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"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"It was hard to stay close to family until Facebook portal. Its smart camera keeps up with the kids on video calls, and it's designed for them to be heard loud and clear, put the best part is how close we all feel. Give the gift of a deeper connection. Facebook portal, share something real. Grand Theft Auto, the trilogy, the definitive edition is a collection of some of the most beloved, open world games ever. If there's something really, really wrong about this series of games. What the heck is going on with them? A roger Chang is a daily charge. With us to talk about this is seen at gaming expert ashke Gonzalez, welcome Oscar. Hey, great to be back..
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"It was hard to stay close to family until Facebook portal. Its smart camera keeps up with the kids on video calls, and it's designed for them to be heard loud and clear, put the best part is how close we all feel. Give the gift of a deeper connection. Facebook portal, share something real. YouTube said that it would begin hiding dislike stats on videos, part of an effort to curb harassment. But this is enough. A roger Chang at the studio daily charge. Joining me to discuss the news has seen that media reporter Jones Osman..
Netflix Wins Big at the Emmys
"The emmys were last night and netflix. Dominated the show we look at what series one and wide net flicks is the king of tv right now. I'm oscar gonzales filling in for roger. Chang and this is your daily charge. Joining us is seen at senior reporter. Joe salzman welcome joan. Thank you all right. Well let's break down the show last night be who are the big winners in and one who who won. Let's put it that way. Well we're talking networks slash service. Netflix As you noted was the true winner of last night it one more emmys than any other network at one more enemies than the next two companies combined and it was the first time in years that hit that it outright beat. Hbo and the number of wins at tied. Hbo once in two thousand eighteen but really hbo has been the king of any statues perennially for for years. It was also the most emmy wins that any net tied cbs way back in the pre Streaming pre cable dominance era. Cbs one forty four emmys in one ear. And that's the most up until the only network. That's one that many up. Until this point. So in terms of the companies i wanna flex was was clearly out ahead and then partly. That was because of some of netflix is shows the crown one At tied with the queen's gambit for the most emmys first single program they both want eleven and then among others you know there are a lot of standouts from scrappy your upstarts from apple d. Plus for example ted lasso. They're sort of sports workplace. Fish out of water comedy series won seven awards total Including big awards for comedy series and three acting awards last night so it was a big night for streaming services and a big night for some Buzzy rituals that may be people hadn't heard of before
"roger chang" Discussed on Crime Junkie
"Choices. Missing debit card to do a formal. Dna comparison and confirm what they're now like ninety nine percent. Sure of law enforcement collects some blood from roger chang while also comparing joyce's dental records with their jane doe now all this is pretty standard nothing out of the ordinary right but once the results from the autopsy comes back things. Start to get weird. According to an article in the leaf chronicle. Her cause of death is inconclusive with no marks on her skeleton to indicate a gunshot wound or stabbing or anything like that so since she was on the river. What about water in her lungs to tell them if she had drowned. Apparently they can't even tell that it's inconclusive. I know this common view that autopsies always hold the answers about how someone died. And i mean it's true that more often than not they do and more often than not law enforcement learns something from the autopsy. Even if it's not like a black and white you know this is how it was done and whatever there's still information like information information and yet here there's nothing i'm gonna be honest. I didn't even think this was possible. I thought dental records were assure thing i did too. But i mean there's a first time for everything i guess so it this play all police can do is wait for the dna test results to come back. Hopefully with that conclusive identification. Now that takes a couple of weeks but ultimately it is confirmed. Their jane doe is joyce chang but even now they still have almost nothing to go on by july of nineteen ninety nine six months after joyce i went missing. Investigators are grasping at straws. Like they look into some sketchy and honestly borderline racist theories about joyce's financial habits. They also look into the possibility that she was abducted by a sex trafficking. Ring and police also follow up on another theory. That's got a little more substance to it. So it turns out that one starbucks employees does come forward a little bit later and tell police back in january that you know what they did think they saw joyce in the shop..
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"Apple made it official. The company set out invites for a virtual vent for september fourteenth. Where next tuesday for big falls that. What are we expecting roger chang. This is your daily charge joining us to come through the mess of rumors and speculation out..
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"Joining us to come through the mess of rumors and speculation out. There is fun. Reviewer patrick colin. Welcome patrick hello. Thanks for having me first off. When is this event actually happening. It's happening tuesday september fourteenth. All right so it's less than a week away. And i know some copies in the midst of this pandemic have been experimenting with different kinds of presentations than i know. Google had a hybrid one with some folks there. This one is this. Are we expecting some a virtual only pre canned type fair. Or you think the be any kind of wrinkles. Toss at us here. That's a great question because to be honest we don't know really but we do so last fall. Apples event was virtual only and predominantly over the past year. There's been one one exception where their events have been all virtual that means everything's either prerecorded or or filmed and edited and they're basically playing video as they announced these products. And the was the google. I o event where they had some of their developers in employees. That was like a a live broadcast but it wasn't kind of like our typical event. And actually i went to a motorola event for a much smaller muss well-known phone call the motorola edge and that was the first in-person press event for a piece of hardware. I believe in the world since the pandemic started. So it's interesting. I think a lot of its are hoping that this event might be in person. I think there's a thousand reasons. Why part of the biggest reasons cove it. And when we received word about the event we received a invitation and on the invitation said california streaming which could be a reprint of the fact that this is a virtual event that will be streaming. So
Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3: Did Samsung Finally Get Foldables Right?
"Packed in a lot of new features and lowered the price on both its galaxy. Full three foot three foldable phones. But is it enough to justify that still lofty price point. Roger chang and this is your daily charge joining me is. Patrick has a chance to play with both phones for about two days now so first off galaxy full three or foot three. Which do you prefer. I prefer the flip three. But i would also say that you're asking someone. Would you prefer to seek convertible or like a a range rover suv. It's like well. They're both pretty nice and for different people or different occasions. Sometimes you want to have the convertible and sometimes you want the comfort in the you know the space of range river. And i think this is a good metaphor for these nuns. But personally the one. I'm drawn to without even thinking about it. Without even thinking about price and drawn to the flip i liked the idea of smartphones. Like the idea folding what seems like a regular phone in half
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"Google unveiled its new pixel phone monday with the pixel six. Give the iphone. Some competition oscar gonzalez filling in for roger chang and this is your daily charge with us to talk about the pixel six is seen at senior reporter. Richard yeta who wrote about the news of the announcement yesterday. Welcome richard hey. Thanks for having me. So richard give us a quick overview will of what google announced since. It doesn't appear to be much right right so this is kind of a pre announcement. It's not launched. You know they usually launch it around the fall but they did give us some information about what it's going to be. They showed us with actual phone. Looks like it looks very different from last year's phone. And they the the big news was that they are. they're making their own system on chip now previously. They were using a processor from qualcomm but now they're they're making their own. Yeah i it seems that google really push that for the of six. So tell us about tells about these trips The these chips that are use for the phones privy said it was qualcomm. What's google doing with this new chip. Why is that such a big deal..
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"Us to talk about the pixel six is seen at senior reporter. Richard yeta who wrote about the news of the announcement yesterday. Welcome richard hey. Thanks for having me. So richard give us a quick overview will of what google announced since. It doesn't appear to be much right right so this is kind of a pre announcement. It's not launched. You know they usually launch it around the fall but they did give us some information about what it's going to be. They showed us with actual phone. Looks like it looks very different from last year's phone. And they the the big news was that they are. they're making their own system on chip now previously. They were using a processor from qualcomm but now they're they're making their own. Yeah i it seems that google really push that for the of six. So tell us about tells about these trips The these chips that are use for the phones privy said it was qualcomm. What's google doing with this new chip. Why is that such a big deal. The the main point of making the the chip actually is is Because they wanted to have more computing power. Google's big thing is. They're pushing that they have these. Ai capabilities that other phones don't have and machine learning capabilities and so they say that they want to make their own chips because it will allow them to make products that you know that are smarter in that are better and so some of the demos that i saw were a dictation demo where you would speak text If if you're if you're driving or something in your hands are free you speak your you know your message Usually that can get kind of clunky on on on a phone. They did a demo where it was pretty clean. The software was able to understand what What the speaker was saying pretty well and the other thing is that they they wanna make it so the video capabilities on the pixel are
Netflix to Dive Into Video Games
"That's looks he's getting into gaming marking big expansion for the streaming media giant. But we actually play these games. Roger chang this. Is your daily charge. Here talk about netflix. Upcoming venture is seeing. That media reported jones jonsman. I've object so first off. What netflix actually announce yesterday. Net flex confirms what it's already been telegraphing for while That it does want expand into video games. it's flirted with them a little bit in the past But what it wants to do is basically make video games. Starting with mobile games like another genre of programming on its service started out with their high profile highbrow drama series and then a few years later they expanded into reality shows and horror movies. They're kind of seeing video games as sort of the evolution of that but obviously video games are very different than you know a narrative television show or movie. Yeah i mean. That's a great point. Because i i know. Netflix is trying to spin this as almost another genre. It's expanding into but it feels like it's a whole it's a whole different experience and appears that's doesn't seem to have a lot of experience in gaming like what what are you sort of expect to senior. Well they've sketched out some pretty broad ambitions from what they're going to do they want to start out with mobile gaming i And but they've also said that they can see that expanding to every kind of device that they already support for netflix. Which means that. They envision gaming consoles as candidates for the kind of games they make desktop possibly gaming and of course streaming. Tv's which aren't necessarily you know you don't associated as gaming device quite as much but that's definitely where a lot of the growth has been in terms of watching television movies on that flex so maybe they'll figure maybe we'll crack the code on connected tv. Casual gaming. I don't
Amazon's Poor Treatment of Workers Is Catching Up to It
"Days right around the corner but amazon and the news for other reasons and not good roger. Chang and this is your daily charge. You're talking about amazon. And the faces is an ecommerce. Beat reporter atallah. There are number of amazon stories that came out yesterday taking a critical look at what it's like to work there. It's not pleasant Before we get to those stories you had a piece about Specifically looking at the long lines wait times at some of these amazon warehouses Brief summary of what your stories about So right now. A group of amazon warehouse workers are suing over ovid nineteen helps checks as they wait to enter the workplace in coffee in and they say can take place twenty five minutes so they're not paid for they happen before clock in And they're suing thing. They should be paid. An amazon has a history of being sued for unpaid time like that. They also underwent a series of lawsuits over not paying for people to stand in line for security texas. They left the building at the end of their shifts. And took that all the way up to the supreme court So right now. There's just sort of battle over what's paid time. What's not paid time even if it's something that amazon requires that employees
Amazon Sidewalk Is Live, What Should You Do About It?
"Sidewalk is an ambitious program to create east smart neighborhood by borrowing thais liver of your bandwidth the powered echo devices. Now us live what you do about it. On roger chang industry daily charge joining us to talk about all things. Sidewalk is our smart home expert at at editor right chris. Welcome i roger beer. So i what is amazon sidewalk. So what amazon sidewalk is basically trying to do is help devices outside. The home connect with amazon servers. So it's using your echo in ring devices as sort of like a relay if there's a device that's like a neighbor's light or someone lost a tile tracker in the vicinity of your home where it's in bluetooth range of that echo device and you have sidewalk turned on in so do today that device from another person can send data to amazon servers to get to the tile rivers or to get to whatever servers needs to get to save at. The light needs to come on that. The tracker is missing. And it's passing that data through your echo devices. It's using bluetooth. The send the data to the echo device. And then you're passing that along through your network up to amazon servers. So the scary part of that is that it's using a little bit of your home's bandwidth and it's letting other people potentially have s in a sort of anonymous in unseen way to your home's
Mark Zuckerberg Discusses the Future of VR and AR, Part 2
"This is part two of a special two part episode conversation. With facebook's mark zuckerberg about vr and ar in the second half of our conversation. We discuss social media and how vr could evolve what facebook becomes as well as where kids fit into the picture with oculus quest and how facebook could the integrating into its remote work plans. I'm scott stein filling in for roger chang and this is your daily charge speak social because i think about that too you. Just launched a revamped version of social avatars. Horizon is kind of seems like facebook's metaverse Is keeps approaching Have you been spending time inside of. I've had two demos in horizon over the past couple of years. But i was curious if you're spending time in there and and what you might be doing in it and whether that might be heading towards a launch. It's this is a big project for us. 'cause there needs to be a social fabric that goes across these different all of the different layers of virtual reality. And that's where we hope to do with horizon. So part of it is building in the environment where we're digital creators can create worlds. And you can hang out with your friends Part of it is. We're building out this avatar system that is going to get increasingly expressive on the one hand and then if you want also realistic although i i think that everyone wants to be exactly realistic over the time so you want to offer both expressive and realistic. They're all these different services of this But basically that's a big part of what we wanna do around or at horizon also spans. You're not just it's not just social use his. it's not just gaming. I think it's also going to be work in collaboration productivity. If that's a big thing that we focused
Amazon is on edge over Alabama union vote
"I'm roger chang and this is your daily charge joining us to run through this. Big labor battle is laura. Atallah our amazon expert. Welcome lor so. Can you give me a quick quick recap of what this vote. There are five thousand. Eight hundred warehouse workers in bessemer alabama voting on whether to or me union. It would be the first. Us amazon union. And it's also one of the largest if not dealer described to vote on forming a union in the us for amazon. And so there's a lot at stake here. It could kind of not like a beachhead free unions if it inspires other warehouse workers in other locations to organize. And what are we expecting the results so the results could happen at any time. The national labor relations board is counting up to balance and they could be this week or next antezana pretty vocal there. Obviously against this. And they've made the argument that they already pay their poise fifteen dollars an hour which is above the national minimum. What exactly are workers asking for. What's really prompting this. Push to unionize down in bessemer right. So the workers invest myr say that they would really like more control over their breaks and rest time and that comes from the fact that are ten hour shifts and they are extremely physical so people who are picking up packages from tote santa putting them on conveyor belts to be put in boxes are walking upwards of ten miles a day in their shifts bending down at santa gap again bet. Certain say there's other jobs where there's a lot of movement all day and amazon does offer breaks course and allows people to go to the bathroom whenever they need to. Workers say that the requirements to fill werner's are so onerous that they don't really get to take extra break on pop up those like hour rest period total of by ryan the the debris down thirty minutes. Relaunch to fifteen minute breaks right
Google, Facebook and Twitter face off with Washington, DC Again
"Facebook ceo mark zuckerberg google ceo sundar pichai and twitter ceo. Jack dorsey will appear before a house subcommittee meeting later today to discuss the role in fomented misinformation. The what are we actually expect to hear. Roger chang and this is your daily charge with us offer preview the proceedings is google reporter rich. Never welcome rich eight each before we get into today's session. You you just give us a quick review of all the times that big tech has appeared before congress and why they've been called in because it's been a number of times at this point over even the last year they've they've showed up to dc or at least virtually with increased frequency right. Yes so it seems like this is a regular occurrence now. But they've been called in for a bunch of things in the past. The big thing was antitrust. Last time they've also been called for an anti gay bias. That republicans are alleging. It been called for election interference in the two thousand sixteen election as well as twenty twenty election and they've been called for data collection in. So it's a it's a pretty regular occurrence days. Yeah it's it's old hat but for this session which is about this information on. What what are we expecting to hear. And what are some of the central themes about misinformation We're going to be hearing about this. One is is about misinformation and disinformation in particular and congress has a lot to choose from. In terms of nate. They tech here The election misinformation. For this this past election we got the lead up to the storming of the capital in how misinformation and disinformation but to extremism. And we got kobe. Nineteen misinformation about the causes in the vaccine. And you know what that means for for everybody going forward. So there's there's a lot hughes from.
The inventor of the cellphone calls on carriers to focus more on closing broadband gap
"Following. It's the second part of our four part interview with martin cooper inventor the phone. I'm roger chang and this is your daily charge or one of the issues. I've talked a lot about on this podcast and seen that in general the issue of the digital divide. I know you talked about that near the tail. Ender near the second part of your books. I'd love to get your perspective on really the deserve holistic impact of the cell phone and whether or not it's been a force for good in how it's been a force for good in closing that broadband gap that digital divide. We'll just think about this routers The whole educational system has been challenged today because the teacher gets up and gives a lecture and he's talking to a bunch of students if they're connected if they have smartphones they have access to all the knowledge the world the shakers not gonna give them information that they can find words so the whole nature of what a teacher is changes. The teacher now teaches people how to reach out for of religion. How to handle it. Taylor's educative process to individuals that having a lecturer to talk a people each different girl every other person. So we discover that what the result of this is that people's minds the challenge borden. They did before and the result of that. Is it their brains. Get bigger thinking smarter. Just think about that. Now that in this country one of the most advanced countries not in the world but in history forty percent of the students in this country do not have access to broadband wireless forty percent. Just imagine what that means over long term when the educational process chain that we end up with forty percent of the population with bigger brains. They're smarter or sixty percent and forty percent are dummies unacceptable with Broadband wireless now as essential to people as water food. So somehow that problems got to get fixed at the moment. The government is not digging right approaches. The only way to do that is through a first of all accept the fact this is essential and go to the carriers people have exclusive use of a spectrum and tell them either. You service all of the public or we're going to allow other people to do it. The technology exists to provide students with robin wireless whereas littlest cyber ten dollars a month. At that level everybody can have access to the but semi were we have to remove moves us exit seventy two big guys t verizon d mobile. They're doing a great job for the dense areas for the city's suburbs. They are not to have good job for the rural areas. They are after a good job for the people that can't afford a sixty dollars a month for a cellphone. The technology exists to do the both of those legs to handle people that can't afford into the rural areas and it's up to the government now to do figure out ways for business to provide those two kinds of services. We have to have one hundred percent accessibility for students and ultimately for everybody. Because i i'm so delighted you read the book because you know that it's not just education it's healthcare we're all going to be ultimately connected have have our bodily characteristics measured continually. There is the potential that we can anticipate diseases in people before they happen. Just because we're measuring things continually so healthcare is going to be a revolution. You can't provide after one segment of the public but public and keep it from other people so between those two issues education healthier and then you get the most important wall in. That's what your profession is is. Collaboration is getting people to talk to each other to generate ideas to people who are always more creative corporate than one person but of you got people talking to each other groups independent of time independent of where they are the potential for improving the productivity of people will be such that the idea of poverty will disappear. There's going to be enough for everybody. There is no reason why everybody can't be wealthy announced. Never worry about food or housing and everybody can't downs. The education served there.
As COVID-19 ravages the world, closing the digital divide is more critical than ever
"The digital divide continues to be. A massive problem made worse by the coronavirus. Pandemic things are especially bad in appalachia. I'm roger chang and this is your daily charge sina is once again taking a look at this problem. Our series crossing the broadband divide and story in the latest package. Takes a look at the unique problems in appalachia a region with some of these slowest access speeds and accordingly lows incomes in the country with us to talk about. This is editor. Ray hodge welcome. Ray hey roger how are you so to kick things off. He gives us a sense of how big the broadband gap problem is in this area. I loved do that if we could actually find that information out in an accurate way and see. That's the that's the core problem. Isn't it the the big core problem here is that we don't have a full and complete rendering of the map of this digital divide because for many years. Now our our mapping has focused on deployment and not speed or actual access so while we have information about what census tracts have at least one connected household in them. We don't actually know. How many houses in each one of these census tracts is connected end accessing broadband much less whether or not they're getting the speeds that we normally classified as high speed broadband right and so we are looking at numbers that are probably severely. Undercounted the sec report which came out last month said that the number of folks who don't have access to broadband when down to fourteen point five million from about eighteen million a year ago most broadband experts. I think almost all broadband experts including the federal government and folks on the fcc all agree that that number is probably dramatically low and undercounted And and there's been a lot of issues you pointed out with the data behind these broadband maps that the fcc charge of some changes coming and we'll talk about that later later in the but let's let's get back to your story because you take a look at the appalachian region specifically you grew up in kentucky. You still live near louisville this curious. What broadband access has been like for you your family and how. It's changed over the years so we were based out of eastern kentucky. My family was and we've moved away from there. So i'm i'm what you would call the gas for the appalachian diaspora but i didn't get Internet in central kentucky until the same year. We got city water. Run out to our place somewhere around nine hundred ninety eight something like that and even though of course it was it was screeching -ly slow. Pardon the the the dialup pun. But yeah it's been intermittent right so it's taken that long to get it and where i live now in louisville i've got one gig fibre pay around sixty dollars a month. Which is the national average but there are still people out in the areas. Where i used to live in where you know. It may cost him one hundred dollars a month to get dsl equivalent speeds. It's insane the disparity there but growing up with This sort of Slow crawl towards access. It's remarkable to see what progress has been made because there is some but it's incredibly frustrating to see that after decades. This is still happening. These these problems are still happening. You're still dealing with a basic infrastructure and speeds. That are nearly unusable when it comes to like that so you talked a bit about the map and faulty data behind that but what are some of the other issues that has made broadbent hard to come by in this region so we've got a constant narrative going on where it's always sort of presented as a problem with hilly terrain and were unable to run lines or the the issue is often kind of bought and sold by that narrative. And that's really that's only one small part of the equation right. It's not just about hilly terrain because we've been able to make all kinds of technological advancements in these areas all kinds of construction industries like the mining and coal industry have no problem navigating hilly terrain. So you know. Mountains are not necessarily the thing that is always stopping Companies running out there a lot of the times it has to do with the fact that When it comes to infrastructure it has to do with the fact that it's not as profitable for for companies to run lines out into rural areas right even though they may be picking up subsidies and there was some fraud that had gone on in different rural regions By companies historically who claim to have all these people connected and then didn't so that's one part of it the infrastructure politics behind that the other part of it is that there are two digital heights right. There's one which is i. Don't have the lines. I'm divided from my lines. The other one is. I'm divided from the ability to pay for it which is actually the bigger digital divide across rural and urban areas.
Googles fight with Australia could spiral into global backlash for its media dominance
"In a fight with australia over the state of how compensates the news industry and may spark a global backlash over media dominates on roger chang. The daily charge helping us break this issue down its crackle reporter rich neva. Welcome rich thanks for having me so set the scene for us. What is this proposed law australia. Why is google so worked up about it. So it's called the news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code. And what that is is it. Basically requires large tech companies like google and facebook to pay publishers whenever they publish snippets or or link to their content and the code would basically force the platforms to negotiate with publishers. To decide a rate. And if they don't they can't decide rate together then arbitrators would come in and they would have to follow all of those rules now. That's an interesting proposal. It's give some context around this because this isn't just an australia. Show this part of service of long standing. Tensions between the news media the media industry and google right. Yeah i mean. It's it's a taylor's old is the internet. Google and facebook every ravaged the media advertising business and so journalists are really at the mercy of the platforms. We pay attention to seo when facebook tweaks its algorithm. We have to really pay attention to it right when facebook wanted to to really highlight video on the platform. Lots of news outlets Video on the other hand. Google and facebook really gave news at reach. They basically provide exposure. You know when somebody has a new story we benefit from that. So it's it's kind of a double edged sword. That's why it's not dry topic here. a for legal from a lawmaker perspective. This isn't just australia right water. What are some of the other proposed bills or regulations being floated around the world yet. So i'm australia is one market but this is really kind of a global story. It tells a story of how government's ron ruled are really kind of getting more aggressive in trying to rein in big tech. The interesting thing here is that the eu obviously a market. That's really a lot. Bigger has has said that they if they would consider following australia's lead in in legislating. That way google has had these kind of desktops in in insane francis. Well so it's it's a larger story instead of just kind of this. One is one thing in australia. But we'll see how it kinda plays out. so what are lawmakers say goggles. Obviously based here is there. Is there a different tact or they also looking to find ways to exercise. Some sort of tax frugal To the news industry so the interesting thing is that the trump administration actually opposed the proposal because it first applies to us companies also opposed some of the particular details of the arbitration process. What's interesting is that. This is kind of sparked a war with google's rivals. Microsoft is said yesterday that day in the us should adopt similar. Proposals microsoft obviously has a a conflict of interest. Here they they owned being in so they're their rivals and google has fired back saying that. You know being just wants more market share. What about facebook. What does it say in this. Facebook is also said that you know it would stop a news sharing in australia. So they've been as aggressive as well. But the the attention is really been on on google. Because i guess they threatened to cut search out of the country which which would be a huge deal for over twenty five million. Australians yet that would be a big deal. Just how credible is that threat. Is that just a scare tactic or do you think google was serious. Wanted you know made that that threat you know. It's it's hard to say. Google has made good on some Some press in the past. It pulled a google news out of out of stain in two thousand fourteen. When when spain passed a law that would that would make it pay publishers. Google searches is obviously a huge part of the internet and australia's prime minister has has kind of reacted to. He saw that as kind of kind of a hassle. He said you know. We don't negotiate with threats. I think both sides don't want that to happen in. Google has said that it's kind of a a worst case scenario but it nonetheless is making the threat and is trying to get leverage and how publishers responded this to this proposal because we've talked a lot about you know australia in google but the ones most impacted or potentially most impacted are these publishers. So what are they saying. And i know in may not be a consensus there but if you can give a sense of what the range of opinions are that big right so there is definite. There's there's a big range of opinions. It's kind of a mixed bag you know. I think a lot of publishers agreed at something has to be done but a lot of publishers. Don't think this is particular. Media code in. Australia is the way to go. You know there are publishers. Who say that know. We really benefit from google and facebook into uh said that. that's a big deal and there are other publishers. At say that you know this is kind of the right thing to do. We get paid but the arbitration process is is kind of fuzzy in. So it's it's it's kind of a mixed bag
Just bought an Oculus Quest 2? Here are the best VR games
"It's lower priced. Sequel have been hot items during the pandemic lockdown but what are some of the best experiences all the hit. Vr headset roger. Chang and this is your daily charge. He'd offer us. his curated. picks is scott stein a resident. Vr expert welcome scott. Hey thanks so. Let's start with the basics. Tell me a bit about the quest. The oculus quest and quest to the end up to you. I think when you look at the question. The question with facebook is down with them. They now stand alone as a type of product. That doesn't really exist anywhere else. Which is that. they're totally stand. And as a result they're completely wireless and makes a really big deal when use the are. Vr is a is a weird proposition. It's it's kind of clunky you're putting on your head you've got to set it up it's intimidating and i think we're moving as many weirdnesses as possible helps the seamlessness of that moving around with just a headset on and makes me go back to things like playstation vr vr in really get annoyed the cables and the tangle and i think that stuff is really like a huge part of the project feeling that turns people off to vr and as we go forward the quest is only going to be the model for more things trimmed down and become more flexible. Apple's doing or if samsung gets back in the game or whatever else. So i think it's kind of like the boot of the concept and vr's been kevin nash thing. I think it definitely broke out a bit. Mortar the pandemic when we were all locked down but in terms of recommendations. Who do you think should be buying of the headset or early. And oculus quest quest to well. It's not. I keep talking medicine people and in i kind of almost approach it the way i think about smartwatches which is like you don't really need one. And so i feel like you know weird saying you gotta have it. But you don't but i do think if you're looking for something new i think if you're looking for something that's going to maybe give you sense of novelty to show you some amazing things to potentially connect with people and play games in a different way. I think it's great for that. I think the price right now. Facebook is aligned. It at a cost is not impulse purchase but three hundred four hundred dollars. Isn't that consoles soon. And i think that that's something that you could get yourself as a treat and it's pretty cool for that if you can deal with the facebook logging requirement and be okay with that. I think there are a ton of games. Which aren't too expensive. And there are a lot of apps and there's a lot of stuff to explore. But i do think it's you have to realize that it's not going to serve you for everything but i think it's experiences are really unique. Especially i look at the playstation five in the and the newest xbox series x and the experiences are not new different. They're nicer but the with the question is is is significantly different. Well let's talk about some of those experiences because you've got a story out today rounding up some of the best games and experiences for the question quest to run through of those. What would you recommend if someone's got a new vr headset. What are some of the games and experiences. They should be downloading sure. Well one thing that's funny is as soon as a new there are a lot of you know rehashed. Vr games like ones that have been around for years in vr. But they still have a long shelf life. And i think that's something to consider when you think about what things to get There are classics one classic. For instance is beat. Saber saber. you've heard about forever. But i think it's like the game obviously to get a couple of goes without saying you don't need to spend much time talking about but it's a lightsaber music rhythm game. I think it's what. Vr does best right now on. Quest is things that get you active things that you can interact with with. Really seamless reaction time. There's a lot of things like that. There are some boxing games. There's dance central and associates. Were locked down for a lot of us not getting out. It's pretty active. It stood in for exercise for me. So i'd say beat savers the best be you can also pick up other exercise a games. So that's a great start from there. You can get into things that i think it'd be a little bit social. There's a free game called eco. Vr that is basically like ultimate frisbee zero-gravity And it's great. You play with other people. It's it's technically kind of a beta but it works really smoothly and if you wanna jump in with or just want to try it yourself. It's disorienting and fun. And i feel like in that same vein. There are other multiplayer things. The problem is you wanna have somebody else to do this with. And i think it gets better. You know someone else who has a quest game called cookout. that's a good collaborative cooking game. When i do that with my nephew it actually feels like we're hanging out in the same room. I mean cartoons but it's a very different feeling than just like popping in and playing animal crossing where like playing a game on on a console and similarly population one is kind of a fortnight for vr It's not perfect. But it is really fun and i think it it. You know it again. These are things. I like games. That have a lot of replay ability because a lot of games in vr are very short. Others are like a couple of hours in length. So i think like those things and there are a couple of ones you can dabble in rec room.
Apple and Facebook are fighting over your privacy. What it means for you
"Apple and facebook are lashing out at each other in the debate over privacy. That could have huge ramifications on you. That's what this all means. Roger chang of this is your daily charge helping sort out this mess between apple and facebook is our social media reported queenie wong welcome queenie. You're having me so. This sort of the basis of this feud for us. What are apple facebook. Actually fighting about so apple is making this update to the software that runs. Its iphones sometime in the spring. And basically it's requiring app developers to get permission from users to track them across apps in websites that aren't owned by that company. So you would see this pop up. Come up in for the facebook app that says facebook with blake to track you across you know other apps and websites and the reason why for personalized advertising. And you'd have to click. I allow them to track me or doing. Allow them to track me on. Facebook really isn't happy about that change because it sees it as sort of an attack on their business model. How they make money right. I understand from a financial perspective y. Facebook would be so bothered by this. But what is the argument that they're making the how this might hurt consumers because ultimately at the face of things when i look at this for consumers having more transparency or having apple. Be more proactive. About how you're being tracked seems like a good thing. Jesus argument is small businesses. You know the really kind of pinning this more onslow. Businesses rely on ads in order to serve the right. Ask the right people you need all this data about who they are Sometimes ads are targeted based on your age or your geography and when consumers see ads they will buy these products from these businesses Fees argument is that if there is a movement away from personalized advertising than one. It would be harder for an app like facebook to offer. Its services were free without a subscription cost and then to these acts would be forced to make up. You know the money somewhere else in so that might be more in-app purchases that might be a subscription fees and bear four move in facebook's mind would make the internet more expensive for consumers essentially the arguments still is making now. It's interesting that they make that point especially calling in small businesses. Does that tactic. The amazon also uses about how damaging amazon also hurt small businesses. It's interesting how big tech likes to serve us. Small business as a shield for their arguments. What apple what. What are they saying about. The criticisms that facebook has lobbied against them. Apple has jim. is actually weighed in on this on twitter and he said you know dared is trying to give people more control over their data and facebook instill serve targeted advertising but they have to get permission from the users. So apple says this. Isn't you know about the making more money or you know making things more expensive for consumers or harming small businesses but this is more about giving users more control about for a over their data and so when they see this pop up bill now like this particular act tracks across multiple websites and other apps About like to you when you look at these arguments respective argument watts which one holds more water. Which or which one you think elliot's will will resonate more with the public. Well i think right now. Part of the issue is that for facebook. There is a reputational problem. I think that's part of the reason why. Facebook has come out swinging swinging against apple after the cambridge. Analytica scandal They've really had to sort of like repair. This image that they care about five ac- because that scandal was about data sharing and for the majority of people. Most people don't like to see ads unless it's during the super bowl and you know there's also these conspiracy theories facebook listens in on your conversations on to serve you ads because they're targeted advertising. So good i mean. I've even had an instance where like one time i was eating yogurt and i'm on facebook Vaccine brand of yogurt was on my facebook feed. So they're asking me pretty spot but they also can be somewhat creepy to her. So i can see why facebook is concerned but i it other companies have also weighed in and they're not saying the sky is going to be falling like facebook saying got it and ultimately how do you think this will actually affect consumers will want i think most people don't think about the business side of you know i get this app for free. Why you know what is sort of the trade off.
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
"roger chang" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
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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
"With me to help interview Ronin is my colleague you'll have Blumenthal Roger. . Ronin thanks for joining US pleasure so You've been working for a while now it's the industry has been working on for a while it's been live for almost two years at this point. . But how big of a deal is it that apple is finally getting into the five day game. . So Roy, , if I may just take people back is you know great debt technologies when they arrive needs to be deployed within an ecosystem and we started like three plus years ago and we have the technology for more. . We brought best in class partners together and said, , look within this five G. is going to be huge we want to accelerate. . The development of the standards, , the development of the of the equipment. . So we kind of put our money where out was early on, , and since then we've been in the vanguard and really the announcements today are a combination of that two to three year cycle where we've worked with chipset manufacturers, , we've worked with network equipment vendors and we've worked with all of the premium device manufacturers in the world, , and we brought together a very clear understanding the potential of both five G. and particularly five G. A. millimeter waves, , and that has resulted in this year long now after the announcements from Apple Twenty five, , five G. devices coming to. . The US, , all of which you're supporting at millimeter wave and really reflecting I believe an accelerated adoption curve that can only get faster. . Now that apple in Iowa have joined the party now you spent a year and a half touting the insane speeds that you get with that millimeter way side p speeds but realistically for Law Folks Buying, , an iphone twelve of their likely will be accessing the Logan five through the nationwide <unk> work announced today. . I'm just curious how you are either educating or bracing consumers. . On, , what could be a disappointing first impression of five G. because it's not quite those millimeter way speeds low band is at this point, , you know an incremental upgrade over our faster four g networks. . So I'd break it into two parts, , the devices that are coming to market today in the recent past from other device manufacturers have chipsets in them, , which are optimized to use the existing technologies for Jim Five G. Even better to deliver better experiences better battery life better capabilities on the devices. . So there's An proposition for any. . Who is considering upgrading? ? The second thing is in today was a perfect demonstration of it. . The pace of software innovation around networks is faster than it's ever been. . We announced today that because of the availability of ATC on the down Lincoln to see on the up link with Camera Gatien that we've essentially doubled the spades in millimeter wave, , but it's not about speed. . Speed in our business is a proxy for capacity and capability, , and so think about it is is it that somebody needs four gigs or is it that a thousand people in a stadium or all streaming four? ? K At exactly the same time? ? That's the question that you have to answer, , and so the opportunity for customers to enjoy both fabulous ultra why bound experiences but also because of our commitment to ultra wideband in those densely populated areas in the high traffic areas, , actually the flow to the ultra wideband network is also freeing up the very best of the best in class for Jail T. network we have a now five gene nationwide covering over two hundred million. . Of the US population so it is a win win it gets better for everybody. . Okay. . So talking about that you know win win and getting people onto five G. Phones, , that's obviously a big opportunity for getting people to switch and get onto the new networks with your approach with dss, , is there an added incentive for you guys to get people to upgrade so that you can restart reallocating spectrum from four G. L. T. to five G. when in fact, , it's almost the the country while we're absolutely excited about telling the five story to our customers. . The use of DSS means that we don't have to artificially partition between one part of our spectral bands and another to create individual lanes for individual technologies we allow seamless access across the network. . Occasioned by the management of that network in a way that says if there's more need for four G. than we have it, , if there's more need for five G. Than we have, , that's a distinct alternative to somebody saying I have a dedicated line for five G. and if it's empty, , it stays there unused. . So we it's highly efficient in the way we use it, , and therefore we think gives the best experienced about I wasn't willing to compromise my for gop experience of which might customers came for. . In in a rush to the <unk> experience, , what I've committed to is building the best four g LTE network and then on top of the best five G. Nationwide and the new five jailed for wideband. . Network and that's part of Verizon's consistent commitment to delivering quality experience choice. That's . our value proposition
"roger chang" Discussed on The 3:59
"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. . <hes> 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 <hes> 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 <hes> 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 <hes>. . 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 <hes> 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
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
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"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. .
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"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 <hes>, , 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 <hes> 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, ,
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"Another temporary refree for TIC Tac and its American users. A federal judge has postponed the Trump Administration order, which would have been the photo app from US smartphone APP stores at midnight. The ruling followed an emergency hearing on Sunday in which lawyers for TIC Tac argued the administration's APP store van would infringe on First Amendment rights scene at executive editor Roger Chang, U. S officials have maintained that TIC TAC represents a security threat because the popular APP collects a lot of personal data on his users. Which could be turned over to the Chinese government. While this could theoretically happen, there's no evidence that actually has suicides among active duty U. S military jumping by as much as 30% as Faras compared with the same period last year. There have been 114 active duty suicides this year. So far, this is use a radio news. Balance of nature changing the world. One life at a time. I've always taken care of myself. I always cook my own food. I just was losing steam, which is very unusual for Mae Ni said. You don't want a lot of our food. They don't have the nutrients they did 100 years ago. I took a chance with bound to nature and I see a difference before I took down the nature by one o'clock in the afternoon, I found myself napping. Well, that's not happening anymore. I finally found something that the real deal and I'm just very happy to have balance in nature..
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"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 <hes> essentially, , what happened was that apple kicked the APP out of the APP store. So . everyone who had already downloaded, , it could play it but you couldn't download it new or get updates, , and over time the APP stopped working as well as all the other ones because there were software updates that were new <hes> in that game new parts of the game they put out that you couldn't get. . Tick talks obviously, , not a video game, , but I imagine that this is going to be what happens. . We're GONNA SEE UPDATES come down and they'll probably try to maintain it as best they can so that people who already have it in the US can keep using it but eventually, , if this doesn't get sorted out the APPS, , just GonNa stop working. . So let's roll back a bit. . Why are these bands being put placed essentially this is all coming down to a national security conversation these. . APPS are you have to think about it? ? These are some of the first APPs from China to really take off in the United States and I mean really take off and. . I think that it's caused us to rethink about a lot of how we talk about the Internet in the last few years I started hearing a lot more about China's version of the Internet and our of the Internet and setting these two things apart. . They've always been slightly different but there's now like a concerted conversation over this issue and what China is doing, , and this is what led a little bit to this national security concern. . Essentially, , the government says, , Hey, , this is a Chinese collects date on Americans. . It could be used by the Chinese government, , which isn't factually wrong but there's zero evidence that that's happening and the company obviously would say that it isn't but. . We're hearing these national <hes> security conversations and these these warnings without any actual evidence about what's going on. . Yeah. It's . important to note that the Commerce Department held a conference call the press this morning they were asked explicitly to offer concrete examples of the. . Chinese government spying or taking advantage this data and Commerce Department did not provide examples and this is very similar to the situation that. . Has Been Around Weiwei right always a big Chinese telecommunications provider. . It also got banned earlier this year by the trump administration <hes>, , but there had been for years allegations of potential security concerns, , but we've never seen any evidence of it. . So it's it's one of those things where like. . You. . Kind of have to take the government on faith than the argument that that they are indeed doing the right thing in protecting us but it's Obviously, , there's a lot of skepticism and a lot of uncertainty or unknowns with the situation. . and. . Let's be honest right. When . it comes to international relations, , the government doesn't have the best track record of being forthright with the American people and we have a lot of examples of that. . So there's already broken trust here and I think that is part of why you see people constantly asking this question
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"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..
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"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.