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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), a Look Back
"So the electronic entertainment expo or e three big virtual online video game convention is a rap. But that doesn't mean we're done talking about it yet. I with brent ticket a few well-earned days off. I have just the guy here to help me out mark saltzman. Welcome to the podcast and thanks for taking time to join me you know. I think we likely met for the first time in in the real world. Agony three or maybe a yes I've been more than twenty of them. I think you have to hopefully next year. We'll get see you there in person but nice to see on zoom today. Yeah likewise yeah my i. D three was ninety seven in atlanta. So that's probably about right because you brought me onto usa today to write for the publication in The fall of ninety eight so we probably met around that cool. Well thank you again all. Yeah thanks for all you've done for us and folks you know you can always get marks Regular contributions on tech that usa today dot com and at the bottom of each of the stories. There's ways to see what other stuff has worked in But today we're talking about three in markham interested. What did you think of this year. Virtual e three. I liked it. I wasn't sure going in with an all digital show. Obviously i figured it would be better than not know me three at all. Which is what unfortunately happened last year at the pandemic but enjoy kicking the tires on the new games And actually getting my hands on them. But i was actually really impressed with everything you know i it off youtube lot in a bit twitch and i you know four pack days of announcements and panels and fireside chats and and some of the hosts analysis of it all. I was actually impressed. I think it was a really good job. And i think it sets the stage to what will likely in the future which is a bit of a hybrid. I mean i think we're going to go back to l. a. or somewhere else and we're gonna see some of these games but i think the advantages are also for those. You don't have the industry anybody can attend. It was completely free. And if you missed some of the live events you could just watch it on demand later. I mean it's a win win. i think so. I liked this year. E three including the lineup of games that were
How to Avoid Vaccine Scams
"No secret. Scammers will jump on any topic to get you to part with your money or your personal information from the coronavirus. Stimulus checks the latest target for scam. Now vaccinations joining us now. Is usa today tech columnist mark saltzman to discuss how to avoid these vaccine scans mark. Thanks so much for being here. Pleasure gents thanks for having me. So what are some examples of vaccine scams that are going around right so the fbi and other government agencies like the us department of health and human services there warning that these scammers are trying to get to through telemarketing calls. Whether it's a human or a robo-call text messages social media platforms and even door to door visits. So in some cases people have been asked to pay a fee to get their vaccine. Which you know you should not be paying for any of that or you pay to get early access to a vaccine or to get on a prioritized waiting list maybe closer to you or with the With the vaccine of your choice in other cases people are not just being duped under their money but as you hinted at mike also revealing their personal information which can be used for identity theft and scamming the system. You know government agencies and things like that Medical agency. So yeah no that these scams are out there and please share with your maybe more vulnerable relatives. Who may be less than tech savvy or more naive to believe that these scams are real. They're not the there. There's this is all phony. Vaccination related scams needs to be aware of will be beyond kind of word of mouth Where some steps that listeners can take to to protect themselves and their family or friends or whatever from these scams martin. Yeah so number one again. You'll never be asked to pay for a vaccine or be charged for any admin costs or co pays or co insurance fees or anything like that you will not be denied vaccination if you don't have health insurance coverage or if you're under a shirt
Run out of iPhone storage? Here's what to do
"You know there's nothing more frustrating as a smartphone owner. Especially if you have an iphone and to snap some pictures or download an app or download a movie only to get the prompt that you have run out of storage that typically triggers the process of going to your settings and storage then digging around for all the apps that are taking up all this space that you don't use anymore c. can delete them or just looking through old picks that maybe you save for year two and thinking. I've already back these up. I need to get these off my phone joining us. Now is usa today tech columnist. Mark saltzman to help us free up some space on our iphones and ipads mark. Thanks for being here. and thanks. For having me brent goods chat with you so your new column available on dot. Usa today dot com breaks down your options by good better and best. So let's start with the good. What's the good way to free up storage on your phone sure. It's a good way to do it because it's free and you don't need the internet But it can be a bit cumbersome to do so what i'm referring to is connecting your iphone or ipad to a computer. It could be a pc or a mac with the charging cable that you get in the box and manually dragging and dropping all your photos and videos onto your computer's hard drive so that you can delete it then from your iowa device you can do it wirelessly to with airdrop if you do have a mac. But if i'm sure most of the readers out there are and listeners to talking tech or on a windows just statistically so you would need that cable. The problem is at it. I said it's cumbersome because not only do you have to find the folder within the iphone called d. im which is just like a smartphone cameras like memory card or smartphone or a regular cameras memory card. But you have to. It doesn't always work when you try to copy them over. Sometimes there's stubborn files that won't copy but it is an offline and free way to do it so that once they're backed up you can then delete them off your phone and free up valuable space to download more apps or shoot more four k or a k video and so on and so forth you can do that for android by the way as well but for iphone when you there's no expandable storage not the best way but it is an option and it's free so of course if you don't want to deal with the hassle of plugging in your phone or tablet another computer or you're just out and about and you you're not near your computer. You always have the option to save to the cloud right right so the second way to free up storage on your iphone or ipad is to leverage cloud services. So whether it's wi fi or cellular if you have a healthy data plan is that you can set it up to every time you take a photo or shoot a video at wirelessly backs up a copy to the cloud. So with apple's own icloud for example. It does work very seamlessly but keep in mind. You will have to pay if it is over data if you don't have a great plan And then even if you do it for free over wi fi at home you're still limited to five gigabytes of storage for free and that's going to run out pretty quickly. I suspect if you like to take a lot of photos videos specially videos because they're larger files so you can pay for more You know by buying a couple of gigabytes a month or even a terabyte or two if you like but once just know that like every other subscription service once you stop paying your. You're done you know you won't be able to access all those files. Plus you're going to need the internet access in order to access those cloud stored photos and videos as well so few are on a vacation. And you wanna look at the photos that you just captured in your on an airplane will. You're going to have to pay for wi fi to access your cloud storage photos. So it's not a perfect solution but it's a convenient one and it's also ideal if you wanna share those memories with someone that you're not with physically you can send them a link to download them off icloud so it is convenient and there are other services to dropbox and one drive and so on but it's still a good alternative to a backing up through your computer so of two options. Neither of these are the best option when it comes to looking to offload your photos videos apps to get more storage space. What should listeners consider. Okay so both online and an offline solution is your best bet is to hedge your bets but in my opinion the best way to do it is with these specialty. Thumb drives that are now available that snap into the bottom of your iphone or ipad. It automatically launches an app and then it will copy over everything over to your drive. It looks at what's new So if anything's been changed or new or is brand new to your device than automatically makes a copy off to the thumb drive. There's a couple on the market. There's one that just debuted on the seventeenth and it's called the sandisk. I expand locks l. u. x. e. and on one end of this small little thumb. Drive is a lightning connector. So that will plug into the iphone and some ipads than on the other. End is a usb connector. So that will plug than into a pc a mac or ipad pro ipad air. The new the new ones and it will that way you can transfer back and forth but you by the amount of storage you need in. There's no monthly subscription costs or anything prices. Start at forty nine dollars for sixty four gigs. And then it goes all the way up to eighty nine for two hundred and fifty six gigs. And then there's also a one twenty eight version but the ideas that you can easily back up to the thumb drivers a little loop to keep it on your key chain and not only. Here's one of those sort of lesser known features of these. Little drives is that you can load this up with a with photos a movies. Tv shows and songs and then snap into your ipad or iphone and access them right off the drive itself. So you don't even have to install it on the phone or tablet so it's another sort of convenience secondary feature of these little drives so again Sandisk has one that. I really liked but there are other companies that make them to
Apps to Make This Valentine's Day Your Best One Yet
"Friend and colleague mark saltzman tier and he has some recommendations to have technology. Help solve this. Valentine's day dilemma. Hey jen thanks for having me back on the show so you have a recent column that is appearing on tech dot usa today dot com about valentine's day. What did you find out you know. I know it's a dated expression that there's an app for that but there are so many apps that can help you prep and celebrate valentine's day for this weekend and that includes when you've got a partner already and you just want to spice up the weekend or if you're in search for one so part of the app ground up which we're not going to get to right now is a look at some dating apps like okay. Cupid and what they found with their members that a lot more open to long distance relationships in virtual dating as you might expect to keep up with the times at least to start which which i think is interesting. I wouldn't want to be single during a pandemic. So i feel for those looking for love at the wrong time but the app said i looked at include of course flour so there's a lot of different apps that you can use. Pro flowers for ios and android is one of the more popular because their prices aren't crazy. We all know you pay through the nose for flowers especially around this time of year including delivery and they throw in like a vase or vase depending on where you're listening to this or a pot if you decide to order a plant they throw that in and there's a lot to choose from and you just put in your zip code and they'll tell you how quickly can get teased. May not be too late if you're listening to this before february fourteenth but a good app to your phone anyways because you can be anywhere and within a couple of tops order something to your significant other and it doesn't have to be just valentine's day so pro flowers was one that i recommended acknowledging that we may not be going to restaurants this valentine's day to clink glasses over a restaurant table. You may be ordering in so at least you don't have to cook with services like uber eats and other food delivery services so suggesting to give that one a spin. Your mate may not love getting you know. Pop is or burger king. c may want to look for nicer option not to slam any potential sponsors of talking tech. But you know if you're going to cork some wine you'll you'll you'll even see where the driver is on their way so you can time everything and of course contactless delivery in twenty twenty. One is good. They've got your credit card information on file so they'll just leave it on the step. Notify you when it's available so those were a couple and then one more is to create a sentimental slide show with photo's as as a nice sort of virtual valentine's day card better than something you could buy at retail i'd argue and there are a lot of different apps that will take your photos and videos and auto magically make a slide show for you including narration if you want to add it or a lot music and i'm referring to one actually in the article called quick without the sea so q. u. i k. it's actually owned by gopro and it's a free download for android and it. Lets you select the photos and videos or you can let it do. Its thing and it will create a sentimental slide. Show for you as set to music. There's one hundred and free songs included or you can add your own music if you like and then send it to your a partner or you can do it privately or posted to social media. So that's that's great. Because it does a lot of the heavy lifting for you and exports it in ten eighty quality with sixty frames per second buttery smoothness so those are a couple of apps that i thought were great for valentine's day.
How to get the most out of your Apple Watch
"Hey there listeners. Mike schneider and i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech so bread. I'm driving and apple. Watch for some upcoming coverage we've got coming and i found a very helpful story right here on tech that usa today dot com it trittin buyer pal and colleague mark saltzman about some cool tips and tricks with the apple watch. Yeah it's definitely a good story for myself personally. It's very timely. Because a couple of months ago. I bought an apple watch myself. I had held out from buying one for the longest time and then decided with the price going down and they also introduced the model which ended up picking up. It hit that sweet spot of a good price and a lot of really good features. So i figured alright. I'm diving in so i've dive in. I'm still learning about it. And i've learned quite a bit from marks column one of the recommendations that i've added into my bag of tricks is the ability to adjust the onscreen tech size. Which as you get older a very convenient thing to have so the way you do it is when you're on the apple. Watch home screen. You go to settings and then you scroll down to where it says display in brightness once you get there has an for tech size then what you do is just tap the larger or smaller icon until you get a font size that you like so obviously can use it to decrease it increase the brightness of of the screen as well. Yeah i was test driving to before we started recording i increase. The text is a bit and you can also bold it and that really helped me the other ways. It's helped me is just just like your case. It's a good read for someone who maybe just got an apple watch as a holiday gift. It helps you. Learn the parts of the watch. What they're called. I would not have thought the button on the side is called digital crown. So that helped me because when you're getting advice and suggestions and control things to do with the watch you gotta know what that is or you're to be lost right away one tip. I bet i'll use a lot as a functions to help you find your iphone. You can use your watch. It'll ping your phone so kind like some of those remote controls have with. I think roku has a remote control thing that that you can ping it got your watch. You can't find your phone so you swipe up from the bottom of your main clock to open control center and here you'll see a ping icon. Which looks like an iphone ringing. Just tap this and it prompts. Sure i phoned emitted noise and then you make like tracker and find it s someone who also loses phone a lot. That's actually a nice to have to try that out too. So he also points out to other quick ways that you mute the apple watch which will definitely be handy if you're in a in a zoo meeting or you're doing something where you need to kind of keep the apple watch quiet Basically what you can do is swipe up from the bottom. Just like you do on an iphone to open up the control center where you have different functions that you can get to really quickly like a calculator things like that in this case if you open up the control center on the apple watch you'll tap an icon. That looks like a bell. And when you tap that you'll see it turn red with a slash across the middle. That means that it's now in silent mode so you'll still receive haptic notifications like the vibrations. That will you'll feel on your wrist as opposed to beeps that. Come off the watch but it's just a way to kind of silence the phone if you need to. There's also this really cool covered. Immune option where you basically just hold your hand over the watch face for a few
Has the Internet Permanently Changed How We Speak?
"We'll come back to wild wild tech a show about the strange frankenstein's monster of technology and culture shambling through our lives. I'm josh rivera. And i'm doing erika weber. I am the frankenstein and joshua is the monster. Let me paint you a picture jordan. It's the early nineteen eighty s. we're in calgary alberta. It's cold because this is calgary and a man named wayne pearson. Is typing three letters online for the first time l. I think you're familiar with this. Wouldn't rate yes. It clearly means lots of love joshua. It's like it's laugh out loud right. Yeah i mean this one's everywhere right with a few exceptions like you just said like everyone gets it. It's an example of what we might call like. Internet speak which can be a phrase acronym or a word that was either born or popularized on the internet. Do you have any favorites. A oh laughing my ass off or ass for you over there what else. I never really liked raffle because it sounded too fluffy. Yeah funny funny thing about raffle ruffles. Actually fallen out of popularity. No one really use it anymore. Probably because they feel the same way you do so your your taste maker good. Everyone should listen to me more. I have a friend who just types wrecked r. e. t. all caps when someone gets there s handed to them but like only in a very minor inconsequential way. It feels a little stupid talking about this stuff right. But i also think it's fun i mean we're both riders and language is kind of easy to take for granted. It just sort of like works and you don't really appreciate for the thousands of miracles that it takes to make it work so talking to a link and we've got to here today just reminds you of how much magic there is and how we speak to one another. There are very obvious differences in the way we speak and like sometimes it's fun. Pack that but before we go any further we should because this is an english language podcast or naturally going to discuss english and because language is also culture. It's worth noting. A big part of how. The internet influence language comes from cultures borrowing from one another sometimes in ways that are not particularly great or well-considered. We're mostly focusing on the tech angle. Here as the cultural one is enough to fuel an entire podcast. Yeah much as. I would like to pitch that podcast. Personally you'd be better off going to listen to the allusion est within a by helen saltzman. She talks about this kind of thing. All the time and you know talks about the conflict between loving the english language and also knowing that it has committed atrocities so today. I'm going to introduce you to two of my favorite interviews so far. The first is someone who has around fifty years of experience in linguistics and comes from your side of the jordan. Well i'm david crystal academically. I'm honorary professor of linguistics at the university of banja. Here in north wales. Also really. I spend most of my time at home especially lockdown writing books about language in linguistics and the english language gender close aspects of the internet to. He's here to give us an understanding of how the internet has impacted our language and the ways. It has actually happened before but first he starts with something. That's a little bit surprising. For all the words we don't know and rapidly growing lexicon. The internet's impact on the english. Language is actually quite small. Not because there isn't a lot of change but because the english language is so vast. Let's just stay with english for the moment over the past twenty years. I'm sure the internet has added several thousand new words and phrases to the english language. But heck the english language has over a million words each many more than that nobody knows. How many so an extra few thousand isn't a big deal. As far as vocabulary is concerned and then grandma. Oh well as far as i can tell the grammatical constructions. We will using back in one thousand nine hundred ninety just before the win. Came in exactly the same as the grammatical constructions. You and i are using right now. According to professor crystal this has had a side effect. I'm sure you've seen before. Those who treat changes in the language as a sign of cultural decay. So i went to see a show by susie. Dent she does dictionary kona on a countdown. I don't know if any of this is meaningful to you countdown. british television program with word challenges and number challenges and she does the dictionary corner anyway. She did this show about language and she talked about how people are often very concerned about it. Changing her thing was the word. Mischievous people often pronounces mischievous because they think it rhymes with devious. But it's actually mischievous more people probably say mischievous that. It will probably just change the word that kind of thing. Yeah and this is one of the things that professor crystal talked about length. The languages nature change. It's not inherently good or bad. it's just change.
The Big Red Button
"I'm gabrielle. Sierra and this is why it matters today a look inside the rules for nuclear launch in the united states and the risks of giving one person so much power. Hey i'm alex bill and i name is abigail sto thurston. Bell and stow. Thurston are both experts at the center for arms control and non-proliferation an ngo that focuses on nuclear security. This means they spent every day thinking about how to prevent nuclear war. Okay so the only person that is in charge of launching a nuclear attack is the president. There's no stopgap. There's no other people he asked to consult. There's nothing else just his decision. Yes so there's no requirement that the president consult with anyone they can and our command and control system is designed so that he can get in contact with advisers that he wants to speak to but no requirement that he consult with anyone before we go any further. Let's get our terms straight. There are two kinds of nuclear strikes retaliation. And i use. The details are complex but both are essentially what they sound like. Retaliation involves responding to a nuclear attack with a nuclear attack. I use means being the first to use nuclear weapons in conflict. Neither of these scenarios requires the president to consult with experts. So if the scene with the big board and the president talking to all of his advisors doesn't need to happen. What actually does need to happen. The protocol for launching nuclear weapon is highly secretive but the main components are known. Could you walk me through. How a i use nuclear strike would go down. It basically starts with the president deciding that he wants to use a nuclear weapon. He can decide this because he feels like an attack is imminent on the united states. He can decide it because we're in a conflict and he wants to use a nuclear weapon to end the conflict you know basically escalate so far that the other side will back down or it could just decide. He wants to use a nuclear weapon their issues surrounding whether or not it would be a legal order. But i think in the heat of the moment you're not gonna have a bunch of lawyers running into the room saying i don't think this is legal. He actually has a direct line to the national military command center. This facility run by the pentagon is ready at any minute of the day to receive a launch order remember. The president is the commander in chief of the military. All he has to do is pick up the phone. Indicate the target and the number of weapons he would like to launch. He has something called biscuit which is a little card that has launch codes on them. Someone verifies that is in fact the president giving this order. The order goes out and within five minutes from the president deciding. I want to launch a nuke to nuke in the air. That's how easy it is terrifying short amount of time and terrifyingly easy today and you're relying on the person who has the authority to know and have thought through all of those consequences. We take it for granted that that person will have thought about that before they do it. There's no checker balance to make sure that that presidents in the right head space has thought through everything has talked with our allies. None of that's there and has it always been this way. So historically commanders did have the ability in the eisenhower administration at the beginning of the nuclear age to use nuclear weapons on their own authorities. Should they not be able to get into contact with the president and then it was in the kennedy administration that we really solidify the idea that it should be the president and the president alone that the consequences of nuclear use is so massive that it really should be a decision at the top level. The idea being that. The american public would always electa relational and straight thinking president and And so that's why. This sort of very undemocratic process develops was a bit of a nuclear monarchy. So the idea was that this one person who was elected by all these people would have the wherewithal to make the right decision in this situation. Yeah it was theorized that way but not everybody always agreed with it. In fact during the height of the cold war there was a lot of debate about whether or not this was a good structure and it kind of went to macab places at times where somebody was positing that. Actually you should have the launch codes in a pill inserted inside of the heart of military attache and the president would actually have to kill that military attache to get the codes and be able to kill hundreds of thousands of people. Obviously that was not an actionable plan by theorists at the time is sort of making the case about how much you're putting on the shoulders of one person and whether or not that's a good idea when it comes to a weapon that's capable of flattening cities and and beyond the stakes surrounding the decision to launch a nuclear first strike are as high as they get and since the attacks on hiroshima and nagasaki. No president has done so in an ideal world the president would think and hard and hear a wide range of opinions before undertaking a first strike but when it comes to the other nuclear scenario retaliation the president would not usually have the luxury of time for retaliation you have to be able to decide and execute the retaliation and a very short time. Lsu you risk being wiped out neutralize before you can do. so this is richard vets. He's the director of the saltzman institute of war and peace studies at columbia university. An adjunct senior fellow here at the council he's served on the senate select committee on intelligence the national security council and advised three cia director's. How short is that time. Well that depends on where you are between india and pakistan which right next to each other could be almost instantaneous. for the united states and russia the Time was generally thought to be once. The missile age began about twenty to twenty five minutes list for the united states depending on various technical details.
"saltzman" Discussed on Enterprise NOW!
"To try to isolate them into kind of who is your client. And what is their want as you know. I'm a story brand certified guide. I'm a big fan. Of don miller and gulling story brand and in that motif we take clients and actually move them backwards so that they can then look forward with fresh eyes and in the case of the software company it became very apparent that what they were really selling and what their client really wanted was time that they weren't selling software. The software was a means to an end but their end user wanted time to build their business to stop working in their business and work on their business to be able to enjoy the fruits of their labor more with their families and whatnot and so we crafted an entirely new campaign for them about what we sell his time and we call them. The employee benefits time machine and that has resonated in a way and boosted their sales me in a way. That's very gratifying to me. So being able to help people take either stayed concepts or new concepts and figure out. How do we go to market. What's the secret sauce there. What motivates a human being. I mean i'm also a big fan of daniel. Conman who wrote a terrific book called thinking fast and slow and in his research. What he to prove was that we all think as human beings that we make decisions with our prefrontal cortex that everything that we do as rational and in point of fact we actually make decisions on an emotional level. We make decisions with the amiga with that. Some people call it the lizard brain or the prehistoric brain where the fighter flight reflexes is located and those kinds of very primal very basic instincts. And we've gotten very adept over the years at instantly. Rationalizing those with our prefrontal cortex and so what i try to do again is help clients understand that there's an emotional component to a sales or sales effort and you have to craft a story and invite the client in in a way that they get emotionally attached to the story and then you build relationships from there so that kind of creativity is really what gets me going. After that. there's a lot of execution got it. Now what inspires you. A well told story inspires me. Music inspires me. I'm a recovering musician. And so music is always playing here and music will inspire me. Sometimes the thoughts just come out of the ether but there's inspiration all around all of us. I think some of us think that folks were creatives. Have a special kind of mojo that helps them become inspired and in point of fact that inspiration comes from inside it can be triggered by outside things and that's commons research again right. Byu have some kind of an emotional response to something. You go dude. that's it. That's what i've been looking for. But you have to have that you have to have that emotional piece and you also have to have. What kipling called insatiable curiosity in. It's that curiosity that keeps me inspired. I'm just interested in the world around. And how people phrase things and why they phrase them that way and what resonates in what doesn't resonate and why you like a particular piece of our oregon. I don't and how we perceive things differently. It's fascinating to me while and favorable curiosity. That is fantastic so little story. I think it's from a collection store. It's called the jungle book and this was the story called the elephants trial. And that's where that phrase insatiable curiosity comes from got it love it so tell us about a transformation a moment in your life what i call a butterfly moment. It's when you went from being in a cocoon to being a beautiful butterfly. Why don't know that anybody would actually call me a beautiful butterfly. But i don't know that anybody call me a butterfly much too large to be a butterfly so maybe a hummingbird but i think there have been a number of them and if you are present in the moment you try to take the things that happened to you like the incidents in el salvador like when we sold our third party administrator and firm and i was supposed to be on in a different capacity and the next morning i got fired i mean it was out of the blue. You have to take those things and you have to say to yourself. Okay this hurts. What am i gonna learn from it. And how am i going to move forward. And as i mentioned earlier. I think for me the biggest one was one ellen passed away i just decided that life was too short in that i was going to do something that i enjoyed and i try everyday to enjoy it as much as she enjoyed the work that she was doing. So loads of things happen around you. I mean there's a great book. Author's name is escaping me. But it's called when god winks and they're all these little things that go on in our life that we just shrug off as a coincidence. But they're not a coincidence. They're actually things that happen to us. And if your presence in a moment you go okay. This is somebody giving me a wedgie insane. Cosmetically pay attention to the matters. So i think we all have loads of those moments throughout our lives. The question is whether you're present in the moment whether you're attuned to them and whether you can then take those in actually make something useful out of it to propel. You forward like a butterfly nice. That's a really good segue to my next question. If you had to take two or three minutes to teach us something a would be. I'll go back to story brand if i might. I think that all of us in one way or another are engaged in selling when you talk to somebody about coming on the podcast. It's selling when i talked about coming on my guest. It's selling all kinds of human reactions are selling now. Oftentimes it's small ass selling and sometimes it's upper case selling but here's the mistake that people who aren't successful in all of these kinds of interactions. These verbal interactions in these printed. Interactions oftentimes mis. And i think it's the key to a lot of our communication when you go to the movies or when you read a novel they all follow a pretty sent stayed format rather they're all based on story theory so you have a main character. Call it a hero if you prefer and the hero wants something or doesn't wanna lose something or both and the case of that hero. He or she doesn't know how to move forward and they need a guide and a guide appears guide. Says hey i understand your problem. 'cause i've been there before and i've actually solve this problem and i can help you solve the problem too. And the gives them a plan and of course of action and two calls to action and if they follow that plan they have the results they want. They either get what they want or they don't lose what it is. They don't wanna lose. Or as i said earlier perhaps both and that moment becomes transformative for them. The single biggest problem in my estimation and this is also based on story. Theory miller's work. The single biggest problem is that sales people people who are trying to persuade other people come into the conversation build that story if you will and they come in. And they think they're the main character and main characters don't hire other main characters so if you're talking to a ceo or cfo or the president of a small business or whatever the case may be they're always going to be the hero of their story. What you need to be is the guide. So you are more iota than luke skywalker and if you don't remember anything else about how to get your message across remember that be the guide. It's just three words but is incredibly powerful. And if you put yourself in that position and you change your messaging so that you're in that position you will find all kinds of success with folks that you never thought you'd get through because as ziglar who is an author and a teacher in the insurance industry always said you get what you want life by helping other people get what they want. It's not as a friend of mine said to me yesterday. It's not rocket surgery and all and it's not fantastic. Thank you so much for that. My pleasure so as they all sang goes david time flies. When you're having fun we've come to the end of our conversation but i don't to you go without you giving folks your contact information if they have more questions about story brand you your background your history your knowledge because you have a lot. How can they do that. Well we're expanding the shift shapers brand which as you know because you were kind enough to be a guest on. The podcast is my podcast. And so the overarching company is called shift shapers strategies. And if you want to reach out to me you can reach me. David at shift shapers strategies dot com. You can get my cell phone at eight. Oh three five eight six five nine nine nine or you can reach me through the website which not coincidentally is shift shaper strategies dot com awesome. Settle thank you so much. David my pleasure. Thank you for inviting me. Enterprise irs if you got value from that awesome conversation let the world know by subscribing to the email and leaving a review on your favorite podcast app. That helps us know that. We're bringing you golden nugget field conversations with the most inspirational business owners. Reach out at podcast at enterprise. Now dot net with any feedback or questions for me or any of my guests. Thanks again folks. 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"saltzman" Discussed on Enterprise NOW!
"David connecticut. Oh yeah who while. That was a quite different. Oh yeah then. The ones that i've gotten before. So thank you for that. Why go for different if everybody's the same it's boring right. Got it so the first thing that i always like to do every single time. David is to thank you for taking the time out to talk with us. I know you have about one hundred things that you could be doing right now. But you're talking with me so thank you. It's my pleasure elsie. Thanks for inviting me. The second thing that i like to do is to ask you to tell us about yourself. Now day that when i say that feel free to go all the way back today number one or you can start more current day. Tell us about yourself well. Somebody said although it's been widely rumored. Otherwise i did begin my life as a child but i've been in the insurance industry now for more than thirty seven years to have done pretty much everything because i've been fortunate to have a lot of folks were willing to take time and teach me. I've been on the carrier side. I run a third party administrator. I was in personal commission. If we don't sell it the kids get skinny mode for the for sixteen years of my career. And now i spend my time doing marketing and business development which is my passion. Got it so. Take us on that journey a little bit. How did you even get started in the insurance business. Well the year was nineteen. Seventy nine and i was involved in a family. Business manufacturing wearing apparel offshore in a lovely country with wonderful people called el salvador and one day some otherwise fine gentlemen with automatic weapons came into our machine sewing machine factory with about three hundred fifty machines and about five hundred employees and took the company over in the name of the revolution. Those of you who are around back then or who are students history will remember that there was an awful lot of turmoil going on in central and south america in those times and it took me about two years to negotiate the work in process out of their into another factory and once that was done i decided there had to be something slightly safer than what i was doing and a friend of mine said. Hey we need people. This was with a great company. That's now since morph into a few different things called state. Mutual life out of worcester mass. And we were in coral gables. Florida and pete suda rest. His soul was the fellow. Who's my insurance agent. Said you'd be really good at this. And i did what everybody else does want. Somebody says you should be in the insurance business. I hid under the desk and stopped taking phone calls but eventually it seemed like a really great career move and so i made it and i've never looked back. So you just kind of glossed over the fact that you were running a business. And it was taken over by armed revolutionary. That's kind of a big thing like how does that affect you like. I can't even imagine going through something like that but affected me in a number of ways mean professionally. Obviously it was clear that while there's loads to be said for being out of the country and seeing how other people live in that broadening. And i think everybody should do it. Running a business. Offshore has certain perils. Additionally by the time this happened to us there were only really two major american manufacturers down there ourselves and bausch and lomb and the state department said hey you know if anything happens we'll be right there with you will help you and whatever and when this happened. We couldn't find those cats so as a twenty something year old guy taught me an awful lot about the realities of politics and business and how those intertwined and whatnot and i mean it was a great education especially being able to work with people down there. I repeat what i said at the open. The nicest human being one at some of the the nicest folks i've ever met but it was just one of those things that happened. We knew there was the potential for risk. But we didn't think we were at risk. Of course. I don't think anybody does until it happens to you. And all of a sudden everything changed and we just had to move with it so you also learned from things like that especially if they happen to you early in life you learn to be nimble and you'll learn to think on your feet and you learn to figure out okay. What the heck is next. Because as you and i were talking off line there's always something next especially these days the pace of all that change has increased exponentially. And if you can't roll with it you get rolled over by it so it was a great learning experience even though it was painful at the time. Wow solomona take a hard left and learn a little bit more about you. What's your favorite thing to do. My favorite thing to do is other than playing the piano and guitar. One of which i do. Well the other of which. I am terrible. At despite repeated attempts to learn my favorite thing to do is to help people craft messages and help them figure out how to take their business proposition and make it attractive to the people they're selling to. I love doing the marketing side of the business. It's really really a passion got it. I'm sure you saw that early on in life. What were some of those moments when you realize that. That was something that you enjoy doing well. For thirty seven years. I was blessed to be married to an extremely talented graphic designer typesetter and i used to watch what ellen did with just reams of type and make it into stuff that was completely and totally compelling and i thought wow that's really interesting. I mean i've always been a communicator. I did radio when i was in college. And so you sit in a booth and my case from eight at night until midnight and you play records and you talk and you're in the studio by yourself and so you have to understand the power that words have and between the power that words have which is something. I learned early. I've always been a writer and watching the graphic stuff that ellen did. I thought my gosh. What a great way to move people. If you think about memorable messages i mean you can think about something like the apple super bowl commercial where the guy comes running down the aisle and throws a hammer into the screen in the screen shatter. They only ever showed that commercial once but anybody who was alive and watching the super bowl that year will remember that commercial as though it was yesterday i thought of always thought that's an amazing superpower to have an it always interested me as we've gone on i've had the opportunity to practice and to learn more about it. No before you mentioned a couple of things so one of the things that i try to hit on a lot in this show is mindset in mentality and how you think about things in how you approach things now. I know you mentioned before you were married for thirty seven years and today actually as we're recording. This is my eighteenth wedding anniversary. Oh congratulations man. Thank you so. I'm just curious and if it's one of those things that you don't want to talk about i understand but talk about the passing of your wife because i can't imagine have thirty seven years in but i can't imagine something like that happening. How do you pick up the pieces and move on from something like that. Both from a personal perspective and from a business perspective well from a personal perspective. You do it one step at a time and anybody who's ever been through. The grieving process understands that she passed away suddenly and it was nine years ago. And you never put it behind you kind of always walks with you and some days. The shadow is bigger and some days. The shadow is smaller. But you move forward because that's what life is all about and that's why you have to do from a business standpoint. She handled all of my business stuff all the financial stuff and all that stuff. I was kind of like the in the old days they talked about when a husband a wife had no idea how to pay the bills or how to do the banking. Or where the accounts were while that was me but she was way better at handling money in that stuff than i am and from that standpoint i just had to teach myself you just have to learn. I mean you don't have a choice. I'm your choices. You stand still when you stop or you put one foot in front of the other and you move forward. What i think it did for me. Was it helped me focus. Because i just thought you know what at the time. I was running a software company and doing marketing on the side. And i thought you know what what i wanna do is marketing and from now on however much longer. I'm on the earth. I just wanna do the thing that makes me happy. And that's marketing and business development so changed me in a number of ways. You don't.
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"saltzman" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Jonathan Saltzman of the Boston Globe will be here in about 10 minutes with that story. The surgeon coronavirus cases has reached a new record. Yesterday, The US recorded some 77,000 new cases of covert 19 as the number of deaths in a 24 hour period rose by nearly 1000. The loss of 969 lives was the biggest increase since June 10th. With Florida, South Carolina and Texas all reporting their biggest one day spikes. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says he'll be meeting today with the business community to determine if the city needs to be locked down. It's important that we communicate with the business community before making any decisions. And I want to. I want to get their sentiments. I want to listen to them. I want to hear what they have to say. But I also want to stress to them the severity and the seriousness that we find ourselves in in an interview yesterday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Called for a change in strategy. We really gotta go miss regroup, call a timeout, not necessarily lock down again, but say we've got to do this in a more measured way about. She appeared to take aim at the response to the pandemic by the Trump administration, which has called for schools to reopen. And state lawmakers who have enacted a patchwork of policies. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is suing Atlanta to block the city from enforcing its mandate to wear a mask in public and other rules related to the pandemic, saying in a court filing, the city's leadership.
"saltzman" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Marc Saltzman for tech talk the machines are getting smarter this is tech right to buy sky net I think you have a favorite cheesesteak I do not I guess just the Phillies just a regular Philly cheese steak I guess I don't know is there are there others well not really I mean they're just variations on yeah okay yeah ians on it no I'm not a frightening kind of guy my wife says she loves that now I I just like the like good quality lean beef is my thing and yet she's always good with it don't tell my rabbi the meat and cheese yeah we're not I think either but I do know that you wait hold on yeah yeah I'm not I'm not religious but yeah if you're kosher not only are you still see obviously certain foods from blast and you know if it's an animal right certain way and all that but you're not supposed to have milk and meat so like a steak washed down with a glass of milk big no no well I will can't do meeting with your wrap this up please do yeah you know that's about no market has had a Philly cheese steak on occasion when he's with bacon these at home smart speakers are having having a moment right now because a lot of people are relying on them to get them through some dark times when they are shelter in place what's going on with this yeah for sure guys so I wrote an article last week for USA today on how your smart speaker via an Alexa powered device or Google one can help you feel less alone help you feel less isolated as we all are mandated to be in our homes so here are five ways that your smart speaker can help sort of bridge that gap and help you connect with someone or something that's important user number one free phone calls lot of people don't know that what do you have a land line or even a cell phone nearby doesn't matter you can use your voice to ask Alexa or Google to make a call for you for free it's over the internet but the quality is quite good and you just have to say you know dial and then say the number or call John Smith and if as long as John Smith is in your address book in your phone tied to your Google or Alexa account you're good to go or even call the business if they're open for free just by saying call the I don't know home depot at the corner of wherever so that's one way to stay in touch with your speaker second way is to play games that might help past the time there's a lot of interactive games that you can either play alone or with your family beside you or even over the internet there's one called song quiz which is kind of like a name that tune you can play against others in the same room as you and choose the genre of music you like but you can also play against other people in LA by the way and if you're alone and you want more of a fantasy adventure to help pass the time there's one called the magic doors so you say the wake word you say her name you know you know who it is and then you say opened the magic door and then it'll play this game with you number three music it's been proven that music is great therapy for when you're feeling down so listen to your favorite whoops stations or you know radio stations or even talk stations like half I just use your voice to ask your smart speaker to play podcasts audiobooks anything like that all on demand with audio books you may need to have a subscription to a service but otherwise everything else is free number for jokes not great jokes but if you feel like you need a bit of a laugh you can ask for a joke so for example I asked Alexa for one and she said okay mark why won't the shrimp share its treasure because its shellfish so in other words you and I as dads we we've got a great idea yeah yeah but if you would like to hear the crickets on that one and then finally your smart speaker can help you meditate believe it or not for free with Alexei you want to say open guided meditation if it's a Google speaker you say okay blank open meditation guide and it'll with the both of those options will walk you through a short little meditative session for you to just refocusing and that clear your head or if you do use apps like calm or what's another way and I had space these are popular smartphone apps for mindfulness mindfulness meditation they also have a smart speaker counterpart to just say you know what to say her name and then open com and that's a couple things you can do if your smart speaker this awesome that's yeah the music thing I will we talk we had actually a conversation in one of our Instagram virtual happy hours last week about our favorite artist who's your all time favorite musical artist I'd say Pink Floyd that's probably my go to and this certainly Spotify's telling me that's who I'm playing the most so I'd say my top three are Pink Floyd Zeppelin and queen but I listen to a lot of new music and I very eclectic tastes but I have to say if I'm being you know when push comes to shove out say Pink Floyd all time favorite artists how about you guys well I said Otis Redding so cool he's going up with nine go with Stevie Nicks probably because she's awesome and by the way is our biggest last year Justin Trudeau called and he wants your candida card back because you you didn't put Russian your top three I know right oh my gosh that's terrible yeah I met Getty Lee last year that was pretty cool this of singer bass bass player do you have a lot of pot does I don't think they do know me or them you know I know I just have a visual of you listening to Pink Floyd hi it does imply that I may like to dabble in the party of bulls but I know I know but I'm more of a drinker and just she.
CES 2020 - Best of show
"With hundreds of thousands of new products exhibited at the convention in Las Vegas. What's the best to show as with tradition? We asked our USA the colleagues to weigh in. Have Listen I'm Dalvin Brown for USA Today and my best of show pick for twenty twenty would have to be envisioned body ATI software. It's essentially augmented reality tech that lets you see before and after versions of yourself as you're working out so if you want to built muscle you can see a more muscular version of yourself. If you want to lose weight you can see a slimmer down version of yourself while you're hitting the weights talk about motivation. Hey everyone this. This is Mark Saltzman contributor to USA Today. And here's my pick for best of show. Cas Twenty Twenty for me. It was the Lenovo thinkpad x one unfold billed as the world's first foldable P. C.. I had twenty four hours with this innovative windows device in Las Vegas and I really loved its versatility. It's it's eight thirteen inch alleged device that you can use in a number of ways full screen. Maybe you want to prop it up on a kick stand to watch a movie or play a game with your fingertips or slightly bend it to read any book or you can browse the web on one side of the display while controlling music on the other you can use the included Bluetooth keyboard or stylus. Stylus pen is well for creating content. You get the idea when you want to put it away you just bend or close the two point two pound device and then slip it into a bag it. It should be out by mid year with a hefty price tag. Starting at about twenty four ninety nine says Lenovo but really cool again. That's the thinkpad x one. Fold old. This is Rob Guerrero for USA Today the lure of flying cars really more enticing than at CBS. When one hundred and eighty five thousand plus attendees regularly gridlock block Las Vegas streets Sunday on I put its own air taxi cards on the table by unveiling the s a one a four passenger electric aircraft with eight rotors that? Let it take off vertically that. It's developing with Uber. Hundai urban air mobility hedge. I Want Shinsegae Essay. One with a sixty two mile range on her one hundred fifty miles per hour cruising speed in an eventual autonomous operation would deliver quote an era of liberation from gridlock and the democratization of flight unquote but the touted. Twenty twenty three launching succeeding Optimistic Mystic Aviation Safety Consultant Robert men offered a more conservative prediction via email. Maybe by the twenty twenty eight Olympics most likely beyond that time.
CNET's tech-deals guru reveals his secrets (The Daily Charge, 9/3/2019)
"Today on the daily charge i instagram now facebook may start hiding likes wifi seven already on the developing table and dove tailing off the best labor day tech deals the cheapskate rick reuter is here to break down what still good morning and welcome to seen daily really tired. It's tuesday september third. I'm joanie saltzman alfred. Let's get to the headlines here in the u._s. Were coming back from a labor day holiday holiday weekend which like most holidays here means shopping but there are still deals out there for you to grab rick bre has been spearheading cenex coverage of tech deals for years and he's he's joining us now remotely wreck. Thanks for coming on the show. Thanks for having me guys. So what are some of the best deals still out there for people right now right so as you mentioned the labor day holiday was a great excuse for everybody to have deals because it's american but we do and although a lot of the deals are wrapping up because it's the day after labor day there are few that are still holding on <hes> for example h having a really nice salem one of their <hes> more entry level the laptops. It's like a fifteen inch but actually has a decent processor and it has a two hundred fifty six gigabyte solid state drive and it starts at just like five hundred nineteen bucks ax which is a really good price for that. I recommend anybody who's getting that. Go into the custom convict tool and bump up the screen resolution two full h._d. That's an extra fifty bucks six the <hes>. I have it right here in front of me. I don't forget another novo. Start clock is down to sixty bucks and this is a really nice item for a college student or anybody. He also wants to be able to wake up with with videos or see a live weather reports stuff like that <hes> the air pods deal with the wireless charging case that was was like one of the all time best deals on that is now expired but you know <hes> black friday is coming so deals like that. We'll be back right. Well something. I've always wanted to ask you and so. I'm glad i got to do this. Live in front of an audience is how do you keep on top of identifying these deals all year round. I can't even imagine and like what you cannot ask magician to reveal. I don't care if we're live. We're not no seriously though i i have a number of different ways that i track these deals. A lot of times vendors will reach out to me and say hey we wanna do an exclusive thing for for cheapskate reader's go out different deals sites <hes> like anybody and then of course i have my spies here and there who bring me the good stuff <hes> the one thing i'll mention though is that for anybody who wants to on attract deals on their own if they're hoping to score a deal on something and they wanna find out when it goes on sale. There's a couple of tools that they can use the help them do this. One is it's called camel camel camel and the other is called honey and both of these let you set up water called <hes> basically price alerts so you let them you specify what price ice what threshold you're hoping to get and it will send you an email alert as soon as that particular product gets to that price. That's a great way to keep tabs on individual joel products that you're hoping to score a deal on that's great so we're gonna talk to some more and left. If you guys have any questions for him stick around he'll be there to answer your questions but next up facebook maybe the world's most powerful force addicting us to gobbling up those likes on our posts making them go higher and higher but it's considering hiding like counts. The company already tested a similar move on instagram in august so this is all part of digital health right this idea that it's not healthy for for us to be constantly trolling and feeding these you know this need for likes but facebook is the one that kind of pioneer across the globe yeah they on often cite and when we talk about dark patterns which are ways that you know pages are designed to make you keep coming back to the reason why the notification is an annoying red teijin not a color that that doesn't bother you when it's just lingering on your page so much <hes> you know their studies on people getting kind of like a dopamine rush whenever they do get like like a like or a re tweet or share on their post or something like that and you know a lot of people who have noted that this is a step in the right direction to kind of hide that so you're not like constantly reminded click on the app and keep looking back at it right yeah and also not only just engagement also it feeds into like self worth and self appreciation when you see somebody else's post gang or even just friend counts which they're not talking about. You're talking about a test for counts. Those sort of numbers have led to people self assessing their own self. Yeah i remember i would delete photos if i didn't get more than ten minutes on instagram while so i kinda shifted myself out of that and and i made like another instagram page has no followers and i don't follow anybody on post stuff on it or anything like that but it's very liberating like the break myself out of that chain yeah the next just be not uploading photos come on myspace. He can't do that exactly and finally finally wi fi. Six is just now arriving phones laptops in network equipment but engineers already moving on to wi fi seven. It's the next standard that it promises viewers better streaming video longer range and fewer problems with traffic congestion. Basically the idea is that it would deliver a wired connection over wireless. The guy that are are stephen shanklin. He interviewed um qualcomm <unk> vice president technology he said like blanket your house and every nook and cranny with us like hyper speed internet connectivity. What do you think about this. Do you know why why six is afraid of wifi seven. Why because it's faster is probably going to be the new standard tendered and like wipe out wi fi six more adopted but yeah i mean it's a very strong promise to say. That'll be exactly as fast. This is a wired connection. Just <hes> from a place online games a lot usually when there's lag people say you should be using a wired connection. What are you doing so hopefully that upends is that and it does bring a lot of new possibilities for streaming potential netflix constantly talks about how they wanna like more four k content and eight k is like starting to become a thing now and i keep looking at it. It's like who has the bandwidth to download all that like boy yeah with wi fi seven. I mean that definitely does bring that possibility right well wifi seven though we'll be waiting a while. It's not supposed to be arriving until twenty twenty four so we've got some time to prepare yeah assuming that an internet will still be there. It will be for the daily charge. I'm joanie saltzman. I'm offering. Thanks for joining us.
Disney Plus preorders offer a big discount, but there's a catch (The Daily Charge, 8/27/2019)
"Today on the daily charge the ever-growing in developing world of five g. rundown of prices plans in dates for disney plus and the mystery of the steve jobs. Look woah good morning and welcome to cenex daily time johnny saltzman. I'm outfitting. It's it's tuesday august twenty seventh. Let's take a look at today's main. Story famed apple co-founder steve jobs died in twenty eleven nothing new there but but a photo of a man who looks shockingly like him has gone viral prompting conspiracy theories that jobs may still be alive and living in egypt to be clear. Steve jobs died eight eight years ago from pancreatic cancer so none of these conspiracy theories are true but some of them are kind of funny. I liked one that had the idea that steve jobs would come back to apple and launch a product. I'm alive. I'm alive howard people on the internet so dumb. I it's not just on the internet. I mean people everywhere so mad every day. When i see stuff i like this. I grew up with the conspiracy theory that to pock was still alive and then he came back as a hologram. Maybe that is what steve jobs will end up doing in one day but it's just i don't understand this like people look alike. That's really it. I don't understand why well part of it is i mean and there is a subsection of people that think it might be true. I mean we got like apple is like there's a there's a cult sort of falling for steve jobs so when you're the possibility that your literal l. messiah could be coming gotten good excites people. There's that but i think most people just like to joke about. I see behind this new company that johnny ives has jumped ship to. Maybe maybe that's a we should insert that into the conspiracy theory around up for sure anyway next up the same five g. networks coming to our phones. We'll also be beaming into cars so they can talk talk amongst themselves c. v. to x. A communications technology using the same five g. networks to let cars communicate with each other with traffic signals and with other roadside thank you so the point of this is that five g. will allow cars if they communicate with each other at improving analogy improves safety but you're securities reporter when when things are talking amongst themselves over corrected networks that introduces security risk and had also basically means that other cars are going to be able to snitch on your car so so right now there's a <hes> ongoing lawsuit that looks at the black box in your car and the frightening system that police are trying to use as evidence in court cases is and the argument is whether or not they can get that data without a warrant because they can get stuff from your car after an accident without a warrant but the data associated with so the music you've listened to your contacts contacts that kind of thing right now it's not clear if they need a warrant for that date or not but that tells a lot about your driving habits and that's why insurance companies want it so much now imagine if that car can spread that information to other cars that are just near it just like a traffic like that you pass eighty-seven traffics and even even if your car is not telling that info fits communicating with other cars like police can just get that from another car that has nothing to do with this case. Everyone's ruins a snitch now and it's all digitally recorded right. I mean it brings up the this this double edged sword that happening a lot as i think the world's largest coming to grips with some some of the downsides of technology is that with convenience comes something lately a lot of it security yeah and finally disney plus is still three months away from launching but the company opened up discounted pre orders this week the only catches you have to pay for three years up front disney plus of course like the netflix version of disney where they're going to have of all disney stuff together and one streaming. Do you think i think i know the answer to this. Do you like the discount so the discount is you pay for normally the us <hes> months and months will be seven dollars yeah. If you pay upfront now the month to month price would be like three dollars and ninety two cents so it's a significant discount but but you end up spending more locked in for three years if you wanted to quit before yeah but this is the only people who are like legitimately thinking it's like getting one of those like two for one deals when you know you only need one and you're gonna spend more money on like twice of of it anyway it just like if you know you're gonna be there for three years. Yeah sure go ahead and get it right. Don't get it just because there's a discount like attached to it right because you're going to spend more money. If you don't want want like that whole the if you don't wanna for three years yeah but i mean i it's of all the offerings that have been coming out lately. You know with everyone splintering <music> off into their own. We're making our own strain service. I honestly think that like disney plus boy looks like they have the most to offer like outside of c._b._s. All access breath all right so i have to the disclosure senior design by c._b._s. And so yeah i mean just the shows on it are amazing but yeah like outside of c._b._s. All access. I would probably say disney pluses like you know giving the most bang for your buck. Yeah it's cheaper than netflix. Already like athletes isn't even going to have the office in two years right. Yeah i mean everybody has a lot of other things besides the office but that's watch friends anyway. We're the daily charge. I'm joanie salesman amount for dang drink lots of water water. Thanks for listening watching and join us again.
Amazon's Ring cameras are building out surveillance for police (The 3:59, Ep. 566)
"The. Welcome to three fifty nine. I'm Joanie Saltzman, Alford. Ing, Amazon's ring smart home doorbells are helping police departments build surveillance networks, right from your neighbors front doors police departments across the country and major cities like Houston down to smaller towns with fewer than thirty thousand people have offered free or discounted ring doorbells to citizens. Sometimes using taxpayer funds to pay for the products. Ring owners are supposed to have the choice of providing police footage. But in some cases, the giveaways come with the stipulation that you have to turn over footage to police requested Alfred talks about what's going on here. Yeah. So a lot of people by rings very popular. They think that will help them. Stop package thieves or find somebody suspicious in your neighborhood and you think, oh, well, if it's just facing up, my doorstep, it's not really anything affecting me or my neighbors, until you realize that your neighbor across the street, also has this ring, and it's facing your house, and it can. Get footage of you and just build that out to your entire neighborhood because that's what it is for a lot of for a lot of police departments. Now they've been seeing that residents have ring so they call up Amazon, and they partner with them in this program called neighbors, which is less social media app available. It's kind of like next door where, you know it's just among your neighbors, and you post footage up. They're like, hey, look look at this person stealing packages watch out for him now when police partner with Amazon, they're allowed to request for footage directly from people so they can kinda put a GIO fence around, like a block, or something like that say, hey, we've been looking for this guy. We believe he's around here, can you send us kind of footage? That's supposed to be optional. But the problem is in some giveaways. The requirements are there are strings attached. Hey, like when we asked for footage, you're giving this to us, that's because we gave you this camera for free, and essentially, that's kind of setting up like a an open surveillance network for a lot of police officers who were never able to get cameras in these places. You know, when you get a security camera, that's usually for like a city or a big area not, you know on your block, and now they have it in, you know, these residential areas that they never really had surveillance footage of before. Well is the shock as reporting, this was shocking thing I think that's the MO the biggest thing that stuck out to me was just how much money Amazon is making off of this. So when you have a ring camera, you don't have to plan for it, but it's basically you don't you can't store any footage. Otherwise, you can just see, like alive, you, but you can save that video. So it's kinda useless unless you get subscription. The cheapest one starts at three dollars a month. And so, in some cases, Amazon will give these cameras away for free or heavily subsidize it. Because it's kind of this model of, like we're going to sell the the blade not the razors. The. I don't know. So in one case where they donated about, like eighteen thousand dollars to one town in subsidies. It turns out that, you know, they gave out six hundred cameras in that town. They can make all that money back in less than ten months, and then just continue to see their profits rise from that. So, you know, it's police like Amazon is asking police and do you wanna partner with us? And then police then go to residents. Do you wanna buy this, Amazon product, right? It's weird. Yeah. And all the money just goes back to him as on. Right. We also have an interview with Sony's, PlayStation CEO are e insure interviewed the CEO, and found out that game console maker is vowing to release have shared saved games backwards. Compatibility and more on its upcoming console often referred to as the PS five unofficially. Yes. So I mean, just trajectory wise, you know, it's probably going to be the PS five, they haven't said anything about that, but yeah, the CEO Jim Ryan this first interview since he started. In April, and he talked about how, you know, cloud gaming is gonna be the big thing Google with their stadia pitch is kind of moving toward that, too. They you might be able to play more games with your friends on XBox. And we might be able to play more games with just people on your old consulate. You might not even have to get the new PS five to play with your friends on that consulate Suming. That's its name a grant feature. We don't have all to play the council. Also on our own Ben FOX Reuben has a story. Also about Amazon unveiling the latest class of Alexa, prize competitors, who will be setting out to make the conversational Botts more real for these other stories, checkouts dot com. I'm Joanie salsa. Elfferding. Thanks for listening.
Apple's WWDC brought dark mode, $6,000 cheese graters -- and antitrust threats (The 3:59, Ep. 565)
"The. Two fifty nine I'm Joanie Saltzman. I'm Claire Riley. So yesterday, apple kicked off its WW DC conference for developers with its traditional opening keynote, and brought a ton of news. We got dark mode for iphone. We got a one thousand dollar computer monitor stand. We got the death of I tunes. Now dark mode, seems to be an pardon the verbal irony here a bit of a highlight of the day. This will turn the background black on your iphone screen and native apps. So if you're looking in a dark place, you won't be blinded by glaring white screen anymore, clear. Why do you think something so simple is getting such a response? I think it's, it's down to two things here. I think one aesthetically it's really sexy. It's different. You know, seeing they had this beautiful display of the jellyfish, and the jellyfish body had, like maps, inside it, it was amazing. I was losing it, but I think beyond the aesthetics in the design of everyone to have like a gritty ray-ban on their phone. It's really basic stuff like battery. Alive. You know, you're not gonna be blasting your idols out every time he switched. You find on and also into the day when you try to digital Dato, which is something I desperately tried to turn down screen brightness. We know that blue light keeps you awake so having dock mode. I think really ties into maybe minimizing some of the screen time, things health and wellness. I think it makes sense. Yeah. The MAC pro was also a big reveal to Mackie's professionals have been waiting seven years for an update since the last MAC pro which has sometimes been referred to as the trash can. But now we get six thousand dollar cheese grader. It's beautiful. I mean, and I actually thought I brought a cheese Greg this day. Two big joke about the old original MAC pro this is this is a massively gutsy machine talking about eight causing on process. Expandable ram up to one point five terabytes already on pro five Eddie graphics cod. So the important thing to remember is that people who care about this sort of stuff. This is the machine if you'll using one of these guys, you on a MAC book, a union, MAC, pro customer, that's been some of the reaction people that aren't in that professional grade, which is a very Michel market. And they're saying W F is up with, like an eleven thousand dollar computer. Why is the MAC pro important? It's important because they really lost that creative markets. So they have the video produces an editor's. They have the sound editors who didn't have a machine, and I was starting to go to competitors from the likes of HP Dell. Those windows based machines. Apple native Mike play in this space. It's beautiful it has the kind of the guts inside the machine. I mean they did. They did a demo with red. Injuring in real time in final Kat, or they were putting in up to a thousand track either one kind of curious. But when you have the ability to kind of do that stuff in real time. You don't feel the machine like wearing off the table. A sound like philosophy fan. Absolutely. And it's all expandable which the trash can didn't have, you know, they really they said that they kind of books themselves into thermal corner because you couldn't expand it because it just got too hot. Whereas this one is designed to be, like, Jesus grading up -solutely cool in every sense of the woods. So. Yeah, I think it's not the machine for you or I, but people that will like it. They will really like it right. Then in the midst of apples, big flashy conference. There was news offsite that emerged about how the US department of Justice could possibly investigate apple as a monopoly. Now, this is just the latest in a string of antitrust developments for apple that all seem to be intensifying. Claire, what has apple said about all this look Tim cook has come out and said? Apple is not a monopoly that they are going to, you know, they'll, they'll thought this kind of thing and naturally, they would because I have built an empire that keeps people inside the apple ecosystem, that's the whole point once you're inside apple. It's very hard to break out. Yeah. But that's the beauty of what they offer. But obviously they've got a lot of pushback app developers saying that you charge thirty percent commission to have apps in the app store, that's the only place they can be. So I think we're gonna see a lot of friction over this. And of course, they don't the only ones we've got Andrew anti-trust measures coming up against Facebook. The tech giants are really under the congressional gays right now. And I think this is really going to be an area that hates up. That's great. Yeah. It's going to be something that develops for a long time absolutely for this, and other stories checkouts not dot com. I'm Joanie salesman. And I'm Claro. Thanks.
Apple is fixing its busted MacBook keyboards for free -- and maybe for good? (The 3:59, Ep. 563)
"The. Welcome to the fifty nine I'm Joanie Saltzman. I'm Shara Tipton. So Apple's butterflies switch keyboards, or Sharjah's, MAC, book would probably tie, but turf. Like. They're getting fixed again. Years of complaints that keys don't type or they type too much with letters, apple is making some of its biggest changes yet. It's making the replacement program free for basically everyone that has one of these malfunctioning keyboards, and it's changed the material that is using in the switch hopefully to avoid double typing letters to think that what's your instinct about a material change, actually fixing all the problems with this. Keep with. It's really hard to know because they won't tell us what the material is. So it's hard to evaluate whether this is gonna make a huge difference. I would guess that ultimately, they're going to have to completely redesign. This keyboard again. Right. Yeah. Yeah. Well, what do you think about the fact that the replacing all these keyboards Frey, how significant that really you know, it's with some caveats it's not like you can just go in and be like, hey, I have one of these old keyboards. Give me a different keyboard, right? It has to be if you're keyboard is malfunctioning? Right. So they say a lot of people are not seeing this issue. Hugh. But I've seen the issue other reviewers the Wall Street Journal and other places had seen the issues. So it's not just isolated. It does seem like quite a few people do see this issue, where in may double type letters or not type them at all or various other things. But you do have to have a problem with your keyboard, for it to be replaced, and it's only for a certain timeframe. So it's four years after you buy. Okay, which if you think about it, that's kind of the life of a computer anyway. Give or take a little bit. And they had they had I introduced this keyboard replacement program a year ago, but it was more limited in the number of computers that covered. And now, they're basically saying if you buy any of our computers, or you buy any of our brand new computers that we just announced yesterday and it malfunctions you can replace it. So the, you know, the kind of gives consumers a little bit peace of mind, because, you know that you can buy one of these, and if there's problems that can be fixed for free, but also it raises some questions about how confident they actually feel in this keyboard, right? If from the very get go of selling it, they're going to say, hey, you can replace it for free, right? So you think the writings on the wall, they're going to just have to totally redesign? I think they're going to have to do you have do win that could happen. I mean, it takes a couple years, I think to kind of completely redo this, but we don't know if they've started on this along time ago. What it was. We also don't know what computers. They're gonna look like frankly, you know, everybody's looking for ipads, and Macs to kind of merge, which apple has said they're not, but we. We, they're going to be making mobile apps work on max. And so they're kind of getting closer to that. So I mean who even knows weeds things are going to look like while the whole reason they did it was to make these thinner and lighter. I personally, I would take like another millimeter thickness to have a board set. Yeah. Next up Qualcomm, a US judge ruled today that the powerful chick chipmaker is in fact, too powerful in a ruling that agreed with the Federal Trade Commission. The judge said, Qualcomm, suppressed competitors, for wireless chips and exploited its dominance to chain charge unnecessary licensing fee. So in your coverage, you've said that, this basically means call comes going to have to change its entire business model. Yeah, yeah. So Qualcomm sells chips, but a huge part of their business licensing, their technology to handset makers, so they don't license to competitors, like Intel or media tech, they license based on the entire value of phone because. Their patents. Don't just cover the chip. They cover other things that maybe aren't covered in just the processor. So basically, this judge is saying they have to license chipmakers. It means they could be making a lot less on royalty fees. Anybody that they currently have a contract with that may have to be renegotiated. Right. So this could just have who huge implications for Qualcomm, and how they run their business. Do you think that ultimately, will it mean that devices that consumers are paying for will those prices, come down because something like this definitely not there is there's no way. Yeah. This sorry. I mean, we basically out in these trials that apple under the previous was paying Qualcomm seven dollars per phone. No way that Apple's going to shave off three dollars off each I phone because of the or an apple just reached a deal with Qualcomm last month and we're just seeing prices go up across the board. So this, there's no way, this is actually going to have any sort of impact for consumer, which is too bad because that is one of the. Things that the judge said, is that this ultimately hurt consumers and caused higher phone prices, but we're stuck with those prices? It's not even going to change it for the people. It's supposed to help. Yeah. Finally Oculus released its long way to quest headset yesterday. VR's been a victim of hype ever since base book bought Oculus for billions of dollars years ago, but it seems like people who have tried quest seem cautiously optimistic that this one might actually be what gets people normal humans interested in virtual reality. You can read more about Oculus and all these other stories on dot com. I'm Joanie salesman. I'm sharpton. Thanks for listening.
Disney is going to take over Hulu. Now what?
"The. Welcome to the three fifty nine. I'm offering. I'm Joanie Sossamon doesn't Comcast come to an agreement where Disney will become full owner of Hulu and have complete control essentially, immediately your favorite. Comcast own shows will still be on Hulu until late twenty twenty four by twenty twenty NBC will be able to post on their shows and by twenty twenty two they'll be able to cancel most of its agreements for Hulu Joan how big is this. Well, when they want to clarify that they won't be able to pull anything you said like within a year, the local we'll be pulling anything from Hulu what they will have is the ability to stuff that was exclusive for Hulu. They'll be able to also stream it on their forthcoming streaming service at their themselves. So nothing's leaving who that it already has B C or any properties. Bravo Universal Studios. None of that's leaving until for like three years. But it's interesting in the sense that it's the first time in the entire history of Hulu, which has been around. It's one of the earliest streaming services on next ATV streaming services. It's the first time it's. Ever been owned by one company? And so it'll be interesting when it's not being run by three or more companies that are all competitors with each other. Do you think that this was an evidence -bility for Hulu that it was owned by so many different companies that eventually one would just take it over a completely? It wasn't enough ability for many many years many years there was there a couple times where the the most of whose life it was owned by NBC, which is Comcast Disney, which is ABC and the other one that I can't think of why can I think of FOX, of course, FOX. So is this a good time to get Lou membership now, or do you think people should be holding out? You know, there's got Disney plus coming out soon BC's having their own streaming service. Does it make sense to even get Hulu? No. Yeah. I mean, like there's a possibility that when Disney launches Disney plus in November that they'll be the opportunity to have like a bundle discount. If you get both who and see plus they've said they wanted to do it. But up until this point Disney said we can't unilaterally make decision because we're not the only owners of can now they are the only owners though, so up next San Francisco could be the first city to ban facial recognition being used by city agencies. It's going to vote today as more issues surrounding facial recognition continue to surface now just to make this clear that doesn't mean that stores or any businesses would not be able to use facial recognition because this law would only really apply to city government. So, you know, the police potentially schools city hall or anything like that. Does he go to San Francisco? You can still be have facial recognition happen. Yes. It's not when you're like on public property. So you still wanna pack your face masks going. Obviously this privacy concerns civil liberty. Complains and technology issues facial recognition. It's not completely accurate there's racial buys gender buys and things like that. And they're not the only city thinking about doing this Somerville. Massachusetts is also looking into a complete ban on facial recognition. Yeah. I mean, do you have any thoughts? I mean, it's nice to have places carved out where you know, your face is safe from being wreck. Yes, there's there's no loss on it. Yeah. All of this is being done. And there are literally no rules on how it can be used. So this would actually be a first, right? And finally, if you use what's app, you should update it immediately the messaging service, which is owned by Facebook has really good security features due to its encryption. But it's not impervious. There was Mauer developed by an Israeli company called the group which used it to install spyware on people's devices through just a phone call, which blows my mind. So basically, they all they had to do is call you have to pick it up either. You could like reject it. You didn't have to anything in that call itself, put them our? Yeah. It's yeah. So it was like basically had no click or interaction needed type of Mao. Ray? Right. The financial times reported this first and that it was used on a UK human rights lawyer. As you know, always good stuff going on there when you're targeting people, fighting human rights Facebook said they released an update for this. So like, I said if you use what's app you shoulda update immediately. Literally what I'm doing right? That's all the time. We have for the show today. I'm Alfred Johnny Saltzman. Thanks for listening.
Chartable launch SmartLinks and Get $1.5m Funding
"The latest from pod news dot net. Chargeable has announced a new product called smart links away to measure marketing and to link automatically to the right podcast app. Depending on device, it's free for everybody. And they've also raised one point five million dollars in funding from a set of investors, including initialized to explained why they invested in chargeable in a post that you'll find in our newsletter and did our show notes and found a Dave Zohrab also explains why they raised the money the podcast host a website containing over six hundred articles about podcasting has had a redesigned to quote, make it much easier for podcasters to navigate around the maze of information and find what they need to succeed right now did podcasting world is a piece of research about discovering insights, pain points and problems of podcast listeners today, it's been written up on medium, and it may offer useful feedback to poke Kosters and poke assed app developers alike. Podcasting in France. As a full report about podcasting in the country. Available from Linda full, we linked to that of Jose from our newsletter today and are shown it's she also at it's a abai monthly newsletter about the French podcast market had a lot of resources on the industry. The Wall Street Journal has published an article wi- Spotify sees potential in podcasts, including an interview with finance chief Barry McCarthy as also an article in the motley fool will link you to ads ways has launched audio go product that lets small buyers purchase audio advertising, quote on premium audio services like Pandora and other premium publishes, the minimum for the product is just two hundred and fifty dollars which opens advertising in these services up to a wider set of potential clients, apple trialing anew session in one of their stores, creating your first podcast his running from next week at the apple store in Chicago. The stories also hosts to some live podcast recordings, and they may roll the session out. Two other stores in future. And so far as we're aware at the economist has for the first time covered a podcast as part of its culture section. They reviewed mobilize in podcasts today to live and die in LA has so far had fifteen million downloads. And it will conclude later this month the team behind the podcast of announced a new title from June cold culpable, the toll cows podcast has just celebrated their two hundred fiftieth addition, where musicians actors filmmakers and others speak one on one with their peers, the two hundred and fiftieth addition was a special mother's day episode, featuring eleven artists the cricket World Cup starts on the thirtieth of may. And the ashes start on the first of August. And if you care in the least than the earn believable ashes podcast returns for series two next Monday. See what they did there hosted by comedian Andy Saltzman and Felicity ward. At the latest episode of unstructured seeks to answer. The question should podcast guests pay to be on podcasts. Christopher Lockhead and super Joe Pardo have opposing views, and that's the latest from our newsletter. Pod news dot net.
Spotify Hits 100 Million Subscribers
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Deloitte, a global leader in digital transformation helping clients apply. Technologies like cloud an AI to their unique business challenges Deloitte got com slash look again. This is tech news briefing im Tanya boost does reporting from the newsroom in London Spotify narrowed, its loss in the most recent quarter as the music streaming giant invested heavily on its growing podcast business. Spotify says it now has one hundred million premium subscribers it's most lucrative type of customer. We will look into where this unique company stands as of late as we the collective world. Make our way through a cluttered streaming cloud. That's after these Todd lines. Beating a deadline scheduled for Tuesday of this week. Tesla CEO Elon Musk reached a deal with US regulators. That would eliminate the risk of him being held in contempt for allegedly violating an earlier court order over his use of Twitter the feud stems from the securities and Exchange Commission investigation in twenty eighteen that alleged Mr. musk misled investors by tweeting about a potential by out of his company musk, then agreed to have his statements. Overseen by tesla lawyers the SEC then alleged he violated the pact in February the latest sees Mr. musk and the S E C agreeing to modify the original order by clarifying a list of events, including when musk would need approval to tweet about a range of topics related to tusla's business. Cloud computing has been a rainmaker for the semiconductor industry, but a dry patch seems to be upon the industry as of late. The journal says investors shouldn't panic just yet. However, demand for cloud computing services remain, strong as evidenced by both Microsoft, and Amazon's recent reports, but spending is unlikely to match last year's explosive pace RBC estimates it surged forty eight percent last year compared to twenty five percent in two thousand seventeen and that that was skewed by factors like mounting trade tensions with China. Andy latest company to take on Airbnb, Marriott international starting a new home rental business. It will be the first major hotel company to create a US home rental platform one that would allow home rental guests to earn. And redeem loyalty points as they do and booking a stay at any other Marriott property. The journal says some hotel exacts who had long dismissed Airbnb and Expedia home away as competitors. Now believe they are growing in part at the expense of hotel companies, especially with leisure, travelers end large families coming up as Spotify announces one hundred million paying users the streaming competition heats up support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Deloitte, a global leader in digital transformation helping clients apply. Technologies like cloud an AI to their unique business challenges Deloitte, God com slash look again. Spotify said this week that it narrowed its losses in the most recent quarter, thanks to going in big on its growing podcast business, noting that it now has one hundred million paying users also helped during the quarter Spotify acquired podcast companies Gimblett media and anchor and announced plans to acquire another podcast producer podcast as baron senior writer. Avi Saltzman explains this tactic emerged as a key incentive for new business. Everything you listen to on your phone podcast. You know, maybe they'll have a piece of audio books. One day that proposition means that Spotify. We'll be able to make money and a lot of different ways not sort of always haggling over a dollar to the music labels. They'll essentially be able to charge for more things. The next few months could be tricky. They're in negotiations with record labels things could go one way or the other as far as a few margin points here there and. I think investors who liked the stock say, hey, look, don't obsess over one or two margin points. Think about this company as an absolutely indispensable part of your phone as we speak tech giant across the board. Or I'll cramming into the same space so Spotify concerned at what is looming ahead, by way of steep competition. I mean, I think they're probably quite worried. But I think that they believe that they have a unique proposition. I think the reason that these tech giants are gonna stick around is that music actually helps them sell a lot of other things. So I think for Google that's going to help them sell ads for Amazon, it's probably gonna help themselves. Alexa speakers. I mean, I think that they believe that their product business is enhanced by having tons of music on it. So you can go into any room. Listen to whatever music you want. And even if they lose money on it. And I you know, I think Tim cook has said that he doesn't expect to make money off of apple music, at least in the near term. And when you're playing against a company that has. More than one hundred billion dollars in cash. You gotta be worried because you know, it's not so easy for Spotify. For instance, to raise prices, let's say it went to fifteen bucks. You know, apple music say, hey, we're still ten bucks or we could even do it for five. They have the ability to lose money because they know that, you know, having a whole library of music loaded up on an expensive phone makes that expensive phone more attractive, and perhaps most importantly to customers will the current business model that we've all grown accustomed to change when Spotify looks at D hard numbers. You know, there's only so far that that ten dollars goes I've talked to some artists who say look at it's ten dollars nice for the user. But if it's not supporting the artists, you know, you're really creating a problem there that you may have to raise the price of the company hasn't said anything about that. But, but eventually this notion that everything can be paid for with ten bucks. It may not be sustainable analysts. Now have been pushing back their estimates for. When the company will actually start to make money and last year, they thought oh twenty twenty they're going to be making money now, it's twenty twenty one and this is a lot of disagreement about whether even that's going to happen. Check out more from barons, the read back podcasts for more on Spotify latest prospects that does it for the tech news briefing for the Wall Street Journal. I'm Tanya boost does thanks for listening.
Netflix's price hikes mean its growth is hitting the brakes (The 3:59, Ep. 545)
"Welcome to the fifty nine. I'm Joanie Saltzman. I'm out for being so last night net. Flicks. Gave another update on how it's price hikes are faring. And the news isn't great. Although Netflix signed up a record number of new members in the first three months of the year. The company expects new subscriptions to basically hit a wall in the US. Now, that's in the midst of rolling out one of its biggest rate hikes in the US right now too. So Netflix race. It's most popular plan to thirteen dollars and raised its entry level tier for the first time ever. Do you think it's getting to expensive as you know, everything is always too expensive for me? And I would not pay for that. I'm already don't pay for Netflix. Thank you, friends and family discount. So yeah, I it's not a surprise to me that as prices go up, and as more options com that you know, what Netflix is offering is not worth it to a lot of people, and they're willing to pay a cheaper price for someone like, Hulu, even though it has commercials or anything else, basically. Yeah. Yeah. What are the other things that they talked about during their conversation was about things about the competitive landscape? We've got a big like seems to be very popular already coming from dizzy, and they price. There's like half the amounts yet that Netflix is going to be what what how do you think those things are going to stack up the last time? I was on this show. We talked about Disney, plus and my estimate for how much I would pay for it is five dollars and their pricing was seven. I'm like, oh, we do that. I do your subscription it works out to being five eighty. So it's pretty close. Yeah. It was very close to what I was willing to pay for it. And I think that's definitely going to big challenge for net foot. Yeah. I agree. So moving on apple and Qualcomm, they've been doing it out in court for years, but they before the really big trial got rolling to suddenly settled out of nowhere. What's the story? Yeah. The settlement came during their opening arguments. And if you haven't been following our report Shara tip can has been extensively reporting about this during. Their whole arguments. The gist of it is generally that apple has been using Qualcomm chips for a while up until maybe like twenty sixteen or twenty fifteen or so and they're Qualcomm chips were basically their way of getting like LT and connecting on Qualcomm chips are also kind of the only way that apple phones could get five G anytime soon. But as they were arguing core, it seemed like they weren't going to be able to get access to this technology, and the main argument that led to this court case was at apple felt like they were paying too much for ball com. Chips if calls double dipping, right? Yes. Had not only. Do they have to pay to use the chips, but they also have to pay royalties on the chips itself to kinda get the intellectual property inside of their phones. So they were they were paying like twice twice as much and they were suing saying, you know, we want our money back, and then they settled and also signed a new six year contract with Qualcomm yesterday. So I guess that's the end of that. What does that mean for everybody? Iphones. It essentially means that you're probably gonna get five G much sooner than you thought. You were on your iphone, right? Yeah. Lastly, we also have news out of XBox. The company unveiled an all digital edition of its console is a big deal. While basically means that you're not gonna put any than it. So if you go to any stores, and you know, by these like, this the benefits and advantages of having a disk is that you can borrow it or like lended to a friend anytime you want or you can resell it, even if you have a digital copy. That's not really like something you, and I think Microsoft knows that and you know, they're they can make a lot more money if everyone's buying their own copy as opposed to like selling it, or like, you know, giving it to a used game store or something like that. Yeah. Which this could completely disrupt the entire like used game store contract. But a lot of people I've seen on Twitter criticizing the saying that you know, I enjoy being able to hand these copies over also it's not that much of a discount to warrant getting. It's only fifty dollars cheaper than the act the other Xbox One s. Yeah. Yeah. Do have they said got into the details about if you have a collection of games that you wanna play. We you have access to digital version of it. I'm art of games you've already purchased. I'm not. I'm not sure about that. Yeah. Well, there's a lot of considerations there for all these stories and more you can check see net. I'm joanie. Also, I'm offering thanks for listening.
The Daily, The Weekly, the Apple Watch, and more Google Podcasts features
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"saltzman" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"Last week L USD teachers returned to the classroom after striking for salary increases and reduced class sizes now more educators around the country are walking picket lines and holding rallies to banding demanding more pain better funding kinda Saltzman coming because LA is such a massive massive school district that you would see others looking to LA for the lead. Teachers in Denver have already decided to strike and yesterday, thousands of teachers in Virginia converged on the state capital of a rally educators and Oakland will also vote this week and whether or not to strike. Yesterday, Joshua tree national park reopened. But officials say irreparable damage was done to the area during the government shutdown throughout that time was no staff at the park to clean toilets perform maintenance, there were reports of people cutting down Joshua trees that is so four straight paths for off roading. I hate to hear that stuff too. I who are these people living in our society doing stuff like that. I don't know. And we should have fines that are. So large people will never do this stuff. Again, you know, even just as mass kissing her. But certain things that are just done in our society that define doesn't seem large enough. You know, and if you make it big enough or you make the jail time big enough or something like that. Then people won't do. Iphone users kind of scary story here. Gary if this what if you got an iphone iphone users may notice a message that group FaceTime is temporarily unavailable. Apparently, it's a bug apple found some bug to trying to fix that. The bug was allowing FaceTime callers to hear other people's phone calls without their consent. Appears this has been happening for the last three months. Oh, you were hearing other people's phone calls without their consent. Yeah..
"saltzman" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Word sassy and tirade are being called out by culture. Critics a culture critic named Nadia McDonald at the Washington Post or no she called out the Washington Post the New York Times because she says their characterization of tweets by people like Alexandria Cossio Cortes, using the term tirade or sassy is loaded with racial and sexist baggage or it's just a sassy tirade. There's that too now. So the bullying worked, I guess in this story ABC reports that the boy the boy who was bullied because his last name was also Trump changed his name, and then was honored by an anti bullying organization. So he didn't overcome the bullying he was bullied into changing his name. That's not overcoming the bullying, and there are adults who are actually what the rewarding this instead of saying stand your ground stand up to bullies. And the progressive left is a gas that Clarence Thomas wife isn't stained silent in the kitchen making sandwiches. In fact, a piece the hill says Clarence Thomas his wife as a scrutiny for spreading far-right stances on social media. They prefer conservative women's silent. Stay with us. This is your check it out minute with Mark Saltzman. Brought to you by easy's. The shell was putting some tech back into the puck twenty years ago. The NHL lodged FOX tracks puck, a short-lived augmented reality technology that highlighted the Pokka TV screens with a red streak would shot at the net. Well, this time the NHL is testing game park technology with a Thermo critic coating that will change the color of the league's logo from purple to white with the puck temperature rises above freezing. Letting officials know that they should replace it rubber puck slide much better faster on the ice would frozen once in play it's hard for ficials to tell if the puck is thought out. So this tech will alleviate that issue. The Thurber Chromebook pot will be tested in select NHL games in two thousand nine hundred and evaluated for potential league wide rollout. That was your tech. It out minute. Brought to you by e Seuss. Tomorrow on Tony cats..
"saltzman" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Arne cycle editor at NPR politics and berry Hardiman senior editor at NPR's weekend edition. Thank you both for hanging today. You are. So, yeah, it's time for my favorite game who said that. The game is quite simple. I share a quote from the week, you all have to guess who said that or get the story it refers to or get a key word or get close or just wait until I give you enough clues to figure it out. I'm not a stickler Sam. Good. Yeah, I am. I've never been good at this game. Already in the lead fun thing about this game. It doesn't matter if you're good enough because the winner gets absolutely nothing. Nice. You guys ready for the first quote? Yes, yeah, you can tell me who said you can tell me what I'm just get close. It is ready quote, even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human trait characteristics as most Sesame Street Muppets do they remain puppets and do not have a sexual orientation Ernie and Bert. Yes, yes. So very, got it more technically correct. Aren't you got the keywords I should see Arnie's face that's city. I we both. Got it right. We were. We were building on each other's corrected. Yeah, there was a mind meld here in DC. Yeah, I'm gonna give you both half a point. Thank you. Okay. Point point. Okay. So this quote comes from sesame workshop. This is the company that makes Sesame Street, the iconic children's a puppet show. They were responding to new speculation over whether to Sesame Street characters who happen to live together Burton Ernie speculation over whether or not they're gay. This all came about because Mark Saltzman who wrote a bunch of episodes for the show for more than thirteen years in a recent interview, he said that when he wrote for the characters, he thought of Bert and Ernie as gay that led to all of the internet getting into fights over whether these to puppets are gay. It was finally sesame workshop who makes the show was like. They're a sexual this debate heaps happening. Remember when the supreme court legalized gay marriage, the cover the New Yorker, yes, it was underneath shorthand head on their shoulders watching the ruling that cover again. Can I just tell you how to me at least this sesame workshop statement feels so hypocritical because they're sitting here saying, well, burden. Ernie don't have a sexual orientation. Meanwhile, you got criminal in MS piggy making out onscreen. Yeah, going from breakup to make ups every other episode right there. Clearly sexual also eighty. Your child is clearly a gay icon. I just can't wait. Could why did they? I mean, I don't mean to be don't ask, don't tell about it, but why do we have to address it? Like why. I just don't wanna see it that what you say at all, you know? Yeah. And there's so much background here. I mean, there is the person who's writing the character saying this at the same time originally they were based off of Jim Henson and his best friend, right? Which was a platonic relationship that we know about their relationship. Oh, well, that's a good point. As far as we know it was talk. Yeah, I, it just seems to me like, couldn't we allow it to be roommates for one person and longtime partner for another like it couldn't it be wanted to Sesame Street, right? That's the kind of the point of stories you get to imagine what you want. Yes. Also, Bert, Ernie if you're listening, I'm with you whatever the case you be you. That's right. This game is tied one all ready for the next quote. Yes, we're actually going to play the tape of this one here who said, thank you..
"saltzman" Discussed on Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show
"So what she's talking about is Mark Saltzman was a writer for Sesame Street and Bert, internee specifically saying, I always felt that without a huge agenda. When I was reading Burton Ernie, they were gay. I didn't have any other way to contextualized them though. He happens to be gay. Also. This is why that started that the writer of Bernie said that they were gay, then that game mazing then very, let miss piggy used to hit on what frogger what's his face all the time. And she would sexually harass him. We knew she was straight as problematic. Saltzman added the relationship between Bernie merit, his relationship with his longtime partner on, no, you wanna say on, then you think about two beds. That sad died in two thousand three, but that's interesting. Ernie Arnold. Honestly, like think about how hard it would have been to be like a gated in a committed relationship at that point in time. And then you have this thing where you're like kind of subtly sending a message to other people like it's not weird to like now. It's funny because it wouldn't be where to all like I'm going to have probably like a female roommate until I'm like thirty five, like all the dudes. I know live with dudes like not even anything like sometimes their gaze, sometimes they're straight like, you know, but what did Bernie do for a living because they weren't comic. So why are these grove adults? That's actually a really, really good point and a sick burn. That's fair. I probably wouldn't feel. To ruin. It's if I wasn't. I. So Arnie is the Bert character Arnie had OCD would create friction in the house, and that's the way he felt that dynamic between the Burton Ernie would go, of course, you know, Ernie was the jokester muppet. That's what I had in my life and Burton Ernie the burner relationship. How could it not permeate? The things that would took off Arnie wouldn't be the things would be the things because me would be the things that would take up. Bert, Sesame Street says, puppets do not have any sexual orientation ain't panic. They're like whereabout to lose all are Christians. This cannot happen like they freaked. God that's Frank is is the main guy behind the the Muppets. It seems Mr. Mark Saltzman he wrote on Twitter was asked of Burton. Ernie are gay. I soon as you start with Mr. Saltzman I'm like, what you have not been calling Mr. Saltzman this whole time, it's fine that he feels that they are l. boy, they're not of course, but why the question doesn't really matter why the need to the fine. People as only gay that somebody who sees straight people in the media all the time where they're like, why this need to label people gay? It's like because we have nobody likes. We need our heroes even if it's Burton earning, please, there's much more to a human being than just straightness or gain this. Yeah, we know one of the stick up is asked one was a little jokester. We know there's other things to them. Yeah, we've been college in other things about Burton Ernie. Also, the implication that's like how a lot of people think unfortunately about characters in general, is that if it's a character's gay, then that's their defining attribute. That's how they're describing the script. That's how Papa. And so it's like then that takes away from everything else Bernie are and it's like, it shouldn't. Right. What is matter if they're, I don't know, why didn't I have to come out to my parents and say, yeah, like does matter. Yeah. Having seen love Simon, it matters this person, Tom rates. Why are they not not arguing us? Just wondering. He said he wrote it from that point of view and Franks's I created Bert. I know what in. Who he is. Do you know what size Dickey as you didn't even begin to think about it, but you put a shirt on him earth l. let's to win you. So when you're dressing up your dolls, do you think about, are they wearing stripes? Did you think about what size head is? It's okay. The puppet version of like it's cool, but just like not around me. Why do you throw that in my FIA this person read rights, you may have created him Frank, but you don't seem to realize appreciate that what he means to thousands of little boys growing up you digging in your heels wrongly, conflicting romantic orientation was sexual orientation with what seems like disgust is what's disappointing and France's..
"saltzman" Discussed on Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews
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"saltzman" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Arts Review
"To begin today's program we celebrate revolution in cinema in the nineteen sixties while much attention has been given to the new wave in france here in britain film was being used to shine a spotlight on parts of society that hadn't really been explored on screen before movie such as a taste of honey saturday night sunday morning and the loneliness of the long distance runner world the product of the groundbreaking british film company would fulfill means and what of the subject of a season at the british film institute starting in the next couple of days here in london and the man putting it all together stephen hess and i'm delighted to say he joins us in the studio today on the very warm welcome lamont hill twenty four stephen tell us for those of us who don't know would fulfillment and i suspect there might be too many people who don't know who would feel films are aware who are they who were they would fulfill was put to was set up in nineteen fifty eight by the playwright john osborne the hollywood producer harry saltzman and tiny richardson who in fact was my father in law who just how i got involved in this whole world of woodfull films in the first instance antonian johm put it together to make look back in anger which was a play that they had staged at the royal at the royal court obviously written by john and directed by tony nuts when woodfull was put together and since then it went through an arc of i think it's first film was look back in anger in nineteen fifty eight which was released nine hundred fifty nine so it's nearly it's sixty th birthday and it's.
"saltzman" Discussed on The Allusionist
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"saltzman" Discussed on RobinLynne
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"saltzman" Discussed on EconTalk
"And you could argue that's not a good idea and similarly you could argue i disagree but you could argue also uh one of the things i love most in life is letting my thoughts just wander around you know i and see where they go in and don't try to stop them and don't try to be aware of and uh getting lost in my thoughts is one of my favorite activities in meditation is suggested maybe that's not the best practice and yet i'm kinda addicted to it and it's interesting to have to deal with that is a meditate her yeah i mean it's true that one of the first things that happens and we now know gets through brain scans in meditation when you succeed in relaxing is that your socalled default mode network quiets down that's in network that is active in your brain when you remind is wandering on but it's not like your ending all my wandering i mean you're gonna be walking around it still going to be happening it probably has some function but you know an interesting thing i've noticed is that ain't xouli one function of mine wandering issue address little issues in use saltzman problems i'm going to sometimes when i meditating oh attain estate of common suddenly an ideal just pop up that exit is the solution to a problem uh you know and and and you know in in my life for it's it's an idea that i should pursue and it's important to remember that this is i certainly am says is in the book that is a lot of subterranean activity in a mine there's a lot of stuff going on and in fact one communality of modern psychology in tradition buddhist teaching is to be kind of skeptical of the extent to which what you think of as the conscious cell is really in charge in the first place right more than i think we realize the work is being done in a subterranean level by perhaps a variety of so of can't actors in her brain that have different agendas and the results of the process are kind of injected into consciousness and so the extent that that's true there's less.