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Get a special discount when you order your kit today at http://23andme.com/games Start your trial month of Hims at http://forhims.com/gamesdaily Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/GAMES. Andrea and Greg talk about the next nine months of Destiny 2, unbox a PlayStation Classic, and wonder about Fallout 76's future. 00:02:21 - Housekeeping The Kinda Funny Games Showcase is ONE WEEK from Saturday. We have SIXTY games to show you, and we couldn’t be more excited. Come see what we’ve got Saturday, December 8th at 10 am PT on twitch.tv/kindafunnygames. If you’re out and about, follow @kindafunnyvids on Twitter or catch the Showcase later on youtube.com/kindafunnygames. The Roper Report - 00:08:45 - Bungie outlines the next year of Destiny 2 content - via Polygon 00:17:11 - Fallout 76 Patches, Reddit 00:28:30 - Fallout 76 Lawsuit? Hayden Taylor 00:36:39 - PlayStation Patents Game Cartridge, Rachel England - Engadget 00:41:52 - Red Dead MP Modes, IGN 00:4:55 - Out today Reader mail - 00:53:52 - PUBG coming to PS4 in a couple weeks, I was wondering, what should I play, PUBG or Blackout? - Michael from England 00:56:11 - Is KF planning on doing a Game Awards live reactions? - Josh from Maryland 00:57:42 - Regarding what the Kingdom Hearts Fan Community is calling the "Amazon Games Fiasco" I am very interested to hear your perspective. Did you anticipate any of the anger from the fans towards the Kingdom Hearts 3 announcement planned for the Cyber Monday Deals Stream? Do you know if there were ever plans for an actual new trailer? - James 01:00:52 - Squad Up: James(@verysuperjamous)[PS4] - ObiWanPotato27 01:01:45 - You‘re Wrong Tomorrow’s host: Greg and Whitta
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164: iPhone Screen Repairs Have Just Been Changed Forever
Starting today. Apple is making it easier for you to get your iphone screen repaired. Hey, I'm ready Richie. Welcome back to vector. Thanks for watching. Let's get into it over the years. Eyestone screen repairs have become increasingly complex early on. It could be a matter of whether or not the part of the casing that slid off was on the front or the back. But as displays became laminated as biometric security required securely paired hardware components as wider gamut, necessitated individual color, calibration as three d touch meant. It had to be calibrated for three d. precisely where you touched. And as more advanced sensors demanded more exacting. Alignments a lot more work had to be done to ensure a high quality functional repair so much. So in fact, apple had hardware devices installed at all retail locations and certified service enters to do the job better and faster than your average human could until today. Right now as you're watching this apple is in the process of making a change. One as simple and as profound as moving the previous calibration process from hardware to software in a partner. Communication, I managed to get a glance at apple is telling it service providers. This apple is excited to announce that we have optimized iphone display calibration to support your work in conducting an in-store display repair, beginning September, seventeen, three touch calibration fixtures will no longer be required to complete display repairs for phone success. And later we have optimized to calibration process using software. This means we can now calibrate repaired iphone by simply connecting the device and running our calibration diagnostics without the need to run it through a separate fixture. This change will create more flexible workspace in many repair rooms. Most importantly, it will save time for you and our customers by moving the process from hardware to software. It won't just open up space in existing workshops the reduced time and expense should. Hopefully open up the process itself to even more workshops. So the certified repairs with certified parts become available to more people in more places. It's part of Apple's ongoing initiative to better protect customers and the environment by making products that don't just work better, but last longer everything from twelve working on all I phones going back to the five s to alchemy up stronger forms of aluminum, steel and glass to making repairs increasingly easier and more affordable. And because they last longer you can keep using them and keeping using them is the best thing for the planet. This move won't satisfy everyone right to repair is complicated often contentious. I'm not talking about the extremes on either side. People who want to get your attention or sell you something by telling you everything should be hermetically sealed or on the opposite end, bloated out twice the size and weight. So you can get in there with their expensive LEGO. I'm talking about people who simply want to have quality parts available. Affordable prices so they can keep their stuff working and keep themselves safe. It's a step, but it's one of many that still needs to come earlier this week. Apple also announced a permanent reduction in the cost of I phone battery replacements. Previously, apple dropped the price from seventy nine dollars to twenty nine dollars for anyone affected by performance waddling on several recent models that runs out at the end of the year. But from January one, twenty nineteen and on the price for out of warranty battery replacement will change again to forty nine dollars for older models and sixty nine dollars for iphone ten or later. And that's critical because lithium ion batteries, which can be dramatically flammable really aren't something anyone should want to screw around with in the US. Apple is also making apple care plus available on a monthly payment plan. In addition to the traditional lump sum up front, it's great for people who want the protection but can't afford to pay for all of it at the time of purchase apples. Also expanding apple care plus with optional theft and loss protection. It costs more, but it's. Better than traditional carrier insurance plans. Because if something ever happens, there are no police reports to file or hoops to jump through. Thanks to find my iphone, which has to be a neighbor at the time of purchase. Apple knows your iphone is gone and that you've removed it from your account and wiped it that's faster and more convenient than filing reports and waiting for results for everyone. I know not everybody thinks it's worth it, but I get apple care plus for everything. A few years ago, I was at a New Year's Eve party when some fireworks misfired. One of them hit me in the chest singed my jacket and then fell onto my iphone. And melted the phobic coating basically turned it into sandpaper as soon as the apple store reopened, I took it in the genius on duty, a short lecture at the better take care of my possessions, despite my protests that the iphone leaped in front of me to robotically save me from explosive injury and then promptly captured it for the engineers back in Cupertino, whom I'm guessing had never previously included particular test in their sweet and cloud. Log in and half an hour later, and I left the store with a brand new version of what was essentially and identical copy of my phone with all of my stuff on it ready and able to get on with my life, not everyone has the same level of experience and not every time as apple scales is going to be an ongoing challenge to scale quality and speed and capacity of service as well. But I think steps moving screen, calibration from big expensive hardware to more widely accessible software is in arguably part of the solution. So is dropping the cost of repairs seeing to the rapid availability of parts and expanding protection to new areas where existing services can provide additional support and convenience. If you're curious, like I am about how apple can replace hardware calibration with software, how things like algorithms and neural networks and machine learning work. If just hearing those terms sounds daunting than brilliant is a great place to start. They have a bunch of online courses that can teach you the fundamental logic and science behind. These technologies if you're new or just interested in the field, each course is interactive and breaks up complicated concepts into bite sized chunks to make sure you actually absorb the information, which is something I can't say about any university lecture ever in. You can get started easily right now today, just checkout, brilliant dot org slash vector. Thanks. Brilliant. Okay. So yeah, I can already feel some of you getting ready to rage into the comments about how this sounds just like an ad for apple care or whatever, but it's not. It's my considered opinion that most clumsy people like me will benefit from apple care in the long run, even if it'll make the lines slightly longer for me personally right now, but I think everyone will benefit from better and more accessible repairs in out of warranty, both our personal devices and for our shared environment. Now, let me know what you think. Have you had to get your iphone screen repaired or battery replaced? Have you done iphone screen repairs or battery replacements yourself? What have been your pain points? Does this start to ADR. Yes, them what else do you wanna see, apple do kit. Subscribe hit lake. If you do not like if you don't, but let me know in the comments below. Thank you so much for watching remembers, Leah. We'll meet us this daisy, who can disassemble nine different models of iphone using daisy. We can reuse those recycled materials and future products. And the more we do this, the less we'll have to mind from you.
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E261 Down For The Cause
This is fifteen minutes of freedom. I'm your host Ryan. I don't today's episode is down for the cause. Today's episode. I'm going to share with you one of the craziest lessons that I've ever seen given to me by my daughter Gina. So for those of you that have kids around the holiday season. Most schools, at least lamented school seem to have some sort of play right? Some sort of concert some sort of children's event, and they want all the parents to come in for this night of singing or activities and bliss and all this crazy stuff. I don't say I'm new to being a father Reid. John is not my biological daughter. She got an incredibly active father in her life. But I don't like the term stepdad or even bonus dad really when she's with us. I feel as much like a father is I know how to feel. So I share with you very openly. I look here's my daughter. That is not in a way to diminish what her actual father does her in the role. He plays in her life. But we have this concert that is a few weeks ago. Now. That really one of the last things that I want to do being honest is leave work fight rush hour traffic. Deal with a crowded auditorium full appearance that also probably don't really wanna be there. And then listen to kids sing. I love my daughter. Completely. I wanna support her. But that's just not the thing. I want to do. And maybe you yourself don't have kids will have not experienced this yet. Maybe you do have kids, and you love going to the concerts respect all sides of this equation for me personally. I gotta just just drop. Those is not what gets me fired up. I'm not super excited about this. But I go price in the car for a minute or two I sent her myself do some breathing exercises and just realized how incredibly fortunate I am to get to be here in that moment. And literally whether it's internally annoy didn't say out loud, it it's almost like opening myself up to the experience it's coming and be present every moment right likely my phone away. Don't match any of this stuff. Just be there. Have John feel the love that comes from me and from her whole family, right? Her grandmother and grandfather showed up Lindsey side Lindi shows up Lindy's is husband her aunt her cousins. She had a cheering section the front row. And we're all there to rose four seats per row the front two rows. And she comes up, and she you know, she has hide all of us. She hugs us. She kisses us. She says how happy she is that we're there. And it's just a great feeling it's super eight. And she does that she's at this little swarm of friends around her. Right. I mean. These friends from the outside are the ones that everybody else in the schools watching. I would feel comfortable saying, they're the popular kids. And I hate to have that be a terminology that we use to define people. But they are the little click. Right. I think if we're all honest with ourselves we recognize that that is still what goes on. I'll call tribalism, right? I've shared that before in other episodes. That like minded people hang out together. And some point there's a perception of what reality is even a children's is and that some people seem to have differently than others. So John has got this group of six or seven maybe eight little girls the follow around. Right. And she's of self-serving -ly on my side. She's calm. She centered. She's loving and gregarious not going to all of them. And so that she's necessarily the leader. But she's kind of the one that's the conduit right because there's a crazy friend that like bounces around always got full of energy. There's a friend. That's all tra-, emotional that might be the quickest one to cry. There's a friend. That's already started focus on boys. There's a friend. That's maybe a little self Lakna little self confidence that she's you know, in our own process of finger self out and everybody has their own personality, and for my perception Jonah's like the the mid ground, you know, she might exhibit some of every one of those different personality traits. But she seems very holistically Senate who she is. And so she's over with us saying lower friends around her every there, you know. Nice skirts and dresses and all the fun. Happy stuff that goes on. And then she kisses us goodbye. And she leaves her friends. I'm sitting there watching maybe she's gonna use rusher. Right. Maybe she's walking the bathroom. Maybe she had to a teacher. Maybe somebody else. She knows. And I see her walk over and there's two kids. That have a fairly what I would say aggressive is the right term. They have down syndrome. Right. They are ones that are led around school with you know, a teacher's aide. They have a special curriculum. They're made to feel part of the whole group. They have their own challenges. Jonah sits right down next to him. And she's touching the one little boy on his back and having conversation with him and ask him questions about the toys gotten his hand. And then she moves the other side of him like stand up, and this is on the floor right as floor the auditory Amon. It's she stands up. And then sits between these two. Children one boy and one girl, and then she's sharing stories back and forth with both of them. Now, they're far enough away that I can't hear what they're saying. You can just see these two childrens face light up that the fact that Jonah's there, and John is present. And she's engaged. And she gets the fact that can ascetical they enjoy touch, right? So she's touching both of them like almost reassuringly, but with this loving energy. I don't really know how to describe it. And she stays there for quite some time. And it's she's not doing it. Because she's looking for extra no validation. Her friends have watched her walk away almost kinda turn their back in a focus on themselves. Nestle shunning from the group, but they're not concerned with what she's doing. Nothing. John is not concerned about them. She's also not concerned about us as a family unit. She's just there in the moment. Paying attention to these children. And a moment turns into five at five turns into ten and she's just generally engaged by this point the rest of her friends down have taken their seats. And she stands up and comes over. It says like Ryan, did you see my friends you I want you to meet my friends? And regretful. I don't remember their names, but she wants me to go. Meet these two children. And I'm just in all. Right. Here's this little girl that hasn't really been exposed to things like that other than in school. But she is completely unconcerned or not concerned with what her friends thing. She's not concerned if she's doing the right or wrong thing, she's going where she feels as appropriate and she generally enjoys these two individuals. And regretfully. We can't send up and go say Hello because the concert starts and she takes her seat. That's a little bit more in the center. But as the night progresses on and the children, take the stage. His it's fourth graders and third graders. Johnson third grade fourth graders come off the stage in the third graders. Go on. And even as they take the state, and she makes sure that these two children are like president taking care of. And she's talking to the teachers eight about them. And it's just the most on Spiring thing that I've seen. Because it's not until later in life that we learn to be judgmental. And then why do we learn that? Here's this nine year old child that would be thought of as the quote unquote, cool kid. That has a plethora of friends. The decides to spend time with the children that are cast aside. And she's not doing it to take a selfie for social media. She's not doing it to convince her friend. She's more of something than she is. She's doing it. Because there's something inside of her that shares with her that she should go do that. And these kids love every minute of it. And whether they remember consciously afterwards how she made them feel or not as left up to interpretation. But in those moments is someone now that I'll say feels a certain amount of energy from people you can just feel how incredible these three young children now Jonah and her two friends. How they're feeling in that moment. It's like the rest of the world might not even be there. It just them, and she's touching them and playing with their toys and. It's crazy to me. It's crazy because you think of all the places that we all judge people. Right. This time of year, you see someone that's a little less fortunate. That's on the corner of the road with a sign asking for money. Well, if you're driving a car, and you have gas in the tank, and you've had something to eat that day. There's a chance you have more than that person. But yet most of us keep our window down. We try not to make eye contact. We tell ourselves a story in our head about all they're just gonna use the money for drugs or for booze. Maybe they have a nice house, and they're just gaming the system. Right. There's litmus test that we try to run people through to see if they're worthy of what we have. Or what they're asking for. Instead of just pulling out are changed or that. We all have in our car are opening up our wallets and giving them something. Is not your Sustar with. Who cares? That couple bucks might be all that person needs. Whether they're spending it on booze or food or drugs. Like, what is it matter energetically, you're doing the thing that your heart is actually telling you to do? Because I believe we all operate from place of compassion. The world tells us not to do that. You can't tell me if you're honest with yourself when you see that person that has less or perceivable less than you have that there's not part of you that wants to make their life better. But then you talk yourself out of it. You go through this whole story of what else they could be doing with the money. It's not your damn business. What they do with the money. Just lean into them. Take a lesson from Jonah who cares? What about the person at the grocery store? We've all been there with this person's struggling to figure out how to pay for their groceries. I would rustling through their change and the trying to come up with these dollar amount might be couple of bucks short. And then not look like we look like they might not sound like we sound like they might not be wearing the right clothes. The might not have the same skin color. The might look like they came from the quote unquote wrong side of the tracks. But you know, damn well standing in line behind him the extra twenty five bucks for their groceries would not impact your life. One bit. It wouldn't matter. But yet you tell yourself another story you go through judgment loop. You prequalify the bad decisions they had to make in their life to get to that point. And he don't plots cashier credit card and help the people out. Why? At what point in life? Do we start to decide who's worthy and who's not? Because the nine year old. My daughter has no idea. She's not running these two individuals through filter. She not saying because they look different or they talk different or because they they have their own challenges in life that they don't deserve. Attention. Love friendship. She just helps them out. She's just there and she enjoys their company. I even think about this. This'll be close to the first of the year. This episode airs thing about being in the gym. You have the person that is very obviously new to the gym not because they're overweight or out of shape because you can just see they're lost. They don't know what they're doing. And you run through the story and your head of how inconvenient is very near space, and how you can't wait for them to go. And maybe even more judgmental that you'd start to mentally calibrate all the bad decisions had to make to get to the point of life where they're out of shape. And you judge them. And then you go about your day. And you're almost inconvenience that they're there. And all your hoping for every day. They go away. What would happen if you just leaned into them a little bit and offer them just a little bit help a little bit of guidance? Maybe just a little bit of friendships that they didn't feel so damn awkward there by themselves. Would your life be that much different? If you gave up five minutes. No, it wouldn't be. We all could so damn self consume that we forget the fact that time as a human construct. We created the ship. It's not really real, right? Like think about it. Right now, your apple iphone if apple decided to speed up the way the clocks ran an every minute no longer head sixty seconds at had fifty five. We would never know. Because it's a perceptive reality. So why do you care about quote unquote, wasting five minutes saying Hello to somebody and not being lecherous not to talk behind their back. But to generally try to help them. It's crazy. I gotta ask the same thing as pertains to relationship, we've all seen the single mother or single fathers struggling. To put groceries in the car to pump gas to make it through a store kids that are crying kids at are screaming. Like, right. That's part of life. And we judge the damn kids under control kids are running around lawless. What a bad parent that person must be. You have no idea the struggle that person's going through. Who are you to preconceived? What they what they are having to do to even get to that point. And how embarrassing insecure they must feel or what they have to do inside. Just to be present in that moment with kids that are screaming and. How frustrating that must be. But yet cetera offering assistance or seeing if we can help we walked by. We looked out our nose. We believe ourselves to be better than them. And then we keep going. Why? Just pivot for a second. If you can lend a hand a cost zero dollars to be good human being. Same thing that is a pertains to your business, right? No matter what rung of the corporate ladder, you're on. Whether you're an interpreter or entrepreneur. You have seen someone struggle. You've seen them not show up on time. You've seen them get frustrated we've all had bad days before. But how often do we actually take the time out to just talk to somebody? To offer some advice if they're willing to receive it. To lend an open ear. Almost never his. We're all frayed of being less than we're offering of judgement were all frayed of something that we shouldn't be frayed of who cares. Just help somebody out. All the stuff comes to me in the moment of watching Jonah at her play. Choir performance and seeing her spend five minutes with these two children that for all intents and purposes. Didn't fit the societal norm of people. She should be spending time with. And the fact she wanted to introduce them to me. And the fact that she cares about them as people. Was this truly heart opening experience arise just how misaligned sometimes my thoughts. Are what they could be. Because I am no different than you. I see the homeless person or the person that doesn't have as much. It's got the sign on the side of the road. And I'll fully say, I don't carry cash very often. So if you're listening, and you're hoping to mug me one time, you're not going to give very far when a half cash almost always rolled out my window and give it to him. But how much more difficult would it be for me just to go out and get a couple hundred bucks and leave it on my center console. And every time I saw somebody give them five or ten bucks. I'm fully capable of doing that. There's no reason why didn't. I'm the person that at the grocery store does get frustrated with the kids that are running around and screaming and yelling and said of like stopping sin can do to help you out. These things I'm incurred you to consider are all things that are woken up inside of me by watching John. And just be who she is. And there's so many life lessons to be learned. If you just open your eyes and receive them. This is coming from someone that was grumpy and frustrated fighting through traffic showing up to this concert trying to find a seat but being aware and open enough to receive the gifts that were in front of me. And what I'll share with you from my heart as if you open to receiving the gifts that appear every day. And then you apply them. Every day after you'll be able to get shit done.
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