does take influences from those people move here to call it home. So I think it's a sort of a moving picture, but quite sort of a positive one really. Well. Finally, tonight a resolution of sorts to a hardy perennial of online discourse, the relationship status of Sesame Street characters, Bert, and Ernie last week, forma Sesame Street writer, Mark Saltzman reignited the debate by stating that he always wrote Burton Ernie as a loving couple, the sesame workshop countered that as puppets. But an Ernie did not have a sexual orientation but were quote to create a teach preschools that people can be good friends with those who have very different from themselves, especially if the differently shaped heads. For example, earlier today..
"mark saltzman" Discussed on Buzz Burbank News and Comment
"Specializes in caller ID and call blocking technology predicts that one half of all the calls you get on your cell phone next year will be spam and that about half of those, we'll be attempts to steal your identity and or money. You have been warned. Fourteen years after Andrea Constand says she was drugged and violated by Bill Cosby Cosby, went to prison. The nearly blind eighty one year old went straight to prison on the judge's orders to begin serving three to ten years behind bars as a registered, violent sex offender. No bail during the appeal of those who have fallen from high places in recent years. Bill Cosby fell. The farthest rap. Mogul shook night is fifty three years old and he's been sentenced to spend the next twenty eight years in prison for killing a man in an anger driven hit and run on the movie set for straight outta Compton night along with Dr dre co-founded Death Row Records in nineteen Ninety-one. The guy most of us knew as Fonzie on the happy days has won his first EMMY as an acting teacher on the HBO series, berry game of thrones one, lots of statues as usual, but Amazon won its first big EMMY this year for best comedy with the marvelous MRs Mozelle about a nineteen fifties. Housewives, who takes up stand up comedy, and we also learned this month about Burton. Arnie Arnie is the name of the departed partner of a man who wrote the Burton Ernie scripts for Sesame Street. I always felt without a huge agenda. When I was writing Bert and Ernie they were gay. Those are the words of Mark Saltzman who was with his dear Arnie for twenty years before Arnie's passing the sesame workshop immediately missed a teaching moment when it answered Mark's comments with Burton Ernie were just best friends. Arnie's best friend. Mark Saltzman would agree. More mega media, mergers in the business of show Comcast one. It's bidding war against FOX control of Europe's direct TV quivalent sky FOX will now find a different us for the money. It had tied up in the it's thirty percent share of Sky TV. Perhaps FOX will swap it for the thirty percent of Hulu stock that is currently owned by Comcast in case you're trying to keep up Sirius. XM has purchased Pandora and that could change the center of power in the music industry. Sirius XM has thirty six million subscribers. Pandora has seventy five million active.
"mark saltzman" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Arne cycle editor at NPR politics and berry Hardiman senior editor at NPR's weekend edition. Thank you both for hanging today. You are. So, yeah, it's time for my favorite game who said that. The game is quite simple. I share a quote from the week, you all have to guess who said that or get the story it refers to or get a key word or get close or just wait until I give you enough clues to figure it out. I'm not a stickler Sam. Good. Yeah, I am. I've never been good at this game. Already in the lead fun thing about this game. It doesn't matter if you're good enough because the winner gets absolutely nothing. Nice. You guys ready for the first quote? Yes, yeah, you can tell me who said you can tell me what I'm just get close. It is ready quote, even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human trait characteristics as most Sesame Street Muppets do they remain puppets and do not have a sexual orientation Ernie and Bert. Yes, yes. So very, got it more technically correct. Aren't you got the keywords I should see Arnie's face that's city. I we both. Got it right. We were. We were building on each other's corrected. Yeah, there was a mind meld here in DC. Yeah, I'm gonna give you both half a point. Thank you. Okay. Point point. Okay. So this quote comes from sesame workshop. This is the company that makes Sesame Street, the iconic children's a puppet show. They were responding to new speculation over whether to Sesame Street characters who happen to live together Burton Ernie speculation over whether or not they're gay. This all came about because Mark Saltzman who wrote a bunch of episodes for the show for more than thirteen years in a recent interview, he said that when he wrote for the characters, he thought of Bert and Ernie as gay that led to all of the internet getting into fights over whether these to puppets are gay. It was finally sesame workshop who makes the show was like. They're a sexual this debate heaps happening. Remember when the supreme court legalized gay marriage, the cover the New Yorker, yes, it was underneath shorthand head on their shoulders watching the ruling that cover again. Can I just tell you how to me at least this sesame workshop statement feels so hypocritical because they're sitting here saying, well, burden. Ernie don't have a sexual orientation. Meanwhile, you got criminal in MS piggy making out onscreen. Yeah, going from breakup to make ups every other episode right there. Clearly sexual also eighty. Your child is clearly a gay icon. I just can't wait. Could why did they? I mean, I don't mean to be don't ask, don't tell about it, but why do we have to address it? Like why. I just don't wanna see it that what you say at all, you know? Yeah. And there's so much background here. I mean, there is the person who's writing the character saying this at the same time originally they were based off of Jim Henson and his best friend, right? Which was a platonic relationship that we know about their relationship. Oh, well, that's a good point. As far as we know it was talk. Yeah, I, it just seems to me like, couldn't we allow it to be roommates for one person and longtime partner for another like it couldn't it be wanted to Sesame Street, right? That's the kind of the point of stories you get to imagine what you want. Yes. Also, Bert, Ernie if you're listening, I'm with you whatever the case you be you. That's right. This game is tied one all ready for the next quote. Yes, we're actually going to play the tape of this one here who said, thank you..
"mark saltzman" Discussed on Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show
"So what she's talking about is Mark Saltzman was a writer for Sesame Street and Bert, internee specifically saying, I always felt that without a huge agenda. When I was reading Burton Ernie, they were gay. I didn't have any other way to contextualized them though. He happens to be gay. Also. This is why that started that the writer of Bernie said that they were gay, then that game mazing then very, let miss piggy used to hit on what frogger what's his face all the time. And she would sexually harass him. We knew she was straight as problematic. Saltzman added the relationship between Bernie merit, his relationship with his longtime partner on, no, you wanna say on, then you think about two beds. That sad died in two thousand three, but that's interesting. Ernie Arnold. Honestly, like think about how hard it would have been to be like a gated in a committed relationship at that point in time. And then you have this thing where you're like kind of subtly sending a message to other people like it's not weird to like now. It's funny because it wouldn't be where to all like I'm going to have probably like a female roommate until I'm like thirty five, like all the dudes. I know live with dudes like not even anything like sometimes their gaze, sometimes they're straight like, you know, but what did Bernie do for a living because they weren't comic. So why are these grove adults? That's actually a really, really good point and a sick burn. That's fair. I probably wouldn't feel. To ruin. It's if I wasn't. I. So Arnie is the Bert character Arnie had OCD would create friction in the house, and that's the way he felt that dynamic between the Burton Ernie would go, of course, you know, Ernie was the jokester muppet. That's what I had in my life and Burton Ernie the burner relationship. How could it not permeate? The things that would took off Arnie wouldn't be the things would be the things because me would be the things that would take up. Bert, Sesame Street says, puppets do not have any sexual orientation ain't panic. They're like whereabout to lose all are Christians. This cannot happen like they freaked. God that's Frank is is the main guy behind the the Muppets. It seems Mr. Mark Saltzman he wrote on Twitter was asked of Burton. Ernie are gay. I soon as you start with Mr. Saltzman I'm like, what you have not been calling Mr. Saltzman this whole time, it's fine that he feels that they are l. boy, they're not of course, but why the question doesn't really matter why the need to the fine. People as only gay that somebody who sees straight people in the media all the time where they're like, why this need to label people gay? It's like because we have nobody likes. We need our heroes even if it's Burton earning, please, there's much more to a human being than just straightness or gain this. Yeah, we know one of the stick up is asked one was a little jokester. We know there's other things to them. Yeah, we've been college in other things about Burton Ernie. Also, the implication that's like how a lot of people think unfortunately about characters in general, is that if it's a character's gay, then that's their defining attribute. That's how they're describing the script. That's how Papa. And so it's like then that takes away from everything else Bernie are and it's like, it shouldn't. Right. What is matter if they're, I don't know, why didn't I have to come out to my parents and say, yeah, like does matter. Yeah. Having seen love Simon, it matters this person, Tom rates. Why are they not not arguing us? Just wondering. He said he wrote it from that point of view and Franks's I created Bert. I know what in. Who he is. Do you know what size Dickey as you didn't even begin to think about it, but you put a shirt on him earth l. let's to win you. So when you're dressing up your dolls, do you think about, are they wearing stripes? Did you think about what size head is? It's okay. The puppet version of like it's cool, but just like not around me. Why do you throw that in my FIA this person read rights, you may have created him Frank, but you don't seem to realize appreciate that what he means to thousands of little boys growing up you digging in your heels wrongly, conflicting romantic orientation was sexual orientation with what seems like disgust is what's disappointing and France's..
"mark saltzman" Discussed on Dude Soup
"I'm just repeating myself because I pasted in here twice. So that's it for that. Edry. Thank you very much beach body. We're going to be fit astronauts while I guess you're haven't astronauts at that point, right? You still aren't trouble stars. They don't mean nothing to do the training to I be. mean, just the just because you get on a plane and go to Vegas with the weekend. It doesn't make you a pilot. Yeah, pilot and astronaut somebody could pie. And that's not so somebody just travel pilot is the pilot. There's an astronaut's who are pilots and there's astronauts who are scientists. Good point. But I mean not at that point though, are we just going to refer to the human collective as astronauts? No. Can we call star children? You won't need to refer. You won't need a term for it because everyone is one. We are human babies. There's a, there's a great video came out recently. I would baby, but they talk about the likelihood of us actually building a moon base, and there is like a possibility if you base it on sort of human evolution through the years of like sort of copping. Like what we did with the new world that we can keep that system going, where we actually mind the moon for stuff. It will keep the moon alive, but if not, well, di- Jose yet figure how to make it profitable, not profitable. It's never gonna happen. I saw. I plan to bowl tourism for sure, but it's all planned to build the world's largest nuclear fission plant Nastase planning to do that. Yeah, on the moon. Which makes a lot of sense. Yes, absolutely. There's no fall out. But yeah, you get that energy to get the power back to their then. I mean, it also makes a lot of sense to colonize. These, you know, offer site for if there's in case there's fallout on earth. Absolutely like, so it's like, what are we doing there? I mean, well, there's on earth. We're not doing anything. I mean, that's that's gone Musk's he's, he said from the beginning that his whole project is based around multi planetary humanities as a smoke was not bleeding. And so that way, like if something does go wrong on earth, the human species can continue being based elsewhere space. Travel is easy. All you have to do. He's right. All you have to do to a galaxy where there's a bunch of ships attacking a freighter. And then once you clear out the ship's you get on the freighter and the guy, I'll be like, I'm tired at take it and you'll take it the minute. Be class freighter, no man's sky. Household item, tired of this no-man's Scott weekly, three games though. Oh, well, that's all the news from the stars. Let's bring it back to a little place called planet earth where Bernie are officially gay wasn't that assumed? I thought it was already. He's always assume so. Quote. So this is from a news story on, I believe TMZ. Oh. So dirty were walking down Hollywood Boulevard wrote over inside each other. So little little retrospective. They have been living together since nineteen sixty nine Mark Saltzman who started working on Sesame Street in nineteen Eighty-four says, he always wrote them as a gay couple says. He wrote them as a reflection of his own life, but he said he was never trying to push an agenda which I would say, right which you know which makes sense. So his thing was, he's like, I'm gay. I'm going to write a. It's basically the relationship I have with my partner and I was like, oh, that's kind of kind of cool. He and his partner. One time had a Christmas where he went to get his partner of box to store all of his whatever paper clips, but then the other one excellently trade it all his paper Clinton could get the Christmas Eve on Sesame Street was made in seventy three. I don't know indepth muppet reference seventies. So no, I would not say that he had that Christmas Mr.. Hooper die eighties. I think. The if you want to follow the timeline, it's they started living together, nineteen sixty-nine straight nineteen Eighty-four gay. It took. It took them a little over a decade till the eighties. Oh, that's true. So you're saying they were gay before that and there's no real come out. That's fair..
"mark saltzman" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Don't give in on this Republicans given on the nutrition, eat healthily and good food, but don't give in on Brett Cavanaugh. Where do we go from there? First of all, any guy, any guy, whoever is up for any political position is dead. They if an unsubstantiated claim about trying to get a girl's top off thirty six years ago with no evidence, no witnesses, even the the witness won't speak or the the accuser won't speak. If that can torpedo your entire career. Every man is finished on both sides of the aisle. It's not just affecting Republicans every guys finished, probably most women are finished, who can survive that you can't give in with their with their going to try to say as a will Cavanaugh he's compromised. Get someone else get, you know, get just go for someone else come on. It's not a big deal. We'll get there are plenty of other good judge candidates. No, no, no, no. If a warrant a big deal wouldn't be pushing so hard at this. Don't let them get away with this. It is immoral to let them get away with this. Do not let them do it and all right. We. That's my important message to all conservatives and Republicans. We've gotta talk about all the important news though, like gay Muppets and the ban of memes threat Europe. And for that, we bring on Stu Berg year who is on the Glenn Beck program. He's on the news and why it matters and their the Glenn Beck is are hanging around the studio this week, and I love he's got a great perspective. So let's bring him in stoop. Thanks for having me. So an honor, so, well, you know, you were just around here. He figured out, gosh, I've got five minutes RIA. Because I was on your show yesterday at the news and why matters? Yeah, it was a lot of fun. That was a ton of fun yesterday and especially in this new cycle, I'm actually beginning to question the premise of your show. Yeah, which is the news matter really. I'm not convinced at all. We've got thirty five year old accusations. We've got the president's Morio car. We've I don't. I don't need any of that. It's disturbing. It's very disturbing. The news and whites, two servings. Why you should pay attention to something because there are other very important news stories today? Yes, I would say after the Mario Kart and after the the most important stories or Bert, Ernie the well-known Sesame Street puppets. There's a big debate on between different writers and creators of them as to whether or not there gay coincidentally. I don't know why this is, but in my notes for our interview, whoever taped this putting gay pride stick around there. So we have their vote or Burton Ernie gave Bert Ernie, you know, there are wonderful team and they've, they've provided a so much happiness for so long. I don't think they're getting then. Here's my premise for this. The guy who created them said they're not gay. And is that all the I know, I know deeper, okay. They're made a felt. Okay. Okay. Most gay people are not made felt I don't wanna over gentlemen, be right. You something shiny bright felt isn't shiny at all true. Puppets don't usually have any genitals known, so it's difficult for them to engage in any sexual. You know, I don't know. I've never taken clothing off of puppet or you some kind of brick Cavanaugh over here, checking out it. There was an incident at a party I want to go to. It can administration miss piggy was involved. It was not pretty. But yeah, that's an interesting thing is that we have to come up now with sexuality for puppets. You know, the guy I was it was actually kind of sad, the guy who who kind of brought this, everybody's attention. He said he was a writer, I guess, for many years for Perner any, which I thought they came up with all their own material and I'm a little frustrated. I know it's all. Yeah, Mark Saltzman Mark Saltzman and he said he'll was considered them gay. And he wrote them as if they were gay and he modeled them after his own relationship and he's gay he. But I thought that was really sad because Bernie sleep in separate beds is this guy what?.
'Sesame Street' writer says Bert and Ernie are a gay couple
"Turns out if any of you are wondering after many, many years of speculation, decades speculation as to whether or not Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street or gay. We now know that they absolutely were. Starts out. One of the writers has lifted the lid on his most famous and beloved characters. Mark Saltzman who joined the Sesame Street in nineteen Eighty-four has revealed that he did indeed right burden Ernie as a gay couple like shocker. Did anybody really think that Burton Ernie work gay in the bat together with the rubber Ducky? I mean, it obviously obviously.
Parents are getting 'Fortnite' coaches for their kids
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Gary, Mark Saltzman and Shannon discussed on Gary and Shannon
"Gary and shannon thursday much stuff still coming up in the one o'clock hour mark saltzman is gonna join us we're gonna do our tech talk about some of the good amazon prime day deals that are coming up early next week how to how to get siri and alexa sorry for those of you who have those devices i just turn them on to understand exactly what you're saying mush mouths oh and then when we get into strange science we will all squirm when we talk about dr pimple popper and the debut episode of michelle sent me a tax last night hey checkout dr pimple popper everyone's talking about it i i went to the channel i lasted twelve seconds maybe she was pulling something out of some guy and i almost loves that show is my daughter and i showed as interested in the medical field right so i show you the picture of when she was at ucla nerd camp and they're talking about health scientists and she she was drilling holes i don't remember what she said relieving pressure on the or something like that of the pig and the neurosurgeon showing her how to do it and she doesn't and i just i i don't know if i would be okay with a table full of dead doctors don't get grossed out by anything and so she's not she will sit there and watch it and when they looks like they're pulling an uncooked chicken breast out of a guys lung i am what else is happening time four what's happening we've been talking about it all morning here on kfi the federal government has reopened its investigation into the murder of emmett till emmett till was the black teenager in mississippi who was killed brutally by two white men because there was a white woman who said that emmett till made a pass at her now those two men were brought up on charges they were acquitted kazaks just how it was back in one thousand nine hundred fifty five but there was a book written a handful of years ago new information in the book and the new information is this the woman who says that emmett till came onto our now admits that she lied now under california law they could get her for second degree murder because she lied which was intentional she realized that there would be natural consequences dangerous to emmett till life by telling her husband that will young black kid hit on her she would know that bad things would happen to emmett till yeah i don't know she knew that he was going to be killed but she knew that he was going to have she's in her eighties now but it'll be interesting it'll be interesting to see what happens yes she's still live with the two guys who did it who are long debt we are going to deep dive into the story coming up tomorrow at ten when we have our true crime super segment we told you yesterday about the story of radolph o rodriguez ninety two year old guy going for daily walk around the block when a woman hits him with a brick of some kind cement brick there were questions about whether there was a a little girl walking with this woman and maybe rodolfo had accidentally bumped into her brushed her and he says no no that's not the case at all she just pushed me down and started attacking me ninety two year old guy with left with blood all over his face and it's going to take some time for him to recover they set up a gofundme page for him they were they had a goal of fifteen thousand dollars they've raised three hundred and ten thousand dollars so far it'll be fine the emmys were announced this morning there are some familiar contenders game of thrones of course back lebanon nations with twenty two but netflix two hundred or non sorry one hundred twelve nominations what i my favorite of course as westworld alexa ed o'neill hand i'm sorry ed harris not at o'neil not not what's his name bundy ed harris and jeffrey wright both got nominated for westworld as did of course evan rachel would you know what it was a blind spot for me jessica biel is nominated for outstanding lead actress i never i did not know she was in something recently and she was in a.
"mark saltzman" Discussed on The WIRED Podcast
"Hello welcome to episode to the gearhead podcast from wide announced authentic a uk i'm wide uk's jeremy whites product hadassa and i'm joined by the his suit mark saltzman of all set the uk a low and why it's lee at clark at okay today is a very special day in take any guesses why some is it we've been living under a rock any has it is of course the tenth anniversary of the i find people ten years visit the uae doc credit k website you'll now in the park array god we're doing in parts along in the army withdraws we've also got are unfounded referee features one of which i wrote serfil fruits that you get all man so okay plugs out the way it is the tenth anniversary of the iphone now that is quite something if you really do think back and go i actually we've only had this technology in our hands for a decade that's something that we take for granted normalization happened so quickly these days we'll get used to new tax so quickly but this actually took of tremendous leap forward for technology there was that was a smartphone before that the lg proud of our member that we had a and hundred to screen as well added task is well but i don't think it had the rubber band to have the pingeot down of that but it was a full touchscreen phone look very pretty zinni record effort we literally was correct it was good effort considering there was nothing else out though i otherwise hall that's harsher judging by today's stand in no way 'cause i have i have one of the i had like a sunk herb sony w nine fifty.