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"tony fidel" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"And was it really a brilliant insight Tony Fidel came up with the designer of the iPod to have that click wheel? These actually are sold. They actually turn. But they held up. I click sound as one of the things you could just play and you know, people dial up. You know exactly people know it. Yeah. A lot of Britney Spears on this one. I'm just going to say it must have been my daughters. Or she was the last one to have it. I'm going to defend the zoo in the first Brown zune, not great. But at the end of the zune, the zune HD was actually a really good music device. And I was kind of sad that Microsoft having finally perfected that device gave up on. But I was going to say by the time it got good, they were already they had already lost. Yeah. I guess that's what it was. It was too much headwind. Yeah. It's funny. There's actually a huge following. If you go check out Reddit, there's a huge following. People still love that device. The HD and HD. Yeah. I think that was in it was kind of the Windows Phone of music players because it had a great interface at a big screen. It was in every way superior to the competition. But it was too late. Just like the Windows Phone. It was over. You know? I was kind of sad about that. Shortly after Microsoft gave up its music, you used to be able to buy music from Microsoft and all of that and they gave up all of that. Hard to believe 20 years ago and does your son still think you like your daughter better? No, he has bought him iPhone. So he's been redeemed. That's good. Hard to believe 20 years ago. The iPod. And I still have it right here. The original, as I showed on that episode, what a great fun time this has been. I really love going back through time with you through the year 2021. Only surpassed weirdness by 2020. Another wonderful year in the books, we're going to see if 2022 can be any better. But we are going to immediately start collecting bits best of segments because it's always a lot of fun. Thank you so much for joining me. Again, next week, we look ahead. We look to the future with a futurist to sci-fi author and a scientist is going to be very, very exciting stuff. I think you're going to enjoy it. I just want to thank you so much for your support all year long. A special tip of the Ho Ho Ho hat to our club twit members. Almost 4000 of you now, I really we started it this year. We didn't know if you'd be interested if people would like it. But I'm so glad you do. Thank you to our members, ad free versions of all of our shows that great Discord channel. It's so much fun. And of course, the twit plus feed, featuring shows that are not on the network. That are only for club twit like our untitled Linux show, Stacey higginbotham's book club, we've got some great ones coming up. Mike Elgin and his wife Amira, we're going to talk about the gastro nomad adventures coming up. I think Jeff Jarvis is going to do and ask me anything. Lisa and I'll do another insight to it. All of that available, exclusively to members, simply go to Twitter TV slash club to it. 7 bucks a month, I think it's worth it and it sure helps us out. Smooths out the dips in the economy. So as it were, it keeps the podcast flowing. Thank you, everybody. We'll do it again. Live, as I.
"tony fidel" Discussed on The Vergecast
"With road laws would mean. So even in the scale down version, it's got the three lights across the front that mean it's an extra wide 80 inch car. Big pickup trucks have those lights. So it's got those. They didn't think about where to mount the actual headlights. So the headlights are at the bottom of the can even call it a front of the triangle. I don't know what else you call it. The flat front of the wedge of the car that lights at the bottom, it's got side mirrors that look ridiculous. And even Elon on Twitter was like, we have to ship the side mirrors, but people can do other things. She needs to take off the side here. Yeah, which is a horrible idea. But maybe you can replace on cameras. And then this wiper, which is just a huge ass wiper, the size of the windshield. And I know he was responding to someone else with you as the wipers is what troubles me the most. About the whole triangle car. And it's like, man, that is an incredible list of priorities. I made a triangle car. Here's the problem, the wiper. Number one on the list. And it's like, there are many other question marks. Yeah. I've been saying this to Andy and Sean are a transportation reporter for a while. We are just in this incredible vaporware moment with EVs. Yeah. Everything is vapor. And so the CyberTruck was extremely vapor for a while. It's cool to see it running around on a track. But you see all of the problems from the initial design to reality expressed in this video, including the swiper, and the image just looks flat, you're ridiculous. It just feels like it's getting more and more to that Homer Simpson designed car. No. I'm just waiting for the 64 ounce cup holder. The Homer did not have a vision. This thing has a vision, and it's what if the triangle was a car? Slightly better vision. I love it. Everyone should watch this video. That's great. Okay, last thing the lightning round, we touched on this, I believe before, but the fight between the FCC and the FAA over 5G at airports has gotten to the point where they're just like sniping at each other. So this list. So a bunch of X FCC commissioners wrote a letter being like the FAA is dumb. Yeah. Here's the list. Tom Wheeler, Democrat. Be done in Clyburn, Democrat, Julius and Cassie, Democrat, ajit pi. Michael Powell. It's just nuts. These are people who do not agree with each other. Literally, people who reversed each other's policies at the FCC's, immediately upon taking office. And they're all saying the FAA is overstepping their authority. The FAA position threatens to derail the reason conclusions reached by the FTC FCC after years of technical analysis and study. Nuts. Yeah. And this is the FAA saying that 5G will destroy planes. They're saying it will make it harder for certain systems to automatically land the plane under certain conditions. Yes, there's an FAA studies signing 5G interference with Alzheimer's. But the argument is that many other countries have already approved this radio equipment in these spectrum bands. There's a great quote from Harold feld from public knowledge old friend of the verge and he's like either physics works differently in the United States or the report of the center of this controversy and he's explained why interference hasn't shown up in any other country. Maybe it does work different here. You know, honestly, we'll turn the web here at the end of 2021. You could probably convince me about. We'll be able to see. Birds aren't real. Yeah. All right. This is a good one. Yeah, for the last of the year, we haven't complained at all about the fact that Toyota is making remote start from a key fob, part of a subscription service. I think cellular radios were a mistake. Any time you add a radio and a chip, someone is like, what if you pay me some money every month? That's the future of all technology. Soon to be the future of what was the last refrigerator refrigerators. Anything where there's like a server on the other end might do stuff. They're like, what if you paid us to use the server? Yeah. It's going to happen. That's my prediction for 2022. The rebellion against the services revenue. My prediction is no more software features. For the whole year. Let me be so great. I'll be so great if your prediction is right in my own. That's my hope for you. Anyway, it's been a great year. We turned ten this year. Thank you all for participating. We're going to take a couple weeks off. I hope you get some rest. Get to hang out with your families. You can send us nice tweets at the end of you if you want to. Dieter is that back on Alex's Alex H kranz, Lauren is at Lawrence rush. I'm at reckless. We'd love to hear from you. I want to call it a handful of stories at the end here. Sean, congratulations showing you just took a big new job at Bloomberg, but he has his last big feature about an EV startup. They're all vapor. I'm telling you, EV startup called changi with J change with J, it's really good. It's got everything. It starts with ayahuasca, and it's just like, goes from there. We ran a great story about stinging to the board API club party. It's just really good. It's an incredible story. You have to go read it. It reads like old school 90s tech writing, if you know what I'm talking about. It's just got a vibe to it. It's really fun. And then Jen, who we mentioned earlier, wrote three gigantic pieces on matter, the new standard. She did a verse with data about it. It's great. It's really fun. Tony Fidel is all over the big feature, just excitedly talking about how he had the right ideas. It's a plus, definitely worth reading. Okay, we've got a couple more decoders than any year, but other than that, the vertex is off, so we'll see you in 2022. That's it. Rock and roll. Happy new year..
"tony fidel" Discussed on Thyme 4 Tea with Mikita
"I'm so thankful for my husband and my daughter and my health. I'm so thankful that we have a roof over ahead. Food in the pantry. When you start your day with gratitude, the day is going to go a whole lot better. And there's actually been scientific studies that show that people who are grateful have 23% less cortisol in their systems and that's the stress hormone as you would know, but just so you listeners know. Also, it's been shown that when we feel gratitude, not just thinking in our head, but when we feel that gratitude, we are getting our bodies to produce dopamine and serotonin, which are the happy hormones. So you're decreasing the stress hormones and upping the happy hormones. I think it's a nice way to start the day. It is. I like how you talk about starting the day grateful. And, you know, just recently talking about starting a day in the alarm clocks, my husband got a new phone and it wakes up and it says, good morning, Samuel today is. And then it goes into a full detailed about the news and it doesn't stop. Oh. I was like, oh my gosh. Why did you do that? Turn that app off. Yes. I just was like, it just totally just started this week. It just messed up like my whole week and how I woke up and felt. I could feel it like it was affecting me, but I really until now I'm just really realizing like, why? And how? Yeah, and another one of the techniques in the book is take a digital time out. We are bombarded with our devices, right? I literally, I have a very different relationship with my phone, and then almost everybody else in the world because I always have my phone turned off. I have no notifications. I don't have nothing. Even I really have it turned on so, you know, when my kids call, you know, they have to call them back. And I was in this conference. Many years ago, where Tony Fidel, who was the original inventor of the iPhone, or not the iPhone, the iPod. The very first one that was just the music. And then he was involved in the first three generations of the iPhone. And they were talking about how they are designed to be addictive. You get those dopamine hits and you want more and you want to work and you want more. And so I invite people to just take a digital timeout and it doesn't mean my sister is about to go on vacation. And she is going to be totally off the grid for two weeks. Hats off to her. I couldn't do that. You know, I really admire her, but I know I couldn't do that. But if you can just take this from time to time out and take some of those notifications off and certainly not start your day with that. Marianne Williamson is a spiritual author and I remember her saying years ago when people still used to get the newspaper delivered into the driveway..
"tony fidel" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"I came home and I had two kids, and I gave my daughter. You know, this iPod to use. And I gave my son the zoom. And did he say, why do you hate me, mom? He did you love? Do you love Laura Peter? You can have a zoom. We got him an iPod after that. A shuffle, by the way, that was the years of the iPod shuffle even smaller with more capacity. Yeah. Anyway. Yeah. How many iPods, I mean, we all have owned probably most of them. I even bought my sister, the U2, the black and red U2 iPod, was loaded with U2 albums. Come to think of it, there's been a long heritage of love between Apple and Bono for some reason. I'm not sure I really understand that. Well, it wasn't just. It wasn't just the YouTube iPod. It was the first time that Bono and U2 had licensed their music digitally. Right? Big deal. Unlike a lot of musicians. So that's why it was a big deal. That was a big deal, getting them to say, okay, you can sell it digitally. Remember, God, people moved so fast. You forget bands did not allow digital copies of their music. They were terrified by the whole thing. Nafta boy. My wife. Yeah. This was the other thing that I mean this was an early MP3 player. This was for a car obviously. But this has always had a laser disc was that a hard drive in it. This is a Rio. Exactly. And I had the little small portable Rio as well the diamond Rio that was predated the pod. But the thing that all of these did wrong, we even did many shows on the screensavers are about building your own, put a computer in your truck. MP3s on a hard drive. But the thing was hard about all these navigation. It was miserable, finding your music and playing it was miserable. And was it really a brilliant Tony Fidel came up with the designer of the iPod to have that click wheel? These actually are sold. They actually turn. But they held up. I click sound as one of the things you could just play you know. Well, dial up. You know, exactly. People know it. Yeah. A lot of Britney Spears on this one. I'm just going to say it must have been my daughters. Where she was the last one to have it. I'm going to defend myself. I'm going to defend the zoom. The first brown zune, not great. But at the end of the zune, the zune HD was actually a really good music device. And I was kind of sad that Microsoft having finally perfected that device gave up on. But I was going to say by the time it got good, they were already they had already lost. Yeah. I guess that's what it was. It was too much headwind. Yeah, it's funny. There's actually a huge following. If you go check out Reddit, there's a huge following people still love that device. The HD and HD. Yeah. I think that was in every it was kind of the Windows Phone of music players because it had a great interface at a big screen. It was kind of in every way superior to the competition. But it was too late. Just like the Windows Phone. It was over. You know? I was kind of sad about that. That was shortly after Microsoft gave up its music. You used to be able to buy music from Microsoft and all of that and they gave up all of that. Hard to believe 20 years ago and does your son still think you'll like your daughter better? No, he has bought him iPhone. So he's been redeemed. That's good. I'm glad to say we talked about this when it happened proton mail got a lot of heat for handing over information about one of its customers to the authorities as part of a French investigation that led to arrest of climate activists at the time the company said we had to comply with a Swiss court order. To provide data, of course, proton mail became famous for saying we will never do that. You encrypt your mail. No one can read it, and we do not keep track of you and they took that off the website when that case came out. But the good news is proton has appealed and they just won a Swiss court is upheld the appeal of proton, limiting its obligation to monitor traffic and retain data for surveillance purposes. So good for I want to give him credit because we bashed him a little bit when they handed that data over, understanding that, you know what, if you're in a country, you have to obey the laws of the country. I think I bashed him more for saying they didn't have to. And giving people a false impression that they didn't have to. But the good news is they have continued to fight. And they've got what end of the end, the CEO says was an important first step in their campaign to advance privacy and freedom. So to be fair, proton mail has fought and won too late for the French climate activists were never heard from again. But still, that's good news. I wanted to give him credit. Anybody watching the squid game? I watched it. What'd you think? I think it's a tale as old as time. Oh, oh. That's Beauty and the Beast, I think. I mean, you.
"tony fidel" Discussed on The 3:59
"The iPod was built in a mad scramble. Here's the second part of my conversation with Tony Fidel, who designed the iPod for Apple, what that sprint was like. A broader Chang and this is your daily charge. That is a crazy title and we think through right now, phones take 18 to 24 months to produce. And they've got sort of a set schedule. The fact that you did this in less than a year's time after that initial pitch and you weren't even an Apple employee, but it is all about again. What was that like getting that product down to the finish line? Because that is the same. It was just hoping for the best and doing risk mitigation all the way, right? So first was, okay, well, we got this hard drive, 'cause luckily the toshiba hard drive showed up right exactly at the time, so okay, does she buy hard?.
"tony fidel" Discussed on The 3:59
"With anniversary, I interviewed Tony Fidel, who invented the iPod, and talked about what was like joining Apple to create such a groundbreaking device. Here's part one of our conversation. I'm roger Chang and this is today the charge. So first off, I actually didn't realize Apple still sells an iPod and iPod touch on its store. Yeah. Yeah, so in an industry that's constantly evolving. It's constantly changing and embracing the new how does it feel knowing that the 20 year old iPod is somehow still alive and kicking? Well, it's great. It's really great. You know, the Mac has been around since the 80s, right? So and it's still alive and kicking. So having an iPod still around, you know, still marks, you know, 20 years ago when this all started. And so it's great. You know, the companies are very different company from those 20 years. Most people maybe, you know, maybe a lot of the listeners and viewers don't even know that iPods existed 'cause they've grown up without them, you know, a lot of them they grew up with only their iPhone is their first product. I know my kids did, right? And so it's just really amazing how much change can happen in 20 years or even ten years. You know, let's just go back ten years after the iPod as well. So it's truly astounding and could never have imagined it turned all the way into this and now apples the most valuable company in the world and has been for a while now. Right. And curious, what your thoughts are on why the iPod has endured for so long. Well, I think the iPod, you know, it's kind of Walkman two. If you grew up and you ever, you know, I was a teenager when the Walkman came out of 12 or 13, something like that. And it was like, it rocked your world. And you always went back and it was such an emotional attachment to something because it was empowered you to have your music the way you wanted it, take it anywhere with you. And it was yours. You're not sharing it with your brothers and sisters and your parents that are screaming about this over the home stereo. It was yours, right? And it wasn't just FM radian. It was your cassette. And so in Mexico sets too. And so if you think of fast forward, what we did was we were able to do that again for a different generation and give them that same emotional suit and as emotional superpower for music with the iPod. And that to me is just it's wonderful to know that we were able to continue that. And it was such a touchstone for not just kids of that generation, but for all kinds of people all ages, you know, fashionistas and sports stars and Hollywood movie stars..
"tony fidel" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Silicon Valley and beyond this is Bloomberg technology with Emily Chang I'm Emily Chan San Francisco and this is Bloomberg technology coming up in the next hour tech earnings season in full swing Snap tumbling as much as 28% in late trading saying apple's new restrictions on data collection is hitting ads hard And Intel falling about 6% on a lackluster forecast and earnings roundup is just ahead Plus second time's a charm We work finally makes its public market debut after near disaster in 2019 New leadership and a pandemic has changed the company dramatically But one thing has stayed the same WeWork is still losing money We'll dive into expecting you And it's been 20 years since the iPod The device that ignited away from Apple innovation the inventor of the iPod Tony Fidel will join us here live to talk about Apple today and one who thinks the next big thing would be We'll get to all of that in a moment but first let's get a look at the markets U.S. stocks rising to an all time high in the 7th day of gains Bloomberg's critic Gupta standing by to tell us why Katie take it away Well Emily green on the screen for the S&P 500 closing at record highs really important to note though what took it forward It was once again big tech under the hood a little bit defensive positioning today And you can really see that bolstered by the idea that some of those riskier gauges your Chinese ADRs which are seen as that riskier trade or even the Bloomberg galaxy crypto index down on the day So once again that cross asset or that cross has a trade was defensive not just in the stock market I was in the bond market too The bond market though is something that I want to pay attention to and I'll bring it back to the tech show in a second but really showing you this chart on my terminal here that where you do start to see one of the biggest highlights of today which is of course 5 year break evens pricing in is more and more inflation Once again hitting a 16 year high Emily this matters for tech because the question is do you start to use tech as an inflation hedge Or do you start to pull out of those growth your stocks because of the effect that those higher yields is higher rates might have on the company something to keep in mind in the days ahead But really let's get to the newsies event after hours and that is of course that earnings wrap up We'll start with Intel because that is plunging about 7% after hours after the company trimmed its fourth quarter outlook Emily This is a huge deal because we know that the CEO pat gelsinger is trying to revamp the company right now But at what cost Is it hitting profitability That's the concern that's weighing on the stock after hours And of course we have to hit SnapChat in just 8 minutes after reporting its fourth quarter earnings a week or fourth quarter or I should say third quarter but a week or fourth quarter forecast losing a quarter of its value You know this has everything to do with the apple's new data collection restriction So they're kind of add a little bit of a disadvantage But they're also dealing with advertisers not so interested in SnapChat's business model because they're also dealing with supply chain concerns and therefore may not want to be getting new customers A lot going on for both Intel and SnapChat All right greedy Gupta thank you for that roundup I wanna stick with Intel and bring in our Ian king to expand on what's happening there and share is falling Obviously forecast not what analysts had expected What are the headline takeaways here Yeah I mean Intel is going to say look how to shortages across the industry That means not enough PCs are getting made And that's not our fault That's what's hurting us And that's kind of consistent with what other companies are saying But if you look behind the numbers and you look at you know investors are really concerned about here They're like look how much of this is the market and how much of this is you losing market share And the concern there is they're losing market share and their efforts to get that market share back and be more competitive or costing it in terms of profitability So when do we think gelsinger the fruit of the efforts that he's making now the investments he's making in manufacturing are actually start to be seen You know Is it just going to take a long time a longer time than analysts had expected to see the benefit And that's an excellent question And if you look at the numbers compared to where they were a year ago the down like 6 and a half percentage points in profitability for a manufacturing company that's really indicative that you are struggling either with competitiveness or your costs And this is the abiding concern is to make a new chip plant 18 month to design new products probably as long So anything that Gaussian did on day one in February when he walks through the door won't materialize until at least next year And then it's got to take some foothold in the market So no show no easy solution here is I think the concern Gaels are saying they're still in the early stages of the journey though he still sees her Norma's opportunity ahead I guess the question is how much market share is lost while Intel is making this transition Yeah I mean this is where Intel reports and then a week later a and B reports in total will come out and say it's this that and the other And then you know if I and B comes out like it has done for the last four or 5 quarters and shows tremendous growth the conclusions of that to be drawn and they're pretty ugly ones for Intel And you've been covering this business for 20 years just the chip business in particular From your perspective is the bet on the foundry business Is that a good bet I mean all I can say is they tried it before and it didn't work This time Gaussian is saying look we're serious We're going to put a lot of money behind it We're going to do it But the price and the length of time the inertia that exists in this business to go from zero to leadership It's taken TSMC as long as I've been covering the company This industry to get there So it's possible of course it's possible Intel is a tremendously powerful company with loads and loads of resources but it's not going to be easy and it's not going to happen overnight if it ever does All right Ian king I'm going to let you get back to reporting on those results and listening into the call I will be speaking with Intel CEO Friday you can catch that interview one 30 p.m. Wall Street time ten 30 a.m. here on the West Coast We'll be putting all of these questions to pat himself And sticking with earnings I want to touch now on snap shares tumbling as much as 28% in late trading on concerns about the company's ad business since apple's software update limited targeted advertising role hit cocaine.
"tony fidel" Discussed on Land of the Giants
"More likely to be. Depressed other academics. There's a good chance that relying on your phones. Gps reduces your overall sense of direction and teenagers are growing horns on the base of their skulls because they spent so much time hunched over phones. Okay last one is not true but it sure sounded true which is why that story popped up in very serious news outlets like the washington post and the bbc a couple years ago before they head to walk back but we are very receptive to these kind of phone horror stories. We spend so much time attached to these things and we don't feel great about it and also we know that apple employees themselves are worried about what happens when you live in all screen life. Steve jobs for instance famously limited screen time for his own kids. I found this totally fascinating because it reminded me a little bit of that idea that you should never get high on your own supply. You can tell everybody. Wanna be your product but you make sure that you don't use too much of it at home and now the tony fidel. He'll create the iphone. No longer works at apple is willing to admit that he's ambivalent about the world changing thing. He made to be absolutely honest. I think about this week you know is this. You know nuclear power or is this the nuclear bomb in a two thousand eighteen s for wired fidel argue that apple needed to at least give its users more information about their phone. Use the same way food labels or supposed to help you make decisions about what you put in your body but don't blame the refrigerator for what you put in right. The iphone is refrigerator if you wanna put unhealthy things in your refrigerator so you eat those everyday and open that refrigerator every day. That's your fault. This metaphor makes some sense to me if you're unhappy using your iphone. Maybe it's facebook's fault because facebook makes it addictive app that makes you unhappy and undermines democracy or maybe. It's your fault for using facebook too much. The refrigerator is just starring the ice cream. It seems like apple likes this argument. Two months after fidel wrote his wired story apple introduced screen. Time to feature. That tells you how much time you spend on your phone. That is a food label and now apple is requiring labels for apps to but we've had actual food labels for years. We're not getting any thinner. And i don't think telling you you're using your phone too much is what's gonna make you put it down. So what would make you put your phone down. What if you got rid of your iphone completely. Could you on break your brain return to the life. you live pre iphone. We found someone who is trying to do this. We'll actually my producers acted so right now. I'm going to bring him in to tell us about this. Experiment is hey peter. What's up zac. When we were working on this show we were trying to figure out how to illustrate what life would be like without an iphone and then you went out and found someone who's actually doing this every day. Yes i found a woman named lucy adams. My name's lucy. I'm twenty seven. I'm a documentary. Filmmaker and live in brooklyn and i have flip phone so about nine months ago. She got rid of her iphone. Why because she felt like her phone and all the apps were making her happy. She quit social media. Few years ago she still felt like that just wasn't enough. I would just find myself opening my phone and not even having anything interesting to look at just spending lot of time on it now. It's like. I'm not even doing anything that needs to be done on a phone. Maybe i'll just try it out and sort of like reset my brain addiction to my phone but now that i have a flip i really can't imagine going back to the iphone life. Wait why does us take the addicting interesting apps that make her unhappy and just take them off her phone. Isn't that a real complaint. Yes she said it was a slippery slope and she didn't think she could restrain herself over time. It's like the same reason you don't stock your fridge with beer if you're an alcoholic. Yeah no that's a bad move from what i understand. Yes i want to make this clear. She isn't she's an anti technology. She participates in day to day society. She uses the computers uses the internet at home. All that stuff. I told someone. I had a flip on the other day and they were like see. You must also be vegan but not not vegan. I'm vegetarian myself. So i know what it's like to make a lifestyle choice that requires a little extra work. But i gotta be honest ditching. My iphone seems impossible. There's a constant navigation of logistics. Hey i'm in a new part of town. Where am i going to eat. I dunno shy. Look at yelp okay. it's lay and i'm drunk. And i need to get an uber home like there's so much managing logistics and spontaneity in this city. And it just seems. It seems like particularly difficult to navigate without a smartphone. You don't have the most immediate and easiest tool available. It doesn't mean that you can't get directions or can't call someone and ask for directions but it's just the reward isn't as immediate and sometimes annoying but so far. It hasn't been that bad even when i've gotten loss of just sort of been like but what's that bad about being lost sucks. Yeah sometimes you get to reconnect with the world. You haven't been observing but most of the time getting lost just means your stress later. Both i think she sees it a little differently. In that she's willing to put up with a little bit of inconvenience in order to reclaim her life and her peace of mind. She says she's sleeping better. That she feels less anxious she isn't doom scrolling 'til all hours the night but then again she has to put up with all this extra stuff. Now when she's on the go she can't pay for something using. She can't stream music or podcasts. She can't participate in group. Text with your friends. She can't show digital proof of vaccination. She's got some hacks to help her get through a day and part of that is relying on the people around her like. I've been out with friends and wanted to get a uber home and just have to ask someone else to get it for me and then pay them back. Which is you know not a big deal but you are relying on other people and having to sort of ask them for favors which depending on the person you know might not be that fun. She's at a restaurant. You can't do the qr code thing to someone else has to wait. Zach it sounds like getting off. The iphone is not just lucy atoms project. It sounds like lucy adam's friends and bystanders to help her get off the iphone as well she does have some other work arounds though like when she's at home she has an ipad because sometimes she needs to do something on then mo or call lift herself but the ipad stays at home. It's inconvenient sometimes but like honestly i don't think about it that much a guy i don't feel like all the time like oh. There's another thing needed a smartphone for you. Just adjust to it pretty quickly. I just think that having put phone helped me. Just be a lot more intentional about my time in. Do you feel like it's worth it. You would recommend this one hundred percent recommend so. I don't think she's doing what she thinks she's doing. She's not giving up the iphone really at all. She's using other people's iphones even when she's at home not using an iphone. She's using an ipad which is really just a big iphone. I don't think he's left the iphone behind at all. Well she's not on it ten hours a day like you are saying. She's largely taken a step back from the phone but yet she still lives in a society where we are reliant on smartphones. So that's what i think is most striking about what lucy adams is trying to do here. The starting point assumes that you have to have an iphone. It's fourteen years. The iphone has been introduced. And now it's fully baked into society. It's not a mandate charge. Word i'm gonna use it anyway but it's pretty close. Yeah this is. This is our life now. It feels almost impossible to go back even if you try. None of us voted on this. We didn't explicitly.
"tony fidel" Discussed on Land of the Giants
"Biggest tech companies were off to a massive convention in las vegas to schmooze drink and show stuff they wanted sell but one giant company was not at the consumer electronic show apple. Apples absences see wasn't unusual was unusual. Was that steve. jobs apple. ceo was holding his own show at the same time. Four hundred miles away. He said an unspecified. Special event at one of the convention centers in san francisco. Walt mossberg was the wall street. Journal tech reviewer and he had more influence on tech than any other journalist if you had a new computer gadget or software you wanted the world to know about you brought it to mossberg. I you prayed. He liked it. Steve jobs had cultivated relationship with mossberg for years. He called him a preteen lee off the record to shoot the ship. Now jobs wanted mossberg his event and like others. I was invited and i said to katie. Cotton his head. Pr woman who called to invite me. what's it about. she said. I can't tell you but it's big mossberg. Said no he was going to see instead. Then you got another call this time. It was jobs on the line and he says to me be there. I said i don't have to be there. I mean. I have all these other appointments. There are other companies other than apple and and he said. I understand that but you will kill yourself. You're not at this. And i said well. What is the product he said. I can't tell you but he said i'm telling you giving you my personal word. That is the most important product since the mac. And you'll be extremely unhappy with yourself if you don't come. That was a hard sell from one of the world's best salesman and it worked mosser got on a plane to go. See the steve. Jobs show every once in a while. A revolutionary product comes along that changes. Everything jobs was on stage in his standard uniform. Jeans new balance black turtleneck. He told the crowd he be introducing. Three revolutionary new products. The first one is a wide screen. Ipod touch controls. The second is a revolutionary mobile and the third is a breakthrough internet communications device people. Who paid attention to apple. Knew that apple was going to make a phone someday. So there were huge expectations. It would be groundbreaking but the phone itself. That was a total mystery. An ipod a phone and an internet. Communicator an ipod phone way. That he started kind of teasing you into thinking might be multiple devices. Are you kidding it. This is one device and we are calling it. I i thought it would change phones forever. That was incredible. I thought it was going to be an enormous it and it was the iphone change phones forever but it also changed personal computing. It changed business changed apple and it changed us. Welcome to land of the giants the apple revolution. I'm peter kafka. I covered technology for vox and recode. We spent a lot of time in previous seasons talking about powerful tech companies. Google amazon netflix. But this is the first time we're talking about a powerful tech company that makes tech products for a living products. You touched parks. You hold in your hand wearing your body. Apple started out as an innovative niche personal computer company. Now it's the world's most important consumer electronics company even. If you don't use it products you live in a world. Apple has completely reshaped. it's created entirely new industries wiped out giant competitors. And it's changed the way all of us live and all that's because of a single product the iphone okay quick survey. What kind of phone do you have if you're in america. You're listening to this podcast. You've got an iphone. Let's that you've got something else you've got an android okay it's possible and truth and because my editors dispelled this out iphones only account for about half the smartphone market in the us but even so that still means you're using a phone that looks and behaves just like an iphone. Because after the iphone came out there was no going back. It became the template next question. Do you remember what phone you had before. You got an iphone and more important. Do you remember what life was like before the iphone. You probably don't. It was a while ago and a lot has changed so we asked them tech journalists. That verges neil patel. In the wall street journal. Joanna stern to help us remember the before times in late two thousand six you would buy a phone based almost entirely upon what it looked like because all it could really do was make phone calls either used a regular cellphone which was a flip phone type thing which you would really just use to make calls and you could do like light texting on it but the thing most people cared about was what is it. Look like and that's where you got a phone like the motorola razor mortal. Everyone wanted to raise her phone now. Around that time and that was like a status symbol. And then you'd like another class of devices which are really the blackberry or pocket. Pc which were like get. I can't curse on his podcast rate. Gopher yes it was get shit. Done phones connected everything. You love in life with blackberry type on this keyboard send email also tax. You could also do. Phone calls so phones or something. He used to make phone calls. Maybe techs people if you worked on wall street or you wanted to seem important maybe used it for email to and if you wanted to take decent digital photos or listen to music then you need a few other devices. I think about the stack of things. I carried on my pockets in two thousand six. The your wallet your keys yet your cell phone and then you almost always also had an ipod and the ipod was far superior device. Tiny cell phone people preferred using them to their funds. And it just seemed obvious. I think to everyone at every layer whether you were a titan of industry whether you're just a person carrying devices that these two things should be the same thing. Steve jobs was one of the people that realize that the ipod and the phone. We're gonna merge so apple needed to be the one that figured out how to merge them before someone else did one big problem for apple. It had never made a phone before it. Been making computers since nineteen seventy six and i paused for the last few years but cell phones were a whole different beast but one big advantage for apple. It never made a phone before which we didn't ideas than stone about what phones should be. The company wasn't trying to make small updates to existing phones that sucked and it wasn't trying to jam its own. Pc software into phones former apple. Executive tony fidel helped build the ipod and the iphone. Why is it apple. That built the iphone not microsoft. Not sony not not blackberry for that matter. These large companies try to take their properties like windows. They all try to take their property that they know and move their customers. And this big operating system down.
"tony fidel" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"We stop noticing the details and maybe take things for granted like that. Coffee lid absolutely. Yeah i love that. He says it's it's got it's got his good side and it's bad side and i think the key is to fight against habituation some of the time so that you are really. I remember when i was standing in line for my coffee for the book. And you know. I don't like standing in line but i said okay i'm gonna. I'm gonna try to notice things because i never do that. You know my face is buried in my iphone. So anyway savoring is a big theme and ingratitude. So i remember that one of the people i think was this guy. Who is the coffee buyer. So he goes around the world and buys all these coffee beans from south america and africa and any tastes them. And the tasting is hilarious elaborate ritual where he will take a sip ever really loud you gotta slurp because you got a spray it all over your mouth. Apparently their taste buds. And you're on the roof of your mouth but anyway he would taste it and he would say things like you know. I'm tasting notes of mango and cedar and overripe pineapple. And i would take a taste. And i've eli well. I'm tasting coffee. But but the idea was he. He taught me to just pause for those two seconds and led the coffee. Sit on your tongue and really focus on that acidity and the sweetness and the texture of the the liquid and that moment that's slowing down of time that is what savoring is all about and that is sort of the antithesis of habituation. Yeah and that is exactly what tony fidel says that the savoring of the moment is what has sparked really.
"tony fidel" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"We stop noticing the details and maybe take things for granted like that. Coffee lid absolutely I i love that. He says it's it's got it's got his good side and it's bad side and i think the key is to fight against habituation some of the time so that you are really. I remember when i was standing in line for my coffee for the book. And you know. I don't like standing in line but i said okay i'm gonna. I'm gonna try to notice things because i never do that. You know my face is buried in my iphone. So anyway savoring is a big theme and ingratitude. So i remember that one of the people i think was this guy. Who is the coffee buyer. So he goes around the world and buys all these coffee beans from south america and africa and any tastes them. And the tasting is hilarious elaborate ritual where he will take a sip ever really loud you gotta slurp because you got a spray it all over your mouth. Apparently their taste buds. And you're on the roof of your mouth but anyway he would taste it and he would say things like you know. I'm tasting notes of mango and cedar and ripe pineapple. And i would take a taste. And i've eli well. I'm tasting coffee. But but the idea was he. He taught me to just pause for those two seconds and led the coffee. Sit on your tongue and really focus on that acidity and the sweetness and the texture of the the liquid and that moment that's slowing down of time that is what savoring is all about and that is sort of the antithesis of habituation. Yeah and that is exactly what tony fidel says that the savoring of the moment is what has sparked really.
"tony fidel" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"From south america and africa and any tastes them and the tasting. Is this hilarious elaborate ritual where he will take a sip ever really loud you gotta slurp because you got to spray it all over your mouth. Apparently their taste buds. And you're on the roof of your mouth. But anyway he will taste that and he would say things like i'm tasting notes of mango and cedar overripe pineapple. And i would take a taste. And i'd be like well i'm tasting coffee. But but the idea was he. He taught me to just pause for those two seconds and let the coffee. Sit on your tongue and really focus on that acidity and the sweetness and the texture of the the liquid and that moment that's slowing down of time that is what savoring is all about and that is sort of the antithesis of habituation only What tony fidel says that this evening of the moment is what has sparked really.
"tony fidel" Discussed on This Week In Google
"You do still have your receipt, a proof of purchase from 2017, right? Yeah. Exactly. Cheese who doesn't? I said those new to pay. My files here. I fill out rebates on like dog food. So I'm a little weird because my wife as everything. Yeah. She's to everything. She uses a Honey dot com. And a bunch of other things for like she won't buy anything without looking for a coupon. Right. Well you shouldn't. No, it's I mean, they're on its online dude, you just Google it. There's chrome extensions that do it. She uses them. I just not me. I don't know why. It's just not me. But you're right. It's a it's like what is it ages? Classes privileges. It's just it's I've never had to a mall, worry about money has an old white, man. I am all of the above. Nest now, I really want Stacy's take on this, because she covers IOT Rhonda Mateo wrote an article that might be, I think considered by some a little bit deterrent. Yeah. He went a bit overboard, maybe went a little bit overboard, so of infect Florence I and said I am doing some. She says, I'm doing some research on this, because I don't know if I buy it, he writes, nest the company died at Google thousand nineteen the nest ecosystem is dead nest to counter dead nest privacy firewall is dead. Remember when Google acquired s Tony Fidel famously said, don't worry, Google is not going to get your information. But there's also of course a works with nest program. And the works with nest program is going to be deprecated. In fact, here's a here's the post on the works of this site. It's winding down. So here's what's going to happen. Google basically at Google ios said it took nest from a series of devices that have historically had their own intelligence and agency. So it there is a direct API that lets you control them in the nest devices talk to your stuff and vice versa by killing the works with nest program and switching it all through the Google assistant in Google home. What it's done. Is it stuck the Google home in as a middleman? So now, think of the nest of ISIS zombies, they are now controlled via the Google home, and this is bad news for a lot of companies it was sudden news for many companies. So every company out there that has worked with has done a worked with nest works with nest integration now has to go back in basically build a routine through Google includes if this then that includes if it includes Hugh, and includes lutron it includes bid. Includes Amazon anybody who's been controlling their Amazon or their nest thermostat through their Amazon echo. Amazon has to work with Google now through this and Amazon. We'll get their own. It's not a skill so routine or some sort of integration. So this isn't this isn't great. I mean, if you don't have a Google home, you're going to be like, whoa. Cramp nine eat some sort of home device from Google in my house to control my nest, Android device. Your Android phone. Well, you can, but you can't do it when you're away because there's not a device. Yeah..
"tony fidel" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly
"I think that should be speech interface not interference to reading reading this from nine to five MAC that must be a typo two way communication interface for vision based monitoring system these are all patents lighthouse patents that apple has acquired which I think is really cool. Maybe a home pot with a camera. Anything that you want right now, you can do face idea to about fifteen centimeters or some. It's very small depth of depth of face. But once they've already got plans to put the lasers on the back cameras, and whether it's for it's not really cross the room face ID, but it's across the room object identification that Alex's talked about before where or we talked about earlier with the cars you start to be able to normally defined the exact parameters of your environment. But the objects within it, and you're basically teaching the computer to not just see a photo. But to understand everything that's in the photo not like humans do. But in a way that makes sense to you all. All you other side. I look at my lighthouse, and I could say, hey, let me know when Lisa gets home. If let me know where the cats are. And it new I mean, and they weren't close the new across the room. There's a cat. There's a dog. There's Lisa it the kids it knew it was great. And a lot of these technologies can identify your gate, by the way, you stand. If you think about when you see one of your friends hundred feet away that they are essentially a couple pixels for you. And you know, that's Frank or whatever be because some thing that they're doing that. Is that Frank would do that only Frank does that, you know, and and so the, but you you notice that while the they're starting to get a lot of the I is starting to get good enough where it knows who you are. And also what your next behaviors may be based on, you know, just the the movement of your body and a lot of the light stuff. The time of flight stuff is important to to figure that out very cool. The US government is imposing new restore. Actions on shipping charged batteries. This is not for you. Now getting on a plane, but it will mean your next iphone will not have a half full or even thirty percent full battery. They're going with a battery cases they all shipped empty. Yeah. Thirty. Yeah. I just got a wireless thing for the HTC vibe. It was dead All I can't use it. I charge it up. It took a long time to charge it up. I was so bummed batteries. Lithium ion batteries will can be charged to no more than thirty percent. This is also for for folks like me that do production. This is a pain. Get on the plane, but it is going to change when you buy something. Well, it's it's it's not so much when we ship a lot of like hardware, and so in that hardware the batteries are too big for us to just put in our carry on. Right. And so, you know, they're UPS batteries and stuff like that. And you and we have big signs on his actually what kind and we flip them. And there's a whole bunch of things that you do drain them out and stuff like that. But you just we do things that are safe safety conscious. But it does I get I get the risk of of doing that. So I I understand where they're coming from. And a lot of the airlines have already made this against the rules. So I just got rid of my away. I haven't away bag, and I just got rid of the battery because I just I just got you know, just too much deal with. Yeah. So it's interesting, I didn't realize this. But it was apple was one of the first companies to ship fully charged or mostly charged products before I do remember that before then they would it was routinely that they would come uncharged, right and Tony Fidel actu-..
"tony fidel" Discussed on Rocket
"The history of when steve jobs and we'll be in the show notes when when in the eighties back in steve jobs first tenure at at apple how he tried to build like a world class factory for macintoshes in the u._s. this is one thousand nine hundred eighty eight and it didn't work out for a number of reasons and we can talk about that but there's a quote in this article by tony fidel who is one of the people behind the ipod and then later the nest you know smart thermometer and other home devices he has his quote where he says during when i first started my career in electron ix all my fights were japan then all my flights were to korea then taiwan then china there is evelyn over time where you know in the sixties japan was the way we saw china in the nineties or two thousand where it was place for low skill low low value added manufacturing where but then over time the japanese moved up the value chain and became more and more sophisticated in their manufacturing techniques and they began doing not just fabrication but you know manufacturing like design manufacturing and then eventually moved further up the stack to are in indeed and then eventually their wage rate went high enough that it was frankly too expensive for people are offshoring to them and so then those companies dan moving to korea and same thing happened to career that taiwan china von that way so it's almost like this article is fascinating but it's a it's a snapshot in time of it's a very dynamic thing you know i and i don't think either view saying this nor does articles has but it's not a static like oh china's always going to be serve cheaper low cost option and fact it's still it already isn't that some of the things they're talking about in this article or at that in at the factory at the manufacturing place in texas they had delays and confusion about where products were because there they didn't have the staff and the skill necessary to oversee the production that was so complicated whereas in china they have a bunch of people who rise expertise is making sure everything is where it's supposed to be and the like the the skill that is built into the industry in china is they have just years of experience making this happen in a way that we don't have in the united states so you're right it's not just a matter of like oh yeah cheap labor it's this is they have learned how to do this in a way that is official and functional on they have expert skilled labor that we don't have that's an excellent puts moon it makes me think of this this long running debate among the communists right let's say the the communists of you know go wherever cheapest school like like a discount school of economists on the one hand right that's the sort of investment school of economists on the other hand right so the discount folks a hey i mean if you know your your lunch is all the same quality in the same convenience why would you pay an extra three dollars for lunch if you.
"tony fidel" Discussed on Rocket
"What how much how common do you think it is that people own homes where they can do this like rewiring that could be required for making the thermostat work in everything. I mean got go crystal crystalline, Don right now, I'm just guessing. So go ahead. Like, I mean, I think it's more. I think more than work than don't. Especially if you're getting newer things wired, like an all new homes built are going to basically be fine. Yeah. Problem is usually like with older homes, and this is one of those areas where certain configurations you can get enough to work with this is honestly, we're Honeywell has like kind of a innate kind of ownership of the market because what happens is that builders will default to just the cheap stuff, and they'll maybe use certain Honeywell connectors and whatnot. And so it'll be lot easier to just swap out a Honeywell smart model if if that's an option. Yeah. But yeah, I mean it just varies. I mean, I think it's most new homes aren't an issue. But yet it can be problematic, especially the older home. Or if you live in an area where though the wiring hasn't done it awhile or went up. Okay. We'll returning to the issue of the nuclear threat. This is interesting to me, I guess less so as a password management issue because hope I mean listeners of this show understand how important it is to use different passwords and have two factor setup or use a password manager in use authenticated. All those kinds of things. I think got fortunately that knowledge is not necessarily as widespread as we would like it to be an compounded with that. I think with this specific sort of hoax that was played on these people. We have almost a digital literacy issued honest -sarily digital literacy because it's not asking. Them to like us s a fake news article or something like that. But it it is a hoax playthrough through technology that kind of ask people that kind of puts the entire world in question for a person in with a very short of mount of time for them to assess whether that thing is real or not I would put this kind of on the same stage as deep fakes and things like that that could really fool people into believing in something that is a real. I think it's fair. At the same time. I think nest has a media image problem. I think the reason the story caught on is. Because it's so freaking believable. I mean their product line is all but deprecated, it's not certainly not updated. And I literally had not thought about the nest in my home until the story came out. It just seemed completely believable that they just haven't been patching security writing Legua Tony Fidel leaving all of that. You know, I because I'm like, hyper paranoid about the stuff. I disabled the mica my camera and put tape over my nest, cams get most of them were pointed outside my house anyway, but it's on by default. And you know, I think that's it's a scary model for a lot of different reasons. Not least of which because you have to go in and set up TEFA separately in most people just don't use good password. Hygiene. So, yeah, I all respect to the verge us when my favorite, maybe outlets. But I feel like in debunking it they kind of overlooked the fact that this hasn't been a product that's been really updated and that set on it aren't great. And the fact that people shouldn't have to worry about having their thermostat hat. But he's nine on a nest specific problem or is that just a smart thermostat problem? Not. General, but I would say that nest and Google specifically probably because of how connected they are. And because of how these things are tied into your accounts..
"tony fidel" Discussed on Rocket
"Thank you, ping them for your support of this show in really FM off to say this. Okay. Never been to Disney right now. I've never been to discipline Christie. You've been to distant right? Many times Hollywood studios. Right. Yeah. Do you know the movie magic cried? Do you? The little storyline. They're trying to tell the mobster. You've got some teenager there. This hoping to be on the Disney channel one day. And they do the whole skit for you. You see those some hone? We all my God Simone that is you all my God Simone. We have to take you to Disney's mousketeers magic. Disneyland. Am I? The Kissel that right? So Mr. Chaney that you're right. They did. I remember when it was MGM studios. Yeah. I for me. I will never call it Hollywood Disney. It's like it's always Jim studios. Wow. I can't believe that cancelled my ride mutt. Guys. Guess what I figured out today? What Tokyo Disneyland? Tokyo. Disney sea. That's why it's called that. So moving on. Okay, fun story Ness cams necessary back in the headlines after a family's password compromise password was used to log in to their nest and experience really fun. Notifications of siren noises and an announcement that they needed to evacuate because North Korea was going was launching nukes at them and they had five minutes to seek shelter. So this was in the headlines. I because there was initially like a concern that this was a nest issue the verge has a piece up could like reaffirming. This is an issue of poor passer at hygiene. But this cannot be happy about this. Because the fact that the device was used means the people are looking at it and going oh boy been awhile since I heard anything good about that. Ain't it. Well, that's why I was thinking out love your opinion on this Christina Christopher mims of the Wall Street Journal friend of the show he was like asking on Twitter. He's like serious question has nest ever had any positive headline written about the ears? I went to Google news reader, and I would jet could not find anyone saying anything positive about nest as far back as I scrolled and scrolled for a long time. So I know it's weird, right? Because they came out with kind of the perfect product that thermostat and then Google bought them. And that transition was not great. And they're you know, Tony Fidel had a had a lot of problems based on reporting kind of fitting in with the Kuku machine. There were some other things going on. There were really late to come out with their own security camera, and they didn't integrate well with the drop Cam purchase, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But also than the smoke alarms were like terrible. And 'cause people's houses to alert them all the time, then they had a number of security breaches. So. Yeah. Now that I'm saying this a lot loud yet. It's been awhile. But yet the messed up thing is this is like tennis credit also to the discredit of the rest of the industry is that even though Honeywell and everybody else copies nest like as much as they can get away with the whole market of trying to get these like smart like thermostats is such an issue show. The nest is still the best presuming your house supports that wiring witness, not every house does. And I only know this because my friend Brian Holt, behold, definitely not listening to this. But I wish he was he just moved into a new house, and it didn't have the the connections that would work with his nest which made him very sad. And we were looking up and try. To figure out what? Okay. Well, what Honeywell product would work in. What's most Ness-like, and it became this? Ridiculous. Ordeal. You know, there was going to require him going to Home Depot in like hiring. Do it come out to his house and whatnot. So we ended up buying a dump thermostat and is sad. So if you can get Ness to work even with all of its issues, it's still like the good one. You know, because when it comes to the the smart home stuff that space for whatever reason is still like not ideal. And I say this is someone who's not a homeowner and doesn't have as never had an SM to use other peoples..