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Epic, Spotify, Match, and more team up to fight Apple
"Let's talk about what I think is going to be just a fantastically entertaining battle that is shaping up here. So This all started about a month ago between fortnight their maker, epic games and Apple, where fortnight tried to skirt apples, app store rules and say, Hey, if you pay through our platform on a certain on an apple device and do it in a certain way, it will be cheaper than if you are buying credits through Apple. Apple then responded by kicking epic games by first kicking fortnight off of its APP store, then by kicking everything epic games made off of their app store, which then epic game sought an injunction because epic games makes what's called the unrealized gin, which is the backbone for a whole lot of other games that they don't even make what they licensed the technology out too. That of Junction injunction was upheld. And so now what you have is that other companies, including the streaming giant Spotify and the company that owns tinder Match group have joined a non profit called the Coalition for AP Fairness, the the calf If you Will, and What they are doing is they're saying Look, we object to the way that Apple and other APP store's collect quote excessive commissions from software developers and the reason I think that this is fantastic is if there are three things that you can't mess with in this world. Well, look one of one thing that you can't mess with his liquor. But there's no real liquor sales on the AP story still have to buy it and take delivery at some point. You don't mess with people dating people playing video games or people listening to music. And so now you have the three biggest companies effectively in each of those areas. Going head to head with apple. This is this is everything that I want to see at this point. Yeah, It's such an interesting duel here, because if it were the case where this was our competitive market, then you would see teams groups like this breaking out and saying, OK, well, we're going to form a coalition and we're dropping apple. You won't be able to access our stuff on apple anymore. It's not a competitive environment right? There's two providers of APP stores for these platforms. It's apple and it's Google and so instead They're forming this coalition seemingly Tio go about this one of two ways. Either. We're goingto lobby are politicians or we are going to fight this in court. And if one works, then we'll avoid the other. And if one doesn't work won't go towards the other. And so I continue to believe it will be a very interesting case. I still think that even with this coalition These companies have a pretty big uphill battle against Apple. So there's something really interesting that I was thinking about this back in August. I tweeted about it, but I don't think I ever talked about it on the show. So where do most Phone makers make their money at this point. The hardware makers were too hard. Let's answer this question. Actually do hardware makers aside from Apple? Do phone hardware makers make any meaningful kind of money? No. Apple makes more than 100% of the profits in the hardware phone industry just about everyone else making smartphones whether it's Samsung LG. I think Nokia still makes a few models, you know, like there's only a few games in town. And the reason why is that pretty much No one makes money off the hardware apples, the only company that does and it's because of their scale in their brand and the fact that they condemn and higher prices than their competitors. For inferior phones. And I say this is an apple. Using my phone is not usually is good is an android one. What's really interesting is so Let's say that Apple and Google lose these battles here, okay? And so they can't charge 30% for their app stores anymore. If the only place that you really see money being made from smartphones is through the revenue generated by the APP stores and things along those lines if you reduce the ability for companies to make money there So you actually raised barriers to entry because it reduces the availability of profits for new competitors to come and take like no one sits there and, says G. I want to be a smartphone maker because I could make money on the hardware can't do it. No one could do it. So if you take away the profit making avenue in theory, might you actually see us competition in the space supposed possible? I I guess I would question where do Samsung LG. And I mean, I understand that Google manufacturers its own phones, and I own one of them, So I know that they are making this money on the 30% marketplace mark up. But if your Samsung Or if you're algae, or you're one of these other phone makers. Oh, you know, reasonably being most of what you have. Here is the sale price. They all have these small market places that they are selling their own software on But by and large, they're not participate in the same stuff that Google and apple are there. But I guess so, what I'm getting at is like this isn't going to open up competition firm or different types of app store like now you're not gonna have you're not gonna have like a Samsung app store and Google already has theirs. But you don't have a Samsung and LG and a Nokia. You're not gonna have those springing up because He's not gonna be enough money in it. So Sumers don't want it either on DH. That's the interesting question here is usually if the court finds that Apple and Google are being anti competitive, the normal avenue would be to break them up in some meaningful way. In this case, I don't know if that happens, they treated as a utility or something like that. And what's really interesting here is that the argument from Apple and Google is look, we act as the gatekeepers to make sure that you're not getting anything that's going to harm your phone or anything that's going toe, you know, allow you to commit terrorist acts on your phone or things like that. But I guess here's where I'm going with this. Think about back to the 19 nineties, when any program that you had to put on your computer. You couldn't download it because you had, you know, a 21 of 28 kilobyte Internet connection It would take, you know, 4000 hours to download doom or something like that. Well, it fact fact but so the only Yeah. You two of your family's phone line for like the entire deck. Your phone bill would be like $8000 and no one would be able to call you for the month, which was really cool, but it was fantastic. But so where I'm going with this is when companies made whether it were games were processing APS. You know the original QuickBooks or whatever we had, you know, CD ROM's and disks. Microsoft and Apple didn't go and take a 30% cut of that. To put it on their platform. It was just the company made it and it was compliant with, you know, the the operating system that was running, and so this is kind of a unique case where, hey, you're downloading this and just by virtue of using our store, we're going to take a percentage of revenue. I find that kind of interesting. They're just the comparison and the juxtaposition Because this business model would not have worked in the 19 nineties. You would've run right into that antitrust lawsuit that Microsoft did with Internet Explorer right and the fact the matter is that while other smartphone market places don't really exist, plenty of other digital market places do exist. Such as You know the marketplace for computer games on PC, and they do not charge a 30% mark up there, And I think you could make the same argument that you know these these marketplaces are doing the same thing in terms of protecting their users Hardware.
Final Fantasy 16 Revealed At PS5 Showcase Event
"They started off their event. Sony did. With a pretty big reveal and that is the next main line final fantasy game final fantasy sixteen, which looks like a return to sort of more medieval ask a look. Out of the car with the boys and we're into more of a Fantasy you know real fantasy setting. What did you think Tom of what they showed for final fantasy sixteen I'm I'm never been like a huge huge final fantasy nut. I'll say that much but I'm. Definitely. Intrigued by this like it. It looks cool and fifteen was a really fun cool game and the actually the most exciting thing to me like the trailer itself was. Cool. But didn't tell me a ton right because firefighters has been and can be so many different things that I didn't get a ton of vibes off of it more than like this is neat. Right The thing that excited me most about it was hearing after hearing afterwards at nayek Nokia Yoshida was GONNA be directing the game 'cause he's goes by colloquially named known as. and. He was the director and producer of fun finished fourteen and has done such an insanely good job with that game that hearing that he's being given the reins to the main series. Next main series game is. Really really exciting. So I think that there was a there's a lot of potential here and I'm very excited to see what they do with it but also this trailer didn't immediately make me run out and pre-order necessarily if that makes sense Christian, what did you think of it? Yeah. I like the direction they're saying it's going. I find interesting. It seems. To put this, not more combat focused because they've always been a lot of combat and final fantasy games, just kind of how that combat is delivered and I'm not sure. But I kind of got the feeling that. It's maybe embracing more of that final fantasy seven remake real time and I you know there have been so many final fantasies and so many sub fantasies of final fantasies that it's hard for me to keep track of them. It's like I know what original seven was. I. Know Tactics I kind of remember. A, and then I don't know anything else after that. But I'd like that they keep evolving with implying within. I. Think Though the people they have working on this thing. One I. Hope it hits a date. And too I think it looks really interesting. It's a big it. That was the other thing that was rumored I had an last week hill gets to see but an exclusive final fantasy the big that was a big stage moment for Microsoft when they were able to walk that out, say like coming to xbox final fantasies in in Sony's pulling it back seven, and then now this one is well I. Don't know final fantasy is has the brand cachet at once did but I still think it is a another Arrow in that quiver. You fifteen of course had. Real time action combat as well. and I think that that's just what squaring does now that they've. You know there is a way to kind of finesse turn bass fish in seven remained but not really. So I don't I just that's just what they do. Now, a much to my chagrin because I'm a fan of turn based off. But you know I miss I'm with you missed the turn based too. I think what they're doing with combat stuff especially, seven remake seven remakes combat I think is phenomenal but I just missed the classic a little bit too. Yeah. I do I do I mean I'm a big fan of based stuff Anyway so fun fantasy sixteen. I thought it was A. Pretty. Cool way to start the show.
Samsung, Verizon Sign $6.65 Billion 5G Contract
"Samsung Electronics has landed a $6.6 billion deal to provide five G technology to Verizon Communications. The contract was just finalized Friday. It'll run all the way through 2025. It's one of the biggest five G contracts yet for the electronic giants networking gear business, and it could give a boost to Samsung's market share in the wireless industry. Just a swell way struggles with sanctions and with Washington's efforts to get allies around the world to shut it out. Samsung has also been pushing hard to compete with European rivals Nokia and Ericsson.
Why Microsoft wants TikTok
"We start off with the deal that has got wall. Street. Washington, and the World Talking Microsoft dying and acquisition of Tiktok in this comes after president trump threatened to ban the video sharing APP here in the US over security concerns the president then made an about face and gave Microsoft the go ahead to proceed with the deal shares of Microsoft rallying today. Let's get to Josh. Lipton with the very latest Josh. So Melissa President trump also weighing in here. Take a listen to what he had to say today. Would have closed down on September fifteenth unless Microsoft or somebody else's able to buy it and work out a deal inappropriate deal. So the Treasury of the. Really, the Treasury I guess you say of the United, states, gets a lot of money. So, why is Microsoft interested in Tiktok? Well, it's a wildly popular APP with one hundred, million users already here in the US engagement trends are strong and stuff that users already spent over an hour a day on the APP Tales. Patrick at emphasizes too broad reasons why he says this could make strategic sense argues Microsoft is relatively weak in consumer services with the exception of xbox live gaming service. So Co a delicate immediately become a much bigger player in consumer technology second this is a potential moneymaker in delicate monetize that big pool of fans to advertising business that the company well understands but they are. Real risks to Microsoft's history and consumer focused acquisitions is mixed from Nokia's handset business to mixture. It's live streaming service. There's also the question of focus here and Adela has concentrated on the enterprise market analysts say that has served his company very well and kept him out of that Regulatory Spotlight Melissa back to you Josh. Thank you. Josh with the latest on Microsoft tiktok cloud plowed his business that got Microsoft to where it is today. Guy Me. So if you Microsoft goes down this road of buying this business while it seems like it's the hottest property around in social media does that do Microsoft shareholders? Well? Probably Yeah I mean the market today told you absolutely yes and a lot of people say it style drift and could lead them down a bad road but you know what are we talking about in terms of price tag your I haven't seen anywhere from forty to fifty billion dollars. You probably know better than I and it's it's it's basically rounding. For Microsoft Number One and number two, the move into stock more than paid for the deal. So it's hard not to like. This Mike Real question is clearly I missed that day in college when the US Treasury gets investment banking fees on deals that are done between two companies I don't know how I missed it, but clearly, I did what? What? Exactly? How does the US Treasury come into this equation? I guess it's somewhat of rhetorical question but you know this whole thing is fascinating to me on a number of levels. But the answer, your original question I don't think it's negative Microsoft and the market today told you it's positive. I mean the order to divest is one interesting aspect of this whole affair. Then there's I mean when I read it, I immediately thought like brokers fee Harkening to Donald Trump's real estate days I don't know if he thinks he gets twenty per treasury excuse me gets twenty percent or what exactly the Treasury is GonNa get out of this whole thing Karen on one can only imagine. I have no idea. Maybe one has got. To be in this situation. It really is crazy I don't love the precedent at all. I feel like we're just sort of taunting. China to. have some sort of reciprocal response that I would imagine. We really won't like very much. So I I'm. Kind of perplexed by the whole thing and I mean I don't know what the right Fi is a. The whole thing is. That part is so crazy he did. Trump say either to Microsoft or someone else I don't know I mean. Microsoft can compete with anyone in terms of price. I don't know if there is a possibility of someone else, but I get also Microsoft which sort of want to give it a try why not money is free to them practically, I mean they have cash but if they wanted to do with dad, it's practically free to them. So I know the woman Tiktok doesn't make money, but I still think it's interesting for them to do and clearly guy pointed out the stock market or the Microsoft holders. It. bakes. Well there's two things here on the big kind of geopolitical. If you don't think that the global economy is fracturing at least into pieces than you're not paying attention because that's what the deal the precedents of this deal is number two on the Microsoft Front. I personally. Don't understand why Microsoft would want this the only thing that makes sense if they can get it at a discount because bike dances forced to divest it but I'm not sure I mean again Josh. They don't have a great history on the consumer side. I mean I'm sure guy still remembers the Zun I still have one of those that was an abject failure. Don't know what this does for them. I do it. You know you you lose focus. So for me I don't really like it but you know what? I'm not the stock market and the stock market like ten. This is exactly Brian San Love Brandon Guy. This is exactly why Microsoft wants it because they're not here because because everyone else first of all, that could be a buyer of this is is in Washington under the scrutiny of the government in terms of their social platforms or too big. This totally makes sense I mean think about the business that they just told you about in gaming an xbox and even azure and the fact that ninety percent of the market. Cap Probably is enterprise. That's the whole point. That's why you'd be going after this year to me. This is this makes a ton of sense because they're probably the only guys can step in and buy it at least with this type of ability to navigate both Washington navigate the financials and yes, they are getting it at a beaten down valuation. If you're getting this anywhere from I, don't know seven eight to ten times. Where these guys are in terms of revenue, that's Eba dos gives me e extraordinary and I think it's actually been proven to be. We've talked about on this show why facebook is running scared of TIKTOK. So why wouldn't Microsoft running towards talk? It makes a lot of sense I like it. All right. Let's get more on what this deal could mean for. Microsoft let's bring in is jared Weiss fell jared great to speak with you. You also think this deal makes a whole lot of sense. In terms of the synergies across the consumer business think this deal could enhance for Microsoft. I think at the end of the day, the biggest takeaway should be from Microsoft perspective when you have the ability to go ahead and integrate a lot of the capabilities that tic TAC. TIKTOK has you think about the technology stack that TIKTOK has and it's incredibly sophisticated. So you can then leverage that and marry that with some of the internal capabilities that Microsoft already has on Azure with the second largest cloud service provider the on the planet I think the the capabilities are dramatic. Tiktok knows what you. Want before you even know that. So when you the leverage that with the capabilities of absorb, I think it makes a lot of sense and then to the earlier point that was brought up I think that's actually key. If you then have the ability to leverage that and bring it into gaming, bring that into Cortina the digital search engine, bring that into being I think the the possibilities are significant. So it it certainly makes a lot of sense obviously, the stock market rewarded Microsoft today and you've added more than. The top valuation in Microsoft's Market Kaplan. Is. There a risk though that that tiktok is the next snap in that snap has run into user growth issues and monetization issues or is finding a home in Microsoft good to going to sorta bypass that possibility is outcome. It's a fair point, but you almost have a free call option if you're searching. You have the ability to go ahead and acquire the asset potentially on the cheap, and if you think about it, you've got one party Microsoft, which is potentially the only party that's available to acquire something of this size with with with regulatory concerns, and if you've got tiktok on the other side there, obviously desperate from a seller perspective. So valuation short plays part of it, and then strategically if you think about the ability to go ahead and integrate. Integrate technology into the Microsoft Stack statues getting a free look at not only can potentially accelerate growth drivers of his existing business. He then has a free call option on expanding the total addressable market to go ahead and think about competition versus facebook getting snap. It's ever
Travel to Penang Malaysia
"Welcome to the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about paying. I'd like to welcome the show ruth from Vancouver and that's not the one in Canada but the one in Washington and that's the state of Washington. DC. WHO's come to talk to us about Penang? Malaysia Ruth Welcome to the show. Thank you. Glad to be here and some of you met ruth. If you traveled a with me to Morocco ruth was one of the people on that trip and we're friends from long before that and you have spent the last. Three years up until the coronavirus down in southeast. Asia's that have I got. The timing writer was longer than Well, we had three years in Singapore. And then we were into our just pass our first year in Penang when the covert virus and I actually was here in the states and got stranded here as the movement control order went into effect inning and I wasn't able to get back into the country. So we're now home back in the state of Washington and Yeah. But Penang was our home for about a year. Will, and when we get to the point where we can, why should someone go to Penang? Penang is just a very interesting piece of as. You have three distinct people ethnicities who make up panning opening is one of the thirteen states of Malaysia. It's the second smallest. It's the only one that has a island plus mainland components, and the island is the part that we are familiar with. That's where we lived. We lived in Penang Island Penang. Island. Has Like I say three different distinct groups. There's the Chinese, which are about fifty percent, which is more than the most of Malaysia, your Chinese percentage, and then you have forty percent Malay- and about nine percent of the Indians who are mostly Tamil speakers so there from southern. Yup and then we have the expert groups and in particular, there's one large group of experts that now reside in Penang as a result of Malaysia's M. M.. Two H. Program, which is Malaysia my second home. So quite a few people have actually retired they've made it their permanent home. So it's a very eclectic group of different ethnicities and different cultures and they do not intermixed very much. So you really do have these distinct. And distinct foods and distinct ways of living and languages, and you can do it all in a very small space and people have been to Singapore Penang. It's about the third of the size of Singapore. And only has about fifteen percent of the population of Singapore's on the island about seven hundred thousand people that makes it much more spread out. You're not just in these big crowds of people and yet you're experiencing the same kind of cultural mixing and interaction that you might get in Singapore. I like to think of Penang sort of like Singapore before Lee Kuan Yew came in and modernized and sanitized. Everything, so Penang gives you that old feel I think of what Singapore would have been like. Before everything was cleaned up and so and not to say that it's dangerous or unhealthy to be there but you just get that kind of older. Feel you have people cook it on the streets for food and things like that. So the I highly recommend going just because it's different than a lot of other places you might go in Asia will in terms of Malaysia we're on or just off of the mainland portion of Malaysia in the. West Coast in the north. So we on cow before we're south of that which is way up by the border with Thailand and then we`re Two thirds the distance from Kuala Lumpur up to the type border. Yes yes. Like you say we're to the west of the mainland and very close actually up. I think there's only one one state may be two that are above pinning on the mainland before you get to. Thailand. So it is still pretty close to time. There is some influence of Thai Culture Thai food. In. What is in Penang Yeah I? Think you're forty miles from Thailand. yes. Yeah and what's interesting about pinning to is, and we'll talk about this a little bit more but you came and visited us when we were in Singapore and we went to the parental museum to remember that in singer. So Penang is one of three places in that Malaysian Singaporean area that has Parana Akin Chinese or also called the Straits Chinese also called the bubble Nokia's so they are located in Penang Malacca and in. Singapore. So I've actually been to all three places. I've been to the museums in each of those places and it's a fascinating culture. People from that culture came from China from mainland. China many years ago. treaters remember correctly yet and they came in and adopted many of the Malay Practices and cultures, and some of the foods and sort of turn them into their own. They were usually very very wealthy and their homes were extravagant and their furniture was lavish and carved, and they also incorporated some of the colonialism of the British. So they had fancy dinner ware and fancy glasses and mirrors and their homes were just beautiful and in Penang you can go onto Church Street, which is down in Georgetown and there is a Paranthan Museum there for Twenty Ringgit. which is almost nothing that's four ringgit to a dollar. So it's five dollars you can go in and get a tour of the product museum there, and it's fascinating. It was owned actually by a gangster. A Chinese gangster and his family I and It's now part of the state I believe as a museum and they do try to preserve this product can culture because it is only really in these three distinct places.
China and the US are battling for control of 5G
"China is really a leader in five G. Right now, they launched. Their network earlier than expected last fall, and they've really been going gangbusters in terms of deployment and racking up subscribers, and they have a big technological advantage, too, because they have some of. The the best technology for five g. that they've been developing with some companies. In House. Yeah, that's that's a real change. From previous generations A to three four G. allow. The stuff was led by Europe, or here in the US four was big leader in four G. L., T., technology There's been a shift curious how the approach to technology differs from between how U. S. and really the the western countries invest in the stuff versus China's doing it and how they're able to kind of. Move or advance so quickly for basically nothing to a leadership position. Yeah, so China really over the last several years. You know this fits into a bigger initiative. From the government to to have some advantages and technology it's part of their strategy to go out and try to develop is much technology in country as they possibly can in so they you know it's part of this push of wanting to get away from being just a a low cost manufacturer of commodity goods and you know. Folks who are just sort of always following technology and just trying to do it cheaper and really being a leader so they see this as a very strategic. Part of their development of their their national policy, and so with that that means that the government is investing a ton of money and is sort of all. N! It's a different structure than the US right so the the. The government has a lot more control to funnel money into sort of get. A more focused approach, whereas in the US, our technology development is really completely done by the private sector and so it's just a different approach, but it has allowed China to rapidly catch up. In a lot of areas like five G. to to the US and other Western. Insane reports the thing we saw report for last week that the White House had considered intervening on five G. whether that's offering tax credits or inducing companies to acquire other companies overseas. That might have intellectual property like network makers like. Eriksson or Nokia, which is funny, because a lot of that stuff actually originated here in the US and then got cobbled up or bought by European countries, so it's it's a weird. Mix or shift in the dynamic things now. Yeah, I mean it's really i. mean that's like a whole nother story that I should probably do. You're giving me another story idea, but to SORTA. Go back historically and look. You're absolutely right. I mean there was a lot of innovation way back. Out of at, and T. and which became Lucent Technologies and we had a lot of companies in the US at one point, who were developing this technology, and then over the years you know through acquisition and business decisions and poor management frankly. We lost it, and so now we are in a situation where none of the core technology for the networking equipment is really developed by an American company. I mean we've got CISCO, but they're not doing A lot of the stuff that while way, end, Ericsson Nortel or I'm sorry, Nokia and Samsung Zamzam exactly so. It, it's you know. I think it does sort of put us at a disadvantage that we didn't really. Maybe fully appreciate. You know ten fifteen years ago when a lot of this consolidation was happening for the US has made some moves to try to preserve ship position to basically attacked the the five G. Innovation. Going on here, look you run through some of steps take. Yeah, and you know it's interesting because it's. It's sort of you know trying to protect the market, but it's also kind of Intertwined with this fear of some security risks which are legitimate, so so basically, what's happening is we've got the US government and a lot of folks in the security world who are saying that they feel that China's dominance is a security risk, and so the US has developed a lot of policies around basically trying to keep out some of the core technology. That's coming out of China and we don't want it in the US networks because there's a fear that there could be backdoors. Put in there and that you know China is an. Authoritarian. Government and Things are done. There than in the US and so there's this fear in that sort of also gets intertwined with this idea of how I guess in a way. How can we slow China down? And so there have been some restrictions? Put on a quick, -ment sold here in the US so there's a ban on. Government purchasing any core equipment for a deployment five G. Gear in the US. There's a movement to try to get. Any Wa wait year that's in some small carriers sort of ripped out and replaced and then there is Some bans on selling intellectual property and technology to while away from American companies that they can use to advance their five G. Technology, so there's a lot going
Finding Success With Kevin Hart
"Kevin Hart has officially reached. Rock Star status. Selling out venues across the globe now he is expanding his dominance off the stage. He has starred in three films and Tacoma the entertainer of the year at the N. Double ACP image awards. Kevin invited me to his home in Los Angeles on a rare day off. excited. On this way after you. Hear all that stuff is custom chandeliers. WHO. Can I look at this at this rate. Almost spy ish, like very nice, very lax, but not too much. How deep is the pool? kid-friendly Gift From and Kevin from all to? There if not no, you about five and a half. That's good. That's perfect preface journey as you can stand up and stand up can save. That's great so now that this has been your year, the stats are you've had three hit films to in the top ten former movies in production right now. A hit television show a huge following on social media. Because of the way you were raised. It feels like what to you because there's some people whose head would be blown off by now, and we would see it rolling down the hill. For me, you know what? I believe hard work pays off you know. When you say has been has been my year. It's my time. Hollywood has wave making everything seemed like overnight success Oh my God. Where did this guy come from all this kid? Who is he look? It's a massive star. Eighteen years in the business. You put ten thousand hours. I'll put in my Tom I got I got dues that that have been paid and paid again and pay one more time after that I stayed shooting my dreams, and by doing that eventually came true, but it has there has to be something. I won't say special about you. Because I believe we all have the same human abilities possibilities. Not Everybody can do the same thing, but there has to be something. That is different because there are lots of people who try and there are lots of people who want it, and there are lots of people who have the desire. What was the difference? Do you think for you to difference to me? was I paid attention to what people did before me whether it was right or wrong? Everybody's successful as a for now. You laid a blueprint You know I can go down and Lis- from. To actors entrepreneurs to self-made Mogul Jay. Z, look at Tyler Perry. You look at Puff I mean. You're looking at people that start off with a small. And that vision manifested in something beyond expectation, so what I did was from the people around me. My Mentors Eddie Murphy Chris, Rock, prior. We're all on the wall to wall all so you surround yourself a surround myself with a constant reminder of whose great. Constantly come down steps every day. I look Richard Bill. He's great. He was great. I see Chris Rock. He was great I it's a constant reminder. What am I trying to achieve I want to be great, so that motivates me, so things separates me is my draw my driver's other people's success. It's so interesting because you get compared a lot to Eddie Murphy because not since Eddie Murphy has anybody. You recently brought Roka's record at the Nokia, theatre. In Two thousand eleven during his laugh at my pain tour Kevin's. Ince's. At L. A.'s Nokia theatre were record breaking with over one point. One million dollars in ticket sales Kevin Surpassed Eddie Murphy's record. I don't care what I achieved and is there I? Don't care what financial number they put aside any accomplishment. That I how many tickets you saw how many people feel can't. You can't outdo with Eddie Murphy did I'm I'm sitting here so solid? I believe back. I can't I can't do that
16 PA counties move to the green phase, Philadelphia and surrounding counties to move to yellow June 5th
"The Nokia and its surrounding counties in southeastern PA will move from red to yellow next Friday the confirmation of the move comes as governor wolf is also transitioning sixteen Pennsylvania counties in the west from yellow to green the latest from KYW suburban bureau chief Jim Miller governor wolf says a some restrictions are lifted in certain activities resume is urging people to continue to follow guidelines like social distancing and wearing masks one of these precautions is wearing masks some reason I don't know why and wearing masks has become politicized even though scientific studies have shown that it actually reduces the likelihood of spreading covert nineteen while some benchmarks the state said when they announced the color coded restrictions haven't been Matt Levine says they're looking at all day at like increased testing in contact tracing capabilities and modeling and they're confident lifting restrictions as safe as long she adds as people plan ahead and are safe in just like before just like you remember your keys in your cell phone before you go out at a mask and hand sanitizer to
Samantha Irby Talks About Wow, No Thank You
"I think of it night as selling a book but as supporting the booksellers and publishers and other authors who are out there and also helping readers because readers are are desperate right now. I want to read. Actually something that Carl Siegel our critic wrote in her review of your book. I hope you're not one of those people that avoids reading reviews of Your Book. I am but I know that this was positive because everyone told me it was positive. So I'm braced for it and it's cool okay. All right ready. She wrote instead of a rule. Then a recommendation. For this moment if the grips of the pandemic your ability to interpret an exponential graph has increased well exponentially while your patients for narrative has plummeted. Tries Samantha. Irby so she's heartily recommending. You as something to read right now in order to give listeners a taste of why that is. Would you read a little bit from your new collection? Wow No thank you. Yes so. This is from Piece called hung up and it is about my love of cellular phones. I was late to the technology game. I'm staring down the barrel of my fortieth year and I bought my computer six or seven years ago. I didn't get my first iphone until they'd been around for years partially because I thought who needs that. I prefer to live in the real world mostly. I was skeptical because the idea of walking around with a five hundred dollar computer in my pocket seemed ridiculous and dangerous to me and the idea that I can somehow scraped together the money to purchase said pocket computer while also maintaining a roof over my head. I E partying all the time and paying for basic cable was hilarious and unrealistic. I was the last dinosaur at the club sending multi tap texts on an analog Nokia e fifty one with no camera when I finally upgraded to a smartphone. Several years after unsolicited selfish had taken hold of the nation. My exhausted psalms cracked and bleeding from a decade of repeatedly jamming down the two key to make a letter see. I didn't get what all the fuss was about. Okay sure this glowing rectangle in my bag can tell me the weather anywhere in the world at this exact moment but who cares but wait. It could also figure out precisely what wrong street. I'm turning down and steer me back in the right direction and it can count. How many steps? I took today while saving for me all the passwords I can never remember. Please excuse me while I build a shrine to the new most important thing in my life. I've read on my phone that we as a nation as a species have a problem with cellphones. Insert facts about the harms of cell phone usage. That I'm never going to research because I do not enjoy feeling like an underachiever. But do we really. Is there actually a problem with rescuing our brains from the doldrums of sitting at a red light or from the Malays caused by having even even a single second to sit alone with one terrible thoughts? I don't have children. Therefore I don't have any opinions on whether electronic devices are a bad influence on the mental growth and development of a child. If you tell me they are than I believe you. I'm sure there's scientific evidence prove it and I'm positive. There are doctors and licensed professionals. Who would attest to the DILATOT? Serious effect modern technology has on the brains and interpersonal skills of adults. But hear me out. Maybe it's worth it. That was great. What about you Samantha? Have you been able to read for fun during this time? I'm not ever so distracted that I can't pick up a book which I feel is good so I have been reading a lot of fiction and like nothing about disease or being locked in a room. But you're a huge thriller Fan Right. Is there s recommendations like good escape reading either thrillers or Wa which I know you also love yes so I am like pretty obsessed with this writer Louisa. Luna there are two books in this series so far. I don't think the series has the name. It's like an Alice Vega novel I think is maybe like the subtitle but the first one is called two girls down and her second book in the series is called the Janes and I just reread both of those and they are so good she so good thrillers are my thing and she is a master and I just reread Mary. H K choice books emergency contact and permanent record and they're both Y. A. They make me feel totally uncool because she has mastered the way. Young people talk. And I'm like man I kind of don't know what they're saying but I do love this a lot. She is a super cool writer. So this is your third book of essays. The first one meaty than we are never meeting in real life now. Wow No thank you. I'm curious how like in your mind or they categorized as different periods of Your Life. Different themes different topics. How do they stand apart for you? Well meaning to me feels most like. Here's an overview of my past. Here's a here's how we got here kind of and then we're never meeting in real life is kind of a mix of. Here's how we got here. Here's where we're going because I'd met my partner at that point. But she wasn't my wife yet and I hadn't moved from Chicago to Michigan yet. And then while no thank you is like where I am right now. It's a Kalamazoo Essay collection. It's me in Kalamazoo in our raggedy farmhouse with the cats. Like this is where I'm
World Class Beatboxer vs AI with Harry Yeff, Artist in Research at Nokia Bell Labs
"Would I fell in love with using my voice to compose and write quite young age age of fourteen and it was for a few reasons like I was actually in a really musically rich environment in terms of early electric Techno grime which has shown that will kind of exploding in London. When I was growing up and it was the ability to instantly Ri- obviously anyone that speaks uses. The voice sings the very established. This idea of singing Medea or doing some light. Percussion just to write. I immediately for the fact that I could not just do some light. Mcconnell sing I could start to internalize music theory. I could start writing beats and white phoned ideas using just my voice. I became absolutely obsessed with the instances. I just didn't have to wait to get to my instruments enough to wait to get to a computer. I just thought it's a composed on right in a way that no other tool or instrumentation really automate and it just continued to grow from there and the goal was to break boundaries and Jonathan had ownership over something new. Did you take lessons? Are you just were self taught you watch videos like? How does somebody even learn how to be box? No it was very strange serendipitous story. It was pretty youtube. Which is crazy. And I seen some like elements of sound making before because it's so important to just like establish people cool so of composition with voice. They can go to be boxing. Sound making and voice our oldest humanity itself. It's not a new thing like to compose and write with. Sounds with your voice has been a a music making for as long as music as existed and it was the experimentation and seeing vocalist Kinda go beyond traditional techniques. I found it so fascinating but in terms of like applying it to Electric Music because I wasn't really a hip hop head. It was more about the experimental of music making. That was something that just happened almost by chance and it came very naturally to me so no lessons no guidance. No help just kind of an obsessive desire to make music instantly and not feel like I have to rely on anyone else. That was the main thing I didn't like feeling like I had to go through my secondary school to access to my drums. And I had to kind of go to friends. Houses to use like Music Quinn and light laptops. Because it's something that I personally didn't have access to myself. And it was the impatience the impulsiveness to always creates or he's made is what made me so focused and I just love story from the very beginning the obsessive nece and the joy it brought me it started with just myself but then people started to react around me in produces tied to kind of say like how you making the sound. How you doing the sound design and people wanting to dance as well and that was one of the key moments to me is. My friends would dance to me boxing. Yet from there it's just continued to grow spiral out of control in quite an exciting way. Yes I love that. I think it's great when people are self taught and you're based on your own creativity and one of the things I know you like to say is that our voices are most precious tool and that we must give the world of voice. What does that mean to you outside of my own musical compositions? I believe there's a lot of communicative thinking and pushing of how we actually connect with each other. That directly connects to our voice. The voice is synonymous with the human condition. It's such a fundamental to- used in our day today again. If we leave music behind there is an issue that many people don't feel like they have a voice. Many people do not feel like that. Is THEY HUNT? And they also feel like the rounds of their expression is established. Like this sort like a glass ceiling on everyone and I really believe that to experiment with the voice to push off always as far as we can is to push the mind as far as we can is to push human condition as far as we kind of is the push consciousness as far as we come. I think that there's a universally accessible expressive nece. That is there but his massively untapped and all of the what I do outside of music on installation lectures working with technology is just the fundamental expiration to trying make people see the voice in the new line and the aim is to not make them saying perform we'll make music is to literally make them express and feel alive and voice can do to express and the Catharsis of expression through the voice. It wakes people up and that goes way beyond arts music. It's it's humanity so it sounds like a huge mission but I sat on a three full years ago to explore the narratives around voice the innovation around voice Beyond music making and it's so insane the benefits you see innovation. You see in new ideas around. The Voice of how universally accessible is something that everybody has they. Don't push it to the Max so I WANNA change global perspective on voice and in doing that hopefully give the world voice make people feel Hud make them express and make them shaft simple idea on a huge scale. Yes we've spoke the first sign a few weeks ago and you said that. I got excited except like off. That is so much of what I personally believe. It's a personal goal that I have and I'm curious how you know you're working to kind of do this. You had done something at a wired magazine event where you had showed you had made some sound and then on an image it kind of created these like sculpture like art pieces which is very cool and you told the story about how a young girl did it and she got so excited to kind of see her voice in a visual perspective and she got louder and excited to kind of share her voice and I was like. Oh I love this story in the important summit so yeah I love free to talk about how. You're kind of working to do this on a larger scale before we get into the technology piece because I do think voices more than just waste technology. It is about connecting us. Making people feel heard so. Yeah I'd love for you to talk more about how you're doing that on a large scale. I think does really make sense to kind of speak about that story. And because that was the beginning of this like the scope where I've obviously crepe directed and been involved with a number of different tech based creative projects and that project you mentioned that it was a project called C. Sounds and is was in collaboration with the mill. Who's incredible post production company in New York and Creative Director Back Rama? Alan and we had a conversation at South by South West. Where this idea that every voice is precious. Every voice is like a fingerprint. And it's like a Red Joel and that time. The voice is like a red jewel started to such in conversations more and more so we assist them which allowed people to digitally sculpt with voices precious metals and structures. So think of it almost like a broach or very read natural structure. You can build that with your voice missing different tones and textures and it will create this Completely unique structure and they're absolutely stunning. Obviously it's hard to communicate over Poku The project manifest installation. We invite the public to comand. Use the peace and this young girl that you mentioned it completely. Change my approach to augmentation working with technology but it was a puff. It's example of how the voice can lead to a flowering of oneself can lead to an opening of expressive interests and capacity. That can literally change the way you move the way you feel about yourself your confidence because she was extremely shy. I cannot say she was like a tiny little quantity attached to a bothers leg when she walked up to the peace of the microphone. She said these tiny utterances debt and she saw those sounds become something that looked physical on the wool these kind of growing crystal structures and when she saw that she made that connection and she started to shout and scream eventually law and again. She augmented with this tool which encouraged her to expressing tests have voice and she flowered and that was the beginning and this was clean case study of how experimentation an untraditional ways of exploring ourselves can lead to an introspection which she's so
Removing Waste and Creating Agility with Artificial Intelligence
"Today I have the privilege of hosting Sandy. Fernando he's a senior vice president of optum where he leads the artificial intelligence and analytics platforms. Team he's responsible for developing platforms that support the design and development of leading edge models. Analytic tools for the enterprise previously. Sandy was vice president at optum labs and led the OPTUM Labs Center for Applied Data Science which is called CADS. The cavs team applied breakthroughs in a and machine learning to solve complex healthcare challenges for United Health Groups and by developing and deploying software product concepts cats pioneered using deep learning to streamline administrative processes in revenue cycle management and develop graph analytics tools to support provider network design among other innovations. That they've done. He's been at optum labs since two thousand fourteen from Nokia where he created. Nokia's first data science team so definitely no rookie to data science and AI. Before that he spent those nine years there and has done an incredible amount of work as well as starting his own business. So it's a true privilege to have Sanji podcast here and Excited to cover his insights in healthcare. A So Sandy. Thanks so much for joining us. Today they came out saw. Those very gracious will care compensation likewise so sandy. What inspires your work in in healthcare because at the beginning you're in healthcare a your technology guy that gravitated to healthcare. I was in telecom and I work in internet company Way Back when and I really had a technology studied computer science in College. And what brought him back to health care? Maybe was growing up in the healthcare family. Really both my parents were physicians. I had a great exposure on. They were primary care physician in Connecticut and solve their day. They works out of a touch. And while I didn't pursue that as a career I understood maybe almost constantly but he was something that was very satisfying and now. I've got a wife and three kids and help their song. So my hope is that by understanding and pursuing some pretty destig- -nology over my career. I could bring that back to healthcare a little bit and see if we can make some significant changes in how how we used acknowledgee to enable healthcare in the US and even abroad. I think that's Great Sanji. And so it's that that story you know your parents grew up as physicians and when you took that left turn Sanji. What did they think did they say? Our son's not going to be doctor or were they happy that you became a an it guy. They were always supportive. I mean yeah from age like eight or nine they were spending way too much funny buying US computer and gaming consoles big thing new That was something ours passionate about and were were. You WanNa follow your prints being a position as an incredibly are percussion incredibly stable. Percussion and you know. I've made an effort to get through organic chemistry in college and after that I said you know I think I wanted to really a little bit more excited about. Yeah no I can appreciate that so it sounds like you're kinda drawn in by by technology at a very young age gave it a swing but said. I'M GONNA Follow My Passion Mom and Dad. Yeah Negro Sport of all the way. So that's awesome in an important looking for assault. Now that's the especially as parents now. I mean so. Hey Kudos to you Mom AND DAD. You sound doing pretty good now. What makes what you guys do there at optum different. And how's it adding value to the ecosystem of the business and of your customers? Yeah today and optimism. It's such a multifaceted business. We touched so many portions of the healthcare system from patients providers to governments to warriors pharmaceutical companies. And that gives us a great opportunity to take a look. Maybe more holistically at how we can really drive and deliver better outcomes and change about their system in my focus area. We've got a wealth of data across our enterprise. Overturned twenty million identified patient live of data on bet gives us this great perspective on how we can take some of these new often referred to as artificial intelligence stay. The heart of artificial intelligence machine learning approaches where we can take these machine learning approaches to mission allowing us to learn from the data itself rather than explicitly stated. Exactly what to do Max. And that's a real important breakthrough for us especially in healthcare because healthcare is so complex and something we try to create your shop. She would imperatives or rules or here. Six there will always be educated with exceptions and it becomes very difficult to construct and simulator run with that and so lots really representing dresses. That we have An are my team in depressions. Here in optum how this opportunity to work with this Vast array of data in the hope that we will mabel better outcomes and really allow people to work there.
What phone should I get to replace my Nokia Lumia 1520?
"I did the Nokia cell phone users to fight with the mid nineties okay work we're going back yeah it is sixty ten brick to sixteen fifty yeah and then of course when windows the integrative window open for you know kill integrated with windows we came out with the thirty and I currently have the fifteen twenty which is still running on the eight point one phone OS which is in the water yeah it did yeah they're going to door mail yeah there than the guy driving the Tesla but anyway sorry that's a mean thing to say but I know you're doing your I know the feeling so Nokia remembered and okay got purchased by Microsoft in perhaps one of the worst acquisitions in the history of technology Microsoft eventually wrote them off for billions of dollars but there are no give phones being made they're being made by the literally the guys across the street H. M. D. so they're a quick they're they're using Nokia designs there are still some phone people Nokia they just you know I don't think I think even eventually the Microsoft walk in will go away and they'll be able to make phones again if they want to but right now they use an H. M. D. company and they actually what's with the recently which I think is hysterical they made they started making the thirty three ten again yeah which is a classic Danny bar phoning it in and you can place in a content wait wait let me figure this when they move to the fifteen twenty and introduce the windows platform I loved it I love Microsoft killed that big that's gone it is it is they shot it in the faces of the bloody mess but here's here's my question in doing some research fail I read a lot of research unix and there's a couple guys on the windows central review guys that work for windows that saying that Hey if if they're dead in the water if you really want to stay within windows platform or something close to it we recommend going to a phone call bill one plus certain patrols yes very nice phone but that's an android device it is very critical yeah in the end this is the good thing about it is you could load up all of Microsoft software services launcher phone containing a look H. and L. whole bunch of good luck not since going to give you what you loved I'm going to guess about windows phone that live tile front page was fantastic it was a beautifully designed operating system I think it should it had it been timing it been better and Microsoft had done a better job with the carriers that might have been the the king of smartphones the problem is they came to the table late android and iOS very well established by the time Microsoft came up with this windows phone windows phone I think it was the first decent one and the real problem they had as developers are very chosen companies banks you don't start ups all were either doing iOS or android and they didn't have room I mean even if most of them only in one of the other the ones that did both never had room for a third operating system completely different and effective thing that really killed there are two things that killed windows phone one is the carriers if you went into a Verizon store and said I'd like to know more about that Nokia windows phone yeah they'd still return to an android device they wouldn't they would even show it to you so that was a problem when they didn't get the carriers to come along problem to think if the developers to come along and the kiss of death was when banks started saying yeah we're not gonna make our app for the windows platform yeah because if if you can't do some critical things with a smart phone like your banking it just kills the platform there was no Instagram eventually torch the upload torched blow torched it was the end of the line and I I feel bad about it because I think I agree with you I loved my windows phone well yeah yeah yeah so my my question is I don't know how much knowledge you have of the one plus seven Kroll have won it you do yeah it's a great phone I love you I love you and it will include tonic way but I I try to buy most of the really worth while the phones if I don't have it then one of my colleagues we have an android show called all about android will have it I was I fell in love with the one plus seven pro now there are a thousand dollars from from Amazon maybe a couple don't get it from Amazon they're now selling for five hundred dollars so here's the thing about one plus one plus makes in my opinion yeah first class feature phones I'm sorry first class flagship phones at a significant discount so if you want a Samsung if you want a Google or you want an apple smartphone you're going to spend around a thousand Bucks but one plus very intentionally keeps their price point below that so seven pro right now is five hundred dollars I think it's really there's some things that they do that are really cool for instance there's no hole puncher notch they have a little periscope for the selfie camera goes up and down I think that's hysterical it's got a very nice ninety hertz display faster refresh rate means smoother scrolling hi there it's the year resolution the screen is fully edge to edge and beautiful thing that's most important to me and this is a big issue if you're gonna get an android phone you want a company that's not going to muck with Sandra too much one plus has their version of Andrew called oxygen which I think is as close to pure and right as you can get better than Samsung's version Google of course makes a pure android phone and I think Google phones are good but I think the one plus is better hardware so if you're looking for a really good look nothing I'd knowledge I I I'm with the I miss them my mind okay ten those are great phones but if you're looking for an android phone that can compete I think the one plus seven is a group of seven pro is a great choice I would also add that even though Microsoft makes a launcher in all the gaps and stuff is never gonna look people think all the Microsoft launcher must have those live tiles now so nothing's gonna look like your windows phone but I understand that I understand that yeah understand the would I be able to back up to the Microsoft one drive using the one plus seven pro yes okay yeah I mean it's not a windows phone but yeah if they they also missing the one plus some pros out of stock at one plus I think that's because they have a new one coming up look at the seventy which is much like their seven plus that's back at the seven pro I kind of like the actually the the the the the I really like the seven pro because it has the periscope with the seventy is is probably just as good might be a little bit X. but less expensive that came out in October so that those are both fairly new phones one is they have this vertical but that the one plus seven pro Michael Ehrenberg don't get the McLaren version that's a five G. phone right I don't think there's five G. of Ventura I went there I went into the T. mobile store because they're offering that McLaren version I said them great I'd five Jeez here where can I get it not here can I get in San Francisco now where can I get it they said you kinda you kind of open the redwoods they've got one five G. transmitter it's crazy that's it that's it but the thing about the McLaren it offers what it had six hundred fifty six of of gigabytes or some don't know they'll give them a clear in that year that's crazy plus you well you got money to burn go ahead but you don't you're not gonna get five G. check to make sure they don't require you to buy five G. plan because that's even not you're spending for money on five G. that you're not getting five G. kills the battery five he's not ready for prime time and T. mobile US five G. is really just cut I mean it's six hundred megahertz so this is a long story too I I don't know if I should it didn't bark into this five G. is a marketing term yeah it is and T. mobile is rolling out five G. over six hundred megahertz that's good because it travels farther goes through walls it's bad because it's not anywhere near the low latency and speed of millimeter wave five G. which is way far out so a lot of what you hear about five June five G. is gonna be great cars will be talking to each other and love all of that is down the road with millimeter wave that's not what T. mobiles offering right now they're offering six hundred megahertz people who've user I can't because I'm not you kavya the people who use it say it's not noticeably faster okay and then lastly I understand it by by the internet international unlocked version I could stick with my eighteen T. plans correct yeah they don't lock these you can get put in the sim in it you can put your eighteen T. seven at and and they won't know the difference I'm I highly recommend the one plus these are great phones okay okay I just have to break the bank and I get that get a hammer that
Nokia explores strategic options: Bloomberg News
"Nokia finished the session. Six point one percent higher on Wednesday following reports that the company was exploring strategic options though. Reuter said a source close to the company denied. There was any truth to the rumors. According to Bloomberg the company hired advisors to explore potential asset sale or combination and even speculated about the prospect of merger between Nokia and Ericsson. The report didn't point to any discussions between the companies however noted such a deal would be hard to meet due to various European regulations.
Nokia explores strategic options
"Pressure is mounting on Nokia to consider asset sales or a merger as competition squeezes its bottom line sources say the network equipment maker is working with advisers to consider its options Nokia is down by about a third in the past
What Really Happened at the Munich Security Conference
"I today. We're going to learn a NE- word Westland snus. It is the idea that the West is somehow absent from the global stage less significant in part because of the rise of China in part because of the rise of DONALD TRUMP IT C- theme of this year's Munich security conference in which Germany's president said. The United States now rejects even the idea of an international community. That's walls intern rejected by the secretary of state. Does anyone believe Mike upon payers denials? David Hudson h-honestly chief Brussels correspondent at politico and was at the security conference joins me now on the line. Dave dimension the The theme being West Listeners. How did this manifest itself at the conference? There was a lot of discussion and there is every year at the Munich security conference about the decline of the West the fretting over where that Western alliance the transatlantic relationship is. But there is something quite different that everybody could feel this year. Which is that the gap between the Europeans and the Americans is so much greater than anyone has seen it in our lifetimes. And that's really what they're talking about is the idea of a unified west which you could include. Even some eastern partners like Japan into but the idea of rule of law and a the NATO alliance and the idea of collective action on the biggest issues facing people all over the world. And that just doesn't exist right when now you add up the three years of Donald Trump's presidency. Us obviously headed to an election. And you look at everything from climate policy to the Iran. Nuclear deal whether it's unsecurity whether it's on the environment anywhere you look there are just these gaps and so the secretary of state. Mike Pompeo you know folks were sitting with their hands in their laps tapping on their phones but not one drop of applause when he declared the West is winning normally. That should bring everybody to their feet. They're all there to represent different aspects of that western thinking and in fact crickets silence. The justice no faith that any of those words mean anything. I mentioned the president of Germany amendment to our frontal steinmeier was very outspoken. When my Pompeo is there is the? Us Senate acted as if an attitude of every man for himself could work a global policy. You Have Emmanuel macron that saying that there was a need to act at a European level to counter this perceived weakening of an alliance with the US but does Europe have the capacity yet to speak with one voice. Well you're obviously has its own disagreements and the chairman of the conference Ish Sugar warned against this. As did remarkably the secretary general of NATO Jens Stoltenberg who rarely rarely ever diverges from his talking points about unity where he warned in. This seemed to be directed at macron not to talk down the capabilities of NATO and talk up the differences among allies but there are clear differences among these allies and of course trump is responsible for a lot of them when you see the US pull out unilaterally in northeast Syria when you see the US in Turkey both NATO members forced to reach some kind of a peace agreement among themselves. You say what's going on here. Those are countries that are supposed to be on the same side. So you're Ab- certainly has differences that it needs to resolve but on big ticket items especially the priority that everyone agrees is facing the entire planet on Climate Change. Europe does in fact speak almost universally with one voice small exceptions about timing and how to get to certain goals but overall the goals are the same trump of course pulls out of that climate accord pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal. He's gone his own way. I sat down with a few callings and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Todd Walters and you hear him speak and you realize that there's an American mindset especially when it comes to the Middle East that no one else. Shares trump pushing for NATO to be more active in the Middle East which goes against the founding treaty of NATO The Washington Treaty which says these are countries at work together in the Euro Atlantic sphere. And I said to the general said this is in your title your Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Is that going to change? We become sec or me to add in the Middle East and there's no clear message. That Defense Secretary Asper was at NATO before coming to the Munich. Security Conference did not give those NATO allies. A sense of what it is that Donald Trump is looking for and again in Munich. The sort of conclusion was okay. Mike Pompeo and Marcus were there speaking to the boss back home telling him. The West is winning when nobody actually sees that David stay with us because also the line is Paul Rogers professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford while we were mentioning With David other the reaction to Mike Pompeo's speech the problem. I suppose is that the US Secretary of state goes to me and you can says no no trans. Atlantic alliance is as strong as it ever was but but he's bosses given every impression for four years now that he doesn't care at all about America's strategic partnerships. I think that's really a key issue. It's very much longer allies. David was just saying what has happened. I think is the Europeans for the first two years of the trump administration still tend to think this was an operation in the American political scene over the last year in particular the last couple of months they country is that trump may well get reelected emphatic present. He probably will do even if he isn't They feel as being a change in the American mood. That the change of the psalter political psychology even of the country and that is represented by trump and the many people who support him. So you have that the other thing as far as I can see within the United States so you basically have two things going on at the same time you had the contract trump vision but you have the more length assists vision and that apparently was very well represented a community at Munich. Many people from Congress many of the State Department people even those states is pretty weak present with much more on the traditional side but they basically differ from what is coming out trump. And frankly whether we like it or not. The American the Europeans dude actually listen to trump's tweets and take them very seriously so I think you you have this sort of basic difference and then looming all of that are the differences within Europe. Basically mechanised particularly weak at present. You have Britain opting out so to speak and then of course you have the China situation as well. Whether it's a difference I think between the European and the American views. The trump views that he let me put it that way. David Paul just mentioned China and Mike Pompeo talked again about the the the US's from a growing Increasingly increasingly assertive. China is Europe. Going to be on board with that top priority. I survey the citizens done ahead of this conference. The studio what size should your beyond worthy to be a full on conflict within the US and China on the majority of the citizens who questions that actually Europe should be neutral. You know a lot of this. Debate centered around technology and the Chinese firm alway which the US The trump administration has made clear that it seems as a real risk and trump was quite roundly rebutted on that by Germany by the UK even the UK which of course has to negotiate a trade deal coming up with the United States and one of the message. One message that the Americans were carrying back from the European side was qualify. Has Technology that the West if you WANNA call it? That doesn't have so in that sense. You're not winning. And the question is what alternative. Can you offer either? You let Europe and the United States be left behind on five G. or you work with wallet or you have some alternative now. The alternatives are not easy chatter about. Could there be a state investment. Something's very un-american into Nokia or Ericsson but the point is if there is a technology that China has and everybody else doesn't it's clear the West has fallen a stepper a half step behind in that sense but since you have Paul there who's who's talking about peace studies. There's another gap we saw in Munich. Which has some really big big issues that this conference used to focus on that because of what one former Senator Sam Nunn? I talked to called vivid all these sort of flashes and disagreements in In politics we're forgetting about the vital nuclear non-proliferation the fact that most of the non-proliferation architecture has been falling apart under trump the IMF treaty intermediate range. Nuclear forces. Treaty doesn't exist anymore. The new start treaty is going to expire in February. And what are these powers going to do to protect citizens from what is one of the greatest threats out there? Paul What do you? What do you make of that idea? That a lot of other issues as simply being forgotten at the moment I couldn't agree. More than Davis spot. On the nuclear thing I think is much more important than people generally realizes rather receded but there are two other issues gained one. He mentioned with climate change. This is the Big Issue Weld Wahid for the next two years it actually surpasses everything else and yes. The Europeans are more united on this which I think is very welcome as he said with a few exceptions but the United States takes a very different view as well. Brazil China to some extent endangered in Australia and set me. Russia isn't a weld unity. On this the most important issues. What in the world. The other thing I'd say is that while the kind of world economic model we have at present is delivering a great deal for relatively small number of people you got more and more people pretty well educated on the margins who do not fair sharing in in what they deserve and you're seeing this in the many political disturbances social disturbances seen in cities across the world last six to nine months in the recent past That again just doesn't fig you have these very big issues. Marginalization climate change on the nuclear issue which to not get the attention they deserve and that I think is one of the things where to some extent The whole Munich conference thing which is now being running. What nearly sixty years. Something like that Is Not really fully fit for purpose even though it may be better than the past let me just ask you both briefly before we before we end I read. I read one piece about the miniskirt weekend that said law international orders never last forever a maybe this is just the beginning of the end of the Post Second World War transatlantic order. I mean body. Think some some logic behind that there is some logic behind that and of course if it means the start of anew globalism a willingness to address Commonwealth problems. That would be good but the problem. Is that the men. We don't have that In fact the divisions at great sesame there things are changing and it will depend a Fab it I think on whether trump gets reelected in December but things are changing and one has to accept that we simply don't know whether go but there is a need for much more globalist attitude when David it does seem to all hinge. Doesn't it on what happens in America in November? Well there is a big question of if that old order is falling apart. What is the New Order? That take shape right. The world is smaller than ever people are more interconnected than ever so the great powers don't necessarily need to dictate things but we also saw at Munich. I said it was a lot of navel-gazing but not a lot of introspection. Yeah there was a report in The Washington Post Enter last year that twenty years of American failure in Afghanistan you would think at a security conference where the US is seen as the leader on security and defence issues. Folks would be asking. Hey what the heck happened there? How did you drag us all into this mess? And how do you avoid that going forward into the future and those kinds of tough questions again? The vivid trump was very much fretted about but the vital of how do you avoid getting sucked into twenty years of failed war where neither Afghanistan nor Iraq nor anybody else's better off? You have to wonder. Why weren't those tough questions being asked and who will start to shape that new order to replace the old order? That's falling away David Harrison on and Paul Rogers thank you both very much of your time
Mobile World Congress is canceled.
"So the world's largest mobile show is not happening this year. It was originally scheduled to run from the twenty four th to the twenty seventh of this month the GSA the organization that makes the event happened announced 'EM WC is cancelled the CEO of the said the global concern regarding the corona virus outbreak travel concern and other circumstances make it impossible for GSA May to hold the event now prior to being cancelled a number of companies announced they will not be the event L. G. Nokia HMD AT and T. facebook Cisco Intel nvidia Sony Sprint Vodafone and others were already not going to WC. So what happened. The Corona virus also known as Cova de one thousand nine hundred that name is by the World Health Organization Brazil. Did you make of this? This is fascinating because you never hear something like this really happening. He had two thousand or so companies planning to attend. And now there's all these questions of okay. The big companies they can have their own press events. They can have their own meetings but what happens to all the little guys what what happens when you know people who wanted to show off the powers of five. G. And make these deals you know how will that shape for the rest of twenty twenty This is a place where if twenty twenty was supposed to be the year for five G. and deals and conversations will be made to shape that will that mean that. You won't get a cool phone. That tha that makes you want to buy something new. That isn't from apple or Samsung. That you would think personally decked out with five G. coverage in the area so that people could demo mall these amazing new phones. All these other products that would be available. But with the wireless carriers not coming and then you don't have phone companies coming and then you have. Nobody coming deals will still be made but lake. We are holding onto our phones longer than ever before we need incentive to see what's new and cool so yeah a place like MDC is where the new and cool happens and the weird thing is like the past couple of years since we've been on lt even finally getting five G. and a much wider way. This would have been the year where we would see like really great phone. So I've been waiting and holding off on phones for a while because I'm waiting for five G. I don't WanNa get stuck in the middle but it's such a unfortunate time for this stuff to happen. I know it's really cool to have these kinds of tech in one place but you know what we do have the Internet and we do have phones and skype and everything. Do you think these conferences are even necessary anymore? Yeah Harlow Five G. Demo in places where there is five G. from people around and teleconference it in you know like is it necessary. It's a question everyone is asking There's worries that if you cancel something like this companies will reevaluate their budgets and go next year. Do I even need to go? And will that mean w? Mdc isn't as big or as important as it has been in the past. Think of all the money that has been poured into these companies especially the smaller ones who may be overspending outside their budgets to plan for it and have a presence there. And then like Oh. It's like a week and it's canceled so some of even said they're still going anyways to have some side meetings because they already had the plane tickets and hotel rooms and whatnot. That sounds pretty crazy. That people who are willing to keep going like forget it. There's conference going to go to starbucks and showing you what we got instead of just going ahead with the conference now. We'll talk a little bit about the corona virus for a second. Please do your research before freaking out. We'll have links to the CDC and the Mayo Clinic for information.
Big tech fair in doubt after more companies leave over virus
"We're seeing the world's biggest wireless trade fair coming into doubt now after more tech companies and mobile carriers including some of the big names Nokia Vodafone and Deutsche telecom pulled out of the conference or worries about the corona virus that to convert this at the start in Spain in about a week
Google Maps gets a new icon and more tabs to celebrate 15th anniversary
"So I up in the news Some news news from Google which dovetails into our news right because we share same birth year as Google maps so google maps as Google maps. Right so so fifteen years anniversary is coming up for Google maps so other freshening it up and I think they've already started rolling out Some of them the features this week so on the Fifteenth Anniversary Yes via the IRS. Because I've got the new icon which totally threw there. You go up yet because I I rarely Unless the Carson where you use the Google maps on my phone with someone pulls up and it a class or something so anyway. I haven't looked at it yet on my phone own my android phone but anyway It's kind of again just reminder. Oh my goodness so. The year Google maps started and very special. PODCAST started right kids born that year now just about old enough to date. Oh my God. Where does the time go about old enough to date? Yeah very all right. Sorry for come from Small Little House on the Prairie Times officially right officially Atlanta. We can debate that back and forth. What that ages but fifteen eighteen year still in many states? They can get their learner's permit. How about that can get your Lurs fit to drive permit to drive? It's kind of Yelp like in my mind that does that did you look at it frank. What the yeah I mean? It's it's walk eight so I was up in the bridgeport PA area yesterday. And I was driving on an area area that I know so I was in my car and went to turn on Google maps and I had saw the news that it was updated but it might pay attention when it was doing that and I have all my apps that took this auto update because I got tired of doing it every twenty minutes of an update so map so it updated and I am sitting in traffic trying to figure out how to start Google maps and I couldn't didn't 'cause I'm like where's the Congo that's all I've got it and then switched the icon on me and that's thirty off and then ended up to pull over because I couldn't get serious. It tight talk the address properly. I had to type it in and it's it's different. It's you're right it's very yelp like and I had used a Yo to get to the first place always had gone to so I was really thrown off because I was like wait a minute. I'm not using yelp just trying to get back to the highway and I it. There are a a lot of overlaps in this style. Chosen and it's understandable. I think because there's so much that they put in there in terms of restaurants and gas stations things that are in Yelp nope yes and that's all right is to guide you to this these things but I haven't tried it out yet but the the video factory were just looking at one of the live you to the augmented reality. Pretty thingy looks pretty cool so these are things that are coming in the near future to all the again to this refresh for the fifteenth year. I'm really looking forward to that. One it it takes me back to the the early days of of attempts at a are on the mobile phones but I still remember the fun one from was at Nokia City Lens. Nobody remember that for me but I was like I really liked that one. But anyhow Lots of lots of stuff coming from Google for Google maps. Some stuff already out so watch for that this year On your mobile devices as you're navigating
"nokia" Discussed on The Android Police Podcast
"A banana you. He didn't think we were GONNA go there today. Did you So this was one of those things. Where if you were on twitter in the past week you probably couldn't escape the story that everyone oh sharing there was a art show in Miami Beach the art basil and one of the pieces aces? I use that term very loosely was a banana duct taped to a wall. It is the the piece was called. Comedian I guess it was supposed to be a satire or something. I write about phones for a living. So I'm not the person to try to describe this but it was a banana duct taped to a wall and it sold for one hundred in twenty thousand dollars which might have been money laundering but again. I'm not sure I write about phones for a living but the reason we're talking about it is Nokia. Did a smart little a PR thing in. They posted a tweet. That says bananas are delicious but a banana that can make calls now. That's a masterpiece. And and they attached a picture of their Nokia banana phone duct tape to the wall which is very clever. Yeah just just a fun stupid thing. Yeah it it's a certainly bizarre i. I'm not really part of the art world either so I really don't know what to make of it but I guess cheers to them for finding a really interesting way to make a lot of money. Yeah it's just a fun dumping Nokia did that. I I appreciate also someone later. Ripped the banana off the wall and ate it and they had to replace the banana so that was that was the thing it's been a week and that's what I'm trying to get across. It's been it's been very. It's been a week that it has Speaking of weird stuff. Because why would why would. Why wouldn't you want this? Why would you want this? I don't know Roland made Roland by the way in case you are familiar with that name. They make keyboards musical instrument keyboards. And they now have one called the go Fokino that has Alexa. So basically what you can do. Is I guess while you're talking to your keyboard you can tell it to do things. Those those things could involve watering food because as a musician of course you know you got to eat other things you might do. which apparently he's the actual purpose of this is to change settings on the keyboard so instead of going through the menus which we're talking keyboard that has a pre tiny screen the button configuration is never going to be that fast? You're never going to want to change things that quickly So what you can do here is tell the keyboard to chain certain settings or open certain. Sounds it's things like that and it will do this by voice so I guess that's a bit more convenient. You can also do things like Toronto metronome. Tell it to start recording things like that so I get the purpose for it. It makes sense but at the same time. It just seems so strange that you're going to have a keyboard with a built-in Invoice Assistant. Yeah but I mean. We're only a couple weeks away from CBS. And that's when we see Alexa in everything you could possibly imagine Alexa being so I think this is just a precursor to warm us up for all of the strange home electronics. That will have Alexa in the next among certainly will. I'm sure that this year is going to be another one. That's nothing but CAS with every gadget every assistant except maybe Cortana. Yeah doesn't really no no record. Hana yeah no one's looking for I'd still missing. Oh Hey crunchy. Goodness and chat brought up a great little comment Sam Jackson Imagine this Sam Jackson speaking to you from your keyboard now that this is something I actually feel like we need. That's a selling point. Put that on the box hells. Yeah should come. What the the one dollar Samuel Jackson Voice? Yes greatest crossover anyway. So moving on from silly keyboard We are doing a reader's choice award for the the best smartphone of twenty nineteen. So the editors Andrew Please already picked their favourite fun of the year. which was the pixel three which I wholeheartedly agree with? That's an excellent phone. But we're also doing a reader's choice. So we have a poll in the show notes and in the twitter chatman wherever. You're listening to this that you can vote in and you have until twelve. PM Pacific this Friday to vote. That would be the the twentieth. So we have a phones nominated from Samsung Google oneplus while way Xiaomi and really I'm surprised the galaxy AC- full didn't make it into the list that didn't get enough votes in the The initial round like we. We actually started this off. We asked people in the comments to suggest phones in we. Would I would put like the top ten or so. into the this actual pulp surprisingly galaxy. Full didn't get that many votes but not many people well had the chance to try a two thousand dollar phone. I can kind of understand that. Yeah well at the very least it could be considered most interesting phone of a year. Oh and kill bought also brings up the Moto fold which wit or that's the modo razor right. Yeah been a good one to have to. Let's not even out yet. I don't think that qualifies. Oh good point. I think it's not out. I don't think it's how now I'm I'm sure you're right. It's not out yet but yeah kind of like what Joel Joel says in chat. The folding phones are probably going to be a thing for next year come next year. We'll have to actually take them semi seriously and I'm sorry for my dog in the background. She's getting very upset. cushy years people hallway so it's okay that'll get edited out. It probably won't 'cause you were talking while it's fine it's okay we're all good here. Daisies our special guests. I'm GonNa go let her out real quick all right well on that note because Why why not so? I have to agree. The three a was definitely the phone of the year for us. I think we all agreed and we even had this conversation on the queue in a a couple of weeks ago the three really just set a good bar for almost every phone. It wasn't the best phone in any particular regard for the most part but it didn't have too many compromises and the price was actually very reasonable as long as you live in the US or one of those other countries that didn't get it overpriced iced but Yeah Yeah so Now it's definitely time for people to join in and give their opinions as well so so all. The topics we've talked about today can be found at Andrew police dot com slash podcast. We're live four times a week on twitch dot TV slash Andrew Police and and we'd love to hear your thoughts if you have any. Please send an email to podcasts at entry please dot com on twitter and cody underscore tombs. That's T. O.. M. B. S. Corbin's at Corbin Davenport and our producer. Jules Wang is at point Gills and our theme music is by home. We're excited sided to announce that Nicole Scott will be joining us on Wednesday and in-cabin HD himself Marquez. Brownlee is coming here on Friday. So get hyped take care and have a great..
"nokia" Discussed on SGGQA Podcast â€“ SomeGadgetGuy
"The one plus seven is really a a one plus six t s the one plus seven pro is basically the hardware that oboe has been doing where they've got the pop up selfie camera. So that you can have an all screen device and then the one plus seven pro five G is exactly the same. But with that five G radio enabled, but I really want one plus to keep this simple. I tech alter I don't have this in the show notes, but tech alter checkout. He recently did a video talking about the the Nokia Nokia nine and some of the challenges that Nokia has has had HMD has had in reviving this brand this brand name. I completely agree with his assessment. And one of the things he points to is. They have way too many phones outright. Now. Oneplus is on the pulse. Amazing software updates great performance. Their phones are always screamers for performance. And I think that's because they keep things simple. You're supporting two phones a year with very minor hardware differences. Bumping that up makes me very concerned. Now, maybe this is a solution. So that we don't have a one plus seven in may. And then a one plus seven t in September. If that's the case I'll feel a little bit better that we don't have this split launch. Where there's only a minor sort of spec adjustment. In the second half of the year. I'd be fine with one.
"nokia" Discussed on SGGQA Podcast â€“ SomeGadgetGuy
"These HDR style image processing tricks if you wanted to go green box mode, but there's an expectation that the person who's holding using that camera is looking for something different than just what was a fun snapshot to put on Instagram and they're investing in a camera system to do that. I don't think it's not a a pass. I feel like there is definitely room for improvement here, and hopefully some kind of additional sort of attention paid to the system. Otherwise, it does become just that gimmick of an experiment, but the main focus, and I cannot express this enough every manufacturer makes a claim and every camera system has a different feel. So there is no such thing as a best camera. But the focus of the Nokia is probably going to seem a bit of tooths. You have to care about things like a very edgy. Like, a style of processing from those five camera sensors. That's what it's doing. With light is it's acquiring. It probably is acquiring ten times. The amount of light is similar single camera sensor, but it's not just dumping it. It's really trying to sculpt what light is affecting what piece of your frame based on that depth, mapping information. That's the thing if you don't care about software an artificial blur. And bulky and that type of photographic quality right off the bat. Nokia nine should not be on your list of phones to consider walk away. An end to ticket to help support that you should definitely try out. The Japex file the file that you have linked. Download it loaded up into your Google photos and see the options see the functionalities that you have. Because that's the closest thing you can get actually take an on that phone is to be able to get that image itself. Put it into Google photos and see how it gives you all of the other things that you normally don't even see in a normal. So that's a good example. Make sure you check that out because. Like every phone is now trying some flavor this like some basic level of depth mapping from a pixel this single since they're they're trying to best that they can with the size of a reasonably good job too. But I think for average usage maybe but not both game. Oh, yeah. Because, you know, the reality matter then everybody wants Bocquet now so having okay. Yeah. Cannot Boca about the state that that is mouth in Spanish, bulky. Is Japanese word. Don't say Boca unless you're going to Boca Raton are than you, say Boca. And then you would say Boca. I wanted in my book. This show is going in different. Sorry. I didn't mean to. But that's probably as good a place as any to wrap this up. I'm surreal. Thank you one. From Mary, P knowledge is power. I don't know how powerful knowledge will make you. I was going to say the more, you know. I just got copyright tagged. Just by singing that little bit of it. But, but no, that's that's one of the reasons why I've been a little bit cagey about discussion on the Nokia nine. That's why I haven't rushed try and get a camera review out that such a funky shooter. It needs that that sort of careful nuanced approach and attention, but it is accomplishing something very specific. If what it is accomplishing the specificity of its accomplishments is not in your style of or desire of gadgets. I have no qualms saying walkaway. This is not the phone for you. You can't have the same kind of worth. It not worth it conversations. I hate those kinds of conversations anyway, but anyone who wants me to do like a dozen different comparisons with different phone cameras. You're missing the point of this phone. That's not what this device is trying to accomplish. And I think I think it's worth cutting it a little bit of slack a little bit. Not not giving it a total pass. But cutting it a little slack because it's trying to accomplish something different. But then it has to be judged on the merits of what the manufacturer has claimed. So there will be a lot of conversation and a lot of commentary coming out on the Nokia nine, but I robbing this up I'd like to say thank you for joining..
"nokia" Discussed on SGGQA Podcast â€“ SomeGadgetGuy
"Had a better balance between exposure, accuracy and producing a lively and interesting image. So when we when we look at the Nokia nine the main focus of this experiment. What you are supposed to care about is the combination of rock capture and depth information stapled to every photo. That's what the phone is presenting. That's the claim they're making. That's what's going to change photography more than stacked raw HDR processing for low light photos. That's not to say that the phones shouldn't be able to do that with five cameras. I agree. I think you should be able to have some kind of low light mode that makes sense for that. But this is this is a continuation of the walkway, Leica experiment. And those were some of my favorite cameras. I still love the photo IQ that you get off of mate nines as living. That's probably the best. Look we've seen. From a while way cameras of late even with these crazy super large image sensors, I want that crunchy darker, high contrast edgy, look, I think those photos are more interesting than just everything is colorful, which means nothing is colorful. So when we're looking at this again, I'm not trying to excuse that. But if you're looking at a phone for night-sight, get a nightside AP K or get a phone. I mean, get a phone that supports a nightside a K or get a pixel. There's literally nothing that is trying to mimic the more realistic photo fall off that you get with a true depth sensing image sensor, and giving you different layers of depth fact, and you can try that out on your own phone right now, if you go to some guy dot com, I have a post where you can download the full J peg go to the link. Don't just click on the image that I have in the blog post, but right click on the link download that. And so far, I've tried it on a razor one plus six I think it worked on the v. View twenty it worked on my v thirty if you open that in Google in Google photos, you should be able to see how this is processing depth information better. So I hope at some point we get a pixel camera PK that works on a Nokia nine, but there will be no amount of software that can give you the hardware advantage of that depth sensor on a pixel three like you're going to have to add the hardware to get something like pardon the interruption here, but I need to plug in other podcast. I'm working on with my buddy. Andrew the geek book club is a monthly podcast, which is also an online book club, which should not come. As a surprise given the name of the podcast. We pick a book we read it. And then we talk about it. And you can also join the conversation if you wanna good geeky chat about your favorite geek, literature. Join Andrew Wallace, and I every month on the geek book club available on itunes, Google, play and other fine podcasting services, and it's gonna be a while before we get..
"nokia" Discussed on SGGQA Podcast â€“ SomeGadgetGuy
"The forty one hundred that we get with the simplest. It's almost like you could've gone little bit more than thirty one because he's thirty five. But you could have. But then also, but it's the same thing that I had of if I'm gonna take Samsung at their word, which I don't trust. I really don't. But if I'm gonna take them at their word some of my best experiences with that kind of usage have been on tiny little phones to her. You would think the battery was going to be a problem for the experience exit one contact. I keep coming back to Oh, man. you. All the batteries to small, and you're like, it was the exact same size battery is the smaller pixel two and with allure resolution screen destroyed the pixel two for battery life exactly so if we want something that's going to be a good one thumb and with the better implementation of adjuster base fingerprint sensor, that's what I'm looking at. But I do want to get back to the Nokia nine because that's what people were were sort of asking about here. So I did my own test. I feel like we're going to say I phone I have an iphone tennis against a Nokia nine. We are talking about to radically different kinds of photography, and Votto processing so first of all what we need to completely separate from the equation is the iphone now produces images very similarly to a pixel in auto mode. There is no push button. Get one image out of an iphone, and even when you go to manually disabled like. You have to go into settings go into the camera settings turn on the toggle to allow you to disable auto HDR. All of your shots are still do. You wanna stand for that? No, no, no. It's a just want to make sure that the fetus running on the side. All of those photos are still auto processed through multiple exposures and look like HDR and you can test yourself. You can go out and like the differences between an HD are photo end in auto photo on an iphone are very very minimal every photo is now processed so anyone who's out there saying like, oh, well, my iphone China has has amazing dynamic range. You're looking at HD are processing that's not dynamic range. That's not what the sensors really capable of producing. And we can show you that. So I turned off all the lights last night and darkened everything out in was only eliminated by terrible crappy Sylvania TV where the power button doesn't work..
"nokia" Discussed on Download
"I don't remember around the company that nobody knew how to pronounce but they made bathroom scales with bluetooth and stuff like that well used to be nokia so they smart scale analog rhys raw with the step counter nokia bought them in two thousand sixteen for one hundred seventy million euros turns out nokia has sold it and two hundred employees that come along with it to the former chairman and co founder of the company who plans to relaunch the business again under that brand that we can't pronounce by the end of the year with products focused on health and wellness so i guess welcome back and to nokia i noticed that i don't think i saw what they sold it for but it was almost like yeah we don't we don't want this after all you can have it back so they're going to have it back see my miss that but so maybe those why things we things with things will be back sometime so don't be surprised when you see that brand it might come back but let's talk about topic number three so kimber has written and edited a whole bunch of story for the cutter about keyboards and that got me excited because i like board to hey you gotta type almost all of us use a keyboard and some of us just care about it a lot more cambridge story is about mechanical keyboards on wire cutter their gaming keyboards and there's sort of like keyboards that are for people to actually type words and not just play games so different kinds different priorities i've written about me falling down the keyboard i don't even know what it would be the keyboard rabbit hole let's say.
"nokia" Discussed on TechStuff
"Support for tech stuff comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by quicken loans chances are you're confident when it comes to your work your hobbies and your life rocket mortgage gives you that same level of confidence when it comes to buying a home or refinancing your existing home loan with rocket mortgage you can apply simply understand fully so you can mortgage confidently to get started go to rocketmortgage dot com slash tech stuff equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states in mls consumer access dot org number three zero three zero get in touch with technology with tech stuff from how stuff works dot com hey there in welcome to tech stop i'm your host jonathan strickland i'm an executive producer here at how stuff works not love things tech and today we're going to do a listener request listener marcus wrote in and asked that i do an episode about knock ya i thought it was high time i tackle the subject and here we go because it's pretty cool and by the way there are a lot of different ways of pronouncing this company i've definitely heard no kia a lot more frequently than knock ya and i've heard nokia i've heard lots of different variations it seems that no matter which one i pick i'm wrong i'm just accepting that so i'm gonna go with knock ya knowing that i'm wrong so i've saved you the trouble of writing in you're welcome now before i jump into the story of knock ya i wanna give you guys a little bit of an anecdote my memory is not the best anyone who knows me knows that's an understatement but as.
"nokia" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"So it's constantly monitoring your heart rate so this is a watch from nokia yes so do you know the the lineage on this because it got really confusing when microsoft bought nokia's smartphone business did they then create an i think what happened was they created another company or there was a remainder of the company that then got the nokiabrand back and that must be the company that bought with ings see that is a little too deep for my now is what i do know though as far as lineas of this watch with ings did make an earlier version of this called the winning steel got it and so this is the nokia steel hr adding the heart rate monitor to the back now the winnings steel and also another nokia steel that has a longer battery life than this one but this one with the heart rate monitor will go to twenty five days so do you know how much this one costs yes this one is one hundred eighty dollars this watch this one eighty dollars hundred eighty dollars with everything that we just talked about and also it does like the typical step tracking you know all that kind of stuff just the bear what whatever fit that would do this would do as well i assume it sinks to an app on your phone correct so there's the nokia health app which this will sync with and everything that distracts obviously will get saints back to your phone so including your heart rate so during the day do a workout you can see how your heart rate went up or down some people said like during the super bowl people would see their heart rate spiking depending on where you're located in the country and if it was your team playing or if you really invested in one of these teams it actually would show your your spikes and dips in your heart rate so it's actually very accurate is actually doing.
"nokia" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"Pluses and minuses that we want to talk about and we're going to be jumping in and talking about apples move potentially individual reality okay all that and more coming up this week on geared up so let's jump in i with this fitness tracking that you've got here under what is this so i've been testing out to products from nokia nokia health nokia actually bought a company called with ings you ever heard of the absolutely so within was purchased by nokia and rebranded as nokia health and so the two products here i've been testing out this smartwatch is called the nokia steel hr the hr stands for heart rate i'll let you hold that if you look at it if you look at the face it actually doesn't look like a smartwatch right yeah looks like a standard it's watch it looks like a standard analog watch digital and it's got behind the minute and our hand a couple of different things ones like a dial with one hundred percent on it is that the battery that's the battery and then what does that it's like a a solar green that's a digital screen so if you start pressing the sideway okay you can pull up different stats and you can also get like alerts on your watch as well so it is a smart watch but it's supposed to be minimalist so for people who don't want an actual display screen on their wrist they can have something that looks more like a watch that they can still get notifications and information from so ender i'm seeing the first flaw in the design of this was the first loss on the hour hand right now actually the minute hand is blocking a pretty significant portion of the digital screen is going right up through the middle of it and it's not impossible to read around it but it's really isn't i i don't know i like the idea of having a classic watch that is made to be smart but i don't know about this well the only way you're going to put a screen on an analog watch is at some point during the day there will be the second no matter where you put it the hand is going to write i don't even know obscures too strong of a word we'll be in front of it.
"nokia" Discussed on Download
"And the twenty eighteen edition of the nokia six so they all have android one which is which is android it's just this easier to use a pareddown version of what you get like on the pixel and i think it's great for exactly that use case that fell was talking about like the person who doesn't need a high in phone but who wants all of those spectacular android features them and everything looked let's get on project fund without having to pay up for pixels own is a good uh good addition to the mix yeah and i mentioned nokia too because there were a couple of other brands but i like it there is a spanish brand called bq that showed off two injured one smartphones but i doubt we're gonna see those here the nokia ones though they looked really nice and i have to say hmd global after having taken over nokia they've really done a number on them like just kind of whipping up into shape i i like it at high glaze see anything else we have covered in terms of the phones mobile were congress that you guys think is worse talking about whether you're solar battery thought it was ridiculous this would be a good time last little today is the integrated a fingerprint reader into the veto apex vivo apex concept found so this is in a scream for yes yes that's that's about dummy exciting part it's just that.
"nokia" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"I would say outside of the apple washed nokia israeli where you'd go if you want um health data tracked on in in apple health not not menyoli entered and so if they if they step out of that space it's definitely gonna be a blow for the apple health platform definitely end the person managing nokia strategy here says in the memo rather than only falling in love with our technology we must be honest with ourselves and is writing it's down as learning experience basically for me what it looks like is that they have so so they have phones branded as nokia that are actually made by some other company whose name i escapes me at the moment hmd global or something like this and they're in love with the idea of becoming a business to business licence company basically they they're going to do less consumer products if they're going to have a consumer product it's going to be a basically a licensing exercise kind of play a little way that polaroid is license can exercise these days right right polaroid as a company makes absolutely nothing what they do is they sell the polaroid brand to other people who make things in and put it on their product kodak assists patten troll so well coat kodak is doing that but i'm i'm waiting to watch and see what happens with kodak's cryptocurrency chase you sought they announced that at cs didn't you i nine and and long island iced tea became block shane company too so this they did but they are mining like crazy and actually atari launched their own coin uh last the swings as you pretty stupid in gonna come crashing down so well as clever thinks turner it isn't it isn't right the thing to look for his do these coins actually have any utility at all or is it simply a way to grab cash from people what is the latter well atari is going to use their token as in game currency across their online gaming ovalles what are those again.
"nokia" Discussed on Happy Hour
"Ends of fits the same way it's iowa's an injury but it's still fitbit ecosystem minutes it's quite popular so the thing is if if fitbit takes ownership of what was called y things then i am positive that the healthcare stuff goes away because fitbit has taken the position you know for competitive reasons to not work with healthcare because that gives away their data to other apps you know and and can of loosens up their their clothes platform so you know i i hope it there's there's movement there but and they even included a few things like 10 cook talking about you know we we don't care about the prophet in the healthcare six we think that we can make a difference there and because our our motivations are different than other other players and then there was the whole nokia apple patten disagreement over iphone stuff right that dug up played out last year and then resolved through an exchange of a lot of money and in that you know arrangement in that settlement for the over this lawsuits apparently the health what was it was a area of interest between apple and nokia working together said no can apple are going to collaborate on digital health initiatives for eight yeah and now nokia says we don't want to be in the digital health business anymore so i i do think it's possible that this was one of those things that that that could happen and you know fingers crossed but at the end of the day i don't expect it to happen and i think what likely will happen is that if you rely on withing slashed nokia health products they they change and way that that clear on the isn't good and model for their solutions.
"nokia" Discussed on Download
"Peter without at the end though and you mentioned you both mentioned nokia awad that the the shame of it is that that purchase happened basically at a moment when it was it was clear if it wasn't clear then it was clear almost immediately after at that that it was a horrible mistake and see bomber left and in the end what that purchase did was basically just destroyer destroy the old nokia and yet and nobody got anything out of it other than i guess whoever got paid by microsoft to buy note here but that was about it which is also a shame so so okay the backing up a little bit we are we are here in this world where yeah there's android and there's iowa s i remember talking to i think michael garden fertilizer five years ago about this news like now i think they'll probably be three players in this market in the end that the little shake out to be a little different than the dynamic of the pc market but yet here we are we've got a large market share operating system that's on all sorts of different hardware and then we've got apple home with a smaller market share although the the financial do dynamics of the market are quite different apple apples making a lot of money in this market but we've got so is the is today's mobile market really just i mean is this just how it is is that we you end up with two players or is this market dynamic different from the pc market is android enter it's not windows right i guess that's the big difference is that is that androids a little bit different but it seems like we still come down to something that's awfully familiar for those of us who remember the days of macaranas pc in the '80s '90s.
"nokia" Discussed on Download
"So like the cheap nokia site tested were they function better than like an ally formula low end android phone so like my i do this list of my recommendations over the years so people stop emailing me circumstance luke so the sort of the phone to get if you really don't want to spend any money on the foam was always a nokia the vice again the old nokia this is the key because it was a low in phone you'll the specs one that good i'd but if microsoft knows how to do anything is like no display that i listen you know it was all smooth was like a fatah could i will and low in their blood of phones would cut up basically because the law in kaduna just couldn't on it you should see like like i should show you some of the phones like this that full from like samsung and lg would it basically caused just nothing they just gave it to you if you signed a twoyear contract and it really wasn't the smartphone you the raisman but i but you could mostly just make phone calls and by this on this backs but even bad lescot you know the keyboard of been really function properly so when microsoft came out with the nokia phone some below imb ones especially it was it was amazing like that's that that sort of segment of the microscopic skying the gone away just because the work has progressed so much and move china can run momoh standings than selfemployed fairly well but a liquor through for years ago may be microsoft nokia phones dough and ones were just delivered the best phone for somebody who you just want the together into smartphones you know i was called it the phone so if you just want a a phone would have somebody could could get the like emails and just going to forget about them a mess and all of that stuff.
"nokia" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"And there are you know myths about you know well if you get him in young you know they'll be bram loyal for life in a day they they absolutely will not that might have been i don't even know that was true you know years ago fifty years ago but it definitely is not true today particularly when you're in technology markets were new stuff comes along repeatedly so drew might have been a blackberry lover and then the iphone you know bypassed it you know or you were a a nokia of the you know row lover or yet yeah whatever uh or or a modo you know sell the you know lover you know the things are common hot and heavy and it's only going to be the companies that are able to constantly come up with the value proposition that answers the third question of strategy which is why should you buy from me and not the other guy now that's that that's kind of the last point that i'd like to kinda end on though is we see sort of this acceleration of the technology market where i i think you you were bringing up the classic blackberry days it it was sort of expected that there might be two years between a major shift in a blackberry products raise these things would exist for a little while and prior to that it was a big deal win like a new desktop was released a new ibmcompatible pc that was like a fiveyear years strategy no one ever got fired for buying ibm um now now and now you just have have software upgrades over your wi fi well and and do you feel like that sort of contributing to may be sort of attack fatigue i think we're starting to see the beginnings of that across the consumer consumer a spectrum in general.
"nokia" Discussed on GSMC Technology Podcast
"They're pretty much the same thing of the hardware spec though my apples never been on the high inside the usually make sure everything's baked in for a while before they use it one of the reasons apple doesn't still really have nfc than android phones have it had had it for years matter of fact as a speaker that i tested from a company that six gaping me that actually it has nfc builtin basically turn on nfc but the phone in the speaker boom automatically six it's a great piece of kit and this is also one of the issues i think microsoft is having is there now selling their smartphone business to foxconn for three hundred fifty million dollars and this is after they bought the nokia the nokia brandon nokia stuff and factories from nokia i it just seems like such a poor business decision but it seemed like a big sit down bad decision to begin with expecially after the fact that they don't technically own the name nokia let me from member correctly i think they end up was end up like a long term leasing agreements so somewhere down the pike nokia can actually make phones again under the nokiabrand bran and they're selling everything but there is at selling to a subset of foxconn called f i h mobile for three in fifty minute deal were seethed fourth four ski excuse me four thousand five hundred employees transferred to foxconn subsidary and microsoft counting over the rights use nokiabrand featuring phone software services contracts and other a grievance so this is basically microsoft raising their hands and saying you know i give up were done we we shouldn't have done this this is the same thing hp did with a bubble wes you know accept hp basically wash your hands and made a web os opensource and now you see it on tv's i just son at a tv recent i think it was an lg lg tv the had web lowest three on it so i think that's amazing beside a little bit of a sidebar i don't know i think.
"nokia" Discussed on All About Android
"I feel like i'm still reeling from the guy heard with an old school nokia 33 tan and the like corking space i was i last week so the just you mentioning nokia dinner doodoodoo doodoo you know delude who is that that's an okay thank yeah okay i i haven't heard that in a really long time stored in exactly as far as she a like i just said i don't know if i can get on sale retrain i didn't see a nokia phone but i was in texas this past weekend and i saw a not only one but to uh flip phones like feature phones and right up on slip phones right on a samsung flip phone yeah i want that font yeah right i want to do this this was like the old school like the readjust was the foot phone and the guy just flipped it and talk to somebody and i someone else with one i was like a chair so there was some went open and close you like it was their revile regional fidgets spinner yeah yup hinged was sold worn down by flip phone close it it it would cut a hangs over time those a really bad idea what abas where we talk about nokia by the way we decide grass and talk law because i think a lot of people actually pretty excited for nokia with android coming to the us it's not a high level hiespect device but uh it does have to be your the loss of of the nexus leaves leaves a hole for low to mid tear devices to to fill so there we go.