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"mike schneider" Discussed on Talking Tech
"It's like a little miniature home theater if you need a second screen, you know, in your house when if the kids take over the TV, you know? It has 6 speakers built in. I watched some music videos and I watched part of the new movie dune and you know everything looked great, reproduce fine and played some of the video game Hades. And it was a gas. Recorded a podcast really easily. It has a new HD camera. So online chatting look good and it actually handles it's made to handle lower light conditions. My thought is that this is a boon to creators just as Apple hopes it will be for people who are non power users. This might be out of your league, but if you the model I tested would cost about 2900, but, you know, if this is part of your business, I mean, this probably makes sense for you. You can spend more, as you wrote a story that's on tech USA Today dot com a fully decked out 16 inch MacBook Pro concussion more than $6000. So these aren't you think you have to make some thoughts about when you want to purchase something like this, but everything I saw from the machine was that it did what it does what it's supposed to do. Oh, well, there you go. There you go. Listeners, let's hear from you. Do you have any comments? Questions or show ideas? Any thoughts on the new MacBook pros from Apple? You can find me on Twitter at Bretman in 23. And I'm Matt Mike Schneider. Please don't forget to subscribe and radius or leave a review on Apple podcasts, Spotify stitcher anywhere you get your podcasts. You've been listening to talking tech and we'll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world of tech. This episode of talking tech was brought to you by thermidor. Most of us have spent a lot of time in our homes over the last year or two. And if you're anything like me, you found there are some things that are a little lacking. Enter, thermidor, backed by over a hundred years of quality craftsmanship, thermidor delivers unmatched performance and exceptional innovation in the kitchen.
"mike schneider" Discussed on Talking Tech
"You know, if you feel like y'all always gotta have the latest and greatest I mean, I'm not gonna I'm not gonna say anything to stop you. But I would say, you know, most of these health features have been around for the models that have come out in the last three years. So, unless you're you want to pass your watch down to someone else or something, I wouldn't feel like you really have to do this. What I would say is if you're into if you're thinking of getting an apple fitness plus and you want to use that as your home workout regimen, you know, a newer watch might actually might pay off there. You know, that's what I would say. I mean, this watch, you know, in my story, I have a picture of this watch next to the 6 that I was testing and they could tell a difference, but, you know, I don't know that there's anything that's life-changing right now with this watch versus the 6, for instance. The SE, I forget all the features that are on there, but I would guess that you could do pretty much everything that the watch the new watchOS 8 want allows you to do as a user. Oh, there you go. Sounds good. Listeners, let's hear from you. Do you have any comments? Questions or show ideas? Any tech problems you want us to try to address? You can find me on Twitter at Brett Molina 23. Mike Schneider, please don't forget to subscribe and radius or leave a review on Apple podcasts, Spotify stitcher anywhere you get your podcasts. You've been listening to talking tech and we'll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world of tech. This episode of talking tech was brought to you by better help. Maintenance. It's a recurring theme in our lives. Let me give you some examples. We get our cars tuned up to prevent bigger issues down the road. And when it comes to maintaining physical wellness, we go to the gym and get annual checkups. For our homes, we do chores to keep our spaces tidy. But what about our minds going to therapy is just like all of the above?.
"mike schneider" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Your more system's system's ability to solve some of the problems that the machine learning systems of today can't solve. I'm i'm really hesitant to over. Promise so i. I really don't know i also i. I don't really understand machine. Learning and a lot of senses. I mean machine. Learning from my perspective appears to require that you know precisely what your input is and also what your goal is usually have some objective function or something like that. And that's just that's very limiting. I mean of course a lot of times that that's the case you know there's a there's a picture in there's a horse in it so you've done but that that's not a very interesting problem. I think when i when i think about intelligence. It's it's almost defined by the ability to handle problems where you don't know what your inputs are going to be and you don't even necessarily know what you're trying to accomplish. I mean. I'm not sure what i'm trying to accomplish in this world but at all scales. Yeah at all scales right. I mean so sometimes. So i'm i'm more drawn to the underlying phenomena the the the critical dynamics of this of this system trying to understand how elements that you build into your hardware result in emergent fascinating activity. That was very difficult to predict things like that. So but but. But i gotta be careful. Because i think a lot of other people who if they found themselves working on this project in my shoes they would say all right. What are what are all the different ways we can use this for machine learning. Actually let me let me just definitely mentioned cawley. Get nist mike schneider. He's also very much interested in particular in the superconducting side of things. Using the incredible speed power efficiency also can seagal at colgate a other people working on specifically the superconducting side of this four machine. Learning and deep feed forward neural networks. They're the advantages are obvious. It's extremely fast is so. That's less on the nature of intelligence and more an various characteristics of this hardware the un. Yes i'm gonna use for the base computation as we not today..
"mike schneider" Discussed on Talking Tech
"It's especially important if your t. mobile customer as a recent data breach made its customers more susceptible to what's called a sim swap attack where a hacker tries to take over a phone line to intercept two factor authentication messages and it doesn't require the hacker to physically have your phone in their possession one alternative to receiving text with a code that allows you to continue the log in process is to switch to an or app google authenticate or is one big example. I've used an app called offi h. y. for years. Now it's fantastic. I use it for several of my accounts. It's really easy to set up in. All you do is when it gets to that screen that asks for the code to put in Instead of again getting text she'll go to the offi app and pull up the account. And it'll give you a six digit code. You type it right in. There are also some apps like google bypass text message altogether instead showing a message on your screen asking if you tried signing in and then he can tap either yes or no to confirm that you can also purchase an encrypted usb security key to linked to your account and then confirmed by plugging into the new device. They usually start around twenty five dollars but can't be fooled by fishing pages and protect multiple accounts so a lot of options there obviously for for listeners. Let's hear from you. Do you have any comments questions. Show ideas any tech problems. You want us to try to address. You can find me on twitter at brenton lena. Twenty three and i met mike schneider. Please don't forget to subscribe and rate us or leave a review on apple podcasts. Spotify stitcher anywhere. You get your podcasts. You've been listening to talking tech. We'll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world of tech. Talking tech is supported by net sweet tackling. your businesses finance to dues can be daunting enough without.
"mike schneider" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Of the most important security measures you can take turning on two factor authentication to log into various online accounts whether it's for your bank your email or your twitter account but it might be time to ditch the option to receive those codes. You get by text that's right. I'm usa today. Tech columnist rob pecoraro writes about this on dot usa today dot com exploring alternatives to rely on text messages when enabling two factor authentication. It's especially important if your t. mobile customer as a recent data breach made its customers more susceptible to what's called a sim swap attack where a hacker tries to take over a phone line to intercept two factor authentication messages and it doesn't require the hacker to physically have your phone in their possession one alternative to receiving text with a code that allows you to continue the log in process is to switch to an or app google authenticate or is one big example. I've used an app called offi h. y. for years. Now it's fantastic. I use it for several of my accounts. It's really easy to set up in. All you do is when it gets to that screen that asks for the code to put in Instead of again getting text she'll go to the offi app and pull up the account. And it'll give you a six digit code. You type it right in. There are also some apps like google bypass text message altogether instead showing a message on your screen asking if you tried signing in and then he can tap either yes or no to confirm that you can also purchase an encrypted usb security key to linked to your account and then confirmed by plugging into the new device. They usually start around twenty five dollars but can't be fooled by fishing pages and protect multiple
"mike schneider" Discussed on Florida Matters
"Are say in florida. So i think on both parties see opportunities as far as trying to win those voters over. Do you think the power balance of power in the state of shifting maybe more towards central florida from the heavily democratic areas in south florida. Well i mean that's kind of been a story over the past forty years right as the central florida has grown by leaps and bounds. So i think that's kind of been an ongoing narrative. Mike schneider is a reporter for the associated. Press based in orlando mike. Thanks so much for coming. On florida matters. Okay thank you very much. This is florida matters. Our conversation continues in just a moment. Welcome back to florida matters now. We'll take a look at the political implications of the senses. We're talking with michael mcdonald. A political science professor at the university of florida professor. Welcome to florida matters to be with you so as you know. This is probably the most difficult circumstances for a sent census in recent memory. Not only did we have a raging pandemic. That kept pushing the deadlines back but civil unrest because of the killing of george floyd and the black lives matters movement plus the trump administration tried to require proof of citizenship for undocumented immigrants. So have you heard a lot of stories about the difficulties of getting an accurate headcount s. There were a number of challenges you've outlined many of them and In addition to some of the response issues that we had with the census with on maybe some communities that were reticent to answer the questionnaire because they were afraid that their citizenship status may affect their ability to stay. In the united states we also had challenges with census enumerators getting into homes in getting just people to answer the questions especially controlled access group quarters as they would call them apartment buildings student dorms We can actually see that here at the university of florida where. I'm where i teach one of the dorms on campus Supposedly had only seven people in it according to the census bureau but that dorm holds around three hundred fifty students on. So i don't know if that was just a problem with census bureau getting into that particular doorman and getting students to answer the questions or if there was something else that was going on there but these are challenges that were seen pretty much across the country. And it's not just that one instant but for now what we have are the numbers that the census bureau generated. They've checked over the numbers. That's one of the delays that we had in producing these data was all the verification checks that the census bureau was running on the numbers. So we hope that they're good quality but that doesn't mean that there aren't just a few will data gremlins running around in there that may throw off the numbers and these could be really important. I mean we're talking about redistricting right now because these numbers are coming out in and these numbers determine political representation on but they also determine lots of other things so like blocked grants that come from states in the federal government based on population decisions. That companies make onto where. They're going to locate their franchises. Lots and lots of different applications for these data so the reliability of them Are very important and i know myself in many other. People are looking at them very carefully. These numbers so that we can have accurate..
"mike schneider" Discussed on Florida Matters
"Matters. I'm steven newborn. We're taking a deeper dive into the census. Now that sounds a little dry to you. Those numbers do a whole lot of figuring for the entire country. It determines how many seats estate will get in. Congress determines who gets a share of federal money through everything from block grants to money for schools to money for just about everything. The federal government helps pay for a little later in the show. We'll talk about some of the political implications of the census and look at redistricting. I we're going to look at the census numbers how effect florida our guest is. Mike schneider who works for the associated. Press in orlando mike. Welcome to florida matters. I thank you for having the big news seems to be that the white population quote unquote went down for the first time in the nation's history and at the same time there was more than three hundred percent jump in the number of people who clicked off both the white box and that of another race. So how is that a looking in florida. Yeah i mean it's florida's very much farther. That band gardell. Bud demographic change as you said for the first time on record. The share of non hispanic whites declined nationwide. Now it's under sixty percents about fifty eight percent the stories a little more nuance than just You know white. People declining as you mentioned the percentage of people who identified as some other race and also some other race and white grew significantly. And so it's a little more nuance than bad it. Also more people are identifying as multiracial. Racial and also on there is an assumption that jumped in on the category of some other race along with white by on hispanic population. This has been an issue. That's been going on for several censuses. But oftentimes hispanic population is not sure how to answer of the race question and on the census form the race. Question is a suffer question in a hispanic background question. Her the ethnic bagger question In so there has been proposals in the past to combine the two questions so that it is worth clear on a west being asked once again. You know the belief. Is that a lot of this rise in on. Some of races is to some extent driven by latinos who Oftentimes dono racial category. They.
"mike schneider" Discussed on Talking Tech
"And i'm mike schneider and welcome back to talking tech. Every tech company has their own pair of your bitch now between apple amazon google and samsung giving company razor just rolled out a new set of your budget too but these have one very unique feature. Yeah that's right. I gotta test these out and i wrote about it. For tec- usa today dot com. These are the second generation. Hammerhead true wireless ear buds. The thing that jumps out is that they light up and it's not just that they light up. It's the fact that the lights will pulse eight they can. They can go by different patterns and they have all these different colors. And when i first saw this i thought oh cool they light up and then i also thought wow this seems like a really silly gimmick i why do i care if my ear. Buds are lighting up. I can't see him anyway but it turns out after trying them out for about a week or they sound great and i use air pods on the regular and this is probably one of the first times where i've debated whether to use something else. I just. i really liked the experience. That much they fit really comfortably. They're very affordable. They cost one twenty nine ninety nine which is about the same price as the regular air pods. But they're much cheaper than the airport pros which are going for about two fifty or so Setting them up was really easy. You basically pair them with your smartphones for the settings and then razor has an audio app and this is where you can do things like check. The battery life Just equalizer and re map some of the touch controls so you can do things like tapping on an earbud to pause a song or to answer a call where you can tap twice to four to another song. There's also a separate app called chrome rgb and that's where you actually tweak all the colors that come out of the ear buds so you can set it up so that it takes on a breathing pattern so it doesn't follow your breathing but it basically moves in a way that looks like breathing There's an audio meter. That pulses the way. The song is being played at the time. There's like a spectrum where it fades in and out between a ton of different colors or you can have a static one where it just sticks to one color but yeah i was really impressed. They sound really good. I enjoy the base levels on those which is something that i've found tougher. Define on ear buds and yeah. I've been really impressed. And i think you said they have some noise. Cancellation too so you can. If you need a block things out or you can actually let it come in at various settings to let you hear a little more your surroundings right yeah absolutely has noise cancellation and it also has the pass through so that if you wanna hear ambient noise while you're listening to music or on a call you can get all those things. So is there anything holding these from competing with air pods or other devices to get you know. Move up the rankings in the The earbud competition. I guess. I mean i feel like there's a couple of smaller features that razor should consider i think if they they're looking for that And they're smaller things like you know when you use air pods and you can take them out. It automatically stops your music That doesn't happen with the hammer heads. Basically you have to close them in the case completely in order for your music to stop. So if you're on a podcast you might miss a couple of seconds of a podcast. Because you're taking your ear buds off and putting them away you also don't have a fine me type feature where if you lose a razor earbud. There's a something within the app that maybe plays the sound or does something that helps you find it This is the kind of stuff that apple amazon had baked in. And i know other earbud makers have similar Which lay to find it and then another tiny detail to is. You know when when. I was using the amazon app. And also when i've used air pods they show you the percentage of battery health that you have battery life that you have left on your case which is not something you get on. Razor razor. Basically just has kind of indicator light that goes from green to yellow to red to show you. How much battery you have left. So it's a lot of little things. But i think they add up usability wise to make a better experience with air pods and even some of the other ones. Like the echo buds But like i said. I think these are very very good. And i think if it if they're able to add these features can make a big difference mentioned that they stick in this for the long run and how they do in the horse race ratio. We'll be watching.
"mike schneider" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Zoom another video. Conferencing tools are here to stay as businesses press pause on the return back to offices. It also means students may continue learning remotely so zoom is introducing a new feature to help keep kids be less distracted. Yeah that's right. zoom revealed. A new mode called focus and it's aimed specifically for teaching environments such as obviously being in class During the class the way it works is if when it's run through zoom and you're using this focus mode. Teachers will be able to see every student in class but students will only see the teacher. So when a student's view you'll have the usual zoom view but instead of seeing all those faces different tiles students will only see the names of other classmates in available windows but they won't hear their peers talking if there's any and they won't see any non verbal feedback or hear them when they're on muted basically just looks like it's the student and the teacher in the zoom at all times It also works to for teachers when they want to enable screen sharing so say an instructor is trying to do some kind of presentation and kids take turns presenting stuff in class. They can basically screen share with that individual child and then everybody else can focus on that. And there's not a zillion other pop ups that are there that are distracting And we've seen zoom take several steps over the last few months to shore up its platform as americans have grown more reliant on using videoconferencing like zoom a to get through working to get through school We just saw last month. Zim zum rolled out apps so basically it just merges popular productivity and entertainment services like games directly into the zoom window and they also launched an events tool to host hybrid meetings or conferences directly within zoom. So we're seeing a lot of different changes with the platform over these last couple months. Sounds pretty interesting. i mean. unfortunately we're going to be doing zoom for the foreseeable future. It sounds like in some fashion. You know whether it's school are worker. What are happy hours. Or whatever so Sounds cool
"mike schneider" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Samson is leading the way when it comes to devices with foldable screens and it has some new ones on the way to right mike. That's right Samsung has just unveiled his two newest foldable smartphones. The first is the galaxy z. Full three g which starts at basically eighteen hundred dollars. It has to amyloid screens that are both brighter and more responsive than those on the previous full too which was released last september. Now it has a six point two inch cover screen that you use when it's closed so that case the full three looks like a normal smartphone but then you can unfold it to its tablet size shape or form and that amounts to about seven point six inches. I went unfolded about the size of a small paperback book. Samsung continues this an ideal smartphone for multi-taskers and expect some businesses to use them for employees. The other new foldable devices the galaxy z. Flipped three five g which starts at about a thousand dollars. Now it when you open it up. It has a six point seven inch amyloid display when you close it. The covers is play as is about one point nine inches. That's larger than the originals e flip device that came out in february twenty twenty and i guess these are going to be for influencers because has some cool things on it for instance like it'll automatically take selfie videos of you when it's sitting you know when it's an it's half open shape and it aims at you and to watch whoever's doing movements Both these devices are coming out. August twenty seventh but you can pre-order them now and i mentioned those prices but you can get a discount when you preorder and also you can bring the prices down the device in in fact you can train up to four devices and earn up to eight hundred dollars credit on the full three and up to six hundred fifty dollars on the flip three out. Samsung is touting the durability of these new devices i both were made with armor aluminum the strongest ever used on its smartphones. The company says in egypt protected by gorilla glass victis with screens that are eighty percent more durable than the z. Full to screen both both adaptive one twenty hertz refresh rates for smooth scrolling and apps for instance and they're both water resistant to
Big Changes Coming to Twitter
"Listeners. It's mike schneider here and i'm brett. Molina welcome back to talking tech. So there are changes coming soon on twitter. That's right brit. The social media platform has many new features of writing including spaces. Which is it's take on the audio chat app clubhouse clubhouse by the way no longer requires an invite so if you were interested in that you can check it out but back to twitter. Twitter is also starting to show up a feature called tip jar which allows users to send money directly to their favorite accounts. So there might be someone you see on twitter. You want to pay them. you know. Support them kind of like patriotic. Without going through victory on. I guess I guess i'm not a favorite yet. 'cause i tried to add this to mind. You know to supplement my income and no dice. so twitter's also seeking users to test it's super follows feature which will allow you to charge a monthly subscription fee for extra interactivity and content and another charging option ticketed spaces or you could charge for exclusive audio content. Now what's interesting here is that the company will take a cut based on the amount of money user makes until the user makes fifty thousand dollars. Twitter's cut his three percent after that twitter fee will increase to up to twenty percents on future earnings now. These are moves. Obviously increased revenue as the platform has grown from one hundred ninety nine million to two hundred six million monetize -able daily active users or another description. That is twitter users who could see ads when they're on the platform also in the works is something i and many other twitter's of ask for for a long time and undo tweet function. You ever sent a tweet and then you're like oh god i'd like to undo that will you can't delete it but you know a new tweet might be more elegant Twitter's testing blew a new subscription service. Let you undo tweets. That's being tested in canada and australia. how bad do i want to undo tweets. Bad enough to pay twitter. We may find out also in the early stages of testing is a down vote button which showed up for some users testing the upcoming apple. Ios fifteen now. This isn't a dislike button but sounds more like the upa vote option on. Read it and it's only on reply. So i guess you can vote or download replies on yours and others tweets now. Twitter says it's testing to understand the
"mike schneider" Discussed on Talking Tech
"The olympics is starting and some folks can get a better view of the action from tokyo than others that tried brett. Nbc which will be televising the olympics this year which officially began friday and runs through august. Eighth they'll be broadcasting live four k video from japan. Each night's primetime telecasts will be available in four k. Video which has four times the resolution of current hd video and the broadcast also will be in dobie atma surround sound and they'll be vision. Hdr hdr sense for high dynamic range which means the video delivers increased contrast and richard colors. So how you get to watch the olympics in four k. and what is it. we'll see well i. You need a four k. Tv and for the dolby vision hdr capability at tv. That supports that technology. And you can pretty much figure that out in your manual or whatever if you have a four k. tv might know that already And then to get this special surround sound. You need a dolby. Atmos- surround sound sound bar or home theater setup. Then you need your tv provider to pass along these higher tech transmissions. I'm you'll have it easiest if you're a comcast subscriber because the company which owns nbc. Universal will make live four k broadcasts available for xfinity customers and thirty eight markets including atlanta. Houston kansas city salt lake city in washington. You could check. Nbc's list for coverage. I have a lincoln my story at tech dot usa today to calm. It will also rear the four k. Primetime show which will include the opening and closing ceremonies the next day at two pm.
Peloton Making Its Own Fitness Video Game
"Listeners. It's brought molina here. And i'm mike schneider and welcome back to talking. Tech fitness giant. Peleton wants to turn your workouts into a game. Yes that's right. Mike peleton revealed its first endeavor called lane break. It's a rhythm based game for its bike and bike plus models. David tackles the company's senior director of product of product management said in a statement posted a peleton's website that the game requires players to match or sustain their cadence or resistance during a workout to get the highest possible score now bike. Riders can control their cadence with their legs speed and switch lanes by turning the resistance. Knob on their bikes. They'll also face multiple obstacles which are all synchronized to the beat of the music. They're listening to Tackle cities excited at the prospect of games helping the fitness space appeal to a wider audience. Of course it shouldn't be too surprising because we've seen a lot of big companies lately seem to dip their toes into the gaming space Amazon is about to launch a new open world. Online game called new world later this year. Meanwhile google continues work on. Its stadia cloud gaming platform and of course as we mentioned in yesterday's talking tech episode netflix hired a video game veteran from electronic arts which has fueled speculation the streaming giant might also make a play for video game fans. Well there's certainly seems to make sense. Amine peleton bike rides are kind of interactive experiences. Anyway you know and fitnesses made for application you know to keep exercisers interested in state. Of course you know it. It helps break the monotony of whatever. You're a regular workout is. I'm as you know. For instance like the apple. Fitness app has three rings for exercise. Stand in a movie in each
"mike schneider" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Now is the time to switch to net suite. Keep listening after the show to learn about special financing for talking tech listeners listeners. It's mike schneider here and i'm proud. Molina wilkin back to talking tech. Mike i know we wrote stories during the pandemic about people playing video games as we were forced to adopt a stay at home lifestyle but now there are some actual survey findings support. This tried brett. The entertainment software association. And that's the trade group that puts on the annual electronic entertainment expo which we refer to fondly as e three That association just released its annual essential facts about the video game industry report and found that more than half of video game players fifty five percent so that played more games during the pandemic and most players ninety percent so they'll continue playing after the country opens up. This is based on a four on four thousand. Us adults surveyed by the market research. Firm ipsos For the usa now some other findings Respondents said that video games provided stress relief. That was from fifty five percent of them and forty eight percent. Said you'll games provided a distraction Parents also said that video games churches in escape in a break for the kids. That's seventy one percent of parents surveyed said and more than half a parents. Fifty nine percent said their children play educational games in two thirds of parents. Sixty six percent said video games made the transition to distance learning easier for their kids. Some other interesting fact survey overall two hundred twenty seven million americans say they play video games and that's up from two hundred and fourteen million the year before. I don't know what you think. The average age of video game players brett but they are thirty one years old. How many games identify as female. Forty five percents Eighty percent of the game players in the us are over. Eighteen and sixty seven percent of adults. Those from people aged eighteen and over our players. Meanwhile the younger younger generation under eighteen seventy six percent of them say they play games and more than half of all gamers play game seven hours or more weekly now. This may not be my most popular game genre but the most popular game genre is casual games played by sixty three percent of players that's followed by action games three nine percent and shooter games played by thirty nine percent so lots of data about gaming i mean in some ways it supports what we thought but in some ways there's interesting data about like. I don't think everybody thinks the average game players thirty one. Well i was just gonna say. I think the eighty percent of players over eighteen is important because there are still some people out there that look at video games as a kids pursuit and that a lot of the people that play video games are just kids and there is a very huge adult population of people that play video games and they play them regularly. And like i've longed for the longest time i acquainted to. It's kind of like a digital poker night where you get in touch with your friends you get together and you might play call of duty together or you. Play another game together A gaming is social. And i think a lot of you know a lot of the reason why people connected during the pandemic was caused. It was a way to stay social with your friends when you couldn't see in person. The other element of this. That i'm interesting is in. I touched on. This story did a while back about a woman who goes by the nickname tactical grandma. And she's a very good call of duty warzone player. And i probably would never play her because she would beat me ten times out of ten. She's very good But it did get to an interesting point of seniors being a bigger population video game players. Because we're hitting that gen x. generation that's getting older and they're hitting that senior demographic and that's the first generation it really has had video games from jump so they've always had video games around them. Whether it's been an arcade or atari or anything else and so. I'm gonna be interested to see if that average player age goes up a bit as we see more seniors identify with playing games and that becomes just a bigger piece of the population. I think what can play into that. Is you know for a year and a half technology helped assault connect with each other. And maybe few hadn't been a gamer or been someone who used technology much you had to learn to use technology if you wanted to talk to your grandkids or your nieces or whatever and could parlay into playing games too. So it'll be cd right. We'll what will be reporting on this next year. This time come back. You can come back in between the two but but listeners. Let's hear from you any comments questions or show ideas. You can find me on twitter at mike schneider i'm brett molina twenty-three please don't forget to subscribe and rate us or leave a review on apple. Podcasts spotify stitcher anywhere. Get your podcasts. Also special shoutout to listener laker nation. Thirty two who left a lovely review on apple podcasts. They say talking tech provides me useful tech info daily. And i enjoy it because it straight to the point. Thank you so much later nation. Thirty two also shot up to thirty two. Because i'm assuming that's for magic johnson and he was one of my favorite players growing up so awesome But anyway again. Please subscribe rate us. Let us know what you think Until then you've been listening to talking tech. We'll be back tomorrow with another quick.
Confirmed: We Played a Lot More Video Games During Pandemic
"After the show to learn about special financing for talking tech listeners listeners. It's mike schneider here and i'm proud. Molina wilkin back to talking tech. Mike i know we wrote stories during the pandemic about people playing video games as we were forced to adopt a stay at home lifestyle but now there are some actual survey findings support. This tried brett. The entertainment software association. And that's the trade group that puts on the annual electronic entertainment expo which we refer to fondly as e three That association just released its annual essential facts about the video game industry report and found that more than half of video game players fifty five percent so that played more games during the pandemic and most players ninety percent so they'll continue playing after the country opens up. This is based on a four on four thousand. Us adults surveyed by the market research. Firm ipsos For the usa now some other findings Respondents said that video games provided stress relief. That was from fifty five percent of them and forty eight percent. Said you'll games provided a distraction Parents also said that video games churches in escape in a break for the kids. That's seventy one percent of parents surveyed said and more than half a parents. Fifty nine percent said their children play educational games in two thirds of parents. Sixty six percent said video games made the transition to distance learning easier for their kids. Some other interesting fact survey overall two hundred twenty seven million americans say they play video games and that's up from two hundred and fourteen million the year before. I don't know what you think. The average age of video game players brett but they are thirty one years old. How many games identify as female. Forty five percents Eighty percent of the game players in the us are over. Eighteen
"mike schneider" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Listeners. It's brett molina on mike schneider and welcome back to talking tech big news for users of tick-tock the social video app. That's been huge hit among younger smartphone. Owners tap announced plans to expand the link video. Yeah that's right. On thursday tic tac announced it will allow its users to post videos up to three minutes long currently tick tock users can record videos that lasts up to sixty seconds. The update is going to roll out to all users over the coming weeks. Tick tock product manager drew kirchhoff wrote in a blog post that some creators already have access to the expanded videos and have been testing them out prior to its wider. Rollout of the philosophy behind this is giving creators just more flexibility and a little more room to get creative to do some fun things. And you know. I've been i've been. I don't have a tic tac account. But i really don't do anything with it. I just watch videos. It's it is a really i. It's a fun app. I feel like right now. Talk has been the one social app where it's just i just enjoy. I have fun with. It reminds me of vine for some people might remember from fears back but yeah. It's just very entertaining. It's really funny and I yeah i really. It's it's a nice diversion from all the other social media out there mike. I don't know what your experiences tick-tock but how much have you dovan into that app. I'm sure the tick-tock community is very sad to say here. That i have not done much on diktat in fact i i. I started checking out to talk when it when it was concerns. The trump administration that concern because it was headquartered in china. I believe You know. I've been watching the euro soccer tournament so i haven't had really much time to look at diktat but i do know it's influential Maybe not for myself As a a i guess had fallen the baby boomer category though i love to think of myself as a generation x more like mindset But you know it's it's not much my life right now though. It's warm my life as a reporter. You know writing developments and things like that. I have a feeling it's going to get become even bigger and become Especially with this increased linked videos. You can get more messaging And i think entertainers are really going to make a lot of use of this. Yeah absolutely a listeners. Let's.
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"A brit. You ever show a friend of colleague something on your phone only to have a personal notification show up. you didn't really want in plain view. Yeah definitely and especially it happens with my kids because they like to use my phone. And i'll show him something and then a random text comes up that i don't want him to see so it is. Yeah it's definitely kind of embarrassing can be kind of awkward sometimes Fortunately there is a way to avoid it. Usa today tech columnist. Kim commando writes about this for tech usa. Today dot com. If you have an android phone you're you're in luck because there's a guest mode built in to hide those pop-ups if you wanna share what's on your screen. Although this moat isn't on the iphone there are ways that you can get around the awkward situation of a notification popping up that you didn't want to win a friend or somebody else's looking at your phone for a quick fix you can choose. Do not disturb which hides everything so that no one can view them for something a little more permanent and consistent you can go to settings notifications and show previews then. You can choose whether you want them to appear all the time never or only when your phone is unlocked so if you have an android phone you have four notification options show notifications show all hide silent implications or hide sensitive content specifically. It's all available in settings then apps and notifications select notifications again. You'll see options for notifications on lock screen to make changes. Kim reports the definition of sensitive content depends on your device but should include things like text messages to turn off notifications for specific apps on android. Follow the same steps but go to the specific app then. Hit advanced to make any changes
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"Plus subscription which is two ninety nine monthly. And you get a one month free trial with that now. I don't have any show children So you probably have better insight than i do on whether this would be useful accepted by parents or guardians in the kids. What do you think. Oh i think you could definitely be helpful Especially if it's a situation where maybe say parents busy like you think of the pandemic and we're working and you have a small child and they wanna read but they need help and you can't help because you're in the middle work. It's nice to just go to angela and ask that they read a book together And you can be in the same room and just kind of listen the back and forth and i think that can be really useful. The one the one area though. I've gotten the most out of my smart speakers is like the storytime podcast. Those have been fantastic. It's great right before bed throwing a little story and then you going to get the kids ready to go so yeah. I really like this. I think it could be really cool. Especially if a parent or guardian might be busy at the time. Well coal so Listeners think this is going to be worthwhile did you try it out and you like it or didn't like it. You can let me know on twitter at mike schneider and i'm brenton lena twenty-three please. Don't forget to subscribe and rate us or leave a review on apple podcasts. Spotify stitcher anywhere. You get your podcasts. You've been listening to talking tech will back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world of tech birthdays holidays. Promotions getting that last sprinkled on it. There's a lot in this world worth celebrating but nothing is worth celebrating more than knowledge especially knowledge. That'll pay off.
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"Amazon's echo smart speakers can do a lot of things and now according to your recent story mike they can help your kids learn to read. That's right bread. There's a new feature called reading side cake which can be used on an amazon kids enabled echo device or with the amazon kids plus app on a tablet kids said to the artificial intelligence power assistant. Let's read and it will take turns reading with them. A child who has to ask the assistant to read with them and then it will ask them how much they wanna read a little a lot or to take turns now you notice him not using the a because it will start talking to us and interrupted discussion brett so for the rest of the story. Why don't we just call the assistant. angela so otherwise. I'm to be saying assistant. Assistant assistant anyway If a child response a little angela will read most of the pages and ask the child to read one of the shorter pages if the child chooses a lot. The child will get to read four sentences paragraphs or pages dependent on the book with angela reading one if the child s angela take turns. The child and angela will alternate paragraphs or pages. The assistant will also offer words of encouragement as the child reads. Same things like amazing job or way to stick with it and angela will provide the next word for child gets stuck on a word now. Amazon's santana was subscribers and kids For several months announced it last Last fall and kids can choose from hundreds of physical and digital books that are supported with more being added monthly. The company says. And what do you need to try. In addition to either neck device her kids are the kids plus app. You'll need an amazon kids. Plus subscription which is two ninety nine monthly. And you get a one month free trial with that
The Aftermath of That Global Internet Outage
"Listeners. Mike schneider here i'm brett. Molina and welcome back to talking tech. If you were up early tuesday morning than likely noticed. Several big websites like amazon read it twitch even usa. Today were down as part of a massive global internet outage the roughly hour-long disruption has been linked back to the cloud content company. Fastly saying it was caused by service configuration. That they've since disabled. That's right bread so most of us have not heard of fastly. But it's a san francisco based content delivery network or cdn now. Other big cd ends are amazon. Miami cloud fair and what they do companies such just the new york times. Usa today get hub. Pinterest and others is a thousands of computer servers around the us and around the globe where they cash or store content so when you click and want to read a story or page or watch a video. It's faster than if you had to go to new york or wherever the online site is in the physical world now. It's likely interruptions like this. What happened again and again. Because so much of what we do now involves cloud computing with everything from the software with which we communicate with our coworkers to our entertainment systems to on online delivery. And all these things we do on our phones now redundancy of networks having backup systems probably prevent outages from happening more often in the experts. I talked to about the situation suggest. That's a lesson we should all take personally for instance. If you only have important files on your computer or they're stored in the cloud you might want to add. Another layer of redundancy. So maybe a second computer holds copies of the files and they're encrypted or perhaps you store them on an external hard drive or usb memory stick and keep them somewhere not at your
Apple Watch Is Becoming More Accessible With 'Assistive Touch' Features
"Either listeners. It's brett molina. And i'm mike schneider and welcome back to talking tech apple watch users know that can use their device hands free. Thanks to siri but soon you can use your watch by performing simple hand gestures. That is correct. Apple introduced this feature. That's coming out later this year. Call the system touch and it's been added to help users with limited mobility Basically this is how it works. It uses several different components of the watch including the gyroscope and accelerometer to detect. How your muscles and tendons move on your hand and wrist so for example it will recognize if you clench your fist. Or if you pinch with your thumb and index finger and it'll tie that to specific functions that you want so one example that they showed a
Roku Channel Adds Quibi Shows
"They listeners. Mike schneider here. And i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech so mike whatever happened to that video app funny mentioned that i think folks will remember the short live video service that launched in april twenty twenty by former dreamworks animation ceo. Jeffrey katzenberg and former ebay ceo. Meg whitman it got. Its name qube from quick bites or video snacks of eight to twelve minutes ideal for riding the subway or bus or in newburgh or waiting in line unfortunately justice launch the nation shut shutdown with the corona virus and started binging seasons of long form content. So could be shut down six months later in october. Twenty twenty then. In january twenty twenty one roku announced it was acquiring quibbles content for its own growing roku channel and now brokers gonna make a huge chunk of that library thirty shows available may twentieth which roku celebrate to streaming day. That's the day it shipped its first streaming player back in two thousand eight back then. It was called the netflix player by roku because roku he don't know began as a part of netflix and then was spun out of the company. Now some folks have seen this content because qube has more had more than one million downloads tap when it launched initially but for most of this. This is going to be new stuff. One of the shows hashtag free. Ray sean has already won short-form creative arts emmy awards for stars laurence fishburne and jasmine separate jones. There's also show starring sophie. Turner of game of thrones and liam hemsworth of the hunger games and christoph waltz specter. There's also documentaries Called ball and big rad wolf. And there's reality shows. I like christie's court where chrissy teigen presides and the revived punked hosted by chance. The rapper. also. Come into roku this week. A double helping of kevin hart who die.
Good Luck Finding a PlayStation 5
"Listeners. Molina and i'm mike schneider and welcome back to talking tech so bread. Sounds like getting a playstation five. Isn't going to get any easier anytime soon. Yeah unfortunately all those people that thought after the holidays like meet start seeing more of them. That does not seem to be the case now. According to a bloomberg report. Sony recently warne analysts. It's popular video. Game console will remain under tight supply constraints through twenty twenty to the report which cites several unnamed sources who attended a briefing between sony and analysts. Said that its chief. Financial officer hiroki to toki toll analysts demand had been so strong for the ps five that even if they did get more devices. There's so much demand for it that the supply can't keep up both the. Ps five and microsoft's xbox series x have been difficult to find on store shelves or online retailers because of insatiable demand and there's also a global semiconductor shortage that is playing a part in this to during its own earnings call last month. Microsoft's officer amy hood said xbox has experienced record engagement as well as what she calls. Demand that significantly exceeded supply for both the series x and the s console.
12 Minutes: A New Time-Loop Thriller Video Game
"Learn more at atlassian dot com. Hey listeners mike schneider here and i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech so mike i hear you got to check out a new video game recently. That's right but i haven't gotten to see a lot of games lately covering all kinds of other stuff but it's going to be that time of year when we see a lot of games being revealed and a lot of games coming out. So i'm assuming. I'm gonna have more gaming in my future but the game we're talking about today is called twelve minutes. It's an upcoming game from independent publisher and a puna interactive They have a good history of indie games. Including what remains of edith finch florence outer wilds and sayonara. Wild hearts The premise of twelve minutes is kind of scary. A husband and wife sit down at the dinner table. There's a knock on the door in intruder claims to be a police officer. We don't know what's happening yet really Interrupts evening puts handcuffs. Claims wife is guilty of murdering her father. The wife's take it away but the husband wakes up in kind of groundhog day fashion with the events about two replay. But he remembers what happened. So it's the players job plan as the husband to figure out how to prevent his wife's abduction and the attack the resulting in getting knocked out. Now what adds to the mind. Bending mystery here is that everything occurs in a small apartment. So you have an open room. That's a kitchen dining room sitting room. You have one bathroom and bedroom and the point of view is top down so you know this isn't like a gigantic open world type game. You know like grand theft auto or anything like that. It's very small so you're kind of thinking. How am i gonna be able to solve this. And that's what kind of has kinda got me and shouldn't be able to play this game when it comes
Remembering a Video Game Pioneer
"Hey listeners mike schneider here in molina and welcome back to talking tech so mike. I remember a while back. You were writing the story about jerry lawson who is a black pioneer the video game industry. The folks might know about and his name has come back in the news again. That's right Jerry lawson who passed away in two thousand eleven was an engineer and designer at fairchild camera and instrument company in silicon valley there. He led a team that created a game system called the fair fairchild video entertainment system now a lot of you may not have heard of that and the reason you may not have heard of this because a year later the atari twenty six hundred came out in nineteen seventy seven but the reason the fairchild consoles important is because that was the first one that could play an unlimited number of games because it was the first us games on cartridges. Obviously that led to eventually an entire video game industry. You know where you could buy whatever game she wanted and put him in play them and take them out and changed another game. A lot of the early game systems had all the games. Hardwired in or they used other more rudimentary types of data. Anyway so now. The usc games program at the university of southern california in los angeles has announced the gerald lawson endowment fund for black and indigenous students at it's an initiative to increase the minority representation in games in tech and the grand will be known as lawson scholars and a familiar name take two
Hands on With Apple's AirTags
"Either listeners. It's brett molina. And i'm mike schneider and welcome back to talking tech. Add one more device to apple's growing roster and it might come in handy if you tend to lose your stuff yeah. Recently apple released its airtags which is a tiny device. Similar to tile or samsung's galaxy smart tags. It's about the size of a game piece from the game checkers and what it'll do is help you track your keys wallet anything else that you're worried about losing each airtags cost twenty nine dollars or you can get a four pack on apple's website or retailers for ninety nine dollars you can also purchase a variety of different holders and key rings the range between thirteen dollars to around forty I have been testing them out for a little while. Now and i've tried them on a couple of different items. Try them on a backpack. I've tried them on my keys. i also tried them on a stuffed bunny in our household name buttons who is a treasure here and often gets lost The setup for this is pretty straightforward. You know you put a little plastic tab on the back that activates the airtags. You'll then get a prompt on your phone to connect then you'll go in and label what this airtags connected to see a lot of different options. It can be your keys your wallet. Your bag whatever. It is And when she pick that you're good to go so if you do lose your keys or you lose buttons and buttons and keys actually have an airtight equipped. How do you find so the cool. Addition they have here is This option call precision finding so iphones have the find my app. Which is what we use to locate our iphone or whatever devices we have connected to our accounts but with precision. Finding you'll go to a section that is for items and once you've reached a certain distance from the item. You'll notice on fine. My it'll shift from directions to find and what it'll do is that there will be a green display the pops up see an arrow. And it'll show you the approximate distance. You're away from your item. So and it's weird because it's kind of like you're playing that hot or cold game In the way it works is as you move through and get closer. Your iphone will start buzzing really lightly and then it gets stronger and stronger the closer you get
Reminder: Apple Makes a LOT of Money
"Net listeners. It's molina and i'm mike schneider and welcome back to talking tech. I know you have an iphone. And i bet you've used a lot during the coronavirus pandemic. Oh absolutely i got an iphone. Twelve many a few months ago. And i really like it. And if you ask anyone in my household they probably think that My phone is a part of my body. At this point. you're not alone. Longtime a new apple. Device users have been relying on the company's products and services in recent months. We know that because apple this week announce another outstanding quarter. And we're talking to january twenty twenty one march twenty twenty one time period in terms of device sales and revenue from services. Let me throw some results. Sales of ipads rose seventy seven percent. Compared to a year ago amounts to seven point. Eight billion mac. Computer sales increased sixty nine percent to nine point. One billion apple also sold sixty six percent more i phones generating sales of forty eight billion. That's the company's biggest ever march quarter and in terms of wearables homes and accessories. That's a specific category. That includes apple. Tv players apple watches. Sales rose twenty four percent to seven point. Eight billion so across the board day saw increases and then also you and i both written about apple services like apple music app news apple tv plus icloud apple fitness things like that will revenue from services grew twenty seven percent to sixteen point. Nine billion overall added more than forty million paid subscriptions during the quarter to surpass six hundred and sixty million total. So you add all this up. And apple's overall revenue rose fifty four
Verizon Joins the Cloud Storage Party
"Listeners. It's mike schneider. And i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech listeners. If you're like me you're constantly creating a bigger data profile with the hundreds of pictures and videos on your smartphone not to mention documents and other data on your computer. I can definitely relate read and you have to be diligent to backup those important digital files just in case something bad happens to your phone or computer. There's already lots of cloud services willing to help out and most of the big names offer some pre storage but a familiar name has a new unique cloud storage plan for you to consider and i wrote about it. The stories up on tech that usa today dot com. It's called berezin. Cloud which the nation's biggest wireless providers about the begin marketing widely. But it's available now and you can get an unlimited storage for photos videos any other files for nineteen ninety nine a month. Now you have to verizon wireless or phya subscriber but you can give up to four of the people access to have their own accounts within your overreach and account and they can each create private files you know with a pen or some type of biometric
Video games for good
"Listeners it's mike schneider and i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech. As with many other events canceled due to the covid nineteen pandemic. there is no south by south west festival in austin texas. This year. That is true. But there's a virtual south by southwest going on online through saturday march twentieth. And i got a chance to participate. Let me tell you a little bit about it. I've been scheduled to moderate a panel last year gaming for good but the festival got cancelled entirely when we knew there was going to be a virtual festival this year the company that sponsored the panel skills decided to go ahead and do it so we recorded our discussion over zoom in late february and it was really enlightening and very made me very hopeful about things. Here there's a story. On tech usa today dot com. You can read that if you want. If you really wanna watch the panel and do all the other fun things at south by southwest. Has you can still buy a ticket to the festival. There's a link in my story for that too. But here's the basics. I learned from from the panel. The panelists we had three of them. there's a program called gamers outreach that provides video game carts that means it has like a secure tv and a game console on. It's it's either hook to wireless or however they do in the hospital in two hundred thirty children's hospitals around the us the founder zach. Weigel began the program when he was a high schooler halo tournament. The got cancelled He'd organiz the tournament but public safety official voice concerns about the high school cafeteria being used for a hobby. That was quote corrupting the minds of america's youth in quote. The guy said so to show the gamers from it meant well the next year weigel try it again and raise money for a local children's hospital with that resulting tournament part of that he learned. The hospitals often have trouble keeping kids occupied when they're recovering from treatment in their rooms so that led him to begin having online fundraising to get these. You know cards game carts into hospitals all over the country if you wanna get involved gamers outreach as gamers forgiving event online this weekend and there's a lincoln my story or you can go to gamers forgiving dot org also this weekend skills which is spelled s. k. i. l. l. z has a gaming for good tournament to benefit the american red cross. You might have heard about skills. They they became a publicly traded company in december twenty twenty and last month. They signed a multi year deal with the national football league to create a mobile game in any sports community around the game. That's gonna come out later this year. Basically did a crowd source thing to get developer to find a way to create a cool game. Play on mobile devices Anyway what skills does they connect millions of players all over the world to compete on about five thousand mobile games including solitaire. Cube and blackout bingo. These these are on android devices and they've had passed charity online events. Where your entry fees to compete you know go towards Charities such as american cancer society world wildlife fund and the nwa. You can see information about this weekend's events in the app itself against s k i l l z and it's on ios and android or. You could find the lincoln my stories
Fresh off blockbuster acquisition, Microsoft will add 20 Bethesda games to Xbox Game Pass
"Learn more at attleboro dot com slash talking listeners. It's brett molina. And i'm mike schneider and welcome back to talking tech as we look ahead into the video game crystal ball. Many felt that. Sony has the best lineup of exclusive games coming to the playstation five in the months ahead. But it's possible. That picture is changing. Microsoft has officially completed. Its seven point five billion dollar acquisition of cinemax media which is the parent company of bethesda soft works. Anyone who was into playing video games does the name bethesda. It's created such games as the elder scrolls and fallout plus it on several other studios including it software which created doom and wolfenstein. One upcoming game from bethesda studio death loop is in development arcain studios that will actually be a playstation exclusive when it arrives in may but future bethesda studio games will be xbox exclusives. Xbox gamers will still see immediate rewards from this deal. Microsoft is planning to bring additional bethesda games to its xbox game pass subscription service within days said xbox head phil spencer so xbox game pass which has been gaining in popularity will likely get a boost. Out of this I checked it has about eighteen million pain members that they pay ten dollars a month or more for the service. For instance you can also get it for fifteen dollars if you include xbox live which if you play online multiplayer games you need that anyway and the thing with game pass to is. They haven't just been showing off like games. They've also tried to do a lot of microsoft gains day and date so you can actually buy the game or you can try it out on game pass and i wouldn't be surprised if we see that in a similar way with bethesda where we see a lot of their games available maybe day and date on xbox game pass so
Google makes parking way easier
"Hey listeners since mike schneider and brett molina and welcome back to talking tech so mike. Do you ever use your smartphone to pay for parking. Well when i get to leave the house now. I sure do use it. Well once you leave the house again it might get a lot easier for you Google announced this week. It's rolling out a new feature enabling users to pay for street parking or transit services within the google maps app on android smartphones. So here's how it will work. Google parting with two popular parking services passport and park mobile to let drivers pay for their parking meters. What you'll do is you'll go to park. You'll pull up the google maps app. You'll choose pay for parking. You pick the meter number where you're parked the amount of time you need and then you pay one of the better features that i really really really enjoy about this though. One of the biggest pains about paying at the meter. Is you go somewhere and you realize. Oh your meters about to run out after. Walk back and refill it. In this case you can do it right from the app. You can just tap a couple of buttons and you've refilled your meter if you need a longer time. This new pay for parking feature will be available for android smartphone users in more than four hundred cities in the us including boston. Cincinnati houston l. A. new york and washington. Dc another cool part of this update. Is that google. Maps is also going to let users pay for mass transit fares ahead of time and the feature will becoming than eighty transit agencies around the world. So for example. If you're in new york and you pulled up directions to go somewhere and you decide you want to take the subway. You'll see a prompt on google maps with an mta logo asking. If you want to pay your fair now see just hit the button and you'll pay your fare ahead of time. That feature will roll out more. Broadly in the coming weeks according to google
How to get the most out of your Apple Watch
"Hey there listeners. Mike schneider and i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech so bread. I'm driving and apple. Watch for some upcoming coverage we've got coming and i found a very helpful story right here on tech that usa today dot com it trittin buyer pal and colleague mark saltzman about some cool tips and tricks with the apple watch. Yeah it's definitely a good story for myself personally. It's very timely. Because a couple of months ago. I bought an apple watch myself. I had held out from buying one for the longest time and then decided with the price going down and they also introduced the model which ended up picking up. It hit that sweet spot of a good price and a lot of really good features. So i figured alright. I'm diving in so i've dive in. I'm still learning about it. And i've learned quite a bit from marks column one of the recommendations that i've added into my bag of tricks is the ability to adjust the onscreen tech size. Which as you get older a very convenient thing to have so the way you do it is when you're on the apple. Watch home screen. You go to settings and then you scroll down to where it says display in brightness once you get there has an for tech size then what you do is just tap the larger or smaller icon until you get a font size that you like so obviously can use it to decrease it increase the brightness of of the screen as well. Yeah i was test driving to before we started recording i increase. The text is a bit and you can also bold it and that really helped me the other ways. It's helped me is just just like your case. It's a good read for someone who maybe just got an apple watch as a holiday gift. It helps you. Learn the parts of the watch. What they're called. I would not have thought the button on the side is called digital crown. So that helped me because when you're getting advice and suggestions and control things to do with the watch you gotta know what that is or you're to be lost right away one tip. I bet i'll use a lot as a functions to help you find your iphone. You can use your watch. It'll ping your phone so kind like some of those remote controls have with. I think roku has a remote control thing that that you can ping it got your watch. You can't find your phone so you swipe up from the bottom of your main clock to open control center and here you'll see a ping icon. Which looks like an iphone ringing. Just tap this and it prompts. Sure i phoned emitted noise and then you make like tracker and find it s someone who also loses phone a lot. That's actually a nice to have to try that out too. So he also points out to other quick ways that you mute the apple watch which will definitely be handy if you're in a in a zoo meeting or you're doing something where you need to kind of keep the apple watch quiet Basically what you can do is swipe up from the bottom. Just like you do on an iphone to open up the control center where you have different functions that you can get to really quickly like a calculator things like that in this case if you open up the control center on the apple watch you'll tap an icon. That looks like a bell. And when you tap that you'll see it turn red with a slash across the middle. That means that it's now in silent mode so you'll still receive haptic notifications like the vibrations. That will you'll feel on your wrist as opposed to beeps that. Come off the watch but it's just a way to kind of silence the phone if you need to. There's also this really cool covered. Immune option where you basically just hold your hand over the watch face for a few
How to watch Super Bowl 2021
"Either listeners. It's brett molina. And i'm mike schneider and welcome back to talking tech so bright. If i mentioned the chiefs are in the super bowl no never. This is the first time. I i'm just learning now that the chiefs are in the super bowl. I can't believe it Seriously mike is obviously. He's fan the chiefs so it's a big day obviously because the super bowl's on how do you plan to watch it. Well you know this year since there's no super bowl parties people have to make sure they have their own plan to watch the game. I do have Pay-tv so i have multiple options but there are some online streaming options. That'll be cool. That i may check out during the game and there's plenty of ways to do that so let me i a big list here. Let me real enough for you. So if you look close enough to a local cbs station. You could get an antenna and you can get just basic rabbit. Ears will pick up a great hd picture if If you'd like to try that since many are going to stream the game the good news is. Cbs is going to stream it. Free on cbs. Sports dot com. And on the cbs sports app without the need for any authentication so usually to watch live sports on on cbs sports app. You need Have your pay tv credentials or maybe from another streaming service so this collect your watch for free and if you wanna watch for friends you can chat and watch the game using the free watch together feature in the yahoo sports app. The games also going to be streamed on the nfl app. And if you own an iphone twelve and you and it's and you have connection to five g any carrier not just not just for is in which is sponsoring some of this stuff. You can view up to five different camera angles from the game and also get some reality real time stats so i'm probably going to try to do that. You could also stream the game in spanish on espn digital platforms including espn deportes. Another option if you were in the in the mood to try out some of these live streaming services such fubo. Tv and hulu plus live tv in youtube tv. They have local. Cbs stations for most subscribers. And most of them have a free trial of a of a week two weeks so you can always try that out. And they'll and the have your cbs station. You can watch on their youtube. Tv for instance has a few cool features. You can also use on your phone as you watch such as you can you can
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"It should come as no surprise that we all of our smartphones which is why anytime a new device comes out while is usually pretty excited always tracks a lot of attention. And we're supposed to be getting that this week right right correct brett later this week on thursday at ten. Am eastern time. Samsung will unveil its new mobile lineup. And this is all kind of part of the cas stuff and everybody can watch that on. Samsung youtube page <hes>. We have links to that. In our recent stories on usa today dot com. And we'll be covering it so far. What we know is were you expect to see new models in the galaxy lineup. Like an s twenty one. Twenty one plus twenty. Twenty-one ultra what we don't know is whether they'll be a new note fablet the sites track samsun news kind of like you and i tracked. Sports teams trades <hes>. Have also found evidence that suggest. This wave galaxy phones might be slightly cheaper at the outset in the twenty was if that is true it could help samsung expand. Its market share in case. You don't know all ready. The global leader in smartphone sales with twenty two percent of the market up from twenty one percent a year ago according to research firm strategy analytics here in the us samsung marketshare actually grew to thirty four percent in the third quarter of two thousand twenty while apples dipped from thirty six to thirty percent. So this could be an interesting <hes>. Smartphone battle coming up here in the months ahead. Anything you're looking to find out from samsung brett. I'm always curious what they're gonna do to kind of push push things forward in terms of innovation on smartphones <hes>. Every year it gets harder and harder. Because there's only so much you can do with the device that you have and even five years ago if felt like you were seeing some some noticeable upgrades and changes to how your phone work and it seems like the further along we get. It's almost becomes harder. It seems to like find new in different reasons for you to own this new latest smartphone. <hes> some really curious what and samsung has always been pretty good about introducing some interesting ways to leverage your smartphone. And i'm really curious what those are <hes>. But yeah it should be fun. I think it's always interesting to see and samsung in particular has always fascinating because of all the android phone makers. They seem to one that. Be the one that has stood out the most as far as being arrival to the iphone <hes>. And any time you hear anyone with an android phone in most cases it's galaxy phone. So i mean they've done a really good job positioning themselves as that rival and i'll be interested to see what new ways <hes>. They can push the smartphone for smartphones as it is
Best apps for keeping New Year's resolutions
"At dot com slash talking. If you listen to talking tech yesterday then you likely heard us discuss our tech resolutions. So how do you keep up with resolutions for the new year. What are some apps or devices that you can use to stay on track and to fulfill those goals. Whether it's you want to balance your budget for you want to eat healthier the new year. That's what we're here to talk about. Mike what are some of your new year's resolutions that aren't tech related. Well that was brett. Molina co host of talking tech and the other co host. Mike schneider and bread. It sounds like you're trying to make me better myself. And i thought i was pretty good already but anyway so one thing i i've already done. I did it in twenty twenty. Was i opened robinhood account. I've been put a little bits of money in there to try to have to try to learn how to invest on my own versus other investing. That i do like the 401k plan but there are some things on. I'm going to work on. I'm going to check out amazon halo. Which is a wristband at measures and tracks body composition tone of voice analysis your sleep and other activity I've read some stories about this. I'm a little bit scared about letting this try to take over my life. So we'll see how that comes out. We'll be talking about that in the days to come. I also make commit to my fitness pal which sends me a bunch of messages that i pretty much ignore right now as i've let my workout at eating behaviors slack off during the stay at home period. You know it's not. I used to walk like four miles every day. Because i couldn't go to the gym but the weather's changing such that are not able to walk Cold or by the time. I get off at stark or whatever so i'm gonna see if that might help me out a bit now. Now what are you gonna do with twenty twenty one any anything. You're gonna use app technology. I know you're already have your apple watch. Which probably has something she helps you. Dave what else will definitely one at. The top of my list is managing money. And i'm sure a lot of people have that as a goal they want to set for twenty twenty one. One app that i have used pretty consistently is fudge it. It is a budgeting app. It's free to use. And the thing i love about it. Besides being free is it's really straightforward and simple You plug in a budget you plug in your expenses you plug in how much income you have. And then that's it. It's really easy. It's a really quick way to track. You know how much money you're bringing in and how much you're spending month to month and it's a real simple view of everything that you have going on within a particular time period like i'll set mind from monthly and i'll go month to month and set budgets and what's great about it is you can save certain Budget items in star them. So that when you create a new budget those items carry over and so