Tyler: Season three. Woo. We did it. We look brighter.
Ryan: much brighter.
Tyler: We look different. Aye. Aye. Aye. Aye. Aye. Whoa. I am. I'm hesitant to say better. We are certainly better
Ryan: Oh no, definitely not better. You can just see all the bad stuff now.
Tyler: We have better lighting. That's really about it. Um, can't see my mouth as much anymore. So that's a problem.
Greg: Did you know that we have more seasons than Luke cage?
Ryan: Is that a good thing?
Tyler: That's upsetting.
Greg: Yeah, I know.
Ryan: I never saw Luke cage.
Tyler: Of course you didn't.
Greg: So welcome everybody to season three. Thanks for joining us. Uh, as we hinted at a last end of last season, we're mixing things up for season three and we're going back to our roots, which like the mighty tree of life run deep into the earth and ground us.
Tyler: we talking about nerd shit
Greg: Hell yeah.
Ryan: Yeah We're just a bunch of nerds.
Greg: So our new format we're going to try this season is we're going to try to give you two episodes to.
Not one but two episodes a week. Um, where the first episode is always going to be a shorter news segment where we're going to discuss all the precious news, um, from the previous week or so in gaming and tech. Talk about that, give you some of the, the info, the four Oh one, the deets, the Dalio. And then, uh, the second episode of that week will be a deeper dive into one of those topics.
So, uh, expect news.
Tyler: Expect things, news and such.
Ryan: All of the news, the headlines that you may have not heard about or ones that you may have, we're going to be talking about them.
Tyler: So if you're paying a little bit of attention, you've checked the calendar. You've checked the timestamp. This is episode one of two for the week.
Greg: Onto this week's headlines. Oh yes.
Ryan: lay it on me.
Greg: weekend. Tech news. Did you know the Google had an event recently?
Ryan: I heard something about it because Tyler was orgasming over it as it happened.
Tyler: I may have heard whispers, uh, I may have placed a pre, uh, preorder.
Ryan: It reminded me every single day that Google is having an event later on this
Greg: Do you know what he pre-ordered?
Ryan: Yes, I do
Greg: I don't know. So I'm going to guess this. Did you preorder the new Chrome cast?
Ryan: solid guests
Greg: about, Oh, did you, did you peer to the pixel five? Ah,
Tyler: I'll tell you why?
Greg: Nope. You don't need
Ryan: Nope. Don't tell me actually
Greg: So save that, save that when we, when we talk about it. So, uh, so Google as September and October, some of my favorite tech months, because of all the announcements that are coming out, we've seen.
Uh, you know, usually when we see Apple come out with stuff, Google, Nvidia AMD, uh, all the big companies are releasing all their crap. Um, and so Google's was, uh, filled with stuff that some good, some not so good. Um, I'll start with some of the smaller stuff. So play movies and TV. Sorry for everybody. That's going away.
It no longer
Ryan: I'm really broken up about it. Yeah.
Greg: it's being merged into. I knew it was a thing for like the one or two times I was like on the road and needed something and went in and found an episode.
Ryan: play movies was the thing I did not know.
Play TV was a thing.
Greg: Yeah. So play movies and TV is now becoming Google TV. It's it's
Tyler: good. They're
Ryan: rebranding it
Greg: yeah, they're trying to go the way of what Amazon's doing with
Ryan: prime TV and all that. Yeah,
Tyler: Yeah. Makes
Greg: which by the way, got a new one. That's Alexa activated
Ryan: the Firestick
Greg: now cube.
Ryan: cube. Okay.
Greg: Turn on the TV with your voice, change the channel, change the volume
Ryan: of cool. Actually. Now I can take my license to a whole new level
Greg: to get that out of the way.
So let's play movies and TVs becoming Google TV. That's going to become their thing. The other one was Chrome cast is new. It has a remote now, so you no longer have to control it with your phone. So thank God.
Ryan: So this one I'm actually personally a little excited for.
Tyler: So, yeah, we, I didn't preorder it because it's not worth pre-ordering. I'll just wait until stores have stock. I'm going to buy one. Um, cause I love me some Chrome cast. I, I am I'm knee deep in the Google ecosystem. Uh, I'm totally gonna buy one once. I can just go to a
Greg: Why? But what about the new one makes you more excited than an existing one?
Tyler: It's easier. Um, so like when, when we're not mid pandemic, I'll bring people over my people over whatever, uh, trying to navigate a Chromecast is a bit of a nightmare. So if I can just go and load up like Spotify and control with her remote and not worry about whose phone is connected to it.
Perfect. Also the new Google TV will support profile switching. So if you have someone logged into YouTube, like so like, and this instance, we'll say Ryan has his YouTube profile with his recommendations, his subscriptions and all that. He can switch to his. When, when I sit down to watch, I can just switch to mine and get all of mine.
You cannot do that on any Android TV right now, which is a nightmare,
Greg: So they're trying to go away the way of, you know, an Amazon is doing and actually have a functional UI in their product,
Tyler: right? I will say for what the core Chromecasts were they were, they revolutionized the
Greg: Yeah. I mean, I use one for my classroom, which is great because it's in my TV, in my classroom, so I can cast stuff to it. My build big problem with this one still that it's not steady enabled unless you it.
Ryan: Yeah. You basically, they don't stop you from doing it, but they don't support you doing it at all.
Which I mean, whatever,
Greg: but you think with, with, as, as behind, as Google was in the game of with stadia, you think they do a little more in terms of trying to get it to connect and get it out there because I, I still couldn't tell you, do you know anybody with a stadia? Yeah. I mean either. And so you think they'd try to do a little more to try to push that product, and this would have been a huge help.
Tyler: They, uh, as part of the, um, their announcement, they had dashi as the guy like
Ryan: Oh yeah,
Tyler: promoting it. You got, you got, um, ah, what do they call it now? And morals or immortals, Phoenix rising.
They called it gods and monsters. And I think it was a way
Ryan: Oh, yeah, the new, the new
Tyler: if you sign up, you get a demo of that. So they're trying to persuade people that way. Um, you know, the Chromecast is cool. It is mind blowing. They don't have stadium support on that yet.
Ryan: which is so stupid.
Greg: No, and it's, it's interesting because you know, and looking at it, I believe they said that as of between what. Released November last year,
Tyler: I think so
Greg: no between November and April, they sold a hundred thousand copies.
Ryan: It's cause nobody's buying
Tyler: That doesn't make any
Greg: so if they want it, so it makes me think one of two things either they don't want to waste the time developing the technology to put it into Chrome cast yet because it's not popular enough or they're going to get rid of it at some point, they're just not seeing enough use of it and saying, eh,
Ryan: but then there would they be dumb enough to get rid of it for that because they haven't done much to support it aside from saying, Hey, check it out. Like it's not on any of their hardware. It's a pain in the ass to put on the hardware to actually try it out and use it.
So like, is it fair of them to take this thing that they've put so much work and effort into so many people's jobs have revolved around it and just yank it because they didn't do a good job promoting it.
Tyler: That's the Google graveyard. They do that all the time.
Ryan: Do they do that all the time,
Tyler: that they're notorious for it.
Ryan: Are they,
Greg: love to cut bait
Ryan: damn. Alright. Well hopefully they don't do that because the idea behind it is great.
Tyler: I can say everything you just said, apply that to Google music and still wonder why the fuck did they kill Google music? Like people use the people who are mad when that got pulled
Ryan: You were mad when it got pulled away.
Tyler: mad. YouTube music blows.
Ryan: I don't mind it, but I started with it. I never had Google play music
Greg: you're going to, you're going to buy it. So what's the price point? Is it going to be 50?
Ryan: Uh, the Chromecast, I thought it was 50. Yeah.
Ryan: I think is a fair price to what you're
Greg: Oh, sure. Yeah. And it's going to be four K enabled, so great.
Ryan: long as your TV supports it.
Greg: And so, so good. So the next, the next thing that they released is that they they're putting group watching to do Whoa.
Greg: Group watch is basically when you can invite people into your group to watch something together. So basically sharing and sort of doing a group movie watch and that kind of thing, a little behind on that one, probably by about seven months,
Ryan: Yeah. I was going to say Facebook's been doing that for a
Tyler: A lot of people initially it was like, so some random little services online and then, then like Netflix and Facebook a bunch.
Ryan: popular all of a
Tyler: Well, because we can't fucking go anywhere.
Ryan: Right, right. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. You can't come over and watch movies now, so we're just going to watch them together
Tyler: Yeah. That's pretty solid. Like Google. Yeah. Do we know what services offhand are supported in that?
Ryan: No, I don't, I didn't even know what it was.
Greg: Um, so, and then the big ones were the pixel five. Um, and
Ryan: release or the announcement,
Greg: uh, what was the other one? The, uh, the fi four, eight, five G. Um, so the four, eight, five G I'm excited about because it is affordable 5g, it looks, looks good. Uh, it's only 500 bucks. Um, and I think that's going to be a good pairing with it. My, my worry is that I I'm hoping that pixel five fixes some of the previous issues with the pixel because the pixel series has been very up and down in terms of the quality of those phones.
Um, a lot of people were pissed when the, was it the four that removed the fingerprint.
Ryan: I remember Tyler, you were telling me a bit about, uh, cause you were you're in like a lot of the blogs, the forums and stuff like that. And there's a lot of mixed reviews on the pixel five because some people like, like, I know that you were saying that you love it for the things that it's bringing, but a lot of people don't like it because it didn't bring.
New things like the processors the same, or you mentioned that, uh, and there was a couple other things that, that didn't change that people were expecting to change.
Tyler: A lot of people are it's interesting because had Samsung not release their . Like a month ago. Um, people probably wouldn't be as up in arms, but at the same price point, Samsung has a bigger phone and a better processor and a lot of similar other fee.
I think they have a higher refresh rate on their screen. Um, the pixel five having the up to a 90 Hertz refresh rate, um, the fingerprint scanner on the back, uh, IP 68 water resistance, 128 gigs. Of internal storage, no expandable. The S 20 does have an expandable storage slot, um, wireless charging on the, uh, uh, pixel five, which is interesting because the pixel five has an aluminum body and they made it work with wireless charging because they cut a hole in it, filled it with resin and painted over it.
Ryan: Right. Because with a full aluminum body, you can't have wireless
Tyler: do it. Um, so they made it work that way.
Greg: Yeah. Cause I think the new Samsung has the, the eight 65 Snapdragon.
Right. And so the pixel five is going to be the seven
Tyler: It's like the seven 65 G or something,
Greg: Um, And the other thing that they're doing is they're getting rid of that, the failed, you know, sort of face ID and the soul, a solely a radar, which is the gestures, because that didn't and no one cared because they fucking stupid anyways.
Tyler: Yeah. I can tell you that. So I have the note 10 right now, the pen has gestures on it. Ryan, did you know that?
Ryan: I did.
Tyler: Yeah, it's dumb.
Ryan: I don't use them. I, as soon as I found out I could do it, I tried a couple of times. I was like, Oh, that's pretty neat. Never used it again.
Tyler: You feel like Harry Potter for 10 minutes and you stop that's it that's really, it.
Ryan: Didn't they? No, not necessarily like a huge game breaking news, but didn't, they change the name of one of the, there was something that. Uh, one of the things that you can change doing the profile picture editing, they changed the name specifically because of social media climate.
Tyler: They, yes, they like the photo retouching. Have you heard about this, Greg? Where they, where they're changing the name of like the stuff like the photo filters you can do in the camera?
They had like perfection or beautified. They're doing it to be like, it just says subtle or retouching or airbrushing
Greg: Or enhance enhance
Tyler: But they're doing it less to be like, It's not making it perfect. It's just changing it because it makes sense. I think, um, I forget who else is on board? I think Instagram is on board with changing it as well.
Like other people are, it was, I think it was Snapchat and Google. Like, Hey, we're just gonna change what this says. Make it more obvious that it's on which school.
Greg: So that was all the fun stuff that was there. Yep. Our next headline is NFL stadiums that are using drones to stop the spread of COVID. And so this, uh, you know what I was looking at featured two stadiums, the Falcons and the Panthers, um, you know, who are well known for their winning ways and their forward thinking this and their ability to sustain excellence, um, are using drones.
Now, the Falcons are using. A disinfecting drone, uh, with a liquid or substance, whereas the Panthers are using an Ivy, Ivy,
Ryan: take two.
Tyler: it's just some guy sitting in a stadium, just
Greg: you're in the stadium. They're just shooting syringes at you just being like you're okay, guy.
Ryan: It's going to be fine. Morphine.
Greg: I bet on that.
Tyler: got just darts, a fucking IV drip in your arm.
Greg: So I was curious that the Falcons were using disinfecting drones. Um, and I was curious like, what are these drones? And they're called the lucid drone they're made by lucid drone tech. Um,
Ryan: It goes with the morphine.
Greg: and they, you know, uh, you know, getting their website says, getting our country back on its feet, requires an all hands on deck approach.
And so I was like, okay, this is cool. They got electrostatic nozzles on board tank $3,000 a month per unit to rent.
Tyler: all hands on deck. As long as you're paying us an absurd amount of
Greg: I mean, I'm wondering if they probably got like 10 of these things, so they're paying $30,000 unless they just bought them out. Right. Or are.
Ryan: me? They cut a deal
Greg: Have some
Ryan: Yeah, definitely.
Greg: that's what, um, the Falcons are using and the Panthers are using, what's known as the light strike germs, zapping robot from Xenex disinfection
Tyler: know what suddenly I like the lucid drone name way
Ryan: got a way better name rolls off the tongue. Quite a bit better.
Tyler: I was like, there was probably somebody in that meeting. It's just, what should we call it? The light strike. W w Y zaps germs? Like what the F okay, fine.
Ryan: Hey, that's a robot.
Greg: Yeah. So they're their whole thing is about, um, you know, using a UV to, to wipe out germs. And, um, they, they recently in September, this robot won the 20, 20 global healthcare room disinfection devices, company of the year award, which I want to be the guy that gives that award.
Like, does he have a test room where he's like, ah,
Ryan: Oh, it's so clean.
Greg: So as a consumer of football stadiums, doing stuff like this, make you any more comfortable about the potential of going and seeing live sports?
Tyler: Not at all. it doesn't, I don't think so. I just liked the fact that, um, so the drone spraying, like it's fine. It's going to S I assume it's going to spray it before and after it makes it real tight.
Like, are you going to hit me with
Ryan: while I'm sitting there, like
Tyler: aerosol Santa?
Greg: and after. Right.
Ryan: no UV, rays hit me right in the face while I'm watching the game. Dang
Tyler: Like I know as.
Ryan: get a tan
Tyler: As somewhat, like if you go to the game, that's not, it's the other people that are there at the time.
Greg: could tell me that I'm going to be met by a valet.
Who's going to park my car, put me in a bubble, carry me to my seat and I get my own individual spot and I still wouldn't be comfortable going back.
Ryan: No, I mean, it's cool to see that they're taking it. They're making it a, a, a solid effort to keep the stadiums clean. Uh, and disinfect the stadiums, but I'm not going to be going back to a live sporting event anytime soon.
Tyler: I feel like, and I could be wrong, but the, uh, so the Falcons ones, they're, they're sanitizing, the seeds flying over and all that. Um, the, the Panthers, drone, the, the light strikes, germ zapping robot. Um, that one seems like it's just sanitizing between when like facility, like when faculty and like players and everyone are there.
That makes more sense. I can kind of just roam the halls, zapping, germs, and doing
Ryan: blast the hallways
Tyler: right between when people are there. That makes more sense than
Greg: yeah. It's for facilities and equipment, because the robot itself basically can just move back and forth and just wipe out stuff on uniforms. So you can hang the uniforms and the equipment up and they can go through. So that's keeping the players healthy
Tyler: That one makes way more sense than these.
Greg: the thing is, though, I believe that the Falcons are doing it because George is starting to move into a phase where they're allowing people back in the stadium.
Whereas, um, you know, the, so that's why they're focused on that. So
Ryan: which is fair. I mean, if that's what you're trying to do, then yeah.
You want to make
Greg: with regards to protecting the players, I think that's absolutely fair that if they have to go back and play that you have stuff like this, that does, you know, protect it. Um, it'll never wipe the shame from Ben Ralph, this burger's uniform.
Ryan: No, no, never.
Greg: All right. And so our, our next headline is that Amazon has just released information about its prime day specials. Prime days starts on October 13th, but as with all good things, Black Friday and stuff. Everything starts pretty much the day that they are announced. Uh, what Amazon's doing that's really cool is that it's giving $10 little bonuses here and there to current prime members, uh, for things at whole foods.
And, um, and if you, you know, if you spend $10 with small businesses, you get $10 on prime days. So I was looking at some of the deals and as is tradition with Amazon there, a lot of their deals center around their products. Um, And so, you know, generally you don't see a lot of the deeper dive deals, which I will explain a little bit how you can do that. so the first thing that they have is they have two echo dots for 39 98 with the code.prime to PK. so.prime, Tupac. So
Tyler: it. I get it.
Greg: 20 bucks each, uh, basically in order to invade your home, you need to get them quicker and cheaper. So if you buy four of them for 80 bucks, you can have an Amazon robot in every room.
Tyler: Right. So then, so then you can even have your echos just control one of these bad boys.
Greg: Yeah, they can do this.
Ryan: Each one will
Greg: this is a Google thing.
Ryan: Yeah. But it's the light though.
Tyler: Sorry. This is one of these bad boys.
Greg: I don't really use the echo dot I I'm, again, I'm going with the nest, but if you do like dots two for 40. Yeah.
Tyler: It depends on if you're a Google or Amazon ecosystem kind of person. Amazon's cool, but I'm a Google man, but
Greg: The, uh,
Ryan: care either way.
Greg: the other deal is the, uh, fire TV recast over the air. DVR is on sale for $130. And it's normally $230. I believe it's a 500 gigabyte storage capacity, but you can, if you want to go up to another tier, pay 50 bucks more for the bigger one.
Ryan: What is that? Just a DVR, just record shows and stuff. Yeah. Okay.
Greg: Yep. It lets you watch and record over the air TV at home, uh, with the fire TV or the echo show or with mobile devices or that kind of thing.
Ryan: I don't have my cable box plugged in
Greg: uh, they, uh, also Rick and Morty, every seasons is $10 each per, per season. So if you want to watch Rick and Morty and you don't have, what is it, HBO that it's on
Ryan: or the internet.
Tyler: max. Yeah. We're, we're, we're sticking with legitimate options of watching. Like we all do all of the time.
Ryan: Yeah, of course. But I watch it on the internet. It's legit though.
Greg: you have an insignia 50 inch four K FireTV addition on sale for $250. You save a hundred dollars. Well, the fact that its original retail price was three 50, makes me go. However, buying TVs is not like it was 10 years
Plus this one was probably built specifically for this event. So
Greg: I mean, I'll take a 50 inch, four K for two 55.
Ryan: same thing. I got it for the same deal.
Greg: one I'm excited about is the Sony, the WWF XB 700 wireless earbuds that are $130 normally, but they're just $78 on Amazon and best buy right now.
Ryan: Wow. That's almost 50% off
Greg: So if you look at again, wireless earbuds are plentiful. I mean, I have the,
Ryan: are a dime a dozen these days.
Tyler: Good ones are hard. Good, good ones are hard to find
Ryan: are hard to
Greg: I have the beat, I have the beats ones. Um, and so they're, every review has said that these Sonys hold up incredibly well and, and having the wireless Sony headphones that I do. Um, you know, I can safely say that these will probably be badass if you want to inexpensive wireless earbuds for 78 bucks.
Ryan: solid choice.
Greg: recommend those. So when it comes to, and those are the big, the big ones, I, I always say that when it comes to deal days, especially now be careful, you know, ahead of time comparison shop, uh, even use third party, uh, price trackers, like wire cutter and camel, camel, camel, camel, camel, camel can be hit or miss with it's work with
Tyler: keep an eye on when the timelines are, because Amazon can be tricky when they'll upload a new page of the item. So for those of you who don't know, Campbell, Campbell, Campbell, track a, the pricing through the lifetime of the item and let you know if it's a good price on like historically.
It's a bad price, kind of where everything tracks, what they've done to kind of help sidestep that is, it might just be like, Oh, it was only launched three months ago and it was at $200. Now it's at 50. What a good deal doesn't necessarily mean? It hasn't been 50 before. It just means that particular page
Ryan: Right. Cause they just created a new page for it.
Greg: So what you can do, you know, and, and especially nowadays, since Walmart has the Walmart plus app, there are a lot of other retailers out there who are now doing deals that are overlapping before, during and after, um, uh, Amazon is to compete.
So they might have similar, if not better prices on some stuff, because Amazon can cut the cost on the Amazon stuff, but other retailers might have an advantage somewhere else. So do your research. Also use Amazon's wishlist, the Amazon, the wishlist wishlist watch and weightless tools, because anything that you might want put it in there, like, especially with Christmas, when I'm thinking about Christmas ideas, I put them all in a list and that way I get alerts when the price changes.
Tyler: And just for, for somebody who pours over these things all the time, use review Metta. There's a couple of other ones. There's another one that was pretty big. I think it's gotten kind of dicey.
Now. Basically what it'll do is it'll, it'll analyze the reviews left on products. So it could be like 500 reviews and they all have, it's like four and a half stars, five stars overall. But if you've, if you've ever gone through and looked at those reviews, it is clearly not even for the product you're looking at.
Ryan: Or they're very obviously sponsored
Tyler: Right. This will go through and kind of do a general idea of like, Hey, a lot of these look fake. A lot of these have like signs that they're just either not from reputable people.
Ryan: bots. You name
Tyler: So they'll give you an adjusted score. Like, Hey, this is the score it got, but after pruning the reviews, this is the score it has now, um, as always just kind of look at stuff.
So it's not the end all be all. Some of our reviews might be good somewhere if he's my bad, just kind of look at it and see, it just gives you a better feel for what you're actually looking at. Um, I love that that website is pretty solid.
Greg: So, uh, make good prime day choices, everybody.
Ryan: Yeah. Do your research, don't buy the first thing you see
Greg: Our last headline for the day is a game pass. Yeah. October game pass is out. Very excited, a lot of good stuff as usual, uh, outer worlds is there.
Ryan: Yep. Always been
Greg: it enough. It's kind of like a mix between fallout and, uh, borderlands and a bunch of
Ryan: just a delightful game. Yeah, no, definitely recommend playing outer worlds. If you haven't, it's free on game pass right now. Download it, play it. You will have a good time.
Greg: that I'm excited about is do maternal. I haven't played it.
Ryan: I do want to play that. Yeah.
Greg: Um, gears five has been there for a while. Dead cells is really good. If you get a chance,
Ryan: I've heard
Tyler: I've, I've heard it's good and furiating.
Ryan: Is it dark souls or you're like a roguelike
Greg: Yeah, it's kind of, it's a platformer, um, that has a real cult following. It's very similar. I kind of like it's, it's got like a Castlevania Metroid feel
Tyler: Oh, so it's a Metroidvania, which is weirdly enough genre.
Ryan: Yeah, it is. Yeah. Yep. Metroid videos. A junior genre.
Greg: Um, and it's on Xbox and PC, um, with
Tyler: which I believe,
Greg: Yup. Um, really, really cool. Really, really pretty, um, speaking of pretty.
Ryan: not really.
Greg: Destiny. Two is out on game pass,
Ryan: Oh boy. Have I been enjoying me some destiny too?
Tyler: you and I have such a checkered history of destiny,
Ryan: You're back into it again, boys.
Greg: played destiny since day one.
Tyler: We, so we've played the hell out of it.
Ryan: time you
Greg: and I combined probably have about a thousand hours into it.
Tyler: Well, I'm old. I know a couple of years ago, uh, I was unemployed for a month, so all I did was play destiny two and I got so goddamn sick of it.
Ryan: So you'd take a couple months off and hop right back into
Greg: I won't spoil it for you, but go give it a try because
Ryan: Everything is on there for free. Now all of the expansions and everything is
Tyler: w with game pass.
Ryan: With game Patsy, you have to have game
Greg: And then lastly, age of empires too. One of my absolute favorites, not only has it been upgraded for 4k, it has been, they've added some new missions and side quests and an expansion stuff on
Ryan: they sure have. I also want to just toss this out there for anybody who likes age of empires to a Crusader Kings three, the new game from paradox just came out. And it is available on game pass. Now I highly recommend checking it out.
Tyler: Kingdom run by a horse.
Ryan: You could, you could also eat the Pope. It's not a joke. You actually can.
Greg: so that's headlines.
Tyler: We did it.
Greg: Welcome to weird news of the week. Our second part of the episode, where we each have brought to the table, something weird from this week and I'm going to do mine real quick. Okay. Just a quick overview. My weird news of the week is about open AI as GPT three a, which is an AI model. And it is one that, uh, can create poems and stories and songs.
And it's, these are all kind of parlor tricks. But the big thing that it's doing is that they're developing new texts and image models. That can generate images, given a certain caption. So if you give the computer a caption, it'll generate an image. If you get a chance to see the images, they are disturbing because it's still can't quite render things.
So they're kind of out of a horror movie. Uh, but basically GPT three is part of what's known as a transformer group, which started with Google's Bert and Bert is responsible for a lot of the, the Google search engine results. Um, and things like that. Yeah. Horrifying.
Tyler: hate it. So the top left one here is two people play video games on a couch.
Ryan: No, it's not.
Greg: Yep. And so the idea behind this, it's still really rough, but the reason why it's so important and all it's weird because of this
Ryan: Yes, this is horrifying, horrifying
Greg: collage pictures. But what's interesting is that the longterm implication was that putting these into robots can have them better understand the visual surroundings. So if you're giving it more of a visual link between phrases and the world around it, you're getting much closer to. Robots being able to interact with human beings and understand surroundings and help. And it'll probably be stuff that it's going to move into, you know, automated cars and that kind of thing.
So you're allowing them to think better by allowing it to generate images for you based on these piece of text. So that's my weird story of the week.
Ryan: it's pretty weird.
Tyler: That is pretty weird. Those pictures are on
Ryan: damn. They're terrifying.
Greg: a weirder one.
Tyler: Uh, I don't know if mine qualifies as weirder, so we'll uh,
Ryan: Yours is definitely interesting.
Tyler: Yeah, mine's mine. Mine's, mine's weird in a positive way.
There's a new tool being developed. I believe it is currently. And at a university in Binghamton university, in New York, they worked with Intel development to develop a tool called fake catcher. What that'll do is it has the ability to spot when a deep fake is created on something, because in a video, I guess, invisible to the human eye, the video is the people will have, um, a heartbeat on it.
Um, similar to. Like what app the Apple watch does that kind of just take a, an emperor in perceptible change in your skin tone as your, your heartbeat. So they use this tool to discover what the heartbeat is and in a deep fake it's erratic. And it's weird. It has a lot of high loads, whatever. It's just not accurate.
And it's not something that is easily able to be
Greg: Right. Cause the skin tone that you're masking over the real person is not consistent with how that actor's body is currently
Tyler: It's not it
Greg: which will be good because you're seeing a lot of people get into, you know, a lot of celebrities having issues with them being used in adult videos, you know, that kind of stuff.
So they're hoping that this software can help remove some of that.
Tyler: Yeah, because like deep fakes when used for when used properly for entertainment
Ryan: are great, but they can be used maliciously.
Ryan: And what's, what's his face? Um,
Tyler: years ago, Jordan Peele did
Ryan: he actually showed, he, he pretended to be Barack Obama and gave a speech, which he had already done his impression of Barack Obama during their show and all this and that. So they literally made a deep fake about it. You couldn't even tell the difference.
Tyler: It was terrifying.
Um, so, and, and entertainment purposes. That's great. I'm glad they have a way to catch them for bad things. Right.
Greg: Yeah, I wouldn't say it's weird. I'd say it's hopeful. The weird thing is what people use deep pigs for. So we're eliminating the
Ryan: good to have this tool to help prevent the problem that you know, will come up. If these become more mainstream.
Ryan: Alright. So my weird story that I brought on is for a new piece of technology that was developed by, uh, the project is called arc a R Q U E a. And what it is is it's an animatronic tail effectively modeled after like a cat's tail tiger tail dog, tail, you name it where the S are a monkey tail.
The sole purpose is to. Uh, assist with balance and help you move on around, be more agile. There's a solid picture of it cause they just announced it about two weeks ago or so. Um, so the whole purpose of it is to assist with the balance, but you wear this harness and it has sensors built into it where it'll trigger one of the four muscles in the tail to react.
Uh, and it is just a prototype. They go about it in the article on CNN. Um, and it was developed by a team of students at the university in Tokyo. Uh, and they said that their goal with it is to assist people in the medical field with, uh, balance issues or muscle disorders, or even elderly people who have a hard time, time walking or getting around easily.
Um, right now in a prototype phase, though, it only has the four muscles. They want to add more to it. Uh, to make it react faster because in the demonstration video that they showed, you can see that it reacts. There's a, there's a delay in the reaction because it can't quite react fast enough, but that's an example of the harness and it runs based off of an air.
Compressor is all, it really is. They go into more detail in the video and show you how the harness actually functions and everything, but it's super cool and it'll definitely help a lot of people in the medical field. So the fact that there's a team out there, who's looking to do something so outside the box,
Greg: kind of looks like a dinosaur tail almost
Well, then it was inspired by a seahorse tail. Believe it or
Greg: Oh yeah. No, that sees that.
Tyler: Yeah, I do remember this coming up once before. Uh, we didn't have a great, uh,
Tyler: a great time with that
Greg: thought. It looked familiar.
Tyler: yeah. So this guy, this guy,
Ryan: Well, he had four though. That's when you have too
Tyler: he's operating. So DACA had four of these monkey tails, um, and it
Ryan: in his head, little Grabbys on him too.
Tyler: Yeah. There's no, there's nothing bad that happened with him at all.
Ryan: no, he was fine.
Greg: Alright. So that was our weird stories of the week. All right, everybody. Now it's time for the last part of our episode, uh, that we're going to do where we talk about, uh, stocks, uh, and just to let everybody know as a disclaimer, um, none of us are very good with stocks. Um, and if we do own, uh, stocks that we talk about, we're going to tell you, uh, but we've actually brought in our resident stock expert Ethel.
So we'd like to go with. Alright, can you tell us really quick this week? What's looking good and what's a, what's sort of down. What are you up on? What are you down on in tech? Oh, honey, I'm up on take two interactive and, uh, I'm down on Mike run. So, uh, all right, thanks. That's all. Uh, as we said, we will let you know, so I do own some stock in micron, uh, and I'm selling it all immediately.
I do not own stock intake too. Uh, so thanks for joining us Ethel. Thank you, honey. All right. All right. Thanks. I was little for absolutely nothing. So, uh, that was our news report for the week. We hope that you enjoyed it. Please join us. Uh, the end of this week, as we discuss AMD, that it will be our deep dive for the week. Uh, we discussed earlier this episode about a lot of the tech giants that are releasing information and new stuff this quarter. So join us on Fridays. We discuss, uh, AMD his most recent announcements and all the fun stuff, that joint that came out of that. So Tyler is very
Tyler: Zen three.
Greg: that's exactly what we'll be talking about on Friday. So, uh, in one word, say goodbye to everybody. Apple crisp.
Ryan: two words.