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What to expect from the media and streaming world at CES 2021
"Wonder woman nine hundred. Four headaches bill max at the same time as theaters on christmas day big change the status quo streaming. We'll hear more about the seismic shift to see us. So let's break down what we expect. Roger chang and this is your daily charge with me to discuss this. Is our media expert johnson. Welcome joan tyrod. So what are you expecting a from this very special very remote and virtual ceus very special. Cs indeed media has always had a big presence at cbs. It's kind of felt like a satellite separate. See us in a way. There'd be this huge confab media. Movers and shakers they all sort of congregate at the area. So it's sep. It's physically separate from from where the show floors are and it felt kind of like its own conference in and of itself. It's grown over the years but of course like everything else would see this year. It's going to be completely different. Virtual and a lot of the reason that people go meet people media marketing go to see us is because it gives you that opportunity at the beginning of the year. Everyone's going to be there. You can have meetings. You can try to broker the deals that you haven't been able didn't weren't able to get to get to blast year you can start strategizing stuff for the next year and so because we're not physically the same place and none of that's going to happen. We are gonna have is still going to have some media executives coming to see talking on panels. There's going to be an attempt at recreating a party. Virtually we'll see how that goes. But the main highlight the big person that's going to be talking is going to be an sarnoff who is essentially the head of warner brothers. Studios and warner brothers is of course the studio that made a lot of people in hollywood go postal for their planned to release all their movies on. Hbo max over this year yeah. Let's let's talk about that one woman. Nineteen eighty four. It was a big coup for consumers who already had. Hbo match what they figured out that they had hbo. Max the able to stream it right away and christmas day but it didn't it. Obviously we talked about this earlier. It definitely annoyed angered a number of folks in hollywood. I'm curious if you think we're going to get any more feedback or any more commentary around that from radio. That's certainly what people are most interested in hearing since wonder woman nineteen four was released this way Basically it was the first sitting of this hybrid the so called hybrid strategy of releasing warner brothers. New movies online and in theaters at the same time for a month. And then those movies come off of. Hbo max and from all indications it the strategy did really really well for wonder woman you know it had sixteen point seven million at the us box office. Its first weekend which is the best that any film has done. Post pandemic in the us by far Of course it's it's a fraction of what would happen in normal times with these are normal times and so that's why that's why it's also it also was on. Hbo maxine hbo's max's traffic. You know we don't have a lot of data to go out about how popular it was. Hbo max has said that viewing hours. The day that one woman nineteen eighty-four was released on max tripled compared to a typical day. The pre the previous month so by all indications this strategies first attempt was successful. What we don't know is whether or not the initial rancour from hollywood insiders about this plan whether that success has placated anger. Or if warner brothers is going to need to make changes to placate some of those hollywood movers and shakers so that it doesn't completely shred it's relationships with big name directors with stars. That are that are disappointed in how things going on. I don't know if they're actually going to talk about that. But that's certainly what people want to know. Yeah there's clearly love anticipation for that. I magic actually. The the media side of us would somewhat benefit from the remote nature of the show because the show is traditionally have been all about big gadgets. Tv's appliances things that you want to physically be at the show for two to touch and to get hands on time with with media a lot of it is is discussing about what's going dentistry showing off trailers stuff that you don't actually physically need to be there for. Do you think that that that aspect of it might i guess. Bolster the media's role in this year now even s every other time see. cs has been a physical event. People that go to the media focused element of they. Don't even go to the show floor. Like i don't know how many times i've talked to people at what zona see space which is kind of the general term for the location in the area where the media focused. The stuff is happening. Anytime i asked him have actually gone to the show floor. I don't think i've ever heard anybody that said. Oh yeah yeah yeah. I checked it out. Sometimes you'll be like. Oh maybe at the end when i there's some time at the end before i fly out. I might go over there and see what's still happening but people in media. Don't go go to to try out physical gadgets and see things in person they go there to see each other in person and so the fact that this is a virtual festival just means that not. As many people have an impetus to participate. Because most of the impetus is to go there and see people and interact with them. Yeah and get get deals.
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"It's often provided a big visual punch at previous <unk>. Shows so how big a role do you expect him to play at cs. Given the fact is all remote and we're covering all this virtually. Yeah i mean. I think it's going to be a challenge. Full companies no matter what the product is that. They're launching this year. And i think that that's going to extend to robots justice. It will extend to anything else however i still think that robots are going to be a really big part of this show and the reason for that i think is the no matter. What a what the context i think. Robots really capture people's imagination. And i for me personally. Often the most exciting part of the show but they are for other people as well and even though it's going to be much harder for them to kind of make an impression in actually show what they can do beyond just seeing a picture of one it's definitely. I think that they're still going to play already. Important part in the this year. So you know you. You've spent a lot of time checking out these robots at prior shows. I'm just curious to get your thoughts on whether or not the loss of that. Wow factor. is there really viewing some of these robots via zoom conference screen or even just pictures of like how impressive is that versus. Actually being there in person at checking out these rowbotham. You know firsthand. I think it's going to make a really big difference. You know i think the the really exciting thing about robots particularly at yes. I know this works for me. Because i'm the. I'm the one who said and i'm kind of interacting with them but i think telling redesigned audience about two as well being able to say. Oh this is what the robot does when. This is how the interaction goes. This is how they might feel they might sound or this is how how they actually come alive. I think it's going to be so much harder to convey that in an exciting. I mean. that's a challenge for us to challenge for the companies that showing off the robots. So hopefully we'll be able to do that but it's definitely probably going to be a bit trickier especially there. There are times. I've had interactions with robots that have been really physically demanding. And i'm sure that that is not going to be the case this year while before we get into cs toil one. What are some examples of robots that you've interact with where the experience was memorable. Also many i think there are some. They've been really fun ones. That was a year. Where there's it's been several years. Now this has been a variable played ping pong with. It's a huge kind of robotic arm. And it's amazing a capabilities and you can actually play on a full size pain table tennis where you can play ping pong with it. I played cards against humanity with pepper. The robot which is a robot that many people might recognize. It's white ball this team. That's made by softbank and it's been around for a few years now but there was kind of funny meetings that they can do with it and in this occasion. That was what. I was doing us playing a game of cards against humanity. Then there were a couple of our favourite ever experiences. There was a robot that created in. Served me pizza and there was also one of my favorite experiences ever which was at meeting a labrador puppy that was so realistic that it when it went to sleep even did gentle snoring and so durable. I wanted to take it home. Why and i do remember last year. Bread bought was the was one of the big talks of the show. Even though really is just like a giant box that made bread the app on the robot label on anything nowadays exacting. Let's talk about the show next week. The what are some of the robots. You're expecting where some of the big trends so perhaps unsurprisingly one of the biggest trends that we're gonna see the share is robots doing things that humans can't do because for safety reasons you know over the past year with covid we've seen that's been a greater need for than ever before for for robots or at technology to kind of step in and do the things that we can't physically because we might be putting ourselves at risk so i think that's gonna we're gonna see that play out in multiple different scenarios for example they're going to be some robots side gonna be there sanitizing things going into places cleaning them up keeping us safe that way they're robots. I can be. Perhaps actually you know about this a going to fukushima and seeing the robot stabber rebel stepping in being able to do jobs perhaps manual jobs that humans also robots helping out at home a bit more. Now that we're in the home
Looking for a phone for the holidays? Here are your best bets
"You're looking for a smartphone for yourself or a loved one this holiday. The choices can get overwhelming. Fortunately we've got some answers. Roger chang and this is your daily charge with me phone expert than law created holiday gift guide funds. Welcome lynn hierachy. I'm happy to be here. So you've a rundown of the best smartphone options out there but before we get into specific suggestions. Any general advice on what we should think about when we're syrian new phone. Yeah every time you know before you buy. New phone is important to think about how you use your last phone. Did you play a lot of games and watch videos if so you probably want a phone with a big screen and a battery a big battery and or did you take a lot of photos and capture a lot of videos than you probably want something with a great camera so you really want to think about how you use your phone and make sure that the phone works for you and your needs instead of just getting the latest greatest. You don't wanna pay for features you don't need features that you may or may not need i talk about five g a lot on this show But senior the expert. I wanted to get your read on this law. Is it something you really need. When considering which funded by there is a premium for five devices. So is it really worth. It is rolling out in more areas throughout this year. But i know like some carriers. I believe t mobile. They offer five g coverage under its unlimited plan anyway. So it's understandable if you're eyeing a five g device and that's your next phone in that situation but i'm not a hundred percent convinced a five g iphone is something you absolutely need this year especially when so many people are working from home anyway and especially if you don't have good five three coverage in your area so you should definitely check that before you make a decision and you know coverage maps from carriers. They don't really tell the whole story so you you wanna make sure you do a lot of research and phones. Five g. phones are getting cheaper and cheaper. So i may hold out just a bit longer gutted. It feels like the most part people are committed to the platforms. They've chosen if you're an iphone user. You're likely buying a new iphone. Twelve financial user. You have more choices. But a- likely to stick with another android phone other instances where you would consider switching. Generally that is true It people do tend to kind of stick with the same ecosystems. But i think it's easier to switch platforms easier more now than now more than ever especially compared to years past I think about some certain situations that would motivate motivate someone switch and i think peripheral accessories are especially good reason of the airpods pro. They do work with android phones to an extent but their functionality and their features work so much better with an iphone and you basically kind of even iphone to use an apple watch for its to its full potential so i could see android user. Who is really attracted to those accessories switch for that. I think for an iphone to android people do want the customization. I know iowa's fourteen gives you more and options but it just doesn't compare to what you can play around with on an android phone. It's a lot more fun if you have the time for it. So let's get into it. Let's talk about specific phones. What are some of your top picks for this holiday season again. It really depends on who you are and what your needs are but for an iphone. I do like the iphone mini because of its size. I have small hands. So it's very attracted to me and like the iphone se because it's a because of its low price and for android phones. The galaxy s twenty f e is really affordable. Pick for the galaxy line. And i liked the oneplus eight because it's premium but it's competitively priced so let's dig into some of those phones the the galaxy s twenty f e which. I know we made fun of alive for the name. Initially fan edition actually ended up being pretty decent About what you get with it and why you know. That's that's a pretty decent deal. Among other phones out there. Well one is that it has five g and it has a great performance. And the although you know. The camera isn't as good as the s. twenty. Ultra the note. Twenty ultra It's a good price. I think it starts about seven hundred dollars and it's so much cheaper than some of the premium galaxy phones out there so it's something if you want that galaxy samsung the samsung galaxy experience. But you don't want to spend way too much. I think that is a good alternative. Also you can look into samsung's galaxy a series lineup phones. Like the eighth fifty one i think is one of the more recent ones those also kind of offer that that software experience a galaxy experience without a premium of a high price so beyond some of these head like his. You know you talked about samsung. Which is a well-known Are there any other handsome. Makers that are a bit more under the radar that offer phones. Maybe deserve a second. Look yeah. I don't. I don't have any official releases or deals specifically that i can say i always think. Motorola is such a great company for mid range affordable phones and throughout the holiday season. There moto phones do get a discounted and there are some carrier promotions to it. I would say keep an eye on those things especially if you don't want to spend a thousand dollars on a phone if you're looking for something it starts like two hundred dollars. An up. motorola makes a really solid aggressively priced phones. That if you don't really need all the premium features so if you just kind of use your phone to make calls the moti. Seven power is a good mid range phone with a big battery so you don't have to charge it and that would be a great pick for someone who's a little bit more straightforward with their needs at. Don't need a lot or grammy. It's black friday today. So i'm sure there are plenty of deals to go around beyond the motorola brand new. You mentioned one plus and that's another company. That is a little bit under the radar. It's not a household name tug a little bit about that in some of the options there. Yeah we're plus is definitely. They started out as an android enthusiasts brand. They've branched out in there a little bit more popular. Now you're right. They're not as popular will known as google and samsung. Their current flagship line is the eight. It's oneplus eight pro. Act it's a lot of phones year. They released like four And so that's kind of their higher end line. They just released their oneplus. Nord en ten. Five g That will be available in north america at a later date and that has five g And it's about. I think it's going to be about four hundred dollars. Give or take so that is something that you know. They've consistently released premium phones with great hardware at affordable pricing used to be more affordable from years past. Not so much anymore but it still. You know hundreds of dollars cheaper than samsung galaxy funds beyond one plus and samsung another company that surprisingly flies under the radar is google right. It's it's a big name company but the pixel phones. Have not exactly been blockbuster devices. I believe one of the pixel phone is on your list. You talk about which phone that google makes people should be looking at. Yeah so. I think you're talking about pick so four eight five g. I've consistently recommended that phone since its release i like it. Because it is more affordable than the five the pixel five which is its main flagship. But you get a lot of the same features it still has. It has the same camera as a five. So it has great. Low like Low light photos and it has a soffer support from google. And it's also has five g which is what differentiates it from the pig soul for a that was Also released so that would be all the pixel phones that were released this year. I do like the four eighty five g the most just because it's cheaper than the five but has many of the same features so most of those flagship phones we're talking about the pixel five twelve. They're they're eight hundred dollars closer to one thousand dollars. If you're looking to spend that much like you. Does anyone actually need to spend a thousand dollars on a new phone. I mean you can definitely spend that much if you want you know phones. That cost that much are usually faster. They have longer less batteries and have great cameras. But i feel like this year compared to last compared to yours past. We've seen so many great phones that are priced below thousand dollars. You could find something great for four hundred dollars to six hundred dollars. I do think. Fund companies were reactive to the spending behavior of twenty twenty and how people for being a little bit more cost conscious and they and they Reacted to that. With a appropriately priced phones. That have been way more aggressive but still have premium teachers. And what if you're shopping for kids or parents amid this may be the same line of conversation. But you know for for folks who don't necessarily need all those layers in bells and whistles of. Are there any other phones that you suggest for them. That may be even a step down from some of the ones you talked about earlier definitely as it again. A motorola makes a lot of inexpensive phone so i would look towards their e line of funds the moto e six i believe is you know starts at one hundred dollars and that's something that you can get unlocked By the way if you are giving phone as a gift. I do recommend buying an unlocked. Phone it's probably the quickest and easiest way to go about it since you just have to swap existing some card and you're ready to go so that would kind of with that line of phones. The moti line would definitely be something. I would look out for this. Holiday season is a phone. Even a gift anymore is that is that too personal of a device for you to go out and actually get for someone. I sure why not. I totally don't disagree with receiving a phone as a gift. I think it's perfectly as long as you go about it the right way. Make sure that's what they're it matches the needs that they want and And you look very closely at all the fine print in terms of carrier contracts and stuff like that. I think it would be a great gift.
The fight over gig worker status is going national
"Buber lift scored a big victory in california with proposition. Twenty two which shared that its drivers will remain classified as independent contractors taking the national. But is that a good thing. Roger chang and this is your daily charge as derek carr. Who covers the gig. Economy copies for cnn has been all over the story for the last year welcomed their hi. How's it going good. Well thanks for joining us so to properly set the scene for a listeners. Because everyone is date on california politics. Give us a quick refresher of what Twenty two is and what is going to do. Now that it's become law in california right so prop twenty. Two is a ballot measure that was authored and sponsored by five gig. Economy companies uber left. Door dash instacart postmates and it was a response to a law that california passed a year ago that would essentially make gig workers employees and so rather than comply with that law. The companies put forward the notion basically sidesteps that law would do uber lift and these other gay copies say is their argument for why they should be exempt from that earlier. California law. yeah. There's a bunch of reasons that they give One of them is that they can apply to them that their technology companies the on. They're not massive employers. A another one is they say their drivers in the gig. Workers don't wanna be employees so they're advocating on behalf of those people Another reason is that this making their drivers. Employees could really adversely affect the company's financial prospects. Which currently aren't good. Doordash uber lift aren't profitable and instacart has shown some profitability. But it's it's minimal you. What are the drivers. Say about this. You know it's all over the map and it's actually. It's pretty hard to get a clear answer. There hasn't been any Widespread unbiased polling of drivers so most of the surveys polls that we get had been funded by the companies and those that are independent. Don't tend to be scientifically based like they don't have the the methodology that you need a scientific poll. So you know. The driver's that wanted to be employees are very vocal. They're the ones who helped get the california law passed. They hold protests they have all sorts of networks on social media and a a strong presence on twitter and they really the driving force behind the the california law but uber left. Were very savvy in their messaging during the campaign put out all sorts of paid for studies and advertising by divers saying that they really don't wanna be pleased so as a common person. It's really hard to get a gauge. On what the answer is to that question. Yeah i've got a lot of friends and family who who live in california from there to talk to them about it just to get the pulse and most of them ended up voting for up to a lot of it was because they thought that was the that was the decision to make when you want to support drivers so the messaging alice clear. The these companies spent a fortune on the messaging for this effective because folk clearly thought they were helping drivers out when they were voting for To let's talk about your story. And the fact that even before the elections last november months before these companies were gearing up for a campaign to basically take this national. What what did you find right so this this kind of flew under the radar for quite a while because so much. Attention has been focused on california and california's kind of been seen as the template are like bellwether. What will happen nationwide. It's the fifth biggest economy in the world. You know what happens here can lay the groundwork for what happens the rest of the us but the companies were already thinking ahead Whether they win in california are not and had started to lay groundwork in other states. They are speaking with lawmakers and governors in various states. The companies won't Specify which states are working with but there's indications that they may be in talks with new york and maybe an illinois so it's Done a bunch of work along that front They've been emailing drivers in various states asking them to support their campaign. They have written white papers. They've done national polls to see what people think about keeping divers classified as independent contractors and then they kind of came public with this in march when the uber ceo wrote a letter to president. Donald trump laying out This plan for what she calls the third way it yet chuckled about the third way. Whigs xactly is this. Yes so the third way the way the companies say spin. It is that you know. Our labor laws are over one hundred years old. And there's it's time for an upgrade and this it's a classification of worker that is neither independent contractor nor employees so it's kind of a mix of the two It's those workers that just wanna work. Maybe one or two hours a week and not have to speak to a boss. But they shouldn't they won't get the same types of benefits. Employees have like healthcare sick leave. -cation time minimum wage guarantees all of that so essentially what was on twitter. The right yeah route. Twenty two is is one hundred percent this third way and what prop twenty two offers is it offers a an earnings guarantee that the company say is twenty one dollars per hour but a lot of economists thank after expenses are taken out and if the the amount of time drivers are working is really crunched that they're not going to be making minimum wage. So there's still a lot of discourse around us whether it's going to be good for drivers going national. It's obviously a much bigger deal than just doing this. Focusing on one. St in california they spent Ross or two hundred million dollars on five hundred five million dollars on pro-trade to go national. It's a much bigger deal. Tuggle that about the incoming president elect joe biden and vice president-elect come harris what their positions were appropriate to in just how much Sep of this take will be with incoming white house administration herber and left. The trump white house was very favorable to their position. The department of labor seemed to be heading in the way of saying gig. Workers should be cost-wise independent contractors and the biden win really throws that in a tailspin both biden and harris came out against prop twenty two. They said it on twitter. They urged voters to vote. No on prop twenty two saying decimated workers rights and they have released their plan for workers on their website called empower workers that has a whole section around gig workers and saying that they're being mis classified as independent contractors. So you know depending on how things go. The federal government could place a damper on uber lifts. Plance it's interesting. That harris take that steph. When she's from the valley she's i know she's you wrote about how comfortable she's got in terms of the relationships with silicon valley companies is that is that a surprise that just because democrat. That's democrats role with these In this position you know. I can't i can't speak for her. But this definitely workers rights has been a f- campaign point that bernie sanders and elizabeth. Warren have ran on ams. I think progressives were really hoping harris would and biden take that same torch and they definitely have and it is with harris particularly interesting because her brother in law who worked under the obama administration the head lawyer for uber and has been the kind of voice piece for keeping gig workers classified as independent contractors. And there's there's more That he will be getting a position in the biden harris white house. So you know things things could really be up in the air It's it's going to be really interesting to see how things play out over. The next few months desperately in federal route doesn't go their way. You've already started that. They're talking about other states. Do you think that the go state by state or is that zone strategy that spread themselves too thin. Yeah the experts. I spoke to kind of All over the map on that they the state by state. Now there's fifty states that's a lotta work. They had two hundred million into the california campaign. I mean theoretically not every state is gonna be as difficult as california highly progressive state. That's like berry union strong but other people say you know the state by state way is the only way they're really going to be able to get a handle on this
Nintendos Game & Watch Super Mario is a massive hit of nostalgia
"While the buzzes around the next gen consoles launch. This week i want to talk about handheld those popular in the eighties. It's making a comeback game and watch super. Mario brothers roger chang and this is your daily charge with me is gaming expert and amateur or semi professional magician scottsd- on welcome scott totally amateur so I grew up with a few these game and watch handhelds but for some of our perhaps younger listeners. Explain what these things are. Yes game and watch came before the game boy. This was this was an intended. I four and a hand held games and they were these black and white. Lcd things that only played one game per device and they beeped. They had these static kind of like animation screens. That would just do only so many preset animations. And i love the heck out of these things when i am old so when i was in camp in the eighties. That was my handheld game. So i had a whole bunch of these that i would play and they get me through my summers. Yeah i remember my parents picking up a couple from one ethnic around hong kong like being a kid. I didn't really want to go out and see if they wanted to like. Read a book or play. Play this And i remember one where. I think i was catching bombs going back and forth Remember yeah there were pre rendered images and basically like as you've moved the control pad who would switch one image where you're like cashing bomb left catching the right. It was just. It was super simplistic. But i spent hours playing these things now. Nintendo is coming back. it's the same sort of hardware. It looks the same but obviously plays a little bit differently. Tell me a bit about the new game and watch the providers yes. I'm a total game in watching urge. All say nintendo's revisited game and watching the past with these little versions of those games on the d. s. in three d. s. And i have a compilation. On the game boy micro that i still play. Which is a toll throwback. I lead into that because if you've been following game and watch that's not what the this new one is. It does have one game and watch game called ball which was the first game and watch game. It's just as juggling character catching balls. It's pretty simple but the rest of it. They they put the whole super. Mario brothers and super-party brothers the laws levels on this little hand-held which are like the complete games with a color screen That you played a million times So that's really cool but that's not like the game and watch as we remember it. It's a whole new idea. And yeah so how how Beyond that is it. Just the the first game really like what. What exactly are you getting in this game. And watch him multiple. You mentioned those two games as anything else though. That's it you're getting getting mario brothers. Mario brothers the loss levels which is like japan japanese marbles to. That's been in compilations and you get those on the nintendo switch online service and this ball game and then that's it plus like this watch mode which is the time like these. These things always used to tell time but if you press that you get to see the animated time and you can just watch. Mario jump this time. It's cute but it's like just a total collector's item. Like you don't need that. It's like it's just and that's the entire package and you turn it on and you play it and it does that in. That's that's game and watch an h- how much would go for these fifty dollars so that's not cheap. How that is that is not cheap. That's a lot more than what we spent for these things. You could argue that. They're giving you a little bit more but it's not that much more now but it set up to be a total collector's item in nintendo has been doing this year and they're dipping their toes more into this with limited edition game a lot of people. Compare it to disney's vault. You know where they kind of released often put it away. The supermarket three classics is limited time game supermarket. Thirty five on the switch can only be played through march. This is apparently only being sold through march and the classic was was kind of a limited time thing too even though it hung around for a while. So that's the preface that this is a total collector's item thing. You don't need it. I do irrationally love it. But that's because i love game at If you're a game and watch nerd. This is the first game in watch. They've made in a long time. But it just made me wish. They had made this a real game in watch museum rather than it's like a document. Retro is what i said in the article you know like it. They stuck another richer experience into the richer experience that that wasn't originally part of it right so it wasn't it's not really an authentic retro experience. Just like it's but it's multiple retro experiences both physically in the actual game but they're just different so there's a bit of a contrast there there is although of course as a kid in the eighties. I would have killed the have this. This would have been an absolute miracle too because all those game and watch games. Were trying to make the games you played at the arcade like donkey kong but the versions they had were all like blimpy and like not the thing you go okay. It's like it's like the tiger electronics games. Like you know all those little. Lcd games were trying to make you think of the better experience. So the full. Super mario brothers on a little thing i would of loved but we also can get a lot more now. So that's cool i. It's just. It's a different concept. I will say that the feel of it like the red rubber buttons on this game and watch are totally the red rubber buttons that were on those game and watches way back like the feel of. It reminds me a of that little childhood device. That's important that idea of getting the feel of these things afford that nostalgia work but once to stall war off or maybe it's still going on for you but in terms of expensive you can take this stall out of the equation. Like what are you left with your left with a little thing. That please mario brothers. And you know these things already like saying like these things exist like you can play pacman or tetris. Or you know you. Stores are full of these little mini arcade devices. That you can you can get and so. This is not new. Sega has one but the game year. That's is in japan. The super tiny game gears that that play games In their all absurd. So what you do get is at least the way it feels and controls is really comfortable like it's actually a really nice little experience. Playing mario brothers for what it's worth like. It's not some of these. You never wanna play the game on that little tiny thing but i appreciate the ergonomics of it. And it's kind of like a little stress reliever but you know for fifty dollars. That's a lot. If it was twenty bucks you might say like okay. Totally i would. I would just get one. Keep on my desk. I think this is one of those things that for intended fan clearly and that's what nintendo is increasingly leaning into is dot for the nintendo fan. And i think that's exactly what this symbolizes in a year. Where nintendo doesn't have a new console. Yes good point via. This is part of their big mario. Thirty fifth anniversary right. Yeah it is and and so. They've been making a big deal that also like this year. We don't know what nintendo would have had in this calendar year. I don't think there would have been a new switch. Even even if there hadn't been krona virus in the beginning of the year intendo had had said that. But it like going back to new console thing when we have so many people excited about the playstation five and xbox series x and nintendo made a tremendous success story with animal crossing. There's kind of like a. What's the next chapter. Nintendo doesn't have it yet so there's a little bit of despite the incredible success selling the switch like their sales numbers. Keep keep being really high. It they're kind of treading water to like what's the next thing after that. They don't need have next thing but we're expecting. They might have new switch like a pro version next year. It at the four year mark. It seems like that would be kind of overdue and then the the scanwatch is more of a one often think this is something. That nintendo nintendo Tater released like a line of these retro. Fifty dollar handhelds. I think it would be a total intendo. Move and a shrewd wine. The like do a bunch of them because you know collector shoes. I think a lot of people kinda see the stuff in that territory where you have these things and much like the original game and watch. That's what they were like. Where they had different versions. That came out over the years. And maybe you got the one that had pinball maybe oil panic maybe you had some other special version and then if you missed the first one may be the next one i mean. It seems totally nintendo that they would make zelda would make metro wine and they would just keep going down the line but intendo also drops the ball on doing the next step that you think they would do on some things to put this thing on next and they don't so they're very hard to read with this stuff. I would expect that but I think i think they're also just testing the waters with like even put put the mario kart in that territory. While the that mario kart live home circuit is a very cool camera-equipped a are racing car. Another kind of collector's item. Thing nintendo done this for many years to be clear. But i think that they are really pushing into that now with the whole collectibles landscape
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"Twelve and twelve pro are already out but by the end of the week. Twelve mini and twelve pro. Max beheading into consumer's hands. We've already got them. I'm roger chang and this is your daily charge with me is mobile. maven patrick. Harlan spent a decent chunk of time with both the mini max. Welcome patrick i'm a maven. I don't even really know. Understand what that means. But i'm gonna run promoted at work or something you just. There's a lot more respect for you. Patrick you get a lot of respect here. So so let's let's take these phones one time and i'd like to start with the Mini is that to me. Is the more intriguing of the bunch of the industry has spent years pushing the idea. That bigger is better. You always have to get the bigger phone best features and while it's still kinda case here. This iphone twelve mini offers a smaller phone with minimal compromises so ultimately. What were your thoughts on the mini. Well i should start off by saying that This whole episode should be called size because when you get into the size of things. It's a very personal thing for everybody in. Everyone has a very strong opinion about size. And we talk about a small phone There i will kill myself this group there are people like me who just we just want a small phone from apple and You might remember years ago. There was like the iphone. Five and five asan se And that was kind of the gold standard for a lot of us for the size of his fung. Now i don't know maybe five or six years ago a phone with a five point. Five inch screen would consider be considered a large but now How mcginnis what was the the Pro last year was a five point..
A radically different Prime Day: Heres what to expect
"Prime Day is this week the fact of the coronavirus it's happening far later in the year right ahead of black Friday. So what are we expecting? I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge with me is retail expert and daily charge regular Fox ribbon welcome Ben. Prime Day is hitting tomorrow. What are you expecting? So many deals so many deals in so many saves. What like just alive. I know I know I'm sounding sarcastic but it is true. This is basically the unofficial kickoff to the holiday selling season not just for Amazon but Amazon has basically figured out a way to dictate to every other retailer when to start their deals for the holidays. So what will be very interesting is to see. How much the steals away from Black Friday and cyber Monday because it could actually be pretty notable this year unlike in previous years where Prime Day was July was kind of its own thing, right? That's a really good point and. One cares about in terms of were stretching out the holiday shopping season longer than ever I feel like it's it's starting even sooner now, and as you said, it's sort of the prime day unofficially kicks off the holiday shopping season. With. Black Friday at the end of next month and Prime Day Nalic. Is there a risk of retail overload people just being inundated sales like how long can this keep up? No, they're absolutely could be a situation with retail overload. and. That's why I'm sure a lot of retailers are front loading some of their best black Friday deals around Prime Day. We've already seen it with best buy Walmart target. They're all announcing you know these delays and you know the big save and all that other nonsense but that's that's because. the economy is lousy unemployment is way up and there's no stimulus. If there was a stimulus there, there was a general impression in the retail world from analysts that I talked to that Amazon was in essence trying to hold its breath long enough for another stimulus to come through because when the last one came through, there was a huge surge in consumer spending for all sorts of things work from home gear entertainment. People are renovating their houses, all sorts of stuff, and you know had DC gotten its act together. This could have been very well timed for that where all the retailers we're going to get a nice big benefit. So Black Friday might be saved by the potential of a stimulus happening around November to late November. But as we know that is not guaranteed. We've been holding our breath and waiting for another stimulus Watson's May. So, that could mean that black Friday will definitely have plenty of deals bud a lot of consumers because of the economic situation that we're in. They're not gonNa have as much of what what's the word like as much ammunition because they've already been ex they've already exhausted their budgets around Prime Day. So they're just not gonNA have as much money to spend around black Friday cyber Monday. So in that respect in terms of. I guess being a smart buyer and trying to get the best deals is it's Margaret by early or would it be smarter to wait? Till you know everyone else's sort of exhausted from the buying scoop in those last minute deals. Okay. So I don't want like come off as being like you know by by by whatever guide like I frankly don't care if you buy holiday gifts or not. That's not really my job here. However, if you are buying stuff for the holidays, if you do have things that you wanNA, buy every single indication. Points to buying early, and there are a number of reasons for that. One of them is there have been massive supply chain constraints throughout the year because of Corona virus, any high demand items which include work from home stuff electrtonics anything that you think your neighbor might wind everybody else wants to, and that could run out a lot faster this holiday season. So that's a reason to buy early another reason by. Early. Is Because of delivery times. So delivery shipments, everybody's buying online a lot more deliveries or bottle necking. I don't need to remind people that there's also a lot more ballots by mail. That's GONNA put in additional strain on the US Postal Service. So that's another very, very good reason a by early. So do I care whether you buy on Prime Day or not? No absolutely not I don't care if. You got a toaster bite if you WANNA toaster, you should buy it around Prime Day. So hopefully, I conveyed that well enough because I'm not I'm not trying to get you to buy anything by if that is very clear and direct advice related to if you want to buy something and you have the money to it, that's that's great and thank you. You've successfully convinced me to not by test or now. So, beyond the beyond the timing, which is obviously very different primed is usually in the middle summer. What else can we expect that that's going to be different about this prime day? So the thing that I find most interesting or useful related to this is kind of like the social awareness element that Amos on is embedding into Prime Day. So this has been a really difficult year. Everybody's working from home, they're doing remote learning and so there. It's not like super upfront as far as like they're they're China plaster, their website with black lives matter banners, which which they did by the way earlier this year. But they are doing a couple of special deals like for instance, if you spend ten dollars on small businesses. That are that are on its website. Amazon will then give you like Amazon pays for it a ten dollar gift certificate that you can spend on prime day. So that's a really obvious way to benefit small businesses. There are also really promoting their charitable feature, which is called Amazon smile. So I, these are these are you know little ways but still very useful ways for them to use primed as a platform to. Actually benefit smaller businesses charities a lot of places that have been hurting during coronavirus and do it in such a way that like you know we're still we're still celebrating this big sale. So we're not trying to like remind you of how awful things are but also be aware that like, Hey, if you if you do spend like there could actually be like a social benefit related to it as well. Judge. And for Amazon like how big of deal is prime day going to be it's This going to be like previous ones will the coronavirus have an impact either positive or negative? What what are we looking at? This will definitely be I can't say definitely because I don't have a crystal ball, but this is expected to be the biggest prime day yet, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that just you know people are buying online a lot more this year in general My expectation is is that this is actually going to be a bigger deal for traditional retailers in small businesses. Amazon has been selling like crazy all year. Regardless they're gonNA do really well on prime day to they're going to do really well on black Friday and cyber Monday. By kind of halo effect that black that Prime Day is going to create I, think is going to help a lot of these other retailers that have been in more of a bind in more difficulty this year. So in that regard, the way to go prime day you know you're you're helping more retailers go into bankruptcy protection even though they've traditionally driven a bunch of them into bankruptcy protection there helping them stave off bankruptcy protection got it, and like looking at them from the consumer perspective, what are they? They really in the mood to spend spence ban and go crazy with shopping this holiday season yeah absolutely I think people you know they would like the distraction number one. Of something that's not constantly reminding them of the Corona virus and the election which is exhausting both of those are exhausting and They need stuff Amazon in their advertising about this really focuses more on the practicality of prime day like stuff that you need around your house like home entertainment stuff work from home stuff they're trying to emphasize that a little bit more, and if you could get a deal on that and you could use it and it makes your life a little bit easier then great that's fantastic and get a deal on it. So yeah, I think. Consumers will definitely be into it, and if they can front load some of their holiday spending and get get some savings on stuff that he's going to go out of stock earlier than than more power to you. So yeah, I definitely expect consumers to show up in a big way for prime day this year
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"Invites apples event next. Tuesday are out and all the confirmed the debut, the next iphone. So what are we expecting? Roger Chang, and this is your daily charge with me is our apple expert ensure welcome in. Hello. So jumped the gun a bit last time when the invites came out and we talked a bit about the iphone and turned out no iphones at all this September event, which is highly unusual first time ever that they as timber event without an iphone but second time around it's gotTa be iphone twelve right I mean if. They're going to have a lot of trouble I remember a long time ago. There was talk about how there's expectations around various events and I didn't know this but there's actually a fiduciary duty apple and companies have when rumors get out of control on a product and people say it's imminently coming and it's not gonNA come. It's almost like they have to dispel the rumor just to make sure that they're okay with finance and all that because people might be buying the stock at a crazy rate based on that one rumor and if they make an announcement but don't acknowledge it, they can't. So it's actually kind of i. have a really strong feeling bottom line that's an iphone. This time Brian so I mean we ran through the last time. But let's talk about what we're expecting from the IPHONE twelve for one, there's there's multiple models..
Apple's iPhone 12 event is finally here (for real this time)
"Invites apples event next. Tuesday are out and all the confirmed the debut, the next iphone. So what are we expecting? Roger Chang, and this is your daily charge with me is our apple expert ensure welcome in. Hello. So jumped the gun a bit last time when the invites came out and we talked a bit about the iphone and turned out no iphones at all this September event, which is highly unusual first time ever that they as timber event without an iphone but second time around it's gotTa be iphone twelve right I mean if. They're going to have a lot of trouble I remember a long time ago. There was talk about how there's expectations around various events and I didn't know this but there's actually a fiduciary duty apple and companies have when rumors get out of control on a product and people say it's imminently coming and it's not gonNA come. It's almost like they have to dispel the rumor just to make sure that they're okay with finance and all that because people might be buying the stock at a crazy rate based on that one rumor and if they make an announcement but don't acknowledge it, they can't. So it's actually kind of i. have a really strong feeling bottom line that's an iphone. This time Brian so I mean we ran through the last time. But let's talk about what we're expecting from the IPHONE twelve for one, there's there's multiple models. There's a whole bunch of new bells and whistles, but let's let's get into it. What what are you expecting with this new family phones? This new family of iphones is going to be very similar in terms of the lineup to what we're used to. Right. There's going to be kind of an entry point one, which will be somewhere around seven hundred dollars or whatever it will be. Then they'll be the normal one which is around a thousand dollars and then the step up, which is the largest one for eleven hundred. What's going to be interesting is that there are rumors of a fourth iphone, a quote unquote mini, which for those of you remember the ipod mini that actually supercharged the ipod though I don't know what supercharging an iphone even looks like at this point, but it could draw even more demand and offer something between the iphone se. Whatever this new iphone is. But in terms of design, it's expected to look a lot like the IPAD pros. So think box here now scurvy and that's supposed to have a new chip. No surprise it'll be faster. I'm sure will change the world somehow, and then it's the big thing otherwise is five G.. That extra G is going to give us a lot faster surfing in hopefully really make a compelling argument for why people need to buy this thing. Yeah. That'll be the interesting one is the the idea that Five G. I mean there's been a lot of hype obviously talked about it a lot on this podcast of, but as I looked at it and look practically and I've asked you know some of the carriers about this, like what is the main benefit of five G. When we're all stuck at home? There isn't really a great answer. It's more like well, you know you really want it what you do go back. Out there and so it'll be interesting to see how apple frames the the benefits and the need for five. Because right now, fascists when you're on the go, you know better responsiveness when you're on the go allowed that we're not we're not on the go right
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"Google unveiled a trio of new products at its event yesterday in Chrome cast the Nest Audio Smart Speaker, , and the Pixel five and Pixel four five smartphones. . What do we think about them? ? I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge with me is Google beat reporter rich never welcome rich anything's happening. . So let's start off with the headliner of the bunch that's Pixel five. . What did Google veil in? ? How is this flagship phone your different from years past? ? So this is the pixel five. . It's their premium phone for the year it's different because it's let's thing. . It's it's not that different. . It's actually kind of scaled back. . From last year. . So it's it's different. . It's new, , but it's missing a few things that the pixel four had a support add visual recognition and it had. . Radar <hes> gesture controls <hes> kinda skilled at Baxter. . This year the big thing is that it's cheaper it's hundred dollars cheaper than than was last year it's seven hundred dollars. . Last year's was eight hundred dollars. . So that's that's the main the main difference. . Yeah I was watching the presentation, , the the Pixel five feel little ho-humday me. . There were no cruising features and really the the one addition to the the camera which has always been a strong suit was wide lens and and that's something you know apple had last year. . I get one hundred dollars cheaper but you know this is supposed to be the premium device that supposed to setting example for what you know the best of an android experience can be. . What did you think of the fact that they scaled down what what Google say about that I mean are you new software tricks like there's a there's a new thing called hold for me which she'll like if you're on, , you're on the phone with the business and put on hold it'll prompt you to to get back on the phone to MT <unk> music and there's like nightside site. . Married does those are some some new tricks but mostly yet it did feel scaled back google. . Answered that question with reporters after the show. . <hes> the they basically said that they wanted to be more more affordable and you know these things like the radar chip. . <hes> those are expensive in terms of rnd in terms of components, , and they wanted to make successful especially in pandemic although they could never have predicted the same but they said that they they saw the economy turning they wanted to go where the consumers we're going to be this year. . Yeah. It's . interesting that the really the biggest innovation quote unquote is the fact that it's one hundred dollars cheaper. . And you know we've we've hit other companies over the head about putting out products that are overly expensive at this time. So . I do give Google credit for that <hes>. . It seems a lot like they're taking some inspiration from there are lower in line to a line of Pixel phones and they launched a new one, , the Pixel for a five G. Talk of that. . Yeah. That . one is actually really interesting. . I think. . Google has been pretty straightforward about its its struggle in the premium market. . Their executives had been. . said. . Years ago that this is this is really hard for them. . They've shied actually in the mid tier market, , the three as sold really. . Well, they , stay already said that the <hes> forays selling well, , the foreign with five G. will be really interesting because it's a five G. phone that is <hes> five hundred dollars and a really good value for that kind of next collectively and cheaper than a lot of the five G. phones I've seen already being introduced. . Yeah and just tweet, , Clinton the difference, , the Pixel five starts at how much pixel five as seven hundred dollars the <unk> four, , eight, , five G. is five hundred dollars and the pixel foray without by using entered fifty dollars. . Got It. . So those you know those those phones are significantly less expensive. . In our colleague short actually makes the argument in a story today that the forty five G. might actually be the better bet since does have the same camera Tek as the five, , right? ? Yeah. . Yeah. . I'm Dr I think that really. . Interesting <hes> Product Watch, , and see how it how it tells. . Yeah. . It's interesting to note that the phone is not available for preorder. . Yet I, , think there's a wait list. . ECHO comes out a little bit later than the Pixel five but I imagine that a lot of folks who'd be interested in that phone. .
Pixel 5, new Chromecast and Nest Audio: Breaking down the Google event
"Google unveiled a trio of new products at its event yesterday in Chrome cast the Nest Audio Smart Speaker, and the Pixel five and Pixel four five smartphones. What do we think about them? I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge with me is Google beat reporter rich never welcome rich anything's happening. So let's start off with the headliner of the bunch that's Pixel five. What did Google veil in? How is this flagship phone your different from years past? So this is the pixel five. It's their premium phone for the year it's different because it's let's thing. It's it's not that different. It's actually kind of scaled back. From last year. So it's it's different. It's new, but it's missing a few things that the pixel four had a support add visual recognition and it had. Radar gesture controls kinda skilled at Baxter. This year the big thing is that it's cheaper it's hundred dollars cheaper than than was last year it's seven hundred dollars. Last year's was eight hundred dollars. So that's that's the main the main difference. Yeah I was watching the presentation, the the Pixel five feel little ho-humday me. There were no cruising features and really the the one addition to the the camera which has always been a strong suit was wide lens and and that's something you know apple had last year. I get one hundred dollars cheaper but you know this is supposed to be the premium device that supposed to setting example for what you know the best of an android experience can be. What did you think of the fact that they scaled down what what Google say about that I mean are you new software tricks like there's a there's a new thing called hold for me which she'll like if you're on, you're on the phone with the business and put on hold it'll prompt you to to get back on the phone to MT music and there's like nightside site. Married does those are some some new tricks but mostly yet it did feel scaled back google. Answered that question with reporters after the show. the they basically said that they wanted to be more more affordable and you know these things like the radar chip. those are expensive in terms of rnd in terms of components, and they wanted to make successful especially in pandemic although they could never have predicted the same but they said that they they saw the economy turning they wanted to go where the consumers we're going to be this year. Yeah. It's interesting that the really the biggest innovation quote unquote is the fact that it's one hundred dollars cheaper. And you know we've we've hit other companies over the head about putting out products that are overly expensive at this time. So I do give Google credit for that It seems a lot like they're taking some inspiration from there are lower in line to a line of Pixel phones and they launched a new one, the Pixel for a five G. Talk of that. Yeah. That one is actually really interesting. I think. Google has been pretty straightforward about its its struggle in the premium market. Their executives had been. said. Years ago that this is this is really hard for them. They've shied actually in the mid tier market, the three as sold really. Well, they stay already said that the forays selling well, the foreign with five G. will be really interesting because it's a five G. phone that is five hundred dollars and a really good value for that kind of next collectively and cheaper than a lot of the five G. phones I've seen already being introduced. Yeah and just tweet, Clinton the difference, the Pixel five starts at how much pixel five as seven hundred dollars the four, eight, five G. is five hundred dollars and the pixel foray without by using entered fifty dollars. Got It. So those you know those those phones are significantly less expensive. In our colleague short actually makes the argument in a story today that the forty five G. might actually be the better bet since does have the same camera Tek as the five, right? Yeah. Yeah. I'm Dr I think that really. Interesting Product Watch, and see how it how it tells. Yeah. It's interesting to note that the phone is not available for preorder. Yet I, think there's a wait list. ECHO comes out a little bit later than the Pixel five but I imagine that a lot of folks who'd be interested in that phone.
8th-Generation iPad: First Impressions
"The eighth generation IPAD may not be the sexiest new tablet on the block with the starring price of three, hundred, twenty, nine dollars. It might be the one you're most likely to buy. So Is it worth? I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge with me is our IPAD expert Scott Stein welcome Scott. So Scott we had you on right after that September apple than to show your impressions of all the announcements and the eighth Jan. ipad was not the most exciting product mentioned. You know we spent a little time talking about it but. You spent a few weeks with it. Has, your. Opinion Changed, are you what are you feeling about it now I think it's fine. I think it is not surprising IPAD. This is an IPAD that reminds me of last year's ipads because it practically is last year's ipads the the IPAD air twenty nineteen and the IPAD mini in two thousand nineteen had the same chip the IPAD air in this at the same Ram. It's basically that for less. There are some trade offs here that are tiny, but the IPAD air was more expensive. Now, that's now that's an all on the apple store. The IPAD mini is, but it's a tiny bump up in price. So you know three, hundred, twenty, nine dollars. This gets in at a much more affordable proposition, the the IPAD air that's coming. which is who knows when it probably in a couple of weeks is more expensive at starts at six hundred dollars. So it looks nicer. It looks like a less expensive pro. But I think when you're talking about almost doubling the price that. That really gets into a different territory for people. Yeah. Definitely. Anthony Twenty nine starting at three, twenty nine. It's obviously the most affordable option for someone looking for an IPAD. Ultimately for you who should be looking at this IPAD is primary option I. think if you just think of an I had something to have lying around check my email to look at shows to have one for your kid. This is that one if you don't care about step up bells and whistles, you don't want like a fancier toy. Not to call ipads toys I think they're very useful but I think that there is a point at which if you try to push an IPAD to become your everyday computer, you're going to have what you call pain points. You know you're going to have these difficulties that increase as you try to throw it out more. And I go to my laptop all the time because I need to. So that's the thing about the pro. He's got a lot of upsides that could be interesting, but you really have to map out whether that makes sense for you and if you WANNA think of it as like a fun thing for you but IPAD is totally perfect doing all that other stuff that being said. You know you got to bump up from the thirty two gigs of storage I think. That is too low an amount. For for what you'd be paying for this if you want it to last. Year's, and then you're talking about four twenty, nine Ri-, which slightly changes the equation a bit. He does you talked about our kids using this and a lot of kids obviously doing remote learning right now I've got a friend of mine who know he told me when he offered his kid a Mac, a choice between a Mac and ipad actually chose the IPAD. But isn't that really geared for remote learning for Education I think the older you get it's it's very nonsuited for it. You know we have a seven year old and eleven year old seven year old uses an ipad that we have around that. We use for remote learning it suitable. I think it's great. For eleven year old uses a chromebook and I think that's what you absolutely need for the types of. Work assignments you're doing your editing stuff, etc. Now ipads work with track pads, and so there's like on the entry level ipad they don't. It doesn't have this gets to accessories. Apple has beautiful but very expensive magic keyboard. That's like three hundred dollars. There are different accessories for this entry ipad. There's a Logitech Combo touch, which is still expensive one, hundred, fifty, dollar track pad keyboard I've been using with it. It's kind of like a surface with a kick stand. Type layout, but it's good for turning into a kind of a laptop but the point is that you can edit use a track pad. You'd be surprised at it can do more than you think, but some web apps some tools a google drive works well with it now but like some things don't. And you just don't know whether you get to that point where a problem especially with file storage file maintenance and chromebooks are weird too. But they're much more like web tool type based. Think the IPAD gets a little bit hotter with that. It, and then the I mean the big difference here as you said, it's identical lashes model. The big difference is the H. Wealth processor. How people differences that make you know I'm so used to seeing like. Standard. New I IPAD iphones. It doesn't feel particularly special, but I think it's necessary to get up to speed with. We're is going and we're going the processor was a couple of years old. It was feeling a little sluggish. They twelve is not like super zippy in comparison it's it's basically fine. It gets to the like very good fine point. So you know I could use an IPAD totally, but I think it's getting to the point where you might not be able to use it. So on the future and it gets to the point, I don't think you need to upgrade to this win -sarily. If you have an IPAD lying around, that's working fine you can probably keep using it. This is like you know between this last year's IPAD entry of like last year they did the. Works at Pencil works with the smart keyboard made the screen a bit bigger. It adds up to like one set of upgrades. But this thing still uses lightning. It still has a home button, the Basil's or kind of big. So for Split Screen APPs, it's not ideal. That's a the cameras a little less good than last year's IPAD air but that's not the problem. It's on the side ipad cameras on the side that kind of sucks because. You. Know if you're doing zooms and things like that your faces off center and I have not really sell for that and they should but I don't know how long it's GonNa take for an ipad to have a side. Mounted. Camera. To address this. So just F Y that's another thing now that we're doing everything over zooms in remote,
China Says US "Abusing Power" By Squeezing TikTok
"For us well, China said today the U. S is abusing national power by trying to ban TIC TAC. The video app of federal court in this country stepped in late yesterday to prevent an administration bid to ban it right away. Roger Chang of our tech partner scene that says it all comes his talks Go on to set up a U. S operation for TIC Tac Oracle. Wal Mart is supposed to take a 20% stake in the U. S based company called Tic Tac Global. There remains a lot of uncertainty. Whether not China's bite dance, the parent of Tic TAC will retain
Fake 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theory leads to real abuse and damage
"It's easy enough to laugh off fake conspiracy theories that seemingly five g. with the spread of the coronavirus. But there are some serious real world consequences I'm Roger Chang, and this is your daily charge. With me is Katie Collins or senior European correspondent. Thanks for joining me Katie thank you for having me. I'm very excited to be here a while we're excited to have you. So. You've got a great story that really puts a human face on the end result of these conspiracy theories. But before we get into it, let's recap things for our listeners. What exactly is being said about five G. Well, a variety things really. I mean it's all started off from the fact that that being conspiracy theories around network technology for as long as it's existed almost, and but at the beginning of this year, we saw a new spate conspiracy theories appearing online that basically said that five G. was causing or it was at linked to the spread of corona virus. So either some people have been saying that it's directly responsible for transmitting the virus, which is scientifically impossible. An other people have been suggesting that fifty. The radiation through five eleventh, your immune system makes you more likely to catch grin virus and basic these things. CATEGORICALLY NOT TRUE Yeah and I've actually I've watched a couple of videos they've been shared to me by a couple of acquaintances on facebook asking if if these are legit and. After watching them like I can see why can easily be fooled because they sound legitimate they've got. Cut a British sounding voice. Speaking with a bit of authority usually someone who says I used to work for Vodafone rates to work for ee at let me tell you these copies noted stage and like if you if you don't know enough about five G. Technology, you'll you'll miss out little inaccuracies that are thrown out there and so I can see why why the folks are buying into this but. To your point. Conspiracy theories around networking and seller technology been around for a long time. Two G. Three. G.. There's constantly a debate over whether or not the radiation from these. Technology is actually harmful and and that's still kind of. Up in the air right within really. Conclusively proved lower the other but. This is the first time that people are acting out on these conspiracy theories this thinking. So why is that why? Why are people taking action now? Yeah it's really interesting because as he say in this is kind of we started to I'm friends and family sharing these conspiracy set before us to be kind of. Just be popular among the kind of each group on the Internet. And I think that the reason that this is really become if not mainstream than. More broadly popular is the fact that. I spoke to professor at the University of Oxford he's been researching. The spread of conspiracy theories throughout the coronavirus outbreak and he said that you know it's really created the FIA at that people feeding generally. everything's unstable right. Now, the fact that people have come that trust in people in charges is really in doubt move at the hospital before is created this kind of perfect conditions full. Theories to really spread because you just that. That doubt really that we have in everything and is is making perhaps more open to to also of new ideas that we hadn't considered before for sure I mean we've seen this in politics obviously the the pizza gate conspiracy theory ended up resulting in someone actually taking action in shooting up a pizza parlor in DC so. Clearly, people are acting more more of these. You've spoken to some of the folks who have endured the harassment to these telecom workers. Tell me that. Yes. So We've seen across the we've seen a variety of and. In which people being acting out from people, attacking masts to people approaching telecom work in the streets, and they've just been going about their daily jobs. Most of the time trying to fix people's broadbands. Chance, to resolve. Problems with telephone lines, the kind of usual day today stuff, and they have people perching them and being mainly verbally abusive to them some some of them have been. Victims of more serious assaults as well, but the people I've spoken to largely. Fussy they went and they didn't have anything to do with five G. Anyway a misconception and you know they had members of the public approaching them and swearing it them Telling them that kids Wigan to get sick because they heads. Because they were working on five G.. Being quite threatening in a threatening to. Interfere with the equipment they were installing. Ole Maintaining In some cases to kind of get make a quick getaway, an other cases they were. Mania cable I think the one common theme that I that I discovered when I spoke to these people who is the fact that they all really in a in the past just felt totally safe doing their jobs that quite to talking to members of the public and very happy to do. So that's just kind of being out in about consternation meeting New People. That's just. That work and now they feel this real trepidation an they feel very wary about meeting people what might happen to them when they're just out during the jobs.
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"For long Roger Chang and this is your daily charge. With me to break down the big headline, the day insure editor at large was first on the scene with the story welcoming, how're you doing? So let's let's at the basics either way there's this band coming in place on Sunday on both tiktok talking we chat what does this mean? What's going on with this ban? Essentially what's going to happen is that starting on Sunday, you're not gonna be able to download we chat. Or tiktok from the APP stores. In the United States, we're assuming that that means all of the APP stores although a lot of these details are still very unclear but I would expect that you're not going to be able to access the APPs from the Internet after Sunday will you will be able to do is if you've already downloaded them, you'll be able to use them for a certain amount of time it's really unclear. How far this is GonNa go for tiktok. It's going to be the deadlines November twelfth for we chat it seems to be Sunday. So if you're using we chat, you're just kind of out of luck but it's GonNa be really interesting to watch how people respond to this and how it shakes out because we're talking about some of the largest social networks in the world suddenly being disrupted in a way we haven't really seen her before right in another less about. Let's focus bit on Tiktok as it is a viral sensation here there are tens of millions of users tiktok. What happened they're able to use it but the as interested no update software updates or no way to to to continue to maintain that APP is that is that what happens? Yeah. If you've been following the apple in epic saga. It's very similar. So. You know when when epic decided to break apple's APP store rules over payments thing essentially, what happened was that apple kicked the APP out of the APP store. So everyone who had already downloaded, it could play it.
"roger chang" Discussed on WGN Radio
"They won't shop online on the phone. They will do banking online. Even though I've argued that in many cases back to a more secure, right, you know that still still, they'll take Physical check over, you know, pay pal or Venmo and tell them like any that you could lose that sex could get torn up that you're easy. The same systems are pretty secure. It's a comfort thing, it said. They're not. They're not familiar with and I think cloud services are very similar. Although I will say my parents have gone into I share my iCloud account with them well, but they take a crazy amount of photos. I need every bit of closed doors. But yet, right right, And that's exactly the lore. When they find out they can share pictures of the grand kids and all that kind of so well, Maybe I'll try this. That's absolutely true. So Roger Chang thank you for spending an hour with us, and hopefully everybody will go to see net and by the way, I certainly today should have been doing all sorts of things. But I went to the Roger Ching page had seen it. And read a good A good dozen articles you've done literally almost in the last several days, so good going and hope to talk to you again. Thank you for having me pleasure. If you dont know that we've got a couple of packets right now, one focusing on society which I'm sure you're gonna love a swell one. Looking at the kind of technology they're kind of areas of technology where China's turn dominate so serious In serious running medical. Same time, so definitely work. You read about the time I agree, and they've been wonderful and thank you. We'll talk again. Roger Chang. You really don't know down Well, now you better There's lots of love. Everybody. All righty, then it's not so hard to be. But we're going to talk to Chad Hill, and he happens to have an SS 3 96. That was a Columbia special products record in 1967 that was produced obviously, for Chevy dealers. The flipside was the circle doing Camaro. Then there are other people over in the radar versions with Corvair baby on the flip side, but But either way, I thought it would be Ah, good introduction, so I'll introduce you to Chad Hill. At the Django studios, and I hope I pronounced that right. Hello, Chad. You doing all right? How about yourself? Um, doing great. You didn't pick the right song. I am assured all day. So that was created great here. Yeah, well, I I saw that that you've got a convertible that you built in high school. So my dad bought it out of a junk yard when I was eight, and I finished it in high school. Oh, man, I remember when they came out. I hate to say it, but I was certainly passed driving age. But in any event, the thing that I thought were the neatest things about those rebels is I like white bucket seats, But traditionally, when you get him, you wind up with black carpet, and if you have a padded dash, it's black. Or maybe it'll be the color of the car. But On the on that shriveled ahead with with the white seats. They had a white padded dash, and I just thought that was was really nice. So tell me about your interior. It is white. I just have the black dash by carpets. Uh spencey Car. Com Shift back retail factory attack. You mentioned column shifters that Turbo Hydra Matic Turbo 400 engine, which engine option? I have a badge for 27 car, but it's actually a 4 61. Why don't you pull it out for her before, but it looks completely stock. Oh, that's so neat that that's terrific Now. Of course, this is your passion, not your income to say the least. But you've managed to do something that would make many people jealous to a degree. You've managed to combine the two your passion and your Ah, your income so freelance graphic designer And you've done all sorts of consumer packaging won awards for it no less in terms of terms of the products that you've been tasks to produce something told me. What was the oddest where you thought I've got to come up with a graphic for this. Um, there was a game called Mall Madness that we did for Hasbro. And not the time I was in my twenties on DA trying to design a game for us. You know between girl was a bit of a challenge, but I turned out pretty good Is the game still on the market? I don't know what it is. You're not. It's 20 in packages I worked on years ago turned up in the antique mall. So that makes me feel old. I'll bet I'll just bet especially if they're on the discount table. Nothing more. Not that nothing worse than that. So we are. We are going to AA going to talk here about Ah, Your hot rod shop. But more to the point. I found this. This fascinating that you did. Aircraft knows Art, because that's so in keeping with with Memorial Day because that was such a common thing for pilots in World War two to decorate the plane's What do you know about it? I don't know a lot about it. I've been studying since I was a kid. Since I Was an artist, and I always kind of knew. I wanted to be an artist. I was really drawn to that aspect of it. The war in airplanes of people, painting girls in cartoon characters and saying on their planes, so I really studied Everything from the imagery that they copied to paint on the plane by the different artists in the magazines of the Kind period studied typefaces in the lettering. Some of the songs. You know, it's really something that I really passionate about when I create my own nose Art. If I'm I'm working on a project and It's supposed to be taking place on an aircraft circa 1943. Then I only look at research material from 1943 because I want that authenticity because someone's looking at a magazine. 33 wouldn't have access to a counter from 1945 right. Those little details are important to me. I agree. APS. Absolutely. They are the thing that I wondered, And I don't know if you were ever able to find out about this, But I was amazed with how much airplane art there Woz from the World War, two generation and whether it was a tribute to the pin up or whether it was a tribute to the wife. You saw just about everything and I asked someone once I said, how'd you get away with that? And all I ever got were like chuckles. I mean, did the did the service kind of condone that people were decorating their planes? Yeah, they did, depending on where they were located like in England. Uh, some base commander's certainly Condoned it some even No approved it and requested certain things be painted like there was one B 24th squad during that they asked that 12 of the planes he painted up with nose are from scientific Zodiac. Well, that's great. Mom. And then as you get into the Pacific, where it's a lot more remote. No, you don't have much press. So people you know, seeing what's going on on day to day basis and out there is where the nose are really got pretty raunchy and risque compared to England. Yeah, I would. I would imagine anybody who saw it couldn't speak English. So who is going to worry about it anyway? But in the long run, I can see it's it's Ah, easy to Ah, easy to know about that. But what's difficult to know is how did we get this back? In other words, you know here you are decades later and you're aware of this. How was this preserved? Probably in the sixties. 50 or 60. People started taking note of know these old surplus airplanes and thinking, you know, maybe we should preserve some of these for future generations. And that was the birth of the warbird. With organizations like the then Confederate Air force. Now they're called the Commandment of Air Force. And for obvious reasons, you know, all right, you know, but they had the foresight to start saving some of these aircraft. Along with some other people and You know it all kind of slow it first on DNA seventies, you know, it was kind of A lot of non authentic paint job's just people trying to paint what they remembered to wear now..
The real threat to mail-in voting
"President trump has repeatedly criticised voting potentially breakfast fraud. But. That's not the Chew Danger Tour Election System I'm Roger Chang this is your daily charge. What leads privacy insecure reporter outfitting was a breakdown of what would actually take to commit fraud on a wide scale spoiler alert. It's really really hard alfred thanks for joining me. Thanks for having me. So, trump has talked a lot about the potential for fraud with mail in voting but what is the actual riskier? The actual risk is not so much mail in fraud where you know p thousands or hundreds of letters are coming in from people boating, and it turns out it's not actually them. It's a foreign country pretending to be them or something like that. It's disinformation and sabotage to the mail system to the point where you think that that's what happened. because. If you can, if you can basically convince people that their vote was not legitimate, it really affects a lot of voter turnout i. mean it was basically the same concern about voting machines. You know hackers changing the vote on it, but now with our mail, right, it's not even about the the actual risk with it's just the perception that there is a risk or threat. Yeah. Disinformation obviously is much easier to to pull off than actually committing the fraud that that people keep talking keep saying will happen this November right and so. To that point, you have a nice breakdown of what it would actually take to commit mass frauds take me through the steps because it's it's fascinating. When you actually kind of look at it from that perspective go on what exactly does it take to commit mass fraud here? Yeah. So I spoke with election officials and some you know experts on how to vote by mail and it's a lot. It takes a lot to do just because of all the different you know checks and balances and safeguards that they actually have. To prevent this kind of thing So the first thing that you're going to want to do is figure out every registered voter who requested a mail in ballot. Now vote by mail doesn't just come to everybody you have to actually be registered to vote and in some states you also have to ask for an absentee ballots coming to you in some states it doesn't come automatically So, for starters, you're GONNA have to figure out. Okay. Who is registered to vote and who is going to. Actually vote by mail. So that takes a lot I mean obviously, there are voter registration records that are out there for the public or in some cases like in Florida Russian, hackers were able to steal the voter registration databases in two thousand sixteen, get that kind of information. So that part's not that difficult but there are some cases like North Carolina where it's confidential. Of who requested an absentee ballots so you wouldn't know until after election. Day. To begin with improves getting a male. A ballot in the mail. But now going into the next step after that is now that you figure out every person who's going to be receiving a ballot in the mail, you need to actually intercept that ballot. So obviously, stealing something from a mailbox is already a federal crime but you know if you're trying to commit mail fraud, you're already in this boat. So. Now that you know who you're looking at defraud, he actually have to get their ballots So you can do that by figuring out when it's going to be in their mailboxes and to and grabbing it before they do or you can change their voter registration records to have it sent to your address instead of you know hundreds or thousands of different mailboxes if. That doesn't sound incredibly difficult already to begin with. You also have to hope that whatever county there in doesn't do ballot tracking because no one I don't have a package arrives to me I check on that right I. Go see hey what's going on how come you know this thing I ordered didn't arrive yet. Now you have to assume that people who registered for an absentee ballot Are just saying you know whatever I don't care if it doesn't come and that's going to be pretty difficult in twenty, twenty, four one of the most highly anticipated presidential elections ever. There's people are anticipating an extremely high low voter turnout this year and you really have to assume that people are just going to. Think Oh my ballot didn't get here. Oh well whatever I guess I'm just not gonNA vote this year because if you report that your ballot never arrive, they cancel out the other one and it's a Different won T. so whatever you ended up stealing you know is just not really gonNA work. So assuming that you've passed those two first steps. Then, you have to get really good at forging signatures because a lot of most states will require a signature with your vote and that signature has to match your voter registration records. Now, if you don't know what their signature looks like, then you have to get really good at guessing what it looks like and as I said, a lot of voter voter registration records are confidential. And even if you do know their name and what they're registered as you know, what party they're affiliated with their signature is not gonna be on there. So you're gonNA, have to guess that and some places also require a notary or witness to also sign it. And some other counties also require personal information with it. So not only do you have to sign it. You also have to put some information like the last four digits of your social security number or your voter registration number, your state ID number that kind of stuff. So you also have to know that and again remember this. You have to do this for you know hundreds of people for to actually affect the outcome of the vote So if you've done all of us congratulations, you've done something that most election officials say is nearly impossible. Wow. So that that is a lot of I. Don't think he wanted the fact that some of these ballots have the ballot themselves have individual codes printed on them right there. It's not like you can mass print ballots. Each one has their own individual code that is tied to the voter. Yeah that is the other method of committing voter fraud that I didn't go through the steps up because that's even more difficult than what I already talked to you about So this is something that the Attorney General William Bar and president trump talked about that. You know other countries will just print out a massive amount of ballots and send them in other people's names That is nearly impossible because these ballots light as you said, have individual barcodes like set for each voter onto them and replicating those would be extremely difficult to do also the envelopes that the the envelope for these ballots. And the ballots themselves like they're printed on. Card stock. It'd be like if you were trying to counterfeit money, Gotcha. So yeah, even even more difficult use post offices. Postal Service has already warned about delays without deliveries and there's back and forth discussion about whether or not. It's getting even have funding for this resin. Trump has said has balked at the idea of giving an additional twenty, five billion dollars to the service to handle the stuff. Given all that I mean, do you think the credibility of this process is already undermined? The credibility is constantly being undermined. Especially if the PS changes that you were just talking about, you know the postal service has warned at least forty six states telling them. Hey, these ballots might not arrive on time. Because they need at least a week to to be able to send out to election offices and things like that and some states have policies where you know you can request a mail in ballot as late as November second So that's that's the people that might not get it in on time if you request a ballot. They're not gonNA, be able to send it to you overnight and send it back. For the vote to be counted in time because some states also have deadlines where you know if you're built doesn't get in by the end of Election Day, we're not gonNA count it. So several states are already working to kind of change that so I know that in Minnesota, they've already got a court order to change their policies where now votes will be counted up to a week before a up to a week after. The ballots come in. So they're trying to offset that the warning right now most from most election officials. Still if you're going to vote by mail unique descended in two weeks before it comes, but that's still going to be a lot of challenges and especially to the credibility of the system you know people that don't heed this warning but are still eligible to vote like might not be counted and that's going to be a big concern for. The outcome on election day and which might not even come on the day itself. You know processing votes by mail isn't the same as processing stuff like that you get in at a polling site like it's very likely. You're not going to know the full results on the day itself and it might take like a week or two weeks to count it I. Know in New York primaries it's taken up to six weeks for to Congressional primaries To count the votes that came by mail. So that's GonNa be another concern. That entire week where we don't know what the results are because so many are coming in by mail. That is going to be ripe for disinformation because there's going to be a lot of challenges to whatever results come in. and. That's another concern that election officials are are trying to offset by saying you need to vote early if you're gonNa vote by mail gudgeon and be. Beyond what trump and? William Bars said I mean, can you give me some examples of misinformation that's being spread and where it's being spread? Yeah I. there. There's been talks about. Eight hundred and forty six of votes that were illegitimate in Detroit. From reports over the last week or so and you look at that and people have important. It's see look these are people that are dead and they tried to vote. This is clearly an example of voter fraud. And these were votes by mail. Here's the problem with that. If you look at the full context of in the and details from the election commission's the eight, hundred, forty, six people who were dead and tried voting were alive when they sent their mail in. they they passed away like when that happened and like the election's officials in that state like they updates every month on like these are the people that passed away during this time. So they're votes are no longer valid and you know people to the cases like these all the time they point to cases of. votes not counting in states like California. For example where I think like you know thousands of votes that were sent in by mail were not counted in California and they say that's that's voter fraud but it's not like the thing that happened there was that the either came too late or they didn't sign it if anything that's proof that you know the system works in they're able to root out things that like we're not supposed to have gone through in the first. Place
Looking for a MacBook Air alternative? Here are your best options
"With kids about to head back to school either in person or Colle- laptops. Are. Front. And Center. Now Michalak. Air is a popular option. There's actually a pretty wide world outside of Mackerel S I'm Roger Chang and this is your charge. With me laptop expert and senior reviewer Josh Goldman. Thanks for joining me. Josh. Thanks for having me, Roger. So we're getting close to back to school season and who knows what? That's really gonNA look like you know we've got folks potentially going my kid's GonNa. Go to school with a bunch of people doing remote learning But with that said, parents will generally WANNA decent laptop for their kids no matter what their ages at this point Just start things off do you have a general tips for people on the hunt for Nick Peter? The, the one thing having you know, ended the the last school. In Quarantine the one thing I did learn from that was if you can afford to get it laptop with a larger screen than the eleven point six inch screen that most of the kids have on their chromebooks. chromebook obviously, he became really popular with schools. Except they went with models that have eleven point six inch screens which are very difficult for navigating the world of online learning. A lot of the online learning tools require more screen space so that the kids can actually see what they're doing and I think if you're going to invest in a laptop for your kid this season, get them something with at least a thirteen inch display fourteen if possible or even larger if he can. So what about touchscreen is that something that's necessary or is that more of a luxury I don't know that it's a luxury some or necessary I think it's just something that you can get these days as far as I'm concerned. touchscreens of the future everybody uses their phone all day long that's a touch screen tablets touchscreens. It makes sense for kids to have a touchscreen because that's how they're used to communicating with computers these days so. If you can get one with a touchscreen. Great. I don't think it's going to be a detriment though if you don't get one with a touchscreen and since we're talking about MAC books anyway or air replacement. macbook airs don't have touchscreens anyway. So if you're GONNA go macbook air, then you're not getting a touchscreen anyway. But one of the luxuries of gone with windows is you can get them with touchscreen. So catching and the MAC book air has been a popular option for a long time for students particularly college students But generally, what are some of the big reasons why you'd want to consider alternative is far as an alternative? if want to go with the chromebook, it's because that's what your school district is on. That has that makes things a lot easier than. Going with a separate operating system like windows or Mac os but the bigger thing for a lot of people going back to school is whether or not there their software that they need to get through school is going to work with the operating system that they have other than that it's more or less just learning to deal with the different features in the different houses. So it's not. I wouldn't say that like the OS is a big issue, but it's certainly an issue and you WanNa, just make sure what you're using his compatible with the operating system that you're going. Guys let's start with windows the the most popular operating system out there. What are some of the best options for a windows laptop. So if we're going to stick with the like as a macbook air replacement the macbook air has over the years been the most popular option for kids in school and or in college in high school students but they're. Obviously the the windows PC makers figure that out pretty quick and made a lot of laptops that look and behave in everything that MAC book air. So you've got things like. If you WANNA go really premium. Got Things like the daleks ps thirteen or the HP Specter which have a lot of the same design touches and it's just a super premium long battery life good performance and around thousand dollars. which is what you're dealing with with the macbook air. You're still at around that thousand dollar price point for their starting configuration. You can as usual get a better deal with with windows than you can with Mac. He'll usually get more features better processor, those kind of things with you go with windows. If you want to go. So those two that I mentioned her thirteen inch. If you want to go a little bit larger, my personal recommendation for most people is the Lenovo. Yoga. See Seven, forty, it's a two and one. So it's a little bit more flexible. It's a fourteen inch little bit larger screen, but still a nice compact package really good battery life really good performance and you can get it for less than a thousand dollars yen full disclosure I took joshes advice in actually purchased one. My wife and I are very happy with it so. On Josh thank you, it is it. It's one of those laptops that looks and feels like a Mac Book Air Bit and a you just getting you're getting more for your money with it. If, you want to go even less expensive on windows I like the acer swift three, which is running amd's latest rising processors and those the the processing performance you're getting out of that is like twice that of more more expensive laptop. So it's it's or should I say the processing performance is that of a laptop that's twice as expensive. Because as the swift three starts at around six hundred dollars and it's a three pound laptop fourteen inch display really really nice. Good. Battery Life But yeah, it's it's really cheap with good performance.
"roger chang" Discussed on KCBS All News
"NEWS time. 1 51 time now for our Tech Watch report was seen that executive editor Roger Chang. So Roger a cz We've been talking about all day We have four of text top CEOs that are facing a grilling on Capitol Hill this afternoon. This is AH House Judiciary Committee or subcommittee. I should say, looking at antitrust issues. So how's the questioning gone so far? So the questioning has, as you can imagine what the beds of hearings that varied specifically, especially this time around because the four companies Apparently protective, you know, Amazon Apple Facebook, Google are finally different companies that have different businesses so you can imagine the questions. Ah has a very specific and very point. I will give the lawmakers credit. For doing their homework before going in this hearing, but they're they're very, very tied to the individual situation. So the scattershot I was going to ask you because I mean, you know that you have a lot of grandstanding at these things often and you get a good soundbite for radio or television. But at the end of the day what actually comes out of this Well, this was a culmination of ah, fairly lengthy investigations by this subcommittee into what do not be company as a whole engaging anti competitive practices. And you know the sessions are, as you say more about grandstanding and getting in a shot. You didn't see that today. There were a lot of you. No question that you just it is the Mark Zuckerberg or Tim Cook. Be an answer. You know, the official would cut him off and move on to the next question. Really make the point that they're trying to make a supposed to get a thoughtful answer. He saw a lot of that going on today. Yeah, well, I'm sure we're gonna have reaction to this for them, You know, months if not years to come. The one I talked about Spotify because the company released its latest numbers. It's set to hit a milestone is this just sort of Ah, another nail in the coffin of terrestrial radio. Spotify has a huge numbers to report. They said that nearly 300 million people using service a least once a month, and more importantly, 130 million people. Actually our pay subscribers and that's up 27%. That's that's a huge number. That semester positions number one streaming service. Really? Ah, as the top source of music and you to your point, Yes, think more more people are Rely on streaming services. And there's also the idea that all you can eat buffet style service rather than you know. Paper to the tracks. Listen to terrestrial radio, ahh and really listening to other forms of entertainment. I mean, how does this compare real quickly before we let you go? We only have 30 seconds. But how does it compare to the competition? Right now, we're not 100% Sure, I believe Spotify is the world's largest player. When it comes to streaming services. Apple music is the only other major player that's relevant. Well, having updated numbers. The last time I reported numbers, it had 60 million subscribers. The reason why Spotify so popular is because a huge number of users get here. They're free tear, if that's true, All right, Roger appreciates time this afternoon that is seen that executive editor Roger Chang, You can hear a tech watch reports weekdays at 1 50.
Big Tech CEOs testify before House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee
"For some of the biggest tech companies in the world are speaking before Congress as the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust finishes his yearlong investigation of big tech Seen that executive editor Roger Chang. One of the big questions for Facebook is whether or not they'll spin off big businesses like Instagram or WhatsApp. There've been a lot of complaints about whether or not this company is too powerful. Facebook obviously doesn't want to do that. So we'll see how Zuckerberg respond to these questions and how he pivots away from that particular conversation. Yeah, that's him. The leader of Facebook will be there. Also, the leaders of Amazon, Google and Apple will be in attendance
Peacock is live: Heres everything you need to know
"He caught. The last of the big streaming services has finally launched nationwide, but at joint a crowded room, streaming services, including busy, plus and that Blix. So how does this stack up? I'm Roger, Chang into your daily charge. Beckley I don't have to answer that question because with me. Is Our media expert, John? Salzman and software services. Reviewer Alison. Danisco, welcome both you. Thanks all right so John with you. He is live after having launched in Beta mode to caucus users a couple months ago, so so give us a land now. What is the streaming wards landscape? Look like this is basically the last of the big new services to land at least as far as we know. We had apple and Disney plus come in November than we had depending if you consider it bigger. Bigger not clubby came in April followed by Hbo Max in May, and now finally we have peacock, and it's a little bit different than the rest of those, because it not only is, it has big budget originals big back catalog, like most of those other services do, but it's also doing some other things that are digging a little bit when the others I it has. It's going to have live news. Life sports other sorts of news and sports replays highlights that kind of thing and crucially has a free tear at as a tier with advertising we can watch about two thirds of the catalog just by signing up and not paying anything there are ways you can take out the ads and unlock the full catalogue if you WanNa pay, but having that sort of on ramp that free just sign up and start watching thing. It's something that these other big services in the streets haven't tried yet. Yeah, I would just sort of generally speaking. Have we talked about the free cheering a bit but? In terms of these other players out there have any cover merged as must have service to rebel Netflix's certainly a streaming service, the new streaming service that's landed with the biggest slash by far is Disney plus. One media analyst when it launched last year there was one media analyst and widely followed one who called it one of the greatest product launches of all time. To give you a sense. Track Google search trends around these launch dates, and the Google search trends for Netflix are a good baseline. You know it's established. It's always very popular as a search gives you a good baseline of how other services stack up and people, search addressed most of these other services. They haven't crossed the level of net search interest, even on launch days, whereas Disney plus like quadrupled the amount of Netflix interests on its launch day now it's come down since then, but among these new services Disney is the one to beats, and nobody has even come close so far. Are also you've been testing out the service. How has the experience on Peacock Ben? Overall I've been having a really positive experience with peacock so far to be honest. I wasn't expecting all that much. Since we do already have Sumani streaming services, but the fact that it has this free tier is John mentioned where you can still watch. Tons of movies and TV shows with ADS does make it stand out from competitors like Netflix and Hulu it gives you something for free that similar to say a Pluto TV or a to B, but with this premium streaming. Streaming service interface, so it looks really good, and you also have the opportunity to upgrade if you want to. It's pretty easy to navigate. It has a few quirks, and there are some features that are still missing but overall. It's a solid free surface at launch. If you don't mind watching those ads in terms of that that user experience that the navigation the experience itself. How does it stack up against DISAPP- loss or Netflix's or some other more Polish premium services so in. In my mind, peacock isn't quite trying to be a Netflix or Hulu or HBO Max. It has a similar tile layout, and you can browse things by TV shows and movies and get recommendations, but it's kind of doing something different, and it's probably not going to replace any of those others for you, but it's something you can get for free to have more options. It reminds me a little bit of Amazon prime video in a way like on that one you can get. Get, a lot of shows and movies included as part of your prime subscription, but you'll find others mixed in that. You do have to pay for so on peacock. You'll find some shows with a little purple feather in the corner, which means you have to upgrade premium to watch them, but they're so plenty of free options to. And since we're in this time of economic uncertainty, you know free services a welcome option, even if you don't watch it every single day, right? Joan. Beyond this free tier is there anything else about peacock that makes stand out, or the folks should know about? Yeah, definitely, the frontier is obviously the first thing that people are going to encounter when they try to sign up and they realize they don't have to provide any sort of payment information. Start watching. But beyond that you know. Being in the pandemic, there's a lot of things that peacock wanted to have available right now for its launch that aren't a manifest really until next year or later, for example, the entire reason that it's launching right now in the middle of July is that originally peacock witches, NBC's streaming service thought they'd be able to piggyback on all the interest in the Olympics. That should be happening right now. Is the broadcasting partner for the Olympics in the United States, and so of course everyone remembers every Olympic season how there's just like blanket coverage on NBC. All of NBC's other cable channels. But because we don't have that until next year, that's a huge driver to get people interested and knowledgeable that that the service exists. That just doesn't exist right now. Also their originals. They have nine original series at launch, but just like everybody else all their production of new content. At least any live action content had to be suspended in March, and so they don't have as much in their pipeline. That's going to be ready to release win. They had hoped to release it as have if we weren't in this situation where everybody's lockdown the also could you break down the? Tiers, obviously, there's the free cheer that's at basement. What are you getting with those I? Think there's two different paid tears. He kinda run through them. And you actually get sure so in the free tear you get thirteen thousand hours of TV shows, Movies News Life Sports. Some of the biggest name shows you'll find. There are and Recreation, Thirty Rock, law and order. Order Svu but you know. Some of those are also currently on Netflix and Hulu to so there's some confusion there potentially, and you also know that the office won't be coming to peacock until January when it's calm when his contract with Netflix runs out, but in the meantime you'll also find current episodes of NBC shows one week later on that free tier. In terms of movies, you've got some big slightly older hits like Jurassic Park the Bourne identity, the Matrix and also newer kind of Oscar Z. ones like phantom thread and tally, and so for something. That's free. You'll probably find something. You WanNa Watch, but then you'll also find these two paid tears. One is five dollars a month which gives you access to the full Peacock Library which is about twenty thousand hours of TV, and movies, but you'll still see ads on that one. If you WANNA GO AD free. It costs ten dollars a month and you'll get still get that full libraries well. A few things you'll find on the premium tears, but not the free tier are all of the episodes of peacock originals, the major one launch being brave new world, and you'll also find more new movies and also next day access to new episodes of current. NBC shows one interesting thing that we haven't really seen before is that you'll get early access to some shows like late night with Seth Meyers and the tonight show. Show with Jimmy Fallon the night that they air, so you can watch them at eight PM instead of eleven thirty pm, but that would actually start until those shows are back in the studio and not running from home during the pandemic. Okay We've talked about this before, but they're just too many strips out there. They're all asking for money. Yes, peacock has a free tier, but there's clearly they want people to. Upgrade to these premium tears. How does market support so may services Comey Services? Can a household actually afford to pay for so from the experts that I've talked to and the research that they've been doing? It seems like there's a couple of interesting things going on one is that the total number of streaming services that people are subscribed to and are trying is going up now. That's partially because in the. The pandemic so many entertainment choices that we normally would that normally would keep us from streaming aren't happening right now, and we're all locked up in our homes, and so it's the primary way other than regular TV. Your needs that you would entertain yourself when you're stuck at home anyway, that's to do with it, but even before the pandemic. We were starting to see that all. This wave of new services what starting to tap higher, the amount of services people were trying and also subscribing to. But what we've found in the pandemic from the research that I've seen as that people are also much more willing to cancel subscriptions so. It's mostly price sensitivity factor as you know. Jobless numbers are soaring, and as people are reconsidering howl. They dedicate their money every month. Once they hit the point where a free trial ends or this ends. They're more willing to quit. Because they become more educated on other options that don't require payment that conserve their entertainment needs, you know. Alison, she mentioned to be There's other ones like that. That are free services that peacock sort of straddles the line with people are realizing that they have those options to if they don't WanNa, keep paying
Body cameras were supposed to make police accountable. Its backfired
"Protesters are demonstrating in hundreds of Cities Dominion interracial injustice and police brutality, but one of the things I was opposed to rain in the police. Cameras might actually end up encroaching on protesters privacy's. I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge. With me is seen at privacy expert, daily charge regular offloading. Alfred thanks for joining me. Hey, thanks for having me, Alfred. You've got a piece of looking at police. Body cameras in the concerns are now raising during these protests, but before we get to that. Let's back things up a bit. You talk about how body cameras with the police took off. So Body Cams really came into the police terminology around two, thousand, fourteen, twenty, fifteen, when there were protests over the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, where people were asking for the same things that they're asking for now six years ago when they were saying that we want more police accountability, we want more police transparency and they believe that body cameras would be technology to help solve that if we have a camera on police officers at all times, then there's more evidence when police are doing anything that they're not supposed to be doing more evidence of police misconduct no five years down the line. We've really seen that that hasn't really been the case. There's been studies that have shown that. There isn't really more police accountability just because technology is there and we're seeing now that you know. These protests are evidence of that that even though you know about half the police departments in the country have body cameras equipped, but they are not making the major changes that they were supposed to be doing. Let's dig into that on paper. You've got a video recording police are doing so theoretically. That's supposed to create some accountability. Why hasn't that happened I? Think a big problem is that the body cameras were? And people assumed automatically that they would only be used in a certain way, and from what we've seen you know the transparency side of it is not there so even though these body cameras are equipped. You know it doesn't really mean that they're always recording. We've seen that in Kentucky during the protests when police shot and killed David Makati during a protest in Louisville Kentucky This was the protests over the death of George Floyd according to reports, there were no police body cam footage of that and the police chief was actually fired over the body. Cam's not being turned on at this. This incident and we take it a step further down. And we and we take it a step further down, and we check and see okay. What what about the incidents? Where Body Cams are turned on while in those incidents, police will do almost everything they can to prevent this footage from getting released an you know there's been cases where people who have been shot by police officers have had to sue the Police Department of get that their own footage released to the public, and you know we see from the case of McDonald in Chicago where it took more than a year for police. Police to release footage of the seventeen year old, getting shot sixteen times by Chicago police officers, and that put it wasn't even released to the public until a journalist sued for it, and it took you more than a year after he was killed by police for that footage to even get out there. That's an interesting point you raise. The footage is meant to hold police accountable. So how are the police justifying not releasing the videos? The reason want so difficult for this footage to be released because police are the ones controlling it. It's these videos are ending up in their database as these videos. Videos are ending up at their whim and again it's also they're ones who control whether or not. The cameras turned on and that that's part of the big issue of it. So in one case the NYPD had sued not release any footage that it would violate state laws against releasing police records without a court order, so it's it's a lot of things I I've seen in other cases before where they've just argued. We don't have the bandwidth to release all this footage. Public records request because they have to comb through all this footage and then put it on a flash, drive or A. DVD or something like that to release to the public and I've seen police departments argue that you know we don't have the ability to do that right now. With all these requests that are coming in, let's talk about these protests. You make a point. That's a bit counterintuitive. The footage is post. Keep listening check, but they may actually be used against the protesters. Talk a little bit about that. So several cities like Baltimore New York and Seattle actually have policies against using body cameras at First Amendment events like protests. The reason why is because you don't want to be potentially identified or tracked after the fact and these body cameras can do a really good job of doing that, and that is now the privacy concern that comes with body cameras is that they're more being used. Used as tools of surveillance, and they are tools of accountability, so the argument right now is that we should have these body cameras turned on at protests, because of all these incidents of police brutality that we've seen against protestors, but it kind of hangs in the balance with this debate of while we also don't want these cameras to be used against us later down the line. Some cities like Seattle. I've actually turned around on their policy against no body cameras at protests and said if you are out of protest, you should turn it on. The mayor issued an emergency order on Monday about it, but privacy advocates are kind of pointing out that that might not be the way that you want to
TV maker TCL breaks into the phone biz -- at the worst time
"Tcl's a relative newcomer in the mobile phone market. And what the circumstances at hand. That being launching flack products during pandemic. They have a difficult road ahead of them. We have a multi part series. Coming your way the following days outlining how staying competitive in this insane situation how. Us consumer might be impacted when it comes to getting your hands on their phones. Roger Chang and this is your daily charge with me is Stefan Strike General Manager of Global Marketing TCL Stefan. Thanks for joining me appreciate it. Thank you having legend. Thank you so let's talk about. Tcl Most people know this company through its affordable televisions It's the during superbowl weekend. People are shopping for TV. They probably run into the T. Cell Name. But you've quite been making phones for a couple years now a while actually a long time if you give us a quick elevator. Pitch on T. sale and it's phone business. Yeah so is. Business actually are one of the longtime players in the market to be mainly a nonsmoker. The Brian These survivor rants day. So you know zozo achievement do this but also be have been doing at blackberry phones recently. they did The ranchers while doing For some of the carriers so you know. Since more than twenty years we know out to do You have all the relationship with channels to customers so the new player that sense and existing. You know Infrastructures supply chain manufacturing in those so lots of county organization saw such might be a new brand when it comes to the mobile the street But the company and doing business in the money distributor actually one of the the only place market and have a lot of experience. Tell me about that. That shift to the cell. Branding rented it. It's sort of a way free to centralize all of your products under a single name. Like why now? Why haven't we done this before? Like why Why had you lean Alcatel blackberry in these other names when you had this? Ucla Valuable so this the to those do something special for tcl in a way what to see right this right now. Tracings don't together in democracy which helps to actually do something at different districts things of course defer things five G. which is going with shot is a mobile entertainment proposition. But then as well everything that has to do fat is not on the combination of AI. Model Fausto TJ investment areas never building a lot of fat on these but also dcla's is a company in manufacture law of products and that this is voluntary expertise and we see like the Iot market is growing massively and this is one of the Petunias.
Apples MacBooks have finally gotten rid of the butterfly keyboard
"Apple's butterfly keyboard which endured endless shots from fans and critics like finally gone. Welcome to the age of the magic keyboard. I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge with me. Is One of the foremost experts laptops our own. Dan Ackerman welcomed in Roger. Apple just released. Thirteen inch MAC pro which comes with one of its new magic keyboards that essentially wipes out the butterfly keyboard from its lineup right. How are you feeling about that you know? This was the last butterfly keyboard that was left. Was it was one of the reasons why that thirteen inch pro? A little bit outdated compared to the rest of the math book line. They updated the fifteen inch last year. And turn it into a sixteen inch and that was the first time they said all right this keyboard. No more we're going to call it the magic keyboard and it's a little different than it's the same but it's better you like it and we did. Then they finally did the same thing for the macbook air back in March very recently so and they say hey we got some more bad news coming up though. That's got be the thirty. The one laptop left a thirteen inch bro. So that you know there are a couple of things about it that we're feeling a little dated. The keyboard was one of them and now everybody has done magic keyboard. It's interesting they used that branding on the ipad keyboard also and also understand keyboard. You get with your. I'm AC. Let's back things up a little bit and let's talk a bit about the butterfly keyboard. What was so controversial about all the problems? They snuck that butterfly keyboard in with a new product. Five years ago it was the twelve inch Mac but not air not pro just MAC book they had not had a product with just that name at a longtime although they used to and one of the things that made that twelve inch. Mac Book which I loved so small and portable was over putting the super flat keyboard in and it's not going to have a Z shaped scissors switch under the key like so many other laptops it's GonNa have a butterfly which is basically the four corners and the sensor would indicate when a key was depressed so they could make it super slim. Did it in there? The problem was it was so slim. It didn't really feel like you were typing it all. It didn't have that right. Feel at also people immediately started getting the key stuck because there was so little space underneath them any little bit a dust debris would get in there so immediately. There were a lot of problems with it. And what apple did was they said. Oh that's great. We're going to put these in everything.
Xbox Series X event updates
"Assassin's creed hall of footage headlines. A bevy of new titles previewed by Microsoft and its Xbox Sirius X. Preview event. You break them down for you. I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge with me is our gaming expert shirt and thanks for joining me. Thanks for having me. Well let's get right to it. Microsoft held preview event And it's really one of the first opportunity to see how some of these Games are going to perform the next generation console. That said I don't know if we saw footage. I mean after this event how you feel about the xbox series Ex. I think that it's going to be interesting effort to sell it and part of this is something that I think. The video game industry has been struggling with her while which is that. It's hard to convince us all that. These things are gonNA look significantly better than they did before with these new hardware. I remember when we went from the xbox to the xbox three sixty and it was crazy I mean it really was a huge difference. And if you go back and look at original xbox games and xbox three sixty or even compare halo games from those generations. It's just it's miles of difference. I saw see this as analysis to that jump for you know your standard To TV to flat screen like from HD was. That was a pretty big jump and then when we got to four K. Like yes sir. I don't know if it's really that much nicer. I think I imagine the video game issues facing some of the same challenges I mean is is more complex just read high resolution but like actually making these games. Look better is a struggle. I I was thinking that the entire time I saw the presentation I was like. I'm really not that blown away. In fact some of these Games look downright awkward and not great. Yeah I think that this is going to be a really interesting test of the market. You know a lot of what's force. People to upgrade over the years has been that the newest games don't run on an xbox three sixty anymore and now that Microsoft is basically promised that a lot of the games to come out of the next year or two are going to run on the xbox one which was released in twenty thirteen that they have basically said well. You don't really have to buy one if you don't want to and I. I'm really curious to see whether people do you know if there are supposed to be some benefits like it's faster loading going to have SA- better looking games in so far as like the lighting look more realistic and whatever else themselves will be largely the same and it. It begs the question like have we gotten to the point where everything's good enough. I mean I'm literally sitting here with a seven year old computer in my lap You know if you go back to the year two thousand two thousand one. A seven year old computer was unusable. And I think that's part of the challenge that they're really gonna be after not just the game makers but the console makers as well.
"roger chang" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Office won't enforce the law into the middle of twenty twenty that's because both the AG's office and the thousands of websites to have to comply with the privacy act need time to figure it all out see that executive editor Roger Chang says that officials in other states are watching to see how this plays out all this is a law that really only have sex folks in California because the state is a large and number these companies are based in California the thinking is that these laws will of kind of ripple through throughout the country and run really throughout their entire user base when the website operators and the state AG finally figure out how to make the new privacy act work the idea is that you'll be able to opt out of your website collecting and selling your personal data officers throughout the LAPD are being reminded of a new state law that set to take effect regarding the use of deadly force as of the new year the legal standard in California for when cops can use deadly force changes from reasonable to only when it's necessary to defend against an imminent threat of death or serious injury LA police chief Michael Moore says it largely mirrors their existing administrative standard well what's critical to our rank and file your officers is recognizing that we have changed our the verbiage of what is defined in our policy from an objective reasonableness in evaluating the totality of circumstances and whether or not the use of force is justified to a standard that says that the reason onus is there's also impacted by the necessity he's directed that a video about the changes be played for officers over the next seven days the police commission recently adopted the department's revised use of force policy to comply with the new state law and is accepting comments Margaret Carrero can extend seventy news radio a wing of the feel Lacy jail facility in Orange County has been revamped with the goal of helping veterans who in a behind bars so when they get out they stay on this new housing unit the Humvee unit will give veterans more time outside of their cells and extra services and training like substance abuse services which one inmate is looking forward to my additions my my worst enemy the unit will contain thirty two beds big screen TV's game room style tables and a host of different programs authorities don't want them to ever come back share of don barn just not making mistakes the kitchen trouble it's repeating those mistakes the kitchen try this is a way of giving back to veterans who have served the country and need extra help congressman Lou caress the veteran we're gonna put you in front of the line to make sure that you get we have militated to make sure that we help you heal those invisible scars state senator Tom Umberg what we're gonna do is we're going to keep the community safer we're gonna prove their lives and their families lies OC officials say a program like this one has drastically cut recidivism rates in one county in Arizona they hope to replicate that success in the city of orange John Baird KNX ten seventy newsradio stall fifty times the your money working in the new year you too will limit data collection on videos geared toward children failing to properly designate videos could lead to federal fines for creators it's part of the federal privacy crackdown the Wall Street journal says videos made for kids will not allow comments that can boost viewership and won't carry personalized ads if you're ringing in the new year with champagne or find Scotch savor the moment more terrorists may soon be on the way in January the trump administration is expected to announce their tariffs on these and other E. U. products will be raised as high as one hundred percent this past October the trump administration imposed a twenty five percent tariff on certain E..
"roger chang" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Station good morning I'm Chris strength and our top story at ten thirty a hit and run accident in Saint Petersburg early this morning is left a woman dead police say twenty six year old Alexis Robinson was hit around twelve thirty AM on him okay street south in thirty fourth Avenue south by a driver who was speeding through the area in a stolen white infinity S. U. V. the driver fled the scene and then ditched the stolen vehicle about three blocks away investigators say there was at least one other person in the car with the driver Amazon prime day is officially on the longest prime day ever forty hours of lashes thirty six hours with more than a million deals available worldwide scene it's Roger Chang says Amazon's goal is to get you sucked into the prime ecosystem you have to be a prime member to participate in prime day last year so many customers logged on to crash their website sales could reach six billion this year a boat with a woman and three children capsized in the Florida Keys the Coast Guard says it was a good Samaritan who rescued all four people after the twenty foot boat overturned in the water the survivors ages range from fifty one to two years old all of them were wearing life jackets when the incident occurred Tampa Bay traffic and weather just moments away but Florida's news hi Chris track pants fox news on lily and move the trump administration taking action on the silent protection the new rule bars migrants from seeking asylum in the U. S. if they've traveled through another country first the rule is aimed at the tens of thousands of migrant families from Central America who travel through Mexico to the U. S. each month many claiming asylum boxes sound occur saying the new rule is almost certain to face a legal challenge on central Indiana.
"roger chang" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"In north by Raymond boulevard. One lane is out bumper to bumper delays. You're all the way back now to pretty much the Holland tunnel. Our next traffic update in less than ten minutes on WCBS weather, Chanel. Let's check the five day forecast with meteorologist, Danielle Knittle. At least one more nice day on the way right, right? Steve things looking pretty nice still for the day tomorrow. We have a hiccup so to speak here for Thursday Thursday, we're going to be dealing with some rain. Especially during the early part of the day. But then things quiet back down, again, Friday and into the weekend not too bad overall here over the next. Several days are skies will be saying mostly clear for tonight. We'll be going down to fifty eight in the city closer to fifty degrees and most of the surrounding suburbs. Then for tomorrow, will hold onto the relatively low humidity during the daytime sunny to partly cloudy with a high of seventy four then clouds build in tomorrow night. And we'll start to see some rain pushing up from the south later on tomorrow night, low fifty eight. And then we'll have that rain often on for Thursday. Couple of spots can see a thunderstorm. The rain can be heavy on occasion. And again, I think the best chance Thursday is going to be during the morning hours. So perhaps a slow commute. High sixty eight Friday, a mixture of clouds and sunshine, a gusty wind for the day, high seventy two then for Saturday sunny to partly cloudy and warmer with a high of eighty two degrees, it's seventy five degrees in Melville, Seventy-six Paramus. We have seventy five in midtown going down tonight to a low of fifty eight Steve. All right. Thank you, Danielle. There is some pushback. Back to an account of the trial of the central park, five. Here's CBS news. Correspondent Pam Coulter. Former central park, five prosecutor, Linda fairstein is disputing the way she's portrayed in the Netflix series, when they see us the bestselling crime, author says the program is full of distortions in full to its, including saying, the suspects were held without food and attributing racial remarks to her, that she said, she never said the film tells the story of the wrongful conviction of five, young black and Latino men for the nineteen Eighty-nine assault on a female jogger in New York, Pam Coulter, CBS news now at seven fifty one dish digital brought to you by h New York's ultimate cameras superstore, the apple watch is about to get more independent and do more without your iphone seen at news executive editor Roger Chang, says the new watch OS six will get its own app store,.
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"Nine Roger Chang. I'm Ben FOX ribbon while Samson's foldable smartphone, Israel, the copies showed off advice. Albie very very short cameo with less lights little darken the lights. It was the cameo at the end of its developer conference. Keynote what do you think this? Now this exists. It's real we saw it. Then what were your first impressions? I think the whole idea is very exciting to create an entirely different concept for a phone slash tablet. And that is you know. You know in invasion that's been going on for for many years. We've been expecting this for a long time that being said people should. Kind of have measured expectations for the first go round. Ultimately, the it's going to be expensive. I'm sure and the apps probably aren't really going to be there. And it's probably going to be kind of clunky fidgeting, right? They've got touted the multi active app multi-activity window. I don't know what it called the ability to handle three apps at once Google on sage talk about how Android we'll be supporting foldable phones. So I mean, there seems to be a lot of forces behind it that that that's gonna make this more than just gimme device. Yeah. But let's let's admit the fact that it could end up becoming gimmick device and good good for Samsung. And I think L G is also another one of these guys working on these types of concepts up. Yeah, they're not gonna stop foldable phones. They said that they're going to be working on Rollerball and stretchable displays. Well, these are really futuristic ideas. But whether customers are going to go for this the prices. Gonna be right. And also, whether the content is actually going to be like, why would I need a role -able phone? Those are all important question. Asking that first ration- even second generation of foldable phone. It's going to be pretty rough. I remember the first galaxy note was not that well received a little clunky. The first curve display. The galaxy round was a complete flop did lead to the things that we have now. So these are definitely stepping stones to something greater. We just don't know when that's actually gonna happen. Yeah. I definitely agree in. So let's let's be cautiously optimistic that this might be a big transition away from the rectangle our phones that we all know today. So next up CNN has its review of the Facebook portal that is the smart speaker slash video chat device. Bottom line. It's our own Meghan Walton says it's an expensive device has slowly awkward designed, but really overall casting shadow overall that are these lingering price. Concerns? Absolute trust Facebook enough to have a portal in your home. No, no. I personally don't and I've talked to enough consumers that don't trust Amazon or Google to have live mics and potentially live cameras in their home. So that's a big ask from Facebook. And I think it is our our own Ian Shir wrote a story about saying like, hey, sweat, the timing on this was really awful. Yeah. And he's right. Absolutely. I mean Facebook is coming off probably the worst year ever right between came Gianluca between the breaches. Then then the go. Hey, guess what we've got a cool product for you. Now, we've got hardware. It's got a camera on everything your home. So so Facebook messenger enthusiasts may by this may actually find a market so calling it completely dead on arrival. I I would hesitate to say that there might still be a market for this thing. But I think that it's an enormous upheld. Battle for them. Agreed. Lastly, let's talk about the best smartphone. You can't buy the US. This is the wall way mate, twenty pro. It's got a long list of features indisp- lay fingerprint Wieder, it's got three rear cameras one of which has a forty megapixel sensor. It's got it's water resistant. It's got the notch basically hits every list every check on that list of flagship phones. But can the us. Do you have a like a dollar value on like what it would cost? If it wasn't the US it somewhere. I mean, it's like the same kind of like thousand dollar, plus, okay? Flagship like price two thousand dollars or anything. No. So it's right now just to be exact Amazon listed thirteen hundred dollars. Okay. So it's definitely a high end of ice throws everything. Is there any chance it could make it to the US at this point? Now, I mean, you can buy it unlocked. It's not gonna be optimized for any carrier. No character. And no US retailer right now is willing to to sell while we device that is too bad. They go from one of those because on CNN Roger Chang on Pentax rhythm sing.
"roger chang" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Serving lunch to homeless veterans this month, along with metro-detroit volunteers all spreading out in Jackson muskegon, and Holland among other cities with hope that others will be inspired to volunteer w w j news time is ten twelve. Another year another set of new iphones from apple with an announcement this week from the electric software giant executive editor for C net news Roger Chang says if you want to do phone be prepared to pay her starting price for warranties firms seven fifty for several years, the starting price of six fifty and we've seen fifty dollar price. Trump's over the last two years. So we're also steadily creeping up there. So it's more expensive be an apple translate. Chang says there were updates to the apple watch along with that of bigger screen and a full EKG monitor. What do you do for a living can make a difference in your dating life and to get more people to swipe right on your dating app? Tender took a look at the most like profiles on this website and found most women are not looking for CEO's or bankers. Here's dating expert and author Donna are pointsman an interior designer up. You know, physician's assistant. A model, you know. And that that's really not surprising. But you know, income is a Radic. So more women nowadays make their own money in in, you know, support themselves, so they don't have to look for money being underlying profession. Weisman says the most like professions for women were registered nurse dentist. Then photographer lions Niners. Take to the field on the west coast later this afternoon. The mother waddles car donation program fall football scoreboard show of Jeff lesson..
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"Location so there are there's an extra step in terms of having to shut. That down you've got to the web and app actively section of the browser to really turn off location data, that's not that's not an area. That people would logically think they'd have to go to to ensure that look their location data wasn't? Being, shared does this only affect people that have a Google, account of some kind of g mail account, generally yes, you. Have a g mail if you use Google maps but this, point who, doesn't use Google maps Google assistant. Google those kinds of services are really relied upon, location as keeping you know even things like Uber you know trip has that requires, location that's still being catalogued in is this, going to, be. Something that just gets worse as more apps tend to come, out and, ask for locations It's definitely going to get, a? Lot harder for, you to basically take yourself out of this location based game so many apps so many services. Required you to to give up that information, and it's it's not malicious right. Like for Uber you need, to give up the location from the cockpit driver knows where to pick you up there's definitely I use, for our lobby things but it's it's definitely getting trickier, if if you wanna keep if you, want to maintain some semblance of privacy skiing a lot harder if you're li-. On. These, services how. Do we tell if Google, is actually, tracking us even though, we ask them not to that's the that's the hard thing it's, really hard to to really tell for sure again you can you can disable the location history disabled the it affect But even, then it's not entirely clear that you know whether or not Google is completely. Blind. To, you okay. And once again that is, Roger Chang, at c net Time.
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"And weather together every ten minutes on the aids newsradio ten eighty chaos l d twentyeight half over already and been a massive amount of stories in the tech world this year so much so cnn put up a top ten list of the biggest stories of the year we're joined by roger chang can you think of a time period has been busier than this one pressed to recall anything like this i thought twenty seventeen intense it's just carpet the first opportunity t's really takes the cake seemingly not even just every week seemingly every day or every other day because some new headline to draw attention to something else going on in the world let's start with number one what did you see is the top story so far the first six months of two thousand eighteen without a doubt the top story of the year had to be facebook all the cambridge alex scandal the data breach the fact that now we we are the question that more a what companies like facebook doing with our data this is something they have to do it for a while we had been giving up art but they really took this scandal to reassess how much we're giving up to companies like facebook now you've been google twitter these other social network and this story just kept growing legs because we're seeing more and more of how many companies have been taking our data not just facebook exactly we add the fact that dunkelberg appeared before congress appeared for the eu pacify just amplified this the other the other kind of i kind of did he that the eu privacy regulation that was really into the scandal they weren't necessarily linked explicitly but the fact that you know privacy was the biggest shirt this regulation perfect in may be around the same time to the controversy was peak bell kind of it all kind of made for this super headline facebook church one thing that's also come out this year of course is fortnight and the just addiction that this game is we've seen stories of children that are refusing to get up off the couches to even use the facilities because they don't wanna miss out yeah i mean i've tried four night and then quickly got killed over and over again i personally don't understand the phenomenon it is absolutely dropping just how much time people are spending on these days not just playing games they'll watch others right you'd have the first time i learnt who was a streamer who who streams four ninety played a trick that became a massive social moment earlier this year so yeah four night it's just it's at this point unstoppable what else did you put on your top ten you know i had this is a silly ones that yawning versus laurel it's what people are talking about for days they were talking about they were arguments with each other for days did they hear you on here laurel laurel at my my wife heard johnny and then the next day her laurel and we had this back and forth something that was her universally talked about what about the whole concept of net neutrality right at number two that was i mean the fact that the laws were getting rolled back dispersed at a hot topic but it's really something that's been the forefront of people's minds that's roger chang from seniors fifty four krld time to check your money stocks are rising as wall street puts trade concerns on the back burner the dow of three hundred eighteen points the nasdaq up forty nine in the snp up twenty two with investors optimistic about earnings reports that are coming soon groupon is hoping to sell itself and its new owner could be a chinese company that already holds a stake in the site that got it start offering daily deals recode reports alibaba could be interested in acquiring groupon chairs are up eight percent but still less than five dollars and another big chinese companies spinning off its streaming music service ten cent plans.
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"The this is the daily deck news show for wednesday december 27th 2017 for details headquarters in los angeles on merit from syria feel in at the beach i sarah lane and of course alongside with us is our producer roger chang how are you sir i'm doing fine this end of the month in december head of the budget as ever 27th i welcome to our end of your listener cohost show this is the annual episode where we invite some folks from our audience in this case supporters at the adviser level on patron to appear with us talk about some technology talk about themselves maybe ask a few questions reveal a few things about the show so please welcome john how's it going hello has gone to arm thanks rent thanks for being with us matthew is here as well matthew thanks for joining us hey thanks for having me and paul paul bars with us as well how's it going it's going great great got the first no of the year so everybody is crashing in know but hoping that good to up all right let's check out start with you john what kind of technology stuff for you into his it with work as it at home as it both what what gets good get you into tech it's a bit of both i started off with a lot of home stuff build a computers a learning about technology uh as fascinating with what computers could do an's as i've gotten older i've learned a lot more learn to help other people on now i'm actually working helping people build their own computers which is a lot of fun said it's just generally everything technology gets me excited for what's going to happen in the future and when you say you're helping people build their own computers for as a hobby or for work.
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"Yeah that's exactly at the time appealed that statements are definitely wasn't a coincidence is saw the heating righetti ends october again you'd beta made pretty firm commitment air in a dramatic one saying that it would cut into profits in your he'll be fine with that and yet each year that is exactly what these countries are gonna stay and hopefully do a to basically stave off any hyun's regulations it's leads bishop of the worst nightmare for them right and then finally of course now now you you have folks who are in the senate hearing following this closely like is wrapping up at this point what comes next at this at this stage so hearings have wrapped up a jazz orders as she back from dc dc already and i believe there's some closed warming advantage of waiting for it this way a answers for two old full issues that eat a congressman asked and had to adapt one of the investigation keeps role hoarded included committees post nigger were eventually but there's still woodies were officials acid information from these companies well it's an interesting time for big technology right now there's a lot of shift happening encounter public perception of these companies and whether they're good they have good intentions or whether they're just out to make money a whatever along with this you know this kind of government scrutiny uh everything seems to be change right now so it's fascinating topic uh whether you appreciate the politics aspect of it or not big change is happening and technology really appreciate coming on to talk about a roger chang from cnet a dot com thank you again roger appreciate it.
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"Daily tech new show is powered by you to find out more had to daily technicial dot com slash support this is the daily tech news for friday september first 2017 i'm tom merit along with sarah lane back on the show that's on married my setup is slightly different than it was last time i was on the show a couple of weeks ago now i'm i'm gonna try to you know it get myself up to a more professional level cats included of cat on q walking behind you well done lucy she is like a circus performer day it's amazing yeah so but yeah i mean i'm kind of it it in a cool transition of of of making a home studio not unlike the one tom that that you run and it's been challenging and writer will continue to be windows drivers did that today project overall really looking parts you can move more on that to come later the show lim peralta here to illustrate the show as well how are you land i am doing well i'm doing really well to getting ready for the holiday weekend so here dos looks good in celebration of the holiday weekend and serves new studio no hats f although i haven't had the my day yeah i'd suggest up a little bit roger chang is dressed up in a tuxedo you can't see him to own higher i'm a little government no hats because it's boiling out where i live i don't wanna decrease in each all of his heads caught a fire.