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Sheriff issues challenge to LeBron James after deputies ambushed
"Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva making new comments today about the ambush shooting of two of his deputies in Compton over the weekend on Fox News. He repeated his challenge for Lakers star LeBron James to match the $200,000 in reward money already offered to help catch the gunman behind the attack. The sheriff says he thinks LeBron must take ownership of his words that black people feel hunted and should see you. This is a bigger problem of violence, overall, doing their own jobs through their business content. Really, It was a place that That was a phone. He did write that plane. Pastor Michael Fisher of the Greater Zion Church family in Compton tells Kayo next that he thinks the sheriff could do a better job of conveying compassion for the community. Should avoid being one sided. Well, maybe he didn't like how the bronze said it and maybe he didn't like what LeBron said. He has to admit that there is a problem. In the sheriff's department that I pray, hopefully under give leadership he will help us to be a two man. Pastor Fischer tells us he wants an advisory council set up to help relations between the Compton sheriff's Station and the local community.
Revenge, Best Served Loud
"With, arguably one of the greatest opening riffs and Classic Rock Barracuda was written by Anna Nancy Wilson together with Guitarist Roger Fisher and Drummer Michael Derosier. It was written at a time when there was friction between the band and their label to put things mildly. The song appears on the album little queen their first album with CBS. Portrait. Records. They'd left their old label mushroom records after a contract dispute and mushroom was none too happy. Because according to mushroom heart owed them a second album. They not only sued the band for breach of contract and try to block the release of the CBS album but released magazine an album made up of songs that Hart had recorded but didn't think we're good enough to release as well as some live recordings needed to get it up to album length. The dispute dragged on and eventually the court decided that heart was free to sign with a new label but mushroom was indeed a second album. So. Heart went back to the studio to rerecord remix edit and re sequence the magazine recordings in a marathon session over four days. A court ordered guard actually stood nearby to make sure the master tapes weren't being erased. Heart eventually came out on top. As not only did the album little queen outsell magazine by a wide margin. The debacle gave the band the distinction of having all three of their albums on the charts at the same time. The court case wasn't the only reason. The Wilson Sisters in company were mad at mushroom records. After the first album became a million seller mushroom took out a full page ad in rolling stone touting the band's success using the headline million to one shot sells a million. No problem so far. The AD looks like the front page of a tabloid newspaper and included a photo from the Dream Boat Anne album cover shoot. The caption read. Hearts Wilson Sisters confess it was only our first time. Implying the sisters had an incestuous lesbian affair. Shortly. After this ad appeared a Detroit radio promoter asked an Wilson where her was. She assumed he meant her then boyfriend band manager Michael Fisher. But when the reporter clarified, he was referring to her sister Nancy and was understandably outraged and retreated to her hotel room to write. When she related the incident to Nancy to was outraged and join an in the writing session, contributing a melody and bridge. Nancy puts suitably angry music to the word to complete the song comparing the sleazy side of the Music Biz to a dangerous ill like fish. The song became an enduring classic and Barracuda remains one of the band's signature songs. Vera Khuda was test to another incident of severe irritation for the Wilson Sisters at. Against in two thousand eight. During that year's presidential campaign the song was used as the unofficial theme song for Republican Vice President Nominee Sarah Palin. The ALASKAN governor had apparently earned the nickname, Sarah? Barracuda as a high school basketball player for her competitive nature. The day after the song was played at the National Convention Anna. Nancy Wilson issued a statement reading. The. Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song nor would they have been granted that permission? We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored. Their wishes were not honored. As the Republican campaign pointed out, they had obtained the proper performance rights to the song from the record label and were under no obligation to get any further permission to use it. The Bar for performance rights being somewhat lower than the bar for commercial or video rights. With no legal recourse. The Wilson Sisters retaliated in the media telling entertainment weekly. Sarah Palin views and values in no way represent us as American women. We. Ask that our Song Barracuda no longer be used to promote her image. The Song Barracuda was written in the late seventy s as a scathing rant against the soloist corporate nature of the music business particularly for women. While, heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song the RNC. There's irony Republican strategists choice to make use of it. They're. The. Songs Co writer Roger Fisher was also anti Palin but he saw things differently telling Reuters. He was thrilled that the song was being used as it was a win win situation. He explained that while heart gets publicity and royalties the Republicans benefit from the ingenious placement of a kick ass. Song. He added that he would use some of the proceeds in a donation to the Obama campaign and thus the Republicans are now supporting Obama. See Kids. There's always a silver lining if we look for it.
Tesla unveils futuristic-looking electric ute called the 'Cybertruck'
"This week. There were a few really big news stories in the one that literally just happens like a day or two ago was the announcement of the Tesla Cyber Truck. Now we do know a couple of people who were there at the unveiling advancing and look forward to some of the content from David. Kogan Dan Lager and also Michael Fisher also known as Mr Mobile aside from just a look of the cyber truck itself It's also bulletproof which is really interesting. Isa who's right behind me has been saying that it looks a lot like the
Motorola Razr Brings the Flip Phone Into 2020
"We're going to focus today on one product one announcement one thing. That thing is the not a brand. New Nostalgia filled Motorola Razor. It was announced on late late on Wednesday Wednesday night. Yeah in La at a very chic. paush crazy weird events It had line diplo. That's that's kind of the with the year for the actual party part or like what you just there for the briefing with yet and I was there for the party part that I'm glad you weren't there for that because it was It was a bit of a I see well I knew what it was. GonNa I get into their I I I think I mean I'm not here to to be a pain but you know how I always say it how it is and I just feel like more read in a very good job with this event but at the phone however the thing is a different thing altogether so let's go back to two thousand four when the the Motorola Razor V. Three was announced This was not by any means the most you know the first flip phone right full nor for one thing but there were. There were standard issue in North America. At least right candy bars were more popular. In Europe like the NACCHIO's everybody loves But yeah I mean. We had flip phones everywhere. But they're all plastic you. They were thick their basic like a pebble in your pocket. And you know we kind of tolerate them for better or worse right right. And then the V. Three comes out and it's it's beautiful it's well made It's satisfying. It's it means. Something seventy gene new concept first of all. It was the first really thin phone if you opened it up. It was thinner than five millimeters or something or five ish millimeter thick at the time that was like unheard of right and then the other thing is made of medals. And last like M- materials that you didn't see in phones at the time I mean there's so some plastic like the Chin and stuff off but the front cover was glass the The the keyboard was made of this weird like laser cut stainless steel and the shelling was aluminum. So I mean it was. Wow and the name razor comes with those of you who don't know this comes from the fact that if you look at it with especially with the Chin it open from like side profile. It looks like a razor blade. That's just opened or closed right right. It looks like a straight edge razor. Exactly Yeah so fast forward six or seven years and Motorola tries this whole thing again and they come out with a a new razor in Canada at least it was just called the Motorola Razor in the US. It was a verizon exclusive called the the razor was that the DROID AJ's arrays droid Roy's razor and this was again something kind of it was. It was one of the first phones use. Kevlar it was. It was it kind of whittled down to a very thin point. Trying to hearken back to that razor design it was one of the first old led displays this it was a it was a gentile lead. which at the time was a little controversial but it was not well received it was? It wasn't fooling font it was is a very thin looking android phone right exactly but it was. It was shortly after the release of the of the DROID line And and it was meant to again. Give Motorola that brand bump but this was a very different era right. This was twenty eleven early days of Android Motorola. Rola was still a big player. Fast forward to now right. We Motorola barely in the conversation especially when it comes to flagships so so the Motorola Razor Twenty twenty. We're going to call that. Yes a flip phone. But it's also a foldable phone so when you saw this for the first time. I'm at the briefing on Tuesday. What were your initial impressions? Well so I saw the leaks I ride. Could I knew what I kind of knew what to expect. And you know leaks. I mean you know this Daniel. There's more for your audience leaks of pretty much generally on point and I- industry so if you see a leak you can pretty much you know we have some good leakers. Otheir I I was like wow. This is exactly what we saw. But like. I'm sitting in the presentations next to Michael Fisher. Mr Mobile and I'm like at first come. Yeah whatever you know he gives to understand up doing phone since about two thousand five actually since the original razor and and I get jaded you know you get like. There's a lot of hype and marketing and and you know. This came out very strong on hype when they announced the event the way they invited people very few people and all that so I was just kind of rolling is a little bit but then the presentation a really glued me and I was like wow okay so this is just not this not just fluff. This is real I in the sense that it seemed like moral really did some great design work my background's engineering and so as looking at the engineering of this engine display and how it all goes together and the head some actual engineers up there talking to us about got it and what their design choices. where I'm like? This is actually good. Like this. and Michael Kept like elbowing. Ham yellowed me and we're looking at Shiloh and like nodding going Holy Crap this is. This is just be the first folding phone that doesn't suck your doesn't fall apart when you use it. Definitely Design Choices Jason. Yeah it definitely felt like the everybody saw the leaks as you said but it felt like the expectations were exceeded especially around the fact that the phone so there has been a a sort of trend of the last few months to associate foldable phones as delicate kid. I mean the galaxy fold is the reason for that but by and large. They're made of plastic. The screens themselves basic. The hinges ages are mechanical and therefore while Samsung and wall way have said that they are going to hold up. After you know for hundreds of thousands of you've of Ben's the reality suggests otherwise and We've seen tear down by fix it and Jerry. Everything that is just how fragile these components actually are and the bravado with which Motorola came out and said this is a stainless steel phone. It's it's also a foldable phone but we don't have to baby it you don't have to worry about it falling apart in fact you can even get wet and it's not gonna it's not gonNA stop. Ah Let's be clear here. First of all this is what they claim. And what my experience touching. The phone is confirmed that the engineering is sound. At least you know. We'll we'll tell six months a year from now the water thing. I think the expectation is that they've done the best they could to water ingress. Won't hopping in the hinge. And so that is non coated like mortar. As this thing I think it's proprietary to them or maybe it isn't in this make it sound like it is but they have not according all their phones and what it is is the phone actually truly water resistant. Water can get in. But everything's quoted in this coding repels water meaning that a won't a bit of moisture during their one damage to phone. So that's what they're saying. So I think in my opinion if I'm GonNa Pitch this to someone I'm going to say. This is a splash resistant phone. Meaning you can use it in the rain and as long as it's not pouring rain you can use it. You can accidentally like you know what it real quick and as long as you drive up real fast you'll be fine you know it's non don't dunk it though that's not gonNa that's GonNa be good right so the phone the the the actual inside screen it is six point two inch plastic oleg display. It's unfolded it's it's a twenty one by nine aspect ratio skinny tall. It's similar to an experienced one or an experienced five shakespeare. Five is almost a dead ringer of it because expire five six. Point one inches. twenty-one by nine right it's I've got a bit of Basil Top and bottom so it together like that adds up to what the Chin would be on the on the razor. So it's almost a match. I think for people who don't have these phones because they're kind of rare it's the width of Pixel four non excel and a high of a pixel four xl. Okay that's a good way of putting it and and so it is just you know it opens up to being a regular size phone six point nine millimeters thin so it's it is really thin but when it's closed it's half that size at its fourteen millimeters thick thicke. Yeah so it's exactly the same thickness and height as the original razor when closed just a little wider. Basically if you know the original razor that's what you have you picture in your
"michael fisher" Discussed on The Android Police Podcast
"More than shoes Not every not you enthusiasts certainly but most people you know they do all their business on these phones do all their personal items very intimate sometimes with their phones there. There are most personal products. And you know I. I think they're going to be around for a while. I think so I I still do think that the fact remains that the smartphone really is just a portal to everything in that and that plays to the commodity aspect where the phone is a window. It's not it's for most people. It really just is that they're people like us who are much more concerned with everything surrounding rounding the window. We've gotTA gotTa have the right frame. You know the accident nice smooth opening action but You know there are people who really get hung up on these things. Obviously but I do question whether or not for most people you know these form factor alterations you know you talked about how you know there are people out there like us who you know. Try New Technology people like what's that what's that what's what's you know. Of course you get asked this all the time and sure some people will make decisions on that basis but I think with the smartphone. I'm going to go back to see. I think we have something like a bit of a car analogy where the vast majority of people are actually three pretty okay with the basic box. They aren't really fascinated by its conveyance. It's just it is the means to an end and I think that has played you know as best you know described through apple's popularity in the United States where I use an iphone and I'm about to tear my hair out within twenty four hours because it's just there are so many things from it's like how do you live and but at the same time like the majority of Americans who own smartphones or perfectly fine with it and I know tons of people who use use iphones or very smart highly productive on the go and they don't care about limitations or the things apple does I mean we obviously both know people who are only on Ios. And they're totally totally fine with that. They don't mind right so I think that kind of gets into well. How important are these changes in found? How much were people willing to pay to use these more exotic form factors and are they willing to pay more at all especially there are a lot of people just aren't all right right and not not at this point certainly and I don't think anybody and certainly no normal person I know and normal I mean not you or I should go out and spend one thousand nine hundred eighty dollars a fold or fifteen eight hundred dollars on the razor? I don't think anyone saying that but I can't help but remember when the first razor came out in two thousand four and it was absurdly expensive at five ninety nine and you didn't even get a discount with a two year contract which was unheard of end e. Everyone everyone was like this is I have to have it but I can't. This is absurd. I'm never going to spend that much money on phone and a lot of people didn't but what happened was the razor proved so iconic and so a alluring the Motorola made tens of variance at all. The price points ended up not being very good business decision but the point is you would within three years be able to go into a seven eleven and for like eighty bucks instead of six hundred by phone. That looked an awful lot. Like a razor on the page ago plan. Like you couldn't get away from it. I I really think that in and in ten years that if a are hasn't completely taken over by then it's GonNa be tough to find display on a on a pocket device. That's not flexible flexible. I really think it's going to be that interesting in ten years that that is quite a while in ten years. It's hard to predict what's going to happen over the form of technology but I mean it's it certainly. This is definitely. I will say the most practical folding device we've seen so far personally galaxy fold I I would never ever want to own one and I always made X.. Design is just. It's going to get so scratched up so fast I could never live with that. You agree with you on the Matrix. I I like the coldest very different use case but I agree with you on the medics. Yeah I think the full has almost zero appeal to any kind of normal person even if it would cost the same as regular Away I cannot cannot agree. Are you saying it's a yeah I I think it's just far too compromised but I think this one you know those two phones I would say like are very much of I would say like the Star Trek of folding phones. No the motor razor feels much more like the blade runner it is a a it is a slightly more like it feels a little more real. It's still fantastic. It's still the future but it doesn't feel like you know something somebody but he drew up as a sketch on the back of a notebook one day and like this is what we're going to be using to you know a hundred years from now it feels more like it's a take on technology. We already have. It feels feels very familiar. Like looking at the photos of you. Do get that sense that like this is something we know. Yes Oh and holding it. I mean you get that sense. And that's part of the reason I think so. Many of us us are enamored of it and I want to say look I you know. I think we're making some good logical arguments here but I am not gonNA pretend like I'm not honeymooning real hardcore on this thing because it is the ultimate combination of things that appeal to me. It is super futuristic tech bleeding edge tech tech that so so on the edge that cheer point it might not work well but it is encased in a shell that recalls fifteen years ago and the very best fifteen years of a conic industrial design in a nascent category that made millions of people care about phones for the first time that combination is something only Motorola could do because Motorola's as one of the companies. It's been in the position it's been for as long and it's just it's an everybody. Nobody loves a redemption story to write. The last time I was interested in a Motorola product really interested was to two thousand sixteen. I mean it's overdue. It's it it's it's a seductive and I just can't wait to buy one with with all kinds of money. Spending I sound far too curmudgeon. I do think it's very cool. I think as a piece of engineering what Motorola did is very inland. ovo is very impressive. Like the whole way the screen screen slightly slides under when you pull it. That's that's like legitimately like that's really clever like that's a good way to avoid the pivoting issue like they've really clearly. I thought about this a lot when I look at like how the phones laid out and like all the dead screen space at the top and the bottom. I physically itch but I still think it's a cool phone i. I don't know if I'd want one but I think that you know what I'm starting the kind of direction I'm going with Foale's at this point is sure. I think they're going to to be a thing. I think that what we're going to have though. Is The smartphone market street saturation. Like shipments are slowly but surely dwindling people aren't upgrading. Rating is often. People are able to keep their phones longer. Actually that's one of the biggest changes apple has been the company that enabled that more than any other and of course other companies are slowly but surely starting to follow suit. Google supporting its phone longer. Basically everybody's got an accident damage protection plan for their phones. Now where you can get your screen replace. Everybody is starting to get onto the long term support game to varying degrees. I mean apple is doing it best battery replacements screen replacements Spencer Easy to get you walk into the store. You walk out if you hours later in. It's done you know. They really have made it. Very seamless and I think that you know gets to an issue issue that is really separate of the razor but about smartphones in general which you know to me one of the more interesting things is how companies are really changing like Apple. I this is specifically about apple quite honestly how apple has really changed the customer experience for smartphones versus what we expected affected six or even six or seven years ago where you know. A lot of people are still walking around today with iphone. Successes iphone sevens. You know that our four five years old. They're still using using them. They got the battery replaced under Battery Warranty Program or whatever or they just went and got it done anyway and the phones are still good. They're still useful apple still supporting them for the most part. I think that that to me is one of the most interesting like directions. smartphones as a class of products are going. They're turning turning into durable goods. They're turning things. We expect to get along life out of versus something you know. We're turning on an upgrade cycle. People aren't really getting rid of them until they basically don't work work anymore. I mean you know we you know every time you get on the subway. I'm sure you see a million cracks greats like oh it's horrified so pervasive that you watch the expanse and and like the. The main character has a futuristic crazy. Awesome phone that's transparent but it also has has a crack in it because this is how you identifies a human. It's a a real world capture. You're not a real human if your phone doesn't Cracking it yeah so I think that you know looking at how long people keeping phones how they're becoming much touch more like it's just not. I think the more interesting questions to answer around phones are how do we make this product lasts longer. How do we make consumers like because for me the the question of value comes up all the time as a product reviewer like how do I recommend a product on a value basis and unfortunately like it's remain in true as long as I've been reviewing phones that actually one of the cheapest phones you can buy over time ends up being an iphone because you don't need to replace it? It is often. It sells for far more money if you want to reset apples. Trade in program values them pretty reasonably and the support is unmatched. So you can keep it in service longer. Anger if you really care about maximizing your phone dollar actually apple is the best company in the world to buy a phone from most people. Don't think about the way like. Oh the iphone so expensive and it's like well well. No if you do the economics in terms of how long Hebrew balance on your phone how easy it is to repair than actually apple is by far the best. Bang for your buck not to mention availability. The of easy access retail locations for most people who live near population centers which nobody else can come close to no no definitely not and I think that's something that we've seen in the other side of the fence android you know. Every company being android phones almost completely fail to respond to in a meaningful way yeah even processes asses from what I understand pretty inconsistent if you oh yeah on the chat rep Sir Terrible. They'll lie to you. They'll tell you that just blatantly untrue about the warranty and stuff like it's awful so I think that you know foldable are cool. I think that they're going to be a big. You know a part of the future of phones phones but I think that you know it's I if I'm going to hold feet the fire over found if I'm GonNa really hold a torch for people and say this is. This is the biggest and most important the issue to tackle about smartphone when it comes to smartphones form factor to me is like so far down the list at this point I want companies to be more accountable for for how they support their products for how long people can use them. How how long they remained? Good phones shouldn't have to be something. We have to upgrade every two years. That's kind of silly like if you you were to say that about a laptop like you know obviously working in your industry. That's a little different. That's that is a that is professional grade tool. It's a different sort of thing but if here to say that about a laptop your regular person most people keep the laptop six seven years. Probably sure yeah and I remember distinctly the first time I ever spent real money on technology. Technology was in a laptop in college needed laptop so badly mine was tragic and I had to spend an inordinate amount of money but it lasted me for. I think five ears and to me at the time in two thousand six to two thousand eleven. That was More time than I expected to get out of used after upgrade a lot more often but that is maturing segment as well to your point I will say that Let's say two things first of all I've inherited the annoying tendency of podcast hosted. I listen to a regular to preface everything with to your point and I apologize. It's very frustrating. I hate that I've done it Secondly I think you said something earlier that I will will be a little pedantic about you said that the durability slash longevity question and support question about phones is the more interesting one and I think the unfortunate truth of it is. It's not and I love that you are going to increase visibility on that. And you're gonNA make that a pillar of your coverage because honestly it's not as interesting. It's not as easy for someone like us to get the eyeballs. We need to make this this To to to keep money coming in the door because really what are you what are what does the people that are. What are the People WanNa see new phones? They WANNA see. Hot Phones owns Laptops new ideas strange futuristic concepts. you run a piece.
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"Hey, everyone. Welcome to the Android central podcast. This is episode four one T three, and we are all sitting at the end of airy long day for the Thursday of IOT twenty nineteen. I am Russell Holly. I'm joined by aurea. I've joined by Michael Fisher. And I am joined by Neurath. So gentlemen, it's been a day long attempt. Yeah. Even up some six nursing copy Bailey's. The dream. I just woke up from a safe thing. Still kind of hang overload. He's upright. Chances of this guess staying on the rails or relatively low. But we've got some new go I owed its we do have Google on and talk about so tons of stuff happened today. But as out to me by several developer, folks, that I talked to a lot of it was kind of under the covers not not exciting, you know, user facing feature so much as kind of prominent things that are going to mean a whole lot later. No, one of the big things that they started. The keynote with was was Sudar saying that that Google was trans transitioning from a company where you searched for answers to a company that helped you do stuff do things of all sorts. Yeah. Not not just on your phone. Just in the browser helped you with life. Yeah. And proactively does think so switching from the you ask for things it gives you things right to proactively in ongoing conversations offering you things which is kind of the the pinnacle of what they've talked about for last few Google. Oh, yeah. So I unfortunately was not able to watch the keynote even though sitting not far away from you guys because I was editing video the entire time. So I'm going to serve as the surrogate for the audience and this guest. Oh, that's interesting. Because all of that is so what what are they? We're gonna talk about what they rolled out that will achieve these new goals or what? Yes. I mean, the the big thing where a lot of things kind of wrapped around it. I guess started with a system tons of stuff with with a system going to Google maps being able to use it in kind of a car road, which you know, we gosh people been saying for years, why Google system better integrated in when you're driving and now it's a proper carte mode. You know, the it's got, you know, being able to access music being able to return to podcasts when you are in the middle of them and driving. You know, having a things are kind of show at the bottom of your navigate is taking up the entire screen. So that when you're driving you're still focusing on the things you're supposed to focus on that was kind of a big deal. But it was really just the start of a ton of things going around Google assistant. That is a huge update though because having spent in. Often driving with all of that really frustrating where you can do somethings and then not do them, and it's like really just effects hold experience in the ability to do everything you expect to be able to do and have it work and not go. Okay. Great. Now, it's taking ultimately taking people away from ever in directing with that phone, which is a great thing when you're driving when you drive. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Advocation at the same time. They're also bringing Google assistant to ways. Yeah. In there. Also, just generally theme was the barrier to accessing assistant is lower it. It's also just in more places in more conversational in more places. Yeah. And also this kind of been the ongoing thing in the problem with Google assistant as a brand is that Gula sisters just becoming the undercurrent of all smarts happening across Goupil properties. You're talking about being in Google maps ways. Google search Google lens is also kind of just the visual version of Google assisted and so on and so on the system itself is not. Not a one entity. It's just kind of the Smurfs behind Google overall your interactions with Google as a person. Yeah. We're starting to see the concept of assisted being the platform. Yes. And that is is kind of an important thing. But it's also important that they're not talking about it like that like they're not trying to reduce it as its own thing there. They're they're, you know, we did that with will now which never really panned out or assistant originally. Right. Where we're that was where it was its own thing. It had its own feature set and things like that. So so that did not work, and so now just being integrated into everything in kind of increasingly subtle ways. Which I think is pretty good one of these. We're gonna talk about later is is a piece of hardware that reminds me in a lot of ways of the nexus five and as a result. I was watching some old nexus five coverage yesterday in the process in reminded me just how long ago the seeds for Google system where. Oh, yeah. Google now stuff goes all the way back to I think what nexus four running and the Moto the Moto X actions before the motive oyster. I mean, this has been germinating for a very long time. So it's cool to see it finally reach a point of maturity where you've not only Google assistant sort of uniform now across devices for mobile devices home. But now you're going to be able to do more things with which I would like to talk. It's one thing. I looked up in time to see divorce Samson Bixby like local device interaction. Right. This isn't to open apps, and what you do that what it was the new thing like, you can ask assistance, it take a selfie or. So the big thing that enables all of this at the lowest level in this kind of the next iteration of Sistan has a service that it's they figured out. How to do all of this processing and handling of specific queries about things that are happening on your device fully on the device without? A network connection without any connection whatsoever. And so we've had a small portion of this with something that you would like to do Michael which is voiced attacks. Yes. Which as the exclamation point. Is continue here where? They have this weird disconnect between you could tell when you have the voice of taxed that was just happening locally, which kind of trash versus what was going up to the server in back. Just to do voice, Texas, Senator simple thing they've gone several rations past that. Now, they're doing all of these actions on the phone, and as we we'll talk about later on a home devices, even as well. Even though they do have an active internet connection to speed up dual assistant responses up to ten times. Right. Because look even when you have a good network connection. You're talking about what fifty milliseconds latency each way. Yeah. It was you know, whatever next steps that takes to get to their server and get back to the server all of that stuff is kind of imperceptible each step of the way. But when you go to make a query likes only like shook they showed a good example of show me my. Photos from Yellowstone that doesn't need to be something that goes all the way to Google servers and comes back to parse that information. And then get you to open the app. So now, they're showing demonstrations of this all happening on the device. So what they showed was very Bixby like because it was all about controlling things on your phone. So the examples were like. Notification comes in. And you say you're really that text, you know, read that to me than say reply might trip was great. And then you just seamlessly transition to show me my photos for a while. Oh, I don't know. What that is. That's how that is home if irate, and that's way off the vets in then, you know, you're talking about a trip with this person. And you say show me mining for us from Yellowstone? And then you say show me them with the show me photos with AMI. He's not even say that say the ones without show the ones with animal, right? And then you tap on one. You say send this to Michael and sends it which is exactly what was promised like keep comeback to Bixby. That's was galaxy S eight or nine speed premier was a and they said anything you do on your phone with tap right now, you're going to be able to do with your voice that was Royal. But it felt Bixby in that it felt so far short of it that I feel like I've seen demos like this at so many I os specifically now watch you can have a conversation with the machine, and like we go back and forth with this. I I'm I'm heavily mitigating my expectations for. Absolutely. And then how much do you devil's advocacy expand on this to continue? 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"michael fisher" Discussed on Pocketnow Weekly Podcast
"Yeah. And it's nice to have this like vanguard product that's gonna pull publicity in your direction because that's what I feel that they're going to be. There's only one. The reason why we visited that booth and it's because we were curious to see the flex thingy. But I it serves no purpose. It serves very little purpose. Other than being good PR a good way of actually presenting what their other products and what they're capable. Yes. Because they have these flexible displays on other products. They make perfect sense. There was that smart speaker that they have where they actually wrapped a display that makes that makes sense. Yeah. But it's just for me. I for example, I love my ipad. And it also bins now. I love my ipad. But one of the things that I love the most about don't have been though. Right. There's no band, right? Have you checked? Yeah. But but what I love about the ipad. Most is I could put it. You know, it's there's my computer, and then I could fit the tablet in front and a doesn't bother like it feels like if there's nothing there. Okay. It doesn't weigh anything. And so I can't imagine using that flexi thing in my pocket or putting it in my bag without wanting to extending it. But then if I wouldn't. But then if there's no purpose for it, deflects them, why would ever flex exactly so how is the experience any better when you can flex it is the question the thing is that that is a that's an almost impossible question to answer at this juncture because Android simply does not play well with it like abs- were opening in the wrong orientation. It was confused about like what configuration the phone was in. But that this is an early product, obviously. So it's a concept phone that they had examples of. But it may never prove itself on the market and one it's flexed. It feels weird in the pocket. Asymmetric let let's try to remember another case of a product that was vaporware like why like I'm trying to remember other products or other concepts and ideas that were either too late for their time or too early for their time or just flat out were cool, but didn't make sense well in the vein of what we're talking about right now, I'm inclined to say the acts on 'em by it just wasn't it. Just wasn't implemented. Right. Was its biggest probably exactly. And so I mean, but what was the biggest problem with the Exxon him? It was the software was in ready. And then the phone was just too thick as the design is. So the design was made to benefit the the coal idea of making a two screen tablet. That's a phone this and that, but then if it completely disregards ergonomics, and it becomes the product. Then you simply it's just I mean. When was the last time that we used holsters in our belts to carry a phone? I'm done in front of me. All you want in the comments. I did it Michael Fisher for that. Oh, we need. Mr Michael Fisher with as a actual like. Yeah. L D west L D, Wes holsters, I used Holter holsters that I love them. But we've been so used to using smartphones in our pockets now that it's like what we're going to go back to using posters. You know, the man bag is back. The what the you know, the man bag has returned. What is that? Like dudes, I rock and around with like ours it. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Chiming. Sorry. Manage recall those money. It's like there are like small sling bags that people. Are you guys are using now to carry stuff? And you know, what I gotta say probably the reason why the man bag is back. You know, you can think of loggers for that. They got to carry gear on the daily ton of. I mean, can you see all this? I use. I I use a camera small cameras messenger for that peak design. So yeah. But anyway, yeah, we'll we'll probably going to need stuff like that as we figure out how to streamline all these designs. And that's the reason why I don't think gave us any real indication that these trends like foldable or actually I don't think they're going. I don't think they're going to go anywhere. And it's great. I mean, I love that..
"michael fisher" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"It's it's my favorite my new favorite laptop. So for twenty nineteen I'm looking forward to existing form factors that realized they can do things better. And. Doing those things better. And also new little categories coming back like that little gopro. What's it? Nocco people have done events, and I don't like the Osmo pocket today asthma pocket, which looks like a nice little nifty camera. I love that. You can connect that thing to any smartphone on the saw over on the side. Make it a big old monitor genius. And it's bringing back that hand held digital camera that we had back in the days of flav lip. Since then so much. Yeah. And we'll see if it's or if people say, you know, the stablization I get my ten Asir my pixel three is fine. Yeah. But I I love I love it. I love it. Anytime a company is like, let's experiment with either a new thing or making an old thing better refreshing thing. Yeah. I completely agree. I I'm pretty much in the same boat. I actually look forward to whatever the next generation over gaming consoles. Are that's what I really want to see happen because the PS four and the XBox are really due for a refresh or an upgrade of some sort. But on the on the topic of pocket and mobile, the apparently there might be a new switch in a really curious. What that would look like I've heard that rumor to the switch switch to switch to switch pro perhaps. And I want to know what that would look like and to see if other companies are going to move towards that. Because if there's one thing that we're seeing a lot more of. Two thousand eighteen this is a trend. We didn't even really touch upon in this podcast, the gaming phone is now a thing. And I wanna see that in. So if the switch pro comes out with Nintendo making more, I p's not just for it. But also for mobile everyone else gust up their game of man, and it looks like they're trying it looks like a Seuss razor. Everyone's trying Xiaomi make one Nubia makes one. Yeah. I'm looking forward to seeing more of that. Because a mentality. I've always had in the computing realm is a gaming machine is so it can be so powerful and so good that it can handle pretty much any other task. So a gaming phone hopefully will fit that description as well. And I'm looking forward to that. Yeah. No, I strongly agree with that. And and that's another thing. What are the ecosystem has to keep up with and catch up with it? Like, I've had these gaming phones in this been great. But frankly mobile games as they stand right now are still not as compelling to me as the kind of stuff you can get on even the switch a lot of people. Just like turn their noses up at because you can't play red dead redemption to on it. You know, because it's not a very it's not a counseled. It's all about power. Yeah. But it still has those Nintendo exclusive titles that I think are worth the price tag alone. Well, I mean, there's there's a rumor going around that a patent because of Hatton was just signed off on by Sony that kind of looks like a Vida Evita successor. Oh, what was the the veto was their portable their PS, Vida. Remember that clumsy product placement in Hausa card. Yes. Kevin. Hey is that a PS veto? Okay. Well, yeah, I think I think I think we've done it. I think that's good. Leo. We're on our way to our next destination. Monetize this say it. We're literally going to a monument called the glory hole glory hole. You can give them a quick explanation because I have never even known about this thing. We're just going by wineries. And that's all I wanna go to right now. This is amazing. Actually, I should take some more video it's beautiful here in northern California. We're going to a big old drain. Do it through a YouTube search for glory hole where I don't Google door. Oh my God. Do a search for the devil's gate. Yes. Or just big drain. You'll find it the ad make us Anoma in sonoma's, California, a minute you see the thumbnail you will know what we're talking about. Yes. Since we're since we're here, I'm driving. I can't necessarily look at the script that jill's makes me every single week. I'm going to go into the out trove after this..
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"God for you that you think you're going to enjoy or and I have to just go on the fly real quick as I haven't thought about this question long enough for better answer. But I will say this the Lenovo yoga c-9 thirty by the way, Lonzo maybe think about think about the brand names. It's like Sony is W H one thousand XM three exactly I'm drooling already. Did I call them when I got the marketeers I called them to cancel cans. Oh, that's nice. I remember that they'll take Taghi name like that over like a jumble of numbers and letters. Lenovo another on this topic. You know, if it's a yoga, right? Why not name it some sort of pose the yoga now? Oh, you've crossed one the yoga Asana yellow, call Federal Credit Union. Sounds good. Oh, my goodness was actually yellow Federal Credit Union. That's pretty cool. Hey, so what I'm saying? So for me right here, the roundabout sorry. All right. All right is a laptop that. And the reason I bring it up is. Because what I'm looking forward to in two thousand eighteen is more more devices that rethink what their role is how many, laptops, if I played with that that have a have a stylist that you can use with them. But there's no place to put the stylus to carry it in your bag, the nine thirty gives you a silo like a galaxy note, how many laptops have had to put a sticker over the front facing camera on because I'm either paranoid, or depending on your point of view. That's a whole podcast right there on thirty puts a cover right in there frigging laptop, and it's not thick. It's not dumb. It puts a massive sound bar in the hinge. It's just a cr- used it for two days. I don't know if it's a great laptop it could be total crap from what either delivers on on on making a solid windows experience..
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"You can't do that, you know, and multi windows been building the Android for a couple of generations now. So it it's it's all going to be whether people stand up and demanded I think and then whether Google follows through and incentivizes developers to to build for that stuff. But the point is we don't know it's so it's such a strange idea that we have no idea at this point what what to expect. I just like that. If like having a big screen when you want and having a pocketful device when he don't even though it's going to be thick. I know. It's going to be thick as one of the things going to talk about it at first. Yeah. And but we've always said that for four features or bigger batteries. We wouldn't mind a thicker device. This is kind of going all in on that on that idea. Yeah, we will test that with with this category of devices. But I think a lot of the consumer stuff. That's that's worth buying a long ways off there. Yeah. I I haven't even used convertible, laptops, or convertible tech a whole lot. I remember the last thing. I was super jazzed about was the assist transformers where you can put the phone into a dock that became that made it become a tablet that was the pad a phone pad headphone. Visit my politics it is Pat phone. Well, yeah. And you even you're using the pixel slate right now that can be technically converted into like a laptop experience because of a keyboard that you can attach to it. Yeah. I I don't know. I'm still conventional and sense that I use a general laptop. I haven't used any convertible. So this might actually be a new frontier for me that a phone can become a tablet in one go. Yeah. I was weird. I'm with you on that. Like, I find Microsoft's surface line like the regular service, you know, the tablet with the optional. Keyboard to be fascinating, and futuristic and awesome. But also totally not compatible with my use case. I'm literally doing laptop work so often that for me a surface laptop is a much better fit surface book something that so I feel you completely on that. So while I advocate for these bigger form factors. Sometimes man, there's something to be said for proven design. Yeah. Sometimes the tried and true. Yes. It should always be around. Even if the new stuff is is encroaching on it. I mean, I've had pro great example. It's just not. I love all the people who are saying it's the best ipad ever made. But it's still IOS like it's not going to replace my laptop anytime soon. Yeah. Although I am starting to see now with this generation glimmers of that possible future watching. Jonah the Morrison edit a full video on an ipad pro on YouTube was a was quite an experience. I believe that actually didn't watch that. What did what did he use it rush? A no wasn't Russia was another program. It can't cyber director. Comments comments help us out. Whatever it was. It was a we was something to watch a video edited on an ipad with no fans in four k with an apple pencil instead of a mouse. No. I mean, that's my dream. Yeah. So I don't have to carry around Big Mac book. Pro you know? Yeah. That is true. Or or like, I was saying I think he would there was last week or the week before bring the ipad. Pro amac many. And use that new product that someone used to make. That's a fairly portable said you gotta plug in. But you portable, but it's a soft gap. Right. Exactly. That's that's a that's an exciting possible future. So for these for these last number of minutes for this potentially one hour show, this is. Yeah. We're about there. What are you looking forward to in two thousand nineteen then because I know we're gonna see each other next week in Hawaii. They're still the entire month of December to look back on twenty four. But I figured this is a perfect way for us to do it. And in this car, you know, for the long haul that we have. So why not look a little bit more in the future? What's twenty nineteen?.
"michael fisher" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"I mean, people people my comments are complaining because I've said this in I think in the last three videos, but yeah, I can now charge everything I carry with me on with one cable, and if that cable it I if that is not true, then I'm not going to carry that product. I'm sorry. The service up to has no place in my bag if I have to carry around a surface blade charger with me, you know, it's it's funny. You mentioned that because I feel the same way in a slightly pivoted manner. I have been test. Being USB ear buds recently. And I love the fact that we're finally getting to a point where these ear buds could actually work with other devices than the ones that are meant to compliment, for example, the razor hammerhead UNBC noise canceling headphones that actually thinks I'm pretty good with the noise cancelling as I love about them. They're not going to really noise canceling everything out. But even just a little bit goes a long way, sometimes they work with my maple expo. Oh, yeah. That is nice. Yeah. Plug into the USCC exactly either of the two USB ports. And there you go. I have an I have audio and I was like, wow. So if you as you see isn't every single product that I have then they can all work in congress. And I I kind of look forward to that. Actually, I understand there's some people out there. They're going to give us BBC audio or is the headphone jacks, blah, blah, blah. What's funny is that the made book has of headphone, Jack also. But since I only had those hammer heads on me this, and I was really happy about that. And it will be really nice when USB finally matures just to like get off the like. Brought to you by the US spec- coalition. Second USCCA is still broken. And a lot of ways stuff that should be compatible isn't and even if the port fits, it doesn't mean that it's actually going to go to work for you every time and glad to work for in that case. Yeah, it's it's far from universal. Yeah. But it's nice to see that more. Things are starting to sort of just fall in line true. And yeah, I have I have an inker power break that I connect a bunch of things to in order to charge my stuff, I can connect my my laptop or my phone or the these go pros. Yeah. To it to charge things. Then that's nice. I hope it becomes more and more prevalent. Another great example of USB embrace her since hero five or six. I've got can't remember. Yeah. Testing do not make me carry around an old micro b cable to charge my stuff. I still have a few of my bag. I just can't get away from it. Right. Yeah. Because like the mini think you're free of it. Like, a company will release the smartwatch. And they'll use a doc. That's like, you know, hasn't micro USB port and like you guys. Where are you on? So I was waiting for something. I was being very nice. And the person was it's funny when you have that little pause. It's like awkward handshake. You know, you go. T-bone collision. Yeah. Exactly. At least they looked really slow. I was like, okay. I'll creep premium. Okay. Cool. So you just mentioned smartwatch is like where where do you stand on smart watches in two thousand eighteen after everything we've seen? Well, we waited basically all year for the new version of Google's Wairoa s to come out. Right. And that version looks pretty cool now that we've gotten to play with it a little bit, and it's starting to trickle out on devices. But so far the only thing I've used it on for a long time as the w seven, and I'm still very envious of you for having that. But but here's the thing. It's not a typical experience because it it's the watch that has the analog hands mounted over the display. Yeah. And that's fun. That's a cool little thing. It makes this very special experience. But are also introduces a ton a ton of compromises because the production pipeline was longer. So they had to use the old Snapdragon where twenty one hundred. And Scott can do the same thing. I was so disappointed. There's no heart rate sensor is I don't really care about some people. Do you know, it's it's doesn't get the new battery life improvements that thirty one hundred brings blah, blah, blah, blah, blah..
"michael fisher" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"Yes. A poor LG this here, it's hard to it. It's I can appreciate the fact that it's hard for these companies to know when things are dropping, so they don't exactly know what the timing will do to a product release cycle. And it must be tough for that. They don't know as much as like they have a release when do they have to strategically? You know, it'd make the make the most of it. I will say if I was l j. The same move on before. Because while we p twenty pro doesn't launch in the United States. That's in one on one handling, well, whatever we'll take that hit. Yeah. Definitely. And I don't mean to say that L G has been a disappointment by any stretch of the imagination. There's certainly things that could have been done to not only not only get the phone in front of more eyeballs. But also in terms of some of the features because obviously so many phones have come out that we're starting to see features actually proliferate and even more phones. Like, the white Ingles now with thing and more than just phones, for example. Yeah. So it's about that. Yeah. Exactly. And you've been using it actually may twenty probably may twenty pro on this trip almost almost exclusively. Just the note nine for today. Probably must have that v forty for some of the interior shots tomorrow. So we can evaluate its angle versus p twenty pro a little bit more. Now that some updates of Landon or that may twenty pro you mean sorry may twenty. Name. It's a little hard for me. Okay. So some tangent. It's a little hard for me to do the turning my head to to see the the other lane because of the Mike. Use it in the cluster. I was about to say, it's it's nice as we're doing this road trip. Just another little tangent. A little bit of context awareness here. We're on our way to yet another landmark, but it's not going to be Tahoe. The reasons why you can see in either of our videos. That's correct about this particular vehicle in right now. And I'm in the driver's seat him. I'm chilling right now. This is nice. This is nice. I don't have to do. So is it fair for me to say I want to I want to ask you what your what has disappointed? You senior is fair for you to kick. Elect you to warn me before we went on air. So I can I know I and at the same time, I'm thinking to myself like just how far do we want to go with this particular? I we're not I don't want to disparage anybody. We just wanna be empirical. You want to be objective about? I'm not worried about that. I'm just worried about being able to remember anything generally disappointing product will come and go. And then you kind of forget about it. 'cause there's no time you have to go think about the next thing people care about I will say the first thing that jumps to mind for me is and I'm sorry. I don't know if you want to eat this two phones, but I'll just throw it out there. Triplets still relates to degree the surface laptop to for Microsoft. Oh, everyone was telling me that that I remember when it was announced I should preface that when it was announced people were so excited for it. Yes. And myself included, okay because the surface laptop. I Jan was such a comfortable machine is a pretty machine as well came in that lovely blue you can type on that outcome. Tara and have that nice fabric beneath your poems surface laptop to is basically the same exact machine with some. Spectrums on the inside in while. That's a typical complaint you hear in this industry. It's not just that. I'm annoyed that it's an iterative bump I'm annoyed that they didn't do the one thing that would have made it a twenty eighteen machine. Which is what you in it. I know a broken record about this. But guys if you don't have USB see in in your product. I don't care if you're talking about an earbud charging case or a laptop desktop replacement laptop. Yeah. You I can't take it seriously. You're ready shooting yourself in the foot in terms of like ubiquity among the tech. Yeah..
"michael fisher" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"Tron dot com to learn more because Saito by lutron, welcome home to peace of mind. Hit record here. And I'm meeting record on this one. I'm not even gopro any of announce Oga. Oh, really, oh, it's on. But it's not recording don't fuss with me. You ready to go some feel that you're saying what are the traveling? Telemarketers. I am cleaner. And we're back. Oh, we're passing Davis. Now. Welcome back to the PBS. We have switched seats this time. It's the day after that original first half of the podcast. So yeah. After coming back from our break yesterday or rather in the previous segment we were talking about his awards. The the best products of two thousand eighteen as it were. But kind of just want to talk for a little bit of very casually about twenty teen in general like I feel like this year has been if things have been ramping up to better. So it's it's more and more device releases and like more higher frequencies, right? This year. It was like the craziest in recent memory has crazy because I think we said that about seventeen as well. I'll really. Yeah. Well, at least I did I was like oh my God. I can't believe the smartphones are back baby. We're not not boring anymore and then. Yeah. This year, just October. Absolutely. Crushed it. Yeah. Not necessarily in terms of quality, though that may be true. But just the quantity of stuff said only you had phones everywhere wasn't an ISA post something on Instagram about the she did. Yeah. I should retake. She had a little pose where it looked like she was being a little bashful. And she was like, oh my God. I just wish. And then the if you if you look at it, and you see someone wrote I just wish smartphones with stop. Yeah. And that is really felt but I'm glad that it only really came up in mainly October. Glad that the entire year. Didn't quite feel like oh, yeah. No, very true. At least it was a little confined, and we're getting a chance to catch up. Now. You know, you post a video when you post it and then wood fortunately in our line of work. There's always someone there ready to say a month laid like always then you can get a nice good Russia satisfaction. My banning them forever right field. We've been having so many discussions about the the life of a of a creator the life of tech YouTube, or I don't know what kind of term you want to say. But yeah, there's so many little quirks to this whole life of art there are and this is only like one facet of it is the fact that these phone manufacturers just don't seem like they want to stop. There are so many phones I came out this year that even in the first half of the year. I feel like some people may have kind of forgotten. And I think that's a bit of a travesty. I mean, the the galaxy S nine for example, they l g g seven even HTC phones from earlier in the year that were exciting when they were first. Being announced the note nine the no nine. Yeah. Indeed, the no nine itself, and that's even more recent release that is already feeling overshadowed by other phones, just after it definitely. And that's the pace of this industry. It's crazy. So which ones do you are you particular one that you're like said aren't getting getting the FaceTime anymore pretty much pretty much any LG device yell G has been a real sleepy sleepy time this year. Yeah. I mean, there are some incredibly sound things that are being done with their phones like the boombox. Yes. All right. I don't mean to say that like the products are are snooze vests. I just mean like, it seems like every time Elchi has released something it's immediately been either superseded by something more splash worthy or buzz worthy. Or didn't really take. Hold in a way like g seven. Yeah. You didn't have is. I recall there were. Maybe one carrier partnership with that right in the end. It's probably just AT and T. Right. It's usually Brent always it spring. Okay. I can't remember ally. And then so that was kind of a real stall in the US don't sedation needed. Don't quote me on that one. But I recall the career deals not as intense on that one. And then v forty rolls around forty is like we're on every carrier, and we're like Haredi, and then I think something like twelve hours later, the p twenty pro drops into sort of sucks all the era of the room bay..
"michael fisher" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"But you know, at least there are alternatives that you can recommend to I could recommend. I actually recommend the bullets wireless to people. It is a good bluetooth headset for what fifty dollars sixty dollars. Yeah. And on the flip side of the gauge out call out, another one of my stay mobile award winners with the Sony Wh thousand XM three or the Mark threes there three hundred fifty dollars. But I love that. You can they're the best over the year bluetooth headphones I've ever used and I love that you can buy those end a one plus sixteen. And still come away paying I think a couple of dollars less than you would like a note nine or an iphone. Yeah. At their launch prices. Obviously all the phone prices have come down for the holiday. So and even then neither the no nine nor the iphone. Made it in your running. Yeah. That's true. But no nine was close though, it was which makes sense to me. I know nine is still a beast. And every time I use it. We've been using on this trip a lot. Because folks, I don't know if you know, California, big state, not covered by every network. My only Verizon Simmons in the Verizon ends in the note nine so every time I pick it up to use it on this trip. I'm like, oh, God, I forgot how much love this phone was that your unit provided by Samsung. Yeah. So okay, good. You just confirm something for me that I've been meaning to to test. If Verizon symbol work in the no nine absolutely have not done that. I've just kept it in my pixel. Yep. Okay. So with that the me twenty pro okay? Yeah. This is I'm still it's a daunting task to review this not only four pocket now. But also for myself because oh my God. There's so much to talk about what I want to hear your take on the may twenty pro I I wish I say the same thing every time. I wish I could give you more info than is in my head right now because I actually haven't used it properly as daily of like for for long enough to formulate a full opinion. And this is one of those phones that requires that amount of actual usage. And I'm not just talking about taking it out to like a food festival or food truck festival and taking pictures within and assessing in that situation. You have to use it at night, you have to use it on a trip you have to use it when you're out and about because the camera is that versatile at this point. You have to wide angle you have the night mode. You have good stabilization in the video the video mode may not be the most robust interface which referring to. Over the last couple of days in so you have to you have to understand that this review. I think this year is the hardest one because with the one plus sixty I can wholeheartedly recommend it to everybody for the razor frontier which I'm reviewing right now. It's a great phone for what I call the unapologetic the people who are like, I I know exactly what I'm buying. I'm a razor fan. I in the whole world to know it. So the unapologetic for that the pixels for like, I g boyfriends and photo takers, but the may twenty pro it fits in so many different categories in different ways. And I'm I'm flabbergasted by how to sink lycee that in a review. From my perspective. The may twenty pro is is a hardware court force. Yes. And I mean, I'm I really mean it when I say hardware because when it comes to software. I think we could have a whole podcast episode this length just talking about the things I would change about the software. Yeah. But I was sitting there in that New York City briefing getting the low down on the may twenty pro couple of weeks ahead of its launch. And I realized little more than halfway through the briefing that I was going to have to reschedule with the entire rest of my year because we had the opportunity to go to London to spend five days with shooting with the may twenty pro in London and. I needed to take that I had said, no. And I needed to reconsider because it between all the cameras that you mentioned the fed of facial unlock stuff that no one really has copied as well..
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"It was really weird. And that's why one version two came out jumped right on it. Because they figured out how to streamline their design. But the motive in particular like so step tracking sleep tracking heart tracking. Yes. And you mentioned that it has another new feature. The I need I need an explanation as to how this ring does that does the two factor. So do I. Have you not used it though? I have it's like I I looked at the technical stuff. And I was trying to write it up. And that's when the middle of tech Tober happened that I just like the review when right to the back of the shelf. I knew it. My conclusion was going to be. But it didn't I don't actually have the video put together yet. So what effectively if you're familiar with a key or Google tighten security key? Sure this serves the same purpose where if you're not familiar with that, basically you input your password. And then where you would normally get a two factor than occasion prompt being like, hey, let us text. You your one time code don't use SMS for that. And if you don't know what I'm talking about the two factor authentication at all put two factor, then occasion on everything please immediately security, so man, but instead of using that texted getting texted code sent to you or Email to you or through an authentication app. You can just have a physical key and the motive ring can now serve as that physical key. And you can you tell the computer use my physical key? And then you do this little. A little hand move that I can't really illustrate with words to well. Except to say like, you know, when somebody's asking you up or down, and you're like, that's kind of mediocre a little little hand level. That's basically what you do. And until where though you just do it in open space, the accelerometer tells the ring that that's what it's doing ended authenticates through bluetooth. Yeah. To your computer, whatever you're trying to log into Cromer, but it has to be bluetooth connected to that device. See that's correct. So does it you bikini or titans key? The very first thing you do when you're authenticating it is putting in Perry mode at forms of bluetooth connection. You do one time pin, and it's sound. Here's the problem. It sounds really complicated. It's if I was listening to this. I would be like I don't ever wanna buy that. That sounds way too. But once you once you get used to it. It's great because no one who doesn't have that physical key can get into your stuff. Yeah. And security should be the easiest thing to market to people. But I it's hard hard. And do you. Remember, what blackberry said when we were pressing him for questions on the key to. And they were like, yeah. Here's the problem with security if security is working, right? You never hear about it. Yes. Nothing's wrong. It's true. And it's impossible to sell that really say agree. Just to give a little bit of extra information as to the ring that I'm wearing it's it is a Finnish tracker. But its main claim to fame is using that information to sort of coach you and the main metric that it does that the motive does not which is the reason why I picked it is that it actually it tracks your heart rate variability. And now, I'm not going to get into the nitty gritty of it. But it's not just that it tracks your heart rate. It also tracks the amount of time between the beats of your heart. And when it's varied, and it's it's different with every beat that actually means you're more relaxed and actually means you're quite healthy, lows my mind. Yeah, if your heartbeat, even if it's.
"michael fisher" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"I think if I if I use the XL I would be in the exact same boat because I tested the smaller one though every time I pick up my pixel three I don't immediately want to throw it into the sea. I'm sorry. The accent was pretty well. I remember, I remember you, and you and I were choosing our devices, and you you're kind of adamant to whoever we were talking to like even small one. And I wanted to the large one I wanted to see what that large screen would be able to do if it would be that fun. And I'm happy to report that it is generally fund the fund screen even with that notch in. They're like I hide it using Acho notch though, let me just tell you that much Nacho now. Yeah. And you also don't have the penalty. I pay the price for the smaller phone because the battery doesn't last long at all small just like it never has the smaller pixel has never done. Well, but even then the XL I would not I would definitely not call it a long lasting fog. Isn't that? Crazy. You're not running any crazy. Extra software on it. You're running Google's pixel take on Android you in. It's doing this crazy ram management thing where it's closing apps in the background much more often than I think it should. And yet these things are not battery outperformers, it's. Very very strange to me. Yeah. Indeed. I if I remember correctly, the pixel didn't really make any of your words, did it it didn't as good as the pixel isn't as much as I genuinely do use. It all the time. It's this struck me as a year that Google really didn't excel in any particular respect outside of the camera, which is particularly which is already what we were expecting. Yeah. So it just seemed it just didn't really honestly, I didn't consider it for long at all. I sort of knew all along that. Now, this isn't really a year where the pixel shining. So indeed. Yeah, I I look back and the pixel two XL was far superior in audio quality. Will you mentioned that microphone? I just remember times David Immel shots out to David. He wants did a full voice over just using the pixel two XL didn't using a voice recorder there. I don't know if it would be I don't see why it would be different when she hit the record button in the camera. I imagine it wouldn't be difference. I would say probably the Mike's on the two are way better than the ones on the three. So I don't know it's really odd. But that is that is probably the most appointing part is that the audio sound so bad. So I agree with you. It probably would not it would get the dual wielder award in my case. But I don't think it would actually fit any of the other categories like the ones that you had right? What was the one that you did? Okay. So just kind of waving my hand up here. You can see that rings are now a thing. And I'm trying to remember what was the Ortho that you that you gave this particular ring you are wearing these. This was one of three awards that was classified under the stay mobile mobile. That's right. And basically I just picked that name because that's the catchphrase, and but this was category focused on non phones. Okay. So that's why it was one of the same level awards. It's just the best of the non phone stuff that I thought stood out this here for me. It was the motive smart ring Chhaya wearing right now as well. I'm wearing its competitor the aura, and we we were throwing around if you different terms because we were kind of comparing our rings over dinner the other night, and it's like this is the ring for Finnish trackers and miring. The aura is the ring for the bio hacker, and he like scoffed at me. Yes. I got the bio hacker openly guffawed into my stick. Bio hackers. I mean, I I have to say that the motive does do a lot of things. Really? Well, it definitely takes the fitness tracker. And puts it into a form factor that makes perfect sense. And it's something that you would quite literally wear all the time because it's that unintrusive. On the other hand. It's also good looking to it is pretty good looking as well. Yes. You should have seen the original or a ring. Yeah. Go lump huge little thing..
"michael fisher" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"You can tell by the mic on my face that this is probably a special episode of the pocket now weekly. Hello, everybody. And welcome to episode three hundred and thirty four of the weekly brought to you by now and developers recorded over two days from Wednesday. The twenty eighth of November twenty eighteen now I'm somewhere in California actually in each and every part of this podcast. I'm in a different place in California as drive up the coast with the best, bud. You know, a Mazzy there Michael Fisher. Or of course, the Mr. mobile, we're driving up the coast in a Hyundai next. Oh, and Michael was gracious enough to invite me to be his co-pilot on this particular test drive. We're driving a hydrogen powered car up the California coast, we've gone from San Diego to Santa Barbara up to San Francisco, and now we're actually in wine country in Napa Valley, and we're gonna go a little bit further before this week is over. But while we were on this trip. We were having so many discussions on the road as you do during a road trip. We've had a lot of fun guns. Oh, each other even better in our friendship, and we had a lot of discussions that. I realized we should be having on the pocket now weekly, and this one in particular is a reminiscence of twenty eight t and not only going through some of the best devices that we have had the pleasure of testing this year as Michael has done his awards video over on his Shanna, which we do talk about in the first half of this podcast. But we also look back, and maybe some of the other pieces of news that came out some of the trends that we are looking forward to in twenty nine thousand nine that may or may not have started in two thousand eighteen. Rolling. Oh, man. I cannot believe I can't believe we're doing it this way. I know Sam as easier you can just sit there I have to be a pilot. But I I would imagine that the boy band. Mike says we've called him on the show we're going to help. Feel like I'm driving a seven forty seven. So to start folks in the back. To start off. I'm I wanted to ask like can you give a quick explanation as to why? Or even in this configuration. Yeah. Because of the steering wheel's over here. So that's. What I meant. So are in a car. Yes. This is a very special car, isn't it? Yes. It is. We're we're in a Hyundai neck. So and Michael Fisher. And I obviously don't the Mr. mobile is here with us right now, we're doing a special podcast for this week. A nice one hour just discussion inside of the Hyundai next which you're going to hear a lot more of probably later this year, definitely in two thousand nineteen obviously it is a hydrogen powered vehicle who and we have been testing this out. Thanks to Hyundai. Sorry. I dunno. Ed, do I do? We there is a lot to like about where we are right now out aside from the traffic, which we've taken advantage of. And that's the reason why we set up these cameras, we are recording our podcast here. So this is the bug weekly episode number three hundred and thirty four if I remember correctly. But if it's not, right. You probably have to crack number in the intro that I'm recording. After that. Well, yeah. I mean, we've spent the last few days together, we're spending a couple more. And then we're going to be together next week in a whole different destination. That's right. We have a lot of time together. Then obviously, you know of the as people say bromance between myself and mR mobile here time bromance? Brother having me on this. Very very glad that you're my co pilot for this. Also, thank you for agreeing to do the podcast Indus manner. I was just thinking man like we're looking at the Android auto ETA right now, we're.
"michael fisher" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"Now you'll know how speakers the force out. So you already on raises phone you streaming. Now your halo all that stuff on here. It doesn't feel like cheating experienced in some of the vices. You've got better audio. You've got a hundred and twenty her display to add is that's why. Like for me, I went. Okay, as a gamer, this is cool because now not just what they do. Somebody else's validated it, even though they didn't think about it. And, and also this goes to the point and in our in my own weekly voice talk about this myself. Sam or the way it's also called the weekly with the. We talked about how they is a need for niche device. Absolutely. Because allergic point because the idea of all around premium does not make sense this again, phone right now, some would would say the fee is the creator phone rated for vote. And everybody was saying, they know nine is the the workers in professional key to in. Others phone. Exactly. Yeah. So, yeah, the the, the many different devices out there that follow a niche, I see your face. Let me let me. Let me give you the reason why that's true. Michael Fisher brings a key to with him everywhere just because when he decides he wants to type something, he takes it out to do it. I still type faster on absolately. Any virtual key for dude is not about fast talking about so comfort. What is comfortable about tapping glass? You do it for? Absolutely everything else. It's way more comfortable, physical. What are you talking about? I started using time feedback and music, phys keyboards when you were still. So I was trying to agents here. No, let's let's face it. I grew up with physical keyboard. Like I'm generation gotten how how comfortable? No, I'm not saying that they were uncomfortable. I'm saying. Got, I feel the implementation. So you can't expect to bring the the way software Bill the way hard work. He words war ten years ago and just add a couple of gestures to it and expect like there can be better things done. It's been ten years. It's been ten years and I find swiftly to be far more practical. Upgrading hydrogen water. He doesn't want any part of this. No, but and I and I and I do get that. But back to the point of each devices, I completely agree with the end, you know, it's Admiral Morton list. The pixel is the Android users phone, its purest, the Android peers phone. Now that would be the one bliss, six. Yeah, I would. It's under to it's Android phone. Nobody s like.
How to recall an email in Gmail after hitting the send button
"As there ever been an Email that you wish you could take back immediately. So the story behind that is g mail has been running. Its undo send fee for emails. You've been able to only on the web. Have you been able to. Take it back in Email, just maybe mere seconds after you send it like you realize that feeling of dread when you might have said too much out there. So you're able to press the undo button quickly. And then you know, in many cases, if you're dealing with another g mail client, then you can do that immediately if you're doing with another Mike hotmail or something like that and might take a few minutes. So that kind of suspense still hangs around. But yeah, that feature has moved onto Android now. So it's a good thing, I guess. And there are plenty of emails that I wish I could've taken back in my time throughout. I've never had that because if I'm going to say something that I would want to take bag, it's going to be through text. It's going to be through some sort of messaging. I don't think I would ever send something that could come back to me in a bad way in an Email. I don't think I've ever done that before very permanent. I mean for me it was emailed that you use to talk to professors or something, and you used to do that in a harried rush just before class when you're sending something and send the wrong file, you send the wrong, whatever the heck. So like for me in terms of typing something on my phone and just saying and not making all because autocorrect has screwed you over really good today. Yeah, that's that was the case for me. So I wish that undue send could have undone whole bunch of if you get an Email from me and the word ducking is in there, I meant it for for it to be in there. Okay. Brendan is, is the undo send future godsend for you? It is. It is a godsend. Accept that. You have a window of like ten seconds who who sent I want. I want a window of like seventy two hours because I can't think of a particular example, but I've set my wife emails in the past that I, I was telling her something I didn't. I didn't agree with or something that bothered me. And let's just say it put our relationship into a tailspin and I wish I hadn't sent it. But you know, there was no undue sent.
"michael fisher" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"And you know, I started taking photos and at some point I was like, crap, like this camera doesn't have the our this, this phone does. And so it just comes to the point where smartphone cameras have become smarter at certain scenarios than a regular camera, and I'm like, I don't have time to be metering this end just flipping all the manual controls when a smartphone could just do everything for me. So why do I have to put up with this this? This is my perspective right now where I've come to the point where I trust the smartphone inserting scenarios more than a regular camera. I don't know about you guys. What about you branded? It's funny. I, I saw. Aw l. sixteen on Instagram, an Instagram ad because they might. They must've liked determined with an algorithm that I'll I would be interested in a phone with sixteen cameras, and I was because every time I saw my time went look at it out, click on the website and read about it, and I thought that it was just absolutely ridiculous. And I can't believe it actually like became a product and that's why they had to charge so much for the phones because they spend all the money on marketing. That might get. But. I think a few people reviewed it like Michael Fisher reviewed it, and I think his conclusion and from the other of us, I saw where that it's just it's not as good as like a pixel. And so what what's the point? That's it's almost like taking a perfectly good phone. Sticking a keyboard on the bottom. Fourth. I mean, it's just go just I just make sure we're not on the story yet. They should let only segue into it. I mean, that's like the perfect example of why we talk about it. Well, I do have one more point about this like, okay, it's it's very, it's very likely this is not going to happen, but if it did, it would effectively kill phones like the l sixteen, if Google were to open up the database that they use for the pixels cameras across Android, if they were to open that up and all cameras across Android, were able to access that, boom, we don't have to worry about anything from light anymore. Thank me grimy been more of an expert in Andhra than I am like and Brandon as well. Like isn't the whole pixel corps expansion doesn't have that purpose to. In a way. Yeah. But what I mean is it's not opened up to every other phone. It's still sort of like a pixel exclusive type of thing. What I'm saying is the way that I thought Google assistant would be pixel only feature, and then it became an everything feature. If the camera API in the camera database could become, you know, the computational data could become available to all Android phones phones like this one needs to exist and isn't it really just an app? I mean, I remember the essential phone had such a terrible camera, but then if you loaded the pixel of photo app the, The, you you know if if you you. did it, it just it made the essential phone camera actually usable. Yeah, usable is the term. It may not be extraordinary the way that the pixel two is, but that's because the the processing of the app itself is better than the one that a central put into the camera or put into their app. But the comp it's the computational stuff. It's the, it's the millions and millions of photos that they derive the data from that that matters. In this case. Yeah. So just adding more cameras sensors doesn't do the same thing. That's my my point here. You can't just brute force the situation there. It'd be end I shouldn't. We shouldn't be leaving any misleading notions here because this company light has been talking about upping their computational and software based game here. So again, we'll have to see what happens, but it sounds like we're getting way fewer in our next consumer release here going on..
Santa Fe High School shooting: Here are the victims
"Shooting at a high school south of houston governor greg abbott praised texans for their resilience and emphasize that texas stand in solidarity with santa fe there was some riveting testimony at the attempted murder trial of former english high administrative dean sean harrison the victim luis rodriguez said he looked up to him fastmoving lava crosses a road and isolates about forty homes in a rural subdivision below hawaii's kellaway of all keno forcing at least four people to be evacuated by county and national guard helicopters as china's middle class grows so too does its taste for finer products now the craft beer market is thriving in china are typically more expensive than mass market low alcohol content bruise like budweiser and china's yang jing abc's checks iverson reports the two thousand eighteen craft beer of china exhibition is flowing with creative mixes of flavors tradition and to bear little general flying fist and mandarin wheat among the offerings on tap at a craft beer exposition in shanghai dedicated to promoting sales of high end brews and china breweries or sharing tips on the latest technology and sales trends more chinese are shifting from legacy bruise like budweiser and china's yangjiang to more experimental inexpensive flavors there's money to be made china which drinks a quarter of all beer worldwide according to beer industry research more money was spent on beer in china in the usa in twenty seventeen braintree school goes into lockdown after a parent removed by police from the ross elementary school is found to have a hand gun in his backpack police responded to a call on friday about the wellbeing of thirty six year old michael fisher who has a child at the school they found the gun after vassar was removed from the school by ambulance police said that at no time did the parent threaten anyone claimed abba weapon bashar a licensed gun owner is charged with carrying a firearm on school grounds and unlawful storage of that gun he will be arraigned monday in quincy district court massachusetts schools do have specific guidelines for emergency situations including gunman wbz's kim tunnicliffe has more on that every school building in massachusetts has mandated by state law to have what's called a multihazard evacuation plan in place in conjunction with their local police and fire departments the plan should include evacuations for fires and natural disasters as well as.
"michael fisher" Discussed on All About Android
"Fact astle ready using on official api until the dev moves to a new api level so current apt shouldn't be affected just going forward interesting that the graphic there by the way i pancakes was i was at slaney had it in real life uh yes insane going on here yeah oh it was that of this android p will also support the bluetooth h id device profile native louis room love that bluetooth support this i support for things like things a use of andhra devices a touchscreen input device for other device via bluetooth so as a pretty robust update the bluetooth so first off do you think dole announced that his android pie on march fourteen michael fisher yuna to think that the name will be pi or do i think that that the amounts will happen on the 14th or boats arrive yes now eight i can't see i think that of course i mean yeah i don't know i feel like pancakes is more funding philip iis i would really like to be surprised i would like some believe pochon pie you know make it something of just a little bit more flavor town were the i don't know it's the ah we'll get something on the 14th i'm okay yeah i feel like we're gonna see something of like i i mean the stars are lying aligning on this one and this seems like right for the picking for google you have something come out on the on the fourteen it's the right time of year compared to last year it starts with a letter p paya's delicious do i think that's going to be the official name of the next version of android no but i think it's a great way for them to launch the dove preview or the alfar whatever it ends up being saying hey and almost almost in googles way which they love to do kind of ribbing you along and saying hey were launching alpi day no correlation at all wink wink so i think we'll see it on pie day but i don't think it ultimately be android pie that's my miles what do you think.
"michael fisher" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"Our with light if you're not in the need to carry portable speaker so i us during that has trumps the how great you will you get your hair beggar end since this will go live on monday after the other embargo i'm just looking at an article on balk at now publishing exceptionally lowest on may four 2012 by our esteemed excolleague michael fisher currently of mr mobile the headline goes like phone names are out of control and the hiv you guys remember if she to remember ordering them crazy samsung galaxy s two epic fourjeep dutch bones my god let me give you the lg lease thirty cents where i was that's what i was fishing former the where's the box it's pal g v thirty blow up thirty s loss thick here thank you there is no evidence will hugh kid anyone repeat that without this morocco pronounces hatton beat the fire owning without this okay so obviously preparing video it's going to go live in a few hours so by the time this podcast goes live the video would already be life of it's literally thirty it that's what it is it's got nuclear options sixty could bites of ram storage options as strong as one hundred twenty eight gigs 286 and absolutely everything else were wise at least it has the same when it comes to software we've got android eight that's great finally lg thank you uh but the the the i guess the most interesting part is what they're doing with the camera so on one okay so online and they got this bright mode where so the bright mode a pretty much enables would i think it.
"michael fisher" Discussed on Android Central Podcast
"What's this thing about you talk about the squeezing because that's a software feature that's added right is my favorite thing ever squeezing in michael fisher mr mobile and i ravin some good fun about this during a google lyle but is so this is kind of an interesting thing that i likened to modo's gestures were you know you do the the twists for the camera and the chopper the flashlight and blackberry just having a a programmable convenience key on the side you just instead of having a key or a twist you just squeezed the sides of the phone and i i liked it is far is just long been able to launch the camera and then launched google assistant which i then change screen shot for a for a longer squeeze but it's not like this huge change to the way use your phone it's it's no different than you know it's just another thing that you learn that this phone does and yes work it works but you know are probably three or four different ways you could conveniently launch these features in i think that this is a really good proof of concept and i think you could easily see a world in which htc makes a phone without buttons on it at all and you would have a series of squeezes i think i look at it just like modo with the the g five did this kind of crazy swipe navigation around the on the bottom of the phone that's just something new they're trying out and it doesn't mean that modo's going to just take the navigation buttons off of its phones by default and it doesn't mean that he she sees necessarily gonna do that but i think that this is something that shows that they can do that and.