Greg: All right. Hey, Nanner fans fananas? fananas.
Tyler: The bananatics, the bananics?
Greg: Welcome back to another episode of nanner news. For those of you that were watching and listening. Last week, we went over the news and this week we're going over the news.
Greg: We have more news for you
Ryan: Crazy how things keep happening.
Greg: for review. Last week we went over news and then we did a deep dive in to AMD is a CPU does?
Yes, the Zen three, whoopass of Intel, that happened. and then this week we have the news and then a little sneak preview for Friday. Saturday, a sneak preview for Saturday. we'll be talking about Apple's iPhone slash a bunch of other little stuff that they don't really care about events.
today. The day of recording. So
let's keep the headline. Shall we
Ryan: Let's do it.
Tyler: Greg, what do we have going on this week? What happened this week in tech? tell me.
Greg: this week. Speaking of Apple, a U S judge ruled that, Apple could bar Epic games fortnight from the app store. So what happened was that Epic games recently has started, using its own in game currency system to collect money from players.
for purchases. Yeah. And originally, and Apple bands that, and because it's a big money maker for Apple's agreement with its developers, is that it gets 30% of all the, in app purchases made on games. So what also, So when Epic games started their own currency system, this made Apple very upset. So what Apple did is that Apple pulled the game from the store and then also threatened their developer status too, which basically means that unreal engine and things like that, that Epic works with.
Couldn't be used.
Ryan: And to be clear, the issue arose because Apple was I'm sorry, not Apple. Epic games was allowing the purchase of Vbox to be done through other, purchasing apps, Google play, through the actual store itself.
Greg: through their end game. Cause, and then Epic games made their own actual curtain, their own end game.
Tyler: so they, they were allowing customers to buy the Vbox through their payment portal.
Ryan: without having to go through
Greg: because Apple takes 30% from Epic every time and Epic didn't like that.
Tyler: Epic gave a 20% discount if you went through their store. So $10 a Vbox now became $8, which I thought was a very shifting move. We're like, look, we're passing the savings on to you. Yeah. But you're also still taking 10% more than you would have.
Greg: now to be fair, the contract they signed with Apple stated that Apple gets 30% off that cut and.
Ryan: made on Apple
Greg: So the injunction basically upheld the fact that Apple could keep Fortnite from the app store, but, they were not allowed to touch Epic's developer tools business, which includes unreal engine because unreal engine is in fucking everything.
Ryan: true. Yup. Yup.
Greg: So essentially what's happening now is that they're at a standstill.
they're still working on it. and they're, Epic, still making the argument that they're in that purchase system with a 30% commission is too much. however, Apple has, said that Epic has done nothing to, swaves them of any worries or anything ever has not brought any sort of counterpoints that were valid, for them to stop doing that.
Tyler: so at any point, is Apple going to go well, they made some valid points where we said, no.
Ryan: at the end of the day, right? Epic games and Apple, they signed an agreement where Apple allow the game to be bought. It will be played on their devices. But you have to use the Apple store and Apple gets a cut of 30% of all revenue generated from any purchases made on the app on an Apple
Greg: but it's going to hurt both sides because out of the 350 million users, that fortnight roughly has 120 of them are on iOS.
Ryan: Apple is pretty fucking huge.
Greg: So Apple, it was a ballsy move on apples. Cause I think Epic probably made that move. Assuming Apple wasn't going to do that because it's a big moneymaker and Apple was like, absolutely fucking not it. We don't care. Just go.
Ryan: Apple see Apple has a luxury where they could lose Fortnite. They were fine. Before Fortnite came around. They have no reason to keep fortnight other than the fact that they're paying a little bit of the bills every month. But. if they're going to not play by the rules and think they're going to get away with it, I understand why Apple is taken.
The stance that they're taking an agreement was signed, a legal binding agreement was signed and you tried to warm your way out of it. I do understand there was a lot of talk about Apple, somehow monopolizing and all this and that. I know that me and you had spoken about that briefly. Tyler, when the news first broke on this, on, I don't think Apple ha I don't think the argument can truly be made that Apple is monopolizing.
Anything here, because it's all on their own service. Sure. Apple devices have to use Apple services, but it's their devices. It's not like a Samsung device has to use Apple stuff. In that case, that would be a
Tyler: I don't know if they had a contract in the traditional sense. So as a developer, you have to accept Apple's terms and conditions for being an app store. And then one of those is they take 30% of the revenue. so it's not like they had a,
Ryan: like a written agreement,
Tyler: yeah, not a one that Apple made with Epic specifically.
It's just anyone, it's the kind of the boiler plate. If you put your app in the app store, it's subject to 30% of revenue increase our revenue share, through their payment processing. and they're claiming it's anticompetitive because they're not, they don't allow any of their payment systems and any of their payment processing, companies like PayPal or chime or square that who, you can go most places, a lot of places will have those payment options, those companies charge.
Two or 3% per transaction, really, depending on volume and all that, but right around that ballpark, which is where their issues from. And they certainly did anticipate it because I think a day after Apple filed or maybe that same day, Apple removed them and all that, Epic with their version of the 1984 Apple commercial with the hammer throw and everything like that.
So they, they had that ready that wasn't just something
Ryan: They saw it coming.
Tyler: They knew it
Ryan: they picked this fight.
They knew what they
Tyler: it was all a publicity ploy. Cause we're talking about him.
Greg: And they basically, and at the end of August, they split into where basically everybody else that wasn't, iOS got the new updates. Whereas the people on iOS were basically just in stasis.
They were just stuck with whatever they had, which is awful because now we don't get that a really cool a God, who's the rapper that did the big Travis Scott reveal and fortnight.
Tyler: Which was weird. but I think he debuted a kid Cuddy song too, though. So that was pretty dope. I'll be very curious how this goes through because
Ryan: I'm really rooting for Epic games on this one. Personally,
Tyler: it's tricky because on one hand it is Apple's ecosystem. They made it's their thing.
Ryan: that's a valid argument. It's their stuff. Do you want to use it? You gotta to play by their rules. I get that argument. What I don't like is that so many people have just rolled over for it. Now Apple is this giant thing that can do whatever they want.
Tyler: It should've been, it should've been like somewhere as soon as someone signed up, when you're taking 30%,
Ryan: absolutely not.
These guys are taking three, like no way. That's, you're absolutely right. That's when that fight should have happened.
Greg: so that, so essentially this remains to be resolved and we will know more in future, but for now iOS users, nananana, booboo, stick your head and do too.
All right. Moving on. , the compatibility is becoming clearer. I been resident red reticent to talk about this because I'm sick of talking about PSP and series X rumors, because all we're getting is bits and pieces. However, this is actually interesting, especially because X-Box has been so much more transparent.
Would their stuff then especially, I don't know if you saw when Xbox series X revealed sort of the upscaling of their old games, like fable and see a thieves look absolutely outstanding on the series. Actually, what they're able to do. Sony has not done anything in terms of revealing anything because, we'll get to it.
So Sony's revealed that they've been doubling down over and over again, that the majority 9900% of the PS four games are playable on the PS five consoles saying that, however, there are some functionality. He is on the that won't be on the you can expect unexpected behavior.
Ryan: which basically means it may not. It's probably not going to work.
Greg: So they're also warning users to test their PS4 games on a PSP before buying ad-ons to ensure that you are happy.
Ryan: this just sounds too sketchy to
Greg: And so they've released a list of, I think 11 games that won't work. And I won't listen to them because they're garbage, like Afro samurai to revenge of coma.
Tyler: go. No, for all the people playing Hitman, go at home on a console.
Greg: So Hedy AKI Machina, who's the vice president of platform planning, doubled down the other day and said, yes, you are going to be able to do it. When you sign in with your account, you're going to see your library of played PS4 content and the menu. The thing is, I don't think Sony's prepared. That they've been taught, which makes me upset because PL PlayStation users have wanted backwards compatibility for forever.
And the fact that they're coming into this unprepared, they haven't showed any demos. They can say expect issues.
Ryan: there will be
Greg: There will be issues because they're not ready. And Microsoft came into this ready to go saying, upscaling, here's your, here you go. This is what it's going to look like. And Sonny's we promise, we swear, you're going to have it.
And they haven't said when they just say, it's going to, and I'm curious to see what their actual upscaling cause they do have the game boost, which, they say is going to have better frame rates and higher load, better load times. But we'd have no proof other than what they say, whereas Microsoft's actually shown us proof.
Ryan: Here's my issue with it. just briefly, this has always been my issue with Sony, and that they just don't deliver when it comes to the backwards compatibility. They never have
Greg: They don't usually deliver a game day launch day.
Ryan: no. Oh, they definitely don't and definitely not launch day. but like the PS three for instance, was promised backwards compatibility with never
Tyler: no, the first gen could, then they scrapped it
Greg: then when the
Ryan: had it and got rid
Greg: promised it and then took it away.
Ryan: The PS4 was promised and it did technically have it. You had to rebuy the game and stream it digital only, and you had to stream it, which means it wasn't downloaded directly to the PlayStation four. And if you didn't have a good interconnection, it was trash. So X-Box has always nailed backwards
Tyler: will say ultimately yes, but at the launch of the Xbox one, they dropped the ball real hard.
Ryan: They did, but they made up
Tyler: Oh, they saved it
Ryan: They saved it real good. Cause not only can you play digital only cause they have it available on game pass as well as on the Xbox store. you can also play disc copies that
Tyler: because for a while, even on the, even on the Xbox one, on their website, they had what games do you want to see made backwards
Ryan: and they would bring them in.
Tyler: they had a running pole. And if someone says Hey, how come this game? Isn't backwards compatible look, it's number 280 on our list.
Ryan: that's why we're not going to sink our resources into it.
Greg: Lots of transparency with Microsoft. So that's where is. I'm going to leave it there because at this point it's one of those things that I'm not, until we hear more, we're not going to,
Tyler: until next
Greg: until they release it. honestly, this
Ryan: we get closer to release, I'm sure we'll hear more. And we'll talk a little bit about it as it happens.
Greg: So our next headline has to do with Razor's first gaming chair. And I love this story because razor has a really dedicated community. And if you hadn't heard this,
Ryan: hadn't heard this at
Greg: it's fans can bully raise her into doing stuff. And after a ton of likes and a bunch of tattoos, razor was finally bullied into making the razor toaster.
Tyler: remember seeing that because it didn't burn their logo onto the bread.
Ryan: Oh my God. I do remember. I thought that was a joke
Tyler: of state has showed
Ryan: I remember that
Greg: made some ridiculous thing. if we get a certain number of likes and then they would get people that got tattoos, in support of it and that kind of thing. So they have the toaster. So now the community has said we want a razor chair.
And so during razor con their inaugural razor con, this year, they released the razor Esker. And the razor Esker is their first gaming chair. And if you look at it, it looks pretty much like every other gaming chair sort of
Ryan: I'm sitting in
Greg: Yeah. It's like that fo leather aesthetic. it's going to have the green and black, there it is.
Tyler: Give me a sec. There it is.
Greg: and it's but the support system and it apparently is phenomenal. So the lumbar support that's in it, is going to be excellent. And it has a curved back. support, up the rear back rest of the chair. So there's, you have a neutral spine position, no slouching. it comes with 40 armrests, which offer a range of adjustment so it can support people up to six foot two.
Tyler: My dumb ass
Greg: have to worry about that.
Tyler: Mike, my dumb ass. I said 40 armrests.
Ryan: That's what I thought. He said
Greg: four D
Tyler: what kind of weird mutant did raise a girl? You know what? We need 40 arms.
Greg: hold up. Someone who is six, two, 300 pounds comfortably. And it's got memory foam in the head cushions and in the seat cushions. and they insist will keep you in an optimal line of sight. Now it's $500. Most gaming chairs are in that what three to three 50 range. So it's higher than normal.
Tyler: I think probably has that range anyway.
Greg: Yeah, probably somewhere around there. but as a razor fan myself, I'm excited about this. I'd have to test it out just to see if it's any different. And I'd be curious to see what the reviews are. I put this in here just because I love what razor his relationship is with its community. that razor
Ryan: to their
Greg: we'll go to the point of thinking a fucking toaster.
Ryan: Just because so many people wanted it.
Greg: And then they have the gaming chair, so they have a really loyal base. And again, my first gaming, was, reg had a tarantula in it and that kind of thing. So ever since then, I've always loved them. But I think this is really
Ryan: this, to me, this is the type of company that truly does listen to its fan base. It knows that the fan base is the lifeblood of the company. So if they're calling out for something stupid and it's not too outside of your realm of capability to actually produce, why not? if they want it so bad, they're going to buy it, give, throw them a bone every once in a while.
Gaming chair, gaming chairs, not too far from razor, truthfully I'm too far. I'm surprised that it's taken this long to actually get one from razor, truthfully. Cause there's so many
Greg: that's razor. if you want to learn more about Razor's event, go take a look at it. they have the new siren, USB microphone. the siren mini was announced there.
Tyler: What's that $50 streaming Mike.
Greg: Yeah, it looks really cool. take a look at that. Alright, so that's that
Tyler: What else we got? Oh, Amazon.
Ryan: yes. Talk to me about it. Cause I don't know anything about
Greg: that do not know, Ryan, Amazon wanted to make its foray into online gaming and you look at it.
Tyler: mind you. They own a handful of studios.
Greg: And that this was the whole reason why they wanted to do it and they wanted to make something really successful. it's a MOBA, it's along the lines of legal legends called crucible or Dota too. so it's and it's called crucible. So it launched in may. Yep. And it's being discontinued in November.
Ryan: So it
made it a year
Tyler: Was it the first time it launched in may? let's not forget this. So crucible launched. Nobody cared like Amazon paid. Twitch streamers to play it. Like it was popular for a day. And then once that contract ran out, it just plummeted back to the
Greg: so it got it released in may and then got kicked off steam in July because, and you only get kicked off steam if you have a recurring player, count of lower than 200.
Ryan: Jesus. Fuck.
Tyler: It came out official release, went back into beta
Ryan: Oh, this is the
Tyler: and now it's canceled.
Ryan: How ironic is it that I don't know anything about it because I shouldn't know anything about
Greg: seated 10,000 users for two days before dropping down to 3000.
Ryan: was it just a genuinely terrible game or was there just nothing going for
Greg: So the problem was is that there was so that they released it again too early. Yeah, it was undeveloped, there was a ton features and fixes that were needed, and things that needed to be added that just weren't available. And there were, on top of everything else, there were three different gameplay modes that it launched with, which just made character balancing a whole big issue.
And it just was not, something that was intuitive to gamers. It's almost like it wasn't made by gamers. Cause it probably wasn't. So what happened was is that, they released an up, the devs released an update for the November 9th patch that said, we've heard from you and pairing that with the data that we've collected, which is probably, nothing.
Ryan: right. Nobody's played it yet.
Greg: we've decided that we're going to stop doing this and. They might do an official relaunch at another day, but what's weird is that Amazon games has, will continue patching the game for about a month after they've stopped this, done this November 9th one. but they're shutting down the matchmaking, first and, eventually they're gonna basically, the whole thing will be done.
Ryan: here's what Amazon needs to do.
Greg: They were developing this for almost 10 years. They've been looking to
Ryan: Here's what they need to do next the game. You just, you already said you're stopping it. Just stop it, put it on the back shelf for
Greg: they have a new one coming out. They have new world coming out.
Ryan: And I was going to say, you need to go and you need to develop a new game with people who actually know a thing or two about gaming.
Cause clearly you haven't done that yet and make that game really good. Take as much time as you need, make it something that people love. Get a fan base for it. Make another game just as good. And then once you actually have a good fan base, say, Hey, we're going to bring back an old favorite for you guys.
And pull that one off the back shelf and crush everybody's hopes and
Greg: everyone's really excited about new world. A new world was supposed to be launched in August and got pushed back to second quarter 2021. So they're over two this year on this
Tyler: To be fair. so real quick, I, so I
Ryan: I think I remember seeing a trailer
Tyler: I decided to look up Amazon games and on their website currently, as I speak. And as I record this, top game, new world preorder available on PC. Looks does look cool. Give him that. And I have nothing bad to say about new world. Number two, crucible.
Ryan: They only have the two games.
Tyler: great. There is no download. There's a learn more button and that's it. and number three of three is PAC man. So
Ryan: they own Pac-Man over
Greg: here's the thing. Look at it this way. Is that the issues that are plaguing these games, the issue of not having a lot of end game content by the time launch hits is the same thing that happened with bungee with destiny.
It's the same thing has happened with Anthem. It's just one of those things that it's. It's not, I'm not super pleased because if these games, at least destiny and Anthem got off the ground and got a fan base. If you can't maintain at least a 200 user count within your first three months, just kill it.
Like you said, just kill it.
Tyler: It is bold of you to say Anthem got off the ground.
Ryan: going to say Anthem
Greg: for a little bit, for a lot longer than this for Cruz then crucible. Yeah.
Tyler: crucible never stood up.
Ryan: Anthem legitimately was bricking PlayStations
Ryan: So this is going to be great.
Greg: great job, Amazon. So that's that our last headline of the day before we get to our weird news or we had headlines is that,
Ryan: Because of
Greg: the coronavirus, a lot of people have been gaining more and sales have been going up. However, gain stop has seen a big decline. However, so what happened was, is that GameStop shut down, basically every store, when the pandemic hit.
And they opened up a few for like limited pickup locations. but pretty much they closed all 3,500 locations. but what they did see is they saw 800% increase in digital sales,
Ryan: which makes
Greg: people are going online. and their sales skyrocketed almost over 500% in that quarter. And they only ended up losing about 166 million on 1.02 billion.
A dollars worth of sales, which in the grand scheme of things is not awful, which begs the question, how long before GameStop ceases to exist. And it goes the way of circuit city, where they shut down the stores themselves and just go online. Cause these brick and mortar game stores cannot keep up with digital demand.
On top of the fact that other companies like Amazon and Apple getting into this well. Forget Amazon. Cause we already talked about it. We just saw what they
Tyler: New world.
Greg: we're starting to see people. when's the last time you can't answer this, that you went into a game stop and actually bought something.
Tyler: I think the only, I think the last time I did is when I got my switch. Oh, no, sorry. The last time. last time I bought something, was to get a cheesy holiday sweater. Cause it was on sale for $8.
Greg: three years ago, midnight launch destiny two. That is the last time I stepped foot in a game. Stop.
Tyler: yeah. No. And.
Greg: about you Ryan?
Ryan: I was in a game stop like two months ago.
Greg: you buy anything?
Ryan: I pre-ordered a bunch of stuff.
Tyler: You went into a store to preorder you weird bastard.
Ryan: So I prepared the new Assassin's creed. Yeah. Got the ultimate edition paid for that right up front. I'm an Assassin's creed whore anyways. and then I pre-ordered, what else did I preorder? the new, watchdogs Legion. I did preorder that.
I don't know if I'm going to follow through with that, but anyways,
Greg: And so when they come in, you're going to go back to the store, pick it up.
Ryan: I do that with, so here's my thoughts on GameStop, because I actually had a pretty interesting conversation with the guy while I was in there about this very topic. and his take on it was they're less of a, video game store now than they've ever been, which is true.
Nobody goes to GameStop to buy video games anymore. they're more of a toy store,
Greg: They're more they're morphing into a, like a Spencer's or that kind of thing where
Ryan: Yeah. Along that line. Yeah. The niche merchandise. and it was interesting cause he was telling me that if you wanted to go to a game, stop to pick up a new video game, unless you pre-ordered it, they're not going to have it because they so GameStop back before the pandemic back when people still regularly went to GameStop, they would get in the preorder shipment plus extras.
They don't get the extras anymore. They only get the preorders cause nobody's going there anymore. So I would personally hate to see GameStop go away entirely, but at the same time, it is logical for them to shift to an online store presence. Especially during the current climate of consumer consumers.
Nowadays, nobody wants to go to a store. I went to a store because I was in the area and I wanted to stop in and make sure my preorder was done. But. it doesn't make a whole lot of sense, really to have a brick and mortar store in today's day and love for GameStop to be the pioneer, to introduce a secondary market for digital gaming.
I don't think it will ever happen simply because of what digital gaming is. But if anybody could do it would be GameStop because they're the King of the resale on it. When it comes to video games, I'd love to see it happen because I'd love for there to be a secondary market. That's the main reason why I don't want to digital only console of any genre.
Because at that point, you're locked into the developer or the retailer price, the brand new price. You'll never be able to buy a used copy.
Tyler: I think the only way game stop survives, I don't think it will happen, but if they partner with Amazon and make each game stop and Amazon pickup location
Ryan: that would work or
Greg: an Amazon gaming
Ryan: Hell, maybe Amazon will buy game stop simply because it's already got a pretty solid distribution network set up. I'm saying they're already
Greg: you can get Amazon secondary gaining market into physical stores as opposed to going online. So
Ryan: Plus Amazon doesn't screw the people over
Greg: The, what will happen? What will be the future at game stop. Find out whenever we
Tyler: Yeah. Whenever. Yeah, whenever
Ryan: whenever game
Tyler: whenever we poke their corpse of the stick again.
Greg: So that's a that's headlines. All right. So now we're on to weird news of the week. So this week we have three really interesting stories. Tyler, since you put yours in first, you get to go first.
Tyler: so this is like a little late to this one, admittedly. but Amazon announced their. their new ring product and, standard run of the mill stuff. They got their doorbell, they got their doorbell chime and the camera and shit. That's all fine. What I really want to talk about is this monstrosity?
Greg: Is that the mailbox
Tyler: No. Oh, you wish this is the ring drone. That's a quad rotor drone sitting on the left hand side. It's the drone sitting in its
Greg: that's the dock
Tyler: Yup. And the right side, it'll fly around your house. It has a camera.
Greg: for what?
Ryan: For surveillance and
Tyler: take a look around your house when you're not there. It, this motherfucker does patrols. You can set up, you
Greg: can you talk through it?
Greg: Cause I would love to see
Ryan: looks like it has a speaker
Greg: if your son's up at 5:00 AM, just eaten the shit out of some dessert in the fridge.
You can just fly that little fucker down, quiet and be like, Hey, get the fuck the
Tyler: here's the biggest oversight you can't like actively control it. You set a path and it just does
Ryan: tell me about
Greg: what's I don't like the name because it's called, I'm looking this up. The always home cam. Cause it's always home.
Ryan: Don't like that at all.
Greg: I do like the idea because it removes that need for buying multiple devices for around the house. Cause you have, cause it's 250 bucks. So you have one that patrols now. If you somehow needed to get into a house and you knew its path, you could Dodge it Allah, I'm thinking breath of the wild dodging the sensors, it's a cool idea in terms of being able to do it now, can you have multiple ones or will they crash into each other?
Tyler: I don't, it ha it has
Ryan: Can I have a little dog fights with
Tyler: it has obstacle avoidance technology to allow avoid objects and its path.
Ryan: This is only for exterior
Ryan: It's internal. It does all of it.
Greg: you want to try out my always home?
Ryan: Oh, it's what?
Tyler: Yeah, because you have to, you have, it's not suited for outdoor use, but you give it a path to run through. So there is something in the way it'll go up and move out of the way.
Greg: one and go to my girlfriend. I'd be like, Hey, what time do you usually shower by 10:00 AM. Okay.
Ryan: Alright, cool.
Tyler: It's funny. So from the article I'm reading the charging dock blocks, the camera's view. So when it's in the cooler, it can't see you. And the camera only records when it's in flight ring, says the drone makes an audible noise when flying. So it's obvious when footage is being recorded,
Greg: just goes, Oh,
Tyler: you see a bump, anything. but can you imagine breaking into someone's house and
Greg: it'd be great. If you could customize the
Ryan: Oh, my
Greg: just like Peter Griffin, it's eh,
Ryan: it's funny, but somebody's gonna do that because fuck. Why not?
Tyler: there's not a speaker on it, but I just would love to see it. You're just going as.
Greg: do you hear that? Yeah, it's just the always
Ryan: it's just the always home. It's
Tyler: Did you tell it to do that?
Greg: You're just like in bed at night and just like outside, out in the hallway, just here
Tyler: what happened? Hit the door.
Ryan: Oh, my God. That'd be so funny.
Greg: Okay. That
Ryan: want that to happen
Greg: almost worth 250 bucks just to see what it
Tyler: The drone can be commanded to fly on demand or program to fly. When a disturbance is detected by a linked ring alarm system. So
Greg: So we can link to the ring.
Tyler: so someone breaks in this motherfucker pops out and goes out and patrol.
Greg: So if you have, if you have a, like an open window on the top of your door, the postman comes up and drops off your package, triggers the ring and all of a sudden in the window, you just see this little
Ryan: pops up a little bit.
Greg: Yeah. no, thank you. I want nothing to do with
Ryan: Oh my God. I want everything to do with this.
Tyler: see. let me control it when I'm not home.
Ryan: that you can't control
Tyler: the weird, right?
Ryan: It's so weird that you can't like, even if it was like a shitty fucking phone app that doesn't really register the controls super well, but you can try. put some sort of effort in
Tyler: let me just don't. Yeah, go forward. Don't
Greg: cause then you're increasing. You're increasing costs.
Ryan: I don't feel like
Tyler: Are you?
Greg: by adding a controller.
Ryan: Oh no. The, just an app on the phone, you already have it to download
Greg: you probably do is it's probably a Bluetooth style button where you Mark the first location Mark, the second one, Mark the third one. And then it just
Ryan: It just finds the points, which is fine. But at the same time, for a phone app like that, everything you need is there
Greg: You can change the volume of that at hums at so you can have to be like, you can have it be like. or you can have it be like your daughter comes home late from the dance, and then you just hear it. Hi, you done pissed off the
Ryan: up and goes,
Tyler: you imagine
Ryan: follows her down the hallway screaming
Tyler: Okay. Trying to sneak home, the drone screams at you. That's a weird
Greg: Amazon. Why? Why are you, or why is ring releasing this? When we're always home?
Ryan: because it's always
Greg: gets to watch that honey wheat. We haven't left the house since may. Yeah, but it can float around the house, but
Ryan: Yeah, but for one we're
Tyler: or, like someone went that, like why we're at least in this drawing, it's always home. We needed a name. We didn't need a name. We figured it out. It's the always
Ryan: Oh my
Tyler: or you're just sitting down somewhere here.
Greg: are already people obsessed with just watching their phone with their ring system. And then now they're just gonna be able to watch their entire house be like, Oh, look at the dog. Oh, look at the dog. Who's that?
Ryan: Wait a minute.
Tyler: I personally, I can't wait to see what kind of drinking games people decide to do with this thing.
Ryan: That'd be
Tyler: people, if people
Ryan: I want to buy this thing now and I want to program it. So that way it does all the things that we tell. We said it should
Tyler: Because it starts shipping next year.
Ryan: Nevermind. I don't want it
Tyler: Cause you're not going to be home anymore.
I'll be somewhere else by then
Tyler: Maybe the fuck out of there.
Ryan: as fast
Tyler: So who's following
Greg: so you carry it through your house. That's how you do it. You carry it through your house to program the flight path. It can fly for five minutes before it
Ryan: Can I do this the whole time I'm walking with it. So that way it just cause
Tyler: can you
Ryan: that ain't going to get around the whole house
Tyler: to have multiple docking stations to rest up between flights
Ryan: you fly here and then you land and then you go up here and then you
Greg: I would like to watch the video that flying around at home.
Ryan: It's probably a very small home.
Tyler: So real quick. So who gets to this point? I'm assuming he
Ryan: the alarm going off,
Cause that's a loud alarm.
Greg: All right. So that's a, that is Amazon's new invasion product.
Tyler: This guy feels how this guy looks, how we feel about it. I didn't even, here we
Greg: does. Look at him. All right. now Ryan has to follow that up.
Ryan: Yeah. It's going to be tough. I'm not going to lie. He should have been lying.
Tyler: shouldn't not have, let me go first on that.
Ryan: So the news article that I brought to the table today is a blue origin news article. I don't know. I know you're familiar with blue origin. Tyler Gregory. Are you familiar with blue origin?
Tyler: any of our loyal viewers should be, as we covered an entire month, I think it was what may.
Greg: I do love rockets,
Ryan: but yes, blue origin, for those who don't know is Jeff Bezos is answer to space X effectively. it's his version of space X they're practicing in quotation marks. right now they're just doing launches up into a higher earth orbit and then coming back to that and landing, and they just had their 13th successful.
Launch. And on this particular launch, they were testing out the lunar landing gear that they have put together,
Greg: Oh, the one that looks like a giant Dick
Ryan: What spaceship doesn't
Tyler: this is not the, not the project they
Greg: clearly has a head.
Tyler: yeah. Look, Greg, it's delivering the payload.
Greg: Gotcha. Okay. Sorry.
Ryan: Come on Greg.
Greg: So tell me more. So why is it weird?
Greg: besides, yeah, besides the fact that we call it
Ryan: way it looks.
Greg: Oregon origin.
Ryan: Origin. No, it's not super weird. Truthfully. I thought it was super cool, which is why I want to bring it up. So it's, they have a video of the actual launch and everything, and the way it lands is not nearly at all like space X, which space X, I don't know if you've seen the videos where it comes down and lands on the barge.
It just has the X platform that it lands on this one. Actually, you can see it here. These.
Tyler: right here,
Ryan: It actually has legs that will open up and come out and land as if an actual lunar Lander would come
Greg: like modules,
Ryan: Which is pretty fucking cool. So apparently it's this rock, not this one. Onscreen. It's this rocket in the video. of the launch. This rocket has done this seven times successfully.
Greg: the same
Ryan: The same rocket has done this seven times.
So it's pretty neat. They, so this one, they had a bunch of satellites and a bunch of, testing and centration on the ship itself, as well as a, personnel capsule that was on, there was nobody in it, but it came down. So what ended up happening was it launched up the booster rocket, which is where most of the instruments were for the experiments that they were running.
as well as that is, what has the legs on it for the lunar landing gear? So that separated from the personnel capsule that was on top of the head, if you will. so they separated, the booster, rocket came down, landed, successfully, and then the personal capital came down on parachutes, just like you would see in the older space, videos and stuff that you see.
So it was super cool to watch. I highly
Greg: As someone who loves space as a kid, I love seeing the love of space being reignited, it's being privatized. but the fact that these companies are using money to do this kind of crap, I am so excited for the new space age.
Ryan: even better is so this lunar landing gear that they were testing out is for NASA.
So this was something that they, that I don't know if they commissioned, but this was on behalf of NASA. They were testing this. so they were testing payloads, the new landing gear. the personnel to make sure that capsule could survive the impact and all that. And then just to make sure that the experiments, everything went well, and it was a very successful launch.
It just happened today. So it was pretty cool.
Greg: All right.
Tyler: That's pretty dope.
Greg: Yeah. All right. we'll move on to mine.
Ryan: Yes. Tell me about yours, Greg. I saw the headline.
Greg: Nintendo filed a new trademark last month for what it likes to call the scar, which is the peak at you car. So Peka get it. So anyways, So Nintendo and creatures, inc. And game I've applied for a bunch of trademarks relating to the beaker.
She's is an environmentally sound Pikachu themed motor vehicle. And the trademarks are not just in Japanese folks. They're in English.
So there are in the gallery. you can see, what the car may look like, and Tyler will get them up
Ryan: I hope this is just an artist's rendition
Greg: the three trademarks fall under the categories of vehicle and education, but none of them appear to the tied to the development of a game.
So the, here we go, yup. Pay car. It's a venture between Toyota and the Pokemon company. They want to create a compact gas free vehicle with a Pekichu theme. And I love the last line of this article because it's one of Tyler's favorite phrases, but boy, howdy. Do I want to see people driving PQQ who cars in my neighborhood.
So man, the fact that they filed trademarks or beat Gar. So that's really all I have. It's very short. I just fucking love the idea
Ryan: be fair. If see it. I hope this is just an artist's rendition.
Greg: No, I hope this is exactly what
Tyler: is the exact
Ryan: good. Because fuck, that's not horrifying at all. Remember, man, you just, you're driving late at night. It's like one in the morning. You went out with your friends all day. You fucking, you're just driving on the highway.
You look up, you don't see anything. Then you think you see something out of the corner of your eye and you look up again. It's just that, just go to the other picture real quick, Tyler. You got this, it's just fucking that in your goddamn mirror, God, that'd be fucking horrifying.
Greg: we're going to be replacing the white van of our childhood with P cars. Okay. So that's B cars. So that's our, that's our weird news of the week. And now that our weird news is over it's time for what was lovingly known as Ethel stock minute. But unfortunately, Ethel had other pressing issues, like going back to her husband and how, and so I will be taking it over. So now we're changing it to. So I'm not really gonna, I'm not really picking on, tech stocks or gaming stocks in general. it's more of a word of caution going into the election year. Generally intellection years stocks have a tendency to. Right after an election, it will really depend on who wins this year. but I say, be wary.
I do enjoy using , the app and, working with some ETFs. So while you're going into the fall season, I say, diversify, spread your money out around it. as much as possible. Don't, tie, everything to one horse, as it were, I think that's how horses work. You tie things to them.
As you're heading into the holiday season, be careful with your money. it's one of those things that make sure that how your 401k is being invested. If you do own IRAs and investment funds and that kind of thing, diversify as much as possible, the end. All right. Thanks Greg.
Ryan: Hey, thanks Greg.
Tyler: Thanks Greg.
Greg: that was this week's nano news episode.
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Greg: So this coming Saturday, we're going to be doing our second deep dive, which we'll be going more into depth on the Apple iPhone announcement, which is why we didn't talk about it much today at all.
that's it. And, in one word, say goodbye, everybody.